On January 21, 1998, the night before his 38th birthday, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped by a car full of gun-toting thugs. Hoping to make a large withdrawal with his ATM card, they took him, blindfolded, to a Brooklyn apartment, and improvised. All night, his captors alternately held guns to his head, threatened his family, engaged him in discussions of "gangsta" philosophy, sought his legal advice, and even offered him sexual favors from their prostitute girlfriends as a "birthday present."
"Smart decisions until he's released"
Everyone wants to give their friend Clifford a special birthday present. But the blow-up ball pops, the pinata gets smashed, the sweater is much too small, and the beauty parlor gift certificate just didn't seem right. Finally, Clifford gets the best present of all - his family there to celebrate with him.
Alvin is back to face his fears in this funny and touching third book in the Alvin Ho series. When an invitation to a birthday party arrives in the mail, Alvin's sure it's the one he's been waiting for. But, no - this one's pink and smells nice... and it's from a girl. His mother says he has to go, but Alvin has a few tricks up his sleeve that just might save him from the party. Lenore Look's hilarious chapter book about an Asian-American second grader is just right for beginning and reluctant readers.
Secrets, rivalry, glamour - it's time for the party of the year... Delilah has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the glare of the media spotlight. Now planning a milestone birthday, she has more on her mind than invitations. Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can't refuse. But will he succumb to the temptations he's struggled to resist for the last ten years? Delilah's three daughters are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up.
Poppy's mind goes back over her life - to her tough childhood, to her three husbands, and to Alan, the great love of her life who was taken from her by the war. She had a lot fuller life than her family realised. As they toast their beloved matriarch, little do they know what an extraordinary and often shocking life she has led.
Yeehah!!! Party time for In Bed with Susie Bright as we reach show number 500. This week, let's celebrate and "listen back" to some of the show's most memorable moments. Over the past 10 years, Susie has interviewed celebrities, authors, and you listeners as well. She has offered advice and encouragement to keep living a sexually healthy lifestyle. And today we look back over the years by listening to excerpts.
"Lots of hype and self-adulation. Not much content!"
Emma and Saffie are going to stay with their grandparents for the summer to learn how to use their superpowers. Grandma has powers too, but Grandpa doesn't, and he definitely doesn't like the gnomes doing the gardening, or the washing up doing itself - he'd rather play with his model aeroplanes.
From the moment she wakes up on the morning of her birthday, things seem very strange. The day doesn't turn out like she expected because Jesus has something he wants her to learn.
The twins sprinted to the refrigerator, where all the new announcements were hung. And then there it was: an invitation to the birthday party of the year!Young readers will love to party along with twin sister and brother, Gracie and Graham, in Gracie and Graham and the Rock Star Birthday Party.
Eva's ingenious birthday gift idea for her boyfriend Joel continues. A book of free vouchers for a range of delicious sex acts, which she promises to perform whenever Joel wants to cash one. In part 2 of the story, Eva has to cook and serve dinner naked. And what a naughty dinner party it turns out to be!
The quinceañera, the 15th birthday celebration for a Latina girl, is quickly becoming an American event. This legendary party is a sight to behold: lavish ball gowns, extravagant catered meals, DJs, limousines, and multi-tiered cakes. The must haves for a "quince" are becoming as numerous and costly as a prom or wedding. And yet, this elaborate ritual also hearkens back to traditions from native countries and communities, offering young Latinas a chance to connect with their heritage.
That meanie Jim has invited everyone in Room Nine to his birthday party on Saturday - except Junie B.! Should she have her own birthday party six months early and not invite Jim? Or should she move to It's a Small World After All in Disneyland?
"Love these books!"
Peter is having a birthday party. When he goes to mail the special letter he has written to Amy to invite her, something extraordinary happens that makes the little boy feel "all mixed up". Beautiful landscapes of the city fill the story with colors that reflect Peter's moods.
Two new Appalachian stories from the author of the award winning Listening for the Crack of Dawn; an ideal introduction to contemporary storytelling for adults. Both stories are based upon real people. In the first, a disastrous birthday enables a child to learn more than an adult possibly could. In the second, two unusual people live their conviction that people are more important than things.