For one thing, it feeds into longstanding demands for humanizing the workplace.
Who would pass up the promise of inventive, mentally stimulating alternatives to
the repetitive routines of assembly lines, data entry pools, and cubicle farms?
Author: Andrew Ross
Publisher: NYU Press
2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just that—a dream? In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Andrew Ross surveys the new topography of the global workplace and finds an emerging pattern of labor instability and uneven development on a massive scale. Combining detailed case studies with lucid analysis and graphic prose, he looks at what the new landscape of contingent employment means for workers across national, class, and racial lines—from the emerging “creative class” of high-wage professionals to the multitudes of temporary, migrant, or low-wage workers. Developing the idea of “precarious livelihoods” to describe this new world of work and life, Ross explores what it means in developed nations—comparing the creative industry policies of the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union, as well as developing countries—by examining the quickfire transformation of China’s labor market. He also responds to the challenge of sustainability, assessing the promise of “green jobs” through restorative alliances between labor advocates and environmentalists. Ross argues that regardless of one’s views on labor rights, globalization, and quality of life, this new precarious and “indefinite life,” and the pitfalls and opportunities that accompany it is likely here to stay and must be addressed in a systematic way. A more equitable kind of knowledge society emerges in these pages—less skewed toward flexploitation and the speculative beneficiaries of intellectual property, and more in tune with ideals and practices that are fair, just, and renewable.
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Author: Dean Saunders
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
The Costa Del Sol is a paradise for many. Sun, sea, beaches and a laid-back lifestyle - no wonder it attracts so many ex-pat Brits. But for women who find themselves alone or trapped in stalled marriages, it can be a version of hell. That's where Dean Saunders comes in.The handsome 20-something Essex boy has what any man would consider a dream job. He's a gigolo, paid to put a little excitement into the night life of bored Costa Del Sol woman. For the first time, he tells his sexy story.Dean first thought of his unusual career when he was propositioned by an older lady in a bar in Marbella. The experience got him thinking and it wasn't long before he'd set up in business with a keen client base. Sometimes they wanted sex, sometimes they wanted company - sometimes they wanted both. And sometimes their husbands wanted a word with Dean. He's seen it all.The once-shy young man blossomed into an open-minded, confident Costa player and he has an inexhaustible supply of stories about great nights of passion and narrow escapes from cuckolded men who were often of the big and scary variety. He's also had encounters with well-known women who have found themselves stranded on the Costa del Sol. Indiscreet, funny and breathtakingly cheeky, you'll love the hottest star of the hottest coast. He's revealing his extraordinary life in the most outrageous memoir of the year. Meet the man the ladies will pay a fortune to be with.
Celia Imrie. BY THE SAME AUTHOR The Happy Hoofer Not Quite Nice Nice
Work (If You Can Get It) Celia Imrie.
Author: Celia Imrie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Somewhere on the French Riviera, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and Cannes' red carpets, lies the pretty town of Bellevue-Sur-Mer. Sheltered from the glittering melee, it is home to many an expat – including an enterprising team who plan to open a new restaurant. Snapping up a local property and throwing themselves into preparations, Theresa, Carol, William and Benjamin's plans are proceeding unnervingly well. But when Theresa encounters a mysterious intruder, she begins to wonder what secrets the building is concealing. Meanwhile Sally, an actress who gave up the stage to live in quiet anonymity, has decided not to be involved. The famous Cannes Film Festival is on and she is far too busy entertaining unexpected visitors from her past, and an intriguingly handsome Russian. As the razzmatazz of the festival begins to spill over into Bellevue-Sur-Mer, its inhabitants become entangled in complex love triangles and conflicting business interests. With the race on to get the restaurant open in time, the gang find themselves knee-deep in skulduggery, and realise they can no longer tell who's nasty ... and who's nice.
Jeff Bradley, Denver Post "[Nice Work If You Can Get It] is replete with incisive
analysis and lively anecdotes about the great American songwriters." —
Philadelphia Inquirer Michael Feinstein grew up in Ohio with a rap-dancing
mother and a ...
Author: Michael Feinstein
In a tribute to the great musical loves of his life, the popular musician and performer tells the story of his legendary career as America's favorite interpreter of classical popular music and his love affair with Tin Pan Alley and friendship with Ira Gershwin. Reprint.
Author: Joe DiPietro
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Vocal Selections). This musical featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin opened on Broadway in 2012 starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara. Our vocal selections to "Broadway's funniest love story" include 21 songs: Blah, Blah, Blah * But Not for Me * Delishious * Fascinating Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You * Let's Call the Whole Thing Off * Nice Work If You Can Get It * 'S Wonderful * Someone to Watch over Me * Sweet and Low-Down * They All Laughed * Treat Me Rough * Will You Remember Me? * and more.
'Love is Here to Stay' (1938 song) 2 Holding hands at midnight 'Neath a starry sky
, Nice work if you can get it, And you can get it if you try. 'Nice Work If You Can
Get It' (1937 song) 3 The way you wear your hat, The way you sip your tea, The ...
Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.
The George and Ira Gershwin score contains such superior numbers as "Nice
Work If You Can Get It," "A Foggy Day" (sung not in London town but on the
grounds of the castle), and "Stiff Upper Lip.'' last finds Astaire with Bums and
Author: Stanley Green
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.
We can hear even more of these fast, intricate runs on “My Melancholy Baby,”
which the band recorded that same night, ... captured one of Monk's finest, and
longest, performances—a lively version of Gershwin's “Nice Work If You Can Get
Author: Robin Kelley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first full biography of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk, written by a brilliant historian, with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews. Thelonious Monk is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s struggle to “make it” without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of “bebop” and establishing Monk as one of America’s greatest composers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz’s most original composer.
Now I surrender to you and that is all. surrendering to General Crook, 25 March
1886 Ira Gershwin 1896–1983 ... 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' (1937 song) in
Damsel in Distress J. Paul Getty 1892–1976 American industrialist 11 If you can ...
Author: Susan Ratcliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.
... because they know that if it suited the company they could be made redundant
tomorrow and nobody would give a damn. Give me the university with all its faults
, any day.' 'Well, ' said Vic, 'it's nice work if you can get it.' D. Lodge, Nice Work ...
Author: Michael Carroll
`An invaluable resource book for anyone (counsellors, EAP providers and companies) involved in workplace counselling. Helpful and informative, it is set to become a classic text in its field' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling `Accessible and meaningful... a valuable contribution to the growing body of literature on counselling in specific contexts, and Michael Carroll is to be congratulated for his skill in pulling together so many strands that influence the workplace counsellor's role' - Human Resource Management Journal Hand-in-hand with the increase in numbers of organizations offering counselling for their employees comes a growing demand f
“That's work.” “Nice work if you can get it. In any case, you shouldn't trust anyone.”
“Except you.” “That's right. Brewster seemed pretty taken with ... He stopped in the
act of reaching for a cigarette when she sat abruptly and grabbed her foot.
Author: Nora Roberts
The dark side of Hollywood takes center stage in the third O'Hurley romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Film star Chatel O'Hurley has it all: wealth, fame, and adoring fans—including one whose adoration has turned to obsession. When her stalker resorts to threats, Chantel turns to hardened P. I. Quinn Doran, who soon discovers that the actress's beauty is more than skin deep... A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Knowing she'll keep doing it, no complaining, because it needs to be done, and
knowing you're willing to do the ... the old man went down, praying and napping
and nibbling on whatever Amma's got over the fire, nice work if you can get it.
Author: David Maine
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"Noe says, -I must build a boat. -A boat, she says. -A ship, more like. I'll need the boys to help, he adds as an afterthought. -We're leagues from the sea, she says, or any river big enough to warrant a boat. This conversation is making Noe impatient. -I've no need to explain myself to you. -And when you're done, she says carefully, we'll be taking this ship to the sea somehow? As usual, Noe's impatience fades quickly. -We'll not be going to the sea. The sea will be coming to us." In this brilliant debut novel, Noah's family (or Noe as he's called here)-his wife, sons, and daughters-in-law-tell what it's like to live with a man touched by God, while struggling against events that cannot be controlled or explained. When Noe orders his sons to build an ark, he can't tell them where the wood will come from. When he sends his daughters-in-law out to gather animals, he can offer no directions, money, or protection. And once the rain starts, they all realize that the true test of their faith is just beginning. Because the family is trapped on the ark with thousands of animals-with no experience feeding or caring for them, and no idea of when the waters will recede. What emerges is a family caught in the midst of an extraordinary Biblical event, with all the tension, humanity-even humor-that implies.
In her early thirties, with high cheekbones, startling green eyes, and shoulder-
length brown hair, Sarah Houston was a striking presence. “It's nice work if you
can get it,” his boss commented, a little wistfully, Carmellini thought. They had
Author: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: Hachette UK
USS AMERICA, the most technologically advanced nuclear-powered submarine ever built, is hijacked in front of hundreds of people gathered to watch its departure on its first operational cruise. As the sub disappears into the North Atlantic, the joint chiefs realise that AMERICA carries the United States' newest weapon: cruise missiles with electromagnetic pulse warheads designed to fry every electronic device within a ten-mile radius. Within hours, missiles from the sub rain down on Washington, D.C., starting a massive fire in the White House, bringing down jet-liners and destroying nearly all the electronic devices in the nation's capital. Called upon to find the rogue sub, Jake Grafton must determine who is behind the carnage, what they want and, most importantly, how to stop them.
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Author: Dave Wolpe
Publisher: Alfred Music
Titles: * Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me * Embraceable You * How Long Has This Been Going On? * The Lady Is a Tramp * Love Is Here to Stay * The Man I Love * Moonlight in Vermont * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) * You Do Something to Me
“That's. right,”. he. replied. “François. de. Bremont. worked. for. your agency, non?
" “Worked,” Mme Pogorovski repeated, sounding out the word “worked” with a
long drawl. “If you can call it work. Nice work if you can get it—isn't that the song?
Author: M. L. Longworth
The first installment in the beloved, sumptuous mystery series set in Provence, featuring chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque and his old flame Marine Bonnet, who must team up to solve a pair of murders The newest book in the Provençal Mystery series, The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche, is available now from Penguin Books When local nobleman Étienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family château, it sets the historic town of Aix-en-Provence abuzz with rumors. Antoine Verlaque, the charming chief magistrate of Aix, suspects foul play, and when he discovers that Bremont had been a close friend of Marine Bonnet, his on-again off-again girlfriend, Verlaque must turn to her for help. The once idyllic town suddenly seems filled with people who scould have benefited from Bremont's death—including his playboy brother François, who's heavily in debt and mixed up with some unsavory characters. But just as Verlaque and Bonnet are narrowing down their list of suspects, another death occurs. And this time, there can be no doubt—it's murder. A lively mystery steeped in the enticing atmosphere of the south of France and seasoned with romance as rich as the French cuisine that inspires it, this first installment in the acclaimed Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series is as addictive and captivating as Provence itself. “Longworth’s voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon. . . . Bon appétit!” —Booklist
It's not a crime to produce derivative, dull, or simply poor “works,” as the contract
calls what the artist produces. ... The gallery would determine the price, and the
artist could not sell comparable works for less. ... Nice work if you can get it.
Author: Carol Lea Benjamin
Publisher: Open Road Media
Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel: In the first book of Carol Lea Benjamin’s acclaimed mystery series, Greenwich Village PI Rachel Alexander and her loyal pit bull must find a killer and a missing show dog Divorced dog trainer–turned–private-eye Rachel Alexander and her canine assistant Dash—short for Dashiell—are hired by a man named Dennis Keaton to investigate the hit-and-run death of his friend and neighbor Clifford Cole, whose body was found on an isolated Christopher Street pier. The police are treating the gay painter’s suspicious death as a hate crime, but Dennis insists Cliff hadn’t cruised the waterfront in months. Plus, Magritte, Cliff’s champion basenji—a competitor in the upcoming Westminster Dog Show—may have been a witness to the crime and is now missing. The search for answers takes Rachel and Dash from the SoHo art scene to the most famous dog show in America. Now Rachel is in the sights of a killer hunting her across a treacherous urban landscape. There’s no one she can trust—especially not of the two-legged variety. This Dog for Hire is the 1st book in the Rachel Alexander and Dash Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.