Lucky You

Author: Erika Carter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781619027169
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An NPR Best Book of 2017 An official Book of the Month Club selection "[A] cooly enigmatic debut."--O Magazine In Erika Carter's fierce and darkly funny debut novel, Lucky You, three women in their early twenties find themselves aimlessly adrift in the Arkansas college town they've stuck around in too long. Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends (sort of); waitresses at the same tired bar in the Arkansas college town they've stuck around in too long. Each is becoming unmoored in her own way: Ellie obliterates all feeling with alcohol and self-destructive acts of sexual promiscuity; Chloe pulls out patches of her hair and struggles to keep incipient mental illness at bay; changeable Rachel has fallen under the sway of a messianic boyfriend with whom she's agreed to live off-grid for a year in order to return to "health" and asks Ellie and Chloe to join them in "The Project". In a remote, rural house in the Ozarks, nearly undone by boredom and the brewing tension between them, each tries to solve the conundrum of being alive. By turns funny, knowing and hauntingly sad, Lucky You delivers the kind of study in damage and detachment that made Mary Gaitskill's Bad Behavior or Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays so memorable. With startling exactitude and wickedly deadpan humor, it lays bare the emotional core of its characters with surgical precision. The writing is deft and controlled, as natural and unforced as breath--which makes it impossible to look away. "Carter has written a wonderful novel, intelligent but unpretentious. As an author, she's both unsparing and compassionate, and among her greatest gifts is an ability to find a savage kind of beauty in the unlikeliest of places." --Michael Schaub, NPR online

Lucky You

Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307767434
Size: 25.30 MB
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Grange, Florida, is, famous for its miracles-the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery. Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who want the whole $28 million jackpot to start their own underground militia. But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money, and when Bode and Chub brutally assault her and steal her ticket, she vows to track them down, take it back-and get revenge. The only one who can help is Tom Krome, a big-city investigative journalist now writing frothy features for a mid-sized newspaper. He is about to become part of a story that's bigger and more bizarre than anything he's ever covered. Chasing two heavily armed psychopaths is reckless enough, but Tom's got other problems-including his fugitive wife and his own growing fondness for the future millionairess with whom he's risking his neck. The pursuit takes them to a buzzard-infested island deep in Florida Bay, where they finally catch up with the fledgling militia-and their baffled hostage, a Hooters waitress. The climax explodes with the hilarious mayhem that is Carl Hiaasen's hallmark. Lucky You is his funniest, most deliriously gripping novel yet. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.

How Lucky You Can Be

Author: Buster Olney
Publisher: ESPN
ISBN: 0345524136
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In September 2008, Northern State University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer stood on the brink of immortality. He was about to surpass the legendary Bobby Knight to become the all-time NCAA wins leader in men’s basketball. Then, on a two-lane road in South Dakota, everything changed in an instant. In How Lucky You Can Be, acclaimed sports journalist Buster Olney tells the remarkable story of the successive tragedies that befell Coach Meyer but could not defeat him. Laid low by a horrific car accident that led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee, Coach Meyer had barely emerged from surgery when his doctors informed him that he also had terminal cancer. In the blink of an eye, this prototypical 24/7 workaholic coach—who arrived at the gym most mornings before 6 a.m.—found himself forced to reexamine his priorities at the age of sixty-three. A model of reserve, Coach Meyer had sacrificed much of his emotional life to his program. His wife, Carmen, felt disconnected because of his habitual reticence, while his three children—all now well into adulthood—had long had to compete with basketball for his attention. With sensitivity and skill, Olney shows how Coach Meyer mined his physical ordeal for the spiritual strength to transform his life. In the months that followed his accident and diagnosis, he reached out to family, friends, and former players in a way he had never been able to do before, making the most of this one last opportunity to tell those close to him how he felt about them—and in turn he received an outpouring of affirmation that confirmed how deeply he had affected others. Sustained throughout an often painful recovery by his love of basketball, he would return to the court once more—with a newfound appreciation for the game’s place in his life. The inspirational story of a life renewed by unimaginable hardship, How Lucky You Can Be proves that it’s never too late to start making changes—and reminds us that fortune can smile upon us even in our most trying hours. From the Hardcover edition.

Lucky You

Author: Randall Fitzgerald
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806525419
Size: 52.16 MB
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Written in an accessible style, "Lucky You!" examines the qualities and actions that set the charmed apart, such as: how hunches can be understood and acted upon; the winning strategies of gamblers; linking subconscious desires with positive outcomes; different kinds of luck--health, safety, business, investment, relationships, love, gambling; how sixth sense abilities can have an influence.

Lucky You How To Get Everything You Want And Create Your Ideal Life Using The Law Of Attraction

Author: David Hooper
Publisher: KRE LLC
ISBN: 1608420035
Size: 79.28 MB
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Why Do Some People Have All the Luck? Some people really do have more luck than others! They "have it all" and do so with total ease. These people enjoy... -More Money -Better Relationships -Excellent Health -...and All the Good Things Life Has to Offer! How do they do it? What sets them apart from "unlucky" people? How can some people have everything and make success look so easy? This book has the answers to these questions and more. "I'm Not Lucky Like Some People..." If you've ever said this or something similar, this book is for you! This book will show you how to harness the magnetic power of thought to create the life you desire. You'll discover the secret to thinking big, manifesting quickly, and creating your ideal life. You'll learn: 5 Powerful (and Simple) Rituals to Attract "Good Luck" When "Thinking Small" is Your Best Option to Get What You Want 3 Types of Negative People (and How to Deal with Them) The True Causes of Chaos in Your Life (and What to Do About Them) 17 Ways to Easily Attract Love and Money (or Anything Else You Want!) Much More... Everything You Need is Here! What are you waiting for? Get this book and become lucky today!

You Re Lucky You Re Funny

Author: Phil Rosenthal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101043189
Size: 32.69 MB
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The creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, on how to make a sitcom classic and keep laughing This laugh-out-loud memoir takes readers backstage and inside the writers’ room of one of America’s best-loved shows. With more than 17 million viewers and more than seventy Emmy nominations—including two wins for best comedy—Everybody Loves Raymond reigned supreme in television comedy for almost a decade. Phil Rosenthal was there at the beginning. United by a shared lifetime of family dysfunction, he and Ray Romano found endless material to keep the show fresh and funny for its entire run. Alongside hilarious anecdotes from the series and his own career misadventures prior to working on the show, Rosenthal provides an enlightening and entertaining look at how sitcoms are written and characters developed. You’re Lucky You’re Funny is an inspiration to aspiring creators of comedy and a must read for the show’s millions of devoted fans.

How Lucky You Are

Author: Kristyn Kusek Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781455518548
Size: 25.82 MB
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"In the tradition of Emily Giffin and Marisa de los Santos, HOW LUCKY YOU ARE is an engaging and moving novel about three women struggling to keep their longstanding friendship alive. Waverly, who's always been the group's anchor, runs a cozy bakery but worries each month about her mounting debt. Kate is married to a man who's on track to be the next governor of Virginia, but the larger questions brewing in their future are unsettling her. Stay-at-home mom Amy has a perfect life on paper, but as the horrific secret she's keeping from her friends threatens to reveal itself, she panics. As life's pressures build all around them, Waverly knows she has some big decisions to make. In doing so, she will discover that the lines between loyalty and betrayal can become blurred, happy endings aren't always clear-cut, and sometimes you have to risk everything to gain the life you deserve."--Publisher's website.

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are

Author: Seuss
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
ISBN: 0385379331
Size: 30.54 MB
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Dr. Seuss’s irrepressible optimism is front and center in Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? “When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad . . . you should do what I do!” So begins the terrific advice of the wise old man in the Desert of Drize. This classic book provides the perfect antidote for readers of all ages who are feeling a bit down in the dumps. Thanks to Dr. Seuss’s trademark rhymes and signature illustrations, readers will, without a doubt, realize just how lucky they truly are. From the Hardcover edition.

Get Lucky

Author: Thor Muller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276930
Size: 38.58 MB
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A guide to getting luck on your side As the pace of change accelerates and the volume of information explodes, we're under great pressure to connect just in time with the people and ideas we need to thrive. But we can no longer plan our way to success—there will always be factors beyond our control. This uncertainty, however, cultivates one of today's key drivers of success: serendipity. More than blind luck, serendipity can produce quantifiable results: breakthrough ideas, relationships that matter, effortless cooperation, synchronized market timing, and more. Get Lucky shows businesses how to succeed by fostering the conditions for serendipity to occur early and often. Distills planned serendipity into eight key elements: preparedness, motion, activation, attraction, connection, commitment, porosity, and divergence Features stories of serendipity in action at well-known companies including Avon, Target, Steelcase, Google, Facebook, Walmart, and more Written by serial entrepreneurs and cofounders of Get Satisfaction, a breakout platform for online customer service communities with over 100,000 clients Planned serendipity is not an abstract, magical notion, but a practical skill. Get Lucky is the indispensable resource for anyone who wants to learn this skill and to make serendipity work for them.

If You Re Lucky

Author: Yvonne Prinz
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616205547
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When seventeen-year-old Georgia’s brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world, Georgia refuses to believe Lucky’s death was just bad luck. Lucky wouldn’t have surfed in waters more dangerous than he could handle. Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been Lucky’s best friend. Soon Fin is working for Lucky’s father, charming Lucky’s mother, dating his girlfriend. Georgia begins to wonder: did Fin murder Lucky in order to take over his whole life? Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about Lucky’s death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. Georgia is certain she’s getting closer to the truth about Fin, but as she does, her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what she’s saying. Is Georgia’s descent into madness causing her to see things that don’t exist--or to see a deadly truth that no one else can?