A dark satire of politics and religion, fundamentalism and fanaticism set in Oregon's Cascades.
Audrey Salkeld, co-editor of a Sierra Club Books fiction anthology, called the prose in North Sister "a sheer delight," the same prose that kept University of Oregon English professor Suzanne Clark glued to the story. "I sat down last night and read it, missing the meeting I was supposed to go to tonight... And I thought it would make a really successful film."
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 165 Pages (788 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
Do you love cats? Do you love to laugh at them? If so, you will love The Snarky Cat Book! 45 full-color wacky cat pictures with hilarious snarky captions explaining each one! Cats of all sizes, colors and descriptions are waiting for you!
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 57 Pages (4,857 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "Pygmalion (Complete Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him." (Pygmalion, Preface) Named after a Greek mythological character the play was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence and has been successfully adapted into a motion picture and a musical comedy. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938).
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 184 Pages (1,882 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
"A wonderful, melodramatic tale-of-the-times, by a master of his craft. It begins in satire and finally resolves into entertaining social comedy." -- The Guardian
A classic satirical novel by the author of the Chronicles of Baretshire series, The Way We Live Now exposes the financial impropriety, greed, and dishonesty that pervaded all aspects of English society at the time it was published, in 1875.
"One of the last examples of the three-volume serialized Victorian novel. If the genre seems nearly as alien to contemporary American readers as the Renaissance epic poem, the world that Trollope portrays is not so remote. Trollope's London is a satirical distortion of the city that he found upon returning from eighteen months of overseas travel: the luxurious center of a vast empire floating on limitless credit, a society defined entirely by commercial interest, a hothouse of financial speculation and status competition, a place where relationships have become purely transactional... Trollope has the advantage of being unafraid, which gives his social criticism its vivid power. This, he tells us, is what extremely civilized people become when the money gets too big." -- The New Yorker
"Recognized as Trollope's masterpiece... As a savage commentary on mid-Victorian England by a marvelously addictive writer steeped in every aspect of an extraordinary society, it could hardly be bettered." -- The Guardian
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 435 Pages (3,101 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
Sixty-five million years ago, Martian astronomers discovered that the third planet from the sun was in the direct path of a giant asteroid, and a collision would occur in less than one Earth year. Such a rare event was of great interest to Martian scientists. To record the impact and its aftermath, the Martians traveled to Earth and placed data collection instrumentation at various locations.
The mission was successful but marred when one of the space travelers was attacked and devoured by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. A small black monitor worn by each of the Martians signaled to the others the sudden death of their crewmate. Shortly afterward, the T-Rex died in a massive landslide.
A team of paleontologists working in the badlands of Montana discovered the 65 million-year-old fossil of the T-Rex, along with the bones of its last meal and the Martian's black box. The fear of extraterrestrial life resulted in a coverup directed by the president, and a search for the black box by domestic and foreign agents ensued.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 151 Pages (4,825 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
Real life stories of wins and losses that have humor, excitement, and sadness as well as some conclusions that could help you increase your chances of winning more often. The Casinos will always have the advantage on us but I have spent years studying how the slot machines pay out and want to share that information with you in this book so that you will have a better chance of winning and having fun.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 82 Pages (2,085 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
All puzzles are fun and entertaining. Sometimes we learn an unexpected appreciation for a particular area of learning when it is presented in an enjoyable manner. Most of us love to shop. So, Shopping Math Puzzles - word puzzles based upon shopping - will prove particularly enjoyable, even if word problems were not one of your favorite math assignments in school.
Each page in this book contains twenty shopping, word-problem puzzles. Some are multiple-choice, with four possible answers provided, and some require a numerical answer. The correct answers are in reverse order at the bottom of each page.
Benefits of Solving Shopping Math Puzzles
The benefits of solving Shopping Math Puzzles are many. They help teach you how to solve problems in everyday life. You began to practice and solve mathematical word puzzles in elementary school, and you continue as an adult to encounter math word "puzzles" everyday, in real-life situations.
Shopping Math Puzzles is an excellent resource to use when teachers test the understanding of a new concept. The puzzles aid in not only understanding the application of math principles, but also improve reading comprehension.
Shopping Math Puzzles
Provide an Interesting and Enjoyable Activity
Shopping Math Puzzles are implicitly interesting, partly because solving them does not involve a sequence of very similar steps that are designed to practice the same skill. The novelty of the puzzles adds to their interest. Solving Shopping Math Puzzles involves detective work, which most people enjoy. We become deeply involved in the process required for solving the puzzle, and relish getting the answer after having struggled.
Create Greater Understanding of Mathematical Processes
Solving Shopping Math Puzzles requires an understanding of the mathematical process. As we struggle with a puzzle, we often immerse ourselves in obtaining the solution so much that we apply mathematical methods spontaneously. This application gives us a deep understanding ...
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 163 Pages (932 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
The readers say it best: "Not since Mitford has a book series been so much fun."
With over 200 "Five star" reviews.
The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy includes the first three full length Elmo Jenkins novels.
Some Things Never Change
The Old Man and the Tea
You get over 500 pages of hilarious anecdotes, touching stories, and spiritual insights all woven into the day-to-day life of young minister, Elmo Jenkins.
Here's what readers are saying:
"This book [Ordained Irreverence] was a joy to read. It was full of humor and heart. The characters came to life between the pages and reminded me of all the diverse people you find within the walls of the church. It made me smile as we see through the characters the creativity of God."
"The Elmo Jenkins books are some of the most entertaining books I have ever read. I can't put them down."
"I have read... no-devoured both books 1 & 2. They are every bit as much fun as the previously unmatched Mitford series. I hope to read more of this series very soon."
You're sure enjoy Elmo's adventure from beginning to end. OBT Bookz
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 527 Pages (9,029 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
The term "malaphor," a combination of "metaphor" and "malaprop," was coined in 1976 by Lawrence Harrison, a senior executive in the State Department. Harrison found gems in endless bureaucratic meetings, such as "he said it off the top of his cuff" or "don't rock the trough."Author David Hatfield has been collecting malaphors for over thirty years. His first book, "He Smokes like a Fish and Other Malaphors (Unintentional Idiom and Word Blends)" was his offering to language enthusiasts everywhere. Now he has assembled a second hilarious collection, entitled "Things Are Not Rosy-Dory: Malaphors from Politicians and Pundits". The malaphors in this book come mainly from the world of politics, where malaphors are ubiquitous. Malaphors know no party allegience. From the Malaphorer-in-Chief Donald Trump to Democrats to Republicans, a truly diverse array of people is represented within these covers. So sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy this truly unique collection of verbal play and mix-ups.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 110 Pages (4,628 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
Stuck between two worlds on opposite ends of the spectrum, Allen falls for a beautiful woman who he can't resist. He plans to spend one last romantic weekend with her, but the adventure ends up being a life altering ride that the couple will never forget.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 116 Pages (657 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
"Mr. Dooley's Philosophy" by Finley Peter Dunne. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 151 Pages (1,728 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
"Over the Teacups" by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 255 Pages (1,896 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 31st, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "A Life: The Humble Truth (The Classic Unabridged English Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Life is a satirical novel about the foolishness of romantic illusion. The novel tells the story of young Jeanne, full of hope and dreams of love, who discovers the outside world after finishing an education in a convent. She is looking forward to her new life and she is dreaming of the day when she will find the man who loves her. All her expectations are fulfilled, however... Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes).
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 166 Pages (1,937 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Plays (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938). Table of Contents George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton Plays: Widowers' Houses (1892) The Philanderer (1898) Mrs. Warren's Profession (1898) The Man Of Destiny (1897) Arms And The Man: An Anti-Romantic Comedy in Three Acts (1894) Candida (1898) You Never Can Tell (1897) Three Plays for Puritans: The Devil's Disciple (1897) Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1900) Caesar and Cleopatra: A History (1901) The Gadfly Or The Son of the Cardinal (1898) The Admirable Bashville Or Constancy Unrewarded (1901) Man And Superman: A Comedy and A Philosophy (1903) John Bull's Other Island (1904) How He Lied To Her Husband (1904) Major Barbara (1905) Passion, Poison, And Petrifaction (1905) The Doctor's Dilemma: A Tragedy (1906) The Interlude At The Playhouse (1907) Getting Married (1908) The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet (1909) Press Cuttings (1909) Misalliance (1910) The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets (1910) Fanny's First Play (1911) Androcles And The Lion (1912) Overruled: A Demonstration (1912) Pygmalion (1913) Great Catherine (Whom Glory Still Adores) (1913) The Music Cure (1913) Beauty's Duty (Unfinished) (1913) O'Flaherty, V. C. (1915) Macbeth Skit (unfinished) (1916) Glastonbury Skit (unfinished) (1916) The Inca Of Perusalem: An Almost Historical Comedietta (1916) Augustus Does His Bit (1916) Skit For The Tiptaft Revue (1917) Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress (1917) Heartbreak House (1919) Back To Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch (1921) In the Beginning The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas The Thing Happens Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman As Far as Thought Can Reach The War Indemnities
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 3,201 Pages (5,720 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2020
Fake History is the textbook you wish you could have read while falling asleep in history class. It reveals the secret reality behind world history, including these incredible ''fake facts":
• Noah and the Flood was the original political controversy over manmade climate change.
• The famous general Hannibal rode war elephants during a historic battle with militant animal-rights activists.
• Julius Caesar was assassinated by Roman senators for demanding bipartisan cooperation.
• The Black Death was an Asian bioweapon of Genghis Khan.
• Barack Obama assassinated Osama bin Laden because of an internal feud between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
• And to help stop illegal immigration, Donald Trump actually planned to replace the torch of the Statue of Liberty with a searchlight.
From Jesus Christ to Donald Trump, from Genesis to World War III, from ancient legends to alternative facts, Fake History takes a comic romp through the tangled narratives of history to reveal the scandalous truth of the world's past and the incredible destiny to which it is heading. The provocative novel of "fictional nonfiction" takes the form of a mock textbook and rewrites human history as fake news. It satirizes the extremist spirit of the Information Age in all its social misinformation, political disinformation, and hysterical hyperreality.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 315 Pages (2,242 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2020
Yes, you'll laugh your ass off! Yes, you'll want to read this quirky unpredictable novel all in one sitting! And, yes, you'll recommend it to your friends and maybe even your enemies!
In THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE, author Herb Guggenheim captures life at the bleak onset of the Trump era and he does so with biting wit and startling clarity. But THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE is more than just satire: it's a probing exploration of all that keeps humanity from the brink of despair. The book asks: In these troubled times, why not give up? Why not annihilate ourselves and hence the universe? THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE provides some surprising answers.
From the back cover:
Washed up English professor and recovering narcissist Skip Gershwin doesn't expect time travel to be a part of his daily life. Nor does he anticipate becoming a member of a nihilistic death cult. But when a mysterious silver cylinder falls into his possession, his life path takes a series of bizarre turns. Sought after by an elusive cult leader, a band of impudent millennials, his laconic girlfriend, and a duo of unorthodox federal agents, Skip is forced to confront a disturbing truth--THE NOTHINGNESS IMPERATIVE!
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 319 Pages (2,179 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Novels: Bel-Ami + A Life + Pierre and Jean + Strong as Death + Mont Oriol + Notre C?ur" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Content: Bel Ami (The History of a Scoundrel): The story chronicles journalist Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses. The novel is set in Paris in the upper-middle class environment of the leading journalists of the newspaper La Vie Française and their friends. Pierre et Jean - is a naturalist or psycho-realist story, notably so by the subjects on which it treats, including knowledge of one's heredity (whether one is a legitimate son or a bastard), the bourgeoisie, and the problems stemming from money. Notre Coeur (A Woman's Pastime): The novel tells the story of a woman without a heart, frigid and probably a lesbian. The hero, facing this fascinating and awesome being, takes another mistress, who can hardly satisfy him. He is devastated by this passionate love, violent, melancholic and cruel. A Life is a satirical novel about the folly of romantic illusion. The novel tells the story of young Jeanne, full of hope and dreams of love, who discovers the outside world after finishing an education in a convent. She is looking forward to her new life and she is dreaming of the day when she will find the man who loves her. All her expectations are fulfilled, however... Mont Oriol Strong as Death
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 1,194 Pages (2,499 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2020