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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

Moving Forward: A Stickman’s Journey for Hope and Meaning

In Moving Forward: A Stickman’s Journey for Hope and Meaning, Brig Sorber, one of the original movers (stickmen, if you will) of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, the largest moving franchise is North America, gives hope to those who feel they do not have the pedigree, diploma, or energy to move forward.

Believing that wealth was the true key to happiness, Brig Sorber powered his way to financial success only to find it an empty and shapeless place. After a heavy bout of despair, Brig turned to his faith which had been shelved like a dusty old book. He sensed God asking him, “are you interested in a new approach?” Having nothing to lose, he gave his life to Christ and, in doing so, gave Him the business as well. Over time, Brig realized that he (like everyone) is greatly loved by God.

In Moving Forward, Brig gives us an inside look into his very average life as God unearths truth, knowledge, and lessons from a past full of hurt and pain. Drawing from biblical principles and past mistakes and hardships, Brig shows us that we can stop believing the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves—that we are not worthy or capable of a more meaningful life. Instead, we all have the ability to move forward and make something great of our lives—if we are willing to trust in God’s direction and use the specific talents he has given to each of us.

The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization

2019 was the last great year for the world economy.For generations,
everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we
reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to
your home within days – even hours – of when you decided you wanted
it.America made that happen, but now America has lost interest in keeping
it going.Globe-spanning supply chains are only possible with the protection
of the U.S. Navy. The American dollar underpins internationalized
energy and financial markets. Complex, innovative industries were created
to satisfy American consumers. American security policy forced warring
nations to lay down their arms. Billions of people have been fed and
educated as the American-led trade system spread across the globe.All of
this was artificial. All this was temporary. All this is ending.In The End
of the World is Just the Beginning, author and geopolitical strategist
Peter Zeihan maps out the next world: a world where countries or regions
will have no choice but to make their own goods, grow their own food,
secure their own energy, fight their own battles, and do it all with
populations that are both shrinking and aging.The list of countries that
make it all work is smaller than you think. Which means everything about
our interconnected world – from how we manufacture products, to how we grow
food, to how we keep the lights on, to how we shuttle stuff about, to how
we pay for it all – is about to change.In customary Zeihan fashion, rather
than yelling fire in the geoeconomic theatre, he narrates the accumulation
of matchsticks, gasoline, and dynamite in the hands of the oblivious
audience, suggesting we might want to call the fire department.A world
ending. A world beginning. Zeihan brings readers along for an illuminating
(and a bit terrifying) ride packed with foresight, wit, and his
trademark irreverence. Read more

Elden Ring Official Strategy Guide, Vol. 2: Shards of the Shattering

This second volume of Future Press’ Elden Ring Books of Knowledge is
dedicated to the many creatures that inhabit the game’s world and the
arsenal of armaments you can acquire to deal with them. Every enemy and
boss you’ll encounter and every armament you can find is presented with
artwork and stats in a beautifully designed, premium hardcover
volume.Learning to FightThe first chapter provides an in-depth battle
primer, fully explaining all of the combat-related gameplay elements. If
you want to know exactly how every aspect of the game’s combat works, look
no further; we’ll show you how to excel with any play style.The BestiaryThe
Lands Between is teeming with all manner of beasts, and we don’t spare a
single page dissecting and analysing them here. We present thoroughly
tested combat strategies that don’t require specific items or skills and
account for every play style. Learn how to overcome even the toughest of
foes, from the lowliest of wretches to the Shardbearers themselves.The
ArmamentsElden Ring features an unparalleled selection of weapons, spells,
armor and special abilities to experiment with―the variety on offer is
dazzling. We catalogue all of them in an easy to reference format with
complete stats for all upgrade levels to make working on builds a
pleasure.The Complete PackageAs with Volume I, this book is designed to
chronicle everything about Elden Ring and be an impeccable source of
reference. Easy to pick up and read, even those who’ve already played
through the game should find it full of fascinating insights. With that in
mind, Volume II also includes an exclusive interview with Elden Ring’s
Director, Hidetaka Miyazaki.Premium ProductionThis hardcover book is
manufactured using the finest papers and most durable binding process
befitting of a true collector’s piece. It comes with four carefully
selected art prints and a bookmark ribbon for ease of reference. Read more

Rough Draft: A Memoir

INSTANT NEW YORKTIMES BESTSELLER “It’s a hell of a story.” —The New York
Times “A stunning and revelatory memoir.” —OprahDaily From MSNBC anchor and
New York Times bestselling author Katy Tur, a shocking and deeply personal
memoir about a life spent chasing the news. “By the time I was two years
old, I knew to yell ‘Story! Story!’ at the squawks of my parents’ police
scanner. By four, I could hold a microphone and babble my way through a
kiddie news report. By the time I was in high school, though, my parents
had lost it all. Their marriage. Their careers. Their reputations.” When a
box from her mother showed up on Katy Tur’s doorstep, months into the
pandemic and just as she learned she was pregnant with her second child,
she didn’t know what to expect. The box contained thousands of hours of
video—the work of her pioneering helicopter journalist parents. They grew
rich and famous for their aerial coverage of Madonna and Sean Penn’s secret
wedding, the Reginald Denny beating in the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and O.J.
Simpson’s notorious run in the white Bronco. To Tur, these family videos
were an inheritance of sorts, and a reminder of who she was before her own
breakout success as a reporter. In Rough Draft, Tur writes about her
eccentric and volatile California childhood, punctuated by forest fires,
earthquakes, and police chases—all seen from a thousand feet in the air.
She recounts her complicated relationship with a father who was magnetic,
ambitious, and, at times, frightening. And she charts her own survival from
local reporter to globe-trotting foreign correspondent, running from her
past. Tur also opens up for the first time about her struggles with burnout
and impostor syndrome, her stumbles in the anchor chair, and her
relationship with CBS Mornings anchor Tony Dokoupil (who quite possibly had
a crazier childhood than she did). Intimate and captivating, Rough Draft
explores the gift and curse of family legacy, examines the roles and
responsibilities of the news, and asks the question: To what extent do we
each get to write our own story? Read more

The Maid: A Novel

Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter – she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.

But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black – but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late?

A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different – and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

Dad Jokes: Over 600 of the Best (Worst) Jokes Around and Perfect Gift for All Ages! (World’s Best Dad Jokes Collection)

A USA Today bestseller! Dad Jokes: the good, the bad, and the terrible, a
perfect gift for dads and pun-lovers alike!With over 600 knee-slappers,
head-shakers, and groan-makers, Dad Jokes is packed with enough witty quips
and cheesy-but-grate jokes for even the most embarrassing of dads. Perfect
for the father experts, new dads, and all the fathers-to-be, this is the
ideal funny gift from any daughter, son, wife, or partner that celebrates
how great (terrible) their jokes truly are! But remember―you don’t have to
be a dad to tell dad jokes! Be prepared for the obvious, silly, and awkward
in this massive collection of the best groan-worthy dad jokes around,
including clever quips, overly literal dialogue, and punny one-liners.
Great for Father’s Day, Christmas, white elephant, birthdays, and
more!These jokes may be on porpoise, but they whale definitely make you
laugh:I used to hate facial hair, but then it started growing on me.”Dad,
can you put my shoes on?” “No, I don’t think they’ll fit me.”I’m reading a
book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down!Q: What’s the hardest
thing about learning to ride a bicycle?A: The road. Read more

I’d Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays

From Tom Segura, the massively successful stand-up comedian and co-host of
chart-topping podcasts “2 Bears 1 Cave” and “Your Mom’s House,” hilarious
real-life stories of parenting, celebrity encounters, youthful mistakes,
misanthropy, and so much more. Tom Segura is known for his twisted takes
and irreverent comedic voice. But after a few years of crazy tours and
churning out podcasts weekly, all while parenting two young children, he
desperately needs a second to himself. It’s not that he hates his friends
and family — he’s not a monster — he’s just beat, which is why his son’s
(ruthless) first full sentence, “I’d like to play alone, please,” has since
become his mantra. In this collection of stories, Tom combines his
signature curmudgeonly humor with a revealing look at some of the
ridiculous situations that shaped him and the ludicrous characters who
always seem to seek him out. The stories feature hilarious anecdotes about
Tom’s time on the road, including some surreal encounters with celebrities
at airports; his unfiltered South American family; the trials and
tribulations of parenting young children with bizarrely morbid interests;
and, perhaps most memorably, experiences with his dad who, like any good
Baby Boomer father, loves to talk about his bowel movements and share
graphic Vietnam stories at inappropriate moments. All of this is enough to
make anyone want some peace and quiet. I’D LIKE TO PLAY ALONE, PLEASE will
have readers laughing out loud and nodding in agreement with Segura’s
message: in a world where everyone is increasingly insane, sometimes you
just need to be alone. Read more

Give Me More (Salacious Players’ Club)

I’m a scoundrelPlayboy. Man whore.Basically, I get around, and I’m not
afraid to admit it.So when my best friend opens up Salacious Players’ Club
and asks me to head the construction, how could I say no?Now we’re on a
cross-country road trip touring other kink clubs, and I couldn’t be
happier.Life is good.Then Hunter suddenly asks me to sleep with his
wife…while he watches.I’ll do anything for my best friend, but this is the
one request I should say no to.Isabel is the woman of my dreams, but she’s
his.And the exact reason I should say no is the one reason I say
yes.Because it’s not only Isabel I want.These are the two most important
people in my life, and if we go down this path, how will I ever be able to
walk away?I’m not sure my best friend understands just how much I’m willing
to do for him—and why. Read more

Come See The Light: A Future History Novel

47 Years after The Wave wiped out all non-biological electricity, humanity has reverted to old-west-style living, making the most out of the significant change that reshaped the world. One young girl born into this new world, Maya, a capable survivor, and generally warm person, has lived a comfortable life in her village with her little brother and great-aunt. Things take an unexpected turn when Maya discovers the machine’s location that has repressed the world’s power and decides to set out on a journey to find it. Along with her loyal fox companion, Inari, they will see the world as it has become, and Maya will decide if she will restore power to the world or not. Her journey will shape her choice, and by extension, the future of humanity as we know it.

Every Summer After

“A radiant debut.”—Emily Henry,#1 New York Times bestselling author of
Book LoversTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Named One of the Hottest Reads of
Summer 2022 by Today ∙ Parade ∙ PopSugar ∙ USA Today ∙ SheReads ∙ BuzzFeed
∙ BookBub ∙ Bustle ∙and more!Six summers to fall in love. One moment to
fall apart. A weekend to get it right. They say you can never go home
again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake
of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of glittering
summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish
apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe
distance from her heart.Until she receives the call that sends her racing
back to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek—the man she never
thought she’d have to live without.For six summers, through hazy afternoons
on the water and warm summer nights working in his family’s restaurant and
curling up together with books—medical textbooks for him and
work-in-progress horror short stories for her—Percy and Sam had been
inseparable. Eventually that friendship turned into something
breathtakingly more, before it fell spectacularly apart. When Percy returns
to the lake for Sam’s mother’s funeral, their connection is as undeniable
as it had always been. But until Percy can confront the decisions she made
and the years she’s spent punishing herself for them, they’ll never know
whether their love might be bigger than the biggest mistakes of their
past. Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After
is a big, sweeping nostalgic story of love and the people and choices that
mark us forever. Read more

We’ll Always Have Summer (The Summer I Turned Pretty)

Soon to be a streaming series in Summer 2022! Can Belly make a final
choice between Jeremiah and Conrad? Find out in the conclusion of the New
York Times bestselling The Summer I Turned Prettytrilogy from the author of
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a major motion picture!).Belly has
only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And
after being with Jeremiah for the last two years, she’s almost positive he
is her soul mate. Almost. While Conrad has not gotten over the mistake of
letting Belly go, Jeremiah has always known that Belly is the girl for him.
So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever, Conrad realizes
that it’s now or never—tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good. Belly
will have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face the
inevitable: She will have to break one of their hearts. This paperback
edition features bonus content, including Conrad’s letters to Belly and an
excerpt of Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian! Read more

Jackson Penn – an Uncertain Boy

This novel is a Historical Adventure and Bisexual Romance. It started as an adult sequel to “Huckleberry Finn”, but then took off on its own wings. It follows an adolescent living in Antebellum America as he tries to escape a difficult and violent childhood by setting out for the goldfields with his great friend, Dan, an escaped slave, only to find his fate ruled by his father’s stolen treasure.
At first they are embroiled in “Bleeding Kansas” as Free State and Slave State radicals clash in an almost civil war. This is followed by two years with an Indian tribe where he learns to kill and to love without remorse and realises the significance of his father’s treasure; then several months in the company of the radical Abolitionist, hero and rascal John Brown ending with the seige at Harper’s Ferry where he loses his friend and now lover, Dan – but finds new loves; and, finally, in street fighting in the New York Draft Riots of 1863 before going West to try “roughing it” with his new friend and lover, Sam, a talented writer.
Alongside these adventures there is a study of a boy coming to terms with his social, sexual and racial identity and his varied and tumultuous loves. Beyond being a good story this book combats the hysteria of recent years, that has robbed the young adolescent of the right to consent, by giving a realistic analysis of an adolescent that deals with “forbidden truths”: for example, that “innocence” has nothing to do with not having sex and that “normal” adolescents are not necessarily entirely heterosexual and can be attracted by adults.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer I Turned Pretty, The)

Now a streaming series in Summer 2022! Belly has an unforgettable summer
in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New
York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny
Han.Some summers are just destined to be pretty. Belly measures her life in
summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of
June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the
next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and
most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that
Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother
figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one
wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all
ends up just the way it should have been all along. Read more

Dreaming Big Again

DREAMING BIG AGAIN.I wrote this content to share some of my experiences worldwide. The content took the form of a book to travel as far as possible. It is an honest and sincere effort to convey all my thoughts to as many people as I could, as far as possible on the globe. The purpose of this book is to highlight an existing problem that, unfortunately, is rarely mentioned, and we all push it under the rug. One billion of our fellow human beings have a mental illness, according to statistics released by the UN on October 10th, world health day. One person (son, father, daughter, mother, brother, sister, beloved for some) ends his life every 40 seconds. The need for a different and new way of thinking is no longer a luxury that few have; it is a necessity. Self-development, Auto-suggestion, and Positive thinking are now more crucial, more important than never before. This new way of thinking should be a must and should become a way of living for us all, as long as, of course, we are open to it. Our story hero, Jason, was born and raised in Greece, one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Undoubtedly the country that generously shared ancient knowledge and wisdom with most people. At the same time, a country that now knows very well what anxiety, depression, and despair mean and has been punished and tested for years. Unfortunately, the phenomenon is now global and is not a privilege of the Greek people anymore. Every year more and more countries are in a recession, and millions of people suffer through poverty.This book has not been written to analyze the problem, of course, nor does it have scientific content, nor even close. It has been written hoping that it would help some of our fellow human beings relate to our hero’s story, but mainly to show another way of living, an alternative. The book you are about to read is an attempt of the storyteller to introduce you to a different way of thinking and living and open a door for you to a world that most people, unf

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this
New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” (The New
Yorker)—a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its
first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic
battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a
radical new understanding of its essence.Physician, researcher, and
award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a
cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a
biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent
chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more
than five thousand years. The story of cancer is a story of human
ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism,
and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks,
victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers,
training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just
three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war
against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the
protagonist. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies
provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is
an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to
demystify cancer. Read more

The Bodies of Others: The New Authoritarians, COVID-19 and The War Against the Human

The Bodies of Others is about how we came to the harrowing civilizational
crossroads at which we find ourselves – engaged in a war against vast
impersonal forces with limitless power over our lives and which threaten
the freedoms we have always taken for granted. In her most provocative book
yet, Dr. Naomi Wolf shows how these forces — from Big Tech and Big Pharma
to the CCP and our oligarchical elites — seized upon two years of COVID-19
panic in sinister new ways, to not only undermine our Republic but to
fundamentally reorient human relations. Their target is humanity
itself. Their end goal is to ensure that our pre-March 2020 world is gone
forever. Irretrievable. To be replaced with a world in which all human
endeavor-all human joy, all human fellowship, all human advancement, all
human culture, all human song, all human drama, all worship, all surprise,
all flirtation, all celebration-is behind a digital paywall. A world in
which we will all have to ask technology’s permission to be human. But we,
the people of the world, did not vote to abandon our old systems and
destroy our old ways so absolutely they could never be recovered. And Wolf
shows how, against overwhelming odds, we still might win. Read more