A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir and New York Times bestseller by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram stories...Imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” (The New Yorker). There’s no stopping Busy Philipps. From the time she was two and “aced out in her nudes” to explore the neighborhood (as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak), Busy has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun. These qualities led her to leave Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of nineteen to pursue her passion for acting in Hollywood. But much like her painful and painfully funny teenage years, chasing her dreams wasn’t always easy and sometimes hurt more than a little. In a memoir “that often reads like a Real World confessional or an open diary” (Kirkus Reviews), Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood. But Busy also brings to the page her sly sense of humor and the unshakeable sense that disappointment shouldn’t stand in her way—even when she’s knocked down both figuratively and literally (from a knee injury at her seventh-grade dance to a violent encounter on the set of Freaks and Geeks). The rough patches in her life are tempered by times of hilarity and joy: leveraging a flawless impression of Cher from Clueless into her first paid acting gig, helping reinvent a genre with cult classic Freaks and Geeks, becoming fast friends with Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men–themed hallucination, and of course, how her Instagram stories became “the most addictive thing on the internet right now” (Cosmopolitan). Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood—“if you think you know Busy from her Instagram stories, you don’t know the half of it” (Jenni Konner). Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From “candid tales of celebrity life, mom life, and general Busy-ness” (W Magazine), This Will Only Hurt a Little “is everything we’ve been dying to hear about” (Bustle).
A refreshing, realistic view of rural Americana in the mid-20th century, Toe Jam Days provides a wonderfully-written account of growing up in a simpler time. This autobiographical work highlights the events of childhood, adolescence and early-adulthood, providing a glimpse of the heartaches and triumphs of the author and his extended family. The reader will definitely identify with many of the true-to-life situations and relationships described in this book.
Real Owls Don't Bark is a charming, quirky, and sometimes deeply moving collection of true stories that will convince anyone that who we are and what matters is often shaped by the most ordinary people and events we encounter in our daily lives. Drawn from years of hilarious and thoughtful travelogues he wrote as a communications consultant, author Paul Heagen provides intriguing insights into communications in business and life as you journey with him when he learns: The generosity of a toothless fruit vendor in Hong Kong The importance of getting out of your element during a biker rally in Nevada The value of context from a memorable round of golf in the morning fog The role of significance from an elderly Parisian couple's modest wooden jewelry box Whether you're a parent, a professional, or just a person who likes to think more about the everyday events in our lives, Real Owls Don't Bark will help you understand that all of us have stories that have a lasting influence in our lives, as well as the lives of others. "A witty and charming velvet hammer for what really matters in life." -Margaret Pollard, PhD, psychologist and family counselor "You never know as you turn each page if you'll laugh or cry, but you'll definitely think." -Mary Nixon, Vice President-Finance, KFC "This is a must-read for any leader-or anyone, for that matter-who is open to what everyday life can teach us." -Mike Monahan, Executive Director, Life Success Seminars
Prepare for phlebotomy certification and licensure exam success with Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive review book has 1,500 questions. A new pretest provides an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a mock certification exam at the end of the book tests your knowledge of necessary information. Organized into chapters that correlate with the trusted textbook by Warekois and Robinson, each chapter includes a content review followed by multiple-choice questions, each with an answer, a rationale, and a page-number reference to information in the companion textbook. An Evolve website offers even more opportunity to practice ,with all the questions in the book plus 500 extra and the ability to sort by category or test in study or exam modes. 100-question mock certification exam at the end of the book allows you to test your comprehension of the material and identify areas of strength and weakness to target study. Answers, rationales, and page-number references to the trusted companion test by Warekois and Robinson help you understand why your selected answer was right or wrong and strengthen your knowledge of key exam content areas. The Evolve site provides you with myriad opportunities for practice. With all the text questions plus an additional 500, you can take tests in exam or study mode and sort questions by category or chapter to tailor practice to your individual needs. Organized by chapters, each begins with a content review to break the subject of phlebotomy into manageable areas. Multiple-choice questions with answers and rationales in each chapter test your comprehension of the material. NEW! 1,500 questions provide you with even more opportunities for testing yourself and reinforcing the content. NEW! 100-question pretest at the beginning of the book lets you assess where you stand from the start so you can target your study accordingly. NEW! Photos and line drawings throughout the book illustrate what is being discussed and help you learn more about the equipment you will encounter on the job.
Release on 2012-12-06 | by Susanne A. Denham,Rosemary Burton
Author: Susanne A. Denham,Rosemary Burton
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
- Theoretical foundations, explanations and practical guides for implementation of social and emotional programming in early childhood settings - Review of all extant programming for both in-class and parenting applications to further social and emotional development during early childhood - Chapters presenting the major components of emotional competence are followed directly by another chapter detailing applications, or "lessons from the field."
A young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost? Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering water. Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved. When Ruby meets Ford—an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer—she longs to run away with him to the modern world where she could live a normal teenage life. Escape with Ford would be so simple. But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death. She, alone, possesses the secret ingredient that makes the water so special—her blood—and it's the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without. Drought is the haunting story of one community's thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.
Syndicated gay humorist Kevin Isom is back—with more hilarious and thought-provoking takes on queer life. In this follow-up to his book Tongue in Cheek and Other Places: A Seriously Humorous Look at Queer Life, Isom takes a cue from his latest interest—couples dancing—and looks at queer life as a dance. From chapters like Couples Waltz (a mostly upbeat dance with occasional dips and unexpected turns) to Last Tango (when your dance partnership has exceeded its sell-by date), and from Lead or Follow (stereotypes just can’t boogie) to Queer as Polka (sometimes it’s just plain odd), Isom shows us a Dancin’ Queen who knows how to get into the gay groove. Tap your toe to the rhythm, and read on, baby! Kevin Isom is the author of Tongue in Cheek and Other Places: A Seriously Humorous Look at Queer Life. His syndicated humor column, “Tongue in Cheek,” appears in gay and lesbian newspapers and magazines across the United States, Australia, and Canada. His upcoming book is a novel titled Like Fruit on the Vine, and he may be reached at [email protected]