Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Cat - by Justine Solomons-Moat (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 92Genre: ReferenceSub-Genre: QuotationsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Get Creative 6Author: Justine Solomons-MoatAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "The uplifting stories of more than 30 cat-loving women-artists, pioneers, writers, and humanitarians -who dared to change and inspire the world are paired with Lulu Mayo's quirky illustrations. These inspiring cat ladies include Florence Nightingale (the founder of modern nursing), Georgia O'Keeffe (the artist and mother of American modernism), and Rosa Luxemburg (the theorist and revolutionist). The book celebrates the cat as muse, companion, colleague, and emotional support as it explodes the myth of a "cat lady." Tips for how to act like your cat, quotes from famous women who loved their kitties, and more round out this fabulous gift book"-- Book Synopsis Uplifting stories of remarkable women and their cats combine with bestselling illustrator Lulu Mayo's fabulously quirky art to create an irresistible gift for cat lovers and their favorite felines. What do nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, modernist artist Georgia O'Keefe, and the revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg have in common? They all dared to change the world--and they all cherished their cats! Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Cat pairs uplifting stories of more than 30 kitty-loving women--artists, pioneers, writers, and humanitarians, including Colette, Julia Child, Betty White, Taylor Swift, and Gigi Hadid--with delightful pictures by bestselling illustrator Lulu Mayo. The book celebrates the fabulous feline as muse, companion, colleague, and emotional support even as it explodes the myth of the "cat lady." Unexpected cat facts, trivia on world-record cats, advice on conversing with your cat, and more, round out this inspiring, empowering volume. Some of the great women included are: The Brontë sisters * Colette * Ada Lovelace (mathematician) * Clara Barton * Anne Frank * Audrey Hepburn * Josephine Baker * Joy Adamson (author of Born Free) * Remedios Varo, Spanish surrealist painter * Eartha Kitt * Elizabeth Taylor * Agnes Varda (filmmaker) * Yoko Ono * Finnish author and artist Tove Jansson * Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand * About The Author Justine Solomons-Moat had her first short story published when she was 12 years old. Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Cat is her first book. Justine now lives in London with her husband. Lulu Mayo is the award-winning illustrator behind the bestselling A Million Creatures to Color series, including A Million Cats, A Million Dogs, and A Million Sloths. She is also the creator of Cattitude: Drawing Cats for Creative People and How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Creatures. Her humorous and fantastical illustrations have been used for editorial designs, greeting cards, and posters, and have also been featured in window display designs and print and advertising projects. She lives in London. Learn more about her at: lulumayo.com / @lulu_mayo_art.
Rachel Levin Look Big (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 4.3 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: NatureSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ten Speed PressAuthor: Rachel LevinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to fending off 50 of our most feared--or frustrating--wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions--both dangerous and annoying--with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice. As humans encroach on wild places, encounters with animals--from bears, bison, mountain lions, and mice to turkeys, ticks, rats, and raccoons--have become increasingly commonplace. But, wait, what are the rules for facing a moose up close? Do you run from a coyote or stand your ground? How deadly, really, are black widow spiders, rattlesnakes, and sharks? Packed with expert tips, fascinating animal facts, and harrowing true tales, Look Big is a must-have survival guide for outdoor, urban, and suburban adventurers alike. If you have ever feared the approach of a grizzly, the spray of a skunk, or an army of cockroaches in the kitchen, this book is for you. Review Quotes Hilarious but genuinely helpful. . .-- Buzzfeed Ms. Levin has mastered the art of describing animals and their behavior in archly urban ways. . . a nifty idea carried out with humor and a deft touch.-- Wall Street Journal Look Big is the definitive guide for anyone who has ever wondered what to do in an animal encounter. With equal parts humor and sound advice, Rachel Levin provides all the info you need to defuse a major critter crisis. Just don't run. Unless it's an alligator.-- Christopher Keyes, editor of Outside magazineJournalist Levin gives well-researched advice for surviving run-ins with coyotes, bears, and moose, among other large animals, along with helpful tips, anecdotes, and charts for dealing with smaller critters, from bees to skunks. The illustrations make it the perfect coffee table book, while its small size means it also fits nicely in a backpack.-- Real Simple . . . lays out expert tactics for encounters with animals of all shapes and sizes with wit.-- Martha Stewart Living Rachel Levin's light-hearted read combines funny stories about wildlife encounters with facts and knowledgeable tips on what to do if you find yourself faced with any one of 50 North American creatures, from alligators to bed bugs. You'll be ready to walk on the wild side in no time.-- Afar.com This book both amused and empowered me. I'm now prepared to haze a goose or do hand-to-hand combat with a cougar . . . whatever it takes.-- Jon Mooallem, author of Wild Ones and American Hippopotamus Levin takes a fun-filled, practical approach to dealing with all kinds of critters. . . Beyond being a simple and speedy reference book, the gorgeous and often humorous illustrations from Jeff Östberg make this fun to flip through, too. . . You'll likely find yourself spending more time than you expected learning how to look big.-- Mother Nature Network About The Author RACHEL LEVIN has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Outside, Lucky Peach, and Sunset magazine, where she was a senior travel editor. She is a contributing writer at San Francisco magazine and was recently named the first San Francisco restaurant critic for Eater. A member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, her work has been included in Best Food Writing and other books. She has also appeared on NPR's Marketplace, KQED's Forum, and on stage at Pop-Up Magazine.
Three Women - by Lisa Taddeo (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Human SexualityFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & SchusterAuthor: Lisa TaddeoAge Range: AdultLanguage: English"The hottest book of the summer . . . Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book, moving across the country and back again in her staggeringly intimate foray into the sexual lives and desires of three 'ordinary' women. Tragedy and despair lurk in each of their stories, but Taddeo's dynamic writing brings them all to breathtaking life." --Entertainment Weekly "I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women. Lisa Taddeo is a tireless reporter, a brilliant writer, and a storyteller possessed of almost supernatural humanity. As far as I'm concerned, this is a nonfiction literary masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood--and just as suspenseful, bone-chilling, and harrowing, in its own way. I know already that I will never stop thinking about the women profiled in this story--about their sexual desire, their emotional pain, their strength, their losses. I saw myself in all of them. Truly, Three Women is an extraordinary offering." --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls "Taddeo spent a decade immersed in the sex lives of three ordinary American woman. . . . The result is the most in-depth look at the female sex drive and all its accompanying social, emotional, reproductive, and anthropological implications that's been published in decades. But it's also fully immersive: gonzo journalism without the machismo." --New York "This nonfiction look at the sex lives of three American women will be whispered about around pools from coast to coast." --Town & Country "A deeply reported, elegantly written, almost uncomfortably intimate portrait of three American women . . . Taddeo reveals something universal in each of their stories . . . The result is a nonfiction book that feels as close to its subjects as a novel, like Adrien Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family, or Anne Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down." --Matt Haber, Columbia Journalism Review "What makes Three Women so remarkable and indelible, and also so refreshingly out-of-step with the tenor of the present moment, is Taddeo's refusal to judge these 'characters.' She is not particularly interested in determining who is right, who is wrong, and who is to blame. Intensity and compulsion draw her to these stories like tractor beams. What most fascinates her is how sexual desire transfigures the entire tissue of a personality and changes the course of lives." --Laura Miller, Slate "A dazzling achievement . . . Three Women burns a flare-bright path through the dark woods of women's sexuality. In sentences that are as sharp--and bludgeoning, at times--as an ax, she retains the accuracy and integrity of nonfiction but risks the lyrical depths of prose and poetry." --Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times "A revolutionary look at women's desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed." --People (Book of the Week) "An extraordinary study of female desire . . . To write this kind of nonfiction--it's true, but reads like a novel--Taddeo smartly employs not only interviews but also diary entries, legal documents, letters, emails and text messages. The result is a book as exhaustively reported and as elegantly written as Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers or Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family. . . . Taddeo's language is at its best--sublime, even--when she describes the pain of desire left unfulfilled." --Elizabeth Flock, The Washington Post "Three Women reads like a nonfiction novel in the deeply embedded, richly detailed vein of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. . . . It's Taddeo's deep, almost feverish commitment to detail and context that elevates the stories, making them feel not just painfully real but revelatory. In her efforts to explore 'the nuances of desire that hold the truth of who we are at our rawest moments, ' she actually does much more: By peeling back the layers with such clear-eyed compassion, Taddeo illuminates the essential, elemental mystery of what it is to be a woman in the world." --Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
Summer Bridge Activities 06/25/2016 (Paperback)
Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackAuthor: VariousAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Battlegrounds - by H.R. McMaster (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.7 Inch (D)Weight: 2.05 PoundsNumber of Pages: 560Genre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverAuthor: H.R. McMasterAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Harry Potter Slytherin Ruled Pocket Journal - by Insight Editions (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 5.6 Inches (H) x 3.6 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: Non-ClassifiableSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Insight EditionsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Decorated with striking imagery from the beloved Harry Potter film series and featuring a refreshing new design, this pocket journal is an exciting addition to Insight Editions' best-selling line of collectible journals. Slytherin house takes its name from Salazar Slytherin and is noted for the ambition and resourcefulness of its members. This ruled pocket journal celebrates the iconic house with vibrant imagery and endpapers that display the beautiful concept art created for the films. A new take on Insight's classic Harry Potter: Slytherin Ruled Pocket Journal, this redesigned journal is the perfect accessory for Slytherin fans everywhere.
Family Camping - by Charlie Ess (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 7 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 248Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: CampingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAuthor: Charlie EssAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The ultimate camping handbook--whether you're with family or friends, camping or in your backyard--Family Camping has everything you need for a perfect experience. Part inspiration, part practical knowledge, this book is a whole lot of fun. Family Camping offers up food and drink recipes, family activities, nature hacks, expert know-how, and more for the outdoor lover looking for a memorable weekend with the family. Book Synopsis The ultimate camping handbook--whether you're with family or friends, camping or in your backyard--Family Camping has everything you need for a perfect experience. Part inspiration, part practical knowledge, this book is a whole lot of fun. Family Camping offers up food and drink recipes, family activities, nature hacks, expert know-how, and more for the outdoor lover looking for a memorable weekend with the family. Each chapter opens with a first-person story from expert author, Charlie Ess, who has been camping and exploring the beautiful outdoors of his native Alaska for 40 years. With aspriational photos supplied by Cheryl Ess, Family Camping is a gorgeous, treasured keepsake for campers everywhere. About The Author Charlie Ess grew up camping in Minnesota and left the north woods for the far north woods, mountains, and oceans of Alaska in 1978. Charlie met his wife, Cheryl, in 1980 when she hired him to help with her commercial fishing operation out at False Pass, on Unimak Island, which is the first in the 1,200-mile string of the Aleutian Islands. Charlie has been writing for magazines, newspapers, and other publications every month since 1993, and has been the North Pacific bureau chief for National Fisherman since 1998. In addition to his writing life, Charlie has facilitated experiential outdoor activities for the past 15 years with students at the Alaska Job Corps Center and through the Anchorage-based Rural Alaska Community Action Program, where he coordinates an AmeriCorps program Photographer Cheryl Ess came to Alaska decades before Charlie, as a 4-year-old along with her mom, dad, and three siblings in 1959 as part of a group of adventurous Midwesterners who came north to prove up on homesteads and carve out a life in the last frontier. Cheryl's career in photography stems back to the early 1970s when she began shooting Kodachrome through an Olympus OM-1. She frequently publishes photos in National Fisherman magazine, Alaska magazine, and numerous other publications, and additional samples of her work can be viewed at SnowshoeMedia.com. They live in Sutton, Alaska. For more information about Charlie and Cheryl, please visit SnowshoeMedia.com
Solutions And Other Problems - by Allie Brosh (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x 1.6 Inch (D)Weight: 2.7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 528Genre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverPublisher: SIMON TRADE S & SAuthor: Allie BroshAge Range: Adult About the Book This follow-up to Hyperbole and a Half "includes humorous stories from [cartoonist] Allie Brosh's childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; [and] reflections on the absurdity of modern life"--Publisher marketing. Book Synopsis INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh--beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half--returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays. Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh's childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life. This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features all-new material with more than 1,600 pieces of art. Solutions and Other Problems marks the return of a beloved American humorist who has "the observational skills of a scientist, the creativity of an artist, and the wit of a comedian" (Bill Gates). Praise for Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half: "Imagine if David Sedaris could draw....Enchanting." --People "One of the best things I've ever read in my life." --Marc Maron "Will make you laugh until you sob, even when Brosh describes her struggle with depression." --Entertainment Weekly "I would gladly pay to sit in a room full of people reading this book, merely to share the laughter." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "In a culture that encourages people to carry mental illness as a secret burden....Brosh's bracing honesty is a gift." --Chicago Tribune Review Quotes "Brosh is LOL funny...a deranged graphic storyteller without peer. Alienation is her subject. Spillage is her style...Her animal stories are superb...Brosh's stories, many drawn from her childhood, are madcap with a strong tragic undertow." --The Wall Street Journal "No one sums up the hilarity, devastation and bizarreness of life quite like comic artist and blogger Allie Brosh. Her long-awaited follow-up to Hyperbole and a Half couldn't have come at a better time than this absurd and awful year. From stories about mystery poop and a dandelion-fearing child to the struggle for self-acceptance and the heartbreaking loss of her sister, it's a road trip through a brilliant and inquisitive mind, driven by colorful illustrations, sharp wit and refreshing honesty. And if you're just looking for laughs, Brosh has elevated the funny pet story to a literal art form." --NPR "Through it all, [Brosh] is refreshingly vulnerable and honest. In trying to overcome her weaknesses, by spending a night alone in the woods, she reminds us that it's okay not to be okay ... Another standout from Brosh that is both heartening and heartbreaking." --Library Journal, Starred Review "Brosh's storytelling is so distinctive and compelling it's like suddenly running in to a friend you feared was lost forever . . . [She] reliably channels the simplicity of a child or the innocence of an animal and tells raucous, heartbreaking stories that reflect the hidden parts of us all . . . For Brosh's millions of fans, this is well worth the wait." --Kirkus Reviews "The book an author produces after a wildly popular debut has all eyes on it. Fear not, Allie Brosh fans: Solutions and Other Problems is every bit as hilarious and slyly poignant as 2013's Hyperbole and a Half. Starting with the time she got stuck in a bucket at age 3, Brosh's autobiographical comics thrust her into a variety of insane and sometimes heartbreaking scenes. She battles anxiety, depression, annoying neighbors . . . and somehow, it cheers you right up." --People "Brosh alternates sorrow with levity--funny childhood stories, more animal tales, and general musings on life and its lack of meaning or fairness--with grace that feels true to life." --Booklist "Gut-busting . . . . Like a millennial James Thurber, Brosh has a knack for seeding a small, choice detail that snowballs into existential chaos . . . [Her] spidery and demented digital portraits, a visual expression of fun-house mirror anxiety, fits her material perfectly. . . This achingly accurate and consistently hilarious comic memoir finds Brosh moving forward and becoming a stronger, braver storyteller page by page." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review About The Author Allie Brosh is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Solutions and Other Problems and Hyperbole and a Half, which was named the Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Humor Book of the Year. Brosh has also given herself many prestigious awards, including "fanciest horse drawing" and "most likely to succeed." Find out more at HyperboleandaHalf.blogspot.com.
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2 - by Robert Lacey (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionSeries Title: CrownFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)Author: Robert LaceyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book The official companion to the second and third seasons of the Emmy-winning Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring additional historical background, expert commentary, and beautifully reproduced images. Book Synopsis Can't get enough of The Crown? In this must-have exploration of the history behind seasons 2 and 3 of Peter Morgan's Emmy-winning Netflix drama, the show's historical consultant answers all your questions alongside beautifully reproduced archival photographs. In this eye-opening companion to seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix's acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer and historical consultant Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political, and personal moments and their effects--not only on the royal family but also on the world around them. From the Suez Crisis and the U.S.-Soviet space race to the legacy of the Duke of Windsor's collaboration with Hitler, along with the rumored issues with the royal marriage, the book provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show explores, revealing the truth behind the on-screen drama. Fascinating and fast-paced, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of the Queen. The Crown is now available to watch on Netflix. The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. About The Author Robert Lacey is the historical consultant to The Crown, having previously worked with the show's creator, Peter Morgan, on his Oscar-winning movie The Queen. As a renowned British historian and the author of numerous international bestsellers, including Majesty, his pioneering biography of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey has been writing about the queen and her extraordinary life for more than forty years. He is the ideal companion to explain and reveal the secrets of her long reign.
You Are Your Best Thing - by Tarana Burke & Brené Brown (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 176Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Discrimination & Race RelationsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random HouseAuthor: Tarana Burke & Brené BrownAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "It started as a text between two friends. Tarana Burke, founder of the 'me too.' Movement, texted researcher and writer, Brenâe Brown, to see if she was free to jump on a call. Brenâe assumed that Tarana wanted to talk about wallpaper. They had been trading home decorating inspiration boards in their last text conversation so Brenâe started scrolling to find her latest Pinterest pictures when the phone rang. But it was immediately clear to Brenâe that the conversation wasn't going to be about wallpaper. Tarana's hello was serious and she hesitated for a bit before saying, "Brenâe, you know your work affected me so deeply. It's been a huge gift in my life. But as a Black woman, I've sometimes had to feel like I have to contort myself to fit into some of your words. The core of it rings so true for me, but the application has been harder." Brenâe replied, "I'm so glad we're talking about this. It makes sense to me. Especially in terms of vulnerability. How do you take the armor off in a country where you're not physically or emotionally safe?" Long pause. "That's why I'm calling," said Tarana. "What do you think about a working together on a book about the Black experience with vulnerability and shame resilience?" There was no hesitation. Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing (and contribute their own introductions to the work). Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life"-- Book Synopsis Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more It started as a text between two friends. Tarana Burke, founder of the 'me too.' Movement, texted researcher and writer Brené Brown to see if she was free to jump on a call. Brené assumed that Tarana wanted to talk about wallpaper. They had been trading home decorating inspiration boards in their last text conversation so Brené started scrolling to find her latest Pinterest pictures when the phone rang. But it was immediately clear to Brené that the conversation wasn't going to be about wallpaper. Tarana's hello was serious and she hesitated for a bit before saying, "Brené, you know your work affected me so deeply, but as a Black woman, I've sometimes had to feel like I have to contort myself to fit into some of your words. The core of it rings so true for me, but the application has been harder." Brené replied, "I'm so glad we're talking about this. It makes sense to me. Especially in terms of vulnerability. How do you take the armor off in a country where you're not physically or emotionally safe?" Long pause. "That's why I'm calling," said Tarana. "What do you think about working together on a book about the Black experience with vulnerability and shame resilience?" There was no hesitation. Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life. About The Author Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of sexual violence and racial justice for more than twenty-five years. She has created and led various campaigns to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly Black women and girls, including the 'me too' movement. Burke was part of the Silence Breakers, named Time magazine's 2017 Person of the Year, and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2018. She has also received the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize, Harvard University's Gleitsman Award, and the Ridenhour Courage Prize. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation-Brené Brown Endowed Chair. She is also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers. She hosts the Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead podcasts. Brown's TED talk is one of the top five most-viewed in the world, and she is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix.
Ghosts of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak - by Stephanie Waters (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 126Format: PaperbackPublisher: History Press (SC)Author: Stephanie WatersAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Eerie tales have been part of the city's history from the beginning: Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain are the subjects of several spooky Native American legends, and Anasazi spirits are still seen at the ancient cliff dwellings outside town. In the Old No
Boys Town: The Constant Spirit - by James Ivey (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: Social ScienceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: James IveyAge Range: Adult
Letters to the Happy Camper - by Lea Redmond (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 3.8 Inches (H) x 8 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 12Genre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Chronicle BooksAuthor: Lea RedmondAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis More than 2.4 million copies sold in the series! Send them off to camp with love. Give your young camper this keepsake book of letters to keep them company and encourage reflection. You (or a group of loved ones) fill out the first part of each letter and seal with the enclosed stickers. Once at camp, your child will be able to open the letters and add to them, writing and drawing in their own thoughts, memories, and observations to create a souvenir that you'll treasure for years to come. - Includes 12 tear-and-send letters, plus full-color stickers to seal the letter flaps and sides - A great gift or self-purchase for parents, grandparents, or family members of camp-aged children- An easy way to send encouragement and love to a child at summer camp- Works for kids at both day camp and sleepaway camp Lea Redmond is the author of the bestselling Letters to My... series. She crafts objects, designs experiences, writes books, and plays with ideas at her studio in Oakland, California. About The Author Lea Redmond is the author of the bestselling Letters to My... series. She crafts objects, designs experiences, writes books, and plays with ideas at her studio in Oakland, California.
The Sympathizer (Paperback) by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Genre: DramaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: GROVE ATLANTICAuthor: Viet Thanh NguyenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Letters for a Year of Gratitude : Write Now. Keep in Touch Always. - by Lea Redmond (Stationery) (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 3.6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 52Genre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Chronicle Books LlcAuthor: Lea RedmondAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2018 Write now. Keep in touch always: Letters for a Year of Gratitude will inspire you to send thoughtful, handwritten notes of appreciation to everyone in your life - from a good friend to a great aunt. Simply tear out your letter of choice, write your message inside, seal it with the included stickers, and add a postage stamp. Begin a gratitude practice today. - Each letter is printed with a unique prompt like What I appreciate about us., It was incredibly generous of you to., It's the little things, like when., and From you, I learned the importance of.- Makes a perfect gift for loved ones and close friends in your life- Created by Lea Redmond, the author of the bestselling Letters to My. book series that has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Fans of Letters to My Daughter, Letters to My Grandchild, and Letters for the Year will love this Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2018, Letters for a Year of Gratitude. Send the gift of gratitude all year long. Letters for a Year of Gratitude includes 52 tear out-and-send letters that will inspire a year's worth of notes of love, appreciation, and thanks. Keep track of the letters you've written in the correspondence log in the back. Secure each letter with the included 150+ stickers before sending a little gratitude to friends and family! About The Author LEA REDMOND is the author of the bestselling Letters to My . . . series. She crafts objects, designs experiences, writes books, and plays with ideas in her studio in Oakland, California.
Notes from the Upside Down : An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things - by Guy Adams (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 231Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing ArtsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Guy AdamsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Jump inside the world of Stranger Things and discover everything you need to know about the hit TV show. Grab your Eggo waffles and get ready for a visit to Hawkins, Indiana--just don't forget the fairy lights! If you devoured Stranger Things on Netflix and you're looking to fill the demogorgon-sized hole in your life, then look no further than Notes from the Upside Down. This fan-tastic guide has every fact you could ever wish for--from insights into the origins of the show, including the mysterious Montauk Project conspiracy theory; a useful eighties playlist (because, of course); and much more. If you've ever wondered why Spielberg is such a huge influence, which Stephen King books you need to read (hint: pretty much all of them), or how State Trooper David O'Bannon earned his name, then this book is for you. Entertaining, informative, and perfect for fans of eighties pop culture, Notes from the Upside Down is the Big Mac of unofficial guides to Stranger Things--super-sized and special sauce included.
A Chosen Destiny - by Drew McIntyre (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: WrestlingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Gallery BooksAuthor: Drew McIntyreAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this thrilling, no-holds-barred memoir, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre tells the incredible roller-coaster story of his life, from a small village in Ayrshire, Scotland, to the bright lights of WWE. From a young age, Drew McIntyre dreamed of becoming WWE Champion and following in the footsteps of his heroes Stone Cold Steve Austin and Undertaker. With his parents' support, he trained and paid his dues, proving himself to tiny crowds in the UK's Butlin circuit. At age twenty-two, McIntyre made his WWE debut and was touted by none other than WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as "The Chosen One" who would lead WWE into the future. With his destiny in the palm of his hands, Drew watched it all slip through his fingers. Through a series of ill-advised choices and family tragedy, Drew's life and career spiraled. As a surefire champ, he struggled under the pressure of expectations and was fired from the company. But the WWE Universe had not seen the last of this promising athlete. Facing a crossroads, the powerful Scotsman set a course to show the world the real Drew McIntyre. Buoyed by the support of his wife Kaitlyn, and the memory of his beloved mother, Drew embarked on a mission to recharge, reinvent, and revitalize himself to fulfill his destiny. Chosen Destiny is a story of grit, courage, and determination as a fallen Superstar discovers who he truly is and storms back to reclaim his dream.
The Sum of Us - by Heather McGhee (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.25 Inches (H) x 6.13 Inch (W) x 1.13 Inch (D)Weight: 1.73 PoundsNumber of Pages: 432Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Discrimination & Race RelationsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: One WorldAuthor: Heather McGheeAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Heather C. McGhee's specialty is the American economy--and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. As she dug into subject after subject, from the financial crisis to declining wages to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common problem at the bottom of them all: racism--but not just in the obvious ways that hurt people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It's the common denominator in our most vexing public problems, even beyond our economy. It is at the core of the dysfunction of our democracy and even the spiritual and moral crises that grip us. Racism is a toxin in the American body and it weakens us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? To find the way, McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Mississippi to Maine, tallying up what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm--the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she collects the stories of white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams and their shot at a better job to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country--from parks and pools to functioning schools--have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world's advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. It's why we fail to prevent environmental and public health crises that require collective action. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee also finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to the benefit of all involved"-- Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - One of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone--not just for people of color. "This is the book I've been waiting for."--Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist Heather McGhee's specialty is the American economy--and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm--the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country--from parks and pools to functioning schools--have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world's advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to accomplish what we simply can't do on our own. The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism's costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy's collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game. Review Quotes "Illuminating and hopeful . . . McGhee isn't a stinging polemicist; she cajoles instead of ridicules. She appeals to concrete self-interest in order to show how our fortunes are tied up with the fortunes of others. 'We suffer because our society was raised deficient in social solidarity, ' she writes, explaining that this idea is 'true to my optimistic nature.' She is compassionate but also clear-eyed, refusing to downplay the horrors of racism. . . . There is a striking clarity to this book; there is also a depth of kindness in it that all but the most churlish readers will find moving."--Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times "One of the most fascinating things about The Sum of Us is how it challenges the assumptions of both white antiracism activists and progressives who just want to talk about class."--The New York Times, "The Book That Should Change How Progressives Talk About Race" "Required reading to move the country forward . . . Every so often a book comes along that seems perfectly timed to the moment and has the potential to radically shift our cultural conversation. [The Sum of Us] is one of those books. . . . It is a sometimes angry or frustrated book, rooted in McGhee's long career at Demos trying and mostly failing to secure legislation that would benefit the public. But in the end, it's a hopeful book because McGhee's vision is so clear and so convincing."--Chicago Tribune "If everyone in America read this book, we'd be, not only a more just country, but a more powerful, successful, and loving one. A vital, urgent, stirring, beautifully written book that offers a compassionate roadmap out of our present troubled moment."--George Saunders, New York Times bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo"Supported by remarkable data-driven research and thoughtful interviews with those directly affected by these issues, McGhee paints a powerful picture of the societal shortfalls all around us. There is a greater, more just America available to us, and McGhee brings its potential to light."--BookPage "[McGhee] takes readers on an intimate odyssey across our country's racial divide to explore why some believe that progress for some comes at the expense of others. Along the way, McGhee speaks with white people who confide in her about losing jobs, homes, and hope, and considers white supremacy's collateral victims. Ultimately, McGhee--a Black woman viewing multiracial America with startling empathy--finds proof of what she terms the Solidarity Dividend: the momentous benefits that derive when people come together across race. A powerful, singular, and prescriptive blend of the macro and the intimate."--O: The Oprah Magazine, "20 of the Best Books of February 2021 to Fall in Love With" About The Author Heather McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy. The former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos, McGhee has drafted legislation, testified before Congress and contributed regularly to news shows including NBC's Meet the Press. She now chairs the board of Color of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization. McGhee holds a BA in American studies from Yale University and a JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
Hamilton (Hardcover) (Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.3 Inches (H) x 8.7 Inches (W) x 1.5 Inches (D)Weight: 2.65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 287Genre: Music, Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TheaterFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Grand Central PubAuthor: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarterAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Includes libretto and photographs from the musical, as well as an account of the creation of the musical, from the composition of the first song of the show in 2009 to the opening night in 2015. Book Synopsis A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R & B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. Hamilton: The Revolution gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages -- since before this was even a show, according to Miranda -- traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot. About The Author Lin-Manuel Miranda (Book, Music, and Lyrics/Alexander Hamilton) is the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of Broadway's In the Heights -- winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography with Miranda receiving the award for Best Score. Additionally, he is the co-composer and co-lyricist of Broadway's Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. Miranda, along with Tom Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. In 2015, Miranda was named as a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He lives with his family in New York City. Jeremy McCarter wrote cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek before spending five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where he created, directed, and produced the Public Forum series. He served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is writing a book about young American radicals during World War One. He lives in Chicago.
If These Walls Could Talk: Dallas Cowboys: Stories from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box (Paperback) (Nick Eatman)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.6 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Triumph BooksAuthor: Nick EatmanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Known simply as "America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys are one of football's most storied franchises and always begin each season with a legitimate chance to add another Super Bowl title to their existing five. Author and Cowboys employee Nick Eatman, through interviews with current and past players, provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments and the lowlights throughout the team's history. Readers will hear from players, coaches, and management as they discuss their moments of greatness as well as their defeats, making If These Walls Could Talk: Dallas Cowboys a keepsake no fan will want to miss"-- Book Synopsis Known simply as "America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys are one of football's most storied franchises and always begin each season with a legitimate chance to add another Super Bowl title to their existing five. Author and Cowboys employee Nick Eatman, through interviews with current and past players, provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments and the lowlights throughout the team's history. Readers will hear from players, coaches, and management as they discuss their moments of greatness as well as their defeats, making If These Walls Could Talk: Dallas Cowboys a keepsake no fan will want to miss. About The Author Nick Eatman writes for DallasCowboys.com as the featured columnist and has been with the Dallas Cowboys organization since 1999. He has written for CBSSports.com, the Associated Press, and the Dallas Morning News, and he has been a three-year TV host for the Jerry Jones Show. Darren Woodson played safety on three Super Bowl championship teams for the Cowboys. He now serves as an ESPN football analyst. They both live in Dallas, Texas.
Basketball : A Love Story - by Jackie Macmullan & Rafe Bartholomew (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 448Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BasketballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Jackie Macmullan & Rafe BartholomewAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Inspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball--its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world--as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game's ultimate icons. This is the greatest love story never told. It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. It is deeply intimate yet crosses oceans, upends lives and changes nations. This is the true story of basketball. It is the story of a Canadian invention that took over America, and the world. Of a supposed "white man's sport" that became a way for people of color, women, and immigrants to claim a new place in society. Of a game that demands everything of those who love it, yet gives so much back in return. To tell this story, acclaimed journalists Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew and Dan Klores embarked on a groundbreaking mission to interview a staggering lineup of basketball trailblazers. For the first time hundreds of legends, from Kobe, Lebron and Steph Curry to Magic Johnson, Dr. J and Jerry West, spoke movingly about their greatest passion. Former NBA commissioner David Stern and iconic coaches like Phil Jackson and Coach K opened up like never before. Those who shattered glass ceilings, from Bill Russell and Yao Ming to Cheryl Miller and Lisa Leslie, explained what it really took to lay claim to their place in the game. At once a definitive oral history and something far more revelatory and life affirming, Basketball: A Love Story is the defining untold oral history of how basketball came to be, and what it means to those who love it. Review Quotes "Basketball is developing its own reputation for outstanding writing--as this sterling 'love story' about the game from MacMullan, Bartholomew, and Klores attests." --Booklist (starred review) "With unprecedented access to an unbelievably robust lineup of players, coaches, executives, journalists and others associated with the game, the authors bring readers into the action both on and off the court, rendering the entire history of the game in easy-to-read bites interspersed with helpful contextual stories and background information...this is must-read catnip for hoop heads." --Kirkus (starred review) "A must-read for hoops fans...powerful and heartbreaking." --Slate "Few things are as effective or as convincing as firsthand testimony. And in Basketball: A Love Story, Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores deliver the history of the game and its impact through the men and women who made it what it is....From the mouths of Cousy and Russell, Magic and Bird, Phil Jackson and Doug Collins, to our ears. It's straight gospel." --Michael Wilbon, cohost of Pardon the Interruption "This is a shadow history of how basketball became the game that it is today--it's all the details you don't know about all the stuff you always thought you understood. Maybe you think you know everything about Wilt's 100-point game. You don't. Maybe you think you have a grasp on the ABA and the ACC and the complexity of institutional racism and Michael Jordan's secret grudge with George Gervin. You do not. This is not a book for people who just think basketball is OK. This is a book for people who care." --Chuck Klosterman, New York Times bestselling author of I Wear the Black Hat and But What If We're Wrong? "The boldface names (Russell, Wilt, West, Jordan, Bird, Magic) and the boldface events (Celtics dynasty, Showtime, Magic's HIV) are all here. But what I appreciate most about A Love Story are the reminiscences about the women's game and especially the accounts of the racial battles fought by the game's pioneers. Jackie, Rafe, and Dan have done a masterful job of historical hoops excavation." --Jack McCallum, New York Times bestselling author of Dream Team and Seven Seconds or Less "What MacMullan, Bartholomew, and Klores have done here is nothing short of crafting the definitive history of the sport--told through the people who lived it. There has never been a deeper and more star-studded cast of interviewees about basketball, and the authors pull unique insights out of them. A wonderful read." --Zach Lowe, ESPN senior writer and host of the Lowe Post "The sweet symphony of the game is audible in every page throughout Basketball: A Love Story. You can hear the sneakers squeaking and basketballs bouncing off floors and kissing nets. Through the voices of the game's greatest evolvers, participants, and influencers, Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores relay the rich tapestry of how basketball has genuinely touched all corners of the globe and all races and creeds." --Jonathan Abrams, New York Times bestselling author of All The Pieces Matter and Boys Among Men "The layers and the details and vivid storytelling in Basketball: A Love Story makes this a 'must read.' I couldn't put this book down!" --Doris Burke, winner of the Curt Gowdy Media Award and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame About The Author JACKIE MACMULLAN is a television analyst for ESPN and a senior writer for ESPN.com. She has been covering basketball for more than three decades, beginning at the Boston Globe, where she was the first female sports columnist in the paper's history. She covered the National Basketball Association from 1995 to 2000 for Sports Illustrated and has authored four books, including New York Times bestsellers When the Game Was Ours and Shaq Uncut. In 2010, MacMullan became the first woman to win the Curt Gowdy Award by the Basketball Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to basketball. RAFE BARTHOLOMEW is the author of Pacific Rims. His writing has appeared in Grantland, Slate, the New York Times, Chicago Reader, Deadspin, and other leading online and print publications. His stories have twice been honored in the Best American Sports Writing series. DAN KLORES has been awarded the Independent Spirit Award for best director of the year for his classic documentary 'Crazy Love, ' and the Peabody for 'Black Magic.' Four of his films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and he has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Daily News, Esquire, and other publications. He is the author of Roundball Culture, and three off-Broadway plays.
The Life We Bury (Paperback) by Allen Eskens
Number of Pages: 256Genre: DramaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: SIMON DIST LINESAuthor: Allen EskensAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
I Love You Like No Otter - by Rose Rossner (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.2 Inches (H) x 7.4 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsFormat: Board BookAuthor: Rose RossnerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
So You Want to Talk about Race - by Ijeoma Oluo (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Minority StudiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Seal Press (CA)Author: Ijeoma OluoAge Range: AdultLanguage: EnglishIn this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life. "Oluo gives us--both white people and people of color--that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases."--National Book Review "Generous and empathetic, yet usefully blunt . . . it's for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action."--Salon (Required Reading)
The Office - by Andy Greene (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.7 Inch (D)Weight: 1.55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 464Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Dutton BooksAuthor: Andy GreeneAge Range: AdultBook theme: History & CriticismLanguage: English About the Book "The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors"-- Book Synopsis AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale aired . . . or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, long after the show first aired, it's more popular than ever, and fans have only one problem--what to watch, or read, next. Fortunately, Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer. In his brand-new oral history, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, Greene will take readers behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters. Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show, from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine-season run in America, with in-depth research and exclusive interviews. Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from The Dundies to Threat Level Midnight and Goodbye, Michael, including behind-the-scenes details like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes and the failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell left, spotlighting the incredible, genre-redefining show created by the family-like team, who together took a quirky British import with dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance. Hilarious, heartwarming, and revelatory, The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front-row seat to the phenomenal sequence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity, changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives for decades to come. Review Quotes "When Andy Greene interviewed me for this book, he was actually the first person to mention that I had acted in a TV show. . . . I thought up to that point that I was actually working at a paper company. But in any case, I loved the book. It's spot on, with great background stories, and I learned so much."--Creed Bratton, actor, The Office"An exhaustive and lovingly researched history... Greene reminds readers just why they fell in love with this show in the first place, convincingly arguing for its spot in the annals of TV history, and in the process, crafting a vital, info-packed addition for the comedy nerd's library." --Vulture "Writer Andy Greene puts one of the most resonant sitcoms in American comedy under a microscope in his in-depth oral history, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s. Even for the most insatiable fan, this rendering provides some of the most surprising revelations via an award-winning (and still quite passionate) cast and crew."--The A.V. Club "It just might be the perfect time to re-binge-watch the iconic TV series, and Greene's 'untold story, ' complete with cast interviews, is the ideal companion volume."--People "Fans of The Office who are looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the show's fifteenth anniversary are in luck. . . . [Author Andy] Greene conducted a whopping eighty-six interviews for this book, which he combined with archival material, past show-related interviews, and quotes from DVD commentaries. The end result is a masterful, captivating story of The Office's nine-season run on NBC that will give fans a deeper understanding of what it was like working on the show, and offer a heavy dose of nostalgia."--Mashable "[A] love letter to the show . . . a dream guide and oral history into the full creative process . . . The behind-the-scenes detailing of classic episodes along with the thoughts from the people on the front lines of the show make this a perfect book for fans along with students studying how television series are made." --Jeff Ayers, Associated Press "Perhaps the best review I can give for The Office: An Oral History is that as a huge fan of the show, this book made me laugh out loud and cry on many occasions while managing to surprise me at every turn. I both learned and felt a lot, which is pretty much the best you can hope for in a book."--Hypable "At times poignant, at times hilarious, and always fascinating, Andy Greene's The Office is a treasure chest of new details and photos. Along with your DVDs and bobbleheads, you must add this to your own superfan collection."--Jennie Tan, founder of the top fan site OfficeTally.com"A tremendously fun must-read for anyone who loves the show! Andy Greene gets you inside the entire process, including the show's creation, casting, what happened inside the writer's room, and what actors were thinking during specific scenes. Reveals so many inside details about the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, many that even I didn't know--and I played the owner!" --Andy Buckley (aka David Wallace), actor, The Office "A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at The Office. Even though the show was my home for many years, I still learned a lot by reading this book. I couldn't put it down!" --Jennifer Celotta, executive producer and writer, The Office "Andy Greene's epic history of The Office is as brilliant, riotous, addictive, and essential as the show itself. Greene tells the whole strangely heroic tale of how one weird show accidentally reshaped TV comedy--and makes it feel like a time capsule of our entire culture."--Rob Sheffield, New York Times bestselling author, Dreaming the Beatles and Love Is a Mixtape "In this behind-the-scenes trove for the countless fans of The Office, Rolling Stone senior writer Greene pulls together comments, context, and insights in a round-table style that tracks the sitcom's origins and success. . . . With cogent chapters about key episodes, lead characters . . . craft talk, and nuts-and-bolts details, Greene smartly lets the contributors elaborate how a workplace mockumentary became a cultural phenomenon. . . . A fond, funny, informative trip down Memory Lane for series buffs and newcomers alike."--Kirkus Reviews "First-time author Greene delivers a fascinating oral history of The Office. . . . Greene, a pop culture writer for Rolling Stone, illuminates the show thanks to nearly a hundred interviews with cast members, writers, directors, producers, and crew along with various TV executives and critics. . . . With its wealth of anecdotes, this entertaining history will delight the series' many fans."--Publishers Weekly "Greene's affectionate tribute will satisfy Office devotees eager for a behind-the-scenes look at this beloved sitcom."--Library Journal About The Author Andy Greene is from Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Kenyon College, and is now a senior writer for Rolling Stone, where he's worked for the past fifteen years. He's written cover stories about Radiohead and Howard Stern and feature articles about Bill Withers, Nathan Fielder, Steve Perry, Pete Townshend, Stephen King, and many others. He lives in Brooklyn.
Short Stories: The Autobiography of Columbus Short - by Columbus Short (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsGenre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Columbus ShortAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Inside Black Mirror : The Inside Story - by Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones & Jason Arnopp (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.7 Inches (H) x 7.7 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 2.5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TelevisionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones & Jason ArnoppAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The first official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix cult-hit sci-fi television series that's fascinated millions of fans worldwide, with stunning visuals and never before seen behind-the-scenes content What becomes of humanity when it's fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Discover the world of Black Mirror in this immersive, illustrated, oral history. This first official book logs the entire Black Mirror journey, from its origins in creator Charlie Brooker's mind to its current status as one of the biggest cult TV shows to emerge from the UK. Alongside a collection of astonishing behind-the-scenes imagery and ephemera, Brooker and producer Annabel Jones will detail the creative genesis, inspiration, and thought process behind each film for the first time, while key actors, directors and other creative talents relive their own involvement. Review Quotes Praise for Inside Black Mirror Highly recommended...A great read for fans of the show. --Den of GeekAs making-of books go, a flawless exemplar. --SFXA gorgeous book. --Bustle Praise for Black MirrorTerrifying, funny, intelligent. It's like the 'Twilight Zone, ' only rated R. --Stephen King Black Mirror is hands down the most relevant program of our time, if for no other reason than how often it can make you wonder if we're all living in an episode of it. --The New York Times Brooker continues to solidify himself as one of the most creative writers in the medium. Even when the unfair creep of expectations rears up, Black Mirror and Brooker deliver. --The Hollywood Reporter About The Author Charlie Brooker (Author) Charlie Brooker is an award-winning writer, producer and broadcaster whose career has spanned television, radio, print, and online media. Brooker is the creator and writer of Black Mirror, whose fourth season launched on Netflix at the end of 2017 and won a BAFTA Craft Award and has recently picked up three BAFTA TV Awards nominations. The critically acclaimed, mind-bending anthology series originally launched on Channel 4 in 2011 and over its four seasons has collected awards including Primetime Emmys(R) for Outstanding TV Movie and Outstanding Writing for a TV Movie, Producers Guild of America, Rose D'or, BAFTA, International Emmy(R) and Peabody. Annabel Jones (Author) Annabel Jones is a long-term collaborator of Charlie Brooker's. She serves as co-show runner and executive producer on Black Mirror. Previously Jones executive produced a number of shows presented by Charlie Brooker including three series of the BAFTA-nominated BBC Two satirical review Weekly Wipe; all seven editions of the annual shindig Charlie Brooker's End of Year Wipe, which won a BAFTA for its 2016 edition; How Video Games Changed the World; Newswipe, which won the 2009 Royal Television Society Award for Best Entertainment Programme; Gameswipe; and the How TV Ruined Your Life series for BBC Two. Jason Arnopp (Co-author) Jason Arnopp is a novelist and scriptwriter, with a background in journalism for such titles as Heat, Q, Kerrang!, SFX and Doctor Who Magazine. He wrote the terrifying 2016 Orbit Books novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks, acclaimed by the likes of Ron Howard, Sarah Lotz and Alan Moore. Arnopp's previous works include official Doctor Who and Friday The 13th tie-in fiction, Beast in the Basement A Sincere Warning About the Entity in Your Home and the non-fiction title How To Interview Doctor Who, Ozzy Osbourne and Everyone Else. He lives in Brighton, UK, and can be found on Twitter as @jasonarnopp.
Stuff You Should Know - by Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 7.6 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: 1.5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Flatiron BooksAuthor: Josh Clark & Chuck BryantAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Book Synopsis From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious--curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless whys and hows from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time--featuring a completely new array of subjects that they've long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions--including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there's something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers). About The Author Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant are the duo behind the award-winning tri-weekly podcast Stuff You Should Know. The pair have been working together on the show since it began in 2008, and it has gone on to become one of the most downloaded podcasts in history. They are currently based in Atlanta.
Rocketman : The Official Movie Companion - by Weldon Owen (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 11.1 Inches (H) x 9.4 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 2.45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 160Genre: Music, Performing ArtsSub-Genre: Film, GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Weldon OwenAge Range: AdultBook theme: Genres, GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "A wealth of amazing photographs from the development and shooting of the movie as well as quotes and interviews from the cast and crew. The book will provide a fascinating insight into how the film was made, including locations, choreography, costumes and--of course--the music. Book Synopsis Rocketman: The Official Movie Companion contains a wealth of amazing photographs from throughout the development and shooting of the movie as well as quotes and interviews from the cast and crew. The book will provide a fascinating insight into how the film was made, including locations, choreography, costumes and--of course--the music. In May 2019, audiences are invited to discover the fantastical story of Sir Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, to global superstar, through his influential and enduring partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. Rocketman, an epic musical fantasy from Paramount Pictures, Marv Studios and Rocket Pictures, stars Taron Egerton who plays Elton John, Jamie Bell (Bernie Taupin), Richard Madden (John Reid) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Sheila Eileen). Rocketman is written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, War Horse) and directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle). This is the official book of the movie and features on-set and behind-the-scenes photos, quotes and more. About The Author American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. the world's leading toy company. Since its inception in 1986, American Girl has been devoted to celebrating girls ages 3 to 12 through age-appropriate, high-quality dolls and accessories, books, clothes, movies, and unforgettable experiences. Best-selling lines include Truly Me(TM), Girl of the Year(TM), Bitty Baby(TM), and the classic historical character line BeForever.
Braving the Wilderness : The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Reprint - by Brene Brown (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Social Science, PsychologySub-Genre: Personal GrowthFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Brene BrownAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of ImperfectionLook for Brené Brown's new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, "True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts." Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand." Review Quotes Praise for Brené Brown's Rising Strong "[Brown's] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we've all had but haven't quite known how to articulate. . . . [She] empowers us each to be a little more courageous."--The Huffington Post "It is inevitable--we will fall. We will fail. We will not know how to react or what to do. No matter how or when it happens, we will all have a choice--do we get up or not? Thankfully, Brené Brown is there with an outstretched arm to help us up."--Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last "With a fresh perspective that marries research and humor, Brown offers compassion while delivering thought-provoking ideas about relationships--with others and with oneself."--Publishers Weekly About The Author Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation-Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She is also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership. She hosts the Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead podcasts, and her TEDx talk, "The Power of Vulnerability," is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than 50 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019. Brené Brown lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.
50 Things to See in the Sky - by Sarah Barker (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5.6 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: AstronomyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Princeton Architectural PressAuthor: Sarah BarkerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book An astronomy reference for the amateur with 50 illustrations to guide the user to astronomical patterns. Book Synopsis This hip and handy guide helps you learn the science behind blue skies, sun dogs, and the solar eclipse, and shows you how to observe nocturnal wonders such as lunar halos, Martian ice caps, and far-off galaxies. Fifty celestial phenomena come to life with expert tips from astrophysicist Sarah Barker and stylish illustrations by Maria Nilsson. Any explorer can become an adept observer with their guidance, and more ambitious stargazers will be able to discover more distant sights with the help of binoculars, a telescope, or a local astronomy group. With a glow-in-the-dark cover, 50 Things to See in the Sky is a perfect complement to your next camping expedition and a wonderful gift for anyone who marvels at what lies in our celestial sphere. Review Quotes [Astrophysicist and television producer Sarah Barker] shares her enthusiasm in 50 Things to See in the Sky, a richly illustrated, layperson-friendly guide to everything from constellations to quasars and how to find them. Step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams ensure that beginners won't get overwhelmed....Maria Nilsson's whimsical and accurate drawings enhance the book's tasteful blue-and-white color scheme, while a glossary and a closing section on resources such as star map apps guarantee that readers will soon be looking to the skies for themselves. - Foreword Reviews Astrophysicist and author Sarah Barker teamed up with illustrator Maria Nilsson to create this great book for beginner stargazers. It offers up informative details and viewing tips for things you can glimpse when you look up with off-the-shelf binoculars or a telescope. The glow-in-the-dark book cover is a nice touch. - The Awesomer In this stargazer's guide (with a glow-in-the-dark cover), astrophysicist Barker gives tips for finding celestial phenomena with or without a telescope. She shares practical tips and tricks to navigate the boundless sky, such as how to identify the constellation Orion, spot the red supergiant star Betelgeuse and even locate the Apollo 11 moon landing site. The amusing illustrations and maps come in handy to identify the right time and place for observing. Although only 50 sights are highlighted, there is much more to explore out there. As Barker writes, 'the sky isn't the limit-the sky has no limit.' - Scientific American This global introduction to the night sky includes wonders that can be viewed only from the Southern or Northern hemispheres, as well as objects that can be seen from anywhere depending on the time of the year. The blue-and-white illustrations provide a clear picture of what the viewer is looking for; the many references to free apps and websites can further inspire astronomical exploration. - School Library Journal About The Author Sarah Barker is an accomplished astrophysicist and award-winning documentary film producer. She has collaborated with NASA, National Geographic, the Science Channel, Animal Planet, and the BBC. Originally from England, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Maria Nilsson is a freelance illustrator based in London. Her work can also be found in 50 Things to Do with a Penknife and 40 Knots and How to Tie Them.
The Pendleton Field Guide to Camping - (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: CampingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Chronicle BooksAuthor: EditedAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis From the beloved American heritage brand, The Pendleton Field Guide to Camping is a helpful companion for outdoor enthusiasts and weekend adventurers. Organized into three sections, this handbook offers practical advice on where to go camping, how to go camping, and how to enjoy it once you're there. The Pendleton Field Guide to Camping begins with a brief overview of the best parks and trails in the United States. The second section contains camp essentials--what to pack and how to plan your camping trip--and the final section contains a series of how-tos. - Entries include a brief history of national parks, packing lists, and step-by-step tutorials for starting a fire, pitching a tent, and brewing a cup of coffee in the wilderness.- Filled with tried-and-true advice, illustrations, and informative text- An inviting and instructive tool for anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors Whether you're an avid outdoorsperson, a weekend explorer, or an aspirational adventurer, this handbook will inspire you to pack a bag and spend some time in the wilderness. For over 150 years, Pendleton Woolen Mills has been one of America's most beloved heritage brands. Known for their woolen blankets and clothing, their products are revered by those who love the great outdoors. - An inviting and instructive tool for those who want to start sleeping under the stars- Great gift for Pendleton fans, outdoorsy types, and longtime campers and first-timers alike - Add it to the shelf with books like Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury, Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting, and How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere by Bradford Angier Review Quotes "This camping handbook from the makers of Pendleton blankets?is a thoughtful?gift for an outdoor enthusiast. It's filled with colorful illustrations and step-by-step guides for novice campers-including how to brew a good cup of coffee in the wilderness."-The Pioneer Woman About The Author Pendleton Woolen Mills has been producing its world-class wool textiles and iconic designs in the American Northwest for more than 150 years.
5 Big And Busy Trucks (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsFormat: HardcoverAuthor: VariousAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Guinness World Records 2019 - (Guinness World Records) by Edited (Hardcover) (English)
Dimensions (Overall): 11.8 Inches (H) x 8.9 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 2.5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 255Genre: ReferenceSub-Genre: Curiosities & WondersSeries Title: Guinness World RecordsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St Martins PrAuthor: EditedAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The world's most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you'll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today.Plus, this year we celebrate the incredible "Maker" movement with a special feature devoted to the inventors, dreamers, crafters and creators who devote their lives to amazing record-breaking projects such as the largest water pistol, a jet-powered go-kart and an elephant-sized hamburger (think you could eat a whole one!?). We take a sneak peek into their workshops to explore these epically big builds, and ask them what inspires them to go really, really large!And if you like creating, and you like LEGO(R), then you'll love our "Making History" pages that use the world's most famous interlocking plastic bricks to illustrate and explain an important record-breaking object - such as the Statue of Liberty or the Apollo mission's Saturn V rocket. We examine their designs, structure and technical specifications in fully illustrated and colorful, poster-style pages.Finally, you can jump into both the making and record-breaking action with a "Do Try This At Home" section. Challenge yourself and your family with five fun record-breaking maker-inspired records you can attempt involving origami, balloon sculptures, ring pulls and rubber bands. Who knows, your creation might just make it into the record books! About The Author GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness World Records books have sold over 141 million copies in 21 languages and in more than 100 countries. Additionally, the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition, first published in 2007, has sold more than 4 million copies to date.Guinness World Records' worldwide television programs reach over 750 million viewers annually and more than 2.7 million people subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, which enjoys more than 264 million views per year. The GWR website receives over 19.8 million visitors annually, and we have over 14.3 million fans on Facebook. The Guinness World Records commercial sales division provides customized consultancy services for some of the world's top brands and agencies to help place record breaking at the heart of their marketing campaigns, employee-engagement programs, and live and experiential events. About the Book "The world's most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you'll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today"--Publisher's description.
Hidden Order (Reprint) (Paperback) by Brad Thor
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 456Sub-Genre: PoliticalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pocket BooksAuthor: Brad ThorAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! The most secretive organization in America operates without accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States Government, its power is beyond measure. Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation has been thrust into peril. When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counter-terrorism operative, Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil. But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, the chase becomes an all-too-public spectacle with every indicator suggesting that the plot has its roots in a shadowy American cabal founded in the 1700s. With the United States on the verge of collapse, Harvath must untangle a web of conspiracy centuries in the making and head off the greatest threat America has ever seen. This is thriller writing at its absolute best where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern. About The Author Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty thrillers, including Near Dark, Backlash (one of Suspense Magazine's Best Books of the Year), Spymaster ("One of the all-time best thriller novels"--The Washington Times), The Last Patriot (nominated Best Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association), Blowback (one of the "Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time" --NPR), and The Lions of Lucerne. Visit his website at BradThor.com and follow him on Facebook at Facebook.com/BradThorOfficial and on Twitter @BradThor.
CrockPot Recipe Collection - by Publications International (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 320Format: HardcoverPublisher: Pubns Intl LtdAuthor: Publications InternationalAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Be More Wonder Woman (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.2 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 64Genre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverPublisher: DK PUBAuthor: EditedAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Be the best you can be and make no apologies! Whether you want the confidence to take on a challenge or the voice to speak up and right a wrong in the world, channel your inner Super Hero and ask yourself, What would Wonder Woman do? Suit up, take charge, and claim your power with guidance from a warrior princess on how to live life with kindness and courage. All DC characters and elements (c) & (TM) DC Comics. (s20) About The Author Cheryl Rickman is an author/ghostwriter of 15 self-help and business books. Her most recent books include: The Happiness Bible and The Little Book of Resilience. She is also a qualified Positive Psychology Practitioner and specialises in writing books which help people to fret less and flourish more.
African American Almanac (Paperback) by Lean'Tin Bracks
Dimensions (Overall): 9.23 Inches (H) x 7.13 Inches (W) x 1.34 Inches (D)Weight: 1.95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 543Genre: Social Science, ReferenceSub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies, AlmanacsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Visible Ink PrAuthor: Lean'Tin BracksAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book A -resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a ... mix of biographies--including 500 influential figures--, little-known or misunderstood historical facts, ... essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community--- Book Synopsis The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. Celebrating centuries of achievements, the African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage, and Excellence provides insights on the influence, inspiration, and impact of African Americans on U.S. society and culture. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies--including 750 influential figures--little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 445 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering politics, education, religion, business, science, medicine, the military, sports, literature, music, dance, theater, art, film, and television, chapters address the important events and social and cultural changes that affected African Americans over the centuries, followed by biographical profiles of hundreds of key figures, including Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Amiri Baraka, Daisy Bates, George Washington Carver, Ray Charles, Bessie Coleman, Gary Davis, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Michael Eric Dyson, Duke Ellington, Medgar Evers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Eric H. Holder Jr., Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, LeBron James, Mae C. Jemison, Martin Luther King Jr., Queen Latifah, Jacob Lawrence, Kevin Liles, Thurgood Marshall, Walter Mosley, Elijah Muhammad, Barack Obama, Gordon Parks, Rosa Parks, Richard Pryor, Condoleezza Rice, Smokey Robinson, Wilma Rudolph, Betty Shabazz, Tavis Smiley, Clarence Thomas, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Ross Tubman, C. Delores Tucker, Usher, Denmark Vesey, Alice Walker, Booker T. Washington, Kanye West, Reggie White, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm X. Explore a wealth of milestones, inspiration, challenges met, and lasting respect! Review Quotes "*Starred Review* This is an affordable, concise, and overall first-rate resource for high-school, public, and academic libraries. Editors' Choice: Reference Sources, 2012"-- Booklist "Through historical overviews and hundreds of biographies, Bracks thoughtfully illuminates "a legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph" that is part of the black experience in the US."-- Choice "excellent overview of African American contributions to the United States"-- Library Journal "This excellent reference work on the contributions of African-Americans to the history and culture of the United States provides accessible reference and biographical information on a wide range of important events and people."-- Book News "Bracks impressive work is clearly for the educated lay-person, curious researcher, or studious scholar. Bracks has done well in presenting a fair account of the topics, making this an obvious addition to high school and college libraries everywhere"-- Children's Literature "This almanac highlights the considerable contributions African Americans have made to the fabric of U.S. society and culture. Perhaps most inspiring about this collection is that it also features the lives of lesser known leaders, artists, and political figures who may have been forgotten if it were not for their inclusion."-- The Children's Book Review "A one of a kind fantastic book of reference.... It renders a profound look at history by way of the African American experience."-- Birmingham Times "Celebrating centuries of achievements, the African American Almanac provides insights on the influence, inspiration, and impact of African Americans on U.S. society and culture."-- Denver Urban Spectrum About The Author Lean'tin Bracks, is chair of the department of arts and languages at Fisk University and has published numerous biographies, critical reviews, and scholarly perspectives, including, " African American National Biography," "The Black Scholar," " Contemporary African-American Novelists," " Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture," and "Notable African American Men." She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Jessie Carney Smith is a William and Camille Cosby Professor at Fisk University and has published more than 20 books. Her works include, "Black Firsts," "Black Genealogy, ""Black Heroes, " "Encyclopedia of African American Business, "Epic Lives, """Freedom Facts, ""Notable Black American Men, ""Notable Black American Women, and ""Powerful Black Women, "She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Omnivore's Dilemma (Reprint) (Paperback) by Michael Pollan
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 450Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Life Sciences / EcologyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin Group USAAuthor: Michael PollanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Pollan writes about the ecology of the food humans eat and why--what it is, in fact, that we are eating. Discussing industrial farming, organic food, and what it is like to hunt and gather food, this is a surprisingly honest and self-aware account of the evolution of the modern diet. Book Synopsis Outstanding . . . a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits. --The New Yorker One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year and Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestseller In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore's Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan's revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore's Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. Review Quotes Gold Medal in Nonfiction for the California Book Award - Winner of the 2007 Bay Area Book Award for Nonfiction - Winner of the 2007 James Beard Book Award/Writing on Food Category - Finalist for the 2007 Orion Book Award - Finalist for the 2007 NBCC Award Thoughtful, engrossing . . . You're not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from. --The New York Times Book Review An eater's manifesto . . . [Pollan's] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner! --The Washington Post Outstanding . . . a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits. --The New Yorker If you ever thought 'what's for dinner?' was a simple question, you'll change your mind after reading Pollan's searing indictment of today's food industry-and his glimpse of some inspiring alternatives . . . I just loved this book so much I didn't want it to end. --The Seattle Times "Michael Pollan has perfected a tone--one of gleeful irony and barely suppressed outrage--and a way of inserting himself into a narrative so that a subject comes alive through what he's feeling and thinking. He is a master at drawing back to reveal the greater issues." --Los Angeles Times "Michael Pollan convincingly demonstrates that the oddest meal can be found right around the corner at your local McDonald's . . . He brilliantly anatomizes the corn-based diet that has emerged in the postwar era." --The New York Times "[Pollan] wants us at least to know what it is we are eating, where it came from and how it got to our table. He also wants us to be aware of the choices we make and to take responsibility for them. It's an admirable goal, well met in The Omnivore's Dilemma." --The Wall Street Journal "A gripping delight . . . This is a brilliant, revolutionary book with huge implications for our future and a must-read for everyone. And I do mean everyone." --The Austin Chronicle "As lyrical as What to Eat is hard-hitting, Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals...may be the best single book I read this year. This magisterial work, whose subject is nothing less than our own omnivorous (i.e., eating everything) humanity, is organized around two plants and one ecosystem. Pollan has a love-hate relationship with 'Corn, ' the wildly successful plant that has found its way into meat (as feed), corn syrup and virtually every other type of processed food. American agribusiness' monoculture of corn has shoved aside the old pastoral ideal of 'Grass, ' and the self-sustaining, diversified farm based on the grass-eating livestock. In 'The Forest, ' Pollan ponders the earliest forms of obtaining food: hunting and gathering. If you eat, you should read this book." --Newsday "Smart, insightful, funny and often profound." --USA Today "The Omnivore's Dilemma is an ambitious and thoroughly enjoyable, if sometimes unsettling, attempt to peer over these walls, to bring us closer to a true understanding of what we eat--and, by extension, what we should eat . . . It is interested not only in how the consumed affects the consumer, but in how we consumers affect what we consume as well . . . Entertaining and memorable. Readers of this intelligent and admirable book will almost certainly find their capacity to delight in food augmented rather than diminished." --San Francisco Chronicle"On the long trip from the soil to our mouths, a trip of 1,500 miles on average, the food we eat often passes through places most of us will never see. Michael Pollan has spent much of the last five years visiting these places on our behalf." --Salon.com "The author of Second Nature and The Botany of Desire, Pollan is willing to go to some lengths to reconnect with what he eats, even if that means putting in a hard week on an organic farm and slitting the throats of chickens. He's not Paris Hilton on The Simple Life." --Time "A pleasure to read." --The Baltimore Sun "A fascinating journey up and down the food chain, one that might change the way you read the label on a frozen dinner, dig into a steak or decide whether to buy organic eggs. You'll certainly never look at a Chicken McNugget the same way again . . . Pollan isn't preachy; he's too thoughtful a writer and too dogged a researcher to let ideology take over. He's also funny and adventurous." --Publishers Weekly"[Pollan] does everything from buying his own cow to helping with the open-air slaughter of pasture-raised chickens to hunting morels in Northern California. This is not a man who's afraid of getting his hands dirty in the quest for better understanding. Along with wonderfully descriptive writing and truly engaging stories and characters, there is a full helping of serious information on the way modern food is produced." --BookPage "The Omnivore's Dilemma is about something that affects everyone." --The Sacramento Bee "Lively and thought-provoking." --East Bay Express "Michael Pollan makes tracking your dinner back through the food chain that produced it a rare adventure." --O, The Oprah Magazine"A master wordsmith...Pollan brings to the table lucid and rich prose, an enthusiasm for his topic, interesting anecdotes, a journalist's passion for research, an ability to poke fun at himself, and an appreciation for historical context . . . This is journalism at its best." --Christianity Today "First-rate . . . [A] passionate journey of the heart...Pollan is . . . an uncommonly graceful explainer of natural science; this is the book he was born to write." --Newsweek "[Pollan's] stirring new book . . . is a feast, illuminating the ethical, social and environmental impacts of how and what we choose to eat." --The Courier-Journal "From fast food to 'big' organic to locally sourced to foraging for dinner with rifle in hand, Pollan captures the perils and the promise of how we eat today." --The Arizona Daily Star "A multivalent, highly introspective examination of the human diet, from capitalism to consumption." --The Hudson Review "What should you eat? Michael Pollan addresses that fundamental question with great wit and intelligence, looking at the social, ethical, and environmental impact of four different meals. Eating well, he finds, can be a pleasurable way to change the world." --Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness"Widely and rightly praised...The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals [is] a book that--I kid you not--may change your life." --Austin American-Statesman "With the skill of a professional detective, Michael Pollan explores the worlds of industrial farming, organic and sustainable agriculture, and even hunting and gathering to determine the links of food chains: how food gets from its sources in nature to our plates. The findings he reports in this this book are often unexpected, disturbing, even horrifying, but they are facts every eater should know. This is an engaging book, full of information that is most relevant to conscious living." --Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healing and Healthy Aging "Michael Pollan is a voice of reason, a journalist/philosopher who forages in the overgrowth of our schizophrenic food culture. He's the kind of teacher we probably all wish we had: one who triggers the little explosions of insight that change the way we eat and the way we live." --Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse restaurant "Michael Pollan is such a thoroughly delightful writer--his luscious sentences deliver so much pleasure and humor and surprise as they carry one from dinner table to cornfield to feedlot to forest floor, and then back again--that the happy reader could almost miss the profound truth half hidden at the heart of this beautiful book: that the reality of our politics is to be found not in what Americans do in the voting booth every four years but in what we do in the supermarket every day. Embodied in this irresistible, picaresque journey through America's food world is a profound treatise on the hidden politics of our everyday life." --Mark Danner, author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror "Every time you go into a grocery store you are voting with your dollars, and what goes into your cart has real repercussions on the future of the earth. But although we have choices, few of us are aware of exactly what they are. Michael Pollan's beautifully written book could change that. He tears down the walls that separate us from what we eat, and forces us to be more responsible eaters. Reading this book is a wonderful, life-changing experience." --Ruth Reichl, editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and author of Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise About The Author Michael Pollan is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. He's also the author of the audiobook Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, TIME magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
Garth Brooks The Anthology Part III Live by Garth Brooks (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 126Genre: MusicFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Pearl RecordsAuthor: Garth BrooksAge Range: AdultLanguage: EnglishGo inside the electric world of Garth Brooks LIVE. From the first on-stage appearance in college to headlining his own record breaking tours and worldwide stardom.
Ghostbusters: P.K.E. Meter - (Miniature Editions) (Paperback) - by Running Press
Dimensions (Overall): 4 Inches (H) x 3 Inch (W) x 1.9 Inch (D)Weight: .15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 16Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmSeries Title: Miniature EditionsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Running Press Book PublishersAuthor: Running PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Genres, Science Fiction & FantasyLanguage: English Book Synopsis This deluxe kit includes a 4 mini replica of the Psychokinetic Energy (P.K.E.) Meter from the 1984 classic film, Ghostbusters!Complete with light and sound features, this cool gadget will help aspiring Ghostbusters to locate and track anything strange in their neighborhood, be it a ghost, paranormal substances, or a cursed artifact. Kit also includes a mini book of full-color stickers.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Pop-Up Book and Advent Calendar - by Insight Editions (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 13 Inches (H) x 12.9 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: 3.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 38Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Insight EditionsAuthor: Insight EditionsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Genres, Science Fiction & FantasyLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Surprised that it isn't $10 to $20 more....This is a stunning, interactive piece of art that fans can enjoy again and again!" - Sequential Tart Celebrate the holidays with Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas alongside Jack Skellington, Sally, Zero, and more with this ghoulishly delightful pop-up advent calendar. Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere. Now, fans of Tim Burton's iconic film can countdown to Christmas with this pop-up advent calendar. Inside, readers will find a perfectly ghastly pop-up tree. Hidden in compartments beneath it are twenty-five removable and displayable ornaments--from skeletal reindeer to a man-eating wreath--to hang on the tree. Also inside is a 28-page softcover guidebook containing fascinating facts about Halloween Town and its residents. About The Author Scott Campbell, sometimes known as Scott C., is the creator of the GREAT SHOWDOWNS online series and Double Fine Action Comics. He was art director and concept artist at Double Fine Productions on such games as Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, and Broken Age. His illustrated picture books include Zombie in Love, Zombie in Love 2 + 1, East Dragon West Dragon, XO, OX: A Love Story, Bob Dylan's If Dogs Run Free and Hug Machine, in which he has written the words as well as created the pictures. Scott lives in New York City.
The Mckettrick Way - by Linda Lael Miller (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.5 Inches (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 491Genre: WesternsSub-Genre: Westerns, Western, ContemporarySeries Title: Harlequin Bestselling Author CollectionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: Linda Lael MillerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Meg McKettrick longs for a baby -- husband optional. Perfect father material is gorgeous Brad O'Ballivan, old flame and new owner of his family's ranch in Stone Creek. Book Synopsis THE PRIDE OF THE McKETTRICKS Some things just feel like home. For Meg McKettrick that's the Circle M ranch in Indian Rock, Arizona...and Brad O'Ballivan. She loved the quiet rodeo cowboy once, and she never quite managed to stop, even when he left for bigger and better things. Now they've both returned home and neither can resist picking up where they left off. But what if claiming one home means losing the other? Brad wants it all from Meg--love, marriage, babies, a lifetime of memories at his ranch in Stone Creek. Only she's as stubborn as any of her McKettrick ancestors. She refuses to give up her name or the ranch--it's the McKettrick way. And so begins a battle of wills Brad intends to win...the O'Ballivan way. BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Mountain Sheriff by New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels Being a small-town mountain sheriff, Mitch Tanner has enough to worry about without adding the pretty Charity Jenkins to the list. But Charity is in trouble, and only Mitch can help her...
Kobe Forever - (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.8 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BasketballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Triumph Books (IL)Author: EditedAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Kobe Bryant will forever be remembered as one of the most influential figures basketball has ever known. The Black Mamba's path to iconic status started quietly with the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft, but Kobe left his mark in Los Angeles and beyond as a fierce competitor who lifted those around him and never settled for anything less than the best.This is a profound remembrance of an extraordinary life cut short, covering 20 years of hardwood genius plus a rich existence off the court as a father, filmmaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into Kobe's early days bursting onto the NBA scene, the five NBA championships with the Lakers, his transcendent 60-point final game, and his multifaceted second act in retirement. Book Synopsis Kobe Bryant will forever be remembered as one of the most influential figures basketball has ever known. The Black Mamba's path to iconic status started quietly with the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft, but Kobe left his mark in Los Angeles and beyond as a fierce competitor who lifted those around him and never settled for anything less than the best. This is a profound remembrance of an extraordinary life cut short, covering 20 years of hardwood genius plus a rich existence off the court as a father, filmmaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into Kobe's early days bursting onto the NBA scene, the five NBA championships with the Lakers, his transcendent 60-point final game, and his multifaceted second act in retirement. About The Author The Los Angeles Daily News is the local news source for Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley region, providing breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, things to do, opinion, photos, videos, and more.
90S by Peter Dodd (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.3 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 1.65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: MusicSub-Genre: History & CriticismFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thunder Bay PressAuthor: Peter DoddAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Find your nirvana in this list of best-selling albums of the 1990s. The music scene got a bit grungier in the 1990s, but these Top 100 albums wrapped up the 20th century with a big finish. From the Dixie Chicks and Spice Girls to Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette, women stepped up during this decade to make sure their voices were heard. Nirvana, Matchbox 20, Green Day, and the Backstreet Boys all had vastly different sounds, but were united in their popularity. Each listing features the full-color original sleeve artwork, and is packed with information about the musician lineup, track listings, and number one-singles that resulted. About The Author Peter Dodd is a music journalist with many decades of experience writing about popular music and culture. He was also a founding member of the UK band, the Thompson Twins. Justin Cawthorne is a music journalist with many decades of experience writing about popular music and culture. Chris Barrett is a music journalist with many decades of experience writing about popular music and culture. Dan Auty is a music journalist with many decades of experience writing about popular music and culture.
Official SAT Study Guide 2020 Edition - (Paperback) - by COLLEGE BOARD
Dimensions (Overall): 10.8 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inch (W) x 2.2 Inch (D)Weight: 4.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1300Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: SATFormat: PaperbackPublisher: College BoardAuthor: COLLEGE BOARDAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Includes 8 real tests and official answer explanations"--Cover. Book Synopsis Review every skill and question type needed for SAT success - now with eight total practice tests.The 2018 edition of The Official SAT Study Guide doubles the number of official SAT(R) practice tests to eight - all of them created by the test maker. As part of the College Board's commitment to transparency, all practice tests are available on the College Board's website, but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 250 pages of additional instruction, guidance, and test information.With updated guidance and practice problems that reflect the most recent information, this new edition takes the best-selling SAT guide and makes it even more relevant and useful. Be ready for the SAT with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the exam writers.The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with: - 8 official SAT practice tests, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam- detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections- cartneared practice questions for each SAT question type- guidance on the new optional essay, including practice essay questions with sample responses- seamless integration with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, The (Paperback) - by Rex Hamann
Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Author: Rex HamannAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "The Minneapolis Millers graced the fields of the American Association for six decades, from 1902 to 1960. Known as a high-level training ground for professional ballplayers, the Millers were also famous for their heated rivalry with the neighboring St. Paul Saints. Drawing on the extensive array of photographs from the Hennepin County Library Special Collections and the authors private collection, Images of Baseball: The Minneapolis Millers of the American Association presents the history of these boys of summer"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis The Minneapolis Millers graced the fields of the American Association for six decades, from 1902 to 1960. Known as a high-level training ground for professional ballplayers, the Millers were also famous for their heated rivalry with the neighboring St. Paul Saints. Drawing on the extensive array of photographs from the Hennepin County Library Special Collections and the author's private collection, Images of Baseball: The Minneapolis Millers of the American Association presents the history of these "boys of summer."
Great Outdoors : A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to - by Brendan Leonard (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1.6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 319Genre: Sports + Recreation, NatureSub-Genre: Outdoor SkillsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Workman Pub CoAuthor: Brendan LeonardAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Leonard's durable tome (seriously, the cover is rubber) is stuffed with so many tips about surviving in the wild, you'll be able to leave your smartphone behind." --Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won't get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors--whether it's hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don't need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin--all organized thematically and written in short takeaway entries with helpful line drawings. Bound in a uniquely rugged (and waterproof!) PVC cover material, The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle, whether you're looking to dabble or go all in. Review Quotes "Leonard's durable tome (seriously, the cover is rubber) is stuffed with so many tips about surviving in the wild, you'll be able to leave your smartphone behind." --Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books "Essential knowledge for planning rustic adventures. . . . Encyclopedic." --5280 magazine "Tips for surviving, thriving in, and enjoying the wilderness beyond urban dwellers' backyards. With diagrams, lists, and questions answered . . . even the most uninitiated will feel ready to tackle the (truly) great outdoors." --Booklist "Highly giftable." --New York magazine "How much embarrassment I would have been spared had I owned this book when I first started going on adventures. I'm putting it in my glove compartment to prevent future calamity." --Jonah Ogles, Outside magazine "The pragmatic and useful advice in The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide is from real experience, and cuts through the myth and confusion created by marketers and our well-intentioned friends and family. The Great Outdoors is worthy of your shelf space--even if your home has limited space, i.e., a camper van." --Mitsu Iwasaki, executive director, Northwest Outward Bound School "Most guide books are specific to an area or already assume a certain level of 'radness' for the potential reader. The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide highlights that being rad is up to the individual to decide and it can be just as great to camp in the backyard--and he'll tell you how--as it is to explore mountains from New Hampshire to the Himalayas." --Stacy Bare, director, Sierra Club Outdoors
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys (Hardcover) by Conn Iggulden
Dimensions (Overall): 7.32 Inches (H) x 4.98 Inches (W) x 1.05 Inches (D)Weight: 1.01 PoundsNumber of Pages: 255Genre: Sports + Recreation, ReferenceSub-Genre: Outdoor SkillsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: William Morrow & CoAuthor: Conn IgguldenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Continuing the momentum of "The Dangerous Book for Boys" phenomenon, this pocket-sized reference guide is filled with endless hours of hands-on activities that boys will want to take everywhere. Book Synopsis From girls to battles, from anthems to pirates to Shakespeare. The perfect pocket book of things to know for every boy from eight to eighty.Includes Dangerous New Knowledge + Great Things to Know from The Dangerous Book for Boys
Ali - by Jonathan Eig (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1.6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 672Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BoxingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAuthor: Jonathan EigAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle Book Synopsis Winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing Winner of The Times Sports Biography of the Year "As Muhammad Ali's life was an epic of a life so Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography . . . pages in succession its narrative reads like a novel--a suspenseful novel with a cast of vivid characters." - Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a sign painter and a housekeeper. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor, and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion, changed his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America's master storytellers, sheds important new light on Ali's politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition through unprecedented access to all the key people in Ali's life, more than 500 interviews and thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files and audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Ali: A Life is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the world. Review Quotes A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book of 2018 Winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing Winner of The Times Sports Biography of the Year "This richly researched, sympathetic yet unsparing portrait of a controversial figure for whom the personal and the political dramatically fused could not come at a more appropriate time in our beleaguered American history. As Muhammad Ali's life was an epic of a life so "Ali: A Life" is an epic of a biography...pages in succession its narrative reads like a novel -- a suspenseful novel with a cast of vivid characters." -Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review"[A] relentless, image-altering biography." --Wall Street Journal "The first comprehensive biography worthy of this titanic figure." --Washington Post "Stunning . . . Eig's brilliant, exhaustive book is the biography the champ deserves." --NPR.org "Eig's revelatory bio traces the late boxer's path from pariah to national treasure." --People "Drawing on interviews with Muhammad Ali's friends, family, and colleagues--as well as recently discovered recordings from the 1960s and extensive FBI files--Eig tells the life story of the legendary boxer, political radical, and hero in all its complexity." --Entertainment Weekly "Jonathan Eig's masterful new biography of the champ is both captivating and highly relevant to the current discussions on race in America . . . Eig's boxing descriptions are taut and lively . . . He presents boxing in all of its majesty and violence . . . Muhammad Ali was one of the most compelling figures in the 20th century, and Eig does ample justice to capturing his extraordinary and enduring legacy." --Seattle Times "'Ali' is a big, fat, entertaining and illuminating read . . . What makes Eig's book stand out is its broad scope, its detailed reportage and its lively, cinematic writing." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Exhaustive and engaging." --Boston Globe "Eig's book is a fine read on the great boxer's life, taking him on as he was and always seeking the truth that hits closest to bone. It covers the tumultuous middle, and then the oddly sanitized and bland second half of the American Century, an era in which Muhammad Ali was among the biggest and brightest players on the stage -- living a life that, far from signifying nothing, will in its outrageous grandeur and stunning humanity, stand the test of time." --Chicago Review of Books "Eig never loses grasp of the basic humanity of his subject, allowing Ali the man to take center stage from Ali the legend. Locked on that purpose, Eig delivers a biography that reflects his subject well--complex but straightforward, human but legendary." --Chapter 16 "Finally Muhammad Ali has a biography as big, complex, and memorable as the man himself--or as close as any book can come. From panoramic views of Ali's place in racial, political, and cultural conflicts, to gripping accounts of his fights, to vivid close-ups of his outsized personality and relationships based on new sources, Ali will fascinate you from beginning to end." --T. J. Stiles, author of Custer's Trials and The First Tycoon "Some people want to grow up to be an astronaut. Or maybe even president. Or heavyweight champion of the world. I always wanted to be a storyteller. The hardest story to tell is one that's been told and told well before. In Ali, Jonathan Eig, a fearless reporter, as relentless on his turf as Muhammad Ali ever was within the ring, has taken on one of twentieth-century America's biggest, baddest, most important stories and told it bigger and badder than it's ever been told before. Ali: A Life floats like a butterfly and stings likes a bee. Stop the fight. It's over. Eig in a knockout."--Jane Leavy, author of Sandy Koufax and The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood "Ali is a marvelous biography--deeply reported, illuminating, dripping with detail chapter after chapter--in every way worthy of one of the great figures of twentieth-century America." --David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi "Finally, after so many works focusing on this fight or that, the whole man, the whole life, is presented here. And what a revelation it is--to be able to see how this remarkable man was shaped by his world, and how that world was, in turn, profoundly influenced by this exceptional and complicated kid from Louisville. Bravo!" --Ken Burns About The Author JONATHAN EIG is the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of numerous books, including Luckiest Man and Opening Day. He is a contributing writer to the Wall Street Journal and is currently working with Ken Burns to develop a four-part documentary on Ali.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel & Marc Sumerak (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 2.25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 176Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Insight EditionsAuthor: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel & Marc SumerakAge Range: AdultBook theme: Genres, Science Fiction & FantasyLanguage: English About the Book Based on the delicious delicacies found in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, this cookbook provides fans with a wealth of delicious intergalactic recipes. Book Synopsis Inspired by the cuisine from the exciting new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook is the ultimate source for creating out-of-this-world meals and treats from a galaxy far, far away. Join intergalactic gourmet Strono "Cookie" Tuggs for a mouthwatering journey into the cuisine of Black Spire Outpost and beyond. From the swamps of Dagobah to the forests of Endor and the deserts of Jakku, chef extraordinaire Strono "Cookie" Tuggs has traveled countless light-years to compile the galaxy's most delicious recipes into this unique volume. With Cookie as your guide, journey to the streets of Black Spire Outpost and discover delectable delicacies such as Braised Shaak Roast, Nerf Kebabs, Mustafarian Lava Buns, Huttese Slime Pods, Spicy Mandalorian Stew, and much more. Featuring seventy recipes--including sides, sauces, soups, breads, main courses, desserts, and drinks--this comprehensive cookbook is a hyperspace route to the tastiest treats in the galaxy, bringing a little taste of Black Spire Outpost right into your own home. Review Quotes "Cool concepts, and in-universe background on every recipe... an elevated take on a fandom tie-in. It'd be a great gift for someone you know who likes Star Wars and making food."-- "FangirlBlog.com" "So many of the recipes can be eaten regularly...Buy it if you're planning a Star Wars rewatch party before The Last Skywalker comes out, or as a gift." -- "TheGeekiary.com" About The Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is the coauthor of A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook and the author of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook, and The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook. Her work is a synthesis of imagination and historical research. This passion has led her to a career of transforming imaginary foods into reality. She greatly enjoys foreign languages, treasure hunting, history, and all things related to honey. Marc Sumerak is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer and editor whose work over the past two decades has been featured in comics, books, and video games showcasing some of pop culture's most beloved franchises, including Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Firefly, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and many more. Find out more at www.sumerak.com. He is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Chatter - by Ethan Kross (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.52 Inches (H) x 5.74 Inch (W) x .98 Inch (D)Weight: .84 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: Cognitive Psychology & CognitionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)Author: Ethan KrossAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of the inner voice and shows how to harness it to live healthier, more satisfying, and productive lives. Book Synopsis NATIONAL BESTSELLER - An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how to harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life. "A masterpiece."--Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit - Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel H. Pink's Next Big Idea Club Winter 2021 Winning Selection One of the best new books of the year--The Washington Post, BBC, USA Today, CNN Underscored, Shape, Behavioral Scientist, PopSugar - Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness starred reviewsTell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you're likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach but find our inner critic instead. When we're facing a tough task, our inner coach can buoy us up: Focus--you can do this. But, just as often, our inner critic sinks us entirely: I'm going to fail. They'll all laugh at me. What's the use? In Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies--from a pitcher who forgets how to pitch, to a Harvard undergrad negotiating her double life as a spy--Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships. He warns that giving in to negative and disorienting self-talk--what he calls "chatter"--can tank our health, sink our moods, strain our social connections, and cause us to fold under pressure. But the good news is that we're already equipped with the tools we need to make our inner voice work in our favor. These tools are often hidden in plain sight--in the words we use to think about ourselves, the technologies we embrace, the diaries we keep in our drawers, the conversations we have with our loved ones, and the cultures we create in our schools and workplaces. Brilliantly argued, expertly researched, and filled with compelling stories, Chatter gives us the power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves. Review Quotes "There's something deeply mysterious, even awesome, about our inner voice, the means by which we make ourselves aware of who we are and what we think. Kross has good ideas about how to manage and control this voice."--The New Yorker "Are there right and wrong ways to communicate with yourself, and if so, are there techniques that might usefully be employed by those with inner voices that are just a little too loud? . . . Kross has found answers to some, if not all, of these questions. . . . [Chatter] could hardly be published at a more opportune moment."--The Guardian "This compelling collection of stories examines the power that we have to harness our positive and negative thoughts through the conversations we have with ourselves in silent and the incredible that's already within us to embrace our highest self."--CNN "You know that voice in your head, the one that cheers you on . . . or cuts you down? Psychologist Kross explains how to quiet your inner Debbie Downer and harness self-talk for success."--People "Kross may be a scientist by trade, but with Chatter he proves himself a deft storyteller who, through levity and wit, creates an easily digestible work on the brain, how it works and how we can quiet our often relentless chatter."--USA Today "Fresh and riveting, Chatter is a masterpiece--a landmark book that will change the way you think about human nature. Required reading for all."--Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit "Ethan Kross isn't just a world-renowned scientist, he's an expert storyteller too. In Chatter, he shows why our inner voice is indispensable, and reveals how we can master it. Urgent, lucid, and compelling, Chatter is the groundbreaking and transformative book the world needs now."--Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet "This book is going to fundamentally change some of the most important conversations in your life--the ones you have with yourself."--Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife "I've demonstrated throughout my career how negative thoughts can spiral and undermine people's success. In Chatter, Ethan Kross weaves cutting-edge science with riveting stories to reveal the tools people can use to manage these experiences. Chatter is a truly compelling and valuable book."--Carol Dweck, author of Mindset "Ethan is a deep and original thinker and a thorough, always thought-provoking researcher. He's one of the psychologists whose work I always read whenever I see his name."--Maria Konnikova, bestselling author of The Biggest Bluff "Ethan Kross has written the definitive work on how to redirect our inner voices away from rumination and self-criticism and toward reflection and self-improvement. Chatter is a profound and practical book--one that will leave you with both a fresh understanding of yourself and new strategies to live a fuller life."--Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of When and Drive "Ethan Kross illuminates and solves the crucial issue of mastering self-talk in this modern classic. Compulsively readable and refreshingly original."--Dave Evans, bestselling author of Designing Your Life "Stimulating . . . Kross, the director of the University of Michigan's Emotion & Self Control Laboratory, debuts with an eye-opening look at managing 'the silent conversations people have with themselves.'"--Publishers Weekly (starred review) About The Author Ethan Kross, PhD, is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor in the University of Michigan's top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House, and has been interviewed about his work on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, and NPR's Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New England Journal of Medicine and Science.
The World of It - by Alyse Wax (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 12 Inches (H) x 9.5 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 2.95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ABRAMSAuthor: Alyse WaxAge Range: AdultBook theme: Genres, HorrorLanguage: English About the Book "An official behind-the-scenes companion to New Line Cinema's 'It' and 'It, chapter two', the globally popular blockbusters. Collecting the best artwork produced during the making of both of these [...] films -- including concept art, sketches, storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photography -- The World of IT explores the films' singular aesthetic and meticulous world-building. This compendium includes commentary from director Andy Muschietti; producer Barbara Muschietti; the [...] ensemble cast; and other creative players who helped bring a new, disturbing vision of King's perennial bestseller to life." -- Book Synopsis An official behind-the-scenes companion to New Line Cinema's IT and IT CHAPTER TWO, the globally popular blockbusters Collecting the best artwork produced during the making of both of these sophisticated and visually enthralling films--including concept art, sketches, storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photography--The World of IT explores the films' singular aesthetic and meticulous world-building. This compendium includes commentary from director Andy Muschietti; producer Barbara Muschietti; the acclaimed ensemble cast; and other creative players who helped bring a new, disturbing vision of King's perennial bestseller to life. About The Author Alyse Wax is a regular contributor to SYFY Wire. She freelances for Blumhouse.com and ComingSoon.net. Wax lives in Los Angeles.
Blink (Paperback) by Malcolm Gladwell
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 322Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: Decision-Making & Problem SolvingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Back Bay BooksAuthor: Malcolm GladwellAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, the author shows how the difference between good and bad decision-making has nothing to do with how much information can be processed quickly, but on the few particular details on which people focus. Book Synopsis The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of blink: the election of Warren Harding; New Coke; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police.Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of thin-slicing--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables. About The Author Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the Time 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy'sTop Global Thinke
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? (Paperback) by Michael Benson
Dimensions (Overall): 7.94 Inches (H) x 5.36 Inches (W) x .53 Inches (D)Weight: .41 PoundsNumber of Pages: 190Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: Television / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dey Street BooksAuthor: Michael BensonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book For fans of the hit quiz show on FOX, this official play-at-home companion book features quizzes, trivia, and a Foreword by the shows host, comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Book Synopsis So you think you're smarter than a fifth grader? Well, as many contestants have already discovered on the smash hit TV show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, you may have either forgotten more than you realize about the three R's or simply never learned in the first place! How much do you really know about third grade math? Fourth grade social studies? Fifth grade science? First grade spelling?You may have a high school diploma or a college degree hanging on your wall, but are you smarter than a fifth grader? You'll find out in this book, which includes brain-teasing ten-question quizzes (including million-dollar bonus questions) on information the average eleven-year-old is expected to know--plus there are great bits of fun and fascinating trivia sprinkled throughout. Go ahead--we dare you to prove you're as bright as that gum-chewing kid with the backpack who's waiting on the corner for that yellow bus every morning. School is back in session. And maybe you'll even learn a thing or two that you missed by not paying attention the first time around.
Too Much and Never Enough - by Mary L. Trump (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsGenre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverPublisher: SIMON TRADE S & SAuthor: Mary L. TrumpAge Range: Adult About the Book "In this ... portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric"-- Book Synopsis In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric. Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents' large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald. A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald's place in the family spotlight and Ivana's penchant for regifting to her grandmother's frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump's favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer's. Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump's lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider's perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world's most powerful and dysfunctional families. Review Quotes "[T]he most devastating, most valuable and all-around best Trump book since he started running for president. In the vast Trump literature, this one is something new...[W]hat this book does do is help us understand him, offering the most incisive rendering yet of why he is the way he is."--Politico "Mesmerizing beach reading and a memorable opposition research dump...It is salacious, venomous and well-sourced...Yet the narrative remains compelling." --The Guardian "A delicious tell-all that does in fact tell all in a way one longs for a tell-all to do." --Vogue "Dripping with snideness, vibrating with rage, and gleaming with clarity--a deeply satisfying read." --Kirkus (starred review) "Mary Trump's compelling saga of one very unhappy family does more than just provide probing insights into her uncle's disturbing inner world. It's also a first-rate primer on the chaotic inner workings of an administration that has shocked the world by failing to take the basic steps required to keep Americans safe during the coronavirus pandemic. --Boston Globe "After many, many Trump books, this is an essential one." --Vanity Fair "[A] deftly written account of cross-generational trauma...Mary Trump brings to this account the insider perspective of a family member, the observational and analytical abilities of a clinical psychologist and the writing talent of a former graduate student in comparative literature." --Washington Post Mary's clarity, training, discipline and sharp eye help make her a reliable narrator, and she's a fluid, witty writer to boot...She's a true insider in an era when "insider" accounts of the president are a dime-a-dozen -- and that what she's written is likely to be indelible.--Bloomberg "Mary L. Trump comes closer than anyone to describing the making of a seemingly heartless person who won his way to the White House...[A]n insightful, well-crafted memoir"--CNN "You can see why President Trump doesn't want anyone to read this thing. It gives the lie to many of his most cherished myths about himself."--Los Angeles Times
Romeo and Juliet - (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.29 Inches (H) x 5.62 Inches (W) x .81 Inches (D)Weight: .95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 301Genre: DramaSub-Genre: ShakespeareSeries Title: Folger Shakespeare LibraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: William ShakespeareAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book This Folger edition includes newly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play, full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play, scene-by-scene plot summaries, and much more. Book Synopsis In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud. In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers' final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers. The authoritative edition of Romeo and Juliet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Gail Kern Paster The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu. About The Author William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England's Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children--an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare's working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death. Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and their editing. Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King's University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays.
National Geographic the Photo Ark - (The Photo Ark) by Joel Sartore (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 10.2 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 4.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: NatureSub-Genre: Endangered SpeciesSeries Title: The Photo ArkFormat: HardcoverPublisher: National Geographic SocietyAuthor: Joel SartoreAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The lush and unique photography in this book represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals--especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art: to know these animals is to save them. Sartore is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. With a goal of photographing every animal in captivity in the world, he has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits: from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, and an inspiring foreword from Harrison Ford, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet. Review Quotes "This is one of the most scientifically important--and artistically brilliant--books ever. I don't know of any other book that has such power. You cannot see these sensitive portraits of the diversity of animals living on Planet Earth and not be entranced. And moved. And inspired to do all you can to ensure they stay with us. Joel Sartore is an ambassador extraordinaire for the beleaguered animals of our planet and should receive a Nobel Prize. No one can look at these sensitive portraits of the incredible animal beings and not be amazed and inspired to do all in our power to preserve them--all of them, all the complex tapestry of life--for our children and theirs. I can think of no other book with such a compelling message: We must each do all that we can to preserve these incredible beings--all of them. And we must act now, or it will be too late for most of them."--Jane Goodall "Joel Sartore's The Photo Ark is a magnificent, awe-inspiring, encyclopedic, and forward-looking book. It surely will be game-changer for getting people to connect or to reconnect with other animals and the various landscapes that serve as their homes--to 'rewild' their heart--and to become deeply re-enchanted with the remarkable, fascinating, and diverse beings with whom we share our wondrous planet. I shall share it widely with a broad audience, including youngsters, who are the ambassadors for our and other animals' future. I hope this spectacular work of art enjoys a global audience, and I honestly don't see how it won't. It is that good."--Marc Bekoff "We owe it to these animals, as they struggle for survival on a human-dominated planet, to look them in the eye. Joel Sartore's awestruck and awe-inspiring photos make that an experience of deep heart and beauty."--David Quammen "We love them. We are exterminating them. We have no idea most of them even exist. Every painting of Noah's Ark shows those familiar few animals we all agree seem worthy of salvation. Elephants, giraffes...but every one of them--and most others on Earth--are in fact in mortal danger now. Their flood is us. Yet when expecting new human life we paint animals on our nursery walls. We don't paint computers or work cubicles. We paint animals, our subconscious, hope-filled wish to greet our unborn child by saying, 'Welcome into this life-filled world. We are not alone. We have wondrous company.' It's time we met those splendid souls with whom we are failing to share our planet, whom we are annihilating. Joel Sartore's stunning images are powerful enough to make us all ask and answer the question: 'What will I do?'" -- Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel About The Author JOEL SARTORE is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a 25-year contributor to National Geographic magazine as well as Audubon, Geo, Time, Life, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. He has written several books including National Geographic's Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and Let's Be Reasonable, a collection of essays from the CBS Sunday Morning show. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including the National Geographic Channel's Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition, and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood. HARRISON FORD is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. DOUGLAS CHADWICK has reported on wildlife around the world, from right whales in the subantarctic to snow leopards in the Himalayas, producing close to 50 articles for National Geographic magazine. He has written 13 books about wildlife and conservation, including several focused on the Rocky Mountains.
Buy Yourself The F*cking Lilies : And Other Rituals To Fix Your Life, From Someone Who's Been There by Tara Schuster (Paperback)
Genre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Tara SchusterAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Freedom: My Book of Firsts (Hardcover) by Jaycee Dugard
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: EducationSub-Genre: ActivityFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Jaycee DugardAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "In the follow-up to ... A Stolen Life, [kidnapping survivor] Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own"--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. A Stolen Life, which sold nearly two million copies, told the story of Jaycee's life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next. "How do you rebuild a life?" Jaycee asks. In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters' first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend's wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship. This raw and inspiring book will remind readers that there is, as Jaycee writes, "life after something tragic happens...Somehow, I still believe that we each hold the key to our own happiness and you have to grab it where you can in whatever form it might take."