From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors.
New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams?
For fans of both the irreverent Stuff White People Like and the lauded Humans of New York comes the perfect send-up: Millennials of New York, a hilarious satire of the millennial generation, from the creators of the viral Facebook sensation and senior writers at Elite Daily.
A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller
A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017
With the perfect blend of wit, eloquence, and honesty, Taylor Mali's poems delight, haunt, and illuminate with equal measure every subject they celebrate. Bouquet of Red Flags is laced with more than the typical LSD (love, sex, divorce) of modern poetry.
"Endlessly entertaining." --Time
Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited at the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive absorbed in their own lives, but soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel.
Lena works alone listening and transcribing reporter's stories for a newspaper. When an insignificant story about a woman mauled by lions at the local zoo it will change her life forever. Beautifully written and reflective.
A fun reference book for any modern day woman. Based on the popular website, this encyclopedic collection has everything from women's history to pop culture. Cleopatra and Clarissa Explains It All appear on the same page, as do Roller Derby and Roe vs. Wade. Part history and part People magazine, but all fun!
Slouka paints a perfect picture of two best friends growing up in small town America during the 1970's. Both are loners, until they find each other. They dream of getting out of Brewster after high school but will they make it? It reminds me of Good Will Hunting with characters you root for, but know probably aren't getting out of this small town.
Chuck Klosterman is like your smart friend you wanna take shots with and then discuss pop culture & philosophy. In his latest he takes on the idea of "evil," and villains. His work is always anecdotal with tons of pop culture references. No one is safe in this collection, not even Muhammad Ali or Bruce Springsteen.
Pitbulls get a bad rap. Any dog can bite and any dog can be made into a dangerous dog when humans intervene. Ken Foster dispells myths about these dogs with real life stories of "good" pitbulls. Beautiful color photography with charming stories of my favorite kind of dog.
Jenny Lawson is a crazy person...luckily she is a hilarious crazy person. Growing up in Texas would probably make anyone crazy. I hated the cover of this book until I read the story of her obsessively purchasing stuffed animals dressed in various cliched outfits. Real stuffed animals, not like Care Bears, like wild Boars.
In a not-so-distant future, criminals are not imprisoned but their skin genetically altered to show their crimes. Hannah is a Red for murdering her unborn child. The child is the result of an illicit affair with a married man. This is a "Brave New" take on the Scarlet Letter.
A man in therapy has discovered how to make himself invisible. Therapist Victoria thinks he has problems until he proves to her he really can be invisible. Does he use his invisibility for good or evil? Voyeurism goes too far in the second novel by the well know essayist.
A dark, chilling tale set in rural Ohio and West Virginia takes place over two decades. Serial killer couples, preachers with criminal tendencies and a desperate husband who sacrifices animals in the hopes of saving his dying wife collide in violence. Reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor and Chuck Palahniuk.
All of Robert Greene's books are part how-to, part philosophy. A modern day Sun-tzu mixed with a bit of Jay-z or L'il Wayne. Greene lays out 48 laws to help you manipulate, deceive and ultimately destroy your enemy. Drawing from real historical figures from King Henry VIII to Thucydides to Kissenger he shows who failed, who won and why. My favorite law is #21: Play a sucker to catch a sucker--seem dumber than your mark.
I am convinced Sloane Crosley is my soul mate or my sister from another mother! She is back with another collection of hilarious stories about life in New York City. In many of these stories she ventures to places such as Lisbon, Alaska, and Paris, and she packs her wit and dry humor with her.
The narrator is Enzo, the family's dog. He is an observer and knows a lot about the human condition. This is the story of his life, intertwined with his human's tragedy, all told from a dog's eye view.
Great summer reading. Part love story part murder mystery. Arlene returns home after a 10 year hiatus. There she will have to introduce her family to her black boyfriend and face a secret she's been hiding since high school.
Every book club should read this novel about a woman who has to choose between a secure yet boring lover of 10 years or a mysterious, unstable new beau. Shriver presents the pro's and con's of each in this parallel story. Who will she choose? Who would you?
Well written and uproarious. Prepare to be on the floor laughing. Perfect for the gen x or gen y'er. I am convinced Sloane Crosley is my soul mate!
In this collection Chuck meditates on Wilco, Britney, The Wonder Years, Radiohead, the White Stripes, etc. Find out why Val Kilmer is a Christian Scientist and why so many Latinos like Morrisey!
If you are a fan of Chuck or his beard (and really, who isn't), this book is for you. If not, Chuck might have to roundhouse kick you in the face since the main export of Chuck Norris is PAIN!
Bigfoot contemplates life questions: should never have left woods, life go all wrong. First media darling, now monster. Me misunderstood, violence all Bigfoot know. Read me other 2 books.
Foster was not a dog person until he met his soulmate Brando. Now he has a "pack" of them. These are stories about others who have had their lives changed by dogs they have taken in.
In this southern novel Laurel begins seeing the ghost of their neighbor who drowned in their pool. She'll enlist her family to help solve the mystery. Gripping from start to finish.
So what if all he does is eat, sleep and scratch all day, he looks cute doing it. Check out the great tips on how to train humans.
This beautifully illustrated book is light on words, allowing the reader to make up their own story on each page.