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Elements of wit - mastering the art of being interesting by Errett, Benjamin, author.

Elements of wit - mastering the art of being interesting

"Got wit? We've all been in that situation where we need to say something clever, but innocuous; smart enough to show some intelligence, without showing off; something funny, but not a joke. What we need in that moment is wit- that sparkling combination of charm, humor, confidence, and most of all, the right words at the right time. Elements of Wit is an engaging book that brings together the greatest wits of our time, and previous ones from Oscar Wilde to Nora Ephron, Winston Churchill to Chris

Oct 17, 2014
The elements of eloquence - secrets of the perfect turn of phrase by Forsyth, Mark, author.

The elements of eloquence - secrets of the perfect turn of phrase

Oct 17, 2014
Ed Sheeran - A Visual Journey by Sheeran, Ed/ Butah, Phillip (CON)

Ed Sheeran - A Visual Journey

Oct 17, 2014
Drivel - deliciously bad writing by your favorite authors by Scott, Julia (EDT)

Drivel - deliciously bad writing by your favorite authors

"Gillian Flynn, Mary Roach, Dave Eggers, Rick Moody, Chuck Palahniuk...the list goes on. They all sucked once, and they all have the guts to share some of their crappiest early work in Drivel: an uplifting bit of voyeurism, based on the sold-out "Regreturature" stage shows in San Francisco, and brought to you by Litquake and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Within these pages you'll find abstruse and esoteric poetry (bad); incoherent and illogical short stories (worse); bumfuzzling proto-journ

Oct 17, 2014
Do zombies dream of undead sheep? - a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain by Verstynen, Timothy, 1978- author.

Do zombies dream of undead sheep? - a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain

"Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? In Do Zombies Dream of Undead She

Oct 17, 2014
DMT and the soul of prophecy - a new science of spiritual revelation in the Hebrew Bible by Strassman, Rick, 1952-

DMT and the soul of prophecy - a new science of spiritual revelation in the Hebrew Bible

"Naturally occurring DMT may produce prophecy-like states of consciousness and thus represent a bridge between biology and religious experience"--

Oct 17, 2014
The divine art of dying - how to live well while dying by Speerstra, Karen.

The divine art of dying - how to live well while dying

A guide to end-of-life decisions combines personal stories with research on palliative and hospice care.

Oct 17, 2014
The days between - blessings, poems, and directions of the heart for the Jewish High Holiday season = Yamim she-ben le-ven - berakhot shiriim, ṿe-khavanot ha-lev la-ʻAśeret yeme teshuvah by Falk, Marcia, author.

The days between - blessings, poems, and directions of the heart for the Jewish High Holiday season = Yamim she-ben le-ven - berakhot shiriim, ṿe-khavanot ha-lev la-ʻAśeret yeme teshuvah

Oct 17, 2014
Dark Girls by Duke, Bill/ Moses, Shelia

Dark Girls

Oct 17, 2014
Dance of death - the life of John Fahey, American guitarist by Lowenthal, Steve.

Dance of death - the life of John Fahey, American guitarist

Explores the life of an iconic acoustic guitarist and delves into his successes and struggles with addiction and mental instability. John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, most of them featuring only his solo steel-string guitar. He fused elements of folk, blues, and experimental composition, taking familiar American sounds and recon

Oct 17, 2014
Daisy to the rescue - true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes by Campbell, Jeff (Jeff Logan), author.

Daisy to the rescue - true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes

Collects over fifty true stories of heroic animals rescuing people, including a pot-bellied pig, parrot, dolphin, and half-breed wolf, with current scientific research about the human-animal bond.

Oct 17, 2014
Daily tortilla - authentic Mexican recipes by James, Ricardo.

Daily tortilla - authentic Mexican recipes

Oct 17, 2014
Catification - designing a happy and stylish home for your cat (and you!) by Galaxy, Jackson.

Catification - designing a happy and stylish home for your cat (and you!)

"Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats"--

Oct 17, 2014
Blue horses - poems by Oliver, Mary, 1935-

Blue horses - poems

Oct 17, 2014
Bad paper - chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld by Halpern, Jake, author.

Bad paper - chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld

"Frequent New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber who go in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar"--

Oct 17, 2014
As you wish - inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride by Elwes, Cary, 1962-

As you wish - inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

Oct 17, 2014
#Newsfail - how two godless vegans took on mainstream media so you don't have to by Kilstein, Jamie, author.

#Newsfail - how two godless vegans took on mainstream media so you don't have to

Oct 17, 2014
The copyright wars - three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle by Baldwin, Peter, 1956- author.

The copyright wars - three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle

Oct 17, 2014
Contraband of hoopoe by Chruściel, Ewa.

Contraband of hoopoe

Oct 17, 2014
Conscious living, conscious aging - embrace and savor your next chapter by Pevny, Ron, author.

Conscious living, conscious aging - embrace and savor your next chapter

"As the baby boomer population begins to retire healthier than any generation before them, retirement is about to look a whole lot different. No longer are seniors satisfied with their retirement years being defined by wasting away their days on the porch or puttering around the house. In Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, Ron Pevny presents an empowering vision and practical tools that help one to age consciously for a passionate, fulfilling second half of life. This contemporary model for agin

Oct 17, 2014