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Manes, Stephen 1949-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 183 publications in 1 language and 14,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Humor 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PZ7.M31264, [FIC]
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Most widely held works by Stephen Manes
Be a perfect person in just three days! by Stephen Manes ( Book )
21 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents, and classmates, finds a book in the library which promises to make him perfect in just three days
Gates : how Microsoft's mogul reinvented an industry--and made himself the richest man in America by Stephen Manes ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He is the youngest self-made billionaire in history, the most powerful person in the computer industry, the most eligible bachelor in America. His limited-edition Porsche, his high-tech mansion, his tantrums, and his odd rocking tic have become the stuff of legend. Bill Gates is an American icon, the ultimate revenge of the nerd. In high school he organized computer enterprises for profit. At Harvard he co-wrote Microsoft BASIC, the first commercial personal computer software - then dropped out and made it an international standard. At twenty-five, he offered IBM a program he did not yet own - a program called DOS that would become the essential operating system for more than 100 million personal computers, and the foundation of the Gates empire. Today Microsoft's dominance extends around the globe, and Bill Gates is idolized, hated, and feared. Yet behind the legend lies an enigmatic genius whose accomplishments, failures, strategies, and worries have never before been accurately reported. In this riveting independent biography, veteran computer journalists Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews draw on nearly a thousand hours of interviews with Gates's friends, family, employees, and competitors - and a dozen sessions with Gates himself - to debunk the myths and paint the definitive picture of the real Bill Gates, "bugs" and all. Here is the shy but fearless competitor with the guts and brass to try anything once - on a computer, at a negotiation, or on water skis. Here is the cocky twenty-three year old who calmly spurned a multimillion-dollar buyout offer from Ross Perot. Here is the supersalesman who motivated his Smart Guys, fought bitter battles with IBM over Microsoft Windows, and locked horns with Apple's Steve Jobs and John Sculley over the Macintosh computer - and usually won. Here, too, is the workaholic pessimist who presided over Microsoft's meteoric rise while virtually every other personal computer pioneer fell by the wayside. Gates has extended his vision of software to art, entertainment, education, and even biotechnology in an all-out battle to make good on his promise to put his software "on every desk and in every home." Manes and Andrew show precisely how he intends to do it. Permanently erasing the public relations myths, Gates is a bracing, comprehensive portrait of the industry, the company, and the man - and what they mean for a future where software is everything
Chocolate-covered ants by Stephen Manes ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max and his little brother Adam make a bet about eating chocolate-covered ants
Make four million dollars by next Thursday! by Stephen Manes ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jason attracts a lot of attention when he starts following the zany advice in a get-rich-quick book by the bizarre Dr. Silverfish
The great gerbil roundup by Stephen Manes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an effort to put the town of Gerbil, Pennsylvania on the map, the residents open up The First National Drive-Thru Museum of American Sightseeing and Clean Rest Rooms and stage a gerbil roundup and jubilee
Some of the adventures of Rhode Island Red by Stephen Manes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A diminutive red-haired man no bigger than a hen's egg, Rhode Island Red leaves his home among the chickens and travels throughout Rhode Island, becoming a legendary figure through his many heroic exploits
Chicken trek : the third strange thing that happened to Oscar Noodleman by Stephen Manes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscar spends the summer with his inventor cousin traveling around th United States in a Picklemobile eating chicken in the bag to win a contest, while being pursued by an angry woman with mystical powers, who is also determined to win the contest
The obnoxious jerks by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High school sophomore Frank Wess relates his experiences as a member of the Obnoxious Jerks, an elite body dedicated to exposing both official and unofficial stupidity
An almost perfect game by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he and his grandmother keep score at the last game of the season for the local minor league team, Jake and his older brother begin to wonder if Jake's scorecard can control the outcome of the game
The Hooples' haunted house by Stephen Manes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hooples' family set up a "haunted house" to scare people for charity on Halloween
That game from outer space : the first strange thing that happened to Oscar Noodleman by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscar becomes obsessed with the new video machine in Hughie's pizza parlor and finds himself involved in an unusual adventure with aliens from outer space
Life is no fair! by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humorous anecdotes portray the injustices of life
The boy who turned into a TV set by Stephen Manes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ogden Pettibone watched television so much that he finally turned into a set with the picture appearing on his stomach
Comedy High by Stephen Manes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ivan is dismayed when he moves to a tacky Nevada casino town and finds that his new high school is a renovated hotel, featuring classes in comedy, gambling, and hospitaliy
It's new! It's improved! It's terrible! by Stephen Manes ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fancy new basketball shoes Arnold gets for his birthday become a source of trouble, when the television commercial advertising them comes alive in his living room
The Oscar J. Noodleman television network : the second strange thing that happened to Oscar Noodleman by Stephen Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soon after Oscar receives a home video recorder and camera from his mother's eccentric inventor cousin, Oscar's pictures begin to turn up mysteriously on television sets all over town
Monstra vs. Irving by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irving's plans to scare his bratty little sister Claire backfire when she drinks his mail-order magic potion and is transformed into a monster
The Bananas move to the ceiling by Esther Manes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When their apartment gets too messy, the Banana family tries to defy gravity by living on the ceiling
Pictures of motion and pictures that move : Eadweard Muybridge and the photography of motion by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the photographer and motion-picture pioneer whose early efforts at photographing motion included proving that at one period of its stride, a running horse has all four feet off the ground
Slim down camp by Stephen Manes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sent to a summer camp for overweight children, a boy and girl rebel against the camp's authorities and discover their own effective method of losing weight
 
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English (90)
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