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Author : Erma Bombeck
Publisher : Fawcett
Release : 2011-02-02
Page : 224
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 030777824X
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"America's irrepressible doyenne of domestic satire." THE BOSTON GLOBE Madcap, bittersweet humor in classic Erma Bombeck-style. You'll laugh until it hurts and love it! "Any mother with half a skull knows that when Daddy's little boy becomes Mommy's little boy, the kid is so wet, he's treading water. What do you mean you're a participle in the school play and you need a costume? Those rotten kids. If only they'd let me wake up in my own way. Why do they have to line up along my bed and stare at me like Moby Dick just washed up onto a beach somewhere?"


Author : Edward Dutton
Michael A. Woodley of Menie
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2018-12-20
Page : 255
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1845409965
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We are becoming less intelligent. This is the shocking yet fascinating message of At Our Wits' End. The authors take us on a journey through the growing body of evidence that we are significantly less intelligent now than we were a hundred years ago. The research proving this is, at once, profoundly thought-provoking, highly controversial, and it’s currently only read by academics. But the authors are passionate that it cannot remain ensconced in the ivory tower any longer. With At Our Wits’ End, they present the first ever popular scientific book on this crucially important issue. They prove that intelligence — which is strongly genetic — was increasing up until the breakthrough of the Industrial Revolution, because we were subject to the rigors of Darwinian Selection, meaning that lots of surviving children was the preserve of the cleverest. But since then, they show, intelligence has gone into rapid decline, because large families are increasingly the preserve of the least intelligent. The book explores how this change has occurred and, crucially, what its consequences will be for the future. Can we find a way of reversing the decline of our IQ? Or will we witness the collapse of civilization and the rise of a new Dark Age?


Author : James Geary
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2018-11-13
Page : 128
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 039325495X
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"A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom." —Stephen Fry Much more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there’s the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers. In Wit’s End, Geary embraces wit in every form by adopting a different style for each chapter; he writes the section on verbal repartee as a dramatic dialogue, the neuroscience of wit as a scientific paper, the spirituality of wit as a sermon, and other chapters in jive, rap, and the heroic couplets of Alexander Pope. Wit’s End agilely balances psychology, folktales, visual art, and literary history with lighthearted humor and acute insight, drawing upon traditions of wit from around the world. Entertaining, illuminating, and entirely unique, Wit’s End demonstrates that wit and wisdom are really the same thing.


Author : Kirsten Weiss
Publisher : misterio press
Release : 2020-04-06
Page : 219
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1944767258
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A cozy mystery that’s out of this world… Men in Black. Conspiracy-crazed old ladies. Can a clueless innkeeper catch a killer … and stick to her carefully crafted schedule? When control-freak Susan Witsend inherits her grandmother’s UFO-themed B&B, she’s ready to put her organizational skills to the test. She knows she can make the B&B work, even if there is a faux-UFO in the roof. After all, what’s not to love about a Victorian nestled in the high Sierra foothills? None of her carefully crafted policies and procedures, however, can prepare her for a corpse in room seven – the body of her small-town sheriff’s ex-husband. Good thing Susan has her own plans to solve the crime. But is there a government conspiracy afoot? Or is the murder a simple case of small-town vengeance? Susan must keep all her wits about her. Because the killer isn’t finished, and if she isn’t careful, her fate may be written in the stars… Beam up this hilarious cozy mystery today! Breakfast recipes in the back of the book.


Author : Jill Stowell
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2010
Page : 262
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781449580247
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At Wit's End is a lifeline to parents who have bright children who struggle in school. These students are often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and left alone to cope. Inside these pages you will find 2 things you won't find anywhere else - An explanation behind what is happening with students who struggle, and you'll find answers to actually solving the problems...permanently. Guaranteed to make the status quo outraged, At Wit's End will be a real encouragement to parents who have lived with struggling students.


Author : Erma Bombeck
Publisher : Fawcett
Release : 1967
Page : 187
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 0449211843
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A perilous journey through the four seasons in a hectic household: snowballs in the freezer, the summer camp reject, failed diets, and flooded washing machines.


Author : Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-04-01
Page : 325
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0452290066
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Visiting her mystery writer godmother in California after losing her father to cancer, Rima Lanisell endeavors to learn the nature of her godmother's and father's relationship, while her godmother struggles to keep secrets from both Rima and her readers.


Author : Jeff Jay
Jerry A. Boriskin
Publisher : Hazelden Publishing
Release : 2007
Page : 263
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 9781592853731
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Presents guidance and encouragement for family members on ways to help loved ones suffering from both psychiatric and addictive disorders.


Author : St. Clair McKelway
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2010-07-22
Page : 640
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1608191230
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"Why does A. J. Liebling remain a vibrant role model for writers while the superb, prolific St. Clair McKelway has been sorely forgotten?" James Wolcott asked this question in a recent review of the Complete New Yorker on DVD. Anyone who has read a single paragraph of McKelway's work would struggle to provide an answer. His articles for the New Yorker were defined by their clean language and incomporable wit, by his love of New York's rough edges and his affection for the working man (whether that work was come by honestly or not). Like Joseph Mitchell and A. J. Liebling, McKelway combined the unflagging curiosity of a great reporter with the narrative flair of a master storyteller. William Shawn, the magazine's long-time editor, described him as a writer with the "lightest of light touches." His style is so striking, Shawn went on to say, that "it was too odd to be imitated." The pieces collected here are drawn from two of McKelway's books--True Tales from the Annals of Crime and Rascality (1951) and The Big Little Man from Brooklyn (1969). His subjects are the small players who in their particulars defined life in New York during the 36 years McKelway wrote: the junkmen, boxing cornermen, counterfeiters, con artists, fire marshals, priests, and beat cops and detectives. The "rascals." An amazing portrait of a long forgotten New York by the reporter who helped establish and utterly defined New Yorker "fact writing," Untitled Collection is long overdue celebration of a truly gifted writer.


Author : Stephanie S. Tolan
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-05-08
Page : 288
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062213377
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Jack Semple and E.D. Applewhite are back, in this middle-grade sequel to Stephanie S. Tolan’s Newbery Honor Book Surviving the Applewhites. Teenager E.D., the not so artistic, not at all eccentric member of the unconventional Applewhite clan, can't believe the plan her father has hatched to save the family from financial disaster. He’s decided to transform their rural North Carolina farm into a summer camp for creative children. Soon the farm is packed with temperamental artists, out-of-control campers, and an even more out-of-control goat. It's all a little too much for structure-loving E.D., even before threatening notes begin appearing in the family mailbox. Together with Jake Semple--the boy who survived his first year in the Applewhites' home school—she's determined to save the camp and the family from disaster. Like Carl Hiassan’s Chomp, Applewhites at Wit's End combines outrageous humor and the frustrations and joys of being part of a family.


Author : Allison Engel
Margaret Engel
Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
Release : 2016
Page : 36
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 9780573705038
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"From the writers of the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins comes a comic look at one of our country's most beloved voices. Erma Bombeck captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, "If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Discover the story behind America's most beloved humorist who championed women's lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all - the truth."


Author : Stan Brakhage
Publisher :
Release : 1989
Page : 183
Category : Experimental films
ISBN 13 :
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Based on lectures that Brakhage gave at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, this volume portrays eight artists who have electrified American independent cinema across four decades. With characteristic directness, anecdotal style, and wry humor, Brakhage, himself an influential American independent filmmaker, brings into sharp focus the life and work of Jerome Hill, Marie Menken, James Brouhgton, Maya Deren, Ken Jacobs, Sidney Peterson, Bruce Conner, and Christopher MacLaine. He also portrays the art scenes of New York and San Francisco during times of ferment and controversy. ISBN 0-914232-99-1: $20.00.


Author : Sue Scheff
Publisher : Health Communications, Inc.
Release : 2008-04-29
Page : 224
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 0757306977
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A true story tells about a mother who, after realizing the damage done to her daughter upon returning home from a disciplinary educational institution, created an advocacy group to work through the problems of at-risk teenagers and found a way to reconnect with her rebellious daughter using proper methods based on love and understanding. Original. 25,000 first printing.


Author : Edward Dutton
Michael A. Woodley of Menie
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2018-12-20
Page : 255
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1845409973
Description :


We are becoming less intelligent. This is the shocking yet fascinating message of At Our Wits' End. The authors take us on a journey through the growing body of evidence that we are significantly less intelligent now than we were a hundred years ago. The research proving this is, at once, profoundly thought-provoking, highly controversial, and it’s currently only read by academics. But the authors are passionate that it cannot remain ensconced in the ivory tower any longer. With At Our Wits’ End, they present the first ever popular scientific book on this crucially important issue. They prove that intelligence — which is strongly genetic — was increasing up until the breakthrough of the Industrial Revolution, because we were subject to the rigors of Darwinian Selection, meaning that lots of surviving children was the preserve of the cleverest. But since then, they show, intelligence has gone into rapid decline, because large families are increasingly the preserve of the least intelligent. The book explores how this change has occurred and, crucially, what its consequences will be for the future. Can we find a way of reversing the decline of our IQ? Or will we witness the collapse of civilization and the rise of a new Dark Age?


Author : Lia Martin
Publisher :
Release : 2018-06
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780997764437
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Are you losing your way in a world of supermom myths? Are mothers destined to always compromise their cores? Or can you still choose to love your own divine design?Despite the cultural commands to be more, do more, and have it all, Lia Martin helps you turn impossible statements about motherhood into truths that fit your own life. Wisdom at Wit's End is your invitation to stand for calm amidst the chaos. Resist the rush of approval and discover how to participate in peace. Listen deeply for wisdom that will be whispered only to you, on purpose. Your kids don't need a perfect parent. They need a healthy, happy mom. Whether you're a mom-to-be, mom of months or decades, or a mom who just feels overwhelmed, Martin's writing enables you to abandon maniacal myths and find your breath. You can bring yourself back into life, even if you're at your wit's end. Because every challenge that feels like an ending is always a place to begin.


Author : George Kraus
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2006
Page : 193
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 9781557534019
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A simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon or impractical detail. Many books delve into other areas of Alzheimer's, emphasising the financial, legal, and treatment needs of the afflicted. ""At Wit's End"" is unique because it not only explains the psychiatric and psychological aspects of Alzheimer's, but it also helps family members and caregivers discover a wealth of effective interventions. Kraus focuses on the whole person and his/her social, psychological, physical, and spiritual life. In this book, find out how Alzheimer's can be distinguished from normal ageing and other diseases that mimic its symptoms including the wide array of associated behaviours. Also, find out what medical treatments are available, both traditional and alternative.


Author : Stephanie S. Tolan
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-04-24
Page : 240
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062213369
Description :


The side-splittingly funny Newbery Honor Book about a rebellious boy who is sent to a home-schooling program run by one family—the creative, kooky, loud, and loving Applewhites! Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he managed to get kicked out of every school in Rhode Island, and actually burned the last one down to the ground. Only one place will take him now, and that's a home school run by the Applewhites, a chaotic and hilarious family of artists: poet Lucille, theater director Randolph, dancer Cordelia, and dreamy Destiny. The only one who doesn't fit the Applewhite mold is E.D.—a smart, sensible girl who immediately clashes with the defiant Jake. Jake thinks surviving this new school will be a breeze . . . but is he really as tough or as bad as he seems?


Author : Stephen L. Newman
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 1984
Page : 184
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Trudy Ludwig
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2013
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1582464502
Description :


Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.


Author : James R. Gaines
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2007-06-04
Page : 252
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781419670411
Description :