The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

By Andrew O'Hagan

Meet Maf: The hilariously opinionated, well-read, politically scrappy, and complicated canines better half to Marilyn Monroe.

 

In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a puppy. His identify was once Mafia Honey, or Maf for brief. Born within the family of Vanessa Bell, dropped at the U.S. by way of Natalie Wood’s mom, and given as a Christmas current to Marilyn the wintry weather after she separated from Arthur Miller, Maf used to be with Marilyn for the final years of her existence, first in ny after which in la, and he had as a lot intuition for megastar and psychoanalysis as he did for Liver deal with with a facet order of nationwide Biscuits. Marylin took him to fulfill President Kennedy and to Hollywood eating places, to department shops, to interviews, and to Mexico for her divorce. via Maf's eyes, we see an altogether unique and beautifully shrewdpermanent portrait of the girl in the back of the icon—and the puppy at the back of the woman.

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Unseen Academicals (Discworld)

By Terry Pratchett

Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the most recent novel from Terry Pratchett. offering the trademark perception and humor readers internationally have come to anticipate from “the merely funniest English author on account that Wodehouse” (Washington publish ebook World), Unseen Academicals specializes in the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Unseen University, who're reknowned for plenty of things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they try and overcome athletics.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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I Can Make You Hate

By Charlie Brooker

Do you want to consume no matter what you will have and nonetheless lose weight?

Who wouldn't? hold dreaming, imbecile.

meanwhile, if you'd wish to learn whatever that alternates among laugh-out-loud-funny and apocalyptically offended, retain maintaining this publication. thieve it if necessary.

In his newest choice of rants, raves, swiftly spluttered articles and scarcely literate scrawl, Charlie Brooker proves that there's virtually not anything during this universe, colossal or small, that can't decrease a man or woman to a country of natural blind hatred.

It won't assist you shed extra pounds, believe smarter, sleep extra soundly, or consider happier approximately your self. it's going to give you actually hours of distraction and merriment. it will possibly even be used to stun an outsider, should you hit him with it safely (hint: strike not easy, utilizing the backbone, at the bridge of the nose).

just a PRICK WOULDN'T purchase THIS ebook. DON'T BE THAT PRICK.

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Like My Teacher Always Said...: Weighty Words, Crazy Wisdom, the Road to Detention, and Advice We Could Never Forget, Even If We Tried

By Erin McHugh

Erin McHugh’s final books, Like My mom continually stated . . . and Like My Father continually stated . . ., pulled jointly a rainbow of savvy, funny, and ques­tionable knowledge from mom and dad. Her subsequent quantity leaves domestic and heads for the study room to have a good time what we gleaned from probably the obvious applicants for studying: our lecturers. an identical citation crowdsourc­ing McHugh has used so good sooner than is at paintings back in Like My instructor continually stated. . . . The e-book contains either full-page stories and brief quips and is split into chapters corresponding to “Scare Tactics,” “Advice That Stuck,” and “Crazy Town.” the cloth is outstandingly wealthy and springs from a various roster of characters—from grade college teachers and piano lecturers to Catholic tuition nuns, advice counselors, coaches, and mentors. This booklet is an ideal option to encourage thoughts of scholar days and an amazing reward for academics to teach your appreciation for the impact they’ve had in your lifestyles.

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Allez les mages ! (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 37)

By Terry Pratchett

Risk sur le paisible et douillet quotidien des mages : si l'Université de l'Invisible ne renoue pas avec los angeles culture du fouteballe, d'intolérables regulations sont à prévoir dans leur teach de vie.

Il reste à former un employees et une équipe compétitifs. Par bonheur, l'université dispose, parmi le petit group of workers, d'individualités remarquables. Citons Trevor possible — inouï ce qu'on obtient d'une boîte de preserve —, Glenda, l. a. reine des tourtes, Juliette, ravissante nunuche promise à un bel avenir dans l'univers de los angeles mode, et le mystérieux monsieur Daingue. Qui est Monsieur Daingue ? Le sait-il lui-même ? Toujours est-il qu'on le surveille en haut lieu.

Tandis que le fit fatidique approche, quatre vies s’entremêlent et quatre destins basculent. vehicle ce qu’il faut savoir du fouteballe – ce qu’il faut savoir d’important sur le fouteballe –, c’est qu’il dépasse le cadre du fouteballe.

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The Blood of a Dragon (The Legends of Ethshar Book 4)

By Lawrence Watt-Evans

Dumery of Shiphaven used to be a lad with a love of wizardry--and no magic in any respect. He dreamed of apprenticing himself to a very good wizard, yet simply because he had now not even a marginally of the expertise, it used to be a dream he may well by no means satisfy. He could by no means apprentice himself to an outstanding wizard, nor even a meager one; regardless of how he enjoyed magic and the mystical arts, he may by no means paintings with wizards or wizardry. that is what Dumery used to be commencing to imagine, anyway--until he spied a very good wizard humbling himself prior to a guy promoting dragon's blood, the dear stuff that made tough spells paintings. If Dumery could not be a wizard, he may well nonetheless develop into a dragon-hunter--and have all these condescending wizards crawling to him. And so Dumery trigger on a quest--a quest looking for dragons and dragon-hunters, and finally the key that lay underneath the entire wizardry in Ethshar. sooner than he reached its finish, he might discover the bad secret of the dragon-hunters--and scheme a scheme that may swap the face of Ethsharitic magic ceaselessly.

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Red Book

By David Shrigley

Foreign pop artist David Shrigley's intuitive scrawls and deadpan humor mine unsettling truths and convey frightened amusements. This all-new choice of his addictively enjoyable paintings welcomes the uninitiated and rewards the devoted with a clean dive into Shrigley's darkish, unusual international.

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Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody

By Chelsea Cain

America's favourite woman detective is again to set the checklist immediately. based on our titian-haired heroine, she used to be no longer actually a fictional personality, yet an intrepid real-life sleuth who investigated a few of the 20th century's greatest mysteries. And the well-known sequence she starred in was once no longer cooked up by way of a group of writers, yet plagiarized from her exploits by means of her nosy collage roommate Carolyn-who, no longer unusually, bought plenty mistaken. listed here are the bold escapes, fabulous hunches, and loyal inventory characters, together with interlopers from various different liked sequence, that experience extremely joyful generations of fanatics. And right here, additionally, are the main points of teen-sleuth lifestyles that you simply by no means observed: the key romances, reckless using, minor ingesting difficulties, political motion, and family drama that experience, up until now, remained hidden from those courageous detectives' adoring public.

I can't have in mind while I've laughed aloud so often through the interpreting of a book...A exceptional send-up of the Nancy Drew novels.-Nancy Pearl, NPR

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Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure

By Michael G. Munz

Fantasy Bronze Medalist: 2015 Readers' favourite ebook Awards
Finalist: 2015 self reliant writer community ebook of the yr Awards

THE GODS ARE again. DID YOU delusion THEM?

You most likely observed the clicking convention. 9 months in the past, Zeus's homicide catapulted the Greek gods again into our international. Now the total pantheon revels in new temples, casinos, and media empires--except Apollo. A compulsive overachiever with a bursting portfolio of godly tasks, the quantity of electronic mail by myself that he gets from rapacious mortals turns on a daily basis right into a dwelling hell.

Yet there's desire, if in basic terms he can go back Zeus to lifestyles! because of Thalia, the foundation of comedy and technological know-how fiction, Apollo will chance his very godhood to aid sarcastic television manufacturer Tracy Wallace and a gamer-geek named Leif--two mortals who carry the foremost to Zeus's resurrection. (Well, most likely. Prophecies are tough buggers.)

Soon an overflowing inbox stands out as the least of Apollo's issues. Whoever murdered Zeus will surely kill back to avoid his go back, and fending off them will be a long way more straightforward if Apollo may be able to determine who they are.

Even worse, the inspiration is beginning to get cranky.

Discover a modern fable the place fact television heroes slay genuine monsters and the gods have their very own Twitter feeds! Mythology sideswipes truth in Zeus Is lifeless: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure!

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The Sh*tfaced Games: A Shot at Glory and Gold for the Wasted Warrior

By HogWild

Ingesting video games are a hobby that convey out the easiest (and worst) in party-goers—a crossroads the place fierce pageant and drunken abandon meet. The Sh*tfaced video games takes the culture to the subsequent point via giving usual fogeys their very own probability to compete with their pals at anything they're solid at: drinking.

In the spirit of the Olympiad, this publication provides fifty ingesting video games from around the globe from Ice Rink Drink to Alcohol Archery, and every is given a score of bronze (“tipsy"), silver (“drunk"), or gold (“completely sh*tfaced") to aid readers work out precisely how under the influence of alcohol they're guaranteed to get. The video games are interspersed with statement from slapstick comedian HogWild, ingesting trivialities, Games-inspired cocktail recipes, and a handful of illustrations all through.

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