Best Adam Resnick books
Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation
Best price for this book: $ 8.02
Emmy Award–winning writer Adam Resnick began his career at Late Night with David Letterman before honing his chops in movies and cable television, including HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. While courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial,” Resnick plunges readers deep into his troubled psyche in this uproarious memoir-in-essays. Shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt and overwrought by obsessions, he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth. Resnick is cut from the same strange cloth as Louis C.K., and Will Not Attend showcases his writing at its brazenly hilarious best.
Bust: How I Gambled and Lost a Fortune, Brought Down a Bank--and Lived to Pay for It
Adam B. Resnick
Best price for this book: $ 12.97
On the surface, Adam Resnick was your typical guy next door, a friendly, charismatic father of two. But he spent the first decade of his adult life winning and losing fortunes playing blackjack and betting on sports, sometimes winning and losing millions in mere hours–until, in one frenzied night, he received a phone call that was his moment of reckoning, and that sounded the death knell for his lifelong addiction.
Bust is a white–knuckled story of the highs and lows of a world–class gambler. Introduced to gambling at the age of six, Resnick was a whiz kid who was winning tens of thousands by his teens. A successful businessman, he won and lost millions at the gambling tables throughout his twenties–and wrote more than 130 bad checks to cover his losses. Resnick's high–rolling lifestyle opened the door to the parties 'n' celebrities universe of Las Vegas, while at the same time introducing him to the underbelly of bookies and mobsters. He was surrounded by a host of enablers who lent him cash–often at exorbitant rates that enriched their pockets at his expense. And, finally, he found what seemed like the answer to his prayers: An insider at a family–owned Chicago bank who gave him an open line of credit. It all came to a head one fateful morning when a phone call informed him that he had 24 hours to deposit $3,000,000 into a bank account. Cornered by sure financial ruin, a prison sentence, and worse, Resnick drove to a casino in Hammond, Indiana, with a million dollars in cash . . . won up to $8 million in one night . . . and then lost it all before he left the table. In one frenzied night–captured on casino videotape–Resnick brought down that bank, and won himself a jail sentence for bank fraud.
Adam Resnick's story is both moving and timely. Coming when the multi–billion–dollar gambling industry is bigger than ever and celebrity poker tournaments are the rage, this stinging indictment of gambling's dark side and portrait of a lifelong addict will draw readers who want to know more about what it is to be a high roller–the risks, the exhilaration, and the eventual collapse
Writers of the Future Volume 30: The Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future)
Best price for this book: $ 8.95
Writers of the Future: Volume 30
This is your window into incredible worlds of wizardry, warfare and wonder.
This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind lurking just beyond your imagination…and reaching deep into your wildest dreams.
This is your ticket to tomorrow.
Celebrate the future of science fiction and fantasy…now.
“Keep the Writers of the Future going. It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD
Included: Bonus short stories by Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick & L. Ron Hubbard & a color spread highlighting the story illustrations
Writers of the Future Volume 27 (L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future)
Best price for this book: $ 3.99
How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth
Best price for this book: $ 9.93
A fascinating octopus of a book on global change, reaching in all directions at once.-Library Journal
This collection of 101 essays from some of today's most notable thinkers and leaders focuses on the large problems of society, as well as every day challenges, and encourages readers to envision a positive change. The essays explore the themes of peace, democracy, prosperity, racial harmony, ecology, and health, encouraging readers to find meaning in their own lives and share it with others.
A Miracle of Rare Design
Best price for this book: $ 6.76
Immersing himself in military assignments that have made him a first contact liaison with alien worlds, officer William Lennox, a shape-shifter, pursues his obsession for outer-space cultures, and gets more attention from humanity than he desires.
Everything Pasta Book (Everything Series)
Jane Parker Resnick
Best price for this book: $ 70.08
Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Best price for this book: $ 8.88
These days, Dave has just the right amount of spare time to write books at home, preferably in his underwear, but things weren’t always perfect. When he found himself pushing thirty while still living with his parents in Cleveland, unsuited for anything but what an “employment expert” vaguely called a career in “art, music, writing, or entertainment,” he decided to visit some friends in New York for the weekend and never left. However, getting his life together wasn’t as easy as he’d hoped, and even an illegally subletted, rent controlled fifth-floor walk-up studio apartment with a (for the most part) working toilet wasn’t glamorous enough to erase the fact that his four siblings were all married with steady jobs and actual human offspring. And in recent years, Dave’s father had grown tired of loaning him cash and living alone in the empty family home, neither of which made much sense to Dave, but whatever.
Through the process of his father’s eventual move to a retirement community, Dave and his dad bonded over the things in life that really matter: scorching-hot rock jams, the gluten allergy craze, eighteen-wheelers, Italian food (pizza and spaghetti), and whatever else could possibly be left after that. Meanwhile, Dave discovered his late-blooming manhood via experiences as disparate and dangerous as a visit to a remote Mexican prison, where he learned that people everywhere love the Eagles, and a martial arts class that pushed his resolve and his groin to their limit. In Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Hill’s voice is sharp, carefree, laced with just the right amount of profanity, and he is—seemingly despite himself—deeply empathetic as he portrays a difficult time in his family’s life and grows up just enough to realize that maybe he and his dad aren’t so different after all.
Developing Navy Capability to Recover Forces in Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazard Environments (Research Report)
Best price for this book: $ 20.43