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The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Ho...
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In a voice that is wry, disarming and totally candid, the 'imaginatively twisted and fearless' (Los Angeles Times) Sandra Tsing Loh tells the moving and laugh-out-loud tale of her roller coaster ride through 'the change'. Loh chronicles relatable, everyday perils: raising daughters, weathering hormonal changes, and the ups and downs of a career and a relationship. She writes about an affair and the explosion of her marriage, and keeping her daughters off Facebook while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty- nine-year-old father. In The Madwoman in the Volvo Loh speaks hilariously and honestly, recounting her journey through a tumultuous time of life, trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal-physical, emotional, mental and spiritual-change. The upbeat conclusion: it does get better.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Uberworked and Underpaid
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This book is about the rise of digital labor. Companies like Uber, 99Designs, Amazon Mechanical Turk, and CrowdFlower promise autonomy, choice, and flexibility. One of network culture's toughest critics, Trebor Scholz chronicles the work of the two million workers in the crowdsourcing industry, and the free labor on sites like Facebook, to take these myths apart. In this rich, accessible, and provocative book, Scholz exposes the uncaring reality of contingent digital work, which is thriving at the expense of employment and worker rights. The book is meant to inspire readers to slow down, join the growing number of worker cooperatives or associations, contribute to non-monetized peer-to-peer projects, to rethink unions, and to make every effort to move toward Guaranteed Basic Income. A call to action, loud and clear, Uberworked and Underpaid shows that it is time to stop wage theft and exploitation, rethink wealth distribution, and address the urgent question of how digital labor should be regulated and how workers from Cleveland to Mumbai and Brisbane, can act in solidarity to defend their rights.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Cyberbully
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In the tradition of the mega successful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and DORK DIARIES, JOURNAL OF A SCHOOLYARD BULLY: Cyberbully by Farley Katz chronicles the life of Niko Taylor, habitual trouble-maker. For the second time in the series, Niko Kayler makes a triumphant return from bully rehab and must once again right his wrongs—but what happ ens when the tables are turned? After his mom transfers jobs and towns, Niko Kayler, notorious calculating bully, gets a second chance to be good, or be evil. Though he tries to contain himself, Niko stumbles onto the world of cyber bullying, harnessing the power of cell phones, facebook, and some technology he invents to covertly torture his fellow classmates. Things seem to be going well for Niko until the technology is turned against him and Niko learns what it's like to be on the wrong side of the cyber bullying.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Uberworked and Underpaid
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This book is about the rise of digital labor. Companies like Uber and Amazon Mechanical Turk promise autonomy, choice, and flexibility. One of network culture's toughest critics, Trebor Scholz chronicles the work of workers in the 'sharing economy,' and the free labor on sites like Facebook, to take these myths apart. In this rich, accessible, and provocative book, Scholz exposes the uncaring reality of contingent digital work, which is thriving at the expense of employment and worker rights. The book is meant to inspire readers to join the growing number of worker-owned 'platform cooperatives,' rethink unions, and build a better future of work. A call to action, loud and clear, Uberworked and Underpaid shows that it is time to stop wage theft and 'crowd fleecing,' rethink wealth distribution, and address the urgent question of how digital labor should be regulated and how workers from Berlin, Barcelona, Seattle, and São Paulo can act in solidarity to defend their rights.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Drummer's Widow
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The Drummer's Widow by novelist, Joanna FitzPatrick, chronicles a woman facing life alone after losing her husband of thirty-five years. He was a famous drummer who traveled all over the world; she was his manager; they were inseparable; their partnership gave her life meaning. How could she live without him? Facing a drawer full of unpaid bills and the increasing cost of maintaining a Tribeca loft, Marisa realizes that the income she derives from editing Random House romance novels is not enough to stay where the walls and shelves are filled with familiar art, family photos, performance posters, and decades of collected memorabilia. She has either to move to a small, cozy apartment-her accountant's suggestion-or rent out rooms. Choosing the latter and dismissing the risk of opening her home to a serial killer, Marisa rents to a tall, gel-spiked, orange-haired Goth named Cassandra and to Martin, an expelled-from-Juilliard, but extremely talented jazz guitarist. Cassandra purports to be a Pratt art student by day and a Bitter End bartender by night. In reality she is a singer running away from California, the fame of a glittering career, and a Svengali-like manager. Martin hears Cassandra adding words to one of his compositions and singing it one day and realizes she has a great deal more talent than any bartender/art student. Confronted, she confesses to her past life as the pop diva, 'CiCi Belle,' and agrees to join Martin's jazz band, eschewing her pop persona in favor of a Nina Simone style incarnation. Because of Marisa's previous successful career in the music business, she and Martin ask her to manage them. Despite Marisa's worries that her old promotion skills of plastering lampposts with band notices and knowing just the right impresario to call have been replaced by courting thousands of Facebook friends, tweeting to fan followers, and knowing how to make PR material go viral, she agrees. Like never forgetting how to ride a bicycle, Marisa quickly spins into the world of promoting musicians with the skills and shrewdness that never left her and books 'The Martin Starks Trio with special guest CiCi Belle' on a European tour ending up at the world famous Montreux Music Festival. How she, Martin, Cassandra, and all the back-up characters in this compelling and complex novel deal with the harmonies and discords along the way to fame makes The Drummer's Widow a masterful yet unidealized view of those under the lights and those who stand in the wings. Marisa discovers that she and Cassandra have much in common including their unwillingness to let go of their losses and move forward in their lives. Prior to taking on the challenge that Cassandra and Martin gave her, Marisa's life after the death of her husband consisted of using the Yale Club library to edit bodice-ripping novels and the club gym to keep fit. With the exception of having to deal occasionally with some annoying members of her co-op building, she rebuffed most efforts of others trying to enter her life. She really wants to be a writer and finish the memoir of her Hollywood rock scene experience, entitled Sha La La. Marisa's deceased husband, Jules, stays with her in her mind and voices encouragement to push on. Cassandra's former manager and lover, Ryan, follows her, waiting for the opportunity to reclaim his valuable property. Just as the identity and uniqueness of a musician's album is made up of many cuts with different timbres, shades, colors, and surprises, so too does FitzPatrick's novel reveal the great work that is Marisa's life. As Marisa grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and a revival of the possibility 'to find the treasure' in living.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Uberworked and Underpaid
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This book is about the rise of digital labor. Companies like Uber and Amazon Mechanical Turk promise autonomy, choice, and flexibility. One of network culture's toughest critics, Trebor Scholz chronicles the work of workers in the &quote;sharing economy,&quote; and the free labor on sites like Facebook, to take these myths apart. In this rich, accessible, and provocative book, Scholz exposes the uncaring reality of contingent digital work, which is thriving at the expense of employment and worker rights. The book is meant to inspire readers to join the growing number of worker-owned &quote;platform cooperatives,&quote; rethink unions, and build a better future of work. A call to action, loud and clear, Uberworked and Underpaid shows that it is time to stop wage theft and &quote;crowd fleecing,&quote; rethink wealth distribution, and address the urgent question of how digital labor should be regulated and how workers from Berlin, Barcelona, Seattle, and S o Paulo can act in solidarity to defend their rights.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Uberworked and Underpaid
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This book is about the rise of digital labor. Companies like Uber, 99Designs, Amazon Mechanical Turk, and CrowdFlower promise autonomy, choice, and flexibility. One of network culture's toughest critics, Trebor Scholz chronicles the work of the two million workers in the crowdsourcing industry, and the free labor on sites like Facebook, to take these myths apart. In this rich, accessible, and provocative book, Scholz exposes the uncaring reality of contingent digital work, which is thriving at the expense of employment and worker rights. The book is meant to inspire readers to slow down, join the growing number of worker cooperatives or associations, contribute to non-monetized peer-to-peer projects, to rethink unions, and to make every effort to move toward Guaranteed Basic Income. A call to action, loud and clear, Uberworked and Underpaid shows that it is time to stop wage theft and exploitation, rethink wealth distribution, and address the urgent question of how digital labor should be regulated and how workers from Cleveland to Mumbai and Brisbane, can act in solidarity to defend their rights.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 01.06.2020
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The Madwoman in the Volvo - My Year of Raging H...
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In a voice that is wry, disarming and totally candid, the 'imaginatively twisted and fearless' (Los Angeles Times) Sandra Tsing Loh tells the moving and laugh-out-loud tale of her roller coaster ride through 'the change'. Loh chronicles relatable, everyday perils: raising daughters, weathering hormonal changes, and the ups and downs of a career and a relationship. She writes about an affair and the explosion of her marriage, and keeping her daughters off Facebook while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty- nine-year-old father. In The Madwoman in the Volvo Loh speaks hilariously and honestly, recounting her journey through a tumultuous time of life, trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal-physical, emotional, mental and spiritual-change. The upbeat conclusion: it does get better.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Standby, Curtain Call
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Upon hearing a hopeless diagnosis of stage four leukemia/myelofibrosis, this professional entertainer turns to an unusual source of comfort and expression on Facebook! Through his honest and transparent Facebook chronicles of health updates, personal musings, and miraculous visions, the first two years of aggressive cancer treatment transforms to an encouraging and engaging God-centered devotional for all who struggle physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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