Asthey took the scissors and began slicing offhis shirt, Emma hadto turn away.
The lifeless person onthe floor did not look like Brad anymore. Brad's moving
presence took up a lot of space, she realized. This pale waxworks imitation of him
Author: Glenn Kaplan
Publisher: Forge Books
Caught in a war that pits greed and ambition against conscience and love, Emma Conway faces the fight of her life-to save her family, her company, and everything she treasures. Emma is finally living the dream-a happy second marriage and a great career. She has built Percival & Baxter's painkiller, Acordinol, into a huge success. But her dream becomes a nightmare when a Wall Street raider threatens a hostile takeover. Worse, the raider is no ordinary cutthroat but her ex-husband Josh Katz, father of their teenage son. P&B's Poison Pill defense implodes when a mysteriously tainted batch of Acordinol starts killing people, including P&B's CEO. Emma is put in charge as P&B's stock plummets. Her ex's game traps her in a web of secrets locked within secrets. A shadowy Russian oligarch behind Josh is lusting after the holy grail of drugs, the first Viagra for women. And a clandestine romance between Emma's son and the oligarch's estranged daughter puts them in the crosshairs of their parents' mortal combat. New York Times bestselling author Glenn Kaplan looks inside the heart of today's business world to create page-turning suspense in a powerful tale of a woman who leans into success-and discovers deadly peril. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
comfortably, that is, the entire ship full of people had the freedom to pace back
and forth casually in a space big enough for two coffins. Since this made things
too crowded for anyone to actually walk from one place to another, there were
Author: Todd Cesere
This is a story with two main characters who share the same face. These two characters are part of us all. One character knows the truth and refuses to question it. The other character forms when it becomes apparent that there may be consequences to never questioning the "truth". One character is comforted by faith, and the other is deeply disturbed by it. Rogus is nearly certain that he can't make the decision about what to believe, but he is sure that the consequences following the wrong decision will be ultimately devastating. Rogus has died so that he may bring you this, his story. Sometimes you can only question your beliefs when you don't know that you are. 6+6=10. Two divided by five equals two over five.
It was a worn trail, made on the ground from people's feet tramping along, each
one walking in just the same place, in just the same direction. “The lake's that
way,” said J.D., sticking out his thumb. “But if we head in this direction, over
Author: Lisa Dierbeck
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A brilliantly original novel of the 1970s counterculture Alice Duncan is an eleven-year-old girl who looks so much like a grown woman, she attracts the attention of adult men. Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her father who has checked himself into a mental asylum, Alice and her sixteen year old Aunt Esme live on their own in an Upper East Side townhouse, entertaining teenage boys, shoplifting at department stores, and dining on cookies and pizza--until Esme decides to fly off to L.A. with a singer in a punk rock band. Alice, left to her own devices, travels by bus to North Carolina to attend the Balthus Institute, a shadowy art school for gifted children. While Alice is being groomed to become an artist, she meets a wheelchair bound photographer of broken dolls, a queenly French surrealist sculptor, a pair of twins who are child prodigies, and a charming, sinister character known only as "J.D." A hedonistic drug dealer who is equal parts criminal and prankster, J.D. slowly inducts Alice into an outlaw counterculture. They form a dangerous friendship. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, One Pill Makes You Smaller is the story of a young girl forced to navigate a bewildering adult world where morality is turned upside down. Set in the permissive seventies and suffused with the atmosphere of that reckless time, the novel portrays a young girl's unwilling tumble toward adulthood and exposes the darker corners of America's past.
For suppose it is possible to increase the dosage of happy-people-pills slowly
over six months, taking 1/6 of a pill daily for ... It only took me a few days to get to
the point in my new house where I could walk around in the dark and not bump
Author: Mark Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Happy-People-Pills for All explores current theories ofhappiness while demonstrating the need to develop advancedpharmacological agents for the enhancement of our capacity forhappiness and wellbeing. Presents the first detailed exploration of the enhancement ofhappiness A controversial yet rigorous argument that demonstrates themoral imperative for the development and mass distribution of‘happy-pills’, to promote the wellbeing of theindividual and society Brings together the philosophy, psychology and biology ofhappiness Maps the development of the next generation of positive moodpharmacology Offers a corrective to contemporary accounts of happiness
In another experiment, people misattributed negative affect due to cognitive
inconsistency to a placebo pill. Participants wrote an essay advocating a position
that contradicted their true attitude (Zanna & Cooper, 1974). Such inconsistency ...
Author: Paul J. Silvia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Psychologists have always been interested in interest, and so modern research on interest can be found in nearly every area of the field: Researchers studying emotions, cognition, development, education, aesthetics, personality, motivation, and vocations have developed intriguing ideas about what interest is and how it works. Exploring the Psychology of Interest presents an integrated picture of how interest has been studied in all the wide-ranging areas of psychology. Using modern theories of cognition and emotion as an integrative framework, Paul Silvia examines the nature of interest, what makes things interesting, the role of interest in personality, and the development of peoples idiosyncratic interests, hobbies, and avocations. His examination reveals deep similarities between seemingly different fields of psychology and illustrates the profound importance of interest, curiosity, and intrinsic motivation for understanding why people do what they do. The most comprehensive work of its kind, Exploring the Psychology of Interest will be a valuable resource for student and professional researchers in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.