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1 New York Times Bestseller Amy s got your back She s in your corner She s an honesty bomb And she s coming for you Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian actress writer and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart satirical humor Now Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of extremely personal and observational essays In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years her family relationships and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in all while making us laugh Ranging from the raucous to the romantic the heartfelt to the harrowing this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever Whether she s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line sharing her own views on love and marriage admitting to being an introvert or discovering her cross-fit instructor s... secret bad habit Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted brave and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition laughing out loud and sobbing uncontrollably but only because it s over 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
Doonesbury is one of the most overrated strips out there Mediocre at best --Donald Trump 1989He tried to warn us Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987 Doonesbury s Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House It s all there--the hilarious narcissism the schoolyard bullying the loathsome misogyny the breathtaking ignorance and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it Join Duke Honey Earl J J Mike Mark Roland Boopsie B D Sal Alice Elmont Sid Zonker Sam Bernie Rev Sloan and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big orange airhorn who s giving the GOP such fits Garry Trudeau is the sleazeball third-rate talent who draws the overrated comic strip Doonesbury which very few people read He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley who has far more talent than he has
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
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
Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind can fairly be said to have become a universal drama Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power artistry and moral authority in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution Orwell lays out a vision that in its bitter wisdom gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts Book Jacket Status Jacketed
Now a New York Times BestsellerA hilarious thoughtful and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived... in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty-four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for Modern Romance the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before In Modern Romance Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world From the Hardcover edition more
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER YOU LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously and candidly explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman As both a tomboy and a late bloomer comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity In YOU LL GROW OUT OF IT Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond These include her transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man attempting to find watchable porn and identifying the difference between being called ma am and miss Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds Raw relatable and consistently hilarious YOU LL GROW OUT OF IT is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd com each week to read Randall Munroe s iconic webcomic His stick-figure drawings about science technology language and love have a large and passionate following Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live If there was a robot apocalypse how long would humanity last In pursuit of answers Munroe runs computer simulations pores over stacks of declassified military research memos solves differential equations and consults with nuclear reactor operators His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity complemented by signature xkcd comics They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind or at least a really big explosion The book features new and never-before-answered questions along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website What If will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust Wall Street Journal and the first masterpiece in comic book history The New Yorker The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman a Jewish survivor of Hitler s Europe and his son a cartoonist coming to terms with his father s story Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive Its form the cartoon the Nazis are cats the Jews mice shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust The New York Times Maus is a haunting tale within a tale Vladek s harrowing story of survival is woven into the author s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits This astonishing retelling of our century s grisliest news is a story of survival not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us
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