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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
From YouTube superstars and creators of Good Mythical Morning comes the ultimate guide to living a Mythical life featuring stories and photos from their lifelong friendship as well as awesomely illustrated tips for laughing more learning more and never taking yourself too seriously Internetainers Rhett Link met in first grade when their teacher made them miss recess for writing profanity on their desks and they have been best friends ever since Today their daily YouTube talk show Good Mythical Morning is the most-watched daily talk show on the Internet and nearly 12 million subscribers tune in to see the guys broadcast brainy trivia wild experiments and hilarious banter not to mention the occasional cereal bath Now the award-winning comedians are finally bringing their Mythical world to the printed page in their first book A hilarious blend of autobiography trivia and advice Rhett Link s Book of Mythicality A Field Guide to Curiosity Creativity and Tomfoolery will offer twenty ways to add Mythicality to your life including Eat Something That Scares You Make a Bold Hair Choice Invent Something Ridiculous Say I Love You Like It s Never Been Said Speak at Your Own Funeral The goal of these offbeat prompts To learn new things laugh... more often and earn a few grown-up merit badges along the way Heartfelt and completely original this book will be the perfect gift for anyone looking for a fresh dose of humor and fun more
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
Michael Jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan Who s in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame What s allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball BASKETBALL AND OTHER THINGS presents readers with a set of pivotal and ridiculous questions from basketball history providing arguments and answers explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn t even know they needed from the authoritative Which NBA championship was the most important to the league to the fantastical If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history what would they be and why with tangents and footnotes laser-ing out in all different directions because that s how talking about basketball works because that s how basketball works With incredible art from Arturo Torres this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball s greatest moments what-ifs stories and legends or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time
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
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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this collection of personal essays the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life love and working as a woman in Hollywood along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again In Talking as Fast as I Can Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up starting out as an actress and years later sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself Did you um make it She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood Strangers were worried about me that s how long I was single the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role and her experience being a judge on Project Runway It s like I had a fashion-induced blackout In What It Was Like Part One Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore The essay What It Was Like Part Two reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later and what doing so has meant to her Some more things you will learn about Lauren She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres she s... aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls If you re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair makeup and styling you ve already set the bar too high and she s a card-carrying REI shopper My bungee cords now earn points Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life this book is like a cozy night in catching up with your best friend laughing and swapping stories and of course talking as fast as you can 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 also available as well as Seriously You Have to Eat for finicky ones everywhere more
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
Looking for the perfect way to say I love you to a special someone From famed illustrators Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar the New York Times bestselling book Me Without You features countless cute color illustrations of scenarios that are simply incomplete without two A uniquely charming gift for Valentine s Day anniversaries or just because readers will find themselves dipping into this beguiling book again and again