Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub "Catch a Rising Star" as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything.
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub "Catch a Rising Star" as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. "Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders," Seinfeld writes. "So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth."
The book's narrator flees a crumbling industrial wasteland in the Midwest and finds himself in sunny Los Angeles without a car, working in a neighborhood video store and spending many hours watching films.
Author: William E. Jones
A perverse and explicit new take on the coming of age novel, William E. Jones's I'm Open to Anything explores bohemian Southern California of the late 1980s and early 90s, before gentrification ruined everything. The book's narrator flees a crumbling industrial wasteland in the Midwest and finds himself in sunny Los Angeles without a car, working in a neighborhood video store and spending many hours watching films. He explores his adopted city and befriends a number of men, most of them immigrants, who teach him the finer points of sex. He acquires the skill of fisting, giving his partners intense pleasure, and at the same time hearing the stories of their lives. They too have fled their hometowns: one to escape torture at the hands of a Salvadoran death squad; another to study anthropology after years of wandering and religious questioning. Alternating between explicit scenes of kinky sex and intimate conversations about matters of life and death, I'm Open to Anything is a porno novel of rare ambition and humor. The book recalls Olympia Press's heyday, when authors made quick money churning out dirty books, but couldn't hide the intellectual obsessions that made them writers in the first place. William E. Jones's previous book, True Homosexual Experiences (also published by We Heard You Like Books), a biography of Straight to Hell's iconoclastic editor Boyd McDonald, celebrates the frank, raunchy language of the first queer 'zine. Jones brings the same unsparing and profane attitude to I'm Open to Anything, his debut novel.
Gary Indiana. You're de Milo's Venus, You're King Kong's penis. You're self-
abuse. My finale is an Ethel Mermanesque “There's No Business like Show
Business,” belted out with demonic abandon. Is this anything I want to remember
Author: Gary Indiana
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
The long-awaited memoir from one of the most acclaimed radical writers in American literature. Described by the London Review of Books as one of “the most brilliant critics writing in America today,” Gary Indiana is a true radical whose caustic voice has by turns haunted and influenced the literary and artistic establishments. With I Can Give You Anything but Love, Gary Indiana has composed a literary, unabashedly wicked, and revealing montage of excursions into his life and work—from his early days growing up gay in rural New Hampshire to his escape to Haight-Ashbury in the post–summer-of-love era, the sweltering 1970s in Los Angeles, and ultimately his existence in New York in the 1980s as a bona fide downtown personality. Interspersed throughout his vivid recollections are present-day chapters set against the louche culture and raw sexuality of Cuba, where he has lived and worked occasionally for the past fifteen years. Connoisseurs will recognize in this—his most personal book yet—the same mixture of humor and realism, philosophy and immediacy, that have long confused the definitions of genre applied to his writing. Vivid, atmospheric, revealing, and entertaining, this is an engrossing read and a serious contribution to the genres of gay and literary memoir.
That's right, a gismo. A bit difficult to describe. Like a cross, I suppose, without the top part. Sort of two arms on a stand. What happens is this. You hang something on one arm. Anything at all. A watch, a bracelet, money, anything.
Author: Damon Knight
Publisher: Hachette UK
We call it a gismo. That's right, a gismo. A bit difficult to describe. Like a cross, I suppose, without the top part. Sort of two arms on a stand. What happens is this. You hang something on one arm. Anything at all. A watch, a bracelet, money, anything. I supposed you could hang a locomotive on, only it's a bit heavy. But anyway you hang something on and there on the opposite arm appears an exact replica. And I mean exact. You can't tell the difference. So nobody need make anything any more. What you need you hang on the gismo. No work. No want. No starvation. No nothing. When you've got a gismo, you've got everything.
was the conclusion to the business rather than a signal that anything was to
follow. He worked in search engine optimisation. Daisy is an assistant producer
of TV shows; her latest project is entitled Helicopter Life Exchange. They will
Author: P.Z. Reizin
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Very clever and great fun' Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You Wouldn't it be great, if everyone had a team of smart machines to handle all the messy emotional stuff... * The last text Daisy Parsloe received was from her smart fridge about some mouldy potato salad. She's not doing well at work, her love life is haphazard at best and her elderly mother seems to be losing her mind. And now, apparently even the appliances are judging her life choices. What Daisy doesn't know is that the appliances are also plotting. They've joined together, across the internet of things, to nudge Daisy in the right direction. But it isn't long before their well-meaning interference starts to get noticed and the race is on to find Daisy's Mr Right before the plugs are pulled. Daisy is about to find out that sometimes, help comes from the most unlikely places. A joyful, funny and adorable story for fans of A Man Called Ove and The Rosie Project. * Praise for P. Z. Reizin: 'Funny, quirky, unexpected' Jojo Moyes 'Hilarious and exceedingly relatable' Carrie Hope Fletcher 'So funny, clever and timely' Martha Kearney 'Touching and hilarious' Sunday Mirror 'Fun, romantic, original, with a clever twist' Woman and Home 'An impish AI rom-com that skewers the data economy and the corporate erosion of private space' Mail on Sunday
Author: Mark Nesti
In this book Commencing a trilogy on consciousness, belief and intent, If We Are Anything lays the foundation for exploring the connections between spirituality and modern physics. After establishing an adequate base in the understanding of classical physics, relativity, quantum mechanics and new-age theories, Mark Nesti takes us deep into the heart of alternative therapies, intent, consciousness and belief, by describing an entire particle mechanism connecting spirituality and matter. Descriptions of the reality we experience in our everyday world are accompanied by these connections and explain many spirituality-based systems such as chakras, Karma, the akashic records, impermanence, dependant arising leading to the possibility of Samsara, OM, Chi and the mechanisms that form conscious connections between intent and matter. These connections underpin the disciplines of martial arts, alternative therapies and manifestation. Nesti delves even further, showing us the mechanisms of reality by suggesting a new viewpoint in which matter, force and time come into being and interact. These new ideas, alluded to earlier by Einstein, Bohm, Penrose and a host of notable scientists, expose free will of individuals as the driving force of existence what shapes reality into being and form. If you have ever wondered how thought, belief, intent, and their causal effects sculpt the world into what we see and feel, or pondered the 'hows' and 'whys' of alternative therapies, this book offers an opportunity to understand the connection between science, spirituality and the reality which we all co-create. Join us in that journey!
Anything is Possible is the inspiring life story of Ben Carson.
Author: Denise Blum
Anything is Possible is the inspiring life story of Ben Carson. As a child, Ben faced many challenges.... bad grades, parents divorced, etc. Through hard work and determination, Ben overcame his challenges and became a world famous neurosurgeon.
This newly revised edition boasts updates throughout, including: A new introduction An in-depth Bible study component for those who hope to lead a study on this topic And more!
Author: Jennie Allen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
What if you told God you would do anything . . . and he took you up on it? In the years since the initial release ofAnything, God continued to stretch Jennie Allen and her faith because of the courageous prayer of surrender that she and her husband, Zac, prayed, "God, we will do anything. Anything." Previously caught in the dizzying haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie went on to begin living out the adventure God had written for them—to include becoming the founder of IF: Gathering, an organization to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation to live out their purpose. Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move you to stop chasing things that just make you feel happy and start living a surrendered life that matters. This newly revised edition is updated throughout to include a new introduction and an in-depth Bible study component for those who have been wanting to lead a study on this topic. Join Jennie on an adventure to discover your anything, those things that actually mean nothing until you know the God truly worth giving it all up for. And when you do, that will change everything.
We're pretty sure they haven't changed the rules, but for some reason, people
think that anything goes when sending e-mails. That's bad business, as it reflects
poorly on an organization's image. In this case, if you have sloppy grammar, ...
Author: Lynn Wilson
Publisher: The CareGiver Partnership
Negotiate Anything! is the culmination of a 30 year longitudinal study of customer service - the first ever. It has two audiences. For consumers, it presents secrets to make companies treat them fairly. For businesses, it teaches them how to pull ahead of the competition by providing excellent customer service. It offers a concise and proven method for consumers to use to start getting their money's worth from companies when things go wrong. It also lets you know the tricks some companies use to bamboozle you and keep you from getting the good service you deserve. The authors show how they have saved well over $30,000 themselves. They are so confident of their method, they provide a written 100% money back guarantee for consumers if they follow the process and don't save at least two times the cost of the book in the first year alone. It can be found on P261. For businesses, Negotiate Anything! presents the 12 Success Criteria for creating, implementing and tracking a highly differentiated level of customer service designed to drive the top and bottom line. Business owners and leaders will learn how they torture customers and drive them into their competitors' hands. The causes of deteriorating customer service are reviewed and a clear and pragmatic plan is presented that can be implemented by any size business or organization. Through the example of their own start-up business, The CareGiver Partnership, we learn how a company that cares about its customers is winning with impeccable, personalized service such as answering all calls by the third ring, by a knowledgeable person - in the U.S. This has resulted in over 90% of customers rating them a 9 or 10 on a 10 point scale. As a result of this service, their margins are 2 to 3 times greater than the big box stores.
... ANYTHING THAT MOVES.
Author: Nick Turse
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves." Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable. Kill Anything That Moves takes us from archives filled with Washington's long-suppressed war crime investigations to the rural Vietnamese hamlets that bore the brunt of the war; from boot camps where young American soldiers learned to hate all Vietnamese to bloodthirsty campaigns like Operation Speedy Express, in which a general obsessed with body counts led soldiers to commit what one participant called "a My Lai a month." Thousands of Vietnam books later, Kill Anything That Moves, devastating and definitive, finally brings us face-to-face with the truth of a war that haunts Americans to this day.
Author: Albert Ellis
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY All of us worry about something, big or small, every day. But much of the emotional misery we feel is an overreaction, and it can be significantly reduced, using the techniques you’ll find in this landmark book. World renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, who created Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), believed that anger, anxiety, and depression are not only unnecessary, they’re unethical, because when we allow ourselves to become emotionally upset, we’re being unfair and unjust to ourselves. Thinking negative thoughts is a choice we can refuse to make. Applying the proven, time-tested principles of REBT is a simple, logical way to find true mental health and happiness. REBT acknowledges the power of emotions, but it also helps us understand which feelings are healthy and which are not. This classic book teaches you how to: *Retrain your brain to focus on the positive aspects of your life and face each obstacle without unnecessary despair *Control your emotional destiny *Refuse to upset yourself about upsetting yourself *Solve practical problems as well as emotional problems *Conquer the tyranny of “shoulds” ...and much more, providing all the tools you need to take back your life—and your happiness. If you can refuse to make yourself miserable, you’re that much closer to making yourself happy—every day.
There is no hint here that he is doing anything contrary to recounting a series of
events he believes to have occurred. In modern parlance, he says he is telling it
like it was. Of course, what a first-century writer thinks is important or interesting ...
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
A Christianity Today 1995 Books of the Year Finalist! Believing. Most of us take it for granted. We just do it--whether it's trusting that the sun will come up tomorrow, that the lunch we are about to eat is not poisoned or that our religious beliefs are not ill-founded. But why should we believe any of these things? Why should anyone believe anything at all? With insight and humor, James W. Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of a specific belief--namely, belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus ) and the chief reason against it. (the problem of evil). And he responds to these issues personally and philosophically. Here is a book to challenge the skeptic and reassure the doubter in us all.
Author: Alexander N. Howe
This critical study of American detective fiction examines the history and development of the detective genre through the lens of psychoanalysis. Applying the ideas of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, the author identifies and categorizes popular works according to the fictional protagonist's hysteria, obsessive neurosis, perversion or psychosis. The first chapter identifies several instances of hysteria within the fiction of two of the genre's pioneers, Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle. Chapter Two traces the development of the hard-boiled detective's code of honor through the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Mickey Spillane, identifying the often-paradoxical nature of this code and its origins in obsessive neurosis. Chapter Three analyzes the anti-detective fiction of Philip K. Dick in terms of paranoid psychosis, and the final chapter returns to the question of hysteria, taking up the female hard-boiled detectives of author Marcia Muller.
... would have been star roles—that is, if the twenties musical could possibly have
allowed anything so provocative as a Wild Party. Lippa had the more
accomplished singing Burrs and Queenie THAT IS THE STATE OF THE ART.
Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!," "The Red Mill," and "Porgy and Bess."
Author: Aaron Joy
Music reviewer and podcaster Aaron Joy presents his series of rock music crossword puzzle books. 14 new puzzles in each book looking at the bands, albums & general trivia, including musicians famous & forgotten, fringe & mainstream. A great starting point for growing a CD collection, enjoying a particular musical genre or winning the next game of rock music trivia. This volume features the topics: Acid Bath, Buzzov*en, 16, Crowbar, Kylesa, Eyehategod, Corrupted, Corrosion Of Conformity, Mastodon, Melvins, Svarog, Dukatalon, Brainoil plus albums Series 1: thrash, grunge, classic New York rock bands (4 bonus puzzles), women in rock, prog-rock, L.A. hair metal. Series 2: sludge metal, Boston bands, gay and lesbian musicians.
Author: Jean Maalouf
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
You already know how to kneel, bow your head, close your eyes, and pray. Jean Maalouf teaches you how to pray with your very life and existence.
Author: Steve Cotler
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
"Cheesie Mack is a true original." —Gordon Korman, bestselling author of Swindle and Schooled Ronald "Cheesie" Mack is not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened before, during, and after fifth-grade graduation, and he's written it all down in his own unique and hilarious way—with lots of lists, drawings, and splenderful (that's splendid plus wonderful!) made-up words. Cheesie—with a little help from Steve Cotler—writes about family, friendship, and tough choices in an unforgettable voice that will have kids laughing out loud. Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love both the clever humor and the black-and-white illustrations throughout.
Author: Larry King
Publisher: Hachette UK
As host of Larry King Live -- one of the most popular daily forums for political news and commentary -- King has used his show to ask probing questions of the pundits, spin doctors, major politicians, and the reporters who are directly involved with the passing -- American scene. In Anything Goes!, King will take a long and in-depth look at how our America -- through the prism of the electronic and print media -- has gotten to the point where it is today. Bipartisan politics, bimbo eruptions, grandstanding in Congress, backstabbing tactics -- and more -- it's the stuff of our daily headlines, whether we like it or not. In sum, expect Larry King at his best -- with inside political stories and anecdotes never before reported anywhere.