Recommended by the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Book Riot, BuzzFeed, Bust, LitHub, The Millions, HelloGiggles, and UrbanDaddy “The author you need to read now.” (Chicago Tribune) “To say this collection is transgressive, provocative, and brilliant is simply to tell you the truth.” (Roxane Gay, author of Hunger and Bad Feminist) Smart, humorous, and strikingly original essays by one of “America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time.” (Rebecca Traister) In these eight piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom - award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed - embraces her venerated role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society. Ideas and identity fuse effortlessly in this vibrant collection that on bookshelves is just as at home alongside Rebecca Solnit and bell hooks as it is beside Jeff Chang and Janet Mock. It also fills an important void on those very shelves: a modern black American feminist voice waxing poetic on self and society, serving up a healthy portion of clever prose and southern aphorisms as she covers everything from Saturday Night Live, LinkedIn, and BBQ Becky to sexual violence, infant mortality, and Trump rallies. Thick speaks fearlessly to a range of topics and is far more genre-bending than a typical compendium of personal essays. An intrepid intellectual force hailed by the likes of Trevor Noah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Oprah, Tressie McMillan Cottom is “among America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time” (Rebecca Traister). This stunning debut collection - in all its intersectional glory - mines for meaning in places many of us miss, and reveals precisel 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tressie McMillan Cottom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051836/bk_adbl_051836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Rape of the Lock and Other Major Writings The Rape of the Lock and Other Major Writings is a collection of Alexander Pope’s greatest works, edited with an introduction by Leo Damrosch in Penguin Classics. Alexander Pope was the greatest English poet of his age, whose acerbic insights into human nature have entered the language, and whose verse still astonishes with its energy and inventiveness centuries after his death. This new selection of Pope’s work follows the path of his poetic genius over his lifetime. It contains early poems including the masterly mock-epic ‘The Rape of the Lock‘, which satirizes a notorious society scandal through glorious heroic couplets, the brilliantly aphoristic ‘An Essay on Criticism‘ and excerpts from his translation of the Iliad. Later poems represented include Pope’s ironic adaptations of Horace’s Epistles, Satires and Odes, and the remarkable ‘Dunciad‘, a stinging attack on his literary rivals and the mediocrity of Grub Street hacks. Here too are selected prose works and letters from Pope to his contemporaries such as John Gay and Jonathan Swift. This edition contains a wide-ranging introduction that elucidates Pope’s life, poetic art and contemporary contexts, as well as separate introductions to each piece, a chronology, further reading, a biography and extensive notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. About author(s) Alexander Pope was born in 1688 in London, England. His father, a linen merchant, moved his family to Binfield in Windsor Forest after the Glorious Revolution of 1688, where Pope received little schooling, educating himself largely through reading. At the age of twelve, Pope contracted a tubercular infection, never growing taller than four feet, six inches, and suffered from curvature of the spine and constant headaches. He came to public notice on the publication of “Pastorals” in Jacob Tonson’s Miscellany (1709), Essay on Criticism (1711), and gained much notoriety and acclaim for The Rape of the Lock (1712). By 1713, Pope had befriended Jonathan Swift, John Gay, Thomas Parnell, and Dr. John Arbuthnot, and together they formed the “Scriblerus Club” which indirectly contributed to such works as Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and Pope’s own Dunciad (1728), as well as the Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus (1741). Pope’s translation of the Iliad (1715-1720) and the Odyssey (1725-1726) earned him financial success, as well as critical praise. Working jointly with Swift, they published Miscellanies (1727-1732), an obvious parody of writers, which was ill received. Pope answered again with a personal satire, the famous Dunciad. He attempted a survey of human nature, completing Essay on Man (1733), and Mortal Essays both reminiscent of the satire for which Pope had become so famous. Imitations of Horace (1733-1738) a parody of the contemporary social and political scene, and his “pirated” letters, which he had devised to be published, would be his last works. Pope died in 1744 and was buried in Twickenham Church. He left the epic verse Brutus incomplete.
Christmas - when we hear that word our minds conjure up memories as intimate as we are individuals. Whether it be a large family gathering with siblings, cousins and friends sharing gifts, food and laughter or it be that season of loneliness after some great loss. We not only remember the time we also feel it. Christmas more that any other season touches our soul. From a young child, we know we celebrate something special on that day. As adults we endure the preparations, recoil at the materialism or perhaps even mock the traditions but underneath all our business and sophistication we wish that we could go back to those Christmas mornings when we felt 'God is in His heaven and all is right with the world.' These stories rekindle those feelings. This collection of stories remind us once again that Christmas transcends the birthday of Jesus. Perhaps this is one of the reasons God did not record the specific day of Christ's birth. From a baby abandoned in a snow storm to a rebellious teenager forced to sheep sit while his brothers go off to witness a miracle, the compilation deals with the essence of Christmas - love and redemption. Sometimes with the fun of talking animals and children being themselves and at other times with the seriousness of war and death, the author transports us into the lives of people not too different from the reader who learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Pro Web Project Management is a collection of hard-won lessons the authors have learned managing modern web projects with small and medium budgets in a consulting environment. This isn't a book about project management theory. Pro Web Project Management tells how to create real deliverables, get answers from indecisive clients, manage wayward programmers, and use checklists to wow clients. This book is made up of real examples, real lessons, real documents, and real tips woven together into a step-by-step walkthrough of a project's life cycle. Pro Web Project Management is written for both the full-time project manager and the aspiring project manager who might have a role that blends client support, web development, and project management. The project budget sweet spot for this book is $50,000 to $500,000. If you manage a project in this space, reading this book will make you a better project manager. * Learn how to manage a modern web project with a budget of $50,000 to $500,000 * Get actionable tips on dealing with real project management challenges * Learn the simple, defined process - refined over the years - to take simple and complex projects from proposal to successful launch What you'll learn * How to run an effective meeting * How to write scopes of work that lead to successful projects * How to create awesome screen mock-ups and wire frames * How to use checklists to ensure successful project launches * How to create deliverables like site maps, agendas, technical specifications, and requirements documents * How to keep developers on track without micro-managing Who this book is for Pro Web Project Management is for project managers, project managers in training, and client sponsors that need real advice, tips, and guidance on small and medium-sized projects. It's an excellent choice for consulting organizations that build web sites and web applications for clients. Table of Contents * The Project Lifecycle * The Project Definition & Scope of Work * Meetings, Meetings, Meetings * Discovery and Requirements * Project Schedule & Budgeting * Running the Project * Technical Specification * Development * Quality Assurance & Testing * Deployment * Support and Operations
The collected poems of the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland One of the best-known lines in literature-'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe'-comes from Lewis Carroll's poetry, which he wrote throughout his life to amuse himself and to give pleasure to his friends and family. This marvelous collection celebrates the full range of his verse-his nonsense, parodies, burlesques, and more-and includes such enduringly wonderful pieces as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter,' 'The Mock Turtle's Song,' and 'Father William' alongside the brilliantly playful 'Jabberwocky.' For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
A collection of eclectic vegetarian and vegan recipes for singles as well as lone vegetarians in meat-eating households, from the beloved James Beard award-winning Washington Post editor and author of Serve Yourself. Whether you're a single vegetarian, an omnivore who's looking to incorporate more vegetables in your life, or a lone vegetarian in a meat-eating household, you know the frustrations of trying to shop, plan, and cook for one. With Eat Your Vegetables, award-winning food editor of The Washington Post and author of the popular column Cooking for One, Joe Yonan serves up a tasty book about the joys of solo vegetarian cooking. With 80 satisfying and globally-inspired vegetarian, vegan, and flexitarian recipes such as Spinach Enchiladas, Spicy Basil Tofu Fried Rice, and One-Peach Crisp with Cardamom and Honey, Yonan arms single vegetarians with easy and tasty meal options that get beyond the expected. In addition to Yonan's fail-proof recipes, Eat Your Vegetables offers practical information on shopping for, storing, and reusing ingredients, as well as essays on a multitude of meatless topics, including moving beyond mock meat and the evolution of vegetarian restaurants. The perfect book for anyone looking to expand their vegetarian and produce-based repertoire, Yonan's charming, personable voice and unfussy cooking style encourage home cooks-both new and experienced-to take control in the kitchen and craft delicious veggie-centric meals for one.
Desani, born in Kenya, educated in India and currently a professor at the University of Texas, offers his first book in some 40 years: 23 stories and fables, along with a dramatic prose poem, that range from bleakness to ironic comedy and from supernatural tales to highly mannered satires. The prose poem - which tells the story of 'Hali,' who loves Rooh, whose death plunges Hall into grief and a mystical journey - is most noteworthy as an example of private mythology turned into accessible invocation. The supernatural element in many of the other fictions is strong: 'The Valley of Lions,' for example, is short and visionary; 'Mephisto's Daughter' concerns a narrator who has access to 'Old Ugly's daughter'; and 'The Lama Arupa' follows the holy man of the title through 'several states of consciousness' after his death until he returns as a chicken. 'The Merchant of Kisingarh' is told by a deceased merchant speaking through his son, a sometime medium. These pieces manage to be both wry and penetrating by turns, while 'The Last Long Letter' - an epistolary tale about a daughter sent away to meet her future groom, a boy who turns out to be visionary - is consistently bittersweet. 'A Border Incident,' more traditional, tells of a man punished (mildly) for deserting his post to save a boy's life. Desani also offers a mock lecture ('Rudyard Kipling's Evaluation of His Own Mother') on one of Kipling's more ludicrous compositions, and he closes with the phantasmagoric 'The Mandatory Interview of the Dean' - a madcap satire of bureaucracy and officiousness offered up in a style that is rich and frothily indulgent. A varied collection, impressive in its use of religious and personal mythology - and lushly descriptive of a sensibility and a culture that is part English, part Indian, and uniquely Desani's own. (Kirkus Reviews)
The Futurian Society was founded in 1938 by thirteen science fiction fans; it never numbered more than twenty, including wives, girl friends and hangers-on; yet out of this small group came seven of the most famous names in science fiction: Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Damon Knight, Cyril Kornbluth, Judith Merril, Frederik Pohl and Donald A. Wollheim. Brilliant, eccentric and poor, the Futurians invented their own subculture, with its communal dwellings, its folklore, songs and games, even its own mock religion. In later years many of them became influential novelists, editors, anthologists, literary agents and publishers. The author has interviewed ten of the surviving Futurians and has traced down the widow of one member whose tragic fate was unknown until now. Drawing on correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and amateur publications (including a collection of Futurian wall newspapers which had wound up in Australia), he has written a fascinating narrative of the early days of the Futurians, the feuds and lawsuits that divided them, and their later careers.
A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers's inspiring collection of profiles&#8212;along with Senator Cory Booker's stirring foreword&#8212;will inspire readers of all ages to stand up for what's right. You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world. Before they were activists, they were just like you and me. From Frederick Douglass to Malala Yousafzai, Joan of Arc to John Lewis, Susan B. Anthony to Janet Mock&#8212;these remarkable figures show us what it means to take a stand and say no to injustice, even when it would be far easier to stay quiet. Resist profiles men and women who resisted tyranny, fought the odds, and stood up to bullies that threatened to harm their communities. Along with their portraits and most memorable quotes, their stories will inspire you to speak out and rise up&#8212;every single day.