Not Working

A Novel
Author: Lisa Owens
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0812988825
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5135

Continue Reading →

In the tradition of Jennifer Close’s Girls in White Dresses comes a “a pin-sharp, utterly addictive debut” (Vogue U.K.) told in vignettes that speak to a new generation not trying to have it all but hoping to make sense of it all. “Everyone’s been talking about this book. . . . Charming and funny, this read is simply delightful.”—Bustle “A deadpan comic debut for the procrastination generation.”—The Guardian Claire Flannery has just quit her office job, hoping to take some time to discover her real passion. The problem is, she’s not exactly sure how to go about finding it. Without the distractions of a regular routine, Claire confronts the best and worst parts of herself: the generous, attentive part that visits her grandmother for tea and cooks special meals for her boyfriend, Luke, and the part that she feels will never measure up and makes regrettable comments after too many glasses of wine. What emerges is a candid, moving portrait of a clear-eyed heroine trying to forge her own way, a wholly relatable character whose imperfections and uncanny observations highlight what makes us all different and yet inescapably linked. Praise for Not Working “Ruefully funny . . . features a kind of millennial Bridget Jones whose red wine–and–TED Talk–fueled pursuit of a higher purpose in life leads to hard truths and hangovers.”—Vogue “In this laugh-out-loud debut, Claire Flannery is a lost soul who quits her day job to discover her true passion. In taking a hard look at her own character, Claire finds that her loveable qualities are sometimes squashed by mistakes, like the evenings she blurts inappropriate remarks after too many glasses of wine. [Lisa] Owens’s story is a smart, relatable and delicious debut.”—Harper’s Bazaar “It’s no mean feat to fashion a novel out of the stuff of everyday life. . . . Fortunately, Owens is quite a writer. . . . Not Working works because there is lots going on beneath its placid, ordinary surface. . . . With this funny, serious debut, Lisa Owens has proved that she’s one to watch.”—The New Statesman “There are sharp observations about generational change, particularly on the topic of work. . . . The novel is a light read but it raises some timely issues. . . . A secure job with a future is not that easy to find, as Claire’s comic and compelling tale serves to show. This book offers a form of catharsis for anyone who has felt that they are not quite doing their job right. . . . It is soothing to find you are not the only one noodling along in your career.”—Financial Times “Stellar . . . [Owens has an] ability to take the potentially trite problem-of-the-privileged trope and deftly craft it into readable fun.”—Publishers Weekly “Owens offers a millennial take on the traditional British chick-lit heroine. . . . Claire is a realistically awkward character who will appeal to readers looking for a less-angsty take on the new adult trend.”—Booklist “A novel as insightful about the contemporary dilemmas facing young professionals as it is sharp, incisive and laugh-out-loud funny.”—The Observer “Lots of people say they laugh out loud when they read a book they love. But in the case of Not Working, I really did laugh out loud, often and raucously.”—Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens From the Hardcover edition.

Not Working

People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today's Changing Economy
Author: DW Gibson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613440
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 5456

Continue Reading →

Poignant true stories of resilience, determination, and the search for fulfillment Inspired by Studs Terkel's Working and by James Agee and Walker Evans' Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, DW Gibson sets off on a journey across the United States to interview Americans who have lost their jobs. Here is the mortgage broker who arrived at work to find the door to his office building padlocked, the human resources executive who laid off a couple hundred people before being laid off herself, the husband who was laid off two weeks after his wife learned she was pregnant, the wife who was forced to lay off her husband. In telling the stories of people who could be our neighbors, our friends, our relatives, Not Workingholds up a mirror to our times, showing us the individuals behind the unemployment statistics—their fears and hopes—and offering a map for navigating our changing economy. With an extraordinary mix of pathos, anger, solidarity, and humor, it brings clarity—and humanity—to the national conversation. For information about the companion documentary film, Not Working: The Pulse of the Great Recession, please visit ffh.films.com/title/55494. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dead Aid

Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
Author: Dambisa Moyo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374139568
Category: Political Science
Page: 188
View: 5977

Continue Reading →

Describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa that has channeled billions of dollars in aid but failed to either reduce poverty or increase growth, offering a hopeful vision of how to address the problem.

Lee Lozano

Not Working
Author: Jo Applin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300223277
Category:
Page: 192
View: 8820

Continue Reading →

An illuminating study of an overlooked artist from the 1960s whose work has recently returned to the limelight This is the first in‑depth study of the idiosyncratic ten‑year career of Lee Lozano (1930-1999), assuring this important artist a key place in histories of post‑war art. The book charts the entirety of Lozano's production in 1960s New York, from her raucous drawings and paintings depicting broken tools, genitalia, and other body parts to the final exhibition of her spectacular series of abstract "Wave Paintings" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1970. Highly regarded at the time, Lozano is now perhaps best known for Dropout Piece (1970), a conceptual artwork and dramatic gesture with which she quit the art world. Shortly afterwards she announced she would have no further contact with other women. Her "dropout" and "boycott of women" lasted until her death, by which time she was all but forgotten. This book tackles head‑on the challenges that Lozano poses to art history--and especially to feminist art history--attending to her failures as well as her successes, and arguing that through dead ends and impasses she struggled to forge an alternative mode of living. Lee Lozano: Not Working looks for the means to think about complex figures like Lozano whose radical, politically ambiguous gestures test our assumptions about feminism and the "right way" to live and work.

The Joy of Not Working

A Book for the Retired, Employed, and Overworked
Author: Ernie John Zelinski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 9781580085526
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 223
View: 1535

Continue Reading →

In this completely revised and expanded edition, readers will learn how to create an excellent work/life balance by working less, producing more, and being more leisurely.

Not Working

Latina Immigrants, Low-wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform
Author: Alejandra Marchevsky,Jeanne Theoharis
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814757109
Category: Social Science
Page: 308
View: 8341

Continue Reading →

Originalism is the practice of reviewing constitutional cases by seeking to discern the framers' and ratifiers' intent. Original Sin argues that the "jurisprudence of original intent," represented on the current Supreme Court by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, has failed on its own terms. Attempts to determine the framers' intent have not brought greater determinacy and legitimacy to the process of constitutional interpretation. Instead, the method has been marked by the very flaws—including self-interested reasoning and the manipulation of doctrine—that originalists argue marred the jurisprudence of the judicial "activists" of the Warren Court. Original Sin brings a rigorous review of the performance of the "new originalists" to the debate, applying their methodology to real cases. Marcosson focuses on the judicial decisions of Clarence Thomas, an avowed originalist who nevertheless advocates "color blind" readings of the Constitution which are at odds with the framers' ideas concerning anti-miscegenation and other laws. After critiquing what he sees as a troubling use of originalism and explaining why it has failed to provide a consistent basis for constitutional decision-making, the author goes on to offer an alternative approach: one that lends greater legitimacy to the Court's interpretations of the Constitution.

When Life's Not Working

7 Simple Choices for a Better Tomorrow
Author: Bob Merritt
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214062
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 3925

Continue Reading →

Life is hard--for everyone. No matter how gifted or fortunate, everyone will experience some level of disappointment in life: difficult classes, jobs, relationships, and losses. But by following basic disciplines anyone can experience accomplishment, freedom, and ease in navigating through life's daily challenges. In this positive, insightful book, Bob Merritt describes a set of universal principles that work for everyone in every stage of life, showing that what we do today determines who we become tomorrow. Anyone who has experienced pain or confusion from lost opportunities, broken relationships, or a nagging sense of emptiness will treasure this book that shows them that the best of life has not passed them by.

It's Not Working, Brother John

25 Things that Close the Windows of Heaven
Author: John F. Avanzini
Publisher: His Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780892748983
Category: Christian life
Page: 217
View: 1308

Continue Reading →

Television preacher John Avanzini puts forward 25 reasons why he believes prayers are not answered, most of them having to do with faulty actions or beliefs on the part of the petitioner.

Be Excellent at Anything

The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and Live
Author: Tony Schwartz,Jean Gomes,Catherine McCarthy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451610262
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 7883

Continue Reading →

Offers strategies for enabling sustainable high performance by systematically investing in employee health and happiness, citing the vulnerabilities of common business practices while offering examples of effective leadership.

The Truth About Health Care

Why Reform is Not Working in America
Author: David Mechanic
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813541158
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 6072

Continue Reading →

The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate. Despite expenditures of 1.7 trillion dollars in 2003, and growing substantially each year, services remain fragmented and poorly coordinated, and more than 46 million people are uninsured. Why can't America, with its vast array of resources, sophisticated technologies, superior medical research and educational institutions, and talented health care professionals, produce higher quality care and better outcomes? In The Truth about Health Care, David Mechanic explains how health care in America has evolved in ways that favor a myriad of economic, professional, and political interests over those of patients. While money has always had a place in medical care, "big money" and the quest for profits has become dominant, making meaningful reforms difficult to achieve. Mechanic acknowledges that railing against these influences, which are here to stay, can achieve only so much. Instead, he asks whether it is possible to convert what is best about health care in America into a well functioning system that better serves the entire population. Bringing decades of experience as an active health policy participant, researcher, teacher, and consultant to the public and private sectors, Mechanic examines the strengths and weaknesses of our system and how it has evolved. He pays special attention to areas often neglected in policy discussions, such as the loss of public trust in medicine, the tragic state of long-term care, and the relationship of mental health to health care. For anyone who has been frustrated by uncoordinated health networks, insurance denials, and other obstacles to obtaining appropriate care, this book will provide a refreshing and frank look at the system's current and future dilemmas. Mechanic's thoughtful roadmap describes how health plans, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumer groups can work together to improve access, quality, fairness, and health outcomes in America. About the Author:

Networking Is Not Working

Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Collections
Author: Derek Coburn
Publisher: IdeaPress Publishing
ISBN: 9781940858081
Category: Business networks
Page: 159
View: 6008

Continue Reading →

Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle call events full of open bars and closed fists. Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches for business cards. Needless to say, traditional networking isn't working anymore. For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources. It's time for a new, modern approach to networking. Born out of author Derek Coburn's frustration with having spent thousands of fruitless hours attending traditional networking events, this book offers fresh, effective, unconventional strategies for growing and nurturing a powerful network. These strategies grew Coburn's revenue by 300% in just 18 months and can have a major impact on your business. You will learn how to: * Become the Ultimate Connector * Become the Ultimate Resource * Identify and develop relationships with world-class professionals * Enhance the value you deliver for your best clients * Position yourself for more quality introductions to ideal prospective clients Once you implement the networking strategies in this book, the quality of your clients, your business, and your life will improve dramatically.

Not working

state, unemployment and neo-conservatism in Canada
Author: Stephen McBride
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 259
View: 3066

Continue Reading →

Why Isn't My Brain Working?

A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain's Health
Author: Datis Kharrazian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985690427
Category:
Page: 624
View: 3404

Continue Reading →

Publisher Direct: Losing your memory? Can’t focus or concentrate? Do you have brain fog or tire easily? Have you lost your zest for life or motivation? Do people tell you this is all a normal part of aging? If so, your brain may be growing old too fast, or degenerating. Modern diets, a stressful lifestyle, and environmental toxins all take their toll on the brain. This doesn’t just happen to seniors—brain disorders and degeneration are on the rise for young and old alike. The good news is the brain is extremely adaptable and wants to get well. You simply have to know how to feed and care for your brain. See if some of these signs and symptoms of brain degeneration apply to you: Memory loss • brain fog • depression • anxiety • difficulty learning • lack of motivation, drive, or passion • tire easily • poor focus and concentration • fatigue in response to certain chemicals or foods Brain degeneration affects millions of Americans of all ages. The destruction sets in years or even decades before Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, or other serious neurological diseases can be diagnosed. Don’t waste another day wondering why your brain is not working. Learn how to spot brain degeneration and stop it before it’s too late. Why Isn’t My Brain Working? harnesses cutting-edge scientific research for safe, simple, and truly effective solutions to declining brain function.

When Writing Workshop Isn't Working

Answers to Ten Tough Questions, Grades 2-5
Author: Mark Overmeyer
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104046
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 5618

Continue Reading →

Provides practical advice for overcoming common problems associated with teaching writing to students, and offers help in developing vocabulary skills, preparing students for standardized tests, and much more.

Who's Not Working and Why

Employment, Cognitive Skills, Wages, and the Changing U.S. Labor Market
Author: Frederic L. Pryor,David L. Schaffer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794398
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 316
View: 6278

Continue Reading →

This 1999 book explains why wages have become unequal, why wages in high-skilled jobs have risen while others have stagnated or fallen.

It's Not Always Depression

Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self
Author: Hilary Jacobs Hendel
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0399588159
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 2932

Continue Reading →

Fascinating patient stories and dynamic exercises help you connect to healing emotions, ease anxiety and depression, and discover your authentic self. Sara suffered a debilitating fear of asserting herself. Spencer experienced crippling social anxiety. Bonnie was shut down, disconnected from her feelings. These patients all came to psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel seeking treatment for depression, but in fact none of them were chemically depressed. Rather, Jacobs Hendel found that they’d all experienced traumas in their youth that caused them to put up emotional defenses that masqueraded as symptoms of depression. Jacobs Hendel led these patients and others toward lives newly capable of joy and fulfillment through an empathic and effective therapeutic approach that draws on the latest science about the healing power of our emotions. Whereas conventional therapy encourages patients to talk through past events that may trigger anxiety and depression, accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), the method practiced by Jacobs Hendel and pioneered by Diana Fosha, PhD, teaches us to identify the defenses and inhibitory emotions (shame, guilt, and anxiety) that block core emotions (anger, sadness, fear, disgust, joy, excitement, and sexual excitement). Fully experiencing core emotions allows us to enter an openhearted state where we are calm, curious, connected, compassionate, confident, courageous, and clear. In It’s Not Always Depression, Jacobs Hendel shares a unique and pragmatic tool called the Change Triangle—a guide to carry you from a place of disconnection back to your true self. In these pages, she teaches lay readers and helping professionals alike • why all emotions—even the most painful—have value. • how to identify emotions and the defenses we put up against them. • how to get to the root of anxiety—the most common mental illness of our time. • how to have compassion for the child you were and the adult you are. Jacobs Hendel provides navigational tools, body and thought exercises, candid personal anecdotes, and profound insights gleaned from her patients’ remarkable breakthroughs. She shows us how to work the Change Triangle in our everyday lives and chart a deeply personal, powerful, and hopeful course to psychological well-being and emotional engagement.

WEIRD

Because Normal Isn’t Working
Author: Craig Groeschel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310597439
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 9295

Continue Reading →

“When people describe my lifestyle or family as weird, I find comfort,” writes author Craig Groeschel. Who then shares a Christ-centered philosophy, on everything from money to scheduling to purity, to help you break out of the normal rut and live according to the rhythms of God’s grace and truth of his word. Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead. In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far more common than purity, virginity, and a healthy married sex life. And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives. Simply put, normal isn’t working. Groeschel’s WEIRD views will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.

The Mirror Is Not Working


Author: Gene Bert
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438977018
Category: Fiction
Page: 148
View: 7796

Continue Reading →

It took the passing of an old friend to get Zach Barron back together with his first love. When he pulled into the old rickety funeral parlor he had no idea his days of peace and quiet would be shattered in more ways than one. The soft voice of Nicky standing behind him gave him chills down his spine. Time couldn't shadow the enchantment he felt in his heart. After a brief re-acquainting, Zach agrees to escort Nicky to New Jersey for a wedding. When Nicky and the bride fail to return from the beach, Zach explodes into action before something terrible happens. His search takes him to New York where he completely undermines an F.B.I. ongoing investigation. He endangers the lives of not only himself but of Nicky and the bride, the F.B.I agents, and others as he stirs up a sleeping terrorist cell. They manage to escape driving to Annapolis Maryland only to realize they are the hunted. Terrible consequences await them. Zack has to keep vigilant and rely on his training and a sharp mind to keep them alive. When Zach uncovers a plot for a National tragedy, he enlists his rivals in the F.B.I, as well as the coast guard, and the air force for help. Gene Bert certainly rivets together the romance, action, suspense and characters in this fast paced edge of your seat thriller. Gene Bert draws upon a combination of personal experience, recent events and imagination to bring his works to life.

Blue Collar Frayed

What's Not Working for Australian Men
Author: Jennifer Rayner
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1743820453
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 5507

Continue Reading →

‘I remember with incredible clarity the question that rang through his words and hung in the air between us, the query that hurt my head and heart as his baggy eyes held mine: where does someone like me fit, now?’ Jennifer Rayner knows a thing or two about blue-collar blokes: her brother, her dad and her grandfather all make a living with their hands. But blue-collar jobs for Australian men are disappearing at a rapid rate, and this is not just a product of unstoppable economic forces – it’s also the result of our failure to acknowledge the importance of those jobs and the people who do them. The men now losing their jobs in heavy industry or trades will not easily find new work in Australia’s growing service industries; the evidence shows they are disengaging from the workforce instead. Drawing on extensive research and dozens of interviews, Rayner argues that there can be blue-collar jobs in our future economy. In fact, we can’t keep building a fair and prosperous Australia without them. Humane and clear-eyed, Blue Collar Frayed is a vital contribution to our national conversation.

Rest

Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
Author: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 046509659X
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 1940

Continue Reading →

"Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna Huffington, New York Times Book Review Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers---from Darwin to Stephen King---to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. "Deliberate rest," as Pang calls it, is the true key to productivity, and will give us more energy, sharper ideas, and a better life. Rest offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.