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The Way I Heard It

Written By: Mike Rowe
  • ID Book : 1982130865
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Genre : History
  • Reads : 563
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : the-way-i-heard-it.pdf

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In this New York Times bestselling must-read, executive producer and host of Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of personal memories, ruminations, and insights that will leave you captivated. The Way I Heard It presents thirty-five mysteries “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Every one is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains—they’re all here, waiting to shake your hand, hoping you’ll remember them. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic—a memoir full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own remarkable life and career.

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  • File Pdf: it-s-a-funny-thing-how-the-professional-comedy-business-made-me-fat-bald.pdf

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In this chronicle of one person’s poignant and harrowing road to fulfillment, Mike celebrates his chosen life in the comedy business with personal tales of romantic calamities, celebrity run-ins, professional misfortunes, and triumphs. He reinforces the notion that you can accomplish (almost) anything you want if you’re willing to get your ass kicked along the way. It’s a Funny Thing solidifies Michael Rowe’s reputation as not just an all around nice guy, but also a skilled observer in self, the human condition, and dogged perseverance. MICHAEL ROWE, a former comedian now comedy writer/producer, has been nominated for six Emmys for his work on Futurama and Family Guy, earning one along the way. Mike’s also been nominated for two Annie Awards, earning two; a Writers Guild Award, and a Gemini Award. He has earned a Webby Award for his original animated series The Paranormal Action Squad. His writing has also appeared in Vanity Fair magazine. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, twin sons and a silly dog named Marty Allen. “If you’ve ever had any interest in comedians, like what went wrong in our lives to make us so deeply disturbed, you will devour Mike Rowe’s insightful, personal, and yes, very funny book. Such a great read for smart people—and morons will like it, too.” — Larry David “During long, grueling nights working way too late in the writers’ room, when everyone had grown snarly and surly and silent, Mike would continue to pepper us with hilarious jokes. He was that cruel. And now he’s written a book that’s not only funny, but also sweet and sensitive. What is it with this guy?” — Matt Groening “Why would I want to read Mike’s book that highlights the struggles of coming up the ranks in the New York comedy club scene? I was there with him! I could write that book myself!!Then I read it and realized...I can’t write like this! Son of a bitch.” —Ray Romano “Having witnessed only a part of Mike’s life, I can tell you the whole thing is a doozy of a read. He is as much a fan of comedy as he is a fixture in it. The best always are.” — Sarah Silverman “We expected Mike Rowe to be a dick because he’s a big fancy Hollywood guy and he doesn’t smoke dope, and we weren’t wrong. But the book is pretty [email protected] funny.” — The Trailer Park Boys

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

By Patricia A. Turner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 9780520915572
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 795
  • File Pdf: i-heard-it-through-the-grapevine.pdf

Book Summary:

This book divides into two basic parts. In Chapters 1 and 2 I discuss historical examples of "rumor" discourse and suggest whey many blacks have--for good reason--channeled beliefs about race relations into familiar formulae, ones developed as early as the time of the first contact between sub-Saharan Africans and European white. Then in Chapters 3-7 it explores the continuation of these issues in late-twentieth-century African-American rumors and contemporary legends, using examples collected in the field. Because Turner was able to monitor these contemporary legends as they unfolded and played themselves out, rigorous analysis was possible. What follows, then, is an examination of the themes common to these contemporary items and related historical ones, and an explanation for their persistence. Concerns about conspiracy, contamination, cannibalism, and castration--perceived threats to individual black bodies, which are then translated into animosity toward the race as a whole--run through nearly four hundred years of black contemporary legend material and prove remarkable tenacious.

Music Is History

By Questlove
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Isbn : 1647001846
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 157
  • File Pdf: music-is-history.pdf

Book Summary:

Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years. Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapes- try, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. And these critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan, and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America.

Educated

By Tara Westover
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1443452505
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 139
  • File Pdf: educated.pdf

Book Summary:

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

The Bad Samaritan

By William Campbell Gault
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453273360
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: the-bad-samaritan.pdf

Book Summary:

Newly rich, married, and bored, Brock investigates an upper-class tragedy Private detective Brock Callahan, onetime star of the Los Angeles Rams, is racing toward a touchdown when the morgue’s phone call wakes him up. His only rich relative, Uncle Homer, has just flown through the windshield of his midlife-crisis Ferrari, and Brock will never have to work again. The private detective hangs up his license, marries his longtime girlfriend, and decamps for the California hills—where he finds life among the nouveau riche to be duller than he ever imagined. However, there is one old lady—the quick-witted Maude Marner—who charms the old jock. But the day after she drops hints that she might have some work for him, she is found dead, having choked to death on her car’s exhaust in a gruesome apparent suicide. As Brock digs into the dark corners of upper-crust suburbia, he finds that no matter how you dress it up, murder is always déclassé. The Bad Samaritan is the 8th book in the Brock Callahan Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Castle of Otranto

By Horace Walpole
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 019100961X
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 333
  • File Pdf: the-castle-of-otranto.pdf

Book Summary:

'Look, my lord! See heaven itself declares against your impious intentions!' The Castle of Otranto (1764) is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic fiction. It inaugurated a literary genre that will be forever associated with the effects that Walpole pioneered. Professing to be a translation of a mysterious Italian tale from the darkest Middle Ages, the novel tells of Manfred, prince of Otranto, whose fear of an ancient prophecy sets him on a course of destruction. After the grotesque death of his only son, Conrad, on his wedding day, Manfred determines to marry the bride-to-be. The virgin Isabella flees through a castle riddled with secret passages. Chilling coincidences, ghostly visitations, arcane revelations, and violent combat combine in a heady mix that terrified the novel's first readers. In this new edition Nick Groom examines the reasons for its extraordinary impact and the Gothic culture from which it sprang. The Castle of Otranto was a game-changer, and Walpole the writer who paved the way for modern horror exponents. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Uphill Climb

By B. M. Bower
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1609775465
  • Pages : 137
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 516
  • File Pdf: the-uphill-climb.pdf

Book Summary:

B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West. This is one of her stories.

Peril Is My Pay

By Stephen Marlowe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453252525
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 915
  • File Pdf: peril-is-my-pay.pdf

Book Summary:

In Rome for the Olympics, Drum witnesses an assassination When he was in college, Kyle Ryder picked up athletic records effortlessly. Now he picks up girls. An Olympic-quality javelin thrower, he has recently fallen for a Czechoslovakian Amazon named Hilda, whose weapon of choice is the discus. On the eve of the Rome summer Olympics, Kyle’s father hires private detective Chester Drum to follow his son. He doesn’t mind the girl—it’s her Soviet handlers who make him nervous. The Olympic torch hasn’t even been lit when their love affair takes its first casualty. Their Italian go-between, Signor Mozzoni, is crossing the street when a Citroën runs him down. With their protector dead, Kyle and his girlfriend vanish. If Drum doesn’t find the missing athletes quickly, the Soviet trainers will give them a workout from which they’ll never recover.

Conversations With The Dead

By David Gans
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Isbn : 0786730951
  • Pages : 420
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 909
  • File Pdf: conversations-with-the-dead.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of interviews—some vintage, some recent, and some brand-new—Conversations with the Dead is the first (and only) book in which the Grateful Dead speak in their own words about their music and their lives. David Gans, a self-professed Deadhead and host of "The Grateful Dead Hour," asked Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and the rest of the band the questions their fans would have asked if given the chance. And Gans reaches far beyond the musicians, talking with such often-overlooked key players as the recording engineer, sound man, and road crew—those who have had the coveted opportunity to witness the Dead's decades of music-making. This updated and expanded edition includes a rare, never-before-published interview with Seastones composer Ned Lagin and a new introduction by the author. With a readable combination of intensity, inquisitiveness, and candor, Gans has created an unprecedented portrait of a band who, after more than thirty years of music-making, has earned a unique place in American culture.

Eft Meditations

By Lena Chen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 1466991658
  • Pages :
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 599
  • File Pdf: eft-meditations.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you have issues that you wish to work on, but find yourself lacking the words to describe how you feel while doing EFT? Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a revolutionary self-help, energy, and psychological tool known for its easy application and relatively quick results. Presenting a compilation of author Lena Chen's best newsletter writings between 2009 and 2013, this inspiring volume seeks to help anyone interested in learning more about EFT. These techniques have been endorsed by scientists and medical doctors as well as renowned spiritual and self-help teachers such as Jack Canfield and Deepak Chopra. Based upon a powerful combination of ancient principles of Chinese acupressure and modern psychology, EFT is used by millions of people around the world-because it works! EFT Meditations is intended for new and experienced EFT users, professionals and laypeople, and anyone who may need a little boost in life-for peace, love, and inspiration. This guide can help users find the support they need in their lives. Consisting of fifty-two chapters on different topics such as health, money, relationships, love, and enlightenment, EFT Meditations guides you to meditate upon important concerns in your life, so that you may practice EFT on a deeper level for profound change and transformation.

The Devil's Dollar

By Lenora Stewart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781469117614
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 664
  • File Pdf: the-devil-s-dollar.pdf

Book Summary:

Evil in its purest form. A man who cuts a trail of death, but leaves no footprints, no clues. Investigator Ben Masterson knows no man is perfect and that somewhere, some day the killer will make a mistake. When he does, Ben will trail him to the ends of the earth, if necessary, and bring him down. Or die trying. When two FBI agents are brutally executed in an apartment leased by a convent, Ben cant say No, when a nun and childhood friend asks him to take the case, never imagining it will send him hurtling to a face-off with a serial killer and child rapist and come to a dramatic end in a battle that will leave only one of them standing. Along the way to the face-off with this monster, Ben learns love is not always what it seems, that good is not always completely pure, and evil sometimes contains a kernel of white light. Most importantly, he learns just how far hell go to bring down a killer. As far as it takes even if that means making a bargain with the devil himself.

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