The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Author: Alexander Aciman,Emmett Rensin
Category: Social Science
View: 4700Perhaps while reading Shakespeare you've asked yourself, What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince words and muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub? But if the Prince of Denmark had a Twitter account and an iPhone, he could tell his story in real time--and concisely! Hence the genius of Twitterature. Hatched in a dorm room at the brain trust that is the University of Chicago, Twitterature is a hilarious and irreverent re-imagining of the classics as a series of 140-character tweets from the protagonist. Providing a crash course in more than eighty of the world's best-known books, from Homer to Harry Potter, Virgil to Voltaire, Tolstoy to Twilight and Dante to The Da Vinci Code. It's the ultimate Cliffs Notes. Because as great as the classics are, who has time to read those big, long books anymore? Sample tweets: From Hamlet: WTF IS POLONIUS DOING BEHIND THE CURTAIN??? From the Harry Potter series: Oh man big tournament at my school this year!! PSYCHED! I hope nobody dies this year, and every year as if by clockwork. From The Great Gatsby: Gatsby is so emo. Who cries about his girlfriend while eating breakfast...IN THE POOL?
Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist
Author: Tim Federle
Publisher: Running Press
View: 3680Here’s drinking with you, kid We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you’re the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there’s a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you. A perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks—paired with winking commentary on history’s most quotable films—plus an all-star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout. So go ahead, make my drink.
Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist
Author: Tim Federle
Publisher: Running Press Adult
View: 8074Move over, Mother Goose. Congratulations, and welcome to parenthood! Babies are a miracle, but even miracles poop. A lot. Thank goodness she's got your twinkling eyes, he's got your perfect nose, and we've got your aching back. Welcome to Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist—the ultimate gift for new parents everywhere. Featuring 20 classic nursery rhymes with a decidedly grown-up twist, it's time to lose the rattle, pick up a shaker, and throw yourself an extremely quiet party. Especially if you've finally gotten the baby to sleep, which is always worth toasting to. Drinks include: —Eeny, Martini, Miny, Mo —Jack and Coke (and Jill) —Ring Around the Rosé —Old MacDonald Had a Flask —Baa, Baa, Black Russian —and more!
Recipes Inspired by Novels, Poems and Plays
Author: Jennifer Barclay
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
View: 4602"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." —Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's OwnPrepare your senses for a feast of delicious food scenes in literature accompanied with recipes to bring them to life in your very own kitchen, including Turkish delight Edmund wouldn't be able to resist, roast goose the Cratchits would be proud of and cucumber sandwiches Algernon would be loath to share. This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys spending their days with a book in one hand and a saucepan in the other. Includes metric measures.
A Complete Guide
Author: Bob Emmons
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
View: 7211Hailed by industry experts as the most accurate, detailed, and entertaining book on tequila ever written, The Book of Tequila gives us a tour through the mysterious world of this historic and subtle distilled beverage. It constitutes a comprehensive sourcebook on every aspect of Tequila, including all the basic facts on the world's most popular cocktail, the margarita. This 2002 edition provides an update on the tumultuous developments in the tequila industry over the last five years, and evaluates the new labels that have come on the market in that time. The author offers a charming account of the amazing blue agave plant, the essential ingredient in Tequila, outlines the growing, harvesting and manufacturing process, makes comparisons with other agave-derived drinks such as mescal, relates the agave and tequila to the social history of Mexico, and dispels many myths about tequila (it's not made from cactus and it never contains a worm). Bob Emmons identifies the two basic kinds and seven broad varieties of tequila, and explains precisely why 90 percent of the tequila drunk by Americans is of extremely inferior quality, scarcely meriting the name. He reveals how you can find excel
Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas
Author: Caroline Bicks,Michelle Ephraim
View: 433Two professors mix equal parts booze and Bard to help you through your everyday dramas. It's like having Shakespeare right there in your living room, downing a great drink and putting your crappy day in perspective.
Author: Brooks Headley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
View: 4947With more than 90 mouth-watering recipes, Superiority Burger Cookbook lays bare the secrets of America’s most talked-about vegetarian restaurant, in recipes as a simple as they are irresistible. Along with recipes for a coterie of other delights—fresh, vegetarian, accidentally vegan, and always incredible—you’ll find out why Superiority Burger in New York City’s East Village is the hottest ticket in North America and the surrounding continents. Superiority Burger is a cozy counter hangout filled with affordable, innovative food that is a protest against the idea that extraordinary fare is the exclusive domain of the elite. Now you can bring its blueprint for rebel compassion and culinary sophistication into your home with this cookbook; a must-read for home cooks who want something delicious, new, and imminently within their reach. The book is divided into six flavorful sections—Sandwiches, Cool Salads, Warm Vegetables, Soups and Stews, Sweets, and Pantry Recipes—and reveals the recipes for some of the restaurant’s favorites: the Sloppy Dave, Burnt Broccoli Salad, Russet Potato–Coconut Soup, Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad, and, of course, the now legendary Superiority Burger. "Brooks Headley makes the best veggie burger I’ve ever had." —David Chang
The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World
Author: Alan Beard,Alec McNayr
Publisher: Villard Books
View: 3671Collects humorous tweets from history and popular culture, ranging from Helen of Troy's romantic advice to Al Gore's claim of having invented Twitter.
Cakes and Bakes with a Literary Twist
Author: Miss Victoria Sponge
Publisher: Random House
View: 5796Bake your way through the classics from Jane Eclair to Tart of Darkness, Banana Karenina and On the Rocky Road, Flapjack and the Beanstalk, Nineteen-eighty Petit Fours and many more! The most novel way to get to grips with the classics, Scone with the Wind features 75 delicious literary inspired recipes. Arranged by genre, enjoy biscuits and cakes, puddings and pies from romance and comedy through to horror and science fiction, and discover fun, edible versions of your favourite books. Includes witty introductions and amusing illustrations throughout, baking essentials and themed menus for book clubs, parties and afternoon teas. The ultimate treat for book (and cake) lovers! Recipes include: Breakfast at Tiffins, Whoopie Pies and Prejudice, Key Lime and Punishment, Captain Corelli's Madeleines, To Kill a Battenberg, Finnegan's Cake, Vanity Fairy Cakes, Middlemarshmallows, Eton Mess of the D’Urbervilles, Life of Pecan Pie, Alone in Berliner, Lord of the Mille-feuilles, The War of the Viennese Whirls, James and the Giant Peach Cobbler, Much Ado About Muffins, The Cherry Pie Orchard, Scone with the Wind and more!
Author: James Andrews
View: 6145Trust father of three William Shakespeare for all the advice you need for any parenting dilemma, in this witty and erudite guide—a handy collection of wisdom drawn from his most beloved works, from Hamlet to King Lear to Much Ado About Nothing. With a series of cunningly extracted lines from his best-loved plays and sonnets, hilariously illustrated in a simple, almost child-like style, James Andrews proves once again that Shakespeare—expert on love, death, vanity, ambition, war, deceit, regret—is the font of all wisdom, including raising children. Your thirsty toddler wakes you up at 3 a.m. Shakespeare describes your thoughts perfectly: What cursed foot wanders this way tonight? (Romeo and Juliet) Your child throws a temper tantrum, clinging to your legs. Shakespeare has the perfect response: Vile thing, let loose, or I will shake thee from me like a serpent. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Your son throws a booze party, crashes the car, or commits some other vaguely humiliating infraction or minor illegal act. Shakespeare feels your pain: Good wombs have borne bad sons. (The Tempest) And for your fussy, ungrateful eater? Shakespeare has an answer: I’ll make you feed on berries and on roots, and feed on curds and whey, and suck the goat! (Titus Andronicus) Organized by periods of parenting hell—from the newborn nightmares to the teenage trials—Shakespeare’s Guide to Parenting is the perfect gift book for every literary parent or parent to be. If you want the last word with your children, nothing beats a quote from Shakespeare.
Author: Michael Gruber
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
View: 3696From the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Air and Shadows, the story of one man's fearless quest for revenge among some of the world's most dangerous criminals Lauded as his #1 favorite book of the year, Stephen King advised President Obama, in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, to pick up Michael Gruber's previous book, The Good Son. With an unforgettable hero, The Return is as exciting and provocative as Gruber's best work. The real Richard Marder would shock his acquaintances, if they ever met him. Even his wife, long dead, didn't know the real man behind the calm, cultured mask he presents to the world. Only an old army buddy from Vietnam, Patrick Skelly, knows what Marder is capable of. Then a shattering piece of news awakens Marder's buried desire for vengeance, and with nothing left to lose, he sets off to punish the people whose actions, years earlier, changed his life. Uninvited, Skelly shows up and together the two of them raise the stakes far beyond anything Marder could have envisioned. As Marder and Skelly head toward an apocalypse of their own making, Marder learns that good motives and sense of justice can't always protect the people a man loves. A range of fearsomely real characters, from a brutally violent crime lord to a daringly courageous young woman, a roller-coaster of twists and turns, and a shattering exploration of what constitutes morality in the face of evil, Michael Gruber has once more proven that he is "a gifted and natural storyteller" (Chicago Tribune) and shows why he has been called "the Stephen King of crime writing" (The Denver Post).
More than 600 Jokes, Gags & Laugh Lines For All Occasions
Author: Editors of Reader's Digest
Publisher: Readers Digest
View: 8223With more than sixty-five illustrations, this irreverent collection of amusements culled from the popular Reader's Digest column "Laughter, the best medicine" includes one-liners, silly riddles, jokes, quips, and cartoons. Original.
Author: Wylie Overstreet
Publisher: It Books
View: 5056In August 2010, Wylie Overstreet published a satirical article called "If Historical Events Had Facebook Statuses" on the website CoolMaterial.com. Within a month, it had received 3 million views and had been "liked" by 120,000 Facebook users. In A WORLD HISTORY ACCORDING TO FACEBOOK, Overstreet expands this concept into a full-length history of the world, from its creation up through to the present day, as if Facebook had existed all along and Abraham Lincoln had written a status update about "taking the missus to the theater" on April 15, 1865 and Ben Franklin had done the same alerting his network that he'd signed the Declaration of Independence ("Bring it," replied John Adams). Filled with hundreds of real-life historical figures and thousands of not-at-all-real Facebook statuses, comments, and actions, and parodying Facebook users' proclivity to over-share and use lazy jargon ("lol," "rofl," "fml," etc.), this is the definitive humor book for our generation.
An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals
Author: Dinah Fried
Publisher: Harper Collins
View: 6492Fifty Iconic Culinary Scenes from Literary Classics Sure to Delight Readers, Foodies, and Photo-Junkies Alike Fictitious Dishes serves up a delectable assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals such as the madcap tea party from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, this unique volume pairs each place setting with the text from the book that inspired its creation. Interesting food facts and entertaining anecdotes about the authors, their work, and their culinary predilections complete this charming book, which is sure to whet the appetites of lovers of great literature and delicious dishes.
The Complete Guide
Author: Kobe Desmet,Isabel Boons
Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)
View: 7286* Discover the history, versatility and the taste profiles of tequila * Tequila & Mezcal is a complete reference book and an essential guide tequilaCould Tequila become the new Gin? Tequila - a Mexican drink of superior quality - and it's making a strong comeback. Tequila & Mezcal is a complete reference book and an essential guide to the subject, uncovering the history, versatility and taste profiles of tequila, and supplying a practical categorization of the various types of tequila. The best tequila bars and original recipes for tasting Mexico in your glass and on your plate can be found here. This guide pays homage to tequila and addresses pressing questions: is 'straight' the best way to drink tequila? Or is it better in a cocktail? How is this spirit produced? What are the differences between the various types of tequila? The guide takes you back to the roots of the drink, charting the distilleries along the way, and telling some amazing stories.Also available:Gin & Tonic ISBN 9789401425605
Author: Hot Dudes Reading
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 8591Humans of New York meets Porn for Women in this collection of candid photos, clever captions, and hilarious hashtags about one of the most important subjects of our time: hot dudes reading. Based on the viral Instagram account of the same name, Hot Dudes Reading takes its readers on a ride through all five boroughs of New York City, with each section covering a different subway line. Using their expert photography skills (covert iPhone shots) and journalistic ethics (#NoKindles), the authors capture the most beautiful bibliophiles in all of New York—and take a few detours to interview some of the most popular hot dudes from the early days of the Instagram account. Fun, irreverent, and wittily-observed, this book is tailor-made for book lovers in search of their own happy endings—and those who just want to get lost between the covers for a while.