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Wikipedia Misfits by Laura Rensing

Title Wikipedia Misfits
Author Laura Rensing
Publisher Hyperink Inc
Release Date 2012-07-30
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 21
ISBN 9781614646884
Language English, Spanish, and French
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ABOUT THE BOOK The series opens with a group of six young offenders (Nathan, Kelly, Curtis, Simon, Alisha, and Gary) sentenced to community service. Bored, jaded, and 100% unrepentant of their crimes, the group reluctantly suit up in their trademark orange jumpsuits and report to Tony, their probation worker. Not exactly a group of Boy Scouts, the offenders harass Tony and Gary shirks duty in the bathrooms. A freak storm sends the rest of the group flying through the air, but at first they appear unharmed and unaffected. Kelly is the first to catch on that the storm wasn't the only freak event to occur when she "hears" her dog thinking. Simon discovers in the locker room that he has the power to turn invisible: not a far stretch as he is already the outcast of this group of outcasts and is alternatively ignored or harassed. MEET THE AUTHOR Laura Rensing is a writer and performer who occasionally has difficulty distinguishing fact from her pet fire-breathing dragon. A graduate of UC Irvine with dual degrees in Drama and Comparative Literature, Laura's experience onstage and on paper has given her a unique world view that allows her to move from present day politics to medieval literature at the drop of a pen. Don't let her frivolous tone fool you: her analysis of Public Sphere Theory in social media during the 2008 Presidential Election as well as her experience in local start-ups reveal that her critical thinking can be as daring as Lady Gaga's latest Grammy appearance. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Heartwarming and sometimes gag-inducing, Misfits is a daring dark comedy that pushes even super endurance past its limits. In spite of its crass humor, the series does pinpoint common insecurities among youths. From Alisha's over-sexed image to Nathan's perpetual childlike behavior to Simon's creepy outcast status to Curtis' "fallen angel" circumstances, the show examines motivations of these behaviors in the younger generation. At times revelling in the debauchery, at other times examining the pain of the circumstances, Misfits provides a unique look at the lives of your average superhero offender that has teleported its way into worldwide notice and acclaim. CHAPTER OUTLINE Wikipedia+: Misfits + Season 1: Misfits Begins + Season 2: Return of the Misfits + Christmas Special: Merry Christmas, Misfits! + Season Three: Misfits Forever + ...and much more

The Misfit Economy by Alexa Clay

Title The Misfit Economy
Author Alexa Clay
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-06-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781451688825
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A book that argues that lessons in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living and working on the margins of business and society. Who are the greatest innovators in the world? You're probably thinking Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. The usual suspects. This book isn't about them. It's about people you've never heard of. It's about people who are just as innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary as the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the world. They’re in the crowded streets of Shenzhen, the prisons of Somalia, the flooded coastal towns of Thailand. They are pirates, computer hackers, pranksters, and former gang leaders. Across the globe, diverse innovators operating in the black, grey, and informal economies are developing solutions to a myriad of challenges. Far from being "deviant entrepreneurs" that pose threats to our social and economic stability, these innovators display remarkable ingenuity, pioneering original methods and practices that we can learn from and apply to move formal markets. This book investigates the stories of underground innovation that make up the Misfit Economy. It examines the teeming genius of the underground. It asks: Who are these unknown visionaries? How do they work? How do they organize themselves? How do they catalyze innovation? And ultimately, how can you take these lessons into your own world?

This Music Leaves Stains by James Greene Jr.

Title This Music Leaves Stains
Author James Greene Jr.
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date 2013-02-14
Category Music
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9780810884380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Few bands in the past three decades have proven as affecting or exciting as the Misfits, the ferocious horror punk outfit that lurked in the shadows of suburban New Jersey and released a handful of pivotal underground recordings during their brief, tumultuous time together. Led by Glenn Danzig, a singer possessed of vision and blessed with an incredible baritone, the Misfits pioneered a death rock sound that would reverberate through the various musical subgenres that sprung up in their wake. This Music Leaves Stains now presents the full story behind the Misfits and their ubiquitous, haunting skull logo, a story of unique talent, strange timing, clashing personalities, and incredible music that helped shape rock as we know it today. James Greene, Jr., maps this narrative from the band's birth at the tail end of the original punk movement through their messy dissolve at the dawn of the 1980s right on through the legal warring and inexplicable reunions that helped carry the band into the 21st century. Music junkies of any stripe will surely find themselves engrossed in this saga that finally pieces together the full story of the greatest horror punk band that ever existed, though Misfits fans will truly marvel at the thorough and detailed approach James Greene, Jr. has taken in outlining the rise, fall, resurrection, and influence of New Jersey's most frightening musical assembly.

The Magic Misfits The Second Story by Neil Patrick Harris

Title The Magic Misfits The Second Story
Author Neil Patrick Harris
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2018-09-25
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780316391832
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series--with even more tricks up its sleeve. Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep their home of Mineral Wells safe--but can they protect themselves? Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat! ...have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers: WHERE? A sleepy town in New England. Within the town is a magic shop, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon--the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor. WHO? Carter, who can make things vanish. Leila, who can escape from anything. Theo, who can make things levitate. Ridley, who can invent anything. And twins Olly and Izzy, who can make anyone laugh. WHY? Because together, these six magical misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)

David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Title David and Goliath
Author Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher Back Bay Books
Release Date 2015-04-07
Category Psychology
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0316204374
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he? In DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers-The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw-DAVID AND GOLIATH draws upon history, psychology and powerful story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

The Complete Misfits Discography by Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter

Title The Complete Misfits Discography
Author Robert Michael "Bobb" Cotter
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2019-09-06
Category Music
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781476636481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A pioneering "horror-punk" band, the Misfits are legends in their own time. This discography tells the story of the band in all of its incarnations through all of their recorded output--both official and unauthorized releases. Discographies are provided for both present and former members' solo projects and bands, along with a wealth of rare record sleeves, photos and vintage posters documenting the evolution of the band and the brand.

Running And Clicking by Sabine Schenk

Title Running and Clicking
Author Sabine Schenk
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 2013-10-29
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9783110272437
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Running and Clicking examines how Future Narratives push against the confines of their medium: Studying Future Narratives in movies, interactive films, and other electronic media that allow for nodes, this volume demonstrates how the dividing line between film and game is progressively dissolved. Focused on traditional mass media, transitional media, and new media, it also touches on transmedial storytelling and virtual reality and offers a discussion of the political power of the imaginary and the twilight of Future Narratives in the post-human hegemony of the simulated real.

Odd Man Out by Matt McCarthy

Title Odd Man Out
Author Matt McCarthy
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-02-19
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101015933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The best baseball book since Moneyball." Hailed by critics as one of the great books about baseball, Odd Man Out captures the gritty essence of our national pastime as it is played outside the spot­light. Matt McCarthy, a decent left-handed starting pitcher on one of the worst squads in Yale history, earned a ticket to spring training as the twenty-sixth-round draft pick of the 2002 Anaheim Angels. This is the hilarious inside story of his year with the Provo Angels, Anaheim's minor league affiliate in the heart of Mormon country, as McCarthy navigates the ups and downs of an antic, grueling season, filled with cross-country bus trips, bizarre rivalries, and wild locker-room hijinks.

Saints And Misfits by S. K. Ali

Title Saints and Misfits
Author S. K. Ali
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-06-13
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781481499248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.

The Pirates by Gideon Defoe

Title The Pirates
Author Gideon Defoe
Publisher Orion
Release Date 2005
Category Pirates
Total Pages 152
ISBN 0297849018
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since she sailed away after the pirates' adventure with scientists, the pirates' boat has been somewhat battered by the rigours of ocean life. Her mast keeps collapsing, her wheel has broken off and several of the pirates have ended up with nasty splinters. Realising his paintings can only cover up the leaks for so long, the Pirate Captain decides he must pay a visit to Cutlass Liz's boat yard (Liz is 'famed for having the best face on the entire eastern seaboard') and trade his ship in for a newer model. Dazzled by the swan-lined curtains and tennis courts of 'The Lovely Emma', and frankly, by Cutlass Liz's lovely face, the Pirate Captain makes a rash decision and finds himself with a debt of six thousand doubloons, and very little time in which to pay it before the sands of Liz's hourglass run out and he and his crew are gutted like fish. And so the Pirates set forth on a courageous voyage and a desperate quest for some ready cash. Their adventure will take them from the Florida Keys to the bright lights of Las Vegas, to the ends of the earth in search of a mythical white whale, and even, perhaps into the dark depths of madness. But hopefully, they'll be home in time for tea.

The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

Title The True Believer
Author Eric Hoffer
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2011-05-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780062029355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A part of Harper Perennial’s special “Resistance Library” highlighting classic works that illuminate the “Age of Trump”: A boldly packaged reissue of the classic examination of dangerous nationalist political movements. “Its theme is political fanaticism, with which it deals severely and brilliantly.” —New Yorker A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer—the first and most famous of his books—was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., this landmark in the field of social psychology is completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today as it delivers a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Title The Monkey Wrench Gang
Author Edward Abbey
Publisher Rosetta Books
Release Date 2011-08-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 450
ISBN 9780795317361
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A motley crew of saboteurs wreak outrageous havoc on the corporations destroying America’s Western wilderness in this classic, comic extravaganza. When George Washington Hayduke III returns home from war in the jungles of Southeast Asia, he finds the unspoiled West he once knew has been transformed. The pristine lands and waterways are being strip mined, dammed up, and paved over by greedy government hacks and their corrupt corporate coconspirators. And the manic, beer-guzzling, rabidly antisocial ex-Green Beret isn’t just getting mad. Hayduke plans to get even. Together with a radical feminist from the Bronx; a wealthy, billboard-torching libertarian MD; and a disgraced Mormon polygamist, Hayduke’s ready to stick it to the Man in the most creative ways imaginable. By the time they’re done, there won’t be a bridge left standing, a dam unblown, or a bulldozer unmolested from Arizona to Utah. Edward Abbey’s most popular novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang is an outrageous romp with ultra-serious undertones that is as relevant today as it was in the early days of the environmental movement. The author who Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) once dubbed “The Thoreau of the American West” has written a true comedic classic with brains, heart, and soul that more than justifies the call from the Los Angeles Times Book Review that we should all “praise the earth for Edward Abbey!”

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Title Suttree
Author Cormac McCarthy
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-08-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780307762474
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity.

Misfits Of Medicine by William W. Colliflower, M.D.

Title Misfits of Medicine
Author William W. Colliflower, M.D.
Publisher FriesenPress
Release Date 2019-11-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781525546723
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When we think of a misfit, we often who willfully engages in the kind of behavior or attitude that sets them apart from others in an uncomfortable way. There are times when misfit behavior can turn out good, such as when a member of a football team chooses to disobey the coach’s instruction and scores a touchdown. There are other examples of misfits when ones behavior fails to follow protocol, makes others uncomfortable and causes harm. This book is about those who cause harm. In the final analysis, who or what is there to say about the “misfits” as a group? Unlike the physicians portrayed in “Monsters of Medicine,” there is no common thread that can best describe who they are or what drives them to behave the way they do. Rest assured, anti-social traits can be shown in all of them, but they are not shared nor are they consistent. The Hippocratic Oath, as sacred as it sounds, is to many of these missits a bunch of words conceived by an old Greek physician 2,000 years ago and has lost its signisicance. The lay public continues to put unadulterated faith in the physician. The ill patient, particularly if seriously ill, is vulnerable, grasping at anything which might hold hope of recovery. The unscrupulous physician sinds this patient as one easy sell to their misfit ways. Thus, the characters: “MISFITS OF MEDICINE."

The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Title The Mists of Avalon
Author Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2001-07-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 912
ISBN 9780345448163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.

American Hardcore by Steven Blush

Title American Hardcore
Author Steven Blush
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category
Total Pages 616
ISBN 1458787095
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hardcore, the hard-edged second generation of punk rock, whose peak period ranged from 1980 to 1986, has never before been captured in the way Steven Blushs authoritative, extensively illustrated oral history revisits its dynamic and sordid past. All the major hardcore scenes, particularly in Southern California, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, New York City and Texas are given provocative voice through its major players, from drugged-out suburban Metal misfits to shit-kicking skinheads to vegan anti-drug pacifists. American Hardcore; A Tribal History not only recapitulates an important and influential scene, its provocative sociological snapshots reveal the apocalyptic desperation of a singular time in American history. Author Steven Blush was a prime mover in the scene he writes about; in the 80s, he promoted many hardcore tours and shows, DJ an influential college radio show, and ran a record label. Later Blush published Seconds magazine, and wrote for Paper, Spin, Interview, Village Voice, Details and High Times magazines. The primary photographers included in this volume are Edward Colver and Karen O Sullivan. Flyers, set lists, logos, and record covers have been provided by many collectors, and the book includes an extensive discography of Hard core rock releases from 1980 to 1986.

Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad

Title Our Band Could Be Your Life
Author Michael Azerrad
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2012-12-01
Category Music
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780316247184
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The definitive chronicle of underground music in the 1980s tells the stories of Black Flag, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and other seminal bands whose DIY revolution changed American music forever. Our Band Could Be Your Life is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties -- when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives re-energized American rock with punk's do-it-yourself credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, and immensely influential. This sweeping chronicle of music, politics, drugs, fear, loathing, and faith is an indie rock classic in its own right. The bands profiled include: Sonic Youth Black Flag The Replacements Minutemen Husker Du Minor Threat Mission of Burma Butthole Surfers Big Black Fugazi Mudhoney Beat Happening Dinosaur Jr.

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody

Title Obernewtyn
Author Isobelle Carmody
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-09-19
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781408811689
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities, it is also dangerous. Survival is only by secrecy and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But it is as if they have their own imperative and she is brought to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the Land. Banished to the remote mountain institution of Obernewtyn, she must throw off her cloak of concealment and pit herself against those that would resurrect the terrible forces of the apocalypse. Only then will she learn most truly who and what she is . . . Elspeth is determined to uncover the plot and so, accompanied only by her cat, Maruman, embarks on a terrible adventure full of danger, the conclusion to which promises not just uncertainty about her safety but also that of many around her.

The Misfits by James Howe

Title The Misfits
Author James Howe
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011-11-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781442449428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other. That's how it was with us. Skeezie Tookis and Addie Carle and Joe Bunch and me. We call ourselves the Gang of Five, but there are only four of us. We do it to keep people on their toes. Make 'em wonder. Or maybe we do it because we figure that there's one more kid out there who's going to need a gang to be a part of. A misfit, like us. Skeezie, Addie, Joe, and Bobby -- they've been friends forever. They laugh together, have lunch together, and get together once a week at the Candy Kitchen to eat ice cream and talk about important issues. Life isn't always fair, but at least they have each other -- and all they really want to do is survive the seventh grade. That turns out to be more of a challenge than any of them had anticipated. Starting with Addie's refusal to say the Pledge of Allegiance and her insistence on creating a new political party to run for student council, the Gang of Five is in for the ride of their lives. Along the way they will learn about politics and popularity, love and loss, and what it means to be a misfit. After years of getting by, they are given the chance to stand up and be seen -- not as the one-word jokes their classmates have tried to reduce them to, but as the full, complicated human beings they are just beginning to discover they truly are.

The Farseekers by Isobelle Carmody

Title The Farseekers
Author Isobelle Carmody
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2008-12-09
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780375892387
Language English, Spanish, and French
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in the two years since its takeover of Obernewtyn, the secret community of Misfits has flourished. Protected by their remoteness, Elspeth Gordie and her allies have worked hard to develop their forbidden mental abilities—all in preparation for their inevitable confrontation with the totalitarian Council. And though their training is far from complete, the Misfits can no longer stay hidden when they learn of the existence of a new Talent—one whose power may eclipse anything they have seen before.