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Dirty Chick

Author : Antonia Murphy
ISBN : 9780698186316
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“One month into our stay, we’d managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily. It seemed we didn’t have much of a talent for farming. And we still had eleven months to go.” Antonia Murphy, you might say, is an unlikely farmer. Born and bred in San Francisco, she spent much of her life as a liberal urban cliché, and her interactions with the animal kingdom rarely extended past dinner. But then she became a mother. And when her eldest son was born with a rare, mysterious genetic condition, she and her husband, Peter, decided it was time to slow down and find a supportive community. So the Murphys moved to Purua, New Zealand—a rural area where most residents maintained private farms, complete with chickens, goats, and (this being New Zealand) sheep. The result was a comic disaster, and when one day their son had a medical crisis, it was also a little bit terrifying. Dirty Chick chronicles Antonia’s first year of life as an artisan farmer. Having bought into the myth that farming is a peaceful, fulfilling endeavor that allows one to commune with nature and live the way humans were meant to live, Antonia soon realized that the reality is far dirtier and way more disgusting than she ever imagined. Among the things she learned the hard way: Cows are prone to a number of serious bowel ailments, goat mating involves an astounding amount of urine, and roosters are complete and unredeemable assholes. But for all its traumas, Antonia quickly embraced farm life, getting drunk on homemade wine (it doesn’t cause hangovers!), making cheese (except for the cat hair, it’s a tremendously satisfying hobby), and raising a baby lamb (which was addictively cute until it grew into a sheep). Along the way, she met locals as colorful as the New Zealand countryside, including a seasoned farmer who took a dim view of Antonia’s novice attempts, a Maori man so handy he could survive a zombie apocalypse, and a woman proficient in sculpting alpaca heads made from their own wool.' Part family drama, part cultural study, and part cautionary tale, Dirty Chick will leave you laughing, cringing, and rooting for an unconventional heroine.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thumb Flagging

Author : Jerome Peterson
ISBN : 9781609112356
Genre : Fiction
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Young, kindhearted Jay Patterson meets confident, free-spirited Willy Jacobs. Their unforgettable cross-country journeys by hitchhiking and riding the rails lead them to extraordinary situations beyond their imaginations. The vagabonds meet with unexpected encounters and come face-to-face with themselves and the harsh realities of the open highway.
Category: Fiction

Biblical Antidote

Author : Michael Angelo Castoro Jr.
ISBN : 9781469131153
Genre : Religion
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Caption My principal of study was manufacturing. My faith is Christianity. I fell from grace. Jesus spoke to me, so I do faith and commandments. No longer do I have existential anxiety. I accept the loss of existence. I dwell in Holy Jerusalem amongst my people. I AM is transparent. Summary Michael in a long line-up to come, would have been ashamed if his false image of himself were found out by others. He was losing ground and feared seeing the handwriting on the wall. This led to mental illness called schizophrenia. Michael Angelo Castor Jr in a long line up to come. He of authors writes of his mental illness experience using I. This to set him as the antagonist to poke the reader to distasteful writing and a put down of the book. Yet the all encompassing book details the ends of trials and tribulations with God to go along with his website. This book offers the biblical antidotes the ancient medicine most fondly, to me as ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Israel. They didnt have medications to walk away from it all, but those men and women used something called faith and commandments and may have tapped into the living God.
Category: Religion


Author : Marion Plummer Scott
ISBN : 9781481748094
Genre : Fiction
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When an unwed mother is abandon and gives birth to her new born twins,with HIV she goes on a obessive search to find the man who affected her.But every path she ventures down, looking for him only leads her back to it. It s finally after learning the values of friendship and self-determination, that she locate him, and the local hoetown people are united in supporting rather than destroyng each other.
Category: Fiction

Dirty Old London

Author : Lee Jackson
ISBN : 9780300210224
Genre : History
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In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details—from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet—this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.
Category: History

The Dirty South

Author : Alex Wheatle
ISBN : 9781847654816
Genre : Fiction
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Set in Brixton, 20 years after the race riots, The Dirty South follows the adventures of Bricky teenager Dennis Huggins as he drifts into the easy, dangerous life of the shotta - or drug dealer - and discovers that, hard as the struggle for respect on the streets is, the struggle for love is harder still. At least Dennis has involved parents looking out for him; too many of his friends have no guidance other than that offered by their fellow shottaz, or the dubiously motivated black Muslims. Wheatle brilliantly evokes the temptations of the thug life for young black men growing up in London's 'Dirty South' - a fast, compelling novel that offers no easy answers, but refuses to shy away from asking the difficult questions.
Category: Fiction

Dirty German

Author : Daniel Chaffey
ISBN : 9781569758502
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Dirty German provides enough insults and swear words to offend every person in Germany -- without even mentioning that the Japanese make better cars -- as well as explicit sex terminology graphic enough to embarrass the women of Hamburg's infamous red light district. Also included is a section on native banter that can help readers make friends over a pitcher of beer and convince the local bratwurst vendor that they actually like sauerkraut.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Dirty French

Author : Adrien Clautrier
ISBN : 9781569757604
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book includes phrases for every situation, including expressions for describing art that make one sound smart and cool. Use sweet words to entice a local beauty into a walk along the Seine, and less-then-philosophical rebuffs for those overly zealous, espresso-fueled cafe "poets." There are enough insults and swear words to offend every person in France without even speaking to them in English, which they really dislike.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Dirty Russian

Author : Erin Coyne
ISBN : 9781569758519
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Nothing is censored in Dirty Russian. By revealing the contemporary colloquial language locals actually speak, this book presents cool things to say for all casual situations--shopping, parties, nightclubs, sporting events and even romance and sex. Dirty Russian includes harsh expressions to convince a local police officer that your documents are in order and you've tipped him enough or sweet words to entice a local beauty into a horse-drawn sleigh ride, and even native banter to help make friends over a glass of vodka. An invaluable guide for off-the-beaten-path travelers going to Russia, Dirty.
Category: Foreign Language Study