You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Author: Jay Laszlow Porter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532082339

Category: Humor

Page: 338

View: 757


Most of the stories in this book are those that I lived throughout my life. I recently retired, and I had the time to write these stories down. At least as many as I can remember (memory may not my best trait anymore). Someone often says something that triggers the depths of my memory. I wrote down a note to remind myself, and then I added that item to this book. There are over 230 such stories here. I removed the names and places from my stories, to protect the innocent.

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Ridiculously Funny Stories by Real Cops

Author: Mike Cop

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523977703


Page: 56

View: 5890


One of the most popular questions cops get asked is "What's the funniest thing that's ever happened to you on the job?" Well, we set out to gather a few funny stories from across North America and compiled them into this eBook with some stories you will want to read again and again to laugh at and share with your friends. So many times in the career of law enforcement officers, you end up saying "You just can't make this stuff up!" So, here are some insights as to the sorts of things that we have laid eyes on or experienced that we hope you'll enjoy! Please be aware that the stories in this book are REAL and some involve recounting nudity or other PG-16+ situations that you may want to consider if you find such real situations (that cops see and have to learn to laugh at) offensive.
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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738215864

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 9011


From "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair) comes this indispensable how-to for nonfiction writers of all levels and genres, "reminiscent of Stephen King's fiction handbook On Writing" (Kirkus). Whether you're writing a rags-to-riches tell-all memoir or literary journalism, telling true stories well is hard work. In You Can't Make This Stuff Up, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, offers his unvarnished wisdom to help you craft the best writing possible. Frank, to-the-point, and always entertaining, Gutkind describes and illustrates every aspect of the genre. Invaluable tools and exercises illuminate key steps, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding the genre, this practical guidebook will help you thoroughly expand and stylize your work.

You Can’T Make This Stuff Up: Tales from a Judicial Diva

Author: Vanessa D. Gilmore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453569535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

View: 7281


Is it possible to be a judge and have a sense of humor too? Judge Vanessa Gilmore shows us that the answer is a resounding yes! In this humorous, autobiographical collection of short stories, Judge Gilmore reveals a glimpse of life on and off the bench. A master storyteller, and a lover of all things funny, Judge Gilmore would often regale her friends at parties with tales of her life. When she related a story about a criminal defendant who was flirting with her as she took his plea, and another who dressed as king during his trial, her friends insisted that these stories could not be true. This book shows us that life really is stranger and funnier than fiction. From hilarious tales of flirting criminals and fighting lawyers, to heart warming stories of time spent mentoring young girls, we see it all through the eyes of a judge. Vanessa found humor when a man in a restaurant insisted that she should stop saying she was a federal judge because it just sounded too far fetched and vindication when her young son asked if boys could be judges too. This book will leave you laughing and asking if life as a judge can really be this much fun.

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven

Author: Theresa Caputo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147676445X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 2311


For fans of TLC’s Long Island Medium and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and everything in between, New York Times bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares the insights and lessons she’s learned through her exceptional gift of communicating with the dead. In her first book, There’s More to Life Than This, Theresa shared how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit. Now, in You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, an instant New York Times bestseller, Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she’s received from Spirit and client readings. Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa’s witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and better understand the spiritual world. With lessons revolving around themes such as choice, faith, fear, gratitude, healing, surrender, relationships, compassion, and living each day to the fullest, the book also explores spiritual concepts like angels, heaven, signs, miracles, intuition, dreams, and God. These compelling and healing messages will help guide you toward a happier life by focusing your attention on what really matters to the soul.

You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Author: Leslie Cruzen Millwee

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 161739002X

Category: Humor

Page: 188

View: 3400


If you've laughed about your childhood and felt like you were all alone out there dealing with crazy families, loony people, and your own fragile ego, then you've met your match! Author Leslie Millwee has some stories that will make your crazy tales seem tame. A true Southern girl, Millwee examines life through the eyes of a child, As a young woman, and as a grown-up Southern belle who finally addresses why all things happen for a reason. Surviving a crazy childhood and enjoying what she learned from life's lessons, she has a quirky and different take on what normal really is. Join in on this playful, better-than-fiction read! It's true—You Really Can't Make This Stuff Up!

"U Can't Make This Stuff Up"

The Extreme Encore!

Author: Larry Malcolm

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514488094

Category: Humor

Page: 622

View: 8228


U Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Extreme Encore! opens and closes chapter 1 with Larry's Radio Talk Show. There are plenty of funny elevator stories, observations, and a super sexy marathon that will make you blush. My babies, JYD and Prissy, are scattered throughout chapter 1. Stand-Up Comedy While Sitting can be found mid-way though chapter 1. Pictured is a younger virgin* of myself. Do things ever make U say Huh? We have a few in the first three hundred pages. The Supreme Court has made three controversial decisions. 1962-1973 and 2015. A lot has been written about these three decisions. What is next for America?

You Can't Make This Stuff up Really!

Author: Kenneth McClure

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973669242

Category: Humor

Page: 206

View: 442


Have you ever been in a formal setting and needed to laugh but didn’t dare? Have you ever fought back a smile, a silent giggle that produced a tsunami of shaking that became contagious to those seated next to you? Life is full of these surprise moments as presented in YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. This is a must-read if you have had these moments caused by the actions of others that made you want to scream, yell, or run out of the room before you exploded. This book is a collection of these kinds of moments which may remind you of your experiences where it wasn’t kosher to find the funny side of life. Although life has its many serious moments, it also has a funny side where many are afraid to advance. Try it, you’ll like it!



Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465353615

Category: Poetry

Page: 138

View: 4943


Carl B. Downey uses poetry to poke fun and prod at many situations, events and things found in real life. Collected in the book HEY,YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!, his poems are an explosive mix of humor and poignant truth. The book features the author’s personal opinions, thoughts and views on a hodgepodge of issues such as gardening, motherhood, proper usage of English, family, birthdays and domestic pests. The subjects he uses are familiar, making the reading experience not only enjoyable but relatable at the same time. This is an amusing book that reminds its readers to not sweat the small stuff while delivering punches at all the right places. Thought-provoking, HEY, YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP! gives light to the many things that make life exciting and meaningful. Readers are promised a delightful rollercoaster ride that will let them laugh, reflect and remember to enjoy life.

Memoirs of a School Nurse-You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Author: Kelly Riemenschneider


ISBN: 130423701X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

View: 8411


Memoirs of a School Nurse focuses on the positive. It follows Kelly's path from deciding to be a nurse to becoming a school nurse. Read about the funny things she has experienced over the years. The situations not only deal with people, but animals as well. Enjoy reading her many experiences that deal with caring for animals while pet sitting, years as a nurse, dealing with her accident-prone husband and even her own crazy accidents. Follow Kelly's path to a new career as a school nurse.