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Are you ready to see your fixer upper These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines stars of HGTV s Fixer Upper As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions like Who are these people What s the secret to their success And is Chip actually that funny in real life By renovating homes in Waco Texas and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper they have become America s new best friends The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna offering their fans a detailed look at their life together From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together to the project that nearly cost them everything from the childhood memories that shaped them to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today They both attended Baylor University in Waco However their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who among other things ran a lawn care company sold... fireworks and flipped houses Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper Four children and countless renovations later Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new sleeping baby Joanna s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children When Chip buys a houseboat sight-unseen and it turns out to be a leaky wreck Joanna s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple Memories and photos from Chip and Jo s wedding The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward sharing the success with others and bolstering the city of Waco along the way And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show Is Chip really that funny Oh yeah says Joanna He was and still is my first fixer upper more
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER You will not read a more important book about America this year The Economist A riveting book The Wall Street Journal Essential reading David Brooks New York TimesFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader probing look at the struggles of America s white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working-class Americans The decline of this group a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside J D Vance tells the true story of what a social regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America J D s grandparents were dirt poor and in love and moved north from Kentucky s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them They raised a middle-class family and eventually their grandchild the author would graduate from Yale Law School a conventional marker of their success in... achieving generational upward mobility But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out we learn that this is only the short superficial version Vance s grandparents aunt uncle sister and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse alcoholism poverty and trauma so characteristic of their part of America Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country more
1 New York Times BestsellerThe Newest Oprah s Bookclub 2016 SelectionThe highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out three happy children a doting spouse and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed A recovering alcoholic and bulimic Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place In the midst of crisis she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life Love Warrior is the story of one marriage but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another - and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they ve been... taught so that they can finally after thirteen years of marriage commit to living true true to themselves and to each other Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors strong powerful and brave able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all This chronicle of a beautiful brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper truer relationships and a more abundant authentic life 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
An exciting new book from 1 New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein When FBI Director James Comey announced in July that Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for mishandling classified information America was stunned Had the scandal-happy Clintons escaped justice once again Not so fast says investigative reporter and bestselling author Ed Klein There is far more behind Comey s shocking press conference than meets the eye -- and a minefield of email evidence between Hillary and the White House In his astonishing new book Klein uncovers the real story behind Hillary s email scandals and the dirty political games that have kept her one step ahead of the law - for now Klein reveals what the FBI s team of 150 investigators really found on Clinton s server How Comey originally threatened to resign over White House attempts to intervene in the investigation and his secret plan to go around the Justice Department if needed How an unprecedented Congressional investigation during an election year is uncovering new shocking evidence of corruption on a level some would call treason And what Bill and Hillary still have left in their bag of tricks in their desperate quest to get back into the Oval Office
The New York Times BestsellerWilliam F Buckley Jr remembers as only he could the towering figures of the twentieth century in a brilliant and emotionally powerful collection compiled by acclaimed Fox News correspondent James Rosen In a half century on the national stage William F Buckley Jr achieved unique stature as a writer a celebrity and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism He kept company with the best and brightest the sultry and powerful Ronald Reagan pronounced WFB perhaps the most influential journalist and intellectual in our era and his jet-setting life was a who s who of high society fame and fortune Among all his distinctions which include founding the conservative magazine National Review and hosting the long-running talk show Firing Line Buckley was also a master of that most elusive art form the eulogy He drew on his unrivaled gifts to mourn celebrate or seek mercy for the men and women who touched his life and the nation Now for the first time WFB s sweeping judgments of the great figures of his time presidents and prime ministers celebrities and scoundrels intellectuals and guitar gods are collected in one place A Torch Kept Lit presents more than fifty of Buckley s best eulogies drawing on... his personal memories and private correspondences and using a novelist s touch to conjure his subjects as he knew them We are reintroduced through Buckley s eyes to the likes of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan Elvis Presley and John Lennon Truman Capote and Martin Luther King Jr Curated by Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen a Buckley prot g and frequent contributor to National Review this volumes heds light on a tumultuous period in American history from World War II to Watergate the death of God to the Grateful Dead as told in the inimitable voice of one of our most elegant literary stylists William F Buckley Jr is back just when we need him most more
The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 a witty engaging serious and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law women s rights and popular culture My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics including gender equality the workways of the Supreme Court being Jewish law and lawyers in opera and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been and continues to be a prolific writer and public speaker This book s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America s most influential women
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For readers of Atul Gawande Andrew Solomon and Anne Lamott this inspiring exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living At the age of thirty-six on the verge of completing a decade s worth of training as a neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer One day he was a doctor treating the dying and the next he was a patient struggling to live And just like that the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi s transformation from a na ve medical student possessed as he wrote by the question of what given that all organisms die makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain the most critical place for human identity and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality What makes life worth living in the face of death What do you do when the future no longer a ladder toward your goals in life flattens out into a perpetual present What does it mean to have a child to nurture a new life as another fades away These are some of the questions... Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving exquisitely observed memoir Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015 while working on this book yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality in a sense had changed nothing and everything he wrote Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head I can t go on I ll go on When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient from a brilliant writer who became both Praise for When Breath Becomes Air I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option Part of this book s tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him passionately working and striving deferring gratification waiting to live learning to die so well None of it is maudlin Nothing is exaggerated As he wrote to a friend It s just tragic enough and just imaginable enough And just important enough to be unmissable Janet Maslin The New York Times An emotional investment well worth making a moving and thoughtful memoir of family medicine and literature It is despite its grim undertone accidentally inspiring The Washington Post Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy Kalanithi delivers his chronicle in austere beautiful prose The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead The Boston Globe Devastating and spectacular Kalanithi is so likeable so relatable and so humble that you become immersed in his world and forget where it s all heading USA Today It s Kalanithi s unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air so original and so devastating Its only fault is that the book like his life ends much too early Entertainment Weekly Split my head open with its beauty Cheryl Strayedmore