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Not Tonight Josephine

Not Tonight  Josephine Author George Mahood
ISBN-10 1539342999
Release 2016-10-05
Pages 370
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"...exceptionally entertaining writing..." "...George is genuinely hilarious..." "...everything you could want in a travel memoir and more..." "...hilarious, cringe-worthy and totally chaotic. A brilliant read..." "...amusing, informative and heart-warming..." "...I laughed out loud throughout..." "...I learned more about our great US of A from this BRITISH author than I did in history class..." Two Brits, George and Mark, set off from New York City to explore the back roads of America. In this calamity-ridden travel tale, George sets out in true clich�d fashion to discover the real America. Throw in plenty of run-ins with the police, rapidly dwindling finances and Josephine - the worst car in the world - and you have all the ingredients for a classic American road trip. Will George and Mark make it all the way to California? And then there is Rachel, George's girlfriend, left back in England. Would travelling to the United States without her turn out to be the stupidest decision he had ever made?



Free Country

Free Country Author George Mahood
ISBN-10 1490356665
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 352
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The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem ... they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer. During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations.-- Back cover.



Operation Ironman

Operation Ironman Author George Mahood
ISBN-10 1522884211
Release 2015-12-23
Pages 316
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..".George's books just keep getting better..." ..".laugh out loud funny (note to self, don't read it on the tube)..." ..".it won't fail to entertain, enthral and motivate..." ..".hilarious and heart-warming..." ..".inspiring, poignant and humorous..." ..".I laughed, I cried, and am proud of a man I have never met..." Operation Ironman follows George Mahood's inspiring and entertaining journey from a hospital bed to an Ironman triathlon. After major surgery to remove a spinal cord tumour, George set himself the ultimate challenge - a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run, all to be completed within 16 hours. He couldn't swim more than a length of front crawl, he had never ridden a proper road bike, and he had not run further than 10k in 18 months. He had four months to prepare. Could he do it?



100 Days Drive

100 Days Drive Author Aaron Lauritsen
ISBN-10 1523323779
Release 2016-01-24
Pages 364
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In the fall of 2013, while at a crossroads in life after a divorce, Aaron Lauritsen, did what many of us dream of doing but few ever will, he put his problems in the rearview mirror and headed out the door. After selling his business and all his possessions, he and his trusty K9 companion, Athena-bear, jumped in his Toyota pick-up truck, then ventured into the heart of North America for a road trip to end all road trips. Because he hoped that by getting lost out there he would somehow find himself again, he left without a plan or even a map, then for one hundred glorious days journeyed the continent carefree, via secondaries that were not only off the beaten track, but that were often all but forgot. On them he traversed some 30,000 zig-zagging miles through thirty eight of the lower forty eight states and seven of the ten Canadian provinces. And yielded in the process an untold number of encounters weaved by confronting personal fears, history, worldly cities, eccentric people and adventurous activities. The real prize afforded by the time, distance and space however, was his spiritual awakening. Follow along as he paints that epic voyage of discovery and experience the same unexpected serendipity that awaited them around each bend of the open road.



Every Day Is a Holiday

Every Day Is a Holiday Author George Mahood
ISBN-10 149615729X
Release 2014-03-05
Pages 324
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“...laugh out loud moments on nearly every page...” ”...had me laughing from beginning to end...” “...loved the book - funny and engaging...” “...read it, love it, recommend it...” George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer. He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day. In fact, the calendar is FULL of these quirky, weird and wonderful events. He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person. Follow George on his hilarious, life changing adventure as he tries to balance his normal life with a wealth of new experiences, people, facts and ridiculous situations. It's a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller-coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday.



That Bear Ate My Pants

That Bear Ate My Pants Author Tony James Slater
ISBN-10 1481155377
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 392
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There comes a time in every man's life when he says to himself, "Holy Sh*t! I'm about to be eaten by a bear!" Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, determined to become a man. It never occurred to him that 'or die trying' might be an option... The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony, is that most of them got one. Just how do you 'look after' something that's trying it's damnedest to kill you and eat you? And how do you find love when you a) don't speak the language, and b) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails? If only he'd had some relevant experience. Other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he'd bought some travel insurance... That Bear Ate My Pants is the hilarious tale of one man's quest to better himself. Whether losing a machete fight with a tree, picking dead tarantulas out of a tank of live ones or sewing the head back on to a partially decapitated crocodile, Tony's misadventures are ridiculous, unbelievable and always entertaining. Long before Sky One got involved, there were already plenty of Idiots Abroad. This is the story of one of them...



More Ketchup Than Salsa

More Ketchup Than Salsa Author Joe Cawley
ISBN-10 095724990X
Release 2012-04-11
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More Ketchup Than Salsa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from More Ketchup Than Salsa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full More Ketchup Than Salsa book for free.



The Long and Whining Road

The Long and Whining Road Author Simeon Courtie
ISBN-10 0957198000
Release 2012
Pages 418
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The Long and Whining Road has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Long and Whining Road also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Long and Whining Road book for free.



The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers Author Mike McIntyre
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040644190
Release 1996
Pages 246
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A former columnist for The Washington Post describes his coast to coast walk, from San Francisco to Cape Fear, with no money or plans, depending only on the kindness of the people he encountered along the way. Original.



The House Girl

The House Girl Author Tara Conklin
ISBN-10 9781443413558
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 400
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A stunning New York Times bestselling novel that intertwines the stories of an escaped slave in 1852 Virginia and an ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York and asks: is it ever too late to right a wrong? Lynnhurst, Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run away from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurse to her ailing mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell. New York City, 2004. Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that could make her career: finding the “perfect plaintiff” to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. It is through her father, the renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers Josephine Bell and a controversy rocking the art world: are the iconic paintings long ascribed to Lu Anne Bell really the work of her house slave, Josephine? A descendant of Josephine’s—if Lina can locate one—would be the perfect face for the reparations lawsuit. While following the runaway house girl’s faint trail through old letters and plantation records, Lina finds herself questioning her own family history and the secrets that her father has never revealed: how did Lina’s mother die? And why will he never speak about her?



Small Town Ho

Small Town Ho Author Duke Diercks
ISBN-10 0692632239
Release 2016-02-06
Pages 236
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New author Duke Diercks bursts onto the scene with the hilarious memoir of one family's move from the big city to the panhandle of North Idaho. No Jobs. No friends. Just buckets of their own ignorance.



Dear Bob and Sue

Dear Bob and Sue Author Matt Smith
ISBN-10 0985358157
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 314
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Taking a mid-career break to travel to all 58 U.S. National Parks, the authors describe their sense of awe in exploring the parks and share humorous and quirky observationsNin the form of e-mails written to their friends.



In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 9781565129764
Release 2010-01
Pages 339
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."



Long Day s Journey Into Night

Long Day s Journey Into Night Author Eugene O'Neill
ISBN-10 9780300190182
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 224
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divEugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night is regarded as his masterpiece and a classic of American drama. With this new edition, at last it has the critical edition that it deserves. William Davies King provides students and theater artists with an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes on the performance history; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations. "This is a worthy new edition, one that I'm sure will appeal to many students and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to Long Day's Journey into Night—equally sensitive to the most particular and most encompassing of the play's materials."—Marc Robinson/DIV



The Evening Road

The Evening Road Author Laird Hunt
ISBN-10 9780316268325
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 288
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"A strange, dazzling novel, as audacious as it is lyrical, The Evening Road hauls up insight, sorrow, and even--somehow--wit from the well of American history." - Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room and The Wonder "Illuminates its time better than any staid sepia period piece ever could." -- New York Two women, two secrets: one desperate and extraordinary day. In the high heat of an Indiana summer, news spreads fast. When Marvel, the local county seat, plans to lynch three young black men, word travels faster. It is August, 1930, the height of the Jim Crow era, and the prospect of the spectacle sends shockwaves rumbling through farm country as far as a day's wagon-ride away. Ottie Lee Henshaw, a fiery small-town beauty, sets out with her lecherous boss and brooding husband to join in whatever fun there is to be had. At the opposite end of the road to Marvel, Calla Destry, a young African-American woman determined to escape the violence, leaves home to find the lover who has promised her a new life. As the countryside explodes in frenzied revelry, the road is no place for either. It is populated by wild-eyed demagogues, marauding vigilantes, possessed bloodhounds, and even by the Ku Klux Klan itself. Reminiscent of the works of Louise Erdrich, Edward P. Jones, and Marilynne Robinson, The Evening Road is the story of two remarkable woman on the move through an America riven by fear and hatred, and eager to flee the secrets they have left behind.



Life s a Beach

Life s a Beach Author George Mahood
ISBN-10 1505469953
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 278
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Join George and his family as they pack their bags to begin an exciting new life down south. Picking up where Every Day Is a Holiday left off, George continues his celebration of the weird and wonderful calendar days in this laugh-out-loud adventure where life's a beach.



Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs She Thinks I m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs  She Thinks I m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse Author Paul Carter
ISBN-10 9781741146981
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 204
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A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.