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A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the Bu...
by Emmy J. Favilla

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<i>A World Without "Whom" </i>is <i>Eats, Shoots & Leaves </i>for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style guru of webspeak. <br /> <br /> As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of "correct" writing? When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar, and punctuation guidelines that would reflect not only the site's lighthearted tone, but also how readers actually use language IRL.<br /> <br /> With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White: A world without "whom," she argues, is a world with more room for writing that's clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes, and style debates among the most lovable word nerds in the digital media world--of which Favilla is queen--<i>A World Without "Whom" </i>is essential for readers and writers of virtually everything: news articles, blog posts, tweets, texts, emails, and whatever comes next . . . so basically everyone.
The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You N...
by Jon Bonne

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful?<br /> <br />Now, becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to forget all the useless, needlessly complicated stuff the “experts” have been telling you. In <i>The New Wine Rules</i>, acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know in simple, beautifully illustrated, easy-to-digest tidbits. And the news is good! For example: A wine’s price rarely reflects its quality. You can drink rosé any time of year. Don’t save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Editi...
by Betty Edwards

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 26, 2012

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<b>A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come.</b><br /><br /> Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes:<br /><br /> • a new introduction;<br /> • crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain;<br /> • new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.;<br /> • an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity;<br /> • and new reproductions of master drawings throughout
The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition: A Year in the L...
by Nikki Sixx

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 18, 2007

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In honor of the ten-year anniversary of<i> The Heroin Diaries</i>, Nikki Sixx’s definitive and bestselling memoir on drug addiction is reissued with exclusive new content. This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki’s yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by twenty percent in the past year alone, Nikki’s story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate are now more relevant than ever.<BR><BR>When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn’t any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn’t do. He spent days—sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers—in a coke- and heroin-fueled daze.<BR> <BR>The highs were high, and Nikki’s journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.<BR> <BR>Here, Nikki shares the diary entries—some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre—of those dark times. Joining him are Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Bob Rock, and a host of ex-managers, ex-lovers, and more.<BR> <BR>Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving,<i> The Heroin Diaries </i>follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi ...
by Hitomi Shida

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>In the <i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.</b> <br /><br />Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: <ul><li> cables</li><li> popcorn stitches</li><li> twisted stitches</li><li> edgings </li><li> and many more…</li></ul>A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include:<ul><li> A classic hat made using large patterns</li><li> An elegant scarf in lacy patterns</li><li> The ever-popular fingerless mittens</li><li> Thick socks that can be made using various patterns</li><li> A feminine collar using round stitching</li><li> And much more!</li> </ul><i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.
The DIY Balloon Bible Themes & Dreams: How To Decorate For Galas,...
by Sandi Masori

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

December 08, 2017

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Are you looking for a way to decorate an upcoming Gala, Bar Mitzvah, School Event, Anniversary, Quinceanera, Wedding, or just a random themed party just because? In this book, Sandi Masori, “America’s Top Balloon Expert”, shows how to make more than 40 different designs covering 9 different popular party themes. The designs in this book are up to date, tried and true designs that Sandi actually sells to her event clients. These are the most popular designs for galas, anniversaries, milestone birthdays, school events, Bar Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, weddings and more! Amaze your friends and wow your relatives. In addition to step by step instructions and photos, there is a link to a video for each recipe, so if you learn better by watching, you’re covered there too! <br /><br />And did we mention that most of these designs are air-filled? That’s right, most of them don’t require any helium! Instead they use frames (that you can build- it’s in the book), and common air. Be the hit of every party and have fun at the same time. Get your kids or friends involved and make a party out of making the party! <br /><br />Author Sandi Masori, has been in the balloon industry since 1994 and began making educational videos for the industry in 2002. She's authored 5 best-selling books on balloons and has made numerous local, national and international tv appearances talking about balloons and showing what can be done with them. When she's not decorating events with her local balloon company, Balloon Utopia, she's either writing the next book, recording how- to videos at You Tube, or hanging out with her kids.<br />
COLORED PENCIL Magazine - December 2017
by Platte Productions LLC

Language

English

Pages

36

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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Portraits that Pop, Monthly Art Box Subscriptions, Rendering Glass Bottles, Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Review, Creating A Series, and more. Featuring James Wempe
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the S...
by Scott Adams

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<b>Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of <i>Dilbert</i> recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. </b><br /><br /> Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of <i>Dilbert</i>, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In<i> How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big</i>, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.<br /><br /> No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:<br /><br /> • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.<br /> • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy.<br /> • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.<br /> • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.<br /><br /> Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
Call Me Walt: Everything You Never Knew About Walt Disney
by Jim Korkis

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 12, 2017

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<h2>Finally ... The Real Walt Disney</h2><p>In the half century since his death, Walt Disney has picked up a lot of biographical baggage. Fans see him as a saint, critics as a fraud. Was he kindly Uncle Walt, or a racist, rapacious tycoon? Disney historian Jim Korkis puts the rumors to rest.</p><p>The story of Walt Disney has been told many times. He's been portrayed as an "American original", an "animated man", and a "dark prince." Walt <i>was</i> all of these things, and others besides. Who you get depends on who's telling the story.</p><p>In <i>Call Me Walt</i>, Korkis lets the story tell itself, through interviews, an examination of media reports, Walt Disney's own words, and a comprehensive analysis of the positives and the negatives, the facets and the flaws, that characterize everyone's life, famous or not.</p><p>Forget "Uncle Walt." Forget the "Dark Prince of Hollywood." Those are lazy labels for a man who remains fascinating because he can't be relegated to a role.</p><p>If you think you know Walt Disney, you probably don't.</p>
Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Ma...
by Cullen Murphy

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School</b></p><p>For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits. </p><p>Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular comic strips <i>Prince Valiant </i>and <i>Big Ben Bolt</i>, and was the heart of this artistic milieu. Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group—<i>Superman</i>,<i> Beetle Bailey</i>,<i> Snuffy Smith</i>,<i> Rip Kirby</i>, <i>Hagar the Horrible</i>, <i>Hi and Lois</i>, <i>Nancy</i>,<i> Sam & Silo</i>, <i>Amy</i>, <i>The Wizard of Id</i>, <i>The Heart of Juliet Jones</i>, <i>Family Circus</i>, <i>Joe Palooka</i>, and <i>The Lockhorns</i>, among others. Cartoonists and their art were a pop-cultural force in a way that few today remember. Anarchic and deeply creative, the cartoonists were independent spirits whose artistic talents had mainly been forged during service in World War II.</p><p>Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, cartoons, and drawings, <i>Cartoon County</i> brings the postwar American era alive, told through the relationship of a son to his father, an extraordinarily talented and generous man who had been trained by Norman Rockwell. <i>Cartoon County</i> gives us a glimpse into a very special community—and of an America that used to be.</p>

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