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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
by Amy Tan

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>In <em>Where the Past Begins</em>, bestselling author of <em>The Joy Luck Club</em> and <em>The Valley of Amazement</em> Amy Tan reveals herself in a way she never has before, delving into her childhood, adolescence, family history, beginnings as a writer and professional life to explore the answers to questions of purpose and meaning that we all ask ourselves as we get older. </p><p>Moving from her childhood in Oakland and growing up with her Chinese parents through her success as a novelist, Amy Tan delves into her creative interests in music, the paralysis of beginning a new project, journal-writing and travelling. <em>Where the Past Begins</em> chronicles the making of a writer. With characteristic humor and poignant observation, Tan weaves a nontraditional introspective narrative that is as complex and vibrant as this beloved American novelist’s fiction. Interspersed with direct correspondence between the author and her editor, the book will give fans and critics unparalleled insight into the author’s process, her thoughts on the literary enterprise, and her singularly warm, intelligent mind. </p>
Rossen to the Rescue: Secrets to Avoiding Scams, Everyday Dangers...
by Jeff Rossen

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><b>"Read this book, of course.”</b><br /><b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>NBC NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT AND HOST OF “ROSSEN REPORTS” ON TODAY BRINGS THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK TO LIFE.</b></p><p>Do you know where to take shelter in an earthquake? How to bust a lying car mechanic? Save money at the store?</p><p>You’ll know now.</p><p>Every morning, millions of Americans watch Jeff Rossen explain how to solve our most harrowing problems, such as: how to put out a kitchen fire, find bedbugs, avoid rip-offs, and even how to survive a plane crash. In <i>Rossen to the Rescue</i>, he includes daring experiments, expert advice, and game plans for handling all the wild cards in life—big and small—while sharing personal, and sometimes embarrassing, anecdotes that he couldn’t tell on television. Overflowing with never-before-seen tips and tricks, this book is filled with enough hacks to keep you and your family safe…and it just might save your life.</p>
Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast
by Marc Maron

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><b>"Public figures as you rarely if ever hear them: strikingly personal, surprisingly open, and profoundly emotional."</b><br /><b><i>— Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"I’m British, so I’m medically dead inside, but even I can’t help but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honestly like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he’s talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same."</b><br /><b>—John Oliver</b></p><p>From thebeloved and wildly popular podcast <i>WTF with Marc Maron</i> comes a book of intimate, hilarious and life changing conversations with some of the funniest, and most important people in the world like you’ve never heard them before. <i>Waiting for the Punch</i> features the stories and thoughts of such luminaries as Amy Schumer, Mel Brooks, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Sir Ian McKellen, Lorne Michels, Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon, RuPaul, Louis CK, David Sedaris, Bruce Springsteen, and President Obama.</p><p>This book is not simply a collection of these interviews, but instead something more wondrous: a running narrative of the world’s most recognizable names working through the problems, doubts, joys, triumphs, and failures we all experience. With each chapter covering a different topic: parenting, childhood, relationships, sexuality, success, failures and others, <i>Punch </i>becomes a sort of everyman’s guide to life. Barack Obama candidly discusses the challenges of the presidency, and the bittersweet moments of seeing your children grow up. Amy Schumer recounts the pain of her parents’ divorce. Molly Shannon uproariously remembers the time she and her best friend hopped a plane from Ohio to New York City when they were twelve on a dare. Amy Poehler dishes on why just because you become a parent doesn’t mean you have to like anybody else’s kids but your own. Bruce Springsteen expounds on the dual nature of desperation to both motivate and devastate. </p><p>Full of stories that are at once laugh-out loud funny, heartbreakingly honest, joyous, tragic and powerful, <i>Waiting for the Punch</i> is a book to be read from cover to cover, but it is also one to return to again and again.</p>
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><BR> <BR> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><BR> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.<BR><BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.<BR> <BR>The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<BR> <BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
by John McPhee

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p><b>The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher</b></p><p><i>Draft No. 4</i> is a master class on the writer’s craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative, while observing that “readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone’s bones.” The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising, and revising.</p><p><i>Draft No. 4</i> is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with <i>The New Yorker</i> and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at <i>Time </i>magazine. Throughout, <i>Draft No. 4</i> is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.</p>
Catholic Bible Facts: "Bible Facts: Q & A", "Books of the Bible (...
by MyCatholicSource Article ...

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English

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Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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"I learned a lot from this book, even though I'm Catholic educated and know quite a bit about the Bible." (CBF Previewer)<br /><br />+ + +<br /><br />Don't miss this handy 'information-filled' treasury of Catholic Bible facts! These MyCatholicSource.com article reprints contain...<br /> <br />* More Than 250 'Bible Facts Q & A' <br /><br />* Coverage of Beatitudes, Parables, and Jesus' Emphasized Statements<br /><br />* Books of the Bible (Information & Lists), and Psalms Lists<br /><br />* More Than 50 Links For More Information<br /> <br />Questions Include...<br /><br />* What does "Inspiration" of Holy Scripture refer to? <br />* What language was the Bible originally written in?<br />* Who is responsible for the chapter divisions and numbering of the Bible?<br />* What are deuterocanonical books?<br />* What is 'scriptural tropology'?<br />* What is the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament?<br />* What is the Septuagint?<br />* Is Holy Scripture free from error?<br />* How many words are in the Bible?<br />* How should the Bible be interpreted?<br />* What are Scripture 'senses'?<br />* Why isn't the Catholic Church "bible only"?<br />* Is it true that the Catholic Church has prohibited lay people from obtaining a Bible?<br />* What are some benefits of Holy Scripture?<br />* What if I feel "overwhelmed" by the Bible or find it hard to understand?<br />* How should I choose a Bible? What things should I be careful of when selecting a Bible?<br />* Is it acceptable for Catholics to use Protestant bibles?<br />* And many more...<br /><br />Whether you are new to Holy Scripture, or are already a devoted reader, you won't want to miss this informative educational reference!<br /> <br />Get your copy today. And purchase an extra copy to share!<br /> <br />+ + +<br /><br />"If aught could sustain and support a wise man in this life or help him to preserve his equanimity amid the conflicts of the world, it is, I reckon, meditation on and knowledge of the Bible." (St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church)<br /><br />+ + +<br /><br />Limitations & Notes<br /><br />* This publication is a great supplement to your Catholic Bible. It is NOT a replacement for a Bible. Note that it does NOT contain the full text of the Bible or the full text of the Psalms.<br />* Reprints are based on online versions of MyCatholicSource.com articles as they appeared at a point in time. Various items may differ from originals. Items contained within the articles are not comprehensive. <br />* This publication contains many facts about the Bible, including some 'Bible trivia' type items. However, this publication is NOT a book of Bible trivia. <br />* Unlike some other materials, this publication is geared specifically for Catholics. Various items may NOT apply to Protestant 'bibles' (or even to some Catholic Bibles).<br />
The Art of the Donald: Lessons from America's Philosopher-in-Chie...
by Christopher Bedford

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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Motivational self-help advice from President Donald Trump, covering everything from leadership and self-confidence to how to succeed in business.<BR><BR>President Donald Trump knows about living the good life and achieving success. With his election to the presidency, he added to a life that already includes billions of dollars, worldwide celebrity, and a beautiful family, despite legions of haters. In <i>The Art of the Donald</i>, <i>Daily</i> <i>Caller News Foundation</i> editor-in-chief Christopher Bedford takes you inside the new president’s unorthodox mind, unlocking the genius of his approach to everything in life and offering you insight into navigating life the Trump way.<BR> <BR> Featuring personal campaign-trail anecdotes and lessons from Trump’s long career as a businessman and politician, <i>The Art of the Donald </i>offers you life-changing pieces of advice, including <i>Keeping your message simple and delivering it effectively; Using competition to govern yourself and chaos to confuse your opponents; Cutting out the middlemen and getting directly to the deal-makers; Redefining conflicts and transactions on your own terms; Solving problems with ingenuity instead of money; </i>and<i> Believing in yourself, no matter what your opponents try to say</i>.<BR> <BR> Written in the style of Sun Tzu’s <i>The Art of War </i>and <i>The Tao of Warren Buffett, </i>this is a must-read for every Trump fan (and even the haters).
Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
by Bob Schieffer

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<span><span>From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24 hour news cycle, legendary journalist Bob Schieffer examines political journalism today and those who practice it. Based on interviews with over 40 media leaders, Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.</span></span>
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<DIV>“<B>An effervescent work, brimming with tales and confounding ideas carried in the ‘epic poem in our cells.’”—<I>Guardian</I></B><BR /><BR /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and <I>a lot</I> of sex.<BR /><BR /> But those stories have always been locked away—until now.<BR /><BR /> Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.<BR /><BR /><I>A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived</I> will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas—one that’s still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced.<BR /><BR /> Rutherford closes with “A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind,” filled with provocative questions that we’re on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And . . . where do we go from here?</DIV>
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
by Ray Bradbury

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

November 29, 2011

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<B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel <I>Fahrenheit 451</I> is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR><B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR>Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. <BR><BR>Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. <BR><BR>When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

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