Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself
Author: David Lipsky
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN: 0307592448
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself Book Excerpt:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace’s Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky’s view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace’s pieces for Harper’s magazine in the ’90s were, according to Lipsky, “like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming.” Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader’s escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an “orgy of spectation”). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace’s dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things—everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him—in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him—that grateful, awake feeling—the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace’s own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer—of being young generally—trying to knit together your ideas of who you should be and who other people expect you to be, and of being young in March of 1996. And of what it was like to be with and—as he tells it—what it was like to become David Foster Wallace. "If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do it. I know that sounds a little pious." —David Foster Wallace

The Art Fair

The Art Fair
Author: David Lipsky
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1497663318
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art Fair Book Excerpt:

A poignant and painfully funny novel about the New York art world by the acclaimed author of Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself For two first-class years, Joan Freeley had it all: the perfect family, the best art dealer in Manhattan, and the admiration of famous friends. Her adoring husband and two handsome sons attended her first gallery show in matching khakis and blue blazers. “An Interesting Talent Makes Its Debut,” declared the New York Times. Then, as if her success were nothing more than a booking error, Joan’s life got downgraded. A brutal divorce led to paintings too bitter to sell and a career stuck firmly in coach. Unable to see her suffer alone any longer, Joan’s teenage son Richard leaves his father and older brother in Los Angeles and moves in to her one-bedroom apartment in SoHo. At the gallery openings where she used to be a star, Richard discovers just how much his mother’s light has dimmed. She is an artist who is not showing—she might as well be invisible. To acknowledge her is to acknowledge the thin line between success and failure in a world as superficial as it is intoxicating. Richard immediately devotes himself to returning his mother to her former glory. Everything about him—the clothes he wears, the jokes he makes, the college he attends—is calculated to boost Joan’s reputation. But as the years go by and the galleries keep sending back her slides, Richard has to ask: Who wants Joan Freeley’s resurrection more—him or her? And when will his own life start?

Buy Sell

Buy   Sell
Author: Nicola Whelan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780992936815
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Three Thousand Dollars

Three Thousand Dollars
Author: David Lipsky
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1497663350
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Thousand Dollars Book Excerpt:

Eleven sparkling stories of family, love, and art from New York Times–bestselling author David Lipsky My mother doesn’t know that I owe my father three thousand dollars. From the opening line of the acclaimed title story—a Best American Short Stories selection that first appeared in the New Yorker—to the tender last scene of “Springs, 1977,” this pitch-perfect collection explores the unsteady terrain of early adulthood and the complex legacy of family. Self-aware, creatively ambitious, and just privileged enough to be acutely aware of all that they lack, Lipsky’s characters are as real and unforgettable as the dilemmas they face—some of their own making, some that the world has thrust on them. In “Relativity,” a college junior transfers to the Ivy League in order to please his mother and make new friends; he quickly realizes the fault in his logic. In “Colonists,” a nervous young author searches for her muse at a New Hampshire writers’ retreat attended by a priest who pens erotic poetry and a composer working on a comic opera about the Alger Hiss trial. “ ‘Shh,’ ” the genesis of Lipsky’s highly praised novel The Art Fair, is the story of a dutiful son trying to shield his artist mother from the agony of her latest rejection. Witty, heartbreaking, and wise, the stories in Three Thousand Dollars are a testament to David Lipsky’s exceptional talent and to the power of short fiction to transform the smallest of moments into the greatest of truths.

Zombie in Chief Eater of the Free World

Zombie in Chief  Eater of the Free World
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 1945863226
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zombie in Chief Eater of the Free World Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author Scott Kenemore is back with a hilarious, over-the-top, and bloodthirsty send-up of the 2016 political season. In the tradition of Joe Klein's Primary Colors and Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate, Zombie-in-Chief: Eater of the Free World is a compelling and dramatic story with characters and events that may resemble familiar, real-life elections a little too closely! After all, who better to perform an autopsy of the American political system than an expert on the undead? When a tycoon and reality TV star improbably wins his party's nomination for the presidency, pundits and analysts are as baffled as they are certain that he will never win the general election. What can a man who already lives at the top of a golden skyscraper with a supermodel wife still want? Absent entirely from their prognostications is the possibility that it could be to gorge upon the brains of the living! That he dreams of building a border wall to better keep delicious humans in! That he seeks to make American great again. . . for zombies! Only an unlikely journalistic partnership between a reporter fresh from J-school and a blogger who is derided and dismissed as "fake news" seems to have any chance of derailing the tycoon's plans and exposing him as a member of the walking dead. Yet a terrifying question still remains. . . In a nation divided along political lines as never before, will such a revelation change anything? Or will a candidate revealed to be a proud "Zombie American" simply be another stepping stone on a historic (and not-so-above-board) journey to the presidency?

Absolutely American

Absolutely American
Author: David Lipsky
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN: 0547523750
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Absolutely American Book Excerpt:

This chronicle of daily life at the US Military Academy is “a fascinating, funny and tremendously well written account of life on the Long Gray Line” (Time). In 1998, West Point made an unprecedented offer to Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky: Stay at the Academy as long as you like, go wherever you wish, talk to whomever you want, to discover why some of America’s most promising young people sacrifice so much to become cadets. Lipsky followed one cadet class into mess halls, barracks, classrooms, bars, and training exercises, from arrival through graduation. By telling their stories, he also examines the Academy as a reflection of our society: Are its principles of equality, patriotism, and honor quaint anachronisms or is it still, as Theodore Roosevelt called it, the most “absolutely American” institution? During an eventful four years in West Point’s history, Lipsky witnesses the arrival of TVs and phones in dorm rooms, the end of hazing, and innumerable other shifts in policy and practice. He uncovers previously unreported scandals and poignantly evokes the aftermath of September 11, when cadets must prepare to become officers in wartime. Lipsky also meets some extraordinary people: a former Eagle Scout who struggles with every facet of the program, from classwork to marching; a foul-mouthed party animal who hates the military and came to West Point to play football; a farm-raised kid who seems to be the perfect soldier, despite his affection for the early work of Georgia O’Keeffe; and an exquisitely turned-out female cadet who aspires to “a career in hair and nails” after the Army. The result is, in the words of David Brooks in the New York Times Book Review, “a superb description of modern military culture, and one of the most gripping accounts of university life I have read. . . . How teenagers get turned into leaders is not a simple story, but it is wonderfully told in this book.”

The Ultimate Book of Zombie Warfare and Survival

The Ultimate Book of Zombie Warfare and Survival
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1632201631
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Book of Zombie Warfare and Survival Book Excerpt:

The Gory Guide to the Walking DeadWhile most people know what zombies look like, do they actually know how they act? What they do during their spare time? What their work ethic is? Probably not.Enter The Ultimate Book of Zombie Warfare and Survival. From bestselling zombie author Scott Kenemore, learn all the tricks to the living dead trade. Whether you’re fighting the zombies or are a zombie yourself, this collection is all that you need to survive on your own.Included in this book are excerpts and illustrations from such helpful handbooks as:The Code of the Zombie PirateThe Art of Zombie WarfareZ.E.O.The Zen of ZombieZombies vs. NazisThe Ultimate Book of Zombie Warfare and Survival is a one-stop shop for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the world of zombies. Whether you’re the undead seeking to make it in the business industry, fine-tune your martial arts, master your swashbuckling, or move on up the corporate ladder, this compendium is just for you.With gory full-color illustrations and insightful knowledge from the man who knows zombies better than they know themselves, The Ultimate Book of Zombie Warfare and Survival will scare, teach, and prepare you for everything you’ve ever needed to know about zombies.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

The Parrot and the Igloo Climate and the Science of Denial

The Parrot and the Igloo  Climate and the Science of Denial
Author: David Lipsky
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-03-22
ISBN: 0393866718
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parrot and the Igloo Climate and the Science of Denial Book Excerpt:

The New York Times best-selling author explores how “anti-science” became so virulent in American life—through a history of climate denial and its consequences. Climate change has become an unavoidable fact and ongoing catastrophe. The science was clear decades ago. How did so many Americans come to doubt evidence so widely accepted and compelling? The Parrot and the Igloo is the thrilling narrative of our grand lost march: the story of the inventors (Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse) who made our world; the scientists who bravely sounded the alarm; and then the hucksters, dreamers, zealots, and crackpots who lied about that science. David Lipsky masterfully shows how climate denial grew out of early efforts to build a network of untruth about products like aspirin and cigarettes, revealing the infrastructure that allowed denier ideas to take hold, the untrue to replace the true. With narrative brio, Lipsky delivers a real-life tragicomedy—one that captures the extraordinary dance of science, money, and the American character.

Zombie Illinois

Zombie  Illinois
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 1620878593
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zombie Illinois Book Excerpt:

“Raises the bar for zombie fiction, combining the standard blood and gore of zombie battles with shady politics to tell a story of human resilience.” —Library Journal The sequel to the bestselling Zombie, Ohio, this explosive supernatural thriller from Scott Kenemore tells the story of three Chicagoans who have been thrown together by a bizarre, interconnected series of events during the first twenty-four hours of a zombie outbreak in the Midwest’s largest city. A partnership is crafted between a pastor from Chicago’s rough South Side, an intrepid newspaper reporter, and a young female musician, all of whom are fighting for survival as they struggle to protect themselves and their communities in a city overrun with the walking dead. Between the barricaded neighborhoods and violent zombie hunters, the trio encounters many mysterious occurrences that leave them shaken and disturbed. When the mayor of Chicago is eaten by zombies on live television, and a group of shady aldermen attempt to seize power in the vacuum, these unlikely friends realize that they have stumbled upon a conspiracy to overthrow the city . . . and that they alone may be qualified to combine their talents to stop it. Zombie, Illinois will delight devoted zombie fans and put readers in mind of some of the best recent works of supernatural horror. You will be left shocked, horrified, and craving brains! This novel will grab you from the first page and not let go until the riveting finale. “What Carl Hiaasen did for the mystery genre, Scott Kenemore is doing for zombies. He’s that good.” —Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author “[A] wickedly satirical page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly

The Zen of Zombie

The Zen of Zombie
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2007-10-17
ISBN: 1628731923
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zen of Zombie Book Excerpt:

Do you struggle out of bed each morning and sway lifelessly across the room, mouth agape, arms hanging slack, murmuring unintelligibly? Well, take heart: you’re not alone! But these other staggering, limp, perpetually drowsy folks just happen to be zombies—and it turns out they can teach us a lot about enjoying life. And only here, between the covers of this book, will you learn their secrets to happiness. Learn how to slow down and move at your own pace, become your own boss, and just devour those irritating people who get in your way. And there’s more, because zombies can offer no-nonsense advice on love, playing to your strengths, and on becoming more adaptable.

Zombie Ohio

Zombie  Ohio
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-10
ISBN: 1626366675
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zombie Ohio Book Excerpt:

This clever horror thriller offers “a darkly humorous depiction of one zombie's struggle for enlightenment and redemption.”—Publishers Weekly When Peter Mellor, a college professor in the rural town of Gant, Ohio, gets into in an automobile accident during a zombie outbreak, he comes to with a slight case of amnesia. What’s worse, he’s also dead. With society crumbling around him and violence escalating into daily life, Peter quickly learns that being a zombie isn’t all fun and brains. Humans—generally unsympathetic—try to kill him at nearly every opportunity. His old friends are loath to associate with him. And he finds himself getting “hungry” at the most inconvenient times. And though a large part of his skull is missing, Peter is still able to decipher the most troubling aspect of his new condition: his accident was no accident at all. Faced with the harrowing mystery of his death, Peter must solve his own murder. Battling the avenging “breathers” and the inevitability of his own rotting flesh, Peter better act fast—while the odds of success are still on the dead. “A delicious slice of undead Americana” (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero), Zombie, Ohio is an outstanding blend of action and witty insight for fans of Shaun of the Dead. “George Romero, director of the original Night of the Living Dead and its sequels, should snap up the rights to this novel…combines humor with horror in a way that is guaranteed to make any zombie fan stand up and shout, “Braaaaaains!”—Booklist

Buy and Sell

Buy and Sell
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780992936808
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zombies vs Nazis

Zombies vs  Nazis
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 1628730501
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zombies vs Nazis Book Excerpt:

Zombie expert Scott Kenemore (The Zen of Zombie) unearths a collection of top-secret lost documents from WWII (originally intercepted by the U.S. Signal Corps in 1941 and presented to Franklin Roosevelt in a confidential memorandum), describing efforts of the Nazi Sicherheitsdienst (or SD) to harness and weaponize Haitian Voodoo and zombie-creating technologies for military purposes. For the first time, here is the thrilling, humorous, and satisfyingly-gory story of an evil empire’s foolhardy attempt to harness an ancient and unspeakable monster: the zombie! While the Nazis initially dream of creating an army of bloodthirsty, automaton super-zombies to march across Europe, they soon learn that the walking dead are not as obedient and malleable as they’ve been led to believe. In contrast, these Nazi agents quickly find that the walking dead of the Haitian backwoods are closer to brain-eating, flesh-rending dynamos that don’t respect a nicely pressed SS uniform, and instead just go for the jugular. Faced with Voodoo spells, dangerous flora and fauna, and their own naive assumptions about the dark forces with which they’re tangling, these Nazi SD agents learn the hard way that nobody bosses around a zombie. Kenemore?with nearly 100,000 copies of zombie classics in print?does it again.

The Code of the Zombie Pirate

The Code of the Zombie Pirate
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1628731524
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Code of the Zombie Pirate Book Excerpt:

Set in the Caribbean of the eighteenth century, the epicenter of piracy, voodoo, and the dark arts, The Code of the Zombie Pirate reveals all the secrets to selecting, customizing, and managing a motley crew of pirates-cum-zombies. Imagine the consequences of pirates who have crossed the line to immortality: the breathtaking lack of respect for life—it’s the ultimate pirate dream! Kenemore advises captions in: Selecting Zombie Pirates: Fast or slow, chatty or quiet? Can a zombie hold a cutlass, or is it better off using its teeth? As readers will learn, pirate crews benefit from diversity. Finding a Vessel Worthy of a Bunch of Dead Guys: Learn the ins-and-outs of pirate ships. Which ones best suit zombies, with their unique undead benefits and drawbacks? Flying the Zombie Pirate Flags: Learn how to instill fear with something as simple as a brain and crossbones. Going Full Zombie: Should the reader—an aspiring Pirate King or Queen—become a member of the walking dead? There are benefits and drawbacks to this, discussed here. This rollicking guide through the world that zombies and pirates both haunted and hunted will keep Zen of Zombie readers intrigued and win over legions of new fans.

Time

Time
Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zombie Indiana

Zombie  Indiana
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN: 1940456037
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zombie Indiana Book Excerpt:

The explosive horror of an undead outbreak hits Indianapolis in this grisly supernatural thriller from “the most original voice in zombie lit today” (Matt Mogk, President, Zombie Research Society). Brain-craving monsters continue their spread across the Midwest in this third book of Scott Kenemore’s Zombie series. Zombie, Indiana takes place during the same timeline as the outbreaks in his books Zombie, Ohio and Zombie, Illinois, and has the same punch as the previous two. Zombie, Indiana explores the impact of an invading zombie horde on a trio of Hoosier protagonists . . . each of whom have some dark secrets to keep. When the governor’s daughter mysteriously disappears on a field trip, IMPD Special Sergeant James Nolan, scholarship student Kesha Washington, and Governor Hank Burleson must all come together not only to find the governor’s daughter, but also to undertake a quest to redeem the very soul of the state itself . . . all while under constant attack from the living dead. With humorous, memorable characters, tense action sequences, and brutal zombie violence, Zombie, Indiana will put readers in mind of some of the most compelling works of popular fiction. At once a mystery, a thriller, and a horror novel, Kenemore strikes again with this rollicking romp through America’s heartland that—for zombie fiction fans—is nothing but “a tour de brains! . . . I mean force” (Scott Carney, New York Times–bestselling author). Praise for Scott Kenemore “What Carl Hiaasen did for the mystery genre, Scott Kenemore is doing for zombies. He’s that good.” —Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author

Z E O

Z E O
Author: Scott Kenemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN: 1628731060
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Z E O Book Excerpt:

From professional athletes like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to philosophers like Confucius, inspirational business books love to suggest that readers can succeed in business and in life by adopting the traits of their famous subjects. In Z.E.O. by Scott Kenemore, frustrated employees will finally find inspiration in a source they can already relate to: zombies! A guide for any Joe-lunchbox or aspiring-C.E.O., Z.E.O. illustrates how the lessons learned from zombies and zombie films can be applied?from the typing-pool to the boardroom?to further a professional career, increase personal and corporate wealth, and harness the tools to personal success. Taking up where other business and personal finance books leave off, Z.E.O. provides nuts-and-bolts instructions for taking the inspirational aspects of zombies and adopting them to maximize your own personal effectiveness. Sure, you might have to knock a few heads?and eat a few brains?along the way, but that doesn’t stop a zombie. Why should it stop you?

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Unofficial Guide to Paris

The Unofficial Guide  to Paris
Author: David Applefield,Bob Sehlinger
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2000-01-17
ISBN: 9780028630953
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unofficial Guide to Paris Book Excerpt:

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World® "A Tourist's Best Friend!" —Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" —The New York Times The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide® to Paris Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Information that's candid, critical, and totally objective Honest advice that allows you to feel safe and comfortable in the City of Light, despite the language barrier Insider tips on finding the most charming hotels—plus which rooms offer the best views More than 60 restaurants reviewed in detail and ranked for quality and value A complete guide to Paris's cultural and historic sights—with helpful hints for making the most of your time Information to help you save money, including how to exchange currency and not lose Expert advice on how to get around the city, so you can look and feel like a local The inside story on shopping—where to get the best for less All the details on how to enjoy Paris with your kids Everything you need to plan the Paris vacation that's right for you Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide® to Paris—the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be. Find us online at www.frommers.com

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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