Description : One March morning, writer Floyd Skloot was inexplicably struck by an attack of unrelenting vertigo that ended 138 days later as suddenly as it had begun. With body and world askew, everything familiar had transformed. Nothing was ever still. Revertigo is Skloot’s account of that unceasingly vertiginous period, told in an inspired and appropriately off-kilter form. This intimate memoir—tenuous, shifting, sometimes humorous—demonstrates Skloot’s considerable literary skill honed as an award-winning essayist, memoirist, novelist, and poet. His recollections of a strange, spinning world prompt further musings on the forces of uncertainty, change, and displacement that have shaped him from childhood to late middle age, repeatedly knocking him awry, realigning his hopes and plans, even his perceptions. From the volatile forces of his mercurial, shape-shifting early years to his obsession with reading, acting, and writing, from the attack of vertigo to a trio of postvertigo (but nevertheless dizzying) journeys to Spain and England, and even to a place known only in his mother’s unhinged fantasies, Skloot makes sense of a life’s phantasmagoric unpredictability. Finalist, Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction, Oregon Book Awards
Description : Re-live the entire hit series with this insightful companion As the record-breaking run of the CBS hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother draws to an end, new fans of the epic romantic comedy are still appearing in droves, thanks to the joy of binge-watching on demand. What better way for old fans and new to reminisce about all the friendships and fun than by looking at the series as a whole in Jesse McLean's Wait For It. With an entertaining examination of each of the nine seasons of the show, McLean not only looks at the characters and stories, but the making-of stories, the running gags, the lead actors, and the lasting impact of How I Met Your Mother on pop culture thanks to a cult fandom that's grown to a national obsession.
Description : Priya wants things to be just perfect for her husband's second marriage. But Aniruddh is stressed, as usual. Not only is he tying the knot with his first love, Neeti, he is doing it in the presence of Priya and her family. The couple's complicated history and warring parents make the wedding day particularly combustible. But how did Aniruddh and Neeti get here?
Description : Bachelor Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, , language: English, abstract: This text is a detailed analysis of the most valuable word plays and their underlying types of word formation in "How I Met Your Mother". It puts special focus on the combination of different word formations being involved at the same time. "How I Met Your Mother" – often abbreviated to HIMYM – is an American sitcom that follows a non-linear story in which the life of five friends living in New York is described. As a framing device the main character Ted Mosby tells his children how he met their mother. Using retrospective view he recounts in how far different actions and events in his and his friends’ past finally made him get to meet his future wife. His narration covers a time of 25 years and is told throughout eight seasons in 208 episodes. Throughout the story different kinds of linguistic word formations are used, often in types of puns and word plays to create humorous situations. Especially Barney Stinson, one of Ted Mosby’s best friends uses recurring puns by inventing new terms which he uses over and over again throughout the story.
Description : Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life! - Strategies for beating every scenario in the game - Tactics for maximizing your theme park's efficiency - Comprehensive statistics on every coaster to help you pick the right ride every time - Detailed information on the new scenario editor and its functions - Theme-based design suggestions, tips, and tricks