Private Citizens: A Novel

Private Citizens: A Novel Author Tony Tulathimutte
ISBN-10 0062399101
ISBN-13 9780062399106
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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PRIVATE CITIZENS was named a best book of the year by New York Magazine Vulture The New Yorker Buzzfeed Huffington Post Nylon Kirkus Electric Literature and The Millions An Amazon Best Book of the Month in the Literature Fiction CategoryA Buzzfeed Most Exciting Book of 2016A Flavorwire Most Anticipated Book of 2016New York Magazine calls Private Citizens the first great millennial novel Emma Cline calls it brilliant From a brilliant new literary talent comes a sweeping comic portrait of privilege ambition and friendship in millennial San Francisco With the social acuity of Adelle Waldman and the murderous wit of Martin Amis Tony Tulathimuttes Private Citizens is a brainy irreverent debutThis Side of Paradise for a new era Capturing the anxious self aware mood of young college grads in the aughts Private Citizensembraces the contradictions of our new century call it a loving satire A gleefully rude comedy of manners Middlemarchfor Millennials The novel s four whip smart narratorsidealistic Cory Internet lurking Will awkward Henrik and vicious Lindaare torn between fixing the world and cannibalizing it In boisterous prose that ricochets between humor and pain the four estranged friendsstagger through the Bay Areas maze of tech startups protestors gentrifiers karaoke bars house parties and cultish self help seminars washing up in each others lives once again A wise and searching depiction of a generation grappling with privilege and finding grace in failure Private Citizens is as expansively intelligent as it is full of heart

Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX

Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX Author Ginny Gilder
ISBN-10 0807090360
ISBN-13 9780807090367
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 264
Language English
Publisher Beacon Press
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Beautiful and important on many levels Course Correctionis about rowing and so much more Ultimately it is about the transforming power of love and damnit all it made me cry Daniel James Brown author ofThe Boys in the Boat Written with poetic grace and true grit A powerful testament to the impact of sport on our lives Billie Jean KingWild meets The Boys in the Boat a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear Forty years ago when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Bostons Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion it was love at first sight Yearning to escape her family history which included her mothers emotional unraveling and her fathers singular focus on investment acumen as the ultimate trophy Gilder discovered rowing at a pivotal moment in her life Having grown up in an era when girls were only beginning to abandon the sidelines as observers and cheerleaders to become competitors and national champions Gilder harbored no dreams of athletic stardom Once at Yale however her operating assumptions changed nearly overnight when as a freshman in 1975 she found her way to the universitys rowing tanks in the gymnasiums cavernous basement From her first strokes as a novice Gilder found herself in a new world training with Olympic rowers and participating in the famous Title IX naked protest which helped define the movement for equality in college sports Short asthmatic and stubborn Gilder made the team against all odds and for the next ten years devoted herself to answering a seemingly simple question how badly do you want to go fast Course Correctionrecounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport Set against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change Gilders story personalizes the impact of Title IX illustrating the life changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena Heartfelt and candid Gilder recounts lessons learned from her journey as it wends its way from her first glimpse of an oar to the Olympic podium in 1984 carries her through family tragedy strengthens her to accept her true sexual identity and ultimately frees her to live her life on her terms From the Hardcover edition

MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2017: Restaurants (Michelin Guide/Michelin)

MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2017: Restaurants (Michelin Guide/Michelin) Author Michelin
ISBN-10 2067212389
ISBN-13 9782067212381
Year 2016-12-07
Pages 280
Language English
Publisher Michelin
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For locals and travelers looking for great places to eat MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2017 is the definitive source with carefully researched objective recommendations to approximately 300 delectable restaurants covering 40 different cuisines Anonymous experienced inspectors use the renowned Michelin food star rating system to craft an objective list of suggested restaurants The selection offers choices for all palates and pocketbooks Readers can safely rely on the annually updated guide since all restaurants in the guide are recommended

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving Back

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving Back Author William MacAskill
ISBN-10 1592409660
ISBN-13 9781592409662
Year 2016-08-02
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Avery
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An up and coming visionary in the world of philanthropy and a cofounder of the effective altruism movement explains why most of our ideas about how to make a difference are wrong and presents a counterintuitive way for each of us to do the most good possible While a researcher at Oxford William MacAskill decided to devote his study to a simple question How can we do good better MacAskill realized that while most of us want to make a difference we often decide how to do so based on assumptions and emotions rather than facts As a result our good intentions often lead to ineffective sometimes downright harmful outcomes As an antidote MacAskill and his colleagues developed effective altruisma practical data driven approach to doing good that allows us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources Effective altruists operate by asking certain key questions that force them to think differently set aside biases and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse In Doing Good Better MacAskill lays out these principles and shows that when we use them correctlywhen we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavorseach of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good

Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence)

Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) Author Julia Cook
ISBN-10 193449058X
ISBN-13 9781934490587
Year 2014-03-21
Pages 32
Language English
Publisher Boys Town Press
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Isabella is a spirited girl who enjoys shouting out her thoughts ideas and feelings In fact she loves using her loud voice so much it s earned her the nickname Decibella Young readers will be entertained as they see how Isabella learns the five volumes of voice and discovers that different situations require a different tone

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals Author Saul D. Alinsky
ISBN-10 0679721134
ISBN-13 9780679721130
Year 1989-10-23
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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First published in 1971 Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky s impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question this volume exhibits his style at its best Like Thomas Paine before him Alinsky was able to combine both in his person and his writing the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition

The Babysitter’s Back Door

The Babysitter's Back Door Author Anonymous
ISBN-10 1521056110
ISBN-13 9781521056110
Year 2017-04-12
Pages 197
Language English
Publisher Independently published
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They sat around the television but none were paying much attention to it All were aware what each was thinking of It was Tom who finally suggested that the television was getting a little bit boring and that they ought to find something more exciting to do Something like a little strip poker would surely stimulate their minds Matt hoping to view Annabelle s ripe young body readily agreed He could hardly bring himself to think that maybe he would be doing something more than just viewing It was just too much to hope for Surprisingly to Tom and Matt Annabelle agreed You boys will find yourselves down to your shorts in no time The boys didn t care who won or lost Back door obsessed Annabelle knows she is a smoking hot girl with a perfect ten body and a lascvious will to match She knows that she is the feverish desire of every young stud and older hard bodies in the neighborhood And she know just how to turn on the heat From strip poker games with the town jocks to extra credit earning with the college professors to dangerously passionate liaisons with the dad s she babysits for and even the moms our nymphet will leave everyone breathless and spent when she is done with them Featuring all manner of threesomes swinging lesbian tribades and every deed and device in between Annabelle is going to try anything and anyone to satiate her wanton appetite Her services are worth every cent and dime

Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, and Changing the World

Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, and Changing the World Author Russell Brunson
ISBN-10 1683504585
ISBN-13 9781683504580
Year 2017-06-06
Pages 302
Language English
Publisher Morgan James Publishing
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Your message has the ability to change someones life The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable It could help to save marriages repair families change someones health grow a company or more But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change Expert Secrets will put your message into the hands of people who need it

Stranger in a Strange Land (Remembering Tomorrow)

Stranger in a Strange Land (Remembering Tomorrow) Author Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN-10 0441790348
ISBN-13 9780441790340
Year 1987-05-15
Pages 438
Language English
Publisher Ace
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The Hugo Award winning and controversial science fiction masterpiece from Robert A Heinlein the New York Times bestselling author of Starship Troopers Valentine Michael Smith is a man raised by Martians Sent to Earth he must learn what it is to be human But his beliefs and his powers far exceedthe limits of man and his arrival leads to a transformation that will alter Earths inhabitants forever

Audel Welding Pocket Reference

Audel Welding Pocket Reference Author James E. Brumbaugh
ISBN-10 0764588095
ISBN-13 9780764588099
Year 2007-01-23
Pages 444
Language English
Publisher Audel
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Featuring updated charts dealing with the most common situations welding workers face on the job this comprehensive pocket sized reference is based on recommendations from working professionals and covers welding symbols and definitions types of joints and welds typical welding station configurations oxygen cylinders arc welding charts U S metric measures and more