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.
Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional lives collide after her daughter Jenny discovers the body of her high school principal. But when the intrepid sheriff's search for justice ends at her own front door, Joanna is forced to consider the possibility that her perfect little girl may be anything but.
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"Hello, Ms Vivian ... it's been a long time."And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living, and he was gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She's gotten what she wanted--and more--but why does her glamorous life seems so trivial?
After the sudden loss of her daughter, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle. The women welcome her into their circle despite her reluctance to open her heart to them. Each woman teaches Mary a new knitting technique, and they also reveal their own personal stories of loss, love and hope and Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief.
When zookeeper Theodora 'Teddy' Bentley fishes the body of Koala Kate out of the harbor, she discovers that the zookeeper was strangled. And the clues to Koala Kate's killing implicate other animal keepers at the zoo. Meanwhile, to pay for repairs on her houseboat, Teddy agrees to appear on a weekly live television broadcast featuring misbehaving animals.
May 1968. Sinister secrets play out miles apart in New York City. Cloaked in lies, these seemingly unrelated lives, and deaths, are destined to intersect on a distant, blood-soaked day. October 1987. The past returns with a brutal vengeance as a masked predator picks off victims whose fates intertwine with a notorious murder spree solved back in 1968, or was it?
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.
In a novel by Katherine Reay, Elizabeth is forced to reimagine her future and reevaluate her past. But can a New York City chef with a painful history settle down with the family she once abandoned and make peace with the sister who once abandoned her?
Teddy Bentley, zookeeper at the Gunn Zoo, takes the zoo's llama to a Renaissance fair in the Monterey Bay area and discovers the body of the Reverend Victor Emerson. A close look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. The investigation reveals that the Reverend was an escaped convict, and Teddy's mother becomes the chief murder suspect.
New Orleans, 1897. Mary Deubler makes a meager living on Venus Alley, the illegal red light district. That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a legalized district of vice. Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madam Josie Arlington. Filled with historical details Madam is a romp through The Big Easy and the tale of a woman's rise to influence and infamy in a world ruled by men.
Sylvia Bradley was rescued from an unusual childhood by marriage to a doctor whose care has both nourished and imprisoned her. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, she embarks on a devastating and ecstatic affair with him, but his life is irrevocably affected by the decisions of the past.
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.
Hiding the truth about her ability to cross into alternate realities where she has made different life decisions, a married and pregnant Quinn Braverman learns that her unborn child will be disabled and glimpses into a parallel life where she is married to someone else and childless.
In the space of a few months, Phillipa Maakestad grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling into an affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns to Iowa for her daughter's wedding to face a tornado, a possible Nazi collaborator mother-in-law, and her husband's revenge fantasies.
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.
Rachel Braun was the inspiration to her group of friends, the one who lived each day to the fullest and the one whose life was cut tragically short. Upon her untimely death, Rachel left letters for her three best friends challenging them to face their biggest fears.