Will Shortz Presents Hard Sudoku Volume 3 - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: GamesSub-Genre: SudokuFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: AdultAuthor: Will ShortzLanguage: English Book Synopsis The next in our new series of only the hardest puzzles for serious sudoku solvers Do you have what it takes? These 200 challenging sudoku puzzles from Will Shortz will keep your mind sharp! Features: - 200 hard puzzles- Big grids for easy solving- Introduction by legendary Puzzlemaster Will Shortz About the Author WILL SHORTZ, puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993, also founded and directs the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and the World Puzzle Championship. He is the Puzzlemaster for NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday." Shortz lives in Pleasantville, New York.
Loooool! - by Stu Proudfoot (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 38Genre: HumorSub-Genre: TopicFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Stu ProudfootAge Range: AdultBook theme: Internet & Social MediaAuthor: Stu ProudfootLanguage: English About the Book Charmingly illustrated in full colour, this endearing, laugh-out-loud tale of an increasingly frustrated owl's seemingly unrequited love is the perfect gift for those social media addicts who have become a little too attached to their mobile devices, and who can just about tolerate a good dad joke. All profits to Hand in Hand for Aid & Development Book Synopsis Nadia's got a new phone and she won't put it down for anyone. Not even Hamid. Delightfully illustrated in full colour, this subtle treetop romance is a light-hearted look at communication in the digital age, but in a woodland context. Filled with delicious wordplay around mobile phones and social media, this is a highly relatable tale for... well, pretty much anybody, really. Mobile devices aren't just a distraction for cute little owls, of course. I wrote this story on my own smartphone on my journey into work. I once missed my stop because I was so preoccupied with it. I've also walked into pedestrians, many of whom were similarly absorbed. It's so annoying when people are glued to these tiny screens, not looking where they're going, isn't it? Well, this is the point of my story. Research suggests around half of us are so attached to our phones that we even use them on the toilet. I certainly spend an awful lot of time on my device (my phone, not my toilet). Too much time. It's become an extension of my very being. On the surface, LOOOOOL! looks like a children's story, and it will appeal to the kids in your life because of Beth's endearing artwork. She is the 18-year-old student who has worked around her studies over the past year, painstakingly humouring such observations as "I think I've found an inconsistency in Hamid's toenails" or "wormy's missing his poop on page 30". While Beth's never done anything quite like this before, I think she has a great future, but you can make up your own mind about that. Either way, Nadia is a grown-up and her story is the perfect gift for those screen addicts in your life, young or old. Not for the first time (but that's another story), Hand in Hand for Aid and Development will benefit from Nadia's escapades, receiving all profits arising from this venture. To find out more, and for the story behind the story, take a look at www.nadiaandhamid.com.I am Nadia. You may well be Nadia. If not, you'll almost certainly know a Nadia. My story might be for them. Review Quotes "I love it!! Well done for this amazing accomplishment. My eight-year-old brother sat and read it all which is a miracle to get him off his iPad!"Leena and Tayme
Eberron: Rising from the Last War (D&d Campaign Setting and Adventure Book) - (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 11.1 Inches (H) x 8.5 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 2.5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 0Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Role Playing & FantasyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Wizards of the CoastAuthor: VariousAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Explore the lands of Eberron in this campaign sourcebook for the world's greatest roleplaying game"--Cover. Book Synopsis Explore the lands of Eberron in this campaign sourcebook for the world's greatest roleplaying game. This book provides everything players and Dungeon Masters need to play Dungeons & Dragons in Eberron--a war-torn world filled with magic-fueled technology, airships and lightning trains, where noir-inspired mystery meets swashbuckling adventure. Will Eberron enter a prosperous new age or will the shadow of war descend once again? - Dive straight into your pulp adventures with easy-to-use locations, complete with maps of floating castles, skyscrapers, and more. - Explore Sharn, a city of skyscrapers, airships, and noirish intrigue and a crossroads for the world's war-ravaged peoples. - Include a campaign for characters venturing into the Mournland, a mist-cloaked, corpse-littered land twisted by magic. - Meld magic and invention to craft objects of wonder as an artificer--the first official class to be released for fifth edition D & D since the Player's Handbook. - Flesh out your characters with a new D & D game element called a group patron--a background for your whole party. - Explore 16 new race/subrace options including dragonmarks, which magically transform certain members of the races in the Player's Handbook. - Confront horrific monsters born from the world's devastating wars. About The Author The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as tabletop. Fifth edition D & D draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.
The New York Times Super Sundays - by Will Shortz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: GamesSub-Genre: CrosswordsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Will ShortzLanguage: English About the Book The Sunday Crossword of "The New York Times" has been a beloved fixture since its inception in 1942, but "the Holy Grail" of crossword puzzling has always proved intimidating to those not fortified by years of solving experience. Book Synopsis The New York Times large Sunday crosswords are designed for a long, lazy day. So get comfortable, get set, and get solving with this fun compilation of 150 of the greatest Sunday puzzles the New York Times crosswords has to offer. With: * 150 of the best Sunday crosswords from The New York Times* Convenient, affordable trade paperback for easy transport * Edited by crossword legend Will Shortz Review Quotes "[Will Shortz] is the crossword king." --Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes "The prince of crossword puzzlers." --Greenwich Magazine "The Riddler's got nothing on Will Shortz." --Time Out New York "Will Shortz is [the crossword book world's] John Grisham." --Martin Arnold About the Author Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. Mr. Shortz founded both the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, where he serves as director, and the World Puzzle Championship, where he is the captain of the U.S. team. He is the current Puzzlemaster for Weekend Edition Sundayon National Public Radio.
Agnes - by Tony Cochran (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Tony CochranLanguage: English Book Synopsis Somewhere between here and anywhere, in a trailer park called "The People's Court," lives a bespectacled, floppy-footed girl named Agnes. Her age falls exactly between the wide-eyed times when fairy tales are embraced as truth and the darker, later years when cynicism starts to take its toll. The other players in this small sideshow are Grandma, a hardworking, underpaid Golden Ager who worries that she may be a little too old for the challenge of raising a granddaughter, and Trout, Agnes's best friend. Trout was named after one of her father's biggest passions and, according to her, she was only three numbers from being christened Powerball. Trout tries to temper Agnes's stigmatism of hope with her own doctrine of realism. Together they weather the major tribulations that only childhood can make so monumental. Trout aspires to pilot a soft-serve ice cream machine so all the kids will laugh and yell "Hey, Ice Cream Lady!" Agnes merely wants to be crowned lord queen of the unknown universe. They will probably end up on different bowling leagues.
Fantastic Word Search - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Word & Word SearchFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ParragonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis If you love to hunt high and low for words - vertically, diagonally, forwards, and backward - then start your search here. These 300 puzzles, based on popular people and places, will keep you scanning for words on subjects ranging from the films of Tom Hanks and the songs of Rihanna to the cities of Alaska and the rivers in Washington State. Are you ready to rise to a Fantastic Word Search challenge? 300 PUZZLES & SOLUTIONS Hours of fun and entertainment to enjoy! INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE Learn new facts on popular people and places while completing your word search puzzles. Learn 20 of Mel Gibson's movies or popular Florida Beaches! How about the names of Glaciers in Washington or popular sites in Chicago? Hours of fun and entertainment to keep your mind challenged! EASY-TO-CARRY Pocket format, small enough to fit in a purse, briefcase or backpack. Great for on-the-go wherever your travels take you. Just the right size to leave on your nightstand and coffee table. MAKES A GREAT GIFT For the novice to expert, this word search book makes a great gift! ON-THE-GO POCKET PUZZLE COLLECTION Look for more puzzle books including Extreme Word Search and Ultimate Mind Games.
The Mathematics of Poker - by Bill Chen & Jerrod Ankenman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 382Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Card GamesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ConjelcoAge Range: AdultBook theme: PokerAuthor: Bill Chen & Jerrod AnkenmanLanguage: English About the Book The intent of this book is to provide an introduction to quantitative techniques as applied to poker and to a branch of mathematics that is particularly applicable to poker, game theory in an a manner accessible to players without a very strong mathematical background. Book Synopsis In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the bond an option markets were dominated by traders who had learned their craft by experience. They believed that there experience and intuition for trading were a renewable edge; this is, that they could make money just as they always had by continuing to trade as they always had. By the mid-1990s, a revolution in trading had occurred; the old school grizzled traders had been replaced by a new breed of quantitative analysts, applying mathematics to the "art" of trading and making of it a science.Similarly in poker, for decades, the highest level of pokers have been dominated by players who have learned the game by playing it, "road gamblers" who have cultivated intuition for the game and are adept at reading other players' hands from betting patterns and physical tells.Over the last five to ten years, a whole new breed has risen to prominence within the poker community. Applying the tools of computer science and mathematics to poker and sharing the information across the Internet, these players have challenged many of the assumptions that underlie traditional approaches to the game. One of the most important features of this new approach is a reliance on quantitative analysis and the application of mathematics to the game.The intent of this book is to provide an introduction to quantitative techniques as applied to poker and to a branch of mathematics that is particularly applicable to poker, game theory. There are mathematical techniques that can be applied for poker that are difficult and complex. But most of the mathematics of poker is really not terribly difficult, and the authors have sought to make seemingly difficult topics accessible to players without a very strong mathematical background. Review Quotes "For those who think poker math is only about probability, pot odds, and straightforward, rote play, think again. Chen and Ankenman do a terrific job explaining how math can, among other things, show you exactly how to mix up your play in such a way that even champion players cannot get the best of you. Especially those who don?t read this book." -- David Sklansky "Rear Cover"
Just Bill - by Palmer McGrew (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 348Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: BookbabyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Palmer McGrewLanguage: English About the Book Just Bill is a story told by Ralph Anderson, who describes it as his story. And that's true! But it's also the story of Bill. Really, there are multiple stories here, since no one's life can be explained in one story but in many colliding and conversing stories. Blackjack could be any small town in Nebraska. The rhythm and characters Blackjack hosts will lure you in as you see one small town take on a big city. Book Synopsis Just Bill is a story told by Ralph Anderson, who describes it as his story. And that's true! But it's also the story of Bill. Really, there are multiple stories here, since no one's life can be explained in one story but in many colliding and conversing stories. Blackjack could be any small town in Nebraska. The rhythm and characters Blackjack hosts will lure you in as you see one small town take on a big city. Just Bill is a hilarious novel about a small town in Nebraska and the intriguing characters that call it home. This collage of real human stories plays off itself in a symphony of modern American humor. About the Author Palmer McGrew loves stories, and he loves to tell them. Growing up in Nebraska, he found small Nebraska towns were often funnier than his early home town of Lincoln, a city that is full of serious lawyers, politicians and professors. Small-town Nebraskans have some really funny stories- lucky for him. His parents were not just story tellers, they were funny. They made up new pronunciations of common words, making listening to them funny all by itself. And, his relatives were funny on their own. For example, his grandmother actually escaped from a nursing home by climbing out the window when she was in her 70's. Her story is in the book. Palmer left Nebraska when he entered West Point, far, far away from his source of mid-west stories. While studying hard at the Academy and then working hard as an Army officer, he had little time for creative writing. After retiring, he started again and wrote and published more than 25 stories, and even more one-act plays. He was lucky to have several classmates from Nebraska and many more friends who all told him great stories. He loved the stories they gave him. Thanks to them, and many others, he was able to turn it all into Just Bill.
Chess Openings - (Fireside Chess Library) by Bruce Pandolfini (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 244Genre: GamesSub-Genre: ChessSeries Title: Fireside Chess LibraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Bruce PandolfiniLanguage: English Book Synopsis In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master and game strategist for Netflix's The Queen's Gambit Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase. Of the three traditional phases of chess play--the opening, the middle-game and the endgame--the opening is the phase average players confront most often. Unfortunately, though, many openings are not completed successfully, partly because until now most opening instruction has consisted of tables of tournament level moves that offer no explanations for the reasons behind them. Consequently, these classical opening patterns can serve as little more than references to the average player. In Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps, Bruce Pandolfini uses his unique crime and punishment approach to provide all the previously missing explanation, instruction, practical analyses, and much, much more. The book consists of 202 short openers typical of average players, arranged according to the classical opening variations and by level of difficulty. Each example includes: -the name of the overriding tactic -the name of the opening -a scenario that sets up the tactic to be learned -an interpretation that explains why the loser went wrong, how he could have avoided the trap, and what he should have done instead -a review of important principles and useful guidelines to reinforce each lesson Also included are a glossary of openings that lists all the classical textbook variations for comparison and reference and a tactical index. Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps is a powerful, pragmatic entry into a heretofore remote area of chess theory that will have a profound influence on every player's game. About the Author Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world's most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS's coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix's The Queen's Gambit. He lives in New York City.
Garfield Fat-Cat 3-Pack #9 - by Jim Davis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormSeries Title: GarfieldFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ballantine BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Comic Strips & CartoonsAuthor: Jim DavisLanguage: English About the Book "A triple helping of classic Garfield humor." Book Synopsis This uproarious collection includes three books in one: Garfield Hits the Big Time, Garfield Pulls His Weight, and Garfield Dishes It Out. For Garfield, life is an adventure. He may not be a big fan of the great outdoors--the only kind of moose he likes is chocolate--but Garfield is always in search of a good time. Whether he's winning a game of hide-and-seek with clueless canine Odie, finding his motivation for batting around a ball of yarn, bouncing on the hardwood floors, or wrestling a meat loaf, the fat cat never shies away from a day of play. Let the games begin! The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough! About the Author Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945, in Marion, Indiana. He later attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he distinguished himself by earning one of the lowest cumulative grade point averages in the history of the university. The Garfield strip was born on June 19, 1978, syndicated in forty-one U.S. newspapers. Today it's syndicated in more than 2,100 newspapers worldwide with more than 200 million readers, leading Guinness World Records to name Garfield The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World. Davis has had many successes with Garfield, including four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program and induction into the Licensing Hall of Fame (1998), but his most prized awards are from his peers in the National Cartoonist Society: Best Humor Strip (1981 and 1985), the Elzie Segar Award (1990), and the coveted Reuben Award (1990) for overall excellence in cartooning.
Seeded and Sodded - by Carol J Michel (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 130Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Gardenangelist Garden CommunicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysAuthor: Carol J MichelLanguage: English About the Book Award-winning author Carol Michel presents "Seeded and Sodded," her third book in a trifecta of clever gardening essay collections. Michel divulges her honest thoughts on topics like "How to Make Your Garden a Humongous Success," "The Mystery of Plastic Pots," and "Helicopter Gardening," among other stories. Book Synopsis Awarded first place in the category of Non-Fiction Books for Adult Readers, Humor from the National Federation of Press Women, 2020.Award-winning author Carol Michel presents "Seeded and Sodded," her third book in a trifecta of clever gardening essay collections served up with a trowelful of wit and good humor. In between weeding and hoeing, Michel picked up her pen to divulge her honest thoughts on topics like "How to Make Your Garden a Humongous Success," "The Mystery of Plastic Pots," and "Helicopter Gardening," define new words like "Plantovert" and "Hortotropism," and introduce the world to the likes of Sweet Charlene Chipmunk, Purple Leaf, and the Old Woman at the Door. Both beginning and seasoned gardeners will savor these memorable musings, presented in short bites that are easy to enjoy whilst planting, pruning, and watering. Join Michel for a good thyme as she slips on her gardening clogs, ties on her wide-brimmed hat, and tills it like it is.
Who Are You? - (Platform Studies) by Alex Custodio (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 248Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Video & ElectronicSeries Title: Platform StudiesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Alex CustodioLanguage: English About the Book "GBA is the progentitor of handheld gaming platforms today. Who are You? offers fresh ways of thinking about the production, circulation, and actual use of a video game platform"-- Book Synopsis The Game Boy Advance platform as computational system and cultural artifact, from its 2001 release through hacks, mods, emulations, homebrew afterlives.In 2002, Nintendo of America launched an international marketing campaign for the Game Boy Advance that revolved around the slogan "Who Are You?"--asking potential buyers which Nintendo character, game, or even device they identified with and attempting to sell a new product by exploiting players' nostalgic connections to earlier ones. Today, nearly two decades after its release, and despite the development of newer and more powerful systems, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance lives on, through a community that continues to hack, modify, emulate, make, break, remake, redesign, trade, use, love, and play with the platform. In this book Alex Custodio traces the network of hardware and software afterlives of the Game Boy Advance platform. Each chapter considers a component of this network--hardware, software, peripheral, or practice--that illuminates the platform's unique features as a computational system and a cultural artifact. Examining the evolution of the design and architecture of Nintendo's handhelds and home consoles, and the constraints imposed on developers and players, for example, Custodio finds that Nintendo essentially embeds nostalgia into its hardware. She explores Nintendo's expansion of the platform through interoperability; physical and affective engagement with the Game Boy Advance; portability, private space, and social interaction; the platformization of nostalgia; fan-generated content including homebrew, hacking, and hardware modding; and e-waste--the final afterlife of consumer electronics. Although the Game Boy Advance is neither the most powerful nor the most popular of Nintendo's handhelds, Custodio argues, it is the platform that most fundamentally embodies Nintendo's reliance on the aesthetics and materiality of nostalgia. Review Quotes "Alex Custodio's rich and rewarding take on the Game Boy Advance shows how to innovatively read residuals of media culture. Paying careful attention to both materiality and cultural narratives, Custodio's take offers a must-read for game and media studies while showing how to develop media archaeological research in the contexts of practices such as modding." - Jussi Parikka, University of Southampton, UK, and Academy of Performing Arts, Prague "With Who Are You?, Alex Custodio gives us an essential, and elegant, addition to platform studies as she deftly moves between the Nintendo Game Boy Advance as it was when it was released in 2001 and the way the portable device has generated nostalgia and innovation over the twenty years since at the hands of hobbyists, tinkerers, and everyday users alike." - Lori Emerson, Associate Professor and Director of the Media Archaeology Lab, University of Colorado Boulder "Alex Custodio's rich study of Nintendo's design culture delivers a new take on platform studies by considering the Game Boy Advance as a flexible assemblage of technologies and practices. Gunpei Yokoi described Nintendo engineering as 'lateral thinking through withered technology.' Custodio builds on this for critical and historical studies in ways that will fascinate anyone with an interest in game, technology, or media studies." - Henry Lowood, Harold C. Hohbach Curator for History of Science & Technology and Film & Media Collections at Stanford University Libraries About the Author Alex Custodio is a scholar, writer, and artist living in Montreal.
Large Print Sudoku #3 - by Frank Longo (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: GamesSub-Genre: SudokuFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PuzzlewrightAge Range: AdultAuthor: Frank LongoLanguage: English About the Book Strain your brain--not your eyes! With one puzzle on each page, large numbers, and plenty of space to write, these super-sized sudoku are easy to read...but challenging to solve. Created by one of the world's top puzzlemakers, this third entry in our popular series is literally the next BIG thing in sudoku! About the Author Frank Longo is a freelance puzzle creator who lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. He has had more than 3,000 puzzles published since 1993 and written many books for Sterling, including Master Ninja Sudoku, Beyond Black Belt Sudoku, and Beach Blanket Sudoku, as well as crossword books. He is known for being able to produce sudoku that are diabolically difficult yet fair, requiring the solver to use advanced techniques not found in typical newspaper and magazine puzzles.
The New York Times Favorite Day Crosswords: Monday - by Will Shortz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: GamesSub-Genre: CrosswordsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Will ShortzLanguage: English Book Synopsis Easy to solve . . . hard to resist! Monday might not be your favorite day to head to the office but if you're a crossword solver who enjoys the Times' easiest puzzles, you can't wait for Monday to roll around. This first volume of our new series collects all your favorite start-of-the-week puzzles in one attractive, portable package. Features: * Seventy five of the Times's Monday crosswords, their easiest of the week * Convenient trade paperback for easy transport* The #1 names in crosswords: The New York Times and Will Shortz. Review Quotes "[Will Shortz] is the crossword king." --Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes "The prince of crossword puzzlers." --Greenwich Magazine "The Riddler's got nothing on Will Shortz." --Time Out New York "Will Shortz is [the crossword book world's] John Grisham." --Martin Arnold About the Author Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.
Puzzle Workouts: Word Search (Book Two) - by Christy Davis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Word & Word SearchFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ImagineAge Range: AdultAuthor: Christy DavisLanguage: English Book Synopsis An entertaining collection of word searches to tone mental muscles and provide engaging exercise for your brain. Love word searches? This challenging collection by expert puzzler Christy Davis will surely flex your grey matter and engage puzzlers of all skill levels. Weighing in at 126 puzzles and produced on high-quality, erasable paper, searchers will be delighted by themes such as Mine Your Business, Q Foods, and Blank of the Blank. Includes 20 hidden clues puzzles sure to challenge the most experienced of word searchers. About the Author Christy Davis has been involved with the creation of word puzzles for almost 20 years, and has co-authored many successful puzzle books and calendars, including Go!Games Word Search and Go!Games Absolutely Addictive Word Search. She is also a CEO, Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Notary Public, author, speaker, personal consultant, and amateur photographer. Christy lives in Burleson, TX with her husband.
Brain Games - 2 Books in 1 - Find-A-Word - Large Print (Spiral Bound)
Edition: Large PrintNumber of Pages: 384Genre: GamesSub-Genre: CrosswordsSeries Title: Brain GamesFormat: Spiral BoundPublisher: Publications International, Ltd.Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis With two books in one, this spiral-bound Find-A-Word book has over 150 puzzles for hours of eye-friendly entertainment! Large-print word search puzzles challenge your brain without straining your eyes. Shaped puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, and other formats will keep you guessing, with easy-to-read contrasting answer keys. 384 pages
F for Effort! (Original) (Paperback) by Richard Benson
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: Games, Humor, ReferenceSub-Genre: Questions + Answers, TriviaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Chronicle BooksAuthor: Richard BensonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book From the author of the national bestseller "F in Exams" comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. These 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff their way through a test. Book Synopsis From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school (two halves make a whale), middle grades (Q: What does germinate mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test. About The Author Richard Benson is the author of F in Exams and several other humor books. He lives in London.
Ultimate Crosswords - by Richard Manchester (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: GamesSub-Genre: CrosswordsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Bristol Park BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Richard ManchesterLanguage: English About the Book A brand new series of amazing crossword fun that will be a true delight for beginners and experts alike. Hours of enjoyment and entertainment await in this exhaustive collection! It's time to have fun with a Pencil! Book Synopsis FUN WITH A PENCIL! A brand new series of first rate puzzles from the master himself, Richard Manchester that will surely test your brain power! Packed with well over a hundred top tier puzzles on a variety of topics, this book has something for everyone! There are captivating crosswords of every type, from easy to expert level. Want more? How about several diagramless puzzles to test and challenge the true crossword aficionado. So whether you are on a train or plane, in a waiting room, or nestled on your comfortable sofa, this compilation is guaranteed to provide hours and hours of fun. Open this collection to any page and get set for the ULTIMATE experience. About the Author Richard Manchester is the editor of the brand new series of amazing puzzle titles, Fun With A Pencil! In addition, he has edited several books in the Grab A Pencil puzzle series, including Great Big, Jumbo, Gigantic and Mammoth Grab A Pencil puzzle titles. He is also the editor of the best-selling Super, Ultimate and Colossal Grab A Pencil Pocket puzzle collections, ...perfect for solvers on the go! A true puzzle master supreme, he has edited well over a 150 puzzle books with total sales in excess of a 1,000,000 copies.
Gudetama: Mindfulness for the Lazy - by Wook-Jin Clark (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 48Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Oni PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Comic Strips & CartoonsAuthor: Wook-Jin ClarkLanguage: English Book Synopsis Mindfulness takes a lot of mental energy to wrap your brain around. Gudetama is here to help you become a better person...sort of. Empathizing with others, understanding your feelings, learning to be selfless. These all sound like really hard things to do! Well fear not, come along with Gudetama who'll guide your way to learning things and more. Living selflessly is something many struggle with. Don't worry, Gudetama does too, and wants to join you on your journey in finding the wonders of mindfulness.
Knack Bridge for Everyone - (Knack: Make It Easy) by D Crisfield (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Card GamesSeries Title: Knack: Make It EasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Globe Pequot PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: BridgeAuthor: D CrisfieldLanguage: English About the Book Knack Bridge for Everyone, takes a step-by-step, visual approach to explaining the game clearly to beginners and intermediates. With 400 full-color photos, as well as numerous charts and diagrams, it begins with the rules and the fundamentals of bidding, play, defense, and scoring. It then takes the bidding up a notch by introducing more bidding techniques and strategies for winning. Book Synopsis Bridge is a famously challenging card game, one that's next to impossible to learn without a whole host of visual aids. But books on the subject all too often seem to ignore this. Enter Knack Bridge for Everyone, which takes a step-by-step, visual approach to explaining the game clearly to beginners and intermediates. With 400 full-color photos, as well as numerous charts and diagrams, it begins with the rules and the fundamentals of bidding, play, defense, and scoring. It then takes the bidding up a notch by introducing more bidding techniques and strategies for winning. From the Back Cover Bridge is a famously challenging card game, one that's next to impossible to learn without a whole host of visual aids. But books on the subject all too often seem to ignore this. Enter Knack Bridge for Everyone, which takes a step-by-step, visual approach to explaining the game clearly to beginners and intermediates. With 400 full-color photos, it begins with the rules and the fundamentals of bidding, play, defense, and scoring. Not only does it give you what it takes to hold your ground no matter what your hand, but it takes the bidding up a notch by introducing more bidding techniques--and strategies for winning. 400 full-color photos Rules * Playing a Hand * ScoringResponding * Next-Step Bidding Leads * Overcalls * Doubles When to Pull TrumpStealing the BidLooking for Slam About the Author D. W. Crisfield has been playing bridge for about 30 years, seriously for the past 15 years. I have also been teaching bridge for the past 15 years. She recently won the Miles NLM Pairs at the North American Bridge Championships held in Boston and was featured in the Bridge Bulletin--a monthly magazine that is sent to everyone registered with the American Contract Bridge League. Crisfield has written thirty books; this is her first on bridge.
#imomsohard - by Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Humor, Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: Topic, ParentingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Kristin Hensley & Jen SmedleyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Marriage & Family, Men, Women & Relationships, MotherhoodLanguage: English About the Book In their first book, the mom duo with millions of followers explores all the stuff that people are expected to do to keep multiple humans alive and happy-ish, and celebrates the love for the friends who get them through it. Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHas it been months since you've read a book with actual adult words that had nothing to do with farm animals or superheroes or going potty? Well then, it's time to take a break. Pour yourself some wine. Put on your comfy pants. All good? Ok, welcome to the party.Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of #IMOMSOHARD, know that you probably didn't get to shower today and that the last thing you need is more advice on how to be a better parent. Instead, they invite you to join their laugh-out-loud, best friend banter on the eighty bajillion ways moms give their all every day--including: I KEEP IT TOGETHER SO HARDI BODY AFTER BABY SO HARDI HIT THE TOWN (AND AM IN BED BY 9:30 P.M.) SO HARDI BUST MY ASS SO HARDI KEEP FOOLS ALIVE SO HARDCome for the laughs, stay for the kinship with two friends who are just getting it right, getting it wrong, and leaning on each other for a laugh at the end of the day. They don't care if your house is a mess and they won't judge you if you pee a little when you sneeze. So kick back, relax, and enjoy. You deserve it. Review Quotes "Moms everywhere will want to pick up this relatable book for an #ILaughedSoHard read."--Booklist
The New York Times Easy Crossword Puzzle Omnibus Volume 10 - by Will Shortz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: GamesSub-Genre: CrosswordsSeries Title: New York Times Easy Crossword Puzzle OmnibusFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Will ShortzLanguage: English About the Book Being on the run doesn't mean giving up your crosswords! From the pages of "The New York Times" comes this brand-new collection of easy-to-solve, fast-to-finish puzzles especially designed for solvers on the go. Book Synopsis Features in The New York Times Easy Crossword Puzzle Omnibus Volume 10* 200 Monday and Tuesday puzzles, the easiest crosswords published in The New York Times* Author bylines that allow fans to get to know today's top contributors* The New York Times and Will Shortz--the #1 name in crosswords. Review Quotes "[Will Shortz] is the crossword king." --Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes "The prince of crossword puzzlers." --Greenwich Magazine "The Riddler's got nothing on Will Shortz." --Time Out New York "Will Shortz is [the crossword book world's] John Grisham." --Martin Arnold About the Author Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. Mr. Shortz founded both the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, where he serves as director, and the World Puzzle Championship, where he is the captain of the U.S. team. He is the current Puzzlemaster for Weekend Edition Sundayon National Public Radio.
Daily Afflictions - by Andrew Boyd (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 111Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Andrew BoydLanguage: English About the Book Revolutionizing a bestselling genre, this thinking man's parody hijacks the format of "daily affirmations" by offering "daily afflictions" to give readers inspiration, practical advice, and food for thought. Book Synopsis Revolutionizing the best-selling genre, this thinking man's parody hijacks the format of daily affirmations but offers a different message: only in paradox, truth; only in darkness, light; only in affliction, affirmation. These daily afflictions offer readers inspiration, practical advice, and food for thought, as they navigate the jungle of existential terror that begins anew each day. We follow the fictional Brother Void on a spiritual journey, both profound and hilarious, into self, family, love, career, death--and, ultimately, Enlightenment. We learn to listen to our inner critic, appreciate the nurturing power of dysfunctional families, love the wrong person, succeed at failure, embrace our inner corpse, and, finally, withstand the agony of being connected to everything in the Universe. Part spiritual autobiography, part ironic meditation, this tragicomic guide to life's sublime predicaments will elevate and educate the spirit. The truth will set you free, Brother Void reminds us, but first it will hurt like hell.
The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes - by Ian Allen (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ProticoAge Range: AdultBook theme: Jokes & RiddlesAuthor: Ian AllenLanguage: English About the Book "Because your dad thinks he's hilarious"--Cover. Book Synopsis Why did the banana go to the doctors?Because he wasn't peeling very well!Proving the age-old maxim that 'it's in the way that you tell them', Dads - for the best part of forever - have always been renowned for being truly god-awful joke tellers. Whether it's telling them at the wrong moment, misremembering the punchline or it just simply being one of those jokes that were terrible to begin with, Dads are an embarrassment to the whole family when it comes to trying to tell jokes.The VERY Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes is full to the brim with jokes that only your dear old Dad would dare say - jokes that will make you groan, sigh ... and then probably make you groan again. Dads take great pleasure in these kinds of jokes and some of them are so rubbish they actually blossom into proper rib-ticklers - but don't tell your dad that, it'll only encourage him! Review Quotes "Not only provide[s] amusement, but might also be [a] conversation starter." --Daily Loaf About the Author Ian Allen is a father of three teenagers and a funny man indeed. He has been a freelance editor from Staffordshire - recently voted England's least amusing county - for the past 15 years and during that time Ian has worked on dozens of joke books, a handful of which were even intended to be comical. Ian is qualified to degree-level in Data Processing, which is also hilarious.
USA Today Logic Super Challenge, 26 - (USA Today Puzzles) by Usa Today (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Logic & Brain TeasersSeries Title: USA Today PuzzlesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Usa TodayLanguage: English Book Synopsis The nation's newspaper, USA TODAY, presents 200 brand-new logic puzzles for enthusiasts of all skill levels. The USA TODAY brand reaches over 6 million people daily. Inside USA TODAY Logic Super Challenge features all-new original logic puzzles that will flex the brain, challenge assumptions, and entertain for hours. This collection is all about variety--including mind-stretching puzzles such as Battleships, Domino Search, and beloved story puzzles that are certain to exercise your brain and boost your IQ. Grab a pencil and begin strengthening your puzzle-solving skills with USA TODAY Logic Super Challenge. About the Author Founded in 1982, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation, serving as host of the American conversation by delivering high-quality, engaging content through unique visual storytelling across all platforms. A media innovator, USA TODAY reaches more than 90 million unique visitors each month across digital platforms, with more than 25 million downloads of our award-winning app. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VintageAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysAuthor: Molly IvinsLanguage: English About the Book Only Molly Ivins can write about redneck politics in her native Texas and manage to be both brutally honest and unabashedly affectionate--not to mention unfailingly hilarious. In this bestselling book, one of our toughest, savviest and funniest columnists delivers the goods on George Bush, politics, flag-burning, being a woman in Texas, and more. Book Synopsis Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest--and hilarious. Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: Well, our attorney general is under indictment. He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call him 'the people's felon.' -The flag burning debate: Bush's last birthday cake was in the form of the American flag, and he ate it--stars, stripes, and all. Think about where that flag wound up--I call that desecration. -Beign a woman in Texas: There are several strains of Texas culture: They are all rotten for women... One not infrequently sees cars or trucks sporting the bumper sticker Have fun--beat the hell out of someone you love. Review Quotes If there is a shrewder, funnier observer of the American scene writing today that Molly Ivins, I do not know her. This is unconventional wisdom with no inhibitions. Bless her and don't let her change.- David Broder, Washington Post A delight from start to finish... Molly Ivins proves that keen intelligence and a Southern accent are real good buddies... She has wise and often hilarious things to say. -The New York Times Book Review Wickedly funny.- Detroit Free Press Molly Ivins has birthed a book and it is more fun than riding a mechanical bull and almost as dangerous.- Ann Richards, governor of Texas. About the Author Molly Ivins began her career in journalism in the complaint department of the Houston Chronicle. In 1970, she became coeditor of The Texas Observer, which afforded her frequent fits of hysterical laughter while covering Texas legislature. In 1976, Ivins joined The New York Times as a political reporter. The next year, she was named Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief, chiefly because there was no one else in the bureau. In 1982, she returned once more to Texas, which may have indicated a masochistic streak, and always had plenty to write about after that. Her column was syndicated in more than three hundred newspapers, and her freelance work appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Harper's, and other publications. Her first book, Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?, spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Her books with Lou Dubose on George W. Bush--Shrub, Bushwhacked, and Who Let the Dogs In?--were national bestsellers. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, she claimed that her two greatest honors were that the Minneapolis police force named its mascot pig after her and that she was once banned from the campus of Texas A & M. Molly Ivins died in 2007.
Will Shortz Presents Double Dip Sudoku (Paperback) by Will Shortz
Dimensions (Overall): 7.16 Inches (H) x 5.08 Inches (W) x .88 Inches (D)Weight: .51 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Logic + Brain TeasersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Will ShortzAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Hungry for more sudoku? Once you've mastered the easy puzzles it's time to take it up a notch!This book is the second in the series that starts with Will Shortz Presents Single Scoop Sudoku and ends with Will Shortz Presents Triple Threat Sudoku.Includes: -200 medium-level puzzles-Perfect portable size-Edited by Will Shortz From the Back Cover Sudoku: One of life's simple pleasuresSudoku has taken America by storm! Puzzled by the wordless crossword puzzle? Try one or two of these simple, easy-to-solve sudoku and you'll discover what millions of fans already know: There's nothing as fun as sudoku!Features: - 100 all-new simple sudoku- Edited by legendary New York Times crossword editor and "America's puzzlemaster" Will Shortz- Big grids with lots of space for easy solving Review Quotes "A puzzling global phenomenon" --The Economist"The biggest craze to hit The Times since the first crossword puzzle was published in 1935." --The Times of London"England's most addictive newspaper puzzle." --New York magazine"The latest craze in games" --BBC News"Sudoku is dangerous stuff. Forget work and family--think papers hurled across the room and industrial-sized blobs of correction fluid. I love it!" --The Times of London"Sudokus are to the first decade of the 21st century what Rubik's Cube was to the 1970s." --The Daily Telegraph"Britain has a new addiction. Hunched over newspapers on crowded subway trains, sneaking secret peeks in the office, a puzzle-crazy nation is trying to slot numbers into small checkerboard grids." --Associated Press"Forget crosswords." --The Christian Science Monitor About The Author Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.
Storm King's Thunder - (Dungeons & Dragons) (Hardcover)
Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Role Playing & FantasySeries Title: Dungeons & DragonsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Wizards of the CoastAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "For use with the fifth edition of Player's handbook, Monster manual, and Dungeon master's guide."--Back cover. Book Synopsis Take a stand against the giants in this adventure for the world's greatest roleplaying game Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants? The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants' weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants' own power against them. To defeat giants, you need to be giant!
Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend - by Ben Philippe (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper PerennialAuthor: Ben PhilippeAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysLanguage: English About the Book "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good white person of liberal leanings must be in want of a Black friend. In this memoir-in-essays, the author chronicles a lifetime of being the Black friend (see also: foreign kid, boyfriend, coworker, student, teacher, roommate, enemy) in predominantly white spaces."-- Book Synopsis It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good white person of liberal leanings must be in want of a Black friend.In the biting, hilarious vein of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life comes Ben Philippe's candid memoir-in-essays, chronicling a lifetime of being the Black friend (see also: foreign kid, boyfriend, coworker, student, teacher, roommate, enemy) in predominantly white spaces. In an era in which "I have many black friends" is often a medal of Wokeness, Ben hilariously chronicles the experience of being on the receiving end of those fist bumps. He takes us through his immigrant childhood, from wanting nothing more than friends to sit with at lunch, to his awkward teenage years, to college in the age of Obama, and adulthood in the Trump administration--two sides of the same American coin.Ben takes his role as your new black friend seriously, providing original and borrowed wisdom on stereotypes, slurs, the whole "swimming thing," how much Beyoncé is too much Beyoncé, Black Girl Magic, the rise of the Karens, affirmative action, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other conversations you might want to have with your new BBFF.Oscillating between the impulse to be one of the good ones and the occasional need to excuse himself to the restrooms, stuff his mouth with toilet paper, and scream, Ben navigates his own Blackness as an Oreo with too many opinions for his father's liking, an encyclopedic knowledge of CW teen dramas, and a mouth he can't always control. From cheating his way out of swim tests to discovering stray family members in unlikely places, he finds the punchline in the serious while acknowledging the blunt truths of existing as a Black man in today's world.Extremely timely, Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend is a conversational take on topics both light and heavy, universal and deeply personal, which reveals incisive truths about the need for connection in all of us. Review Quotes "Flat-out funny...This is a great next-book for fans of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, but if a reader hasn't turned to either of those yet, Philippe's disarming, illuminating, and hilarious chronicle is a great place to start."--Booklist I still mute Ben's texts, but I inhaled his hilarious book, which is so full of razor-sharp wit and punches to the gut that it almost made me sick. In a good way!--Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of Wow, No Thank You
Bayt al Azif #2 - by Bridgett Jeffries (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 104Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Role Playing & FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Bayt Al Azif LLCAge Range: AdultAuthor: Bridgett JeffriesLanguage: English Book Synopsis The new magazine dedicated to adventuring against the Cthulhu Mythos continues!Issue #2 includes: 3 adventures dual-statted for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition and GUMSHOE (Trail of Cthulhu) Royal agents investigate the murderous Beast of Gï¿½vaudan (18th century, 12 pages) A party celebrates the return of an adventurer from his latest expedition (Gaslight Era, 17 pages) Parents worry over the disappearance of their daughter at college (Classic Era 1920s, 12 pages) A overview of every Cthulhu Mythos RPG release of 2018 A review of the history of Masks of Nyarlathotep An interview with the staff of Cthulhus Ruf magazine An interview with Lynne Hardy Advice, history, comics, and more!
Dates and Other Disasters - (Luann) by Greg Evans (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: LuannFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Greg EvansLanguage: English Book Synopsis America loves Luann. Through Luann's teenage adventures and misadventures, this delightful strip illustrates the task of being a modern teen. The agony of the summer job, the thrill of crushes on cute lifeguards, the excitement of the shopping mall, the terror of parents watching their children navigate life-it's all there in Dates and Other Disasters, another compilation of Greg Evans's insightful humor. Nominated four times as Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, Greg Evans has been pleasing audiences of all ages with Luann since she first appeared in the late 1980s. She was a popular part of Teen magazine in the 1990s and has served as the spokestoon for Girls Inc. and Tambrands. This ""everygirl"" teen representative is also the star of a series of health and fitness brochures distributed to clinics, schools, and hospitals worldwide by Journeyworks Publishing. Everyone can relate to Luann's trials, missteps, and frustrations-preteens, teens, post-teens, adult readers who exclaim, ""Phew! I'm glad that's over!"" plus parents who relive the adventures with their own kids. Dates and Other Disasters expresses a universal message that declares no matter how times change, the trials of being a teenager are always the same!
Beyond the Far Side, Volume 2 - by Gary Larson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 104Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: Far SideFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Gary LarsonLanguage: English Book Synopsis The second The Far Side collection. 1981, 1983 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc. About the Author The Far Side was syndicated in more than 1,900 daily newspapers from 1980 to 1995, when Gary Larson retired. During its run, the cartoon spawned 22 books from AMP, which were translated into a total of 17 different languages. For his work with The Far Side, Larson was awarded the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist from the National Cartoonists Society in 1991 and 1994. The group also named The Far Side Best Syndicated Panel in both 1985 and 1987.
Life Lessons from a Sloth - by Sarah Heneghan & Alana Mills & Madeline Sturgeon (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 112Genre: HumorSub-Genre: TopicFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Post Hill PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: AnimalsAuthor: Sarah Heneghan & Alana Mills & Madeline SturgeonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Turn your perspective upside-down and explore the world through the eyes of a sloth. Busy humans have got a lot to learn from the slow-moving sloth. You may find that all the wisdom, humor, and insight you need can be taught by the steady, smiling creatures you never expected. "Life Lessons from a Sloth" is a quirky and heartfelt collection of philo-sloth-ical suggestions for slowing down, savoring life, and appreciating the extraordinary world around us. Sloths have got the hang of it -- and now you can too! About the Author Sarah Heneghan is an avid bread- and pastry-baker, an amateur Assyriologist, and a 70s-80s pop music enthusiast. She is currently raising a sourdough starter named Henry on her kitchen counter. Though she remains a staunch Chicagoan at heart, Sarah currently lives in Nashville with her husband and their two cats. You can follow Sarah's cats on Instagram, @cricket_and_the_moose, or visit her website at sarah-heneghan.com. Alana Mills is a coffee addict and arts enthusiast who only recently discovered her love of sloths, and now she is obsessed. She spent the first 18 years of her life in the sunny deserts of Southern California until she moved across the country to go to school in North Carolina. When not working in the publishing world, she enjoys old school film photography, wrangling her uncooperative papillons, and traveling to see Renaissance art in its natural habitat. Despite her lack of musical talent, she currently lives with her two dogs in Nashville, where she is still on the hunt for authentic Mexican food and the perfect brunch. Madeline Sturgeon is a journalism and psychology graduate who now spends her days in the world of book publishing. She loves poetry, sweet tea, true-crime documentaries, and swimming in deep water. She currently resides in Nashville, but has lived all over the world, and misses Dublin and Chicago in particular.
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide (Core Rulebook, D&d Roleplaying Game) - (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: 2.48 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Role Playing & FantasySeries Title: Dungeons & DragonsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Wizards of the CoastAuthor: VariousAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Based on the original Dungeons & dragons rules created by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson." Book Synopsis Weave legendary stories in the world's greatest roleplaying game. All you need to run a Dungeons & Dragons game is your imagination, some dice, and this book. The Dungeon Master's Guide teaches you how to how to run D & D adventures for your players-- how to invent monsters for them to fight, mysteries for them to solve, and fantasy worlds for them to explore. "[The Dungeon Master's Guide is] the one book to rule them all, the most comprehensive and powerful set of resources needed to run a game of D & D. . ." --Charlie Hall, Polygon.com "D & D acolytes are everywhere...Tech workers from Silicon Valley to Brooklyn have long-running campaigns, and the showrunners and the novelist behind 'Game of Thrones' have all been Dungeon Masters."--Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker - The Dungeon Master's Guide is one of the three main Dungeons & Dragons books, along with the Player's Handbook and Monster Manual. It's a reference used by the Dungeon Master (the game's narrator) to create adventures--to run Dungeons & Dragons games and fill them with characters and stories. - The Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG) is full of tools to help you immerse players in the game. What's the demon lord's secret weakness? Are the orcish invaders a criminal enterprise, or traitorous allies? Dozens of tables throughout the book help inspire your decisions and keep the game flowing smoothly. - In the Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG), even the tables tell tales. A legendary sword takes five decades to craft. Who created it, and why? A tavern-crawling gnome has an eye twitch. How did she get it, and when? In every detail is an architecture for narrative--and the Dungeon Master's Guide has all the tools you need to flesh it out with ease. - In Dungeons & Dragons, you and your friends coauthor your own legend. Guided by a Dungeon Master, you create characters and play their roles in a story, rolling dice and navigating maps as you unfold a tale as limitless as your imagination. - Dungeons & Dragons is the world's greatest roleplaying game. Created in 1974, D & D transformed gaming culture by blending traditional fantasy with miniatures and wargaming.
Fun Bible Word Searches - by Compiled by Barbour Staff (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Word & Word SearchFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barbour PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Compiled by Barbour StaffLanguage: English About the Book With clues drawn entirely from the King James Version, 99 themed puzzles--from "Adjectives for God" to "Wait Quietly before God"--will expand your biblical knowledge. Book Synopsis Love word search puzzles?Love the Bible?Here is the perfect book for you! Bible puzzles are a great way to pass time while learning scripture--and here's a collection of 99 word searches sure to satisfy. With clues drawn from the breadth of scripture, these themed puzzles are sure to expand your knowledge of the Good Book. Inside, you'll findtraditional, list-based puzzlesscripture passages with search words highlighted"secret message" puzzles, in which leftover letters spell out a trivia question"crooked" puzzles, in which search words bend and twistAnd "one word" puzzles--where a key Bible word appears multiple times in the grid--you'll need to find every challenging appearance!Based entirely on the King James Version of the Bible, here are scores of puzzles with thousands of hidden words. If you enjoy Bible word searches (and who doesn't?), you'll love Fun Bible Word Searches!
Mutants & Masterminds Gamemaster's Kit, Revised Edition - by Steve Kenson (Hardcover)
Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Role Playing & FantasyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Green Ronin PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Steve KensonLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Mutants & Masterminds Gamemaster's Kit is a key accessory for your superhero campaign. It features a sturdy and practical 3-panel hardback screen with all the charts and tables you need to play the World's Greatest Superhero RPG. The kit also includes 4 quick reference cards and a combat tracker that you can write on with wet or dry erase markers. The Mutants & Mastermind's Gamemaster's Kit is the perfect complement to the Deluxe Hero's Handbook and will help you kick off your game with style. "Price Includes VAT"
Still Pickled After All These Years - by Brian Crane (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 130Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLCAge Range: AdultAuthor: Brian CraneLanguage: English Book Synopsis ""This is the second fan letter I have written in my whole life. The other one was to Hopalong Cassidy, when I had a great crush on him at about six years old. But I did want to let you know how very much both my husband and I have enjoyed Pickles from the very first strip. Would you please consider putting a collection together in book form?""-Lois F. in Nevada As its loyal fans will gladly tell you, Pickles has been a zinger-filled, laugh-out-loud gem since its debut in 1990. Since then, it has steadily climbed in popularity, and today appears in over 400 newspapers worldwide.Still Pickled After All These Years collects strips from this sweet intergenerational comic that alternates point of view between an older married couple, a 30-something married couple, and their son. The strip centers on Earl and Opal Pickles, who have been married over 50 years but inject plenty of spunk and insight into everything they do. Whether they're taking a wry but sympathetic glance at their divorced daughter, Sylvia, laughing at their faithful but feckless canine, Roscoe, marveling at their dictatorial feline, Muffin, or just commenting on the little things in life, Earl and Opal's good-natured wit and dry humor is brilliantly on cartnear.Pickles is about growing old and keeping your sense of humor but never forgetting what it's like to be a child. The strip's inaugural AMP collection, Still Pickled After All These Years, encapsulates the importance of staying close to those who bring you the most joy and reminds everyone about the incalculable value of the unconditional love of pets, family, and friends. Review Quotes "Who wouldn't love to be next door to the Pickles? They are adorable, and best of all, they like each other! What a treat for the 21st century!"
Over the Hedge 2 - (Over the Hedge (Andrews McMeel)) by Michael Fry (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 130Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormSeries Title: Over the Hedge (Andrews McMeel)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLCAge Range: AdultBook theme: Comic Strips & CartoonsAuthor: Michael FryLanguage: English About the Book The stars of a strikingly successful comic strip, irrascible raccoon R.J. and his sidekick turtle, Verne, have found little trouble adapting to the ways of their human neighbors. OVER THE HEDGE 2 is sure to appeal to animal lovers, suburbanites, and anyone who can laugh at the human condition, as seen through the eyes of two nearly-human opportunists. Book Synopsis ""These are wicked little guys who'll pick your pocket as they steal your heart.""-Ted Koppel, host of ABC's Nightline Suburbanites treasure their sameness, safety, and security, little knowing what lurks just Over the Hedge. There, in a strikingly successful comic strip created by writer Michael Fry and illustrator T Lewis, reside the only slightly displaced original inhabitants of the land: R.J., an irascible raccoon, and his sidekick turtle, Verne. Verne and R.J. have found little trouble adapting to the ways of their human neighbors. In fact, the relationship works out just perfectly when it comes to borrowing their hot tubs, setting the table with gourmet leftovers, or relaxing on their lawn furniture. It's not that the dynamic duo don't want to stick up for sovereign rights to their turf. It's just that barbecue feasts, television, and even computers keep luring them closer to the enemy camp. Now in Over the Hedge 2, Fry and Lewis present their second tour de farce. They've got RJ arguing with one of his woodland neighbors, ""This 'angry white mole' thing is so early eighties."" There's Verne breaking the Internet by e-mailing seven million copies of Spam and potato chip pie recipe. And also, both of the ""boyz in the wood"" taking off in their human-neighbor Nate's Harley with the help of training wheels and a nine-iron pedal extender. Through it all, Fry, who also produces the nationally syndicated strip Committed, sustains a wickedly funny commentary on the joys of suburban living, while Lewis, a successful illustrator of fourteen children's books, keeps the masked wonder and his shell-shacked companion fresh from frame to frame.Over the Hedge 2 is sure to appeal to animal lovers, suburbanites, and anyone who can laugh at the human condition, as seen through the eyes of two nearly-human opportunists.
How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man - by Mary McHugh (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mary McHughLanguage: English Book Synopsis Do you find yourself yelling at the TV? Are you incapable of reading instruction manuals? If so, you're at risk of developing crotchety old man-itis, and this is the book for you. We all have a crotchety old man in our lives. Maybe he's your father, your grandfather, your brother, your husband--or, though you'd never admit it, even you! Author Mary McHugh's 250 hilarious truths, illustrated by Adrienne Hartman, are a lighthearted razz of the grumpy old man in our lives. You know the one: he salts everything automatically before tasting it, he thinks he's the best driver to ever grace pavement, and he still hasn't learned how to empty the dishwasher. Big on fun and filled with hilarious insights, How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man is a perfect Father's Day, birthday, or holiday gift for any man who wants to ensure he doesn't slip into the crotchety zone. About the Author Mary McHugh is a writer and regular contributor to SeniorWomen.com. She is the author of 15 books, including How Not to Become a Little Old Lady. Mary has written for "Good Housekeeping," the "New York Times," and "Family Circle."Online: www.marymchugh.com
Zona Alfa - (Osprey Wargames) by Patrick Todoroff (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 64Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Role Playing & FantasySeries Title: Osprey WargamesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Osprey GamesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Patrick TodoroffLanguage: English About the Book Explore, salvage, and survive inside the Exclusion Zone in this near-future Eastern European-themed skirmish wargame. Book Synopsis Explore, salvage, and survive inside the Exclusion Zone in this near-future Eastern European-themed skirmish wargame.Zona Alfa is a set of simple, fast-play skirmish rules for scavenging, exploring, and surviving in a near-future, post-apocalyptic Eastern European setting. Players take on the role of bandits, mercenaries, and military units fighting over the blasted Exclusion Zone and its abandoned artifacts. Customize your fighters with a variety of weapons and specialisms to create your ideal warband. With extended rules for campaigns, character progression, terrain, and environmental hazards, Zona Alfa contains all the tools required to engaging in blistering firefights within the Exclusion Zone. About the Author Patrick Todoroff's love of military miniatures began more than 40 years ago when his step-father took him to the MiniFigs USA factory. He's been hooked ever since and even set his game table on fire once. A stained-glass artisan and SFF writer, he lives and works on Cape Cod, MA. Sam Lamont is a ENnie award winning illustrator, concept artist, and games designer. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including Doctor Who, Total War: Warhammer, Call of Cthulhu and Star Wars. He loves creating expansive worlds, intricate games, and horrifying monsters. Find his work at: moonskinned.co.uk
Primary Crullers - by Jim Meddick (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 130Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLCAge Range: AdultBook theme: Comic Strips & CartoonsAuthor: Jim MeddickLanguage: English About the Book Created by Jim Meddick, "Robotman" has quickly gained a cult following among readers who prize the strip's blend of Monty Pythonesque absurdities, social satire, and pop cultural parodies. Centered around nerdy inventor Monty Montahue and his sidekick, a cynical android named Robotman, this outrageous strip presents an unusual variety of offbeat, adult humor. Book Synopsis Robotman spoofs suburbia, trashes tacky TV shows and offers absurdist commentary on everything from hosing down spider monkeys to the latest conspiracy theory. "I've tried to create the comic strip equivalent of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus, '" says Jim Meddick.
The Everything Mindful Word Search Book, Volume 1, Volume 1 - (Everything(r)) by Charles Timmerman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Word & Word SearchSeries Title: Everything(r)Format: PaperbackPublisher: EverythingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Charles TimmermanLanguage: English Book Synopsis Enjoy the calming, satisfying task of solving word search puzzles while staying mindful and centered with these meaningful word lists derived from a quote, meditation, or affirmation designed to help you stay present. Concentrating on a word search can be as effective as meditation for relieving stress. The Everything Mindful Word Search Book, Volume 1 takes this already peaceful activity even further. Each puzzle features words from a quote that explores and celebrates mindfulness. With guided meditations, positive affirmations, and reflections on gratitude, self-realization, and happiness, you will find a treasure trove of positive, mindful activities that give you a sense of peace and accomplishment. Take your mindfulness to the next level with these entertaining, serene puzzles that foster a positive mindset all day long.
The Dog Is Not a Toy - (Get Fuzzy Collection) by Darby Conley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: Get Fuzzy CollectionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLCAge Range: AdultAuthor: Darby ConleyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Get Fuzzy makes the fur fly. This freshly amusing strip is a darling among readers who enjoy pets with an attitude. This wry cartoon features Rob Wilco, a mild-mannered ad guy who's guardian to two rambunctious pets: Bucky, a temperamental cat who carries a boom box and goes on spending sprees, and Satchel, a gentle canine who tries to remain neutral even when he bears the brunt of Bucky's mischief. Together, this unlikely trio hangs out together, watching TV, cooking for friends, and attempting the occasional adventure outside. Anyone who has a pet or even knows one will find this Get Fuzzy collection, The Dog is Not a Toy, an astutely witty take on relationships between the species. About the Author Darby Conley is an illustrator and former elementary school teacher who was born in Concord, Mass., but spent most of his childhood in Knoxville, Tenn. He attended Amherst College and currently lives in Massachusetts with his cat. He first sketched the characters Bucky, Satchel, and Rob in 1996, and the strip was syndicated in 1999.
Madam How and Lady Why - by Charles Kingsley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 238Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Living Book PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Charles KingsleyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Although first published in eighteen sixty-nine, Charles Kingsley's Madam How and Lady Why remains a classic book on earth science. Presented as a series of easy conversations dealing with natural phenomenon like earthquakes, volcanoes, coral reefs etc, it gives readers a basic understanding of geologic and earth knowledge. This edition is presented complete and unabridged, including all of the intricate illustrations featured in the original publication.
Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Video & ElectronicFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan Books (UK)Age Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Bursting with timelines, concept art, locations, history, character profiles, and technology, this is the ultimate guide to the milennia-long struggle between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order. Book Synopsis Bursting with timelines, concept art, locations, history, character profiles, and technology, this is the ultimate guide to the milennia-long struggle between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order. The covert war between two secret organizations, the Templars order and the Brotherhood of the Assassins, has been raging for millennia. Packed with beautiful images and featuring the latest lore, Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide, explores the major characters, technology, key historical settings, and epic story of this conflict. Encompassing the entire franchise, Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide is both an ideal introduction and the perfect guide to the Assassin's Creed universe, full with facts on: -The Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar order -The First Civilisation -Technology and Weapons -Historical Settings and Locations -The Present day storyline Review Quotes "A must for the diehard Assassin's Creed fan" - Borg.com About the Author Titan Books is a publisher of fiction and illustrated books for established media brands and genre fans. Pop culture is in our DNA. From movies, TV, and video games, to compelling and award-winning genre fiction, our goal is to entertain.
The Braindead Megaphone - by George Saunders (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Riverhead BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysAuthor: George SaundersLanguage: English About the Book Saunderss first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are his travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the Buddha Boy of Nepal. Book Synopsis From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. The breakout book from the funniest writer in America--not to mention an official Genius--his first nonfiction collection ever. George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the Buddha Boy of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker. Review Quotes Some novelists seem to make great reporters. Two of the best journalists of the last 50 years are Norman Mailer and David Foster Wallace; their literary nonfiction is jaw-droppingly good, the equal of their fiction. Maybe it's time to add noted short-story writer George Saunders to this short list... Is Saunders' book on cartnear? Hoo boy. [Grade: ] A--Entertainment Weekly Saunders's bitingly clever and compassionate essays are a Mark Twain-syle shot in the arm for Americans, an antidote to the dumbing down virus plaguing our country.--Vanity Fair About the Author George Saunders is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo; Tenth of December; In Persuasion Nation; The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil; Pastoralia; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline; The Braindead Megaphone; and a children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker, Harper's and GQ. In 2006, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. In 2000, The New Yorker named him one of the Best Writers Under 40. He is a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. He teaches at Syracuse University.
This Is a Book - by Demetri Martin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 268Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grand Central PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysAuthor: Demetri MartinLanguage: English About the Book Featuring narrative essays, short stories, conceptual pieces and drawings, the bestselling "This Is a Book" delivers sharp jokes and colorful characters from the brilliant mind of the renowned comedian. Book Synopsis From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end. Review Quotes "Demetri Martin has a very funny and original mind. If I could draw a graph explaining how funny and original he is, I would. But I don't do that. Demetri does that."-Conan O'Brien---"The best [material] would be at home in one of Woody Allen's classic books...Martin has energy to burn." -Kirkus---"This book embodies the essence of Demetri's comedy to perfection, which is a good thing since he wrote it. Silly but incredibly smart, it's exactly what puts me in awe of his work."-Will Ferrell---"This book is so funny I forgot to laugh. I know that sounds like a childish criticism, but I mean it literally: This book is so funny, I forgot a whole bunch of things--who I am, what I stand for, large chunks of my childhood, my sense of equilibrium, how to fall asleep, and when I'm supposed to laugh at things."-Chuck Klosterman---"Throughout, Martin jokes in many guises, silly one moment, barbed the next, and he achieves a satirical brilliance." -Publishers Weekly---"When I first saw Important Things With Demetri Martin, I said to myself, "this is the funniest thing ever." I was wrong. This Is A Book is better." -Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers: The Story of Success--- About the Author Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh's Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock. His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts. You can find him at www.demetrimartin.com, at www.facebook.com/demetrimartin, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.
The Aesthetic of Play - by Brian Upton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Video & ElectronicFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Brian UptonLanguage: English About the Book A game designer considers the experience of play, why games have rules, and the relationship of play and narrative. Book Synopsis A game designer considers the experience of play, why games have rules, and the relationship of play and narrative. The impulse toward play is very ancient, not only pre-cultural but pre-human; zoologists have identified play behaviors in turtles and in chimpanzees. Games have existed since antiquity; 5,000-year-old board games have been recovered from Egyptian tombs. And yet we still lack a critical language for thinking about play. Game designers are better at answering small questions (Why is this battle boring?) than big ones (What does this game mean?). In this book, the game designer Brian Upton analyzes the experience of play--how playful activities unfold from moment to moment and how the rules we adopt constrain that unfolding. Drawing on games that range from Monopoly to Dungeons & Dragons to Guitar Hero, Upton develops a framework for understanding play, introducing a set of critical tools that can help us analyze games and game designs and identify ways in which they succeed or fail. Review Quotes This thoughtful book is unusual in that the author has extensive experience in video game development and also has a strong interest in philosophy, aesthetics, and epistemology.--Choice-- About the Author Brian Upton cofounded Red Storm Entertainment, where he was lead designer of the popular games Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. He is now a script doctor for games at Sony's Santa Monica Studio.
Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations - by R C Bell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 464Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Board GamesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: R C BellLanguage: English About the Book This encyclopedic volume provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (Go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings. Book Synopsis There are many authoritative books on card games and chess, but only a handful on the dozens of other games known to mankind. This excellent handbook by R. C. Bell is a basic reference to board and table games from around the world, and one of the two or three finest books ever written on the subject. Originally published in two volumes in the 1960's, it is now available for the first time in a corrected, one-volume edition.Mr. Bell's encyclopedic work provides the rules and methods of play for 182 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'I (Go), backgammon, Wari, Continental draughts, Pachisi, Japanese chess, Bidou, Domino Loo, Cribbage, and many others. Volume one is divided into chapters devoted to race games, war games, games of position, Mancala games, dice games, and domino games; volume two follows the same arrangement and then proceeds to games with numbers, card games requiring boards, and games requiring manual dexterity. Additional information is furnished on making boards and pieces, and on gaming-counters.Game players, toymakers, and historians of culture will welcome this guided tour of games from Egypt, Meso-America, the Orient, India, Persia, Rome, Africa, Victorian England, and many other societies. Over 300 illustrations, both photographs and line drawings, add an illuminating counterpoint to the text.
X-Treme Parenting - (Baby Blues) by Rick Kirkman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 239Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormSeries Title: Baby BluesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Comic Strips & CartoonsAuthor: Rick KirkmanLanguage: English About the Book When the recipe box has more pizza coupons than recipes, or for those days when all that parents can accomplish is making a tray of ice cubes, "Baby Blues" offers parental fatigue redemption. This collection features cartoons from "Briefcase Full of Baby Blues" and "Night Shift." Book Synopsis "Nothing is certain but death and taxes. And laundry." -Baby Blues proverb When the recipe box has more pizza coupons than recipes, or for those parenting days when all you seem to accomplish is brushing your hair and making a tray of ice cubes, Baby Blues offers parental fatigue redemption. The brainchild of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, this Baby Blues treasury features cartoons from Briefcase Full of Baby Blues and Night Shift. From prophetic Baby Blues proverbs like, "The grass is always greener on the knees of your kid's new white pants," to Dinner Table Olympics where Synchronized Whining is the main event, young parents Darryl and Wanda keep pace with energetic children Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren, as Kirkman and Scott expertly navigate the daily nuances of newborns, nocturnal diaper changes, and the nirvana of family life. About the Author Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott s work on "Baby Blues" has delighted fans and wowed the cartooning world since the pair launched the strip in 1990. Rick lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Jerry, also the cocreator of the award-winning comic strip"Zits," lives in central coastal California. Online: babyblues.com Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have delighted fans and impressed the cartooning world since the strip launched in 1990, and the passion continues today. Rick calls Phoenix, Arizona, home. Jerry, also the cocreator of "Zits," lives in central coastal California."
Butter My Butt and Call Me a Biscuit - by Allan Zullo & Gene Cheek (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 216Genre: HumorSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Allan Zullo & Gene CheekLanguage: English Book Synopsis They're called colloquialisms, idioms, of just good old fashioned, home-grown country sayings steeped in humor and home-spun common sense. These parlances might not fit the modern hoity toity rhetoric you're used to seeing in print or hearing on TV, and that's exactly why they're more refreshing than an ice cube in July. In Butter My Butt and Call Me a Biscuit, Author Allan Zullo offers up more than 200 vernacular verses presented in themes, such as: * Admitting You're Wrong--The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm, 'cause the colder it gets the harder it is to swallow. * Congress--Gettin' a politician to do somethin' good for our country is like tryin' to poke a cat out from under the porch with a rope. * Ego--Some people are so full of themselves, you'd like to buy 'em for what they're worth and sell 'em for what they think they're worth. * Teenage Boys--You kinda wish they used their heads for somethin' besides hat racks. * Revenge--Two wrongs don't make a right, but they sure do make it even. * Surprises--Sometimes you get so surprised by life there ain't nothin' else to say but, 'Butter my butt and call me a biscuit.' About the Author Allan Zullo is the author or coauthor of nearly 100 nonfiction books, including the books in the best-selling Amazing But True series. He lives in Fairview, North Carolina. Gene Cheek, a born and bred Tar Heel, lives in Swannanoa, North Carolina.
All's Fair in Love and War - by Bob Eckstein (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Princeton Architectural PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Comic Strips & CartoonsAuthor: Bob EcksteinLanguage: English Book Synopsis The perfect gift for an anniversary--or your divorce lawyer--All's Fair in Love and War will woo over hopeless romantics and cynical heartbreakers alike. Find wit and wisdom on love in all its varieties, from a first date to a third divorce. This curated collection features work by over forty of the best and brightest New Yorker cartoonists, including Roz Chast, Sam Gross, Liana Finck, Bob Mankoff, and Edward Steed. Many of the cartoons appear in print for the first time. Review Quotes "I've written about a couple of these Ultimate Cartoon Books in the past: there's one about book cartoons and one about critics. This one is about relationships: romance, weddings, divorce, therapy, affairs, and so on. You've got your couple talking to each other while sitting in bed, couples in bars and restaurants, couples in a car together. These collections aren't published by the New Yorker, but they're definitely New Yorker-style comics (and the cartoonists featured have all appeared in the New Yorker), so if you enjoy that style of humor, you'll like these as well." - GeekDad"This witty and sophisticated anthology of captioned cartoons will be appreciated by anyone who eschews saccharine sentimentality and rhapsodic romanticism. The subjects of love and marriage, divorce and infidelity, same-sex relationships and the war between the sexes, the frisson of love at first sight and the ennui that descends on long-lasting marriages are all fodder for humorous, pithy commentary." - The Beacon NewspapersThe 'perfect gift for an anniversary or your divorce lawyer, ' this collection which contains the work of more the 40 New Yorker cartoonists will 'woo over hopeless romantics and cynical heartbreakers alike' with its wit and wisdom on the subject of love. - The Bookseller (UK) About the Author Bob Eckstein is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer whose work frequently appears in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and MAD magazine. He is the author of Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores and, most recently, The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons and Everyone's A Critic.
Doggos Doing Things Magnets - (Rp Minis) (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: HumorSub-Genre: TopicSeries Title: Rp MinisFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Rp MinisAge Range: AdultBook theme: AnimalsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Bring your favorite dog memes off the screen with these Doggos Doing Things Magnets, based on the wildly popular Instagram account of the same name. Box includes: 10 photographic "meme magnets" featuring hilarious photos of floofers, borkers, and puppos along with doggo language captionsA 32-page mini book with additional images of cute puppers (ranging from smol flufferinos to long bois), all featuring laugh-out-loud captions About the Author Doing Things Media owns twenty original content brands with an audience of more than 25,000,000 followers who love and share their funny, relatable content.
Brain Games - Word Search Puzzles (Arrow) - (Spiral Bound)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Word & Word SearchSeries Title: Brain GamesFormat: Spiral BoundPublisher: Publications International, Ltd.Age Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis A collection of more than 80 word search puzzles to engage your mind and entertain you. Puzzle themes include geography, sports, movies, music, food, and much more.Spiral binding allows the book to lay flat while in use.Complete answer key found at the back of the book.192 pages
The New York Times Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: GamesSub-Genre: CrosswordsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Will ShortzLanguage: English Book Synopsis For the first time ever, Will Shortz personally selects 75 of his favorite puzzles from his tenure as editor of The New York Times crossword puzzles. Special commentary will appear along with each puzzle and give clever insight into the puzzle-solving world that Will Shortz dominates. Getting to know the background on these puzzles will add a new dimension for the growing number of crossword buffs. Also included is a special introduction written by Shortz that explains why these puzzles qualify as his favorites among the thousands of puzzles he has edited in his career. Since Will Shortz has become crossword editor of the Times, the puzzles have featured increased wordplay, and a hip, contemporary attitude towards crosswording. Review Quotes "Will Shortz's Favorite Crossword Puzzles is a must-have for any serious puzzler, and jolly good fun for anyone else." --CNN.com About the Author Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.
The Best of Me - by David Sedaris (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyAuthor: David SedarisAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysLanguage: English About the Book The American humorist, author, and radio contributor shares his most memorable work in a collection of stories and essays that feature him shopping for rare taxidermy, hitchhiking with a quadriplegic, and hand-feeding a carnivorous bird. Book Synopsis "Genius... It is miraculous to read these pieces... You must read The Best of Me." --Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler's lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say "give it to me" in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris's work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms--at long last--with the other. Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected--it's often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder--but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful. Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called "the funniest man alive" (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing--quite often at himself--and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time. Review Quotes "The Best of Me encompasses a wide swath of his past work, from early entries in The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs section to fan-favorite essays like 2000's 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' (in which he recounts taking French-language classes from a merciless teacher) and 2016's 'The Perfect Fit' (about shopping for outrageous clothes in Tokyo)." --Seija Rankin, Entertainment Weekly "A comprehensive retrospective... The essayist collects his best stories spanning his career, from previously published volumes and magazine features."--Barbara Vandenburgh, USA Today "A generous and rollicking collection... Sedaris is a fun, wickedly funny companion. But for all his playful irreverence... he also brings a sharp moral eye to his subjects--which tend toward the eclectic. Writing about everything from family tragedy to international travel to taxidermied owls, he illuminates the manifold wonders (and weirdness) of everyday life. For those new to Sedaris's work, this book will serve as a delightful introduction. For longtime fans, it will offer a familiar comfort, like catching up with an old friend."--Cornelia Channing, Vulture "An excellent introduction to Sedaris' work if, somehow, you're not among the millions who have made him a mainstay on bestseller lists and flocked to his ticketed readings. Even if you've read or listened to every word he's ever written, it's a terrific highlights reel and a chance to view the arc of Sedaris' development as a writer over 25 years... In his more serious moments, Sedaris expresses surprise and gratitude for his good fortune. Even his father, "that perpetual human storm cloud," has finally, in his late 90s, acknowledged his elder son's fantastic accomplishments. The Best of Me is a well-earned victory lap." --Heller McAlpin, Christian Science Monitor "If you're looking for some comic relief, look no further than David Sedaris." --Tonya Mosley, NPR "Longtime fans and astute readers will understand that the title doesn't refer entirely to the author; he has chosen and arranged works to highlight his funny, often dysfunctional and always loving parents, siblings and partner, Hugh--the people he believes are the best of him."--Bethanne Patrick, Washington Post "Sedaris fans will gobble up this greatest hits compilation... When you're craving a good old-fashioned belly laugh, turn to this new retrospective collection of Sedaris' funniest and most heartwarming essays and fictional stories written over the last 25-plus years."--Lesley Kennedy, CNN "Sedaris's brilliant knack for observational humor is on full display in this terrific retrospective essay collection... Sedaris finds ample fodder for his keen satiric sense in his life and the lives of those around him. Sedaris can take even the most serious subject and evoke both empathy and laughter. He can also be just plain hilarious... This is the perfect introduction for the uninitiated, while Sedaris's fans will enjoy rediscovering old favorites."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The collection magnifies many of the attributes that have made Sedaris such a beloved writer, not least of which is the sense of wit... Across 46 stories and 400 pages, Sedaris' clarity as a writer comes through. The pieces can be painfully funny and painfully poignant for the same reason: He's economical with words, thoughts, jokes and emotions."--Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle "The genius of The Best of Me is that it reveals the growth of a writer, a sense of how his outlook has changed and where he finds humor... The subject, in many of the pieces Sedaris has selected, is the judgment and pain we inflict on one another, and by 'we' Sedaris does not mean people in general. He means him. And he means you. And he means me... You must read The Best of Me. It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever--we're allowed to laugh."--Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review About The Author David Sedaris is the author of Calypso, Theft by Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Gross Anatomy - by Mara Altman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: PaperbackPublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysAuthor: Mara AltmanLanguage: English Book Synopsis An honest, funny, neurotic, and totally gross love child of Mindy Kaling and Mary Roach. Mara Altman's volatile and apprehensive relationship with her body has led her to wonder about a lot of stuff over the years. Like, who decided that women shouldn't have body hair? And how sweaty is too sweaty? Also, why is breast cleavage sexy but camel toe revolting? Isn't it all just cleavage? These questions and others like them have led to the comforting and sometimes smelly revelations that constitute Gross Anatomy, an essay collection about what it's like to operate the bags of meat we call our bodies. Divided into two sections, The Top Half and The Bottom Half, with cartoons scattered throughout, Altman's book takes the reader on a wild and relatable journey from head to toe--as she attempts to strike up a peace accord with our grody bits. With a combination of personal anecdotes and fascinating research, Gross Anatomy holds up a magnifying glass to our beliefs, practices, biases, and body parts and shows us the naked truth: that there is greatness in our grossness. Review Quotes Praise for Gross Anatomy I've wanted the language to discuss why I have been inveterately disappointed with my sex and body since the day I looked a mirror in the eye. Here is a book that will set you free, wake you up, and get you on your own team. I am a woman, and I will now take pleasure in allowing you to hear me roar.--Chelsea Handler "It's an honest, often hilarious look at women's bodies, how we think of them, our practices, questions, embarrassments. It's all on display, and Mara Altman is not shy about any of it."--NPR's All Things Considered"Delightfully crass...[Altman's] level of research coupled with her unique shade of humor sets her series of essays apart."--Publishers Weekly "An endearingly outrageous attempt to demystify the female body while shedding light on the causes of female corporeal insecurities. A simultaneously funny and informative memoir about the wonder of the human body."--Kirkus Reviews "Altman's bottomless curiosity and razor-sharp wit are a perfect match for fans of Mary Roach and everyone frustrated or fascinated by their mysterious vessel of flesh."--Booklist "Altman both contends with her feelings about her own body and raises some cultural questions I've been pondering for a while...I felt very seen by it. So in a way, it's not just [about] one woman. It's [about] all of us.--The Forward Like microdermabrasion for the psyche, Mara Altman's delightful collection removes the veneer of shame and stigma associated with the messier aspects of womanhood. Pairs well with tweezers.--Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give "Gross Anatomy anoints Mara Altman at once the Mary Karr of sweat, the David Sedaris of head lice, and the Frank McCourt of nudist resorts....What more could you ask for in a book?"--Sarah Knight, New York Times-bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck "Mara Altman treads bravely where most humans dare not go: into the slippery, icky, mushy corners of the collective human bod. She comes out triumphant, concluding hilariously that not every aspect of our bodies needs to be worshiped, purified, and/or plucked. Sometimes bodies are just plain odd. I read this while shrieking, laughing, and eating a bagel--as we bodies do."--Tori Telfer, author of Lady Killers "Gross Anatomy is a charming, deeply-researched, whole-hearted embrace of our imperfections, the things that women don't talk about because we feel they mar our societally imposed notions of femininity. But after reading Mara Altman's exploration of her body (and ours) you'll feel more comfortable with yourself, from head to toe."--Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles "Forget that old fake news about sugar and spice. With wit and candor, Mara Altman tells us what girls are really made of--and it's a hair-raising revelation."--Tom Robbins, author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Jitterbug Perfume "I love how Gross Anatomy delightfully reveals Mara Altman's upbeat and life-affirming obsession with the human body--our lovelinesses and not-so-lovelinesses. Lots of people will soon feel far more body-positive because of this book."--Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test"Mara Altman boldly goes where no man has gone before. With this collection of hilarious and honest stories, I'm hoping that will change."--Lesley Arfin, author of Dear Diary and co-creator of Netflix's Love About the Author Mara Altman enjoys writing about issues that embarrass her (e.g., chin hair), because she has found that putting shame on the page defuses the stigma, leaving her with a sense of empowerment and freedom. Her first book, Thanks for Coming, an investigation into love and orgasm, was translated into three languages. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and New York magazine, among other publications. Before going freelance, Altman worked as a staff writer for The Village Voice and daily newspapers in India and Thailand. An alumna of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in San Diego with quite a few other hairy beings.
How to Be a Winner at Chess - by Fred Reinfeld (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: GamesSub-Genre: ChessFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ballantine BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Fred ReinfeldLanguage: English About the Book The result of 20 years' experience and study, this book is something unique in chess guides--an amusing, easily read, and even more easily understood book for the majority of "in-between" players, those who have been checkmated too many times or who have been bogged down in the innumerable rules of various experts. Included are a chapter on the basic rules and a brief resume of the system of chess notation. Book Synopsis Read This Book And Learn How To Enjoy One Of The Most Fascinating Games In The World How, to Be a Winner at Chess is the result of twenty years' experience and study: and it is something unique in chess books -- an amusing, easily read, and even more easily understood book for the vast majority of "in-between" players, those who have been checkmated too many times or who have been bogged down in the innumerable rules of various experts. Fred Reinfeld gives you twelve basic, simple rules for winning play. All the types of checkmates, the relative importance of the chess pieces, and simple, effective strategies are discussed succinctly. And there are three important chapters on the three strongest moves -- the check, the capturing threat, and the pawn promotion. Reinfeld always emphasizes practice over theory; he gives you the rules and demonstrates exactly how you should use them. For those who don't know the rules or who might have forgotten them, there is a chapter with all the basic rules and moves, and a brief resume of the system of chess notation. From the Back Cover Fred Reinfeld gives you twelve basic, simple rules for winning play. All the types of checkmates, the relative importance of the chess pieces, and simple effective strategies are discussed succinctly.
The Goldblum Variations - by Helen McClory (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)Weight: .22 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: HumorSub-Genre: TopicFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin BooksAuthor: Helen McCloryAge Range: AdultBook theme: Celebrity & Popular CultureLanguage: English About the Book The essential companion for any fan--a collection of stories, musings, puzzles, and games based on Hollywood actor and otherworldly icon Goldblum as he (and alternate versions of himself) travels through the known (and unknown) universe in a mighty celebration of weird and wonderful Goldbluminess.ness. Book Synopsis "Fantastic!" --the actual Jeff Goldblum (for real) The essential companion for any fan of Jeff Goldblum, Hollywood's most beloved and otherworldly icon. You like Jeff Goldblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory really likes Jeff Goldblum. So lie back, Jurassic Park-style, and prepare to enjoy The Goldblum Variations, a collection of stories, musings, puzzles, and games based on the one and only Jeff Goldblum as he (and alternate versions of himself) travels through the known (and unknown) universe in a mighty celebration of weird and wonderful Goldbluminess. Maybe he's cresting the steep bluffs of a mysterious planet on an epic treasure hunt, maybe he's wearing a nice sweater, maybe he's reading from this very book. The possibilities are endless. Treat yourself . . . because all that glitters is Goldblum. Review Quotes "Attention Jeff Goldblum stans (i.e. everyone with a pulse) . . . Christmas gifts are now sorted."--Literary Hub "Metatexually dazzling yet absurdly soothing, Helen McClory's The Goldblum Variations will put a dent in your bad vibes. . . . It is not hyperbole to say that [this] is the best book I have read this year. . . . McClory has crafted a very fine, lushly sensitive, gently moving series of portraits of a cultural icon . . . a crushingly excellent display of metatextual prowess that also manages to be uplifting and fun. The Goldblum Variations is the sweetest kind of adventure. McClory's quick read delivers the real thing--even though the thing is totally made up and silly."--PopMatters About The Author Helen McClory is a writer from Scotland. She has an undergraduate MA in English and Classical Studies from the University of St. Andrews, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of New South Wales, and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. She has lived in Sydney, Australia and New York City and currently resides in Edinburgh. While in NYC, she worked as a dog walker and had the distinction of walking Lou Reed's dog. Most recently, she volunteered on a horse farm in central Portugal, despite finding horses slightly alarming. Her other interests include cooking and absurdism.
Brain Games - USA Word Search (#1) - (Spiral Bound)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Word & Word SearchSeries Title: Brain GamesFormat: Spiral BoundPublisher: Publications International, Ltd.Age Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Classic word search puzzles with patriotic American themes like capitals, inventions, history, and famous folks from all eras.Puzzle themes ranging from simple and straightforward to a bit more difficult and obscure, so puzzlers of all levels will enjoy.Over 80 puzzles, full answer key in the back, and lay-flat easy spiral format.192 pages. If you like this book check out Brain Games - USA Word Search (#2) - ISBN-13: 9781645581376 and Brain Games - USA Word Search (#3) - ISBN-13: 9781645585091