I’m a cargo pilot. In the industry, I’m known as a ´´Freight Dog.” I fly canceled checks and other types of high-value cargo around the country, mostly at night, in airplanes that are older than I am. Flying freight - or ´´work” as we call it - in small, twin-engine aircraft is a lesser known side of the aviation world. Our day starts when banker’s hours end. Thousands of flights move millions of pounds of work from city to city every night while the rest of the country is asleep.We’re out there in the freezing rain getting de-iced when you’re laying down for bed. We’re sweeping the snow off our wings with a broom at three in the morning. That horrible thunderstorm you heard last night while you were sleeping, we were flying through it. The fog you woke up to in the early morning hours, we were landing in it.Hauling Checks is a comedy about the darker side of aviation. A cast of degenerate pilots, who work for a shady night time air cargo operation, take you on a flight through the unfriendly skies. The pilots abuse every Reg in the book in their quest to make deadlines for their high value cargo. As the company falls on hard times, management resorts to questionable measures to save the failing airline. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Lesniewski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154289/bk_acx0_154289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Educational, uplifting, and thoroughly hilarious, this rollicking ´´bald memoir” is a one-stop guide to appreciating life as you lose your hair and offers dating, grooming, marriage, sex, and even toupee advice for bald men and the people who claim to love them.Humorist and comedy television writer Julius Sharpe woke up on 9/11 to his own personal disaster: His hair was falling out. So You’re Going Bald is his hilarious odyssey - a tale filled with despair, horror, acceptance, and humor that everyone can relate to, whether you’re 19 or approaching 50 - or are simply bald-curious.As Julius tells it, going bald is for-real traumatic. Losing his hair preoccupied his days and kept him up Googling every night for five straight years. He suffered in private, but now, he’s making it his mission that no cue ball will live alone with the agony of hair loss ever again. Sharpe examines what it means to be hairless up top and walks you through how to look at yourself in the mirror and not want to die. He outlines the three stages of baldness (anger, more anger, even more anger), and volunteers himself as a guinea pig, testing laser helmets, plugs, and toupees. So You’re Going Bald is one-part tough love and one-part inspiration...the same way that Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer inspired a cure for schmancer.We all know someone who is bald, or going bald, or got their hair cut way too short. In So You’re Going Bald, Sharper provides an emotional road map for living life in the bald lane, giving voice to what it feels like to know that ´´grass doesn’t grow on a busy street”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julius Sharpe, Stephanie Escajeda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008732/bk_harp_008732_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People make a mess. Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by a divorce from a woman he thought he loved. He tried to heal his broken heart through whatever means he could find - minor-league hoarding, Viagra addiction, accidental racial profiling, cat fancying, flying airplanes with his mind - but nothing seemed to work. It was only when he was stripped down to nothing that he found his way back. Attempting Normal is Marc Maron’s journey through the wilderness of his own mind, a collection of explosively, painfully, addictively funny stories that add up to a moving tale of hope and hopelessness, of failing, flailing, and finding a way. From standup to television to his outrageously popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Marc has always been a genuine original, a disarmingly honest, intensely smart, brutally open comic who finds wisdom in the strangest places. This is his story of the winding, potholed road from madness and obsession and failure to something like normal, the thrillingly comic journey of a sympathetic f--kup who’s trying really hard to do better without making a bigger mess. Most of us will relate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Maron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003469/bk_rand_003469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times best-selling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, and show-biz klatches who have become surrogates along the way. When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast of epically dysfunctional relatives, she secretly prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. Maybe she was a long-lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or a reincarnation of the Russian princess Anastasia. A family of bootleggers, gamblers, and philanderers, the Gurwitches have always been a bit vague on the standard ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition includes people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. One day, unfortunately, Gurwitch woke up to realize that she´d made similar, if not the same, mistakes as everyone else before her - just in a new zip code. Wherever she went, there they were. With her wry wit and hard-learned wisdom, Gurwitch explores the inescapable yet rewarding realities of life with her relatives and her Southern Jewish roots as well as her flirtation with surrogate families including theater folk, pet people, the secular humanist brotherhood, a tribe of vegan cosplaying plushies, the ´´Arbonne sisterhood´´, and the ladies who brunch at Tel Aviv Gardens Retirement Home in Miami, Florida. She´s learned that for better or for worse (you can guess which), it´s worth celebrating the traditions, rituals, and recipes that come with a shared mythology and legacy, even if her own inheritance amounts to a small plot of land split between five relatives on an ill-fated sliver of sand known as Massacre Island. Beautifully written, and filled with surreal yet poignant family moments and social commentary, Gurwitch delivers a provocative treatise on the importance and insanity of family. Wherever You Go, There They Are is a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annabelle Gurwitch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003058/bk_peng_003058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Happy birthday, spawn. Welcome to the wrong side of 25. The expiration date on your eggs is officially in sight. Tick tock. Love, Mom.´´ This was the text message Kate Friedman woke up to on the morning of her 26th birthday, but her mother´s maternal adoration and helicopter parenting began while Kate was still in utero. Never shy about pushing her only daughter to study harder, to dump her loser boyfriends, to move to ´less rapey´ neighbourhoods, Kate´s mum has given some truly hilarious but often sage advice over the years. It wasn´t until Kate began sharing her mother´s messages online that she realized quite how many people would find her mother as hysterical as she does. Over 700,000 people follow @CrazyJewishMom on Instagram, and this side-splittingly funny mother-daughter duo has been featured in media around the world. From taking Kate to buy her first bra at a speciality drag-queen shop to stalking a Princeton admissions officer across state lines to posing as her daughter on multiple dating sites, Mother, Can You Not? is Kate´s brilliantly funny and affectionate story of life with her fabulous, eccentric mother. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Siegel-Friedman, Kim Friedman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001034/bk_macm_001034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sharp new comedy about female friendship from the creator of Princess Jellyfish! ´´I spent all my time wondering ´What if?´ Then one day I woke up and I was 33.´´ Rinko has hustled her whole life, but one day she wakes up and finds herself a writer of a cheap online soap opera with only two friends (with whom she goes drinking most nights). In a booze-fueled delusion, she swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020, but it´s not going to be a straight line... and there won´t be any fairy tale endings!
Sheer Mischief by best-selling author Jill Mansell is an unmissable romantic comedy about sisterly love and rivalry.... Not to be missed by listeners of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes. It´s not that Janey Sinclair isn´t pleased to see her sister. It´s just that being woken at seven by Maxine, complete with police escort, isn´t quite how she´d planned to spend her Sunday. Even so, Janey, who´s just rebuilding her life after her husband disappeared, is delighted that her sister´s back in the Cornish town where they grew up. When Maxine sets her sights on Guy Cassidy, an impossibly glamorous fashion photographer, Janey knows there´s no limit to the mischief her sister will get up to in order to dispatch her rivals. But little do they know that the competition is a lot closer to home than they think.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Esther Wane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000489/bk_head_000489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.