|Published:||July 11th 2017 by Hachette Original|
During the course of a career, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions; he widened the boundaries of free speech. Although Bruce died when he was only forty, his influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz, and satire are incalculable. Finally available as an audiobook 50 years after Bruce's Death, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People is read by Ronnie Marmo, who currently plays Bruce in the premiere season of the one-man show"I Am Not A Comedian... I'm Lenny Bruce," directed by Joe Mantegna. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history.
"Ik had het kunnen bedenken", zegt Martin Veerman, als hij - zelf gediagnosticeerd - bekend raakt met de campagne. "Hard, maar kennelijk noodzakelijk." Zelfspot is hem niet vreemd, zowel voor als na de diagnose. Eerst is er de schok en de angst. "Ik heb alleen een trilling in m'n armen. Het lijkt alsof ik over een ander praat, maar ik ben het, die tussen nu en vijf jaar doodgaat..." Drie letters: ALS. Als je het hebt, is er geen ontkomen aan. Een ziekte die sloopt. Je bent kansloos, omdat er geen medicijn bestaat. Juist om medisch onderzoek te bekostigen lanceert de Stichting ALS Nederland in 2011 een confronterende campagne. 'Ik ben inmiddels overleden' en 'ALS u dit leest/ziet, ben ik er niet meer', luidt in beeld en geluid de indringende boodschap van diverse landgenoten. Voor het verhaal achter een gezicht van de campagnes volgt auteur en dorpsgenoot Eddy Veerman Martin en zijn gezin drie jaar: thuis, onderweg, in het ziekenhuis, richting en op zijn sterfbed. Iedereen verwacht dat hij, de doemdenker, zich in het moeras laat zakken, maar juist nu hij zeker weet dat het leven eindig is, wordt Martin vrij in zijn hoofd. Het onvermijdelijke blijft. Eerst zwijgen de drumstokken van de voormalig drummer van onder meer de 3JS en vervolgens ook de stem. Hij draagt het als man, verlegt zijn grenzen verder dan hij voor mogelijk houdt. Hoe pijnlijk het afhankelijk zijn soms ook voelt, als je vrouw je moet voeren en je zoons je bijvoorbeeld moeten helpen bij het plassen en scheren. Mensonterend: voor patient en voor het gezin. De humor drijft hem voort. Hilarisch is zijn laatste wens op tv bij Man bijt hond: wakker worden naast een Surinaamse billenpartij. Twee weken voor zijn dood is de verzorgster die Martin 's avonds instopt een invalster: een Surinaamse, Esme. Op de rand van het bed zingt ze Ik krijg een heel apart gevoel van binnen, van Corry Konings. "Nu kan je nacht niet meer stuk", lacht ze.
Martin kan niet praten, heeft de kracht niet om te vertellen dat Konings ooit een door hem voor haar geschreven liedje opnam. Maar hij glundert.
In the third book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek’s father keeps his promise to coach his son’s youth baseball team. Derek is sure this will be the best season yet! He has it all planned—his dad will have him start at shortstop, and the team will cruise to a championship. But sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. Change Up focuses on a key life on of Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation—Deal with Growing Pains—in the series companion to Hit & Miss and The Contract, about which The Wall Street Journal said, “the play by play action is exciting and the ons many.”
DARK WARRIOR BACK COVER BLURB When Nicholas Herron, Duke of Berwick and his best friend, Rolf Torgesson, two of King Edward III’s most powerful and respected knights, discover a badly beaten young woman hiding in the forest, they swear to protect her. By the time they learn that she is Lady Kathryn Weston, and that her attacker is none other than her betrothed, Robert Walford, the powerful and ruth Duke of Pemberton, it is too late. They have both fallen in love with her and she with them—a love so forbidden it could cost them everything, even their lives. Set amidst the turmoil and pageantry of 14th-century England, Dark Warrior weaves a vivid tapestry of three lost souls bound to each other with a deep, abiding love.
But will that love survive Walford’s evil plan to attack Berwick Castle, take it apart stone by stone and ultimately destroy everyone who lives there?
Do you struggle with being highly sensitive? Do you get told to stop being so emotional and to toughen up? Here are some of the valuable insights this book will give you: The Price of High Empathy: Being an empath is beautiful but undoubtedly comes with its own unique challenges. The first step to overcoming these challenges is recognizing them for what they are. Understanding your Gift: What does it mean to be an empath? Why is it so challenging? In chapter two, we will cover some ways you can begin to understand your gift of empathy in a deeper way. How to Meditate: Meditation is an essential aspect of learning how to de-stress, which you, as an empath, definitely need. Chapter seven will give you a step by step guide on mastering this skill so you can stay healthy and balanced. About the Chakra System: What are chakras and how do they relate to high empathy? These centers of energy exist along the body and control a lot more of your internal experience than you realize! Learn all about this in chapter eight. Your Purpose: Your personality can seem like a mystery or a burden if you don’t understand the purpose of empath personalities. This guide will help you understand why these traits exist in some people and how to handle them in the best way. Once you’re done with this book, you will have an easier time handling crowds and knowing when to say no to getting entangled in others’ drama.
No one is perfect. I wish I could scream it at them, but no one will listen to me. Instead, they choose to ignore me by making me into something I’m not.
I try to make them happy, but no matter how hard I try it’s not good enough. I make good grades.
Hell, I was top of my class senior year, but things happen. We make sacrifices for people important to us. My parents wouldn’t understand that. Instead, they say I could be better. I’m the good girl to everyone else, but to my parents I fall short.
To most I have curves, to them I’m fat. I just want them to be happy with my imperfections. You know what? I’m tired of giving and getting nothing in return. Screw them. The only one that I want to see me for who I really am…is him. Taralynn Evans has always been the good girl, forced to befriend people she cares nothing about. She tries hard to be what them and everyone else expects her to be, but what’s the point when it’s never enough to gain their approval? She’s over lying to make others happy or self-sacrificing to spare their feelings. For once, she just wants to be herself. She wants to feel human, tired of being a puppet. When tragedy strikes her in the worst way, she finds herself bargaining in distress, trying to find reason and rationality in what’s set before her, but will he give in when in most cases the good girl never gets the bad boy? Ink, sex, lies, loyalty. Those are the things that define me, and my life. I do me.
Nothing else matters. I don’t need anyone’s approval, nor do I seek it. I’m comfortable with the man I am. The only thing that haunts my dreams are those sapphire eyes that remind me of midnight.
I will shut it down every single time. I can’t have her. She deserves more than what I’m after. The problem is that sometimes life is a bitch. That curveball was nowhere in sight, but now that it’s been thrown…my life may never be the same. Shawn Braden has always been the bad boy. He’s always had the love and support of his parents no matter what he does. He knows he can have any girl he wants. Too bad he never wants them more than once. What he truly wants is the one thing he’s never admitting to, not even to himself. What happens when he starts seeing past the facade she’s put on for years and shows him the real girl that is hiding inside? Will he fall against his will, or will she become nothing more than every girl before? RELEASING SUMMER 2015
Considered North America's most “European” city, Montreal is known for its culture, sophisticated population and its amazing architectural history. Montreal Then and Now takes readers to Québec's charming capital city for an amazing past and present tour. A rich historical overview written by Alan Hustak (a journalist for the *Montreal Gazette) describes Montreal's development from a fur trading outpost on the banks of the St. Lawrence River to its present incarnation as the business and cultural center of Canada. Originally named Ville-Marie, the settlement became known as Mont Royal, after the tallest of the hills overlooking the river valley. Readers will marvel at how much this modern metropolis has evolved, while fascinating side-by-side then-and-now images of popular destinations like the Windsor Hotel, St. Ann's Market, Christ Church Cathedral, and Montreal Harbor showcase Montreal's finest architecture and views.