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B Is for Beer

By Tom Robbins
  • ISBN Code: : 0061914541
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
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A Children's Book About Beer? Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. nce upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world. Populated by the aforementioned characters—and as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.

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  • Pdf File: factotum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.

60 Years of Guide

By Lori Peckham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Book Code : 0828027307
  • Total of Pages : 126
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 308
  • Pdf File: 60-years-of-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thirty of your favorite storytellers appear in this special collection commemorating Guide magazine's sixtieth year of publication. In addition, you'll find classic Guide features and columns, such as Andy's Gadget Magic, It Happened This Month, Just a Minute With Your Bible, and Pen Pals. Each era of the magazine is represented, making this a book that will be treasured by all ages. Whether you've been reading Guide from its beginning or have enjoyed it anytime over the past six decades, you'll find yourself inspired anew by the powerful true stories from its pages. This collection will become a classic in your home, serving as a ready resource for worships, children's stories, and family devotions. The best storytellers from Guide magazine, all in one place: Arthur Maxwell Norma R. Youngberg Goldie Down Lawrence Maxwell Josephine Cunnington Edwards Randy Fishell Penny Estes Wheeler Karl Haffner and many more!

Magic with Everyday Objects

By George Schindler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarborough House
  • Book Code : 1461660432
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Games
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: magic-with-everyday-objects.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Magic with Everyday Objects is an easy-to-follow how-to manual for novice magicians or those interested in picking up a few easy tricks to entertain at a moment's notice.

Republican Party Reptile

By P. J. O'Rourke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Book Code : 155584717X
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: republican-party-reptile.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Writings from the old-school Republican and New York Times–bestselling author of How the Hell Did This Happen?: “Hilarious” (Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking). In this collection of pieces, the outrageous political satirist renowned for such classics as Parliament of Whores takes on a wide range of cultural and political issues, and explains the platform of the Republican Party Reptile: “I think our agenda is clear. We are opposed to: government spending, Kennedy kids, seat-belt laws . . . busing our children anywhere other than Yale, trailer courts near our vacation homes . . . all tiny Third World countries that don’t have banking secrecy laws, aerobics, the UN, taxation without tax loopholes, and jewelry on men. We are in favor of: guns, drugs, fast cars, free love (if our wives don’t find out), a sound dollar . . . and a strong military with spiffy uniforms. There are thousands of people in America who feel this way, especially after three or four drinks. If all of us would unite and work together, we could give this country . . . well, a real bad hangover.” “To say that P. J. O’Rourke is funny is like saying the Rocky Mountains are scenic—accurate but insufficient. At his best he’s downright exhilarating . . . Republican Party Reptile is as rambunctiously entertaining as a greased pig catching contest. If you can find a funnier writer than P. J. O’Rourke, buy him a brandy, but don’t lend him the keys to your pickup.” —Chicago Tribune

Hot War, Cold War & Beyond, Tales from the Trenches of the 20Th Century

By Austin Goodrich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450295797
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: hot-war-cold-war-beyond-tales-from-the-trenches-of-the-20th-century.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The last three-quarters of the Twentieth Century probably had more life-changing events than all previous history. Austin Goodrich reflects on the role he played in driving this history to a successful conclusion in the interest of all he believed in. From a quiet street in a quiet middle-class midwestern city, Austin was thrown into the cauldron of World War II as an infantry man known in the old days as a gravel-clutcher. After serving in both the European and Pacific Theatres in the 86th Blackhawk Division, Goodrich pursued his WWII promise to serve the cause of world peace by joining the Central Intellegence Agency. The rest is history as told by one who participated in his countrys first line of defense as a CIA case offi er serving for most of his 25 years under non-official (deep) cover.

R Is for Running

By Ray Charbonneau
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Y42K Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466357630
  • Total of Pages : 62
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 908
  • Pdf File: r-is-for-running.pdf

Book Short Summary:

F is for Fun in this lighthearted lexicon that spells out what it means to be a runner. It's 26 smiles of running enjoyment! An inexpensive gift for the road warrior, trail trotter, or weekend jogger!

Fermenting Revolution

By Christopher Mark O'Brien
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Book Code : 1550924966
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: fermenting-revolution.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Around the globe "beer activists" are fermenting a revolution one beer at a time.

The Jeff Movie

By Brian Jaeger,Casey Palbicki
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Brian Jaeger
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: the-jeff-movie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jeff's buddies are coming to Whitewater, Wisconsin for Bar Bash Weekend. They want to drink, hang out with ladies, drink, ruin Jeff's life, and drink. Jeff realizes too late that buddies aren't always friends. However, readers realize that guys drinking and causing trouble tends to be funny, whether or not any of the characters have redeeming characteristics. The story has nice girls and slutty girls, drunk guys and less drunk guys, a wise friend who speaks with a Southern accent no one understands, an angry Vietnam vet, Club Ugly, and more debauchery than you can wave your index finger at in a shame-on-you kind of way. The story is also sweet and kind, but the reader has to search really deep for that, and it would pay to download copies for all your family and friends so that you can search for those elements in some kind of book club.

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

By Dinah Birch,Katy Hooper
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191036749
  • Total of Pages : 834
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: the-concise-oxford-companion-to-english-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

The Art of Motion Picture Editing

By Vincent LoBrutto
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1621532518
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-motion-picture-editing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learn how to use images and sound to tell a motion picture story. This guide reveals how editing affects a motion picture’s pace, rhythm, structure, and story, and spells out exactly what an editor does. The tools, methods, and processes of movie editing in any medium are revealed so that readers working with film, video, or digital equipment can apply the principles to all their work, from studio theatrical releases to short works for the Internet. Chapters cover the full language of editing, from composite shots and flash cuts to dissolves, reverse angles, and more, a well as various schools of editing thought, including Russian montage, cinema verite, avant-garde cinema, Italian neorealism, and Hollywood continuity. This complete resource blends the practical and philosophical aspects of film editing and includes unique features like a shot-by-shot analysis of landmark films, a detailed glossary of related terms, profiles of ten great editors, and a list of one hundred essential films that demonstrate top-notch editing work.