Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.
Indeed, in compiling a list of sport chokes, I had several arguments with close
friends and colleagues about what should be included and what should be left off
. Choking is suboptimal performance, not just poor performance. It's a
Author: Hugh White
Publisher: Victory Books
It happens to all of us. You've prepared for days, weeks, even years, for the big day when you will finally show your stuff in academia, in your career, in sport but when the big moment arrives, nothing seems to work. You hit the wrong note, drop the ball, get stumped by a simple question. In other words, you choke. But now there's good news: this doesn't have to happen. Dr Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and brain science, reveals in Choke the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. What happens in our brain and body when we experience the dreaded performance anxiety? And what are we doing differently when everything magically 'clicks' into place and the perfect golf swing, tricky test problem or high-pressure business pitch becomes easy? In an energetic tour of the latest research, Beilock explains the inescapable links between body and mind, and shows how to succeed brilliantly when it matters most. Whether you're at the Olympics, in the boardroom, or sitting for exams, Beilock's clear, prescriptive guidance shows how to remain cool under pressure the key to performing well when everything's on the line.
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Author: Sian Beilock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Explains the brain science behind why some people "choke" under pressure, examining how attention and working memory guide human performance; how experience, practice, and brain development interact; and how these interconnected elements react to stress.
I knew I'd keep the choking game private because I wanted to share something
with Nina, with only her. “I promise not to tell,” I said. Nina smiled, picked up our
things, and led me to the restroom, checking beneath the stalls to make sure we ...
Author: Diana López
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A heartfelt novel about the disturbing "choking game" trend -- and one girl's struggle for self-acceptance. If she could -- if her parents would let her -- eighth-grader Windy would change everything about herself. She'd get highlights in her hair, a new wardrobe; she'd wear makeup. But nothing ever changes. The mean girls at school are still mean, and Windy's best friend Elena is still more interested in making up words than talking about boys. And then one day, Windy gets the change she's been looking for. New girl Nina -- impossibly cool, confident, and not afraid of anyone -- starts hanging out with Windy! Nina even wants to be "breath sisters." Windy isn't sure what that means, exactly, but she knows she wants to find out. It sounds even better than a BFF. Windy is right, at first. Being a breath sister gains her a whole new set of friends, girls she feels closer to and cooler with than anyone else. But her inclusion in the new crowd comes at a dangerous price. Windy wants to change everything about her life ... but is she really willing to give up everything in the process?
Darnella Ford. Choke Darnella Ford .CHOKE Copyright © 2006 by Darnella Ford.
All rights reserved. St. Martin's Griffin New York.
Author: Darnella Ford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
For Vanessa, a low-income housing complex in the middle of the desert in El Mirage, Arizona, represents all that is wrong with her life. Her neighbors get it on all night long, she sees an abusive husband kill his wife, and then himself, and her own ex-husband keeps showing up and getting into her pants. The one bright spot in Vanessa's life is her daughter, Kennedy, and Kennedy's love for the piano. She is practicing to audition for an esteemed music academy that Vanessa can in no way afford---especially after losing her housekeeping job. But Vanessa isn't one to give up, and she'll do anything to help her daughter succeed, even if it means selling her body and soul.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ): a martial art that focus on grappling, in particular fighting
on the ground; also called Gracie jiu-jitsu choke: any hold used by a fighter
around an opponent's throat with the goal of submission. A blood choke cuts off
Author: Patrick Jones
Publisher: Darby Creek ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Hector's father used to be a Golden Gloves champion boxer. Now he's an unemployed alcoholic. Hector is trying to stay focused on winning his first amateur MMA fight, but it's not easy when his dad is MIA, his mom is against his training, and his best friend and girlfriend have betrayed him. Can he find the right moves to win over his opponents inside the cage and out?
Directly contacted from enterprises and individuals , Congress has learned that
after “ Operation Choke Point's ” onset , various lawful businesses were identified
, and were notified that their bank accounts were being terminated . When these ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Category: Bank fraud
Mike Walling. Choke Points Choke Points.
Author: Mike Walling
Publisher: Cutter Publishing
It's a simple plan - force the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by shutting down key US ports. No need for weapons of mass destruction, ordinary explosives easily obtained would do the job. The complex part is for Coast Guard Lieutenant Mark Fletcher to stop it from happening. Faced with an unknown enemy from his past and betrayal by his superior officers, Mark is caught in a labyrinth of deceit. His only allies are a retired Navy SEAL and a beautiful African American helicopter pilot. Stretching from the treacherous shores of Iraq to inner circles of power in Washington, DC, Choke Points leads the reader deep into the heart of the War on Terror and the real threats of attack on the U.S.
Why did I, or Jack Nicklaus, when we were coming down the stretch with a
chance to win a Major championship not choke? For a start, when I came down
the line in a Major cham- pionship, I was mentally prepared. I knew I was tied with
Author: Gary Player
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Gary, as much as anyone I ever saw, has that thing inside him thatchampions have."--Jack Nicklaus
CHOKE POINT 15 saw nothing and dismissed the apparitions as the fruit of an
over-stressed imagination. Another few turns and he found himself in a dimly lit
area of closed shops, the foggy street empty of people. Though the rain had
Author: Jay MacLarty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
WHEN HIGH-RISK COURIER SIMON LEONIDOVICH IS DRAWN INTO A GAME OF INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE IN THE NEW GAMING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, THE ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST HIM LIKE NEVER BEFORE. While overseeing the frenzied but suspiciously troubled construction of his new Macau mega resort, The Pacific Pearl, Big Jake Rynerson is secretly working with the president of the United States to frame a new international trade agreement -- the Pacific Rim Alliance -- between China, Taiwan, and America. To help forge this partnership, Simon Leonidovich, the man who can deliver anything, anywhere, is called upon to return a priceless artifact -- the Crest of Ch'in -- to the People's Republic of China. But there are many shadow forces who view a Sino-American alliance as a threat to their interests. With the opening of the Pacific Pearl just weeks away, a violent attack leaves Big Jake fighting for his life . . . and the man who can save the Alliance struggling to save himself.
Hawkins delivered a strong, straight punch to the bony protuberance behind the
right ear of one of the goons, jarring that part of the senses that controlled
balance. The man crumpled to the carpeted hall in CHOKE POINT 113 #113
Author: Don Pendleton
STONY MAN The Stony Man team of special operators stands ready to go into ultra-covert action whenever the President needs a specific brand of below-the-radar expertise. If the crisis is real and immediate, cybernetics experts with state-of-the-art technology kick into gear from the war room of a secret facility known only to the Oval Office, while the commando soldiers of Able Team and Phoenix Force lead the ground assault. Consummate warriors dedicated to protecting the innocent, Stony Man draws a hard line against enemies of the free world. PERMANENT SHUTDOWN A U.S. senator's murder and the kidnapping of several children of high-profile government officials leave the President no choice but to call in Stony Man to investigate. But the kidnappings are only the tip of the iceberg. The ransom money and income from a human trafficking ring are being used to fund terrorist activities overseas. It's a race against time as Able Team has to track down the kidnappers in Florida before anything happens to the children, while Phoenix Force hunts the ringleader in Morocco. Their goal: neutralize the operation. No matter what.
... the Zodiac along with a whiff of its gasoline exhaust swept onto the bridge by a
westerly wind coming in from the open sea through the choke point between the
Olympic peninsula and Vancouver Island. the wind starting to disperse the fog.
Author: Ian Slater
Publisher: Ballantine Books
The fight against terrorism has reached the next level— and now America will really go to war. A series of cataclysmic events is exploding around the world. Two divisions of Chinese ground troops move against a neighboring Muslim nation, while a provocation unleashes generations of pent-up violence between the mainland and Taiwan. With U.S. troops still on the ground in the Middle East and “Ganistan,” and an American president forced by rapidly unfolding events to make decisions on the fly, the most dangerous threat is the one no one sees. For off the fog-shrouded coast of Washington State, a staggering attack will flood the Northwest with American refugees and force the bravest and the best of U.S. Special Forces under the toughest of the tough, General Douglas Freeman, into a pitched, desperate battle to find a shadow enemy—before he strikes the next terrifying blow against the United States. From the Paperback edition.
He wasjust getting into the business when I got out, surfing the waveof the new
extreme hardcore subgenre with raunchy, brutally violent series like Full Throttle,
Choke it Down and the oh sosexy and creatively named Make Her Puke! He was
Author: Christa Faust
Publisher: Titan Books
Angel Dare went into Witness Protection to escape her past -- not as a porn star, but as a killer who took down the sex slavery ring that destroyed her life. But sometimes the past won't stay buried. When a former co-star is gunned down, it's up to Angel to get his son, a hotheaded MMA fighter, safely through the Arizona desert, shady Mexican bordertowns, and the neon mirage of Las Vegas...
Exposing the rotten, insidious patterns of fathering that most societies still ignore,
Choke Chain shows two boys struggling to find steady ground in a disintegrating
household. Watching quietly as their mother diminishes in the black light of her ...
Author: Jason Donald
Publisher: Random House
'An exceptional debut' Independent Alex is twelve, and he lives with his younger brother and his parents in a dirt-poor white neighbourhood in 1980s South Africa. He and Kevin are trying to grow up, while their mother, Grace, is simply trying to keep them safe. Apart from the usual lessons of childhood, the boys are finding out about deceit, petty crime and casual violence, and the person that's teaching them is their father. A devious, self-centred, volatile man, Bruce Thorne sees the world as a battleground where the winner is the one who throws the first punch. Ruling the family through fear, it is only when he abandons them for a teenage lover that their problems really begin. Exposing the rotten, insidious patterns of fathering that most societies still ignore, Choke Chain shows two boys struggling to find steady ground in a disintegrating household. Watching quietly as their mother diminishes in the black light of her husband, they learn that not all adults are right and true - that some have evil bred, or beaten, into them. Opening with a thunderstorm and hail 'the size of apricots', this extraordinary first novel is a series of emotional storms and aftershocks, with any brightness on the horizon shadowed by gathering dark. Beautifully written and intensely moving, the novel builds to the drama of its conclusion: the turbulence turning to frenzy and clearing, finally, to some redemptive light.
Author: Ridley Pearson
The new Risk Agent novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Private security firm Rutherford Risk’s new client is a philanthropist with a headline-making cause: to locate and shut down an Amsterdam-based sweatshop that uses enslaved girls as forced labor. Enter import/export entrepreneur John Knox, with his former combat experience—and forensic accountant Grace Chu, who can trap and trace even the most sensitive financial information. Working through the picturesque streets and canals of Amsterdam, Knox and Grace face Middle Eastern mobsters, the owner of a local brothel and police officers they don’t trust. Pursuing one young girl who holds the key to their investigation, but is either too afraid or in too deep to help them, they encounter the dark side of a secret world where would-be allies are enemies, and the victims themselves don’t want to be saved.
Choke. an. Ocean. by Jesse Franklin Bone "Nice that you dropped in," the man in
the detention room said. "I never expected a visit from the Consul General. It
makes me feel important." "The Confederation takes an interest in all of its
Author: J.F. Bone
Publisher: eStar Books
Walker knew just the man for the job, only one problem, he was deemed "a security risk."
Author: David Yoo
Publisher: Hachette UK
In this brutally honest collection of often cringe-inducing episodes, David Yoo perfectly captures the cycle of failure and fear from childhood through adulthood. Whether he's wearing four layers of clothing to artificially beef up his slim frame, routinely testing highlighters against his forearm to see if he indeed has yellow skin, or preemptively sabotaging promising relationships to avoid being compared to former boyfriends, Yoo celebrates and skewers the insecurities of anxious people everywhere.
Antonio and Gil were tinkering with the angle of Jairo's elbow when he applied a
guillotine choke from the mount. Edson was calm, flat on his back and trying to
breathe through clenched teeth while Jairo stretched his neck. I stood behind
Author: Jeremy Brown
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
Woodshed Wallace is equally at home in the grittiest alleys and brightest MMA cages of Las Vegas, but none of that prepares him for the war that awaits him in Rio de Janeiro. Woody is in Brazil to reunite with his past flame Marcela and the Arcoverde clan and to fight in Banzai Eddie Takanori’s first international Warrior Inc. event. Marcela and the Arcoverdes do their best to let Woody focus on the fight, but his instincts are too sharp. The family is in trouble. Carrasco, crime lord of the notorious, sprawling Rio slum Axila da Serpente, has taken a liking to Marcela. Carrasco believes he is the embodiment of an Exu, a spirit driven by lust, vice, and crime, and the spirit has demanded ownership of Marcela. Under the burning MMA spotlights and within the brutal labyrinths of Rio’s slums, Woody must realize what he cherishes most—and what he must fight for—before it is gone forever.
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NOf Wisc Volumes in the Phase I Choke Canyon Series . Volume 1 Historic
Author: Grant D. Hall
Category: Choke Canyon Reservoir (Tex.)
2 Each of the two basic curves was run at values of l / h of 10 and 20 where is the
distance from the beginning of the choke bump to the tunnel throat and h is the
height of the bump from the tunnel wall . ( See fig . 3. ) The shorter chokes had ...
Author: Richard Lawson Campbell
Category: Perturbation (Astronomy)