NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone. A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it. “The Grownup,” which originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world’s most original and skilled voices in fiction.
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A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time . . . The Grownup, which originally appeared as 'What Do You Do?' in George R. R. Martin's Rogues short story anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.
Bobbi Rebell, award-winning TV anchor and personal finance columnist at Thomson Reuters, taps into her exclusive network of business leaders to share with you stories of the financial lessons they learned early in their lives that helped them become successful. She then uses these stories as jumping off points to offer specific, actionable advice on how you can become a financial grownup just like them. Financial role models such as Author Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur Ivanka Trump, Shark Tank's Kevin O’Leary, Mad Money's Jim Cramer, Designer Cynthia Rowley, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff, PwC's CEO Bob Moritz, and twenty others share their stories with you. The book walks you through some of the biggest money decisions you'll make regarding real estate, investing, debt management, careers, friends and money, family finances, and even health and wellness. You're guided by proven examples and given the information you need to make choices that are right for you. How to Be a Financial Grownup will especially appeal to you if you're interested in new ideas to better manage your finances, especially if you're going through life changes where you have to pay more attention to your financial well-being.
A practical handbook for women who marry (or remarry) at mid-life offers common-sense advice on how to merge two households, cope with a lifetime of habits and behaviors, plan for sensible gifts, cope with family and in-laws, deal with established careers, and more. Original.
- Author : Sam Beckbessinger
- Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
- Release Date : 2020-09
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 208
- ISBN : 1776190327
You're never too young to start saving. Manage Your Money Like a Grownup, by bestselling author Sam Beckbessinger, aims to get younger readers thinking about the basics of money, laying a solid foundation in financial education that most grownups today never had. With illustrations, jokes and fun facts designed to appeal to even the most easily bored reader, this book covers all the basics South African teenagers need to know about money, such as: The relationship between earning, saving and spending; How investing works; Why compound interest is a superpower; Why we pay taxes; and The ethics of money. Informed by discussions with real teens and their parents, this book equips readers with practical tips for earning and investing money at any age, as well as providing questions to spark lively dinner-table conversations.
The ideal follow-up to the much-buzzed-about The Grown-Up's Guide to Making Art with Kids, The Grown-Up's Guide to Crafting with Kids features more tactile projects that will improve kids’ fine motor and visual processing skills, in addition to strengthening their focus and memory. Plus, crafting is super fun! The book follows the same format as the first in the Grown-Up's Guide series, consisting of multiple creative prompts, exercises, and step-by-step crafting projects that children and adults can do together. Author Vicki Manning, who runs a popular Instagram account where she regularly posts craft projects that she's done with her own kids, The Grown-Up’s Guide to Crafting with Kids appeals to parents, caregivers, grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who wants to spend creative time with the kids in their lives. Kids will love working with adults to make crafts, which include: Clay robots Pom-pom ice-cream cones Sun printing Treasure boxes Wax-resist bookmarks And much more Chapters on tools and materials, sourcing materials around the home and outside, and suggestions for engagement and craft-making are included as well. With fun, colorful, and appealing artwork and projects; easy-to-follow instructions; and crafts made from accessible, affordable, and popular materials, The Grown-Up’s Guide to Crafting with Kids will quickly become an essential book for families, preschool and elementary schools, art classes, and more.
Times have changed, and so have the rules. Modern grownups need a sex-positive guide to communicating digitally with their lover, and sex guru Tina Horn is here to help you with you swipe right, sext like a pro, and take superb selfies. How frequently should you text a friend with benefits? When is it okay to send someone a nude pic? Modern sex is full of confusing questions that Dear Abby never had to deal with. But don't lose hope if you're feeling confused about erotic etiquette: the Sex Rules series is here to answer all the little questions about how to handle sexual situations--even the ones you didn't know you had. Sexting covers all types of digital flirting. Sexy texts require timing and style, while erotic pictures and steamy selfies may reqiure caution about the cloud. White-hot videos can take you from FaceTime to Oh-FaceTime if you know what you're doing. Learn the dos and don's for when, how, and what to include in a great sexting session and turn your phone into a hot sexting machine! Endorsements: "Tina Horn transmutes experiences most people have never had into tasty brain candy and challenging, informative walks on the wild side. I'd trust this writer to take me pretty much anywhere." - Carol Queen, PhD, Author, Real Live Nude Girl and The Leather Daddy and the Femme "Tina Horn is a compelling public speaker and ingenious educator. Her writing on BDSM and sex worker rights explores some of the most important social issues of our time. In her writing and on her podcast, she manages to make complex issues accessible without dumbing anything down. Having worked with her at several sexuality conferences, I can attest that she is as professional as she is original. " - Tristan Taormino, author of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Womenand Opening Up, host of Sex Out Loud on The VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, founder and producer of The Feminist Porn Conference "Tina Horn reverently unearths the details of the lives of the sex workers she profiles, re
Hello, grown-ups of all ages! Eclectic, bite-sized bursts of advice meet quirky illustrations in this playful guide to feeling like the grown-up we all wanted to be as a kid. From thoughts on the best way to open a champagne bottle to a short list of the kitchen tools you actually need, these tips and tricks reveal secrets that are attainable, not intimidating. Anyone can make a life upgrade using these insights alongside the traits they already have—their wits, creativity, and enthusiasm. This engaging guide is the perfect gift for recent grads, first-apartment dwellers, and anyone who's ready to grow up, one step at a time.
An annotated question and answer format dealing with such concerns as school, sexual development, siblings, and drugs.
Draws on new research to examine the brain's peak capacity in middle age, explaining how a growth of white matter and brain connectors enables improved judgment, cognitive function, and problem solving.
Nautilus Gold Award Winner: Parenting & Family A practical guide to understanding teens from bestselling author and global youth advocate Josh Shipp. In 2015, Harvard researchers found that every child who does well in the face of adversity has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult. But Josh Shipp didn’t need Harvard to know that. Once an at-risk foster kid, he was headed straight for trouble until he met the man who changed his life: Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit on Shipp and got him to believe in himself. Now, in The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans, Shipp shows all of us how to be that caring adult in a teenager’s life. Stressing the need for compassion, trust, and encouragement, he breaks down the phases of a teenage human from sixth to twelfth grade, examining the changes, goals, and mentality of teenagers at each stage. Shipp offers revelatory stories that take us inside the teen brain, and shares wisdom from top professionals and the most expert grown-ups. He also includes practice scripts that address tough issues, including: FORGIVENESS: What do I do when a teen has been really hurt by someone and it’s not their fault? COMMUNICATION: How do I get a teen to talk to me? They just grunt. TRUST: My teen blew it. My trust is gone. Where do we go from here? BULLYING: Help! A teen (or their friend) is being harassed. DIFFICULT AND AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: Drugs. Death. Sex. Oh my. Written in Shipp’s playfully authoritative, no-nonsense voice, The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans tells his story and unpacks practical strategies that can make a difference. Ultimately, it's not about shortcuts or magic words—as Shipp reminds us, it’s about investing in kids and giving them the love, time, and support they need to thrive. And that means every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.
The Magic of Big Words How to Impress Grownups with Grownup Words and Get Anything You Want from Them
- Author : Catherine Fet
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2018-12-06
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 38
- ISBN : 1790872618
All those 'how to be polite' books for kids, meh... 'Teach your teddy bear good manners'...yawn. My kid - and maybe your kid, too - doesn't mind if his teddy bear is rude, but he doesn't like losing in a negotiation, and he wants to be taken seriously by grownups, and that's where the real opportunity is hiding. Let's explain to our kids that being strategic and diplomatic in their speech and polished in their manners attracts a special trust from grownups, and pays off big time in ice creams, movies, robots, unicorns, and other objects of desire. With my kid, abstract concepts such as being nice to your teddy bear for the sake of human decency, simply don't work. So I have no qualms about telling him: Learn to talk to me like a well-mannered grownup, and I will oblige you with the stuff that you want. I also wrote this book from the perspective of being on the kid's side. The book is not didactic, it doesn't lecture about polite speech or manners, it treats these things as currency in getting what you want, and we make fun of grownups here and there in a good-natured way. The Magic of Big Words is an independent reading book for kids ages 7-11 (about level 4-5). The goal of the book is to - expand our kids' vocabulary in the grownup direction; - teach (or polish) polite and diplomatic communication with grownups; - teach that quality and responsibility in communication gets results; - introduce the concept of style, and develop interest in learning about style and the history of languages. What are 'big words'? To explain we compare everyday (or kids') speech made mostly of short words of Germanic origin with educated, grownup speech sprinkled with the post-Norman-Conquest French-Latin 'big words' (like 'appreciate,''reasonable,' or 'consequences'). To introduce this idea we'll learn about William the Conqueror, the Norman invasion and the battle of Hastings, and compare two versions of the same story - A written in everyday language, and in the literary 'big words
The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris introduced the kid readers to the tiniest, most dangerous dinosaur on the planet: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris. All humans descended from this tiny dinosaur-and this follow-up book for adults examines how "crankiness" is part of our nature. Using good humor throughout, Steven Joseph observes that we typically do not hesitate to pour out our CrankaTsuris all over our spouses, kids, parents, and siblings-and then there can be a CrankaTsuris retaliation. Before you know it, you are in the middle of a CrankaTsuris food fight. We're all cranky at times, but it's imperative we find a more effective way to be cranky while still making the world a happier place. In this book, learn how to: - Create space for both yours and your family's crankiness - Utilize a fun "team" approach to crankiness - Take steps to avoid being too cranky - Improve communication with friends and family - Handle cranky dinosaurs in your life (including children) - Effectively diagnose and treat the "Common CrankaTsuris" When it comes to crankiness, the infection rate in a given room is likely close to 100 percent. When trying to manage that crankiness-as well as your own-the ultimate answer will always be love.