A black comedy about a thirtysomething man on the verge of a nervous breakdown follows too-young Antoine--a death obsessed man--into a "rest home" five years shy of forty where he befriends an Alzheimer's patient named Al and is constantly seduced by the nurses caring for him. Original.
Acclaimed 60 Minutes commentator and true-crime author Shana Alexander turns her journalist’s eye to her own unconventional family—and herself—in this fascinating, moving memoir Shana Alexander spent most of her life trying to figure out her enigmatic parents. Milton Ager was a famous songwriter whose creations included “Ain’t She Sweet” and “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Cecelia Ager was a film critic and Variety columnist. They were a glamorous Jazz Age couple that moved in charmed circles with George and Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Parker, and Jerome Kern. They remained together for fifty-seven years, and yet they lived separate lives. This wise, witty, unflinchingly candid memoir is also a revealing account of Alexander’s own life, from her successful career as a writer and national-news commentator to her troubled marriages and emotionally wrenching love affairs. She shares insights about growing up with a cold, hypercritical mother, her relationship with her younger sister, the suicide of her adopted daughter, and her reconciliation with her parents after a twenty-year estrangement. “I had to do a lot of detective work to uncover the truth about my parents’ lives,” Alexander said. “I knew almost nothing about them as people. But by the end they really did become my best friends.”
A lighthearted account by the award-winning producer and director of such productions as Laverne & Shirley and Pretty Woman traces his Bronx childhood, role in shaping A-list celebrity careers and personal philosophies about life and entertainment. 60,000 first printing.
"Based on the Paramount Pictures television series 'Happy days' created by Garry Marshall."
In Happy Days, Samuel Beckett pursues his relentless search for the meaning of existence, probing the tenuous relationships that bind one person to another, and each to the universe, top time past and time present. Once again, stripping theater to its barest essentials, Happy Days offers only two characters: Winnie, a woman of about fifty, and Willie, a man of about sixty. In the first act Winnie is buried up to her waist in a mound of earth, but still has the use of her arms and few earthly possessions—toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, small mirror, revolver, handkerchief, spectacles; in the second act she is embedded up to her neck and can move only her eyes. Willie lives and moves—on all fours—behind the mound, appearing intermittently and replying only occasionally into Winnie’s long monologue, but the knowledge of his presence is a source of comfort and inspiration to her, and doubtless the prerequisite for all her “happy days.”
WELCOME TO HAPPY DAYS! Billy Bailey was a young farm boy in 1945, when he returned from World War II. With his great love for animals, he decided to put together a small group of them and travel as "Bailey's Animal Circus." Over the next few years, the circus grew. As it did, Billy began to feel sorry for all the animals in the show. They didn't belong in trucks and train cars, riding from town to town. They were being treated badly by trainers and even some of the people who came to see them. In 1950 Billy decided he couldn't put his animal friends through the daily grind of travel and hardship. He looked for an opportunity to purchase over a thousand acres of land somewhere and let the animals live a full and easy life of their own. He was able to buy a large area of land in New England that he knew would be perfect. The property had many ponds, lakes, and rolling hills, along with beautiful fields and forests. He knew the animals loved the four seasons of the year -- winter, spring, summer and fall. By then, he had dozens of animals ready to settle down, raise families and enjoy Happy Days forever. The leader of the group was one of the biggest elephants in the world. Al Elephant was called "Big Al" by all who knew him. He suggested that the new town set aside for animals only should be called "Happy Days," since all the animals, when hearing about the new town, said "Happy Days are here again!" It was the beginning of the first town in the world with animals of all nations living together in harmony and happiness. The building they put up was named after Billy Bailey. it was called "Bailey's Barn," and in later years it became the Town Hall. Many visitors to Happy Days refer to it as "Camelot," which was the legendary town where King Arthur lived. It is a place where only beauty and peace surround those who live there. Visit Happy Days often and you'll always leave with a smile on your face! Happy Days to All -- From Your Animal Friends.
Though best known for his caustic newspaper columns, H. L. Mencken's most enduring contribution to American literature may be his autobiographical writings, most of which first appeared in the New Yorker. In Happy Days, Mencken recalls memories of a safe and happy boyhood in the Baltimore of the 1880s and celebrates a way of life that he saw swiftly changing—from a time of straw hats and buggy rides to locomotives and bread lines.
Just as no two snowflakes are alike and no two thumbprints are the same, God made each person special. This early reader 16-page book teaches kids about the Bible and character traits.
Excerpt-When Margery was three months old I wrote a letter to her mother: Dear Madam,—If you have a copy in Class D at 1/10d. net, I shall be glad to hear from you.I am,The Baby's Uncle. On Tuesday I got an answer by the morning post: Dear Sir,—In reply to yours: How dare you insult my child? She is in Class A1, priceless and bought in by the owner. Four months old (and two days) on Christmas Day. Fancy!I am,The Baby's Mother.
Sang Chun, a Korean orphan boy, and his friends play and work together to help their teacher build a school. Grades 5-7.
My Happy Days in Hell (1962) is Gyorgy Faludy's grimly beautiful autobiography of his battle to survive tyranny and oppression. Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, acclaimed poet Faludy journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover but merely a cursory asylum. When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North Africa, then on to America, where he volunteers for military service. Missing his homeland and determined to do the right thing, he returns � only to be imprisoned, tortured, and slowly starved, eventually becoming one of only twenty-one survivors of his camp.
Jamie Oliver's no 1 bestseller, Happy Days with the Naked ChefJamie is one of Britain's best-loved chefs who has made cooking interesting and accessible, not only for a new generation but for all those who love good food. He believes in getting the most out of ingredients and making tasty, easy, sociable food with the minimum of fuss. Like his first two books, Happy Days is filled with fantastic recipes for different occasions. By keeping it simple, it is perfect for those who want to give it a go in the kitchen. Happy Days with Naked Chef contains loads of classic, easy recipes like the fluffy pancakes USA style, Jamie Oliver's ultra-simple pukka pineapple with bashed-up mint sugar, and his old man's superb chicken. Genius.'There is only one Jamie Oliver. Great to watch. Great to cook' Delia Smith 'Great, fabulous. Just enjoy yourself, get stuck in, happy days' SpectatorJamie Oliver's career started as a chef at the River Café, where he was quickly spotted by the television company that made him famous as The Naked Chef. He has since published a huge range of bestselling cookery books, including The Naked Chef, The Return of the Naked Chef, Jamie's Dinners, Jamie Does, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Jamie's Kitchen, Cook with Jamie, Jamie at Home, Jamie's Italy, Jamie's Great Britain, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals and Jamie's 15-Minute Meals.
Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a hilarious collection of classic Just William stories - now with a brand new cover-look illustrated by Steven Lenton. When William's mother offers him a birthday party, he is suspicious - what's the catch? Convinced that he will have to do something boring in exchange, William refuses to be caught out. But offers of food, a pet, even hidden treasure are very hard to refuse . . . This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922.
In the 21st century, why do we keep talking about the fifties and sixties? In "Happy Days and Wonder Years", Daniel Marcus reveals how interpretations of these decades have figured in the cultural politics of the United States since 1970.
"This true tale of a Hollywood childhood, a fairytale role in one of television's all-time most popular shows, and a journey to dynamic and radiant health through a living-foods diet reveals author Cathy Silvers to be as enthusiastic an advocate of healthy living as "Jenny Piccolo" was boy-crazy"--Provided by publisher.
This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Happy Day features bright, cheery flowers with uplifting sentiments. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's meaning, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.