The Optimist's/Pessimist's Handbook

The Optimist's/Pessimist's Handbook

Author: Niall Edworthy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446422267

Category: Humor

Page: 336

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Are optimists just reckless dreamers? Are pessimists miserable doom-mongers or just erring on the side of caution? Is the glass half empty or half full? Brilliantly compiled and beautifully written, this is a rich anthology of evidence from both sides of any argument. Covering everything from Beauty to Happiness, Patriotism to Walking, it is the perfect tool for squabbling families, a counterbalance for arguing couples and a mine of detail for the quarrelsome. The Optimist on the Afterlife: My heaven will be filled with wonderful young men and dukes. (Dame Barbara Cartland) And the Pessimist: 'That's what Hell will be like, small chat to the babbling of Lethe about the good old days when we wished we were dead. (Samuel Beckett)
The Optimist's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Eudora Welty
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-26 - Publisher: Vintage

This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel tells the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where
The Optimist
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Laurence Shorter
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-22 - Publisher: Canongate Books

When it comes to bad news, we’ve never had it so good. Laurence Shorter is feeling anxious. Every time he turns on the radio or opens a newspaper he finds another reason to be tearful. It’s time to make a change. It’s time to meet some positive thinkers. The Optimist
The Optimist's Telescope
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Bina Venkataraman
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-27 - Publisher: Penguin

Named a Best Book of 2019 by NPR “How might we mitigate losses caused by shortsightedness? Bina Venkataraman, a former climate adviser to the Obama administration, brings a storyteller’s eye to this question. . . . She is also deeply informed about the relevant science.” —The New York Times Book
The Optimist's/Pessimist's Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Niall Edworthy, Petra Cramsie
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-31 - Publisher: Random House

Are optimists just reckless dreamers? Are pessimists miserable doom-mongers or just erring on the side of caution? Is the glass half empty or half full? Brilliantly compiled and beautifully written, this is a rich anthology of evidence from both sides of any argument. Covering everything from Beauty to Happiness, Patriotism
A Study Guide for Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 15
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Eudora Welty's "The Optimist's Daughter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research