WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2015 WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014 WINNER OF THE 2014 COSTA NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY LITERARY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 NOMINATED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 How to be both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance. 'Brims with palpable joy' Daily Telegraph 'She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense' Alain de Botton 'I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul' Evening Standard Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Artful, There but for the, Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.
Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Art. In the first edition of HOW WE DO BOTH (2012), we asked a group of established artists to respond to three questions: How do you logistically balance art making and motherhood? Does your art making require a "room of one's own"? Did having children enhance your creativity? Some responded directly to these questions while others used the questions as an inspiration for an essay. Our aim with this second edition is not only to print more copies but to show that our community of artists is continually growing. Our hope with this second collection is to diversify further the voice of the mother artist, which at times is interpolated through a collective experience but still remains unique through the power of individual choice.
Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Art. Contributors include: Marina Berio, Katharina Bosse, Susan Bright, Moyra Davey, Joanne Leonard, Joelle Jensen, Justine Kurland, Wangechi Mutu, Rachelle Mozman, Penelope Umbrico, Eti Wade, and Deborah Willis. HOW WE DO BOTH: ART AND MOTHERHOOD is a diverse collection of honest responses from contemporary artists who have walked—and are still walking—the tenuous rope of motherhood and making art (not necessarily in that order).
Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive, and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. How to be both is a novel all about the versatility of art. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving, genre-bending conversation among forms, times, truths, and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structure gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real—and all life’s “givens” get a second chance.
Book & CD-ROM. The dream of starting a floral business can easily become a reality. Florist shop owners enjoy creating beautiful floral arrangements for individuals or special occasions. According to the customer's order, they cut and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage. They design arrangements by trimming flowers and arranging bouquets, sprays, wreaths, dish gardens, and terrariums. This book will teach you all you need to know about getting started in your own florist business in the minimum amount of time. Here is the manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable, quickly growing segment of the retail industry. This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of a floral shop. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a store. If you enjoy meeting people, this may be the perfect business for you. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no entrepreneur should be without. While providing detailed instructions and examples, the author leads you through finding a location that will bring success, drawing up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan that can be used in Microsoft Word), buying (and selling) a floral store, pricing formulas, sales planning, tracking competitors, bookkeeping, media planning, pricing, copy writing, distribution channel planning, hiring and firing employees, motivating workers, managing and training employees, accounting procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development. By reading this book you will become knowledgeable about basic cost control systems, retail math and pricing issues, floor plans and diagrams, equipment layout and planning, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, IRS reporting requirements, customer service, direct sales, monthly profit and loss statements, tax preparation, low cost internal marketing ideas, management skills, low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. In addition, you will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep qualified professional staff, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to keep bringing customers back. The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. Store owners will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source for ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of a floral shop. It should be read by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a store. By reading this book you will become knowledgeable about basic cost control systems, retail math and pricing issues, legal concerns, IRS reporting requirements, monthly profit and loss statements, tax preparation, and management skills. You will learn sales and marketing techniques, customer service, direct sales, low-cost internal marketing ideas, low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customer and build sales, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. In addition, you will discover how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep qualified professional staff, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to keep bringing customers back.--COVER.
Understand what your teenage daughter really means—and learn to use your arguments to strengthen your bond with her. Mothers and teenage daughters argue more than any other child-parent pair—on average every two-and-a-half days. These quarrels, Terri Apter shows, are attempts to negotiate changes in a relationship that is valued by both mothers and daughters. A daughter often feels her mother doesn't know or understand her, and by fighting hopes to force her mother into a new awareness of who she really is, how she has changed, and what she is now capable of doing and understanding. But mothers often misinterpret their daughter's outbursts as signs of rejection, and they may pull back feeling hurt and confused. Through case studies and conversations between mothers and daughters, Apter shows mothers how to interpret the meanings behind a daughter's angry words and how to emerge from arguments with a new closeness.
Where Is My Money? Is what you are asking yourself daily, because it seems that no matter how hard you try to work Overtime, or obtain a 2nd. Job, or even trying your best to start a new business as an Entrepreneur, you just can't seem to make any new money to secure your financial future for you and your wonderful family. So I wrote this Book – “My Money – My Happiness... How To Finally Have Both”– in order for you to have a fair chance of making money just like the top one percent of the richest people of the world. Because....
Unique, innovative and creative approaches to management and leadership, after serving (honorably) several years in the United States Army, with an MBA Degree, BA History (University of Colorado), Masters in Project Management studied Law LL.B.(British Legal System) and Doctorate in Management. The research for this great work started since 1984 hitherto. The book is very unique in a class of its own regarding leadership in the 21st century and beyond. Simply pick up a copy and see for yourself. Complete refund if you are not 100% satisfied. A must read.
Learn everything there is to know about building a wood fire. Fire has brought humans together for millennia. The cozy warmth of the hearth and the adventure of the campfire draw the same attention today as they did 100 years ago. Part how-to, part history of fire, Building Wood Fires is an essential guide for anyone with a fireplace, backyard fire pit, or love of camping. Outdoor journalist and wilderness expert Annette McGivney shares years of expertise, providing tips from whereto build your fire pit to how to roast the perfect marshmallow and helpful diagrams to demonstrate essential techniques.
Mature readers only. How to Talk Dirty to Get You both in the Mood for Sex & Make Your Wildest Fantasies Come True! This book will help you save time, energy and money as it gives you all the most important techniques and strategies for you to have the mind-blowing sex you deserve! Are you a closet naughty girl wanting to brush up on your dirty talking skills? Or do you want to be one, but just not sure how to do it? Have you ever wanted to talk dirty to your man, but just wasn’t sure what to say much less how and when to say it? Many couples are looking for ways to enliven their sex life, which eventually lost its sting. Or maybe it's just a desire to try something new. In both cases, this book is something that definitely solves this problem. People do not realise how the power of words can change their lives - both sexual and social. Practising dirty talk in your bedroom not only can enliven relationship with your partner, but also can help you feel more relaxed, more open and as a result - happier. This book will teach you how to open up your mouth and voice what you want, what you love, and exactly how you want it, in the most attractive way possible. Ready to up your sexual skill level, improve your sex life and add a little more spice when the clothes come off? You deserve it!
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - Basics and General, grade: A, University of Toronto, course: Policy Analysis, language: English, abstract: This paper will elaborate on the nature of human decision making under conditions of uncertainty. Unlike other rational choice studies, it will not claim that the rational choice approach can explain every phenomenon, but rather that the method`s explanation depends on structural constraints, within which individual choices are made. In the end, this merger of the rational and institutionalist approaches in one complex model is should present a fundamental strength in explaining complex interdependence of human actions. The paper is based on assumption that even the concept of bounded rationality does not allow to capture the whole role of unreason in human affairs, and thus to explain it one needs to look at the environment (formal constraints and information). I do not deny the fact that human behaviour is subject to random errors. However, it is assumed that people’s intentions to behave rationally (i.e. consistent and adequately responsive to the reality) may fail due to imperfect institutional arrangements and incomplete information available at each particular point of time. In disequilibrium situations, reliance on intuition and emotions significantly increase. However, this does not invalidate the theory of rationality. Nor does it undermine the role of institutions (both formal and informal) in shaping human behaviour. This study will use the case of the current financial crisis which is largely described as a challenge to our assumptions about economic behaviour and the process of rational decision-making. It will argue that rational institutionalist arguments may be usefully applied to understand human behaviour and decision making leading up to the current financial crisis. From this perspective, financial regulators failed to come up with efficient rules of the game in view of increasing uncertainty induced by constantly changing financial markets (informal institutional redesign); market actors, on the other hand, were completely rational in a sense that their actions were motivated by the idea of profit maximization. The ultimate purpose of this paper is to examine what implications this case suggests for theory and policy, with particular attention to markets and government.
This book is about taking control of our lives and our culture and I don’t mean hip hop culture. I’m talking about African American or Black culture. It’s about creating our own wealth to be self-sufficient and self-fulfilling as a people. This book shines a light on our inability to be our brother’s keeper and the disadvantages of not being able to feed ourselves, clothe ourselves, shelter ourselves, and quench our own thirst.
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