Humor

Be Everything at Once

Author: Dami Lee

Publisher: Chronicle Books

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Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 702

Why do things in moderation when you can just do everything? Cartoonist Dami Lee's hilarious four-panel comic collection illustrates her experience navigating identity, relationships, pop culture, and misunderstandings about basic human interactions, from growing up as a South Korean immigrant kid in the foreign land of Texas to finding her home as a professional cartoonist in cyberspace. With favorite selections from Dami's massively popular webcomic As Per Usual, as well as many never-before-seen comics, Be Everything at Once is earnestly relatable and endlessly funny, full of (mostly) true stories for anyone who obsesses over their favorite snacks, struggles to take the best selfie, tears up at the sight of a perfect dog, or is maybe just trying to find their place.

Everything at Once

Author: Audrey Emmett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 156

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Everything at Once is a compilation of poetry and short stories which speak of romance, heartbreak, grief, healing, self-love, and spirituality. Every soul will find pieces they can relate to and appreciate within these pages. This collection is divided into three sections: "DREAMING," "REMEMBERING," and "AWAKENING." Though the poems tell different tales apart from each other, the book in its entirety tells the story of my journey back to myself. To who I truly am. To who I always have been. Everything at once. This book embodies my freedom, my creativity, my spirit, my love. For myself. And for you. Trace these words with your eyes, let them seep into your soul, and by the end you will see we are truly one in the same. We are magic. We are everything at once.
Young Adult Fiction

Four Weeks, Five People

Author: Jennifer Yu

Publisher: Harlequin

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 324

They're more than their problems Obsessive-compulsive teen Clarissa wants to get better, if only so her mother will stop asking her if she's okay. Andrew wants to overcome his eating disorder so he can get back to his band and their dreams of becoming famous. Film aficionado Ben would rather live in the movies than in reality. Gorgeous and overly confident Mason thinks everyone is an idiot. And Stella just doesn't want to be back for her second summer of wilderness therapy. As the five teens get to know one another and work to overcome the various disorders that have affected their lives, they find themselves forming bonds they never thought they would, discovering new truths about themselves and actually looking forward to the future.
Biography & Autobiography

Journeys

Author: H. Houghton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

View: 779

The real stuff. Remembering the past, the first loves, the lost loves, the Corvette convertible that took me to over 130 miles per hour, the way it all felt, looked, and smelled; good friends, country roads, woodland paths, gentle touches, and the beauty of the children. And on and on and on.... I remember all of these things and others, like the gentle, warm way her touch felt and the absolute shock of her now being gone; like folks who cared enough to listen to me and others, like mountaintops in the foggy fall dusk, falling stars at night, saying goodnight to my 6 year old daughter almost 20 years ago, permanent goodbyes to old friends and so much more. I remember----as if they just happened yesterday. The real stuff. I have made these journeys and now I share them with you. Please pass them on. They are a part of the foundation of life and need to live on if any of us are to move forward. Enjoy. And remember.
Literary Criticism

Impossible Individuality

Author: Gerald N. Izenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 996

Studying major writers and philosophers--Schlegel and Schleiermacher in Germany, Wordsworth in England, and Chateaubriand in France--Gerald Izenberg shows how a combination of political, social, and psychological developments resulted in the modern concept of selfhood. More than a study of one national culture influencing another, this work goes to the heart of kindred intellectual processes in three European countries. Izenberg makes two persuasive and related arguments. The first is that the Romantics developed a new idea of the self as characterized by fundamentally opposing impulses: a drive to assert the authority of the self and expand that authority to absorb the universe, and the contradictory impulse to surrender to a greater idealized entity as the condition of the self's infinity. The second argument seeks to explain these paradoxes historically, showing how romantic individuality emerged as a compromise. Izenberg demonstrates how the Romantics retreated, in part, from a preliminary, radically activist ideal of autonomy they had worked out under the impact of the French Revolution. They had begun by seeing the individual self as the sole source of meaning and authority, but the convergence of crises in their personal lives with the crises of the revolution revealed this ideal as dangerously aggressive and self-aggrandizing. In reaction, the Romantics shifted their absolute claims for the self to the realm of creativity and imagination, and made such claims less dangerous by attributing totality to nature, art, lover, or state, which in return gave that totality back to the self.
Fiction

The Promise Of Air

Author: Algernon Blackwood

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 650

A visionary, metaphysical novel about Joseph Wimble and his family. He is a placid individual upon whom little makes an impression. All changes, however, when his daughter suggests what it must be like to see things as a bird – the metaphor extends to the emotional ups and downs of him and his wife, and to a new view of the world around him.
Fiction

Four Novels

Author: Marguerite Duras

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 105

Long acknowledged as one of the most important literary figures in France, Marguerite Duras has garnered worldwide praise for her work, from the acclaimed screenplay Hiroshima Mon Amour to the best-selling novel The Lover. In this volume of four short novels, Duras demonstrates her remarkable ability to create an emotional intensity and unity by focusing on the intimate details of the relationships among only a few central characters: from the park bench couple in The Square (1955) to the double love triangle in Ten-thirty on a Summer Night (1960), each novel probes the depths of human emotion, of love and of despair. Exceptional for their range in mood and situation, these four novels are unparalleled exhibitions of a poetic beauty that is uniquely Duras.
Fiction

Man Enough For Me

Author: Rhonda Bowen

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 721

Twenty-something public relations gem Jules Jackson has everything in her life under control, and that's exactly the way she likes it. She's got no problem handling two jobs, her crazy friends, and her difficult mother. But she's just about given up on men--until she meets fine Germaine Williams . . . Straight-up catch Germaine is eager to prove his worth to Jules, and she falls hard. But it's soon clear Germaine's keeping at least one big secret. And the deeper Jules digs, the more her balancing act and her romance begin to crumble. Now Jules can either turn to her faith and open her heart to love--or risk getting it broken. . . "Enough drama, romance, and faith that keeps you turning pages." --Tia McCollors, Essence® Bestselling Author "A sweet Christian romance." –Publishers Weekly "Christian fiction fans will love this book! Man Enough For Me has heaping helpings of faith, prayer and redemption. I expect that readers will be clamoring for more from Rhonda Bowen." --Tiffany L. Warren, Essence® bestselling author
Young Adult Fiction

Everything All at Once

Author: Steven Camden

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page:

View: 406

An achingly beautiful collection of poems about one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once. Zooming in across our cast of characters, we share moments that span everything from hoping to make it to the end of the week, facing it, fitting in, finding friends and falling out, to loving lessons, losing it, and worrying, wearing it well and worshipping from afar. In Everything All At Once, Steven Camden's poems speak to the kaleidoscope of teen experience and life at secondary school. 'All together. Same place. Same walls. Same space. Every emotion under the sun Faith lost. Victories won. It doesn't stop. Until the bell. Now it's heaven Now it's hell. Who knows? Not me I just wrote what I can see So what's it about? Here's my response It's about everything All at once.'
Social Science

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Author: Anand Giridharadas

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 206

"Gives you new eyes on your nation, makes you wonder about both the recent South Asian immigrant behind the counter at the food mart and the tattooed white man behind you in line. It reminds you that there are some Americas where mercy flows freely, and other Americas where it has turned to ice." —Eboo Patel, The Washington Post Days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into a Dallas minimart and shoots Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi immigrant, maiming and nearly killing him. Ten years after the shooting, Bhuiyan wages a campaign against the State of Texas to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. The True American is a rich, colorful, profoundly moving exploration of the American dream in its many dimensions. Winner of the NYPL Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.