Bright Side

Bright Side
Author: Kim Holden
Pages: 389
ISBN: 0991140230
Available:
Release: 2014-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Secrets.Everyone has one.Some are bigger than others.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.They both feel it.But they each have a reason to fight it.They each have a secret.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.

The Bright Side

The Bright Side
Author: Cathrin Bradbury
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780735239395
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Anyone who has had their life completely gutted and rewired will adore this family story. Bradbury's dark humour and gloriously upbeat voice makes it the perfect antidote to a tough year. I loved it!" --Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything The hilarious and moving story of how a modern woman's life can change utterly in a single year--and how, even when life whacks you in the head, you can find yourself rewarded with grace. Cathrin Bradbury's life imploded in the space of a few months. Her beloved parents died, her marriage limped to an end after twenty-five years, her heavily mortgaged house turned against her, and a promising new romance ended in crushing disappointment. But somewhere in that year, a new path, or three or four, began to open up. As Bradbury navigates the setbacks, her troubled brother makes an astounding recovery to health and sobriety. She is reunited with her closest childhood friend after a long absence, with deeply satisfying results. She and her four siblings feel their way to becoming a new kind of family without their parents. And her adult children emerge into sharper focus, each gloriously and uniquely themselves. Slowly, she discovers that the path is steep, the view obscured, but there's light ahead. Cathartic, hilarious, and profoundly moving, The Bright Side broadens the way we think and talk to each other about the ordinary experiences we all share. A master of the uncomplaining voice, Bradbury combines grace and humanity to look at the world unflinchingly and see what makes it wonderful and absurd at the same time, and to let us all in on the secret.

On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side
Author: Melanie Shankle
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780310349563
Available:
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big Mama blog founder and New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle helps us sort through our questions about being true to ourselves in a world gone crazy and what matters the most in the end. These days, so many voices tell us what to do, what to think, and what kind of parent or friend or spouse to be that it's easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated. Somewhere in the midst of online arguments and crazy politics and the ups and downs of life, we've lost sight of the gifts that are all around us: kindness, love, mercy, and joy. In On the Bright Side, Melanie Shankle reminds us of the unchanging principles we can count on in a changing world. These are lessons that Melanie has learned along the way about how to find all the joy that life has to offer - and why encouragement is never something to keep to ourselves. Exploring topics such as dealing with comparisons, when life doesn't turn out like we expected, and how to find your people, Melanie invites us to lead with love in all areas of our lives. This delightful memoir highlights the joys of life told in Melanie's down to earth, relatable, and totally enjoyable style. On the Bright Side is a how-to guide to knowing - and living - what matters most.

Chasing the Bright Side

Chasing the Bright Side
Author: Jess Ekstrom
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780785229315
Available:
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One flicker of hope. That’s all it takes to catapult yourself into the life you’ve always imagined. Success is not born out of skill, school, where we’re from, who we know, or what we scored on the SAT. None of us were born ready. None of us started life knowing how to fly a plane or launch a company or knit a sweater for our dog. But we are born with something more important than skills. We’re born with optimism—the initial seed for success. Optimism fuels the belief that you can be the one to create the good the world needs. But you’ve got to hone it. And practice it. And determine to live from it. In Chasing the Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom shares her own inspirational story of how optimism helped her overcome multiple challenges, and the dynamic ways her mind-set propelled her as a young entrepreneur, international speaker, and philanthropist. Do you have dreams for yourself and the world that are tucked away in your box of somedays? What would happen if today was the day you opened the box? And what if that box was the key to a better tomorrow? Jess’s journey will inspire you embrace the power of optimism in your own life, and help you reimagine your purpose so you create good in the world while fulfilling your own dreams—right where you are.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Author: Eric Idle
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781984822604
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Crown Archetype
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python—from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and many more, as well as John Cleese and the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humor that has delighted audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons, and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth.

The Bright Side

The Bright Side
Author: Cathrin Bradbury
Pages: 304
ISBN: 073523938X
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Viking
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Anyone who has had their life completely gutted and rewired will adore this family story. Bradbury's black humour and gloriously upbeat voice makes it the perfect antidote to a tough year. I loved it!" --Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything The hilarious and moving story of how a modern woman's life can change utterly in a single year--and how, even when life whacks you in the head, you can find yourself rewarded with grace. Cathrin Bradbury's life imploded in the space of a few months. Her beloved parents died, her marriage limped to an end after twenty-five years, her heavily mortgaged house turned against her, and a promising new romance ended in crushing disappointment. But somewhere in that year, a new path, or three or four, began to open up. As Bradbury navigates the setbacks, her troubled brother makes an astounding recovery to heath and sobriety. She is reunited with her closest childhood friend after a long absence, with deeply satisfying results. She and her four siblings feel their way to becoming a new kind of family without their parents. And her adult children emerge into sharper focus, each gloriously and uniquely themselves. Slowly, she discovers that the path is steep, the view obscured, but there's light ahead. Cathartic, hilarious, and profoundly moving, The Bright Side broadens the way we think and talk to each other about the ordinary experiences we all share. A master of the uncomplaining voice, Bradbury combines grace and humanity to look at the world unflinchingly and see what makes it wonderful and absurd at the same time, and to let us all in on the secret.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Author: Summersdale
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1786850230
Available:
Release: 2017-05-11
Editor: Summersdale
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"For myself I am an optimist . . . It does not seem to be much use being anything else." --Winston Churchill This little book of sunshine is bursting with witty and optimistic quotes, perfect both for those who always see life sunny side up and for those who might need reminding of the silver lining now and then.

Look on the Bright Side

Look on the Bright Side
Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781534160637
Available:
Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Cherry Lake
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Books in the Just Breathe series provide readers with tools on how to practice mindfulness throughout their day. In Look on the Bright Side: Being Positive, students will discover how to practice gratitude in all situations. Readers are provided with helpful exercises, tips, and activities to better manage their thoughts and feelings. The book is written with a high-interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and with a lower level of complexity and considerate text to help struggling readers. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index.

Looking on the Bright Side with Elmo

Looking on the Bright Side with Elmo
Author: Jill Colella
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781728427072
Available:
Release: 2021-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publications ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elmo and other familiar friends from Sesame Street learn about positivity and how our thoughts impact us. Kids will discover that all feelings are valid, what it means to be an optimist, and how to look on the bright side.

The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals

The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals
Author: Becky Mandelbaum
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781982113001
Available:
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the winner of the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction comes a “heartwarming and sharp-witted debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) set over one emotionally charged weekend at an animal sanctuary in western Kansas, where maternal, romantic, and community bonds are tested in the wake of an estranged daughter’s homecoming. The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals is in trouble. It’s late 2016 when Ariel discovers that her mother Mona’s animal sanctuary in Western Kansas has not only been the target of anti-Semitic hate crimes—but that it’s also for sale, due to hidden financial ruin. Ariel, living a new life in progressive Lawrence, and estranged from her mother for six long years, knows she has to return to her childhood home—especially since her own past may have played a role in the attack on the sanctuary. Ariel expects tension, maybe even fury, but she doesn’t anticipate that her first love, a ranch hand named Gideon, will still be working at Bright Side. Back in Lawrence, Ariel’s charming but hapless fiancé, Dex, grows paranoid about her sudden departure. After uncovering Mona’s address, he sets out to confront Ariel, but instead finds her grappling with the life she’s abandoned. Amid the reparations with her mother, it’s clear that Ariel is questioning the meaning of her life in Lawrence, and whether she belongs with Dex or someone else, somewhere else. Acclaimed writer Pam Houston says that “Mandelbaum is wise beyond her years and twice as talented,” and The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals poignantly explores the unique love and tension between mothers and daughters, and humans and animals alike. “A story of reconciliation and forgiveness (and so many animals)” (Steven Rowley, bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus), Mandelbaum’s debut offers a panoramic view of the meaning of home and reminds us that love provides refuge, and underscores our similarities as human beings, no matter how alone or far apart we may feel.

Bright Side Up

Bright Side Up
Author: Amy Spencer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101559949
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Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You don't need to reinvent your whole life to be happier-you just need to turn it bright side up! We all have those days when life could use a lift. Enter Bright Side Up, a clever and comforting compendium to help you shift your perspective and appreciate what's right in front of you. With the warmth and wisdom of a dear friend, this deceptively simple guide offers emergency optimism when you need it with fresh tips that can be put to use on the spot, including: Thank the lemons Rally in the rain delay Steer life like a motorcycle Ask your one-hundred-year-old self Plan your party story Dip in whenever you need a boost. Because when you can find the sunshine in your every day, you'll feel brighter, too.

They Left Us Everything

They Left Us Everything
Author: Plum Johnson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780143191872
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Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Penguin Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize Winner of the 2016 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award™ After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year-old mother—author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers experience conflicted feelings of grief and relief when their mother, the surviving parent, dies. Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home, which hasn’t been de-cluttered in more than half a century. Twenty-three rooms bulge with history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. Plum remembers her loving but difficult parents who could not have been more different: the British father, a handsome, disciplined patriarch who nonetheless could not control his opinionated, extroverted Southern-belle wife who loved tennis and gin gimlets. The task consumes her, becoming more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger memories of her eccentric family growing up in a small town on the shores of Lake Ontario in the 1950s and 60s. But unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued. They Left Us Everything is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future.

Look on the Bright Side

Look on the Bright Side
Author: Sophie GOLDING,Lucy York
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1787830128
Available:
Release: 2019-11-14
Editor: Summersdale Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Let life's light shine bright Seeing the good in everything is the secret to a happy life. And like any skill, the more we do it, the easier it gets. In every area of your life, at work or at play, while exercising or relaxing, there are simple steps you can take to improve your mood and brighten your day. Full of optimistic advice, cheerful mantras and uplifting quotes from sunny souls, this book will help lighten life's load and leave you beaming.

Be a Unicorn

Be a Unicorn
Author: Sarah Ford
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1846015448
Available:
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Spruce
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Escape the real world and enter into the magical realm of unicorns with this little book of positivity. Illustrated with adorable, adorkable unicorns, each spread comes with a funny or inspiring quote reminding you to follow your dreams, and always think unicorn. Perfect for giving an inspiring boost to your day, or as a cheering up gift for a friend who needs a little more unicorn in their life, this cute and covetable little book is bound to spread smiles wherever it goes.

The Kindness Club

The Kindness Club
Author: Courtney Sheinmel
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781681190921
Available:
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chloe Silver has always been good at looking on the bright side. Even though her parents got divorced and she's moved to a new town, she knows that she will make great friends at her new school. So when she is assigned a science project with offbeat Lucy Tanaka and nerdy Theo Barnes, they have fun creating an experiment that tests out the laws of science through different acts of kindness . . . officially forming The Kindness Club. But when she is also asked join the cool girls' exclusive It Girls club, Chloe feels completely torn between the It Girls and The Kindness Club. Faced with the possibility of upsetting all her new friends, Chloe's capacity for kindness is put to the test. Sometimes mistakes yield the best discoveries, and there is one hypothesis that can always be proven correct: Kindness is the coolest. Inspired by kindness projects and anti-bullying campaigns across the country, the first book of this delightful series will have all readers thinking kind!

The Bright Side Of Disaster

The Bright Side Of Disaster
Author: Katherine Center
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780345497963
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Release: 2008
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Struggling to deal with an advanced pregnancy and a fiancé who abandons her hours before she goes into labor, Jenny Harris finds herself coping with the joys and challenges of single motherhood, a handsome and helpful neighbor, and her fiancé's return, as she confronts a choice between the old life she thought she wanted and the new opportunities of the present. A first novel. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Bright Side of Going Dark

The Bright Side of Going Dark
Author: Kelly Harms
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1542014115
Available:
Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler comes a fresh, funny, and thoughtful story about going off the grid in order to truly live. As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancé, she is planning the ultimate virtual wedding--expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live--and maybe find love--offline for a change. Mia's sudden absence doesn't go unnoticed, especially by techie loner Paige Miller, who hacks Mia's account and begins impersonating the internet celebrity. Paige has her reasons. Her half sister, Jessica, idolizes Mia and desperately needs something to believe in. If taking over Mia's online persona is Paige's only means of connecting to her sister, so be it. Creating a like-worthy life is more fun than Paige expected. But when she grows too bold and is caught in the act, a fiasco ensues that could forever change Mia, Paige, and the people who love them. Because somewhere amid the chaos is an invaluable lesson--one that only real life can teach.

Franco

Franco
Author: Kim Holden
Pages: 259
ISBN: 1945443030
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What happens when Franco Genovese, drummer for the American rock band, Rook, and Gemma Hendricks, a British architect, meet in a L.A. bar? The attraction between the two is instant, and so is their friendship. When they both head home soon, it will all be over, or will it? There is something Gemma wants more than anything else. Everything changes when Franco propositions her to provide what she's looking for, but will it be love, or will it be their ruin?

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Author: Eric Idle
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781474610308
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie and Robin Williams, all of whom became lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon and many more, as well as the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named after the song he wrote for Life of Brian which has since become the number-one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humour that has delighted his audiences for five decades. This is a memoir chock-full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth.

On the Bright Side I m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God

On the Bright Side  I m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God
Author: Louise Rennison
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062300270
Available:
Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Georgia Nicolson has started dating the Sex God (aka Robbie). So life should be perfect . . . except in Georgia's life, nothing is ever perfect. Her cat, Angus (the size of a small Labrador), is terrorizing the neighborhood. Her sister, Libby (who is slightly mad), hides her pooey knickers at the bottom of Georgia's bed. Then the Sex God breaks it off because she's too young. It's time for a plan. It's time for a Red Herring. It's time for Georgia to become a "heartless boy magnet!"