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Author : Dan Zevin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-06-12
Page : 158
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1451698178
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Available for the first time in eBook from the master of “Seinfeld-ian nothingness” (Time) a comic, not-so-coming-of-age tale of transitioning from his twenties to his thirties, recently optioned by Adam Sandler along with Dan Gets a Minivan. Sooner or later, each of us must face the day we develop a disturbing new interest in lawn care; the day we order Sauvignon Blanc instead of Rolling Rock; the day we refuse to see any concert where we cannot sit down. Sooner or later, each of us must face the day we turn uncool. Dan Zevin, who “was never exactly Fonz-like to begin with,” is having a hilariously hard time moving from his twenties to his thirties, and he confesses everything in these witty, self-deprecating tales. As he shamefully employs his first cleaning lady, becomes abnormally attached to his dog, and commits flagrant acts of home improvement, Dan’s headed for an early midlife crisis—and a better-late-than-never revelation: Growing up is really nothing to be reluctant about. In fact, it’s very cool.


Author : Craig Conley
Publisher : Weiser Books
Release : 2008-10-01
Page : 360
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 9781609250508
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Magic Words: A Dictionary is a oneofakind resource for armchair linguists, popculture enthusiasts, Pagans, Wiccans, magicians, and trivia nuts alike. Brimming with the most intriguing magic words and phrases from around the world and illustrated throughout with magical symbols and icons, Magic Words is a dictionary like no other. More than sevenhundred essay style entries describe the origins of magical words as well as historical and popular variations and fascinating trivia. With sources ranging from ancient Medieval alchemists to modern stage magicians, necromancers, and wizards of legend to miracle workers throughout time, Magic Words is a must have for any scholar of magic, language, history, and culture.


Author : Tessa Smith McGovern
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2014-07-01
Page : 144
Category : Cooking
ISBN 13 : 1402293410
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The perfect pairing for anyone with a literary thirst! From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway's beloved mojitos, literature and libations go hand in hand. Cocktails for Book Lovers blends these in a delectable book that will delight both readers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This irresistible collection features 50 original and classic cocktail recipes based on works of famous authors and popular drinks of their eras, including Orange Champagne Punch, Salted Caramel and Bourbon Milkshakes, and even Zombie Cola. So dip in, pick your favorite author or book, and take a sip—or start at the beginning and work your way through. Cheers! Cocktails inspired by your favorite authors: • Charlotte Bronte • Dani Shapiro • Dorothy Parker • Ernest Hemingway • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Flannery O'Connor • Jhumpa Lahiri • Junot Diaz • Virginia Woolf • Wally Lamb • And 40 more!


Author : Dan Zevin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-05-14
Page : 217
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1451606478
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Dan Zevin, master of "Seinfeld-ian nothingness" (Time), is trying his best to make the transition from couplehood to familyhood. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey--from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. Where it's all heading is anyone's guess, but, for Dan, suburbia's calling--and his minivan has GPS. -- Jacket, p. [2].


Author : Bark
Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
Release : 2008-10
Page : 331
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 0307338398
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A companion volume to Dog Is My Co-Pilot offers a droll study of dog behavior and the interactions among dog lovers and their canine companions, with a compilation of essays, stories, drawings, and cartoons from Al Franken, Wanda Sykes, Dave Barry, Pam Houston, Merrill Markoe, Neal Pollack, Margaret Cho, and Roy Blount, Jr., among others. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.


Author : Bark Editors
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Release : 2007-10-23
Page : 352
Category : Pets
ISBN 13 : 0307407683
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A pot roast left unguarded. An open bedroom door. An ill-timed squat. Dogs seem to have impeccable timing. Yet how quickly calamity turns to comedy in the company of a dog, and the wrong moment turns out to be just the right one. In this delightful follow-up to Dog Is My Co-Pilot, which won the Best Book of the Year award from the Dog Writers Association of America, the editors of The Bark bring together more stories, essays, and artwork that highlight the hilarity of dog behavior and the comical interactions between dog people and their four-legged friends. From playful puppies who wreak havoc in the home to dogs with a whole array of comic shticks and tricks, Howl celebrates the verve and the laughs pets offer their people. It includes laugh-out-loud reflections (and confessions), rib-tickling tales, and whimsical vignettes from well-known writers such as: • Dave Barry • Margaret Cho • Al Franken • Kinky Friedman • Pam Houston • Haven Kimmel • Neal Pollack • And many more!


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Release : 2009
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Author : Samantha Matt
Publisher : Seal Press
Release : 2020-01-07
Page : 240
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1580059341
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A celebration of ordinary awesomeness, for all of us who were told "You can do anything!" and then found out we actually can't Crappy homes, lame love lives, getting passed over for a great job (again)--not what we expected for our adulthoods. Americans tell their children you can become anything! But let's face it--most of us can't. Sure, some of our peers go on to become astronauts or billionaires. But most of us don't. In Average Is the New Awesome, Samantha Matt offers encouragement to us regular humans. Full of hilarious stories and insightful advice, this is a manifesto for ordinary awesomeness--for the beauty that can be found when we acknowledge that good enough really is good enough, and that greatness is ours to define.


Author : Susan Levin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-03-03
Page : 368
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 1632208040
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A Poignant and Inspiring Story of a Family Whose Child Emerges from Autism. Unlocked begins with a vivid depiction of the author’s life with her autistic son, Ben. Feelings of isolation, self-hate, and even moments of hatred toward her own child in response to his behaviors, as well as the impact on her marriage and younger daughter, impel her to seek solutions for his condition. Through years of trial and error, Susan eventually discovers methods that bring about radical improvement in Ben. The story, however, is not just about Ben, but also addresses Susan’s own spiritual and psychological struggles—and ultimate transformation—as she and her husband watch Ben go in and out of autism. Through years of intermittent progress and frustrating “steps backwards,” Susan learns that loving Ben means embracing him as he is, day by day, rather than waiting to love him fully “one day when he is cured.” Told largely through anecdote, Unlocked is, by turns, heart-wrenching and joyful, hopeful and doubt-laden. As we follow young Ben’s exploits into a new social world, our own hearts break as he stumbles, but finally soar as he achieves his dream: genuine, caring, and reciprocal relationships with his peers. In the end, Unlocked is a story about family, commitment, and the power of embracing, nonjudgmental love.


Author : John Tully
Publisher : John Tully
Release : 2015-01-26
Page : 59
Category : Fiction
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FOUR YOUNG JOEY STORIES 1 KILLER IN THE HOUSE Who is the mysterious Arab who hires a room in Jane’s home? What happens when Joey finds an automatic rifle hidden in the wardrobe? 2 FOX AND HOUNDS The Fox is planning a daring burglary. Is Susie’s brother Eddie involved in it? If so, can she stop the burglary — with Joey’s help of course. 3 THE GOLDEN EGG A fire and the robbery of a precious Fabergé egg from an English stately home! Is Joey’s Aunt Edna really responsible? Joey’s efforts to find the real thieves prove highly dangerous. 4 JOEY AND THE YANK An American boy is on the run from his home in England and begs Joey to help him. To obtain cash he needs the valuable necklace kept in a safe in the apartment where he lives. Joey works out an elaborate plan to get hold of it.


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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1998
Page : 418
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9780313302756
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A guide to the career and music of the trumpeter and composer.


Author : B. A. Marks
Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
Release : 2021-07-14
Page : 194
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1636303943
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Explosively descriptive! Abandonment is only part of this story. Resilience, fortitude and self-love are the lessons! Heartfelt energy! Gripping experiences! You may cheer and you may cry, but the silent encouragement will ultimately come from you, the reader.


Author : Edna Buchanan
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2014-04-27
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1626812489
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A movie star comes to Miami—and mayhem ensues—in this crime thriller by an Edgar Award finalist: “[An] extremely likable heroine” (Publishers Weekly). Crime reporter Britt Montero had to shoot a man to save her own life, and the memory of it is tormenting her. So when a major Hollywood actor strides into the newsroom, hoping to do research for the character he portrays, the seemingly cushy job is given to Britt in the hope that it will help her recover from her traumatic experience. But the assignment turns out to be not so much fun: An obsessed madwoman stalks the star, and mysterious mishaps, accidents, and deaths push him and Britt closer together. Both are menaced by the stalker—or perhaps, by someone else who is determined to sabotage the film and murder its leading man . . . “[An] irresistible series.” —Kirkus Reviews


Author : Lynn Vanderzalm
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 1995
Page : 286
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780310200048
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Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS) is not the 'Yuppie flu.' It is a debilitating, incurable illness that hijacks the body's immune system and drains the life out of its victims, often leaving them incapacitated for years. While researchers around the globe explore the causes of treatments for CFIDS, the men, women and children who suffer with the illness grapple with questions like: -Will I ever be normal again? -Of what value am I now that I can't work or go to school anymore? -How will CFIDS affect my marriage and my family? How will CFIDS affect my ability even to consider marriage or having children? -How do I glorify God in the midst of a debilitating illness and pain? Lynn Vanderzalm and her teenage daughter, Alisa, have battled CFIDS for over seven years. In Finding Strength in Weakness, Vanderzalm shares her family's struggles and questions-along with those of 70 other men, women, and children-while offering direction, encouragement, and hope to the countless families who battle with the 'mystery illness of the nineties.'


Author : Natalie Franke
Publisher : Worthy Books
Release : 2021-08-24
Page : 256
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1546017690
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This fresh, inspiring call to community and connection from an entrepreneur and leader is perfect for anyone feeling alone and ready to set off on a journey to true belonging. Many of us feel more alone than ever despite living in the most connected society in human history. We need to belong in the same way that we need oxygen–our physical bodies require it. We perform better and have greater successes as individuals when we are connected to the collective. Join author Natalie Franke as she shares her story of longing for connection in the chaos and lessons learned on her journey to true belonging. Together we’ll uncover how to: Kick scroll-induced jealousy to the curb and transform the way that social media makes you feel about yourself and others Overcome loneliness by finding your people and cultivating true community in your personal and professional world Strike the balance between camaraderie and competition so that you can live a deeply fulfilled and joyful life Human beings are not highlight reels—we’re done fanning the flames of comparison, drowning in our insecurities, and being pitted against one another. We’re saying no to the endless rat race of getting ahead and goodbye to the narratives that leave us feeling left out and alone. We are destined for something better. We’re made for so much more. Because knit into the fabric of our DNA, we were Built to Belong.


Author : Gavin Picknell
Publisher : Digital Vault Limited
Release : 2006-01-01
Page : 116
Category : Cancer
ISBN 13 : 0473117479
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A memoir of friendship, which ended in the death from cancer of Dene Vazey.


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Release : 2002-11
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Author : Marvin Kauder
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2007-12-28
Page : 282
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 1469122960
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Romantic complications at the tennis club were not on Michael Blooms radar. His plate was already filled with the emotinal upheaval that comes with sharing a home with two adult children and watching an old friend battle cancer. Nevertheless, he is caught in the cross-hairs of two attractive women; one a serial seductress and the other, an eye-catching beauty with a haunting past. Suddenly, like his daughter Rachel, Michael is thrust into the dating scene with all its perils and humiliations. Enticed by the powerful aphrodisiac of sex, Michael learns to his chagrin that Murphys Law is always in play.


Author : Lara Lillibridge
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-05-07
Page : 320
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 151074357X
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A Single Mom Shares Her Inspiring and Funny Tales of Parenting, Full of Love, Advice, and Humor Being a single mother means relaxing your cleanliness standards. A lot. Being a single mother means missing your kids like crazy when your ex has them, only to want to give them back ten minutes after they come home. Being a single mother means accepting sleep deprivation as a natural state. Being a single mother means hauling a toddler, a baby, and a diaper bag while wearing high heels and a cute skirt, because you never know when you’ll meet someone. Being a single mother means finding out you are stronger than you ever knew was possible. Since birth, Lara Lillibridge’s children wanted, “Mama, Mama, only Mama!” whether they were tired or just woke up from a nap—whether they were starving or had just finished a bowl of goldfish crackers. Over ten years later, not much has changed. Between hilarious episodes and candid stories, Lillibridge offers the bits of advice and enlightenment she’s gained along the way and never fails to commiserate on the many challenges that come with raising children in a non-nuclear family. This creative, touching memoir will resonate with single moms everywhere, whether solo parenting is new territory or well-trodden ground for them. Written in the style of a diary with blogs, articles and recipes tucked between the pages, Mama, Mama, Only Mama follows Lillibridge and her two children, Big Pants and Tiny Pants, out of divorce, through six years of single parenting, and into the family blender with a quasi-stepfather called SigO. Complete with highly useful recipes such as congealed s’more stew, recycled snack candy bars, instant oatmeal cookies and a fine chicken casserole that didn’t pass Tiny Pants’s “lick test,” Lillibridge grows into her role as mother, finds true love, and comes to terms with her ex-husband.


Author : kc dyer
Publisher : Berkley
Release : 2016
Page : 358
Category : Dating (Social customs)
ISBN 13 : 0399584366
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Almost 30, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection except the Scottish fictional star of romantic fantasies the world over - James Fraser. Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by selling all her worldly possessions and taking off for Scotland she might be closer to finding him. As she scours the country's rolling hills and crumbling castles, Emma finds that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she might find herself.