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The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher s intimate hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time the first Star Wars movie Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 A New York Times Bestseller Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds premieres on HBO in January 2017 When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie she was astonished to see what they had preserved plaintive love poems unbridled musings with youthful naivet and a vulnerability that she barely recognized Today her fame as an author actress and pop-culture icon is indisputable but in 1977 Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar Harrison Ford With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks The Princess Diarist is Fisher s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time and what developed behind the scenes Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable The Princess... Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience more
A new book by Milo Yiannopoulos entitled Dangerous published by Threshold Editions
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
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
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 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
The next time your own Pointy-Haired Boss asks if you re expecting any unforeseen problems simply take a quick glance at your Dilbert 2017 calendar and make convincing reassurances that everything is under control thanks to the company s brilliant leadership It won t really help with inane questions like that of course but you ll look impressive and it ll give you another excuse to check out a Dilbert cartoon and remind yourself that things could be worse An entire year of dodges and feeling better about your job are in this day-to-day calendar featuring a Dilbert cartoon on every page
1 New York Times Bestseller Amy Schumer s book will make you love her even more For a comedian of unbridled and generally hilarious causticity Schumer has written a probing confessional unguarded and yes majorly humanizing non-memoir a book that trades less on sarcasm and more on emotional resonance Vogue The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative sexually explicit side-splittingly hilarious heart-wrenching disturbing passionately political and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse s life to date Harper s Bazaar This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer It s Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend TheSkimm 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
The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes domes owls and killer plants Want to know the highest anyone has travelled on a skateboard or the largest loop-the-loop completed in a car Dying to know just how many tricks a cat can do in one minute The answers to these questions and so much more are right inside New in this year s edition are exciting infographic features exploring the fascinating details on topics such as animals the human body sports and explorations And of course all your favorite record categories are updated for 2017 such as the world s new tallest dog And as ever our team of world-class photographers have traveled the globe to capture amazing images of the year s most impressive record holders Let us know your favorite Do try this at home Want to be a record-breaker Inside you ll find challenges you can try in the back yard in the kitchen in your bedroom or even in the gym Who knows you may become a world record holder yourself Bonus content for the US editionFind exclusive pages just for the USA featuring amazing records from the X Games and a special look at the 125th... anniversary of basketball more
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An honest effortlessly funny and alternatively relatable Harper s Bazaar collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air Pitch Perfect and Trolls Scrappy Little Nobody lets readers feel like they have spent an afternoon chatting with their closest friend Booklist Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect Up in the Air Twilight and Into the Woods Anna Kendrick was unusually small weird and 10 percent defiant At the ripe age of thirteen she had already resolved to keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged Forever But here s the thing about crazy It Wants Out In Scrappy Little Nobody she invites readers inside her brain sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations With her razor-sharp wit Anna recounts the absurdities she s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can from her unusual path to the performing arts Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial dating experiments including only liking... boys who didn t like her back to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual man-child Enter Anna s world and follow her rise from scrappy little nobody to somebody who dazzles on the stage the screen and now the page with an electric singular voice at once familiar and surprising sharp and sweet funny and serious well not that serious more