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Wise and funny The Lorrie Moore short story or the Tina Fey memoir of cleaning tutorials Dwight Garner The New York Times Thrillingly titled For a generation overwhelmed not just by dust bunnies but by bong water on the carpet pee stains on the ceiling and vomit seemingly everywhere Jolie Kerr dispenses cleaning advice free of judgment A Mrs Beeton for the postcollege set Penelope Green The New York Times Jolie Kerr really cuts through the grease and grime with her new book I do what she tells me to do Amy Sedaris The author of the hit column Ask a Clean Person offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life s little emergencies Life is filled with spills odors and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can t tell your parents about And let s be honest no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag Thankfully Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor With signature sass and straight talk Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic how do I use a mop to the esoteric what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be... solved with a smile the right supplies and a little music more
Wherever Chelsea Handler travels one thing is certain she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous Now in this uproarious collection she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever On safari in Africa it s anyone s guess as to what s more dangerous the wildlife or Chelsea But whether she s fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live Asia duh or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago she s always game for the next misadventure The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches When things get truly scary like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side-except for the time she loses him in Telluride Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler s questions hot travel trips and travel etiquette none of which should be believed UGANDA BE KIDDING ME has Chelsea taking on the world one laugh-out-loud incident at a time
Behind every awful dangerous decision lurks one evil beast the Cool From politics to the personal from fashion to food from the campus to the locker room the desire to be cool has infected all aspects of our lives At its most harmless it is annoying At its worst it is deadly on a massive scale The Cool are the termites of life infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it from within The Cool report the news write the scripts teach our children run our government and each day they pass judgment on those who don t worship at the altar of their coolness The cool fawn over terrorists mock the military and denigrate employers They are in short awful people From what we wear and what we eat to what we smoke and who we poke pop culture is crafted and manipulated by the cool and to Greg Gutfeld that s Not Cool How do the cool enslave you By convincing you that - If you don t agree with them no one will like you - If you don t follow them you will miss out on life - If you don t listen to them you will die a lonely loserHow do you vanquish the cool and discover your own true self Read this book In Not Cool Greg Gutfeld bestselling author of The Joy Of Hate lays out the battle plan for reclaiming the real American ideal of... cool--building businesses protecting freedom at home and abroad taking responsibility for your actions and leaving other people alone to live as they damn well please Not Cool fights back against the culture of phonies elitists and creeps who want your soul It s not a book it s a weapon and one should be armed with it at all times more
Following the success of Go the F k to Sleep Confessions of a Scary Mommy and Ketchup Is a Vegetable a collection of funny warm and charmingly profane tales from the frontlines of parenthood by the author of the popular Baby Sideburns blog Once upon a time you and your partner had a perfect life dinners out weekend mornings cuddling in bed brunch with friends Then you gave birth to a poop machine or two Now it s all about the pediatrician breast pumps princess dresses and minivans And discovering that your pride and joy is actually a little A-hole When your son wakes you up at 3 00 A M because he wants to watch Caillou he s an a-hole When your daughter outlines every corner of your living room with a purple crayon she s an a-hole When your rug rats purposely paint the kitchen ceiling with their smoothies they re a-holes At times like these it s only natural to want to kill them or yourself But it s against the law and there s the suicide hotline Plus there s that whole loving them more than anything in the whole world thing In I Heart My Little A-Holes Karen Alpert shares hilarious stories lists and deep thoughts on the joys and horrors of raising children Accompanied by cheery illustrations and photos I Heart My Little A-Holes... will make you laugh so hard you ll wish you were wearing a diaper more
View our feature on George Orwell s 1984 Written in 1948 1984 was George Orwell s chilling prophecy about the future And while 1984 has come and gone Orwell s narrative is timelier than ever 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish No one can deny the power 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
Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema A true auteur Anderson is known for the visual artistry inimitable tone and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films Bottle Rocket Rushmore The Royal Tenenbaums The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou The Darjeeling Limited Fantastic Mr Fox and Moonrise Kingdom instantly recognizable as Andersonian The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson s filmography guiding readers through his life and career Previously unpublished photos artwork and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films melancholy and playful wise and childish and thoroughly original Praise for The Wes Anderson Collection In The Wes Anderson Collection Seitz expands a series of video essays on Anderson s influences illuminating as much of Anderson s process as possible in a massive beautifully rendered volume Although it looks and sometimes reads like a coffee table book The Wes Anderson Collection brings together style and substance to provide a loving... homage to Anderson s films and moviemaking in general The A V Club Your coffee table wants no scratch that needs this book Packed with 400 images of everything from behind-the-scenes set shots to makeup inspiration to hand-drawn storyboards the massive tome is pure eye candy But in addition to the visuals Seitz also dives deep into each and every Anderson film NYLON A magical tour of Wes Anderson s filmography C magazine Each page of this book filled with conversations photographs and artwork surrounding each film showcases Anderson s pop-culture inspirations from Hitchcock and Star Wars to Jacques Cousteau and the French New Wave Better than most of their kind the talks reveal a candidness and honesty between critic and director allowing Seitz to dig around Anderson s vault and share his discoveries FILTER The Wes Anderson Collection comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film The design is meticulously crafted with gorgeous full-page photos and touches like a still representation of Rushmore s opening montage The A V Club Reading the book you feel as if you re disappearing into the miniature world of Anderson s movies like you re playing around in the files and fastidiously kept dossiers assembled for each project In this way the book mimics the work Complex com It s smart informative and looks beautiful In other words it s the perfect gift Complex magazine more
Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years quite like this --The New Yorker A parenting zeitgeist --Washington Post A hilarious take on that age-old problem getting the beloved child to go to sleep --National Public Radio A new Bible for weary parents --New York Times Resonates powerfully with almost everyone --Boston Globe Go the F to Sleep challenges stereotypes opens up prototypes and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling s to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own --Midwest Book ReviewGo the F to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland Profane affectionate and radically honest California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach s verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night In the process they open up a conversation about parenting granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes Go the F to Sleep... is beautiful subversive and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new old and expectant You probably should not read it to your children Seriously Just Go to Sleep a children s book inspired by Go the F to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order more
FROM THE PUBLISHER Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices Touching absurd and darkly comic Allie Brosh s highly anticipated book Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice leaping wit and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations This full-color beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like The God of Cake Dogs Don t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving and her astonishing Adventures in Depression and Depression Part Two which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written Brosh s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh We dare you not to FROM THE AUTHOR This is a book I wrote Because I wrote it I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is I tried to write a long third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative like maybe someone who isn t me wrote it but I soon discovered that I m... not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book PicturesWordsStories about things that happened to meStories about things that happened to other people because of meEight billion dollars Stories about dogsThe secret to eternal happiness These are lies Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness more
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
B J Novak s One More Thing Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining surprisingly sensitive and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction A boy wins a 100 000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes only to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins turning for help to the famed motivator himself A new arrival in Heaven overwhelmed with options procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother We meet Sophia the first artificially intelligent being capable of love who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself a vengeance-minded hare obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook Along the way we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love how February got its name and why the stock market is sometimes just down Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena love fear hope ambition and the inner stirring for the one... elusive element just that might make a person complete Across a dazzling range of subjects themes tones and narrative voices the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else but they have one thing in common they share the playful humor deep heart sharp eye inquisitive mind and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader more