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Instant New York Times Bestseller Charlamagne Tha God the self-proclaimed Prince of Pissing People Off co-host of Power 105 1 s The Breakfast Club and hip-hop s Howard Stern shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one s truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness In his new book Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success Beginning with his journey from the small town of Moncks Corner South Carolina to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber Jay-Z Nicki Minaj Kanye West and Hillary Clinton he shares how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his many mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs Combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty at all costs Charlamagne hopes this book will give others the confidence to live their own truths
One of the most anticipated books of 2017 Boston Globe New York Times Book Review New York s Vulture The Week Bustle BookRiotDavid Sedaris tells all in a book that is literally a lifetime in the makingFor forty years David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments salacious gossip soap opera plot twists secrets confided by total strangers These observations are the source code for his finest work and through them he has honed his cunning surprising sentences Now Sedaris shares his private writings with the world Theft by Finding the first of two volumes is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre the beautiful and the uncomfortable and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can t fully disguise Theft By Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers It s a potent reminder that when you re as perceptive and curious as Sedaris there s no such thing as a boring day
Instant Bestseller Freaking hilarious This is the novel moms have been waiting for Jenny Lawson 1 New York Times bestselling author of Let s Pretend This Never Happened Perfect for readers looking for a funny realistic look at motherhood Booklist starred review From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere There are good moms and bad moms and then there are hot-mess moms Introducing Ashley Keller career girl turned stay-at-home mom who s trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she s always wanted to be But will she fly high or flop With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother At its heart Ashley s story reminds moms that there s no way to be perfect but many ways to be great
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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
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
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 the break-out star of BuzzFeed and the People s Choice Award-winning comedian behind the web series Whine About It and To Be Honest comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from his life so far the humiliations of being an adult and other little indignities Matt Bellassai has no idea what he s doing Well to be fair he did become semi-Internet famous by getting drunk at work making him a socially-acceptable nay professional alcoholic He s got some things figured out But the rest is all just a terrible disgusting mess This is Matt s book Just to clarify though it is absolutely not a memoir Matt is far too young to have done anything worth remembering though he did win an actual People s Choice Award for his BuzzFeed web series Whine About It which is pretty good if you ask his mother This is also most certainly not a book of advice he is too woefully ill-prepared for life to offer anything in the way of counsel though that won t stop him from talking Call this a collection of awful moments that led to his grumbling blundering adulthood a chronicle of little indignities that when taken together amount to a life of hilarious anguish With keen wit and plenty of self-deprecation Matt reveals how... hard it is to shed his past as the Midwest s biggest nerd that one time a taquito nearly murdered him at his brother s surprise birthday party and the time he came out to his friends and family the closet was a bit messy Matt also wrestles with the humiliations of adulthood like giving up on love in New York City living alone with no one to heat his microwave dinners and combating the inner voice that tells him to say aloud all the things the rest of us are smart enough to keep to ourselves You probably don t need this book but let s be honest you do Since you re already reading you might as well pull up a chair grab your glass es of wine and enjoy 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
With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style Dr Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You re Only Old Once On a visit to the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of senior citizen Though Dr Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children this comical look at what it s like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years In his own words this is a book for obsolete children A perfect gift for retirement birthdays and holidays