Why Are You So Sad?

A Novel


Author: Jason Porter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632054

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8468

"Jason Porter could find a place on the shelf beside Richard Brautigan, George Saunders, and David Sedaris. This is a quick, odd, wonderful book, one that pinned me back on my heels and made me laugh." –Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin Have we all sunken into a species-wide bout of clinical depression? Porter’s uproarious, intelligent debut centers on Raymond Champs, an illustrator of assembly manuals for a home furnishings corporation, who is charged with a huge task: To determine whether or not the world needs saving. It comes to him in the midst of a losing battle with insomnia — everybody he knows, and maybe everybody on the planet, is suffering from severe clinical depression. He’s nearly certain something has gone wrong. A virus perhaps. It’s in the water, or it’s in the mosquitoes, or maybe in the ranch flavored snack foods. And what if we are all too sad and dispirited to do anything about it? Obsessed as he becomes, Raymond composes an anonymous survey to submit to his unsuspecting coworkers — “Are you who you want to be?”, “Do you believe in life after death?”, “Is today better than yesterday?” — because what Raymond needs is data. He needs to know if it can be proven. It’s a big responsibility. People might not believe him. People, like his wife and his boss, might think he is losing his mind. But only because they are also losing their minds. Or are they? Reminiscent of Gary Shteyngart, George Saunders, Douglas Coupland and Jennifer Egan, Porter’s debut is an acutely perceptive and sharply funny meditation on what makes people tick.

Why are You So Sad?


Author: David McFadden

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897415001

Category: Poetry

Page: 328

View: 1909

The first selected poems of David W. McFadden.

Why are You So Sad?

A Child's Book about Parental Depression


Author: Beth Andrews

Publisher: N.A


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4222

Defines depression, identifies depression treatments, and provides many self-help options for those coping with a depressed parent. Includes a note to parents and spaces for writing questions or drawing to help express emotions and concerns.

Why Are You So Long and Sweet?


Author: David W. McFadden

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1554830044

Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 240

View: 6442

A companion volume to Why Are You So Sad? - David W. McFadden's book of selected poems shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize - this book finally brings together, in one place, all of McFadden's masterful long poems. For some poets, the long poem is an occasion to stretch one's lyrical legs, try on different stylistic hats, or work out ideas too complex for shorter poems. For David McFadden, the long poem is much more; here is McFadden's prodigious imagination in overdrive, his language always mischievous and mesmerizing, spinning yarns both comic and cosmic.



Author: E. N. Baldwin

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602661138


Page: 196

View: 6167

For the Vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2: 3 Through the grace of God, every trial and tribulation we encounter in life, makes us stronger, more powerful, and more bearable. Fulfilled is a Book of inspirational stories and poetry expressing my struggles and battles in life. The dream of this book begun in Iraq and was brought to life during my spare time in Afghanistan. Come with me on a spiritual journey through life, A journey painted with words of expressions and poetry for the soul. We all fall down, but we all get back up again! There are going to be some things in life that are going to shatter your pride, break your heart, and crush your soul, but you have to believe Everything happens for a reason. Once you realize that things happens for a reason and reach for the sky, you too will become fulfilled! E. N Baldwin is a United States Army Veteran currently living in Houston, TX. She has been writing poetry and short stories since the second grade. She loves helping others and inspiring them to accomplish their dreams. She is currently working on her Master Degree as a Physician Assistant and grants for funding Second Chance in His Hands. E.N Baldwin knew as a child that she had a spiritual purpose for the Lord. She has always kept a strong closeness and Friendship with the Lord and allows him to direct her in everything that she does. E.N Baldwin is now on a journey in search to find that purpose on earth that GOD wants her to fulfill.

NIrV, Precious Princess Bible, eBook


Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310729831

Category: Bibles

Page: 2048

View: 5758

Perfect for every little princess, this Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)—the NIV for kids! Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for her to explore God's word. The twelve colorful tip-in pages will delight little girls with Bible verses that assure her she is God’s precious princess, describe the characteristics of a princess, and list the princesses and queens mentioned in the Bible. The compact size is ideal to carry everywhere. Other features include: - Dictionary for explaining difficult words - 100 Famous Bible Stories - Easy-to-read type size

Idols Behind Altars

Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots


Author: Anita Brenner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145751

Category: Art

Page: 432

View: 2982

Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations.

NIrV, The Holy Bible for ESL Readers, eBook


Author: Zonderkidz,

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310729858

Category: Bibles

Page: 1024

View: 1358

This Bible is perfect for ESL readers. The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a true translation of the entire Bible that was adapted with care from the bestselling New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is written at a third grade reading level and uses short sentences and simple words. This Bible is perfect for those learning to read English. Features include: • The complete New International Reader’s Version • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving • Bible dictionary to help with unfamiliar words • “Three Ways to Read the Bible” – Explains how to read the Bible by story, subject, or person • “About the Bible” – Describes how the Bible was written and how it came to us • “Life in New Testament Times” – Describes what life was like when Jesus was on earth • “The ABCs of Salvation” – Helps explain the way of salvation