The wry and the heartfelt join in David Rakoff's prose to resurrect that most neglected of literary virtues: wit. As he finds himself in all the far-flung hinterlands of our culture, this fish out of water winds up satirizing himself more than his subject matter, to hilarious effect.
"OMG Laugh Out Loud"
Modern history is filled with terrible crimes, baffling hoaxes, and seedy scandals. The infamous Jack the Ripper slayings. The alleged survival of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the murdered Tsar. Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's public fall from grace. The Chicago Tylenol poisonings and the copycat crimes that followed.
"You'll never want to kill again"
By now, the low-carb diet's refrain is a familiar one: "Bread is bad for you. Fat doesn't matter. Carbs are the real reason you can't lose weight. In The Low-Carb Fraud, longtime leader in the nutritional science field T. Colin Campbell outlines where and how the low-carb proponents get it wrong: Where the belief came from that carbohydrates are bad and why it persists despite all the evidence to the contrary. The foods we misleadingly refer to as "carbs" aren't all created equal, and treating them that way has major consequences for our nutritional well-being.
"Careful when using the word fraud . . ."
From the author of the New York Times best-selling Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism) comes Red Hot Lies, an exposé of the hypocrisy, deceit, and outright lies of the global warming alarmists and the compliant media that supports them. Did you know that most scientists are global-warming skeptics? Or that environmental alarmists have knowingly promoted false and exaggerated data on global warming?
"Slanted, but informative"
From the earliest financial scams of the 17th century, through the headline-grabbing Wall Street scandals of our times, History of Greed provides a history of financial fraud. In it, David E. Y. Sarna exposes the true and often riveting stories of how both naive and sophisticated investors alike were fooled by unscrupulous entrepreneurs, lawyers, hedge fund managers, CPAs, Texas billionaires, political fundraisers, music managers, financial advisers, and even former Mossad agents.
"Occasionally uneven or plodding, but spellbinding"
In How to Smell a Rat, Ken Fisher takes an engaging and informative look at recent and historic examples of fraudsters, how they operated, and how they can be easily avoided. Fisher explains for listeners the quick, identifiable features of potential financial fraudsters. You will learn the questions to ask when assessing a money manager and how to spot red flags.
Public confidence in financial markets depends on the perception that they are fair and just, not distorted or manipulated to the advantage of particular traders. This is the story of those who have sought illicit advantages, and how markets and investors can protect themselves against the dark side of human nature.
"Worth the price of a drink at Starbucks"
Fraud is an evil with a life of its own that leaves a financial, repetitional, and emotional toll on its victims. While monumental scandals such as Enron, WorldCom, and Madoff's Ponzi scheme make the front pages, fraud is a daily occurrence impacting companies and individuals alike. Faces of Fraud reveals must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills needed to outwit them. Recognized Fraud-Fighting Expert Martin Biegelman draws from his 40 years of experience fighting fraud to profile not only the key traits fraudsters share, but also the qualities fraud examiners must possess to be successful.
"Mostly war stories, ploddingly told"
When Anna Durrant is reported missing her friends seem unconcerned at her disappearance. After all, her life has been one of concealment. For years Anna submitted to the protective dependence of her mother, and even after Amy Durrant’s death she simply conformed to the expectations of others. Increasingly, Anna feels herself trapped by these expectations.
"Entertaining and crafty/sly techniques, excellent"
What separates a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Thanks to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and its American spin-off, everyone is searching garage sales and hunting online for hidden gems, wondering whether their attics contain trash or treasures. In The Art Detective, Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories.
"The Art Detective was Interesting"
Think it can’t happen to you? Think again. If you have ever experienced the corruption, lies and deceit of Child Protective Services (CPS) workers in the United States of America today, then you know the real dangers this brave new author faces in publishing this, her very first book. This book offers valuable measures you can take to avoid encounters with the Child Protective Services social workers if you are a parent, even if you are not in the United States, as CPS corruption and fraud are an epidemic worldwide.
When Barack Obama ran on a platform of "hope and change" four years ago, he promised to unite the country. But as Kate Obenshain reveals in Divider-in-Chief, Obama has done exactly the opposite. Rather than seeking common sense, pro-American solutions, he has pursued far-left policies, a radical leftist agenda, and an attitude that’s both condescending and dismissive of Main Street America. As a result, America has become a nation of even greater polarization and disillusionment.
"A Must Read Book, before you vote"
Ali Asadi has written a valuable book about how employee fraud affects business today. The author discusses the reasons for employee fraud and the different types that concern businesses of all sizes. He also presents an overview of how to detect and also prevent such fraud. Listening to his book will prove to be a rewarding experience.
The Great Polar Fraud explores the history of the three men who claimed the pole, their claims, and the subsequent doubts of those claims, effectively rewriting the history of polar exploration and putting Amundsen center stage as the rightful conqueror of both poles.
Gerard Lee Bevan was the black sheep of one of London's most respectable banking families. A high-living womanizer and upper-class shyster of almost pantomime proportions, he exploited a glittering range of social connections. After a long run of success in City dealings he perpetrated a massive fraud which ruined both the City Equitable Fire Insurance Company and his stockbroking firm, Ellis & Co. He fled the country and was eventually arrested, tried, and jailed.
Greta, a lovely store owner, has yet to find a suitable husband to grow old with. Fearing that her time to love and have children may be running out of time, she places an ad in pursuit of a "mail-order husband". Little does she know that the man who answered her ad is not the man he claims to be. Listen as God guides Greta through this trying time and touches the troubled mail order husband's soul.
Schmucks! combines Mason's and Felder's nails-to-the-wall political satire. They combine impeccable timing with insightful observations on the foibles of modern life to create material that will leave you crying with laughter.
"U.S. Weighs Wire-Fraud Charge Against General Motors" is from the June 10, 2015 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Christopher M. Matthews and Mike Spector and narrated by Ken Borgers.
Susie kicks off with an exciting announcement - Best American Erotica 2005 is now available, only at Audible. She whets your appetite with one of her favorite readings by Nelson George, from his story, "It's Never Too Late in New York." Then, Susie and her G-Spot Fraud Detection Squad convened recently to gauge the realism of a new crop of "squirter" videos. Their verdict? Pretty darn intense. Then, in the mailbag, Susie offers some tips for a young woman who's says she's ready to have some sex.
Moshenniki podsteregajut nas vezde, i dazhe v internete! No, pomnite, preduprezhden – znachit, vooruzhen. Proslushav jetu audioknigu, Vy uznaete neskol'ko prostyh pravil, kotorye pozvoljat Vam uberech' sebja ot proiskov virtual'nyh aferistov, a takzhe o tom, kakie opasnosti podsteregajut nas na prostorah Interneta; kak ne ugodit' v seti internet-moshennikov; kak zashhitit' svoi lichnye dannye i paroli; chto takoe sms-moshennichestvo i kak s nim borot'sja; pochemu spam vovse nebezvrednyj musor; chto takoe fishing i chem on opasen, i eshhe mnogo vsego interesnogo!