Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
  • Author : Jenny Lawson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781101573082

Let's Pretend This Never Happened Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

Psychological Types

Psychological Types
  • Author : C. G. Jung
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 682
  • Relase : 2019-10-22
  • ISBN : 1773236121

Psychological Types Book Review:

In this classic work, originally published in 1921, Jung categorized people into primary types of psychological function. He proposed four main functions of consciousness: Two perceiving functions: Sensation and Intuition Two judging functions: Thinking and Feeling The functions are modified by two main attitude types: extraversion and introversion. Jung theorized that the dominant function characterizes consciousness, while its opposite is repressed and characterizes unconscious behavior. The eight psychological types are as follows: Extraverted sensation Introverted sensation Extraverted intuition Introverted intuition Extraverted thinking Introverted thinking Extraverted feeling Introverted feeling In "Psychological Types," Jung describes in detail the effects of tensions between the complexes associated with the dominant and inferior differentiating functions in highly and even extremely one-sided types.

Journalism, fake news & disinformation

Journalism, fake news & disinformation
  • Author : Ireton, Cherilyn,Posetti, Julie
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2018-09-17
  • ISBN : 9789231002816

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A Great Game

A Great Game
  • Author : Stephen Harper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781476716534

A Great Game Book Review:

Surveys the tumultuous history of hockey in Toronto in the early years of the past century, as professional teams began to replace dedicated amateurs at the highest levels of the sport, and examines sports professionalism in Canada.

Dumbing of Age

Dumbing of Age
  • Author : David M. Willis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0979674395

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Plugged in

Plugged in
  • Author : Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 341
  • Relase : 2017-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300218879

Plugged in Book Review:

Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Youth and Media -- 2 Then and Now -- 3 Themes and Theoretical Perspectives -- 4 Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers -- 5 Children -- 6 Adolescents -- 7 Media and Violence -- 8 Media and Emotions -- 9 Advertising and Commercialism -- 10 Media and Sex -- 11 Media and Education -- 12 Digital Games -- 13 Social Media -- 14 Media and Parenting -- 15 The End -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z

The House of Always

The House of Always
  • Author : Jenn Lyons
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 802
  • Relase : 2021-05-11
  • ISBN : 9781250175663

The House of Always Book Review:

For fans of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss, The House of Always is the fourth epic fantasy in Jenn Lyons' Chorus of Dragons series that began with The Ruin of Kings. What if you were imprisoned for all eternity? In the aftermath of the Ritual of Night, everything has changed. The Eight Immortals have catastrophically failed to stop Kihrin's enemies, who are moving forward with their plans to free Vol Karoth, the King of Demons. Kihrin has his own ideas about how to fight back, but even if he's willing to sacrifice everything for victory, the cost may prove too high for his allies. Now they face a choice: can they save the world while saving Kihrin, too? Or will they be forced to watch as he becomes the very evil they have all sworn to destroy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In Defense of Looting

In Defense of Looting
  • Author : Vicky Osterweil
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2020-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781645036678

In Defense of Looting Book Review:

A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy Looting--a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods--is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent tactics reflect badly on the broader movement. But Vicky Osterweil argues that stealing goods and destroying property are direct, pragmatic strategies of wealth redistribution and improving life for the working class--not to mention the brazen messages these methods send to the police and the state. All our beliefs about the innate righteousness of property and ownership, Osterweil explains, are built on the history of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous oppression. From slave revolts to labor strikes to the modern-day movements for climate change, Black lives, and police abolition, Osterweil makes a convincing case for rioting and looting as weapons that bludgeon the status quo while uplifting the poor and marginalized. In Defense of Looting is a history of violent protest sparking social change, a compelling reframing of revolutionary activism, and a practical vision for a dramatically restructured society.

Boy's Club

Boy's Club
  • Author : Matt Furie
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9781606999196

Boy's Club Book Review:

This collection of slacker psychedelic comics spawned a thousand Internet memes.

The Unspoken Rules

The Unspoken Rules
  • Author : Gorick Ng
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2021-04-27
  • ISBN : 9781647820459

The Unspoken Rules Book Review:

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller "...this guide provides readers with much more than just early careers advice; it can help everyone from interns to CEOs." — a Financial Times top title You've landed a job. Now what? No one tells you how to navigate your first day in a new role. No one tells you how to take ownership, manage expectations, or handle workplace politics. No one tells you how to get promoted. The answers to these professional unknowns lie in the unspoken rules—the certain ways of doing things that managers expect but don't explain and that top performers do but don't realize. The problem is, these rules aren't taught in school. Instead, they get passed down over dinner or from mentor to mentee, making for an unlevel playing field, with the insiders getting ahead and the outsiders stumbling along through trial and error. Until now. In this practical guide, Gorick Ng, a first-generation college student and Harvard career adviser, demystifies the unspoken rules of work. Ng distills the wisdom he has gathered from over five hundred interviews with professionals across industries and job types about the biggest mistakes people make at work. Loaded with frameworks, checklists, and talking points, the book provides concrete strategies you can apply immediately to your own situation and will help you navigate inevitable questions, such as: How do I manage my time in the face of conflicting priorities? How do I build relationships when I’m working remotely? How do I ask for help without looking incompetent or lazy? The Unspoken Rules is the only book you need to perform your best, stand out from your peers, and set yourself up for a fulfilling career.

The Death of Expertise

The Death of Expertise
  • Author : Tom Nichols
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2017-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780190469436

The Death of Expertise Book Review:

Technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. Tom Nichols' The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine, among other reasons. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. When ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy or, in the worst case, a combination of both. An update to the 2017breakout hit, the paperback edition of The Death of Expertise provides a new foreword to cover the alarming exacerbation of these trends in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election. Judging from events on the ground since it first published, The Death of Expertise issues a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age that is even more important today.

Ages of Discord

Ages of Discord
  • Author : Peter Turchin
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-10-02
  • ISBN : 0996139540

Ages of Discord Book Review:

WE ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK Seventy percent of Americans (and counting) think so. The real wage of a US worker today is less than it was 40 years ago-but there are four times as many multimillionaires. As inequality grows, the politics become more poisonous. Every year, more and more Americans go on shooting sprees, killing strangers and passers-by-and now, increasingly, representatives of the state. Troubling trends of this kind are endlessly discussed by public intellectuals and social scientists. But mostly, they talk about only a small slice of the overall problem. After all, how on earth can yet another murderous rampage have anything to do with polarization in Congress? And is there really a connection between too many multimillionaires and government gridlock? Historical analysis shows that long spells of equitable prosperity and internal peace are succeeded by protracted periods of inequity, increasing misery, and political instability. These crisis periods-"Ages of Discord"-have recurred in societies throughout history. Modern Americans may be disconcerted to learn that the US right now has much in common with the Antebellum 1850s and, more surprisingly, with ancien regime France on the eve of the French Revolution. Can it really be true that there is nothing new about our troubled time, and that similar ages arise periodically for similar underlying reasons? Ages of Discord marshals Structural-Demograpic Theory and detailed historical data to show that this is, indeed, the case. The book takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through American history, from the Era of Good Feelings of the 1820s to our first Age of Discord, which culminated in the American Civil War, to post-WW2 prosperity and, finally, to our present, second Age of Discord."

Charlie Foxtrot

Charlie Foxtrot
  • Author : Kim Richard Nossal
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2016-12-10
  • ISBN : 9781459736764

Charlie Foxtrot Book Review:

Defence procurement in Canada is a mess, with hundreds of millions of dollars being routinely wasted, despite which the Canadian Armed Forces is woefully underequipped and lacking crucial capacity. Charlie Foxtrot shows why past governments failed so spectacularly to efficiently equip and manage the CAF, and how to change that.

Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste

Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste
  • Author : Philip Mirowski
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 497
  • Relase : 2014-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781781683026

Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste Book Review:

At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators concluded that the economic convictions behind the disaster would now be consigned to history. Yet in the harsh light of a new day, attacks against government intervention and the global drive for austerity are as strong as ever. Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste is the definitive account of the wreckage of what passes for economic thought, and how neoliberal ideas were used to solve the very crisis they had created. Now updated with a new afterword, Philip Mirowski’s sharp and witty work provides a roadmap for those looking to escape today’s misguided economic dogma.

The Best of the Marshall Memo

The Best of the Marshall Memo
  • Author : Kim Marshall,Jenn David-Lang
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2019-08-13
  • ISBN : 1948796880

The Best of the Marshall Memo Book Review:

For years, Kim Marshall and Jenn David-Lang have been considered "designated readers," curating ideas and research for busy frontline educators. Kim's weekly Marshall Memo summarizes the best articles from more than sixty magazines and journals.

Bourbon for Breakfast

Bourbon for Breakfast
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9781610164917

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Nothing Fancy

Nothing Fancy
  • Author : Alison Roman
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2019-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780451497017

Nothing Fancy Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The social media star, New York Times columnist, and author of Dining In helps you nail dinner with unfussy food and the permission to be imperfect. “Enemy of the mild, champion of the bold, Ms. Roman offers recipes in Nothing Fancy that are crunchy, cheesy, tangy, citrusy, fishy, smoky and spicy.”—Julia Moskin, The New York Times IACP AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The New Yorker • NPR • The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • BuzzFeed • The Guardian • Food Network An unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with fifteen of your closest friends—either way and everywhere in between, having people over is supposed to be fun, not stressful. This abundant collection of all-new recipes—heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, paying lots of close attention to crunchy, salty snacks, and with love for all the meats—is for gatherings big and small, any day of the week. Alison Roman will give you the food your people want (think DIY martini bar, platters of tomatoes, pots of coconut-braised chicken and chickpeas, pans of lemony turmeric tea cake) plus the tips, sass, and confidence to pull it all off. With Nothing Fancy, any night of the week is worth celebrating. Praise for Nothing Fancy “[Nothing Fancy] is full of the sort of recipes that sound so good, one contemplates switching off any and all phones, calling in sick, and cooking through the bulk of them.”—Food52 “[Nothing Fancy] exemplifies that classic Roman approach to cooking: well-known ingredients rearranged in interesting and compelling ways for young home cooks who want food that looks (and photographs) as good as it tastes.”—Grub Street

Notes on Hospitals

Notes on Hospitals
  • Author : Florence Nightingale
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 1863
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044019953553

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I'm Sorry Jimmy Muscle

I'm Sorry Jimmy Muscle
  • Author : Debra O'Fee
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-10-31
  • ISBN : 1735163112

I'm Sorry Jimmy Muscle Book Review:

This is the story of our autistic son, Ryder, an eloper. I share my family's many episodes of meltdowns, escapes, embarrassing episodes and how we kept ahead of his beautiful creative mind.

Legal Systems Very Different from Ours

Legal Systems Very Different from Ours
  • Author : Peter Leeson,David Skarbek,David Friedman
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2019-01-09
  • ISBN : 1793386722

Legal Systems Very Different from Ours Book Review:

This book looks at thirteen different legal systems, ranging from Imperial China to modern Amish: how they worked, what problems they faced, how they dealt with them. Some chapters deal with a single legal system, others with topics relevant to several, such as problems with law based on divine revelation or how systems work in which law enforcement is private and decentralized. The book's underlying assumption is that all human societies face the same problems, deal with them in an interesting variety of different ways, are all the work of grown-ups, hence should all be taken seriously. It ends with a chapter on features of past legal systems that a modern system might want to borrow.