I m Just a Person

I m Just a Person
Author: Tig Notaro
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062266651
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of America’s most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany. In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words: “Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.” The set went viral instantly and was ultimately released as Tig’s sophomore album, Live, which sold one hundred thousand units in just six weeks and was later nominated for a Grammy. Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year—a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair transformed into joy. An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, I’m Just a Person is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman’s journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.

I m Just a Person

I m Just a Person
Author: Tig Notaro
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781925480146
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Boxtree
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of America's most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany. "Notaro's thrilling, candid, and hilarious memoir is a provocative and convincing rallying cry to seize the day" Booklist In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalised for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words: 'Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.' The set instantly went viral, and was ultimately released as Tig's sophomore album, Live, which sold one hundred thousand units in just six weeks and was later nominated for a Grammy. Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year - a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair transformed into joy. An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, I'm Just a Person is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman's journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.

I m Just a Person

I m Just a Person
Author: Tig Notaro
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509832118
Available:
Release: 2016-06-16
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words: 'Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.' The set instantly went viral, and was ultimately released as Tig's sophomore album, Live, which sold one hundred thousand units in just six weeks and was later nominated for a Grammy. Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year - a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair transformed into joy. An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, I'm Just a Person is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman's journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.

I m Just a Person

I m Just a Person
Author: Tig Notaro
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1509832106
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Release: 2017-05
Editor: Bluebird
Language: en

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I Am a People Person I m Just Not a Stupid People Person Fun Gag Gift Notebook for Women Or Men

I Am a People Person    I m Just Not a Stupid People Person  Fun Gag Gift Notebook for Women Or Men
Author: Candlelight Publications
Pages: 106
ISBN: 1091546495
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Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This super special notebook or journal is both a personal and functional gift idea and a fun way to express your gratitude and joy to a great snarky person on her or his own special holidayor for any reason really. Give them something funny they can use over and over again. Filled with blank lined double sided sheets, this memorable and useful note book makes a wonderful present for just about anyone for any occasion such as Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, retirements, Christmas, as a gag gift, but especially on birthdays. Perfect for school work, sketching, note taking and so much more. Included: 6x9 in size Cool cover image Makes a perfect gift or present for anyone, for any occasion Good for story writing, note taking, schoolwork, doodling, list making, sketching and lots more

I m Not Lazy I m Just Naturally a Very Relaxed Person

I m Not Lazy  I m Just Naturally a Very Relaxed Person
Author: Lek Journal
Pages: 102
ISBN: 109366830X
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Release: 2019-04-12
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This stylish and elegant notebook and writing journal has 100 College Ruled Pages measuring 8.5" x 11" in size. It has a beautiful sturdy cover, perfect bound, for a beautiful look and feel. It makes a great Christmas Gift or holiday, graduation, beginning of the school year gift for kids, teens, men and women for a motivational, inspirational boost. This Journal is great for taking notes, jotting lists, doodling, brainstorming, prayer, gratitude, meditation and mindfulness journaling. This Journal, with high-quality paper, is the perfect fit for doodles, journaling and creativity. A gorgeous, hand-designed, Marble & Gold design cover that fits perfectly into your bag. Enjoy these 100 lined pages to let all your creative juices flow. Our notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, especially as Christmas gifts, for both friends and family.Be sure to check the Shady Grove Notebooks page for more styles, designs, sizes and other options.Journal Features: * Size: 8.5" x 11" inch* Paper: College-ruled on white paper* Pages: 100 sturdy pages* Cover: Soft, matte cover* Perfect for gel pen, ink or pencils* Great size to carry everywhere in your bag, for work, high school, college* Makes a great Christmas, Birthday, Graduation or Beginning of the school

Reaper Man

Reaper Man
Author: Terry Pratchett
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781407034775
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Release: 2009-05-27
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.' But it can. And it has. Death is missing – presumed gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen! Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.

Brain Building in Just 12 Weeks

Brain Building in Just 12 Weeks
Author: Marilyn Mach Vos Savant
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780553353488
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Release: 1991
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Suggests more than one hundred and fifty exercises for improving one's thinking, and discusses the human brain and human intelligence

I m Just Not a Math Person

I m Just Not a Math Person
Author: Brian A. Peters,Kristine E. Hobaugh
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1595985700
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Release: 2018-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Millions of American students today hate, despise, loathe, or even FEAR mathematics. Anxiety in the classroom leads to far too many students struggling and underperforming as learners, which can have a long-lasting impact on their potential--both personally and professionally. Based on the framework from Peters' award-winning book, The Metus Principle: Recognizing, Understanding, and Managing Fear, Peters and Hobaugh take a close look at the connections between fear, motivation, and learning. Strategies and classroom examples are provided to help readers recognize, understand, and manage the fear of math--leading to meaningful connections with math activities and deep, conceptual understanding. Written for administrators, teachers, parents, and students, I'm Just Not a Math Person! focuses on building relationships and confidence in the classroom to foster a learner's mindset and help students and teachers achieve their goals.

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog
Author: Phil Knight
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781534401204
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An eye-opening look into the story of Knight before his multibillion dollar company.” —School Library Journal “A great story about how an ambition turned into a business…serves as a guide for accomplishing great things.” —VOYA In this young reader’s edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and found that not only could he run fast but also, more importantly, he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. The Young Readers Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and “A Letter to the Young Reader” containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs.

I m a Smart Person I Just Do Stupid Things

I m a Smart Person I Just Do Stupid Things
Author: Successlife Planner
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1723516376
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Release: 2018-07-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

REDUCE YOUR ANXIETY AND LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT: It's easy to feel worried when you're surrounded by negativity and headlines full of bad news. With The Mindfulness Journal, you can build a stress-reducing habit that makes you appreciate every single day. - 120 pages - Premium matte cover design - Printed on high quality interior stock - Perfectly Large Print Size 8.5" x 11" (22cm x 28cm) pages - Light weight. Easy to carry around - Made in the USA

Wonder

Wonder
Author: R. J. Palacio
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9781524720193
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Now a major motion picture! Includes full-color movie photos and exclusive content!"--Dust jacket.

The Lorax

The Lorax
Author: Dr. Seuss
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780385372022
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: RH Childrens Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about protecting the environment! I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t. With a recycling-friendly “Go Green” message, The Lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted, all in a story that is timely, playful and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference. Printed on recycled paper, this book is the perfect gift for Earth Day and for any child—or child at heart—who is interested in recycling, advocacy and the environment, or just loves nature and playing outside. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” –President Barack Obama

Winners Take All

Winners Take All
Author: Anand Giridharadas
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780451493255
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Release: 2018-08-28
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.

Can Everyone Please Calm Down

Can Everyone Please Calm Down
Author: Mae Martin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1526361655
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Release: 2019-05-16
Editor: Wren & Rook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WHY DO WE FIND SEXUALITY SO, WELL ... SCARY? Comedian Mae Martin investigates in this hilarious and intelligent guide to 21st century sexuality. Covering everything from the pros and cons of labels, to coming out and the joys of sexual fluidity, Mae ponders all the stuff we get hung up about - and then a bit more. Mae's mission is to ensure that in a world that's full of things to worry about, who we choose to kiss should not be one of them. And when it comes to sexuality, she asks: CAN EVERYONE PLEASE CALM DOWN?

Life s Edge

Life s Edge
Author: Carl Zimmer
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593182727
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Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Carl Zimmer is one of the best science writers we have today.” —Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks We all assume we know what life is, but the more scientists learn about the living world—from protocells to brains, from zygotes to pandemic viruses—the harder they find it is to locate life’s edge. Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word? If we can’t answer that question here on earth, how will we know when and if we discover alien life on other worlds? The question hangs over some of society’s most charged conflicts—whether a fertilized egg is a living person, for example, and when we ought to declare a person legally dead. Life's Edge is an utterly fascinating investigation that no one but one of the most celebrated science writers of our generation could craft. Zimmer journeys through the strange experiments that have attempted to re-create life. Literally hundreds of definitions of what that should look like now exist, but none has yet emerged as an obvious winner. Lists of what living things have in common do not add up to a theory of life. It's never clear why some items on the list are essential and others not. Coronaviruses have altered the course of history, and yet many scientists maintain they are not alive. Chemists are creating droplets that can swarm, sense their environment, and multiply. Have they made life in the lab? Whether he is handling pythons in Alabama or searching for hibernating bats in the Adirondacks, Zimmer revels in astounding examples of life at its most bizarre. He tries his own hand at evolving life in a test tube with unnerving results. Charting the obsession with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and how Coleridge came to believe the whole universe was alive, Zimmer leads us all the way into the labs and minds of researchers working on engineering life from the ground up.

Cat Person

Cat Person
Author: KRISTEN. ROUPENIAN
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1787331156
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Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: Jonathan Cape
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She thought, brightly, This is the worst life decision I have ever made! And she marvelled at herself for a while, at the mystery of this person who'd just done this bizarre, inexplicable thing. Margot meets Robert. They exchange numbers. They text, flirt and eventually have sex - the type of sex you attempt to forget. How could one date go so wrong? Everything that takes place in Cat Person happens to countless people every day. But Cat Person is not an everyday story. In less than a week, Kristen Roupenian's New Yorker debut became the most read and shared short story in their website's history. This is the bad date that went viral. This is the conversation we're all having. You Know You Want This, Kristen Roupenian's debut collection, will be published in February 2019.

You Are Your Best Thing

You Are Your Best Thing
Author: Tarana Burke,Brené Brown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593243640
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more It started as a text between two friends. Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement, texted researcher and writer Brené Brown to see if she was free to jump on a call. Brené assumed that Tarana wanted to talk about wallpaper. They had been trading home decorating inspiration boards in their last text conversation so Brené started scrolling to find her latest Pinterest pictures when the phone rang. But it was immediately clear to Brené that the conversation wasn’t going to be about wallpaper. Tarana’s hello was serious and she hesitated for a bit before saying, “Brené, you know your work affected me so deeply, but as a Black woman, I’ve sometimes had to feel like I have to contort myself to fit into some of your words. The core of it rings so true for me, but the application has been harder.” Brené replied, “I’m so glad we’re talking about this. It makes sense to me. Especially in terms of vulnerability. How do you take the armor off in a country where you’re not physically or emotionally safe?” Long pause. “That’s why I’m calling,” said Tarana. “What do you think about working together on a book about the Black experience with vulnerability and shame resilience?” There was no hesitation. Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life.

Beach Read

Beach Read
Author: Emily Henry
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984806741
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Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling..."—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

The Beauty of Living Twice

The Beauty of Living Twice
Author: Sharon Stone
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780525656777
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Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Not your typical Hollywood autobiography. Brutally honest, restless and questing.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose. Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and writes about her slow road back to wholeness and health. In a business that doesn’t accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the globe. Over the course of these intimate pages, as candid as a personal conversation, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments. She reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a career in an industry that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children, and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her family’s reconciliation and love. Stone made headlines not just for her beauty and her talent, but for her candor and her refusal to “play nice,” and it’s those same qualities that make this memoir so powerful. The Beauty of Living Twice is a book for the wounded and a book for the survivors; it’s a celebration of women’s strength and resilience, a reckoning, and a call to activism. It is proof that it’s never too late to raise your voice and speak out.