Download or read book Too Good to Be True The Colossal Book of Urban Legends written by Jan Harold Brunvand and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-02-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "If you enjoy these too-good-to-be-true tales, Brunvand's new book will give you hours of pleasure."—Chicago Tribune A fabulously entertaining book from the ultimate authority on those almost believable tales that always happen to a "friend of a friend." Alligators in the sewers? A pet in the microwave? A tragic misunderstanding of the function of cruise control? No, it didn't really happen to your friend's sister's neighbor: it's an urban legend. And no matter how savvy you think you are, you are sure to find in this collection of over 200 tales at least one story you would have sworn was true. Jan Harold Brunvand has been collecting and studying this modern folklore for over twenty years. In Too Good to Be True he captures the best stories in their best retellings, along with their latest variations and examples of how the stories have changed as they move from person to person and place to place. To help you find your favorite, Brunvand has arranged the tales thematically. "Bringing Up Baby" is full of episodes of child-rearing gone wrong, including the grisly tale of the drugged out baby-sitter who mistakes the kid for a turkey. "Funny Business" showcases stories of infamous lapses in customer service, such as the story of the shockingly expensive chocolate chip cookie recipe. And "The Criminal Mind" features both brilliant --if they were real --scams, as well as the purported antics of the less mentally gifted. Whether you want to become an expert debunker or just have plenty of laughs, this book will surprise and entertain you. Illustrated throughout. "Informative and entertaining.... Brunvand has collected more than 200 of the most-repeated and best-known examples of modern folk-myth."—Tampa Tribune "[N]ot only an entertaining anthology, but an excellent introduction to the study of folklore itself."—Publishers Weekly "A fun read... . All the classics are here from the killer upstairs to the Kentucky Fried Rat."—New City "Resonant stories that express our hidden anxieties ... make us laugh, [or] arouse our fascinated horror."—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "Informative and entertaining... . Brunvand has collected more than 200 of the most-repeated and best-known examples of modern folk-myth."—Tampa Tribune "[N]ot only an entertaining anthology, but an excellent introduction to the study of folklore itself."—Publishers Weekly
Download or read book Too Good to Be True written by Kristan Higgins and published by HQN Books. This book was released on 2012-12-18 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Higgins has a knack for sweet but not syrupy romances peppered with humor and populated with colorful characters." -Booklist on Until There Was You How far would you go to get over a guy? When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone...exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart. Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so...right? "This chilling paranormal thriller from bestseller Graham...will leave readers well satisfied." -Publishers Weekly on The Dead Room The Flynn brothers have inherited more than a New Orleans plantation. They've inherited a ghostly presence...and a long-kept secret Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors-especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woman in white. But when he finds a human bone on the grounds and another by the river, Aidan delves into the dark history of the Flynn plantation. Forced together to uncover the truth, Aidan and Kendall realize that a serial killer whose victims seem to vanish into thin air has long been at work...and that their own fates are about to be sealed forever unless they believe in the unbelievable.
Download or read book Too Good To Be True written by Kasey Michaels and published by Kasey Michaels. This book was released on 2015-03-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BOOK TWO IN THE D&S SECURITY SERIES. In TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, the sequel to CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU, Kasey Michaels delivers an equally delicious romantic comedy. Grady Sullivan, a private investigator, has been hired by a toilet paper millionaire to find out which of his heirs is out to kill him for his fortune. The heroine is the millionaire's unknown granddaughter who suddenly shows up on his doorstep. Is she who she says she is? Grady can't help falling for her... but is she too good to be true?
Download or read book Too Good To Be True written by Sitwat Hashmi and published by Partridge Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He survived a brutal war only to become a prisoner of it. Many thought of him as fortunate for making it alive but he considered it a curse. Because surviving that war and its aftermath was just the beginning of the worst of his nightmares. After losing his family and friends to the tyranny of the Hue Islands, something dark kindled within him. Spite and anger clawed deep inside him and left him black in vengeance and blue with sorrow. Hate can consume one to the point that they wind up losing the person they are to it, don't you think? Careful before you answer, you may be surprised by what you may learn.
Download or read book Too Good to Be True written by A. D. Stewart and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-21 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Too Good to Be True By: A. D. Stewart Vashti Beckford is tired of her day-to-day routine and makes the choice to start over in a new state. Now in New York City, she meets Jerome Williams, and they begin a whirlwind romance that seems almost too good to be true. In the middle of her fairy-tale ending, she finds herself in a compromising situation with a toxic ex who threatens to ruin everything. Too Good to Be True is a hard look at the moralities in life; not everything is so black and white, and some actions have devastating consequences. But with challenge comes a silver lining; with each small step forward, there is growth and change, urging people to become the best versions of themselves. Vashti’s journey through each challenge fills her with despair but a longing and hope to move forward, and find her happily ever after may exist. It just make take a little bit of heartbreak to get there.
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Download or read book Too Good to be True written by Benjamin Anastas and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When he was three, in the early 1970s, Benjamin Anastas found himself in his mother's fringe-therapy group in Massachusetts, a sign around his neck: Too Good to Be True. The phrase haunted him through his life, even as he found the literary acclaim he sought after his 1999 novel, An Underachiever's Diary, had made the smart set take notice. Too Good to Be True is his deeply moving memoir of fathers and sons, crushing debt and infidelity - and the first, cautious steps taken toward piecing a life back together. 'It took a long time for me to admit I had failed' Anastas begins. Broke, his promising literary career evaporated, he's hounded by debt collectors as he tries to repair a life ripped apart by the spectacular implosion of his marriage, which ended when his pregnant wife left him for another man. Had it all been too good to be true? Anasta's fierce love for his young son forces him to confront his own childhood, fraught with mental illness and divorce. His father's disdain for money might have been in line with the '70s zeitgeist - but what does it mean when you're dumping change into a Coinstar machine, trying to scrounge enough to buy your son a meal? Charged with rage and despair, humour and hope, this unforgettable book is about losing one's way and finding it again, and the redemptive power of art.
Download or read book Too Good to Be True written by Trish Perry and published by Harvest House Publishers. This book was released on 2007-03-01 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trish Perry, author of the charming novel The Guy I'm Not Dating, follows up with a contemporary, humorous tale of how love and life unfold in surprising ways. Rennie Young, heroine of Too Good to Be True, meets the gallant Truman Sayers after she faints in the boys' department of the local super store. Despite this unromantic introduction, Tru Sayers, a handsome young labor-and-delivery nurse, seems like a gift from God. But a recent divorce and other life disappointments cause Ren to question whether she can trust her heart and God. This clever novel encourages readers to lean on God's leading and to be open to life after the hurt—even when it seems too good to be true.
Download or read book Too Good to Be True written by Carola Lovering and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ONE LOVE STORY. TWO MARRIAGES. THREE VERSIONS OF THE TRUTH. Too Good to Be True is an obsessive, addictive love story for fans of Lisa Jewell and The Wife Upstairs, from Carola Lovering, the beloved author of Tell Me Lies. Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips—she’s smart, beautiful, and from a well-off family—she’s also battled crippling OCD ever since her mother’s death when she was eleven, and her romantic relationships have suffered as a result. But now Burke—handsome, older, and more emotionally mature than any man she’s met before—says he wants her. Forever. Except, Burke isn’t who he claims to be. And interspersed letters to his therapist reveal the truth: he’s happily married, and using Skye for his own, deceptive ends. In a third perspective, set thirty years earlier, a scrappy seventeen-year-old named Heather is determined to end things with Burke, a local bad boy, and make a better life for herself in New York City. But can her adolescent love stay firmly in her past—or will he find his way into her future? On a collision course she doesn’t see coming, Skye throws herself into wedding planning, as Burke’s scheme grows ever more twisted. But of course, even the best laid plans can go astray. And just when you think you know where this story is going, you’ll discover that there’s more than one way to spin the truth.
Download or read book Too Good To Be True written by Sheila O'Flanagan and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-02-10 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sheila O'Flanagan's bestseller TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE is a brilliant, feel-good read about love, marriage and what comes next, perfect for readers of Freya North and Catherine Alliott. When Carey Browne decides it's time for a holiday and flies into New York City - one of her favourite shopping destinations - she knows she'll have a good time. What she doesn't know is that she's about to have the biggest adventure of her life. Within days she's met and married Ben Russell, and a week later they're heading back together to Dublin, where they both live, to share the happy news with family and friends. Except not everyone's thrilled. And not everyone's convinced this is really more than a holiday romance. Carey and Ben are about to discover whether they've found the kind of love that can survive a blast of reality... What readers are saying about Too Good To Be True: 'I loved every minute reading Too Good To Be True - a book not to miss' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A must read for those who LOVE happy endings... I laughed, cried, hoped and had that fuzzy feeling as I read the book' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Another excellent O'Flanagan book. If you've read her other books and enjoyed them, then this will go down a storm too!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
Download or read book Too Good to Be True written by a Stratford and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-10 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you could ask the person who broke your heart why they did it, would you? In this sequel to When You’re Cold, we find that now Nathaniel Blake can’t avoid talking to the man that broke his heart in college. The big question is will Nate ask? And what will be the answer? Knowing the Mitchell Davis and his spouse, Marc Romero, are coming to the NIH, the reality sets in and Nate can’t think of much else. Good thing his new boyfriend, Ryan Stevens is there to help support him through this uncomfortable situation. But will Ryan’s insecurities make this situation more difficult? Back in London, Marc’s books are successful, but he’s struggling with the storyline. Sergio del Mundo’s personal life is getting more complicated as his relationship becomes more serious, but he’s not sure he can lean on Mitchell and their friend Paola Munoz the way he would like to. Everyone life is changing in many ways, can they all pull together to get through?
Download or read book Too Good to Be True written by Erin Arvedlund and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-08-11 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The untold story of the Madoff scandal, by one of the first journalists to question his investment practices Despite all the headlines about Bernard Madoff, he is still shrouded in mystery. How did he fool so many smart investors for so long? Who among his family and employees knew the truth? The person best qualified to answer these questions is Erin Arvedlund. In early 2001, she was suspicious of the amazing returns of Madoff's hedge fund. Her subsequent article in Barron's could have prevented a lot of misery, had the SEC followed up. Arvedlund presents a sweeping narrative of Madoff's career-from his youth in Queens, New York, to his early days working for his fatherin- law, and finally to infamy as the world's most notorious swindler. Readers will be fascinated by Arvedlund's portrayal of Madoff, his empire, and all those who never considered that he might be too good to be true.
Download or read book Just Too Good to Be True written by E. Lynn Harris and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2008-07-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Bestseller Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church's "Celibacy Circle." Now, in his senior year at college, the smart and very handsome Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, a beautiful and charming cheerleader named Barrett enters the picture. Barrett is set on seducing Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future. But is that all she wants from him? Is she acting alone? In a story that combines football, family, faith and secrets, Just Too Good to Be True is a sweeping novel that proves once and again why E. Lynn Harris is a bestselling author.
Download or read book Too Good to be True written by Mark Royden Winchell and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Nothing Is Too Good to Be True written by John Randolph Price and published by Hay House, Inc. This book was released on 2003-02-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work goes back to 9500 BC, when the Grand Magicians came forth, on to 500 BC, when the Great Ones appeared, and continues to trace the life-changing Principles of New Thought right up to the 21st century. It reveals the Secret of the Ages and the ministering angels.
Download or read book Environmental Planning in the Netherlands Too Good to be True written by Gert de Roo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Netherlands is one of the most prominent and innovative countries in the field of environmental planning. Over the past decade, its government has introduced such ground-breaking schemes as Integrated Environmental Zoning, the City-Environment Project, the Bubble Concept and Policy Concepts and new approaches to coping with noise, odours, soil pollution, air pollution and safety issues. These initiatives and policy tools reflect a rapidly changing and decentralising environmental policy, which contrasts with more conventional environmental ideologies. However, at present little is known of these policies in the international arena. De Roo shows how and why, in recent years, the country's planning system has moved away from its traditional 'top-down' structure. The resulting changes have had far-reaching consequences for the traditional principles of Dutch environmental policy. In addition, measures for compensating excessive environmental loads are now open to discussion and environmental quality is a subject of negotiation among stakeholders. All these developments mean that environmental policy-making has become more closely integrated with local initiatives that focus on general location-specific qualities. In this book, this development is referred to as 'tailor-made comprehensive planning', which relates closely to the local context, is area-specific, situation-dependent, and embraces shared governance.
Download or read book Too Good Yet So True written by Abi Solebo and published by WestBowPress. This book was released on 2014-03-11 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The vision for Too Good, Yet So True! was given to me by the Lord Jesus Christ. It showed the Lord’s faithfulness during my time of persecution, tribulations and trials after my conversion to Christianity. When it came to making a choice, as painful as it was to be rejected by loved ones, after so many failed attempts to stand up for Jesus for fear of persecution, it became evident to me that it was either now or never. I had no other choice but to choose Jesus and face rejection. Through it all, God’s grace kept me as I held fast, and I am still holding on to my faith in Christ. “The author does not pretend to be a sophisticated writer; rather, she has used personal experiences to unveil timeless truths from the Scriptures. Her personal trials and triumphs will encourage anyone whose faith in God is under threat. She does not make assumptions, no; this book outgrows such pettiness. She presents the case as it is, a rare ability in an age where the autobiographical text is often embellished for artistic purposes. This book, Too Good, Yet So True!, is God’s simple way of bringing dynamic transformation across your way. Your walk with God is not complete without reading this book.” —Funso Orimoloye, Research in Culture and Human Development, USA “This is a must-read for all. It is a rare gift to the whole world!” —Pastor Oluwayomi Obadimeji