I Hope You Die Soon

Words on Non-Duality
Author: Richard Sylvester
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626257418
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 120
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This is an uncompromising and provocative book about non-duality. In liberation it is seen that all phenomena simply arise in awareness with no person mediating them. Purpose, religion and paths of spiritual development all lose their meaning when it is seen that there is no one who exercises choice. “The most common misconception about liberation is that it is something an individual can gain. But liberation is a loss—the loss of the sense that there ever was a separate individual who could choose to do something to bring about liberation. When it is seen that there is no separation, the sense of vulnerability and fear that attaches to the individual falls away ... then life is simply lived and relaxation takes place. There is a sense of ease with whatever is the case and an end to grasping for what might be." —From I Hope You Die Soon

Path of Destruction: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)

A Novel of the Old Republic
Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0307795829
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy. Until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy–and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before. Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father and the dangerous, soul-crushing labor of a cortosis miner. Deep in the tunnels of the desolate planet Apatros, endlessly excavating the rare mineral valued throughout the galaxy, Dessel dreams of the day he can escape–a day he fears may never come. But when a high-stakes card game ends in deadly violence, Dessel suddenly finds himself a wanted man. On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army, and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessel’s brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, he is destined for a far greater role in the ultimate Sith plan for the galaxy–if he can prove himself truly worthy. As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side at the feet of its greatest masters, Dessel embraces his new Sith identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness one must fully surrender to the dark side through a trial by fire that Bane, for all his unquenchable fury and lust for power, may not be strong enough to endure . . . especially since deception, treachery, and murder run rampant among the Sith disciples, and utter ruthlessness alone is the key to survival. Only by defying the most sacred traditions, rejecting all he has been taught, and drawing upon the long-forgotten wisdom of the very first Sith can Bane hope to triumph–and forge from the ashes of that which he must destroy a new era of absolute dark power. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

I Hope You Die Laughing

A Beginner's Guide to Estate Planning
Author: N M Harvey Esq,N. Harvey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511832304
Category:
Page: 94
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This humorous approach to learning the subject of estate planning is a great easy-to-read review of wills, trusts, and other important legal documents.

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die - volume 2 [newly updated] [Ulysses, Moby Dick, Ivanhoe, War and Peace, Mrs. Dalloway, Of Time and the River, etc] (Book House Publishing)


Author: Mark Twain,D. H. Lawrence,Rudyard Kipling,H. P. Lovecraft,Marcel Proust,Thomas Wolfe,Edgar Allan Poe,James Joyce,Leo Tolstoy,Herman Melville,Virginia Woolf,Jules Verne,Oscar Wilde,H. G. Wells
Publisher: Book House Publishing
ISBN: 8826061459
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names: Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James: Ulysses Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Kipling, Rudyard: Kim La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk London, Jack: The Call of the Wild Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness Manning, Frederic: Her Privates We Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami Melville, Herman: Moby Dick Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher Poe, Edgar Allan: The Pit and the Pendulum Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean Stein, Gerturde: The Making of Americans Stendhal: The Red and the Black Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island Stoker, Bram: Dracula Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Verne, Jules: Journey to the Interior of the Earth Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray Wolfe, Thomas: Of Time and the River Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber Zola, Émile: Germinal In the 1st volume of 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die you will find the remaining 50 works.

And Then You Die


Author: John R. Jorissen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595170307
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Story of a woman who has given up on life, only to be shocked back into everyday life by an unusual happening. Raises a baby that she has "found" and finds that life is still full of love and goodness. The goodness of live, which she has found, soon turns into sadness as she loses the one thing that had brought her back into the mainstream of society. A very clean story about life and the very unusual circumstances that arise in that life. A sadness that will bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened person.

Als ich unsichtbar war

Die Welt aus der Sicht eines Jungen, der 11 Jahre als hirntot galt
Author: Martin Pistorius
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838711327
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 310
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Gefangen im eigenen Körper. Martin ist zwölf, als ihn eine rätselhafte Krankheit befällt: Er verliert seine Sprache, die Kontrolle über seinen Körper, ist nach wenigen Monaten völlig hilflos. Die Ärzte sagen seinen Eltern, er werde für immer schwerstbehindert bleiben. Was niemand ahnte: Im Kokon seines Körpers verbirgt sich ein schrittweise erwachender Geist und eine zutiefst lebendige Seele. Als Martin aufwacht, kann er nur mit den Augen Lebenszeichen geben. Eine Pflegerin erkennt schließlich, dass er sehr wohl bei Bewusstsein ist und alles um sich herum mitbekommt. Dann endlich erhält er die Hilfe, die er benötigt, um sich ganz ins Leben zurück zu kämpfen. Martin Pistorius erzählt bewegend und absolut authentisch darüber, was ihn in den elf Jahren der Hilflosigkeit am Leben gehalten hat. Sein dramatisches Buch über seine Erfahrungen zeigt, dass mit der Unterstützung einer Familie, die nicht aufgibt und einem großen Lebenswillen sogar Wunder möglich sind.

Appointment in Samarra

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: John O'Hara
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101602953
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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The best-loved book by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz compared to the author of The Great Gatsby, calling him “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald” One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction. Brimming with wealth and privilege, jealousy and infidelity, O’Hara’s iconic first novel is an unflinching look at the dark side of the American dream—and a lasting testament to the keen social intelligence if a major American writer.

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (Revised & Updated)


Author: Ian Buxton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755362985
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Revised and updated in 2013, 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!

To: Die Before You Die

The True Story of My Journey Through Life and Mental Illness
Author: Melvin Ricks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469190796
Category: Fiction
Page: 283
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This is an inspirational story about life and mental illness that will not only inspire those suffering from depression and bi-polar, but will leave all readers with a higher understanding of life. It is the true story of Melvin Ricks, who, after surviving an abusive and poverty-stricken childhood, would become a husband, a father, and a successful attorney. However, at the peak of his career, Mr. Ricks is overtaken by his illness which destroys everything he had accomplished, and nearly takes his life. And it is only until he discovers what it means to: die before you die, does be began truly live for the very first time.

Alwine und die Uhr

The Watch and Chain
Author: Martin Smith
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 384829818X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Dieses Buch ist voll von diesen Orten und Namen. Es handelt aber auch von einer Gruppe Geistern, magischen Personen oder Wesen, die in und um die Stadt leben wie Alwine, eine Hexe, die am Hexenteich wohnt. Für Menschen ist sie unsichtbar. Außerdem hat sie die Gabe mit Tieren und Pflanzen zu sprechen. Sie hat einen berühmten Freund: Goswin, einen alten Ritter, der auf der Rodenburg lebte. Es gibt eine Anzahl weiterer schillernder Gestalten wie Elfi, eine Elfe, Dragnet, ein tollpatschiger Drache, Hoot, eine weise Eule, Captain Gold, ein Pirat und nicht zuletzt Bertus, ein Zauberer, der unter der „alten Bertha“ lebt, eine Eiche im Wald hinter Oesbern. Zusammen erleben sie manch seltsame, aber auch wundervolle Abenteuer. Zweisprachig Deutsch/Englisch

Deutsch-französisch-englisches Handbuch der Handels-Correspondenz und des Geschäftsstyls


Author: Friedrich Ludwig Rhode
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 320
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This Is How You Die

Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Author: Ryan North,Matthew Bennardo,David Malki !
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444779532
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalising premise of THIS IS HOW YOU DIE, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, MACHINE OF DEATH. The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances - just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though the predictions were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. OLD AGE, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion. The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: you can know how it's going to happen, but you'll still be surprised when it does. This addictive anthology - sinister, witty, philosophical and fascinating - collects the best of the thousands of story submissions the editors received in the wake of the success of self-published sensation MACHINE OF DEATH, and exceeds the first in every way.

You Break It, You Die


Author: William Delaney
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 160693810X
Category: Fiction
Page: 696
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You Break It You Die by author William Delaney is an imaginatively brilliant twist on one of most ancient and revered documents of Christian teachings-the Ten Commandments. Written with dark humor and an uncanny sense of delicious macabre, Delaney writes a tale of nine gay men who accept invitations to a dinner party hosted by an eccentric billionaire and his lover. When the men gather, their host informs them that each of them are living lives that contradict the ten gay Commandments. His purpose is to convince the men that they have broken some of these laws and must atone for the ones they're not living up to, and he's hell-bent on setting them straight. Meanwhile something from hell (or is it an angel of destruction?) lies in wait. Whatever the evil is, it believes in the ways of the old testament and its fury is about to be unleashed with a wrathful vengeance. What will happen to this motley crew? Will they die for their sins or escape the tribulation of an ancient evil casting judgment? With razor-sharp dialogue, convincing characters, and tantalizing drama and mayhem, Delaney's novel carries the reader on a fast track of twists and turns that lead to a surprising and chilling climax.

Wer braucht eigentlich Nirwana?

Unkonventionelle Gespräche über Nicht-Dualität und Befreiung
Author: Richard Sylvester
Publisher: Lotos
ISBN: 3641059194
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 368
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Nicht du findest die Erleuchtung, sondern die Erleuchtung findet dich Innere Befreiung und Erleuchtung – die großen Ziele aller spirituell Suchenden. Doch wie erreicht man sie? Indem man stundenlang auf dem Meditationskissen sitzt oder sich in die Lehren berühmter Gurus und Weisheitslehrer vertieft? Nein, meint Richard Sylvester! Niemand kann etwas anstreben oder erreichen – schon gar nicht Nirwana. Denn unsere Welt ist vollkommen, so wie sie ist – und wir sind es auch. Auf radikale und kompromisslose Weise macht der Autor klar: Befreiung geschieht einfach. Ganz spontan und unbeeinflussbar. Mit viel Humor führt er vor Augen, dass Entspanntheit und relaxtes Geschehenlassen die wahren Schlüssel sind, um zu der einen fundamentalen Erkenntnis zu gelangen, die wahre Befreiung bewirkt: Es gibt kein getrenntes Dasein, alles ist Teil des Einen. Dieses Buch enthält faszinierende Gespräche über Nicht-Dualität und Befreiung, die während einer Tournee des Autors in Deutschland aufgezeichnet wurden.

Cool, Hip & Sober

88 Ways to Beat Booze and Drugs
Author: Bill Manville
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466835273
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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In a refreshingly clear-headed and informed approach to addiction, noted writer and radio host Bill Manville sums up what he's learned in more than forty years of research . . . twenty as a demon-driven drunk and twenty in recovery. From his popular show "Addictions and Answers," broadcast from KVML in Sonora, California, Manville has compiled a list of 88 questions and answers from, as he says, "a ton of plain and fancy drunks and dopers and their friends and families." As well, he offers valuable advice and information from his guests: noted psychiatrists, psychologists, rehab counselors, MDs, academics, and more. Here, in first-person detail, are responses to the issues faced by alcoholics, addicts, and their loved ones, such as: · How to intervene with a substance-abusing friend · How alcoholics can protect themselves from relapses · Evaluating therapies, both individual and group · How alcohol affects sex · Definitions of "social drinker," "heavy drinker," and alcoholic · The many faces of denial · Is alcoholism inherited? · How to choose the right rehab · Is there an addictive personality? · What role does spirituality play in recovery? A brave and transformational look at the treatment of chemical dependency, Cool, Hip, and Sober is a captivating, insightful and essential handbook for overcoming denial and achieving a peaceful, long-term recovery. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mark the Music

The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein
Author: Eric A. Gordon
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595092489
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 644
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The recently released Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock reawakened worldwide audiences to composer Marc Blitzstein's runaway Broadway hit of 1937, and to the exciting times he lived in. Blitzstein went on to write Regina (based on Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes"), the definitive translation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Threepenny Opera, and an enormous amount of other music based squarely in American and Broadway traditions. Mark the Music is an engaging biography of this larger-than-life composer that reads like a novel. Practically every page features an illuminating and revealing pen portrait of the most important creative personalities in American culture—Orson Welles, John Houseman, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Robeson, Sean O'Casey, Agnes de Mille, Lotte Lenya, Melvyn Douglas, Shirley Both, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Earl Robinson, Rudolf Bing, and many more. A vibrant journey through mid-20th century America comes to life through the eyes and experience of Marc Blitzstein. The issues that marked Blitzstein's day—censorship, repression, war—are all with us today. This is a story of passion, defiance, glory and tragedy, and ultimately of faith in democratic American values expressed through the arts.

Dark Victory

The Life of Bette Davis
Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429921951
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
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The legendary Hollywood star blazes a fiery trail in this enthralling portrait of a brilliant actress and the movies her talent elevated to greatness She was magnificent and exasperating in equal measure. Jack Warner called her "an explosive little broad with a sharp left." Humphrey Bogart once remarked, "Unless you're very big she can knock you down." Bette Davis was a force of nature—an idiosyncratic talent who nevertheless defined the words "movie star" for more than half a century and who created an extraordinary body of work filled with unforgettable performances. In Dark Victory, the noted film critic and biographer Ed Sikov paints the most detailed picture ever delivered of this intelligent, opinionated, and unusual woman who was—in the words of a close friend—"one of the major events of the twentieth century." Drawing on new interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, as well as archival research and a fresh look at the films, this stylish, intimate biography reveals Davis's personal as well as professional life in a way that is both revealing and sympathetic. With his wise and well-informed take on the production and accomplishments of such movie milestones as Jezebel, All About Eve, and Now, Voyager, as well as the turbulent life and complicated personality of the actress who made them, Sikov's Dark Victory brings to life the two-time Academy Award–winning actress's unmistakable screen style, and shows the reader how Davis's art was her own dark victory.

A Martial Odyssey


Author: Edmund Shen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304991873
Category: Fiction
Page: 594
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Synopsis ""It is said that when a martial exponent reached the highest state of divinity of their arts, they be able to transcend into Celestials, overcoming the limitation of life and death. And as Celestials, they have to overcome seven celestial divinity, Genesis, Enlighten, Emotion, Transverse, Seventh Sense, Crisis and Ascend in order to transcend to the Heavens."" A Martial Odyssey is an epic quasi-fantasy/wuxia fiction, of a young man Yi Ping as he braved untold dangers in the martial fraternity. The powerful Honor Manor rules the Orthodox Martial Fraternity, yet there are other equally mysterious martial clans that are outside the influence of the orthodox fraternity; like the Eternal Ice Palace, the Virtuous Palace and the Celestial Palace. When the Celestial Fairy of the Eternal Ice Palace is rumored to pass away, it immediately attracted the attention of numerous exponents that undertake the perilous journey to the Heavenly Mountains for the martial secrets of the Eternal Ice Palace.

Chronicles of Foxwood

Author of the Haunted Houses of Reindeer Manor
Author: Kevin Michael Guest
Publisher: Kevin Michael Guest
ISBN: 1456316168
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Dr. Anderson was murdered on November 3rd, 2008 after investigating the infamous Reindeer Manor. Prior to his death, he was counseled by his long term friend and colleague, Dr. Weinstein. Now, Dr. Weinstein has discovered that the very house he discussed with his colleague on the day of his death was actually Dr. Anderson's last investigation prior to Reindeer Manor. Foxwood is a property with a tumultuous history. Every person who has entered has died or fled in terror. Can anything tame this horror of a house? Join Dr. Weinstein and discover the horror's that have tormented those who dared to reside at Foxwood.