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The Meaning of Liffwas the bestselling humour book that resulted. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies and remains to this day, nearly thirty years later, a much-loved classic of its kind. *And, indeed, Liff
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In Life* there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist. On the other hand, the world is littered with thousands of spare words which spend their time doing nothing but loafing about on signposts pointing at places. Douglas Adams and John Lloyd saw it as their job to get these words down off the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings and so on, where they could start earning their keep in everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society. The Meaning of Liffwas the bestselling humour book that resulted. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies and remains to this day, nearly thirty years later, a much-loved classic of its kind. *And, indeed, Liff
Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter.
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'The Bell Jar' is a classic of American literature, with over two million copies sold in this country. This extraordinary work chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood - brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful - but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time. Step by careful step, Sylvia Plath takes us with Esther through a painful month in New York as a contest-winning junior editor on a magazine, her increasingly strained relationships with her mother and the boy she dated in college, and eventually, devastatingly, into the madness itself. The reader is drawn into her breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is rare in any novel. It points to the fact that The Bell Jar is a largely autobiographical work about Plath's own summer of 1953, when she was a guest editor at Mademoiselle and went through a breakdown. It reveals so much about the sources of Sylvia Plath's own tragedy that its publication was considered a landmark in literature.
Author Christie Mellor solves all the fundamental parenting issues with a wry, dry and funny twist.Illustrated with the author's charming, vintage paper-doll collages, The Three-Martini Playdate includes simple recipes, such as the Adult ...
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A satirical parenting manual based on the idea that children are coddled too much, The Three-Martini Playdate presents a more relaxed and useful attitude to child-rearing. Author Christie Mellor solves all the fundamental parenting issues with a wry, dry and funny twist.Illustrated with the author's charming, vintage paper-doll collages, The Three-Martini Playdate includes simple recipes, such as the Adult Punch in the chapter "Children's Parties: Not Just for Children." Parents and parents-to-be will find wit but also sensible advice in every chapter, including "The Child at a Social Event," "Don't, Like, Waste My Time," "The Family at Table," "Convenient Food for the Harried Parent," "Screaming: Is It Necessary?" and "Bedtime: Is Five-Thirty P.M. Too Early?"