When Harold Ostrich, a successful businessman, buys a mummy at an antique shop and it comes to life, his world is turned into a nightmare. For the first time, he must deal with the terror of a supernatural event, which in its persistence threatens to undermine everything he has worked for and any chance of happiness in his life.
The Shoeman Curse details the tribulations of middle-aged Dusty Shoeman. Dusty is a family man living in chaos—stemming from teenagers, pretentious neighbors, a semi-hostile marriage, and bothersome coworkers. To cope with what he calls “The Shoeman Curse”, Dusty literally closet-writes his way to sanity, but nobody knows about his writing, not even his wife. And Dusty’s been writing a novel his whole married life. In Dusty’s novel, Janet, a single mother, loses her son to cancer. To deal with unbearable pain, she resorts to a cutting-edge virtual mind-therapy, designed to help parents who’ve lost their children. Using a new therapy technique, Janet is transferred to a world where she meets a young boy who reveals a secret. Janet must pass through five doors for the therapy to be successful. Dusty is a man on a mission when it comes to breaking patterns and creating opportunity for his family. He knows teenagers, wives, and pretentious neighbors aren’t always easy to live with, but his sense of humor and hard work both lend themselves to hopefully breaking The Shoeman Curse.
Tired of unrealistic romance novels? In Let Me Tell You a Story…The Dating Life of an Average Girl and What Really Happens, twentysomething European fashion designer Katie Miller invites you into the wild world of her dating life. With cheeky humor, Miller describes her many lovers with tantalizing frankness.
After a messy breakup with her ten-year boyfriend, Miller delves into online dating and drunken one-night stands. Along the way she meets dashing gentlemen from Spain, Ireland, Hungary, and more. From suitors twice her age to a couple wanting a threesome, Miller sees it all. Always willing to own her mistakes, Miller spares no detail when it comes to cringeworthy anecdotes.
Whether you’re looking to live vicariously or just glean useful advice, Miller’s book measures up. Learn from her flubs as she bluntly writes about accidentally flinging lacy panties into the street, discovering a lover has a grown son who’s hotter than him, and screwing up a budding relationship with what she thinks is the man of her dreams, but he isn’t even close.
Best paired with a bottle of rosé, this chatty account of contemporary dating will inspire you to put yourself out there and be your fiercest self.