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The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring (Snark S...
by Lawrence Dorfman

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

November 03, 2015

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<I>The Snark Handbook</I> is back and it’s more uproarious than ever. This revised and expanded edition contains even more snide remarks, witty comebacks, and biting commentary than the bestselling first edition. With dozens of hilarious jokes, plus lists such as “Snarky Movie Descriptions,” “Money Can’t Buy You Happiness, But it Can Buy…”, and “Excuses to Get Out of a Date,” it’s easy to find the perfect bit of irreverence to fit every mood and occasion. <I>The Snark Handbook</I> also features hundreds of the best quotes from beloved heroes of snark:<BR><BR>“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”-Dorothy Parker<BR>“I never forget a face, but in your case, I’m happy to make an exception”-Groucho Marx<BR>“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best part.”-Charles Dickens<BR>“I’m at an age where my back goes out more than I do.”-Phyllis Diller<BR><BR>With charming black and white illustrations to accompany the wry remarks on every page, <I>The Snark Handbook</I> is as fun to look at as it is to read. It’s a must-have whether you want to brush up on your snark, need a good laugh after a bad day, or are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite smartass.
Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed

Language

English

Pages

162

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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<b>National Best Seller</b><br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>Wild</i>, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive.<br /><br /> Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her three prior books and in her "Dear Sugar" columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. <br />      This book gathers, each on a single page, more than 100 of Strayed's indelible quotes and thoughts--"mini instruction manuals for the soul" that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all. <br />       Be brave enough to break your own heart.<br />       You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. <br />       Keep walking. <br />       Acceptance is a small, quiet room. <br />       Romantic love is not a competitive sport.<br />       Forward is the direction of real life. <br />       Ask yourself: What is the best I can do? And then do that.
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 />
The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
by Skyhorse

Language

English

Pages

162

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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“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.
On 1984: Quotes for the Orwellian Future Happening Today
by Racehorse Publishing

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<DIV><B>Fake news, manufactured paranoia, and an encroaching totalitarian state. Have we arrived in <I>1984?</I></B><BR />  <BR /> George Orwell’s dystopian classic, <I>1984</I>, was written as a warning for democracies to be on guard against the signs of fascism and totalitarianism. At the time, readers believed those dark days were relegated to history. But these days, the United States is displaying all the signs of the Orwellian nightmare.<BR />  <BR /> President Donald Trump presides over a drastically divided nation. While some believe his tweets and alternative facts, a large portion of the populace is struggling to resist his administration’s relentless onslaught against our democracy.<BR />  <BR /> Both chilling and hopeful, <I>On 1984</I> offers a broad range of quotations that are as resonant today as they were in Orwell’s times. Editor James Daley introduces the volume and organizes the quotes in sections that reflect our troubled times: <ul><li>Fake News and Alternative Facts</li><li>Bad Hombres</li><li>Draining the Swamp</li><li>Order and Strength</li><li>Resistance</li></ul></DIV>
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Language

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>
Writers on... Atheism: (A Book of Quotations, Poems and Literary ...
by Amelia Carruthers

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

January 28, 2016

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Writers on… Atheism' provides the ultimate literary definition of atheism. It contains a vast array of atheism quotes, arguments for and against this 'new religion', as well as a history of atheism. A fascinating look into the links between religion and morality, this book provides an inspirational look at great minds, atheist authors, and their thoughts on both old and new atheism. Showcasing the writing of some of the world’s most influential sceptics, and the battles of atheism vs. Christianity, and atheism vs. agnosticism, this collection makes for some thoroughly thought-provoking reading. <br /><br />The 'Writers on…' series is a collection of extracts, anecdotes and occasional philosophical musings from the world's most well known authors. This book of quotes, inspirational poems, letters, and quips, celebrates writers who have an individual, creative outlook on the world; on subjects from 'drink' to 'death', and 'love' to 'libraries'. Starting with ancient civilisations and moving towards the present day, this anthology of intellectual, inspirational and often funny quotes, provides a fascinating insight into a vast array of topics.
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 </strong><em><strong>Girl, Wash Your Face</strong></em><strong> will love Becca Anderson's </strong><em><strong>Badass Affirmations</strong></em></p><p><strong>Even a badass needs daily affirmations:</strong> We all need reminders. You don’t leap out of bed 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. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Often we find ourselves at the back of our own bus, having made everyone else happy but our 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 reminds you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself, but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best way. There are reasons we need esteem boosters. We pick up scars and get bumps and bruises in daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have old “tapes” from poor parenting looping through your unconscious brain. “You’ll never amount to anything. You’re not good at sports. Your sister has a better singing voice than you, so we’re sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.” Even nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on our souls. But, we can 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 life’s busyness and demands, stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a “gratitude adjustment.” You have need for some “me TLC” and a dose of radical self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>In <em>Badass Affirmations</em><em> you will:</em></strong></p><p>• Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily<br />• Experience a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction<br />• Take control of your destiny<br />• Strengthen your self-esteem</p>
The Patch
by John McPhee

Language

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 Wisdom of FDR
by Dagobert D. Runes

Language

English

Pages

85

Publication Date

November 09, 2010

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<DIV><p> </p><DIV><B>How a great American president communicated a changing worldview</B><DIV> </div></div><DIV>What made Franklin Delano Roosevelt an effective leader? His policies and decisions changed our nation’s and the world’s history. But more than his skill as a savvy politician and progressive thinker, FDR’s ability to directly and eloquently voice his thoughts on national concerns, social change, and humanity spoke to and reached the hearts of his people. In this selection of quotes drawn from his speeches and papers, FDR’s observations and opinions cover everything from faith, war, and peace, to religion, freedom, and the very definition of what it is to be an American. Essays include “The Four Freedoms,” “We Belong to Many Races,” “True Education,” “The Rights of the Common Man,” “Dynamic Democracy,” and “Government with a Soul.”</div><p> </p></div>

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