When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she´d speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. ´´What do we do when life doesn´t go the way we hoped?´´ begins Pema. ´´We say ´I´m a failure.´´´ But what if failing wasn´t just ´´okay´´... but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Here, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on facing the unknown - in ourselves and in the world - and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For listeners of all faiths who are at a life crossroads, this brilliant gem of kindness and clarity is sure to earn its place in our kitchens, offices, and backpacks, ready to help us get back on our feet and into our hearts. Includes an in-depth interview with Pema Chödrön and Tami Simon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pema Chödrön. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000709/sp_true_000709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to fail forward. In life, we can take failure as a set back or a learning experience. Hear how we can learn from our failures and have a truly ´´high impact life´´. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/himp/000053/sp_himp_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why We Fail at Love is a study into the pursuit of one of mankind´s most precious desires.... For more information on this program, to listen to an audio sample, or to see our full catalog of titles, visit us at 2ndEmpireMedia.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Burnham Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053583/bk_acx0_053583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. ´The Influence Fails´ is a mystery story involving a dastardly plot. A young man finds himself suddenly and unexpectedly in a strange dining room in a house he has never been to before, with no memory of how he came to be there. A moment later, the owner of the house enters the room...and is naturally suspicious about the man´s motives. But how did he get there? Why did he come? What can it all mean? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000937/bk_redd_000937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Marc Maron´s life was a wreck. He´d been divorced multiple times and his career was in a serious slump. So he and an engineer friend decided to record some conversations with the people Marc knew best – comedians. The result is the hit podcast WTF which has put Marc back on the map and earned him accolades for his honest interviewing style.Then, Carol Dweck is a researcher at Stanford University. She says everybody fails but not everybody fails the right way. According to Dweck, it´s how we think about failure that matters. Dweck is the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.Next, Alison Weir is a historical biographer and novelist. She examines the life of Mary Boleyn as the sister who lost the king to her sister Anne and married a commoner. Weir is the author of the book Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings.And finally, Thomas Friedman says the US is falling behind on the global stage, failing to compete in arenas like education, infrastructure and economics. He´s the author of That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Created and How We Can Come Back. [Broadcast Date: October 5, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/121005/rt_tbon_121005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exemplary beauty in a young lady can be an intoxicating thing to young gentlemen. This is especially true when she catches the attention and intentions of a man who is so stricken by her that he is willing to give her anything but his blood. Some women with extreme beauty use their asset of attractiveness to glean expensive gifts from men and afterward they will throw them away like ordinary blokes, so that they can move on to their next victim. These type women are often referred to as gold diggers but sometimes the tables are turned and it is the male who dups the female into taking care of him. These type of gentlemen are often called gigolos, who make the common bloke´s working class heroism look far more honorable. There was such a woman who experienced the deceitful rewards of gold digging and the heartbreak of a man using her as well. While starting out as a woman of extremely good looks who could manipulate almost any young gentleman, Talylah Karleena found herself caught up in a web of using others and of being used. Does her story end tragically, joyfully, or a bit of both? This can be discovered within When Beauty Fails. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113350/bk_acx0_113350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An aspiring feminist and underappreciated housewife embarks on an odyssey to find human decency and goodness - and her high school English teacher - in New York Times best-selling author Matthew Quick´s offbeat masterpiece, a quirky ode to love, fate, and hair metal. Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else - a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident. Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metalhead little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt her chances on this madcap quest to restore a good man´s reputation and find renewed hope in the human race? Love May Fail is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, Timothy Fannon, Tonya Campos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004463/bk_harp_004463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The latest masterpiece from the New York Times best-selling author of The Silver Linings Playbook. Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her cheating husband and their posh Florida life, she finds herself transported back home and back to square one. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high-school English teacher who has retired after a violent incident in the classroom. But she quickly learns that it´s not a one-woman job. Luckily she meets a few people on her journey. Can Chuck, the handsome brother of Portia´s old school friend, together with a sassy nun and a metalhead little boy, help Portia´s chances in her bid for renewed hope in the human race? It´s going to be quite a ride. Moving and funny, Love May Fail is about the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know deep down you are meant to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, Tonya Campos, Tim Fannon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000835/bk_macm_000835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One woman, frightened and sad, can´t find how to leave her abusive husband when he threatens and intimidates her. Another woman gleefully contemplates strangling the men who don´t make her happy. He´s abusing me. Or am I abusing myself if I walk into a yard that has the sign ´´THIS DOG BITES´´? ´´If you walk into the yard, the dog bites you,´´ says Katie. ´´That´s his job. If you walk into the yard a second time, you bite you.´´ Men should make me happy. If this doesn´t work, who´s left? ´´Make a list of all the things you want men to give you,´´ Katie suggests, ´´and give them to yourself.´´ There are no victims in the world of Byron Katie - only people who are too unconscious to take 100-percent responsibility for themselves. With The Work, there´s no statement we make about others that we can´t investigate and turn around to ourselves. Discover in these two dialogues how every difficult turnaround brings amazing gifts - everything we need to change our lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byron Katie Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/byro/000012/sp_byro_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.