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The Best of the Rejection Collection

By Matthew Diffee
  • ISBN Code: : 1523517786
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Humor
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A repackaging of the popular The Best of the Rejection Collection in a smaller, more compact format with 20% new material. It's the best of the worst, with 293+ of the funniest cartoons rejected by The New Yorker, including some of the magazine's most recognizable talents--like Roz Chast, Sam Gross, and David Sipress, plus some of its brightest new stars like Amy Hwang, Amy Kurzweil, Ellis Rosen, and Hallie Bateman, showing off their dark side, their naughty side, their juvenile side. It's hilarious.

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  • Pdf File: minor-feelings.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness “Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen In development as a television series starring and adapted by Greta Lee • One of Time’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, New Statesman, BuzzFeed, Esquire, The New York Public Library, and Book Riot Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world. Binding these essays together is Hong’s theory of “minor feelings.” As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these “minor feelings” occur when American optimism contradicts your own reality—when you believe the lies you’re told about your own racial identity. Minor feelings are not small, they’re dissonant—and in their tension Hong finds the key to the questions that haunt her. With sly humor and a poet’s searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness in America today. This intimate and devastating book traces her relationship to the English language, to shame and depression, to poetry and female friendship. A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche—and of a writer’s search to both uncover and speak the truth. Praise for Minor Feelings “Hong begins her new book of essays with a bang. . . .The essays wander a variegated terrain of memoir, criticism and polemic, oscillating between smooth proclamations of certainty and twitches of self-doubt. . . . Minor Feelings is studded with moments [of] candor and dark humor shot through with glittering self-awareness.”—The New York Times “Hong uses her own experiences as a jumping off point to examine race and emotion in the United States.”—Newsweek “Powerful . . . [Hong] brings together memoiristic personal essay and reflection, historical accounts and modern reporting, and other works of art and writing, in order to amplify a multitude of voices and capture Asian America as a collection of contradictions. She does so with sharp wit and radical transparency.”—Salon

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

By Ottessa Moshfegh
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525522123
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: my-year-of-rest-and-relaxation.pdf

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From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

The Fountainhead

By Ayn Rand
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  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Book Code : 0143194623
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: the-fountainhead.pdf

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When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

The Best of Connie Willis

By Connie Willis
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345540654
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: the-best-of-connie-willis.pdf

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Few authors have had careers as successful as that of Connie Willis. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and recently awarded the title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Willis is still going strong. Her smart, heartfelt fiction runs the gamut from screwball comedy to profound tragedy, combining dazzling plot twists, cutting-edge science, and unforgettable characters. From a near future mourning the extinction of dogs to an alternate history in which invading aliens were defeated by none other than Emily Dickinson; from a madcap convention of bumbling quantum physicists in Hollywood to a London whose Underground has become a storehouse of intangible memories both foul and fair—here are the greatest stories of one of the greatest writers working in any genre today. All ten of the stories gathered here are Hugo or Nebula award winners—some even have the distinction of winning both. With a new Introduction by the author and personal afterwords to each story—plus a special look at three of Willis’s unique public speeches—this is unquestionably the collection of the season, a book that every Connie Willis fan will treasure, and, to those unfamiliar with her work, the perfect introduction to one of the most accomplished and best-loved writers of our time. Praise for The Best of Connie Willis “Filled with warmth and sadness, great drama, witty dialogue, characters you will care about and moments that you will remember for a long time.”—SFF World “If anyone can be named ‘best science fiction writer of the age,’ it’s Connie Willis, and these stories are the best of her best. Truly.”—Analog “Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of [Connie] Willis’s talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama.”—Kirkus Reviews “Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “The Best of Connie Willis? Isn’t that like sorting through diamonds?”—Lytherus

Fun Home

By Alison Bechdel
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547347006
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: fun-home.pdf

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The introduction, by the acclaimed biographer Linda Lear, tells the story of Carson’s courageous defense of her truths in the face of a ruthless assault form the chemical industry following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death.

Never Split the Difference

By Chris Voss,Tahl Raz
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062407813
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: never-split-the-difference.pdf

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A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

Rejected

By Jon Friedman
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  • Publisher : Villard
  • Book Code : 034551324X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 500
  • Pdf File: rejected.pdf

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Besides being born and dying, the most common human experience is being rejected–dissed, dumped on, or downsized–by lovers, parents, and employers. Now here’s a hilarious collection of rejection stories–and rejected works–by some of today’s most accomplished comic writers and performers (some world famous) sharing their pieces that were ripped to pieces and their own experiences of being handed their hats, heads, and hearts on a platter. • Bob Witfong recalls being hired as a correspondent by The Daily Show but never called in to work; then being fired by mistake; then going on air and called “creepy” by bloggers; and then actually being fired. • Meredith Hoffa has her pubescent crush destroyed by a new haircut modeled on Mary Stuart Masterson’ s in Some Kind of Wonderful just when “the size of my face and body had caught up to the gigantic size of my teeth.” • Joel Stein (celebrity interviewer for Time) receives an earful from Buddy Hackett who, before slamming down the phone, says: “You’re being kind of, what do you call it, I don’t know, those wise-guy papers? Tabloids.” • Dave Hill offers his piece for a British “lad” mag in which he went undercover with a police vice squad, an article killed because he didn’t go “far enough” with a transvestite prostitute. • Jackie Cohen fails her audition for the synagogue choir–at age five. And many more too painful to mention. Featuring essays, jokes, sketches, cartoons, and articles passed on by venues as varied as Saturday Night Live and Reader’s Digest, Rejected is a priceless compilation that reminds us it’s a-okay to be a big loser.

Conscience of a Conservative

By Jeff Flake
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 039959292X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: conscience-of-a-conservative.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A thoughtful defense of traditional conservatism and a thorough assault on the way Donald Trump is betraying it.”—David Brooks, in his New York Times column In a bold act of conscience, Republican Senator Jeff Flake takes his party to task for embracing nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and the anomalous Trump presidency. The book is an urgent call for a return to bedrock conservative principle and a cry to once again put country before party. Dear Reader, I am a conservative. I believe that there are limits to what government can and should do, that there are some problems that government cannot solve, and that human initiative is best when left unfettered, free from government interference or coercion. I believe that these ideas, tested by time, offer the most freedom and best outcomes in the lives of the most people. But today, the American conservative movement has lost its way. Given the state of our politics, it is no exaggeration to say that this is an urgent matter. The Republican party used to play to a broader audience, one that demanded that we accomplish something. But in this era of dysfunction, our primary accomplishment has been constructing the argument that we’re not to blame. We have decided that it is better to build and maintain a majority by using the levers of power rather than the art of persuasion and the battle of ideas. We’ve decided that putting party over country is okay. There are many on both sides of the aisle who think this a good model on which to build a political career—destroying, not building. And all the while, our country burns, our institutions are undermined, and our values are compromised. We have become so estranged from our principles that we no longer know what principle is. America is not just a collection of transactions. America is also a collection of ideas and values. And these are our values. These are our principles. They are not subject to change, owing to political fashion or cult of personality. I believe that we desperately need to get back to the rigorous, fact-based arguments that made us conservatives in the first place. We need to realize that the stakes are simply too high to remain silent and fall in line. That is why I have written this book and am taking this stand. —Jeff Flake

The C. S. Lewis Collection: Biographical Works

By C. S. Lewis
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062660446
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 357
  • Pdf File: the-c-s-lewis-collection.pdf

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With his trademark warmth and wit, Lewis shares his biographical and personal faith journey with readers. Includes: • Surprised by Joy • A Grief Observed • All My Road Before Me • Letters to an American Lady • Letters of C. S. Lewis • The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume I • The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume II • The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume III

Valerian - The Complete Collection - Volume 2

By Jean-Claude Mézières,Pierre Christin
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  • Publisher : Cinebook
  • Book Code : 1849184704
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: valerian-the-complete-collection-volume-2.pdf

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In this book you will find volumes 3 to 5: The Land Without Stars, Welcome to Alflolol and Birds of the Master – three stories that introduce the societal criticism aspect of the series. Battle of the sexes, totalitarianism and extreme productivism are lambasted, but never at the expense of fantasy or of the action. And as they travel from world to distant world, Laureline becomes a truly equal partner, far from the stereotypical female sidekick roles of the time. Finally, the second part of the exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson is followed by an in-depth portrait of Pierre Christin, the writer.

The C. S. Lewis Collection: Essays and Speeches

By C. S. Lewis
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062660438
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: the-c-s-lewis-collection.pdf

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With his trademark warmth and wit, Lewis demonstrates his wide range of interests in this collection of writings—a must-read for fans of Lewis’s creative works. Includes: • The Weight of Glory • God in the Dock • Christian Reflections • On Stories • Present Concerns • The World’s Last Night

The Philosophy of the Young Kant

By Martin Schonfeld
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198030282
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 232
  • Pdf File: the-philosophy-of-the-young-kant.pdf

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This intellectual biography of Immanuel Kant's early years-- from 1746 when he wrote his first book, to 1766 when he lost his faith in metaphysics --makes an outstanding contribution to Kant scholarship. Sch?nfeld meticulously examines most of Kant's early works, summarizes their content, and exhibits their shortcomings and strengths. He places the early theories in their historical context and describes the scientific discoveries and philosophical innovations that distinguish Kant's pre-critical works. Sch?nfeld argues that these works were all aspects of a single project carried out by Kant to reconcile metaphysical and scientific perspectives and combine them into a coherent model of nature.

The Weight of Glory: A Collection of Lewis’ Most Moving Addresses

By C. S. Lewis
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007532814
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: the-weight-of-glory.pdf

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Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt.

L. M. MONTGOMERY – Ultimate Collection: 20 Novels & 170+ Short Stories, Poetry, Letters and Autobiography (Including The Complete Anne of Green Gables Series & Emily Starr Trilogy)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026865103
  • Total of Pages : 2690
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: l-m-montgomery-ultimate-collection.pdf

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Read and download full book L. M. MONTGOMERY – Ultimate Collection: 20 Novels & 170+ Short Stories, Poetry, Letters and Autobiography (Including The Complete Anne of Green Gables Series & Emily Starr Trilogy)

Paraconsistency

By Walter Alexandr Carnielli,Marcelo Coniglio,Itala Maria Lof D'ottaviano
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0203910133
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: paraconsistency.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents a study on the foundations of a large class of paraconsistent logics from the point of view of the logics of formal inconsistency. It also presents several systems of non-standard logics with paraconsistent features.