stuart a life backwards amazon In this extraordinary book, Alexander Masters has created a moving portrait of a troubled man, an unlikely friendship, and a desperate world few ever see. A gripping who-done-it journey back in time, it begins with Masters meeting a drunken Stuart lying on a sidewalk in Cambridge, England, and leads through layers of hell…back through crimes and misdemeanors, prison and homelessness, suicide attempts, violence, drugs, juvenile halls and special schools–to expose the smiling, gregarious thirteen-year-old boy who was Stuart before his long, sprawling, dangerous fall. Shocking, inspiring, and hilarious by turns, Stuart: A Life Backwards is a writer’s quest to give voice to a man who, beneath his forbidding exterior, has a message for us all: that every life–even the most chaotic and disreputable–is a story worthy of being told.From the Hardcover edition..

life is sweet a chocolate box short story collection The Chocolate Box GirlsSix fantastic stories, which one will be your favourite?Bittersweet - Will Honeys cry for help cause trouble for Shay and Cherry?Chocolates and Flowers - Can Alfie plan the perfect Valentines Day surprise without breaking Summers heart?Hopes and Dreams - Will Jodie finally take a risk and step into the spotlight?Moon and Stars - Is Finch and Skyes whirlwind romance in trouble?Snowflakes and Wishes - Caught up in another daring animal rescue, can Lawrie and Coco save the day?Hearts and Sunsets - Now that Ashs summer of adventure is coming to an end, what does the future hold for him and Honey?Dip into the world of the Chocolate Box Girls with this delicious collection of short stories.This fantastic collection includes Cathy Cassidys four e-shorts, available in print for the very first time and a brand new, never before seen, story. A must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls!.

high school life minus one The year is 1969, a time of turmoil for the United States—and for thirty-year-old Emily Bean, who, following her devastating divorce, leaves her home in the New Hampshire mountains to work as a teacher in the state’s coastal region.Still in love with her ex-husband, David, Emily struggles to adjust to single life. Women’s liberation and the freewheeling sixties had only been on the perimeter of her married life, so even walking into a restaurant alone makes insecure Emily self-conscious.The men in town are quick to notice an available and attractive young woman with legs made for miniskirts. Emily falls into relationships with two men, one of whom could be her way back to the safe life that she lost.But in this portrait of a woman on the brink of self-realization, Emily must learn whether or not she can truly recapture the past..

life on a mobius strip If you already understand the basics of Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software, you ll be ready to move on to the sophisticated topics in this updated edition of Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions will teach you the real-world production secrets that professional animators use to achieve amazing results. In the second edition, you will find extensive and updated coverage of the latest theories and trends in addition to an enclosed CD with exclusive content to help you sharpen your skills..