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Comedy Writing Secrets

by Mel Helitzer Mark Shatz

The Only Handbook for Humor Writers! "What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."-Steve Martin Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit. For more than a decade, Comedy Writing Secrets has been giving aspiring comedians a leg up on the competition. In this expanded new edition, Mel Helitzer, named the "funniest professor in the country" by Rolling Stone magazine, and funnyman Mark Shatz pack in even more insight and instruction, including: Humor writing exercises to punch up your jokes. Extra information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up. Comedic brainstorming techniques using associations and listings. Exclusive tips for writing humor for specific markets like editorials, columns, speeches, advertising, greeting cards, t-shirts, and more. Tap into your comedic genius with Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, and you'll always leave 'em laughing!

Comes a Horseman

by Paul Lederer

Armed to the teeth, Dancer comes to town with death on his mindThe rider carries three pistols and a couple of rifles to boot. John Dancer arrives in Matchstick with enough firepower to stop an army. No one knows his target, but this tiny Western town is rife with corruption, from the embezzling bank manager to the sheriff who is no longer up for the job. South of town, the owner of the sprawling SS Ranch has his own enemies, including small-time farmers and the stunning Esperanza del Rio, whose family has run the country since the days of King Philip IV. Any one of these people could be in Dancer's sights.

Comes a Horseman

by Robert Liparulo

The ancients saw Death as a blazing figure on horseback, swift and merciless. Those facing the black chasm often mistook their pounding hearts for the beating of hooves.Now, two FBI agents pursuing a killer from a centuries-old cult realize they have become his prey.

Comes a Time for Burning

by Steven F Havill

It's 1892. Busy stitching and bandaging lumberjacks' in-juries, young Dr. Thomas Parks has no idea that his worst enemy is lurking in the sleepy village of Port McKinney in the spring of 1892. When one of the working girls at the Clarissa Hotel is brought to the Clinic desperately ill, Thomas' newly arrived associate wastes no time in making the diagnosis--Asian Cholera has somehow found this backwater near Puget Sound. The cholera strikes viciously and kills in days, sometimes even hours. It soon becomes apparent that Thomas and his clinic have neither the supplies nor the means to provide effective treatment for the outbreak, and in hours, they are swamped. Afraid for the safety of his wife and daughter and all those close to him, Thomas is still driven by professional curiosity about the contagion's origins, especially when it appears that one of his own nurses is in some way responsible. Before he can mount a truly effective defense, the battle spreads, threatening the very life of the village. A man always driven by his own curiosities and ambitions, Thomas discovers that his greatest allies are those closest to him.

Comes the Dark Stranger

by Jack Higgins

A former POW hunts for the truth behind a web of murder, betrayal, and treasonIn the midst of the Korean War, Martin Shane and five others were captured as POWs and tormented by the cruel Colonel Li. One of them revealed military secrets in return for freedom, but before Shane could uncover his identity, a violent explosion wiped his memory and confined him to the sterile halls of a mental institution. When he suddenly regains his memory six years later, Shane has only one goal: find out who betrayed them to Colonel Li. Shane seeks out the five men he fought beside all those years ago in order to expose a shocking truth behind the fateful day that changed all of their lives forever.

Comet

by Carl Sagan Ann Druyan

WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark. Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed? Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why. "SIMPLY THE BEST." *The Times of London "FASCINATING, EVOCATIVE, INSPIRING." *The Washington Post "COMET HUMANIZES SCIENCE. A BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING BOOK." *United Press International "MASTERFUL . . . SCIENCE, POETRY, AND IMAGINATION." *The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Comet in Moominland

by Tove Jansson Elizabeth Portch

"One thing is certain," said the Muskrat, "something is going to happen." When a secret sign -- a star with a tail -- started to appear all over Moominvalley, Moomintroll realized that it was either a threat or a warning. On the Muskrat's advice he set out, with the small animal Sniff, to ask the Professor in the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains about the habits of comets, just in case one was headed for the earth. Moominmamma had made them sandwiches and packed woolly trousers, a frying-pan and an umbrella, so they were well equipped for the expedition. There were plenty of adventures to be met on the way, as well as some very interesting people -- Snufkin, who played cheerful tunes on his mouth-organ, the moth-collecting Hemulen, and the Snork Maiden who completely changed Moomintroll's life. They discovered, too, that they were in real danger from the comet, which appeared to be rushing toward Moominvalley. This lively and unpredictable adventure story is written with Tove Jansson's usual whimsical humor. She was awarded the 1966 international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her Moomin books.

Comet, Revised

by Carl Sagan Ann Druyan

WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS.Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark.Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed?Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why."SIMPLY THE BEST." *The Times of London"FASCINATING, EVOCATIVE, INSPIRING." *The Washington Post"COMET HUMANIZES SCIENCE. A BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING BOOK." *United Press International"MASTERFUL . . . SCIENCE, POETRY, AND IMAGINATION." *The Atlanta Journal & ConstitutionFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Comets

by David H. Levy

Spectacular and mysterious objects that come and go in the night sky, comets have dwelt in our popular culture for untold ages. As remnants from the formation of the Solar System, they are objects of key scientific research and space missions. As one of nature's most potent and dramatic dangers, they pose a threat to our safety - and yet they were the origin of our oceans and perhaps even life itself. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the biggest and most awe-inspiring of all comets: those that have earned the title 'Great'. It focuses on Great Comets Hyakutake in 1996 and Hale-Bopp in 1997, which gripped attention world-wide because, for many, they were the first comets ever seen. For everyone interested in astronomy, this exciting book reveals the secrets of the Great Comets and provides essential tools for keeping up-to-date with comet discoveries in the future.

Comets

by Melanie Chrismer

Learn about comets and how they behave in outer space.

Comet's Nine Lives

by Jan Brett

Like all cats, Comet has nine lives and, when he loses his first one in a Nantucket garden, he wisely decides that it's time to settle down. After looking for homes in a bookstore, on a sea-going scalloper, in an ice cream shop, in a theater, and at a Fourth of July concert, Comet finally meets a lighthouse cat and knows he's home at last. Brett captures Nantucket's nautical scenery in exquisite and colorful detail.

Comet's Tale: How The Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

by Steven D. Wolf

Comet's Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf? In Comet's Tale we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf's isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.

Comfort

by Hoover Brett C.

For readers of Kathleen Norris and Gretchen Rubin, a thought-provoking examination of the meaning of comfort Comfort is a universal human need. It's that craving to feel at one with the world we live in, warm (but not hot), protected (but not smothered), and secure (but not marooned) in what the future holds. Yet in our increasingly complex and overstressed world, we tend to overlook this important aspect in our lives. In Comfort: An Atlas for the Body and Soul, Brett C. Hoover, a scholar and Catholic priest, explores what comfort means-and it means different things to different people. He delves into the psychological, emotional, and spiritual facets of comfort and offers ways to rediscover it. With insight and humor, Hoover writes about the advantages and the pitfalls of seeking-and finding-comfort as he guides us towards the goal we should strive for: to find comfort in our own lives as we offer comfort to others. By turns lyrical and thought-provoking, funny and poignant, Comfort is full of engaging and unexpected insights in our very human search for personal fulfillment. .

Comfort and Joy

by Selina Brody

Still grieving after losing his lover, Randy Mallory hopes to find comfort in achieving their dream of starting a family. It's a tough proposition under the best of circumstances, but even more so since he's adopting a child from a foreign country as a single gay parent. Randy is sure that little Bahdri will bring joy to his life, but he hadn't bargained on meeting the loving and lovely Ben Ballard at the orphanage in India. Why did the first man to spark his interest in all the months since Jason's death have to live on the opposite side of the earth?

Comfort and Joy

by Amy Frazier

Two years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed everything Gabriel Brant and his twin sons had, it seems as if he's still struggling to move on. Coming home to his dad's for Christmas--to stay--is not what he had in mind for his life. This is it: no more charity. Especially not from small-town do-gooder Olivia Marshall, who wants to heal him. The last thing he needs right now is the interference of his boys' softhearted teacher. Or her pity. Love. . . ' That's a whole other story.

Comfort And Joy

by Fern Michaels Marie Bostwick Cathy Lamb Deborah J. Wolf

When spirited Maeve O'Malley stumbles upon an unconscious man one snowy night in December, she doesn't think twice before coming to his rescue. But her good intentions are no match for her brother's sense of propriety, and before long Maeve is married to the nameless--and irresistibly attractive--stranger. It doesn't matter who he is, because she is certain that he's a gift from above. . .one she means to keep. When his memory returns, Charles Rycroft, an art collector from one of Boston's oldest and wealthiest families, is astounded to learn that he's a married man--and that his lovely Irish wife is one of Boston's serving class. Intending only to give Maeve a bit of polish before ending their hasty union, Charles's primary concern is finding the valuable sketch of St. Nicholas that was stolen when he was assaulted. Yet Maeve's presence in his home is a dazzling ray of light, and as Christmas nears, he suspects her love may be his greatest joy.

Comfort and Joy: Cooking for Two

by Christina Lane

More desserts for two--plus brunch, lunch and dinner--easily adjusted should unexpected guests drop by! Just off the success of Dessert for Two, author Christina Lane is back with a gorgeous full-color cookbook filled with delicious meals for every hours of the day. Her signature friendly voice invites readers to try everything from her Southern Sweet Tea Fried Chicken to a Holiday Ham, perfectly portioned for whomever is sitting around the table. Fancy celebration meals appear along with down-home comfort food, all accompanied by mouth-watering photography. Recipes include: Bruleed Toasty Oats Pimento Grilled Cheese with Fried Pickles Roasted Salmon Sheet Pan Supper Perfect Filet Mignons with Twice-Baked Potatoes Rummy Oatmeal Cookies Comfort and Joy is an essential book for singles, couples, and small families. ??

Comfort and Joy: A Novel

by Jim Grimsley

Novel about gay men.

Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience: The Social Organization of Normality

by Elizabeth Shove

Over the past few generations, expectations of comfort, cleanliness and convenience have altered radically, but these dramatic changes have largely gone unnoticed. This intriguing book brings together the sociology of consumption and technology to investigate the evolution of these changes, as well the social meaning of the practices themselves. Homes, offices, domestic appliances and clothes play a crucial role in our lives, but not many of us question exactly how and why we perform so many daily rituals associated with them. Showers, heating, air-conditioning and clothes washing are simply accepted as part of our normal, everyday lives, but clearly this was not always the case. When did the 'daily shower' become de rigueur? What effect has air conditioning had on the siesta - at one time an integral part of Mediterranean life and culture? This book interrogates the meaning and supposed 'normality' of these practices and draws disturbing conclusions. There is clear evidence supporting the view that routine consumption is controlled by conceptions of normality and profoundly shaped by cultural and economic forces. Shove maintains that habits are not just changing, but are changing in ways that imply escalating and standardizing patterns of consumption. This shrewd and engrossing analysis shows just how far the social meanings and practices of comfort, cleanliness and convenience have eluded us.

Comfort Crocheted Afghans

by Thayer Allyson Gowdy Norah Gaughan Berroco Design Team Margery Winter

For many of us, afghans are the epitome of comfort. Colorful and inviting, they are a staple of the home, without which a living room or bedroom just wouldn't feel complete. And whether you're making one for yourself, as a housewarming gift, or to welcome a new baby into the world, the process of creating a handmade afghan can be as rewarding as the finished product. This sampler from Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans is intended for crocheters of every skill level, and brings new life to the well-loved and versatile afghan.

Comfort Food

by Kate Jacobs

Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn't going without a fight-whether it's off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who's raising Gus's temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.

Comfort Food

by Kate Jacobs

Now in paperback from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club... Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn't going without a fight-whether it's off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who's raising Gus's temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.

Comfort Food Fix

by Ellie Krieger

Comfort food made healthy, from New York Times bestselling author Ellie Krieger In Comfort Food Fix, Ellie Krieger presents a healthier take on classic American comfort food-without sacrificing the comfort part. These 150 soul-satisfying recipes include such hearty favorites as meatloaf, lasagna, chicken potpie, crab cakes, and mashed potatoes, but without all the calories and saturated fat. With simple tricks and tips, Ellie serves up healthy delights like delicious sweet potato casserole with just a third of the calories and amazing buttermilk waffles with just a fraction of the fat. With full nutrition information for every recipe and gorgeous full-color photos that are sure to whet any appetite, Comfort Food Fix is the perfect cookbook for healthy eaters with healthy appetites. Ellie Krieger is the host of the popular show Healthy Appetite, which airs on the Cooking Channel, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers So Easy and The Food You Crave The book features 150 delicious comfort food recipes that are lower in calories and fat than you would ever guess based on how great they taste 50 lavish full-color photographs beautifully illustrate finished dishes When it comes to healthy cooking, Ellie Krieger is the chef you can trust. In Comfort Food Fix, she takes the guilt out of guilty pleasures.

Comfort Food Fix: Feel-good Favorites Made Healthy

by Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger presents a healthier take on classic American comfort food without sacrificing the comfort part. These 150 soul-satisfying recipes include such hearty favorites as meatloaf, lasagna, chicken potpie, crab cakes, and mashed potatoes, but without all the calories and saturated fat. With simple tricks and tips, Ellie serves up healthy delights like delicious sweet potato casserole with just a third of the calories and amazing buttermilk waffles with just a fraction of the fat. With full nutrition information for every recipe and gorgeous full-color photos that are sure to whet any appetite, Comfort Food Fix is the perfect cookbook for healthy eaters with healthy appetites. Ellie Krieger is the host of the popular show Healthy Appetite, which airs on the Cooking Channel, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers So Easy and The Food You Crave. The book features 150 delicious comfort food recipes that are lower in calories and fat than you would ever guess based on how great they taste. When it comes to healthy cooking, Ellie Krieger is the chef you can trust. In Comfort Food Fix, she takes the guilt out of guilty pleasures.

Comfort Food for Breakups

by Marusya Bociurkiw

An elegiac memoir about food, family, and the thorns of personal history written by a Ukrainian Canadian lesbian, whose family recipes connect intimate vignettes in which food nourishes, comforts, and heals the wounds of the past, including those of a father haunted by memories of time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. The author, both at home and in her travels through North America and Europe, also reconciles her family life with her queer identity; food becomes her salvation and a way to engage with the world. Thoughtful, sensual, and passionate, Comfort Food for Breakups muses on the ways in which food intersects with a nexus of hungers: for intimacy, for family, for home. Marusya Bociurkiw is a filmmaker and the author of three previous books.

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