My Custom Van

And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays that Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face

Author: Michael Ian Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 253

Get ready for the read of your life. Never before has a single book combined awesome vans, unicorns, Billy Joel, and erotic fiction in such a potent combination. A writing tour de force? Perhaps. A reading experience that will sear itself into your consciousness like a red-hot branding iron? Without question. Comedian and basic cable superstar Michael Ian Black unleashes the full fury of his astonishing intellect in this collection of short comic essays. My Custom Van is a no-holds-barred assault to the funny bone that will literally beat you into submission with hilarity*. How did he do it? How did he create such a fine anthology? Answer: With love. Michael opened his heart and used the magical power of love to write more than fifty thought-provoking essays like, "Why I Used a Day-Glo Magic Marker to Color My Dick Yellow," and "An Open Letter to the Hair Stylist Who Somehow Convinced Me to Get a Perm When I Was in Sixth Grade." Maybe you think love is not a substitute for "good writing skills" and "spell check." Bull pucky! When it comes to writing books, love is the most powerful word processor of all. Sounds pretty great, right? And yet...something is still holding you back from paying the full purchase price of this book. What is it? Perhaps you secretly believe you do not deserve a book this good. Nonsense -- you deserve this book and so much more. In fact, if Michael could have written you all the stars in the sky, that's what he would have done. But he couldn't do that, due to his lack of knowledge in the area of astronomy. So he wrote this book instead. And this flap copy. Enjoy. * Michael Ian Black is not responsible for any actual injuries caused by reading this book.

You're Not Doing It Right

Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations

Author: Michael Ian Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 398

A series of comedic essays by the actor known for roles in such productions as Stella and Wet Hot American Summer shares acerbic observations about his family life in suburbia, from shopping for an unnecessary divorce home to attending kindergarten recitals. 50,000 first printing.

Did I Ever Thank You, Sister?

Author: Sal N. Di Leo

Publisher: Sal's Book Inc

ISBN:

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 73

View: 194

"Sal Di Leo returns after 30 years to the Catholic orphanage outside Chicago that he and his siblings called home in 1963. This is the beginning of a journey of discovery and remembrance as Sal is forced to reconstruct his life as it really happened, including some of his most difficult years at Boys Town in Nebraska. As an adult, Sal tried to rise above his turbulent past in an aggressive quest for power and money. Successes soon led to failures. Eventually, a wise friend convinces Sal to go back to his roots and look for the good experiences and valuable lessons he learned as a nine-year-old orphan"--Page 4 of cover.

Echoes in the Graveyard

Author: SJ Calhoun

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 173

Echoes in the graveyard is a suspenseful tale of death and rebirth in a small New England college town during homecoming.

Parasites Like Us

Author: Adam Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 349

*The debut novel by the author of THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON: winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013 After trashing his cherry '72 Corvette, illegally breaking into an ancient burial site, and snacking on 12,000-year-old popcorn, Hank Hannah finds that he's inadvertently unleashed the apocalypse. Hank, a professor of anthropology back in the days when there were still co-eds to ogle and now one of only twelve humans still alive on earth, decides to record the last days of human civilization for whomever - or whatever - might replace us.

O is for Outlaw

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 330

O is for Outlaw is the fifteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. First there was a phone call from a stranger, then a letter showed up fourteen years after it was sent. That's how I learned I'd made a serious error in judgement and ended up risking my life . . .' The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. Last weekend he bought a stack. They had stuff in them – Kinsey stuff. For thirty bucks, he'll sell her the lot. Kinsey's never been one for personal possessions, but curiosity wins out and she hands over a twenty (she may be curious but she loves a bargain). What she finds amid childhood memorabilia is an old undelivered letter. It will force her to re-examine her beliefs about the break-up of her first marriage, about the honour of her first husband, about an old unsolved murder. And it will put her life in the gravest peril.

A Drummer's Road

Author: Tom Lentz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 24

View: 468

Tom Lentz drummer from Hammond Indiana, got a first break in Music playing drums for singer Percy Sledge. Tom Lentz went on to record and feature David Ragsdale violinist with the legendary group Kansas. Tom Lentz also worked with Steve Miller Bands Drummer.

The Walk and the Kiss

Author: E. W. Count

Publisher: Simon & Schuster of Canada

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 800

A collection of true stories follows the adventures and exploits of the NYPD, recounting such cases as the Preppy Murder, Mafia kingpin "Big Paul" Castellano, the Central Park Jogger, and the Christmas rescue of a little girl. Reprint.

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Cumulation

Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

View: 802