Naked

Naked Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780748123049
Year 2010-08-05
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A riotous collection of memoirs which explores the absurd hilarity of modern life and creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behaviour in 'A Plague of Tics' to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the company of lunatics. At this soulful and moving moment, he brushes cigarette ashes from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity leaving himself both under suspicion and over dressed.

Naked

Naked Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 9780316073622
Year 2009-05-04
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

Naked

Naked Author David Sedaris
ISBN-10 0316073628
Year 2009-05-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Back Bay Books
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In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

Naked to the Bone

Naked to the Bone Author Bettyann Kevles
ISBN-10 0813523583
Year 1997-01
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher Rutgers University Press
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Presents a history of such technology as X-rays, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound, and shows the effects of their use in literature, art, movies, and legal cases

Naked

Naked Author David Wygant
ISBN-10 9781401933982
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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Are you sick and tired of trying to make your relationships work? Have you had enough of putting your own needs and desires on the back burner while you try to fulfill those of someone else? Here's the reality of the situation: dating is not about trying to make things work, and it's not about putting off the things you want. What dating is all about is finding the person who is the best match for you. The problem is that too many people aren't willing to get naked, that is, to be honest with themselves and with their prospective mates. They hide who they really are inside, become frustrated with their partners, and then the relationship ends up on the rocks. Imagine how easy dating would be if you knew exactly who you were dating from the get-go, and the other person knew the same thing. In this informative book, dating expert David Wygant takes you on a journey that will change your life forever. David will help you conquer your relationship fears and insecurities once and for all and attract the kind of people you want to meet, date, and build long-term relationships with. Being single and dating means that you have the freedom to meet the right person, and the power to finally get it right. Being single can be the most amazing adventure if you're willing to reveal the real you-both to yourself and to others. Within these pages, you will discover how to use the Law of Attraction in dating to your advantage, how to speak from your heart, how to understand exactly what you want out of life, and how to communicate honestly-with yourself and with your mate. By the time you're done reading, you'll be naked, too-and you'll be well on your way to finding your perfect partner.

Naked Management

Naked Management Author Marc H. Muchnick
ISBN-10 1574440616
Year 1996-04-23
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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With highly negative stereotypes circulating about "X'ers," all managers have a clear and justifiable prerogative for reading Naked Management if they want to successfully navigate through what has been dubbed the "X-Crisis." Learn how to overcome worker apathy and management resentment. Naked Management is the first book to provide honest, practical guidelines for managers who need to deal with motivating the "X-Generation" and creating a positive impact on morale and productivity while putting a halt to turnover. Learn the critical tools both managers and younger employees need to put to use in order to create and maintain a successful workplace environment. Through a wide variety of exercises, management and employees alike have opportunities to explore feelings, evaluate performance and management techniques, define personal identity, and complete checklists on such topics as responsibility and management values. Let actual case examples demonstrate how the NAKED model impacts the work life of managers and X'ers in such organizations as PepsiCo, Ritz-Carlton hotels, NationsBank, Kinko's, Tulane University, Jiffy Lube, and United Airlines.

Naked

Naked Author Kira Brandon
ISBN-10 9781479716609
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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Naked. Yea I know what you're thinking. But its not that kind of naked. Think bare. Completely emotionally and mentally exposed for the entire world to see. Nothing to hide only stories to tell through poetry. Step into my naked world.

Naked in the Wind

Naked in the Wind Author Brinda Charry
ISBN-10 0143100890
Year 2007
Pages 261
Language en
Publisher Penguin Books India
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Who Knows What I Am? Who Cares? I Don T Ever Step Into A Church And If I Go To The Temple It S Only To Look At The Bangle Stalls On The Big Festival Days. Without Warning A Family On Campbell Street Wakes Up To The Return Of A Long-Lost Member: Vasu. After Nearly Fifteen Years Of Unexplained Absence He Turns Up Suddenly, Accompanied By Anand, His Mysterious Caretaker. They Are Met By Vasu'S Family, Including His Long-Suffering Wife Shanti And Their Children, Priya And Vivek; Their Beautiful, Strong-Willed, Yet Insecure Neighbour Kathy; And The Feisty, Flirtatious Maid-Servant Rani. In The Days That Follow, The Two Men Become The Centre Of Attention And Conflict. The Residents Of Campbell Street Attempt To Understand The Mystery Of Their Companionship Even As Rumours Gather: Of Men Fleeing Justice Only To Regroup And Recover Their Strength Before The Next Onslaught On Religious Sanity, Of Money Being Collected To Fund Temples, And Of A Personal Obsession That Threatens To Destroy The Entire Community. In A Series Of First-Person Narratives, Unusual Characters Like Sapna, The Eunuch Queen Of A Touring Circus, And Railway Track, Who Alternates Between Bouts Of Insanity And The Occasional Moment Of Utter Lucidity, Take The Plot Forward Without Pause. Driven By Emotionally Charged Encounters Between Individuals On The One Hand And Unexpected Collisions Between Individuals And Society On The Other, Naked In The Wind Shows Us New Ways Of Understanding A Country In Transition, Where Religious And Communal Identities Have Begun To Define The Very Nature Of Existence.

Naked in the Promised Land

Naked in the Promised Land Author Lillian Faderman
ISBN-10 0299200140
Year 2004-04-01
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Born in 1940, Faderman was the only child of an uneducated and unmarried immigrant Jewish woman. She became a brilliant student, loving partner, devoted mother, influential writer, and groundbreaking scholar of gay and lesbian studies. Told with wrenching immediacy, this is the nakedly honest story of an exceptional woman. Photos.

Naked

Naked Author Kevin Brooks
ISBN-10 9780141969374
Year 2011-10-06
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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London, 1976: a summer of chaos, punk, love . . . and the boy they called Billy the Kid. It was the summer of so many things. Heat and violence, love and hate, heaven and hell. It was the time I met William Bonney - the boy from Belfast known as Billy the Kid. I've kept William's secrets for a long time, but now things have changed and I have to tell the truth. But I can't begin until I've told you about Curtis Ray. Hip, cool, rebellious Curtis Ray. Without Curtis, there wouldn't be a story to tell. It's the story of our band, of life and death . . . and everything in between. This characteristically gripping novel from award-winning author Kevin Brooks will rock you to the core.

Naked in the Rain

Naked in the Rain Author Eowyn Wood
ISBN-10 9780977873807
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 469
Language en
Publisher Crooked Hills Publishing
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In this sequel to "Naked in the Rain," teenagers Brian and River strike out on their own, but soon run out of money and start working the streets of Los Angeles as prostitutes. The boys marry each other, but their happiness doesnt last. Drugs use is rampant, and River overdoses and dies. Brian drifts across the country in an attempt to deal with the loss of his love. He spends time with his family on the east coast, then returns to Arizona to visit Rivers grave and deal with his loss. He finds out River left him an inheritance, and Brian stops working as a prostitute. Brian reunites with his best friend, Stuart, in Portland, Oregon. They form a rock band and find some success especially during their European tour. But Brians drug problems multiply, and by age 21 he has become a heroin addict. His friends intervene and convince him to check into rehab, where he finally confronts his childhood demons of sexual and emotion abuse and resolves lifelong issues. His new lover, Morgan, moves in with him. Brian also falls in love with Elise, who plays viola in the Oregon Symphony, where Brian has a second career with classical piano. Morgan and Elise accept sharing Brian, although he knows it cant last.

I Knew I Was Naked

I Knew I Was Naked Author Sean Lacey
ISBN-10 1450077463
Year 2011-12-05
Pages
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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An earthy, literate read—laced with a strong dose of humor—awaits the reader in I Knew I Was Naked. Authored by Sean Lacey, this fiction-adventure is the window to a unique American boyhood that will amuse and inspire. Set during the Great Depression and World War II, the language of the novel recaptures the time. This is the story of Sean Lacey, an American boy of Irish descent. Sean is shy, shy about a body ahead of his age. In the 1930s, grown-ups and bullies have no truck with boy-modesty. The tale begins when Sean is five and follows his trials a year at a time. The plot takes a turn at age thirteen when Bryan O'Neill—Sean's near-opposite and self-appointed older brother—adds a new dimension. But trouble has a way of worming itself in. Bryan's loyalty never wavers, but Sean is tested to the breaking point and beyond. In the end, like all good books, I Knew I Was Naked is a love story—not your everyday love story—that the surprising conclusion unfolds.

I Can See You Naked

I Can See You Naked Author Ron Hoff
ISBN-10 0836280008
Year 1992-06-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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This may be the best piece of advice in this book: When something strikes you as funny, don't let it get away. Hold on to it for dear life. It could be gold. My theory is this: Everything that strikes you as funny is going to turn up on television some day. I'll just give you this one example—because it relates directly to the book you're reading. For as long as I can remember, I've always thought that the old idea of visualizing an audience naked, as a way to control nervousness, was a funny sort of notion. It just struck me funny. I mean, it's not one of those ideas that flits in and out of your mind. It sticks. And it asks for some kind of response. So, I made it the title of a book on presentations. I Can See You Naked. Need I tell you what happened next? The idea spread across the networks like a giggle through a classroom. Millions upon millions of people are howling their heads off about this quirky notion of speakers talking to naked audiences. It's hilarious. Dynamite. A TV writer's dream come true. Then, amidst the laughter, a question hit me: Had my book unleashed all of this hilarity? Surely not. But how many speakers would now visualize their next audience in a state of dishabille? I shuddered to think of it. If you're a presenter, a naked audience is not going to improve your concentration. Eye contact is going to be a real problem for you. And you're going to be very self-conscious about that $600 designer suit you're wearing. This was all dutifully explained in I Can See You Naked—the first edition. But something told me it was time for new emphasis. Even with the relaxed morality that pervades our TV sets and movie screens, there remains a statement that must be resaid: Never speak to a naked audience. It can be distracting. There are all kinds of other psychological exercises that can be tapped to rid yourself of nervousness in the face of an awaiting audience. One woman even wrote to tell me that Chapter 13, which starts, "It's the night before your big presentation" enabled her to keep her sanity. Can you imagine? I considered changing the title of the book to reflect that thought, then decided that a promise of sanity was probably more that I could deliver—times being what they are. As with the first edition, this expanded edition is dedicated to helping you be a better presenter. But it is also dedicated to candor, to saying things that—for one reason or another—never show up in other books on presentation. Who else would tell you "to keep an eye out for the barracuda?" (Chapter 51). Who else would tell you that "you may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time?" (Chapter 17). Who else would employ the Mafia to give you a pointer or two on presentations? (Chapter 31). In short, this is a very different book on presentations. It's even different from the first edition of I Can See You Naked, which still strikes me as a funny notion, great for sitcoms—but now there are other things to laugh about, look at, learn from, and try as you get ready to make your next presentation.

Naked in Da Nang

Naked in Da Nang Author Mike Jackson
ISBN-10 0760320764
Year 2004
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Zenith Imprint
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FACs (forward air controllers) in Vietnam flew low and slow, searching for signs of an elusive enemy. Often they trolled themselves as bait for the NVA troops to try to shoot down. When a friendly unit made contact, having a FAC overhead made their day because the FACs controlled the bomb-, rocket-, and napalm-laden fast movers, fighter jets and attack aircraft whose ordnance often made the difference between life and death. They were regarded by many of their airforce and naval aviator brethren as insane, suicidal, or both. In addition to the perils of enemy fire which ranged from lucky AK-47 shots to .51 caliber machine guns and SA-7 shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, you had to watch out to keep from being blown up in a B-52 Arc-Light strike or knocked down by friendly artillery. As the title suggests, however, Naked in Da Nang is not an angst ridden account of mortal combat. Following in the footsteps of Richard Hooker's classic M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, author Jackson has a keen eye for the absurdities that abound in a combat zone. That the humor is often dark only serves to sharpen its comic edge.- These pilots were considered the "Guardian Angels" of the Vietnam ground soldier- Refers to the "unarmed" nature of FAC (Forward Air Controllers) aircraft- Low-tech aircraft that survived combat on pilot skills only

Naked in the Boardroom

Naked in the Boardroom Author Robin Wolaner
ISBN-10 0743271890
Year 2005-03-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Renowned media executive Robin Wolaner delivers the 80 Naked Truths businesswomen need to develop presence, seize power, and achieve success. Straight-talking and sensible, Naked in the Boardroom explains how to achieve more: more opportunities, more money, more notches on the corporate belt without sacrificing your integrity or losing your identity. In delicious, bite-sized nuggets, Robin Wolaner's Naked Truths provide universal and instantly gratifying lessons for advancing your career. They can be put into action regardless of your age, experience, industry, or whether you are a one-woman start-up or a big-company employee. Drawing on her own career in magazine publishing and media development, Wolaner shows you how to succeed because of, rather than despite, your unique background and personality. With humor, attitude, and fierce intelligence, she reveals: The keys to successful negotiation on behalf of the company or yourself What great public speakers know and tricks you can use When and how to burn your career plan How to do the right thing in the gray zones of business ethics Effective ways to recover from a mistake Unusual wisdom for hiring and firing -- and for being hired and fired And much more Peppered with candid stories drawn from Wolaner's life, as well as those of other trailblazing women, Naked in the Boardroom is both essential and inspiring. It provides invaluable wisdom for anyone who sees success on the horizon, but who wants help getting there on her own terms.