Que tire la primera piedra la que no haya hecho alguna de estas cosas al menos una vez: â¢ Revolver el armario entero un sÃ¡bado por la noche porque no tiene nada que ponerse. â¢ Buscarse a sÃ misma en Google. â¢ Posponer la dieta Â«hasta el lunes que vieneÂ». â¢ Desear encontrarse al ex para que vea lo bien que le ha sentado a una la ruptura. â¢ Ir de rebajas con la intenciÃ³n de comprar unos bÃ¡sicos y sorprenderse volviendo a casa mÃ¡s cargada que Julia Roberts en Pretty Woman. â¢ Hundirse en la miseria tras repasar la sana vida de las fi t bloggers. La autora identifica y saca punta a todas estas situaciones hasta hacernos estallar en carcajadas. Amor, moda, dietas, estudios y trabajo, vida 2.0...: nada escapa al talento ilustrado de Clarilou.
Aloha, Candy Hearts
Author: Anthony Bidulka
Publisher: Insomniac Press
New Edition of Russell Quant's Sixth Case From the calm Pacific to the storm-tossed prairie, a teasing puzzle turns into a frightening game of cat and mouse for gay PI Russell Quant. Russell can't be sure whether a dead man's surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades â from a shocking modern-day murder to Saskatoon's dark, hidden past â he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world's most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the site of a never-forgotten scourge. As past reveals future, the hunter becomes the hunted. Racing to keep up with his latest case, Russell must balance his professional life with the demands of a wedding, a memorial, and at least one home-cooked meal at Mom's. With the Hawaiian sand barely shook free from his hair, Russell is confronted, professionally and personally, with the harsh consequences of indecision. Saying aloha is not always easy. Welcome to the world of Russell Quant... .
Armed with her beloved illustrations, popular Instagram artist Beth Evans (197k followers) tackles a range of issuesâfrom whimsical musings to deeply personal strugglesâin this imaginative anti-guide to being your own person. Welcome To Adulthood! Hey, waitâwhere are you goingâ¦? Did you ever wish your best friendâthe person you would trust with your innermost secrets, the person whose wisdom and comfort you seek in times of stress or self-doubtâcould draw? Popular Instagram illustrator, Beth Evans, has made a name for herself writing comics and sharing her personal experiences on life as she enters and navigates adulthood. Her ability to find humor in common situations around love, social anxieties, depression and work has created a cult-like following from her 217k Instagram fans. Like Mindy Kaling meets Hyperbole and a Half, I Really Didnât Think This Through gets at the heart of what makes life both so challenging and so joyfulâfiguring out how to be a person in the world. This book is a compendium of Bethâs collected wisdom and stories, interwoven with her tremendously popular and loveable illustrations. The book is a wonderful mix of fun (playful meditations on the band Rush and international pen-pals) and thoughtful (Beth delves into her personal history with obsessive compulsive disorder and depression while commiserating on topics like dating and credit card shame) all with a simple candor that anyone from a teen to their grandparent can relate to. Through all of her experiences, Beth manages to extract valuable lessons, and the book is replete with friendly advice about caring for yourself, getting help no matter what your problems are, and embracing what makes you happy. Beth is a compelling storyteller, her drawings picking up where her words leave off, creating an approachable and immersive experience for the reader. Bethâs work feels like a hug from your best friend. And like a best friend, sheâs here to say âYou got this!â
Author: Mayra Santos-Febres
Discovered by Martha Divine in the backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irrisistable voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Auditioning for one of the luxury hotels in the Dominican Republic, Selena casts her spell over Hugo Graubel, one of the hotel's rich investors. Graubel is a powerful man in the Republic, married with children. Silena, determined to escape the poverty and abuse s/he suffered as a child, engages Graubel in a long seduction in this mordant, intensely lyrical tragi-comedy - part masque, part cabaret - about identity (class, race, gender) and "the hunger and desire to be other things."
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Author: Enrique Laso
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
This is the story of Padre Salas, the most charismatic character from the bestselling novel Hell Calling, which dazzled thousands of readers across the globe, and has recently been adapted for cinema by Luis Endera. In this prequel, we discover what caused Padre Salasâ flight from Mexico, leading to his taking refuge in Madrid. We will encounter the terrifying cases of multiple possessions of several girls in towns and villages around Guadalajara (Mexico). This is a novel filled with moments of excitement, tension, and no shortage of fear, guaranteed to captivate all those who love the genre. Extract from Chapter 1: The girl had spent the entire night howling. It was a visceral noise, more commonly associated with a wild animal, than the gaunt, virtually emaciated body of a little girl, who was barely ten years old. She lay curled up on a rough bed, which had been thrown together out of lumpy sacks of hay. Her parents, more out of desperation than resentment or fear, had confined her to a shed, which they used mainly for keeping the rain off the farming tools, and for storing a few low-value belongings that they had inherited over the years from different family members. The doctor approached the child with apprehension; she seemed to be sleeping, although her breathing was broken by a constant shaking that was not of human origin. âHow many days has she been lying in this state?â âA... a week...â the mother dared to say, certain that she was about to receive an immediate reprimand from the doctor. The doctor heaved a sigh of resignation and, picking up the girlâs hand, he tried to measure her pulse. He felt a shiver run down his spine as he noticed that her heart was hardly beating at all... little more than 20 beats per minute! It was completely impossible.
Explains how to use times of challenge, disappointment, illness, and dissatisfaction as an opportunity to explore the soul's deepest needs in order to provide healing and a new understanding of the meaning of life.
Calling upon metaphors, vignettes, jokes, innuendos, and certain other "right-hemispheric" language games, Paul Watzlawick shows how we can (and do) make everyday life miserable.
When The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in English, it was hailed as "a work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness" by critic Elizabeth Hardwick and named one of the best books of 1984 by the New York Times Book Review. It went on to win the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and quickly became an international bestseller. Twenty years later, the novel has established itself as a modern classic. To commemorate the anniversary of its first English-language publication, HarperCollins is proud to offer a special hardcover edition. A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover -- these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. Controlled by day, Tereza's jealousy awakens by night, transformed into ineffably sad death-dreams, while Tomas, a successful surgeon, alternates loving devotion to the dependent Tereza with the ardent pursuit of other women. Sabina, an independent, free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals -- of parents, husband, country, love itself -- whereas her lover, the intellectual Franz, loses all because of his earnest goodness and fidelity. In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel, says the novelist, "the unbearable lightness of being" -- not only as the consequence of our private acts but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine. This magnificent novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence. It juxtaposes geographically distant places (Prague, Geneva, Paris, Thailand, the United States, a forlorn Bohemian village); brilliant and playful reflections (on "eternal return," on kitsch, on man and animals -- Tomas and Tereza have a beloved doe named Karenin); and a variety of styles (from the farcical to the elegiac) to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world's truly great writers.
Author: Dianna C. Niebylski
Publisher: SUNY Press
Analyzes the explosive connections among strategic uses of humor, women's bodies, and resistance in fiction by Latin American women writers.
The Intelligent Heart
Author: Dzigar Kongtrul, Joseph Waxmen
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Compassion arises naturally when one comes to perceive the lack of solid distinction between self and other. The Buddhist practice known as tonglenâin which one consciously exchanges self for otherâis a skillful method for getting to that truthful perception. In this, his commentary on the renowned Tibetan lojong (mind training) text the Seven Points of Mind Training, Dzigar Kongtrul reveals tonglen to be the true heart and essence of all mind-training practices. He shows how to train the mind in a way that infuses every moment of life with uncontrived kindness toward all.
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Heather Wood RudÃºlph
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Presents discussions on a variety of feminist topics which take into account the current cultural climate, coving such topics as dating, fashion, careers, dieting, plastic surgery, political activism, and relationships.
More Than Neighbors
Author: Isabel Keats
Chronicle of San Gabriel
Author: Julio RamÃ³n Ribeyro
Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Press
After his mother's death, Lucho, a teenager, is sent from Lima to stay with his relatives at the San Gabriel hacienda. There he witnisses the provincial customs of an agrarian community and develops a torturous relationship with his manipulative young cousin.