It s Okay to Laugh

It s Okay to Laugh
Author: Nora McInerny Purmort
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062419392
Language: en
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“Thank you for the perfect blend of nostalgia-drenched humor, wit, and heartbreak, Nora.” — Mandy Moore comedy = tragedy + time/rosé Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she met Aaron—a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other, and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora’s arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron’s hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. With It’s Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your “one wild and precious life” to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift—permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It’s Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake. This book is for people who have been through some shit. This is for people who aren’t sure if they’re saying or doing the right thing (you’re not, but nobody is). This is for people who had their life turned upside down and just learned to live that way. For people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store. This is for everyone who wondered what exactly they’re supposed to be doing with their one wild and precious life. I don’t actually have the answer, but if you find out, will you text me?

It s Okay to Laugh Crying is Cool Too

It s Okay to Laugh  Crying is Cool Too
Author: Nora McInerny Purmort
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780349410135
Language: en
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'Thank you for the perfect blend of nostalgia-drenched humour, wit, and heartbreak, Nora' Mandy Moore 'This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora's honesty, passion and hope to our lives' Lena Dunham 'It is funny, and it is sad, and it is real, and if you've ever been through anything in your life . . . you are going to love this book' Jennifer Weiner, New York Times Bestselling author of Who Do You Love comedy = tragedy + time/rosé Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey 'boyfriend' until she met Aaron - a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron's hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. With It's Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your 'one wild and precious life' to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift - permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It's Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.

No Happy Endings

No Happy Endings
Author: Nora McInerny
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062792426
Language: en
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The author of It’s Okay to Laugh and host of the popular podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking—interviews that are “a gift to be able to listen [to]” (New York Times)—returns with more hilarious meditations on her messy, wonderful, bittersweet, and unconventional life. Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. We lose love, lose jobs, lose our sense of self. For Nora McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. But in the wake of loss, we get to assemble something new from whatever is left behind. Some circles call finding happiness after loss “Chapter 2”—the continuation of something else. Today, Nora is remarried and mothers four children aged 16 months to 16 years. While her new circumstances bring her extraordinary joy, they are also tinged with sadness over the loved ones she’s lost. Life has made Nora a reluctant expert in hard conversations. On her wildly popular podcast, she talks about painful experiences we inevitably face, and exposes the absurdity of the question “how are you?” that people often ask when we’re coping with the aftermath of emotional catastrophe. She knows intimately that when your life falls apart, there’s a mad rush to be okay—to find a silver lining, to get to the happy ending. In this, her second memoir, Nora offers a tragicomic exploration of the tension between finding happiness and holding space for the unhappy experiences that have shaped us. No Happy Endings is a book for people living life after life has fallen apart. It’s a book for people who know that they’re moving forward, not moving on. It’s a book for people who know life isn’t always happy, but it isn’t the end: there will be unimaginable joy and incomprehensible tragedy. As Nora reminds us, there will be no happy endings—but there will be new beginnings.

The Hot Young Widows Club

The Hot Young Widows Club
Author: Nora McInerny
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781982109981
Language: en
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From the host of the popular podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, comes a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one—or even a difficult life moment. In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. Her life fell apart. What Nora discovered during this dark time is that, when you’re in these hard moments, it can feel impossible to feel like even a shadow of the person you once were. People will give you all sorts of advice of how to hold onto your sanity and sense of self. But how exactly? How do you find that person again? Welcome to The Hot Young Widows Club, Nora’s response to the toughest questions about life’s biggest struggles. The Hot Young Widows Club isn’t just for people who have lost a spouse, but an essential tool for anyone who has gone through a major life struggle. Based on her own experiences and those of the listeners dedicated to her podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Nora offers wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to anyone navigating a painful period in their lives. Full of practical guidance, Nora also reminds us that it’s still okay to laugh, despite your deep grief. She explores how readers can educate the people around them on what to do, what to say, and how to best to lend their support. Ultimately, this book is a space for people to recognize that they aren’t alone, and to learn how to get through life’s hardest moments with grace and humor, and even hope.

The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles

The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles
Author: Laura Fahrenthold
Release: 2018-06-26
Editor: Hatherleigh Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781578267699
Language: en
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When Bloomberg journalist Mark Pittman suddenly died, his widow spent four summers driving 31,152 miles searching for answers. In her fearless memoir, The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story, author Laura Fahrenthold presents a moving portrait of marriage, motherhood and mourning as she captains a 1993 RV sprinkling her husband's ashes with their two young daughters and a stray dog in an epic quest for healing and understanding. Filled with insight and wit from a career in journalism, the story captures the family's adventures and misadventures, her deeply-layered love story, and her hilarious slice-of-life dispatches where the pink steering wheel becomes her spiritual GPS.

Everything s Trash But It s Okay

Everything s Trash  But It s Okay
Author: Phoebe Robinson
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525534150
Language: en
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Entertainment Weekly, "Fall's 20 Must-Reads" (2018) Essence, "Fall 2018 Guide to All Things Funny" Bustle, "18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018" "Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers laugh, cringe, and cry. Everything may indeed be trash but writing like this reminds us that we're gonna make it through all the terrible things with honesty, laughter, and faith."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world. Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Robinson's latest collection is a call to arms. Outfitted with on-point pop culture references, these essays tackle a wide range of topics: giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality, telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks, and calling foul on our culture's obsession with work. Robinson also gets personal, exploring money problems she's hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and, definitely most important, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day--and because she's seen roughly one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List. With the intimate voice of a new best friend, Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.

Crying Laughing

Crying Laughing
Author: Lance Rubin
Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525644699
Language: en
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A tragicomic story of bad dates, bad news, bad performances, and one girl's determination to find the funny in high school from the author of Denton Little's Deathdate. Winnie Friedman has been waiting for the world to catch on to what she already knows: she's hilarious. It might be a long wait, though. After bombing a stand-up set at her own bat mitzvah, Winnie has kept her jokes to herself. Well, to herself and her dad, a former comedian and her inspiration. Then, on the second day of tenth grade, the funniest guy in school actually laughs at a comment she makes in the lunch line and asks her to join the improv troupe. Maybe he's even . . . flirting? Just when Winnie's ready to say yes to comedy again, her father reveals that he's been diagnosed with ALS. That is . . . not funny. Her dad's still making jokes, though, which feels like a good thing. And Winnie's prepared to be his straight man if that's what he wants. But is it what he needs? Caught up in a spiral of epically bad dates, bad news, and bad performances, Winnie's struggling to see the humor in it all. But finding a way to laugh is exactly what will see her through. **A Junior Library Guild Selection**

A Time to Laugh

A Time to Laugh
Author: Cl Lewis
Release: 2011-03
Editor: Xulon Press
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781612155555
Language: en
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God. He is the creator and giver of all emotions. In A Time to Laugh, a Time for Every Emotion Under the Sun, you will discover the true nature of God. You'll learn that it's alright to laugh. It's even alright to be silly at times and it's okay to be sad, happy, angry or mad. The important thing for us to remember is what we do with our emotions. While reading this book, you'll laugh, you'll cry and possibly tap into emotions you didn't realize you had. You will find a new connection between your heart and God's and you will begin to see yourself in a different light. You will also discover that- God laughs too In this book, author CL Lewis, a proud single mom and grandma, shares some of her funniest life stories that will tickle your funny bone! She tells a few heart-warming tales of woe from her own personal single mom struggles. CL reveals how God and His grace was the unseen power that helped her and her son overcome the toughest of times. Even though they had to face a brazen front-line of life's battles, God empowered them both to be victorious- not victims! For with God all things are possible . . .

The Okay Book

The Okay Book
Author: Todd Parr
Release: 2011-02-21
Editor: LB Kids
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780316186964
Language: en
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In illustrations and audio, Parr enumerates a number of different things that are okay, such as "It's okay to be short" and "It's okay to dream big". Full color.

Don t Laugh at Giraffe

Don t Laugh at Giraffe
Author: Rebecca Bender
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Pajama Press Inc.
Pages: 18
ISBN: 9780986949562
Language: en
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Giraffe's attempts to drink water without getting his hooves wet amuse Bird and the other animals, but when their laughter drives the still thirsty Giraffe away in embarrassment, Bird devises a plan to bring him back to the pond.

Laughter

Laughter
Author: Stolik
Release: 2015-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1937887464
Language: en
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Second Firsts

Second Firsts
Author: Christina Rasmussen
Release: 2013
Editor: Hay House Incorporated
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9781401940836
Language: en
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Presents a guide for dealing with grief and loss, detailing five steps of healing that can lead to a lifestyle alignment with personal values and new possibilities for a re-engaged life.

Bad Vibes Only

Bad Vibes Only
Author: Nora McInerny
Release: 2022-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781982186739
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking—called “a gift” by The New York Times—a raw and humorous essay collection in the spirit of Jenny Lawson and Samantha Irby. Nora McInerny does not dance like no one is watching. In fact, she dances like everyone is watching, which is to say, she does not dance at all. A bestselling author and host of the beloved podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, she has captured the hearts of millions with her disarming and earnest approach to discussing grief and loss. Now, with Bad Vibes Only, she turns her eye on our aggressively, oppressively optimistic culture, our obsession with self-improvement, and what it really means to live authentically in the online age. In essays that revisit her cringey past and anticipate her rapidly approaching, early middle-aged future, McInerny lays bare her own chaos, inviting us to drop the façade of perfection and embrace the truth: that we are all—at best—slightly unhinged. Socrates claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living. Bad Vibes Only is for people who have taken that dictum a bit too far—the overthinkers, the analyzers, the recovering Girl Bosses, and the burned-out personal brand—reminding us that a life worth living is about more than just “good vibes.”

Bad Moms

Bad Moms
Author: Nora McInerny,Jon Lucas,Scott Moore
Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062909169
Language: en
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The writers behind the blockbuster hits Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas and the acclaimed author of No Happy Endings join forces in this hilarious novelization of the hit movie franchise. What happens when a trio of overworked and underappreciated good moms get pushed beyond their limits? They turn “bad”—ditch the kids, the housework, and their clueless partners with hilarious and heartwarming results. Based on the popular movies, Bad Moms: The Novel gives fans a new way to enjoy their favorite characters, Amy, Carla, and Kiki, as they smash the Perfect Mom pedestal, take on the grown-up Queen Bees, forge deeper bonds with their kids, get some long overdue respect and recognition, and indulge in a few hours of some crazy fun. Enriching the chaotic and comedic stories of the films, Bad Moms: The Novel is a sendup of modern motherhood and a celebration of moms gone (temporarily) whack—to good effect.

Laughing All The Way To The Mosque

Laughing All The Way To The Mosque
Author: Zarqa Nawaz
Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781443416955
Language: en
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE LEACOCK MEDAL FOR HUMOUR, THE KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE AND TWO SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She’s just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will “pimp out” her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid. “Little Mosque on the Prairie” brought Zarqa’s own laugh-out-loud take on her everyday culture clash to viewers around the world. And now, in Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, she tells the sometimes absurd, sometimes challenging, always funny stories of being Zarqa in a western society. From explaining to the plumber why the toilet must be within sitting arm’s reach of the water tap (hint: it involves a watering can and a Muslim obsession with cleanliness “down there”) to urging the electrician to place an eye-height electrical socket for her father-in-law’s epilepsy-inducing light-up picture of the Kaaba, Zarqa paints a hilarious portrait of growing up in a household where, according to her father, the Quran says it’s okay to eat at McDonald’s—but only if you order the McFish.

The Laugh a Day Book of Bloopers Quotes Good Clean Jokes

The Laugh a Day Book of Bloopers  Quotes   Good Clean Jokes
Author: Jim Kraus
Release: 2012
Editor: Baker Books
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780800720865
Language: en
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A 365-day humor collection: each day includes a joke, a wacky church bulletin blooper, and a humorous quote.

Isaac s Laugh

Isaac s Laugh
Author: Juan Ignacio Peña
Release: 2014-10-20
Editor: Cuento de Luz
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9788416078417
Language: en
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Isaac ́s Laugh is a moving story about enjoying life even when circumstances are difficult Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 710L

When Monkeys Laugh

When Monkeys Laugh
Author: Heather Moore Niver
Release: 2017-07-15
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780766086203
Language: en
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Different people find different things funny. Monkeys have been compared to humans in many ways, but this volume explores what makes a monkey chuckle. Readers will learn about the emotions behind a monkey’s laughter. Is their panting as they play an indication that they are having fun? Do chimpanzees laugh when they are tickled? Readers won’t be able to suppress a smile as they learn all about the side-splitting sides of a monkey’s emotions. Full-color photos will show monkeys at their funniest. A “Words to Know” section will help them master new vocabulary. “Further Reading” will inspire readers to learn more about animals and their emotions.

Let s Pretend This Never Happened

Let s Pretend This Never Happened
Author: Jenny Lawson
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101573082
Language: en
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The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

It s Okay to Be a Unicorn

It s Okay to Be a Unicorn
Author: Jason Tharp
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Imprint
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781250776334
Language: en
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An inspiring picture book, Jason Tharp’s It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn! features a unicorn pretending to be a horse—until he learns to embrace his true self. Cornelius J. Sparklesteed is known among all the other horses in Hoofington for his beautiful and creative handmade hats. But Cornelius is hiding a secret under his own tall, pointy hat: He’s really a unicorn. Hoofington is a friendly place, but its horses pass on lots of mean rumors about unicorns. When Cornelius is chosen to perform for this year’s Hoofapalooza, will he find the courage to show everyone his unicorniness? It's Okay To Be A Unicorn! is an inspiring story about the rainbow magic of kindness. An Imprint Book “Tharp's good-natured fable is bright and rainbow-y . . . will resonate with any who have felt 'other.'” —Kirkus Reviews