By Christopher Morley
I imagined him in his loved Brooklyn, jogging in Prospect Park and preaching to likelihood comers approximately his gospel of fine books.
"When you promote a guy a book," says Roger Mifflin, the sprite-like e-book peddler on the heart of this vintage novella, "you don't promote him simply twelve oz of paper and ink and glue--you promote him a complete new life." during this beguiling yet little-known prequel to Christopher Morley's belovedHaunted bookstore, the "whole new life" that the touring bookman offers to Helen McGill, the narrator of Parnassus on Wheels, offers the romantic comedy that drives this fascinating love letter to a lifestyles in books.
The paintings of The Novella Series
Too brief to be a singular, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is usually unrecognized by way of teachers and publishers. still, it's a shape liked and practiced through literature's maximum writers. within the paintings Of The Novella sequence, Melville residence celebrates this renegade paintings shape and its practitioners with titles which are, mostly, provided in ebook shape for the 1st time.
By Bill Maher
Political provocateur invoice Maher updates his precious and hilarious consultant for the various americans who are looking to do extra the following at domestic to aid the conflict attempt, yet are at a loss as to what. one in every of our major pundits and state-of-the-art comedians has created definitely the right booklet for this time in our nation's background, the zeitgeist of post-9/11 the United States. this can be the ebook that may support american citizens make connections among what we do and the way it may possibly support (or damage) our troops and us.
By Anuja Chauhan
I'll make my sisters squirm like well-salted earthworms. I won't promote. Even my jutti wont promote. And if I die na, then even my gosht won't promote! The past due Binodini Thakur have been very transparent that she may by no means comply with promote her hissa in her Bauji's mammoth previous apartment on Hailey highway. And her daughter Bonu, is decided to honor her moms wishes.
But what to do approximately her 4 pushy aunts who're insisting she promote? One is bald and stingy, one is jobless and manless, one wishes the money to 'save the nation' and one is stepmother to Bonus formative years crush-brilliant younger Bollywood director Samar Vir Singh, who promised BJ upon his deathbed that he could get the home bought, divvy the cash both and finish the entire bickering in the family.
The first note child Bonu ever spoke used to be 'Balls' and certainly, she is ballsy, bullshit-intolerant, courageous and gorgeous. yet is she powerful sufficient to climate emotional blackmail by means of the spadefull? let alone shady developers, wily politicians, spies, lies and the knee-buckling hotness of Samars extreme eyes? Sharply saw and pulse-quickeningly romantic, this can be Anuja Chauhan writing at her gleaming most sensible!
By Joshua Ferris
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For someone who has ever labored in an place of work, hating every little thing and everybody in it, but fell aside whilst it was once time to go away -- this ebook is for you. Heartbreaking, but hysterically humorous, Then We got here to the End is the definitive novel concerning the modern American workplace.
With an irresistibly informal writing sort, Ferris makes readers part of his fictional ads corporation from the instant we open the ebook. via various impromptu conversations, colleagues come alive. We research that Larry and Amber have had an affair, and that Amber is pregnant. we all know that Chris Yop is panicking simply because he exchanged his place of work chair with no permission, and that Joe Pope is universally despised simply because he obtained promoted and now all people has to hear him. not anyone likes Karen Woo simply because she's continuously attempting to appear smarter than every person else. And the pinnacle boss, Lynn, has melanoma, yet she doesn't wish an individual to grasp. We remember the fact that the company is in difficulty, and that the volatile Tom Mota is being laid off. We become aware of that anybody can be subsequent. And we're death to grasp what's going to happen.
By the time readers end the e-book, they'll swear that Ferris has frolicked of their personal workplaces. And they'll thank him for taking pictures so knowingly what makes it so terrible, and what makes it our personal.
By P. G. Wodehouse
Regardless of marriage to a millionaire’s daughter and good fortune as a vice-president of Donaldson’s Inc., brands of the world-famous Donaldson’s Dog-Joy, Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth’s more youthful son, nonetheless is going in worry of his aunts while at Blandings fort. complete Moon tells the tale of ways he faces them down whereas selling the affection of invoice Lister and Prudence Garland.
A fascinating Blandings comedy with a whole Wodehouse supplement of aunts, pigs, millionaires, colonels, imposters and dotty earls.
By Bob Harris
The day-by-day information supplies occasions yet hardly ever context. So what do al-Qaeda, North Korea, and Iran actually need? Which faction is which in Iraq and who's arming whom? What's the take care of Somalia, Darfur, and Kashmir? Fatah, Hamas, and Hezbollah?
Finally, here's Who Hates Whom--a convenient, usually wonderful advisor to the world's fresh conflicts, from the massive and critical to the thoroughly absurd.
• Which international locations are battling over an uninhabitable glacier without actual strategic value--at an annual fee of part one thousand million dollars?
• Which underreported conflict has been the deadliest due to the fact international battle II--worse even than Vietnam--with a continual aftermath worse than most modern conflicts combined?
• Which royal relations have been revered as gods--until the crown prince machine-gunned the king and queen?
• Which country's highschool scholars imagine the Nazis had a "good side"? Which nation's readers lately placed Mein Kampf at the bestseller record? And which different nation watches itself with 4 million safeguard cameras? (Hint: All 3 are U.S. allies.)
Detailed with greater than fifty unique maps, pictures, and illustrations, Who Hates Whom summarizes greater than thirty international hotspots with concise essays, crowd pleasing diagrams, and (where attainable) glimmers of kindness and hope.
In which our bodies of water are you able to locate lots of the world's energetic pirates? Which dictatorship is bulldozing its personal villages? the place precisely are Waziristan, Bangsamoro, Kurdistan, Ituri, Baluchistan, and Jubaland--and how will they impact your existence and safety? discover in Who Hates Whom, a heavily a laugh examine worldwide humanity--and the inability thereof.
By Jared Stone
This is often the tale of a guy, a cow, and a query: What am I consuming?
After knowing he knew extra approximately tv on his wall than the nutrients on his plate, award-winning television manufacturer and novice chef Jared Stone buys 420 kilos of pork at once from a rancher and embarks on a hilarious and encouraging culinary event. With assistance from a very supportive spouse and a cadre of hugely amused acquaintances, Jared bargains a glimpse at one man's kinfolk as they struggle to profit approximately their nutrients and ask themselves what's rather for dinner.
Year of the Cow follows the pains and tribulations of a house prepare dinner as he starts to shape a deeper dating with nutrients and the surroundings. From assembly the rancher who raised his cow to studying the way to effectively pack a freezer with cow components, Stone will get to grasp his bovine and delves into our diets and consuming conduct, analyzing the ethnography of livestock, how prior generations ate, why environmentalists and genuine meals aficionados are mad for grass-fed pork, why yes cuts of pork are inclined to turn out on our plates (while boldly experimenting with those that don't), and masses extra.
Over the process dozens of nose-to-tail nutrition, Jared chefs his method via his cow armed with a pioneering spirit and a very good humorousness. He turns into extra aware of his nutrition, makes alterations to his way of life, and bravely confronts demanding situations he by no means expected—like how you can dry red meat jerky with out attracting the local natural world to the yard, and the way to discover deliciousness within the less-common cuts of meat just like the tongue and heart—sharing a recipe on the finish of every bankruptcy.
By studying the nutrition that fuels his lifestyles and thinking about why we consume the best way we do, Jared and his kinfolk slowly become aware of to how dwell a lifestyles extra fully—and event an international of culinary adventures alongside the best way.
By Wendy Northcutt
"Only issues are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm no longer so certain concerning the universe." -Albert Einstein
Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the daddy of evolution, The Darwin Awards vividly portrays the best examples of evolution in motion, and indicates us simply how unusual good judgment might be.
surprise on the thief who steals electric wires with out shutting off the present. Gape on the lawnchair jockey who floats to a top of 16,000 toes suspended by means of helium balloons. study from the fellow who friends right into a gas can utilizing a cigarette lighter. All 3 -- and plenty of extra -- contend for Darwin Awards whilst their offerings culminate in tremendous misadventures.
those stories of trial and awe-inspiring error--verified by means of the writer and recommended by way of web site readers--illustrate the continuing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory.
By Douglas Sarine, Kent Nichols
Lethal NINJA knowledge FOR THE NON-NINJA
Carefully contemplate the enjoyment of your soft-headed lack of information earlier than you start to run, turn, and leap alongside the Ninja Path.
After a lot debate and in a spirit of morbid leisure, the overseas Order of Ninjas has selected to supply The Ninja Handbook, the first-ever mystery ninja education advisor in particular designed for the non-ninja.
Most non-ninjas who deal with those smooth, lethal pages will die–probably in an elaborately awful and painful demeanour. yet even if your trip lasts 5 seconds or 5 days or (rather inconceivably) 5 years, all those that bravely absorb this article and stick to the tenets and trials laid out inside will die figuring out they have been as ninja as they potentially could’ve been.
For the real of middle or the super fortunate, this strong and honorable manuscript comprises such exceptional ninja knowledge as:
•How to create and identify your own deadly ninja clan
•The right weapon to exploit whilst combating a vampire pumpkin
•Why clowns and robots are so harmful at the Internet
•Easy-to-follow charts exhibiting while to slice and whilst to stab
•How to execute such ultradeadly kicks because the riding leave out Daisy
•Why pretty well each ninja motion picture ever made sucks
•How to make a shoggoth explode utilizing well-placed foliage
•What the heck a shoggoth is and why you’ll intend to make it explode
•Death Aide certification
•And even more ninjafied enlightenment on each shuriken-sharp page!
Remember: humans don't take the trail, the trail takes humans.
By Stuart McLean
Bestselling writer and radio storytelling sensation Stuart McLean revisits the heartwarming and hilarious buddies from his iconic Vinyl Cafe.
Dave and his spouse Morley might doubtless inform you that existence is what you are making it. regrettably for them, that suggests a compilation tape of error, miscues, misunderstandings, and clutter. That?s to not say that there's whatever fairly strange concerning the friends and family on the Vinyl Cafe. in the end, who wouldn?t try and toilet-train a cat? Who hasn?t all started a small domestic fix-it activity in simple terms to set hearth to the partitions? Created mass hysteria at a faculty live performance? misplaced an getting older relative whereas traveling our nation?s capital?
Vinyl Cafe Unplugged is a hot and pleasant choice of tales following the typical foibles and daily absurdities of relations life.