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The Last Black Unicorn

By Tiffany Haddish
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 150118184X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 587
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An inspiring story that manages to be painful, honest, shocking, bawdy and hilarious.” —The New York Times Book Review From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself. Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. If she could do that, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn’t beat her up, and she might even get a boyfriend. Or at least she could make enough money—as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman—to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend. None of that worked (and she’s still single), but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy. Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person’s mind-set. Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others. By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is—humble, grateful, down-to-earth, and funny as hell. And now, she’s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter.

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  • File Pdf: for-unicorn-lovers-only.pdf

Book Summary:

Readers of all ages can learn all about the magnificent unicorns of the past and the charismatic creatures of today with this beautifully illustrated treasure trove of unicorn lore and history from Penelope Gwynne and Katie O'Neill. Unicorns have changed a lot through the ages, but some things have stayed the same: They’re still magical and mysterious, elusive and entertaining. And they’re still the most fascinating mythical beasts in the world. Vibrantly illustrated by Eisner Award winner Katie O'Neill, For Unicorn Lovers Only tells fans everything they need to know about unicorns of yesterday and today—when and where the legends came from, how unicorns have influenced pop culture, and much more. Find new ways to express your unicornimania through crafts, clothes, and activities, and experience unicorn magic through retellings of legends and history with this unique combination of fact and fiction.

The Complete Scribes of Speculative Fiction

By Cristopher DeRose
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 916
  • File Pdf: the-complete-scribes-of-speculative-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

The Complete Scribes of Speculative Fiction: A Collection of Interviews In this combined and updated omnibus edition of Scribes of Speculative Fiction I and II, Cristopher DeRose sits down with over seventy of the best known names in the world of Speculative Fiction writing and gets the real story. Within these pages, you'll find advice, hints, history, and more than a few surprises. As a Speculative Fiction writer himself, Cristopher DeRose has the right background to ask incisive questions about of the authors of legendary storytelling about their style and experience. Cristopher has not only provided interviews, but insights into the minds of some of Speculative Fiction’s most popular voices. With introduction by Scott Edelman, this collection is a must-have for any aspiring writer or any fan of the world of Speculative Fiction. “In his fiction, Cristopher writes characters that feel as real as true souls, so there is no better interviewer to get to the creative souls of the writers in this book.” – Bruce S. Larson, author of Nightmares and Other Vices, and the Within and Beyond Series

Violent Waters: Literary Border Crossings in a Global Age

By Alexandra Campana
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110678608
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 852
  • File Pdf: violent-waters.pdf

Book Summary:

The experience of witnessing and undertaking border crossings has become a pillar of the contemporary human condition. In order to respond to our global, multidimensional social reality, writers need to generate innovative forms of narration that expand the confines of literary tradition. This study discusses four types of border crossing (migration, intercultural dialogue, multicultural identities, military invasion) and presents literary aesthetics that unfold in Algeria, China, France, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the USA. These analyses move from the fall of the Iron Curtain to the rise of the internet, and from the turn of the millennium to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Positioned in the field of comparative literature, this book draws upon an extensive background of theoretical thought (e.g. Adorno/Horkheimer, Arendt, Dawkins, Fanon, Freud, Kristeva, Žižek) and reaches into other academic disciplines (such as religious studies). Border crossings thus serve as both theme and methodology, which not only leads to a new definition of post-modern writing, but also underlines literature's relevance in a global society driven by public discourse.

Paratexts

By James Gunn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 0810891239
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 942
  • File Pdf: paratexts.pdf

Book Summary:

In the mid-1980s, Easton Press began publishing a series of leather-bound collector editions called “Masterpieces of Science Fiction,” and “Masterpieces of Fantasy,” which featured some of the most important works in these genres. Author James Gunn was commissioned to write introductions to these works, which allowed him to pay tribute to many authors who inspired and influenced him. In Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, Gunn has collected the most significant essays produced for the Easton series, along with prefaces he wrote for reprints of his own novels. Drawing upon Gunn’s lifetime of work in the field, these introductions include analyses of the individual works and the fields in which they were written. Gunn also briefly discusses each novel’s significance in the science fiction canon. Collected here for the first time, these prefaces and introductions provide readers with insight into more than seventy novels, making Paratexts a must read for science fiction and fantasy aficionados.

The INFJ Revolution

By Lauren Sapala
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lauren Sapala
  • Isbn : 0998853674
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 348
  • File Pdf: the-infj-revolution.pdf

Book Summary:

The term “INFJ” might mean little to most people, but to anyone who identifies with this personality type these four letters represent self-discovery, self-acceptance, and a radical new understanding of what it means to be introverted, Highly Sensitive, and empathic. But although ever-growing numbers of INFJs are waking up to the power of our intuitive gifts, we continue to struggle mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a culture that does not value intuition. Lauren Sapala explores the roadblocks that are still holding many INFJs back and tackles the most important questions for INFJs today. How can we find our purpose? Where and why do we give away our power? And how can we use our unique gifts and innate passion in order to create a better world? Only by moving beyond limiting mindsets and beliefs can INFJs move forward to fulfill our purpose as the healers of the world, and then reclaim our power and step into the role of the leaders we were always meant to be.

A Retirement Blog: February 2012 - August 2014

By David Stevens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1312639024
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 670
  • File Pdf: a-retirement-blog.pdf

Book Summary:

Retired theatre professor and attorney David Stevens began blogging in February 2012. This book is a collection of his blogs through August 2014. He has, he says, the academic habit of writing about whatever he is thinking about, so his blog deals with legal issues, theatrical issues, political issues, and personal reminiscences. Eight essays constituted his legal memoir, For Three Weeks I Owned the University of Illinois. Five more served as early drafts of chapters of his textbook, The Art and Craft of Play Directing. Some six essays make up his as yet unpublished theatrical memoir. Also included are portions of chapters from his other academic books, as well as a chapter from his yet-unfinished novel. Finally, Stevens rants effectively about the unconstitutional attempts of the Illinois legislature to reduce or eliminate the automatic annual increases in state retiree pensions, as well as other political issues such as the electoral college and the 2012 presidential election.

The Last to Die

By Kelly Garrett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1492698458
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Burglary
  • Reads : 105
  • File Pdf: the-last-to-die.pdf

Book Summary:

What started as a game turns into something much more deadly in this fast-paced YA thriller, perfect for fans of Natasha Preston! Harper Jacobs and her friends are just looking for some fun when they decide to start breaking into one another's houses. It's enough to give them a rush, and it's pretty harmless since they all promise not to take anything that can't be replaced. But when they target the home of a classmate, it crosses a line, and one of the group turns up dead. Harper needs to figure out what's happening fast...or else she might be next.

Fire in the Star

By Kamilla Benko
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1681192500
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 666
  • File Pdf: fire-in-the-star.pdf

Book Summary:

The enchanting Unicorn Quest series reaches its thrilling conclusion as two sisters fight to save a magical land from destruction. * "Those who love Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time . . . [or] Neil Gaiman's Coraline, can't miss this debut.” - Booklist, starred review, on The Unicorn Quest "An adventure-quest brimming with magic and heart." - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author, on The Unicorn Quest After a lifetime of being the younger sister--of letting Sophie fight her battles, of following her on countless Experiences and through a fireplace into a magical land--it's finally Claire Martinson's turn to lead. And she'll do anything to keep her big sister safe: resist the wraiths' cold shadows, experiment with new and dangerous magic, become a thief in disguise. When Claire discovers that "only a queen can defeat a queen," she knows she must steal and reforge the ancient Crown of Arden to stand a chance against the darkness that threatens the world and her family. Because Queen Estelle d'Astora, desperate to reclaim her power, will stop at nothing to gain the support of the four guilds--even if it means killing the last unicorn. Claire will need every friend she's made to help her as the fate of Arden hangs in the balance . . . But the secrets of the unicorns are deeper than anyone could have ever imagined. Does Claire have what it takes to ignite the long-buried magic of this world and wake the fire in the stars? Or will the true salvation of Arden rest on one final and heartbreaking sacrifice?

Calling the Makers: An unofficial history of Dune games

By James T Kelly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Skerry Books Limited
  • Isbn : 1910599301
  • Pages :
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 257
  • File Pdf: calling-the-makers.pdf

Book Summary:

From video games to board games, CCGs to RPGs, find out how your favourite Dune game came to be. Through painstaking research and exclusive interviews with designers and creatives, this book tells you the untold stories behind the Dune games you love. You’ll get the the behind-the-scenes story of how the designers took Frank Herbert’s novel and created your favourite Dune games. • Future Pastimes’ Dune boardgame • Cryo Interactive’s Dune • Westwood Studios’ Dune II, Dune 2000, and Emperor: Battle for Dune • Last Unicorn Games’ Eye of the Storm CCG and Chronicles of the Imperium RPG • Widescreen Games’ Frank Herbert’s Dune • Cryo Networks’ Dune Generations • Soft Brigade’s Ornithopter Assault If you’re a fan of Dune, games, or Dune games, this book is for you. Get your copy today.

Unicorns I

By Gardner Dozois,Jack Dann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Isbn : 1625791178
  • Pages : 167
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 858
  • File Pdf: unicorns-i.pdf

Book Summary:

Sixteen magical tales about the most wondrous of all creatures. A collection of tales of fantasy featuring the legendary unicorn. "The Spoor of the Unicorn" by Avram Davidson "The Silken-Swift" by Theodore Sturgeon "Eudoric's Unicorn" by L. Sprague de Camp "The Flight of the Horse" by Larry Niven "On the Downhill Side" by Harlan Ellison "The Night of the Unicorn" by Thomas Burnett Swann "Mythological Beast" by Stephen R. Donaldson "The Final Quarry" by Eric Norden "Elfleda" by Vonda N. McIntyre "The White Donkey" by Ursula K. Le Guin "Unicorn Variation" by Roger Zelazny "The Sacrifice" by Gardner Dozois "The Unicorn" by Frank Owen "The Woman the Unicorn Loved" by Gene Wolfe "The Forsaken" by Beverly Evans "The Unicorn" by T. H. White At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Thinking Queerly

By Jes Battis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 1501515330
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 639
  • File Pdf: thinking-queerly.pdf

Book Summary:

Why do we love wizards? Where do these magical figures come from? Thinking Queerly traces the wizard from medieval Arthurian literature to contemporary YA adaptations. By exploring the link between Merlin and Harry Potter, or Morgan le Fay and Sabrina, readers will see how the wizard offers spaces of hope and transformation for young readers. In particular, this book examines how wizards think differently, and how this difference can resonate with both LGBTQ and neurodivergent readers, who’ve been told they don’t fit in.