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A 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
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
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
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
New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying yet always full of heart Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times Publishers Weekly Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller They were right almost In this new collection of original personal essays Shane goes even deeper sharing never-before-revealed stories from his life giving readers a no-holds-barred look at moments both bizarre and relatable from cult-like Christian after-school activities dressing in drag and losing his virginity to hiring a psychic clashes with celebrities and coming to terms with his bisexuality Every step of the way Shane maintains his signature brand of humor proving that even the toughest breaks can be funny when you learn to laugh at yourself This is Let s Pretend This Never Happened and Running With Scissors for the millennial generation an inspiring intelligent and brutally... honest collection of true stories by a YouTube sensation-turned one of the freshest new voices out there more
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon Randall Munroe is here to help In Thing Explainer he uses line drawings and only the thousand or rather ten hundred most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is including food-heating radio boxes microwaves tall roads bridges computer buildings datacenters the shared space house the International Space Station the other worlds around the sun the solar system the big flat rocks we live on tectonic plates the pieces everything is made of the periodic table planes with turning wings helicopters boxes that make clothes smell better washers and dryers the bags of stuff inside you cells How do these things work Where do they come from What would life be like without them And what would happen if we opened them up heated them up cooled them down pointed them in a different direction or pressed this button In Thing Explainer Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more Funny interesting and always understandable this book is for anyone age 5 to 105 who has ever wondered how things work and why
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
What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black has some sage advice for children and all the rest of us who are scratching our heads in disbelief in this perfectly timely parody picture book intended for adults that would be hysterical if it wasn t so true The beasty is called an American Trump Its skin is bright orange its figure is plump Its fur so complex you might get enveloped Its hands though are sadly underdeveloped The Trump is a curious creature very often spotted in the wild but confounding to our youngest citizens A business mogul reality TV host and now political candidate Kids and let s be honest many adults might have difficulty discerning just what this thing that s been dominating news coverage this election cycle is Could he actually be real Are those words coming out of his mouth Why are his hands so tiny And perhaps most importantly what on earth do you do when you encounter an American Trump With his signature wit and a classic picture book style comedian Michael Ian Black introduces those unfamiliar with the Americus Trumpus to his distinguishing features and his mystifying campaign for world domination sorry President of the... United States more
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