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Download So You're 60 by Mike Haskins and Clive Whichelow PDF

By Mike Haskins and Clive Whichelow

Disregard the parable that you will be a type of elder statesperson to the remainder of the relatives. Your existence will now include snoozing in the course of intercourse rather than after it, and going to extra funerals than weddings. you will bend all the way down to contact your feet after which put out of your mind what you went down there for. at the plus part, you could wait for getting your individual stair-lift, and will now break out with making no attempt whatever to drop some weight. And all these charities you gave to - it really is payback time!

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Download Vida y opiniones del perro Maf y de su amiga Marilyn Monroe by Andrew O'Hagan PDF

By Andrew O'Hagan

Corre el año 1961 y Marilyn, recién separada de Arthur Miller, vive en Nueva York y asiste a clases de interpretación con Lee Strasberg. Por influencia de su exmarido, lee literatura rusa (lleva siempre un ejemplar de Los hermanos Karamázov) y está empeñada en ganarse el respeto de los que los angeles rodean. Maf, apócope de Mafia funds, –el terrier que le ha regalado Frank Sinatra– es su mejor amigo y va con ella a l. a. psicoanalista, a l. a. peluquería, a los angeles clínica y a numerosas fiestas con personalidades como Natalie wooden, Carson McCullers, George Cukor, Lillian Hellman y un largo etcétera. En los angeles tradición de Esopo, Cervantes, rapid y Sterne, Andrew O’Hagan confía a un perro –que sabe más sobre los seres humanos de lo que los propios hombres sabemos de nosotros mismos– los angeles voz narrativa de su novela y construye una sátira divertidísima y muy inteligente sobre l. a. cultura norteamericana de los años 60. Vida y opiniones del perro Maf y de su amiga Marilyn Monroe no deja, sin embargo, de tratar un tema grave, «el bad destino de l. a. condición humana y canina» (Sunday Telegraph).

«La nueva novela de Andrew O’Hagan es un milagro y se convertirá en un clásico. Me gustó mucho, mucho. Qué pena que Marilyn no viva para leerla.» Edna O'Brien

«Como Lolita, como El gran Gatsby, esta novela es un canto a l. a. pérdida de l. a. inocencia.» John Banville

«Tiene un ritmo tan seguro y ágil que de pronto te das cuenta de que has leído cien páginas sin levantar los ojos del texto. Un libro pendiente del placer del lector; y es ese placer tan absoluto y overall lo que lo convierte en algo muy especial.» Colm Tóibín

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Download Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach PDF

By Mary Roach

A New York Times / nationwide Bestseller

"America's funniest technology author" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the technological know-how of conserving humans intact, conscious, sane, uninfected, and uninfested within the strange and severe conditions of war.

Grunt tackles the technology at the back of a few of a soldier's so much not easy adversaries―panic, exhaustion, warmth, noise―and introduces us to the scientists who search to overcome them. Mary Roach dodges adverse hearth with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball workforce as a part of a learn on listening to loss and survivability in strive against. She visits the style layout studio of U.S. military Natick Labs and learns why a zip is an issue for a sniper. She visits a repurposed motion picture studio the place amputee actors aid arrange Marine Corps medics for the surprise and gore of wrestle wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we find out how diarrhea could be a hazard to nationwide defense. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival pattern of an international battle II stink bomb, and remains up all evening with the team tending the missiles at the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She solutions questions no longer present in the other ebook at the army: Why is DARPA drawn to geese? How is a marriage costume like a bomb go well with? Why are shrimp extra harmful to sailors than sharks? Take a journey of accountability with Roach, and you’ll by no means see our nation’s defenders within the related means again.

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Download God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other by Penn Jillette PDF

By Penn Jillette

Not basically can the guy rant, he can write. 
From the bigger, louder half the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly humorous reinterpretation of the 10 Commandments. they're The Penn Commandments, they usually exhibit one outrageous and opinionated atheist's event on this planet. during this rollicking but sincere account of a godless lifestyles, Penn takes readers on a curler coaster of exploration and flips traditional non secular knowledge on its ear to bare that doubt, skepticism, and sweetness -- all symptoms of a normal feeling of disbelief -- are to be celebrated and adored, instead of suppressed. And he tells a few lovely rattling humorous tales alongside the best way. From acting blockbuster indicates at the Vegas Strip to the adventures of fatherhood, from an on-going discussion with proselytizers of the Christian correct to the fun of intercourse whereas scuba diving, Jillette's self-created Decalogue invitations his reader on a trip of discovery that's equivalent components clever and wisecracking.
<u>Praise for God, No!</u>
"People who say that libertarians haven't any middle or atheists haven't any soul have to learn this publication. simply because Penn Jillette has loads of both." -- MATT STONE and TREY PARKER, creators of South Park and the award-winning Broadway musical The ebook of Mormon

"There are few humans within the state who query extra boldly, brashly, and bravely than my buddy Penn Jillette. This e-book is humorous, provocative, and profane. yet is it correct? God, no!" --GLENN BECK
"This planet has yielded precisely one mutual pal for Glenn Beck and me and that pal has written an excellent e-book called God, No! Penn reveals 'the great mystery of magic,' tells you why tattoos are excellent expressions of atheism and precisely what to devour if you happen to comprehend you're going to vomit later." --LAWRENCE O'DONNELL
"Penn Jillette is a twenty-first-century Lord of Misrule: big, boisterously anarchic, humorous, Rabelaisian, very unlikely and specified. There isn't--couldn't be--better no longer be--anybody like him."  --RICHARD DAWKINS, bestselling writer of The maximum express on Earth and The God Delusion

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Download The First Casualty by Ben Elton PDF

By Ben Elton

In Flanders inJune 1917, a British officer and celebrated poet is shot lifeless, killed no longer through German hearth, yet whereas improving from shell surprise good at the back of the traces. a tender English soldier is arrested and, even if he protests his innocence, charged along with his homicide. Douglas Konig, previously a detective with the London police, quickly discovers that either the proof and the witnesses he wishes are relatively actually disappearing into the dust that surrounds him.

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Download Flashman's Lady (Flashman Papers, Book 6) by George MacDonald Fraser PDF

By George MacDonald Fraser

Flashy, that lustful libertine, takes a round-the-world event that may surprise Don Juan and make swingers of at the present time resentful. In an English mansion, he's not only doodling within the drawing room with a blue blood's red-hot-blooded mistress; in Africa, he's compelled to serve a sultry queen who kills low-endurance lovers.

The irresistable antihero heads to China, the place he will get among a couple of chinese language beauties who'll do something to enhance East-West kin; en direction, he's taking disguise on warship less than fireplace with an explosive Malay maiden.

"A romp that would have fortunate readers chortling with delight." (Publishers Weekly)

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Download If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck PDF

By Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck’s timelessly witty examine the hidden part of married life

Ever on the grounds that she was once a baby, Erma Bombeck has been a professional worrier, and married lifestyles has in simple terms honed that ability. She will get frightened approximately operating out of ball bearings; approximately snakes sneaking in throughout the pipes; approximately making significant dialog on New Year’s Eve. Married lifestyles, she realizes, is an unpredictable saga even if you recognize precisely how loud your husband snores each night—and she wouldn’t have it the other way.

In this crisp choice of essays, Bombeck exhibits off the impossible to resist sort that made her certainly one of America’s favourite humorists for greater than 3 a long time. while she sharpens her wit, no loved one is sacred and no self-help fad is safe.

This publication good points an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen records from the author’s property.

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Download Traductio: Essays on Punning and Translation by Dirk Delabastita PDF

By Dirk Delabastita

Nothing like wordplay could make distinction among languages glance so uncompromising, can provide one of these sharp part to the trouble among types and results, can so blur the road among translation and edition, or can solid such harsh mild on our phantasm of entire semantic balance. within the pun the full language approach may well resonate, and so may perhaps literary traditions and ideological discourses. It follows that the pun doesn't in simple terms placed translators to the attempt, it additionally poses a problem to the perspectives and ideas of these who learn translation.

 

This booklet brings jointly specialists on translation and the pun, in addition to researchers representing numerous different appropriate disciplines and colleges of inspiration, starting from theology to deconstruction and from contrastive linguistics to feminism. it may be learn as a significant other quantity to Wordplay and Translation, a different factor of The Translator (Volume 2, quantity 2, 1996), additionally edited by means of Dirk Delabastita

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Download Pedigree Girls by TJIA SHERWIN PDF

By TJIA SHERWIN

Like a effective mixture of totally very good and candy Valley excessive, say hi to Pedigree women, North America's subsequent great factor. Privileged due to the fact that start and smugly self-satisfied, the Pedigree women are the celebs of a comic book strip written and illustrated through multi-talented Montr?al artist Sherwin Tjia. those strips are hugely addictive, darkly humorous and desperately subversive. Revelling in adolescent disorder and sociopathology — from snobbery and intercourse to type and cannibalism — the strips plunge the reader into the day-by-day atrocities that make up the lives of 2 depraved deepest institution ladies. characterised by way of a humour that may go away you not sure no matter if to giggle, cry or name the police, this publication lays naked the exploits of the privileged, ambiguous and corruptive Pedigree ladies. A bracing tonic for our status-obsessed and consumer-conscious society, Pedigree women redefines the artwork of satire for the twenty-first century.

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