Oh the Moon: Stories from the Tortured Mind of Charlyne Yi

From actress, comic, musician, and author Charlyne Yi comes this number of illustrated, interconnected brief tales and anecdotes that blends comedy, fabulous adventures, and a hurricane of  emotions that might make you need to chortle and cry on the similar time—reminiscent of the works of Demetri Martin, Shel Silverstein and John Cassavetes.

Charlyne Yi takes readers from a sky jam-packed with vengeful clouds to the depths of a frog’s belly, and to Hell and back—literally—in this number of brief tales that showcases her certain style.

Equal elements whimsical, hilarious, heartbreaking, and terrifying, those brief stories—both written and illustrated through Charlyne—can be learn individually, yet are attached thematically following the problems of affection at each age:

• Forgive Me: What occurs whilst the tiniest boy of all time is the single factor status among the world’s greatest child and an offended mob? Who may perhaps ever love whatever so small? Or so big?

• She’s All Legs: during this highly spiced, action-packed romance, Agatha, a girl who's actually simply legs and a head, comes to a decision to seek down and kill the satan himself. alongside the best way she meets Cassady, an Elvis impersonator along with his personal, mysterious gripe with the darkish Lord.

Short, one-page anecdotes, poems, reflections, and imagery also are included.

Strange, heartfelt, and beautiful, Oh the Moon exhibits you're keen on within the method that simply Charlyne Yi’s tremendous, witty brain can.

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Castle Kidnapped

Citadel Perilous is a magic citadel packed with secret and experience, yet occasionally even magic castles can pass awry. this actual citadel has the ability to ship its site visitors to 144,000 trade worlds, each one a good looking voyage to the unknown. yet each one voyage turns out to backfire. machine whiz child Jeremy is caught on a planet of golf-playing dinosaurs. Gentrified Gene unearths himself a on a planet overrun with amazon girls the place the queen has taken a specific shine to him and merely Lord of the fort Incarnadine can st

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Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (Classic Seuss)

By Dr. Seuss

Sign up for one in every of Dr. Seuss's such a lot giving characters within the vintage photograph booklet Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. Poor Thidwick's generosity proves the adage that no stable deed is going unpunished, and shortly every person, from a tiny Bingle trojan horse to a major undergo, is making the most of our antlered hero. With Seuss's rhyming textual content and endearing illustrations, this loved tale a few kindhearted moose and the bullies that make a house on his horns is a perfect approach to introduce young ones to the helpful idea of self-respect.

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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

By Andrew O'Hagan

Meet Maf: The hilariously opinionated, well-read, politically scrappy, and intricate dogs spouse to Marilyn Monroe.

 

In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a puppy. His identify used to be Mafia Honey, or Maf for brief. Born within the family of Vanessa Bell, delivered to the U.S. by way of Natalie Wood’s mom, and given as a Christmas current to Marilyn the wintry weather after she separated from Arthur Miller, Maf used to be with Marilyn for the final years of her lifestyles, first in manhattan after which in l. a., and he had as a lot intuition for star and psychoanalysis as he did for Liver deal with with a facet order of nationwide Biscuits. Marylin took him to fulfill President Kennedy and to Hollywood eating places, to shops, to interviews, and to Mexico for her divorce. via Maf's eyes, we see an altogether unique and beautifully smart portrait of the girl in the back of the icon—and the puppy in the back of the woman.

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Arrested Development: And That's Why . . . You Always Leave a Note.

And now the tale of a prosperous relations who misplaced every little thing, and the only son who had no selection yet to maintain all of them jointly . . . It’s Arrested Development.

Full of the main memorable costs and photographs from the superior moments from the unique 3 seasons of the convey, Arrested improvement: And That’s Why . . . you usually depart a Note deals necessary lifestyles classes and knowledge from Michael, G.O.B., Lucille, George Sr., Lindsay, George Michael, Tobias, and the remainder of the Bluth gang with chapters together with: relatives First, large blunders, Parental tips, dicy enterprise, and extra. Relive all of your favourite Arrested Development moments with this must-have better half to the ground-breaking comedy series.

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About Alice

By Calvin Trillin

In Calvin Trillin’s antic stories of family members existence, she used to be portrayed because the spouse who had “a bizarre predilection for restricting our relatives to 3 foodstuff an afternoon” and the mummy who suggestion that when you didn’t visit each functionality of your child’s tuition play, “the county could come and take the child.” Now, 5 years after her loss of life, her husband bargains this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–an educator who was once both at domestic educating at a school or a drug therapy heart, a proficient author, a stunningly appealing and punctiliously engaged girl who, within the phrases of a chum, “managed to navigate the difficult waters among residing a existence you'll be pleased with and nonetheless delighting within the many stuff there are to take pride in.”

Though it offers with devastating loss, approximately Alice is additionally a love tale, chronicling a romance that all started at a new york social gathering whilst Calvin Trillin desperately attempted to provoke a tender lady who “seemed to glow.”
“You have by no means back been as humorous as you have been that night,” Alice could say, twenty or thirty years later.
“You suggest I peaked in December of 1963?”
“I’m afraid so.”

But he by no means surrender attempting to provoke her. In his writing, she used to be occasionally his topic and continually his muse. The commitment of the 1st booklet he released after her loss of life learn, “I wrote this for Alice. truly, I wrote every thing for Alice.”

In that spirit, Calvin Trillin has, with About Alice, created a present to the spouse he loved and to his readers.

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Thank You, Jeeves (Bertie Wooster & Jeeves)

By P. G. Wodehouse

"P. G. Wodehouse wrote the easiest English comedian novels of the century." ―Sebastian Faulks

Bertram Wooster’s interminable banjolele enjoying has pushed Jeeves, his differently steadfast gentleman's gentleman, to provide realize. The foppish aristocrat can't live to tell the tale for lengthy with no his Shakespeare-quoting and problem-solving valet, despite the fact that, and after a narrowly escaped compelled marriage, a cottage hearth, and a very good butter robbery, the distinguished literary abnormal couple are satisfied to come to the way in which issues have been.

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

By Douglas Adams

Again on the earth with not anything extra to teach for his lengthy, unusual journey via time and house than a ratty towel and a plastic procuring bag, Arthur Dent is able to think that the prior 8 years have been all only a figment of his stressed-out mind's eye. yet a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the invention of his battered reproduction of The Hitchhiker's advisor to the Galaxy all conspire to offer Arthur the sneaking suspicion that anything otherworldly is certainly happening. . . .

God purely understands what all of it capacity. and fortuitously, He left at the back of a last Message of clarification. yet for the reason that it truly is light-years clear of Earth, on a celebrity surrounded by means of keepsake compartments, checking out what it truly is will suggest hitching a journey to the a ways reaches of house aboard a flying saucers with a tremendous robotic. yet what else is new?

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Dash in the Blue Pacific

By Cole Alpaugh

2015 foreign booklet Awards Finalist

Dash doesn't think fortunate. while his aircraft crashes within the South Pacific on a honeymoon flight to Sydney, Australia, he's already a damaged guy, having left his dishonest fiancee at domestic in Vermont. sprint is the crash's in basic terms survivor, and the natives who locate his battered physique blame him for poisoning their fish with spilled jet gas. as soon as he has sufficiently recovered, they plan to supply him as a human sacrifice to their Volcano God, who they think downed his airplane and cursed them with drought and trouble. whereas sprint awaits his destiny, he abandons all wish of rescue. yet his new lifestyles has its moments. He meets ten-year-old Tiki, daughter of the manager and an blameless who desires of being selected through the warriors who sometimes stopover at their island. He additionally evokes an imaginary pal, Weeleekonawahulahoopa Willy, for brief. Willy is half-man, half-fish, a someday god who resigned his lofty prestige after failing to save lots of his humans from drowning. As sprint involves comprehend the natives who carry him captive and confront his personal unsatisfied previous, he suspects that he will not be so unfortunate in the end.

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Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

By Douglas Adams

"HYSTERICAL!"
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unsatisfied population of planet Krikkit are ailing of the evening sky above their heads--so they plan to smash it. The universe, that's. Now in simple terms 5 members stand among the white killer robots of Krikkit and their aim of overall annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered house and time traveller, who attempts to profit the right way to fly through throwing himself on the flooring and lacking; Ford Prefect, his ally, who makes a decision to head insane to work out if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the crusade for genuine Time, who travels in a boat powered via irrational habit; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the attractive area cadet who's torn among a continual Thunder God and a really depressed Beeblebrox.
How will all of it finish? Will it finish? basically this stalwart workforce is familiar with as they fight to stay away from "universal" Armageddon and store existence as we all know it--and do not know it!
"ADAMS IS a type of infrequent TREASURES: an writer who, one senses, has as a lot enjoyable writing as one has reading."
--The Arizona day-by-day megastar

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