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Maria Keogh Semple is an American novelist and screenwriter. She is the author of This One is Mine.. Her television credits include Beverly Hills, 90210, Mad About You, Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, Suddenly Susan and Ellen.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel
*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett*
A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
Today Will Be Different
* Instant New York Times Bestseller *
Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Amazon's Top 100 Books of the Year, one of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books, one of The Guardian's Best Books of 2016, one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, a Must-Read Book of 2016 by PopSugar, one of EW's 20 Best Books of 2016, one of Glamour's Top Ten Books of the Year, and one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best 100 Fiction Books of 2016"
A brilliant novel from the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.
Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.
TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.
This One Is Mine: A Novel
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. THIS ONE IS MINE is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.
Magnify Your Business: Tips, Tools and Strategies for Growing Your Business or Your Nonprofit
Magnify Your Business will help you to cut through the noise so that you and your audience can find each other. This book is for entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives who see a need and have a great idea for meeting it. Throughout this book, you’ll see tips that apply to both for-profit and nonprofit entities. Don’t let your tax status dictate a separate set of rules for magnifying and growing your venture! Regardless of the business model you have chosen, you know that you have something valuable to offer. You just need to connect with those who need and support it. If you are seeking the nuts and bolts to grow your enterprise, then this book is for you. Magnify Your Business is filled with specific resources currently available, many times for free, that you can use to find and connect with your best prospects for long term business relationships. “This book is a must read for anyone who is either starting a business, a seasoned professional or anyone looking to find a blue print for success. Maria Semple has put all the ideas, strategies and tactics into an easy to read and easy to implement book. Once you start it, you won’t want to put it down and you will learn from every page.” -Andrea Nierenberg Founder and President The Nierenberg Consulting Group Author of five books including Million Dollar Networking: The Sure Way to Find, Grow and Keep Your Business Maria wrote a book that is ideal for anyone looking to grow a small business or nonprofit! Her tips and strategies are easy to implement for the beginner and will open the eyes of even the most seasoned entrepreneurs. Highly recommend! -Mike Michalowicz, Author of Profit First
Dónde estás, Bernadette
BERNADETTE FOX ES FAMOSA. Para Elgin, su marido y gurú de Microsoft, es una esposa con mucho carácter. Para las madres del colegio privado de Seattle es una deshonra. Para el gremio de arquitectos es un genio y para Bee, su hija adolescente, es sencillamente Mamá. Pero entonces...BERNADETTE DESAPARECE. Todo comienza cuando Bee llega a casa con excelentes notas. Sus padres le habían prometido que podría escoger el regalo soñado y Bee decide que quiere un viaje a la Antártida con ellos. Bernadette, que entre muchas otras cosas, sufre de agorafobia y odia todo contacto social.
Bee no acepta la idea de que su madre haya desaparecido por lo que emprende su búsqueda rastreando la correspondencia de su madre; emails, mensajes, cartas secretas, documentos oficiales...todo ello servirá para conformar una lectura hilarante, que entre carcajadas nos ayudará a reflexionar sobre la relación madres e hijos, amor, trabajo y amistad.
Wo steckst du, Bernadette?: Roman
Bernadette Fox ist chaotisch, überfordert – und ungeheuer liebenswert. Ihr Ehemann Elgie, der neue Hoffnungsträger bei Microsoft, mag ihren Witz. Und ihre verrückten Ideen. Irgendwie auch ihre Unsicherheit, wenn sie mal wieder von quälenden Ängsten heimgesucht wird. Die anderen Mütter, allesamt perfekt organisiert, halten Bernadette allerdings für eine Nervensäge. Verantwortungslos. Schließlich beschäftigt sie online eine indische Assistentin, die den Alltag für sie regelt. Zum Stundensatz von 0,75 Dollar reserviert Manjula den Tisch im Restaurant, erledigt mal eben die Bankgeschäfte und bucht den Familienurlaub in die Antarktis. Und für ihre 15jährige Tochter Bee, die kleine Streberin, ist Bernadette, na ja, eine Mutter. Bee kennt ja keine andere. Doch irgendwann beschließt Bernadette auszubrechen. Ihr wird das alles zu viel. Und auf einmal ist sie verschwunden ...
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