A powerful true story of loss and hope by one of the biggest names in sports media. On September 11, 2001, Joe Maio went to work in the north tower of the World Trade Center. He never returned, leaving behind a wife, Sharri, and 15-month old son, Devon. Five years later, Sharri remarried, and Devon welcomed a new dad into his life. For thousands, the whole country really, 9/11 is a day of grief. For Adam and Sharri Maio Schefter and their family it’s not just a day of grief, but also hope. This is a story of 9/11, but it’s also the story of 9/12 and all the days after. Life moved on. Pieces were picked up. New dreams were dreamed. The Schefters are the embodiment of that. This book will give voice to all those who have chosen to keep living. It’s gratifying and beautiful. But also messy and hard. Like most families. Except that one day every year history comes roaring back. How do you embrace that? How do you honor that? The Man I Never Met is also a peek at Adam Schefter, the man behind the headlines and injury reports; a real person who has a real family. His book will follow in the path of recent ESPN books by Tom Rinaldi and the late Stuart Scott – books that have transcended sport to examine the raw emotion of life.
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Worldly, sophisticated and some days bright, imagine when she answered a personal ad and discovered Roger, a white-collar criminal, a cunning con man was on the other end. They dated for twelve months. Within thirteen weeks after their last date, he would be residing in federal prison. Roger was a happy hustler, eccentric, neurotic sociopath. He was also a polite, charming, charismatic lady-killer, however, not in the literal sense. He broke hearts and created chaos early on in a relationship coupled with a way to relieve women of their money and undies ASAP. He resided quite comfortably in his insane imagination. It was only natural to commit insurance fraud, credit card fraud and break into elaborate computer systems in 5 star hotels, high end shops, and several top companies in the tri state area, eventually Florida and points west. Shaw must have had Roger in mind when he penned, "the more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is." Roger, along with several captivating compelling characters and their stories, are in your hands begging to be read.
In his third book, The Man Who Never Met A Stranger, author Reverend John R. Dolan combines the love and spirituality that infuse his other works to create not only an homage to his friend, Frank Nicholson, but also a model for readers who would love to succeed at their own endeavours. Frank Nicholson's unstoppable positive attitude as well as his humor and grace motivated and inspired the author so much that he decided to write his friend's life story to share with the world. From his birth just before World War II in England, through his employment in Nigeria during the Biafran conflict and Nigeria's Civil War, to the founding of the new American HMO system in the vast and complex Chicago Blue Cross and Blue Shield Organization, Frank Nicholson never met a stranger... His attitude and inspiration influenced many other people besides his good friend, the author, John R. Dolan. As we follow Frank Nicholson in his travels around the world, we learn even more about the quality of this unique human being, qualities that, according to the author, will encourage others to follow their hearts, keep smiling, and live life in a generous and compassionate manner.
Time changes things. In so doing, we realize that while living on this earth everything and everyone marches forward with each new day. That realization brings us to the fact that we are all on a road to somewhere. And who doesn't like to travel? It's the adventure. It could also be the excitement or intrigue of new places and new people. But there are also pitfalls and dangers. Travelers beware: there are some who would seek to do you harm in your travels in this life. The head of their order? Satan. It is quite dangerous to follow this pilgrim's path without a few supplies. Things such as a reliable map, a trusted Guide, or traveling purpose to name a few. There are also questions that need answering while on your quest: What is the secret to a happy life? The pursuit of happiness? Why am I here? Why is this happening to me? Does anyone care? I believe this book covers all of these questions. As you meander through the pages of this discourse, you'll discover things concerning your walk in life that you never knew existed. You'll come in contact with a Man that has all the answers to all the questions that vex your heart while traveling this earth. As you walk with Him you'll discover that He loves you tremendously. He'll also show you exactly where you need to be going and why. This Man will become a Guide that you can put your complete trust in to show you the way. In so doing, you'll become such a proficient traveler that you'll be able to help others find their way on their own personal journey. Certainly toils and snares lie in wait for all travelers. But come and go with me and let us follow a Man that we've never met on a fantastic journey through life to discover what lies at the finish: eternal life!
Will Rogers "was" America. Part Cherokee Indian and former cowboy, he captivated audiences around the world with sparkling gems of wisdom cloaked in gentle and uproarious country wit and astonishing rope tricks. His colorful life recently inspired a commercially successful and critically acclaimed Broadway musical -- winner of 6 Tony Awards. His words are as entertaining, inspiring and revelant today as they ever were. A simple, plain-spoken man, he was the voice of a nation during the '20s and '30s. Movie star, vaudeville headliner, radio commentator, his views and observations were syndicated daily and weekly in over 600 newspapers across the country. Here is the essential Will Rogers -- the story of his remarkable career, from Oklahoma "cowpuncher" to international star . . . and the warm, knowing and hilarious philosophies of the man embodied the heart and soul of the nation.
In the fall of 1935, assailants terrorized the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, keeping the residents and police in a state of panic for weeks. Who were they? How many were involved? And more importantly, why were they doing it? Based upon my grandfather and true events, this story gives one possible explanation.
The darling of the dog run and legendary man magnet, Sweetie (the author of Sweetie: From the Gutter to the Runway), knows a thing or two about what it takes to make a dog sit, roll over, and beg for more. In her follow-up tell-all, I Never Met a Man I Didn't Lick, Sweetie, aka "the hairy heartbreaker, " thumbs through her famous little black book and offers a virtual alphabet of dating dos and don'ts.In A is for Aphrodisiac, a well-rounded, even meaty Sweetie reassures us that "nothing drives a dog wild with desire like a girl with some meat on her bones." In B is for Beefcake, Sweetie strongly suggests that "suitors should be a lot like steaks -- red blooded and in their prime." In C is for Chastity, an alluringly draped Sweetie advises that "it's better to be chaste and caught than never to be chaste at all."Lavishly illustrated by acclaimed artist Ruben Toledo, I Never Met a Man I Didn't Lick contains a litany of laugh-out-loud lines on love from the unique perspective of a girl's (and man's) best,friend. A must for dog lovers and those who love them back.-- Sweetie's first book, Sweetie: From the Gutter to the Runway (Warner Books) has said more than 20,000 copies-- Sweetie promotes pet adoption for the ASPCA-- The "furry fashionista" has been featured on Good Morning America, the Style Network, Celebrity Pets, and dozens of regional programs-- The A to Zs of dating by an irresistible authority who's fully fluent in the lexicon of love
Christopher Murray's life takes a turn for the better when he meets and falls in love with a rich young woman. But things turn sour when she learns of a night of indiscretion he had with a childhood friend. And then, Stephen Sterling, a wealthy man from Blair Atholl, conveniently shows up to offer Chris a suspicious job after his girlfriend kicked him out in the middle of the night. With no better options Chris accepts; it was a decision that would change his life forever.
English professor Gavin Dozier hasn’t had much luck when it comes to love. When his last boyfriend cheated on him, he was driven to experiment with women. Sex with Marian, though, had its own dangers, and before he knew it, he was a father. Now estranged, the only thing Gavin and Marian have in common is their daughter Evie, a precocious seven-year-old who stays with Gavin every other weekend. While out with her daddy, Evie meets the heavily-tattooed Brody Phelps, a sketch artist with serious talent who still dresses like a brooding punk rocker, even though he’s in his thirties. Brody is instantly attracted to the sexy college professor, but knows Gavin is out of his league -- the man has a kid, which probably means he isn’t gay, and besides, Brody never even graduated from high school. Guys like Gavin don’t go for guys like him. But when Evie leaves Gavin’s cell phone behind, Brody has the perfect excuse to meet up with them again. To his surprise they hit it off, and when he asks Gavin out, the professor accepts. Even though Evie brought them together, will her demanding personality pull them apart? Is Gavin ready to trust his heart to someone else again? Can Brody overcome his own fears of inadequacy and let Gavin in? And what will Marian have to say when the father of her child starts dating again?
Until a few months ago, George, was a director of a London bank, but having done something reprehensible, dishonourable and possibly criminal, he has deserted his wife, and fled with his girlfriend, Susanna, to a remote Greek island. While travelling back to England, Susanna is caught up in a people smuggling operation. George reluctantly travels to join her, but before they can be reunited, he resolves to track down the traffickers and help the women and girls who are being sold onto London's sex scene.