You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit

You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit
Author: Sharon Phennah
Publsiher: BQB Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 1937084159
ISBN 13: 9781937084158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit Book Review:

"When I get old, I hope to have friends as awesome as these. This is an absolutely feel good novel. Naturally, our intrepid characters, wattles and all, undergo all sorts of trials, but it's the compassion and generosity they exhibit that endears the reader." -- Sam Sanders, via NetGalley Zany families, eccentric friends, and ne-er-do-well neighbors inhabit the labyrinthine lives of three women friends as they grapple with real world events in one "Golden Year." An unwelcome visit from local law enforcement, a younger friend's romantic chaos, and the death of a parent combine with daily mundanities---laundry, scones, and senior sex---to create a walloping, raucous read. Opinionated pets---critics and alter egos---offer a rich counterpoint to the human dramas affecting their lives. Unfiltered and compelling, this entertaining sago provides readers of all ages with a new and positive view of growing older.

Sleepyhead Shares A Secret

Sleepyhead Shares A Secret
Author: Maureen Reil
Publsiher: Maureen Reil
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2011-06-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleepyhead Shares A Secret Book Review:

Comedy and romance is what happens to Sabrina as she's trying to get her head around becoming a young widow. Her great-aunt dies and Sabrina discovers a long lost relative, who is a bit of a challenge to say the least. Sabrina also suffers from a severe sleep disorder as she deals with her family, friends, ex-boyfriends and neighbours. Then throw in the street party from hell, just as something scary is found in a nearby shed. Sabrina starts off dating a doctor but swiftly falls for her mother's new husband. So she tries to hide this fact but when a couple of male escorts make her acquaintance, some secrets will tend to come out in the end. Only a decent night's sleep stands between her and a descent into a very deep hole. All in all, she'll be a lucky lady indeed to come out of it alive.

The Other Side of God

The Other Side of God
Author: Susan D. Kalior
Publsiher: Blue Wing Publication Workshops & lectures
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780979566301
ISBN 13: 0979566304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Side of God Book Review:

Metaphysical Psychology: Journey into yourself in this surrealistic adventure into the human psyche and multi-dimensional realities in Book One of the "Other Side" series. The reader is catalyzed into a personal journey as the pages are turned, inviting a meditative experience to expand awareness, deepen self-appreciation, ease personal pain, heal psychological wounds, and bring one into a more fruitful life experience. Packed with cutting-edge metaphysical insights and powerful psychological understandings, this story further sheds light on the human cycle, the earth, and mystical dimensions. A sage known as the Fool on the Hill guides a struggling woman into herself and frees her into the quintessential meaning of life beyond social perception and conventional belief systems. The adventure begins when she crosses into where perceptions of reality are born, then into the land of dreams, worlds of meditation, and levels of death. Her exploration continues in the lake of self-image where she fights for her authenticity, the zone of internal balance where she learns to be centered in herself, the desert of loneliness where she strives for independence, and the cave of strife where she beholds the importance of chaos. She struggles to traverse the minefields of love without surrendering herself to another, to make peace with her personal demons in the tunnel of confrontation, to find out who she really is in the house of illusions, and come into who she must be in the realm of earth-shaking transitions. Her journey concludes in the skies of synchronicity where self understanding flourishes and insights abound. This manuscript is a tribute to the inner sage in us all.

Now I'll Tell You Everything

Now I'll Tell You Everything
Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 1442445912
ISBN 13: 9781442445918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now I'll Tell You Everything Book Review:

As Alice McKinley begins a new phase as a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, she experiences many changes, both expected and surprising, that lead her into a future her seventh-grade self could only have imagined.

At Wick's End

At Wick's End
Author: Tim Myers
Publsiher: Tim Myers
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Wick's End Book Review:

New York Times Bestselling Author and Agatha Award Nominee! First Published by Penguin/Berkley/Prime Crime! At Wick's End, Candlemaking Mystery #1 Harrison Black is stunned when he learns that his Great Aunt Belle has been murdered. The shock runs even deeper when an attorney informs him that he's inherited At Wick's End, a candleshop housed in the River's Edge complex. As he learns the art of candlemaking, Harrison also tries his hand at solving her murder.

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
Author: E. Lockhart
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 152476695X
ISBN 13: 9781524766955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes: · Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence · A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process · The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree · Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style · An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Praise for We Were Liars: 20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List “Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal “A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart’s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic.” —Chicago Tribune

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1784162124
ISBN 13: 9781784162122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

The Help

The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-02-10
ISBN 10: 1440697663
ISBN 13: 9781440697661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Help Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

REPLY ALL...and Other Ways to Tank Your Career

REPLY ALL...and Other Ways to Tank Your Career
Author: Richie Frieman
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1466843144
ISBN 13: 9781466843141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

REPLY ALL...and Other Ways to Tank Your Career Book Review:

Millions of people have improved their lives with the help of Richie Frieman, the hilariously insightful writer known as the Modern Manners Guy on the Quick and Dirty Tips network. In Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career, he interviews dozens of CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and tastemakers to get the pros' take on workplace challenges of every flavor, including: - How to make a great first impression and land the job - How to deal with the Cubicle Invader - How to navigate the office party - What to do if you encounter your boss at the gym, naked - Relationships on the job-fact or fiction? With his signature wit and unique insight, Richie reveals the best ways to handle every sticky office situation with aplomb and class. Case studies, chapter quizzes, and even cartoons help to deliver actionable, easy-to-use etiquette tips to teach young professionals to navigate the minefield of their jobs and come out on top. Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career features interviews with celebrities like Steve Guttenberg and Lisa Loeb, with business titans like Barbara Corcoran, Ken Austin, and Michael Weinstein, and with CEOs of forward-thinking companies like Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker and Sam Tarantino of Grooveshark. Spike Mendelsohn, restaurateur and Top Chef, raves: "Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career provides solutions for all of your career problems, especially the ones that you were afraid to acknowledge. Richie Frieman's unique voice gives a cheeky approach to the faux pas we inevitably encounter. With tips from the pros and enough humor to match, you're bound to absorb the wisdom mid chuckle." Rob Samuels, COO of Makers Mark, says: "If only there was a guide like this when I first entered the workplace - filled with real world anecdotes and examples from leading professionals, and broken up with quizzes and visuals - I would've made far fewer missteps along the way. Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career spells out those unspoken professional standards and expectations in an easy to understand (not to mention hilarious) fashion for anyone starting their career."

Indiana Belle

Indiana Belle
Author: John A. Heldt
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN 10: 9781091458635
ISBN 13: 1091458634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indiana Belle Book Review:

Providence, Rhode Island, 2017. When doctoral student Cameron Coelho, 28, opens a package from Indiana, he finds more than private papers that will help him with his dissertation. He finds a photograph of a beautiful society editor murdered in 1925 and clues to a century-old mystery. Within days, he meets Geoffrey Bell, the "time-travel professor," and begins an unlikely journey through the Roaring Twenties. Filled with history, romance, and intrigue, INDIANA BELLE follows a lonely soul on the adventure of a lifetime as he searches for love and answers in the age of Prohibition, flappers, and jazz.

Legend

Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 110154595X
ISBN 13: 9781101545959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legend Book Review:

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Not Your Average Grandma

Not Your Average Grandma
Author: Stacey Ritz
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN 10: 9781530805617
ISBN 13: 1530805619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Your Average Grandma Book Review:

CAN A DOG TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE? While fostering a little senior rescue dog named Grandma, a connection transpired. From that connection came healing. Healing for Grandma, a terribly abused Chihuahua, and healing for her person. Together, the pair learned how to come to terms with their traumatic pasts and move forward. Life-long animal advocate and co-founder of Advocates 4 Animals, Inc., Stacey Ritz has always understood that we can take positive actions to help homeless animals; we can change their lives for the better. But what she learned through rescuing animals is that pets have a way of saving us, too. "I've been told that I changed Grandma's life, but what most people don't realize is that the little senior dog saved mine." -Author, Stacey Ritz

Gracie's Song

Gracie's Song
Author: Michelle Schlicher
Publsiher: Michelle Schlicher
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN 10: 0996575065
ISBN 13: 9780996575065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gracie's Song Book Review:

“Everything can be undone.” That’s what someone tells Gracie Brannen, but she’s doubtful. After graduation, she walked away from everyone she knew with barely a word. Ten years later, she’s back. Even as familiar places and faces bring back old pain, Gracie finds hope in rebuilding old ties and forging new ones. Maybe everything can’t be undone, but perhaps everything can be overcome.

The Book of Small

The Book of Small
Author: Emily Carr
Publsiher: D & M Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781926706054
ISBN 13: 1926706056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Small Book Review:

The legendary Emily Carr was primarily a painter, but she first gained recognition as an author. She wrote seven popular, critically acclaimed books about her journeys to remote Native communities and about her life as an artist—as well as her life as a small child in Victoria at the turn of the last century. The Book of Small is a collection of 36 short stories about a childhood in a town that still had vestiges of its pioneer past. With an uncanny skill at bringing people to life, Emily Carr tells stories about her family, neighbours, friends and strangers—who run the gamut from genteel people in high society to disreputable frequenters of saloons—as well as an array of beloved pets. All are observed through the sharp eyes and ears of a young, ever-curious and irrepressible girl, and Carr’s writing is a disarming combination of charm and devastating frankness. Carr’s writing is vital and direct, aware and poignant, and as well regarded today as when she was first published to both critical and popular acclaim. The Book of Small has been in print ever since its publication in 1942, and, like Klee Wyck, has been read and loved by a couple of generations.

The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publsiher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-07-07
ISBN 10: 9780307576248
ISBN 13: 0307576248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indian in the Cupboard Book Review:

Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure. It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian toy. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks the door with a mysterious skeleton key that once belonged to his great-grandmother. Little does Omri know that by turning the key, he will transform his ordinary plastic Indian into a real live man from an altogether different time and place! Omri and the tiny warrior called Little Bear could hardly be more different, yet soon the two forge a very special friendship. Will Omri be able to keep Little Bear without anyone finding out and taking his precious Indian from him?

Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1442489146
ISBN 13: 9781442489141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forged by Fire Book Review:

Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Heart Songs and Other Stories

Heart Songs and Other Stories
Author: Annie Proulx
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781416588900
ISBN 13: 1416588906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart Songs and Other Stories Book Review:

Before she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx was already producing some of the finest short fiction in the country. Here are her collected stories, including two new works never before anthologized. These stories reverberate with rural tradition, the rites of nature, and the rituals of small-town life. The country is blue-collar New England; the characters are native families and the dispossessed working class, whose heritage is challenged by the neorural bourgeoisie from the city; and the themes are as elemental as the landscape: revenge, malice, greed, passion. Told with skill and profundity and crafted by a master storyteller, these are lean, tough tales of an extraordinary place and its people.

Not a Game

Not a Game
Author: Kent Babb
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 1476778973
ISBN 13: 9781476778976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not a Game Book Review:

Allen Iverson transcended race, celebrity, and pop culture and emerged from a troubled past to become one of the most successful and highly compensated athletes in the world. Babb examines what drove his successes and failures, getting behind the familiar, sanitized, and heroic version of Iverson-- the hard-charging, hard-partying athlete who played every game as if it were his last. He brings to life a private, loyal, and often generous Allen Iverson who rarely made the headlines, revealing the back story behind some of Iverson's most memorable moments, and delves deep to discover where Iverson's demons lurked. Over time, Iverson himself came to believe his own hype: that he lived in a world where celebrity is eternal and riches are everlasting.

Accelerando

Accelerando
Author: Charles Stross
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781101208472
ISBN 13: 1101208473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accelerando Book Review:

The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day. Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber’s son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity. For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...