'So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.' For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favourite material, organised decade by decade.
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub Catch a Rising Star as a twenty-one-year-old student in autumn 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.' For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favourite material, organised decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.
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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
sten wird durch die Suche des Rezipienten nach Aussage und Bedeutung
gespiegelt, thematisiert und metaisiert: M What's that got to do with anything? A
Clutching a fistful of sand. B Everything. C What's anything got to do with anything
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
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!
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.
Safe. Comfortable. Happy. Words we all love. Feelings we want. Even crave. We may love God, but being that he's invisible, words like comfortable seem to feel better faster. We are all chasing something. Our hearts were made to run hard and fast after things that move us. But as a generation we are all beginning to stir and wake up, identifying that these words don't satisfy for long, especially when compared to God. If God is real, and we are going to live with Him forever, shouldn't He be everything? Caught in this familiar haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie Allen and her husband Zac prayed a courageous prayer of abandonment that took them on an adventure God had written for them. "God, we will do anything. Anything," Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move us to stop chasing things that just make us feel happy and start living a life that matters. A life that is... Surrendered. Reckless. Courageous. If we truly know a God worth giving anything for, everything changes. From Publisher's Weekly: "Bible teacher Allen (creator of the new Stuck DVD Bible study) comes out of the gate strong, displaying accessibility and purposefulness in her first book. With an eye to the fears and doubts teeming beneath the surface for many female churchgoers, she compels her audience to figure out what’s stopping them from using their God-given talents, and to be willing to do anything that God asks of them. By giving readers a glimpse of her own introspection and the interior life she’s revealed on her personal blog, she employs heartfelt honesty to connect with readers. Tales of loved ones who have taken the “journey to total abandonment” show how giving one’s life over to a higher purpose can “wreck” comfortable lives—and allow people to seize more important opportunities. Though the book is aimed at women who must balance their calling against more practical tasks like finishing the laundry and shopping at Target, Allen’s friendly yet urgent messages will have the wheels spinning in the minds of all audiences and may be the tough medicine that propels them to action." "Jennie Allen is a visionary, a girlfriend, and a Jesus-chaser. I can't think of three qualities I appreciate more in a woman. I loved this book from cover to cover and have been really contemplating the way a one-word prayer can affect one's heart and ministry in this life. I want to be an 'anything' kind of girl, and I appreciate and respect the example Jennie has set in pursuing God and what he desires in us. It's just a word on a paper, but it's a lifetime choice that can make all the difference. You in?" - Angie Smith Speaker, Women of Faith Author, I Will Carry You and What Women Fear
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
Category: Customer relations
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.
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.
write: They didn't get me anything because they do not love me. They didn't get
me anything because I am not worth it. They didn't get me anything because I am
unlovable. They didn't get me anything because they do not care about me.
Author: Tracy Friesen
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become aware of your thoughts, record them daily for an entire year and then use them for life lessons in learning to live your life with purpose? "Ride the Waves" takes you through an amazing year long journey of a woman who lets you know that we are not alone. We all have thoughts both good and bad that lead us to our daily actions. Tracy's gift to us is the direct "How's that working for you?" wake up call to how we can choose to be more aware of our daily thoughts and make better life choices based on discernment of our daily thoughts. In taking the journey with Tracy, we learn together that we have each created our current existence through our own choices. Life is choice - and every choice is a conscious decision. Tracy shines a light to the fact that you are responsible for your own life. It's up to you where you want your life to take you! Isn't it about time you learn to "Ride the Waves"?
Getting understanding is all that is important if you just follow the instructions
contained in this book without the needed understanding it will not yield you anything. Let us examine the parable of the sower vis a vis this book. The sower
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.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
How to Get ANY MAN to do ANYTHING You Want is quite possibly the most evil (and most important) book ever written! It is the definitive guide to solving all of your problems with men, forever. This humorous and unfair guide to men shows you exactly how to get what you want - when you want it - without a lot of hassle, and makes you laugh all the way to happiness and personal enlightenment. Every woman should own a copy of this book (it fits nicely in your purse, and hides well under the bed). Nothing is left to chance. If you have a man in your life (or want to get a good one) this book shows you how to make him think of you as a goddess as you get him to stop fighting you for control, end arguments quickly and easily, and buy you that diamond tennis bracelet you have had your eye on. This book will make you more popular than you can imagine (well, with guys anyway), and transform a dull, boring relationship into a lively, fun one with lots of romance and affection for both of you.