How Not to Become a Little Old Lady


Author: Mary McHugh
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740722134
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
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You can be little, and you can be old, but that doesn't mean you have to be a little old lady. We've all seen her. She's hunched forward, her blue hair is tucked neatly under a plastic rain bonnet, she's clutching expired coupons, and she's discussing her latest health problems over lunch. She's a little old lady . . . and she's coming your way at 2 m.p.h. Little old ladies have elastic waistbands on all their slacks. They save rubber bands, remember 15-cent McDonald's hamburgers, and have never seen a public rest room that was clean enough. How Not to Become a Little Old Lady is for any woman who is proud to have escaped little old ladyhood, and it's the perfect, lighthearted gift to give women in danger of slipping into those awful little old lady tendencies. The charming illustrations from Adrienne Hartman perfectly capture the senior syndrome. Say good-bye to little old ladies who pass off their liver spots as beauty marks and say hello to this fresh and fun gift book.

How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man


Author: Mary McHugh
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740789473
Category: Humor
Page: 144
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A crotchety old man decided to wash his sweatshirt. He threw it in the washing machine and yelled to his wife, "What setting do I use?" His wife asked, "What does it say on the shirt?" He yelled back, "University of Texas." If this man sounds like someone you know, chances are he's a crotchety old man! We all have a crotchety old man in our lives. Maybe he's your father, your grandfather, your brother, your husband-or, though you'd never admit it, even you! From the author of How Not to Become a Little Old Lady here's the companion, How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man, a lighthearted celebration of the grumpy old men in your life. Author Mary McHugh's 250 hilarious truths about cranky, crusty old guys who would rather spend days trying to build something rather than read the instructions are coupled with the charming and humorous art of Adrienne Hartman. If he's ever done one of the following things, it's a sure sign you have a crotchety old man on your hands: * Stood in the middle of the kitchen and said, "Where's the butter?" * Bought cans of broken cashews because they're cheaper. * Yelled at news anchors on television. * Cheated on his diet but yelled at his wife when she ate one MandM. Perfect for Father's Day, How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man is for any man who wants to ensure he doesn't slip into the crotchety zone. It also makes a great gift for that guy in your life who is a crotchety old man but will never believe one line in this book is about him!

La banda de jubilados que cantó dos veces bingo


Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Publisher: Roca editorial
ISBN: 8416306338
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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La Banda de Jubilados escapa de su cómoda residencia de ancianos armada con sus dentaduras postizas y cabalgando sobre sus sillas de ruedas para intentar burlar el sistema de seguridad de uno de los casinos más importantes de Las Vegas y hacerse con...

Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses


Author: Mary McHugh
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1617733601
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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First in a delicious series: Five friends and dancers on a Russian river cruise discover it takes legwork to solve a murder. It’s never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini—a.k.a. the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a lavish river cruise up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But when murder cuts in, the five fabulous friends find it’s not so easy to tap their troubles away. The chef has been killed (the food was lousy, but come on), and a passenger has gone missing. With a killer on board, the Hoofers need to watch their step. But with a little fancy footwork, these soft-shoe sleuths may get a leg up on a murderer who’s cruising for a bruising. Includes travel tips and tasty recipes!

El sutil arte de que te importe un caraj*

Un enfoque disruptivo para vivir una buena vida
Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: HarperCollins Mexico
ISBN: 6079783770
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Durante los últimos años, Mark Manson -en su popular blog- se ha afanado en corregir nuestras delirantes expectativas sobre nosotros mismos y el mundo. Ahora nos ofrece su toda su intrépida sabiduría en este libro pionero. Manson nos recuerda que los seres humanos somos falibles y limitados: "no todos podemos ser extraordinarios: hay ganadores y perdedores en la sociedad, y esto no siempre es justo o es tu culpa". Manson nos aconseja que reconozcamos nuestras limitaciones y las aceptemos. Esto es, según él, el verdadero origen del empoderamiento. Una vez que abrazamos nuestros temores, faltas e incertidumbres, una vez que dejamos de huir y evadir y empezamos a confrontar las verdades dolorosas, podemos comenzar a encontrar el valor, la perseverancia, la honestidad, la responsabilidad, la curiosidad y el perdón que buscamos. Este manifiesto es una refrescante bofetada, para que podamos empezar a llevar vidas más satisfechas y con los pies en la tierra.

How Not to Write a Play


Author: Walter Kerr
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871293329
Category: American drama
Page: 150
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La Viejecita Que No Le Tenia Miedo a NADA (the Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything)


Author: Linda Williams
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613070805
Category: Fiction
Page: 32
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A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Mujercitas


Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Editorial Ink
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Mujercitas Esta obra es una de las más recordadas por sus carismáticos personajes: Meg, Jo, Beth y Amy; cuatro niñas-adolescentes, cuyo padre las ha dejado, a ellas y a su madre, para ir a combatir en la guerra civil norteamericana. A partir de este suceso, las cuatro chiquillas deberán aprender valiosísimas lecciones de vida, que compartirán al lado de personajes como Marmee (la madre), Laurie (amigo de la familia), Hannah (la empleada doméstica) y otros con los que compartirán alegrías y tristezas. Su autora, Luisa May Alcott, retoma pasajes de su propia infancia para narrar esta historia en la que los personajes encarnan valores morales con los que luchan contra sí mismos: Meg, vanidad; Jo, ira; Beth, timidez; y Amy, egoísmo.

Matar un ruiseñor


Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: ZETA BOLSILLO
ISBN: 9788498722734
Category: Fiction
Page: 410
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Jean Louise Finch evoca una época de su infancia en Alabama (EE. UU), cuando su padre, Atticus, decidió defendes ante los tribunales a un hombre negro acusado de violar a una mujer blanca. Matar un ruiseñor muestra una comunidad dominada por los prejuicios raciales, la desconfianza hacia lo diferente, la rigedez de los víncu los familiares y vecinales, y un sistema judicial sin apenas garantías para la población de color.

How to Pick a Lover

For Women Who Want to Win at Love
Author: Wesley L. Ford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147716653X
Category: Social Science
Page: 482
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While it may be considered taboo, any woman married, single, or otherwise should feel good about her decision to take a lover. How To Pick a Lover is a groundbreaking book written to help women have meaningful and rewarding love affairs. How do you choose a lover? There are no time-honored rules, Greek chorus, or yenta to tell you what qualities to look for or how to avoid potential minefields. Literature is ripe with cautionary tales about bad things that happen to good women who stoop to the "folly" of taking a lover. And traditionally, a womans sexuality has been secondary to that of a mans. How To Pick a Lover takes you on a journey of self-discovery, exploring your right to emotional and sexual fulfillment including the option of having a lover. Many of your attitudes and beliefs about courting and being courted will be challenged throughout the pages of this book. In return, you will gain insights into the attributes and behaviors of men positive and negative that you must pay attention to if you are to pick a lover that is right for you.

I'm Married to Your Company!

Everyday Voices of Japanese Women
Author: Masako Itō
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742554641
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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This approachable and absorbing book offers a unique window into Japanese culture and language. Highlighting the overlooked world of the "silent majority," the housewives and mothers who are the mainstay of Japanese society, this work tells the stories of ordinary women in their own voices. An annotated translation of a Japanese bestseller, the volume explores the daily communication of Japanese women and what their words tell us about their relationships and lives in a globalized, post-industrial, yet still often male-dominated Japan. Readers will find that many issues explored here are universal to women everywhere, while others are specific to Japan. With added cultural context and commentary, the book offers a fresh understanding of Japanese society, even for those who have had little exposure to Japan. Students in diverse fields, ranging from anthropology to women's studies and from communications to Asian studies, will find this an insightful and provocative work.

The Osteoporosis Handbook


Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461709210
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 216
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The Osteoporosis Handbook, which has already helped thousands of people prevent and treat this disease, has now been updated with the most current medical information available.

Neither Man nor Beast

Feminism and the Defense of Animals
Author: Carol J. Adams
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590565096
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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“[Adams] advocates an activism that reveals the truth about animal suffering and about women's lives."—Library Journal;” This book very usefully brings together Adams's thinking on animal defense as it has developed since the 1990 publication of her first book The Sexual Politics of Meat."—The Animals' Agenda; “Adams does for women and animals what the author of Our Bodies, Ourselves did for women's health. She proves insightfully that the 'unexamined meal is not worth eating.' "—Mary E. Hunt; “Adams's thinking is brilliant and original, and this volume belongs in every women's studies, theology, and environmental ethics collection."—Choice; “Carol Adams looks unsparingly at the way our culture has conditioned us to accept as normal the staggering cruelty inflicted daily on millions of animals. From theology to nutrition, from reproductive rights to pornographic images, she shows how assumed male superiority to women and other others pervades our lives."—Jane Tompkins

Out of Practice

Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America
Author: Frederick M. Barken
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801461088
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Primary care medicine, as we know and remember it, is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician and patient, dissatisfaction and disaffection run rampant among primary care doctors, and medical students steer clear in order to pursue more lucrative specialties. Patients feel helpless, well aware that they are losing a valued close connection as health care steadily becomes more transactional than relational. The thin-margin efficiency, rapid pace, and high volume demanded by the new health care economics do not work for primary care, an inherently slower, more personal, and uniquely tailored service. In Out of Practice, Dr. Frederick Barken juxtaposes his personal experience with the latest research on the transformations in the medical field. He offers a cool critique of the "market model of medicine" while vividly illustrating how the seemingly inexorable trend toward specialization in the last few decades has shifted emphasis away from what was once the foundation of medical practice. Dr. Barken addresses the complexities of modern practice—overuse of diagnostic studies, fragmentation of care, increasing reliance on an array of prescription drugs, and the practice of defensive medicine. He shows how changes in medicine, the family, and society have left physicians to deal with a wide range of geriatric issues, from limited mobility to dementia, that are not addressed by health care policy and are not entirely amenable to a physician’s prescription. Indeed, Dr. Barken contends, the very survival of primary care is in jeopardy at a time when its practitioners are needed more than ever. Illustrated with case studies gleaned from more than twenty years in private practice and data from a wide range of sources, Out of Practice is more than a jeremiad about a broken system. Throughout, Dr. Barken offers cogent suggestions for policymakers and practitioners alike, making clear that as valuable as the latest drug or medical device may be, a successful health care system depends just as much on the doctor-patient relationship embodied by primary care medicine.

Fahrenheit cuatrocientos cincuenta y uno


Author: Ray Bradbury,Alfredo Crespo
Publisher: Plaza Y Janes Mexico
ISBN: 9780307347978
Category: Fiction
Page: 174
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Fahrenheit 451 ofrece la historia de un sombrío y horroroso futuro. Montag, el protagonista, pertenece a una extraña brigada de bomberos cuya misión, paradójicamente, no es la de sofocar incendios sino la de provocarlos para quemar libros. Porque en el país de Montag está terminantemente prohibido leer. Porque leer obliga a pensar, y en el país de Montag está prohibido pensar. Porque leer impide ser ingenuamente feliz, y en el país de Montag hay que ser feliz a la fuerza... La novela más célebre de Ray Bradbury, maestro de la ficción científica.

We're All in This Thing Together


Author: Cathwren Hermon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465397655
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Did you ever meet someone and just feel immediately that it was right, that you were connected in a miraculously direct way? Were all connected in direct and indirect ways, and if we listen to that part of us that recognizes other kindred spirits, were sure to find that mysterious and elusive Path to contentment. Cathwren Hermon is a citizen of the world, which she shares with her cats, Angel and Theodore Roosevelt.

Gösta Berling's Saga


Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147282
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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When a country pastor's career comes to an end, he falls in with vagrant Swedish cavaliers and enters into a power struggle with the richest woman in the province.

Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes


Author: Sandy Asher
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9781583420065
Category: Friendship
Page: 80
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My Three Mothers and Other Passions


Author: Sophie Freud
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814728936
Category: Psychology
Page: 372
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Sophie Freud— author, teacher, social worker, mother, daughter, and grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud—here offers, for the first time, a candid portrait of her struggles in her own life. Blessed and cursed with the legacy of a famous family, Dr. Freud has negotiated her way from a blissful childhood in Vienna, to Paris, to Radcliff College, to her present-day life as on one of the most respected teachers in her field. My Three Mothers and Other Passions is a remarkable story about a remarkable woman, and Dr. Freud explores with us openly and engagingly the many experiences of her life.

El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se largó


Author: Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: SALAMANDRA
ISBN: 8415470576
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Una historia extremadamente audaz e ingeniosa que sorprenderá constantemente al lector. Jonas Jonasson nos regala un personaje maravilloso. Un abuelo sin prejuicios que no está dispuesto a renunciar al placer de vivir. Momentos antes de que empiece la pomposa celebración de su centésimo cumpleaños, Allan Karlsson decide que nada de eso va con él. Vestido con su mejor traje y unas pantuflas, se encarama a una ventana y se fuga de la residencia donde vive, dejando plantados al alcalde y a la prensa local. Sin saber adónde ir, se encamina a la estación de autobuses, el único sitio donde es posible pasar desapercibido. Allí, mientras espera la llegada del primer autocar que se presente, un joven le pide que vigile su maleta, con la mala fortuna de que el bus llega antes de que el joven regrese y Allan, sin pensarlo dos veces, se sube con la maleta, ignorante de que en su interior se apilan, ¡santo cielo!, millones de coronas en efectivo. Pero Allan no es una persona fácil de amilanar. A lo largo de su centenaria vida ha tenido un montón de experiencias de lo más singulares: desde inve- rosímiles encuentros con personajes como Franco, Stalin y Churchill, hasta amistades comprometedoras como la esposa de Mao, pasando por actividades de alto riesgo como ser agente de la CIA o ayudar a Oppenheimer a crear la bomba atómica. Sin embargo, esta vez, en su enésima aventura, cuando creía que con su jubilación había llegado la tranquilidad, está a punto de poner todo el país patas arriba. Reseñas: «El viejo canalla de Allan Karlsson es uno de los mejores héroes que nos hemos encontrado en mucho tiempo.» Libres Hebdo «Magnífico humor, sátira social, ironía y una sensación de tremendo bienestar describen el debut de Jonas Jonasson, que nos ofrece todo el siglo XX para que nos riamos de él.» BTJ-häftet «Con esta odisea de un abuelo subversivo que ha atravesado las grandes tragedias del siglo XX, Suecia revela un nuevo gusto por la ironía, un humorismo paradójico [...]» La Repubblica «Hay mucha sabia ironía dirigida contra los grandes personajes de la historia, que quedan reducidos a comparsas de las aventuras de Allan. El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se largó nos lleva a creer que no habría nada más fácil que hacerlos desaparecer con una simple goma de borrar. Pero les estamos tan agradecidos por la diversión que nos olvidamos de coger la goma.» Tuttolibri, La Stampa «Una primera novela que demuestra que los escandinavos también pueden hacernos reír.» Paris Match «Un libro increíblemente divertido que provoca alegría y te hace reír. Muy refrescante [...] Una historia compleja, maravillosa, y una aventura llena de generosidad.» Smalänningen «Hace mucho tiempo que no me reía tanto leyendo un libro.» Nerikes Allehanda