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Diary of a Waitress

Diary of a Waitress Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyn Meyer
Editor: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 1629790591
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In 1926, droves of Americans traveled by train across the United States to visit the West. They ate at Harvey Houses, where thousands of well-trained waitresses provided first-class service. The Waitresses: The Journal of a Harvey Girl tells the first-person story of one spunky girl, Kitty Evans, as she faces the often funny and painful experiences she and fellow waitresses Cordelia and Emmy endure. As Kitty writes about her escapades, a loveable teenager emerges; she embraces adventure, independence, her position as a Harvey Girl, and a freelance writing career. In this fast-paced novel, best-selling author Carolyn Meyer, who has visited and researched several Harvey Hotels, brings together an unforgettable heroine with the universal themes of friendship, identity, and young love.

Hey, Waitress!

Hey, Waitress! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Owings
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520931220
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Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? Hey, Waitress! aims to tell us. Containing lively, personal portraits of waitresses from many different walks of life, this book is the first of its kind to show the intimate, illuminating, and often shocking behind-the-scenes stories of waitresses' daily shifts and daily lives. Alison Owings traveled the country—from border to border and coast to coast—to hear firsthand what waitresses think about their lives, their work, and their world. Part journalism and part oral history, Hey, Waitress! introduces an eclectic cast of characters: a ninety-five-year-old Baltimore woman who may have been the oldest living waitress, a Staten Island firebrand laboring at a Pizza Hut, a well-to-do runaway housewife, a Native American proud of her financial independence, a college student loving her diner more than her studies, a Cajun grandmother of twenty-two, and many others. The book also offers vivid slices of American history. The stories describe the famous sit-in at the Woolworth's counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, which helped spark the civil rights movement; early struggles for waitress unions; and battles against sexually discriminatory hiring in restaurants. A superb and accessible means of breaking down stereotypes, this book reveals American waitresses in all their complexity and individuality, and will surely change the way we order, tip, and, most of all, behave in restaurants.

Waiting

Waiting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debra Ginsberg
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061760234
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A veteran waitress dishes up a spicy and robust account of life as it really exists behind kitchen doors. Part memoir, part social commentary, part guide to how to behave when dining out, Debra Ginsberg's book takes readers on her twentyyear journey as a waitress at a soap-operatic Italian restaurant, an exclusive five-star dining club, the dingiest of diners, and more. While chronicling her evolution as a writer, Ginsberg takes a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant life-revealing that yes, when pushed, a server will spit in food, and, no, that's not really decaf you're getting-and how most people in this business are in a constant state of waiting to do something else.

Life Is a Game of Poker

Life Is a Game of Poker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Childers
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479744923
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Life Is a Game of Poker is a fictional/philosophy book and is popular with self-help students and poker players of all professions. It uses the principles of poker to teach some of the facts of life and uses a fictional story to communicate philosophies. It is written with a sense of humor about our human frailties and conditions in life. Life Is a Game of Poker will appeal not only to card players but to anyone interested in success in any field and in personal growth as well. With all due respect to the more humanitarian pursuits, make the main characters doctors or lawyers, and the value of the lessons remains the same.

The Fairway of Life

The Fairway of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rand S. Marquardt
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440129070
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The Fairway of Life by Rand S. Marquardt Summary

Fear of any kind is the number-one enemy of all golfers, regardless of ball-striking and shot making capabilities. Jack Nicklaus Golf is supposed to be fun! But many people who play dont see it that way. Many golfers, after having spent countless dollars and hours on the sport, find them selves having too many negative thoughts, limited beliefs, and other foolish self-sabotaging behaviors. Is there any hope to this kind of madness? I get so nervous and scared? I end up choking and throwing up all over myself? I cant seem to control my demons? I get angry and often beat myself up? Sometimes I cant even hit the broadside of a barn? I never seem to get any better? Let renowned mental golf coach Rand Marquardt show you how he went from a frustrated, misaligned ten-handicap golfer to a more confident, connected one-handicap golfer in just one summerand how you can do it too! Dont spend another day being angry, afraid, or frustrated again. Instead, learn to play golf more often in The Zone and how to harness and expand your inner wisdom by going with the flow along THE FAIRWAY OF LIFE.

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sigmund Freud
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915498
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This collection of writings is famous for giving us the phrase 'Freudian slip'. It also builds up a strong social history of Vienna and the middle-class social milieu of Freud and his patients. Through a series of case histories, some no longer than a few lines long, Freud explores how it is that normal people make slips of speech, writing, reading and remembering in their everyday life, and reveals what it is that they betray about the existence of a sub-text or subliminal motive to our conscious actions. As he explains, most of these slips tend of be of a relatively anodyne nature, but some are a little more sinister, particularly those where pride or thwarted love are concerned...

The Battle of Life (人生的戰鬥)

The Battle of Life (人生的戰鬥) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Dickens
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The Fireman and the Waitress

The Fireman and the Waitress Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dessa Kaspardlov
Editor: Word Alive Press
ISBN: 1770694730
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The story of The Fireman and The Waitress is an analogy for the process of Dessanomics - a process developed to help maximize wealth and most efficiently manage debt and tax burden. The Fireman and The Waitress were clients of Dessa's, and early on in their relationship, Dessa realized that this particular couple was an iconic representation of most of her clients. They were both in their late 40s, making a good living at jobs they enjoyed, and while they were making regular contributions to an RRSP and making accelerated payments on their mortgage, they were running out of money before they ran out of month! They had a mortgage, credit cards and a line of credit, and despite all their success, it seemed like they just weren't getting ahead. Using Dessanomics, and the money they used to pay to their bank and the government, The Fireman and The Waitress were able to turn their financial lives around. Now they are living comfortably with more cash flow, a reduced tax burden and a mortgage that will be paid in half the time! They're paying themselves first, and they're looking forward to an active, financially stable retirement. There are a lot of books about financial planning on the market today. This book is different - it doesn't feel like you're putting your money on a diet! This book is for everyone who wants to make a million dollar difference in their lives, without giving up living in the process.

Life Is a Buffet

Life Is a Buffet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Polly Boyette
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440137761
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Life Is a Buffet by Polly Boyette Summary

So what's on your plate? Have you piled more on your plate than you can possibly handle? Do you have healthy portions of love, compassion, loyalty, vision and encouragement or, have you allowed unhealthy servings of negativity, broken promises, unforgiveness, and disappointment to fill your plate? Life is a buffet because it offers a wide variety of new choices every day. You have to make sure to exercise wisdom in your choices, taking great care in what you allow onto your plate. You also serve out of what you take in. That means family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or even strangers are impacted by the choices you make. In this second book in the "Life is a Buffet" series, "So What's On Your Plate," Polly Boyette uses inspirational humor and real life experiences to illustrate the importance of the choices you make every day. If you put God first, He will help you to make the best choices to ensure a healthy and balanced life. Remember, the choices you make today will impact your life and the lives of others for years to come.

An Angel Saved My Life: And Other True Stories of the Afterlife

An Angel Saved My Life: And Other True Stories of the Afterlife Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacky Newcomb
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007372167
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Powerful stories of communication with angels and guidance from loved ones in the Afterlife. Includes real-life amazing rescues, dream visitations, and near death experiences, from the UK's leading angel expert as seen on This Morning TV.

Creating Your Life as a Blessing

Creating Your Life as a Blessing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carol Joy Goldstein-Hall
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465333469
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Creating Your Life as a Blessing by Carol Joy Goldstein-Hall Summary

Do you remember when there were new worlds to discover and creativity meant adventure? Recapture those wonderful feelings with the inspirational stories and poems from Creating Your Life as a Blessing. The stories include Do Dead Ends Stop You?, Joyful at 98, Childhood Wounds Still Hurt, FallingBut Not in Love, The Healing Power of Music, Living Your Life as a Blessing and Learning Faith. Each story is followed by a lesson and thought-provoking questions to answer. If you are ready to deepen your spiritual life, increase your joy, and experience more of lifes blessings, this book is for you.

Lives of the Saints

Lives of the Saints Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Arricale
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475909869
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Arcangelo Vidi, a middle-aged man in Florence, is tormented, torn between a painting and his wife. In late-nineteenth-century St. Petersburg, Fyodor Petrov returns from the dead and can still juggle, although not very well. Gabriella Sammartini, a talented young mezzo-soprano in Venice, dreams of becoming a hatcheck girl. In medieval England, Eldred the Shoemakers Son is blessed with an unusual number of noses and multiple pairs of shoes. A Parisian woman carries seven tears with her wherever she goes. Such are the Lives of the Saints, the matically-related, centuriesspanning character studies set mostly in Europe and almost entirely on Earth. By turns poignant and funny, tragic and absurd, Lives of the Saints is at once a thought-provoking meditation on time, mortality, and love, and an entertaining compendium of sheer silliness. In this finely crafted collection of gems, Frank Arricale displays a remarkable range of expression. Whether dealing with the heartbreak of loss or the inanity of everyday life, he demonstrates a brilliant sense of timing and a keen awareness of the human condition.

The Secret Life of Bikers

The Secret Life of Bikers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry Langton
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443454672
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From the bestselling author of The Hard Way Out and for fans of Sons of Anarchy comes a new book that reveals the cold, dark and dirty secrets of the biker underworld Hells Angels. Bandidos. Outlaws. Vagos. What would you do if a biker sat beside you in a bar? What about if a group of leather-and-denim-clad tough guys established a clubhouse in your neighbourhood? Television and movies glamourize bikers as freedom fighters, men who do things their own way, brothers in arms who party all the time and ride Harleys to escape everyday life, while news reports paint them as criminals, responsible for drug trafficking, brutal assaults and murder. That paradox, each side true in its own way, is what makes outlaw motorcycle gangs so very fascinating. What really goes on behind those heavily secured steel clubhouse doors? In The Secret Life of Bikers, bestselling crime author Jerry Langton tells the stories of the men who live the biker life as they have never been told before. Langton has interviewed many bikers over the past decade and shares their stories in these pages, often in their own words. He has also interviewed members of law enforcement to hear the biker story from the other side of the ledger. All told, this book offers highly unique and often bloody insights into the everyday workings of motorcycle clubs: the club hierarchy, the clubhouse, the parties, the initiation rituals, the brawls, the bodies and the brotherhood of blood.

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Josephine Moon
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 0143792008
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You’ve been given the gift of life, now go live it. Gabby McPhee is the owner of The Tin Man, a chic new cafe and coffee roasting house in Melbourne. The struggles of her recent heart transplant are behind her and life is looking up – until a mysterious customer appears in the cafe, convinced that Gabby has her deceased husband’s heart beating inside her chest. Krystal Arthur is a bereaved widow, struggling to hold herself and her two young boys together since Evan’s death, and plagued by unanswered questions. Why was her husband in another city the night he died? And why won’t his spirit rest? Krystal is convinced that Gabby holds the clues she needs to move towards a brighter future. Gabby needs Krystal to help her let go of her troubled past. The two women must come together to try to unlock the secrets in Evan’s heart in order to set free their own. By the internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Promise, this is a profound and moving novel about the deeper mysteries of love and loss – and the priceless gift of life. ‘A lovely Australian novel from an accomplished writer.’ Good Reading

Life Among the Apaches

Life Among the Apaches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C. Cremony
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632200236
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One of the original seventeenth-century historical accounts of the Apaches and the southwestern American Indians. John C. Cremony’s first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s, when he accompanied John R. Bartlett’s boundary commission surveying the United States–Mexican border. Some ten years later, as an officer of the California Volunteers, he renewed his acquaintance, particularly with the Apaches, whom he came to know as few white Americans before him had. Cremony was the first white man to become fluent in the Apache language, and he published the first dictionary of their language as a tool for the US Army. Cremony’s account of his experiences, published in 1868, quickly became, and remains today, an indispensable source on Apache beliefs, tribal life, and fighting tactics. Although its original purpose was to induce more effective military suppression of the Apaches, it has all the fast-paced action and excitement of a novel and the authenticity of an ethnographic and historical document. Life Among the Apaches is unrivaled in its attention to detail, and Cremony’s firsthand accounts of the intricacies of daily life for the Apaches make it both an essential text on Native American culture and a truly important anthropological work. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Changing Working Life and the Appeal of the Extreme Right

Changing Working Life and the Appeal of the Extreme Right Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jörg Flecker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317168461
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This book investigates the interplay of the recent transformation of working life and the growing appeal of political right-wing populism and extremism in Europe. It explores the individual and collective reactions and the strategies people develop in order to come to terms with socio-economic change. It raises the question of whether, and to what extent, changes in the employment system and in working life contribute to making people receptive to xenophobia, nationalism and racism. Based on an eight country study using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, this volume makes a significant contribution to the deeper understanding of the subjective reactions to socio-economic change and its political reverberations.

The Waitress Was New

The Waitress Was New Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dominique Fabre
Editor: Archipelago
ISBN: 1935744100
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Pierre is a veteran bartender in a café in the outskirts of Paris. He observes his customers as they come and go – the young man who drinks beer as he reads Primo Levi, the fellow who from time to time strips down and plunges into the nearby Seine, the few regulars who eat and drink there on credit – sizing them up with great accuracy and empathy. Pierre doesn’t look outside more than necessary; he prefers to let the world come to him. Soon, however, the café must close its doors, and Pierre finds himself at a loss. As we follow his stream of thoughts over three days, Pierre’s humanity and profound solitude both emerge. The Waitress Was New is a moving portrait of human anguish and weakness, of understated nobility and strength. Lire est un plaisir describes Dominique Fabre as a "magician of the everyday."

Perfect Life: A Novel

Perfect Life: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jessica Shattuck
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393071502
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“Jessica Shattuck’s engrossing, deceptively ambitious novel explores a wide range of subjects . . . with a shrewd and sympathetic eye.”—Tom Perrotta “In this smart and engaging follow-up to her well-received debut, The Hazards of Good Breeding, Shattuck focuses on three privileged Gen X college roommates who are now grown up, coupled up, and raising kids in pre-recession Boston. The cracks in their ‘perfect lives’ begin to show when the most precocious of the trio, a gorgeous striver named Jenny whose husband is infertile, makes the unconventional decision to have a baby with a sperm donation from Neil, her brainy, slacker ex-boyfriend from Harvard. . . . Stylish storytelling and sharp social commentary . . . make Perfect Life both topical and eminently readable.”—People

Resurrecting Langston Blue

Resurrecting Langston Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Greer
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504043235
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Denver-based detective C. J. Floyd discovers a government conspiracy when a Vietnam vet who went missing in action reappears after thirty-four years. For decades, Carmen Nguyen, an Amerasian emergency-room doctor in a Denver hospital, thought her father, Langston Blue, was dead after vanishing in Vietnam. Now she knows he’s alive, and she’s hired bail bondsman C. J. Floyd to find him. But what C. J. and his assistant, former Marine intelligence sergeant Flora Jean Benson, discover is nothing short of criminal. An elite assassin, Langston was witness to a clandestine US-sanctioned war atrocity so dishonorable that he abandoned the rogue operation and went running for his life. Ever since, he’s been MIA, considered an expendable threat to military top brass. Resurfacing in Denver from self-imposed exile in the backwoods of West Virginia, he plans to locate the daughter he never knew and expose a truth more horrifying than anyone could imagine. But a Colorado congressman poised to capture a seat in the US Senate also knows what happened on that mission in the jungles of Southeast Asia—and he has a lot to lose. In resurrecting Langston’s past, C. J., Carmen, and Flora are caught in a treacherous plot that leads to the highest levels of government, where the most powerful and corrupt players in the country are still hiding from the ghosts of war—and will do anything it takes to make sure their secrets die with Langston Blue. Bestselling author Robert Greer has been hailed as a “taut, powerful writer” (The Plain Dealer). Fans of hardboiled detective stories or the novels of Walter Mosley will enjoy his series featuring a tough African American sleuth in the modern-day West. Resurrecting Langston Blue is the 4th book in the C. J. Floyd Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.