Why are parking lots the most dangerous places in America? What are the hardest packages to open? Do inanimate objects have a life? Can they talk to one another? What is the real purpose of those high walls along the interstate? These, and other daunting questions of our time will be answered definitively in this lively and witty collection of essays and stories. Along the way, we will travel alongside a band of latter-day civil disobedients as they strive for a strange justice, and empathize with a struggling artist as he seeks an unconventional pathway toward recognition. In another tale, a chance encounter on a snowy night in west Texas reveals what really went down the day the music died. The author also revisits simpler times, recalling a quiz show jackpot gone awry, a cherished world series played long ago, and the remembrance of cars past. More fanciful diversions include the writers presentation on his own Presidential campaign, a piece on why everyone is badly attired in a land of plenty, and the ongoing challenges everyman faces today in coping with advancing technology. A true Renaissance-Man writer, Typermass visits a wide array of subject matter in a book that captures one mans take on popular culture.
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018 'Unflinching, unputdownable' Guardian 'Witty, dark, devastating' Caitlin Moran 'An amazing read. Brutally honest' Matt Haig 'I love it' Jon Ronson ********************************************************** So, this is me. Lily Allen. I am a woman. I am a mother. I was a wife. I drink. I have taken drugs. I have loved and been let down. I am a success and a failure. I am a songwriter. I am a singer. I am all these things and more. When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better. This is my story.
Can an anonymous act of kindness produce more than unexpected joy and happiness? Twelve-year-old Darcy Diggins has firsthand knowledge that it does. She has an incredible story to tell, but who is going to believe that an anonymous act of kindness can produce a full-grown miniature person called a Dewbabie, and that the misplaced tribe of tiny people from the RainForest live in her closet? In order to protect the Dewbabies, Darcy enlists the help of her zany grandmother, Ms. Earlene, the celebrity storyteller whose outfits are always worth a mention. Darcy not only has to manage a middle school bully determined to ruin her reputation, but she also has to restrain a middle-age bully, her miserable, misguided aunt who is also her middle school guidance counselor. Aunt Estelle’s misery leads her straight to a scam artist wanted by the FBI. As Darcy’s responsibilities multiply, so does her resolve, and this is how and when she discovers her aptitude for “Biospychology.”
Life is so full of ups and downs and we all have at one point or another experienced these trials and tribulations. My Thoughts, Exactly, takes you to places I've been and expresses just what it says...my thoughts. I imagine so many of us have often felt the same emotions and no one didn't quite understand what we were feeling. I've captured some of my deepest feeling that filled my soul while journeying through life.... and in the process I hope to assure you, you're not alone in this circle of emotions; there are others like yourself.
What if your imaginary friend from childhood suddenly reappeared . . . only this time he’s no figment of your imagination. Charlie, a budding acrobat, is desperate to attend a gymnastics camp that will qualify her for a spot in the renowned travelling circus Circo Circo. But her mom can barely make ends meet and Charlie knows she must find a way to earn the money on her own. The solution seems to come when the perfect gymnastics partner mysteriously appears and they can put on shows. There’s just one small thing though . . . this perfect partner is someone Charlie knows well. He’s Rudy, her imaginary childhood friend — only this time he’s real. The problem with imaginary friends is that they know things about you . . . things that can jeopardize not only Charlie’s acrobatic dreams, but also threaten to tear her family even farther apart. This truthful and often funny story is the mark of a rising new voice in Canadian children’s literature, and a moving exploration of how to reconcile memory, family, forgiveness and the search for belonging.
For these undercover agents “Together forever” may be short-lived… Hardheaded ATF legend Quint Casey knows he's playing with fire asking Agent Ree Sheppard to re-up as his undercover wife. To crack a ruthless Houston weapons ring, they must keep the mission—and their explosive chemistry—under control. But Quint’s determined need for revenge and Ree’s risky moves are turning the heat up even more and putting everything on the line… From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. Discover more action-packed stories in the Ree and Quint Novel series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order: Book 1: Undercover Couple Book 2: Newlywed Assignment Book 3: Eyewitness Man and Wife Book 4: Mission Honeymoon
Horváth's setting for this black political farce is a seedy hotel in Central Europe in the 1920s where the only guest is a drunken, ageing nymphomaniac - wealthy and despotic. Under her sole occupancy the hotel is falling apart and sliding even deeper into decadence. There is no future and no hope until a young woman arrives with a fortune to spend. What follows is a riot of confusion and mistaken identities, satirising the despair and futility of a continent poised on the brink of fascism. Horváth (1901-1938) was accidentally killed in Paris after fleeing from the Nazis. The Belle Vue, one of 16 plays, was not performed until 1969. This translation marked the British premiere, in a production by the Actors Touring Company.