Duke In His Own Words gives readers an intimate look into the life of an American legend. But the letters, correspondence and chronicles that fill this 215-page book prove the Wild West's leading man was much more than another face on the silver screen. He was a loving father, a faithful friend and an unparalleled patriot. Read as John Wayne consoles his kids, jokes with celebrity friends, answers his fans and advises America's presidents in this rare collection of letters straight from the John Wayne Family archives. In addition to mail to and from Duke himself, Duke In His Own Words boasts an introduction by Ethan Wayne and exclusive photos from rare family albums. Filled with emotion, honesty and insight into the man beloved by many, this collection of artifacts doubles as a special time capsule and a must-have tribute.
One of Americaâs most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public for far too long. Sparing no one, Leary zeroes in on the ridiculous wherever he finds itâhis Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politicsâwith the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for CancerLock ân Load.
Proudly Irish-American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are both penetrating social commentary with no holds barred and laugh-out-loud funny. As always, Learyâs impassioned comic perspective in Why We Suck is right on target.
Leary is the star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated television show Rescue Me.Â
From political activists to singers, boxers to cartoons, Leonardo DiCaprio to Leonardo Da Vinci, the Famous Faces Colouring Book is jam packed full of detailed and expertly sketched drawings for you to colour in. Itâs so easy, even a five year old could do it! And who wouldnât want to colour in a picture of Barrack Obamaâs face?
The Famous Faces Colouring Book is the perfect gift from ages eight to eighty, for birthdays and for Christmas alike.
"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York Times
From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.
This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.
It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.
It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.
In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.
Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.
Pull up a seat. Youâre invited to the best spot in town: Elaineâs, the Upper East Side bar and restaurant owned by quirky restaurateur Elaine Kaufman.
A true Manhattan original, Elaine nurtured young, hungry writers, artists, and performers who matured into the likes of Woody Allen, Jack Nicholson, Andy Warhol, and Norman Mailer.
In Everyone Comes to Elaine's, you'll find meaty morsels on American icons, including Jackie O., Judy, and Liza, and first-hand accounts of the night Frank Sinatra snubbed The Godfather author, Mario Puzo, and the time that Mia Farrow asked Michael Caine to introduce her to Woody Allen.
Everyone Comes to Elaine's is an insider's view of a cultural scene that closed it's doors officially in 2011, after the death of Elaine Kaufman, hostess and New York legend. There's no one better to to have told these great tales than award-winning author A. E. Hotchner, who was there all along.
"Bate's writing is smart and compelling." --Publishers Weekly
In this hilarious, insightful new novel from the author of A Second Bite at the Apple, a cookbook ghostwriter finds that she's bitten off more than she can chew. . .
When Kelly Madigan is offered a job abroad right after reading a letter from her late mother urging her to take more risks, she sees it as a sign. Kelly's new ghostwriting assignment means moving to London to work for Natasha Spencer--movie star, lifestyle guru, and wife of a promising English politician. As it turns out, Natasha is also selfish, mercurial, and unwilling to let any actual food past her perfect lips.
Still, in between testing dozens of kale burgers and developing the perfect chocolate mousse, Kelly is having adventures. Some are glamorous; others, like her attraction to her boss's neglected husband, are veering out of control. Kelly knows there's no foolproof recipe for a happy life. But how will she know if she's gone too far in reaching for what she wants?
Everythingâfrom the mundane (the pencil) to the catastrophic (the atom bomb)âhas an origin, but often itâs not what we expect. A few things you may not have known:
â¢ Gandhi was married at age thirteen! â¢ Chinese fortune cookies are an American invention and were not eaten in China until the 1990s when they were advertised as âGenuine American Fortune Cookies.â â¢ Bayer lost the trademark for aspirin (which they had held since 1897) as part of the reparations Germany was forced to pay after World War I. â¢ The original idea for the electric chair came from an American dentist.
For aspiring mindblowers and wanna-be know-it-alls, The Book of Origins is a treasure trove of trivia and fascinating facts guaranteed to entertain and enlighten.
2010 USA Book News Best Book Awards "Finalist" inÂ U.S. History 2013 Halloween Book Festival "winner" nonfiction - history
Tour the graveyards ofÂ Orange County, California. Photos help identify burial locationsÂ of luminaries such asÂ President Richard Nixon, murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson,Â famed aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Olympic hero Florence Griffith-Joyner, and John Wayne. Also featured are numerous founders of Orange County, victims of true crime, sports stars, politicians, and legends of entertainment. Read their informative stories, and follow step-by-step directions to their graves.