Lobster Tales Life Lessons and Laughter: Dennis M. Dupuis
Chicken Soup for the Golfer´s Soul is a perfect gift for any golfing enthusiast, whether their drives land in the sand or on the green.This inspiring collection of stories from professionals, caddies, and amateur golfers shares the memorable moments of the game, when, despite all odds, an impossible shot lands in the perfect position; when a simple game of golf becomes a lesson in life. Chapters include: sportsmanship, family, overcoming obstacles, perfecting the game and the nineteenth hole. This is a great read for any golfer, no matter what your handicap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcom/000030/bk_hcom_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I was living every comic’s dream...with a nightmare attached.”Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic from Chicago’s South Side, has lived on the borderline of comedy and tragedy. At the very time his career as a stand-up comedian was taking off, and he had finally achieved his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show, he was also enduring an unimaginable personal nightmare: his two-year-old daughter, Brittany Nicole, was dying from cancer. While Anthony performed under bright lights, he struggled not to succumb to the darkness of losing a child.Behind the Laughter asks, When your world is falling apart, how do you keep going? It’s the story of how Anthony and his wife, Brigitte, learned to endure the most painful of times and emerge on the other side of the ´´zombie years”.This memoir is deeply moving yet also humorous - packed with laughs as Anthony takes us from his gun-toting grandma’s home to Chicago’s white and black comedy clubs, then to Hollywood, and to the world of network television. The surprising twists along Anthony’s path highlight the power of God that goes before us and prepares the way - a truth that later encourages Anthony and Brigitte after Brittany’s death and moves them to reach out and comfort others going through similar difficulties.With humor and deep insights into the human spirit, Behind the Laughter explores the bonds of not only parent and child but also husband and wife. While Anthony and Brigitte’s story is uniquely theirs, it elicits powerful, relatable emotions and lessons that are universal and inspiring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Avery Waddell, Paula Jai Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001437/bk_tnwd_001437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Certain to appeal to all parents - whether they are expecting or raising their first new addition, in-the-trenches veterans or empty-nesters - this delightful Chicken Soup book offers a collection of inspiring and entertaining stories that relate to the triumphs, tribulations, challenges, and joys of raising a family. Chapters include: ´´The Joys of Parenting´´, ´´A Mother’s Love´´, ´´A Father’s Love´´, ´´Special Connections´´, ´´Special Moments´´, ´´Insights and Lessons´´, ´´Overcoming Obstacles´´, ´´Surviving Loss´´, ´´Across the Generations´´, and ´´Letting Go´´. With contributions from celebrity and ´´ordinary´´ parents alike, each story speaks to the range of emotions and experiences of all types of parents - single parents, foster parents, parents of adopted children, or part of a two-parent family with biological children. By sharing the personal experiences of others, this book will offer inspiration and advice to parents going through a difficult time, provide reassurance to those who worry that they’re not living up to the Supermom or Superdad ideal, and share a wealth of experiences that show why being a parent is such a worthwhile and rewarding vocation.This book is a must-read for any parent or parent-to-be! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn Cook, Kevin Stillwell, Brian Troxell, Kristin Kalbli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011767/bk_adbl_011767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and best-selling author Dave Barry reads his latest book on how he learned to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog, Lucy.Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From ´´Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to ´´Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades - and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in one´s own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave listeners heaving with laughter and recognition.Laugh-out-loud hilarious, whether he’s trying to ´´Pay Attention to the People You Love” (even when your brain is not listening) or deciding to ´´Let Go of Your Anger”, Dave Barry’s Lessons from Lucy is a witty and wise guide to joyous living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008769/bk_sans_008769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barbara Mahany writes, ´´Mothering was my crash course in love. Love of the sort I call Divine. Love in the way we yearn to be loved: Without end. Without question. Without giving in to exhaustion. Love with a big and boundless heart. Love with eyes and ears - and soul - wide open. Love even when it´s not so easy.´´ In Motherprayer, Mahany generously shares personal love letters on the mysteries and gifts of mothering, interspersed with family recipes and gentle essays, all offering beautiful lessons in how to love and how to love well. In her bracingly honest style, she captures the ephemeral moments of motherhood - the hard, the glorious, the laughter, and the tears - and invites listeners to pay attention, cradle our loved ones in prayer, and see the sacred lessons in loving. These stirring meditations bring into sharp focus one essential question: How do we love breathtakingly? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027852/bk_adbl_027852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Study more than three dozen works that span the timelines of Western history, from ancient Greece and Rome to the modern age. Whether written 2,000, 200, or 20 years ago, the enduring works of literature still speak to us and place our unique experiences into a larger perspective, offering invaluable lessons for every important moment in life. Every Great Book you explore over these 36 insightful lectures - from the Odyssey and the Gospel of John to Hamlet and Animal Farm - is a unique expression of the human spirit and a fountain of advice, from how to conduct yourself in times of trouble to how to better appreciate the simple moments in your life. You´ll discover six broad themes that run through history´s most compelling stories: the unconquerable human spirit, youth and old age, romance and love, adventure and courage, laughter and irony, and patriotism. In exploring these themes within the context of these Great Books, you learn new ideas about both the works themselves and the broad scope of the human condition. If you haven´t read these Great Books before, the warmth of Professor Fears´s storytelling and his insightful approach to literature will have you heading to the library to learn more. And if you´ve already read these works, you´ll discover new themes and ideas that will help you get more out of them. Regardless of your previous familiarity with these works, you´ll come to understand why these masterpieces remain eternal testaments to the variety of human experience and the powerful ways in which literature can guide and inspire us. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Rufus Fears. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000180/bk_tcco_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Rosenfelt´s loyal followers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the Golden Retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David´s tales about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows. Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that´s about it. Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed (clue: It´s not the human) and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated. Lessons from Tara is infused with David´s trademark wry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and will move listeners to tears and laughter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Steitzer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000514/bk_live_000514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.