The Practice House

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Author: Laura McNeal
Publisher: Little a
ISBN: 9781477817902
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The Practice House by Laura McNeal

Original Title: The Practice House

Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine’s sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she’s meant to lead and the person she’s meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can’t possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas. She arrives as farms on the Great Plains have begun to fail and schools are going bankrupt, unable to pay or house new teachers. With no money and too much pride to turn back, she lives uneasily with the family of Ansel Price—the charming, optimistic man who placed the ad—and his family responds to her with kind curiosity, suspicion, and, most dangerously, love. Just as she’s settling into her strange new life, a storm forces unspoken thoughts to the surface that will forever alter the course of their lives. Laura McNeal’s novel is a sweeping and timeless love story about leaving—and finding—home.

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F Ck

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Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 1925483851
Size: 73.40 MB
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The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F Ck by Mark Manson

Original Title: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F Ck

'An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places.' Kirkus 'Hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you're willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f*cking better life.' Steve Kamb, bestselling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of EVERYTHING WE'VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES IS WRONG. NOW SUPERSTAR BLOGGER MARK MANSON TELLS US WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT RIGHT. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic research and the life experience that comes from breaking the rules, Mark Manson is ready to explode that myth. The key to a good life, according to Manson, is the understanding that 'sometimes shit is f*cked up and we have to live with it.' Manson says that instead of trying to turn lemons into lemonade, we should learn to stomach lemons better, and stop distracting ourselves from life's inevitable disappointments chasing 'shit' like money, success and possessions. It's time to re-calibrate our values and what it means to be happy: there are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, he says, so we need to figure out which ones really matter. From the writer whose blog draws two million readers a month and filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a welcome antidote to the 'let's-all-feel-good' mindset that has infected modern society.

You Re Not That Great But Neither Is Anyone Else

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Author: Elan Gale
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733639658
Size: 67.63 MB
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You Re Not That Great But Neither Is Anyone Else by Elan Gale

Original Title: You Re Not That Great But Neither Is Anyone Else

How did a short, fat alcoholic become one of the most successful TV producers in the world? The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself you will find happiness. Let's be real, you can read all the inspirational quotes you want. You can spend your days giving yourself affirmations in your heart-shaped mirror and trying to learn to love yourself. You can say your mantra over and over again while sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat. But the truth is, you still won't have the life you want. That's where You're Not That Great (but neither is anyone else) comes in. This ruthlessly funny and straight-talking guide teaches you how to recognise your weaknesses, your regrets and your f*ck-ups in order to live a better life. No regrets? That's BS. If you have no regrets it means you haven't learnt from your mistakes. As JON RONSON says in the book: 'You are your insecurities. I wake up in he morning and it's anxiety that propels me to be my best'. Topics covered include: * How damaging (and stupid) it is to make your goal in life to 'be happy' * That you absolutely DON'T have to love yourself before you love someone else * How you have the power to make yourself feel like shit and how to use that power 'Any antithesis to the vat of self-book books that proclaim to deliver happiness by smiling more, is welcome. Here, Elan Gale takes a break from his day job producing US reality TV shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, to deliver a straight-talking guide that encourages you to find your weaknesses, regrets and your f*ck-ups in order to live a better life.' GQ Australia 'Elan's collection of insights is the hilarious, engaging and necessary dose of reality that's been missing from our lives' AMANDA SEYFRIED

F Ck Feelings

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Author: Michael Bennett, MD
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476789991
Size: 53.39 MB
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F Ck Feelings by Michael Bennett, MD

Original Title: F Ck Feelings

The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life's impossible problems. Need to stop screwing up? Feel like you're under a loser's curse? Work with an ass? Want to clear your name or get justice, rescue an addicted person, get closure after childhood abuse, get a lover to commit, not ruin your kid? Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right. Life is hard. It's not fair. Our feelings cloud our rationality, and we become tangled in our efforts to achieve the impossible or change the unchangeable. In this groundbreaking, entirely sensible, and funny book, the Bennetts open the shrinks' secret solution manual and show you how to find a new kind of freedom by working toward realistic goals and doing the best with what you can control. They address the most common problems Dr. Bennett's patients bring to his private practice—problems with family, love, work, self-esteem, garden variety assholes, and more—and give you a script for going forward. With no-bullshit advice from a Harvard-educated shrink freed of all jargon and patronization by his smart-ass, comedy writer daughter,F*ck Feelings is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for.

Teenage Shooters

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Author: Travis Barrett
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434382796
Size: 26.20 MB
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Teenage Shooters by Travis Barrett

Original Title: Teenage Shooters

Teenage Shooters is about Freddy Louche's world. Who is Freddy Louche? If you asked him he would tell you that he is an all-American teenage loser who lives in a neighborhood populated by gangbangers and bullies. He hates school because the classes are boring and many of the students are intimidators. But there are three things Freddy loves: his skateboard, his video games, and his father.His skateboard is a Serial Killer which sports an image of Charles Manson. In a strange way Freddy never feels alone when he is riding Manson, who is also his protector, at least until that fateful night when Freddy's life begins to rapidly unravel.Resident Evil is Freddy's favorite video games because in the world of survival horror he can defend himself against the zombies and other monsters that remind him of the cretin bullies who hang out in the corridors of his school and the thugs that roam the streets of his city, a city that is in many ways like Raccoon City, which was also an all-American city until the walking dead and other beasties took control of its streets.Freddy's father is the one adult Freddy can always depend upon. Unfortunately, Mr. Louche, like the school authorities and the police, cannot protect his son from the thugs and bullies who constantly harass him. Thus, a time finally comes when Freddy and his loser friends must take on their tormentors.

The Demon

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Author: Hubert Selby
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers
Size: 24.93 MB
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The Demon by Hubert Selby

Original Title: The Demon

Harry White is a man haunted. As he succeeds in climbing the social ladder through a good marriage and a good corporate job, the more desperate he becomes as adultery and petty crime lead to bigger things. Selby is the author of Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Room, and Song of the Silent Snow.

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