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Author : Mark Greif
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2017-08-08
Page : 320
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1101971746
Description :


Over the past eleven years, Greif has been publishing superb, and in some cases already famous, essays in n+1, the high-profile little magazine that he co-founded. These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life--what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world. Each essay in Against Everything is learned, original, highly entertaining, and, from start to finish, dead serious. They are the work of a young intellectual who, with his peers, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals can be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the thought and spirit of the greatest of American dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and historical situation.--Publisher website.


Author : Mark Greif
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-09-06
Page : 320
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1101871164
Description :


A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif ] is an intellectual, full stop . . . There is much of [Lionel] Trilling in Greif . . . Much also of Susan Sontag . . . What he shares with both, and with the line they represent, is precisely a sense of intellect—of thought, of mind—as a conscious actor in the world.” Over the past eleven years, Greif has been publishing superb, and in some cases already famous, essays in n+1, the high-profile little magazine that he co-founded. These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life—what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one’s self and the world. Each essay in Against Everything is learned, original, highly entertaining, and, from start to finish, dead serious. They are the work of a young intellectual who, with his peers, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals can be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the thought and spirit of the greatest of American dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and historical situation.


Author : Mark Greif
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2016
Page : 304
Category : American literature
ISBN 13 : 1101871156
Description :


"These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world." -- Amazon.com.


Author : Erik Zude
Jörg Hickl
Publisher : New In Chess,Csi
Release : 2017-11-15
Page : 208
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN 13 : 9789056917449
Description :


"The average club player doesn't need to study hundreds of pages of chess opening theory. Understanding structures and finding tactics are much more important than memorizing variations. Renowned German chess trainers Erik Zude and Jörg Hickl have created an ideal club player's repertoire for Black. This compact manual presents a set of lines that is conveniently limited in scope, yet varied, solid and complete. The core repertoire is based on lines that the authors have successfully played at (grand)master level for decades: the Antoshin variation of the Philidor Defence against 1.e4 and the Old-Indian Defence against 1.d4. There is only a limited number of plans, ideas and structures that you need to learn, and very few forcing variations."--Publisher's description.


Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-05-02
Page : 272
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1101158018
Description :


From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day—from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons—has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again. With a new afterword by the author.


Author : Erik Zude
Jörg Hickl
Publisher : New In Chess
Release : 2017-10-01
Page : 207
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN 13 : 9056917455
Description :


The average club player doesn’t need to study hundreds of pages of chess opening theory. Understanding structures and finding tactics are much more important than memorizing variations. Renowned German chess trainers Erik Zude and Jörg Hickl have created an ideal club player’s repertoire for Black. This compact manual presents a set of lines that is conveniently limited in scope, yet varied, solid and complete. The core repertoire is based on lines that the authors have successfully played at (grand)master level for decades: the Antoshin Variation of the Philidor Defence against 1.e4 and the Old-Indian Defence against 1.d4. There is only a limited number of plans, ideas and structures that you need to learn, and very few forcing variations. You will develop your position with a sequence of strong standard moves and start your highly effective counterplay. Zude and Hickl provide common sense guidance, explain all typical characteristics and give practical examples. If you have an Elo rating between 1400 and 2200, you don’t need to look further because you can Play 1..d6 Against Everything!


Author : Mark Greif
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2016-11-08
Page : 448
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 069117329X
Description :


A compelling intellectual and literary history of midcentury America In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the "nature of man." But the dawning "age of the crisis of man," as Mark Greif calls it, was far more than a historical curiosity. In this ambitious intellectual and literary history, Greif recovers this lost line of thought to show how it influenced society, politics, and culture before, during, and long after World War II. During the 1930s and 1940s, fears of the barbarization of humanity energized New York intellectuals, Chicago protoconservatives, European Jewish émigrés, and native-born bohemians to seek "re-enlightenment," a new philosophical account of human nature and history. After the war this effort diffused, leading to a rebirth of modern human rights and a new power for the literary arts. Critics' predictions of a "death of the novel" challenged writers to invest bloodless questions of human nature with flesh and detail. Hemingway, Faulkner, and Richard Wright wrote flawed novels of abstract man. Succeeding them, Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow, Flannery O'Connor, and Thomas Pynchon constituted a new guard who tested philosophical questions against social realities—race, religious faith, and the rise of technology—that kept difference and diversity alive. By the 1960s, the idea of "universal man" gave way to moral antihumanism, as new sensibilities and social movements transformed what had come before. Greif's reframing of a foundational debate takes us beyond old antagonisms into a new future, and gives a prehistory to the fractures of our own era.


Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2017-06-19
Page : 120
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1387049534
Description :


The story begins in 1881, where Dr. Watson runs into an old friend, Stamford. Due to a shoulder injury sustained in the Anglo-Afghan War, Watson was forced to retire and is now looking for a place to live. Stamford mentions that an acquaintance of his, one Sherlock Holmes, is looking for someone to split the rent at a flat at 221B, Baker Street. After seeing the rooms at 221B, they move in and grow accustomed to their new situation. Holmes also has multiple guests visiting him at different intervals during the day. After much speculation by Watson, Holmes reveals that he is a ""consulting detective"" and that the guests are clients. Watson is astounded by Holmes' ability to notice details and assemble them. Holmes reads a telegram requesting consultation in a fresh murder case. He's reluctant to help because credit would go entirely to the officials. Watson urges him to reconsider so Holmes invites him to accompany him as he investigates the crime scene, an abandoned rural manor... Get Your Copy Now.


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Release : 2021-03-12
Page : 357
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1479457574
Description :


Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, whose citizens are environmentally engineered into an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. Huxley followed this book with a reassessment in essay form, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final novel, Island (1962), the utopian counterpart. The novel is often compared to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (published 1949). In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World at number 5 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, Robert McCrum, writing for The Observer, included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", and the novel was listed at number 87 on The Big Read survey by the BBC. This edition pairs Brave New World with Brave New World Revisited, Huxley's book about the original novel.


Author : Kate Bowler
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Page : 178
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0399592067
Description :


A divinity professor and young mother diagnosed with Stage IV cancer shares her perspectives on friendship, love, and death while describing her efforts to remain true to her faith in spite of impossible hardships.


Author : Sue Langford
Publisher : Booktango
Release : 2014-02-14
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 146894410X
Description :


Faith Andrews is trying to make a major life decision. Things never had been easy for her. First, she ends up in a relationship built in hell then she ends up falling for her best friend. She never did make the right decision with men. Years before, Faith had walked away hand in hand with a man she thought was her soul mate. This time, life would change completely with the blink of an eye. It isn't until Faith goes wandering around the Grand Ole Opry that she realizes what she needed all along. Faith gets advice over and over from someone who calls herself Patsy. When Faith asks more, she realizes she's talking to the country legend, Patsy Cline. Patsy knows what to do - Never ever let go of a dream. Fight to make your dreams come true. No matter what the situation, Patsy always knows just what to say. Jamie Gilbert had been writing and singing music since his teenage years. When he finally met Faith, he fell hard. He let her go once when she left to be with Evan. There wasn't going to be a second time. He was putting a ring on her finger. Now all he needed to do was convince her. Jason had warned Jamie more than once that if he did Faith wrong, he'd be replaceable. When he saves Faith from a situation that nobody expected, he starts to fall for her. The fact that she's married means nothing. Love triumphs. Now he just has to convince Faith of that.


Author : Jason Guriel
Publisher : Biblioasis
Release : 2020-09-29
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1771963832
Description :


In the year 2063, on the edge of the Crater formerly known as Montréal, a middle-aged man and his ex’s daughter search for a cult hero: the leader of a short-lived band named after a forgotten work of poetry and known to fans through a forgotten work of music criticism. In this exuberantly plotted verse novel, Guriel follows an obsessive cult-following through the twenty-first century. Some things change (there’s metamorphic smart print for music mags; the Web is called the “Zuck”). Some things don’t (poetry readings are still, mostly, terrible). But the characters, including a robot butler who stands with Ishiguro’s Stevens as one of the great literary domestics, are unforgettable. Splicing William Gibson with Roberto Bolaño, Pale Fire with Thomas Pynchon, Forgotten Work is a time-tripping work of speculative fiction. It’s a love story about fandom, an ode to music snobs, a satire on the human need to value the possible over the actual—and a verse novel of Nabokovian virtuosity.


Author : John Lim
Jenn L
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-12-01
Page : 44
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781540539113
Description :


Note: this is a 5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) size coloring book, similar to A5 padfolio size; perfect for purses, briefcases, backpacks. "Take it offline," "Let's get the ball rolling," "Ping me," and of course, "synergy." These are just some of the worst clich�s that have come out of corporate America. It's a known fact that prolonged exposure to these office sayings can lead to increased eye-rolling, annoyance and strain of the facial muscles from too much fake smiling when hearing these from your manager. To combat this, we've created this corporate clich�s adult coloring book as much needed stress therapy; a fun, passive-aggressive way to take out your angst against these ridiculous office sayings that have taken over your meetings, memos and emails from your company's higher ups. We've taken 19 of the most annoying corporate clich�s and translated them into hilarious, literal translations that you can color and poke fun at. Most are even workplace friendly so you can hang them on your wall without your manager giving you the stink eye (well, depending on where you work ... hmmm time for the disclaimer: we make no promises on whether you'll get the stink eye if you pin pages of this book to your office / cubicle wall, so you assume the risk on that!). ***Benefits*** -We've taken 19 of the most ridiculous corporate clich�s that have ended up on top business publications' "must stop using list" and translated them into hilarious, literal representations. -5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) similar to A5 padfolio size; perfect for purses, briefcases, backpacks. -The perfect birthday, stocking stuffer, white elephant, secret Santa, gift for a co-worker, friend or loved one who has to suffer thru these clich�s on a daily basis. -Studies have shown that adult coloring books are perfect stress therapy. We even consulted with a few therapists who confirmed this. And let's face it, hearing corporate clich�s over and over is not fun! But what is fun is poking fun at them in a passive-aggressive way that can relieve stress! -Unlike most coloring books, each illustration is a carefully crafted theme, tied to a specific clich� and not simply random patterns. -Coloring book images are only on one side of the page (we didn't double dip!). -But not to waste the space, we put some fun stuff on the reverse side of each page: a corporate-speak definition, fun trivia and a hashtag on so you can post pictures of your artwork on social media. -We even included a fun all-occasion gift checklist inside the cover so you don't have to buy a separate gift card. You can be cheap and environmentally friendly at the same time!


Author : Mark Greif
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Page : 304
Category : American literature
ISBN 13 : 9781784785949
Description :


"These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world."--Amazon.com.


Author : Michelle Daly
Publisher :
Release : 2014-03-24
Page : 176
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780957048768
Description :


One of the benefits of social media is getting to meet the parents of special needs children and adults. I have grown to know and truly admire these brave people. Our solitary journeys have taken many different roads, yet we've all connected on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other forums. The support we give each other is a lifeline-an opportunity to not only share the joys our sons and daughters bring into our lives, but also the chance to rant about the frequent injustices we meet head on. I am honoured to have 'met' so many fantastic Warrior Mums from around the world, so honoured that I decided to feature some of their stories in a blog series, which I have now reproduced in this book. These mums will inspire you, just like they have me, these brave women who share their stories from childhood to motherhood and reveal far more than they normally would, in the hope their stories will help others.


Author : Raymond Esposito
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-01-02
Page : 326
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781481055833
Description :


The world is infected and humanity is reduced to creatures of vicious insanity. Doctor Thorn's rescue by a group of young survivors is just the beginning of their nightmarish journey to survive. In this apocalyptic landscape, humankind has one final hope that rests on the strength and determination of 10 young men and women.


Author : Mark Manson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-05-14
Page : 288
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 0062888471
Description :


From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries. Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself. With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2014-04-23
Page : 244
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780988551534
Description :


Who among us hasn't treasured memories of yesteryear told to us by our 'elders'? Aleta Miller has gathered vignettes and woven them into a tapestry of life in a Sierra Gold Rush mining town exotically named Port Wine (near Whiskey Diggins and Poker Flat). She has captured the essence of California's pioneer spirit, mining nuggets of real life stories that lay buried under yesteryear's journalism: Two story deep snowdrifts compete with a mountain visitor in a Locomobile. Civil War politics blend in with birth pains of the new California statehood. Downhill ski races lift spirits of beleaguered residents of Port Wine and La Porte, also known as Rabbit Creek. Uncontrollable fires gut reconstructed towns with diabolical regularity. In addition, we meet colorful characters who have touched the hills including Black Bart, Dutch Kate, Bret Harte, the Blue Lake Monster and Sasquatch. There is something for everyone in this delightful read. Aleta Farren Miller, as a young girl, became enamored of California gold country history during occasional visits to the Davis Motor Mine. The mine tunneled into a mountainside within a mile of Port Wine, CA. It was operated by Aleta's cousins Fred and Durward Davis and produced a modest quantity of gold. Aleta was enchanted by the remoteness of the location as well as by the surroundings which have changed very little over the last 100 years. Passing encounters with "old timers" and whimsical poetry adorning grave sites in the Pioneer Cemetery stimulated a growing interest. Many of her relatives and even a pet parrot are buried there. With the help of her mother, Rilla Farren Cross, other family members, the archives of Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley, and The Mountain Messenger Newspaper at Downieville, CA, the interest culminated in Aleta investing almost a decade undertaking this collection of what now may be classified as journalistic memorabilia. We are indebted to her instinctive ability to sort out and preserve this remarkable collection of memories. Her own background and personal experiences make her uniquely capable of understanding and synthesizing the insight that she gained from that time in California history.


Author : K. S. Adkins
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-08-06
Page : 204
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781515394105
Description :


Our lives are spent watching the clock. We go to sleep by it. Wake up to it. Rely on it. Race it.It's easy to forget that we're only given so much.We ignore it because we're convinced we'll always have more.I am proof that we aren't promised anything.The clock owes us nothing.I know this because not only was Time my name, I wasn't given enough of it.Sure I had challenges but I vowed to make the most of it, of my young life.My limitations wouldn't hold me back.Time was on my side.Then I was told otherwise.Now the clock was working against me.I would face this disease alone.Then he walked in and changed everything.He gave me a reason to fight.He helped me prepare.Like others before me, when time slowed I wasn't ready.I begged for more.But the clock, it stopped for no one.On the day my world went black, I refused to take him with me.Only he didn't listen.I was a doctor.A bringer of bad news.I read the chart.She was fucked.My hands, they were tied.I was a doctor who could not heal what was beyond that door.I had no hope to offer her.But I wanted this over with.The sooner the better.I walked in, looked up and saw color.Not one.All of them.They surrounded her.She was a patient.You did not cross that line.I would not cross that line.I should have kept my eyes closed.Life was easier when you didn't see.But they were open now.They saw her.They saw everything.Suddenly invisible lines ceased to matter.For me, Time mattered.How far would you go to make sure the one you loved had enough of it?Would you challenge the clock?Help them prepare?Could you watch them suffer?Could you accept a life without them in it?Or, would you follow them into the darkness?I did. This is our story.


Author : Bonita Williams
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-31
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780985618780
Description :


Jesus My Everything is the second poetry collection by Bonita L. Williams. The poems focus on one's life as influenced by Jesus. The journey called life is full of challenges; a closer walk with the Lord makes the travel easier. Readers are reminded that Jesus is the source of our strength and hope.