A noted author treats readers to a second installment of her chicken dioramas in this sequel to her Bitter With Baggage Seeks Same that explores such topics as online dating, couples therapy, parenting uncooperative children, confronting middle age, and more.
Author : Sloane Tanen
ISBN : 9781596912779
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 38.79 MB
Format : PDF
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An artist and her colorful chicken characters explore the wonders, trials, and joys of pregnancy and motherhood, from epidurals and stretch marks to diaper rash and maternity wear, in a collection of humorous captioned photographs.
"Engrossing, hilarious, and tender... I couldn't put it down." ---Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project A hilarious and moving chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together--in rehab, of all places--even as each member is on the verge of falling apart Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughter Janine, former child star suffering the aftereffects of a life in the public eye; and granddaughter Hailey, the "less-than" twin sister, whose inferiority complex takes a most unexpected turn. Nearly six thousand miles away, in London, celebrated author Bunny Small, Marty's long-forgotten first wife, has her own problems: a "preposterous" case of writer's block, a monstrous drinking habit, and a son who has fled halfway around the world to escape her. When Marty's pill-popping gets out of hand and Bunny's boozing reaches crisis proportions, a perfect storm of dysfunction brings them all together at Directions, Malibu's most exclusive and absurd rehab center. But for all their failings, the members of this estranged--and strange--family love each other. Rich with warmth, humor, and deep insight, There's a Word for That is a comic ode to surviving the people closest to us, navigating the perils of success, and taking one last look in the rearview mirror before mapping out the road ahead.
A beautiful new gift edition of Sloane Tanen's bestselling Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same, with iconic scenes from modern life featuring fluffy yellow chicks. With more personality than most people have to spare, artist Sloane Tanen's tiny yellow chickens negotiate the tricky modern world filled with three-headed blind dates, menacing KFCs, playground popularity battles, annoyingly crowded yoga classes, and waxes gone terribly wrong. Perched amid dollhouse furniture and adorned with perfect accessories, the chicks are photographed in witty full-color scenes and accompanied by hilarious text. The absurdity of their lives might strike you as strangely familiar. Far larger than life and charmingly spiky with off-kilter wit, these chickens win the hearts of all who behold them.
Now that the threat to the vampires of Morganville has been defeated, the gravest danger to the human residents is the enemy within . . . For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville have managed to coexist in peace. But thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have now been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. College student Claire Danvers, with ties to both humans and vampires, isn’t about to take sides. To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville searching for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news . . . or worse.
Chickens show off their human side in Sloane Tanen's irresistible dioramas. With more personality than most people have to spare, New York artist Sloane Tanen's tiny yellow chickens negotiate the tricky modern world, filled with three-headed blind dates, menacing KFCs, playground popularity battles, and annoyingly crowded yoga classes. They perch amid doll furniture, in scenes photographed in glorious color and brilliantly captioned- and their lives will strike you as strangely familiar... Charming, spiky with off-kilter wit (or waxing jobs gone terribly wrong), and somehow larger than life, these chickens win the hearts of all who behold them.