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Tails I Lose

Tails I Lose Author Justyn Rees Larcombe
ISBN-10 9780745956480
Release 2014-07-14
Pages 240
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Justyn had everything. Stunningly successful in the world of re-insurance, he was being fast tracked for further promotion in a global company. He had wealth, a big house, a Porsche, a Mercedes. He had a beautiful wife and three sons. He lost it all, blowing three quarters of a million pounds in three years. He spent his wife’s money. He then used his corporate card at work to fund his habit. This cost him his job, and then his wife, children, home and reputation. He barely escaped criminal prosecution, and considered suicide. But this is also a story of hope. Justyn stopped gambling overnight through a miraculous and dramatic healing. “God has restored much of what I lost and is continuing to do so,” he explains. “I am slowly dealing with the consequences of my habit.” Today Justyn speaks widely about the dangers of gambling.

The Easy Way to Stop Gambling

The Easy Way to Stop Gambling Author Allen Carr
ISBN-10 9781782129219
Release 2013-09-08
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Allen Carr's Easy Way has helped over 14 million people to date and counting! His revolutionary approach to the problem of addiction allows addicts to take back control of their lives. Here in this brand new book the renowned Easy Way method is applied to the subject of gambling. Most gamblers are convinced that it's almost impossible to stop gambling and free themselves from debt; they also feel unable to solve the widespread problems gambling causes. The wonderful news is that this book shows you how to stop immediately, painlessly and permanently. This book understands gamblers and how they think and, without being judgemental or patronising, takes them step-by-step through the process of how to free themselves of the gambling addiction. It demonstrates how gamblers fall into the trap of gambling, the psychology behind being addicted to risk and how to quit gambling once and for all.

Life on the Line

Life on the Line Author Kevin Twaddle
ISBN-10 9781845024673
Release 2012-09-20
Pages 256
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Kevin Twaddle was a footballer who was always prepared to take a risk on the park but it was off it where he really gambled. The former Hearts, Motherwell and St Johnstone winger speaks openly for the first time about his secret betting addiction that saw him blow more than a million pounds and wrecked his football career. Kevin tells his harrowing story of what his punting did to his family, how it killed relationships, destroyed his bond with his daughter and almost caused his parents to split up. He talks about his addiction and how it led to him stealing, going to loan sharks, left him facing jail and considering the ultimate gamble - suicide - before he finally got his life back on the straight and narrow. Kevin, who has since gone on to play pool for Scotland, has now not had a bet for more than six years, holds a prominent position in Gamblers Anonymous and also uses his experiences to help the Professional Footballers Association (Scotland) to educate today's footballers on the pitfalls of gambling. This is the harrowing and moving story on how one man's life fell apart spectacularly because of his addiction to gambling and how, after hitting rock bottom, he finally managed to conquer his demons.

Overcoming Gambling

Overcoming Gambling Author Philip Mawer
ISBN-10 9781847093424
Release 2014-03-20
Pages 128
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Problem gambling is on the rise. It affects a wide range of people, from teenagers and students to housewives and the retired. Problem gamblers are at greater risk not only of financial disaster, but of relationship breakdown, poor physical health, mental-health problems such as anxiety and depression, and suicide. This book looks at how to stop gambling once and for all. Topi include: • the effects of gambling • looking at whether gambling is an illness • deciding to stop • how to support the gambler • changing behaviour patterns and routines • creating a support team • a lifestyle to help keep you from gambling

All Bets Are Off

All Bets Are Off Author Arnie Wexler
ISBN-10 9781937612757
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 252
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Wexler's compulsive gambling spiraled out of control....after forty-plus years in recovery, he's become a nationally known expert on gambling addiction.

International journal of contemporary sociology

International journal of contemporary sociology Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556002015931
Release 1971
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International journal of contemporary sociology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International journal of contemporary sociology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International journal of contemporary sociology book for free.

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time Author Justyn Rees Larcombe
ISBN-10 0857217186
Release 2016-06-17
Pages 224
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Through testimonial, anecdote and scriptural reference, this book allows the reader to share in recovery from secret habits of all kinds. Covering subjects such as alcohol, food, gambling, sex and smoking, Justyn Rees Larcombe demonstrates how to avoid the traps of the modern world. Justyn Rees Larcombe's account of gambling addiction - three years of destruction followed by three years of restoration - is interwoven throughout the book. The chapters are short and thematic, ending with helpful questions and exercises.

The Jumping Frog

The Jumping Frog Author Mark Twain
ISBN-10 0486226867
Release 1971
Pages 65
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Revenge edition. The original story, a hapless French translation, and Twain's hilarious "retranslation" from the French. 12 illustrations.

Keith Gillespie How Not to be a Football Millionaire

Keith Gillespie  How Not to be a Football Millionaire Author Keith Gillespie
ISBN-10 190869579X
Release 2014-05
Pages 320
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Keith Gillespie is renowned as a footballer who liked a bet. And lost a lot. One afternoon he added up how much he had gambled away during the course of his professional career. It made for uncomfortable reading. This is his story.

Tales from the Oldest Profession

Tales from the Oldest Profession Author Kevin O’Donnell
ISBN-10 9781452513881
Release 2014-06-05
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In his forty-three years as a practising lawyer, Kevin O’Donnell encountered a wide and sometimes weird mixture of characters lawyers, clients, police officers, and others. When it came time to tell the story of his career, he knew that he didn’t want to write a book only about the law; he wanted to write a book about the people with whom and for whom he worked. Some of these stories may come off as improbable or even impossible, but they’re all true. He shares tales of the more notable people he had the privilege of dealing with and the unusual situations those associations created. He received the occasional threat of violence, but fortunately, none of them came to pass. He also survived the aggression of his peers, in and out of court. During his experience as a law student, articled clerk, employee lawyer, senior associate for substantial law fi rms, and partner in a fi rm in regional Victoria, he saw it all— and some of the best anecdotes from those years await within. Many of the people he writes about are still his friends (and some never were), while some of them are now deceased. They’ve all provided him with amusement over the years, as well as wry smiles as he brought their shared adventures to life in his memoir.

The Perfect Bet

The Perfect Bet Author Adam Kucharski
ISBN-10 9780465098590
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 288
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For the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians and scientists-have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn't. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world.


Siddhartha Author Hermann Hesse
ISBN-10 9788184958591
Release 2016-06-04
Pages 172
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Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life but soon becomes restless and discards it for pleasures of the flesh. He is quickly bored and sickened by the unending lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, he comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself. Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.

31 of Taneka s Urban Life Tales Instructor s Manual

31 of Taneka s Urban Life Tales  Instructor s Manual Author ARISE Foundation Staff
ISBN-10 9781586140991
Release 2011-01-08
Pages 100
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Everyone loves a good story. This collection of 31 snapshots of urban life is a window into the lives of young people living with AIDS, domestic abuse, gun violence, drug use and more. Told in the first person, each story invites the reader to empathize with the characters. Every easy-to-read tale is followed by discussion ideas and activities designed to inspire thought and conversation. Like all great fables, each story teaches an important lesson about making the right choices. Share Taneka's Urban Life Tales. No supplies, videos, or VCR to set up, just remarkable lessons on sex, drinking, happiness, young girls and older men, and AIDS plus 27 more no-heads-on-the-desk, hair-twirling, or bored-expressions lessons.

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi Author George H. Devol
Release 1892
Pages 300
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A cabin boy in 1839 could steal cards and cheat the boys at eleven stock a deck at fourteen bested soldiers on the Rio Grande during the Mexican war won hundreds of thousands from paymasters, cotton buyers, defaulters and thieves fought more rough and tum


Unplugged Author Ryan G. Van Cleave
ISBN-10 9780757313622
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 322
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WARNING: This video game may impair your judgment. It may cause sleep deprivation, alienation of friends and family, weight loss or gain, neglect of one's basic needs as well as the needs of loved ones and/or dependents, and decreased performance on the job. The distinction between fantasy and reality may become blurred. Play at your own risk. Not responsible for suicide attempts, whether failed or successful. No such warning was included on the latest and greatest release from the Warcraft series of massive multiplayer on-line role-playing games (MMORPGs)--World of Warcraft (WoW). So when Ryan Van Cleave--a college professor, husband, father, and one of the 11.5 million Warcraft subscribers worldwide--found himself teetering on the edge of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, he had no one to blame but himself. He had neglected his wife and children and had jeopardized his livelihood, all for the rush of living a life of high adventure in a virtual world. Ultimately, Ryan decided to live, but not for the sake of his family or for a newly found love of life: he had to get back home for his evening session of Warcraft. A fabulously written and gripping tale, Unplugged takes us on a journey through Ryan's semi-reclusive life with video games at the center of his experiences. Even when he was sexually molested by a young school teacher at age eleven, it was the promise of a new video game that lured him to her house. As Ryan's life progresses, we witness the evolution of videogames--from simple two-button consoles to today's complicated multi-key technology, brilliantly designed to keep the user actively participating. As is the case with most recovering addicts, Ryan eventually hits rock bottom and shares with the reader his ongoing battle to control his impulses to play, providing prescriptive advice and resources for those caught in the grip of this very real addiction.

How to Solve Mathematical Problems

How to Solve Mathematical Problems Author Wayne A. Wickelgren
ISBN-10 9780486152684
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 288
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Seven problem-solving techniques include inference, classification of action sequences, subgoals, contradiction, working backward, relations between problems, and mathematical representation. Also, problems from mathematics, science, and engineering with complete solutions.

Man from the South A Roald Dahl Short Story

Man from the South  A Roald Dahl Short Story Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9781405911047
Release 2012-09-13
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Man from the South is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Man from the South, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man takes part in a very unusual bet, one with appalling consequences . . . Man from the South is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale.' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Stephen Mangan. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.