Knocked Up revealed that schlubs really can become studs—here´s how! For years after college, Max Gross was a schlubby ne´er-do-well sporting an unwieldy Jewfro. He fought off double-chins and man-boobs. His style of dress was reminiscent of a stoned urban slacker. Young Max Gross truly was hapless in a big city. He was seemingly without luck or hope. He had bedbugs, a bad break-up, and an audit by the IRS that threatened to break his soul. But he had heart (as well as two nagging parents). When Gross saw the smash comedy Knocked Up, he realized his day might have arrived. All these years of being a world-class schlub would finally pay off. Thinking quickly, Gross wrote an article about the phenomenon and soon found true love. In this hilarious memoir-cum-guidebook, our curly-headed hero shares his story and offers suggestions on leaving home (the bedbugs and consequent breakup forced a move back to his parents´ loving arms), losing weight (but not too much), dressing well, playing poker to fulfill the typical schlub obsession with being good at sports, and much more. Naturally, the quest to find the right woman is of critical importance, and Gross expounds on this thoroughly. Listeners will come away from the book enlightened, informed, and laughing hysterically. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008451/bk_adbl_008451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is your sex life in need of spicing up? Would you like to know how you can get your wife or girlfriend to be bad in the bedroom? You can learn it all here in this new audiobook!We all have times in our lives when sex becomes boring or mundane. The danger is that this can lead to problems in your marriage if you don’t find a solution quickly. One answer is to make your sex life more exciting by getting your other half to take on a different persona and start acting like a bad girl in the bedroom. In this audiobook, Bad Girl: Learn How to Get Your Girlfriend or Wife to be Bad in the Bedroom, you can find out how to achieve this by following the advice that is contained in chapters like: Hungry Like the Wolf... Back OffInvite Her in...Gently Fantasize with Her Get Help from HollywoodUse Moments of ´´Permissible Behavior´´ Dress Up and Role Play Having fun in the bedroom can help your relationship become stronger and lead to a much happier and more contented life together. It all starts in the bedroom. Let a bad girl into yours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141723/bk_acx0_141723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer William Adler and jazz musician Bob Dorough on this archive edition of Fresh Air. Adler´s first book, Land of Opportunity: One Family´s Quest for the American Dream in the Age of Crack, tells the story of the Chambers brothers. The brothers moved to Detroit from Mississippi in the mid-´80s in search of economic freedom and found it by setting up the biggest drug business in the city. It was run like a Fortune 500 company with quality control, discounts, employee bonuses and a dress code. William Ferris calls the book a ´´chilling view o the urban drug scene and the black experience that should be read by every American.´´ Musician Bob Dorough was the musical director of the 1970s educational TV series, School House Rock and composer of the popular song ´´Three is a Magic Number.´´ (Original Broadcast Dates: May 3, 1995 and May 9, 1996) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020902/rt_whyy_020902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally and her lawyer, John Whitehead, on this edition of Fresh Air. Martha McSally is our nation´s highest-ranking female fighter pilot. Last month, she sued the Defense Department for its policy toward women military personnel stationed in Saudi Arabia. When traveling off-base women are required to wear traditional Islamic religious clothing, covering themselves from head to foot. They also have to be chaperoned by a male and are required to ride in the backseat of any vehicle. Last week, the Pentagon amended the language regarding the women´s dress code in Saudi Arabia from ´´mandatory´´ to ´´strongly encouraged´´. McSally is continuing her suit on the other counts. McSally flew more than 100 hours patrolling the ´´no-fly´´ zone over Iraq. She currently is a flight instructor stationed in Tucson, Arizona. Whitehead is with the Rutherford Institute, an international, nonprofit civil liberties organization committed to defending constitutional and human rights. (Broadcast date: January 30, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020130/rt_whyy_020130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A frank and hilarious guide to every man´s mind-numbing nemesis: Shopping. Guys, spent one too many Saturdays marooned at the mall? Rejuvenate your manhood with the Shopping Survival Guide for Men. This indispensable sanity-saver exposes the hidden history and insidious psychology of shopping. Hint: it´s crazy. Plus, this book cool-headedly guides you through the treacherous, credit card-melting mazes of: Shoes: ´´If you´ve ever been in the shoe section of any major department store, you now know what the gross national product of Belgium would look like if it consisted of footwear, which, for all I know about Belgium, it does.´´ Makeup: ´´Egyptians used cochineal bugs to make red dye for their lips, and I don´t even care what ´cochineal´ means because the word ´bugs´ is after it.´´ Prom Dress Shopping: ´´Like most men, all you know about prom dresses is that they are more expensive than a good set of tires.´´ Fashion Terminology: ´´Puckered Bodice: A banned professional wrestling move involving a lemon, a folding chair, and a car battery.´´ Shopping History: ´´1687: Isaac Newton develops the law of universal gravity after his wife´s shoe rack collapses on him.´´ Don´t get dragged to the mall without it! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037356/bk_acx0_037356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Producers/writers/directors Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg and writer Noelle Howey on this edition of Fresh Air. Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg´s new documentary film Promises takes a look at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict thru the eyes of seven children living in or near Jerusalem. It was filmed between 1997 and the summer of 2000. Shapiro grew up in Berkeley, California and hosts and co-writes the award-winning travel series, Lonely Planet. Goldberg was born in Boston and grew up outside of Jerusalem and has been a television journalist. Promises was broadcast on PBS last December as part of the P.O.V. series. Writer Noelle Howey has written a new memoir about growing up in a household where as she was coming of age, her father was coming out as a trans-sexual and her mother was coming into her own as an independent woman. Her new book is Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods-My Mother´s, My Father´s and Mine. Howey is coeditor of Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents. She received a 2001 Nonfiction Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. (Broadcast Date: May 22, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020522/rt_whyy_020522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On this archival edition of Fresh Air, playwright and satirist from South Africa Pieter Dirk-Uys, and writer and director Todd Haynes. Dirk-Uys has a television talk show in South Africa that has an unusual twist. Instead of hosting his show as himself, he dresses drag as an Afrikaner dowager named Evita. His guests include such leaders as Nelson Mandela. His show is said to be ´´a way of making the country´s leaders seem more human.´´ And Haynes made his directing debut in 1988 with Superstar. His first feature film, Poison, won the Grand Jury Prize Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991. The film was partly funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and created a controversy because of its adult themes. His latest project, Safe, is a modern horror film about environmental pollution. (Original Broadcast Date: June 28, 1995) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010228/rt_whyy_010228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Founder and frontman of the group the Polyphronic Spree, Tim Delaughter and film director and screenwriter Don Coscarelli on this edition of Fresh Air. Tim Delaughter founded Polyphronic Spree, the 23-member ensemble in 2000. Its members range in ages from 15 to 36, and they dress in white choir robes. Their music is alternative-rock, and has been described as ´´choral symphonic pop.´´ One of their songs has been used as the background for a Volkswagen commercial. Their debut album is The Beginning Stages of.... Delaughter is the former singer for the band Tripping Daisy. Polyphronic Spree is currently on a U.S. tour. Don Coscarelli´s latest film Bubba Ho-Tep is based on the short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale. In it Elvis Presley is an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his death and then missed the chance to switch back. He teams up with another resident who thinks he is President John F. Kennedy. The two old codgers battle an evil Egyptian entity. It stars, respectively, Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. Coscarelli also wrote and directed the films Phantasm, and The Beastmaster. (Broadcast Date: September 23, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030923/rt_whyy_030923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.