Getting Old is a Disaster

Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1943772487
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4865
Gladdy Gold Mystery #5 “The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and creative ways...colorful and Meshugeneh.”—Mystery Scene After schlepping all over New York City, senior PI Gladdy Gold is happy to be back on Florida turf. Especially now that she and Jack Langford are officially an item. But no sooner has the yenta brigade gotten back to their favorite routines, such as poolside stretching and kvetching—than the notorious outlaw, the “Grandpa Bandit,” issues Gladdy’s detective agency a direct challenge: Catch me if you can. The dapper thief has hit six Fort Lauderdate banks and it’s up to Gladdy and the girls to stop him before he robs another. But a bandit takes a back burner to murder any day—especially when a monster hurricane reveals a 50-year-skeleton at Lanai Gardens retirement community. Gladdy and the gals are about to uncover a ruthless killer—if he doesn’t kill them first!! "Ms. Lakin pens an entertaining cozy mystery series with a set of lovable and oddball characters. The mystery has a puzzling plot with twists and turns that will surprise readers at the outcome. Retirement takes on a new meaning after spending time with Gladdy and her gladiators! Gladdy Gold and her screwball bunch of gladiators are out to solve another hilarious case." –Fresh Fiction “This is a wonderful series for cozy-lovers of all persuasions.” –Mystery Lovers “Rita Lakin’s delightful series featuring senior sleuth Gladdy Gold and her posse of kibitzing friends continues . . . full of humor and heart.” –Mystery Scene

Getting Old is to Die For

Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440337356
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
View: 1711
Gladdy Gold may have gone from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to South Florida retiree, but she’s loving every minute of it. Between poolside gossip, a hot-to-trot boyfriend, and a booming detective business, life couldn’t be sunnier—until a trip back north with her sister Evvie leads to murder and mayhem starring the usual suspects. Unbeknownst to Gladdy, her fellow detectives are hot on her trail. Sophie, Bella, and Ida no sooner land their tootsies in the Big Apple than trouble promptly finds them. But while the girls go deep undercover, posing as bag ladies to catch a criminal, there’s another surprise awaiting Gladdy. Her boyfriend, Jack, is in town too—and he’s reopening a forty-seven-year-old cold case: the murder of Gladdy’s husband. Can Gladdy and Jack join forces to solve a decades-old crime—and maybe heal some wounded hearts in the process? From the Paperback edition.

Getting Old Is Tres Dangereux

A Mystery
Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440338417
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 5876
Gladdy must save her busybody friends from the pricey sances of a phony-baloney New Age guru. That's when Gladdy comes face to face with a dear departed friend with a message.

Getting Old Can Hurt You

Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780109881
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 6029
The unexpected arrival of a long-lost granddaughter leads to mystery and mayhem in the thoroughly entertaining new Gladdy Gold mystery.


Author: April De Angelis
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571283470
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 112
View: 9973
-You're having some kind of crisis. -It's called being fifty. You must be having it too. Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty, Jumpy by April De Angelis premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2011.

Getting Old Can Kill You

A Mystery
Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440338425
Category: Fiction
Page: 199
View: 1916
Life isn’t all sunny in Fort Lauderdale’s Lanai Gardens. Returning from a blissful double honeymoon with her sister Evvie, Gladdy Gold announces that she wants her new hubby, Jack, to join her detective agency. But Gladdy’s gals say no dice, and soon Ida, Sophie, and Bella are striking out on their own, enrolling in a class to learn how to be real PIs. But there’s more than enough trouble for two detective agencies when sultry Joyce Steiner moves in, reopening an old rivalry with Arlene Simon, whose husband ran off with Joyce fifty-five years earlier. When Joyce is found murdered, Arlene becomes the prime suspect, and Gladdy and her girls will have to band together if they’re going to prove that the truth is not just elusive but a real killer. From the Paperback edition.

The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness

Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans
Author: Jim Cobb
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 161243259X
Category: Reference
Page: 260
View: 8109

Masters of Disaster

The Ten Commandments of Damage Control
Author: Christopher Lehane,Mark Fabiani,Bill Guttentag
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137050314
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 5910
The foolproof guide to damage control from the "masters of disaster" Whether you're a politician caught with his pants down, a publicly traded company accused of accounting improprieties, a family-owned restaurant with a lousy Yelp review or just the guy in the corner cubicle who inadvertently pushed "reply all," a crisis doesn't have to be the make-or-break moment of your career. For those of us that aren't natural spin doctors, it's hard to resist the impulse to cover your tracks, lie, or act like nothing happened. But resist you must! In Masters of Disaster, Christopher Lehane and Mark Fabiani, reveal the magic formula you need to take control when it's your turn to be sucked into the vortex of the modern spin cycle. Covering the ten commandments of damage control, and based on their work for clients like Bill Clinton, Goldman Sachs and Hollywood studios, the authors outline the strategies that can make real time news alerts, Twitter trend lines and viral videos work for you rather against you. Full of both lively personal anecdotes and hard-knuckled straight talk, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to emerge with their reputation intact.

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook

A Guide for Families
Author: Arthur T. Bradley
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083875
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 536
View: 5621
Guides readers in establishing a disaster plan covering the basic human needs in case the unpredictable happens, with information for those with special needs, including the elderly, children, pregnant women, and pets.

From City Life to Country - A Disaster

It Walked Like Human, But It Was Not Human
Author: Harold Edwin Kirtley Jr.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480906638
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 34
View: 6053
From City Life to Country Life - A Disaster: It Walked Like Human, But It Was Not Human is the true account of the Kirtley family youth. In the 1940s and 1950s drama and strife struck the family, and the author moved to the countryside along with his brothers and sister. As they struggle through much character-building handwork, they often find food and money to be running short. From City Life to Country Life tells how the children dealt with these struggles as well as with their complicated relationships with their Grandma and Daddy. Additional adventure ensure with the appearance of a non-human creature. The creature, “IT” trolls the countryside, causing fear and anxiety. This is Harold Edwin Kirtley Jr.’s account of “IT”.

The Worst It Can Be Is A Disaster

The Life Story of Braham Murray and the Royal Exchange Theatre
Author: Braham Murray
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408147866
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 2940
The Worst It Can Be is a Disaster is the autobiography of Braham Murray, founding director of the Royal Exchange Manchester which in 2006 celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. With a foreword by Sir Tom Courtenay. Born into a Jewish family, Braham Murray struggled against his parents' expectations that he should follow them into the world of commerce; instead he became at twenty-two the youngest artistic director in the country when he took over Century Theatre, a theatre company based in Manchester. Detailing his relationships and the theatrical successes and flops along the way, the narrative takes us through his early years with Century Theatre, with the 69 Theatre Company, and the birth of the Royal Exchange Manchester in the heart of Manchester in 1976. Twenty years later, the theatre rose from the ashes of the IRA bomb brilliantly opening a new production on time just ten days after the bomb had destroyed the city centre. The role and influence of the author's Jewish heritage and of his key collaborators - including Caspar Wrede and Michael Elliott - are explored in this illuminating and inspiring account of one of English theatre's great directors. 'Braham's passion is sometimes overwhelming, sometimes annoying but completely inspirational. It's his passion that the Royal Exchange has thrived on, and this book is full of his passion for the theatre.' Robert Lindsay

Think Ahead of Disaster (A Guide for Assisting Aging Parents)

Author: Eric R. Naegler
Publisher: Think Ahead of Disaster
ISBN: 9781604614336
Category: Aging parents
Page: 288
View: 7948

How to Save Your Stuff from a Disaster

Complete Instructions on how to Protect and Save Your Family History, Heirlooms and Collectibles
Author: Scott M. Haskins
Publisher: How To Save Your Stuff
ISBN: 0964964708
Category: Antiques
Page: 204
View: 4624

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older

An Insider's Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health-Care System
Author: Mark Lachs, M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101543574
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
View: 6999
Aging well frequently involves feeling your way blindly through a complex medical world: dealing with multiple doctors, facing baffling financial decisions, and figuring out whether you or a parent needs care outside the home. What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older turns the lights on, illuminating potential pitfalls and showing a way around them. This book is an indispensible survival guide, gathering all the information you need to have but that too often doctors just don't give you. Writing with great experience and good humor, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs explains how to choose your doctors, stay out of the emergency room, plan financially for retirement, outfit your house to stay safe, and, most important, how to have as many healthy years as possible.

The Ancient Art of Growing Old

Author: Tom Payne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448130018
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
View: 316
Bette Davis said ‘Old age ain’t no place for sissies’. If that’s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to discover invigorating counsel on mental decline, medicine, late love affairs, death and legacy. This lively tour of ancient attitudes to ageing, supplemented by a translation of Cicero’s ‘On Old Age’, reveals the true art of growing old gracefully.

Recipe for Disaster

Author: Susan McGeown
ISBN: 0615146082
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
View: 8482
Karly Martin is a survivor, stronger and braver than she ever thought possible. Giving up her son for adoption and accepting a teaching position at a Navajo mission school gives her the chance to build on the dreams she thought she had to abandon, and slowly she begins to heal. Earl Nezbegay sees to all of his responsibilities: caring for his quadriplegic sister and her eleven year old daughter while helping out at the Navajo mission school -- keeping busy enough not to think, numb enough not to feel, and distant enough not to interact. Neither of these broken people is looking for love, but life isn't always what we plan or expect, is it?

Training the Disaster Search Dog

Author: Shirley Hammond
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617811165
Page: N.A
View: 7816
Disaster Search Dog (DSD) teams save lives. Quick response to natural and man-made disasters can mean the difference between life and death for trapped victims. Highly trained Disaster Search Dog teams are an increasingly important component in response efforts to save lives in the face of terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and floods-and training these teams has never been more important. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests.

The Disaster Survival Bible

Author: Junius Podrug
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466806702
Category: Reference
Page: 272
View: 3527
In the midst of the war on terror, frightening natural disasters, and danger seemingly lurking around every corner, it's impossible to prepare for every eventuality. But Junius Podrug, the author of Stop Being a Victim: A Survival Kit For The New Millennium, has gathered practically every bit of information the government has deemed necessary for survival in a variety of harrowing situations. Podrug offers practical guidelines to follow as well as how to prepare yourself for anything from being lost in the woods to a full-scale nuclear disaster. Included in this guide is Homeland Security's comprehensive survival guide along with links to guides that elaborate upon almost every significant natural or manmade threat. Learn how to deal with various natural disasters, biological and chemical agents, radiological hazards, and nuclear terrorism. The Disaster Survival Bible covers it all and Podrug delivers it in a crisp, clear, and concise package, so you'll be ready for whatever the world has in store. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

THE ELEMENTS OF DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY: Managing Psychosocial Trauma - An Integrated Approach to Force Protection

Author: James L. Greenstone
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 039808582X
Category: Crisis intervention (Mental health services)
Page: 290
View: 3028
This book is designed to aid in practical, day-to-day, on-the-scene disaster response and crisis intervention by all interveners. The elements are the basics of any discipline. Knowledge of them is critical to achieving success. The Elements of Disaster Psychology: Managing Psychosocial Trauma focuses on those basics that are needed by crisis and disaster responders in the field by providing an integrated approach to force protection and acute care. The presentation is ordered in such a way as to provide quick and easy access to the information needed from the initial deployment, to the final debriefing. The point of this approach is to help the reader accomplish what needs to be done and in the most expeditious and effective manner possible. This book will help responders to be effective when handling the psychosocial problems of victims and of responders as they present. It reflects what is known in the field without all the theory that often accompanies other texts. Much of the confusion about procedures and how to deal with crises has been eliminated. The lists, procedures, suggestions, and guidelines are field-tested and directly related to field situations. Those who want theoretical depth are guided to other sources in the bibliography that can provide such information. The table of contents is prescriptive in nature so that it can be used as a self-contained guide to disaster response. Two additional indices are included to help guide users to specific types of crises or to procedures and techniques and to the chapters of the book that are related. The book can be most appropriately used as a supplemental text in related emergency management, crisis intervention and disaster psychology classes, and it will also be appropriate for first and second responder training. The experienced disaster intervener can use this book independently in the field, in training and in the office.

Social Work with Older People

Author: Karin Crawford,Janet Walker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252453
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 9977
This second edition looks in detail at the role of the social worker who engages with older people. It enables the reader to develop the key skills required to understand the mental and physical needs of older people in society while encouraging plenty of discussion and critical, independent thought. Furthermore, this book is a source of contemporary research and offers the reader insights into government legislation and policy. It is an essential read for any student who wants to develop a distinctive focus on social work with older people.