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Summary: Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PUR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Pursuit 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD P

Summary: A lonely, isolated thirty-something insomniac young professional seeks an escape from his mundane existence with the help of a devious soap salesman. They find release from their reality prison through underground fight clubs, where men can be what the world now denies them. Their boxing matches and harmless pranks soon lead to an out-of-control spiral towards oblivion.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIG

Summary: Hank Hill is a propane salesman, his wife, Peggy, is a substitute teacher, and their 12-year-old son, Bobby, who is confused about the ways of life and the world, all live in a blue collar town in Texas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Rushdie, Salman

Summary: "Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the "unreal real" of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence. Together they set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Meanwhile, Quichotte's tragicomic story is being told by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Rushdie 2019

Summary: A hilarious slice of middle-class life in small-town America, this has become one of the most beloved and long-running prime-time animated series in television history. Outrageously funny but remarkably truthful, the series follows the exploits of propane salesman Hank Hill as he reigns over a family of underachievers, a group of beer-guzzling friends, and the everyday challenges of life in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Summary: "This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged Finnish salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife and his job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable restaurant. Khaled is denied...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OTH

Ferber, Edna

Contents: Roast beef, medium -- Representing T. A. Buck -- Chickens -- His mother's son -- Pink tights and ginghams -- Simply skirts -- Underneath the high-cut vest -- Catching up with Christmas -- Knee-deep in knickers -- In the absence of the agent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Summary: In various episodes from the second season, Hank rallies the town after a lawsuit by a fundamentalist shutters the local haunted house and abolishes trick or treating. The tenacious Hank is forced to immerse himself in the world of adult video after a video store computer's falsely claims that he rented and did not return a movie and it sullies his credit rating. Hank continues to look for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Summary: Hank Hill is a propane salesman, his wife, Peggy, is a substitute teacher, and their 12-year-old son, Bobby, who is confused about the ways of life and the world, all live in a blue collar town in Texas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1998

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Summary: A show about Hank Hill, a good hearted, redneck, propane salesman, and his wacky friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Harvill, Stephen J.

Summary: "What exactly sets the top producers apart from their peers? After spending a year interviewing 175 sales superstars from seven different industries, [Harvill] found twenty-one distinct behaviors of successful salespeople. Organized by these best practices and filled with hundreds more tips, stories, and takeaways, 21 Secrets of Million-Dollar Sellers reveals how you can improve in every aspect...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.4 HAR

Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: While working in the toy department of a family-run department store in New York City, Mrs. Miracle seizes the opportunity to connect Holly, who is searching for the perfect robot for her nephew, with Jake, the store owner's son.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC

Summary: A proud but aging jewelry salesman is forced to train his own replacement, a brash kid whose every move rubs him in the wrong way. In no time at all, the kid talks his mentor into curing his loneliness at a smalltown massage parlor. Just as quickly the traveling twosome find out that gems, girls and guns make for a dangerous combination.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DIA

Summary: Based on the true story of Bill Porter, a man with cerebal palsy. With little hope of getting a real job, Bill asks to take on the position of salesman in the most unwanted and difficult territory. He gets the job and makes his rounds, impacting the lives of his customers during his nearly 50-year career that often found him at the top of his company's sales charts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2002

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DOO

Summary: Times are tough at the real estate firm of Premiere Properties. Shelley "the machine" Levene (Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma (Pacino) is on a hot streak. The new Glengarry sales leads could turn everything around, but the front office is holding them back until these "losers" prove themselves. Then someone decides to take matters into his own hands,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA Gle

Summary: A wickedly perceptive comedy about the life-altering, emotional armor-piercing friendship between a lonely 17-year-old rebel looking for a job and a conservative, middle-aged salesman.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2002

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MY

Flagg, Fannie.

Summary: The time is 1946 until the present. The town is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, right in the middle of the country, in the midst of the mostly joyous transition from war to peace, aiming toward a dizzingly bright future. Once agian, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2002

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FLA

Gillespie, Karin.

Summary: For Elizabeth, Mavis, and Attalee -- the Bottom Dollar Girls -- logging nine to five at the Bottom Dollar is not just work time, it's family time. So when news gets out that the Super Saver Dollar Store chain plans to set up shop and run the Bottom Dollar out of town, things go catawampus. Manager Elizabeth, who has a good head for business even though she flunked pin-curling in beauty school,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIL

Gillespie, Karin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GIL

Seth

Contents: "The story presented here was originally serialized in issues ten through fifteen of the comic book series, Palookaville."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 SET

Watt, Mľanie

Summary: Mr. Al Foxword is one persistent salesman! He will do just about anything to sell you this book. Al tries every trick of the trade. But just when you're ready to close the book on him, he comes up with a clever tactic you simply can't refuse!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Watt 2009

Summary: Six short films from 1943-1949 featuring the madcap antics of the Three Stooges.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Three

Girard, Joe.

Summary: "The world's greatest salesman" reveals the selling principles that have brought him to the top of his profession as he offers helpful advice on how to develop customer profiles, how to turn a prospect into a buyer, how to close the deal, and how to establish a long-term relationship with one's customers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.85 GIR

Minter, Adam

3 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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