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Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans a beautiful heartfelt funny and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a cityNow an instant 1 New York Times bestseller Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010 when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City Armed with his camera he began crisscrossing the city covering thousands of miles on foot all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called Humans of New York in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes The blog has steadily grown now boasting millions of devoted followers Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog With four hundred color photos including exclusive portraits and all-new stories Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York Surprising and moving printed in a beautiful full-color hardbound edition Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket
In Being Mortal bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times transforming birth injury and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable But in the inevitable condition of aging and death the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit Nursing homes preoccupied with safety pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs Hospitals isolate the dying checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot Doctors committed to extending life continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering Gawande a practicing surgeon addresses his profession s ultimate limitation arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families Gawande offers examples of freer more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even... to the end providing not only a good life but also a good end more
From actor Cary Elwes who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories exclusive photographs and interviews with costars Robin Wright Wallace Shawn Billy Crystal Christopher Guest and Mandy Patinkin as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman producer Norman Lear and director Rob Reiner The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey As You Wish is a... must-have for all fans of this beloved film more
This 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
The new nonfiction from 1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR THEIR STORIES ARE NOT Everyone has heard of a Ponzi scheme but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud Credit for inventing radio usually goes to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA--but if you ve never heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de Forest you know only half the story You ve probably been to a Disney theme park but did you know that the park Walt believed would change the world was actually EPCOT He died before his vision for it could ever be realized History is about so much more than dates and dead guys it s the greatest story ever told Now in this powerful follow-up to his national bestseller Miracles and Massacres Glenn Beck brings ten more true and untold stories to life The people who made America were not always what they seemed There were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us forward but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed us Dreamers and Deceivers brings both of these groups to life with stories written to put you right in the middle of the action You know that Woodrow Wilson was a progressive who... dramatically changed America but did you know that he was also involved in one of the most shocking national deceptions of all time You know I Love Lucy but the true story of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball is much better than anything they produced for television You ve heard of Upton Sinclair the socialist author who gained famed with The Jungle but it was a book he wrote two decades later that proved the depths he was willing to go to maintain his reputation From the spy Alger Hiss to the visionary Steve Jobs to the code-breaker Alan Turing--once you know the full stories behind the half-truths you ve been force fed once you meet the unsung heroes and obscured villains edited from our schoolbooks once you begin to see these amazing people from our past as people rather than just names--your perspective on today s important issues may forever change Find out why this series has become America s new go-to history book more
When the San Jos mine collapsed outside of Copiap Chile in August 2010 it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue but the saga of the miners experiences below the Earth s surface and the lives that led them there has never been heard until now For Deep Down Dark the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist H ctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales These thirty-three men came to think of the mine a cavern inflicting constant and thundering aural torment as a kind of coffin and as a church where they sought redemption through prayer Even while still buried they all agreed that if by some miracle any of them escaped alive they would share their story only collectively H ctor Tobar was the person they chose to hear and now to tell that story The result is a masterwork or narrative journalism a riveting at times shocking emotionally textured account of a singular human event Deep Down Dark brings to haunting tactile life the experience of being imprisoned inside a mountain of stone the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger and the spiritual and mystical... elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous place In its stirring final chapters it captures the profound way in which the lives of everyone involved in the disaster were forever changed more
From America s preeminent columnist named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer s essential timeless writings A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn Krauthammer has for decades daz zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country Now finally the best of Krauthammer s intelligence erudition and wit are collected in one volume Readers will find here not only the country s leading conservative thinker offering a pas sionate defense of limited government but also a highly independent mind whose views on feminism evolution and the death penalty for example defy ideological convention Things That Matter also features several of Krautham mer s major path-breaking essays on bioeth ics on Jewish destiny and on America s role as the world s superpower that have pro foundly influenced the nation s thoughts and policies And finally the collection presents a trove of always penetrating often bemused re flections on everything from border collies to Halley s Comet from Woody Allen to Win ston Churchill from the... punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist With a special highly autobiographical in troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies the tragedies and triumphs of the last three decades of American life more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future you must believe in secrets The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create In Zero to One legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation even if we re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice Information technology has improved rapidly but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master learning to think for yourself Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n adding more of something familiar But when you do something new you go from 0 to 1 The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won t make a search engine Tomorrow s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today s marketplace They will escape competition altogether because their businesses will be unique Zero to One presents at once an... optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places more
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality the concentration of wealth and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories In Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries ranging as far back as the eighteenth century to uncover key economic and social patterns His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values But economic trends are not acts of God Political action has curbed dangerous... inequalities in the past Piketty says and may do so again A work of extraordinary ambition originality and rigor Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today more
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminismWonder Woman created in 1941 is the most popular female superhero of all time Aside from Superman and Batman no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following Like every other superhero Wonder Woman has a secret identity Unlike every other superhero she has also has a secret history Harvard historian and New Yorker 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 Family Circle 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 The Secret History of Wonder Woman 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 more