My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others

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Ecco #ad - My first new york is a glorious collection of recollections and reminiscences as fifty of the city’s most famous residents recapture the kicks and thrills of first arriving in the Big Apple. From the staff of new York Magazine comes the perfect gift for the Manhattanite in all of us. Actors and athletes, artists, touching, frightening, and politicos—from Yogi Berra to Liza Minnelli, rock stars and porn stars, writers, from Chloe Sevigny to Andy Samberg to Diane Von Furstenberg—they all share their hilarious, amazing early big city adventures in My First New York.

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A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting , Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books

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Crown #ad - A collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, the feeling of spending hours browsing through a bookstore, and cartoons that celebrates the joys of reading, quotations, lists, poems, stories, and the people for whom buying books is a necessity. Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of a passion for books, beginning with science-fiction great ray bradbury's foreword and throughout contributions like-- Umberto Eco's How to Justify a Private Library, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Gustave Flaubert's Bibliomania, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and Anna Quindlen's How Reading Changed My Life, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age.

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Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, A Passion for Books will provide you with a lifetime's worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject--the love of books.

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The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People

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Regan Arts. #ad - Regan arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6–18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Contributors include al roker, gillian flynn, jim shepard, eric idle, nelson demille, gregory maguire, mayim bialik, Liev Schreiber, Margaret Atwood, Rosanne Cash, Dave Eggers, Fran Lebowitz, Carl Hiaasen, Jeff Kinney, Susan Orlean, Fay Weldon, Emma Straub, Tim Gunn, and Tommy Hilfiger, Laura Lippmann, Lev Grossman, among others.

One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today. Leading authors, why they love them, CEOs, and other notables share the books that changed their life, actors, politicians, and their passion with readers everywhere.

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Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

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Dey Street Books #ad - In prose that the village voice has called a "mixture of snark, and lyric wit, " moss leads us on a colorful guided tour of the most changed parts of town—from the Lower East Side and Chelsea to Harlem and Williamsburg—lovingly eulogizing iconic institutions as they’re replaced with soulless upscale boutiques, poeticism, sorrow, luxury condo towers, and suburban chains.

Propelled by moss’ hard-hitting, cantankerous style, Vanishing New York is a staggering examination of contemporary "urban renewal" and its repercussions—not only for New Yorkers, but for all of America and the world. In vanishing new york, he reports on the city’s development in the twenty-first century, a period of "hyper-gentrification" that has resulted in the shocking transformation of beloved neighborhoods and the loss of treasured unofficial landmarks.

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul #ad - Essential reading for fans of jane jacobs, joseph mitchell, patti smith, luc sante and cheap pierogi. Vanity fairan unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York. For generations, new york city has been a mecca for artists, writers, and other hopefuls longing to be part of its rich cultural exchange and unique social fabric.

But today, modern gentrification is transforming the city from an exceptional, iconoclastic metropolis into a suburbanized luxury zone with a price tag only the one percent can afford. A jane jacobs for the digital age, blogger and cultural commentator Jeremiah Moss has emerged as one of the most outspoken and celebrated critics of this dramatic shift.

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Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

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Gallery Books #ad - From the editor of the celebrated anthology goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City. The “charming” the new york times first anthology goodbye to all that—inspired by Joan Didion’s classic essay about loving and leaving Manhattan—chronicled the difficulties and disappointments inherent in loving New York, while Never Can Say Goodbye is a celebration of the city that never sleeps, in the tradition of E.

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The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them

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Skyhorse #ad - In fact, the story of thomas Swick’s life as a traveler neatly parallels the examination of a journey from beginning to end. Before you next trip, be it a family vacation or a backpacking tour of Europe, read The Joys of Travel. It offers tips on how people can get the most out of their trips, as well as the titles of travel classics that will not only prepare them for the places they visit but make those places more meaningful once they get there.

The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them #ad - The joys of travel: and stories that illuminate them is a collection of Thomas Swick’s personal essays on what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel”: anticipation, movement, discovery, break from routine, novelty, emotional connection and heightened appreciation of home. The joys of travel awakens readers to pleasures that, as travelers, they may be taking for granted.

. It will inspire you to get the most out of your time away from home and to get away more often. And it tells, through memories and stories, the tale of someone who has made a living writing about travel. It also shows non-travelers what they’ve been missing.

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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

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Penguin Books #ad - This engaging collection of essays, family and philosophy, some published here for the first time, equally at home in the world of great books and bad movies, reveals Smith as a passionate and precise essayist, British comedians and Italian divas. Whether writing on katherine hepburn, or Zora Neale Hurston, Kafka, Anna Magnani, she brings deft care to the art of criticism with a style both sympathetic and insightful.

Changing my mind is journalism at its most expansive, intelligent, and funny--a gift to readers and writers both. These essays reflect a lively, unselfconscious, erudite, literature, rigorous, and earnestly open mind that's busy refining its view of life, and a great deal in between. Los angeles times split into five sections--reading, Feeling, Seeing, Being, and Remembering--Changing My Mind finds Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over material both personal and cultural.

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The Birds and Bees of Words: A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar

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Allworth #ad - While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy The Birds and Bees of Words.

Allworth press, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, photography, how to start careers, theater, film, writing, business and legal forms, acting, branding, business practices, fine art, interior design, and more.

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Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. More than 1, 000 words are featured on the book’s list of new and inventive words; nearly 30, 000 more words are discussed in sections including a look at word roots and how they are used in modern language; a list of words that are commonly misspelled or misunderstood; and a style guide to usage rules and how and why they can be broken.

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made in america: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Yankee doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni. ". And exactly why Mr. Bill bryson, bestselling author of the mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood.

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The Bowery: The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street

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Skyhorse #ad - A brighter side to the street was reflected in places of amusement and culture over the years. Named for the dutch farms, or bouweries, of the area, the path’s lurid character was established early when it became the site of New Amsterdam’s first murder. A natural spring near the five points neighborhood led to breweries and taverns that became home to the gangs of New York—the “Bowery B’hoys, ” “Plug Uglies, ” and “Dead Rabbits.

In the gaslight era, teenaged streetwalkers swallowed poison in McGurk’s Suicide Hall. From peglegged peter stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it. Its colorful cast of characters includes Peter Stuyvesant, Stephen Foster, Steve Brodie, Carry Nation, Stephen Crane, and even Abraham Lincoln.

The Bowery: The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street #ad - The bowery: the strange history of new york’s Oldest Street traces the full story of this once notorious thoroughfare from its pre-colonial origins to the present day. Poets, hobos, con-men, soldiers, storytellers, gangsters, singers, travelers, preachers, and reformers all gathered there. It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco.

Long associated with skid row, and vice, violence, freak shows, saloons, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. A young P. T.

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Italy: A History

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#ad - Here, from new york times bestselling historian vincent Cronin, is the extraordinary story of Italy - from the birth of the Roman Empire to the rise of the city-states through the Renaissance and the making of modern Italy.

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