No Second Chance by Harlan CobenI know some may think Harlan Coben beneath them, but let me explain why I find myself enjoying his books: First, Im tired as heck of books where nothing happens but blushes hidden and a cough of disapproval. Second, I always had a fondness for books on killers (not to understand myself, but the opposite, I assure you). Third, I agree with most of Cobens values, like this snippet from No Second Chance:
Edgar belongs to that unique class of the entitled who have deluded themselves into believing that they somehow earned their status through hard work. We all live with self-justification, of course, and if you have never fended for yourself, if you live in luxury and have done nothing to deserve it, well, that is going to compound your insecurities, I guess. But it shouldnt make you a prig, to boot. (p. 29)
Ive lived my entire life trying to meet unrealistic standards: let me have my light reading. It could be worse: I could listen to smooth jazz.
Last Chance U - Season 1 - Recap - Netflix
Last Chance U
Make it go down! A woman wears short-shorts and dances with her back to the camera, focusing on her buttocks as she sways and twists. A man shirtless is shown from the waist up in half a dozen scenes, with tattooed designs on his chest and back. A man wears tight biking-type shorts that end at mid-thigh. An older man is seen with bare upper chest and shoulders briefly as he has his hair shampooed. Two men paraglide with professionals holding them in harnesses and one injured man is seen in a wheelchair type seat; both men shout in fun as they fly.
Sign in. DJ faces choices that will make or break his future.
Passed over at her big box store job, Maya Jennifer Lopez leaps at the chance to take her dream job, even though the offer is based on a fake resume and social media profile. Will success come at too high a price? Why is Second Act rated PG? The main character creates a false identity to get something he wants. The character achieves his goal only to become aware of the consequences of living a lie. The character is too scared of losing the benefits of the lie to tell the truth. An evil villain gains control of a genie with cosmic powers and wreaks destruction.