Fast Food Maniac

Author: Jon Hein
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780553418040
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Social Science

The beloved personality from The Howard Stern Show celebrates American fast food, exploring the history and secret menu items of both national and regional chains, ranking everything from burgers and fries to ice and mascots, and offering his own expert tips on where to go and what to order. Jon Hein is the ultimate fast food maniac, and in this book he draws on his extensive knowledge of, and love for, both nationwide chains and regional gems, from McDonald’s and KFC to In-N-Out Burger and Carvel. He digs into their origin stories; reveals secret menu items; includes best lists for everything from fried chicken and shakes to connoisseur concerns such as straws and biscuits; takes a nostalgic look back at the best giveaways, slogans, and uniforms; and even provides a battle-tested drive-thru strategy. With behind-the-counter looks at places like the Dunkin' Donuts headquarters and Nathan's original hot dog stand, Fast Food Maniac is the definitive, cross-country guide to some of America's best-loved guilty pleasures. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fast Food

Author: John A. Jakle
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080186920X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Architecture

Eating on the run has a long history in America, but it was the automobile that created a whole new category of dining: fast food. In the final volume of their Gas, Food, Lodging trilogy, John Jakle and Keith Sculle contemplate the origins, architecture, and commercial growth of fast food restaurants from White Castle to McDonald's.

Supersizing Urban America

Author: Chin Jou
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226921921
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Supersizing Urban America reveals how the US government has been, and remains, a major contributor to America s obesity epidemic. Government policies, targeted food industry advertising, and other factors helped create and reinforce fast food consumption in America s urban communities. Historian Chin Jou uncovers how predominantly African-American neighborhoods went from having no fast food chains to being deluged. She lays bare the federal policies that helped to subsidize the expansion of the fast food industry in America s cities and explains how fast food companies have deliberately and relentlessly marketed to urban, African-American consumers. These developments are a significant factor in why Americans, especially those in urban, low-income, minority communities, have become disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic."

They Call Me Baba Booey

Author: Gary Dell'Abate
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780812981896
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Dell'Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, for the first time tells the story of his early years and reveals how his chaotic childhood and early obsessions prepared him for life at the center of the greatest show on Earth.

Packed for the Wrong Trip

Author: W. Zach Griffith
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628726466
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: History

How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America’s War on Terror when—with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad—the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Maine National Guard was sent there to serve as guards in February 2004. Just before their arrival, the now infamous photos of the abuses suffered by the prisoners hit the world stage. Abu Ghraib became the focal point not only for global condemnation but for the insurgents’ outrage. Over the next year, the 152nd would come under attack by snipers, suicide bombers, vehicle-borne IEDs, and constant rocket and mortar fire. Yet at the same time, the Mainers would form close bonds with some of the prisoners, among them an Iraqi boy struck by a mortar in one of two mass casualty events, and Kamal, a community leader who acts as an envoy between the detainees and the soldiers and yet is assassinated after his release for helping the Americans. The men of the 152nd were an eclectic group of citizen-soldiers caught in one of the darkest corners of the war in Iraq. Packed for the Wrong Trip tells the true story of how they relied on each other and their own ingenuity to survive and to transform one of the most inhumane detainee centers into a functioning, humane prison—or as close to one as you could get when tucked between Baghdad and the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history—books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Show

Author: Filip Syta
Publisher: Inkshares
ISBN: 9781941758243
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Fiction

"An entertaining and truthful portrait of an ambitious generation stuck in the corporate world...a must read." — Havard Nyberg, Former Key Account Manager at Google and LinkedIn Think of the greatest tech company in the world. Imagine getting a job there. Picture the perks: free gourmet food, free booze, a gym, a swimming pool, and a holiday bonus . . . every month. Brilliant coworkers. No dress code. Great parties. More money. Everyone’s admiration. Vic is just like any other Harvard grad out there, except that he just scored a job at tech empire SHOW. But in the hunt for success and happiness, he falls into a shady world of sex, drugs, and swindle. The young tech elites are just as greedy as Wall Street bankers, but all the more cunning. Meanwhile, an office affair is brewing, and his father’s absence adds to Vic’s decline. The darker, drug-fueled parallel to Dave Eggers’ The Circle, Filip Syta's debut novel, The Show, offers a raw glimpse into the dangerous evolution of the tech world.

The Well Dressed Hobo

Author: Rush Loving, Jr.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253020727
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Transportation

Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful people and fascinating anecdotes. Chatting with brakemen, engineers, and executives, Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains and know the industry from the rails up.

Marketing Cases from Emerging Markets

Author: Dilip Mutum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642368615
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite the fact that experts acknowledge the importance of the emerging markets, there is a dearth of real case studies specially focussed on marketing issues. This case study book addresses that need. It is also important and timely in providing a framework for instructors and researchers (both academic and industry) to understand the dynamics occurring in emerging markets. This book is composed of long and short real cases with varying complexity in different sectors including airlines, hotel, fashion, etc. These will cover issues which are unique to the emerging markets (including the BRIC countries) to understand the dynamics occurring in these countries. With its case studies, collection of questions, and real-life marketing examples, this book offers unique benefits to marketing students and educators across the world. A must-have for every marketing course module.​

Card Up My Sleeve

Author: Jaime Doughsmith
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996921206
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre:

Author Jaime Doughsmith belongs to a society of "card smiths," dedicated to the art of mining incentives and rewards from credit cards. He specializes in cashback farming, buying as much as $50,000 of VISA gift cards per month with high cashback credit cards. It's an eccentric hobby that earns him about $20,000 cashback per year in addition to free vacations with airline miles from credit card sign-up bonuses. "Card Up My Sleeve" provides credit card users with a glimpse into the lives of the cardholders' top 1 percent. As Doughsmith points out, we live in a society where powerful banks seduce the masses with credit card offers and exact exorbitant interest rates from those who can least afford them. Yet victimhood is only a state of mind, as evidenced by Doughsmith's humorous and revealing accounts of cardholders who saw that the credit system is a mug's game, but decided to game the system.

Final Exits

Author: Michael Largo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060817411
Release Date: 2006-10-03
Genre: Social Science

To die, kick the bucket, to meet your Maker, dead as a doornail, get whacked, smoked, bite the dust, sleep with the fishes, go six feet under—whatever death is called, it's going to happen. In 1789 Ben Franklin wrote, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Death remains a certainty. But how do we die? It's the enormous variety of how that enlivens final exits. According to death certificates, in 1700 there were less than 100 causes of death. Today there are 3,000. With each advance of technology, people find new ways to become deceased, often causing trends that peak in the first year. People are now killed by everything, from cell phones, washing machines, lawn mowers and toothpicks, to the boundless catalog of man—made medicines. In Final Exits the causes of death—bizarre or common—are alphabetically arranged and include actual accounts of people, both famous and ordinary, who unfortunately died that way. (Ants, bad words, Bingo, bean bag chairs, flying cows, frozen toilets, hiccups, lipstick, moray eels, road kill, starfish, and toupees are only some of the more unusual causes.)

Too Fat to Fish

Author: Artie Lange
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780385526579
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The stand-up comedian draws on the trials and tribulations of his own life--from drug addiction and obesity to fights with his mother and his early career driving a Jersey cab--to share a collection of painfully hilarious true stories.

An Edge in the Kitchen

Author: Chad Ward
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062043733
Release Date: 2010-12-14
Genre: Cooking

Why are most of us so woefully uninformed about our kitchen knives? We are intimidated by our knives when they are sharp, annoyed by them when they are dull, and quietly ashamed that we don't know how to use them with any competence. For a species that has been using knives for nearly as long as we have been walking upright, that's a serious problem. An Edge in the Kitchen is the solution, an intelligent and delightful debunking of the mysteries of kitchen knives once and for all. If you can stack blocks, you can cut restaurant-quality diced vegetables. If you can fold a paper airplane, you can sharpen your knives better than many professionals. Veteran cook Chad Ward provides an in-depth guide to the most important tool in the kitchen, including how to choose the best kitchen knives in your price range, practical tutorials on knife skills, a step-by-step section on sharpening, and more——all illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. Along the way you will discover what a cow sword is, and why you might want one; why chefs are abandoning their heavy knives in droves; and why the Pinch and the Claw, strange as they may sound, are in fact the best way to make precision vegetable cuts with speed and style. An Edge in the Kitchen is the one and only guide to the most important tool in the kitchen.

Supersized

Author: Giovanni
Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag
ISBN: 3867871000
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Photography

Photographer Giovanni dedicated a huge part of his work to the most delicate part of the male body: the penis. Supersized is his fourth photo book, focusing on enormous cocks, brilliantly photographed by an artist who really knows his craft.

Winning Results with Google AdWords Second Edition

Author: Andrew Goodman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071595742
Release Date: 2007-10-22
Genre: Computers

Run a Profitable Google AdWords Campaign Reach millions of targeted new customers at the precise moment they're looking for the products and services you're selling with help from this hands-on guide. Winning Results with Google AdWords, Second Edition reveals the latest strategies for writing successful ads, selecting and grouping specific keywords, increasing conversion rates, and maximizing online sales. You'll also learn how to expand your ad distribution, test and tweak your ads, track results, and much more. Find out how boost visibility and increase profits with a Google AdWords campaign! Create strategic groups of ads and keywords Understand Google's Quality Score ad ranking system and quality-based bidding Use the keyword tool to your advantage Develop a successful bidding strategy Write, test, and refine winning ads Filter out inappropriate prospects Expand proven ad campaigns Measure success using Google Analytics and other methods Increase conversion rates