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Suburban Haiku

Suburban Haiku Author Peyton Price
ISBN-10 9780762453818
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 144
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Peyton Price understands the psyche of the suburban mother. Once an ambitious go-getter with a respected career, Price veered off the fast track and into the carpool lane. Wanting what's best for two kids and a husband, Price finds it hard not to keep up with the Joneses—especially when they are living right next door. Yet, unlike other micro-managing mothers, Price does not unwind with a glass of wine, but with haiku. True to form, every haiku is a 17-syllable catharsis—capturing the frustration and elation of daily suburban motherhood. Price's topics, or rather, targets, range from boring PTA meetings and kids' sports to the elusive spa day, and everything in between.

Suburban Haiku

Suburban Haiku Author Peyton Price
ISBN-10 1480061077
Release 2012-10-06
Pages 122
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Suburban Haiku: Christmas Special is a collection of more than 100 holiday haiku. Frenzied shopping, endless wrapping, holiday card snubs, open house etiquette, competitive decorating, the Santa photo line-From Black Friday to Christmas Day, it's all here. Suburban Haiku: Christmas Special is the perfect introduction to the entertaining Suburban Haiku series, and an ideal last minute gift for Christmas lovers and Scrooges alike. When you hang the lights, turn up the festive music to drown out the swears. Now don't get tipsy at the neighbor's open house. You might spill too much. Thanks for the help, kids. Now all that's left for Mommy is redo the tree.


Duality Author Joshua Edward Smith
ISBN-10 1530399300
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 404
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Lisa and Sir have finally managed to balance their kinky love life with the vanilla world of suburbia. But when Sir starts training a sexy young submissive, the strength of his relationship with Lisa is tested. Could polyamory be the key to maintaining the stability Lisa needs while giving Sir the variety he craves? This captivating sequel to Entropy is a provocative journey through the complex world of physical and virtual sexuality.


Buyology Author Martin Lindstrom
ISBN-10 0385528299
Release 2008-10-21
Pages 256
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How much do we know about why we buy? What truly influences our decisions in today’s message-cluttered world? An eye-grabbing advertisement, a catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? Or do our buying decisions take place below the surface, so deep within our subconscious minds, we’re barely aware of them? In BUYOLOGY, Lindstrom presents the astonishing findings from his groundbreaking, three-year, seven-million-dollar neuromarketing study, a cutting-edge experiment that peered inside the brains of 2,000 volunteers from all around the world as they encountered various ads, logos, commercials, brands, and products. His startling results shatter much of what we have long believed about what seduces our interest and drives us to buy. Among the questions he explores: Does sex actually sell? To what extent do people in skimpy clothing and suggestive poses persuade us to buy products? Despite government bans, does subliminal advertising still surround us – from bars to highway billboards to supermarket shelves? Can “Cool” brands, like iPods, trigger our mating instincts? Can other senses – smell, touch, and sound - be so powerful as to physically arouse us when we see a product? Do companies copy from the world of religion and create rituals – like drinking a Corona with a lime – to capture our hard-earned dollars? Filled with entertaining inside stories about how we respond to such well-known brands as Marlboro, Nokia, Calvin Klein, Ford, and American Idol, BUYOLOGY is a fascinating and shocking journey into the mind of today’s consumer that will captivate anyone who’s been seduced – or turned off – by marketers’ relentless attempts to win our loyalty, our money, and our minds.


GUYKU Author Bob Raczka
ISBN-10 0547504993
Release 2010-10-04
Pages 48
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The wind and I play tug-of-war with my new kite. The wind is winning. When you’re a guy, nature is one big playground—no matter what the season. There are puddles to splash in the spring, pine trees to climb in the summer, maple seeds to catch in the fall, and icicles to swordfight with in the winter. Nature also has a way of making a guy appreciate important stuff—like how many rocks it takes to dam up a stream, or how much snow equals a day off from school. So what kind of poetry best captures these special moments, at a length that lets guys get right back to tree-climbing and kite-flying? Why, guyku, of course!

Motherhood Realized

Motherhood Realized Author Power of Moms
ISBN-10 1939629071
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 206
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We believe that family life is beautiful and that motherhood is a privilege. But we also believe it is often really hard to see all that beauty when we're in the midst of mothering. So often, we feel like we're spread too thin. We feel like we don't match up. Our hearts want to do more than our hands can manage. And every day, as we cycle through household duties, discipline, errands, conversations, teaching, and hundreds of unexpecteds, we're often left tired, worried, and in need of some extra inspiration and encouragement. Power of Moms is an online community of deliberate mothers. Since 2007, millions of mothers from all backgrounds who are striving to be the best they can be have gathered to our website to learn and grow together. Time and again, our posts receive comments that say something like, "I am going to print this out and put it on my nightstand so I can read it again and again." We've been concerned about those nightstands . . . getting all cluttered up with paper. So we've selected dozens of our most popular posts and compiled them neatly into this book just for you. Becoming Our Best Selves Getting Through Hard Times Remembering the Meaning in Motherhood Shifting Our Perspectives Savoring the Moments This book isn't just a book. It's a tangible representation of a living, breathing community of mothers. Motherhood is the hardest job we'll ever love, and it's so much better when we're doing it together.

At a Distance

At a Distance Author Annmarie Chandler
ISBN-10 0262033283
Release 2005
Pages 486
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The theory and practice of networked art and activism, including mail art, sound art, telematic art, fax art, Fluxus, and assemblings.

Robot Burp Head Smartypants

Robot Burp Head Smartypants Author Annette Simon
ISBN-10 9780763665821
Release 2014
Pages 40
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The wacky green and purple robots from Robot Zombie Frankenstein return in a giggle-inducing concept story that finds them burping to 10 and belching the alphabet before burping by tens while blindfolded, juggling and skateboarding.

I Just Want to Pee Alone

I Just Want to Pee Alone Author Jen People I Want to Punch in the Throat
ISBN-10 0988408031
Release 2013-02-27
Pages 185
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Subtitle on cover: A collection of hilarious essays about motherhood.

You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth and Other Things You ll Only Hear from Your Friends in the Powder Room

You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth and Other Things You ll Only Hear from Your Friends in the Powder Room Author Leslie Marinelli
ISBN-10 1490963413
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 242
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Thank God for girlfriends and shared visits to powder rooms!That's always been the concept behind our website where we've been entertaining women with our humor and bold, brave honesty since 2009. Now we're taking it to the next level with an anthology of original short stories from some of the wittiest women writers we know—stories they would only tell their closest friends, most likely from within the haven of a ladies' room. Inside you'll find 39 (mostly) true tales by women, for women, about being women—bodily changes, relationships, careers, motherhood, aging, illness, and more—written with the humor and grit that proudly sets In The Powder Room apart.But be forewarned: we're holding nothing back. We're revealing our deep dark secrets—because it's through our most vulnerable and honest moments that we forge the strongest connections and discover we aren't so alone after all. You have a gimpy boob? Me too. You think glitter is the herpes of the craft world? Me too! You got your fishnet-clad leg stuck to your head on stage in front of thousands of people? Wait…what? OMG. Tell me everything! We are your friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters. Regardless of what life has dished up for you, chances are, we've been there and we can relate. We'll help you laugh it off, or hold your hand until you're ready to laugh again. And we promise: we'll always tell you when you have lipstick on your teeth. Contributing Authors:Wendi AaronsKeesha BeckfordKim BongiornoAndrea C.Liz DawesJanie EmausLady EstrogenSuzanne FleetAmy FloryKim FordeRebecca GallagherJulie C. GardnerNoa GavinStephanie GieseAllison HartAbby HeugelAngie KinghornLeslie MarinelliPoppy MarlerJanel MillsLisa NewlinTarja ParssinenDeborah QuinnAlexandra RosasKerry RossowAnna SandlerAngela SheltonShari SimpsonMere SmithMeredith SpidelJulie StamperSuniverseBethany ThiesDawn WeberRobyn WellingLori WescottEllen Williams and Erin DymowskiTracy WinslowAmy Wruble


Egghead Author Bo Burnham
ISBN-10 9781455519125
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 224
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A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians... EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

How to Stay Bitter Through the Happiest Times of Your Life

How to Stay Bitter Through the Happiest Times of Your Life Author Anita Liberty
ISBN-10 1588365417
Release 2006-06-13
Pages 240
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“I had a lot of bad dates. But I wrote a lot of good poems.” So maintains Anita Liberty, the caustically funny New York City performance artist who was going along happily healing her hurt by hating and humiliating her detestable ex-boyfriend on stage and in print until the unthinkable happened: she had a good date. And one good date deserves another. And another. And another. And, all of the sudden, Anita Liberty finds herself in a predicament. Getting dumped launched Anita’s career–Will falling in love finish it? Who’s more important: her devoted audience or her newly devoted boyfriend? And on top of everything, Hollywood won’t stop calling and Anita can’t figure out if It wants a serious commitment or just a little bit of no-strings-attached fun. From digging mercilessly into the minutiae of her new relationship to dramatically torching every professional bridge she crosses in L.A., Anita refuses to let a big load of bliss get dumped right in the middle of her career path. “He said that my work was amazing and hilarious and smart and that he can’t wait to see me perform. So I had sex with him.” “My boyfriend asked me to change my look. To something other than contemptuous.” {BARGAIN} Whatever Hollywood ends up paying me for the rights to the story of my life. “It’s easier to go back to fantasizing about perfection . . . than to accept that perfection is just a fantasy.” “Boyfriend thinks I’d rather be right than happy. Boyfriend’s right. But I’m not telling him that.” Through blog entries, film scenes, poems, and to-do lists, Anita Liberty documents the perils and pitfalls of dating, sex, relationships, artistic success, and the kind of true love that sucks the creative life out of you to the point where you just end up staring at a blank computer screen and thinking gooey thoughts about your new boyfriend even though you should be writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Partial Recall

Partial Recall Author Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
ISBN-10 8178243105
Release 2012
Pages 289
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Partial Recall has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Partial Recall also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Partial Recall book for free.

The Visceral Screen

The Visceral Screen Author Robert Furze
ISBN-10 9781783203703
Release 2015-06-27
Pages 246
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Robert Furze argues the defining characteristic of John Cassavetes and David Cronenberg’s respective approaches is that of “visceral” cinema, a term that illustrates the anxiety these film-makers provoke in their audiences. Cassavetes demonstrates this through disregard for plot structure and character coherence, while Cronenberg’s focus is on graphic depictions of mutilation, extreme forms of bodily transformation, and violence. Cassavetes and Cronenberg are established auteurs, but the elements of their films that appear to be barriers to their artistic status, for example, slipshod method and lingering violence or pre-digital special effects, are reassessed here as indicators of creativity. In this way, Furze encourages debates of what makes a film good or bad.

Something Smells Like Pee

Something Smells Like Pee Author Blythe E. Jewell
ISBN-10 1481215620
Release 2014-02-08
Pages 104
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Humorist/writer/artist Blythe Jewell explores things, life, whatnot through the prism of humor, poetry and illustration. This quirky collection of more than 60 titles includes brilliant pieces like “Hair in My A$$ Crack,” “Shut the F*&! Up About Twilight,” “On Our Periods Together,” “Neil Patrick Harris Gets the Paddle,” “Leave the F*&%ing Cat Alone,” and many more.

The Art and Craft of Poetry

The Art and Craft of Poetry Author Michael J. Bugeja
ISBN-10 1582971013
Release 2001
Pages 339
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Designed to teach the craft of writing poetry, this volume discusses the different types of poems, detailing the steps in writing each type, and includes examples of poems by such masters as Milton, Poe, Shakespeare, Rossetti, and Eliot.

Directed by Desire

Directed by Desire Author June Jordan
ISBN-10 9781619320802
Release 2012-12-28
Pages 640
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“Directed by Desire . . . is a powerful addition to the entire canon of American poetry.”—Booklist Now in paperback, Directed by Desire is the definitive overview of June Jordan’s -poetry. Collecting the finest work from Jordan’s ten volumes, as well as dozens of “last poems” that were never published in Jordan’s lifetime, these more than six hundred pages overflow with intimate lyricism, elegance, fury, meditative solos, and dazzling vernacular riffs. As Adrienne Rich writes in her introduction, June Jordan “wanted her readers, listeners, students, to feel their own latent power—of the word, the deed, of their own beauty and intrinsic value.” From “These Poems”: These poems they are things that I do in the dark reaching for you whoever you are and are you ready? The cloth edition of Directed by Desire was selected as a Library Journal Poetry Book of the Year and received the Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry. June Jordan taught at UC Berkeley for many years and founded Poetry for the People. Her twenty-eight books include poetry, essays, fiction, and children’s books. She was a regular columnist for The Progressive and a prolific writer whose articles appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, and The Nation. After her death in 2002, a school in the San Francisco School District was renamed in her honor.