A Book of Days

A Gorgeous Perpetual Diary

Author: Laura Bulbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783611317

Category:

Page: 160

View: 6139

A gorgeous book of days for use as a perpetual diary: birthdays, anniversaries annual events, all can be entered in the week-by-week pages. Accompanied by illuminated illustrations from the beautiful, medieval books of days in the British Library, this sumptuous book of days is the perfect companion to the Flame Tree Notebooks.

Felines of New York

A Glimpse Into the Lives of New York's Feline Inhabitants

Author: Jim Tews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501125834

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 2365

Featuring more than 100 photos and quotes from cats in America’s most glamorous city, Felines of New York exposes the furry underbelly of New York City’s most glamorous, self-important residents. Where New York humans are accomplished, interesting, thoughtful, creative, and even sometimes tragic figures, the cats are simply cats. They do not stand in line for brunch, or have season tickets to the Met, or go indoor-rock climbing in Brooklyn. They do not shop at thrift stores or nibble finger sandwiches at the Russian Tea Room. And they certainly do not give a flying f*ck about the Yankees. No, the felines of New York bathe, purr, bask languidly in the sun, and occasionally cast baleful glances at the humans who provide them food and shelter. They are proof that behind every New Yorker, there lays a cat just waiting to destroy their IKEA futon and then eat their faces off when they die.

Perpetual Disappointments Diary

Author: Nick Asbury

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 9780752266640

Category:

Page: 172

View: 1596

MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN EVER'Best. Diary. Ever' Metro 'Cheeringly depressing' Guardian'Abandon all hope, ye who buy it' New York TimesPerpetual Disappointments Diary is a downbeat journal for pessimists, cynics and losers everywhere. You'll love it.Ground yourself with a weekly demotivational proverb ('If ignorance is bliss, why are you so sad?', 'Crappe diem') and reminders of Notable Deaths. Travel the world with Useful Phrases translated into four languages ('A table for one, please', 'I have destroyed my hire car'). And save time with templates for Apology and Passive-Aggressive Notes.This may not be your year. But this is definitely your diary. This diary is not specific to one year - they are all basically the same.* 2018 Edition includes:Brand New Demotivational Proverbs, The Quantified Loser, More Notable Deaths, On This Day, Bank Insecurity Questions, Gaping Void Ahead, People Who Never Call, Notes Towards A Dull Novel, Pointless Doodles

Modern Toss

Author: Jon Link,Mick Bunnage

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298217

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 2965

A no-holds-barred collection of comic illustrations inspired by the popular UK television series celebrates the humorous intersection between the obscenities thought by everyday people and what they actually say out loud. Original. 25,000 first printing.

I Adulted!

Stickers for Grown-Ups

Author: Robb Pearlman

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0789332906

Category:

Page: 64

View: 2884

A fun, funny, yet practical gift book containing 100 removable stickers that congratulate supposed grown-ups on a job well done... or at least a job done. Despite official reports, members of Generation X and younger feel completely and totally ill-prepared to deal with anything. They still, as purportedly self-sufficient adults, look toward Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation and think, How did they do that? So the easiest and best way to find comfort is to look not ahead at uncertainty (or, heaven forbid, around at the chaos currently surrounding them), but to the past to their simpler childhoods. The generation who championed the coloring book-as-relaxation trend grew up in a world in which they spent hours obsessing over, trading, and decorating with stickers. And it is with brightly colored stickers that they will finally find peace of mind. For a little while, at least. Filled with 100 full-color removable stickers that can be used to decorate journals, notebooks, or your lapel to proudly and publicly proclaim life's little victories, I Adulted! is the ideal nostalgic and practical book for anyone who feels a sense of accomplishment by making it through a day without calling their mother for help.

TEENAGE DIARIES The Days That Were

Author: Saurabh Sharma

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9352017269

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 1104

“How about bunking the next class and rushing to the cricket field and while you are at it, planting a bomb in the toilet?” Wait, what the hell am I asking you to do with deadlines to catch on!? But allow me to take you down the forgotten memory lanes and remind you of the times when… You had a fit of breathlessness in front of your crush, When FLAMES said marriage, you couldn’t help but blush. Blank calls played Morse codes, Two meant – you missed her loads. You were clumsy as shit, because her presence was sublime, But after your break-up, crying became your favorite pastime. You bunked the classes and said - 'Let the studies rot!' But you never missed Kiran ma'am's class, ‘coz she was pretty hot! ;) Cricket brought you glory, And planting a bomb in school changed your story. Life screwed you over and killed your spirit, But you’re glad that you anyway did it. Told from the eyes of an Indian middle-class teenager, this story will make you wonder what you would have done if you were named Ghanshyam and were born a pessimistic nerd, while your optimistic best friend believed in unicorns and utopia! And to add to your woes, what if you fell in love with the most beautiful girl of your school? Wouldn’t you then wait for a miracle to happen?

Sad Topographies

Author: Damien Rudd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471169308

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 3224

Sad Topographies is an illustrated guide for the melancholic among us. Dispirited travellers rejoice as Damien Rudd journeys across continents in search of the world’s most joyless place names and their fascinating etymologies. Behind each lugubrious place name exists a story, a richly interwoven narrative of mythology, history, landscape, misadventure and tragedy. From Disappointment Island in the Southern Ocean to Misery in Germany, across to Lonely Island in Russia, or, if you’re feeling more intrepid, pay a visit to Mount Hopeless in Australia – all from the comfort of your armchair. With hand drawn maps by illustrator Kateryna Didyk, Sad Topographies will steer you along paths that lead to strange and obscure places, navigating the terrains of historical fact and imaginative fiction. At turns poetic and dark-humoured, this is a travel guide quite like no other. Damien Rudd is the founder of the hugely popular Instagram account @sadtopographies.

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165403

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5554

“Top-notch” —USA Today “Illuminating” —Washington Post “A breath of fresh air” —Entertainment Weekly “Memorable” —People By the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite! After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. From the Hardcover edition.

Doodling for Cat People

Author: Gemma Correll

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1942875053

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4153

Packed with fun and inspirational prompts, doodling exercises, and feline-related factoids, this title sparks the imagination and inspires cat lovers to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite furry friends.

A Smile in the Mind

Author: Beryl McAlhone,David Stuart

Publisher: Phaidon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 3357

An exploration of humour, irony and playfulness in graphic design. This book explores so-called 'witty thinking' - arguably the most entertaining area of graphic design. Witty thinking is playfulness with ideas, words playing against images, and unexpected connections prompting new insights. It is clever thinking, not funny drawing. A Smile in the Mind analyses the intricate thought processes behind the apparently forward images. It shows how to make the case for witty solutions and, through a series of in-depth interviews with the world's top designers, suggests how to get inspiration. Gathering together the best examples of graphic wit over the past three decades, this book includes work from over 300 designers in the USA, Britain, Europe and Japan. Written with insight and a subtle lightness of touch, it offers designers a friendly read, a helpful sourcebook and a dynamic trigger for ideas.

The Princess Diarist

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399185798

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 4743

"With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, [this] is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--and what developed behind the scenes. And today, as she reprises her most iconic role for the latest Star Wars trilogy, Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty"--Amazon.com.

The Quack's Daughter

A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl, Revised Edition

Author: Greta Nettleton

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609382420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 393

View: 3424

Raised in the gritty Mississippi River town of Davenport, Iowa, Cora Keck could have walked straight out of a Susan Glaspell story. When Cora was sent to Vassar College in the fall of 1884, she was a typical unmotivated, newly rich party girl. Her improbable educational opportunity at “the first great educational institution for womankind” turned into an enthralling journey of self-discovery as she struggled to meet the high standards in Vassar’s School of Music while trying to shed her reputation as the daughter of a notorious quack and self-made millionaire: Mrs. Dr. Rebecca J. Keck, second only to Lydia Pinkham as America’s most successful self-made female patent medicine entrepreneur of the time. This lively, stereotype-shattering story might have been lost, had Cora’s great-granddaughter, Greta Nettleton, not decided to go through some old family trunks instead of discarding most of the contents unexamined. Inside she discovered a rich cache of Cora’s college memorabilia—essential complements to her 1885 diary, which Nettleton had already begun to read. The Quack’s Daughter details Cora’s youthful travails and adventures during a time of great social and economic transformation. From her working-class childhood to her gilded youth and her later married life, Cora experienced triumphs and disappointments as a gifted concert pianist that the reader will recognize as tied to the limited opportunities open to women at the turn of the twentieth century, as well as to the dangerous consequences for those who challenged social norms. Set in an era of surging wealth torn by political controversy over inequality and women’s rights and widespread panic about domestic terrorists, The Quack’s Daughter is illustrated with over a hundred original images and photographs that illuminate the life of a spirited and charming heroine who ultimately faced a stark life-and-death crisis that would force her to re-examine her doubts about her mother’s medical integrity.

Albion's Seed

Four British Folkways in America

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199743698

Category: History

Page: 972

View: 9586

This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The Givens Collection

Author: Harriet Jacobs,Lydia Maria Child,Louise Meriwether

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743460561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9056

Recounts the author's childhood as a slave, her escape to the north, and the help she received from both blacks and whites, and documents the degradation and injustices of slavery.

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1607748320

Category: Nature

Page: 120

View: 2152

"Did you know that giraffes can lick their ears? Or that ostriches can't walk backwards? These and many more charming quirks about the animal kingdom (ants never sleep! starfish don't have brains!) are detailed in this visually sophisticated and appealing gift book. Illustrator Maja Sofstr m's entrancing illustrations bring these captivating facts to life-making The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Factsa must-have for animal and art lovers both young and old."

Sloppy Firsts

A Jessica Darling Novel

Author: Megan McCafferty

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0676806643

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5131

The first book in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad’s obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life? A fresh, funny, utterly compelling novel, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful, true-to-life look at Jessica’s predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment. From the dark days of Hope’s departure through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed-up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious “Dreg” who works his way into her heart, this poignant, hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it, as well as those who are grateful that they don’t have to go back and grow up all over again. “A hilarious trip down memory lane. You’ll laugh out loud–and cringe–as this first novel by McCafferty takes you back to the soap opera that was high school.”—Glamour

Don't Just Stand There

How to Be Helpful, Clued-In, Supportive, Engaged & Relevant in the Delivery Room

Author: Elissa Stein,Jon Lichtenstein

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452133832

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 104

View: 579

Don't Just Stand There delivers! Written by a husband and wife team, this guidebook outlines everything an expectant father needs to know to navigate the big day. Dads get clear direction on what to bring, how to calm and soothe, what to say and, more important, what to definitely not say. A chapter on the stages of labor makes it easy to track what's happening when, while guiding mom to mention her preferences ahead of time. With witty illustrations and confidence-inspiring advice throughout, it's an essential for expecting parents.

A Fine Romance

Author: Candice Bergen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1855

In a follow-up to Knock Wood, the Emmy Award-winning actress traces the milestone events of her life, including her first marriage, the birth of her daughter, her work on Murphy Brown and her struggles with widowhood.

Fashion House Boxed Notecards

Author: Megan Hess

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

ISBN: 9781742706245

Category: Design

Page: N.A

View: 2832

A beautiful, high-quality stationery range celebrating style icons from around the world. This unique stationery range by Megan Hess is the companion to her Fashion House book, which depicts beautiful illustrated interiors from the style elite. Gracing the front of this collection of notecards are Megan's gorgeous illustrations of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. This is an exquisite collection perfect for lovers of fine stationery.