Double Cup Love

Double Cup Love
Author: Eddie Huang
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: One World
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812995473
Language: en
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From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He’d written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he’d even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan, who ran their restaurant business. Then he fell in love—and everything fell apart. The business was creating tension within the family; his life as a media star took him away from his first passion—food; and the woman he loved—an All-American white girl—made him wonder: How Chinese am I? The only way to find out, he decided, was to reverse his parents’ migration and head back to the motherland. On a quest to heal his family, reconnect with his culture, and figure out whether he should marry his American girl, Eddie flew to China with his two brothers and a mission: to set up shop to see if his food stood up to Chinese palates—and to immerse himself in the culture to see if his life made sense in China. Naturally, nothing went according to plan. Double Cup Love takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book rockets off as a sharply observed, globe-trotting comic adventure that turns into an existential suspense story with high stakes. Eddie takes readers to the crossroads where he has to choose between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become. Double Cup Love is about how we search for love and meaning—in family and culture, in romance and marriage—but also how that search, with all its aching and overpowering complexity, can deliver us to our truest selves. Praise for Eddie Huang’s Double Cup Love “Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey through [Eddie Huang’s] love story, new friendships, brotherhood, a whole lot of eating and more. Huang’s honest recounting shouts and whispers on every page in all-caps dialogues and hilarious side-commentary. Huang pulls simple truths and humor out of his complex adventure to China. His forthright sharing of anecdotes is sincere and generates uncontrollable laughter. . . . His latest memoir affirms not only that the self-described “human panda” is an engaging storyteller but a great listener, especially in the language of food.”—Chicago Tribune “An elaborate story of love and self-discovery . . . Huang’s writing is wry and zippy; he regards the world with an understanding of its absurdities and injustices and with a willingness to be surprised.”—Jon Caramanica, The New York Times “Huang is determined to tease out the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Asian-Americans give up parts of themselves in order to move forward. . . . Fortunately for us, he’s not afraid to speak up about it.”—The New Yorker “Huang connects in Chengdu the same way he assimilated in America—through food, hip-hop and a never-ending authenticity, which readers experience through his hilarious writing voice and style.”—New York Daily News

Double Cup Love

Double Cup Love
Author: Eddie Huang
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780812995466
Language: en
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"As he entered adulthood (of sorts), Huang began to wonder just how authentic his Chinese identity really was, a dilemma that grew more acute as he contemplated proposing marriage to his all-American (well, all-Italian-American) girlfriend. So he enlisted his brothers Emery and Evan and returned to the land his ancestors had abandoned. His immediate goal was to sample the best food in China, from four-star restaurants in Shanghai to sidewalk vendors in Chengdu, and open his own stand to see if his food stood up to Chinese tastes--but his deeper goal was to reconnect with his homeland, repair his frayed family relationships, decide whether to marry to his American girlfriend, and figure out just where to find meaning in his life."--Provided by publisher.

Double Cup Love

Double Cup Love
Author: Eddie Huang
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: One World
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812985436
Language: en
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From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He’d written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he’d even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan, who ran their restaurant business. Then he fell in love—and everything fell apart. The business was creating tension within the family; his life as a media star took him away from his first passion—food; and the woman he loved—an All-American white girl—made him wonder: How Chinese am I? The only way to find out, he decided, was to reverse his parents’ migration and head back to the motherland. On a quest to heal his family, reconnect with his culture, and figure out whether he should marry his American girl, Eddie flew to China with his two brothers and a mission: to set up shop to see if his food stood up to Chinese palates—and to immerse himself in the culture to see if his life made sense in China. Naturally, nothing went according to plan. Double Cup Love takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book rockets off as a sharply observed, globe-trotting comic adventure that turns into an existential suspense story with high stakes. Eddie takes readers to the crossroads where he has to choose between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become. Double Cup Love is about how we search for love and meaning—in family and culture, in romance and marriage—but also how that search, with all its aching and overpowering complexity, can deliver us to our truest selves. Praise for Eddie Huang’s Double Cup Love “Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey through [Eddie Huang’s] love story, new friendships, brotherhood, a whole lot of eating and more. Huang’s honest recounting shouts and whispers on every page in all-caps dialogues and hilarious side-commentary. Huang pulls simple truths and humor out of his complex adventure to China. His forthright sharing of anecdotes is sincere and generates uncontrollable laughter. . . . His latest memoir affirms not only that the self-described “human panda” is an engaging storyteller but a great listener, especially in the language of food.”—Chicago Tribune “An elaborate story of love and self-discovery . . . Huang’s writing is wry and zippy; he regards the world with an understanding of its absurdities and injustices and with a willingness to be surprised.”—Jon Caramanica, The New York Times “Huang is determined to tease out the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Asian-Americans give up parts of themselves in order to move forward. . . . Fortunately for us, he’s not afraid to speak up about it.”—The New Yorker “Huang connects in Chengdu the same way he assimilated in America—through food, hip-hop and a never-ending authenticity, which readers experience through his hilarious writing voice and style.”—New York Daily News

Fresh Off the Boat

Fresh Off the Boat
Author: Eddie Huang
Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: One World
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780679644897
Language: en
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NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON ABC • “Just may be the best new comedy of [the year] . . . based on restaurateur Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name . . . [a] classic fresh-out-of-water comedy.”—People “Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It’s a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Assimilating ain’t easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) immigrants—his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat. Young Eddie tried his hand at everything mainstream America threw his way, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys up to no good: skate punks, dealers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks. This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America’s deviant subcultures, trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food. Funny, moving, and stylistically inventive, Fresh Off the Boat is more than a radical reimagining of the immigrant memoir—it’s the exhilarating story of every American outsider who finds his destiny in the margins. Praise for Fresh Off the Boat “Brash and funny . . . outrageous, courageous, moving, ironic and true.”—New York Times Book Review “Mercilessly funny and provocative, Fresh Off the Boat is also a serious piece of work. Eddie Huang is hunting nothing less than Big Game here. He does everything with style.”—Anthony Bourdain “Uproariously funny . . . emotionally honest.”—Chicago Tribune “Huang is a fearless raconteur. [His] writing is at once hilarious and provocative; his incisive wit pulls through like a perfect plate of dan dan noodles.”—Interview “Although writing a memoir is an audacious act for a thirty-year-old, it is not nearly as audacious as some of the things Huang did and survived even earlier. . . . Whatever he ends up doing, you can be sure it won’t look or sound like anything that’s come before. A single, kinetic passage from Fresh Off the Boat . . . is all you need to get that straight.”—Bookforum

Love You Forever

Love You Forever
Author: Robert N. Munsch
Release: 1986
Editor: Firefly Books
Pages: 36
ISBN: 0920668372
Language: en
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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

One Cup at a Time

One Cup at a Time
Author: Debra-Lynn Bellefeuille
Release: 2015-12-03
Editor: FriesenPress
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781460272855
Language: en
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Is there anything that can match the pure pleasure of sitting at a café watching life go by? Assuming you have a cup of coffee in hand, that is! Coffee, that lovely elixir of life, has provided stimulation, solace, and socialization around the world for centuries. Part coffee-lover’s diary, part travelogue, always engaging, informative and insightful, One Cup at a Time is the tale of a woman’s quest for love and happiness...and coffee. When work brought Debra-Lynn Bellefeuille to London, England, travel delivered new cultural adventures and life supplied plenty of ups and downs. Coffee became her therapy and a way of discovering herself: a sort of kick-starting, uplifting antidote to regrets. She has scouted out the best coffee shops, met fellow coffee aficionados, researched myth, fact, and fiction, participated in ancient coffee rituals, tasted the most expensive coffee in the world, and travelled to Marrakesh and beyond in search of the best coffee experiences, always sharing her love of coffee with others. She found her greatest pleasure in sitting at a coffee shop, savouring the taste and observing others—watching life go by, one cup at a time.

There s a Hole in My Love Cup

There s a Hole in My Love Cup
Author: Sven Erlandson
Release: 2018-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1625505388
Language: en
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Your depression, anxiety, & unfulfillment are the result of a life disconnected from your soul--your own true self, which has been waiting for decades deep inside to be rediscovered. In this book you'll reconnect to your true voice, free yourself from the fears that dog you & find the courage to experience true ALIVENESS, lasting joy & inner peace

This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch

This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch
Author: Tabitha Carvan
Release: 2022-05-31
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593421925
Language: en
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Why We Can’t Sleep meets Furiously Happy in this hilarious, heartfelt memoir about one woman’s midlife obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch, and the liberating power of reclaiming our passions as we age, whatever they may be. Tabitha Carvan was a new mother, at home with two young children, when she fell for the actor Benedict Cumberbatch. You know the guy: strange name, alien face, made Sherlock so sexy that it became one of the most streamed shows in the world? The force of her fixation took everyone—especially Carvan herself—by surprise. But what she slowly realized was that her preoccupation was not about Benedict Cumberbatch at all, as dashing as he might be. It was about finally feeling passionate about something, anything, again at a point in her life when she had lost touch with her own identity and sense of self. In This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch, Carvan explores what happens to women's desires after we leave adolescence…and why the space in our lives for pure, unadulterated joy is squeezed ever smaller as we age. She shines a light onto the hidden corners of fandom, from the passion of the online communities to the profound real-world connections forged between Cumberbatch devotees. But more importantly, she asks: what happens if we simply decide to follow our interests like we used to—unabashedly, audaciously, shamelessly? After all, Carvan realizes, there’s true, untapped power in finding your “thing” (even if that thing happens to be a British-born Marvel superhero) and loving it like your life depends on it.

Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea
Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin
Release: 2006-03-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101147085
Language: en
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup
Author: Greg Wolfe
Release: 2010-08-10
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9780062006844
Language: en
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“A Guy’s Guide to the World of Infertility,” How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup is a light-hearted, laugh-out-loud funny, yet at the same time helpful and informative handbook to all things infertility-related written with the male wannabe babymaker in mind. Greg Wolf, who has “been there,” delivers the goods in a humorous, direct way that every potential dad will love…and every hopeful mom will want to purchase for the often clueless man in her life.

Commissary Kitchen

Commissary Kitchen
Author: Albert "Prodigy" Johnson,Kathy Iandoli
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Kingston Imperial
Pages: 118
ISBN: 0997146230
Language: en
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“Ultimately, these aren't recipes you're likely to try at home ― though they might be just the thing when your refrigerator is bare.” ― NPR Books Simple recipes for a complex world. Here's what you get at the Commissary Kitchen: - Clean Hands Sweet Potato Pie - Spicy Seafood - Don’t Be Salty Chicken Ramen - Barbecue Salmon - Vegetarian Curry And a lot more. In the Fall of 2016, rapper Prodigy released his Commissary Kitchen cookbook as a long-awaited addendum to his critically acclaimed 2011 memoir My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. Originally, Prodigy’s vision for Commissary Kitchen was to highlight the bare bones prison conditions to which inmates are subjected to and forcibly requiring a broad scope of ideas when it comes to the limited nutrition provided from food purchased within the commissary. The conversation was taken to Harvard, MIT, and Yale, with televised appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, TMZ, and a lengthy discussion with legendary radio personality Angie Martinez during the Barnes & Noble book launch, as well as a food truck at the renowned Smorgasburg. In My Infamous Life, Prodigy detailed his mindset and need for self-reflection while imprisoned, but took it a step further with Commissary Kitchen by using recipes to tell the stories of life in prison, as he grappled with staying healthy as a quiet sufferer of the SS Type of Sickle Cell Anemia, by far the most fatal. Prodigy surrendered to the disease in 2017, though much like his music, his impact lives on forever. As the world became entrenched in a global pandemic this book provides a glimpse of ways to survive under meager conditions. Once again Commissary Kitchen proves useful, as what was once a prison and college dormitory favorite can now be applied to most human lives in search of fun and moderately healthy recipes using well-preserved items like canned goods with simple appliances and utensils. From omelets to black bean curry, simple sauces and reductions, there’s plenty to pull from Commissary Kitchen as our current need is to stretch our food supply as far and most affordable as possible ―especially with escalating unemployment rates. Prodigy’s initial intent was to save lives, and here he’s doing it again. Commissary Kitchen is much more than a fun gift book; it’s an essential survival guide for these uncertain times. Rest In Peace, Prodigy.

The Cup

The Cup
Author: Melissa Addey
Release: 2019-01-27
Editor: Google.Book
Pages: 120
ISBN:
Language: en
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My thanks go to Professor Harry Norris and Dr Michael Brett of the School of Oriental and African Studies for their wonderful books on Berbers, Tuaregs and this era as well as their helpful information and encouragement. All mistakes are of course mine. Thank you to my brother Ben, whose different way of sensing illness is both fascinating and strange to me. It gave me the inspiration for some of Hela’s skills, although I think he is a great deal wiser. Huge gratitude to the University of Surrey for giving me funding for my PhD in Creative Writing, allowing me freedom and valuable writing time for multiple projects over three years. And especially to Dr Paul Vlitos, who has already improved my writing craft with his knowledge and encouragement. To my beta readers for this book: Camilla, Elisa, Etain and Helen, thank you so much for all your insights and questions as well as your demands for the next book! You make each book better. And always, my thanks to Ryan, who makes all things possible and to Seth and Isabelle for putting up with Mamma having her head in the clouds.

I Love Charts

I Love Charts
Author: Cody Westphal,Jason Oberholtzer
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9781402267406
Language: en
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Ever shared, laughed at, cried over, or thrown darts at a chart? Have you ever put together a report and thought, "gee, I could use a chart here." Then I Love Charts: The Book is the perfect addition to your collection. Based on the highly successful humor blog, this compilation includes the best never-before-seen charts. The book ranges across many subjects from the absurd and ironic to the starkly literal, with charts dedicated to love, the minutiae of every day life, and pop culture, as well as charts about politics, technology, and social issues.

Work Won t Love You Back

Work Won t Love You Back
Author: Sarah Jaffe
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Bold Type Books
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781568589381
Language: en
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A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives. You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatment in the name of "being part of the family," all employees are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do what we love. In Work Won't Love You Back, Sarah Jaffe, a preeminent voice on labor, inequality, and social movements, examines this "labor of love" myth—the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries—from the unpaid intern, to the overworked teacher, to the nonprofit worker and even the professional athlete—Jaffe reveals how all of us have been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work. As Jaffe argues, understanding the trap of the labor of love will empower us to work less and demand what our work is worth. And once freed from those binds, we can finally figure out what actually gives us joy, pleasure, and satisfaction.

Under Red Skies

Under Red Skies
Author: Karoline Kan
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316412032
Language: en
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A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they navigated their way in a country beset by poverty and often-violent political unrest. As the Kans move from quiet villages to crowded towns and through the urban streets of Beijing in search of a better way of life, they are forced to confront the past and break the chains of tradition, especially those forced on women. Raw and revealing, Karoline Kan offers gripping tales of her grandmother, who struggled to make a way for her family during the Great Famine; of her mother, who defied the One-Child Policy by giving birth to Karoline; of her cousin, a shoe factory worker scraping by on 6 yuan (88 cents) per hour; and of herself, as an ambitious millennial striving to find a job--and true love--during a time rife with bewildering social change. Under Red Skies is an engaging eyewitness account and Karoline's quest to understand the rapidly evolving, shifting sands of China. It is the first English-language memoir from a Chinese millennial to be published in America, and a fascinating portrait of an otherwise-hidden world, written from the perspective of those who live there.

The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Release: 2010-09-03
Editor: Profile Books
Pages: 463
ISBN: 9781847651341
Language: en
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THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power. ___________________________________ (From the Playboy interview with Jay-Z, April 2003) PLAYBOY: Rap careers are usually over fast: one or two hits, then styles change and a new guy comes along. Why have you endured while other rappers haven't? JAY-Z: I would say that it's from still being able to relate to people. It's natural to lose yourself when you have success, to start surrounding yourself with fake people. In The 48 Laws of Power, it says the worst thing you can do is build a fortress around yourself. I still got the people who grew up with me, my cousin and my childhood friends. This guy right here (gestures to the studio manager), he's my friend, and he told me that one of my records, Volume Three, was wack. People set higher standards for me, and I love it.

Pour Your Heart Into It

Pour Your Heart Into It
Author: Howard Schultz
Release: 2012-05-22
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781401304928
Language: en
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In Pour Your Heart Into It, former CEO and now chairman emeritus Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American experience. The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into the largest coffee chain on the planet. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction. Marketers, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs will discover how to turn passion into profit in this definitive chronicle of the company that "has changed everything... from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street" (Fortune).

Love is 1

Love is     1
Author: Puuung
Release: 2020-08-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9798675032778
Language: en
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Love is ... is a collection of sweet and heartwarming illustrations featuring little moments of a couple in love. Puuung says love is something that emits light from small things and comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives. Living a life can't always be as happy as the two characters in illustrations. Sometimes you might have a hard time and want to cry. But even in this daily life, you definitely can feel joy and happiness. This book will remind you of all the memories you spent with your loved one and make you happy. Puuung has been uploading hundreds of simple, tender, beautiful illustrations and animations online since 2014, which makes fans happy and cry. Now millions of fans are waiting for her new illustration or animation every day.

Let s Be Weird Together

Let s Be Weird Together
Author: Brooke Barker,Boaz Frankel
Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9781523507733
Language: en
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Conversations made up entirely of inside jokes. Netflix passwords, bizarre dreams, even French fries, all shared without a second thought. From husband-wife team Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel, here’s that rare relationship book that captures the rituals and mini universe (Population: 2) that a couple can create together, in a sweet, small package with all the humor, charming illustrations, and endearing quirkiness that makes their It's Different Every Day Page-A-Day Calendar and Barker’s New York Times-bestselling Sad Animal Facts each cult favorites. Celebrating the uniqueness that makes each person, and each relationship, special, Let’s Be Weird Together includes a humorous timeline of how a loved one’s oddball habits go from annoying to swoon-worthy over time. Illustrations celebrate the Tiny Acts of Heroism you do for your #1 person—like saying you’re full when there’s only one bite of cake left, so they can enjoy it. Plus, fun facts on the habits of lovesick animals (they’re just like us!): Bowerbirds collect blue items to impress mates. Perfect for Valentine’s and anniversary gifts, it’s a hip, not-at-all saccharine way to say, "I-love-you-slash-I-love-being-weird-with-you!"

Push

Push
Author: Nyla K
Release: 2019-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 505
ISBN: 0578563649
Language: en
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To the unassuming observer, Ben Lockwood is your typical, suburban dad. Aside from the fact that he's only thirty-six and his daughter is a sophomore in college. He and his wife, Jessica, had their only daughter, Hailey, when they were in high school. So you can imagine the unease Ben is feeling when said daughter brings her new boyfriend home for Thanksgiving¿ To stay, in their house, for the whole weekend. Ryan Harper, otherwise known as The Boyfriend, is every dread Ben's ever had in his daughter dating come to fruition. There's nothing wrong with Ryan. He's polite, smart, and charming¿ He doesn't have any neck tattoos or facial piercings, and he drives a BMW. But still, he's dating Ben's daughter. That makes him a threat. It's in Ben's best interest to keep an eye on the kid. You know, to make sure there's no funny business going on under his roof. Unfortunately for him, the tension in the house is less about Ryan being his daughter's boyfriend, and more about him being a strangely intriguing human. And soon enough, Ben can't tell if he's watching Ryan to protect his daughter's innocence, or obliterate his own. It seems like the boring married-guy image isn't going to hold up for long¿ Not after this bizarre, life-changing weekend. What are these new, strange feelings and desires? Where did they come from? And why do they have to center around what belongs to his daughter?Ben and Ryan's situation couldn't get much more complicated¿ Until Jessica steps into the mix. An unexpected push is all it took for their lives to change forever.