The Stockbroker: Insider Information, a novel by J.R. Shine, follows Jennifer Palmer, a young stockbroker just starting her career , learning the tricks and techniques of her manipulative colleagues who will do whatever they can to succeed. Written by an experienced stockbroker, the novel is chock full of the gritty details of the back-room meetings that drive the market on its rollercoaster ride. Readers will discover this new world along with the naïve Jennifer as she emerges from her privileged upbringing and is thrust into a world of rigorous quota requirements, reckless coworkers and fierce competition, getting carried away by the pressures of her new career and the love of her life, Javier.
Have you ever wondered how it all came about, the skyscrapers, the boxes and cans and jars with labels of some special brand or someone's name? It came about, so often, out of the holds of big ships, where men and their families, or men and women alone, or here and there a courageous youngster, wide-eyed and frightened were discarded like refuse on the docks of this country. And how did they produce the boxes, build the hospitals, the colleges, the churches, make the cars, envision supermarkets and department stores, produce the technology that reaches out to others all over the world and even walk the moon? One Last Child, by Antonia Phillips Rabb, show how they did it and here's what sometimes becomes of those who followed.
Did you ever wonder how to help two parties resolve a dispute where everyone wins? How to help two feuding neighbors? Creative Mediation (CreateSpace, $21.95) by Thomas Glick is designed to offer mediation tips through unique and creative approaches. Each chapter is based on an actual event to help illustrate the various approaches and techniques. Glick is an attorney residing in Miami, Florida. In 1995 along with his partner Rosanne Shore, he created Center for Conflict Resolution an alternative dispute resolution company that mediates and arbitrates well over 2500 cases per year. Glick has personally mediated over 7500 mediations.
Army sharpshooter and deserter Cooper Chance is trapped. He wants nothing more than to go home; unfortunately, the only thing awaiting him in America is jail. He now leads the life of a mercenary, in a gritty world filled with thugs, prostitutes, and corrupt cops. To survive, Cooper trades diamonds. One day he wanders into a diamond shop, where he meets Sadiq, a young merchant as lost in the world as he is. As they fall in love, Cooper has no idea Sadiq has ulterior motives. Meanwhile huge oil reserves are discovered nearby, and the CIA offers Cooper a way home without jail time if he agrees to carry out a risky, high-stakes mission. Cooper will do anything to get home -- except sell his soul to the devil. But when a teenage prostitute he has promised to save suddenly disappears, Cooper finally relents. Unfortunately, he has no idea that unexpected consequences await. Discover what happens in Cooper's Promise (iUniverse, $15.95) by Timothy Jay Smith.
Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he's also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting. Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses
Would you like to try Roger Staubach's Chicken Pot Pie? How about Bobby Hull's Easy Fruit Salad? The Griese Spoon Cookbook by Bob and Shay Griese is filled with recipes from many celebrities and friends in the world of sports and entertainment. From Reggie Jackson’s Smoothie to Bryant Gumble’s Creole Stuffed Mirlitons...there are many recipes that you will enjoy. Dan Marino has contributed his Bolognese Sauce, Don Mattingly his Bird Nest, and Jack Nicklaus has a Red Velvet Cake recipe that is wonderful. Drew Brees has shared his delicious White Bean Chili recipe, Don Shula loved sharing Shula’s Steak Soup recipe (YUM) and many more!
Written from a real-world perspective by Margo Berman, an award-winning
copywriter/producer/director, this comprehensive guide is what every writer needs
to create powerful, strategic ad copy. Focusing on strategy, technique, and the
skills needed to write for different media, The Copywriter’s Toolkit (Wiley-Blackwell,
$62.95) book will sharpen your copywriting skills whatever your level.
Ibis Literary Reading and Performance Series: Barbara Jane Reyes & Oscar Bermeo: As the University of Miami celebrates the year of Humanities and Arts, the MFA in Creative Writing formal reading series carries on its polyglot theme, exploring stories and poems in multilingual form and cross-cultural and political content in the Ibis Literary Reading and Performance Series. This year, UM has invited five extraordinary writers and poets who write within and outside of the borders and expectations of contemporary American literature.
Tonight, we continue the series with poets Oscar Bermeo and Barbara Jane Reyes. Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the poetry chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below and To the Break of Dawn. Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata, recently noted as a finalist for the California Book Award. She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Gravities of Center and Poeta en San Francisco, which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets.