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I feel bad about my neck : and other thoughts on being a woman book cover

I feel bad about my neck : and other thoughts on being a woman

Nora Ephron

814.54 /Ephron
Humor, Nonfiction

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. From how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends attempting to stop the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions and creams that promise to slow the aging process but never do. Oh, and she can’t stand the way her neck looks. But her dermatologist tells her there’s no quick fix for that.

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Love, loss and what I wore book cover

Love, loss and what I wore

Nora Ephron

812.54 /Ephron
Nonfiction, Humor

"A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects--mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black."--P. [4] of cover.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. book cover

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.

Tom Stoppard

822.914 /Stoppard
Nonfiction, Humor

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is one of the most enduring and frequently performed plays of contemporary theater and has firmly established itself in the dramatic canon. Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Revised and reissued to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the play’s first performance, this definitive edition includes a new introduction and previously unpublished ancillary material.

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Born a Crime - stories from a South African childhood book cover

Born a Crime - stories from a South African childhood

Trevor Noah

791.45028092/Noah
Nonfiction, Biographies

The book details Trevor Noah growing up in his native South Africa during the apartheid era. As the mixed-race son of a white father and a black mother, Noah himself was classified as a "coloured" in accordance to the apartheid system of racial classification. According to Noah, he stated that even under apartheid, he felt trouble fitting in because it was a crime "for [him] to be born as a mixed-race baby", hence the title of his book.[

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Three men in a boat : to say nothing of the dog! book cover

Three men in a boat : to say nothing of the dog!

Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka) Jerome

827.91 /Jerome
Humor, Nonfiction

A humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide,[2] with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel.

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Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened book cover

Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

Allie Brosh

817.6 /Brosh
Nonfiction, Humor

Collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression.

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As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride book cover

As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride

Cary Elwes

791.4372 /Princess
Nonfiction, Humor

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

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The years of Lyndon Johnson book cover

The years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert A Caro

BIOGRAPHY Johnson, Lyndon B.
Nonfiction, Biographies

The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a biography of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson by Robert Caro. Four volumes have been published, running to more than 3,000 pages in total, detailing Johnson's early life, education, and political career. Book One: The Path to Power (1982), Book Two: Means of Ascent (1990), Book Three: Master of the Senate (2002), Book Four: The Passage of Power (2012).

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Richard Nixon : the life book cover

Richard Nixon : the life

John A. (John Aloysius) Farrell

BIOGRAPHY Nixon, Richard
Nonfiction, Biographies

"Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited."

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A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail book cover

A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson

917.4 /Bryson
Nonfiction, Nature

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America—majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way—and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in)

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