Desperate Households

Author: Jan Eliot
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740799207
Format: PDF
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Capturing the riotous and exhausting life of working mom Val Stone and her extended blended family . . . Jan Eliot has created a classic family story for our times." --New York Newsday * Jan Eliot manages to find the humor in working parent hassles, the terrible twos, middle-school angst, love, and the life of the single mom in this all-color collection. The all-too-real humor of Stone Soup is very wise and very funny. Distributed to more than 150 newspapers in six countries with over eight million loyal fans, Stone Soup is a funny, irreverent, sympathetic comic strip that mirrors today's complicated family life . . . while cheering us on. * Jan Eliot's Stone Soup follows the riotous and exhausting life of working mom Val, her daughters Holly and Alix, and her often too-close-for-comfort extended blended family . . . conveniently living right next door.

This Might Not Be Pretty

Author: Jan Eliot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967410265
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Might Not Be Pretty is the seventh collection of the comic strip Stone Soup. Stone Soup is a syndicated comic strip by cartoonist Jan Eliot. It appears daily in 200 newspapers in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. This Might Not Be Pretty features Jan Eliot's cartoons in full color. Stone Soup chronicles the constant chaos and misadventures of working moms Val and Joan, who also happen to be sisters. With their extended and blended families, they try their best to navigate modern life... and bring comic relief to the daily disasters we all experience. Val and Joan's two households, separated by only a fence, are a constant source of comfort— and irritation— to each other. The Stone family includes a middle-school diva and her tomboy little sister; a bouncing-off-the-wall three year old and a teenage boy cousin, their patient but bewildered stepdad; and an opinionated grandmother. And of course, there's a dog. Readers will see themselves or someone they know in this book.

Off Road Parenting

Author: Caesar Pacifici
Publisher: Northwest Media Incorporated
ISBN: 9781892194251
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses ways parents can improve their children's behavior through such techniques as positive reinforcement and teaching cooperation, in a work with an accompanying DVD that includes a variety of scenarios and solutions.

Stone Soup the Comic Strip

Author: Jan Eliot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967410210
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A collection of the popular syndicated cartoon highlights the hazards of being a single parent.

You Can t Say Boobs on Sunday

Author: Jan Eliot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967410203
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The second collection of the syndicated cartoon shows the hazards and ironies of being a single parent.

Not So Picture Perfect

Author: Jan Eliot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967410258
Format: PDF
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A collection of the popular syndicated cartoon highlights the hazards of being a single parent.

Privacy Is for Wussies

Author: Jan Eliot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967410241
Format: PDF
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A full-color collection of cartoons from the syndicated comic strip Stone Soup, which chronicles the loving, chaotic life of the multi-generational Stone family, headed by sisters Val and Joan. The gentle, empathetic humor is loved by readers of all ages. Stone Soup appeared in over 300 daily newspapers for 20 years. It now appears weekly in Sunday newspapers nationwide.

Music Through the Floor

Author: Eric Puchner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416559764
Format: PDF, ePub
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With Music Through the Floor, Pushcart Prize winner and former Wallace Stegner Fellow Eric Puchner makes an extraordinary debut: a collection of nine unforgettable stories -- strikingly original, fiercely funny, and quietly heartbreaking -- portraying a group of cultural misfits attempting to navigate mainstream America. Lost, teetering on the edge of normalcy, Puchner's characters seek to define themselves in a frequently absurd and hostile world -- a world that threatens to make outcasts of us all. Caught up in loneliness or solitude, they can't quite hear the music of their own lives. In "Children of God," a young loner becomes the caretaker and companion for two mentally retarded men, seeking solace in their outsider status. "Essay #3: Leda and the Swan" is told in the forlorn, be-nighted, and tragically funny voice of a high school girl who longs more than anything to be loved. In "Mission," an idealistic ESL teacher is faced with the inscrutable wrath of one of his immigrant students. And in the unsettling "Child's Play," Puchner explores the price of nonconformity by following a pack of boys wreaking havoc on Halloween. Writing from an impressive range of perspectives -- men and women, children and adults, immigrants and tourists -- Puchner deftly exposes the dark, ten-der undersides of his characters with arresting beauty and precision. Here are people fumbling for identity in a depersonalized world, captured in moments that are hilarious, shocking, and transcendent -- sometimes all at once. Unfailingly true, surprisingly moving, and impossible to forget, these nine stories mark the arrival of a brilliant young writer and one of our most promising literary voices.

Bakery Lane Soup Bowl Cookbook

Author: Marge Mitchell
Publisher: Paul s Eriksson
ISBN: 9780839710059
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Easy and delicious soup, salad, bread, dessert, and drink recipes from the popular restaurant in Vermont.

99 Perspiration

Author: Jef Mallett
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740760432
Format: PDF
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Frazzis fun.Frazzis cool.Frazzis . . . a hit! Take one successful and secure songwriter, put him on the steering end of a janitor's broom, and drop him into the world of elementary education. And with that, if Jef Mallett's calling the creative shots, you have the makings of one of the most flourishing new comic strips to come along in years. Frazzfollows the life and loves of one Edwin Frazier, aka "Frazz," as he writes more best-selling lyrics, ponders the world's greatest literature and deepest mysteries with an 8-year-old genius, and interacts with the menagerie of other faculty and staff members. What results is a wild mix of witty observations and outright slapstick that amuses while causing you to see the world in a new light. 99 Percent Perspirationis the second collection of this very popular strip that appears in more than 150 newspapers worldwide, including theLos AngelesTimes, Washington Post, andChicago Tribune.Frazzwas nominated in 2004 as one of the best comic strips of the year by the National Cartoonists Society. It has also received two Wilbur awards for ethics and values.