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The Way I Heard It
by Mike Rowe

Language

English

Pages

271

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America鈥檚 #1 short-form podcast, <i>The Way I Heard It</i>, along with a host of personal memories, ruminations, and insights. It鈥檚 a captivating must-read.</b><br /><br /><i>The Way I Heard It</i> presents thirty-five mysteries 鈥渇or the curious mind with a short attention span.鈥?Every one is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don鈥檛. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains鈥攖hey鈥檙e all here, waiting to shake your hand, hoping you鈥檒l remember them. Delivered with Mike鈥檚 signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic鈥攁 memoir full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike鈥檚 own remarkable life and career.
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
by Leo Damrosch

Language

English

Pages

488

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of 鈥渢he Club,鈥?a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern</b><br /><br /> In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk鈥檚 Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as 鈥渢he Club.鈥?聽<br /> 聽<br /> In this captivating book, Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters. With the friendship of the 鈥渙dd couple鈥?Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the heart of his narrative, Damrosch conjures up the precarious, exciting, and often brutal world of late eighteenth-century Britain. This is the story of an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age, and our own.
#IMomSoHard
by , Jen Smedley

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<p><strong>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Has it been months since you鈥檝e read a book with actual adult words that had nothing to do with farm animals or superheroes or going potty? Well then, it鈥檚 time to take a break. Pour yourself some wine. Put on your comfy pants. All good? Ok, welcome to the party.</strong></p><p>Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of #IMOMSOHARD, know that you probably didn鈥檛 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鈥攊ncluding:</p><p>I KEEP IT TOGETHER SO HARD</p><p>I BODY AFTER BABY SO HARD</p><p>I HIT THE TOWN (AND AM IN BED BY 9:30 P.M.) SO HARD</p><p>I BUST MY ASS SO HARD</p><p>I KEEP FOOLS ALIVE SO HARD</p><p>Come 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鈥檛 care if your house is a mess and they won鈥檛 judge you if you pee a little when you sneeze.<em> </em>So kick back, relax, and enjoy. You deserve it. </p><p>聽</p>
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
by Jia Tolentino

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?鈥淔rom聽<i>The New Yorker</i>鈥檚聽beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.鈥?lt;i>鈥擡squire</i><br /><i>聽</i><br />鈥淎 whip-smart, challenging book.鈥濃€擹adie Smith 鈥?鈥淛ia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.鈥?lt;i>鈥擵ulture</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Time </i>鈥?<i>The Washington Post</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Esquire </i>鈥?<i>Elle聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Glamour</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Good Housekeeping </i>鈥?<i>The Dallas Morning News</i>聽鈥⒙?lt;i>BookPage</i></b><br /><br /> Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity.<br /><br /> <i>Trick Mirror</i> is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine鈥檚 journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die. Gleaming with Tolentino鈥檚 sense of humor and capacity to elucidate the impossibly complex in an instant, and marked by her desire to treat the reader with profound honesty, <i>Trick Mirror</i> is an instant classic of the worst decade yet.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Trick Mirror</i></b><br /><br />鈥淛ia Tolentino is the best young essayist at work in the United States, one I鈥檝e consistently admired and learned from, and I was exhilarated to get a whole lot of her at once in聽<i>Trick Mirror</i>. In these nine essays, she rethinks troubling ingredients of modern life, from the internet to mind-altering drugs to wedding culture. All through the book,聽single sentences flash like lightning聽to show something familiar in a startling way, but she also builds extended arguments with her usual, unusual blend of lyricism and skepticism. In the end, we have聽a picture of America that was as missing as it was needed.鈥?lt;b>鈥擱ebecca Solnit, author of聽<i>Men Explain Things to Me</i><br /></b>
In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You are Better...
by Joel Stein

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b><b>From Thurber finalist and former star TIME columnist Joel Stein comes a "</b></b><b><b>brilliant exploration" (Walter Isaacson) of America's political culture war and a hilarious call to arms for the elite.<br /><br /></b>"I can think of no one more suited to defend elitism than Stein, a funny man with hands as delicate as a baby full of soft-boiled eggs."--Jimmy Kimmel, host of <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!<br /></i></b><br />The night Donald Trump won the presidency, our author Joel Stein, Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for <i>Time</i> Magazine, instantly knew why. The main reason wasn't economic anxiety or racism. It was that he was anti-elitist. Hillary Clinton represented Wall Street, academics, policy papers, Davos, international treaties and the people who think they're better than you. People like Joel Stein. Trump represented something far more appealing, which was beating up people like Joel Stein.<br /><br /> In a full-throated defense of academia, the mainstream press, medium-rare steak, and civility, Joel Stein fights against populism. He fears a new tribal elite is coming to replace him, one that will fend off expertise of all kinds and send the country hurtling backward to a time of wars, economic stagnation and the well-done steaks doused with ketchup that Trump eats.<br /><br /> To find out how this shift happened and what can be done, Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists. All the while using the biggest words he knows. <br /><br />
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by , Mark Olshaker

Language

English

Pages

445

Publication Date

November 26, 1998

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<b>Now a Netflix original series</b><br /> <br />Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas鈥?twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country鈥檚 most notorious serial killers and criminals.<br /><br />In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases鈥攁nd into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.<br /> <br /> During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.<br /> <br /> As the model for Jack Crawford in <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i>, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

Language

English

Pages

641

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD </b><br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> books</b></p><p>Millions of readers of <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> believe they know Laura Ingalls鈥攖he pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser鈥攖he editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series鈥攎asterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder鈥檚 biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.</p><p>The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder鈥檚 real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children鈥檚 books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading鈥攁nd achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.</p><p>Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder鈥檚 dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, <i>Prairie Fires</i> reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.</p>
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woma...
by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est?..

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English

Pages

562

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

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"Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to 'civilize' us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become overdomesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped."<br /><br />In her now-classic book that spent 144 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and is translated into 35 languages, Clarissa Pinkola Est茅s, Ph.D., shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archaeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. Dr. Est茅s uses her families' ethnic tales, washed and rinsed in the blood of wars and survival, multicultural myths, her own lyric writing of those fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from her life witness, and also research ongoing for twenty years鈥?that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.<br /><br />Dr. Est茅s collects the bones of many stories, looking for the archetypal motifs that set a woman's inner life into motion. Her "La Loba" teaches about the transformative function of the psyche; in "Bluebeard," we learn what to do with wounds that will not heal; in her literary story "Skeleton Woman," we glimpse the mystical power of relationship and how dead feelings can be revived; "Vasalisa the Wise" brings our lost womanly instincts to the surface again; "The Handless Maiden" recovers the Wild Woman initiation rites; and "The Little Match Girl" warns against the insidious dangers of a life spent in fantasy. These and other stories focus on the many qualities of Wild Woman. With them, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand her, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine.<br /><br />In Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Est茅s has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.<br /><br />Clarissa Pinkola Est茅s, Ph.D., is an internationally known poet, post-trauma recovery specialist, senior training psychoanalyst [Jungian], and cantadora [keeper of the old stories] in her mestizo Latina tradition. Her doctorate is in ethno-clinical psychology / indigenous history from The Union Institute. She is an award-winning author both performance art and spoken word. <br /><br />PRAISE FOR WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES<br /><br />"I am grateful to Women Who Run With the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est茅s. The work shows the reader how glorious <br />it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be a woman. Everyone who can read should read this book."<br />鈥擬AYA ANGELOU<br /><br />"A deeply spiritual book . . . She honors what is tough, smart, and untamed in women. She venerates the female soul."<br />鈥擳he Washington Post<br /><br />"Women Who Run With the Wolves isn鈥檛 just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle for one who knows."<br />鈥擜LICE WALKER<br /><br />"An inspiring book, the 鈥榲itamins for the soul鈥?[for women] who are cut off from their intuitive nature."<br />鈥擲an Francisco Chronicle<br /><br />"Millennia of humans have gathered around fires to hear words that transferred hard-won wisdom and allowed dreams of unlimited possibilities. In a modern world that limits wisdom to 'facts,' and women鈥檚 access even to those, Dr. Est茅s has restored the fire鈥攆or us all."<br />鈥擥LORIA STEINEM<br /><br />"Stands out from the pack . . . This book will become a bible for women interested in doing deep work. . . . It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift."<br />鈥擫os Angeles Times<br />
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
by Clive James

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English

Pages

876

Publication Date

September 17, 2008

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<p><strong>"I can't remember when I've learned as much from something I've read鈥攐r laughed as much while doing it." 鈥擩acob Weisberg, <em>Slate</em></strong></p><br /><p>This international bestseller is an encyclopedic A-Z masterpiece鈥攖he perfect introduction to the very core of Western humanism. Clive James rescues, or occasionally destroys, the careers of many of the greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists, and philosophers of the twentieth century. Soaring to Montaigne-like heights, <em>Cultural Amnesia</em> is precisely the book to burnish these memories of a Western civilization that James fears is nearly lost.</p>
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories
by Patrick F. McManus

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 01, 2012

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<i>The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories聽</i>is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus鈥檚 existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.<br />Read about the antics of Patrick鈥檚 friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as 鈥淪haping Up for the Hunt鈥?and 鈥淏ear Hunters.鈥?McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story 鈥淭he Lady Who Kept Things.鈥?In the titular story, meet Patrick鈥檚 horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse鈥攐r keeping him in the garage.<br /><br />Other great stories include:<br /><ul><li>鈥淐atch-And-Eaters,鈥?about the importance of a forked stick when fishing</li><li>鈥?7000 TV Historical Extravaganza,鈥?a look at one director鈥檚 loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness</li><li>鈥淎 Lake Too Far,鈥?concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia</li><li>鈥淐hicken Chronicles,鈥?which involves Patrick鈥檚 memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to call</li></ul><br />So pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F. McManus in The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories.

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