Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307809926
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Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York—and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years—is a classic American story. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, is storytelling at its most generous. Nobody’s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody Griffith.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Bill Griffith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683354529
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

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Nobody’s Fool follows the story of Schlitzie’s long career—from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows—which is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic Freaks. The making of Freaks and Schlitzie’s role in the film is a centerpiece of the book. In researching Schlitzie’s life (1901–1971), Griffith has tracked down primary sources and archives throughout the country, including conducting interviews with those who worked with him and had intimate knowledge of his personality, his likes and dislikes, how he responded to being a sideshow “freak,” and much more. This graphic novel biography provides never-before-revealed details of his life, offering a unique look into his world and restoring dignity to his life by recognizing his contributions to popular culture.

Everybody s Fool

Everybody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101946961
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book An immediate national best seller and instant classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Richard Russo returns to North Bath—“a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy” (The New York Times)—and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere. Everybody’s Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you can’t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human. Everybody’s Fool picks up roughly a decade since we were last with Miss Beryl and Sully on New Year's Eve 1984. The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it’s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years . . . the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren’t still best friends . . . Sully’s son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one). We also enjoy the company of Doug Raymer, the chief of police who’s obsessing primarily over the identity of the man his wife might’ve been about to run off with, before dying in a freak accident . . . Bath’s mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, whose wife problems are, if anything, even more pressing . . . and then there’s Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upward might now come to ruin. And finally, there’s Charice Bond—a light at the end of the tunnel that is Chief Raymer’s office—as well as her brother, Jerome, who might well be the train barreling into the station. A crowning achievement—“like hopping on the last empty barstool surrounded by old friends” (Entertainment Weekly)—from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Martin Gottfried
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780743244763
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Release: 2002-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gottfried's capably researched and recounted biography offers a none too flattering glimpse into Kaye's well-guarded personal life, including his egotism, cruelty, his strained marriage and his flirtations and affairs. His career is treated in detail, from his obvious early talent to the creation of his acting personae and his sad professional and personal decline before his death in 1987. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara
Author: Melissa Chiu,Miwako Tezuka
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0810994143
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Catalog of an exhibition held at Asia Society Museum, New York, Sept. 9, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

Nobody s Fool A Regecy Romantic Comedy

Nobody s Fool  A Regecy Romantic Comedy
Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
Pages: 112
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Ruth Ann Nordin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Miss Emilia Stewart's life faces immediate ruin. Her friend made a little slip of the tongue, and now Lord Valentine thinks Emilia's in love with him. This is Lord Valentine of all gentlemen! Not only is he unfashionable and socially inept, but the mere thought of kissing him makes her shudder. What's worse is that her father has arranged for her to marry him. Being a lady with no say in her future has never been more unfair! She, however, is determined to overcome this cruel fate. There's still a chance to protect her future, and keep her sanity intact. All she has to do is become the most repulsive and unattractive wife possible. Then Lord Valentine will insist they live separate lives, and she'll be spared the most unpleasant aspect of marriage--actually being in the same room with her husband. All she needs is a little ingenuity and help from her friends to make the plan work. This romantic comedy takes a fun look at one wife's dream of discouraging her husband from falling in love with her.

Everybody s Grandmother and Nobody s Fool

Everybody s Grandmother and Nobody s Fool
Author: Kathryn L. Nasstrom
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501729065
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Release: 2018-09-05
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frances Freeborn Pauley, a white woman who grew up in the segregated South, has devoted most of her ninety-four years to the battle against discrimination and prejudice. A champion of civil rights and racial justice and an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, Pauley's tenacity as an activist and the length of her career are remarkable. She is also a consummate storyteller; for decades, she has shared her words with activists, students, and scholars who have found their way to her door. Kathryn L. Nasstrom uses rich oral history material, recorded by herself and others, to present Frances Pauley in her own words. Pauley's life has encompassed much of the last century of extraordinary social change in the South, a life touching and touched by famous figures from southern politics and the civil rights movement. Highlights of Pauley's career in the public eye include a friendship with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, encounters with several of Georgia's civil-rights-era governors, and a meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt. A skillful political organizer, Pauley was involved in decades of community mobilization, repeated efforts to educate politicians and the public about the origins and nature of poverty, and lobbying for unpopular causes. "People are born into a certain way of living," she says. "It takes a jolt to get out of it. It doesn't really mean that they're all that mean and bad, but it takes a jolt to make them see that maybe they could make a change." In a deft blend of biography and memoir, Nasstrom explains Pauley's historical significance and places her story in the context of developments in Georgia politics and the civil rights movement. Even as it contributes to the political history of Georgia and the South, affording insight of unusual depth on familiar issues and events, the book preserves one woman's story in the still largely undocumented history of southern women's social and political activism in the twentieth century. Pauley's experiences serve as a window on the lives of all those women and men who, town by town and state by state, made momentous change not only possible but also inescapable.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Sarah Hegger
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781420137422
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Sarah Hegger's latest Willow Park Romance, long-held crushes and past frenemies reunite--and wonder if there's ever a second chance to make a good first impression. . . Holly Partridge had no plans to return to Willow Park, Illinois, until her troubled younger sister Portia fled her home and aimed herself straight at Holly's high school nemesis--too-gorgeous-to-be-true Josh Hunter. Riding a manic bipolar high, Portia's only a danger to herself, but Holly needs to find her before she crashes. That means asking Josh for help. The ultimate love 'em and leave 'em lothario, Josh was never good for anything but a broken heart. But now he's lending a hand when Holly needs it most--and revealing surprising generosity and compassion. Has Josh shed his bad boy ways? Or is Holly suddenly grown up enough to acknowledge her own mistakes? Trusting Josh could be a disaster--or the first step in banishing the past to make way for a future happier than Holly ever imagined. . . “Sarah Hegger's voice is rich and witty and in a word, addictive.”--Terri Osburn, author of the bestselling Anchor Island series

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: L.J. Breedlove
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9798201189945
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Release: 2022-09-06
Editor: L.J. Breedlove
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Even Heroes Make Mistakes Lanky Purdue is an Alaskan icon. He's been there forever — the dashing Air Force pilot, the man who flew medicines into villages in dark winters, the man who has rescued more stranded climbers than anyone can count. If you need help, Lanky Purdue is the man you go to. So when Belle Robards shows up at Purdue Flight Service in the dead of winter looking for help, it's no great surprise to Dace Marshall, his office manager. So yes, she's wearing a skirt, high heeled boots and a fur jacket — in Talkeetna at 10 below — and she won't tell Dace what the problem is. But Lanky wouldn't fall for a pretty face and a bogus sob story. Would he?

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Stephanie Bond
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488026867
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Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An April Fool's Day joke has unexpected results in this sexy, fan-favorite novella from beloved author Stephanie Bond. Eric McDaniels hatches up a prank he's sure will thaw boss Kate Randall's icy-cool exterior—inventing a secret admirer. That is, until Kate's frosty facade melts just enough to reveal way more heat than Eric can handle… Originally published in 2004.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Renee Roszel
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9780989333160
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Release: 2013-11-22
Editor: Diversion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cara vowed never to let another man hurt her! The day Martin Dante comes to her rescue, every inch the shining knight, Cara can’t see him as anything but the rich, spoiled egotist who cruelly teased her when she was an awkward teen and he the BMOC. She’s too wise to let his surface sophistication and charm turn her head, no matter how often it’s peddled on the society pages. Can’t he see they are from different worlds? He’s all button-down business, and she’s all free spirited fun. Even after Cara makes it brutally clear she wants nothing to do with him, Martin keeps coming back to lure her into his embrace…and his bed. What are his deep, dark motives? She has sworn she won’t be made a fool of again—not by any man. So why can’t she say no to Martin Dante—and mean it? PRAISE FOR RENEE ROSZEL: "She is delightful, eloquent and humorous all in one." —Rendezvous Magazine "Talented...realistically excellent characterization" —Romantic Times

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Simon Williams
Pages: 71
ISBN: 0573115184
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As anyone familiar with Simon Williams' play Nobody's Perfect will know, the popular romantic novelist Myrtle Banbury is none other than divorced, male, statistician Lenny. In this sequel Lenny finds himself with the problem of how to conduct a TV interview without having to appear to the nation in drag! Just as the situation appears to be under control, an additional complication arrives in the form of Fran, Lenny's ex wife.

The Risk Pool

The Risk Pool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307809933
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Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wonderfully funny, perceptive novel The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult. His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving. In the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool was hailed by The New York Times as “…superbly original and maliciously funny. Russo proves himself a master at evoking the sights, feelings, and smells of a town.”

Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara
Author: Midori Matsui,Melissa Chiu,Michael Wilson,Hideki Toyoshima,Miwako Tezuka
Pages: 271
ISBN: 2732443069
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Release: 2010
Editor: Editions de la Martinière
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Yoshitomo Nara a fait irruption il y a maintenant dix ans sur la scène artistique internationale. Il est devenu l'un des artistes japonais les plus énigmatiques de sa génération. Dans cette première monographie de son oeuvre, Yoshitomo Nara rassemble des peintures, des dessins, des sculptures et des photographies qui lui ont valu sa renommée mondiale et son statut de célébrité. Ses oeuvres semblent enfantines, d'une simplicité trompeuse, parfois très inquiétantes. C'est cette ambiguïté qui caractérise le travail de Yoshitomo Nara. Il explore la perte de l'innocence dans notre société, et ses personnages sont devenus de véritables icônes.

Fool for Love

Fool for Love
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson,Stephanie Bond,Judith Arnold
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781459224247
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Release: 2011-12-15
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This April 1, anything is possible… Dare to desire… When Lena Walsh is handed a challenge to find the hottest guy she knows and take him out for an unusual date, she sets her sights on the office Adonis, Andre Dumont. But when silly turns to steamy, she doesn't know whether to laugh—or cry out his name…. FOOLING AROUND by Vicki Lewis Thompson Dare to deceive… Eric McDaniels hatches up a prank he's sure will thaw boss Kate Randall's icy-cool exterior—inventing a secret admirer. That is, until Kate's frosty facade melts just enough to reveal way more heat than Eric can handle…. NOBODY'S FOOL by Stephanie Bond Dare to discover… Thanks to a radio gag, Mark Lavin and Claire O'Connor find themselves "engaged"—even though they don't know each other! But when Mark and Claire try to prove otherwise, they find that the chemistry between them is far from funny…. FOOLS RUSH IN by Judith Arnold

Straight Man

Straight Man
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307809940
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Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist--and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable.

Don t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

Don t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings
Author: Tyler Perry
Pages: 254
ISBN: 1594482403
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author's alter ego, the outspoken, worldly wise grandmother Madea, shares her thoughts on life, love, and everyone around her, reflecting on marriage, child-rearing, etiquette, the Bible and the church, beauty advice, and gun care.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Charles Yale Harrison
Pages: 300
ISBN: UCAL:$B100767
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Release: 1948
Editor: New York : Henry Holt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A satirical view of the public relations business." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Pages: 549
ISBN: 1299272290
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Marten Claridge
Pages: 369
ISBN: 1850579539
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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