The Pursuit of Grouchiness

The Pursuit of Grouchiness

Now get lost! And have a rotten day! An Imprint Book "MMM, me LOVE this book.

Author: Oscar the Grouch

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 1250304547

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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In The Pursuit of Grouchiness, Oscar the Grouch teaches you how to lose friends and grouchily influence people. There’s no greater expert on celebrating a crummy day than Oscar the Grouch. After complaining about cheerfulness for decades from his trash can on Sesame Street, Oscar now shares his secrets for making sure you’re as curmudgeonly as possible, all day, every day. It's the perfect gift for your grouchy friends, your annoyingly upbeat friends who could stand to be a little grouchier, and even just yourself—because a bad day can always get worse. Now get lost! And have a rotten day! An Imprint Book PRAISE FOR THE PURSUIT OF GROUCHINESS: “MMM, me LOVE this book. So tasty! (Might be fun to read, too.)” —Cookie Monster
Categories: Humor

The Importance of Being Ernie and Bert A Best Friends Guide to Life

The Importance of Being Ernie  and Bert   A Best Friends  Guide to Life

The eternal question: Are you a Bert or an Ernie? You’ll find out thanks to The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert). And this book will show you how to be best friends with those who wear their stripes a little differently.

Author: Bert and Ernie

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 1250304563

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 700

The eternal question: Are you a Bert or an Ernie? You’ll find out thanks to The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert). And this book will show you how to be best friends with those who wear their stripes a little differently. Bert and Ernie have been friends and roommates on Sesame Street for decades, despite very different approaches to life’s challenges and joys. One collects jokes, the other collects paperclips. One loves pigeons, the other his Rubber Duckie. One sees the bathtub half-full, the other needs to empty it so he can give it a good scrub. But they both agree that having a best buddy is worth all the daily ups and downs. There are no better experts on living together and learning together. Their guide to friendship will make the perfect gift for any Bert or Ernie in your life. An Imprint Book For more fun from folks who live on Sesame Street, check out Cookie Monster's The Joy of Cookies and Oscar the Grouch's The Pursuit of Grouchiness.
Categories: Humor

The Joy of Cookies

The Joy of Cookies

This is a book to get us through the dark times and celebrate the good times, and to help us more fully understand who we truly are as both cookie lovers and as people.

Author: Cookie Monster

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 9781250198181

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 476

In life, there is one thing we can all agree on: cookies. And there is no greater expert on this endless source of joy, warmth, and crumbs than Cookie Monster. In The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Monster offers deep thoughts on life, friendship, baking, and the love of cookies. He serves as our guide to all things cookie and shares how best to fully experience the joy cookies bring us. This is a book to get us through the dark times and celebrate the good times, and to help us more fully understand who we truly are as both cookie lovers and as people. It’s the perfect gift for friends, family, and fellow monsters—the gift of cookies. An Imprint Book "Fans of the big blue guy will love this title, which, just like a warm chocolate chip cookie, oozes joy and happiness." —School Library Journal For more fun from folks who live on Sesame Street, check out Oscar the Grouch's The Pursuit of Grouchiness and Bert and Ernie's The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert).
Categories: Humor

The Pursuit

The Pursuit

Typical aches and pains , a few fevers , general grouchiness . But as soon as someone started to feel better , someone else would sneeze in his or her direction and start the cycle all over again . Melissa's fever had been much worse ...

Author: Johanna Lindsey

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0739424661

Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 499

View: 911

A young Scottish woman from an all-male household must navigate the ministrations of her sixteen meddling uncles when a handsome suitor arrives on the scene.
Categories: Highlands (Scotland)

Happiness in America

Happiness in America

Despite all the money and effort that had been directed to this aggressive pursuit of happiness, some evidence suggested that Americans as a group had not only ... that a little (or a lot of) grouchiness and grumpiness went a long way.

Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538115770

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 233

Happiness in America: A Cultural History is a cultural history of happiness in the United States. The book charts the role of happiness in everyday life over the past century and concludes that Americans have never been a particularly happy people. Samuel suggests readers abandon their pursuit of happiness and instead seek out greater joy in life.
Categories: Psychology

Flourish

Flourish

... was discouraged by a study of lottery winners, who were happier for a few months after their windfall but soon fell back to their habitual level of grouchiness or cheerfulness. ... Not a pretty picture for the pursuit of well-being.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857884159

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 604

'Admirable and exciting' -Sunday Times 'His most personal and boldest book so far' -Nature 'This book will help you flourish.' With this promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, the first book to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr Seligman has led for 15 years, is different - it's about actually raising the bar for the human condition. Flourish builds on Dr Seligman's game-changing work on optimism, motivation and character to show how to get the most out of life.
Categories: Psychology

Bright sided

Bright sided

Grouchiness, he realizes, is endemic to the academic world: “I have noticed over thirty years ... in a burst of Calvinist disgust, enjoining the reader to “strive for more gratifications, while toning down the pursuit of pleasure.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429942539

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 241

Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright-sided is a sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism Americans are a "positive" people—cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude. Evangelical mega-churches preach the good news that you only have to want something to get it, because God wants to "prosper" you. The medical profession prescribes positive thinking for its presumed health benefits. Academia has made room for new departments of "positive psychology" and the "science of happiness." Nowhere, though, has bright-siding taken firmer root than within the business community, where, as Ehrenreich shows, the refusal even to consider negative outcomes—like mortgage defaults—contributed directly to the current economic crisis. With the mythbusting powers for which she is acclaimed, Ehrenreich exposes the downside of America's penchant for positive thinking: On a personal level, it leads to self-blame and a morbid preoccupation with stamping out "negative" thoughts. On a national level, it's brought us an era of irrational optimism resulting in disaster. This is Ehrenreich at her provocative best—poking holes in conventional wisdom and faux science, and ending with a call for existential clarity and courage.
Categories: Social Science

How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius

How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius

Whereas its first practitioners experimented with odd, janky motions, most kinks have been ironed out in the pursuit of perfection. Gone are players like Bill Cartwright, ... I need to reassess my grouchiness.” The problem with being an ...

Author: Nick Greene

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683359203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 645

A brilliant, entertaining deconstruction of basketball, drawing on the expertise of board-game creators, magicians, therapists, and more Basketball is the second-most popular sport in the world—an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom. However, while it’s enjoyable to watch, the real reason it works is because it’s a game of culture, art, and all the things that make us human. How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius deconstructs the sport from top to bottom and then puts it back together again, detailing its intricacies through reporting and dozens of interviews with experts. These experts, however, are a diverse group: wine critics weighing in on LeBron’s ability to delegate on the fly, magicians analyzing Chris Paul’s mystifying dribbling techniques, cartographers breaking down Steph Curry’s deadeye three-point shooting. Every chapter treats basketball to a multi-disciplined study that adventures far beyond the lines of the court, examining key elements of the sport from some surprising and revealing angles. There’s a reason it has conquered the world, and every game is a chance to learn about pop culture, fashion, history, science, art, and anything else that bounces our way.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Passionate Pursuit

Passionate Pursuit

Honestly , Elizabeth , your poor aunt was absolutely floored by your disappearing act . ” Elizabeth smiled in spite of herself . Carol's total disregard for her grouchiness , and the way in which the blonde carried on as though she'd ...

Author: Eleanor Woods

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440168430

Category:

Page: 187

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Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational Pursuit of Contradictory Preferences. ... controlled, and benevolent, but contradictory preferences also exist, which lead to organizational grouchiness, clumsiness, and galumphing (Weick, 1977).

Author: Kim S. Cameron

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483268545

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 518

Organizational Effectiveness: A Comparison of Multiple Models directly addresses the issues of non-integration and non-comparability. This book not only provides well thought out approaches to effectiveness as a construct, but also practical suggestions for improving effectiveness in organizations. A set of integrating questions that raise theoretical, conceptual, empirical, research, practical, and managerial issues are also included. This text likewise compares and contrasts theoretical and philosophical roots of a particular perspective with other perspectives. This publication is intended for scholars and researchers seeking to understand and measure organizational effectiveness, as well as practitioners who are faced with the problem of managing and improving their own organization's effectiveness.
Categories: Psychology

Trivia Pursuit

Trivia Pursuit

Author: Knowlton Nash

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771067615

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 464

You're not alone in thinking that the news is a lot more gossipy and sensationalist than it used to be. In this hard-hitting, controversial critique of the media, veteran newsman Knowlton Nash decries the surge of sensationalism, and examines the struggle for responsible journalism in the face of changing technologies.
Categories: Social Science

Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing

Thus , also , the compulsive pursuit of the eccentric and the new may give way as an avant - garde aesthetic to a more ... The devoted reader of Yeats may feel that Yeats has earned the right to indulge in his own grouchiness that ...

Author: Robert Pack

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874515602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 805

"From deeply personal perspectives, two dozen established writers ponder the mystery of their art and such fundamentals as: What is a genuine writing impulse? Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing? The volume is peppered with critical perspectives and practical advice, yet its special richness and inspiration lie in the wonderment and deep love for the act of writing expressed by each contributor. Each essay is a joy to read, blending storytelling, literary anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of avid reading, and the kind of shoptalk exchanged between colleagues. Writers will find here camaraderie and encouragement, teachers of writing will hear practical testimony to what works, and readers will come away with a renewed awe for the spell cast by good writing"--From back cover.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the Elderly

Kruger Smith , B. The Pursuit of Dignity . Boston : Beacon Press , 1977 . Larsen , D. To stay in good health , try to keep your ... Lieberman , M. Grouchiness : a survival asset . University of Chicago Alumni Magazine , April 1973 .

Author: Grace Maureen Chaisson-Stewart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015007132254

Category: Depression in old age

Page: 377

View: 917

Categories: Depression in old age

The Man in the Mirror

The Man in the Mirror

We trap ourselves into thinking that our grouchiness and abu- siveness with our wife and kids is excusable; they just don't understand us. ... Most men, in pursuit of the good life, leave a trail of broken relationships.

Author: Patrick M. Morley

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310217688

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 713

The Man in the Mirror has established itself as a cornerstone in men's literature since its 1989 release. Winner of the prestigious Gold Medallion Award and appearing on the best-seller list eighteen times, it has helped thousands of men understand the person who stares back at them from the glass each morning and know what to do about his twenty-four most difficult problems. Written by a foremost Christian men's leader, this powerful book invites men to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and most important, the means to bring about lasting change. If life's demands are constantly pressuring you to run faster and jump higher, this book is for you. Rich in anecdotes, thought-provoking questions, biblical insights, and featuring focus questions in each chapter suitable for personal or group use, The Man in the Mirror offers a penetrating, pragmatic, and life-changing look at how to trade the rat race for the rewards of godly manhood.
Categories: Religion

The Two Edged Sword

The Two Edged Sword

... deal after another, his arrogance increased and his paranoia fed into grouchiness whenever he was challenged. ... There was never a hint of homosexuality — his pursuit of the opposite sex disproved this but this inclination ...

Author: William H. Hampton

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865341470

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

View: 809

What did Indira Gandhi, Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill have in common? The answer: paranoia. Paranoia is a much misunderstood word. The authors hope readers will use this book to develop self knowledge and self control.
Categories: Psychology

Seventh Child

Seventh Child

... aged seventeen with a married man, I'd have been in pursuit on the next boat or plane to make sure she was OK. ... “But on the plus side, no elder sisters to boss you around,” Jennifer pointed out, smiling at the grouchiness of ...

Author: Mary Baker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781446697108

Category: Bank notes

Page: 249

View: 412

When a box filled with banknotes is left anonymously for commercial artist Jennifer Anstace, she dismisses it as a joke. But someone believes that her windfall is real. Someone prepared to kill.
Categories: Bank notes

A Laughing Place

A Laughing Place

The pursuit of nutrition with a zeal equalled only by the Inquisition is sure to do more harm than good . ... Many fail in their efforts because they associate hunger with grouchiness . The diets they pursue often give them little to ...

Author: Christian Hageseth

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P008250418

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

View: 352

"A Laughing Place will teach you how and why to incorporate humor into your life. Though it has its funny moments, it is not a book of comedy. Rather, it approaches the problems of life, illness, and adversity teaching you how a good-natured sense of humor will leave you flexible enough to enjoy love and spiritual growth. Learn: the three pathways to a humor response, how to distinguish positive from negative humor, the practice of gelastolalia, to take yourself lightly while you take your work in life seriously, humor's role in illness and in wellness, how to apply in the workplace constructively, where humor fits in the spectrum of human depression, to discover your laughing place"--Back cover.
Categories: Psychology

Quaint Philosophy of a Physician

Quaint Philosophy of a Physician

of grouchiness and pessimism . So this day is dedicated to amiability , and correlated ... This has to do with the very basic factor of life , “ The pursuit of happiness . ” It is worth while to deeply consider the various types of ...

Author: James Harvey Cleaver

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B274377

Category:

Page: 106

View: 731

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Background Studies Prepared by State Committees for the White House Conference on Aging Utah Vermont Virginia Virgin Islands pp 6827 7338

Background Studies Prepared by State Committees for the White House Conference on Aging  Utah  Vermont  Virginia  Virgin Islands  pp  6827 7338

Wholesome recreation represents any socially accepted leisure pursuit rich gives immediate and inherent ... enough enjoyment and relaxation to make up for them , tensions cause ill: ss , depression , or at least just plain grouchiness .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Problems of the Aged and Aging

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C029115792

Category: Older people

Page: 7970

View: 785

Categories: Older people