Download E-books Fraud Fighter: My Fables and Foibles PDF

By Joseph T. Wells

A choice of insightful, poignant, and funny tales from Dr. Joseph Wells, the world's most excellent fraud expert?with gutsy revelations of his personal earlier mistakes

From his dysfunctional youth in rural Oklahoma; his provider within the U.S.Navy; a quick stint in public accounting through a occupation within the FBI; and founding the world's biggest anti-fraud association, Wells' colourful existence reports have been coaching for his upward thrust to at least one of the globe's so much respected antifraud experts.

  • Written by means of the preeminent antifraud authority and founder and Chairman of the ACFE
  • Offers a desirable behind-the-scenes examine the lifetime of some of the most influential white-collar crime specialists of our time

At a interval whilst dishonesty at most sensible U.S. businesses is dominating public awareness, The Fables and Foibles of a Fraud Fighter is an incredibly frank and gripping memoir from an unsurprisingly potent fraud fighter.This autobiography types an entire tapestry of a lifestyles, exhibiting wit, intrigue, trepidation, remorse, and at last, final victory.

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Download E-books The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 5: 1947-1955 PDF

By Anaïs Nin

The author's studies in Mexico, California, manhattan, and Paris, her psychoanalysis, and her test with LSD. "Through her personal suffering and excellent braveness [Nin has] proven ladies groping with and growing to be with the world" (Minneapolis Tribune). Edited and with a Preface via Gunther Stuhlmann; Index.

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Download E-books Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters PDF

By Annie Choi

Meet Annie Choi. She fears cable vehicles and refuses to devour whatever that casts a shadow. Her brother thinks bird is a vegetable. Her father sometimes begins fires at paintings. Her mom collects Jesus buying and selling playing cards and wears plaid like it is a task. irrespective of how tough Annie and her relatives try and comprehend each other, they typically arise hilariously brief.

But in the middle of a kin problem, Annie involves detect that the single strategy to live to tell the tale each other is to stay jointly . . . as tricky as that will be. Annie Choi's Happy Birthday or Whatever is a sidesplitting, eye-opening, and transcendent story of dealing with an infuriating, difficult, yet finally loving Korean family.

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Download E-books Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers PDF

By Daniel Ellsberg

In 1971 former chilly struggle hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made background through freeing the Pentagon Papers-a 7,000-page top-secret research of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam-to the New York Times and Washington Post. The rfile set in movement a series of occasions that ended not just the Nixon presidency however the Vietnam conflict. during this striking memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic aspect the 2 years he spent in Vietnam as a U.S. nation division observer, and the way he got here to probability his profession and freedom to reveal the deceptions and delusions that formed 3 a long time of yankee overseas coverage. the tale of 1 man's exploration of moral sense, Secrets is additionally a portrait of the USA at a dangerous crossroad.

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Download E-books Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir PDF

By Kambri Crews

In this robust, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter appears to be like again on her unconventional adolescence with deaf mom and dad in rural Texas whereas attempting to reconcile it to her current life—one during which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
 
As a baby, Kambri Crews needed that she’d been born deaf in order that she, too, may possibly absolutely belong to the tight-knit Deaf neighborhood that embraced her mom and dad. Her attractive mom was once a saint who might rapidly right anyone’s suggestion that deaf equaled dumb. Her good-looking father, however, was once likely to be stumbled on putting out with the sinners. powerful, gregarious, and hardworking, he controlled to show a wild plot of land right into a family members home whole with operating water and electrical energy. To Kambri, he used to be Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis Presley all rolled into one.
 
But if Kambri’s dad used to be Superman, then the listening to international was once his kryptonite. The isolation that followed his deafness unlocked a fierce temper—a rage teenage Kambri witnessed while he attacked her mom, and that culminated fourteen years later in his conviction for one more violent crime. 
 
With a wise mixture of brutal honesty and blunt humor, Kambri Crews explores her advanced bond along with her father—which starts with adoration, strikes to worry, and at last arrives at understanding—as she attempts to forge a brand new connection among them whereas he lives in the back of bars. Burn Down the Ground is a superb portrait of residing in worlds—one listening to, the opposite deaf; one less than the laid-back Texas solar, the opposite in the lively pulse of recent York urban; one mired in violence, the opposite rife with possibility—and heralds the coming of an enthralling new voice.

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Download E-books Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir PDF

By Margaux Fragoso

A Washington Post amazing Nonfiction publication for 2011
A Globe and Mail most sensible Books of the yr 2011 Title
Tiger, Tiger is a Publishers Weekly top Nonfiction identify for 2011
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible Nonfiction of 2011 name

One summer season day, Margaux Fragoso meets Peter Curran on the local swimming pool, and so they start to play. She is seven; he's fifty-one. whilst Peter invitations her and her mom to his residence, the little woman reveals a kid's paradise of unique pets and an intricate yard backyard. Her mom, beset by way of psychological ailment and beaten by way of taking good care of Margaux, is thankful for the eye Peter lavishes on her, and he creates an innovative universe for her, a lot as Lewis Carroll did for his real-life Alice.

In time, he insidiously takes at the position of Margaux's playmate, father, and lover. captivating and manipulative, Peter burrows into each element of Margaux's existence and transforms her from a baby fizzing with mind's eye and affection right into a brainwashed younger girl at the verge of suicide. but if she is twenty-two, it's Peter―ill, and wracked with guilt―who kills himself, on the age of sixty-six.

Told with lyricism, intensity, and enchanting readability, Tiger, Tiger vividly illustrates the therapeutic strength of reminiscence and disclosure. This outstanding memoir is an extraordinary glimpse into the psyche of a tender lady in unfastened fall and conveys to readers―including mom and dad and survivors of abuse―just how thoroughly a pedophile enchants his sufferer and binds her to him.

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Download E-books Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle PDF

By Rachel Dratch

The former SNL megastar recounts the adventures and unforeseen pleasure of relationship and changing into a mother whilst she least anticipated it—at the age of forty-four.

Anyone who observed an episode of Saturday evening dwell among 1999 and 2006 is familiar with Rachel Dratch. She was once hilarious! So what occurred to her? After a misbegotten half as Jenna at the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was once merely getting provided roles as “Lesbians. Secretaries. occasionally secretaries who're lesbians.”

Her occupation as a feminine comic at a low element, she without warning had time for yoga, dog-sitting, studying Spanish—and courting. Dratch unearths the thrill and terrors of placing herself available in the market in a quest to discover love after which turning into a mom in an undreamed-of method. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the scoop to her bewildered mom and dad, the awe of her unmarried acquaintances, and romance and coparenting together with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with nice behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch’s time on SNL, Girl Walks right into a Bar . . . is a humorous publication with a clean model of the happily-ever-after tale, packed with sensitivity, candor, and many comedian reduction, as basically Rachel Dratch can inform it.

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Download E-books The Labyrinth of Dangerous Hours: A Memoir of the Second World War PDF

By Lilka Croydon-Trzcinska

Contributor note: ahead via Norman Davies
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Lilka Trzcinska was once fourteen years outdated while the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. The daughter of an architect, Lilka was once a highschool pupil on the time. whilst faculties have been closed through the occupier, she, together with her siblings, persevered their schooling in mystery sessions, and joined the Polish domestic military- the key resistance force.

Lilka and her family members have been arrested via the Gestapo in 1943 and despatched to the political legal Pawiak, then to Auschwitz. There, Lilka's mom died and her more youthful sister was once despatched off to a different camp. the remainder of the family members was once placed to paintings within the camp construction places of work. After being transported to a couple of different camps (in one example by way of a fashion of a three-day march), the 3 sisters have been reunited in 1945, and soon thereafter liberated by means of the British. Lilka later went to Italy to proceed her schooling, relocating to Canada in 1948.

The Labyrinth of harmful Hours is the memoir of a survivor. Lilka Trzcinska-Croydon narrates her early life and that of her sisters and brother in a manner that binds poetry and heritage jointly seamlessly. It describes the power of the family members ties and cohesion that aid them emerge from their bad ordeal with their dignity intact.

As many as 150,000 Polish political prisoners have been taken in the course of the battle, half whom died within the camps. This memoir is a testomony to their fight.

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Download E-books Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America PDF

By Jonathan Dixon

Hundreds of thousands of individuals fantasize approximately leaving their previous lives at the back of, enrolling in cooking tuition, and coaching to turn into a chef. yet in the event you make the choice, the adaptation among the dream and fact may be gigantic—especially on the most sensible cooking college within the nation. For the 1st time within the Culinary Institute of America’s historical past, a booklet will supply readers the firsthand event of being a full-time scholar dealing with all the demanding situations of the mythical path in its entirety.

On the eve of his thirty-eighth birthday and after shuffling via a chain of unsatisfying jobs, Jonathan Dixon enrolled within the CIA (on a scholarship) to pursue his ardour for cooking. In Beaten, Seared, and Sauced he tells hilarious and harrowing tales of existence on the CIA as he and his classmates navigate the institution’s many principles and customs lower than the watchful and significant eyes in their teachers. every one a part of the curriculum is roofed, from knife talents and inventory making to the high-pressure cooking assessments and the daunting wine direction (the undoing of many a student). Dixon additionally info his externship within the kitchen of Danny Meyer’s Tabla, giving readers a glance into the internal workings of a celebrated big apple urban eating place.

With the good thing about his age to provide viewpoint to his event, Dixon offers a gripping day by day chronicle of his transformation from beginner to specialist. From the day-by-day tongue-lashings in school to studying the ropes—fast—at a best NYC kitchen, Beaten, Seared, and Sauced is an interesting and intimate first-person view of 1 of America’s most renowned culinary associations and one of many world’s so much coveted jobs.

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