Angebote zu "Midlife" (7 Treffer)

Kategorien

Shops

On My Way (Midlife Mulligan, #2) (eBook, ePUB)
4,99 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

I think my midlife crisis is trying to kill me. First my ex-husband, who tried to murder me, escapes prison. Then a tree falls on my car - with me in it! Add in a haunting at my new shop, plus a house that's suddenly infested with monsters, and I am in serious need of intervention - or a few drinks. Maybe then I'll understand how I'm able to do magic and see things no one else can. But it's not all bad. I'm dating someone for the first time in twenty years and remembering what it's like to feel that anticipation before a kiss.At the same time, maybe I should hold off as the weirdness in my life takes monstrous shape - literally - and I can't help but realize that magic is real. I truly am a witch and I know something bad is coming. Even scarier? I might be the only one who can stop it. My poor little town is so screwed. #PWF A paranormal women's fiction story with an older heroine in the midst of a midlife crisis.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 04.07.2020
Zum Angebot
Twitterature
7,57 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

Everything from Beowulf to Brontë rewritten/ruined in twenty Tweets or less in Twitterature, the hilarious expression of every book-lovers' fear of the digital age, by Alexander Acima and Emmett Rensin.From Oedipus: PARTY IN THEBES!!! Nobody cares I killed the old dude, plus this woman is all over me. Total MILF.From Paradise Lose: OH MY GOD I'M IN HELL.Perhaps you once asked yourself, 'What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince his words, muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub?'No doubt such troubling questions would have been swiftly resolved were the Prince of Denmark a registered user on Twitter.com. This, in essence, is Twitterature.From Hamlet: WFT IS POLONIUS DOING BEHIND THE CURTAIN???Here you will find over sixty of the greatest works of western literature - from Beowulf to Brontë, from Kafka to Kerouac, and from Dostoevsky to Dickens - each distilled through the voice of Twitter to its purest, pithiest essence.Including a full glossary of online acronyms and Twitterary terms to aid the amateur, Twitterature provides everything you need to master the literature of the civilized world, while relieving you of the burdensome task of reading it.From Dante's Inferno: I'm havin' a midlife crisis. Lost in the woods. Shoulda brought by iPhone.'Hilarious' Sunday Times 'Wittily irreverent, scandalous, but sure to inspire a cult following' Daily Mail 'An irreverent, profane and sometimes brilliant collection' Reuters'The trouble with Twitter is, I think, that too many twits might make a tw t' David Cameron 'A tool to aid the digestion of great literature' Guardian 'This is exactly the kind of thing you'd expect University of Chicago students to come up with' Professor W J T MitchellAlexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin are undergraduates at the University of Chicago. Alexander's journalism has appeared in The New York Times and New York Sun and Emmett is a contributor to the Huffington Post.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 04.07.2020
Zum Angebot
Babbitt - The Original Classic Edition
26,90 CHF *
zzgl. 3,50 CHF Versand

Sinclair Lewis wrote a series of satires that exposed the hypocrisy of early 20th century America. 'Babbitt' is a snapshot of the life of George F. Babbitt, a somewhat prosperous middle class businessman who lives in Zenith, Ohio. Zenith has a population of 300,000+, and has an active business community. This community has its own rituals and ironclad rules. These rules consist of being one of the gang, being a member of all the right clubs and organizations, and never deviating from the ideals of business and money. These rules cause enormous difficulties for Babbitt when he goes through a midlife crisis at the end of the book and begins spouting liberal ideas and associating with the 'wrong' crowd. This is my first encounter with Sinclair Lewis. I really don't know why I chose to read 'Babbitt' first, as I also have copies of 'Main Street' and 'Arrowsmith'. I think it was the unusual cover of the Penguin edition, which is a picture of a painting called 'Booster' by Grant Wood. To me, that picture IS Babbitt, and I'll always be able to see Babbitt in my head whenever I'm reminded of this book.There really isn't a lot of symbolism here (and the symbolism that is here is pretty easy to decipher) and the prose is much closer to our present day writing and speech. This is brilliant satire, and you'll laugh out loud at many of the situations Babbitt gets himself into. An especially hilarious incident occurs when one of the local millionaire businessmen finally accepts an invitation to dine with Babbitt. The evening goes badly because Babbitt is in a lower social class. Lewis then shows Babbitt going to a dinner at an old friends house who is in a lower class then him. It's hilarious to see the similarities between the two events, and it brings home how class is strictly enforced in Zenith, and by extension, America. Babbitt is a person that I found myself both hating and liking, often within the space of one page. He's ignorant, in that he is a major conformist who often repeats slogans and phrases merely because others in his circle say the same things. He's a namedropper who refers to people he doesn't even know as though they were his best friends. He's also high volume. Babbitt is one of those people we all know who is always boisterous and noisy so they can hide their own insecurities or ignorance. Just when you think you can't stand Babbitt for another second, Lewis tosses in a situation that makes you feel for the man. Babbitt is the boss at a real estate company, and he worries about his employees liking him. When a confrontation arises with one of his salesmen, Babbitt frets and doesn't want to fire the guy, although the rules of business eventually force him to do exactly that. He wants all of his employees to like him. He also feels bad about cheating on his wife while she is away and worries about what his children will think of him when he comes in drunk after a night of carousing. Ultimately, although Babbitt can be a major heel, the reader is almost forced to sympathize with him. This is true especially at the end of the book, when Babbitt renounces his liberal ways and rejoins his old colleagues. His return to the pack is not quite complete, however. Babbitt is changed by his transgression, and has learned a few lessons that he imparts to his son on the last page of the book, thus ending the tale on an upbeat note. This book is both funny and sad, but well worth reading. Sinclair Lewis eventually won Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for his literary endeavors. It's not hard to see why. Recommended.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 04.07.2020
Zum Angebot
11 Horrifyingly Terrible Short Stories
15,00 CHF *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

The Witches Sabbath awaits! With a terrifying cast of characters and filled with scary stories that are actually pretty funny. This collection includes: Lady Locombatch: a woman who wants to desperately get rid of her husband.Alien Armada of Death: an old man who's meditations on his lost $2.50 brings forth the real Alien Armada!Ghosts on a Dating Site: one girls horrific time on dater.com.The Monster: a Burmese python is innocently bought from a New York City pet shop. Little do they know the snake has plans for world domination!Mischief Maker: a classic story of karma and woe. Cat Power: a rich woman's house is broken into one night but who saved her and how?Devil's Kiss: what happens when an innocent young girl goes for a walk in the woods?Dante's Midlife Crisis: a rich man fights for his life and sanity when he finds out that he is turning into a vampire.Homeless in L.A.: a day in the life of a homeless woman in Los Angeles.The Witching Hour: a tale about love gone bad.You're Next!: Fate has death on the cards for Brad and a zombie named Tim is going to deliver the message. Dear Reader, Thank you for taking the time to read this book. Please leave a good review once you are done reading. I believe in my work and think that it will bring you many hours of joy as it has done to me. Thank you again for your consideration. Happy Reading,Sveta Rosa

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 04.07.2020
Zum Angebot
Babbitt - The Original Classic Edition
13,99 € *
zzgl. 3,00 € Versand

Sinclair Lewis wrote a series of satires that exposed the hypocrisy of early 20th century America. 'Babbitt' is a snapshot of the life of George F. Babbitt, a somewhat prosperous middle class businessman who lives in Zenith, Ohio. Zenith has a population of 300,000+, and has an active business community. This community has its own rituals and ironclad rules. These rules consist of being one of the gang, being a member of all the right clubs and organizations, and never deviating from the ideals of business and money. These rules cause enormous difficulties for Babbitt when he goes through a midlife crisis at the end of the book and begins spouting liberal ideas and associating with the 'wrong' crowd. This is my first encounter with Sinclair Lewis. I really don't know why I chose to read 'Babbitt' first, as I also have copies of 'Main Street' and 'Arrowsmith'. I think it was the unusual cover of the Penguin edition, which is a picture of a painting called 'Booster' by Grant Wood. To me, that picture IS Babbitt, and I'll always be able to see Babbitt in my head whenever I'm reminded of this book.There really isn't a lot of symbolism here (and the symbolism that is here is pretty easy to decipher) and the prose is much closer to our present day writing and speech. This is brilliant satire, and you'll laugh out loud at many of the situations Babbitt gets himself into. An especially hilarious incident occurs when one of the local millionaire businessmen finally accepts an invitation to dine with Babbitt. The evening goes badly because Babbitt is in a lower social class. Lewis then shows Babbitt going to a dinner at an old friends house who is in a lower class then him. It's hilarious to see the similarities between the two events, and it brings home how class is strictly enforced in Zenith, and by extension, America. Babbitt is a person that I found myself both hating and liking, often within the space of one page. He's ignorant, in that he is a major conformist who often repeats slogans and phrases merely because others in his circle say the same things. He's a namedropper who refers to people he doesn't even know as though they were his best friends. He's also high volume. Babbitt is one of those people we all know who is always boisterous and noisy so they can hide their own insecurities or ignorance. Just when you think you can't stand Babbitt for another second, Lewis tosses in a situation that makes you feel for the man. Babbitt is the boss at a real estate company, and he worries about his employees liking him. When a confrontation arises with one of his salesmen, Babbitt frets and doesn't want to fire the guy, although the rules of business eventually force him to do exactly that. He wants all of his employees to like him. He also feels bad about cheating on his wife while she is away and worries about what his children will think of him when he comes in drunk after a night of carousing. Ultimately, although Babbitt can be a major heel, the reader is almost forced to sympathize with him. This is true especially at the end of the book, when Babbitt renounces his liberal ways and rejoins his old colleagues. His return to the pack is not quite complete, however. Babbitt is changed by his transgression, and has learned a few lessons that he imparts to his son on the last page of the book, thus ending the tale on an upbeat note. This book is both funny and sad, but well worth reading. Sinclair Lewis eventually won Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for his literary endeavors. It's not hard to see why. Recommended.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.07.2020
Zum Angebot
11 Horrifyingly Terrible Short Stories
13,49 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

The Witches Sabbath awaits! With a terrifying cast of characters and filled with scary stories that are actually pretty funny. This collection includes: Lady Locombatch: a woman who wants to desperately get rid of her husband.Alien Armada of Death: an old man who's meditations on his lost $2.50 brings forth the real Alien Armada!Ghosts on a Dating Site: one girls horrific time on dater.com.The Monster: a Burmese python is innocently bought from a New York City pet shop. Little do they know the snake has plans for world domination!Mischief Maker: a classic story of karma and woe. Cat Power: a rich woman's house is broken into one night but who saved her and how?Devil's Kiss: what happens when an innocent young girl goes for a walk in the woods?Dante's Midlife Crisis: a rich man fights for his life and sanity when he finds out that he is turning into a vampire.Homeless in L.A.: a day in the life of a homeless woman in Los Angeles.The Witching Hour: a tale about love gone bad.You're Next!: Fate has death on the cards for Brad and a zombie named Tim is going to deliver the message. Dear Reader, Thank you for taking the time to read this book. Please leave a good review once you are done reading. I believe in my work and think that it will bring you many hours of joy as it has done to me. Thank you again for your consideration. Happy Reading,Sveta Rosa

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.07.2020
Zum Angebot