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|Author||: Bob Sloan,Steven Guarnaccia|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books (CA)|
The stuff of men's lives is sublimely catalogued in this entertaining look at the clever, indispensable and occasionally foolish paraphernalia men routinely used in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s for grooming, smoking, eating, drinking and other essential activities. Includes 150 color illustrations of typical men's trappings of the day.
|Author||: Blair Babylon|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Genevieve is a lawyer, not a babysitter, and certainly not a dog trainer. She is just about to become a full barrister, a British litigating attorney, when her law mentor dies unexpectedly. She is shuffled off to another barrister, one who's nothing at all like her kind and decent former mentor, and then she is assigned the office's worst case: Arthur Finch-Hatten, six-feet and four-inches of ripped, loaded, hot English nobleman who is wasting his life and his inherited estate so audaciously that his younger brother is suing him for control of their family's earldom. There is a darn good chance that Arthur will lose everything, even his crazed, badly behaved puppy. Unless he shapes up. Gen's new boss hasn't been able to convince Arthur to mend his ways. His uncle's lectures ha-ven't had any effect on his depraved debauchery and lavish lifestyle. The only way for Genevieve to make partner is to win Arthur's case, and the only way to win his case and save his earldom is to keep him from spending his days hungover in bed and his nights pouring Cristal on drunk, naked women before flying off in his private jumbo jet to the next party. Arthur is enough to make any woman need a stiff drink.
|Author||: Iain Gately|
A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.
|Author||: Esther Blum|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
From Esther Blum, an expert nutritionist at Dr. Perricone's flagship Manhattan store, comes the breakthrough news that, yes, you can eat and drink what you love and still look and feel gorgeous. Esther reveals the secrets to beautiful skin, a fantastic figure, and peace of mindall while living the good life. It's about knowing how to make the right choices: Which cocktails cause the least damageis a Merlot better than a Margarita? What natural supplements combat out-of-control hormones? With a troubleshooting section on treating specific ailments, delicious recipes, and fast fixes, Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous makes it possible to have that piece of cake and eat it, too.
|Author||: Anderson Spickard|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson Inc|
In the United States, alcoholism leads to 100,000 unnecessary deaths per year. Nearly 3 in 10 American adults are "risky drinkers." 18 million Americans are abusing alcohol regularly. More than 1⁄2 of Americans have a close family member who is an alcoholic. Despite the scope of this problem, there are currently no books published for the broader Christian community that offer Dying for a Drink's unique combination of strong writing, compelling stories, the best in medical science and practice, and clear explication of the timeless spiritual principles of recovery. The revision of this classic work incorporates new information on topics such as: The role of mental illness, childhood trauma, and family origin issues Human motivation and new methods of intervention and treatment Understanding the role of the Holy Spirit and the church community in recovery Prevention and the church's role in an alcohol-saturated society
|Author||: Robert Wilder|
|Editor||: Delacorte Press|
In the tradition of Dave Barry, an irreverent look at fatherhood from a dad who truly loves his kids—even when they’re driving him nuts. “Robert Wilder’s hilarious and boldly candid essays about the realities of parenting go down like gin and tonic on a hot summer afternoon.”—People A Santa Fe dad shares heartwarming, comic, often ludicrous tales of raising a family in this laugh-out-loud book perfect for anyone who enjoys the edgy humor of David Sedaris or the whimsical commentary of Dave Barry. Waxing both profound and profane on issues close to a father’s heart—from exploding diapers to toddler tantrums, from the horrors of dressing up as Frosty the Snowman to the moments that make a father proud—Robert Wilder brilliantly captures the joys and absurdities of being a parent today. With an artist wife and two kids—a daughter, Poppy, and a son, London—Robert Wilder considers himself as open-minded as the next man. Yet even he finds himself parentally challenged when his toddler son, London, careens around the house in the buff or asks the kind of outrageous, embarrassing questions only a kid can ask. A high school teacher who sometimes refers to himself jokingly as Mister Mom (when his wife, Lala, is busy in her studio), Wilder shares warmly funny stories on everything from sleep deprivation to why school-sponsored charities can turn otherwise sane adults into blithering and begging idiots. Whether trying to conjure up the perfect baby name (“Poppy” came to his wife’s mother in a dream) or hiring a Baby Whisperer to get some much-needed sleep, Wilder offers priceless life lessons on discipline, potty training, even phallic fiddling (courtesy of young London). He describes the perils of learning to live monodextrously (doing everything with one hand while carrying your child around with the other) and the joys of watching his daughter morph into a graceful, wise, unique little person right before his eyes. By turns tender, irreverent, and hysterically funny, Daddy Needs a Drink is a hilarious and poignant tribute to his family by a man who truly loves being a father.
|Author||: Christopher D. Short|
|Editor||: Adams Media|
100 hilarious essays, based on blindingly obvious questions, from the creators of Geeks Who Drink—led by six-time Jeopardy! champion, Christopher D. Short. The best trivia questions are usually the ones that are right on the tip of your tongue—so obvious that you may not know the answer offhand, but you should. In Duh, America’s foremost masters of pub quiz, Geeks Who Drink, will take trivia lovers on a voyage through 100 of our face-palmiest questions. Along the way, we’ll explore the blind hills and corners that make random knowledge so much fun. In hilarious, informative, bite-size essays, we’ll explore such not-really-mysteries as: -How many stars are on the Texas state flag? -Odlaw is the nemesis of what kid book character? -What’s the last word in the King James Bible? Even if you already know the “what”—and you might not!—we’ll fill in the “why.” And the when, where, and how. By the end you may feel dumber, but you’ll be smarter. We almost guarantee it! By the way, that would be one (lone) star, Waldo, and “Amen.” Duh!
|Author||: Johnny Metheny aka Johnny Love|
|Editor||: Page Publishing, Inc|
A complete, fun to read the list of all the most popular drinks that are being made at all the popular places across the country.
|Author||: Quentin Parker|
|Editor||: Summersdale Publishers LTD|
Ever since its discovery hundreds of years ago, alcohol has valiantly taken on the role of "ice breaker," bringing people together through silliness and shared hangovers. While it's true that the feel-good factor of alcohol is a global phenomenon, not everyone in the world plays Fuzzy Duck or Centurion at their parties. This collection of the truly bizarre and outrageous games that drunk people play around the globe will add sparkle to any night out (or in). Your new favorite drinking game is waiting for you within these pages.
|Author||: Duggan McDonnell|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
During the 1870s and '80s, a single bar-filled block in San Francisco called the Devil's Acre threw what may have been the most enduring party the world has ever seen. Duggan McDonnell is in love with the city of his forefathers and its ever-flowing cocktails, and it shows in this history-packed drinking tour through one of the most beloved cities in the world. Twenty-five iconic cocktail recipes made famous by the City by the Bay—from the legendary Pisco Punch, Mai Tai, and Irish Coffee to the Gold Rush–era Sazerac and more modern-day Lemon Drop—are accompanied by an additional 45 recipes that show the evolution of these classic elixirs, resulting in such contemporary favorites as the Revolver and the Last Word, guaranteeing to keep the party going and the liquor flowing.
|Author||: Cassandra Reeder|
|Editor||: Race Point Publishing|
Featuring nerdy recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, The Geeky Chef Drinks is your chance to sip your way through your favorite sci-fi and fantasy worlds—Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and more. Whether you’re into comics, video games, books, or movies, you’ll be able to make the drinks you've always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and many more. In The Geeky Chef Drinks, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined into being the delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from these varied sci-fi worlds. If you've found yourself craving Shimmerwine from Firefly, Flander’s Planters Punch from The Simpsons, or Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, your thirst will be quenched. Easy, step-by-step instructions and fun theme photos make these creative recipes perfect for your next party, season premier get-together, or your standing reservation for a party of one. With The Geeky Chef Drinks, prepare to be transported to galaxies far, far way.
|Author||: Stephen Schneider,Craig N. Owens|
|Editor||: Indiana University Press|
Over the past decade, the popularity of cocktails has returned with gusto. Amateur and professional mixologists alike have set about recovering not just the craft of the cocktail, but also its history, philosophy, and culture. The Shaken and the Stirred features essays written by distillers, bartenders and amateur mixologists, as well as scholars, all examining the so-called 'Cocktail Revival' and cocktail culture. Why has the cocktail returned with such force? Why has the cocktail always acted as a cultural indicator of class, race, sexuality and politics in both the real and the fictional world? Why has the cocktail revival produced a host of professional organizations, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures?
|Author||: T. L. Stancil|
|Editor||: T. L. Stancil|
Joshua and Emily, two unlikely high school sweethearts, face continuous struggle and strife. Between trying to prove their families' doubts wrong and a teenage pregnancy, they must find their identity as a couple. When these two teens decide to keep the baby and get married, they vow to love each other through thick and thin. But everything is not all sunshine and rainbows for these two as their family grows. Power struggles and lingering insecurities threaten to shatter their stable bond. And when an unspeakable tragedy rocks their relationship to the core, they are forced to step back and not only reexamine their love for each other, but also themselves. Can they do what is best for their family? Can they find happiness in the end? They will sure try.
|Author||: Cassandra Reeder|
|Editor||: Race Point Publishing|
Sip your way through the most legendary cocktails from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and more, with over 70 recipes of the most delicious and nerdiest drinks as realistically imagined by Cassandra Reeder aka The Geeky Chef. Whether you binge sci-fi TV shows, rewatch cult films, get addicted to MMORPGs, or read all the fantasy book series, The GeekyBartender Drinks has your fictional beverage fantasies covered. For super fans of every variety, this leveled-up cocktail book will soon have you unlocking achievements behind the bar, no matter if you’re mixing drinks for yourself, a friend, or even a viewing party. And for all you nondrinkers, don’t fret: this book has a nonalcoholic chapter along with plenty of imaginative tricks for making drinks alcohol-free. So, if you love Gameof Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Doctor Who, World of Warcraft,Final Fantasy, Star Wars, or any other inspiring work of nerd content, get ready to restore your mana. Let your love for sci-fi or fantasy shine with The Geeky Chef series by creating food and drinks from your favorite shows, movies, and video games. Your cool, homemade, fiction-themed spread will make you the life of the party. Incredibly fun and creative, and colorfully designed, The Geeky Chef books make the perfect gift for the geek in your life who lives in a world of their own. Other titles in this series include: Geeky Bartender Drinks, Geeky Chef Cookbook, Geeky Chef Drinks, and Geeky Chef Strikes Back.
|Author||: James J Cudney|
A winter blizzard barrels toward Wharton County with a vengeance. Madam Zenya predicted the raging storm would change Kellan's life, but the famed seer never could've prepared him for all the collateral damage. After Nana D disappears, one of her patients turns up dead and a second body is discovered beneath the snowbanks, Kellan must face his worst fears. Between finding Nana D and solving the scandalous murder of another prominent Braxton citizen, Kellan and April's worlds explode with more turmoil than they can handle. Unfortunately, neither one of them knows what to do about the psychic's latest premonition. Can Kellan find Nana D - and who is the killer terrorizing the town?
|Author||: David Sales|
|Editor||: Radcliffe Publishing|
This workbook provides a wide range of questions and answers on the subject of medical IELTS. It contains specific medical sections to address the common problems and pitfalls relating to vocabulary and fluency in everyday medical consultations and it explains common and complex medical terms using simple words that are preferred by patients.