In his first book, The Little Book of Stress, Rohan Candappa taught us how to add more stress to our lives. In The Little Book of Christmas Stress, Rohan applies this teaching to the holiday season. After all, Christmas is the year's most important celebration of stress! Not enough money, not enough time, not enough chairs for everyone to sit on. Too many presents to get, too many relatives to invite, too many things to get into the oven at the same time. Christmas is an endurance test in stress. But thank goodness Rohan Candappa is here to help with this little bit of advice: Embrace the true meaning of Christmas, and do all you can to encourage the generation of stress in yourself and those around you this Festering Season! If you're not sure how to get started, Rohan offers a long list of suggestions. For example, unrealistic expectations are always a winner at Christmas. Try to encourage as many of them as you possibly can. Or on visits to friends or relatives, shake their Christmas trees vigorously when no one is looking. And at selected moments try to spoil everyone's Christmas Day by bringing religion into it. And what would Christmas be without children? Delight your friends and relatives by secretly teaching their young children rude versions of Christmas carols. In addition, make sure any children you encounter understand that the true meaning of Christmas is to get as many presents as possible. A how-to guide for infusing the holidays with extra touches of aggravation, this funny Little Book might be the only laugh you get in December!
Is there a physics of society? Ranging from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, and across economics, sociology and psychology, this study shows how much we can understand of human behaviour when we cease to try to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to the impact of hundreds, thousands or millions of individual human decisions. The book encourages us to examine our own behaviour, whether in buying the new Harry Potter book, voting for a particular party or responding to the lures of advertisers.
A brand new concept from the bestselling author of THE LITTLE BOOK OF STRESS. A gift book with real meaning and charm.Rohan Candappa's 100 BIRTHDAY WISHES is illustrated with charmingly funny black and white photography and the wry, gently inspirational captions will put a smile on even the grumpiest old boy's face.With Rohan Candappa's beautifully packaged, affordable little book you can wish your mum, dad, friend or partner a multitude of good things from wish no 31- 'I wish you a good plumber and a reliable builder' to wish no 41- 'I wish you a Dennis Bergkamp goal, a Nina Simone song and a glass of Sangiovese,' and wish no 65- 'I wish you the abandon to dance badly at weddings'
You may read every parenting guru from Dr. Brazelton to Dr. Sears and you may relentlessly quiz your friends who have children, but the truth of the matter is that no one will tell you what parenting is really like. Why all the secrecy? Other parents are just too exhausted to warn the rest of us. Fortunately, best-selling humorist Rohan Candappa summoned just enough energy after trying to keep his own small tyrants entertained all day to write this brilliantly pithy, scorchingly funny book on how to survive life with small children. Finally, a parenting book with a difference?he's on your side.ON SLEEPING PATTERSYeah, right.TANTRUMS Are ugly, irritating, and, in public places, can be extremely embarrassing, but sometimes they?re the only way to get your child to do what you want them to.WHY SMALL CHILDREN CAN BE AS INTIMIDATING AS CERTAIN CELEBRITIESBecause they seek attention all the time. And they don't care how annoyingly they act in order to get it. Put this book at the top of the list of things every new parent needs?along with a good night's sleep and a bottle of merlot.
How to upset and perplex your children with increasingly erratic and unreasonable behaviour
Author: Rohan Candappa
Publisher: Random House
Does your mother think it's really charming to talk to every rose bush on the street? Has your father taken up obsessive fundraising for a donkey sanctuary on retirement? Does he collect elastic bands because 'you never know when you'll need one'? Do your parents make jokes about sheltered housing? Have they guessed that you've already sent off for the brochures? Do they seem to be having too much fun for a couple with two fake hips, a pacemaker and three steel pins between them? Then you need Rohan Candappa. The man who bought you The Little Book of Stress, The Little Book of Wrong Shui and The Autobiography of a One Year Old has hit the nail on the head once more. Full of wit and wisdom, Rohan will give you a much needed laugh in the face of your parents' increasingly barmy behaviour. Just one thing, you'll probably find your parents have bought it too. And they'll probably think its really funny.
A hardcover edition of a top-selling paperback, The Little Book of Stress is a smart-alecky book that advises on ways to increase your stress level and the stress level of those around you. Calm is for wimps! Is stress really all that bad? Without it, could we get everything done, or would we just be sickeningly happy-go-lucky day in and day out? In The Little Book of Stress Rohan Candappa shows ways to actually increase the level of stress within you and those around you. Because without stress, life is boring. Increase your own stress levels and create stress in others with simple measures such as: * If you are stressed, make sure you communicate this to those around you. Soon they'll be stressed too. * Switch the decaffeinated and caffeinated coffees around whenever you can. * Always join in other people's arguments. Try to get others to join in too. * When you're the first car in line at a traffic light, get out and read a map. Try to miss the green light at least twice. * A double espresso just before bed is always a winner. * Replace your bulbs with overhead, neon-strip lights. If you can get ones that flicker, all the better. * If someone is telling you a joke and you know the punch line, wait until they've nearly finished, then tell them you've heard it before. * Ask single women if they've got a boyfriend yet. Repeat on Valentine's Day.
In the spirit of his best-selling humor titles The Little Book of Stress and The Little Book of Wrong Shui, Rohan Candappa brings us The Retox Diet. It's the only diet book you'll ever need-the only diet you will ever stick to. Let us be absolutely clear. The Retox Diet won't help you lose weight, get fit, or develop a healthy lifestyle. It is jam-packed with bad advice such as Each day aim to eat at least five portions of chocolate, and Guys, we're all going to die. Is eighty years of breakfasting on Bran Flakes really that much better than seventy years of eggs and bacon? No, it won't help you shed pounds, but it's much more fun than whatever diet craze is sweeping the nation. How many calories can you burn from shaking with laughter? On second thought, The Retox Diet just might help you lose weight after all!
A Practical Guide to Attracting Wealth Into Your Home Sanctuary: The Essence Of Feng Shui
Author: Michele Oats
Feng Shui is an artform based on a series of guidelines derived from ancient Eastern philosophies that is designed to create a sense of balance and harmony in the home which therefore creates a sense of balance and harmony within oneself. The thought being that if one's home is healthy, then the individual can be healthy. When a this perfect balance is achieved in the home a positive energy is therefore created. In feng shui, there is a direct relationship between your health and the quality of energy in your home and office. Improper feng shui can keep you from feeling comfortable in your home and keep you stuck in old thoughts, stubborn habits, and stalled health goals. But with this book, you can learn to free up that energy with simple, time-tested feng shui home edits--like adding imagery that fosters a lighter mood and happier relationships. When the energy in your space moves freely, you'll feel better inside and out. This book will help you with: Practical exercises Mindful pauses The 9 life areas