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"I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn't understand, like a foreign language, or a salad." Michael Moore--Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, the nation's unofficial provocateur laureate--is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forest Gump. Breaking the autobiographical mode, he presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven-year-old boy lost in the Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world by uttering the words "We live in fictitious times ... with a fictitious president" in place of the expected "I'd like to thank the Academy." And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism. Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. No one will come away from this book without a sense of surprise about the Michael Moore most of us didn't know. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it's a book he has been writing-and living-his entire life. The guy who had an uncanny knack for just showing up where history was being made. You will be stunned and surprised to meet the Michael Moore you never knew. Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it's the book he has been writing--and living--his entire life.
Born into a real-estate dynasty, Brandt Wainwright chose football over the family business, and now he's a Super Bowl MVP. That streak of good fortune runs out the day Brandt crashes his SUV into a tree. During the long recuperation, the fun-loving quarterback becomes cranky and sullen-until private nurse Ciara Dennison shows up for duty.Ciara has zero interest in sports, or in tall, blond jocks with overblown egos. She's dated a man in the public eye before, and she's not repeating that mistake. Somehow Brandt keeps breaking down all her defenses, seeing through her facade to the sexy free spirit underneath. But once his recovery is complete, will he return to the celebrity life he knew-or choose the woman who can fulfill his dreams?
WE ALL WANT TO EXPERIENCE successful, even dramatic, spiritual growth. Yet we often feel as though we're taking "two steps forward, three steps back." As we learn--and relearn--the same spiritual lessons time and again, we become discouraged, thinking that we are not changing or growing. But, as author Carole Mayhall gently reminds us, such experiences are a normal, even vital, part of the healthy Christian life.With heart-warming vulnerability, Mayhall explains and illustrates that spiritual growth is a lifelong endeavor--but through it all, your heavenly Father is whispering, "I will uphold you. I will sustain you. I will carry you." Painting a vivid picture of a patient God who loves and shapes you, Here I Am Again, Lord offers solid reassurance and motivation to significantly encourage you in your walk with Christ.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The second novel from the New York Times bestselling author of If You Were Here takes us back to the hair metal 80's. Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn't understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped. . . beloved. . . feared. Present day, not so much. She's been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at thirty-seven, she's struggling to start a business out of her parents' garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom. Lissy finally realizes karma is the only bitch bigger than she was. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it's not like she can go back in time and change who she was. . . or can she? .
Robeson's international achievements as a singer and actor in starring roles on stage and screen made him the most celebrated black American of his day, but his outspoken criticism of racism in the United States, his strong support of African independence, and his fascination with the Soviet Union placed him under the debilitating scrutiny of McCarthyism. Blacklisted, his famed voice silenced, Here I Stand offered a bold answer to his accusers. It remains today a defiant challenge to the prevailing fear and racism that continues to characterize American society.
An autobiography shows the courage and integrity of Bishop Spong.
Andrea Torgesen is certain that hard work is exactly what her younger brother Jim needs to help him recover from the trauma of a serious car accident--and turning a decrepit old mansion into a beautiful country inn seems to be the perfect project. But unearthly voices and eerie visions haunt Jim from almost the first instant he sets foot in the dreary old house. And his strange obsession with a long-neglected graveyard is most troubling to his concerned sibling. There is evil in this place where the unthinkable is possible--a terrifying force that Andrea and Jim must confront . . . or forfeit their lives.
In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author's stroll around Manhattan--with the reader arm-in-arm--remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. Here is New York has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it "the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city."
The Arctic winter is cold, snowy, and dark. The barren landscape is covered by a layer of snow that stretches to the horizon, with nothing to disrupt it but jagged rocks. There are only a few plants and no sunlight. And yet, there are animals hardy enough to survive this bleak environment: the arctic wolf, hare, cod, and fox; the snowy owl, polar bear, ringed seal, and Peary caribou, all inextricably linked together in the chain of life. With lyrical text and glowing paintings that capture this mystically beautiful environment with stunning realism, this unusual book fascinates and inspires children of all ages.
Soothing text and colorful linoleum block prints create an intimate look into a baby's day. From Mama's first cuddle in the morning to Daddy's last kiss at bedtime, this charming picture book describes the blissful affection between babies and their parents. As they follow the understated, straightforward observations of the routines of a baby--including baby's first shaky steps, baby's much needed nap, the comfort of baby's bottle, a steamy bath, and a bedtime story--parents and their little ones will enjoy seeing themselves. Like Mem Fox's Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, this joyful book by Polly Kanevsky and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo, the recipient of both a New York Times Best Illustrated Award and an Ezra Jack Keats Award, will surely appeal to families with young children.
Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll's eye-opening - and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll's visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln's son was saved by the brother of Lincoln's assassin. Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events have unfolded and that we walk past every day, not realizing their significance? To answer that question, Carroll ultimately trekked to every region of the country -- by car, train, plane, helicopter, bus, bike, and kayak and on foot. Among the things he learned: *Where in North America the oldest sample of human DNA was discovered * Where America's deadliest maritime disaster took place, a calamity worse than the fate of the Titanic *Which virtually unknown American scientist saved hundreds of millions of lives *Which famous Prohibition agent was the brother of a notorious gangster *How a 14-year-old farm boy's brainstorm led to the creation of television Featured prominently in Here Is Where are an abundance of firsts (from the first use of modern anesthesia to the first cremation to the first murder conviction based on forensic evidence); outrages (from riots to massacres to forced sterilizations); and breakthroughs (from the invention, inside a prison, of a revolutionary weapon; to the recovery, deep in the Alaskan tundra, of a super-virus; to the building of the rocket that made possible space travel). Here Is Where is thoroughly entertaining, but it's also a profound reminder that the places we pass by often harbor amazing secrets and that there are countless other astonishing stories still out there, waiting to be found. ition.
Everyone's heard of King Arthur, but no one's ever heard the truth. Gwynna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked. She is discovered in the woods by Myrddin the bard, a traveler and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwynna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwynna is frightened but intrigued and says yes. For this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and influential Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwynna into a lady goddess, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to turn Arthur from the leader of a ragtag war band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.
When 12-year-old Linc Crenshaw decides he wants to go to public school, his professor mom isn't so happy with the idea. He's convinced it will be the ticket to a new social life. Instead, it's a disaster when his mom shows up at their field trip to the local cemetery to lecture them on gravestones, and Linc sees her through his fellow-students' eyes. He's convinced his chances at a social life are over until a cemetery-related project makes him sought-after by fellow students he's not so sure he wants as friends, helps him make a new, genuine friend, and brings to light some information about his family that upends his world.Delia Ray has written a funny, heartfelt story about a lonely kid and his mother as they ultimately cope with the grief left behind from his dad's death, and along the journey find new ways to connect with each other, and their community.From the Hardcover edition.
The Newbery Medal-winning author of "A Year Down Yonder" delivers a rousing, wicked comedy of cars, role models, and revelation that features quirky characters, a folksy setting, classic cars, and hilarious yet moving moments.
Peewee idolizes Jake, a big brother whose dreams of auto mechanic glory are fueled by the hard road coming to link their Indiana town and futures with the twentieth century. And motoring down the road comes Irene Ridpath, a young librarian with plans to astonish them all and turn Peewee's life upside down. Here Lies the Librarian, with its quirky characters, folksy setting, classic cars, and hilariously larger-than-life moments, is vintage Richard Peck-an offbeat, deliciously wicked comedy that is also unexpectedly moving. .
After twenty years March and her 15 year old daughter returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up . And meets Hollis, the boy she loved, the man she can't now seem to stay away from.
The bestselling author of The Dovekeepers tells her most seductive and mesmerizing tale yet--the story of March Murray, who returns to her small Massachusetts hometown after nineteen years, encountering her childhood sweetheart...and discovering the heartbreaking and complex truth about their reckless and romantic love.
Marriage among the Maya of Central America is a model of complementarity between a man and a woman. This union demands mutual respect and mutual service. Yet some husbands beat their wives. <P><P> In this pioneering book, Laura McClusky examines the lives of several Mopan Maya women in Belize. Using engaging ethnographic narratives and a highly accessible analysis of the lives that have unfolded before her, McClusky explores Mayan women's strategies for enduring, escaping, and avoiding abuse. Factors such as gender, age inequalities, marriage patterns, family structure, educational opportunities, and economic development all play a role in either preventing or contributing to domestic violence in the village. McClusky argues that using narrative ethnography, instead of cold statistics or dehumanized theoretical models, helps to keep the focus on people, "rehumanizing" our understanding of violence. This highly accessible book brings to the social sciences new ways of thinking about, representing, and studying abuse, marriage, death, gender roles, and violence.
THE STRANGEST (AND FUNNIEST) TRAVEL GUIDE YOU'LL EVER READ. The celebrated authors of the perennial bestseller The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said set the typical travel guide squarely on its head--taking you from the airport to the hotel, from sightseeing to dining out--by using 100 percent real examples of fractured English as spoken and posted abroad: * Feel like shopping? We have no good things to sell. --shop sign, Lovina Beach, Bali.
Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles as they recorded their singles "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the songs that would propel them to international superstardom. In 1964 he would witness the transformation of this young and playful group from Liverpool into professional, polished musicians as they put to tape classic songs such as "Eight Days A Week" and "I Feel Fine." Then, in 1966, at age nineteen, Geoff Emerick became the Beatles' chief engineer, the man responsible for their distinctive sound as they recorded the classic album Revolver, in which they pioneered innovative recording techniques that changed the course of rock history. Emerick would also engineer the monumental Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road albums, considered by many the greatest rock recordings of all time. In Here, There and Everywhere he reveals the creative process of the band in the studio, and describes how he achieved the sounds on their most famous songs. Emerick also brings to light the personal dynamics of the band, from the relentless (and increasingly mean-spirited) competition between Lennon and McCartney to the infighting and frustration that eventually brought a bitter end to the greatest rock band the world has ever known.
Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles as they recorded their singles "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the songs that would propel them to international superstardom. In 1964 he would witness the transformation of this young and playful group from Liverpool into professional, polished musicians as they put to tape classic songs such as "Eight Days A Week" and "I Feel Fine. " Then, in 1966, at age nineteen, Geoff Emerick became the Beatles' chief engineer, the man responsible for their distinctive sound as they recorded the classic album Revolver, in which they pioneered innovative recording techniques that changed the course of rock history. Emerick would also engineer the monumental Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road albums, considered by many the greatest rock recordings of all time. In Here, There and Everywhere he reveals the creative process of the band in the studio, and describes how he achieved the sounds on their most famous songs. Emerick also brings to light the personal dynamics of the band, from the relentless (and increasingly mean-spirited) competition between Lennon and McCartney to the infighting and frustration that eventually brought a bitter end to the greatest rock band the world has ever known. .
From the author's website: Short stories and poems all written by me, having to do with angels. A few--like "Angelica" had been published before. But a number are brand new to the book, like "Fallen Angel," a story about an angel whose wings have been burned up when he falls to the earth and how three children build him new ones. Each story and poem begins with a short introduction about how it came to be written. One of the stories from this, "The Word the Devil Made Up", won the 1997 Storytelling World Award. The book was on the 1997-98 Charlie May Simon Preliminary Reading List. inside the book jacket: The fourth in a series of beautiful gift books by acclaimed master storyteller Jane Yolen, Here There Be Angels is a heavenly collection of celestial musings, stories, and poems. Drawn from the author's uncommon imagination, as well as the legends of cultures around the world, these offerings reveal angels in many guises- from the everyday to the extraordinary, from the traditional to the avant-garde- performing simple miracles and transforming the lives of the people they touch, forever. Exquisitely illustrated by David Wilgus's duotone pencil drawings, each piece is also prefaced by an author's note, illuminating Jane Yolen's thoughts on writing, storytelling, and the angels in our midst. A grand companion to Here There Be Dragons, Here There Be Unicorns, and Here There Be Witches.
From the author's website: Short stories and poems, all written by me, having to do with dragons. This was the first of the five HERE THERE BE. . .books. Since I'd already written many dragon short stories, I only needed to write one new one--a Chinese dragon story. Included here is "Cockfight," which started the Pit Dragon Trilogy, as well as "Great-Grandfather Dragon's Tale," and "Dragonfield." Each story and poem begins with a short introduction about how it came to be written. And here is what the reviewers have said: "From the mysterious to the humorous, Yolen offers her own distinctive additions to dragon lore in this enjoyable collection of eight short stories and five poems. She introduces each selection with informal comments on its origin and content. Some of the carefully executed pencil drawings, including the jacket, are particularly effective." -- Horn Book "Dragon-lovers and maybe even dinophiles will unite to celebrate Yolen's (the Dragon's Blood trilogy) virtuosic poems and stories about dragons." -- Publisher's Weekly
The exhilarating introduction to New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook's gritty and seductive novels of the Iron Seas.Desperate to leave London, two years ago Ivy Blacksmith secured her overseas passage by striking a provocative bargain with the domineering pirate Mad Machen. Saved from his bed at the last moment, Ivy fled the city, but Mad Machen vowed to come after her...Eking out a living in the little town of Fool's Cove, Ivy never expected that her impetuous offer would continue to haunt her. But the beautiful blacksmith owes Mad Machen the price of a voyage, and the pirate captain is determined to collect. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook's The Kraken King. "Here There Be Monsters" previously appeared in Burning Up.
The exhilarating introduction to New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook's gritty and seductive novels of the Iron Seas. Desperate to leave London, two years ago Ivy Blacksmith secured her overseas passage by striking a provocative bargain with the domineering pirate Mad Machen. Saved from his bed at the last moment, Ivy fled the city, but Mad Machen vowed to come after her... Eking out a living in the little town of Fool's Cove, Ivy never expected that her impetuous offer would continue to haunt her. But the beautiful blacksmith owes Mad Machen the price of a voyage, and the pirate captain is determined to collect. Includes a preview of Meljean Brook's The Kraken King. "Here There Be Monsters" previously appeared in Burning Up.
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