Robert Hoge has done pretty much every kind of writing there is. He has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science writer, and a political advisor. He's also written numerous short stories, articles, and interviews that have been published in Australia and overseas. When he's not writing, Robert enjoys photography and talking with people about looking different and being disabled. He lives in Brisbane, Australia and is married and has two amazing daughters. Visit him at RobertHoge.com and follow him @RobertHoge. From the Hardcover edition.
Work safely and efficiently on motors and controls with Ugly's Electric Motors and Controls, 2020 Edition. Updated to reflect the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC), this pocket guide is a quick, on-the-job reference specifically designed to provide the most commonly required information on the design, installation, application, and maintenance of motors and controls in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access format. An ideal tool for electricians, contractors, designers, engineers, instructors and students, this essential pocket guide uses new full-color diagrams, calculations, and quick explanations to ensure jobs are completed safely and correctly and in accordance to industry standards.
A fun, fresh, timely debut novel about the uproarious adventures that befall the Palacio family during their disastrous illegal residence in Trinidad that poignantly captures the complexities of dysfunctional families and passionate (but sometimes messy) romance. After fleeing crumbling, volatile Venezuela, Yola Palacio wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful new life in Trinidad with her family. And who cares if they’re there illegally—aren’t most of the people on the island? But life for the Palacios is far from quiet—and when Yola’s Aunt Celia dies, the family once again find their lives turned upside down. For Celia had been keeping a very big secret—she owed a LOT of money to a local criminal called Ugly. And without the funds to pay him off, Ugly has the entire family do his bidding until Celia’s debt is settled. What Ugly says, the Palacios do, otherwise the circumstances are too dreadful to imagine. To say that the year that follows is tumultuous for the Palacios is an understatement. But in the midst of the turmoil appears Roman—Ugly’s distractingly gorgeous right-hand man. And although she knows it’s terrible and quite possibly dangerous, Yola just can’t help but give in to the attraction. Where, though, do Roman’s loyalties lie? And could this wildly inappropriate romance just be the antidote to a terrible year of Ugly? Combining the spark of Junot Diaz with the irresistible wit of Maria Semple, One Year of Ugly brilliantly explores cross-cultural struggles and assimilation from a unique immigrant perspective and introduces us to an extraordinary new voice in contemporary fiction.
The Ugly Pony tells the journey of an awkward pony galloping on bravely through bullies and hecklers. When strange-looking pony Bella is born at a prize-winning stud yard, nobody wants to be her friend. She looks too different to fit in. Now, with the showing season looming and the prize-winning ponies heckling her, Bella must find her own inner beauty or risk getting bullied forever... A beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic, The Ugly Duckling, with a touch of unicorn magic! “A must-have for every children’s bookcase, it is literally impossible for any child not to fall in love with The Ugly Pony.” “This is a new telling of a classic tale young readers will adore.”
Value not a man for the depth of his character, instead judge him simply by the magnitude of his accomplishments. Peter Torina believes nothing could be truer in America, but his is an ugly man and nobody values an ugly man unless he’s special. Peter Torina wants to be special, but he is a man of no potential until tragedy beats him down to that point which he can bow no further. Then enters the savior who will change Torina from what he is to what he will become. Follow him on his journey to become that which he has always wanted to be and regret not the consequences of his transformation.
The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.
Kate MacHugh suffered for six years at the hands of her peers. She was called "ugly", physically assaulted, and the subject of vicious rumors. Her story is real, honest, and eye-opening. It is a must read for anyone who has been a victim of bullying.
Ngai mobilises the aesthetics of ugly feelings to investigate not only ideological and representational dilemmas in literature, but also blind spots in contemporary literary and cultural criticism. Her work maps a major intersection of literary studies, media and cultural studies, feminist studies, and aesthetic theory.
This guide demonstrates Morricone's unique and enduring contributions to the art of film music through a discussion of his compositional and orchestrational processes, many of which are evident in his music for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in a way that can be easily understood by both musicians and nonmusicians. Though the guide illuminates theoretical and structural aspects of Morricone's music, it also examines relevant non-musical issues which contribute to the audience's total experience of the film.