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Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Fea...
by Boze Hadleigh

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.<BR><BR>Spanning the entire animal kingdom, <I>Holy Cow!</I> explains:<BR><BR> Why hot dogs are named after canines. Why people talk turkey or go cold turkey.<BR> Why curiosity killed the cat, although dogs are more curious about us.<BR> Why letting the cat out of the bag originally referred to a duped shopper.<BR> What a horse of another color is, what horsefeathers politely alludes to, why a mule is a lady’s slipper, and what horseradish has to do with horses.<BR> Why the combination of humans and cows probably led to capitalism—its name from Latin for head, as in heads of cows.<BR> Why holy cow and sacred cow have almost opposite meanings.<BR> Whether people actually chewed the fat or ate crow (and why it’s a crowbar).<BR> How a hog became a motorcycle and a chick a young woman.<BR> What happens to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. What buck has to do with being naked. Why the birds and the bees. <BR> Why a piggy bank and why one feeds the kitty.<BR> What lame ducks have to do with U.S. presidents.<BR> How red herring came about via activists opposed to fox hunting.<BR> Where snake oil, popular in the 1800s and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, came from.<BR> That the proverbial fly in the ointment goes back to the Bible’s Ecclesiastes (10:1).<BR> How Swiss watchmakers created teensy-weensy coaches for fleas to pull in flea circuses.<BR> And much—much!—more. <BR><BR>Don't be a lame duck and get this book!
1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know: Hopperdoz...
by W. R. Runyan

Language

English

Pages

193

Publication Date

November 11, 2010

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As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie Bird, Fid, or Hame? Did you know that a “Horse Apple” is actually an orange? Or that “Rolley Holley” is a marble game? With over one hundred illustrations, this is a book that will take you on a walk back in time and give you a chance to hear from generations past—in their own voice, with their own words.
The Snark Bible: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring, Comebacks,...
by Lawrence Dorfman

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 02, 2014

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<DIV><B>An uproarious collection of sick burns from the Merchant of Venom himself!</B><BR />  <BR /> The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With this treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that’s sure to change your life—or at least induce a light chuckle.<BR />  <BR /> One question plagues us all: How do we survive all the Sturm und Drang of everyday life? The answer is but one word: snark.<BR />  <BR /> “She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on by a pitchfork.” —Jonathan Swift<BR />  <BR /> “Why don’t you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.” —P. G. Wodehouse<BR />  <BR /> “He’s a mental midget with the IQ of a fence post.” —Tom Waits<BR />  <BR /> “They hardly make ’em like him anymore—but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway.” —Hunter S. Thompson<BR />  <BR /> “He has a Teflon brain . . . Nothing sticks” —Lily Tomlin<BR />  <BR /> “He has no more backbone than a chocolate éclair.” —Theodore Roosevelt<BR />  <BR /> Snark will keep the wolves at bay (or at least out on the porch). Snark, much like a double scotch, will help you deal with relatives, shopping, and rudeness; it is an outlet for the unleashed vitriolic bile that’s saved itself up over the months. Like a shield, it will protect you while you go about your life. Snark is your answer!</DIV>
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader’s, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world’s most heinous murderers.<br />
Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women
by Becca Anderson

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Positive Affirmations for a Badass</strong></h3><p><strong>Fans of Rachel Hollis and </strong><em><strong>Girl, Wash Your Face</strong></em><strong> will love Becca Anderson's </strong><em><strong>Badass Affirmations</strong></em></p><p><strong>Even a badass needs daily affirmations:</strong> We all need reminders. You don’t leap out of bed knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-do’s and responsibilities. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Often we find ourselves at the back of our own bus, having made everyone else happy but our own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let’s stop that, shall we?</p><p><strong>The incredible art of self-affirmation:</strong> Positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself, but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best way. There are reasons we need esteem boosters. We pick up scars and get bumps and bruises in daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have old “tapes” from poor parenting looping through your unconscious brain. “You’ll never amount to anything. You’re not good at sports. Your sister has a better singing voice than you, so we’re sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.” Even nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on our souls. But, we can overcome with the right mix of badass affirmations. Every day and in every way, you can learn the art of self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>Self-affirmation adjustment:</strong> If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by life’s busyness and demands, stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a “gratitude adjustment.” You have need for some “me TLC” and a dose of radical self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>In <em>Badass Affirmations</em><em> you will:</em></strong></p><p>• Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily<br />• Experience a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction<br />• Take control of your destiny<br />• Strengthen your self-esteem</p>
Words from the Wise: Over 6,000 of the Smartest Things Ever Said
by Rosemarie Jarski

Language

English

Pages

592

Publication Date

November 17, 2007

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<DIV><B>A compendium of quotes for every occasion—from love to dogs to politics—by the finest wits of history and the modern day. </B><BR />  <BR /> In <I>Words from the Wise</I>, Rosemarie Jarski has collected six thousand quotes that offer sage advice—or at least a good laugh—on a wide range of subjects. Whether you need to know if a new relationship will work out, or you’re searching for insight on religion, this collection offers quotes for almost every imaginable dilemma. You’ll find timeless quotes from classic writers like Confucius, Shakespeare, Twain, and Austen, as well as more current commentary from modern figures like Andy Rooney and Meryl Streep, and even fictional TV favorites like Homer Simpson and Chandler Bing. Arranged alphabetically, <I>Words from the Wise</I> is the place to go for advice from your beloved heroes and heroines.</DIV>
Daily Quotes from Famous Women of the Planet: 1258 Inspirational ...
by Darleen Mitchell

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

November 04, 2018

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<h3>This Quotes book is a treasure chest, a secret box of feminine wisdom, wit, causticity, and generosity. Here are collected quotes and aphorisms of the most famous, outstanding, bright, brave and strong women of our world, whose talent and belief in themselves have changed it for better. There are a lot that we can learn from these women.</h3><h3>Open it on any page, select the line and find out what awaits you next, take a sneak peek in your future. This book will be a source of inspiration for all who feel the desire to realize themselves and move towards their goals.</h3><h2><br /></h2><h2>It’s Gorgeous Gift Book for Your Mom, Friends and Acquaintances.</h2><h2><em><strong></strong></em><br /></h2><h2><em><strong>“</strong></em><strong>Daily Quotes from Famous Woman of The Planet: 1258 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for Positive Thinking, Self-Esteem, Success, Money, Wealth, Health, Love, Happiness and More<em>”</em></strong> is an invaluable tool for anybody business leaders, coaches, writers, public speakers, or anyone who wishes to improve their communication skills, motivate and inspire people.</h2><h3><strong></strong><br /></h3><h3><strong>In this Quotes Book you will find quotes by famous woman as a:</strong></h3><ul><li><h3><em>Angelina Jolie</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Amelia Earhart</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Anna Eleanor Roosevelt</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Cher</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Coco Chanel</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Connie Podesta</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Harriet Tubman</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Helen Keller</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Hillary Clinton</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Julia Child</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Joan Crawford</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Joan Rivers</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Joanne Rowling</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Elizabeth Arden</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Elizabeth Taylor</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Ellen DeGeneres</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Gloria Steinem</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Katherine Mansfield</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Margaret Sanger</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Marlene Dietrich</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Marilyn Monroe</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Michelle Obama</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Nancy Astor</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Oprah Winfrey</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Princess Diana</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Sally Kristen Ride</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Sophie Kinsella</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Sophia Loren</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Yoko Ono</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>More Quotes</em></h3></li></ul><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong>1258 Quotes of Great Woman of the Planet in this book selected by the authors for every occasion, including:</strong></h3><ul><li><h3>inspirational quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>motivational quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>life quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>short quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>famous quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>quote of the day;</h3></li><li><h3>happiness quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>quotes about changing;</h3></li><li><h3>daily motivational quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>best quotes;</h3></li><li><h3>positive quotes.</h3></li></ul><h3><strong>As the day begins, so you spent it. Read this book every morning to maintain motivation and enthusiasm.</strong></h3><p><br /></p><h1><u><strong><sub>Just scroll back up and click the BUY button NOW!</sub></strong></u></h1><h3><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h6><strong>Tags: Positive quotes, quotes for woman, quotes of wisdom, uplifting quotes, inspirational quotes, famous quotes about life, inspirational sayings, encouraging quotes, inspirational messages, daily inspirational quotes, motivational sayings, inspirational quotes, great quotes, motivational quotes, inspirational quotes about life, motivational thoughts</strong><br /></h6>
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b><i>Bed of Procrustes </i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are <i>Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile, </i>and <i>Skin in the Game.</i></b><br /><br />By the author of the modern classic <i>The Black Swan</i>, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.<br /><br /><i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. <br /><br />Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.<br /><br />With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.<br /><br /><b>“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—<i>Financial Times</i></b>
The Best Book of Inspirational Quotes: 958 Motivational and Inspi...
by Darleen Mitchell

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

November 29, 2018

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<h2>This Quotes book is an extraordinary collection of the most inspirational quotes from around the world and throughout the history. The wisdom on these pages will empower and encourage you to live your life to the fullest. Start each day with a powerful dose of wisdom and inspiration as you are guided to take actions, overcome fear, boost your self-esteem, create success, enjoy life and make your dreams come true. </h2><p><i>This book makes a perfect, unique gift for everyone. Your friends and family will be able to learn a lot from this collection of wisdom, strength of character and passion written by extraordinary men and women.<br /></i><h2><strong>Some of the highlighted leaders are on the pages of this masterpiece, including:<br /></strong></h2><h4><ul><li>Roy T. Bennett, the author of “The Light in the Heart”</li><li>C. Joybell C., the author of “The Sun Is Snowing”, is a leading female “Mentor” </li><li>Abraham Lincoln</li><li>Ben Franklin</li><li>Winston Churchill</li><li>Jack London</li><li>Edgar Allan Poe</li><li>Henry Ford</li></ul><br /></h4><h3>and many others will guide you through your amazing adventure.<br /></h3><p><strong>“The Best Book of Inspirational Quotes: 958 Motivational and Inspirational Quotations of Wisdom from Famous People about Life, Love and Much More”</strong> is an invaluable tool for anybody business leaders, coaches, writers, public speakers, or anyone who wishes to improve their communication skills, motivate and inspire people.<br /></p><h2>This Quotes Book including:<br /></h2><p>•inspirational quotes;<br /></p><p>•motivational quotes;<br /></p><p>•life quotes;<br /></p><p>•short quotes;<br /></p><p>•famous quotes;<br /></p><p>•quote of the day;<br /></p><p>•happiness quotes;<br /></p><p>•daily motivational quotes;<br /></p><p>•best quotes;<br /></p><p>•positive quotes.<br /></p><h3>As the day begins, so you spent it. Read this book every morning to maintain motivation and enthusiasm.<br /></h3><p><strong><i>It’s Gorgeous Gift Book for Your Mom, Friends and Acquaintances.<br /></i></strong></p><p><br /></p><h1>Just scroll back up and click the BUY button!<br /></h1><p><hr></p><p><br /></p><h5>Tags: Positive quotes, quotes for woman, quotes of wisdom, uplifting quotes, inspirational quotes, famous quotes about life, inspirational sayings, encouraging quotes, inspirational messages, daily inspirational quotes, motivational sayings, inspirational quotes, great quotes, motivational quotes, inspirational quotes about life, motivational thoughts, inspirational quotes about love, sad quotes, good quotes, famous quotes, daily quotes, meaningful quotes, motivational words, cute quotes, short quotes, best quotes, motivational messages, quote of the day, quotes happiness, quotes and sayings, quotes book, quotes life changing<br /></h5><p><br /></p><p><br /></p></p>
The Ultimate Book of Quotations
by Joseph Demakis

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

May 30, 2014

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The Ultimate Book Of Quotations is an invaluable tool for writers, public speakers, coaches, business leaders or anyone who wishes to improve communications. This book is conveniently organized by subjects with over 500 pages of quotations for every occasion , Including motivational quotes, friendship quotes, life quotes, love quotes, funny quotes, famous quotes, inspirational quotes, happiness quotes and many more. The Ultimate Book of Quotations' alphabetical organization by subjects makes finding quotes easy and user friendly.<br /><br />Quotations about Quotes:<br /><br />"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation." - Isaac D'Israeli<br /><br />"A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority." - Brendan Behan<br /><br />"A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished." - Talmud<br /><br />"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations." -William Feather<br /><br />"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." - Ralph Waldo Emerson<br /><br />"Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life's most important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders." - Chriswell Freeman<br /><br />"The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is." - Mary Pettibone Poole<br /><br />"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for." - Socrates<br />

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