Crazy

Author: Benjamin Lebert
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425371
Size: 18.58 MB
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Crazy. A smart, funny, poignant, very modern autobiographical coming-of-age novel, written when the author was sixteen years old. Like Catcher in the Rye, Crazy appeals to the teenager in us all. Benni himself is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what they can: girls, booze, sex, philosophy, drugs, sex, books, music, sex–pretty much everything whatever. And Benni lets us in on "the crazy life" he figures is the only way to deal with the crazy world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Talking To Crazy

Author: Mark GOULSTON
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814436374
Size: 31.77 MB
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Talking To Crazy. Let’s face it, we all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what’s the solution? How do you talk to someone who’s out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book, Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his bestselling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now, in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy, he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all—the downright irrational. As a psychiatrist, Goulston has seen his share of crazy and he knows from experience that you can’t simply argue it away. The key to handling irrational people is to learn to lean into the crazy—to empathize with it. That radically changes the dynamic and transforms you from a threat into an ally. Talking to Crazy explains this counterintuitive Sanity Cycle and reveals: Why people act the way they do How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation—and what to do instead When to confront a problem and when to walk away How to use a range of proven techniques including Time Travel, the Fish-bowl, and the Belly Roll And much more You can’t reason with unreasonable people—but you can reach them. This powerful and practical book shows you how.

Hoop Crazy

Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 155143184X
Size: 18.32 MB
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Hoop Crazy. Nick and Kia lose their teammate for the rapidly approaching three-on-three hoop tournament forcing Nick to attempt to turn his naturalist cousin Ned into a basketball player in time for the tournament.

Crazy In Love

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440630747
Size: 52.45 MB
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Crazy In Love. From a bestselling author comes a fun, flirty look at first love! High school senior Mary Jane Ettermeyer has been the good girl for a long time. To date, she's proud to say she's been able to keep her pledge of abstinence (not that anyone has challenged it). But when the cutest guy in school starts flirting with her, she suddenly finds herself crazy in love. Even though her inner Plain Jane is telling her he can't possibly think she's cute, her inner Sexy M. J. is questioning her vow to keep herself pure until marriage. Not to mention that hot Jackson House shouldn't even be talking to her, because he already has a girlfriend! There are a ton of good reasons why she should never speak to Jackson again, except that every time she sees him, all of her resistance seems to melt away. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crazy

Author: Pete Earley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440628815
Size: 76.50 MB
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Crazy. Former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system. But it was only when his own son-in the throes of a manic episode-broke into a neighbor's house that he learned what happens to mentally ill people who break a law. This is the Earley family's compelling story, a troubling look at bureaucratic apathy and the countless thousands who suffer confinement instead of care, brutal conditions instead of treatment, in the "revolving doors" between hospital and jail. With mass deinstitutionalization, large numbers of state mental patients are homeless or in jail-an experience little better than the horrors of a century ago. Earley takes us directly into that experience-and into that of a father and award-winning journalist trying to fight for a better way.

Crazy

Author: Amy Reed
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442413484
Size: 71.30 MB
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Crazy. Connor and Izzy, two teens who met at a summer art camp in the Pacific Northwest where they were counsellors, share a series of emails in which they confide in one another, eventally causing Connor to become worried when he realizes that Izzy's emotionalhighs and lows are too extreme.

Halfway To Crazy

Author: Mark Thrice
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614483922
Size: 22.40 MB
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Halfway To Crazy. This hilarious collection of the best and funniest columns published by syndicated humor columnist Mark Thrice takes an entertaining look at "normal" everyday life-from husbanding to parenting to holding down the job that is paying for both. With over fifty columns showcasing Mr. Thrice's witty and whimsical turns, this is a perfect gift for husband and wife and a classic treasure that will produce laughs on every page!

200 Crazy Clever Kakuro Puzzles

Author: Dave LeCompte
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557332966
Size: 15.56 MB
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200 Crazy Clever Kakuro Puzzles . 200 all-new Kakuro (or Cross Sums) puzzles, ranging in size and difficulty from easy 3x3 puzzles to monster 24x32 puzzles. Comes with answers and solving tips.

Crazy River

Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439157642
Size: 20.95 MB
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Crazy River. NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and, really, no one should. In his last book, the adventure classic God’s Middle Finger, he narrowly escaped death in Mexico’s lawless Sierra Madre. Now, Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness, wit, and curiosity into East Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves, whores, and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat. And then the real adventure begins. Known to local tribes as “the river of bad spirits,” the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversary even with a heavily armed Tanzanian crew as travel companions. Dodging bullets, hippos, and crocodiles, Grant finally emerges in war-torn Burundi, where he befriends some ethnic street gangsters and trails a notorious man-eating crocodile known as Gustave. He concludes his journey by interviewing the dictatorial president of Rwanda and visiting the true source of the Nile. Gripping, illuminating, sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, Crazy River is a brilliantly rendered account of a modern-day exploration of Africa, and the unraveling of Grant’s peeled, battered mind as he tries to take it all in.