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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Book of Love (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Ser.)

by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society

A book by any other name would not be so sweet and fact-filled. The perfect gift for your significant other, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Book of Love will tell you everything you need to know about this mysterious emotion and its trappings. <P><P>Read about the history of chocolate, the origins of some lovely love songs, and history's greatest romances. Plus you'll learn what makes lipstick shimmer, how children define love, wacky ways to get married, and much more! It's not just the endorphins talking . . . . you'll heart this book!

The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America

by Sarah Kendzior

From the St. Louis–based journalist often credited with first predicting Donald Trump’s presidential victory."A collection of sharp-edged, humanistic pieces about the American heartland...Passionate pieces that repeatedly assail the inability of many to empathize and to humanize." — KirkusIn 2015, Sarah Kendzior collected the essays she reported for Al Jazeera and published them as The View from Flyover Country, which became an ebook bestseller and garnered praise from readers around the world. Now, The View from Flyover Country is being released in print with an updated introduction and epilogue that reflect on the ways that the Trump presidency was the certain result of the realities first captured in Kendzior’s essays.A clear-eyed account of the realities of life in America’s overlooked heartland, The View from Flyover Country is a piercing critique of the labor exploitation, race relations, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of the post-employment economy that gave rise to a president who rules like an autocrat. The View from Flyover Country is necessary reading for anyone who believes that the only way for America to fix its problems is to first discuss them with honesty and compassion.“Please put everything aside and try to get ahold of Sarah Kendzior’s collected essays, The View from Flyover Country. I have rarely come across writing that is as urgent and beautifully expressed. What makes Kendzior’s writing so truly important is [that] it . . . documents where the problem lies, by somebody who lives there.”—The Wire“Sarah Kendzior is as harsh and tenacious a critic of the Trump administration as you’ll find. She isn’t some new kid on the political block or a controversy machine. . . .Rather she is a widely published journalist and anthropologist who has spent much of her life studying authoritarianism.” —Columbia Tribune

The Best Air Fryer Recipes on the Planet: Over 125 Easy, Foolproof Fried Favorites Without All the Fat!

by Ella Sanders

Air fryers have taken the world by storm, promising to give cooks the crunchy, delicious fried foods they crave without the grease, calories, or vats of boiling oil! This book is a curated collection of the 100 best air fryer recipes, from French fries to fried chicken to doughnuts and apple pies. This book will show you all of the amazing things your air fryer can do – and without all the fat of traditional fried foods!

The Castle in the Attic (Castle Ser.)

by Elizabeth Winthrop

Ten-year-old William receives a wooden model of a medieval castle as a gift. It has everything he could possibly want, right down to a miniature drawbridge, a portcullis and a silver knight. In this enthralling story that weaves the everyday problems of growing up with magic and fantasy, the castle introduces William to an adventure involving magic, a ferocious dragon, a wicked wizard, and his own personal quest, where courage will finally triumph over fear.

Christina's Ghost (Playaway Children Ser.)

by Betty Ren Wright

Christina is not looking forward to spending the summer with Uncle Ralph. She dreads the long days in the spooky, isolated Victorian mansion, especially because Uncle Ralph dislikes her and there are no children nearby to play with. Things change, however, when she sees the ghostly figure of small, sad boy who mysteriously disappears before she can talk to him. Convinced that he's a ghost, Christina sets out to discover why he's there. Could he be linked to the murders that happened in the house thirty years before? And what evil, chilling presence is lurking in the attic? Betty Ren Wright adroitly combines a suspenseful tale of the supernatural with the touching story of two very different people who learn to like each other.

The Dollhouse Murders

by Betty Ren Wright

Amy is terrified. She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she left them. Dolls can't move by themselves, she tells herself. But every night when Amy goes into the attic to check on the dollhouse, it is flled with an eerie light and the dolls have moved again! Are the dolls trying to tell her something? Are their movements connected to the grisly murders of her own great-grandparents? In a spine-chilling climax, Amy and her sister unravel the secrets of the petrifying dollhouse murders.

Instant Genius: The Best Quotations Ever Collected

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Uncle John's dedicated team of quotationeers have scoured the worlds of entertainment, history, literature, politics, sports, and more to bring you this unique collection of utterances that bear repeating. From silly to profound, from Aristotle to Mr. T, you'll discover insights on such topics as love, sex, conspiracies, boredom, cheese, juggling, and the true meaning of belly-button lint. Here are but a few of the thousands of morsels awaiting you:"Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even." --Horace"In America, sex is an obsession. In other parts of the world, it's a fact." --Marlene Dietrich"With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and sixty." --Jack Nicholson"It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'as pretty as an airport' appear." --Douglas Adams"I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it." --Clarence Darrow"If it's called USA Today, why is all the news from yesterday? Bam! Busted!" --Stephen Colbert"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight." --Phyllis Diller

The Best of the Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

We stuffed the best stuff we've ever written into 576 glorious pages. Result: pure bathroom-reading bliss! You're just a few clicks away from the most hilarious, head-scratching material that has made Uncle John's Bathroom Reader an unparalleled publishing phenomenon. As always, the articles are divided into short, medium, and long for your sitting convenience. So treat yourself to the best of history, science, politics, and pop culture--plus the dumbest of the dumb crooks, the strangest of the strange lawsuits, and loads more, including . . .- The Barbados Tombs- The Lonely Phone Booth- The Origin of the Supermarket- The History of the IQ Test- Robots in the News- Tennessee's Body Farm- Happy Donut Day!- The Origin of Nachos- The Birth of the Submarine- A Viewer's Guide to Rainbows- How the Mosquito Changed HistoryAnd much, much more!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Universe (Plunges Into)

by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society

Plunges into the Universe is your anecdote to boring science text books. Uncle John and his loony lab partners will take you back to the Big Bang and forward to the distant future. You'll see the science in everything around (and inside) you, and learn the truth about the most egregious science myths (such as--you can't "sweat like a pig" because pigs don't sweat). How many amazing facts await your visual cortex in these 494 pages made up of atoms (print version) or bits and bytes (e-book)? As Carl Sagan would have said, "Billions and Billions!" So put on your thinking cap and check out . . .Pluto deniedKitchen chemistryFootball gets physics-alPlanet Earth's sudden hot flashesFood's incredible journey...through youThe science of surfing, skating, and snowboardingHow they plugged the hole in the ozone layerHow "defenseless" animals stay aliveSci-fi that's more fi than sciAncient astronomersKnow your cloudsAnd much, much more!

Uncle John's Presents Mom's Bathtub Reader (Uncle John Presents Ser.)

by Sue Steiner

GREAT MOTHERLY ADVICE: Inspirational Notes and Quotes from Mom; What They All Learned From Mom (Famous and ordinary folks tell how Mom set them straight); Mom Knows Best -- Or Does She? (Motherly advice that turned out to be wrong)MOMS OF LEGENDS: Dalai Lama's Mom; Einstein's Mom; Elvis Presley's Mom; Thomas Edison's Mom; Presidential Moms (FDR'S Mom, Clinton's Mom etc.)LEGENDARY MOMS: Indria Gandhi; Elinor Roosevelt; Golda Meir; Grace Kelly; Jackie and Rose Kennedy; Margaret Mead; Betty Friedan and Gloria SteinemMOTHERHOOD THROUGH HISTORY:Biblical Moms; Motherhood In Greece and Rome; Mother's Day in Ancient Times; Fashionable Cave Moms; Mideval vs. Renaissance Moms; Life as a Victorian MomNotes and Quotes from History's MomsMOTHERHOOD ACROSS CULTURES: Eskimo moms are Different; What Makes a Jewish Mom?; Africa's Peaceable Moms; A Little Old Irish Mom; Mom Goes LatinaTRIBUTES TO MOM: Statue of Liberty; Whistler's Mother; Poems For Mom; Literary Tributes to Mom; Quotable Tributes to MomMOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS/MOTHERS AND SONS: Those Odd Durrell Boys And Mrs. Durrell; Mary Martin and J.R. of DallasSOCCER MOMS: Callipatira - the Ancient World's First Soccer Mom; Olympic Moms; Muhammed Ali's and Mike Tyson's MomsBASKETBALL AND BASEBALL MOMS (they play)NOTEABLE MOMS (Music): Country Music Moms-- The Judds, The Carters

The Instant Pot® No-Pressure Cookbook: 100 Low-Stress, High-Flavor Recipes

by Laurel Randolph

Revolutionize your Instant Pot with 100 brand-new recipes from Laurel Randolph, author of the #1 bestselling The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook. Sure your pressure cooker can make simple soups and cook rice, but it can do so much more! Officially licensed by Instant Pot®, The Instant Pot No-Pressure Cookbook takes home cooks far beyond boring basics and introduces them to the versatility and adaptability of this miraculous kitchen gadget. Laurel expertly mixes traditional cooking methods with the convenience of pressure cooking, and uses the Instant Pot® in unexpected ways, creating a wide range of dishes using fresh ingredients. She shares how one appliance can become the key to making healthy, flavorful meals, without taking hours of your time. The book features: - 100 creative, delicious recipes for every meal, all designed to work perfectly with the Instant Pot® - Dishes based on cuisines from around the world—from Biryani with Currants and Cashews to Chorizo Hominy Grits and Shakshuka with Harissa and Feta. - Tips and hints to get the most out of your electric pressure cooker- Beautiful full color photos throughoutWith recipes that cover every meal and food group—from Spiced Banana Steel Cut Oats and Green Curry with Chicken, Eggplant, and Shishito Peppers to Vietnamese Brisket Tacos and even Pineapple Rum Mug Cakes—The Instant Pot ® No-Pressure Cookbook is an indispensable companion for every electric pressure cooker!

Unsafe Haven

by Bella Jewel

Originally published in the USA Today bestselling collection Eye Candy, Unsafe Haven is a sexy, sinister thrill ride from USA Today bestselling author Bella Jewel! After escaping an abusive boyfriend, Jade finally feels like her life is coming around: She works at a safe haven for people who’ve had similar experiences, and there’s a gorgeous handyman, Oliver, whom she can’t stop thinking about. But at Sanctuary’s Halloween party, eerie things start happening and they are starting to feel real. Is this an elaborate Halloween prank, or has Jade’s past come back to haunt her?

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation

by Ian K. Smith

New York Times bestsellerFrom the New York Times bestselling author of SHRED and Blast the Sugar Out, the ultimate guide to clean eating!What is clean eating? In his newest diet book, Dr. Ian K. Smith teaches readers the benefits of clean eating and how to implement it in their own lives. He tells readers how to easily reduce unhealthy processed foods in their diets, a key to weight loss, disease prevention, and overall health. The Clean 20 focuses on twenty clean foods--from avocado to whole wheat pasta and everything in between--that readers can easily find, prepare, and incorporate into their diets. The Clean 20 includes a complete clean eating program with a daily meal plan, 60 recipes and substitutions, as well as 20 minute easy-to-work-in workouts.Dr. Ian knows what works: it’s not eliminating food groups, but choosing foods within each group wisely to satisfy the palate and the body’s nutritional demands. The Clean 20 isn’t just vegetables. Grains are in. And so is fruit, fat, meat and fish. When palate and nutrition are in sync, weight loss not only follows, it sticks. The Clean 20 is a life and body changer.

The Greatest Risk (The Honey Series #3)

by Kristen Ashley

A woman unable to connect, struggling to hide another part of her. A man burning to learn her truth, and make her whole. Through explosive passion and deep exploration, they are about to take the greatest risk of all. But will they be able to take that leap, and come out on the other side together? In this next passionate novel in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley delivers a stunningly romantic and intensely sexy novel that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Who Stole Halloween? (A Chickadee Court Mystery)

by Martha Freeman

Halloween the cat is missing, stolen right from her bed in the middle of the night. Then one by one other neighborhood cats disappear. Is the Harvey house ghost to blame? Will he strike again? It's up to Alex and Yasmeen to find out.

The Naked Mole-Rat Letters

by Mary Amato

When her father begins a long-distance romance with a Washington, D.C. zookeeper, twelve-year-old Frankie sends fabricated email letters to the zookeeper in an attempt to end the relationship, in this story about family, friendship, and growing up.

The Word Eater

by Mary Amato Christopher Ryniak

Life is miserable for sixth grader Lerner Chanse at her new shool, where the MPOOE (Most Powerful Ones On Earth) Club ruthlessly rules over the SLUGs (Sorry Losers Under Ground). It looks as if Lerner is destined to be a SLUG, until she finds a magical worm that eats printed words instead of dirt. If Fip eats a word, that item simply disappears from the world -- forever.

Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook

by Mary Amato

First Slurpy the goldfish gets fishnapped. Then other things begin to disappear from Ms. Herschel's classroom. Odder still, the culprit leaves poetry behind. Edgar intends to find the criminal responsible with the help of his notebook. However, he's going to have to beat his rivals, form careful alliances, and make sense of a few suprising discoveries.

Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale Of Sense And Sensibility:the Lives Of Jane Austen And Dorothy Wordsworth

by Marian Veevers

An intimate portrait of Jane Austen, Dorothy Wordsworth, and their world—two women torn between revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, artistic creativity and emotional upheavals. Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, but their lives have never been examined together before. They both lived in Georgian England, navigated strict social conventions and new ideals, and they were both influenced by Dorothy’s brother, the Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and his coterie. They were both supremely talented writers yet often lacked the necessary peace of mind in their search for self-expression. Neither ever married. Jane and Dorothy uses each life to illuminate the other. For both women, financial security was paramount and whereas Jane Austen hoped to achieve this through her writing, rather than being dependent on her family, Dorothy made the opposite choice and put her creative powers to the use of her brilliant brother, with whom she lived all her adult life. Though neither path would bring lasting fulfillment and independence, both women’s mark on literary culture is undeniable. In this probing book, Marian Veevers discovers a crucial missing piece to the puzzle of Dorothy and William’s relationship and addresses enduring myths surrounding the one man who seems to have stolen Jane’s heart, only to break it . . .

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan Of The 1920s And The American Political Tradition

by Linda Gordon

An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes “required reading” for our time (New York Times Book Review). Extraordinary national acclaim accompanied the publication of award-winning historian Linda Gordon’s disturbing and markedly timely history of the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. Dramatically challenging our preconceptions of the hooded Klansmen responsible for establishing a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South, this “second Klan” spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant “hordes” landing on American shores. “Part cautionary tale, part expose” (Washington Post), The Second Coming of the KKK “illuminates the surprising scope of the movement” (The New Yorker); the Klan attracted four-to-six-million members through secret rituals, manufactured news stories, and mass “Klonvocations” prior to its collapse in 1926?but not before its potent ideology of intolerance became part and parcel of the American tradition. A “must-read” (Salon) for anyone looking to understand the current moment, The Second Coming of the KKK offers “chilling comparisons to the present day” (New York Review of Books). 8 pages of illustrations

Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy

by Rudyard Kipling Neil Gaiman Steve Jones

From ghost stories to psychological suspense, the complete horror and dark fantasy stories of Rudyard Kipling. Rudyard Kipling, a major figure of English literature, used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy. Kipling is considered one of England's greatest writers, but was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882, where he began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes," and his most famous horror story, "The Mark of the Beast" (1890). This masterwork collection, edited by Stephen Jones (Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist) for the first time collects all of Kipling's fantastic fiction, ranging from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.

Neighborhood Success Stories: Creating and Sustaining Affordable Housing in New York

by Carol Lamberg Gale A. Brewer Ruben Diaz Jr.

The high cost of building affordable housing in New York, and cities like it, has long been a topic of urgent debate. Yet despite its paramount importance and the endless work of public and private groups to find ways to provide it, affordable housing continues to be an elusive commodity in New York City—and increasingly so in our current economic and political climate. In a timely, captivating memoir, Carol Lamberg weighs in on this vital issue with the lessons she learned and the successes she won while working with the Settlement Housing Fund, where she was executive director from 1983 until 2014. Lamberg provides a unique perspective on the great changes that have swept the housing arena since the curtailment of the welfare state in the 1970s, and spells out what is needed to address today’s housing problems. In a tradition of “big city” social work memoirs stretching back to Jane Addams, Lamberg reflects on the social purpose, vision, and practical challenges of the projects she’s been involved in, while vividly capturing the life and times of those who engaged in the creation and maintenance of housing and those who have benefited from it. Using a wealth of interviews with managers and residents alike, alongside the author’s firsthand experiences, this book depicts examples of successful community development between 1975 and 1997 in the Bronx and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In the “West Bronx Story,” Lamberg details the painful but ultimately exhilarating development of eighteen buildings that comprise New Settlement Apartments—a dramatic transformation of a devastated neighborhood into a thriving community. In “A Tale of Two Bridges,” the author depicts a different path to success, along with its particular challenges. The redevelopment of this area on the Lower East Side involved six different Federal housing programs and consisted of six residential sites, a running track, and a large scale supermarket. To this day, forty years later, all the buildings remain strong. With Neighborhood Success Stories, Lamberg offers a roadmap to making affordable housing a reality with the key ingredients of dogged persistence, group efforts, and creative coalition building. Her powerful memoir provides hope and practical encouragement in times that are more challenging than ever.“Carol Lamberg knows her stuff, and she shares it all in this book. It’s a testament to her decades-long struggle to create affordable housing in New York City by any means necessary—one that has great relevance today, even as federal support for housing programs has dwindled to a trickle.”—Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, from her Foreword

Uncle John's Certified Organic Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Only Uncle John could make the Green Movement this much fun! This timely edition takes an even-handed look at the trials and tribulations (and downright goofiness) of environmentalism. You'll learn how landfills operate, where plastic goes to die, how to understand food labels, how to save some green around the house, and the lowdown on all the alternative forms of energy currently being bandied about (even beer power). And we cover the really important stuff, such as: Who has the bigger carbon footprint--Fred Flintstone or George Jetson? And lots more, including . . .Lady Bird Johnson's quest for a prettier nationWhatever happened to the electric car?Paper vs. plastic: A fight to the deathNot-so-green Hollywood moviesThe true meaning of "organic"Ancient environmentalistsLiving on an Amish farmNOISE POLLUTION!Animals that recycleThe power of poo And much, much more!

Uncle John's Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Annual)

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

It's one of Uncle John's most popular editions! More than 500 pages of absolutely absorbing material are at your fingertips. Divided for your convenience into short, medium, and long articles, this book has it all: humor, history, pop culture, politics, wordplay, quotations, blunders, facts, and more. Settle in and read about . . .- The world's rarest rock 'n' roll record- The secret history of the lava lamp- Da Vinci's unfinished masterpiece- Famous unsolved disappearances- Animals famous for 15 minutes- The world's luckiest accident- The birth of the T-shirt- Big, bad Barbie- Cereal flops And much, much more!

The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader (Bathroom Reader Ser.)

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Find out what millions of trivia lovers already know: Uncle John is your #1 source when it comes to throne-room reading entertainment. This book celebrates the very best articles from the BRI's first ten years--plus 150 all-new pages! As always, the contents are divided by length: short articles for the reader on the go, medium articles if you have a few minutes to spare, and the extended sitting section for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Read about . . .- The origin of Twinkies- Who invented the Hula Hoop- The untold history of the Three Stooges- Space toilets: where no man has gone before- 1876: the year they stole the presidency- The FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list- How to start your own country- Celebrity impostersAnd much, much more!

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