Download E-books Lost for Words: A Novel PDF

By Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting a whole social international" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)

Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels have been one of the most celebrated works of fiction of the earlier decade. Ecstatic compliment got here from a variety of admirers, from literary superstars corresponding to Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons akin to Anthony Bourdain and January Jones. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously shrewdpermanent send-up of a undeniable significant British literary award.
The judges at the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature needs to get via countless numbers of submissions to discover the simplest e-book of the yr. in the meantime, a bunch of writers are determined for Elysian awareness: the intense author and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, confident that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary international through typhoon. issues pass extraordinarily flawed while Katherine's writer by accident submits a cookery ebook as opposed to her novel; one of many judges unearths himself in the midst of a scandal; and Bunjee, aghast to benefit his booklet is not at the brief checklist, seeks revenge.
Lost for Words is a witty, fabulously interesting satire that cuts to the fast of a few of the private questions about where of artwork in our celebrity-obsessed tradition, and asks how we will be able to ever wish to acknowledge genuine expertise while every person has an agenda.

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Download E-books Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel PDF

By Jonathan Ames

From the author of the HBO sequence Bored to Death, the tale of a tender alcoholic author and his own valet, a hilarious homage to the Bertie and Jeeves novels of P.G. Wodehouse.

Alan Blair, the hero of Wake Up, Sir!, is a tender, loony author with a variety of difficulties of the psychological, emotional, sexual, religious, and actual type. he is first-class at difficulties. yet fortunately for Alan, he has a private valet named Jeeves, who does his top to make things better out for his bothered grasp. And Alan does locate hassle at any place he is going. He embarks on a dangerous and weird highway trip, his vacation spot being an artists colony in Saratoga Springs. There Alan encounters a beautiful femme fatale who's in ownership of the main superb nostril within the background of noses. this type of nostril can purely bring about a wild catastrophe for somebody like Alan, and Jeeves attempts to assist him, but...well, learn the booklet and discover!

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Download E-books Johannes Cabal the Detective PDF

By Jonathan L. Howard

Johannes Cabal returns in this fearfully funny and terrifically twisted story of homicide and overseas intrigue . . . five thousand ft off the ground.
 
When an try to scouse borrow an extraordinary ebook turns bitter, Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of a few little infamy, finds himself in a overseas prison awaiting execution. A artful plan -- as terrible because it is cunning -- allows him to steal the identity of a central authority professional and make his escape aboard a luxurious aeroship heading out of the country. But what might be an ideal getaway swiftly turns into complex by means of the weird disappearance of a passenger, an try on Cabal's existence, and an unwelcome face from the past. Trapped aboard with a killer, can even Cabal's open-razor of a brain shop him?
 
Full of twists, turns, sword fights, archenemies, newfangled flying machines, slender escapes, and, in fact, resurrected useless, Johannes Cabal’s latest eldritch escapade is a Ruritanian romp from first to last.

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Download E-books The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases PDF

By Gigi Vorgan

“Stories of human habit at its so much extreme….With humor, compassion, empathy, and perception, Small searches for and unearths the humanity that lies hidden lower than even the main strange symptoms.”
—Daniel H. red, writer of Drive and A entire New Mind

A psychiatrist’s tales of his such a lot weird and wonderful situations, The bare woman Who Stood on Her Head by Gary Small, M.D., and Gigi Vorgan—co-authors of The reminiscence Bible—offers a desirable and hugely exciting look at the peculiarities of the human brain. within the vein of The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, Awakenings, and the opposite bestselling works of Oliver Sacks, The bare woman Who Stood on Her Head surprises, enthralls, and illuminates because it makes a speciality of clinical mysteries that may stump and amaze the bright brains on condo, M.D.

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Download E-books America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't PDF

By Stephen Colbert

Publication shop state, within the heritage of mankind there hasn't ever been a better nation than America. You may well say we are the no 1 state at being the simplest at greatness.

But as ideal as America is in each manner, America is damaged! And we won't alternate it simply because we are 236 years previous the 30-day go back window. glance around--we do not make whatever anymore, we have now mortgaged our destiny to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief is going on global excursions simply to bow earlier than overseas leaders. Worse, the L.A. 4 Seasons resort does not actually have a devoted mobile button for the Spa. you need to dial an extension! the place did we lose our way?!

It's excessive time we restored America to the greatness it by no means lost!

Luckily, AMERICA AGAIN will singlebookedly pull this kingdom again from the edge. It positive aspects every little thing from chapters, to web page numbers, to fonts. protecting subject's starting from healthcare ("I shudder to imagine the place we would be with no the big variety of pharmaceuticals to regard our maladies, akin to think-shuddering") to the economic system ("Life is giving us lemons, and we are transport them to the chinese language to make our lemon-flavored leadonade") to foodstuff ("Feel loose to deep fry this book-it's a wealthy resource of fiber"), Stephen offers the United States the dose of fact it must come again heading in the right direction.

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Download E-books Diary of a Mad Fat Girl PDF

By Stephanie McAfee

Graciela "Ace" Jones is mad-mad at her ally Lilly who cancels their annual journey to Panama urban for mysterious purposes; at her boss Catherine for "riding her ass like a fats woman on a Rascal scooter;" at her good friend Chloe's abusive husband; and particularly at Mason McKenzie, the affection of her existence, who has proven up with a wedding proposal one year too past due. Ace is rarely mad, although, at her near-constant better half, an lovable chiweenie puppy named Buster Loo.

Ace's anger starts off to burn up as she takes concerns into her personal palms to take down Chloe's philandering husband-and to unravel a large number of alternative scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she begins to achieve that perhaps Mason merits a moment probability after all.

With a pointy and exact voice, Stephanie McAfee supplies a hilarious and fast moving story approximately Ace Jones and her most sensible friends-thick as thieves and difficult as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, discovering love, and status up for every different all of the way.

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Download E-books Alpine Giggle Week: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the Great American Novel and Ended Up in a TB Colony Atop an Alpine Peak (A Penguin Classics Special) PDF

By Dorothy Parker

A little identified, rediscovered letter:  an SOS from a girl trapped on a Swiss mountaintop in a TB colony with out notion find out how to escape—that girl being Dorothy Parker.

“Kids, i've got all started 1000 (1,000) letters to you, yet all of them via no will of mine obtained to sounding so gloomy and that i used to be frightened of uninteresting the mixed tripe out of you, so I by no means despatched them.” hence begins a little-known and formerly unpublished letter by way of Dorothy Parker from a Swiss mountaintop. Parker wrote the letter in September 1930 to Viking publishers Harold Guinzburg and George Oppenheimer—she went to France to write down a unique for them and wound up in a TB colony in Switzerland. Parker refers back to the letter as a “novelette,” but there's not anything fictional approximately it. extra properly, the biting composition reads like a gossipy diary access, typed out on Parker’s appealing new German typewriter. She namedrops awesome figures like Ernest Hemingway and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald whereas protecting themes working from her quite a few injuries and illnesses to her reviews on canine, literary critics and God. The writing is classic Parker: uncensored, unedited, deliciously malicious, and positively the most interesting of her letters—or for that subject any letter—that you’ll ever read.

This variation positive factors an advent, notes, and annotations on amazing figures by means of Parker biographer Marion Meade.

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Download E-books The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) PDF

By Jason Hazeley

From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of knowledge within the out of the ordinary Ladybirds for Grown Ups sequence. This pleasant booklet is the most recent within the sequence of Ladybird books which were particularly deliberate to assist grown-ups with the realm approximately them. the massive transparent script, the cautious collection of phrases, the common repetition and the considerate matching of textual content with photos all permit grown-ups to imagine they've got taught themselves to manage. that includes unique Ladybird paintings along brilliantly humorous, fresh textual content. additionally to be had: the way it Works: The Husband the way it Works: The spouse the way it Works: the mummy The Ladybird publication of the Mid-Life obstacle The Ladybird publication of the Hangover The Ladybird e-book of Mindfulness The Ladybird publication of the Shed The Ladybird ebook of courting The Ladybird publication of the Hipster

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Download E-books Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry PDF

Now in paperback from the Pulitzer Prize winner, the hilarious New York Times–bestselling exploration of what generations can educate one another—or not.
 
throughout the process his lifestyles, Dave Barry has discovered a lot of knowledge, and he's wanting to go it on. between different fantastic, brand-new items, Dave stocks domestic truths together with his new grandson and his daughter Sophie; explores the fatherland of his formative years, the place all of the mom and dad looked to be having un-Mad Men–like enjoyable; and dives into firsthand bills of the football craziness of Brazil and the simply simple loopy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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Download E-books The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits PDF

By Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand

Pop quiz! Who acknowledged what approximately history?

heritage is . . .
(a) kind of bunk.
(b) a nightmare from which i'm attempting to awaken.
(c) as completely contaminated with lies as a road whore with syphilis.

fit your answers:
(1) Stephen Daedalus of James Joyce's Ulysses
(2) Henry Ford
(3) Arthur Schopenhauer

It seems that the reply don't need to be bunk, nightmarish, or diseased. within the palms of mental_floss, history's finest bits were handpicked and roasted to perfection. filled with little-known tales and outrageous—but accurate—facts, you will chuckle your self smarter in this joyride via 60,000 years of human civilization.

take into account: simply because it truly is precise does not imply it is boring!

Now with Breaking News

"If You inspiration the Last melancholy used to be nice . . ."

solutions: (a) 2 (b) 1 (c) 3

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