What to Miss When

What to Miss When is hilarious and absolutely horrifying. If you think the quarantine habits you developed are unique and charming, read this book to be put in your place. But I beg of you, gift that to yourself, it'll make you feel ...

Author: Leigh Stein

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781593766986

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Poems about pop culture, mortality, and the internet, written during the Coronavirus pandemic—for readers who are more likely to double-tap Instapoems than put their phone down long enough to read The Decameron. Catalyzed by sheltering in place and by a personal challenge to give up alcohol for thirty days, Leigh Stein, the poet laureate of The Bachelor, has written a twenty-first-century Decameron to frame modern fables. What to Miss When makes mischief of reality TV and wellness influencers, juicy thoughtcrimes and love languages, and the mixed messages of contemporary feminism. “Think Starlight,” the first poem in this collection, written before any self-quarantine orders, imagined the likelihood that the United States would follow in Italy’s footsteps in terms of caseload and hospital overwhelm. By March 17, 2020, the imagined was the real: New York City had closed schools, bars, and restaurants—with the rest of the country close behind. With nihilist humor and controlled despair, What to Miss When explores fears of death and grocery shopping, stress cleaning and drinking, celebrities behaving badly, everything we took for granted, and life mediated by screens—with dissociation-via-internet, and looking for mirrors in a fourteenth-century pandemic text, a kind of survival response to living casually through catastrophe.

What You Won t Miss When You Leave Your Job

Like, it needs to be done this quickly otherwise the printing deadline will be missed. # Having to always communicate roles, clearly. So that your colleague doesn't assume they are the final approver ...

Author: D Underhill

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326760496

Category: Self-Help


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For job changers, the unemployed, retired (or about to), career breakers, maternity leavers or self-employed bravehearts. With references to real life events, observations and statistics, written in both a satirical and reverential style, there is plenty to quietly reminisce and ponder over! This is not about work bashing. Even the most dedicated, committed professional will have at some point looked upward in a heavenly direction seeking inspiration or the fortitude to ignore or simply laugh away the mundane, unfathomable, pointless and plain stupid.

Do You Know what it Means to Miss New Orleans

They weren't allowed into the water for a full day due to a series of miscommunications between various government agencies . There were the harrowing stories of having to pass people up because their boats were already full , of the ...

Author: Chin Music Press

Publisher: Chin Music Press

ISBN: 0974199516

Category: Education

Page: 168

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An arousing assortment of tales filled to the brim with blood and spit. Follow our heroes and heroines as they escape from a sinking city. Featuring: a woman on a flyling trapeze, a down-and-out jazz pianist, a teenage float grunt, acclaimed writers, drunken professors and radical Southern intellectuals.

Works of Samuel Richardson The history of Clarissa Harlowe

-at the request of dear Miss Howe , on the account - on the account - of Miss Harlowe . Well , sir , speak on , said I : but give me leave to say , that if your book be as long as your preface , it will take up a week to read it .

Author: Samuel Richardson


ISBN: UOM:39015048886017


Page: 576

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Miss What Does Incomprehensible Mean

They'd spoken to Miss Stent. She'd suggested they ask me politely for an after-school tutorial. Or two. Oh, had she now? Missed Bible study. Told Spouse I'd be marking, but also that I needed the evening to seethe, and at Bible study ...


Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281082001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A funny, life-affirming memoir, in diary form. Set in the manic world of a busy teacher, and based on real experiences, Fran Hill's account of one typical year shows it's not just the pupils who misbehave. English teacher 'Miss' starts the Autumn term beleaguered by self-doubts. She's mid-menopause, insomniac, and Mirror and Bathroom Scales are blisteringly unsympathetic. Her pupils make her laugh, weep, fume and despair, often in the same lesson. Her unremitting workload blights family time and she feels guilty for missing church events to catch up on marking. After all, God-lady is watching. Meanwhile, the new Head of Department seems unreachable, an Ofsted inspection looms, her sixth formers (against school policy) insist on sitting in rows, and there's a school magazine to produce ... When childhood secrets demand attention Miss doesn't want to give them, life gets complicated.

A Gift of Love

Shivering, I embrace myself and begin to realize all the things I love about my beloved Ed, and all the things about him that I will miss when he is gone. Thoughts of his impending death flood my brain, and into the still, frozen night, ...

Author: Linda Della Donna

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480804005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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Like two chips in a cookie, Linda and Ed Sclier were rolling happily along in their marriage-only to have everything come undone when Ed was diagnosed with cancer. Less than a year later, he died, turning Linda's world upside down. In A Gift of Love, she narrates her grief journey, shares the highlights of the wonderful man she fell in love with and married, describes the love they shared, and tells about the woman she has become since her soul mate died. While tracing a golden thread of treasured memories, A Gift of Love shares the struggles of a dying man, his untimely death, and his widow's deepest sorrows. Telling the story of their lives and her sorrow with grace and honesty, Linda gives a step-by-step accounting of love, loss, and the celebration of her soul mate's end, while marking her new beginning. More than fulfilling the promise she made to her husband on his deathbed to write his story, this memoir teaches life's valuable lesson: when you lose a spouse, life goes on-and love does live forever. Most of all, it acts as a reminder that though life can change suddenly, each one of us possesses the power to decide to accept the unthinkable.

Forsaking Hope

“I reckon Lord Westfall will throw a pearl choker inta the bargain when 'e sees ya, miss.” She knelt to arrange Hope's train. “Will ya be sad to leave this place, then, if Lord Westfall makes ya the offa ya's bin expectin'?

Author: Beverley Oakley


ISBN: 9781537857398

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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Two years ago, she missed their secret assignation and disappeared without a trace. Now the divine “Miss Hope” is in Felix Durham’s bed - a gift to lift his spirits, sourced by friends from London’s most exclusive brothel. Felix can’t lose her again, but Hope Merriweather is bound to her new life by dark secrets and a twisted code. Having sacrificed everything, she must choose again. Honour or her heart’s desire. Only, this time she must face the truth. It’s not her heart, alone, that will be broken.

Making Weight

The way my training was going, I certainly didn't want to miss Long Beach, especially since it was my favorite race. It wouldn't have been right for Nancy to miss the art reception either. We had time to think about it.

Author: Mike Zorick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300337447


Page: 221

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“ Ah ! Miss Jane , there will be another Confirmation some day , it was a sad pity you were too ill , to be sure , but " “ Oh ! if I had — if he would not say - if he had thought me fit . ” Esther was amazed , and asked if she should ...

Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge


ISBN: PSU:000006723446


Page: 303

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Scribners Monthly

I hardly know what to think , " Miss Laud responded . At first she had been too much bewildered by the happy turn of affairs to heed what her friend was saying . She had expected the most violent reproaches , and Claudia had forgotten ...



ISBN: UCAL:B2924097

Category: Literature

Page: 932

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