Life with Big Green: A Memoir: Wayne Schmidt
Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction, 2014 ´´There is really no better indicator you´re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened.´´ This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood. Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out. Filled with personal stories - from the decision to become a mother to the heartbreak of miscarriage and ultimately, to the joy of raising a baby and living to tell about it - Sparkly Green Earrings will make you feel like you´re sitting across the table from your best friend. A must-listen for anyone who´s ever had a child or even thought about it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Shankle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000970/bk_hove_000970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Draymond Green: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Best All-Around Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s premier forwards, Draymond Green. Since entering the league as the 35th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, Draymond Green has crafted his way as one of the best in the game on both ends of the floor. With a high degree of skill on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, Draymond played a key role in the Warriors´ 2015 championship run. It should come as no surprise that Jerry West has called Draymond one of the top 10 players in the league today as of the 2015-2016 NBA season. Few big men have the multiple skillsets that Draymond possesses, making Draymond an asset to any team that he plays for. It will be exciting to see where Draymond´s career goes, as he already is an NBA Champion at the young age of 25. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shoots Veis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081108/bk_acx0_081108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Ernährung spielt für Kraftsportler eine herausragende Rolle. Schließlich muss der Körper genügend Energie zur Verfügung haben, damit ein intensives Training oder fordernde Wettkämpfe absolviert werden können. Besonders schwierig ist das Erreichen einer ausgewogenen Ernährung für Vegetarier, da sie bei der Auswahl ihrer Nahrung einer Reihe von Einschränkungen unterliegen. Dazu gehört es bspw., dass [strong]auf tierische Proteine verzichtet[/strong] werden muss und sich damit die Frage stellt, womit die Proteinbiosynthese im Körper angetrieben werden kann. Schließlich handelt es sich um einen wichtigen Prozess, wenn es um die Bildung neuer Muskeln geht. Sollte der Athlet sogar [strong]vegan[/strong] leben, fallen auch weitere Lebensmittel, die Milch und andere tierische Produkte enthalten, weg. Während also auch für Nicht-Vegetarier eine ausreichende Versorgung mit Nährstoffen problematisch sein kann, sieht die Situation für Vegetarier und Veganer deutlich schwieriger aus. Solchen Sportlern werden Produkte wie Vegetable Greens angeboten, die rein auf pflanzliche Bestandteile setzen. Eine Packung des Präparats bietet insgesamt [strong]510 g an pflanzlichen Stoffen[/strong] für die Ernährung von Kraftsportlern. [blockquote style=´´border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding: 8px;´´][b]Welche Stoffe wirken in Vegetable Greens?[/b][br /] Vegetable Greens enthält eine große Zahl von unterschiedlichen pflanzlichen Stoffen. Dazu gehören essentielle Fettsäuren wie [strong]Lecithin, das mit 1750 mg[/strong] pro Portion enthalten ist oder [strong]Leinsamenöl mit 200 mg[/strong]. Hierbei handelt es sich um langkettige, mehrfach ungesättigte Fettsäuren, die vom Körper selbst nicht hergestellt werden können. Die Ernährung wird zudem unterstützt mit Konzentraten grüner Nahrungsmittel wie [strong]grüne Gerste, Alfalfa, Buchweizen[/strong] und [strong]Spinat[/strong]. Ebenfalls enthalten sind Meerespflanzen wie Spirulina mit 1.000 mg pro Portion, 200 mg Chlorella und 20 mg Seetang sowie vielen weitere Meerespflanzen. An sekundären Pflanzenstoffen sind u.a. [strong]Acerola Beeren[/strong] vertreten, [strong]Blaubeeren, Traubenkernextrakt[/strong] und [strong]Lycopin[/strong]. Zu den weiteren Inhaltstoffen gehören Ballaststoffmischungen wie[strong] Apfelpektin[/strong] und [strong]Haferkleie[/strong]. Durch diese zahlreichen Inhaltsstoffe kann leicht zu einer ausgewogenen Ernährung beigetragen werden. [/blockquote][br /] [b]Worauf ist beim Verzehr von Vegetable Greens zu achten?[/b][br /] Optimal eingesetzt werden kann Vegetable Greens, wenn auf die Verzehrempfehlung geachtet wird. Nur dann kann davon ausgegangen werden, dass der Körper ausreichend mit den zusätzlichen Nährstoffen versorgt wird . Es sollte 1 Messlöffel bzw. 7,9 g des Pulvers mit etwa 250 ml Wasser oder Fruchtsaft verrührt und getrunken werden. Pro Tag ist dabei eine Portion ausreichend. [b]Inhalt:[/b] 510 g
´´We´re the buttf--kers of rock-and-roll, We want to sock it to your hole!´´ With these words written in a notebook, Jon Ginoli sets off on a journey of self-discovery and musical passion to become the founding member of Pansy Division, the first out and proud queercore punk rock band to hit the semi-big time. Set against the changing decades of music, we follow the band from their inception in San Francisco, to their search for a music label and a permanent drummer to their current status as indie rock icons. We see the highs - touring with Green Day - and the lows - homophobic fans - of striving for acceptance and success in the world of rock. Replete with the requisite tales of sex, drugs, groupies, band fights and label battles, this rollicking memoir is also an impassioned account of staying true to the artistic vision of queer rock´n´roll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Ginoli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011038/bk_adbl_011038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He inspires awe with his colorful costumes and helps ordinary people find a voice. With vocals so effective (in fact, they´re almost otherworldly), he turned a four-letter word into a global phenomenon. Without a doubt, CeeLo Green is a superhero of soul - and every superhero has an origin story. This story begins in The Dirty South, where South Atlanta´s native son transformed himself into the Abominable SHOWman. Along the way, innocence was lost; farther down the path, his parents passed on. Yet he still found family at the Dungeon with the likes of Goodie Mob, Outkast, L.A. Reid, and Lauryn Hill. Then one day he teamed up with Danger Mouse and everything went ´´Crazy.´´ Everybody´s Brother is the untold story of CeeLo Green´s rise from the streets of Atlanta to the top of the charts - a story so cool, so complex that his brother-from-another-mother, Big Gipp, couldn´t help but chime in. Now CeeLo gives his fans what they´ve been waiting for: an all-access pass into his perfectly imperfect mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Big Gipp, CeeLo Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001371/bk_hach_001371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Master Class in Organic Farming, a Lesson in Entrepreneurship, a Love Story, and a Legal Thriller. When the hail starts to fall, Atina Diffley doesn´t compare it to golf balls. She´s a farmer. It´s ´´as big as a B-size potato.´´ As her bombarded land turns white, she and her husband Martin huddle under a blanket and reminisce: the one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds; the eleven-inch rainfall (´´that broccoli turned out gorgeous´´); the hail disaster of 1977. The romance of farming washed away a long time ago. But the love? Never. In telling her story of working the land, coaxing good food from the fertile soil, Atina Diffley reminds us of an ultimate truth: we live in relationships - with the earth, plants and animals, families and communities. A memoir of making these essential relationships work in the face of challenges as natural as weather and as unnatural as corporate politics, her book is a firsthand history of getting in at the ´´ground level,´´ of organic farming. One of the first certified organic produce farms in the Midwest, the Diffleys´ Gardens of Eagan helped to usher in a new kind of green revolution in the heart of America´s farmland, supplying their roadside stand and a growing number of local food co-ops. This is a story of a world transformed - and reclaimed - one square acre at a time. As Atina Diffley tells her David-versus-Goliath tale, she gives readers everything from expert instruction in organic farming to an entrepreneur´s manual on how to grow a business, to a legal thriller about battling corporate arrogance, to a love story about a single mother falling for a good, big-hearted man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Atina Diffley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009603/bk_acx0_009603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his 50s, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a big house in the suburbs, a loving family, and a top job at an ad agency with a six-figure salary. By the time he turned 60, he had lost everything except his Ivy League education and his sense of entitlement. First, he was downsized at work. Next, an affair ended his 20-year marriage. Then, he was diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor, prognosis undetermined. Around the same time, his girlfriend gave birth to a son. Gill had no money, no health insurance, and no prospects. One day as Gill sat in a Manhattan Starbucks with his last affordable luxury, a latte, brooding about his misfortune and quickly dwindling list of options, a 28-year-old Starbucks manager named Crystal Thompson approached him, half joking, to offer him a job. With nothing to lose, he took it, and went from drinking coffee in a Brooks Brothers suit to serving it in a green uniform. For the first time in his life, Gill was a minority: the only older white guy working with a team of young African-Americans. He was forced to acknowledge his ingrained prejudices and admit to himself that, far from being beneath him, his new job was hard. And his younger coworkers, despite having half the education and twice the personal difficulties he´d ever faced, were running circles around him. The backdrop to Gill´s story is a nearly universal cultural phenomenon: the Starbucks experience. In How Starbucks Saved My Life, we step behind the counter of one of the world´s best-known companies and discover how it all really works, who the baristas are and what they love (and hate) about their jobs. Inside Starbucks, as Crystal and Mike´s friendship grows, we see what wonders can happen when we reach out across race, class, and age divisions to help a fellow human being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000739/bk_peng_000739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A coming-of-age memoir about a young boy in rural Arkansas who searches for himself and his distant father through soul music. Growing up in rural Arkansas, young Rashod Ollison turned to music to make sense of his life. The dysfunction, sadness, and steely resilience of his family and neighbors was reflected in the R&B songs that played on 45s in smoky rooms. Steeped in the sounds, the smells, and the salty language of rural Arkansas in the 1980s, Soul Serenade is the memoir of a pop music critic whose love for soul music was fostered by his father, Raymond. Drafted into the Vietnam War as a teenager, Raymond returned a changed man, ´´dead on the inside´´. After his parents´ volatile marriage ended in divorce, Rashod was haunted by the memory of his itinerant father and his mama´s long forgotten ´´sunshine smile´´. For six-year-old Rashod, his father´s record collection - the music of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, and others - provided solace, coherence, and escape. Moving nine times during his childhood, Rashod constantly adjusted to new schools and homes with his two sisters, Dusa and Reagan, and his mother, Dianne. Resilient and tough while also being distant and punitive, she worked multiple jobs, striving ´´to make ends wave at each other if they couldn´t meet´´. He spent time with his acerbic mother´s mother, Mama Teacake, and her family´s living-out-loud ways, which clashed with his father´s family - religious, discreet, and appropriate - where Rashod gravitated to Big Mama and Paw Paw, his father´s parents. Becoming aware of his same-sex attraction, Rashod felt further isolated and alone but was encouraged by mentors in the community who fostered his intelligence and talent. He became transformed through discovering the writing of Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, and other literary greats, and these books, along with the soulful sounds of the 1970s and ´80s, enabled him to thrive in spite ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. S. Treadway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004795/bk_rand_004795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you like true-life ghost stories? If so, the award-winning memoir, The Empty Lot Next Door, will awaken your innermost nightmare and scare you senseless! Whether or not you believe in ghosts, the true-life experience of Arthur Mills deserves consideration. Find out who Candle Face was, her taunting behavior, and how she turned a boy´s childhood into a living nightmare in The Empty Lot Next Door. Listen to The Empty Lot Next Door if you: like true ghost stories and believe in haunted houses fear the paranormal and scare easily are afraid of the dark and sleep with the lights on In a South Austin neighborhood, Ray (Arthur´s childhood name) and his family excitedly moves into a small house standing in the midst of a big, green lawn. Beside their house is a strange, vacant lot where a house apparently once stood, and where a huge wide hole in the back lays mysteriously. As a young boy with a lot of new friends, Ray considers the empty lot as an exciting playground. But the tale behind the lot keeps the boy intrigued and frightened as he learns that the house that was once there was burned down years ago, leaving a girl dead amid the fire. The little girl, as the neighborhood kids say, comes out in the night to regain her life. Determined to validate the authenticity of this tale, Ray daringly and mistakenly challenges the ghost, a challenge that he would forever regret. Soon, he becomes haunted by the little girl, who he named as Candle Face, visiting his dreams and leaving handprints and other signs even when he is awake. Many years later, Ray, now a military man, commits another mistake by telling his wife about his dark past. Along with the tale of the empty lot, he discloses to her the truth about the circumstances of his brother´s suicide and the dreams of torment he and Candle Face bestowed upon him for many years. With the past once again revived, Ray faces anothe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Molberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061735/bk_acx0_061735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.