Download Bear With Me: What They Don't Tell You About Pregnancy and by Diane Flacks PDF

By Diane Flacks

Toronto comedy writer/performer Diane Flacks has written a frank and humorous account of her being pregnant and the 1st months together with her child. within the twenty-first century, it truly is tough to visualize that having a child continues to be shrouded in secrecy and mythology. And but many ladies plow through their being pregnant with a feeling of isolation and with out an outlet to specific their fears, doubts, and beauty. there's much more to being pregnant than what to anticipate while You’re looking ahead to. In undergo With Me, readers will realize the reality approximately being pregnant – poignantly and hilariously. you will need to understand how Dr. Sears indicates you're employed a nasal aspirator, yet how do you get via your 30th day of morning disease with no capturing someone?!

Diane Flacks, who has written for children within the corridor and seemed with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, is open approximately her personal reports: facing hormonal temper swings and a altering physique photo, intercourse with a burgeoning abdominal, what relatively occurs within the labour room, and (horror of horrors) turning into your mother. Flacks is witty, urbane, and refreshingly sincere. In endure With Me readers will discover a voice that welcomes, doesn't pass judgement on or cover, and may make you chortle out loud.

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Download It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty by Rodney Dangerfield PDF

By Rodney Dangerfield

An American comedian icon tells the tale of his second–act upward thrust from obscurity to multimedia stardom.

"When i used to be a kid," writes Rodney Dangerfield, "I labored difficult areas in exhibit business––places like Fonzo's Knuckle Room. Or Aldo's, previously Vito's, previously Nunzio's. That used to be a difficult joint. I checked out the menu. they'd damaged leg of lamb." For as soon as, one in all America's such a lot cherished comedian icons isn't kidding. Dangerfield has visible each element of the leisure undefined: the rough–and–tumble nightclubs, the behind the scenes gag–writing periods, the medicine, the hookers, the awful day jobs – and the red–carpet big name remedy. As he strains his direction from a negative formative years on ny to his enshrinement as a comedy legend, he's taking readers on a roller–coaster experience via a lifestyles that has been alternately touching, sordid, humorous, raunchy, and uplifting – equivalent components "Little Orphan Annie" and "Caligula." and in contrast to such a lot superstar autobiographers, he turns out to haven't any qualms approximately supplying the unfiltered complete tale, warts and all.

Dangerfield's own tale is additionally a rollicking convey company story, jam-packed with marquee name–droppings (Adam Sandler, Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson, Jerry Seinfeld) and reliable tales approximately related. Defying the previous saws in regards to the fleeting nature of popularity and the lack of moment acts in American lifestyles, Dangerfield reworked himself from a debt–ridden aluminium–siding salesman named Jack Roy to a multimedia celebrity – and stayed an icon for many years. His catchphrase – "I get no respect" – has entered the lexicon, and he is still a visual cultural presence and perennial talk–show visitor.

Dangerfield's hilarious and encouraging musings may still thrill comedy fanatics and pop–culture watchers, and his second–act comeback will ring a bell with readers of all stripes. might be he'll even get a few respect.

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Download Modern Romance by Eric Klinenberg, Aziz Ansari PDF

By Eric Klinenberg, Aziz Ansari

A hilarious, considerate, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of contemporary romance from one in all this generation's most well-liked and sharpest comedic voices
At a few element, each folks embarks on a trip to discover love. We meet humans, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the wish of discovering somebody with whom we proportion a deep connection. This turns out regular now, yet it's wildly diversified from what humans did even simply a long time in the past. unmarried buyers have extra romantic innovations than at any aspect in human heritage. With expertise, our skills to connect to and type via those concepts are stunning. So why are such a lot of humans frustrated?
Some of our difficulties are specified to our time. "Why did this man simply textual content me an emoji of a pizza?" "Should i am going out with this woman even if she indexed combinations as certainly one of her favourite snack meals? Combos?!" "My female friend simply received a message from a few dude named Nathan. Who's Nathan? Did he simply ship her a photograph of his penis? should still I fee simply to be sure?"
But the transformation of our romantic lives can't be defined through expertise by myself. In a brief time period, the total tradition of discovering love has replaced dramatically. a number of a long time in the past, humans could discover a first rate one that lived of their local. Their households might meet and, after determining neither occasion looked like a assassin, they'd get married and shortly have a child, all by the point they have been twenty-four. at the present time, humans marry later than ever and spend years in their lives on a quest to discover the ideal individual, a soul mate.
For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comedian perception at glossy romance, yet for contemporary Romance, the e-book, he made up our minds he had to take issues to a different point. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed an incredible study venture, together with 1000's of interviews and concentration teams carried out far and wide from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral information and surveys and created their very own on-line examine discussion board on Reddit, which drew millions of messages. They enlisted the world's major social scientists, together with Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. the result's not like any social technology or humor publication we've obvious before.
In sleek Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with state of the art social technological know-how to provide us an unforgettable journey of our new romantic global.

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Download Uncle John's Facts to Go Where'd That Come From? by Bathroom Readers' Institute PDF

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Uncle John's Where'd That Come From? grants the real tales in the back of every type of items, even stuff you by no means considered having origins. overlaying quite a lot of topics—pop tradition, technological know-how, activities, politics, customs, superstitions, language, and more—you'll notice the main engrossing beginning tales from the BRI's deep files, in addition to a few all-new “origin"al fabric! know about . . .- Why the quantity seven is taken into account fortunate- An plane in historic Egypt, and different “OOPAs" (Out Of position Artifacts)- Who placed the opening in a doughnut, the ok in K-mart, and the e in book- automobile firsts—including the gasoline pump, the solar-powered vehicle, and the drag race- the traditional video games that ended in golfing, and the tale of the boomerang- Louis Perrier, Earl gray, Mrs. Paul, and different tasty namesakes- The origins of toothpaste, the colour red, the Ming Dynasty, Valentine's Day, the recycle image, Captain Kirk,...

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Download De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by Jonas Jonasson PDF

By Jonas Jonasson

Allan wordt a hundred en dat wordt groots gevierd in het bejaardentehuis, behalve dan dat de jarige het op zijn heupen krijgt en kort voordat het feest losbarst, vertrekt. De tijd die hem relaxation kan hij beter besteden, vindt hij en hij klimt uit het raam en verdwijnt. Pers en burgemeester hebben het nakijken. Allan is een nuchter kind dat weinig tot geen angst kent en die verder niet al te lang stilstaat bij zijn beslissingen, maar advert hoc handelt en het avontuur op zijn hoogbejaarde leeftijd niet schuwt. Met alle gevolgen van dien. De vaart houdt hij er in elk geval in, wish vanaf het second dat hij het bejaardentehuis verlaat, wordt De 100-jarige guy die uit het raam klom en verdween een soort roadtrip waarbij de lezer de memorabele avonturen van de 100-jarige meemaakt - zo enable hij even op een koffer voor iemand die maar niet terugkomt en dus gaat de koffer mee de bus in, maar er blijkt enorm veel (maffia)geld in te zitten, hetgeen woeste achtervolgingen tot gevolg heeft -, ook verzamelt Allan een bonte membership figuren om zich heen in een zwaan-kleef-aaneffect. Tegelijkertijd passeren de memorabele momenten uit zijn leven én die van de twintigste-eeuwse geschiedenis de revue, met Allan als wel heel bijzonder gezelschap.

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Download Castle Spellbound (Castle Perilous, Book 7) by John DeChancie PDF

By John DeChancie

There by no means appears to be like a lifeless second for the population and viewers of chateau Perilous. event and folly are contagious whilst Lord Incarnadine hosts a legion of surprising site visitors together with a number of infuriated Greeks bearing a present horse, reckless thieves, gladiators and painted girls. 144,000 doorways welcome the main unwelcome of partygoers to the geographical regions Perilous, the place magic and secret ship all people spinning in hilarious new instructions.

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Download Humor und sein Nutzen für SozialarbeiterInnen by Markus Frittum PDF

By Markus Frittum

In der Sozialen Arbeit ist Humor ein noch wenig behandeltes Thema. Um die Erkenntnisse in diesem Feld zu erweitern, beschäftigt sich Markus Frittum mit dem Nutzen von Humor im Arbeitsalltag von SozialarbeiterInnen, innerhalb des groups und im Umgang mit KlientInnen. Dabei stützt er sich auf den aktuellen Wissensstand der Humorforschung, den er mit interessanten Ergebnissen aus der Praxis verknüpft. Der Autor zeigt auf der foundation problemzentrierter Interviews, dass Humor in der Praxis eine unverzichtbare Ressource für die Psychohygiene von SozialarbeiterInnen darstellt und somit zur Prävention des Burnouts beiträgt. Neben Möglichkeiten zur Entwicklung des individuellen Humors legt er Anregungen zum Etablieren von Humor in Ausbildungsstätten und Einrichtungen Sozialer Arbeit vor. Der Einsatz von Humor in der Sozialen Diagnostik und zur Förderung von Resilienz sind ebenso wichtige Innovationen wie die Berücksichtigung von Humor als Gegenstand der Salutogenese.

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Download Thraxas and the Dance of Death by Martin Scott PDF

By Martin Scott

Within the enchanted urban of Turai, the royal relations is corrupt, the politicians can be purchased, and the civic guards have higher activities than guarding. Thraxas may well glance unprepossessing, being obese and never fairly overbrained, and extra attracted to pursuit of his subsequent glass of beer than pursuit of justice, but when you're in hassle in Turai this portly inner most eye is perhaps your purely wish.

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Download A História de Amor de Fernando e Isaura by Ariano Suassuna PDF

By Ariano Suassuna

About the writer (from Goodreads):

Ariano Suassuna (born João Pessoa, 1927) is a Brazilian playwright and writer. he's within the "Movemento Amorial". He based the coed Theater at Federal collage of Pernambuco. 4 of his performs were filmed and he's one in every of Brazil's maximum residing playwrights. he's additionally a big local author doing numerous novels set within the Northeast of Brazil. He acquired an honorary doctorate at a rite played at a circus. he's the writer of, between different works, the "Auto da Compadecida" and "A Pedra do Reino". he's a staunch defender of the tradition of the Northeast, and his works take care of the preferred tradition of the Northeast.

Sobre o livro:

"A História do Amor de Fernando e Isaura" é uma paixão proibida. Um amor tão verdadeiro e intenso que, impedido de ser vivenciado em toda a sua plenitude, encaminha-se para um trágico desfecho. Até hoje o único romance do autor que não se passa na Paraíba e, além disso, ao contrário do que parece em toda a sua obra, o Sertão encontra-se praticamente ausente da narrativa: seu cenário é Alagoas, com grande parte das ações decorrendo nas proximidades do mar.

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