Ethan Wilson

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The Lost Diary of M: A Novel
The Lost Diary of M: A Novel
The Lost Diary of M: A Novel by Paul Wolfe. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the m category.
Learning Sql
Learning Sql
Learning Sql by Alan Beaulieu. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 100 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
INTERNET OF THINGS THROUGH MYSQL
INTERNET OF THINGS THROUGH MYSQL
INTERNET OF THINGS THROUGH MYSQL by umes santilal. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Um Homem com Sorte (Portuguese Edition)
Um Homem com Sorte (Portuguese Edition)
Um Homem com Sorte (Portuguese Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
After Work
After Work
After Work by Simona Ahrnstedt, Vera Teltz, et al.. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
John Grisham - (Set of 11) - Not a Boxed Set (The Client - The Street Lawyer - The Rainmaker - The Chamber - Pelican Brief - The Last Juror - The Sunmmons - The King of Tort - A Time to Kill - Bleachers - Skipping Christmas)
John Grisham - (Set of 11) - Not a Boxed Set (The Client - The Street Lawyer - The Rainmaker - The Chamber - Pelican Brief - The Last Juror - The Sunmmons - The King of Tort - A Time to Kill - Bleachers - Skipping Christmas)
John Grisham - (Set of 11) - Not a Boxed Set (The Client - The Street Lawyer - The Rainmaker - The Chamber - Pelican Brief - The Last Juror - The Sunmmons - The King of Tort - A Time to Kill - Bleachers - Skipping Christmas) by John Grisham. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Under the Dome: A Novel
Under the Dome: A Novel
Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King, Raul Esparza, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 6303 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Machine Learning with R
Machine Learning with R
Machine Learning with R by Brett Lantz. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 86 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
Small Fry: A Memoir
Small Fry: A Memoir
Living in Palo Alto in the 1980s, we often heard rumors that Steve had a daughter named Lisa for whom the computer was named. No one seemed to know whether this was a true story or an urban legend, and certainly none of us realized that Lisa and her mom lived among us -- going out for dinner to the Good Earth, shopping at Units, cruising down University Avenue. Meanwhile, especially after Steve and Laurene married and more kids came along, we often ran into them: getting dessert at Gelato Classico, buying gifts at Palo Alto Toy & Sport, even roller skating along Homer near Whole Foods. Whatever else we thought about Steve, he seemed like a devoted dad.

Except he wasn't.

Lots of people are raised by substandard parents. You don't get to choose your mom and dad. For many of us, recovery can take decades or maybe even never. But Lisa, to her unending credit, is able to tell a story that radiates affection despite describing neglect that borders on abuse. She walks us through her childhood and teen years with unstinting candor, including a number of anecdotes that highlight her own missteps.

The most affecting scenes are the mother-daughter stories. Chris doesn't seem like a candidate for Mom of the Year, as she leaves Lisa by herself as a young child, brings home a series of boyfriends, moves from house to house, and often loses her temper. But because we see her through Lisa's eyes, our takeaway is the shared adoration between mother and child, and we understand that for all her foibles, Chris fought to give her daughter the best possible life. And in many ways her efforts were stymied rather than supported by the fact that Steve overshadowed their lives, even during the years that he remained detached from them.

Lisa is an artist, and her writing is the verbal equivalent of a painting, every detail sharply rendered. For that reason alone, this book is worth a reader's attention. Years ago I read an autobiography written by a poet whose narrative resonated like a poem; Small Fry hits that same note and sustains it. If not for her famous father, her book probably would never have been published, and that would have been a loss to all of us.
Walter Isaacson'sSteve Jobs [Hardcover]2011
Walter Isaacson'sSteve Jobs [Hardcover]2011
Walter Isaacson'sSteve Jobs [Hardcover]2011 by Walter Isaacson. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Steve Jobs category.
Henry Ford and the Model T (Inventions and Discovery)
Henry Ford and the Model T (Inventions and Discovery)
There weren't any reviews for this book yeat, so I HAD to let people know how neat this book is! It is a simple graphic novel to tell the story of Henry Ford creating the Model T. After learning some basics in the story, there are additional pages of information in the back. Also included are references to other sources of information on Henry Ford, including a code for a website where children can learn more according to their age at a safe internet site. I am anxious to look up the additional references, and even more excited to read more of the series with my son. He loves the graphic novel idea, and is learning many crucial historical stories without realizing it! Would definitely recommend!
Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life
Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life
Dies ist nun schon mein zweites Trump-Buch nach "The Art of the Deal". Ich denke, jetzt ein besseres Verständnis davon zu haben, wie der neue amerikanische Präsident tickt - warum er von niemandem so richtig liebgehabt wird und warum er als Geschäftsmann so erfolgreich war - und es in der Politik vermutlich auch sein wird.

Die Medien haben sich auf ihn eingeschossen - "VIEL FEIND, VIEL EHR". Ich würde mir wünschen, unsere bekannten Allerweltsjournalisten hätten sich auch einmal die Mühe gemacht, erst einmal zu lesen statt immer nur abzuschreiben und nachzuplappern, was gerade angesagt scheint. Es ist doch so billig, auf einen fahrenden Zug aufzuspringen und seinen politisch "korrekten" primitiven Antiamerikanismus nach Herzenslust auszuleben. Wenn ich mir die Talk-Shows so ansehe, sind es dankenswerterweise immer die Gäste, welche die Diskussion wieder einfangen und die Moderatorinnen zur Sachlichkeit zurück führen. Das hätte ich nicht gedacht. Das große TRUMP-BASHING ist vorerst abgesagt, auch wenn die Medien ihre alten BUSH-BASHER offenbar wieder aus der Plünnenkiste herausgekramt haben. Man kann die Nummer auch nicht endlos fortsetzen.

Endlich: zu diesem Buch.

Das ist ein Motivations-Buch nach dem Motto: Ich habe es geschafft und viele andere haben es auch geschafft und Du kannst es auch schaffen, wenn Du die Sache nur ernsthaft genug betreibst. Mit dieser Masche ziehen die Vortragsreisenden durch die Kongresszentren und vermarkten die Bekanntheit ihres Namens. Und die Leute wollen so etwas hören und zahlen dafür hohe Eintrittsgelder. Am Ende sind alle happy - und schaffen es trotzdem nicht nach oben.

TRUMP hat es nicht nötig, auf die Vortragshonorare zu schielen - er versteht das Ganze mehr als "giving back". Sein Co-Autor ist aber mit genau dieser Nummer reich geworden. Das ist spannend zu lesen - vermutlich aber nicht so einfach wiederholbar. Ich würde sehr gerne einmal "THE APPRENTICE" im Fernsehen anschauen um mir ein eigenes Bild zu machen von der TRUMP-Show. Gerne in Englisch. Aber vielleicht kommt das ja noch ...

Fazit:

Sie werden NICHT reich, NICHT erfolgreich und NICHT zum Frauenschwarm, wenn sie dieses Buch gelesen haben. Sie können aber jetzt NOCH BESSER einschätzen, woran es bei Ihnen liegt und was SIE von Präsident TRUMP unterscheidet. Sehen Sie dieses "Werk" also nicht als Ratgeber, sondern ziehen Sie Ihre eigenen Rückschlüsse auf den Autor - und warum sie ihn nicht mögen, auch wenn er erfolgreich ist ... oder gerade deswegen. DANKE.

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