Please Excuse My Daughter

Author: Julie Klam
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101217693
Size: 13,47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Look out for Julie's new book, The Stars in Our Eyes. From the author of Friendkeeping and Love at First Bark, one woman's hilarious, bittersweet account of growing up in a family of career-shunning, dependence-seeking women and her journey to a state of twenty-first-century self-reliance. Julie Klam was raised as the only daughter of a Jewish family in the exclusive WASP stronghold of Bedford, New York. Her mother was sharp, glamorous, and funny, but did not think that work was a woman's responsibility. Her father was fully supportive, not just of his wife's staying at home, but also of her extravagant lifestyle. Her mother's offbeat parenting style-taking Julie out of school to go to lunch at Bloomingdale's, for example-made her feel well-cared-for (and well-dressed) but left her unprepared for graduating and entering the real world. She had been brought up to look pretty and wait for a rich man to sweep her off her feet. But what happened if he never showed up? When Julie gets married to a hardworking but not wealthy man-one who expects her to be part of a modern couple and contribute financially to the marriage-she realizes how ambivalent and ill-equipped she is for life. Once she gives birth to a daughter, she knows she must grow up, get to work, and teach her child the self-reliance that she never learned. Delivered in an uproariously funny, sweet, self-effacing, and utterly memorable voice, Please Excuse My Daughter is a bighearted memoir from an irresistible new writer.

Excuses For All Occasions

Author: Steven D. Price
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620873087
Size: 14,56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 282

Looking for ways to escape or shift blame is a fundamental part of life. Here’s a survival guide full of ready-made excuses, from the student’s classic “My dog ate my homework,” to the motorist’s “Was that sign the speed limit, Officer? I thought it was the town’s population,” to the dieter’s “I wasn’t getting enough to eat on one diet, so I had to go on three.” You’ll welcome these ready-made alibis and cop-outs for business, school, sports, family, romance, and other situations where you might find yourself in hot water.

Only The Faces Change A High School Odyssey

Author: Herb Williams
ISBN: 1312383674
Size: 20,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Only the Faces Change is a humorous, touching story of teachers, both good and bad, of students searching for truth in education and in their personal lives, and of failed bureaucratic attempts to improve the system. Herb Williams encourages students to speak for themselves through discussions and notes (Dear Herbies) from a coffee can; satirizes directives from principals, counselors, attendance supervisors, and parents; solicits contributions from colleagues (From the Campus Inn); incorporates the latest rumors from one who knows them all (The Ear With an Attitude); and integrates satirical columns from his newspaper days (Fiction and Fact from the Almanac). For over fifteen years, Herb Williams wrote a humor column, titled "Life and Times," published in three different newspapers in Norwalk, Cerritos, and Redlands, California. This is his third book in addition to his travel memoir, North to Alaska with a No-Account Cat and his "how to" booklet, Easy Writing Across the Curriculum or Anywhere Else.

Investigation Of Communist Propaganda

Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Communist Activities in the United States
Size: 12,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Not A Fan Student Edition

Author: Kyle Idleman
Editor: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310745268
Size: 17,20 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 315

If someone asked, "Are you a fan of Jesus?", how would you answer? You attend every movie featuring a certain actor, you know the stats of your sports hero, and can recite each lyric from your favorite band. In short, you're a huge fan. But are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? The truth is, Jesus wants more than the church attendance, occasional prayer, and the ability to recite Scripture—the fan response. He's looking for people who are actually willing to sacrifice in order to follow him. In this student edition of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian, and what it means to follow the radical call Jesus presents. So will you be a fan, or a follower?

The People Talking In My Head

Author: Adriana Jai Wynn-Yeldell
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452059497
Size: 20,46 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Aira is at it again yall. The ex-school teacher is now happily married and a full-time mother. She and Adam has provided love and security for their family in the big house nestled between trees on the land he had always dreamed of owning. Is there a such thing as happily ever after? Or is it more realistic to take it day by day? They wanted it all and went after it, and Aira's journal became thick with her ideas, poems and stories of The Mayfield's and their big crazy family. Still grounded in traditions, her friendship with Mercedes and Debra, she describes in her special way the detail of their lives, and the bond that helps them all through the changes and adversity we all journey through each day. They are wild, loyal and generous just like the people you know.

The Calligrapher S Daughter

Author: Eugenia Kim
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408841800
Size: 14,57 MB
Format: PDF
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Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her daughter to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will change her world forever. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligapher's Daughter is an exquisite novel about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.

Bone Thief

Author: Thomas O' Callaghan
Editor: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786027460
Size: 14,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 742

In his extraordinary debut novel of psychological suspense, Thomas O'Callaghan proves himself a worthy successor to Thomas Harris as he introduces one of the most compelling and terrifying serial killers since Hannibal Lecter in a book where every harrowing page crackles with the white-knuckle feel of a race against time and the gritty authenticity of a real forensic investigation. A housewife snatched in broad daylight. A tattooed drifter displayed under a boardwalk. A wealthy, high-society heiress left in a city dump. A busy, young mother on her last errand. The women seem to have no connection except one: they have all been the victims of the Bone Thief, a twisted madman who slays his victims and steals their bones as gruesome trophies. Since tragedy struck his own family, Lieutenant John W. Driscoll has been a man on the edge of both sanity and life. But now, with New York City in the grip of panic, Driscoll is needed more than ever. With time running out and the stakes rising every hour, he'll have to guide a troubled team while battling his own demons in order to hunt and catch the most cunning predator he's ever faced--a serial killer who is the very soul of evil and whose most shocking revelation is yet to come. . .


Author: Rollan Melton
Size: 14,66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The New Yorker

Author: Harold Wallace Ross
Size: 13,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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