Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland

By Douglas Coupland

Shampoo Planet is the wealthy and incredible element the place worlds collide -- these of Nineteen Sixties mom and dad and their Nineteen Nineties offspring, ''Global Teens.'' Raised in a hippie commune, Tyler Johnson is an bold twenty-year-old Reagan adolescence, dwelling in a decaying northwest urban and meaning to a profession with the company whose workplaces his mom as soon as firebombed.

This six-month chronicle of Tyler's existence takes us to Paris and the continuing occasion beside Jim Morrison's grave, to a wild island in British Columbia, the freak-filled redwood forests of northern California, a tacky Hollywood, brand new Seattle, and at last again domestic. at the manner we meet a constellation of characters, between them: Jasmine, Tyler's Woodstock mother; Dan, his land-developer stepfather; ''Princess Stephanie,'' Tyler's eu summer time fling; and Anna Louise, his post-feminist female friend with an consuming disorder.

Tyler's dizzying trip into the modern psyche -- a voyage jam-packed with rock movies, poisonous waste, french-fry desktops, and straight forward forests -- is a spellbinding signature novel for a iteration coming of age because the millennium involves an in depth.

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Sloth: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library by Wendy Wasserstein

By Wendy Wasserstein

This ebook is one in all seven in a sequence at the seven lethal sins. Originating in a chain of lectures, Oxford college Press has released them. This quantity contains Wendy Wasserstein's musings on sloth. Written as a parody of a self-help ebook, Wasserstein tells us that sloth is the hot path to future health and happiness. it is a humorous publication. Wasserstein is a comic book expertise, and he or she exhibits it right here. Wasserstein mocks the impulsive tradition of nutrition and self-improvement, yet there's a severe aspect to her critique to boot. In her final bankruptcy, Uber-Sloths, Wasserstein dishes out a few directed feedback at those who do a number of not anything. the folks who race from health club to crew to assembly to engagement, having fun with none of it, and all in favour of the sake of being so very important as to be busy. This ebook is a short learn that made me snicker, and likewise made me nod in contract.

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A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

By Fannie Flagg

With a similar incomparable kind and hot, inviting voice that experience made her loved via hundreds of thousands of readers all over the place, New York Times bestselling writer Fannie Flagg has written a fascinating Christmas tale of religion and desire for every age that's certain to develop into a vintage.
Deep within the southernmost a part of Alabama, alongside the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little group referred to as misplaced River, a spot that point itself turns out to have forgotten. After a startling prognosis from his medical professional, Oswald T. Campbell leaves in the back of the chilly and damp of the oncoming Chicago wintry weather to spend what he believes can be his final Christmas within the hot and inviting city of misplaced River. There he meets the postman who supplies mail by way of boat, the shop proprietor who nurses a damaged center, the women of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots mystery Society, who do clandestine stable works. And he meets a bit redbird named Jack, who's on the heart of this story of a mystical Christmas whilst whatever so outstanding occurred that those that witnessed it have by no means forgotten it. when you event the sweetness, you too won't ever overlook A Redbird Christmas.

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The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan

By Elizabeth Buchan

Elizabeth Buchan’s big apple instances bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged lady used to be hailed as “a considerate, clever, humorous, coming-of-middle-age tale” by means of The Boston Globe. Now she’s again with one other clever and pleasing novel a couple of lady who veers off the crushed path—and unearths even more than she bargained for. After nineteen years of being the appropriate spouse to an bold flesh presser, Fanny Savage is stressed. bored with only holding quiet and searching solid at public engagements, she recollects the occupation she deserted and the existence she left in the back of as a winning companion in her father’s Italian wine enterprise. She has committed twenty years to being the great spouse. used to be it worthy it in spite of everything? may perhaps it's time for a visit again to Italy—to the pleasures of solar, wine, and nutrients? may well or not it's time for . . . a metamorphosis?

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What's the Worst That Could Happen? (Dortmunder Novels) by Donald E. Westlake

By Donald E. Westlake

It begun with a hoop. an inexpensive ring. The yellow steel acknowledged brass, no longer gold, and the sparkly bits have been by no means diamonds. however the ring belonged to May's horseplaying uncle, who swore it introduced stable good fortune. Dortmunder, who would not kick a bit reliable good fortune up and about, places it to the try while he is going to burglarize ny billionaire Max Fairbanks. As good fortune may have it, Dortmunder is greeted through Fairbanks himself - and a loaded gun - once he strolls throughout the door. whilst the police officers arrive, the multi-millionaire provides insult to damage by way of claiming that Dortmunder's fortunate ring is really his. immense mistake, sizeable man. once Dortmunder may give the law enforcement officials the slip, the world's so much single-minded burglar is going after the fats cat with a vengeance and a staff of crooks that purely he can gather. And from the get cross every little thing will pass Dortmunder's approach - every little thing, that's, other than the hoop.

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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Stella Gibbons

By Stella Gibbons

"Quite easily one of many funniest satirical novels of the final century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition

The deliriously entertaining Cold convenience Farm is "very most likely the funniest publication ever written" (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels. whilst the lately orphaned socialite plant life Poste descends on her kinfolk on the aptly named chilly convenience Farm in private Sussex, she unearths a singularly depressing staff in dire want of her specific expertise: organization.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes via unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Alice in Zombieland by Lewis Carroll, Nickolas Cook

By Lewis Carroll, Nickolas Cook

They have been certainly a queer-looking social gathering that assembled at the bank-the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging just about them, and all dripping rainy, go, and uncomfortable. them all have been coated in Alice's now chilly and congealed blood, which made them even tastier seeking to negative hungry Alice. whilst little Alice follows the Black Rat down into the gaping darkness of an open grave, she falls and falls. and shortly reveals herself in an undead nightmare of rotting flesh and madness. Venturing extra into this land of zombies and monsters, she encounters characters either creepy and madcap alongside the way in which. yet there is something else troubling terrible Alice: her pores and skin is rotting and her hair is falling out. She's chilly. and she or he has the haunting feeling that if she is still in Zombieland to any extent further, she could by no means go away. Can Alice get away Zombieland prior to the lifeless crimson Queen catches as much as her? (20110328)

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The Booby Trap and Other Bits and Boobs by Dawn O'Porter

By Dawn O'Porter

Tits, baps, bazoomas and hooters - colossal ones, small ones, guy boobs, boob jobs and lopsided girl lumps - each boob tells a narrative. From teenage diaries that may make you snort out loud and squirm with embarrassment, to heart-breaking first-hand famous person confessions, journalist and writer sunrise O'Porter is joined via celebrities corresponding to Caitlin Moran, Chris O'Dowd, Jameela Jamil and Sarah Millican in a major ebook of all issues booby. Bestselling authors additionally give a contribution with writing from Maureen Johnson, Marian Keyes, Patrick Ness, Laura Dockrill, James Dawson, Will Hill, Maude Apatow and Benjamin Zephaniah. it is a full-frontal perception into breasts, nips, pecs and the entire different bits and boobs.

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Apocalipstick by Sue Margolis

By Sue Margolis

From the writer who introduced you Spin Cycle and Neurotica comes a hilarious new novel approximately falling in love, hating your task, and getting what you will have out of life---without ever mussing your lipstick!When it involves males, attractiveness columnist Rebecca effective regularly looks at the scruffy finish of the mascara wand. yet all that adjustments the morning she meets Max Stoddart, her new colleague on the day-by-day forefront. along with his upscale swimsuit, Hugh supply hair, and obscenely attractive attractiveness, he’s a unmarried woman’s dream come actual. eventually, her grandmother can cease browsing the internet for eligible Jewish men. yet is Max the seize of the decade---or only a significant babe magnet? in the meantime, Rebecca’s previous highschool nemesis has resurfaced, a former blond bombshell known as Lipstick who's now engaged to Rebecca’s widowed dad. And it’s goodbye to articles on toe cleavage while a scorching tip sweeps Rebecca to the heart of the Paris cosmetics global, the place a miracle anti-wrinkle cream is set to be introduced. that's, till she blows the whistle on a scandal that can set the sweetness business---and the way forward for international peace---reeling. Will Rebecca win the recognition---not to say the Pulitzer---she yearns for...and get the fellow of her desires? remain tuned.

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