Nobody's Perfect: Writings from The New Yorker [EPUB]
23 July 2016, 05:47
2009 | EPUB | 2.57MB
Anthony Lane on Con Air—
“Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.”
Anthony Lane on The Bridges of Madison County—
“I got my copy at the airport, behind a guy who was buying Playboy’s Book of Lingerie, and I think he had the better deal. He certainly looked happy with his purchase, whereas I had to ask for a paper bag.”
Anthony Lane on Martha Stewart—
“Super-skilled, free of fear, the last word in human efficiency, Martha Stewart is the woman who convinced a million Americans that they have the time, the means, the right, and—damn it—the duty to pipe a little squirt of soft cheese into the middle of a snow pea, and to continue piping until there are ‘fifty to sixty’ stuffed peas raring to go.”
For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar.
The Gift of Friendship: Stories That Celebrate the Beauty of Shared Moments [EPUB]
08 June 2016, 04:31
2016 | EPUB | 16.44MB
Whether next door or in the next time zone, our friends are some of our most vital relationships. We cherish time spent together and look forward to the next time we can solve the world's problems over coffee. There is something about a true friend that no other relationship can touch.
Sharing secrets. Laughing until it hurts. Hugging through tears. True friends are one of God's greatest gifts.
You'll cherish these stories of true friendship from
- Lisa-Jo Baker
- Holley Gerth
- Bonnie Gray
- Liz Curtis Higgs
- Jennifer Dukes Lee
- Tsh Oxenreider
- Crystal Paine
- Myquillyn Smith
- Renee Swope
- Lysa TerKeurst
- Jessica Turner
- and many more
Why are Orangutans Orange? [EPUB]
06 June 2016, 10:47
2011 | EPUB | 17.37MB
Illustrated for the first time, with eighty full-colour photographs showing the beauty, complexity and mystery of the world around us, here is the next eagerly awaited volume of science questions and answers from New Scientist magazine. From ripples in glass to 'holograms' in ice, the natural world's wonders are unravelled by the magazine's knowledgeable readers.