Would Everybody Please Stop

Author: Jenny Allen
Editor: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374709505
Size: 16,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 394

Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor "One of the funniest writers in America." That’s what The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen—and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable. With her eagle eye for the absurd and hilarious, Allen reports from the potholes midway through life’s journey. One moment she’s flirting shamelessly—and unsuccessfully—with a younger man at a wedding; the next she’s stumbling upon X-rated images on her daughter’s computer. She ponders the connection between her ex-husband’s questions about the location of their silverware, and the divorce that came a year later. While undergoing chemotherapy, she experiments with being a “wig person.” And she considers those perplexing questions that we never pause to ask: Why do people say “It is what it is”? What’s the point of fat-free half-and-half ? And haven’t we heard enough about memes? Jenny Allen’s musings range fluidly from the personal to the philosophical. She writes with the familiarity of someone telling a dinner party anecdote, forgoing decorum for candor and comedy. To read Would Everybody Please Stop? is to experience life with imaginative and incisive humor.

Double Digit

Author: Annabel Monaghan
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544155807
Size: 16,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 445

To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.

The World Of Star Trek

Author: David Gerrold
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1939529573
Size: 19,23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the Nebula Award winner who wrote the “Trouble with Tribbles” episode—a behind-the-scenes look at the classic TV show. In The World of Star Trek, screenwriter and science fiction legend David Gerrold reveals the people, places, and events that made Star Trek one of the most popular series ever. Gerrold discusses what was successful and what wasn’t, offering personal interviews with the show’s legendary stars and dissecting the trends that developed throughout the seasons. Covering the original television series created by Gene Roddenberry and the phenomenal fandom it inspired—and updated to include the triumphant big-screen Star Trek films—this is a unique inside story of the Star Trek universe, from scriptwriters’ memos to special effects and more.

Scaredy Cat Catcher

Author: Betty Hicks
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781429998048
Size: 10,41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 891

The latest book in the Gym Shorts series is a grand slam with new readers. Rocky was the best catcher in the league until an out-of-control runner broke his arm. Now his arm is healed, but he's developed a reflex that keeps him from tagging out the runner. Young readers will root for Rocky as he and his friends--and even his dog, Chops--set out to prove that he's no scaredy-cat.


Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Editor: Lorhainne Eckhart
ISBN: 0991791096
Size: 14,61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 597

“Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I love him.” "Wish there were truly men in the world like the Friessen Men." Amazon Reviewer Sara “This is an emotionally charged well written portrayal of a couple faced with a tragedy and the secrets that could destroy them.” - Rita Herron, Author “A well written emotional drama. The author took real fears and problems and gave us a great happily ever after.” - AJS In SECRETS, for Diana, Jed was the first man she trusted. He was the first man to show her what true love was. He was the father of her child, the one man she could always count on. Until one spring day Jed falls from the roof of the barn and Diana’s world as she knows it begins to unravel. Diana is forced to face two things, her husband's secrets, and what if... there was no Jed. THE OUTSIDER SERIES: The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) A Baby And A Wedding, An Outsider Series Short Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana) The Search, An Outsider Series Short The Awakening (Andy & Laura) Secrets (Jed & Diana) Runaway (Andy & Laura) Overdue, An Outsider Series Short The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy) The Wedding (Neil & Candy) Or grab The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection which includes all the books and short stories in this emotionally charged romance series. THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The Deadline (Andy & Laura) The Price to Love (Neil & Candy) A Different Kind of Love (Emily & Brad) A Vow of Love, A Friessen Christmas *Available December 2014 THE WILDE BROTHERS: The One (Joe & Margaret) The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short Friendly Fire (Logan & Julia) Not Quite Married, A Wilde Brothers Short A Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie) The Reckoning, A Wilde Brothers Christmas *Available December 2014 WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES: The Choice Lost And Found Merkaba Bounty Blown Away, The Final Chapter Or Grab Walk the Right Road: The Complete Collection, which includes all the books in this sizzling suspense series. THE SAVED SERIES: Saved Vanished Captured *Available November 2014


Author: James Van Hise
Editor: Movie Publisher Services
ISBN: 9781556983566
Size: 19,52 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 636

Please Stop Laughing At Us

Author: Jodee Blanco
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1936661373
Size: 13,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 219

The New York Times–bestselling author and anti-bullying activist offers “essential reading for teens, parents, and educators” (Booklist). Jodee Blanco follows up her “courageous and honest” bestseller Please Stop Laughing at Me with a behind-the-scenes look at her career working against bullying in schools. Intertwining stories from her own life as a once-bullied child, she tells of traveling far and wide, spreading the word to today’s students, and to supply them, their parents, and their teachers, with the tools and skills needed to stop this behavior—whether it occurs in a middle school or a college dorm. Persuasive and powerful, Please Stop Laughing at Us is both a revealing look at the realities of the problem—and a practical guide to solving it.

Jonas 1 Wild Hearts

Author: Catherine Hapka
Editor: Disney Press
ISBN: 9781423116196
Size: 10,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 165

SERIES DESCRIPTION: JONAS is undeniably the hottest rock band on the planet, but behind the cool clothes and sleek guitars, Nick, Kevin, and Joe Lucas are just three guys from New Jersey who are living their dream. They attend a local private school, live at home with their parents and little brother, Frankie, and hang out with friends. Though traces of their superstardom can be found everywhere—the school uniforms that they’ve personalized, their bodyguard, Big Rob, who appears at school unannounced, and the vending machines in the Lucas home—the boys are naturally down to earth. Disney Channel will undoubtedly have another hit on their hands with this sure-to-be-rockin' series, JONAS! JONAS #1 Wild Hearts Joe, Nick, and Kevin Lucas love touring with their band, JONAS. But after weeks on the road, they are more than ready to get back to their normal life. It turns out, however, that normal life is full of drama, too! When Van Dyke Tosh asks Stella, the brothers’ best friend and stylist, to the movies, Joe gets jealous. To keep Stella busy, he decides to call an emergency wardrobe meeting. But when Stella finds out that there is no emergency, will she forgive Joe, or will she prove that all’s fair in love and war—including payback! And Joe isn’t the only brother feeling torn by love. When Nick puts his heart on the line for a girl, he’ll risk getting totally crushed.

Square Squire And The Journey To Dreamstate

Author: Duane Lance Filer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469177552
Size: 12,20 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 803

Square Squire and the Journey to Dream State, my 394-page, 96,729-word novel is a semiautobiographical story of growing up geeky in the last innocent time when all the basketball players had hopes and none of the gangs had guns. Squire Brooks is a precocious nerd whose only awareness of the transitions in his neighborhood of Compton, California, in the 60s is the opportunity to chuck stones at the increasing number of For Sale signs in the yards of his white neighbors. His fathers deepening involvement in civil rights creates increasing chaos in his home where Squire writes his short stories and daydreams. Adolescence brings peer-driven lessons about girls, puberty, girls, bullies, and girls as he navigates the temptations during his elementary, junior high, and high school years. Squires daydreaming has developed into an imaginative mechanism that frees his mind from all the chaos and allows him to escape to a dream state whenever he writes. After graduating from high school and on a road trip with his dog, Julius, Squire meets Octavia Steves, who teaches him that his dream state is actually a form of meditation that could help him become the writer of his dreams.

Just Morgan

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497682762
Size: 20,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 233

“The right thing never just happens; you have to make it happen.” Morgan knows her parents left her in boarding school so they could travel the world, which is why hardly anything changes when they’re killed in an accident during her freshman year at Fairfield. But every orphan needs a guardian, and Morgan’s is her uncle Tom, a famous and somewhat eccentric author. Tom’s New York City apartment has plenty of space for Morgan, and her room is the nicest one she’s ever seen, but her uncle, uncomfortable suddenly raising a fourteen-year-old girl, seems distant and preoccupied. Alone in an unfamiliar world, Morgan imagines what her school roommate, the popular and sarcastic Trinck, would think of everything. Would she approve of Morgan’s newly discovered love of reading or the friends she makes in New York? Slowly, Morgan makes a place for herself that is all her own and reflects on the person she is becoming—whether Trinck would like it or not.