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By John Grant. 2019
By Todd Parr. 2009
Sometimes I feel silly.Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast.Sometimes I feel brave.Sometimes I feel like trying something new...The… Feelings Book vibrantly illustrates the wide range of moods we all experience. Kids and adults will appreciate Todd Parr's quirky intelligence as he pays special attention to the ever-changing, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings in a kid-friendly, accessible format, told through Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes.
By Josh Gondelman. 2019
Emmy-Award winning writer and comedian Josh Gondelman's collection of personal stories of best intentions and mixed results. Josh Gondelman knows… a thing or two about trying-and failing. The Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic-dubbed a "pathological sweetheart" by the New York Observer-is known throughout the industry as one of comedy's true "nice guys." Not surprisingly, he's endured his share of last-place finishes. But he keeps on bouncing back. In this collection of hilarious and poignant essays (including his acclaimed New York Times piece "What if I Bombed at My Own Wedding?"), Josh celebrates a life of good intentions-and mixed results. His true tales of romantic calamities, professional misfortunes, and eventual triumphs reinforce the notion: we get out of the world what we put into it. Whether he's adopting a dog from a suspicious stranger, mitigating a disastrous road trip, or trying MDMA for the first (and only) time, Josh only wants the best for everyone-even as his attempts to do the right thing occasionally implode. Full of the warm and relatable humor that's made him a favorite on the comedy club circuit, Nice Try solidifies Josh Gondelman's reputation as not just a good guy, but a skilled observer of the human
By Adam Mansbach. 2019
Witty and truthful, this loving monologue outlines the fact that two is a million more kids than one-and as you… probably know by now, you shouldn't read it to a child
By Ariane Resnick. 2019
With advice and suggestions for everything from emotional coping mechanisms (such as how to deal with the loss of socializing)… to recipes with specific uses (like a pain-reducing turmeric ginger tea to sip throughout the day) and mental exercises, this book will help get listeners in touch with their bodies in new and valuable ways. As author Ariane Resnick knows, illness can be isolating. Here, she shares her experience and the ways in which she used food and emotional practices to heal herself. This book is all about guiding listeners to a state where they can facilitate, rather than hinder, the recovery capabilities of their bodies. It's all about the "wellness mindset." A supplemental PDF with 35 wholesome recipes, such as Simple Maca Hormone Revitalizer, Adrenal Restoring Latte, Probiotic Hearts of Palm Dip, and a delicious Pecan Pie Milkshake, is included. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to retrieve downloadable PDF: http://chilp.it/af1c0ad
By Anthony McGowan. 2020
Monty was just like any other dog. A scruffy and irascible Maltese terrier, he enjoyed barking at pugs and sniffing… at trees. But after Monty has yet another dramatic confrontation with the local Rottweiler, Anthony McGowan realizes it's high time he and Monty had a chat about what makes him a good or a bad dog. Taking his lead from Monty's canine antics, McGowan takes us on a hilarious and enlightening jaunt through the major debates of philosophy. Will Kant convince Monty to stop stealing cheesecake? How long will they put up with Socrates poking holes in every argument? In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who-if anyone-has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one's life
Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist, fat-loss expert, and high-performance coach Natalie Jill has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the… world get in shape and be their best selves. Now, her new program will help you turn back the clock, turn setbacks into positives, and feel and look better than you ever have before. While many women over forty hide their age, Natalie now flaunts hers: nearing fifty, she's at the top of her game. Her secret? Natalie's Transformation Triangle-Change Your State, Plan Your Plate, and Love Your Weight. When you change your mindset and engage all three points of the Triangle, everything shifts. You feel better in your skin, and you get stronger, your focus improves, and your motivation kicks in so you keep improving every day. Natalie gives you the tools to clear your brain, keep hot flashes in check, recharge, and get your mojo back-that's what aging in reverse is all about
With modern healthy diets constantly flip-flopping on what foods to eat and focusing on restricting calories, individuals can be left… confused, defeated, and unsatisfied. This new book from acclaimed macrobiotic health and nutritional experts Denny and Susan Waxman leaves all negativity behind and brings to light a positive outlook on building one healthy habit at a time. Listeners will find healthy living easier than ever by learning how to apply these principles into a broad range of modern lifestyles and by being able to do so at their own pace. With new recipes from Susan Waxman, this book clears up misinformation about food, which allows you to better understand how to achieve your best physical, spiritual, and mental health. The Ultimate Guide to Eating for Longevity is not a diet fad; it's a nutritional guide based on the world's longest-standing civilizations, civilizations which have changed very little over time and have proven that it's possible to live a long, healthy life. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to retrieve downloadable PDF: http://chilp.it/472e478
By Lucy Ives. 2019
By Ellen Degeneres. 2011
Ellen returns in her third book to share some tidbits from her life, including humorous observations, short stories, a poem,… a bucket list, and much more.Along with the expected humor, we get a glimpse of Ellen's life and opinions on working for Cover Girl, her wife Portia, Oprah, her love of animals, and her always-optimistic outlook on life. You'll find no stone unturned, no door unopened, no rug unvacuumed, and no ivories untickled. Always a little goofy, Seriously...I'm Kidding is a seriously feel-good read.
By Mindy Kaling. 2015
From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator… and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal. In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you. In "How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet's Confessions," Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, ("Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn't the land of appropriatethis is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman's traditional hair color is honey blonde.") "Player" tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. ("I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.") In "Unlikely Leading Lady," she muses on America's fixation with the weight of actresses, ("Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they're walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.") And in "Soup Snakes," Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak ("I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.") Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who's ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who've never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
By Dave Barry. 2019
In this "little gem" (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry… learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy. As Dave Barry turns seventynot happilyhe realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new oneswhich turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world's oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it's okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.) Lessons from Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that's "touching and sentimental, but there's still a laugh on every page" (Sacramento Bee). The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.
By John Hodgman. 2017
"I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size." Jon Stewart Although his career as a bestselling author… and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them. Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god. Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.
A myth-busting, jaw-dropping, fun-filled tour through the science of your favorite fantastical world. Award-winning comedian and popular-science writer Helen Keen… uncovers the astounding science behind the mystical, blood-soaked world of Game of Thrones, answering questions like: Is it possible to crush a person's head with your bare hands? What really happens when royal families interbreed? Does Cersei have Borderline Personality Disorder? What curious medical disorder does Hodor suffer from? And more. Join Keen as she investigates wildfire, ice walls, face transplants, and every wild feature of Westeros and beyond, revealing a magical world that may be closer to our own than we think. The Science of Game of Thrones is the ultimate guide to the epic series as well as the perfect gift for science-lovers and fans. So pour yourself a bowl of brown, climb on your beast of burden, and prepare yourself to see the Seven Kingdoms as you have never seen them before.
By Mindy Kaling. 2011
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[Kaling is] like Tina Fey's cool little sister. Or perhaps...?he next Nora Ephron."The New York Times… Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleckimpersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence "Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I'll shut up about it?" Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you've come to the right book, mostly! In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Doornot so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka. Praise for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? "Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?"Glamour "Who wouldn't want to hang out with Mindy Kaling?...?Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?] is like a mash note to comedy nerds."Time Out New York "Very funny."Boston Globe "Like listening to a likably gabby friend chatter happily over generously poured glasses of red wine."Washington Post "[Kaling's] comedic chops certainly shine throughout the bookas if we need more proof of her talent."HuffPost "Kaling doles out neurotic charm and hilarious every-woman musings."Elle
By Pierre Weill. 2007
[...] Comment le lait maternel a-t-il pu changer de composition en quarante ans au point de rendre nos bébés, puis… nos enfants, trop gros ? Quels ont été les moteurs économiques du décalage inquiétant et grandissant entre nos gènes et notre alimentation ? Au service de quels intérêts puissants la pensée nutritionnelle unique aux effets dévastateurs s'est-elle installée ? Analysant les conséquences de quarante ans d'errements nutritionnels, ce livre, cependant résolument optimiste, se veut porteur de solutions réalistes en nous apprenant à bien consommer pour éviter d'être tous gros demain. -- 4e de couv
By Bill Bryson. 2019
Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel… that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body-how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.
Pour le Dr Larocque, aucun doute que les personnes en surpoids ou obèses ne sont pas malades, et bien que… l'obésité conduise à des maladies débilitantes et à une diminution importante de l'espérance de vie, pratiquement tout le monde peut maigrir et maintenir son poids perdu, sans excuse... Loin de proposer une méthode miracle, vous découvrirez des réflexions et trucs concrets pour cheminer et comprendre cette réalité ou celle des gens qui l'entourent, et en redéfinir la gestion de poids. La responsabilisation demeure la clé et la déculpabilisation son secret. En prime : Considérant le regain de popularité de la vieille diète cétogène KETO, Dr Larocque dresse le pour et le contre d'un tel régime pour conclure que, s'il est suivi de façon adéquate et contrôlée, il est peut être supérieur aux diètes méditerranéenne et végane plus connues
By Roger Rosenblat. 2000
Rosenblat believes most people worry needlessly about things that aren't important, thereby taking years off their lives. Rosenblat gives advice… on how to keep things in perspective and live life to the fullest in 54 humorous pieces. 2000.