By Clyde Edgerton
"An unpretentious, finely-crafted novel that might linger with the readers just like the final traces of a favourite hymn. it really is extra relaxing than a tumbler filled with candy tea and one in all Mattie's home-cooked dinners."--The Atlanta magazine & Constitution
She had as a lot company holding a stray puppy as she had strolling throughout Egypt--which no longer so by the way is the identify of her favourite hymn. She's Mattie Rigsbee, an autonomous, strong-minded senior citizen, who at seventy eight, can be slowing down just a little. whilst younger, antisocial Wesley Benfield drops in on her lifestyles, he's even much less most probably a spouse than the stray puppy. yet, after all, the puppy by no means tasted her mouth-watering pound cake....Wise witty, down-home and actual, Walking throughout Egypt is a e-book for everybody.
By Richard Lederer
By Grace Helbig
It's transparent to determine I'm a mode icon; take note, you can't spell icon with out 'con'. My objective during this booklet isn't to inform someone how they need to costume or how they need to do their hair or make-up or maybe what poop luggage to buy. belief me, I'm now not trendy. I'm self-aware. I'm no longer polished, I'm perceptive. I'm no longer fashionable, I'm making an attempt. i like style and elegance up to the subsequent girl, guy or French bulldog, yet telling humans how they need to glance doesn't go well with me. i do know i've got no authority in that division (I slightly even store in division stores). as a substitute, it is a examine personal foolish and but sensible method of sort - don't fear, I've already been limited to not more than chapters on sweatpants. This booklet is one half parody, one half irreverent type enjoyable, and one half own event. think if Lauren Conrad's booklet Lauren Conrad variety loosened its modest, yet dear (because it's an funding piece!!) Banana Republic belt a number of notches… It'd nonetheless most likely imagine this consultant is totally dumb, yet howdy, this booklet is ready pretending you've bought type & grace and making no apologies for having enjoyable.
By Mardy Grothe
For such a lot folks, that excellent retort or witty answer usually escapes us once we desire it so much, simply to return to brain with excellent readability whilst it's too past due to be priceless. The twentieth-century author Heywood Broun defined this all-too-common phenomenon whilst he wrote "Repartee is what we want we'd said."
In Viva l. a. Repartee, Dr. Mardy Grothe, writer of Oxymoronica, has lovingly assembled a suite of masterfully composed -- and completely timed -- replies that experience grew to become the tables on rivals and adversaries. This pleasant quantity is a party of the main striking retorts, ripostes, rejoinders, comebacks, quips, ad-libs, bon mots, off-the-cuff reviews, wisecracks, and different smart comments ever to come back out of the mouths -- and from the pens -- of individuals all through background. relating all parts of human recreation, together with politics, the humanities, literature, activities, relationships, or even the risqué, the ebook good points contributions from Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Mae West, Groucho Marx, Winston Churchill, Dolly Parton, and ratings more.
As pleasing because it is intellectually enriching, Viva l. a. Repartee is certain to seize the eye of language fans and is the proper antidote for someone who's ever inspiration I want I'd stated that!
By Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras
A connoisseur's compendium of Freudian slips, spoonerisms, double-talk, and utter bosh from famous and notorious figures earlier and current -- a complete direction in anti-eloquence through the foot-in-mouth champions of all time.
Note: a prior variation of this publication was once released in 1993 by means of Doubleday. it's the following reprinted through association with Doubleday.
By Terry Pratchett
Sentant venir sa mort prochaine, le mage Tambour Billette organise le legs de ses pouvoirs, de son bourdon, de son fonds de trade. Nous sommes sur le Disque-monde (Vous y êtes ? Nous y sommes.) l. a. succession s’y opère de huitième fils en huitième fils. Logique. Ainsi procède le mage. Puis il meurt.
Or il apparaît que le huitième fils en reason est... une fille. Stupeur, désarroi, confusion : jamais on n’a vu pareille incongruité.
Trop tard ; los angeles transmission s’est accomplie au revenue de los angeles petite Eskarina. Elle entame son apprentissage sous los angeles houlette rétive de los angeles sorcière Mémé Ciredutemps...
Après los angeles Huitième Couleur et Le Huitième Sortilège... "Vous en redemanderez" (Thierry Bosch, los angeles Dépêche du Midi).
By Geoff Tibballs
With over 10,000 entries, prepared by means of subject and entirely listed, here's a large new selection of witticisms and wisecracks for the twenty first century. If you're trying to find a bon mot for an after-dinner speak, suffering to place the completing touches to a marriage speech or simply are looking to cheer your self and your friends up, this extraordinary fats ebook offers all you'll ever desire.
Entries diversity from insults, put-downs, gags and one-liners to homespun philosophy, witty proverbs, motion picture costs and graffiti. one of the participants featured are Woody Allen, Dave Barry, P. J. O'Rourke, Winston Churchill, Will Rogers, Jay Leno, P. G. Wodehouse, invoice Cosby, W. C. Fields, Oscar Wilde, Spike Milligan, Groucho Marx, George Bernard Shaw and lots of extra.
Never be caught for a great line back!
'Always learn whatever that may make you glance solid in the event you die in the midst of it.' P. J. O'Rourke
'I'm yes intercourse wouldn't be as profitable as profitable the area Cup. It's no longer that intercourse isn't sturdy, however the international Cup is each 4 years and intercourse is not.' Ronaldo
By Bathroom Readers' Institute
Now in its sixteenth yr, the rest room Reader which turns out to have changed the tie because the preferred Father's Day reward proposal has develop into a move, with pleasurable, simply digested new choices guaranteed to wipe away rest room boredom. Handily prepared through size short” (a fast read), medium” (1 to three pages), and long” (for these prolonged visits) the e-book covers every thing from Americana to The identify online game to Pop technological know-how and Wordplay. Readers can examine the origins of superglue, pattern information tales approximately lingerie, examine animals well-known for quarter-hour, and study of unknown heroes of the Wild West. This vast collection gets rid of ennui whereas wittily instructing readers trapped in airports, autos, buses, or bathrooms.
By Tom Reynolds
An captivating mixture of humor, bravery, cynicism, and compassion." --London day-by-day Telegraph
It's the stuff of Grey's Anatomy, House, and ER--only those occasions aren't unfolding on a Hollywood soundstage.
Have you ever questioned what's happening contained in the ambulance screaming earlier you in the course of your rush-hour travel? considering the fact that 2003, Tom Reynolds (writing less than an alias in order to not get sacked from his job), has stored a web publication the place he chronicles the day-in, day-out realities of his lifestyles at the task as an EMT with the London Ambulance Service.
By turns either poignant and profound, Reynolds's writing captures the very essence of lifestyles and loss of life. From the mundane to the surreal, from the heartwarming to the cynical, from the calm to the frenetic, greater than three hundred entries from his well known web publication at randomreality.blogware.com are integrated within the book.
Dear Mr. Alcoholic:
Would you brain exceedingly no longer swearing at me, taking a swing at me, or exposing your self to me? i've got particularly sufficient abuse from the nondrunks available in the market. . . . nonetheless, not less than your fists are effortless to evade, and if I cease conserving you up, you fall over.
The author's highly well known weblog, Random Acts of fact, has been named Medgadget most sensible scientific web publication and top Literary scientific weblog.