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Quirks & Irks: Contemporary Poetry On Modern Life
by The Modern Folk Poet

Language

English

Pages

58

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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<b>Are you baffled by political correctness gone mad? Get ready for some light relief!</b> <br /><br />The Modern Folk Poet is a mysterious creature from the Southeast of England who has been entertaining appreciative live audiences for decades with his unique blend of irreverent rhyming poetry and songs.<br /><br />“Quirks and Irks’” is a collection of (mostly) humorous poems which comment on the contradictions of modern life ranging from the most banal ridiculousness to the more poignant and profound themes like death and ageing that we all face. <br /><br />Prepare to be astounded, delighted, mesmerised and confounded as the Modern Folk Poet shares his quirky take on modern life with other folks who may SECRETLY think the same way! <br /><br />Lovers of Pam Ayres and Richard Stilgoe will find the sharp, dry ironic punchline style they love delivered in fine form in this warm hearted collection of lightly politically incorrect tales from The Modern Folk Poet.
Trick Questions For Kids
by Phineas T. Gildersleeve

Language

English

Pages

100

Publication Date

August 14, 2013

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<b>Trick Questions For Kids - UPDATED - Now Double The Fun!!!</b><br /><br />New expanded version now features 200 head-scratching brain teasers with answers just for kids that will have them smiling once they know the answer.<br /><br />Trick Questions For Kids is 100% kid-friendly and does not contain any adult-themed material.
Slither.io Game Guide
by RRR AppMonkey

Language

English

Pages

24

Publication Date

May 01, 2016

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Remember Agar.io? Slither.io is, in spirit at least, its sequel. It mixes the old Snake concept with a new multiplayer gameplay. Grow by eating little circles or by eating bigger or smaller snakes.
Searching for Dave Chappelle (Kindle Single)
by Jason Zinoman

Language

English

Pages

54

Publication Date

August 14, 2013

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In 2005, Dave Chappelle left show business at the height of his fame, giving up a small fortune and the hottest new television show in many years. In so doing, he transformed from being one of the greatest comics of his generation into one of the most enigmatic ever. In Searching for Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, sorts through the myriad theories and examines what happened to this singular artist. <br />Through extensive reporting, this kindle single tells a compelling narrative that takes readers behind the scenes of Comedy Central, the New York comedy scene and network television. This is not just a story about Dave Chappelle, but also about race, fame and the often blurry relationship between image and reality. Chappelle’s reputation has only grown over the years and he remains one of the most influential and admired comedians alive. Just as he tip-toes back into the spotlight with a high-profile national tour, this E-book delivers the essential analysis of his life and work.
Kind Is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously
by Candace Cameron Bure

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<p><strong>“The world has a way of defining you if you don’t know who you are before you get out there.” —Candace Cameron Bure</strong></p><p>As a woman in today’s world, you know what it’s like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script you’ve been given? What’s more, how can you stand your ground with grace?</p><p>The classy confidence you know and love—whether it’s on set at <em>Full House</em> or <em>Fuller House</em>, <em>Dancing with the Stars</em>, <em>The View</em>, or Candace’s Hallmark films—is no act. But it hasn’t come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace’s life.</p><p>The secret, she has learned, is kindness: it’s classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day.</p><p>In <em>Kind Is the New Classy, </em>Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether you’re navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to:</p><ul><li>Keep your cool under pressure</li><li>Respond to criticism with grace</li><li>Stay grounded yet go places in life</li><li>Stay true to who you are despite the expectations of others</li><li>Stay centered in what ultimately matters the most</li></ul><p><em>Kind Is the New Classy </em>is your permission to go off-script, to say goodbye to society’s “should’s”, and to step into a new way to flourish as a woman today.</p><p>.</p>
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel
by Andrew Sean Greer

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

July 18, 2017

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<b><b>A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (<i>New York Times Book Review).</i></b></b><b><b><i></i><br /><br />WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<br />National Bestseller</b><i><br /></i>A<i> New York Times</i> Notable Book of 2017<b><br />A <i>Washington Post </i>Top Ten Book of 2017<br />A <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Top Ten Book of 2017<br /></b></b><b><b><b><b>Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award<br /> </b></b></b><i><br /></i>"I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, </b><i><b>Washington Post<br /><br /></b></i><b>"Andrew Sean Greer's<i> Less</i> is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."-<i>-</i>Christopher Buckley<i>, New York Times Book Review</i></b><i><br /><br />Who says you can't run away from your problems?</i> You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.<br /><br /><b>QUESTION</b>: How do you arrange to skip town?<br /><br /><b>ANSWER</b>: You accept them all.<br /><br /><i>What would possibly go wrong? </i>Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.<br /><br />Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, <i>Less</i> is, above all, a love story.<br /><br />A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author <i>The New York Times</i> has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," <i>Less </i>shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.<i><br /><br /></i>
Go Ask Ali: Half-Baked Advice (and Free Lemonade)
by Ali Wentworth

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Ali Wentworth offers her hilarious and unique advice on surviving the absurdity of modern life in her third collection of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes.</p><p>Ali Wentworth’s first two books, <em>Ali in Wonderland</em> and <em>Happily Ali After,</em> were lauded by readers, critics, and fellow comedians alike. <em>Entertainment Weekly</em> included <em>Happily Ali After</em> on its "Must List" and hailed it as "hilarious. . . . Her glass isn’t half full—it’s "empty and cracked," while <em>Cosmopolitan</em> praised it as "razor-sharp." Chelsea Handler called <em>Ali in Wonderland</em> "truly hilarious," and Kathy Griffin christened it, "Chicken Soup for the Vagina." Alec Baldwin has described Ali as "funny and warm and crazy all at once. Like Barbara Eden. But on something. Like crystal meth," and Jerry Seinfeld has raved, "Everything that comes out of Ali Wentworth’s mouth is funny!"</p><p>At once endearing and hilarious, thoughtful and far-fetched, this third collection offers Ali at her wisest and wittiest as she delivers tips, pointers, and quips on a host of life’s conundrums and sticky situations, including the funny, sometimes embarrassing yet unforgettable situations that have shaped her inimitable world view as a wife, mother, actress, comedian, and all around bon vivant. Thoroughly entertaining, <em>Go Ask Ali</em> is packed with thoughts and musings from "the girlfriend you want to have a glass of wine with, the one who makes you laugh because she sees the funny and the absurd in everything" (<em>Huffington Post</em>).</p>
One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Persona...
by Jennifer Fulwiler

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><strong>Pursue your passions, love your family, and say goodbye to guilt—pipe dream or possibility? </strong></p><p>Work and family, individuality and motherhood, the creative life and family life—women are told constantly that they can’t have it all. <em>One Beautiful Dream </em>is the deeply personal, often humorous tale of what happened when one woman dared to believe that you <em>can </em>have it all<em>—</em>if you’re willing to reimagine what having it all looks like. </p><p>Jennifer Fulwiler is the last person you might expect to be the mother of six young children. First of all, she’s an introvert only child, self-described workaholic, and former atheist who never intended to have a family. Oh, and Jennifer has a blood-clotting disorder exacerbated by pregnancy that has threatened her life on more than one occasion.</p><p><em>One Beautiful Dream </em>is the story of what happens when one woman embarks on the wild experiment of chasing her dreams with multiple kids in diapers. It’s the tale of learning that opening your life to others means that everything will get noisy and chaotic, but that it is in this mess that you’ll find real joy.</p><p>Jennifer’s quest takes her in search of wisdom from a cast of colorful characters, including her Ivy-League-educated husband, her Texan mother-in-law who crushes wasps with her fist while arguing with wrong number calls about politics, and a best friend who’s never afraid to tell it like it is. Through it all, Jennifer moves toward the realization that the life you need is not the life you would have originally chosen for yourself. And maybe, just maybe, it’s better that way.</p><p>Hilarious, highly relatable, and brutally honest, Jennifer’s story will spark clarity and comfort to your own tug-of-war between all that is good and beautiful about family life and the incredible sacrifice it entails. Parenthood, personal ambitions, family planning, and faith—it’s complicated. Let this book be your invitation to the unexpected, yet beautiful dream of saying yes to them all, with God’s help.</p>
Failure Is an Option: An Attempted Memoir
by H. Jon Benjamin

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b><b>H. Jon Benjamin--the lead voice behind </b><b><i>Archer</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>Bob's Burgers</i></b><b>--helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.</b></b><br /><br />Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to his romantic life ("how I failed to quantify a threesome") to family ("wherein a trip to P.F. Chang's fractures a family") to career ("how I failed at launching a kid's show"). <br /><br />As Jon himself says, breaking down one's natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one. Society as we know it is, sadly, failure averse. But more acceptance of failure, as Jon sees it, will go a long way to making this world a different place . . . a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.<br /><br />With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can't-do attitude,<i> Failure Is an Option</i> is the book the world doesn't need right now but will get regardless.
Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story
by Chris Nashawaty

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<p>“More fun to read than the movie was to watch… a scene-stealing book.”<br /><i><b>— The Washington Post</b></i> </p><p><b>An <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> "Must List" selection</b></p><p><i>Caddyshack</i> is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working class kids and the white collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags in the hot summer sun. It has sex, drugs and one very memorable candy bar, but the movie we all know and love didn’t start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn’t have the word “classic” in mind as the cameras were rolling.</p><p>In <i>Caddyshack:The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story</i> film critic for <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> Chris Nashawaty goes behind the scenes of the iconic film, chronicling the rise of comedy’s greatest deranged minds as they form <i>The</i> <i>National Lampoon</i>, turn the entertainment industry on its head, and ultimately blow up both a golf course and popular culture as we know it. <i>Caddyshack</i> is at once an eye-opening narrative about one of the most interesting, surreal, and dramatic film productions there’s ever been, and a rich portrait of the biggest, and most revolutionary names in Hollywood. So, it’s got that going for it…which is nice.</p>

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