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It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Author : Moira Hodgson
ISBN : 9780767912723
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The daughter of a British Foreign Service officer, Moira Hodgson spent her childhood in many a strange and exotic land. She discovered American food in Saigon, ate wild boar in Berlin, and learned how to prepare potatoes from her eccentric Irish grandmother. Today, Hodgson has a well-deserved reputation as a discerning critic whose columns in the New York Observer were devoured by dedicated food lovers for two decades. A delightful memoir of meals from around the world—complete with recipes—It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time reflects Hodgson’s talent for connecting her love of food and travel with the people and places in her life. Whether she’s dining on Moroccan mechoui, a whole lamb baked for a day over coals, or struggling to entertain in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment, her reminiscences are always a treat. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Author : Leigh W. Rutledge
ISBN : 0452271894
Genre : Humor
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From run-of-the-mill bad ideas to famous whoppers, from the Edsel to New Coke, this tribute to bad ideas and the people who have them is a hilarious collection of inspirations gone supremely awry. From the author of A Cat's Little Instruction Book.
Category: Humor

It Seemed Like A Good Idea

Author : Meghan Rowland
ISBN : 9781440533730
Genre : Humor
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It Is a Good Idea to Purchase This Book If you think a neti pot for that stuffy nose is just what the doctor ordered, think again (choking on salt water and mucus is a horrible way to go). If you indulge your midlife crisis by going whole-hog Harley, you may look darn good in those leathers (but imagine your disgrace when that hard-core biker gang that lures you into their criminal shenanigans turns out to be poseur frat boys from Yale). If you settle down on a rainy night for a friendly game of Risk with your pals, you may think it's all in the name of good fun (but when your ubercompetitive streak kicks in and you end up winning the game but losing your house, your job, and your wife in the process, you may regret it. At least take a shower now.). These are just three of the good ideas gone horribly wrong that you'll find in It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . . In this one-of-a-kind cautionary guide, prognosticators Meghan Rowland and Chris Turner-Neal have looked into their crystal ball to predict all the unexpected dire consequences of your actions—one unmitigated disaster at a time. So go ahead, dare to dream big—but before you leap into the abyss, check out It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . and save your future ass.
Category: Humor

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Author : Kylie Scott
ISBN : 9780995434356
Genre : Fiction
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"Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you'll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!" - Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town. Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest. "A sexy push-and-pull romance with an absorbing storyline infused with Kylie Scott's distinctive wit, singular charm and sublime emotional intensity."—USA Today "Sexy as hell, heartfelt and funny. This book takes you on a beautiful journey." —Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of Getaway Girl "Kylie Scott took a forbidden romance trope, turned it on its ear, and made me fall in love with this couple right from the beginning."—Harlequin Junkie *Top Pick* "THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. Oh my swoon, we loved this sexy, fun, sassy romance! It's forbidden and juicy and has the best banter. We laughed out loud, swooned for days, and savored the moments of angst that squeezed our hearts."—Angie's Dreamy Reads “Utter perfection! Page by page, this book consumed me. Infused with Kylie Scott’s unique style, she delivers a love story full of emotion, character and humor like no other. A must read!” —Devney Perry, bestselling author of Tattered
Category: Fiction

Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Author : David Goodwillie
ISBN : 9781565128286
Genre : Humor
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Fresh out of college and following a brief and disastrous stint playing minor league baseball, David Goodwillie moves to New York intent on making his mark as a writer. Arriving in Manhattan in the mid-nineties, Goodwillie quickly falls into one implausible job after another. He becomes a private investigator, imagining himself as a gumshoe, a hired gun—only to realize that he's more adept at bungling cases than at solving them. When, in his stint as a freelance journalist, he unveils the Mafia in a magazine exposé, he succeeds only in becoming a target of their wrath. As a copywriter for a sports auction house, he imagines documenting the great histories hidden in priceless artifacts but finds himself forced to write about a lock of Mickey Mantle's hair. Even when he seems to break through, somehow becoming the sports expert at Sotheby's auction house—appearing on major news networks, raking in a hefty salary—he's lured away by the promise of Internet millions...just in time for the dot-com crash. Teeming with the vibrancy of a city in hyperdrive, Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time recounts a dizzying and enthralling search for authenticity in a cynical, superficial—and suddenly dangerous—age. In his heartbreaking and hilarious struggle to become a big-city writer, Goodwillie becomes something more: an important voice of the lost generation he so elegantly describes.
Category: Humor

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Author : Luke Ganje
ISBN : 9798653019234
Genre :
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Have you ever been on a rollercoaster? Was it on fire? Were women and children hurling themselves out into space to escape a terrible fate? Well that's lovely because that's exactly the sort of happy experience you'll be able to relive inside this book. Over the course of 500 pages, you'll meet everyone from the dog who inspired a certain basketballing golden retriever to a well-meaning (if over-his-head) priest and his fraudulent psychic sidekick as they attempt to exorcise a possibly possessed, possibly ordinary, teenage girl. Is there more? Oh yes. In these eleven stories, you'll find some of the most horrifying people you can imagine as they wander through their world that is saturated by lunatics, sociopaths, talking dogs, Chappaquiddick Acevedo, and (yes) an honest-to-god dinosaur. There's violence. There's mayhem. There's the profane and the scandalous. And it's all wrapped up in a sexy pink and yellow package, just for you. Someone will eventually ask you why you did this to yourself. The answer will be immediate and automatic. "I don't know," you'll say. "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Also, there are no page numbers. Because numbers (like "time" and "good taste") are annoyingly useless human constructs.

Italy It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Author : Simon Capp
ISBN : 1741106958
Genre : Italy
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Mild-mannered suburban father Simon Capp took his young family off to the Italian countryside for a change of lifestyle and to test out the theory of the global internet worker. All he needs is electricity and a phone line. What could go wrong? This is the story of the Capp family's Italian odyssey, as they battle the combined forces of Telecom Italia, the nation's stingiest landlord, seven levels of police bureaucracy, a car with a deathwish curse and a town with only one pizzeria in it. It all seemed like such a good idea in the beginning!
Category: Italy


Author : Harlan Ellison
ISBN : 9780575123663
Genre : Fiction
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A special new collection of Ellison's short stories, selected especially for this volume by the author, including the newly revised and expanded 6,500 word tale 'Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts.' In a career spanning more than 50 years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited 75 books, more than 1700 stories, essays, articles and newspaper columns, two dozen teleplays, and a dozen movies. Now, for the first time anywhere, TROUBLEMAKERS presents a collection of Ellison's classic stories - chosen by the author - that will introduce new readers to a writer described by the New York Times as having 'the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind.' Includes the award-winning stories ''Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman' and 'Deeper Than the Darkness'.
Category: Fiction

A Good Idea At The Time

Author : Bruce A. Shuman
ISBN : 9781412071727
Genre : College teachers
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In a tale of obsession, a university professor, passionately in love with a troubled, married graduate student, learns that love has brought them so close together that they can't really see each other clearly.
Category: College teachers


Author : Stanley Hauerwas
ISBN : 9781587430954
Genre : Religion
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Matthew is the third volume in the forty-volume Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church--through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.
Category: Religion

Please Feed Me

Author : Niall McGuirk
ISBN : 1932360093
Genre : Cooking
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This cookbook showcases the culinary hits of the Hope Collective, a long-running Dublin community and venue, along with photos and anecdotes from favorite punk bands. It's a blend of the rock, art, activism, and community that form the layers of the punk-rock food pyramid.
Category: Cooking

Sex Lies Family Vacations

Author : Leslie Langtry
ISBN : 9781940371351
Genre : Fiction
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"Sex, Lies, & Family Vacations made me laugh, then cry…then laugh until I cried! Leslie Langtry creates characters that are so relatable and yet so humorous that you'll want to re-visit them again and again." - Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author Laura Smith is the mom of two adorable children, the wife of a successful businessman…and the unappreciated shadow of the woman she once was. Somehow, her family never seems to notice that the laundry gets done, the house is picked up, dinner mysteriously appears on the table, and then cleans up after itself. Instead of being her children's idol and her husband's lover, she's become a funny little footnote in her own life. That is until she takes her children on vacation to Disneyworld in sunny Florida, where she just happens to end up in a hotel room right next to her college flame, Alan James. Old passions ignite and new excitement sparks as Laura and Alan bring new meaning to "The Most Magical Place on Earth." But when Laura and Alan's spouses unexpectedly show up in Florida, a comedy of errors ensues, and only one thing is for certain: Laura's life will never be the same again. Note: This book was formerly published under the title The Adulterer's Unofficial Guide to Family Vacations. What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books: "Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense." ~ Chicago Tribune "Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details." ~ Publishers' Weekly "Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…' one truly original and wacky novel!" ~ RT BOOK Reviews "Another wicked blend of action, romance, mystery and dark humor, Guns Will Keep Us Together gives readers bullets, buff guys and bad boys…I hope the Bombay family continues on with their deadly misadventures. ~ News and Sentinel
Category: Fiction

George A Romero

Author : Tony Williams
ISBN : 9781617030284
Genre : Performing Arts
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George A. Romero (b. 1940) has achieved a surprising longevity as director since his first film, Night of the Living Dead (1968). After recently relocating to Canada, he shows no signs of slowing up: his recent film, Survival of the Dead (2009), is discussed in a new interview conducted by Tony Williams for this volume, and still other films are awaiting release. Although commonly known as a director of zombie films, a genre he himself launched, Romero's films often transcend easy labels. His films are best understood as allegorical commentaries on American life that just happen to appropriate horror as a convenient vehicle. Romero's films encompass works as different as The Crazies, Hungry Wives, Knightriders, and Bruiser. The interviews in this collection cover a period of over forty years. In whatever format they originally appeared-the printed page, the internet, or the video interview-these discussions illustrate both the evolution of Romero's chosen forms of technology and the development of his thinking about the relationship between cinema and society. They present Romero as an independent director in every sense of the word.
Category: Performing Arts

School S Out

Author : Sarah Tucker
ISBN : 9781409036494
Genre : Fiction
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In school playgrounds across the country parents huddle in worried packs, desperately putting together their final plans to survive the summer weeks of mayhem - school is officially out! For once, Amanda has a simple, cheap and fail-safe plan to make it through the summer holidays with her three overexcited offspring. But a last-minute addition of fellow-mum Suzanne and her perfect son Orlando quickly shatters Amanda's vision of the quintessential bucket-and-spade summer adventure. In fact, before she even makes it to the picture-perfect Cornish idyll that is home to her one-time playground comrade Skyler, Amanda has to endure tantrums, floods, and an eerie B&B, all with three ratty kids and a carsick dog in tow. When they finally arrive, dishevelled and exhausted, she discovers that not only must she endure Suzanne at close quarters in a cramped cottage, but also that Skyler's business in dire need of a helping hand. In the weeks that ensue, Amanda discovers there is only one way to survive the summer holidays, and that's with a stiff drink, a pair of wellies and a bucket-full of bonhomie!
Category: Fiction

Down Home

Author : Bud Crawford
ISBN : 9781105804519
Genre :
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Travels With Michael

Author : Michael J. Hurwitz
ISBN : 1477224416
Genre : Humor
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Michael Hurwitz has spent 30 years traveling with America's "best of the best." Top achievers who have earned trips because they were top salespeople, top customers or just top banana, and has observed their often uninhibited and different-than-the-office behavior. He has traveled the world with them and has watched them at their best, and sometimes their worst. He has seen incredible places, met unforgettable people and has done some remarkable things along the way. Travels With Michael is the tip of a very deep iceberg.
Category: Humor

Keith Haring Journals

Author : Keith Haring
ISBN : 9781101195611
Genre : Art
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Keith Haring is synonymous with the downtown New York art scene of the 1980's. His artwork-with its simple, bold lines and dynamic figures in motion-filtered in to the world's consciousness and is still instantly recognizable, twenty years after his death. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features ninety black-and-white images of classic artwork and never-before-published Polaroid images, and is a remarkable glimpse of a man who, in his quest to become an artist, instead became an icon. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Art