Heartwarming and humorous, this tribute to moms of the world gathers the best things anyone ever said about motherhood. From Dolly Parton to Dear Abby, women (and a few men) crack wise on the subject of the center of every family, mommie dearest! Mom’s the Word celebrates all motherhood with wise and witty words from the famous (Oprah Winfrey: "Mothers are really the true spiritual leaders.") and the funny (Erma Bombeck: "In general, my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television."). Also included are as well as thoughts that are meaningful (Jewish proverb: "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.") and memorable (Nora Ephron: "If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters.").
From the caring to the crazy, a collection of wit and wisdom from real-life moms. Their words can bring love and laughter and make us feel warm and safe . . . or, occasionally, completely confused. Now, the author of Like My Father Always Said . . .has crowd-sourced quotable quotes from countless moms—and gathers them in this hilarious, heartwarming volume. “Every woman should have a nice gay man looking after her.” “You’re not hungry. Your mouth is bored.” “You like what you’re wearing?” “Have a drink, you’ll perk right up.” “Don’t be impressed by a man’s car—he may be living in it.” Covering a variety of subjects including “Questionable Wisdom,” “Unconditional Love,” and “Good Manners & Bad Behavior,” Like My Mother Always Said . . . is the perfect book for anyone whose mom never gave up on them.
Motherhood is a gift from God! You want to be the best mom you can be, but often you are left wondering if you’re even close to achieving that goal. One day you feel like an enormous success, the next a total failure. It is a crazy combination of peaks and valleys. Payment for this wild adventure comes in the form of sticky kisses and dandelion bouquets—priceless, unforgettable rewards from the most precious of treasures. Mother of the Year will take you on a 365-day journey filled with purpose, guidance, inspiration, and encouragement to be the mom you want to be. Motherhood is the toughest job you’ll ever love, but you can do it!
Whenever you need an amusing story to hold attention, drive home a point in speech making to enliven conversation, or to read just for fun, the more than 4,100 peppery, bubbling stories in this volume will satisfy every demand. All are arranged alphabetically under subject. The index and cross-index makes it possible to locate the right story quickly. The range of this volume is far and wide. The stories are about people in all walks of life. All of them are wholesome and clean. And what is more, you will want to remember and retell these stories. Drawn from the vagaries, the foibles, and the peculiarities of human nature, they provide countless chuckles from many different locales. The ENCYCLOPEDIA of WIT, HUMOR and WISDOM is indispensable for public speakers, toastmasters, lawyers, ministers, educators, writers, salesmen, and those who love a good laugh.
Joyride is a heartwarming memoir of how a young man reconnects with his journalist mother both before and after her death through the archives of her weekly newspaper columns. Author Craig Forrest's life in print began when he was only five years old. His mother, Libby, wrote a humor column in the local newspaper in America's oldest seashore resort town, Cape May, New Jersey. Craig and his brother, Keith, became frequent subjects of their mother's Erma Bombeck-like writings. Their mother's other topics came from the news she gathered while riding around the shore on her three-wheeled bicycle. Her column, appropriately titled "Joyride", featured useful insights, humorous encounters, and the wit and wisdom that comes from living each day and raising a family. As he grew up, Craig learned more about his mother by rereading her work. When he returned home to care for Libby in the final ravages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Craig spent the evenings reliving his childhood through her columns. The writings comforted him as he watched his mother waste away, and gave him the strength he needed to come to grips with the possibility of his own death from Hodgkin's disease. Joyride is a memoir and a loving tribute by a son to his mother-a poignant story reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Color of Water.
Author: Jean Saunders
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-11-28
First published in 2004, this novel tells the story of Robert Jarvis who dies from a heart attack, leaving his wife Margaret a widow at forty-two. Family and friends rally round, but their attentions only serve to stifle her, and with increasing suspicions that her marriage had not been as perfect as it had appeared to be, Margaret longs to get away from it all. Six months later she revisits Guernsey, the scene of her honeymoon twenty-five years earlier. There she meets and becomes attracted to the confident Philip Lefarge, but after a night of torrid passion, Margaret is filled with guilt and indecision…