If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine

Author: Renee Charytan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532828768

Category:

Page: 40

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Being a mother is hard work, and all mothers deserve a good laugh. If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine is a modern mother-honoring parody of a classic children's book.
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If You Give a Mom a Martini--

100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself

Author: Lyss Stern,Julie Klappas

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 0307453715

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 127

View: 9462

The authors have compiled 100 imaginative ways they and their friends--including such celebrities as Kelly Ripa and Jill Hennessy--spend their time when they have 10 luscious minutes to themselves.
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Der Weinatlas

Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 9783833812194

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 4451

Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.
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Verdammte Scheiße, schlaf ein!

Author: Adam Mansbach

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832185895

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 4029

Wer Kinder hat, weiß, dass Kuscheltiere und eine Gute-Nacht-Geschichte nicht immer helfen. Allzu oft bleibt ›Schlaf, Kindchen, schlaf‹ ein frommer Wunsch. Dann hockt man auf der Bettkante und könnte – bei aller Liebe – heulen vor Wut. ›Verdammte Scheiße, schlaf ein!‹ zeigt die ungeschminkte Wahrheit und ist dabei so komisch, dass man sich die Verzweiflung von der Seele lacht. »Muss noch immer lachen und weinen – ein scheißgutes Buch.« Julia Franck
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Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641108632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2899

Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.
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Wein für Dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy,Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527801464

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 7387

Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Dornfelder - Wie unterscheiden sich die Weine eigentlich? Und was macht ihren geschmacklichen Charakter aus? Ed McCarthy und Mary Ewing-Mulligan nehmen die Leser in "Wein für Dummies" mit auf die Reise durch die Welt des Weines. Sie erläutern, welche Rebsorten es gibt, wie sie sich voneinander unterscheiden und wie Wein hergestellt wird. Sie stellen die verschiedenen Weinanbauregionen der Welt vor und erklären, worauf man bei einer Weinprobe achten muss. Außerdem beantworten die Autoren viele Fragen rund um den Wein: Wie wird Wein gelagert und serviert? Darf man einen Bordeaux zum Fisch oder einen Riesling zum Schweinebraten trinken? Worauf muss man beim Weinkauf achten und wie beschreibt man das Bukett eines Weines?
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Rage of Passion

Author: Lea Marie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469170388

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 9415

Twenty three year old FAITH HEART lived a quiet life in her home town of Rosebay, but a day at the town fair would change her life forever when a handsome man walked into her life. JAMES CARTER had a smile that would melt any girls heart and Faith fell instantly in love but little did she know James was harbouring a secret and when the truth revels itself it sends her broken heart into a tail spin to hell. Until she met LANCE MILLER or so she thought, throwing her fate into JAMES CARTERS hands all over again.
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Payback and a Bottle of Merlot (Like Sisters #1)

Like Sisters Series Book One

Author: Bria Marche

Publisher: Bria Marche

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

View: 3791

Mia James almost had it all… At thirty, she was a successful photographer with the craziest but most loyal friends in the world and a wonderful life in a picturesque village. The only things missing were a husband and a brood of kids. Love happens when you least expect it, her mom always said. An appointment to show her photography portfolio brought her front and center with Jack Barnes, a gorgeous, successful Manhattan businessman. Mia was smitten, and they married less than a year later. Unfortunately, the marital bliss she craved never showed up. Jack, the controlling absentee husband, had a secret: someone else was occupying his mind and bed. Mia had no idea until a chance sighting revealed the real Jack with his mystery woman. Payback was definitely in order and way overdue. With a little help from her friends and a lot of Merlot, Mia was on a mission to take Jack down. With hilarious speed bumps, hiccups, and crazy calamities along the way, Mia’s ridiculous plot for payback turned into a chance for unexpected friendships and real love. Payback and a Bottle of Merlot is a free book and is the first romantic comedy novel in this contemporary romance series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book. Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence. Like Sisters Contemporary Romance Series: PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free) INSECURITY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT DESTINY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT INTRIGUE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT DESIRE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT Like Sisters Categories: Romance Series Free Contemporary Romance Novel Free Romantic Comedy Book Contemporary Romance Series Romance novels Romantic novel Romance Book Series Romantic Comedy Series Women’s Fiction Romance Fiction Humorous Romance Free Romantic novel Second Chances Romantic Comedy Series
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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The Year of Ice

A Novel

Author: Brian Malloy

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429977345

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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It is 1978 in the Twin Cities, and Kevin Doyle, a high school senior, is a marginal student in love with keggers, rock and roll, and--unbeknownst to anyone else--a boy in his class with thick eyelashes and a bad attitude. His mother Eileen died two years earlier when her car plunged into the icy waters of the Mississippi River, and since then Kevin's relationship with his father Patrick has become increasingly distant. As lonely women vie for his father's attention, Kevin discovers Patrick's own closely guarded secret: he had planned to abandon his family for another woman. More disturbingly, his mother's death may well have been a suicide, not an accident. Complicating the family dynamic is the constant meddling of Kevin's outspoken Aunt Nora--who will never forgive Patrick for Eileen's death--along with Patrick's inability to stay single for very long. His loyalties divided between his father and his aunt, between his internal reality and his public persona, Kevin is forced to accept his gay identity and reevaluate his notions of family and love as painful truths emerge about both.
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Das Ja-Experiment – Year of Yes

Wie ein kleines Wort dein Leben ändern kann!

Author: Shonda Rhimes

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641203759

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3118

Shonda Rhimes schreibt Drehbücher für die erfolgreichsten Serien: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice und How to Get Away with Murder sind auch hierzulande Publikumsrenner. Bloß beim Drehbuch für ihr eigenes Leben fehlt ihr der nötige Schwung: Privat ist sie schüchtern, ängstlich, menschenscheu. Bis sie eines Tages beschließt, sich zu ändern. Mit einem fi lmreifen Trick: einfach ein Jahr lang zu allem Ja sagen. Ebenso witzig und selbstironisch wie ihre TV-Serien und zugleich schonungslos ehrlich beschreibt Rhimes die große Wirkung eines kleinen Wortes, das aus ihr einen neuen Menschen macht – glücklich, selbstbewusst und 60 Kilo leichter. Die wahrscheinlich unterhaltsamste und motivierendste Aufforderung, das eigene Leben mutiger zu gestalten!
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Mommy, was Grandpa a Nazi?

Recipes for Tolerance and Understanding

Author: Elisabeth Falcone

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496929705

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 4205

Time seems to stand still when we share a meal with family and friends or with strangers. The concept that food releases a chemical reaction enhancing our capacity for tolerance and understanding is a common thread in the stories of this book. They take us from WWII Germany to present-day Europe and America . When the author’s daughter, Angie, comes home from school and asks, “Mommy, was grandpa a Nazi?”, the author wants to find who wants to know and meets with Angie’s teacher, Ruth Singer, who is teaching about the Holocaust. They have much in common, and their love of cooking leads to a lifelong friendship. “Gita’s Diary” is about a Polish refugee whose culinary skills help the author’s grandmother and her children to survive while the grandfather is in a Nazi labor camp. In “Gentiles Only”, Ruth Singer discovers that in the 1950’s Jews are not welcome in some Miami Beach hotels. “Forbidden Love” is about Silke, a Norwegian immigrant, who falls in love with Julian, a Black man. She learns that in the 1970’s racially mixed couples are taboo in America . They separate, but a cousin’s magic cooking reunites them. Paul, an American art student in “Aix Marks the Spot”, abandons his prejudice against the Irish when a young Irish pastry chef serves him a delicious dessert. Soon after the 9/11 attack, Claudia, a Catholic Latina, meets Azir, a Muslim, on a cruise ship. In “Plain Couscous” they set aside their religious differences to enjoy each other and Claudia’s picnic. “Mutti’s Story” and “Vati’s Story” helped Angie to understand her grandparents’ experiences during WWII. The stories’ recipes are listed at the end of the chapter. Complete recipes are in the Appendix.
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Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom

Author: Elsie Love

Publisher: Dare Empire

ISBN: 0987130927

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Elaine Jackerson has found herself in quite a predicament. Her husband, Bob, is sleeping with his secretary, her daughter is experimenting in the backseat with random boys, and her eight year old wants nothing to do with her.In an attempt to get herself out of her midlife rut, Elaine joins the Herschel Grammar School PTA. Little does she know, Suni Calverson, the current president has handpicked her to be the newest member of the group. As soon as the ink is dry on the signup sheet, Elaine is thrust into a world that she never knew existed. A world where the PTA gets things done with blackmail, bribes, threats and quite possibly guns. After stumbling across her husband and his secretary humping in his office, Elaine turns to the only friends she has: Suni and her henchmen. They convince her to let them "take care" of Bob. Elaine agrees to the plan, as long as no one dies. Unfortunately for Elaine, Suni has other plans. Before Elaine can sleep off her Mojitos, her children have been kidnapped and Bob has disappeared. Afraid that Elaine will go back on her word, Suni forces her onto a plane to hide out in a posh suite in Las Vegas that belongs to the famous French landscape photographer Gerard Ilg. Determined to get her children back and avoid jail, Elaine spends her time in Sin City vacillating between planning her escape and trying to stay out of the arms of the much younger, very hot, very Hawaiian limo driver Benjamin Oliana. Does he care for Elaine, or is she just another notch on his Billabong belt? What about her famous host who keeps encouraging her to "find her passion"? Gerard is a man of the world-a man that knows Suni. Can he be trusted? More importantly, can she sort out her feelings, take down the PTA Mafia, and go home to her children?
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Ein Gentleman in Moskau

Roman

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716196

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im Hotel Metropol, dem ersten Haus am Platz. Er muss alle bisher genossenen Privilegien aufgeben und eine Arbeit als Hilfskellner annehmen. Rostov mit seinen 30 Jahren ist ein äußerst liebenswürdiger, immer optimistischer Gentleman. Trotz seiner eingeschränkten Umstände lebt er ganz seine Überzeugung, dass selbst kleine gute Taten einer chaotischen Welt Sinn verleihen. Aber ihm bleibt nur der Blick aus dem Fenster, während draußen Russland stürmische Dekaden durchlebt. Seine Stunde kommt, als eine alte Freundin ihm ihre kleine Tochter anvertraut. Das Kind ändert Rostovs Leben von Grund auf. Für das Mädchen und sein Leben wächst der Graf über sich hinaus. "Towles ist ein Meistererzähler" New York Times Book Review "Eine charmante Erinnerung an die Bedeutung von gutem Stil" Washington Post "Elegant, dabei gleichzeitig filigran und üppig wie ein Schmuckei von Fabergé" O, the Oprah Magazine
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Eine dunkle & grimmige Geschichte

Author: Adam Gidwitz

Publisher: Bloomoon

ISBN: 376079047X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2734

Was nun folgt, ist ein Märchen. Ein Märchen?, wirst du vielleicht denken. Märchen sind doch Kinderkram! Doch in diesem Märchen hüpfen keine kleinen Mädchen mit roten Kappen fröhlich durch den Wald. Was zwischen diesen Seiten auf sie lauert ist die wahre Geschichte von Hänsel und Gretel – ein Märchen voller dunkler Zauberer, gefährlicher Hexen und todbringender Drachen. Dieses Märchen ist vielleicht furchterregend, sicherlich blutig und definitiv nichts für Angsthasen; aber anders als alle anderen Märchen, die du kennst, ist dieses hier wahr. "Adam Gidwitz schafft es, die gruselige Gewalt, die in den alten Märchen der Brüder Grimm enthalten ist, mit wunderbar viel Humor und einem großartigen Gespür für Spannung auszubalancieren [...] Er webt Grimms Märchen zu einer einzigen Geschichte mit Hänsel und Gretel als Hauptfiguren zusammen und das macht er so gut, dass man nach der Lektüre davon überzeugt ist, dass die alten Geschichten so und nicht anders erzählt werden sollten." RICK RIORDAN Autor der Percy Jackson-Serie Dieser Titel wurde auf der Leipziger Buchmesse prämiert und mit dem Leipziger Lesekompass ausgezeichnet!
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Pomegranates and Grapes

Landscapes from My Childhood

Author: Nuray Aykin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469787474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 6486

When Nuray Ayk n's only son left home for college, she wished to leave him a legacy that would provide insight into how he came to be. In this memoir, she narrates a colorful journey through Turkey and the United States as a mother, businesswoman, gardener, wife, ex-wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and stepmother. Pomegranates and Grapes tells stories of her loved ones and describes the places where she spent her childhood from a little Mediterranean town to the city of Ankara, Turkey's capital. She recalls her homes in the United States: Buffalo, where cold weather and a new culture posed great challenges; Washington, DC, where their lives were deeply affected by loneliness and illnesses; and New Jersey, where she ultimately settled and found happiness. With wit, Ayk n describes bitter moments with a sigh and happy moments with lyrical and delicious descriptions. A tribute to her family, Pomegranates and Grapes shares a memoir to be cherished.
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Das Reich der sieben Höfe – Dornen und Rosen

Roman

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423431288

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8601

Ein legendäres Reich. Ein Fluch. Und eine große Liebe, die entweder die Rettung bedeutet oder alles in den Abgrund ziehen wird Die junge Jägerin Feyre wird in das sagenumwobene Reich der Fae entführt. Nichts ist dort, wie es scheint. Sicher ist nur eins: Sie muss einen Weg finden, um ihre Liebe zu retten. Oder ihre ganze Welt ist verloren. Eine atemberaubende romantische Fantasy von Sarah Maas, Autorin der ›Throne of Glass‹-Reihe. Hoch spannend, hoch romantisch, mit einer neuen, starken Heldin und einer fantastischen Welt, in die man sich voller Vergnügen fallen lassen kann.
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Mom at Last

How I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother

Author: Sharon Simons

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614484430

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

View: 2895

Sharon Simon’s memoir "MOM At LAST" is the story of one women’s fierce determination to become a Mom. It is a journey full of setbacks and emotionally devastating pitfalls but ultimately leads to her to true love and pure joy. "Mom At Last" will inspire those on that sometimes difficult journey to motherhood.
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Off the Menu

Author: Christine Son

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633924

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8105

In this exhilarating debut, three women find that sometimes the best way to nourish your dreams is with friendship—and by daring to try something that’s not on the menu. If there's one thing these three friends can agree on, it's that being a high-achieving Asian-American woman can mean a lot of pressure. Whitney Lee works at a law firm, but no one—not even her best friends—knows about her fantasies of making it as a singer. Restaurateur Hercules Huang is poised to be the next big name in the cooking world, but her strained relationship with her unassimilated father mars her accomplishments. Audrey Henley, the adopted daughter of Texas billionaires, is thrilled when her less-than-wealthy boyfriend proposes, but her mother worries that she’s repeating the mistakes she made decades ago. They're the closest of friends—who still need to learn to trust each other. But through dinners, a weekend getaway, and shared set-ups and let-downs, these three realize that sometimes, to live the life of your dreams, all you have to do is let go of the need to be perfect. "Off the Menu is filled with characters who will resonate with anyone who has struggled to balance pleasing others with following a dream. Christine Son’s attention to cultural details will remind readers of Amy Tan, and the satisfying conclusion of the story is the perfect end to a day spent curled up with this delectable novel."—Tasha Alexander, author of And Only to Deceive and A Fatal Waltz
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Hi, My Name Is Jack

One Man's Story of the Tumultuous Road to Sobriety and a Changed Life

Author: Jack Watts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439196613

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 5825

This highly personal, intriguing memoir gives hope and encouragement to those struggling with addiction and the ones who love them. In this grippingly honest narrative about one man’s journey from alcoholism and self-destruction to recovery and a changed life, readers will be dismayed at the hurtful patterns of his two alcoholic parents and how they scarred and shaped the outcome of their three sons forever. Watts openly talks of his multiple failed marriages, strained relationships with his children, overwhelming business losses, and the self-loathing and guilt that plagued him for years. In spite of all of this, Jack held on to the conviction he made more than seventeen years ago never to drink again. Believing that the truth will set him free, Jack sets out to uncover dark secrets from his past that have made his life a wasteland. With nothing to salvage but his name, Jack decides to do the next right thing, regardless of what that might be, leaving the outcome in God’s hands. A story like this is one that continues throughout a lifetime. The glimpses shared in these pages will inspire you to be honest about your own demons and provide hope for a fulfilled and joyful life beyond the shackles of addiction.
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