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|Author||: Andrew Clements,Mark Elliott|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.
|Author||: Astrid Lindgren|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Angry because everyone at home is so mean, five-year-old Lotta takes her favorite toy and goes to live in a neighbor's attic.
|Author||: Luvvie Ajayi Jones|
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer, and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone. We're all afraid. We're afraid of asking for what we want because we're afraid of hearing "no." We're afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We're afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say to live free. With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle. The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower. Let's go!
|Author||: Leah Remini,Rebecca Paley|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author—the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost. That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices. Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology’s causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she’d worked so hard for, and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes. But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target. In the end, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a “Suppressive Person,” and as a result, all of her fellow parishioners—including members of her own family—were told to disconnect from her. Forever. Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequences. Praise for Troublemaker “An aggressively honest memoir . . . Troublemaker is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date.”—Entertainment Weekly “Leah’s story is a juicy, inside-Hollywood read, but it’s more than that. It’s a moving story about the value of questioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith.”—People
|Author||: Cathryn Fox|
|Editor||: Cathryn Fox|
I had perfected turning a bad situation around and making it work for me. But when dream sex turns out to be real and too much tequila ends up with Elvis and a sidewalk wedding that’s actually legit, I thought I’d reached my limit. First, I’m not the type of girl hot hockey player, Cason goes for. But the love marks on my body the next morning told a different story, so imagine my surprise when he offers to be my temporary husband to help me with a situation. Talk about turning a reckless mistake into a win-win situation! What could possibly go wrong with having a harmless affair with the hottest guy on the planet? Oh, only just about everything.
|Author||: Linda Howard|
A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard. For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he’s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet. The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau “Bo” Maran finally has her life figured out. She’s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life—especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan. The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she’s willing to give. And when Morgan’s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.
|Author||: Alex Evanovich,Janet Evanovich|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics|
Barney and Hooker are together again and fighting crime, leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder in their wake. Some would say they're drawn toward trouble like a moth to a flame. Others would claim their friends, Rosa and Felicia, dump trouble in Barney's and Hooker's laps. Either way, they are in over their heads when Rosa is kidnapped, and her disappearance is linked to a dangerous voodoo priest and his search for a mystery-drenched stolen statue. Written by Janet and Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones (Dr. Horrible, Token), Troublemaker brings ultimate adventure set in sun-filled Miami! • Janet Evanovich, the New York Times number-one best-selling author, brings her hit Barnaby series to Dark Horse Comics! • The entire Troublemaker story collected into one affordable volume! • "With art reminiscent of the Florida sun and writing supercharged with action, the Troublemaker graphic novel from best-selling author Evanovich and her daughter is a winner!"—RT Book Reviews
|Author||: Luvvie Ajayi|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company|
"A truth-riot of a book!"—Shonda Rhimes New York Times Bestseller #1 Washington Post Bestseller Redbook “20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall” GoodHousekeeping.com “17 New Best New Books to Read This Fall” BookRiot “100 Must-Read Hilarious Books” Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist Now in development with "Shondaland" and ABC Signature Studios as cable television series Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture, and fame, from addressing those terrible friends we all have to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook. With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I'm Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.
|Author||: Brighton Walsh|
|Editor||: Bright Publishing, LLC|
Aurora "Rory" Haven's life is in shambles. Her ex-husband's living with the woman he cheated with, her oldest daughter blames her for the divorce, and she's broke. To make ends meet, she partners with the too-young, way too hot local contractor she has absolutely no business fantasizing about. Nash King is working overtime so he can take over the family business. He doesn't need the distraction of his best friend's sister, but the hot-as-hell, pearl-clutching divorcée barrels her way into his everyday life. He's managed to ignore his attraction to her for a decade. What's another couple months? The summer heat and forced proximity has tempers flaring…and their chemistry sizzling. But Havenbrook's gossip mill is churning full-force, and the last thing Rory needs is everyone speculating over her crush on a man eight years her junior. Except crushing doesn't have anything on what's really going on… What would happen if the townspeople found out paint wasn't the only thing being stripped? Hometown Troublemaker is book two in the Havenbrook series, but it can be read and enjoyed without reading any other Havenbrook books. Each full length book in this series can be read on its own. For fans of: Adriana Locke, Amy Daws, Anna Todd, Audrey Carlan, Aurora Rose Reynolds, Avery Flynn, Bella Andre, Beth Ehemann, Brenda Rothert, Carly Phillips, Carrie Aarons, Carrie Ann Ryan, Catherine Cowles, Charity Ferrell, Chelle Bliss, Claire Kingsley, Claudia Burgoa, Colleen Hoover, Corinne Michaels, Devney Perry, Elise Faber, Elle Kennedy, Emily Henry, Erika Wilde, Erin Nicholas, Geneva Lee, H Hunting, Helen Hoang, Helena Hunting, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Ivy Smoak, Jaci Burton, Jami Davenport, Jana Aston, Jay Crownover, Jennifer Probst, Jill Sanders, Jill Shalvis, K. Bromberg, K.A. Linde, Karina Halle, Karla Sorensen, Kat Mizera, Kate Canterbary, Kate Meader, Kaylee Ryan, Kelly Jamieson, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox, Kennedy Ryan, Kristen Callihan, Kylie Scott, Lani Lynn Vale, Laura Kaye, Lauren Blakely, Lauren Landish, Lexi Ryan, LJ Shen, Lili Valente, Lucy Score, Maria Luis, Meghan March, Melanie Harlow, Melissa Foster, Mira Lyn Kelly, Monica Murphy, Nana Malone, Natasha Madison, Nicole Snow, Penelope Ward, Penny Reid, Pippa Grant, R.S. Grey, Rachel Gibson, Rachel Van Dyken, Sally Thorne, Sara Ney, Sarina Bowen, Sawyer Bennett, Stacey Lynn, Talia Hibbert, Tessa Bailey, Toni Aleo, Vi Keeland, Zoe York Keywords: 21st century, adult, adult fiction, adult stories, afraid to commit, age gap, age gap romance, alpha hero, alpha male, another try, army, autumn, beach reads, best friend's sister, best friends, best friends in romance, blue collar romance, book, books, captivating romance, childhood crush, childhood friends, comedy, comedy series, competition, construction worker, contemporary, contemporary crush, contemporary romance, contemporary romance and sex, cougar romance, cunnilingus, current, dirty talk, Dirty talking alpha male, divorced heroine, dominant male, dual POV, ebook, emotional journey, enemies to lovers romance, explicit, Explicit Sexual Content, family, family feels, family saga, female, female protagonist, fiction, Fling to love, friends to lovers, friends to lovers romance, Friendship, funny, funny romance, gamma hero, gossiping neighbor, Graphic Description, grovel, handyman hero, happily ever after, HEA, heart-warming, heartwarming, hero, hero goes down, hilarious, hometown, hot, hot guy, hot romance, humor, inked hero, kissing books, laugh romance, light romance, lighthearted romance, literature, long romance series, long series, love, love books, love story, loyalty, male going down, may december romance, modern romance, novel, older woman younger man, opposites attract, opposites attract romance, oral sex, racy, raunchy, read, return to hometown, reunion, rom-com, romance, romance books, romance fiction books, romance love, romance series, romantic comedy, romantic comedy books, romantic comedy series, romantic comedy steamy, sassy, second chance, second chance at love, second time around, secret, seduction, sensual, sensual romance, series, sex, sex erotica stories, sexy, single mom, single mom romance, small town, small town romance, small town southern romance, smart romance, Smokin' Hot (explicit sex), something funny to read, southern, southern romance, southern small town, sparks, steamy, stories, stories about sex, story, summer, summer read, swoon, Swoon Romance, Swoon Romance, tattooed hero, Third Person POV, USA today, USA today bestseller, wall sex, witty banter romance books, women's fiction, younger man romance
|Author||: Bill Zimmerman|
|Editor||: Anchor Books|
The author discusses his life as a risk-taking social advocate who dodged FBI gunfire to airlift food to Sioux Indians, registered black voters, marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and worked to end the Vietnam War, in a book where he also documents his interactions with such historic figures as Abbie Hoffman, César Chávez, Jane Fonda and more.
|Author||: Francine Pascal|
|Editor||: Sweet Valley|
Jessica and Trent wonder how to deal with their attraction to each other as they are each dating someone else, and after some uncomfortable family arguments about her behavior and choice of boyfriends, Alanna starts drinking again.
|Author||: Janet Evanovich,Alex Evanovich|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics|
The further adventures of Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker, two characters developed by Janet Evanovich for her novels Metro girl and Motor mouth. Presented in graphic novel format.
|Author||: Lauren Castillo|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
After playing a trick on his sister by stealing her toy rabbit, a mischievous little boy wonders who the new troublemaker is when his toy raccoon disappears.
|Author||: Leslie Berlin|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Acclaimed historian Leslie Berlin’s “deeply researched and dramatic narrative of Silicon Valley’s early years…is a meticulously told…compelling history” (The New York Times) of the men and women who chased innovation, and ended up changing the world. Troublemakers is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world. “In this vigorous account…a sturdy, skillfully constructed work” (Kirkus Reviews), historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic—were born. “There is much to learn from Berlin’s account, particularly that Silicon Valley has long provided the backdrop where technology, elite education, institutional capital, and entrepreneurship collide with incredible force” (The Christian Science Monitor). Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from the factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future.
|Author||: Carla Shalaby|
|Editor||: The New Press|
A radical educator’s paradigm-shifting inquiry into the accepted, normal demands of school, as illuminated by moving portraits of four young “problem children” In this dazzling debut, Carla Shalaby, a former elementary school teacher, explores the everyday lives of four young “troublemakers,” challenging the ways we identify and understand so-called problem children. Time and again, we make seemingly endless efforts to moderate, punish, and even medicate our children, when we should instead be concerned with transforming the very nature of our institutions, systems, and structures, large and small. Through delicately crafted portraits of these memorable children—Zora, Lucas, Sean, and Marcus—Troublemakers allows us to see school through the eyes of those who know firsthand what it means to be labeled a problem. From Zora’s proud individuality to Marcus’s open willfulness, from Sean’s struggle with authority to Lucas’s tenacious imagination, comes profound insight—for educators and parents alike—into how schools engender, exclude, and then try to erase trouble, right along with the young people accused of making it. And although the harsh disciplining of adolescent behavior has been called out as part of a school-to-prison pipeline, the children we meet in these pages demonstrate how a child’s path to excessive punishment and exclusion in fact begins at a much younger age. Shalaby’s empathetic, discerning, and elegant prose gives us a deeply textured look at what noncompliance signals about the environments we require students to adapt to in our schools. Both urgent and timely, this paradigm-shifting book challenges our typical expectations for young children and with principled affection reveals how these demands—despite good intentions—work to undermine the pursuit of a free and just society.
|Author||: Chester E. Finn, Jr.|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
Few people have been more involved in shaping postwar U.S. education reforms--or dissented from some of them more effectively--than Chester Finn. Assistant secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, and an aide to politicians as different as Richard Nixon and Daniel Moynihan, Finn has also been a high school teacher, an education professor, a prolific and best-selling writer, a think-tank analyst, a nonprofit foundation president, and both a Democrat and Republican. This remarkably varied career has given him an extraordinary insider's view of every significant school-reform movement of the past four decades, from racial integration to No Child Left Behind. In Troublemaker, Finn has written a vivid history of postwar education reform that is also the personal story of one of the foremost players--and mavericks--in American education. Finn tells how his experiences have shaped his changing views of the three major strands of postwar school reform: standards-driven, choice-driven, and profession-driven. Of the three, Finn now believes that a combination of choice and standards has the greatest potential, but he favors this approach more on pragmatic than ideological grounds, arguing that parents should be given more options at the same time that schools are allowed more flexibility and held to higher performance norms. He also explains why education reforms of all kinds are so difficult to implement, and he draws valuable lessons from their frequent failure. Clear-eyed yet optimistic, Finn ultimately gives grounds for hope that the best of today's bold initiatives--from charter schools to technology to makeovers of school-system governance--are finally beginning to make a difference.
|Author||: Anne Yates,Lewis Chester|
|Editor||: White Lion Publishing|
Fiercely driven, passionately idealistic & secretly tormented, the British priest Michael Scott was a key figure in the struggles against apartheid, colonialism and nuclear weapons. This biography brings to life a man who helped bring liberation to millions, but was himself held captive by fear and doubt.
|Author||: Pete Johnson|
|Editor||: Random House|
Archie is very unpopular at school, so the class troublemaker, Miranda Jones, decides to transform him into a rule-breaker like herself, and in the process, the two become friends.