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Laughter from Heaven

by Barbara Johnson

Laughter from Heaven is a joyful reminder of the wonderful life awaiting us in heaven. With her humorous approach to all life's circumstances, Barbara wants her readers to catch a light-hearted look at the hereafter. Filled with hope and encouragement, this book is sure to become a favorite of many women who long for a sense of joy in the midst of everyday struggles. In classic Barbara Johnson style, these hilarious pages will show you how to put life's trials into heavenly perspective. She hopes you will find encouragement through your difficulties, renewal for your spiritual doldrums, and laughter when you think you'll never laugh again. Similar in nature to her best-selling title Humor Me, this delightful look at heaven reveals it as a place that will be not only without pain, but will actually be fun! Jokes, stories, cartoons and Barbara's famous one-liners make this another joy-filled book that all her fans will love. Picture captions and descriptions present.

The Laughter of the Saints

by Ryan D. Giles

Between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spain, a large number of parodic works were produced that featured depictions of humourous, satirical, and comical saints. The Laughter of the Saints examines this rich carnivalesque tradition of parodied holy men and women and traces their influence to the anti-heroes and picaresque roots of early modern novels such as Don Quixote. The first full-length treatment of the ways in which Spanish writers imitated religious depictions of saints' lives for comic purposes, Ryan D. Giles' erudite study explores the inversion of oaths, invocations, pious legends, and liturgical devotions. Analyzing a variety of texts from Libro de buen amor, to later works such as the Celestina, Carajicomedia, Lozana andaluza, and Lazarillo de Tormes, Giles not only sheds light on Golden Age Spanish literature, but also on the origins of the comic novel. A well-argued and convincing work, The Laughter of the Saints reveals the uproarious results of the collision of official and unofficial methods of storytelling.

Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

by Editors of Reader's Digest

This collection of laugh-out-loud jokes, one-liners, and other lighthearted glimpses of life-drawn from Reader's Digest magazine's most popular humor columns-is sure to tickle the funny bone. Packed with more than 1,000 jokes, anecdotes, cartoons, quotes, and stories contributed by professional comedians, joke writers, and readers of the magazine, this side-splitting compilation pokes fun at the facts and foibles of daily routines, illustrating that life is often funnier than fiction Did you hear about the Broadway actor who broke through the floorboards? He was just going through a stage What did the ill comic say in the hospital? "I'm here...all weak!" Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender asks, "Olive or twist?" Posted in a dental office: "Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings too." "The main advantage of being famous is that when you bore people at dinner parties, they think it is their fault." -Henry Kissinger, Nobel Peace Prize, 1973 As Groucho Marx once said, "A laugh is like an aspirin, only it works twice as fast."

Laughter Still Is the Best Medicine

by Editors of Reader's Digest

This hilarious collection offers up some of the funniest moments that get us through our day, in the form of jokes, gags and cartoons that will have readers laughing out loud. Editors have mined the Reader's Digest archives to bring readers Laughter the Best Medicine, All-Time Faves, a collection of the most hilarious jokes and anecdotes we've come across over the years. As you turn the pages of our newest collection, you'll realize once againthat laughter is always the best medicine. "Did you hear the one about the hitchhiker who never got anywhere? He'd get up early to avoid traffic." --Chuck Welch, Houston, TX "When my husband was a home builder, his thumb ended up on the business end of a sledgehammer, and our three-year-old daughter, Kiana, was eager to tell the entire world. When her caregiver asked how the accident had happened, Kiana shook her head sadly and said, "You know, sometimes at work, my daddy just gets hammered." --Stasia Uhlmann, Rocky Mountain House, Canada "After one of my students acted up, I took him to our school psychiatrist, who asked if he had ADHD. "No," said the boy. "I just have a normal TV." -Matthew Hughes, Fort Collins, CO "I've been told that when you meet the right person, you know immediately. How come when you meet the wrong person, it takes a year and a half?" --Comedian Phil Hanley

Laughter, the Best Medicine: Holidays

by Editors of Reader's Digest

If ever there was a time of year in which we need a sense of humor, it's the holidays in America--and the latest little book in this best-selling series is here to help! Brimming with America's funniest stories, one-liners, cartoons, quotes, and jokes, this side-splitting collection explodes the myth that the holidays are the picture of clean homes, well-behaved children, meticulously wrapped gifts, absolutely perfect food, distinguished guests, and perpetual, shiny white smiles. Here is just a sampling of the holiday havoc we all recognize--and love: "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." --Erma Bombeck Last Christmas morning, after all the presents were opened,it was clear that my five-year-old son wasn't thrilled with the ratioof toys to clothes he'd received. As he trudged slowly up the stairs,I called out, "Hey, where are you going?" "To my room," he said, "to play with my new socks." "The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband." --Joan Rivers

Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Let this 96-page e-book show you the quick and easy way to launch your blogWordPress is among the most popular blogging platforms. If you're ready to start your WordPress blog, this handy e-book will get you going. It gets right to the point, showing you how to create a WordPress.com account, navigate WordPress.com and use the Dashboard, customize blog settings, use themes, organize your blog, and dress it up with widgets and upgrades. A special link to dummies.com provides additional information, including video tutorials that boost your blog IQ. Read it today and have your blog up and running tomorrow!This highly focused e-book gives you the straight line on setting up a blog using WordPress.com Walks you through creating your account, navigating WordPress.com and using the Dashboard, choosing a theme for your blog, customizing settings, and organizing your blog by categoriesProvides further materials, including video tutorials on establishing settings and privacy controls, plus step-by-step instructions for setting up your blogLaunch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies is the quick and easy way to join the blogosphere with WordPress.com.

Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time

by Michael Solomon Lisa Duke Cornell Amit Nizan

Launch! is written for advertising and promotions courses taught to students in the business school and journalism & mass communication students. This book is the first of its kind to teach advertising concepts by reverse engineering a real advertising campaign from beginning to end. In April 2007, SS+K, an innovative New York City communications agency, launched the first ever branding campaign for msnbc.com with the tag "A Fuller Spectrum of News." Launch! follows that campaign from initial agency pitch through roll-out of print and media assets to post-campaign analysis. Throughout, it exposes readers to the theory and concepts of advertising and promotion, and the personalities and decisions that drove this campaign. The book takes a rare look "behind the curtain" - even letting you see some of the paths not chosen by the agency and client. Students get a realistic sense of how theory plays out in practice. They get a flavor for the exciting field of advertising. And, they consistently learn the perspectives of both the advertising agency (where many journalism and communications students will work) and the client (where many marketing majors will work). This is a unique book, with a unique perspective, by a unique author team, and you won't find this kind of insight in any other text on the market.

Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time

by Michael Solomon Lisa Duke Cornell Amit Nizan

Launch! is written for advertising and promotions courses taught to students in the business school and journalism & mass communication students. This book is the first of its kind to teach advertising concepts by reverse engineering a real advertising campaign from beginning to end. In April 2007, SS+K, an innovative New York City communications agency, launched the first ever branding campaign for msnbc.com with the tag "A Fuller Spectrum of News." Launch! follows that campaign from initial agency pitch through roll-out of print and media assets to post-campaign analysis. Throughout, it exposes readers to the theory and concepts of advertising and promotion, and the personalities and decisions that drove this campaign. The book takes a rare look "behind the curtain" - even letting you see some of the paths not chosen by the agency and client. Students get a realistic sense of how theory plays out in practice. They get a flavor for the exciting field of advertising. And, they consistently learn the perspectives of both the advertising agency (where many journalism and communications students will work) and the client (where many marketing majors will work). This is a unique book, with a unique perspective, by a unique author team, and you won't find this kind of insight in any other text on the market.

Launching A Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence

by Chris Brady Orrin Woodward

Sooner or later, we are all called to lead in some capacity. Leadership skills are vital in corporate settings, small businesses, church or community organizations, and even within the home. Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward have recognized this need and have jointly created an in-depth, step-by-step guide for developing leadership skills. Utilizing an abundance of historical examples, the authors have developed a unique 5-step plan that charts a course for creating and maintaining strong leadership in any organization. The plan guides the reader through the "Five Levels of Influence": - Learning: a leader must be able to learn from anyone - Performing: perservere through failure to find success - Leading: extend your ability by expanding your team - Developing Leaders: learn to trust your people - Develop Leaders who Develop Leaders: create a legacy This book is full of prescriptive advice, quotes and anecdotes that illustrate their principles.

Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876

by Robert V. Bruce

To American science, 1846 brought the Smithsonian Institution, the Yale Scientific School, and the arrival of Louis Agassiz; and 1876 brought the American Chemical Society and Johns Hopkins University.

Launching the Imagination: A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design (3rd edition)

by Mary Stewart

Designed for courses in Creativity, Two-, Three- or Four-Dimensional Design, Launching the Imagination offers a comprehensive framework on which students, teachers, and administrators can build. The approach in this third edition is refined, distilled, and updated, using over 600 examples drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Interviews of artists and designers, known as Profiles, introduce students to working processes, career choices, and criteria for excellence from a remarkable group of masters. Launching the Imagination is available in a comprehensive volume treating 2D design, Creativity and Problem-solving, 3D design, and time-based (4D) design; or in split volumes containing either 2D or 3D design, plus the material on Creativity and Problem-solving. This edition of Launching the Imagination moves the content of the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM to the Online Learning Center. With free access, this website, which engages students interactively with the elements and principles of art through numerous interactive exercises, has been re-organized and expanded.

Launching the Imagination: A Guide to Two-Dimensional Design (4th Edition)

by Mary Stewart

Launching the Imagination treats design as both a verb and a noun--as both a process and a product. Through an immersion in 2-D concepts and problems, students are encouraged to develop ways of thinking visually that will serve them throughout their studies and careers. They learn that design is deliberate--a process of exploring a wide range of solutions and choosing the most promising option for further development.

Laura America's First Lady, First Mother

by Antonia Felix

This is a biography of the First Lady Laura Bush. There notes and references in the back.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Ginger Wadsworth

Examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's life as a pioneer girl and her work as a writer describing that life for others.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Justine Fontes

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Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: Authorship, Place, Time, and Culture

by John E. Miller

"The mother-daughter partnership that produced the Little House books has fascinated scholars and readers alike. Now, John E. Miller, one of America's leading authorities on Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane, combines analyses of both women to explore this collaborative process and shows how their books reflect the authors' distinctive views of place, time, and culture. Along the way, he addresses the two most controversial issues for Wilder/Lane aficionados: how much did Lane actually contribute to the writing of the Little House books, and what was Wilder's real attitude toward American Indians. Interpreting these writers in their larger historical and cultural contexts, Miller reconsiders their formidable artistic, political, and literary contributions to American cultural life in the 1930s. He looks at what was happening in 1932 - from depression conditions and politics to chain stores and celebrity culture - to shed light on Wilder's life, and he shows how actual "little houses" established ideas of home that resonated emotionally for both writers." "In considering each woman's ties to history, Miller compares Wilder with Frederick Jackson Turner as a frontier mythmaker and examines Lane's unpublished history of Missouri in the context of a contemporaneous project, Thomas Hart Benton's famous Jefferson City mural. He also looks at Wilder's Missouri Ruralist columns to assess her pre-Little House values and writing skills, and he readdresses her literary treatment of Native Americans. A final chapter shows how Wilder's and Lane's conservative political views found expression in their work, separating Lane's more libertarian bent from Wilder's focus on writing moralist children's fiction." "These nine thoughtful essays expand the critical discussion on Wilder and Lane beyond the Little House. Miller portrays them as impassioned and dedicated writers who were deeply involved in the historical changes and political challenges of their times - and contends that questions over the books' authorship do not do justice to either woman's creative investment in the series. Miller demystifies the aura of nostalgia that often prevents modern readers from seeing Wilder as a real-life woman, and he depicts Lane as a kindred artistic spirit, helping readers better understand mother and daughter as both women and authors."--BOOK JACKET.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up in the Little House (Women of Our Times)

by Patricia Reilly Giff

A biography of the author of the "Little House" books, including the years of her marriage to Almanzo Wilder.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life

by Pamela Smith Hill

(abbreviated from back of book) Pamela Smith Hill delves into the complex and often fascinating relationships Wilder formed throughout her life that led to the writing of her classic Little House series. Using Wilder's stories. Hill has produced a historical-literary biography of the famous and much- loved author. Fol ... Hill provides a context, both familial and literary, for Wilder's writing career. (Hill studies).. the relationship with her daughter - the hidden editor - Rose Wilder Lane. Wilder produced her timeless classics with the help of her daughter's editorial insights. Hill argues that they differed in their visions of the path Wilder's career should follow, but eventually Lane's editing brought out the best of her mother's writing and allowed her creativity, expression, and experiences to shine through.

Laura: The life of Laura ingalls Wilder

by Donald Zochert

From a little house set deep in the big wood of Wisc., across Indian Territory and into the Dakotas, Laura's family moved westward right along the Frontier. Their true life saga, beloved by countless millions of TV viewers and readers of the best selling LITTLE HOUSE books, is one of spirit and wilderness trails, and bitter-cold winters, personal tragedy. Here, for the first time, and drawing on her own unpublished memories is the fascinating full account of Laura's life-- from her earliest years through her marriage to Almanzo Wilder, the "farmer boy" of her stories.

Laura Rider's Masterpiece

by Jane Hamilton

Laura and Charlie Rider have been married for twelve years. They share their nursery business in rural Wisconsin, their love for their animals, and their zeal for storytelling. Although Charlie's enthusiasm in the bedroom has worn Laura out, although she no longer sleeps with him, they are happy enough going along in their routine. Jenna Faroli is the host of a popular radio show, and in Laura's mind is "the single most famous person in the Town of Dover." When Jenna happens to cross Charlie's path one day, and they begin an e-mail correspondence, Laura cannot resist using Charlie to try out her new writing skills. Together, Laura and Charlie craft florid, strangely intimate messages that entice Jenna in an unexpected way. The "project" quickly spins out of control. The lines between Laura's words and Charlie's feelings are blurred and complicated, Jenna is transformed in ways that deeply disturb her, and Laura is transformed in her mind's eye into an artist. The transformations are hilarious and poignant, and for Laura Rider, beyond her wildest expectations.

Lauralee

by Linda Lael Miller

After his brother, a saloonkeeper, was found brutally slain, Jay McCallum came to town ready to accuse a winsome beauty -- Lauralee Parker! If Lauralee had her way, all the saloons in the great Northwest would be closed down. Her crusade was successful -- except for the prosperous saloon that McCallum was determined to save from her indignation. But their conflict could not quell their growing attraction for each other. Slowly, the proud, powerful man melted Lauralee's defiant heart...yet as she surrendered to a rich and wild desire, her joy was shadowed by the haunting mystery of McCallum's brother's death ... a mystery whose shocking outcome could forever destroy their love!

Laura's Baby

by Rebecca Winters

9 Months Later By the award-winning author of Strangers When We Meet Laura Donetti knows two things: Her marriage to Tony Donetti is over. And she's having his baby. Zach Wilde first meets Laura while Tony is off seducing another woman. Zach is disgusted with Donetti. And protective of Laura. He also feels something he'd never expected to feel again. Attraction. Desire. For Laura, who's another man's wife. Laura, who's pregnant. Laura, who needs his help. And wants his love....

Laure

by Emmanuelle Arsan

In the exotic world of Manila meet five men and women who know neither conventions nor taboos. In a joint research trip through the Philippines, they fall into a world full of secrets and penetrate ever deeper into a jungle of lust. In search of the earthly paradise , they experience an unexpected erotic freedom that Laura was the only member of the expedition not again want to give up.

Laurel: Orphan Train West

by Jane Peart

although she had been adopted by a loving couple followig her mother's death, laurel searches for her biological roots before finally finding her "real" home.

The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book: A Guide to Whole-Grain Breadmaking

by Carol Lee Flinders Laurel Robertson Bronwen Godfrey

From the simplest white bread, to the most complicated holiday bread, the recipes is probably in this book. Want to try your hand at making sourdough started? Looking for something to do with spelt? Are you longing for the tastes of Grandma's kitchen? This is a marvelous reference as well as a useful cookbook, and there is plenty for the armchair cook, too.

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