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A dark, glittering debut novel, The Body Double is the suspenseful story of a young woman who is recruited by a stranger to give up her old life and identity to impersonate a reclusive Hollywood star.
A strange man discovers our nameless narrator selling popcorn at a decrepit small-town movie theater and offers her an odd and lucrative position: she will forget her job, her acquaintances, even her name, and move to Los Angeles, where she will become the body double of the famous and troubled celebrity Rosanna Feld. A nervous breakdown has forced Rosanna out of the public eye, and she needs a look-alike to take her place in the tabloid media circus of Hollywood. Overseen by Max, who hired her for the job, our narrator spends her days locked up in a small apartment in the hills watching hidden camera footage of Rosanna, wearing Rosanna's clothes, eating the food Rosanna likes, practicing her mannerisms, learning to become Rosanna in every way. But as she makes her public debut as Rosanna, dining at elegant restaurants, shopping in stylish boutiques, and finally risking a dinner party with Rosanna's true inner circle, alarming questions begin to arise. What really caused Rosanna's mental collapse? Will she ever return? And is Max truly her ally, or something more sinister? With echoes of Hitchcock's Vertigo,The Body Double is a fabulously plotted noir about fame, beauty, and the darkness of Hollywood.
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“You’ll never look at boarding a plane—or privilege and polarization—the same way.”
—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit
A gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side.
In nearly every realm of daily life—from health care to education, highways to home security—there is an invisible velvet rope that divides how Americans live. On one side of the rope, for a price, red tape is cut, lines are jumped, appointments are secured, and doors are opened. On the other side, middle- and working-class Americans fight to find an empty seat on the plane, a place in line with their kids at the amusement park, a college acceptance, or a hospital bed.
We are all aware of the gap between the rich and everyone else, but when we weren't looking, business innovators stepped in to exploit it, shifting services away from the masses and finding new ways to profit by serving the privileged. And as decision-makers and corporate leaders increasingly live on the friction-free side of the velvet rope, they are less inclined to change—or even notice—the obstacles everyone else must contend with. Schwartz's "must read" book takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of this new reality and shows the toll the velvet rope divide takes on society.
20 minutes into a routine domestic flight, Captain Tammie Jo Shults had to face the unthinkable...
Enter for your chance to win 1 of 15 final copies of "Nerves of Steel" by Tammie Jo Shults - where she shares her incredible story—from being one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots, to safely landing the severely-crippled Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people. Through her riveting journey, discover how to push through closed doors and find purpose in the hard times.
Enter for a chance to win one of 100 advance, first edition copies of "Seeing Reality As It Is" by Joseph L. Giovannoli. His first book, "The Biology of Belief", published in 2000 was recommended reading in college courses at a number of universities. Thus far, “Seeing Reality As It Is” was favorably reviewed by Kirkus Reviews.
In "Seeing Reality As It Is", the author examines why we have very different views of things such as climate change, political polarization, and reality in general. He cites research showing that our brains adapted to aid our survival and not to enable us to see reality as it is. He explains that the biases and brain traits we inherit, which he coined as our “genetic chaperones”, aid our survival by chaperoning our behavior with false perceptions of reality. Ego enhancing biases that build confidence are an example. He further examines how cognitive hackers use social media data about our chaperone profiles to create false realities by triggering our chaperones with propaganda. He also describes neurological processes that make it difficult for us to recognize our false perceptions and how our perceptions can be verified.
Gladiator Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona is back to secure her throne, ensure her kingdom's survival...and CRUSH THE KING.
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