Anyone can be forgotten. No matter how wonderful they are, no matter how unlikely they brim with kindness and inner beauty, you can get over anyone. The only trick is really wanting to.
This is what Harold believes. He has no choice…
Severe introvert by day, misguided dating guru by night, Harold starts a Youtube channel to workshop his elaborate strategies for seducing Emma, the girl of his dreams. But when he finally works up the courage to ask her out, he discovers that Emma is only using him to get fodder for her own dating blog – the one she’s set up to test ways to seduce Leopold.
As it turns out, Leopold is actually one of Harold’s dedicated followers. When he savagely misunderstands and mis-applies Harold’s advice, he suddenly finds himself hugely successful with the ladies, Emma included.
Faced with this strange new problem, Harold comes up with what he believes to be the strategy to end all strategies.
Apocalypse All the Time is post-post-apocalypticism. The apocalypse happens on a weekly (if not daily) basis and Marshall is sick of it. Life is constantly in peril, constantly disrupted, but nothing significant every really happens as a result. It's always handled. Marshall wants out; he wants it all to end. In short, the book explores what about the end times holds such fascination for humanity and what impact such a fascination has on the way we live our lives.
"Lying to Children is perfect for fans of Tom Perrota, Jonathan Tropper and Nora Ephron. It ll have you experiencing happiness, laughter, sadness, heartache, and every emotion in between." -Redbook
A fictional father writes letters to his college-aged daughter and son remembering events, large and small, from their family s past in the poignant and hilarious Lying to Children. This collection of sometimes outrageous, sometimes sad, often heartwarming interconnected vignettes features a delightful confessional celebration of family life told in stories from a dad's unique perspective. Centered around the untruths parents regularly tell their kids in an effort to protect (or silence) them--from "Daddy Loves his Job" to "There's a Jolly Fat Man who Brings You Presents (Assembly Required)"--Lying to Children is an unforgettable familial history filled with laughter, tears, and life lessons, and brimming over with a somewhat-less-than-perfect suburban dad's unwavering love.
Stand in line for concessions and confessions as you take a peek behind the curtains of a movie theater! With bizarre tales of popcorn-throwing guests, damsels in distress, and lost articles of clothing, this is the guide you’ll wish others had read before they had left the house. From Box Office to the ending credits, you’ll get Insider Tips from a seasoned movie theater employee to make the most of your experience. Laugh along as you walk the popcorn-strewn hallways, and shake your head at the craziness that is the movie theater.
What do you get when six retirees find themselves trucked off (not entirely willingly) on a get-acquainted trip before moving into Cedar Branch Retirement Community? A week of outlandish fiascos, hilarious revenge, memorable tears, and most important... laughter. Derrick St. Clair, a social worker for CBC, has led many trips for this eccentric community, but never experienced a crew of new residents like these. One thing of many that Derrick didn’t expect was falling in love with co-worker Katlyn Rose, only to have his crew of creative seniors take advantage of his distraction to plan their own trip, including stealing the van and rearranging the attitudes of three disrespectful young men. With a lady’s man from Manhattan, two kooky sisters from Arkansas, a grumpy husband from Alabama, and a quiet recent widower from Atlanta, Derrick will find this week one for the books. Take a trip with Cedar Branch and fall in love with the characters that now reside in the number-one retirement community in the South. Who knows—you just might make plans to move in.
Beloved 'Town of Chelm' Returns in World's First Definitive Encyclopedia of Chelm Stories!
After enjoying decades of acclaim in the pages of the acclaimed weekly newspaper, THE JEWISH PRESS, the lovable, side-splitting tales from the legendary town of Chelm have been collected in the world's first encyclopedia of Chelm stories. This new treasury of Jewish wit and whimsy brims with over 150 stories straight out of the fabled town of Chelm - the place where solving life's practical problems was never a straightforward affair, but rather a rollicking journey into the inane.
The world's first 408-page definitive encyclopedia of Chelm stories re-acquaints readers with the unforgettable characters that everyone's come to know and love, including, 'The Wise Sage of Chelm,' and fumbling 'Shepsil.' The simple-minded, 'Mottel the Tailor," and riotous, "Berel the Terrible." In all, original writer and creator, Arnold Fine's, recipe for simple and clean Jewish humor still delivers, and with so many stories gathered together in one book, 'The Silly World of Chelm,' is guaranteed to provide hours of fun and enjoyment for the whole family. In the new 8x10 large-format book, with a uniquely decorated padded cover, you'll read about the, 'Green-Eyed Monster,' and 'The Adventures of Kunkle and Munkle.' You'll enjoy the hilarious tale of 'The Mayor's Shoes,' and learn about the formation of the 'Worriers of Chelm,' plus dozens and dozens of more popular tales.
"The brilliantly conceived, eccentric scenarios have, for decades, left readers of all ages in stitches with helpless laughter, all the while leaving them scratching their heads in wonderment," explains Zalman Goldstein, author of other children's titles such as, 'The Sultan's Trap' and the popular 'Uncle Yossi's Big Book of Stories' series. "Being able to provide good, kosher humor for everyone is a privilege that is difficult to pass up. In this regard, 'The Silly World of Chelm,' really delivers!"
From the Errors of Others is a collection of crisp, witty, and slyly informative essays for grownups with a sense of humor. The subject is communication--good, bad, and patently bizarre. The author is Rebecca Lyles, an experienced editor but not a wrist-slapping schoolmarm.
Neither giggly nor ponderous, she eagerly tells tales out of school. There are boneheads and blowhards in our midst, she says, but we don't have to take them seriously. And we certainly don't have to imitate them.
Andy Martello has heard this question over a thousand times. Martello is the self-proclaimed most famous non-famous person in the world. In an entertainment career spanning well over 30 years, he has had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the biggest names in television, movies, sports, politics, and music. Stupid Stories About Famous People details the ridiculous things he has said or done when interacting with the world’s biggest celebrities and offers humorous, heartfelt anecdotes of what brought him, a struggling entertainer, face-to-face with these entertainment icons.
What would you say if you met Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jordan, or Ted Kennedy? How would you handle having lunch with Tony Curtis? What would you do if you suddenly had to sing the blues with Buddy Guy? These are Andy Martello’s Stupid Stories About Famous People.
Eighty percent of modern, middle-aged men are having what is known as a midlife crisis. These men represent the highest concentration of wealth, the longest terms of unemployment and (drum roll please) the highest rate of suicide. They also represent over four million inappropriate gold stud earrings, seventeen billion individual hair transplants and eight thousand miles of hairy muffin top. These are the MIDMEN.
MIDMEN is more than just an informative self help book for a growing, if rapidly balding, generation. It's a frank - okay downright rude - collection of facts, quizzes and anecdotes that offers readers a way to identify what really matters in life and get it scheduled in.
MIDMEN keeps its readers laughing as it spoon-feeds them genuine survival information. Covering areas as diverse as health, finance, family and death, MIDMEN hilariously reinforces its reader's sense of well being as they face life's second half.