Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty Author Rodman Philbrick
ISBN-10 9781409591054
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 208
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Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But Greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world. "This tale of the underdog is a truly moving modern classic – read it NOW" - tbk Magazine



Freak Show

Freak Show Author Robert Bogdan
ISBN-10 9780226227436
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 336
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From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative—the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of America's most popular forms of entertainment. Robert Bogdan's fascinating social history brings to life the world of the freak show and explores the culture that nurtured and, later, abandoned it. In uncovering this neglected chapter of show business, he describes in detail the flimflam artistry behind the shows, the promoters and the audiences, and the gradual evolution of public opinion from awe to embarrassment. Freaks were not born, Bogdan reveals; they were manufactured by the amusement world, usually with the active participation of the freaks themselves. Many of the "human curiosities" found fame and fortune, becoming the celebrities of their time, until the ascent of professional medicine transformed them from marvels into pathological specimans.



Freak

Freak Author Francine Pascal
ISBN-10 9780689857676
Release 2003
Pages 233
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With her dad safely home after being kidnapped and Natasha and Tatiana in custody, Gaia is enjoying a sense of normalcy for the first time, but the kidnappers are still at large and Natasha and Tatiana are refusing to cooperate.



The Diary of a Teenage Health Freak

The Diary of a Teenage Health Freak Author Aidan Macfarlane
ISBN-10 0199109052
Release 2002
Pages 163
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Once again teenagers will be able to rely on this fun and detailed book to find answers to all those questions they have ever been too embarrassed to ask. First published in 1987 to much acclaim, and updated here to include more issues relevant to today's adolescents, teachers and parents will also find themselves checking this book for facts and advice on what effects the lives of teenagers in the 21st century.



Now Panic and Freak Out

Now Panic and Freak Out Author Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
ISBN-10 9781449418434
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 160
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A parody of the famed Keep Calm and Carry On British motivational poster, and featuring the same successful format as the best-selling Keep Calm and Carry On book, Now Panic and Freak Out is destined to be the mantra for the worriers of the world! Keep Calm and Carry On is all very well, but life just isn't that simple. It's time to panic. This clever collection features uncannily appropriate (for the times) quotes, such as: * "We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic." --Cullen Hightower * "The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." --Robert Frost * "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." --Mark Twain



Street Freak

Street Freak Author Jared Dillian
ISBN-10 9781439181287
Release 2011-09-13
Pages 368
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Like Michael Lewis’s classic Liar’s Poker, Jared Dillian’s Street Freak takes us behind the scenes of the legendary Lehman Brothers, exposing its outrageous and often hilarious corporate culture and offering a “candid look at the demise of a corporate behemoth” (Publishers Weekly). In the ultracompetitive Ivy League world of Wall Street, Jared Dillian was an outsider as an ex-military, working-class guy in a Men’s Wearhouse suit. But he was scrappy and determined; in interviews he told potential managers that “Nobody can work harder than me. Nobody is willing to put in the hours I will put in. I am insane.” As it turned out, at Lehman Brothers insanity was not an undesirable quality. Dillian rose from green associate, checking IDs at the entrance to the trading floor in the paranoid days following 9/11, to become an integral part of Lehman’s culture in its final years as the firm’s head Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) trader. More than $1 trillion in wealth passed through his hands, yet the extreme highs and lows of the trading floor masked and exacerbated the symptoms of Dillian’s undiagnosed bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders, leading to a downward spiral that nearly ended his life. In his electrifying and fresh voice, Dillian takes readers on a wild ride through madness and back.



Vegan Freak

Vegan Freak Author Bob Torres
ISBN-10 9781604860153
Release 2010
Pages 222
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In this second edition of the informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans help readers learn to love their inner freak. Loaded with tips, advice and stories, this book is the key to helping people thrive as a happy, healthy and sane vegan in a decidedly non-vegan world. Sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent and sometimes serious, this is a guide that's truly not afraid to tell it like it really is.



Number Freak

Number Freak Author Derrick Niederman
ISBN-10 9781101135488
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 304
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A compulsively readable look at the secret language of numbers- their role in nature, movies, science, and everything in between. What do Fight Club, wallpaper patterns, George Balanchine's Serenade, and Italian superstitions have in common? They're all included in the entry for the number 17 in this engaging book about numbers- detailing their unique properties, patterns, appeal, history, and lore. Author Derrick Niederman takes readers on a guided tour of the numbers 1 to 300-covering everything from basic mathematical principles to ancient unsolved theorems, from sublime theory to delightfully arcane trivia. Illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs, plus 50 challenging mathematical brainteasers (with answers), this book will fascinate and engage readers of all levels of mathematical skill and knowledge. Includes such gems as: ? There are 42 eyes in a deck of cards, and 42 dots on a pair of dice ? In order to fill in a map so that neighboring regions never get the same color, one never needs more than four colors ? Hells Angels use the number 81 in their insignia because the initials "H" and "A" are the eighth and first numbers in the alphabet respectively



Skate Freak

Skate Freak Author Lesley Choyce
ISBN-10 9781554697151
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 128
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Dorf has always lived by his personal motto: If it’s worth doing, do it. If it’s not worth doing, do it anyway. But now he’s in a new city, and the terrain has changed. He’s no longer free to skateboard where he wishes, school is hard, and he has the reputation as a freak. With daring stunts he gains the grudging respect of local troublemakers, but he needs to tap into the more elusive kind of courage to effect real change in his life.



Freak

Freak Author Jennifer Hillier
ISBN-10 9781451664560
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 352
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Jennifer Hillier amps up the terror of her “truly frightening” (Suspense Magazine) debut thriller, Creep, returning to the Pacific Northwest college town where one killer’s stranglehold has ebbed...but another sick mind emerges from the shadows. Sitting alone in a maximum-security prison cell, Abby Maddox is a celebrity. Her claim to fame is the envy of every freak on the outside: she’s the former lover of Ethan Wolfe, the killer who left more than a dozen dead women in his wake and nearly added Puget Sound State professor Sheila Tao to the tally. Now Abby, serving a nine-year sentence for slashing a police officer’s throat in a moment of rage, has little human contact—save for the letters that pour in from demented fans, lunatics, and creeps. But a new wave of murders has given Abby a possible chance for a plea bargain—because this killer has been sending her love letters, and carving a message on the bodies of the victims: Free Abby Maddox. Jerry Isaac will never forget the attack—or his attacker. The hideous scarring and tortured speech are daily reminders that the one-time Seattle PD officer, now a private investigator, is just lucky to be alive. Abby Maddox deserves to rot in jail—forever, as far as Jerry’s concerned. But she alone may possess crucial evidence—letters from this newest killer—that could crack open the disturbing case. With the help of Professor Sheila Tao, seasoned police detective Mike Torrance, and intuitive criminology student Danny Mercy, Jerry must coax the shattering truth from isolated, dangerous Abby Maddox. Can he put the pieces together before Abby’s number one fan takes another life in the name of a killer’s perverted idea of justice?



Film Freak

Film Freak Author Christopher Fowler
ISBN-10 9781448154593
Release 2013-04-11
Pages 352
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It’s the late 1970s and 20-something Christopher Fowler is a film freak, obsessively watching lousy films in run-down fleapit cinemas. He longs to be a famous screenwriter and put his dreams on the big screen. And so he heads for Wardour Street, Britain’s equivalent of Hollywood. But he’s made a spectacular mistake, arriving just as the nation’s filmmakers are falling to their knees, brought low by the arrival of video and the destruction of the old movie palaces. The only films being made are smutty low budget farces and TV spinoffs and instead of being asked to write another 'Bullitt’, he's churning out short films advertising boilers and nylon sheets. Somehow, against the odds, he finds success – although in a very different guise to the one he expected. From the sticky Axminster of the local cinema to the red carpet at Cannes, Film Freak is a grimly hilarious and acutely observed trawl through the arse-end of the British film industry that turns into an ultimately affecting search for friendship and happiness.



FREAK

FREAK Author David Perel
ISBN-10 9780060775988
Release 2005-01-25
Pages 320
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A provocative expos of Michael Jackson journeys inside the eccentric and shocking world of one of the world's strangest celebrities, discussing his bizarre facial reconstruction surgeries, his unusual phobias and obsessions, his unhealthy obsession with children, and his indictment on child molestation charges. Reprint.



Freak

Freak Author John Leguizamo
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173006270658
Release 1997
Pages 125
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The authors recounts his life growing up in Jackson Heights, Queens, protraying the people he encountered, from his Latino friends, family, and feuding parents



Sharleen the Speed Freak

Sharleen the Speed Freak Author Judy Norton
ISBN-10 0435898051
Release 1995
Pages 16
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Part of a series for young African students and consisting of stories from all over Africa. The JAWS starters, which are at three levels, are intended to encourage children who are learning to read. In this story Sharleen drives faster and faster, frightening her friends and all the animals.



Le Freak

Le Freak Author Nile Rodgers
ISBN-10 9780748123506
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 352
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You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy. Legendary producer and co-founder of Chic, Nile wrote 'We are Family' for Sister Sledge and 'I'm Coming Out' for Diana Ross, and then produced Let's Dance for David Bowie and Like a Virgin for Madonna. But before he reinvented pop music Nile Rodgers invented himself. Le Freak is an astonishing, exuberant and inspiring story of a creative genius. It is also a stunning recreation of a time and place - by the man who wrote its soundtrack.



Word Freak

Word Freak Author Stefan Fatsis
ISBN-10 9780547524313
Release 2001-07-07
Pages 384
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This “marvelously absorbing” book is “a walk on the wild side of words and ventures into the zone where language and mathematics intersect” (San Jose Mercury News). Stefan Fatsis, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and National Public Radio regular, recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game's strange, potent hold over them—and him. Scrabble might truly be called America's game. More than two million sets are sold every year and at least thirty million American homes have one. But the game's most talented competitors inhabit a sphere far removed from the masses of "living room players." Theirs is a surprisingly diverse subculture whose stars include a vitamin-popping standup comic; a former bank teller whose intestinal troubles earn him the nickname "G.I. Joel"; a burly, unemployed African American from Baltimore's inner city; the three-time national champion who plays according to Zen principles; and Fatsis himself, who we see transformed from a curious reporter to a confirmed Scrabble nut. He begins by haunting the gritty corner of a Greenwich Village park where pickup Scrabble games can be found whenever weather permits. His curiosity soon morphs into compulsion, as he sets about memorizing thousands of obscure words and fills his evenings with solo Scrabble played on his living room floor. Before long he finds himself at tournaments socializing—and competing—with Scrabble's elite. But this book is about more than hardcore Scrabblers, for the game yields insights into realms as disparate as linguistics, psychology, and mathematics. Word Freak extends its reach even further, pondering the light Scrabble throws on such notions as brilliance, memory, competition, failure, and hope. It is a geography of obsession that celebrates the uncanny powers locked in all of us. This edition includes a new 2013 afterword by the author.



Action Movie Freak

Action Movie Freak Author Katrina Hill
ISBN-10 9781440232084
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 256
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"Free movie DVD included! The Impossible Kid."--Cover.