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Memoirs and Misinformation

Author : Jim Carrey,Dana Vachon
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2020-07-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780525655985

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "None of this is real and all of it is true." --Jim Carrey Meet Jim Carrey. Sure, he's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege--but he's also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even . . . getting fat? He's tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector Nicolas Cage, isn't enough to pull Carrey out of his slump. But then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingénue, love of his life. And with the help of auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself--finally, his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up! But the universe has other plans. Memoirs and Misinformation is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our "one big soul," Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world--apocalypses within and without.

This Is What America Looks Like

Author : ILHAN. OMAR
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-05-28
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9781787383418

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Ilhan Omar's career is a collection of historic firsts: she is the first refugee, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Against a xenophobic and divisive administration, she has risen to global fame as a powerful voice in the Democratic Party's new progressive chorus of congresswomen of colour.'This Is What America Looks Like' is a tale of the aspirations, disappointments, successes and surprises in the life of an immigrant and Muslim in the US today. This is Omar's story told on her own terms: from a childhood in Mogadishu and four long years at a Kenyan refugee camp, to her arrival in America--penniless and speaking only Somali--and her triumphant election to the US House of Representatives.In the face of merciless slander and constant attacks from opponents in both parties, Omar continues to speak up for her beliefs. Courageous, hopeful and defiant, her memoir is marked by her irrepressible spirit, even in the darkest of times.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Author : Dana Vachon
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-08-31
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781446494356

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Mergers & Acquisitions is the story of Tommy Quinn, a recent Georgetown graduate who has just landed the job of his dreams as an investment banker at J. S. Spenser, and the perfect girl, Frances Sloan, the daughter of one of New York's oldest moneyed families. As he travels from the most exclusive ballrooms of the Racquet and Tennis Club to the stuffiest boardrooms of J. S. Spenser, from the golf links of Piping Rock to the bedrooms of Park Avenue, and from the debaucheries on the yacht of a Mexican billionaire to the Ritalin-strewn prep-school dorm of his younger brother, he finds that the job and the girl are not what they once seemed. Sharply written, fast-paced and bitingly witty, Mergers & Acquisitions is a compulsively readable story of Manhattan's young, ambitious and wealthy. Set against the backdrop of money, lust, power, corruption, cynicism, energy and excitement that is Wall Street, it is suffused with an authenticity that only an author who lives in that world can provide. A former investment banker at JPMorgan, Vachon offers an insider's point of view on the financial scene, and he knows the moneyed turf of Manhattan inside out.

How Roland Rolls

Author : Jim Carrey,Rob Nason
Publisher : Some Kind of Garden
Release : 2013
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0989368009

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Book How Roland Rolls Description/Summary:

Presents a metaphor for humanity's interconnectedness with the story of Roland, a wave who fears that when he finally hits the beach his life will be over, only to realize that he's not just a wave but part of the whole wide ocean.

Robin

Author : Dave Itzkoff
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2018-05-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781627794251

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From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations – all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’s comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression – topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews – and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.

A Very Punchable Face

Author : Colin Jost
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2020
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101906323

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Book A Very Punchable Face Description/Summary:

"Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor, Colin Jost, has six sets of stitches on his face alone. He's been punched in at least four different sketches on Saturday Night Live, including once by his boss, Lorne Michaels. But if there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch-metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. From growing up as an overweight kid in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry) to attending Harvard while Facebook was created (and choosing comedy instead!), Colin shares how he has navigated the world like a "slightly smarter Forrest Gump." You'll also discover things about Colin that will surprise and confuse you. You'll go behind the scenes at SNL (where he's written some of the most iconic sketches and characters of the past fifteen years) and Weekend Update (where's he's been "the white guy next to Leslie Jones.") And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian-from performing in rural cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall. For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11.) A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy-with a face you can't help but want to punch."--

Sorted

Author : Jackson Bird
Publisher : Tiller Press
Release : 2020-08-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781982130770

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An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties. When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as a transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Assigned female at birth and raised as a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn’t share this thought with anyone because he didn’t think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines. In this “soulful and heartfelt coming-of-age story” (Jamia Wilson, director and publisher of the Feminist Press), Jackson chronicles the ups and downs of growing up gender confused. Illuminated by journal entries spanning childhood to adolescence to today, he candidly recalls the challenges and loneliness he endured as he came to terms with both his gender and his bisexual identity. With warmth and wit, Jackson also recounts how he navigated the many obstacles and quirks of his transition––like figuring out how to have a chest binder delivered to his NYU dorm room and having an emotional breakdown at a Harry Potter fan convention. From his first shot of testosterone to his eventual top surgery, Jackson lets you in on every part of his journey—taking the time to explain trans terminology and little-known facts about gender and identity along the way. “A compassionate, tender-hearted, and accessible book for anyone who might need a hand to hold as they walk through their own transition or the transition of a loved one” (Austin Chant, author of Peter Darling), Sorted demonstrates the power and beauty in being yourself, even when you’re not sure who “yourself” is.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Author : Mindy Kaling
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2011-11-01
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9780307886286

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Book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Description/Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this hilarious instant classic, the creator of The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood. “[Kaling is] like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps . . . the next Nora Ephron.”—The New York Times Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly! With several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? proves that Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka. Praise for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? “Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?”—Glamour “Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Mindy Kaling? . . . [Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?] is like a mash note to comedy nerds.”—Time Out New York “Very funny.”—Boston Globe

Bat-manga!

Author : Chip Kidd,Geoff Spear,Saul Ferris
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2008
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 0375714847

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Book Bat-manga! Description/Summary:

Presents a collection of Batman-manga stories about Batman and Robin, originally produced in Japan in the late 1960s, following Batman and Robin as they battle aliens, mutated dinosaurs, and other villains in a distinctively Japanese style, in a volume that includes photographs of the world's largest collection of vintage Japanese Batman toys. Simultaneous. 40,000 first printing.

Waiting for the Punch

Author : Marc Maron
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release : 2017-10-10
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781250088895

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Book Waiting for the Punch Description/Summary:

"Public figures as you rarely if ever hear them: strikingly personal, surprisingly open, and profoundly emotional." — Entertainment Weekly "I’m British, so I’m medically dead inside, but even I can’t help but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honestly like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he’s talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same." —John Oliver From the beloved and wildly popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron comes a book of intimate, hilarious and life changing conversations with some of the funniest, and most important people in the world like you’ve never heard them before. Waiting for the Punch features the stories and thoughts of such luminaries as Amy Schumer, Mel Brooks, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Sir Ian McKellen, Lorne Michels, Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon, RuPaul, Louis CK, David Sedaris, Bruce Springsteen, and President Obama. This book is not simply a collection of these interviews, but instead something more wondrous: a running narrative of the world’s most recognizable names working through the problems, doubts, joys, triumphs, and failures we all experience. With each chapter covering a different topic: parenting, childhood, relationships, sexuality, success, failures and others, Punch becomes a sort of everyman’s guide to life. Barack Obama candidly discusses the challenges of the presidency, and the bittersweet moments of seeing your children grow up. Amy Schumer recounts the pain of her parents’ divorce. Molly Shannon uproariously remembers the time she and her best friend hopped a plane from Ohio to New York City when they were twelve on a dare. Amy Poehler dishes on why just because you become a parent doesn’t mean you have to like anybody else’s kids but your own. Bruce Springsteen expounds on the dual nature of desperation to both motivate and devastate. Full of stories that are at once laugh-out loud funny, heartbreakingly honest, joyous, tragic and powerful, Waiting for the Punch is a book to be read from cover to cover, but it is also one to return to again and again.

Lunar Park

Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2005-08-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307264305

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Bret Ellis, the narrator of Lunar Park, is the bestselling writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college. In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth, drugs, and fame, as well as dealing with the unexpected death of his abusive father. After a decade of decadence a chance for salvation arrives; the chance to reconnect with an actress he was once involved with, and their son. But almost immediately his new life is threatened by a freak sequence of events and a bizarre series of murders that all seem to connect to Ellis’s past. His attempts to save his new world from his own demons makes Lunar Park Ellis’s most suspenseful novel. In this chilling tale reality, memoir, and fantasy combine to create not only a fascinating version of this most controversial writer but also a deeply moving novel about love and loss, parents and children, and ultimately forgiveness.

Memoirs of a Muppets Writer

Author : Joseph A. Bailey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-12-05
Category : Librettists
ISBN : 0615495583

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Book Memoirs of a Muppets Writer Description/Summary:

In his 20 year affiliation with Jim Henson's Muppets Joseph A. Bailey was a staff writer on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. He also co-wrote the television specials Big Bird in China, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street and Rocky Mountain Holiday, starring John Denver and the Muppets on location in Aspen, Colorado. Additionally, Mr. Bailey wrote Sesame Street song lyrics, albums, five 90-minute Sesame Street Live! musicals, Muppet Business Meeting Films and special material for Big Bird's appearances in the White House and Carnegie Hall. The Muppet Show guest stars he wrote for include George Burns, Bob Hope, Steve Martin, Rudolf Nureyev, John Cleese, Milton Berle and Peter Sellers. For his writing, Mr. Bailey has garnered 5 Emmys, 3 Emmy nominations, a Writers Guild of America Award and a George Foster Peabody Award. Mr. Bailey lives in Manhattan with his wife, Gail. He indulges in occasional long-distance motorcycle trips and claims to speak French and play piano to the equal amusement of others.

Growing Up Hippie

Author : Anastasia Galadriel Machacek
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-09-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1477562257

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Book Growing Up Hippie Description/Summary:

Growing up Hippie is a personal memoir of a young girl named Anastasia who was born and raised during the early hippie era. Packed full of fascinating and unusual childhood events, her story very candidly portrays the unconventional and controversial lifestyle of the early hippie culture. Anastasia gives a voice to a generation who are the offspring from the first wave of hippies. A tell-all story of what life was like being a hippie kid. From living in communes to experiencing the spiritual New Age, her story will captivate you. Aside from personal experiences, this book sheds light on the hippie culture itself. Based on her own interpretation, Anastasia weaves a colorful narration of her take on hippie life and the foundation of the hippie culture.

Information Wars

Author : Richard Stengel
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release : 2019-10-10
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781611859027

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Book Information Wars Description/Summary:

During the final three years of the Obama administration, Richard Stengel, the former editor of Time magazine and an Under Secretary of State, was on the front lines of the new global information war. At the time, he was the single person in government tasked with unpacking, disproving and combating both ISIS's messaging and Russian disinformation. Then, in 2016, as the presidential election unfolded, Stengel watched as Donald Trump used disinformation himself, weaponizing the grievances of Americans who felt overlooked. In fact, Stengel quickly came to see how all three players had used the same playbook: ISIS sought to make Islam great again; Putin tried to make Russia great again; and we all know about Trump. In a narrative that is by turns dramatic and eye-opening, Information Wars walks readers through of this often frustrating battle. Stengel moves through Russia and Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and introduces characters from Putin to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Mohamed bin Salman to show how disinformation is impacting our global society. He illustrates how ISIS terrorized the world using social media, and how the Russians launched a tsunami of disinformation around the annexation of Crimea - a scheme that became the model for their interference with the 2016 presidential election. An urgent book for our times, Information Wars stresses that we must find a way to combat this ever growing threat to democracy.

Memoirs of the Soul

Author : Michael Price
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-02-22
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1530211883

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Book Memoirs of the Soul Description/Summary:

In the art of it there is a reflection of life as it is found across the breadth of nature. The verses within this work are inspired to teach of this universal transcendency we call life. They will be of a purpose by which the reader may learn of him/herself the greater being by which we are a part. Virtue is but the entire whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Alike a loaf of bread made from scratch, each ingredient is bitter and displeasing, yet when carefully added together, given time to bake, then those ingredients comprise a nutritious completion. So a true poem may be of words that teach of an understanding which is greater than the words used to create the verse. Inspiration is but the essence of an artistic creation, and the creator is but the vehicle of such. There we will learn by a work of creativity the nature of life as is understood through nature, truth and beauty. For it is but these qualities which created the greater universe by which we all belong. Live by virtue and there will illumine the entire resolution of any conflict. Within poetry is presented a problem and throughout the verse to the very ending is a solution to this problem, giving the reader understanding and benefit. Learn by art and the never-ending process of life will become more and more complete, like a loaf of bread.

The Palmetto Beach Memoirs

Author : Richard D. Muga,Richard D Muga Esq
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2014-07-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1499636776

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Book The Palmetto Beach Memoirs Description/Summary:

Time passes, memories fade and growth and progress slowly erase the markers of our past. From cigar factories to small family-owned businesses, from education to recreation, Palmetto Beach has always been filled with a wealth of camaraderie, culture and industry. The Palmetto Beach Memoirs is a compilation of memories, recollections, and anecdotes of those who called it their home and those who made their living there.

The Baker's Son

Author : Jack Rath
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-03-31
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1523841974

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Book The Baker's Son Description/Summary:

In the time between the First and Second World Wars, a young boy grows up in a small Polish town. Life has settled down after WWI, and the boy splits his time between helping run his father's bakery and going to school. However, as the Nazis slowly advance into Poland and the war begins, the boy is swept away to be a part of the workforce meant to build the Autobahn. Away from home for the first time, and too naive to comprehend the ramifications of the war, the boy is forced to grow up on his own in a very short amount of time in order to survive the ordeal that is now known as the Holocaust. Following his life through the war and the uncertainty of life after it, this book tells the true story of one man's life as he fights for survival. Now 91 years old, Jack Rath tells his story as he goes from being the baker's son to a survivor of one of the worst events in history.

Make Me Beautiful

Author : Pamela Lundy
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-06-02
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1523309113

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Book Make Me Beautiful Description/Summary:

Take this journey through the life and times of Pamela Lundy, an African-American "Baby Boomer" from Detroit, Michigan. Her intriguing, impactful story spans over five decades of time. Her parents were divorced when she was very young, and her mother was denied visitation of her children. Subsequently, Pamela was left feeling unwanted and unloved. Her workaholic father took her and her five siblings to live with his parents in their overcrowded home. They became lost somewhere in the shuffle...It was there that she and her siblings were violated and became the frightened, fragile, voiceless victims of incest. Left carrying a boatload of baggage, guilt and shame, Pamela refuses to fade into the background. Though the survivor in her emerges, the traumatizing experience stays with her throughout most of her lifetime. She suppresses her feelings and attempts to hide her dirty little secret behind attaining and maintaining the outer image of beauty. Time after time, in desperation she attempts to capture it. Walk through her times of childhood bliss, those days of pony tail wearing, hop scotch playing and penny candy eating. Get a feel for the 1950's and 60's smoke-filled beauty shops as the "pressing comb" works its transitional magic converting Black women's hair from kinky to straight. Learn the plight of this Black woman's attempt to replicate the images of the Caucasian women which graced the covers of popular magazines, the ones that set the standard for what was deemed as beautiful. March through the times of civil unrest and experience a revolution in America. Read about Pamela's personal encounter with racial prejudice, after which she develops a clear perception of the magnitude of the raw, uncut hatred toward her people. Her journey continues as she evolves from a child into a woman. Her life seems plagued with obstacles. She faces many challenges. This is a story about the vicissitudes of life and everything in between. Ultimately, Pamela learns to view life as a series of experiences and lessons learned. Throughout this book she has incorporated her reflections, of which she shares with her readers. And for the most part, she is successful at turning her struggles into triumphs. Her story concludes as she finds the strength and courage to dig deep inside herself and break free from the demons of her past. As she unmasks her outer image of beauty and perfection, she relinquishes her heavy load of shame and realizes what the true essence of beauty really is.

Three Hours

Author : Rosamund Lupton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10
Category : Blizzards
ISBN : 0241374510

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Book Three Hours Description/Summary:

In a rural English village in the middle of a snowstorm, the unthinkable happens - the school is under siege. From the wounded headmaster barricaded in the library, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the terrified 8-year-old Syrian refugee, to the kids sheltering in the school theatre still rehearsing Macbeth, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and try to save the people they love.