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Everything I Need I Get from You

By Kaitlyn Tiffany
  • ISBN Code: : 0374722722
  • Publisher : MCD x FSG Originals
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
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"On the internet, fandom can be a route toward cyberbullying a baby, or it can be a way of figuring some things out about yourself. Sometimes, it can even forge a writer as funny and perceptive as Kaitlyn Tiffany.” —Amanda Hess, The New York Times "Wistful, winning, and unexpectedly funny." —Katy Waldman, The New Yorker A thrilling dive into the world of superfandom and the fangirls who shaped the social internet. In 2014, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, a One Direction fan erected a shrine in the spot where, a few hours earlier, Harry Styles had vomited. “It’s interesting for sure,” Styles said later, adding, “a little niche, maybe.” But what seemed niche to Styles was actually a signpost for an unfathomably large, hyper-connected alternate universe: stan culture. In Everything I Need I Get from You, Kaitlyn Tiffany, a staff writer at The Atlantic and a superfan herself, guides us through the online world of fans, stans, and boybands. Along the way we meet girls who damage their lungs from screaming too loud, fans rallying together to manipulate chart numbers using complex digital subversion, and an underworld of inside jokes and shared memories surrounding band members' allergies, internet typos, and hairstyles. In the process, Tiffany makes a convincing, and often moving, argument that fangirls, in their ingenuity and collaboration, created the social internet we know today. “Before most people were using the internet for anything,” Tiffany writes, “fans were using it for everything.” With humor, empathy, and an insider’s eye, Everything I Need I Get from You reclaims internet history for young women, establishing fandom not as the territory of hysterical girls but as an incubator for digital innovation, art, and community. From alarming, fandom-splitting conspiracy theories about secret love and fake children, to the interplays between high and low culture and capitalism, Tiffany’s book is a riotous chronicle of the movement that changed the internet forever.

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  • Pdf File: the-longing-for-less.pdf

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New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "More than just a story of an abiding cultural preoccupation, The Longing For Less peels back the commodified husk of minimalism to reveal something surprising and thoroughly alive." -Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing “Less is more”: Everywhere we hear the mantra. Marie Kondo and other decluttering gurus promise that shedding our stuff will solve our problems. We commit to cleanse diets and strive for inbox zero. Amid the frantic pace and distraction of everyday life, we covet silence-and airy, Instagrammable spaces in which to enjoy it. The popular term for this brand of upscale austerity, “minimalism,” has mostly come to stand for things to buy and consume. But minimalism has richer, deeper, and altogether more valuable gifts to offer. Kyle Chayka is one of our sharpest cultural observers. After spending years covering minimalist trends for leading publications, he now delves beneath this lifestyle's glossy surface, seeking better ways to claim the time and space we crave. He shows that our longing for less goes back further than we realize. His search leads him to the philosophical and spiritual origins of minimalism, and to the stories of artists such as Agnes Martin and Donald Judd; composers such as John Cage and Julius Eastman; architects and designers; visionaries and misfits. As Chayka looks anew at their extraordinary lives and explores the places where they worked-from Manhattan lofts to the Texas high desert and the back alleys of Kyoto-he reminds us that what we most require is presence, not absence. The result is an elegant new synthesis of our minimalist desires and our profound emotional needs.


By Mandy Magro
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Book Code : 1743645902
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 701
  • Pdf File: driftwood.pdf

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To Taylor Whitworth, knowing that she'll never meet her dead biological father is devastating. All she knows is he was a stockman, so she yearns to be like her father...and to become a jillaroo. So she packs her bags and hits the road, destination unknown, until she happens upon the country township of Driftwood. Life–burdened Jay Cooper is a cowboy through and through, his passion for the outback and bad boy image inherited from his forefathers. The whole town whispers about him but Jay doesn't care. Except his rough and tumble lifestyle is stopped dead in its tracks when he happens across Taylor on a deserted country road. And soon, their mutual love of horses begins a wonderful friendship that develops when Jay offers Taylor a job as a jillaroo on his cattle station.

Mirroring People

By Marco Iacoboni
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 1429990759
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: mirroring-people.pdf

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What accounts for the remarkable ability to get inside another person's head—to know what they're thinking and feeling? "Mind reading" is the very heart of what it means to be human, creating a bridge between self and others that is fundamental to the development of culture and society. But until recently, scientists didn't understand what in the brain makes it possible. This has all changed in the last decade. Marco Iacoboni, a leading neuroscientist whose work has been covered in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, explains the groundbreaking research into mirror neurons, the "smart cells" in our brain that allow us to understand others. From imitation to morality, from learning to addiction, from political affiliations to consumer choices, mirror neurons seem to have properties that are relevant to all these aspects of social cognition. As The New York Times reports: "The discovery is shaking up numerous scientific disciplines, shifting the understanding of culture, empathy, philosophy, language, imitation, autism and psychotherapy." Mirroring People is the first book for the general reader on this revolutionary new science.


By Marianna Coppo
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  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Book Code : 0735265801
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 595
  • Pdf File: thingamabob.pdf

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What is a thingamabob? A thingamabob can be anything . . . and so can you! A sweet, empowering picture book about self-discovery from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Petra. In the beginning, the universe was one great big thing. Then that thing exploded into gobs and gobs of thingamabobs. All of the thingamabobs had a purpose . . . all except for one small, shapeless thingamabob. No one knew what it was for. It wasn't this or that. It wasn't here or there. What's the use of this thingamabob? But everything changes for Thingamabob when it makes a friend in the park. And Thingamabob realizes that if you aren't one thing . . . you can be everything!

Open the Door to the Truth

By Michael Porter
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1639370781
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 220
  • Pdf File: open-the-door-to-the-truth.pdf

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Open the Door to the Truth By: Michael Porter It’s not always easy to know what you want, let alone how to get it. When a young couple, Jack and Diane, are offered the opportunity to learn the truth behind getting the things you desire, they learn there’s a reason for everything; that small, financially responsible decisions add up; and hard work pays off in the end. Learn the secrets of success in getting what you want through the real-life scenarios presented in Open the Door to the Truth. Finally, it’s time to take action, take control of your life, and start getting what you want.

The Unraveling Adventures of Detective Curtis

By Curtis L. L. Herbold
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  • Publisher : Curtis L. L. Herbold
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: the-unraveling-adventures-of-detective-curtis.pdf

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Pitch: Detective Curtis is not your average detective. He works with the magic council to solve magical crimes. These crimes are unlike any crimes before. With disappearing water fountains and watchdog ghosts. This is a book you won’t be able to put down and you better watch your back because a ghost could be right behind you! Synopsis: Detective Curtis is about to embark on the largest case of his life. However, things go wrong. Detective Curtis works with the magic council to solve magical crimes. The newest crime is one that will change the detective's life forever. Come join detective Curtis, his friend Nala of the magic council, a sweet homeless boy named Darwen and the reset of the police force as they race to solve a magical case that could be a hundred years old.

Queen of the Blues

By Jennifer Warner
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1629173886
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: queen-of-the-blues.pdf

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Nicknamed the Queen of the Blues, Bessie Smith rose up from poverty in the American South to become one of the most famous and respected recording artists of her generation. Smith was at the forefront of transitioning blues music from a rural novelty to a legitimate art form that critics and audiences took seriously. Behind the scenes of her success, though, Bessie navigated a story family and personal life. She had adult sisters who depended on her for a living and yet disrespected her when she wasn’t around. Likewise, she settled with a husband, Jack Gee, who mistreated her in every possible way. This book looks at the incredible and influential life of Bessie Smith.

It Ends with Us

By Colleen Hoover
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501110373
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: it-ends-with-us.pdf

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In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

Shatter Me (Enhanced Edition)

By Tahereh Mafi
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062184784
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: shatter-me.pdf

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The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus this exclusive content: Juliette’s police case file Juliette’s medical file Reestablishment “persons of interest” profiles An entry from Warner’s log Reestablishment propaganda posters

A Woman of No Importance

By Oscar Wilde
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513276255
  • Total of Pages : 70
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 611
  • Pdf File: a-woman-of-no-importance.pdf

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Gerald Arbuthnot receives a promotion from Lord Illingworth, a worldly politician who has a sordid history of women, one of whom is Gerald’s widowed mother. When their connection is revealed, the young man questions his past, present and future aspirations. A Woman of No Importance opens with a high-class party featuring a group of society’s most illustrious citizens. In the midst of the event, Gerald Arbuthnot enters and announces his new position as secretary to the renown, Lord Illingworth. It’s an exciting opportunity that pleases Miss Hester Worsley, an American visitor and admirer of Gerald. What should be a cause for celebration becomes an awkward moment of truth between Lord Illingworth and Gerald’s mother, Mrs. Rachel Arbuthnot. Set in the late-nineteenth century, A Woman of No Importance is a commentary on contemporary English society. One family’s façade is broken by a hidden truth testing the relationship of mother and son. It’s a provocative tale about the power of seduction and political ambition. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of A Woman of No Importance is both modern and readable.