New American Best Friend


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher : Button Poetry
  • Release : 2017-03-21
  • ISBN : 194373514X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.

New American Best Friend


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781943735105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.

Some of My Best Friends Are Black


  • Author : Tanner Colby
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-07-05
  • ISBN : 110158369X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An irreverent, yet powerful exploration of race relations by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Chris Farley Show Frank, funny, and incisive, Some of My Best Friends Are Black offers a profoundly honest portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, Tanner Colby explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches—the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people—black and white—Colby reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind—and how far all of us have left to go.

MWF Seeking BFF


  • Author : Rachel Bertsche
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2011-12-20
  • ISBN : 0345524950
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever. In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertsche uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you’ve gotta have friends.

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend


  • Author : Monks of New Skete
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2001-05-15
  • ISBN : 9780759524385
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.

Life of the Party


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-08-29
  • ISBN : 1473565073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

____________ "I am stirred by the poems in this book - it is a sharp, unflinching collection of poems about girlhood, wonder, casual everyday violence." Yrsa Daley-Ward, author of 'bone' and 'The Terrible' In this multi-faceted collection of odes, anecdotes, sonnets and prose, Olivia Gatwood weaves together the trials and triumphs of growing up and explores the many ways that fear and violence can be internalized in a woman's psyche. At times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant, Life of the Party is about what it means to be a girl and a woman in today’s world and the challenge of briefly being both. In powerful, piercingly candid language, Gatwood asks: How does one grow from a girl to a woman in a world wracked by violence? What happens to our bodies that make us who we are? Is this fear really irrational? A dazzling collection of raw and explosive poems from a thrilling new feminist voice.

Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .


  • Author : Dana Perino
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • ISBN : 1455567124
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Bestselling author of And the Good News Is... Dana Perino is back with stories of friends, family, and how America's love for a dog named Jasper is a place where even political opponents can find common ground. Dana Perino is a popular and beloved host on Fox's The Five, with over two million followers on social media. While readers admire Dana for her charm, warmth, and insight, she also knows who the real star in her family is: her Vizsla, Jasper-A.K.A. America's Dog. In this new book, Dana tells stories about life and politics-and how dogs can transcend rancor and partisanship. She also talks about how dogs bring families together -like Dana's own, from her career in Washington through her life as a TV star. In addition to all the fun and fabulous dog tales, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT JASPER... will be fully illustrated with hilarious photoshops so clever they will make you laugh out loud. These photoshops bring Jasper's adventures to life through pop culture, art, sports and history.

A Girl's Best Friend


  • Author : Catherine Stine
  • Publisher : Amer Girl Pub
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781593697594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The reader's decisions determine what happens to a girl who volunteers at the pet daycare center on the campus of Innerstar University when she worries that one of the pets is in danger.

Worst of Friends


  • Author : Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-12-08
  • ISBN : 0399538860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House. Full of both history and humor, this is the story of two of America's most well-known presidents and how they learned to put their political differences aside for the sake of friendship.

How to Be Your Own Best Friend


  • Author : Mildred Newman,Bernard Berkowitz,Jean Owen
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 0425286398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

What is real, lasting happiness? How does one achieve it? And why are so many people holding themselves back? At the heart of this profound, simple, beautiful book is the wisdom of Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, married psychoanalysts who encourage readers to both love themselves and to confront life's hardest truths. A classic for more than three decades, How to Be Your Own Best Friend has already changed millions of lives. Now, open up your mind, and let it change yours. Praise for How to Be Your Own Best Friend "I want to tell you that it's magic, but the whole point of the book is that there is no magic. So instead let me simply say that I can't live without it."--Nora Ephron "A wonderful prescription for the blahs . . . an antidote to weariness, discouragement or loneliness."--Los Angeles Times "What the Berkowitzes unearthed . . . is a too-often-forgotten form of human intercourse called getting to know me."--Chicago Tribune "A kind of psychiatric pep talk . . . directed at people who [are] learning how to operate themselves."--The New York Times "Seductively jargon-free, presented in neat question-and-answer format."--Houston Chronicle