The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: Vintage Movie Classics

By R. A. Dick

The foundation for Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s cinematic romance starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.
stressed through debt after her husband's dying, Lucy Muir insists on entering into the very affordable Gull Cottage within the old fashioned seashore village of Whitecliff, regardless of a number of warnings that the home is haunted. Upon learning the rumors to be real, the younger widow finally ends up forming a unique companionship with the ghost of good-looking former sea captain Daniel Gregg. throughout the struggles of aiding her young ones, looking for romance from the inaccurate areas, and dealing to submit the captain's tale as a ebook, Blood and Swash, Lucy reveals in her mystery courting with Captain Gregg a convenience and blossoming love she by no means may have predicted.
initially released in 1945, made right into a motion picture in 1947, and later tailored right into a tv sitcom in 1968, this romantic story explores how love can advance without boundary lines, either during this lifestyles and beyond. 

With a brand new foreword by means of Adriana Trigiani.

Vintage motion picture Classics spotlights vintage movies that experience stood the try of time, now rediscovered throughout the ebook of the novels on which they have been established.

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Modern Romance

By Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg

Now a New York Times Bestseller

A hilarious, considerate, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of recent romance from one in all this generation’s sharpest comedic voices

At a few element, each people embarks on a journey to discover love. We meet humans, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of discovering an individual with whom we percentage a deep connection. This turns out regular now, yet it’s wildly assorted from what humans did even just decades in the past. unmarried buyers have more romantic techniques than at any element in human history. With expertise, our talents to connect with and kind via those suggestions are staggering. So why are such a lot of humans frustrated?

Some of our difficulties are distinct to our time. “Why did this man simply textual content me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should i am going out with this lady although she listed mixtures as considered one of her favourite snack foods? Combos?!” “My female friend simply acquired a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just ship her a photograph of his penis? may still I check just to be sure?” 

But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be defined by way of know-how on my own. In a short period of time, the entire tradition of discovering love has replaced dramatically. a couple of a long time ago, people might discover a first rate one that lived in their local. Their households could meet and, after finding out neither celebration gave the impression of a murderer, they'd get married and shortly have a child, all by the point they have been twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to discover the precise individual, a soul mate.

For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic perception at sleek romance, yet for Modern Romance, the publication, he determined he had to take things to a different point. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research venture, together with hundreds and hundreds of interviews and concentration teams carried out all over from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral info and surveys and created their own online learn discussion board on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, together with Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. the result's not like any social technology or humor publication we’ve obvious before.

In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with state of the art social science to provide us an unforgettable journey of our new romantic world.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Bullshit: A Lexicon

By Mark Peters

An irreverent lexicon of the likely endless methods we name bullshit, written via a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated via a New Yorker-contributing cartoonist.

What's the adaptation among "balderdash" and "drivel"? the place did "mumbo-jumbo" come from? How in case you use "meadow mayonnaise"? what is "felgercarb" and which renowned television convey coined it?

There are 1000s of universal and infrequent phrases for bullshit in English, together with borrowings from German, turn-of-the-century sailors, The Simpsons, and past. Bullshit is in every single place, yet now not it all is created equivalent. Mark Peters's Bullshit: A Lexicon is the convenient advisor to deciding upon and calling BS in all of its many types, from "bunk" and "claptrap" to "applesauce" and "gobbledygook." full of old evidence, popular culture tidbits, and definitions for every time period, Bullshit is ideal for humor readers, language enthusiasts, and an individual seeking to describe life's daily annoyances.

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The Republic Of Dirt: A Return to Woefield Farm

Prudence Burns is a very idealistic Brooklyn lady who has inherited a derelict plot of land named Woefield Farm. Her motley staff of farm arms contains Earl, an aged, reclusive bluegrass legend; Seth, an agoraphobic heavy-metal blogger in early restoration from alcoholism; and Sara, an 11-year-old lady with a flock of elite convey poultry.

When Prudence is felled via a thyroid situation, issues at the farm start to collapse, leading to valiant and infrequently ill-advised makes an attempt to revive household bliss. Efforts are complex by way of a renegade mule, makes an attempt to show a hideously grotesque child’s playhouse right into a high-yield roadside farm stand, and an electric station’s worthy of crossed wires. Will Prudence recuperate? Will Seth eventually eliminate his pesky virginity? Will Earl rescue Sara? and should an individual, ever, admit they could be wrong?

Told in 4 hugely precise, unforgettably hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking voices, The Republic of Dirt is set what occurs while passions collide with satisfaction and what it takes to save lots of one another, our small a part of the planet, and ourselves.

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The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites

By Jan Harold Brunvand

"A uniquely unique ebook: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times

"[The ebook] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling or even encourages the task. . . . Many readers . . . should be gratified to understand that Brunvand intends to proceed this sequence of secure, unofficial tours into renowned legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds can't find the money for to overlook them." —Kirkus experiences

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn: The Rock 'n' Roll Field Guide to Guys

By Erin Bradley

Is there a cause a few ladies grew up worshipping The remedy whereas others have been scorching for Mötley Crüe? may your love of the Beastie Boys have something to do along with your present beau's dedication matters? have you wanted for the type of undying romantic knowledge which can in basic terms come from years spent hearing David Bowie on your bed room?

ask yourself not more! EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN: A ROCK N ROLL box advisor TO GUYS is right here to aid (and/or reasonably entertain) you. filled with quizzes, actual existence stories, plenty of phrases, and illustrations in excellent black and white, this publication may also help you larger establish and comprehend the rockstars and wanna- be's you will meet on romance's bumpy travel.

What type of guy . . .Owns a gorilla go well with, yet now not an interview go well with? makes use of a broomstick as a curtain rod and a T-shirt as a pillowcase but spends whole paychecks optimizing the gaming services of his machine? desires intercourse yet no longer up to he desires to watch grownup Swim?
See bankruptcy four.

What type of guy . . .Considers a motor vehicle, a task, and a spot to stay "nice to have" yet usually non-compulsory? Has a existence tale that reads like a opposite Horatio Alger novel? Is self-proclaimed "lazy" approximately: brushing his enamel, returning monies borrowed, dressing open wounds?
See bankruptcy 1.

What form of guy . . .Can institution you on advanced funding thoughts yet retains sending you viruses on fb? Arrives at your 40's celebration in interval outfits with a martini shaker, rather than in an Adidas sweatsuit with a case of malt liquor? Has plenty of luggage yet very nice baggage?
See bankruptcy nine.

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Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0)

By Scott Meyer

The adventures of an American hacker in Medieval England proceed as Martin Banks takes his subsequent step at the trip towards gaining knowledge of his reality-altering powers and pleasant his future.

A month has handed seeing that Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and issues couldn’t be going higher. aside from his love existence, that's. Feeling far away and misplaced, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent state ruled by way of the Sorceresses, and a spot identified to be a secure haven to all girl time-travelers.

Thankfully, Martin and Philip are invited to a summit in Atlantis for all the leaders of the time-traveler colonies, and now Martin thinks it will be an opportunity to aim back with Gwen. in fact, this can be Martin Banks we’re speaking approximately, so homicide, secret, and excessive intrigue all get within the manner of a man who simply desires yet another shot to get the woman.

The follow-up to the hilarious Off to Be the Wizard, Scott Meyer’s Spell or excessive Water proves that it doesn't matter what powers you've got through the years and area, you can’t regulate rotten success.

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Sh*t My Dad Says

By Justin Halpern

After being dumped by means of his longtime female friend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern chanced on himself dwelling at domestic together with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who's "like Socrates, yet angrier, and with worse hair," hasn't ever minced phrases, and whilst Justin moved again domestic, he started to checklist the entire ridiculous issues his dad acknowledged to him:

"That lady was once horny. . . . from your league? Son, enable ladies determine why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them."

"Do humans your age know the way to sweep their hair? It appears like squirrels crawled on their heads and began fucking."

"The worst factor you'll be is a liar. . . . ok, advantageous, convinced, the worst factor you may be is a Nazi, yet then quantity is liar. Nazi one, liar two."

greater than 1000000 humans now persist with Mr. Halpern's philosophical musings on Twitter, and during this ebook, his son weaves a brilliantly humorous, touching coming-of-age memoir round the better of his charges. An all-American tale that unfolds at the Little League box, in Denny's, in the course of excruciating relatives highway journeys, and, most often, within the Halperns' kitchen over bowls of Grape-Nuts, Sh*t My Dad Says is a chaotic, hilarious, precise portrait of a father-son dating from an incredible new comedian voice.

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