A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention
Have you ever heard of bird diapers?
Interested in a talking toilet paper dispenser?
What about a motorized ice cream cone?
A handle for carrying your turkey around the kitchen?
Looking for a Kosher Lamp?
These aren't gag gadgets from some lame late night talk show
skit. They are actual, real products that you can buy today.
Maybe you already have?
Americans love their gadgets--and Gadget Nation takes you
behind the scenes and Read More »
Banish Belly Fat-and Take Back Your Health-While Eating the Brand-Name Foods You Love!
Eat the World’s Most Delicious Foods—and Start Dropping
Discover thousands of
shocking food truths to help flatten your belly fast—and get
you on the path to better health!
ABC News nutrition and wellness editor Dave Zinczenko,
author of the multimillion-copy bestselling Eat This, Not
That! series, blows the lid off the bizarre, unnecessary,
and shocking ingredients in Read More »
Wendy Davis has had her share of tough fights. Raised by a
single mother with a ninth-grade education, Davis began
working after school at age fourteen to contribute to the
family finances. By the time she was nineteen, she was
living in a trailer park with a baby daughter and holding
down two jobs. But rather than succumb to the cycle of
poverty that threatened to overwhelm her, Davis managed to
attend community college Read More »
Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe
through colonial America From a manual for witch hunters
written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents
from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage
of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia
while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of
Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused
witches that sheds light on the reality behind Read More »
Collects Jim Woodring’s non-Frank comics work; stars
Frank is, as everyone knows, Jim Woodring’s best-selling
cartoon character. Jim, on the other hand, is Woodring’s
cartoon alter ego, the fictional doppelganger who has for 30
years inhabited Woodring’s alternate universe where
shifting, phantasmagoric landscapes, abrupt, hallucinatory
visual revelations, and unexpected eruptions of uninhibited
verbal self-flagellation are commonplace.
Jim is a mind-bending collection of all of Read More »
From an acclaimed African writer, a novel about family, freedom, and loyalty.
When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she’s in Rome. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bella’s inherited her freewheeling ways. An internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling but aloof, she comes and goes as she pleases, juggling three lovers. But with Read More »
An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political
reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart
of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary
people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure
shamelessness that makes a true candidate? As he recounts
the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race -- and
scours the psyches of contenders from George Bush and Robert
Dole to Michael Dukakis and Gary Hart -- Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist Read More »
\\\"One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman she wanted to be. Diane von Furstenberg started out with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be--in her words, \\\'the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn\\\'t rely on a man to pay her Read More »
One thing about a new day--you really never know where it
will go, even if you know where it starts.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is walking on the blanket
when he is unexpectedly launched high into the air. Tumbling
through space, the bird's-eye view offers our small friend
not only a glimpse of the important things in life--his
beloved Nana who sleeps in a fancy French bread, a stinky Read More »
Steven Raichlen really knows the pleasure men get from
cooking, the joy they take in having the skills, the need to
show off a little bit. His Barbecue! Bible books have over
4.7 million copies in print—and now he leads his readers
from the grill into the kitchen. Like a Joy of Cooking for
guys, Man Made Meals is everything a man needs to achieve
confidence and competence in the kitchen.
Man Made Read More »
John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she’s full of surprises
The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall
Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession
hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the
building. Samantha, though, is one of the “lucky”
associates. She’s offered an opportunity to work at a legal
aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there Read More »