20 Famous People Reflect on Life's Big Questions Gay Byrne. 'Struth . . . ! In an instant, I understood the secret of J. P. Donleavy's longevity and ...
Author: Gay Byrne
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
More big questions – and more interesting answers – from Gay Byrne’s hugely popular RTÉ TV show We all look for meaning in our lives and here twenty well-known public figures share what gives their lives meaning, prompting us to ponder the question ourselves and perhaps even find some answers. Following last year’s bestselling The Meaning of Life, Gay Byrne is back with more insightful discussions on the big themes that bind us all: childhood, love, faith, disbelief, morality, religion, grief. Based on his popular and long-running RTÉ TV show, The Meaning of Life 2 explores life’s big questions with an array of fascinating public figures, among them Ronan Keating, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Ian Paisley and Imelda May. With Peter McVerry he ponders whether life is shaped by accidents or by the way people respond to accidents. Mary Robinson reveals the beliefs and values that fuel her formidable moral engine. Eamon Dunphy’s early experiences led him to believe that ‘everyone is magnificent in their own way’, and Edna O’Brien discusses her struggles with the Catholic Church after the infamous banning of The Country Girls. ’There are many pearls of wisdom to be harvested from the human oysters featured here who share with me the beliefs, values, thoughts and experiences that have shaped, or been shaped by, their lives.’ Gay Byrne The Meaning of Life 2: Table of Contents Preface by Gay Byrne Imelda May Peter McVerry Mary Robinson Brian Cody Ian Paisley J. P. Donleavy Emily O’Reilly John Lonergan Ronan Keating Maureen Gaffney Sean O’Sullivan Christina Noble Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh Fionnula Flanagan Colm Tóibín Mary Byrne Colm Wilkinson Celine Byrne Edna O’Brien Eamon Dunphy For each book sold, a donation will be made to The Peter McVerry Trust and The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
“The third argument of the flying arrow is more subtle, and I am afraid you don't ... Those who have studied calculus know that at any instant during the ...
Author: Jason Rosenhouse
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This "best of" hardcover collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features logic puzzles, musings on mathematical logic and paradoxes, chess problems, and thoughts on the philosophy of religion, plus personal tributes to the author.
“The move has added years to my life. I don't have to travel an hour and a half each way to work, or spend two hours for lunch. I can spend more time with ...
Author: Max Gunther
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Category: Business & Economics
In this book you will meet three dozen impatient people. They weren't satisfied with the slow, plodding, money-saving route to financial security, the safe route that most of us feel stuck with. They wanted instant wealth - and they got it. As Max Gunther points out, our folklore frowns on the idea of quick money. Our cultural heros have generally been plodders, as in the fable about the race between a tortoise and a hare. "In the fable, the hare loses. The stories in this book are not fables. They are true. In these stories, the hares win." They are a richly varied lot, these happy hares. Gunther opens with a few dazzling millionaire legends, such as the man who invented Monopoly. You'll then meet such fascinating characters as: - Sam Wyly, who made it in the computer industry - Harvey Shuster, who beat the stock market - Dan Renn, who grew rapidly rich by applying salesmanship to another man's idea - Howard Brown, who deliberately decided to be rich and became a multi-millionaire within three years. - A group of men who made fast fortunes on fads such as the Hula Hoop and the Frisbee. - Jean Nidetch, who organised the fabulously successful Weight Watchers These stores illustrate that the dream of quick money isn't such a ridiculous dream after all. Maybe you've been harboring this kind of dream yourself. You've squelched the dream because you've been brainwashed by too many stories about tortoises beating hares. Everybody tells you your dream is laughable, impractical. All right, get ready for a revelation. Read this delightful collection of tales about hares who won. When you've read them, maybe you'll decide to run with them.
Horses tend to live longer than dogs, so owners do not have to lose their beloved animal ... They're more difficult to handle in cities where people are ...
Author: Deborah Kopka
Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company
With more than 110 easy-to-use, reproducible worksheets, this series is ideal for enrichment or for use as reinforcement. The instant activities in these books are perfect for use at school or as homework. They feature basic core subject areas including language arts, math, science, and social studies.
They saw contemporary drama, went to parties, attended live music performances ... that perhaps melts more quickly in today's instant live-in relationships.
Author: Deborah Shepard
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Between the Lives: Partners in Art is a fascinating book about artists who are also intimate partners. It takes nine well-known New Zealand couples and explores many aspects of their lives but particularly how the partnership affects the art they produce. Written by perceptive and knowledgeable writers but never narrowly academic, it combines the pleasures of gossip with illuminating information about how these artists have conducted their lives. In presenting the work in this unusual context the nine writers cast fresh light on paintings, poems and films and make a significant contribution to our understanding of how art has been produced in this country. Repeated themes are the situation of women and the strains of producing serious art in a small and isolated country. There are also contrasts, which are equally striking, as different couples have negotiated their own ways of accommodating two powerful creative talents. The partners include the Hanlys, McCahons, Siddells, Hodgkins and Richmond, Baxters, Smithymans, Haywards, Woollastons, Campbells - nine painters, six poets, two filmmakers and a photographer. The accompanying images, selected by the writers, powerfully enhance and extend the insights of the texts.
This humorous little book provides brief mock biographies of famous writers, artists and musicians: Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, the Brontes, Vittore Carpaccio, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy ...
Author: Howard Moss
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This humorous little book provides brief mock biographies of famous writers, artists and musicians: Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, the Brontes, Vittore Carpaccio, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Sergei Eisenstein, Ford Madox Ford, Paul Gauguin, El Greco, Aldous Huxley, Henrik Ibsen, Henry James, James Joyce, Zoltan Kodaly, T.E. Lawrence, Franz Liszt, Gustav Mahler, Somerset Maugham, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anna Pavlova, Marcel Proust, Camille Saint-Saens, Sappho, Augustin Eugene Scribe, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Gertrude Stein, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Jan Van Eyck, and Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Instant. Karma. Be aware before passing judgment, for often the very thing that you ... You'll find instant karma occurring more often in your life!
Author: Denise Linn
Miracles can occur in your life, easily and effortlessly. It's simply a matter of remembering who you are - and to do this it's necessary to clear the blockages that stand between you and your soul. Almost all of these obstacles have their roots in your distant past, so it's valuable to travel back in time to release them. However, most of us are so caught up in limiting beliefs about who we are that it's almost impossible to take that journey. In this book, you'll learn how to travel back to your previous incarnations to release buried obstructions so you can create the miracles in your life that you deserve! It's safe, easy, and fun . . . and anyone can do it! You'll learn how to discover your past lives without ever doing a regression, remove limitations regarding your relationships, abundance, and health that came from your past lives, uncover the symptoms of past-life traumas and how to clear them, even if you don't believe in reincarnation, understand the roles that loved ones played in your previous incarnations, find your personal guides, spirit guardians, and angels and receive their help. . . and much, much more!
Another instant, and he sensed a movement of some sort that suggested the near-by presence of a human being. It was scarcely a sound—more like a stealthy ...
Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: Good Press
"More Lives Than One" by Carolyn Wells. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Instant Life Coach is packed full of excellent ways to enjoy and take charge of your life.
Author: Lynda Field
Publisher: Random House
Instant Life Coach is packed full of excellent ways to enjoy and take charge of your life. In it, bestselling author Lynda Field offers simple and direct advice that can be taken on board at a glance, but which will help you change your life for the better. You will discover instant tips on how to have fantastic relationships, make the most of each day, look good, deal with your finances and career, increase your personal power, create self-esteem, and fulfil your true potential. Easy to follow, but brimming with helpful ideas, however busy you are, Instant Life Coach will help you to make the most of every single day of your life.