Takes a humorous look at weddings from the point of view of the groom, including the engagement, planning the ceremony and reception, the wedding day itself, the honeymoon and the start of married life Warning: Do Not Get Married Without ...
Author: Anthony Marsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Takes a humorous look at weddings from the point of view of the groom, including the engagement, planning the ceremony and reception, the wedding day itself, the honeymoon and the start of married life
This attitude is further reinforced by men's magazines and the few books that
exist for grooms, books with titles like: The Groom's Secret Handbook: How Not to
Screw Up the Biggest Day of Her Life; The Clueless Groom's Guide: More Than ...
Author: Kamy Wicoff
Publisher: Hachette UK
Why is the stereotypical image of the bride before her wedding day that of a stressed, moody, indecisive, and frustrated woman cracking under pressure and snapping at everyone in sight? Why does being a bride feel like going through a second adolescence? And why, with the rate of couples seeking counseling for wedding-related debt doubling from year to year, do we continue to spend absurd amounts of money on this institution? Examining how the pressure to give into the crowd (mothers, mothers-in-law, caterers, dressmakers, bridesmaids, the groom himself) and the associated traditions (wearing white, being given away, being introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Groom) is sometimes at odds with the "progress" the bride and groom may have made on these issues in private, Kamy Wicoff answers these questions and more in this sure-to-be-talked-about look at the modern bride. Through poignant and funny personal experience, eye-opening conversations with other brides, and scholarly and popular research, she strives to find both the personal and cultural meaning of all the trappings and traditions-from the proposal to the ring, to the dress, and even the bachelorette party. Her insights will blow the roof off the proverbial wedding tent. Her passionate argument for conscious marriage will ring true to the thousands of women planning weddings every day. To keep our sanity, our integrity, and our relationships intact, Wicoff says, "the way we marry matters."
At a secret Air Force facility in Nevada , a recent lawsuit alleges , open pits the
size of football fields are filled regularly ... This ethically challenged barbecue
takes place in Area 51 ( also known as Groom Lake , Dreamland , Paradise
Author: Joseph Tripician
Publisher: Joe Tripician
Extraterrestrials obviously have seeped into our consciousness. Finally, in a hilarious send-up of self-help manuals, Emmy Award-winning author Joe Tripician fearlessly tackles the whole spectrumaliens, UFOs, true believers, government deceptions and other things paranormal. Peppered with facts, conspiracies, opinion, and events too incredible not to be made up (but aren't).
Filled with checklists, money-saving tips, and strategies for success (such as “Focus on your friendship” and “Have a sense of humor”) the book offers ideas for sensational showers (consider wine-tastings and spa treatments) and ...
Author: Kathy Passero
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a great compliment from one woman to another. But it’s also an invitation to become her unpaid fashion consultant, party planner, backstage dresser, and emergency psychotherapist. The Bridesmaid’s Handbook helps take some of the stress out of these responsibilities, and makes sure the entire experience, from the shower to the ceremony itself, is joyful for bride and bridesmaids alike. Filled with checklists, money-saving tips, and strategies for success (such as “Focus on your friendship” and “Have a sense of humor”) the book offers ideas for sensational showers (consider wine-tastings and spa treatments) and even gives the bridesmaids a game plan for getting dresses they’ll actually like!
Italians celebrated weddings with pomp and lavish entertaining; the sums given
in dowry were no more secret abroad than they had been at home in Italy.
Weddings were very public celebrations of a family's status and connections,
Author: Judith M. Bennett
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and it not only serves as the major reference text in medieval and gender studies, but also provides an agenda for future new research.
Some of the most common of these are “secret tests” involving network members
(Baxter & Wilmot, 1984). For example, one partner may directly seek information
from the other partner's friends. Loyalty may be tested by placing one's partner in
Author: Mark L. Knapp
Publisher: SAGE Publications
The revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication delivers a clear, comprehensive, and exciting overview of the field of interpersonal communication. It offers graduate students and faculty an important, state-of-the-art reference work in which well-known experts summarize theory and current research. The editors also explore key issues in the field, including personal relationships, computer-mediated communication, language, personality, skills, nonverbal communication, and communication across a person's life span. This updated handbook covers a wide range of established and emerging topics, including: Biological and Physiological Processes Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Studying Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Communication in Work, Family, Intercultural, and Health Contexts Supportive and Divisive Transactions Social Networks Editors Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly have significantly contributed to the field of interpersonal communication with this important reference work—a must-have for students and scholars.
A content analysis reader, 453–65. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ———. (In press).
Expressive writing and its links to mental and physical health. In Friedman, H. S. (
ed.), Oxford handbook of health psychology, New York: Oxford University Press ...
Author: James W. Pennebaker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
A surprising and entertaining explanation of how the words we use (even the ones we don't notice) reveal our personalities, emotions, and identities. We spend our lives communicating. In the last fifty years, we've zoomed through radically different forms of communication, from typewriters to tablet computers, text messages to tweets. We generate more and more words with each passing day. Hiding in that deluge of language are amazing insights into who we are, how we think, and what we feel. In The Secret Life of Pronouns, social psychologist and language expert James W. Pennebaker uses his groundbreaking research in computational linguistics-in essence, counting the frequency of words we use-to show that our language carries secrets about our feelings, our self-concept, and our social intelligence. Our most forgettable words, such as pronouns and prepositions, can be the most revealing: their patterns are as distinctive as fingerprints. Using innovative analytic techniques, Pennebaker X-rays everything from Craigslist advertisements to the Federalist Papers-or your own writing, in quizzes you can take yourself-to yield unexpected insights. Who would have predicted that the high school student who uses too many verbs in her college admissions essay is likely to make lower grades in college? Or that a world leader's use of pronouns could reliably presage whether he led his country into war? You'll learn why it's bad when politicians use "we" instead of "I," what Lady Gaga and William Butler Yeats have in common, and how Ebenezer Scrooge's syntax hints at his self-deception and repressed emotion. Barack Obama, Sylvia Plath, and King Lear are among the figures who make cameo appearances in this sprightly, surprising tour of what our words are saying-whether we mean them to or not.
Our bodies are magnificent too, but places deep within us are so sacred that they
are to be protected in a special way. The virtue of modesty protects our intimate
center. We don't tell just anybody our most private secrets; we should not let just ...
Author: Brian Singer-Towns
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text, copyright 2008, to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Second Edition is an understandable and down-to-earth guide to all things Catholic. This book is an eye-opener and a page-turner, whether you are brushing up on specific Catholic terms and concepts or learning them for the first time. The second edition contains everything that people loved about the first edition, including structure of the book to parallel the Catechism of the Catholic Church. There are 37 content-rich chapters divided into 4 parts on creed, liturgy and sacraments, morality, and Christian prayer, full-color photos that illustrate the books content and range from saints photos, early and contemporary art, photos of modern day symbols of living the Catholic faith, Did You Know? sidebars, Live It! sidebars, Looking Back sidebars, Saintly Profiles sidebars, Glossary, Patron Saints List, summary of Catholic beliefs, timeline of Catholic historical events, index of key words and terms. New in the second edition! over 50 new "For Further Reflection" questions, an illustrated guide to Catholic signs and symbols, an index of questions frequently asked by teens that directs readers to the pages where they can explore answers, updated statistics, items helpful for the preparation of Confirmation, including an overview of the rite of Confirmation, the consecratory prayer used in the rite of Confirmation, the consecratory prayer used in the blessing of chrism, the timeline has been expanded from 4 to 6 pages to make it easier to read.
This hilarious and practical guide to surviving the wedding blitz reveals the sanity-saving secrets to dealing with all manner of matri-mania, including how to • manage finances during the costly wedding season • turn brutal self ...
Author: Erin Torneo
It starts with the IGBN (I’ve Got Big News) phone calls and a mailbox full of Save the Dates. Next comes the meltdown: I always thought I’d be married by now. Why does she have a ring on her finger and I don’t? Soon you’re buying outrageously expensive china, dancing the electric slide with the groom’s dull but available cousin, and envisioning a long and single life for you and a dozen or so cats. But fear not! Now Erin Torneo and Valerie Cabrera Krause show you how to surf The Bridal Wave on your own terms. This hilarious and practical guide to surviving the wedding blitz reveals the sanity-saving secrets to dealing with all manner of matri-mania, including how to • manage finances during the costly wedding season • turn brutal self-examination (“What’s wrong with me?”) into empowering self-reflection (“Nothing!”) • cope with envy and feelings of competition • deal with lobridemized friends • avoid settling for Mr. Wrong just to fit the timeline in your head • actually enjoy being a bridesmaid, despite the dress Like the best of friends, Erin and Valerie will help you separate fact from fairy tale–and stay sane, whether you’re coupled-up, single and looking, or single and just fine, thank you very much! “For any woman who is currently trapped in the middle of a Bridal Wave–this book is your lifesaver!” –Liz Tuccillo, co-author of He’s Just Not That Into You “A funny and genuinely helpful book that should be on ever single woman’s shelf.” –Karen McCullah Lutz, author of Legally Blonde “Torneo and Krause’s advice will be eagerly gobbled up by legions of women.” –Celeste Perron, author of Playing House “Will ease your wedding panic with humor and intelligence.” –Andrea Lavinthal, co-author of The Hookup Handbook From the Trade Paperback edition.