Il metodo maman
Author: Pamela Druckerman
Publisher: Marsilio Editori spa
Che fatica crescere bambini bene educati, tanto più quando anche i migliori modelli educativi sembrano entrati in crisi. Pamela Druckerman si è messa a osservare da vicino le mamme francesi e ha capito che sono di gran lunga le migliori. I loro piccoli non fanno capricci, dicono “buongiorno”, sono ubbidienti, finiscono con gusto tutto quello che hanno nel piatto, dormono di notte, e soprattutto lasciano in pace i genitori. L’autrice ha raccolto, giorno dopo giorno, una miniera di segreti, parole d’ordine e comportamenti capaci di migliorare la vita di una persona e dei suoi figli. Fin dai primissimi giorni, le madri francesi non rinunciano alla propria vita, ritengono che un buon genitore non debba essere sempre a disposizione dei propri figli, e non ne ricavano alcun senso colpa. In Francia i genitori sono assai severi su alcune regole fondamentali, rispettate le quali numerose piccole trasgressioni hanno diritto di cittadinanza: esercitano così una tranquilla autorità, che contribuisce alla formazione del carattere. Perché i bambini capiscono tutto, e sta ai loro genitori farne dei pestiferi viziati eternamente molesti oppure dei frugoletti adorabili e tranquilli, indipendenti come la loro mamma.
Bébé Day by Day
Author: Pamela Druckerman
À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way.
Lust in Translation
Author: Pamela Druckerman
Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include: Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating." Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, Lust in Translation is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy."
A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.
Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Open Road Media
A hilarious insider’s guide to Paris by the author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French: “Clarke’s eye for detail is terrific” (The Washington Post). Stephen Clarke may have adopted Paris as his home, but he still has an Englishman’s eye for the people, cafés, art, sidewalks, food, fashion, and romance that make Paris a one-of-a-kind city. This irreverent outsider-turned-insider guide shares local savoir faire, from how to separate the good restaurants from the bad to navigating the baffling Métro system. It also provides invaluable insights into the etiquette of public urination and the best ways to experience Parisian life without annoying the Parisians (a truly delicate art). Clarke’s witty and expert tour of the city leaves no boulevard unexplored—even those that might be better left alone.
1912 + 1
Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Small Scale, Big Change
Author: Andres Lepik, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Focusing on designing and building in underserved communities around the globe, 'Small Scale, Big Change', expresses a desire for social change and a belief in the social responsibility of architecture.
Author: Salar Abdoh
Publisher: Akashic Books
Vali Khalili's story "Fear Is the Best Keeper of Secrets" has been named a finalist for the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for Best P.I. Short Story! Named a Notable Translation of 2014 by World Literature Today "This entry in Akashic's noir series takes the gritty sensibilities born out of American film and fiction to Tehran." --Publishers Weekly "A tour de force not to be missed." --World Literature Today "Tehran Noir is not only a solid crime collection, but an illuminating look into day-to-day life in the Middle East, with religious and political implications galore, as well as racial tensions bubbling just beneath the surface...The stories in Tehran Noir aren't always easy to read, but they are engaging in the extreme." --San Francisco Book Review "The 15 stories in this collection also come from a stellar and diverse cast of Iranian writers....A collection such as this is able to bring Iran to life for the foreign reader in a way other fiction and non-fiction cannot....Superb." --PopMatters "Tehran Noir is a worthy addition to Akashic's collection...bloody and beautiful." --Digging Through the Fat "Tehran Noir will prove fascinating reading to anyone with an interest in Iran. It will be equally intriguing for a reader who is simply curious about a theocratic society in the 21st century, or what became of a vibrant, cosmopolitan society after the fall of its dynastic ruler." --Gumshoe Review Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Includes brand-new stories by: Gina B. Nahai, Salar Abdoh, Lily Farhadpour, Azardokht Bahrami, Yourik Karim-Masihi, Vali Khalili, Farhaad Heidari Gooran, Aida Moradi Ahani, Mahsa Mohebali, Majed Neisi, Danial Haghighi, Javad Afhami, Sima Saeedi, Mahak Taheri, and Hossein Abkenar. From the Introduction by Salar Abdoh: "There is something of both the absolutely spectacular and positively disgraceful about Tehran. But most writers around the world are inclined to think that their own sprawling metropolis is the capital of every imaginable vice and crime, of impossible love and tenderness and cruelty and malice in measures that seldom exist anywhere else. For me, Tehran's case is no different--except that there really is a difference here. The city may be a hothouse of decadence, a den of inequity, all that. But it still exists under the watchful eye of a very unique entity, the Islamic Republic. The city enforces its own morality police, and there are regular public hangings of drug dealers and thieves. Because of this, there is a raging sense of a split personality about the place--the imposed propriety of the mosque rubbing against the hidden (and more often not so hidden) rhythms of the real city... There is always an element of the end of the world about this place. A feeling of being once removed from the edge of the precipice. Elsewhere I have called it the "Seismic City"--the seismic sanctuary. All of this will end one day. Yes. And maybe sooner than later. And when it does, by God, we will miss it."
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Old Tom's Holiday
Author: Leigh Hobbs
Author: Umberto Saba
Publisher: New York Review of Books
In English, translated from the Italian.
Education of a Felon
Author: Edward Bunker
A hardcore felon shares his gritty jailhouse stories from smoking a joint in the gas chamber to swimming in the Neptune pool at San Simeon, where he was first incarcerated at age 17.
Title and Deed
Author: Will Eno
Publisher: Oberon Books
Behold the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He’s almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks to you directly about the notion of home, about the notion of the world. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed, which is a word he made up accidentally. The running time, if he doesn’t die or think of anything else, is roughly one hour. Title and Deed is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno, whom The New York Times called ‘a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.’ ‘A haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile... The marvel of Mr. Eno’s voice is how naturally it combines a carefully sculptured lyricism with sly, poker-faced humor. Everyday phrases and familiar platitudes -“Don’t ever change,” “Who knows” - are turned inside out or twisted into blunt, unexpected punch lines punctuating long rhapsodic passages that leave you happily word-drunk.’ – New York Times ‘The piece proves to be an always fascinating and surprisingly moving 70 minutes of theater...What emerges from his humorous, sometimes stream-of-conscious patter is a heartfelt exploration of the transience of everything in this life, from words themselves to relationships to our very existence.’ - Theatermania
Author: Elena Gianini Belotti