For the past few decades, Americans have spent billions of dollars on personal finance products. As salaries have stagnated and companies have cut back on benefits, we've taken matters into our own hands, embracing the can-do attitude that if we're smart enough, we can overcome even daunting financial obstacles. But that's not true. In this meticulously reported and shocking audiobook, journalist and former financial columnist Helaine Olen goes behind the curtain of the personal finance industry to expose the myths, contradictions, and outright lies it has perpetuated.
"The dark side of my industry"
At his friend's wedding, Paul Gilbert meets Holly Foster. After one foolish night with her, he finds out that Holly is a professional escort. He is repulsed. However, when pressure from his wealthy family to find an appropriate wife mounts, he enlists Holly's help. But has he taken on something he can't handle?
Julianne has every intention of forgetting her NFL hookup until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion - and Julianne is not a match. Will Connelly grew up tough, shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks. When he finds out about Owen, he's furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go far beyond anger.
Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.
"Excellent insights, but a little too long"
Rashesh Shah did it. Sanjeev Bikhchandani did it. Shantanu Prakash did it. Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish is the story of 25 such IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship. They are diverse in age, in outlook and the industries they made a mark in. But they have one thing in common: they believed in the power of their dreams. This book seeks to inspire young graduates to look beyond placements and salaries. To believe in their dreams.
Justin Harrington and his long-term childhood friend Brandon Moore share a lot in common with each other growing up in the mean streets of the Bronx, New York. Justin Is living with an abusive father and day-to-day in this hectic household is completely unpredictable. Brandon's father falls into trouble and Brandon quickly engulfs himself in sports to fill the missing void.
A fable/folktale from India from the Panchatantra. Budhu Raj the evil lion-king has all the animals under complete tyranny. Every day, an animal offers itself as food to the lion, until it is the turn of Chatura, a crafty little hare. Will Chatura escape the clutches of the evil Budhu Raj?
Pete Seeger's favorite American folk song about a vain bullfrog will have you singing along.
The Western Groom: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish, is the story of a trading post operator and a bible salesman. When her Uncle Joe is killed, Penny is left to handle the trading post in a fairly remote area of Colorado. Her store was robbed and she's on the edge of a breakdown and she's lost most of her faith, when a bible salesman she is acquainted with stops by. He stays for a while, then much longer, and helps her get the store back on its feet.
After a shocking accident, one family gathers for an unforgettable Christmas overflowing with secrets and revelations in this deeply felt novel by one of Ireland’s foremost modern writers. Henry has been estranged from his children since his divorce with their mother, Stephanie. But when a car accident claims the life of his second wife and leaves him with partial amnesia, Henry embarks on the fraught journey of making amends.
It's out there, and it's name is the Answerer. It knows the answer to everything, if you know how to ask the question.
"A Thought Provoking Short Story"
Dream Time Fairy Tales are based on four great tales from around the world. Sit back relax and get ready to go in to the Land of make Believe!
Robert Sheckley's Ask a Foolish Question, narrated by Rebecca Thomas, gives us the Answerer, who can answer any question...as long as you ask the right question. But finding the right question to ask can be harder than you think.
A fable/folktale from India from the Jataka. Lomdi, the wily jackal, wants the food that Kauaa the crow has in her beak. Does he manage to get it? Features playful wordplay, colours, flowers, and the seven notes of the musical scale.
A fable/folktale from India from the Jataka. Lomdi, the wily jackal, wants the food that Kauaa the crow has in her beak. Does he manage to get it?
Mary Bradbourne's aunt brought her up after her parents died. When she was ten, her aunt had a son, Jackie, who was left with a mental handicap as the result of an accident. Unselfish and affectionate, Mary has dedicated her life to caring for him. But then she meets Dr Paul Deal. As her feelings for him intensify, she is faced with a dilemma. How will she be able to care for her cousin when she knows that she must follow her heart?
Rachel, a hyena, gives unwanted advice to other animals in forest. Then one day, she ignores the good advice from someone else, which ends up getting her into trouble!
In the age of online dating, one night hook-ups, and getting dumped via text, it seems like romance has left the building. Best-selling authors and die-hard romantics, Timothy Lambert and R.D. Cochrane are back with a follow-up to their critically acclaimed Fool for Love, one of Insight Out Bookclub's best-selling titles ever, with a collection of gay romance that incites love (and lust) in listeners everywhere.
He was Disney's Haunted Mansion Ghost Host, Boris Badenov, Professor Ludwig von Drake, Pillsbury Dougboy, Toucan Sam, the Green Lama, and thousands of voices you have heard on records, radio, and television and in films. He was voice acting genius Paul Frees.