From the author of the novel Spartina, which won the National Book Award and has established itself as a modern classic, comes a collection of essays that describe with tenderhearted candor and humor a lifetime’s worth of addiction.
Author: John Casey
Category: Health & Fitness
From the author of the novel Spartina, which won the National Book Award and has established itself as a modern classic, comes a collection of essays that describe with tenderhearted candor and humor a lifetime’s worth of addiction. No, not an addiction to booze or drugs, but an addiction to a more natural gratification: the joy of sport, exercise, and the sheer elation of being ready and willing to say yes to a challenge. Want to run a marathon? OK. Climb Mount Katahdin? Sure! How about canoeing the entire length of the Delaware River? Why not? Spanning more than fifty years of ambitious and sometimes peculiar endeavors, these essays take us along on some of Casey’s greatest adventures: a twenty-six-day Outward Bound course in Maine during the dead of winter; being pinned by a two-hundred-pound judo instructor whose words, “Come on, white boy. Don’t give up,” encourage at least one more attempt at escape; leading a lost couple on a yacht through the rocky waterways of Narragansett Bay by a simple rowboat; and completing—on his seventieth birthday—a 70K marathon of his own devising that included rowing, bicycling, skating, Rollerblading, and finally, trotting the dog out for a mile. Be it a preoccupation with health, vanity, or just an indomitably playful sense of adventure, John Casey’s Room for Improvement is a joyful self-portrait of a writer who loves going to extremes, just to find out what it’s like once he gets there.
Preparation Is Everything Prepare a Wall for Painting or New Wallpaper Time : 4
to 10 hours , depending on the size of your room and the condition of its walls
Once you have your wallpaper off , you will want to repaint the room ( or maybe
Author: Barbara Kavovit
Category: House & Home
The home improvement entrepreneur shares her philosophy of home improvement as she furnishes the information, inspiration, and methods on how to fix everything, with detailed instructions on how to cope with a range of everyday household emergencies, as well as a host of do-it-yourself projects to help women enhance their personal surroundings. Original. 100,000 first printing.
My friend then excused herself from the bathroom and returned to the living room
with an expression that said, “Oh my ... stuck a finger up her boyfriend's butt hole
during sex, it would greatly improve the sex lives of people all over the world.
Author: Amy Zalneraitis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
If you've ever lived with a roommate, you're all too familiar with the dark side of splitting rent: your favorite lipstick mysteriously gone missing, dishes left "soaking" in the sink for a week, and far-too-intimate noises coming from the adjacent bedroom as you desperately try to sleep. But roommate resentment doesn't have to become a pattern. A comprehensive and sassy guide to roommate living for post-college women, Room for Improvement explains how a little cooperation can lead to smoother cohabitation. Harnessing her own and others' experiences, Amy Zalneraitis delivers essential roommate dos and don'ts, hilarious (and often horrifying) anecdotes, and invaluable tips from experts, and covers such sanity-saving topics as: Checks and Imbalances: Keeping Financial Friction at Bay Idiosyncrasies or Idiosyncrazies? There's Eccentric, and Then There's Psychotic Dust Bunnies Are Not Real Pets: What to Do with a Filthy Roommate Is That My Underwear You're Wearing? Sharing Clothes Without Exchanging Blows ...and much, much more. Candid and laugh-out-loud funny, Room for Improvement will help you iron out existing roommate problems, prevent future ones, and, just as important, spot and address bad roommate behavior in yourself.
Author: Kansas. Department of EducationPublish On: 1937
Making a plan showing the location of room equipment , planning for its better
placement and recommending new equipment . Planning the taking and framing
of a picture to be left to the room as a class memorial . Experimenting to learn
Lots of room for improvement in this area . If you were really this bad , you
probably would have lied about your score . SECTION F : ATTENTION TO
PEOPLE 22-25 18-21 14-17 10-13 0-9 Excellent “ people skills . ” Very good , but
there's still ...