sandron

Submitted

The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party

A scathing history of twenty-five years of Republican attempts to hold on
to political power by any means necessary, by a hugely popular Washington
Post political columnistIn 1994, more than 300 Republicans under the
command of obstructionist and rabble-rouser Congressman Newt Gingrich stood
outside the U.S. Capitol to sign the Contract with America and put
bipartisanship on notice. Twenty-five years later, on January 6, 2021, a
bloodthirsty mob incited by President Trump invaded the Capitol. Dana
Milbank sees a clear line from the Contract with America to the coup
attempt. In the quarter century in between, Americans have witnessed the
crackup of the party of Lincoln and Reagan, to its current iteration as a
haven for white supremacists, political violence, conspiracy theories and
authoritarianism.Following the questionable careers of party heavyweights
Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell, and Rudy Giuliani, and those of
many lesser known lowlights, Millbank recounts the shocking lengths the
Republican Party has gone to to maintain its grip on the American people. Read more

The Definitive Guide to TikTok Advertising: How to Access 1 Billion People in 10 Minutes!

TAKE THE 80/20 APPROACH TO TIKTOK ADVERTISING AND CUT YOUR WORK IN
HALFGuided by famed marketing consultant and bestselling author Perry
Marshall and his co-author, digital marketing magician, Dennis Yu, learn
how to save 80% of your time and money by zeroing in on the right 20% of
your TikTok Advertising efforts—then 10X, even 100X your success for as
little as $10 a day in ad spend. With exclusive resources and tools inside,
you’ll walk away with the power to quickly identify what’s working and
what’s not so you can slash waste and target high-profit opportunities with
your TikTok ads.This book is the ultimate guide to TikTok Advertising.
Enhancing your 80/20 skills and maximizing your profits.Grab your copy now.
Click or tap “Buy Now” to get started. Read more

The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020

A probing and illuminating analysis of the current state of American
politics, focusing on Donald Trump’s lie about election fraud, by the White
House Bureau Chief of Politico and the host of MSNBC’s Way Too
Early.Jonathan Lemire uncovers that “The Big Lie,” as it’s been termed,
isn’t just about the 2020 election. It’s become a political philosophy that
has only further divided the two parties. Donald Trump first tried it out
in 2016, at an August rally in Ohio. He said that perhaps he wouldn’t
accept the election results in his race against Hillary Clinton, that the
election was “rigged.” He then mentioned it at more rallies and even at one
of the fall debates. He didn’t have to challenge the result that year, but
the stage was set. When he lost in 2020, he started the lie back up again
and to devastating results: an insurrection at the Capitol in January
2021.Republicans are still wholly under Trump’s sway. From his retirement
at his Florida and New Jersey clubs he meets with Republican officials,
aspiring candidates, and advisers and demands loyalty about this twisted
way of thinking. And Democrats still deal with him as their opposition
party is driven by a blatant lie. The parties aren’t divided by the
aisle―they’re on different planets.In the more than five tumultuous,
paradigm-shifting years of Donald Trump’s presidency and beyond, his
near-constant lying has become a fixture of political life. It is
inextricably linked with how his party behaves, how the Democrats respond
to it, and how he remains relevant, even after a decisive loss in 2020.
Jonathan Lemire brings his connections, profile, and dogged reportorial
instincts to bear in his first book that explores how this phenomenon
shapes our politics.Written with sharp political insight and detailed with
dozens of interviews, The Big Lie is the first book to examine this
unprecedented and tenuous moment in our nation’s politics. Read more

Revenge

#N/A

Dreadgod (Cradle Book 11)

The battle in the heavens has left a target on Lindon’s back.His most
reliable ally is gone, the Monarchs see him as a threat, and he has
inherited one of the most valuable facilities in the world. At any moment,
his enemies could band together to kill him.If it weren’t for the
Dreadgods.All four are empowered and unleashed, rampaging through Cradle,
and grudges old and new must be set aside. The Monarchs need every capable
fighter to help them defend their territory.And Lindon needs time.While he
fights, he sends his friends off to train. They’ll need to advance
impossibly fast if they want to join him in battle against the kings and
queens of Cradle.Together, they will need power enough to rival a Dreadgod. Read more

Rising Tiger: A Thriller (Volume 21)

Deadly operative Scot Harvath faces down the country’s most powerful enemy
in #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad
Thor’s new white-knuckle thriller. An unprecedented, potentially
nation-ending threat has materialized on the world stage. Though the United
States has long been aware of the growing risk, administration after
administration has passed the buck, fearful of the global consequences of
engaging this enemy head-on. The clock, however, has now run out and doing
nothing is no longer an option. With the stakes higher than they have ever
been, it is time to unleash Scot Harvath. As America’s top spy, Harvath has
the unparalleled skills and experience necessary to handle any situation,
but this assignment feels different and appears doomed from the start.
Thrust into a completely unfamiliar culture, with few he can trust, the
attempts on his life begin piling up the moment he arrives. Someone,
somewhere, knows far too much. With democracy itself hanging in the
balance, Harvath will risk everything to untangle the explosive plot and
bring every last bad actor to justice. Read more

The Law: A Dresden Files Novella

From the number one New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series, a
forthcoming novella that thrusts Chicago’s only professional Wizard, Harry
Dresden, back into battle–both a legal one…and the kind with explosions. Read more

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel (Random House Large Print)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • ONE OF
NPR’s BEST BOOKS OF 2022 A must-read debut! Meet Elizabeth Zott: a
one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour
when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in this
novel that is “irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel. It reminds you
that change takes time and always requires heat” (The New York Times Book
Review).“It’s the world versus Elizabeth Zott, an extraordinary woman
determined to live on her own terms, and I had no trouble choosing a
side…. A page-turning and highly satisfying tale: zippy, zesty, and
Zotty.” —Maggie Shipstead, best-selling author of Great CircleChemist
Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be
the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But
it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute
takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans;
the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in
love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. But like science,
life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds
herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most
beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking
(“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”)
proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy.
Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook.
She’s daring them to change the status quo. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly
observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters,
Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist. Read more

The Silva Mind Control Method: The Revolutionary Program by the Founder of the World’s Most Famous Mind Control Course

The revolutionary program that teaches you how to use meditation and
visualization to change your life.First published in 1978, The Silva Mind
Control Method has helped millions of people create better, happier, and
more successful lives. Based on the extraordinary course pioneered by José
Silva in the 1960s, this accessible guidebook uses meditation and
visualization to help you alleviate stress, overcome bad habits and
emotional insecurity, increase creativity, develop concentration, harness
your dreams, and deepen your relationships. Featuring transformative advice
and fascinating case studies, this revolutionary book teaches you to use
your mind at a deeper and more effective level and reveal its extraordinary
power. Read more

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy

An instant New York Times bestsellerHenry Kissinger, consummate diplomat
and statesman, examines the strategies of six great twentieth-century
figures and brings to life a unifying theory of leadership and diplomacy“An
extraordinary book, one that braids together two through lines in the long
and distinguished career of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger…In
Leadership he presents a fascinating set of historical case studies and
political biographies that blend the dance and the dancer, seamlessly.” –
James Stavridis, The Wall Street Journal“Leaders,” writes Henry Kissinger
in this compelling book, “think and act at the intersection of two axes:
the first, between the past and the future; the second, between the abiding
values and aspirations of those they lead. They must balance what they
know, which is necessarily drawn from the past, with what they intuit about
the future, which is inherently conjectural and uncertain. It is this
intuitive grasp of direction that enables leaders to set objectives and lay
down a strategy.” In Leadership, Kissinger analyses the lives of six
extraordinary leaders through the distinctive strategies of statecraft,
which he believes they embodied. After the Second World War, Konrad
Adenauer brought defeated and morally bankrupt Germany back into the
community of nations by what Kissinger calls “the strategy of humility.”
Charles de Gaulle set France beside the victorious Allies and renewed its
historic grandeur by “the strategy of will.” During the Cold War, Richard
Nixon gave geostrategic advantage to the United States by “the strategy of
equilibrium.” After twenty-five years of conflict, Anwar Sadat brought a
vision of peace to the Middle East by a “strategy of transcendence.”
Against the odds, Lee Kuan Yew created a powerhouse city-state, Singapore,
by “the strategy of excellence.” And, though Britain was known as “the sick
man of Europe” when Margaret Thatcher came to power, she renewed her
country’s morale and international position by “the strategy of
conviction.” To each of these studies, Kissinger brings historical
perception, public experience and—because he knew each of the subjects and
participated in many of the events he describes—personal knowledge.
Leadership is enriched by insights and judgements that only Kissinger could
make and concludes with his reflections on world order and the
indispensability of leadership today. Read more

Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell

Former Republican political operative Tim Miller answers the question no
one else has fully grappled with: Why did normal people go along with the
worst of Trumpism? As one of the strategists behind the famous 2012 RNC
“autopsy,” Miller conducts his own forensic study on the pungent carcass of
the party he used to love, cutting into all the hubris, ambition, idiocy,
desperation, and self-deception for everyone to see. In a bracingly honest
reflection on both his own past work for the Republican Party and the
contortions of his former peers in the GOP establishment, Miller draws a
straight line between the actions of the 2000s GOP to the Republican
political class’s Trumpian takeover, including the horrors of January 6th.
From ruminations on the mental jujitsu that allowed him as a gay man to
justify becoming a hitman for homophobes, to astonishingly raw interviews
with former colleagues who jumped on the Trump Train, Miller diagrams the
flattering and delusional stories GOP operatives tell themselves so they
can sleep at night. With a humorous touch he reveals Reince Priebus’
neediness, Sean Spicer’s desperation, Elise Stefanik and Chris Christie’s
raw ambition, and his close friends’ submission to a MAGA psychosis. Why We
Did It is a vital, darkly satirical warning that all the narcissistic
justifications that got us to this place still thrive within the Republican
party, which means they will continue to make the same mistakes and
political calculations that got us here, with disastrous consequences for
the nation. Read more

Not My First Rodeo: Lessons from the Heartland

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem tells her rough and tumble story of
growing up on a ranch, and how a blessed life of true grit taught her how
to lead. “We don’t complain about things, Kristi. We fix them.” Taking her
father’s words to heart, South Dakota’s first woman governor Kristi Noem
shares heartfelt – and heartbreaking – lessons on making things right in
the world, from her childhood on a farm in the vastness of rural America,
to the marbled halls of Congress, to the national spotlight amid a global
pandemic. From humorous barnyard battles with feisty cattle and rodeo
horses, to the tragic and untimely death of her larger-than-life father, to
her decision to her decision to return and run the farm and ranch with her
family, Noem invites readers into a life defined by work, faith, and
helping others. Noem’s reflections are offered in the familiar, unvarnished
voice of a woman who later defied Washington’s most powerful politicians
and led the people of her small, hardscrabble state through natural
disasters, the pain of a global pandemic, and the fear and turmoil that
gripped the nation after. While filled with plenty of candid observations
and refreshingly frank assessments of the country’s leading figures, the
memoir’s most powerful moments nevertheless come from honest glimpses into
marriage, motherhood, and leadership in an unpredictable time. Far from
a book about politics, Not My First Rodeo is the story of a life lived so
far – with characters as richly textured as the Black Hills, and
reflections as gentle and powerful as America itself. Read more

He Who Fights with Monsters 6: A LitRPG Adventure

The world teeters on the brink of destruction.The people who should be
saving the Earth ignore Jason Asano’s warnings and choose to loot the house
as it burns down around them. He lacks the strength to save the world
himself, but resolves to do it anyway, impossible be damned.The impossible,
in this case, means seizing a power that no mortal should touch. It’s a
choice from which there is no turning back, and marks Jason’s first step
into a wider cosmos that he is not yet ready to face.Holding the fate of
two worlds in his hands, Jason must decide for himself what home truly
means.Book 6 in the bestselling He Who Fights With Monsters Series is here.
Grab your copy today!About the series: Experience an isekai culture clash
as a laid-back Australian finds himself in a very serious world. See him
gain suspiciously evil powers through a unique progression system combining
cultivation and traditional LitRPG elements. Enjoy a weak-to-strong story
with a main character who earns his power without overshadowing everyone
around him, with plenty of loot, adventurers, gods and magic. Rich
characters and world-building offer humor, political intrigue and
slice-of-life elements alongside lots of monster fighting and adventure. Read more

Twisted Lies – Special Edition

He’ll do anything to have her…including lie.Charming, deadly, and smart
enough to hide it, Christian Harper is a monster dressed in the perfectly
tailored suits of a gentleman.He has little use for morals and even less
use for love, but he can’t deny the strange pull he feels toward the woman
living just one floor below him.She’s the object of his darkest desires,
the only puzzle he can’t solve. And when the opportunity to get closer to
her arises, he breaks his own rules to offer her a deal she can’t
refuse.Every monster has their weakness. She’s his.His obsession.His
addiction.His only exception.**Sweet, shy, and introverted despite her
social media fame, Stella Alonso is a romantic who keeps her heart in a
cage.Between her two jobs, she has little time or desire for a
relationship.But when a threat from her past drives her into the arms—and
house—of the most dangerous man she’s ever met, she’s tempted to let
herself feel something for the first time in a long time.Because despite
Christian’s cold nature, he makes her feel everything when she’s with
him.Passionate.Protected.Truly wanted.Theirs is a love twisted with secrets
and tainted by lies…and when the truths are finally revealed, they could
shatter everything.Twisted Lies is a steamy fake dating romance. It’s the
fourth and final book in the Twisted series but can be read as a
standalone.Warning: The story contains explicit content, violence,
profanity, and topics that may be sensitive to some readers. Please see
inside the book for a detailed list. Recommended for 18+. Read more

How Are You, Really?: Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time

“The perfect read for every person who has ever felt stuck between where
she is and where she wants to be. In short? Everyone I know.” — Maria
Menounos, New York Times bestselling authorThe truth is, we lie. We lie to
ourselves about how we’re really feeling and what we really want. Not
anymore.In How Are You, Really?, Jenna Kutcher teaches how to harness your
power to take control of your life. You deserve more – and deep down, you
know it. If, when you get really honest with yourself, you discover that
you want more out of your life: more joy, more passion, more fulfillment,
and more peace? This book is for you.In today’s chaotic world, sometimes
you might wake up and not feel like yourself anymore, and you don’t even
know how you are… REALLY. You’re trying to balance it all: your family,
your work, and your goals, but your emotions are all over the place and you
don’t feel as confident and happy as you thought you would. This book is a
guide to reframing your entire life and finally finding your own sense of
joy and fulfillment in a world telling you who to be. It’s about
understanding what’s going on in your head and finding your way back to a
life that is truly your own.Your expert guide is Jenna Kutcher, who started
from working a day job at Target to building an empire while living in a
small town in Minnesota as a mom. In her inspirational debut book, she
shares how she struggled with these same issues to find her identity and
balance in launching a business, raising a family, and, eventually,
starting her popular podcast The Goal Digger.Join the millions of people
who count on Jenna’s life and business advice every week because of her
authentic example and deep understanding of how women think and strive to
achieve their dreams. It’s time to ask yourself the question you’ve been
avoiding: How are you, really? It’s time to find your answer, and start
living. Read more

Happy-Go-Lucky

David Sedaris, the “champion storyteller,” (Los Angeles Times) returns
with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling
Calypso. Back when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and
wearing a mask—or not—was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David
Sedaris spent his time doing normal things. As Happy-Go-Lucky opens, he is
learning to shoot guns with his sister, visiting muddy flea markets in
Serbia, buying gummy worms to feed to ants, and telling his nonagenarian
father wheelchair jokes. But then the pandemic hits, and like so many
others, he’s stuck in lockdown, unable to tour and read for audiences, the
part of his work he loves most. To cope, he walks for miles through a
nearly deserted city, smelling only his own breath. He vacuums his
apartment twice a day, fails to hoard anything, and contemplates how sex
workers and acupuncturists might be getting by during quarantine. As the
world gradually settles into a new reality, Sedaris too finds himself
changed. His offer to fix a stranger’s teeth rebuffed, he straightens his
own, and ventures into the world with new confidence. Newly orphaned, he
considers what it means, in his seventh decade, no longer to be someone’s
son. And back on the road, he discovers a battle-scarred America: people
weary, storefronts empty or festooned with Help Wanted signs, walls painted
with graffiti reflecting the contradictory messages of our time: Eat the
Rich. Trump 2024. Black Lives Matter. In Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris
once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about
these recent upheavals, personal and public, and expresses in precise
language both the misanthropy and desire for connection that drive us all.
If we must live in interesting times, there is no one better to chronicle
them than the incomparable David Sedaris. Read more

The Hotel Nantucket

“The queen of beach reads” (New York Magazine) delivers an immensely
satisfying page-turner in this tale about a summer of scandal at a storied
Nantucket hotel.Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend,
Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act.
When she’s named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once
Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that her local expertise
and charismatic staff can win the favor of their new London billionaire
owner, Xavier Darling, as well as that of Shelly Carpenter, the wildly
popular Instagram tastemaker who can help put them back on the map. And
while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a blissful paradise, complete with
a celebrity chef-run restaurant and an idyllic wellness center, there’s a
lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated
pasts, and the hotel can’t seem to overcome the bad reputation it earned in
1922 when a tragic fire killed nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley.
With Grace gleefully haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of
secrets, and Lizbet’s own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket
destined for success or doom? Filled with the emotional depth and multiple
points of view that characterize Hilderbrand’s novels (The Blue Bistro,
Golden Girl) as well as an added dash of Roaring Twenties history, The
Hotel Nantucket offers something for everyone in this compelling summer
drama. Read more

After I Do: A Novel

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn
Hugo “A seductive twist on the timeless tale of a couple trying to
rediscover love in a marriage brought low by the challenges of domestic
togetherness…touching, perceptive, and achingly honest.” —Beatriz Williams,
New York Times bestselling authorWhen Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches
the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide
to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One
year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from
that, anything goes. Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly
finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning
of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the
challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren’s ideas about
monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance
without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no
longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?
This is a love story about what happens when the love fades. It’s about
staying in love, seizing love, forsaking love, and committing to love with
everything you’ve got. And above all, After I Do is the story of a couple
caught up in an old game—and searching for a new road to happily ever
after. Read more

Meant to Be: A Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A restless golden boy and a girl with a
troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed before it even
begins, in this “glorious, satisfying” (Adriana Trigiani) new novel from
the author of All We Ever Wanted and The Lies That Bind. “I’m a sucker for
an iconic, against-all-odds love story, and Meant to Be truly
delivers.”—Tia Williams, author of Seven Days in June The Kingsley family
is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service,
and unmatched elegance. In 1967, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr. is killed in
a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy.
But Joe III is a free spirit—and a little bit reckless. Despite his best
intentions, he has trouble meeting the expectations of a nation, as well as
those of his exacting mother, Dottie.Meanwhile, no one ever expected
anything of Cate Cooper. She, too, grew up fatherless—and after her mother
marries an abusive man, she is forced to fend for herself. After being
discovered by a model scout at age sixteen, Cate decides that her looks may
be her only ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has
always inhabited. Before too long, Cate’s face is in magazines and on
billboards. Yet she feels like a fraud, faking it in a world to which she’s
never truly belonged.When Joe and Cate unexpectedly cross paths one
afternoon, their connection is instant and intense. But can their
relationship survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley
curse? In a beautifully written novel that captures a gilded moment in
American history, Emily Giffin tells the story of two people searching for
belonging and identity, as well as the answer to the question: Are certain
love stories meant to be? Read more

It’s Not Summer Without You

Soon to be a streaming series in Summer 2022! Belly finds out what comes
after falling in love in this follow-up to The Summer I Turned Pretty from
the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
(now a major motion picture!), Jenny Han.It used to be that Belly counted
the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and
Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad
stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart,
leaving Belly wishing summer would never come. But when Jeremiah calls
saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things
right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of
them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly
is the last summer, it should end the way it started—at Cousins Beach. Read more

What Is a Woman?: One Man’s Journey to Answer the Question of a Generation

Is this even a question? What is a woman? But all of a sudden, way too
many people don’t seem to know the answer. Is a woman a woman just by
feeling or acting a particular way? Aren’t gender roles just a “social
construct”? Can a woman be “trapped in a man’s body”? Does being a woman
mean anything at all?We used to think being a woman had something to do
with biology, but the nation’s top experts keep assuring us that is
definitely not the case. So Matt decided to do what no man (whatever that
means) had done before. He sat down with the experts and asked them
directly.In What Is a Woman?, our hero:• Discovers that no one—not doctors,
therapists, psychiatrists, or politicians—can actually define the word
“woman”• Hilariously convinces a radical gender therapist that Matt is
questioning his own gender identity• Uncovers the shocking and horrifying
roots of radical gender ideology• Learns exactly how activists and
ideologues are trying to brainwash our kids• Reveals a strategy to defeat
the collective insanity that has taken over our societyJoin Matt on his
often comical, yet deeply disturbing, journey as he answers the question
generations before us never knew they needed to ask: What is a woman? Read more