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Is It Just Me?: Or is it Nuts Out There?

Product Description

Have you noticed that things aren’t as civil as they once were? Or that rudeness is no longer an exception but a lifestyle? Sure you have. All you need to do is set foot outside your door to see that bad manners are taking over everywhere. People are yakking on cell phones in restaurants, even at church. Folks in carpools wear enough cologne to make our eyes bleed. Complete strangers think it’s OK to rub a pregnant lady’s belly. Passengers abuse flight attendants, family outings to the ball park are ruined by rowdy drunks . . . a congressman heckled the President of the United States.

Well, Whoopi Goldberg has noticed all this and more and asked herself, “Is it just me?” Unleashing her trademark irreverence and humor, her new book of observations takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us.

So if your pet peeve is folks who talk in movie theaters like it was their living room, or if you get bugged by people clipping their nails and performing other personal hygiene next to you on the bus, or if you cringe when “please” and “thank you” get replaced by “gimme” and “huh?” . . . you have found a kindred spirit. Because Whoopi has witnessed the growing disrespect and rudeness in our lives and realized she is not alone. And, as you’ll discover in these pages, neither are you.

About the Author

Whoopi Goldberg is the premier comedic actress of our day. She has won a Tony, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Grammy, as well as two Golden Globes. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Whoopi Goldberg has appeared in scores of films, and is a host on ABC’s The View.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

### Amazon.com Review
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**Guest Reviewer: Jennifer Weiner on *Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)** *

***Jennifer Weiner** is the *New York Times* bestselling author of nine books, including *Good in Bed* , *In Her Shoes* , which was made into a major motion picture, and *Then Came You*. A graduate of Princeton University, Jennifer lives in Philadelphia with her family. *
I know what you’re thinking: *really? Another memoir-slash-observational-essay-collection by a first-generation Indian-American comedy writer-slash-sitcom star who shot to fame with a cross-dressing impersonation of Ben Affleck? My bookshelf’s full of those already!*
Stay with me. Because, no matter how many quirky memoir-slash-observational-essay collections by funny ladies you’ve got on your shelves, you’re going to want this one there, too.
Mindy Kaling is an American original. Born round, to delighted parents (“Part of me wonders if it even made them feel a little prosperous, like *Have you seen our overweight Indian child? Do you know how statistically rare this is?* ”), she grew up in New England, enjoyed hanging out with her family, excelled in Latin, made her way to Dartmouth and thence, as is decreed by law and custom, to Brooklyn, where her smart-ass jokes about subway rape netted her and her colleagues a private Town Car to ferry them to their slave-wage job as production assistants on a psychic-TV show on cable.
You’ll get the story of Kaling’s rise to a job as a staff writer and eventual performer on “The Office,” along with behind-the-scenes dish, several damning photos of Rainn Wilson, and candid shots of her on her way to various awards parties where she’d heard that Drake might play.
But, you say, we want more than that!
Dear reader, there is more.
In addition to the how-to-make-it-in-Hollywood saga (it involves breaking your best friend’s nose, onstage, in front of an influential critic, and working eighteen-hour days without complaint), you will also get delightful observations on body image angst (“Being called fat is not like being called stupid or unfunny, which is the worst thing you could ever say to me,”), the duties of a best friend (“I Must Be 100 Percent Honest About How You Look, But Gentle), a smart dissection of the women you will meet in rom-coms, and why men have it easier than women, in life and in grooming (Kiehls + Bumble and Bumble = Hot Guy).
It’s an autobiography crossed with witty observations with a twist of a shopping guide, and a pinch of Oprah-esque Your Best Life Now inspiration, told in Kaling’s singularly endearing voice. By the end of this book, you will want Mindy Kaling to be your best friend, and you will want her parents to adopt you. Since neither of these events is likely, or even possible, buy her book instead.
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“She’s like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps… the next Nora Ephron.” — *The New York Times*

“The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column.” —EW.com

“If you love Kelly and think the three minutes or so allotted her on episodes of *The Office* are too few, you can take home Mindy.” — *The New Yorker*

“Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?” — *Nylon*

“ *Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)* is hilarious and relatable—just like Kaling’s classic Tweets.” — *Ladies Home Journal*

Irresistible Forces

Irresistible Forces by Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel’s forty-seventh bestselling novel is very much about the tides of our times, changes and responsibilities in the workplace pull two people in different directions, sweeping them into new lives and changed worlds——.
**Irresistible Forces**
For fourteen years, Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a marriage of passion and friendship – despite the demands of two all-consuming careers.  Meredith, an investment banker, has achieved partnership in one of Wall Street’s top firms.  Steve A gifted physician, chose an urban trauma ward over the big money he could have earned elsewhere.  The only thing missing in their lives is children.  Steve longs for them.  But Meredith keeps putting off motherhood, saying she isn’t ready and doesn’t have time.  Not yet.  Especially now that she has been offered an extraordinary opportunity, a chance to reach for the brass ring – in San Francisco, three thousand miles away.  Meredith is thrilled and surprised when Steve urges her to accept a top position at an exciting young high-tech company.  Traditionally, men’s careers forces families to move to new cities, compelling their wives to abandon friends, home, and lives to follow.  But Steve is more than willing to uproot himself. Saying he’ll join her as he can find a new job himself, they can begin their family at last.
Neither Steve nor Meredith had reckoned on the frustrations of a bi-coastal marriage, as Steve’s job keeps him in New York for months longer than planned.  Weekends together, their lifeline, fall prey to their hectic schedules.  Alone in San Francisco, Meredith is spending long hours at the office with her boss, charismatic entrepreneur Callan Dow.  Steve working late shifts at the hospital, grabbing an occasional dinner with a new colleague, a doctor raising a daughter on her own.  Almost unnoticed, Steve and Meredith have begun living separate lives in increasingly separate worlds.  And despite the best of intentions, irresistible forces begin to tear their lives and hearts apart.
With unerring insight, Danielle Steel explores what happens when lives that fit together like delicately balanced puzzles are shifted, changed, and drift apart.  Only time can tell who and what they will become as life sweeps them onward and deposits them on new, sometimes frightening, and often exciting shores.  Who survives, is at the core of **Irresistible Forces**.

Iron Lace

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Iron Lace by Emilie Richards
When Aurore Gerritsen watched her lover kill her father, it was just one act of violence in a long chain of dramatic events.Years later, behind the iron lace gates of wealthy New Orleans, beneath the veneer of her society name, linger secrets that Aurore Gerritsen has hidden for a lifetime, and truths that threaten to change forever the lives of her unsuspecting family. Now, as Aurore faces her own mortality, she needs to reveal those secrets that have haunted her for so many years.Aurore seeks out Phillip Benedict and asks him to tell her story. He’s intrigued, but wonders why the matriarch of a prominent white family would choose to confess her sins to an outspoken black journalist. Finally Phillip agrees, but though he thinks he’s ready for anything she might say, the truth is that nothing can prepare him for the impact of Aurore’s shocking revelations.

The Irish Warrior

As his men are slaughtered around him, legendary Irish warrior Finian O’Melaghlin is held captive by the despised English Lord Rardove. Struggling to break free, Finian finds aid from an unlikely source: the beautiful Senna de Valery, who is also trying to escape Rardove’s bloodthirsty grasp. Risking both their lives, Senna releases Finian from his shackles so they can both flee, but their plight has just begun. . .

Seeking safe refuge, Finian and Senna have only each other to depend on for survival. Neither can deny their immediate attraction, but indulging their desires will put them both in grave danger. Finian vows to protect the woman who saved his life, but he soon learns she is a pawn in a much larger battle. For Senna has an unbreakable link to a priceless treasure many centuries old. It is the stuff from which dreams are made and for which men will kill–and not even Finian may be strong enough to save her. . .

Praise for Kris Kennedy and The Irish Warrior

”Medieval romance fans rejoice–Kris Kennedy captures the essence of old Ireland in this engaging, sexy adventure! The rich and imaginative story pulled me in from the start, and an irresistible hero kept me riveted till the end.” –Veronica Wolff, author of Lord of the Highlands

”Sexy and adventurous, intriguing and tender. . .a page-turner full of high drama and hot, steamy romance!” –Jill Barnett, New York Times
bestselling author

(source: Bol.com)

The Irish Devil

He was her only chance for survival. . .

Born to wealth and privilege, but now widowed and betrayed on the unforgiving Arizona frontier, Viola Ross must choose between starvation and marriage–to her husband’s killer. Or take a scandalous risk and turn her back on polite society by becoming the mistress of William Donovan. With his reputation for ruthlessness and a piercing stare that can stop any man–or melt any woman–Donovan seems fully capable of defending her with his bullwhip and Bowie knives. Not to mention what else he can do with those big, callused hands. . .

As desire flares between Donovan and Viola, a killer’s lust for Viola turns to deadly vengeance. For his allies are the very men who once destroyed Donovan’s family, and this time, they’ll let no Irish Devil stand in their way. . .

Praise For The Novels Of Diane Whiteside

”Very hot. . .Once you start you won’t want to stop reading.”–*Romantic Times* on The River Devil

”So steamy that it fogs one’s reading glasses. . .”–*Booklist* on The Irish Devil

By day, Diane Whiteside builds and designs computer systems. By night, she escapes from computer geekdom into a world of alpha males and the unique women who turn their lives upside down. Diane enjoys travel, including camping in the Sierra Nevadas, the Grand Tetons, and the Basin and Ranges country of the American West. It is from her family heritage and these experiences that she draws much of the inspiration for her sensual historical novels set in the American West. Diane currently lives in Virginia and loves to hear from readers.
(source: Bol.com)

IPv6 Essentials

*IPv6 Essentials*, Second Edition provides a succinct, in-depth tour of all the new features and functions in IPv6. It guides you through everything you need to know to get started, including how to configure IPv6 on hosts and routers and which applications currently support IPv6. The new IPv6 protocols offers extended address space, scalability, improved support for security, real-time traffic support, and auto-configuration so that even a novice user can connect a machine to the Internet. Aimed at system and network administrators, engineers, network designers, and IT managers, this book will help you understand, plan for, design, and integrate IPv6 into your current IPv4 infrastructure.
Beginning with a short history of IPv6, author Silvia Hagen provides an overview of new functionality and discusses why we need IPv6. Hagen also shares exhaustive discussions of the new IPv6 header format and Extension Headers, IPv6 address and ICMPv6 message format, Security, QoS, Mobility and, last but not least, offers a Quick Start Guide for different operating systems. *IPv6 Essentials*, Second Edition also covers:
In-depth technical guide to IPv6 Mechanisms and Case Studies that show how to integrate IPv6 into your network without interruption of IPv4 services Routing protocols and upper layer protocols Security in IPv6: concepts and requirements. Includes the IPSEC framework and security elements available for authentication and encryption Quality of Service: covers the elements available for QoS in IPv6 and how they can be implemented Detailed discussion of DHCPv6 and Mobile IPv6 Discussion of migration cost and business case Getting started on different operating systems: Sun Solaris, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, and Cisco routers
Whether you’re ready to start implementing IPv6 today or are planning your strategy for the future, *IPv6 Essentials*, Second Edition will provide the solid foundation you need to get started.
“Silvia’s look at IPv6 is always refreshing as she translates complex technology features into business drivers and genuine end-user benefits to enable building new business concepts based on end to end models.” Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Chair EU IPv6 Task Force

iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino

Turn your iPhone or iPad into the hub of a distributed sensor network with the help of an Arduino microcontroller. With this concise guide, you’ll learn how to connect an external sensor to an iOS device and have them talk to each other through Arduino. You’ll also build an iOS application that will parse the sensor values it receives and plot the resulting measurements, all in real time.

Ion

The Ion is the shortest, or nearly the shortest, of all the writings which bear the name of Plato, and is not authenticated by any early external testimony. The grace and beauty of this little work supply the only, and perhaps a sufficient, proof of its genuineness. The plan is simple; the dramatic interest consists entirely in the contrast between the irony of Socrates and the transparent vanity and childlike enthusiasm of the rhapsode Ion.
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Invisible Prey

SUMMARY: In the richest neighbourhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, beaten to death with a metal pipe, the rooms ransacked, only small items stolen. It’s clearly a random break-in by someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as he looks more closely, Davenport begins to wonder if the items are actually so small or the victims so random, if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge – and it will lead Davenport to somewhere he never expected. Which is too bad, because the killers – and there is more than one of them – the killers are expecting him.

Invisible Boy

SUMMARY: The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served to the perpetrators, Madeline finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s. She is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives, and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is a gripping narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all. In INVISIBLE BOY Cornelia Read depicts, with sensitivity, eloquence, and powerful emotion, the unstable fault lines of family, friendship, and society at large.

The investigators

SUMMARY: A brutal crime…A group of urban terrorists…An investigation of dirty cops… The leads in these supposedly unconnected cases have become tangled in some very ugly–and dangerous–knots. Now Special Operations detective Matt Payne and his colleagues find themselves fearing not only for their jobs, but also for their very lives…

Invasion of the Boy Snatchers

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The holidays are over and Massies room is chock full of new things from Santa: jeans, sweater, and a new . . . roommate? Once Claire unpacks, Massies room feels more crowded than a Zac Posen sample sale. But whats worse, Claire isnt the only person moving into Massies territoryAlicias hot, Spanish cousin, Nina, shows up from Spain and starts edging in on all the Briarwood boys, including Massies crush! Will Nina, with her super-tight mall clothes, make every boy in Westchester fall in love with her? Or will Massie toss her out faster than last seasons Sevens jeans? The social minefields of Westchester Countys most privileged middle school girls drive the page-turning action of this addictive series, set in New York Citys most elite suburban county. The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

Introvert Power

”If you have introvert inclinations and are doubting yourself, this is a must read. Or if you know someone who exhibits introvert symptoms, read this book before calling the shrink.”
**- Bhante Yogavacara Rahula, author of One Night’s Shelter: An Autobiography of an American Buddhist Monk**
EMBRACE THE POWER INSIDE YOU
Are you an introvert? Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are. Introverts gain energy and power through reflection and solitude. Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert. The pressure to enjoy parties, chatter, and interactions can lead people to think that an inward orientation is a problem instead of an opportunity.
Helgoe shows that the exact opposite is true: Introverts can capitalize on this inner source of power. **INTROVERT POWER** is a groundbreaking call for an introvert renaissance, a blueprint for how introverts can take full advantage of this hidden strength in daily life. Supplemented by the voices of several introverts, Helgoe presents a startling look at introvert numbers, influence, and economic might.
Revolutionary and invaluable, INTROVERT POWER includes ideas for how introverts can learn to:
* Claim private space
* Carve out time to think
* Bring a slower tempo into daily life
* Create breaks in conversation and relationships
* Deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds

QUIET IS **MIGHT**. SOLITUDE IS **STRENGTH**. INTROVERSION IS **POWER**.
(source: Bol.com)

Into the Wildewood

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Don’t miss the first book in the Faire Folk Trilogy, The Tree Shepherd’s Daughter: “One of those remarkable tales in which the reader becomes completely immersed . . . [It] will have readers eagerly anticipating books two and three in this promising trilogy.”—KLIATT After squelching an evil plot by a rotten fairy, Keelie Heartwood is ready for fun at the upcoming Wildewood Renaissance Faire. Getting to know her elf dad has been great, but camping out in his homemade RV while acting out the 16th century isn’t so fab. Keelie prefers hot showers and wearing a watch, thankyouverymuch. And a cool new cell phone would be nice, too. But with fairies turning up in the oddest places, an unfortunate misunderstanding about a credit card bill, and that nasty, stuck-up elf-girl, Elia, Keelie’s plans to have a good time are all but ruined. So far, life as an elf isn’t all that enchanting. And then the unicorn shows up.

Into the Silence

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The body in the church hall is very definitely dead. It has been sliced open with surgical precision, its organs exposed, and its vocal cords are gone. It is as if they were never there or they’ve been dissolved! With the Welsh amateur Operatic Contest getting under way, music is filling the churches and concert halls of Cardiff. The competition has attracted the finest Welsh talent to the city, but it has also drawn something else – there are stories of a metallic creature hiding in the shadows. Torchwood is on its tail, but it’s moving too fast for them to track it down! This new threat requires a new tactic, so Ianto Jones is joining a male voice choir… Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T. Davies for BBC Television.