This book is the outcome of many years of study. With the exception of a few quotations, none of the material
has ever before appeared in any book. The writer has been indebted for years past to many of the physicians
mentioned in the following pages for copies of pamphlets and magazines, and for newspaper articles, bearing
upon the medical study of alcohol.
Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic represents the untold story of millions
of alcoholics. The goal of this book is to allow society to see that alcoholics
all suffer from the same disease, but that it may manifest in different ways.
The homeless person and the high-powered executive can both be alcoholics—
alcoholism does not differentiate among socioeconomic class, education level,
and appearance. However, because the high-functioning alcoholic (HFA) has
the ability to perform and succeed, the treatment often comes too late or not at
It would be difficult to describe the impact of viruses — and
their cousins Trojan horses and worms — without resorting
to clichés or sensationalism. But after all the hoopla, the
bottom line is pretty simple: Malicious people write viruses,
and viruses do bad things to our computers. Over the past
two decades, viruses have caused billions of dollars in damage
and lost productivity — and that’s just the impact on businesses.
Find the shear and normal stresses on plane AA cutting through at 30°. Solution: Make cut “AA” so that it just hits the bottom right corner of the element. This gives the freebody shown at right. Now sum forces normal and tangential to side AA. Denote side length AA as “L.”
Mike Piazza had one thing on his mind when he stepped up
to the plate for the first time in the New York Mets’ game
against the San Francisco Giants. It was May 5, 2004, and the
Mets’ slugger desperately wanted to hit a home run.
Hitting homers was as natural as breathing air to Piazza.
In 11 years in the big leagues as a catcher, he had smashed 351
round-trippers of every kind: line-drive rockets, towering moon
shots, bottom-of-the-ninth blasts, crushing grand slams.