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.

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.

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

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?

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.

Sieben kurze Lektionen ber Physik

  • Filename: sieben-kurze-lektionen-ber-physik.
  • ISBN: 9783644052215
  • Release Date: 2015-08-28
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Hundert schmale Seiten reichen, um die Physik der Moderne zu erklären Wo kommen wir her? Was können wir wissen? Seit ihren umwälzenden Entdeckungen im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert spüren Physiker den Kräften und Teilchen nach, die die Welt im Innersten und Äußersten zusammenhalten. Für jedermann verständlich, hat Carlo Rovelli dieses zauberhafte Buch darüber geschrieben. Es stürmte in wenigen Wochen an die Spitze der italienischen Bestsellerliste und wird derzeit in fast zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt. In eleganten, klaren Sätzen erklärt Rovelli die Physik der Moderne: Einstein und die Relativitätstheorie, Max Planck und die Quantenmechanik, die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, die Elementarteilchen, die Beschaffenheit von Raum und Zeit – und die Loop-Theorie, sein ureigenstes Arbeitsfeld. Ein Buch, das jeder verstehen kann – ein Lesevergnügen zum Staunen, Genießen und Mitreden können. «Von Natur aus wollen wir immer mehr wissen und immer weiter lernen. Unser Wissen über die Welt wächst. Uns treibt der Drang nach Erkenntnis und lernend stoßen wir an Grenzen. In den tiefsten Tiefen des Raumgewebes, im Ursprung des Kosmos, im Wesen der Zeit, im Schicksal der Schwarzen Löcher und im Funktionieren unseres eigenen Denkens. Hier, an den Grenzen unseres Wissens, wo sich das Meer unseres Nichtwissens vor uns auftut, leuchten das Geheimnis der Welt, die Schönheit der Welt, und es verschlägt uns den Atem.», schreibt Carlo Rovelli.


  • Filename: bald.
  • ISBN: 9783446257825
  • Release Date: 2017-10-17
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Kelly Weinersmith
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

What if Was w re wenn

  • Filename: what-if-was-w-re-wenn.
  • ISBN: 9783641143114
  • Release Date: 2014-09-08
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!

Big Magic

  • Filename: big-magic.
  • ISBN: 9783104035222
  • Release Date: 2015-09-24
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Für alle, die EAT PRAY LOVE geliebt haben: das neue Buch von Weltbestsellerautorin Elizabeth Gilbert Eine Liebeserklärung an die Macht der Inspiration und Kreativität Elizabeth Gilbert hat eine ganze Generation von Leserinnen geprägt: Mit EAT PRAY LOVE lebten wir Dolce Vita in Italien, meditierten in Indien und fanden das Glück auf Bali. Mit BIG MAGIC schenkt uns die Autorin eine begeisternde Liebeserklärung an die Macht der Inspiration, die aus jedem von uns einen kreativen Menschen machen kann. Warum nicht endlich einen Song aufnehmen, ein Restaurant eröffnen, ein Buch schreiben? Elizabeth Gilbert vertraut uns die Geschichte ihres Lebens an – und hilft uns dadurch, endlich an uns selbst zu glauben.


  • Filename: disagreement.
  • ISBN: 9780745685236
  • Release Date: 2014-08-25
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Bryan Frances
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Regardless of who you are or how you live your life, you disagree with millions of people on an enormous number of topics from politics, religion and morality to sport, culture and art. Unless you are delusional, you are aware that a great many of the people who disagree with you are just as smart and thoughtful as you are - in fact, you know that often they are smarter and more informed. But believing someone to be cleverer or more knowledgeable about a particular topic usually won’t change your mind. Should it? This book is devoted to exploring this quandary - what should we do when we encounter disagreement, particularly when we believe someone is more of an authority on a subject than we are? The question is of enormous importance, both in the public arena and in our personal lives. Disagreement over marriages, beliefs, friendships and more causes immense personal strife. People with political power disagree about how to spend enormous amounts of money, about what laws to pass, or about wars to fight. If only we were better able to resolve our disagreements, we would probably save millions of lives and prevent millions of others from living in poverty. The first full-length text-book on this philosophical topic, Disagreement provides students with the tools they need to understand the burgeoning academic literature and its (often conflicting) perspectives. Including case studies, sample questions and chapter summaries, this engaging and accessible book is the perfect starting point for students and anyone interested in thinking about the possibilities and problems of this fundamental philosophical debate.

How To NOT Be An Idiot When You Get Divorced

  • Filename: how-to-not-be-an-idiot-when-you-get-divorced.
  • ISBN: 9781496919571
  • Release Date: 2014-06-27
  • Number of pages: 50
  • Author: Jaeson D. Rau
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

"For those even thinking about divorce, this book is a must read. In it's short and direct presentation, Jaeson has given us the ability to optimize an outcome that is beneficial to EVERYONE." Dr. Brent C. Bluekens “Straight talk from the heart of someone who has been there. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is going through divorce and struggling to find the clarity and balance they so desperately need for the well being of the ones who suffer the most.........The Children”. Betty J. Lynn-Benson BGS Former Restoritive Justice Practicioner And Civil Claims Mediator "I felt Illuminated and Empowered as I read and pondered on the vast effects of divorce. I know that the information Jaeson shares, if applied, will yield a depth of positive impact our society has not previously known. Thank you Jaeson for this “Work Of Heart” and your sincere desire to help make the journey of divorce a better one". Daryn Hubbard Coach, Developer, Explorer, Facilitator, and Innovator

No Idea

  • Filename: no-idea.
  • ISBN: 9780955036200
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Robin McAlpine
  • Publisher: Ascendere Publishing

Almost every change in the history of mankind has come from an idea or vision which was shared by a small group of people which grew bigger. This is the social imagination. Almost every one of those ideas was opposed and resisted and almost every one of those people was persecuted or marginalised. This is the control of the social imagination. While we no longer burn our heretics, they are now caught up in a complex and powerful web of control which discredits and silences them. A sense of resignation -- or even hopelessness -- is encouraged in order to suppress new ideas at source. The result is that we live in a grossly unequal society in a grossly unequal world and yet we have no widely-shared persuasive ideas about how things should be changed for the better. This book argues that if we can understand the ways in which the social imagination is controlled, we can recapture it. If we can recapture it, ideas will come and change will happen.

The Prey

  • Filename: the-prey.
  • ISBN: 9781250020758
  • Release Date: 2013-01-29
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Andrew Fukuda
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

"Action-packed, heart-pounding, page-flipping action. I'm thoroughly in love with this riveting, thrilling read. –YA Reads Don't miss the electrifying second book in the must-read trilogy of the year! With death only a heartbeat away, Gene and the remaining humans must find a way to survive long enough to escape the hungry predators chasing them through the night. But they're not the only things following Gene. He's haunted by Ashley June who he left behind, and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side. Their escape takes them to a refuge of humans living high in the mountains. Gene and his friends think they're finally safe, but not everything here is as it seems. And before long, Gene must ask himself if the new world they've entered is just as evil as the one they left behind. As their enemies close in on them and push Gene and Sissy closer, one thing becomes painfully clear: all they have is each other...if they can stay alive. Chilling, inventive, and electrifying, The Prey is the second book in Andrew Fukuda's The Hunt series.

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