Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

✏Book Title : Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant
✏Author : Roz Chast
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2014-05-06
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781620406380
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant Book Summary : #1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the “crazy closet”-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

✏Book Title : GRAPHIC CAN CAN T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT
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✏ISBN : OCLC:999478350
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers
✏Author : Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2017-11-09
✏Pages : 263
✏ISBN : 9783319567297
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers Book Summary : This collection is the first to focus on the transgressive and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Carolyn Wells, Lucille Clifton, Mary McCarthy, Lynne Tillman, Constance Rourke, Roz Chast, Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee, and the ways in which their humor challenges gendered norms and assumptions through the use of irony, satire, parody, and wit. The chapters draw from the experiences of women from a variety of racial, class, and gender identities and encompass a variety of genres and comedic forms including poetry, fiction, prose, autobiography, graphic memoir, comedic performance, and new media. Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers will appeal to a general educated readership as well as to those interested in women’s and gender studies, humor studies, urban studies, American literature and cultural studies, and media studies.

✏Book Title : A Buddhist Grief Observed
✏Author : Guy Newland
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2016-08-09
✏Pages : 136
✏ISBN : 9781614293019
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Buddhist Grief Observed Book Summary : Amid the world-shattering pain of loss, what helps? “After the death of his beloved partner from cancer, Newland finds himself asking how effective his long years of Buddhist practice have been in helping him come to terms with overwhelming grief. This finely written book offers a lucid meditation on what it means to practice the Dharma when everything falls apart.” —Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs and After Buddhism In the tradition of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Guy Newland offers this brave record of falling to pieces and then learning to make sense of his pain and grief within his spiritual tradition. Drawing inspiration from all corners of the Buddhist world—from Zen stories and the Dalai Lama, to Pema Chödrön and ancient Pali texts—this book reverberates with honesty, kindness, and deep humanity. Newland shows us the power of responding fully and authentically to the death of a loved one. “A sad, beautiful, and necessary book—and a map waiting for many who will need it.” —James Ishmael Ford, author of If You’re Lucky Your Heart Will Break “Guy Newland faces squarely the pain of death and the pain of grief and offers a work of uncommon power, insight, and honesty—and extraordinary compassion.” —Jay L. Garfield, author of Engaging Buddhism

📒Awakening From Grief ✍ John E. Welshons

✏Book Title : Awakening from Grief
✏Author : John E. Welshons
✏Publisher : New World Library
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 232
✏ISBN : 1930722184
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Awakening from Grief Book Summary : A counselor explains how to transform grief into a growth experience, offering a primer for surviving tragic loss that focuses on grief as an invitation to life-deepening experiences.

📒The Frozen Shroud ✍ Martin Edwards

✏Book Title : The Frozen Shroud
✏Author : Martin Edwards
✏Publisher : Allison & Busby
✏Release Date : 2013-06-24
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9780749014605
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Frozen Shroud Book Summary : ‘The question that haunts us all. Just what is it that drives someone to kill?’ In Ravenbank, a remote community in the Lake District, Hallowe'en is particularly chilling. It is a time for telling the story of the Faceless Woman, a young housemaid brutally murdered in a nearby lane, her corpse discovered with a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. And five years ago, the tale became even more unsettling when another woman was murdered in exactly the same grisly manner. Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by the old cases, and begins to wonder whether the obvious suspects really did commit the crimes. While Daniel attends a Hallowe'en party in Ravenbank, death returns for a third time to the beautiful but eerily isolated spot. Once more, the victim is a woman – and once more her damaged face is shrouded from view. The latest horrifying murder presents DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the Cold Case Review Team, with the toughest challenge of her career. Is the case linked to the two earlier killings - and if so, how? Hannah and Daniel join forces in an attempt to solve the puzzling mystery. But in doing so, both may be forced to confront ghosts from their own pasts . . .

✏Book Title : Why Don t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It
✏Author : Patricia Marx
✏Publisher : Celadon Books
✏Release Date : 2019-04-02
✏Pages : 112
✏ISBN : 9781250301970
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Why Don t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It Book Summary : The perfect Mother's Day gift: A collection of witty one-line advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx heard from her mother, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy maternal cautions include: If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out. If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end. When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view. Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it? Every child will want to buy this for mom on Mother's Day!

📒The Weight Of A Pearl ✍ Walker Smith

✏Book Title : The Weight of a Pearl
✏Author : Walker Smith
✏Publisher : Sonata Books, LLC
✏Release Date : 2018-06-25
✏Pages : 251
✏ISBN : 9780990499688
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Weight of a Pearl Book Summary : In 1937, a young trumpet player called Doc leaves Harlem with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Eight hundred miles away, a little girl named Pearl is fighting a child’s war against poverty and paternal abuse in a Chicago tenement. Spain’s defeat leads directly to World War II. For the honor of Spain and self, Doc heads off to fight another war. Meanwhile, Pearl discovers the power of her voice and begins her own odyssey.By 1946, the war is over and New York is sizzling with the sounds of bebop. Doc returns to find peace in the music, but everything changes when the band’s new singer walks into the club. Her voice is as deep and arresting as her dark eyes, and her name takes up residence in his mind. Pearl.After a turbulent start, they ease into a healing love and claim Harlem as their small piece of America. But soon a new war is rumbling. As a deadly strain of heroin floods their streets, Doc is targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and Pearl falls under the scrutiny of a stalker with a badge. Doc learns that everything is linked, and must revisit a chilling question he still carries from Spain: What constitutes an act of war? And what is he prepared to do about it?

✏Book Title : Tim Gunn The Natty Professor
✏Author : Tim Gunn
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2015-03-24
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781476780085
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tim Gunn The Natty Professor Book Summary : A timeless book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning from New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn, host of the Emmy Award–nominated Project Runway and the reality show Under the Gunn. Tim Gunn, America’s favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner. While Gunn’s Golden Rules showcased Tim “as life coach,” imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim “as teacher.” Divided into sections on common themes—truth-telling, empathy, asking, cheerleading, and hoping for the best—this practical, timely book takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim’s own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist’s office, to illustrate larger concepts. Says Bette Midler of Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor, “This book is as smart and fashionable as Tim Gunn himself, and it’s teeming with surprising, moving, and often hilarious stories about teaching, learning, and life. I loved it!” So grab a pencil and start taking notes: class is officially in session!

📒Forbidden Dreams ✍ Leonid Prymak

✏Book Title : Forbidden Dreams
✏Author : Leonid Prymak
✏Publisher : iUniverse
✏Release Date : 2002-02-27
✏Pages : 420
✏ISBN : 9781469771199
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Forbidden Dreams Book Summary : A young worldly Russian, a violinist, Vladimir Volkonsky, unexpectedly falls in love with an innocent voice student. Her name is Lara. He first sees her on stage from the orchestra where he is rehearsing for a concert. During the months leading into winter, Lara and Vladimir are warmed against the chilly Moscow nights by each other. They are awakened to a passion that previously each had found only in music. While that passion tragically is lost when Vladimir fulfills his childhood dream to leave his homeland, the spirit of her love sustains him in his new life in the United States. Set is Moscow and Richmond, Virginia, the tragic romance of Lara and Vladimir is revealed with sensual and ethereal passages, touching both the heart and the spirit. Filled with historical references to the last days of the Czar, the lives of musicians and brushes with celebrities, Forbidden Dreams is filled with passion, music and paranormal experiences.