The Fran Lebowitz Reader

The Fran Lebowitz Reader PDF Book Detail Author: Fran Lebowitz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349015872
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
Acerbic, wisecracking and hilarious, this is the definitive essay collection from New York legend and satirist, Fran Lebowitz, star of Martin Scorsese's hit Netflix series, Pretend It's a City. 'The gold standard for intelligence, efficiency and humour. Now and forever' DAVID SEDARIS 'She's inexhaustible - her personality, her knowledge, her brilliance, most of all her humour' MARTIN SCORSESE 'The rare example of a legend living up to her own mythology. She really is THAT funny' HADLEY FREEMAN Lebowitz turns her trademark caustic wit to the vicissitudes of life - from children ('rarely in the position to lend one a truly interesting sum of money') to landlords ('it is the solemn duty of every landlord to maintain an adequate supply of roaches'). And her attitude to work is the perfect antidote to our exhausting culture of self-betterment ('3.40pm. I consider getting out of bed. I reject the notion as being unduly vigorous. I read and smoke a bit more'). 'Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things and small people talk about wine' 'Think before you speak. Read before you think' 'All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable' 'There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death' 'The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting'

The McGraw Hill Reader

The McGraw Hill Reader PDF Book Detail Author: Gilbert H. Muller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780072962956
Category : Academic writing
Languages : en
Pages : 827

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Tales From A Broad

Tales From A Broad PDF Book Detail Author: Fran Lebowitz
Publisher: Monsoon Books
ISBN: 9814358452
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 346

Book Description
When a frazzled New Yorker who is mad, bad and dangerous to know lands in Asia, life is never quite the same again - for anyone ... Fran Lebowitz cheerfully admits that she is intergalactically self-absorbed, a little crazy and really, really hard to please - just ask her eternally patient and bemused husband, Frank. But when her life in the fast land falls apart - again - it's time for a miracle. Reeling from the worst week of her life, topped off by her most important client stabbing her in the back, Fran realises that she's almost forgotten what her family looks like. She wants out of the rat race and her hectic life as a literary agent - and time to be herself, a real wife and mother to her two small children. Good old Frank delivers what seems the answer to her prayers - to escape for three months to Singapore while he does some business. But what starts out as a little break and a very big culture shock for all concerned marks the hilarious beginning of the end of the old Fran - and a whole new life.

The Conscious Reader

The Conscious Reader PDF Book Detail Author: Caroline Shrodes
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321160744
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 966

Book Description
Through eight editions, this classic thematic anthology has been hailed for its exceptionally rich collection of essays, memoirs, stories, poems, plays, and fine art. - Sixty-one new selections represent such authors as Sandra Cisneros, Randall Kennedy, Richard Rodriguez, and Amy Tan. - Nine pieces of full-color art and nine black and white photos provide visual prompts for class discussion, a unique feature among this texts competitors. - The international selection of literature is broadened with the inclusion of V.S. Naipauls Nobel speech and selections from Jean Baudrillard and Affonso Romano DeSantaAnna. - Provocative new selections on popular culture include pieces by Roger Ebert, John Baizar, Nick Hornby, and Sonia Sanchez. - Two new plays-Tony Kushners Homebody/Kabul and Ric Oquitas Vanessand and Ricardo-have been added; Wendy Wassersteins The Man in a Case is also included. - Selections are grouped by genre-Personal Reminiscences, Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama-under 10 universal themes - that move students from questions about self-discovery and relationships to larger issues of culture, science, and technology and the goals of human freedom and dignity. - Over half o

The New Republic

The New Republic PDF Book Detail Author: Herbert David Croly
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Political science
Languages : en
Pages : 1190

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Patterns Plus

Patterns Plus PDF Book Detail Author: Mary Lou Conlin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780395899595
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 388

Book Description
A short-essay reader. This anthology of short essays and paragraphs provides a mix of non-fiction, fiction, and student essays, with consideration of multicultural issues.

The Doctor s Book of Humorous Quotations

The Doctor s Book of Humorous Quotations PDF Book Detail Author: Howard J. Bennett
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 308

Book Description
This entertaining book presents hundreds of humorous jokes, quotations, and one-liners compiled from a variety of sources (medical literature, books, magazines, the internet, movies, television, remarks made at conferences or rounds, lectures, comic routines). The text is organized alphabetically allowing readers to browse through the book randomly, or focus on particular topics of interest. Sample subject headings include Academia, Aphorisms, Atrophy, Bedside Manner, Beepers, Case Reports, Chicken Soup, Dieting, Epitaphs, Fatigue, Health Food, Insanity, Jogging, Lab Tests, Lawyers, Middle Age, Motherhood, Night Calls, Obesity, Phobias, Quacks, Retirement, Snoring, Teenagers, Turfing, Ulcers, Vacations, Wellness, Zoonoses. There is cross-referencing throughout the book for easy location of additional topics of interest. Offers nuggets of wisdom within humorous one-liners Provides a quick laugh or pick-me-up at the end of a busy day Helps promote better communication among colleagues, students, and patients Material in this book can be used during lectures and hospital rounds, conferences, with office staff, and by speakers who need funny lines to spice up their presentations to medical professionals

Gluttony

Gluttony PDF Book Detail Author: John Miller
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
ISBN: 9780811812696
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 132

Book Description
Hot on the heels of Lust, the second title in our Chronicles of Sin series explores excess in all its bulging glory. Gluttony is a satisfying smorgasbord of good writing about an overabundance of food and drink -- and its consequences. Everyone loves to eat and drink, and in Gluttony readers can indulge to their hearts' content -- without gaining an ounce. Including short stories, essays, and excerpts, Gluttony offers such delicious tidbits as Russell Baker on fried bologna, M.F.K. Fisher on the carnal beauty of excess, and Fran Lebowitz on the salutary dietary effects of stress. Featuring both period and contemporary pieces, Gluttony stretches the waistband of fine food writing.

Contemporary Authors New Revision

Contemporary Authors New Revision PDF Book Detail Author: John Jorgensen
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787612023
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 474

Book Description
In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose

The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose PDF Book Detail Author: Tammy Roberts
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press
ISBN:
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 758

Book Description
A substantial selection of classic essays allows readers to trace the history of the essay from Swift to Woolf and Orwell and beyond. A selection of the finest of contemporary essays—from Joan Didion to Witold Rybcynski—provides a broad sample of the genre in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The academic essays begin with classic selections from such writers as Darwin and Charles Lyell, but the emphasis is on recent decades. Emphasized as well are academic papers or essays that have been especially influential or controversial, from J. Tuzo Wilson's writing on continental drift to Judith Rich Harris's argument that the influence of peers may be at least as influential in the formation of personality as that of parents. Works of different lengths, levels of difficulty and subject matter are all represented, as are narrative, descriptive and persuasive essays. Also included in the text is a range of questions and suggestions for discussion. The text selections are numbered by paragraph for ready reference.

Directions in Sound

Directions in Sound PDF Book Detail Author: WFIU (Radio station : Bloomington, Ind.)
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

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Writing Today

Writing Today PDF Book Detail Author: Donald Pharr
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780072971743
Category : English language
Languages : en
Pages : 856

Book Description
The essay: determining purpose, audience, and approach. Reshaping your essay: global revision. Refining your essay: editing and proofreading.

Out

Out PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Gay men
Languages : en
Pages :

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Encyclopedia of 20th century American Humor

Encyclopedia of 20th century American Humor PDF Book Detail Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 360

Book Description
"This unique encyclopedia treats the concepts, persons, themes, and media of 20th-century American humor and humor studies. More than 100 alphabetically arranged entries highlight a broad range of humor-related topics from wit, understatement, and ambiguity to late-night talk shows and the Internet."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Dressmaking
Languages : en
Pages :

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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Authors
Languages : en
Pages : 488

Book Description

There s No Toilet Paper On the Road Less Traveled

There s No Toilet Paper    On the Road Less Traveled PDF Book Detail Author: Doug Lansky
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Incorporated
ISBN:
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 190

Book Description
A compendium of humorous travel writing includes contributions from Bill Bryson, Steve Martin, Dave Barry, Art Buchwald, David Letterman, Paul Theroux, and others, presenting stories about everything from surviving in a nudist camp to learning how to use an ice-sheet outhouse in Antarctica. Original.