Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness", the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, co-workers - they've all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they've lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.
"Money Grab… Chelsea Owes Me a Credit!"
What do you do when you love your farm...but it doesn’t love you? After 15 years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it’s not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last 90 years. But just as Catherine thinks it’s time to hang up her shepherd’s crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us - and the planet - would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.
"We're all a little sheepish"
Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles. This took place one blustery November day when I joined other shepherd-wannabes for a class on the basics of raising sheep. I was there with my partner Melissa, the woman I'd lived with for 12 years, because we were going to start a farm.
First-time novelist Natasha Friend is a writer with a talent for realistically expressing the fears and uncertainties of today’s adolescents in a good story. Perfect has received the Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature and is a Book Sense "Winter Picks" selection. This is the moving story of a young girl who develops a dangerous eating disorder while dealing with intense grief.
"Very good book"
In the cutthroat world of theater, actors need all the help they can get to have a #legup on the competition. This essential "how-to" guide explains it all - from choosing the right college to making your Broadway debut - while teaching you how to behave on social media along the way! This book will aid you in your quest to find what it means to be #SOBLESSED.
There are few things that evoke such a universal feeling of warmth and humor as the work of Jim Henson. In his own words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we'll get a glimpse of the philosophy and humor that was so essential to Jim's creations. We'll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the collaborative spirit of this gentle artistic genius from the people Jim knew, loved, and inspired.
"Could be better"
When rare book librarian Emma Boyd searches for a pirate's long-lost treasure map, she learns the hard way that pirates still exist in today's world - and some modern pirates steal maps, others steal hearts. The treasure map she seeks belonged to the Caribbean pirate Thomasina Farris, who disappeared in 1715 without a trace. Did Captain Tommy steal an entire treasure from a Spanish galleon and escape? Did she die by another pirate's sword?
Tad Friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of Swarthmore College, and at Smith his mother came in second in a poetry contest judged by W. H. Auden -- to Sylvia Plath. For centuries, Wasps like his ancestors dominated American life. But then, in the '60s, their fortunes began to fall. As a young man, Friend noticed that his family tree, for all its glories, was full of alcoholics, depressives, and reckless eccentrics.
"Funny and Candid"
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"Webbcast" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Over There" by James Surowiecki; "Google's Moon Shot" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Please Read Before Suing" by Larry Doyle; "Boomtown Blues" by Alexandra Fuller; "Good People" by David Foster Wallace; and "Hostile Acts" by Tad Friend.
Meet Taylor McNamara. She’s 12. She’s a city girl. But her parents have just moved her onto a sheep farm in the middle of nowhere. She’s trying to get into the spirit of farming, but things aren’t going very well. Meet the farm animals: 40 chickens, 20 sheep, 10 ducks, and 4 goats, one of which can pee on his own head. Taylor’s job is to collect eggs every morning, which she can only do using an umbrella to catch the chicken poop. With the help of her friend Megan, Taylor embarks on a nearly disastrous plan to move her family back to the city. But one lonely night, in the barn, Taylor discovers that farming isn’t all bad.
"Prisoners" by George Packer; "Mind Games" by John Cassidy; "In the Waiting Room" by David Sedaris; "War and Remembrance" by Ian Buruma; "Hugger Mugger" by John Updike; "Her Debut" by Tad Friend; and "Inescapable Pasts" by David Denby.
Josie's never met her dad, and that's fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened 16 years ago, when Josie's mom was still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but two men in her life - her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul hurt her mother.
Everything you need to know to green your business and grow your profit. This audiobook - based on the acclaimed book The Truth About Green Business - reveals 52 proven business strategies and bite-size, easy-to-use techniques that get results.
"Putin’s Pique", by David Remnick; "The Reckoning", by Andrew Solomon; "Heavy Weather", by Tad Friend; "New SAT Practice Questions", by Cora Frazier; and "Double Trouble", by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "The Next Great Famine", by Amy Davidson; "Sisters in Law", by Katherine Zoepf; "The Mogul of the Middle", by Tad Friend; and "A View from the Fringe", by Thomas Mallon.
"No Mercy" by Malcolm Gladwell; "The Lunchroom Rebellion" by Burkhard Bilger; "Deerfield in the Desert" by Nick Paumgarten; "Hot Properties" by Tad Friend; and "Sex Symbols" by Sasha Frere-Jones.
"Fuel Duel" by Dorothy Wickenden; "Hedgemony" by James Surowiecki; "Hollywood Heresy" by Peter J. Boyer; "Nazis Say the Darndest Things" by Andy Borowitz; "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Don't Touch That Dial" by Tad Friend; and "Sink or Swim" by David Denby.
Do you want to manage your disability positively? Feeling frustrated that people do not understand your needs? If you have a disability, then you should listen to this audiobook. ”Why are you pretending to be normal?” asks the questions that anyone with a disability needs to ask themselves. This engaging story offers viewpoints and ideas that have already inspired many disabled people to stop simply coping with their disability and start managing it.
"Safer Streets", by Amy Davidson; "Follow the Leader", by Michael Schulman; "Blood, Simpler", by Ken Auletta; "Hollywood and Vine", by Tad Friend; "Let It Go", by Joan Acocella; "Small Differences", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Swinging Seventies", by Anthony Lane.