A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother´s journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son - a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child´s bewildering behavior. Popular literature is filled with the stories of self-sacrificing mothers bravely tending to their challenging children. Katherine Ellison offers a different kind of tale. Shortly after Ellison, an award-winning investigative reporter, and her twelve-year-old son, Buzz, were both diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she found herself making such a hash of parenting that the two of them faced three alternatives: He´d go to boarding school; she´d go AWOL; or they´d make it their full-time job to work out their problems together. They decided to search for a solution while Ellison investigated what genuine relief, if any, might be found in the confusing array of goods sold by the modern mental health industry. The number of diagnoses for childhood attention and behavior issues is exploding, leaving parents and educators on a confusing chase to find the best kind of help for each child. Buzz, a pause-resistor of a memoir, brings much relief. It is immensely engaging, laugh-out-loud funny, and honest-and packed with helpful insights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Ellison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001705/bk_hach_001705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dirty Little Secrets of Buzz:How to Attract Massive Attention for Your Business, Your Product, or Yourself David Seaman
In the late 1970s, Mayor Ed Koch transformed himself from an unknown political underdog with little money and even fewer family connections into one of Americas most illustrious mayors. In just 12 years, he brought the City of New York out of bankruptcy, created a renowned housing program, and became one of the most important individuals on the American political scene. But how did he rise from relative anonymity and become an enduring figure? In Buzz, Koch shares the secrets of his success that will help readers everywhere become masters of self-marketing. With his legendary candor and in-your-face style, he reveals how anyone can use his techniques to make a memorable entrance, attract attention (the right kind), and get others to take notice and listen. Whether running for public office or climbing the corporate ladder, Buzz will show rising stars in every field how to stand out and shine brighter with honesty, integrity, and style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001676/bk_adbl_001676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get noticed, grow your brand and gain market share. It´s hard to beat the impact of appearing on radio or TV, in newspapers and magazines-or on a popular podcast or blog. Discover how to skyrocket your credibility and visibility and boost your sales from publicity.Having schemed up media appearances for herself and clients for nearly 30 years, Marcia Yudkin offers creative, low-budget tips for earning and capitalizing on public attention. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcia Yudkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000403/bk_bigh_000403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Become the word on the street. On TLC´s new TV series ´´Taking Care of Business´´, Richard Laermer shows small businesses how to build buzz and get media coverage. Here, he shares the secrets from his highly-successful public relations firm on how to take care of your business and grow the bottom line.In Full Frontal PR, you´ll learn how to hone your pitch, build relationships with the press, and gain strategic placements that will get people talking. These tactics are based on proven methods that are easy to implement and, most importantly, cost-effective.If you´re looking to raise your profile and reach new customers, then this acclaimed book will help your company break through the clutter and into the center of attention. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Laermer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000969/bk_adbl_000969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At long last, the New York Times best-selling author of The Sixes and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan brings back the sassy crime-writer-turned-amateur-sleuth Bailey Weggins in an addictive story involving the mysterious death of a supermodel. Bailey Weggins, the Manhattan-based thirtysomething true-crime journalist, is in a good place. She´s enjoying her regular gig at Buzz, a leading celebrity magazine, getting freelance work, and hoping her first book will garner attention. In the love department, she´s finally back in the game with her recently-turned-exclusive boyfriend, Beau Regan. When Beau heads out of town one early December weekend, Bailey accepts an invitation from her office friend Jessie to a music mogul´s house in the country, hoping for a fun, relaxing getaway. But a weird tension settles over the houseguests - a glamorous crowd that includes the famously thin supermodel Devon Barr. An impending snowstorm only adds to the unease. So when Devon´s lifeless body is found in her bed, Bailey immediately suspects foul play: She can´t stop thinking of the day before, when a frightened Devon shivered in the woods and pleaded, ´´I have to get out of here. . . . It´s not safe for me.´´ When Bailey starts to nose around, she finds herself a moving target - running closer to the truth and straight into danger. With her trademark irreverent wit, Bailey is a heroine who keeps us laughing while on the edge of our seats. New and longtime fans alike will devour this eagerly awaited mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002787/bk_harp_002787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the best-selling alternate histories Gray Tide in the East and Tidal Effects comes a unique look at the American Civil War. If the North Had Won the Civil War is two alternate history novels in one. The modern story follows Stonewall Jackson ´´Jack´´ Sawyer, a history professor in the modern-day Confederate States of America, and his alternate history ´´If the North Had Won the Civil War´´ in a nation where publication of his book is a criminal offense. The story gives the listener a look at a nightmarish modern-day Confederacy where any person with a drop of black blood in his veins is denied basic human rights and confined to a ´´Preserve´´. Interwoven with the adventures of Jack, his fiancée, Annabelle Parkins, his friend and fellow history professor, Buzz Hanson, and Buzz´s girlfriend, a biracial escort, Lydia Starkwell, is Jack´s book. This is an alternate history of the Civil War written with the painstaking historical authenticity and attention to detail that Mr. Heller´s fans have come to expect. The characters in this book-within-an-audiobook are actual figures in the Civil War, and the military tactics and strategies are based on those of the historical war. The fiction is followed by a lively and informative factual discussion of the Civil War, and a bibliographic essay. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristen S. Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118221/bk_acx0_118221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The much-anticipated debut from the Pulitzer Prize - winning New York Times reporter, Boy on Ice is a moving human story and behind-the-scenes account of a life lived in the glare of sporting fame. The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at 28 was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard´s life and heartbreaking death. Boy on Ice is the richly told story of a mountain of a man who made it to the absolute pinnacle of his sport. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it. With great narrative drive, Branch recounts Boogaard´s unlikely journey from lumbering kid playing pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan, so big his skates would routinely break beneath his feet; to his teenaged junior hockey days, when one brutal outburst of violence brought Boogaard to the attention of professional scouts; to his days and nights as a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But, as Branch reveals, behind the scenes Boogaard´s injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers. Based on months of investigation and hundreds of interviews with Boogaard´s family, friends, teammates, and coaches, Boy on Ice is a brilliant work for fans of Michael Lewis´s The Blind Side or Buzz Bissinger´s Friday Night Lights. This is a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports - from peewees to professionals - and the damage that reaches far beyond the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020694/bk_adbl_020694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sam Manicom´s dynamic third book transports you to Southern Africa, South and Central America. Sam has a gift for describing the vibrancy of people and places, and you are led effortlessly through three very different parts of the world by his enthusiasm and his acute observations. Human behavior, drama, passion, disaster, humor, and the pure adrenaline buzz of overlanding such far-flung, wild and exotic places are all here. This thought-provoking mix is brought alive by both his descriptive, which can make the mouth water or the hairs on the back of the neck crawl, and the historical tidbits and cultural notes about the people and places he visits. Distant Suns highlights the joys of traveling with others and how, when you are with others, you often do and see things you otherwise may not have done; but also touches on the added stress that comes with traveling in groups - even small groups. Unlike his two previous books, Sam travels with a companion, Birgit, who you´ll have met during the course of his previous book Under Asian Skies. Distant Suns is the story of how boy meets girl, both endowed with a mile-wide streak of wanderlust, and both fiercely independent, but learning to live together on the road, and saving each other´s lives on occasion. Birgit catches your attention right away with her incredible initiative and capability with her bike. Yet, she´d only been riding a bike for 600 miles when they arrived in Kenya at the beginning of this journey. Sam and Birgit´s adventures are never without peril, but the attitude they have is what makes them terrific world travelers. Over the course of three years, a lot of things can and do go wrong, but Sam and Birgit don´t let any of them stop them from completing their journey. When Paul Theroux wrote, ´´Take the leap. Go as far as you can. Try staying out of touch. Become a stranger in a strange land,´´ he could have been describing Distant Suns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Manicom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057654/bk_acx0_057654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.