Fowler Language


Author: Brian Gordon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781449486754
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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The Internet sensation, Fowl Language Comics, is back with its second book, Fowler Language, the perfect parenting humor book for anyone who liked Toddlers Are A**holes! "This Guy's Comics Hilariously Sum Up the Truth About Being a Parent." --Buzzfeed Are you a mom or dad? How wonderful and annoying for you! Do you know someone who will soon have a baby? How exciting and terrifying for them! Are your friends parents, too? Of course they are, those poor sons of bitches . . . If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Fowler Language is for you. And if you answered no, then congratulations, and feel free to sleep in this weekend! Thirty percent of the content in Fowler Language is original to the book, and the Fowl Language bonus panels will be included.

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real


Author: Brian Gordon
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449488447
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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“This Guy’s Comics Hilariously Sum Up the Truth About Being a Parent.” —Buzzfeed He's back, and he's totally got parenting figured out this time. KIDDING. It's another collection of Fowl Language comics, ripped from the headlines of this author's actual friggin' life. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll swear. It's almost exactly like a day of parenting, except without the annoying little people.

Fowl Language

Welcome to Parenting
Author: Brian Gordon
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449479901
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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Parenting can be a magical journey full of bliss and wonder . . . if you're on the right meds. For the rest of us, it's another thing altogether. Fowl Language Comics takes an unvarnished look at the tedium and aggravation of parenting, while never forgetting that the reason we put up with those little jerks is that we love them so damn much. By poking fun at the daily struggles parents face, these cartoons help all of us feel less alone in our continual struggle to stay sane. Brian Gordon, creator of Fowl Language Comics, has two small children of his own and knows well the trials and tribulations that go along with raising them. With more than eighteen years of experience in humorous illustration, writing, and cartooning, Brian's visual point of view is memorable, authentic, and instantly recognizable. From Brian: "They say 'write what you know.' Well, I don’t know much, but I do know what it’s like to be the father of two brilliant, beautiful, bat-shit-crazy kids." Launched in July 2013, the relatable humor of Fowl Language broke out on HuffPost Parents, Pop Sugar Moms, Bored Panda, Awkward Family Photos, and countless other humor and parenting blogs. Thanks to more than 200,000 fans on social media, including Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, it continues to grow in popularity at a rapid pace.

Lunarbaboon

The Daily Life of Parenthood
Author: Christopher Grady
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449485634
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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Lunarbaboon shares life's parenting moments from the perspective of a 30-something dad/husband/chaos survivor. Together with the savvy, laid back Mom, wild child Moishe, baby Matilda, and a former Julliard student (their cat), Lunarbaboon must navigate the family and social dynamics of everyday life. Ranging from the hilarious (defeating closet monsters with a “stun” blaster that offers surprising facts about bears, Mars, and cats) to the sweet (the gray scale-to color transition out of depression at the touch of a loved one), this collection explores the bonds within a family and all the characters who bring both order and chaos to life. Lunarbaboon’s perfect meld of crabby humor and moments of impactful honesty give these comics a wide range and distinctive voice that’s both comical and sincere.

Only Dead on the Inside

A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Author: James Breakwell
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 194464864X
Category: Humor
Page: 200
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It's not easy being a parent these days. There are bills to pay. Kids to feed. And hordes of undead monsters to keep at bay. There are plenty of guides out there about how to survive the zombie apocalypse. All of them assume readers are young, fit, and unencumbered by children. In that scenario, the only living humans left will be smug, outdoorsy Millennials. That's hell on earth, even without the zombies. Only Dead on the Inside is the answer for the rest of us. Written by professional comedy writer and amateur father-of-four James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn), Only Dead on the Inside blends traditional parenting advice with zombie survival tips, bringing together two totally unrelated genres in a book no one asked for but everyone needs. This step-by-step manual teaches you how to raise happy, healthy children in a world overrun by the undead. Motivated moms and dads want it all, and that won't change at the end of the world. There's no reason you can't be a zombie killing machine AND parent of the year, but you have to work for it. If you want to make sure your family is apocalypse-ready, Only Dead on the Inside is your best—and only—chance at survival. No pressure, but if you don't read this book, your children will die.

Lady Stuff

Secrets to Being a Woman
Author: Loryn Brantz
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449488226
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 1920

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Home manicure tips, awkward seduction techniques, scoping out the snack table, and—most important—prioritizing naps: Lady Stuff reveals these womanly secrets and more. In sections like "Grooming and Habitat Maintenance," "Mating Habits," and others, these brightly colored, adorable comics find the humor in the awkwardness of simply existing. Like the work of Sarah Andersen, Gemma Correll, and Allie Brosh, Loryn Brantz’s Jellybean Comics are accessible and funny; lighthearted takes on the author's everyday experiences and struggles being a woman.

The Collector


Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316230200
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize.

Parenting - You Will Never Pee Alone Again

Therapeutic Comics For Very, Very Tired Moms and Dads (Summer and Muu Collection)
Author: Brenda Li
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781775217305
Category: Humor
Page: 108
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By the award-winning artist and popular Facebook/Instagram cartoonist, Brenda Li, Summer and Muu Comics are followed by over 53K fans as her comics are hilarious and therapeutic. Let's be real, you feel better when you see others struggling too *evil cackle. This book contains 100+ parenting comics; including fan favorites and brand new cartoons.

Slothilda

Living the Sloth Life
Author: Dante Fabiero
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510736603
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
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Slothilda is your spirit animal! Enjoy this completely relatable comic series about an adorable little sloth who's driven by her desire for self-improvement. Unfortunately, achieving her goals isn't always so easy. After all, she is a sloth, and being innately lazy often poses some interesting challenges to her personal growth. She constantly struggles to overcome procrastination, her love for junk food, and her addiction to modern day technology. Despite her lazy natural instincts, Slothilda remains ambitious and optimistic. She explores an inner conflict we can all relate to—the desire to succeed and grow, while paradoxically dealing with the ever present temptation to sloth.

Why Girls Are Weird

A Novel
Author: Pamela Ribon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743486404
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7006

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She was just writing a story. When Anna Koval decides to creatively kill time at her library job in Austin by teaching herself HTML and posting partially fabricated stories about her life on the Internet, she hardly imagines anyone besides her friend Dale is going to read them. He's been bugging her to start writing again since her breakup with Ian over a year ago. And so what if the "Anna K" persona in Anna's online journal has a fabulous boyfriend named Ian? It's not like the real Ian will ever find out about it. The story started writing itself. Almost instantly Anna K starts getting e-mail from adoring fans that read her daily postings religiously. One devotee, Tess, seems intent on becoming Anna K's real-life best friend and another, a male admirer who goes by the name of "Ldobler," sounds like he'd want to date Anna K if she didn't already have a boyfriend. Meanwhile, the real Anna can't help but wonder if her newfound fans like her or the alter ego she's created. It's only a matter of time before fact and fiction collide and force Anna to decide not only who she wants to be with, but who she wants to be.

Bare Minimum Parenting

The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child
Author: James Breakwell
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1946885622
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
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This isn’t a book about overachieving at parenting. This isn’t even a book about achieving exactly the right amount. This is a book about doing as little as possible without quite ruining your child. Overachieving parents want you to believe the harder you work, the better your kid will turn out. That lie ends now. The truth is most kids end up remarkably unremarkable no matter what you do, so you might as well achieve mediocrity by the easiest possible route. The goal of “bare minimum parenting” is to turn your child into a functional adult with only a fraction of the effort spent by super moms and dads. If you do it right, your kid will be no better or worse off than their kids, but with more free time left for you. That's more valuable than all the participation trophies in the world. In Bare Minimum Parenting, amateur parenting expert James Breakwell will teach you to stop worrying and embrace your child's destiny as devastatingly average. To get there, you'll have to overcome your kid, other parents, and yourself, all of whom will push you to do more than is absolutely necessary. Honestly, by reading this far, you’re already trying too hard. But don't stop now. You're exactly the kind of person who needs this book.

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: (Parenting. Marriage. Madness)


Author: Clint Edwards
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483433331
Category:
Page: 214
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"Clint is one of my favorite dad voices today ... He's the perfect combination of LOL funny, completely relatable and down to earth. There's nobody else quite like him!" - Jill Smokler, Scary Mommy "Clint Edwards brings real humor to the unsavory parts of childcare..." - Eli Epstein, Mashable "I always know, when I'm about to read a piece by Clint, that I'll end up nodding my head in agreement..." - Amy Joyce, The Washington Post "Clint Edwards writes about fatherhood in a way that is refreshingly self-deprecating and brilliantly honest. With views on parenting that are often off-beat and unconventional, Clint's work emanates a genuine warmth, enthusiasm and most of all, an unshakeable dedication to being the best father he can be." - Grace Koelma, Kidspot "Clint Edwards is dynamic. As a modern dad, his perspective is refreshing and his knack for stating the obvious and otherwise-not-mentioned is what allows him to connect with his readers." -Lara Bestbier, All4Baby.co.za

Heart and Brain

An Awkward Yeti Collection
Author: The Awkward Yeti,Nick Seluk
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449474837
Category: Humor
Page: 144
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Boasting more than two million pageviews per month, TheAwkwardYeti.com has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012. In addition to tons of fan favorites, Heart and Brain contains more than 75 brand new comics that have never been seen online. From paying taxes and getting up for work to dancing with kittens and starting a band, readers everywhere will relate to the ongoing struggle between Heart and Brain.

The Big Year

A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
Author: Mark Obmascik
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439107459
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus's hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record -- one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested...finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest -- or maybe the worst -- birding contest of all time. With an engaging, unflappably wry humor, Obmascik memorializes their wild and crazy exploits and, along the way, interweaves an entertaining smattering of science about birds and their own strange behavior with a brief history of other bird-men and -women; turns out even Audubon pushed himself beyond the brink when he was chasing and painting the birds of America. A captivating tour of human and avian nature, passion and paranoia, honor and deceit, fear and loathing, The Big Year shows the lengths to which people will go to pursue their dreams, to conquer and categorize -- no matter how low the stakes. This is a lark of a read for anyone with birds on the brain -- or not.

The Remains of the Day


Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307576187
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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The universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

Turn This Book Into a Beehive!

And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees
Author: Lynn Brunelle
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523501413
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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The Real Buzz on Bees What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here’s a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. Third, by following a few simple steps including removing the book’s cover and taping it together, readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. Fourth, added all together, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! lets kids make a difference in the world—building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations. Written by Lynn Brunelle, author of Pop Bottle Science, whose gift for making science fun earned her four Emmy Awards as a writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! introduces kids to the amazing mason bee, a non-aggressive, non-stinging super-pollinator that does the work of over 100 honeybees. Mason bees usually live in hollow reeds or holes in wood, but here’s how to make a home just for them: Tear out the perforated paper—each illustrated as a different room in a house—roll the sheets into tubes, enclose the tubes using the book’s cover, and hang the structure outside. The bees will arrive, pack mud into the tubes, and begin pollinating all the plants in your backyard. Twenty experiments and activities reveal even more about bees—how to smell like a bee, understand the role of flowers and pollen, learn how bees communicate with each other through “dance,” and more. It’s the real buzz on bees, delivered in the most ingenious and interactive way.

The French Lieutenant's Woman


Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316230138
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel. "Filled with enchanting mysteries and magically erotic possibilities" (New York Times), the novel inspired the hugely successful 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is today universally regarded as a modern classic.

Comics for a Strange World

A Book of Poorly Drawn Lines
Author: Reza Farazmand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735219885
Category: Humor
Page: 208
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In the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Poorly Drawn Lines, beloved webcomic artist Reza Farazmand returns with a new collection of comics that hilariously skewers our modern age. Comics for a Strange World takes readers through time, space, and alternate realities, reuniting fans with favourite characters and presenting even more ridiculous scenarios. Featuring 50 percent brand-new content alongside some of the most popular comics of the past year, Comics for a Strange World will be the perfect gift for your most sardonic friend or family member.

The Referral Engine

Teaching Your Business to Market Itself
Author: John Jantsch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429518
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 9454

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The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you. The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include: -Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening. -The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company's main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical. -Educate your customers. Referrals are only helpful if they're given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to. The secret to generating referrals lies in understanding the "Customer Referral Cycle"-the way customers refer others to your company who, in turn, generate even more referrals. Businesses can ensure a healthy referral cycle by moving customers and prospects along the path of Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, and Refer. If everyone in an organization keeps this sequence in mind, Jantsch argues, your business will generate referrals like a well-oiled machine. This practical, smart, and original guide is essential reading for any company looking to grow without a fat marketing budget.

Much Ado about Stuffing

The Best and Worst of @CrapTaxidermy
Author: @CrapTaxidermy,Adam Cornish
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449466699
Category: Humor
Page: 96
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Much Ado about Stuffing brings together the best and worst specimens featured on Twitter's hugely popular @CrapTaxidermy feed, along with some never before seen abominations of nature. Authored by Adam Cornish, a forest-dwelling, Taxonomy admirer, this book is not for the faint of heart or humor. You may laugh; you might cry; the only thing guaranteed is that for every book sold a donation will be made to help a real sanctuary that houses living animals that don't wear clothes or sit on chairs.