Life Is Not an Accident

Life Is Not an Accident
Author: Jay Williams
Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062328007
Language: en
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New York Times Bestseller This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness. Ten years ago, Jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. The Chicago Bulls’ top draft pick—and the second pick of the entire draft—he had the great Michael Jordan’s locker. Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career. In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he’ll never escape the past. Most days, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, thought he was invincible, and lost everything . . . only to gain new wisdom. Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American. He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K—a man who taught him about accountability—to finish his education. He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, administrators, players, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, drugs, and sex in every city, with players on every team.

Success Is Not an Accident

Success Is Not an Accident
Author: Tommy Newberry
Release: 2011-09-28
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 256
ISBN: 141436881X
Language: en
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Tommy Newberry's best-selling Success Is Not an Accident (self-published in 1999) has helped over 100,000 readers achieve higher levels of success in both their personal and professional lives. Reminiscent of best-selling authors Stephen Covey and John Maxwell, Newberry teaches readers the power of goal setting, time management, visualization, and self-talk so they can achieve peak levels of performance in all areas of their lives.

Luck is No Accident

Luck is No Accident
Author: John D. Krumboltz,Al S. Levin
Release: 2010
Editor: Impact Publishers
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9781886230033
Language: en
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Unplanned events more often determine life and career choices than all the careful planning we do. A chance meeting, a broken appointment, a spontaneous vacation trip are the kind of experiences that lead to unexpected life directions. This book encourages readers to prepare for the unexpected and to make the most of what life offers.

My Life Is No Accident

My Life Is No Accident
Author: Tenika Watson
Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 140
ISBN: 1511875488
Language: en
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Who is Tenika Watson? Many people have wondered, many people have assumed, and few have truly known the story of her life beyond the tabloid coverage of the car crash that paralyzed the late Teddy Pendergrass. My Life Is No Accident is a memoir spanning five decades. It is a story of innocence, family, coming of age, love, struggle, and overcoming adversity.

Life Was Just an Accident

Life Was Just an Accident
Author: Philip Donaghy
Release: 2010-02-26
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781450201582
Language: en
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One rainy night in 1998, Philip Donaghy was paralysed in a car crash. It was just an accident, a stroke of bad luck that shattered a young man’s dreams and ambitions. Against the odds, Philip left hospital and now lives in his own home with nursing care around the clock. The car crash was not the only accident to blight Philip’s youth. His life was an accident from the moment of his conception in an institution for the mentally ill. Philip was taken from his mother days after his birth and reared in a children’s home in Belfast. At the age of six, he was fostered by relatives and felt unloved by them. When he was 11 he found out that he had no father. Philip has fought desperately with his family and the health authorities ever since to find out who his father is. He has faced a conspiracy of silence and shame. More than the car crash, Philip’s anguish over his identity as held him back from chieving his full potenti al. Philip has dreams. Wen he finds out who he is, he wants to marry and to raise a family of his own.

It s No Accident

It s No Accident
Author: Steve Hodges,Suzanne Schlosberg
Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780762784271
Language: en
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Proven, practical advice for treating and preventing potty problems.

Not by Accident

Not by Accident
Author: Samantha Dunn
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: She Writes Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781631528330
Language: en
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Samantha Dunn used to live for the feeling of wind blowing in her hair and the powerful intoxication of her horse's steady gallop. A tug of Harley's leathery reins could instantly eradicate mounting bills, unfinished work, and the reality of a troubled marriage from her mind. But one day, as she was leading Harley across a stream in a picturesque California canyon, he panicked, knocked her to the ground, and trampled her—nearly severing her leg in the process. Dunn had always been “accident prone”—but in the aftermath of this incident, she began to analyze the details of her life and her propensity for accidents. Was she really just a klutz? Or could there be some underlying emotional reason she was always putting her life in danger? A blend of personal narrative and of research about what drives some people to have more accidents than others, Not by Accident is an insightful, incisive memoir that helps bridge the gap in understanding that exists on the concept of accident proneness.

Life Is Not an Accident

Life Is Not an Accident
Author: Jay Williams
Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Harper
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0062327984
Language: en
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This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness. Ten years ago, Jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. The Chicago Bulls’ top draft pick—and the second pick of the entire draft—he had the great Michael Jordan’s locker. Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career. In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he’ll never escape the past. Most days, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, thought he was invincible, and lost everything . . . only to gain new wisdom. Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American. He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K—a man who taught him about accountability—to finish his education. He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, administrators, players, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, drugs, and sex in every city, with players on every team.

The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life
Author: Rick Warren
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780310296119
Language: en
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Another Landmark Book by Rick Warren. You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever! Self-help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of your life by looking within yourself, but Rick Warren says that is the wrong place to start. You must begin with God, your Creator, and his reasons for creating you. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. This book will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal 40-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and, most importantly, prepare you for eternity. The Purpose Driven Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century---a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about. This is a book of hope and challenge that you will read and re-read, and it will be a classic treasured by generations to come.

There Are No Accidents

There Are No Accidents
Author: Jessie Singer
Release: 2022-02-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982129699
Language: en
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A journalist recounts the surprising history of accidents and reveals how they’ve come to define all that’s wrong with America. We hear it all the time: “Sorry, it was just an accident.” And we’ve been deeply conditioned to just accept that explanation and move on. But as Jessie Singer argues convincingly: There are no such things as accidents. The vast majority of mishaps are not random but predictable and preventable. Singer uncovers just how the term “accident” itself protects those in power and leaves the most vulnerable in harm’s way, preventing investigations, pushing off debts, blaming the victims, diluting anger, and even sparking empathy for the perpetrators. As the rate of accidental death skyrockets in America, the poor and people of color end up bearing the brunt of the violence and blame, while the powerful use the excuse of the “accident” to avoid consequences for their actions. Born of the death of her best friend, and the killer who insisted it was an accident, this book is a moving investigation of the sort of tragedies that are all too common, and all too commonly ignored. In this revelatory book, Singer tracks accidental death in America from turn of the century factories and coal mines to today’s urban highways, rural hospitals, and Superfund sites. Drawing connections between traffic accidents, accidental opioid overdoses, and accidental oil spills, Singer proves that what we call accidents are hardly random. Rather, who lives and dies by an accident in America is defined by money and power. She also presents a variety of actions we can take as individuals and as a society to stem the tide of “accidents”—saving lives and holding the guilty to account.

8 Reasons Your Life Matters

8 Reasons Your Life Matters
Author: John Herrick
Release: 2013-05-15
Editor: Segue Blue
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9780991530953
Language: en
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"If I were to disappear, would anybody notice?" Each of us has asked that question in dark, honest moments. In his first nonfiction book, 8 REASONS YOUR LIFE MATTERS, bestselling author John Herrick combines personal struggles with biblical insight. Injecting eight chapters with humor, memoir moments, and a postmodern perspective on life, Herrick shares eight reasons your life matters: Your Life is More Permanent than Your Struggles God Sees You Differently than You See Yourself You Have a Destiny You are Remembered, not Forgotten You Were Someone’s First Pick Your Absence Would Leave a Permanent Hole People Need to See You Overcome You are Loved and Valued Eight solid reasons to give life one more chance. Eight reasons your life matters. Join John Herrick, author of the novels FROM THE DEAD and BEAUTIFUL MESS, and discover fresh purpose for your life. For readers who enjoy best sellers by Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen.

Maybe in Another Life

Maybe in Another Life
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476776897
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo A People Magazine Pick * US Weekly “Must” Pick * Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Good Housekeeping * USA TODAY * Cosmopolitan * PopSugar * Working Mother * Bustle * Goodreads A breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results. At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan? In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate? Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.

Not By Accident

Not By Accident
Author: Isabel Fleece
Release: 2000-06-01
Editor: Moody Publishers
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1575676877
Language: en
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How do we trust God when faced with the tragic loss of a loved one? Pages of Not By Accident are like windows through which the reader can see the reactions of a Christian mother's heart to the sovereign overruling of God in a time of intense human sorrow and suffering. Be encouraged by God's faithfulness as Isabel Fleece walks you through how the Scriptures offer comfort during life's darkest trials. Perfect for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

No Accident

No Accident
Author: Steven F. Havill
Release: 2022-03-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781464215131
Language: en
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Good cops have no use for coincidence When a driver slams his pickup truck—twice—into a tandem bike being ridden by Carlos Guzman and his fiancée, Tasha, in Briones, California, it's more than a simple hit-and-run; the driver clearly intended to harm them. Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman gets the call with the news of her son's accident and wastes no time racing to his side. She is greeted by Police Captain Eddie Mitchell, formerly of Posadas County, who allows Estelle to "consult" on the investigation—but only to a point. While Carlos struggles with critical injuries, an employee at the bike shop where Carlos bought the tandem is found shot dead in a dumpster—the same man who had borrowed the truck that mowed down Carlos and Tasha. The local cops aren't convinced there's any connection between the two crimes. Not a believer in coincidence, Estelle pursues every possible angle with a cop's determination to solve the case, and a mother's resolve to keep her son safe at any cost.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Release: 2019
Editor: Pearson UK
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781292310565
Language: en
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The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

No Accident Comrade

No Accident  Comrade
Author: Steven Belletto
Release: 2014-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780199354351
Language: en
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Presents an examination of American novels and nonfiction texts, published between 1947 and 2005, that looks at the concept of chance and how it was denied in the Soviet Union.

Toughness

Toughness
Author: Jay Bilas
Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101599020
Language: en
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ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player Jay Bilas looks at the true meaning of toughness in this New York Times bestselling book that features stories from basketball legends. If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned a strong work ethic under Coach Mike Krzyzewski. After playing professionally overseas, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, helping to guide the Blue Devils to two national championships. He has since become one of basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful analysis on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay. Through his ups and downs on and off the court, Bilas learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, in Toughness, he examines this misunderstood—yet vital—attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches, including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.

This Is Not an Accident

This Is Not an Accident
Author: April Wilder
Release: 2014
Editor: Viking Press
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0670026042
Language: en
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Presents a collection containing a novella and short stories about the mishaps and near-disasters of everyday life and their consequences.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 578
ISBN: 9780307433848
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

This Accident of Being Lost

This Accident of Being Lost
Author: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Release: 2017-04-08
Editor: House of Anansi
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781487001292
Language: en
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A knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson that rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting “ARE THEY GETTING IT?”; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew.