F king Up the Buttons on a Babygrow

  • Filename: f-king-up-the-buttons-on-a-babygrow.
  • ISBN: 9781405528559
  • Release Date: 2013-08-08
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Drew Magary
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Have you ever faked sleep at 3 a.m. in a perverse game of 'baby monitor chicken' with your partner? Or wondered exactly how dire the consequences of an incorrect measurement of formula might be? Have you fought off the urge to strangle the feral child who smeared something unidenitfiable on the playground slide just before your toddler used it? Or fought off the urge to strangle your own while they repeatedly shout 'What's up f**kface?' to all and sundry during a trip to the supermarket? If you're a new parent, you've probably done at least one of the above. And if you have, it's OK, as Drew Magary expertly demonstrates in this hilarious book. Drew's commentary on the perils of modern-day fatherhood is so acutely observed, and so brilliantly told, that in a perfect world it would be advertised at NCT classes, endorsed by Gina Ford, and handed out in every new parent's Bounty bag. Read it for yourself, give it your partner, or get it for anyone you know who you suspect might be about to fall into the parent trap . . .

Someone Could Get Hurt

  • Filename: someone-could-get-hurt.
  • ISBN: 9781101621806
  • Release Date: 2013-05-16
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Drew Magary
  • Publisher: Penguin

A sharp, funny, and heartfelt memoir about fatherhood and the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America No one writes about family quite like Drew Magary. The GQ correspondent and Deadspin columnist’s stories about trying to raise a family have attracted millions of readers online. And now he’s finally bringing that unique voice to a memoir. In Someone Could Get Hurt, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America. In brutally honest and funny stories, Magary reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (getting drunk while trick-or-treating, watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool, engaging in role-play with a princess-crazed daughter), and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse, allowing children to make little mistakes in the kitchen to keep them from making the bigger ones in life). It’s a celebration of all the surprises—joyful and otherwise—that come with being part of a real family. In the wake of recent bestsellers that expose how every other culture raises their children better, Someone Could Get Hurt offers a hilarious and heartfelt defense of American child rearing with a glimpse into the genuine love and compassion that accompany the missteps and flawed logic. It’s the story of head lice, almost-dirty words, and flat head syndrome, and a man trying to commit the ultimate act of selflessness in a selfish world.

Men with Balls

  • Filename: men-with-balls.
  • ISBN: 9780316040198
  • Release Date: 2008-10-27
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Drew Magary
  • Publisher: Little, Brown

This will be the very last book you ever read. Because after you have read this book, you, Good Sir, will know how to be a pro athlete. And pro athletes don't need books. Or strong family bonds. Or any of that stupid crap. Not when they have ready access to millions of dollars and scores of smoking hot chicks with questionable judgment. This book will be all you require to cast aside your boring life as some jackass who cruises around bookstores hoping to score grad-school trim. With Men with Balls, you will learn how to: Showboat using classical pantomime techniquesFigure out whether or not a stripper actually fancies youEmotionally cope from the emotional fallout of rookie year hazing gamesFind out which free locker room amphetamines will give you a shot of energy, and which will cause you to run down terrified schoolchildren with your Escalade (NOTE: Some do both)Avoid media scrutiny by directing beat writers and columnists to the nearest hot buffet So grab your balls, bookboy. You're about to become a home-run hitting, steroid-injecting, angry-orgy-having Turbostud. They're gonna need a whole ocean just to wash your jock.

The End Specialist

  • Filename: the-end-specialist.
  • ISBN: 9780007429097
  • Release Date: 2011-08-30
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Drew Magary
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

A gripping, compulsive thriller set in a future where the cure for ageing has been discovered... to devastating consequences The ebook edition contains exclusive extra content.

The Postmortal

  • Filename: the-postmortal.
  • ISBN: 9781101543740
  • Release Date: 2011-08-30
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Drew Magary
  • Publisher: Penguin

• Finalist for the Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke Awards • The gripping first novel by Drew Magary, Deadspin columnist, GQ correspondent, and author of The Hike "An exciting page turner. . . . Drew Magary is an excellent writer. The Postmortal is . . . even more terrifying than zombie apocalypse." — Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing John Farrell is about to get "The Cure." Old age can never kill him now. The only problem is, everything else still can . . . Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lampshade

  • Filename: the-lampshade.
  • ISBN: 1416566309
  • Release Date: 2010-09-14
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Mark Jacobson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Few growing up in the aftermath of World War II will ever forget the horrifying reports that Nazi concentration camp doctors had removed the skin of prisoners to makes common, everyday lampshades. In The Lampshade, bestselling journalist Mark Jacobson tells the story of how he came into possession of one of these awful objects, and of his search to establish the origin, and larger meaning, of what can only be described as an icon of terror. Jacobson’s mind-bending historical, moral, and philosophical journey into the recent past and his own soul begins in Hurricane Katrina–ravaged New Orleans. It is only months after the storm, with America’s most romantic city still in tatters, when Skip Henderson, an old friend of Jacobson’s, purchases an item at a rummage sale: a very strange looking and oddly textured lampshade. When he asks what it’s made of, the seller, a man covered with jailhouse tattoos, replies, “That’s made from the skin of Jews.” The price: $35. A few days later, Henderson sends the lampshade to Jacobson, saying, “You’re the journalist, you find out what it is.” The lampshade couldn’t possibly be real, could it? But it is. DNA analysis proves it. This revelation sends Jacobson halfway around the world, to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, where the lampshades were supposedly made on the order of the infamous “Bitch of Buchenwald,” Ilse Koch. From the time he grew up in Queens, New York, in the 1950s, Jacobson has heard stories about the human skin lampshade and knew it to be the ultimate symbol of Nazi cruelty. Now he has one of these things in his house with a DNA report to prove it, and almost everything he finds out about it is contradictory, mysterious, shot through with legend and specious information. Through interviews with forensic experts, famous Holocaust scholars (and deniers), Buchenwald survivors and liberators, and New Orleans thieves and cops, Jacobson gradually comes to see the lampshade as a ghostly illuminator of his own existential status as a Jew, and to understand exactly what that means in the context of human responsibility. One question looms as his search goes on: what to do with the lampshade—this unsettling thing that used to be someone? It is a difficult dilemma to be sure, but far from the last one, since once a lampshade of human skin enters your life, it is very, very hard to forget.

Angelica Sprocket s Pockets

  • Filename: angelica-sprocket-s-pockets.
  • ISBN: 9781446495926
  • Release Date: 2012-12-13
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Quentin Blake
  • Publisher: Random House

Angelica Sprocket lives next door. Her overcoat has pockets galore! And you'll never guess what's in them... Prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket's never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps in them!

The Hike

  • Filename: the-hike.
  • ISBN: 9780399563867
  • Release Date: 2016-08-02
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Drew Magary
  • Publisher: Penguin

“The Hike just works. It’s like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It’s just that good.” —NPR.org “A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching.”—BoingBoing From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the “Producer,” the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path. At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival. From the Hardcover edition.

The Art of Asking Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

  • Filename: the-art-of-asking-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-let-people-help.
  • ISBN: 1478927402
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 340
  • Author: Amanda Palmer
  • Publisher:

Rock singer, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for -- as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of the art of asking.

How to Get Away with Murder in America Drug Lords Dirty Pols Obsessed Cops and the Quiet Man Who Became the CIA s Master Killer

  • Filename: how-to-get-away-with-murder-in-america-drug-lords-dirty-pols-obsessed-cops-and-the-quiet-man-who-became-the-cia-s-master-killer.
  • ISBN: 9781614520344
  • Release Date: 2012-06-27
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Evan Wright
  • Publisher: Byliner Inc.

This is a story that the CIA will not want you to read. It will likely shake your faith in the highest levels of AmericaÕs national security establishment. And it will leave you feeling as if you are living not in the United States but in a seedy banana republic where there is no line between the good guys and the bad guys.Ê In ÒHow to Get Away with Murder in America,Ó the celebrated journalist Evan Wright reveals the extraordinary story of Enrique ÒRickyÓ Prado, an alleged killer for a major Miami drug trafficker who was recruited into the CIA. Despite a grand jury subpoena and a mountain of evidence unearthed by a federal task force, Prado was promoted into the agencyÕs highest echelons and charged with implementing some of the countryÕs most sensitive post-9/11 counterterrorist operations, including the agencyÕs secret Òtargeted assassination unit.Ó All while staying in close touch with his cocaine-trafficking boss and, evidence suggests, taking part in additional killings for him.Ê After Prado retired in 2004 at the rank of SIS-2Ñthe CIA equivalent of a two-star generalÑhe moved to a senior position at Blackwater, the private military contractor, where he continued to run the same, now-outsourced Òdeath squad.Ó Contrary to government assurances that it was never actually activated, Wright reveals explosive testimony from one of the Blackwater assassins that PradoÕs unit was indeed carrying out assigned killings. As a former military intelligence officer told Wright in 2011, ÒPrivate contractors are whacking people like crazy over in Afghanistan for the CIA.ÓÊ In ÒHow to Get Away with Murder in America,Ó Wright discloses never-before-seen federal investigation files and lays out a mind-boggling and ultimately damning indictment of Ricky Prado and the intelligence community that embraced and empowered him. It is the deeply disturbing story of a criminal case abandoned because of CIA intervention, political maneuvering, and possibly corruption. Its cast includes Mafia capos, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former CNN host Rick Sanchez, and PradoÕs longtime boss at the CIA and then Blackwater, J. Cofer Black, who is now a Òspecial adviserÓ to presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Wright also delivers a stunning portrait of PradoÕs childhood friend Albert San Pedro, a.k.a. Òthe Maniac,Ó the drug lord whom he served for years as loyal bodyguard and enforcer, as well as their longtime nemesis Mike Fisten, the detective who began pursuing them more than two decades ago and still hopes to put them both in prison for murder. There are many conspiracies in WrightÕs story, all of them unsettling. Did the CIA knowingly hire a suspected murderer with strong ties to drug traffickers? Or was the agency a stooge, infiltrated by an underworld hood described by one investigator as Òtechnically, a serial killerÓ? Ê ÒHow to Get Away with Murder in AmericaÓ is likely to have serious repercussions for the U.S. national security establishment. And it will shake to the core your conceptions of government and justice in America.

Sharp Suits

  • Filename: sharp-suits.
  • ISBN: 1862058520
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Eric Musgrave
  • Publisher: Anova Books

Chronicles the history of the suit from the seventeenth century to the present, and describes how society has affected the way the garment has been perceived, used, and worn by men throughout history.

Reading the Country

  • Filename: reading-the-country.
  • ISBN: 1863680713
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Krim Benterrak
  • Publisher: Fremantle Arts Center Press

You people try and dig little more deep you been diggin only white soil try and find the black soil inside. Paddy Roe

Rants in the Dark

  • Filename: rants-in-the-dark.
  • ISBN: 0143770187
  • Release Date: 2017-02-27
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Emily Writes
  • Publisher:

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Foolish King

  • Filename: foolish-king.
  • ISBN: 1910200395
  • Release Date: 2016-01-11
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Mark Price
  • Publisher:

Oh the Places You ll Go

  • Filename: oh-the-places-you-ll-go.
  • ISBN: 9780007175970
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

A miniature edition of Dr. Seuss's last book, full of inspiring ideas A perfect gift for Christmas, or for anyone leaving school or college or otherwise 'moving on' as well as for children. 'You're off to Great Places Today is your day Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way ' An inspirational little book that is big on ideas and advice on how to cope with the tricky situations that life flings at us. Decisions to take, muddles to make, slumps to get out of -- whatever the problem, the good Dr. Seuss has an answer Follow our hero as he navigates his way across a challenging landscape fraught with dangers such as howling Hakken-Kraks, until he finally makes it through to the other side. A must-have for anyone who is making changes and moving on, as well as a great rhyming read for younger children.

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