Not Buying It:My Year Without Shopping Judith Levine
Hardcore-Clubbing in Mitte. Zum Alternativ-Shopping nach Kreuzberg. Hauchzarte Macarones zum Tee vernaschen in Charlottenburg. Stöbern auf dem Mauerpark-Flohmarkt am Prenzlauer Berg. Und in der ganzen Stadt natürlich Kultur, Kunst, Kult erleben! Die Bundeshauptstadt hält alles bereit, was Mädels glücklich macht und unsere Autorinnen wissen, wie und wo ´´frau´´ dies alles findet!
This week on Car Talk, Judith´s trip home for the holidays got a little more interesting when the transfer case in her Mazda exploded, sending flames into the car, and melting her brake pedal. Happily, Judith escaped injury, but she´s calling in the Car Talk forensics team to try to figure out what happened. Meanwhile down in Alabama, June is using her Jeep to off-road--over the speed bumps in the parking lot at work. Is she doing more damage to the car, or her teeth? Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Victoria went car shopping for her three sons, and career shopping for herself. All this, a puzzler from the high-speed chase series, and lots more on this week´s encore edition. [Broadcast Date: January 2, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/100102/rt_cart_100102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We all know what it means these days to be a ´´grumpy old man´´, because part of that role is to be outspoken. Well, we´ve heard just about enough out of the men, thank you very much. Grumpy Old Women gives us the other perspective, the female take, on the million irritations of today´s world. So what´s the difference? Surely what is irritating to the mature members of one sex is equally annoying to the other? Not necessarily, and this is precisely what Grumpy Old Women seeks to address. Body image, visitors, children, animals, shopping, careers, parties, holidays, and yes, grumpy old men themselves, all are very much on the list of what today´s mature woman finds a source of concern. From the series producer and stand-up comic Judith Holder, the book will also incorporate material from the new series Grumpy Old Women, which features a diverse, colourful, and very grumpy group of celebrities, including Janet Street Porter, Jenny Eclair, Ann Widdecombe, Germaine Greer, Kathryn Flett, and Jilly Cooper. Written with wit, style, and sympathy, the book is sure to be a source of both amusement and comfort to women everywhere, grumpy, old, or otherwise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Steadman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000947/bk_bbcw_000947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Nebula in Orion The Great Nebula in Orion centers on the accidental reunion of two mature women who went to college together. Louise (Stephanie Gordon) is a successful New York fashion designer who lives in an apartment overlooking the Hayden Planetarium. She has run into Carrie (Tanya Berezin) in Bergdorf´s on a shopping trip from her home in Boston. Carry has married into the upper 2 percent, firmly entrenched in a life of social perquisites; but the site of the planetarium takes her back to an almost forgotten romance with a young dreamer who introduced her to the majestic mysteries of the constellations in the night sky. As these two catch up on the intervening years, secrets are revealed that shake the complacency of the present, with tumultuous passions buried in the past. Ludlow Fair In a turn of comedic mastery, Ludlow Fair treats us to the tribulations of two mismatched young women sharing an apartment. Rachel (Trish Hawkins) has turned in her recent boyfriend, Joe, for making off with her savings, and now wonders if she´s done the right thing. Her contrasting roommate is cynical Agnes (Conchata Ferrell) who reminds Rachel of thedizzying history of young men the pretty girl has run through before falling prey to a hunk who´s ripped her off. While Rachel stews over her moral dilemma, Agnes is preparing for bed, fighting off a cold, and hoping for a threadbare romantic lunch with her boss´ skinny son. All Rachel wants is to be assured things will be better tomorrow, but Agnes shoots that down: It will be exactly the same tomorrow. The bittersweet contrast between these young ladies is heartbreakingly funny. The Moonshot Tape The Moonshot Tape lets us listen to Diane (Judith Ivey), a famous short-story writer revisiting her Midwestern hometown. She is being interviewed by a local girl writing for the high school paper. Diane is staying in a motel near a hospi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Berezin, Conchata Ferrell, Stephanie Gordon, Trish Hawkins, Judith Ivey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001381/bk_naxo_001381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.