Holidays on Ice

Deutsch von Harry Rowohlt

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641129796

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9456


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

View: 8284


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.

Flucht nach Utopia – Events im Zeitalter der Angst

Einfluss des Terrorismus auf die Eventnachfrage und Chancen der Intervention

Author: Katharina Leest

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658250984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 889


Katharina Leest widmet sich der Aufrechterhaltung der Nachfrage nach Events in Zeiten einer immer näher kommenden terroristischen Bedrohung. Die Autorin entwickelt einen praxisnahen Katalog von allgemeingültigen Handlungsempfehlungen, welcher Lösungsansätze für die Einflussnahme auf die durch den Terrorismus induzierten negativen Nachfrageffekte aufzeigt. Die stetig steigende Erlebnisorientierung steht in unmittelbarem Konflikt mit dem evolutionären Sicherheitsbedürfnis. Die Realisierung eines zielgruppenspezifischen Gleichgewichts zwischen Sicherheit, Freiheit und Wirtschaftlichkeit rückt in den Fokus.

Holidays on Ice (Versione italiana)

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori

ISBN: 8852015337

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 6596


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.

Pooh's Corner 1997 - 2009

Author: Harry Rowohlt

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991786

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 912


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.


Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135672

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9625


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.

Where Is the Key?

Author: Sheila Brook

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 184991043X


Page: 248

View: 6557


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


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 8702


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.

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

Work from 1970 to the Present

Author: Lex Williford,Michael Martone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416545118

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 576

View: 9442


From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers from across the country, this collection includes only the most highly regarded nonfiction work published since 1970. Contributers include: Jo Ann Beard, Wendell Berry, Eula Biss, Mary Clearman Blew, Charles Bowden, Janet Burroway, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Michael W. Cox, Annie Dillard, Mark Doty, Brian Doyle, Tony Earley, Anthony Farrington, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Diane Glancy, Lucy Grealy, William Harrison, Robin Hemley, Adam Hochschild, Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Kingsolver , Ted Kooser, Sara Levine, E.J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Thomas Lynch, Lee Martin, Rebecca McCLanahan, Erin McGraw, John McPhee, Brenda Miller, Dinty W. Moore, Kathleen Norris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lia Purpura, Richard Rhodes, Bill Roorbach, David Sedaris, Richard Selzer, Sue William Silverman, Floyd Skloot, Lauren Slater, Cheryl Strayed, Amy Tan, Ryan Van Meter, David Foster Wallace, and Joy Williams.

Writing Tools

55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316028401

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 7376


A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools. Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available. Organized into four sections, "Nuts and Bolts," "Special Effects," "Blueprints for Stories," and "Useful Habits," Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.


26 Stories of Love and Rivalry

Author: Andrew Blauner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470458891

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 1958


"The next best thing to not having a brother (as I do not) is to have Brothers." —Gay Talese Here is a tapestry of stories about the complex and unique relationship that exists between brothers. In this book, some of our finest authors take an unvarnished look at how brothers admire and admonish, revere and revile, connect and compete, love and war with each other. With hearts and minds wide open, and, in some cases, with laugh-out-loud humor, the writers tackle a topic that is as old as the Bible and yet has been, heretofore, overlooked. Contributors range in age from twenty-four to eighty-four, and their stories from comic to tragic. Brothers examines and explores the experiences of love and loyalty and loss, of altruism and anger, of competition and compassion—the confluence of things that conspire to form the unique nature of what it is to be and to have a brother. “Brother.” One of our eternal and quintessential terms of endearment. Tobias Wolff writes, “The good luck of having a brother is partly the luck of having stories to tell.” David Kaczynski, brother of “The Unabomber”: “I’ll start with the premise that a brother shows you who you are—and also who you are not. He’s an image of the self, at one remove . . . You are a ‘we’ with your brother before you are a ‘we’ with any other.” Mikal Gilmore refers to brotherhood as a “fidelity born of blood.” We’ve heard that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But where do the apples fall in relation to each other? And are we, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, after all? These stories address those questions and more, and are, like the relationships, full of intimacy and pain, joy and rage, burdens and blessings, humor and humanity.

Das Leben ist kein Streichelzoo

Fiese Fabeln

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641064562

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5884


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.

Holidays for Kids

Author: Charles Pascalar

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466905476

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 7238


Be the coolest parent in the neighborhood, maybe in the world. Its all in this book and so easy. Every child and adult looks forward to enjoying the next big holiday season with their friends and family. What if you could celebrate several of those holidays every month with your kids? Give them some fun days that no other children experience. Give them low or no cost holidays that build a stronger emotional connection with them. Make their friends, and yours, look at you with envy over celebrating things that no one ever thought about. In this book, you will learn the most important birthday for your child and cool new holidays like One Day Fun Day, May Day Play Day, Awesome August Adventure Day, January Journey, September Search, Pie Day, Slurpee Day, and over forty others. Plus, learn how to celebrate the more traditional holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Presidents Day in fun new ways. Learn bedtime and good-morning songs, how to educate your kids on things even teachers dont know, and have your kids begging for more. This book took twelve years to develop all those cool things. Its now available exclusively for you.

Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 504

View: 3356


This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.