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Peanut

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Editor: Schwartz & Wade
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"Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.

The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life

The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Blauner
Editor: Library of America
ISBN: 1598536176
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The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life by Andrew Blauner Summary

A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip--and the life lessons it can teach us--from a stellar array of writers and artists Over the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glories of American popular culture—hilarious, poignant, inimitable. Some twenty years after the last strip appeared, the characters Schulz brought to life in Peanuts continue to resonate with millions of fans, their beguiling four-panel adventures and television escapades offering lessons about happiness, friendship, disappointment, childhood, and life itself. In The Peanuts Papers, thirty-three writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulz’s deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These enchanting, affecting, and often quite personal essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers—and the ways it invites us to ponder, in the words of Sarah Boxer, “how to survive and still be a decent human being” in an often bewildering world. Featuring essays, memoirs, poems, and two original comic strips, here is the ultimate reader’s companion for every Peanuts fan. Featuring: Jill Bialosky Lisa Birnbach Sarah Boxer Jennifer Finney Boylan Ivan Brunetti Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Rich Cohen Gerald Early Umberto Eco Jonathan Franzen Ira Glass Adam Gopnik David Hajdu Bruce Handy David Kamp Maxine Hong Kingston Chuck Klosterman Peter D. Kramer Jonathan Lethem Rick Moody Ann Patchett Kevin Powell Joe Queenan Nicole Rudick George Saunders Elissa Schappell Seth Janice Shapiro Mona Simpson Leslie Stein Clifford Thompson David L. Ulin Chris Ware

Mr. Peanut

Mr. Peanut Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Ross
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443403326
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Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross Summary

David Pepin has loved his wife since the moment they met, and after thirteen years of marriage he still can’t imagine living without her -- yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and he's both deeply distraught and the prime suspect in her possible murder. The officers investigating her death are intimately familiar with conjugal enigmas. Detective Ward Hastroll was happily married until his wife became inexplicably and militantly bedridden. And Detective Sam Sheppard is especially sensitive to marital guilt, having decades before been convicted and then declared innocent of his wife’s brutal murder. When Pepin is linked to a hit man, the ambiguity enfolding this case begins to resemble the Escher drawings that inspire the computer games Pepin designs for a living. These complex, interlocking dramas of murder and marriage brilliantly explore the twinned impulses of love and hate, each endlessly cycling into the other. Surprising, emotionally intense, and astonishing in its reach, Mr. Peanut is a first novel of the highest order.

Peanuts and Philosophy

Peanuts and Philosophy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Greene,Rachel Robison-Greene
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 081269953X
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Peanuts and Philosophy by Richard Greene,Rachel Robison-Greene Summary

In Peanuts and Philosophy, twenty philosophers, from a diverse range of perspectives, look at different aspects of the Peanuts canon. How can the thoughts of children, who have yet to become grown-up, help us to become more grown up ourselves? Do we get good results from believing in something like the Great Pumpkin, even though we’re disappointed every time? What can Linus’s reactions to the leukemia of his friend Janice tell us about the stages of grief? Why don’t we settle what’s right and what’s wrong by the simple method of asking Lucy? Is true happiness attainable without a warm puppy? Do some people’s kites have a natural affinity for trees? Is Sally an anarchist, a nihilist, or just a contrarian? Does Linus’s reliance on his blanket help him or hurt him? Is Charlie Brown’s philosophy of life pathetic or inspirational? Other topics include: how the way children think carries general lessons about transcending our limitations; the Utopian quest as illustrated by Charlie’s devotion to the Little Red-Haired Girl; Snoopy’s Red Baron and history as selective memory; the Head Beagle as Big Brother. And, as we would expect, Lucy’s repeated cruel removal of Charlie's football has several philosophical applications.

Peanuts and American Culture

Peanuts and American Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter W.Y. Lee
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476636370
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Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz insisted good ol' Charlie Brown and his friends were neither "great art" nor "significant." Yet Schulz's acclaimed daily comic strip--syndicated in thousands of newspapers over five decades--brilliantly mirrored tensions in American society during the second half of the 20th century. Focusing on the strip's Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the development of Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Franklin, Shermy, Snoopy and the other characters that became American icons.

The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang!

The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chloe Perkins
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481495550
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The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! by Chloe Perkins Summary

Now beginning readers can learn all about Charles M. Schulz’s iconic comic strips, beloved characters, and the cartoons and movies in this nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read about the history of the Peanuts Gang! Did you know that many of the characters in A Charlie Brown Christmas were voiced by regular kids from the producer’s neighborhood? Or that Charles M. Schulz had his first sketch published at age fourteen in the local newspaper’s “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” feature? What about that NASA has an award called the Silver Snoopy for outstanding achievements related to flight safety and mission success? Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang, and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning about history has never been so much fun! © 2017 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

Forever This Summer

Forever This Summer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leslie C. Youngblood
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0759555222
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The second book from critically acclaimed author Leslie C. Youngblood, about family, identity, and learning to stand up for what's right -- now in paperback! Georgie has no idea what to expect when she, Mama, and Peaches are plopped down in the middle of small town USA--aka Bogalusa, Louisiana--where Mama grew up and Great Aunt Vie needs constant care. Georgie wants to help out at the once famous family diner that served celebrities like the Jackson 5 and the Supremes, but everyone is too busy to show her the ropes and Mama is treating her like a baby, not letting her leave her sight. When she finally gets permission to leave on her own, Georgie makes friends with Markie--a foster kid who'd been under Aunt Elvie's care--who has a limb difference and a huge attitude. Then Markie asks Georgie to help her find her mom, and suddenly summer has a real purpose. But as Georgie and Markie's histories begin to entwine, Georgie becomes more desperate to find the truth. But words spoken cannot be taken back and once Georgie knows the truth, she may even find a way to right past wrongs and help Aunt Vie and Markie out after all.

The Greats

The Greats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Ellis
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 177306388X
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With the unexpected help of a giant prehistoric sloth, ghostly grandfathers return to help a suicidal teenager. Winning a national high-school geography competition should be the high point of Jomon’s life. So why does he find himself running through the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, later that same night — so angry and desperate? Why does he heave his hard-won medal through the front window of a liquor store? Why does a teenaged boy decide life is not worth living? Arrested by police and detained in a jail cell, Jomon is jolted out of his suicidal thoughts by the sudden appearance of another teenaged boy — who claims to be his great-great-grandfather ... Meanwhile, across town, the pride of Guyana, the life-sized exhibit of a giant prehistoric sloth named Gather, disappears overnight from the Guyana National Museum. While museum officials argue over who is responsible for the disappearance and who is in charge of getting the sloth back, only Mrs. Simson, a museum cleaner, seems to understand what needs to be done. And so begins a strange and marvelous journey, as Jomon is sentenced to a youth detention facility, and a succession of his dead grandfathers appears, each one of them having died by suicide. As the grandfathers argue among themselves and blame each other for their own fates, they keep a watch out for Jomon, to try to make sure he does not continue their family tradition. In this short, fable-like story, Deborah Ellis comes at the timely and difficult issue of child suicide with restraint, compassion, and freshness, as the grandfathers overcome their own fraught histories to help their grandson, who in the end is aided by the appearance of a wondrous giant rodent, busy enjoying her own return to earthly existence.

Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats

Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Drew Daniel
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 144113347X
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Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats by Drew Daniel Summary

In 20 Jazz Funk Greats Drew Daniel (of the experimental band Matmos) creates-through both his own insights and exclusive interviews with the band-an exploded view of the album's multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each song, shot through with a sequence of thematic entries on key concepts, strategies, and contexts (noise, leisure, process, the abject, information, and repetition). This is a smart and unusual book about a pioneering band.

10 Science Fiction Greats Box Set

10 Science Fiction Greats Box Set Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald Swan,E.J. Deen,Cassandra Ormand
Editor: Bad Rabbit Publications
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10 Science Fiction Greats Box Set by Donald Swan,E.J. Deen,Cassandra Ormand Summary

3 Best-Selling Authors 10 Great Full-Length Science Fiction Novels One Low Price! The Hyperspace Project (Books 1-3) Alien First Contact Cyberpunk Space Opera ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An action-packed, fun and intelligent adventure into the unknown.” He set out to prove a theory. Now he’s racing to save the galaxy from his mistake. Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok’tu. Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Technology can always be used for good or evil and now his peaceful experiment could become a horrific weapon of a malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man’s greatest sacrifice to stop it. Full 86,000 word space opera novel! ------------------------ Kael Jai (Books 1-4) Alien Superhero Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great Sci-Fi Adventure!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “First Contact with a twist.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Fast-Paced, High-Tech Action series. Aliens, genetic engineering, intergalactic war, witches, futuristic ninjas, mystery, who could ask for more?” His name is Kael Jai. An alien hiding among the humans of Earth. Outcast. Sent here for his own protection, having failed in winning the long battle with the madman called Jindom who intended to rule his entire planet. They thought he’d be safe on this backward little planet, so far from the war that raged on his home-world light years away. They were wrong. Jindom discovered Kael’s location and sent a powerful war machine to Earth to kill him. But one was not enough. One was their mistake. Now Kael intends to settle the score, rid the universe of the madman called Jindom, and bring peace to his home-planet of Trinoor. -------------------------- Malevolent 👽 Alien Contact Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Alien abduction. It’s a subject that’s been written to death, or so I thought, until encountering this book. E. J. Deen has written one hell of a novel. The pacing is relentless, the characters are believable, and the abductions are chilling.” -Timothy Elliott Grey refuses to believe. As a top-notch journalist for a Seattle-based magazine, he is trained to have an open mind. But he simply refuses to believe extraterrestrials actually exist. After a disturbing interview with a man who claims to have been abducted by aliens, Elliott is plagued by nightmares of his own abduction. Terrorized and tortured by entities he cannot understand, Elliot has come face to face with his unbelief. ----------------------- Prototype ☢️ Sexy Science Fiction Cyberpunk Thriller 💥 Angelique is running for her life, hiding in plain sight. “Well written, well paced, and fun to read.” “The heroine, Angelique, is strong, smart and beautiful, a powerful combination.” “The action starts in the first chapter, and only stops long enough for you to catch your breath before starting up again.” “A science fiction thriller-romance, and does a really good work in all those areas.” Angelique Hunter works for a cutting edge robotics company programming and designing some of the most lifelike robots in the world. She’s spent her life working to achieve her goals, only to realize that her skills have been used to build a killing machine. Now she’s running for her life, hiding in plain sight, and praying that no one discovers her secret. ---------------------- Primal ☣️ Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ E. J. Deen is one of the best authors I’ve come across in a long time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it! Really enjoyed the book. An excellent post-apocalyptic novel by E. J. Deen. It’s set in After-Revolt(AR) America, after a plague that is a form of HIV has been released on the population, throwing the nation into chaos. The year 14, after the revolt…. He came to salvage what was left of the country, but the country didn’t want saving. He’d been alone for so long that he’d almost forgotten his own name. They called him Zach. It’s all anyone needs to know about him. He’s a bounty hunter with a price on his head, put there by those malevolent factions that now rule the New Society. Genetically altered to resist the plague that is decimating the world, he is the only hope of a country in turmoil. Marked by blood spilled during the revolt, scarred and battle weary, he lives as a recluse. But when a young girl is victimized by his worst enemy, Zach rises to the cry for justice and takes his revenge on the man responsible. The world may never be the same again, but the fight for human life will always remain.

Future Greats and Heartbreaks

Future Greats and Heartbreaks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gare Joyce
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 038567273X
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“One of this continent’s master craftsmen of sporting prose” (Sports Illustrated) and three-time National Magazine Award-winner Gare Joyce goes undercover to learn the secrets of NHL scouts. Veteran sports writer Gare Joyce realizes a long-held secret ambition as he spends a full season embedded as a hockey scout. Joyce’s year on the hockey beat is a steep learning curve for him; NHL scouts spend each season gathering information on players fighting it out to break into the world of professional hockey. They watch hundreds of games, speak to scores of players, parents, team-mates and other scouts, amassing profiles on all the top contenders. It’s a form of risk assessment–is this young hopeful deserving of a multi-million dollar contract?–and it can be a tough and thankless task. Scouts are ground into the game, picking up nuances of play that even the most committed fan would miss, but they are looking at more than just how well a kid can play. And come the final draft, only a tiny percentage of their full year’s work might matter. Examining the amount of information gathered on the under-eighteen hopefuls, the scrutiny to which they are subjected, and the differences between the rigour of American and Canadian junior teams, Joyce opens a window on the life and methods of an NHL scout and penetrates the mysterious world of scouting as no one has before.

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harvey Penick
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451676301
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The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style” (The New York Times)—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives. The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best. This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.”

Don Cherry's Hockey Greats and More

Don Cherry's Hockey Greats and More Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Cherry
Editor: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385691858
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Broadcasting icon and bestselling author Don Cherry is back to give us more of what we want: behind-the-scenes sports stories that are as colourful as his wardrobe. For the last sixty years, Don Cherry has lived and breathed hockey. He has interviewed all of hockey's biggest names on Grapevine and "Coach's Corner," and he coached some of them too. But Don's interests span across all sports, and even beyond. In this unforgettable book, Don grants us unparalleled insider access to some of the most legendary athletes and figures of our time. Follow Don to the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs and to the pitcher's mound at Rogers Centre (and learn how the Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson saved his neck). Jet back in time to meet Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito, Scotty Bowman, John Ferguson and other greats--up close and unfiltered. Discover Don's opinions on the toughest guys he ever played against, "hockey parents," the role of fighting in the game, and the Hall of Fame (and who should be in it). Learn about Don's friendship with Gord Downie--the incomparable late frontman of the Tragically Hip and a lifelong hockey fan. This is Don Cherry in all his hilarious and frank glory, spinning his yarns with the best of them.

Wynton Marsalis - Omnibook

Wynton Marsalis - Omnibook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wynton Marsalis
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1495079333
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(Jazz Transcriptions). 35 Marsalis songs transcribed for B-flat instruments exactly from his recorded solos, with solo analysis sections and a complete discography. Includes: Au Privave * Black Bottom Stomp * Caravan * Cherokee (Indian Love Song) * Donna Lee * Embraceable You * Free to Be * Honeysuckle Rose * In Walked Bud * Johnny Come Lately * La Vie En Rose * Loose Duck * My Funny Valentine * Rubber Bottom * Stardust * A Train, a Banjo, and a Chicken Wing * Union Pacific Big Boy * When It's Sleepy Time down South * You Don't Hear No Drums * and more.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Ryan Stradal
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698196511
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“A sweet and savory treat.” —People “An impressive feat of narrative jujitsu . . . that keeps readers turning the pages too fast to realize just how ingenious they are.”—The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Pick From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a novel about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country’s most coveted dinner reservation. When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine—and a dashing sommelier—he’s left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He’s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter—starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva’s journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience. Each chapter in J. Ryan Stradal’s startlingly original debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life—its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. It marks the entry of a brilliant new talent.

Explorer's Guide Guatemala: A Great Destination

Explorer's Guide Guatemala: A Great Destination Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Conner Gorry
Editor: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581579012
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This complete guide to Guatemala includes special sections on family travel, Mayan history and culture, and detailed itineraries. Guatemala delivers what adventurous travelers dream of: exotic birds and wildlife, world-class caving, whitewater rafting, zip-lining through the jungle, fascinating Mayan ruins, vibrant cities, and riotous indigenous festivals and markets. Like Guatemala itself, this guide combines the best in adventure, nature, and culture to create indelible travel memories. Author Conner Gorry is a solo woman traveler, and that translates into insightful text that keeps an eye on travel safety issues. Detailed itineraries offer invaluable, road-tested advice, while comprehensive history and information on Mayan culture imbue your trip with context and meaning. Gorry covers the top tourist destinations with the knowledge only experience can bring; she also emphasizes sustainable travel options that support local communities and minimize environmental impact. Including sections on health, language, and traveling with children—everything you need to have a fun, adventurous, safe, and authentic travel experience is right here. More than 100 photographs and detailed maps round out the information, providing everything you need to make the most of your visit.

Reg Smythe

Reg Smythe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helene de Klerk
Editor: Creators Publishing
ISBN: 0984871330
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Reg Smythe was the first British cartoonist to break into the American market. His world famous character, Andy Capp, was his "dancing bear." The character that attracted attention and left Reg free of the burden of recognition and fame. This story charts his impoverished childhood and formative relationships through to international recognition and his last years as a semi recluse in the North of England. The story gives an insight into the man behind the cartoon, linking childhood and adult experiences to the development of the strip’s main characters, describing how he worked and what fame meant to him – often in his own words.

Heavy

Heavy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kiese Laymon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501125699
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*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics* In this powerful, provocative, and universally lauded memoir—winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and finalist for the Kirkus Prize—genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon “provocatively meditates on his trauma growing up as a black man, and in turn crafts an essential polemic against American moral rot” (Entertainment Weekly). In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to time in New York as a college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and ultimately gambling. Heavy is a “gorgeous, gutting…generous” (The New York Times) memoir that combines personal stories with piercing intellect to reflect both on the strife of American society and on Laymon’s experiences with abuse. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, he asks us to confront the terrifying possibility that few in this nation actually know how to responsibly love, and even fewer want to live under the weight of actually becoming free. “A book for people who appreciated Roxane Gay’s memoir Hunger” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Heavy is defiant yet vulnerable, an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family through years of haunting implosions and long reverberations. “You won’t be able to put [this memoir] down…It is packed with reminders of how black dreams get skewed and deferred, yet are also pregnant with the possibility that a kind of redemption may lie in intimate grappling with black realities” (The Atlantic).

The Oceanic Whitetip Shark

The Oceanic Whitetip Shark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Green
Editor: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1612116582
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If you were stranded in the open ocean, the oceanic whitetip shark would likely be the first to greet you. This fish prefers to haunt the deep, open waters of the ocean, where it jumps on any potential food source. Young readers will learn why this lesser-known shark deserves the same infamy as the greats.

I Must Be Living Twice

I Must Be Living Twice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eileen Myles
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062389106
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A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls. Eileen Myles’ work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. Her work opens readers to astonishing new considerations of familiar places, like the East Village in her iconic Chelsea Girls, and invites them into lush—and sometimes horrid—dream worlds, imbuing the landscapes of her writing with the vividness and energy of fantasy. I Must Be Living Twice brings together selections from the poet’s previous work with a set of bold new poems that reflect her sardonic, unapologetic, and fiercely intellectual literary voice. Steeped in the culture of New York City, Myles’ milieu, I Must Be Living Twice is a prism refracting a radical world and a compelling life.