The Struggle Bus: The Van. The Myth. The Legend. is designed to take you, dear reader, on a ride with the Wood family in the van that became an Internet sensation.
This one-of-a-kind literary adventure you are about to embark on is about more than a viral van. It's about managing the wonderful chaos of a family of 11. It's about parenting. It's about marriage. It's about success. It's about failure. It's about faith. It's about fun. It's about a van becoming a metaphor for life as it is given a fun-filled beatdown for the ages.
As you roll along with the Wood family, you just might feel driven to:
connect a little more with the God who made you.
give yourself a little more grace when you fail.
smile and laugh a little more--both at the Wood family's expense and your own.
Hop in, buckle up, hold your nose, laugh, and join the Wood family to explore one of life's fundamental truths: the struggle is real.
"PLAYING FOR KEEPS” in business is a self-help memoir that provides a “cheat sheet” for your career success.
Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author, Mom and Mentor Therese Allison is recognized as a groundbreaking pioneer and female executive, who broke the glass ceiling in a mostly male business niche (insurance brokerage). Her goal now is to empower women (and men) to “WIN” in business and life by landing a dream job, building business allies, achieving financial success and creating a work/life balance.
Based on 35 years of years of success in business and life, Allison uncovers how she became financially independent at age 38 when her company (McKenna & Associates) was sold to AON, and then retired early at age 43 to spend quality time with her children.
A Soldier's Tale of Combating Hangovers: Debauchery Before the Internet is the funniest damn book you'll ever read about the military. S.D. Turner, in his debut memoir, brilliantly captures the mood and spirit of life in the early 1990s. After signing up for the Army's delayed entry program at sixteen years old, he found himself at Kentucky's Fort Knox a week after his eighteenth birthday. As a new recruit, the story starts with him running from irate drill sergeants and ends with him running from 1,800-pound angry bulls in the cobbled streets of Pamplona, Spain.
Part One follows his 4-month training cycle where the recruits are at the hands of the drill sergeants and every torturous, but funny punishment they can dole out. Having come from a long line of service members, S.D. Turner breaks down the hysterical irony of it all in perfect fashion, as he masterfully puts the encoded world of the military into a language that civilians will understand and service members, young and old, will appreciate. It's a page-turner that will have you wanting more.
Approximately 80 percent of Americans admit they haven't read the Bible. If they did, they'd be pleasantly surprised by its impressive quantity of sex and poop jokes.
David danced naked. Noah was basically a moonshining hillbilly. Ezekiel baked poop bread. Herod was eaten by worms. Jesus cursed a fig tree, just to prove he could. Mark went streaking. Hosea married a prostitute. Lot was date-raped by his own daughters.
It turns out, there's a lot of weird stuff in the Bible. Murder-Bears, Moonshine, and Mayhem is a tongue-in-cheek look at all of it. From Elisha, who loosed homicidal bears on some kids because they called him bald (it's a long story), to the story of Ehud, who gets away with assassinating a tyrannical king because his servants think said king is taking a dump (also a long story), this book examines and casts new light on some of the Bible's stranger moments.
Organized by topic (poop, genitalia, weird violence, prostitution, gratuitous nudity, seemingly pointless miracles, and other fun stuff), Murder-Bears, Moonshine, and Mayhem is a thoroughly researched (really!), reverent, and insightful look at the best-selling book in history.
Winner of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Award for Best Humor Blog in 2017 and 2018, humorist Dave Jaffe and his wife rescued a terrier, although why anyone would is beyond them.
Cunning, intelligent, and fleetingly thoughtful, this young, very social, black-and-white, cow-eyed terrier, Budleigh, was proof of those old adages, "Smart as a terrier" and "Did he break the skin?"
Sleeping between Giants, Book I: Budleigh, the Early Year explores the highly successful, though often confusing relationship between Canines and Giants through essays and cartoons created by the author and drawn from his national award-winning blog.
In the spirit of Langston Hughes’s the Ways of White Folks, Black Trans poet & educator, J Mase III takes us on a journey through the absurdities of whiteness. From MLK quotes out of context, to strange dance moves and circular conversations about justice that go nowhere, he guides us into accepting what we already know: White Folks Be Trippin’. More importantly, in an Instagram world he warns that not knowing the complexities of whiteness, white supremacy and its impacts can be downright dangerous for us all.
Nancy Carey Johnson is an accidental writer. A wife, a mother of four boys, a guitar-playing singer/songwriter, a deli manager and baker, a gardener and hemp farmer, and a dog lover, her witty and wise observations about life in rural Vermont will by turns crack you up, make you think, and bring a tear to your eye.A relocated Brooklynite, in these delectable essays Nancy takes us on a tour of her life in Poultney, Vermont. With gentle, sometimes self-deprecating humor she points out the ways every day is filled with treasured moments and joy. She tells how she enjoys simple pleasures, like rising before the sun to drink tea from a Bright and Early Diner mug that was a gift from Aunty Luce or singing duets with the scarlet cardinal that lives outside her bedroom window. She describes her love of truck stop diners, pickles, kitchen dancing, household gadgets, and tools of life. And how finding cauliflower unexpectedly growing in the garden renews her faith.Read and savor these wry observations about human nature and rich musings on motherhood, moonshine, the nature of forgiveness, midlife, the passage of time, and friendship.
Given the choice of go big or go home, nine times out of ten the townspeople of Arnold Falls will go home, get back into their house slippers, and forget about the whole thing, whatever the whole thing was this time. Tempests great and small (mostly small) are always brewing in this tiny, upstate hamlet where half of the residents are fighting to preserve Arnold Falls as it was in its red-light-district heyday, half are up to no good, and another half are sleeping it off. And that math is correct.
Jeebie Walker moved north out of the city hoping to find a house with his then-boyfriend and a quieter life. He found the house but lost the boyfriend, and is still searching for the elusive tranquility. Just now, he's helping a pal become the first female mayor of Arnold Falls; he's fighting against a plan to build a noxious tire factory by the river; and he's working to save Chaplin, a beloved turkey, from Thanksgiving.
We all live and die by our reputation and poor Lady Godiva and Lucretia Borgia suffered more than most. Don’t worry; I’ve set that right. What about the chump who led the Charge of the Light Brigade? Everything you want to know is right here, right now. My revelations include exciting tales from the Old West and the Old Testament.
Some of my stories are a bit Hammett and Hitchcock, and that is because I have chosen to highlight some of the heroes of our time; men and women who lay it on the line for Queen or country. I'm glad you have chosen this book. It is adult fare, but suitable for most children under thirty.
If Donald Trump was a cat, what kind of cat would he be? What kind of antics would he get up to? What would the other cats think? Anna Lussenburg and Greg Perry, an award-winning cartoonist, have come together to give you the answer in this hilarious book that takes Donald Trump and puts him through the spin cycle. Whoever said, 'satire is dead' hasn't read this book!
Crump turns the world inside out to fit his golden image and creates a dystopian world where only the 'right' cats are welcome. Of course, all his short-sighted policies allow for the perfect storm of repression and unintended effects. Crump the Cat is an entertaining allegorical tale in which all kinds of cats come together to triumph over inequality and discrimination.
If you enjoy political cartoons or are looking for a funny book on Donald Trump that will have you roaring with laughter, this is it!