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Making Nice

Author : Matt Sumell
ISBN : 9781627790932
Genre : Fiction
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Lashing out at the world around him after the death of his mother, Alby, to deal with his grief, drinks, sleeps with women and finds his anger, kindness and his capacity for good making appearances when he least expects them.

Making Nice

Author : Matt Sumell
ISBN : 9781473511149
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Meet Alby. Natural habitat: a bar; a boat; his bedroom; a broad's bedroom. Favourite hobbies: starting fights (then losing them); hooking up with broads (then losing them); hating cats (it's a skill); training Gary the baby bird to be a killer (sort of). Best kept secret: when his mum died it broke his hear and he doesn't really know what to do about it. 'Sumell's savage humour is thrilling' New York Times 'Gloriously funny' Literary Review 'Making Nice has an anarchic humour and a goofy, ingenious humanity that makes every page feel new' Guardian

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Hailed as "indelible" in Entertainment Weekly's list of "20 Books We'll Read in 2015", this gut-punch of a debut about love, grief, and family "unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side of Sam Lipsyte's Homeland" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) In Matt Sumell's blazing first book, our hero Alby flails wildly against the world around him—he punches his sister (she deserved it), "unprotectos" broads (they deserved it and liked it), gets drunk and picks fights (all deserved), defends defenseless creatures both large and small, and spews insults at children, slow drivers, old ladies, and every single surviving member of his family. In each of these stories Alby distills the anguish, the terror, the humor, and the strange grace—or lack of—he experiences in the aftermath of his mother's death. Swirling at the center of Alby's rage is a grief so big, so profound, it might swallow him whole. As he drinks,...

Making Nice

Author : Alan Haehnel
ISBN : 0874401054
Genre : Drama
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Alan Haehnel Comedy Characters: 8 female, 4 male, extras, gender and numbers of characters easily manipulated The curtain opens on Cybeline, lost in the dark woods, calling plaintively for rescue as wolves prowl closer and closer All of a sudden, No, no, no! rings out from the back of the theater and a disgruntled, dictatorial director barges down the aisle, furious at the actress, the cast, and the entire crew! She commands, No one leaves the theater until this production is beaten into shape. The abused and beleaguered cast and crew are forced to comply. Enter two representatives from OSHA theatre division OSHAT. The new government agency charges the director with jeopardizing the emotional safety of the cast and crew. Barbara, who had been accustomed to using her venomous tongue at will suddenly has to make nice or have the production shut down. Then problems avalanche: the show's horse looks like a mutated camel; the lead gets a rampant case of the giggles; the understudy doesn't know her lines; disaster follows disaster, and Barbara isn't even allowed to yell. This Vermont One Act Play Contest Winner was a real hit with the judges. The show was a comedic joy from beginning to end. Thank you for sharing a fabulous piece and for giving us another name to add to those tried and true staples, Play On!, Noises Off!

Making Nice

Author : Matt Sumell
ISBN : 9781627790949
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Named a book of the year by BUSTLE and ELECTRIC LITERATURE “Alby is Holden Caulfield in the Internet age..." --Los Angeles Times Hailed as "indelible" by Entertainment Weekly, a "cringe-inducingly funny" (The Wall Street Journal) gut-punch of a debut about love, grief, and family "unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side of Sam Lipsyte's Homeland" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) In Matt Sumell's blazing first book, our hero Alby flails wildly against the world around him—he punches his sister (she deserved it), "unprotectos" broads (they deserved it and liked it), gets drunk and picks fights (all deserved), defends defenseless creatures both large and small, and spews insults at children, slow drivers, old ladies, and every single surviving member of his family. In each of these stories Alby distills the anguish, the terror, the humor, and the strange grace—or lack of—he experiences in the aftermath of his mother's death. Swirling at the center of Alby's rage is a grief so big, so profound, it might swallow him whole. As he drinks, screws, and jokes his way through his pain and heartache, Alby's anger, his kindness, and his capacity for good bubble up when he (and we) least expect it. Sumell delivers "a naked rendering of a heart sorting through its broken pieces to survive.*" Making Nice is a powerful, full-steam-ahead ride that will keep you laughing even as you try to catch your breath; a new classic about love, loss, and the fine line between grappling through grief and fighting for (and with) the only family you've got. *Mark Richard

Making Nice

Author : Elizah J. Davis
ISBN : 9781632165282
Genre : Fiction
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Blake is determined to make nice with Ryan, since they'll be stuck with each other when Blake's twin marries Ryan's best friend.

Too Nice For Your Own Good

Author : Duke Robinson
ISBN : 9780759522053
Genre : Psychology
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If you're like most folks, you were raised to be "nice". Yet now you find yourself asking: "If I'm so nice, why isn't my life better?" Renowned minister and lecturer Duke Robinson has the answer. Robinson says that well-intended behavior is essential to a humane society, but carries a down side. Being nice often means we take on too much, tell little lies, strive endlessly for perfection, and fall prey to other self-defeating behaviors. Now Robinson outlines the nine unconscious mistakes nice people make daily, and he shows how to correct them and avoid unnecessary stress with life-affirming actions. Learn how to: -- Say "no" and save yourself from burnout -- Tell others what you want, and actually receive it -- Express anger in healing ways that maintain valued relationships -- Respond effectively when i0rrationally criticized or attacked -- Liberate your true self. Are you, like many of us, too nice for your own good? This remarkable book will empower you to get what you need and deserve,out of life...and still be a nice person!

Wouldn T It Be Nice

Author : Charles L. Granata
ISBN : 9781613738405
Genre : Music
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When he first started working on Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music.From conception and composition to arrangement and production, Pet Sounds was the work of one extraordinary man. Turning his back on the protest songs and folk rock of his contemporaries and even on the bright surf sound of his own creation, Brian Wilson reached deep within himself to make music that struck an emotional chord and touched people's souls. Embracing the rapidly advancing recording technology of the time, he expertly created an original studio sound that would inspire generations of listeners and musicians.Featuring a detailed track-by-track analysis of the songs and extensive interviews with key personalities, this unique book reveals the influences--musical, personal, and professional--that together created this groundbreaking album. Now revised to include new information and recent developments, this is the definitive book on one of the greatest albums ever made.

Nice Bike

Author : Mark Scharenbroich
ISBN : 0982656238
Genre : Business & Economics
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Nice Bike is a collection of stories based on making meaningful connections with others in both your work and in your life. It's about being a part of a community, knowing that contributions matter and experiencing a greater affiliation with others. The premise begins at the 2003 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle company's 100 year anniversary celebration. Thousands and thousands of bikers throughout the world attended the event. As a Harley owner stood proudly by his bike at that event, what two words from a passerby would have made their weekend? “Nice Bike.” “Nice Bike” is more than a casual compliment. It's the engine that is fueled with the three actions of acknowledging, honoring and connecting with others. Nice Bike can help you with your daily interactions, create more meaningful relationships and add more joy in your journey on the road of life. When you have a better understanding of how to make meaningful connections, you can live a life filled with a greater sense of self worth and accomplishment in your work and in your life. Acknowledge, honor, and connect and you will change the world, one person at a time.

The Myth Of The Nice Girl

Author : Fran Hauser
ISBN : 9781328832979
Genre : Business & Economics
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A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process In THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. Hauser proves that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more. THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL is a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their career to the next level without losing themselves in the process.

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