A new voice in comics is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist. ´´The mental load. It´s incessant, gnawing, exhausting, and disproportionately falls to women. You know the scene--you´re making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails--at the same time. All the while, you are being peppered with questions by your nearest and dearest ´where are my shoes?, ´do we have any cheese?...´´´ --Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma´s comic In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load--about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it´s distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious.. If you´re not laughing, you´re probably crying in recognition. Emma´s comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence. Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been. shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine L´Express drew 1.8 million views--a record since the site was created. And her comic has just been picked up by The Guardian. Many women will recognize themselves in THE MENTAL LOAD, which is sure to stir a wide ranging, important debate on what it really means to be a woman today.
Geordie Ross has been performing stand-up since he was smuggled into his local comedy club at the age of 15. Licensing laws meant that immediately after his slot he had to leave through the kitchen - but he has never looked back. In the years since, Ross has become known as a truly exciting and genuinely original performer and has received huge critical acclaim. He is a former Perrier Award nominee, as well as a Barry Award and Time Out award-winner for best live stand-up, and he has won a shed-load of other prestigious awards and nominations.This was recorded live at the Garrick Theatre in London. Sketches include ´´Star/Voles´´, ´´Rappers´´, ´´Deep Vein Thrombosis´´, ´´Not a Linear Show´´, ´´Maths Hats´´, ´´Monkeys´´, ´´Maths Squad´´, ´´Can Chaser´´, ´´Any Questions?´´, and ´´Hawking and the Monkey´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ross Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/laff/000031/pf_laff_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second instalment of this wonderful collection of short stories sees Bertie Wooster in the proverbial soup as usual and Jeeves invariably shimmering to the rescue. Love, comic reunions and errant Uncles are all on the agenda, plus bucket loads of laughter. Where would Wooster be without his infinitely brainy valet? Where would audio listeners be without Wodehouse´s sparkling comic invention? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000215/bk_csaw_000215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Felicia Sees It: I came into the world an Army brat. Moved here, moved there, landing at the corner of trailer park and military housing. I learned how to load a gun, dodge a social worker, and make an exit plan – before I could even drive. My escape came via the doors of a strip joint coined the Peppermint Lounge. It’s there that I met a comic, became a comic, won this and won that. I pounded the road hard, picked up a camera, did beaucoup TV, married my manager, then quit the biz - because more than anything in the whole wide world, I really wanted kids.There were times between baking cupcakes, changing diapers, and daydreams, that I would dress up fancy for Hollywood brunches. Sometimes I would find myself droning on about art, vintage furniture, and the irony of disappointing love. I would even catch myself saying things like, ´´Less is more, clean lines are timeless, and carefully considered materials are always enduring.´´ When in reality, I only liked a an old vintage dresser because my grammie had one on the side porch. Soon enough, I knew, I needed to make another exit plan. Today, I’m a single mom and proud to say - once again - a working, professional stand up comic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felicia Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000163/pf_roar_000163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This rollicking collection includes three books in one: Garfield Sings for His Supper, Garfield Caution: Wide Load, and Garfield Souped Up. Be it ever so crazy, there´s no place like home-especially at the Arbuckle asylum. Fashion fiascos abound! Dim-wittedness and droll rule the day! There´s so much bizarre behavior from Jon and Odie that sometimes Garfield even seems normal. Of course, that delusion doesn´t last for long. Soon, the quirky cat is conversing with a sock puppet and deflating a puffer fish (as well as an ice cream truck´s tires). It´s all in a kooky day´s play! The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!