Category: Humor Satire

New PDF release: The Fixer Upper

By Mary Kay Andrews

ISBN-10: 006083739X

ISBN-13: 9780060837396

After her boss is stuck in a political scandal, fledgling Washington lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left broke, unemployed, and homeless. out of ideas, she reluctantly accepts her father's provide to aid flip birdsong—the fading Victorian mansion he lately inherited in Guthrie, Georgia—into a true property funds cow. yet birdsong seems to be a moldering Pepto-bismol-pink unload with duct-taped home windows, a driveway filled with junk, and a grumpy far-off relation who is claiming squatter's rights. caught in a tiny city the place every body turns out to grasp her enterprise, Dempsey grits her tooth and rolls up her sleeves, and starts her trip again to the final position she ever anticipated: domestic.

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Get The Family Man PDF

By Elinor Lipman

ISBN-10: 0618644660

ISBN-13: 9780618644667

Ahysterical mobilephone name from his ex-wife and a well-recognized face in a photo upend Henry Archer’s wellordered lifestyles. they convey him again into touch with the kid he loved, a non permanent stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage in the past. Henry is a attorney, an old school guy, homosexual, winning, lonely. Thalia is now twenty-nine, an actresshopeful, estranged from her newly widowed crackpot mom— Denise, Henry’s ex. Hoping it is going to result in higher issues for her profession, Thalia is of the same opinion to pose because the female friend of a former sitcom megastar and present horror-movie luminary who's down on his romantic success. while Thalia and her advanced social existence circulation into the basement of Henry’s higher West part townhouse, she unearths a champion in her long-lost father, and he unearths new life—and perhaps even new love—in the commotion.

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Download e-book for kindle: Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Stella Gibbons

By Stella Gibbons

"Quite easily one of many funniest satirical novels of the final century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition

The deliriously entertaining Cold convenience Farm is "very most likely the funniest booklet ever written" (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels. whilst the lately orphaned socialite plants Poste descends on her kin on the aptly named chilly convenience Farm in inner most Sussex, she reveals a singularly depressing team in dire desire of her specific expertise: organization.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes by means of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download e-book for kindle: Fundraising for Social Change (Kim Klein's Chardon Press) by Kim Klein

By Kim Klein

ISBN-10: 0787984558

ISBN-13: 9780787984557

ISBN-10: 0787988200

ISBN-13: 9780787988203

Because it used to be first released in 1988, Fundraising for Social swap has develop into probably the most everyday books on fundraising within the usa. Fundraising practitioners and activists depend upon it for hands-on, particular, and obtainable fundraising options, and it has develop into a required textual content in dozens of faculty classes round the nation. This 5th variation bargains the data that has made the ebook a vintage: confirmed knowledge on requesting cash, making plans and engaging in significant presents campaigns, utilizing junk mail successfully, and masses extra. The publication has been considerably replaced to incorporate new technology—e-mail, on-line giving, and blogs—and includes multiplied chapters on capital and endowment campaigns, tips on how to suppose cozy inquiring for cash, easy methods to recruit a staff of individuals to aid with fundraising, and the way to construct significant relationships with donors. moreover, this crucial source comprises new details on such well timed themes as ethics, operating throughout cultural traces, and the way to create possibilities for fundraising extra systematically and strategically.

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Download PDF by Johnson Jones Hooper: Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs: Late of the Tallapoosa

By Johnson Jones Hooper

ISBN-10: 0585258937

ISBN-13: 9780585258935

ISBN-10: 0817307060

ISBN-13: 9780817307066

Originally released in 1845, Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs is a chain of sketches written partially to parody a few the crusade literature of the period. the nature, Simon Suggs, along with his motto, “it is sweet to be shifty in a brand new country,” totally incarnates a backwoods model of the nationwide archetypes now be aware of because the self belief guy, the grafter, the pro flim-flam artist supremely expert within the arts through which a guy will get alongside on the earth. This vintage quantity of excellent humor is determined within the rough-and-tumble international of frontier existence and politics.

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The Vows of Silence - download pdf or read online

By Susan Hill

ISBN-10: 1400025087

ISBN-13: 9781400025084

Gunmen are terrorising younger ladies within the Cathedral city of Lafferton.What — if whatever — hyperlinks the it sounds as if random murders? Is the marksman with a rifle a similar individual because the killer with a handgun?Detective leader Superintendent Simon Serrailler falls again on well-tried police tools corresponding to wondering neighbours and house-to-house searches. He attempts to stick on step sooner than the killer to avoid each one new outrage. And he attempts to imagine himself into the gunman’s head.Meanwhile, his sister, Cat, has back together with her relations from Australia, and Simon is once more sucked into relations lifestyles at her welcoming farmhouse. yet tragedy moves, and the heat and safety of domestic are cruelly tested...Vows of Silence is a sequel to many of the Haunts of fellows, The natural in middle and the chance of Darkness.

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New PDF release: Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood

By Robby Benson

ISBN-10: 0061245003

ISBN-13: 9780061245008

ISBN-10: 0061479578

ISBN-13: 9780061479571

A Hollywood insider attracts from his 4 a long time of expertise to create a scathingly great and caustically comedic bird's-eye view behind the curtain of comedy tv. A wickedly scrumptious roman-a-clef concerning the making of a sitcom referred to as My city neighbors, this satirical romp of a unique portrays lifestyles at the different aspect of the tv lens, hilariously sending up self-serious Hollywood stereotypes around the board. Programmed-for-success director J. T. Baker has to deliver an up-and-coming sitcom to fruition after its preliminary director shoots himself within the head with a nail gun. Comically annotated with valuable and enlightening Hollywood word list phrases ("Creative-type director: person who has no desire of operating during this city again"; "Eccentric: Affecting a mode of gown, hairstyle, speech, mannerisms, etc., conscientiously calculated to provide the influence of artistic credibility"), Benson creates an exaggerated global of loopy writers; backstabbing executives, brokers, and manufacturers; foul-mouthed everyone-elses; and hardcore cynics—and the ridiculous internal monologues at the back of them.

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Download e-book for kindle: Campaign Ruby by Jessica Rudd

By Jessica Rudd

ISBN-10: 1921656573

ISBN-13: 9781921656576

Meet Ruby Stanhope: late-twenties, workaholic funding banker, Notting Hill fashionista. yet that used to be the previous day. this present day Ruby is retrenched, hungover, ?2000 poorer – preserving a same-day, non-refundable price tag to Melbourne. Arriving in the midst of a heatwave, she meets the chief of the competition at a celebration and is drafted to paintings on his election crusade. Out of her intensity, and working with a breakneck agenda, a sizzling (off-limits) journalist, approaching deportation and a malfunctioning cloth wardrobe, Ruby needs to do her top to win the election and locate love. 'From the 1st page…you comprehend you're in for a superb time. it is a roller-coaster, high-heeled adventure…Extremely enjoyable.' Woman's Day

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Download PDF by Marcus Walsh: Laurence Sterne

By Marcus Walsh

ISBN-10: 0582368502

ISBN-13: 9780582368507

The eighteenth century was once a interval while the fashionable Novel emerged in the course of the paintings of writers corresponding to Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. even if, the writing of Sterne is famous as influencing smooth writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards greater than any of the opposite eighteenth century novelists. within the final 20 years Sterne's paintings has turn into a spotlight for a flourishing physique of labor and critical debates in lots of new and constructing components of literary concept which come with gender, sexuality, postmodernism, and deconstruction. Sterne's significant novel 'Tristram Shandy' is thought of as deploying a number of 'post-modern literary units' anticipated to be present in overdue 20th century paintings instead of in paintings written within the 1700s. this can be a severe reader, made from a set of essays, which mixes the main attention-grabbing and stimulating contemporary serious brooding about Sterne. those essays signify contemporary theoretical and demanding debates surrounding Sterne's writing and are grouped thematically For readers drawn to literary feedback and 18th century literature.

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