30 Years, 30,000 Miles: What I Learned from God While Running
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Like it or not, we are all running a race called life, and we all have the exact same finish line. How we run our course matters, but even if we stumble and fall, there is always an opportunity to learn to race in a better way. Runners and nonrunners alike will appreciate the lessons on such topics as rest and waiting while drawing inspiration to look at life from the viewpoint of seeing what God reveals.
With humor and a compelling storytelling style, Tretter allows you to accompany her on a journey covering thirty years and 30,000 miles. You will encounter the extraordinary people and events that can impact an ordinary life. With intimate looks at subjects such as winning, infertility, forgiveness, and healing, you are sure to be inspired on your own spiritual journey. Or at the very least, you will be able to make perfect Crème Brulée and Thai Sticky Rice!
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NFL Brawler: A Player-Turned-Agent’s Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League
by: Lyons Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 4 reviews
NFL Brawler is a raucous first-person account of an NFL under siege by the game’s first player-turned-agent, Ralph Cindrich, the original “Blind Side” agent whose entertaining pro football memoir takes readers behind the scenes of the game’s most important and outrageous drafts, deals, and trades; takes on NFL scandals by tellin’ it like it is; and takes readers closer to the real action of the sport—from locker rooms to boardrooms, and into the worlds of agents and players—than any book to date.
Chronicling more than thirty years in the professional football business—on the field and in the locker room; in high-stakes negotiations with coaches, GMs, and owners; and inside agents’ and players’ personal lives—Cindrich, twice named by The Sporting News as one of the 100 most powerful people in sports, writes about a who’s who of professional football: NFL personnel like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Polian and Bill Parcells; NFL owners like Art Rooney and Al Davis to Jerry Jones and others; sports agents; and of course NFL players like Herschel Walker, Bill Fralic, and James Farrior.
While taking certain aspects of his beloved sport to task, Cindrich’s memoir is entertaining—blowing out of the water Jerry Maguire, Arli$$, and other portrayals of an agent’s life.
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The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection
by: St. Martin’s Griffin
Product rating: 4.7 with 9 reviews
In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection
the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
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My First Hundred Years in Show Business: A Memoir
by: The Overlook Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
The unabashedly funny and forthright memoir by the Tony Award winner for Grey Gardens, detailing the singular life and career of one of our most admired and acclaimed stage actors
Mary Louise Wilson became a star at age sixty with her smash one-woman play Full Gallop portraying legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. But before and since, her life and her career―including the Tony Award for her portrayal of Big Edie in Grey Gardens―have been enviably celebrated and varied.
Raised in New Orleans with a social climbing, alcoholic mother, Mary Louise moved to New York City in the late 1950s; lived with her gay brother in the Village; entered the nightclub scene in a legendary review; and rubbed shoulders with every famous person of that era and since. My First Hundred Years in Show Business gets it all down. Yet as delicious as the anecdotes are, the heart of this book is in its unblinkingly honest depiction of the life of a working actor. In her inimitable voice―wry, admirably unsentimental, mordantly funny―Mary Louise Wilson has crafted a work that is at once a teeming social history of the New York theatre scene and a thoroughly revealing, superbly entertaining memoir of the life of an extraordinary woman and actor. 24 b&w photographs
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Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed
by: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
Product rating: 4.8 with 290 reviews
[Read by Pete Larkin]
Ben Rich, director of Lockheed’s Skunk Works, reveals the behind-the-scenes drama involved in the development of the military’s aerial technology.
From the development of the U-2 to the stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America’s high-stakes quest to dominate the skies, Skunk Works
is the true story of America’s most secret and successful aerospace operation.
As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation’s brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.
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Magnificent Mark: Unlock your awesomeness and make your teenage years remarkable
by: Overboard Ministries
Product rating: 5.0 with 8 reviews
“Magnificent Mark: Unlock your awesomeness and make your teenage years remarkable” is a book written to challenge teenagers. Danny Ray, a world-class magician and seasoned communicator, shares heart-warming, humorous and relatable stories from his own youth that will help students engage the concepts of this book. Most of all, however, he teaches a life-changing biblical truth that a teenager’s awesomeness isn’t found in trying to be like someone else, but rather, in fully embracing the person that God made them to be. Once they discover their God-designed greatness, they will be ready to leave a MARK in the world around them.
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