Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk

By Chuck Palahniuk

From the writer of struggle membership, the vintage portrait of the broken modern male psyche, now comes this novel in regards to the apocalyptic advertising probabilities of a brand new product that offers new intending to the time period "self-help."

Penny Harrigan is a low-level affiliate in an important long island legislation enterprise with an house in Queens and no love existence in any respect. So it comes as an exceptional surprise while she reveals herself invited to dinner through one C. Linus Maxwell, a software program mega-billionaire and lover of the main lovely and complete ladies on the earth. After eating at Manhattan's so much particular eating place, he whisks Penny off to a resort suite in Paris, the place he proceeds, pc in hand, to carry her to formerly undreamed-of heights of gratification for days on finish. What's to not like? This: Penny discovers that she is a try out topic for the ultimate improvement of a line of female items to be advertised in a national chain of boutiques known as attractive You. So powerful and potent are those units that girls by means of the hundreds of thousands line up open air the shops on commencing day after which lock themselves of their room with them and forestall popping out. apart from batteries. Maxwell's plan for battery-powered international domination needs to be stopped. yet how?

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G. Hall 1989; Getz 1997, p. 6). UK Sport (1999) distinguish between the categories of mega-events, calendar events, ‘one-off’ events and showcase events. These sorts of definition can be rather facile, however. While calendar fixtures do not tend to fall into the mega category of event, it is quite possible for them to do so if attached to large scale construction programmes or urban redevelopment. This has quite often been the case for Formula 1, where new circuits bidding to stage races have committed considerable expenditure on tracks and facilities (such as £800 million spent on construction of the Yas Marina circuit for the Risk, Governance and Mega-Events 21 Abu Dhabi grand prix, which first opened in 2009).

Uncertainties over government support or public policies can create problems for decision-makers in planning. In the run-up to the Athens 2004 Olympics, the alternation in partisan control of the government was perceived to have ‘ ... created a sense of political instability, which ... was viewed as a handicap for the candidature of Athens’ (ATHOC 2005, p. 65), leading to a joint intervention from the government and opposition parties to make clear the bid had bipartisan backing. In another example, federal government’s introduction of an indirect tax (the ‘Goods and Services’ tax) ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympics created uncertainties in financial planning despite exemptions (NSW Audit Office 1999, p.

This ‘hollowing out’ of the state has also transferred economic risk to the market through the privatisation of public utilities, state-owned industries and public corporations as well as through private financing and delivery of public goods and services. The interconnected and overlapping nature of the risks described above has at the same time fuelled the transformation of political institutions, in a shift from territorial and economic-based units to transnational regimes and global networks of quasi-governmental institutions.

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