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The Five People You Meet in Hell

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ISBN 10 : 1416584722
Pages : 144 pages
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Download The Five People You Meet in Hell PDF Format Full Free by Rich Pablum and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heaven can wait. In the meantime...why not go to Hell? Every once in a while a little book comes along that sheds light on our desire for intimacy, our determination to grow spiritually, and our collective yearning to define the boundaries of the soul. The Five People You Meet in Hell is not that little book. A sensitive everyman, Edgy works a meaning-less job at a seaside tourist trap. When a freak accident sends him to "the other side," he encounters a series of strangers compelled to explain the meaning of life. Running the gamut from annoying and incoherent to irritating and hard to follow, these individuals all share a basic desire with virtually every other soul in the universe: to make quick money from a made-for-television movie. The Five People You Meet in Hell is as illuminating as a short-circuited night light and contains all the insight of a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie (with none of the fat). If you've ever died, expect to die, know someone who has died, raise alpacas, collect Hummel figurines, breathe air, or enjoy line dancing, you must buy this book. You will never think about thirteen bucks the same way again. If you experience erections lasting more than four hours, please consult your physician.

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The Five People You Meet in Hell

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ISBN 10 : 1419617249
Pages : 246 pages
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Download The Five People You Meet in Hell PDF Format Full Free by Robert F. Smallwood and published by Booksurge Llc. This book was released on 2006 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A riveting first-person account of the events in New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina hit, and the anarchy and desperation of the aftermath. This book takes you inside the conversations and decisions made by those who stayed - especially the 'five people' which includes comic actor Harry Anderson (from the series Night Court), Gennifer Flowers' ex-husband Finis, a salty 81 year-old sailor and others.

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I Drink for a Reason

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ISBN 10 : 9780446550888
Pages : 256 pages
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Download I Drink for a Reason PDF Format Full Free by David Cross and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-08-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The star and creative force behind Mr. Show and Arrested Development pens his "first and final book, chronicling his meteoric rise and abysmal fall in the literary world." After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of "David" in Mr. Show With Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, Cross has carved out his place in American comedy. Whether deflating the pomposity of religious figures, calling out the pathetic symbiosis of pseudo-celebrity and its leaching fandom, or merely pushing the buttons of the way-too-easily offended P.C. left or the caustic, double-standard of the callous (but funnier) right, Cross has something to say about everyone, including his own ridiculous self. Now, for the first time, Cross is weaving his media mockery, celebrity denunciation, religious commentary and sheer madness into book form, revealing the true story behind his almost existential distaste of Jim Belushi ("The Belush"), disclosing the up-to-now unpublished minutes to a meeting of Fox television network executives, and offering up a brutally grotesque run-in with Bill O'Reilly. And as if this wasn't enough for your laughing pleasure in these troubled times, some of the pieces splinter off with additional material being created online in exclusive video and animated web content created solely for the book-a historical first (presumably)! With a mix of personal essays, satirical fiction posing as truth, advice for rich people, information from America's least favorite Rabbi and a top-ten list of top-ten lists, I Drink for a Reason is as unique as the comedian himself, and cannot be missed.

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Outing the Goddess Within

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ISBN 10 : 9780615178455
Pages : 160 pages
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Jackson Squared

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ISBN 10 : 9780615215150
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Jackson Squared PDF Format Full Free by Smallwood F. Robert and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hank Clayborn, a high-tech executive, loses it all and heads to New Orleans to become an artist. He settles into the bohemian life of the French Quarter, but soon he is drowning in liquor and then gets caught up in a series of murders of Tarot card readers.

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Downtrodden Abbey

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Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN 10 : 9781250031242
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Downtrodden Abbey PDF Format Full Free by Gillian Fetlocks and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2013-12-03 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welcome to Downtrodden Abbey, where a battle for the deed to the property is waged between legitimate aristocrats and literal pretenders to the throne. The Crawfish family—Marry, Supple, Enid, Lady Flora, and Lord Roderick—are content wiling their days away with naughty charades and twenty-two course dinners until the sinking of the Gigantic takes down the next in line to inherit Downtrodden. Soon, cousin Isabich and her son, Atchew, the rightful heir to the Abbey, arrive to claim what's theirs. Downstairs, the servants are running amok, as crippled weakling Brace is aggressively courted by teen hottie Nana, and lady's maid "Potatoes" O'Grotten and her flamboyant sidekick, Tomaine, cause trouble at every turn. The ensuing, insufferably overwrought melodrama takes the reader upstairs and downstairs, into parlours and drawing rooms, boudoirs and bathrooms, and across every class—from the classiest to the classless—in the social pecking order of Edwardian England. Uproariously funny, with a wicked sense of humor that Downton Abbey diehards will enjoy, Gillians Fetlocks skewers your favorite characters with panache in this winning parody

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Nine Lives

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9780385529600
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Nine Lives PDF Format Full Free by Dan Baum and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-02-10 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The hidden history of the haunted and beloved city of New Orleans, told through the intersecting lives of nine remarkable characters. “Nine Lives is stunning work. Dan Baum has immersed himself in New Orleans, the most fascinating city in the United States, and illuminated it in a way that is as innovative as Tom Wolfe on hot rods and Truman Capote on a pair of murderers. Full of stylistic brilliance and deep insight and an overriding compassion, Nine Lives is an instant classic of creative nonfiction.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of night unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings the kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved. BONUS: This edition contains a Nine Lives discussion guide.

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White Male Janitor

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ISBN 10 : 9781414062938
Pages : 296 pages
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Download White Male Janitor PDF Format Full Free by DAVID RENNER and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2004-03-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WHITE MALE JANITOR: The Whistlebroom File is a unique work of fiction. In it such controversial topics as the contribution of African blacks to slavery, suicidal survivalists, and un-Christlike Christians are tackled with honesty, insight, and irrepressible humor. Its uniqueness lies in the readiness of the main character, Pandolfo Whistlebroom, a philosopher-janitor from Flint, Michigan, to criticize extremists from all cultures and belief systems, including his own. As he himself admits, Im a bystander, yes, innocent, no. But WHITE MALE JANITOR is more than a commentary on society and its ills. It is an entertaining and satisfying story. Barbara, a black liberal journalism professor, is writing a book about Pandolfo and her partner, Alice, a black Republican business professor, often argues with her about the ideas in it. The two also quarrel about their relationship, which is sometimes hilariously tumultuous, but always real. After a misunderstanding on an airplane, Barbara, Pandolfo, and eventually Alice become terror suspects. There follows a mysterious disappearance, which changes the lives of the two women dramatically. As Volume I of WHITE MALE JANITOR closes, they are both in the clutches of an unknown, chilling force.

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Disquiet, Please!

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9781588368034
Pages : 544 pages
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Download Disquiet, Please! PDF Format Full Free by David Remnick and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-11-18 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New Yorker is, of course, a bastion of superb essays, influential investigative journalism, and insightful arts criticism. But for eighty years, it’s also been a hoot. In fact, when Harold Ross founded the legendary magazine in 1925, he called it “a comic weekly,” and while it has grown into much more, it has also remained true to its original mission. Now an uproarious sampling of its funny writings can be found in a hilarious new collection, one as satirical and witty, misanthropic and menacing, as the first, Fierce Pajamas. From the 1920s onward–but with a special focus on the latest generation–here are the humorists who set the pace and stirred the pot, pulled the leg and pinched the behind of America. S. J. Perelman unearths the furious letters of a foreign correspondent in India to the laundry he insists on using in Paris (“Who charges six francs to wash a cummerbund?!”). Woody Allen recalls the “Whore of Mensa,” who excites her customers by reading Proust (or, if you want, two girls will explain Noam Chomsky). Steve Martin’s pill bottle warns us of side effects ranging from hair that smells of burning tires to teeth receiving radio broadcasts. Andy Borowitz provides his version of theater-lobby notices (“In Act III, there is full frontal nudity, but not involving the actor you would like to see naked”). David Owen’s rules for dating his ex-wife start out magnanimous and swiftly disintegrate into sarcasm, self-loathing, and rage, and Noah Baumbach unfolds a history of his last relationship in the form of Zagat reviews. Meanwhile, off in a remote “willage” in Normandy, David Sedaris is drowning a mouse (“This was for the best, whether the mouse realized it or not”). Plus asides, fancies, rebukes, and musings from Patty Marx, Calvin Trillin, Bruce McCall, Garrison Keillor, Veronica Geng, Ian Frazier, Roy Blount, Jr., and many others. If laughter is the best medicine, Disquiet, Please is truly a wonder drug.

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Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9780740789083
Pages : 224 pages
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Download The Five Jerks You Meet on Earth PDF Format Full Free by Ray Zardetto and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever wish that in the afterlife you'll be able to exact revenge on the people who made your life so miserable? The Five Jerks You Meet on Earth takes on that sidesplitting premise. Loser Al Mitchell finally gets a chance to win-even though he's dead. Al Mitchell is middle-aged, divorced, childless, balding, unemployed, stoop-shouldered, and dead--but these are the least of his problems. When Mitchell dies in a chaotic merry-go-round wreck, he goes to Heaven hoping to discover the meaning of his sad-sack life by meeting the five most influential people he's known. But too bad they're busy meeting with more important people! In their place, Al meets his grade school lunch lady, family plumber, and a hairdresser who turned down all of his romantic advances. So much for peace in the afterlife! Intent to make amends, Heaven's powers-that-be allow Mitchell to return to Earth (with help from a bumbling angel named Adrian) to achieve a goal even better than enlightenment. He gets to exact revenge on the five jerks who made his life so miserable! Ray Zardetto's The Five Jerks You Meet on Earth hilariously--but respectfully--parodies Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. It turns the premise of that inspiring best-seller on its head--and it speaks to the avenging loser in all of us! For more about the book visit www.thefivejerksyoumeetonearth.com

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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ISBN 10 : 9780748112630
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The Five People You Meet In Heaven PDF Format Full Free by Mitch Albom and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-06-11 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE INSPIRATIONAL CLASSIC FROM THE MASTER STORYTELLER WHOSE BOOKS HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF OVER 40 MILLION READERS 'Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary' Cecilia Ahern _________ To his mind, Eddie has lived an uninspiring life. Now an old man, his job is to fix rides at a seaside amusement park. On his eighty-third birthday, Eddie's time on earth comes to an end. When a cart falls from the fairground, he rushes to save a little girl's life and tragically dies in the attempt. When Eddie awakens, he learns that the afterlife is not a destination, but a place where your existence is explained to you by five people - some of whom you knew, others who were ostensibly strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, five individuals revisit their connections to Eddie on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his 'meaningless' life and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: 'Why was I here?' __________ WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN 'Breathtakingly beautiful. A story that will stay with you forever' 'A beautiful and flawlessly choreographed book . . . No other book may ever compare' 'One of my favourite books . . . Wonderful, inspirational, and heart-warming! To me, it is a MUST READ! 'The book is beyond words . . . Well written, engaging, poignant' 'This really is a wonderful book. You should read it'

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ISBN 10 : IND:30000094868100
Pages : 632 pages
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Never Saw It Coming

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ISBN 10 : 9780226100296
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Never Saw It Coming PDF Format Full Free by Karen A. Cerulo and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-09-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my neighborhood!). This is true not just of their approach to imagining the future, but of their memories as well: people are better able to describe the best moments of their lives than they are the worst. Though there are psychological reasons for this phenomenon, Karen A.Cerulo, in Never Saw It Coming, considers instead the role of society in fostering this attitude. What kinds of communities develop this pattern of thought, which do not, and what does that say about human ability to evaluate possible outcomes of decisions and events? Cerulo takes readers to diverse realms of experience, including intimate family relationships, key transitions in our lives, the places we work and play, and the boardrooms of organizations and bureaucracies. Using interviews, surveys, artistic and fictional accounts, media reports, historical data, and official records, she illuminates one of the most common, yet least studied, of human traits—a blatant disregard for worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming, therefore, will be crucial to anyone who wants to understand human attempts to picture or plan the future. “In Never Saw It Coming, Karen Cerulo argues that in American society there is a ‘positive symmetry,’ a tendency to focus on and exaggerate the best, the winner, the most optimistic outcome and outlook. Thus, the conceptions of the worst are underdeveloped and elided. Naturally, as she masterfully outlines, there are dramatic consequences to this characterological inability to imagine and prepare for the worst, as the failure to heed memos leading up to both the 9/11 and NASA Challenger disasters, for instance, so painfully reminded us.”--Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College “Katrina, 9/11, and the War in Iraq—all demonstrate the costliness of failing to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming explains why it is so hard to do so: adaptive behavior hard-wired into human cognition is complemented and reinforced by cultural practices, which are in turn institutionalized in the rules and structures of formal organizations. But Karen Cerulo doesn’t just diagnose the problem; she uses case studies of settings in which people effectively anticipate and deal with potential disaster to describe structural solutions to the chronic dilemmas she describes so well. Never Saw It Coming is a powerful contribution to the emerging fields of cognitive and moral sociology.”--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University

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At Hell's Gate

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ISBN 10 : 9781760557607
Pages : 300 pages
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Download At Hell's Gate PDF Format Full Free by Mark Abernethy and published by Macmillan Publishers Aus.. This book was released on 2017-11-14 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "I deal with heavy, dangerous people. People who can bring a society undone." The Contractor returns. Mike is a big unit. He builds houses and drives a ute. But he isn't your typical tradie. When a client calls he downs tools and flies into the hot zone in his other guise - that of an elite private intelligence contractor. In four high-octane adventures, The Contractor takes on a counter-surveillance gig in Singapore, a jungle ambush on a bomb-maker in South-East Asia, a cannonball run against the Taliban in Kabul and a gun deal on a floating armoury in the Indian Ocean. Will Mike make it back to his BBQ and building site? Or will fate deliver The Contractor At Hell's Gate?

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Popular Contemporary Writers

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ISBN 10 : 0761476016
Pages : 136 pages
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Download Popular Contemporary Writers PDF Format Full Free by Michael D. Sharp and published by Marshall Cavendish. This book was released on 2005-10 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

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Heaven in the American Imagination

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0199830703
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Heaven in the American Imagination PDF Format Full Free by Gary Scott Smith and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Does heaven exist? If so, what is it like? And how does one get in? Throughout history, painters, poets, philosophers, pastors, and many ordinary people have pondered these questions. Perhaps no other topic captures the popular imagination quite like heaven. Gary Scott Smith examines how Americans from the Puritans to the present have imagined heaven. He argues that whether Americans have perceived heaven as reality or fantasy, as God's home or a human invention, as a source of inspiration and comfort or an opiate that distracts from earthly life, or as a place of worship or a perpetual playground has varied largely according to the spirit of the age. In the colonial era, conceptions of heaven focused primarily on the glory of God. For the Victorians, heaven was a warm, comfortable home where people would live forever with their family and friends. Today, heaven is often less distinctively Christian and more of a celestial entertainment center or a paradise where everyone can reach his full potential. Drawing on an astounding array of sources, including works of art, music, sociology, psychology, folklore, liturgy, sermons, poetry, fiction, jokes, and devotional books, Smith paints a sweeping, provocative portrait of what Americans-from Jonathan Edwards to Mitch Albom-have thought about heaven.