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The #1 New York Times Bestseller One-half of the celebrated Men in Blazers duo, longtime culture and soccer commentator Roger Bennett traces the origins of his love affair with America, and how he went from a depraved, pimply faced Jewish boy in 1980’s Liverpool to become the quintessential Englishman in New York. A memoir for fans of Jon Ronson and Chuck Klosterman, but with Roger Bennett’s signature pop culture flair and humor. Being a teenager isn’t easy, no matter where in the world you live or how much it does or doesn’t rain in your hometown. As an outsider—a private-schooled Jewish kid in working-class, heavily Catholic Liverpool—Roger Bennett wasn’t winning any popularity contests. But there was one idea, or ideal, that burned bright in Roger’s heart. That was America— with its sunny skies, beautiful women, and cool kids with flipped collars who ate at McDonald’s. When he embraced American popular culture, the dull gray world he lived in turned to neon teal—a color which had not even been invented in England yet. Introduced first through the gateway drug of The Love Boat, then to Rolling Stone, the NFL, John Hughes movies, Run-DMC, and Tracy Chapman, Roger embraced everything that would capture the imagination of a teenager growing up Stateside. When he made a real, in-the-flesh American friend who invited him over for the summer, he got to visit the promised land. A month in Chicago, and a life-changing night spent in the company of the Chicago Bears, was the first hit of freedom, of independence, of the Roger Bennett he knew he could be. (Re)Born in the USA captures the universality of growing pains, growing up, and growing out of where you come from. Drenched in the culture of the late ’80s and ’90s from the UK and the USA, and the heartfelt, hilarious sense of humor that has made Roger Bennett so beloved by his listeners, here is both a truly unique coming-of-age story and the love letter to America that the country needs right now.
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Amenity Horticulture is designed for all new entrants to the industry and for students and trainees who are studying amenity courses at craft level. The book takes account of the way craft courses have changed to meet NVQ requirements. Roger Bennett’s freshly presented textbook fills the gap between amateur guides and professional scientific publications. The book is easy-to-read, fully illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Roger Bennett emphasises the practical approach by providing students with a wide range of useful tips and practical tasks to carry out.
“Knight Light” is narrated by star-crossed lovers quaintly identified as HE and SHE. He is the author, fate-appointed Knight on a King’s quest. She is the Queen Mother, Virgin Mary in contemporary guise. What they did after their church wedding in 1982 is told in sizzling detail as a Royal romp in the hay. But it wasn’t until the Immaculate Conception of 1986 that Roger Bennett’s second wife chose to reveal Her eternal self for that ONE night only. That’s when his silver seed was gathered for a mysterious purpose known only to Her and (perhaps, perhaps not) to that Black African race God’s evolutionary plan determined to be first-in and last-out. Afterward his wife vanished, never to be seen or heard from again. Out of respect for the Virgin Mary (not Her earthly name) Bennett waited over two decades before writing the most intimate sexual details of their lives together. But how else to tell this incredible story so readers have the facts on which to form their own conclusions? His respect for Her was further shown by remaining the faithful husband ever since.
Nonprofit sectors account for a small but significant share of most major economies globally, and the marketing and fundraising activities of organisations operating in this sector are of increasing interest to researchers around the world. Although nonprofit marketing covers many activities not directly concerned with fundraising, the acquisition of funds is the primary objective of most nonprofit marketing work. Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising provides a concise introduction to the latest research in the nonprofit marketing and fundraising field, reviews current controversies, outlines the major theories and models of fundraising, and presents suggestions for future research. The text guides the reader through the myriad of research undertaken on nonprofit marketing and fundraising, summarises important findings and key thinking on fundraising strategies and processes, offers conceptual insights into emerging themes and emphasises recent advancements in digital fundraising. Chapters within the book cover, inter alia: criticisms of nonprofit fundraising and the research literature that has responded to attacks; issues connected with the questions ‘why people donate’ and ‘what characteristics describe the “giving type”’? ‘theories of giving’ and of donor retention, including foundational research relating to nonprofit relationship marketing; charity advertising (including criticisms of its use) and the branding of nonprofit organisations. This shortform book provides a useful overview for advanced students and scholars moving into the field.
There have been times in my life when I felt I was experiencing “midnight” – financial setbacks, arguments with family members, or a myriad of other “important at the time” crises. But on Monday, August 7, 1995, these false midnights paled in comparison to the words, “Roger, it’s cancer, and it doesn’t look good.” The doctor’s voice on the telephone was pleasant, caring, and professional – not at all the type of voice you might associate with what I considered a death sentence. It was 3:00 in the afternoon on beautiful summer day, but in my heart, it was midnight. — ROGER BENNETTThis collection of worshipful piano solos was born in the “midnight” of Roger Bennett’s bout with cancer, and features introspective settings of beloved hymns underscoring the theme of God’s presence and comfort. Bennett’s battle with leukemia ended in March of 2007 when he went home to be with our Lord. Hear Roger’s heart-felt renderings of these songs below, at Audio Preview
Through a zany compendium of letters written home, top-ten lists, photographs, stories, inter-bunk notes, and other camp ephemera, the authors of Bar Mitzvah Disco shed new light on the phenomenon of summer camp and the experiences that transformed the lives–and hormones–of an entire generation. 40,000 first printing.
The essential guide to world soccer—the history, the players, the fan culture—from the phenomenally popular duo from NBC Sports. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans. Now they immerse fans and novices alike in the history and culture of the world’s game with Encyclopedia Blazertannica. Examining fan culture, from the famous stadium chants to the tactical variations of scarf tying, exploring the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, reliving the careers of legendary players, classic matches, and colorful World Cup history, and sharing a deep appreciation for the athletic brilliance and ill-judged neck tattoos that dominate the sport, this indispensable tome gives readers a front-row seat to all the action of football madness. A New York Times Bestseller!
Jesus’ letter to the church in Laodicea in Revelation 3:14–22, the last of his letters to the seven churches in the Roman province of Asia (present-day Turkey), is far more than a two-thousand-year-old message to the members of the early church. It is a plea from the living Christ to the churches of today to take a hard look at ourselves and discover our true condition. It is a call to repent and to open our doors to intimate fellowship with Christ, who has been left standing outside churches that bear his name. In Outside Looking In: Jesus’ Message for the Last Days Church, Pastor Roger Bennett calls churches to examine their practices to discover their relevancy for those who are seeking a true experience with Christ. Having well-choreographed worship services with professional musicians and polished preaching isn’t what Christ values most. He desires more than a superficial relationship. Bennett writes, “Christ wants us, the last days church, to share in his holiness. We cannot be lukewarm! We cannot risk making him sick by our deeds. He loves his church, and at his coming he longs to see her as a bride adorned for her wedding. May the church do all that is within her to be ready when the shout rings out, ‘Behold, the Bridegroom comes!’” If you long to go deeper in your relationship with Christ and lead others to him, Outside Looking In will inspire you and fill you with a divine urgency to truly know the heart of Christ and to do his work his way.
Substantially updated for the ninth edition, this successful textbook offers a concise introduction to the field of human resources management.
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This comprehensive new book brings together in a single source all the essential information a manager needs in order to perform effectively when dealing with people, budgets and organisation systems.
An illustrated history of Jewish culture in America as viewed through the music it spawned examines Jews’ influence on popular music and American culture in essays on such topics as the psychedelic 1960s in Israel and Jewish fashion.
One billion Chinese pong fans can’t be wrong. With an all-star team of contributing writers—including Nick Hornby, Will Shortz, Davy Rothbart, Harold Evans, and Jonathan Safran Foer—and quirky, fascinating images of table tennis from around the world, editors Eli Horowitz (McSweeny’s) and Roger Bennet (creator of Bar Mitzvah Disco and Camp Camp) deliver a humorous but heartfelt paean to ping pong, the world’s most popular, yet least appreciated sport. Everything You Know Is Pong is a beautifully designed literary tribute to every aspect of table tennis, the true global pastime.
Topics include international marketing research, entering foreign markets, export methods and procedures, international product policy and international advertising. Case examples and a regional analysis of individual world markets are provided.
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A nostalgic collection of hilarious pictures and reminiscences based on the popular Web site, BarMitzvahDisco.com, celebrates the Jewish-American coming-of-age phenomenon in all its ritualistic, excessive, awkward glory, with essays on music, style, adolescence, and more from Sarah Silverman, Joel Stein, David Kohan, and Jonathan Safran Foer, among others. 30,000 first printing.
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Know where you need to be. Making positive steps to ensure you know where your business is heading, and feeling confident that your firm is generating as high a return as possible, are vital in today’s business climate. However, putting this theory into practice can be a daunting prospect. Small Business Survival has been specifically designed to show you how to look at your company afresh and make sure that the profits you achieve reflect the objective worth of your organisation. In a concise and logical fashion, Roger Bennett gives practical advice on how to revitalise your organisation, providing: a framework for assessing your business and diagnosing the causes of its weaknesses positive strategies for diversifying, advertising, repositioning products and segmenting markets techniques for collecting debts quickly and effectively, cutting costs and rationalising your workforce. Each chapter covers a different topic and has a coherent, easy-to-follow structure. Furthermore, frequent checklists enable you to assess objectively your firm’s situation within each subject area and decide what action should be taken. Don’t sit back. Ensure your aims and policies are constantly in line with today’s ever changing markets.
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