The Longest Trip Home

The Longest Trip Home Author John Grogan
ISBN-10 9781848941427
Release 2009-05-28
Pages 416
Download Link Click Here

Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home . . .In his bestseller, Marley & Me, John Grogan perfectly described one family's love for their wondrously neurotic dog. He made us laugh and cry, and showed how unconditional love can come in many forms. Now, in The Longest Trip Home, John writes with the same honesty, openness and humour about the relationship between a son and his parents.As a 'bad' boy in a good family, John didn't always live up to his parents' expectations, but as a man he came to understand the love they gave him every day of his life. In The Longest Trip Home John describes his painful, funny and poignant journey into adulthood. A fateful call from his father would lead him on the next leg of his journey - the trip back home.At its heart, this is a universal story about growing up, and making peace with your parents before it's too late. As warm and moving as Marley & Me, The Longest Trip Home is a tribute to the power of family and love.



The Longest Trip Home

The Longest Trip Home Author John Grogan
ISBN-10 0061980889
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 352
Download Link Click Here

Meet the Grogans Before there was Marley, there was a gleefully mischievous boy navigating his way through the seismic social upheaval of the 1960s. On the one side were his loving but comically traditional parents, whose expectations were clear. On the other were his neighborhood pals and all the misdeeds that followed. The more young John tried to straddle these two worlds, the more spectacularly, and hilariously, he failed. Told with Grogan's trademark humor and affection, The Longest Trip Home is the story of one son's journey into adulthood to claim his place in the world. It is a story of faith and reconciliation, breaking away and finding the way home again, and learning in the end that a family's love will triumph over its differences.



The Longest Trip Home

The Longest Trip Home Author John Grogan
ISBN-10 9780733626791
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 352
Download Link Click Here

Told with the same blend of humour and poignancy that made Marley & Me beloved by millions around the world, this is John Grogan's story of a boy and his family and of life long before that dog. Finding your place in the world can be the longest trip home... In his international bestseller Marley & Me, John Grogan perfectly described the love of a family for their wondrously neurotic dog. He made us laugh and cry, and showed how love can come in many forms. Now, in The Longest Trip Home, John writes with the same honesty, openness and humour about the relationship between a boy and his parents. As a 'bad' boy in a good family, John didn't always live up to his parents' expectations, but as a man he came to understand the unconditional love they gave him. In this book, John describes his painful, funny and poignant journey into adulthood. A fateful call from his father would lead him on the next leg of his journey - the trip back home. As warm and moving as Marley & Me, The Longest Trip Home is a lyrical tribute to the power of family and love. PRAISE for The Longest Trip Home: 'Grogan follows up Marley & Me with a hilarious and touching memoir of his childhood in suburban Detroit.' Publishers Weekly (starred) 'If you enjoyed Marley & Me, you'll be equally amused and moved by this story' The Weekend Australian 'The strength of this book is the poignancy of the father-son relationship.' Sun-Herald 'moving and written with humour' The Age 'sentences that are lyrical and observations that are wry and witty' The Washington Post 'It's easy to think of John Grogan as your new best friend after reading this memoir.' Herald Sun



The Longest Way Home

The Longest Way Home Author Andrew McCarthy
ISBN-10 9781451667509
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 288
Download Link Click Here

The actor-turned-travel writer meditates on how travel has helped him to overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment, tracing his soul-searching visits to such world regions as Patagonia, the Amazon, and Kilimanjaro.



The Longest Road

The Longest Road Author Philip Caputo
ISBN-10 9780805096965
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 320
Download Link Click Here

In The Longest Road, one of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large. Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question. So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.



Marley Me

Marley   Me Author John Grogan
ISBN-10 0061793558
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 320
Download Link Click Here

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Now with photos and new material



Once Upon a Flock

Once Upon a Flock Author Lauren Scheuer
ISBN-10 9781451698756
Release 2013-03-19
Pages 256
Download Link Click Here

When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens. Her husband and teenage daughter looked on incredulously as coop sketches and chicken-raising books filled their New England home. But when the chicks arrived, the whole family fell in love with the bundles of fluff and the wild adventures began. Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens stars Scheuer’s backyard chickens—with their big personalities, friendships, rivalries, and secrets—and the flock’s guardian, Marky the terrier. The flock includes Hatsy, the little dynamo; Lil’White, the deranged and twisted Buff Orpington; Pigeon, the fixer-upper chicken; and Lucy, the special-needs hen who bonds with Lauren and becomes a fast friend. This charming story of Lauren’s life with her quirky flock is filled with moments of humor and heartbreak: When Lucy is afflicted with a neurological disease, Lauren builds Lucy a special-needs coop. When Lucy’s nesting instinct leads Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home. And when Lucy’s best friend Hatsy falls ill, Lauren finds an unlikely friend for Lucy in a chicken named Pigeon, who requires an emergency bath and blow-dry. Enthusiastically immersing herself in the world of her flock, Lauren discovers that love, loss, passion, and resilience are not only parts of the human experience, but of the chicken experience as well. Throughout it all, Lauren documents the laughter and drama of her flock’s adventures with her own whimsical photos and illustrations. At once humorous, poignant, and informative, Once Upon a Flock is a feathered tale like no other.



Bad Dog Marley

Bad Dog  Marley Author John Grogan
ISBN-10 9780061171161
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 40
Download Link Click Here

Make way for Marley! Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie welcome Marley, a lovable puppy, into their home. But Marley doesn’t stay a pint-sized pup for long. He grows and grows, and the bigger Marley gets, the bigger trouble he gets into. Big, bad-boy trouble. Will this family have to find a new home for their misbehaving pooch, or will he prove he can be a good boy?



The Genius of Dogs

The Genius of Dogs Author Brian Hare
ISBN-10 9781101609637
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 384
Download Link Click Here

For readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, this New York Times bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the interior lives of our smartest pets In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare, have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. This dog genius revolution is transforming how we live and work with our canine friends, including how we train them. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can't hear you? Does she want affection—or just your sandwich? In Th­e Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out what discoveries at the Duke Canine Cognition Lab and other research facilities around the world are revealing about how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends.



The Longest Silence

The Longest Silence Author Thomas McGuane
ISBN-10 9780679777571
Release 2001-06-01
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

In a witty and thoughtful compilation of thirty-three essays, the author of The Bushwhacked Piano reflects on the world of angling as he shares his observations on his quarry, great fishing spots around the world, fishing equipment, and more. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.



The Girl s Guide to Homelessness

The Girl s Guide to Homelessness Author Brianna Karp
ISBN-10 1459201671
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 288
Download Link Click Here

Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age ten, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California. Although her young life was scarred by violence and abuse, Karp stayed focused on her dream of a steady job and a home of her own. By age twenty-two her dream became reality. Karp loved her job as an executive assistant and signed the lease on a tiny cottage near the beach. And then the Great Recession hit. Karp, like millions of others, lost her job. In the six months between the day she was laid off and the day she was forced out onto the street, Karp scrambled for temp work and filed hundreds of job applications, only to find all doors closed. When she inherited a thirty-foot travel trailer after her father's suicide, Karp parked it in a Walmart parking lot and began to blog about her search for work and a way back.



Lion A Long Way Home Young Readers Edition

Lion  A Long Way Home Young Readers  Edition Author Saroo Brierley
ISBN-10 9781743772171
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 208
Download Link Click Here

Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey back to India to see if he could find his mother. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.



The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride Author Emilio Scotto
ISBN-10 0760326320
Release 2007-03-15
Pages 224
Download Link Click Here

Emilio Scotto recounts his adventure-packed, world-record, decade-long motorcycle journey through virtually every country in the world.



The Trip to Echo Spring

The Trip to Echo Spring Author Olivia Laing
ISBN-10 9780857868893
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 352
Download Link Click Here

Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award. Why were so many authors of the greatest works of literature consumed by alcoholism? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and drink in the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. Beautiful, captivating and original, The Trip to Echo Spring strips away the myth of the alcoholic writer to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert.



Bad Dogs Have More Fun

Bad Dogs Have More Fun Author John Grogan
ISBN-10 9780786749546
Release 2008-12-02
Pages 448
Download Link Click Here

"Bad Dogs Have More Fun" is an unforgettable collection of more than seventy-five newspaper articles from "The Philadelphia Inquirer" written by former columnist John Grogan. Combining humor, wit, poignancy, and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in. Whether it be writing about animals (from dogs to elephants to geese!), powerful and moving comments about his own and other families, trenchant comments on life's foibles and farces, or his interviews and interactions with people who are memorable and unusual in their own right, John Grogan makes us laugh--he makes us cry--he makes us think.



The Puppy Diaries

The Puppy Diaries Author Jill Abramson
ISBN-10 9781429996921
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 256
Download Link Click Here

An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009. Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor. What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.



Love Wins

Love Wins Author Debbie Cenziper
ISBN-10 9780062456090
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades—the legalization of same-sex marriage. In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center. This is a story of law and love—and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered. Twenty years ago, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati, Ohio, a place where gays were routinely picked up by police and fired from their jobs. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had to provide married gay couples all the benefits offered to straight couples. Jim and John—who was dying from ALS—flew to Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal. But back home, Ohio refused to recognize their union, or even list Jim’s name on John’s death certificate. Then they met Al Gerhardstein, a courageous attorney who had spent nearly three decades advocating for civil rights and who now saw an opening for the cause that few others had before him. This forceful and deeply affecting narrative—Part Erin Brockovich, part Milk, part Still Alice—chronicles how this grieving man and his lawyer, against overwhelming odds, introduced the most important gay rights case in U.S. history. It is an urgent and unforgettable account that will inspire readers for many years to come.