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By Jean Shepherd. 1978
By Divino B'Atista. 2021
Marina es una pequeña ciudad litoral que todos los años se convierte en escenario del gran festival de música "Aguas…Sonoras". Durante dos días, la tranquilidad de Marina da lugar a una agitación frenética de jóvenes de la ciudad y alrededores. Daniel Vandres es cantante del grupo "Sound of Silence", atracción principal del festival. Él, por cierto, no imaginaba que se cruzaría en el camino de la soñadora Josy, quien sólo piensa en el trabajo pero es convencida por su hermana de ir al festival y divertirse un poco. Roberta nutre un amor platónico por Daniel desde su infancia y es capaz de cualquier locura con tal de que el cantante la note. Es en medio de una de esas locuras que ellas conocen a Beto y a Miguel, dos jóvenes que harán a Josy repensar un poco sobre su concepto de la diversión.
By Danilo H. Gomes, Anita Legname. 2017
Este es un pequeño manual de auto-ayuda para personas que desean desarrollar algunas características que las vuelvan carismáticas. Es un…texto muy facil y didáctico que podrá guiar todo aquel que busca hacerse más sociable y sin miedo de arriesgarse al reunirse con otras personas. Toda persona que lo lea aprenderá el valor de la sonrisa, del contacto ojo a ojo entre las personas y mucho más,
By Neil Teixeira, Danilo H. Gomes. 2017
Contrary to what many people say, being charismatic is not only a gift but also an acquiring skill. The overwhelming…majority of people suffer because they feel limited by the shackles of shyness and introversion. Consequently they prove anonymity and feel constantly alone and forgotten. With the help of "The Secret of Charisma" the reader will find simple and extremely effective tips for better socializing. You will learn through this book: - How to Use Mirroring Techniques - The correct use of communication - The power of gesticulation and how to use it - The effectiveness of the look - How not to overdo it? And much more! Have you ever wanted to be charismatic like that friend who is always in the spotlight? Do not be caught in the opinion that charisma is a gift given to a few. It is accessible to everyone who is willing to change. If you belong to this group that is willing to break the boundaries of the comfort zone to have a better social life, then take advantage of the valuable tips from this book.
By Tony Lewis. 2020
Con la agencia viene el personal de su tío: un zombi que apenas puede mantenerse unido, un zombi del tamaño…de una cabina telefónica y con un coeficiente intelectual de un solo dígito, un profesor loco y Ronnie, que tiene la capacidad de hacerse invisible. Skullenia parece ser el último lugar que necesitaría una agencia de detectives. Al menos eso es lo que piensa Ollie, hasta que el Conde Jocular lo encarga para ayudar a resolver una serie de desapariciones inexplicables. ¿Pero Ollie ha mordido más de lo que puede masticar? Con la ayuda de su variado equipo y algunos personajes francamente ridículos, intenta resolver este desconcertante misterio.
By Jennifer Traig. 2004
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS announces Jennifer Traig as one of the most hilarious writers to emerge in recent yearsand one…of the strangest! Recalling the agony of growing up obsessivecompulsive and a religious fanatic, Traig fearlessly confesses the most peculiar behaviorlike tirelessly scrubbing her hands for a full half hour before dinner, feeding her stuffed animals before herself, and washing everything she owned because she thought it was contaminated by pork fumes. The result is a book so relentlessly funny and frank, its totally refreshing.
By Barbara Davilman, Ellis Weiner. 2007
By Barbara Davilman, Ellis Weiner. 2004
A primer like no other! In an inspired parodic twist, the two least Jewish characters in American literature spout some…of the edgy, ironic Yiddishisms that have become part of the American vernacular. In text that captures the unique rhythms of the original Dick and Jane readers, and in 35 all-new illustrations, a story unfolds in which Dick and Jane--hero and heroine of the classic books for children that generations of Americans have used when learning to read--manage to express shades of feeling and nuances of meaning that ordinary English just can't deliver. How? By speaking Yiddish, employing terms that convey an attitude--part plucky self-assertion, part ironic fatalism. When Dick schmoozes, when Jane kvetches, when their children fressnoodles at a Chinese restaurant, the clash of cultures produces genuine hilarity. In true primer fashion, Yiddish with Dick and Jane tells a simple story: Grandma gets sick and Dick and Jane's sister Sally visits. The book also features subplots about such ethical dilemmas as gift-giving etiquette and marital infidelity.
By Alison Throckmorton. 2021
This laugh-out-loud funny book features our fancy feathered friends living the life of the rich and famous.These fabulous birds have…had enough and are ready to start living life—not just the way they want, but the way they deserve! Featuring various birds in their own Real Housewives scenarios, Feathered & Fabulous is the perfect blend of snark, sass, and medication.Adelaide is going to buy that exquisite fur coat, Faye is going to drop that idiot husband of hers, and Patrice is going to show off those legs because she's not afraid to flaunt it. Stunning, funny, and sarcastic, Feathered & Fabulous is sure to make everyone laugh.• UNIQUE, GLITZY, AND FUN: Just like your favorite Real Housewives or the beloved Kris Jenner, this book is unapologetic and fabulous. With sassy humor and a flashy cover, these birds are fresh, fashionable, and ready to tell the world.• HILARIOUS SHARE AND GIFT-BUY: Feathered & Fabulous is a perfect housewarming present, gag gift, stocking stuffer, or present for yourself, your martini-loving gal pal, your reality television buddies, or even the divorcee in your life.• BIRD HUMOR ON TREND: The internet is seeing an influx of bird humor—The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America has sold over 50,000 copies! People who love birds and people who love to hate birds will love Feathered & Fabulous.
By the creator/co-creator of the podcasts The Black Tapes and The Big Loop: reading between the lines of the hilarious…conversations between a teacher and his students. Before he became a famous stand-up comedian and podcast creator, Paul Bae taught English in Vancouver's largest public school. One day during his student-teaching practicum, he assigned weekend homework to an English class. A student muttered, "You suck." Mr. Bae turned on his heel, approached the student, and sternly asked, "What did you say?" The student replied, "Sorry. You suck, sir." Mr. Bae promptly returned to his desk, took out his teaching journal, and wrote down the exchange. That would become the first entry of hundreds of encounters with students. Over twelve years of teaching English, Paul Bae - known simply as "Sir" or "Mr. Bae" - kept several journals in which he recorded conversations he had with his students. You Suck, Sir presents the best of those conversations. Ranging from outrageously funny to touchingly poignant, these vignettes are full of heart. Paul's stories are an irreverent, honest glimpse of teaching and learning and an inspiring peek into the connection one teacher has with his students. Both educators and anyone who has ever been a student will see themselves and their daily triumphs and struggles reflected here. You Suck, Sir is the latest title to be published under the Robin's Egg Books imprint. Robin's Egg Books features some of the freshest, smartest, and above all, funniest writing on a variety of culturally relevant subjects. Titles in the imprint are curated and edited by comedian, playwright, and author Charles Demers.
By Jenny Lawson. 2015
In Furiously Happy , #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A…hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy , she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are—the beautiful and the flawed—and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right
By Jomny Sun. 2018
everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too is the story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only…to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien—based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun. Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more. Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all of us earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we can all be reminded that sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are
By Jenny Lawson. 2012
From the New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy ... When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted…was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let's Pretend This Never Happened , Lawson's long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives
By Kliph Nesteroff. 2021
From Kliph Nesteroff, &“the human encyclopedia of comedy&” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy.It…was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill&’s stand-up routine: &“My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.&” In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy&’s most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form. The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as &“if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.&”) This is followed by a detailed look at the life and work of seminal figures such as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers and Hill, who in the 1970s was the first Native American comedian to appear The Tonight Show. Also profiled are several contemporary comedians, including Jonny Roberts, a social worker from the Red Lake Nation who drives five hours to the closest comedy club to pursue his stand-up dreams; Kiowa-Apache comic Adrianne Chalepah, who formed the touring group the Native Ladies of Comedy; and the 1491s, a sketch troupe whose satire is smashing stereotypes to critical acclaim. As Ryan Red Corn, the Osage member of the 1491s, says: &“The American narrative dictates that Indians are supposed to be sad. It&’s not really true and it&’s not indicative of the community experience itself…Laughter and joy is very much a part of Native culture.&” Featuring dozens of original interviews and the exhaustive research that is Nesteroff&’s trademark, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem is a powerful tribute to a neglected legacy.
By Harriet Marsden. 2021
Survive alongside Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and the rest of King Henry VIII&’s ill-fated wives with this witty book…of essential life advice, history, and trivia—the perfect handbook for fans of the hit musical Six.Get the inside scoop from some of the toughest women in English history, as ex-wives, mothers, and daughters of King Henry VIII dish out all their survival secrets in this humorous guide to life. With a bit of sarcasm and friendly charm, each of these legendary ladies explains how their 16th-century hard-earned lessons (from living with unstable men to stifling Tudor traditions) apply to 21st-century dating, marriage, and feminism. Written from the perspectives of each of the different women around Henry VIII, you&’ll get the facts from the Queen Mother and the less-remembered but no less important Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and more. With must-know historical trivia alongside wise life advice, Don&’t Lose Your Head is the perfect survival guide for fans obsessed with Broadway&’s latest historical pop musical Six, as well as anyone fascinated by British royalty and culture.
By Alice Duncan, Ann Yost. 2019
Double Pointed Knitting Needle Becomes Murder Weapon in the Cozy Mystery, A DOUBLE POINTED MURDER by Ann Yost--Red Jacket, Michigan,…On the Keweenaw Peninsula--When Cricket Koski, a barmaid from the Black Fly, is stabbed to death with a double-pointed knitting needle on New Year’s Eve and deposited in the bed of Lars Teljo, it's up to Hatti Lehtinen to exonerate her ex-brother-in-law. It’s not that Hatti, who runs a fishing-slash-knitting supply shop, is a trained detective. It’s just that Sheriff Clump considers his collar a slam dunk because an affair between Lars and Cricket three years earlier has made him vulnerable to blackmail.But there's a problem…Everyone in the tiny, Finnish-American town on the Keweenaw Peninsula has to wear more than one hat and, as acting president of the chamber of commerce, Hatti has to host a quintet of television personalities who arrive unexpectedly to film an Antiques Roadshow knockoff called What’s in Your Attic?What’s in the local attics are pieces of Nazi memorabilia from Finland’s World War II partnership with Hitler and when a letter disclosing the existence of a piece of Nazi artwork is discovered, all attention turns to trying to find the masterpiece.Hatti begins to suspect there’s a connection between the arrival of the newcomers and the death of Cricket Koski and after a second shocking murder, she is sure of it. The only question is, which one of them did it? And, since double-pointed needles are packaged in sets of four, does that mean there are two murders still to come?Publisher's Note: While you don’t need to be a knitter to enjoy this series, you just might pick up a fun and rewarding hobby in addition to enjoying a thoroughly delightful, clean and wholesome, mystery with a good dose of humor.Fans of Maggie Sefton, Ann Canadeo, Sally Goldenbaum and Mary Kruger will enjoy this fun mystery series set in the Finnish community of upper peninsula Michigan.The BAIT & STITCH SERIES: A Pattern for MurderA Double-Pointed MurderA Fair Isle Murder
By Alice Duncan, Ann Yost. 2018
"Yost provides an entertaining combination of mystery and romance with a dose of Finnish tradition." ~Kirkus ReviewWhen an Upper Michigan…Finnish-American Community is Shocked by Murder, Local Knitter Hatti Lehtinen Searches for Answers in A PATTERN FOR MURDER, the First Installment in the BAIT & STITCH COZY MYSTERY SERIES by Ann Yost—Red Jacket, Michigan, On the Keweenaw Peninsula—There's never been a serious crime in the Keweenaw Peninsula—that anyone can remember. That is until Larry the Basset and Lydia the Poodle discover a fresh body below the lighthouse. The victim, a wealthy landowner recently returned from California, has been at odds with the community over a lighthouse slated to become a retirement home for local seniors.When Sheriff Horace A. Clump has no intention of giving up his Sunday brunch of pannukakku to pursue an investigation, Hatti Lehtinen, manager of The Bait and Stitch—a combination bait and knitting shop—is determined to find the killer herself. After all, she's an Agatha Christie fan and besides, she’s desperate to protect her friends and relatives from false accusations. But as more bodies turn up and lies are uncovered, it becomes clear that not everybody in Hatti’s circle is innocent, after all.Don't miss your chance to enjoy the smells and flavors of the Finnish community and the Keweenaw Peninsula by trying the recipe for pannukakku included at the end of the book!Publisher's Note: The Bait and Stitch Cozy Mystery Series will be enjoyed by readers who appreciate clean, wholesome and humorous mysteries in ethnic settings. Readers who enjoy knitting mysteries as well as fans of Joanne Fluke, CeeCee James, Mildred Abbott and the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries will not want to miss this captivating series by Ann Yost.The BAIT & STITCH SERIES:A Pattern for MurderA Double-Pointed MurderA Fair Isle Murder
By Titania McGrath. 2020
''Fabulously smart and entertaining . . . If virtue-signalling wokery drives you as nuts as it drives me, you will…love it'' Piers Morgan''Required reading for anyone needing an antidote to the mass hysteria of humanity''s latest religion'' Entertainment FocusAfter the success of her debut Woke: A Guide to Social Justice, radical slam poet and intersectional feminist Titania McGrath has turned her talents to the realm of children''s non-fiction. Aimed at activists from the age of six months to six years, Titania''s book will help cultivate a new progressive generation. In a series of groundbreaking and poignant chapters, she will take you on a journey with some of the most inspiring individuals in history, such as Emmeline Pankhurst, Meghan Markle, Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton and Joseph Stalin. Praise for Woke:''Beautiful classic satire'' Ricky Gervais''The latest genius twist in Britain''s long tradition of satirical spoof'' Daily Express ''Titania McGrath mercilessly satirises the Left''s online umbrage brigade, the permanently offended, those who have taken on the role of policing thoughts and words to the point of absurdity'' The Herald ''Hilarious'' Evening Standard ''Hilarious'' Spectator ''Hilarious'' The Times ''Utterly unfunny'' Peter Hitchens
By Emma Robinson. 2021
''This book was so much fun to read that I couldn''t put it down and HAD to read it in…one sitting... I loved every minute of it.'' Pretty Little Book ReviewsJenny has too much on her plate: literally – she’s only expecting one child but she’s eating for at least three. Not to mention trying to juggle her nightmare boss, a know-it-all sister, and an infuriatingly laid-back husband. She used to be known for her ‘Single Girl About Town’ column. But when her boss gives her job to a younger colleague, Jenny panics and proposes she blogs instead about being a clueless new mum. Surely people will find her new friendship group fascinating? (Even if the only thing they seem to have in common is that they all had sex around the same time 9 months ago...)And if her readers aren’t quite hooked yet, maybe Jenny will just have to be more liberal with the truth. After all, none of the other mums will read it… will they? The Undercover Mother is a hilarious parenting page-turner that will make you laugh, cry and want to crack open the gin. Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks and The Bad Mother’s Diary. What readers are saying about The Undercover Mother‘Oh my goodness this book resonated with me on so many levels!.. I am a new mum… so as soon as I read the blurb for this book I knew I HAD to read it – and even after just the first few pages I was laughing – it was like the author had been following me for the last six months of my pregnancy!! The book is so true to what happens, it is written so well and so funny - No hesitation in giving this book a massive five stars - it was BRILLIANT!!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars''Oh my goodness this was absolutely hilarious! I just couldn''t stop laughing throughout... This is a fabulous read'' Jessica''s Book Biz, 5 stars‘This is actually the perfect book for all mums to be and mums to enjoy and have a giggle at! It has EVERYTHING, Emma has not left out the bits that others do. It has all the ups, down and all the wobbly bits in between! … I would highly recommend to you all… A well deserved five stars!’ Gemma’s Book Reviews, 5 stars‘My first thoughts for this book are laugh out loud hilarious! I simply couldn''t stop laughing through this book. Emma Robinson''s writing is so relatable that any mother/reader can put herself in Jenny''s shoes… The book is hilarious and fun. It captures perfectly the transition experience from a woman to a mom.’ Bookish Lifestyle, 5 stars''Oh my days. I loved this book... The Undercover Mother is certainly in parts a laugh out loud read, it''s also a comfort read, sometimes happy, funny and sometimes a little sad... I could relate to so much of this from when I was a new mum... Winging it, thinking everyone else has their sh*t together, and there is only you in the world that isn''t managing everything... First Class read, I recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, yet real read. Friendships, secrets, lies, revelations, laughter, tears, relationships. This book covers it all…
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.