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Lee Casey plays guitar in a noise band called Ottermeat, about to leave NJ, to try and make it in Los Angeles. For now, he's squatting in a collapsing house, working as a stone mason, driving a jacked up pickup truck that he crashes into everything. As a close friend Ods in his sleep, Lee falls into a three-way relationship with two college girls, June Doom and K Neon. F250 is a novel equal parts about growing up, and being torn apart.
Author: Bud Smith
Published by: Piscataway House | Publication date: 08/02/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 236 pages

The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition: Updated for Today's Warrior Elite

The complete workout for the serious exercise enthusiast interested in obtaining the fitness level required by Navy SEALs. Updated in 2015 to reflect current recruitment and physical training standards.Guided instructional videos, community, and expert support for this book available at GetFitNow.com and on Facebook at GetFitNowdotcom! Whether you want to be a Navy SEAL or just be as fit as one, here’s your chance. The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition has returned with updated BUD/S workouts and the latest entrance requirements from the Navy. With this program, you will be ready for any military training or physical challenge in the world. Train with the world’s fittest and strongest individuals: the US Navy SEALs! This complete package includes: • Updated step-by-step instructions to help the fitness recruit on their path to SEAL entry• New beginner workouts for those who need to lose 20 pounds or more • A special 12-week plan for the Navy Special Operations EOD, SWCC, Diver Physical Screening Test • New information for optimal weight loss from a certified nutritionist Written by a top SEAL instructor, The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition, is the advanced exercise program that can walk you through the no-frills workout that has conditioned some of the best bodies around.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published by: Hatherleigh Press | Publication date: 12/29/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 208 pages


Jimmy Saare collects tolls on the New Jersey Parkway. He's had a mental snap has set him away from his pregnant wife, Sarah, and uncontrollably towards the 19 year-old Gena who leans seductively against the Officetown copy machine. As Jimmy pursues his desire for Gena, he is unexpectedly entangled with the strange manipulations of an anarchistic teenager, Kid with Clownhead, who wants to start his own destructive cult when he grows up."A gloriously deranged, endless original adventure through ordinary bat country" - Drunk Monkeys“A tantalizing joyride of contemporary American dysfunction …”- Zygote in My Coffee"Because of his strange, unconventional (yet truthful) characters, Bud Smith's odd landscape of stories are, more often than not, the most disarming of any around." - Up the Staircase“At the intersection of the mundane and the surreal you’ll find Bud Smith. Poetic, profane and bizarre, Smith’s characters and the world he creates simultaneously attracts and repulses; just when you think you’ve got the characters pegged they do something wonderful like shitting in a box or disgusting like falling in love. Outrageous and frighteningly real, Bud Smith’s writing is always beautifully written and wildly entertaining.” – Martha Grover, Author of One More for the People.“There are two types of people: tollbooth operators and people who think there are people who aren’t tollbooth operators. Bud Smith’s Tollbooth is about you, whether you like it or not. You most likely do not work in a tollbooth but chances are you do know what it’s like to work a mind-numbing job. Chances are you also know what it’s like to make life-changing mistakes. And I hope to goodness and back that you also know what it’s like to take a risk that will possibly change everything for the better. Tollbooth has all of these things, but you probably know that already because you’re in it.” Aaron Dietz, author of SuperTollbooth, the debut novel from Bud Smith, author of the short story collection Or Something Like That, is laugh out loud literary fiction, and continues Bud Smith's deeper examinations of what happens "when regular people's lives explodes into the beautifully absurd". Follow Jimmy Saare through car fires, ghostly visitations, the reckless pursuit of his fleeting fantasies, into the tug of a looming destructive cult, as "normal" gets derailed through his search for his own place in the wilds beyond common New Jersey. A simple cage isn't for everybody.
Author: Bud Smith
Published by: Piscataway House Publications | Publication date: 08/13/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 313 pages

Calm Face: Stories

Welcome to Bud Smith’s New York, where you run out of gas on your way to work; where a set of keys goes missing at a New Year’s Eve party; where your neighbors are either nosy, naked, or screaming; where putting an inflatable hot tub in your apartment seems like the best/worst idea ever; where little kids break-dance on the subway; where the corner bodega becomes your only salvation in a city overtaken by nail salons; where friends text you selfies of themselves dying in hospital beds; where sometimes the only thing a person can really do to stop from unraveling is to keep a calm face. [PAPERBACK VERSION AVAILABLE AT: HOUSEOFVLAD.BIGCARTEL.COM]
Author: Bud Smith
Published by: House of Vlad Press | Publication date: 01/01/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 54 pages

Or Something Like That

A collection of off-kilter short stories. A stalker comes into your house while you are sleeping and does your dishes and your taxes because he loves you. A teenage D&D enthusiast searches for his lost broadsword and some people to roll 20 sided dice with. Little kids make Molotov cocktails out of beer bottles in retaliation for getting shot in the ass with a salt gun. One aggravated dog and a belligerently drunken ghost wage war over the living room couch. A man goes up against his girlfriend’s cat in a domestic battle for affection; the cat just so happens to be a 1/4 ton blood muzzled lion.Want to learn how to use a Tiger Tank to rob a bank to fund your vacation to Fiji? What will you do when Aunt Joan calls up on a broken cellphone and gives the winning lottery numbers from beyond the grave? What’s more appealing, becoming a stripper or a clown? Inside, you’ll meet two donuts who fall in love and try to avoid the big hands swooping down into the box. A mailman trying to break a land speed record through a traffic circle. A little girl who wants nothing more than to get murdered in a toxic lake rather than move to Indiana.Careen out of control in stolen cars. Take your kids to Burgerland. Come on a date to a supper club on the Ocean where the speaker cabinets are so large they might make your head explode when the band takes the stage with their thousand pound clarinets of doom. This book is a wild ride, fast and engaging. These 40 stories will surprise, entertain and probably do your taxes for you while you sleep.
Author: Bud Smith
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 252 pages

Gather Ye Rosebuds

When Zoie Barron’s painting studio is being readied, a stolen necklace is discovered. She decides to return it on the sly, but Lord Weylin is suspicious, especially when the necklace is found to be fake. Seldom trusting each other, Zoie and Lord Weylin set out to solve this mystery that involves her uncle, his aunt, and secrets from the past. Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
Author: Joan Smith
Published by: Belgrave House/Regency Reads | Publication date: 10/12/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages

Creating Web Pages For Dummies

It’s easy to design, build, and post a Web page with Google Page Creator or CoffeeCup HTML Editor, but a friendly guide still comes in handy. Creating Web Pages For Dummies®, 9th Edition introduces you to Web design software and online page-building tools, and walks you through the process in record time. Like its previous editions, this book gives you the skinny on getting Web pages up and running with the least amount of hassle. But not just ho-hum Web pages! Yours will look fantastic and be easy to build, and you’ll even get a trial version of CoffeeCup HTML Editor and visual design tools on the bonus CD. You’ll learn to:
  • Get a simple page designed and online by the end of Chapter 3
  • Optimize photos, video, and audio for the Web and get them onto your page
  • Register for a Google account and use the versatile Google Page Creator
  • Build pages using basic HTML or CoffeeCup HTML Editor
  • Identify and apply elements of design, avoid common errors, and create pages that get noticed
  • Maintain control by creating and editing pages in HTML with a text editor
  • Understand how image file size affects your pages, how to upload photos to Flickr, and how to add sound and video files to your Web pages
  • Develop your pages into a site with CoffeeCup HTML Editor and Visual Editor
You’ll even find out more about blogging and Blogger.com. The trial software on the CD is for Windows, but the instructions for building great Web pages work on any system! Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.
Author: Bud E. Smith
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 03/11/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages

Tactical Strength: The Elite Training and Workout Plan for Spec Ops, SEALs, SWAT, Police, Firefighters, and Tactical Professionals

Strength training program for tactical professionals—workouts based in weight lifting, body weight calisthenics, cardiovascular training, and swimming— and scaled for a variety of levels.Developed by former Navy SEAL Stewart "Stew" Smith and building upon the foundations of Special Ops fitness techniques, Tactical Strength is designed to train you to perform up to the rigorous physical training standards required of tactical professionals: military, spec ops, police, firefighters, and warrior athletes.Combined with the all-purpose tool set of the Tactical Strength Gearbox, Tactical Strength gives you everything you need to push your limits and go beyond. Plus, powerful new drills using weighted vests and sleds make for an intense training regimen that will challenge even the toughest among us. With Tactical Strength, you will: • Reach new levels of physical strength and endurance • Boost speed and performance like never before • Expand your workout regimen with new tools and techniques • Get to it, get through it, and stay with it...whatever life has in store! Tactical Strength sets the standard for physical excellence—while giving you the tools you need to go beyond your current potential and reach a new peak of performance!
Published by: Hatherleigh Press | Publication date: 05/30/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages

Haunted Fort Smith & Van Buren (Haunted America)

Outlaws, lawmen, soldiers and those on the Trail of Tears all passed through the Fort Smith and Van Buren area. Some of those restless spirits remain. Past residents of the "Hell on the Border" jail, which now serves as the visitor's center, make life interesting for employees. At the Clayton House, a ghostly man in a black suit attends weddings uninvited. Residents near the Fort Smith National Cemetery report eerie blue lights hovering over grave markers. A pipe smoker is seen walking the grounds at the Drennen-Scott House. A small girl in Victorian dress is often seen playing among the tombstones at Fairview Cemetery. Author Bud Steed delves into the spectral history of the Arkansas-Oklahoma border.
Author: Bud Steed
Published by: The History Press | Publication date: 09/24/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies

Craving a career in web dev? Chart your path with this helpful guide Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies provides a roadmap to one of the "hot jobs" in the booming world of tech. The web development field is large, and it encompasses many actual functions. This book helps you understand the web development career opportunities and determine the path you should take, based on your own personal needs and preferences, to launch your career. You'll learn about various career options, the skills you'll need to become an attractive candidate, how to go about learning the ropes, and proving your abilities to a potential employer or client. With so many possible goals and no one right way to get there, this book cuts through the confusion to put you on the path to a career you want. The web development industry is expected to grow for the foreseeable future, and there is already a shortage of trained workers to fill the jobs. Whether you lean technical or aesthetic, you can find your place in the industry with right skills—both hard and soft—and with the right plan. Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies is your guide to formulating that plan and getting started right.
  • Find formal or informal ways to build the tech skills you'll need
  • Discover where you fit, whether as a freelancer or within an organization
  • Learn how to build a resume, develop a portfolio, and impress interviewers
  • Get expert tips on finding resources, building a reputation, and more
If your pet peeves include malfunctioning forms, flashing banners, and sites that take way too long to load, the web development world needs you. But before you begin your journey, you need a destination and a route in mind. Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies is your roadmap, so you can set out today.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 12/18/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
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