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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
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
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
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
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
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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 1 Washington Post Bestseller There s Santa Claus Shakespeare Mickey Mouse the Bible and then there s Star Wars Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen In this fun erudite and often moving book Cass R Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood fathers the Dark Side rebellion and redemption As it turns out Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law economics and political uprisings In rich detail Sunstein tells the story of the films wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail Ultimately Sunstein argues Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time
What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son What if Luke I am your father was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars moments a fresh twist presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far far away Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice using the Force to raid the cookie jar Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star Er he looks just like you Lord Vader and the special bond shared between any father and son
From the daughter-father duo that created Brooklyn s beloved live pun competition comes Punderdome the Punderful card game that will replace Cards Against Humanity at your next party Mashable com One part game one part conversation starter you don t need to be a pun master to master Punderdome the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way A player the prompter for that round draws two prompt cards from the deck and then reads the prompts to the rest of the group who have 90 seconds to create a single groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts When time is up pun makers share their puns with the prompter who awards the prompt cards to the player whose pun he or she likes best The winner then draws the next pair of prompt cards and the process repeats Players win by obtaining 10 pairs of cards Every Game Set Comes With 200 double-sided cards 100 White and 100 Green 2 Mystery Envelopes with fill-in prize slips 2 80-page pads for drafting puns 1 instruction card and 1 pun example card A stu-PUN-dous time for 3 or more players
In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son Vader Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire now faces the trials joys and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these iconic family relations together under one roof From tea parties to teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2 s hologram and making sure Leia doesn t leave the house wearing only the a skirted metal bikini Vader s parenting skills are put hilariously to the test
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