Kanye West is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to explore a variety of different musical styles on subsequent albums that included the baroque-inflected Late Registration (2005), the arena-inspired Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. West´s seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. West is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his age. Three of his albums rank on Rolling Stone´s 2012 ´´500 Greatest Albums of All Time´´ list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063835/bk_acx0_063835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James returns - he reveals that a psychiatrist has put him on drugs because he´s shy. Allan Stevens takes the stage and gets friendly with the audience, especially the women. Then he tells Dom and James about the history of L.A. comedy. Then, Cash Levy lets loose with cheeky words of wisdom, and Maz Jobrani unleashes some Middle Eastern-flavored zingers. Allan Stevens Allan Stevens has a long and illustrious career in comedy and has performed alongside many of the greats. Aside from performing stand-up comedy, he worked as a writer on the hit sitcom Roseanne. Cash Levy Cash Levy has been seen on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He can be heard daily on XM Radio, Sirius, and he´s appeared on The Bob and Tom Show. With 15 years of stand-up comedy expertise and national exposure, Cash has entertained at sold-out comedy clubs throughout the country. Maz Jobrani In the fall of 1994, while beginning his Ph.D. in political science at UCLA, Maz Jobrani visited the university´s prestigious theater program. He was instantly hooked, and this led him to drop out of the program and pursue his childhood passion of acting and comedy. Maz has become one of the country´s top comedians, and he is a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. Their Comedy Central Special premiered in 2007 as the first all Middle Eastern show on American TV. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/071002/pf_lafa_071002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A. Frewer / U. Fahr / W. Rascher: Patientenwille, Vorsorge und Ethik. Zur Einführung - I. Schwerpunkt: Patientenverfügung und Ethik - G. Bockenheimer-Lucius: Die Patientenverfugung in der Praxis. Grundlagen ärztlichen Handelns und klinischen Entscheidens - A. T. May: Beratung zu Vorsorgemöglichkeiten. Patientenverfugungen zwischen Politik, Ethik und Praxis - M. Rothhaar / R. Kipke: Die Patientenverfugung als Ersatzinstrument. Differenzierung von Autonomiegraden als Grundlage für einen angemessenen Umgang mit Patientenverfugungen - B. van Oorschot: Patientenverfugungen im Gespräch: Befragungsergebnisse und Beratungserfahrung - S. Sahm / L. Schröder: Verbreitung von Patientenverfugungen und stellvertretende Entscheidung durch Angehörige: Präferenzen für die Entscheidungsfindung am Lebensende - eine empirische Untersuchung - II. Forum: Interdisziplinäre Diskussionsbeiträge - A. Frewer / U. Fahr: Ethikberatung zu Patientenverfugungen. Erfahrungen und Beispiele am Universitätsklinikum Erlangen - J.-D. Hoppe: Patientenverfugungen und Ethikberatung in der Praxis. Die Position der Bundesärztekammer - K. Kutzer: Rechtslage und Entwicklung des parlamentarischen Verfahrens zur Patientenverfugung - D. Sontheimer: Suizid durch Patientenverfugung? Ein Beitrag aus internationaler Perspektive - C. Oswald: Patientenverfugung, Pflege und ethische Entscheidung. Die pflegerische Perspektive im Behandlungsteam bei ´´Anordnung zum Verzicht auf Wiederbelebung´´ - W. Rascher: Patientenverfugungen in der Pädiatrie? Patientenwille in der Kinder- und Jugendmedizin - K. W. Schmidt / M. Schöffner / M. Sold: ´´Wie erstelle ich meine Patientenverfugung?´´ Ein neues Informationsangebot als DVD-Film: Entstehung, Zielsetzung und Nutzungsmöglichkeiten - III. Diskussion: Fallstudien - M. W. Beckmann et al.: Schwangerschaft, Herzinfarkt, Hirnschädigung. Medizinische und ethische Fragen beim Umgang mit Mutter, Kind und sozialem Kontext - A.-K. Simbeck: Pflege und Ethik. Organtransplantation eines muslimischen Patienten - IV. Rezensionen - A. M. Buyx: T. L. Beauchamp / J. F. Childress (2009): Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 6th edition - B. Hermann: D. Gros / A. T. May / A. Simon (Hrsg.) (2008): Beitrage zur Klinischen Ethikberatung an Universitätskliniken - U. Fahr: L. Farber Post / J. Blustein / N. Neveloff Dubler (2007): Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees - A. Frewer: U. H. J. Kortner / C. Kopetzki / M. Klete?ka-Pulker (Hrsg.) (2007): Das österreichische Patientenverfugungsgesetz. Ethische und rechtliche Aspekte - R. Porz / K. Laederach: Schweizerische Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften (2009): Patientenverfugungen. Medizinisch- ethische Richtlinien und Empfehlungen - V. Dokumentation - Das deutsche Gesetz zur Patientenverfügung - D. Leonhardt: Ethik im klinischen Alltag. Erste Öffentliche Sitzung eines Ethikkomitees. 7. Ethiktag des Klinischen Ethikkomitees in Erlangen (2008) - Arbeitsgruppe ´´Therapiebegrenzung´´ des Klinischen Ethikkomitees am Universitätsklinikum Erlangen: Empfehlungen für die Anordnung eines Verzichts auf Wiederbelebung (VaW-Anordnung) - Die Mitglieder des Klinischen Ethikkomitees am Universitätsklinikum Erlangen Wissenschaftlicher Beirat: Florian Bruns, Alena M. Buyx, Tanja Krones, Georg Marckmann, Marianne Rabe, Kurt W. Schmidt.
George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as ´´Last Christmas´´ and ´´Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go´´. Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including ´´Careless Whisper´´ and ´´Freedom! ´90´´. He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, with Billboard magazine ranking him the 40th most successful artist to ever live. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards - winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations. Michael, who was gay, was an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser. In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984-2004. The documentary A Different Story, released in 2005, covered his career and personal life. In 2006, Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In 2016, he announced a second documentary on his life entitled Freedom, set to be released in March 2017. In the early hours of December 25, 2016, Michael, aged 53, was found dead in bed at his Oxfordshire home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Preece. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088879/bk_acx0_088879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter, and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final installment. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until she finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone, in 1997. There were six sequels, the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written four books for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy (2012) and-under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith - the crime fiction novels The Cuckoo´s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), and Career of Evil (2015). Rowling has lived a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. She is the United Kingdom´s best-selling living author, with sales in excess of £238m. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling´s fortune at £560 million, ranking her as the 12th richest woman in the United Kingdom. Forbes ranked Rowling as the 48th most powerful celebrity of 2007, and Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062838/bk_acx0_062838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter who is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards and sold more than 400 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. They have also been the basis for a film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films in the series. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone, was published in 1997. There were six sequels, of which the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written four books for adult readers: The Casual Vacancy (2012) and - under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith - the crime fiction novels The Cuckoo´s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), and Career of Evil (2015). Rowling has lived a ´´rags-to-riches´´ life story in which she progressed from living on state benefits to being the world´s first billionaire author. However, she lost her billionaire status from giving away much of her earnings to charity. Even though she is no longer a billionaire, she is still one of the wealthiest people in the world. She is the UK´s best-selling living author, with sales in excess of 238 million pounds. The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling´s fortune at 600 million pounds, ranking her as the joint 197th-richest person in the UK. Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nate Sjol. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118415/bk_acx0_118415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer and political activist Mike Marqusee was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in the summer of 2007. At first, disinclined to share his misery with others, he was reluctant to write about his illness. But he then came to realize that doing so provided a precious continuity with his life as a writer before contracting the disease, and a way of reaching out to a wider world that the illness made physically less accessible. Writing allowed him to address what he saw as a variety of insidious platitudes that surround cancer, often connected to the individualistic idea that the sufferer must be brave in battling the disease, with the inevitable corollary that those who succumb have, in some measure, brought it on themselves. And so Marqusee begins to write about his illness. Not just his own symptoms and feelings, but the responses of friends to the news that he is ill and the way these reflect broader social attitudes towards the sick. He describes the political struggles occurring in St Bartholomew´s, the London hospital that cares for him, and the crisis in Britain´s National Health Service (NHS) more generally, at a time of harrowing cutbacks. Big Pharma, whose drugs keep Marqusee alive but are sold to the NHS at prices reflecting the power and greed of a ruthless extortionist, is the subject for particularly astringent scrutiny. The observations about cancer in this book are never trite or sentimental. They are acute, moving, impassioned and political. And they convey important, shared truths, both personal and social, about an illness that will affect one in three people in the course of their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023963/bk_adbl_023963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kym Gold´s mantra - ´´never settle for a no, always look for a yes´´ - is what led her to cocreate True Religion Brand Jeans, a major retail clothing company that she sold for close to a billion dollars in 2013. In Gold Standard, she finally gives her side of the story of how the once fledgling jeans company that nobody wanted went on to become a giant, revolutionizing player in the fashion industry. As having to constantly arm herself in the ´´boys´ club´´ world of the fickle fashion business, Kym went from being one of True Religion´s majority shareholders and their lead female clothing designer to being both served divorce papers by her partner and having her company ripped from under her within an hour on Valentine´s Day in 2007. Since then she has climbed back up the ladder and catapulted into the coveted 1 percent of the richest Americans. In Gold Standard, Kym´s savvy business and fashion branding experience of 30 years gives a behind-the-scenes look into the always changing fashion industry. It also mixes in her compelling personal journey, a compassionate view for women under the pressures of holding together a career, finances, family, and trying to balance it all. Kym motivates listeners to throw the gold gloves on and put up a fight. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Duval. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025214/bk_adbl_025214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Called ´´our finest black-humorist” by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Written to be sold under the pseudonym of ´´Mark Harvey,” Basic Training was never published in Vonnegut’s lifetime. It appears to have been written in the late 1940s and is therefore Vonnegut’s first ever novella. It is a bitter, profoundly disenchanted story that satirizes the military, authoritarianism, gender relationships, parenthood, and most of the assumed mid-century myths of the family. Haley Brandon, the adolescent protagonist, comes to the farm of his relative, the old crazy who insists upon being called The General, to learn to be a straight-shooting American. Haley’s only means of survival will lead him to unflagging defiance of the General’s deranged (but oh so American, oh so military) values. This story and its 30ish author were no friends of the milieu to which the slick magazines’ advertisers were pitching their products. When Vonnegut passed away in 2007, he left his last novel unfinished. Entitled If God Were Alive Today, this last work is a brutal satire on societal ignorance and carefree denial of the world’s major problems. Protagonist Gil Berman is a middle-aged college lecturer and self-declared stand-up comedian who enjoys cracking jokes in front of a college audience while societal dependence on fossil fuels has led to the apocalypse. Described by Vonnegut as, ´´the stand-up comedian on Doomsday,” Gil is a character formed from Vonnegut’s own rich experiences living in a reality Vonnegut himself considered inevitable. Along with the two works of fiction, Vonnegut’s daughter, Nanette shares reminiscences about her father and commentary on these two works - both exclusiv... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Hanks, Oliver Wyman, Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006750/bk_adbl_006750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Timothy Ferriss´s The 4-Hour Workweek includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed ´´About the Author´´ section. Preview: The 4-Hour Workweek is self-help guru and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss´s first entry into the genre. Published in 2007, the book offers an alternative to the monotonous nine-to-five, 40-hour workweek in which many Americans have found themselves. Ferriss begins The 4-Hour Workweek by emphasizing that anyone - regardless of education, privilege, or age - can put his methodology to use in order to achieve the sort of leisured, mobile lifestyle he enjoys. To set an example, Ferriss offers listeners a brief primer on his own history and achievements: he was born six weeks prematurely and held a series of odd jobs throughout his life including, but not limited to, a turn as a failed audiobook peddler as well as a summer stint as a cleaner at an ice cream parlor. Despite having a SAT score 40% lower than the average freshman, Ferris enrolled at Princeton with a major in neuroscience before switching to East Asian studies. While at school, Ferriss developed a knack for entrepreneurship, in turn providing a profitable outlet for his workaholic inclinations. Over the course of his time at Princeton he worked as a bouncer, developed and sold a speed-reading course, and was briefly employed by Berlitz, one of the world´s foremost publishers of language learning tools. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098776/bk_acx0_098776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.