Mike Myers spoofs the self-help industry with the creation of Guru Pitka, his first original character since Austin Powers. Orphaned at a young age, Maurice (Myers) studies with Guru Tugginmypuddha (Ben Kingsley) at an ashram in India where his classmate is a young Deepak Chopra. Pitka becomes a world-renowned guru in his own right, but despite his best efforts, he repeatedly comes in second to Chopra in the guru rankings. But his manager has a plan: the only difference between Pitka and Chopra is that the latter has appeared on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW. Pitka's key to an Oprah show appearance is Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco), star player of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. Estranged from his wife, Prudence (Meagan Good), who has started dating French-Canadian Jacques 'Le Coq' Grande (Justin Timberlake), Roanoke's game has suffered terribly, putting his team's bid for the playoffs and the Stanley Cup in jeopardy. If Pitka can reunite the estranged couple in time for Roanoke to help win the Stanley Cup, he'll get more than just a big paycheque; he'll finally be on Oprah.Myers created Guru Pitka after embarking on his own spiritual search following the death of his father. He counts Chopra, who appears briefly in the film, as a personal friend. Jessica Alba stars as the owner of the Maple Leafs, and Verne Troyer is their coach. Playing sportscasters, Stephen Colbert and Jim Gaffigan share some of the film's funniest moments, while Timberlake holds his own on the comic front. Watch for brief appearances from Jessica Simpson, Val Kilmer, Mariska Hargitay (whose name Pitka assumes as his greeting), Kanye West, and even Myers himself. Parents should be forewarned: THE LOVE GURU is filled with double entendres, sexual innuendo, plenty of midget jokes, and gross-out humour.Special Features:11 deleted and extended scenes3 featurettesBloopersDeleted and extended scenesFeaturettesOuttakesOuttakes and more!
Discover the Inspirational Story of Hockey Superstar Alex Ovechkin! You're about to discover the incredibly inspirational story of hockey superstar Alex Ovechkin. If you're reading this, then you must be an Alex Ovechkin fan, like so many others. As a fan, you must wonder how this man is so talented and want to know more about him. Alex is considered as one of the greatest hockey players in the world, and it's been an honor to be able to watch him play throughout his young career. This audiobook will reveal to you much about Alex's story and the many accomplishments throughout his career. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Youth and family life Pre-NHL and international career NHL career and personal life Legacy, charitable acts, and much more! If you want to learn more about Alex Ovechkin, then this book is for you. It will reveal to you many things that you did not know about this incredible hockey star! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045366/bk_acx0_045366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador - who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015 - the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. Ken Dryden's The Game is acknowledged as the best book about hockey and one of the best books about sports ever written. Then came Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV series, in which he explored hockey's significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player's life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey - where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here, and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Dryden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000026/bk_prhc_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the Inspirational Story of Hockey Superstar Sidney Crosby! If you're reading this, then you must be a Sidney Crosby fan, like so many others. As a fan, you must wonder how this man is so talented and want to know more about him. Sidney is considered one of the greatest hockey players in the world, and it's been an honor to be able to watch him play throughout his young career. This audiobook will reveal to you much about Sidney's story and the many accomplishments throughout his career. Here is a preview of what you'll learn about: Youth and family life Pre-NHL and international career NHL career and personal life Legacy, charitable acts, and much more! If you want to learn more about Sidney Crosby, then this audiobook is for you. It will reveal to you many things that you did not know about this incredible hockey star! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045372/bk_acx0_045372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the winter life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy, are 12, Carl appears at the rink, wearing a battered, old leather flight jacket and doing a strange dance that is both beautiful and disturbing to watch. It is Marsh and Willy who discover the terrible secret behind Carl’s dance, a secret that threatens to destroy him. But a small miracle occurs, and Carl’s dance becomes a fragile and tentative expression of hope and the healing power of love. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003915/bk_brll_003915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Surfacing, Siri Lindley opens up about her unique celebrity-dappled early life. When and NFL superstar notices her beautiful mother, her idyllic childhood is upended. Glitzy dinner parties and world travel pull her mother away, and Lindley grows up feeling alone and out of place. As her intense loneliness grows into anger, she lashes out against her New England life of privilege. Shy and painfully self-aware, Lindley finds solace in sports, playing field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Brown University. But when she misses the cut for the US lacrosse team after college, she is left directionless - until a friend invites her to watch a triathlon. Lindley's dream is reignited and she never looks back. Success doesn't come easily. Lindley fails early and often - brutal swim starts, bike equipment failures at key races, grueling workouts - but it's debilitating anxiety that still haunts her. She turns to unconventional Australian coach, Brett Sutton, who helps her tear up her script of self-doubt and transforms her into a world champion. Lindley retires from the sport at the peak of her success, intent on helping athletes realize their own dreams, and finally finds the courage to step out into her true self and find love as a gay woman. Surfacing is the breathtakingly honest book that shares Lindley's daring journey. She is proof that it's never too late to rewrite your own story and change the thoughts, habits and behaviors that hold you back. Surfacing will inspire you as it shows you how to stop being your own worst enemy and start uncovering your potential. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Siri Lindley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080191/bk_acx0_080191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I am not okay. Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head. Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place where the bad memories are banished and I can escape my pain. But off the ice, I’m spiraling out of control. Losing the grip on my life and putting myself and my career in danger. Now, thanks to a string of bad decisions, I’ve been ordered to complete therapy in order to stay on the team. The problem? Nora Wayne, my beautiful and somewhat unconventional therapist. I can’t buy into the brand of happy-clappy crap this woman is feeding me. What could she possibly understand about the type of loss that I’ve suffered? How does she know anything about finding happiness after losing the most important person in your life? Turns out, I’ve got a lot to learn, and she’s just the person I need to break through those walls I’ve erected. I am not okay. But for the first time in a long time, I know that I will be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Dexter, Lucy Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168889/bk_acx0_168889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Is Your Brain on Sports is the audiobook for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Sports Illustrated executive editor and best-selling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take listeners on a wild ride into the inner world of sports. Through the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they reveal the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us on the field and in the stands - and, by extension, in corporate boardrooms, office settings, and our daily lives. In this irresistible narrative romp, Wertheim and Sommers usher us from professional football to the NBA to Grand Slam tennis, from the psychology of athletes self-handicapping their performances in the boxing ring or the World Series to an explanation of why even the glimpse of a finish line can lift us beyond ordinary physical limits. They explore why Tom Brady and other starting NFL quarterbacks all seem to look like fashion models; why fans of teams like the Cubs, Mets, and any franchise from Cleveland love rooting for a loser; why the best players make the worst coaches; why hockey goons (and fans) would rather fight at home than on the road; and why the arena T-shirt cannon has something to teach us about human nature. This Is Your Brain on Sports is an entertaining and thought-provoking journey into how psychology and behavioral science collide with the universe of wins and losses, coaching changes, underdogs, and rivalry games. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Sommers, Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004442/bk_rand_004442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why visit Canada and Alaska in a RV? Here are a few reasons that may convince you to do just that.Alaska and Canada are possibly two of the most picturesque places in North America. They are both great places to travel to get away from it all and simply take a breath of fresh air. There are breathtaking landscapes, wilderness, Northern Lights, beautiful glaciers, and laid-back cities to visit.For many good reasons, Alaska and Canada are on the top of many travelers’ lists. They both are particularly good summer destination to escape the heat in the lower 48 states.Reasons to visit Canada:To see the Northern LightsTo visit the Famous Arctic and Yukon wildlife preservesTo visit the famous Glacier National ParkTo see the highest and tallest tides of the world (average four-story high)To enjoy whale-watchingTo see Niagara FallsTo visit the Hockey Hall of FameTo visit the Museum of World ReligionsReason to visit Alaska:To watch grizzly bears fish from the riverTo taste the fresh king crab and salmonTo enjoy ice-climbing and glacier-hikingTo visit a few “Gold Rush” sites in personTo visit the North Pole and Santa Clause HouseTo visit W.S. Elias National Park, the largest National Park in the USTo see all the breathtaking view of the Alaskan wildernessTo see the Northern LightsIn this guide, I share my knowledge and findings from the many trips we have taken. I will show you how to prepare and what to pack for a great RV trip up north. For each of the provinces, I suggest a guided trip route along with what and where to stop, where to stay, how much each of the RV parks may cost you, and what amenities each of the parks offer.You'll find information on:Must-see placesSuggested RV parks along every routeRV camping 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Chetter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/195644/bk_acx0_195644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.