So Anyway

Author: John Cleese
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0385348258
Size: 28.22 MB
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John Cleese’s huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown. Cleese was just days away from graduating Cambridge and setting off on a law career when he was visited by two BBC executives, who offered him a job writing comedy for radio. That fateful moment—and a near-simultaneous offer to take his university humor revue to London’s famed West End—propelled him down a different path, cutting his teeth writing for stars like David Frost and Peter Sellers, and eventually joining the five other Pythons to pioneer a new kind of comedy that prized invention, silliness, and absurdity. Along the way, he found his first true love with the actress Connie Booth and transformed himself from a reluctant performer to a world class actor and back again. Twisting and turning through surprising stories and hilarious digressions—with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why—this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.

Hallelujah Anyway

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213593
Size: 74.56 MB
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From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it. "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere—"within us and outside us, all around us"—and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all." Full of Lamott’s trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise—a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality. From the Hardcover edition.

So Anyway A Search For Cool

Author: Sam Trumpold
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483421325
Size: 32.30 MB
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A story of bullies and victims and finding a way to get even, this story has been told a million times. This time it involves family, but not how you might think. Is it right to get revenge when it might break your sister’s heart?

Anyway

Author: Arthur Salm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442429321
Size: 17.48 MB
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Reinventing yourself takes humor, heart, and a TON of footnotes! Max is a good kid—but you wouldn’t know that if you met him at the boring family camp his parents dragged him to over the summer. There, for a few exciting weeks, Max reinvents himself as “Mad Max” and gains a bad-boy reputation for being daring, cool, and fearless. But when Max returns home, he finds it’s easier to be fearless with strangers than it is among friends, and he is not particularly proud of the way his behavior over the summer hurt people. Can he find a way to merge his adventurous alter ego with his true identity as a good guy? Peppered with humorous handwritten footnotes and doodles throughout, Anyway* perfectly captures the viewpoint of a young teen doing his best to find his place in the world—and an ideal balance between wise guy and wimp.

What S So Great About Art Anyway

Author: Rachel Branham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775037
Size: 50.61 MB
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Inviting readers to examine schools and teaching with a critical lens, this visually and conceptually captivating graphic novel advocates for arts education in schools. At the center of this work is the author’s memoir as a young high school art teacher in the public school system. Through engaging (and frequently funny) anecdotes centered on classroom life, mixed with discussions of education policy and reform, readers explore teacher/student relationships, testing and accountability, 21st-century learning, and the history and purpose of art education. Branham’s personal narrative of challenges and triumphs demonstrate why art education should be preserved as a core subject if students are to understand the connection between creativity, critical thinking, and other higher-order skills. “What’s So Great About Art, Anyway?” is a refreshing book for everyone—particularly for in-service teachers—and is a smart foundational text in arts education and introduction to teaching courses. “This delightful graphic novel will challenge all teachers and prospective educators to think more deeply about their practice—the craft, the science, and, yes, the art of teaching.” —From the Foreword by William Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics (with Ryan Alexander-Tanner) “With a contagious passion, a dynamic pen, and a generous wit, Rachel Braham returns art to its rightful place in our schools—the beating heart of the education our children deserve. ‘What's So Great About Art, Anyway?’ isn’t just for art educators; it’s for all of us.” —Adam Bessie, Diablo Valley College, co-author of graphic report The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum (with Dan Archer) “This visually and conceptually captivating book blazes new territory in the tradition of teacher memoirs, while reminding us of the vital importance of art education in our schools.” —Gregory Michie, Chicago teacher, author of Holler If You Hear Me “This book is refreshing! Branham's ideas are purposefully provocative, and she expresses them through a popular medium.” —Laurel Campbell, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Feel Good Anyway

Author: Linda Hankins, Ph.D.
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452539308
Size: 41.56 MB
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Adrian’s Story is the first in an unending series of stories about ordinary people who use pencil and paper to fill in the blanks, finish sentences, and Feel Good Anyway. From Adrian: “What a rocket ride! All it took was my mom going to one meeting, making her own decision to feel good anyway, no matter if I got up and went to school or not, leaving me one note, and, of course, making my favorite dinner. Maybe it really was her spaghetti!”

Crusoe The Celebrity Dachshund

Author: Ryan Beauchesne
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250074398
Size: 18.19 MB
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What? You've never heard of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund?! You must be living under a rock!... Or at least that's what Crusoe thinks. Crusoe may be a small dog, but he's a big deal. He's the self-proclaimed "wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is" (Until now!) and the star of his own wildly popular blog of the same name, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best Pet Blog Award as well as the Most Humorous Blog and Best Blog of the Year at the 2015 Bloggies. Crusoe is talented, ridiculously photogenic, and proud of his larger-than-life personality, stunning fashion sense, and insatiable penchant for whimsy, as his many thousands of loyal followers can attest. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so. Crusoe is so excited to share his wit and wisdom with all of his adoring fans. He is certain that his first book, featuring hundreds of photos, funny stories, delicious recipes, and helpful tips will make the perfect gift for dog-lovers of all ages.

Who Are The Joneses Anyway

Author: Bob Karcher
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630477508
Size: 63.22 MB
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At one time or another, most of us have heard the expression “keeping up with the Joneses”, a legendary family that has the world trying to keep up with them. They are mentioned in tweets, movies, newscasts, articles, blogs, books, and more. They are mysterious. They seem to be everywhere, but no one appears to have actually met them. Why is that? You have likely heard of them too, but have you met the Joneses? We have, and we would like to introduce them to you. We think you’ll be just as surprised as we were by who they are. Too often we measure success by our accomplishments or the stuff we have accumulated. But life should be about so much more, like discovering who you are, why you are here, and the legacy you create. Think of the possibilities if you started living your life more intentionally, doing more of the things that matter most-and less of everything else. Could life be less hectic? What if you spent more time doing things today that could lead to a better tomorrow, instead of just trying to survive each day? What if you could live more simply, yet more fully? In "Who Are the Joneses Anyway?", we lead you on your own “Joneses Journey”, ask you relevant questions and encourage to be brave enough to seek the answers. The practical approach and resources will help you get from where you are to where you really want your life to be as you to think less about your “what” and begin thinking more about your “who.”

Love Him Anyway

Author: Abby Banks
Publisher: Ambassador International
ISBN: 1620205963
Size: 44.32 MB
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One night can change everything. Abby Banks put her healthy, happy infant son to sleep, but when she awoke the next morning, she felt as though she was living a nightmare. Her son, Wyatt, was paralyzed. There was no fall, no accident, no warning. A rare autoimmune disease attacked his spinal cord, and there was no cure. In an instant, all her hopes and dreams for him were wiped away. The life she envisioned for her family was gone, and she was frozen by the fear of a future she never imagined. As she struggled to come to grips with her son’s devastating diagnosis and difficult rehabilitation, she found true hope in making a simple choice, a choice to love anyway—to love her son, the life she didn’t plan, and the God of hope, who is faithful even when the healing doesn’t come. In Love Him Anyway, Abby shares her family’s journey from heartbreak to triumph and reminds us that hope and joy can be found in life’s hardest places.