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The Way I Heard It
by Mike Rowe

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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’s #1 short-form podcast, <i>The Way I Heard It</i>, along with a host of personal memories, ruminations, and insights. It’s a captivating must-read.</b><br /><br /><i>The Way I Heard It</i> presents thirty-five mysteries “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Every one is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains—they’re all here, waiting to shake your hand, hoping you’ll remember them. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic—a memoir full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own remarkable life and career.
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
by Jia Tolentino

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English

Pages

303

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • “From <i>The New Yorker</i>’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”<i>—Esquire</i><br /><i> </i><br />“A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.”<i>—Vulture</i></b><br /><br /><b><b><b><b>FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK • </b></b></b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND <i>HARVARD CRIMSON </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>• <i>Time </i>• <i>Chicago Tribune</i> • <i>The Washington Post</i> • NPR • <i>Variety</i> • <i>Esquire </i>• <i>Vox</i> • <i>Elle </i>• <i>Glamour</i> • <i>GQ</i> • <i>Good Housekeeping </i>• <i>The Paris Review</i> • <i>Paste</i> • <i>Town & Country </i>• <i>BookPage </i>• <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> • <i>BookRiot </i>• <i>Shelf Awareness</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’s 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’s 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>LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY</b>
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
by Jill Lepore

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 28, 2014

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<p>A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism<br /><br />Harvard historian and <i>New Yorker </i>staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for <i>Family Circle </i>celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman.<br /> <i><br /> The Secret History of Wonder Woman </i>is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.<br />  <br /> This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers.<br /><br /> With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color<br /><br /></p>
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’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s 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—and 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.
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woma...
by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est...

Language

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 Estés, 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. Estés 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… that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.<br /><br />Dr. Estés 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. Estés 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 Estés, 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 Estés. 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 />—MAYA ANGELOU<br /><br />"A deeply spiritual book . . . She honors what is tough, smart, and untamed in women. She venerates the female soul."<br />—The Washington Post<br /><br />"Women Who Run With the Wolves isn’t just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle for one who knows."<br />—ALICE WALKER<br /><br />"An inspiring book, the ‘vitamins for the soul’ [for women] who are cut off from their intuitive nature."<br />—San 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’s access even to those, Dr. Estés has restored the fire—for us all."<br />—GLORIA 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 />—Los Angeles Times<br />
We Hope This Reaches You in Time
by , Samantha King Holmes

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>A revised and expanded paperback edition of <i>We Hope This Reaches You in Time</i> by Samantha King Holmes and r.h. Sin with all-new bonus material from the authors.</b><br />Ideas, poetry, and prose from bestselling authors Samantha King Holmes & r.h. Sin.
One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder
by Brian Doyle

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b>#1<i> SEATTLE TIMES BESTSELLER</i></b><b><i></i><br /></b><b>A playful and moving book of essays by a "born storyteller" (<i>Seattle Times</i>) who invites us into the miraculous and transcendent moments of the everyday</b><b></b><i></i><u></u><sub></sub><sup></sup><strike></strike><b></b><b></b><b></b><br />When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of sixty after a bout with brain cancer, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of the twenty-first century. Doyle writes with a delightful sense of wonder about the sanctity of everyday things, and about love and connection in all their forms: spiritual love, brotherly love, romantic love, and even the love of a nine-foot sturgeon.<br />At a moment when the world can sometimes feel darker than ever, Doyle's writing, which constantly evokes the humor and even bliss that life affords, is a balm. His essays manage to find, again and again, exquisite beauty in the quotidian, whether it's the awe of a child the first time she hears a river, or a husband's whiskers that a grieving widow misses seeing in her sink every morning. Through Doyle's eyes, nothing is dull. <br />David James Duncan sums up Doyle's sensibilities best in his introduction to the collection: "Brian Doyle lived the pleasure of bearing daily witness to quiet glories hidden in people, places and creatures of little or no size, renown, or commercial value, and he brought inimitably playful or soaring or aching or heartfelt language to his tellings." A life's work, <i>One Long River of Song</i> invites readers to experience joy and wonder in ordinary moments that become, under Doyle's rapturous and exuberant gaze, extraordinary.<br />
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 15, 2009

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.<br />  <br /> Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.<br />  <br /> Poetic and powerful, <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“<i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin</b>
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
by Leo Damrosch

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English

Pages

498

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of “the Club,” 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’s 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 “the Club.”  <br />  <br /> In this captivating book, Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters. With the friendship of the “odd couple” 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.
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1 (Kathartik...
by , Victor Hugo

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English

Pages

12348

Publication Date

January 27, 2020

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This 1st volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:<br /><br />Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women<br />Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice<br />Austen, Jane: Emma<br />Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot<br />Barbusse, Henri: The Inferno<br />Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall<br />Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre<br />Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights<br />Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes<br />Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh<br />Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland<br />Cather, Willa: My Ántonia<br />Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote<br />Chopin, Kate: The Awakening<br />Cleland, John: Fanny Hill<br />Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone<br />Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness<br />Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo<br />Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans<br />Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage<br />Cummings, E. E.: The Enormous Room<br />Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe<br />Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders<br />Dickens, Charles: Bleak House<br />Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations<br />Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment<br />Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot<br />Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles<br />Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie<br />Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers<br />Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo<br />Eliot, George: Middlemarch<br />Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones<br />Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary<br />Flaubert, Gustave: Sentimental Education<br />Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier<br />Forster, E. M.: A Room With a View<br />Forster, E. M.: Howards End<br />Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South<br />Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young Werther<br />Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls<br />Gorky, Maxim: The Mother<br />Haggard, H. Rider: King Solomon’s Mines<br />Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles<br />Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter<br />Homer: The Odyssey<br />Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame<br />Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables<br />Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow<br />James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady

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