Life, Death and Other Funny Stories

Life, Death and Other Funny Stories

Best-selling crime author Amanda Howard turns her attentions to the macabre stories about life, death, and everything in between. Stories include the weird, the wacky and the downright bizarre in a book of horror, history and the hysterical. From the daredevil that died after slipping on an orange peel to a crocodile that survived a plane crash.

Mind Your Head: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Suicidal Queer Christian Missionary Kid

Mind Your Head: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Suicidal Queer Christian Missionary Kid

What happens when a homosexual is brought up in a homophobic religion? In Mind Your Head, the author shares her unforgettable transformation from Jordan Callow, a suicidal anorexic, self-mutilating drug addict, to Jordan Cosmo, a healthy, enlightened, and empowered queer feminist. Born into the family of conservative Christian missionary parents, Jordan was raised to believe that she must obey God above all else, and that homosexuality had no place in His kingdom. But Jordan knew she was queer. She didn’t feel like a normal girl on the inside. And she didn’t look like a normal girl on the outside. Despite compulsively praying that God would correct her, she continued to look like a boy and think like a lesbian. Honest, thought-provoking, and revolutionary, this story will change the way we relate to our queer youth, and more specifically, whether or not we continue to allow religious entities to brainwash them towards self-destruction.

I Shudder

And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey

I Shudder

I Shudder is a side-splittingly funny collection of essays from Paul Rudnick, one of America’s preeminent humorists. Rudnick, who writes for The New Yorker and has written the screenplays for the films In and Out, Sister Act, and Addams Family Values, shares his hilarious observations on life in New York City and New Jersey, the perils of show business, and dealing with one’s family, however crazy they may be. As David Sedaris says, “There’s no book wiser or half as funny as I Shudder.”

Best of the Best American Poetry

25th Anniversary Edition

Best of the Best American Poetry

Presents an anthology of one hundred top-selected poems culled from the poetry publication's first quarter century, and offers insight into the art form's flourishing status.

Death on the Doorstep and Other Stories

A Trial Lawyer's Memoir

Death on the Doorstep and Other Stories

A darkly funny, insightful, compelling, and well-written book about what it's really like to practice as a criminal defense attorney on the front lines of American justice. From the profound (a man accused of murder for shooting a masked gunman who attacks him and his wife on their doorstep) to the ridiculous (a major Federal investigation into fishermen shooting cormorants), Ed Menkin's memoir is told with humor, wisdom, and insight. It will have you questioning everything you ever thought you knew about how our criminal justice system really works. It brings to vivid life lawyers, judges, and crooks, revealing their character, their demeanor, their authentic speech, and their seriocomic lives.

Life, Death and Other Trivia

Life, Death and Other Trivia

Politically incorrect opinions, observations, sexual adventures and solutions to world problems, written from the standpoint of a wicked octogenarian. Funny, irreverant and guaranteed to amuse and offend practically everybody.

There's More to Life Than This

Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight About the Other Side from the Long Island Medium

There's More to Life Than This

Blending together personal stories, anecdotes, and client readings, the star of TLC's "Long Island Medium" shares her world and her gift of communicating with those who have crossed over to the other side.

My Dad Is Dead: And Other Funny Stories

My Dad Is Dead: And Other Funny Stories

Death. It's a part of life and something we all must accept. Whether it be our own demise or losing a loved one, the experience of death is both sobering and surreal. My Dad is Dead is a group of related short stories that explore that dichotomy through the eyes of a kid. In George Verongos's second book, he turns childhood memories into "fictionally enhanced" tales (he made us say that, he's trying to make it a thing). With one foot in memoir and the other in fiction, My Dad is Dead recounts the experiences of the author as a young boy (I always wanted to say that) growing up as the last of four children, and the only boy, to Greek-American parents. Set in the Midwest, the breadbasket of America, during the 70s and 80s, MDID takes you on a journey of preadolescence and all its trials and tribulations culminating in the sudden death of the author's father. If you like your accents thick, your humor dark, and your tears jerked(?), My Dad is Dead and Other Funny Stories is for you.

Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories Level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library

Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories Level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library

A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott. Everybody has bad dreams. Horrible things move towards you in the dark, things you can hear but not see. Then you wake up, in your own warm bed, and turn over to go back to sleep. But imagine that you wake up on a hard floor, in a darkness blacker than the blackest night. You listen to the silence, and smell a wet dead smell. Death is all around you, waiting . . .In these stories by Edgar Allan Poe, death whispers at you from every dark corner, and fear can send you mad . . .