Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and Love

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Storey Publishing #ad - And it’s all told in the voice of someone you want to see sitting on the other side of the campfire, sharing a blanket with his wife, dispensing charming tales and life lessons. Duluth news Tribune Minnesota  . Chronicles the family’s route from a scenic dream with a modest budget to designing and building, to filling the space with family, to a rejected blank-check purchase offer from a slickster driving an Italian-made car.

A carpenter’s humorous story of building a cabin on Lake Superior with his family—“part how-to, part memoir and part love story” Minneapolis Star-Tribune. When carpenter spike carlsen and his wife set out, parenting, they quickly realize that painting, to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior, with their recently blended family of five kids, and putting up drywall all come with both frustrations and unexpected rewards.

Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and Love #ad - Spike carlsen’s book .  .  . Blending practical information with lively personal memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the wryly funny, heartwarming story of their eventful journey—from buying an unforgiving plot of land on an eroding cliff to finally enjoying the lakeside hideaway of their dreams.

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Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-and Myself

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Blackstone Publishing #ad - Susan was convinced that only happened to other people, until Tasha and a life in the mountains taught her otherwise. Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and getting married to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way. Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will improve her life.

They won’t get paid even a bag of kibble for their efforts, yet they launch dozens of missions to rescue the missing or recover the remains of victims of nature and crime. Training with tasha in the field to find, recover, and rescue the lost became Susan’s passion. People can get lost in a relationship, a business, or a life.

Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-and Myself #ad - Lostness” doesn’t only apply to losing the trail. Susan eventually learns to truly communicate with Tasha by seeing the world through her dog’s nose. As the first female team in a male-dominated search-and-rescue community, they face resistance at every turn. But it was also her circumstance—she was in many ways as lost as anyone she ever pulled out of an avalanche or found huddled in the woods.

When she learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, vowing to never leave anyone behind. With no clue how to care for a houseplant, let alone a dog, she chooses a five-week-old Labrador retriever, Tasha.

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Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War

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Regan Arts. #ad - It was meant to be an epic journey, japan becomes six years of quasi-detention, the Pacific, a week-long stay in Yokohama, crossing the United States, and Siberia—but when Hitler invades Russia, as Hildegarde and her family are stranded in Japan until the war’s end. Richly detailed and remarkably vivid, Journey Interrupted is a story unlike any other—the inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other.

In the spring of 1941, seven-year-old hildegarde ercklentz and her family leave their home in New York City and set off for their native Germany, where her father has been recalled to the headquarters of the Commerz & Privat Bank in Berlin. In the midst of world war ii, a german-american family finds themselves stranded in Japan in this inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other.

Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War #ad - . In this spellbinding memoir, brutal winters in the japanese alps—to their joyous reunion with their German relatives in Hamburg, scarce rations, from their courage in the face of terrible difficulties—including forced relocation, Mahoney recounts her family’s moving saga, and their eventual return to New York City in 1950.

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The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird

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Ballantine Books #ad - Juan salvador is suddenly the center of attention—as mascot of the rugby team, confidant to the dorm housekeeper, co-host of Michell’s parties, and an unprecedented swimming coach to a shy boy. A unique and moving real-life story of the extraordinary bond between a young teacher and a penguin, Dewey the Library Cat, The Good Good Pig, this book will delight readers who loved Marley & Me, and any book by Jon Katz.

In 1975, twenty-three-year-old englishman Tom Michell follows his wanderlust to Argentina, where he becomes assistant master at a prestigious boarding school. That was the moment at which he became my penguin, we’d face it together, and whatever the future held, ” says Michell in this charming memoir.

The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird #ad - . The penguin refuses to leave his rescuer’s side. No fools, these publishers, who have unleashed such a delightful and charming book just in time for Christmas. Daily Mail U. K. Heart-warming is a wholly inadequate phrase to describe this captivating story that is pure delight from beginning to end. The bookseller U.

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Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life

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Ecco #ad - By new year’s day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And as she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event has provided a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self—and, in a way, has allowed her to become the person she’s always wanted to be. It is from these notes that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir.

In a precise and captivating narrative, weaving her childhood humiliations and joys together with the story of the early days of her marriage; and then later, Lee navigates fearlessly between chronologies, in painstaking, and unflinching detail, painful, the account of her stroke and every upset—temporary or permanent—that it caused.

Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life #ad - Lee illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. And after hours in the er, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, her doctors informed her that she had had a stroke. For months afterward, lee outsourced her memories to a journal, taking diligent notes to compensate for the thoughts she could no longer hold on to.

. A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three. Christine hyung-oak lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world—quite literally—upside down.

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Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

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Skyhorse #ad - Her two best friends joined her—one a grumpy, historic site, grieving introvert, forest, the other a feisty dog—and together they sought out every national park, and wilderness they could get to before their money ran out or their minds gave in. The journey began as a desperate escape from urban isolation, heartbreak, and despair, but became an adventure beyond imagining.

. Chronicling their colorful escapade, Almost Anywhere explores the courage, cowardice, and heroics that live in all of us, as well as the life of nature and the nature of life. This eloquent and accessible memoir is at once an immersion in the pain of losing someone particularly close and especially young and a healing journey of a broken life given over to the whimsy and humor of living on the road.

Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense #ad - What do you do when your world ends? at twenty-eight years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild.

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Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality

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Anchor #ad - Thanks to him you’ll know how to get the very best service from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds. In heads in beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know. Or, at the very least, you will keep the bellmen from taking your luggage into the camera-free back office and bashing it against the wall repeatedly.

Prepare to be amused, the housekeeping department’s dirty little secrets—not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, who are rarely on their best behavior. Yet, he ended up working in “hospitality” for more than a decade, rising fast through the ranks, doing everything from supervising the housekeeping department to manning the front desk at an upscale Manhattan hotel.

Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality #ad - Jacob tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. Heads in beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all. Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge.

Along his journey tomsky also reveals the secrets of the industry, offering easy ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle. In the tradition of kitchen confidential and Waiter Rant, eye-opening, a rollicking, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent and misspent in the hotel industry.

Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it’s like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for and often a whole lot more.

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings

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Crown #ad - In this unforgettable story, Bittner recounts how he became fascinated by the birds and made up his mind to get to know them and gain their trust. Mark bittner was down on his luck. People can’t help gawking at the man who, during daily feedings, stands with parrots perched along both arms and atop his head.

After many years as an odd-jobber in the area, he accepted work as a housekeeper for an elderly woman. The wild parrots of telegraph hill is the inspiring story of how one man found his life’s work—and true love—among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America’s most picturesque urban settings.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings #ad - He succeeds to such a degree that he becomes the local wild parrot expert and a tourist attraction. The gig came with a rent-free studio apartment on the city’s famed Telegraph Hill, which had somehow become home to a flock of brilliantly colored wild parrots. He’d gone to san francisco at the age of twenty-one to take a stab at a music career, but he hadn’t had much success.

When a documentary filmmaker comes along to capture the phenomenon on film, the story takes a surprising turn, and Bittner’s life truly takes flight.

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A Cat Named Darwin: Embracing the Bond Between Man and Pet

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Mariner Books #ad - Puzzling through his own feelings, and that as long as we exist, Jordan came to some remarkable conclusions: that those we love live in the synapses and molecules of memory, they exist as part of our brain. In this recollection of the relationship, communication, he meditates on the nature of humans and animals, and the scientific truths about solitude, and companionship.

   . Bill jordan’s life changed forever the day a stray cat nesting under his bougainvillea bit him on the hand. A scientist contemplates his bond with a sick stray cat in this “gripping and powerful” memoir The San Diego Union-Tribune. As their bond deepened and the cat’s health began to fail, Jordan was forced into a commitment more devoted and sincere than any he had known before.

A Cat Named Darwin: Embracing the Bond Between Man and Pet #ad - Trained in biology, strange cultures, jordan had no particular love for animals and felt vaguely contemptuous of those who did—until the cat, led him on a journey to exotic lands, beckoning with a wink and a yawn, and fascinating discoveries.

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The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them

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Skyhorse #ad - It will inspire you to get the most out of your time away from home and to get away more often. In fact, the story of thomas Swick’s life as a traveler neatly parallels the examination of a journey from beginning to end. Before you next trip, be it a family vacation or a backpacking tour of Europe, read The Joys of Travel.

And it tells, through memories and stories, the tale of someone who has made a living writing about travel. It offers tips on how people can get the most out of their trips, as well as the titles of travel classics that will not only prepare them for the places they visit but make those places more meaningful once they get there.

The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them #ad - The joys of travel: and stories that illuminate them is a collection of Thomas Swick’s personal essays on what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel”: anticipation, novelty, movement, discovery, break from routine, emotional connection and heightened appreciation of home. The joys of travel awakens readers to pleasures that, as travelers, they may be taking for granted.

It also shows non-travelers what they’ve been missing.

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The Journey in Between: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on El Camino de Santiago

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#ad - This is a rare talent. Can he find what he’s looking for and make it to the other side?Keith Foskett’s travelogues have been shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year multiple times by The Great Outdoors magazine. Awash with vivid descriptions and a cast of engaging real-life characters, the author delivers a humorous and mesmerizing tale of adventure and metamorphosis.

The journey in Between is a daring travel memoir. A thousand-mile hike. A life forever changed. Keith foskett was the definition of restless. Few authors can bring you to this level of understanding of life on the trail. Teresa dicentra black author - one pan wonders'An engaging, vivid and very personal account by a likeable author of a journey and an achievement that readers will find both enviable and inspiring.

The Journey in Between: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on El Camino de Santiago #ad - Ingrid cranfield Author - At Last Michael Reeves. Threatened with arrest for ‘not sleeping’ and suffering with excruciating blisters, Foskett pushes himself to new limits. Drifting aimlessly, he knew a piece was missing from his life. But when a stranger in a greek bar tells him about a world-famous pilgrim’s trail, the chance encounter sets Foskett’s life in a new 1, 000-mile direction.

On el camino de santiago, fake faith healers, the wanderer copes with extreme temperatures, and insatiable kleptomaniacs. A man at a crossroads.

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