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Book 10 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is here! Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going 'old school' just too hard for a kid like Greg? Praise for Jeff Kinney: 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' -Independent 'The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Big Issue
The Diary of the Wimpy Kid series of books, by best-selling author Jeff Kinney, charts the highs and lows of our middle school hero, Greg, as he stumbles and fumbles from childhood to teenhood via school-hood. Sometimes helped by his friends and family, often not helped by himself!
Life was better in the old days. Or was it?
That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world.
With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going 'old school' just too hard for a kid like Greg?
"The schoolgirl is the main driver of Japan's Gross National Cool, and Brian Ashcraft's book is the best source for those hoping to understand why." -Chris Baker, WIRED Magazine
Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential takes you beyond the realm of everyday girls to the world of the iconic Japanese schoolgirl craze that is sweeping the globe.
For years, Japanese schoolgirls have appeared in hugely-popular anime and manga series such as Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Blood: The Last Vampire. These girls are literally showing up everywhere-in movies, magazines, video games, advertising, and music. WIRED Magazine has kept an eye on the trends emerging from these stylish teens, following kick-ass schoolgirl characters in videogames like Street Fighter and assassin schoolgirls in movies like Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.
By talking to Japanese women, including former and current J-Pop idols, well-known actresses, models, writers, and artists-along with famous Japanese film directors, historians and marketers-authors Brian Ashcraft and Shoko Ueda (who have both contributed to WIRED's "Japanese Schoolgirl Watch" columns) reveal the true story behind Japan's schoolgirl obsessions.
You'll learn the origins of the schoolgirls' unusual attire, and how they are becoming a global brand used to sell everything from kimchi to insurance. In Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential, you'll discover:
- Sailor-suited pop-idols
- Cult movie vixens
- Schoolgirl shopping power
- The latest uniform fashions
Japanese schoolgirls are a symbol of girl empowerment. Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential
shows why they are so intensely cool. Don't miss this essential book on the Japanese youth culture craze that is driving today's pop culture worldwide."Whether your preferred schoolgirl is more the upstanding heroine Sailor Moon or the vengeful, weapon-wielding Gogo Yubari of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 1, you'll come away well versed." -Publishers Weekly
The incredibly popular Daily Mail column,Confessions of a Fashionista, feeds its hungry readers snippets of a life in the glittering yet deranged world of fashion. Now its anonymous author reveals both her identity and the true story of her giddyingly glamorous time in the style industry, with insider gossip on the people who populate it.
Propelled by a painful end to a relationship and determined to prove her ex wrong for breaking up with her, our Fashionista lands a place on the Harrods Graduate Scheme. A complete outsider to the fashion world, she sets out on a wing and a pair of Guccis, and finds herself in a whirlwind of couture and craziness. Along the way she learns how to stay sane in a world where hairdressers have egos as big as their clients' bouffants, where dogs fly business class, and if you're eating carbs it can only be because you're pregnant.
Confessions of a Fashionista is a book for anyone who's ever been an outsider, for anyone who's ever had a relationship end badly and thought they'd never find true love, and for anyone who thinks that cakes were made to be eaten, not sniffed.
By turns hilarious, sad, thrilling, romantic and fun, it is the It book for fashionistas everywhere.
Safe Schools: A Security & Loss Prevention Plan is an excellent reference for school administrators, school safety personnel and law enforcement for creating a safe and secure academic environment. Addressing a wide range of security programs and measures which have been proven to be effective, Safe Schools serves as a manual for safeguarding students, employees, visitors, material and the property of school district.
This book addresses a wide range of security programs and measures which have been proven to be effective. Essential topics discussed in this manual are:
Bomb threats and checklists
Drug and alcohol testing
Metal detector and search guidelines
Emergency and response plans
Security assessment and survey tools
Loss prevention and physical security
Intrusion detection systems
Employee and security education and training
Minimum training standards
Crime prevention, security awareness and support of security programs are more effective and less costly than dealing with criminal incidents and public relations challenges after the fact. Safe Schools: A Security and Loss Prevention Plan allows school personnel to become proactive instead of reactive and to gain control of the school environment.
Provides a model security and loss prevention plan with sample security surveys, reports, and programs.
Written by an author with more than 28 years training, leadership, working experience, and knowledge in the field of law enforcement and security management.
Serves as an excellent reference source for anyone involved in school security.
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