Scotland’s Jesus and My Shit Life So Far 2-in-1 Collection

Author: Frankie Boyle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007560834

Category: Humor

Page: 640

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Frankie Boyle’s uproarious bestseller My Shit Life So Far combined with his latest book, Scotland’s Jesus, which showcases Frankie’s increasingly unsympathetic worldview and philosophical despair, now available in one complete eBook volume.

Escape Route

Author: John Parker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477226216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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What is an escape route? An escape route is essential if you want to stay scot-free and not end up in prison or worse. This is a story about myself and the many tight spots I have got myself into and how I managed to escape scot-free. Indeed I am a Scot and know the origin and meaning of the expression. So I have always known to make sure that I had an escape route to prevent me from ending up in the quicksand. In the course of this book, I intend to give you my outlook on life, how Ive spent it and my opinions on many subjects. The vast majority of this book is true and the few exaggerations I have included for a laugh, you will be able to spot, but there are very few. I will not be caring if I offend anyone nor will I be politically correct in any way. If you are easily offended, dont read it. I was born in the sixties, so my sense of humour came into being in the seventies when things werent quite so politically correct as they are now. Those were the days when Warren Mitchells character Alf Garnett was the biggest comedy star on the television, so the sense of humour in this book will not be to everyones taste. But if you enjoy a good laugh . . . read on.

Water by the Spoonful (Revised TCG Edition)

Author: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368772

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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“How many plays make us long for grace? Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Hudes is such a rare play; it is a yearning, funny, deeply sad and deeply lyrical piece, a worthy companion to Hudes’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue. The play infects us with the urge to find connection within our families and communities and remains with us long after we’ve left the theater.” –Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned to Drive “Hudes’s writing is controlled and graceful. Each of the play’s 15 short scenes is perfectly balanced, the language both lyrical and lucid.” –Richard Zoglin, Time “For a drama peopled by characters who have traveled a long way in the dark, Water by the Spoonful gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth. Ms. Hudes writes with such empathy and vibrant humor about people helping one another to face down their demons that regeneration and renewal always seem to be just around the corner.” –Charles Isherwood, New York Times Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Water by the Spoonful is “a rich, brilliant montage of American urban life that is as dazzling to watch as it is difficult to look away from” (Associated Press). Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts forge an unbreakable bond of support and love. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. Water by the Spoonful is a heartfelt and poetic meditation on lives on the brink of redemption and self-discovery during a time of heightened uncertainty, “as startling and innovative and human on the page as on the stage” (Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author). Hudes’s cycle of three plays began with Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue (Pulitzer Prize finalist) and concludes with The Happiest Song Plays Last. Quiara Alegría Hudes is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue. Her other works include Barrio Grrrl!, a children’s musical; 26 Miles; Yemaya’s Belly and The Happiest Song Plays Last, the third piece in her acclaimed trilogy. Hudes is on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, which produced her first play in the tenth grade. She now lives in New York with her husband and children.

Bad Words

Author: Philip Gooden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472141563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 4646

Once upon a time, the worst words you could utter were short, simple and tended to be four letters in length. Now things are more complicated. To be insulted as a 'snowflake' or an 'expert' is arguably worse than being called a **** or a **** or even a ****. So what are today's 'bad words' and how are they different from yesterday's taboo expressions? This entertaining guide to the shifting sands of bad language is indispensable in an increasingly divided world in which abuse becomes ever more widespread and vituperative. Philip Gooden shows how and why taboo words and contentious expressions, including those four-letter ones, were first used in English. He discusses the ways such words have changed over the years and explores how a single syllable or two may possess an almost magical power to offend, distress or infuriate. Bad Words investigates the most controversial and provocative words in the English language in a way that is both anecdotal and analytical. Combining intrigue and scandal, the book delves into expressions connected to religion, ethnicity, nationality, politics, swearing and oaths, and includes contemporary issues like political correctness and elitism.

My shit life:well almost

Author: Shauna Kay Watson

Publisher: Shauna Kay Watson


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9153

Ashley is a blogger living in New York City with her roommate/best friend Sophia. Ashley prides herself on being successful and building her blogging empire. She meet Matthew, a Brit, from a very successful family, they talked for the first time after running unto each other at the gym. The eventually became a couple but their relationship was hit with many bumps and rocks, that will put them in a tough position; between exes and parents, will they have it all figured out to stay together.

Water by the Spoonful

Author: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822227151

Category: Drama

Page: 68

View: 1429

THE STORY: Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. The boundaries of family and communi

The Power of Words (2)

Author: Stilovsky,Schrödinger

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728399041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 9550

Literature of all kinds plays such an important place in our lives whether it’s biography, classics, crime or poetry. In this non-fiction volume you will find a mine of facts which will fascinate all who love books. Felix Schrödinger and Pyotr Stilovsky have compiled in this, the fifth volume of the series, a compendium of information that will appeal to all who love language and especially those who seek out knowledge for its own sake.

Upside In

Author: Scott A235 Hughes

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1800466048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Upside In is a white-knuckle true story of a life to date, which takes you through every emotion imaginable in the life of Scott Hughes

Ascent of the A-Word

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610391764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 2336

It first surfaced in the gripes of GIs during World War II and was captured early on by the typewriter of a young Norman Mailer. Within a generation it had become a basic notion of our everyday moral life, replacing older reproaches like lout and heel with a single inclusive category -- a staple of country outlaw songs, Neil Simon plays, and Woody Allen movies. Feminists made it their stock rebuke for male insensitivity, the est movement used it for those who didn't "get it," and Dirty Harry applied it evenhandedly to both his officious superiors and the punks he manhandled. The asshole has become a focus of collective fascination for us, just as the phony was for Holden Caulfield and the cad was for Anthony Trollope. From Donald Trump to Ann Coulter, from Mel Gibson to Anthony Weiner, from the reality TV prima donnas to the internet trolls and flamers, assholism has become the characteristic form of modern incivility, which implicitly expresses our deepest values about class, relationships, authenticity, and fairness. We have conflicting attitudes about the A-word -- when a presidential candidate unwittingly uttered it on a live mic in 2000, it confirmed to some that he was a man of the people and to others that he was a boor. But considering how much the word does for us, and to us, it hasn't gotten nearly the attention it deserves -- at least until now.

One Body

Author: Catherine Simpson

Publisher: Saraband

ISBN: 1913393356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 6032

Shortlisted in Scotland’s National Book Awards By the time she reached her fifties, Catherine had experienced period pain, childbirth, and early menopause, alongside love and laughter, a career in journalism, and raising two daughters. Like many of her peers, along the way she'd dieted, jogged, sweated, tanned, permed, and plucked—always attempting to conform to prevailing standards of "acceptable womanhood." But when a medical crisis comes along, she can no longer pummel her body into submission and is forced to take stock. From growing up on a farm where veterinarians were more common than doctors, and where illness was “a nuisance,” she now faces the nuisance of a lifetime. One Body is the demystifying, relatable, often hilarious, and sometimes hair-raising story of how Catherine navigates her treatment and the emotions and reflections it provokes. And how she comes to drop the unattainable standards imposed on her body, and simply appreciate the skin she is in.