Hailed as The Awl´s 2012 novel to anticipate, this glorious debut stars hippie detectives, a singular city, and an MFA student on the run. On a residential Bay Area block struggling with the collision of gentrifier condos and longtime residents, stymied recent MFA grad Philip Kim is sleeping the night away when bullets fly through a window in his apartment building and end up killing one of his neighbors. Philip only learns about the murder the next day, when bored and Googling himself. But when he gets caught up in the investigation and becomes the focus of an elaborate, violent scheme, he will learn far more than he ever wanted to about his former four-eggs-at-a-time borrowing neighbor, Dolores Stone, aka ´´The Grey Beaver´´, and her shocking connections to an underworld only a city like this one could create. Siddhartha ´´Sid” Finch, a homicide detective bitter about everything (except his gorgeous wife) and his phlegmatic, pock-marked partner Jim Kim land the case. Sid and Jim race after Philip through a menacing, unknowable San Francisco, fending off militant surfers, vaguely European cafe habitués, and aggressive Advanced Creative Writing students as they all try to figure out just who’s causing trouble in this city they love to hate. Unique, pulsing with vigor and heart, and loaded with fierce, fresh language, The Dead Do Not Improve confirms Jay Caspian Kang as a true American original, as obsessed with surfing and surviving as with the power of unforgettable storytelling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Feodor Chin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003208/bk_rand_003208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meditation doesn´t have to be about crystals, hypnotic folk music, and incense sticks!Forget about sitting in unnatural and uncomfortable positions while going ´´ommmmm....´´ It is not necessarily a club full of yoga masters, Shaolin monks, hippies, and new-agers. It is super practical and universal practice, that can improve your overall brain performance and happiness. Looking to be happy… not just fake smiles anymore? Sick of being held up and helpless, a victim of terrible circumstance? Do you really want to be a slave to your emotions anymore? Are you so depressed and negative that no one really enjoys spending time with you? Well, I was not necessarily talking to you, but if it speaks to you, you have picked up the right book! Most People Walk Through Their Life In a Walking Daze. I was too. I constantly fought everything going on in my life with my mind. Day to day stressors like traffic, the mean lady at the gas station with the bad breath that I had to see every morning, and the long hours put in at work were enough to drain me. My boss, with his long nose hair, breathing down my neck about my productivity level was enough to deplete a person every day. I could not even enjoy a second of my day because I was lost in worry and stress over what was going to happen next and what I could do to control it. In this book you will find techniques to step out of your thinking and allow your mind to finally rest. When meditating, you take a step back from actively thinking your thoughts, and instead, see them for what they are. The reason why meditation is helpful in reducing stress and attaining peace is that it gives your over-active consciousness a break. Just like your body needs it, your mind does too! I give you the gift of peace that I was able to attain through pre... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendell Wadsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042586/bk_acx0_042586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.