Digging Up Mother

Author: Doug Stanhope

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 030682440X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1008


Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography. It was Bonnie who recited Monty Python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. And it was Bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling. Bonnie's own path from bartending to truck driving, massage therapy, elder abuse, stand-up comedy, and acting never stopped her from being Doug's genuine number one fan. So when her alcoholic, hoarding life finally came to an end many weird adventures later in rural Arizona, it was inevitable that Doug and Bonnie would be together for one last excursion. Digging Up Mother follows Doug's absurd, chaotic, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, biggest fan, and love of his life-his mother. And it all starts with her death-one of the most memorable and amazing farewells you will ever read.

One Funny Mother

Author: Doug Stanhope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780306824395

Category:

Page: 288

View: 2187


After enjoying early success as co-host ofThe Man Show with Joe Rogan, the past twenty years of Doug Stanhope's career can be seen as a subversive insider attack against the "bro-code" he helped to launch. Following a very singular career arc, Stanhope turned his back on Hollywood and toured relentlessly for years, performing up to 200 shows a year. He's a giant cult comedian with a fiercely loyal audience. His material is abrasive and often offensive, but it also relies on a bullshit-free, hardcore, outraged, truth-telling perspective in the tradition of the late Bill Hicks. Stanhope's memoir is sure to rub many the wrong way, but not without causing fits of uncontrollable laughter in the process.

Stalkers Unlimited

Author: Margaret J. Carr

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 5579


STALKERS UNLIMITED Although married for seventeen years Sophie’s marriage is in trouble after Richard’s recent affair with a female colleague. The cracks only deepen with DI Oxford’s unsociable hours, the continuing conflict between Sophie and her teenage daughter, Kirsty, and Sophie trying to juggle two part-time jobs. In the market town of Thornhill three people are being stalked and a body is found on a patch of wasteland. The inspector and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. When Sophie encounters a face from her past, no one could have foreseen the horrific and deadly outcome. This is the sixth book in the Sophie Curtiss series.

Radical Simplicity

Author: Jim Merkel

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923366

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7404


Imagine you are first in line at a potluck buffet. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much is enough to leave for your neighbors behind you—not just the six billion people, but the wildlife, and the as-yet-unborn? In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their own lifestyles as a tangible way of transforming our unsustainable culture. Radical Simplicity is the first book that guides the reader to a personal sustainability goal, then offers a process to monitor progress to a lifestyle that is equitable amongst all people, species, and generations. It employs three tools to help readers begin their customized journey to simplicity: It uses refined tools from Our Ecological Footprint so readers can measure how much nature is needed to supply all they consume and absorb their waste. Combining lyrical narrative, compassionate advocacy, and absorbing science, Radical Simplicity is a practical, personal answer to twenty-first century challenges that will appeal as much to Cultural Creatives and students as to spiritual seekers, policy makers, and sustainability professionals.

Tracking Bear

Author: Aimée Thurlo,David Thurlo

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429981792

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8484


Ella Clah returns in Aimee and David Thurlo's Tracking Bear. "Mystery readers who like their murders solved by applied intelligence will love Ella Clah." --Tony Hillerman A group of businessmen is working to open a uranium mine and nuclear power plant on the Navajo Reservation. The NEED project will provide cheap power to the Navajo nation, employ many who are out of work, and earn income for the tribe by selling surplus power to Arizona, New Mexico, and other western states. Investigating the murder of a Navajo cop during a break-in and robbery, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah learns that the dead man's father, a retired physicist, is strongly opposed to uranium mining and nuclear plants. Ella's mother, Rose, opposes the plans as well, taking as her cause the health of the workers and the land. Kevin Tolino, the father of Ella's daughter, hires a bodyguard after receiving threats because of his public support of the project. A Navajo community college teacher is assaulted, and his office and home ransacked-apparently by the same person who murdered the Navajo police officer. A tribal official who opposes NEED is murdered. Clues seem to lead to a major supporter of the nuclear project, but the man insists he's being framed. Other area murders are also linked to NEED supporters-but why would a group of wealthy businessmen kill their opponents when they could just outspend them? There has to be more going on than political wrangling, but Ella is fumbling in the dark, with uncooperative witnesses and few clues. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Greatest Works of Anna Katharine Green

Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027237793

Category: Fiction

Page: 1155

View: 893


Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Anna Katharine Green". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". She is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green "stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits". Table of Contents: Amelia Butterworth Series: That Affair Next Door Lost Man's Lane The Circular Study Mystery Novels: The Leavenworth Case A Strange Disappearance X Y Z: A Detective Story Hand and Ring The Mill Mystery The Forsaken Inn Cynthia Wakeham's Money Agatha Webb One of My Sons The Filigree Ball The Millionaire Baby The Chief Legatee' The Woman in the Alcove The Mayor's Wife The House of the Whispering Pines Three Thousand Dollars Initials Only Dark Hollow The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow Non Detective Novel: The Sword of Damocles: A Story of New York Life Short Stories: The Old Stone House and Other Stories A Difficult Problem and Other Stories Room Number 3 and Other Detective Stories The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange

Delphi Complete Works of Anna Katharine Green (Illustrated)

Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1786560747

Category: Fiction

Page: 6391

View: 4663


The Mother of Detective Fiction, the American novelist Anna Katharine Green produced well-constructed plots, noted for their sound knowledge of criminal law and accurate realism. Her detective stories would have a lasting influence on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and countless other writers of crime and mystery literature. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Green’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Green’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major novels and other texts * All 29 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including Green’s last novel THE STEP ON THE STAIR * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special Amelia Butterworth Series contents table – the original influence for Jane Marple * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes rare uncollected short stories, appearing here for the first time in digital publishing, including 7 TO 12: A DETECTIVE STORY * Includes Green’s rare poetry collection THE DEFENCE OF THE BRIDE AND OTHER POEMS – available in no other collection * Green’s play RISIFI’S DAUGHTER, digitised here for the first time * Features rare non-fiction newspaper articles by Green * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Amelia Butterworth Series The Novels THE LEAVENWORTH CASE A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES XYZ HAND AND RING THE MILL MYSTERY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THE FORSAKEN INN A MATTER OF MILLIONS CYNTHIA WAKEHAM’S MONEY MARKED PERSONAL MISS HURD DOCTOR IZARD THAT AFFAIR NEXT DOOR LOST MAN’S LANE AGATHA WEBB THE CIRCULAR STUDY ONE OF MY SONS THE FILIGREE BALL THE MILLIONAIRE BABY THE WOMAN IN THE ALCOVE THE CHIEF LEGATEE THE MAYOR’S WIFE THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS THE HOUSE OF THE WHISPERING PINES INITIALS ONLY DARK HOLLOW THE MYSTERY OF THE HASTY ARROW THE STEP ON THE STAIR The Shorter Fiction THE OLD STONE HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY THE GOLDEN SLIPPER AND OTHER PROBLEMS FOR VIOLET STRANGE TO THE MINUTE, SCARLET AND BLACK UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play RISIFI’S DAUGHTER The Poetry THE DEFENCE OF THE BRIDE AND OTHER POEMS The Non-Fiction NEWSPAPER ARTICLES Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

DETECTIVE MYSTERIES Ultimate Collection: 48 Novels & Detective Tales in One Volume

Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8075833104

Category: Fiction

Page: 4631

View: 8707


This unique edition of carefully collected detective mysteries has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. That Affair Next Door Lost Man's Lane The Circular Study The Leavenworth Case A Strange Disappearance X Y Z: A Detective Story Hand and Ring The Mill Mystery The Forsaken Inn Cynthia Wakeham's Money Agatha Webb One of My Sons The Filigree Ball The Millionaire Baby The Chief Legatee' The Woman in the Alcove The Mayor's Wife The House of the Whispering Pines Three Thousand Dollars Initials Only Dark Hollow The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow The Old Stone House and Other Stories A Memorable Night The Black Cross A Mysterious Case Shall He Wed Her? A Difficult Problem The Gray Madam The Bronze Hand Midnight in Beauchamp Row The Staircase at the Hearts Delight The Hermit of ——— Street Room Number 3 The Ruby and the Caldron The Little Steel Coils The Amethyst Box The Thief The House in the Mist The Golden Slipper The Second Bullet An Intangible Clue The Grotto Spectre The Dreaming Lady The House of Clocks The Doctor, His Wife, and The Clock Missing: Page Thirteen ... Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was an American poet and novelist. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green "stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits". She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories.

Lost Man's Lane

Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8746


"Lost Man's Lane" by Anna Katharine Green. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.