Being There

By Jerzy Kosinski

A glossy vintage now to be had from Grove Press, Being there's the most renowned and important works from a author of foreign stature. it's the tale of Chauncey Gardiner - probability, an enigmatic yet unusual guy who emerges from nowhere to turn into an inheritor to the throne of a Wall road magnate, a presidential coverage adviser, and a media icon. really "a guy with no qualities," Chance's simple responses to renowned matters are heralded as visionary. yet although everyone seems to be quoting him, not anyone is bound what he is particularly announcing. And filling within the blanks in his history proves most unlikely. Being there's a brilliantly satiric examine the unreality of yankee media tradition that's, if whatever, extra trenchant now than ever.

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Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Want your toilet examining with a twist? You’re just a click on clear of 500 pages of the main twisted minutiae on this planet. The crackpot employees on the toilet Readers’ Institute has scoured the worlds of popular culture, politics, activities, historical past, and extra to deliver you Slightly Irregular, the seventeenth all-new version within the best-selling sequence. As continually, the articles are divided via size on your sitting comfort. So flip thine eyes clear of the shampoo bottle, O rest room reader, and allow Uncle John pepper your mind with those soaking up articles…

Women in space
The starting place of Kung Fu
The CIA’s mystery coup
The nice windshield epidemic
Spider eggs within the mind, and different city legends
What went down at Woodstock
Freedom of McSpeech
The curse of Macbeth
How to kill a zombie
That ’70s bathroom

And a lot, a lot more!

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays

By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht

Turkey on fireplace? No plans for brand spanking new Year's Eve? Obnoxious relations headed your approach? The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case state of affairs Survival Handbook are right here that can assist you live to tell the tale the risks of the vacation season, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. tips on how to rescue anyone caught in a chimney, live to tell the tale the place of work vacation social gathering, and break out a runaway parade balloon. Expertly care for a meddling father or mother, silence a gaggle of carolers, and deal with a tongue caught to a frozen pole. Illustrated, step by step directions consultant you thru those and dozens of different festive eventualities. With a precious appendix of vacation excuses, last-minute reward rules, and artistic drink recipes for while the liquor runs out, this can be really the ideal present. sparkling silver hide. suits all sized stockings.

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Tepper Isn't Going Out: A Novel

By Calvin Trillin

Murray Tepper may say that he's a standard New Yorker who's easily attempting to learn the newspaper in peace. yet he reads whereas sitting at the back of the wheel of his parked vehicle, and his automobile constantly looks in a very fascinating parking spot. no longer strangely, he's usually interrupted by way of drivers who need to know if he's going out.

Tepper isn’t going out. Why no longer? His reasons are usually quite literal—the incontrovertible fact, for example, that he has twenty mins left at the meter.

But as soon as New Yorkers detect Tepper, a few of them start to suspect that he is familiar with whatever they don’t. And an ever-increasing variety of them are keen to line up for the chance to sit down in his vehicle with him and discover what it is.

Tepper Isn’t Going Out is a sensible and witty tale of a typical guy who, maybe innocently, alterations the area round him.

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Drop City

It's 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune dedicated to peace, loose love, and the straightforward lifestyles has made up our minds to relocate to the final frontier—the unforgiving panorama of inside Alaska—in the last word expression of going again to the land. Armed with the spirit of experience and naïve optimism, the population of “Drop urban” arrive within the desert of Alaska merely to discover their utopia already populated by means of different younger homesteaders. while the 2 groups collide, unforeseen friendships and hazardous enmities are born as every body struggles with the naked necessities of existence: love, nourishment, and a roof over one’s head. wealthy, allusive, and unsentimental, T.C. Boyle’s 9th novel is a travel de strength infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which he's justly recognized.

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Simon's Cat: Feed Me!

By Simon Tofield

Simon's Cat is now bite-sized!
 
A pocket-sized number of food-themed Simon's Cat cartoons, those cute snapshots of life with a truly not easy cat are selected from the 1st Simon's Cat books, with 10 fresh cartoons. In complete colour for the first actual time, the YouTube sensation is again at the page—only smaller and cuter. This cat will do whatever to be fed.

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The Wonder of Whiffling: (and other extraordinary words in the English language)

By Adam Jacot de Boinod

The ask yourself of Whiffling is a highly stress-free, awesome and profitable travel of English world wide (with superb coinages from our English-speaking cousins around the pond, Down less than and elsewhere).Discover all kinds of phrases you have constantly wanted existed yet by no means knew, such as fornale, to spend one's cash ahead of it's been earned; cagg, a solemn vow or answer to not get inebriated for a definite time; and petrichor, the friendly scent that accompanies the 1st rain after a dry spell.

Delving passionately into the English language, Adam Jacot de Boinod additionally discovers why it truly is you would not are looking to have dinner with a vice admiral of the slim seas, why Jacobites toasted the little gentleman in black velvet, and why a Nottingham Goodnight is healthier than one from at any place else.

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