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The most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date Reasons To Vote For Democrats A Comprehensive Guide is a political treatise sure to stand the test of time Lefty lawyers require that we state the book is mostly blank and contains precisely 1 235 words A must-have addition to any political observer s coffee table Thorough --Ben Shapiro nationally syndicated columnist and New York Times bestselling author
Written in 1948 1984 was George Orwell s chilling prophecy about the future And while 1984 has come and gone his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears It was their final most essential command Winston Smith toes the Party line rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth With each lie he writes Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes But as he starts to think for himself Winston can t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching A startling and haunting vision of the world 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish No one can deny the influence of this novel its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers or the resiliency of its admonitions a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The compelling inspiring and comically sublime story of one man s coming-of-age set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani New York Times Newsday Esquire NPR Booklist Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison Living proof of his parents indiscretion Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could at any moment steal him away Finally liberated by the end of South Africa s tyrannical white rule Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist It is also the story of that young man s relationship with his fearless... rebellious and fervently religious mother his teammate a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty violence and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life The stories collected here are by turns hilarious dramatic and deeply affecting Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother s unconventional unconditional love Praise for Born a Crime A compelling new memoir By turns alarming sad and funny Trevor Noah s book provides a harrowing look through the prism of Mr Noah s family at life in South Africa under apartheid Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid but a love letter to the author s remarkable mother Michiko Kakutani The New York Times An unforgettable memoir Parade What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure even with all its darker edges and perilous turns is reading Noah recount in brisk warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her and an enormous gift to the rest of us USA Today Noah thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother Their fierce bond makes this story soar People Noah s electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race gender and class Booklist starred review A gritty memoir studded with insight and provocative social criticism with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations Kirkus Reviewsmore
New York Times Bestseller The Bob s Burgers Burger Book gives hungry fans their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day in seventy-five original practical recipes With its warm edgy humor outstanding vocal cast and signature musical numbers Bob s Burgers has become one of the most acclaimed and popular animated series on television winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and inspiring a hit ongoing comic book and original sound track album Now fans can get the ultimate Bob s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day Recipes include the Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger the Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger and the Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger comes with Fried Okra Serve the Sweaty Palms Burger comes with Hearts of Palm to your ultimate crush just like Tina Belcher or ponder modern American literature with the I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series s signature style The Bob s Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family as well as beloved characters including Teddy Jimmy Pesto Jr and Aunt Gayle All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily... followed blog The Bob s Burger Experiment more
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA new book from 1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson destined to be a classic part therapy part best friend part humor part coloring book When Jenny Lawson is anxious one of the things she does is to draw Elaborate doodles beautiful illustrations often with captions that she posts online At her signings fans show up with printouts of these drawings for Jenny to autograph And inevitably they ask her when will she publish a whole book of them That moment has arrived You Are Here is something only Jenny could create A combination of inspiration therapy coloring humor and advice this book is filled with Jenny s amazingly intricate illustrations all on perforated pages that can be easily torn out hung up and shared Drawing on the tenets of art therapy which you can do while hiding in the pillow fort under your bed You Are Here is ready to be made entirely your own Some of the material is dark some is light some is silly and profane and irreverent Gathered together this is life happening right now all around in its messy glory as only Jenny Lawson could show us
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist journalist and die-hard Republican P J O Rourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton As P J put it America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692 So why not put Hillary on the dunking stool In How the Hell Did This Happen P J brings his critical eye and inimitable voice to some seriously risky business Starting in June 2015 he asks Who are these jacklegs high-binders wire-pullers mountebanks swellheads buncombe spigots four-flushers and animated spittoons offering themselves as worthy of America s highest office and surveys the full cast of presidential candidates including everyone you ve already forgotten and everyone you wish you could forget P J offers a brief history of how our insane process for picking who will run for president evolved from the very first nominating convention thanks Anti-Masonic Party through the reforms of the Progressive era because there s nothing that can t be worsened by reform to the present He takes us through the debates and key primaries and analyzes everything from the campaign platforms or lack thereof to presidential style Trump s appearance indeed Trump s... existence is a little guy s idea of living large A private plane A swell joint in Florida Gold-plated toilet handles And he rises from the depths of despair to come up with a better way to choose a president Following his come-to-Satan moment with Hillary and the Beginning of End Times in November P J reckons with a new age America is experiencing a change in the nature of leadership We re getting rid of our leaders And we re starting at the top more
The bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented unforgettable and explosively human Ten years after her beloved groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life 1 New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal delivers a book full of her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative wistful reflections and insightful wit It is a mighty life-affirming work that sheds light on all the ordinary and extraordinary ways we are connected Like she did with Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life Amy Krouse Rosenthal ingeniously adapts a standard format a textbook this time to explore life s lessons and experiences into a funny wise and poignant work of art Not exactly a memoir not just a collection of observations Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a beautiful exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet and speaks to the awe bewilderment and poignancy of being alive a groundbreaking new twist on the traditional literary experience Textbook is a delightful collection of interesting scenarios that directly point to life lessons Rosenthal manages to spotlight grand moments and everyday moments with equal curiosity proving that it can be both a privilege and petrifying... to peek into one s humanity Associated Press Rosenthal is a marvel a talented storyteller with an experimental flair for formatting This engaging playful and clever glimpse into one woman s life offers lots of photographs graphic illustrations and diagrams resulting in a book that will make readers smile as their notions of story delivery expand Booklistmore
George Orwell s timeless and timely allegorical novel a scathing satire on a downtrodden society s blind march towards totalitarianism All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others A farm is taken over by its overworked mistreated animals With flaming idealism and stirring slogans they set out to create a paradise of progress justice and equality Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible When Animal Farm was first published Stalinist Russia was seen as its target Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked under whatever banner the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh
The Liberal Rednecks a three-man stand-up comedy group doing scathing political satire celebrate all that s good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red Smart hilarious and incisive the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated traditions and intolerant attitudes tackling everything people think they know about the South the good the bad the glorious and the shameful in a laugh-out-loud funny and lively manifesto for the rise of a New South Home to some of the best music athletes soldiers whiskey waffles and weather the country has to offer the South has also been bathing in backward bathroom bills and other bigoted legislation that Trae Crowder has targeted in his Liberal Redneck videos which have gone viral with over 50 million views Perfect for fans of Stuff White People Like and I Am America And So Can You The Liberal Redneck Manifesto skewers political and religious hypocrisies in witty stories and hilarious graphics such as the Ten Commandments of the New South and much more While celebrating the South as one of the richest sources of American culture this entertaining book issues a wake-up call and a reminder that the South s problems and dreams aren t that far off from the... rest of America s more