You Have No Idea

  • Filename: you-have-no-idea.
  • ISBN: 9781101569160
  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Vanessa Williams
  • Publisher: Penguin

The highly anticipated first book by a widely respected entertainer whose career highlights include The Right Stuff, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and former Miss America When Vanessa Williams was growing up, she had a plan: She’d go to college and major in musical theater; afterward she’d get her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and then she would embark on a successful career on Broadway. And to make sure she stayed on that path, her mother, Helen Williams, gave her a list of things that she should never— ever—do. Near the top of that list was “never ever pose nude for anyone.” So when Vanessa became the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss America in September 1983 (an accomplishment that she never planned for or desired), only to be forced to resign ten months later due to a nude photo scandal, the lives of both Vanessa and Helen took an unexpected turn. But Vanessa survived this setback, and many others to come, to enjoy a thirty-plus-year career as an award-winning singer and actress. Vanessa has been asked to write her memoir many times, but only now—with the help of her mother—is she ready to tell her story. Vanessa grew up in Millwood, New York, part of one of the town’s only black families. As a teenager, Vanessa defied Helen, flirting with boys, drinking, and smoking pot. But despite their early conflicts, Helen has always ardently protected her daughter, staying in contact with the FBI about the multiple death threats Vanessa received after being crowned and being there for her during the dissolution of her two marriages. Now the mother of four children, Vanessa describes how she’s made it through the ups and downs of her life as well as her career. Jointly written by Vanessa and Helen and filled with dozens of personal family photos and mementos, You Have No Idea is an empowering celebration of the love between a mother and daughter and the life of a woman who beat the odds to achieve her destiny.


  • Filename: leviticus.
  • ISBN: 9781621898115
  • Release Date: 2013-08-28
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Maurice D. Harris
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Leviticus has been called "irrelevant," "primitive," and "a backwater" of the Bible, even by scholars and people of faith who treasure Scripture. Many find it alienating, or, at minimum, confusing. In Leviticus: You Have No Idea Rabbi Maurice D. Harris offers readers surprising new ways of looking at the Bible's least popular (and least understood) book. Grounded in his progressive religious values and beliefs, Rabbi Harris approaches the various laws, rituals, and stories of Leviticus with an open-minded curiosity about what we can learn today about life, ethics, God, and higher meaning by studying this text. Taking the Bible seriously but not literally, Harris uses a plain-spoken, accessible style to explain confusing elements of Leviticus. He explores topics that matter to many of us in contemporary society, including LGBT equality, the dangers of religious fundamentalism, the impacts of childhood trauma, criminal justice reform, and more. With this book, the author invites us into an ancient text that, read with care, challenges us to be better people and help repair this broken world.

We Have No Idea

  • Filename: we-have-no-idea.
  • ISBN: 9780735211537
  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Jorge Cham
  • Publisher: Penguin

Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science. In We Have No Idea, they explore the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. This entertaining illustrated science primer is the perfect book for anyone who's curious about all the big questions physicists are still trying to answer. From the Hardcover edition.

You Have No F king Idea

  • Filename: you-have-no-f-king-idea.
  • ISBN: 9781682613344
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Matt Baier
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Deadbeat Dad. Con Artist. Liar. Manipulator. If you believe the tabloid press about Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood’s fiancé Matt Baier, your opinions of him are most likely wrapped in scandalous rumors and gossip. Forget everything you think you know about the tattooed, gravel-voiced reality TV star. In You Have No F**king Idea, Matt breaks his silence for the first time and sets the story straight by delving into his past, present and future—fully exposing the naked truth about his life—once and for all.

Low Magick

  • Filename: low-magick.
  • ISBN: 9780738730325
  • Release Date: 2011-09-08
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Lon Milo DuQuette
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Take a fascinating journey into the life of one of the most respected, sought-after, and renowned magicians alive today: Lon Milo DuQuette. In this follow-up to his popular autobiography, My Life with the Spirits, DuQuette tells how a friend was cursed by a well-known foreign filmmaker and how they removed that curse with a little help from Shakespeare. He explains how, as a six-year-old, he used the Law of Attraction to get a date with Linda Kaufman, the most beautiful girl in first-grade. DuQuette also reveals the ins and outs of working with demons and provides a compelling account of performing an exorcism at a private Catholic high school. As entertaining as they are informative, the true stories in this memoir contain authentic magical theory and invaluable technical information.

You Think You Know But You Have No Idea

  • Filename: you-think-you-know-but-you-have-no-idea.
  • ISBN: 9781622876143
  • Release Date: 2014-05-05
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Toccara S. Burrell-James
  • Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

Candi Thomas is a 26 year old working woman and College student who is currently studying to obtain her Master's Degree in Business, with a Minor in Criminal Justice. When her friend's actions and her outside life threaten to be revealed to her family, she is willing to go to any limits to keep this from happening. See she's a good girl in her family's eyes, and she's more than determined to stop bad things about her from making it to them, especially her mother and sister. She has two best friends, Monae (Mo) and Zanae (Nae) who are the two who know about the wild and crazy life Candi is living. They are the only two who Candi can trust, or are they? Candi and her two besties share all their secrets with each other, but only time will reveal the truth about them. Candi meets this great guy named, Dre which made it a lot easier for her to get over her lying, cheating ex-boyfriend Jay. But is Dre really who he says he is? When things starts to be revealed about Candi will she be able to handle them? Will Candi be able to control the situation? Or will her outside life finally come back to haunt her and her Mother and sister finally find out the truth?

The Best in the World

  • Filename: the-best-in-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9780698162143
  • Release Date: 2014-10-14
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Chris Jericho
  • Publisher: Penguin

The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers—and one of the top five talkers—of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After a sluggish return from his 2005 sabbatical, Jericho found new inspiration in watching No Country for Old Men and completely reinvented his character—ultimately going on to capture three world WWE titles. The Best in the World chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of Jericho’s recent career, including: How Mickey Rourke challenged Jericho to a match, then backed out Jericho’s award-winning feud with Shawn Michaels, which culminated in Jericho knocking out Michael’s wife in the ring . . . for real His escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken-down, European rental-car shuttle His encounters with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson; and his on-again-off-again relationship with WWE chief Vince McMahon Jericho has a one-of-a-kind comedic voice and a knack for getting himself into screwball situations—both in and out of the ring. See for yourself why he is the best in the world.

101 Things You Say All the Time

  • Filename: 101-things-you-say-all-the-time.
  • ISBN: 9781462847549
  • Release Date: 2011-08-09
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Charles Adams
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

We all use these expressions to a greater or lesser extent because they are helpful. They constitute a kind of verbal shorthand by which we can express our intentions and our emotions. We are on cloud nine or in the pink. We are under the weather or at sixes and sevens. Sometimes things pan out, or they just aren't up to snuff. We know what we mean when we say these things, but we don't always know what we're talking about. How did these expressions come into the language? What are we really saying when we're happy as a clam or three sheets to the wind? This book intends to give you some of the answers-while at the same time letting you have some fun. Three possible explanations as to origin are given for each commonly used expression. Only one is correct, and a number on the page that follows will tell you which one it is. The other two are simply fabrications, which I made up to confuse you. See if you can figure out which is which. See if you can separate the wheat from the chaff. CFA

People I Want to Punch in the Throat

  • Filename: people-i-want-to-punch-in-the-throat.
  • ISBN: 9780345549983
  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jen Mann
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A debut collection of witty, biting essays laced with a surprising warmth, from Jen Mann, the writer behind the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat People I want to punch in the throat: • anyone who feels the need to bling her washer and dryer • humblebraggers • people who treat their pets like children Jen Mann doesn’t have a filter, which sometimes gets her in trouble with her neighbors, her fellow PTA moms, and that one woman who tried to sell her sex toys at a home shopping party. Known for her hilariously acerbic observations on her blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Mann now brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life, marriage, and motherhood in this laugh-out-loud collection of essays. From the politics of joining a play group, to the thrill of mothers’ night out at the gun range, to the rewards of your most meaningful relationship (the one you have with your cleaning lady), nothing is sacred or off-limits. So the next time you find yourself wearing fuzzy bunny pajamas in the school carpool line or accidentally stuck at a co-worker’s swingers party, just think, What would Jen Mann do? Or better yet, buy her book. Advance praise for People I Want to Punch in the Throat “People I Want to Punch in the Throat is so good that it’ll make you want to adopt all the cats in the world. I’m not sure about the correlation, but it’s that good. It should come with a warning.”—Jenny Lawson, author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened “Jen Mann has an amazing way of telling stories that will make you cringe and burst out laughing at the same time. From swinger parties to racist toddlers, she makes the suburbs unbelievably funny.”—Karen Alpert, author of I Heart My Little A-Holes “Jen Mann says the things we’re all too afraid to say. Her honest and hilarious writing style reminds me of David Sedaris and Tina Fey.”—Robin O’Bryant, author of Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves “Jen Mann’s shrewd and unrelenting assault on the absurdity of suburban life is an honest peek into the occasional nightmare that is part of living the American dream. I love Jen. I wish she was my neighbor. It’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who wants to punch almost everyone in the f***ing throat.”—Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink And Swear From the Trade Paperback edition.

All Groan Up

  • Filename: all-groan-up.
  • ISBN: 9780310341437
  • Release Date: 2015-04-21
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Paul Angone
  • Publisher: Zondervan

All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and A Freaking Job! is the story of the GenY/Millennial generation told through the individual story of author Paul Angone. It’s a story of struggle, hope, failure, and doubts in the twilight zone of growing up and being grown, connecting with his twentysomething post-college audience with raw honesty, humor, and hope.

The Persian Wedding Book

  • Filename: the-persian-wedding-book.
  • ISBN: 0989085503
  • Release Date: 2013-03-12
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Christen Flack Behzadi
  • Publisher:

The Persian Wedding Book is a practical guide to preparing, having and enjoying a Persian (Iranian) wedding for brides, grooms, families and guests. It is also a joyous celebration of Persian weddings, rich with photographs of dazzlingly beautiful items unique to Iranian wedding ceremonies, and sparkling with historical facts, explanations of symbolism, and moments of poetry that honor the great Iranian tradition. The author, Dr. Christen Behzadi, M.D., is an American-born bride married in a Persian wedding ceremony, and she shares her story from beginning to end, allowing brides-to-be and wedding planners to follow the process step-by-step and learn all they need to know to make their own wedding ceremonies an exquisite success. The Persian Wedding Book is packed with valuable real-life tips about what to do, what order to do it in, how to set up one's Sofreh Aghd (the heart of the Iranian wedding celebration), how to find vendors, what expected dress standards are, how to learn the appropriate dances, what foods to feature, what gifts to bring, what courtesies to show (and what social mistakes to avoid), and much much more. The financial responsibilities of the bride and groom and their families are discussed in detail. Associated parties and ceremonies, such as the Ashnaei, the Khastegari, the Baleh-Baron, Namzadi, the Jahaz-Baron, the Hana Bandan, and the Grand Reception (Jashn-Aroosi) are all covered in detail. Even non-Iranian brides seeking new and exciting ideas to individualize their weddings can find ideas on every page; but for the Iranian bride or family planning a truly Persian wedding in any city in the world, here is all the information needed to fashion their own unforgettable ceremony. If you are an Iranian bride or groom, the family of an Iranian bride or groom, friends or guests of such brides or grooms, The Persian Wedding Book is an absolute necessity to planning, fashioning, and celebrating a successful and celebrated wedding that will be an ongoing joy and a memory to cherish for all concerned.

Big Magic

  • Filename: big-magic.
  • ISBN: 9780698408319
  • Release Date: 2015-09-22
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher: Penguin

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-News Named a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy. From the Hardcover edition.

Me Before You

  • Filename: me-before-you.
  • ISBN: 9781101606377
  • Release Date: 2012-12-31
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher: Penguin

#1 New York Times bestseller, and major motion picture. Read the sequel After You and Jojo’s new book, Paris for One. They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

Silent Truth

  • Filename: silent-truth.
  • ISBN: 1416597530
  • Release Date: 2010-04-20
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In the sizzling new adventure from New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, a red-hot BAD boy teams up with a sexy television reporter on an explosive quest for revenge. Tough-as-nails Bureau of American Defense agent Hunter Thornton-Payne is no stranger to uncomfortable top-secret missions, but tonight takes the cake. He just needs to stick out a stuffy charity fund-raiser long enough to find the ruthless assassin he’s hunted for four years. It’s a rogue operation, but Hunter’s got nothing to lose—until a beautiful brunette unexpectedly pulls him into her own dangerous agenda. Abbie Blanton will do anything to cure her mother’s mysterious illness. When a high-profile heiress is murdered as Abbie tries to blackmail her for clues, Abbie realizes she’s stumbled into an unforgiving conspiracy—and she’s the next target. Soon, she and Hunter discover an alarming connection and begin a treacherous battle against an evil enterprise that someone will go to terrifying lengths to keep hidden.

Thoughts In Solitude

  • Filename: thoughts-in-solitude.
  • ISBN: 1429944072
  • Release Date: 2011-04-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Thomas Merton
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

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