Angels from Hell: Almost Totally True Tales of Infernal, and Otherwise Inexplicable, Intervention

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Touchstone, 1998 - Humor - 128 pages
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Every day, people call out for help from celestial beings -- love angels, job angels, house angels, car-transmission angels, clear-my-complexion angels. Often their prayers are answered. But, as we all know, for every angel who leads us to our lost car keys, there is one who hides the remote control in the vegetable crisper. For every angel who drives us home safely on a stormy night, there is an angel who crashes our hard drive the hour before an important report is due. And for every angel who finds the perfect soul mate for the lovelorn, there's one who causes an enormous pimple to erupt on the morning of the Date of a Lifetime.

Angels from Hell presents the lowdown on the creatures from below, responsible for the touches of hell that jostle our ho-hum lives. Werner not only chronicles their dire deeds, but points out the "life lesson" to be learned from each, including such gems of inspiration as "Embrace humiliation! Go, date, do, be! Reach, dream, run, smile! Flex, bake, tweeze, wink! wink! The angels applaud from the sidelines".

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Jan Werner is Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona; the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna; and the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing. He has had visiting appointments at the University of Bonn; the European University Institute, Florence; and Universite Paris Dauphine. He serves on the editorial boards of Economic Theory, the Journal of Mathematical Economics, the Annals of Finance, and the Central European Journal of Economic Modeling and Econometrics. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Bonn.

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