Moms, if you think your life is going to be perfect, I’ve got news: It’s not happening.
This book details the many curveballs life has thrown my way. It’s where I embrace the mistakes I’ve made (and hope you don’t judge me too much). As a mother of two with a special needs son, I know what it’s like to have a family that doesn’t fit the mold – and I love it. My kids are the gifts that keep on giving.
I’m tipping a hat to my journalism past and sharing my family’s crazy stories to help other moms realize that life isn’t that bad. If you had a terrible day and screamed at your kid, big deal. Here you’ll find inspiration for moms who aren’t sure about what they’re doing. (And don’t worry, there are a lot of us.) I’ve realized that dysfunction is at its best when family’s concerned, and believe me, mine is no exception.
We’ve all got adversities in life. My response? Laugh through it!
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What makes an encounter stick in our memories?
Why do we remember some our whole lives and others not at all?
Learn the strange encounters of a wide-roving scientist, from all over the world.
Prepare to laugh and be shocked as Malcolm Windsor takes you on an astonishing journey.
Join him as he survives Nazi bombing to Hollywood hellraising via Buckingham Palace and Antarctica.
He suggests that things stick with us because there is madness, fun, embarrassment or craziness involved.
Can countries go mad? Yes, they can and he tells us about some. If the UN had a lunatic asylum they would have been locked up, but usually they locked themselves up. We treasure our memories. We fear losing them. We are our memories.
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Until the outbreak of the First World War, young Cameron Blair would have liked nothing better than to stay in Edinburgh and marry his childhood sweetheart. As the call to arms goes out, Cameron and his pals sign up to fight for their country. They are soon delivered into the nightmare of war, and there Cameron more than meets his maker.
The story follows Cameron as he comes to terms with his new ‘life’, from his first days as a hapless vampire in war-torn France to the glamorous modern day setting of the Cote d’Azur. Along the way, he develops a distinctive taste for the finer things in life: jewels, yachts, small dogs and champagne-infused human…
This is a dark comedy, not suitable for the faint-hearted. Cameron, our vampire, has an unusual diet.
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Will a foreigner assigned to work in Provence be able to gain acceptance from his French townsfolk? Find out, as Paul Shore’s evocative story telling, wry wit, and big heart, inspire and entertain you, as he tells the tale of how he did just that. Shore’s unwavering determination to fit into life in a quaint village, despite having smoke repeatedly blown in face, saw him eventually embraced within the local culture — at least by a few of his leery French neighbors. Uncorked celebrates the “uncorking” of a few tightly held traditions that are near and dear to hearts of the locals of the Cote d’Azur and Provence – being taught to play petanque (boules) under the clandestine cover of darkness; learning vernissage etiquette; drinking pastis before noon; navigating narrow village roads at top driving speed. Shore also “uncorks” personal awakenings about the value of following roads-less-travelled and making time to smell-the-roses, as we cultivate friendships and traditions. And, through exposure to the life of artist Marc Chagall, Shore reflects on the challenges that all newcomers face to gain acceptance in a foreign land. Shore’s humorous and heart-felt accounts of his year living in Provence will touch and amuse, and evoke fond memories of travel to fascinating places — and they might even trigger reflection on the importance of being afforded new chances in life.
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Hardened matriarch Fionnuala Flood has been banished from the family home, and will stop at nothing to inveigle her way back to rule the roost with her rapier tongue. But a death at the dry cleaners where she works changes everything. Throw into the mix the return of a contestant from the Survivor-like Safari Millionaire, some shocking ancestral DNA results, and Fionnuala’s plan to save the world from evil with an eighth Crusade, and Static Cling is hilarious ride-part roller coaster, carousel and ghost train-that will leave you gasping, wincing and, most of all, laughing. Will a heart at long last grow in Fionnuala? Who killed Mrs. Ming? Read and find out.
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This how-to guide teaches men how to properly respond to over 60 questions commonly posed by women over and over again. Therefore, we provide you with different variations of answers to ensure you are never caught off guard. We must inform you that according to the Code of Federal Regulations and 18 U.S.C. any man caught without a copy of this guide within arms distance, can be deported under President Trump’s Nazi deportation units. If you don’t want to get thrown in the back of a 747 destined for Jakarta, Indonesia…we suggest you purchase the book.
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Nadia Spencer is America’s favorite bi-racial cosmetic surgeon. She’s the UN Special Ambassador for Female Genital Mutilation, a mother to two wise-ass kids, and she’s married to the Republican candidate for Mayor of New York. She’s just launched her new book. He’s four weeks away from election day. The only problem is Nadia wasn’t always a woman. And right now Nadia wants to be a man, again.
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What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth-the whole truth?
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency-and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA… Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.
He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas-three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.
Are voters really ready for the whole truth?
Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.
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In flight no one can hear you snore …
John Reilly could be the pseudonym of any modern airline pilot. Fatigued from overwork and dismayed by relentless cost cutting, Captain Reilly finds himself developing an unhelpful aversion to the very people who pay his salary: passengers and managers.
Riding with the Captain on a typical flight, we watch as he struggles with the challenges facing today’s airline pilot: staying awake, keeping crew food down, fending off flirtatious cabin crew and completing the crossword before landing.
But, forced to work away from home, Captain Reilly encounters a new challenge: how to prevent his family life deteriorating faster than the once respected profession that still pays his bills.
The Life of Captain Reilly is a shocking but hilarious insider tale of the modern airline that reveals the industry’s greatest secret: glamour doesn’t fly anymore.
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When Ursula Barnett and her husband Jed win the Irish lottery, they think their troubles are over. But they are just beginning. Ursula coerces her Yank husband to retire in her hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland, hoping to atone for her youthful sins as a collaborator with the IRA in the 1970s. At the first sniff of Ursula s lotto win, however, her chronically greedy sister-in-law Fionnuala Flood rallies the family against Ursula.
Family saga and black comedy, love story and courtroom drama, An Embarrassment of Riches will take you on a journey to Northern Ireland and beyond, where Protestants and Catholics wage battle daily, and where crossing family with finance leads to heartache and hilarity, passion and tragedy.
–Colin Quinn, Comedian, SNL, Tough Crowd
Publishers Weekly: “The Irish family at the heart of this hilarious novel is so tawdry and despicable, it’s a wonder they don’t kill off each other in the first few pages. …The central figure is Ursula, whose husband had won the lottery and has since gambled away much of the winnings. Ursula’s new (and fading) riches have strained many of her personal relationships, particularly with her sister-in-law, Fionnuala, a first-rate villain who concocts get-rich-quick schemes based on the misery of others. …Once the vulgarity and shenanigans set in, the novel is as absorbing as it is hysterical.”
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The 2016 gold medalist in the Global Ebook Awards (humor/comedy non-fiction), High School Dance is a collection of memorable, meaningful and hysterical stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of junior and senior high school. The sequel to Starbuck O’Dwyer’s award-winning memoir, How to Raise a Good Kid, High School Dance will leave you laughing aloud and remembering what it’s like to be young, wild and free.
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With unbeatable wit, Cate and her friends pursue their one true love-their soul mate-their Noah. Their hesitations, desires, and blind-faith leap onto the pages revealing every woman’s optimistic panic as shared by friends. Cate captures years of conversations about loves and friendships-and machinations-in short infectious vignettes that give rise to ever changing maxims to live by, date by, and love by. When Cate’s first love, Cole, tracks her down twenty-five years later, everything points to him being the one-and not just another conversation. BUY NOW
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Only one thing can make Heaven and Hell work together: the Shard of Gabriel.
With a Black Cloud of Death on the shard’s trail, Heaven enlists Bartholomew, a demon who knows more about the shard than anyone, to help Samantha, an angel in training, recover the shard.
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Village Books is a local institution, which is good, because most of the staff probably belong in one. If you’re looking for a cozy little neighborhood book shop, you should probably try the one a few blocks over.
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Survival Guide for Men series:
Shopping Survival Guide for Men: The frank and hilarious guide to every man’s mind-numbing nemesis: Shopping.
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Sports Survival Guide for Men: The hilariously helpful handbook for the sporadic sportsman.
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