Download E-books Bad Dog: (A Love Story) PDF

By Martin Kihn

Meet Hola. She's a nightmare. yet she’s beautiful.
 
Hola could be the most lovely Bernese mountain puppy on the earth, yet she's by no means been proficient, so it isn't her fault if she tackles strangers, chews on furnishings, and runs after buses. That honor falls to Marty, Hola's intended grasp, who's a high-functioning alcoholic. A television author grew to become administration advisor, Marty's in debt and out of form; he is approximately to lose his activity, and his spouse, too, if he cannot get his life--and his dog--under keep an eye on. Desperately attempting to retailer his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the area of aggressive puppy education. regrettably, he understands even under Hola, the one puppy ever to be expelled from her dog preschool twice.

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Download E-books The Good, the Bad, and the Furry: Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat PDF

Humorous and endearing, The reliable, the undesirable and the Furry is a heartwarming memoir a few guy on the mercy of his unpredictable, hard and eternally lovely cats.

Meet The Bear―a cat who contains the load of the area on his hairy shoulders, and whose clever, owl-like eyes appear to ask, are you able to inform me why i'm a cat please? Like many intellectuals, The undergo would like a lifetime of quiet solitude with lots of time to gaze forlornly into area and give some thought to society's ills. regrettably, he's destined to spend his days surrounded by way of pussycats of a considerably decrease IQ.

There is Janet, a wide guy cat who usually by accident units fireplace to his tail by way of jogging too with reference to lighted candles; Ralph, a preening tabby who enjoys meowing his personal identify at 5AM; and Shipley, Ralph's brother, who steals soup yet is mostly cozy when you choose him up and switch him the wrong way up.

And then there is Tom Cox, writing with wit and beauty in regards to the unforeseen adventures that pass hand-in-hand with a existence on the beck and contact of 4 cats.

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Download E-books Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise PDF

By Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton hasn't ever been one to take the traditional route to luck. regardless of early stardom via his youth function within the movie "Stand by way of Me", and transforming into up on tv as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: the following Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, goal, and a plausible technique of paying the debts. within the oddest of locations, Topeka, Kansas, Wil came across that regardless of his claims to popularity, he used to be at center Just a Geek.

In this bestselling e-book, Wil stocks his deeply own and tough trip to discover himself. you will comprehend the trials, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he involves phrases with what it potential to be well-known, or, paradoxically, recognized for as soon as having been recognized. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches at the frustrations linked to his performing occupation, his lack of ability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher within the public's eyes, the release of his exceptionally winning site, wilwheaton.net, and the enjoyment he is present in writing. via all of this, Wil stocks the ups and downs he encountered alongside the adventure, besides the help and love he came across from his neighbors and family.

The tales in Just a Geek include:

  • Wil's plunge from teenager famous person to suffering actor
  • Discovering the fun of HTML, running a blog, Linux, and net design
  • The fight among Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, writer and blogger
  • Gut-wrenching reactions to the Sep 11 disaster
  • Moving stories of Wil's relationships along with his spouse, step-children, and prolonged family
  • The transition from a B-list actor to an A-list author

Wil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in we all. attractive, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, Just a Geek will shock you and make you laugh.

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Download E-books Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir PDF

By Amanda Knox

In March 2015, the excellent court docket of Italy exonerated Amanda Knox, writer of the New York Times bestselling memoir Waiting To Be Heard. In an in a while to this newly issued paperback variation, Amanda updates readers on her existence for the reason that 2011, introduces the people who helped her persevere as her case persevered throughout the Italian courts, and stocks her plans for assisting others who've additionally been wrongfully convicted.

In November 2007, 20 year-old Amanda Knox had basically been learning in Perugia, Italy, for a couple of weeks while her buddy and roommate, British scholar Meredith Kercher, was once murdered. The research made headlines world wide, and Amanda's arrest put her on the middle of a media firestorm. After a really debatable trial, she used to be convicted of homicide in 2009. She spent 4 years in an Italian legal until eventually a brand new court docket, which appointed self sufficient specialists to check the prosecution’s DNA proof, affirmatively came upon her blameless in 2011.  She lower back domestic to Seattle, Washington.

But simply whilst Amanda notion her criminal nightmare had ended, it all started yet again. In March 2013, Italy’s maximum court docket annulled the acquittal and despatched the case to the reduce courts for additional complaints. even if no new facts was once brought opposed to her, Amanda was once came upon in charge and sentenced to twenty-eight½ years in felony in January, 2014.  This selection was once overturned through the Italian perfect court docket, which exonerated her of the homicide charge.

In Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda speaks approximately what it used to be prefer to locate herself imprisoned in another country for against the law she didn't devote, and what sort of she depended on the unwavering aid of her friends and family, a lot of whom made remarkable sacrifices on her behalf. Waiting to Be Heard is an unflinching, heartfelt coming-of-age narrative like no other—now with a brand new afterword, within which Amanda describes the heart-stopping ultimate twists in her struggle for freedom, and her hopes for the future.

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Download E-books Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat PDF

By Dan Hampton

Action-packed and breathtakingly real, Viper Pilot is the electrifying memoir of 1 of the main embellished F-16 pilots in American heritage: U.S. Air strength Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton, who served for two decades, flying missions within the Iraq battle, the Kosovo clash, and the 1st Gulf War.

Both an extraordinary investigate the elite international of fighter pilots and an exhilarating first-person account of latest air strive against, Viper Pilot soars—a precise tale of braveness, ability, and dedication that might thrill U.S. specific Forces buffs, aviation and army historical past aficionados, and enthusiasts of the novels of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown.

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Download E-books Summer at Tiffany PDF

By Marjorie Hart

New York urban, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and her ally, Marty Garrett, arrive clean from the Kappa apartment on the collage of Iowa hoping to discover summer season positions as shopgirls. grew to become clear of the pinnacle shops, they miraculously locate jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co., changing into the 1st girls to ever paintings at the revenues flooring, a diamond-filled day task replete with Tiffany-blue shirtwaist attire from Bonwit Teller's—and the envy of all their friends.

Looking again on that magical time in her lifestyles, Marjorie takes us again to while she and Marty rubbed elbows with the wealthy and well-known, pinched pennies to consume on the Automat, skilled nightlife at los angeles Martinique, and danced away their weekends with speeding midshipmen. among being dazzled through Judy Garland's honeymoon stopover at to Tiffany, celebrating VJ Day in instances sq., and mingling with Café society, she fell in love, discovered unforgettable classes, made vital judgements that might swap her destiny, and created the extraordinary stories she now stocks with we all.

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Download E-books Breathing Machine, A Memoir of Computers PDF

By Leigh Alexander

What if there have been an international larger than the only you could touch?

Leigh Alexander recounts a stormy formative years along the mysterious early net. From the surrealism of early games to uncooked connections remodeled primitive newsgroups, from intercourse bots to Sailor Moon, Alexander in detail captures a depressing frontier age.

Leigh Alexander writes approximately games, interactive leisure, and diverse different issues. As longtime editor-at-large for online game web site Gamasutra, she contributes editorial, feedback, pattern research and interviews with builders. Her per 30 days column in part journal offers with cultural concerns surrounding the enterprise of video games and the folk who play them. Her column at Kotaku is more odd. In a great way, probably.

Her positive aspects look at Polygon and Boing Boing, and he or she loves to write approximately emotions and social media at inspiration Catalog. She was once NYLON men’ video games editor, did a biweekly column at Vice’s Creators undertaking keen on neat traits in autonomous online game improvement, and has contributed to Slate, the recent Inquiry, stressed out, the hot Statesman, The mum or dad, the Columbia Journalism assessment, Paste, Rock Paper Shotgun, and various others.

She usually speaks at meetings with specific realization to video games for social stable, feminism and elevated variety in tech areas, the place she often talks with an way over velocity. She swears it’s pushed by way of enthusiasm. again within the day she as soon as led a whole convention summit on avatar-based interplay in digital spaces.

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Download E-books Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay PDF

By Matt McGinn

With a foreword through the band and particular images by way of their bassist, this backstage, on-the-road account of Matt McGinn's existence as a roadie describes touring with Coldplay, a band on the top in their success
 

Stuffed with insightful and authoritative journey tales approximately day-by-day roadie tasks, this is an insider's consultant to what it ability to dwell and paintings with international superstars on the planet of rock 'n' roll. This memoir covers the activity, the line, the gigs, the band, the relationships, the celebrity, the failing gear, and the chilly beers after an excellent express. As Coldplay strikes from membership gigs to arenas and stadiums all over the world, Matt is going with them; faking it as a band member on U.S. talk shows, flirting with Kylie, saving a existence on a French dual carriageway, or even pitching in with the bizarre guitar riff within the studio. stories of hurricanes and warmth waves, helicopter chases and personal jets, plectrum hunters and projectiles all come jointly as Matt explains in his specified way—and whatever the mountain (and equipment) to move—that the convey should always pass on.

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Download E-books A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

On the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor trigger from the center of London on an epic journey—to stroll to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the wealthy account of his adventures so far as Hungary, and then Between the Woods and the Water maintains the tale to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s publication explores a notable second in time. Hitler has simply come to energy yet conflict continues to be forward, as he walks via a Europe quickly to be without end changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, during the baroque is still of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and right down to the Danube.

instantaneously a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a trip, and a blinding exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts is additionally a portrait of a continent already displaying ominous indicators of the holocaust to come back.

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Download E-books Touch and Go: A Memoir PDF

By Studs Terkel

The remarkable, extensively praised memoir—"a masterpiece a couple of lifestyles which itself is a type of masterpiece" (Oliver Sacks)

Chosen as a most sensible publication of the yr in 2007 through the Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly, and Playboy, Studs Terkel's memoir Touch and Go is "history from a hugely own standpoint, by means of person who has helped make it" (Kirkus).

Terkel takes us via his formative years and into his early experiences—as a legislations pupil through the melancholy, as a tender theatergoer, and finally as an actor himself on either radio and the stage—offering an excellent and infrequently hilarious portrait of Chicago within the Twenties and '30s. Describing his beginnings as a disc jockey after international conflict II, his involvement with innovative politics through the McCarthy period, and later his occupation as an interviewer and oral historian, contact and pass is a testomony to Terkel's "generosity of spirit, experience of social justice and dedication to catch on his ever current tape recorder the voices of these who differently wouldn't be heard" (The long island occasions ebook Review). it's a magnificent lifetime success from the guy the Washington publish has known as "the such a lot uncommon oral historian of our time."

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