Description : TV’s most successful comedy producer Chuck Lorre delivers a hilarious collection of vanity cards in print for the first time. Since 1997, fans of some of the most popular sitcoms ever broadcast — The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly and Dharma & Greg — have been granted a fleeting glimpse each week into the unfettered and uncompromising mind of the incredibly prolific creative force behind those series, Chuck Lorre. That's because Lorre devotes exactly one second of airtime per show to expressing his deepest thoughts at the end of the credits on his now-infamous vanity cards, which for many years could only be enjoyed by freeze-framing on a VCR and squinting to read the tiny, wobbling words. Now, for the first time ever, hundreds of Lorre's witty and insightful musings have been gathered together in a limited-edition, slipcase book from Chuck Lorre himself that reveals a hilarious, thought-provoking and scandalous body of work unlike any other creative endeavor. Veering from philosophical treatises to personal revelations to the occasional furious diatribe, Lorre never shies away from controversy — even in the face of network censorship, as has often happened. But never fear: Every word on the original vanity cards included in this curated selection is here — even the censored texts that never made it to air. Enhanced with sly, ingenious illustrations and designs that capture the off-kilter essence of Lorre's bite-sized dispatches, What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Bitter will change the way you think about life, the universe and TV — or at least it'll save your eyesight.
Description : Welcome To The Wilderness is a book that reveals God’s heart in bringing us through our wilderness experiences. You will discover that your wilderness experiences are for the purpose of blessing not banishment, destiny not destruction, intimacy not isolation, promotion not punishment, and transformation not trouble.
Description : Provides an experimental approach to innovation, using such popular culture examples as NFL Films, Starbucks, and J. Crew to show how success can be achieved through prototyping and testing.
Description : Why read a book when the book can read to you? This book just doesnt explain in dry, unpronounceable language what having bipolar disease is, it takes you through the various labyrinthine dimensions of it through stories and poems, and back out the other side to peace and even contentment with the challenges the author has faced in her life, fought and won, with the victory of life over an inevitable permanent institutionalization, like her biological grandfather, or a premature death from the devastating effects of this illness. The purpose of this book is to bring hope to all who suffer mental illness and feel like there is no way out.
Description : This book won the Ohio Professional Writer’s, Inc. 2014 Communication Competition Award Now in its second edition, The Televiewing Audience is a user’s guide for the only household appliance that doesn’t come with one. Watching television seems relatively effortless – it is, after all, a major form of entertainment in the U.S. and overseas – yet this book argues that there is nothing simple about watching television; it is a learned activity which is in a constant state of revision and upgrading. Now more than ever, televiewing requires the generation and application of critical thinking to guide program selection, inform appreciation, generate greater pleasure, and inspire dialogue after consumption. This book is about becoming a more thoughtful and informed consumer, designed to shatter the anonymity of the televiewer, and to create a sense of community, for we rarely think of ourselves as instrumental in the televiewing experience or think of the experience as a shared event. Designed for courses related to broadcasting, media effects, media literacy, and audience studies, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which television influences the way we think about ourselves and our culture. It places us center-stage in the extremely complicated, competitive, creative, and costly endeavor that is television.
Description : "This sixth edition of The Study of Philosophy preserves the strengths of the earlier editions - a conversational tone, intriguing examples, and timely reflections on the major fields of philosophical inquiry by seminal thinkers in the history of ideas - and expands those discussions in compelling new directions. This new edition is distinctive for integrating contemporary treatment of continental and analytic philosophy, theories of justice, and feminism. It is a time-honored text, revised for students in the 21st century!"--BOOK JACKET.
Description : It is December 2008 when Victoria feels a deep ache within her. Her partner, Momo, is slowly disintegrating into something evil and she knows it is just a matter of time before he will kill her. Desperate to escape the relationship, she formulates a plan and flees with her daughter, Saba. As Victoria and Saba travel the world, other dangers arise in both mythical and spiritual forms. With help from star alignments, sacred texts and the supernatural, Victoria moves through time affected by catastrophic events that include earthquakes, tornadoes, and landslides. She must grow spiritually and rely on flashes of future time to unlock environmental codes and determine what will begin in August 2015. As apocalyptic riders roam the land, diseases plague the world, and panic rises among rulers, Victoria slowly begins to understand that everything is happening exactly as predicted. The beginning and the end are coming together.
Description : With its signature focus on evolutionary psychology, MOTIVATION: THEORY, RESEARCH AND APPLICATION, 6E reflects the latest developments from the field in its thorough coverage of the biological, behavioral, and cognitive explanations for human motivation. The book clearly presents the advantages and drawbacks to each of these explanations, allowing students to draw their own conclusions. Relevant and timely, the text helps readers understand the processes that activate their behavior by drawing examples from topics that interest students, including sleep, stress, eating disorders, helping behavior, emotion, and more. Extremely student friendly, the text includes numerous study aids to maximize learner success, while vivid graphic illustrations offer additional insight into key concepts. In addition, its unique thematic approach gives instructors ultimate flexibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : It is a time for celebration in Tielmark, at long last free from the age-old rule of the decadent but powerful Bissanty empire. Yet as the young glamour witch Gaultry Blas travels to witness the sacred rites which will renew her prince's magical bond to the land and its twin goddesses, she had no idea of the trials that await her and all Tielmark. Foiling an attempt by Bissanty assassins to taint the prince with dark, poisonous magic, she finds herself thrown into the midst of a sinister and dangerous plot. With one of the assassins as her unlikely ally, she must journey deep into the heart of Bissanty-where it will take all her skill and magic to uncover the last hidden ties that bind Tielmark's destiny to that of its depraved former masters... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires. To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.