She is a single, twentysomething, gun-loving, Christian, Republican writer and blogger, the daughter of a senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee. He is a married, 40-year-old, gun-fearing, atheist, Democrat comedian, the son of a lesbian former Social Security employee. Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black barely know each other. But they are about to change the way politics is discussed in America. In the summer of 2011, McCain and Black embarked on a balls-out, cross-country tour. Along the way, they spoke to politicians, gun lovers, abortion-rights advocates and opponents, gay parents, flag burners, Muslims, poker players, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, veterans, teen moms, bikers, fast-food workers, and a hooker or two. They toured the White House. They fired semiautomatic weapons. They stopped and ate at every Olive Garden along the way. But mostly they talked to each other about their differences and their similarities. It's Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson in a political cannonball run across America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003120/bk_rand_003120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ukraine Travel Guide was created by a local blogger and a great Ukraine lover, Iryna Tverda. She would love to show you the best of her homeland and the most undiscovered country in Europe. This audiobook is for those who know nothing about Ukraine, complete “Ukraine beginners” who, hearing the word Ukraine, think of “the war, football player Andriy Shevchenko, and Chernobyl”, and who might not even guess Ukraine has so many pristine natural wonders, historical places, architectural gems, and cultural events to offer. The audiobook is full of local legends and folklore stories behind each castle, museum, and mountain, so even if you are not going to Ukraine, at least in this life, you may discover something new about another culture. And of course, the guide definitely may be useful to travelers who are planning a trip to Ukraine, as it provides a certain “to-do” list in the country, followed by the information about prices, fares, food, and popular tourist attractions, as well as hidden places even locals are not aware of, cheap hostels, and unique restaurants. Inside the audiobook, you will find: Three separate detailed “to-do” guides for Kyiv, Lviv, and Odessa: all tourist attractions with the clear description, entrance fee, working time, and how to get there; hidden places worth attention, unusual museums, food tips, accommodation, and useful websites. Ukraine's top places to visit, including the world's only botanical phenomenon, Tunnel of Love; medieval castles and knight festivals; thousand-year-old caves full of ghost legends; authentic mountain villages inhabited by Ukrainian highlanders known as Hutsuls; the Cossack island Khortytsya; ancient temples vibrating unbelievable energy; one of the world’s famous garden-park art creations, Sofiyivka Park; picturesque local flea markets; and many others. Chernobyl Zone - why thousands of foreign tourists visit the notorious 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ross Pipkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119011/bk_acx0_119011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make the most of your CSA membership - or your garden harvest - with simple yet bold, inventive yet nourishing meals from acclaimed blogger Linda Ly. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have connected farms to consumers and made people more in tune with where their food comes from, but still leave many stumped beyond the conventional uses for their produce. How many times has a CSA share arrived with things you've never seen before or not known what to do with? The CSA Cookbook will help you cook your way through a CSA box (or farmers' market or backyard bounty) with 105 seasonal recipes that utilize every edible part of the plant, from leaves and flowers to stems and seeds. Think of it as a nose-to-tail approach - for vegetables! With innovative ideas for preparing the lesser-known but no-less-delicious parts of plants, tips for using the odds and ends of vegetables, and easy preservation techniques, Linda Ly helps you get from farm to table without a fuss. Chapters include tomatoes and peppers, leafy greens, peas and beans, bulbs and stems, roots and tubers, melons and gourds, and flowers and herbs. You'll find globally-inspired, vegetable-focused recipes that turn a single plant into several meals - take squash, for instance. This year-round vegetable brings a variety of tastes and textures to the table: Squash Blossom and Roasted Poblano Tacos, Sicilian Squash Shoot Soup, Autumn Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale, Cranberries, and Walnuts, and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. If you grow your own food at home, you might be surprised to learn you can eat the leaves from your pepper plants, or pickle the seed pods from your radishes. The CSA Cookbook aims to inspire curiosity in the garden and creativity in the kitchen. You'll look at vegetables in a whole new way and think twice before you discard your kitchen 'scraps'!
The second cookbook from foodie author and blogger Emma Galloway, this includes healthy, vegetarian recipes which follow the seasonal rhythms of her garden and kitchen. With photos by the author.
Are you anxious to create a green, restful outside space, but waiting until you move into &#8220;the perfect place&#8221; and not so sure when that will happen? Do you long for a gardening life that brings together your friends and family, but you honestly don&#8217;t know where to start? Marianne Willburn doesn&#8217;t want you to wait a minute longer. In Big Dreams, Small Garden this popular garden columnist and blogger helps you to change your perspective, pack away feelings of envy and inadequacy, and build the skills you need to start creating the space you&#8217;ve always dreamed of. An ideal guide for those who struggle with limited resources, Big Dreams, Small Garden leads you through the process of visualizing, achieving, maintaining, and enjoying your unfolding garden. It gives you tips for making a sanctuary in less-than-ideal situations and profiles real-life gardeners who have done just that&#8212;including the author herself.
Offering a garden-variety of carefully cultivated lists, this suggestion guide for the at-home movie viewer incorporates classic films with those more obscure for a full menu of watch-worthy films. Online streaming services might present their own recommendation services, but little is provided about the film beyond a snippet description and further research is usually required. This all-in-one recommendation source provides descriptions, a capsule review, trivia, and helpful tips on where to locate the movie--whether in DVD format or online. Hosting a mini-film festival or coordinating the programming for a film class or club becomes an easy undertaking with this guide on hand, or it could simply be the solution for any given Friday night. Such figures as authors, film bloggers, and columnists contribute to the suggestions, incorporating the respected views of people that include Julia Sweeney, Barry Gifford, and Bilge Ebiri. Among those contributing to this book are: Bilge Ebiri (popular film blogger) Barry Gifford (author of Wild At Heart ) Bill Ott (Publisher of Booklist ) Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live cast member and monologist) Zoe Trope (author of YA memoir Please Don't Kill the Freshman ) Ken Vandermark (MacArthur 'genius' grant-winning jazz musician) Eugenia Williamson (pop culture columnist for The Boston Phoenix )
ABOUT THE BOOK 30 Rock is an NBC television series that has ruled Thursday nights in a way no half-hour sitcom has since the days of Friends. Created by former Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update anchor Tina Fey, the show initially had trouble finding an audience. That changed practically overnight after Fey returned to SNL to play then-vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin with whom Fey shares a resemblance. The show, now in its sixth season, has won many awards and continued to dominate televisions comedy genre. After garnering critical and commercial success for her work on SNL, Tina Fey surprised many in the television world by leaving the venerable sketch comedy show show in May of 2006 to work on her own NBC sitcom called 30 Rock. The show was inspired by Tinas own experience working as a writer on SNL, with 30 Rock about the behind-the-scenes craziness of an NBC late night sketch comedy show. MEET THE AUTHOR Kent Page McGroarty is a freelance writer. She is a frequent lifestyle contributor to online magazine EDGE Publications and Demand Media sites LIVESTRONG.com, eHow Home and Garden and Local.com. Kent also works as a blogger and copywriter, including for her own site, A Natural Day.net. She has a B.A. in English from Saint Joseph's University. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK 30 Rock follows the life of 30-something Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), the head writer of The Girlie Show, a Saturday Night Live-type show filmed at NBCs 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. When the series begins, Liz has been informed of the death of her old boss and his subsequent replacement, the business-minded Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). Jack has little experience producing television shows as he has previously worked in GEs corporate offices only, though GE owns NBC. He is initially unconcerned with the show as he oversees numerous other projects, but realizes he needs to drastically change The Girlie Show if the show is to remain on the air. Jack therefore hires Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), a movie actor known for running through the streets of New York in his underwear among many other random acts of goofiness. Liz is against the hiring the minute Jack mentions the idea because she knows Tracy is insane, but Jack goes ahead and hires Tracy, anyway. Liz realizes the veins of Girlie Show star, Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski), will explode at the thought of another actor coming in to proverbially throw up all over her spotlight. But, Liz promises Jenna she will take care of it. Taking care of it doesnt go so well when Jack re-names the show TGS With Tracy Jordan. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on 30 Rock Season 6 + Introduction + About the Director and Producer + Overall Summary + Episode-By-Episode Summary and Commentary + ...and much more 30 Rock Season 6
From the popular blogger behind Simply Scratch comes a debut cookbook of easy and accessible family recipes - the new bible for cooking with whole foods. For Laurie McNamara, growing up on a farm in the country had major perks: her mother cooked with vegetables from the family garden, they collected fresh eggs from the chicken coop, and absolutely everything-from ketchup to casseroles-was made 100 percent from scratch, with whole foods. When McNamara moved away from home, though, she found herself too busy to prepare from-scratch meals, between working full time and raising two kids. Like most Americans, she relied on boxed brownie mix, canned soup, bottled dressings, and frozen dinners to make home cooking quicker and cheaper. But she soon learned that these so-called shortcuts were in fact both more expensive and light-years less healthy than simply making everything herself. Eventually, she'd had enough and vowed to remake her kitchen into a from-scratch kitchen. Now, five years later, McNamara has helped hundreds of thousands of home cooks prepare from-scratch meals with whole-food ingredients through her blog, Simply Scratch. McNamara's highly anticipated debut cookbook, Simply Scratch, brings her home-cooking know-how to the nation, with 120 wholesome, tasty recipes along with stunning photography, entertaining anecdotes, and personal musings. This book offers easy recipes for delectable concoctions such as Buckwheat Pancakes, Veggie Pesto Pizza, Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup, and Fudy Chocolate Toffee-Topped Brownies. Simply Scratch will be the must-have bible to cooking beyond the box and can. Featuring a down-to-earth approach and family recipes that use everyday ingredients, Simply Scratch proves cooking from scratch can be affordable, simple, fun, and-of course-absolutely delicious.
Blue skies, new love, and a glass of Bordeaux . . . what could possibly go wrong? When Emmy Jamieson leaves her life behind and moves to La Cour des Roses, a gorgeous guesthouse amidst vineyards in France, everything is resting on her success as the new guesthouse manager. Looming in the calendar is the biggest booking ever, when the entire eccentric, demanding Thomson family will descend for a golden wedding anniversary. With airbeds on the floor and caravans in the garden, La Cour des Roses will be bursting at the seams. Emmy knows she&#8217;s up to the challenge, especially with the support of the gorgeous Alain, the half-French, half-English, caramel-eyed accountant. But she hadn&#8217;t counted on a naked, sleepwalking travel blogger, or the return of owner Rupert&#8217;s venomous ex-wife Gloria. Gloria has a few things to say about Emmy&#8217;s new role, Rupert&#8217;s finances, and the unsuspecting Alain, which send everybody reeling. Just when Emmy can see a future for herself of endless sunshine, true love and laughter, are her dreams about to be ripped at the seams? Fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Nick Alexander will want to join Emmy for a glass of wine as the sun sets on the terrace at La Cour des Roses. &#8216;I've absolutely fallen in love &#8230; I felt myself longing for a Rupert of my own in times of crisis &#8230; I'll also take some friends like Sophie and Ellie &#8230; What I really want, though, is at least one more book with all of them.&#8217; Well Read Pirate Queen &#8216;What a fabulous sequel! I fell deeply in love with Les Cours des Roses &#8230; I started reading it in a hospital waiting room, waiting for a blood test. I think the other patients thought I'd lost the plot, I was giggling so much! It is a warm, happy and funny book &#8230; Loved this one!!&#8217; Annie&#8217;s Book Corner &#8216;Oh wow! I absolutely loved, lived, laughed and cried with this brilliant, addictive tale. I ADORED the first book in the series and reading this one was like meeting up with much loved old friends &#8230; oodles of humor thrown in. A beautiful, fun tale, set in stunning surroundings, with characters that you don't want to leave behind. Highly recommended!&#8217; Renita D&#8217;Silva &#8216;It's official....Helen Pollard can do NO wrong. I read her book The Little French Guesthouse and fell in love. I fell in love with France, with the Guesthouse and with all of the characters &#8230; with this next book I have fallen in love all over again &#8230; This really is a wonderfully feel good read, and I absolutely cannot wait to return to the village and read more about everybody.&#8217; Best Crime Books and More &#8216;Oh, how joyous it was &#8230; I did enjoy every single minute &#8230; I was distraught when the story was finished &#8230; I am short of words to describe how incredibly fun and delightful this short, quick vacation at La Cour Des Roses was &#8230; a perfect summer book.&#8217; Lilac Diaries &#8216;I couldn't stop reading&#8230;