Don't Kiss the Frog!: Princess Stories with Attitude Compiled by Fiona Waters; Illustrated by Ella Burfoot Perfect for girls who love tiaras, ball-gowns, and happy endings--but also sports, silly jokes, and being different. Featuring the work of seven writers and three illustrators, this anthology of "princess stories with attitude" will make kids laugh as they encounter a bevy of sleepy, sporty, clumsy, brave, resourceful, and curious princesses. The exuberant typographic design is an excellent match for the story-telling style and colorful artwork.
Author: Marilyn Anderson
Release Date: 2003-08
Genre: Dating (Social customs)
Single women can't afford to believe in fairy tales. Frogs don't turn into princes (men don't change) no matter how tenderly they're handled. Some are adept at hiding their reptilian views while others seem oblivious to their inner slime. Even an astute, Sex-and-the-City type of girl can be fooled. That's why every lady hoping for a princely mate needs Never Kiss a Frog. many guises. The author hilariously delves into the romantic misadventures of herself and her friends for the early (but overlooked) signs that a plausible Mr Right is really Mr Wrong.
Why is it that so many bright, attractive, clever and sensible women seem to fall for toads? They spend years searching, dating, cohabiting and marrying, just to find themselves right back at square one, heartbroken, despondent and vowing “never again”. Truth be told there’s actually thousands upon thousands of lovely, gorgeous, unattached and eligible men out there. And many of them are just waiting for someone like you. But if that really is the case, why can’t you ever seem to bag one? Stop Kissing Frogs will tell you. This is a real-life, no-nonsense guide for any single girl who’s tired of kissing frogs in their search for Mr Right, weary of making the same old mistakes over and over again and who wants to learn the truth about what works and what doesn’t in her search for her own happy ending. Stop Kissing Frogs is packed with helpful insights and advice on what you need to know about yourself, what you need to know about men and what you need to know about love to stand a chance of finding a real and lasting relationship. What to avoid, what to look for and what to cherish are all covered. You’ll discover the five worst mistakes many women make in a relationship and how you can avoid them; why being single is not as bad as it seems and is in fact a necessary part of finding the right man; what makes a good man and a suitable life partner; and how to spot a bad one at fifty paces. Stop Kissing Frogs is warm, funny and touching. It scratches beneath the typical trashy veneer, revealing a frank, honest and real-world insight into the world of grown-up relationships and how to navigate your way to your very own, special and long lasting happy-ever-after.
Author: Tom Holt
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2008-09-04
From the moment the first Homo Sapiens descended from the trees, possibly onto their heads, humanity has striven towards civilisation. Fire. The Wheel. Running Away from furry things with big teeth and, after a great deal of time, coming back and bravely nuking their descendants from orbit, are all testament to man's ultimate ascendancy. It is a noble story, a triumph of intelligence over adversity and, of course, completely and utterly wrong. For one man believes he has discovered the hideous truth: that every great civilisation in history has, rather embarrassingly, been founded, run and then cunningly manipulated by a small gang of devious frogs. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-06-10
The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.
Author: Jim Holtje
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics
A guide to crafting unforgettable, attention-grabbing business communications-from speeches and letters to business plans-using stories from the world's top business leaders. The world's foremost business leaders are also great storytellers. For example, industry titan Jack Welch has told how his mother instilled enough tough love and confidence in him to overcome the fact that he was the shortest kid in his class and had a severe stutter. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, often tells a story of setting up the company's first office in a converted garage. The Power of Storytelling collects the best of these stories, which readers can use to strengthen their own communication. It's an easy-to-use reference for anyone who needs to lead, inspire, and motivate an audience in a business setting, whether they're writing speeches, pep talks, interview talking points, employee letters, or Op- Eds. With anecdotes from Bill Gates, Sam Walton, Ted Turner, Steve Jobs, and many more, this is an inspiring and immensely useful tool.
YOUVE GOT MAIL.. Its a daily task of going through our e-mails- reading, forwarding, and deleting .. and then we wished we had saved that joke or story; be it spiritual and heartwarming, a tear jerker, a funny joke or story you about wet yourself over, informative, political, or maybe even one those little naughty ones - whatever they may be - we regret deleting them. I have attempted to recollect (with the assistance of my family and friends) some of those favorites to hold on to and hopefully bring back that smile or chuckle. So .happy reading as YOUVE GOT MAIL..again!
A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling and much-admired Memory of Fire trilogy—brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole—Galeano offers a rich, wry history of his life and times that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political. Beginning with blue algae, the earliest of life forms, these 333 vignettes alight on the Galeano family's immigration to Uruguay in the early twentieth century, the fate of love letters intercepted by a military dictatorship, abuses by the rich and powerful, the latest military outrages, and the author's own encounters with all manner of living matter, including generals, bums, dissidents, soccer stars, ducks, and trees. Out of these meditations emerges neither anger nor bitterness, but a celebration of a blessed life in a harsh world. Poetic and passionate, scathing and lyrical, delivered with Galeano's inimitable mix of gentle comedy and fierce moral judgment, Voices of Time is a deeply personal statement from a great and beloved writer.
Here’s a potion for one very funny paranormal romance: Start with a witch, Rachel Laughton, lousy at magic and love. Blend in her three well-meaning, spinster aunts, who use their more-than-rusty powers to help Rachel find a husband, despite her attempts to stop them. Drop in a new neighbor, lawyer Benjamin McGregor, (fresh and handsome, for best results). Add a dash of errant spells to give things a kick. Finally, for good measure, toss in a cat, Ludwig, who’ll do just about anything for a fish head. Stir well, read fast—and laugh! wicked, enchanted, charmed