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|Author||: Jadie Jang|
|Editor||: Rebellion Publishing Ltd|
San Francisco has a Monkey King - and she’s freaking out. Barista, activist, and were-monkey Maya McQueen was well on her way to figuring herself out. Well, part of the way. 25% of the way. If you squint. But now the Bay Area is being shaken up. Occupy Wall Street has come home to roost; and on the supernatural side there's disappearances, shapeshifter murders, and the city’s spirit trying to find its guardian. Maya doesn’t have a lot of time before chaos turns up at her door, and she needs to solve all of her problems. Well, most of them. The urgent ones, anyhow. But who says the solutions have to be neat? Because Monkey is always out for mischief.
|Author||: John Rolfe|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
Animal House meets Liar's Poker in this hysterically funny, often unbelievable, and absolutely, positively true account of life at DLJ, one of the hottest investment banks on Wall Street. "Like most other young business school graduates, John Rolfe and Peter Troob thought that life in a major investment banking firm would make their wildest dreams come true -- it would be fast-paced, intellectually challenging, glamorous, and, best of all, lucrative. They were in for a surprise. For behind the walls of Wall Street's firms lies a stratum of stunted, overworked, abused, and in the end, very well-compensated, but very frustrated men and women. Monkey Business takes readers behind the scenes at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette (DLJ), one of Wall Street's hottest firms of the 90s, from the interview process to the courting of clients to bonus time. It's a glimpse of a side of the business the financial periodicals don't talk about -- 20-hour work days, trips across the country where associates do nothing except carry the pitch book, strip clubs at night, inflated salaries, and high-powered, unforgettable personalities. Monkey Business provides readers with a first-class education in the real life of an investment banker. But best of all, it is an extremely funny read about two young men who, on their way towards achieving the American dream, quickly realized they were selling their souls to get there."
|Author||: Doug McGuire|
This is how simple the complicated music business can be! I was sitting "shooting the bull" with the A&R man at Epic Records one day. He said, "You know what I would really like to find is a white kid that sings the blues like a black guy." I said, "I know a kid like that," or words to that effect. I then told him what I knew about Tim Williams. Tim was starving to death trying to run a Coffee House in Santa Barbara. He was only nineteen-years old, but very good. The problem was that I had no idea what to do with a Blues singer. Suddenly there was an answer to the question. The A&R man said, "Bring him down!" which meant to his office in Hollywood. When the day came to go to Hollywood we went in my car. I didn't think he had one that would make it down and back. He showed up in a pair of dark brown corduroy pants and a dark polo-type shirt, both clean, but covered with white lint. I was embarrassed to "showcase" him that way, but it could have been a sensitive subject so away we went. I didn't have a clue what to expect when we arrived at the office. In the now familiar get-to-the-point fashion the man said, "Let's hear something" after a few minutes of visiting. Tim opened his guitar case, took out his twelve string guitar and began playing as if the outcome didn't make a damn bit of difference to him. Mr. A&R man asked him to do some old standard, then something original that Tim had written. Then suddenly he said, "Sounds good, let's do a thing, make a record!" Just like that!
|Author||: Robert M. Laughlin,Sna Jtz'ibajom|
|Editor||: University of Texas Press|
In 1983, a group of citizens in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, formed Sna Jtz'ibajom, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya writers' cooperative. In the two decades since, this group has evolved from writing and publishing bilingual booklets to writing and performing plays that have earned them national and international renown. Anthropologist Robert M. Laughlin has been a part of the group since its beginnings, and he offers a unique perspective on its development as a Mayan cultural force. The Monkey Business Theatre, or Teatro Lo'il Maxil, as this branch of Sna Jtz'ibajom calls itself, has presented plays in virtually every corner of the state of Chiapas, as well as in Mexico City, Guatemala, Honduras, Canada, and in many museums and universities in the United States. It has presented to the world, for the first time in drama, a view of the culture of the Mayas of Chiapas. In this work, Laughlin presents a translation of twelve of the plays created by Sna Jtz'ibajom, along with an introduction for each. Half of the plays are based on myths and half on the social, political, and economic problems that have confronted—and continue to confront—the Mayas of Chiapas.
|Author||: Lisa Kerr|
When Cheeky Monkey decides to go on a holiday, his trip takes him all around the world. From the serious guards at Buckingham Palace to the angry bulls in Spain, Cheeky Monkey is always ready to have fun! This is the fourth picture book by Lisa Kerr and the third picture book in the Cheeky Monkey series.
|Author||: John Urrutia|
A lot can happen in six centuries. Experience the sadness, confusion, uncertainty, conflict, and desperation of the Pelliccia as they suffer through plague, three wars, the Renaissance, murder, untimely deaths, economic depression, eventually some comfort and joy. During their journey from Carrara, Tuscany (Italy), to Corsica (France), Puerto Rico, and eventually to the United States, they had seen and experienced the full range of human experience. As they build a new life for their children and their childrens children, the family creates the roots of a hard-earned family fortune in Puerto Rico coffee plantationsonly to lose it. Anxious but not broken, they set their sights on immigration to the United States. Once there, the family suffers profound hardship during the Great Depression. The culture shock, financial hardships, and generation gaps all play roles in the familys successes and failures. As some of the older generation crumbles under the stresses of life in a new world, their children find joy and comfort in the rich soil of American opportunity and possibility. But through it all, one thing remained a constant: the love of family. In this detailed, narrative family history, author John Urrutias novel style invites you into the many challenges and triumphs of family.
|Author||: Gary Johnson|
|Editor||: Gower Publishing, Ltd.|
At once entertaining, Monkey Business is your guide to the fundamental truths about management as you look back at the evolution of the behaviour over many millennia. It will transform your view of the world of work.
|Author||: Robert Lopresti,Barb Goffman,Lesley A. Diehl,Marilyn Todd,Joseph S. Walker,Brendan DuBois,Sandra Murphy,Frankie Y. Bailey,Terence Faherty,Robert J. Randisi,Joseph Goodrich,Donna Andrews|
|Editor||: Untreed Reads|
Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Duck Soup, Animal Crackers…over the two decades between 1929’s The Cocoanuts and 1949’s Love Happy, the Marx Brothers—Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and sometimes Zeppo—entertained movie-goers around the world with their madcap antics, rapid-fire dialogue, and prowess on the piano, the harp, and in song. Now, a Who’s Who of award-winning crime writers pays homage to the Marxes in fourteen short stories, each inspired by one of the brothers’ thirteen studio films. (Wait a second: fourteen stories inspired by thirteen films? How does that add up? You'll find the answer to that question…and so much more!...inside the covers of this book.) The authors? Donna Andrews, Frankie Y. Bailey, Jeff Cohen, Lesley A. Diehl, Brendan DuBois, Terence Faherty, Barb Goffman, Joseph Goodrich, Robert Lopresti, Sandra Murphy, Robert J. Randisi, Marilyn Todd, Joseph S. Walker, and editor Josh Pachter, who is a recent recipient of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Golden Derringer Award for Lifetime Achievement and the editor of two previous “inspired by” anthologies from Untreed Reads, The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell and Only the Good Die Young: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Billy Joel. To paraphrase Groucho: Outside of a dog, this book will be your best friend. (Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
|Author||: Betsy Franco|
|Editor||: Candlewick Press|
Presents nineteen poems about daily life in school, including the school library, recess, and boring homework, with each poem designed to be read by two distinct voices.
|Author||: Anders Hanson|
|Editor||: ABDO Publishing Company|
A mischievous monkey known as Maniac Mel likes playing tricks, until Mr. Mandrill shrieks after slipping on one of the banana peels she left outside his market. Includes facts about monkeys.
|Author||: Leslie Margolis|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
A huge music festival coming to town, and Annabelle and her friends can't wait to rock out . . . that is if they can come up with enough cash to buy the expensive tickets. In this day and age, a regular old lemonade stand isn't going to cut it. They'll need to get creative, but agreeing on a strategy is harder than Annabelle thought, especially when her best friend, Rachel, has strong opinions that threaten not just their business model, but their friendship as well. With big plans-and big changes-afoot, this year will be one to remember. Capturing the ups and downs of friendship, family, and middle school in her pitch perfect writing, Leslie Margolis keeps readers coming back for more of life according to Annabelle Stevens.
|Author||: Bimisi Tayanita,Matt Williams|
Spank the Monkey will never expose the thoughts that you fold and unfold and refold over and over in your mind...He will only whisper his sweet song of deliverance.Inspired by several hundred true stories...and counting. Bimisi Tayanita says it all, without saying much of anything. If you are not choking on laughter midway through this book, don't bother with books 4 and 5...maybe this isn't for you. We can part ways now and still be friends.Spank the Monkey Lends a Hand is a fun and light hearted story that everybody can relate to, except for you of course...you have no idea what everybody is laughing about (wink, wink).Spank the Monkey Lends a Hand is the third of five books that make up Reach Around Books Season One.
|Author||: Chris Zadeh,Angelique Schouten|
In Monkey Money Mind authors Chris Zadeh and Angelique Schouten dissect something each and every one of us is affected by--our Monkey Money Mind, the incessantly chattering part of our brain that challenges our ability to discern the rational from the emotional when it comes to handling money. All our Monkey Money Minds see is the next tree branch, the next piece of fruit. None of us are deaf to the chattering of our Monkey Money Mind, but we can learn how to quiet it. In each chapter of this book, the authors share stories of common Monkey Money Mind decisions, from poor spending habits, to putting trust in predatory "experts," to why we think so differently when it comes to money won versus money lost. In its pages, you'll learn how to evolve your Monkey Money Mind so that you can achieve the financial future you've always dreamed of, and how to make sense of why we do what we do with our cents.
|Author||: Heather A. Wandell|
Author Heather A. Wandell, after observing thousands of hours of human workplace behavior and hundreds of hours of monkey behavior, discovered there is a connection! In Monkey Business, she compares the monkeys behavior to the human behavior and offers unique business and personal life practices to help to move your life forward. A compilation of previously published columns, these lessons revolve around the themes of creating an environment where possibility thrives, acknowledging our shared humanity, getting along, communicating with awareness, evolving our business paradigm, and opening to optimism. Monkey Business can help you to put a new practice into your life that may bring relief to your own mental suffering; shift energy in your workplace or personal life; break down barriers; realize you are the agent for change in your life; consider a new possibility; gain a new understanding of relationships; increase your flow of creativity; notice teachers are everywhere; give a second chance at life. The lessons taught in Monkey Business guide you to take responsibility for being the creator of your stories, your life, and your experiencean ongoing process that takes steadfast, mindful practice.
|Author||: Christopher Chabris,Daniel Simons|
Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself—and that’s a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole lot. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. In the process, they explain: • Why a company would spend billions to launch a product that its own analysts know will fail • How a police officer could run right past a brutal assault without seeing it • Why award-winning movies are full of editing mistakes • What criminals have in common with chess masters • Why measles and other childhood diseases are making a comeback • Why money managers could learn a lot from weather forecasters Again and again, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our thoughts are beset by everyday illusions. We write traffic laws and build criminal cases on the assumption that people will notice when something unusual happens right in front of them. We’re sure we know where we were on 9/11, falsely believing that vivid memories are seared into our minds with perfect fidelity. And as a society, we spend billions on devices to train our brains because we’re continually tempted by the lure of quick fixes and effortless self-improvement. The Invisible Gorilla reveals the myriad ways that our intuitions can deceive us, but it’s much more than a catalog of human failings. Chabris and Simons explain why we succumb to these everyday illusions and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects. Ultimately, the book provides a kind of x-ray vision into our own minds, making it possible to pierce the veil of illusions that clouds our thoughts and to think clearly for perhaps the first time.