Blind Drunk

Light at the End of the Tunnel for Anyone Living with a Loved One's Alcohol Problem

Author: Anne Morshead

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 130

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Light at the end of the tunnel for anyone living with a loved one's alcohol problem If your life has been brought down by a loved one's drinking problem or affected by the family disease of alcoholism, then this book is for you. It reassures you that you are not alone and isolated; gives valuable information about alcohol; and, most importantly, shows you the way to a freedom from the effects of loving an alcoholic. As the partner of a recovering alcoholic, Anne honestly and frankly describes her journey through the haze of living with this problem. A trained couples counsellor, she analyses her own behavior and, in so doing, encourages you to face reality, along with giving you some tools to change your life, leading to serenity and, above all, hope for the future.

Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky

Author: Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 853

'I recommend Hamilton at every opportunity, because he was such a wonderful writer and yet is rather under-read today. All his novels are terrific' Sarah Waters 'If you were looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop, then Hamilton is your man' Nick Hornby The Midnight Bell, a pub on the Euston Road, is the pulse of this brilliant and compassionate trilogy. It is here where the barman, Bob, falls in love with Jenny, a West End prostitute who comes in off the streets for a gin and pep. Around his obsessions, and Ella the barmaid's secret love for him, swirls the sleazy life of London in the 1930s. This is a world where people emerge from cheap lodgings in Pimlico to pour out their passions, hopes and despair in pubs and bars - a world of twenty thousand streets full of cruelty and kindness, comedy and pathos, wasted dreams and lost desires.

Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 832

View: 420

Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising detail, whether showing that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in 1940s American ice cream marketing, or even that we’ve been 'calling a spade a spade' since the sixteenth century. Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world – making knowledge everybody’s property.

The Synonym Finder

Author: Jerome Irving Rodale

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 1388

View: 797

Completely updated and newly revised for easier use, this valuable reference book lists more than one million synonyms--an indispensable aid for anyone who works with words

Has Anyone Seen My Pants?

Author: Sarah Colonna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 99

New York Times bestselling author of Life as I Blow It Sarah Colonna is back with a hilarious, honest look at life in her late thirties—in all its messy, pants-missing glory. How does a gal with a successful career, great friends, and a razor-sharp wit find herself wandering pants-less through the hallways of a casino hotel in Iowa on New Year’s Eve? Ask Sarah Colonna. Has Anyone Seen My Pants? is a laugh-out-loud trip around America (and Mexico!) with Sarah as she braves crying in nail salons, mother-daughter road trips, Iowan casinos, and single-shaming resorts. From a fling-gone-wrong to friend breakups and a new romance, Sarah’s signature wit and sharp observations take you on a journey at once so deviously funny and surprisingly compassionate that it might just steal your heart—not to mention your pants.

The Art of Not Having it All

True Stories of Men, Sex, and Other Disasters

Author: Melissa Kite

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 682

Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish. Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life and her uproarious, no-holds-barred memoir, The Art of Not Having it All, about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. For a long time, Melissa had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be valiantly juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and trash collection schedules. If not having it all (the white picket fence, the kid, the job, the Mr. Right who helps you free your chubby angelfish who has wedged himself into a plastic log) means having just enough for you, then get ready to fall in love with your new best friend...

I Lived to Tell It All

Author: George Jones

Publisher: Dell

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 156

Boozing. Womanizing. Brawling. Singing. For the last forty years George Jones has reigned as the country's king--the singer many have called the Frank Sinatra of country. And for most of that time, his career has been marked by hard-living, hard-loving, and hard luck. From his early east Texas recordings through his marriage with Tammy Wynette to his latest acclaim as a solid citizen and "high-tech red-neck," Americans have been fascinated with Jones, never even knowing whether he's going to show up for his next concert. Now, in I Lived To Tell It All, George Jones supplies a no-holds-barred account of his excesses and ecstasies. How alcohol ruled his life and performances. How violence marred many friendships and relationships. How money was something to be made but never held on to. And, finally, how the love of a good woman can ultimately change a man, redeem him, and save his life.

The Antichrist Trilogy

Three Bestselling Books in One Volume

Author: Mario Reading

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 703

The Antichrist Trilogy, now collected in one thrilling e-book... The Nostradamus Prophecies Adam Sabir is a writer desperate to revive his flagging career; Achor Bale is a member of an ancient secret society that has dedicated itself to the protection and support of the 'Three Antichrists' foretold in Nostradamus's verses - Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and the 'one still to come'... The pair embark on a terrifying chase through the ancient Romany encampments of France in a quest to locate the missing verses. The Mayan Codex Adam Sabir has discovered the missing quatrains of Nostradamus, and the events they foretell are coming true. But there's one prophecy he can't fully decipher, and it warns of the imminent arrival of the Third Antichrist. As Sabir puzzles over the riddle, a descendant of the Mayans begins a dangerous journey to deliver a sacred codex which will reveal the secret of Nostradamus' prophecy... The Third Antichrist Scholar Adam Sabir has decoded the identity of the Third Antichrist. He alone knows the one who can prevent this tyrant's rise. The fate of the world is in his hands...The countdown to Armageddon has begun.

Les Bons Mots

How to Amaze Tout Le Monde with Everyday French

Author: Eugene Ehrlich

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 105

Les Bons Mots will help you add the piece de resistance to any conversation. Les Bons Mots is an eminently browsable reference that is designed to help English speakers use those witty and wise sayings for which the French are so justly famous. Eugene Ehrlich has created a reference work that defines French phrases and aphorisms both literally and colloquially; employs a unique and foolproof guide to their pronunciation; adds a brief and often amusing explanation that fixes each phrase in the reader's mind; and indexes everything so extensively that each idea is easy to find. An entertaining read as well as an impeccable reference guide by one of America's most cherished wordsmiths.

My Body Politic

A Memoir

Author: Simi Linton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 447

"My Body Politic begins in the midst of the turmoil over Vietnam and concludes with a meditation on the U.S. involvement in the current war in Iraq and the war's wounded veterans. While a memoir of the author's gradual political awakening, My Body Politic is filled with adventure, celebration, and rock and roll - Salvador Dali, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix all make cameo appearances."--Jacket.