Time is something that cannot be bought, it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply. Time is simply how you live your life. (Craig Sager) This program is read by Holter Graham and Craig Sager II. Thanks to an eccentric wardrobe filled with brightly colored suits and a love of sports that knows no bounds, Craig Sager is one of the most beloved and recognizable broadcasters on television. So when the sports world learned that he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), there was an outpouring of love and support from everyone who was inspired by his colorful life and his fearless decision to continue doing the job he loved - despite being told that he would have only three to six months to live. Sager has undergone three stem cell transplants - with his son as the donor for two of them - and more than 20 chemotherapy cycles since his diagnosis. In Living Out Loud, Craig Sager shares incredible stories from his remarkable career and chronicles his heroic battle. Whether he's sprinting across Wrigley Field midgame as a college student with cops in pursuit, chasing down Hank Aaron on the field for an interview after Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record, running with the bulls in Pamplona, or hunkering down to face the daunting physical challenges of fighting leukemia, Craig Sager is always ready to defy expectations, embrace life, and live it to the fullest. Including a foreword by Charles Barkley and with unique insight and narration from Craig's son, Craig Sager II, this entertaining, honest, and introspective account of a life lived in sports reveals the enduring lessons Sager has learned throughout his career and reminds you to always look at the bright side, no matter what life throws at you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Craig Sager II. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002374/bk_aren_002374_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America, Robin C. Sager probes the struggles of aggrieved spouses shedding light on the nature of marriage and violence in the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. Analyzing over 1,500 divorce records that reveal intimate details of marriages in conflict in Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin from 1840-1860, Sager offers a rare glimpse into the private lives of ordinary Americans shaken by accusations of cruelty. At a time when the standard for an ideal marriage held that both partners adequately perform their respective duties, hostility often arose from ongoing domestic struggles for power. Despite a rise in the then novel expectation of marriage as a companionate relationship, and even in the face of liberalized divorce grounds, marital conflicts often focused on violations of duty, not lack of love. Sager describes how, in this environment, cruelty was understood as a failure to fulfill expectations and as a weapon to brutally enforce more traditional interpretations of marital duty. Sager's findings also challenge historical literature's assumptions about the regional influences on violence, showing that married southerners were no more or less violent than their midwestern counterparts. Her work reveals how definitions and perceptions of cruelty varied according to the gender of victim and perpetrator. Correcting historical mischaracterizations of women's violence as trivial, rare, or defensive, Sager finds antebellum wives both capable and willing to commit a wide variety of cruelties within their marriages. Her research provides details about the reality of nineteenth-century conjugal unions, including the deep unhappiness buried within them.The book is published by Louisiana State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150960/bk_acx0_150960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkly funny story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her fascinating (and sometimes calamitous) relationships to her collaborations with some of the greatest composers and musical artists of our time. For five decades Carole Bayer Sager has been among the most admired and successful songwriters at work, responsible for her lyrical contributions to some of the most popular songs in the English language, including "Nobody Does It Better", "A Groovy Kind of Love", "Don't Cry Out Loud", and the theme from the movie Arthur, "The Best That You Can Do" (about getting lost between the moon and New York City). She has collaborated with (and written for) a dizzying number of stars, including Peter Allen, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Clint Eastwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand. Her relationship with composer Marvin Hamlisch was the basis of the long-running hit musical They're Playing Our Song, for which she wrote the lyrics. And her work with composer Burt Bacharach, to whom she was also married for 10 years, produced pop standards such as "On My Own" and "That's What Friends Are For" (inspired by her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor), which raised over $2 million for AIDS research. But while her professional life was filled with success and fascinating people, her personal life was far more difficult and dramatic. In this memoir Carole Bayer Sager tells the surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write. They're Playing Our Song will fascinate anyone interested in the craft of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Bayer Sager. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007684/bk_sans_007684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While vacationing with his family in Europe, businessman Benjamin Sager is assaulted and abducted, awakening in a small cell occupied only by another captive American. Ben's senses send him reeling into his own past; to a place both exhilarating and terrifying. As Sager struggles to determine where he is and why he and his cellmate are being held, Christopher Falen, a covert agent of the CIA offshoot, Unit 1, uncovers a disturbing pattern of unexplained American tourist disappearances, seemingly vanishing without a trace. Two paths cross as Falen's investigation and Sager's desperate will to survive draw them both into the deadly web of the Shield of Darius. A timely and relevant thriller, The Shield of Darius takes the listener on a journey through the maze of international espionage and politics between the United States and the Middle East and poses the question: Who can be trusted? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theodore Copeland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091257/bk_acx0_091257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He sees her in a way she could never see herself. She has never felt more beautiful than when she was in his arms. Sager Reed, the strong and silent bassist of the rock band Tempest, is well acquainted with loss. The thoughtful artist's own tattoos only hint at his turbulent youth. He buries his guilt about it deeply within his troubled heart. Melinda T. Belle, the daughter of a dysfunctional rock legend, as a rule, avoids emotional entanglement. In fact, she has turned her back on nearly everyone and everything she has ever known. Now she is alone, trying desperately to find fulfillment in the one dream she has left - competitive skiing. Can Sager overcome his dark past and finally believe that he is worthy of love? Will Melinda realize too late that he is one that really matters? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091807/bk_acx0_091807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a tragic tale of heroism and perservereance, follow the Sager orphans as they take the Oregon Trail in the hopes of finding a new life. When the seven children's parents perish on the journey, how will they survive? This account remains one of the most authentic firsthand accounts of the journeys and hardships of the pioneers in the early West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elaine Sepani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000063/bk_yurt_000063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mike Sager is to drugs, porn, and crimes of desperate delusion what Dominic Dunne is to the society murder. In addition to his long-classic Rolling Stone story "The Devil and John Holmes" (which helped inspire the Val Kilmer film Wonderland) and his groundbreaking GQ piece about murdered Irish investigative reporter Veronica Guerin (also the subject of a major film starring Cate Blanchett), Scary Monsters and Super Freaks is a wonderful rogue's gallery of up-close pieces about the most public failures of the American dream. From Rick James and his drug-fueled detour into white slavery to the life and suicide of porn starlet Savannah, from deep inside the beating of Rodney King and the Heaven's Gate cult suicides to Chuck Berry's sexual predilections, this book brings to high-profile true crime a highly identifiable voice and style. Currently Esquire's Writer-at-Large, Sager takes us along for the ride with a raft of other figures including the late NWA Rapper Easy E. Winner, the FBI agent who fell in love with his informant, and the highest ranking DEA agent to be busted for drug trafficking. This is a brilliant debut collection by one of America's most respected and stylish crime writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Orlando. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009805/bk_adbl_009805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peaceful Mama shares the tools every mom and mom-to-be needs to improve her well-being and raise consciousness through a unique and practical framework called MAMAHH moments (pronounced mom-ahhhhhh). Whether you're a parent or contemplating parenthood, you're invited to join the worldwide tribe that’s discovering the magic and massive benefits of taking moments throughout the day to become more centered and present in these six life-changing areas: MovementAffirmationsMindfulnessAbundanceHealthHeartCoauthors Natalie Sager and Lindsay Ambrose share hands-on wisdom and scientifically grounded approaches to conscious parenting in this down-to-earth collection of highly practical "tools of the tribe". You'll also connect with real birth and parenthood stories and learn life-saving tips from excerpts authored by 20 peaceful mama experts (including midwives, doulas, naturopaths, nurses, coaches, psychologists, acupuncturists, homeopaths, and fitness gurus) who all remind us peace begins within, and peaceful mamas will change the world.Audiobook-only bonus: Featuring a background track of sound therapy frequency-infused music by Kathleen Haden and Good Vibrations Music Co. This particular piece of music is called "Safe & Sound" intended to heal the mind and body on a cellular level for improved holistic health. Note: The content of this audiobook is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Sager, Lindsay Ambrose, Skye Dyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/167323/bk_acx0_167323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christopher Temple, the teenage son of a wealthy oil tycoon, seemed to have it all: money, looks, popularity. But, when catastrophe strikes during his senior class trip, Christopher finds himself stranded in northwest Montana. In order to make it home he must abandon the life he's accustomed to and place his hope of rescue in kind stranger, Wallace MacGregor. During their harrowing journey to safety, not only do Chris and Wallace learn to improvise and adapt to survive, they discover information that threatens to expose the dark agenda responsible for the catastrophe; culminating in an explosive standoff with a relentless, powerful enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Sager. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027897/bk_acx0_027897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.