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Making Nice

Author : Matt Sumell
ISBN : 9781627790949
Genre : Fiction
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Named a book of the year by BUSTLE and ELECTRIC LITERATURE “Alby is Holden Caulfield in the Internet age..." --Los Angeles Times Hailed as "indelible" by Entertainment Weekly, a "cringe-inducingly funny" (The Wall Street Journal) gut-punch of a debut about love, grief, and family "unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side of Sam Lipsyte's Homeland" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) In Matt Sumell's blazing first book, our hero Alby flails wildly against the world around him—he punches his sister (she deserved it), "unprotectos" broads (they deserved it and liked it), gets drunk and picks fights (all deserved), defends defenseless creatures both large and small, and spews insults at children, slow drivers, old ladies, and every single surviving member of his family. In each of these stories Alby distills the anguish, the terror, the humor, and the strange grace—or lack of—he experiences in the aftermath of his mother's death. Swirling at the center of Alby's rage is a grief so big, so profound, it might swallow him whole. As he drinks, screws, and jokes his way through his pain and heartache, Alby's anger, his kindness, and his capacity for good bubble up when he (and we) least expect it. Sumell delivers "a naked rendering of a heart sorting through its broken pieces to survive.*" Making Nice is a powerful, full-steam-ahead ride that will keep you laughing even as you try to catch your breath; a new classic about love, loss, and the fine line between grappling through grief and fighting for (and with) the only family you've got. *Mark Richard

Making Nice

Author : Alan Haehnel
ISBN : 0874401054
Genre : Drama
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Alan Haehnel Comedy Characters: 8 female, 4 male, extras, gender and numbers of characters easily manipulated The curtain opens on Cybeline, lost in the dark woods, calling plaintively for rescue as wolves prowl closer and closer All of a sudden, No, no, no! rings out from the back of the theater and a disgruntled, dictatorial director barges down the aisle, furious at the actress, the cast, and the entire crew! She commands, No one leaves the theater until this production is beaten into shape. The abused and beleaguered cast and crew are forced to comply. Enter two representatives from OSHA theatre division OSHAT. The new government agency charges the director with jeopardizing the emotional safety of the cast and crew. Barbara, who had been accustomed to using her venomous tongue at will suddenly has to make nice or have the production shut down. Then problems avalanche: the show's horse looks like a mutated camel; the lead gets a rampant case of the giggles; the understudy doesn't know her lines; disaster follows disaster, and Barbara isn't even allowed to yell. This Vermont One Act Play Contest Winner was a real hit with the judges. The show was a comedic joy from beginning to end. Thank you for sharing a fabulous piece and for giving us another name to add to those tried and true staples, Play On!, Noises Off!

Making Nice

Author : Matt Sumell
ISBN : 9781473511149
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Alby. Natural habitat: a bar; a boat; his bedroom; a broad's bedroom. Favourite hobbies: starting fights (then losing them); hooking up with broads (then losing them); hating cats (it's a skill); training Gary the baby bird to be a killer (sort of). Best kept secret: when his mum died it broke his hear and he doesn't really know what to do about it. 'Sumell's savage humour is thrilling' New York Times 'Gloriously funny' Literary Review 'Making Nice has an anarchic humour and a goofy, ingenious humanity that makes every page feel new' Guardian

Wouldn T It Be Nice

Author : Charles L. Granata
ISBN : 9781613738405
Genre : Music
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When he first started working on Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music.From conception and composition to arrangement and production, Pet Sounds was the work of one extraordinary man. Turning his back on the protest songs and folk rock of his contemporaries and even on the bright surf sound of his own creation, Brian Wilson reached deep within himself to make music that struck an emotional chord and touched people's souls. Embracing the rapidly advancing recording technology of the time, he expertly created an original studio sound that would inspire generations of listeners and musicians.Featuring a detailed track-by-track analysis of the songs and extensive interviews with key personalities, this unique book reveals the influences--musical, personal, and professional--that together created this groundbreaking album. Now revised to include new information and recent developments, this is the definitive book on one of the greatest albums ever made.

The Nice Handbook

Author : Ruth Peterson
ISBN : 9781440573552
Genre : Self-Help
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Small acts with great consequences! Fill your day with kindness! Whether you've been grumpy lately or just want to fall into someone's good graces, The Nice Handbook is packed with more than 600 thoughtful deeds that will earn you good karma. Each page is packed with multiple ways to not only brighten another person's day, but also keep them smiling all day long... after all, wouldn't you appreciate a little extra time on a expired meter or a big box of donuts on a Monday morning?

Too Nice For Your Own Good

Author : Duke Robinson
ISBN : 9780759522053
Genre : Psychology
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If you're like most folks, you were raised to be "nice". Yet now you find yourself asking: "If I'm so nice, why isn't my life better?" Renowned minister and lecturer Duke Robinson has the answer. Robinson says that well-intended behavior is essential to a humane society, but carries a down side. Being nice often means we take on too much, tell little lies, strive endlessly for perfection, and fall prey to other self-defeating behaviors. Now Robinson outlines the nine unconscious mistakes nice people make daily, and he shows how to correct them and avoid unnecessary stress with life-affirming actions. Learn how to: -- Say "no" and save yourself from burnout -- Tell others what you want, and actually receive it -- Express anger in healing ways that maintain valued relationships -- Respond effectively when i0rrationally criticized or attacked -- Liberate your true self. Are you, like many of us, too nice for your own good? This remarkable book will empower you to get what you need and deserve,out of life...and still be a nice person!

Nice Bike

Author : Mark Scharenbroich
ISBN : 0982656203
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discusses and exemplifies the importance of relating to others in ways that involve mutual acknowledgment and respect.

Strout S Money Making Farms Of America

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ISBN : NYPL:33433008623765
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Nice Try

Author : Richard E. Baldwin
ISBN : 1898128561
Genre : Business & Economics
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Enlargement poses a number of institutional challenges to the European Union: institutions originally established for six member states need to be adapted to cope with an EU of between 20 and 30 members. This poses questions both about their size, and about the procedures for taking decisions. The eleventh Monitoring European Integration report will evaluate the reforms adopted at the Nice summit and highlight a number of structural and institutional reforms that were ignored for political reasons. It also argues that enlarging an insufficiently reformed EU may provoke crises whose solution might actually lead to a better EU. The authors conclude with an analysis of the emergency measure that should be taken, before enlargement occurs.

Need To Know Or Nice To Have

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ISBN : 047811740X
Genre : Data protection
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