Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn't easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight...or so he's always thought. Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there's one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained for. The reward is immeasurable...if the timing is right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055165/bk_acx0_055165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobody who works hard should be poor in America, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs, and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages. They are known as the working poor. They perform labor essential to America's comfort. They are white and black, Latino and Asian - men and women in small towns and city slums trapped near the poverty line, where the margins are so tight that even minor setbacks can cause devastating chain reactions. Shipler shows how liberals and conservatives are both partly right - that practically every life story contains failure by both the society and the individual. Braced by hard fact and personal testimony, he unravels the forces that confine people in the quagmire of low wages. And unlike most works on poverty, this book also offers compelling portraits of employers struggling against razor-thin profits and competition from abroad. With pointed recommendations for change that will challenge Republicans and Democrats alike, The Working Poor stands to make a difference. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003085/bk_adbl_003085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Mestizos Come Home! author Robert Con Davis-Undiano documents the great awakening of Mexican American and Latino culture since the 1960s that has challenged this omission in collective memory. He maps a new awareness of the United States as intrinsically connected to the broader context of the Americas. At once native and new to the American Southwest, Mexican Americans have “come home” in a profound sense: they have reasserted their right to claim that land and U.S. culture as their own.Mestizos Come Home! explores key areas of change that Mexican Americans have brought to the United States. These areas include the recognition of mestizo identity, especially its historical development across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the re-emergence of indigenous relationships to land, and the promotion of Mesoamerican conceptions of the human body. Woven throughout is the search for meaning and understanding of mestizo identity.A large-scale landmark account of Mexican American culture, Mestizos Come Home! shows that mestizos are essential to U.S. national culture. As an argument for social justice and a renewal of America’s democratic ideals, this book marks a historic cultural homecoming.The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Angelo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150950/bk_acx0_150950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Logra Tu Dream (Achieve Your Dream): How 50 Successful Latinos & Latinas Turned Their Dreams Into Reality Achieving the American Dream has become increasingly difficult for many Latinos, despite the huge opportunities, because there is a lack of mentorship and inspiration from Latino role models ... but it doesn't have to be that way. This audiobook will tell you how 50 of the most successful Latinos and Latinas in America turned their dreams into reality. These inspirational people share their stories, providing us insight into the mindset, actions, and habits that allowed them to overcome barriers and conquer fears, and to achieve what they once thought was impossible. After listening to this, you will be confident that your dream is possible if you learn and take action on the proven principles you discover here. They will: Show you that "si se puede" (it is possible) Teach you how to adopt the mindset of success Inspire you to dream big Show you the most important asset that you need to invest in Prove to you why you need to be grateful, give and surround yourself with the right people to be successful Inspire you to get mentored and take massive action As Robert Renteria says, "If your dream is big enough, the odds don't matter." So dream big, keep the fire in your belly burning, and you will logra tu dream! For free access to resources and the audio interviews with the 50 successful Latinos & Latinas in this audiobook, visit www.logratudream.com 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arturo Nava. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041477/bk_acx0_041477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A book for this moment: Both an assessment of our current political leadership and a vision of those who can bring substantive change.Who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America? National political correspondent and award-winning author D.D. Guttenplan's The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging account of the recent fall and incipient rise of democracy in America.The Next Republic profiles nine successful activists who are changing the course of American history right now:New labor activist and author Jane McAleveyRacial justice campaigner (and mayor of Jackson, Mississippi) Chokwe Antar Lumumba Environmental activist (and newly elected chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party) Jane KleebChicago’s first openly gay Latino public official Carlos Ramirez-Rosa#ALLOFUS co-founder Waleed ShahidYoung architects of Bernie Sanders amazing rise, digerati Corbin Trent and Zack Exley, founders of Brand New CongressAuthor and anti-corruption crusader Zephyr TeachoutAdditionally, the introduction to The Next Republic ties in the election and first year of the Trump presidency to the current rise of populism of the left, and there are three historical chapters that describe key moments in American history that shed light on current events: the Whiskey Rebellion, the Lincoln Republic, and the Roosevelt Republic. Guttenplan understands the magnitude of the problem of democracy, and at the same time the great possibilities for its resurgence. Like a cross between George Packer's The Unwinding and John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, The Next Republic is both unyielding and deeply hopeful, the first audiobook to come out of the Trump ascendency that stakes a claim for seeing beyond it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. D. Guttenplan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011147/bk_brll_011147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching is based on Life Coach Susan Korwin's years of experience helping people change their lives for the better. Her warm, supportive advice helps readers understand that while change isn't always easy, it's always possible. Susan focuses on five areas she knows make a difference in life coaching: Troubleshooting: What's Getting in Your Way? Creating Peace Within Conditioning Yourself for Success Here's to Your Health: Exercise and Eating Right Beauty and Personal Style for You The lessons from life coaching in this book are a helping hand for anyone who feels stuck, frustrated, or is just in need of some uplifting words. Simple Strides Toward Positive Change shows readers that bad habits can be broken and negative thoughts can be reversed. Your life can improve-if you desire it to. Drawn from the pages of Susan's popular blog at susankorwin.com, Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching is an invaluable guide and companion on the path to being a better you. Susan Korwin is a Certified Life Coach who was trained through the prestigious Life Coach Institute. She is a contributing writer for Total Prestige, Latino Show, and Jersey Shore Woman and is a fashion model for the Dolita Paris collection and Diane King of Got Entertainment. Susan was recently named one of the "Top 20 Most Inspiring Individuals In New York City." While attending Hunter College majoring in Psychology, Susan worked in the fashion and media industry. Susan lives in New Jersey with her husband, cosmetic and implant dentist Dr. Robert Korwin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Korwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005221/bk_acx0_005221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year 1916 was not shaping up to be a good one for Alafair Tucker, and finding Bernie Arruda dead in a ditch didn’t help matters. Alafair had not wanted to go to Arizona in the first place. But her 10-year-old daughter, Blanche, was suffering from a stubborn ailment of the lungs, and her best chance for a cure was dry desert air. So Alafair and her husband, Shaw, had bundled their sick child onto the train and made the difficult trip from Oklahoma to the home of Alafair’s sister in Tempe, Arizona. As soon as they arrived on that bright day in March, Blanche began to improve. And Alafair was overjoyed to see her witty, brilliant, beautiful sister Elizabeth again. Adding to the excitement was a Hollywood motion-picture company that was filming a movie on the streets of Tempe. But Alafair and Shaw soon discover that all is not well in sunny Arizona. Elizabeth’s marriage is in tatters; tensions are high between the Anglo and Latino communities following Pancho Villa’s murderous raid on Columbus, New Mexico; and Alafair suspects her sister is involved in an illegal operation to smuggle war refugees out of Mexico and into the United States. And now here is Bernie Arruda, lying on his back in a ditch, staring into eternity. The night before, he had been singing Mexican love songs at the party in Elizabeth’s backyard, his black eyes flashing as he winked at the ladies. He had been a charmer, all right - too bad there were so many people who would be glad he was dead. Alafair decides to find the culprit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pam Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005357/bk_blak_005357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Santos-Febres and 13 other contributors of Puerto Rican heritage take full advantage of San Juan's wide range of disparities between rich and poor, weak and powerful, tourists and residents, in this fine addition to Akashic's noir anthology series. (Publishers Weekly) "A welcomed addition to the publisher's popular noir series, San Juan Noir has the distinction of being issued in two editions, English and Spanish, to more accurately reflect the Caribbean island's bilingual culture. Editor Santos-Febres gathers a varied collection of stories she expects will 'reveal a side of Puerto Rico otherwise obscured by the tourist trade and preconception'." (NBC News Latino)"The stories within San Juan Noir stare right into the face of colonialism as they examine the gaps between the city's rich and its poor, its residents and its constant flow of tourists, its colorful exterior and its gritty underbelly. This is noir with a bite, noir that enthralls with its dark tales even as it challenges the reader - do better, do better, do better." (Literary Hub)"From the interiors of sleazy bars or chic resort hotels, shabby apartments and in open streets and avenues with no escape, the tales of San Juan Noir trace the doomed routes of their victims and villains with an acute social and tragic awareness. These journeys keep the reader transfixed and understanding this Caribbean city in entirely new ways." (Insights) Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.Brand-new stories by: Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos, Ernesto Quiñonez, Mayra Santos-Febres, José Rabelo, Luis Negrón, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Ana María Fuster Lavín, Janette Becerra, Manolo Núñez Negrón, Tere Dávila, Edmaris Carazo, Alejandro Álvarez Nieves, Charlie Vázquez, and Manue 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raul Reyes, Antonio Fornaris, Maritza Martinez, Yaisa Figueroa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050857/bk_adbl_050857_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama's quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections, the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. The 2012 contest offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract that dated back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in 19 states to rig the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back toward the center. In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and of the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight. More than a campaign book, this is the epic story of an embattled president facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama's highs and lows, from his daring decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his run-ins with black and Latino activists he expected to be his firm allies. There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from "Obama Derangement Syndrome". Alter takes us inside the GOP "clown car" primaries as well as Obama's disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama's analytics geeks working out of "The Cave" and the man who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney's infamous comments on the "47 percent". The Center Holds, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Alter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006325/bk_sans_006325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.