This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the listener an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl's transformation into a mid-winter spectacle.
For decades, hidden from the public eye, William Morris agents made the deals that determined the fate of stars, studios, and networks alike. Mae West, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Thomas, Steve McQueen--the Morris Agency sold talent to anyone in the market for it, from the Hollywood studios to the mobsters who ran Vegas to the Madison Avenue admen who controlled television.
"Whew...finally finished it"
This is me in all my glorious and pathetic splendor, I'm the result of treacherous fate. This life is something that I could have never guessed. A choice that I would never have made, a shotgun-suicide that I would have never committed. Who would ever choose to become a brainless zombie begging for brains? No one in their right mind would do such a despicable thing. Boring sheep! All of them, I say. Quite unfortunately for me I'm not just anyone.
For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren't on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big pile of the city's money? If so, the city accountants can't find it. Were they murdered? There's no sign of foul play.
Diet and exercise are both great ways of helping to fortify a healthy being. But neither of these two mundane solutions will ever supersede the power of the human psyche. To put the mind last as a solution in overcoming a physical ailment is indeed the foremost fundamental error that human beings commit during their quest for absolute wellness. If you desire a life full of vitality, you must rid your life of perfunctory thought processes.
In June 1959, America's TV superhero took a bullet to the head in an apparent suicide. But was it? And is he really dead? Stan Wade, a Hollywood PI, sets out to uncover the secret and encounters a host of Mob and Soviet intrigue that threatens not only his life, but the future of the world.
October 6, 1951. Richard Bassett remembers the day vividly. That was the day his platoon ran into an ambush near Kumwha. During the firefight, many were wounded, four were killed, and Bassett, along with three others, was captured. During a month-long march to the POW camp, the Americans frequently came under friendly fire. Surviving the march paled in comparison to what the captured soldiers had to endure at Camp 5 Pyokdong.
To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words.
Allen Klein, master of the right quote at the right moment, has gathered his favorite, most inspiring words of wisdom into this treasury of moving and meaningful sayings from around the world that incite readers to live life to the fullest. Listeners can take this book on the go to get a quick shot of inspiration at any time, or they can select one quote every day for in-depth thought and meditation. The audio features a foreword by Jack Canfield, cocreator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
"great listen. Great book to take on the road short"
Self-help books offer solid, beneficial techniques, but they really only work for the young. Award-winning comedy writer Gene Perret reveals that more mature devotees must adjust these techniques, tweak them, alter them, and in some cases, ignore them completely. New Tricks for Old Dogs points out some of the flaws in the self-help philosophy. It tempers the advice with common sense. The battle cry of this volume is do it, but don't overdo it.
Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss accomplishes just that in an easy-to-digest, warm, and highly accessible format. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one can greatly benefit from this book, which was inspired firsthand by the loss of author Allen Klein's wife. Klein addresses the subject with expert awareness and wisdom and breaks it down into five sensible and encouraging steps: losing, learning, letting go, living, and laughing. The book is a steadfast compass that offers hope and resilience to anyone trying to navigate through dark times.
The story of Silver City Millie, as she referred to herself, is the story of one woman's personal tragedies and triumphs as an orphan, a Harvey Girl waitress on the Santa Fe railroad, a prostitute with innumerable paramours, and a highly successful bordello businesswoman. Millie broke the mold in so many ways, and yet her life's story of survival was not unlike that of thousands of women who went west only to find that their most valuable assets were their physical beauty and their personality.
TeacherLaughs is filled with hilarious and witty anecdotes about teaching and learning from the preschool classroom to the college lecture hall. These selections from comedians and notable personalities including Milton Berle, Ellen Degeneres, and Robin Williams, as well as less well-known teachers and students, tackle subjects like forgotten homework, students who misbehave, and the dreaded parent-teacher conference.
"Children make the world go round"
WorkLaughs is full of hilarious and witty anecdotes about making a living. These selections are from comedians and notable personalities including Milton Berle, Paula Poundstone, and Jerry Seinfeld. Also included are sections from lesser-known colleagues of the daily grind.
Dr. Mary Miller is a young psychiatrist suffering a crisis of vocation. Her friend Phil, a criminalist lawyer working in New York, invites her to visit him and consult on the case of a writer accused of a serious assault. His victim had been harassing him and accusing him of stealing his story, which he'd transformed into a best-selling book. The author denies the allegation and claims it was self-defense. When the victim dies, things get complicated. The threshold between truth and fiction becomes blurred.
When Scott Murphy scored the winning touchdown in the 1991 state championship game, it should have launched a golden future - the full scholarship to Ohio State, the million-dollar signing bonus, marriage to the beauty queen, and NFL glory. Instead, it all ended with a sickening pop as his leg shattered in four places. The next twenty years would be a study in Murphy's Law-whatever could go wrong did. Just when things seem at their worst-he's losing his farm, his relationship with his wife is crumbling - a miracle happens: Murphy gets a chance to reboot his life.
"The Life I Lost"
Are the kids driving you crazy? Are you facing a challenge? Are money matters uppermost in your mind? Perhaps you're experiencing travel troubles, or technology is about to drive you over the edge. Just listen to this book to ease your stress of the moment, and let laughter erase your tension. Categorized by stress-related themes (such as "Kids", "Jobs", "Spouses", and even "Modern Technology"), just the right quote to amuse and inspire may be found at a moment's notice, whenever anxiety strikes.
"Words that can change your life."
Happiness is around every corner, but every once in a while we need a map or pointers on how to find it. This book is just such a guide, with 26 chapters filled with ideas and inspiration. Joy unites all people and words are often how we best express our joy. Happiness A to Z is the perfect collection of power thoughts and insightful quotes that expresses some of the best ways to get happy.
This audiobook concerns growing up in San Francisco's Mission District in an Irish American immigrant family that loves the Catholic Church, the Democratic Party, language, and Jameson's whiskey. The protagonist, Corrigan, comes of age during a time of great cultural changes in the U.S. His grandfather and father appreciate Bing Crosby but are not ready for Elvis. Corrigan's life is reflected through factual and fictional events, from early childhood in a rich Irish culture to the student riots at San Francisco State during the Vietnam War era.
Growing up in Hollywood, and raised by a nanny, Brian never felt as if he belonged. He joins the army and becomes fast friends with Jeff who is later killed in action. As Jeff is dying, he asks Brian for a promise: "When you get back to the states, got to Satsuma, Florida, find Molly and help her run Hermit's Cove. Take care of her." Brian arrives home to find his dad dead and his mother demanding that he stay home and help her save the mansion. Brian is determined to fulfill his promise to Jeff and heads for Florida.