Loser

Loser Author Jerry Spinelli
ISBN-10 9780061756825
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes an incredible story about how not fitting in might just lead to an incredible life. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade—making this a perfect classroom read—and watch his character develop, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. Supports the Common Core State Standards

When I Was a Loser

When I Was a Loser Author John McNally
ISBN-10 1416539379
Year 2007-03-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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For Anyone Who's Ever Been a Teenager Who's teenage years weren't terrible? Remember the scary older kids? The sadistic gym teacher? The smelly kid who sat next to you in science class? Your first fumbling kiss? That time you threw up in the cafeteria? Your first attempt at putting on a condom? The period that arrived unexpectedly? That awful fight with your parents? The first time you got drunk? That note you wrote that you shouldn't have written? The day you forgot to zip your fly? That monster zit? When, you wondered, would it all end? In When I Was a Loser, John McNally, author of the novel America's Report Card, assembles twenty-five original essays--often hilarious, sometimes tenderhearted, always evocative--about defining moments of high school loserdom. Brad Land, Julianna Baggott, Owen King, Johanna Edwards, and many more fresh, talented writers explore their own angst, humiliation, heartache, and other staples of teen life. These essays perfectly capture what it was like to be in high school: to experience so many things for the first time, to assert independence while desperately trying to fit in, to feel misunderstood and unable to articulate the wild swings between heartbreak, anger, and euphoria. One writer recalls how his grandmother helped him with his home perm in preparation for the Senior Class picture; another recounts her discovery, sometime after hitting puberty, of the power she held over boys and men, while at the same time she felt herself at their mercy; a third remembers the casual cruelties visited on him by the cooler kids, and the cruelties he, in turn, inflicted on kids below him on the social ladder. Utterly candid and compulsively readable, these essays conjure up and untangle those raw and formative years. The writers cringe and laugh at the teenagers they were, but at the same time, they honor their adolescence and the way it shaped their lives. Because, in truth, beneath the layers of adult respectability, we all still carry a little bit of our teenage selves around with us.

Be a Loser

Be a Loser Author Greer Childers
ISBN-10 9780812931419
Year 1999-12-31
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Through the daily, fifteen-minute routine of breathing, isometrics, and isotonic exercises that makes up her BodyFlex program, the author shows how to slim down and attain good muscle tone

The Loser

The Loser Author Thomas Bernhard
ISBN-10 1400077540
Year 2010-11-10
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.One of Bernhard's most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other-- the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator-- has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Red Flags

Red Flags Author Gary S. Aumiller
ISBN-10 9781101119082
Year 1999-09-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Sure he's gorgeous, funny, and charming--but early in any doomed relationship there are warning signals foretelling the bad news to come. Studies show that most women will try to justify these signs, excusing them so they don't interfere with their fantasy of having met the perfect man. Unfortunately, such signs are usually all too prophetic--they are the essence of what Drs. Gary Aumiller and Daniel Goldfarb call "Red Flags." The question then becomes how to detect and respond to a Red Flag before it's too late. This first-of-its-kind book will help readers determine a man's all-important "loser potential" within the first three dates.Each chapter includes a profile of a different loser, a post-date quiz to help you determine if Mr. Right is Mr. Wrong, and important information about the best way to break up with him. Red Flags has all the fun of a magazine quiz combined with the expertise of psychologists who specialize in the techniques used by the police to profile criminals. They know how to spot the rejects--and now you will, too!

Loser Novel Study

Loser  Novel Study Author Nat Reed
ISBN-10 9781553191490
Year 2008-05-08
Pages 55
Language en
Publisher Rainbow Horizons Publishing
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Loser is the story about the childhood of a young boy who never wins at games, trips on his own feet, raises his hand without ever knowing the correct answer, and falls down laughing at any unusual word. The novel traces Donald Zinkoff's journey from first to sixth grade. It details his important friendships, marks his relationships with different teachers, and describes how he copes with various shortcomings that everyone but himself and his parents deem terribly important. “Loser” is an excellent novel, which sensitively deals with the human spirit and the importance of failure. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, discussion questions, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.

What a Loser

What a Loser Author Pankaj Dubey
ISBN-10 9789351185840
Year 2013-12-15
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Pandey Anil Kumar Sinha (PAKS) comes to Delhi with precisely three things: One, his jaded old trunk full of sattu and achaar; Two, a borrowed dream of becoming an IAS officer from his clerk father; and three, to sleep with a milky white Punjabi girl. However, PAKS’s goals begin to change when he falls in love, enrols for English classes and finds cool friends. Then suddenly he is pushed to the forefront of college elections and he becomes a hero! PAKS is living his ultimate dream ... or is he? What will happen next? Will he ever get what he really wants? Find out in this laughathon full of clichés straight from the cow belt of India!

Always a Loser Forever a Champion

Always a Loser  Forever a Champion Author Tim Ehlerding
ISBN-10 9781616639938
Year 2011-02
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Tate Publishing
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A remnant of dedicated fans joined in from the stands and surrounding grounds... Those left were there because they had to stay––not because they wanted to. 'Always the loser, never the champ,' Nick mumbled, the scuffed helmet still covering his face. A clump of grass from the final tackle still clung to the bars on the facemask. He kept the headgear well-secured to shroud his watery eyes, still glassy from the result of the night's battle. Looking around, he noticed at least ten others still keeping their helmets on.For thirty nine years, the phrase 'always a loser' echoed in the halls of not only the North Adams football team, but the entire Decatur community. Prognosticators reviewing this year's team with little talent and less size all said the Braves would add one more notch to their dismal history. For an entire city and a team of factory workers facing their own losses, the odds for success were even longer. 'Not this year' according to head football coach Tony Glandorf. 'No is not an answer,' four workers proclaimed. 'We will not fail,' the city's Mayor shouted out. As a player, two teams, and an entire city try to carry on in the face of continual adversity, can they find a way to 'run to the green'?Always a Loser, Forever a Championis inspired by true stories.

The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook

The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook Author Devin Alexander
ISBN-10 9781605292946
Year 2008-11-11
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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As grocery costs continue to rise, many family cooks are finding themselves in a tough predicament: How can they feed their families healthy, satisfying meals without breaking the bank? In The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook, New York Times best-selling author Devin Alexander shows families that eating on a budget can be easy, nutritious--and delicious! With more than 125 recipes that will satisfy every member of the family, Chef Alexander provides complete, affordable options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with mix-and-match side dishes, healthy snacks, and desserts. From Broccoli & Cheddar Frittatas to Steak Fajita Quesadillas, Family Sized Meatball Parmesan to Peanut Butter Fudge Sundaes, these wholesome, satisfying dishes will become an essential part of every family cook's repertoire. In addition to an overview of the Biggest Loser eating plan and Chef Alexander's recipes, readers will find helpful cooking and cost-saving tips from favorite Biggest Loser contestants and online club members. They will also find simple ways to get kids involved in the kitchen and fun ideas for family mealtimes. Designed to make healthy eating accessible for everyone, The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook will help pad wallets--not waistlines.

The Biggest Loser 101 Best Recipes

The Biggest Loser 101 Best Recipes Author The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast
ISBN-10 9781609613495
Year 2011-08-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Throughout the numerouse seasons of The Biggest Loser, America has watched the contestants lose more than 25,000 pounds. In addition to the hardcore workouts the Biggest Losers put in each day at the Ranch, the most essential component of their weight loss plan is eating healthy foods that are low in calories--but big on flavor. At the Ranch the contestants learn about nutrition, portion control, and meal preparation--and by the time they leave the campus, even those who have never spent much time in the kitchen can cook wholesome, delicious meals for their families back home. In The Biggest Loser 101 Best Recipes, you'll find the very best developed by The Biggest Loser experts and cast over the last seven years. Whether you're craving pizza or a burger, pasta or cupcakes--you'll find healthier, lower-calorie versions of all of your favorite foods right here, along with some new ingredients and flavors you may have never tried before. You don't have to give up the foods you love to lose weight--you just have to make smarter choices. And now, you have 101 ways to start losing weight and get health--one delicious bite at a time.

The Loser

The Loser Author Oren Hall
ISBN-10 9781493175284
Year 2014-02-20
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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I am writing a story of my life. I went into the produce business when I was 12 years old. In 1967 I met and worked for the biggest Teamster boss in the world for nine months. He was sent to prison and later on that same year I was sent to prison. I’ve been in and out the prison system for 35 years and wrongly convicted three times. In 1986, I worked for the FBI and was promised 15% of all money collected in the raids, which was 4.2 million after 28 million was collected to express twisted justice.

The Biggest Loser Success Secrets

The Biggest Loser Success Secrets Author The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast
ISBN-10 1605297755
Year 2008-03-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Millions of viewers have watched the contestants on The Biggest Loser, NBC's hit show, radically transform their bodies and their lives. In turn, many of those inspired fans have shed countless pounds on their own by following The Biggest Loser weight-loss program. But as anyone who has tried to get in shape knows, the hardest part of any regimen isn't the battle of the bulge--it's the battle of the mind! Now, the contestants share their diet and exercise success secrets and confess what helped them overcome their biggest challenges. Through their astonishingly candid revelations, you'll learn how to: Find the time and energy to work out Overcome powerful cravings for your favorite foods Avoid slipping back into unhealthy--but comfortable--habits Power through weight-loss plateaus Overcome the temptation to quit and regain focus Maintain weight after reaching your goal Staying healthy is a daily battle--and The Biggest Loser contestants have learned what it takes to win! Discover how their tried-and-true diet and exercise tips, insider wisdom, and personal stories can help you achieve your goals and live the life you've always wanted.

Loser

Loser Author Ken McCoy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076196818
Year 2008
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher
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'There was a moan. Blood was bubbling from Alistair Waring's mouth. It would be the humane thing to do to finish him off. But Shooey was suddenly squeamish. For God's sake die, you stupid bastard! He went over and knelt beside the prostrate man. Surely he can't last much longer." So begins the new Sam Carew mystery. A lawyer is found bludgeoned to death by a golf club in his own home and when Jim Omerod is fingered as the killer his wife, an ex girlfriend of Sam's has no where else to turn. Sam believes Jim to be innocent but his investigation is delayed as he makes enemies with the local travellers by hospitalizing three of them and has to help escort a valuable painting across to Unsworth from Amsterdam.