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The Patch
by John McPhee

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<p><b>An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book</b><i></i><br /><i></i><br /><i>The Patch</i> is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. </p><p>Part 1, “The Sporting Scene,” consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse—from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called “An Album Quilt,” is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form—occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines including <i>The New Yorker</i>. They range from a visit to the Hershey chocolate factory to encounters with Oscar Hammerstein, Joan Baez, and Mount Denali. </p><p>Emphatically, the author’s purpose was not merely to preserve things but to choose passages that might entertain contemporary readers. Starting with 250,000 words, he gradually threw out 75 percent of them, and randomly assembled the remaining fragments into “an album quilt.” Among other things, <i>The Patch </i>is a covert memoir.</p>
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader’s, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world’s most heinous murderers.<br />
Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women
by Becca Anderson

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Positive affirmations for a badass</strong></h3><p><strong>Fans of Rachel Hollis and <em>Girl, Wash Your Face</em> will love Becca Anderson's <em>Badass Affirmations</em></strong></p><p><strong>Even a badass needs daily affirmations:</strong> We all need reminders now and then. You don’t leap out of bed every day knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-do’s and responsibilities so we find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Most of the time, you find yourself at the back of your own bus, having made everyone else happy but your own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let’s stop that, shall we?</p><p><strong>The incredible art of self-affirmation:</strong> Positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson is here to remind you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself of that but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best possible way. While this might seem like a fluffy little exercise, it actually runs quite deep and will serve you the rest of your life. There are reasons we need esteem boosters here and there; we pick up scars along the way and get bumps and bruises in the wake of daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have these old “tapes” from poor parenting that loop around in your brain on an unconscious level, “You’ll never amount to anything. You’re not good at sports. Your sister has a much better singing voice than you, so we’re sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.” Even really nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on the souls of their children. But, this can all be overcome with the right mix of badass affirmations. Every day and in every way, you can learn the art of self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>Self-affirmation adjustment:</strong> If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by the busyness of life with too many demands, you need to stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a “gratitude adjustment.” Whenever you have gotten to this point, you have need for some “me TLC” and a dose of radical self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>The habit of daily affirmations builds self-esteem:</strong> If you affirm yourself every day, you can rule the world. More importantly, you can live a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction thanks to your own positive self-regard. Through the art of self-affirmation or daily affirmations, you can take control of your own destiny and create your ideal life. If it sounds easy, it can be but it does require the discipline that you reflect upon positive affirmations each day. These affirmations are a mindfulness practice that will strengthen your self-esteem. Like a muscle, the more you do it, the stronger your confidence and sense of self will be. <em>Positive Affirmations for a Badass</em> is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share. These very wise words and affirmative sayings have the power to touch our hearts, make us laugh and alleviate our stress, while realizing the vast potential life has to offer.</p>
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b><i>Bed of Procrustes </i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are <i>Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile, </i>and <i>Skin in the Game.</i></b><br /><br />By the author of the modern classic <i>The Black Swan</i>, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.<br /><br /><i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. <br /><br />Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.<br /><br />With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.<br /><br /><b>“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—<i>Financial Times</i></b>
Talk Southern to Me: Stories & Sayings to Accent Your Life
by Julia Fowler

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<DIV>The hilarious book that the South’s very own Dolly Parton described as “fun, informative, and oh-so Southern,” <I>Talk Southern To Me </I>is a love letter to the South, y’all. Essays ’bout charm, beauty and style, chewin’ the fat, love, parenting, and more—full of yes ma’ams and no sirs, casseroles and cheese balls, taffeta and pom-poms . . .  plus more Southern phrases than you can shake a stick at.<BR /><BR /> If you’re not from the South, bless your heart, pay attention cause there’s a ton of wisdom to be found in these heartfelt, humorous ways. Southerners speak their own unique version of the English language, and you’ll come to understand it in these pages. It’s a linguistic art. And it’s gooder than grits, y’all.<BR /><BR /> South Carolina native, <B>Julia Fowler, </B>is the creator of YouTube’s Southern Women Channel, home of the viral video series, <I>Sh%t Southern Women Say.</I> She is an actor, writer, and producer who has worked in television, film, and on Broadway. She currently resides in Venice Beach, California, and is generally irritated that it’s void of proper fried okra. Visit her at www.southernwomenchannel.com.</DIV>
The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
by Skyhorse Publishing

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<div>“For myself I am an optimist,” said legendary British politician Winston Churchill. “It does not seem to be much use being anything else.”<br /><BR>Have you ever wanted to deliver the ultimate Churchillian wisecrack? Give sound advice to a peer on how to deal with life’s problems? Or contribute to a heated discussion on international politics? <I>The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill</I> is the perfect pocket book to carry around in your arsenal as you laugh at Churchill’s devious brand of smarts and learn from his political and humanist outlook on life during the turmoil of the Second World War. Discover what he had to say about domestic politics, war and peace, power, struggles and strife, education, philosophy, and some of the biggest names of his time, including himself.<BR><BR>Beautifully designed and curated, this entertaining collection compiles the wisest and wittiest Churchill quotations that speak of the politician’s enduring legacy in contemporary pop culture. Full of savvy and wisdoms, <I>The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill</I> is sure to delight devoted fans of history and casual readers alike.<br /></div>
You Are Special: Words of Wisdom for All Ages from a Beloved Neig...
by Fred Rogers

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

September 01, 1995

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<b>The beloved host of PBS's <i>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood</i>, subject of the acclaimed documentary <i>Won't You Be My Neighbor?</i>, offers warm words of advice and encouragement, along with reflections on his own childhood</b><br /><br />Fred Rogers and his Neighborhood have been a presence in millions of homes for more than twenty-five years, educating, comforting, and influencing three generations of Americans. This compilation of his signature sayings and wise, succinct, straightforward thoughts is organized by themes—such as “Relationships,” “Childhood,” “Parenthood,” and “Communicating”—all enriched by personal memories of growing up. His ability to touch and inspire all kinds of people will make this book of great appeal to his television audiences past and present—and to anyone seeking wise, humane advice on how to get the most out of life.
Michelle Obama in her Own Words
by Michelle Obama

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

April 14, 2009

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<div>The election of Barack Obama has brought worldwide attention not only to what his policies will be, but to what kind of First Lady Michelle Obama will be. Throughout the long campaign season, Michelle Robinson Obama garnered a good amount of attention, kudos and criticism about her words, actions, even her appearance, but few people know what kind of role she will play once she settles into the White House. One clue is to examine her words and statements of the past, and the proposed book <I>Michelle Obama In Her Own Words</I> will show readers who are eager to learn more about America’s new history-making First Lady. <I>Michelle Obama In Her Own Words</I> will be a book that contains 200-250 quotations arranged in approximately 75 different categories. A short introduction and biography of the new First Lady will precede the quotes. Drawing on quotations from a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, transcripts, speeches, and TV interviews and profiles, the quotations date from Michelle’s career as a high-powered corporate lawyer in Chicago and her high-powered executive jobs in the Chicago Mayor’s office and at the University of Chicago, up through the election of November 5th, 2008. Rogak locates and organizes the funny, fascinating, inspiring (and occasionally controversial) words of our future First Lady, on topics such as:<P>• Abortion<BR>• Affirmative Action<BR>• Balancing career and family<BR>• Barack’s safety<BR>• Being compared to Jackie Onassis<BR>• Her childhood<BR>• Her critics<BR>• Her fashion sense<BR>• Hillary Clinton<BR>• Iraq<BR>• Racism<BR>• Rev. Jeremiah Wright<BR>• Sarah Palin<BR>• Terrorism<BR>• The “elitist” tag<BR>• The Presidential campaign<BR>• The role of the First Lady<BR>• Women who have influenced her</div>
Billy Graham in Quotes
by Franklin Graham

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

April 18, 2011

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<p><strong>God Speaks His Word Straight Into The Hearts Of Men And Women. </strong><strong>The Word Of God Is Alive And Active Today In The Lives Of Millions.</strong></p><p>With the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as his singular focus, Billy Graham faithfully, passionately, and unapologetically preached God’s Word for more than seventy years. At the age of ninety-two, during an exclusive Fox News interview in 2010, Dr. Graham told Greta van Susteren, “I have a tremendous amount of hope for the future because of Jesus Christ.”</p><p>In this stunning collection of quotes by Billy Graham comes a historic anthology covering seven decades of ministry, drawing from both his published and personal works. These pages are filled with hope, truth, and redemption and seek the hearts of a lost people who need God now more than ever.</p><p><em>Today we are putting our hopes in materialism, in technological progress, and in freedom from moral absolutes. They have all failed. They have failed because they have been powerless to change the human heart.</em></p><p>Join Billy Graham as he seeks to bring God’s Word to the heart of daily life. Reconnect and be drawn like never before. “Hearing Billy Graham express hope for the world gives me hope that my life can be worthwhile,” comments one twenty-two-year-old. Arranged topically for easy reference, <em>Billy Graham in Quotes</em> provides insight on more than one hundred topics anchored in Scripture. This gifted evangelist takes the focus off of the messenger and shines the Light on the Message of God’s Word.</p><p><em>Earth’s troubles fade in the light of heaven’s hope.</em></p>
The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thr...
by Mark Twain

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English

Pages

66

Publication Date

May 23, 2012

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<DIV><DIV><P>Renowned as a novelist, journalist, and humorist, Mark Twain is not only one of the most widely read and admired American writers, he is also among the most quoted. Wit and repartee permeate his work — from the short, light pieces to his great novel <I>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</I> and even later, in dark meditations on the human condition where his humor takes on a cynical, satirical twist. <BR>This remarkably inexpensive volume gathers together hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and a diversity of other topics that occupied his thoughts over 50 years of writing and lecturing.<BR>An invaluable, ready reference for writers, speakers, and others in search of amusing and insightful quotes, this entertaining and thought-provoking compilation is also an ideal introduction to Twain's inimitable style and thought.</DIV></DIV><P></P></P>

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