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Lighten Up

By kileyturner
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From mob-approved recipes to anything-but-earnest parenting advice, this list is for people who think life's serious enough and enjoy a departure from PC How To's and advice on doing everything perfectly. In the eternal words of actress Emma Thompson, "Being named a role model immediately makes me want to go out and score a gram of cocaine."
Cooking with Booze

Cooking with Booze

edition:Paperback

Cooking with Booze is quite simply about eating and drinking, though not necessarily in that order. With its cheeky 20-something perspective, Cooking with Booze delivers a menu of contemporary urban fare complemented by hearty classics. From brunch to desserts, risottos to barbecue, it's a book that sees the liquor cabinet as an extension of the spice rack. Each of the nearly 100 recipes takes advantage of the unique and complex flavours of wines, beer and spirits, and includes a "cocktail to co …

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Script Tease

Script Tease

A Wordsmith's Waxings on Life and Writing
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Why write in the first place, other than your grocery list? Eric Nicol believes it’s the second-most satisfying thing you can do lying down. But it’s not enough to want to write. You must need to write.
Now, after more than seventy years of scribbling – he wrote for the school newspaper at Lord Byng High School in Vancouver, British Columbia – Eric holds forth on dangling participles, punctuation, and literary jargon. What’s more, he answers the burning question: "How much should cr …

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The Canadian Book of Snobs

The Canadian Book of Snobs

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : adult

Are you a snob? Then why not learn to do it right? Study this revolutionary work and become a Canadian Snob of Distinction!
Victoria Branden has traced the history of Snobbery from its pre-human roots to our own era, in our own country, and has enunciated the definitive Theory of Snobbery. She examines its evolution from its crude beginnings to its present confused state, with detailed study of the most important types of snobbery, distinguishing Goodsnobs from Badsnobs, experts from fumbling …

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How Not to Completely Suck as a New Parent

How Not to Completely Suck as a New Parent

edition:Paperback

Are you tired of the earnest advice in conventional parenting books? Do you want to know what’s really in your future as a new parent? Scott Feschuk and Paul Mather both know, all too well, and are happy to tell you with their trademark irreverence what it’s really like to be a new parent.

For instance, they tell you that by nine months your baby will inevitably have missed several milestones, sending you into a complete panic. And sooner or later you’ll realize you’re doing everything w …

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I Hate to Complain, But...

I Hate to Complain, But...

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

It is rare that one can pick up a book and find all the answers to the problems of Life. Yet in this one book, we find these answers, and learn a few more things that will keep us up at night. What really happened when Mike Harris woke up after emergency surgery in a hospital still smarting from budget cuts? Why did Linda Tripp turn on Bill Clinton? How many people knew that after the Manhattan Project, the world’s leading scientists gathered at Jane Russell’s house to devise the strapless b …

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The Mafia Cookbook

The Mafia Cookbook

Killer Recipes from Gangland Kitchens
edition:Paperback

Tro all da ingredients togedda and let 'em simmer tirty minutes uncuva'd. Serve wid a dismembered lemon and a glass of red wine

 

This humorous collection of mafia recipes, written in colloquial mob-style, is salt-and-peppered with references to infamous dons and riddled with anecdotes. From pesto to paesan pasta, greaseballs to cheesecake, this book contains more than 80 killer recipes with gangland connections-without the bullets.

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