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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

By Ann Patchett
  • ISBN Code: : 0062236695
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Collections
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A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick “I had been so engaged by Ann Patchett’s multifaceted story, so lured in by her confiding voice, that I forgot I was on the job. […] As the best personal essays often do, Patchett’s is a two-way mirror, reflecting both the author and her readers.” — New York Times Book Review Blending literature and memoir, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett’s life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore. As she shares stories of the people, places, ideals, and art to which she has remained indelibly committed, Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped her as a daughter, wife, and writer.

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  • Pdf File: go-ask-ali.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Ali Wentworth offers her hilarious and unique advice on surviving the absurdity of modern life in her third collection of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes. Ali Wentworth’s first two books, Ali in Wonderland and Happily Ali After, were lauded by readers, critics, and fellow comedians alike. Entertainment Weekly included Happily Ali After on its "Must List" and hailed it as "hilarious. . . . Her glass isn’t half full—it’s "empty and cracked," while Cosmopolitan praised it as "razor-sharp." Chelsea Handler called Ali in Wonderland "truly hilarious," and Kathy Griffin christened it, "Chicken Soup for the Vagina." Alec Baldwin has described Ali as "funny and warm and crazy all at once. Like Barbara Eden. But on something. Like crystal meth," and Jerry Seinfeld has raved, "Everything that comes out of Ali Wentworth’s mouth is funny!" At once endearing and hilarious, thoughtful and far-fetched, this third collection offers Ali at her wisest and wittiest as she delivers tips, pointers, and quips on a host of life’s conundrums and sticky situations, including the funny, sometimes embarrassing yet unforgettable situations that have shaped her inimitable world view as a wife, mother, actress, comedian, and all around bon vivant. Thoroughly entertaining, Go Ask Ali is packed with thoughts and musings from "the girlfriend you want to have a glass of wine with, the one who makes you laugh because she sees the funny and the absurd in everything" (Huffington Post).

Twenty Keys To A Happier Marriage

By Mike Murdock
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wisdom International Inc
  • Book Code : 1563946114
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 537
  • Pdf File: twenty-keys-to-a-happier-marriage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Book Could Determine The Future of Your Marriage. Dynamic Principles for Successful Relationships...Respecting Your Mate / The Importance of A Family Altar / Recognizing The Value of Marriage To God and much more. Applying these principles can revolutionize your marriage! It has revolutionized many marriages around the world!

Happy Ever After

By Paul Dolan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0241284457
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: happy-ever-after.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health ... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a wealth of evidence to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness and shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting happiness. Some of these might involve not going into higher education, choosing not to marry, rewarding acts rooted in self-interest and caring a little less about living forever. By freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we might each find a life worth living.

Pack Up the Moon

By Kristan Higgins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0451489497
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 195
  • Pdf File: pack-up-the-moon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

They used to joke about it. Like many brilliant scientists, Josh sometimes had trouble remembering things that needed doing in the “real” world—like buying groceries, eating regular meals, and talking to people. But he was happy to have his beloved wife, Lauren, remind him with her “honey do” lists. He just never realized how much he would need one when she was gone. Being a widower is not something Joshua Park ever expected. Given his solitary job, small circle of friends and family, and the social awkwardness he’s always suffered from, Josh has no idea how to negotiate this new, unwanted phase of life. But Lauren had a plan to keep him moving forward. A plan hidden in the letters she leaves him, giving him a task for every month in the year after her death. A plan that leads Joshua with a loving hand on a journey through grief, anger, and denial. It’s a journey that will take Joshua from his first outing as a widower to buy groceries…to an attempt at a dinner party where his lack of experience hosting creates a comic disaster…to finding a new best friend while weeping in the dressing room of a clothing store. As his grief makes room for new friendships and experiences, Joshua learns Lauren’s most valuable lesson: The path to happiness doesn’t follow a straight line. Funny, sometimes heart-wrenching, and always uplifting, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins illuminates how life’s greatest joys are often hiding in plain sight.

1122: For a Happy Marriage 2

By Peko Watanabe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kodansha America LLC
  • Book Code : 1646591119
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: 1122.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ichiko and Otoya, a couple in their thirties, get along well, but lacking pizzazz in their sex lives, they decide to see other people. But seeing her happy husband in love has stirred up Ichiko's desires. Is she irritated, jealous, or simply frustrated ... ? On the other hand, Otoya's mistress Mitsuki insists on continuing their relationship, despite pangs of conscience. What does a couple need to keep their marriage going? An ambitious story of lies and truth in the instituation we call marriage!

The Marriage Book

By Lisa Grunwald,Stephen Adler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439169675
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: the-marriage-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The definitive anthology of wisdom and wit about one of life’s most complex, intriguing, and personal subjects. When and whom do you marry? How do you keep a spouse content? Do all engaged couples get cold feet? How cold is so cold that you should pivot and flee? Where and how do children fit in? Is infidelity always wrong? In this volume, you won’t find a single answer to your questions about marriage; you will find hundreds. Spanning centuries and cultures, sources and genres, The Marriage Book offers entries from ancient history and modern politics, poetry and pamphlets, plays and songs, newspaper ads and postcards. It is an A to Z compendium, exploring topics from Adam and Eve to Anniversaries, Fidelity to Freedom, Separations to Sex. In this volume, you’ll hear from novelists, clergymen, sex experts, and presidents, with guest appearances by the likes of Liz and Dick, Ralph and Alice, Louis CK, and Neil Patrick Harris. Casanova calls marriage the tomb of love, and Stephen King calls it his greatest accomplishment. With humor, perspective, breadth, and warmth, The Marriage Book is sure to become a classic.

1122: For a Happy Marriage 3

By Peko Watanabe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kodansha America LLC
  • Book Code : 1646591593
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: 1122.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ichiko and Otoya are a married couple in their 30s who, despite getting along just fine, are completely sexless. Their solution: the authorized, extra-marital romance system (in other words, authorized cheating.) Unable to bear the sight of her husband lost in the giddy throes of romance, Ichiko—whether out of jealousy or sexual frustration—books her first appointment with a male prostitute. Meanwhile, Otoya's girlfriend Mitsuki is finally brought down under the weight of her taboo affair in this thought-provoking work which asks the question, "What should marriage truly be like?"

The Science of Happily Ever After

By Ty Tashiro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460325443
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: the-science-of-happily-ever-after.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There may be no formula for love, but that certainly doesn’t mean there’s no science behind it. In this fascinating analysis about the studies and research data behind romance and relationships, Dr. Ty Tashiro sets out to revolutionize the ways we search for love. His research pinpoints why our decision-making abilities seem to fail when it comes to choosing mates and how we can make smarter choices. Dr. Tashiro has discovered that if you want a lifetime of happiness—not just togetherness—it all comes down to how you choose a partner in the first place. With wit and insight, he explains the science behind finding a soul mate and distills his research into actionable tips, including: Why you get only three wishes when choosing your ideal partner Why most people squander their wishes and end up in unfulfilling relationships How wishing for the three traits that really matter can help you find enduring love Illustrated using entertaining stories based on real-life situations and backed by scientific findings from fields such as demography, sociology, medical science and psychology, Dr. Tashiro’s book provides an accessible road map to help people everywhere find their happily-ever-afters.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

By Eric Barker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062416170
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: barking-up-the-wrong-tree.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wall Street Journal Bestseller Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You’ll learn: • Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength • Whether nice guys finish last and why the best lessons about cooperation come from gang members, pirates, and serial killers • Why trying to increase confidence fails and how Buddhist philosophy holds a superior solution • The secret ingredient to “grit” that Navy SEALs and disaster survivors leverage to keep going • How to find work-life balance using the strategy of Genghis Khan, the errors of Albert Einstein, and a little lesson from Spider-Man By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them—and find out in some cases why it’s good that we aren’t. Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn’t so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

By Dr. Joseph H G Wint
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543481175
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-a-happy-marriage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Secrets of a Happy Marriage says exactly what the title means: a marriage that is happy, and a marriage made in heaven. With divorce so rampant today, it is rare to find happily married couples with 50 years of love. The book begins with the six Greek words that define love. It moves to Joye's story in Jamaica, then Joe's story in beautiful Jamaica, then their marriage story in New York. Stories of the children at Harvard and Cornell Universities are also included. The adventures of Joe and Joye are highlighted as they travel to London, Scotland, Rome, South Africa. They topped off their travels with a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth, the world's most glamorous ship. The heart of the book focuses on one verse of scripture: "Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her"Eph.5:25. Joe's response to that command is "How can I, a sinful man, love my wife as Christ loved the church? That is a question that sincere men ask themselves. The answer you are seeking is in this book.

30 Lessons for Loving

By Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698161300
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: 30-lessons-for-loving.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of the beloved 30 Lessons for Living Karl Pillemer’s 30 Lessons for Living first became a hit and then became a classic. Readers loved the sage advice and great stories from extraordinary older Americans who shared what they wish they had known when they were starting out. Now, Pillemer returns with lessons on one of the mosttalked- about parts of that book—love, relationships, and marriage. Based on the most detailed survey of longmarried people ever conducted, 30 Lessons for Loving shows the way to lifelong, fulfilling relationships. The author, an internationally renowned gerontologist at Cornell University, offers sage advice from the oldest and wisest Americans on everything from finding a partner, to deciding to commit, to growing old together. Along the way, the book answers questions like these: How do you know if the person you love is the right one? What are the secrets for improving communication and reducing conflict? What gets you through the major stresses of marriage, such as child-rearing, work, money issues, and inlaws? From interviews with 700 elders, 30 Lessons for Loving offers unique wisdom that will enrich anyone’s relationship life, from people searching for the right partner to those working to keep the spark alive after decades together. Filled with great stories, wise observations, and useful advice, 30 Lessons for Loving is destined to become another classic.