Books tagged: anecdotes

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Looking Back with a Smile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
(4.00)
There's a chuckle on every page in this collection of brief, humorous anecdotes that take us on a merry romp through growing up during the 1930s and 1940s, the transitions from grade school to high school to college to the military, work, and finally, to marriage, kids and grandkids. On the way we also laugh about pets, secretaries, bugs in the BOQ, and many more stories told with wit and warmth.
10 Ways to Get the Most from Your Child's Teacher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Parent participation, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary
(5.00)
Enjoy a book full of empathy, joy and humor that has been written by a teacher with forty years of experience in education. This book of short anecdotes is chock-full of invaluable information for parents of school-aged children. Learn how to be an appropriate partner to your child's teacher, and be involved in your child's journey through school.
Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Marion Davies once invited teetotaler Calvin Coolidge to one of her parties and deliberately served him sweet wine, telling him that it was fruit juice. Mr. Coolidge liked the beverage so much that he had three servings and told his hostess, “I don’t know when I’ve had anything as refreshing.”
Lost Among The Marigolds: A Diary of India
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,780. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00)
In this engaging memoir, a homeless American artist flees New York to backpack across India. Armed with a wry sense of humor and boundless curiosity, he crisscrosses a dazzling, fragile, complicated country. Alternately joyous and wistful, "Lost Among The Marigolds" describes an unforgettable journey, an amazing land, and the wondrous complexities of the human condition.
Horrible Stories I Told My Children
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,190. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Wyrd Goat Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The real life Ellis family would have fit in living next door to the Addams Family. In parenting, there is usually a right approach and a wrong approach to a given situation. Ron Ellis usually chooses the third way. You know, the one that’s funny. Shocking, crazy, hilarious stories and situations for parents that follow the third way, and the people who love them.
The Felicity File
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,730. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
When a sedate bachelor received a young kitten he had little idea of the delightful chaos that came with her. The fluffy mouse graveyard, moustache grooming, existential angst and drains, the terror of Edith Piaf, and a new slant on Edgar Allan Poe: All part of the Felicity Files.
Create, Then Take a Break: 250 Miscellaneous Anecdotes and Stories
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 27,640. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This book contains 250 anecdotes about various creative activities. A sample: Corey Ford’s writings were widely plagiarized—especially his short humorous piece “How to Guess Your Age.” Whenever this happened, Mr. Ford would sue, winning every case. He once said about his lawsuits, “I find this a much easier way to make a living than by writing.”
Calling God and Casting Lots
Series: The Teaching Books of Vic Zarley, Six. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,500. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
This is a journal of casting the lot that I hope will transform the way one approaches God. The secular humanists and "rationalists" so prevalent in today's world, have blasphemed God Word, stating that most of the miracles of the New Testament and the mighty workings of God in the Old Testament are myths. To the rationalist, casting lots and getting genuine guidance from God is ludicrous. Wrong!
It's The Escalator I Can't Manage
Price: $9.45 USD. Words: 31,210. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Witty, funny and eminently readable, these sketches range from the author’s school and university days to stories of her ebullient granddaughter, Kitkat. Goolbai Gunasekara, a Sri Lankan writer, has the rare ability to laugh at herself and to poke fun at the goings-on of a variety of situations, be they at her school, ballet class,under the dentist’s drill or at a Do-You-Know-Contest.
Paper Airplane: Unique Tales From A Mile High
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,130. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(3.50)
In this tumultuous, distinctive memoir, Kersten L. Kelly looks back on the most influential individuals that she encountered while flying through the clouds. She recalls life lessons from perfect strangers about love, family, perseverance of dreams, and humility. The book proves the phrase “you never know what you will learn on an airplane” over and over again.