How Did You Get This Number

Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101188286

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 3943

From the author of the sensational bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. In Cake readers were introduced to the foibles of Crosley's life in New York City-always teetering between the glamour of Manhattan parties, the indignity of entry-level work, and the special joy of suburban nostalgia-and to a literary voice that mixed Dorothy Parker with David Sedaris and became something all its own. Crosley still lives and works in New York City, but she's no longer the newcomer for whom a trip beyond the Upper West Side is a big adventure. She can pack up her sensibility and takes us with her to Paris, to Portugal (having picked it by spinning a globe and putting down her finger, and finally falling in with a group of Portuguese clowns), and even to Alaska, where the "bear bells" on her fellow bridesmaids' ponytails seemed silly until a grizzly cub dramatically intrudes. Meanwhile, back in New York, where new apartments beckon and taxi rides go awry, her sense of the city has become more layered, her relationships with friends and family more complicated. As always, Crosley's voice is fueled by the perfect witticism, buoyant optimism, flair for drama, and easy charm in the face of minor suffering or potential drudgery. But in How Did You Get This Number it has also become increasingly sophisticated, quicker and sharper to the point, more complex and lasting in the emotions it explores. And yet, Crosley remains the unfailingly hilarious young Everywoman, healthily equipped with intelligence and poise to fend off any potential mundanity in maturity.


Author: David Gomadza

Publisher: David Gomadza


Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1749

A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.

How Did You Get This Number

Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594485194

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 3983

The hilarious New York Times bestselling literary essay collection from Sloane Crosley, the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and The Clasp. Sloane Crosley, the brilliantly funny "fountain of observations" (Boston Globe), now takes readers from a bear-infested wedding in Alaska to a run-in with clowns in Portugal in a new collection of essays about the messiest and most unexpected dilemmas life has to offer. "How sure-footed and observant Sloane Crosley is. How perfectly, relentlessly funny." -- David Sedaris

Night Rain

Author: Joe Hilley

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781589190993

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 1673

A hurricane, a looter, an unidentified dead body, and secrets kept buried for years... Sounds like a case for attorney Mike Connolly!

Room 24

Author: Katie Prejean McGrady

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594716501

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7287

Five years after she graduated from high school, teacher, youth minister, and sought-after speaker Katie Prejean McGrady returned to her alma mater in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to teach freshman theology. In the early years of her career, McGrady’s hormonal, sometimes grumpy, and often confused students taught her what it means to evangelize. Her frequently witty and always candid stories—and the ten lessons she offers—will inspire anyone who works with youth in the Church today. As she began her first year of teaching, McGrady was eager to impart the Catholic doctrine she loves to her class in room 24 at St. Louis Catholic high school, but she was quickly rattled by the magnitude of the task, especially when she was challenged by a teen who said he didn’t believe. In ten brief and compelling chapters, McGrady shares humorous and hopeful interactions she’s had with her students that helped her learn that teaching them about Jesus and his Church is not as important as knowing them, loving them, and inviting them to know and love Jesus as a personal friend and savior. Her frequent mistakes and occasional successes with her students taught McGrady how to evangelize young people by building relationships in joyful, humble, and prayerful ways. Likewise, McGrady determined that the power of inviting conversation, welcoming questions, and witnessing to faith through personal stories engages students and helps them fall in love with Jesus.

Don't Ever Leave This Country

Author: Tony Esposito

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438982925

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 2610

Set in San Francisco during the early 1980s, Don't Ever Leave This Country draws a connection between the narcissism of America and that of a reckless young man on the loose for the first time. You might not want to trade places with the protagonist, Evan Bando, but you will stay with him through the good times and then the hard lessons learned until the fateful conclusion that catapults the reader to the present day. This strange and funny novel starts out as a simple tale of youthful excess and indiscretion, and goes beyond with its intriguing storytelling and strong emotional impact.

How Did You Get this Number

Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846272257

Category: Travel

Page: 274

View: 1629

A sparkling second book from the bestselling author of 'I Was Told There'd Be Cake' in which Crosley leaves her familiar stomping ground of Manhattan to travel The World: elegant writing, mordant wit and genuine insight. What happens when the minibus full

Profile for Seduction (Mills & Boon Vintage Romantic Suspense) (The Cordasic Legacy, Book 3)

Author: Karen Whiddon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472038916

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

View: 5968

The clock is ticking... Every minute means another woman may die. The Cowtown Killer is free from prison and stalking the very woman who helped put him away–FBI Special Agent Lea Cordasic. She's determined to see this grisly murderer who held her captive locked away forever. She just doesn't know if she can do it on her own.

New York

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

View: 9377

I'm Still Me

Author: Betty Jean Lifton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553205022


Page: 210

View: 6863

A history assignment to explore her roots propels a high school junior into a search for her biological parents.