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Wedding Toasts I Ll Never Give

Author : Ada Calhoun
ISBN : 9780393254808
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Seven essays celebrating the beauty of the imperfect marriage. We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage—eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates—leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which “the first twenty years are the hardest.” Calhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Both realistic and openhearted, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give offers a refreshing new way to think about marriage as a brave, tough, creative decision to stay with another person for the rest of your life. “What a burden,” Calhoun calls marriage, “and what a gift.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Funny Office Gag Gifts

Author : Theofficeboss
ISBN : 1099679613
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You'll love this The Funny Office Gag Gifts Composition Notebook Journal: Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give Best boss, coworker leaving for retirement, employee appreciation present This beautiful notebook is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous The Funny Office Gag Gifts cover. There is plenty of room inside for writing your personal ideas, meeting notes, creative stories, journaling, habit tracker, to-do lists making, school homework assignments, recipes or simply doodling. 110 pages for teacher Weekly / Monthly Action Plan Compact book size: 6x9 inches; Fits in most purses, backpacks, and totes. Durable matte, sturdy paperback cover, perfect bound, for an expert finish. Acid-free archival-quality paper takes pen or pencil beautifully. Perfect book to write in daily, take notes and jot down ideas - one line a day. Amazing quality book makes ideal BFF Birthday Gifts for friends and family. Christmas Present, Stocking Stuffers, White Elephant. Graduation Gifts for Students and Teachers. Presents Baskets for happy kids, teens and adults. RobustCreative(R) offers a wide variety of useful journals, planners, notebooks and diaries for every occasion. This design is also available with plain lined, Cornell note taking system, college ruled, dot grid, blank pages, storyboard, calendar, composition books, and doodle sketchbook interiors ... plus many more.

Why We Can T Sleep

Author : Ada Calhoun
ISBN : 9781611859010
Genre : Self-Help
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When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked. Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to 'have it all,' Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take 'me-time' or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order. In Why We Can't Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X's predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss - and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.
Category: Self-Help

The All Or Nothing Marriage

Author : Eli J. Finkel
ISBN : 9780698411456
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“After years of debate and inquiry, the key to a great marriage remained shrouded in mystery. Until now...”—Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Eli J. Finkel's insightful and ground-breaking investigation of marriage clearly shows that the best marriages today are better than the best marriages of earlier eras. Indeed, they are the best marriages the world has ever known. He presents his findings here for the first time in this lucid, inspiring guide to modern marital bliss. The All-or-Nothing Marriage reverse engineers fulfilling marriages—from the “traditional” to the utterly nontraditional—and shows how any marriage can be better. The primary function of marriage from 1620 to 1850 was food, shelter, and protection from violence; from 1850 to 1965, the purpose revolved around love and companionship. But today, a new kind of marriage has emerged, one oriented toward self-discover, self-esteem, and personal growth. Finkel combines cutting-edge scientific research with practical advice; he considers paths to better communication and responsiveness; he offers guidance on when to recalibrate our expectations; and he even introduces a set of must-try “lovehacks.” This is a book for the newlywed to the empty nester, for those thinking about getting married or remarried, and for anyone looking for illuminating advice that will make a real difference to getting the most out of marriage today.
Category: Family & Relationships

What Would De Beauvoir Do

Author : Tabi Jackson Gee
ISBN : 9781788401098
Genre : Social Science
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Ever thought about what Tinder advice Naomi Wolf would give you? Ever wondered what Andrea Dworkin would think about your Brazilian wax? Or what Mary Wollstonecraft would think about the 'fairy-tale' weddings you're always invited to? Using 40 everyday questions and problems as springboards for exploring the theories and concepts of the greatest feminist theorists of all time, from the pioneering writer of The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir to modern-day icons such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie What Would de Beauvoir Do? tackles all the important issues in your life through a feminist lens. From Audre Lorde to Roxane Gay, Virginia Woolf to Caitlin Moran, let the most influential feminists in history answer all your everyday questions, and in doing so shed light on even the most complex feminist theories.
Category: Social Science


Author : Belinda Luscombe
ISBN : 9780399592379
Genre : Social Science
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A smart and concise guide to staying together that draws on scientific findings, expert advice, and years in the marital trenches to explain why marriage is better for your health, your finances, your kids, and your happiness Like you, probably, Belinda Luscombe would rather have had her eyes put out than read a book about marriage; they all seemed full of advice that was obvious, useless, or bad. Plus they were boring. But after covering the relationship beat for Time magazine for ten years, she realized there was a surprisingly upbeat and little-known story to tell about the benefits of staying together for the long haul. Casting a witty, candid, and probing eye on the latest behavioral science, Luscombe has written a fresh and persuasive report on the state of our unions, how they’ve changed from the marriages of our parents’ era, and what those changes mean for the happiness of this most intimate and important of our relationships. In Marriageology Luscombe examines the six major fault lines that can fracture contemporary marriages, also known as the F-words: familiarity, fighting, finances, family, fooling around, and finding help. She presents facts, debunks myths, and provides a fascinating mix of research, anecdotes, and wisdom from a wide range of approaches—from how properly dividing up chores can result in a better sex life to the benefits of fighting with your spouse (though not in the car) to whether or not to tell your partner that you lost $70,000. (The last one is from firsthand experience.) Marriageology offers simple, actionable, maybe even borderline fun techniques and tips to try, whether the relationship in question is about to conk out or just needs a little grease and an oil change. The best news of all is that sticking together is easier than it looks. Praise for Marriageology “Drawn from what she learned covering the relationship beat for Time, Luscombe’s how-not-to-split-up manual is witty and wise.”—People “People are still getting married, and this book is here to help. . . . A warm and companionable volume . . . [Luscombe has a] wry touch, a gift for scene-setting, and an endearingly even temper.”—The New Yorker “Few things are more important than the quality of our relationships—and especially the one we build with our life partners. Belinda Luscombe has written a smart and funny book to help anyone work toward a stronger and more fulfilling marriage.”—Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn and OptionB
Category: Social Science

Find A Husband After 35

Author : Rachel Greenwald
ISBN : 0307415236
Genre : Self-Help
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Fate is late! For women 35 to 95, it’s time to get proactive if you want to find a husband. The rules for finding the right mate change later in life, as there are fewer eligible men and fewer opportunities to meet them. Now successful dating coach Rachel Greenwald shares her proven 15-step action program based on simple marketing tactics she learned at Harvard Business School. These innovative and smart tactics will empower any woman to find a husband quickly and efficiently–and not just any husband: a wonderful husband. In this practical no-nonsense guide, Greenwald tells women how to package their assets, develop a personal brand, leverage niche marketing, use direct mail and telemarketing to get the word out, establish a husband-hunting budget, and hold quarterly performance reviews to assess the results. She also shows women how to use these strategies in the world of online dating and how to avoid common pitfalls. Greenwald’s 15 steps form a unique and effective plan for any woman who wants to jump-start her dating life and enrich her portfolio of potential husbands.
Category: Self-Help

A Time To Keep A Memoir

Author : Richard J. J. O’Connor
ISBN : 9781469134833
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This memoir describes what it was like growing up as the youngest member of a large, boisterous Irish-American family in Massachusetts during the 1940s and 1950s. The author also tells about his experiences as a young naval officer during the Cuban Missile Crisis, his work in international communicable disease control as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, and later teaching and research involvement at several universities in the development and application of computer-based individualized instruction, and emerging K-12 classroom technologies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Daughter Of The Bride

Author : Francesca Segrè
ISBN : 042520880X
Genre : Fiction
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When her sixty-one-year-old mother announces plans to marry for the second time, Daniella is both thrilled and upset, especially since, at the age of twenty-nine, she still has not found her dream man, a situation that is further complicated when her mother asks her to help plan the festivities and by her own frustrating love life and high-pressure TV job. Original.
Category: Fiction

Great Toasts

Author : Andrew Frothingham
ISBN : 1564145964
Genre : Reference
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Including anecdotes about some of the most famous toasts throughout the ages, this endlessly entertaining book teaches readers how to make the perfect toast for weddings, business events, birthdays, and special occasions.
Category: Reference

Cheyney Fox

Author : Roberta Latow
ISBN : 0449146766
Genre : Fiction
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On the verge of being appointed America's first Secretary of Art, Cheyney Fox becomes worried that the secrets of her past will threaten her new career
Category: Fiction

Living Age

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010212590
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The Living Age

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924080779592
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Author : Barbara Metzger
ISBN : 9781611875089
Genre : Fiction
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The last valentine: Audrina is desperate to ensure that Lord Blanford not only notices her beautiful cousin but marries her as well. However, Max's head is beset by larger worries than matrimony--though he is curiously diverted by the antics of the flame-haired matchmaking minx.
Category: Fiction

The Last Chance

Author : Darrien Lee
ISBN : 9781599832920
Genre : Fiction
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Running their Los Angeles casino has been rewarding for Luke Chance and his three brothers, Malachi, Roman, and Genesis. But recently it seems like everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie. Word on the streets alert the Chance brothers of an impending hostile takeover of their casino, which could leave Luke and his brothers penniless and possibly dead. That is until their twenty-five year old sister Keilah Chance, who lives in D.C., comes home for a short visit. Keilah is not only beautiful but she also can be lethal if necessary. Being a woman who is a weapons and martial arts expert, she is often underestimated. Luke and his family decide that they must do whatever it takes to make sure their casino stays honest and successful. Will the Chance family be able to protect their family dynasty and come out unscathed or will Keilah find herself proving to the world that blood is thicker than water?
Category: Fiction

Roasts Toasts

Author : Gene Perret
ISBN : 0806994444
Genre : Humor
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If you've ever been tongue-tied with your glass poised in mid-air, waiting for an inspirational burst of eloquence, here's the reference for you. Whether for a wedding or work party, retirement or anniversary, or even if you just want a witty toast to pull out at a casual dinner, you'll find them all here. Try these: Present a thick-skinned speaker with this wisecrack, Here's a speaker who needs no introduction. Believe me, we've tried several and they don't help. Or, if the tables are turned, counter with this jibe, I've never heard an introduction like that before. And if my lawyer is worth his salt, I'll never receive one like that again. If you're stepping up to the mike after a glowing prelude, you could start with something like, That was a wonderful introduction. Now even I can't wait to hear what I say. Greet an absent-minded man of the evening with some good-natured ribbing, Someone asked our guest of honor to pass the salt and pepper. He said, Here's the pepper. Now what was that first thing you asked for? If a retiree is a renowned travel bug, bid him adieu with this quip, You can tell from looking at our guest of honor that he's a traveling man. He must be. Practically everyone he meets tells him where to go. With hundreds of roasts and toasts for dozens of different occasions and personality types, you'll never be left speechless again
Category: Humor

Zero And Other Fictions

Author : Fan Huang
ISBN : 9780231528054
Genre : Fiction
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Huang Fan burst onto Taiwan's literary scene in the 1980s, publishing pointed urban portraits and political satires that captured the reading public's attention. After decades of innovative work, he is now one of Asia's most celebrated authors, crucial to understanding the development of Taiwanese literature over the past fifty years. The first collection of Huang Fan's work to appear in English, this anthology includes Zero, a prize-winning dystopian novella echoing George Orwell's chilling 1984. Set in a postapocalyptic world, Zero features Xi De, a young man raised in an elite community who risks everything to challenge his society's charismatic leader and technocratic rule. Huang Fan's novella poignantly illustrates the quandary of an idealistic man trapped among conflicting claims to truth, unsure whether to think of himself as heroic or foolish in his ultimate choice of resistance and sacrifice. This anthology also features three critically acclaimed short stories: "Lai Suo," which established Huang Fan's reputation as a groundbreaking author; "The Intelligent Man"; and "How to Measure the Width of a Ditch." In "Lai Suo," a naïve individual becomes the pawn of powerful men intent on political advancement. In "How to Measure the Width of a Ditch," an unreliable narrator spins an absurdist, metafictional tale of his childhood in Taipei, and in "The Intelligent Man," Huang Fan weaves an allegorical satire about political reunification set against a backdrop of Taiwanese migration to the United States, with a trenchant look at expanding business interests in mainland China and Southeast Asia. All together, these remarkable works portray the tensions and aspirations of modern Taiwan.
Category: Fiction