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No Way! Okay, Fine

By Brodie Lancaster
Authors:
Brodie Lancaster
"Brodie is whip smart; merging pop-culture references with vulnerable, personal experiences to create a collection that reads like a hilarious catch-up call with an old friend. What a pleasure to hear from this fresh, extremely relevant point of view." Abbi Jacobson, CO-CREATOR / WRITER / STAR of BROAD CITY"I wish Brodie was the voice of my inner monologue; narrating me through life with her fierce intelligence and never-ending pop culture references. Instead, I'll just settle for this extremely relatable, unashamedly funny, powerful and beautifully vulnerable book No Way! Okay, Fine." - Courtney Barnett, ARIA award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter and musician.'I identified early on that my role in relationships was the sidekick, the platonic female cast member in an all-male production, or the friend who was relied on selectively when other options were unavailable. I was the comic relief or the stand-in, never the lead. I knew this, I felt it, I wrote it down, but I didn't dare say it aloud because that would prove that I cared and caring wasn't cool.'From the small town in regional Australia where she was told that 'girls can't play the drums' to New York City and back again, Brodie has spent her life searching screens, books, music and magazines for bodies like hers, girls who loved each other, and women who didn't follow the silent instructions to shrink or hide that they've received since literal birth. This is the story of life as a young woman through the lenses of feminism and pop culture.Brodie's story will make you re-evaluate the power of pop culture in our lives - and maybe you will laugh and cry along the way.'Brodie Lancaster is a thoughtful and patient writer, and this book is a generous, deep dive into her psyche. Brodie's thoughts about her body, her friends and lovers, her choices and fears are all presented with the same staccato blast of pop culture touchstones, and if you love boy bands/the internet/reality television/the Gilmore Girls/literally every other thing that is good in the world, you will adore this book.' - Emma Straub, bestselling author of THE VACATIONERS and MODERN LOVERS.
  • No More Dying

    By David Roberts
    Authors:
    David Roberts
    A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity BrowneIt is February 1939 and Lord Edward Corinth embarks on his most important investigation yet. It is clear that Britain will soon be at war and will depend on Winston Churchill's leadership. But when MI5 learns that an enemy agent has been dispatched to assassinate Churchill, Edward is tasked with identifying the killer. His first port of call is the Astors' country house, Cliveden, the base of those who are prepared to go to any lengths to avert war.Verity Browne is also at Cliveden, though she despises the so-called Cliveden Set. Communist Party bosses have ordered her to get close to another guest, Joseph Kennedy, the American Ambassador, who is convinced that Britain could never win a war against militant Germany.Then the Ambassador's sons discover a man's body in Cliveden's grounds, Verity recognizes him to be a fellow journalist and as war looms, Edward and Verity enter a tense race against time to identify the assassin.Praise for David Roberts:'A classic murder mystery [...] and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths' Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie'A really well-crafted and charming mystery story' Daily Mail'A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away' Guardian
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    The Next America

    By Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center
    Authors:
    Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center
    The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use.Today's Millennials,well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings,are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future.Every aspect of our demography is being fundamentally transformed. By mid-century, the population of the United States will be majority non-white and our median age will edge above 40,both unprecedented milestones. But other rapidly-aging economic powers like China, Germany, and Japan will have populations that are much older. With our heavy immigration flows, the US is poised to remain relatively young. If we can get our spending priorities and generational equities in order, we can keep our economy second to none. But doing so means we have to rebalance the social compact that binds young and old. In tomorrow's world, yesterday's math will not add up.Drawing on Pew Research centre's extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data, The Next America is a rich portrait of where we are as a nation and where we're headed,toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.

    Now You See Me

    By Kathy Sanders
    Authors:
    Kathy Sanders
    On April 19, 1995, Kathy Sanders' life was changed forever when a bomb exploded and destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, killing her two grandsons Chase and Colton. For months, Kathy struggled with coping and wondered if the God she'd worshipped all her life even existed. After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He'd have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies. Thus Kathy forged a friendship with Terry Nichols, one of the men convicted in the bombing, via phone conversations, letters, and even face-to-face meetings. She also began searching for answers about what happened that fateful day in April and found opportunities to cultivate relationships with Nichols' children, mother, sister, wife, and ex-wife in separate turns. She demonstrated the same type of warmth to family members of Timothy McVeigh, the second man convicted of orchestrating the bombing. Her courageous efforts of extending compassion and grace gave her peace and removed the bitterness from her life.With photos, interviews, and actual letters exchanged between Kathy and Terry Nichols, NOW YOU SEE ME tells the story of one woman who walked the road less traveled and forgave the unforgivable

    No Bake Makery

    By Cristina Suarez Krumsick
    Authors:
    Cristina Suarez Krumsick
    Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. It's a great idea in theory, but who has time to preheat the oven, grease the baking sheet, measure out precise ingredient quantities, and wait for their treats to cool before frosting and devouring them? Growing up in a big Cuban family, Cristina Suarez Krumsick always had an appreciation for food, but as she got older, she realized that what she really likes most is feeding the people dear to her. How can someone confined to a tiny New York City kitchen spread so much love? Now, Cristina has made dessert faster, easier-and oven-free! With bite-sized truffles, clodhoppers, barks, fudges, bars, cold treats, puddings, candy, and even mini pies, cookies, and cakes, NO BAKE MAKERY features recipes for no-fuss treats that will surely impress in taste and presentation. There are even icons ands sidebars offering cooking tips, serving suggestions, and more. From the Cinni Minni to the Cherry Bomb, and the Mintamelon Pop to the Coconilla Pie, there is something yummy for everyone in this book!

    The New Monogamy

    By Tammy Nelson
    Authors:
    Tammy Nelson
    Everyone has their own concept of what "monogamy" means-and most people assume their partners and spouses are on the same page. Couples may assume that they are monogamous, but never discuss exactly what the monogamy agreement means to them. What happens when this implicit agreement is broken? After infidelity, relationships can become strained as both partners lose trust and faith in each other. The New Monogamy offers a way out of these difficulties for couples struggling to stay together after infidelity. Couples make these implicit assumptions and agreements explicit so that each partner knows exactly what is expected of them in the future and what they can expect from their partner.Author Tammy Nelson helps couples regain trust, romance, and intimacy after infidelity by redefining the monogamy contract. The new monogamy contract is an explicit relationship agreement created after the affair that allows each partner to openly, honestly, and safely share their desires, expectations, and limitations. This agreement does not create an open marriage, but rather, an open conversation wherein each partner can have a say in setting the ground rules for their relationship. The book first helps couples rebuild trust after the affair, then engages in a series of Imago dialogues based on questions about what each partner really wants in the relationship, not what you think you should want or what a partner wants you to want. The New Monogamy includes questionnaires, checklists, and candid questions for partners to ask that help welcome complete honesty and trust back into the relationship. Then, the book helps couples make an erotic recovery from infidelity by addressing erotic problems that may surface and offers advice for helping couples return to desiring and trusting one another. After an affair, it's impossible to go back to the way relationship was before, but this book offers the chance for a new beginning.

    Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye

    By Zac Unger
    Authors:
    Zac Unger
    p class="MsoNormal"&ldquoI like to go out for walks, but it's a little awkward to push the baby stroller and carry a shotgun at the same time.&rdquo- housewife from Churchill, Manitoba p class="MsoNormal" Yes, welcome to Churchill, Manitoba. Year-round human population: 943. Yet despite the isolation and the searing cold here at the arctic's edge, visitors from around the globe flock to the town every fall, driven by a single purpose: to see polar bears in the wild. p class="MsoNormal"Churchill is"The Polar Bear Capital of the World,&rdquo and for one unforgettable"bear season,&rdquo Zac Unger, his wife, and his three children moved from Oakland, California, to make it their temporary home. But they soon discovered that it's really the polar bears who are at home in Churchill, roaming past the coffee shop on the main drag, peering into garbage cans, languorously scratching their backs against fence posts and front doorways. Where kids in other towns receive admonitions about talking to strangers, Churchill schoolchildren get"Let's All Be Bear Aware&rdquo booklets to bring home. (Lesson number 8: Never explore bad-smelling areas.) p class="MsoNormal"Zac Unger takes readers on a spirited and often wildly funny journey to a place as unique as it is remote, a place where natives, tourists, scientists, conservationists, and the most ferocious predators on the planet converge. In the process he becomes embroiled in the controversy surrounding"polar bear science&rdquo- and finds out that some of what we've been led to believe about the bears' imminent extinction may not be quite the case. But mostly what he learns is about human behaviour in extreme situations . . . and also why you should never even think of looking a polar bear in the eye.

    Now Eat This! Italian

    By Rocco Dispirito
    Authors:
    Rocco Dispirito
    Weight-conscious readers no longer have to deprive themselves of the ever-popular cuisine of Italy. NOW EAT THIS! ITALIAN is the solution. With more than 85 classic recipes-all under 350 calories-readers can keep the weight off and still indulge in delectable pastas and Italian-style favorites. In this book, Rocco proves that Italian food doesn't have to be calorie packed to be delicious. With these full-flavor, low-fat recipes, readers can indulge without gaining weight. NOW EAT THIS! ITALIAN includes "sinful" pastas, sauces, and desserts, including: Fettuccini Alfredo, Mama's Famed Meatballs, Calamari Fritti, Chicken Parmigiana,Uncle Joe's Sausage and Peppers, Cannoli, and much more!

    New York Times Book Of New York

    By Anna Quindlen, James Barron, Mitchel Levitas, The New York Times
    Authors:
    Anna Quindlen, James Barron, Mitchel Levitas, The New York Times
    This unique volume uncovers the most fascinating and compelling stories from The New York Times about the city the paper calls home.More than 200 articles and an abundance of photographs, illustrations, maps, and graphs from the preeminent newspaper in the world take a look at the history and personality of the world's most influential city. Read firsthand accounts of the subway opening in 1904 and the day the Metrocard was introduced; the fall of Tammany Hall and recurring corruption in city politics; the Son of Sam murders; jazz clubs in the 1920s and legendary performances at the Fillmore East; baseball's Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier at Brooklyn's storied Ebbets Field in 1947; the 1977 and 2004 blackouts; the openings and closings of the city's most beloved restaurants; and much more. Not just a historical account, this is a fascinating, sometimes funny, and often moving look at how people in New York live, eat, travel, mourn, fight, love, and celebrate.Organized by theme, the book includes original writings on all topics related to city life, including art, architecture, transportation, politics, neighborhoods, people, sports, business, food, and more. Includes articles from such well-known Times writers as Meyer Berger, Gay Talese, Anna Quindlen, Israel Shenker, Brooks Atkinson, Frank Rich, Ada Louise Huxtable, John Kieran, Russell Baker, and more. Special contributors who have written about New York for the Times include Paul Auster, Woody Allen, and E.B. White, among others.

    Neil Diamond

    By Laura Jackson
    Authors:
    Laura Jackson
    Neil Diamond has been responsible for writing some of the most memorable songs in pop music history and he has sold in excess of 120 million albums and has continued to reign as one of the Top 5 most successful solo artists in pop music. After years of anonymity in Tin Pan Alley churning out hits for other artistes, Neil Diamond burst onto the scene in his own right in 1969 with 'Sweet Caroline.' However, superstardom has come at a personal cost - he is a star who has suffered periods of crippling self doubt. He is an intriguing blend of contradictions - a massively charismatic dazzling live performer, yet deeply introspective off stage. In this fascinating portrait, his life, his music and his passions are explored from his childhood struggle to get out of Brooklyn, through five decades of global stardom, to the present day. NEIL DIAMOND: THE BIOGRAPHY provides a definitive insight into one of the most enduring, creative, and prolific singer-songwriters of his generation, exploring the complex man behind the glittering legend.

    The Nat Hentoff Reader

    By Nat Hentoff
    Authors:
    Nat Hentoff
    From the Bill of Rights, freedom of speech, and civil rights to jazz, blues and country music, Nat Hentoff has written about American life for decades, in the Atlantic Monthly , the New Yorker , the Village Voice , the Wall Street Journal , and JazzTimes, among countless other publications. The New York Times has hailed Hentoff's work as "an invigorating and entertaining reminder of why freedom of expression matters." The Washington Post Book World has called Hentoff "an old-fashioned music lover who likes, as Charlie Parker once put it,'to listen to the stories' that good music tells." Nat Hentoff is a legend.And now, for the first time, here are his most important writings of the past twenty years,the quintessential Hentoff on everything from Cardinal John O'Connor to Merle Haggard, racism and political correctness in the classroom to Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie to the censorship of Huckleberry Finn. Controversial? You bet. Whatever the topic, The Nat Hentoff Reader shows a man of passion and insight, of streetwise wit and polished eloquence-a true American original.

    The New Century

    By Eric Hobsbawm
    Authors:
    Eric Hobsbawm
    Eric Hobsbawm's AGE OF EXTREMES was a remarkable phenomenon, a book of serious and challenging historical analysis that became a worldwide bestseller. Now, THE NEW CENTURY continues Hobsbawm's analysis of our twentieth century, asking crucial questions about our inheritance from the century of conflict and its meanings for the years to come. Looking back over the last decade to learn something of the new era, Hobsbawm finds the distinction between internal and international conflicts and between state of war and state of peace disappearing. He goes on to analyse the crisis of the multi-ethnic state and shows the distortions of history involved in the creation of its myths. He expresses his anxiety over the system of international relations between states that have so far ruled by colonialism and nuclear terror. Hobsbawm then assesses the impact that a popular global culture has had on every aspect of life, from happiness and social hierarchy to nutrition and the environment. Published this year in dozens of countries throughout the world, THE NEW CENTURY is a concise summary of the thinking of one of the pre-eminent historians.

    The New Supervisor

    By Carol Broadwell Dietrich, Martin M. Broadwell
    Authors:
    Carol Broadwell Dietrich, Martin M. Broadwell
    Martin Broadwell has dominated the field of management training for over thirty years, inspiring and guiding thousands of front-line managers in virtually every industry, in the U.S. and abroad. In this classic bestseller he offers new managers a comprehensive primer to the essentials of effective management,delegation, problem solving, motivation, time management, communication, and performance appraisal. Now teamed up with his daughter, he has expanded and updated this handy guide to reflect the management issues of the '90s, including stress management and team building. Packed with practical examples, no-nonsense advice, and illustrative exercises, The New Supervisor is an indispensable resource for every manager on the way up.
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