Holidays on Ice

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316073636

Category: Humor

Page: 300

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David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).

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.

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.

Calypso

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641234050

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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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.

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.

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.

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

Das Leben ist kein Streichelzoo

Fiese Fabeln

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641064562

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Als die Tiere den Wald aufmischten: Fabelhaftes von David Sedaris Er hat „einen Sinn für die schrägen, einsturzgefährdeten Seiten des Daseins“ (SPIEGEL ONLINE). Die Bücher über sein Leben hat Bestsellerautor David Sedaris längst als eigenes literarisches Genre etabliert. Aber er kann auch anders. Das Leben ist kein Streichelzoo: Davon können die Tiere, die Sedaris in seinen sechzehn subtil fiesen und wahrhaft komischen Fabeln auftreten lässt, ein Lied singen. Bleischwer senkt sich peinlich berührtes Schweigen über den Friseursalon des Pavians, der seine Kundin, eine Katze, gerade leichtfertig durch eine Bemerkung über Körperpflege mit der Zunge verstört hat. Guten Mutes folgt das Schaf auf der Weide den Meditationsübungen einer Krähe, nicht ahnend, dass die Sache für sein kleines Lämmchen nicht gut enden wird. Ungläubig lauscht die Laborratte im Käfig den Theorien eines Neuzugangs, wonach körperliche Gesundheit lediglich eine Frage der positiven Einstellung ist. In diesen virtuosen Fabeln leuchtet Sedaris zielsicher und haarsträubend witzig die kleinen Peinlichkeiten und großen Katastrophen des Lebens aus, denen kein Tier – und kein Mensch – entrinnen kann.

Choose Your Own Misery

The Holidays

Author: Mike MacDonald

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1682303187

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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“Bah! Humbug! An ideal choice for holiday haters and readers who enjoy David Sedaris’s hysterically funny take, Holidays on Ice” (Library Journal). From two alumni of The Onion, this is part of the hilarious series “for former Choose Your Own Adventure fans and devotees of dark, dark humor” (Publishers Weekly). This is the year you’re going to do it: you’re going to avoid Christmas completely! . . . or you were, until your island getaway got washed out by a hurricane. Now you have to choose: should you spend the holiday with your shrewish sister and her Europhile husband, or endure your new girlfriend’s family for a week? Help chop down a tree even though it might throw out your back, or endure the icy judgment of a woman who thinks only children and pussies help bake cookies? Jet off to the glamorous slums of Kingston, Jamaica, or accept the offer of a ride from a man who never stops smiling . . . and is probably going to turn you into a skin suit? From the writers who brought you the hilarious parody Choose Your Own Misery: The Office comes a second helping of misery with a festive twist. Christmas is full of fun surprises for kids, but for adults, it’s just an endless series of aggressive crowds, overwhelming credit card debt, and pretending to like the people you’re forced to spend it with. Once you unwrap all the holiday misery hiding in these pages, the blackness of your heart will rival any lump of coal. “I played this book thirty times and the happiest ending I got was one where I got to eat turkey with a badly burned hand. Seems about right. Hilarious every time.” —Ryan North, New York Times–bestselling author of Romeo And/Or Juliet

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.