By Mark Rosenberg
New from the writer of Blackouts and Breakdowns--and within the culture of Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Chelsea Handler--a number of humorous essays skewering the author's struggles with weight and physique photograph, either as a child within the Eighties and as a homosexual guy within the 2000s.
Mark Rosenberg has had extra ups and downs along with his weight than Oprah--but not like Oprah, not anyone offers a sh*t. Coming of age very outrageously as an obese, soon-to-be homosexual child, he learns to narrate to others in terms of his cherished Melrose Place and Clueless--which serves him good whilst exiled to fats camp and faced with a chance to bribe an adulterous counselor or poison his stepmother through birthday cake--and thinks not anything of dressing as Homey the Clown (in blackface) for Halloween. This units him up for maturity within the image-obsessed international of homosexual males in ny urban, the place he hires own running shoes he desires to sleep with, applies an X-rated twist to Julie & Julia in an try and achieve blogger stardom, and has an imaginary dating with the fellow at the P90X exercise session infomercials that turns into a bit too actual. Hilarious, heartwarming (as if), and particularly scandalous, Eating My Feelings leaves no stone unturned and no piece of purple velvet cake uneaten.
By Chris Lehmann
"Social feedback at its scorching-hot best."—Barbara Ehrenreich
"Think H.L. Mencken crossed with Jon Stewart."—The Phoenix
In Rich humans Things, Chris Lehmann lays naked a number of the dogmas and delusions that prop up plutocratic rule within the post-meltdown age. it is a funny and harrowing story of warped populism, phony reform, and blind deference to the nation's monetary elite. because the writer explains, American category privilege is particularly very like the assumption of intercourse in a Catholic school—it's no longer alleged to exist within the first position, yet as soon as it provides itself on your imagination, you recognize that it really is everywhere.
A concise and easy-to-use advisor, Rich humans issues catalogs the fortifications that take care of the opulent from the resentments of the hoi polloi. From ideological stanchions reminiscent of the unfastened marketplace in the course of the castellation of media together with The ny occasions and Wired magazine, to gatekeepers akin to David Brooks, Steve Forbes, and Alan Greenspan, Lehmann covers the large array of comforting and accomplished protections that permit the über-privileged to keep up their iron grip on nearly 1/2 America's wealth. With chapters on Malcolm Gladwell, the best court docket, the memoir, and extra, nobody is spared from Lehmann's pointed prose.
Chris Lehmann is hired, ever precariously, as an editor for Yahoo! information, Bookforum, and The Baffler, whereas dissecting the excesses of his social betters for his column wealthy humans issues at TheAwl.com. He lives in Washington, DC, together with his spouse Ana Marie Cox and a quartet of fine pets.
Fort Perilous is a magic fort choked with secret and event, yet occasionally even magic castles can pass awry. this actual fortress has the ability to ship its site visitors to 144,000 exchange worlds, each one an exquisite voyage to the unknown. yet each one voyage turns out to backfire. laptop whiz child Jeremy is caught on a planet of golf-playing dinosaurs. Gentrified Gene reveals himself a on a planet overrun with amazon girls the place the queen has taken a specific shine to him and purely Lord of the fortress Incarnadine can st
By Francesca Simon
Henry is as much as his traditional mischief: tense his more youthful brother, ruining Moody Margaret's sleepover, and aggravating his instructor, Mrs. Battleaxe—not to say attempting to control his relatives into seeing his favourite band—the Killer Boy Rats.
By Terry Pratchett
King Verence, in a healthy of enlightened democracy and ebullient goodwill, invitations Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to rejoice the delivery of his daughter. yet we all know you do not invite vampires into your house—unless you will want everlasting visitors. as soon as ensconced in the citadel, those wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving smooth vampires don't have any goal of leaving . . . ever. because the Lancre dwelling are approximately to find, there is just one approach to struggle. opt for the throat, or because the vampyres themselves say . . . Carpe Jugulum!
By Liz Climo
By Tom Holt
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It's the type of trick that deeply sinister businesses like J.W. Wells & Co. pull forever. in particular with staff who're too busy mooning over the workplace intern to contemplate what they're moving into.
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Brilliant and lowbrow. —New York Magazine
Married To the ocean: not just the genuine background of our civilization, but in addition the funniest comedian round. —Andy Riley, writer of Bunny Suicides
If in basic terms I had installed laws to require my country to learn Married To the ocean. might be in the course of my subsequent time period. —Sarah Hutz, U.S. Congressmember from New Hampshire
Attention all acquaintances: you are getting this for Christmas. —Chris Leavins, actor
Singularly shrewdpermanent, usually outlandish. —Sycamore Review
By Douglas Adams
Again on the earth with not anything extra to teach for his lengthy, unusual journey via time and area than a ratty towel and a plastic procuring bag, Arthur Dent is able to think that the earlier 8 years have been all only a figment of his stressed-out mind's eye. yet a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the invention of his battered reproduction of The Hitchhiker's advisor to the Galaxy all conspire to provide Arthur the sneaking suspicion that anything otherworldly is certainly happening. . . .
God basically understands what all of it ability. and fortuitously, He left at the back of a last Message of clarification. yet because it really is light-years clear of Earth, on a celeb surrounded by way of keepsake cubicles, checking out what it truly is will suggest hitching a experience to the some distance reaches of house aboard a alien craft with an immense robotic. yet what else is new?