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John Brownjohn Translator. Meet Fred Kaufmann, disillusioned husband of thoroughly competent Claudia and father of surly teenager Franka. His dreams of being a movie director have long ago been shelved for marriage and a child. While Claudia sells her successful vegetarian take-out restaurant to a fast food chain and buys into Buddhism, Fred is trapped in the throes of a classic midlife crisis, made Meet Fred Kaufmann, disillusioned husband of thoroughly competent Claudia and father of surly teenager Franka.
While Claudia sells her successful vegetarian take-out restaurant to a fast food chain and buys into Buddhism, Fred is trapped in the throes of a classic midlife crisis, made worse when Franka falls madly in love with a young guru. With the hope that brown rice and hardcore meditation will cure Franka's obsession, Fred chaperones his daughter to the meditation center in the South of France. But as a bizarre set of events unfolds, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that only a special kind of hero can survive. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title.
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Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 25, Elizabeth Mcnair rated it liked it. This was a quirky book about a man who's family is in crisis-his daughter and his wife and he ends up in a meditation center in France where his daughter has run off to to be with her "llama" boyfriend. All manner of strange things happen to him. I felt the end was lacking, but it did keep me reading.
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I started this book in summer and had a loooong reading pause so when I continued two days ago with hundred pages to finish i couldnt really get into it again. I remember not quiet liking the humor though but maybe thats because Im not a middle-aged woman lol. Anyway read if you want to but I dont think Ill read it again.
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May 12, Levi rated it liked it. Closer to 3.
I really liked the story. But it was nothing over the moon. The main character is a man in crisis and in many ways relatable. He does have so irksome qualities but, the story hits on a lot of midlife crisis subjects. Nov 29, Annalise rated it really liked it. Was machen wir jetzt? Ich habe das Buch auf Deutsch gelesen und es hat mir gut gefallen. Die Geschichte fliesst auf angenehmer Weise so dahin und das Amerikanisches Kinderlied, Row,row,row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily,merrily,merrily Life is but a dream, Erinnert uns immer wieder daran nicht zu "schwer" zu leben.
Dieses Prinzip wird auch verstaerkt durch die viele Buddhistische Hinweise. Das Ende gefaellt mir. Livingston's family claims that the poem was a family tradition that began in University professor Don Foster and British researcher Jil Farrington separately did research that may prove it was Livingston rather than Moore who was the poem's author.
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The reindeer names "Donner" and "Blitzen" are also related to the Livingston claims. In the earliest versions of the poem, those two names were different. The customs revolving around St. Nicholas in German-speaking countries are very different from the visit portrayed in the poem. The whole scenario of St. Nicholas delivering gifts on the night before Christmas does not match with how they celebrate the holiday.
The feast day of St. The tradition for the night of Dec. While this may still be done in some communities, in others they don't make a personal appearance. Instead, children leave their shoes by the window or door and awaken on Dec. This is somewhat similar to leaving stockings hung on the chimney to be filled by Santa Claus. Protestant reformer Martin Luther introduced das Christkindl an angel-like Christ Child to bring Christmas gifts and reduce the importance of Saint Nicholas.
Later this Christkindl figure would evolve into der Weihnachtsmann Father Christmas in Protestant regions. Children may leave a wish list in their shoes on Dec. Christmas Eve is now the most important day of the German celebration. Family members exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus and St. Nicholas are not involved. He is best known for his amusing works for children, although he wrote serious works as well.
His fame in the English-speaking world is due to two humorous tales that were turned into Disney films in the s. Disney studios turned these two books into the films "Emil and the Detectives" and "The Parent Trap" , respectively.