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One Bite Won't Kill You: More Than 200 Hundred Recipes to Tempt Even The Pickiest Kids on Earth: And the Rest of the Family Too
Ann Hodgman
0395901464
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Tired of arguing over every last nibble? Comfortable with loading your cupboards with cream of mushroom soup and boxed muffin mix? This hilarious book could be the answer you've been looking for. Filled with tasty comfort food that's sure to delight folks of all ages, One Bite Won't Kill You reminds parents of the sure-fire tool for dealing with those advanced picky eaters: a sense of humor. Author Ann Hodgman, a former food editor from Spy magazine, is also the mother of two finicky eaters. Most of the recipes are fairly simple, and often rely on canned sauces and soups for key ingredients. Each recipe begins with a short tale of how the recipe came about, and the pages are filled with hilarious moments in the lives of picky eaters of all ages. The recipes have names like Taco Thing and Mud Puddle Cake and many are easy...


Beat This! Cookbook
Ann Hodgman
0395971772
October 1999
Paperback
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Review
The Washington Post : "Delightfully witty . . . Every recipe I've tried has become one of my favorites." - Phyllis Richman
Atlantic Monthly : "Surely the funniest book ever written about food - anyone who has been blue lately, or has spent more than five minutes in the kitchen, should buy it." - Corby Kummer

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"Surely the funniest book ever written about food - anyone who has been blue lately, or has spent more than five minutes in the kitchen, should buy it." - Corby Kummer

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1,003 Great Things About Teachers
Lisa Birnbach
1567315070
January 2002
Hardcover
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About the Author
TV commentator Lisa Birnbach, author of The Official Preppy Handbook and Lisa Birnbach's College Books, is a contributing editor for Parade and New York magazines. Ann Hodgman is the author of 40 children's books, three cook books, and several works of humor. Patricia Marx, author of How to Regain Your Virginity and Meet My Staff, has also written screenplays and for television shows such as Saturday Night Live. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


1,003 Great Things About America
Lisa Birnbach
0740729497
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Being American has always been a wonderful thing. But after September 11, 2001, patriotism soared. Not since the 1940s had America been attacked with such unexpected and horrible decisiveness. From sea to shining sea, the response was deafening. Americans raised their flags, raised their voices, and vowed to stand united.Of course, we're still bound by our sense of humor, a cornerstone of our country's proud past and present. In 1,003 Great Things About America, authors Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, and Patricia Marx perfectly sum up that combination of humor and hope, wit and wonder, that makes America so magnificent.What are some of the best things about America' As this talented trio of authors remind us:o Apple pieo John Wayneo Mount Rushmoreo Elviso BaseballThe list goes on and on. From beginning to end, 1,003 Great...


1,003 Great Things About Being a Woman
Lisa Birnbach
0740750135
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
It's great to be a woman . . . most of the time. Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, and Patty Marx have come up with 1,003 hilarious reasons why it's great all of the time. Pantyhose, high heels, lipstick, maxi pads, chocolate-all things feminine are covered. These three witty and wise women have delivered yet another hysterical list of 1,003 great things. Each writer has a unique (and much appreciated) take on being a modern-day woman. After all, today's females need to be tough, talented multitaskers with an amazing sense of humor-and that's just to compete with the males in grade school! The trio empathizes humorously with women's universal struggles and triumphs: " Hair talk is the international language. " You and the children go first in the lifeboat. " You can cry your way out of a speeding ticket. " ...


Beat That! Cookbook
Ann Hodgman
0395971780
Oct 1999
Paperback
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Review
The San Francisco Chronicle : "Delicious recipes . . . spiffed up and presented in an easy format and with witty comments."
The Miami Herald : "[Hodgman"s] brash attitude and obvious skill are a winning combination."
Newsday : "Ann Hodgman is that rarest of creatures: a humorist and a cookbook author whose recipes really work."

Book Description
In BEAT THIS!, Hodgman taunted readers: "Are your recipes better than mine? I can't believe it. But if you think your potato salad will make me lie down and dry with shame, send in the recipe." Now Hodgeman presents the winners - including a potato salad that did beat hers. Chockablock with Hodgman's witticisms and pronouncements, this book will have readers laughing aloud as they turn out unbeatable dishes. ...


1,003 Great Things to Smile About
Lisa Birnbach
0740741640
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Love is not the only thing that blossoms with a smile. Your entire life can be transformed by the simple act of turning up the corners of your mouth. And psychologists have proven that you benefit by smiling-even when you're convinced you have nothing to smile about!Now the power of the smile gets a boost from three grinning fools: Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, and Patty Marx, the threesome who thought up the deceptively simple yet highly effective 1,003 Great Things to Smile About. This latest volume in the 1,003 Great Things humor series takes the effort out of smiling by providing just the thoughts needed to produce that all-enhancing smile.Consider the following examples:o Your son remembers your birthday . . . and doesn't reverse the charges!o Luggage-on-wheelso Your extra-large, threadbare sweatpantso Snow day!o...


2007 365 Great Things about Getting Older Box Calendar
Lisa Birnbach
0740759531
July 2006
Box Calendar
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Book Description
Lisa Birnbach is a television commentator and the author of the wildly successful Official Preppy Handbook. She is a Parade magazine contributing editor and the mother of (at least) three children.Ann Hodgman has written three cookbooks, most recently One Bite Won't Kill You. She has also written more than 40 children's books, and her essays have appeared in Best American Essays and Best Food Writing.Patricia Marx, a television screenwriter for shows such as Saturday Night Live, is the author of How to Regain Your Virginity and Meet My Staff.


1,003 Great Things about Teachers
Lisa Birnbach
0740709895
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Teachers are simply the best. They're the special breed of people who strive to infuse us with an appreciation for the miraculous world in which we live and a sincere passion for learning. What better way to sing their praises than by declaring more than a thousand great things about them' That's what the successful author trio of Birnbach, Hodgman, and Marx does in this fourth book of their highly successful 1,003 Great Things series. This wonderfully humorous book features entries such as: o They are as happy about Friday as you are. o They tend to have highly legible handwriting. o Who else knows how important it is to be line leader' o They are excellent spellers. o Teachers know about Roman numerals. o They are more afraid of the principal than you are. o They lend you milk money when you forget yours. o...


1,003 Great Things about Moms
Lisa Birnbach
0740722395
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
What makes a Mom' It's the little things . . . o When you're sick in bed, she'll let you watch horrible soap operas and infomercials.o She's not offended when you pour ketchup all over the dinner she makes for you.o At the peak of your ugly phase, she still thinks you're cute. She can load that dishwasher fuller than anyone else on the planet.In delightfully droll bullet points and wacky boxed lists, this tribute to mothers everywhere provides a thousand-make that a thousand and three-reasons to acknowledge and appreciate that all-important female parent in our lives.How did these three talented authors find so many truisms about motherhood' Everyone who has a mother will understand completely once they get their hands on 1,003 Great Things About Moms. It's a sweet and sassy look at what makes moms so special. ...


I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus: The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide
Ann Hodgman
0399530428
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The hilarious holiday handbook for those who are starting to see Scrooge's point of view.

Let's face it-sometimes the joys of Christmas are enough to make us want to run away from home-with all of the eggnog, of course. But with a little wry humor, Ann Hodgman is here to tackle Christmas stress and bring cheer back into the holiday. Delving into such diverse topics as making Christmas for kids and adults, how many traditions are just too many, and much more, I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus is full of helpful advice, recipes, and true holiday horror stories to let you know you're not alone.

About the Author
Ann Hodgman, a former food editor from Spy magazine, is the author of One Bite Won't Kill You, Beat This! Cookbook, and Beat That!...


1003 Great Things About Moms
Lisa Birnbach
1567315895
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
1003 Great Things About Moms From the Publisher How do we love thee, Mom? Let us count the ways. 1003 ways, to be exact. This book is for moms and kids of every age and generation-which covers just about all of


You Know You're 40 when...
Ann Hodgman
0767917391
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you almost over the hill? Know someone who is?

Getting older is no fun, but it sure can be funny. How do you know when you’re approaching the big 4-0?

Here are a few clues:

* Comb-overs are starting to make a certain kind of sense.
* A kid you once babysat for is now your lawyer.
* At your checkups, the doctor has begun to ask if you’re still sexually active.
* Midnight seems awfully late.
* You’re more interested in websites that will calculate your Body Mass Index than in Internet porn.
* You receive two phone calls in a single week from people who want to sell you life insurance.

Whether you’ve just found your first gray hair or you’re peering around the corner to your mid-life crisis, You Know You’re 40 When… will...

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