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Ferris, Joshua

Overview
Works: 55 works in 351 publications in 16 languages and 11,168 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Biography  Dystopian fiction  Black humor  Legal stories  History 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Narrator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3606.E774, 813.6
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Then we came to the end : a novel by Joshua Ferris( Book )

81 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 3,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way : through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. Among coworkers fighting for their jobs and their precious perks: Tom Mota, recently divorced and inexplicably wearing three company polo shirts, one on top of the other, every day; Joe Pope, a workaholic and perpetual victim of office sabotage; Carl Garbedian, whose unchecked depression has led him to "borrow" Janine Gorjanc's medication and black out his windows; Chris Yop, suspected of stealing Tom Mota's chair; and Marcia Dwyer with whom Benny Shassburger is in love, despite her mean streak and badly dated haircut. As one colleague after another is laid off, everyone strikes their best busines-as-usual pose, pretending to make headway on the mysterious pro bono ad campaign that is their only remaining "work". Meanwhile tempers flare, office furniture disappears, and the survivors parse their bosses' decisions in ever-more paranoid sessions at the nearest bar.--Cover
To rise again at a decent hour : a novel by Joshua Ferris( Book )

58 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After noticing his identity has been stolen and used to create various social media accounts, a man with a troubled past, Paul O'Rourke, begins to wonder if his virtual alter ego is actually a better version of himself
The unnamed : a novel by Joshua Ferris( Book )

53 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, ageing with the grace of a matinee idol. He loves his work. He loves his family. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out on all of it. He cannot stop walking. And, as his body propels him relentlessly forward, deep into the unfamiliar outer reaches of the city, he begins to realise he is moving further and further from his old self, seemingly unable to turn back and retrieve what he has lost. In his extraordinary novel Joshua Ferris delineates with great tenderness and a rare and inimitable wit the devastating story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is torn away without explanation or warning
The dinner party and other stories by Joshua Ferris( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out as the temptations flow like wine and the minutes of life tick down are explored with the characteristic wit and insight that have made Ferris one of our most critically acclaimed novelists
The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The unnamed by Joshua Ferris( Recording )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking
To rise again at a decent hour : a novel by Joshua Ferris( Recording )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul O'Rourke is a Manhattan dentist with a thriving practice leading a quiet, routine-driven life. But behind the smiles and the nice apartment, he's a man made of contradictions, and his biggest fear is that he may never truly come to understand anybody, including himself. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual
Then we came to the end by Joshua Ferris( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remaining employees at an office affected by a business downturn spend their time enjoying secret romances, elaborate pranks, and frequent coffee breaks, while trying to make sense of their only remaining "work," a mysterious pro-bono ad campaign
The dinner party : and other stories by Joshua Ferris( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed, prize winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in the New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out as the temptations flow like wine and the minutes of life tick down are explored with the characteristic wit and insight that have made Ferris one of our most critically acclaimed novelists. Each of these stories burrows deep into the often awkward and hilarious misunderstandings that pass between strangers and lovers alike, and that turn ordinary lives upside down. Ferris shows to what lengths we mortals go to coax human meaning from our very modest time on earth, an effort that skews ever-more desperately in the direction of redemption. There's Arty Groys, the Florida retiree whose birthday celebration involves pizza, a prostitute, and a life-saving heart attack. There's Sarah, the Brooklynite whose shape-shifting existential dilemma is set in motion by a simple spring breeze. And there's Jack, a man so warped by past experience that he's incapable of having a normal social interaction with the man he hires to help him move out of storage. The stories in The Dinner Party are about lives changed forever when the reckless gives way to possibility and the ordinary cedes ground to mystery. And each one confirms Ferris's reputation as one of the most dazzlingly talented, deeply humane writers at work today
Mrs. Bridge : a novel by Evan S Connell( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and Dutch and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portret van de vrouw van een jurist in Kansas City in de jaren dertig van de twintigste eeuw, een toonbeeld van fatsoen en conformisme
CivilWarLand in bad decline : stories and a novella by George Saunders( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and short stories on a future America, a land of corporate hypocrisy, violence and pollution. Trendy attractions include pickled babies and cows with plexiglass sides, so you can see the milk made, people buy other people's more interesting memories for downloading into their heads
Ran hou, wo men jiuBye le by Joshua Ferris( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the collective fear and pettiness of the remaining employees at a Chicago advertising agency affected by a business downturn
A novel by Joshua Ferris( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They spend their days - and too many of their nights - at work. There's Chris Yop, clinging to his ergonomic chair; Lynn Mason, the boss, whose breast cancer everyone pretends not to talk about; Carl Garbedian, secretly taking someone else's medication; Marcia Dwyer, whose hair is stuck in the eighties; and Benny, who's just - well, just Benny
Put on your crown : life-changing moments on the path to queendom by Queen Latifah( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modeled after Maria Shriver's Just Who Will You Be, Queen Latifah's goal with Put On Your Crown is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the "hollywood ideal" of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: She's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood
Cleaving : [a story of marriage, meat, and obsession] by Julie Powell( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING. Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts. The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world--from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart
Portrait of an addict as a young man : a memoir by Bill Clegg( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author chronicles the dark secret life he led when, despite building for himself a respectable career as a literary agent, he embraced crack cocaine; went on a two-month binge; and lost his job, his home, and all his money
Zo kwamen we aan het eind : een roman by Joshua Ferris( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een Amerikaans reclamebureau zwaar komt te lijden onder het instorten van de internet-hype, komt het personeel ook onder druk te staan
Living Oprah : my one-year experiment to walk the walk of the queen of talk by Robyn Okrant( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web site, and her magazine. LIVING OPRAH is a month-by-month account of that year. Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah's Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah's Book Club. After 365 days of LIVING OPRAH, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment
Dang ai yuan xing by Joshua Ferris( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls in trucks by Katie Crouch( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Walters knows she doesn't really fit in at the Cotillion Training School, that she'll never live up to the legacy of her mother and grandmother as a Camellia - the society for proper young Southern belles. As soon as she's out of school, Sarah and a group of friends forsake the South for the bright lights of New York City
 
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פרייס, ג'ושוע, 1974-

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