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American Parent

Author: Sam Apple
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780345465047
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The author describes his journey into fatherhood and how new parents can become bewildered by the amount of baby products, classes, and fads surrounding them.

The Saddest Toilet In The World

Author: Sam Apple
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481451227
Size: 72.59 MB
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In a cheeky and hilarious picture book, author Sam Apple and illustrator Sam Ricks share a silly story about the potty-training experience…from the toilet’s point of view! Danny would sit anywhere and everywhere: a comfy couch, a bean bag chair, his mom’s lap, a playground swing. The one place Danny wouldn’t sit? The toilet. When the pain of rejection becomes too much, the toilet does what any self-respecting toilet would do: He leaves home. In Sam Apple’s rollicking children’s book debut, with illustrations by Sam Ricks, it’s boy vs. bowl in a hilarious contest of wills.

Schlepping Through The Alps

Author: Sam Apple
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307490521
Size: 61.70 MB
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Hans Breuer, Austria’s only wandering shepherd, is also a Yiddish folksinger. He walks the Alps, shepherd’s stick in hand, singing lullabies to his 625 sheep. Sometimes he even gives concerts in historically anti-Semitic towns, showing slides of the flock as he belts out Yiddish ditties. When New York-based writer Sam Apple hears about this one-of-a-kind eccentric, he flies overseas and signs on as a shepherd’s apprentice. For thoroughly urban, slightly neurotic Sam, stumbling along in borrowed boots and burdened with a lot more baggage than his backpack, the task is far from a walk in Central Park. Demonstrating no immediate natural talent for shepherding, he tries to earn the respect of Breuer’s sheep, while keeping a safe distance from the shepherd’s fierce herding dogs. As this strange and hilarious adventure unfolds, the unlikely duo of Sam and Hans meander through a paradise of woods and high meadows toward awkward encounters with Austrians of many stripes. Apple is determined to find out if there are really as many anti-Semites in Austria as he fears and to understand how Hans, who grew up fighting the lingering Nazism in Vienna, became a wandering shepherd. What Apple discovers turns out to be far more fascinating than he had imagined. With this odd and wonderful book, Sam Apple joins the august tradition of Tony Horwitz and Bill Bryson. Schlepping Through the Alps is as funny as it is moving. From the Hardcover edition.

Here Lies Linc

Author: Delia Ray
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375867570
Size: 74.56 MB
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While researching a rumored-to-be-haunted grave for a local history project, twelve-year-old Lincoln Crenshaw unearths some startling truths about his own family.

Gone With The Mind

Author: Mark Leyner
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316323253
Size: 33.90 MB
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The blazingly inventive, fictional autobiography of Mark Leyner, one of America's "rare, true original voices." (Gary Shteyngart) Dizzyingly brilliant and raucously funny, GONE WITH THE MIND is the story of Mark Leyner's life, told as only Mark Leyner can. In this utterly unconventional, autobiographical novel, Mark Leyner gives a reading in the food court of a mall. Besides Mark's mother, who's driven him to the mall and introduces him before he begins, and a few employees of fast food chain Panda Express who ask a handful of questions, the reading is completely without audience. The action of GONE WITH THE MIND takes place exclusively at the food court, but the territory covered on these pages has no bounds. Existential, self-aware, and very much concerned with the relationship between a complicated mother and an even more complicated son, Leyner's story--with its bold, experimental structure--is a moving work of genius.

The Sinking Of The Odradek Stadium

Author: Harry Mathews
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9781564782076
Size: 27.18 MB
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'The Sinking of Odradek Stadium' is a comedy composed of an exchange of letters between a husband living in the Miami of the not-too-distant future and his wife living in an Italy of the not-too-remote past. He is Zachary McCaltex, an overweight, emotional intellectual - or in any event a librarian. She is the charming Twang Panattapam, a woman discovered by Zachary in PanNam, a Southeast-Asian country that was once an Italian Colony. Together they are trying to make their fortune by tracing the whereabouts of a treasure supposedly lost off the coast of Florida in the sixteenth century. Once the epistolary convention is accepted, the novel unfolds with demonic logic. The two protagonists infect each other with enthusiasm and doubt, until a lost letter subverts their exchange.

Kitten For A Day

Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756990084
Size: 80.63 MB
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Can a puppy be a kitten? This puppy thinks he can, so he tumbles, mews, scampers and plays with four other kitties in this sweet story about friendship. Full-color illustrations.

Anarchist Periodicals In English Published In The United States 1833 1955

Author: Ernesto A. Longa
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810872552
Size: 35.46 MB
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In the 19th and 20th centuries, dozens of anarchist publications appeared throughout the United States despite limited financial resources, a pestering and censorial postal department, and persistent harassment, arrest, and imprisonment by the State. Such works energetically advocated a stateless society built upon individual liberty and voluntary cooperation. In Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833-1955): An Annotated Guide, Ernesto A. Longa provides a glimpse into the doctrines of these publications. This volume highlights the articles, reports, manifestos, and creative works of anarchists and left libertarians who were dedicated to propagandizing against authoritarianism, sham democracy, wage and sex slavery, and race prejudice. In the survey are nearly 100 newspapers produced throughout North America. For each entry, the following information is provided: title, issues examined, subtitle, editor, publication information, including location and frequency of publication, contributors, features and subjects, preceding and succeeding titles and an OCLC number to facilitate the identification of owning libraries via a WorldCat search. Excerpts from a selection of articles are provided to convey both the ideological orientation and rhetorical style of each paper's editors and contributors. Finally, special attention is given to highlighting the scope of anarchist involvement in combating obscenity and labor laws that abridged the right to freely circulate reform papers through the mails, speak on street corners, and assemble in union halls.

Solve Your Child S Sleep Problems

Author: Richard Ferber
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448175216
Size: 39.57 MB
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Dr Richard Ferber has been helping families sleep soundly for over 30 years. Now he shares his essential advice and proven techniques to help your baby, toddler or child get the best night's sleep. He explains how to help your child: - enjoy his or her bedtime routine - fall asleep quickly and easily - self-settle if he or she wakes in the night - sleep peacefully all night long - go down easily for daytime naps Ferber’s approach is clear and reassuring, and includes guidance on schedules, bedtime routines, naps, feeds, problems with colic and daily rhythms as well as a gentle ‘progressive waiting’ routine to help your child self-settle. He also offers advice for older children experiencing sleepwalking, sleep apnea, bed-wetting or night-time fears. Internationally renowned for its practical advice and concrete solutions, this book is a must-read for every parent who wishes their child could sleep more soundly.