Cracking Up

Author: Jacqui Bailey
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713673609
Size: 12,75 MB
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Explains how weather and water wear away rock and includes two experiments to assist in understanding how erosion works.

Laughter In Ancient Rome

Author: Mary Beard
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958209
Size: 19,45 MB
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What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear—a world of wit, irony, and knowing smiles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing—from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman joke book—Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the ancient Romans themselves. From ancient "monkey business" to the role of a chuckle in a culture of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. But she also reflects on even bigger historical questions. What kind of history of laughter can we possibly tell? Can we ever really "get" the Romans’ jokes?

Cracking Up

Author: Christopher Bollas
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415122436
Size: 20,35 MB
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In Being a Character , Christopher Bollas argued that Freud's vision of the dream process is a model for all unconscious mental experience. In Cracking Up he extends his exploration of the inner world of human experience and suggests that the rhythm of that experience is vital to individual creativity. It allows us to develop what the author calls a 'separate sense', which we use to assess the meanings of our own experiences and also to attune ourselves sympathetically to the lives of other people. In this original and thought-provoking book, Bollas examines how people educate one another in the idioms of their unconscious lives and considers the nature and consequences of the traumas that inhibit the freedom to do this. He studies what we mean by the past - is it unchangeable or can history be a creative, open understanding of experience? We come to know who we are by giving form and meaning to our past - yet what do we mean by the self? Bollas' answer suggests yet more ways in which the 'separate sense' expresses each person's unique qualities.

Cracking Up

Author: Jennifer Manlowe
ISBN: 1435706552
Size: 10,89 MB
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"Cracking Up" is a girrrlbook written in the form of a letter by that growling girrrl in me who cannot tell a lie. Oh yes, that "girrrl" is really a fully grown woman who will now recollect almost all the peculiar advice she has received regarding: "What makes a young girl a successful woman?" The medium for this recollection is that oh-so-antiquated vehicle called "the Letter." Sometimes, within this letter, you'll find a furtive missive, a pithy quote, or a direct note of warning. Other times, the reader will be invited to use her imagination to invent an alternative future-as if her own life depended on disentangling herself from some dastardly spell. But, remember, each story told is absolutely true. Each bit of counsel was actually uttered under the benign auspices of wanting to direct me toward true fulfillment as a female. So, please readers, and especially my nieces, pay close attention or bear the consequences!

Cracking Up

Author: Samantha Bee
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374301996
Size: 12,53 MB
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Just as plucky 12-year-old Peanut Beardsley is getting used to her terrible new pixie haircut - which she's told makes her look just like David Bowie, whoever he is - as well as the daily humiliations of seventh grade, she is about to discover something shocking about her childhood in the most painfully public way possible. This launches a wildly personal drama in full view of all her classmates. Luckily Peanut is equipped with a strong sense of humor to help her find a way to turn her crisis into a triumph.

Cracking Up

Author: Maria Flaherty
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452536317
Size: 14,78 MB
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Cracking Up will provide the OCD sufferer with alternative methods of living with this disorder. Discover a way to have and enjoy a fulfilling life without all the suffering and hardships of OCD. In addition to using meditation to help connect with your angels and with God, you will also learn how to use Reiki, color therapy, chakra cleansing, diet and exercise, and even past life regression to figure out what best works for you. Each chapter describes personal experiences of author Maria Flaherty, as well as plenty of information to help you along your own journey of self-healing. It also reminds us that a little laughter and gratitude can go a long way. This lovingly written book will be a handy guide for those who want a different way to live with OCD.

Cracking Up

Author: Paul Lewis
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226476995
Size: 18,57 MB
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What do Jon Stewart, Freddy Krueger, Patch Adams, and George W. Bush have in common? As Paul Lewis shows in Cracking Up, they are all among the ranks of joke tellers who aim to do much more than simply amuse. Exploring topics that range from the sadistic mockery of Abu Ghraib prison guards to New Age platitudes about the healing power of laughter, from jokes used to ridicule the possibility of global climate change to the heartwarming performances of hospital clowns, Lewis demonstrates that over the past thirty years American humor has become increasingly purposeful and embattled. Navigating this contentious world of controversial, manipulative, and disturbing laughter, Cracking Up argues that the good news about American humor in our time—that it is delightful, relaxing, and distracting—is also the bad news. In a culture that both enjoys and quarrels about jokes, humor expresses our most nurturing and hurtful impulses, informs and misinforms us, and exposes as well as covers up the shortcomings of our leaders. Wondering what’s so funny about a culture determined to laugh at problems it prefers not to face, Lewis reveals connections between such seemingly unrelated jokers as Norman Cousins, Hannibal Lecter, Rush Limbaugh, Garry Trudeau, Jay Leno, Ronald Reagan, Beavis and Butt-Head, and Bill Clinton. The result is a surprising, alarming, and at times hilarious argument that will appeal to anyone interested in the ways humor is changing our cultural and political landscapes.

Cracking Up

Author: Joan Komlosy
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1906221898
Size: 20,33 MB
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For Lily Francis, coming to terms with a broken marriage, children going their separate ways and the dole queue beckoning is hard enough. But when the landlords want the flat you've been renting for 25 years - the only stable thing in your life - the term 'midlife crisis' takes on a whole new meaning. Now a reluctant 'born-again singleton' Lily, an impoverished antiques dealer, and struggling freelance journalist, begins to rebuild her life and attempts to start again. If only her once successful husband hadn't dragged out the divorce she would have been self-supportive and the family silver might not have ended up on Bermondsey market! "Cracking up" is humorous, touching and entertaining and will appeal to anyone, male or female, who has had to start again from the bottom - older, alone and flat broke - there are many out there!

Cracking Up

Author: Deirdre Geraghty
Editor: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 1847474764
Size: 16,10 MB
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DescriptionI have tried to portray the time leading up to my schizophrenia and the experience of psychosis. I have described how I felt in the world of psychiatry especially in relation to the use of cannabis and the never-ending nightmare of long-term heavy use of medication. I have tried to explore my fears, which are usually buried in ones subconscious but come to the fore with this illness. Deirdre Geraghty About the AuthorDeirdre Geraghty was born in the 1950s in South London, she was the fourth of six children born to Irish immigrant parents. Deirdre describes herself as a 1960s free thinker but the 1970s brought a responsible job and marriage to a director of 'Private Eye' magazine. By the 1980s he was out of work and Deirdre was pregnant. She found employment two years later which led to psychiatric hospital and schizophrenia. This was put down to cannabis use and followed by 5 years of psychosis and a divorce. Deirdre and her son moved to Norwich where she spent many years rocking back and forth heavily medicated. She has only recently woken up.

Cracking Up With The Rabbids

Author: David Lewman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481427903
Size: 16,36 MB
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Presents a collection of jokes that feature the Rabbids as they visit twelve of their favorite spots.