I was at my wit's end. I'd had enough of this job, this life, and my relationship had broken up. Should I eat chocolate, or go to India, or fall in love? Then I had a revelation: Why not do all three, in that order? And so it was that I embarked on a journey that was segmented into three parts and was then made into a major motion picture. Later, I woke up on an airplane with a hole in my face and a really bad hangover. I was ushered brusquely off the plane by my parents who took me to a rehab where I tested positive for coke, classic coke, special k (the drug), Special K (the cereal), mushrooms, pepperoni, and Restless Leg Syndrome. It was there that I first began painting with my feet. But rewind...the year was 1914. I was just a young German soldier serving in the trenches while simultaneously trying to destroy an evil ring with some help from an elf, a troll, and a giant sorcerer, all while cooking every recipe out of a Julia Child cookbook. What I'm trying to say is that there was a secret code hidden in a painting and I was looking for it with this girl who had a tattoo of a dragon! Let me clarify, it was the 1930s and a bunch of us were migrating out of Oklahoma, and I was this teenage wizard/CIA operative, okay? And, um then I floated off into the meta-verse as a ball of invisible energy that had no outer edge... Ugh, okay. None of this is true. I'm just kind of a normal guy from New Jersey who moved to New York, got into comedy, wrote this book about trying to write this book, and then moved to Alaska, became the mayor of a small town, spent $30,000 on underwear, and now I'm going to rule the world!!!
There are millions of new motorcyclists hitting the blacktop every year. But being part of the American motorcycle culture takes more than just wanting to be cool. It takes a passion for the open road, freedom, and a lifestyle that even the best financing cant buy. This book, by someone who knows motorcycles as few do, provides a road map to biker culture for anyone new to the experience. Jay Barbieri explains everything a new rider needs to know to become a real biker. He begins with a brief history of motorcycles, and draws on his twenty-five years of riding experience for examples of what works and doesn't in this heady world. Most of all, he aims to spare new bikers the bad decisions neophytes typically make. With hundreds of motorcycle trips under his belt, there is not a mistake Barbieri hasn't made or a situation he hasn't encountered. By sharing the sometimes comical outcomes, he gives the new biker a head start to become more comfortable, credible, and knowledgeable about joining a community that is as much a part of American culture as baseball, hotdogs and apple pie.
Handsome, brew-guzzling American Dallas Beaudine encounters British playgirl Francesca Day on a backwoods English lane, and the two discover a chemistry that allows their respective natures--akin to oil and water--to mix. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Captain Funny Pants Presents Clever Jokes for Clever Kids
Captain Funny Pants Presents Clever Jokes for Clever Kids is great fun for all ages! This book has knock-knock jokes that will knock your socks off! Delight your friends with witty one-liners, and make those long road trips a blast. There are also great illustrations to keep your early readers engaged. Clever Jokes for Clever Kids is a collection of stellar jokes for kids of all ages that is sure to entertain. "Shaking hands with pirates is amazing. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!" -Captain Funny Pants Q: Do you know why horse-food stores are so bad at taking criticism? A: They hate getting any kind of feed back! Q: What do you call a steak that’s just returned from finishing school? A: Well seasoned! Punchline Press is dedicated to artisanal production of cleverness. We deliver only the finest jokes.
From award-winning novelist Cherie Claire comes a new paranormal mystery series. They say there are blessings from Hurricane Katrina. For Viola Valentine of New Orleans, it was losing her dead-end job and leaving behind a loveless marriage and an overbearing family. But the storm also blew open a psychic door. Now she sees ghosts who have died by water. As she enters her new career as travel writer, solving mysteries that appear with apparitions everywhere she goes, the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her. Or does she? BOOK DETAILS • Contemporary paranormal mystery • Book One of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series • A full-length novel of 82,000 words • R-rated content: Light sexuality • Set in Louisiana and the Deep South The Viola Valentine Mystery Series A Ghost of a Chance Ghost Town Trace of a Ghost Ghost Trippin’ Give Up the Ghost The Ghost is Clear (novella) The Cajuns historical saga Emilie Rose Gabrielle Delphine A Cajun Dream The Letter (novella) The Cajun Embassy Ticket to Paradise Damn Yankees Gone Pecan Carnival Confessions: A Mardi Gras Novella Non-fiction titles by Cheré Coen: Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets with Jude Bradley Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History
Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s hilarious New York Times bestseller is now a major motion picture co-written and produced by Ira Glass (This American Life) starring Birbiglia and Emmy-nominated actress Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under). Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor Sleepwalk with Me is a comedic memoir, but I’m only thirty-two years old, so I’d hate for you to think I’m “wrapping it up,” so to speak. But I tell some really personal stories. Stories that I considered not publishing time and time again—about my childhood, about girls I made out with when I was thirteen, about my parents, and, of course, about my bouts with sleepwalking. Bring this book to bed. And sleepwalk with me.
When Chloe Kaufman meets Lyndon she has no time for love. Her father's illness drives her to strive for success in an attempt to make life easier for her mother. That drive leaves very little space for falling in love. But when love is staring her in the face refusing to walk away she is tempted to jump in head first, caution to the wind. She soon finds that love is exactly what she was expecting it to be. Time consuming, draining and downright hard. Love isn't supposed to hurt. But for Chloe and Lyndon it seems to be one thing after another. The secrets that he hides from her threaten to tear apart their relationship. When ex-wives and babies jump from Lyndon's closet, Chloe is faced with decisions that could place her family in a difficult financial situation. When Chloe receives news from her doctor, it only makes loving Lyndon even harder. Dealing with a life threatening illness turns Chloe's life upside down, making her want to give up not only on Lyndon but life as well.
ONE BALL EACH is a darkly, comic novel inside the television sitcom business. At forty Mike Lynch is considered over-the-hill in comedy circles. To add to his woes, his trophy wife is cheating on him with someone who can help her career more. Mike has fallen into a black pit called Hollywood and his fight to escape takes us behind the scenes on a network sitcom, into the executive offices of studios and networks where we meet the bizarre and demented people who make the decisions that become television series. This story is dark and nasty and pretty damned close to the truth.