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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Fa...
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The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends, outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance, and sexual success, was getting invited to join one of the university's Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. And he used his genius to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus and subsequently crashing the university's servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. What followed - a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers - makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001858/bk_rand_001858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Murder in the City: Twelve Incredibe Case Files...
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‘A riveting book on real-life crimes and how the police solve them. We sleep in peace in a world made safer by these supermen and women in white.’ (Sourav Ganguly, cricketer)Brother kills brother using the plague bacteria as a murder weapon.  A man is killed in his sleep and his body walled up in the house.  A seemingly docile housewife masterminds a gruesome twin murder....The Kolkata Police is one of the oldest and most illustrious police forces in the country. In Murder in the City, Supratim Sarkar digs deep into their archives and chooses 12 astonishing cases to recount, bringing investigators, criminals and indeed the city to life in startling detail. Among the cases described are one where the method of ‘photographic superimposition’ was used for the first time ever in India to identify a body; another where a single word led the police to a ruthless killer’s hideout; and an extraordinary case of a kidnap and murder that was solved even though the body was never found.  Initially written in Bengali for the Kolkata Police Facebook page and website, these stories went viral and were shared widely when they appeared online for the first time. Here, they have been translated and compiled into a book that is as utterly gripping as it is fascinating. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anindya Chakravort. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050693/bk_adbl_050693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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A Very Punchable Face (eBook, ePUB)
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In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating. "This book is sure to be a collector's item, because how many more white guys will be allowed to write books?"-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler If there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch-metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump. You'll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won). You'll go behind the scenes at SNL (where he's written some of the most memorable sketches and characters of the past fifteen years) and Weekend Update (where he's forced by Michael Che to tell racist jokes). And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian-from performing in rural college cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall. For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11). Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television, and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy-with a face you can't help but want to punch.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 03.06.2020
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A Very Punchable Face (eBook, ePUB)
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In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating. "This book is sure to be a collector's item, because how many more white guys will be allowed to write books?"-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler If there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch-metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump. You'll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won). You'll go behind the scenes at SNL (where he's written some of the most memorable sketches and characters of the past fifteen years) and Weekend Update (where he's forced by Michael Che to tell racist jokes). And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian-from performing in rural college cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall. For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11). Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television, and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy-with a face you can't help but want to punch.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 03.06.2020
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In medias res
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In den 5 Interviews, die Hubert Burda hier mit den größten Vertretern der Kulturwissenschaft führt, wird der Frage nach der sich stetig verändernden Bedeutung und Funktion von Bildern nachgegangen. Auch nach 10 Jahren sind die Bilder des Anschlages vom 11. September noch immer unauslöschlich im visuellen Gedächtnis eingebrannt. Die Fernseh- und Zeitungsbilder der Twin Towers prägen unsere Wahrnehmung der Ereignisse und sind dabei zum universalen Symbol zerstörerischer Gewalt geworden. Obwohl unsere Kultur wesentlich von der Schrift bestimmt wird, erhält das Bild immer stärkere Bedeutung für unsere Wahrnehmung und unser Verhalten. Nach einem linguistic turn nun also der iconic turn. Nicht nur nehmen wir Ereignisse oftmals erst als Inszenierungen durch die Medien wahr, sondern durch digitale Plattformen wie Facebook, Flickr und Co. wird jeder Einzelne zum Regisseur seiner Selbstinszenierung.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 03.06.2020
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Lauras letzte Party
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"Vermisst. Die 16-jährige Laura Anderson wurde zuletzt am 13.8. um 23 Uhr am Strand von Palokaski gesehen, wo sie mit Freunden eine Party feierte. Laura ist schlank, mittelgroß, hat blaue Augen und schwarz gefärbte Haare. Sie trug eine enge weiße Jeans und eine rosa Karobluse und Turnschuhe.""Mia ging auf das weiße f auf blauem Grund. Keine Fotos. Keine neuen Kommentare oder Likes. Aber eine Nachricht. Und im selben Moment wusste sie, dass sie keine Sekunde mehr schlafen würde. Die Nachricht kam von Johanna und war kurz: Laura ist tot."Mia Pohjavirta musste ihren Polizei-Job für Ermittlung in sozialen Netzwerken wegen ihrer Internet-Sucht an den Nagel hängen. Als Sonderpädagogin ist sie jetzt an ihre alte Schule und damit in ihre Heimatstadt zurückkehrt. Es soll endlich Ruhe in ihr Leben einkehren. Aber am ersten Schultag nach den Ferien macht es schnell die Runde: die 16jährige Schülerin Laura Anderson ist verschwunden. Ihre Eltern richten in ihrer Verzweiflung auf der Suche nach ihrer Tochter eine Facebook Seite ein und lösen damit einen wahren Shitstorm aus. Von Satanskult, Drogen und Sadomaso-Spielen ist die Rede, jemand will Laura in Amsterdam gesichtet haben. Jeder hat seine eigene Theorie, wo Laura steckt, aber am meisten scheint Mias Bruder Niklas zu wissen, der als Psychologe an der Schule arbeitet. Der Sommer, der für Mia so strahlend und hoffnungsvoll begann, wird zum düsteren Albtraum.Teil eins der Palokaski-Trilogie.Wenn "Gone Girl" und "Twin Peaks" aufeinandertreffen ...

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 03.06.2020
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Keep Me Posted
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Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel. Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it hasn't been easy: life veered in sharply different directions for the once-close sisters. Today, beautiful and big-hearted Sid lives an expat's life of leisure in far-off Singapore, while harried, iPhone-clutching Cassie can't seem to make it work as a wife and a mom to twin toddlers in Manhattan. It doesn't help that Sid spurns all social media while Cassie is addicted to Facebook. So when Sid issues a challenge to reconnect the old-fashioned way-through real, handwritten letters-Cassie figures, why not? The experiment exceeds both of their expectations, and the letters become a kind of mutual confessional that have real and soul-satisfying effects. And they just might have the power to help Cassie save her marriage, and give Sid the strength to get her life back on track. But first, one of Cassie's infamous lapses in judgment comes back to bite her, and all of the letters wind up the one place you'd never, ever want to see them: the Internet...

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 03.06.2020
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Flight of Little Bird (A Storyteller's Collecti...
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Flight of Little Bird Inspired by a Facebook post, Tara tries to jump-start out of her dead-end life with one night of social media brilliance. An idea that could bring joy and a feeling of self-worth to future generations. But Tara quickly realizes that one night and one idea, one voice, will not be enough. Filled with the shouts of billions, the world will not hear her unless Tara finds a way to bring all of those voices together. 'Flight of Little Bird' can also be found in 'Storyteller's Collection: Volume 1 of 10 Stories from Your Favorite Genres.' Its complete short story list is: • Rebellion of the Princess of Argon • Once Every Year • Walk of Power • Twin Competition • Valley Girl Vampire to Save the World • A Future Song • Stranger That Saved Her • Contract Vampire • Unstoppable Force • Flight of Little Bird 'The story [A Future Song]...left me feeling satisfied and touched.' - Charles de Lint The Storyteller's Collection Series Vibrant stories from all genres populate this eclectic series. Each story a complete telling that will take the reader, from beginning to end, on a character driven ride. Volume by volume, all packed with dozens of new characters. See, hear, feel and taste their journeys to places spicy and exotic. And to places as warm and familiar as home.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 03.06.2020
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Lauras letzte Party
11,00 CHF *
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'Vermisst. Die 16-jährige Laura Anderson wurde zuletzt am 13.8. um 23 Uhr am Strand von Palokaski gesehen, wo sie mit Freunden eine Party feierte. Laura ist schlank, mittelgross, hat blaue Augen und schwarz gefärbte Haare. Sie trug eine enge weisse Jeans und eine rosa Karobluse und Turnschuhe.' 'Mia ging auf das weisse f auf blauem Grund. Keine Fotos. Keine neuen Kommentare oder Likes. Aber eine Nachricht. Und im selben Moment wusste sie, dass sie keine Sekunde mehr schlafen würde. Die Nachricht kam von Johanna und war kurz: Laura ist tot.' Mia Pohjavirta musste ihren Polizei-Job für Ermittlung in sozialen Netzwerken wegen ihrer Internet-Sucht an den Nagel hängen. Als Sonderpädagogin ist sie jetzt an ihre alte Schule und damit in ihre Heimatstadt zurückkehrt. Es soll endlich Ruhe in ihr Leben einkehren. Aber am ersten Schultag nach den Ferien macht es schnell die Runde: die 16jährige Schülerin Laura Anderson ist verschwunden. Ihre Eltern richten in ihrer Verzweiflung auf der Suche nach ihrer Tochter eine Facebook Seite ein und lösen damit einen wahren Shitstorm aus. Von Satanskult, Drogen und Sadomaso-Spielen ist die Rede, jemand will Laura in Amsterdam gesichtet haben. Jeder hat seine eigene Theorie, wo Laura steckt, aber am meisten scheint Mias Bruder Niklas zu wissen, der als Psychologe an der Schule arbeitet. Der Sommer, der für Mia so strahlend und hoffnungsvoll begann, wird zum düsteren Albtraum. Teil eins der Palokaski-Trilogie. Wenn »Gone Girl« und »Twin Peaks« aufeinandertreffen...

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 03.06.2020
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