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Congratulations On Everything
Congratulations On Everything | Nathan Whitlock
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A dark and comic novel, Congratulations On Everything tracks the struggles, frailties and cruelly pyrrhic victories of the middle-aged owner of a bar-restaurant and a 30ish lunch shift waitress. Jeremy has bought into the teachings of an empowerment and success guru, hook, line and sinker. A Toronto service industry lifer, he's risen through the ranks until he finally takes the keys to his destiny and opens his own place, The Ice Shack. Everyone assumes Ice Shack daytime waitress Charlene is innocent and empathetic, but in reality she's desperately unhappy and looking for a way out of her marriage to her high-school sweetheart. A drunken encounter between Charlene and her boss Jeremy sends them both careening. The Ice Shack stops being an oasis of sanity and, as Jeremy struggles to keep his business afloat, he'll stop at nothing to maintain his successful, good guy self-image. In an era when foodies rule and chefs become superstars, Congratulations On Everything is a hilarious and occasionally uncomfortable dose of anti-foodie reality that reveals what goes on when the customers and Instagrammers aren't around and even sometimes when they are.
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Congratulations to @DebinHawaii on her momentous achievement!! She was one of the first people I followed when I joined Litsy, and she provided a warm welcome and encouragement.

Things that bring me joy:
1. Singing
2. Photographing plants
3. A quiet walk in nature
4. My grandchildren
5. Trying new recipes


Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎈🎉 3mo
DebinHawaii Aww… thank you for the kind words & being such a special part of Litsy! 💛💛💛This is such a great joyful list! 3mo
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Congratulations @LoverofLit and thank you for the generous #powerofthreegiveaway ❣️❣️❣️

1. satire and memoir
2. sweet, by a nose
3. bath + book + wine

LoverofLit Bath, book, and wine is just the best! 5y
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Congratulations, @TheSpineView on 50,000. Wow! #50KLoveLitsy

TheSpineView Good lock! 5y
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Congratulations on your launch! I love stationary. When I was a kid I had a huge Lisa Frank obsession and had her stickers everywhere! #philosophia

sisilia Thank you so much 😘 Did you paste them on the furnitures too? I did and gave my Mum major headache 😆 6y
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Congratulations @Soubhiville ! #57sgiveaway

Soubhiville Thanks for entering! Good luck! 6y
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Yay, me!

MayJasper Splendid. A great achievement 😊 6y
Jess7 📚🎉🤗📚 6y
Sophoclessweetheart Congratulations! 6y
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JoScho Yay you! 😊💕🎉 6y
Bklover Congratulations!! 6y
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hes7 Yay! 🎉 6y
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🎉😀 6y
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Sarah83 Jippie 💖 6y
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Christine11 Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 6y
Lizpixie Congratulations lovely!🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉 6y
Jas16 🎉📚👏 6y
TricksyTails Congratulations!🎉📚🎉📚🎉 6y
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉🎉 6y
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Congratulations @BarbaraTheBibliophage on your #LitsyMilestone! What an awesome giveaway you're doing! I always love seeing your posts and enjoy reading your blog.🎉🎉🎉

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! You‘re so sweet. 😍 (edited) 6y
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@BarbaraTheBibliophage is a generous and positive influence on this Litten. She has enriched my reading in many ways, which is a community norm I love.

Congratulations on a tremendous milestone. Can 3000 be far behind?


BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! 6y
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Way to go on the milestone, @BarbaraTheBibliophage 🙌 And thanks for the lovely #2468giveaway 😘

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! 6y
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Congratulations on your #LitsyMilestone @eanderson !!!!
These are 3 books I have on my TBR that have all been Litsy recommendations!

#Giveaway #Congratulations #BlameItOnLitsy #oneofthreegiveaway

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Congrats to @Jess7 on her huge milestone!! Seriously hitting over 77,777 Litfluence is insanely amazing! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway❣️❣️❣️#77777giveaway

Jess7 Thanks for entering ! 6y
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Heartiest Congratulations to @mrozzz for this milestone (i have miles to go before I reach that Level of Litfluence)! Truly worth celebrating, and thanks for this giveaway stack! :) #SpringCleaningGiveaway

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1. Reagan
2. Halloween
3. Sunday
4. 2004: got married and had my first child
5. The Year 2000 by Silverchair
6. Seveneves
7. 15
8. 6
9. 2
10. 19

RedbagReadbooks Congrats 🎊🍾🎈🎉 6y
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Congratulations @Librarybelle on #50k1k - you did it!! The book I‘m interested in is SAGA Volume 2. Everyone on Litsy seems to love this series and I‘m ready to love it too. I have volume one already but would love to expand my library.

Librarybelle Thank you! I have yet to read any of the Sagas. Maybe I‘ll have to sometime soon! 6y
JillPill I just read the first four volumes of Saga and it was so good! 6y
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A huge thank you to everyone who entered my #GG10k giveaway. I loved reading all your favorite opening lines. ❤

To pick the winners I wrote everyone's name on a slip of paper, sprinkled it with catnip, and let Tommy choose.

Congratulations to my two runners up- @WarpedSweetness and @Jaberwocky who will be receiving some cute bookmarks. Ladies- please email me your addresses at ms.n.stevens at gmail.

shadowspeak17 Oh my gosh, that‘s so funny! 😹 7y
Alfoster Sooo cute!😍 7y
KVanRead Oh my goodness your Tommy is the spitting image of my #Zeus!! 😻 7y
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GondorGirl @KVanRead You're right! Except that Zeus doesn't have scarred eyeballs. But I see they both like to share our drinks! 😂 7y
KVanRead Aww, do you know what happened to his eyes? He is so adorable. And yes he and Zeus do both seem to like to help themselves 😂 7y
GondorGirl @KVanRead He was really sick with an MRI when he was rescued and it messed up his eyes and addled his brain a bit. He's partly blind and a little stupid, but he's the sweetest monster ever. 7y
AlaMich He seems like a sweetie! 😻 7y
GondorGirl @AlaMich He is... except when I was trying to get the papers away from him so I could see who won... I think he needs his claws clipped.😂 7y
WarpedSweetness Awww!! Thank you!! Even better that cute Tommy picked me!! :-) 7y
Jabberwocky So cute!! Thank you friend! I will send that off tonight ❤️❤️ 7y
Dolly Love your idea for using that handsome assistant to choose😁🐈 7y
GondorGirl @dolly He was going to help whether I wanted him to or not! 😂😂 7y
KVanRead Oh poor baby. Glad he got rescued into such a loving home. 7y
KVanRead And one with whipped cream 😊 7y
CouronneDhiver Cool idea! 7y
LeahBergen Awww! 😂😂 7y
TricksyTails Congratulations @WarpedSweetness @Jaberwocky !! 👏😁🎉 Tommy is so sweet! 😍😻 7y
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britt_brooke Thanks a bunch @MommyOfTwo ! ☺️💚🤞🏻 7y
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Congrats @britt_brooke And thanks for all the awesomeness you spread on litsy! #150kgiveaway

britt_brooke You are so sweet, thank you! 💚💚💚 7y
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I made it to 20:11 for @24in48 #24in48. Big congratulations to everyone who made it to 24:00. I think we all had a great time no matter how far we made it. This reader has to get ready for bed now as I have to head off to work on dreaded Monday😂

Librarianaut Omg that toddler meme!! I remember seeking it on old message boards in the early 2000s!! 7y
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