Author: Marni Bates

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758277725

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7507

I'm Mackenzie Wellesley, and I've spent my life avoiding the spotlight. But that was four million hits ago. . . Blame it on that grade school ballet recital, when I tripped and pulled the curtain down, only to reveal my father kissing my dance instructor. At Smith High, I'm doing a pretty good job of being the awkward freshman people only notice when they need help with homework. Until I send a burly football player flying with my massive backpack, and make a disastrous--not to mention unwelcome--attempt at CPR. Just when I think it's time for home schooling, the whole fiasco explodes on Youtube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, I'm the latest sensation, sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes. I even catch the eye of the most popular guy at school. That's when life gets really interesting. . .. "Fans of Meg Cabot will find Marni's voice equally charming and endearing."--Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author


What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe—A Survival Guide

Author: Sam Scholfield

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191402

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 5769

No One Is Safe from Awkward! Ending a first date that falls flat. Drunk-texting your boss. Walking in when your roommate is getting it on. Running into the person you just dumped . . . in the grocery store, an hour after it went down. Awkward bombs can drop anytime, anywhere, and with anyone—people you don’t know, people you see occasionally, and people you see every day. They can sneak up on you and explode in the most unexpected of places, so they’re basically impossible to avoid. The vast majority of us don’t have the wherewithal to gracefully handle the truly and totally awkward as it unfolds. We only realize what we should have said after the fact—when the damage has already been done and we’re a hot mess of embarrassment, red ears, and nervous sweat stains. But author Sam Scholfield has survived more than two decades of embarrassing encounters—and now, in an act of extreme generosity, has set down a wealth of witty comebacks, surefire distraction techniques, and suave evasion strategies so that future generations may take heed and dodge the Awkward Monster before it strikes! So how do you avoid the epic cluster of drama that can result when awkward situations are handled badly? You read this book.

Awkward and Definition

The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag

Author: Ariel Schrag

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416552316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 9339

Chronicles the author's first two years at California's Berkeley High School in the mid-1990s, documenting her struggles with myriad teen foibles, from understanding adolescent fashion to developing as an artist.

The Awkward Age

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921978

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9143

Making her debut in London society, Nanda Brookenham is being groomed for the marriage market. Thrust suddenly into the superficial and immoral circle that surrounds her mother, the innocent but independent-minded young woman even finds herself in competition with Mrs Brookenham for the affection of the man she admires. Only an elderly bachelor, Mr Longdon, is immune to this world of greed and scheming, and determines to rescue Nanda from its corrupting influences out of loyalty to the deep love he once felt for her grandmother. In The Awkward Age (1899), Henry James explores the English character, and the clash between old and new money with a light and subtly ironic touch to create a devastating critique of society and its machinations.

The Awkward Embrace

One-Part Domination and Democracy in Industrialising Countries

Author: Hermann Giliomee,Charles Simkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135297169

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3789

Democracies derive their resilience and vitality from the fact that the rule of a particular majority is usually only of a temporary nature. By looking at four case-studies, The Awkward Embrace studies democracies of a different kind; rule by a dominant party which is virtually immune from defeat. Such systems have been called Regnant or or Uncommon Democracies. They are characterized by distinctive features: the staging of unfree or corrupt elections; the blurring of the lines between government, the ruling party and the state; the introduction of a national project which is seen to be above politics; and the erosion of civil society. This book addresses major issues such as why one such democracy, namely Taiwan, has been moving in the direction of a more competitive system; how economic crises such as the present one in Mexico can transform the system; how government-business relations in Malaysia are affecting the base of the dominant party; and whether South Africa will become a one-party dominant system.

Beyond Awkward

When Talking About Jesus Is Outside Your Comfort Zone

Author: Beau Crosetto

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830897054

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 9333

Spoiler alert: Talking about Jesus is awkward. We love to share good news with the world. We tweet about a great new restaurant, we share pictures of our newborn child and we celebrate about receiving that sought-after promotion. We are evangelists for many great things. So why don't we do the same with Jesus? It's not hard to see that we bring our own anxieties and awkwardness into every evangelistic conversation. Not to mention the often vast differences between our experiences of God and religion and those of the people around us. And then there's the inner awkwardness of our conversation partners, who are actively contending, even unconsciously, with the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Evangelism is awkward, yes. But on the other side of that awkwardness is something amazing: transformed lives, healed relationships, new vision, eternal life. After spending years working with college students and churchgoers, Beau Crosetto hasn't solved the problem of awkwardness in evangelism. But he's learned how to push through it and how we can set ourselves and those we love at ease as we enter into conversations of eternal consequence. Read this book and move beyond awkward into the most awesome privilege of God's people: proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.

That's Awkward!

The Shy Guide to Embarrassing Situations

Author: Megan Cooley Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1474768075


Page: 48

View: 8475

Embarrassing and awkward situations happen to everyone. But to some people, everyday situations can feel awkward and embarrassing. From going to a new place for the first time and joining a new sports team or club to tripping in the cafeteria and walking around with your jeans unzipped, this book holds the tools and coping mechanisms to deal with and move on from these situations.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Author: Issa Rae

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476749094

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 2525

The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne” (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool. I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this New York Times bestselling debut collection written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, white, or other—will want to miss.


Author: Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545732603

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9819

Everyone has embarrassing moments at school . . . even your favorite celebs! Includes info about One Direction, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Taylor Swift, and more! Sure, being a superstar may look like it's all red-carpet events, fabulous parties, and premieres. But the fact is, your favorite celebrities are ordinary people, too--people who make mistakes and find themselves in embarrassing situations, just like everyone else. We've uncovered some hysterical and unforgettable moments we just had to share. And your fave stars are all such good sports, they're the ones who revealed these oops-worthy moments. So take a peek at what life's like on the other side of the red carpet. Hint: It isn't always pretty! Includes info about One Direction, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Taylor Swift, Ross Lynch, Debby Ryan, Cody Simpson, Zendaya Coleman, Jennette McCurdy, Bella Thorne, Emblem3, Rico Rodriguez, Hunter Hayes, Peyton List, and more!

Documentary's Awkward Turn

Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

Author: Jason Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317952200

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 8009

Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting an analysis of awkward moments in documentary film and other reality-based media formats. It examines difficult and disrupted encounters between social actors on the screen, between filmmaker and subject, and between film and spectator. These encounters are, of course, often inter-connected. Awkward moments occur when an established mode of representation or reception is unexpectedly challenged, stalled, or altered: when an interviewee suddenly confronts the interviewer, when a subject who had been comfortable on camera begins to feel trapped in the frame, when a film perceived as a documentary turns out to be a parodic mockumentary. This book makes visible the ways in which awkwardness connects and subtends a range of transformative textual strategies, political and ethical problematics, and modalities of spectatorship in documentary film and media from the 1970s to the present.

Awkward Annie

Author: Julia Williams,Tim Archbold

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237534028

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6799

How would you like it if people thought you were awkward? Awkward Annie - that's what Mom and Dad call me. I don't think I'm awkward. Not really. They soon had to change their minds though on the day that Awful Aunt Aggie took us to the park, didn't they? Brave Bella they call me now. Well, someone had to save the day...

Awkward Family Pet Photos

Author: Mike Bender,Doug Chernack

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307888150

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 4888

The authors of the New York Times bestseller Awkward Family Photos are back with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and sometimes uncomfortable bond between people and their pets. There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and because of them, we actually live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? Well . . . nothing. In fact, we’re the awkward ones. We adore our pets, but let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard. Like giving them middle names, throwing them elaborate birthday parties, and making them a Christmas sweater to match with the rest of the family. Truth is, what they cherish most is our companionship. And maybe that’s the reason we care about them so much—because for such simple pleasures, they allow us to be as awkward as we want.

Awkward Sleep

Author: Desiree Flowers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595204155

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 8712

Dukaine was a quiet man; a thinker and dreamer. His talent lay in his mind to visualize the stories. What he didn't visualize was the trial, the lies told against him and the verdict: Guilty! The hangman's noose haunted him to a near-death situation.

Awkward Turtle

Growing Up

Author: Mr T.Singh

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3955009017

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 3

View: 8838

The tale of an awkward teenager, and young turtle who leaves the comfort of the ocean and tries all things bad only to be saved and return to the Sea and family

That Awkward Age

Author: Mary Selby

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448152232

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9359

When Robert Peabody, the new vicar, moved into the village of Bumpstaple, the villagers were naturally agog. And when they discovered that, not only was he handsome enough to send the spinsters of the parish all a-flutter, he was also divorced, and a single parent, it was agreed that he could not be allowed to remain single for long. Mavis Entwhistle, whose pastry had caused successive vicars to consider fasting as a desirable alternative lifestyle, had decided that her surprisingly lovely daughter Sally (for Mavis was no more endowed with a beautiful face than with a light hand at the pastryboard) would make the perfect vicar's wife. Sally, having beaten off her mother's attempts to marry her off to the washing machine repair man, the milkman and the baker's assistant, refused to meet this latest candidate for her hand, until a chance encounter in the mobile library led to some surprising and decidedly un-vicarish behaviour. Robert's son, meanwhile, was trying to cope with adolescent confusion in the form of Claire, whom he met on the school bus. Claire had quite enough to cope with, what with her spots and the dreadful embarrassment of her mother Tessa's advancing pregnancy - and at her age, too! And as though this were not enough, she was having to put up with the child from her hell, her cousin Hugh, who had come to stay while his parents were abroad. When Robert planned to hold a new-style Carol Service and Hugh decided to introduce a little realism into the Christmas story in the shape of Tessa's pet pig, the villagers began to wonder just what was in store for them.

Awkward Situations for Men

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407061623

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 7994

DANNY WALLACE IS A MAN. But what does it actually mean to be a man in the 21st century? A toe-curling moment, an embarrassing faux-pas or a bewildering social situation is always just round the corner. Danny, for example, always says the wrong thing about a friend's baby; has his party gate-crashed by a minor celebrity; and even discovers the pleasures of wearing pyjamas (exciting isn't it!). He breaks all the rules; hides a pastry; accidentally spits on someone; tricks Su Pollard; and (we've all been there) avoids his old hairdresser. And then there are the times when he has an argument with a bishop; experiences stage fright in the men's room; gets his wife a treat; and (eventually) helps a lady who has accidentally got her skirt all hitched up. As we follow a year in his life - and it becomes obvious to the attentive reader that here is a man who finds it a challenge to even look after himself properly - an even greater responsibility looms on the horizon... Once you have read this book you will see Awkward Situations everywhere you go and life will never be the same again. And, it's very, very funny.

The Awkward Age

Easyread Large Edition

Author: Henry James


ISBN: 1425051391

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1273

A mesmerizing novel of an American society girl that chronicles her life from adolescence to maturity. James has portrayed the corruption and debauchery of that society. The ambiguities of characters are presented in a persuasive manner. A gripping novel with various surprising twists.

Awkward Dominion

American Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations with Europe, 1919-1933

Author: Frank Costigliola

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801495052

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 6195

In Awkward Dominion, Frank Costigliola offers a striking interpretation of the emergence of the United States as a world power in the 1920s, a period in which the country faced both burdens and opportunities as a result of the First World War. Exploring the key international issues in the interwar period—peace treaty revisions, Western economic recovery, and modernization—Costigliola considers American political and economic success in light of Europe's fascination with American technology, trade, and culture. The figures through which he tells this story include Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, Henry Stimson, Charles Lindberg, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry Ford.

An Awkward Truth

The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942

Author: Peter Grose


ISBN: 1458755770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

View: 3344

Darwin was a battle Australia would rather forget, yet the Japanese attack on 16 February 1942 was the first foreign assault on Australian soil since 1788. The raid was bigger than the first wave that attacked Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of Australians were killed. The police station and police barracks were totally destroyed, the hospital wrecked, the administration building shattered. And the people of Darwin abandoned their town leaving it to looters and a few dogged defenders with single-shot .303 rifles and a few anti-aircraft batteries. Peter Grose tells the real story of the attack and takes us into the lives of the people who were there.

Awkward Embrace

The United States and China in the 21st Century

Author: Daniel Blumenthal,Phillip Swagel

Publisher: AEI Press

ISBN: 0844772372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

View: 8320

In Awkward Embrace, Phillip Swagel applies his experience at the Treasury Department to show the reader why America’s economic relationship with China has been a beneficial one and details what needs to happen for this trend to continue. Daniel Blumenthal, a former official specializing in Asia at the Department of Defense, is far less optimistic when examining the military, diplomatic, and security ties the United States has—or lacks—with China.