Eleanor Floods Leben bedeutet Chaos. Aber ab heute wird alles anders. Sie wird sich duschen und anziehen, sie wird zum Yoga gehen, nachdem sie ihren Sohn Timby in der Schule abgegeben hat. Und sie wird ihren Mann Joe verführen. Sie wird Ruhe ausstrahlen, lokal kaufen, ihr bestes Selbst sein. Aber bevor sie ihre Pläne in die Tat umsetzen kann, macht ihr das Leben einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Denn ausgerechnet heute ist auch der Tag, an dem Timby sich entschieden hat, krank zu sein, und an dem Joe der Klinik, nicht aber Eleanor, erzählt hat, dass er im Urlaub ist. Gerade als es scheint, als ob alles nicht noch schlimmer werden könnte, führt eine überraschende Begegnung Eleanor in die eigene, nicht ganz unproblematische Vergangenheit, die sie jetzt sicher zu allerletzt gebrauchen kann.Semple, MariaMaria Semple reiste die ersten Jahre ihres Lebens mit ihren Eltern kreuz und quer durch Europa (in Spanien schrieb ihr Vater Lorenzo den Pilot zur TV-Serie Batman), bevor sie nach Los Angeles und später nach Colorado zog. Nach Abschluss ihres Studiums am Barnard-College arbeitete zunächst für Beverly Hills, 90210, schrieb dann für Sitcoms wie Ellen, Mad About You und Arrested Development. Inzwischen lebt sie mit ihrem Ehemann, der für die Simpsons schreibt, und der gemeinsamen Tochter in Seattle.
'Whipsmart, dazzling, darkly comic and deeply touching. I loved it!' Marian Keyes A brilliant new novel from the author of bestselling Where'd You Go, Bernadette, about a woman who wakes up determined to be her best self.Eleanor Flood knows she's a mess. But today will be different. Today she will shower and put on real clothes. She will attend her yoga class after dropping her son, Timby, off at school. She'll see an old friend for lunch. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action - life happens.For today is the day Timby has decided to pretend to be ill to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day surgeon Joe has chosen to tell his receptionist - but not Eleanor - that he's on vacation. And just when it seems that things can't go more awry, a former colleague produces a relic from the past - a graphic memoir with pages telling of family secrets long buried and a sister to whom Eleanor never speaks.The joy, as before, is in the narrative voice... Brilliant set-pieces include a scene of existential despair in CostCo, a flashback to a hideous society wedding in the deep south, and Dr Joe's epiphany during a Seattle Seahawks game.. Semple reaffirms her gift for creating memorable, monstrous characters THE GUARDIAN 20161008Semple, MariaMaria Semple spent fifteen years in Los Angeles as a television writer, working on hit shows including ELLEN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MAD ABOUT YOU and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Her second novel, WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction and won the 2013 Melissa Nathan Award. Maria lives in Seattle.www.mariasemple.com
A wickedly funny sendup of the trendy, pretentious celebrity website GOOP. What is Glop? Glop is a business and a website. But Glop is also a feeling. It's about picking the right expensive organic eye cream that will make you a tall, thin, wealthy blonde WASP who fits seamlessly into the top tiers of high society and sits next to Bono at a 42-course seitan tasting dinner held in a sex dungeon deep beneath the North Pole. Glop is about being conscious to the tiny details of our lives - what to eat, where to buy your cashmere yoga pants, which juice cleanse will remove the most mercury toxins from both your body and your cashmere yoga pants. Glop is about you. In this scathingly humorous parody, Gabrielle Moss skewers the vanity, elitism, and silliness of the lifestyle website everyone loves to hate. Here are favorite recipes, detoxes, activities, cleanses, beauty tips, juice cleanses, vacation destinations, and juice cleanse-detoxes and a selection of hand creams that will open your third eye - plus lots of celebrity namedropping and more. Glop includes everything from the silly to sublime - make-at-home stem cell moisturizing repair masques, weekend colonics, restorative yoga poses (for when Sting is mad at you about that thing you did), and even the freshest bones for your bone broth. Here, too, are G's essential tips on parenthood, relationships, work and finances, entertaining, food (well, maybe not food), spirituality, beauty, fashion, home, gifts, kids, and more. Nothing in Glop is sacred - except for a few Indian cows you can't afford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005677/bk_harp_005677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He is Risen. Rhapsodic, incantatory, and playful. A mish-mash of history, both real and imagined. An epic poem starring yoga aficionado George "Warshington" who turns both inward and towards a cast of characters who inspire his vision of leadership during the crucial year of 1776-77 in Valley of the Forge: his loyal, loving, and patient wife, Martha; the recovering, lovelorn, drunkard, "Mad" Anthony Wayne; his fellow yogi and personal assistant Gibraltar and his wife, Rebekah; the mercurial turncoat, General Toothe; the alluring semi-widow, Mary Hughes Cooney; the gifted sculptor Joe and his muse, Felicia; the magical woods-witch, Miss Kitty, and, finally, local Indian Chief Maddywampus; the true spiritual centerpiece for the newly won territory of "America". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037206/bk_acx0_037206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Come to Silver Hills. Where petting a cat can be a death sentence and yoga is all about survival.Silver Hills senior and singles residence isn’t exactly a boring place. Home to a death predicting cat named Tolstoy, a night manager who may or may not suck blood and float above the floor, a cook with mad voodoo and pie baking powers, and a trio of nosy sleuths who are determined to get to the bottom of the corpse in the library (maybe literally)...some might say things couldn’t get any weirder. Some would be wrong.Dose Vidanya is book one in a fun and engaging murder mystery series with female amateur sleuths and a couple of really entertaining animal sidekicks. If you enjoy your mysteries with twists, turns, and humor, you might want to grab your copy now. I think you'll be happy you did! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Morsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159372/bk_acx0_159372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dawn Downey’s second collection of essays is for everyone who savors down-to-earth stories with a twist of wisdom. Deeply honest and deeply personal, her observations are laced with quirky insights and self-deprecating humor. She draws inspiration from the flu, the garden, bad knees, and bad TV. She explores larger themes of loss and estrangement while retaining a youthful outlook on the vagaries of life and aging. Listeners will journey from the mundane to the metaphysical. Here’s an author who lets us in on her fear of cows. We follow her quest to learn compassion. We share her desire for peace. As she does in her spiritual memoir, Stumbling Toward the Buddha, Downey attempts to understand relationships. In "Forgive Me", she reflects on the meaning of an insincere apology. (“Sorry you're inflexible. Sorry you're mad. Sorry you don't understand my position.”) In "The 2015 Dawn-Mobile", she compares her body to a used car. (“I can ill afford the maintenance: gym memberships, yoga classes, chiropractors, therapists. And still, it backfires.”) In "Samsara", she aims her wit at envy. (“When an upscale lifestyle magazine featured my chic pal’s Los Angeles home, it turned into a sixteen-page, full-color spread of my jealousy. The green-eyed monster drooled all over her Ming porcelain.”) And in "Cemetery Song", she has a conversation with her mother, who died in her fifties. (“You seldom laughed, and now I understand, now that I'm older than you ever got to be. Do you like my hair?”) Dawn Downey’s narratives describe the ties that bind us, even if we have not met. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Downey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114870/bk_acx0_114870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Collection of poems, lyrics and ideas, gathered from travels through war zones and different geographies, both human and terrestrial experiencesDavid Sye Biography,David has been practicing yoga for over 30 years.He is of Russian descent, the son of a scientist mother and an international artiste/performer father.In 1990 he moved to Yogoslavia to work as a radio journalist on a non-political radio station, whilst also teaching yoga classes in Belgrade. Circumstances conspired to the point where he found himself caught up in the middle of the Bosnian war.David arrived back in the UK in 1995, and for the longest time his famous Sunday yoga sessions in Finsbury Park were jammed by clubbers, who qued up to catch the unique music that drove all his classes.He is internationally known for his work with Palestinians in the West Bank, and was responsible for bringing together for the first time, both sides of the Middle East conflict for a yoga class in 2006.His life is now divided by an extremely intensive global teaching schedule alongside his ground breaking ‘urban’ Yogabeats work, notably with the Glasgow street youth in the infamous Easterhouse district.His work in the Community is developing a life of its own and is now being recognised and acknowledged by peace makers at governmental level.Furthermore David is also the lead singer and lyricist of two band: No Mad Karma, and King Hippy.
"Aaron Starmer skillfully welds sharp humor, deep loss, and roaring escapades. Truly the smartest and funniest book about spontaneous combustion you will ever read." -John Green, #1 bestselling author of The Fault In Our StarsA TIME magazine Top 10 YA & Children's Book of 2016!An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selectionWith all the perfectly lovely young adult novels out there, you decided to check this one out? It's got spontaneously combusting teenagers in it, dude. Not the slow burning type either. We're talking the randomly exploding variety. Seniors in high school just walking along, heading to class, whistling Beyoncé, when-WA-BAM!- they're suddenly dripping off the lockers.Is that really something you're into?Confession: I'm actually kinda into that too. So, now that we've established we're both thoroughly weird and, I assume, thoroughly open-minded, we can give it shot, right? Let's at least read the opening chapters of this bad-boy and see if it features some of the more intriguing elements such as...- Exploding teenagers (obviously).- Hallucinogenic mushrooms.- Pyromaniacal boyfriends.- Triplet toddlers in powder blue suits.- Amur leopards and doomsday preppers.- A foul-mouthed female POTUS.- Ashtanga yoga.- Youtube sensations.- Self-driving Priuses.- Rogue FBI agents.- Mad scientists.- Homecoming.- Spring break.- Prom.- And ... Jennifer Lawrence.Notice how I put Jennifer Lawrence last. She's in the book, so it's not cheating. And hey, if it takes America's most beloved movie star to sell this thing, then that's what it takes.So, in closing: Jennifer Lawrence."Wildly inventive." - Entertainment Weekly "Must List""This comically surreal novel that will blow your mind."- People Magazine★, "A blood-soaked, laugh-filled, tear-drenched, endlessly compelling read." - Kirkus, starred review★, "A wholly original YA tale of identity, friendship, love, lust, and gory, grisly death." - SLJ, starred review"Bursting with heartache and gore, Mara's narration appeals directly to readers'senses of horror and humor." - Horn Book