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I Like to Watch

By Emily Nussbaum
  • ISBN Code: : 052550897X
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Performing Arts
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : i-like-to-watch.pdf

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From The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch. “Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic—smart, engaging, funny, generous, and insightful.”—David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Chicago Tribune • Esquire • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews From her creation of the “Approval Matrix” in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize–winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has argued for a new way of looking at TV. In this collection, including two never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television, beginning with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show that set her on a fresh intellectual path. She explores the rise of the female screw-up, how fans warp the shows they love, the messy power of sexual violence on TV, and the year that jokes helped elect a reality-television president. There are three big profiles of television showrunners—Kenya Barris, Jenji Kohan, and Ryan Murphy—as well as examinations of the legacies of Norman Lear and Joan Rivers. The book also includes a major new essay written during the year of #MeToo, wrestling with the question of what to do when the artist you love is a monster. More than a collection of reviews, the book makes a case for toppling the status anxiety that has long haunted the “idiot box,” even as it transformed. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism, one that resists the false hierarchy that elevates one kind of culture (violent, dramatic, gritty) over another (joyful, funny, stylized). I Like to Watch traces her own struggle to punch through stifling notions of “prestige television,” searching for a more expansive, more embracing vision of artistic ambition—one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity and opens to more varied voices. It’s a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean. FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY “This collection, including some powerful new work, proves once and for all that there’s no better American critic of anything than Emily Nussbaum. But I Like to Watch turns out to be even greater than the sum of its brilliant parts—it’s the most incisive, intimate, entertaining, authoritative guide to the shows of this golden television age.”—Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland “Reading Emily Nussbaum makes us smarter not just about what we watch, but about how we live, what we love, and who we are. I Like to Watch is a joy.”—Rebecca Traister

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Winner of the National Book Award and the author of numerous highly praised works of fiction and nonfiction, Ellen Gilchrist is also a daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who takes delight in her large, wonderful family. Things like the Truth offers a collection of nonfiction essays about Ellen Gilchrist's life, family, home, work, aging, and the fun of fighting to stay healthy in an increasingly undisciplined culture. This collection brings together for the first time essays by Ellen Gilchrist on her later life and family. Essays such as "The Joy of Swimming" reveal how Gilchrist, as an aging person, thinks about the joys one can discover late in life. Other essays focus on surgery, money, childhood memories, changing perspectives, and the vagaries of the age. Gilchrist pays special attention to her evolving relationships with her adult children and the pleasures and pitfalls of being a grandmother and great-grandmother. The volume also includes essays from her diary about the sense of place in her mountain home near her work at the University of Arkansas and about life after Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, her second residence. Reviewers have praised Gilchrist's "deliciously wise and humorous voice" in her stories and that same voice pours forth in these essays. Gilchrist takes delight in the foibles of human behavior and searches for the humor and wisdom in every situation. She also loves to give advice, and happily dispenses guidance to fans, family, and anyone in a grocery store line. This collection of essays presents Gilchrist at her best. Engaging, funny, and fearless, she describes the joys and difficulties of a well-lived life. Her fans will devour these essays and will revel again in the company of an author they know so well. Both personal and profound, with plenty of humor, this collection allows Gilchrist's inimitable spirit to shine throughout.

Winning my Best Friend's Girl

By Piper Rayne
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  • Publisher : Piper Rayne, Inc.
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: winning-my-best-friend-s-girl.pdf

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***NOW A USA TODAY BESTSELLER*** Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. She’s not only your high school crush, she’s the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl you’ve always wanted. Here’s a step-by-step list to finally win her over… Key to win #1: Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you—six months ago. Key to win #2: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But… DO NOT enter the friend zone. Key to win #3: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign—maybe she’s looking for a relationship. Key to win #4: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family. Make sure you don’t let this last one throw you off your mission. Key to win #5: Don’t get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed dating night is your best buddy from work. Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you won’t do it a second time. Failure is not an option. Author Note: This book does NOT contain cheating.

Rules for Dating your Ex

By Piper Rayne
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  • Publisher : Piper Rayne, Inc.
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 327
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**Now a USA Today Bestseller** If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance. Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up. Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter. Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking. Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times. The last one is the most important… Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you. Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter.

The Personal Web

By Mark Chignell,James R. Cordy,Ryan Kealey,Joanna Ng,Yelena Yesha
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642399959
  • Total of Pages : 221
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 597
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This book grew out of the First Symposium on the Personal Web, co-located with CASCON 2010 in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the symposium was to bring together prominent researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of research areas relevant to the advancement of science and practice relating to the Personal Web. Research on the Personal Web is an outgrowth of the Smart Internet initiative, which seeks to extend and transform the web to be centred on the user, with the web as a calm platform ubiquitously providing cognitive support to its user and his or her tasks. As with the preceding SITCON workshop (held at CASCON 2009), this symposium involved a multi-disciplinary effort that brought together researchers and practitioners in data integration; web services modelling and architecture; human-computer interaction; predictive analytics; cloud infrastructure; semantics and ontology; and industrial application domains such as health care and finance. The discussions during the symposium dealt with different aspects of the architecture and functionality needed to make the Personal Web a reality. After the symposium the authors reworked their presentations into draft chapters that were submitted for peer evaluation and review. Every chapter went through two rounds of reviewing by at least two independent expert reviewers, and accepted chapters were then revised and are presented in this book.

Treasure of IELTS Academic Task 1 and Speaking

By Kuldeep Sharma
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  • Publisher : NotionPress
  • Book Code : 164783810X
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 762
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Book Short Summary:

This book ‘Treasure of IELTS Academic Task 1 and Speaking’ is primarily designed for providing effective content to the students regarding task 1 of writing module and speaking module, so that they could easily qualify their dream exam IELTS. This book has been made by a person, who himself has given IELTS many times and scored good bands. In this book, students will get a new style of framings, sentence formation of a bar graph, pie chart, line graph, table, diagram and so on. Furthermore, they will also get a series of general speaking questions with answers along with cue cards, which will certainly help them in IELTS Academic preparation. The author of this book has tried his best to make task 1 simple for the students as well as he tried to exhibit best for the students. This book is primarily made for student’s development. This book is about to prove a masterpiece for Task 1 and the Speaking module. This book will help an individual in manifold ways: To develop a new style of sentence formation because nowadays people mostly lack in sentence formation. To know new verbs and keywords, which will make their writing extremely simple. To easily cover the entire data of Task 1, because most people are not able to cover data. To easily speak general questions because many effective vocabularies have been given. To easily know about the farmings of cue cards because many catchy words have been given for them.

Mississippi Writers

By Dorothy Abbott
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 9780878052387
  • Total of Pages : 606
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: mississippi-writers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

More than one hundred Mississippi writers recount their experiences growing up in the South, including encounters with racism

I LOVE YOU, SEND MONEY

By Jordan M Alexander
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  • Publisher : Jordan M Alexander
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: i-love-you-send-money.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ready for a wild adventure into online dating? It is estimated that by 2040 over 70% of new relationships will start online. Internet dating is all the rage, radically changing our ideas of romance, sex and relationships. No longer a domain for the desperate, society continues to embrace dating sites as a good way to meet people and user number skyrocket. It’s easy to do and so many find true love. There’s never been a better time. Or so it seems… I Love You, Send Money provides you with premium seating to get intimate with James and Alexis in this modern day fairy tale. Each goes online searching for true love. Neither expects to find a perfect match. The emotional rollercoaster of their story, the first and only online dating experience for Alexis, is best enjoyed with a glass of wine by the cozy fireplace. Indulge in the compelling narrative of this reality read. Each chapter is paired with food and wine, mood music and art, leaving a lasting impression in your reading experience. This Internet dating romance with a twist brings new meaning to the saying: All’s fair in love and war.

The Japan Talks

By Norman P. Grubb
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1467824100
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 484
  • Pdf File: the-japan-talks.pdf

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TH E JA PA N TA LKS are a series of addresses Norman Grubb gave in 1954 at the Evangelical Missionary Association of Japan and Deeper Life Conference in Karuizawa, Japan. In these eight days of love and fellowship he pours out his own missionary heart to them as only one who has walked their walk can do! We, the reader, also profit from his wisdom as he thoughtfully develops each stage of our union with Christ from the beginnings of our new birth to our entire sanctification and finally as intercessors for our worlds Little children, Young men, Fathers. Throughout the days shared we find Normans life mottoNot God and but God only!

Sport

By Colin McGinn
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131748875X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: sport.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether it's conkers in the schoolyard, kicking a football in the park, or playing tennis on Wimbledon Centre Court, sport impacts all of our lives. But what is sport and why do we do it? Colin McGinn, renowned philosopher (and kiteboarder), reflects on our love of sport and explores the value it has for us and the part it plays in a life lived well. Written in the form of a memoir, McGinn discusses many of the sports he has engaged in - from pole-vaulting and gymnastics to windsurfing and tennis - and describes the athletic experience from the inside, as a participant, articulating what is uniquely valuable about sport as an activity. Sport, argues McGinn, takes us to our fullest potential as human beings, it's what we fling at mortality to keep it at bay, a holiday from the Unbearable Heaviness of Being. "Sport" expresses our nature, it bears upon our self-realization. If a happy life consists in one that expresses fully our natural faculties, then sports must play an essential role in our lifes. Mind-body unity, the nature of practical knowledge and physical skill, success and failure, the ethics of competition, peak experiences, the spectacle of professional sport, aesthetics and death, McGinn discusses these and many other issues while telling of his own sporting mishaps and adventures. To use the vernacular of philosophy, "Sport" captures the phenomenology of sport - what it's like to do it - and in doing so shows how sport is a way of expressing and understanding who and what we are, way beyond whether we are a good sportsman, a bad loser or a team-player. For anyone who has ever thought that there must be less humiliating ways to enjoy yourself than being thrashed on the tennis court, "Sport" will reassure you that it's time not wasted.

Enhancing Intimacy in Marriage

By Dennis A. Bagarozzi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317722353
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: enhancing-intimacy-in-marriage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Most people believe that intimacy is a unitary construct-that is, that it is made up of only one component. Dr. Bagarozzi demonstrates how intimacy is comprised of at least nine separate subcomponents. The degree to which partners can meet the intimacy needs of their mates in all nine areas is critical to marital satisfaction. Building upon the foundations of the author's Enhancing Intimacy Program, which he developed and utilized in his own practice with clients, Enhancing Intimacy in Marriage explores the ways in which intimacy is demonstrated and communicated between married partners. A simple questionnaire, the Intimacy Needs Survey, is used to help couples identify areas of satisfaction and areas where intimacy needs are not being met. Clinical strategies for helping couples improve their intimacy are presented in case examples. This book is unique in that it offers clinicians a step-by-step approach for both assessment and intervention

Aspects of Split Ergativity

By Jessica Coon
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199858756
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: aspects-of-split-ergativity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aspects of Split Ergativity argues that aspect-based split ergativity does not mark a split in how Case is assigned, but rather, a split in sentence structure. The contexts in which we find the appearance of a nonergative pattern in an otherwise ergative language-namely, the nonperfective aspects-involve an intransitive aspectual matrix verb and a subordinated lexical verb.

Harlequin Historical March 2019 - Box Set 1 of 2

By Sophia James,Diane Gaston,Mary Brendan
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488049564
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 823
  • Pdf File: harlequin-historical-march-2019-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

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Do you dream of wicked rakes, gorgeous Highlanders, muscled Viking warriors and rugged Wild West cowboys? Harlequin® Historical brings you three new full-length titles in one collection! The Cinderella Countess Gentlemen of Honor by Sophia James (Regency) Lytton Staines, Earl of Thornton, needs a cure for his sister, and poverty-stricken healer Annabelle Smith must help him. As he thrusts her into his dazzling life of luxury, her small world comes alive! Shipwrecked with the Captain The Governess Swap by Diane Gaston (Regency) Shipwrecked governess Claire Tilson wakes in Captain Lucien Roper’s arms—with amnesia—and is mistaken for a lady! Can she trust Lucien to uncover her past and claim her future? Tempted by the Roguish Lord by Mary Brendan (Regency) When rakish Lance, Earl of Houndsmere, offers Miss Emma Waverley’s family financial support in exchange for her in his bed, she knows she must turn him down. But is he too tempting to resist? Look for Harlequin® Historical’s March 2019 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more timeless love stories!