Without Reservations

The Cartoons of Ricardo Cate
Author: Ricardo Cate
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423630092
Category: Humor
Page: 96
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Cartoonist Ricardo Cate describes Indian humor as the result of "us living in a dominant culture, and the funny part is that we so often fall short of fitting in." His cartoon column, Without Reservations, is a popular daily dose in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Without Reservations


Author: J. L. Langley
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781599983479
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
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Sometimes love just catches you by the tail. Chayton Winston is a veterinarian. He is also a werewolf. Much to his Native American parent's chagrin, he has always dreamed of a fair-haired, Caucasian mate. However, he never imagined his mate would be male. As a heterosexual man, he's not quite sure what to do with a male mate, but more than willing to find out. Keaton Reynolds wakes up, in wolf form, and finds himself with a mate. He's instantly attracted, but not so thrilled to find out the man is straight. Having been in a relationship once before where his partner professed to be "Not gay" left a bad taste in his mouth. Keaton wants to make a break for it and pretend he never set eyes on Chay-but Chay is not ready to let him go. Together the two work to solidify their shaky relationship and battle the prejudices against homosexuals. Chay must deal with not only his mother's prejudices against gay men but also her hatred of white people. When a power struggle in Keaton's pack threatens Keaton's life, the two men learn to depend on one another and their relationship to get them through it. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence and hot man-love.

Without Reservations


Author: Joey Altman,Jennie Schacht
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470130458
Category: Cooking
Page: 274
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A popular television chef explains how to prepare restaurant-quality meals at home in a cookbook that shares the secrets of chef-caliber food, with more than 120 recipes for everything from cocktails and appetizers to entrâees and desserts.

Without Reservations

How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew Into a Global Hotel Company
Author: J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr.
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1938120744
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 198
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J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., is a pioneer of modern-day hospitality. Starting in the business at the age of 5 as a “salesman” for his family’s A&W root beer stand, he joined the family business, full-time, in 1956 and built Marriott International into what it is today: one of the most successful and respected companies in the world, with nearly 3,800 properties in more than 70 countries and annual revenues exceeding $12 billion. In WITHOUT RESERVATIONS, Marriott shares the story of this success along with candid insights about mistakes made, opportunities missed, and lessons learned during a life spent in a business where people always come first. “In Without Reservations, Bill Marriott shares the incredible and quintessentially American success story of his family and their profound impact on the global hospitality industry, making all of us feel just a little more at home around the world.” —Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo “In this wonderful book, my good friend, Bill Marriott, shares valuable insight on how to succeed in business. More importantly, however, he shares valuable insight on how to succeed in life. His ‘Recipe for Success’ especially is a must-read.” —Former President of the United States George H. W. Bush “Bill Marriott is one of the best entrepreneurial minds in the business. He knows what it takes to build brands, relationships and a winning corporate culture. WITHOUT RESERVATIONS is a compelling story of how best-in-class service, integrity, loyalty and leadership turned a small, family business into one of the world’s most respected companies.” —Ken Chenault, CEO and Chairman, American Express

Without Reservations

The Travels Of An Independent Woman
Author: Alice Steinbach
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409009947
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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American journalist Alice Steinbach took a year off to live in five cities - Paris, Venice, Milan, London and Oxford - when she realized she had entered a new phase of life. Her sons had graduated from college; she had been divorced for a long time; she was a successful journalist. While there was nothing really wrong with her life, she felt restless. Could she live independently of her family, her friends, her career? Steinbach searches for the answer to this provocative question firstly in Paris, where she finds a soul mate in a Japanese man; in Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to marry, and in the evocative cities of Oxford and Venice. Her trip is peppered with accounts of the exotic strangers she meets, her reflections on life and the observational postcards she wrote to herself during her year away.

Wandel des Herzens


Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1613728077
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Als ein junger Mann, der schwul ist und noch dazu ein Werpanther, wünscht sich Jin Rayne nichts sehnlicher als ein normales Leben. Er ist seiner Vergangenheit entflohen und möchte einfach neu anfangen. Aber Jins altes Leben will ihn nicht loslassen. Als seine Reisen ihn in eine neue Stadt führen, begegnet er dem Anführer eines örtlichen Werkatzen-Stammes. Logan Church ist ein Schock und ein Rätsel für ihn und Jin ist voller Sorge, dass Logan der Gefährte ist, den er so sehr fürchtet, aber auch die Liebe seines Lebens. Jin möchte mit den Traditionen nichts mehr zu tun haben und die Verbindung mit einem Gefährten würde ihn unwiderruflich daran fesseln. Aber Jin ist genau der Gefährte, den Logan an seiner Seite braucht, um seinen Stamm erfolgreich zu führen, und deshalb wird er Jin nicht einfach gehen lassen. Jin wird Zeit und Vertrauen brauchen, die Freude zu entdecken, die darin liegt zu Logan zu gehören und seine Liebe ohne Einschränkungen zu erwidern.

The Upgrade

A Cautionary Tale of a Life Without Reservations
Author: Paul Carr
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 9781934708781
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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Bored, broke, and struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities on earth, Paul Carr comes to the surprising realization that it would actually be cheaper to live in a luxury hotel in Manhattan than in his tiny one-bedroom London apartment. Inspired by that possibility, he sells his possessions, abandons his old life, and starts living entirely without commitments as a modern-day nomad. Thanks to Paul's ability to talk his way into increasingly ridiculous situations, what begins as a one-year experiment soon becomes a permanent lifestyle—a life lived in luxury hotels and mountain-top villas. A life of fast cars, Hollywood actresses, and Icelandic rock stars. Of 6,000-mile booty calls, of partying with eight hundred female hairdressers dressed only in bedsheets, and of nearly dying at the hands of Spanish drug dealers. And, most bizarrely of all, a life that still costs less than his surviving on cold pizza in his old apartment. Yet, as word of Paul's exploits starts to spread—first online, then through a national newspaper column and eventually a book deal—he finds himself forced constantly to up the stakes in order to keep things interesting. With his behavior spiraling to dangerous—and sometimes criminal—levels, he is forced to ask the question: is there such a thing as too much freedom?

Traveling Without Reservations

The Kids Grew Up, the Dog Died, We Took Off!
Author: Jean Gerber
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491783966
Category: Travel
Page: 196
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Jean and Michael Gerber did what most of us only dream of doing. They sold their house, quit their jobs, and started an incredible and unforeseen journey. In Traveling without Reservations, Jean shares the story of traveling the world with her husband. For two years, using the Greek Isles as a base, the couple crisscrossed Europe and the Middle East, learning as much about themselves as the exotic destinations they explored. In vivid journal entries, Jean chronicles their travels to countries including Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, and Israel, recording the astonishing sights and rituals, the variety of sanitation arrangements, the hikes and camping, the burros and camels and sheep, and the quirks of their semi-trusty Subaru minibus. Traveling without Reservations gives a playful account of the unexpected twists and turns life takes when traveling without fixed plansadapting to new languages, cultures, and customs; embracing the energy of an eclectic mix of people; enjoying a myriad of culinary delights; and learning to give up control. An enchanting read, fueled not only by Jean Gerbers irrepressible and irreverent humor, but also by her extraordinary ability to connect with and celebrate the many faces of human nature. Her account of her travels through Europe and the Middle East is earthy, joyful, sometimes poignant, and always hilarious. I loved it!Franny Billingsley, National Book Award Finalist Its an adventure from beginning to endfull of color and life. I couldnt put it down.Mittie Babette Roger, author of Aurora

France Without Reservations

An Impromptu Travel Guide
Author: Maurice K. Thompson
Publisher: Gateway Books
ISBN: 9780933469242
Category: Travel
Page: 227
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An anecdotal narrative which includes descriptions and prices for attractions, hotels, and restaurants in 26 French villages and cities, including Paris.

Without Reservations

An Uncensored Unabashed Look at How People Behave in Hotels
Author: Fred V. Alias
Publisher: Haddon Craftsman Inc
ISBN: 9780963389435
Category: Humor
Page: 186
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WITHOUT RESERVATIONS is a fascinating look at what really goes on in hotels, as told by industry insiders. Often hilarious, always loving, sometimes moving, this collection of anecdotal, true stories comes straight from the minds & hearts of some of the most accommodating people in the world. Odd behavior & odd circumstances are recounted in a breezy, easy to read style & illustrated by a hotel manager who "likes to doodle." The book was edited & conceived by Fred Alias, a 26-year veteran of the hospitality industry, who believes that "life with no sense of humor makes no sense!" Originally conceived as a commemorative edition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Holiday Inn Worldwide, the book has received overwhelming interest from the traveling public. "I spend 100 nights each year in hotels & I'm sure I've met most of the people in this book. I know those things really happened & they are FUNNY!" - Robert Henry, Past President, NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION. Anyone who has ever spent the night in a hotel room will enjoy, without reservations, this look at life from the other side of the front desk. A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to KID'S VILLAGE, a lodging facility built for the special families in the Give Kids the World program, which gives children with life-threatening illnesses a free six-day fantasy vacation at Disney World.

Travels with Doris

Without Reservations
Author: Frank King
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781606961384
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 302
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Without Reservations

The Art of Looking the Other Way
Author: Maria Abbott
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781456080211
Category: Humor
Page: 168
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Lifestyles and antics of powerful, wealthy individuals at a five-star hotel are reflected through the eyes of a hard-working Manager of Hotel Guest Services for VIPs. Without Reservations: The Art of Looking the Other Way chronicles the challenges of overseeing gracious hospitality services while turning a blind eye to the foibles and frolics of VIP guests. Based in fact, the stories range from humorous to incredible, each account capturing the reader's attention. Marching across the hotel lobby and into the VIP Lounge are spouses, arm candy, jewelry thieves, a pastor, Congressmen, and a flirtatious Caribbean employee who melts the will of every male heart. Scenarios of eager hotel employees-new to the job and American culture-will make readers chuckle as they appreciate cross-cultural chaos and linguistic slips. Without Reservations culminates in a surprising challenge for the Manager who rises to the occasion and artfully looks the other way.

Living Without Reservations, Private Reserve Edition

A Journey by Land and Sea in Search of Happiness
Author: Barbara Elaine Singer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984325405
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 442
View: 1954

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Singer shares the true story of a life-changing, awe-inspiring, "all-in" journey of globetrotting and discovery of what it means to be brave, dream big, think outside the box, and create one's own definition of happiness.

Savor the Moment

Entertaining Without Reservations
Author: Junior League of Boca Raton
Publisher: Junior League of Boca Raton Incorporated
ISBN: 9780967094403
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Winner of the 2001 James Beard Foundation/KitchenAid Book Awards, National First Place in Entertaining and Special Occasions Category. Features triple-tested recipes from great cooks, chefs, and caterers????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????perfect for everyday family meals in addition to special occasions. Other awards include 2001 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Second Place; 2001 PMA Finalist Benjamin Franklin Award, Finalist; 2001 Writer's Digest Magazine Award; Cookbook Honorable Mention Award; 2001 Independent Publisher Book Award, Finalist.

Vorbehaltlose Freiheitsrechte

Stellung und Funktion vorbehaltloser Freiheitsrechte in der Verfassungsordnung
Author: Sebastian Lenz
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161489877
Category: Law
Page: 343
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English summary: A number of basic rights protected by the German Basic Law are formulated in very strict terms. Judging from their wording, these rights, such as the freedom of art and science or the freedom of religion, cannot be restricted by or pursuant to statutory law. According to the well-established jurisprudence of the German Federal Constitutional Court, restrictions are nevertheless permissible if the relevant rights conflict with the basic rights of others or with basic constitutional principles. Sebastian Lenz questions this jurisprudence. Having analyzed the Federal Constitutional Court's decisions, he proposes a new reading of the respective basic rights based on their meaning and function. As a consequence of this reading, restrictions are permissible only to ensure the minimum necessary standard derived from the guarantee of human dignity. German description: Das Grundgesetz enthalt Freiheitsrechte, die ohne jeden Vorbehalt gewahrleistet sind. Diese vorbehaltlosen Freiheitsrechte, etwa die Glaubens- und Bekenntnisfreiheit sowie die Kunst- und die Wissenschaftsfreiheit, lassen ihrem Wortlaut zufolge Einschrankungen durch den Staat nicht zu. Gleichwohl erlaubt das Bundesverfassungsgericht Einschrankungen auf der Grundlage von kollidierendem Verfassungsrecht, in der Praxis vor allem auf der Grundlage der Grundrechte Dritter. In einer kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit der Verfassungsrechtsprechung zeigt Sebastian Lenz, dass die Handlungsmoglichkeiten des Staates im Bereich vorbehaltloser Freiheitsrechte differenziert zu betrachten sind. Einerseits ist der Staat zur Einrichtung und Ausgestaltung auch der vorbehaltlosen Freiheitsrechte berechtigt und verpflichtet. Dies folgt aus ihrer leistungsrechtlichen Funktion und ermachtigt den Staat zur Setzung und Durchsetzung von Privatrecht auch mit Auswirkungen auf vorbehaltlos gewahrleistete Freiheitsrechte. Das Bundesverfassungsgericht ist im Wesentlichen auf eine Evidenzkontrolle beschrankt, ohne dass es auf die Vorbehaltlosigkeit ankommt. Andererseits enthalten die vorbehaltlosen Freiheitsrechte ein striktes Eingriffsverbot, das nur im Fall einer Kollision mit einer verfassungsrechtlichen Handlungspflicht zurucktreten muss. Solche Kollisionsfalle sind zwar nicht undenkbar, aber doch weitaus seltener als die Rechtsprechung bislang annimmt. Ein Kollisionsfall liegt vor, wenn die grundrechtliche Schutzpflicht des Staates, konkret der Schutz der Menschenwurde eines Dritten, einen Eingriff in ein vorbehaltloses Freiheitsrecht als einziges Mittel erzwingt. Nur in einem solchen Ausnahmefall ist ein Eingriff zulassig.