Jacob Torney, uprooted from his Cumbrian home at the tender age of fifteen-and-a-half, had to get to grips with a new language and culture whether he liked it or not.
Thrust into small-town Spanish life just when he should have been studying for his GCSEs, his candid account tells not only of his own ups and downs, but also those of his Guinness-guzzling, tax-evading father, his long-suffering mother, and his happy-go-lucky younger sister, Katie.
After steering a shaky course between the pitfalls of adolescence and the huge demands of school life, Jacob holds nothing, or very little, back as he recounts the varied adventures of his first year on Spanish soil with the relative wisdom of his twenty years.
A must-read book for teenage expats to Spain, a...
Genre: Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Travel, Continental Europe, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 182 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 June 2018 onward
Following the success of his International bestselling first novel, Swingers of West London, set in a West London swing dance class, Clive tells a short story of venturing outside the house after being bedridden for eight weeks. What could possibly go wrong?...
Genre: Humour, Comedy, Essays
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 June 2018 onward
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Speeches of Mark Twain" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In addition to being a great novelist, Mark Twain was one of the most popular public speakers of his day. This collection brings together in a single volume the complete collected speeches of Mark Twain which was first published in 1871. Table of Contents: The Story Of A Speech; Plymouth Rock And The Pilgrims; Compliments And Degrees; Books, Authors, And Hats; Dedication Speech; Die Schrecken Der Deutschen Sprache [The Horrors Of The German Language]; German For The Hungarians; A New German Word; Unconscious Plagiarism; The Weather; The Babies; Our Children And Great Discoveries; Educating Theatre-Goers; The Educational Theatre; Poets As Police...
Genre: Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words & Language
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2018 onward
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Essays and Satires of Mark Twain" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: How To Tell A Story And Other Essays; How To Tell A Story; The Wounded Soldier.; The Golden Arm.; Mental Telegraphy Again; The Invalid's Story; A Salutation Speech From The Nineteenth Century To The Twentieth; The Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Updated; To The Person Sitting In Darkness; Private History Of The "Jumping Frog" Story; Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences; Running For Governor; Stirring Times In Austria; Concerning The Jews; Comments On The Moro Massacre; Carl Schurz, Pilot; Taming The Bicycle; To My Missionary Critics; King Leopold's Soliloquy; The United States Government And The Congo State.; In Defense...
Genre: History, Humour, Essays, Nonfiction
Size: 563 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward
A few years after graduating college, Ty was fed up with "working" and "acting responsibly like every other adult is expected to," and chose instead to quit his job and backpack across Europe and Asia. Taking Off is the mostly true memoir of his trip.Yes, this may come as a shock, but a twenty-something wrote about his experiences travelling. Kind of like when Ashley from HR sent you the link to her vacation blog. The differences being that this book is longer, has less pictures of Ashley in a bikini, and gives you no real obligation to read it since you'll never bump into Ty in the break room where he'll ask you how you liked it. But regardless of obligation, you can still appreciate this book, as it consists of several humorous, interesting, and worthwhile anecdotes that are way more int...
Genre: Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2018 onward
Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad with a unique sense of humor. He and his wife squirreled away enough money to retire early, do interesting things, and take unusual trips. As he puts it:
“Every day I wake up with nothing to do, and by the end of the day, I've only gotten half of it done.”
During his working life, Macy was a neuroscientist, computer game programmer, jazz trombonist, chef, CEO, piano player, clam digger, and technical writer.
The book is a journal of a car/bicycle/camping trip from California to St. Louis and back, but Macy promises that “if it starts sounding like one of your brother-in-law’s boring slide shows, I will stop this book, and we’ll turn around and go home. I mean it.”
Genre: Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 June 2018 onward
Genre: Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 June 2018 onward
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Gay & Lesbian, Biography
Size: 2.12 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 May 2018 onward
The saying "You're only young once" isn't really applicable to our generation. The time capsule that is Thought Catalog lets readers live it and relive it again. Many of our writers have gotten into a habit of composing year-in-review lists on the eve of their birthdays. Here, we've combined essays from writers 18-31 years of age. While desires and reactions might change from year to year, you'll notice that at every age, we all want the same thing: to waste less time worrying and more time doing....
Genre: Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Personal Health
Size: 97 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 May 2018 onward
Why is work better than sex?
Do Bond villains lack ambition?
Are you an alien terrorist?
Is the world getting better or worse?
What is the best undead creature to actually be?
How can you reliably predict the future?
How do wasps get into the house?
How can you live to be 100?
Do we possess free will?
What are brains for?
If you enjoy asking unusual questions and getting unexpected answers, this book is for you.
In a collection of his 100 best blog articles, the writer Jackson Radcliffe spans a diverse range of topics, from comedy to spirituality, and from tax forms to philosophy & science.
Short and witty, Radcliffe captures an entertaining and stimulating vision of the world in friendly, bite-sized chunks.
Genre: Humour, Essays
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 May 2018 onward