Author: Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2018-01-11
'A funny but also touching diary praised for its wit and realism' BBC Radio 4 Front Row The Old-But-Not-Dead Club return, in the sequel to the INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1⁄4 Years Old, bringing with them some life-affirming lawlessness. Chaos will ensue as 85-year-old Hendrik Groen is determined to grow old with dignity: to rise up against the care home director. NO more bingo. NO more over-boiled vegetables. NO more health and safety. 85-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo. He dreams of escaping the confines of his care home and practising hairpin turns on his mobility scooter. Inspired by his fellow members of the recently formed Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he vows to put down his custard cream and commit to a spot of octogenarian anarchy. But the care home's Director will not stand for drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks and geriatric romance on her watch. The Old-But-Not-Dead Club must stick together if they're not to go gently into that good night. Things turn more serious, however, when rumours surface that the home is set for demolition. It's up to Hendrik and the gang to stop it - or drop dead trying . . . He may be the wrong side of 85, but Hendrik Groen has no intention of slowing up - or going down without a fight. Praise for Hendrik Groen 'A story with a great deal of heart, it pulled me in with its self-deprecating humour, finely drawn characters and important themes. Anyone who hopes to grow old with dignity will have much to reflect on' Graeme Simsion 'There are many laughs in this book but it's so much more than just a comedy. It's a story about how friendship, selflessness and dignity lie at the heart of the human experience. When I'm an old man, I want to be Hendrik Groen' John Boyne 'I laughed until I cried and then laughed and cried some more' David Suchet 'Thoughtful, anxious and gruff... Laced with humour' The Best New Fiction Mail on Sunday 'Amusing [and] wickedly accurate' ***** FIVE STARS Sunday Express 'Highly entertaining ... a fiction so closely based on the observation of real life that it is utterly convincing' Daily Express 'Full of off-beat charm and quirky characters' Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist 'Hendrik pens an exposé of his care home. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh and think. Terrific' Fanny Blake, Woman and Home
Author: G. P. Hamilton
Publisher: Burke's Book Store
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Information on the achievements of African-American Memphians in business and professional life around the turn of the 20th century, with biographies. Numerous photographs and illustrations. Reprint of the 1908 edition.
You don't need to reinvent your whole life to be happier-you just need to turn it bright side up! We all have those days when life could use a lift. Enter Bright Side Up, a clever and comforting compendium to help you shift your perspective and appreciate what's right in front of you. With the warmth and wisdom of a dear friend, this deceptively simple guide offers emergency optimism when you need it with fresh tips that can be put to use on the spot, including: Thank the lemons Rally in the rain delay Steer life like a motorcycle Ask your one-hundred-year-old self Plan your party story Dip in whenever you need a boost. Because when you can find the sunshine in your every day, you'll feel brighter, too.
“Offers credible descriptions of first-time motherhood, affecting characters and situations and low-key charm.”–Kirkus Reviews “Stellar . . . Center paints an accurate and humorous view of motherhood.”–Booklist Jenny Harris always expected that she’d fall in love, get married, and have a baby–in that order. Now, very pregnant and not quite married, she actually doesn’t mind that she and her live-in fiancé, Dean, accidentally started their family a little earlier than planned; she’s happy to have so much to look forward to. But Dean–whom Jenny loves enough to overlook his bad facial hair, his smoking habit, and his total commitment to a cheesy cover band–is acting distant, and not in a pre-wedding-jitters kind of way. The night he runs out for cigarettes and just doesn’t come back, he demotes himself from future husband to sperm donor. And the very next day, Jenny goes into labor. In the months that follow, Jenny plunges into a life she never anticipated: single motherhood. At least with the sleep deprivation, sore boobs, and fits of crying (both hers and the baby’s), there’s not much time to dwell on her broken heart. And things start looking up. She learns how to do everything one-handed, makes friends in a mommy group, and even manages to give dating tips to her sweet, clueless father–who’s trying to court her sassy mother again, fifteen years after their divorce. She also gets to know a handsome, helpful neighbor–with a knack for soothing babies–who invites her out dancing. But Dean is never far from Jenny’s thoughts or, it turns out, her doorstep, and in the end Jenny must choose between the old life she thought she wanted and the new life she’s been lucky to find. A spirited debut novel with a terrifically appealing voice, a fantastic sense of humor, and a lot of heart, The Bright Side of Disaster reminds us that sometimes it takes the worst-case scenario to show us the best in everything. From the Hardcover edition.
This little book of sunshine is bursting with witty and optimistic quotes, perfect both for those who always see life sunny side up and for those who might need reminding of the silver lining now and then.
Author: William Henry Heard
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2018-03-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Excerpt from The Bright Side of African Life: Illustrated The Republic is divided into four counties, namely, Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Sinoe, and Maryland And the counties are divided into towns and villages There are many denominations In Liberia endeavoring to do Christian work on Apostolic lines. They build their own churches and the ministers preach the gospel and support themselves with their own hands. One denomination alone has founded thirty-one churches and three schools for the training of the youths of the country; others are doing more or less according to their ability. The government partially supports about forty-six schools that are open to all without charge. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Irving Chernev
Publisher: Ishi Press
Release Date: 2013-04-01
INSPIRED by the slogan "Nothing but fun," this is a gay, light - hearted book. There is many a chuckle in the epigrams by, and anecdotes about, great masters. The "bright games" are quick and clever - sharp duels of nimble minds, with annotations that highlight the fine points. The magical problems, endings and "flights of fancy" are all special favorites with Chernev - the kind he treasures in his famous little black book. Most attractive of all: Chernev's candidates for the 15 most beautiful games of all time.
Discover the secret to happiness, even in the midst of unpredictable chaos. When life spiraled out of control, Suzie Carpenter began looking for a better way than trying to control the uncontrollable. In 2001, when her daughter Kelly was diagnosed with autism, celiac disease, and over twenty-five food intolerances, Suzie embraced parenting and food in a new way. Hand-in-hand, Suzie became her daughter's partner on the journey to healthier eating. Driven by the power of love and the challenge to overcome autism, together they discovered a Zen place, a way of being that brings together body, mind, and spirit to create a feeling of inner peace. On the Bright Side beautifully describes how to navigate the demands of having a child with autism, teaching us that life's greatest wonders are often packaged inside the unexpected.
Author: Maren Uthaug
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Release Date: 2015-10-24
Introducing the first GIF book from Denmark! This living e-book is a fully animated English edition of Maren Uthaug’s critically praised graphic novel. Uthaug is a prizewinning author whose characteristic drawing style is already familiar to Danes from the back page of the newspaper Politiken and marensblog.com. In The Bright Side, Uthaug serves up brilliant portions of the dish that’s her specialty: life’s big questions, presented with humor and passion. Ingredients: a woman, a man, a dog and kids – and meatballs! Into the pot she stirs love, loneliness and dreams, spiced with imagination and narrative delight until she brings the whole thing to a boil. Impossible to put down before the last bite.
Hi! This book is for you, not your parents. This whole process you're going through is tough. Believe me, I know. I've been there. Divorce ran in my family even before I was born. My parents were divorced when I was six, and I've had multiple stepparents, new families, and half-brothers. Divorce is a mixed bag, and it's easy to get overwhelmed with the huge changes that are taking place in your life. With so many disruptions, it's hard to focus on everything that's going wrong and everything you think you've lost. But this book isn't about that. When I went through my experiences with divorce, I was lucky enough to have my family and friends all help me with good advice. They helped me see the bright side of all these new experiences, and they helped me keep a level head and a positive perspective. In this book, I've put together the most important stuff I figured out to try to make this whole thing a little easier for you to deal with. I wrote this to be a practical book that deals with the everyday situations of divorce, and The Bright Side is full of useful information, like tips on traveling through airports alone, managing your schedule between two houses, or how to tell your parents that you won't take sides. Most important is The Divorced Kids' Bill of Rights, seven inalienable rights that kids have and need to know. So take a look--it's not that long. I hope it helps you out and makes your life a little easier. --Max Sindell
Author: Sarah Ford
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Escape the real world and enter into the magical realm of unicorns with this little book of positivity. Illustrated with adorable, adorkable unicorns, each spread comes with a funny or inspiring quote reminding you to follow your dreams, and always think unicorn. Perfect for giving an inspiring boost to your day, or as a cheering gift for a friend who needs a little more unicorn in their life, this is a cute and covetable little book that is bound to spread smiles wherever it goes.