Score: 4.5
From 41 Ratings

The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death


  • Author: Laurie Notaro
  • Release Date : 2008-06-24
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1193787 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Laurie Notaro has an uncanny ability to attract insanity—and leave readers doubled over with laughter. Need proof? Check out The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death and try not to bust a gut. Join Notaro as she experiences the popular phenomenon of laser hair removal (because at least one of her chins should be stubble-free); bemoans the scourge of the Open Mouth Coughers on America’s airplanes and in similarly congested areas; welcomes the newest ex-con (yay, a sex offender!) to her neighborhood; and watches, against her own better judgment, every Discovery Health Channel special on parasites and tapeworms that has ever aired—resulting in an overwhelming fear that a worm the size of a python w...

Score: 3
From 39 Ratings

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD


  • Author: Donald Haupt, M.D. & Eileen Bailey
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • File Size: 1343088 Bytes


A thorough examination of a misunderstood condition.Though it's traditionally thought of as a childhood disorder, a growing body of research is bringing awareness to the fact that ADHD often continues into adulthood, though its symptoms often take on a different form and make the disorder more difficult to diagnose.?Covers what ADHD looks like in adults, how symptoms can vary greatly from one person to the next, and how it often gets misdiagnosed?Includes information on related conditions that often coexist with adult ADHD, including depression and anxiety?Discusses various treatment options-pharmaceutical, behavioral, lifestyle, and alternative approaches...

The Family Idiot
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Family Idiot


  • Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226735192


The Family Idiot Book Description :

With this volume, the University of Chicago Press completes its translation of a work that is indispensable not only to serious readers of Flaubert but to anyone interested in the last major contribution by one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers. That Sartre's study of Flaubert, The Family Idiot, is a towering achievement in intellectual history has never been disputed. Yet critics have argued about the precise nature of this novel or biography or "criticism-fiction" which is the summation of Sartre's philosophical, social, and literary thought. In the preface, Sartre writes: "The Family Idiot is the sequel to Search for a Method. The subject: what, at this point in time, can we know about a man? It seemed to me that this question could onl...

The Family Idiot

The Family Idiot


  • Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1981-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226735095


The Family Idiot Book Description :

That Sartre's study of Flaubert, The Family Idiot, is a towering achievement in intellectual history has never been disputed. Yet critics have argued about the precise nature of this novel, or biography, or "criticism-fiction" which is the summation of Sartre's philosophical, social, and literary thought. Sartre writes, simply, in the preface to the book: "The Family Idiot is the sequel to The Question of Method. The subject: what, at this point in time, can we know about a man? It seemed to me that this question could only be answered by studying a specific case." "A man is never an individual," Sartre writes, "it would be more fitting to call him a universal singular. Summed up and for this reason universalized by his epoch, he in turn resumes it b...

Sartre and Flaubert

Sartre and Flaubert


  • Author : Hazel Estella Barnes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226037215


Sartre and Flaubert Book Description :

A critical analysis of Sartre's three-volume biography of Flaubert tries to determine to what extent it is also an autobiography, novel, and philosophical work...

Gustave Flaubert  1821 1857

Gustave Flaubert 1821 1857


  • Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226735109


Gustave Flaubert 1821 1857 Book Description :

Seen by many as the culmination of Sartre's thought and project, and viewed by Sartre himself as an attempt to answer the question, "What, at this point in time, can we know about a man?" this monumental work continues to perplex its fascinated critics and admirers, who have argued about its precise nature. However, as reviews of the first volume in this translation agreed, whatever The Family Idiot may be called—"a dialectic" (Fredric Jameson, New York Times Book Review); "biography, philosophy, or politics? Surely . . . all of these together" (Renee Winegarten, Commentary); "a new form of fiction?" (Victor Brombert, Times Literary Supplement); or simply, "mad, of course" (Julian Barnes, London Review of Books)—its prominent place in intellectua...

Reading Sartre
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Reading Sartre


  • Author : Joseph S. Catalano
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-31
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521152273


Reading Sartre Book Description :

Joseph Catalano offers an in-depth exploration of Jean-Paul Sartre's four major philosophical writings....

The Complete Idiot s Guide to a Successful Family Business

The Complete Idiot s Guide to a Successful Family Business


  • Author : Janis Raye
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-08-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101105252


The Complete Idiot s Guide to a Successful Family Business Book Description :

It's all in the family Family businesses are the backbone of any economy, but they can present a host of challenges that can affect their chances of success. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to a Successful Family Business is the most current and comprehensive book that tells the proprietors of family concerns how to deal with such unique issues, including expansion beyond the original family business, and family versus hired management. *80 percent of all businesses in America are family-run *Written by a nationally known author team *Instructive anecdotes about successful businesses provide practical, hands on Advice...

I ve Never Met An Idiot On The River

I ve Never Met An Idiot On The River


  • Author : Henry Winkler
  • Publisher : Insight Editions
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1608870960


I ve Never Met An Idiot On The River Book Description :

Now in paperback, this New York Times best-selling collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations from Henry Winkler shares the joy and wisdom he’s accumulated while honing his skills as a fly-fisherman. An accomplished sportsman who meticulously records the measurements of every fish he hooks, Winkler has learned that his yearly trips to the river are not just about catching trout. More importantly, they’re about adopting the proper perspective on life. Or, as Winkler puts it, when he’s fly-fishing, the river acts like a “washing machine for my brain,” recharging him and reminding him that anything is possible. Winkler makes a habit of sharing his angling adventures with his wife, Stacey, and their three children, Jed, Zoe, an...

Life with My Idiot Family

Life with My Idiot Family


  • Author : Kathy and Gary Picard
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-26
  • Genre: Adult victims of child abuse
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0998474002


Life with My Idiot Family Book Description :

"It shouldn't happen, but it does. It shouldn't be a secret, but all too often it is, and life with my idiot family is evidence that childhood sexual abuse can happen anywhere, to any child. Kathy's story is so much more than a carthartic release though. She is living proof that we don't have to be defined by what others have done to us."--Back cover....

The Idiot

The Idiot


  • Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781291504262


The Idiot Book Description :

Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin’s honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown to be unequal to the moral emptiness of those around him....

How Come That Idiot s Rich and I m Not
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

How Come That Idiot s Rich and I m Not


  • Author : Robert Shemin
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307409713


How Come That Idiot s Rich and I m Not Book Description :

In How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? bestselling author Robert Shemin reveals for the first time the inner-circle secrets of the mega-wealthy. Have you ever wondered why some people attract wealth while others stay financially trapped and in debt? The key is wealth-friendly, upside-down thinking. Stick with all the old moneymaking rules and stay broke. Break them and get rich. This is the book that shows you how. We’ve all read about the college kid who made millions on a brainstorm, or the couple who made a fortune in real estate, or the guy in his thirties who waved good-bye to his boss and now lives on his investments. But until now, how they did it—the rules they followed or flouted, the tricks they stumbled on—have remained a mys...