But I Digress

Author by : Fellow and Director of Studies in English John Lennard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : Dr Johnson disapproved of parentheses and wouldn't use them; and for three centuries grammarians have argued that they are subordinate, additional, unnecessary, irrelevant, and damaging to the clarity of argument. But for Marlowe, Marvell, Swift, Coleridge, Byron, Browning, Eliot, GeoffreyHill, and Derek Walcott (to name only poets) parentheses have been emphatic, original, necessary, relevant, and essential to the clarity of argument. They also intensify satire. Dr Lennard offers both a new history of the poetic use of lunulae (the marks of parenthesis) from their first appearancein England in 1494 to the present day, and detailed case-studies of individual poets who exploited lunulae. In combination the historical development of use and the individual's practice in a given period reveal the impact on literary composition of technological, philosophical, and politicalpressures, and the importance for the reader of regarding punctuation as a resource.


But I Digress

Author by : Peter David
Languange : en
Publisher by : Krause Publications Incorporated
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Total Read : 78
Total Download : 978
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Description : Direct from the writing vaults of Peter David come his best columns from the pages of Comics Buyer's Guide. Sections include: "Comic Books Variations on a Theme"; "Fun With Publishers"; and more. Front cover by Neil Gaiman. Back cover by John Byrne.


Poppaloppa S Word

Author by : Yakob Tehlore-Scribe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Total Read : 33
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Description : WORD is a collection of insights that God impressed upon his servant Poppaloppa, which he envisioned performing as a one man show. However, a humble scribe converted it to this format which could be best described as a Hip-Hop commentary on the Bible. It is designed to reach the otherwise spiritually disenfranchised; in a style that they may more readily receive. Knowing that, regardless of the form, as it is written in the Book of Isaiah: The word of God that goes forth shall not return void, but will accomplish that which he pleases.


I Hate To Complain But

Author by : Jim Foster
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dundurn
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Total Read : 99
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Description : A collection of columns by Jim Foster, an award-winning columnist for the Orillia Packet and Times, the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin, and the Oro Medonte Severn News.


Take Two Aspirins But Don T Call Me In The Morning

Author by : M. H. Genraich
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Total Read : 94
Total Download : 725
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Description : In response to the stifling socialism of the Canadian health care system and the intolerably long Canadian winters, Dr. Mel Genraich made a life-altering decision: leave Toronto for good, and seek his fortune in Houston, Texas. Little did he know that in the short space of eight years, he would be divorced from his wife and children, remarried to a native Texan (from a staunch Church of Christ family, no less), and would relocate his practice to the Texas Panhandle. Take Two Aspirins, but Don't Call Me in the Morning depicts the travels and struggles of a Canadian Jew living in an almost one-hundred percent Christian world. Genraich tells of his incredible swings of fortune and adaptation to events that change the course of his life. He chronicles his travels in America and abroad in particular, his transformational journey through Europe as a senior medical student. Brutally honest and sprinkled with his personal observations, Genraich shows that he is not afraid to be honest and controversial, traits that most in his profession decry. This is a memoir that is frank and engaging, far removed from the private enclave of the medical world and yet also a story of that world.


I M Not A Terrorist But I Ve Played One On Tv

Author by : Maz Jobrani
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 13
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Description : “A funny, insightful memoir” (Kirkus Reviews) about growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it as an actor in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris. After he emigrated with his family to the US during the Iranian Revolution, Maz Jobrani spent most of his youth trying to fit in with his adopted culture—learning to play baseball and religiously watching Dallas. But none of his attempts at assimilation made a difference to casting directors, who only auditioned him for the role of kebab-eating, bomb-toting, extremist psychopath. When he first started out in show business, Maz endured suggestions that he spice up his stand-up act by wearing “the outfit,” fielded questions about rising gas prices, and was jeered for his supposed involvement in the Iran hostage crisis. In fact, these things happened so often that he began to wonder: Could I be a terrorist without even knowing it? And when all he seemed to be offered were roles that required looking menacingly Arabic, he wondered if he would ever make it in America. This laugh-out-loud memoir chronicles a lifetime of both killing it and bombing on stage, with “plenty to say about matters of race, assimilation, embarrassing family members, life in America for brown-skinned people before and after 9/11, the vagaries of international pop culture, and making it in big, dumb, fizzy, sometimes beautiful America” (The New York Times).


Sinks Canyon Mystery

Author by : R. L. Newman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Total Read : 79
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Description : This simple little adventure tale was originally written as a juvenile novel in 1964 while I was a teacher in Lander, Wyoming. It didnt impress publishers, so I put it aside and later moved to Colorado and stored the manuscript in the attic and lost track of it. Decades passed, but I persistently thought of rewriting my book, not to sell, necessarily, but for my own gratification, and I pondered how it could be better. I found the manuscript in early 2007, read it one more time and immediately set to work. The result was a complete revision, a total re-write other than the title, the locale and the basic plot. Because I was no longer hampered by trying to satisfy an editor or agent, I developed a style which frequently matches the way I really think and talk. (Some people who know me are thinking, Yeah, right: disorganized, repetitive, foolish, irreverent, clich-ridden, etc., etc.) Anyway, I was satisfied with the result. If you can read through the whole thing without losing interest or throwing up, then I feel that I have achieved my goal of becoming a bona fide novelist.


The Parker Grey Show

Author by : Kristen Buckley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Total Read : 84
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Description : “A great read! A funny, inspiring, adventurous journey through friendship, love, and rediscovery.”—Amanda Brown, author of Legally Blonde When she isn’t waiting tables, Parker Grey doesn’t have much to do except watch reruns of MEDS and fantasize about “M.” In fact, sometimes she feels like her life is one big TV show—one she’d channel-surf right past. But now Parker’s roommate has disappeared. Knowing she’s a lot better at watching drama than creating it, Parker turns to TV for help. Inspired by the sexy star of La Femme Nikita, she takes to the streets of Manhattan. To find Lil. To find a life. And to start writing a whole new script for... THE PARKER GREY SHOW “Funny, feisty, and full of life—this charming novel will reaffirm your belief that ‘happily ever after’ is actually possible.”—Jillian Medoff, author of Good Girls Gone Bad “Brilliant! Hilarious! Irreverent! Parker Grey is the mouth-piece for the Anti 'It Girl' establishment.”—Simon Doonan author of Wacky Chicks and Confessions of a Window Dresser: Tales from the Life of Fashion


Captain Dad

Author by : Pat Byrnes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 12
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Description : Pat Byrnes worked at home and made his own hours. His wife’s job (Illinois Attorney General) was not so flexible. So when the first baby came, he naively volunteered to go where few men have gone before and stay home with the kids. On one condition. He wouldn’t be called Mr. Mom, but . . . Captain Dad. Byrnes has collected his insights in the first book about stay-at-home fatherhood by a professional humorist who has lived the part. He reports on the front lines of modern parenting, tackling all of the expected subjects, like sleep deprivation and the constant battle against Disney for your child’s affections. But he also covers the less expected, more random moments on the job and the surprising insights they offer. From the absurd pride that comes from being able to change a diaper almost anywhere to the surprising talent you develop for improvising answers to Life’s Most Important Questions, such as “Why is bird poop white?” With wit, pith, and vinegar, Byrnes examines this hitherto unexamined life—and finds it worth living.


Find Gold In Windows Vista

Author by : Dan Gookin
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 85
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File Size : 46,6 Mb
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Description : Provides information on accessing the features, programs, and processes of Microsoft Windows Vista.