My World--and Welcome to it

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 3756

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
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My World--and Welcome to it

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780156623445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 5368

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
Posted in Literary Criticism

My World - and Welcome to it

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156623445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 7085

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
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My World and Welcome to It

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Rivercity Press

ISBN: 9780891902690

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5535

The world of Thurber is splendidly sampled in these thirty stories, sketches, and articles that range from the wildest comedy to the serious business of murder. Animal courtship, maids, Macbeth, baseball, sailing, marriage-all fall within Thurber' s scope. Drawings by the Author.
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Writings and Drawings

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1004

View: 923

Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
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Welcome to My World

Author: Cynthia Benjamin

Publisher: Disney Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780736410823

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2472

Princess Kida takes cartographer Milo Thatch on a tour of Atlantis, teaching him about the people, foods, and land.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Welcome to My World

Author: Miranda Dickinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007547227

Category:

Page: 416

View: 1736

A travel agent who longs to travel. An intrepid explorer who just wants to find a place to call home. And a Big Idea that changes everything...
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Welcome to My World

Author: Johnny Weir

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451611374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2459

In a memoir as candid and unconventional as Johnny Weir himself, the three-time U.S. National Champion figure skater who electrified the 2010 Winter Olympics shares his glamorous, gritty, heartbreaking, hopeful, and just plain fabulous life story. How does a boy from rural Pennsylvania become an all-American original style icon on the ice and off, adored by fans around the world, and hailed as “The Lady Gaga of skating” (Salon.com)? The answers are here, in his invigorating and thoroughly entertaining chronicle of the emergence of his natural talents for skating and horseback riding; the physically and emotionally grinding path to becoming a champion; a family who sacrificed everything to support his passions; an ability to rise again after the most devastating defeats and never look back; an appreciation of style (from his mom) and self-discipline (that would be from his dad); and a fearless confidence to say whatever’s on his mind. Because when you’re Johnny Weir, you don’t worry about what other people think. You let everyone else worry about that for you. Welcome to his world.
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Thurber's dogs

a collection of the master's dogs, written and drawn, real and imaginary, living and long ago

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Fireside

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 294

View: 8053

A collection of the master's dogs, written and drawn, real and imaginary.
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Welcome to My World

A Novel

Author: Curtis Bunn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1593096887

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8623

Brenda Harris is a former Atlanta corporate executive whose unexpected encounter with a stranger inspires her to reinvent her life.
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Beyond the Wheelchair

Welcome to My World

Author: Gail Sanfilippo

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426943492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 367

The first three years of my existence were a nightmare for both my parents and myself. Between the nonstop crying in which went on daily because I couldnt feed on a bottle due my inability to suck because of having Cerebral Palsy and the weekly hospital visits to Childrens and Massachusetts General in Boston, took a toll on the three of us. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a brain injury either due prior or at birth. Its causes may be due to alcohol substance during pregnancy or at birth upon delivery. The second case was my destiny when a doctor did not wait for me to turn around in my mothers womb and pulled me out by forceps. Cerebral Palsy can cause retardation, the inability to work limbs properly or communication problems. The greatest fights I had in my life were getting the proper education and working toward my indecency. Between my experience of being sent away at the young age of eight and a half to this completely isolated institution called Crotched Mountain and not being able to come home every weekend, I was devastated. I thought I was being punished for a crime I didnt do. I can still see in the back of my mind the cold dormitories and windows which had no curtains. High school was another issue where I literally fought to get accepted. College was another situation where some professors told me point blankly that they didnt want me in their class. My most emotional times in life were when my Father died and relying on my Attendants to help me live independently. My whole existence came stumbling down in months. One was stealing. Others were lying. Even some didnt show up for work leaving me for dead. My trips with the Cerebral Palsy Group of Greater Boston began my intense interest for travel by the age of fourteen when a group of us went to Florida. Since then I have taken trips throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. I even had a chance to go on The Lord Nelson Vessel, solely designed for handicapped travelers, and . . . . . . .
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The Thurber Carnival

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395982

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7995

The hilarious writing of James Thurber, author of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', collected in this classic anthology. This collection brings together the best of James Thurber's brilliantly funny, eccentric and anarchic writings. It includes his most famous work, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, in which an ordinary man's fantasies have a more powerful hold on him than reality, as well as essays, poetry and cartoons gathered from all of Thurber's collections. Making fun of his own weaknesses and those of other people (and dogs) - the English teacher who looked only at figures of speech, the Airedale who refused to include him in the family, the botany lecturer who despaired of him totally - James Thurber is a true original, whose off-beat imagination shows us everyday life from a different angle. James Thurber was born in 1894 at Columbus, Ohio, where, as he once said, so many awful things happened to him. After university (Ohio State) he worked at the American Embassy in Paris from 1918 to 1920, and then turned to journalism. From 1927 onwards he was on the staff of the New Yorker, and first published much of his work in it. He died in New York in 1961, and is today recognised as one of America's greatest twentieth-century humourists. 'One of the absolutely essential books of our time' Saturday Review of Literature 'One of the great humorists' Sunday Times
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Welcome to My World

Author: Coleen McLoughlin

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007372612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3597

One of the most photographed women in Britain, Coleen knows what it's like to live in the celebrity glare. The fully updated paperback of her number one bestselling style autobiography 'Welcome to My World' offers exclusive insights into her transformation from an ordinary Liverpudlian schoolgirl into a glamorous style icon.
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Well, Duh!

Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It

Author: Bob Fenster

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740789155

Category: Humor

Page: 336

View: 2497

In a world of bumbling idiots, stupidity is a growth industry. One smart strategy is to laugh at it all with this outrageous collection of hilarious tales about the stupid things people do in every field of human activity. Bob Fenster has combed the world of the intellectually challenged searching for more tales of stupidity to entertain us with.........and he's hit the jackpot! After the success of his first two books, Duh! and They Did What!?, Fenster has struck again with Well, Duh! Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It. More tales of the dim-witted and simpleminded are incorporated in chapters such as: * Food for Thoughtlessness: The All-Turnip Diet and Other Loony Meals at the Mindless Cafe * Hollyweird: Bird Brains in Tinsel Town * Dumb Ways to Die: Buried Alive but Not for Long * Government by the Idiots: How to Get Elected to Anything
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583415863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6188

A henpecked husband copes with the frustrations of his dull life by imagining he is a fearless airplane pilot, a brilliant doctor, and other dashing figures.
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Dear Passenger

Welcome to My Wacky World As a Flight Attendent

Author: Elizabeth Calwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944662257

Category:

Page: 254

View: 6633

Dear Passenger is packed with three decades of amusing anecdotes and episodes that have happened on and off the airplane. A small town upbringing gives Elizabeth a unique Southern perspective on the antics of passengers and unusual happenings while traveling. Elizabeth Calwell, a flight attendant and a writer, has produced this comedy memoir titled Dear Passenger Welcome to My Wacky World as a Flight Attendant. She has discovered she is a magnet for bizarre incidents, on the ground as well as in mid-air. Here are some tales of the strange, the unexplained, and the downright hilarious from her world as a flight attendant. On every trip a unique experience just falls out of the blue. These stories include dead bodies in garment bags, a stowaway rooster, and the hilarious antics of passengers and crewmembers on the airplane. All these things have really happened---to her, or to her flying buddies during her twenty-seven years working with a major airline. Have you ever wondered about the life of a flight attendant? Or if you've had a hard day at work and need to escape your on the ground job, put on your seat belt and join the author at 35,000 feet. She can tell you all about it. Welcome aboard!
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Big Nate: Welcome to My World

Author: Lincoln Peirce

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 144947456X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6347

Nate Wright’s life is just like his locker--it’s full of surprises. The monstrous Mrs. Godfrey springs a pop quiz on Nate AND his grandparents. His horoscope predicts bad news for Nate’s soccer career. And worst of all, he’s forced to cut back on his beloved Cheez Doodles. It’s enough to drive any kid crazy. Luckily, Nate’s not just any kid. He’s the ultimate sixth-grade survivor. When everything’s falling apart, he finds a way to hold it together … but nobody said it would be easy. Welcome to the world of Big Nate!
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Welcome to the Real World

Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career

Author: Lauren Berger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062307312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9279

The essential book every workplace novice needs—a smart, practical, and fun guide to help them navigate the minefield of personalities, learn to work with their boss, identify priorities, and ultimately kick butt at their first job. It’s a challenging time to be young and new in the workplace. Your parents can’t help—the rules have all changed, and faster than guide books can keep up. In Welcome to the Real World, career expert and entrepreneur Lauren Berger arms a new generation of workers like you with the tools you need to succeed. She feels your pain. She’s been in your shoes. Just a few years ago, she was you. In a world defined by uncertainty, she argues you need to be bold, take risks, and understand your value. She shows you how to think of your job as a link that will eventually connect you to the opportunity of your dreams. It’s time to get comfortable getting uncomfortable, she advises. Her essential handbook tells you everything you should know to make the most of your first on-the-job experience, including how to: Think about “The Big Picture” Deal with rejection Effectively manage your time Navigate “sticky situations” in the office and communicate with different personality types Embrace entrepreneurship regardless of position, rank, or title Organize your financial situation and personal life Get promoted and (one day) take your boss’ job!
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The 13 Clocks

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110166634X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8428

A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still in the gloomy castle on a lonely hill where a wicked Duke lives with his niece, the beautiful Princess Saralinda. The Duke fancies he has frozen time, for he is afraid that one day a Prince may come and win away the hand of the Princess—the only warm hand in the castle. To thwart that fate, he sets impossible tasks for Saralinda’s suitors. But when the bold Prince Zorn of Zorna arrives, disguised as a wandering minstrel, and helped by the enigmatic Golux, the cold Duke may at last have met his match. Since it was first published in 1950, James Thurber’s sublimely whimsical fairy tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled has delighted readers of all ages. It is published here with Marc Simont’s enchanting, full-color illustrations from the first edition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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