The New Better Off

The New Better Off


  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Publisher: Seal Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781580055802
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Are we living the good life—and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure—illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it’s also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea—people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

Better Off Without  Em

Better Off Without Em


  • Release: 2013-07-16
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 312 page
  • ISBN: 9781451616668
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Describes the author's road trip investigation into the cultural divide of the United States during which he met possum-hunting conservatives and prayer warriors before concluding that both sides might benefit if the South seceded.

Better Off

Better Off


  • Release: 2004-08-03
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 233 page
  • ISBN: 9780060570040
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A graduate working on a program to study the effects of technology on society describes his residence in a Mennonite-type community and recounts how his wife and he experienced health benefits and overall life satisfaction during their stay.

Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead


  • Release: 2017-10-31
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781250066497
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After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school. Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He’s returned from the dead (after a bad bike accident, no helmet), yet not a lot has changed. He’s always been an outcast. But it’s not just being a zombie that makes Adrian feel different. He notices the world has changed, too: bees are vanishing, forest fires are burning, super-flus are spreading. The holographic advertisements in the night sky assure people that all is well. Adrian and his friends – a beekeeping boy, a mysterious new girl, and a seventh-grade sleuth – aren’t so sure. When they discover a birdlike drone has been spying on Adrian, the clues lead to two powerful corporate moguls. What do they really want? James Preller brings his singular humor to Better Off Undead, a middle-grade zombie story that's about fitting in as much as it's about the end of the world. This title has Common Core connections.

Better Off Red

Better Off Red


  • Release: 2011
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  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 1602825742
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Every sorority has its secrets... And college freshman Ginger Carmichael couldn't care less. She has more important things on her mind, like maintaining her perfect GPA. No matter how much she can't stand the idea of the cliques and the matching colors, there's something about the girls of Alpha Beta Omega—their beauty, confidence, and unapologetic sexuality—that draws Ginger in. But once initiation begins, Ginger finds that her pledge is more than a bond of sisterhood, it’s a lifelong pact to serve six bloodthirsty demons with a lot more than nutritional needs. Despite her fears, Ginger falls hard for the immortal queen of this nest, and as the semester draws to a close, she sees that protecting her family from the secret of her forbidden love is much harder than studying for finals.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 296 page
  • ISBN: 9780823234462
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What has the zombie metaphor meant in the past? Why does it continue to be, so prevalent in our culture? This collection seeks to provide an archaeology of the zombietracing its lineage from Haiti, mapping its various cultural transformations, and suggesting the post-humanist direction in which the zombie is ultimately heading.

Better Off Famous

Better Off Famous


  • Release: 2013-11-05
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781466856363
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Fame is awesome, right? Partying every night at the hottest clubs. Hanging with the coolest stars. Having your picture in every magazine. Yeah, that's what Annie Hoffman thought too. Until she became a celebrity. In Better Off Famous? by Jane Mendle, all Annie ever wanted for her sixteenth birthday was a driver's license and a spot at Julliard's prestigious high school violin program. Well, she got neither. But as luck would have it, a casting director for fall's hottest new television show happens to be at the Julliard auditions, and Annie wows him. He thinks her look is exactly what his show, a teen soap set at a posh New York school, has been missing. And just like that, Annie gets cast as the naive "new girl," and her life is turned upside down. Sure, the perks are great, the wardrobe is awesome, and her tutor is a super hot genius... but being stalked day and night by paparazzi out to catch her in her worst light---not so fun! Can Annie learn to balance her life-- and her partying-- before the press, and the public, write her off for good?

Better Off Friends

Better Off Friends


  • Release: 2014-02-25
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780545551465
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For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can't be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan's friends. They are platonic and happy that way. Eventually they realize they're best friends -- which wouldn't be so bad if they didn't keep getting in each other's way. Guys won't ask Macallan out because they think she's with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can't help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated? From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again -- and one kiss away from true love?

Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead


  • Release: 2011-10-04
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781429995726
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Dark magic, unknown enemies, monsters of every stripe—FBI profiler Jace Valchek has seen it all. In this bizarre parallel universe, shape-shifting werewolves and blood-thirsty vampires don't even warrant a raised eyebrow. That is, until Jace has to face what life might look like as one of them ... It starts off as just another run-of-the-mill assignment: to track down the rogue don of a mafia werewolf family before he upsets the delicate balance of the underworld. But Jace wasn't counting on being bitten...and soon she's fighting the growing wolf inside her with a startling antidote—vampirism. Stopping a bloody gangland war won't be easy when Jace is feeling some new, and very inhuman, desires ... In Better Off Undead, Book 4 in The Bloodhound Files, DD Barant takes Jace farther than ever before ... and the result is "A stellar addition to an already outstanding series" (RT Book Reviews).

Perfect Girls  Starving Daughters

Perfect Girls Starving Daughters


  • Release: 2008
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 382 page
  • ISBN: PSU:000065253588
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Draws on original research and more than one hundred interviews with patients, psychologists, nutritionists, and others to analyze the pervasiveness of eating disorders and body-image-related emotional challenges in today's generation of young women. Reprint.