Our Numbered Days

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ISBN: 0989641562
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Number of pages: 63
Author: Neil Hilborn
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Download and read online Our Numbered Days in PDF and EPUB Poetry. "When you're dumb enough for long enough, you're gonna meet someone too smart to love you, and they're gonna love you anyway, and it's gonna go so poorly," Neil Hilborn writes in his debut full-length collection, OUR NUMBERED DAYS. In 2013, Hilborn's poem "OCD" went viral, and has amassed over 11 million views to date. While this collection ruminates on love, heartbreak, and mental illness, these poems are anything but saccharine. Hilborn uses the same humor and self-deprecation that propelled "OCD" to success in order to make his unmatched vulnerability all the more powerful. Ultimately, Hilborn is a poet of the people: his work is accessible, honest, and entertaining—a revitalizing entry in contemporary poetry.


Our Endless Numbered Days

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ISBN: 9780241969014
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Number of pages: 368
Author: Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Our Endless Numbered Days in PDF and EPUB WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2015 'Fuller handles the tension masterfully in this grown-up thriller of a fairytale, full of clues, questions and intrigue.' - The Times 'Extraordinary...From the opening sentence it is gripping' - Sunday Times 1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother's grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change. Her survivalist father, who has been stockpiling provisions for the end which is surely coming soon, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared. Her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival. And a tiny wooden hut that is Everything.


How Our Days Became Numbered

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ISBN: 9780226259178
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Number of pages: 304
Author: Dan Bouk
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online How Our Days Became Numbered in PDF and EPUB Long before the age of "Big Data" or the rise of today's "self-quantifiers," American capitalism embraced "risk"--and proceeded to number our days. Life insurers led the way, developing numerical practices for measuring individuals and groups, predicting their fates, and intervening in their futures. Emanating from the gilded boardrooms of Lower Manhattan and making their way into drawing rooms and tenement apartments across the nation, these practices soon came to change the futures they purported to divine. How Our Days Became Numbered tells a story of corporate culture remaking American culture--a story of intellectuals and professionals in and around insurance companies who reimagined Americans' lives through numbers and taught ordinary Americans to do the same. Making individuals statistical did not happen easily. Legislative battles raged over the propriety of discriminating by race or of smoothing away the effects of capitalism's fluctuations on individuals. Meanwhile, debates within companies set doctors against actuaries and agents, resulting in elaborate, secretive systems of surveillance and calculation. Dan Bouk reveals how, in a little over half a century, insurers laid the groundwork for the much-quantified, risk-infused world that we live in today. To understand how the financial world shapes modern bodies, how risk assessments can perpetuate inequalities of race or sex, and how the quantification and claims of risk on each of us continue to grow, we must take seriously the history of those who view our lives as a series of probabilities to be managed.


Our Days Are Numbered

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ISBN: 9780771016738
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Number of pages: 304
Author: Jason Brown
Publisher: Emblem Editions

Download and read online Our Days Are Numbered in PDF and EPUB A revealing and entertaining look at the world, as viewed through mathematical eyeglasses. From the moment our feet touch the floor in the morning until our head hits the pillow, numbers are everywhere. And yet most of us go through each day unaware of the mathematics that shapes our lives. In fact, many people go through life fearing and avoiding mathematics, making choices that keep it at arm’s length or further. Even basic math — like arithmetic — can seem baffling. In Our Days Are Numbered, Jason Brown leads the reader through a typical day, on a fascinating journey. He shows us the world through a mathematician's eyes and reveals the huge role that mathematics plays in our lives. It lies hidden within the electronics we use, the banking we do, and even the leisure activities we enjoy. Whether we’re putting a down payment on a new car, reading the financial pages, or listening to our favourite songs, math is behind it all. At once entertaining and informative, Our Days Are Numbered covers an array of mathematic concepts and explores the hidden links between mathematics and everyday life. Brown reveals that a basic understanding of math can make us more creative in the way we approach the world. From the Hardcover edition.


Swimming Lessons

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ISBN: 9780241252161
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Number of pages: 320
Author: Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Swimming Lessons in PDF and EPUB The second novel from the author of Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize and was a 2016 Richard and Judy Book Club Pick. 'Thrilling, transporting, delicately realised and held together by a sophisticated sense of suspense...more than matches the power of Fuller's debut... Powerful , pleasing and pleasurable.' Sunday Times 'Gil Coleman looked down from the window and saw his dead wife standing on the pavement below.' Gil's wife, Ingrid has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years. A possible sighting brings their children, Nan and Flora, home. Together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? And do the letters hidden within Gil's books hold the answer to the truth behind his marriage, a truth hidden from everyone including his own children?


Numbered Days

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ISBN: 0300135033
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 262
Author: Alexandra Garbarini
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Numbered Days in PDF and EPUB Terrorist attacks regularly trigger the enactment of repressive laws, setting in motion a vicious cycle that threatens to devastate civil liberties over the twenty-first century. In this clear-sighted book, Bruce Ackerman peers into the future and presents an intuitive, practical alternative. He proposes an 'emergency constitution' that enables government to take extraordinary actions to prevent a second strike in the short run while prohibiting permanent measures that destroy our freedom over the longer run. Ackerman's 'emergency constitution' exposes the dangers lurking behind the popular notion that we are fighting a war on terror. He criticizes court opinions that have adopted the war framework, showing how they uncritically accept extreme presidential claims to sweeping powers. Instead of expanding the authority of the commander-in-chief, the courts should encourage new forms of checks and balances that allow for decisive, but carefully controlled, presidential action during emergencies. In making his case, Ackerman explores emergency provisions in constitutions ranging from France to South Africa, retaining aspects that work and adapting others. He shows that no country today is well equipped to both fend off terrorists and preserve fundamental liberties, drawing particular attention to recent British reactions to terrorist attacks. Written for thoughtful citizens throughout the world, this book is democracy's constitutional reply to political excess in the sinister era of terrorism.


Clatter

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ISBN: OCLC:862441721
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 25
Author: Neil Hilborn
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How to Ruin Everything

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ISBN: 9780698191242
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Number of pages: 240
Author: George Watsky
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online How to Ruin Everything in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Bestseller "Funny, subversive, and able to excavate such brutally honest sentences that you find yourself nodding your head in wonder and recognition." —Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and lyricist of In the Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical Are you a sensible, universally competent individual? Are you tired of the crushing monotony of leaping gracefully from one lily pad of success to the next? Are you sick of doing everything right? In this brutally honest and humorous debut, musician and artist George Watsky chronicles the small triumphs over humiliation that make life bearable and how he has come to accept defeat as necessary to personal progress. The essays in How to Ruin Everything range from the absurd (how he became an international ivory smuggler) to the comical (his middle-school rap battle dominance) to the revelatory (his experiences with epilepsy), yet all are delivered with the type of linguistic dexterity and self-awareness that has won Watsky devoted fans across the globe. Alternately ribald and emotionally resonant, How to Ruin Everything announces a versatile writer with a promising career ahead. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Depression and Other Magic Tricks

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ISBN: 1943735204
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Number of pages: 112
Author: Sabrina Benaim
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Download and read online Depression and Other Magic Tricks in PDF and EPUB Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim's wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.


They Say Our Days Are Numbered

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ISBN: 9781785312496
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Number of pages: 350
Author: Ian Salmon
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

Download and read online They Say Our Days Are Numbered in PDF and EPUB In 1985, a much younger Ian Salmon wanted to become a Liverpool FC season-ticket holder, and a regular at Anfield - but life had other plans in store. Finally, in 2015 he inherited his late father's season ticket and took ownership of his seat, one which had been in his family for decades, arriving just in time for a season of change. A season which would see the redevelopment of the main stand around it and make his new seat's very future an uncertain one. Uncertainty was also just as apparent out on the field; high-profile signings arrived, Brendan Rodgers departed and bespectacled German Jurgen Klopp, who'd achieved legendary status via his exploits at Borussia Dortmund, entered in a blaze of glory. Still, inconsistency and injury threatened to derail all hope. Fighting on two fronts, at home and in Europe, could Klopp make it a season to remember for the Anfield faithful? They Say Our Days are Numbered is Liverpool Football Club's 2015/16 season through one fan's eyes.


The Wolf Road

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ISBN: 9780008145477
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Number of pages: 400
Author: Beth Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online The Wolf Road in PDF and EPUB A debut literary thriller from an incredible new voice. What do you do when the man who gave you everything turns out to be a killer? Perfect for fans of STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel.


Your Days Are Numbered

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ISBN: 1781917442
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: John Perritt
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications

Download and read online Your Days Are Numbered in PDF and EPUB Wasting time might not seem like a big deal to some, except for the fact that our time really isn't ours, but God's. Not only that, but it is a limited resource. You can be the richest person in the world and you still can't buy more time. If we want a heart of wisdom, according to the psalmist, we must number our days. Your Days are Numbered takes a biblical look at the way in which we spend our time to cultivate this mind-set of seeing each day as a vital opportunity to live for the glory of God.


Number Our Days

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ISBN: 9780671254308
Release Date: 1980-05-09
Number of pages: 318
Author: Barbara Myerhoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Number Our Days in PDF and EPUB This investigation into the lives of a group of elderly Jews living in Venice, California, establishes correlations between their ethnic heritage and rituals and their acceptance of physical hardship and approaching death


We Slept Here

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ISBN: 0989641589
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Number of pages: 44
Author: Sierra DeMulder
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Download and read online We Slept Here in PDF and EPUB Poetry. WE SLEPT HERE is a case study in vulnerability and honesty. In this sequence of memoir-esque poems, Sierra DeMulder pulls at the threads of a past abusive relationship and the long road to forgiveness. The poems themselves become an act of recovery and reclamation, wherein the poet finds again the voice which was taken from her. These are hard poems, made up of clarity and healing, which attempt to share some of their peace with the world.


The Fault in Our Stars

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ISBN: 9781101569184
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Number of pages: 336
Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Fault in Our Stars in PDF and EPUB Now a Major Motion Picture TODAY Book Club pick TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012 "The greatest romance story of this decade." —Entertainment Weekly -Millions of copies sold- #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller #1 Indie Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.