Emergency

Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847675808
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With the economic downturn, the hysterical Swine Flu frenzy and the systemic corruption of our political system we need someone to guide us through these difficult times. Emergency tells how Strauss went from shivering the whole night through in a water-logged sleeping bag on a tracking course, with only his broken Blackberry for company, to being the well-trained and even better equipped survival expert he is today. Encountering a host of weird and hilarious characters along the way, Strauss's timely and wry look at the The End of the World As We Know It will make you glad you chose to be on his side.

Dieses Buch Wird Ihr Leben Retten

Author: A.M. Homes
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462320408
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»Homes ist eine Granate.« New York Times Book Review A.M. Homes ist eine der besten und meistdiskutierten Schriftstellerinnen Amerikas. Gerühmt wird ihr scharfer Blick für die Abgründe im Alltäglichen. Um Abgründe geht es auch in ihrem neuen Buch: Richard Novak verliert den Boden unter den Füßen, als er einen vermeintlichen Herzinfarkt erleidet und sein Haus in den Hügeln von L.A. in einem Erdloch zu versinken droht. Eine hinreißende schwarze Komödie, scharfsinnig, zeitdiagnostisch, zu Herzen gehend. »Gefühle habe ich schon, nur keine Zeit dafür.« Richard Novak, reich geworden im Aktienhandel, geschieden, hat hart daran gearbeitet, sein Leben unter Kontrolle zu haben. Seine Unabhängigkeit reicht so weit, dass er mit kaum jemandem spricht, nur mit seiner Haushälterin und seiner Ernährungsberaterin wechselt er regelmäßig ein paar Worte. Was macht so jemand, wenn er auf einmal heftige Herzschmerzen bekommt, er in der Notaufnahme landet und sein Haus in einem Erdloch zu versinken droht? Loslassen. Auf dem Weg von der Klinik nach Hause beginnt Richards neues Leben. In einer Donut-Bude trifft er auf Anhil, einen Einwanderer, der sein Lebensglück in seinem kleinen Laden verwirklicht. In der Gemüseabteilung eines Supermarktes rettet er eine weinende Hausfrau, die die Nerven verliert, weil sie sich nicht für die richtige Salatsorte entscheiden kann. Richard fängt an, die Welt an sich heranzulassen und sich um andere Menschen zu kümmern, und ungeübt, wie er ist, schießt er dabei zuweilen übers Ziel hinaus. Ein Roman über jemanden, der sein Leben umkrempelt und dabei seiner Familie, vor allem seiner Ex-Frau und seinem 17-jährigen Sohn Ben, wieder näherkommt. Dieses Buch wird Ihr Leben retten – hinreißend komisch und zu Herzen gehend – ist ein hellsichtiger zeitdiagnostischer Roman, verkleidet als schwarze Komödie. Ein Wolf im Schafspelz sozusagen. Dieses Buch wird Ihr Leben retten erscheint in 13 Ländern. Laut Guardian ist es eines der zehn »Muss«-Bücher des Jahres 2006. Die Verfilmung ist in Vorbereitung.

Im Whirlpool Mit Marilyn Manson Auf Drogen Mit Madonna Und Im Bett Mit

Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 386413207X
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Neil Strauss, renommierter Journalist und Koautor diverser Star-Autobiografien, gewährt in seinen Interviews einen intimen Einblick in das Seelenleben von Stars aus fast 40 Jahren Musik- und Filmgeschichte. Orlando Bloom spricht mit ihm über seine Selbstzweifel, Lady Gaga bringt er im Interview zum Weinen, The-Who-Leadgitarrist Pete Townsend redet übers Älterwerden als Rocker. Strauss begleitet Snoop Dogg beim Windelkaufen, sitzt mit Marilyn Manson während des Interviews im Whirlpool und geht mit Bruce Springsteen einen trinken. Neil Strauss hat für das Buch fast 200 Stars interviewt und die ganz persönlichen Momente eingefangen.

This Song Will Save Your Life

Author: Leila Sales
Publisher: Kosmos
ISBN: 3440149188
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Elise war schon immer eine Außenseiterin. Niemand teilt ihren schrägen Kleidungsstil oder ihren Musikgeschmack. Bei einem ihrer notorischen Nachtspaziergänge trifft sie Pippa und Vicky, die sie in den Underground-Musikclub „Start“ mitnehmen – und plötzlich ist Elise unter Menschen, die sie so nehmen, wie sie ist. Außerdem entdeckt sie ihr Talent fürs DJ-ing. Sie wird zu heißesten Newcomerin der Szene und scheint mit einem Mal alles zu haben, was sie sich schon immer gewünscht hat: Freunde, Akzeptanz und vielleicht sogar Liebe. Doch was, wenn das richtige Leben droht, alles wieder zunichte zu machen?

Der Aufreisser

Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 384371715X
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Schüchtern, Single, frustriert – das war gestern. Meister-Verführer Neil Strauss zeigt, wie Mann in nur 30 Tagen lernt, jede Frau zu erobern. Und das ist keine blasse Theorie: Neil Strauss alias »Style« hat die Tipps und Tricks selbst erprobt und weiß genau, womit man zielsicher bei Frauen landet. Er weiß, wie man Topmodels rumkriegt, coole Businessfrauen knackt und wie man zwei heiße Schwestern gleichzeitig haben kann.

Emergency This Book Will Save Your Life

Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Gone Girl
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Before The End of the World As We Know It, you're going to want to read this book. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee... After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis, hurricanes and financial meltdown, Neil Strauss, author of The Game, came to the sobering realisation that anything can happen. Safety and survival are not certainties-so he did something about it. Strauss spent three years learning the skills necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future. Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It's one man's story of a dangerous world and how to stay alive in it. 'A sprawling, rambling beast of a book.' Age Amazon.com Review Book Description Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation. What can you do when it all hits the fan? You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system. I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes. So begins Neil Strauss's harrowing new book: his first full-length worksince the international bestseller The Game, and one of the most original-and provocative-narratives of the year. After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes–and now of world financial meltdown–Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it. And so he spent three years traveling through a country that's lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future. With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil's white-knuckled journey through today's heart of darkness, as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It's a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It's one man's story of a dangerous world–and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee... Questions for Neil Strauss Amazon.com: What initially inspired you to write Emergency? Strauss: It happened over the last eight years, watching as everything that we thought could never happen in America suddenly started happening. So I decided to take control over my own life, rather than being dependent on an increasingly undependable system, and worked toward becoming as self-sufficient, independent, skilled, and experienced as I could. That journey continues today. Amazon.com: You use the term "Fliesian" in the book (as in Lord of the Flies). What is a Fliesian? Strauss: Someone who believes that people, if put in a world where there are no consequences to their actions, will do horrible things. Amazon.com: So how can we hold on to our kindness and humaneness in a crisis? Strauss: Fortunately, in my experience, it is precisely these situations when you see the best in people come out. The worst in some tends to arise only when the resources one needs to survive are scarce and there is competition for them. Amazon.com: Do you think that this book is catering to a fear-based culture? Strauss: Actually, the book is less about spreading fears than getting over them. What most of us fear is the unknown, and we fret about what’s going to happen in an uncertain future when we consider the calamities of the past. I decided to no longer react to the things I read in newspapers, but instead to understand them. So I took each worst-case scenario to the extreme, and experienced many of the things that used to make me anxious. I guess, in that way, it was like a more interesting, adventurous Prozac. Amazon.com: A lot of writers these days are basing books on various year-long stunts: read the encyclopedia for a year, always say "yes" for a year, have sex with your wife every day for a year. But your brand of immersion journalism, in Emergency and in The Game, is more open-ended--and more personal--than that. Do you draw any sort of line between the books and your life? Strauss: My books never begin as books. They usually begin as some sort of lack I recognize in my life and try to fix with the help of the most qualified experts I can find. Often, these people are not in the public eye, but hidden in a splinter subculture. And while I’m trying to get taken under their wing, I realize at some point I’m spending so much time trying to learn and improve that I might as well have something to show for it, so I write a book. Amazon.com: One of the first subcultures you embedded yourself in was a cabal of billionaires. Are wealthy people safer than the rest of us? Strauss: No, they’re more scared than the rest of us. That’s why they’re taking so many precautionary measures. They are defined by their money, and now that identity is crumbling around them. You can’t buy safety. Those who are the most safe are the ones with knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon.com: You describe the philosophy of the sphincter in Emergency. What is that? Strauss: I learned that from one of my defense instructors. The basic idea is that, in a high-pressure situation, the first thing that happens is people get nervous and uptight. And as soon as your sphincter tightens, as the metaphor goes, it cuts off circulation to your brain. So one of the best survival skills you can have is the ability to quickly and coolly assess a situation rather than panicking and doing something stupid. Amazon.com: From your wilderness survival training, it sounds like you're in pretty good shape if things ever hit the fan. But what if you live in the city? Strauss: That’s a good point. A lot of the wilderness survival skills I learned don’t take into account that, in America today, there’s little actual wilderness left. So I took a class called Urban Escape and Evasion. As the teacher put it, “Once you learn lockpicking, the world is your oyster.” He also taught car hot-wiring, evading pursuit vehicles, and, as an exam, handcuffed me, put me in a trunk, and told me I had to escape. It was one of the most interesting classes I’d taken in my life. If I’d known these skills in high school, I definitely would have been expelled. Amazon.com: The book has a surprising trajectory--surprising to the reader and I think to you as well. You start out looking for a way to get out of Dodge if one of many possible disasters strikes, but as you develop your survival skills, instead of becoming a lone wolf in the woods, you start becoming tied to your community, as an EMT and a trained crisis management worker (not to mention a goat midwife). It's actually pretty heartwarming. Did you see any of that coming? Strauss: Definitely not. I had no idea that when disasters happen now, instead of running away from them, I’d be running toward them and trying to be of some use to the community. I think that, if there’s a silver lining in the dark cloud that is the economy right now, it’s that hard times bring people closer together. Now is the time to get to know your neighbors. You never know when you may need them. Amazon.com: Has your experience writing Emergency affected you differently from your experience writing The Game? Strauss: Yes, because now, at 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, my search-and-rescue pager will go off and I’ll have to stop doing what I learned in The Game and start doing what I learned in Emergency. From Publishers Weekly The controversial author of The Game is back with a safer—of sorts—guide. With the U.S. threatened from within and without (e.g., swine flu, all sorts of religious extremists, subprime mortgages), the author takes three years of wilderness survival and lock-picking classes in an effort to learn how to survive anything from online hackers to terrorist plots. Witty, self-deprecating, and full of weird tips (how to fashion your credit card into a knife), the book is done justice by Strauss's careful reading. The pacing is purposeful and Strauss's youthful tone is flush with humor alongside a steady emphasis on the key ideas. A HarperCollins/It hardcover. (Mar.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Not Sorry

Author: Sarah Knight
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843714517
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Sind Sie gestresst und überarbeitet? Sind Sie enttäuscht vom Leben? Haben Sie es satt, allen zu gefallen, statt an sich selbst zu denken? Dann gilt auch für Sie: Sorry, but not sorry. Hören Sie auf, sich zu entschuldigen. Vergessen Sie die Meinung der anderen. Machen Sie sich frei von ungeliebten Verpflichtungen, Scham und Schuld. Beschäftigen Sie sich lieber mit Leuten und Dingen, die Sie glücklich machen. Sarah Knights Methoden helfen Ihnen dabei, sich von Unwichtigem zu trennen und das Leben zu genießen.

This Book Will Save Your Life

Author: A.M. Homes
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847082920
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This Book Will Save Your Life is an uplifting story about one man's efforts to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern-day everyman, a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home in Los Angeles who needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all-consuming pain. At the same time a wide sinkhole appears outside his living-room window, threatening the foundations of his house. A vivid novel about compassion and transformation, This Book Will Save Your Life reveals what can happen if you are willing to open yourself up to the world around you. Since her debut in 1989, A. M. Homes has been among the boldest and most original voices of her generation, acclaimed for the psychological accuracy and unnerving emotional intensity of her storytelling. Her keen ability to explore how extraordinary the ordinary can be is at the heart of this touching and funny novel, which was shortlisted for the Richard & Judy Book Club in 2007.

Die Subtile Kunst Des Darauf Schei Ens

Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3961210594
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Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.