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Writing about yourself is a funny business But in a project like this the writer has made one promise to show the reader his mind In these pages I ve tried to do this Bruce Springsteen from the pages of Born to Run In 2009 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl s halftime show The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it That s how this extraordinary autobiography began Over the past seven years Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life bringing to these pages the same honesty humor and originality found in his songs He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold New Jersey amid the poetry danger and darkness that fueled his imagination leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang seeing Elvis Presley s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park and the rise of the E Street Band With disarming candor he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work and shows us why the song Born to Run reveals more than we previously realized Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever... enjoyed Bruce Springsteen but this book is much more than a legendary rock star s memoir This is a book for workers and dreamers parents and children lovers and loners artists freaks or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep Like many of his songs Thunder Road Badlands Darkness on the Edge of Town The River Born in the U S A The Rising and The Ghost of Tom Joad to name just a few Bruce Springsteen s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences more
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards including Best MusicalLin-Manuel Miranda s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British defended the Constitution and helped to found the United States Fusing hip-hop pop R B and the best traditions of theater this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway reveals the storytelling power of rap and claims our country s origins for a diverse new generation HAMILTON THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions from the only two writers able to provide it Miranda along with Jeremy McCarter a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages-- since before this was even a show according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later In addition Miranda has written more than 200 funny revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto the full text of which is published here Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer Joan Marcus exclusive looks at notebooks and... emails interviews with Questlove Stephen Sond heim leading political commentators and more than 50 people involved with the production and multiple appearances by Presi dent Obama himself The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders the men and women who don t throw away their shot more
Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
Gala dinner Salvador Dal s surrealist cookbook Les d ners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment close this book at once it is too lively too aggressive and far too impertinent for you Salvador Dal Food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows Sex and lobsters collage and cannibalism the meeting of a swan and a toothbrush on a pastry case The opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dal 1904 1989 and his wife and muse Gala 1894 1982 were the stuff of legend Luckily for us Dal published a cookbook in 1973 Les diners de Gala which reveals some of the sensual imaginative and exotic elements that made up their notorious gatherings This reprint features all 136 recipes over 12 chapters specially illustrated by Dal and organized by meal courses including aphrodisiacs The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dal s extravagant musings on subjects such as dinner conversation The jaw is our best tool to grasp philosophical knowledge All these rich recipes can be cooked at home although some will require practiced skill and a well-stocked pantry This is cuisine of the old school with meals by leading French... chefs from such stellar Paris restaurants as Lasserre La Tour d Argent Maxim s and Le Train Bleu Good taste however voluptuous never goes out of fashion In making this exceptionally rare book available to a wide audience TASCHEN brings an artwork a practical cookbook and a multisensory adventure to today s kitchens more
This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
From the co-creator of the landmark series the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered wide-ranging history beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series
I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long Emma Straub New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers Across the globe women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages races backgrounds and industries Chock-full of practical inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths these interviews detail the keys to success for example going with your gut maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships highlight the importance of everyday rituals meditating creating a daily to-do list and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers stay true to what you believe in have patience The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush original photographs of the women in their work spaces
Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft The Official Cookbook a delicious compendium of recipes inspired by the hit online game from Blizzard Entertainment Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft The Official Cookbook a compendium of sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment Presenting delicacies favored by the Horde and the Alliance alike this authorized cookbook teaches apprentice chefs how to conjure up a menu of food and drink from across the realm of Azeroth Featuring food pairings for each dish ideas for creating your own Azerothian feasts and tips on adapting meals to specific diets this otherworldly culinary guide offers something for everyone The aromatic Spiced Blossom Soup is perfect for plant-loving druids and orcs will go berserk for the fall-off-the-bone Beer-Basted Boar Ribs With alternatives to the more obscure ingredients just in case you don t have Chimaerok Chops lying around this comprehensive cookbook will ensure that you have no trouble staying Well Fed Each chapter features dishes at a variety of skill levels for a total of more than one hundred easy-to-follow recipes for food and brews including Ancient Pandaren Spices Fel Eggs and Ham... Mulgore Spice Bread Dragonbreath Chili Graccu s Homemade Meat Pie Bloodberry Tart Greatfather s Winter Ale Whether you re cooking for two or revitalizing your raid group for a late-night dungeon run World of Warcraft The Official Cookbook brings the flavors of Azeroth to life like never before more
Pusheen returns in a delightful coloring book perfect for fans of I Am Pusheen the Cat The Internet s favorite chubby tubby tabby is back in a purr-fectly cute coloring book featuring adorable kitty drawings that will charm cat lovers and coloring book fans everywhere
Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents and inspirational tips and tutorials of several professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging easy-to-follow step-by-step projects prompts and exercises From the basic shape and form of letters to cursive script spacing and alignment artists will discover how to transform simple words phrases and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced notecards Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen coffee mugs calendars and more Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use as well as work out their artistic ideas Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art including calligraphy illustration chalk lettering and more artists will find a plethora of... exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style With comprehensive instructions and fun inspirational exercises and projects Creative Lettering and Beyond is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and stylish art form more