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1 Sh*t My Dad Says - Justin Halpern
Auteur : Justin Halpern
Genre : Humor
“This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.”
—Chelsea Handler

“Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.”
—Kristen Bell

“If you’re wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes.”
—Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like

Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious book about a son’s relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

Kindest
2 The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes - David Bruce
Auteur : David Bruce
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
This book contains 250 stories about good deeds, including this one: At the 1992 Olympics Games in Barcelona, cameraman Kenny Woo went around dropping pennies because he knew that the members of the United States women’s gymnastics team thought that finding a penny meant they would have good luck.

3 Mark Twain Anecdotes and Quotes - David Bruce
Auteur : David Bruce
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
This short 13,000-word pamphlet contains Mark Twain anecdote and quotations and a short biography. Here is a sample anecdote: Humorist Mark Twain, author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, once stayed at the home of political cartoonist Thomas Nast, who first used the images of an elephant and a donkey to repre-sent the Republican and the Democratic parties. During the night, Mr. Twain was bothered by the sounds of the Nast family’s clocks, so he got up and stopped all of them. The next morning, everyone overslept. Mr. Twain explained what had happened and stated that the clocks had been working too hard, so they should benefit from a good night’s rest.

Illustrations
4 Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations - Dwight Lyman Moody
Auteur : Dwight Lyman Moody
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
This book includes accounts during many of his travels and meetings. The best anecdotes have been selected and carefully compiled under appropriate headings. Mr. Moody's idiom has been strictly preserved as he tells the story. Gold will be found scattered through the volume, which includes Mr. Moody's terse declarations of many precious and timely truths.
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Lincoln
Stories
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America
Greatest
6 Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: a complete collection of the funny and witty anecdotes that made Lincoln famous as America's greatest story teller - Alexander Kelly McClure
Auteur : Alexander Kelly McClure
Genre : Humor
Illustrated with one hundred original outline drawings by special artists of scenes and characters in Lincoln's stories, and fifty photograph portraits of the famous men of Lincoln's time and their biographies.

Material
7 Not Taco Bell Material - Adam Carolla
Auteur : Adam Carolla
Genre : Humor
In his second book, Adam Carolla—author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks and chart-topping podcaster—reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle-aged man he is today.
 
Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Organized by the myriad "dumps" Carolla called home—through the flophouse apartments he rented in his twenties, up to the homes he personally renovated after achieving success in Hollywood—the anecdotes here follow Adam's journey and the hilarious pitfalls along the way.
 
Adam

8 No Hero - Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer
Auteur : Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The companion volume to the multimillion-copy bestseller No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator.

Mark Owen’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, is an account of Owen’s most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure.

Featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he ser

Anthology
Persian
Stories
9 An Anthology of Persian Stories & Anecdotes - Mohammad Ali Heidari-Shahreza
Auteur : Mohammad Ali Heidari-Shahreza
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Persian literature is the reflection of a glorious culture and civilization adorned with gems of wisdom, art and imagination of Persians over many centuries. It is one of the world's oldest literatures. spanning about two-and-a-half millennia, Persian literature has its roots in surviving works of Old and Middle Persian dating back as far as 522 BCE, the date of the earliest surviving Achaemenid inscription, the Bisotun Inscription. Its sources have been within historical Persia including present-day Iran as well as regions of Central Asia where the Persian language has historically been the national language. Persian literature has significantly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia and has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among so many others.
This anthology contains about one hundre

Kindest
10 The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Volume 4: 250 Anecdotes - David Bruce
Auteur : David Bruce
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
This book contains 250 stories of good deeds, including this one: Comedian Jay Leno once wanted to do something special for Hattie Hannigan, an English teacher he had studied under while attending Andover (Massachusetts) High School. He gave her a videotape, on which 16 Hollywood stars, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Debbie Reynolds, and Linda Gray, sent her greetings.

11 In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks - Adam Carolla
Auteur : Adam Carolla
Genre : Humor
A couple years back, I was at the Phoenix airport bar.  It was empty except for one heavy-set, gray bearded, grizzled guy who looked like he just rode his donkey into town after a long day of panning for silver in them thar hills.  He ordered a Jack Daniels straight up, and that's when I overheard the young guy with the earring behind the bar asking him if he had ID.  At first the old sea captain just laughed.  But the guy with the twinkle in his ear asked again.  At this point it became apparent that he was serious.  Dan Haggerty's dad fired back, "You've got to be kidding me, son."  The bartender replied, "New policy.  Everyone has to show their ID."  Then I watched Burl Ives reluctantly reach into his dungarees and pull out his military identification card from World War II.

It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that

12 The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; - Various Authors
Auteur : Various Authors
Genre : Humor
Nothing is so well calculated to preserve the healthful action of the human system as a good, hearty laugh. It is with this indisputable and important sanitary fact in view, that this collection of anecdotes has been made. The principle in selecting each of them, has been, not to inquire if it were odd, rare, curious, or remarkable; but if it were really funny. Will the anecdote raise a laugh? That was the test question. If the answer was "Yes", then it was accepted. If "No", then it was rejected.

Kindest
13 The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Volume 5: 250 Anecdotes - David Bruce
Auteur : David Bruce
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
This book contains 250 stories about good deeds, including these two: 1) One day, little Nancy Sinatra held a party at home, and one of her little guests accidentally knocked over and broke one of a pair of porcelain birds. The little guest was horrified, but Nancy’s father, the great Frank Sinatra, deliberately broke the other porcelain bird. He then put his arm around the little guest and said, “That’s OK, kid. Accidents happen. 2) At the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Bowery mission, soprano Frances Alda sang at a benefit. Afterward, she was pleased to overhear what some of the people in the audience had to say about her performance. One person said, “She sang just as good for us as she sang for those rich folks at the opera house.” His friend replied, “You said it—and can that woman make a noise!”

Marriage
14 This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett
Auteur : Ann Patchett
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of  Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett’s life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore.

As she shares stories of the people, places, ideals, and art to which she has remained indelibly committed, Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped he

Kindest
15 The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Volume 7: 250 Anecdotes - David Bruce
Auteur : David Bruce
Genre : Self-Improvement
Marlo Thomas once asked her father, the comedian Danny Thomas, if he had ever been in the army. He replied that for a year he had served as an entertainer in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific with Marlene Dietrich. Marlo said, “Oh, so you weren’t a real soldier.” Her father replied, “No, we didn’t carry the guns, but we helped heal the boys who did. You know, Mugs [Marlo’s nickname], right after the Red Cross comes the U.S.O.” Danny was a kind person. When Marlo was in college, she dated a man named Jimmy Pugh, who was studying to be a dentist. Even after Marlo stopped dating him in order to go to New York to become an actress, Danny stayed close to Jimmy, who often came to Danny’s house for conversation. One day, Danny walked with Jimmy to Jimmy’s car after their visit was over. Jimmy had parked his car in the back because it was a “heap.” When Danny saw the wr

Together
16 This Time Together - Carol Burnett
Auteur : Carol Burnett
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
This touching and hilarious memoir is 100 percent Carol Burnett—funny, irreverent, and irresistible.

Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.
 
In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews; the background behind famous scenes, like the moment she swept down the stairs in her curtain-rod dress in the legendary “Went with the Wind” skit; and things that would happen only to Carol—the prank with Julie Andrews that went wrong in front

17 The Book of Joan - Melissa Rivers
Auteur : Melissa Rivers
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
This New York Times bestseller is a hilarious and inspiring tribute to the iconic comedian Joan Rivers by the person who knew her best--her daughter, Melissa.
 
Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time.  If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private. Her love for her daughter knew no bounds—or boundaries, apparently. ("Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries. I just choose to not respect them.") In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa shares stories (like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift), bon mots (“Missy, is there anything better than seeing a really good looking couple pushing a baby t

Kindest
18 The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Volume 6: 250 Anecdotes - David Bruce
Auteur : David Bruce
Genre : Self-Improvement
Some samples: 1) Andrew Buckingham was 13 years old when he started to write comedian Kenneth Williams, co-star of many British "Carry On" movie comedies. The correspondence lasted almost three years, ending only with Mr. Williams’ death. Mr. Buckingham says today, “He replied to all my letters, often by return of post. It still surprises me.” The first letter was simply a request for a photo — autographed, of course. But young Andrew mentioned positively a book that Mr. Williams had written, and Mr. Williams thanked him for the compliment. The correspondence continued, and young Andrew, who knew that Mr. Williams had been bullied while in school, once asked him for advice about how to handle being around bullies. Mr. Williams wrote back, “Obviously, one does anything to avoid confrontation. My method was to chum up with a tough guy at school, and that provides protection. But

Richest
19 The Richest Man Who Ever Lived - Steven K. Scott
Auteur : Steven K. Scott
Genre : Finance
In this short, powerful book, multimillionaire and bestselling author Steven K. Scott reveals King Solomon’s breakthrough strategies to achieve a life of financial success and personal fulfillment.

Steve Scott flunked out of every job he held in his first six years after college. He couldn’t succeed no matter how hard he tried. Then Dr. Gary Smalley challenged him to study the book of Proverbs, promising that in doing so he would achieve greater success and happiness than he had ever known. That promise came true, making Scott a millionaire many times over.

In The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, Scott reveals Solomon’s key for winning every race, explains how to resolve conflicts and turn enemies into allies, and discloses the five qualities essential to becoming a valued and admired person at work and in your personal life. Scott illustrate

Griffin
Celebrity
20 Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins - Kathy Griffin
Auteur : Kathy Griffin
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Griffin, an A-Z compendium of her celebrity run-ins, and the jaw-dropping, charming, and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them.

Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins is Kathy’s funny, juicy index of all of the celebrities she has met during her many years in show business, bursting with never-before-told stories. Starting with Woody Allen and ending with Warren Zevon, Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins is a who’s who of pop culture: Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Jonas, Kendall Jenner, Anna Kendrick, Lily Tomlin, Suge Knight, Barbra Streisand, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Maria Shriver, Jared Leto, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, Macklemore, Bruno Mars, Aaron Paul, Pink, Pitbull, Sia, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, and many more. Who would imagine that Kathy w

21 Jump - Steve Harvey
Auteur : Steve Harvey
Genre : Self-Improvement
#1 New York Times bestselling author Steve Harvey helps you engage the Divine Spirit within you to find your life’s desire and use your own imagination to make your life’s vision a reality.

At the beginning of each broadcast of his morning radio show, Steve Harvey offers his millions of listeners a few moments of spiritual advice to inspire and guide them. Fans love Steve’s wisdom and often share his insightful messages with friends and family. In this essential book, Steve expands on those daily words of wisdom by providing fans—and anyone in need of spiritual support, comfort, or guidance—this heartfelt collection of spiritual devotions.

Steve beautifully and thoughtfully explains what faith is and how it can work miracles in our daily lives. He also talks in-depth about the power of human imagination and how we can use it to make our dreams come true.

22 Tell to Win - Peter Guber
Auteur : Peter Guber
Genre : Business & Personal Finance
Today everyone—whether they know it or not—is in the emotional transportation business. More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it. And this book tells you how to do both.

Historically, stories have always been igniters of action, moving people to do things. But only recently has it become clear that purposeful stories—those created with a specific mission in mind—are absolutely essential in persuading others to support a vision, dream or cause.
           
Peter Guber, whose executive and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made him a success in multiple industries, has long relied on purposeful story telling to mo

23 My Name Is Asher Lev - Chaim Potok
Auteur : Chaim Potok
Genre : Literary
“A novel of finely articulated tragic power. . . . Little short of a work of genius.”—The New York Times Book Review 

Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this stirring and often visionary novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination.

Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time, his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Na

Napoleon
Hemorrhoids
24 Napoleon's Hemorrhoids - Phil Mason
Auteur : Phil Mason
Genre : Reference
Hilarious, fascinating, and a roller coaster of dizzying, historical what-ifs, Napoleon’s Hemorrhoids is a potpourri for serious historians and casual history buffs. In one of Phil Mason’s many revelations, you’ll learn that Communist jets were two minutes away from opening fire on American planes during the Cuban missile crisis, when they had to turn back as they were running out of fuel. You’ll discover that before the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon’s painful hemorrhoids prevented him from mounting his horse to survey the battlefield. You’ll learn that an irate blacksmith threw his hammer at a fox and missed, hitting a rock and revealing the largest vein of silver ever discovered, thus changing the finances of Canada forever. Interestingly, Charlton Heston was cast as Moses in The Ten Commandments because his broken nose made him look like Michelangelo’s famou

Emotional
Freedom
25 Emotional Freedom - Judith Orloff
Auteur : Judith Orloff
Genre : Self-Improvement
A New York Times bestseller, Emotional Freedom is a road map for those who are stressed out, discouraged, or overwhelmed as well as for those who are in a good emotional place but want to feel even better.

Picture yourself trapped in a traffic jam feeling utterly calm. Imagine being unflappable and relaxed when your supervisor loses her temper. What if you were peaceful instead of anxious? What if your life were filled with nurturing relationships and a warm sense of belonging? This is what it feels like when you’ve achieved emotional freedom.

Bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff invites you to take a remarkable journey, one that leads to happiness and serenity, and a place where you can gain mastery over the negativity that pervades daily life. No matter how stressed you currently feel, the time for positive change is now. You pos

Soldier
26 Chosen Soldier - Dick Couch
Auteur : Dick Couch
Genre : Military
IN combating terror, America can no longer depend on its conventional military superiority and the use of sophisticated technology. We are fighting guerrilla wars, against insurgents hidden in remote regions, often deep among the local population. In battles such as these, squadrons of billion-dollar bombers and naval fleets mean much less than on-the-ground intelligence and the ability to organize local forces. That’s why, more than ever before, we need men like those of the Army Special Forces—the legendary Green Berets.
In Chosen Soldier, Dick Couch—a former Navy SEAL widely admired for his books about SEAL training and operations—offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Army Special Forces warrior. Each year, several thousand enlisted men and several hundred officers volunteer for Special Forces training; less than a quarter of those who apply will complete t

27 Sway - Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman
Auteur : Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman
Genre : Management & Leadership
A fascinating journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making, Sway will change the way you think about the way you think.

Why is it so difficult to sell a plummeting stock or end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from someone “important”? Why are we more likely to fall in love when there’s danger involved? In Sway, renowned organizational thinker Ori Brafman and his brother, psychologist Rom Brafman, answer all these questions and more.

Drawing on cutting-edge research from the fields of social psychology, behavioral economics, and organizational behavior, Sway reveals dynamic forces that influence every aspect of our personal and business lives, including loss aversion (our tendency to go to great lengths to avoid perceived losses), the diagnosis bias (our inabi

28 Love and War - John Eldredge & Stasi Eldredge
Auteur : John Eldredge & Stasi Eldredge
Genre : Christianity
What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces.  

With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic.   They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement

Legitimate
Sonnets
Thoughts
Poetical
Subjects
Grecian
Poetess
29 Sappho and Phaon: in a series of legitimate sonnets, with thoughts on poetical subjects, and anecdotes of the Grecian poetess - Mary Robinson
Auteur : Mary Robinson
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Sappho and Phaon: in a series of legitimate sonnets, with thoughts on poetical subjects, and anecdotes of the Grecian poetess, Mary Robinson. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/2049 . Sappho and Phaon : in a series of legitimate sonnets, with thoughts on poetical subjects, and anecdotes of the Grecian poetess Robinson, Mary, 1758-1800 82, [1] p. : port. ; 16 cm. Printed by S. Gosnell, for the author London 1796

Difficult
Discipline
30 Easy To Love, Difficult To Discipline - Becky A Bailey
Auteur : Becky A Bailey
Genre : Parenting
The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation.

Have you ever opened your mouth to discipline your child, and your parents' nastiest words tumble out? In an era when most parenting books focus on the child, this book supports parents in dealing more positively with themselves as well as their toddler–to–school–age children, offering specific tools to stop policing and pleading with kids and start being the parents we want to be.

Based on Dr. Bailey's more than 25 years of work with children, this book explains that how we discipline ourselves is ultimately how we discipline our children. Her "Seven Powers for Self–Control" dramatically increase our ability to keep our cool with our children. These correspond to "Seven Basic Discipline Skills" we can use with our children in conflict situations. As children internalise these skills, they naturall

31 Dean and Me - Jerry Lewis & James Kaplan
Auteur : Jerry Lewis & James Kaplan
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of his fifty-year friendship with Dean Martin. 

They were the unlikeliest of pairs—a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and miming records on stage. But the moment they got together, something clicked—something miraculous—and audiences saw it at once.

Before long, they were as big as Elvis or the Beatles would be after them, creating hysteria wherever they went and grabbing an unprecedented hold over every entertainment outlet of the era: radio, television, movies, stage shows, and nightclubs. Martin and Lewis were a national

32 The Music Lesson - Victor L. Wooten
Auteur : Victor L. Wooten
Genre : Music
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes…and feeling them.

The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside.

“The best book on music (and its connection to the mystic laws of life) that I've ever read. I learned so much on every level.”—Multiple Grammy Award–winning saxophonist

33 A Girl Named Zippy - Haven Kimmel
Auteur : Haven Kimmel
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in small-town Indiana, from the author of The Solace of Leaving Early.

When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent postwar period–people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards.

Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel's straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigate

Destiny
Ehrengard
34 Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard - Isak Dinesen
Auteur : Isak Dinesen
Genre : Short Stories
In the classic "Babette's Feast," a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. In "The Immortal Story," a miserly old tea-trader living in Canton wishes for power and finds redemption as he turns an oft-told sailors' tale into reality for a young man and woman. And in the magnificent novella Ehrengard, Dinesen tells of the powerful yet restrained rapport between a noble Wagnerian beauty and a rakish artist.
Hauntingly evoked and sensuously realized, the five stories read and novella collected here have the hold of "fairy stories read in childhood . . . of dreams . . . and of our life as dreams" (The New York Times).

Bartlett
35 Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes - Andre Bernard & Clifton Fadiman
Auteur : Andre Bernard & Clifton Fadiman
Genre : Quotations
From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes features more than 2,000 people from around the world, past and present, in all fields. These short anecdotes provide remarkable insight into the human character. Ranging from the humorous to the tearful, they span classical history, recent politics, modern science and the arts.

Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is a gold mine for anyone who gives speeches, is doing research, or simply likes to browse. As an informal tour of history and human nature at its most entertaining & instructive, this is sure to be a perennial favorite for years to come.

Correct
Behavior
36 The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior - Megan Frampton
Auteur : Megan Frampton
Genre : Historical
All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess?

When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil.

As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior. 

Blessing
37 Every Day Is a Blessing - Aaron Zerah
Auteur : Aaron Zerah
Genre : Spirituality
There’s an old Russian proverb that says: Every day is a messenger of god. That’s what I hope
Every Day Is A Blessing will be for you — a daily message that lifts your spirit and delights your
soul.
When you look inside, you’ll discover a vast array of wise sayings, proverbs, and stories from the
world’s great spiritual traditions and cultures. You'll also find hundreds of quotes, jokes, and
anecdotes given to us by the great souls of our planet.
There's everyone from Jesus to Buddha to Mother Teresa; Aesop to Abraham Lincoln to Yogi
Berra; St. Francis of Assisi to Albert Einstein to Anne Frank; Martin Luther King to
Muhammad to Muhammad Ali; Confucius to Shakespeare to Chief Sitting Bull; Marilyn
Monroe to Mark Twain to Michelangelo; Mahatma Gandhi to Helen Keller to John F. Kennedy
and Dolly Parton to the Dalai Lama.

Cannibals
38 The Sex Lives of Cannibals - J. Maarten Troost
Auteur : J. Maarten Troost
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati—possibly The Worst Place on Earth.

At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost—who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs—decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better.

The Sex Lives of Cannibals tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles through r

39 See No Evil - Robert Baer
Auteur : Robert Baer
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
In See No Evil, one of the CIA’s top field officers of the past quarter century recounts his career running agents in the back alleys of the Middle East. In the process, Robert Baer paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside and provides compelling evidence about how Washington politics sabotaged the CIA’s efforts to root out the world’s deadliest terrorists.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the terrible result of that intelligence failure with the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the wake of those attacks, Americans were left wondering how such an obviously long-term, globally coordinated plot could have escaped detection by the CIA and taken the nation by surprise. Robert Baer was not surprised. A twenty-one-year veteran of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations who had left the agency in 1997, Bae

Forgive
40 How Can I Forgive You? - Janis A. Spring
Auteur : Janis A. Spring
Genre : Psychology
Until now, we have been taught that forgiveness is good for us and that good people forgive. Dr. Spring, a gifted therapist and the award-winning author of After the Affair, proposes a radical, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives—without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for genuine forgiveness—one that asks as much of the offender as it does of us.

This bold and healing book offers step-by-step, concrete instructions that help us make peace with others and with ourselves, while answering such crucial questions as these:
How do I forgive someone who is unremorseful or dead?When is forgiveness cheap?What is wrong with refusing to forgive?How can the offender earn forgiveness?How do we forgive ourselves for hurting another human being?

Sanford
Meisner
41 Sanford Meisner on Acting - Sanford Meisner, Dennis Longwell & Sydney Pollack
Auteur : Sanford Meisner, Dennis Longwell & Sydney Pollack
Genre : Performing Arts
Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges.

With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years.

"This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthu

Contractor
42 The E-Myth Contractor - Michael E. Gerber
Auteur : Michael E. Gerber
Genre : Management & Leadership
With The E-Myth Contractor, Michael E. Gerber launches a series of books that apply the E-Myth to specific types of small businesses. The first is aimed at contractors.

This book reveals a radical new mind-set that will free contractors from the tyranny of an unprofitable, unproductive routine. With specific tips on topics as crucial as planning, money and personnel management, The E-Myth Contractor teaches readers how to:
Implement the ingenious turnkey system of management—a means of creating a business prototype that reflects the business owner's unique set of talents and replicating and distributing them among employees and customers.Recognise and manage the four forms of money—income, profit, flow and equity.Harness the power of change to expand the company.
The book also provides help on a larger level, leading readers towards becoming business visionaries

Bringing
43 Bringing Home the Birkin - Michael Tonello
Auteur : Michael Tonello
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
An insider's hilarious, whirlwind account of his years spent globe-trotting in search of the holy grail of handbags: the Birkin

For more than twenty years, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealth. Though the bag is often seen dangling from the arms of celebrities, there is a fabled waiting list of more than two years to buy one from Hermès, and the average fashionista has a better chance of climbing Mount Everest in Prada pumps than of possessing one of these coveted carryalls. Unless, of course, she happens to know Michael Tonello . . .

Michael's newfound career started with an impulsive move to Barcelona, a vanished job assignment, no work visa, and an Hermès scarf sold on eBay to generate some quick cash. But soon the resourceful Michael discovered the truth about the waiting list and figured out the secret to getting He

44 Feed Your Face - Jessica Wu, MD
Auteur : Jessica Wu, MD
Genre : Health & Fitness
Tired of wasting hundreds of dollars on expensive wrinkle creams, drying lotions, and zit-zappers that just don't work? Well listen up, ladies. To really get gorgeous, you've got to change the way you feed your face.
Cosmetics companies, women's magazines—heck, even most doctors—will swear that food doesn't affect the skin. But celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu knows that's just not true. After years spent battling her own pimple-prone, "problem" skin (not to mention caring for some of Hollywood's most famous faces), she's learned that what you eat has everything to do with the condition of your complexion.
Packed with patient testimonials and celebrity anecdotes from stars like Katherine Heigl, Maria Bello, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Lisa Ling, FEED YOUR FACE is an easy-to-follow, 28-day diet plan that will help you banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwa

45 The Wisdom of a Broken Heart - Susan Piver
Auteur : Susan Piver
Genre : Self-Improvement
When a relationship ends, the anguish and disappointment can be devastating. A broken heart is genuinely traumatic. Typical recommendations to keep busy, move on, repair your hidden flaws, and then forget about it may not be helpful. In these pages, Susan Piver reveals that heartbreak actually creates an opportunity for genuine emotional and spiritual transformation, enabling you to emerge on the other side stronger, softer, and capable of loving with renewed confidence.

In the years following her own experience, relationship writer Susan Piver searched the world’s wisdom traditions and discovered that heartbreak can be an uncompromising teacher of authenticity, power, and even joy. She shares that wisdom here, with instantaneously recognizable anecdotes, insights, on-the-spot practices, exercises, meditations, and down-to-earth advice that make The Wisdom of a Broken He

Destiny
46 Anecdotes of Destiny - Isak Dinesen
Auteur : Isak Dinesen
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Here again are stories with a suggestion of the "Gothic". Each of these five stories bears the hallmark of Isak Dinesen. The Diver is an ironical tale of a young theological student who thinks his fate belongs with the birds - and the angels. When human jokers trick him into betrayal, he seeks instead the secrets of the deeps. Babette's Feast is the author's most famous tale and this reader's favorite of the five - the story of the mysterious French maid-of-all-work who choses to fulfill her genius as a great artist creating one perfect meal, even though the staid Norwegian guests refuse to acknowledge it. Tempests is a tragic romance, in the story of a young and promising actress who feels herself condemned to fulfill completely the destiny decreed in Shakespeare's Tempest. The Immortal Story tells how an immensely rich and lonely tea-trader endeavores to mak

Everything
Obvious
47 Everything Is Obvious - Duncan J. Watts
Auteur : Duncan J. Watts
Genre : Management & Leadership
By understanding how and when common sense fails, we can improve our understanding of the present and better plan for the future. 

Drawing on the latest scientific research, along with a wealth of historical and contemporary examples, Watts shows how common sense reasoning and history conspire to mislead us into believing that we understand more about the world of human behavior than we do; and in turn, why attempts to predict, manage, or manipulate social and economic systems so often go awry.

It seems obvious, for example, that people respond to incentives; yet policy makers and managers alike frequently fail to anticipate how people will respond to the incentives they create. Social trends often seem to be driven by certain influential people; yet marketers have been unable to identify these “influencers” in advance. And although successful produc

Hundred
48 The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes - Various Authors
Auteur : Various Authors
Genre : Humor
The celebrated Anthony Domat, author of a treatise on the civil laws, was promoted to the office of judge of the provincial court of Clermont, in the territory of Auvergne, in the south of France. In this court he presided, with general applause, for twenty-four years. One day a poor widow brought an action against the Baron de Nairac, her landlord, for turning her out of her mill, which was the poor creature's sole dependence. M. Domat heard the cause, and finding by the evidence that she had ignorantly broken a covenant in the lease which gave her landlord the power of re-entry, he recommended mercy to the baron for a poor but honest tenant, who had not wilfully transgressed, or done him any material injury.

49 Wild Goose Chase - Mark Batterson
Auteur : Mark Batterson
Genre : Christianity
Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect.

“Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something….

Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction

America
50 made in america - Bill Bryson
Auteur : Bill Bryson
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."
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