There are books galore for expectant mothers but just a grubby handful for their male companions. Finally this void is filled. "Peanut" tells the touching and hilarious story of one man's journey from dilettante to daddy, exploring all of the doubts, miststeps, misconceptions, exhilaration, and pride along the way. A memoir of a normal first pregnancy, normal but for the parents, grandparents, doctors, and pets involved.
Friendship is .
. . a big welcome at the airport, wearing the same outfit by accident, letting you show off, coming to the rescue, and so much more! From Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, New York Times bestselling authors, famed illustrators, and the creators of Happiness Is . . ., this adorable gift book illustrates the very best things about friendship. The charming, make-you-smile illustrations hit just the right note and give us hundreds of reasons to appreciate our friends. A universally appealing gift for birthdays, holidays, or a little pick-me-up, this cheerful collection is the perfect way to say "thank you for being a friend!"
Susanah Shaw Romney locates the foundations of the early modern Dutch empire in interpersonal transactions among women and men. As West India Company ships began sailing westward in the early seventeenth century, soldiers, sailors, and settlers drew on kin and social relationships to function within an Atlantic economy and the nascent colony of New Netherland.
In the greater Hudson Valley, Dutch newcomers, Native American residents, and enslaved Africans wove a series of intimate networks that reached from the West India Company slave house on Manhattan, to the Haudenosaunee longhouses along the Mohawk River, to the inns and alleys of maritime Amsterdam. Using vivid stories culled from Dutch-language archives, Romney brings to the fore the essential role of women in forming and securing these relationships, and she reveals how a dense web of these intimate networks created imperial structures from the ground up. These structures were equally dependent on male and female labor and rested on small- and large-scale economic exchanges between people from all backgrounds. This work pioneers a new understanding of the development of early modern empire as arising out of personal ties.
Eleanor a 18 ans. Depuis la mort de ses parents, elle vit à Brighton, chez son oncle. Taciturne et désinvolte, la jeune fille a le goût du risque et se plaît à braver les interdits, accompagnée de sa meilleure amie, Rosalinda. Lors d'une soirée qui tourne mal, Eleanor perd connaissance. À son réveil, une rencontre étonnante l'attend : un jeune homme nommé Domenic qu'elle est la seule à voir et qui prétend être son ange gardien... Mais l'habit ne fait pas toujours le moine... Même si Dom a le physique de l'emploi, qui est-il réellement et quel est donc ce « Monde du Milieu » auquel il affirme appartenir ?
Drum Therapy is an exciting breakthrough for drum instructors and special needs service providers, helping to teach both mainstream and special needs students the art of drumming. It explores the revolutionary Drum Therapy system that was developed by author Pat Gesualdo and used throughout the world in schools, hospitals, community centers, rehabilitation facilities, day care treatment centers, and mental health centers. This book is a comprehensive resource that contains material for the student/patient and the teacher/therapist. The course covers numerous rhythms in a variety of musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and more. A CD is provided to demonstrate all the examples in the book. "This is an interesting book that all music therapists may wish to investigate." - Drummer Magazine
Alex Austin is nearing thirty; a self-confessed fake, charlatan, degenerate and – worst of all – a failed poet, Alex’s life has become a meaning sequence of bad habits and poor decisions. He ekes out a living doing a job that makes him feel dirty and ashamed.
His only friend, JB – the developmentally arrested offspring of two famous psychologists – is just as broken as he is. He’s emotionally uninvestable: incapable of experiencing pleasure or joy without resorting to unhealthy extremes, Alex’s days are divided between sofa-mining and grief-surfing; shiftily rummaging down the backs of display model couches for fallen coins and notes, and cynically manipulating strangers’ grief for his own depraved gratification. As his self-destructive behaviour escalates and his self-loathing deepens, Alex is relently, savagely cross-examined and berated by the voice of his own conscience, which speaks to him in the sneering, righteous tones of a retired TV news show host. When Edie – a former grief conquest, now wise to his scam – shows up out of his sordid past, he’s not sure if she’s here to save him or destroy him, and he can’t decide which is the more terrifying prospect. Anhedonia is a darkly comic study of the way human beings fetishise death; a story about the struggle to find meaning in the disconnected jumble of reality TV, deodorant ads and celebrity murderers; a tribute to the best of our culture and an indictment of the worst. Edited by C Z Hazard, Cover by Jay Heath
This book is the English translation of the Ramakrishna Upanishadam written in Tamil by Sri C. Rajagopalchari. Here the author has retold the tales and parables of Sri Ramakrishna in such an impressive and fascinating way that they at once attract the reader's attention. Practical suggestions about how to lead a really spiritual life and solutions of various intricate problems concerning different religions have been presented in such a lucid and easy style that they will be interesting and beneficial to both young and old.