Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Author Deborah Christie
ISBN-10 9780823234462
Release 2011
Pages 296
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What has the zombie metaphor meant in the past? Why does it continue to be, so prevalent in our culture? This collection seeks to provide an archaeology of the zombietracing its lineage from Haiti, mapping its various cultural transformations, and suggesting the post-humanist direction in which the zombie is ultimately heading.



Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead Author Laurie Kaye Abraham
ISBN-10 9780226019390
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 297
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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. The story takes place in North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop. Although surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, North Lawndale is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Abraham chronicles their access (or lack of access) to medical care. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty. When people are poor, they become sick easily. When people are sick, their families quickly become poorer. Embedded in the family narrative is a lucid analysis of the gaps, inconsistencies, and inequalities the poor face when they seek health care. This book reveals what health care policies crafted in Washington, D. C. or state capitals look like when they hit the street. It shows how Medicaid and Medicare work and don't work, the Catch-22s of hospital financing in the inner city, the racial politics of organ transplants, the failure of childhood immunization programs, the vexed issues of individual responsibility and institutional paternalism. One observer puts it this way: "Show me the poor woman who finds a way to get everything she's entitled to in the system, and I'll show you a woman who could run General Motors." Abraham deftly weaves these themes together to make a persuasive case for health care reform while unflinchingly presenting the complexities that will make true reform as difficult as it is necessary. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is a book with the power to change the way health care is understood in America. For those seeking to learn what our current system of health care promises and what it delivers, it offers a place for the debate to begin.



Better Off Alone

Better Off Alone Author Yolanda Sfetsos
ISBN-10 9781615720514
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 34
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I'm coming 4U Nell has been forced to leave the safety of her basement. As the dead chase her along the familiar streets of her suburb, she stumbles on a group of survivors who offer her shelter. But all she's concerned about is finding her way to Todd, the only person who's helped keep her sanity. She intends to ask this group of survivors to help her save Todd from his predicament but changes her mind when she spies the sick and twisted way they ensure their safe existence.



Better Off Forgetting

Better Off Forgetting Author Cheryl Avery
ISBN-10 9781442641679
Release 2010
Pages 242
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Throughout Canada, provincial, federal, and municipal archives exist to house the records we produce. Some conceive of these institutions as old and staid, suggesting that archives are somehow trapped in the past. But archives are more than resources for professional scholars and interested individuals. With an increasing emphasis on transparency in government and public institutions, archives have become essential tools for accountability. Better Off Forgetting? offers a reappraisal of archives and a look at the challenges they face in a time when issues of freedom of information, privacy, technology, and digitization are increasingly important. The contributors argue that archives are essential to contemporary debates about public policy and make a case for more status, funding, and influence within public bureaucracies. While stimulating debate about our rapidly changing information environment, Better Off Forgetting? focuses on the continuing role of archives in gathering and preserving our collective memory.



Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Author John Paul Carinci
ISBN-10 9781467817202
Release 2007-05
Pages 356
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Do you want to improve your Communication Skills and Enhance Productivity? You need to read this book, Words of Wisdom for the Work Place and Life in General. I have put together some basic Communication Techniques and a simple 10 step process to Improve Productivity. Also hundreds of Words of Wisdom you can use in your everyday vocabulary, dealing with the work place and life in general.The biggest challenge for todays manager is applying these basic skills.The new manager must be able to Plan, Organize, and Execute in surviving in this competitive world.



Better Off Wed

Better Off Wed Author Alison James
ISBN-10 1440518041
Release 2006-03-24
Pages 256
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At last you've found him, your prince charming, your Mr. Right, your knight on a white horse...or at least you think you have. You're pretty sure he's the one, but how can you be sure? Invariably, at some point after the exchange of phone numbers (but before the exchange of rings), a woman wonders to herself, "Is he really the one for me?" With this no-holds-barred guide, you'll learn the truth about your relationship-for better or worse-before it's too late. Relationship expert Alison James gets down to the nitty-gritty, to help you determine if your man of the moment is better suited for a one-night stand or a life-long commitment. Packed with prescriptive information, hilarious quotes, and real-life insights, this one-of-a-kind book will help you answer the tough questions, make the right decisions, and determine once and for all if you are truly Better Off Wed?



Better Off

Better Off Author Eric Brende
ISBN-10 9780061738999
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 272
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What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in fact, all our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier and better -- or whether life would be preferable without them. By turns, the query narrows down to a single question: What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this in mind, the Brendes ditch their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid" and begin an eighteen-month trial run -- one that dramatically changes the way they live, and proves entertaining and surprising to readers. Better OFF is a smart, often comedic, and always riveting book that also mingles scientific analysis with the human story, demonstrating how a world free of technological excess can shrink stress -- and waistlines -- and expand happiness, health, and leisure. Our notion that technophobes are backward gets turned on its head as the Brendes realize that the crucial technological decisions of their adopted Minimite community are made more soberly and deliberately than in the surrounding culture, and the result is greater -- not lesser -- mastery over the conditions of human existence.



Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead Author DD Barant
ISBN-10 9781429995726
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 336
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Dark magic, unknown enemies, monsters of every stripe—FBI profiler Jace Valchek has seen it all. In this bizarre parallel universe, shape-shifting werewolves and blood-thirsty vampires don't even warrant a raised eyebrow. That is, until Jace has to face what life might look like as one of them ... It starts off as just another run-of-the-mill assignment: to track down the rogue don of a mafia werewolf family before he upsets the delicate balance of the underworld. But Jace wasn't counting on being bitten...and soon she's fighting the growing wolf inside her with a startling antidote—vampirism. Stopping a bloody gangland war won't be easy when Jace is feeling some new, and very inhuman, desires ... In Better Off Undead, Book 4 in The Bloodhound Files, DD Barant takes Jace farther than ever before ... and the result is "A stellar addition to an already outstanding series" (RT Book Reviews).



Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Author Meryl Sawyer
ISBN-10 9781460363799
Release 2014-11-15
Pages 384
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She'd better run… Devon's used to a life on the run—when she entered the Witness Protection program, she had to give up her friends, her family…even her name. But now someone's cracked her FBI file and sent a hired killer after her, and Devon can't count on the Feds to protect her. She'd better hide… Now Devon's fighting to stay one step ahead of the crime lord who's after her, but she can't do it alone. Her neighbor, a security expert, is willing to help her…but is he her guardian angel, or working with the assassins chasing her? Devon has to decide, and soon… Because someone thinks she'd be better off dead.



Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Author Tom Wood
ISBN-10 9781405514590
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 464
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Victor, a hitman without a conscience protects a human rights lawyer in Better Off Dead, he bestselling BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club pick. A hitman must be anonymous, amoral... and alone Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for. But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds he can't refuse. For once his objective isn't to kill, but to protect. Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies, Victor needs to be more than just a bodyguard... but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he's vowed to defend. Published in the US as No Tomorrow.



The New Better Off

The New Better Off Author Courtney E. Martin
ISBN-10 9781580055802
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 320
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Are we living the good life—and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure—illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it’s also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea—people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.



Better off out

Better off out Author Brian Hindley
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111589110
Release 2001
Pages 129
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Analysis of the costs and benefits of EU membership for Britain - brings up to date the estimates made in the first edition of 1966, and shows that subsequent studies have independently confirmed that the net economic effect of EU membership is close to zero. It does not argue for Britain's withdrawal, but does say withdrawal should "not be dismissed as a practical option for the nation, if membership imposes conditions that the country finds onerous".



Better Off Thread

Better Off Thread Author Amanda Lee
ISBN-10 9780698186521
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 304
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Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour... Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t refuse—especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer—until the hospital’s administrator is found murdered. Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it’s up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe’s name—before someone else winds up crossed off Santa’s list for good...



Better Off Born Dead

Better Off Born Dead Author Floyd D. Braggs
ISBN-10 9781594679155
Release 2005-01
Pages 240
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Why is Ecclesiastes so incoherent? Because Ecclesiastes is translated in violation of Hebrew grammar. The Bible?s translators viewed interpretation from a ?male only? point of view, confident that men wrote the Bible. But were they really convinced or did they conceal a woman?s diary? These answers, and more, are found in Better off Born Dead: The Christian Compliancy Theory.



Better Off in Europe

Better Off in Europe Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030015418
Release 2006
Pages 22
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Recoge: 1.Disfrute de las ventajas - 2.Una fórmula ganadora - 3.Trabajo en curso - 4.El componente humano - 5.Comida sana y productos seguros - 6.Competencia efectiva: alta calidad a bajo coste - 7.Protección de nuestras libertades - 8.Nuevos desafíos - 9.Más información.



Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead Author Martin H. Greenberg
ISBN-10 9781101051276
Release 2008-11-04
Pages 320
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Eighteen original stories about the ?lives? of the undead From vampires to mummy con artists, this lively collection explores the many forms the undead can take in stories that range from the chilling to the hysterical. There are those who people the Afterlife, others who wander the lands of the living in ghostly form, and even those who walk about in the flesh. For anyone who?s ever wondered if the grass is greener on the other side of this mortal coil, this collection will provide a wide range of intriguing answers from those who are undead...and loving it!



Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead Author James Preller
ISBN-10 9781250066497
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 256
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After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school. Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He’s returned from the dead (after a bad bike accident, no helmet), yet not a lot has changed. He’s always been an outcast. But it’s not just being a zombie that makes Adrian feel different. He notices the world has changed, too: bees are vanishing, forest fires are burning, super-flus are spreading. The holographic advertisements in the night sky assure people that all is well. Adrian and his friends – a beekeeping boy, a mysterious new girl, and a seventh-grade sleuth – aren’t so sure. When they discover a birdlike drone has been spying on Adrian, the clues lead to two powerful corporate moguls. What do they really want? James Preller brings his singular humor to Better Off Undead, a middle-grade zombie story that's about fitting in as much as it's about the end of the world. This title has Common Core connections.