category: Adult's Books
IN THE PALACE OF SHADOW AND JOY – Save the Singer, Save the World!
Your roommate keeps piling crap on your side of the room. It’s the day before Christmas break and your ride home ditches you. Your knee gives out and you lose your baseball scholarship. Halfway through your final semester, you realize you’re a credit short of graduating. And all you can think is . . . WTF?
Like Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School, we’re heading to campus to lend a helping hand to all those college kids who can’t quite make the grade. Inside they’ll find hilarious solutions to all the obstacles that lie between them and that elusive diploma. From indecisions about major selection to problems picking up that hot classmate to cramming for finals, this book covers all the awful, awkward, and annoying instances that would have college students IMing, posting, or texting: “WTF?” Be it in the dorm room or classroom, during finals week or spring break, campus’s most f*#!-ed-up situations are handled in this entertaining step-by-step guide.
As if your HR Department didn’t have enough to worry about, WTF? is holding its own office orientation. From dealing with workplace politics and romancing coworkers to climbing the success ladder or getting canned, WTF? Work shows you how to handle the daily lows of holding down a j-o-b.
Whether you’re sitting in the cubes or in the corner office, working the counter or bussing the tables, WTF? provides an employee handbook that’s actually worth reading. It leaves the PC stuff to the professionals and instead delivers some not-safe-for-work advice for when your job has you saying, “WTF?”
You order a large coffee with milk and two sugars at the drive thru, and wind up with a large black—decaf. You go to save the presentation that’s taken you all week to complete—only to discover it’s corrupt. Your bank slaps you with a $25 charge for overdrafting 25 cents… And all you can think is…WTF? Luckily for you, this book fills in the blanks and gives you humorous ideas for what to do when life makes them say, “what the f*#!?” Step by step, the authors take readers through inventively therapeutic, sometimes illegal, always hilarious solutions to life’s many problematic situations. Whether it happens at the office or at home, out on the town or in the bedroom, life’s most f*#!’ed-up situations are covered in this entertaining guide. Rather than turn lemons into lemonade, this book spits lemon juice into life’s eye and gives it a good kick to the junk.
JUST CANT GET ENOUGH: Toys, Games and Other Stuff from the ’80s that Rocked
In this fond trip down memory lane, Just Can’t Get Enough celebrates all the awesome products kids collected, begged their parents for, threw tantrums about, and obsessed over in the 1980s. From Hit Stix to Hungry, Hungry Hippos, My Little Pony to My Buddy, this book has all the toys and games that made the ’80s one of the gnarliest decades of the century.
Packed with colorful photographs and illustrations and written in an entertaining, irreverent style, Just Can’t Get Enough is filled with personal anecdotes, funny facts, and random trivia, along with special features like the Redonkulous Meter, which measures how beyond ridiculous each product truly was. Hilarious and original, this book is a must-have for anyone who ever snuggled with their Care Bear, staged epic battles between He-Man and Skeletor, played with their Lite-Brite for hours, or all of the above.
OPERATION IRAQ FREEDOM: 22 Historic Days in Words and Pictures
Operation Iraqi Freedom, written and produced by NBC News, presents a chronological narrative of reporting from the field supplemented by interviews and anchored broadcasts from Qatar, Kuwait, and the United States. The book includes a Foreword by Tom Brokaw, an Introduction by an NBC military expert, and a special dedication to fallen colleague David Bloom.
Thousands of hours of images and words have been molded into a concise, eloquent summary of the historic events of the conflict, further enhanced by the photographic and video record. The DVD contains approximately 2 hours of live coverage of the war broadcast by NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC.
THIS IS TODAY: A Window on Our Times
For 50 years “Today” on NBC has captivated the nation with its winning combination of news broadcasts, rich features, cultural updates, and morning levity. Once hooked, many fans have come to rely on this institution for timely information about themselves, the country, and the world. Now, This is Today provides the first-ever in-depth retrospective of the show’s magical formula. Readers will find the complete “Today” story, from the days of pioneer host Dave Garroway to the winning style of one of America’s most trusted commentator teams: Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. They’ll relive historic moments in news and relish some of the most colorful personalities to cross the national stage. A DVD packaged with the book, containing more than three hours of memorable broadcasts with classic interviews and great events, promises to provide the same multimedia experience for book buyers themselves.
Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored
Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored gives a tantalizing peak at all of the hilarious secrets behind the creation of this groundbreaking TV show. In-depth interviews with the creators and crew reveal how the show goes from concept to script to screen each week, season to season. The cast share their favorite moments, dish about their roundabout journeys to “Will & Grace,” and talk about the ways in which they and their characters have developed over the life of the show.
A lavishly illustrated episode guide discloses lost scenes, last-minute line changes, and other juicy details. There’s also plenty of scoop on high profile guest stars, recurring characters, and other interesting personalities who’ve dated, dumped, crossed, or otherwise shared airtime with the ensemble.