Geek + runway = a runaway united kingdom hit! Geek Girl is the 1st publication in a hilarious, across the world bestselling sequence that is excellent for enthusiasts of Louise Rennison and the Princess Diaries series.
Harriet Manners is a geek. She regularly has been, and she or he idea she consistently might be—but while she's found by way of a modeling agent, she leaps on the probability to reinvent herself. there is just one challenge: Harriet is the definition of awkward. Can she rework from geek to chic?
Includes a sneak peek at Geek lady: version Misfit!
By Barbara C. Bowen
Francois Rabelais (1483?-1553) is a tricky and sometimes misunderstood writer, whose popularity for coarse "Rabelaisian" jesting and "Gargantuan" indulgence in meals, drink, and intercourse is very deceptive. He used to be in truth a devoted humanist who expressed powerful perspectives on faith, stable executive, schooling, and lots more and plenty extra in the course of the mock-heroic adventures of his giants.
While so much books approximately Rabelais have quite little to claim approximately his comedic genius, Enter Rabelais, Laughing analyses the various facets of Rabelais's humor, concentrating on why his writing used to be so hilariously humorous to sixteenth-century readers. the writer starts via discussing how the Renaissance outlined laughter and situates Rabelais in a protracted culture of literary laughter. next chapters study particular contexts suitable to Gargantua and Pantagruel, starting with the comedian facets of epic, chronicle, mock-epic, and farce, and continuing to Renaissance and Reformation humanist satire, rhetoric, medication, and legislations. All of those chapters mix info, a lot of it new, at the humanist message Rabelais desired to show to his readers, with an research of ways he used his wit to augment his message.
Rarely is a writer's paintings taken care of in such illuminating aspect. On a wide point, Enter Rabelais, Laughing serves as a superb advent to French Renaissance literature and shows a remarkably fascinating and lucid writing variety, freed from jargon. To Rabelais students particularly it deals a radical and cutting edge research that corrects misconceptions and questions as a rule held views.
By Ingmar Decker
„Ach, echt?“ Diese Frage bewegt die Menschheit seit langer Zeit.
Die Cartoons in diesem Buch bewegen sich um diese Frage herum und zeigen sie in ihrem großen Facettenreichtum – mal gepaart mit Erstaunen, Neugier oder Freude, mal gepaart mit Desinteresse, Lustlosigkeit oder Ignoranz.
Dabei wird die Frage nicht immer beantwortet. Ja, oft wird sie nicht einmal gestellt! Und dennoch schwingt sie immer mit zwischen den Zeilen und Pinselstrichen dieser illustren Auswahl an Cartoons und comedian Strips aus den vergangenen Schaffensjahren des Zeichners.
Mit 114 Zeichnungen – davon sixteen in Farbe. Mit Seitenzahlen. Ohne sonstigen Schnickschnack.
By Catherine Dougherty
All girls desire their very own basic Pleasures . . .
Jean and Rosie are curious about a brand new experience together—one they’re either excited about—and they’ll introduce you to a few fascinating characters alongside the way in which.
whereas Jean is usually busy facing quite a few guy concerns, her ally, Rosie, has lots of problems with her personal: she’s dealing with empty nest syndrome, her husband is getting better from center surgical procedure, and she’s ultimately ready to resolve a deep, darkish mystery from her prior. Then, there’s the unforeseen information that may shatter her optimism and religion.
In Woolen Bikinis is a fascinating tale in regards to the unpredictable twists and turns that could ensue in any woman’s lifestyles, in addition to a powerful friendship, one Jean and Rosie are lucky to have, that could aid hold one via.
It’s additionally approximately easy Pleasures, lots of them (like woolen bikinis).
Be ready to be thrilled!
Praise for in Woolen Bikinis:
"Once back, writer Catherine Dougherty courses us on an excellent trip throughout the lives of her characters, Jean and Rosie, as they experience the rollercoaster trip of friendship. In Woolen Bikinis is a humorous and heartfelt tale of top neighbors, who regardless of their alterations, interact to beat the demanding situations that mid-life throws them—reminding us simply how very important top acquaintances rather are."
—Chris Stralyn, writer of This Time You Lose
"In this artfully written sequel to in Polyester Pajamas, Catherine Dougherty skillfully strengthens the endearing friendship of the 2 relevant protagonists, Rosie and Jean, in order that the reader can not help yet develop into immersed of their lives. I hugely suggest this booklet, and as Roger Ebert might have stated, "A massive thumbs up for this author.”
—James Novak, writer of Ora’s Boy
By Augusten Burroughs
From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's so much provocative selection of real tales but. From nicotine gum dependancy to lesbian own advertisements to incontinent canines, Possible aspect Effects mines Burroughs's existence in a sequence of uproariously humorous essays. those are tales which are uniquely Augusten, with the entire over-the-top hilarity of Running with Scissors, the erudition of Dry, and the breadth of Magical Thinking. a set that's common in its attraction and unabashedly intimate, Possible unwanted effects continues to discover that that is so much own, mirthful, worrying, and adored, with unequalled audacity. A cautionary story in essay shape. Be forewarned--hilarious, troubling, and surprising effects may perhaps occur.
By Jimmy Carr
Britain’s most well-liked younger comic provides a heavily humorous, up-close examine joking matters—from the social origins of laughter, to the artwork and craft of humor, to why we will be able to by no means keep in mind the punch line—featuring over three hundred jokes.
because the host of the hit online game convey Distraction (now in its 3rd season on Comedy significant) and one of many best stand-up acts operating this present day, award-winning comic Jimmy Carr has received over thousands of lovers all over the world together with his trademark rapier wit, laced with "exquisitely low-budget and completely timed one-liners" (The Guardian). For this ebook he groups up with pal and fellow comedy author Lucy Greeves to take an in-depth examine the place humor comes from and the way it really works, via exploring its purest shape: the shaggy dog story.
Only Joking starts off with the mechanism of laughter—how it occurs and why even babies do it—then delves into the ability of the punch line, exploring the fundamentals of all jokes, from the use of concern and shock to complex stand-up ideas corresponding to the "pull-back/reveal." Carr and Greeves cross directly to discover taboo humor, jokes that bomb, and the psychology of discovering whatever humorous. they give the impression of being into the long-standing connection among politics and humor, and speak about the survival clients for contentious jokes within the present political weather. in the course of the e-book they conjure up a assisting forged of colourful comic story fanatics, from Sigmund Freud to Lenny Bruce, and speak about their effect at the jokes we inform at the present time. Surveying throughout nationwide, ethnic, and gender divides, this rollicking research of why joking will continually be on the subject of the human center is an impossible to resist exploration of humor that makes transparent why we want an exceptional giggle now greater than ever.
By Tom Holt
There are every kind of goods. the great ones. The undesirable ones. those that remain within the storage mouldering for years until eventually your backyard gnome makes a house out of them. so much are risk free if dealt with correctly, whether they do comprise lines of peanuts. yet a few aren't. no longer those that include strains of magic.
Chris Popham wasn't paying sufficient realization whilst he talked to his SatNav. convinced, she gave him instructions, by no means backtalked him, and continuously led him to his subsequent spot at the map with ideal accuracy. She was once the simplest factor in his existence. So used to be it relatively his fault that he did not begin being attentive while she talked to him? In his defence, that used to be her task. but if 'Take the subsequent correct' become 'Excuse me,' that used to be whilst the true hassle begun.
Because occasionally a SatNav isn't really a SatNav. occasionally it really is an imprisoned soul trapped within a steel field that might do something it could possibly to get unfastened. and a few items you simply cannot go back.
After fourteen years as a stay-at-home mother, Kate Connor has eventually rejoined the team. yet in contrast to such a lot operating mothers, Kate can’t rearrange her domestic duties to slot the desires of her activity. good, now not simply, besides. and never and not using a few little white lies.Because in point of fact, not anyone in her relations has any clue that she’s again to the activity of her formative years. this means that no overdue nights operating beside her husband on the kitchen desk whereas the children watch tv. even supposing, when you consider it, that’s now not inevitably a foul thing.Because while your activity is battling demons, taking your paintings domestic with you is a truly, quite undesirable suggestion … “Kenner keeps to place her enjoyable, clean twist on mommy-lit with one other devilishly shrewdpermanent book.”—Booklist
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