What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justify the Meanness by Stanley Bing

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By Stanley Bing

What might Machiavelli Do?
* He could banquet on different people's discord
* He wouldn't precisely search the corporate of ass-kissers and bimbos, yet he wouldn't reject them out of hand either
* He might notice that loving your self skill by no means having to claim you're sorry
* He could kill humans, yet provided that he may perhaps be ok with himself afterward
* He may identify and hold a psychotic point of control
* He may use different people's critiques to promote his book!

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Cosby: His Life and Times by Mark Whitaker

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By Mark Whitaker

The 1st significant biography of an American icon, comic invoice Cosby. in response to broad study and in-depth interviews with Cosby and greater than sixty of his closest pals and co-workers, it's a frank, enjoyable and engaging account of his lifestyles and historical legacy.
Far from the mild worlds of his workouts or television indicates, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing undertaking, the son of an alcoholic, mostly absent father and a loving yet overworked mom. With novelistic aspect, award successful journalist Mark Whitaker tells the tale of ways, after falling by the wayside of highschool, Cosby grew to become his existence round via becoming a member of the army, conversing his approach into university, and seizing his first breaks as a stand-up comedian.

Published at the thirtieth anniversary of The Cosby exhibit, the ebook unearths the behind-the-scenes tale of that groundbreaking sitcom in addition to Cosby’s bestselling albums, breakout position on I undercover agent, and pioneering position in children’s television. however it additionally bargains with expert setbacks and private dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the homicide of his purely son, and the personal impression of his spouse of 50 years, Camille Cosby.

Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby’s arguable stands on race, in addition to “the Cosby effect” that helped pave the best way for a black president. For any fan of invoice Cosby’s paintings, and any pupil of yankee tv, comedy, or social historical past, Cosby: His existence and occasions is an important learn.

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Emperor Mollusk versus the Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez

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By A. Lee Martinez

Emperor Mollusk.

Intergalactic threat. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of different Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth.

Not undesirable for a man with no spine.

But what's a villain to do after he's performed . . . every thing. with out new objectives, he's chuffed to pitch in and remedy the strength hindrance or repel alien invaders should still the necessity come up, but when he had his method, he'd like to be left by myself to discover the bounds of risky technological know-how. simply as a pastime, of course.

Retirement isn't effortless notwithstanding. If the boredom doesn't get him, there's constantly the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . good, you get the belief. If that wasn't undesirable sufficient, there's additionally the assassins of a mythical dying cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as terrific as he's bodiless) who've marked Emperor for his or her personal nefarious reasons. yet Mollusk isn't approximately to permit the Earth slip out of his personal tentacles and into the fewer able clutches of one other. So it's time to airborne dirt and dust off the outdated loss of life ray and are available out of retirement. other than this time, he's no longer out to rule the realm. He's out to put it aside from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!

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La Vérité (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 25) by Terry Pratchett

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By Terry Pratchett

Quand un jeune homme de lettres, Guillaume des Mots, rencontre l'inventeur de l'imprimerie moderne, le nain Bonnemont, le most appropriate magazine d'Ankh-Morpork paraît : Le Disque-Monde
La presse d'investigation est née.
Et si le Patricien est accusé de meurtre, si le Guet patine et si MM. Lépingle et Tulipe, médiateurs à gages d'une organization occulte de comploteurs, sévissent dans l. a. cité, le journaliste doit payer de sa personne. Entre un vampire iconographe à l. a. fascination suicidaire pour le flash, los angeles concurrence peu loyale d'une presse poubelle et los angeles grogne du commissaire Vimaire, Guillaume half en quête de l. a. vérité. Laquelle peut blesser et même tuer.

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Rich People Things: Real-Life Secrets of the Predator Class by Chris Lehmann

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By Chris Lehmann

Author Note: Peter Arkle [Illustrator]
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It's by no means effortless being wealthy: unending tax avoidance, the Sisyphean look for trustworthy household employees, the unending burden of surly stares from the nice Sea of the Unwashed as one is going approximately one's rightful enterprise. hardest of all is just keeping an eye on every little thing one owns. There's rather a lot of it. and private possessions are only the beginning.

You needs to preserve a gimlet eye, too, at the myriad humans and associations that guard your gilded prestige: politicians, newspapers, monetary tools, branches of presidency. all of them belong to you. yet staying on best of what they're as much as is a whole time task. What's an overstretched gazillionaire to do?

Now, with the ebook of wealthy humans issues, the issues of our over-classes are, good, over. In a concise, easy-to-use advisor, Chris Lehmann catalogs the fortifications that guard the opulent from the resentments of the hoi polloi. From ideological stanchions comparable to the unfastened industry and the Prosperity Gospel, during the castellation of media, together with the hot York occasions, stressed out journal and truth tv, to burly gatekeepers reminiscent of David Brooks, Steve Forbes and Alan Greenspan, the well-to-do will locate, in those pages, a comforting and accomplished array of the protections that permit them to sleep sound at night.

For the remainder of us, Lehmann's glowing prose, whilst pointed and eccentric, including the shrewdpermanent, teasing illustrations of Peter Arkle, can not less than offer a diverting glimpse into how the head one percentage keeps an iron grip on virtually 1/2 America's monetary wealth.

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Poles Apart by Terry Fallis

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By Terry Fallis

Eve of Equality, a brand new feminist weblog, turns into an in a single day sensation while a wildly well known speak exhibit host stumbles upon it, tweets approximately it, and promotes it on her express. The nameless web publication is clever, considerate, and impressive, overtly taking up a number of injustices within the lives of ladies. yet it's the blogger Eve's submit in regards to the debatable entrepreneur in the back of XY, a brand new chain of top-end strip golf equipment starting up around the nation, that units off a firestorm. In a question of hours, the location crashes, its Twitter count number jumps from a paltry 19 fans to just about 250,000, and Eve is by surprise lauded because the new voice of recent feminism.
yet who, precisely, is the Eve at the back of Eve of Equality? good . . . now not who it's possible you'll imagine. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring author and fervent feminist. He writes his erudite weblog in his new residence, at his kitchen desk, and his existence is set to alter forever.
Hilarious and shrewdpermanent, and providing well timed remark on a topic that's flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and conversations, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his top, confirming his prestige as a king of CanLit comedy.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

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By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

*** The copyright web page of the ebook states "Epub ISBN" yet this is often an untouched Kindle variation AZW3 with web page numbers matching 9780552159845 (Corgi edition)***

‘Armageddon in simple terms occurs as soon as, you recognize. They don’t allow you to move round back until eventually you get it right.’

People were predicting the top of the realm nearly from its very starting, so it’s merely normal to be sceptical whilst a brand new date is determined for Judgement Day. yet what if, for as soon as, the predictions are correct, and the apocalypse quite is because of arrive subsequent Saturday, simply after tea? you may spend the time left drowning your sorrows, freely giving all of your possessions in coaching for the rapture, or giggling it off as (hopefully) simply one other hoax.

Or you'll simply try and cope with it.

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Lincoln's Gift: How Humor Shaped Lincoln's Life and Legacy by Gordon Leidner

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By Gordon Leidner

"Simply the easiest booklet that has been released in this nice president's humor and stories...Everyone drawn to Abraham Lincoln may want to learn this."—William C. Harris, writer of Lincoln and the Border States

Abraham Lincoln has lengthy been favorite for his management, honesty, and eloquence. yet regardless of his somber acceptance, the 16th president used to be relatively humorous. With an uncanny skill to imitate others and an impossible to resist midwestern twang, Lincoln, in reality, can be downright hilarious.

Brimming together with his funniest quips, jokes, and stories, Lincoln's Gift explores the the most important position humor performed all through his tumultuous specialist and personal existence. ideal for historical past buffs and Lincoln fanatics alike, this shrewdpermanent and beautiful biography finds how America's maximum president used his lighter part to steer the rustic via certainly one of its darkest instances, the Civil War.

"Gordon Leidner ingeniously blends a learn of Lincoln's humor with an account of his existence, displaying how our 16th president used to be no longer consistently a 'man of sorrows' yet frequently a guy of laughter, able alike of having fun with in addition to telling an exceptional story."—Michael Burlingame, writer of Abraham Lincoln: A Life

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