You are in an unfortunate situation in which you are forced to consider cannibalism in order to stay alive. WOULD YOU RATHER EAT BABIES OR ELDERLY PEOPLE? You are offered a Brain Pill that will make you feel 10 percent more intelligent, but you will seem 20 percent less intelligent to everyone else. DO YOU TAKE THE PILL? SUPPOSE YOU WAKE UP INHABITING BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN'S BODY. Your voice sounds just like Bruce's, but your musical ability is still entirely your own. You are scheduled to perform in a huge concert that night. WHAT DO YOU DO? How would your mother answer these questions? Your best friend? Your significant other? PREPARE YOURSELF FOR SOME INSANE CONVERSATIONS.
- Sex and Relationships
- Work and Money
- Politics and the Media
- Drugs and Drinking
- Movies and Television
- Music and Literature
- And more
Here is a book that will make you laugh. It's a book that will make someone else cry. It's a book every student of the American psyche (that's all of us, Sparky) needs to have. Let loose. Let your inner anger become a positive rather than a negative, but most of all, have fun. (Yeah, like that's something you know how to do.) "Why a handbook, a primer, a guidebook, a whatever? Why not? What are you, the New York Times Book Review? Because...that's why. I know we've got All Franken, Jim Norton, Denis Leary, and Lewis Black--all leading champions of nsark--but those guys down't look at the origins, at the history, of this fine and playful way of life. Within these pages are examples of snark that stretch back generations, that run the gamut from hilarity to satire."
A lavishly illustrated and luxuriously printed large format fold-out poster-guide showing 30 of the most notorious cults active in the US and Canada from the early 20th century to today. Mixing thorough research with lively text, the guide takes in the full spectrum of cult behaviour - sex, death, polygamy, religious mania, beings from Outer Space. We've all seen them: those tight-knit groups of fellow travellers, dressed in matching colored robes, shaking the can or passing out literature on street corners, smiling at some shared and secret observation. Cults are fascinating, even as we try not to look at them too closely. But when we do take a look, we find that like Tolstoy's happy families, cults are almost all alike. Take a big dollop of unresolved daddy (or mommy) issues and shake them up with physical isolation, a leadership hierarchy, mental manipulation, financial exploitation and sexual abuse, and you'll have the standard Cult Cocktail, ready to be garnished with unique beliefs to taste. Often, the first layers of membership are wonderful, providing the deepest sense of belonging that a lonely seeker has ever felt. It's only as the onion is peeled that the real community is revealed, and often then it is too late. We've collected thirty of the more interesting recent cults to stake a claim in North America, and boiled their complex histories down to bite size. Each one is an extraordinary example of how a whole new world can coalesce around charisma and faith, and how mad, bad and dangerous these worlds can be to know.
- Each page offers a fresh perspective, a new direction, or a gentle reminder such as start small, play, let it go, unlock, look closer, and wait for the right moment.
- Created by Lea Redmond, the author of the bestselling Letters to My... series, with art and illustrations by Flora Waycott
- An inspiring way to begin the day, a meditation practice, or reflection
- Makes a wonderful gift
- Uniquely designed book with simple yet poignant illustrations
Graduate your hand-lettering skills to art worthy of hanging on the wall. We've pulled together the artistic talents of four professional hand-letterersand calligraphers to give you complete instructions. Included are all the tools you'll need to get creating.
The Creative Lettering and Beyond Art & Stationery Kit comes beautifully packaged in a hardcover case filled with everything new letterers will need. Get a handle on drawing elegant lettering with the 40-page project book filled with lessons and inspiration, a slate board and easel for practice, notecards for finished projects, and all the art supplies you'll need.
You've no doubt seen how popular lettering has become on Instagram, Pinterest, and other sites.Even if you're new to lettering--or to making art entirely --these tips, techniques, and materials will have you completing project after project. With the Creative Lettering and Beyond Art & Stationery Kit, you'll be able to experiment with cursive script, get your feet wet with calligraphy, and embellish and illuminate hand-lettered artwork from day one.
This all-in-one art guide is perfect for the artist in your life. The highly giftable kit brings everything an artist needs for a weekend of artistic fun or a new skill for a lifetime.
Did your daughter just get out of bed for the twelfth time to ask for a glass of water? We've got the perfect ros for your sanity. Did your son just have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store? We've got a Pinot for your pain. Has your child's math homework left you in a state of total depression? Try a Syrah to get you out of that funk.
Whine includes 50 perfect pairings to matchyour child's perfectly rotten behavior You'll also discover the best ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew (hint: use a shoe). As a bonus, each wine featured in the book comes with a sticker, so every time you sample a wine to match a rotten behavior, go ahead and add it to the Periodic Table of W(h)ine that folds out of the book. The sticker groupings will help you determine if your child has behavior problems, attitude problems, or just plain bad DNA
So whether you like your "juice" from the glass, the bottle, or the box, this is the perfect book to wine your way through the joys of day-to-day parenting.
This beautifully illustrated deck of playing cards is perfect for round after round of gin or Gin Rummy--or any other card game. Featuring illustrations of 40 gins from around the world, plus 12 gin-based cocktails, the cards are accompanied by a booklet giving detailed background to the world's favorite juniper-based spirit, the 40 gins themselves, and recipes for all the cocktails. Perfect for a hand of cards or a handy refresher on how to mix a Tom Collins or Twisted Gin Fizz.
- Celebrate love with endearing cartoons: Me without you is like...sky without blue...hair without do...cow without moo.
- From famed illustrators Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, best known for the Happiness Is... series and their cartoon lines Harold's Planet and Vimrod.
This classic amusement uses optical illusion to inspire creativity. Crafted from wood and hand painted to look like a stack of leatherbound children's books, this Jacob's ladder will keep the imaginations of kids of all ages in perpetual motion.