Riding the Elephant

Author: Craig Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525533931

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit. Craig Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. The fact that he is neither dead nor in a locked facility (at the time of printing) is something of a miracle in itself. In Craig’s candid and revealing memoir, readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the unique and twisted Scottish American who became a national hero for pioneering the world’s first TV robot skeleton sidekick and reviving two dudes in a horse suit dancing as a form of entertainment. In Riding the Elephant, there are some stories that are too graphic for television, too politically incorrect for social media, or too meditative for a stand-up comedy performance. Craig discusses his deep love for his native Scotland, examines his profound psychic change brought on by fatherhood, and looks at aging and mortality with a perspective that he was incapable of as a younger man. Each story is strung together in a colorful tapestry that ultimately reveals a complicated man who has learned to process—and even enjoy—the unusual trajectory of his life.

Riding the Elephant

Author: Catharine McKenty

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 1611533473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6978


Host of Montreal’s top-rated English radio talk show, Neil McKenty appeared rational, balanced and a calming influence in any crisis. Would anyone have believed that this sparkling public figure was very different behind closed doors? They met on the dance floor: he, a former Jesuit; she, grand-daughter of a two-time mayor of Toronto. Raised by her single mother, Catharine left the staid life of tea-parties for reconciliation work in post-war Europe. As a journalist for Pace, a magazine for adventurous youth of the 1960s, she conquered Los Angeles from the wheel of a pink Jaguar, unearthing a scoop that resulted in a best-selling book and Hollywood movie. Friends applauded that Catharine had found her intellectual equal. When her new husband’s outbursts began, she attributed it to the stresses of married life. People knew little about mental illness in those days. It was far too uncomfortable to talk about. The word bipolar was virtually unknown. Together the McKentys wrote two best-selling books, rubbed shoulders with prime ministers, and worked closely with spiritual elites. Sandwiched between the couple’s many accomplishments were Neil’s suicidal depression and Catharine’s desperate attempts to cope. Catharine examines the influences that helped her to maintain her sanity and the sanctity of marriage with a talented and troubled husband. She aims to empower others who care deeply about someone affected with bipolar disorder.

Riding on an Elephant

Author: Heather Heyworth

Publisher: Koala Books

ISBN: 9780864618863

Category: Children's stories

Page: 26

View: 8753


Riding an elephant can be great fun. You never know what you might see! Bright colourful pictures with simple rhyming text, perfect for sharing with the very young.

ELEPHANT-THE LADY BOSS

Author: Dr. C.H. Basappanavar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1637816200

Category: Nature

Page: 364

View: 9166


Why elephant is known as, “The Lady Boss”? The Indian elephant Elephas maximus, the matriarchal society is led by the wisest and eldest female of the family/herd. Here, the matriarch is the boss. Being hub of the family, she not only performs the usual maternal tasks, but also protects the family with extreme efficiency from poten¬tial enemies, apart from guiding the family to safety in times of crises. The matriarch keeps male suitors at a trunk’s distance, only allowing them to join the herd when their presence is felt necessary to service the females in oestrus. Her long memory over fifty years experiences, among others, help in leading the family to introduce potential feeding grounds, waterholes, natural springs and salt licks within her domain ranging over 50 or more km2. The matriarchal family remains united and truly stable to enable to wage war against adversaries and enemies. With prowess and devotion to her kin, the ‘gentle giant’ remains the unques-tionable authority. She acts like a lady and thinks like a boss! Hence the book, “ELEPHANT-THE LADY BOSS”.

The Thailand Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Riding The Elephant

Author: Jay Diloy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781072299752

Category:

Page: 202

View: 8648


This Notebook is a perfect gift for teacher from students or student gifts from teacher to create bond between teacher and student.

The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

Author: Chris Cummins,Napoleon Katsos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192509551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 720

View: 6677


This handbook is the first to explore the growing field of experimental semantics and pragmatics. In the past 20 years, experimental data has become a major source of evidence for building theories of language meaning and use, encompassing a wide range of topics and methods. Following an introduction from the editors, the chapters in this volume offer an up-to-date account of research in the field spanning 31 different topics, including scalar implicatures, presuppositions, counterfactuals, quantification, metaphor, prosody, and politeness, as well as exploring how and why a particular experimental method is suitable for addressing a given theoretical debate. The volume's forward-looking approach also seeks to actively identify questions and methods that could be fruitfully combined in future experimental research. Written in a clear and accessible style, this handbook will appeal to students and scholars from advanced undergraduate level upwards in a range of fields, including semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive science, and neuroscience.