Memoirs and Misinformation

Memoirs and Misinformation
Author: Jim Carrey,Dana Vachon
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525655985
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Misinformation Age

The Misinformation Age
Author: Cailin O'Connor,James Owen Weatherall
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780300241006
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The social dynamics of “alternative facts”: why what you believe depends on who you know Why should we care about having true beliefs? And why do demonstrably false beliefs persist and spread despite consequences for the people who hold them? Philosophers of science Cailin O'Connor and James Weatherall argue that social factors, rather than individual psychology, are what’s essential to understanding the spread and persistence of false belief. It might seem that there's an obvious reason that true beliefs matter: false beliefs will hurt you. But if that's right, then why is it (apparently) irrelevant to many people whether they believe true things or not? In an age riven by "fake news," "alternative facts," and disputes over the validity of everything from climate change to the size of inauguration crowds, the authors argue that social factors, not individual psychology, are what’s essential to understanding the persistence of false belief and that we must know how those social forces work in order to fight misinformation effectively.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey
Author: Martin Knelman
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1857823494
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joker, slapstick funnyman and wild card, Jim Carrey is renowned for hisalent as a comedy actor and his startling array of wacky facial expressions.n recent years, however, he has received much praise for roles more dramatichan comic.;This biography charts the story of Jim Carrey's dream to makeeople laugh: from his humble beginnings as a factory cleaner, via hisomantic involvement with many beauitiful women, to his slot as anmpressionist in comedy clubs and finally on to Hollywood success.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions
Author: Dana Vachon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781446494356
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Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

How Roland Rolls
Author: Jim Carrey,Rob Nason
Pages: 68
ISBN: 0989368009
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Release: 2013
Editor: Some Kind of Garden
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Very Punchable Face

A Very Punchable Face
Author: Colin Jost
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101906347
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Release: 2021-07
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating. "I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls."--Larry David NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Cosmopolitan - Vulture - Parade 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 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, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump. You'll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won). You'll go behind the scenes at SNL and Weekend Update (where he's written some of the most memorable sketches and jokes of the past fifteen years). And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian--from performing in rural college 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). Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, 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.

Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story
Author: Norm Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781443414319
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the Canadian actor, gambler, and raconteur, and one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. As this book’s title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life—more or less—from his origins on a farm in the backwoods of Ontario and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live—until he was fired because a corporate executive didn’t think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than just a memoir; it’s the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm’s life. In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d lost to sports betting and other vices) with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the love affairs, the times fortune smiled on his life, and the times it refused to smile. As the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches record heights, and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that’s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country. As a comedy legend should, Norm peppers these pages with classic jokes and long-mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass inside the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.

The Chameleon Man

The Chameleon Man
Author: William P. McGivern
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781612101446
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Release: 2010-12-13
Editor: eStar Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perfect adaptation, that's what it was. When a human being can blend with his surroundings, funny things can happen!

Truggle

Truggle
Author: Benjamin Granger
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781468917888
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Release: 2012-11-04
Editor: Booktango
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a small wooded lot a busy woman stumbles upon a strange doll the neighbors possibly left. She attempts to reveal who brought the toy to her home, but she uncovers no real leads. Then when a letter turns up asking her to give the doll away as soon as possible, she ends up on the edge of reason as the doll is in the midst of being reclaimed by someone. The doll although small and cuddly resembles a somewhat black entity similar to a doll she keeps in her home, but when a nearby psychic and fortune teller comes to her home asking her to give up the doll to keep her sanity, but she refuses. The stuffed animal then turns out to be more then she bargained for when the bear starts to grow a tail and red eyes. When she discovers those details, she desperately tries to send it away to a pawn shop owner, but the next day he ends up dead, and a new feeling that the stuffed bear may not be what she considered a stuffed cuddly toy anymore. The story focuses on the character of Mary, and the stuffed bear that she suddenly inherits when the doll is left on her doorstep. She finds that although the stuffed bear did have an owner, he ended up in a mental institution, and the bear was simply left behind, either by someone else or the bear itself. She doesn't want to come to the terms that it could have ended up on her doorstep, by itself, but when the tale that the previous owner claimed is finally revealed, she desperately searches for an answer to the horror of Truggle.

The Home Place

The Home Place
Author: J. Drew Lanham
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781571318756
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Release: 2016-08-22
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape, and a deep meditation on nature…wise and beautiful.”—Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk A Foreword Reviews Best Book of the Year and Nautilus Silver Award Winner In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored. Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina—a place “easy to pass by on the way somewhere else”—has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity.” By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a meditation on nature and belonging by an ornithologist and professor of ecology, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South—and in America today. “When you’re done with The Home Place, it won’t be done with you. Its wonders will linger like everything luminous.”—Star Tribune “A lyrical story about the power of the wild…synthesizes his own family history, geography, nature, and race into a compelling argument for conservation and resilience.”—National Geographic

Lunar Park

Lunar Park
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307264305
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Release: 2005-08-16
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Is This Anything

Is This Anything
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781982112745
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.” For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

Love and Bliss

Love and Bliss
Author: Raven Saint
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1484954734
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Release: 2013-06-09
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Roary is everyman's dream with her long, beautiful chestnut hair, bright green eyes, luscious tan skin, and tight, toned body. Roary spent her entire life as an Army brat and after the death of her father she becomes an exotic dancer. Through her many adventures with her friend Shelly she finds herself falling for a Soldier. Between the pain of losing her father, love for dancing, and defying her own rules, Roary finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime.

Oh Charlie

Oh Charlie
Author: Charles E. Coriell
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1467935972
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Release: 2013-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He was famous for telling stories. He could always make the story interesting. He had a way of seeing the best or funniest of every situation. He wrote down over 180 of his best stories in his last few years for all his family and friends. You will laugh, and relate to the stories of childhood, school years, and growing up during the depression. From his northern New Jersey, small town home he shares what it was like growing up in the 20's and 30's. From logging to working with horses, the stories provide a great view of the life style from that time period.

If I Only Had a Brain

If I Only Had a Brain
Author: Colette Ann Finney
Pages: 232
ISBN: 148111638X
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Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Now Dorothy dear, stop imagining things. You always get yourself in a fret over nothing," echoes the infamous script in the mind of a woman battling for her life. Conveying a clever parallel to the beloved "Wizard of Oz," she shares a dramatic personal journey in a desperate search for a "wizard," while finding her purpose along the way. In a story of surrender and survival, the author is immersed within an eclectic cast of characters, revealing a fascinating account with ingenuity, humor, and passion. By the time you reach the end of this engaging book, you will feel inspired to overcome any obstacle and empowered enough to set forth on a journey of renewal towards your own "heart's desire."

Going Through It

Going Through It
Author: Mia Hazlett,John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0999904213
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Release: 2020-10-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follow the story of one woman, two children, and a cat as they navigate marital separation, unemployment, and housing insecurity. This is a story of faith, hope, and determination for a better life, sought after by a single mother who gave up everything to pursue a legacy for herself and daughters.There is no testimony here, only a deep-seeded belief that time in the valley is only part of the journey. If you have ever experienced a time in your life when you feel the odds are stacked against you and there is no way out, this is a story that will let you know, you are not alone. At some point in life, we all end up going through it. "I am quite simply a woman of restoration."

Out of Spite

Out of Spite
Author: Azemina Klobodanovic
Pages: 346
ISBN: 1523297387
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Release: 2016-01-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: hr

Explanation of the Book:

Fifty short stories contained in this book talk about the life of Bosnian women from a poor working class family, who came into this world by accident, unplanned, without tears of joy and some parent's elation at least not by her father.Her childhood and future life were very difficult, but strong will, the real, pure and true will, it did so she made something of the life what no one did around her. She managed to realize her dreams, to be a successful business woman, a good wife and mother and to give her children a much better life than it was her.Bosnian version:Pedeset kratkih prica sadrzanih u ovoj knjizi, govore o zivotu bosanske zene iz jedne siromasne radnicke porodice, koja je na ovaj svijet dosla slucajno, neplanski, bez suza radosnica i nekog ushicenja od strane roditelja, bar ne od strane njenog oca.Njeno djetinjstvo i dalji zivotni put bili su jako teski, ali jaka volja, ona prava, cista i iskonska, ucinila je da ona od zivota napravi nesto sto niko u njenom okruzenju nije. Uspjela je da ostvari svoje snove, da bude uspjesna poslovna zena, dobra supruga i majka i da svojoj djeci pruzi daleko bolji zivot nego sto je bio njen.

Information Wars

Information Wars
Author: Richard Stengel
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781611859027
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Release: 2019-10-10
Editor: Atlantic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Overcoming Me

Overcoming Me
Author: Jewel Adams
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0692361693
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Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

God loves us and has a plan for us. Every human being is a part in that plan. There is opposition in all things, and overcoming trials is one of the most important lessons we can learn. It took me a long time to figure this out and I am grateful for what I have learned. But those lessons did not come without a price. In this little book, I will humbly share some of what I have learned.

Obama s Book of Lies

Obama s Book of Lies
Author: James McCormack
Pages: 644
ISBN: 1546669183
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Release: 2017-09-13
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Obama fades into the history books, and other political forces and agendas move forward in support or in opposition to Obama's far-left and pro-Islamic political agenda, the collective memory of the American public and his supporters around the world will tend to remember the positive highlights of Obama's speeches and policies. Obama's Book of Lies is a counterbalance to the favorable image of Obama that will be portrayed by the media and his advocates. Since Obama's misrepresentations and misinformation permeated all aspects of his politics and his life, there are more examples of his disingenuousness than might be expected (15 chapters). This review will probably be regarded as the most comprehensive (almost 400 footnotes) and accurate analysis of Obama's presidency. This compendium will be enjoyed by all parties who are interested in politics and are seeking a thorough examination of Obama, his speeches and his policies, while reliving Obama's most memorable moments. James McCormack is a veteran political science writer, who has accurately predicted Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Obama's pro-Islamist leanings during his presidency, the surprise presidential electoral victory of Donald Trump (predicted in early 2016), the increasing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Iran's increasing influence and deployment along Israel's northern border, and the use of economic countermeasures directed at China which will be necessary to rein in North Korea's nuclear program. McCormack's political insights are unmatched, and his writings have guided presidential decision making on multiple occasions. The book ends with a new set of predictions, and includes a chapter that reveals the unsettling and shocking truth about what really happened during the Benghazi fiasco, and what Obama did that evening when he became unreachable during the eight hour al-Qaeda attack on the U.S. consulate. McCormack has solidified his reputation as one of America's leading political prophets and analysts with the publication of Obama's Books of Lies.