Most NPR listeners have experienced at least one ´´driveway moment´´: You’re so captivated by a story, interview, or essay you’re hearing on the radio that you sit in your driveway, motor running, to hear it all the way through. Even if the ice cream is melting in the trunk. The latest collection of this best-selling series features memorable tales, bits, and commentary from NPR favorites, regulars, and guests. Smartly chosen, sincerely hilarious, this collection will leave you in stitches. Contents: Joan Rivers: ´´Outrageous and Outspoken as Ever´´ Harry Shearer: ´´Now You See It´´ Harry Shearer: ´´Sammy the Flame-Resistant Salmon´´ ´´Comedy Writing: How to Be Funny´´ ´´The (Wacky) World According to John Hodgman´´ ´´At Climate Conference, Hot Air Reigns´´ ´´Dave Barry´s Science Fair Tricks´´ Brian Williams on Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! ´´Snoring Does Not Get in the Way of Love´´ ´´Kevin Kling Returns´´ Carol Burnett: ´´Still Glad For ´This Time Together´´ ´´Tim Conway Delivers Laughs Without an Apology´´ ´´Mehlman´s Famous Actors Tour of Los Angeles´´ ´´A Rejection Letter Template´´ ´´What´s America´s Funniest Joke?´´ Robert Earl Keen Plays ´´Not My Job´´ ´´Bob and Ray, Masters of the Subtle Spoof´´ ´´Powerball Dreams´´ ´´Jane Lynch, TV’s New Queen of Mean´´ ´´Wedding Season Can Be Trying´´ ´´My Child, the Prodigy - and Other Punch Lines´´ ´´Advice for New Fathers´´ Tom Bodett: ´´You´ve Been Warned´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Krulwich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000706/bk_high_000706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in an exciting time. Technology, globalization and demographic shifts provide new potential for personal and business success. Yet, research tells that only 30 percent of our attempts to implement change succeed amid the turbulence we encounter both within and outside today´s organizations. We need new ways of thinking and doing if we are to turn potential into performance. Managing at the Leading Edge provides a new evidence-based roadmap for leadership success in a dynamic context. Managing at the Leading Edge highlights lessons from the navigation and piloting practices used in high performance sailing. In the contemporary ´´white water´´ business environment, as at sea, achieving goals requires choosing a destination amidst uncertainty, adjusting to continually shifting conditions, converting the push and pull of environmental forces into momentum, and using different skills at different times to negotiate hazards and achieve success. Easy-to-grasp and recall, this book proposes a framework of leadership with a dual focus on navigating and piloting. This framework is supported by new evidence-based insights about personal and organizational high performance. Systematic comparisons of high performing leaders and organizations with leaders and organizations that have not yet achieved this distinction illustrate how the principles of navigation and piloting apply. This research featured surveys of over 1,000 senior and mid-level leaders, the results of over a 100 interviews and the author´s extensive consultation experience with a host of leaders and organizations. Through case studies, discussion of relevant research, practical tools and templates, Managing at the Leading Edge will help you learn: The critical tasks of leader navigating and piloting that lead to successful business change Leadership skills through which the critical tasks of navigating and piloting ar 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Sears. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000238/bk_graw_000238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Does your mind blank in conversation and create awkward silence? Do you run out of things to say and struggle to keep dialogue flowing? (A) Conversation isn´t scripted, (B) it´s 100% unpredictable, and (C) it can be terrifying at times. How do you prepare for such a thing? By learning how to apply improv comedy techniques to roll with any punch and improve your conversations and social interactions. Become quicker and cleverer in daily conversation. Improv(e) Your Conversations teaches the ingenious rules of improv comedy that allow performers to turn boring prompts into memorable interactions worthy of standing ovations. This means there are real frameworks and templates to escape interview-mode small talk - and start connecting and building rapport from the moment you say ´´Hello.´´ This book goes through over 15 of the most helpful and insightful improv comedy techniques with countless real-life examples to make you a great talker. Learn the conversational secrets of the world´s best comedians. Electric, flowing conversation doesn´t just happen, and no one knows that better than Patrick King, internationally best-selling author and highly sought-after social interaction and conversation coach. Let his expertise guide you through the improv comedy world and exactly, word for word, how to never run out of things to say. A single conversation can change your life, so make sure that each one is memorable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Hempel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083147/bk_acx0_083147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For over 400 years the tailored suit has dominated the wardrobe. Its simple forms, inspired by royal, military, religious and professional clothing, have provided a functional and sometimes elegant uniform for modern life. We see it every day - on the street, in the ofce, at moments of celebration, ceremony and crisis - but whether its custom-made or mass-produced, its complex construction, symbolic power and shifting meanings are often taken for granted. In The Suit Christopher Breward unpicks the story of our most familiar garment. He shows how its emergence in Western Europe at the end of the seventeenth century reected political rivalries and the rise of democratic society. New technologies of measuring the body and constructing clothing for it produced an ideal template for modern fashion. Breward also traces the precedents and adaptations of the suit in South and East Asia, questioning its status as a symbol of Western civilization. Beyond its role as a badge of respectability and service to state and commerce, the suit is a device for subverting the status quo. Artists, musicians and social revolutionaries have adapted the rules of suit-wearing to provoke and undermine. Breward describes its adoption by women and its usefulness as an index of character in painting, photography and lm. And nally, at a moment when suit-wearing appears to be on the decline, will it survive in the twenty-rst century and in the human imagination? Beautifully illustrated and written with authority, The Suit offers new perspectives on this most mundane, and poetic, product of modern culture.
The keto diet is having a moment, and you might be wondering whether the hype is real. Is it really possible to lose all that weight by switching to a high-fat diet? What about all of the terrible things we’ve heard about fat for the past few decades?Well, by taking on a 30-day keto challenge, you can see for yourself how cutting carbs out of your diet and leaning more heavily on protein and fat can lead to the weight loss you’ve always wanted. You’ll burn fat, you’ll eat great food, you’ll feel wonderful, and you won’t suffer from the hunger pangs of other diets. In other words, you’ll change your life for the better.You’ll be invited to create your own 30-day keto challenge that is exciting, delicious, and tailored to your life and tastes. You’ll never be bored because you’ll have the power to choose your meals and eat what most appeals to you.In just three chapters, you’ll get all of the following:A brief and easy-to-understand explanation of the keto diet and why it worksAn honest look at what you can expect during your 30-day challengeTips on how to get organized before you start your keto dietSimple math equations based on a standard keto breakdown so that you can figure out how many grams of fat, protein, and carbs you should eat per dayInformation on intermittent fasting and how it can enhance a keto dietAdvice on dealing with some of the early-on side effects of the keto diet like dehydration and fatigue50 delicious, simple-to-make recipes broken down into breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinnerNutritional info for each recipe so that you don’t have to do any of the math on your ownA 30-day keto challenge template that you can adapt to your lifestyleBy the end of this guide, you’ll be empowered to start your own keto journey. The recipes range from simple omelets to more complex dishes like keto chili and salm 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald Hillman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146087/bk_acx0_146087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky - who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO´s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear´s new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast - My Adventures with God is a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe, and triumph, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is ´´God´´. As Tobolowsky explains, ´´It´s hard to believe in nothing. Even cats believe in suppertime. As much as we love certainty, we are often shaped by the invisible, the unexplainable - something we call faith. We are inclined to acknowledge the holy. Even if it is only a paper heart we find in an old suitcase.´´ My Adventures with God is a series of short stories exploring the idea that most people´s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have powerful creation myths: tales of our childhood and family, our first battles won and lost. It is our Genesis. Then, like in the Book of Exodus, we go into slavery. Rather than building pyramids, we lose ourselves in fear and ambition - in first loves, first jobs, too many dreams mixed with too much beer. We eventually become free, only to wander in the wilderness. At some point we stop and proclaim to the universe who we are. This is our Leviticus moment. We reconcile what we thought we would be with what we have become. We often attempt a mid-course correction. Then, as in the Book of Numbers, we are shaped by mortality as we bear the loss of family and friends. Finally, we retell our stories to our children hoping to make sense of the journey, as Moses did in Deuteronomy. Tobolowsky´s stories tell of a boy growing up in the wilds of Texas, finding and losing love, losing and finding himself - all told through the prism of the Torah and Talmud, mixed with insights from science, and refined through a child´s sense of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Tobolowsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007880/bk_sans_007880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anger Management Anger is universal and far-reaching, touching us all in moments of crisis. While we must tame the emotion for our own benefit, it is not an enemy. In fact, if channeled in a productive way, it can break down barriers that reduce intimacy in personal relationships and stall growth in our professional careers. It is possible to express anger appropriately in order to clear up misunderstandings without hurting anyone. On the other hand, you should never feel hopeless because you feel incapable of mastering the aggression that accompanies your angry emotions. You might even feel that you have permanently damaged significant relationships and your reputation for angry outbursts will follow you for the rest of your life. This is not true. You can develop new patterns that become good habits, which heal broken relationships and repair your reputation. This book teaches the fundamentals for expressing anger in productive ways, and ending the cycle of inappropriate aggression. You will be provided with a template that explains how you should act before anger strikes, how to act while experiencing anger, how to proceed once the anger is gone, and how to defuse angry people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hatak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115702/bk_acx0_115702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Beard Award-winning food journalist Kevin Alexander traces an exhilarating golden age in American dining Over the past decade, Kevin Alexander saw American dining turned on its head. Starting in 2006, the food world underwent a transformation as the established gatekeepers of American culinary creativity in New York City and the Bay Area were forced to contend with Portland, Oregon. Its new, no-holds-barred, casual fine-dining style became a template for other cities, and a culinary revolution swept across America. Traditional ramen shops opened in Oklahoma City. Craft cocktail speakeasies appeared in Boise. Poke bowls sprung up in Omaha. Entire neighborhoods, like Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and cities like Austin, were suddenly unrecognizable to long-term residents, their names becoming shorthand for the so-called hipster movement. At the same time, new media companies such as Eater and Serious Eats launched to chronicle and cater to this developing scene, transforming nascent star chefs into proper celebrities. Emerging culinary television hosts like Anthony Bourdain inspired a generation to use food as the lens for different cultures. It seemed, for a moment, like a glorious belle epoque of eating and drinking in America. And then it was over. To tell this story, Alexander journeys through the travails and triumphs of a number of key chefs, bartenders, and activists, as well as restaurants and neighborhoods whose fortunes were made during this veritable gold rush--including Gabriel Rucker, an originator of the 2006 Portland restaurant scene; Tom Colicchio of Gramercy Tavern and Top Chef fame; as well as hugely influential figures, such as André Prince Jeffries of Prince´s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville; and Carolina barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott. He writes with rare energy, telling a distinctly American story, at once timeless and cutting-edge, about unbridled creativity and ravenous ambition. To ´´burn the ice´´ means to melt down whatever remains in a kitchen´s ice machine at the end of the night. Or, at the bar, to melt the ice if someone has broken a glass in the well. It is both an end and a beginning. It is the firsthand story of a revolution in how Americans eat and drink.
Let’s be honest, we’re all fed up of worrying and stressing about money at the moment, and everyone could use some extra cash. It doesn´t matter what´s happened to you in the past or what your current situation is - you can live the life you want and never worry about money again. Earn More, Stress Less is your practical guide to living the law of attraction. It maps out a series of well-defined, realistic steps to help you get as much money as you want and put an end to financial worries. Successful people have been using these principles for hundreds of years.By following the powerful and eminently sensible steps outlined here, you can use the science of getting rich to realise your financial dreams too. You´ll discover:A clear explanation of how the law of attraction worksA way to decide exactly how much money you wantSimple, clear actions to start attracting wealthWays to stop worrying about moneyEasy steps to develop a daily routine to maintain your cash flowExamples, exercises, templates and how-to´sCase studies of people who have used the Earn More, Stress Less method to great successFergus O’Connell is also the author of twelve business books; the first of which, How to Run Successful Projects - the Silver Bullet, has become both a best seller and a classic and has been constantly in print for over twenty years. His book on common sense entitled Simply Brilliant - also a best seller and now in its fourth edition - was runner-up in the W H Smith Book Awards 2002. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011843/bk_adbl_011843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.