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The Girl in the Italian Bakery – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Girl in the Italian Bakery by Kenneth tingle is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 56 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/tNvEQg into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Biographies

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Life didn’t do Kenny Tingle any favors. In The Girl in the Italian Bakery, follow his journey from childhood in a tough housing project north of Boston, the abduction and disappearance of a childhood friend, to the complete destruction of a family. His introduction to crime and the years he spent in foster homes. The poor choices he made in high school and the startling climax on prom night. Although he never has trouble meeting girls, the one girl he longs for always seems out of reach. The Girl in the Italian Bakery is the remarkably true story of always keeping hope, even when there is little left to hope for. This is a story of surviving through extreme adversity, and, ultimately, redemption.

Author Kenneth M. Tingle is a former United States Marine. His various duties included membership in a security detachment for the U.S. embassy, Cairo, Egypt. He holds degrees in Health Care Management and Registered Nursing, both earned with honors. As a college student he was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society. He has worked in numerous medical specialties, including Cardio-Pulmonary medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitative Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, considered one of the best hospitals in the United States (U.S. News and World Report). He has worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in both the Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Retardation. He enjoys jogging and physical fitness, as well as spending time with wife Kathy, son Ken Jr., and daughter Nicole. He lives in Windham, New Hampshire.

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The Other Side of Wall Street – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Other Side of Wall Street: In Business it Pays to Be an Animal, In Life It Pays to Be Yourself by Todd Harrison is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 50 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/pZP02C into your computer’s web browser.

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This is a story of personal experience, although none of what you’re about to read comes from a place of perceived accomplishment. I’m not particularly proud of some of the details in this book, but they helped shape the person I am today.

I confused net worth with self-worth.

I didn’t know the difference between having fun and being happy.

I looked for validation in the bottom of a bank account, and when I arrived at where I thought I wanted to be, I wanted—and needed—more.

…I never thought I was that guy.

In this stunning personal memoir, founder and CEO of Minyanville Media and former president of Cramer Berkowitz, Todd Harrison narrates his incredible Wall Street story: a tale of rise, fall, and redemption so remarkable that Oliver Stone featured it in his 20th anniversary Wall Street documentary. 

Harrison reveals the hidden side of Wall Street: the extreme personalities, the testosterone-driven lifestyles, the euphoria, the despair…and what happens when it’s all over. 

You’ll share a ringside view of the rise of high-stakes finance through the ’90s and ’00s—and the titanic collapse that followed. You’ll also discover what it’s really like to partner with Jim Cramer—the highs, the lows, and everything in between.

This is a story you had to live to tell. Harrison lived it and survived to tell it—unforgettably.

• Entering the “golden door”

Joining Morgan Stanley in its 1990s heyday

• Hunger and passion, bliss and terror

Life with Cramer and the global markets

• Missing the “bigger trade”

Finding inner strength when the world changes and the calls stop

• Making peace, learning gratitude, moving forward

A new business, a new journey, a new life

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Palm Trees on the Hudson Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland & Interior Decorating by Elliot Tiber is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/nPKwRA into your computer’s web browser.

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Palm Trees on the Hudson is the hilarious prequel to Elliot Tiber’s bestseller Taking Woodstock. Before Elliot found financial success by bringing Woodstock Ventures to his upstate motel, he was one of Manhattan’s leading interior designers. Then Elliot’s career came to a halt due to a floating society party, Judy Garland, and the Mob.

In April 1968, Elliot was hired to throw an elegant dinner party aboard a luxury yacht on the Hudson River. Included on the guest list were New York’s rich and famous–politicians, financiers, and even Elliot’s icon, Judy Garland. The big night arrived. But when a fight broke out, resulting in the destruction of everything including the rented palms, Elliot’s event turned into a financial disaster. Things couldn’t get any worse–or so it seemed, until the Mob paid him a visit.

By turns comic and tragic, Palm Trees on the Hudson is the take-no-prisoners memoir that gives readers a more intimate look at the man who went on to fight back at Stonewall and who helped give birth to the Woodstock Nation.

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The World According to Oprah Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The World According to Oprah: An Unauthorized Portrait in Her Own Words by Ken Lawrence is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 3 out of 5 stars based on 3 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/m7d4fd into your computer’s web browser.

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Oprah Winfrey rose out of hardship and incredible poverty to become one of the most recognized and well-respected people in the world. In The World According to Oprah, Ken Lawrence captures this amazing woman in her own words, as she expresses the ideas and beliefs that made her who she is today.

Since her start at a tiny Nashville radio station, Oprah Winfrey has become a media mogul, founding a film and television production company, an inspirational magazine, and a $20 million public charity, and cofounding a cable network for women. Abused as a child, she has even helped to pass a law that protects children from abuse. The World According to Oprah is a collection of quotes from this talented and multifaceted woman.

* My show is really a ministry–a ministry that doesn’t ask for money. I can’t tell you how many lives we’ve changed–or inspired to change.

* My father turned my life around by insisting I could be more than I was.

* Although I’m grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.

* Real success comes when you learn to act as if everything depends on you, and pray as if everything depends on God. God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can ever dream for yourself.

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Contemptible Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Contemptible: A Soldier’s Tale of the Great War by Arnold Gyde is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/mjH5z2 into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the very brief description from the Amazon website:

A Soldier with the British Expeditionary Forces recounts his story of the horror of war.

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Admit One Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Admit One: My Life in Film by Emmett James was free for just a few hours the first week of February, and is free today from the Amazon Kindle store; needless to say, if you are interested in this one I strongly suggest you grab it now as it may disappear quickly again (then again, it could stay free for months this time – who knows?).  It has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 27 customer reviews, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here.

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First set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, Admit One details how Emmett James escaped the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. With wry, self-deprecating humor and observation, the author reflects on, obsesses over, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. The author finds that his true calling is in transiting one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor – America. We then follow the author on his numerous Hollywood adventures, watching as he glides smoothly from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards under the alias of a nominated screenwriter, and eventually stumbles into acting in the highest-grossing movie of all time, Titanic. At every turn, the films that inspired Emmett James as a child resurface, and they serve to contextualize his humorous collection of stories in which he provides unique insights into the fascinating world of film.

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Gray Matter Free Today from Amazon Kindle Store

Gray Matter by David Levy and Joel Kilpatrick is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here.

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A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy’s decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled. Some are skeptical. Some are hostile, and some are quite literally transformed by the request.
Each chapter focuses on a specific case, opening with a detailed description of the patient’s diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer “request.” From there, readers get to look over Dr. Levy’s shoulder as he performs the operation, and then we wait—right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families—to see the final results.
Dr. Levy’s musings on what successful and unsuccessful surgical results imply about God, faith, and the power of prayer are honest and insightful. As we watch him come to his ultimate conclusion that no matter what the results of the procedure are, “God is good,” we cannot help but be truly moved and inspired.

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