From celebrated New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Rick Bragg comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the South. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, Bragg explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast.
"The Incomparable Rick Bragg"
As the wife of 44 years of the late Pastor John Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church, Dodie Osteen stood as a wife, mother, and first lady of the church, even when life felt anything but steady. Today she continues to stand by her son, Pastor Joel Osteen, and the rest of their family as they lead Lakewood. In this revealing memoir, Dodie shares that her path, though glorious, has not always been easy.
Take a trip into theheart of passion as seductive samba rhythms pulse in the warm evening breezes. Escape and savor these three scintillating stories set against the beautifulbackdrop of Brazil.... Two weeks in Rio - surely that's enough time for marketing VP Sydni Lawson to forge a lucrative merger. But instead of sweet-talking real estate mogul Gabriel St. James, she's being swept away by their sizzling and unexpected attraction.
"Didn't not enjoy this book"
Kind people not only say good morning, they make the coffee. You’ve met them. Your life is probably better because of them. They’re the people who make life nicer, more beautiful... and for some, bearable. They’re real people with remarkable hearts. People whose unselfish generosity wraps a strong arm around your shoulders and walks you from the brink of despair to the axis of hope. They give whether anyone notices or not. They sacrifice without being asked.
A heart-warming, poignant, and victorious collection of stories and photos celebrating companion animals who found good, loving homes through the efforts of animal shelters.
All profits go to the spay/neuter program for PAWS Humane Society, Dahlonega, GA.
One of the '60s most popular teen idols, Annette Funicello was more than America's favorite Mouseketeer. She knew Walt Disney, he chose her for his Mickey Mouse Club. She dated Paul Anka, Fabian, and Frankie Avalon. She made movies with such stars as Mickey Rooney and Fred MacMurray. Then she left it all behind to raise a family. In 1992, she reentered public life to share her battle with multiple sclerosis. In this touching memoir, Annette Funicello tells us that, despite it all, life is more perfect than she'd ever dreamed it might be - and once again proves to be "America's Sweetheart."
"Do you remember the Mouseketeers?"
A biography; a life story that is more than that. Her life has been an inspiration to intellectuals, doubters, wayfarers; an Oak of Weeping to sit under; a mix of strength and weakness. She describes her life as a remarkable and difficult one, yet one in which she dares to see its beauty. It has warmth, a verbal straightness, humor, self-irony, and authenticity. It is a fiery and hopeful book from a living heart. It feels like a long and very personal letter.
Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets - and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He’s continually coming up with outrageous schemes, which he always manages to pull off. Well, almost always. But even when things don’t work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humor in every moment.
En biografi; en livshistoria som är mer än så. Hennes liv har varit en inspirationskälla för intellektuella, tvivlare, Jerusalemfarare; en gråtoek att sitta under; en blandning av styrka och svaghet. Hon beskriver sitt liv som ett märkligt liv. Och ett svårt liv. Hon vågar se det vackra i det. Den har värme, muntlig direkthet, humor, självironi, och äkthet. Det är en brinnande och hoppfull bok från en levande hjärta. Den känns som ett långt personligt brev.
Eight years ago, Dean and Katy shared a hot and heavy kiss in the barn. Katy couldn’t believe her luck when the sexy Dean kissed her. She had dreamt of that day since her father became partners with his family’s ranch. Although Dean had been in love with her all through his senior year he pulled back claiming she was too young. That she was just a kid. Running from the barn hurt and in tears, Katy was determined that one day Dean would see her as a beautiful woman.
Popular blogger Karen Alpert shares her hysterical take on the many "joys" of parenting - I Heart My Little A-Holes is full of hilarious stories, lists, thoughts and pictures that will make you laugh so hard you'll wish you were wearing a diaper.
Yorkshire 1969. At a rock concert a murdered woman is found in a sleeping bag. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick...
"Piece of my heart"
When single mother Amber James allows her son to spend a week with her ex, her anxiety over the separation triggers her kleptomania, a pesky, embarrassing problem she thought she’d conquered for good. Saved from certain jail time by a handsome stranger, she finds herself falling head over heels in love with the captivating Luke Denver.