Loser


Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061756822
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.

Barry Loser: I am Sort of a Loser


Author: Jim Smith
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780313705
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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The brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. ‘Everyone at school knows I’m the loserkeelest person ever. So imagine how annoying it was when Fay Snoggles came into school one day acting even more loserkeel than me.’ There’s a girl in Barry’s class who’s GETTING MORE LAUGHS THAN HIM! But luckily Barry immediately thinks up one of his brilliant and amazekeel plans to make sure he’ll have the final chuckle . All he needs is thirty boxes of Beard Flakes . . . Have you got all of Jim Smith’s amazekeel books? I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser’s ultimate book of keelness Barry loser hates half term My mum is a loser free ebook My dad is a loser free ebook Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies Future Ratboy and the invasion of the nom noms Future Ratboy and the quest for the missing thingy Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

The Loser

A Novel
Author: Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773469
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.One of Bernhard's most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other-- the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator-- has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame. From the Trade Paperback edition.

When I Was a Loser

True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School
Author: John McNally
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416539377
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
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For Anyone Who's Ever Been a Teenager Who's teenage years weren't terrible? Remember the scary older kids? The sadistic gym teacher? The smelly kid who sat next to you in science class? Your first fumbling kiss? That time you threw up in the cafeteria? Your first attempt at putting on a condom? The period that arrived unexpectedly? That awful fight with your parents? The first time you got drunk? That note you wrote that you shouldn't have written? The day you forgot to zip your fly? That monster zit? When, you wondered, would it all end? In When I Was a Loser, John McNally, author of the novel America's Report Card, assembles twenty-five original essays--often hilarious, sometimes tenderhearted, always evocative--about defining moments of high school loserdom. Brad Land, Julianna Baggott, Owen King, Johanna Edwards, and many more fresh, talented writers explore their own angst, humiliation, heartache, and other staples of teen life. These essays perfectly capture what it was like to be in high school: to experience so many things for the first time, to assert independence while desperately trying to fit in, to feel misunderstood and unable to articulate the wild swings between heartbreak, anger, and euphoria. One writer recalls how his grandmother helped him with his home perm in preparation for the Senior Class picture; another recounts her discovery, sometime after hitting puberty, of the power she held over boys and men, while at the same time she felt herself at their mercy; a third remembers the casual cruelties visited on him by the cooler kids, and the cruelties he, in turn, inflicted on kids below him on the social ladder. Utterly candid and compulsively readable, these essays conjure up and untangle those raw and formative years. The writers cringe and laugh at the teenagers they were, but at the same time, they honor their adolescence and the way it shaped their lives. Because, in truth, beneath the layers of adult respectability, we all still carry a little bit of our teenage selves around with us.

What a Loser!


Author: Pankaj Dubey
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351185842
Category: Fiction
Page: 140
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Pandey Anil Kumar Sinha (PAKS) comes to Delhi with precisely three things: One, his jaded old trunk full of sattu and achaar; Two, a borrowed dream of becoming an IAS officer from his clerk father; and three, to sleep with a milky white Punjabi girl. However, PAKS’s goals begin to change when he falls in love, enrols for English classes and finds cool friends. Then suddenly he is pushed to the forefront of college elections and he becomes a hero! PAKS is living his ultimate dream ... or is he? What will happen next? Will he ever get what he really wants? Find out in this laughathon full of clichés straight from the cow belt of India!

Loser

20th Anniversary Edition (a): the Real Seattle Music Story
Author: Clark Humphrey
Publisher: MISCmedia
ISBN: 9781929069286
Category:
Page: 274
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The Seattle rock music scene from the early punk days to the '90s "grunge mania" and beyond. The interconnected origins and spectacular rise of Nirva,a Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Bikini Kill, Screaming Trees, Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, the Presidents of the United States of America, Seven Year Bitch, and hundreds more. The most complete account of a phenomenon that rocked (and still rocks) the world. Now with an updated discography and many "whatever happened to" listings.

Be a Loser!

Lose Inches Fast--No Diet
Author: Greer Childers
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0812931416
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 208
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Through the daily, fifteen-minute routine of breathing, isometrics, and isotonic exercises that makes up her BodyFlex program, the author shows how to slim down and attain good muscle tone

Life As A Loser


Author: Will Leitch
Publisher: Arriviste Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0974627003
Category: Humor
Page: 208
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Every company he works for goes bankrupt. His landlord just kicked him out. His parents think he's a failure. He can barely scrape up enough pennies to take the subway. And he's still dealing with his fiance leaving him on national TV. Welcome to the world of Will Leitch. In this hilarious collection, Leitch takes us on journey from small-town Illinois to the madness of Manhattan and back again.

American Loser


Author: Melissa Ellinwood Smith
Publisher: American Loser
ISBN: 0985641401
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Sam is Not a Loser


Author: Thierry Robberecht,Philippe Goossens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618992102
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 29
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Sam loves to play games-- even if he does not win every time.

Beautiful Losers


Author: Leonard Cohen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307778574
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, Beautiful Losers is Leonard Cohen’ s most defiant and uninhibited work. As imagined by Cohen, hell is an apartment in Montreal, where a bereaved and lust-tormented narrator reconstructs his relations with the dead. In that hell two men and a woman twine impossibly and betray one another again and again. Memory blurs into blasphemous sexual fantasy--and redemption takes the form of an Iroquois saint and virgin who has been dead for 300 years but still has the power to save even the most degraded of her suitors. First published in 1966, Beautiful Losers demonstrates that its author is not only a superb songwriter but also a novelist of visionary power. Funny, harrowing, and fiercely moving, it is a classic erotic tragedy, incandescent in its prose and exhilarating for its risky union of sexuality and faith.

Losers


Author: Matthue Roth
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545231825
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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The perks of being an émigré wallflower Jupiter was born in Russia, but he's getting quite an education in America. He sees everything slightly askew - but in a way that's endearing to (most) of his fellow students. A popular girl takes him under her wing. He falls for her. A bully sets him as a target. But Jupiter disarms him in an unexpected way. His best friend ends up hanging with a posse of science geeks. Jupiter feels left out. With dead-on deadpan humor, Matthue Roth makes everything illuminated about American teen life - like Borat as directed by John Hughes.

Loser


Author: Sabra Benedict
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998846002
Category:
Page: N.A
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Janie is fed up with her life. Her three children are grown and out of the house--a house she feels trapped in. She spends day after day in an explosive relationship with a volatile husband. Then a tragedy happens and changes everything. After coming into an inheritance, Janie feels ready to leave the man she has been with for over thirty years. She relies on friends and family to help guide her through a world she hid from for decades while re-learning the things she forgot she loved. She even goes on a date or two.

The Clique #6: Dial L for Loser


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316050156
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
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THE CLIQUE is back... Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and Whitestrip smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day, an exclusive private school in Westchester County, New York. Claire Lyons: Has finally arrived! But will she be able to stay in Massie's inner circle? Alicia Rivera: Would love to take Massie's throne one day. Just might do it. Dylan Marvil: Massie's second in command, who divides her time between sucking up to Massie and sucking down Atkin's shakes. Kristen Gregory: Will insult you to tears faster than you can say "scholarship kid." THE CLIQUE...The only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

Loser


Author: Ken McCoy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780750530620
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
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A dead lawyer, a stolen Rembrandt, a beaten ex-girlfriend, a confused golfing syndicate, a violent gypsy mob, and bloodied three iron. 'Loser' is the fourth in the Sam 'Mad' Carew crime series by acclaimed writer Ken McCoy.

Losers' Consent

Elections and Democratic Legitimacy
Author: Christopher Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199276382
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
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"Based on data from democracies across the globe, this book examines how election losers and their supporters respond to their loss and how institutions shape losing"--Provided by publisher.

My Knight in Shining Armor Turned Out to Be a Loser in Tin Foil

A Guide to Loser Spotting
Author: Tiffany Elmquist,Stefani Stevenson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450261241
Category: Humor
Page: 148
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The world is full of lonely women, looking for love. They'll try anything: dating sites, speed dates at conference centers, blind dates ... the list goes on. It's not a bad thing to keep your eye out for Mr. Right or to be hopeful and optimistic about finding your very own Prince Charming. But it's also not a bad thing to know how to spot Mr. Wrong."My Knight in Shining Armor Turned out to Be a Loser in Tin Foil" is a guidebook for the smart, single women out there-a weapon in your arsenal to protect you from the hidden players and losers on the dating scene. Authors Tiffany Elmquist and Stefani Stevenson review the list of the ten most common characteristics of a dating loser in detail; you won't want to miss a single page! They have compiled experiences from their own lives, designed to entertain and inform. Some of the stories may even relate to your own encounters in the dating world. "My Knight in Shining Armor Turned out to Be a Loser in Tin Foil" is not about bashing men-it's about the bad apples that make men look bad. Most importantly, it's about helping you avoid Mr. Wrong so you can finally find your own Mr. Right.

The Biggest Loser Fitness Program

Fast, Safe, and Effective Workouts to Target and Tone Your Trouble Spots--Adapted from NBC's Hit Show!
Author: The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594866951
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Introduces a personalized fitness program that offers nutritional advice, simple exercise routines, before-and-after testimonials, tips on how to get started, and modifications for both beginners and advanced readers.

Believe It, Be It

How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life
Author: Ali Vincent
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605293237
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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When Ali Vincent was selected to be a contestant on the hit NBC show The Biggest Loser, her weight was at an alltime high of 234 pounds—and her life had reached an all-time low. Like millions of Americans, Ali struggled for years with poor eating habits, family problems, stress, and low-self-esteem. After years of being afraid, ashamed, and unhappy, she resolved to change her life, once and for all: to lose weight, get healthy, and pursue her dreams. Before she was even offered a spot on The Biggest Loser campus, Ali made up her mind that she was going to not only drop the weight—but win the competition. In her bedroom at The Biggest Loser ranch, Ali rang a little bell she kept on her bedside table each night before she went to sleep and again when she awoke in the morning, repeating the phrase that had become her mantra: Believe it, be it. Seven months later, she emerged from the grueling competition as its first-ever female champion, claiming the title, the grand prize and, most of all, winning back her life. In Believe It, Be It, Ali shares for the first time her intimate story of personal and physical transformation and provides a rare glimpse inside life at the famous Biggest Loser ranch. Ali also shares the weight-loss strategies, eating habits, and workout tips that helped her lose—and keep of—more than 100 pounds. For anyone who has ever battled with weight loss or struggled to accept themselves for who they are, Ali Vincent's story provides hope that a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life is within reach. It all begins with believing that it's possible. Believe it, and be it.