Holidays on Ice

Deutsch von Harry Rowohlt

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641129796

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Die fünf schönsten Geschichten, die David Sedaris zum Thema Weihnachten geschrieben hat! Die Weihnachtszeit kann nervenaufreibend sein, vor allem als Zwerg im größten Kaufhaus der Welt, bei Macy’s. Denn es glaube keiner, dass es nur eine Art von Zwergen gibt ... Aus diesem Stoff sind die kleinen und großen Tragödien, die hinter jeder Ecke lauern und von denen David Sedaris erzählt. Kongenial ins Deutsche übertragen von Harry Rowohlt.

Holiday On Ice: A Play-By-Play Novella 8.5

Author: Jaci Burton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472228073

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Holiday On Ice is a sexy holiday enovella in the Play-By-Play series from New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis. Superstar hockey player Patrick 'Trick' Niemeyer and dancer Stella Slovinski have picked up where they left off a year ago, resuming their hot, uncomplicated affair. Stella refuses to call it dating, or a relationship. But lately, Trick is looking for more... Stella's been burned before - in a relationship she never talks about - not with her family, not with her friends, and definitely not with Trick. But now it's the holiday season and Trick is determined to give Stella his heart wrapped up in a bow. He knows Stella is the right woman for him, but he'll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away. Includes a preview of Quarterback Draw and Love After All. Want more sexy sporting romance? Don't miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

Holidays on Ice (Versione italiana)

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori

ISBN: 8852015337

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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Implacabile osservatore delle follie della modernità, Sedaris, comico sottile e spietato, racconta la sua esperienza come elfo natalizio in un grande magazzino di New York. Un dissacrante libello sul falso luccichio del Natale.

Nackt

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135672

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Willkommen in der haarsträubenden Welt des David Sedaris. Sedaris packt die gegenwärtige Autobiographienmode beim sprichwörtlichen Schlafittchen und erklärt das weite Feld seines Lebens und das seiner Familie zum Minenfeld. In siebzehn Geschichten erzählt er von seinen Betätigungen als halbwüchsiger Tramper, Apfelpflücker, Möchtegern-Schauspieler, Collegestudent oder Nudist – witzig, anrührend, exzentrisch, pingelig und zutiefst charmant.

Ich kann mir alles merken.

Nur nicht mehr so lange

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641070872

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Dieses Buch geht uns alle an! Wenn man jung ist, lacht man darüber, dass man in die Küche gegangen ist und sich nicht mehr daran erinnert, was man dort wollte. Oder dass man sorgfältig eine Einkaufsliste geschrieben und sie dann aber vergessen hat. Und dann wird man älter ... Früher drohten die vielen Erinnerungen ihre „geistige Festplatte“ zu sprengen; beim Älterwerden spürt Nora Ephron, dass die Speicher sich zu leeren beginnen. Und diese Erfahrung machen wir irgendwann alle. Mit viel Wortwitz zeigt Hollywoods erfolgreichste Drehbuchautorin einmal mehr, wie gut sie es versteht, die Gedanken und Wünsche von Frauen in Worte zu fassen. Mit unnachahmlicher Selbstironie schreibt sie über gestern, heute und morgen, über Familie und Beruf, Vertrauen und Enttäuschung, Erfolg und Desaster. Der Hals lügt immer noch nie. Und Nora Ephron lügt uns nicht an: Altwerden ist nicht einfach, aber einfach schön verrückt! Herzenswärme und hintergründiger Humor von Hollywoods Kultautorin. Nora Ephron weiß, was Frauen wollen!

Sprechen wir über Eulen - und Diabetes

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641113253

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Der ganz normale Wahnsinn Wer behaupten wollte, David Sedaris schreibe und veröffentliche Tagebücher, um seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen, müsste Michelangelo einen Anstreicher nennen. Niemand versteht es besser als Sedaris, Erlebtes in Lesbares zu verwandeln – seit seinem Debüt mit »Nackt« lässt er seine weltumspannende Fangemeinde daran teilhaben, wie er die schmerzlichste Erinnerung in subtile Komik und die banalste Begebenheit in zeitlose Weisheit kleidet. Er ist sein eigener Inquisitor und Hofnarr zugleich – „der herausragende Vertreter des Mein-Leben-als-David-Sedaris-Genres“ (BRIGITTE). In seinem neuesten Band mit absurden Alltagsgeschichten entführt uns Sedaris unter anderem in den australischen Busch, wo allerlei Getier verborgene Ängste und längst verdrängte Erfahrungen in ihm aufleben lässt; er erzählt von einer durchzechten Nacht mit wildfremden Alkoholikern im Zug von Chicago nach New York, weiht uns ein in die Geheimnisse der französischen Kieferchirurgie und in die Abgründe des britischen Handwerkertums, verrät uns und seinem präpotenten Patenkind, wie Tagebuchschreiben funktioniert und wozu es gut ist, und lehrt uns, Eulen zu verstehen. Es gibt kaum ein besseres Mittel gegen schlechte Laune als die Komik von David Sedaris – in 26 Geschichten und einem Gedicht macht er voller Scharfsinn aus den kleinen und großen Dramen des Lebens einen guten Witz.

Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748125949

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 4062

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David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveller. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his new book David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives - a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim finds one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today at the peak of his form.

Pooh's Corner 1997 - 2009

Author: Harry Rowohlt

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991786

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Treue und Neuentdecker können jubeln: Harry Rowohlts Zeit-Kolumne Pooh’s Corner gibt’s jetzt schön handlich verpackt in zwei Bände. Wie schon der erste Band beinhaltet auch der zweite Texte zu allen relevanten Themen der letzten zehn Jahre.

Calypso

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641234050

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6230

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#1-Bestseller der New York Times Den betörend geheimnisvollen Namen Calypso teilen sich unter anderem eine griechische Meeresnymphe, ein afrikanisch-karibischer Tanzrhythmus und ein Saturnmond. Fragt man David Sedaris, ist Calypso ein besonders bescheuerter Name für eine Katze. Aber auch ein betörend geheimnisvoller Titel für die lang erwartete neue Geschichtensammlung eines der erfolgreichsten Humoristen unserer Zeit, der es wie kein anderer versteht, zarte Schönheit im Hässlichen zu entdecken und die banale Komik des schönen Scheins zu entlarven. Die autobiografischen Geschichten in Calypso kreisen um das solare Zentrum der Familie. In den Ferien und an Feiertagen kommt der Sedaris-Clan zusammen, im elterlichen Strandhaus, später in David Sedaris' eigener Zuflucht mit Meerblick, und flickt am generationsübergreifenden Quilt aus gescheiterten Beziehungen, tragischen Toden, späten Einsichten - und hartnäckiger Liebe zu den Freunden, die man sich nicht aussuchen kann.

Fuselfieber

Deutsch von Harry Rowohlt

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135702

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In sechzehn autobiographischen Geschichten liefert der Star des schrägen Humors die ganze Palette zwischen Größenwahn und Menschenliebe, multipler Schizophrenie und tragikomischer Alltagssatire.

Where Is the Key?

Author: Sheila Brook

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 184991043X

Category:

Page: 248

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DescriptionThis book follows on from when the story of my childhood, told in 'Child of the Thirties, ' ended. I begin this memoir in the summer holidays after I left school in 1945; free time in those days is very different from free time today! My mother was still in a psychiatric hospital. I have tried to contract the events of over sixty years into a single book, giving a personal view of some the many changes that have occurred in society, together with some incidents in my personal life. I discuss a number of issues concerning the changes in care of the mentally ill. There are many contrasts made between aspects of life during the past sixty years with expectations and aspirations of today.Constancy is a theme that occurs throughout the book. The constancy of my father's concern for my mother; his regular visiting, and unsuccessful attempt to have her living at home again; his lonely life was impressed upon me as I wrote. In 1959 I met m mother again, and saw her for the first time in twenty years. From then on I kept in constant touch my mother, visiting her regularly until she died in 1992About the AuthorSheila Brook was born in 1931 and lived in Middlesex for many years. Long periods of her early childhood were spent living in other people's homes owing to her mother's recurrent episodes of mental illness. Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War her mother was again admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Twenty years passed before she and her mother met again.Sheila has lived in Hertfordshire for over forty years, and when her children were older she began a new career as a primary school teacher. Severe, long-standing, facial neuralgia forced her to take early retirement after some years of teaching, and the satisfaction she had in her chosen career made this hard to bear. Her first book, 'Child of the Thirties', covered the first fourteen years of her life, and her story now continues in 'Where is the Key', as she describes many of the changes that have occurred in her own life and in society in general through the second half of the twentieth century. Sheila has suffered from various forms of severe neuralgic pain but has managed to maintain an active life, playing tennis until she had turned seventy, and then enjoying a weekly Keep Fit class. She is an avid reader when time permits and loves her garden. She used to enjoy cooking, but finds this less satisfying since her husband's death in 2007. She enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles when time permits, but her writing has taken up all her spare time in recent years. The constant pain she suffers, made worse when sitting down, and also her acute sensitivity to loud noise now limit her involvement in many social activities.Sheila wrote her first book in her maiden name of Brook as a tribute to her late parents. Her mother features with affection in her second book. As she continued her story she appreciated how much anxiety and sorrow her father had suffered, and how mental illness had deprived her mother of her home, her family and her freedom.

Holidays on Display

Author: William L. Bird,National Museum of American History (U.S.)

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

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For millions of people the world over, the annual visit to a department store to view the festive window displays and visit Santa in his winter wonderland is a treasured holiday tradition. In America, the Thanksgiving holiday is almost inconceivable without Macy's annual parade. But how did holiday traditions like this begin? Who are the behind-the-scenes magicians that conjure up this unique blend of imagination, showmanship, and salesmanship? Holidays on Displayis a comprehensive overview of the art and industry of the holiday display. Author William L. Bird, Jr., traces its evolution as holiday decorations moved from shop windows to building exteriors and out into the street in the form of parade floats. In this fascinating and colorful history we are introduced to turn-of-the-century "trimmers" hiredby merchants to maintain product displays, and we marvel as advances in lighting, animation, and miniaturization lead to the incredible feats of creative self-expression practiced by today's window artists. Packed with rarely seen photographs and ephemera, Holidays on Displaymakes it easy to see why we have such lasting emotional attachments to animated Christmas windows, passing parades, and the ambient glow of holiday lights.

The Santaland Diaries ; And, Season's Greetings

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822216315

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 54

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THE STORIES: THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousa

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Author: Patrick Regan

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740798561

Category: Humor

Page: 72

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Nothing captures the magic of Christmas like the drooling face of a child and a cheap-ass little fake tree." --An Old-Fashioned Christmas In the tradition of Holidays on Ice and Bad Santa, Patrick Regan counters saccharine seasonal sentiment with a dose of holiday-noir. Remember Christmases of old? Simpler times, when four-year-old orphans were used for market research and Santa could call a pretty elf "Sweet Cheeks" and not get slapped with a sexual harassment suit? In An Old-Fashioned Christmas, author Patrick Regan collects images from the golden days of Christmas and pairs them with wryly sardonic captions to offer a reminder of what Christmas is really all about-namely, "hobos, orphans, boozed-up Santas, pill-popping housewives, and the shattered dreams of adorable children." Fans of Regan's The Book of Bad Habits will take twisted delight in his skewering of the most cherished (and overstuffed) holiday of all. The 1940s, '50s, and '60s-vintage photos are odd enough on their own, but when Regan's caustic captions start flying, no tradition is safe from mockery. Christmas just ain't what it used to be, and judging from the subversive gems in this more naughty-than-nice book, we should all be extremely grateful for that.