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Awkward and Definition

Awkward and Definition

The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag

  • Author: Ariel Schrag
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416552316
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 84
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Chronicles the author's first two years at California's Berkeley High School in the mid-1990s, documenting her struggles with myriad teen foibles, from understanding adolescent fashion to developing as an artist.

The Awkward Embrace

The Awkward Embrace

One-Part Domination and Democracy in Industrialising Countries

  • Author: Hermann Giliomee,Charles Simkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135297169
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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Democracies derive their resilience and vitality from the fact that the rule of a particular majority is usually only of a temporary nature. By looking at four case-studies, The Awkward Embrace studies democracies of a different kind; rule by a dominant party which is virtually immune from defeat. Such systems have been called Regnant or or Uncommon Democracies. They are characterized by distinctive features: the staging of unfree or corrupt elections; the blurring of the lines between government, the ruling party and the state; the introduction of a national project which is seen to be above politics; and the erosion of civil society. This book addresses major issues such as why one such democracy, namely Taiwan, has been moving in the direction of a more competitive system; how economic crises such as the present one in Mexico can transform the system; how government-business relations in Malaysia are affecting the base of the dominant party; and whether South Africa will become a one-party dominant system.

Awkward

Awkward

A Detour

  • Author: Mary Cappello
  • Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
  • ISBN: 1934137901
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Los Angeles Times Bestseller “Mary Cappello[’s] inventive, associative taxonomy of discomfort . . . [is] revelatory indeed.” —MARK DOTY, author of Dog Years: A Memoir and Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems “A wonderful, multi-layered piece of writing, with all the insight of great cultural criticism and all the emotional pull of memoir. A fascinating book.” —SARAH WATERS, author of The Night Watch and The Little Stranger Without awkwardness we would not know grace, stability, or balance. Yet no one before Mary Cappello has turned such a penetrating gaze on this misunderstood condition. Fearlessly exploring the ambiguous borders of identity, she mines her own life journeys—from Russia, to Italy, to the far corners of her heart and the depths of a literary or cinematic text—to decipher the powerful messages that awkwardness can transmit. Mary Cappello is the author of four books of literary nonfiction, including Awkward: A Detour, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life, which won a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publishers Prize, and Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them. Professor of English at the University of Rhode Island, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island and Lucerne-in-Maine, Maine.

Beyond Awkward

Beyond Awkward

When Talking About Jesus Is Outside Your Comfort Zone

  • Author: Beau Crosetto
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830897054
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 212
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Spoiler alert: Talking about Jesus is awkward. We love to share good news with the world. We tweet about a great new restaurant, we share pictures of our newborn child and we celebrate about receiving that sought-after promotion. We are evangelists for many great things. So why don't we do the same with Jesus? It's not hard to see that we bring our own anxieties and awkwardness into every evangelistic conversation. Not to mention the often vast differences between our experiences of God and religion and those of the people around us. And then there's the inner awkwardness of our conversation partners, who are actively contending, even unconsciously, with the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Evangelism is awkward, yes. But on the other side of that awkwardness is something amazing: transformed lives, healed relationships, new vision, eternal life. After spending years working with college students and churchgoers, Beau Crosetto hasn't solved the problem of awkwardness in evangelism. But he's learned how to push through it and how we can set ourselves and those we love at ease as we enter into conversations of eternal consequence. Read this book and move beyond awkward into the most awesome privilege of God's people: proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.

Awkward.

Awkward.

What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe—A Survival Guide

  • Author: Sam Scholfield
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • ISBN: 1615191402
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 272
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No One Is Safe from Awkward! Ending a first date that falls flat. Drunk-texting your boss. Walking in when your roommate is getting it on. Running into the person you just dumped . . . in the grocery store, an hour after it went down. Awkward bombs can drop anytime, anywhere, and with anyone—people you don’t know, people you see occasionally, and people you see every day. They can sneak up on you and explode in the most unexpected of places, so they’re basically impossible to avoid. The vast majority of us don’t have the wherewithal to gracefully handle the truly and totally awkward as it unfolds. We only realize what we should have said after the fact—when the damage has already been done and we’re a hot mess of embarrassment, red ears, and nervous sweat stains. But author Sam Scholfield has survived more than two decades of embarrassing encounters—and now, in an act of extreme generosity, has set down a wealth of witty comebacks, surefire distraction techniques, and suave evasion strategies so that future generations may take heed and dodge the Awkward Monster before it strikes! So how do you avoid the epic cluster of drama that can result when awkward situations are handled badly? You read this book.

That's Awkward!

That's Awkward!

The Shy Guide to Embarrassing Situations

  • Author: Megan Cooley Peterson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1474768075
  • Category:
  • Page: 48
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Embarrassing and awkward situations happen to everyone. But to some people, everyday situations can feel awkward and embarrassing. From going to a new place for the first time and joining a new sports team or club to tripping in the cafeteria and walking around with your jeans unzipped, this book holds the tools and coping mechanisms to deal with and move on from these situations.

Awkward!

Awkward!

  • Author: Scholastic
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545732603
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Everyone has embarrassing moments at school . . . even your favorite celebs! Includes info about One Direction, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Taylor Swift, and more! Sure, being a superstar may look like it's all red-carpet events, fabulous parties, and premieres. But the fact is, your favorite celebrities are ordinary people, too--people who make mistakes and find themselves in embarrassing situations, just like everyone else. We've uncovered some hysterical and unforgettable moments we just had to share. And your fave stars are all such good sports, they're the ones who revealed these oops-worthy moments. So take a peek at what life's like on the other side of the red carpet. Hint: It isn't always pretty! Includes info about One Direction, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Taylor Swift, Ross Lynch, Debby Ryan, Cody Simpson, Zendaya Coleman, Jennette McCurdy, Bella Thorne, Emblem3, Rico Rodriguez, Hunter Hayes, Peyton List, and more!

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

  • Author: Issa Rae
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476749094
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 224
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The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne” (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool. I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this New York Times bestselling debut collection written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, white, or other—will want to miss.

Awkward Annie

Awkward Annie

  • Author: Julia Williams,Tim Archbold
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers
  • ISBN: 9780237534028
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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How would you like it if people thought you were awkward? Awkward Annie - that's what Mom and Dad call me. I don't think I'm awkward. Not really. They soon had to change their minds though on the day that Awful Aunt Aggie took us to the park, didn't they? Brave Bella they call me now. Well, someone had to save the day...

Documentary's Awkward Turn

Documentary's Awkward Turn

Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

  • Author: Jason Middleton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317952200
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 186
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Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting an analysis of awkward moments in documentary film and other reality-based media formats. It examines difficult and disrupted encounters between social actors on the screen, between filmmaker and subject, and between film and spectator. These encounters are, of course, often inter-connected. Awkward moments occur when an established mode of representation or reception is unexpectedly challenged, stalled, or altered: when an interviewee suddenly confronts the interviewer, when a subject who had been comfortable on camera begins to feel trapped in the frame, when a film perceived as a documentary turns out to be a parodic mockumentary. This book makes visible the ways in which awkwardness connects and subtends a range of transformative textual strategies, political and ethical problematics, and modalities of spectatorship in documentary film and media from the 1970s to the present.