Download To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes by Francis Slakey PDF

By Francis Slakey

ISBN-10: 1439198950

ISBN-13: 9781439198957

A trip to the main severe issues on the earth and deep contained in the human spirit
     ahead of Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey got down to climb the top mountain on each continent and surf each ocean, he had close himself off from folks. His lectures have been mechanical; his relationships have been little greater than how one can fill the evenings. yet as his trip veered dangerously astray, every thing approximately him started to switch.
     A gripping experience of the physique and brain, To the final Breath depicts the hunt that leads Slakey world wide, nearly takes his existence, demanding situations his fiercely held ideals, and opens his middle. The scientist in Slakey explores the historical past of Robert Falcon Scott’s doomed Antarctica day trip, the expertise of mountain climbing, and the geophysics of waves. however it is the demanding situations he endures and the folks he encounters—a Lama who offers him a mysterious amulet, a life-or-death selection atop Everest, an ambush at gunpoint in Indonesia, a head-on collision within the excessive desert—that culminate in a relocating lesson approximately what it ability to be human.

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Download How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great by Karen Karbo PDF

By Karen Karbo

ISBN-10: 1596919809

ISBN-13: 9781596919808

How to Hepburn, Karen Karbo's glossy, modern reassessment of 1 of America's maximum icons, takes us on a spin during the nice Kate's lengthy, eventful existence, with an target towards seeing what we will glean from the 1st girl of Cinema. One half How Proust Can swap Your Life and one half Why Sinatra Matters, How to Hepburn teases a few unforeseen classes from the lifetime of a lady whose freewheeling, pants-wearing selection redefined a dead ringer for the self reliant lady whereas finally endearing her to the area.
This witty, provocative gem is filled with no-nonsense Hepburn-style statement on matters reminiscent of: making denial be just right for you; the significance of being brash, dealing with worry, and constantly having an aviator on your existence; studying why and the way to lie; the advantages of discretion; taking advantage of a dysfunctional courting; and the facility of forgiving your mom and dad. exciting lovers of the notoriously self sufficient actress, award-winner Karen Karbo provides a gusty guidebook to harnessing your internal Hepburn, and dwelling existence by yourself terms.


Katharine Hepburn, who might have grew to become a hundred in could this 12 months, was once identified for doing issues her personal method. Her offerings have been famously unconventional—rejecting kin lifestyles in want of her occupation, dwelling as Spencer Tracy's mistress for many years, donning slacks rather than skirts. confident there are classes right here for contemporary ladies, journalist and novelist Karbo (Motherhood Made a guy Out of Me) determined to aim to determine how Hepburn made all of it paintings. for example, whereas Hepburn rejected marriage, might be she obtained every thing she particularly sought after (love and companionship) with out the luggage she didn't wish (fights over doing the laundry or cooking dinner). Karbo recognizes "you don't continually need to understand what you're entering into with a purpose to succeed"; Hepburn knew that to "go ahead blindly" usually works simply to boot. additionally, Hepburn stumbled on denial labored simply high quality, permitting her to disregard early feedback that she couldn't act or that she had a bad voice. Karbo provides all this heterodox recommendation with nice humor, yet there's some extent she's making to sister Gen-Xers: Hepburn broke the entire ideas ladies have been purported to stick to and nonetheless had a wonderful life.
-- Publishers Weekly

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Download Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get by Jon Acuff PDF

By Jon Acuff

ISBN-10: 1591847613

ISBN-13: 9781591847618

It took me 16 years to write down this ebook. That breaks right down to a brisk twelve phrases in keeping with day. however it wasn’t the writing that took goodbye. . . . It used to be the working.

I needed to paintings at large businesses and small businesses. I needed to get employed and fired a number of instances. I needed to locate my dream activity, then stroll clear of it. yet finally that, i will now say the subsequent with absolute certainty:

You have already got every thing you wish for an awesome profession. in truth, you’ve had it because day one.

Starting at the first day you were given paid to scoop ice cream or restock cabinets, you’ve had the opportunity to increase the 4 parts all nice careers have in universal: relationships, talents, personality, and hustle. you have already got every one of these, to 1 measure or another.

Now it’s time to enlarge them and observe them in a brand new means, making a occupation mark downs Account™. This new angle provides you with the facility to name a Do Over—whether you’re twenty-two, forty-two, or sixty-two. You’ll have the assets to reinvent your paintings and get unstuck. You’ll even rescue your Mondays as you find how you can paintings towards the task you’ve constantly wanted!

Just as a checking account protects you in the course of a monetary crunch, a occupation mark downs Account™ protects you in the course of a profession crunch. you would like a CSA simply because you’ll finally face no less than this kind of significant transitions:
• you are going to hit a profession Ceiling and get caught, requiring sharp talents to unfastened yourself.
• you'll event a profession Bump and without warning lose your activity, requiring powerful relationships to survive.
• you are going to make a profession bounce to a brand new function, requiring sturdy personality to push via uncertainty and chaos.
• you'll get a shock profession chance, requiring devoted hustle to exploit it.

It took me 16 years to determine how you can name a Do Over on my profession. Please don’t wait 16 extra seconds sooner than beginning yours.

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