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Let Me Off At The Top

Author : Ron Burgundy
ISBN : 9780804139588
Genre : Humor
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Ron Burgundy is known to all as the lead anchorman of San Diego's award-winning Action 4 News Team and anchor of the first 24-hour news channel, GNN (Global News Network), but few know the real man behind the news desk. In LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! My Classy Life and Other Musings he will share never-before-told stories of his childhood and the events that led him to choose a career in the news business. He will offer a rare glimpse behind the camera into the real life of a man many consider to be our greatest living news anchor. In his own words, he will share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog, Baxter, and his legendary news team. Along the way, he'll also give sage advice on a variety of topics that matter most to him. The long wait is over. Ron Burgundy pulls no punches in this widely anticipated, fully authorized tell-all autobiography.
Category: Humor

Land With No Sun

Author : Ted G. Arthurs
ISBN : 9780811741491
Genre : History
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A no-holds-barred, straight-in-your-face account of combat in Vietnam.
Category: History

Grandma And Art Got Me Off The Farm

Author : Ethel Christensen
ISBN : 9781462836796
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Abandoned by her father and rejected by her mother, 4 year-old Jennie is taken without explanation from her kindergarten class and driven through the night to live with her grandparents. They live on a farm where gophers pop out of the ground, turkey gobblers give chase, the bathroom is in a little house near the woods, and which is austere and culturally limited. Almost from the beginning she tries to run away back to live with her mother in Minneapolis. But her grandparents, although undemonstrative, steadfastly support her. Grandpa helps her with her homework at night sitting around the kitchen table lit by a kerosene lamp, she sits on his lap, while riding the binder, and curls up with him on the sofa at nap time. She helps her Grandmother with the chickens, picking eggs and feeding the pigs. But conflicts arise. Especially with her aunt , Hilda who is spiteful and humiliating. Jennie wants to run away and find her father in Canada but all her attempts fail. As far back as in kindergarten, Jennie liked to draw. So in first grade when she was asked to draw the picture placed on the blackboard in front of the class, she worked hard to copy the exact likeness. The picture was The Last Supper. After that, she became known as the class artist. Hilda felt Jennie was wasting her time drawing and discouraged her. Reading, another of Jennie's interests, was also considered wasteful. All through high school Jennie continued to be the school artist. During this time she became attached to Frank, a future farmer with a kind, uncomplicated view of life. He loved her but knew her dream was to leave the farm and go to study art. After graduating from high school Jennie is offered a job in Washington, D. C. Her grandmother slips her thirty dollars and urges her to leave at once, before Aunt Hilda can interfere. Her new life in the city is a shock and a revelation. Jennie discovers art galleries, takes her first real art lesson using pastels, and begins to acquire a new set of goals and values. Two years later, she returns to Minneapolis and enrolls at the University of Minnesota in art. Life is a struggle as she has to work to support herself and pay for her education. While working at one of the her jobs, she meets Jim, a young psychology student who is using the G.I. Bill to attend university. Soon they marry, unknown to either Jennies' mother or her aunt Hilda. Jim is very supportive of Jennie's interest in art. Between leaving the farm and starting university a series of tragedies occurred. Her grandparents diedfirst her grandfather, then her grandmother. Earlier a favorite uncle shot himself. Another uncle died under questionable circumstances and her mother becomes committed to a mental hospital while her father remained a mystery in spite of efforts to locate him. After graduating from university, she paints and exhibits her work, exploring new directions of expression. It is not easy to find success. When galleries are either hanging her work upside down or failing to pay her, they disappear from sight. Her first real success comes from entering a painting in an exhibition in New York. Titled Subjective-Objective, the painting and received first prize. From then on Jennie's goal to become an accomplished artist plays an important part in her life. Still, she couldn't forget the farm where her uncle now lives. One day, she decided to go back to the place she'd grown up and had wanted to escape. Seeing the faded wallpaper on the upstairs hall the stippled paint walls, the empty bookcase, Jennie becomes aware she has slowly moved from the austere and culturally limited setting of the farm to a new world, one of painting, art, and intellectual interactions. She'd left the farm and could not return. Back in Toronto, Jennie walked into their condo, past th
Category: Family & Relationships

Stop The World And Let Me Off

Author : John Graham
ISBN : 9781450040167
Genre : Self-Help
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It appears to be a fact, history repeats itself. The good and the bad seem to recycle generation after generation. However, two factors seem to make the process more dangerous and deadly: The population growth and the prophecy of God. As the inhabitation of the world expands and the influences of satanic powers prevail, conditions and consequences develop that literally invade the minds of people with terror and tears the fabric of society apart. In his book, “Stop the World and Let Me Off,” Reverend Graham deals with concepts that demoralizes and diminishes the foundation of life’s ethnics, economics and environment. Reverend Graham explores the causes, the consequences and the change that affects our world and causes man to want to jump ship and escape the dilemma. Yet, within the pages of this book, you will find the challenge for change and the celebration of hope that is available.
Category: Self-Help

Carry Me Off

Author : J.T. Whitesell
ISBN : 9780985643300
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1st Book Of The Seriously Extraordinary Crazy Adventures Of Becca And Company

Author : J. Nolan
ISBN : 9780595425860
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Becca Pennington couldn't believe what she had gotten herself into! She was just supposed to be applying for a grandma's helper position. But when she meets the grandma, Mrs. KG, Becca soon finds out that both the grandma and her creepy old mansion are anything but ordinary! Not only does the mansion have edible furniture and interactive wallpaper, but it also has very unusual hallways, one through which transports Becca to another dimension. From having a wild and wacky shopping cart chase to learning how to dance herself up into the air, Becca's adventures in other dimensions are definitely beyond what her wildest dreams could have ever imagined! Joining her on this fantastically funny and crazy trip are Mrs. KG's grandchildren and the mischievous, goggle-wearing iguana, Señor Greco. Warning: Don't read this book unless you are ready to go on a truly exciting journey that is so crammed full of humor and fantasy it won't fit inside even the largest black hole in the whole universe!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Of Irish Blood

Author : Mary Pat Kelly
ISBN : 9781429987370
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1903. Nora Kelly, twenty-four, is talented, outspoken, progressive, and climbing the ladder of opportunity, until she falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. Nora takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists, and "les femmes Americaines" of the Left Bank such as Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach. But when she stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, a good-looking scholar, an unconventional priest, and Ireland's revolutionary women challenge Nora to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland. Author Mary Pat Kelly weaves historical characters such as Maud Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera, as well as Gabrielle Chanel, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Nora Barnicle, into Of Irish Blood, a vivid and compelling story inspired by the life of her great-aunt. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Quest For The Penny Black

Author : MSA Blackwell
ISBN : 9781479731602
Genre : Fiction
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The Quest for the Penny Black Volume One of the Notting Hill Trilogy A comedy adventure set in London in 1974. A number of Londoners, with the help of clues which were contained in the diaries of a dishonest Equerry to Queen Victoria that hinted of some stolen penny black stamps hidden around London, discovered by an elderly eccentric widow of an eminent archaeologist, commence on a treasure hunt. The clues, as deciphered progressively by the lady, take her and a dysfunctional ex-merchant seaman lodger, plus a group of people, whom she thinks are private detectives (but are actually small-time gangsters) to the icons of London, including Tower Bridge, Hampstead Hospital, Albert Bridge, Highgate Cemetery and some churches, to mention a few... br> The search is hampered by the arrival of a big-time gangster whose interest in the matter is apparent. His efforts, however, are somewhat thwarted by the arrival of some mysterious minders, engaged by a man who owns much of Notting Hill and is a friend of the old lady. It is a story of discovery and self-redemption, which lead to the ultimate conclusion.
Category: Fiction

A Rotten Person Travels The Caribbean

Author : Gary Buslik
ISBN : 9781932361728
Genre : Humor
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"If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of tropical adventure. Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts another island-hopping, culture-clashing crisis that pits the homesick author against falling coconuts, hospitals that remove wrong organs, insects as big and dangerous as stealth bombers, ticket agents that put him on hold for hours, mysteriously calculated currency exchanges, over-proofed rum, livestock, singing Rastafarians, garbage-bin sex, peanut-crazed children, Idi Amin, flesh-eating monkeys, dentists, cricket, steel drum bands, and the French. Fortunately, even when making fun of his West Indian hosts, the curmudgeonly author's essential good nature and devotion to his wife twinkle through, and in the end his stubborn geocentricity gives way to a heartfelt appreciation of his island hosts.
Category: Humor

I Ve Been To The Top Of The Mountain But Flatland Suits Me Best

Author : Sharon E. De Rosa
ISBN : 9781453532539
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Have you been looking for an action packed book with mystery and intrigue. Well sorry; this isn't the book to read for that genre. I haven't murdered anyone lately or been hunted by cannibals on my journey through life. I did have a surprise encounter with Bill Clinton and he touched my hand. That's as far as I allowed him to get when he landed at our localairport. I have had other confrontations and lived an interesting life intertwined with wild breathtakingly funny events. I do embellish a bit to entertain others. My tales will acquaint you to the difficult task of getting older, learning technology, and vacationing with adult kidsand their family. I have shared a few sad events as well. I tell my tales with cantor as I deal with hearing, eyes, and legs that are going downhill quicker than a mud slide. Travel with me on my road through life and some of my rants on the way.
Category: Biography & Autobiography