Score: 4.5
From 1,815 Ratings

The End of Normal


  • Author: Stephanie Madoff Mack
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 9233491 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller, the explosive and heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and the daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff When the news of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme broke, no one was more shocked than the members of his own family. Before then, Madoff’s son, Mark, and daughter- in-law, Stephanie, had built an idyllic life. Yet, while Mark’s thriving business was entirely separate from his father’s now notorious fund, he and Stephanie found themselves in the eye of the storm—and grappling with their own sense of betrayal. Mark refused to see or speak to his parents, and on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, he hanged himself. Left to raise her children as a single mother, Stephanie tells the real sto...

The End of Normal


  • Author: James K. Galbraith
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 2033385 Bytes


From one of the most respected economic thinkers and writers of our time, a brilliant argument about the history and future of economic growth.The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe—and a stale argument between two false solutions, “austerity” on one side and “stimulus” on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until 2000—interrupted only by the troubled 1970s—represented a normal performance. From this perspective, the crisis was an interruption, caused by bad policy or bad people, and full recovery is to be expected if the cause...

The End of Normal
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The End of Normal


  • Author : Stephanie Madoff Mack
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101559222


The End of Normal Book Description :

A New York Times bestseller, the explosive and heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and the daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff When the news of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme broke, no one was more shocked than the members of his own family. Before then, Madoff’s son, Mark, and daughter- in-law, Stephanie, had built an idyllic life. Yet, while Mark’s thriving business was entirely separate from his father’s now notorious fund, he and Stephanie found themselves in the eye of the storm—and grappling with their own sense of betrayal. Mark refused to see or speak to his parents, and on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, he hanged himself. Left to raise her children as a single mother, Stephanie tells the real story of ...

The End of Normal

The End of Normal


  • Author : Lennard Davis
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472052028


The End of Normal Book Description :

Provocative essays that challenge notions of the “normal” in the new century...

The End of Normal
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The End of Normal


  • Author : James K. Galbraith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451644944


The End of Normal Book Description :

From one of the most respected economic thinkers and writers of our time, a brilliant argument about the history and future of economic growth. The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe—and a stale argument between two false solutions, “austerity” on one side and “stimulus” on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until 2000—interrupted only by the troubled 1970s—represented a normal performance. From this perspective, the crisis was an interruption, caused by bad policy or bad people, and full recovery is to be expected if the caus...

Normal People
Score: 3.5
From 60 Ratings

Normal People


  • Author : Sally Rooney
  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984822192


Normal People Book Description :

NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan). ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE—Entertainment Weekly TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—People, Slate, The New York Public Library, Harvard Crimson AND BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Vox, The Paris Review, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular...

Gaga Feminism

Gaga Feminism


  • Author : J. Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807010990


Gaga Feminism Book Description :

A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media? We can embrace...

The End of Normal
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The End of Normal


  • Author : James K. Galbraith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451644937


The End of Normal Book Description :

"The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe--and a stale argument between two false solutions, "austerity" on one side and "stimulus" on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until 2000--interrupted only by the troubled 1970s--represented a normal performance. From this perspective the crisis was an interruption, caused by bad policy or bad people, and full recovery is to be expected if the cause is corrected. The End of Normal challenges this view. Placing the crisis in perspective, Galbraith argues that the 1970s already ended the age of easy gr...

We Are All Weird
Score: 2
From 2 Ratings

We Are All Weird


  • Author : Seth Godin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698408999


We Are All Weird Book Description :

World of Warcrafters, LARPers, Settlers of Catan? Weird. Beliebers, Swifties, Directioners? Weirder. Paleos, vegans, carb loaders, ovolactovegetarians? Pretty weird. Mets fans, Yankees fans, Bears fans? Definitely weird. Face it. We’re all weird. So why are companies still trying to build products for the masses? Why are we still acting like the masses even exist? Weird is the new normal. And only companies that figure that out have any chance of survival. This book shows you how....

A Nearly Normal Family
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

A Nearly Normal Family


  • Author : M.T. Edvardsson
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250204424


A Nearly Normal Family Book Description :

"...A compulsively readable tour de force." —The Wall Street Journal New York Times Book Review recommends M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family and lauds it as a “page-turner” that forces the reader to confront “the compromises we make with ourselves to be the people we believe our beloveds expect.” (NYTimes Book Review Summer Reading Issue) M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping legal thriller that forces the reader to consider: How far would you go to protect the ones you love? In this twisted narrative of love and murder, a horrific crime makes a seemingly normal family question everything they thought they knew about their life—and one another. Eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell stands accused of the brutal murde...

The War on Normal People
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

The War on Normal People


  • Author : Andrew Yang
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316414258


The War on Normal People Book Description :

From 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a captivating account of how "a skinny Asian kid from upstate" became a successful entrepreneur, only to find a new mission: calling attention to the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy amid rapid technological change and automation. The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not in the distant future--now. One recent estimate predicts 45 million American workers will lose their jobs within the next twelve years--jobs that won't be replaced. In a future marked by restlessness and chronic unemployment, what will happen to American society? In The War on Normal People, Andrew Yang paints a dire portrait of the A...

Normal
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Normal


  • Author : Graeme Cameron
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780778317777


Normal Book Description :

"The truth is I hurt people. It's what I do. It's all I do. It's all I've ever done." He lives in your community, he shops in your grocery store, he drives beside you on the highway. What you don't know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement under his garage, and the food he's shopping for is to feed a young woman he's holding there against her willone in a string of many, unaware of the fate that awaits her. This is how it's been for a long time. It's normaland it works. Perfectly. Then he meets the checkout girl from the 24-hour grocery, and she changes everything. One small problemhe still has someone trapped in his garage. Discovering his humanity couldn't have come at a worse time....