'Whipsmart, dazzling, darkly comic and deeply touching. I loved it!' Marian Keyes A brilliant new novel from the author of bestselling Where'd You Go, Bernadette, about a woman who wakes up determined to be her best self.Eleanor Flood knows she's a mess. But today will be different. Today she will shower and put on real clothes. She will attend her yoga class after dropping her son, Timby, off at school. She'll see an old friend for lunch. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action - life happens.For today is the day Timby has decided to pretend to be ill to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day surgeon Joe has chosen to tell his receptionist - but not Eleanor - that he's on vacation. And just when it seems that things can't go more awry, a former colleague produces a relic from the past - a graphic memoir with pages telling of family secrets long buried and a sister to whom Eleanor never speaks.The joy, as before, is in the narrative voice... Brilliant set-pieces include a scene of existential despair in CostCo, a flashback to a hideous society wedding in the deep south, and Dr Joe's epiphany during a Seattle Seahawks game.. Semple reaffirms her gift for creating memorable, monstrous characters THE GUARDIAN 20161008Semple, MariaMaria Semple spent fifteen years in Los Angeles as a television writer, working on hit shows including ELLEN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MAD ABOUT YOU and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Her second novel, WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction and won the 2013 Melissa Nathan Award. Maria lives in Seattle.www.mariasemple.com
A wickedly funny sendup of the trendy, pretentious celebrity website GOOP. What is Glop? Glop is a business and a website. But Glop is also a feeling. It's about picking the right expensive organic eye cream that will make you a tall, thin, wealthy blonde WASP who fits seamlessly into the top tiers of high society and sits next to Bono at a 42-course seitan tasting dinner held in a sex dungeon deep beneath the North Pole. Glop is about being conscious to the tiny details of our lives - what to eat, where to buy your cashmere yoga pants, which juice cleanse will remove the most mercury toxins from both your body and your cashmere yoga pants. Glop is about you. In this scathingly humorous parody, Gabrielle Moss skewers the vanity, elitism, and silliness of the lifestyle website everyone loves to hate. Here are favorite recipes, detoxes, activities, cleanses, beauty tips, juice cleanses, vacation destinations, and juice cleanse-detoxes and a selection of hand creams that will open your third eye - plus lots of celebrity namedropping and more. Glop includes everything from the silly to sublime - make-at-home stem cell moisturizing repair masques, weekend colonics, restorative yoga poses (for when Sting is mad at you about that thing you did), and even the freshest bones for your bone broth. Here, too, are G's essential tips on parenthood, relationships, work and finances, entertaining, food (well, maybe not food), spirituality, beauty, fashion, home, gifts, kids, and more. Nothing in Glop is sacred - except for a few Indian cows you can't afford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005677/bk_harp_005677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He is Risen. Rhapsodic, incantatory, and playful. A mish-mash of history, both real and imagined. An epic poem starring yoga aficionado George "Warshington" who turns both inward and towards a cast of characters who inspire his vision of leadership during the crucial year of 1776-77 in Valley of the Forge: his loyal, loving, and patient wife, Martha; the recovering, lovelorn, drunkard, "Mad" Anthony Wayne; his fellow yogi and personal assistant Gibraltar and his wife, Rebekah; the mercurial turncoat, General Toothe; the alluring semi-widow, Mary Hughes Cooney; the gifted sculptor Joe and his muse, Felicia; the magical woods-witch, Miss Kitty, and, finally, local Indian Chief Maddywampus; the true spiritual centerpiece for the newly won territory of "America". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037206/bk_acx0_037206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Come to Silver Hills. Where petting a cat can be a death sentence and yoga is all about survival.Silver Hills senior and singles residence isn’t exactly a boring place. Home to a death predicting cat named Tolstoy, a night manager who may or may not suck blood and float above the floor, a cook with mad voodoo and pie baking powers, and a trio of nosy sleuths who are determined to get to the bottom of the corpse in the library (maybe literally)...some might say things couldn’t get any weirder. Some would be wrong.Dose Vidanya is book one in a fun and engaging murder mystery series with female amateur sleuths and a couple of really entertaining animal sidekicks. If you enjoy your mysteries with twists, turns, and humor, you might want to grab your copy now. I think you'll be happy you did! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Morsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159372/bk_acx0_159372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dawn Downey’s second collection of essays is for everyone who savors down-to-earth stories with a twist of wisdom. Deeply honest and deeply personal, her observations are laced with quirky insights and self-deprecating humor. She draws inspiration from the flu, the garden, bad knees, and bad TV. She explores larger themes of loss and estrangement while retaining a youthful outlook on the vagaries of life and aging. Listeners will journey from the mundane to the metaphysical. Here’s an author who lets us in on her fear of cows. We follow her quest to learn compassion. We share her desire for peace. As she does in her spiritual memoir, Stumbling Toward the Buddha, Downey attempts to understand relationships. In "Forgive Me", she reflects on the meaning of an insincere apology. (“Sorry you're inflexible. Sorry you're mad. Sorry you don't understand my position.”) In "The 2015 Dawn-Mobile", she compares her body to a used car. (“I can ill afford the maintenance: gym memberships, yoga classes, chiropractors, therapists. And still, it backfires.”) In "Samsara", she aims her wit at envy. (“When an upscale lifestyle magazine featured my chic pal’s Los Angeles home, it turned into a sixteen-page, full-color spread of my jealousy. The green-eyed monster drooled all over her Ming porcelain.”) And in "Cemetery Song", she has a conversation with her mother, who died in her fifties. (“You seldom laughed, and now I understand, now that I'm older than you ever got to be. Do you like my hair?”) Dawn Downey’s narratives describe the ties that bind us, even if we have not met. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Downey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114870/bk_acx0_114870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Collection of poems, lyrics and ideas, gathered from travels through war zones and different geographies, both human and terrestrial experiencesDavid Sye Biography,David has been practicing yoga for over 30 years.He is of Russian descent, the son of a scientist mother and an international artiste/performer father.In 1990 he moved to Yogoslavia to work as a radio journalist on a non-political radio station, whilst also teaching yoga classes in Belgrade. Circumstances conspired to the point where he found himself caught up in the middle of the Bosnian war.David arrived back in the UK in 1995, and for the longest time his famous Sunday yoga sessions in Finsbury Park were jammed by clubbers, who qued up to catch the unique music that drove all his classes.He is internationally known for his work with Palestinians in the West Bank, and was responsible for bringing together for the first time, both sides of the Middle East conflict for a yoga class in 2006.His life is now divided by an extremely intensive global teaching schedule alongside his ground breaking ‘urban’ Yogabeats work, notably with the Glasgow street youth in the infamous Easterhouse district.His work in the Community is developing a life of its own and is now being recognised and acknowledged by peace makers at governmental level.Furthermore David is also the lead singer and lyricist of two band: No Mad Karma, and King Hippy.
Fearne Cotton's yoga-loving tots are back, and this time they're hungry! Every family's mealtimes are different. George likes messy eating, Kit is banana-mad and the twins can't agree whether their snack is yucky or yummy. From chaotic breakfasts to birthday parties, Fearne Cotton's adorable Hungry Babies love to have fun at mealtimes. 'One for both adults and children, Hungry Babies will teach kids to try new things while showing parents what to do when meal times turn messy' OK! Magazine Praise for Yoga Babies: 'A delightful introduction to finding your inner peace' Giovanna Fletcher
THIS IS A LOVE STORY, the tale of a woman who dream of love and power and found more than she dreamed. It is a historical romance with mystical tones. In Magdala 17 A.D.: the young Jewish woman, Mary is entranced by a golden lover on a white horse -- the Roman Centurion Quintus Gallus. Sensuous, with powerful emotions, born with 'second sight' (clairvoyance), she sees fragments of her future life. Seduced by Quintus, she is later captured by Arabs and escapes to Caesarea, only to be thrown into a life of prostitution. She becomes a courtesan in Caesarea, and for a time the mistress of Pontius Pilate. But her painful love for Quintus leads to hashish and finally insanity; she is 'possessed' by a devil, a dark voice in her mind. Mad on the streets, and tormented by the 'devil', she faces stoning, but is rescued by a strange Galilean who has marvelous powers of healing: Jesus of Nazareth. It is Jesus who reveals the real mysteries of Love to Mary and what teacher her to 'walk the rainbow' to spiritual individuation. Pontius Pilate, the centurion Quintus Gallus, a disciple named Judas, the Devil himself, and the Nazarene prophet, Jesus are the alchemical agents that transform a prostitute into a saint --the legendary woman of the Bible who anointed the Master's feet and dried them with her hair. This is a novel of people, adventure and passion. It is written for every woman who 'loved and lost,' but did not understand the significance of what happened. This book is also a Jungian alchemical parable of transmutation and it has much meaning for those interested in mystical Christianity, yoga, holistic health, ESP, and mythology of the Joseph Campbellian variety. Mary is a Biblical hero, but she is also the eternally questing hero of the mythic round; and if Jesus is the Biblical Christ, He is also that Magus figure who leads men to a higher state of consciousness. This is the story of a woman of passion who achieved the gate of heaven. For every true lover ... and especially RK.
So you've been doing yoga for how long now? And admit it: you have questions beyond the poses and pose sequences you've seen in yoga books (yawn), biographies of gurus and sages (double yawn), and yoga philosophy (triple yawn). You have real questions.Questions like, how much flexibility do I need to be enlightened? And how long does it take to get there-the flexibility, that is, because that's easier to show off to my family than enlightenment? Your teacher is telling you to breathe deeply and to turn off your mind chatter,but all you can think is, how can she remember the sequence of poses that you do on the right side and then on the left side? Or how come some teachers adjust you all the time and others never at all? Do they ever get the hots for their students? Do they have vices? Are they always this mellow or can they actually get mad and drop an F-bomb or two? If you've ever wanted to know the answers to these and other questions that you dare not ask,you've come to the right place. Armed with two decades of experience with yoga, Ricardo das Neves is ready to spill the beans on what things look like from his side of the yoga mat. But warning: read this book, and you might find yourself giggling in class at the most inconvenient times.