And we’re all lucky she did.” —Nell Scovell, author of Just the Funny Parts In her first-ever graphic memoir, four-time Emmy-winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe unearths her treasured diaries, long kept under lock and key, to ...
Author: Merrill Markoe
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
“Merrill Markoe got all the talent. In addition to being an Emmy-award winning comedy writer, she's also a top-notch artist. We Saw Scenery is revealing, sad, funny, and, above all, relatable. Merrill captures the experience of a young woman finding—and holding onto—her own voice. And we’re all lucky she did.” —Nell Scovell, author of Just the Funny Parts In her first-ever graphic memoir, four-time Emmy-winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe unearths her treasured diaries, long kept under lock and key, to illustrate the hilarious story of her preteen and teen years and how she came to realize that her secret power was her humor. Wielding her layered and comically absurd style, Markoe takes readers back through her time as a Girl Scout, where she learned that “scouting” was really more about learning housewifery skills, to her earliest crushes on uniquely awful boys and her growing obsession with television. Much has changed in our world since Markoe wrote in her diaries, or has it? Climate change wasn’t yet a rallying call, but the growing hole in the ozone preoccupied Markoe’s young mind. No one was flocking to the desert for Burning Man, but Markoe readily partook in the Ken Kesey Acid Test. As she charts the divide between her adolescence and adulthood, Markoe questions and berates her younger self, revealing how much is opaque to us in those young years. Perfect for fans of Roz Chast, Allie Brosh, and Lynda Barry, We Saw Scenery is a laugh-out-loud story of a girl growing up, told from the perspective of the woman she became, and it will speak to all who wanted to understand themselves in the midst of their own maturing.
I've no doubt they thought so . minded us so much of ourselves when we first " O , I can't tell you the half we saw - scenery came to New Mexico . These tenderfeet would to right of us , scenery to left of us , scenery in look out and ...
Our Bergen friends had marked out a few places which they thought might answer for us , and we tried them one after the other . We saw scenery of infinite variety - now among precipices so vast that the yacht seemed dwarfed into a cock ...
Not rich , ' he said , ' but plenty who can have everything they wish for . ... We saw scenery of infinite variety -now among precipices so vast that the yacht seemed dwarfed into a cock - boat ; now in sunny bays with softer outlines ...
When the branches are freshly cut it well deserves the former name as they have a most objectionable smell . ... lying along the telegraph line is the Central Australian highway ( Plate 2 ) still everything we saw - scenery , plants and ...
From Chillon we walked through very picturesque scenery on to Villeneuve , where we were rejoined by dear Madam N- ... We saw the beautiful fall of Pissevache , which from a height of 200 feet precipitates itself into the valley of the ...
We have some history north of the Bay. Nearly three centuries and a ... Farther up the coast, in Sonoma County, we pilgrimaged to the sites of the Russian settlements. ... We went to see where history had been made, and we saw scenery ...
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Good Press
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lumbermen were at work among larger trees than The former is somewhat similar to the wood of any we had seen on the ... they are halved by a long vertical saw , scenery of the Coast Range to its terminus at and then by pairs of large ...
He , however , led us out of our way a mile or two , which we did not afterwards regret , as we saw the different scenery of two routes : he led us over a plain filled with sand and stones , called sô - di , ( " the sand plain ” ) .
The Manitoba is about the size of one of the Clyde clouds as they had lain thousands of years ago . steamers ... Passing through this picturesque town on the north coast - I saw that the shore scenery , we soon got to Bruce mines .
After some time when subjectivity returns, distance is again established and scenery and beauty become objects. And we say that we saw something beautiful or we savor as an echo the thing we call beauty. Western science has assumed ...
Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
With Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now access in a single volume the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed throughout history. Leading scholars in the field have translated selections from the writings of more than a hundred philosophical thinkers from all eras and schools of thought, many of them available in English for the first time. The Sourcebook editors have set out to represent the entire Japanese philosophical tradition—not only the broad spectrum of academic philosophy dating from the introduction of Western philosophy in the latter part of the nineteenth century, but also the philosophical ideas of major Japanese traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The philosophical significance of each tradition is laid out in an extensive overview, and each selection is accompanied by a brief biographical sketch of its author and helpful information on placing the work in its proper context. The bulk of the supporting material, which comprises nearly a quarter of the volume, is given to original interpretive essays on topics not explicitly covered in other chapters: cultural identity, samurai thought, women philosophers, aesthetics, bioethics. An introductory chapter provides a historical overview of Japanese philosophy and a discussion of the Japanese debate over defining the idea of philosophy, both of which help explain the rationale behind the design of the Sourcebook. An exhaustive glossary of technical terminology, a chronology of authors, and a thematic index are appended. Specialists will find information related to original sources and sinographs for Japanese names and terms in a comprehensive bibliography and general index. Handsomely presented and clearly organized for ease of use, Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook will be a cornerstone in Japanese studies for decades to come. It will be an essential reference for anyone interested in traditional or contemporary Japanese culture and the way it has shaped and been shaped by its great thinkers over the centuries.
“Standing out front, we saw John Wilkes Booth come out of the theatre and enter a nearby restaurant. ... raising his right arm, he muttered a few words and quickly disappeared in the scenery on the left of the stage.
Author: Timothy Sean Good
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
On the evening of 14 April 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and periodicals, here is a collection of accounts from a variety of theatergoers - who by chance saw one of the truly pivotal events in U. S. history. Providing minute first-hand details recorded over a span of ninety years, We Saw Lincoln Shot explores a subject that will forever be debated. With a sharp focus upon the circumstances reported by one hundred actual witnesses, We Saw Lincoln Shot provides vivid documentation of a momentous evening and exposes errors that have been perpetuated as the assassination has been rendered into written histories.
Man brought in the grass , the trees , the water , the fertilizer that led to the beautiful scenery we saw . That is what can be done with that kind of an area . We saw the same sort of thing in Idaho . One of the deepest interests that ...
I let my fingertips trace its edges and turned it over again and again as I watched the scenery fly by outside the VW's windows. As we got closer, we saw more people who looked like they were heading to the same place we were.
Author: Brian Herberger
Publisher: Bublish, Inc.
Having her father away in Vietnam wasn't easy for Bets, but she soon discovers having him back home comes with its own set of problems. When a letter from her friend Emmie arrives along with a ticket to the Woodstock Music Festival, Bets has a tough decision to make. Should she stick it out back home or leave her problems behind for a cross-country adventure?There's a lot happening in 1969, and figuring it all out is complicated. The people Bets encounters all have their own perspectives, each changing the way Bets thinks about the war in Vietnam, the problems America is dealing with, and her own problems at home.
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Of the former we saw immense quantities . The sylvan scenery of the Douro principally consists of pine , oak , chestnut , and olive trees , intermixed with which are occasionally seen cork - trees , and a profusion of myrtles adorning ...
191 taken prisoner and delivered ; and at every interval of the action , they all united in a dance , the step of which ... and as we descended the beautiful defile which separates the last mentioned place from Pierrefitte , we saw this ...
The scenery changed very slowly until we saw hills far away in the distance. At times the train, barely moving faster then walking pace, climbed very slowly and circuitously up into the hills. There were palms and banana trees, ...
Author: David Russell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Among the countries we served in during our National Service time were the United Kingdom, Europe, West Africa and the Far East. Only Kevin O’Sullivan saw active service. He describes the shock and the violence of ambushing terrorists while on patrol in Malaya. Michael Crowe in the navy visited more places than anyone and Barry Brown spent eighteen months in multi-cultural and vibrant West Africa travelling in Nigeria and the Gold Coast (Ghana). We all describe varying frustrations with the Services, which we responded to with cynicism and humour. But we all agree that it was an interesting and enjoyable experience and David Russell speaks for all of us when he writes that his understanding of the human condition was broadened enormously.
We saw some ruins , but none of interest ; the towns presented nothing remarkable ; there were some magnificent - looking convents . Now and then the scenery was good , but in general the country is flat and unvaried .