Laze around the campfire with a glass of red wine and enjoy V.K. Black's third volume of short, sweet and kinda sexy tales. These eight stories follow honeymooning couple, Ellie and Michael, as they travel around Australia in a beat up old Land Cruiser, sleep in a tent, and don't mind at all that their air mattress is flat the next morning. Chuckle with them as they make love, fight, and meet amazing people from all over the world.
As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: Working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did.Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back.Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, Man Up! is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). You just need to Man Up!A Hachette Audio production.
This new collection of vintage-with-a-twist work by Anne Taintor offers up a fresh serving of Anne's signature hilarious commentary on the joys, challenges, and cocktail hours of motherhood. From the fundamentals (WOW! I get to give birth AND change diapers!) to putting food on the table (you see them as pies . . . I see them as cries for help) to dealing with childhood questions (because I'm the mother . . . that's why) and strategies for taking the edge off (now be a dear and fetch mommy her flask), Taintor expertly captures the funny, frantic, and honest thoughts that most moms have experienced, with an attitude mothers everywhere will welcome.
We've all had bad days: lost our keys, broken a nail, missed a train. Some days, however, are much worse than others, as Justin Racz proves in this hilarious new addition to the smash hit Worse Than Yours series. Collecting fifty of the most memorable "bad days," this outrageous book catalogs everything from the daily ("First gray hair noticed") to the legendary ("Eve eats apple"), from the public ("New York City sanitation strike") to the painfully private ("Ricky gets atomic wedgie, 1976"). An inspired and fully illustrated testament to schadenfreude, 50 Days Worse than Yours proves that nothing is as universal as suffering.
Whether you're a kid ("Picked last in gym-again"), a new parent ("Barney invented"), or facing down middle age ("AARP card arrives"), you can be sure to find some comfort in this riotous compilation of things gone wrong. After all, it could have been much, much worse...
Justin Racz is the author of 50 Boyfriends Worse Than Yours, 50 Relatives Worse Than Yours, 50 Jobs Worse Than Yours and J.Crewd. He is an advertising copywriter and lives in New York City.
Alec Brownstein is a film director and advertising copywriter. He lives in New York City and was a contributing writer on 50 Relatives Worse Than Yours.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of At the End of the Feast by Anonymous.A traditional English Christmas Carol, first published in New Christmas Carols in 1642.This poem was the Weekly Poetry Project for the week beginning December 25th 2011. (Summary by Lucy Perry)
DATES FROM HELL (And A Few Moments Made In Heaven)' is a collection of true, funny-awful nightmare dating stories. We asked people to send us their 'hell date' tales, and they sure did! We received stories from all over America, as well as Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. And, yes, we include a few 'Moments Made In Heaven' just to prove that romance isn't quite dead. Of course, the funniest stories are the 'Dates from Hell' such as...
Nina G bills herself as “The San Francisco Bay Area’s Only Female Stuttering Comedian.” On stage, she encounters the occasional heckler, but off stage she is often confronted with people’s comments toward her stuttering; listeners completing her sentences, inquiring, “Did you forget your name?” and giving unwanted advice like “slow down and breathe” are common. (As if she never thought about slowing down and breathing in her over thirty years of stuttering!)
When Nina started comedy nearly ten years ago, she was the only woman in the world of stand-up who stuttered—not a surprise, since men outnumber women four to one amongst those who stutter and comedy is a male-dominated profession. Nina’s brand of comedy reflects the experience of many people with disabilities in that the problem with disability isn’t in the person with it but in a society that isn’t always accessible or inclusive.
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