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Go the F**k to Sleep

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Pdf:Go the F**k to Sleep.About the Author Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He was the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, was his inspiration for Go the F*** to Sleep.Ricardo Cortes has illustrated books about marijuana (It's Just a Plant), electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, Chinese food, and A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on the O'Reilly Factor and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Read more

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Pdf Humor Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Pdf:Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade  “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People

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Katie Daisy 2019 On-the-Go Weekly Planner: 17-Month Calendar with Pocket (Aug 2018 - Dec 2019, 5 x 7 closed)

Pdf Humor Katie Daisy 2019 On-the-Go Weekly Planner: 17-Month Calendar with Pocket (Aug 2018 - Dec 2019, 5 x 7 closed)

Pdf:Katie Daisy 2019 On-the-Go Weekly Planner: 17-Month Calendar with Pocket (Aug 2018 - Dec 2019, 5 x 7 closed).About the Author Working in watercolor and acrylic paint as well as mixed media materials, Katie strives to capture the magic and beauty of a life lived in harmony with nature. She sells high-quality prints through her website & Etsy shop, and has licensed her work for a wide-reaching variety of products. Some of her notable clients include: Oprah Winfrey Network, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Target, Pottery Barn, and Chronicle Books. Katie currently lives and works in a quiet cabin beneath the warm sun and old-growth pines of the Pacific Northwest. Read more

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Movies (And Other Things)

Pdf Humor Movies (And Other Things)

Pdf:Movies (And Other Things).Review PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR SHEA SERRANO'Shea Serrano's Basketball (And Other Things) is equal parts hilarious and enlightening...this is the ultimate book on basketball fandom.'―NPR'Cleverly written and beautifully illustrated...It's a must for any basketball fan.'―Esquire'Even if you're a basketball novice or die-hard Spurs fan like Shea, this is a perfect companion to his Rap Year Book: full of myths, what-ifs, and hyperspecific fanaticism.'―Vulture'...hilarious and insightful...'―Men's Journal'The sports-obsessed teen will definitely love this (even if they don't read any other books).'―Travel + Leisure Read more About the Author Shea Serrano's most recent book, Basketball (And Other Things), was, among other things, a #1 New York Times bestseller and selected by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite reads of the year. His previous book, The Rap Year Book, was also a New York Times bestseller, and is being turned into a documentary that will air on AMC in 2019. Currently, he is a staff writer for The Ringer. Read more

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -The Art of the Movie

Pdf Humor Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -The Art of the Movie

Pdf:Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -The Art of the Movie.Review “The work that's been done on this film absolutely deserves to be poured over” - Birth.Movies.Death“astounding” - SyFy Gallery Feature“the visual look of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is a marvel. Seeing how they came to the design choices they did is...worth the price of this book and then some” - Vespe's Holiday Gift Guide “the making of a masterpiece” - CBR.com“This is an art book that’ll only increase the hype to rewatch and enjoy the incredible film” - Adventures in Poor Taste “This art book is gorgeous...a great companion if you enjoyed the film and want to know more about how it was created” - Geekisphere Read more About the Author Editor in chief of Animation Magazine, and former senior editor at Daily Variety, Zahed has been covering the entertainment industry for over 15 years. As well as writing The Art of The Iron Giant, Home, The Little Prince, Rise of the Guardians, Puss in Boots and The Art of DreamWorks Animation, Zahed has written for the Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly and Movieline Magazine on film, animation, vfx and TV. Read more

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The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

Pdf Humor The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

Pdf:The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators.Review “Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation.” ―The New York Times Read more About the Author Richard Williams has won more than 250 international awards for his animation. He currently lives in Wales. Read more

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National Geographic The Angry Birds Movie: Red's Big Adventure

Pdf Humor National Geographic The Angry Birds Movie: Red's Big Adventure

Pdf:National Geographic The Angry Birds Movie: Red's Big Adventure.This latest entry in the National Geographic Angry Birds series will take you on an amazing journey with Red, the leader of the Angry Birds flock, along with Matilda, Chuck, Bomb, Terence, and the mysterious Mighty Eagle. Featuring The Angry Birds Movie (2016) story world, this book is filled with all the fun facts and information Red and the flock need to embark on their big adventure. From identifying wildlife to navigating by the stars to building a shelter and setting traps (for any roaming Piggies), this book will be sure to educate and entertain.

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The Making of Alien

Pdf Humor The Making of Alien

Pdf:The Making of Alien.About the Author J.W. Rinzler was born in Lakewood, New Jersey; grew up in Manhattan/NYC and Berkeley, CA. J W Rinzler fell in love with old monster films, such as Dracula and Frankenstein, as well as Robin Hood and other adventure movies. Former executive editor for 15 years at Lucasfilm, Rinzler wrote and directed an animated short 'Riddle of the Black Cat', which was shown at numerous film festivals, including the Montreal World Film Festival. His adaptation of George Lucas's original rough draft became 'The Star Wars' graphic novel and was a #1 New York Times best-seller. Read more

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf Humor Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf:Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios—the Academy Award–winning studio behind Coco, Inside Out, and Toy Story—comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library JournalCreativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, and Inside Out, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.

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Rick Baker: Metamorphosis: Vol 1: 1950–1989, Vol 2: 1990–2019

Pdf Humor Rick Baker: Metamorphosis: Vol 1: 1950–1989, Vol 2: 1990–2019

Pdf:Rick Baker: Metamorphosis: Vol 1: 1950–1989, Vol 2: 1990–2019.About the Author J. W. Rinzler, former executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of the New York Times bestseller TheMaking of Star Wars, and the Times (London) bestseller The Complete Making of Indiana Jones. He also wrote The Star Wars, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel, adapted from George Lucas’s original rough draft.   Read more

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The Official Movie Special

Pdf Humor Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The Official Movie Special

Pdf:Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The Official Movie Special.Review 'A beautiful guide full of stunning art and crammed with tons of fun Spider-Facts ... 10/10' - Pastrami Nation'If you’re a fan of the film-making process or animation or even if you’re merely a massive fan of the characters and world of Spider-Man, you owe it to yourself to grab this!' - Adventures In Poor Taste'An absolute must ... interesting, fun, and above all, beautifully presented' - FanFest'One of the best Movie Specials I have seen ... 5/5' - Nerdly Read more About the Author Titan has been creating officially licensed entertainment tie-in books for over 30 years, and has produced hundreds of official special editions on all licenses, from Star Wars to Star Trek, and many, many more major movie and TV properties. Most recently, Titan has been expanding on their extensive library of Marvel's Cinematic Universe movie specials, stretching from Marvel Studio's Thor: Ragnarok to Avengers: Infinity War. Read more

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The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations: An Utterly Unreliable Account of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Pdf Humor The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations: An Utterly Unreliable Account of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Pdf:The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations: An Utterly Unreliable Account of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events.About the Author Joe Tracz spent years investigating the unfortunate world of Lemony Snicket before becoming a writer and producer on all three seasons of Netflix's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. An LA-based screenwriter and playwright, his work includes the Drama Desk-nominated adaptation of the first Percy Jackson novel, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, and the cult musical BE MORE CHILL. Read more

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Harry Potter: The Character Vault

Pdf Humor Harry Potter: The Character Vault

Pdf:Harry Potter: The Character Vault.About the Author Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films, with her most recent books being J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic: Volume One and Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault. In her first foray into the wizarding world, she edited and contributed to the New York Times bestsellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen. Read more

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The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Pdf Humor The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Pdf:The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.About the Author Abbie Bernstein is the author of The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road, Fantastic 4: The Making of the Movie, The Guild: The Official Companion, and The Cabin in the woods: Official Visual Companion. As well as also working on the Much Ado About Nothing: The Official Screenplay and Alien: The Archive books, Abbie writes regularly for magazines, including Assignment X, Fangoria, and Buzzy Mag. Read more

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Disney 2019 Daily Calendar

Pdf Humor Disney 2019 Daily Calendar

Pdf:Disney 2019 Daily Calendar.From Snow White to Wreck-It Ralph 2, this calendar showcases a daily full-color image from Disney's most iconic feature films and shorts, accompanied by insider information, trivia, plot notes, or film quotes.

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Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Pdf Humor Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Pdf:Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.Review “Richly illustrated with thousands of film frames, concept art and behind-the-scenes imagery… this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth.” (Red Carpet Crash)“Every page is a work of art… It’s a volume that will be pored over, studied, admired, and shared for years to come.” (Huffington Post)“Rarely has anyone been able to create a single work that includes so much information in such spectacular fashion about such an epic body of work… This is the book fantasy fans, Tolkien fans, and Peter Jackson fans, have been waiting for.” (Borg.com) Read more From the Author 'I look at Middle-earth: From Script to Screen as a tour ofthe world Sir Peter Jackson and his team of filmmakers brought to the screen.It's a victory lap of Peter's vision of Middle-earth, exploring how the beautyand wonders of Tolkien's imagination were realised as a place people couldwitness on the big screen, visit in their minds, and believe in their hearts.'Daniel Falconer, author Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2

Pdf Humor The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2

Pdf:The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2.From the Back Cover Here is a look behind the frozen fjords and ice caves of Berk at the making of the sequel to a beloved animated classic. This full-color, lavishly illustrated book features more than 650 paintings, drawings, sketches, models, film stills, lighting studies, color keys, story boards, and photographs. Along with quotes from all the principal filmmakers there is also an introduction by the writer/director Dean DeBlois and a foreword by Gerard Butler, the voice of Stoick.In this brilliantly conceived sequel, we are on a journey of exploration to new lands, four-winged dragons, long-lost love, vicious and powerful enemies, and ginormous Bewilderbeasts.How does a movie of such imagination and magnitude come into creation? Well, you begin with an incredibly talented team of artists, writers, engineers, animators, modelers, and tech wizards and you let their creativity soar. The result is a stunning, original vision—bigger, better, and fiercer than ever—of an earth-shattering, fire-breathing sequel to the legendary story of Vikings and dragons in the frozen north.Hold on to your dragons, fans and friends, you're in for the ride of a lifetime! Read more About the Author Linda Sunshine is the author of more than sixty books, including novels, humor books, and other Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks on the films How to Train Your Dragon 2, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Mummy: Tomb of the Emperor Soldier, Angels & Demons, and Saving Private Ryan. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more

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The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

Pdf Humor The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

Pdf:The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings.Review 'This book is filled with gorgeous artwork, character designs, and storyboards. There are a few film stills, as well as a few examples of Kiyoshi Saito's woodblock prints, which had a huge influence on the look of the film...if you're a fan of the movie, you'll love perusing this book, too.'-GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide Pick --Nerdist Read more About the Author Emily Haynes is the co-founder of BluePen, an editorial development agency. She is the author of numerous books, including Ganesha's Sweet Tooth and Designing With Pixar. She lives and works in Oakland, California.Travis Knight is LAIKA's president and CEO. He was lead animator of LAIKA's first feature, Coraline, as well as producer and lead animator of both ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films

Pdf Humor Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films

Pdf:Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films.Review “It’s the kind of trivia only a true fan would know, and since it comes packaged in beautiful purple binding, it’s sure to make other muggles quake with envy.” (MoviePilot.com)“If you are a fan of the films, and are looking for more details, insider information, and sketches galore, then this is the book for you and...a must have.” (Mugglenet.com)“...it’s fun to see the way various creatures evolved before the final image.” (Geekdad.com)“...this coffee-table tome is a comprehensive and delightful look at the memorable creatures that populate the magical world... A true collector’s edition...” (Examiner.com)“...Revenson is one of the few—outside of perhaps Rowling herself—who is paid to know every twist, turn, first appearance, second appearance, elbow shape and snout color for every beast that has ever appeared in the Harry Potter movie series.” (Chicago Sun-Times)“...[the] book collects some of the most breathtaking concept art we’ve seen in ages of dragons and other magnificent creatures, from the Harry Potter movies.” (io9.com)“Harry Potter: The Creature Vault is a fascinating look at how this menagerie was brought to life for the blockbuster Harry Potter film series.” (Hypable.com)“VERDICT Visually stimulating and comprehensive, this volume is a much welcome addition to the Potter collection.” (Library Journal)“The original Harry Potter creature concept art is utterly breathtaking. (Buzzfeed)“The original Harry Potter sketches are all kinds of creepy, fuzzy and awesome.” (Hello Giggles) Read more About the Author Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films, with her most recent books being J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic: Volume One and Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault. In her first foray into the wizarding world, she edited and contributed to the New York Times bestsellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen. Read more

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The Art of Incredibles 2

Pdf Humor The Art of Incredibles 2

Pdf:The Art of Incredibles 2.Review 'Leafing through The Art of Incredibles 2 one notices the constant quest to mix modern design with retrofuturism, the main visual vocabulary of the franchise.'-Fumettologica'If you're a fan of the movie, you'll love flipping through this art book... Definitely one I'd recommend to Incredibles fans.'-Geek Dad'The 'art of' series of books (Published by Chronicle Books) are the quintessential behind-the-scenes looks at a Pixar film. The Art of Incredibles 2 does not disappoint as the book dives into the characters, environments, vehicles and even has a section dedicated to outtakes (deleted scenes) from the film.' --Pixar Post'A must for any Incredibles fan.'-Disney Nerds'If you're a fan of mid-century modern design, get your hands on The Art of Incredibles 2.'-Sioux City Journal'If you're a fan of Incredibles or just a fan of Pixar's animation process, you need this book. It's bursting with color and story and little nuggets of wisdom from Director Brad Bird that you can't find anywhere else.'-Ink and Fable Read more About the Author John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award®–winner, director, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and principal creative advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering.Brad Bird is a director of both live-action and animated films, including Academy Award®–winners Ratatouille and The Incredibles.Karen Paik is the author of several books about Pixar and its films, including To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios. Read more

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The Wes Anderson Collection

Pdf Humor The Wes Anderson Collection

Pdf:The Wes Anderson Collection.From Bookforum Max Dalton's charming children's book-style illustrations introduce each film with a double-page spread of the movie's principal location, incorporating 'fourth wall' views suggested by Anderson's familiar cutaway dollhouse technique, used so well in the opening of Moonrise Kingdom and The Life Aquatic. Designer Martin Venzky unpacks the filmmaker's sources and style—with an inspired deployment of stills, amusingly corny display type, and inventive layouts with images made to resemble postage stamps, scrapbook clippings, and other collectibles—perfectly capturing Anderson's seductively twee combination of obsessive detail and ironic distance. —Christopher Lyon Read more Review “In The Wes Anderson Collection, Seitz expands a series of video essays on Anderson’s influences, illuminating as much of Anderson’s process as possible in a massive, beautifully rendered volume. Although it looks (and sometimes reads) like a coffee table book, The Wes Anderson Collection brings together style and substance to provide a loving homage to Anderson’s films and moviemaking in general.” (The A.V. Club)“Your coffee table wants—no, scratch that—needs this book . . . Packed with 400 images of everything from behind-the-scenes set shots to makeup inspiration to hand-drawn storyboards, the massive tome is pure eye candy. But in addition to the visuals, Seitz also dives deep into each and every Anderson film.” (NYLON)“A magical tour of Wes Anderson’s filmography.” (C magazine)“Each page of this book—filled with conversations, photographs and artwork surrounding each film—showcases Anderson’s pop-culture inspirations from Hitchcock and Star Wars to Jacques Cousteau and the French New Wave. Better than most of their kind, the talks reveal a candidness and honesty between critic and director, allowing Seitz to dig around Anderson’s vault and share his discoveries.” (FILTER)“The Wes Anderson Collection comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film. The design is meticulously crafted, with gorgeous full-page photos and touches like a still representation of Rushmore’s opening montage.” (The A.V. Club)“Reading the book, you feel as if you’re disappearing into the miniature world of Anderson’s movies, like you’re playing around in the files and fastidiously kept dossiers assembled for each project. In this way, the book mimics the work.” (Complex.com)“It’s smart, informative, and looks beautiful. In other words, it’s the perfect gift.” (Complex magazine) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Pdf Humor The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Pdf:The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.Review “The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is much more than a bunch of pretty pictures. Buried in Phil Szostak's 256-page book are some fascinating insights into the production of the film…we highly recommend you flip through yourself…” (Gizmodo)“Szostak has worked with the Star Wars art departments for nearly a decade. He explores the filmmakers' visions and illuminates their creative process.” (IGN)“Star Wars began in a visual medium and this book—featuring concept art and costume sketches, storyboards, and blueprints—will show you why.“ (John DeNardo Kirkus Reviews)'For those looking to dive further into the making of the latest movie, The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, shares the creative processes used by the filmmakers...' (Parade)“Phil Szostak’s book... boasts a collection of never before seen concept art gems.” (Comic Book Resources)“This stunning Art of Star Wars book is a must-have for movie lovers.” (Fandom)“…a comprehensive guide to all the concept art that went into the making of the film.” (Inverse)“While they’re rarely celebrated, conceptual artists play an integral role in creating the look of a film… The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi gives these talented men and women their proper due by showcasing their valuable contributions.” (Unbound Worlds) Read more About the Author Phil Szostak has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments for eight years at Lucasfilm and is the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015). A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Szostak worked for Wild Brain Animation on the Disney Channel series Higglytown Heroes, and ran the JAK Films Art Department on Skywalker Ranch for over three years before joining the narrative design team on LucasArts’s Star Wars 1313. He resides in San Francisco.  Read more

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Animation 1: Learn to Animate Cartoons Step by Step (Cartooning, Book 1)

Pdf Humor Animation 1: Learn to Animate Cartoons Step by Step (Cartooning, Book 1)

Pdf:Animation 1: Learn to Animate Cartoons Step by Step (Cartooning, Book 1).From the Publisher Dear Art Enthusiast, Today may be your fist time using a Walter Foster art book, or it may be the continuation of a long-term relationship with our products. Either way, this book will delight you. Like all of our art books, this title was written with careful attention to detail. It includes detailed illustrations that will bring you a satisfying learning experience and hours of enjoyment. Walter Foster Publishing knows that artists are eager to learn, sharpen their skills and talents, and experience new artistic horizons. And while you may not be in a position to take private lessons, Walter Foster offers you the next best thing--step-by-step, do-it-yourself art instruction books that are entertaining and affordable. Our books are authored by some of the best artists in America, and you can be sure our quality standards and color presentations are at the highest possible levels. For 80 years, Walter Foster Publishing has been providing instructional art books and products to million of enthusiastic artists who enjoy the rewards of learning to draw and paint. Most of all, we hope you have fun in the process! Read more About the Author Preston Blair (1910–1995) was a native Californian who studied art at the Otis Art Institute, as well as illustration under Pruett Carter at Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts). As a member of the California Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society in New York, he exhibited work all over the country. Preston was a fine artist during the early days of full-length feature animation. For the Disney production Fantasia, he designed and animated the hippos in 'The Dance of the Hours.' He also animated Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, portions of the classic film Pinocchio, and the famous scene in Bambi when the owl talks about love in his 'twitterpated' speech. At MGM, Preston directed Barney Bear short films, and he was well known as the designer and animator of one of Tex Avery's epic shorts Red Hot Riding Hood. Preston later moved to Connecticut, where he produced television commercials, educational films, and cartoons, including TheFlintstones. Before he passed away, he worked as an inventor of interactive TV programs, such as teaching reading through animation and virtual reality games featuring full-sized animated opponents. Read more

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The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking--From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3- D Animation

Pdf Humor The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking--From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3- D Animation

Pdf:The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking--From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3- D Animation.Review 'After 'Why is the sky blue?' one of the most important questions we ask is 'What is a cartoon?'. This is the definitive book that tells all about the process closest to our hearts--animation.'--Albie Hecht, President, Film and TV Entertainment, Nickelodeon'This book is great! If ever there was the ultimate textbook for animation, this is it. The Animation Book is the perfect starter kit for anyone interested in entering the animation business or learning about the art of animation.'--Terry Thoren, CEO/President, Klasky Csupo Inc.'I love the new edition of Kit Laybourne's The Animation Book. As with the first edition, he manages to give a world-eye view on the art and craft of my favorite medium with extra emphasis on personal styles and techniques, while including studio styles and techniques. I'm especially impressed that computer animation has been folded into the blend without overwhelming the mix.'--Henry Selick, Director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach'A very essential book for any animator. I wish I'd read this book before I started out in animation.'--Bill Plympton'I read one chapter on stop-motion animation and then went and made a little film with my seven-year-old son. When he finally saw the thing moving and come to life, he giggled for solid half hour. I love this book.'--Peter Hastings, Writer/Producer of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain and Creator of Disney's One Saturday Morning'The Animation Book is a classic. If you can afford to buy only one book on animation, this is the one to buy--it has it all.'--Gunnar Willie, Head of the Animation Department, The National Film School of Denmark Read more From the Inside Flap The first edition of The Animation Book, published in 1979, became the authoritative guide to making animated movies. Now, as we enter the twenty-first century, the explosion in computer technology has created a corresponding boom in animation. Using desktop hardware and software, animators can easily produce high-quality, high-artistry animation and mix the aesthetics of traditional cel animation with dazzling 3-D effects. Kit Laybourne's digital revision to The Animation Book brings you to the cutting edge of animation technology. Richly illustrated with frame-grabs, production stills, and diagrams, this volume shares Kit's infectious enthusiasm for the limitless possibilities of today's hybrid techniques, and it provides beginning animators with all the information they need to jump in and start their own animation projects. More advanced animators will find The Animation Book to be an invaluable resource with detailed descriptions of filmmaking gear, computer hardware and software, art supplies, plus Internet and other resources.Using an innovative case-study approach, Kit deconstructs how a range of digital projects were carried out at some of today's hottest animation studios, including Wildbrain, Blue Sky, Protozoa, Fantome, Broderbund, Nicktoons, and Klasky Csupo. These step-by-step studies show how desktop animators can follow the same creative process in their own films. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Animation Lab for Kids: Fun Projects for Visual Storytelling and Making Art Move - From cartooning and flip books to claymation and stop-motion movie making

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Pdf:Animation Lab for Kids: Fun Projects for Visual Storytelling and Making Art Move - From cartooning and flip books to claymation and stop-motion movie making.About the Author Laura Bellmont and Emily Brink are the co-founders and lead teachers of The Good School,an arts-education school that cultivates and combines traditional art-making skills and the technologies involved in stop-motion animation filmmaking. They teach animation techniques at camps, schools, and events, including the New York International Children's Film Festival. They also offer professional development for teachers; among their clients are The Spring School, Spence School, and Pratt Institute.Laura is a trained illustrator and arts educator who has served children and adults in the New York area for over ten years. She is passionate about progressive arts education and has found a perfect mobile venue for her love of teaching in the formation of The Good School. Laura received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration as well as her MS in Art + Design Education from Pratt Institute, graduating from both programs with honors.Emily is a professional graphic designer and art educator who has been working in New York City since 2010. She believes that by inviting today's youth into the rich world of art making through the process of animation, she can help create a new generation of problem solvers, culture makers, and intelligent consumers that could have the potential to bring creative change to all their spheres of influence. Emily received her BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Oklahoma and her MS in Art + Design Education from Pratt Institute, where she graduated with honors.Laura Bellmont and Emily Brink are the co-founders and lead teachers of The Good School, an arts-education school that cultivates and combines traditional art-making skills and the technologies involved in stop-motion animation filmmaking. They teach animation techniques at camps, schools, and events, including the New York International Children's Film Festival. They also offer professional development for teachers; among their clients are The Spring School, Spence School, and Pratt Institute.Laura is a trained illustrator and arts educator who has served children and adults in the New York area for over ten years. She is passionate about progressive arts education and has found a perfect mobile venue for her love of teaching in the formation of The Good School. Laura received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration as well as her MS in Art + Design Education from Pratt Institute, graduating from both programs with honors.Emily is a professional graphic designer and art educator who has been working in New York City since 2010. She believes that by inviting today's youth into the rich world of art making through the process of animation, she can help create a new generation of problem solvers, culture makers and intelligent consumers that could have the potential to bring creative change to all their spheres of influence. Emily received her BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Oklahoma and her MS in Art + Design Education from Pratt Institute, where she graduated with honors. Read more

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Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age

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Pdf:Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age.Review 'Why is Marjorie Belcher the world's most durable film star? Because she was the model for Walt Disney's Snow White and for the Blue Fairy in 'Pinochio'....This is one of the many odd facts to be gleaned from Michael Barrier's account of the development of Hollywood animation. Bet you didn't know, for example, that Sneezy the dwarf was originally to have been Deafy--until someone, long before the days of political correctness, spotted the unconscious slur. Or that Pluto was at first to have been called Rover....His book is rich in nuggets that bring the era, from roughly 1910 to the mid-1960's, vividly to life.'--The Economist'This long awaited book by Michael Barrier, a pioneer in the field of animation studies, raises the bar for serious analysis of Hollywood animation and animators during the 'Golden Age' of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Barrier's research is rich and impeccable, his arguments articulate, and his uncompromising, astringent conclusions will be a source of scholarly debate and discussion for years to come.'--John Canemaker, animator and author of Before the Animation Begins, Tex Avery: The MGM Years, Felix: The Twisted Tale of the World's Most Famous Cat, and professor and head of animation studies at New York University Tisch School of the Arts'The highly readable result is neither weighted down with scholarly discourse nor demeaned by trivial anecdotes. Hollywood Cartoons might well become the standard survey in its area. All libraries should consider for purchase.'--Neal Baker, Library Journal'Barrier's book is a major contribution to our understanding of the work of not only the Disney animators, but also of men like Max and Dave Fleischer, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, John Hubley, and the brilliant Warner Bros. crew, especially Tex Avery, Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones....The book is likely to become a standard history of American animation up to Disney's death in 1996.'--Palm Beach Florida News'Hollywood Cartoons is the best book ever written about golden-age animation.'--The Wall Street Journal'More than 30 years ago, Michael Barrier started interviewing animation industry veterans for his Hollywood Cartoons....Unlike most of us, who write about cartoons as if they were another kind of movie, Mr. Barrier describes the development of the animated art form from the guts outward. He convincingly illuminates how line drawings evolved to the point where they could convey personalities and emotions as vividly as the greatest film or stage actor.'--The New York Sun'A substantial history of animated cartoons, both seven-minute shorts and feature films, Hollywood Cartoons gives proper weight to a subject often considered frivolous....Michael Barrier's Hollywood Cartoons draws from the deepest reservoir of firsthand recollections gathered from producers, directors, animators, background artists, musicians, even ink-and-paint specialists from roughly 1920 to 1966....Barrier makes palpable the rigors of an animator's task, and thereby enhances our appreciation, indeed awe, of their accomplishments.'--The Plain Dealer'A very detailed account of animated cartoons, strongly emphasizing the influence and personality of Walt Disney....This genre's history is still undercovered, so cartoon expert Barrier's book should come as a welcome addition to researchers and fans....The author takes an interesting tack in contrasting Disney's self-image with views of his associates and friends.'--Kirkus Reviews'Michael Barrier's meticulously researched yet enchantingly innocent Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in its Golden Age restores much of the magic to the cartoon kingdom. This definitive depiction of our most American medium will leave all but the most hardened Disnophobe shouting Yabba-Dabba-Doo!'--Jacob M. Appel, The Boston Book Review'Barrier has given the reader a comprehensive--yet finely detailed--survey of the American animated cartoon over the decades. For the film buff, or more specifically, for the cartoon enthusiast, his book will be a welome addition to the home reference shelf.'--Richmond Times-Dispatch Read more About the Author Michael Barrier is a recognized authority on film cartoons. For many years he was the publisher and editor of Funnyworld, the most widely respected magazine devoted to the animated film. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more

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Star Trek: Lost Scenes

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Pdf:Star Trek: Lost Scenes.Review “Think you’ve seen every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series and know everything about them? Think again.” - StarTrek.com“like discovering the Lost Ark of Star Trek fandom”“A great surprise that delivers all that fans could hope for, this book is the result of some serious, scholarly work on the part of the authors, full of great film research and analysis.”   borg.com“Prepare to set your brain on stunned when you slowly leaf through this magnificent edition“ SyFy“Even if you’ve read every authoritative book available on the history of Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Lost Scenes is going to take you somewhere new.”  Trek Movie“If you're a Trekkie, and have a soft spot for the original TV series, then this book is just what Bones ordered.”   Entertainment Buddha“literally a feast for the senses, and one of the greatest research tomes ever published for Star Trek, which is no small feat considering how many books chronicling the series’ amazing history have been produced”  Trekcore.com“a fascinating look at the series that is sure to be held in high esteem by fans.” Cinema Sentries“David Tilotta and Curt McAloney have put together a gorgeous book. For hardcore Star Trek fans this one is a delight.” Fangirl Nation“An essential addition to any Star Trek fan’s bookcase” SciFi Bulletin“Make no mistake, ‘Star Trek: Lost Scenes’ is not only a worthy addition to your library, but it’s also sure to go down as an essential ‘Trek’ tome” Sciencefiction.com Read more About the Author David Tilotta is a professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. A frequent collaborator with graphic artist Curt McAloney, their Star Trek work has appeared in Titan's Star Trek Magazine, Star Trek: The Original Series 365 by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann and on CBS's official Star Trek website (startrek.com). Curt McAloney is an accomplished graphic artist who resides in Rosemount, MN. A frequent collaborator with university professor and writer David Tilotta, their Star Trek work has appeared in Titan's Star Trek Magazine, Star Trek: The Original Series 365 by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann and on CBS's official Star Trek website (startrek.com). Read more

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USA TODAY Crossword: 200 Puzzles from The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper (USA Today Puzzles)

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Pdf:USA TODAY Crossword: 200 Puzzles from The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper (USA Today Puzzles).About the Author Founded in 1982, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation, serving as host of the American conversation by delivering high-quality, engaging content through unique visual storytelling across all platforms. A media innovator, USA TODAY also remains the nation’s number one newspaper and is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Read more

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USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book 2: 400 Brain Games for Every Day (USA Today Puzzles)

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Pdf:USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book 2: 400 Brain Games for Every Day (USA Today Puzzles).About the Author Founded in 1982, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation, serving as host of the American conversation by delivering high-quality, engaging content through unique visual storytelling across all platforms. A media innovator, USA TODAY also remains the nation’s number one newspaper and is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Read more

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Brain Games - Color by Number: Stress-Free Coloring (Green)

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Pdf:Brain Games - Color by Number: Stress-Free Coloring (Green).Create beautiful art with this classic, stress-free Color by Number activity! Each image is filled with numbers. A color key swatch palette is under each image. Use the color key swatch palette to fill in the numbers and form a beautiful picture to keep, share, or display!A wide variety of 27 images.Perforated pagesA full-color answer key is found at the back of the bookSpiral bound64 pages

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual

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Pdf:Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual.Review 'An open door to the ALIENS universe that offers the curious even more information about the dangerous world of the films.' - Suvudu Read more About the Author Lee Brimmicombe-Wood is a British designer of computer games and board games, including the award-winning Downtown and The Burning Blue. He is the creator of PC air combat simulators, Ka-52 Team Alligator and Team Apache. He is also the author of Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual. Currently he works as a designer for Guerrilla Games, which is part of Sony Worldwide Studios. Read more

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Your Art Will Save Your Life

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Pdf:Your Art Will Save Your Life.Review “Your Art Will Save Your Life is the artist's guidebook to create, thrive, and survive amid any political shitstorm.” —BUST Magazine 'Offers modest and straightforward suggestions for surviving and thriving in creative endeavors.' —Publishers Weekly “A dense, power-punch of info.” —The Portland Mercury “A slim, necessary revelation.” —Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts “If you are a person who needs to make art in order to function, this book is from your best, smartest, coolest, most insightful, wise, learned, practical, savvy, no-bullshit friend who knows you and loves you anyway.” —Lucy Corin, author of One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses “A survival guide for the creatives among us.” —Nicole Georges, author of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home “I’m so grateful for this book! I’m buying it for every single creative person in my life.” —Ann Friedman, cohost of Call Your Girlfriend 'An electrically inspiring, politically fresh, and class-conscious guide for artists who wish to engage more deeply with their process, their careers, and their lives.' —Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot 'The self-help book every artist needs! Wish I’d had this book my entire life.” —Ali Liebegott, author of Cha-Ching! “This funny, tender, totally usable guide provides a bundle of simple methods that will allow you to focus on creative projects, reenergize, grow joy, and take risks. Included here are reminders of how to practice generosity, overcome fear, build community, stay politically engaged, and most importantly, to start the important work of making some stuff.” —Harry Dodge, Artist “Your Art Will Save Your Life is a big-hearted path forward for artists grappling with how to make art in our current climate.” —Karolina Waclawiak, author of The Invaders Read more About the Author Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She provides career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for clients across the US. She earned her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, Pickens was based in San Francisco and served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of both RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Princess Bride: A Storybook to Color

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Pdf:The Princess Bride: A Storybook to Color.Review 'Rachel Curtis' detailed, decorative, and emotive illustrations are a love letter to both The Princess Bride and to its fans.' —Comic Book Bin Read more About the Author Rachel Curtis is a part-time illustrator, sometimes animator and full-time lover of all sorts of movies. Growing up in the cold snowy wastes of Canada she was introduced to The Princess Bride at an early age. Quotes from the movie became part of her vocabulary and she even has her very own Hello My Name Is Inigo Montoya mug. Read more

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Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer

Pdf Humor Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer

Pdf:Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer.Newly revised and updated, Film Lighting is an indispensible sourcebook for the aspiring and practicing cinematographer, based on extensive interviews with leading cinematographers and gaffers in the film industry.Film lighting is a living, dynamic art influenced by new technologies and the changing styles of leading cinematographers. A combination of state-of-the-art technology and in-depth interviews with industry experts, Film Lighting provides an inside look at how cinematographers and film directors establish the visual concept of the film and use the lighting to create a certain atmosphere.Kris Malkiewicz uses firsthand material from the experts he interviewed while researching this book. Among these are leading cinematographers Dion Beebe, Russell Carpenter, Caleb Deschanel, Robert Elswit, Mauro Fiore, Adam Holender, Janusz Kaminski, Matthew Libatique, Rodrigo Prieto, Harris Savides, Dante Spinotti, and Vilmos Zsigmond. This updated version of Film Lighting fills a growing need in the industry and will be a perennial, invaluable resource. 

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Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion

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Pdf:Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion.About the Author Gina McIntyre is a veteran entertainment journalist who has covered movies, TV, and music for the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly. She is the author of Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times and The Art of Ready Player One. Her writing has also appeared in Rolling Stone online. She lives with her husband and daughter in Riverside, Illinois. Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer are film and television writers, directors, and producers, as well as twin brothers. They are the creators of Stranger Things, which has won five Emmys as well as awards from the Producers Guild of America and the American Film Institute. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. UP IN THE AIR   It’s one of the most eye-popping displays of Eleven’s amazing powers: as the young heroes are pursued by Brenner and his “bad men” through the streets of Hawkins, the gifted girl stares down a white van coming straight toward Mike and her and sends it soaring overhead. The vehicle crashes to the street below, blocking the pursuers’ path and allowing the kids to escape. Special effects coordinator Caius Man explains how he helped Eleven make the van fly:   “From our standpoint, it really wasn’t that supremely complicated. A flying car is a flying car. There were some unusual aspects to that because of the unnatural way they wanted it to fly, where it lifted sort of straight up and then tipped forward, so it took a little engineering. But it worked when we did it.   “We actually physically fired a van. We towed one down the street, and the van had in it two nitrogen cannons, two nitrogen sleeves that fired a high-density plastic slug out of the bottom of them to push it up into the air. One was just hitting a little harder than the other, which is what resulted in it going end over end the way it was supposed to.   “We built a small test in our shop. Basically, we built a plywood van with a couple of pneumatic cylinders, and we hopped it around the shop a bunch of times and were satisfied that it was going to function. [The Duffers] wanted to see a full-size version of it to make sure that we could get it sufficiently high [so that they] could composite the children on the bicycles underneath it. What we did is, we shot it in the air, and then we had the kids ride down the street with the camera in the same position. Then we just cropped the two images together. We didn’t shoot the van over kids. That would be insane.   “We took it to a parking lot—a similar van, not exactly the same van—to a parking lot at Screen Gems, at our studio, and shot it. It launched, and everybody was excited. It landed exactly where I told them it was going to land, and pretty much everything was as it should be. On the day, we pointed three cameras at it, and we had a camera in the middle of the street that was aimed straight at it. It was the POV of the kids, and we fired it up over the camera. The first time we did it, we had a mechanical flaw. Instead of jumping up in the air, the front end jumped up and not the back, and it shark-attacked the camera in the middle of the street and destroyed it. So that didn’t work as well as we would’ve liked.“It turned out to be a mechanical failure in a part that we replaced. The body shop fixed up the bumper in a couple of days, and we shot it again two weeks later. It was flawless and beautiful. As Shawn [Levy] described it, the gag’s so nice, we did it twice.” Read more

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The Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques

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Pdf:The Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques.With the aid of photographs and diagrams, this text concisely presents concepts and techniques of motion picture camerawork and the allied areas of film-making with which they interact with and impact. Included are discussions on: cinematic time and space; compositional rules; and types of editing.

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Lighting for Cinematography: A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image (The CineTech Guides to the Film Crafts)

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Pdf:Lighting for Cinematography: A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image (The CineTech Guides to the Film Crafts).Review “David Landau has produced an excellent text in Lighting for Cinematography which manages to cover the practicalities of production, the technical aspects of lighting and vitally the artistic importance of this work. Lighting for Cinematography is constructed to appeal and be of value to the practitioner at all levels; it is equally full of detail for careful consideration and quick hints and images for review before filming. Landau's book is helpfully crammed with instructional diagrams and the chosen images act as exemplars of technique. Lighting for Cinematography contains a series of production skills and helpful hints and exercises; these aspects are exceptionally helpful to the student of film wishing to improve their understanding and technique. I would highly recommend Lighting for Cinematography to those to wish to learn more about this field and to all those interested in the technique and process of film making.” ―Robert Edgar, Senior Lecturer in Film and TV Production, York St John University, UK“A master class in cinematography! David Landau's conversational tone mixed with 35 years of technical experience and aesthetic prowess results in a very accessible text that should be cherished by students and professionals alike. Whether he is describing the process of lighting through a window with a 1200 HMI Par with a double scrim, 250 diffusion and 1/2 CTO or describing his method of achieving a firelight effect with several 250W Inkies with a mixture of amber and orange gels and run through a flicker box, Landau's multiple accounts from his work in the field give this book a much appreciated practicality and voice of authority that is invaluable for the emerging cinematographer. ” ―Harlan Bosmajian, Assistant Professor of Cinematography, Emerson College, USA and Local 600 Director of Photography“This unique approach has been needed for a long time and there is simply no other lighting book like this in print.” ―Peter Stein, ASC, Student Filmmakers Read more About the Author David Landau has over thirty years of professional lighting experience working on feature films, TV shows, sit-coms, game shows, commercials, documentaries, industrial films, music videos and direct-to-consumer DVDs. Landau teaches lighting and cinematography at Fairleigh Dickinson University, US, where he also created the Cinematography track of study, but continues to work in the lighting industry, shooting low budget features and corporate videos, designing lights for theatre and working as one of the gaffers on the TV series Project Runway. A five-time Telly Award winner for lighting and cinematography, Landau is a member of IATSE Local 52, the University Film & Video Association and Media Communications Association International. Read more

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Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips

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Pdf:Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips.From the world's leading travel guide publisher comes Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips, the latest title in the stylish and snappy "Lonely Planet's Best Ever" series. Learn how to shoot and share better travel videos with 50 bite-sized, cleverly illustrated tips on assembling a kit, shooting techniques, editing and sharing. Designed for the novice and experienced videographer alike, this handy-sized guide will give you the skills to capture great moments on film with your smartphone, tablet or digital camera. Authors: Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

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Master Shots Vol 3: The Director's Vision: 100 Setups, Scenes and Moves for Your Breakthrough Movie

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Pdf:Master Shots Vol 3: The Director's Vision: 100 Setups, Scenes and Moves for Your Breakthrough Movie.Review 'Kenworthy understands the interplay between image, character, story, and emotion. He writes so that his readers will understand, too.' - Chris Riley, Author, Hollywood Standard   'Master Shots Vol 3 continues this ultimate reference-book series that is a must-have guide for directors and cinematographers on how to find interesting ways to tell your story visually.' - Marx H. Pyle, Director/Creator, Reality On Demand   'Master Shots Vol 3 offers fabulous insight into the purpose behind each shot. I'm so thankful for this book--it's my new secret weapon!' - Trevor Mayes, Screenwriter/Director'Finally! Someone has had the cleverness, initiative and imagination to set down on paper a film language that has been passed down and amalgamated only by word of mouth since the days of Melies and DW Griffith. Christopher Kenworthy's Master Shots series seeks to make tangible and permanent what otherwise might be gone with the wind.'- John Badham, Director of Saturday Night Fever and War Games 'You can take ten years to figure out lensing or you can read this book and use that ten years to create your art instead. Your choice.'- Tony Levelle author of Digital Video Secrets Read more About the Author Christopher Kenworthy worked as a writer, director, and producer for fourteen years. He directed a feature film that played to sold-out screenings in Australia and received strong reviews. He worked on music videos, visual effects tutorials and commercial projects, and is the author of the best-selling Master Shots Vol 1 and Master Shots Vol 2, along with two novels and many short stories, and other film-making books. Read more

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The Making of Outlander: The Series: The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two

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Pdf:The Making of Outlander: The Series: The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two.About the Author TaraBennett is a New York Times Bestselling author and entertainmentjournalist. As an author, or co-author, she's written more than 20 official movieand TV companion books including Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector's Edition, Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China, Fringe: September's Notebook (an Amazon best book of 2014), Lost Encyclopedia, The Art of Ice Age, and many more. Tara is also a contributing writer for SCI FI Magazine, Total Film, Blastr.com and is a U.S. editor for SFX Magazine. She is an adjunct TV writing professor at Rowan University. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1 Outlander: The Origins “Will we ever get to see Outlander adapted for the screen?” Since the novel first came out in 1991, author Diana Gabaldon has fielded that question from enthusiastic readers almost daily. The story of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser seemed an obvious choice for a cinematic retelling, but the project was not without its logistical challenges. With the novel weighing in at more than 600 pages, the core dilemma always centered on how much of the action-­packed adventure would have to be cut just to fit the traditional cinematic window of two hours. With too much to lose to the proverbial cutting room floor, the world of Outlander remained strictly in the realm of print. It wasn’t until around 2010 that a possible solution started to present itself: a television series. Maril Davis, a development executive/co–­executive producer for Ronald D. Moore’s Tall Ship Productions, was looking for potential properties to produce and had the books recommended to her by friend and softball teammate Matthew B. Roberts. “[Roberts] had read the books as a reader during one of his first jobs,” Davis explains. “He passed on the books because they wanted to do movies but told me they would be great for TV. I took him up on that and read them all the way through. “I loved them,” Davis says with unabashed adoration. “This to me was my passion project.” But the television landscape at the time wasn’t yet the haven for high-­concept sci-­fi series it seems to be today. “Game of Thrones was not on at that point. Ron had tried to do Dragonriders of Pern. It just didn’t feel like the timing was right.” Cut to a personal dinner Davis was having with Moore and his wife, Terry Dresbach, where the three started talking about the projects they had always longed to do. “I said, ‘My passion project is this book series called Outlander, and I would love to do them,’ ” Davis recalls. “I didn’t realize Terry was also a fan. So we talked, and Ron seemed intrigued.” “Terry and I talked about it after the dinner a few times,” Moore remembers. “But it wasn’t really until I sat down and started reading the book that I saw the potential.” From that first read, he says, he was struck by how Gabaldon’s writing kept surprising him. “By the time I got to the end of the book, there had been some significant twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. In my head, I could definitely see a season of television and how it works through a season. Plus the fact that, at that point, there were multiple books in the series just meant that it had a life beyond season one. I remember thinking, If the other books are anywhere near as good as this, then essentially I’m in.” Davis was thrilled to get the go-­ahead to pursue. “I got in touch with the rights holder, Jim Kohlberg. We had a great meeting, but it was very obvious that they wanted to do this book series as films.” Davis left the meeting convinced a film would not do justice to the books. “Reluctantly, we walked away,” she says. “But I was like a dog with a bone,” she continues, laughing. “I just kept checking back every once in a while. One of the times, they were open to doing TV. So Ron and I went back in there and had a fabulous meeting, and it kind of started there.” Davis says they pitched Chris Parnell, executive vice president of Sony Pictures Television, to be their studio partner, but he was unfamiliar with the books. “To his credit, Chris went out and bought the book on tape and listened in his car, which was so cute,” she says. “He would call me every once in a while and be like, ‘I am sitting in my car blushing,’ which was hilarious.” By the book’s end, Davis says, Parnell was on board and ready to champion the show to the networks. The next step for Moore and Davis was to officially visit Gabaldon at her Scottsdale, Arizona, residence. “Just from the fan perspective, not even a producer perspective, I felt it was so important to get her approval,” Davis says. “I wanted her approval and just to make sure she was comfortable that this book was in the right hands. I wanted to assure her that we weren’t trying to exploit it and we understood what it was. There was Ron’s track record, certainly as an amazing writer but also as someone who obviously writes very strong female characters, from Battlestar Galactica to Carnivàle. I also wanted her to know that I was going to protect the series as well, it being so close to my heart and near and dear to me.” For Gabaldon, having the books in serious development after so many years of thinking it couldn’t work was beyond surprising. “People are always asking, ‘Why is it that you held out for Ron?’ The truth is that I didn’t,” she says with her trademark candor. “We were very careful who we did options with, because there was always a possibility that they would succeed. In which case, you will never get the rights back. We had done this only four times and, luckily, none of the first three times took.” But it seemed an Outlander series was finally about to happen in earnest. Gabaldon recalls that she was very curious about the pair who made it happen. “They came and spent two days with me at my house, talking over story lines, characters, and backstory. Asking had I written anything that wasn’t in the books that they should be aware of? Where did I see the story going? Ron was sharing with me his vision of storytelling and what he thought of the characters. I could tell that we were pretty much on the same wavelength with regard to the importance of a central character in a story, which predisposed me to him.” Gabaldon was also impressed during those initial meetings by the clarity of the vision Moore had for the series. “He began to share his own philosophy and his take on how things would work,” she goes on. “He said he would like to start [the series] with a little visual prologue that takes place before Outlander [the book] actually starts. He’d show Claire during World War II in a military hospital out in France, saving people’s lives. She is a central character, and we need to fix her in people’s consciousness immediately as the main person of interest. And I am sort of nodding as he is saying all this and going, ‘Yes. You are right.’ I could tell he did know what he was doing and I approved the direction he saw for doing it. “I gave them my blessing to start the script the way Ron wanted to,” Gabaldon explains. A few days later, Moore sent over his pilot script. “I told him when I read it, this is the only thing that I have ever read based on my own work that didn’t make me turn white or burst into flames, so I was favorably impressed.” Moore says gaining Diana’s favor gave them reassurance that they were taking the right direction with her work, which he felt was important given how devoted the series’ readers have proven themselves to be over the years. “We really wanted to engage and keep the fan base that was already there from the books and transfer them over to the TV show,” Moore explains. “Diana had her finger on that pulse for many, many years. She knew them pretty intimately, communicated with them, and had a good sense of what was important to them. She was a good indicator of where we were. She kept us in the lane.” For Davis, Gabaldon’s approval gave the series the ability to credibly move forward. “I don’t know if we could have gone ahead, in my mind, without her approval in some way. We didn’t technically need it, because obviously at that point we had secured the rights. But I think for me, having her approval and having her on board with what we were doing was incredibly important, and I don’t think we could have done it without her.” Finding the right home for the show was the next step, which required the ever-­growing Team Outlander—­at this point comprised of Davis, Moore, and Parnell as well as Sony executives Jamie Er­licht and Zack Van Amburg—­to once again pitch the idea. But Davis says Starz impressed from the very first meeting. “We would walk into every pitch meeting—­me, Ron, the Sony executives—­with this huge stack of [Diana’s] books to show them how much material there was. Starz was the only place we went that they had actually read the first book and were the only ones that also said to us, ‘We want you to stick to the books.’ ” Following that meeting, Outlander the television series was officially greenlit in November 2012 for development and a pilot. Almost two years later, after hiring a writers’ room in Pasadena, California, setting up a transatlantic production in Scotland, and casting the characters readers had been picturing in their minds’ eyes for over two decades, Moore was able to share with Gabaldon the first footage of her world brought to life. Gabaldon remembers that it was behind the scenes at an Outlander fan event in January 2014 when Moore asked if she’d like to take a look. “I said, ‘Yeah, I would.’ He had it on his laptop and we were all sitting back there on this ratty old sofa. He opened his laptop and that is where I saw the first few scenes of Outlander. I was totally fascinated. It was beautiful and it was terrific.” Just shy of twenty-­three years from when Gabaldon first put to paper her story about a woman traveling back in time through standing stones, that story was taking on a new form, as actors breathed life into the beloved characters and the vast beauty of Scotland served as its backdrop. Outlander, the series, takes the story of Claire Beauchamp Randall and James MacKenzie Fraser into a whole new realm, and in this book, that journey is our story. . . .  Read more

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Cinematography: Third Edition

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Pdf:Cinematography: Third Edition.Review 'A great update of this wonderful student text.' -- Stephen H. Burum, ASC'Cinematography is a great tool for both beginning and professional filmmakers alike. This well-organized book, inclusive of the latest technologies, offers choices to anyone interested in film production at any level.' -- Adam Holender, ASC Read more About the Author Kris J. Malkiewicz, author of the classic work Cinematography, is a graduate of the prestigious Polish State Film Academy. He helped to design the film department of the California Institute of the Arts and taught film at the Film Division of The Polytechnic in London, England.M. David Mullen, ASC, graduated from UCLA and the California Institute of the Arts graduate film program. He has photographed nearly thirty films over the past decade and has earned two IFP/Independent Spirit nominations for best cinematography. Read more

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Master Shots Vol 2: Shooting Great Dialogue Scenes

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Pdf:Master Shots Vol 2: Shooting Great Dialogue Scenes.Review 'If there's a cool way to move the camera, Christopher Kenworthy has explained it to us. I can't wait to get it in my students' hands.'-- John Badham, director, Saturday Night Fever, WarGames 'Kenworthy has delivered one of the greatest no-filler books on camera technique I've ever seen, pairing motivation and mechanics to achieve maximum visual impact. This isn't a book of glossary terms, it's a game-changer.'-- Troy DeVolld, Reality TV 'The most comprehensive and practical breakdown of shooting techniques.'-- Neill D. Hicks, Screenwriting 101  'An inspiration for every director, cinematographer, and writer.'-- Stanley D. Williams, director, Nineveh's Crossing  'Any director should read this book to get a feel of the scope of potential in shooting dialogue. And if you can convince your actors to read it as well, finally everyone will be on the same page on set.'-- Erin Corrado, onemoviefivereviews 'How to achieve powerful dialogue scenes. Each explanation is clearly and simply illustrated. A must-have companion to the first Master Shots.'-- Tony Levelle, author, Digital Video Secrets Read more About the Author Christopher Kenworthy worked as a writer, director, and producer for fourteen years. He directed a feature film that played to sold-out screenings in Australia and received strong reviews. He worked on music videos, visual effects tutorials and commercial projects, and is the author of the best-selling Master Shots Vol 1 and Master Shots Vol 2, along with two novels and many short stories, and other film-making books. Read more

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Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin

Pdf Humor Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin

Pdf:Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin.This edition of Herzog on Herzog presents a completely new set of interviews in which Werner Herzog discusses his career from its very beginnings to his most recent productions.Herzog was once hailed by Francois Truffaut as the most important director alive. Famous for his frequentcollaborations with mercurial actor Klaus Kinski - including the epics, Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, and the terrifying Nosferatu - and more recently with documentaries such as Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Into the Abyss, Herzog has built a body of work that is one of the most vital in post-war German cinema.

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The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV and New Media

Pdf Humor The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV and New Media

Pdf:The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV and New Media.Review 'Book outlines the concept of visual presentation as a science, using everything fromt he dynamics of perspective to shape, tone, color and rhythm. A textbook take on what makes visuals work or fall flat.' - Variety'love that it uses classic and contemporary film, eg Run Lola Run, would like to see a DVD or CD-ROM with the film clips, mesh between theory and parctice excellent''concise reference of practical applications''very interesting approach...innovative intersection of theory and practice.' Read more From the Publisher The Visual Story offers those interested in cinematography, production design, directing and screenwriting a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film or video. An understanding of the visual components will serve as the guide in the selection of locations, set dressing, props, wardrobe, lenses, camera positions, lighting, actor staging, and editorial choices. The vocabulary as well as the insight is provided to purposefully control the given components to create the ultimate visual story. For example: know that a saturated yellow will always attract a viewer's eye first; decide to avoid abrupt editing by mastering continuum of movement; and benefit from the suggested list of films to study rhythmic control. The Visual Story shatters the wall between theory and practice, bringing these two aspects of the craft together in an essential connection for all those creating visual stories. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Live Cinema and Its Techniques

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Pdf:Live Cinema and Its Techniques.Review “In this surprising new book―part memoir, part diary, part guide―Francis Ford Coppola reenergizes himself and the reader with his search for a new way of storytelling. Live Cinema and Its Techniques blends elements of Coppola’s autobiography, his encyclopedic knowledge of film and television, and his creative process toward a new language of cinema.” - William Friedkin“This is a gold mine of a book, intensely personal, and a rocket ride to the potential future of cinema/theater/television.  It is simultaneously an intimate confessional and a magic key to the storehouse of Coppola’s hard-won sixty years of wisdom about writing, directing, actors, rehearsals, and groundbreaking technique, and his visionary hopes for the cinematic language.” - Walter Murch“Invoking intimate details of his childhood, some that he’s never shared before, Coppola conjures up the magic world of television in the 1950s.  Readers interested in the new technology will find this an eminently user-friendly book, but it is also peppered with brilliant personal observations about the most basic principles and techniques of filmmaking that will also fascinate readers who have no interest in making live cinema but simply loved The Godfather.” - Wendy Doniger, author of The Ring of Truth, and Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry“Coppola’s natural abilities as a storyteller, regardless of the medium, are evident here. Sections dealing with his relationship to the prehistory of live cinema are as personally revealing as they are fascinating. . . . This consummate filmmaker’s enthusiasm for cinema is infectious.” - Publishers Weekly“A curious and exhilarating account of a master in his field wrestling with a new way to convey his vision. The book begins with an exploration into the history of television in its infancy, when nearly every program was brought to audiences live, and it is peppered throughout with personal asides about how this technique has dogged his entire career. . . . As in his films, Coppola knows how to tell a compelling story. Live cinema, in its new incarnation, and everyone it attracts, will benefit from his insights.” - Michael Ruzicka, Booklist Read more About the Author Francis Ford Coppola, the Academy Award–winning director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, is creating a four-part 'live cinema' movie based on his own family’s multigenerational history. He lives in San Francisco. Read more

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Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Pdf Humor Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Pdf:Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors. The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians.Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown.Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject.The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics.Topics Include:Visual language Visual storytelling Continuity and coverage Cameras and digital sensors Exposure techniques for film and video Color in-depth Understanding digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video Image control and grading on the set The tools and basics of film lighting ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods Optics and focus Camera movement Set operations Green screen, high speed and other topics

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Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image

Pdf Humor Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image

Pdf:Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image.From the Back Cover Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image is a major new critical study of the use of colour in cinema. Using the dialectic of colour and monochrome as a starting point, Paul Coates explores the symbolic meanings that colour bears in different cultures, and engages with a range of critical approaches to filmic colour, building on the work of such theorists as Sergei Eisenstein, Rudolf Arnheim and Stanley Cavell. Coates also provides close analyses of films by directors such as Antonioni, Bergman, Godard, Hitchcock, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Sirk, Kieslowski, Tarkovsky, Von Trier and Zhang Yimou. Coates' focus is on films that deliberately exploit the rich multiplicity of cultural meanings and associations ascribed to colour, including All That Heaven Allows, Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle, The Double Life of Véronique, The Flight of the Red Balloon, Red Desert, Schindler's List, Silent Light, Solaris, The Three Colours Trilogy and The Wizard of Oz. Read more About the Author PAUL COATES is a Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, where he is also at present Acting Chair. He is the author of a number of books, including, most recently, Lucid dreams: the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (ed.) (Flicks Books: Trowbridge, 1999), Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003) andThe Red and the White: The Cinema of People's Poland (London: Wallflower, 2005). Read more

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The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

Pdf Humor The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

Pdf:The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition.The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film.Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.• Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films•  Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras•  Digital editing with the latest video editing systems•  In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing•  The business aspects of funding and producing your project•  Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web

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Grey Gardens

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Pdf:Grey Gardens."I like anything that is even near show business. I don't feel well unless I'm near it." –Little Edie BealeOne of the strangest and subtlest films ever made, the Maysles Brothers' 1975 documentary Grey Gardens today boasts as devoted a following as Harold and Maude. Shot at Grey Gardens, the dilapidated East Hamptons mansion of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, aunt and cousin to Jackie Onassis, this classic of cinema vérité tracks the Beales' eccentric and sequestered lives--which consist mostly of doing nothing, but with a mesmerizing zest and volubility. This volume offers a myriad of illustrations, photographs, film stills, production notes and other archival materials alongside transcripts of the Beales' own stories and conversations edited from unreleased Grey Gardens sound recordings. Structured to mirror the Maysles' approach to the world of the Beales, it resembles the enchanting clutter of the mansion, a self-contained world littered with mementos and ephemera. It also reproduces unpublished photographs by both Albert and David Maysles. With an introduction by Albert Maysles, drawings and illustrations by Albert's daughter, Rebekah Maysles and an appendix with the full transcript of Grey Gardens, as well as an audio CD of sound recordings capturing the Beales at their best, this book is the essential companion to the film and a beautiful testimony to its legacy. The 60-minute CD that comes with the book contains conversations with the Beales and their friends, songs and poetry recited by the two Edies and audio of the Beales during and after watching the film for the first time.

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The Little Prince: The Art of the Movie

Pdf Humor The Little Prince: The Art of the Movie

Pdf:The Little Prince: The Art of the Movie.Review  “This book looks and feels like a piece of art in and of itself, while also providing a great deal of behind the scenes information you couldn’t get otherwise.” - Adventures in Poor Taste “It’s a book about process: how they designed the characters, the settings, the color schemes, and (eventually) the entire, remarkable world of this very special film.” - Flavorwire Gift Guide“Anyone with an interest in animation and how movies are made absolutely needs to have this art book in their library. Anyone who simply likes to look at beautiful things can’t go wrong either.” -  VG Blogger“The landscapes conjured by director Mark Osborne and his team are imaginative delights” - The Film Stage“This tome is loaded with concept art, stills, storyboards, character design sketches, and much more. And it’s not just a picture book, often noting how the process impacted the final product.” - Roger Ebert.com“Fans of The Little Prince and just animation in general should definitely pick this book up.” - Retrenders“Truly, truly excellent.” - Artbook Passion“Anyone with an interest in animation and how movies are made absolutely needs to have this art book in their library. Anyone who simply likes to look at beautiful things can’t go wrong either. It’s both fascinating and inspiring to read about the movie-magic tricks that were used to bring texture, lighting, effects, and different styles of movement to the stop-motion sequences, and to see the process of how a single scene comes together, from painting, to storyboard, to color script, to final render, right before your eyes. The care and passion that went into bringing The Little Prince from book to the Hollywood stage jumps off of every page. If the art book is an accurate indication, moviegoers are in for a marvelous treat.” - VG Blogger gift guide Read more About the Author Ramin Zahed is the former editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles-based publication Animation Magazine. He has been covering the animation and visual effects industry for over fifteen years. Before joining Animag, he was senior editor at Daily Variety and PBS. His articles on different areas of the entertainment business have also appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Wired, and Emmy Magazine. His recent books on animation include The Art of Home, The Art of Rise of the Guardians and The Art of Puss in Boots. Read more

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Alita: Battle Angel - The Art and Making of the Movie

Pdf Humor Alita: Battle Angel - The Art and Making of the Movie

Pdf:Alita: Battle Angel - The Art and Making of the Movie.About the Author Abbie Bernstein is the author of The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Art and Making of The Flash, The Guild: The Official Companion, and The Cabin in the woods: Official Visual Companion. As well as also working on the Much Ado About Nothing: The Official Screenplay, Abbie writes regularly for magazines, including Assignment X, Fangoria, and Buzzy Mag. Read more

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Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire

Pdf Humor Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire

Pdf:Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire.Review “More original insights, provocative asides and thought-inducing speculations than several volumes of a less talented writer’s efforts . . . Thomson, a stylist extraordinaire, has written an unaccountable and irresistible book. He reminds us that in a world of increasing sham, movies have the virtue of being instructive, occasionally enlightening shams—to embrace or ignore, as the case may be, but always full of bright dreams, dark visions and glittering possibilities.” —Daphne Merkin, The New York Times Book Review“Unfailingly provocative. Thomson is pretty much a walking encyclopedia of film history, and this is the kind of subject he can really sink his teeth into. Fascinating and illuminating.” —Booklist“Thomson deploys his encyclopedic knowledge of film so genially and dexterously that readers who are movie aficionados will want to rewatch their favorites through his eyes.” —Publishers Weekly“Literate, frank, and sometimes graphic—another essential volume from an essential writer.” —Kirkus (starred review)“[Thomson] has been called the greatest living writer about film . . . [He] is at his best when he’s mining . . . hidden veins of meaning, noticing a detail in a familiar film that helps you see the movie in a new way.” —Dana Stevens, The Atlantic“A typically concentrated paragraph of David Thomson offers more fervent ideas and intellectual sustenance than many—most?—books. Sleeping With Strangers is a pinwheel of delight revolving around the variegated signals of sexuality and gender identification communicated by the movies and the figures inhabiting them. Thomson makes the two-dimensions of the movies three-dimensional, and you don't have to wear those ridiculous glasses.” —Scott Eyman, author of John Wayne: Life and Legend“David Thomson never fails to dazzle me with his striking, original, and evocative prose. The man has never had a clichéd thought. His splendid and wonderfully idiosyncratic writing about film is always fascinating, always backlit with love and devotion. Sleeping with Strangers is a beautiful, mysterious book, both learned and wickedly entertaining. It is an intimate, passionate interrogation (and celebration) of how cinema has shaped our erotic imaginations and, ultimately, both our secret and public expressions of desire.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Eat the Document“Move over darling film books and make room for another irresistible beauty from David Thomson. No writer makes better love to his subject.' —Patrick McGilligan, author of Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane Read more About the Author DAVID THOMSON is the author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, Moments That Made the Movies, and the pioneering novel Suspects, which was peopled with characters from film. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Pdf Humor Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Pdf:Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need.Review “One of the most comprehensive and insightful how-to's out there. Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the professional screenwriter.” – Todd Black, Producer, Hope Springs, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Antwone Fisher“Want to know how to be a successful writer in Hollywood? The answers are here. Blake Snyder has written an insider's book that's informative ― and funny, too.” – David Hoberman, Producer, Muppets Most Wanted (2014), The Muppets, The Shaggy Dog , Raising Helen, Walking Tall, Monk (TV)'You'd have to look far and wide to find a better book to help you achieve your goals. Quite simply one of the most practical guides to writing mainstream spec scripts on the market.' – Screentalk Magazine Read more

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The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller

Pdf Humor The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller

Pdf:The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller.Review “Truby attempts to inform the entire story, addressing plot, character, tone, symbolism, and dialog. The key here is to grow a script organically rather than force the story into preexisting mechanics . . . Highly recommended.” ―Library Journal“A comprehensive guide to writing stories of all kinds, Truby's tome is invaluable to any writer looking to put an idea to paper.” ―Booklist“The Anatomy Of Story is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting clichés. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting.” ―Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of BEETLEJUICE and co-writer of THE ADDAMS FAMILY“A veritable bible for screenwriters.” ―Backstage“If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script.” ―LA Weekly Read more About the Author John Truby is Hollywood's premier story consultant and founder of Truby's Writers Studio. He has worked as a story consultant and script doctor for Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, FOX, and HBO, among others, and has taught screenwriting to students worldwide. Read more

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Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond

Pdf Humor Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond

Pdf:Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond.Review “These rare Harry Potter images show you Hogwarts like you’ve never seen it before.” (MTV News)“...you need to add to your collection immediately.” (Hello Giggles)“Will show you details about the Harry Potter movie sets you never noticed before (Bustle) Read more About the Author Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films, with her most recent books being J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic: Volume One and Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault. In her first foray into the wizarding world, she edited and contributed to the New York Times bestsellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen. Read more

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World of Flowers: A Coloring Book and Floral Adventure

Pdf Humor World of Flowers: A Coloring Book and Floral Adventure

Pdf:World of Flowers: A Coloring Book and Floral Adventure.Review Praise for Johanna Basford“The artist who made coloring books cool for adults returns with a new masterpiece.” —Smithsonian Magazine“The colorists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford.” —New York Magazine“Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford's imagination.” —Huffington Post“Artist Johanna Basford is at the forefront of the grown up coloring trend. Her whimsical artwork just makes us want to drop all our responsibilities and color forever.” —HelloGiggles Read more About the Author Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books Ivy and the Inky Butterfly, Johanna’s Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Enchanted Forest, and Secret Garden. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees. Read more

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Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf Humor Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf:Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults.Review PRAISE FOR JOHANNA BASFORD'S COLORING BOOKS'The colorists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford.' —New York Magazine'Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford's imagination.' —Huffington Post'Artist Johanna Basford is at the forefront of the grown up coloring trend. Her whimsical artwork just makes us want to drop all our responsibilities and color forever.' —Hello Giggles'This is a breathtakingly beautiful coloring book, full of detail, whimsy, and possibilities. Inspiration invades at the turn of the first page and is guaranteed to capture the imagination and attention of any artist young and old.' —The Children's Book Review  Read more About the Author Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books Johanna's Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Secret Garden, and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees. Visit her online at johannabasford.com. Read more

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Magical Jungle: An Inky Expedition and Coloring Book for Adults

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Pdf:Magical Jungle: An Inky Expedition and Coloring Book for Adults.Review PRAISE FOR JOHANNA BASFORD'S COLORING BOOKS'The colorists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford.' —New York Magazine'Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford's imagination.' —Huffington Post'Artist Johanna Basford is at the forefront of the grown up coloring trend. Her whimsical artwork just makes us want to drop all our responsibilities and color forever.' —Hello Giggles'This is a breathtakingly beautiful coloring book, full of detail, whimsy, and possibilities. Inspiration invades at the turn of the first page and is guaranteed to capture the imagination and attention of any artist young and old.' —The Children's Book Review  Read more About the Author Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her bestselling books Johanna's Christmas, Magical Jungle, Lost Ocean, Secret Garden, and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees. Visit her online at johannabasford.com. Read more

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Harry Potter Memes!: Omnibus Edition!

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Pdf:Harry Potter Memes!: Omnibus Edition!.Get this OMNIBUS VERSION Harry Potter MEMES book for free if you have Amazon Prime/Kindle unlimited!Another great MEMES book! Funny from beginning to end! The funniest ones are at the end to see if you are paying attention ;)This is the best and easiest way to get this ultimate collection of these funtastic memes when you get if for free with Amazon Prime/ Kindle unlimited! Memes for fun and enjoyment. Also for laughs. This ebook contains some great and funny color pictures from all over the internet, a collection of the best memes. This ebook contains over a lot of memes carefully selected for your enjoyment. Make sure to download this book for free if you've got Amazon prime/Kindle unlimited! And just return it when you're done, it's that simple!

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Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians

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Pdf:Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians.In the vein of Neil Strauss’ The Game and Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein comes the fascinating story of one man’s colorful, mysterious, and personal journey into the world of magic, and his unlikely invitation into an underground secret society of revolutionary magicians from around the world.Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch’s head-first dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today’s most brilliant young magicians—a mysterious club known as the52, who are revolutionizing an ancient artform under the mantra Magic Is Dead.Ian brings us with him as he not only gets to know this fascinating world, but also becomes an integral part of it. We meet the52’s founding members—Laura London, Daniel Madison, and Chris Ramsay—and explore their personal demons, professional aspirations, and what drew them to their craft. We join them at private gatherings of the most extraordinary magicians working today, follow them to magic conventions in Las Vegas and England, and discover some of the best tricks of the trade. We also encounter David Blaine; hang out with Penn Jillette; meet Dynamo, the U.K.’s most famous magician; and go behind the scenes of a Netflix magic show. Magic Is Dead is also a chronicle of magic’s rich history and how it has changed in the internet age, as the young guns embrace social media and move away from the old-school take on the craft.As he tells the story of the52, and his role as its most unlikely member, Ian reveals his own connection with trickery and deceit and how he first learned the elements that make magic work from his poker-playing mother. He recalls their adventures in card rooms and casinos after his father’s sudden death, and shares a touching moment that he had, as a working journalist, with his childhood idol Shaquille O’Neal. “Magic—the romanticism of the inexplicable, the awe and admiration of the unexpected—is an underlying force in how we view the world and its myriad possibilities,” Ian writes. As his journey continues, Ian not only becomes a performer and creator of magic—even fooling the late Anthony Bourdain during a chance encounter—he also cements a new brotherhood, and begins to understand his relationship with his father, fifteen years after his death. Written with psychological acuity and a keen eye for detail, Magic Is Dead is an engrossing tale full of wonder and surprise.

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Self-Working Card Tricks (Dover Magic Books)

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Pdf:Self-Working Card Tricks (Dover Magic Books).About the Author Karl Fulves is one of the most respected authorities in the field of magic. For over 40 years, he has written hundreds of books on the subject and taught the art of illusion to thousands of people of all ages. This legendary figure also edited and published such magazines as Epilogue and The Pallbearers Review. Read more

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Expert Card Technique: Close-Up Table Magic

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Pdf:Expert Card Technique: Close-Up Table Magic.Scores of methods — previously known only to card experts — include passes, palming, false shuffles, false cuts, changes, crimps, jogs, reverses, rear palms and more. Altogether, 341 sleights and tricks. 318 illustrations show exact position of fingers and hands. .

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Harry Potter Spell and Potions Book: The Unofficial Book of Magic Spells and Potions

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Pdf:Harry Potter Spell and Potions Book: The Unofficial Book of Magic Spells and Potions.More than 300 charms, hexes, jinxes, potions, poisons, and other fun things from the Harry Potter universe.This is a bundle of two books: the Harry Potter Spell Book, and the Harry Potter Potions Book. Buy now and save 28%.A fantastic gift for someone who loves Harry Potter, and has a sense of humor.(Some jokes in this book may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. Parental discretion is advised.)

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How to Build Medieval Towns and Castles (with step-by-step instructions)

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Pdf:How to Build Medieval Towns and Castles (with step-by-step instructions).One of the Hottest Constructing Guides of the year!!!How to Build Medieval Towns and Castles (with step-by-step instructions) Hello, dear reader, and thank you for taking the time and effort to pick-up this eBook and give it a try. So, before we get started I’d like to answer a simple question – just what is this eBook about? It is a fair question and you deserve to know just what you are getting yourself into, right?For many people the coolest thing about whole gaming experience is that it gives you a feeling of ownership. You make your own stuff - your own home, city, temple, fortress, mansion - heck, you can even build your own Empire! And, of course, you want your stuff to be better than your mate’s stuff. That’s probably why you’ve clicked onto this e-book. Well, it is very simple: In this eBook I will show you a detailed step-by-step guide to creating medieval-themed buildings of various complexities and sizes. We will work on houses, towers, churches, walls and castles in a collaborative effort to make amazing structures. All of the screenshots, crafting recipes and materials that you require will be listed, so don’t worry – this eBook has everything covered!You now have in front of you the step-by-step instructions to create mind-blowing pieces of architecture. So, what are you waiting for?GRAB your copy NOW!!!

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Self-Working Card Tricks: 72 Foolproof Card Miracles for the Amateur Magician (Dover Magic Books)

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Pdf:Self-Working Card Tricks: 72 Foolproof Card Miracles for the Amateur Magician (Dover Magic Books).What is a self-working card trick? A trick that does not depend upon legerdemain or special abilities on the part of the magician, but a trick that works automatically because of the mathematics inherent in the card deck itself. Long practice and supernormal dexterity are not needed to perform these tricks, yet they are often among the most entertaining and most spectacular of all card tricks.Some of these sure-fire tricks are simple, a good place to begin. Others were specially adapted from professional routines and are here presented for the first time for amateurs. Almost all of these tricks can be worked informally, with a borrowed deck of cards. Some also adapt to stage presentation.Individual tricks in this book have sold for more than the price of the entire book. Amateurs can use them to get a start in magic and to feel, at once, the rewards of giving a professional performance. Advanced and professional magicians will find tricks to add to their acts or informal routines. Author Karl Fulves is one of the best-known writers and editors in the field of magic.

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The Expert at the Card Table: Easy Card Tricks That You Can Learn Fast

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Pdf:The Expert at the Card Table: Easy Card Tricks That You Can Learn Fast.The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation, often referred to simply as Erdnase, is a book on cards and magic written in 1901 by S. W. Erdnase, a pseudonymous author whose identity has remained a mystery for over a century. Although it is more a detailed manual for (or, perhaps, exposé of) card sharps, the book is considered to be one of the most influential works on magic or conjuring with cards.

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Magic: Initiate to Adept: A guide for new and returning players

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Pdf:Magic: Initiate to Adept: A guide for new and returning players.This brief guide takes you from a first-time MTG player, with a simple break down of how to play, to a well-versed player with broad knowledge of the game by gathering information from various public forums and personal experience and making it all available in one place. The language of this publication progressively includes more terms specific to the game so new players can obtain a full understanding without getting overwhelmed. Includes a glossary of terms and guilds appendix.Initiate to Adept is also available in print at https://www.createspace.com/5316119

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Magic The Gathering: Strategy Guide For Beginners (MTG, Best Strategies, Winning)

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Pdf:Magic The Gathering: Strategy Guide For Beginners (MTG, Best Strategies, Winning).Do you want to learn the strategies for winning tournaments? Are you worried about your lacking knowledge that gets in your way? Do you need some advice? Are you ready now to go from frustration to dominating the game? Are you tired of banging your head against a wall?If you keep playing poor strategies, do you think you will master the game? Is this working for you?Magic The Gathering: Strategy Guide For Beginners shows you everything you need to get started. This includes an overview of types of players and a look at types of decks for winning. This is a book of action and doesn’t just tell you to try harder. This book will get you moving in the right direction.Packed full of real-life examples for players like you, this book has proven techniques of that have worked for thousands of people. These methods are backed up countless games played, all which will arm you with a mindset primed for deck building with winning in mind.Easy-to-follow examples and sample cards that will release your potential.What happens if you ignore your poor strategies? • Learn what makes a player win.• Why should you care about your understanding what kind of player you are?• What cards will help you start winning• The consequences of ignoring your current strategyHow will you learn to be free from bad habits and poor strategies? • Identify the archetypes of the game• What you can do today to kiss your losing goodbye• Tricks for fighting back against winning decks• How to learn which cards you need to dominateWhat happens when you don’t let life pass you by? • Never wonder "what if" you could have won tournaments!• Wake up every day with high energy and desire to beat even the toughest opponents• Inspire yourself and others to become a winning machine. • Feel comfortable with your gameplay and strategies with your awesome strategies and matching deck. Find out how to let go of your flimsy strategies and take flight towards mastering Magic the Gathering, period.Become the master and show them what you have! Try Magic The Gathering: Strategy Guide For Beginners today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top right of this page! P.S. You’ll be able to notice a jump in your winning within 24 hours.

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Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies

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Pdf:Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies.About the Author Dave Addey is the creator of the website Typeset in the Future, a detailed, geeky, and humorous study of the design and typography of classic science fiction movies. He is a designer, writer, and software developer based in Santa Cruz, California. Matt Zoller Seitz is the editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com, the TV critic for New York Magazine, the author of The Wes Anderson Collection, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Oliver Stone Experience, and Mad Men Carousel, and the coauthor of TV (The Book). He is based in New York City. Read more

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Stop-Motion Puppet Sculpting: A Manual of Foam Injection, Build-Up, and Finishing Techniques

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Pdf:Stop-Motion Puppet Sculpting: A Manual of Foam Injection, Build-Up, and Finishing Techniques.Stop-motion puppet animation is one of the most unusual and demanding art forms in the world. It uses a variety of skills, including design, sculpting, metal work, mold making and casting, taxidermy, filmmaking, storytelling and acting, and can be seen in the simplest commercial spots on television to more complex animated shorts and science fiction and fantasy feature films. This work explains research and design of puppets, and details the fabrication of stop-motion puppets around a metal armature skeleton using the build up and foam injection processes. The former technique uses pre-cut blocks of foam formed with a pair of scissors or other instrument into the shape desired and attaching them to the armature. In the latter technique, the character is sculpted in clay over the armature. This clay sculpture is then replaced with foam by using a plaster mold and injection gun techniques. Finishing techniques described include the making of hair, eyes, eyelids, teeth, horns, nails, and chitinous (insect-shell-like) surfaces. The manual also covers the process of creating replacement heads using rubber molds (such as RTV) and urethane castings. A glossary and bibliography complete the extensively illustrated work.

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The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Pdf:The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel.Review “Eye-popping!” (New York Times Book Review)“A rare follow-up that equals its predecessor, and a welcome post-script from the critic who’s become the definitive voice on all things Anderson.” (Flavorwire)“Like Anderson’s work itself, this book’s visuals will have you coming back to it again and again.” (Boston Globe)“More than a companion piece to the previous book—it's a veritable companion, to be taken along on exotic trips, and to be talked to when nobody is looking.” (Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more About the Author Matt Zoller Seitz, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, is the TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, as well as the editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com. A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited, or produced more than a hundred hours' worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image and The L Magazine, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay, 'Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style,' was later spun off into a New York Times bestselling hardcover book: The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013).  Seitz is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the publisher of Press Play, a blog of film and TV criticism and video essays. He is the director of the 2005 romantic comedy Home.Anne Washburn's plays include Mr. Burns, The Internationalist, A Devil at Noon, and a transadaptation of Euripides’s Orestes. She lives in New York City and, occasionally, Buenos Aires.Max Dalton is a graphic artist living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by way of Barcelona, New York, and Paris. He has published a few books and illustrated some others, including The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013). Max started painiting in 1977, and since 2008, he has been creating posters about music, movies, and pop culture, quickly becoming one of the top names in the industry. Read more

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Transcendental Style in Film

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Pdf:Transcendental Style in Film.Review 'This deep dive into three all-time great moviemakers is the perfect example of why eating your cultural vegetables can be endlessly rewarding, potentially even life-changing.' (MovieMaker)'This is a joy to read, and all the more startling when discovering that Schrader was 24 years old when he wrote the original text.' (The Film Stage 2018-08-14)“Reading Transcendental Style now, it’s impressive not just how vibrant and convincing a study of a cinematic aesthetics it is, but how prescient it feels.” (Art in America 2018-06-20) Read more From the Inside Flap 'A welcome opportunity to revisit one of the few essential works of film theory. You can take issue with Schrader's categories and critera and argue with him as you go, but it's the ground on which the exchange between author and reader occurs that matters most. By exploring and identifying the territory of the transcendental, Paul Schrader and his groundbreaking text illuminate what is most precious in the cinema and, by extension, in art itself.'—Kent Jones, filmmaker, writer, festival director 'For students interested in spirituality and cinema, Transcendental Style in Film is the one book I would label indispensable. A well-read copy should be in every cinephile's library.'—Kenneth R. Morefield, Professor of English, Campbell University 'As a materialist, I have issues with a transcendental approach toward style, even while supporting Paul Schrader’s critical gifts and his passionate interest in three of my favorite filmmakers. But in his new introduction, his observations about slow cinema from Tarkovsky to Kiarostami to Tarr are every bit as compelling as his earlier insights into film noir.'—Jonathan Rosenbaum, author of Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism 'Schrader's book is a classic—one of the very few seminal books on religion/spirituality and film. His new introduction linking transcendental style to the time-images of Deleuze and Tarkovsky, as well as slow cinema, which followed, only adds to its importance. A must read!'—Robert K. Johnston, Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue 'Before most of us, Paul Schrader sensed, deep in the bones of cinematic form, a potential for spiritual expression. This seminal work has set the terms of the film and religion discussion for decades now. Whether you are fully persuaded by his argument or not, Schrader compels you to take both cinematic form and the impulse toward transcendence seriously. This book remains essential.'—Joseph G. Kickasola, Professor of Film and Digital Media, Baylor University, and author of The Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski: The Liminal Image 'Paul Schrader's Transcendental Style in Film was a work of striking originality when it appeared some forty-five years ago, all the more remarkable for having been written by a twenty-four-year-old. Though the term 'transcendental style' was in the air, no one before Schrader had identified and analyzed the style with such acuity and depth as he did, and with such wide acquaintance with the relevant literature of philosophical aesthetics and film theory. Since then, the book has become a classic in the history of film theory; its re-issuance, with a lengthy new introduction by Schrader, is welcome. The new introduction is titled 'Rethinking Transcendental Style,' but it turns out that everything Schrader wrote forty-five years ago about transcendental style has stood the test of time. What the new introduction does is set transcendental style within the context of the proliferation in recent decades of anti-narrative 'slow films.' The new introduction is as rich and illuminating in its analyses of these new developments as was the original text of the transcendental style, making clear how these new developments, though superficially similar, are yet fundamentally different.'—Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University, and author of Art Rethought 'With an extensive new introduction, Paul Schrader brings his influential work on transcendental style up to date, relating it to contemporary slow cinema and to recent developments in film criticism. This book is essential for anyone interested in the means by which narrative film can encourage spectators to 'lean into' the film, to experience contemplation and the transcendent.'—Carl Plantinga, author of Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs

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Pdf:The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs.About the Author Lauren Wilford and Ryan Stevenson are editors at Bright Wall/Dark Room, a magazine that publishes long-form, carefully considered takes on film. They have been married and collaborating since 2015, and are currently based in Providence, Rhode Island.Matt Zoller Seitz is the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com; the TV critic for New York magazine; the author of The Wes Anderson Collection, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Oliver Stone Experience, and Mad Men Carousel; and the coauthor of TV (The Book). He is based in New York City. ​Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou are the co-creators of the online video essay series Every Frame a Painting. Their joint work has also appeared in the Criterion Collection and on the streaming service FilmStruck. They currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia, where they work in the animation industry.   Read more

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The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

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Pdf:The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together.Review “…fans of Joel and Ethan Coen will appreciate this oversized guide to their offbeat oeuvre…” (Newsday)“...it would make a great gift for any Coen fan-boy or fan-girl in your life.” (NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour)“…a marvelous mixture of well-designed coffee table book and thoughtful analysis of a filmmaking team…” (Flavorwire)“..this detailed compendium is a cinephile’s delight.”   (BookPage)'… film critic Adam Nayman weaves biography, critical analysis, and interviews with Coen collaborators (including longtime cinematographer Roger Deakins) to present the definitive history of the Coen brothers oeuvre.” (Indiewire)“Packed with full page color stills, behind-the-scenes stories, interviews and insightful analysis of each film, this book will put a smile on the face of all film buffs.” (The Detroit Free Press)'...filled with glossy, well-chosen pictures as well as thoughtful, eloquent analysis...' (Filmmaker Magazine)'...a deep dive into the Coen cinematic universe.' (PureWow)“...this book is sure to please the ultimate Coen brothers fan.”   (The Wichita Eagle)'...a king-sized guide to the filmmaker’s offbeat oeuvre combining critical text, biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators all in one big package.' (The Playlist) Read more About the Author Adam Nayman is a contributing editor for Cinema Scope and writes on film for The Ringer, Sight and Sound, Reverse Shot, and Little White Lies. He has written books on Showgirls and the films of Ben Wheatley, and lectures on cinema and journalism at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. Read more

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George Lucas: A Life

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Pdf:George Lucas: A Life.The definitive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers ever - George Lucas. On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere 32 American movie theatres. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. And if that wasn't game changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones and completely revolutionized the world of special effects, not to mention sound systems. His work and legacy have led to a rash of innovation and democratization in film and television. Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past 50 years. He is an icon, and his fans will be eager to listen to a biography as impressive as his achievements - especially in the midst of J. J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Wars franchise.

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George Lucas: A Life

Pdf Humor George Lucas: A Life

Pdf:George Lucas: A Life.Review Praise for George LucasOne of the Best Books of 2016 - KirkusA San Francisco Chronicle and The Globe and Mail Holiday Gift Guide Pick One of Bustle's 'Best Nonfiction Books of December' One of Amazon's Best Books of December'George Lucas is a terrific book! Brian Jay Jones has pulled off the rare trick of a writing a biography that appeals to both hard-core fans and casual readers. It is filled with fascinating details, backed up by deep and dogged research, woven into a breezy, fast-paced story that effortlessly pulls the reader into Lucas's world. Future film buffs and historians will look back on George Lucas as a landmark achievement.'―Debby Applegate, Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher'Like the famous opening shot of the very first Star Wars, George Lucas: A Life is sweeping, humbling, and instantly transports you into the world of the mad dreamer. Fellow nerds unite! Finally, we get a book that examines the history of a titan who really changed our lives. Beautifully obsessive and relishes every detail. Just like us.'―Brad Meltzer'A sweeping, perceptive biography. This in-depth portrait...is never less than fascinating. Masterful and engaging: just what Lucas' fans and buffs, who love the nitty-gritty of filmmaking, have been waiting for.'―Kirkus (starred review)'Maestro biographer Jones tackles another brilliant entertainer. The world knows George Lucas as the filmmaker who brought us Star Wars, one of the most iconic Hollywood franchises in history, but as Jones' in-depth, fascinating, and even gripping exploration reveals, Lucas is much more than a gifted storyteller....Jones digs deep to limn the highs and lows of Lucas' career and life, capturing his drive and innovation in crisp, sparkling prose. Masterful and essential for film and pop culture enthusiasts.'―Booklist (starred review)'The collective double take over Star Was never gets old.... Jones, who comes to Lucas from a celebrated life of Jim Henson, tells a more straightforward story in definitive detail.'―Tom Shone, New York Times'Exhaustively chronicles the life and movies of George Lucas, arguably America's most successful filmmaker. [T]ells in granular detail how his films were produced: from initial concept and scriptwriting, to casting and location selections, to the filming and, most importantly for Lucas's process, the editing. [P]roves Lucas's singular legacy is well deserved.'―Publishers Weekly'Engaging... Jones captures the bone-crushing work, the frustrations with film studio overlords and the near failures that resulted in ground-breaking films like American Graffiti and Star Wars.'―Jane Ciabattari, BBC'The most compelling part of Brian Jay Jones' very readable book covers the years in which this kid went from a provincial, and nearly rural, childhood to studying illustration and going to film school at the University of Southern California.... [Jones'] narrative of the ordeal [of making Star Wars] and triumph makes wonderful reading.... Jones is a good storyteller... he proves that an American billionaire can be an odd, brilliant but quite ordinary fellow.'―David Thomson, San Francisco Chronicle'Lucas changed not only the way movies are made but even the way they are shown...Jones mines the literature on Lucas's life and work to produce an admirably comprehensive view.'―Charles Matthews, Washington Post'A fast-paced portrait of the reclusive and visionary George Lucas. His rise from unknown, budget-stretched writer to film industry legend is all here. And it's told through anecdotes and insights that build out the man behind the creation. The perspectives from colleagues, competitors, mentors and friends are at times brutally honest.... It's the one biography for casual and die-hard fans alike.'―G. Clay Whittaker, Rolling Stone Read more About the Author Brian Jay Jones is the author of the New York Times bestseller Jim Henson: The Biography. He worked for nearly two decades as a public policy analyst and speechwriter, and has a degree in English literature from the University of New Mexico. He lives in Maryland with his wife. Read more

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Tim Burton

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Pdf:Tim Burton.Tim Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking over the past three decades. With a visual style inspired by the aesthetics of animation and silent comedy, Burton's work melds the exotic, the horrific and the comic, manipulating expressionism and fantasy with the skill of a graphic novelist. Published to accompany a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, this affordable volume considers Burton's career as an artist and filmmaker. It narrates the evolution of his creative practices, following the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature oeuvre. Illustrated with works on paper, moving-image stills, drawn and painted concept art, puppets and maquettes, storyboards and examples of his work as a graphic artist for his non-film projects, this volume sheds new light on Burton and presents previously unseen works from the artist's personal archive.Acclaimed American filmmaker Tim Burton (born 1958) is known for his dark, gothic films about quirky outsiders, many of which are both Hollywood blockbusters and cult classics. To date they have been nominated for 16 Academy Awards and have won six. They include Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Beetle Juice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow, (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride (both 2005) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), among others. Alice in Wonderland is slated for 2010. Burton has collaborated extensively with composer Danny Elfman and with actors Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

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The Coen Brothers (Text-Only Edition): This Book Really Ties the Films Together

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Pdf:The Coen Brothers (Text-Only Edition): This Book Really Ties the Films Together.From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness.” The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.

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Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made

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Pdf:Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made.About the Author Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from NYU/International Center of Photography. She is editor of photography, film, and design titles, including Some Like It Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs, and Marc Newson. Works. Read more

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The Pedro Almodóvar Archives

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Pdf:The Pedro Almodóvar Archives.About the Author Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, movie stars, and film posters. Read more

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Beyond the Frame: The Films and Film Theory of Andrei Tarkovsky

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Pdf:Beyond the Frame: The Films and Film Theory of Andrei Tarkovsky.Beyond the Frame: The Films and Film Theory of Andrei Tarkovsky is a vibrant and critically informed exploration of one of the giants of twentieth century film. Despite Tarkovsky's almost canonized position in the pantheon of great directors and his substantial influence on European Art Cinema, writings on him are surprisingly scarce. Compared to his peers like Ingmar Bergman, who described Tarkovsky as “the greatest, the one who invented a new language,” or Akira Kurosawa, who once said about Tarkovsky, “Probably there is no equal among film directors alive”, there are considerably fewer book length academic studies of his films. However, in just seven completed feature films, two of which were made in exile, Tarkovsky managed to create one of the most cohesive and compelling bodies of work in the history of cinema. Beyond the Frame: The Films and Film Theory of Andrei Tarkovsky is an academic yet accessible engagement with not only Tarkovsky's films but also his often neglected film theory. It features chapters on each of his films from his remarkable debut Ivan's Childhood (1962), through his defining works Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975) and Stalker (1979) before turning to his two films in exile, Nostalghia (1983) and The Sacrifice (1986). It examines and interrogates a range of issues growing in currency in contemporary film theory which are revealed also to be the cornerstones of Tarkovsky's oeuvre, from studies of memory and experience, to representations of autobiography and time. The project explores Tarkovsky's place in film history and theory, revealing him to be both a director and a theorist sui generis.

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Christian Petzold (Contemporary Film Directors)

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Pdf:Christian Petzold (Contemporary Film Directors).In eleven feature films across two decades, Christian Petzold has established himself as the most critically celebrated director in contemporary Germany. The best-known and most influential member of the Berlin School, Petzold's career reflects the trajectory of German film from 1970s New German Cinema to more popular fare in the 1990s and back again to critically engaged and politically committed filmmaking.In the first book-length study on Petzold in English, Jaimey Fisher frames Petzold's cinema at the intersection of international art cinema and sophisticated genre cinema. This approach places his work in the context of global cinema and invites comparisons to the work of directors like Pedro Almodovar and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who repeatedly deploy and reconfigure genre cinema to their own ends. These generic aspects constitute a cosmopolitan gesture in Petzold's work as he interprets and elaborates on cult genre films and popular genres, including horror, film noir, and melodrama. Fisher explores these popular genres while injecting them with themes like terrorism, globalization, and immigration, central issues for European art cinema. The volume also includes an extended original interview with the director about his work.

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The Coen Brothers

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Pdf:The Coen Brothers.A playfully critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmographyFrom such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness." The book combines critical text - biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators - with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre.

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Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking

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Pdf:Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking.A cinephile's dream: the chance to follow legendary director Woody Allen throughout the creation of a film - from inception to premiere - and to enjoy his reflections on some of the finest artists in the history of cinema. Eric Lax has been with Woody Allen almost every step of the way. He chronicled Allen's transformation from stand-up comedian to filmmaker in On Being Funny (1975). His international best seller, Woody Allen: A Biography (1991), was a portrait of a director hitting his stride. Conversations with Woody Allen comprised interviews that illustrated Allen's evolution from 1971 to 2008. Now, Lax invites us onto the set - and even further behind the scenes - of Allen's Irrational Man, which was released in 2015, and starred Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. Revealing the intimate details of Allen's filmmaking process, Lax shows us the screenplay being shaped, the scenes being prepared, the actors, cinematographers, other crew members, the editors, all engaged in their work. We hear Allen's colleagues speak candidly about working with him, and Allen speaking with equal openness about his lifetime's work. An unprecedented revelation of one of the foremost filmmakers of our time, Start to Finish is sure to delight not only movie buffs and Allen fans, but everyone who has marveled at the seeming magic of the artistic process.

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The Name above the Title: An Autobiography

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Pdf:The Name above the Title: An Autobiography.From the Back Cover Although Frank Capra (1897-1991) is best known as the director of It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, and It's a Wonderful Life, he was also an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as a behind-the-scenes force in the Director's Guild, the Motion Picture Academy, and the Producer's Guild. He worked with or knew socially everyone in the movie business from Mack Sennett, Chaplin, and Keaton in the silent era, through the illustrious names of the golden age. He directed Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, and others. Reading his autobiography is like having Capra sitting in your living room, regaling you with his anecdotes. In The Name Above the Title he reveals the deeply personal story of how, despite winning six Academy Awards, he struggled throughout his life against the glamors, vagaries, and frustrations of Hollywood for the creative freedom to make some of the most memorable films of all time. Read more About the Author Frank Capra (1897–1991) directed many films in Hollywood, including It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, and It's a Wonderful Life. Read more

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Hidden Hitchcock

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Pdf:Hidden Hitchcock.Review “Clever and elegant, this super close-up look at just a few moments in Strangers on a Train, Rope, and The Wrong Man goes to the heart of what it means to ‘view’ and ‘read’ any film—and by extension, any work of representational art. Because it brings the issue of interpretation back to the table, I would recommend Hidden Hitchcock to everyone who cares about the value and power of movies.” (Dudley Andrew, Yale University)“The drama of Hidden Hitchcock is an amour fou between its subject and its author, the hypervigilant viewer whom Hitchcock baits with meaningless discrepancies and rankling imperfections. Studying those imperfections can be deranging, and one way to read Miller’s book is as an essay on the obsessive, socially isolating behavior moviegoing involves.” (Max Nelson, Cineaste)“Miller offers . . .  a way to rethink the ways we watch and engage with all films, not just the Hitchcockian ones.” (Popmatters)'For D. A. Miller, in his . . . excellent new book, Hidden Hitchcock, the master's films don’t only teach us, they tease us. Not a bullying kind of teasing so much as a strip kind of teasing, which is to say, they show us everything, just not that. A big part of Hidden Hitchcock's considerable pleasure lies in trying to figure just what that is. Miller takes us on an almost Herzogian (Werner, with a bit of Moses mixed in) quest to uncover a hidden drama playing out in the background of Hitchcock’s films. . . . Ultimately, Miller's book is a powerful polemic in favor of an old-school, deeply imaginative, defiantly subjective mode of interpretation that we might associate with Susan Sontag at her best, or Roland Barthes pretty much all the time. And it returns us to the problem of the unconscious in an era when theorists keep trying to wish it away.'   (Ben Kafka, Artforum)'Miller’s enjoyable, vivacious romp through viewing and reviewing the cinema of Hitchcock pioneers a compelling new approach to viewership and carves out new scholarly territory. This is a major contribution to the literature on Hitchcock and film studies more broadly. Essential.' (Choice)Tthe incredibly close formalist reading on display in Hidden Hitchcock should not be taken as a turning away from Miller’s more obviously political work on discipline and surveillance (in a Foucauldian sense), or on queerness, the closet, and textual pleasure. Rather it marks a continuation of a longrunning concern, namely, how the person, willingly or defiantly or ambivalently, is incarnated in narrative form, not by the smooth running of hermeneutic codes, nor by repressive enclosure, but by the very breakdowns, lapses, and stutterings of style.' (Film Quarterly)'Miller’s too-close readings asks those who follow to surrender the pleasures it derails for the much more tendentious, even obsessive-compulsive, pleasures it offers in return.”  (Hitchcock Annual) Read more About the Author D. A. Miller is Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley. His recent books include 8 ½ and Jane Austen, or the Secret of Style. In 2013, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.     Read more

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Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair

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Pdf:Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair.More than a how-to book, this classic guidebook to the director's craft is a tool for those looking to translate the page to the stage—or to the screen—and is of immense value to actors, writers, students, and teachers. Essential for any student of theater or film, here is what all directors need to know—and what every actor, scriptwriter, and audience member wants them to know. It includes four appendices, an original acting exercise, a recommended reading list, and a helpful index.

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Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, Revised and Updated Edition

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Pdf:Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, Revised and Updated Edition.Review 'Informative and delightful … wonderful personal observations … Maltin has presented a history both readable and captivating.' —The Hollywood Reporter'Lovingly detailed … wonderfully written … an excellent book.' —New York Times Book Review'The most complete history of animation available.' —Los Angeles Times'Maltin is an impressive archivist and a lively chronicler.' —Publisher's Weekly Read more About the Author Leonard Maltin is an American film critic and historian. His many books include Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen, and Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Read more

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Steven Universe Deluxe Hardcover Blank Sketchbook: Rebecca Sugar Edition

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Pdf:Steven Universe Deluxe Hardcover Blank Sketchbook: Rebecca Sugar Edition.About the Author Rebecca Sugar is the creator of Steven Universe and was the first woman to independently create a show for Cartoon Network. She previously worked as a writer and storyboard artist on the popular animated series Adventure Time and has earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her work on both shows.    Read more

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The Art of Coco

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Pdf:The Art of Coco.Review 'Pixar's Coco, besides being a joyful tearjerker, is also an absolutely beautiful film. That beauty also extends to the development process, which is explored in The Art Of Coco, the latest in the long line of excellent Pixar 'Art Of' books from Chronicle. It makes me want to see the film again.'-A Site Called Fred'the book is filled with wonderful visuals: concept art of the characters, ranging from sketches to paintings to digital illustrations to clay sculpts. There are lush illustrations of the land of the dead, and storyboards for some of the scenes.'-GeekDad'Art of books function as learning tools for animated films and this one is no different. The artists detail their processes from character design to lighting to storyboards. These insights help animation fans broaden their knowledge and their appreciation. The amount of meticulous and precise details just can't be overstated, especially with a film like Coco. The sheer breadth of the land of the dead alone is astounding...The Art of Coco is overflowing with stunning imagery and is an excellent companion to the film.' -PixarPlanet Read more About the Author John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award® winner, director, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and principal creative officer at Walt Disney Imagineering.Lee Unkrich is the director of Coco. He was co-director of Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc, and Toy Story 2, and director of the Academy Award®-winning Toy Story 3.Adrian Molina is the co-director and writer of Coco. He has worked on the Academy Award®-winning feature films Ratatouille and Toy Story 3, and was a story artist for Monsters University. Read more

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The World According to Rick (A Rick and Morty Book)

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Pdf:The World According to Rick (A Rick and Morty Book).Review 'In the golden age of narrative TV, cartoons offer countervailing subversive pleasures: They're juvenile, satiric, surreal. Those words all apply to the wild spree Rick and Morty.'―People Weekly'Funny and edgy... There are shades of Futurama, South Park, and even Beetlejuice in the half-hour show, but at the same time, it has the right amount of edge and wackiness to feel entirely original... Harmon and Roiland take a stock situation of a kid and his lovable granddad and turn it on its head, but not before spinning it around and around. The animation, overseen by art director James McDermott, is fresh, colorful and as wacky as the script.'―San Francisco Chronicle'A blistering, demented animated series... The audaciousness of this inventive series... The wisdom dispensed by Rick may be open to question, but you have to admire the bluntness. Grandparenting at its unhinged finest.'―The New York Times'A wonderfully cynical sci-fi comedy, but its second-season finale affirmed the show's secret humanity... Both innovative and classical in its storytelling... It's about characters who take multi-dimensional leaps and bounds with every episode-but also confronts relatable human truths about the intangible pull of family and loyalty.'―The Atlantic Read more About the Author Rick Sanchez is a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick lives with his daughter Beth's family and constantly brings her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.Matt Carson lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. He does yoyo tricks and is the author of over 4,000 haikus about famous dead people called Haikubituaries. This is his first book of compiled quotations from a science fiction cartoon show. Read more

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The Color of Pixar

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Pdf:The Color of Pixar.Review 'A unique little picture book (with virtually no text) that clearly demonstrates how color is creatively employed in Pixar features. No other words are necessary - except one: Delightful!'-Cartoon Research'it's a book that long-time Pixar fans will enjoy poring over, because each frame will bring back memories of watching these films.'-GeekDad'What you get is a hundreds of iconic-looking Pixar artworks to immerse yourself in, and if that's your bag, then you're certain to love this book.'ImagineFX Read more About the Author Tia Kratter joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1993 during production of the studio's first feature film, Toy Story. She was the shader art director on five films, including Brave. She currently manages Pixar University's art and film education classes.John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award® winner, director, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and principal creative officer at Walt Disney Imagineering. Read more

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The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

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Pdf:The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.Review 'My favorite part, though, is diving into the design of the internet itself. What should email look like, or eBay, or YouTube? What do the users look like, and how do they get around? The filmmakers had to make countless decisions about what the internet would be as a physical place, and it's a lot of fun to see the various ways that things could have turned out. Oh, and the logos: there are so many of them, because the movie needed to plaster them everywhere, so the graphics teams were given free reign to come up with app names and logo designs, many of which you see floating by during the end credits of the movie. In this book, you'll get a chance to peruse those a little more.'-Geek DadHoliday Gift Guide pick -The Mary Sue'features a wonderful array of concept art from the creation of the film, and it is always endlessly fascinating to glimpse at the ideas that almost were, or how far the development of various characters or set pieces have evolved before the finished product.'-Mickey Mindset'What an AWESOME BOOK. 5 out of 5' -Character Design blog Read more About the Author Jessica Julius is director, creative affairs, at Walt Disney Animation Studios and author of The Art of Zootopia. She lives in Los Angeles.Phil Johnston is the director and screenwriter of Ralph Breaks the Internet. He co-wrote Zootopia and Wreck-It Ralph.Rich Moore is the director of Ralph Breaks the Internet, the Oscar-winning Zootopia, and Wreck-it Ralph. Read more

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How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women

Pdf Humor How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women

Pdf:How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women.About the Author Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian, speaker and author of the bestselling book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. She built her comedy career in between working as a user experience designer for companies like Yahoo! and Google, where she was fed free lunches and lots of material. She is the creator of satirical blog TheCooperReview.com, which attracts millions of readers around the world and has been featured in The Washington Post, Forbes, Fast Company and countless other publications. Sarah lives in New York City with this guy named Jeff. Read more

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When's Happy Hour?: Work Hard So You Can Hardly Work

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Pdf:When's Happy Hour?: Work Hard So You Can Hardly Work.Review Praise for When's Happy Hour? “With their new book, the Betches have embraced two of my favorite things: feminism and getting shit done. Their advice for succeeding in your career is profane and practical, high on straight-talk and low on bullshit. From one betch to another—highly recommended.”   (Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Get Your Sh*t Together)'Everybody should buy this book! I don’t even understand what these Betches do, but they’re making a fortune doing it!!!”  (Kelly Ripa, host of Live with Kelly and Ryan)“Here are the secrets you need to know to replace that boss you can’t stand, and be somebody else’s boss that they can’t stand.” (Claudia Oshry, @GirlWithNoJob)'There's no guarantee that reading this book will make you successful, but if it doesn't, you'll at least definitely know - it's not them, it's you.' (Michelle Wolf, host of The Break with Michelle Wolf)“Do not even think about taking over the world until you’ve read this book.”  (Whitney Cummings, author of I'm Fine... and Other Lies)'If you've ever found yourself crying in a bathroom stall at your corporate job, or wondering who the magical unicorns are that actually know what the F they want to do with their lives, this book is for you. When's Happy Hour? is a hilarious, strategic, and practical guide to getting your life together and taking pride in your career path. The Betches will teach you how to confidently ask for a promotion, decode email lingo, and realize why it's imperative that you do not get blasted at a company party and accidentally hook up with the IT guy. Pour a skinny marg, dive in, and get ready to be the #BossBetch you've always dreamed of being.'   (Cara Alwill Leyba, author of Girl Code and Like She Owns the Place)'When’s Happy Hour? is both candid and hilarious and offers insightful advice for anyone who is reevaluating their work and pursuing their true calling. It walks women through every aspect of the workforce from crafting a resume to furthering your career once you nail down the position you want. A must-read for women everywhere!' (Lori Harder, author of A Tribe Called Bliss)“You can't stop these Betches! When’s Happy Hour? delivers a strong dose of humor while also sharing real world insight on how to thrive professionally. The perfect mix of LOL meme worthy moments and profound truths makes for a must read for any lady grinding it out.”   (Jaclyn Johnson, CEO & Founder of Create & Cultivate and Author of WorkParty)'Jordana, Samantha, and Aleen founded a wildly successful company before they even graduated college—seven years later, they’re sharing how they did it. WHEN'S HAPPY HOUR? should be required reading for any woman who wants to blaze her own path in life, create wealth, and find true and lasting passion in her work.'  (Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister)Praise for I Had A Nice Time And Other Lies... 'Guys are a nightmare. Dating is a nightmare. I'm a nightmare. But this book makes sense of it all, which is all I could ask of a romance novel. This was a romance novel right?' (Babe Walker, New York Times bestselling author of PSYCHOS: A White Girl Problems Book) Read more About the Author Jordana, Aleen, and Samantha are the Founders of Betches Media. Betches started as a website and is now a viral social media and digital humor company.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company

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Pdf:The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company.The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of visionary businessman Steve Jobs and animating genius John Lasseter, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Steve Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar's complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.

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The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine

Pdf Humor The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine

Pdf:The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine.Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling are virtually unknown outside of Hollywood and little-remembered even there, but as General Manager and Head of Publicity for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, they lorded over all the stars in Hollywood’s golden age from the 1920s through the 1940s—including legends like Garbo, Dietrich, Gable and Garland. When MGM stars found themselves in trouble, it was Eddie and Howard who took care of them—solved their problems, hid their crimes, and kept their secrets. They were “the Fixers.” At a time when image meant everything and the stars were worth millions to the studios that owned them, Mannix and Strickling were the most important men at MGM. Through a complex web of contacts in every arena, from reporters and doctors to corrupt police and district attorneys, they covered up some of the most notorious crimes and scandals in Hollywood history, keeping stars out of jail and, more importantly, their names out of the papers. They handled problems as diverse as the murder of Paul Bern (husband of MGM’s biggest star, Jean Harlow), the studio-directed drug addictions of Judy Garland, the murder of Ted Healy (creator of The Three Stooges) at the hands of Wallace Beery, and arranging for an unmarried Loretta Young to adopt her own child—a child fathered by a married Clark Gable. Through exhaustive research and interviews with contemporaries, this is the never-before-told story of Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling. The dual biography describes how a mob-related New Jersey laborer and the quiet son of a grocer became the most powerful men at the biggest studio in the world.

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Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film

Pdf Humor Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film

Pdf:Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film.Number #1 New Bestseller!"After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels..." - Ann RichardsWomen have been instrumental in the success of American cinema since its very beginning. One of the first people to ever pick up a motion picture camera was a woman. As was the first screenwriter to win two Academy Awards, the inventor of the boom microphone and the first person to be credited with the title Film Editor. Throughout the entire history of Hollywood women have been revolutionizing, innovating, and shaping how we make movies. Yet their stories are rarely shared.This is what film reporter Alicia Malone wants to change. "Backwards and in Heels" tells the history of women in film in a different way, with stories about incredible ladies who made their mark throughout each era of Hollywood. From the first women directors, to the iconic movie stars, and present day activists. Each of these stories are inspiring in the accomplishments of women, and they also highlight the specific obstacles women have had to face. "Backwards and in Heels" combines research and exclusive interviews with influential women and men working in Hollywood today, such as Geena Davis, J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Octavia Spencer, America Ferrera, Paul Feig, Todd Fisher and many more, as well as film professors, historians and experts.Think of "Backwards and in Heels" as a guidebook, your entry into the complex world of women in film. Join Alicia Malone as she champions Hollywood women of the past and present, and looks to the future with the hopes of leveling out the playing field.

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Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian

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Pdf:Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian.This entertaining and sharply written guide—for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers—examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Moms Mabley, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and more as a means of illustrating the most important techniques of performing and writing stand-up.Here, Stephen Rosenfield lays out a clear plan for achieving success, candidly explaining what works, what doesn't, and why. Including a 12-item "Successful Comedian's To-Do List," Rosenfield states, "Get undeniably good at each of these and you can kiss your day job good-bye. You will be a pro."The New York Times heralded Stephen Rosenfield as "probably the best known comedy teacher in the country." His alumni include some of today's most prominent comedians and comedy writers, such as Lena Dunham, Jim Gaffigan, Eric Slovin, and Jessica Kirson. Rosenfield has directed, coached, and/or written for these and hundreds of other comedians. As a pioneer in the field of teaching comedy, he founded the American Comedy Institute, the premier stand-up comedy school in the United States, in 1989.

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The Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom Up

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Pdf:The Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom Up.It's like something out of a Hollywood potboiler: Start out in the mailroom, end up a mogul. Only for dozens of Hollywood's brightest, it happens to be true. Some of the biggest names in entertainment - including David Geffen, Barry Diller, and Mike Ovitz - began as trainees in musty talent agency mailrooms. Now, in this fascinating new book, veteran Hollywood writer David Rensin travels behind the scenes and through 65 years of show business history to tell the real stories of the marvelous careers that began - and in some cases ended - in the mailroom.Based on more than 200 interviews, Rensin unfolds the never-before-told history of an American institution - in the voices of the people who lived it. Through seven decades of glamour and humiliation, lousy pay and incredible perks, killer egos and a kill-or-be-killed ethos, you'll go where the trainees go, do what they must do to get ahead, and hear the best insider stories from the Hollywood everyone knows about but no one really knows. The kids in The Mailroom have done it all: from hanging out with Elvis to delivering a senior agent's urine sample to the doctor; from pouring drinks for Sinatra to sending ice to Johnny Carson on the Nile; from crashing the Academy Awards ceremony to hoping to deliver more than just the mail to sexy actresses' homes.The Mailroom reveals why Harvard MBAs fight, turning down secure six-digit corporate salaries, to start work at a major agency for less than $400 a week; what it takes to appease impossible bosses, outsmart the competition, and "agent" the agents; and how a hungry, star-struck kid can become the next Geffen or Diller by sorting mail, eavesdropping on crucial conversations, and trying anything to get noticed.Full of revealing stories and delicious dish, The Mailroom is not only a nonstop, engrossing listen, but a crash course, taught by the experts, on how to succeed in Hollywood through hard work, shrewd manipulation, and a hell of a lot of nerve. The Mailroom is classic Hollywood - a vibrant and complex tapestry of dreams, desire, exploitation, power, and genuine talent. If you want to know who rules Hollywood and how they got their power, if you want to know how to start with nothing and get ahead in any business, this is the audiobook you must listen to.

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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film

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Pdf:Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film.Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines - the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films - that have powered them. Peter Biskind profiles the people who took the independent movement from obscurity to the Oscars, most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax an indie powerhouse. Candid, penetrating and controversial, Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world.

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Script Supervision for New Cinema

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Pdf:Script Supervision for New Cinema.Review 'This book is not only an informative and easy read, but is packed full of absolutely essential information for anyone wanting to venture into this complex world...The level and quality of practical examples - breakdowns, storyboards, logs, shot lists, hints and the language of film making - is astonishing. In my opinion, the author has far outdone anything which has gone before – the book should be on every educator's list of suggested reading for film students.'-- Wendy Laybourn, Network Nine 'This volume is much more than a text geared for aspiring script supervisors. It provides aspiring filmmakers with valuable lessons about the collaborative and complex world of narrative storytelling, a world in which people in many different roles must work together for a common purpose. Invaluable as a primary or supplemental text for narrative film classes and for professionals looking to broaden their knowledge about the narrative production process... Summing Up: Highly recommended.' - M. A. Bay, Southern Connecticut State University, CHOICE Read more About the Author Mary Cybulski is a script supervisor with more than twenty years experience. She has learned and invented techniques that have made her one of the most skilled and valued script supervisors in the US. She is the first call for many of our most inventive directors: John Sayles, David Mamet, Jodie Foster, M. Night Shyamalan, Ang Lee, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Tony Gilroy. During these years she has developed her craft by both learning and inventing professional techniques.Cybulski has been a guest lecturer at NYU grad film, NYU grad acting, Columbia film school, Trinity College department of theatre, One on One acting workshop in NYC, and have mentored and trained dozens of hopeful script supervisors. I have made award winning short films, written and sold scripts for feature films, directed a feature film, worked in the camera department, the sound department, the production office, designed and shot visual effects. This additional film work has added insight to her craft and given her valuable skills, the ability to understand what a director needs and how to coordinate her work with the rest of the filmmaking team. Read more

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Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It

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Pdf:Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It.Told through a series of larger-than-life snapshots, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate.Brittany Gibbons has been a plus size her whole life. But instead of hiding herself in the shadows of thinner women, Brittany became a wildly popular blogger and national spokesmodel—known for stripping on stage at TedX and standing in Times Square in a bikini on national television, and making skinny people everywhere uncomfortable.Talking honestly about size and body image on her popular blog, brittanyherself.com, she has ignited a national conversation. Now in her first book, she shares hilarious and painfully true stories about her life as a weird overweight girl growing up in rural Ohio, struggling with dating and relationships, giving the middle finger to dieting, finding love with a man smaller than her, accidentally having three kids, and figuring out the secret to loving her curves and becoming a nationally recognized body image advocate. And there’s sex, lots of it!Fat Girl Walking isn’t a diet book. It isn’t one of those former fat people memoirs about how someone battled, and won, in the fight against fat. Brittany doesn’t lose all the weight and reveal the happy, skinny girl that’s been hiding inside her. Instead, she reminds us that being chubby doesn’t mean you’ll end up alone, unhappy, or the subject of a cable medical show. What’s important is learning to love your shape. With her infectious humor and soul-baring honesty, Fat Girl Walking reveals a life full of the same heartbreak, joy, oddity, awkwardness, and wonder as anyone else’s. Just with better snacks.

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Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook

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Pdf:Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook.Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this laugh-out-loud funny guidebook from the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules, perfect for fans of the relatable and entertaining books by The Betches and Andi Dorfman. Millions of Vanderpump Rules viewers and podcast listeners know Stassi Schroeder as a major defender of Basic Bitch rights. There’s nothing more boring than people who take themselves too seriously or think that you have to be pretentious to be cool. Stassi champions the things that many of us are afraid to love publicly for fear of being labeled basic: lattes, pugs, bubbly cocktails, millennial pink, #OOTD (outfit of the day, obvs), astrology, hot dogs, the perfect pair of Louboutins, romantic comedies...the list goes on and on. This book is for people tired of pretending they would rather see a Daniel Day-Lewis movie about sewing or read War and Peace than watch a Saw marathon or read...well, this book! In Next Level Basic, the reality star, podcast queen, and ranch dressing expert gives you hilarious and pointed lessons on how to have fun and celebrate yourself, with exclusive stories from her own life and on the set of Vanderpump Rules. From her very public breakups to her most intimate details about her plastic surgery, Stassi shares her own personal experiences with her trademark honesty—all with the hope you can learn something from them.

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Exotic Betting at the Racetrack (World Scientific Series in Finance Book 15)

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Pdf:Exotic Betting at the Racetrack (World Scientific Series in Finance Book 15).Exotic Betting at the Racetrack is unique as it covers the efficient-inefficient strategy to price and find profitable racetrack bets, along with handicapping that provides actual bets made by the author on essentially all of the major wagers offered at US racetracks. The book starts with efficiency, accuracy of the win odds, arbitrage, and optimal betting strategies. Examples and actual bets are shown for various wagers including win, place and show, exacta, quinella, double, trifecta, superfecta, Pick 3, 4 and 6 and rainbow pick 5 and 6. There are discussions of major races including the Breeders' Cup, Pegasus, Dubai World Cup and the US Triple Crown from 2012–2018. Dosage analysis is also described and used. An additional feature concerns great horses such as the great mares Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Goldikova, Treve, Beholder and Song Bird. There is a discussion of horse ownership and a tour through arguably the world's top trainer Frederico Tesio and his stables and horses in Italy.Contents: AcknowledgementsPrefaceAccuracy of the Win OddsArbitrageSome Good Bets on Exotics & Place & ShowMoney Management: How to Bet Using Dr Z's Track Money Management SystemWinning Systems: Combining the Crowd's Handicapping with Money ManagementBeating the Place and Show PoolsDr Z's Place & Show Racetrack Betting System at the First Breeders' CupBeating the ExactaBeating the QuinellaBeating the DoubleBetting the Trifecta and SuperfectaThe Pick 3 and the Pick 4The Pick 5The Pick 6Primer on DosageThe 2012 Triple CrownThe 2014 Triple CrownThe 2015 Triple Crown and Other Important RacesThe 2016 Triple Crown and Other Important RacesThe 2017 Triple Crown and Other Important RacesThe 2018 Triple CrownThe Pegasus World Cup I and IIThe Dubai World CupThe Great Mares of 2008–2016Three Tries in the Horse Ownership BusinessA Walk into Greatness: Summer 2017 Visits to Tesio's Horse Stables and the Sassicaia WineryBibliographyIndexReadership: Undergraduate and general readers interested in racetrack betting strategies, and racetrack fans and bettors.

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Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition

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Pdf:Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition.Review “A must-have for movie buffs, but also… a standard reference for industry insiders.”—Clare Swanson, Publisher's Weekly'Indispensable.'—Los Angeles Times  'Head and shoulders above the rest.'—The New York Times  'Belongs next to every TV in every home.'—USA Today  'The single most important reference book in every American home.'—Esquire  Read more About the Author Leonard Maltin is an American film critic and historian. His many books include Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never See, and Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition

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Pdf:Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition.The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Motel of the Mysteries

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Pdf:Motel of the Mysteries.Review 'David Macaulay . . . is a superb craftsman and an imaginative writer and illustrator . . . His new book is a marvel of imagination and a comfortable satire. He projects a time when our civilization will have been buried . . . As always with Mr. Macaulay's books, wonderfully illustrated.' The New York Times Read more About the Author David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont. Read more

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Firefly: A Celebration (Anniversary Edition)

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Pdf:Firefly: A Celebration (Anniversary Edition).Review “This is nothing short of the Browncoat Bible...if you’re a fan of Firefly, you will treasure this visually stunning and lovingly produced book.” – Barnes and Noble'Firefly: A Celebration is a 550-page book dedicated to one of the best sci-fi shows ever developed. It’ll make you smile… and it may make you cry. It will definitely make you wonder what could have been with a second season… or maybe even a third or beyond. Given the show only had 14 episodes, it’s amazing just how much information Titan has pulled together here. While some of the stories are familiar to fans, there’s plenty here that you probably do not know.' – Wired'a sumptuous read' – The Hollywood News'Whether you’ve been with Firefly from the start or are just seeing it for the first time, this book is the perfect companion.' – WhatCulture'If you’re a hardcore fan this book is Firefly porn.' – Filmwerk'a beautiful beast of a book' – GeekNative Read more About the Author Joss Whedon is the creator and guiding light behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. He also wrote and directed the movie Serenity, and is directing The Avengers movie for Marvel. Read more

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The Star Trek Book: Strange New Worlds Boldly Explained (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

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Pdf:The Star Trek Book: Strange New Worlds Boldly Explained (Big Ideas Simply Explained).Review 'The book is billed as a celebration of 50 years of Trek, and it looks fantastic.' — Fansided.com'[A]n attractive refresher for casual Trekkers or a suitable introduction for those just starting to get into the new movies.' — Booklist Read more About the Author Paul Ruditis has written companion books for a number of popular television shows, such as The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek—including the humorous holiday picture book A Very Klingon Khristmas and The Star Trek Visual Dictionary for DK. Paul has also written numerous original young adult novels, comic books, and novelty books. Read more

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Dumbo: The Official Movie Special

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Pdf:Dumbo: The Official Movie Special.About the Author Titan have been publishing movie and TV-tie in official titles, including franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel and Star Trek, for over 30 years. Read more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Demons of the Hellmouth: A Guide for Slayers

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Pdf:Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Demons of the Hellmouth: A Guide for Slayers.Review 'A must have item. It’s the perfect book to have by your side as you’re watching an episode or to settle arguments among you and your vampire.' - Sci Fi Pulse“If you want Buffy done right, you hire Nancy Holder.” - Fangirl Nation'If you’re looking to add a great resource of the vampires and other demons that flocked to the Sunnydale Hellmouth in Joss Whedon’s cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then look no further.' -  City of Films “Even if you’re a new fan and just beginning your journey of Joss Whedon’s Buffy, The Vampire Slayer TV seasons, then Demons of the Hellmouth is great start and intro to universe” - Retrenders'If you’re looking to add a great resource of the vampires and other demons that flocked to the Sunnydale Hellmouth in Joss Whedon’s cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then look no further.' - City of Films “a book that fans will be glad to have on their shelves” - Mugglenet'a great reminder of the breadth and depth of the show’s mythology and offered insight into details of the show I’d missed, or long-forgotten.' - Nerdophiles'I enjoyed reading Demons of the Hellmouth immensely' - Hypable'A nice addition to any Buffy collection.' - Project Fandom'It’s really a fantastic book.' - That Girl’s Site'Holder does a fine job of capturing Giles’ academic, yet oft-bemused, tone.' - SafeWOW Read more About the Author New York Times best-selling author Nancy Holder has written numerous Buffy and Angel tie-in novels as well as co-authoring the first 2 Buffy Watcher's Guides. A four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, she is the author of dozens of novels, short stories, and essays on writing and popular culture. Read more

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Fences (Movie tie-in)

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Pdf:Fences (Movie tie-in).Review 'The strongest, most passionate American dramatic writing since Tennessee Williams.'—The New York Post 'Fences leaves no doubt that Mr. Wilson is a major writer, combining a poet's ear for vernacular with a robust sense of humor, a sure sense for crackling dramatic incident, and a passionate commitment to a great subject.'—The New York Times 'A blockbuster piece of theater, a major American play.'—New York Daily News 'An eloquent play... a comedy-drama that is well-nigh flawless.'—New York Magazine 'A moving story line and a hero almost Shakespearian in contour.'—The Wall Street Journal 'A work of tremendous impact that summons up gratitude for the beauty of its language, the truth of its character, the power of its portrayals.'—Chicago Tribune Read more About the Author August Wilson was a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. His first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Joe Turner's Come and Gone, his third play, was voted best play of 1987-1988 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson. He died in 2005. Read more

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Planet Kill: A Gamelit Erotic Space Opera

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Pdf:Planet Kill: A Gamelit Erotic Space Opera.A planet where all is televised, where loot acquisition is determined by levels, and where viewers can bid on your next move. Want to ascend to live among the elites on paradise planet? Accept insane bids, build your harem, and prove you have what it takes. Letha was taught by the best, and now she's risen up to be close to ascent. If she plays her cards right, she can escape this crazy place to live a life of luxury on one of the paradise planets. She has her harem (A.K.A. her generals), and a small army to help achieve her dreams. But when her enemies team up and friends betray her, she'll have to think outside the box if she hopes to one day live among the elites. If that's all it was, maybe it wouldn't matter, but for her it's so much more. For her, its a mission of justice. And then Pierce comes along. A special agent with his own agenda, he might be the key to Letha's success... if she can get him to play along. For fans of Gamelit and Harem/RH with the feel of The Running Man or PUBG/Battle Royale. WARNING: This book contains blood and adult content, poly harems and reverse harems, and very adult situations (to the extreme). You might cringe, you will laugh, and hell, you might even cry. We refuse to apologize for any of it.

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Strange Crime (Strange Series)

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Pdf:Strange Crime (Strange Series).About the Author Portable Press is a tight-knit group of writers, researchers, and editors who are responsible for some of the publishing industry’s most popular non-fiction trivia and facts books. Aside from creating the fan-favorite Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series (more than 16 million books in print since 1988), the Portable Press team also specializes in regional and kids’ titles, plus gift books, activity books, and whatever else strikes their fancy. Read more

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Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV, and Digital Media (Third Edition)

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Pdf:Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV, and Digital Media (Third Edition).Review 'I wish I could have had this book when I was starting out in the business. An invaluable reference work.' —Alan Poul, producer, Westworld “Hollywood Dealmaking is a clear, concise, and comprehensive look at how deals are made in our business. Because of this book, I have become more informed about what questions to ask and what to expect or demand in my own deals.” —Larry Trilling, television writer and executive producer, Goliath, Parenthood, and Alias '. . . provides a quick understanding of everything one needs to know to negotiate Hollywood talent agreements.' —Gavin Polone, motion picture and television producer, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls, Zombieland Read more About the Author Dina Appleton is Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Boat Rocker Media. Prior to her current position, she was senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Entertainment One Television. She has been special counsel in the Entertainment and Media Group at Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton, and prior to that, the head of business and legal affairs at a full-service talent and literary agency, both in Los Angeles, California. She resides in Toronto, Ontario. Daniel Yankelevits is Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs at Sony Pictures Television. He serves on the planning committee of the USC Institute of Entertainment Law and Business and teaches a course at the USC Gould School of Law entitled 'Entertainment Law & Industry.' Daniel is a graduate of Harvard Law School and resides in Los Angeles, California. Read more

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In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition

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Pdf:In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition.About the Author Walter Murch is the winner of multiple Academy Awards for his work as a film editor and a sound designer. Among his many notable credits are The Conversation, American Graffiti, Julia, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather (parts II and III), The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Ghost, Crumb, Romeo Is Bleeding, First Knight, The English Patient, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Read more

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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Pdf:1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.Review 'This book is a film lover's dream. It chronicles the entire history of cinema, and this updated edition includes new movies…'--Book Page'1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die packs in details about over a thousand movies which are 'must see' events. If this sounds familiar, it's because various editions of this book have appeared in the past; but this has been newly revised and updated to include movies up to the latest productions. Each film receives a review of facts, a consideration of why it's a standout compared to others, and a few black and white and color photos from films and ads. The plot synopsis includes discussion of major characters and cinematographic approaches and camera work, considering all the elements that make the work exceptional. The result is a 'must' for any serious film collection.'--The Midwest Book Review'1001 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE celebrates the most creative and influential voices in film. It is a trusted resource for movie lovers and one that we proudly reference.'--Sundance Channel Read more About the Author Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, film historian, author and editor of several books on film and film making, many of them available in North America from Barron's. Ian Haydn Smith is the update editor for 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. He is a London-based writer and the editor of Curzon Magazine. Read more

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The Screenwriter's Bible, 6th Edition: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script (Expanded & Updated)

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Pdf:The Screenwriter's Bible, 6th Edition: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script (Expanded & Updated).About the Author David Trottier is a script consultant, writer, producer, and screenwriting teacher. The Screenwriter s Bible was developed (and has been regularly updated) over the many years that he has helped screenwriters achieve their goals. Read more

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The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition

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Pdf:The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Sixth Edition.From Booklist The first edition of this work was published in 1975 (under the title Biographical Dictionary of Cinema). More than 100 new entries have been added since the last edition, in 2010, including Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joaquin Phoenix, and Robin Wright. Thomson is not shy about broadcasting his very personal views on people involved in filmmaking, among them performers, directors, producers, writers, and translators. (As examples of the highly subjective nature of the work, the entry for Sir Kenneth Branagh includes the line, “Nothing suggests that Branagh is either competent or interesting when detached from Shakespeare,” while the entry for Jodie Foster sidetracks into an odd commentary on the provenance of her children.) Each person is listed alphabetically by surname, with birth and death dates (where applicable) and place of birth. Director entries contain a chronological list of film titles. Entries range from several paragraphs to a couple of pages. Readers need to come to the text with the awareness that it is less a reference tool than a very readable collection of commentaries on a wide range of motion-picture people and their work. This book—with its at times very opinionated perspective—is suitable for most medium-sized and large public libraries, for both reference and circulating collections. Libraries owning older editions will want to replace with this version. --Rebecca Vnuk Read more Review 'America has given the world Emily Dickinson, 'Moby-Dick,' jazz, Faulkner, Hollywood, rock 'n' roll, and this book.' --Michael Robbins, Chicago Tribune'The best book on the movies ever written in English.' —The New Republic“Thomson proves anew that he is irreplaceable . . . His monologue has blossomed into an unlikely, searching dialogue about what to value in the movies—how to love what’s come before without nostalgia, and how to find the courage to demand more from the stuff being made right now . . . Deservedly treasured . . . One of the most probing accounts ever written of a human being’s engagement with the movies.” —Sarah Kerr, The New York Times Book Review“Delicious. One of the best and most useful books written about the movies.” —Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle“The Dictionary is not only an indispensable book about cinema, but one of the most absurdly ambitious literary achievements of our time.”  —Geoff Dyer, Sight & Sound“A marvel . . . Eccentric, audacious, sparkling . . . Probably the greatest living film critic and historian, Thomson writes the most fun and enthralling prose about the movies since Pauline Kael.” —Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic“From Abbott and Costello to Crumb’s Terry Zwigoff, David Thomson expertly caters the banquet of film history in the latest edition of this classic. One critics’ poll called it the best movie book ever; it also has some of the finest, orneriest writing in the English language.”—Time  “Truly, maddeningly, gloriously subjective . . . Buy this book for a friend, and bask in the pleasure of knowing that you have incalculably enriched his life. Buy it for yourself, and book some quality time with one of the finest writers the story of film has ever had.”—Saul Austerlitz, San Francisco Chronicle “[A] mad and magnificent opus . . . Thomson is a great rhapsodist of how film acts on his, and therefore our, imagination. . . . Close viewing, and the insights that spring from rapt attention, are what Thomson’s criticism is all about. Despite its seemingly straitlaced A-to-Z format, the ‘Dictionary’ is oddball and Borgesian, finding imaginative ecstasy in its encyclopedic tendency. The book crackles with epigram while often reaching for meanings that endow familiar subjects with a new reality. . . . It’s an essential, loony, irresistible book, and scarcely a week passes when I don’t submerge myself for an hour or two in its labyrinthine marvels.”—Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times “Essential . . . Razor-sharp reviews are often commentaries on both the filmmaker and the audience. . . . We’re always aware that we’re engaging with a passionate educated human being. Isn’t that more interesting and rewarding than marketing-driven Netflix summaries? Great critics are cinema’s most inspiring enthusiasts. Four stars.”            —Jeffrey Overstreet, Books & Culture “Witty, expasive, convincing, honest, more than a little mischievous and, so often, absolutely on the money. Thomson’s voice is one of the most distinctive and enjoyable in film criticism. It leaps from the pages of this spruced up classic like flames from a bonfire. . . . Almost every page contains at least one unexpected nugget of information that you would struggle to come across by any other means. . . . However, the real value of this book lies not in facts, but in opinions. Thomson’s views are so shrewd, so exquisitely stated that, more often than not, they feel like thoughts you already held but were never quite sure how to put into words. . .  In a world awash with amateur pundits, the value of a genuine expert who knows his own mind has never been higher. . . . Dip into any entry and you will find irrefutable proof that his gaze remains as sharp as ever. For as long as there are films worth writing about, Thomson’s opinions will remain worth reading.”            —Benjamin Secher, The Telegraph “The newest edition of David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film is 1,076 pages long. It weighs a ton. And yet, it’s almost impossible to put down.”—The New York Observer “Invaluable and occasionally maddening.”          —Steven Rea, The Kansas City Star “Skip the movie; read David Thomson instead. Addictive . . . his landmark work. You’ll see how erudite, generous, cheeky, elegant and fascinating Thomson’s writing is. Take any entry and it’s impossible not to want to read to the finish.” —Kyle Smith, New York Post Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2019: The Complete Guide to Movies on VHS, DVD, and Hi-Def Formats

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Pdf:VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2019: The Complete Guide to Movies on VHS, DVD, and Hi-Def Formats.Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on home video and DVD - more than 29,000 in all - and a multitude of cross-referencing within its seven primary indexes and two guides, each new edition includes 1,000 new movies, expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories. Videos A-Z features full plot summary and review. Indexes include Catergory, Kibbles, and Series, Awards, Director, Writer and Cast.

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A Short History of Film, Third Edition

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Pdf:A Short History of Film, Third Edition.Review 'This is the film history book we've been waiting for' - David Sterritt, editor of Quarterly Review of Film and Video 'With the goal of offering 'a fast paced tour' of movie history, Dixon and Foster have produced a study in the tradition of Paul Rotha's The Film till Now. The authors touch all the bases--they address new trends in international movie making, technologies, and critical theory and the emergence of new national and ethnic cinemas--and relate film history to social history. Each new technique, style, school, trend, and newly visible ethnic or feminist group takes its place in the larger history, and Dixon and Foster make it all accessible to the neophyte reader without ever breaking the pace. Uncommonly well-reproduced stills and a topically organized bibliography enhance the discussion. Highly recommended.' --Choice 'This excellent introduction stands out in a crowded field with its lively, accessible writing, broad coverage, and particular focus on traditionally marginalized figures in film history...the most striking aspect of the book is the coverage of women, African Americans, and Third World filmmakers, which strongly complements its solid coverage of American and European film. Illustrations abound, and even the best-versed cineaste will find new films to track down after reading the breezy, enthusiastic analysis in this book. Highly recommended for all collections, this text would also make an excellent textbook for introductory film-studies courses.' --Library Journal, starred review'A Short History of Film is a comprehensive and detailed overview of the last 100 years of international film history. It will prove to be a useful reference tool for all students of film, both in and out of the classroom.' - Paula J. Massood, Brooklyn College, CUNY 'A new history of international film at an affordable price. Nothing like those text book prices for a change. Includes perspectives on women and minorities in film along with innovations in technology, genres, studios, and conglomerates.' - Stephanie Ogle, Cinema Books 'A Short History of Film is the best 'one-stop shopping' volume on cinema history I have ever read. It offers not only thoroughness and concision, but also encourages meaningful browsing, as readers can pick and choose their topics of particular interest and then move on as desired.' - Catherine Ritchie, Dallas Public Library 'Dixon and Foster's A Short History of Film provides an excellent starting point into the study of film history.  It is organized chronologically beginning with the inventions which allowed for film's creation like the Kinetoscope, the Cinematograph, and the magic lantern in the silent era, leading into the inventions of the era of sound, and finally ending with the computer-generated films of the contemporary world.  Important events such as World War II and the Cold War, which greatly influenced the production and consumption of films, are given their own chapters or sections.  Furthermore, the significant eras of film history, according to film and cinema scholars, comprising French New Wave, Italian neo-realism, the Hollywood studio-system of the 1930s and 1940s, and worldwide independent film endeavors are incorporated. This book offers the major technological, cultural, political, social,and economic contexts of a broad spectrum of films and the people who made them.          While other works on the history of film tend to ignore of the work of women and those based outside of Europe or North America, Dixon and Foster's work remedies this problem by covering the conventional and the less-well known topics and figures such as Ida Lupino, Alice Guy, Ousmane Sembène and the role of film in Africa.  This thorough, yet concise work supplies its readers with nearly all the important people, inventions, and techniques which molded the production, analysis, and popularity of film.  A Short History of Film is a readily accessible read for anyone interested in cinema or film's history, and is especially valuable for the beginning film historian or the film studies undergraduate.  It is also useful for cultural historians using films as a lens for cultural analysis.' - David Zintak, Middle Ground Journal Selected as an Outstanding University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Usage, American Association of University Presses. Selected as a Most Significant University Press Title for undergraduates by Choice.'Dixon and Foster's third edition of A Short History of Film provides a comprehensive  . . . understanding of the basics of cinematic history, starting from Eadweard Muybridge and ending with such contemporary works as The Hunger Games. The book progresses in chronological order, decade after decade,alternating chapters between American and what Americans would consider' foreign' cinema, an arrangement that makes the discussion regimented and easy to follow. One of the more important features is the focus on women directors who may not be well known to the general public; this makes the book timely and a welcome change from older film textbooks that are more implicitly biased.' - Choice Read more About the Author WHEELER WINSTON DIXON is the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of many books, including Black and White Cinema: A Short History (Rutgers University Press), and an internationally known experimental filmmaker. GWENDOLYN AUDREY FOSTER is Willa Cather Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is coeditor of the book series Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture from Rutgers University Press, and the author of many books, articles, and experimental videos.   Read more

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Dynamics of Mass Communication: Media in Transition

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Pdf:Dynamics of Mass Communication: Media in Transition.About the Author Joseph R. Dominick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1970. He taught for four years at Queens College of the City University of New York before coming to the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia where, from 1980 to 1985, he served as head of the Radio-TV-Film Sequence. Dr. Dominick is the author of three books in addition to The Dynamics of Mass Communication and has published more than thirty articles in scholarly journals. From 1976 to 1980, Dr. Dominick served as editor of the Journal of Broadcasting. He has received research grants from the National Association of Broadcasters and from the American Broadcasting Company and has consulted for such organizations as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Chemical Society. Read more

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The Visual Story, Second Edition: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media

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Pdf:The Visual Story, Second Edition: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media.Review 'Bruce Block has a unique knowledge and understanding of the visual structure of film. The Visual Story is the only book of its kind. it will teach you to become a better storyteller through the use of visuals.' - Nancy Meyers, Director of 'Something's Gotta Give' and 'The Holiday''Bruce Block masterfully deconstructs visual storytelling. Exposure to this material is essential for all students of cinema. This book will make you a better filmmaker.' --American Film Institute'Bruce Block's work gives the visual storyteller a framework for making story-driven decisions, not just visual choices. It gives the filmmaker tools to create harmony and counterpoint between the story structure and its visual realization on the screen.' --Randy Nelson, Dean of Pixar University, Pixar Animation Studios'No matter what kind of visual storyteller you are, whether a filmmaker, photographer, or graphic designer, Bruce Block explains how visual narrative works in a way that is clear and accessible.' --David Pagani, Creative Director-On Air, DIRECTV'Bruce Block is legendary in the field of broadcast design. His profound insight into the art of visual storytelling will forever change the way you work.' --Dan Pappalardo, Executive Creative Director/Partner, Troika Design Group'I spend much of my time in pre-production quoting Bruce Block to my cinematographers, production designers, costume designers, and editors. In all my years in the business I've never found a clearer more useful articulation of film grammar.' --Jay Roach, director of Austin Powers, Meet the Parents, and Meet the Fockers'You hold in your hand a key to understanding the complex and ever changing world of modern cinema.'--Charles Shyver, director of Alfie, Father of the Bride I & II, and Baby Boom'Bruce Block's in-depth understanding of Visual Structure is inspirational to those working in animation. This reference source is invaluable and essential for any artist.' --Walt Disney Television Animation'I think every cinematographer-in-training should read this book. It will teach them how important collaboration with others in the crew is by having an overall concept of all that goes into the creation of the Visual Story.' - Rexford Metz, ASC'His book is a sort of Elements of Style for filmmakers, and any screenwriter, director or cinematographer with a point of view will find a great deal of creative inspiration in The Visual Story's guide to the fundamentals of the craft....The Visual Story makes the very convincing argument that all of these media require precise, motivated visual designs in order to be effective - and that having a point to make or a story to tell is only half the battle.' - American Cinematographer'In a great story - and in a great speech - there is ebb and flow, there is silence and there may be thunder... In a wonderful book about the power of the visual in storytelling by Bruce Block (The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV, and Digital Media), the author uses these three basics of story - Exposition, Climax, Resolution - to show the link between visual structure and story structure.' -Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen (http://www.presentationzen.com/) Read more

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The Complete Film Production Handbook, Fourth Edition (American Film Market Presents)

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Pdf:The Complete Film Production Handbook, Fourth Edition (American Film Market Presents).Amazon.com Review Product Description This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book--and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include:* Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts* Information specific to television production and commercials* The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it* Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations* Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout * This guide to production management is on every producer's shelf and will save you time, money, and hassles* Hundreds of forms, contracts, and checklists available to print and use on your production* New edition is fully updated with information about low-budget productions and much more! Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Eve Honthaner, Author of The Complete Film Production Handbook Dear Amazon Readers, This book, now in its fourth edition, has been an amazing journey. It's continued to evolve and improve as my career has expanded and the industry has changed in ways I couldn't even imagine when it first came out. Because our business has become more specialized, what started as a collection of material that encompassed the scope of my experience has come to include incredibly valuable information on various facets of the industry. I couldn't share this with you without the help of several colleagues, friends and friends of friends who generously contributed their expertise to this and past editions. I've learned a great deal from them and continue to learn from the many talented individuals I've had the privilege to work with--the behind-the-scenes heroes who know how to make the magic happen while sticking to a budget and schedule, keeping the cast and crew happy (and moving), helping to achieve the director's vision and creatively overcoming countless daily challenges. I collect new information and memorable experiences from every job and project I work on--both for the book and (when I teach) for the benefit of my students, who are the ones who never fail to remind me of why I love being in this business. My goal is to make your job easier by compiling material on a great many aspects of production, providing useful checklists, an array of forms and loads of practical advice that will help you make your film. I want to guide you through the process, so you'll want to do again and then again after that--whether it's a 10-minute short or a big studio feature. The Complete Film Production Handbook has become an industry standard, and I can't tell you how gratifying it is to see it in production offices and on sets--to know that it's helping film students and filmmakers all over the country. I'm grateful every time it's purchased, used and recommended, but would especially like to thank those who have been buying the book since its first edition. -Eve Honthaner Read more Review 'Eve has written two books on film, The Complete Film Production Handbook and Hollywood Drive, both of which have been very well received. The production manual is in its fourth edition and is used through the industry and at university around the country.'--Studio City Magazine Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition

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Pdf:The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition.Review From Pop Culture Guy Blog:Horror fans of the golden age of slasher films will want to devour the just released book from author J.A. Kerswell, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book (CompanionHouse Books). The is the 2nd revised and expanded edition of the book and runs over 200 pages. Kerswell traces the evolution of the genre, from the films that inspired slashers to the current day, with an emphasis on the aforementioned golden age, from the early to mid 1980s. Of course, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and the Nightmare on Elm Street series receive much attention throughout and deservedly so. Indeed, Michael Myers, Mrs, Voorhees, Jason Voorhees and Freddie Krueger have captivated viewers for decades and Michael is still on the hunt when he returns in Halloween later this month. What sets The Teenage Slasher Movie Book apart from similar releases is the emphasis not only on American films, but also those from around the world. That adds to the comprehensive nature of this release and allows for a more cosmopolitan perspective. The book also includes film reviews, box office figures, enduring actors and actresses who appeared in various slasher films, and a chapter on the top ten body counts. In addition, the author includes countless pieces of artwork and photos from the featured slasher films, along with a glossary of popular terms and suggestions for further exploration of other books and websites. With Halloween fast approaching, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book is a fun, educational and festive way to celebrate the holiday and revisit this entertaining and enduring film genre. (Pop Culture Guy)The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition” is a glossy affair with plenty of photographs and film poster images to make it a fine coffee table material.With Halloween fast approaching, The Teenage Slasher Movie Book is a fun, educational and festive way to celebrate the holiday and revisit this entertaining and enduring film genre.The Teenage Slasher Movie Book, 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition” is a glossy affair with plenty of photographs and film poster images to make it a fine coffee table material.―Hollywood in Toto (Hollywood in Toto) Read more About the Author J. A. Kerswell fell in love with the slasher movie after watching Halloween II (1981) at an impressionable age. It’s a love he’s been unable to shake through the best and very worst the subgenre has had to offer. Founder of the slasher movie website Hysteria Lives! (www.hysteria-lives.co.uk), which has been reporting on “slasher trash with panache” for over a decade, he knows more about the slasher movie than anyone should. Read more

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Producer to Producer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Low-Budget Independent Film Producing

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Pdf:Producer to Producer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Low-Budget Independent Film Producing.About the Author Maureen A. Ryan is a New York–based producer concentrating on narrative and documentary fea-ture films. She is co-producer of James Marsh’s Man on Wire, winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary and the 2009 BAFTA for Best British Film. She is also the co-producer of Project Nim and the production advisor on the Netflix 10-part series Making a Murderer by Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi. She is co-executive producer of the television pilot Stanistan for USA Network / Univer-sal Cable Productions. She is the executive producer on The Penny Black, a nonfiction episodic series with a pilot episode already produced, and is the re-creations producer for both Johanna Hamilton’s new feature documentary, 1971, and for Alex Gibney’s feature documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa: Si-lence in the House of God. The author is also a producer of the independent narrative film BOMBER, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and won numerous film festival awards. Ryan’s other producer credits include Red Flag, The Gates, Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway, The Team, The King, Torte Bluma, Last Hand Standing, and Wisconsin Death Trip. Additional awards have included a Peabody Award, three AICP Awards, a Billboard Award, a Freddie, a CMA Award, an ACM Award, 11 Addys, and 5 Tellys. Ryan is the Chair / Associate Professor of Columbia University’s Graduate Film program and holds an MFA (Film) from Columbia’s School of the Arts and a BA (Economics) from Boston College. Ryan has taught film seminars domestically and internationally in Toronto, Canada; Amman, Jordan; Beijing, China; Brussels, Belgium; and Kinshasa, Congo (on a Fulbright grant). The first edition of Producer to Producer has been translated into Japanese and Chinese. The companion website is www.ProducerToProducer.com. Read more

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Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking

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Pdf:Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking.Review 'Voice & Vision is the only text I have seen that gives in-depth coverage of both the creative development process and the technical aspects of filmmaking. Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s approach gives the reader the inspiration to develop compelling stories and the tools to bring them to the screen. It’s an essential resource for media makers at all levels.' ―Eric Scholl, Interim Chair, Cinema and Television Arts, Columbia College Chicago 'Making a movie is always a journey into uncharted territory. Hopefully we have a clear sense of the destination, but we also know that the road is likely to be fraught with hazards, detours, setbacks, and surprises. Fortunately, Mick Hurbis-Cherrier has provided us with a map. Voice & Vision is a thoughtful and stimulating, step-by-step guide through the entire filmmaking process from concept to distribution. The author offers an invaluable commentary on the art, craft, and technology that inform every stage of the creative journey. This is an essential and inspiring guide for the intrepid filmmaker. Don't leave home without it.' ―Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; Formerly Head of Film and Television, AFTRS, Sydney, Australia 'The general approach of the book – which offers a combination of technical and creative aspects, as well as professional production practices – makes it an invaluable, encyclopedic 'bible' for film and video production students.' ―Tomasz Malinowski, Professor, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, England 'In this comprehensive and masterful volume, Hurbis-Cherrier's conversational tone allows each subject to be viewed in relationship to the others, creating a multi-disciplinary perspective that is thorough and thoughtful.' ―Pablo Frasconi, Senior Lecturer, Production, USC School of Cinematic Arts 'The tone of the book works very well with my teaching style and pedagogy because it treats the student as part of a team that is working toward acquiring the knowledge and skills to make a movie. In that sense, I find the book to be not only informative but also very motivational.' ―Ece Karayalcin, Professor, SEDT, Miami Dade College 'Hurbis-Cherrier (a professional who teaches at Hunter College) provides a comprehensive, well-organized resource for those interested in exploring the art and technique of narrative film…Though intended primarily for the classroom, this book should find a place in personal libraries as well. It will help even professionals expand their knowledge of the ever-evolving narrative format. Summing up: Recommended.' ―M. A. Bay, Southern Connecticut State University, CHOICE Read more About the Author Mick Hurbis-Cherrier has been teaching all levels of film production at Hunter College in New York City for well over a decade. He works professionally in both film and video and has performed a wide range of duties, including producing, writing, directing, cinematography, and editing. His films have been shown around the country and have garnered prizes at a number of festivals. He is also the co-author of Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics (2013), now in its fifth edition. Read more

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Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers

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Pdf:Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers.About the Author Dennis Schaefer is a film critic and wine specialist and the wine columnist for the Kansas City Examiner. Larry Salvato is a film critic, writer, and entrepreneur who divides his time between Kansas City and Santa Fe.John Bailey, a director of photography since 1978, serves on the Boards of Governors of the ASC, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the National Film Preservation Board. Read more

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Art of the Cut

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Pdf:Art of the Cut.Review 'The greats like Schoonmaker and (the late) Coates are here. But so are the current blockbuster cutters like Eddie Hamilton . . . their methods and style are as individual as the individual themselves. And you as a reader will find yourself muttering ‘Absolutely’ or ‘Nope…that does not work for me.’ And you find yourself seated at the table as this masterclass is going on. And it’s a really big freakin’ table.' ―Book Review, by Jonathan Dowler, Canadian Cinema Editors 'Steve Hullfish has interwoven great swathes of interview and made them flow like a well-constructed movie. You get concentrated information fired at you from the most eclectic, dynamic range of editors from all genres, mediums and nationalities . . . Most editors, when asked how they do what they do (a question we are all perhaps a little tired of now) answer ‘Instinct!’ This marvellous book is the first I’ve read (sourced from many horses’ mouths rather than books written from a single perspective) to refute that. There are concrete techniques to learn here as well as aesthetic considerations that stay our hand or entice an ‘I’ and an ‘O’ on a favoured shot. There is something for every editor on every page whether they’re new to the industry or, like myself, with many decades behind me.' ―Book Review by Alan Miller, GBFTE’s First Frame, Spring 2018 Art of the Cut may indeed be the essential tool for the cutting room. Here is a reference where you can immediately see how our contemporaries deal with the complexities of editing a film. In a very organized manner he guides the reader through approaching the scene, pacing and rhythm, structure, storytelling, performance, sound design and music. I am placing this book on my shelf of editing books and I urge others to do the same. ―Jack Tucker, ACE 'In addition to having ready access to the experiences of so many editors in one volume, the book also makes great use of its formatting, structure and layout to enhance the learning experience and make sure you take away some practical wisdom.' ―Jonny Elwyn, Film Editor Read more About the Author Steve Hullfish is a feature film and TV editor with credits including, 'Courageous,' 'War Room,' 'Champion' and the theatrically-released feature documentary, 'Clinton Inc.' Hullfish is the author of five other books, including The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction and Avid Uncut. Hullfish also trains editors and colorists around the world. Read more

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The Business of Television

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Pdf:The Business of Television.Review 'This is the book I have been waiting for...highly readable and forward looking, providing a coherent overview with enough specifics to be of genuine practical value, delivered from the inside perspective of a scholarly television executive currently working at the highest level.' ―Nick La Terza, Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law, University of Miami Law School, and UCI Law School; Partner with law firm The Point Media; Former Senior Legal/Business Executive for Largo Entertainment, New World Pictures, and Alliance Atlantis Entertainment 'Ken Basin has created a timely and unique book that perfectly balances a big-picture view of the dynamic television industry with practical details about its business and legal processes. This is an essential reference source for anyone studying or engaging in professional activities related to television production and distribution for all media platforms.' ―Stuart Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Government Studies Program, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution 'Ken Basin has given us a great primer in the nuts and bolts of the rapidly evolving television business – told with insight, brevity, and wit. Basin's experience on both sides of the buyer/seller equation really shows through, and makes this book a valuable tool for anyone who wants to understand the business side of the shows we love to watch.' ―Dan Scharf, Head of Television Business Affairs, Amazon Studios 'In the fast-changing environment of the television business, it’s never been more important to understand how things are, how they used to be, and where they are going next. This book covers all you need to truly grasp the business of making great TV.' ―Amy Powell, President, Paramount Television 'With The Business of Television, Ken Basin has created a powerful tool for people of all levels of experience in the television business. In an industry where the rules are being re-written daily, Ken has found a clear through-line that delivers a foundation of knowledge that you can use to jump in and begin to re-write the rules yourself.' ―Chris Parnell, Co-President, Sony Pictures Television Studios 'This book would not make a good TV show. It is, however, about as comprehensive and readable a guide to how television gets made as you can find. I'll admit, after over a quarter of a century in the business, there are things in here I didn’t know. With an insider’s perspective and a lawyer’s clarity, Ken Basin lays it all out (even the technical stuff). It is an essential reference book, both dictionary and encyclopedia, for anyone interested in the serious business of television.' ―Chris Keyser, Writer and Executive Producer; Creator, Party of Five 'A masterful job! Basin provides a readable and comprehensive guide to the uninitiated, while offering knowledgeable insiders a valuable and incisive analysis of this ever-evolving industry.' ―Bert Fields, Entertainment Attorney, Partner, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP 'EVERYONE hates Business Affairs people - but NO ONE hates Ken Basin. That's because he's smart, honest, and helpful, and because he behaves with honor. Turns out, he writes that way, too. I thank him for explaining the future to me.' ―Billy Ray, Writer, Director, and Executive Producer; Creator, The Last Tycoon 'As a practicing lawyer, producer and now professor teaching film artists, this book is a wonderful combination of real workplace knowledge with an understanding of how the television industry functions; an accessible and brilliant book.' ―Barbara Boyle, Associate Dean, Entrepreneurship and Special Initiatives, UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television 'I never knew how much of the television business I didn’t know until I read this book! This is THE comprehensive how-to manual on the business.' ―Jamie Erlicht, Head of Worldwide Video Programming, Apple Inc. 'In The Business of Television, Ken has found a way to encapsulate the knowledge that has taken me 40 years in the industry to learn. If every producer, manager, agent and lawyer in our industry took the time to read Ken’s book and really invest in understanding each step in the process of making a great TV show, we could all save a lot of time and pain.' ―Steve Golin, Founder and CEO, Anonymous Content LLP 'Ken Basin has a talent for explaining the TV industry in a way that makes sense to lawyers and laypeople alike. The Business of Television is the essential reference guide for creative professionals.' ―Josh Berman, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer, Notorious, Drop Dead Diva, and The Mob Doctor 'It takes a keen analytic mind and experienced dealmaker like Ken Basin to craft this indispensable guide to anyone looking to navigate the increasingly-complicated world of TV production.' ―Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety Read more About the Author Ken Basin currently works as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs at Paramount Television, where he is responsible for dealmaking with talent, producers, and licensees in support of Paramount's broad slate of premium original television programming. Prior to joining Paramount, Ken served as Vice President, U.S. Business Affairs for Sony Pictures Television, and before that, Co-Head of Business Affairs for Amazon Studios. Ken is also a published scholar, as well as a long-time speaker and commentator, on entertainment and intellectual property legal matters. Since 2014, he has been a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches Entertainment and Media Law, and has previously served as an Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law (teaching Television Law) and Southwestern Law School (teaching Motion Picture Production Law). Read more

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Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen

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Pdf:Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen.From Booklist Maltin, whose Movie Guide is a regularly updated best-seller, and who holds the Guinness record for the world’s shortest movie review (of the 1948 musical Isn’t It Romantic?—“No”), proffers a roster of movies he hopes fans will consider “unfamiliar” because they’ve failed to find the mass audience. While noting the occasional major studio release, he sticks primarily to independent, foreign, and documentary films released during the last 20 years or so, in time for high-speed Internet, streaming video, and all-region DVD players to make them readily available to prospective viewers for the first time. Among his most interesting recommendations are Errol Morris’ unusual documentary Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control, a study of four people and the jobs they love; Idiocracy, Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge’s little-seen (and, by its parent studio, even less-loved) futuristic comedy; and Guillermo Del Toro’s supernatural suspenser set during the Spanish civil war, The Devil’s Backbone. Maltin’s still king of the succinct review, making this a handy reference for cineasts who think they’ve seen it all. --Carlos Orellana Read more Review “Maltin’s still king of the succinct review, making [Leonard Matlin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen] a handy reference for cineasts who think they’ve seen it all.” (Booklist) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th

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Pdf:Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th.Review 'A must-have for the library of anyone who likes Hollywood biographies, film books, or horror. *****' -- Horror.About.com, November 2005'I devoured this awe-inspiring book from cover to cover.' -- Horror.com, November 2005'One of the very coolest movie books I've ever seen.' -- DVDTalk.com, December 2005'Star Wars fans are having all the fun. Why shouldn’t Jason get his own big, glossy and bloody book?' -- Peter Bracke in Fangoria, November 2005'This book was utterly fantastic; in its presentation, substance and obvious adoration for the material. YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT THIS!' -- Arrow in the HeadAn affectionate look at a pop-culture phenomenon -- Sci Fi Magazine Read more About the Author Peter M. Bracke is the world’s foremost authority on the Friday the 13th film franchise. His writings on the series have appeared in The Official Freddy vs. Jason Movie Magazine, Fangoria Magazine, and Alternative Cinema. Peter has also appeared on the DCD collections for Warner International’s release of Friday the 13th and Paramount Home Entertainment’s From Crystal Lake to Manhattan. A graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television, Peter is the author of the book Ultimate DVD. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more

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The Women Who Knew Too Much

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Pdf:The Women Who Knew Too Much.Review 'The master of suspense meets his match in one of feminist criticism’s most lucid voices. Modleski’s prose shines with wit and sparks with anger as she uncovers surprising textual investments in femininity without ever losing sight of the real costs of male power. A film studies classic as inviting to new generations as are Hitchcock’s films themselves.' ―Patricia White, author of Women’s Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms 'Tania Modleski’s celebrated book on Alfred Hitchcock is a genuine classic of film studies and feminist theory. Now available in an expanded edition, it challenges entrenched paradigms and responds brilliantly to the gender and sexual issues in Hitchcock’s films. As Modleski’s lucid analysis of individual pictures demonstrates, the director’s attitude toward women oscillated between sympathy and misogyny; he was an artist who both understood women and feared them.' ―James Naremore, author of An Invention without a Future: Essays on Cinema Praise for the first edition of The Women Who Knew Too Much: 'In considering cases of sexism and Hollywood cinema, Alfred Hitchcock is obviously a prime suspect from a feminist perspective, so one might think it odd that a book centered on Hitchcock films could become a key text and textbook for feminist film theory. Yet Tania Modleski's The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Theory has become one of those touchstone critical projects central to feminism because the book addresses questions of interpretation that affect all of us who are engaged in reading from a woman's point of view.' ―Linda Mizejewski, Discourse (1991) '[N]o one writing about Hitchcock will be able to ignore Modleski's challenges.' ―Paul Thomas, Film Quarterly (1989) 'Tania Modleski's study of Alfred Hitchcock provides new insights into one of cinema's most productive directors; while arguing against auteur theory she presents a superb example of it.' ―Paula Rabinowitz, Feminist Studies (1990) Read more From the Back Cover In The Women Who Knew Too Much, Tania Modleski claims that critical approaches to Hitchcock have falsely fallen into two camps: either he is seen as a misogynist, or he is seen as sympathetic to women in his demonstration of women's plight in patriarchy. In opposition to these positions, Modleski asserts that Hitchcock is deeply ambivalent towards his female characters. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible (Powerscore Test Preparation)

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Pdf:The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible (Powerscore Test Preparation).Review I am writing this as an extremely satisfied consumer of your two Bibles; the Logical Reasoning Bible and the Logic Games Bible. I just got my June LSAT score back, and was pleasantly surprised to have received a 179. My initial diagnostic placed me at 153, but after working with your two books, I was able to dramatically increase my speed and accuracy in logic games and logical reasoning. Your books are easy to understand and worth their weight in gold. Thank you!!! --Michael WangI truly wish that someone had told me, before I took the LSAT, to throw out all my other useless testprep books (Kaplan and Princeton, here's looking at you) and just read the PowerScore Bibles. If someone had, I would not now be taking the test again. I noticed, for example, that certain techniques those books had taught me were leading me to complete logic games slower than I would have had I not been taught any techniques at all! Ha! Not so with the PowerScore Bible. Thanks to your book, I, a person who used to only be able to complete one logic game in the 35 minutes allotted, am now able to complete all four (and get them all right!) It's an LSAT miracle. Thank you, thank you, thank you. --Anna KuksenkovaI'm an LSAT instructor with another national prep company. I think the Logic Games Bible is a great resource for students focused on excelling on the section. In fact, it was the buzz amongst my students that led me to purchase the Logic Games Bible for review on my own time. --Jenny Steiger Read more From the Inside Flap The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible is the most comprehensive book available for the Logic Games section of the LSAT. This best-selling book will provide you with an advanced system for attacking any game that you may encounter on the LSAT. The concepts presented in the Logic Games Bible are representative of the techniques covered in PowerScore's live courses and have consistently been proven effective for thousands of students. The Analytical Reasoning problems on the LSAT are often the most intimidating; however, once you understand how to construct an appropriate setup and make the necessary inferences, the solution to each question is quickly discovered. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood

Pdf Humor Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle  of Motherhood

Pdf:Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood.Review 'Accept the chaos, embrase the mom bod and stress less about germs, among other things. That's courtesy of Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer, friends from high school who reconnected as first-time mothers. Parenting books left them feeling like they already blew it, the writers said, so they looked elsewhere for affirmation.'  – Wall Street Journal“With their Mom Truths that’ll resonate with overwhelmed moms everywhere, Cat and Nat tell you in a hundred wildly hilarious ways the easiest thing to forget, and the most important thing to remember: You’re already doing a great job.” – Dawn Dais, author of The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy: A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond   “Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths takes everything that’s scary about being a mom and makes it hilarious.” – Karen Alpert, New York Times bestselling author of I Heart My Little A-Holes Read more About the Author CATHERINE BELKNAP and NATALIE TELFER have been friends since they were teens but grew closer with motherhood when they chose to confide in each other about the more taboo topics of parenting. It wasn’t long after that when they decided to bring the conversation online in hopes of helping other moms feel less isolated. Their rapidly exploding community of like-minded moms tune in every day to watch them rewrite the paradigm of “the perfect mom.” Cat & Nat share everything moms think, but are too afraid to talk about. Find them online at https://www.catandnat.ca or on all social channels @catandnat Read more

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Brain Games - TV Guide Magazine Word Search

Pdf Humor Brain Games - TV Guide Magazine Word Search

Pdf:Brain Games - TV Guide Magazine Word Search.Word search puzzles based on your favorite TV shows! Whether you're a lover of classic sitcoms like Leave It to Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show, or Criminal Minds and NCIS are more your speed, you're sure to find a puzzle you love.Other puzzle themes include: Friends, Seinfeld, Frasier, Jeopardy!, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Unsolved Mysteries, Law & Order and more!A helpful answer key is located in the back if you get stuck on a puzzle70 full page word search puzzlesSpiral bound160 pages 

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Brain Games - Hollywood Word Search

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Pdf:Brain Games - Hollywood Word Search.Contains 84 word search puzzles with themes such as movies, celebrities, TV, and entertainment. In addition to the traditional word search format, Hollywood Word Search includes puzzles where you'll have to answer clues, unscramble anagrams, or reveal a hidden message. A complete answer key is found at the back of the book.192 pages

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Sudoku Puzzle Book Extreme Level: Diabolically Difficult Puzzles for Advanced Solvers

Pdf Humor Sudoku Puzzle Book Extreme Level: Diabolically Difficult Puzzles for Advanced Solvers

Pdf:Sudoku Puzzle Book Extreme Level: Diabolically Difficult Puzzles for Advanced Solvers.A Hardcore Sudoku Book for the Master PuzzlerThese tremendously difficult Sudoku puzzles require complex diabolical and extreme strategies that will challenge the most die-hard Sudoku expert. Not for the beginner or the average leisure Sudoku player. You'll need every trick in the book to tackle these puzzles. Beyond the typical hard level, this Sudoku puzzle book is incredibly challenging but all the puzzles are solvable (with one true solution).1 large puzzle per page (quality puzzles over quantity)200 Sudoku puzzlesSudoku puzzle difficulty: Diabolical, ExtremeSoftcover: 8.5 x 11 inch pages

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Dot To Dot Book For Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun and Challenging Easter Themed Dot To Dot Puzzle Activity Learning Workbook For Kids!

Pdf Humor Dot To Dot Book For Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun and Challenging Easter Themed Dot To Dot Puzzle Activity Learning Workbook For Kids!

Pdf:Dot To Dot Book For Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun and Challenging Easter Themed Dot To Dot Puzzle Activity Learning Workbook For Kids!.Entertain your child for hours with this fun and educational Easter dot to dot book!Dot to dot books can help your child follow instructions, count and color! This large print do to dot book contains 40 fun and challenging puzzles suitable for ages 4+ directly themed around Easter.With fun illustrations and the ability to photocopy pages for classroom or homeschool use, this book is sure to be an excellent resource to be used over and over again.Inside this book you will find: 40 fun dot to dot puzzles Easter themes for each puzzle Large printed dot to dots for easy drawing Pictures to colour with every puzzle With lots of pictures waiting to be discovered, we guarantee pages and pages of fun for your child!

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THIS IS NOT AN ANTHRAX THREAT: DECODING QAnon

Pdf Humor THIS IS NOT AN ANTHRAX THREAT: DECODING QAnon

Pdf:THIS IS NOT AN ANTHRAX THREAT: DECODING QAnon.A MESSAGE TO POTUS AND THE UNITED STATES MILITARY.PLEASE HELP US.Foreign nations attacking American citizens/kidnapping children maneuvering around traditional warfare made to look like a domestic matter but really the perfect “WAR CRIME” in disguise.WE THE PEOPLE ARE UNDER ATTACK.SOS. SOS. SOS.

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Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics

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Pdf:Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics.A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes.  Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense. These we call paradoxes. The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds.  For example, how can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time? Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs? And how can a person be 10 years older than his twin?  With elegant explanations that bring the listener inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle. Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic. In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge.  Paradox is mind-expanding fun.

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Sherlock Puzzle Book (Volume 1-3): Compilation Of 3 Books With Additional Bonus Contents By Mrs Hudson

Pdf Humor Sherlock Puzzle Book (Volume 1-3): Compilation Of 3 Books With Additional Bonus Contents By Mrs Hudson

Pdf:Sherlock Puzzle Book (Volume 1-3): Compilation Of 3 Books With Additional Bonus Contents By Mrs Hudson.Can you solve this?=================================================================Holmes and I had been working on a case involving two thieves.They had done a very good job at covering their tracks, but they hadn’t been smart enough to outsmart Holmes.We seemed to be a couple of steps behind them, but we still hadn’t figured out where they were headed next.“Do we have any new information?” I asked Holmes as he looked through some papers on the men.“The only information I have to gather thus far is that they were born on the same day, in the same year, to the same parents.”“Why, that must mean that they are twins.”“No, they aren’t twins.”“Why, that’s not possible. They must be if they were born on the same day and year, and to the same mother.”Holmes didn’t respond. He continued to look through the papers in his hands.Somehow, he was right. Two men had been born on the same day and year to the same mother, yet they were not twins.How could the men not be twins?=================================================================This is the complete set of Sherlock Puzzle Book volume one to three with additional contents that can only be found in this book. They are all set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and shared by his trusty friend, Dr. John Watson. There are riddles in this book for the beginner and advanced sleuths alike.This book will bring hours of enjoyment for the entire family, which makes this the perfect gift for friends and even kids. Get this book today and begin your deductive reasoning.Join Dr John Watson And Start Solving Cases By Clicking the "Buy Now" Button at the Top of the Page.

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The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Math, Logic, and Wordplay

Pdf Humor The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Math, Logic, and Wordplay

Pdf:The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Math, Logic, and Wordplay.Solve history's greatest puzzles with this classic collection of brain teasers from The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time.The best brain teasers are those that have challenged and captivated the attention of puzzle lovers throughout time. Collected here to keep your wits sharp, The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time features the cleverest brain teasers from around the world and throughout history.The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time gives you hours of fun-filled entertainment with brain teasers that develop your problem-solving skills in math, logic, and wordplay. Organized as an integrated challenge, these brain teasers build in momentum as they increase in difficulty from classic nursery rhymes to the riddle of the sphinx.The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time puts your mind to the test with:125 brain teasers that require no special skills to solve. Plus, each question comes with an optional clue in case you get stumped and a handy answer key at the end to test yourself or play with friendsBrain teasers for every level that cater to beginners and advanced masterminds alike, with brain teasers organized by level of difficulty to improve your skills as you move forwardHints of history that provide fun facts and background information for every brain teaserGet ready to sharpen your wit with every "aha" moment. The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time is a go-to source for timeless fun and mind-blowing challenges.

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Fantastic Large Print Cryptogram Puzzle Books (300 Puzzles): Cryptoquip Books for Adults. Cryptoquote Puzzle Books for Adults.

Pdf Humor Fantastic Large Print Cryptogram Puzzle Books (300 Puzzles): Cryptoquip Books for Adults. Cryptoquote Puzzle Books for Adults.

Pdf:Fantastic Large Print Cryptogram Puzzle Books (300 Puzzles): Cryptoquip Books for Adults. Cryptoquote Puzzle Books for Adults..Strengthen your reasoning skills and exercise your brain with this large print cryptogram puzzle book.This large print cryptograms puzzle book has various quotes about humor, teamwork, philosophy, wisdom, art and more.You will find the following inside this book of cryptograms:Inside margins are large enough to tear out pages if required.300 cryptoquotes that contain wisdom teachings, some humor as well as other truths and sayings.Crypto quips are arranged from the longest cryptoquote to the shortest cryptoquoteLong cryptograms are printed on one page only while there is a maximum of three cryptography puzzles per page for the shorter quotes.There are two hint sets for each cryptoquip.This book makes use of substitution ciphers from the alphabet where each letter of the alphabet is substituted for another. There are no letters that is substituted by itself and great care was taken to ensure that this does not happen.The space between letters was increased and physically tested to ensure comfortable writing.There is sufficient space both at the top and bottom of each cipher to fill in your answers the way you prefer.All solutions are available at the back of the book. This cryptoquote puzzle book for adults is very large at 8.5 x 11 in (21.59 x 27.94 cm) and together with the large print font of 20 pt's increases the readability of the book. If you are looking for activities for dementia and Alzheimer's patients or just want to enjoy yourself and get some healthy brain exercise, then cryptoquote puzzle books are just what you need.Don't hesitate. Order your cryptoquip puzzle book now!Want more fun? Buy two or more cryptogram puzzle books and compete with your friends to see who can complete the puzzles the fastest.

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Picture Math Emoji Quiz Activity Book: 100 Fun Brain Boosting Puzzles to Challenge Your Mind, for Kids and Adults of All Ages

Pdf Humor Picture Math Emoji Quiz Activity Book: 100 Fun Brain Boosting Puzzles to Challenge Your Mind, for Kids and Adults of All Ages

Pdf:Picture Math Emoji Quiz Activity Book: 100 Fun Brain Boosting Puzzles to Challenge Your Mind, for Kids and Adults of All Ages.Be entertained while challenging your mind with fun picture math puzzles! Each puzzle features colorful picture emoji's to challenge your math skills. Includes 100 brain boosting puzzles. Great for kids and adults of all ages!

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200 Kakuro and 200 Hitori sudoku. Hard - very hard version: 16x16+17x17+19x19+20x20 Kakuro Sudoku and 16x16+17x17+19x19+20x20 Hitori sudoku puzzles. ... in top shape. (Kakuro and Hitori puzzles)

Pdf Humor 200 Kakuro and 200 Hitori sudoku. Hard - very hard version: 16x16+17x17+19x19+20x20 Kakuro Sudoku and 16x16+17x17+19x19+20x20 Hitori sudoku puzzles. ... in top shape. (Kakuro and Hitori puzzles)

Pdf:200 Kakuro and 200 Hitori sudoku. Hard - very hard version: 16x16+17x17+19x19+20x20 Kakuro Sudoku and 16x16+17x17+19x19+20x20 Hitori sudoku puzzles. ... in top shape. (Kakuro and Hitori puzzles).Grand load and energy for the brain. KaKuro is a logical numerical puzzle, the mathematical equivalent of a crossword puzzle. In the cells it is necessary to place the numbers from 1 to 9, there are inactive cells (marked in black). In cells with given numerical values, the upper right value indicates the sum of the digits in the row, and the value from the lower left position is equal to the sum of the digits of the column below the cell. For example, the number 6 can be represented as a sum of 2 and 4 or 1 and 5; the same numbers (3 and 3) are not allowed. Hitori. This is a logical puzzle. Cross out repeating numbers so that none of them appear in one row or column more often than once. The crossed out cells can touch each other only with angles, but not sides. Unsolved cells should constitute a continuous “white” space, that is, none of them should be isolated from the others. Only unique sudoku puzzles. These puzzles develop memory and logical thinking. Each Sudoku has only one proven solution. All answers are at the end of the book. + 250 sudokus difficult level that can be downloaded and printed. + 250 maze puzzles that can be downloaded and printed. An excellent book for free time and mind exploration. I hope you enjoy the book. Best regards, Basford Holmes

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Finding Positivity Word Search Book

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Pdf:Finding Positivity Word Search Book.This book exercises your brain while searching for words which bring positive, inspirational, and uplifting thoughts to you every time you play. You’re not just reading positive words, you’re searching for them and seeking out positivity! This book consists of 50 word search puzzles and answer keys centered around words which will brighten your day. Each puzzle is 16 letters across, 16 letters down, and 16 hidden words. Find the words in the grid. Words can go horizontally, vertically, and diagonally in all eight directions. Most importantly, have fun!

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Pokemon Go The Complete Guide: With All Generation Pokedex Information from 1-721

Pdf Humor Pokemon Go The Complete Guide: With All Generation Pokedex Information from 1-721

Pdf:Pokemon Go The Complete Guide: With All Generation Pokedex Information from 1-721.Do You Want To Succeed WithPokemon Go?Well, in most of the books on Pokemon Go, you'll find a lot of fluff and extra information that you'll have to sift through to find the facts you need. For the absolute beginner to advanced techniques - learn, in simple steps to Play Pokémon Go! like a Master Discover Pokemon Go secrets,tips,hints,cheats and tricks that your friends don't know about it! In addition, this Book has the Pokedex Information of all the Generation. This Book is On Discounted Price for first 10 days Only.Through this Pokemon Go Book You will learnWhat is Pokémon GO?How to Play the Pokémon GameMain Screen SummaryHunting and Tracking Nearby PokémonEvolved and Rare PokémonCatching PokémonPreparing for Gym BattleTeam OptionsTraining RegimentsBreakdown of Gym LevelsPokémon Type AdvantagesPokémon Move-setsStoring Multiple PokémonTips and Tricks

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Quick and Easy Riddles, Brain Teasers and Trivia Games for Adults

Pdf Humor Quick and Easy Riddles, Brain Teasers and Trivia Games for Adults

Pdf:Quick and Easy Riddles, Brain Teasers and Trivia Games for Adults.Are you looking for some fun and relaxing mental exercise?Then, this book may be perfect for you!In this book, you will find easy riddles, puzzles, brainteasers and trivia games that are entertaining, but also get you thinking.Each riddle or puzzle in the book is designed to only take a minute or two to complete: so that this book is truly is quick and easy!To make this book easy to use, there is a link below each puzzle that will take you directly to the puzzle's solution.All in all, this book provides doable puzzles and a fun mental workout. Enjoy!

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Reader's Digest Mind Stretchers Vol. 8

Pdf Humor Reader's Digest Mind Stretchers Vol. 8

Pdf:Reader's Digest Mind Stretchers Vol. 8.About the Author The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. is a global multi-brand media company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. It publishes 92 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s digest, the world’s largest paid-circulation magazine. With a rate base of 5.5 million and more than 32 million readers, Reader’s digest is the largest magazine in the country. Read more

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Rebus Puzzles: Categories

Pdf Humor Rebus Puzzles: Categories

Pdf:Rebus Puzzles: Categories.The makers of the “The Big Book of Rebus Puzzles” are back with another massive collection of word & picture puzzles that contain a hidden word, phrase or idiom. But this time all the rebuses are centered on 6 Categories: Movies, TV Shows, Books, Music, People, & Sports. You will find easy to mind bending puzzles that is sure to keep the young & young at heart entertained and challenged for hours! And do not worry, the answers are in the back of each category.

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2019 Book of WORD SEARCH (365 Puzzles fully dated with fun filled word search through-out the year.)

Pdf Humor 2019 Book of WORD SEARCH (365 Puzzles fully dated with fun filled word search through-out the year.)

Pdf:2019 Book of WORD SEARCH (365 Puzzles fully dated with fun filled word search through-out the year.).Welcome to this 2019 Book of WORD SEARCH, a collection of 365 fantastic puzzles developed to help people boost their memory, reasoning, creative thinking and problem solving throughout the year. They also relax the mind and relieve stress.Solving the Word Search in this book can provide vigorous mental workouts for everyone from youngsters to senior citizens.All puzzles in this book have been designed in large print with a high contrast, which makes them perfect for all ages, including the visually impaired. Answers are well arranged at the back of the book just in case you’re stuck on the way!Puzzles are just pure fun!

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Fantastic Word Search Books for Adults (Large Print Puzzles): Find and Seek Books for Adults. Puzzle Books for Adults.

Pdf Humor Fantastic Word Search Books for Adults (Large Print Puzzles): Find and Seek Books for Adults. Puzzle Books for Adults.

Pdf:Fantastic Word Search Books for Adults (Large Print Puzzles): Find and Seek Books for Adults. Puzzle Books for Adults..Boost your brain with some much needed exercise with this word search book for adults and find words that are hidden in a grid of letters.This large print word search book has 102 word search puzzles that can improve your vocabulary, help you to learn new word or two or improve your spelling. If you are looking for dementia activities for seniors, then this large print puzzle book is what you need to make sure that they enjoy themselves.Inside this word search puzzle book, you will see some of the following:If you are the type of person who likes to tear out pages of a book, then the inside margins of this book is big enough to do just that.Themes that include some of the following: Astrology, countries of the world, positive words and more...This book has 30 words per puzzle with over 3000 words.15 x 15 Grid sizes. The font is large print and will be easily read by most people.Word clues are sorted alphabetically.All solutions are at the back of the book with each puzzle page indicating on what pages the solutions are.One puzzle per page.Word directions: Right, left, up, down, diagonally up or down. This adult activity book has a very large size of 8.5 x 11 inches to make sure that the large print really stands out.When you have lots of time and you are looking for a pleasurable activity, then a word search puzzle will be the answer.Don't wait. Get this word search book now!Want more fun? Compete with friends by buying more books.

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WORD SEARCH FOR KIDS Ages 6 to 8 - 50 Amazing puzzles to boost your kids' brain when they are young (Puzzles for Kids)

Pdf Humor WORD SEARCH FOR KIDS Ages 6 to 8 - 50 Amazing puzzles to boost your kids' brain when they are young (Puzzles for Kids)

Pdf:WORD SEARCH FOR KIDS Ages 6 to 8 - 50 Amazing puzzles to boost your kids' brain when they are young (Puzzles for Kids).If you don’t wish to lose out on the Ultimate word search puzzle book to increase your kids' IQ, then keep reading. As a child, I always struggled with letter recognition, words, and vocabulary. Well, it always resulted in getting lower grades in the English language and being depressed about why am I not as good as the other kids who are so fluent with words. At that time I had no one to guide me in this journey because neither coaching classes were there, nor were my parents educated enough to help me out with this skill related to words. Hence, I struggled throughout my teens and even wanted to skip my high school exams because of fear. The result, I ended up being poor in words, vocabulary, and language. Thus, I was a discouraged kid in my teens. Later I discovered a fun way to learn about words and increasing my vocabulary all in my free time. Searching for words became an amazing experience not just for me but also for my school students. They enjoyed every moment they spent on searching words and the joy of finding out the words made their day. Find out the words your kids should know to surpass other kids in vocabulary and further in language learning. This book will help your kid to Learn words faster and get to know about the different terms essential at a young age. Increase their learning speed and language skills resulting in a good performance in school and college.This will help them be confident in conversations and use the right words.You will be stress-free in terms of their word skills learning. Your child will learn to focus and concentrate better giving you free time resulting in lesser to no complains from the English school teacher. The big print puzzles will make it easier for them to find the words easilyThis book contains easy to read and enjoyable new puzzles, large print size, which are very engaging and nicely organized. Each page is jam-packed with words of interesting topics. If you and your kid like a challenge, you will enjoy this book. You can also gift this book as a birthday present to a kid. They will really have fun with the puzzles. If you like word search puzzles in large print you have found the right book. If you want your kid to be occupied during long hours of travel, this book will keep them occupied. I want to assure that your decision to get this book will be a great one. Acquire this book for the cost of less than a private English session. Investment in knowledge always gives the best return on investment. One of the ways would be to buy a book on that topic. If you hire a coach or language instructor you would end up paying USD 25 plus per hour. This book is at a steal price in that comparison. Also, you can refer to this book at any time, anywhere even when you and your kid are watching TV, or on a lazy weekend.What makes this book different?It contains words appropriate for kids in the age group 6 to 8 years.Easy to remember words. Contains a wide variety of terms used in day to day life, the things we see, hear, watch, use, eat and more.It contains around 1000 words and will be a great book to build vocabularySo what are you waiting for? Scroll up, click the buy button and instantly get your book now to make your kid amazing with words.

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Mind Power: An Easy Approach To Chess

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Pdf:Mind Power: An Easy Approach To Chess.Mind Power - An Easy Approach to Chess Mind Power - An easy Outlook to chess is the author's unique way of capturing human, vices, virtues, strength and weaknesses through the game of chess. The author takes you deep into uncharted waters of relating chess with everyday life.

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Vacation Sudoku - 200 Puzzles to Kick Back and Enjoy Vol. 3: Brain teaser number logic games (with instructions and answer key)

Pdf Humor Vacation Sudoku - 200 Puzzles to Kick Back and Enjoy Vol. 3: Brain teaser number logic games (with instructions and answer key)

Pdf:Vacation Sudoku - 200 Puzzles to Kick Back and Enjoy Vol. 3: Brain teaser number logic games (with instructions and answer key).This glossy 6"x9" book is filled with 200 large-print sudoku log puzzle games, complete with instructions and the answer keys.Sudoku has been shown to help improve mental function as well as help while away a few enjoyable hours.This book is a convenient size and is extremely portable. It can fit in most purses, backpacks, or briefcases without issue.Give the gift of a healthy, thriving brain to yourself or a loved one today!

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Second-Degree Black Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series)

Pdf Humor Second-Degree Black Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series)

Pdf:Second-Degree Black Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series).About the Author Conceptis Ltd. is the leading number-logic and picture-logic puzzle supplier to magazine, newspaper, book, mobile, game console, and board game providers all over the world. On average, more than 20 million Conceptis puzzles are solved each day in newspapers, magazines, books, and online, as well as on smartphones and tablets around the world. Read more

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Second-Degree Brown Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series)

Pdf Humor Second-Degree Brown Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series)

Pdf:Second-Degree Brown Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series).About the Author Conceptis Ltd. is the leading number-logic and picture-logic puzzle supplier to magazine, newspaper, book, mobile, game console, and board game providers all over the world. On average, more than 20 million Conceptis puzzles are solved each day in newspapers, magazines, books, and online, as well as on smartphones and tablets around the world. Read more

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Second-Degree Green Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series)

Pdf Humor Second-Degree Green Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series)

Pdf:Second-Degree Green Belt Dot-to-Dot (Martial Arts Puzzles Series).About the Author Conceptis Ltd. is the leading number-logic and picture-logic puzzle supplier to magazine, newspaper, book, mobile, game console, and board game providers all over the world. On average, more than 20 million Conceptis puzzles are solved each day in newspapers, magazines, books, and online, as well as on smartphones and tablets around the world. Read more

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Bletchley Park Logic Puzzles

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Pdf:Bletchley Park Logic Puzzles.About the Author Eric Saunders is a prolific writer of non-fiction for children and adults, specializing in puzzle and activity books. He has been compiling puzzles for more than 35 years and his work can be found in books, newspapers, and websites around the world. He lives in Wales. Read more

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sopas de Letras Spanish Crossword Puzzles LARGE PRINT FILL-IN: Un Libro De Acertijo De Palabras En Español De Gran Tamaño Lleno De Impresión Para Adultos! (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Humor sopas  de Letras Spanish Crossword Puzzles LARGE PRINT FILL-IN: Un Libro De Acertijo De Palabras En Español De Gran Tamaño Lleno De Impresión Para Adultos! (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:sopas de Letras Spanish Crossword Puzzles LARGE PRINT FILL-IN: Un Libro De Acertijo De Palabras En Español De Gran Tamaño Lleno De Impresión Para Adultos! (Spanish Edition).Un libro de acertijo de palabras en español de gran tamaño lleno de impresión para adultos ....Sí, bienvenido a este juego de letra grande con rompecabezas en español: crucigramas espaciales para adultos: una palabra especial en español, llena el libro de rompecabezas para adultos (Un crucigrama español único, letra grande para adultos, entrenamiento cerebral) ¡Volumen 1!De hecho, estos acertijos son un movimiento cerebral, pero apacibles para los ojos, para que todos puedan disfrutar de la diversión con el rompecabezas.Estos acertijos españoles con enfoque en Animales, plantas comestibles, colores y mucho más harán las delicias de tu corazón al atraer a tu cerebro de manera rentable.Sin embargo, para resolver estos acertijos, debe ingresar las palabras de la lista que se encuentra en la parte inferior de cada diagrama tipo crucigrama. Es decir, simplemente llena el formulario con palabras que lean a través y hacia abajo.¡Sin duda, es un regalo genial tanto para principiantes como para expertos en rompecabezas!En conclusión, estos rompecabezas han sido diseñados para adaptarse a cualquier persona, incluidos los rompecabezas visuales, teniendo en cuenta su diseño de impresión y la configuración interior. Las soluciones también están en la página posterior.¿No preferirías obtener tu copia hoy y pasar un buen rato? Disfrutar.

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Wake Up Sudoku - 200 Puzzles to Get Your Mind Moving Vol. 1: Brain teaser number logic games (with instructions and answer key)

Pdf Humor Wake Up Sudoku - 200 Puzzles to Get Your Mind Moving Vol. 1: Brain teaser number logic games (with instructions and answer key)

Pdf:Wake Up Sudoku - 200 Puzzles to Get Your Mind Moving Vol. 1: Brain teaser number logic games (with instructions and answer key).This matte 6"x9" book is filled with 200 large-print sudoku log puzzle games, complete with instructions and the answer keys.Sudoku has been shown to help improve mental function as well as help while away a few enjoyable hours.This book is a convenient size and is extremely portable. It can fit in most purses, backpacks, or briefcases without issue.Give the gift of a healthy, thriving brain to yourself or a loved one today!

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ESO-BIL PUZZLE MAGAZINE, 6. ISSUE, March / 2019

Pdf Humor ESO-BIL PUZZLE MAGAZINE, 6. ISSUE, March / 2019

Pdf:ESO-BIL PUZZLE MAGAZINE, 6. ISSUE, March / 2019.About the Magazine and Author-About the MagazineWelcome, the 6. issue of our monthly puzzle magazine has been published. In this magazine there are puzzles for all family members, whether they are young or old. Puzzle is a game or a problem. It is well known that solving puzzles ist not only brain training and coordination improvement tools, they're fun, too! Working a puzzle helps develop your abilities to reason, analyze, sequence, deduce, logical thought processes and problem solving skills.Puzzles are also an important educational learning tool for toddlers and young children too as they provide many skills and mental learning benefits and opportunitiessolving puzzles helps the brain to produce dopamine. While doing puzzles, the brain releases dopamine. Benefits of dopamine include a positive mood, better concentration, improved memory, and good motor skills and Dopamine prevents Alzheimer's disease and dementia.Some of the puzzles are very easy, some are very difficult, easy rules and easy to understand. All illustratet, all colored. Our mixed puzzles fun and very useful for all. We hope, all can love it. Our magazine is a perfect gift for all. Answers will be given in the next issue.Have fun !!!Mehmet Esabil Yurdakul, E-Mail: esabily@gmail.comAbout the AuthorAs a puzzle author, Mehmet Esabil Yurdakul, produces unique puzzles over a period of 20 years. His puzzles are new and unknown. He has published 7 books (3 paperbacks and 4 e-books)His books;In Turkey two paperbacks1- "Esobil Zeka Bulmacaları -I"2- "Esobil Zeka Bulmacaları-II"In Germany a paperback and one e-book in German3- "Spielzeit fürs Gehirn"4- "Unikat Rätsel & Denkspiele Buch" In USA he has also published three e-books in English with LULU Press Inc.5- "Big Book of 150 Unique Puzzles & Solutions"6- "World's Great Scientific Puzzles Book to Challenge” 7- "100 Puzzles of Magic Figures & Solutions"The next project of the author is "THE WORLD'S MOST HARD PUZZLES BOOK". An example twitter: @esabilesoAnd he publish since October / 2018 with Amazon in english language monthly puzzle magazine "ESO-BIL PUZZLE MAGAZINE" 6. issue (March /2019) is already on the market with Amazon, as you can see.

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Sudoku for Kids: Challenging and Fun Sudoku Puzzles for Clever Kids

Pdf Humor Sudoku for Kids: Challenging and Fun Sudoku Puzzles for Clever Kids

Pdf:Sudoku for Kids: Challenging and Fun Sudoku Puzzles for Clever Kids.Challenging and Fun Sudoku Puzzles for Clever KidsSudoku is one of the best ways for kids to improve their memory, increase concentration levels and have a lot of fun at the same time. This book contains classic 9x9 Sudoku puzzles, each with one unique solution. The Sudoku puzzles in this book come in four difficulties, each type designed for a special purpose: 6 super easy Sudoku puzzles, for a light introduction into the world of Sudoku30 easy Sudoku puzzles designed to build a solid foundation of Sudoku solving skills30 medium Sudoku puzzles, the perfect blend between fun and challenging18 hard Sudoku puzzles, the final challenge for the brave ones Each puzzle has special timer fields that allow your kids to track their progress and see how quickly their skills improve.Order now and offer your kids the chance to develop amazing logic skills and improve their thinking in a fun and entertaining way!

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Word Search for Kids (01 Book 1)

Pdf Humor Word Search for Kids (01 Book 1)

Pdf:Word Search for Kids (01 Book 1).Word Search Book for all agesWord Searches Books are the best way  to keep kids and teens busy for days and weeks. Multiple levels from beginners, intermediate and advanced word searches. Suitable for adults, teens and children.Benefits of Word search puzzles Improve vocabulary & spellingsImprove memory & concentration Improve general knowledgeImparts discipline to focus Understand new words  Word search Book is an ideal gift for your and family and friends for the holiday season or special occasionWhy this bookLarge printLarge fontMultiple categoriesHigh qualityFree ebook with paperbackAnswers made easy at the endGet your copy now!

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USA TODAY New Sudoku Puzzles: 200 Puzzles

Pdf Humor USA TODAY New Sudoku Puzzles: 200 Puzzles

Pdf:USA TODAY New Sudoku Puzzles: 200 Puzzles.About the Author Founded in 1982, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation, serving as host of the American conversation by delivering high-quality, engaging content through unique visual storytelling across all platforms. A media innovator, USA TODAY also remains the nation’s number one newspaper and is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Read more

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360 Extremely Hard Sudoku Puzzles with Answers: A Bargain Bonanza For Sudoku Lovers

Pdf Humor 360 Extremely Hard Sudoku Puzzles with Answers: A Bargain Bonanza For Sudoku Lovers

Pdf:360 Extremely Hard Sudoku Puzzles with Answers: A Bargain Bonanza For Sudoku Lovers.Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games throughout the globe. Many people enjoy the challenge that they get with it. This said puzzle is so well-known that even those people who have not tried answering or completing a single Sudoku puzzle have at least an idea about what Sudoku is. However, most people have this very common misconception that Sudoku is a game which requires the player some advanced mathematical skills to complete it.

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The Hearts of Men: A Chess Analysis

Pdf Humor The Hearts of Men: A Chess Analysis

Pdf:The Hearts of Men: A Chess Analysis.The Hearts of Men: A Chess AnalysisThe Hearts of Men: A Chess Analysis is a book where the author takes you on a mind blowing journey into the wonderful and deeply beautiful world of chess through the secret recess of the hearts of men. Here the author captures human vices like greed and anger as fundamental causes of defeat.

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The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book: A Collection of Enigmas to Puzzle Even the Greatest Detective of All

Pdf Humor The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book: A Collection of Enigmas to Puzzle Even the Greatest Detective of All

Pdf:The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book: A Collection of Enigmas to Puzzle Even the Greatest Detective of All.About the Author Dr. Gareth Moore is the author of more than 75 books of puzzles for both children and adults, and the creator of the daily brain-training site, BrainedUp.com. He creates all types of puzzles, ranging from crosswords and other word puzzles through to sudoku and logic puzzles, onto complex dot-to-dot, color-by-number, and maze books. He also creates sticker books and other types of activity content, as well as optical illusions, quizzes, and trivia books. He has written several books of brain and memory training puzzles, exercises, and tips, and frequently appears on TV and radio as both a brain-training and a puzzle expert. Read more

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Can You Think Like A President?: The Ultimate Fill-In-The-Blank Word Puzzle Book! (Trump Series)

Pdf Humor Can You Think Like A President?: The Ultimate Fill-In-The-Blank Word Puzzle Book! (Trump Series)

Pdf:Can You Think Like A President?: The Ultimate Fill-In-The-Blank Word Puzzle Book! (Trump Series).This is the ultimate fill-in-the-blank word puzzle book! It’s amazing! A lot of people are saying they have never made puzzles like this in the history of word puzzles! Why are these puzzles so challenging? First, they are based on “Tweets,” so the normal rules of grammar and diction do not necessarily apply. Second, they are based on the tweets of Donald Trump, so no other rules necessarily apply either!This book contains 100 fill-in-the-blank word puzzles based on the tweets of Donald Trump during his term as President of the United States. Each puzzle consists of a series of 3 tweets from Donald Trump’s twitter feed, not necessarily in chronological order and not necessarily related by topic. There are multiple ways to play:(1) Fill in the blank lines in the tweets with the words and phrases at the bottom of the puzzle. See how close you can get to the answer key at the back of the book.(2) If you closely follow Donald Trump’s tweets and really want a challenge, then try filling in the blanks without referencing the words and phrases at the bottom of the puzzle.(3) As an alternative, fill in the blanks with whatever you want or what you think they should say. See how far away you are from the answer key. Your tweets may be happier, harsher, or on completely different topics.(4) Get a group together and/or make it a team game. See who can fill in the blanks the fastest and/or with the most accuracy.(5) Any other way you can think of to play!This is a great way to interact with and re-live some of your favorite Trump tweets or to reword the tweets into something which better reflects your views. Whether you’re a fan of Donald Trump or not, you can have fun with these puzzles and exercise your brain. This book challenges you to examine the tweets word-by-word and line-by-line to answer the question, “Can You Think Like A President?”

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The Train Your Brain Mind Exercise: 156 Puzzles for a Superior Mind

Pdf Humor The Train Your Brain Mind Exercise: 156 Puzzles for a Superior Mind

Pdf:The Train Your Brain Mind Exercise: 156 Puzzles for a Superior Mind.About the Author PeterFrank was founded in 2000 by Peter De Schepper and Frank Coussement. Their internationally registered trademark, BrainSnack®, stands for challenging, language-independent, logical, and high-quality puzzles and mind games for kids, teens, and adults. Read more

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Mensa® Challenging Brain Twisters: 100 Logic and Number Puzzles for Hours of Brain-Training Fun (Mensa® Brilliant Brain Workouts)

Pdf Humor Mensa® Challenging Brain Twisters: 100 Logic and Number Puzzles for Hours of Brain-Training Fun (Mensa® Brilliant Brain Workouts)

Pdf:Mensa® Challenging Brain Twisters: 100 Logic and Number Puzzles for Hours of Brain-Training Fun (Mensa® Brilliant Brain Workouts).Sharpen your mental reflexes and have fun doing it! No matter how old you are, your brain is of utmost importance to everything you do—we owe it to ourselves to stay mentally fit! This book will help you do just that. The newest book in American Mensa’s Brilliant Brain Workout series, it is full of the essential brain teasers for keeping your mind healthy. Whether you are looking to be able to focus during those long meetings or you just want to keep your mind sharp, these puzzles will be sure to increase your brain efficiency while providing a ten-minute workout for your cognitive lobes. In the end, you’ll have a stronger, fitter mind—and you’ll have had fun in the process. Challenge yourself and keep your mind young and sharp with these brain-bending games and puzzles. 

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Crazy Plant Lady

Pdf Humor Crazy Plant Lady

Pdf:Crazy Plant Lady.For the plant-obsessed woman of any age, this humorous, illustrated little book celebrates the devotion and quirky habits plants inspire. You know you’re a crazy plant lady when watering is a hobby, you can’t resist a cute pot, and just looking at succulents and monsteras makes you smile. This charming celebration of the plant lady lifestyle proves that plant love is the joy that keeps growing. There are sweet puns: Aloe you vera much. Plant lady dreams: thrifting the perfect vintage mister. Relatable mantras: Every day is a good day to go plant shopping. All featuring vibrant art by Isabel Serna throughout—plus, a bonus sheet of plant-themed stickers!  

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Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics

Pdf Humor Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics

Pdf:Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics.From the Inside Flap 'An inspired account of the experimental design idiom of the legendary UPA studios. Cartoon Vision frames modern animation as part of an urgent project to reorganize vision in a postwar climate of sensory overstimulation. By showing us what Mr. Magoo owed to Moholy-Nagy, Bashara’s bold interdisciplinary study unsettles familiar stories about midcentury modernism.'—Justus Nieland, author of Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era “By repositioning United Productions of America (UPA)—one of the twentieth century’s most important animation studios—in a history that goes beyond animation and American cinema to concurrent movements in interwar American art and mid-century design thinking, Cartoon Vision makes a critical contribution to the history of American visual culture at large. It is sure to become a valuable source for historians of many stripes, from film and media studies to art and design to American modernism.'—Brian R. Jacobson, author of Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space  Read more About the Author Dan Bashara is an instructor of cinema and media studies at DePaul University. Read more

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Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation (Required Reading Range)

Pdf Humor Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation (Required Reading Range)

Pdf:Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation (Required Reading Range).Review “Chris Walsh has just written the definitive book on stop motion for students. It's fantastic because it covers everything, from creating a basic puppet character, to setting up a fitting studio, through to experiencing the entire process of making a film, from start to finish. Everything that a student would need and want to know is here, and then they can explore even more online. The language is highly accessible, and Chris's obvious sense of humour shines through in every paragraph, making it a 'fun' read. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone wishing to study stop motion, or indeed anyone who has a general fascination of it, since it will have such universal appeal. It makes me want to get on and make my next film and inspires me to embrace the endless possibilities of this everlasting medium. I have no doubt that it will inspire you, and stop-motion students everywhere, too.” ―Richard Haynes, Senior Lecturer, Arts University Bournemouth, UK“Christopher Walsh's Stop Motion Filmmaking offers a comprehensive account of model-based animation. Guiding readers, step-by-step, through the intricacies of armature construction, the fabrication of sets and props, costume design and much more, Walsh inspires confidence and creativity with every page turn. Readers will also find plenty of advice about how best to light, stage, frame, and animate. Finally, Walsh presents the reader with an honest and contemporary account of film distribution and exhibition. With this book on your bookshelf you really will feel prepared to share your animated stories with the world.” ―Chris Pallant, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK“One of the most comprehensive overviews of stop motion animation techniques and practices I've found to date. Walsh gives clear and detailed instructions for planning and executing a stop motion short film from start to finish. A great foundation for anyone starting out in this medium.” ―Blake Douglas Young, Independent Filmmaker and Animator, USA“A must-have text for anyone embarking on a career in animation and stop motion production. Eminently readable and supported by a comprehensive range of interviews and advice from contemporary animation directors, designers and model makers. I wish this had been around when I was starting out.” ―Andrew Sugden, Senior Lecturer in Animation, Edge Hill University, UK Read more About the Author Christopher Walsh has an MFA in Film Studies, and is a Professor in the Bachelor of Animation Program at Sheridan College, Canada. He has worked extensively in the stop motion television industry, and his own short films continue to screen at animation festivals internationally. Read more

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Animated Encounters: Transnational Movements of Chinese Animation, 1940s–1970s (Asia Pop!)

Pdf Humor Animated Encounters: Transnational Movements of Chinese Animation, 1940s–1970s (Asia Pop!)

Pdf:Animated Encounters: Transnational Movements of Chinese Animation, 1940s–1970s (Asia Pop!).Review Animated Encounters is a fascinating account of little-known developments in Chinese animation, a field of growing importance in film and Asian studies. It introduces the history of film animation in China, revealing its early international connections and circulations to trace issues of national culture and inter-ethnic relations and to shed light on the rise of Japanese anime. Du convincingly shows how China’s animators continued to work and create across borders from the 1940s to the 1970s, effectively challenging the convention that Communist China was ‘closed’ during these decades. Author: Paul Clark, University of AucklandThis book offers conceptually innovative and historically detailed readings of a broad range of animation, but it is not just a book about Chinese animation. Digging deep into the composite nature of animation, Du unearths strange artifacts that defy explanation in purely contextual or culturalist terms. Animation here cuts through historically sedimented layers and received geopolitical regions to reveal unexpected zones of aesthetic autonomy that provide fresh insight into the composite nature of modernity in China. Author: Thomas Lamarre, McGill UniversityEngaging and lucidly composed, Animated Encounters not only fills a significant gap in Chinese film historiography with its focus on animation film from the Pacific War to the Cold War, it also contributes refreshing methodological approaches to transnational animation and film studies. Du’s careful archival research and intertextual reading informed by interdisciplinary perspectives (including film studies, art history, and gender, children, animal studies) weave a fascinating new narrative of Chinese film history within the context of global modernity. Author: Zhen Zhang, New York University Read more From the Author Daisy Yan Du (Author) Daisy Yan Du is associate professor in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Art of Missing Link

Pdf Humor The Art of Missing Link

Pdf:The Art of Missing Link.About the Author Ramin Zahed is the Editor-in-Chief of Animation Magazine. He has been covering the animation and visual effects world for over 20 years. His articles have also appeared in Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times and Emmy Magazine. He is the author of numerous books on animation, including The Art of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Art of The Little Prince, The Art of Captain Underpants and The Art of Rise of the Guardians. Read more

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Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History

Pdf Humor Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History

Pdf:Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History.About the Author Frazier Moore is a charter-member fan of Family Guy. During a quarter-century as Television Critic for The Associated Press he wrote frequently about the show and the creative team that brings the Griffins to life, reaching back to 1999 and the series' debut episode, which he greeted as 'hilarious.' Prior to the AP and enjoying Family Guy, Moore wrote for publications including The New York Times, Spy magazine, Interview, People and TV Guide, and was an arts and feature writer for The Atlanta Constitution. Read more

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Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series

Pdf Humor Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series

Pdf:Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series.About the Author Rich Schepis is a life-long Trekkie and writer, whose recent work has appeared on authorized Star Trek sites including TrekCore, The Rogues Portal, and TrekMovie. His love of the franchise and especially John DeLancie’s indelible performance of Q led him to bestowing that name upon his cat; much to his chagrin, she has appeared to take on many of the omnipotent being’s personality traits.   Aaron Harvey is a graphic designer and podcaster. He’s the host of the “Saturday Morning Trek” podcast on Trek.FM and has created cover art for Star Trek comics as well as other posters, T-shirts, and other fantastic Trek-related imagery. Read more

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The Art of Toy Story 4

Pdf Humor The Art of Toy Story 4

Pdf:The Art of Toy Story 4.About the Author Josh Cooley has worked on the Academy Award®–winning films The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Inside Out, and the director of Up and Golden Globe®–winning Cars. Read more

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We Bare Bears Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf Humor We Bare Bears Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf:We Bare Bears Hardcover Ruled Journal.Chronicle your adventures alongside Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear with this hardcover ruled journal, the perfect gift for fans of Cartoon Network's hit show We Bare Bears. Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear are always on the lookout for new adventures—and mischief! Now fans can celebrate their love of Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears with this hardcover ruled journal, featuring graphics and imagery from the popular show. At 192 pages, this hardcover journal lies flat when open and includes a ribbon placeholder, elastic band, and back pocket for storing keepsakes and mementos

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Hayao Miyazaki

Pdf Humor Hayao Miyazaki

Pdf:Hayao Miyazaki.This illustrated journey through the magical worlds of Hayao Miyazaki looks at the complete works of the beloved filmmaker.For four decades Hayao Miyazaki has been enchanting audiences of all ages. His films, which often feature children navigating magical and precarious lands, offer timeless explorations of childhood and what it means to grow up. Celebrated and admired around the world for his imagination, artistic vision, craftsmanship, and deeply humanistic values, Miyazaki has also influenced generations of artists--from anime-sketching kids and computer game designers to comic book artists and directors such as Steven Spielberg. The appeal of his strong female characters, gorgeous nature scenes, themes of peace and kindness, and miraculous flying machines cuts across cultural boundaries. This book, accompanying the inaugural exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, includes hundreds of original production materials from Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, which he founded in 1985. Concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, and layouts from all eleven of his major films including My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke, will offer insight into Miyazaki's creative process and animation techniques. Featuring large, luminous color illustrations, this volume invites all manner of immersive exploration--whether for technical cues, creative inspiration, or rapturous daydreaming.Published with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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The Legend of Korra: An Avatar's Chronicle

Pdf Humor The Legend of Korra: An Avatar's Chronicle

Pdf:The Legend of Korra: An Avatar's Chronicle.About the Author Andrea Robinson is a New York–based  editor and author. She is the author of The Vampire Diaries: Unlocking the Secrets of Mystic Falls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire. Her young adult novel, Vampire Crush, published under the name A. M. Robinson, was a featured selection of the Scholastic Book Club. Read more

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Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons

Pdf Humor Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons

Pdf:Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons.From the Inside Flap 'A thrilling read—one of the most exuberant, brilliant books I’ve come across in a very long time. I have lived with many of the cartoons Hannah Frank analyzes for pretty much my entire life and never suspected the hidden life or lives within their images, the inscription of histories (social, personal, technological, aesthetic) in which, it turns out, they abound.' —Scott Bukatman, author of The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit 'Frame by Frame is an original and thought-provoking work that makes important and unexpected contributions to the quickly evolving cinema and media studies debates about animation. Hannah Frank’s work is deeply refreshing in its ability to think across and weave together different strands of the various debates about animation that have arisen to date. These are all big conversations in their own right, and Frank is impressive in her ability to think lucidly across them in such fluent and productive ways.'—Karen Redrobe, author of Crash: Cinema and the Politics of Speed and Stasis  Read more About the Author Hannah Frank (1984–2017) was Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work has been published in Critical Quarterly and Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and she contributed a chapter to A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood.Daniel Morgan is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago and is author of Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema. Read more

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Visual Storytelling with Color and Light

Pdf Humor Visual Storytelling with Color and Light

Pdf:Visual Storytelling with Color and Light.About the Author Michael Humphries has had a distinguished career in illustration and animation as a background artist, visual development artist, and art director for many of Disney Feature Animation Studios films including: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Great Mouse Detective, The Rescuers Down Under, Brother Bear, Home on the Range, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Fantasia / 2000, and The Princess and the Frog. Michael was also nominated for an Annie Award as the Production Designer on Sony Pictures Animations first feature length animated movie Open Season. He resides in Pasadena California where he teaches entertainment art at ArtCenter College of Design. Please visit his website at: www.michaelhumphries.net Read more

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The Animator Letters Project: A Goldmine of Inspiration from a Hundred Accomplished Artists

Pdf Humor The Animator Letters Project: A Goldmine of Inspiration from a Hundred Accomplished Artists

Pdf:The Animator Letters Project: A Goldmine of Inspiration from a Hundred Accomplished Artists.About the Author Willie Downs is the creator of The Animator Letters Project, which has been featured by Cartoon Brew, Animation Magazine, Letters of Note, and KCRW's The Business. Downs is a former student of Animation Mentor Online Animation School, and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. During his junior year of high school, Downs joined the Texas Army National Guard, serving six years with one deployment to Iraq, where he was awarded The Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. Downs, his wife and two children reside in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas where they enjoy spending time outdoors. Read more

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The Legend of Korra Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf Humor The Legend of Korra Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf:The Legend of Korra Hardcover Ruled Journal.Celebrate the beloved animated Nickelodeon series The Legend of Korra with this hardcover journal featuring Avatar Korra’s adventures through Republic City and beyond. Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking animated series The Legend of Korra follows Avatar Korra as she seeks to keep the balance between the mortal and spirit worlds, following in the footsteps of Avatar Aang. Featuring Korra, Asami, and iconic imagery from the show, this deluxe journal lies flat when open and includes 192 ruled pages, a ribbon placeholder, an elastic band, and a back pocket for storing keepsakes and mementos.

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Powerpuff Girls Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf Humor Powerpuff Girls Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf:Powerpuff Girls Hardcover Ruled Journal.Celebrate the Powerpuff Girls and their mission to save the city of Townsville (and the world) before bedtime with this hardcover ruled journal.From 1998 to 2004, the Powerpuff Girls fought against the forces of evil to save the world. Now Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are back in action with Cartoon Network’s critically acclaimed revival series. This hardcover journal lies flat when open and includes 192 ruled pages, a ribbon placeholder, elastic band, and back pocket for storing keepsakes and mementos. Featuring colorful imagery from The Powerpuff Girls, it offers fans the chance to record their own concoctions of sugar, spice, everything nice . . . and Chemical X!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf Humor Avatar: The Last Airbender Hardcover Ruled Journal

Pdf:Avatar: The Last Airbender Hardcover Ruled Journal.Celebrate the adventures of Team Avatar from the hit animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender with this beautifully designed hardcover journal.With beloved characters, heartfelt storytelling, and stunning animation, Nickelodeon’s landmark series Avatar: The Last Airbender chronicles Avatar Aang’s journey to master the four elements and save the world from the threat of the Fire Nation. Featuring Aang, Katara, and Sokka as well as iconic art from the series, this deluxe journal lies flat when open and includes 192 ruled pages, a ribbon placeholder, an elastic band, and a back pocket for storing keepsakes and mementos.

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Steven Universe Deluxe Note Card Set (With Keepsake Book Box)

Pdf Humor Steven Universe Deluxe Note Card Set (With Keepsake Book Box)

Pdf:Steven Universe Deluxe Note Card Set (With Keepsake Book Box).Celebrate your love for Steven and the Crystal Gems from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe with this deluxe note card set.Taking inspiration from Cartoon Network’s acclaimed animated series Steven Universe, this deluxe note card set features imagery of your favorite Crystal Gems and their most memorable moments from the show. This keepsake set includes: 20 note cards featuring quotes from Steven Universe 20 envelopes 20 sticker seals A pocket journal A keepsake box for storage Designed for fans of Steven Universe, this collectible set offers a fun and unique way to celebrate the show with friends near and far.

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Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics

Pdf Humor Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics

Pdf:Cartoon Vision: UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics.From the Inside Flap 'An inspired account of the experimental design idiom of the legendary UPA studios. Cartoon Vision frames modern animation as part of an urgent project to reorganize vision in a postwar climate of sensory overstimulation. By showing us what Mr. Magoo owed to Moholy-Nagy, Bashara’s bold interdisciplinary study unsettles familiar stories about midcentury modernism.'—Justus Nieland, author of Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era “By repositioning United Productions of America (UPA)—one of the twentieth century’s most important animation studios—in a history that goes beyond animation and American cinema to concurrent movements in interwar American art and mid-century design thinking, Cartoon Vision makes a critical contribution to the history of American visual culture at large. It is sure to become a valuable source for historians of many stripes, from film and media studies to art and design to American modernism.'—Brian R. Jacobson, author of Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space  Read more About the Author Dan Bashara is an instructor of cinema and media studies at DePaul University. Read more

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Alien: The Blueprints

Pdf Humor Alien: The Blueprints

Pdf:Alien: The Blueprints.About the Author Graham Langridge has been involved with the production of technical blueprints and graphics since 2002. In 2009 he completed exterior blueprints for the USCSS Nostromo (Alien, 1979), and from 2011 to 2015 he produced blueprints for the USS Sulaco, the M577 Armored Personnel Carrier and P-5000 PowerLoader (Aliens, 1986). He has also worked with the design production of mixed-media advertising for stage productions in the UK. Read more

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Still Life with Brook Trout

Pdf Humor Still Life with Brook Trout

Pdf:Still Life with Brook Trout.Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writersIn Still Life with Brook Trout, John Gierach demonstrates once again that fishing, when done right, is as much a philosophical pursuit as a sport. Gierach travels to Wyoming and Maine and points in between, searching out new fly-fishing adventures and savoring familiar waters with old friends. Along the way he meditates on the importance of good guides ("really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good guide can't is write prescriptions"), the challenge of salmon fishing ("salmon prowl - if they're not here now, they could be here in half an hour...or tomorrow...or next month"), and the zen of fishing alone ("I also enjoy where my mind goes when I'm fishing alone, which is usually nowhere in particular and by a predictable route"). On a more serious note, he ponders the damaging effects of disasters both natural and man-made: drought, wildfires, and the politics of dam-building, among others.Reflecting on a trip to a small creek near his home, Gierach writes, "In my brightest moments, I think slowing down...has opened huge new vistas on my old home water. It's like a friendship that not only lasts, but gets better against the odds." Similarly, Still Life with Brook Trout proves that Gierach, like fly-fishing itself, becomes deeper and richer with time.

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At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

Pdf Humor At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

Pdf:At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman.Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.  Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America's favorite fishing scribe, John Gierach, who dedicates himself to his passion despite his belief that "In the long run, fishing usually amounts to a lifetime of pratfalls punctuated by rare moments of perfection."  Beginning with an early spring expedition to barely thawed Wyoming waters and ending with a New Year's Eve trip to the Frying Pan River in Colorado, Gierach's travels find him fishing for trout, carp, and grayling; considering the pros and cons of learning fishing from videos ("video fishing seems a little like movie sex: fun to watch, but a long way from the real thing"); pondering the ethics of sharing secret spots; and debunking the myth of the unflappable outdoorsman ("masters of stillness on the outside, festering s***holes of uncertainty just under the surface").   With an appreciation of the highs, the lows, and all points between, Gierach writes about the fishing life with wisdom, grace, and the well-timed wisecrack. As he says, "The season never does officially end here, but it ends effectively, which means you can fish if you want to and if you can stand it, but you don't have to." As any Gierach fan knows, want to and have to are never very far apart.

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The Golden Girls: Magnet Set (Miniature Editions)

Pdf Humor The Golden Girls: Magnet Set (Miniature Editions)

Pdf:The Golden Girls: Magnet Set (Miniature Editions).About the Author Christine Kopaczewski has seen every episode of The Golden Girls at least twice. She's decidedly a Sophia. Her work has been published by Good Housekeeping, Philadelphia magazine, Business Insider, PureWow, and Yahoo. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and Scottish Terrier puppy. Read more

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook

Pdf Humor Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook

Pdf:Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook.About the Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is the coauthor of the best-seller A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook and the author of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook. Her work is a synthesis of imagination and historical research. This passion has led her to a career of transforming imaginary foods into reality. She greatly enjoys foreign languages, treasure hunting, history, and all things related to honey. Marc Sumerak is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer and editor. His recent work for Insight includes Hidden Universe Travel Guide: The Complete Marvel Cosmos, Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes, and Ghostbusters: Ectomobile: Owner’s Workshop Manual.  Read more

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Movies (And Other Things)

Pdf Humor Movies (And Other Things)

Pdf:Movies (And Other Things).#1 New York Times bestselling author Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 18.0px; font: 14.7px Tahoma; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; background-color: #ffffff} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 18.0px; font: 14.7px Tahoma; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 18.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 17.0px; font: 14.7px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #ffffff} Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day? Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies. Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.

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Dungeons and Dragons Bestiary Notebook Set: 8 Mini Notebooks

Pdf Humor Dungeons and Dragons Bestiary Notebook Set: 8 Mini Notebooks

Pdf:Dungeons and Dragons Bestiary Notebook Set: 8 Mini Notebooks.About the Author WIZARDS OF THE COAST is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science-fiction themes. Originally a basement-run game publisher, they popularized the collectible card game and role-playing game genres with Magic: The Gathering and the acquisition of Dungeons & Dragons in the mid-1990s. A subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc, they publish board games, collectible card games, role-playing games, and more. Read more

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Bleeding Skull: A 1990s Trash-Horror Odyssey

Pdf Humor Bleeding Skull: A 1990s Trash-Horror Odyssey

Pdf:Bleeding Skull: A 1990s Trash-Horror Odyssey.Review “'A degenerate Halloween party.'” - New York Times“'Like a fever dream glimpse into parallel worlds.'” - Vice“'The go-to encyclopedia for trash, bizarre, and shot-on-video horror cinema.'” - Fangoria Read more About the Author Annie Choi is the author of Shut Up, You're Welcome and Happy Birthday or Whatever. She is a contributing writer and editor of Bleeding Skull, and has been a featured storyteller on The Moth. She lives in New York City.Zack Carlson is the co-author of Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film and a writer on multiple series for the Adult Swim network. He was producer/host of the Vice series Outsider and is one of the schmoes behind Fantastic Fest, the nation's largest genre film festival. He lives in Austin, Texas.Joseph A. Zeimba is the founder of Bleedingskull.com and the director of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) and genre programming at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Read more

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Self-Care for Cats (And Their Humans): A Feline's Guide to Living the Pampered Life You Deserve

Pdf Humor Self-Care for Cats (And Their Humans): A Feline's Guide to Living the Pampered Life You Deserve

Pdf:Self-Care for Cats (And Their Humans): A Feline's Guide to Living the Pampered Life You Deserve.About the Author Patricia Washburn has been catstaff since before there was an Internet. She once gave a business presentation illustrated entirely with cat pictures. She is not a crazy cat lady because the threshold for that title is two more cats than you already have. When not writing about cats, Patricia writes about cybersecurity, software, and large scientific building projects. As a single female writer of a certain age, she is practically required to have cats. She is currently supervised by three, all rescues. Read more

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Cat Butts In Space (The Feline Frontier!): A Coloring Book

Pdf Humor Cat Butts In Space (The Feline Frontier!): A Coloring Book

Pdf:Cat Butts In Space (The Feline Frontier!): A Coloring Book.Review J.M.5.0 out of 5 stars So funnyJanuary 17, 2019Format: Paperback'I love it. It's very cute and really hilarious' Read more About the Author Val Brains is an author/illustrator and mural painter with a pretty ridiculous sense of humor. She is based in Austin, TX. Val believes that laughter and coloring is for everyone. Her goal is to bring you funny and unique Cat Butt illustrations to color, gift and laugh at together. She loves reading your reviews, especially your stories about how Cat Butts brightened someone's day or helped them through a difficult time. Honestly, the bad reviews are entertaining too. You can see more of her work on instagram @valbrains and valbrains.com. For the latest on Val's Cat Butt Coloring Books, also follow @catbuttcoloring on instagram. Read more

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Texts from Mittens the Cat 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar

Pdf Humor Texts from Mittens the Cat 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar

Pdf:Texts from Mittens the Cat 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar.The Texts from Mittens 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar shows you what kind of conversations humans and cats could have if cats had smart phones and could text.Based on the popular blog, each full-color page of this calendar features imaginary, humorous, and sweet conversations shared between “Mitty,” the box-loving, over-anxious, self-absorbed housecat, and his owner. As an added bonus, the back of each page includes Daily Extra content such as puzzles, jokes, lists, quotes, activities, tips, and trivia.

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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

Pdf Humor Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

Pdf:Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby.About the Author Matthew Inman is the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You. Matthew also co-created the popular Exploding Kittens card game. Since being founded in 2009, his work on TheOatmeal.com has been read by over 300 million people. Read more

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Pusheen 2019-2020 Weekly/Monthly Planner Calendar

Pdf Humor Pusheen 2019-2020 Weekly/Monthly Planner Calendar

Pdf:Pusheen 2019-2020 Weekly/Monthly Planner Calendar.Being organized just got way more fun with the Pusheen 2019–2020 Monthly/Weekly Planner. It's packed with Pusheen and friends artwork, including favorite characters like Pusheenicorn, Pugsheen, and Pusheenimals of the world. With plenty of room to write, a convenient storage pocket, and a sheet of adorable stickers, this stylish and functional planner will be a welcome addition to your Pusheen collection.The Internet's favorite feline has been bouncing and blogging for ten years! Keep track of your special occasions and goals with this super-cute sixteen-month Pusheen planner.Monthly and weekly planning pages for September 2019 through December 2020Spiral bindingStorage pocket, Lined pages for Notes, and StickersIncludes official holidays for the U.S. and Canada

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Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar

Pdf Humor Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar

Pdf:Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar.If cute, quirky, and cat are part of your style, the Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar is a must-have for your bedroom, kitchen, craft room, or office.The Internet's favorite feline has been bouncing and blogging for ten years! The 2020 Pusheen calendar features thirteen pieces of full-color artwork—including new seasonal scenes, favorite characters and friends, and a bonus spread for September–December 2019 to accommodate school-year planning or fans who just can't wait to hang up their new Pusheen calendar.Bonus sheet of super-cute Pusheen stickersGenerous grids provide space to add appointments and remindersIncludes official holidays for the U.S. and Canada

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Funny Cat Stories 2: Fun and Surprises

Pdf Humor Funny Cat Stories 2: Fun and Surprises

Pdf:Funny Cat Stories 2: Fun and Surprises.This is a book of Funny Cat Stories 2 that will make you laugh and most likely think about your own funny cat stories! A lot of laughs are awaiting you when you start listening to this book!

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Rey and Pals

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Pdf:Rey and Pals.About the Author Jeffrey Brown is the Eisner Award-winning artist and author of the Darth Vader™ and Son series. A lifelong Star Wars fan, he lives in Chicago. Read more

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Winners: The horses, the memories, the defining moments

Pdf Humor Winners: The horses, the memories, the defining moments

Pdf:Winners: The horses, the memories, the defining moments.About the Author Hugh Cahill is a sports broadcaster, commentator and journalist. Currently in his 10th year with RTÉ Sport, Hugh has covered a wide range of international and domestic events, from the Olympic Games, to Rugby World Cups and Cheltenham. Hugh has fronted RTÉ's television coverage of the Christmas Racing Festival and also commentates for World Rugby on the international Sevens circuit.A father of three children, he lives in Wicklow with his wife Louise. Read more

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The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled

Pdf Humor The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled

Pdf:The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled.About the Author Bert Randolph Sugar established himself as one of the world's foremost sports historians. He was the former editor in chief of The Ring and Fight Game magazines and the author of more than eighty books, with over a dozen books on baseball. Past titles include The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists, Bert Sugar's Baseball Hall of Fame: A Living History of America's Greatest Game, and Fight or Die: The Vinny Paz Story. Sugar passed away in 2012.Ken Samelson is an editor and author of several sports books. He is a former editor of the Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia and co-author of Amazing Mets Trivia, The Great All-Time Baseball Record Book, The Miracle Has Landed, and The Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia Quiz Book. Read more

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WWE Greatest Rivalries

Pdf Humor WWE Greatest Rivalries

Pdf:WWE Greatest Rivalries.The greatest rivalries in the WWE wrestling ring revealedThey grapple at WrestleMania, at SmackDown Live, and Royal Rumble. They battle on RAW, at SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. They clash inside--and outside--the ring. The titanic rivalries of WWE Superstars such as The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks, are a vital part of WWE's edge-of-the-seat appeal. Every member of the WWE Universe will have their favorite-you just have to take sides. Who would you cheer for as they chase the Championship, employing their charisma, signature moves, and the most cutting insults they can think of? And, of course, rivalries in WWE aren't just between individual Superstars-they may be between tag teams, like The Usos and The New Day, or even involve Superstars from one show staging a sudden attack on the Superstars of another!This book lifts the lid on all the drama behind WWE's greatest rivalries, highlighting the crucial clashes and each side's biggest wins. Discover how each rivalry started-was it simply pursuit of a common goal, or a bitter personality clash? Find out who has hurled the most biting barbs, why enemies suddenly become allies, and how grudge-strewn wars have ended in mutual respect. Armed with key stats and info, you can follow every twist and turn of these epic encounters, embracing many of the most memorable moments in the history of WWE.

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It's Okay If You Don't Like Tennis: Funny Novelty Tennis Gift - Small Lined Notebook (6” x 9”) (Best Funny Tennis Notebooks)

Pdf Humor It's Okay If You Don't Like Tennis: Funny Novelty Tennis Gift - Small Lined Notebook (6” x 9”) (Best Funny Tennis Notebooks)

Pdf:It's Okay If You Don't Like Tennis: Funny Novelty Tennis Gift - Small Lined Notebook (6” x 9”) (Best Funny Tennis Notebooks).Funny Novelty Tennis Gift - Small Lined NotebookThis personal, unique journal can be used for writing poetry, jotting down your brilliant ideas, positive thoughts, recording your accomplishments, and more. Use it as a diary or gratitude journal, a travel journal or to record your food intake or progress toward your fitness goals. The simple lined pages allow you to use it however you wish.Journals to Write In offers a wide variety, so keep one by you bedside as a dream journal, one in your car to record mileage and expenses, one by your computer for login names and passwords, and one in your purse or backpack to jot down random thoughts and inspirations throughout the day.Notebook journals also makes a perfect gift anytime of year including birthday, christmas, friendship gifts, journal for mothers, journal for daughters notebook for friends or just - to inspire someone you love today! Paper journals never need to be charged and no batteries are required! You only need your thoughts and dreams and something to write with.Perfect journal notebook sized at: 6x9High-quality paper is perfect for ink, gel pens, pencils or colored pencils120 pages - one full yearMate cover for silky finish what will feel amazing in your hands!Perfect for gift giving!

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The Everything Guide to Sports Betting: From Pro Football to College Basketball, Systems and Strategies for Winning Money

Pdf Humor The Everything Guide to Sports Betting: From Pro Football to College Basketball, Systems and Strategies for Winning Money

Pdf:The Everything Guide to Sports Betting: From Pro Football to College Basketball, Systems and Strategies for Winning Money.About the Author Josh Appelbaum is a die-hard Boston sports fan from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. After graduating with an English degree from the University of Vermont in 2009, he moved to Boston and spent the Recession toiling in restaurants and gambling on sports with his friends (unsuccessfully). In 2011, he landed an entry-level position at Sports Insights, a leading sports betting analytics company. Here, Appelbaum learned the betting industry inside and out, along the way rising from Analyst to Customer Service Manager to Betting Hangout Host. In 2017, Sports Insights merged with four other companies to create The Action Network. Appelbaum now lives in Gloucester. He enjoys living on the beach, traveling, going to concerts, following politics and spending time with friends and family. Read more

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Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Pdf Humor Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Pdf:Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away.About the Author Ken Napzok started his entertainment career as a disc jockey in Pismo Beach before heading to Los Angeles and the worlds of screenwriting, sketch and stand-up comedy, music blogging, and professional wrestling. He rekindled his passion for broadcasting as the producer/ newsman of the Schmoes Know Movie Show, co-host of the Jedi Alliance vodcast, and his podcast The Napzok Files. In 2015, he co-created the Star Wars podcast feed ForceCenter with Joseph Scrimshaw and Jennifer Landa. With four new Star War podcasts every week, ForceCenter enjoyed over one million downloads last year. Ken also became a producer/ host for ScreenJunkies and was the popular brand’s go-to expert on Star Wars and Game of Thrones. In 2016 Ken moved to Collider Video as a producer, writer and host. He became a regular pundit on the number one Star Wars YouTube show Collider Jedi Council. In April 2017, he became the Movie Trivia Schmoedown’s first ever Star Wars trivia champion by defeating actor Sam Witwer, the voice of Darth Maul himself, and three others in front of a wild, live audience at Star Wars Celebration. He has developed a reputation as a humorous, celebratory, expert appreciator of Star Wars. Read more

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

Pdf Humor How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

Pdf:How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.Review Praise for What If?:'To reinvigorate your sense of cosmic wonder...breeze through former NASA scientist Munroe's lively answers--peppered with line drawings--to some pretty bizarre questions about life, the universe, and everything else...Extreme astrophysics and indecipherable chemistry have rarely been this clearly explained or this consistently hilarious.'--Entertainment Weekly '10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year' 'Consistently fascinating and entertaining...Munroe leavens the hard science with whimsical touches... An illuminating handbook of methods of reasoning.' --Wall Street Journal 'It's fun to watch as Munroe tackles each question and examines every possible complication with nerdy and methodical aplomb.... The delightfully demented What If? is the most fun you can have with math and science, short of becoming your own evil genius.' --Boston Globe  Praise for Thing Explainer: 'Brilliant...a wonderful guide for curious minds.'--Bill Gates 'Required reading for the curious.' --Popular Science 'This book is a feast for the eyes and a party for your brain. I cannot more highly recommend that you get this for yourself, your favorite nerd, or someone who just loves beautiful drawings.' --Scientific American Read more About the Author Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular webcomic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time. He lives in Massachusetts. Read more

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Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood

Pdf Humor Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood

Pdf:Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood.Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days after giving birth (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to dodge post-partum sex, Cat & Nat's Mom Truths shares everything no one will tell you about having kids. Mixing memoir, humor, and advice, Cat and Nat tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom in their first book. With seven kids between them and millions of fans on social media, they get real about the parts of parenting that somehow don't make the Instagram feed. Sharing their outrageous humor, fearless myth-busting, and genuine comfort, they walk you from pregnancy to the toddler years and beyond. And they dole out ridiculously honest advice, like what you think you need at the hospital when you have your first baby (lip gloss) versus what you actually need (hemorrhoid pillow), and how worried you should really be about germs (less than you are). Fearless crusaders against the perfection myth and all the gluten-free, sugar-free baking it entails, Cat and Nat assure you that you're already doing a great job, making this an essential companion for moms everywhere.

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#IMomSoHard

Pdf Humor #IMomSoHard

Pdf:#IMomSoHard.In their highly-anticipated first audiobook, the hilarious mom duo with millions of followers explores all the ridiculous shit you're expected to do to keep multiple humans alive and happy-ish and celebrates the love for the friends who get you through it.Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of #IMomSoHard, are just like you and your best mom friend, only funnier and with more wine. Perhaps you've seen one of their insanely popular videos musing on everything from impractical swimsuit fashions to "Things I Found in My Bra". Or maybe you've gone to one of the shows on their sold-out tour, hailed as "monster truck rallies for moms". Or you might have just taken a break from mom-ing so hard yourself and decided to read some adult words for a few minutes. Did you pour yourself some wine? This is not a self-help audiobook. Kristin and Jen know you probably didn't get to shower today and that the last thing you need is advice on all the stuff you're doing wrong. Instead, Kristin and Jen talk nipple hair, sex after marriage, Mom-bods, and their unhealthy obsession with Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones. #IMomSoHard is packed with the back-and-forth laugh-out-loud best-friend banter that Kristin and Jen are known for, with plenty of real talk about postpartum depression, bullying, and the dark thoughts that plague every mom. Throughout it all, they know the ups and downs of motherhood often have nothing to do with your kids - it's the female friendships and solidarity you have with other moms that makes it all worthwhile.#IMomSoHard is like a long, funny, gab session with your best mom friends. Kristin and Jen know 6:00 to 8:00 pm is the worst time to call you. They know not to harass you when you show up to a playdate in a free T-shirt you got from the dentist. They won't give pep talks, but they will talk you down from the motherhood ledge, because, congrats: You're passing with a "C" - and that's all any of us can hope for.

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No Happy Endings: A Memoir

Pdf Humor No Happy Endings: A Memoir

Pdf:No Happy Endings: A Memoir.The author of It's Okay to Laugh and host of the popular podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking - interviews that are "[A] gift to be able to listen [to]" (New York Times) - returns with more hilarious meditations on her messy, wonderful, bittersweet, and unconventional life.Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. We lose love, lose jobs, lose our sense of self. For Nora McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. But in the wake of loss, we get to assemble something new from whatever is left behind. Some circles call finding happiness after loss "Chapter Two" - the continuation of something else. Today, Nora is remarried and mothers four children aged 16 months to 16 years. While her new circumstances bring her extraordinary joy, they are also tinged with sadness over the loved ones she's lost. Life has made Nora a reluctant expert in hard conversations. On her wildly popular podcast, she talks about painful experiences we inevitably face and exposes the absurdity of the question "How are you?" that people often ask when we're coping with the aftermath of emotional catastrophe. She knows intimately that when your life falls apart, there's a mad rush to be okay - to find a silver lining, to get to the happy ending. In this, her second memoir, Nora offers a tragicomic exploration of the tension between finding happiness and holding space for the unhappy experiences that have shaped us. No Happy Endings is an audiobook for people living life after life has fallen apart. It's an audiobook for people who know they're moving forward, not moving on. It's an audiobook for people who know life isn't always happy, but it isn't the end: There will be unimaginable joy and incomprehensible tragedy. As Nora reminds us, there will be no happy endings - but there will be new beginnings.

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Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches

Pdf Humor Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches

Pdf:Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches.Unconventional - yet effective - parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time.Some of the best parenting advice Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These "weird parenting wins" were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius. For example, there's the dad who pig-snorted in his baby's ear to get her to stop crying, and the mom who made a "flat daddy" out of cardboard and sat it at the dinner table when her kids were missing their deployed military father. Every parent and kid is unique, and as we get to know our kids, we can figure out what makes them tick. Because this is an ongoing process, Weird Parenting Wins covers children of all ages, ranging in topics from "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Act Like a Person" (on hygiene, potty training, and manners) to "The Art of Getting Your Kid to Tell You Things" (because eventually, they're going to be tight-lipped). You may find that someone else's weird parenting win works for you, or you might be inspired to try something new the next time you're stuck in a parenting rut. Or maybe you'll just get a good laugh out of the mom who got her kid to try beets because...it might turn her poop pink.Read by Hillary Frank, with Nicola Barber, Dan Bittner, Raphael Corkhill, Ana Isabel, Laura Knight-Keating, Barrie Kreinik, Nick Martorelli, Jen Rubins, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, and Gabra Zackman.

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Typically Jewish

Pdf Humor Typically Jewish

Pdf:Typically Jewish.Review 'A spirited examination of the essence of Jewishness.'—Kirkus (Kirkus 2019-01-15)'Typically Jewish is a wise and witty cornucopia of Jewish likes and dislikes, customs, humor, and tribal tastes and treasures. Over the centuries and across the globe, Jews have built a vast library of books devoted to every imaginable topic of concern and interest to the Jewish people. Typically Jewish is a charming addition to that large and inclusive library.'—World Religion News (World Religion News 2019-01-18)“As Maxwell takes readers on a humorous safari to observe Jews in their natural habitat, even Jews who have never set foot in a synagogue or JCC will recognize themselves with wondrous insight. And Jews who love learning—in other words, all of us—will delight in learning a lot from Typically Jewish. I definitely did.”—Maggie Anton, author of Rashi’s Daughters and Fifty Shades of Talmud (Maggie Anton 2018-09-14)“I’m often asked, What does it mean to be Jewish? Is it a religion? A race? A nationality? A faith? A way of life? Typically Jewish answers these questions—and, like any other great Jewish book, raises many others. Complete with a superb, extremely user-friendly discussion guide, it’s a fantastic source for adult education study sessions. I plan to make it required reading for my Introduction to Judaism students.”—Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, Temple Israel of Greater Kansas City   (Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn 2018-09-14)“I loved this book and look forward to sharing it with my book groups.”—Sharon Curtis, coordinator of Lunch ‘N’ Lit and Ladies of the Night Hadassah book groups (Sharon Curtis 2018-09-14)“Maxwell took me on a fascinating whirlwind discovery tour of the top historical and modern insights into my Jewish identity, concluding with the “Typically Jewish, Atypical Fun Discussion Guide.” I highly recommend this book for Jewish book clubs, JCCs, organizations, federations, and home conversations where you too may laugh, nosh, and kvell together over your Jewish identities.”—Gail K. Harris, coauthor of Journey from Invisibility to Visibility: A Guide for Women Sixty and Beyond (Gail K. Harris 2018-09-14)“When you are about to enter Jewish life, wouldn’t it be great to have a friendly, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth tour guide? Typically Jewish is just that: a witty, unpretentious, and comprehensive explanation of the complexities and conundrums in the twenty-first century mostly Ashkenazic American Jewish experience.”—Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, chief program officer and senior educator, Lehrhaus Judaica   (Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan 2018-09-14)“Ever wish you could chat with a warm, funny, smart, and candid person about being a Jew or becoming a Jew? Meet Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, whose delightfully breezy and erudite Typically Jewish takes a refreshingly honest and comically affirming look at the Jewish past, present, and future.”—Rabbi Bob Alper, stand-up comedian and author of Thanks, I Needed That (Rabbi Bob Alper 2018-09-14) Read more About the Author Nancy Kalikow Maxwell is a librarian, an award-winning writer, and a frequent contributor to Jewish media. She is the author of six books and the creator of funny cards for Hallmark’s Tree of Life Jewish card line.     Read more

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Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé

Pdf Humor Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé

Pdf:Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé.Review 'Reading Jean Painlevé’s archive, James Leo Cahill excavates an urgent nonhuman ethics made possible through film. Each chapter of this lively, meticulously researched, and beautifully written book reveals a complex vision of animals-for-themselves and animals as figures for a fraught political culture. The ‘cinematic nature’ of Painlevé’s world, as theorized by Cahill, unsettles any presumed separateness of human- and animal-being, even as it offers a vision of animal existence that is beyond human existence altogether.'—Jennifer Fay, author of Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene 'A remarkable study of Jean Painlevé’s cinematic attention to the marvels of animal life, James Leo Cahill’s study elegantly resolves the contradictions between intellectual biography and non-anthropocentric modes of inquiry. At once a focused critical biography and a wide-ranging study of organic systems thinking, Zoological Surrealism is alive with the intellectual ferment of the French 1930s. It is an essential text for any reader invested in the development of systems thinking, as well as in the history of experimental film, art, science, and thought.'—Jonathan P. Eburne, author of Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas   Read more About the Author James Leo Cahill is associate professor of cinema studies and French at the University of Toronto and general editor of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. Read more

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Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns, Volumes 1 and 2: Dad Jokes, Book 3

Pdf Humor Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns, Volumes 1 and 2: Dad Jokes, Book 3

Pdf:Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns, Volumes 1 and 2: Dad Jokes, Book 3.This audiobook is value-packed with two volumes inside:Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns, Volume 1Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns, Volume 2There is almost a total of 900 painfully funny dad jokes in here!Sometimes, nothing makes more sense than a good old-fashioned corny joke to make the heart merry and put a smile on everyone's face. Dad jokes or bad jokes, either one is fine. They sometimes do the trick....What is an elf who has just won the lottery called? "Welfy."There are plenty of puns in here that you can recite to your friends and pass yourself off as a wordsmith - unless your last name is not Smith. What do you call a Mexican who's just had his 4x4 stolen? Carlos.Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for Dad? Search no more with this hilarious audiobook of dad jokes.What's inside:Father and son jokesFamily jokesMarriage jokesWork jokesAlcohol jokesAnimal jokesFood jokesCrude jokesFruit and veggie jokesLight bulb jokesIowan jokesYo mama jokesKnock-knock jokesChristmas jokesWeather jokesValentine jokesThanksgiving jokesBirthday jokesCoffee jokesGeneral wordplay jokesCreative answering-machine messagesCountless cheesy punsA total of almost 900 jokes!What are you waiting for? Scroll up and click "Buy Now" for a hilarious experience with family and friends!

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Try Not to Laugh Challenge Adult Jokes Version: Over 300 Jokes

Pdf Humor Try Not to Laugh Challenge Adult Jokes Version: Over 300 Jokes

Pdf:Try Not to Laugh Challenge Adult Jokes Version: Over 300 Jokes.Move over kids, it's time for the adults to have their fun. Get this hilarious Try Not to Laugh Challenge Adult Jokes Version joke audiobook. This joke audiobook is full of non-PC, totally offensive, and most obscene jokes. Not for the faint of heart! Get ready to try not to laugh as you hear a joke from this audiobook of more than 300 jokes! If you or your team does laugh, the others get a point. Try to win by not laughing, but it will be hard! This Try Not To Laugh Challenge Adult Jokes Version joke audiobook will provide hours of laughs (or stifled laughs).

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Dad Jokes? I Think You Mean Rad Jokes!: 101 New Dad Jokes for the New Year

Pdf Humor Dad Jokes? I Think You Mean Rad Jokes!: 101 New Dad Jokes for the New Year

Pdf:Dad Jokes? I Think You Mean Rad Jokes!: 101 New Dad Jokes for the New Year.Dad jokes. They're not regular jokes. In fact, if a dad joke makes you burst out laughing, then there might be something wrong with you. Dad jokes are intended to be bad - eye-rolling, groan-inducing bad. Dad jokes are clever, and dad jokes are puny, but dad jokes are mostly for dad's enjoyment, not the people around him. So get ready to hear some of the best worst dad jokes around. Oh, I'm sorry...dad jokes? We mean rad jokes.

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Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns: Volume 2

Pdf Humor Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns: Volume 2

Pdf:Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns: Volume 2.We are back for more with the second edition of Dad Jokes: The Best Dad Jokes, Awfully Bad but Funny Jokes and Puns! This book includes just under 500 brand new and painfully funny dad jokes.Sometimes nothing makes more sense than a good, old-fashioned corny joke to make the heart merry and put a smile on everyone's face. Dad jokes or bad jokes, either one is fine. They sometimes do the trick.What is an elf who has just won the lottery called...?"Welfy..."Looking for the perfect present for Dad? Search no more, with this hilarious book.What's inside:Fruit and veggie jokesLight bulb jokesIowan jokes"Yo Mama" jokes"Knock knock" jokesChristmas jokesWeather jokesValentine jokesThanksgiving jokesBirthday jokesCoffee jokesGeneral wordplay jokesCreative answering machine messagesCountless cheesy punsA total of almost 500 jokes!

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Dad Jokes - Assault with a Dad-ly Weapon: Official Dad Gift Idea

Pdf Humor Dad Jokes - Assault with a Dad-ly Weapon: Official Dad Gift Idea

Pdf:Dad Jokes - Assault with a Dad-ly Weapon: Official Dad Gift Idea.The Dad Joke. Why do people love them? Why do people hate them? Maybe because we just all need a break from the stress in our lives! With everything happening today, it's nice to have something to lighten the mood and get people groaning for more! That's where the dad joke comes in.This audiobook is filled with over 100 dad jokes that only a dad and his intended victims will love. From sons to waiters and everyone in between no one is safe from dad's quick comebacks and witty puns. This audio dad joke can help you get ready for the next dad joke competition with You-know-who!  So sit back, relax, and let the dad jokes begin!

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Ultimate Joke Books for Kids: 400+ Jokes: Funny Jokes for Kids

Pdf Humor Ultimate Joke Books for Kids: 400+ Jokes: Funny Jokes for Kids

Pdf:Ultimate Joke Books for Kids: 400+ Jokes: Funny Jokes for Kids.More than 400 funny and hilarious jokes for kids! Makes a fantastic gift or stocking stuffer for kids of all ages!Are you looking for a hilarious audiobook for kids to keep them happy and entertained? This funny joke book is filled with hundreds of knee-slapping jokes kids will love! This massive joke book collection is perfect for traveling, waiting rooms, riding in the car, and listening at home or school with friends or family! It's a huge bundle of laughs for kids.Warning: This funny joke book may cause you to laugh hysterically!More than 400 funny jokes for kidsExcellent for early and beginner learnersHours of fun and entertainment for kids and childrenGreat for long trips, waiting rooms, and reading aloudKnock-knock jokes, dialogue jokes, animal jokes, and more!From this funny joke book:I saw a man deposit a clock into the bank. Why did he do that? He was trying to save time! HAHA!I was in the zoo last week. Really? Which cage were you in? LOL!If you're fishing on ice, you should never tell a joke. Why? The ice will crack up! HAHA!Q: How do dolphins send messages? A: By sea-mail! LOL!Q: Why do computer teachers never get sick? A: Because an apple a day keeps the doctor away! HAHA!Q: What do chickens serve at birthday parties? A: Coop-cakes! LOL!Knock knock! Who's there? Bacon! Bacon who? Bacon a cake for your birthday! HAHA!Knock knock! Who's there? Geno! Geno who? Geno any good jokes?Scroll up, and buy now to start laughing and listening instantly!

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Good Chemistry: Good Clouds Series, Book 1

Pdf Humor Good Chemistry: Good Clouds Series, Book 1

Pdf:Good Chemistry: Good Clouds Series, Book 1.This audiobook features dark and absurdly hilarious humor pieces and poems. They will make you think. They will make you laugh. They will make you lean your head back, close your eyes, and smile, ashamed.  

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Roblox Funny Jokes & Stories

Pdf Humor Roblox Funny Jokes & Stories

Pdf:Roblox Funny Jokes & Stories.You will laugh out loud at some of the most hilarious jokes ever with this collection!LOL at one of the most popular characters with funny jokes and stories about them!Get your copy now by clicking the purchase button!Get instant access to all of the most popular jokes!

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Knock Knock Jokes: 100+ Funny Jokes for Kids: Best Knock Knock Jokes, Book 1

Pdf Humor Knock Knock Jokes: 100+ Funny Jokes for Kids: Best Knock Knock Jokes, Book 1

Pdf:Knock Knock Jokes: 100+ Funny Jokes for Kids: Best Knock Knock Jokes, Book 1.Funny knock-knock jokes for kids.We all love knock-knock jokes, especially kids. Children agree that this is a funny and hilarious audiobook! With more than 100 hilarious jokes, this joke audiobook is jam-packed with entertainment.This hilarious joke audiobook is perfect for waiting rooms, riding in the car, traveling, and listening aloud with friends and family!Best-selling children's book author Uncle Amon has created more than 100 children's books and counting! He has had several number-one best-sellers and finds most of his inspiration from his fans. Uncle Amon began his career with a vision. It was to influence and create positive change in the world through children's books. Whether it be an important lesson or just creating laughs, Uncle Amon provides insightful stories that are sure to bring a smile to your face! His unique style and creativity stand out from other children's book authors because often times, he uses his life experiences to tell a tale of imagination and adventure."I always shoot for the moon. And if I miss? I'll land in the stars." (Uncle Amon)Scroll up and click "Buy Now" and let the laughter begin!

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Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

Pdf Humor Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

Pdf:Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History.Review 'What if you didn't read UPON FURTHER REVIEW? You'd miss a lot of mind-blowing fun. But why take the chance? Read it. You'll laugh. You'll learn. You'll impress your friends. There hasn't been a sure winner like this book since Mike Tyson beat Buster Douglas.'―Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life and Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig'The inevitable plight of sports fans is longing for what might have been. Retrospective analysis -- and wistful reimagining -- is what gets them through the night. UPON FURTHER REVIEW teems with such moonlit fantastical -- and a ravishing counterfactual revelation: sportswriters, the proud and embittered few, are actually a delightful bunch of goofball romantics.'―Nicholas Dawidoff, author of The Catcher Was A Spy and Collision Low Crossers'Enlightening and entertaining, Pesca's collection of hypothetical sports outcomes gives sports fans much food for thought.'―Publishers Weekly'Intriguing...thought provoking...delightful.'―The Washington Post'This is sports escapism brought to new and entertaining heights.'―Kirkus'A thought-provoking venture into sports' road-not-taken possibilities.'―Booklist Read more About the Author Mike Pesca is the host of the daily podcast The Gist. For ten years he was a reporter for NPR, where he primarily covered sports. He has covered Super Bowls, Final Fours, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Olympics, the World Cup, the World Series of Poker, and the Westminster Dog Show. In addition to hosting the NPR News Quiz Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, his work has been featured on This American Life, Radiolab, Inside the NFL, as well as in Baseball Prospectus and Basketball Prospectus. He is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow awards, one for his coverage of high school football, another for his analysis of the monetary value of Crackerjacks being mentioned in the lyrics to 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game.' He was a two-time winner of the Emory University Intramural Softball Official of the Year. Read more

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Fun, Taste, & Games: An Aesthetics of the Idle, Unproductive, and Otherwise Playful (Playful Thinking)

Pdf Humor Fun, Taste, & Games: An Aesthetics of the Idle, Unproductive, and Otherwise Playful (Playful Thinking)

Pdf:Fun, Taste, & Games: An Aesthetics of the Idle, Unproductive, and Otherwise Playful (Playful Thinking).Review “John Sharp and David Thomas's Fun, Taste, & Games is a timely and accessible examination of the aesthetics of play. By putting games criticism into a historical and interdisciplinary discourse of aesthetics, the authors 'praise fun' and interrogate the assumptions of games consumption and criticism. At a time when seeking 'fun' risks seeming trivial, and in turn gaming culture can feel anything but fun, Sharp and Thomas invite us to reengage and reclaim fun as an essential element of games.”―Anastasia Salter, Associate Professor of Games and Interactive Media, University of Central Florida; coauthor of Flash: Building the Interactive Web“Fun, Taste, & Games is playfully serious and seriously playful. Sharp and Thomas provide thoughtful meditations and provocations on the state of game design through a concise, lucid survey of how the English-speaking world has theorized videogames. Their introduction of ludic forms provides a genuinely useful new cognitive instrument for considering games and play. This book should become required reading in user experience and user interaction curricula, and I look forward to sharing it with my game design students.”―Rafael Fajardo, Associate Professor of Emergent Digital Practices, University of Denver“This witty, insightful, and well-researched book significantly advances the conversation around a concept that often eludes the best players and the smartest designers: 'fun.' With their 'fun, taste, and games' model, Sharp and Thomas shed light on what 'fun' really means―and could mean―in our lives. This slim book of philosophy and criticism belongs on the shelf of every game designer and game scholar, and will become a valuable teaching aid for many.”―Richard Lemarchand, Associate Professor, USC Games; former lead game designer for Uncharted Read more About the Author John Sharp is Associate Professor in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design at the New School. He is the author of Works of Game: On the Aesthetics of Games and Art (MIT Press) and coauthor (with Colleen Macklin) of Games, Design, and Play: A Detailed Approach to Iterative Game Design and (with David Thomas) Fun, Taste, & Games: An Aesthetics of the Idle, Unproductive, and Otherwise Playful (MIT Press). Sharp and Macklin are Codirectors of the PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab) at Parsons. Read more

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Bluffer's Guide to Tennis: Instant Wit and Wisdom (Bluffer's Guides)

Pdf Humor Bluffer's Guide to Tennis: Instant Wit and Wisdom (Bluffer's Guides)

Pdf:Bluffer's Guide to Tennis: Instant Wit and Wisdom (Bluffer's Guides).Know what to say, what not to say, what to do on a court should you make the mistake of being seen on one, and what excuses to make if you can’t lay a racquet head on a ball. Never again confuse topspin with a slice, or a squash shot with a tweener. Bask in the admiration of your fellow tennis players as you pronounce confidently on the merits of the windshield wiper, the reverse forehand and the run-around. Above all, know exactly how to hold your own against the sort of tennis nerd who probably emerged from the womb reading a copy of Inner Tennis. And never wear a headband. DO SAY "I was trying out an extreme version of the extreme Hawaiian and something just went 'ping' in my wrist. Never been the same since." DON’T SAY "You CANNOT be serious...you guys are the absolute pits of the world!"

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Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations That Followed

Pdf Humor Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations That Followed

Pdf:Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations That Followed.Knit me into a cocoon. Help me eat a burrito. Pretend to be a chair at my dinner party. Wrestle a Komodo dragon. Race me in a lobster suit. Author Kelly Mahon posts absurd gig ads online and shares the conversations she had with the brave souls who wanted the job.We're living in a gig economy. But would you respond to an online ad seeking someone to search for escaped ants? Or take an offer for a free tattoo by someone who "needs the practice"? How about a mattress for sale "tainted by geriatric love" or a workout plan that involves throwing Virginia hams? And if you hit reply, and the poster is sketchy about the details or offers to pay you with a gift card for clams, how long would you keep the conversation going? When New York City copywriter Kelly Mahon started posting weird, fake gig ads as a creative outlet, she found that there was someone interested in every bizarre offer she came up with. The subsequent awkward email threads were equally hilarious and bizarre. Race Me in a Lobster Suit collects Mahon's funniest fabrications, plus the hysterical email conversations that followed as she ratcheted up the crazy. While some respondents become suspicious, others seem willing to play along with the joke. And don't worry, everyone involved agreed to share their emails in the audiobook, so there are no hard feelings. In a world where it seems like everyone's suspicious of everyone else, it's nice to know there are still people who will at least consider helping a stranger reenact a recurring spider nightmare or explain the principles of pig Latin to a baffled mother of three.

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Toto’s Adventures with Dorothy

Pdf Humor Toto’s Adventures with Dorothy

Pdf:Toto’s Adventures with Dorothy.With dogged determination and heroic bravery, Toto defended Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion against countless enemies while overcoming perplexing obstacles as he steered the way through one perilous adventure after another in the dark and dangerous Land of Oz. At least that is how Toto interprets his role in the adventures with Dorothy.  A story filled with offbeat conversations and peppered with puns, Toto recounts, in his own words, the adventures of the original Wizard of Oz book from his diminutive perspective, enlightening the listener with his humorous take of the inhabitants of Oz and of his fellow companions.

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Apocalypse Chow: A Remix of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Pdf Humor Apocalypse Chow: A Remix of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Pdf:Apocalypse Chow: A Remix of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.Apocalypse Chow is a parody retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, served with generous portions of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.Chef Walter E Kurtz, Canada's "Greatest Chef", is at the helm of Chow, an extreme destination dining restaurant in the wilds of northern Ontario.Kurtz is brilliant and talented in every way...but he's gone rogue and possibly insane.Veteran restaurant manager and hired gun Charlie Marlow is deployed by the Brothers, the illustrious owners of Chow, to venture into the hinterlands and confront their erstwhile genius. Marlow is instructed to fire Chef Kurtz with extreme prejudice. But can he follow through with his mission, or will "the hunger" consume them both?In the ultimate showdown of authority versus anarchy, who will triumph?Apocalypse Chow is a parody of our modern food and consumer culture, neatly packaged into a highly consumable literary product. The book is also a celebration of the underutilized wild foods found locally in Ontario and across North America.Whether or not the listener is wholly familiar with the source material, Apocalypse Chow is a satisfying adventure into the "heart of an impenetrable restaurant.""Verdict: Clever and entertaining, Apocalypse Chow uses the structure of Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and visuals from the Coppola film 'Apocalypse Now' to satirize the restaurant industry... Wightman's ability to integrate verbal, visual, aural, and other sensory information, and his strength in transforming a war story into a kitchen wars story, make this a fresh, invigorating read." (Eva Schegulla for Indie Reader)

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The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms

Pdf Humor The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms

Pdf:The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms.For fans of Chelsea Handler, the funny, irreverent—and at times uncomfortably honest—tale of one young woman's journey to reclaiming her sexuality on the fringes of New York City's sex and dating world.Meet Olive. Olive is your average New York City gal who hasn’t had sex in five years, one month, three days . . . and counting. Despite some decent dates over the years and even a boyfriend or two, when she finds herself in the middle of a bona fide sex rut, she knows it's time to take action. Challenged by a friend to "say yes" to experiences that she might normally shy away from, Olive embarks on a series of adventures to jumpstart her love life. From BDSM classes, orgasmic meditation sessions, and "furry" parties to platonic tickling, interviews with porn stars, and lessons from a top-ranked pickup artist, Olive discovers the power of saying yes—to herself, others, and life itself.Written with her signature candor and humor, Olive's willingness to discuss her vulnerabilities, insecurities, and fears will appeal to readers who are interested in exploring their own sexuality from a fresh and earnest vantage point. Along the way, readers will wonder: Will Olive ever have sex again? Will her love life be okay? Will her toe fungus come back? Does she ever find her mojo, and where was it hiding? The Coitus Chronicles will answer these questions and more.

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Sex Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Shocking, Scandalous, and Incredibly Bizarre Sex Facts

Pdf Humor Sex Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Shocking, Scandalous, and Incredibly Bizarre Sex Facts

Pdf:Sex Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Shocking, Scandalous, and Incredibly Bizarre Sex Facts.About the Author Ross Benes is the author of Turned On: A Mind-Blowing Investigation into How Sex Has Shaped Our World, which Kirkus called a “probing, multifaceted commentary on the social science of sex and society.” He has written for many publications including Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, among others. A native Nebraskan, Ross now lives in New York with his mutt Cooper. Read more

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Haynes Explains: Sex Owners' Workshop Manual: Carma Sutra * Sex drive * Two-stroke/four-stroke * Rubber

Pdf Humor Haynes Explains: Sex Owners' Workshop Manual: Carma Sutra * Sex drive * Two-stroke/four-stroke * Rubber

Pdf:Haynes Explains: Sex Owners' Workshop Manual: Carma Sutra * Sex drive * Two-stroke/four-stroke * Rubber.About the Author Boris Starling is an author, screenwriter and journalist. His crime thrillers have made the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and his TV series, Messiah, ran for five seasons on BBC1. He writes regularly for several national newspapers on politics and current affairs. Read more

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Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood

Pdf Humor Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle  of Motherhood

Pdf:Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood.Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days after giving birth (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to dodge post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths shares everything no one will tell you about having kids. Mixing memoir, humor, and advice, Cat and Nat tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom in their first book. With seven kids between them and millions of fans on social media, they get real about the parts of parenting that somehow don’t make the Instagram feed. Sharing their outrageous humor, fearless myth-busting, and genuine comfort on every page, they walk you from pregnancy to the toddler years and beyond. And they dole out ridiculously honest advice, like what you think you need at the hospital when you have your first baby (lip gloss) versus what you actually need (hemorrhoid pillow), and how worried you should really be about germs (less than you are). Fearless crusaders against the perfection myth and all the gluten-free, sugar-free baking it entails, Cat and Nat assure you that you’re already doing a great job, making this an essential companion for moms everywhere.

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#IMomSoHard

Pdf Humor #IMomSoHard

Pdf:#IMomSoHard.Review “Moms everywhere will want to pick up this relatable book for an #ILaughedSoHard read.” (Booklist) Read more About the Author KRISTIN HENSLEY and JEN SMEDLEY have been performing, teaching, and writing comedy for a combined 40+ years. They have been moms for one quarter of that time and it shows. From Pinterest-induced panic, to trying to get your kid to eat just one damn green bean, to wondering why it feels like you disappeared the day you became a mom, they get it. They get you. Kristin and Jen know firsthand that parenting is a hard job and they invite you to join them in taking it all a little less seriously. After all, Jen currently has four days of dry shampoo in her hair and Kristin’s keys are still in her front door. They try, they fail, they support each other, and they mom as hard as they can. Read more

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Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities: New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen

Pdf Humor Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities: New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen

Pdf:Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities: New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen.About the Author Christian Blauvelt has been an entertainment and culture journalist for many years. He regularly appears on CBS New York to give previews of upcoming films and awards season analysis; has been a frequent contributor to BBC World News' Talking Movies; has hosted films on Turner Classic Movies; and has presented at South by Southwest and San Diego Comic-Con. Blauvelt is the author of books including Star Wars Made Easy, published by Random House, and is currently managing editor of the film industry and review website Indiewire. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Disney Princess Cross-Stitch: 22 Easy-to-Follow Patterns Featuring Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and More!

Pdf Humor Disney Princess Cross-Stitch: 22 Easy-to-Follow Patterns Featuring Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and More!

Pdf:Disney Princess Cross-Stitch: 22 Easy-to-Follow Patterns Featuring Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and More!.Disney Princess Cross-Stitch brings your favorite leading ladies -- from Belle and Mulan to Tiana and Merida -- to the craft space with easy-to-follow patterns and enchanting art.Featuring characters from beloved classics to modern treasures, it's a fun book for crafters of all ages and skill levels.With profiles of each of the princesses, full-color patterns and spot illustrations throughout, easy-to-follow instructions, and an overview of cross-stitch basics, Disney Princess Cross-Stitch is as enchanting as it is practical. Grab a needle and some embroidery floss and get crafty with your favorite princesses!Princesses included:Ariel (The Little Mermaid)Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)Belle (Beauty and the Beast)Cinderella (Cinderella)Jasmine (Aladdin)Merida (Brave)Mulan (Mulan)Pocahontas (Pocahontas)Rapunzel (Tangled)Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

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Cross Stitch The Golden Girls: 12 patterns inspired by your favorite sassy seniors

Pdf Humor Cross Stitch The Golden Girls: 12 patterns inspired by your favorite sassy seniors

Pdf:Cross Stitch The Golden Girls: 12 patterns inspired by your favorite sassy seniors.Cross Stitch Creations: The Golden Girls includes 12 fun patterns featuring imagery and quotes from the four leading ladies, plus everything needed to make two projects. The book offers step-by-step instructions, with full-color photographs of the finished projects. It’s been over 30 years since its premier, yet The Golden Girls is more popular than ever. Through syndication and streaming, a whole new audience has been introduced or reacquainted with the four fabulous friends: Rose, Sophia, Blanche, and Dorothy.   The “grandma chic” appeal of cross stitch is a perfect match for this beloved show of sassy seniors. Decorate your home with framed finished pieces or use the patterns to personalize household items like tea towels, pillowcases, and aprons.   Cross stitch patterns include:Thank You For Being A FriendRose portrait with “Back in St. Olaf…”Sophia portrait with “Picture It…Sicily”Blanche portrait with “Many, Many Men…”“Shady Pines, Ma!” with trees"Isn't it amazing how I can feel so bad, and still look so good?" —Blanche"No! No, I will not have a nice day!" —Dorothy“The Older You Get the Better You Get, Unless You’re a Banana.” —Rose“Eat Dirt and Die, Trash.” —BlancheEverything I Know I Learned from Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, & Sophia

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Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel

Pdf Humor Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel

Pdf:Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel.About the Author JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, the Fox and O'Hare novels, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, and co-author of a graphic novel, Troublemaker, with her daughter, Alex. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. One Monday Larry Virgil is a lanky, grease--stained guy in his forties. He lives alone in the back room of his auto body shop on Baker Street in north Trenton, and he hasn’t cut his hair in at least ten years. For all I know that was also the last time he washed it. He has a reputation for drinking too much and abusing women, and he has a hotdog with testicles tattooed on his forehead. I suppose it might be a penis, but it’s not a very good tattoo, and I prefer to think it’s a hotdog. None of this would be any of my business, but a couple months ago Trenton’s finest caught Virgil hijacking an eighteen--wheeler filled with cases of premium bourbon. Virgil was arrested and subsequently bonded out by my bail bondsman cousin and employer, Vincent Plum. Virgil failed to appear for his court appearance a week ago, and Vinnie isn’t happy. If Virgil isn’t brought back into the system in a timely fashion, Vinnie will lose his bond money. My name is Stephanie Plum. I’m a college graduate with virtually no marketable skills, so for the past several years I’ve been tracking down Vinnie’s skips. What I lack in expertise I make up for with desperation and tenacity, because I only get paid when I catch someone. It was ten o’clock at night in mid--September, and cool enough for me to need a sweatshirt over my T--shirt. I was currently pulling surveillance on Larry Virgil’s three--bay garage, hoping to catch him entering or exiting. I was with my wheelman, Lula. We’d been sitting across from the garage for over two hours and my eyes were crossing out of boredom. “This isn’t going anywhere,” I said to Lula. “He isn’t answering his phone, and there aren’t any lights on in the building.” Lula is a former ’ho who Vinnie hired as a file clerk a while back. When files went digital he didn’t have the guts to fire her, so now Lula shows up every day for work and pretty much does whatever she wants. Mostly she hangs with me. She’s shorter than I am. She packs a lot more bodacious voluptuousness into her clothes than I do. Her hair is currently pink. Her skin is always brown. Her attitude is “Say what?” I’m pale in comparison to Lula. I have shoulder--length mostly unmanageable curly brown hair that’s usually pulled into a ponytail, and I’ve been told I look a little like Julia Roberts when she played a hooker in Pretty Woman. I think this is mostly a compliment, right? “My personal opinion is that this loser skipped town,” Lula said. “It’s not like he got family here. And we’re not lookin’ at someone with a active social life. Only time this man goes out is to hijack a truck, and he got a crimp put in that activity.” Lights flashed at the cross street and an eighteen--wheeler chugged toward us and parked in front of the lot attached to the garage. The lot was enclosed by a six--foot--high chain link fence topped with razor wire. A man swung down from the cab of the truck and walked to the gate. He fiddled with the lock and the gate swung open. “It’s him,” Lula said, sticking her hand into her big bedazzled purse and rooting around in it looking for her gun. “It’s that punk--ass Larry Virgil. I told you he’d be back. I got a gun in here somewhere. Hold on while I get my gun.” “We don’t need guns,” I said. “He’s not known for being armed. All we have to do is wait for him to get inside and then we’ll sneak in and slap the cuffs on him.” “I got it,” Lula said. “I got my gun. Let’s go!” “Not yet,” I said. Too late. Lula was out from behind the wheel of her Firebird, running across the road, waving her gun and yelling, “Bond enforcement!” Virgil went deer in the headlights for a moment, then bolted for the corner with Lula in pursuit. Even in the dark of night I could see that Lula was running flat--out in her spike--heeled Via Spigas. Her spandex miniskirt was up around her waist, and one of her basketball--sized boobs had popped out of her tank top. “Stop or I’ll shoot you dead,” Lula yelled at Virgil. I was running behind Lula, trying to close in on her. “Don’t you dare shoot him,” I shouted. “No shooting!” Virgil crossed the street and ran back toward the garage. He reached Lula’s red Firebird, wrenched the door open, jumped in, and took off. “He got my Firebird!” Lula shrieked. “He got my baby! And my purse is in there too. I personally bedazzled that purse. It was one of a kind. And it got all my makeup in there.” “Guess you left the key in the ignition,” I said, gasping for air, coming alongside Lula. “And you told me not to shoot him,” Lula said. “This is all your fault. If I put some holes in him this would never have happened.” “I’ll call it in to the police,” I said. “I’m not waiting for no police,” Lula said. “I’m going after that punk--ass.” “You won’t catch him on foot.” “I’m not going on foot. I’m taking his truck.” “Do you know how to drive a truck?” “Sure I know how to drive a truck,” Lula said. “What’s to know?” She got a foot onto the first step up to the cab but couldn’t get any lift. “This here stupid thing is too high,” Lula said. “Get your hand under my ass and give me a shove up.” “Not for all the tea in China,” I said. “Then go around and pull me in.” I climbed into the cab from the passenger side, crawled over, and gave Lula a hand up. “This is a bad idea,” I said. “You haven’t a clue where he’s headed. He’s disappeared, and on top of that he probably stole this truck.” “I know where he’s going,” Lula said. “He’s going to the chop shop on Stark. He’s gonna sell my Firebird off for pieces. That’s what these creeps do. They got no respect for people’s personal vehicles.” I took my cellphone out of my pocket. “I’m calling it in.” Lula stared at the dash. “There’s a awful lot of doohickeys here.” “I thought you said you knew how to drive one of these.” “I’m just sayin’ this here’s a fancy rig. It got a cup holder and everything.” She looked down at the floor. “It got a lot of pedals down there. What the heck is that big one?” “That’s the clutch pedal.” “Yeah, it’s all coming back to me. I used to drive my Uncle Jimmy’s dump truck before I got established as a ’ho.” She planted a Via Spiga on the clutch pedal and shifted. “Here goes nothing.” The truck lurched forward and ground through a gear. “That didn’t sound good,” I said. “No problem,” Lula said. “It don’t matter if we lose a gear or two on account of this baby got a lot of them.” We slowly drove down the street. “This here’s a piece of cake,” Lula said. She turned a corner and took out a trash receptacle. “Uh, you might have cut that corner a little tight,” I said. “Yeah, but did you see how smooth this beauty rolled over that garbage can? It’s like driving a tank.” “There’s a red light at the cross street,” I said. “You know how to stop, right?” “I step on the brake.” “Yeah, but will the big trailer behind us stop at the same time?” Lula looked down at the floor. “I guess it’s all hooked together being that I only see one brake pedal.” “The light! The road!” I yelled. Lula sailed through the intersection. “You just ran the light!” I said. “Oops,” Lula said. “My bad. Good thing there weren’t any cars there.” I caught flashing strobes in my side mirror. “I think we have a cop behind us,” I said. “You should pull over.” “No way,” Lula said. “It’ll waste my time and I gotta get to the chop shop before they start on my Firebird. I’ll outmaneuver the guy behind me.” “You’re driving a truck! You can’t even turn a corner, much less outmaneuver someone.” “Boy, you’re getting cranky. Anyways, this could be a good thing. What we got here is a police escort. He’ll come in handy when we get to Stark Street and we confront Larry Virgil. This is our lucky day.” The cop car zipped past us and came to a stop just before the next intersection, blocking our way. Two patrolmen got out, guns drawn. “Hit the brakes,” I said to Lula. “Hit the brakes!” Lula stomped on the brake pedal, and the rig slowed down but didn’t stop. The patrolmen jumped out of the way, and Lula punted the patrol car halfway down the block before bringing the semi to a stop. “It don’t exactly stop on a dime,” Lula said. One of the cops approached. I rolled the window down and grimaced. It was Eddie Gazarra. We went to school together, and now he was married to my cousin Shirley the Whiner. “Hey, Eddie,” I said. “How’s it going?” “Oh crap,” Eddie said. Lula leaned over and looked past me to Eddie. “We gotta get going. That moron Larry Virgil stole my car and I gotta get to Stark Street before my baby’s nothing but spare parts. So I’d appreciate it if you could get your patrol car out of my way.” Eddie and I looked down the street at what was left of the patrol car. It wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. “Sorry about your car,” I said to Eddie. “Lula didn’t totally have the hang of driving this thing.” Eddie’s partner, Jimmy, was standing alongside him. Our paths had crossed on a couple occasions, but I didn’t actually know him. He was hands on hips looking like he thought this was funny but was trying not to laugh out loud. “You’re supposed to ask to see her license and registration,” Jimmy said. “My license is in my purse which is in my car which has been stolen,” Lula said. “And what you’re doing here is impeding the progress of justice.” “You know this truck was hijacked, right?” Eddie asked me. “Not exactly,” I said. “Lula and I were staking out Virgil’s garage, and he pulled up in this truck. One thing led to another and here we are.” “Are we going to arrest them?” Jimmy asked, still grinning. “No, we aren’t going to arrest them,” Eddie said. “Her grandmother would make my life a living hell.” “What do you want to do about the car?” Jimmy asked Eddie. “Get a tow truck out here. And report the Firebird to dispatch.” “It’s red,” Lula told Jimmy. “And it’s got a one--of--a--kind bedazzled purse in it.” I swung down out of the cab. “If it’s okay with you I’ll call for a ride.” “You calling Morelli?” Eddie asked. Joe Morelli is a Trenton cop working crimes against persons. He’s also my boyfriend. “No,” I said to Eddie. “I’ll grab a ride in one of Ranger’s patrol cars. And I can get him to check with the chop shop to make sure they don’t take Lula’s car apart.” Ranger is a former Special Forces operative turned businessman and security expert. He’s six feet of perfectly toned muscle. He’s my age, but he’s ages beyond me in life experience and street smarts. His coloring and heritage are Latino. He’s single and intends to stay that way. He owns Rangeman, an exclusive security firm housed in a stealth building in downtown Trenton. “Sounds like a plan,” Eddie said. He hitched a thumb in Lula’s direction. “You’re taking her with you?” “I guess.” “She’s going to have to come in and file an accident report tomorrow. I imagine by then you’ll have come up with an explanation.” “Yeah. I owe you.” “Good,” Eddie said, “because I need a babysitter next Saturday.” I squelched a grimace. Eddie’s kids were monsters. “I’ll be there,” I told him. I made a short call to Ranger and joined Lula and Eddie at the side of the truck. “This is a freezer truck,” Lula said. “What do you suppose Larry Virgil was gonna do with it? You think he has a big--ass freezer in his garage? How was he gonna store all the frozen stuff until he could turn it around?” “Maybe it’s empty,” I said. “Maybe he already offloaded the ice cream somewhere.” “This was reported stolen by Bogart Ice Cream,” Eddie said. “The compressor is running, so it’s probably still full of ice cream.” He walked to the back door. “No security seal. It’s just padlocked.” “I could shoot the padlock off,” Lula said, “and then we could see what we got in here.” Eddie cut his eyes to Lula. “That would be if I had a gun,” Lula said, thinking twice about her offer since she didn’t have a permit to carry concealed. “Hey, Jimmy,” Eddie yelled. “Look in the cab and see if you can find the key to the padlock for the back door.” Jimmy climbed into the cab and swung down with the key. Eddie took the key, opened the door to the freezer truck, and a body fell out. We all jumped back. “What the hell?” Jimmy said. It was a chocolate--covered man, sprinkled with chopped pecans, totally frozen. Hard to tell if it was a real corpse or a solid chocolate novelty item. We all looked down at it. “That better not be a dead person,” Lula said. “On account of you know how I feel about dead people. I’m not in favor of them.” “Could just be a big popsicle,” Jimmy said, toeing the chocolate guy. “I don’t think so,” Lula said. “It don’t got no stick up its hoo--hoo.” “Call it in,” Eddie said to Jimmy. “And tell them to get CSI out here before he melts.” “Maybe we should put him back in the freezer truck,” I said to Eddie. “Yeah,” Eddie said. “I guess we could do that.” No one made a move to pick up the chocolate guy. “Or we could leave him here,” I said. “That got my vote,” Lula said. “I’m not touching him, in case he got the dead cooties.” “Keep your eye on him,” Eddie said to me. “I’m going to see if I can get the trunk open on the squad car so I can get some crime scene tape and rubber gloves.” Lula looked into the trailer. “They had him jammed up next to the back door,” Lula said. “The rest of the truck is filled with cartons of Bogart ice cream. Somebody’s gonna be real disappointed in the morning if they don’t get their ice cream delivery. Personally I’m a Mo Morris ice cream person as opposed to a Bogart ice cream person. Not that I’d turn my nose up at a carton of this here ice cream if it accidentally fell out of the truck.” “That would be tampering with evidence,” Jimmy said. “Just sayin’.” Eddie returned with some yellow tape and a box of disposable gloves. “I’d be willing to help,” Lula said, “but those gloves are the wrong size for me.” “They’re one--size--fits--all,” Eddie said. “Nuh--uh,” Lula said. “They wouldn’t look good on me, and they’d ruin my nail varnish.” A shiny black Porsche Cayenne drove up and eased to a stop, and Ranger got out. He was dressed in Rangeman black fatigues. He’s the boss, but he still works alongside his men if the threat level is high or if they’re short--handed. He walked over to me and looked down at the chocolate man. “Nice touch with the chopped nuts,” Ranger said. “Who is he?” “Don’t know,” Eddie said. “I don’t want to go through his pockets and ruin the chocolate.” Eddie and Ranger pulled on rubber gloves, crammed the stiff back into the truck, and closed the door on him. I got into the front of the Porsche with Ranger, and Lula got into the back. We drove to Stark Street in silence, and Ranger parked in front of the chop shop. A shiny black Rangeman Ford Explorer idled in the driveway. Lula’s red Firebird was parked next to the Explorer. A Rangeman guy who looked like the Hulk except for the part about being green got out of the Explorer and walked over to us. “The Firebird was just dropped off,” he said to Ranger, handing him the car keys. “It seems to be undamaged. There’s a purse in the backseat.” “Any sign of Larry Virgil?” Ranger asked. “No. I guess he left the car here and took off.” Ranger handed the keys over to Lula. “I got my baby back,” Lula said, taking the keys, exiting the Porsche. “Anything I can ever do for you, just let me know,” she said to Ranger. She looked the Hulk over. “You too, big, black, and bad--ass. Anything you need, you just ask Lula.” •   •   • Ranger drove away, leaving his man grinning at Lula. “She’ll take him apart and won’t put him back together again,” Ranger said to me. “Is your car at the office?” “No. Lula picked me up at home.” “Babe,” Ranger said. “Babe” covers a lot of ground for Ranger, depending upon the inflection. Tonight it was said softly with an undertone of desire, as if he might take me home and stay awhile. It gave me an instant rush, and heat curled through a bunch of my internal organs. I did my best to squash the heat and ignore the rush, but in the process of ignoring the rush I inadvertently gave up a sigh. “What?” Ranger asked. “Morelli.” Morelli and I have had an on again, off again relationship since I was five years old. Lately when we’re off again, Ranger swoops in. At first glance it might appear that I’m lacking in moral character to be bouncing around between men like this, but it’s only two men. I mean, it’s not like I’m dating a football team. And let’s be honest about this. These guys are both twelve on a scale of one to ten. And I might only be a six. So how lucky am I? A couple weeks ago, in a moment of euphoria, Morelli and I agreed to become engaged to be engaged. It was a good moment, but I think it’s a little like planning on winning the lottery or contemplating losing five pounds. I mean, what are the chances of it actually happening? “Unfortunate,” Ranger said, “but the night wasn’t a complete loss. I got to see a dead guy dressed up like a Bogart Bar. What were you doing with the freezer truck?” “Lula and I were staking out Larry Virgil, and he drove up in the semi. One thing led to another. Blah blah blah. And Lula crashed the truck into Eddie Gazarra’s squad car.” “And the deceased?” “We opened the door to look inside and the guy fell out.” “As it turns out,” Ranger said, “I’ve been hired by Harry Bogart. He wants increased security in his factory. For years he’s been engaged in an ice cream war with Mo Morris. In the past it’s been confined to competitive pricing, ripping off recipes, ads that pushed the boundaries of libel, and occasionally a shouting match at a family function.” “They’re related?” “Cousins.” “And I guess they don’t like each other.” “Not even a little. Lately bad things have been happening to Harry Bogart. Salmonella in the double chocolate. A bomb hoax that shut down production for an entire day. One of the freezers was down for the night and literally a ton of ice cream melted. Bogart is sure it’s Mo Morris out to ruin him, but he can’t prove anything.” “So he’s hired you.” “His factory is old--school. No security cameras. No instant alerts when equipment goes down. Locks that can be opened with a nail file. I guess he’s never needed more. It’s not like he’s doing nuclear research.” “You’re fixing all that.” “Yes, but it takes time. It’s a big job. He needs new wiring. He has to approve the system design. I’d like to give him a couple men on foot patrol until we get everything up and running, but he refuses. He says ice cream is happiness and comfort and his customers would turn to birthday cake and mac and cheese if they thought his ice cream was under siege.” “He sounds like a nice man.” “He’s ruthless and miserly. So far I haven’t seen evidence of nice.” “He makes good ice cream.” Ranger nodded. “So I’ve been told.” “Do you think the dead guy could be Harry Bogart?” “No. Wrong body type. Bogart is a big man.” “Eats a lot of ice cream?” “Eats a lot of everything.” Ranger turned in to my parking lot. “I need someone to go inside the two ice cream factories and look around. Do you have time to moonlight for me?” “What would I do?” “Most of the line workers are women, so you would blend in. I’d put you on the line to start. All you’d have to do is keep your ears open and look around. I’m told that everyone gets to take a pint of ice cream home with them at the end of the shift in Mo Morris’s plant.” “Hard to pass that up.” Ranger stopped in front of my apartment building’s back door. I made a move to get out of the car, and he pulled me to him and kissed me. The kiss was light but lingering, sending a clear message of checked passion. He released me and relaxed back into his seat. “I’ll make the arrangements for you to start work at Bogart’s plant and be back in touch,” Ranger said. It took me a couple beats to get myself together. “Okay then,” I said. “Be careful driving home.” “Babe,” Ranger said. •   •   • Morelli was on my couch watching television as I walked in. His big mostly golden retriever, Bob, was on the couch with him. There was a takeout pizza box on the coffee table. Morelli looked up at me and grinned. “Have a good night?” “Eddie Gazarra called you, didn’t he?” “Cupcake, everyone called me, including your mother and the Trenton Times.” “News travels fast.” “Not every day someone gets dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts. Usually people in Trenton just get stabbed and shot.” I squeezed between Morelli and Bob, flipped the lid up on the pizza box, and took a piece. “I thought you might have gotten the call on this one.” “I just came off a double shift so I was low in the rotation. Butch Zajak pulled it.” “I can’t stop thinking about the dead man.” “Yeah, me too. Eddie said he was dressed up like a Bogart Bar. I don’t suppose you have any.” “No, but the freezer truck was filled with cartons of them. It was like the man in the truck was part of the Bogart Bar run.” “All this talk about Bogart Bars is making me feel romantic,” Morelli said. Here’s the deal with Morelli. Everything makes him feel romantic. Morelli wrapped an arm around me and nibbled at my neck. “I’m thinking after the pizza what I need is dessert. Like a Bogart Bar.” “I don’t have good feelings about Bogart Bars right now.” “Okay, how about a hot fudge sundae?” “I guess that would be okay.” “Do you have ice cream? Chocolate sauce?” Morelli asked. “No.” “Some of that whipped cream in a can?” “No.” “No problem. I can use my imagination.” I was warming to the idea. “And then you know what comes next,” Morelli said. “What?” “I get to be the sundae.” Damn! I knew there’d be a catch. Read more

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Just Peachy: Comics About Depression, Anxiety, Love, and Finding the Humor in Being Sad

Pdf Humor Just Peachy: Comics About Depression, Anxiety, Love, and Finding the Humor in Being Sad

Pdf:Just Peachy: Comics About Depression, Anxiety, Love, and Finding the Humor in Being Sad.Review 'Chisholm’s graphic memoir about her battle to overcome panic and gloom is told with an almost adorably cute sadness . . . This is a sweet-natured, guardedly optimistic handbook for working through the bad times with an occasional well-earned laugh.' —Publishers Weekly 'Just Peachy offers a delightful commiseration on the human condition. It is cheerfully conspiratorial for those who share the author's plight. It laughs in the face of existential dread. A scrumptious treat made by a confectioner of emotional distress.?' —Emily Niland & Coree Spencer, authors of I'm Not Okay, You're Not Okay “So brave of Holly Chisholm to share her struggles with mental health issues through this creative medium. Just Peachy will inspire others to connect to, navigate through, and recover from their own day-to-day trials and tribulations of living with a mental illness. Well done!” —Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills, authors of Understanding Mental Illness and founders of Healthy Mind MDs 'A compilation of comics filled with cute drawings and funny expressions. Just Peachy offers an honest and courageous view into vulnerable topics that are sure to resonate with readers.' —Dante Fabiero, author of Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life 'In this autobiographical collection of thoughtful and poignant comic vignettes, Chisholm explores her experiences with depression, anxiety, and love . . . This graphic novel will provide comfort and information to both those who are dealing with similar issues or those who know someone who is.' —Booklist Read more About the Author Holly Chisholm was diagnosed with depression and ADHD in December of 2016. Her therapist suggested she try journaling. She hates journaling. This comic was her compromise between drawing and journaling; it helped her record how she was feeling and work through some of the darkness. Holly currently live in Mesa, Arizona, with her boyfriend Matt and an ornery cockatiel named Larry. Read more

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The Don't Laugh Challenge - Easter Edition Volume 2: A Hilarious and Interactive Joke Book for Boys and Girls Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 Years Old - An Easter Basket Stuffer for Kids

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Pdf:The Don't Laugh Challenge - Easter Edition Volume 2: A Hilarious and Interactive Joke Book for Boys and Girls Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 Years Old - An Easter Basket Stuffer for Kids.Review 'The Don't Laugh Challenge is easy to read and entertaining. Just made me smile flipping through the jokes. Great addition to an Easter basket!' - Candace (Satisfied Amazon Customer)'Overall, a fun book that encourages kids to interact with other kids and adults. The Don't Laugh Challenge is something that I think a lot of kids relate to.' - Tonya (Satisfied Amazon Customer) Read more

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Pdf:LOL Easter Jokes For Kids: Easter Basket Gift Suffer Idea For Boys and Girls.Why did the magician have to cancel his show?He'd just washed his hare and couldn't do a thing with it.Why did the egg go to the baseball game?For the egg-stra innings!Get this great set of Easter jokes the whole family will love.  This Easter joke book makes a great basket stuffer for boys or girls. Who doesn't love a good laugh on Easter morning.  So hop to it and get this joke book today!Includes bonus sheets of blank eggs you can color and give to friends and family!

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Pdf:Animal Wisdom Word Search: Yoga for the Brain.Review 'While I've never actually heard the term 'yoga for the brain' before, it makes total sense. It's a well-known fact you have to exercise your brain just as you exercise your body. The Yoga for the Brain series easily fulfills the mental and spiritual aspects of a Yoga practice. So much more than a puzzle book, the fun facts, history, and education lining the pages make them unique treasures and I highly recommend it for an entertaining and enlightening experience!' (Sheri Hoyte, Reader Views)'Puzzles are half of what Yoga for the Brain books are about. The other half is the commentary that helps us to learn to live fully in this present moment.  This book is deeply spiritual from beginning to end. Cristina Smith has experienced the power of the spirit to transform her life and allow her to tap into her energy and enthusiasm to help others become all they can be. That is her joyful mission and her books help people to experience love, joy, creativity, and mindfulness. Not bad, for a book which is half filled with puzzles, don't you think? Highest recommendation.'  (Dr. Russell Fanelli, Professor Emeritus, Western New England University)'I love Yoga for the Brain! It is a great way to relax, unwind and play. Even better, research shows that games like these can have a mind-body benefit no matter how old you are. Sign me up for more!' (Camille Leon, Founder, Holistic Chamber of Commerce)'Cristina Smith's fun and easily accessible works brilliantly blend quantum consciousness-based science with profound philosophical wisdom.' (Dr. Amit Goswami, Quantum Physicist and best-selling author of 'The Self-Aware Universe')'Never before have I seen such a book, with word search puzzles, secret messages, and even more for the reader to enjoy! More than just a word search puzzle book, it's also packed with facts and information. Sitting down with the book is a great way to relax and stretch those brain muscles. I can see why the puzzles are considered 'yoga for the brain!' This book is highly recommended for those looking for puzzles, relaxation, inspiration, and enjoyment!' (Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite)'Yoga for the Brain is inspirational, relevant, and fun! The puzzles are challenging in a good way, and the messages are insightful and meaningful. It's well worth your time. I highly recommend it to everyone looking for something uniquely uplifting. It provides an all-around positive experience anyone can benefit from. The books encompass food for thought and food for the soul!'  (Brenda Kruegar Huffman, Publisher, Women's Voices Magazine) Read more From the Author Do you love animals? I certainly do. And I feel like I communicate with. Do you talk to your pets or other animals? It was wonderful to collaborate with internationally renowned animal communicator Lauren McCall on this super fun and enlightening book featuring messages from 33 species. One thing that stood out to me about the conversations is that each animal had a strong sense of self esteem. They are who they are and feel comfortable with that. The hidden messages reveal the deep wisdom that our planet mates share. Though it's just a puzzle book, reading and playing with it may help make the world a kinder, more understanding place. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Ultimate Video Game Word Search Collection: The Best Video Game Wordsearches for both Adults and Kids

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Pdf:The Ultimate Video Game Word Search Collection: The Best Video Game Wordsearches for both Adults and Kids.The Ultimate Video Game Word Search Book and Gift!This amazing book contains 40 word searches all about video games. It contains games from the earliest days of the arcade classics that are still loved and played to the incredible games of today for all the modern consoles. Search for every type of game genre from platformer to racing to fighting to role playing to puzzle games and more. Search now for all the wonderful games of the past that have brought joy to millions over decades as well as the amazing epics of today from all the major platforms.Complete word searches about:Puzzle GamesRacing GamesRole Playing GamesPlatformers and Sports GamesNintendo GamesPlayStation GamesXbox GamesArcade GamesAnd much, much more!This is a book that will be loved by anyone who has ever enjoyed playing games. Begin your video game word search quest today!

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Pdf:250 Word Search Puzzles.Spanning a whole range of subjects, 250 Word Search Puzzles will test your attention to detail. Whether you're looking for a quick break or to really exercise your brain, there's a wide variety of hidden words to explore.

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Pdf Humor Mini Crisscross Puzzles

Pdf:Mini Crisscross Puzzles.About the Author Francis Heaney is a former editor-at-large for Games magazine whose crosswords have appeared in The New York Times, The Onion, The New York Sun, Games, and Wired, among other publications. Puzzle books he has written for Puzzlewright include Large Print Acrostics, The Sudoku Code, Brain Games for Word Nerds, Sudoku in Space, and Boss Lady Word Search Puzzles. He is also the author of the humor collection Holy Tango of Literature. Someone once failed to win $1,000,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire because they didn’t know the answer to one of his trivia questions. Read more

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Word Search: Fun & magical Harry Potter inspired word search puzzles for Potter fans of all ages.

Pdf Humor The Unofficial Harry Potter Word Search: Fun & magical Harry Potter inspired word search puzzles for Potter fans of all ages.

Pdf:The Unofficial Harry Potter Word Search: Fun & magical Harry Potter inspired word search puzzles for Potter fans of all ages..This book is unofficial and unauthorised. It is not authorised, approved, licensed or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, her publishers or Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.The Unofficial Harry Word SearchFun & Magical Harry Potter Inspired Word Search Puzzles For Potter Fans Of All AgesSharpen your pencils and quills to hunt down over 1700 Harry Potter inspired words, characters, scenes, spells and more. The Unofficial Harry Potter Word Search is brimming with fun & magical puzzles to keep Potter fans of all ages occupied for hours.

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Word Search St Patrick's Day Edition: Fun Activity Themed Saint Patricks Day Puzzle Book For Kids And Adults Word Finder Leprechaun Cover Large Size

Pdf Humor Word Search St Patrick's Day Edition: Fun Activity Themed Saint Patricks Day Puzzle Book For Kids And Adults Word Finder Leprechaun Cover Large Size

Pdf:Word Search St Patrick's Day Edition: Fun Activity Themed Saint Patricks Day Puzzle Book For Kids And Adults Word Finder Leprechaun Cover Large Size.Enjoy this themed word search book celebrating all things St Patrick's Day and Irish cultureUp to 20 word search puzzlesColor the decorations (line drawing designs) on every page featuring leprechauns, traditional Irish folklore and Celtic symbol artThe solutions (answers) to the word search puzzles included at the end of the bookWhite paperLarge A4 size / 8.5" x 11"Suitable for kid, teen, adult and anyone who enjoys word search puzzles and St Patrick's Day

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Extremely Large Print Number Search

Pdf Humor Extremely Large Print Number Search

Pdf:Extremely Large Print Number Search.These number search puzzles have been formatted in super mega jumbo giant 48 point font for those who cannot engage with ordinary large print font puzzles. The numbers may be arranged in any direction and may overlap as well as intersect. Some puzzles are easy and others are much more challenging. Due to the very large print, no solutions are provided.

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Sun Flower Word Fit Crossword Puzzle Book: 600 Words Games Brain Criss Cross Happy For Adults And Kids

Pdf Humor Sun Flower Word Fit Crossword Puzzle Book: 600 Words Games Brain Criss Cross Happy For Adults And Kids

Pdf:Sun Flower Word Fit Crossword Puzzle Book: 600 Words Games Brain Criss Cross Happy For Adults And Kids.Solving a crossword will ask for a student to use several skills that will hone his mental development and these include spelling, logic, vocabulary and analysis. He will only be able to solve this type of puzzle if he recognizes and comprehends the terms used in the clues. In doing this, he will be able to gain some fresh vocabulary. He will also be able to know the difference between phrases and words that may have similar meaning.

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Sopa De Letras En Español Letra Grande Para Adultos y Niños 101 Crucigramas (VOL.1): Large Print Spanish Word Search Puzzle For Adults and Kids 101 Puzzles (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Humor Sopa De Letras En Español Letra Grande Para Adultos y Niños 101 Crucigramas (VOL.1): Large Print Spanish Word Search Puzzle For Adults and Kids 101 Puzzles (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Sopa De Letras En Español Letra Grande Para Adultos y Niños 101 Crucigramas (VOL.1): Large Print Spanish Word Search Puzzle For Adults and Kids 101 Puzzles (Spanish Edition).¡TAMAÑO EXTRA GRANDE DE 11x8.5 pulgadas! INCLUYE 101 DIVERTIDOS CRUCIGRAMAS EN LETRA GRANDE Y CLARA CON PALABRAS DE LA A-Z DEL ABECEDARIO. (RESPUESTAS AL FINAL DEL LIBRO). BASADO EN DICCIONARIO EN ESPANOL PARA AMPLIAR TU VOCABULARIO MIENTRAS TE DIVIERTES. ¡Cada uno de los 101 crucigramas tiene 16 renglones y 16 columnas de letras lo que lo hace mas retador. IDEAL PARA APRENDER ESPAÑOL. NUEVA EDICIÓN DE SOPA DE LETRAS EN ESPAÑOL para aprender el alfabeto en español con letras grandes para adultos que disfrutan los retos y jugar con sopas de letras divertidas que estimulan la salud de su cerebro, la memoria y aprender palabras nuevas en espanol. Incluye 101 crucigramas diferentes para garantizar horas de diversión y aprendizaje. El objetivo de este libro de pasatiempos es encontrar palabras en Español escondidas en 101 cuadrículas diferentes de rompecabezas.Estos libros de busca palabras son ideales para pasar el tiempo mientras se aprenden cosas nuevas. Buscar todas las palabras ocultas en la red, las palabras se colocan hacia adelante, hacia atrás, arriba, abajo, en diagonal en cualquiera de las cuatro posibilidades diagonales.LA LETRA GRANDE del crucigrama lo hace único y especial para adultos mayores con dificultad para leer. Este libro está especialmente diseñado para que se adapte a todos, desde niños hasta personas mayores de edad, con un interior de letra grande en un papel blanco claro.Este juego de crucigramas también puede ser un regalo original y divertido para niños, niñas,mujeres,hombres,mama,abuela,abuelo,papa,hermano,tía. Puede arrancar fácilmente páginas si es necesario con los grandes márgenes internos.Cada página tiene un rompecabezas con las palabras en español directamente debajo.Tendrás que buscar en todas las direcciones, es decir, arriba, abajo, derecha, izquierda y en diagonal para encontrar las palabras ocultas.Toda la familia pasará horas de diversión,entretenimiento y aprendizaje.Muy buen regalo para cualquier ocasión, fiesta de cumpleanos y Navidad.Brand New Spanish crossword puzzles for adults with big fonts and letters. Funny word search in spanish LARGE PRINT makes a great birthday and Christmas present for mom,mother,dad,daddy, grandmother, grandfather and kids that love Spanish puzzle books. This puzzles are a great way to pass time while learning new words. Word Searches will challenge and expand your knowledge.You will love this EXTRA LARGE PRINT word search books for Seniors. Hours of brain-boosting entertainment!Created by HoundPrints. ONE OF THE BEST Spanish Word Search Books for Adults Large Print available, you will love this crossword puzzle with big words in spanish. Learn spanish with puzzles and have fun!

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Word Search Puzzle Book for Women: Fun Brain Teasers for the Glamorous Lady

Pdf Humor Word Search Puzzle Book for Women: Fun Brain Teasers for the Glamorous Lady

Pdf:Word Search Puzzle Book for Women: Fun Brain Teasers for the Glamorous Lady.Fun Brain Teasers for the Glamorous LadyAre you looking for a fun way to tease your brain, relax and immerse yourself into the world of glamour? Well, you are in luck because this book has all that and even more! In addition to the usual word search puzzles, this book also includes a big surprise.★★Inside you will find a FREE BONUS of 35 glamour coupons which you can use as inspiration to relax, have fun and enjoy yourself! ★★With the International Women's Day being right around the corner, a simple and fun puzzle book can be the perfect gift for that special lady in your life. With an elegant touch, this book includes 77 unique search puzzles, split into 7 sections all revolving around that glamorous lifestyle. The sections inside this book are: Section 1: FashionSection 2: CelebrationSection 3: Qualities of a Glamorous WomanSection 4: Poisonous Character Traits You Should AvoidSection 5: The Work Behind GlamourSection 6: Relaxing After WorkSection 7: Enjoy Life and Have Fun! This book triples the value you would get from a generic word search puzzle book. By ordering this book you will get:Search puzzles designed for fun and relaxationAn improved vocabulary after each solved puzzleGlamour Coupons for fun ideas on how to treat yourself What are you waiting for? Order now and begin your journey towards glamorous fun!

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Your Favorite Sports Word Search Book: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Soccer

Pdf Humor Your Favorite Sports Word Search Book: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Soccer

Pdf:Your Favorite Sports Word Search Book: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Soccer.This is a great way to exercise your brain while thinking about words related to your favorite sports! With this book, you can keep yourself busy between games, during commercials, while listening to your team in the background, or any other time of the day or night. But you don’t have to be a sports fan to play. Anyone who enjoys word search puzzles can enjoy this book! This book consists of 50 word search puzzles and answer keys as follows: Puzzles #1 - #10: Baseball Word Searches Puzzles #11 - #20: Football Word Searches Puzzles #21 - #30: Basketball Word Searches Puzzles #31 - #40: Hockey Word Searches Puzzles #41 - #50: Soccer Word Searches Answer Keys: All Puzzles. Each puzzle is 20 letters across, 20 letters down, and 20 hidden words. Find the words in the grid. Words can go horizontally, vertically, and diagonally in all eight directions. Most importantly, have fun!

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Word Search for Kids Ages 6-8: 50 Fun and Educational Easter Themed Word Search Puzzles To Keep Your Child Entertained For Hours (Large Print Activity Book For Kids)

Pdf Humor Word Search for Kids Ages 6-8: 50 Fun and Educational Easter Themed Word Search Puzzles To Keep Your Child Entertained For Hours (Large Print Activity Book For Kids)

Pdf:Word Search for Kids Ages 6-8: 50 Fun and Educational Easter Themed Word Search Puzzles To Keep Your Child Entertained For Hours (Large Print Activity Book For Kids).Entertain your child for hours with this fun and educational Easter themed word search!Word searches aren't just a handy way to keep your child quiet for five minutes; they also boost their learning in some surprising ways. Word searches can help to reinforce spellings in your child's mind, encourage problem solving, extend their vocabulary and boost their memory. This large print word search contains over 50 pages of educational and fun vocabulary puzzles suitable for ages 6+. With fun illustrations and the ability to photocopy pages for classroom or homeschool use, this book is sure to be an excellent resource to be used over and over again. Inside this book you will find: 50 fun and educational word searches Different themes for each puzzle Large printed word searches for easy searching Pictures to colour with every puzzle Answer key with every puzzle Bonus at the end of the book!! With hundreds of words waiting to be discovered, we guarantee pages and pages of fun for your child!

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Enigma: Crack the Code

Pdf Humor Enigma: Crack the Code

Pdf:Enigma: Crack the Code.About the Author Dr. Gareth Moore is the internationally best-selling author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults, including Anti-Stress Puzzles, Ultimate Dot to Dot, Brain Games for Clever Kids, Lateral Logic, and Extreme Mazes. He is also the creator of online brain-training site BrainedUp.com, and runs the daily puzzle site PuzzleMix.com. Read more

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Solve These F*cking Puzzles: Delight Your Salty Gutter Brain With Hours of Badass Cryptograms, Crosswords, an

Pdf Humor Solve These F*cking Puzzles: Delight Your Salty Gutter Brain With Hours of Badass Cryptograms, Crosswords, an

Pdf:Solve These F*cking Puzzles: Delight Your Salty Gutter Brain With Hours of Badass Cryptograms, Crosswords, an.About the Author Val Garrity has been constructing puzzles for a long damn time. His work has been described as wildly hedonistic by the international press, and he's the only person ever to receive back-to-back restraining orders at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Val is absolutely not a pseudonym for Will Shortz, and he wants to be very f*cking clear about that. Read more

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Puzzles for Stroke Patients: Rebuild Language, Math & Logic Skills to Heal and Live a More Fulfilling Life

Pdf Humor Puzzles for Stroke Patients: Rebuild Language, Math & Logic Skills to Heal and Live a More Fulfilling Life

Pdf:Puzzles for Stroke Patients: Rebuild Language, Math & Logic Skills to Heal and Live a More Fulfilling Life.Large Print Version. A PERFECT GIFT FOR STROKE REHAB, HEALING & SENIOR BRAIN FITNESS! WONDERFUL RESULTS! #1 Best Seller in Stroke Puzzle Books. 50 challenging & funny puzzle types with increasing difficulty; including popular TV shows & Hollywood movies & stars puzzles to recover cognitive and memory functions. Excellent for caregivers! Customer: "Great gift for my mom!!!" Most puzzles are large print. Word, logic, picture & math puzzles are recommended for patients by doctors, neurologists, speech & cognitive therapists to rebuild mental abilities in language, math & logic. Puzzles are essential for brain rehabilitation. Neurologist: “For stroke victims, I suggest word-guess puzzles because they can’t really do the New York Times Sunday magazine crossword puzzle.” Word search puzzles help to reestablish visual quickness and vocabulary. In addition to word puzzles, the provided shopping math & airline travel math puzzles will help to rebuild the stroke survivor's math, comprehension & logical thinking capabilities for everyday life. The puzzle book also boasts a number of adult coloring pages and picture puzzles. Medical research shows: "For the stroke patient, coloring is a good way for strengthening fine motor skills (writing, driving, sewing arts...) & to reintegrate the left and right sides of the brain. The left side is dominantly for logical processing while the right side features color graphics processing."The Diagonal Word Square Puzzles are arranged in increasing difficulty levels. The puzzle solver has to find the missing letters for short words; each row and the diagonal will spell a word. Puzzles are valuable rehab tools in the hands of people who experience the cognitive and physical deficits frequently associated with stroke. Inability to pay attention is common for stroke survivors. Other deficits may include comprehension, reading, and writing. The human brain is extremely flexible and it can be rewired for better functioning after a stroke. To learn how to pay better attention, stroke patients can solve puzzles that require focus. Others skills targeted by puzzle solving (which may improve comprehension, reading, and writing) include speech, concentration, memory, word-finding, and motor skills. When puzzles are used for stroke patients, the key is to choose a puzzle that is effective and enjoyable for the patient like brain games. The puzzles in this book are effective because they can be completed easily and in a short amount of time, usually in a single sitting. Because they are not difficult, solving them imparts a sense of accomplishment. Puzzle contents stimulate emotions and memories, conversation and reminiscing. Puzzles are a great brain exercise and memory activity that captures and improves attention. Puzzles encourage the use of problem-solving skills. In addition, they are fun; patients relax, smile, and laugh. Brain puzzles have been used throughout history for recreation, as medicine, as meditation, as a source of beauty. While this book is aimed directly at stroke survivors for stroke rehabilitation it is highly recommended to seniors, caregivers, loved ones and friends as well. CONTENTS AT A GLANCE: RETRAINING THE BRAIN AFTER A STROKE 1 TV SHOWS WORD SEARCH PUZZLES 3 4x4 DIAGONAL WORD SQUARE PUZZLES 24 MATH ADDITION DRILLS 68 HOLLYWOOD MOVIE TRIVIA QUIZZES 81 MATH SUBTRACTION DRILLS 108 VOCABULARY BUILDER WORD SEARCH PUZZLES 121 FUN BRAIN TEASERS 162MATH MULTIPLICATION DRILLS 185 5x5 DIAGONAL WORD SQUARE PUZZLES 198 MATH DIVISION DRILLS 239 HOLLYWOOD STARS MOVIES SEARCH 252 SUDOKU LOGIC PUZZLES 278 MISSING VOWELS PUZZLES 316 6x6 DIAGONAL WORD SQUARE PUZZLES 333 WORD SCRAMBLE PUZZLES 364 SHOPPING MATH PUZZLES 379AIRLINE TRAVEL MATH PUZZLES 400 4x4 DIAGONAL WORD SQUARE PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 416 5x5 DIAGONAL WORD SQUARE PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 426 6x6 DIAGONAL WORD SQUARE PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 438 SUDOKU LOGIC PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 447 PICTURE PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 455 -- ART THERAPY COLORING PAGES

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Puzzle Workouts: Word Search (Book Two)

Pdf Humor Puzzle Workouts: Word Search (Book Two)

Pdf:Puzzle Workouts: Word Search (Book Two).About the Author Christy Davis has been involved with the creation of word puzzles for almost 20 years, and has co-authored many successful puzzle books and calendars, including Go!Games Word Search and Go!Games Absolutely Addictive Word Search. She is also a CEO, Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Notary Public, author, speaker, personal consultant, and amateur photographer. Christy lives in Burleson, TX with her husband. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Baby TalkAnticipationBellyBoyContractionsDeliveryDoctorEpiduralExcitementExpectantGirlHappinessHormonesLaborLamazeMidwifeNameNurseryPainParentsPregnantPrepareShowerSicknessSonogramStorkStretchVitaminsWaterWeightWorryBalletAdagioAllegroBalanceBalletBriseCabrioleCecchetiCou-d-piedDegageEffaceElevationFailliFonduGrandHandsHeadJeteJumpsOppositionPasPlierPointePositionsPromenadeReleverSauterSissonneSous-susTempsTurnout Read more

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Large Print Crisscross Puzzles

Pdf Humor Large Print Crisscross Puzzles

Pdf:Large Print Crisscross Puzzles.About the Author Francis Heaney is a former editor-at-large for Games magazine whose crosswords have appeared in The New York Times, The Onion, The New York Sun, Games, and Wired, among other publications. Puzzle books he has written for Puzzlewright include Large Print Acrostics, The Sudoku Code, Brain Games for Word Nerds, Sudoku in Space, and Boss Lady Word Search Puzzles. He is also the author of the humor collection Holy Tango of Literature. Someone once failed to win $1,000,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire because they didn’t know the answer to one of his trivia questions. Read more

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USA TODAY New Crossword: 200 Puzzles

Pdf Humor USA TODAY New Crossword: 200 Puzzles

Pdf:USA TODAY New Crossword: 200 Puzzles.About the Author Founded in 1982, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation, serving as host of the American conversation by delivering high-quality, engaging content through unique visual storytelling across all platforms. A media innovator, USA TODAY also remains the nation’s number one newspaper and is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Read more

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Sopa De Letras En Español Letra Grande Para Adultos y Niños (VOL.3): Large Print Spanish Word Search Puzzle For Adults and Kids (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Humor Sopa De Letras En Español Letra Grande Para Adultos y Niños (VOL.3): Large Print Spanish Word Search Puzzle For Adults and Kids (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Sopa De Letras En Español Letra Grande Para Adultos y Niños (VOL.3): Large Print Spanish Word Search Puzzle For Adults and Kids (Spanish Edition).INCLUYE 60 DIVERTIDOS TEMAS CON MAS DE 1200 PALABRAS (RESPUESTAS AL FINAL DEL LIBRO). Cada uno de los 60 crucigramas tiene 18 renglones y 18 columnas de letras lo que lo hace mas retador. NUEVA SOPA DE LETRAS EN ESPAÑOL con letras grandes para adultos que disfrutan los retos y jugar con sopas de letras divertidas que estimulan la salud de su cerebro, la memoria y aprender palabras nuevas en espanol. Incluye 60 temas diferentes para garantizar horas de diversión y aprendizaje. El objetivo de este libro de pasatiempos es encontrar palabras en Español escondidas en 60 cuadrículas diferentes de rompecabezas.Estos libros de busca palabras son ideales para pasar el tiempo mientras se aprenden cosas nuevas. Buscar todas las palabras ocultas en la red, las palabras se colocan hacia adelante, hacia atrás, arriba, abajo, en diagonal en cualquiera de las cuatro posibilidades diagonales.LA LETRA GRANDE del crucigrama lo hace único y especial para adultos mayores con dificultad para leer. Este libro está especialmente diseñado para que se adapte a todos, desde niños hasta personas mayores de edad, con un interior de letra grande en un papel blanco claro.Este juego de crucigramas también puede ser un regalo original y divertido para niños, niñas,mujeres,hombres,mama,abuela,abuelo,papa,hermano,tía. Toda la familia pasará horas de diversión,entretenimiento y aprendizaje.Muy buen regalo para cualquier ocasión, fiesta de cumpleanos y Navidad.Brand New Spanish crossword puzzles for adults with big fonts and letters. Funny word search in spanish LARGE PRINT makes a great birthday and Christmas present for mom,mother,dad,daddy, grandmother, grandfather and kids that love Spanish puzzle books. This puzzles are a great way to pass time while learning new words. Word Searches will challenge and expand your knowledge.You will love this EXTRA LARGE PRINT word search books for Seniors. Hours of brain-boosting entertainment!Created by HoundPrints.

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Bibliograms: Creative Cryptograms

Pdf Humor Bibliograms: Creative Cryptograms

Pdf:Bibliograms: Creative Cryptograms.Attention all Cryptomaniacs! Cryptograms combined with relevant Scriptures = Bibliograms! Over 340 enlightening quotes from the sages of history like Einstein, Plato, Churchill, Hume, Twain and many more, including Bible authors, combined with relevant Scriptures adopted from the King James and the New English Versions of the Bible, to create inspiring, thought provoking Bibliograms!Over 340 Bibliograms of various lengths are designed to be challenging for the experienced, with an optional hint for the Neophytes to solving Bibliograms. Here’s a delightfully entertaining chance for all levels of ability to hone code cracking skills in cryptology.You don’t need to be a super-duper code breaker or a spy to figure out Bibliograms! You will find detailed rules for aiding in Bibliogram solving in this book. Enjoy!!

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Tropical Coloring Book & Word Search

Pdf Humor Tropical Coloring Book & Word Search

Pdf:Tropical Coloring Book & Word Search.About the Author Thunder Bay Press is an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC, the largest full-service book distributor to non-trade booksellers in North America. Thunder Bay publishes across a wide and varied range of formats and categories, from fun, interactive activity titles and kits on subjects such as origami, cooking, crafts, games, and art to reference books suitable for gift-giving in categories like art, fitness, pets, travel, history, culture, sports, and nature. Thunder Bay Press celebrates the book in all its forms, and publishes something for everyone. They’re headquartered in San Diego. Read more

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Summer Word Search Puzzle Games Book Large-Print For Adults: 875Words Games Brain Relieve Stress Holidays

Pdf Humor Summer Word Search Puzzle Games Book Large-Print For Adults: 875Words Games Brain Relieve Stress Holidays

Pdf:Summer Word Search Puzzle Games Book Large-Print For Adults: 875Words Games Brain Relieve Stress Holidays.If you've always wanted to make your own word search game, but you didn't know how, you've come to the right place. Thanks to the power of the Internet and smart phones and all of those little apps that everyone is creating, you can find a word search creator, free word grid maker, or just about anything else associated with word puzzle games. While these may have some value, there something special about being able to make your own word search game. So let's get started

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The John Wayne Ultimate Puzzle Book Volume 2: Includes Duke trivia, photos and more!

Pdf Humor The John Wayne Ultimate Puzzle Book Volume 2: Includes Duke trivia, photos and more!

Pdf:The John Wayne Ultimate Puzzle Book Volume 2: Includes Duke trivia, photos and more!.About the Author The Official John Wayne Collector's Edition magazine is a bi-monthly celebration of the life and legacy of one of America's greatest icons. Created with the help of the actor's youngest son, Ethan Wayne, and featuring exclusive photos, stories, and memorabilia from the Wayne Family Archives, The Official John Wayne Collector's Edition is the world's foremost authority on all things Duke. Read more

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Brain Games - Geek Out! Puzzles

Pdf Humor Brain Games - Geek Out! Puzzles

Pdf:Brain Games - Geek Out! Puzzles.If you love a geek—or being a geek—then this is the puzzle book for you! This puzzle assortment covers Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and everything in between.Solve over 100 puzzles related to pop culture, books, science, and more!Find words in word searches, answer trivia questions, unscramble anagrams, and solve word ladders and crosswords A few of the topics included: chess, video games, comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, the Doctor Who franchise, anime, science, The Princess Bride, fantasy and science fiction writersAnswer key found at the backSpiral-bound192 pages

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JD's Cryptograms: Love Edition

Pdf Humor JD's Cryptograms: Love Edition

Pdf:JD's Cryptograms: Love Edition.What's your Crypto IQ?Test yourself with this new collection.Perfect for Valentine's Day.150 quotes that deal with Love. From romantic love to brotherly love, you'll see quotes from famous philosophers throughout history and those in modern times.And if you're new at cryptograms, you'll find instructions and a few tips on how to solve the quotes.FeaturesConvenient 6" X 9" size lets you take it with you anywhereOne hint for each quote at the back of the bookSolution for each quote at the back of the bookMixture of shorter and longer quotesBuy your copy now and enjoy hours of entertainment!

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Large Print Extra Word Search Book Puzzle For Adults And Kids: 750Words Games Brain Relieve Stress Happy Holidays

Pdf Humor Large Print Extra Word Search Book Puzzle For Adults And Kids: 750Words Games Brain Relieve Stress Happy Holidays

Pdf:Large Print Extra Word Search Book Puzzle For Adults And Kids: 750Words Games Brain Relieve Stress Happy Holidays.When you want to learn any language, there are a number of tools that exist to help you achieve precisely that goal. However, some of those tools are not nearly as effective as others and you will likely find that the simplest solutions can be the most effective, as well as the most fun. Word searches are a great way to help you learn any language.

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Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies): When Sin Ruled the Movies

Pdf Humor Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies): When Sin Ruled the Movies

Pdf:Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies): When Sin Ruled the Movies.Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies.Forbidden Hollywood is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people long enough to get films into theaters. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood-and why they were "forbidden" for fifty years.The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, including Red-Headed Woman, Call Her Savage, and She Done Him Wrong. You'll see Paul Muni shoot a path to power in the original Scarface; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms in Baby Face; and misfits seek revenge in Freaks.More than 200 newly restored (and some never-before-published) photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Mae West. This is the definitive portrait of an unforgettable era in filmmaking.

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Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies): When Sin Ruled the Movies

Pdf Humor Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies): When Sin Ruled the Movies

Pdf:Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies): When Sin Ruled the Movies.Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies.Forbidden Hollywood is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people long enough to get films into theaters. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood-and why they were "forbidden" for fifty years.The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, including Red-Headed Woman, Call Her Savage, and She Done Him Wrong. You'll see Paul Muni shoot a path to power in the original Scarface; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms in Baby Face; and misfits seek revenge in Freaks.More than 200 newly restored (and some never-before-published) photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Mae West. This is the definitive portrait of an unforgettable era in filmmaking.

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How to Win Baccarat

Pdf Humor How to Win Baccarat

Pdf:How to Win Baccarat.How to Win BaccaratBaccarat is an elegant casino game often played by the richest of the high-rollers, and was often James Bond's card game of choice. It's an extremely dramatic game that involves placing blind bets on one of two outcomes--the Banker having the higher hand, or the Player. It takes some serious guts to play Baccarat, but you can learn the rules quite quickly and learn to start making smart, safe bets that'll have you ruling the table. Table of Contents:1. Learning the Rules 2. Making Smart Bets

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Toxic Femininity in the Workplace

Pdf Humor Toxic Femininity in the Workplace

Pdf:Toxic Femininity in the Workplace.About the Author GINNY HOGAN is an NYC-based stand up comic and writer. She is a contributor to the New Yorker and McSweeney's, and she’s the editor of the comedy blog Little Old Lady Comedy. She got her start as a data scientist in the mayonnaise industry, and since then she has tried to turn some of the uglier parts of the tech industry into comedy. Read more

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Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé

Pdf Humor Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé

Pdf:Zoological Surrealism: The Nonhuman Cinema of Jean Painlevé.Review 'Reading Jean Painlevé’s archive, James Leo Cahill excavates an urgent nonhuman ethics made possible through film. Each chapter of this lively, meticulously researched, and beautifully written book reveals a complex vision of animals-for-themselves and animals as figures for a fraught political culture. The ‘cinematic nature’ of Painlevé’s world, as theorized by Cahill, unsettles any presumed separateness of human- and animal-being, even as it offers a vision of animal existence that is beyond human existence altogether.'—Jennifer Fay, author of Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene 'A remarkable study of Jean Painlevé’s cinematic attention to the marvels of animal life, James Leo Cahill’s study elegantly resolves the contradictions between intellectual biography and non-anthropocentric modes of inquiry. At once a focused critical biography and a wide-ranging study of organic systems thinking, Zoological Surrealism is alive with the intellectual ferment of the French 1930s. It is an essential text for any reader invested in the development of systems thinking, as well as in the history of experimental film, art, science, and thought.'—Jonathan P. Eburne, author of Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas   Read more About the Author James Leo Cahill is associate professor of cinema studies and French at the University of Toronto and general editor of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. Read more

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Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy

Pdf Humor Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy

Pdf:Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy.Review 'Star Wars is almost too big a subject for any one mind to grasp, but Dan Golding’s look at how the franchise maintains its nostalgic glow in the Disney era stays on target, excavating the unique combination of art and commerce that holds Star Wars together.'—Adam Rogers, deputy editor of Wired and author of Proof: The Science of Booze 'Star Wars after Lucas is a useful and welcome review of the past four decades of Star Wars, as well as the strategies that corporations are increasingly adopting in order to perpetuate franchises. In particular, Dan Golding aptly describes Lucasfilm's struggles to balance nostalgic appeals with a growing commitment to diversity and inclusivity.' —A. D. Jameson, author of I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture 'Dan Golding’s wonderful book strikes a perfect balance between criticism and knowledgeable fandom. Approaching Disney-era Star Wars, his writing provides important insights into the workings of nostalgia culture, transmedia storytelling, and the power of transnational media industries in the age of global capitalism. His readings of individual Star Wars texts are thoughtful, nuanced, and theoretically informed, while at the same time relating them back to the complexities of branding, cross-platform marketing, and global entertainment franchising. Star Wars after Lucas is essential reading for anyone with an interest in media franchising, globalization, media industries, and entertainment in the Disney era.' —Dan Hassler-Forest, coeditor of Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling Read more About the Author Dan Golding is lecturer in media and communications at the Swinburne University of Technology and an award-winning writer with more than two hundred international publications. He is cohost of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV show What Is Music and the producer of the soundtrack to Push Me Pull You. He is coauthor of Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, the Fight for the Future of Videogames and has written for popular and web-based publications such as Kotaku, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, IGN, and The Conversation. Read more

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Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive

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Pdf:Bad Film Histories: Ethnography and the Early Archive.A daring, deep investigation into ethnographic cinema that challenges standard ways of writing film history and breaks important new ground in understanding archives Bad Film Histories is a vital work that unsettles the authority of the archive. Katherine Groo daringly takes readers to the margins of the film record, addressing the undertheorization of film history and offering a rigorous corrective. Taking ethnographic cinema as a crucial case study, Groo challenges standard ways of thinking and writing about film history and questions widespread assumptions about what film artifacts are and what makes them meaningful. Rather than filling holes, Groo endeavors to understand the imprecisions and absences that define film history and its archives. Bad Film Histories draws on numerous works of ethnographic cinema, from Edward S. Curtis’s In the Land of the Head Hunters, to a Citroën-sponsored “croisière” across Africa, to the extensive archives of the Maison Lumière and the Musée Albert-Kahn, to dozens of expedition films from the 1910s and 1920s. The project is deeply grounded in poststructural approaches to history, and throughout Groo draws on these frameworks to offer innovative and accessible readings that explain ethnographic cinema’s destabilizing energies.As Groo describes, ethnographic works are mostly untitled, unauthored, seemingly infinite in number, and largely unrestored even in their digital afterlives. Her examination of ethnographic cinema provides necessary new thought for both film scholars and those who are thrilled by cinema’s boundless possibilities. In so doing, she boldly reexamines what early ethnographic cinema is and how these films produce meaning, challenging the foundations of film history and prevailing approaches to the archive.

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Hitchcock and the Censors (Screen Classics)

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Pdf:Hitchcock and the Censors (Screen Classics).Review 'Alfred Hitchcock pushed the boundaries of onscreen permissiveness as much as any artist/entertainer of the twentieth century. John Billheimer meticulously catalogs the filmmaker's battles with the censors, both mischievous and profound, in fantastically readable fashion. A vital and fun addition to Hitchcock scholarship.'―Eddie Muller, author, Film Noir Foundation founder, and Turner Classic Movies Host'Many Hitchcock books and articles include accounts of censorship; many books and articles on censorship include material on Hitchcock films; I don't know of any work which brings the man and the topic together in as businesslike a way as is done in Hitchcock and the Censors. This is an attractive study which offers a valuable, fresh angle on Hitchcock's career.'―Charles Barr, coauthor of Hitchcock Lost and Found: The Forgotten Films'A meticulous deep dive into the sweaty tango between Hitchcock and the Code. Amazing to witness how arbitrary and stringent the rules were and the resulting sacrifices movies had to make. Like his spirit, Hitchcock rose to the challenge and made the debates part of his expression―but what a bloody tiresome waste of his time.'―Darren Aronofsky Read more About the Author John Billheimer is the author of two mystery series; one with West Virginia failure analyst Owen Allison, and the other featuring Ohio sportswriter Lloyd Keaton. He has taught courses in film noir, hard-boiled fiction on film, and the modern mystery in film and print at Stanford and Santa Clara Universities. Read more

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Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl

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Pdf:Blood on Black Wax: Horror Soundtracks on Vinyl.Review Finally, a book that celebrates the best in horror soundtracks. Long overdue! --Michael Abels (Composer, Get Out and Us) Read more About the Author AARON LUPTON has been writing for Rue Morgue since 2001 and is currently in the role of Music Editor, discussing horror-themed music and artists. An avid fan and collector of horror movie soundtracks, his attic functions as an ever growing library of music on vinyl, as well as the recording home of From My Parents Basement podcast, which he hosts with Eric Gaudet and Gary Pullin.JEFF SZPIRGLAS has been rabidly listening to film soundtracks since picking up an audio cassette of Return of the Jedi back in 1983. Over the years, he has contributed to Film Score Monthly and now regularly writes for Rue Morgue magazine. He is also the author of over 20 books for young readers, ranging from horror novels to nonfiction tomes. Read more

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Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19 (S&S Mega Crossword Puzzles)

Pdf Humor Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19 (S&S Mega Crossword Puzzles)

Pdf:Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #19 (S&S Mega Crossword Puzzles).About the Author John M. Samson is an expert crossword puzzle constructor and editor. His crosswords have been published in leading magazines and newspapers across the country, including The New York Times. He lives in upstate New York. John’s favorite published crossword is his three-page centerfold for Golf Digest featuring pictures of past US Open winners. John’s puzzles have appeared in unconventional settings: on cereal boxes, a rock band’s album cover, and the side of a three-story brick building. A jigsaw puzzle for US Congress members, a crossword in the shape of the H. J. Heinz keystone logo, and another in the shape of an Absolut Vodka bottle were memorable design challenges. John has been honored to construct special birthday puzzles for Lee Iacocca, F. Lee Bailey, Ed Ruscha, Keith Hernandez, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, and Harry Connick Jr., and framed fan letters from Stephen King and Frank Sinatra hang proudly in his upstate New York office. Read more

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The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image

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Pdf:The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image.Review ‘The Language of the Lens combines beautiful visual examples from a wide range of films to explain the aesthetic and emotional connotations of lens language. Understanding the technical and creative aspects of the lens is essential for cinematographers and directors to punctuate the thematic essence of the scene. A very useful visual reference, this book is a must read for any aspiring filmmaker.’ Jacqueline B. Frost, Author of Cinematography for Directors and Professor, California State University, Fullerton Read more About the Author Gustavo Mercado is an independent filmmaker with over 10 years of experience producing, writing, editing, directing, and shooting films on film and high-definition video. His films have been featured in national and international film festivals, and one of his short films, 'Sensitive' (2002), won the grand prize in the Showtime Latino Filmmaker Showcase. As an educator in Hunter College's Department of Film, Mercado teaches editing, screenwriting, film production, and cinematography. Read more

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Angénieux and Cinema: From Light to Image

Pdf Humor Angénieux and Cinema: From Light to Image

Pdf:Angénieux and Cinema: From Light to Image.This book looks at the history of the Angénieux zoom lens, long fabled in Hollywood, responsible for NASA's documentation of the first moon landing in 1969 and, more recently, heavily deployed in Game of Thrones. The company's story begins in 1935 and continues to the present.

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Man Overboard: Hubby's Getting a New Boat

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Pdf:Man Overboard: Hubby's Getting a New Boat.“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” is a well-known saying, but it’s not always true. The fun begins when the man decides he would catch more fish in his own boat. His choices are many, decisions are tough—like size of boat, color, brand, and then there’s the size of motor, with the need for speed. Ah, waiting is hard for him…it’s too many days until delivery. His family members are front-seat observers to his boat obsession and the ensuing craziness. Finally the shiny new boat, bright enough to be seen by all the neighborhood men, arrives home and is lovingly stored in the warm garage. Yes, his car has been banished to the driveway.Fishing opener in May is truly a day to remember as the family enjoys its first ride in the aptly named “Dad’s Pride.” Grab your fishing rod, hop in, and go for the ride of your life as Dad and his family pull up anchor on their maiden voyage to catch fish for dinner…and maybe for the record books.

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TEEN GUIDE TO PARENTS: How to Manipulate Without Them Knowing

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Pdf:TEEN GUIDE TO PARENTS: How to Manipulate Without Them Knowing.This is an advice book for teens to learn how to manage their difficult family members (especially parents) to their best advantage. It is also a book that could be useful for all ages since many people never escape their traumatic teen years. The author offers a shift in thinking about one's struggles and how to subtly manipulate people so that the reader will have better tools to smoothly sail past normal headaches and heartaches associated with family life. These tools are usefully applied to future bosses, teachers, and other grown-ups in one's life because so much of what affects us is our initial family life. This book is humorous and creative and will rub off on readers in unexpected ways because it is gearing each reader to take advantage of their situation, even if it seems terrible. There is an uplifting message for readers because no situation stays the same forever and with practical information about how to create individual emotional agency that can address the woes that teens face every day with style, grace, and energy. This book endorses the concept that teens are smarter than your average person. They deserve to have the kind of relationships they want in their lives this includes parents. It is not so much about pitting parents against kids or visa-versa; it is more like having insight into the people around us so that we might be able to make them work with our ideas.

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Mom Hacks: 200 Lifesaving Parenting Tips and Tricks from Super Moms

Pdf Humor Mom Hacks: 200 Lifesaving Parenting Tips and Tricks from Super Moms

Pdf:Mom Hacks: 200 Lifesaving Parenting Tips and Tricks from Super Moms.Dear Moms: You deserve a life with a little less stress. Let Mom Hacks help! Being a mom is the most fulfilling, yet draining job you’ll ever have, but of course you wouldn’t change it for the world! However, time is of the essence, and balancing work, carpooling, making appointments, planning vacations, grocery shopping, meal prepping, etc. is SO hard to do. Hope Comerford understands this, which is why she has reached out to moms across the country to gather the best advice, expertise, and hacks for motherhood. Doing the “mom thing” alone is near impossible, but momming, as Hope affectionately calls it, can be so much easier when other moms are involved and willing to share what’s worked for them. Mom Hacks contains more than 150 mom hacks from real moms to help make your life a little easier and your time (kid-free or with kids) more manageable and, dare we say it, more productive (and maybe a little more fun!). In this book, you’ll find hacks for:   shoppingcookingcleaninggiftingtravelingfitnesshealthand more!

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Exotic Betting at the Racetrack (World Scientific Series in Finance)

Pdf Humor Exotic Betting at the Racetrack (World Scientific Series in Finance)

Pdf:Exotic Betting at the Racetrack (World Scientific Series in Finance).Exotic Betting at the Racetrack is unique as it covers the efficient-inefficient strategy to price and find profitable racetrack bets, along with handicapping that provides actual bets made by the author on essentially all of the major wagers offered at US racetracks. The book starts with efficiency, accuracy of the win odds, arbitrage, and optimal betting strategies. Examples and actual bets are shown for various wagers including win, place and show, exacta, quinella, double, trifecta, superfecta, Pick 3, 4 and 6 and rainbow pick 5 and 6. There are discussions of major races including the Breeders' Cup, Pegasus, Dubai World Cup and the US Triple Crown from 2012-2018. Dosage analysis is also described and used. An additional feature concerns great horses such as the great mares Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Goldikova, Treve, Beholder and Song Bird. There is a discussion of horse ownership and a tour through arguably the world's top trainer Frederico Tesio and his stables and horses in Italy.

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Early Riser: A Novel

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Pdf:Early Riser: A Novel.An instant New York Times best seller The new stand-alone novel from best-selling author Jasper Fforde. Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing, and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artifact borne of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. When you get the dreams, too, it's weird. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. But teasing truth from the Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping, and stamp collecting; ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers, whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food; and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk. But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.

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Space Force

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Pdf:Space Force.Five years ago, the US Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay?My name is Captain Ethan Stone, a decorated member of SEAL Team Six turned Space Force "recruit". While the powers that be attempted to make Space Force an embarrassment, they also sent some of the very best minds, fighters, and pilots to the program, because sometimes the best of us decide to take a stand against those same powers. Yeah, yeah. Not me. Though I seem to recall I was standing when...sorry. It's a distracting memory.Flash forward five years and between tenses. President West is in office. Power has shifted. And Space Force is defunded. With just a handful of us still living on base, we find ourselves being evicted. But before all of us can leave, aliens invade. Really ugly ones, too. Super nasty. I don't think I could describe them here without getting the audiobook banned.Anywho, using their advanced technology, they seal off Space Force Command behind a shrinking force field and kick off a battle royale to the death. Human vs. alien. To the victors goes the Earth. While my boy Frank Taylor and I throw down inside the force field, my main squeeze, First Lieutenant Jennifer Hale, leads an international strike team into freakin' space. It's nuts. Crazy action. Super funny, too, in like a Deadpool way, if that's your thing.The only way to really know what went down is to snag a copy of this audiobook and listen to it for yourself...before it's too late. Or wait for the movie. There is going to be a movie, right?Hale and I agreed to let "best-selling"* author Jeremy Robinson tell our tales. He's not my favorite person in the world, but I think he captured our voices and the reality of what happened, printing every word we spoke, no matter how offensive, blunt, disgusting, or violent it was. If you're upset by what you hear in this audiobook, first, lighten up, but then blame me. Jeremy Robinson is a fragile flower. He's only to blame for hackneyed writing.*Best-selling is in quotes because the only best seller status that matters is New York Times. Doesn't matter if it's not a true reflection of actual sales, popularity, or quality. Everyone knows that, Robinson.

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Twin Wheeks: Twin Wheeks Guinea Pig Notebook / Guinea Pig Diary - A 6x9 inch 150 lined page composition book for writing

Pdf Humor Twin Wheeks: Twin Wheeks Guinea Pig Notebook / Guinea Pig Diary - A 6x9 inch 150 lined page composition book for writing

Pdf:Twin Wheeks: Twin Wheeks Guinea Pig Notebook / Guinea Pig Diary - A 6x9 inch 150 lined page composition book for writing.Twin Wheeks Guinea Pig Notebook. The Twin Wheeks notebook appeals to the guinea pig lover. The soft front cover is an adorable design with twin Guinea Pigs wheeking about avocados. 150 lined pages perfect for journaling about your Guinea Pig, logging vet visits, treat recipes, personal reflection, doodling, sketching, writing quotes, to-do lists, or poems. If you are looking for a fun stocking stuffer, birthday gift, get well present or any occasion gift this notebook will put a smile on the face of anyone who loves Guinea Pigs. Matt cover. Professionally bound. Notebook measures 6" x 9" fits in most purses, handbags, backpacks, totes, and laptop cases.

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Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook

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Pdf:Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook.Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this laugh-out-loud funny guide from the breakout star of Bravo's hit reality show Vanderpump Rules, perfect for fans of the relatable and entertaining books by the Betches and Andi Dorfman. Millions of Vanderpump Rules viewers and podcast listeners know Stassi Schroeder as a major defender of basic bitch rights. There's nothing more boring than people who take themselves too seriously or think you have to be pretentious to be cool. Stassi champions the things that many of us are afraid to love publicly for fear of being labeled basic: lattes, pugs, bubbly cocktails, millennial pink, #OOTD (outfit of the day, obvs), astrology, hot dogs, the perfect pair of Louboutins, romantic comedies...the list goes on and on. This audiobook is for people tired of pretending they would rather see a Daniel Day-Lewis movie about sewing or read War and Peace than watch a Saw marathon or listen to...well, this audiobook! In Next Level Basic, the reality star, podcast queen, and ranch dressing expert gives you hilarious and pointed lessons on how to have fun and celebrate yourself, with exclusive stories from her own life and on the set of Vanderpump Rules. From her very public breakups to her most intimate details about her plastic surgery, Stassi shares her own personal experiences with her trademark honesty - all with the hope you can learn something from them.  

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Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get on with Your Life

Pdf Humor Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get on with Your Life

Pdf:Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get on with Your Life.From the internationally best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F--k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You, a new No F--ks Given Guide to calming your anxiety and getting back up when life knocks you down. When bad things happen to good people, you don't need to be caught without a plan. Turns out, you can prepare for the unexpected. In Calm the F--k Down, best-selling author Sarah Knight offers a practical, customizable game plan for taking all bumps on the road of life in stride, no matter how big, small, absurd, or deeply real. From accidents to job loss, breakups to deaths in the family, or even the disappointment that your local grocery store has stopped carrying your favorite ice cream, a toolbox full of customizable tips, stories, and advice is your best armor against the crazy world we live in. In a nerve-wracking era, it's harder than ever to keep yourself together, but Sarah shows you just how to handle everything life throws at you. Told with her trademark irreverence and warmth, Calm the F--k Down is a call to action against paralysis and an emotional insurance policy for an uncertain future.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe

Pdf Humor The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe

Pdf:The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe.Audible Originals and the team from RiffTrax present an intergalactic tale of intrigue and Olympic heroism in this multicast, sci-fi comedy adventure! Kara Everglades has just finished her first year of high school and is longing for an adventure. So far, her only option is an invitation from some upperclassmen to watch them race a bunch of bullfrogs in a ditch. To be honest, she was hoping for something a bit more exciting.Her grandfather, Cornelius Everglades, is a family legend (and a loose cannon), who founded his own island micronation. Unfortunately, the rest of the world refuses to acknowledge it (possibly because he's gone about the nation-building process using wildly illegal and unethical means).When Cornelius shows up at Kara's door needing her help and promising an adventure, Kara agrees to go along with his far-fetched plan, even though a) she thought Cornelius was dead, and b) his scheme depends heavily on Kara wearing a mascot costume.If Kara had only known about the giant alien spaceship currently speeding toward her grandfather's country with the intent to subjugate and humiliate mankind, she might have reconsidered.Full cast of voice actors and performers: Bill Corbett, John DiMaggio, Jackie Kashian, Colin Mahan, Kevin Murphy, Mike Nelson, Eliza Skinner, Dulce Sloan, Reggie Steele, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, Scott Vermeire, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Sasheer Zamata.

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How to Date Men When You Hate Men

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Pdf:How to Date Men When You Hate Men.This program is read by the author.  From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy audiobook aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society.Blythe Roberson's sharp observational humor is met by her openhearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives among other humans. She collects her crushes like ill-cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures listeners that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date even a date in the first place?With sections like: Real Interviews with Men About Whether or Not It Was a Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is the Villain of You've Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one-stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them.Early Praise for How to Date Men When You Hate Men:"How to Date Men When You Hate Men is an incredibly funny read that was surely not written when Blythe was supposed to be working for me." (Stephen Colbert)"Funny, sharp, and feminist fun in a way we're led to believe isn't possible. You'll have a blast reading this and then date...or not date anyone because you are living your best single life with new best friend Roberson by your side." (Phoebe Robinson, New York Times best-selling author of You Can't Touch My Hair)

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Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny.

Pdf Humor Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny.

Pdf:Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny..The hysterical, shocking and incredibly intimate memoir from one of the most original and unique comedians alive today.Hello! I'm Brian Limond, aka Limmy. You might know me from Limmy's Show. Or you might not know me at all. Don't worry if you don't.They asked me to write a book about mental health, because I sometimes talk about my mental health in tweets and interviews, like suicidal thoughts and anxiety, and what I've done to try to deal with it.I said to them, oh, I don't know if I could fill a whole book with just that. But how's about I write a general autobiography type of thing, and all the mental health stuff will naturally appear along the way? I could talk about growing up and slashing my wrist and taking acid all the time and getting done for car theft and feeling like a mad freak that would never amount to anything.And then how I made my own sketch show. I directed it and everything. Plus I'm a dad. I'm an adult. But I still feel like that mad freak from years ago. I still feel like chucking it all away, for a laugh.I asked them if they wanted me to write about all that, plus some other stuff. Like being an alky. And my sexual problems. Stuff like that.They said aye.So here it is.

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Minecraft: 14 Book Mega Minecraft Box Set

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Pdf:Minecraft: 14 Book Mega Minecraft Box Set.From the international best-selling author of The Greatest Minecraft Stories, 14 great stories in one bundle!In this great Minecraft stories bundle, we get to listen to the diary of a Minecraft wimpy zombie, a Minecraft creeper, a Minecraft wimpy ender dragon, and more....

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Mediterranean Diet: A Complete Beginners Guide to Mediterranean Diet: Fast and Healthy Weight Loss for Busy People

Pdf Humor Mediterranean Diet: A Complete Beginners Guide to Mediterranean Diet: Fast and Healthy Weight Loss for Busy People

Pdf:Mediterranean Diet: A Complete Beginners Guide to Mediterranean Diet: Fast and Healthy Weight Loss for Busy People.Have you ever wondered why the folks who live in the Mediterranean region appear happy and bustling with life? You may associate their excellent health and encouraging moods to a single factor, like diet, but the truth is that it is a blend of their routine factored with their foods that have inspired their long life and low disease rates for years.The foods that we eat have been known to contribute greatly to how our health turns out. Feeding on unhealthy foods is known to cause a myriad of health issues, including chronic diseases; therefore, the diet that one adopts should be given a lot of emphasis. The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the world's healthiest diet. It's an eating approach that puts emphasis on eating whole foods that are full of flavor. It's a diet that is abundant in fruits, whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil. The diet also features lean sources of protein, and red wine is consumed in moderate amounts. Eating this way means that one has little room for consuming unhealthy junk and processed foods, which normally lead to being overweight and obese. I love Mediterranean-style cooking for its great flavors and health benefits. The Mediterranean diet is such a nutrient-rich diet that it's impossible to eat these foods without improving your health. This book will cover the basics of this diet to ensure a smooth transition and a healthy lifestyle. To reap the most from the Mediterranean diet, you have to be consistent and explorative.

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Couch Potato Chaos: Gamebound

Pdf Humor Couch Potato Chaos: Gamebound

Pdf:Couch Potato Chaos: Gamebound.You know those times when you're surrounded by a squadron of bloodthirsty ninjas, your back is to the wall, you're down to your last heart container, and all hope seems lost? In situations like that, it's important not to panic, to take a deep breath, and to remember that even if you do shuffle off this mortal coil, by the laws of Etheria you'll shuffle right back on it again.Meet Tasha, a couch potato with no accomplishments to her name. That all changes one fateful day when she gets sucked into the world of Etheria. Here, in this world of adventure, she can become the strong person she's always wanted to be.After rescuing a princess from ninjas, one thing leads to another, and before she knows it, she's drawn into a massive quest to save Etheria. With friends by her side, Tasha must figure out who she really is.This is a LitRPG/RPG Gamelit novel with stat progression, video game mechanics, and narrative spreadsheets. It features heavy satire and the kind of silly over-the-top situations you might expect in a 16-bit video game.No velociraptors have been harmed in the production of this novel.

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Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting

Pdf Humor Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting

Pdf:Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting.From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange and often contradictory history of Western parenting.Why do we read our kids fairy tales about homicidal step-parents? How did helicopter parenting develop if it used to be perfectly socially acceptable to abandon your children? Why do we encourage our babies to crawl if crawling won't help them learn to walk?These are just some of the questions that came to Jennifer Traig when - exhausted, frazzled, and at sea after the birth of her two children - she began to interrogate the traditional parenting advice she'd been conditioned to accept at face value. The result is Act Natural, a hilarious and deft dissection of the history of Western parenting, authored with the signature biting wit and deep insights for which Traig has become known. Moving from ancient Rome to Puritan New England to the Dr. Spock craze of mid-century America, Traig cheerfully explores historic and present-day parenting techniques ranging from the misguided, to the nonsensical, to the truly horrifying. Be it childbirth, breastfeeding, or the ways in which we teach children how to sleep, walk, eat, and talk, she leaves no stone unturned in her quest for answers: Have our techniques actually evolved into something better? Or are we still just scrambling in the dark?

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Karen's Dad Jokes: The Bad, Funny, Clean and LOL Jokes for the Cool Dad

Pdf Humor Karen's Dad Jokes: The Bad, Funny, Clean and LOL Jokes for the Cool Dad

Pdf:Karen's Dad Jokes: The Bad, Funny, Clean and LOL Jokes for the Cool Dad.Hey Dad, time to recycle some of your jokes.Dad: "It contains a million letters, ends with a letter E, and begins with a letter P. What is it?"Me: "I have no idea...."Dad: "Post office!"Me:  :/Dad, with his one-liners, what he thinks to be clever plays on words, and groan-inducing, hand-hitting-the-face hilarity, will never think to not share what he deems a funny joke. He won't just share it quietly nor elegantly, either. Dad will make every effort to entice us into his provocations while thinking they are completely normal and genuinely funny. We think Dad would definitely approve of the jokes here.Some are tried-and-tested, while others are modern and cool. This audiobook would make a perfect Father's Day gift, birthday gift, holiday gift, or gift for any special occasion to celebrate Dad! These are a few of the silly, banal, absurd, ridiculous, and plain-old funny jokes that we have all heard Dad say one time or another. Discover funny new animal jokes along with the classicsSilly jokes about everyday matters, people, family, and thingsHilarious occupation jokesBad, cheesy, corny, repetitive jokes we all know, but hearing Dad say them just makes them all funnierClean but funny weather and nature jokesJokes and puns about famous people and events Laugh-out-loud sports jokes Downright silly book titles and authorsStart laughing by click on the "Buy Now" button!

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The New Me

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Pdf:The New Me."A dark comedy of female rage" (Catherine Lacey) and a biting satire of the false promise of reinvention, by a National Book Foundation Five Under 35 honoree and Granta Best Young American Novelist.Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Huffpost, Bustle, Lithub, and The Millions.I'm still trying to make the dream possible: still might finish my cleaning project, still might sign up for that yoga class, still might, still might. I step into the shower and almost faint, an image of taking the day by the throat and bashing its head against the wall floating in my mind.Thirty-year-old Millie just can't pull it together. Misanthropic and morose, she spends her days killing time at a thankless temp job until she can return home to her empty apartment, where she oscillates wildly between self-recrimination and mild delusion, fixating on all the little ways she might change her life. Then she watches TV until she drops off to sleep, and the cycle begins again.When the possibility of a full-time job offer arises, it seems to bring the better life she's envisioning - one that involves nicer clothes, fresh produce, maybe even financial independence - within reach. But with it also comes the paralyzing realization, lurking just beneath the surface, of just how hollow that vision has become. Darkly hilarious and devastating, The New Me is a dizzying descent into the mind of a young woman trapped in the fun house of American consumer culture.

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Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches

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Pdf:Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches.Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches was published in 1910 and was the second of Saki's collections of short stories following Reginald (1904). It consists of 15 stories or "sketches" as the author calls them and contains two of his most famous tales: "Gabriel Ernest" and "The Reticence of Lady Anne". The stories are:  "Reginald in Russia" "The Reticence of Lady Anne" "The Lost Sanjak" "The Sex That Doesn't Shop" "The Blood-Feud of Toad-Water" "A Young Turkish Catastrophe" "Judkin of the Parcels" "Gabriel Ernest" "The Saint and the Goblin" "The Soul of Laploshka" "The Bag" "The Strategist" "Cross Currents""The Baker's Dozen (A Playlet)""The Mouse"

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Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape

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Pdf:Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape.Jim Gaffigan has made a career out of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary with his hilarious observational style. In his sixth special, he uses humor to deal with the unthinkable & proves that laughter is the best medicine...or is it?

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Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again

Pdf Humor Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again

Pdf:Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again.Comic Kathleen Madigan delivers new material derived from time spent with her Irish Catholic Midwest family, eating random pills out of her mother's purse, touring Afghanistan, her unparalleled love of John Denver, and more.

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The 30-Minute Standup Comedy Manual: How to Become a Standup Comedian in Under an Hour

Pdf Humor The 30-Minute Standup Comedy Manual: How to Become a Standup Comedian in Under an Hour

Pdf:The 30-Minute Standup Comedy Manual: How to Become a Standup Comedian in Under an Hour.Have you ever wanted to try standup comedy but didn't know where to start?Well, look no further.The 30-Minute Standup Comedy Manual: How to Become A Standup Comedian in Under an Hour is just that.It's an audiobook you can listen to in 30 minutes or less that will give you all of the information needed to create comedy material and perform your first standup comedy set onstage.We created this audiobook with the goal of providing a set of very simple and clear instructions on how to write and create standup comedy material, where to seek out performance opportunities, and how to perform your standup comedy material on stage for a live comedy audience.The 30-Minute Standup Comedy Manual is a practical, hands-on guide to actually doing standup comedy.We did not include any of the touchy-feely topics that a lot of other standup comedy books spend endless chapters discussing.Those books are great for later on when you have dozens of standup comedy performances under your belt and want to progress to the next levels of standup comedy performance and writing.However, we found most of these books lacked the basic information on how to actually begin doing standup comedy without spending hours analyzing the subject to death before you actually get a chance to give standup comedy a try.Theory and endless discussion on a topic you enjoy can be fun. But our aim with this standup comedy manual is to provide the essential nuts and bolts information and skills that will actually help you get up onstage performing standup comedy. Not just theorizing about it.This brief guide will provide you with all the tools and information needed to give standup comedy a good, honest try as quickly as possible.So, if trying standup comedy has always been a dream of yours, go ahead and give it a try.Good luck, and we wish you lots of fun on your standup comedy journey!

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That There Las Vegas!

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Pdf:That There Las Vegas!.What happens when four "hicks from the sticks" win an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas? Ensuing chaos and hilarity! Follow the antics of BillyRay, Patience Ann, JohnnyBoy, and Ethel as they make their way through America's most exciting city. But they are not alone. The "Brothers" from Detroit and the "Cally Boys" from California are there in full bachelor-party mode.The coming together of these three unique groups in Sin City makes for one hell of an adventure that will keep you laughing and intrigued at their every movement.

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Bill Hicks: Essential Collection

Pdf Humor Bill Hicks: Essential Collection

Pdf:Bill Hicks: Essential Collection.The Essential Collection encompasses Bill Hicks' short but powerful career as a satirist, social critic, and stand-up comedian. It features over two hours of Bill's best stand up material spanning his entire career including never-before-released bits from a San Ramon, California, performance, a collection of 11 original songs entitled "Lo-Fi Troubadour", and two digital exclusives - a song called "Ice Cold Macaroni", and "The Adventure", a 30 minute travelogue of Hicks talking into a tape recorder on a car trip from New York City to Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Black Sheep: This Can't Be Happening Collection

Pdf Humor Black Sheep: This Can't Be Happening Collection

Pdf:Black Sheep: This Can't Be Happening Collection.An irresponsible twentysomething comic and his equally shameless grandmother join forces as proud pariahs in this dark and rowdy story of dicey family ties, kindred spirits, bad behavior, and bribery.When Rory's judgmental mother told him that he took after his grandma Evelyn, he took it as a compliment. The ninety-two-year-old cocktail-toting, offtrack-betting party girl was every bit the troublemaker he was. When she landed at a dead-end nursing home, Rory jumped at the chance to liven things up for bored Evelyn - with vodka, scratch-offs, bingo, and gaming. But even in this modest assisted-living casino, the risk of betrayal was a gamble.Rory Scholl's Black Sheep is part of This Can't Be Happening, a collection of four true stories about making the best of a worst-case scenario curated by Kevin Allison, creator of the hit true storytelling podcast RISK! Outrageous, alarming, triumphant, and sometimes embarrassing, these fearless confessionals can be read, or listened to, in one what-on-earth-would-I-do? sitting.

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The Speaker for the Trees

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Pdf:The Speaker for the Trees.Hedge is a typical huma - fat and bald, not pretty but not ugly, with a round, doting wife, and a farm where he tends beehives. Except Hedge is not a typical human. In fact, Hedge is not human at all, but a plant sent by the council of plants and the plant of ultimate knowing to observe humanity and determine whether or not humanity is a threat to the universe. This is a task he has blithely performed for 20 years - until the night he receives a message to report back to the Council and realizes he has to leave everything behind.Pursued by an agent of the notorious visitors, whose appearances have heralded the end of civilizations, and torn between his fellow plants and an awakening affection for his earth-wife, Anna, Hedge must find a way to save humanity from visitors, plants, and themselves.

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The Ancient Art of B.S.: Essay One

Pdf Humor The Ancient Art of B.S.: Essay One

Pdf:The Ancient Art of B.S.: Essay One.This is the first of a series of essays to explore the age-old art of BS. What is BS? How can one master the art of BS? When, where, and how is BS appropriate? A tongue-in-cheek cultural and literary analysis of the history and nature of BS as an art form. Author and narrator Dan Sullivan tackles the subject in his customarily zany way, mixing anecdote, history, science, and of course, biology.

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Riddles and Jokes for Kids and Family: 300 Fun Riddles, Brain Teasers and 500 Funny Jokes That Kids and Family Will Enjoy and Tickle Your Funny Bone

Pdf Humor Riddles and Jokes for Kids and Family: 300 Fun Riddles, Brain Teasers and 500 Funny Jokes That Kids and Family Will Enjoy and Tickle Your Funny Bone

Pdf:Riddles and Jokes for Kids and Family: 300 Fun Riddles, Brain Teasers and 500 Funny Jokes That Kids and Family Will Enjoy and Tickle Your Funny Bone."Humor is the oxygen of children's literature. There's a lot of competition for children's, but even kids who hate to read want to a funny book." - Sid FleischmanGet ready for some unforgettable family fun with this massive jokes and riddles collection for children of all ages!Jokes and Riddles for Kids and Family is a collection of fun riddles and brain teasers from easy to hard in difficulty level and jokes that will tickle your funny bone! It's perfect for families, parties, or even youth group events!These jokes and brain teasers are suitable for children of different age groups, and we promise that adults will enjoy them as much as their kids will! A friendly warning for the parents to keep in mind: Don't be surprised if your kids giggles or laughs too much!With this book, you will keep your kids and their friends busy and entertained for hours!100 percent kid-appropriate materialThis book offers an experience that you and your family will absolutely enjoy:500 jokes - Knock-knock, word play, and animal jokes300 easy, short riddles and trick questions (brain teasers), appropriate for children ages seven and older and young teensAdults will enjoy the challenge as much as their kids willInteractive format - Very easy to navigate between questions and answersPerfect activity book for kids who like humor and jokesGreat for getting fun conversations started at the dinner tableIdeal for family fun!?Teach your kids to develop sense of humorTeach your kids lateral thinking and thinking "outside of the box"100 percent kid-appropriate contentWhat can travel around the whole way around the world while staying in the very same corner? I am where yesterday is after today, but tomorrow is in the middle. Where would I be?What is unique about the number 8, 549, 176, 320?I am an insect, and the first part of my name is a different insect, too. What am I?Which four days of the week begin with the letter "T"?What has four legs but still can't walk?What does a cat say when somebody steps on its tail?Let's get the family fun started. Buy now!

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The Promethean

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Pdf:The Promethean.The Promethean is an amazingly funny novel exposing the utter insanity of modern academia and the world of technology. An extraordinary tale of ambition, social justice, and human folly, it combines the mordant wit of W. Somerset Maugham with a sense of humor reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse.When American billionaire Henry Hockenheimer discovers that conquering the corporate world is no longer enough for him on the eve of his 40th birthday, he decides to leave his mark on the world by creating the first Superman, a robot as intellectually brilliant as it is physically capable. But his ideas are thwarted on every side by the most brilliant minds of the academic world, from the artificial-intelligence researcher Dr. Vishnu Sharma to the wheelchair-bound head of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Her Majesty's Government's Bio-Engineering Research Fund, Nkwandi Obolajuwan, and, of course, Dr. Sydney Prout, formerly of the United Nations, now special adviser on human rights to the European Union.And when Hockenheimer succeeds, despite all of the incredible obstacles placed in his way, he discovers that success can be the cruelest failure of all.Author Owen Stanley is an Australian explorer, a philosopher, and a poet who speaks seven languages. He is at much at home in the remote jungles of the South Pacific as flying his Staudacher aerobatic plane, deep-sea diving, or translating the complete works of Charles Darwin into Tok Pisin.

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Opening Repertoire The Sicilian Najdorf (Everyman Chess)

Pdf Humor Opening Repertoire The Sicilian Najdorf (Everyman Chess)

Pdf:Opening Repertoire The Sicilian Najdorf (Everyman Chess).Review 'The Doknjas brothers penned a comprehensive repertoire book on one of the most complex openings, and managed to make it a good read as well as an in-depth research. This is the first such massive work for the Doknjas brothers, and as often happens in these cases - you see a lot of passion for the work and it resulted in a book that will be useful for both club players and Grandmasters.' --Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky, President of the Association of Professional Chess Players'Every now and then there comes a book that just makes things simple and understandable. This book is one such rare gem...  If you would like to develop an appreciation for this complex opening, improve your general understanding of the game, and have an enjoyable read, then this book is for you, whether you are a weekend club player or a seasoned grandmaster.'--International Master Yan Teplitsky, Former Canadian National Youth Coach'When I was asked to review this book, I thought I was doing John and Joshua Doknjas a favor by writing it; after all, I am a grandmaster with more than 20 years of experience in the Najdorf, on both sides of the board. I was curious what the book could offer me. I jumped immediately to the chapter featuring my life-long pet line (with both colors), the English Attack... and I almost instantly fell in love with the book. Easy to read, yet covering all the critical lines, well-chosen sample games, thorough engine analysis where needed, and, maybe the most important asset: a crystal-clear, 'human' explanation of the ideas and plans.'--Grandmaster Gergely Szabo, FIDE Trainer and Captain of 2018 Canadian Women Olympiad Team'If you play this opening you will want this book which compares favorably to available literature which grows stale with each passing day.  I find the suggestions quite intriguing and the approach in teaching this opening as somewhat fresh.  I found it easy to follow the book even without a board.I highly recommend this volume by two fine young master chessplayers from British Columbia, Canada.  I can't wait to see what their next book will cover if this is typical of what we can expect from them.'--National Master Vladimir Drkulec, President of the Chess Federation of Canada 'The reader will find John and Joshua's insights into the typical plans associated with each Najdorf pawn structure especially intriguing.  A helpful summary of the key moments and main ideas is provided at the end of each illustrative game.  The authors also include several indispensable features throughout each game: subtle move-order tips, transpositional possibilities, prophylactic measures, and dynamic counterplay opportunities for both sides.Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf is an enjoyable read and will appeal to casual chess enthusiasts and avid tournament players alike.  This book will make an excellent addition to the library of any player seeking to improve their results in over-the-board, correspondence, or online play.  John and Joshua Doknjas' passion for this wonderfully complex opening resonates throughout the book and will no doubt inspire many to take up the Najdorf!'--National Master Josh Sinanan, President of the Washington Chess Federation'The Najdorf is a difficult opening to write about, especially when publishing a book for the first time, but John and Joshua Doknjas surpassed expectations and delivered a wonderful piece of work. Each one of the chosen games are very instructive and well annotated, covering a variety of different lines. The exercises and questions are a fantastic supplement to the sample games and allow the reader to gain a better understanding of the opening. John and Joshua provide very comprehensive analysis in a format and style that is easy to follow. One of the great features about this book is that the authors do not dive too deep into specific variations, rather they focus on more general ideas and typical plans that arise within the Najdorf.'--FIDE Master Jason Cao2010 World U10 Champion and Three-time British Columbia Champion Read more About the Author John Doknjas is a FIDE Master and chess teacher with over five years of experience. He finished first in the Under-18 Canadian Youth Chess Championships 2017. He has won several strong tournaments in British Columbia, Canada, including the Grand Pacific Open. Joshua Doknjas is a National Master from Canada who has enjoyed success competing internationally and has won six national age titles. He enjoys researching topical opening lines and frequently discovers new ideas. Joshua and his brother, John, have been playing the Najdorf for over 8 years. During this time they have analyzed the opening deeply and the fruits of their researches are shared with readers in this book. Read more

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Practical Chess Beauty

Pdf Humor Practical Chess Beauty

Pdf:Practical Chess Beauty.About the Author Yochanan Afek is an over-the-board IM from Israel who holds titles in almost every area of chess, including Grandmaster of Chess Composition. In a long and celebrated career, Afek has been a composer and a solver, a player and tournament organizer, as well as an arbiter and trainer. Read more

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The Longest Game: The Five KasparovKarpov Matches for the World Chess Championship

Pdf Humor The Longest Game: The Five KasparovKarpov Matches for the World Chess Championship

Pdf:The Longest Game: The Five KasparovKarpov Matches for the World Chess Championship.Review 'The ultimate book on Karpov - Kasparov. Jan Timman has again written a monumental history book on a subject that will continue to capture our imagination.' (Johan Hut Noord Hollands Dagblad)'Timman remembers the many twists of each match, supplies his impressions from the time and takes a fresh look.' (CHESS Magazine, UK)'Timman, as a top grandmaster, rival and contemporary, is in an excellent position to make sense of the sometimes chaotic political rumpus, but as an 'outsider' he is able to be sufficiently objective. Again a splendid book from Jan Timman.' (Jeroen Bosch, International Masters Schaakmagazine) Read more About the Author Jan Timman is a former World Championship Candidate who rose to the number two spot of the FIDE world rankings. He is the author of highly acclaimed books such as Curacao 1962 and The Art of the Endgame. His bestselling Timman's Titans won the 2017 English Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. Read more

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The Chigorin Defence Move by Move

Pdf Humor The Chigorin Defence Move by Move

Pdf:The Chigorin Defence Move by Move.Review Liew isn't afraid to examine White's more critical tries, against which he has more than the odd twist ready, while throughout good use is made of the series' question-and-answer format. (CHESS Magazine) Read more About the Author Jimmy Liew is an International Master and a two-time Malaysian Champion. He has represented Malaysia in eight Chess Olympiads and is a certified FIDE trainer. Read more

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The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player

Pdf Humor The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player

Pdf:The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player.About the Author Jesus de la Villa (1958) is an International Grandmaster born in Spain. He has won the Spanish Championship twice and a well-known chess coach. De la Villa is the author of the world famous bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know. Read more

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Understanding before Moving 2 - Queen's Gambit Structures

Pdf Humor Understanding before Moving 2 - Queen's Gambit Structures

Pdf:Understanding before Moving 2 - Queen's Gambit Structures.Review I really enjoyed Volume 1 and I found it enlightening and I think that its intended readership of club players will feel exactly the same way and that their understanding of the structures under discussion and chess thinking in general will have increased. I'm looking forward to seeing the next volumes! Carsten Hansen - American Chess Magazine 01.2019 Read more Review I really enjoyed Volume 1 and I found it enlightening and I think that its intended readership of club players will feel exactly the same way and that their understanding of the structures under discussion and chess thinking in general will have increased. I'm looking forward to seeing the next volumes! Carsten Hansen - American Chess Magazine 01.2019 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Tactics Bible - Magnum Opus

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Pdf:The Tactics Bible - Magnum Opus.About the Author Efstratios Grivas (30.03.1966) is a highly experienced chess trainer and chess author. He has been awarded by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) the titles of International Chess Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer, International Chess Arbiter and International Chess Organiser. His main successes over the board are the Silver Medal Olympiad 1998 (3rd Board), the Gold Medal European Team Championship 1989 (3rd Board) and the 4th Position World Junior Championship U.20 1985. He has also won 5 Balkan Medals (2 Gold - 1 Silver - 2 Bronze) and he was 3 times Winner of the International ‘Acropolis’ Tournament. He has also in his credit the 28 times first position in Greek Individual & Team Championships and he has won various international tournaments as well. He was also been awarded five FIDE Meals in the Annual FIDE Awards (Winner of the FIDE Boleslavsky Medal 2009 & 2015 (best author) - Winner of the FIDE Euwe Medal 2011 & 2012 (best junior trainer) - Winner of the FIDE Razuvaev Medal 2014 (Trainers’ education) and has been a professional Lecturer at FIDE Seminars for Training & Certifying Trainers. He has written 95 Books in Arabic, English, Greek, Italian, Spanish & Turkish. Since 2009 he is the Secretary of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission and since 2012 the Director of the FIDE Grivas Chess International Academy (Athens). Read more

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Opening Repertoire: 1 d4 with 2 c4

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Pdf:Opening Repertoire: 1 d4 with 2 c4.These days the move 1 d4 is often used as the precursor to quieter opening choices such as the London System, the Colle System or the Trompovsky. In this book the highly experienced chess author and coach Cyrus Lakdawala goes back to basics, outlining an aggressive repertoire for White based on 1 d4, following up with the traditional 2 c4. The emphasis of the repertoire is to gain space as quickly as possible and set Black the task of finding quick counterplay or face the risk of being overrun. Lakdawala recommends lines with f2-f3 against the Nimzo-Indian, the Petrosian System against the King's Indian and the Flick Knife (f4 with Bb5+) against the Benoni. With thorough explanations on pawn structures and piece placement, this book provides insight to both strong masters and less experienced players alike. The format is ideal for the chessplayer keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. * Presents a powerful, aggressive repertoire starting at move one. * Thorough explanations of typical pawn structures and piece manoeuvres. * Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study.

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The Woodpecker Method

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Pdf:The Woodpecker Method.About the Author GM Axel Smith is the award-winning author of Pump Up Your Rating and e3 Poison, both of which were enthusiastically received by readers and reviewers. Using the Woodpecker as part of his training, as an adult he improved from a rating of 2100 to becoming a Grandmaster.GM Hans Tikkanen is a five-time Swedish Champion whose live rating peaked over 2600. His interest in chess-improvement methods, and how they work, led him to study for a degree in psychology. Read more

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Carlsen v Caruana: FIDE World Chess Championship London 2018

Pdf Humor Carlsen v Caruana: FIDE World Chess Championship London 2018

Pdf:Carlsen v Caruana: FIDE World Chess Championship London 2018.About the Author Raymond Keene OBE is a grandmaster and chess correspondent of The Times and The Spectator. He is a former British champion and has won gold medals in various European championships. He holds the world record (200 and counting) for the greatest number of books to which he has materially contributed, or written solo, on chess, Mind Sports, thinking and genius. At Trinity College Cambridge he studied Modern Languages and spent his finals year sharing digs with HRH The Prince of Wales. He has played on top board for Cambridge University and England and won bronze medals in The Chess Olympiads and The Commonwealth championship. The 2018 London contest was the first world chess championship to be held in London since 1872 which Ray did not personally organise. Byron Jacobs won numerous national junior championships and went on to acquire the international master title. He is a chess journalist, chess publisher and general games expert (he also excels at poker). He has been the chess correspondent of The New Statesman and had chess articles published in The Times, The Independent, Chess and British Chess Magazine. He is the commissioning editor and advisor for the world's leading chess publisher, Everyman Chess, is the author or co-author of 18 chess books and runs a chess publishing company that has produced over 400 books. Read more

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Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player Volume 2

Pdf Humor Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player Volume 2

Pdf:Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player Volume 2.Review Each topic in Volume 1 is covered in detail and in a highly educational fashion. A careful and patient study of this book will surely be rewarded by a substantial improvement in the readers' players standard. I can't wait to see the next volume and what else Ris will be showing us. Again, highly recommended. Carsten Hansen, American Chess Magazine 08.2018 Read more Review Each topic in Volume 1 is covered in detail and in a highly educational fashion. A careful and patient study of this book will surely be rewarded by a substantial improvement in the readers' players standard. I can't wait to see the next volume and what else Ris will be showing us. Again, highly recommended. Carsten Hansen, American Chess Magazine 08.2018 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Longest Game: The Five KasparovKarpov Matches for the World Chess Championship

Pdf Humor The Longest Game: The Five KasparovKarpov Matches for the World Chess Championship

Pdf:The Longest Game: The Five KasparovKarpov Matches for the World Chess Championship.On September 10, 1984, Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov appeared on the stage of the Hall of Columns in Moscow for the first game of their match for the World Chess Championship. The clash between the reigning champion and his brazen young challenger was highly anticipated, but no one could have foreseen what was in store. In the next six years they would play five matches for the highest title and create one of the fiercest rivalries in sports history. The matches lasted a staggering total of 14 months, and the ‘two K’s’ played 5540 moves in 144 games.The first match became front page news worldwide when after five months FIDE President Florencio Campomanes stepped in to stop the match citing exhaustion of both participants. A new match was staged and having learned valuable lessons, 22-year-old Garry Kasparov became the youngest World Chess Champion in history. His win was not only hailed as a triumph of imaginative attacking chess, but also as a political victory. The representative of ‘perestroika’ had beaten the old champion, a symbol of Soviet stagnation. Kasparov defended his title in three more matches, all of them full of drama. Karpov remained a formidable opponent and the overall score was only 73-71 in Kasparov’s favour.In The Longest Game Jan Timman returns to the Kasparov-Karpov matches. He chronicles the many twists and turns of this fascinating saga, including his behind-the scenes impressions, and takes a fresh look at the games.

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New In Chess Magazine 2018/8: Read by Club Players in 116 Countries

Pdf Humor New In Chess Magazine 2018/8: Read by Club Players in 116 Countries

Pdf:New In Chess Magazine 2018/8: Read by Club Players in 116 Countries.New in Chess has 8 issues a year with more than 800 pages of the very best in chess: on-the-spot tournament reports, columns, both serious and hilarious, in-depth interviews, chess opening surprises, chess history that comes to life, endgames and studies, chess anecdotes and curiosities, great pictures and drawings, an honest GM opinion on the latest chess books, exclusive columns by Anish Giri and Nigel Short, games analysed by the top players themselves, and much more.

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The King's Indian Defense According to Tigran Petrosian

Pdf Humor The King's Indian Defense According to Tigran Petrosian

Pdf:The King's Indian Defense According to Tigran Petrosian.About the Author International Master Igor Yanvarjov is a professional chess coach. He has been a coach at the Moscow Chess Club “Spartak,” and has been on the coaching staff of a number of chess schools, including those of Petrosian, Geller, Karpov and Garry Kasparov. Grandmasters he has worked with include Lembit Oll, Rustem Dautov, Yury Piskov, among others. He currently teaches chess at the Anatoly Karpov Chess School in Moscow. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1: The Classical VariationLet’s begin our overview with the “classics,” the most popular and logical setup in this opening.Here, as in many other variations, Petrosian readily used rare and unpopular systems. Thus, over a number of years he defended Flohr’s old continuation d4-d5, finding more and more opportunities for White. One of the most successful of his finds was the system with 8.Bg5, known today as the Petrosian System. With Black, he was also not a slave of fashion, giving preference to the traditional method of defense: 7...Nbd7.DIAGRAMWhen this position just started to appear in tournaments, it was considered almost a must to continue with 10.Nd2 (see games A1-1, 2, 3) or 10.Ne1 with the idea of promptly exchanging the knight on c5. In his game against Alexey Suetin (A1-4) Tigran Petrosian turned a new page in the theory of this variation, proving that the harmless-looking bishop move on g5 is not so harmless. However, his relationship with the King’s Indian Defense was rocky at first...(1) A1.1 Petrosian – Geller17th USSR ChampionshipMoscow 19491.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 Nbd7 8.0-0 Nc5 9.Nd2 a5 10.Qc2 DIAGRAMAll the moves were made according to the theory circa 1949. Geller’s next move was a novelty, which he had prepared for this game specifically.10...Bh6!? Using the knight’s temporary stop on d2 to force the exchange of the dark-square bishops. Today, such an interpretation of King’s Indian Defense has already become standard and even basic, but in those days its evaluation was controversial. For example, the well-known theorist Peter Romanovsky, thinking that the g7-bishop had to defend the king, annotated this idea as rather dubious, and the game’s commentator, master Victor Goglidze, called it “original, but wrong.”11.Nb3 Bxc1 12.Nxc5 A positional error, very uncommon for Petrosian. However, being young at the time, he probably had not yet mastered all the subtleties of his trademark opening.12...Bh6 13.Nd3 Nd7 The King’s Indian bishop, after miraculously escaping death, soon starts to retaliate for the disrespect.14.a3 f5 15.b4 Nf6 16.Nb2 The subpar exchange starts to bear fruit. White is denied the natural opportunity to reinforce the e4-square with a pawn, for example, 16.f3 Be3+ 17.Kh1 f4 and then ...Nh5, ...Qh4 with a typical checkmate idea on the dark squares. It seems that 16.Bf3 was still better, as d3 was the perfect square for the knight... Read more

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Best Chess Puzzles, July-Dec., 2018

Pdf Humor Best Chess Puzzles, July-Dec., 2018

Pdf:Best Chess Puzzles, July-Dec., 2018.This is a collection of 555 chess puzzles from games by the best titled players. The puzzles were compiled from thousands of games played in the second half of 2017. Each puzzle represents the critical position of the game and each unique solution has been checked independently by two grandmaster rated chess engines. For the students wanting to see two or more moves ahead, chapters are grouped by mate in 2, mate in 3, mate in 4, and mate in 5+. The ’Move and Win’ chapter is reserved for even positions that result in at least a two pawn advantage for the winning side. Solutions with alternate variations are provided at the end of the book for all puzzles. An index of players is included

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The Chess Player's Master Playbook: Develop your situational awareness

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Pdf:The Chess Player's Master Playbook: Develop your situational awareness.Chess is replete with definable situations for which there are characteristic courses of action, especially from a tactical point of view.This book shows you the important signs, called “motives”, and the actions relevant to them, which we call the “complement” of the motive. This saves the player time and effort, increases accuracy and reduces errors and oversights.Exceptionally dense in information, diagrams and instruction, this book contains some 180 examples and 500 exercises in 55 sessions to train you to recognize the motives and react accordingly. The solutions are accompanied by a mini-diagram.We assume the reader knows the basic rules and the moves of the pieces and little else (rating below 1000), and the material systematically advances to standard expert-level motives (rating above 2000) illustrated in simple terms and include some positions where even world champion-level players overlooked the motives before them.

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Carlsen vs. Caruana: Duel of Giants

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Pdf:Carlsen vs. Caruana: Duel of Giants.Learn from the Games of the Best Two Chess Players in the World In every sport, there is that one match-up that electrifies the fans. In soccer, you have Ronaldo vs. Messi. In tennis, Federer vs. Nadal. And in chess, there is Carlsen vs. Caruana. The rivalry of reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana began 2010 in the Dutch village Wijk aan Zee and culminated in the World Chess Championship 2018. Over the past years, they have crossed swords 71 times: In classical, rapid and blitz chess. All their games against each other - including the thrilling World Championship match - are thoroughly annotated in this book. GM Niclas Huschenbeth gives detailed move-to-move explanations and decodes the complexities of the game, with the aim to improve the reader's chess understanding. After all, what could be better suited to enhance one's understanding than to study the games of the two best chess players on the planet? From the introduction: What You Will Learn From This Book Have you ever played through a top level chess game and asked yourself "Why in the world did he play that move?" or "This move does not make any sense, what's the idea behind it?" If so, I can completely sympathize. "Learn from the best. Analyze their games. Understand what they are doing and how they are doing it." These were the words of my coach when I was in my youth, aspiring to become a good player myself. And I did. Or rather, I tried. All too often, though, I found myself scratching my head when playing through the games of Kasparov, Kramnik & Co. What was the idea behind this move? Why didn't he play that move instead? Back then, the computers were too weak to be of any help. These days, they are a bit more useful. They tell you the best move and the correct evaluation. But they still do not tell you why. It's like trying to work out a difficult math problem and then just being shown the final solution. No learning happens. I was lucky to have my coach guide me through the jungle that chess often is. But not everybody is so fortunate to have a great coach. This is why I wrote this book. In this book, I decode the sometimes mysterious moves and explain the ideas behind them. To me, chess boils down to two basic skills: understanding and calculation. Finding the right plans and finding ways to execute them – the two go hand in hand. But in training, we often compartmentalize, focusing on one specific topic, let’s say “how to play with the bishop pair” or “good knight vs. bad bishop”. But chess does not work like that. After all, the beautiful thing about chess games is that you usually have some elements of everything. This is why I always found game analyses to be the most rewarding. You learn about chess as a whole and not about one specific detail. It is not without reason that about every coach recommends the study of one’s own games as well as the games of the very best.

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Lasker: Move by Move

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Pdf:Lasker: Move by Move.Emanuel Lasker was world champion for a remarkable 27 years (1894-1921) and is generally regarded as having been way ahead of his time in his understanding of chess. He primarily regarded chess as a fight and considered that the strongest move in a position was the one that created greatest problems for the opponent and not necessarily the one that was objectively “best”.His strengths included:His skill at accumulating small advantages with quiet manoeuvring.His astonishing ability to find tactical resources in defence.His uncanny knack of provoking errors in balanced positions.Lasker was, essentially, a complete chessplayer and his games feel thoroughly modern. Indeed many contemporary elite players (the most obvious one being the current world champion Magnus Carlsen) exhibit a very similar style.The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study chess while providing the best possible chance to retain what has been learnt.

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Open Tournament Play Manual

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Pdf:Open Tournament Play Manual.About the Author Four times US Champion Alexander Shabalov realized chess would be his profession after winning the Latvian junior championship at the age of 11. Alexander is from Riga, the birthplace of the Latvian wizard and highly celebrated ex-World Champion Mikhail Tal. ‘Shaba’ and the famous Alexei Shirov, who also writes for Thinkers Publishing, had the luxury to work with Tal personally and both inherited his thrilling style. If you are watching the first board of an open tournament and the pieces are flying in all kind of directions, it’s a good bet that Shabalov is one of the players! Alexander is now a US citizen, residing in Pittsburgh. Read more

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How to win with King's Indian Attack

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Pdf:How to win with King's Indian Attack.How to win with King's Indian Attack, is a collection of notable King's Indian Attack chess games - carefully selected and edited - complete with lots of chess diagrams so as to follow every game step-by-step.All games are annotated, accompanied with the standard algebraic notation, along with position evaluations following each move provided by the StockFish chess engine, so than you can easily see how the games progress and spot good moves or blunders. The easiest way to bring your game to a different level!

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Gata Kamsky - Chess Gamer: Volume 1: Awakening 1989-1996

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Pdf:Gata Kamsky - Chess Gamer: Volume 1: Awakening 1989-1996.About the Author Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, five times US champion, has one of the most extraordinary career trajectories of any chess player. In 1989 he arrived in New York, at the age of 15, with his father from his home country Russia. Just two years later he became for the first time US champion. He reached the top 10 at the very young age of 16 and played a World Championship match at the age of 22, losing to the reigning World Champion Anatoli Karpov. He then decided to stop playing chess for 8 years, studying Medicine and Law. In 2004 he reappeared as a full-time player, became again a world-elite player winning many international tournaments and supporting the US team for many successes. Read more

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Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, With 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed

Pdf Humor Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, With 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed

Pdf:Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, With 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed.Review 'The most substantial historical publishing event of the decade...lavishly-bound McFarland epic...wonderful'--British Chess Magazine 'Alekhine's career has been thoroughly documented...this magnificently produced book is essential for anyone seriously interested in chess history'--Chess Mail 'Extensively researched...massive...raised the bar for single-player collections and biographies by several orders of magnitude...impressive'--ChessCafe.com 'This is truly a monumental work'--Chess Horizons 'Excellent...exceptionally well-investigated...a superb piece of work which immediately takes its place in that highest and rarest class of books: those which permanently enrich our beloved game'--New In Chess 'A fine addition to chess literature...a giant of a book on a giant of a player...highly recommended'--Inside Chess 'Astounding...gorgeous...beautiful...any chess historian must exult when seeing the detailed quotations of sources for each game...the authors succeeded in writing a splendid Alekhine Career Record which will be an excellent guideline for further research on Alekhine's chess...the book will satisfy every demanding reader'--Quarterly for Chess History 'A feast of information...a huge number of games, many well annotated by the champ...an incredible number of complete crosstables and charts...outstanding...thoroughly researched, well written and handsomely produced...full of content...highly recommended'--Blitz Chess 'Staggering'--Chess Life 'This book is very well researched and it is the most comprehensive and detailed book about Alekhine so far...highly recommended...a magnificent piece of work'--Seagaard Chess Reviews 'The best-researched and most detailed work'--The Washington Post; 'this weighty tome is worth every penny...truly valuable...unparalleled collection of games'--Chess Moves 'The most comprehensive accounting of the games of this brilliant chess player ever published...a labor of love...recommended'--Check 'Outstanding'--The Hull Chess Club Magazine 'Research like never before!'--Chess Digest 'Unique...incredible'--Winnipeg Free Press 'Recommended...not to be missed by any Alekhine-researcher'--ChessBase 'The best book on one of the greatest players of all' --The Sunday Express, London. Read more From the Inside Flap This is by far the most comprehensive accounting of the games of this brilliant chess player: an exhaustive catalog the result of many years of digging--an effort unparalleled in the history of chess game collections. Many of the games are annotated by Alekhine and range from his earliest correspondence tournaments in 1902 through his final match with Francisco Lupi at Estoril, Portugal, in January 1946. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Attack and Counterattack in Chess (Fred Reinfeld Chess Classics)

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Pdf:Attack and Counterattack in Chess (Fred Reinfeld Chess Classics).About the Author Fred Reinfeld (1910-1964) was for many years among the strongest chess players in the country. Even now as an author, he stands alone, the most successful and prolific chess writer of all time, with over 100 books to his credit. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 2How to Exploit Your Superior MobilityYou will find, almost without exception, that when you have the better development, your pieces have more mobility than your opponent’s forces. Remember that the first move gives you a springboard for getting ahead in development – and for having more mobility than Black has.Mobility, as you saw in the first chapter, is connected with having a powerful position in the center. The stronger your position in the center, the more mobility your pieces will have. In the following game White emphasizes this point very strongly.White – Black Alekhine’s Defense1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6Diagram]Black has developed one piece, White hasn’t developed any at all. Yet White has considerable mobility, as his center pawns dominate the center and many avenues of development are open to his pieces. (Black’s lead in development is academic, as his knight can accomplish very little from b6.)White’s immediate aim is to support his powerful pawn center by advancing his f-pawn.5.f4 dxe5 6.fxe5 g6 7.Be3 Bg7 8.Nc3 c5 This advance of Black’s c-pawn is logical, as it breaks up the center. (On 9.d5 Bxe5 10.Bxc5 Black has a playable but clearly inferior game, as his knight at b6 is sadly lacking in mobility.)Instead, Black tries to win a pawn outright. The attempt is disastrous, because White leaves Black with an unbearably cramped position. White now makes use of his superior mobility.9.d5 Qc7? 10.d6! exd6 11.Nb5! Qe7 12.Nxd6+ Kf8 13.Nxc8! Nxc8 14.Bxc5!! Black resigns. (12)An extraordinary finish. If 14...Qxc5 15.Qd8#. Thus White wins the queen by force.White succeeded admirably in this game because Black started an attack on White’s center and failed to follow it up. This gave White time to exploit his superior mobility to the utmost.The remaining games in this chapter are more orthodox, for White has superior development, superior mobility, and control of the center in each one.White – Black French Defense1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4An extraordinary finish. If 14...Qxc5 15.Qd8#. Thus White wins the queen by force.White succeeded admirably in this game because Black started an attack on White’s center and failed to follow it up. This gave White time to exploit his superior mobility to the utmost. Read more

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Optimise Your Chess Thinking

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Pdf:Optimise Your Chess Thinking.Optimise your Chess ThinkingOptimise means to make better. In practice even just making something better will be very useful.We optimise our computers. We defragment fragmented files and delete unused ones.We make computers faster and more efficient. Why not optimise our own thinking?We want to think positive thoughts that serve us, not negative thoughts that are destructive to us. Chess is a game of thinking. The more optimal our chess thinking is, the better we will play, At the very least, we will play the same moves, but more quickly. Moving quicker has certain practical advantages.FIDE master and national Correspondence Champion Bill Jordan shows you how to optimise your chess thinking. Chapters are:IntroductionWhat is Chess Skill?Optimise Your Chess VisionOptimise Your Static AnalysisOptimise Your CalculationOptimise Your EvaluationOptimise Your Positional PlayOptimise Your Move CheckingOptimise Thinking on Your Opponent’s TimeOptimise Your OpeningsOptimise Your EndgamesOptimise Your ConcentrationOptimise Your Practical ChancesOptimise Your Study TimeThe book uses standard chess notation, which is short Algebraic notation. It is desirable to know this. See my authors page for information about my background and other books.

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Attack and Counterattack in Chess (Fred Reinfeld Chess Classics)

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Pdf:Attack and Counterattack in Chess (Fred Reinfeld Chess Classics).Fred Reinfeld’s timeless Attack and Counterattack in Chess starts with the basic premise that White plays to build on the natural initiative that is inherent in having the first move, while Black plays to sap White’s divine right to this initiative, only to take it over the moment it is possible. The book is neatly divided into two sections: How White manages to make good use of his right to the first move by taking advantage of typical mistakes by Black, and how Black succeeds in challenging that right and taking over the initiative by jumping on blunders by White.There are several points to keep in mind as you peruse the games involved. The first is that this is not an opening book. The examples of play are all built around a complete chess game that came to a logical conclusion based on one player’s muffs and the other player’s exploitation of those errors. The other point is that the poor moves that are taken advantage of were to some extent based on carelessness or inattention or lack of knowledge but were also set up on purpose by the winning player. The first seven chapters cover how to control the center; how to exploit superior mobility; how to exploit Black’s premature opening of the position; how to exploit Black’s premature counterattack; How to exploit Black’s weakening pawn moves; how to exploit Black’s errors of judgement; and how to exploit irregular defenses. All these subjects are covered by a close look at a chess game in which the bungles are followed by their natural punishment The last five chapters look at how to seize the initiative as Black; how to play against gambits; how to defend against a powerful attack; how Black can seize the attack; and how to exploit unusual openings. Again, each topic unfolds during a chess game with faulty play by White and its logical destruction by Black. Develop and improve your attacking/counterattacking skills with the 21st-century edition of Reinfeld’s Attack and Counterattack in Chess!

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30 Tips Prácticos de Ajedrez: Consejos útiles para llevar tu juego al siguiente nivel (Spanish Edition)

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Pdf:30 Tips Prácticos de Ajedrez: Consejos útiles para llevar tu juego al siguiente nivel (Spanish Edition).Este no es un libro típico de ajedrez, ya existen miles. Es un libro didáctico, orientado a quienes deseen realmente mejorar sus resultados de competición. Son tips, consejos sintéticos de ajedrez, pero no por eso menos efectivos. Es un libro diferente y original, sin diagramas de ajedrez, enfocado en herramientas prácticas del juego. Es simple y concreto, a manera de entrenador personal. En este libro no hay sugerencias evidentes, sino recomendaciones obtenidas a partir de la experiencia de juego y del conocimiento adquirido de la escuela soviética de ajedrez. No encontrarás conceptos obvios, sino secretos y nociones que solo comparte un tutor con su pupilo. Tampoco hay consideraciones generales ni frases de relleno.De lectura rápida y amena, el jugador de competición aprenderá una serie de ideas valiosas para su progreso ajedrecístico: desde cómo precalentar para una partida, entrenar su cuerpo, y defenderse en una posición perdida, hasta cómo jugar en apuros de tiempo, qué tipo de aperturas jugar, o cómo enfrentar a un maestro de ajedrez, entre otras sugerencias fundamentales. Es un libro para jugadores de cualquier nivel, pero en esencia destinado a jugadores de club (sub-2000 de Elo) que nunca han tenido un entrenador experimentado. Todo jugador de competición se beneficiará enormemente con los consejos pragmáticos para mejorar en el entrenamiento, en la preparación de una partida, durante y posterior al juego, desde una perspectiva directa para acelerar el desarrollo ajedrecístico. Este no pretende ser un libro completo ni presenta un método de trabajo, sino directrices claras y específicas para mejorar en el juego práctico. Secretos, técnicas y herramientas útiles y expeditivas de un jugador y entrenador de ajedrez, para progresar a paso firme en la competencia. Si pones en práctica estos tips, inevitablemente aumentarás tu nivel de juego y tus resultados positivos.

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Reassess Chess - Volume 1: Illustrated Chess - A diagram for every move.

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Pdf:Reassess Chess - Volume 1: Illustrated Chess - A diagram for every move..Study and enjoy all of the games analyzed in Jeremy Silman's classic book How To Reassess Your Chess. This series brings all of the books selected by Silman together in an easy to read format. Move by move, learn from chess legends and solidify your knowledge of chess strategy. Contains games 1-14 from the original book.Specially formatted for Kindle. Fully illustrated with diagrams for every move, along with annotations and engine evaluations. Enjoy great chess games even when you're away from the board or a computer. See every move from chess greats. A perfect book for chess fans.

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Emanuel Lasker: A Reader

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Pdf:Emanuel Lasker: A Reader.About the Author Taylor Kingston has been a chess enthusiast since his teens. He holds a Class A over-the-board USCF rating, and was a correspondence master in the 1980s, but his greatest love is the game’s history. His historical articles have appeared in Chess Life, New In Chess, Inside Chess, Kingpin, and the web-site www.ChessCafe.com. He has edited numerous books for Russell Enterprises, including the 21st-century edition of Lasker’s Manual of Chess. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. No Lasker reader would be complete without something from Lasker’s Manual of Chess. First published in German in 1926, then going through many reprintings in English and other languages, the Manual was Lasker’s most mature and comprehensive chess work, retaining its high instructive value to this day. Our excerpt here deals with one of its more historical and philosophical sections, in which Lasker discussed the contributions to chess theory of Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900), the man who preceded him as World Champion. Lasker believed that Steinitz had been badly misunderstood in his time, and felt a responsibility to rectify this. Lasker supported his main points with various illustrative games, but most of those have been omitted here, to focus on his general exposition of the theory of Steinitz. Such omissions are indicated by ellipses. This excerpt comes from pages 153-183 of the 2008 Russell Enterprises edition. When Paul Morphy, despairing of life, re­nounced chess, Caïssa fell into deep mourning and into dreary thoughts. To the masters who had come to ask her for a smile she listened absent‑mindedly, as a mother would to her children after her favorite had died. Therefore, the games of the masters of that period are planless; the great models of the past are known, and the masters try to follow them and to equal them, but they do not succeed. The masters give themselves over to reflec­tion. One of them reflects a long time and intensely on Paul Morphy, and grate­fully Caïssa encourages him; and the greatest land­mark in the history of chess is reached: William Stein­itz announces the principles of strategy, the result of in­spired thought and imagin­ation.Principles, though dwel­ling in the realm of thought, are rooted in life. There are so many thoughts which have no roots and these are more glittering and more seductive than the sound ones. Therefore, in order to distinguish between the true and the false principles, Steinitz had to dig deep to lay bare the roots of the art possessed by Morphy. And when Steinitz after hard work had bared these roots, he said to the world: Here is the idea of chess which has given vitality to the game since its invention in the centuries long past. Listen to me and do not judge rashly, for it is some­thing great, and it over­powers me.The world did not listen but mocked at him. How should this insignificant-looking person have dis­covered anything great? ... Read more

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Winning Ugly in Chess: Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing

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Pdf:Winning Ugly in Chess: Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing.About the Author Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master and a former American Open Champion. He has been teaching chess for four decades and is a prolific and widely read author. His Chess for Hawks won the Best Instructional Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA). Other much acclaimed books are How Ulf Beats Black and Clinch It! How to Convert an Advantage into a Win. Read more

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New In Chess Magazine 2019/1: Read by Club Players in 116 Countries

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Pdf:New In Chess Magazine 2019/1: Read by Club Players in 116 Countries.New in Chess has 8 issues a year with more than 800 pages of the very best in chess: on-the-spot tournament reports, columns, both serious and hilarious, in-depth interviews, chess opening surprises, chess history that comes to life, endgames and studies, chess anecdotes and curiosities, great pictures and drawings, an honest GM opinion on the latest chess books, exclusive columns by Anish Giri and Nigel Short, games analysed by the top players themselves, and much more.

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Chesstrology, or ... funny chess horoscope: Part I. Chessodiacs

Pdf Humor Chesstrology, or ... funny chess horoscope: Part I. Chessodiacs

Pdf:Chesstrology, or ... funny chess horoscope: Part I. Chessodiacs.Do you want to know who you are according to the chess horoscope, the White King, the Black Knight, or, for example, the White Pawn? Are you interested in what awaits you in the coming year or the current month, as well as compatibility with other Chessodiacs? Days of life alternate like cells on a chessboard; is there any pattern in this? If you are interested in these and similar questions of Chesstrology, a chess horoscope, then, this book is for you.

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The Knight: The Cunning Cavalry (The Power of the Pieces)

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Pdf:The Knight: The Cunning Cavalry (The Power of the Pieces).About the Author Popular chess author Sergey Kasparov is known for his entertaining writing style. His books are always instructive and insightful. Books previously published by Russell Enterprises include The Exchange Sacrifice, The Bishop: Danger on the Diagonal and Doubled Pawns. He lives with his family in Belarus Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 2The Knight in the French DefenseIn this chapter we will examine typical actions of a knight in openings. Of course, we are not going to embrace all the openings, but only some of them; otherwise the volume of our book would be enormous.In this particular opening, a knight often fights for domination over the commanding point е5. Sometimes it occupies this square itself. Ideally, White would like to obtain such a knight versus his opponent’s “blunted” light-square bishop.(18) Kasparov S – Astengo Soazza 20091.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.0-0 Bd6 11.Nf3 DIAGRAMAs early as that, a picture of the future battle starts to emerge. The backward e6-pawn would like to advance in order to “clear the view” for the bishop on с8. In his turn, White is doing all he can to prevent this. 11...Qc7 12.g3 0-0 13.Bf4 The struggle for the e5-square continues; it is favorable for White to exchange dark-square bishops. 13...Bd7 14.Rc1 Bxf4 15.Nxf4 Qd6 Or 15...Qb6 16.Qd2 Rae8 17.Rfe1 Nxd4 18.Nxd4 e5 19.Nxd5 Nxd5 20.Nf3! Rxf3 21.Be4DIAGRAM21...Rf6 22.Bxd5+r, Kveinys- Djurhuus, Oslo 2005. 16.Re1 Rae8?! 17.Ne5y Our protagonist has occupied the commanding point; it is difficult to exchange it as d4xe5 runs into a fork. 17...Nxd4?! 18.Bxh7+ A typical shot in the French: the d4-pawn is often indirectly defended in this manner. 18...Nxh7 19.Qxd4iDIAGRAMNow White’s position is already overwhelming. The difference in strength between the e5-knight and the bishop is tremendous. 19...Rf5 20.Qc5 20.g4i 20...Qxc5 21.Rxc5 b6 21...Ng5 22.Kg2y 22.Rc7 Bb5 23.Nfg6! Ng5 23...Rf6 24.Rxa7i 24.f4 1-0DIAGRAMThere is a threat of Ng6-e7, so Astendo stopped torturing himself and resigned. Read more

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Think and Play Like Mikhail Tal: Workbook to Botvinnik-Tal 1960 by Tal

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Pdf:Think and Play Like Mikhail Tal: Workbook to Botvinnik-Tal 1960 by Tal.This book includes the games played by Mikhail Tal agaist Mikhail Botvinnik during the World Championship match in 1960. Tal defeated Botvinnik by 12½–8½ (six wins , two losses, and thirteen draws). You will play all games "move by move" together with the Mikhail Tal.

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Liquidation on the Chess Board New & Extended: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Endgame

Pdf Humor Liquidation on the Chess Board New & Extended: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Endgame

Pdf:Liquidation on the Chess Board New & Extended: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Endgame.About the Author Joel Benjamin broke Bobby Fischer's record as the youngest ever US master, and this was followed by countless tournament successes. He won the US Championship three times and was the chess consultant for IBM's Deep Blue computer, which made history by beating World Champion Garry Kasparov. His bestselling Better Thinking, Better Chess (2018) is the first book to focus on optimizing your thought process. Read more

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Divorce Journal: Divorce Gifts for Women Journal / Divorce Party Gift / Divorce Books for Women / Post Divorce Journal, 6x9 inch 110 page with funny quote 'Fuck this shit'

Pdf Humor Divorce Journal: Divorce  Gifts for Women Journal / Divorce Party Gift / Divorce Books for Women / Post Divorce Journal, 6x9 inch 110 page with funny quote 'Fuck this shit'

Pdf:Divorce Journal: Divorce Gifts for Women Journal / Divorce Party Gift / Divorce Books for Women / Post Divorce Journal, 6x9 inch 110 page with funny quote 'Fuck this shit'.This divorce journal is a perfect happy divorce gift for a friend in need. What better way to say congrats on your divorce than with this divorce notebook that says A wise woman once said Fuck this shit, and she lived happily ever after. Make sure to include this happy divorce book with your divorce party supplies! This 6x9 inch lined journal is large enough to provide plenty of room for writing, while still being small enough to stick in a purse and take with you! Get this divorce diary today!

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Best Effin' Ex Wife Ever: Composition Notebook Journal or Planner Appreciation Gift (Funny Gag Humor)

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Pdf:Best Effin' Ex Wife Ever: Composition Notebook Journal or Planner Appreciation Gift (Funny Gag Humor).This Notebook includes 120 lined pages for writing notes and ideas. Can be used as a notebook, journal or composition bookProfessional matte-finished softbound cover6" x 9" dimensions substantial size for writing Makes an ideal gift idea for any gift giving occasion

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Epic Sonic The Hedgehog Memes: Sonic Jokes, Comics, Cartoons, Anime and Memes

Pdf Humor Epic Sonic The Hedgehog Memes: Sonic Jokes, Comics, Cartoons, Anime and Memes

Pdf:Epic Sonic The Hedgehog Memes: Sonic Jokes, Comics, Cartoons, Anime and Memes.Epic Sonic The Hedgehog Memes: Sonic Jokes, Comics, Cartoons, Anime and Memes Sonic The Hedgehog is the biggest selling video games character of all time and that being so, a wealth of hilarious memes have ensued. Well here they are, all the best ones in this hilarious Sonic Memes book. Also included are a tonne of awesome bonuses. Enjoy.

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The Hilarious Book Of Undertale Memes And Jokes

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Pdf:The Hilarious Book Of Undertale Memes And Jokes.Undertale Memes, by Tommy Slater. I don't know how long I've spent putting together this awesome Undertale memes book but what I do know is that you're all gonna love them. Now you can join all your favourite Undertale characters in this brilliant new book. Don't forget the awesome bonuses too. Enjoy.

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Become a Magician: Become A Magician & Entertain Your Family And Friends With Amazing Magic Tricks Even If You Have Never Done It

Pdf Humor Become a Magician: Become A Magician & Entertain Your Family And Friends With Amazing Magic Tricks Even If You Have Never Done It

Pdf:Become a Magician: Become A Magician & Entertain Your Family And Friends With Amazing Magic Tricks Even If You Have Never Done It.Would you like to be a magician?Now you can learn to entertain your family and friends with amazing magic tricks even if you have never done it before.This simple guide reveals what you need to know to become a great magician..

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Cards As Weapons

Pdf Humor Cards As Weapons

Pdf:Cards As Weapons.BOOK DESCRIPTION: With over 100 how-to pictures - including the famed topless card throwing series - this book will show you how to throw playing cards farther, faster, and harder than you ever thought possible, diagramming such card throws as the Boomerang Card, the Long-Distance Spinner, the Flick, the Back-of-the-hand Flick, the Finger Flick, the Foot Flick, Card Juggling, the Lethal Four Card Fist, the Butterfly Swirl, the Sea Urchin Spin, and the Dolphin Dart. Shows alternative throwing methods such as the Martin Lewis Method, the Thurston Grip, the Jay Grip, and the Herrmann Grip. This is the book that made Jon Wedd famous for his appearance on MTV's Unfiltered news show. Ricky Jay held the Guinness world record for card throwing in 1976. Obscenely funny and very rare!

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Epic Gaming Memes: The Greatest Book Of Awesome Gaming Memes You Will Ever See

Pdf Humor Epic Gaming Memes: The Greatest Book Of Awesome Gaming Memes You Will Ever See

Pdf:Epic Gaming Memes: The Greatest Book Of Awesome Gaming Memes You Will Ever See.Epic Gaming Memes. Included in this Epic gaming memes book are the following: Angry Birds Call of Duty Dead Rising Fallout FIFA Final Fantasy Garry's Mod God of War Grand Theft Auto Halo Tomb Raider Madden NFL Mario Mario Kart Minecraft NBA2K18 Rocket League Runescape Slenderan Street Fighter Terraria Tetris The Sims World of Warcraft And many more. You're gonna love these epic memes.

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Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic (The MIT Press)

Pdf Humor Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic (The MIT Press)

Pdf:Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic (The MIT Press).How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the mysteries of the human mind.What do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind? We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that we have been fooled. Why do we enjoy experiencing what seems clearly impossible, or at least beyond our powers of explanation? In Experiencing the Impossible, Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic. Kuhn, a psychologist and a magician, reveals the intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the human mind that the scientific study of magic provides. Magic, Kuhn explains, creates a cognitive conflict between what we believe to be true (for example, a rabbit could not be in that hat) and what we experience (a rabbit has just come out of that hat!). Drawing on the latest psychological, neurological, and philosophical research, he suggests that misdirection is at the heart of all magic tricks, and he offers a scientific theory of misdirection. He explores, among other topics, our propensity for magical thinking, the malleability of our perceptual experiences, forgetting and misremembering, free will and mind control, and how magic is applied outside entertaiment—the use of illusion in human-computer interaction, politics, warfare, and elsewhere. We may be surprised to learn how little of the world we actually perceive, how little we can trust what we see and remember, and how little we are in charge of our thoughts and actions. Exploring magic, Kuhn illuminates the complex—and almost magical—mechanisms underlying our daily activities.

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Psychic Magic Tricks

Pdf Humor Psychic Magic Tricks

Pdf:Psychic Magic Tricks.This book will teach you a complete psychic act. You will learn to give cold readings to anyone using the simplest system ever created. There is no long list of key words and phrases you have to piece together. You will also learn original mentalism and psychic effects that have never before been released to the magic community! Including online companion website with study tools.

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202 Methods Of Forcing

Pdf Humor 202 Methods Of Forcing

Pdf:202 Methods Of Forcing.While the majority of these forces are for cards, there are quite a few, especially in the latter half of the book, that are for book pages or that can be used in mentalism to force specific numbers. Although the numbers only go up to 194, there are several Deck Changes included that bring the number of entries up to 202.35 Pages Of Content.

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How To Do The Black Art

Pdf Humor How To Do The Black Art

Pdf:How To Do The Black Art."Containing a complete description of the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of Hand, together with many wonderful experiments”.CONTENTS INCLUDE:• Introduction• The Jumping Feather• How to Break a Stone with a Blow of the Fist• To Melt Money in a Walnut Shell without Injuring the Shell• How to Pull out of Your Mouth Yards of Ribbon, etc., of whatever Color you Please• Fiery Writing In the Dark• Writing By Rays of the Sun• A Loud Report, Like that of a Gun, Coming from a Tobacco Pipe• To Write in the Dark• Philosophy Puzzled• To Make a Ring Suspend by a Burnt Thread• The Handkerchief Cut, Torn and Mended• The Burnt Handkerchief• The Water Trick• The Tumbling Egg• To Make Blood Flow From a Knife• The Card Nailed to the Wall by a Pistol Shot• Arithmetical Conjuring Tricks• To Tell Who Has the Ring, and on Which Finger• To Find Out a Person's Birthday by Arithmetic• To Make a Card Jump Out of a Pack and Run Along the Table• How to Change Four Aces into Four Knaves• Cards Mysteriously Changed• Tricks With Money• How to Steal Three Ducks• How to Show the Hen and Egg Bag, and From an Empty Bag to Bring a Hundred Eggs and Afterwards a Live Hen• The Dancing Egg• To Make an Egg Stand on End on a Looking-Glass• The Beer Trick• To Pass a Tumbler Through a Table• How to Eat Fire and Blow it Up in Your Mouth With a Pair of Bellows• To Make a Live Fish Jump Off a Plate• The Learned Swan, or Goose• A Capital Trick With a Watch• The Decapitation Trick• New Shick Shake Puzzle• Tricks in Prestidigitation• Multiplication of Coins• The Wine and the Water• A Scotch Money Box• The Sand Frame Trick• A Brioche Baked in a Hat• So Simple• An Ingenious Ring Trick• Disappearance of a Coin• Thought Reading• Experiments in Black Art by Chemistry• To Obtain Fire From Water• To Give a Party a Ghastly Appearance• The Fire and Wine Bottle• The Fiery Flash• To Boil a Liquid Without Fire• To Procure Hydrogen Gas• To Copy Writing With a Flat-Iron• To Make Fringe Appear About the Flame of a Candle• To Produce Instantaneous Light Upon Ice• To Make Paper Fireproof• To Melt Lead in Paper• To Melt Steel as Easily as Lead• A Light that Burns for a Year• Flame Extinguished by Gas• The Tobacco Pipe Cannon• Prince Rupert's Detonating Glass Bombs• To Wash the Hands in Molten Lead• To Make an Artificial Earthquake and Volcano• To Produce Fire From Cane• To Soften Iron or Steel• To Fill With Smoke Two Apparently Empty Bottles• To Make Luminous Writing in the Dark• To Make Red Fire• To Make Green Fire• To Make Wine or Brandy Float on Water• To Make Beautiful Transparent Colored Water• Colored Flames• Two Liquids Make a Solid• Two Solids Make a Liquid• A Solid Opaque Mass Makes a Transparent Liquid• Two Cold Liquids Make a Hot One• To Make Ice• Curious Change of Colors• The Metallic Colors• Invisible Inks• How to Rub Out Twenty Chalks• To Pour Cold Water Into a Kettle and Make it Come Out Hot Without the Aid of Fire• To Change the Color of a Bird or Flower

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Maze Book For Kids

Pdf Humor Maze Book For Kids

Pdf:Maze Book For Kids.Mazes can be fun and entertaining for kids. But they can also be a fundamental building block for building a child’s knowledge, problem-solving and analytical skills. The Top Maze Book for Kids helps hone children’s strategic thinking and works to build upon it by having them engage with full colored and visually engaging images. This also helps ensure that kids don’t get bored and see these tasks through to completion.Critical thinking and analytical skills play a large role in the developmental aspect of kids in early education. This type of thinking helps better shape their future.(This book is best suited for children ages 5-8 years old.)In this fun and engaging maze book, you can find:A variety of images, such as: animals, transportation (school buses), playgrounds, foods, snowman and other various graphicsVarious levels of difficulty to help challenge kids’ critical thinking skills as they progressThorough description of each maze to help children understand the goal of each maze50+ pages of full color mazes to help keep kids engaged and focusedOne graphic maze per page to help not overwhelm kidsThese types of challenges are great for kids and help push their mental boundaries to reach new heights.Scroll up and click the image of the book cover near the "Look Inside" text to get a preview of what the book has to offer. Afterwards, go ahead and click the "Buy" button to purchase your copy today and help your children build their education and critical thinking skills!

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Al Baker's Book Two

Pdf Humor Al Baker's Book Two

Pdf:Al Baker's Book Two.Book Two features some of Al Baker’s most powerful close-up effects in print. Out of a great mix of card effects such as Unsight and Unseen and parlor tricks like Sex Appeal it is almost impossible not to find a great Al Baker piece to add to your working repertoire.Includes The Following Effects:• A Glass Vanish• GEE! !• Undercover• Another 4-Ace Trick• Your Pulse Tells• A Card and a Number• Baker’s Bill Switch• Unsight and Unseen• Sex Appeal• Come Seven• Lost and Found• Something From nothing• Pass the Salt!• Button Button!• The Name Is _______!• Me and the Missus• A Novel Escape• The Milky Way38 Pages Complete With Illustrations.

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300 Winning Lottery Affirmations: Affirmations to Win the Lottery with the Law of Attraction

Pdf Humor 300 Winning Lottery Affirmations: Affirmations to Win the Lottery with the Law of Attraction

Pdf:300 Winning Lottery Affirmations: Affirmations to Win the Lottery with the Law of Attraction.If you have read my other books you know that the Law of Attraction always responds to persistent, committed action. It does so because it is an eternal, spiritual law that is impartial and universal. This means that it will respond to anyone who uses it correctly. And because this power is infinite you can use it to manifest anything you desire, including millions of dollars. In fact, throughout the years many people have used the Law of Attraction to win contests, sweepstakes, and even lottery jackpots. The common denominator among every lottery winner who has manifested a winning ticket is that they were committed to using positive affirmations every day until their desire became their reality. They understood the immense power of their spoken word, and they used it to transform their lives and circumstances. This book will inspire you to do the same. WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOKThis book contains 300 of the most powerful affirmations for manifesting lottery prizes. These affirmations have been used by several lottery winners to win prizes ranging from $50,000.00 to several million dollars. The affirmations in this book are designed to give you a winning edge because they were written to inspire you, awaken your hope, and empower you to manifest the prosperity and abundance you deserve. There are no limits to the amount of money you can manifest with the Law of Attraction. The only limits you have are those within your consciousness, and those limiting beliefs can be changed through the persistent use of positive affirmations. This book provides all the tools you will need to manifest your desires with the power of your spoken word. Once you transform your beliefs and expectations, all the wonderful things you desire will become a part of your life. WHAT THIS BOOK CONTAINSThis book begins with a Question and Answer Section that covers several of the most important questions about the effective use of affirmations. In addition to learning how to develop the habit of using affirmations daily, you will learn the best time to repeat affirmations, how often you should repeat them, how long it will take to change your beliefs, and a lot of other practical information. You will also learn how to harness the power of your spoken word through the use of two rarely used manifestation tools that can be used to increase your prosperity. In addition, you will learn how to double the effectiveness of your affirmations by incorporating a very important element that is often forgotten by most people who use them. After you read the Question and Answer Section, you will find 300 lottery affirmations that will provide you with a powerful, winning edge. By the time you finish reading this book you will be equipped with the tools necessary to transform your life with the dynamic power of your spoken word.

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Weed: Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask

Pdf Humor Weed: Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask

Pdf:Weed: Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask.About the Author MICHELLE LHOOQ is an LA-based journalist and former electronic music editor at VICE. Her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The Guardian, and Pitchfork.THU TRAN is a New York City and Cleveland-based artist who creates comics, videos, and video games. She has made work for the Independent Film Channel, MTV, and Adult Swim. Read more

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The New York Times Hardest Crosswords Volume 4: 50 Friday and Saturday Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain

Pdf Humor The New York Times Hardest Crosswords Volume 4: 50 Friday and Saturday Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain

Pdf:The New York Times Hardest Crosswords Volume 4: 50 Friday and Saturday Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain.About the Author WILL SHORTZ, puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993, also founded and directs the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and the World Puzzle Championship. He is the Puzzlemaster for NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday.” Shortz lives in Pleasantville, New York. Read more

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Find Momo across Europe: Another Hide-and-Seek Photography Book

Pdf Humor Find Momo across Europe: Another Hide-and-Seek Photography Book

Pdf:Find Momo across Europe: Another Hide-and-Seek Photography Book.Review Praise for Find Momo and Find Momo Coast to Coast“The canine answer to Where's Waldo? Momo is a hide-and-seek savant whom you'll have fun trying to spot in Find Momo Coast to Coast.”—Every Day with Rachael Ray “Once you start searching, it’s hard to stop.”—Family Circle “It's the cutest game of hide and seek ever!”—New York Daily News “Like a canine version of Where’s Waldo, each of Andrew Knapp’s gorgeous, dreamlike photographs hides a well camouflaged Momo.”—Modern Dog  “Andrew Knapp[‘s]…compositional eye and flair for unique landscapes form as much of the book’s charm as its hide-and-seek star.”—The Sudbury Star“A fun collection of whimsical photos that invite readers to spot the clever canine in a variety of settings.”—Southern Seasons “The perfect treat for adults and children alike, Find Momo will delight and warm the hearts of even the toughest folks.”—Canadian Living “In a modern-day game of Where’s Waldo?, [Andrew Knapp] takes viewers on a photo adventure that blends incredible urban and countryside landscape photography with a hidden Momo somewhere in the photo. Together, the duo helps you appreciate the beautiful little moments life has to offer.”—My Modern Met Praise for Let’s Find Momo!“Parents and children will enjoy poring over each image together.”—Publishers Weekly“Colorful, kid-friendly fun—and Momo! What more could readers want?”—Kirkus Reviews“This is the perfect book for interacting with your children, keeping them occupied on a plane or car ride, or settling down with together before bedtime.”—Brightly“A joyful book that’s likely to be remembered.”—Lansing State Journal“Literacy begins with fun, and fun begins with dogs like Momo!”—Get Leashed Magazine Read more About the Author Andrew Knapp is a freelance interface designer, photographer, and tireless traveler from Northern Ontario. His Instagram feed featuring photographs of his border collie Momo is an internet sensation, with 575,000 followers and counting. Momo is Andrew’s BFF, an excellent traveling companion, and a genius at hiding in beautifully composed landscape photography. Let’s Find Momo is his third collaboration with Andrew, following Find Momo (Quirk, 2014) and Find Momo Coast to Coast (Quirk, 2015). Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pride & Prejudice & Puzzles: Ingenious Riddles & Vexing Dilemmas Inspired by Jane Austen's Novels

Pdf Humor Pride & Prejudice & Puzzles: Ingenious Riddles & Vexing Dilemmas Inspired by Jane Austen's Novels

Pdf:Pride & Prejudice & Puzzles: Ingenious Riddles & Vexing Dilemmas Inspired by Jane Austen's Novels.About the Author Richard Galland is a writer and games designer. He worked as a magazine editor for Games Workshop and designed games for Hasbro and Sony Japan. He is now creative director at Warm Acre Games, where he designed the successful Jane Austen's Matchmaker card game. He is the author of Lewis Carroll's Puzzles in Wonderland and King Arthur's Puzzle Quest. Read more

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Will Shortz Presents Hard Sudoku Volume 5: 200 Challenging Puzzles

Pdf Humor Will Shortz Presents Hard Sudoku Volume 5: 200 Challenging Puzzles

Pdf:Will Shortz Presents Hard Sudoku Volume 5: 200 Challenging Puzzles.About the Author WILL SHORTZ, puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993, also founded and directs the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and the World Puzzle Championship. He is the Puzzlemaster for NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday.” Shortz lives in Pleasantville, New York. Read more

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Festival of Quilts Jigsaw Puzzle by Bonnie K. Hunter: 1000 Pieces, Dimensions 28” x 20”

Pdf Humor Festival of Quilts Jigsaw Puzzle by Bonnie K. Hunter: 1000 Pieces, Dimensions 28” x 20”

Pdf:Festival of Quilts Jigsaw Puzzle by Bonnie K. Hunter: 1000 Pieces, Dimensions 28” x 20”.About the Author Bonnie K. Hunter is passionate about quiltmaking, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do.” Dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting, Bonnie enjoys lecturing and teaching workshops. She lives in Wallburg, North Carolina. www.quiltville.com Read more

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Happy St. Patrick's Day Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun Kid Workbook Game For Learning, Leprechaun Coloring, Dot to Dot, Mazes, Word Search and More!

Pdf Humor Happy St. Patrick's Day Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun Kid Workbook Game For Learning, Leprechaun Coloring, Dot to Dot, Mazes, Word Search and More!

Pdf:Happy St. Patrick's Day Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun Kid Workbook Game For Learning, Leprechaun Coloring, Dot to Dot, Mazes, Word Search and More!.Say "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" to a kids with coloring FUN designed especially for ages 4-8!Featuring thick lines and super simple Leprechuan patterns for little hands! Single-sided on bright white paper. 8.5 x 8.5 in.Original Artist Designs, High Resolution *Printed on one side of the paper*Incredibly Fun and Relaxing best For St Patrick's Day

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Quote Acrostic Favorites: Features 50 Rewarding Puzzles (Puzzle Books for Fun)

Pdf Humor Quote Acrostic Favorites: Features 50 Rewarding Puzzles (Puzzle Books for Fun)

Pdf:Quote Acrostic Favorites: Features 50 Rewarding Puzzles (Puzzle Books for Fun).If You Like Crossword Puzzles, You’ll Love AcrosticsCreated by former USA Today crossword puzzle editor Charles Preston, these 50 favorite acrostics reveal wise and witty sayings on topics from human nature and politics to science and society. Crack the clues in the word column; transfer them to the diagram; and discover quotations from people like G.K. Chesterton, Samuel Clemens, Joan Didion, Molly Ivins, Jack London, and more.Includes 50 favorite puzzles on topics including “The Horse (as) Hero,” “Perceptive Thought,” “A Shining Path,” and “Story Differences.”Charles Preston, Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today and Dow Jones's National Observer for over a decade, is a distinguished crossword puzzle expert. He has compiled more than 100 puzzle books. Mr. Preston is a syndicated puzzle master and his work appears in dozens of leading newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Llamas 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Pdf Humor Llamas 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Pdf:Llamas 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.Be challenged for hours by this fascinating puzzle, featuring a herd of llamas in a far-flung mountain landscape!1000 precision-cut pieces fit snugly.High-resolution photographic image.Linen-textured surface reduces glare.Durable premium blue puzzle board.Full-sized, full-color poster of finished puzzle included for reference.Hours of fun!Box measures 9-1/4'' square x 2'' deep.Finished puzzle measures 28'' wide x 20'' high.Warning: Choking hazard -- small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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