At twenty-three, Kayli Stollak, like most starry-eyed twenty-somethings, assumed that she and her boyfriend, Charlie, would be together forever. Besides a rockin´ sex life, they shared a passion for motorcycle adventures, hedonistic European music festivals, and wearing matching glittery spandex to the disco. What more could a gal ask for? She envisioned their love burning well into their sixties. And then he dumped her. Heartbroken, Kayli turned to her seventy-five-year-old granny for support. And this ain´t no ordinary granny. Granny Gail is a ball-busting, shit-talking, gossipy yenta with an anecdote or piece of unsolicited advice for every situation. Granny didn´t sugarcoat the truth or let Kayli dwell on her failed relationship. No, Granny told her to cut the crap and snap out of it. Why didn´t Kayli give ´´one of those dating websites´´ a shot? With her ego on the line, Kayli threw the dare right back at her - if it was so wonderful, why didn´t single Granny join her in the world of cyber romance? Granny Is My Wingman chronicles Kayli´s and Granny´s misadventures in online dating. What ensues is a hilarious tour through the obstacles of modern love: drunken hookups, late-night Facebook stalking, breathy phone calls with geriatric suitors, and the occasional rude dude. While Kayli powers through a marathon of OkCupid dates - the corporate drone married to his BlackBerry, the nail-biting thirty-three-year-old who still lives at home with his mom, the serial online dater - we learn about Granny´s romantic past and the bittersweet affair she carried on, even while married, for more than thirty years. The two women cheer each other on and become even closer as they share their dating exploits, learning that the hunt for happiness is the same whether you´re twenty-five or seventy-five. Fresh, funny, and honest, Granny Is My Wingman is an audiobook for anyone who has ever found love, lost it, and been crazy enough t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kayli Stollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005607/bk_brll_005607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our BlackBerry devices, tablets, and digital capabilities become more and more complex we understand less and less about how they work. we no longer read the instruction manual before powering on, and we demand intuitive interfaces that get us up and running right away. But how many of us actually stop to think about potential threats to our privacy? Our passports broadcast our personal information and could allow terrorists to target us by nationality. Keyless entry systems in many high-tech car models make auto theft easier than ever. Commercial photocopiers are equipped with hard drives that can document everything we ever copied on it. And our digital photos, even after they’re cropped, can expose the entire original image (hope you weren’t doing anything naughty in that facebook profile picture).In When Gadgets Betray Us, Robert Vamosi, a technology reporter and analyst who has been covering the internet age for over a decade, investigates the dark side of digital capability and convenience. He uncovers a secret world of privacy loss that most of us never consider— that is, until something goes terribly wrong. From iPads to BlackBerry devices, online banking to keyless entry systems, we’re increasingly giving over the management of our crucial information to the latest and greatest electronic gadgets.Vamosi helps us comprehend the technology in our everyday lives and develop a common sense about how to protect ourselves. An essential guide for understanding what we’re really signing up for every time we log-in, When Gadgets Betray Us reveals the secret lives of our electronic devices so that we can all better manage the real risks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000534/bk_gdan_000534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.