How to F*ck a Woman
By Ali Adler
Brazen, uproarious, slyly prescriptive, and always entertaining, Ali Adler is a sex and relationship guru who knows what women want. As a gay woman, she has both the equipment and the experience to give straight men (and the women who love them) advice on both how to get more sex and how to get this job done right. In her day job as a comedy writer and TV producer, Ali is sometimes the only woman in a room full of comedy writers. She became legendary for offering frank, sometimes insightful, often bossy reality checks and for translating female sexuality into words a man could understand. In her book, How to F*ck a Woman - 20 percent explicit instructions, 80 percent relationship advice, and 100 percent hilarious - she brings together essential advice for men (even the ones who insist they could write this book) and the women who want their lovers to truly understand them, both mind and body. With illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly.
By Harris Irfan
A trillion dollar financial industry is revolutionising the global economy. Governments and corporations across the Islamic world are increasingly turning to finance that complies with Sharia law in order to fund economic growth. Even in the West, Islamic finance is rapidly becoming an important alternative source of funding at a time when the conventional finance industry is reeling from the effects of the financial crisis.From its origins in the seventh century, Islamic finance has sought to develop core ethical principles that are based in the foundations of Islam and Shari'a. By engaging critically with the complexities of international finance, it has evolved and adapted into a world emerging from the economic and moral aftermath of a global financial crisis. But with an increasing Western interest, is it able to remain true to the principles of its faith? Can it maintain its ideals of social justice? Or is Islamic finance guilty of the very dangers it seeks to avoid?In Heaven's Bankers, Harris Irfan, one of the world's leading Islamic finance bankers, gives unparalleled insight into the heart of this secretive industry. From his personal experience of working with leading bankers, scholars and lawyers, he debunks the myths of Islamic banking, analyses its greatest deals and looks to the future of a system that has reprioritised the very nature of money itself.
The Helping Professional's Guide to End-of-Life Care
By E. Strada
Nearly half of people at the end of life will receive hospice care, but few psychologists, nurses, physicians, chaplains, and hospice workers have been trained specifically to recognize and address the psychological, social, and emotional issues that may arise in patients who are dying. Patients in the midst of advanced terminal illness may experience a variety of distressing emotions, and may feel anxious, frightened, regretful, or desperate. This guide was created specifically to guide helping professionals of all kinds through the process of working through patients' psychological issues to allow them peace and comfort in their final moments.The Helping Professional's Guide to End of Life Care clarifies the spiritual and emotional care that patients need and presents an evidence based approach integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), transpersonal psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness, and guided imagery to help patients manage emotional distress at the end of life. Through case conceptualizations and detailed treatment planning guidance, readers learn to formulate comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for patients and gain skills that will help them manage the emotional intensity of this work. This secular, professional treatment model can be applied to patients of any religious or spiritual background. The book also addresses integrating the patient's therapeutic team with the medical team, addressing the emotional needs of friends and family of the dying, crisis intervention for suicidal patients, working with clients on psychotropic medications, and how helping professionals can manage their own emotions to become more effective clinicians.
By Ken McCoy
Hope Street may be just an ordinary terraced street in Leeds, but it's the world to Maggie Fish. And when her father returns home from the war the whole family looks forward to happier times. But then Maggie's mother dies giving birth to a little boy, leaving Johnnie Fish a bitter widower. He can never look at his son without remembering that this child caused his wife's death.By contrast, Maggie can do no wrong in her father's eyes and he pushes her forward to sing at Hope Street Working Men's Club. Fifteen-year-old Maggie has her first taste of show-business - and she wants more. With the help of Charlie Chipperfield, a talented piano-player, new vaudeville act - Fish and Chipperfield - is born. But the clubs in Yorkshire only offer them a limited audience and musical tastes are changing. It may spell the end for their double act, but for Maggie the road to fame and fortune is only just the beginning . . .
By Neil Rafferty & Paul Stokes
Delivering the stories THEY don't want you to read, including:. People who know how to fucking park on brink of extinction. Fat kids to be chased to school by dogs. Vatican to build huge telescope in hunt for Jesus. Estate agents will starve to death, says upbeat report. UK threat level raised to 'Underpants'. Free bank with every new mobile. Britain strikes gold in sport no one watches. Ferguson apologises to premenstrual Reading fans. Beckham unable to pronounce 'Scientology'Meanwhile Agony Aunt Petula Soul tackles a diverse range of bizarre sexual problems and astrologer Psychic Bob maps your mystic future ('There's always a chance you'll get something you have been wanting for a long time. Butthere's a much bigger chance you won't').Plus: opinion polls, talking dogs and an absolutely gigantic rat.'Makes the New Testament look like a lot of insane, voodoo rubbish'- Rt Rev. Tom Logan, St Clive's, Taunton
How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor
By Erik S. Reinert
How Rich Countries Got Rich is a narrative history of modern economic development from the Italian Renaissance to the present day.In it Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment. Reinert suggests that this set of policies in various combinations has driven successful development from Renaissance Italy to the modern Far East. Yet despite its demonstrable success, orthodox development economists have largely ignored this approach and insisted instead on the importance of free trade.Reinert presents a strongly revisionist history of economics and shows how the discipline has long been torn between the continental Renaissance tradition on one hand and the free market theories of English and later American economics on the other. He argues that our economies were founded on protectionism and state activism and could only later afford the luxury of free trade. When our leaders come to lecture poor countries on the right road to riches they do so in almost perfect ignorance of the real history of mass affluence.
By James Ray
Are you ready to challenge your current thoughts, beliefs and assumptions?Are you ready to push beyond your self-imposed boundaries?Are you ready to create outrageous results in every single area of your life?Harmonic Wealth will help you open up to a life of abundance and contentment, free from feelings of dissatisfaction and insecurity. It's a gratifying way to live, and it's within your reach. James Arthur Ray received international fame for his contribution to the bestselling The Secret and now presents his practical, results driven programme for becoming absolutely unstoppable in achieving what you want in life. Using a combination of ancient wisdom traditions and cutting-edge research, Harmonic Wealth reveals how true wealth can only be achieved when the five key pillars of life - financial, relational, mental, physical, and spiritual - are in harmony with one another. Learn how to: ? Increase your creativity, intelligence and mental functioning? Strengthen your personal relationships- Achieve financial success- Increase your energy level and invigorate your body- Vanquish the fears that have held you back in your life 'James Ray tells you exactly what you need to do to create the life you want. Powerful but entertaining. I highly recommend it'Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and Chicken Soup for the Soul series
By David Hilliard, Fredrika Newton, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman
Huey P. Newton remains one of the most misunderstood political figures of the twentieth century. As cofounder and leader of the Black Panther Party for more than twenty years, Newton (1942-1989) was at the forefront of the radical political activism of the 1960s and'70s. Raised in poverty in Oakland, California, and named for corrupt Louisiana governor Huey P. Long, Newton embodied both the passions and the contradictions of the civil rights movement he sought to advance. In this first authorized biography, Newton's former chief of staff David Hilliard and best-selling authors Keith and Kent Zimmerman team up to tell the WHOLE story of the man behind the organization that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover infamously dubbed "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country."