Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony.
The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching and studying the world's religions, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.
For 10 years, Notaro has been entertaining Phoenix newspaper readers with her autobiographical exploits and unique life experiences. She writes about a world of hourly-wage jobs that require absolutely no skills, horrific high school reunions, and hangovers that leave her surprised that she woke up in the first place. The misadventures of Laurie and her fellow Idiot Girls unfold in a world that everyone will recognize but no one has ever described so hilariously.
Here are more scathingly funny tales from the wild side! Laurie Notaro survived the debauched ride of her twenties and the bumpy ride to matrimony. Now she's ready to take on the thirty-something years...and almost middle-age has never been more hilarious.
Focuses on the author's haphazard efforts to fit into her ultra-liberal Oregon community, an endeavor marked by everything from stolen trees and a ban from the post office to dental implants and closed neighborhood parties.
The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones-the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic islands, and other dirty places to reclaim history for us all.
Traces the story of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit animal rescue the Gentle Barn that has saved hundreds of creatures from unsafe conditions, describing how the author and shelter volunteers rehabilitate their charges to become companions for at-risk children.
Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life after death. As an accomplished physician, she placed her faith in science. All of that changed after her son Erik took his own life and then reached out from the other side. Based on Medhus's popular blog, Channeling Erik, "My Son and the Afterlife" provides answers to the most universal questions of being human.
Deep within your mind is a realm filled with powerful symbols that drive your thoughts, behaviors, and actions -- often without your knowledge. This is the hidden world of archetypes, universal symbols responsible for who you are, how the world sees you, and what you believe about yourself and your life's purpose.The Power of Archetypes will help you identify, understand, and work with the archetypes that exist beyond your conscious awareness to create your reality "behind the scenes." You will also learn how to clear out old symbols that may be blocking you from the happiness and success you dream of. You will examine the roles of the subconscious and collective unconscious in shaping your identity, and why it is so hard to change "you"; the most common archetypes and what they symbolize; global archetypes in religion, politics, and pop culture, and how they affect you; and ways to identify archetypes working in your life as well as the skills to change them and become more authentic.Archetypes reveal your plot and your purpose. The good news is, if you don't like them, you can choose more empowering symbols to create a completely new story of your life.
The Tudors are England's most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle's gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the family's obscure Welsh origins, the ordinary man known as Owen Tudor who would fall (literally) into a Queen's lap-and later her bed. It passes by the courage of Margaret Beaufort, the pregnant thirteen-year-old girl who would help found the Tudor dynasty, and the childhood and painful exile of her son, the future Henry VII. It ignores the fact that the Tudors were shaped by their past-those parts they wished to remember and those they wished to forget. By creating a full family portrait set against the background of this past, de Lisle enables us to see the Tudor dynasty in its own terms, and presents new perspectives and revelations on key figures and events.
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New York : Gildan Media, Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, 2017
She thought she'd have more time. Laurie Notaro figured she had at least a few good years left. But no-it's happened. She has officially lost her marbles. From the kid at the pet-food store checkout line whose coif is so bizarre it makes her seethe "I'm going to kick his hair's ass!" to the hapless Sears customer-service rep on the receiving end of her Campaign of Terror, no one is safe from Laurie's wrath.
Schaub challenged her family to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year. Along the way, she uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet-- including diabetes, obesity, and other health problems. Here is what "kicking the sugar addiction" looks like for a real American family.