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release date: Oct 15, 2007
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Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul: Humor and Inspiration for Moms Who Juggle It All (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Mom's Work Is Never Done

Whether you work full time or part time, in an office or from your home, or are a stay-at-home moms Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul is for you.

The stories found in this heartwarming book are from women who, day in and day out, juggle and balance their careers and their families. Whether it's a busy day at the office, followed by music lessons and baseball practice, preparing dinner, or helping with homework, then snuggling and tucking in the little ones, life for a working mom is a busy one. But it is also an enriching and rewarding life, and the stories shared in this book by working moms will show you that it's not important to be 'Super Mom' all the time, just some of the time!

release date: May 27, 2008
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The Unlikely Lavender Queen: A Memoir of Unexpected Blossoming
“I couldn’t help but question how I’d gotten to this strange spot in my life, so far from what I’d expected for myself. Yes, there had been a heady romance a few years back. Then a slew of subsequent decisions, fueled by love and yearnings I didn’t even know I had. But I never, ever would have suspected that this was where the sum total of them would bring me. That afternoon a new doubt dripped into my mind. When do you know, I wondered, whether the choices you’ve made were the right ones?”

In 1990, Jeannie Ralston was a successful magazine writer and bona fide city girl—the type of woman who couldn't imagine living on soil not shaded by skyscrapers. By 1994, she had called off an engagement, married Robb, a National Geographic photographer, and was living in Blanco Texas, population 1600.

The Unlikely Lavender Queen is the intimate story of a woman who gives up a lot for the man she loves – her beloved blue state, bagels and all-night bodegas—only to have to wonder: Was it too much? Ralston offers a lively chronicle of her life as a wife, new mother and an urban settler in rural Texas. As she labors to convert a dilapidated barn into a livable home, deal with scorpions and unbearably hot summers, raise two young children while Robb is frequently away on assignment, she realizes her ultimate struggle is to reconcile her life plans and goals with her husband’s without coming out the proverbial loser. And just when it seems like she might be losing that fight--and herself-- a little purple bloom changes her life.

For centuries lavender has been a mystical herb, so valuable to ancient Romans that a bushel would cost nearly a month’s wages. But when Robb returns from a trip to Provence with a plan for growing lavender on their land, Ralston is not convinced—in fact the last thing she needed or wanted was to take up farming on top of everything else. Then, much to her surprise, she slowly but surely falls in love with lavender, and in the course of growing and selling blooms, hosting the public at the farm, and creating lavender products, she discovers a new side of herself. A few short years later, Ralston had built Hill Country Lavender, a thriving commercial enterprise that transforms both her little corner of Texas and her life.

The Unlikely Lavender Queen will resonate with all women who have faced the tough choices that come with “having it all” and secretly (or not so secretly) hoped for great adventure to come along and surprise them. Ralston’s honest, funny, and poignant memoir is a testament to the fact that such adventures await us around every bend in life.
release date: Sep 01, 1987
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Wall Street Bull
Provides humorous definitions of a variety of terms and phrases associated with the stock market
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release date: Sep 01, 1995
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Sex For Dummies (...for Dummies Business and General Reference Book)
You're no dummy when it comes to sex, right? And yet there are sexual partners who don't know how to please themselves or each other, thousands of sexually transmitted diseases spread, and a million unwanted prognancies each year in the U.S.

That's why for more than 20 years, Dr. Ruth K. Westhiemer has traveled the world bringing her message of sexual literacy to millions of people who need informaiton on love, relationships, and sex, but have been too afraid to ask. Now, For Dummies has partnered with world-famous sex maven, Dr. Ruth, to bring you this down-to-earth, educational, and informative guide to sex in the '90s.

Starting with the basics, Dr. Rugh covers it all, from procreation to puberty to courtship and commitment. She gives you no-nonsense tips, advice, techniques, and suggestion for how to find the right partner, how to keep the romance alive, how to enjoy sex well into the golden years, and how to explore your own sexuality. With helpful case studies and icons, Dr. Ruth cuts thorough all the jargon and medical terminology to provide you with clear and concise information in a fun and easy-to-read format.

Inside, you'll discover how to:

  • Talk to kids and teenagers about safer sex
  • Keep the romantic fires burning with gifts, getaways, and more
  • Explore family planning options
  • Discuss the topic of HIV and AIDS with your partner
  • Make foreplay and afterplay a normal part of your lovemaking
  • Avoid catching a sexually transmitted disease
  • Address male and female "problems" like impotency and infertility
  • Maintain an active sex life in the face of medical or physical disabilities
  • Explore sex on-line: fun for you, safety for your kids
release date: Mar 13, 2008
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St. Trinian's: The Entire Appalling Business
A complete collection of Lilliput magazine drawings based on the boarding school residents of St. Trinian's is a compendium of darkly comic depictions of young women embodying both polished manners and decidedly human vices.
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release date: Aug 02, 2002
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Family Business:  For Better Or For Worse Collection
For fans who have read For Better or For Worse, the Patterson family is like their own family. Full of love and humor, the Canadian clan embodies the ups and downs of everyday family life: John and Elly facing the reality of being middle-aged; daughter Elizabeth becoming more independent on her own at college; son Michael secretly marrying his longtime love, Deanna; and daughter April learning how to deal with a bully. The strip expresses life at its most heartwarming and humorous. In Family Business, the Pattersons gather forces to buy and reorganize a toy store where Elly has worked for years. Through their efforts to clean out the basement, put a miniature train display in the front window, and add hobby supplies, the Pattersons learn even more about their relationships with each other. As Grandpa Jim tells April, "What, with the new business, John's model trains, Mike's love life, Elizabeth, and you, there's never a dull moment!" Over the years, Lynn Johnston has been lauded for her realistic portrayal of family life and for approaching serious subjects with honesty and compassion. Farley, the family dog, for example, died after heroically rescuing April in 1995. Elly's father, Jim, moved in with the family after his wife died, and finally started dating again. For Better or For Worse resonates with families everywhere.
release date: Sep 07, 2020
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Cartooning: The art and the business
An expanded and updated edition of The Arbor House Book of Cartooning (1983), acclaimed by both critics and professionals. "A definite help to anyone who would like to be a cartoonist."--Charles M. Schulz.
release date: Dec 02, 2008
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Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America
From the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting satire of the last century, MAKE 'EM LAUGH illuminates who we are as a nation by exploring what makes us laugh, and why. Authors Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor draw on countless sources to chronicle the past century of American comedy and the geniuses who created and performed it-melding biography, American history, and a lotta laughs into an exuberant, important book.

Each of the six chapters focuses a different style or archetype of comedy, from the slapstick pratfalls of Buster Keaton and Lucille Ball through the wiseguy put-downs of Groucho Marx and Larry David, to the incendiary bombshells of Mae West and Richard Pryor . And at every turn the significance of these comedians-smashing social boundaries, challenging the definition of good taste, speaking the truth to the powerful-is vividly tangible. MAKE 'EM LAUGH is more than a compendium of American comic genius; it is a window onto the way comedy both reflects the world and changes it-one laugh at a time.

Starting from the groundbreaking PBS series, the authors have gone deeper into the works and lives of America's great comic artists, with biographical portraits, archival materials, cultural overviews, and rare photos. Brilliantly illustrated, with insights (and jokes) from comedians, writers and producers, along with film, radio, television, and theater historians, MAKE 'EM LAUGH is an indispensible, definitive book about comedy in America.

release date: Mar 21, 2011
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Why I Love My Job: Blank Gag Book
Why I Love My Job is the perfect joke gift for employees at any job! This book is BLANK on the inside, joking that the recipient of this book loves NOTHING about their job! Our Blank Gag Books are funny, clever and can ultimately be used as a wacky notebook or useful journal… or simply left out for others to get a laugh again and again.

As you can see from the artwork, this is a high quality gag book loaded with hilarious testimonials and messages on the front and back of the cover. Every sentence pertains to this funny gift but does not quite give it away until it is opened.

We have numerous titles ranging from education, birthdays, relationships, finance, family, parenting, government, work and more. They make a perfect gift for any age! Why I Love My Job makes a perfect office party gift, new employee gift or funny notebook for the office.

Blank Gag Books was created by Rich Ferguson, an award winning magician, author and host of numerous best selling DVDs and books. See our site at
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release date: Jan 01, 1987
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