Duck Season

Duck Season
Author: David McAninch
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 0062309420
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Duck Season Book Excerpt:

A delicious memoir about the eight months food writer David McAninch spent in Gascony—a deeply rural region of France virtually untouched by mass tourism—meeting extraordinary characters and eating the best meals of his life. Though he’d been a card-carrying Francophile all of his life, David McAninch knew little about Gascony, an ancient region in Southwest France mostly overlooked by Americans. Then an assignment sent him to research a story on duck. After enjoying a string of rich meals—Armagnac-flambéed duck tenderloins; skewered duck hearts with chanterelles; a duck-confit shepherd’s pie strewn with shavings of foie gras—he soon realized what he’d been missing. McAninch decided he needed a more permanent fix. He’d fallen in love—not only with the food but with the people, and with the sheer unspoiled beauty of the place. So, along with his wife and young daughter, he moved to an old millhouse in the small village of Plaisance du Gers, where they would spend the next eight months living as Gascons. Duck Season is the delightful, mouthwatering chronicle of McAninch’s time in this tradition-bound corner of France. There he herds sheep in the Pyrenees, harvests grapes, attends a pig slaughter, hunts for pigeons, distills Armagnac, and, of course, makes and eats all manner of delicious duck specialties—learning to rewire his own thinking about cooking, eating, drinking, and the art of living a full and happy life. With wit and warmth, McAninch brings us deep into this enchanting world, where eating what makes you happy isn’t a sin but a commandment and where, to the eternal surprise of outsiders, locals’ life expectancy is higher than in any other region of France. Featuring a dozen choice recipes and beautiful line drawings, Duck Season is an irresistible treat for Francophiles and gourmands alike.

Strange Beginnings Adventures Misadventures and More in Latin America

Strange Beginnings  Adventures  Misadventures and More in Latin America
Author: SJ Clark
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0557547482
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Beginnings Adventures Misadventures and More in Latin America Book Excerpt:

The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe

The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe
Author: Josh Pachter
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1504059859
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe Book Excerpt:

Stories that pay tribute to Rex Stout’s legendary private detective by Lawrence Block, Loren D. Estleman, John Lescroart, Robert Goldsborough, and more. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin have been widely flattered almost from the moment Rex Stout first wrote about them in 1934. The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe collects two dozen literary tributes to one of crime fiction’s best-loved private detectives and his Man Friday. Included are: A 1947 pastiche by award-winning crime writer Thomas Narcejac Rollicking new stories written especially for this collection by Michael Bracken and Robert Lopresti Stories by bestselling authors including Lawrence Block and Loren D. Estleman Chapters from Robert Goldsborough’s authorized continuation of the Wolfe series; Marion Mainwaring’s 1955 tour de force Murder in Pastiche; and John Lescroart’s Rasputin’s Revenge, which reimagines a young Wolfe as the son of Sherlock Holmes Also featuring a reminiscence from Rex Stout’s daughter, this is a treasury of witty and suspenseful crime writing for every fan of the portly private detective.

Montana Misadventures

Montana Misadventures
Author: Thomas Bullock
Publsiher: amazon.com, publishamerica
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-11
ISBN: 9781424159611
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Montana Misadventures Book Excerpt:

Enjoy the amusing adventures, and sometimes misadventures, of young boys growing up along the shores of the mighty Missouri River. This book provides a nostalgic slice of history seen through the eyes of adventurous youths in mid-twentieth-century Montana. Growing up in Great Falls, Montana, in the mid-twentieth century was a unique and challenging experience. My brother and I, along with our companions, took full advantage of the hunting and fishing venues near Great Falls in our quest for adventure. When we werenat hunting and fishing, we played baseball on scrubby grass fields in Gibson Park and hockey on the parkas frozen pond, and in barn-like arenas in the prairie towns of southern Alberta. Our family endured the Depression and dealt with the struggles imposed by World War II, so we had an enduring need for earning our own spending money by working on a variety of jobs.

Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi
Author: Brian Leaf
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1608682684
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi Book Excerpt:

In this hilarious, heartfelt book, Brian Leaf tackles parenting with a unique blend of research and humor. He explores Attachment Parenting, as well as Playful, Unconditional, Simplicity, and good old Dr. Spock parenting. He tries cloth diapers, no diapers, cosleeping, and no sleeping. Join him on his rollicking journey in this one-of-a-kind parenting guide.

The Misadventures of Rollo Hemphill

The Misadventures of Rollo Hemphill
Author: Gerald Everett Jones
Publsiher: LaPuerta Books and Media
Total Pages: 763
Release: 2016-11-27
ISBN: 0985622784
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Misadventures of Rollo Hemphill Book Excerpt:

From the acclaimed author of 2020 Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorites Clifford's Spiral and Preacher Finds a Corpse. Youthful hacker-turned-slacker Rollo Hemphill can’t help failing ever upward in three previously published comic novels, combined in this ebook edition. In My Inflatable Friend, he devises a screwball scheme with a life-sized rubber doll to make his girlfriend jealous and stumbles into a gig on shock-jock radio. In Rubber Babes, when he thinks he’s landed a cushy job heading up a Hollywood charity, he ends up running from the Feds. Then in Farnsworth’s Revenge, he’s on the lam in Europe and gets recruited for a secret government operation that will either solve the energy crisis or destroy the worldwide banking system.The painful consequences of Rollo’s comic misadventures show us all too vividly the perils of pretending to be someone you’re not — and the hazards of stroking every male’s most vulnerable part — his swelling ego.

The Curious Misadventures of Feltus Ovalton

The Curious Misadventures of Feltus Ovalton
Author: Jo Treggiari
Publsiher: Lobster Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781897073438
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Misadventures of Feltus Ovalton Book Excerpt:

Feltus Ovalton LeRoi, a loner who spends much of his time reading comic books and waiting for something interesting to happen, discovers magic and mayhem when his Great-Aunt Eunida shows up at the door. Original.

It s Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It

It s Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It
Author: Bill Heavey
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN: 080219348X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It Book Excerpt:

From the beloved Field & Stream columnist: “Heavey takes us back to the joys—and occasional pitfalls—of the humble edibles around us” (The Wall Street Journal). For Bill Heavey, being a sportsman is more than a hobby—it’s a way of life. So despite living inside the DC Beltway, raising a daughter who has an aversion to “nature food,” and having zero experience with foraging or gardening, Bill attempts the ultimate sportsman’s dream: living off the land. Unsurprisingly, Bill’s foray into catching, finding, and growing his dinner doesn’t go exactly as planned. From battles with tomato-eating squirrels to a grizzly attempt at gutting perch to multiple failures at harvesting an appetizing salad, Bill stumbles through his quest for wild food with blood loss, humiliation, and hard lessons. Still, with the help of his locavore girlfriend and an eccentric neighbor who runs an under-the-table bait business, he manages to eat the way our ancestors did—and uncovers the true meaning of being full. “Bold, courageous, hilarious, honest, and touching” (Duff Goldman), Bill Heavey’s first full-length book is a must-read look at how we consume, consider, and source our most basic of needs.

You Deserve a Drink

You Deserve a Drink
Author: Mamrie Hart
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN: 0698176022
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Deserve a Drink Book Excerpt:

A New York Times bestselling, riotously funny collection of boozy misadventures from the creator of the YouTube series, “You Deserve a Drink.” Mamrie Hart is a drinking star with a Youtube problem. With over a million subscribers to her cult-hit video series “You Deserve a Drink,” Hart has been entertaining viewers with a combination of tasty libations and raunchy puns since 2011. Hart also co-wrote/co-starred in Dirty Thirty and Camp Takota with Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. Finally, Hart has compiled her best drinking stories—and worst hangovers—into one hilarious volume. From the spring break where she and her girlfriends avoided tan lines by staying at an all-male gay nudist resort, to the bachelorette party where she accidentally hired a sixty-year-old meth head to teach the group pole dancing (not to mention the time she lit herself on fire during a Flaming Lips concert), Hart accompanies each story with an original cocktail recipe, ensuring that You Deserve a Drink is as educational as it is entertaining. With cameos from familiar friends from the YouTube scene and a foreword by Grace Helbig, this glimpse into Hart’s life brings warmth and humor to the woman fans know and love. And for readers who haven’t met Mamrie yet—take a warm-up shot and break out the cocktail shaker: you’re going to need a drink. “Hart is a pull-no-punches comedian with a talent for self-deprecation in the guise of self-aggrandizement, a winning formula.”—The New York Times

You Deserve a Drink Deluxe

You Deserve a Drink Deluxe
Author: Mamrie Hart
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN: 0143128930
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Deserve a Drink Deluxe Book Excerpt:

A New York Times bestselling, riotously funny collection of boozy misadventures from the creator of the YouTube series, “You Deserve a Drink”. *This deluxe eBook edition of provides readers with hilarious, exclusive video content that brings Mamrie Hart's book to life. Readers will be introduced to the friends who accompanied Mamrie on her wild excursions, watch some of her formidable life experiences from the days of VHS, and see cocktails poured IRL from the book’s recipe collection. Mamrie Hart is a drinking star with a Youtube problem. With over a million subscribers to her cult-hit video series “You Deserve a Drink,” Hart has been entertaining viewers with a combination of tasty libations and raunchy puns since 2011. Hart also co-wrote/co-starred in Dirty Thirty and Camp Takota with Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. Finally, Hart has compiled her best drinking stories—and worst hangovers—into one hilarious volume. From the spring break where she and her girlfriends avoided tan lines by staying at an all-male gay nudist resort, to the bachelorette party where she accidentally hired a sixty-year-old meth head to teach the group pole dancing (not to mention the time she lit herself on fire during a Flaming Lips concert), Hart accompanies each story with an original cocktail recipe, ensuring that You Deserve a Drink is as educational as it is entertaining. With cameos from familiar friends from the YouTube scene and a foreword by Grace Helbig, this glimpse into Hart’s life brings warmth and humor to the woman fans know and love. And for readers who haven’t met Mamrie yet—take a warm-up shot and break out the cocktail shaker: you’re going to need a drink. “Hart is a pull-no-punches comedian with a talent for self-deprecation in the guise of self-aggrandizement, a winning formula.”—The New York Times

My Fowl Life

My Fowl Life
Author: LAURA LEE CORNWELL
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN: 1491836148
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Fowl Life Book Excerpt:

This is her account of a never before bird owners bumbling efforts to care for her new flock of guineas and chickens. On the journey to merge her dogs, horses, guineas and chickens, mishaps abound along the way to peace and harmony. The author finds herself learning while observing and being a part of the lives of the animals under her care. Comedy and warmth abound as the lovable characters emerge amidst the farmyard chaos.

American Cornball

American Cornball
Author: Christopher Miller
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 0062225197
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Cornball Book Excerpt:

American Cornball is Christopher Miller's irresistibly funny illustrated survey of popular humor—the topics that used to make us laugh, from hiccups and henpecked-husbands to outhouses and old maids—and what it tells us about our country yesterday and today. Miller revisits nearly 200 comic staples that have been passed down through our culture for generations, many originating from the vaudeville age. He explores the (often unseemly) contexts from which they arose, why they were funny in their time, and why they eventually lost their appeal. The result is a kind of taxonomy of humor during America's golden age that provides a deeper, more profound look at the prejudices, preoccupations, and peculiarities of a nation polarized between urban and rural, black and white, highborn and lowbrow. As he touches on issues of racism and sexism, cultural stereotypes and violence, Miller reveals how dramatically our moral sensibilities have shifted, most notably in the last few decades. Complete with more than 100 period illustrations, American Cornball is a richly entertaining survey of our shifting comic universe.

The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gentleman s Magazine Book Excerpt:

Ema the Captive

Ema the Captive
Author: César Aira
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN: 0811226034
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ema the Captive Book Excerpt:

Ema The Captive, César Aira’s second novel, is perhaps closest in style to his popular An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter and The Hare In nineteenth-century Argentina, Ema, a delicate woman of indeterminate origins, is captured by soldiers and taken, along with with her newborn babe, to live as a concubine in a crude fort on the very edges of civilization. The trip is appalling (deprivations and rapes prevail along the way), yet the real story commences once Ema arrives at the fort, where she takes on a succession of lovers among the soldiers and Indians, leading to a brave and grand entrepreneurial experiment. As is usual with Aira’s work, the wonder of the book is in the details of customs, beauty, and language, and the curious, perplexing reality of human nature.

Playing With Matches

Playing With Matches
Author: Amy Cameron
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN: 0385672349
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing With Matches Book Excerpt:

Part Sex & the City, part Bridget Jones’s Diary, Playing with Matches will make you laugh, cry, and thank the dating goddess that at least it didn’t happen to you. Playing with Matches is the answer to every single woman’s wail of “Why does this happen to me?” Honey, it happens to everyone. Women from all over the world have contributed to Playing with Matches, answering the call for tragic dating tales in all their nasty and delicious detail. And as a survivor of countless terrible evenings, Cameron is an expert. She’s dated an overweight manic eater who picked fights and an anaesthesiologist twenty years her senior who really did put her to sleep. Each new bad date made her swear off men forever. Until, of course, another hopeful possibility presented himself. Bad dates happen. Every night, another woman returns home reeling from a missed match. But each evening spent with Mr. Wrong teaches us something about our own love limits. Can I cuddle with a man who blows his nose in a cloth napkin? Do I like to spank my lover? Do I have something in common with the director of a funeral home? Does a pierced nipple bother me? How about a pierced scrotum? We need to embrace our misadventures, share the pain, and find the humour. Playing with Matches will remind us all that no matter how awful a date was, there is always someone else with a worse story. Four of us — the single women at the baby shower — are hunched in a corner drinking bloody Marys and ignoring a chorus of cooing over a Winnie the Pooh breastfeeding pillow. “All night long he talked to me through the bloody cat,” Julie complains. “‘Does Mummy like to snuggle? Isn’t Mummy funny?’” I snort my drink all over her winter white skirt. She brushes it off without thinking and continues, “I bought leather knee-high boots for this guy? ” . . . Everyone knows the recipe for an ideal date: one nice guy plus great hair day, a cup of good lighting, remove five pounds, a sprinkle of new perfume and a liberal splash of Stoli vodka. That someone actually manages to cook up a date like this is rare. Playing with Matches is for women who, let’s face it, have much more experience with recipes of disaster than recipes for romance. We know that there are more bad dates out there than good ones. Intellectually, we also know that these misadventures build character. As Mom says, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? —from Playing with Matches

The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Early English newspapers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gentleman s Magazine Book Excerpt:

The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

Grill

Grill
Author: Diane Stegman
Publsiher: CCB Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-03-25
ISBN: 1927360471
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grill Book Excerpt:

Denise, a middle-aged idealist, cashes her last $400 paycheck and drives south with her two Chihuahuas in search of a summer job that will renew her weary spirit. As she drives through a national park in Northern California, Denise stumbles upon a job as a fast-fry cook at Hacienda RV Park and seizes the promising opportunity. Unfortunately, her job behind the grill turns out to be more complicated than flipping burgers and transforms her working vacation into a trip comparable to the psych ward. As she falls deeper into the tangled web created by her dysfunctional, dangerous, and inept coworkers, Denise struggles to make this working vacation a positive time in her life and, at the least, come out of it alive. Reading GRILL! takes you to a place you never want to go; and a job that no one should ever have to endure. At the same time, there will be those of you who will completely identify with Denise, the place, and the job; those who have also been grilled to a crisp in a whacked-out environment. About the Author Diane Stegman has been an artist throughout most of her life and spends her free time painting or writing. She owned and operated a custom picture framing shop in Carmel Valley for thirteen years and currently resides in the high desert of southern California with her parents, tending to their daily needs and health concerns. Diane is the proud mother of two grown sons and grandmother of four grandchildren. This is her first published book.

Farnsworth s Revenge

Farnsworth   s Revenge
Author: Gerald Everett Jones
Publsiher: LaPuerta Books and Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 0985622733
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farnsworth s Revenge Book Excerpt:

Even grown men get upset when you take their toys away. Rollo Hemphill has a history with a life-sized rubber doll he dressed up to look like glamorous Hollywood star Monica LaMonica. For a time, the doll’s worldwide travels provided convenient cover and sensational press for her living counterpart. But now, rubber-Monica has disappeared from crusty Hugo Farnsworth’s yacht in St. Tropez. Like it or (mostly) not, Rollo gets drafted as an unofficial government operative to deal with the kidnappers. The doll has become a pawn in an international game centered on an eccentric Turk who collects lookalikes – but who may have also collected state secrets, including the plans for cold fusion and a scheme for bankrupting the world’s money supply. All Rollo wants to do is get safely home to his estranged wife Felicia – who now happens to be pregnant. Is the child his? If not, will Rollo be bold enough to risk everything for a real life with a real woman? Once again, Rollo will prove that the male ego is as vulnerable as it is predictably deflatable. - “On the lam in Paris, computer geek-turned-shamus Rollo Hemphill is on the prowl for a kidnapped blonde. A rich old man’s plaything, this doll has a famous face, legs up to here, and all the right equipment. A soft-boiled dick if ever there was one, Rollo learns too late that as usual, the yolk is on him.” - Marvin J. Wolf, author of For Whom The Shofar Blows and other Rabbi Ben Mysteries “The first requirement to be a fan of Farnsworth's Revenge is an ability to suspend belief. While the scenario of a kidnapped life-size replica inviting international espionage seems far-fetched, the story succeeds in painting a satisfying blend of possibility and madness in a manner designed to attract male readers with an interest in fast-paced espionage stories that hold a healthy dose of angst, witty mishaps and misadventure... Blend all this zaniness with emotional reflections as Rollo strives to reconcile differences between many different factions (not the least of which is his girlfriends) and you have a blend of action, drama, humor, and laugh-out-loud reflections revolving around the male ego and its responses... Don't expect a book that's easily 'pegged': Farnsworth's Revenge provides a read that's out of the ordinary and excels in unexpected twists and turns of plot; all spiced by comedy and hilarious encounters between Rollo and forces that pull him in different emotional and intellectual directions. It's recommended for mature teens (ages 16 and older) as well as adult audiences.” - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Shanghai Cuts

Shanghai Cuts
Author: Rick Tuber
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-28
ISBN: 1460238974
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shanghai Cuts Book Excerpt:

Shanghai Cuts (A Hollywood Film Editor’s Misadventures in China) is a first-person account of a film editor working on a television production in Shanghai. Divided from his family in the midst of a crisis, Rick connects with an eclectic cast of characters working on “Flatland,” starring Dennis Hopper. The story is a unique narrative about life on location, tales from the cutting room, and recollections of his many years behind the scissors. The experience will take a toll on family life back home, and the course of events will change lives forever.

Need a Cab

Need a Cab
Author: Yarr Wauchabey
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN: 1622873424
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Need a Cab Book Excerpt:

In 'NEED A CAB?!, The Wild Times and Misadventures of a Newbie Cab Driver, ' join Monrovian Wuss (Money, for short), a newcomer to the profession, as he whisks and wafts you along the cab-driving journey of one escapade after another, mostly hilarious but a few precarious moments. The character-driven, quick-paced story involves colorful characters and odd, outlandish situations. At Regal Taxi, Money is tricked by cowboys into riding a wild bronco, transports a cheerleader squad not shy in revealing skin, and escorts an almost-deaf elderly lady with a voice whinier than a two ton rusty door hinge. During his employment with Yellow Taxi, he delivers a plastered air traffic controller to the airport, making him vow he'll never fly again, while on another run he questions his sanity after experiencing the effects of a ventriloquist. American Taxi offers little relief from the abnormal or weird, only this time the deviance isn't pertinent to passengers: a dispatcher calls him 'Toots' and a fellow driver has a manic reaction of clapping once, bending over and bark-laughing over anything the least bit funny. Money eventually forms his own Wild Hare Taxi--one cab, one driver--and survives even zanier characters and events: preventing his cab from being towed by a transplanted Mainer, navigating German-speaking tennis players to their destination and battling trouble-making fellow cabdrivers. Money moves to Alaska intent on driving cab in the winter and building his own wilderness cabin in the summer, wondering whether he can withstand the call of the wild over the demands of making a living in crazier circumstances. Sprinkled and layered throughout are social commentaries concerning designers and their designs, common sense and pragmatism, the fact that we all have our own demons, devils and peccadilloes, and the plain simple truth that things just aren't always as they seem. KEYWORDS - Hilarious, Funny, Cab Driver, Alaska, Taxi, Adventures, Yellow Cab, Yellow Taxi, Misadventures, Newbie