Tequila Mockingbird

Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Author: Tim Federle

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762448652

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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Features 65 drink recipes inspired by history's most loved novels.
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Twitterature

The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

Author: Alexander Aciman,Emmett Rensin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101162821

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Perhaps 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?
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Gone with the Gin

Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist

Author: Tim Federle

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 0762458607

Category: Cooking

Page: 152

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Hickory Daiquiri Dock

Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist

Author: Tim Federle

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762455330

Category: Cooking

Page: 40

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Move 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!
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Shakespeare, Not Stirred

Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas

Author: Caroline Bicks,Michelle Ephraim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698183967

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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In Shakespeare, Not Stirred, two 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. So get out your cocktail shaker and lend him your ears. Each original cocktail and hors d’oeuvre recipe connects Shakespeare’s characters to life’s daily predicaments: • Drown your sorrows after a workplace betrayal with Othello’s Green-Eyed Monster • Distract yourself from domestic drama with Kate’s Shrew-driver or Cleopatra’s Flings in a Blanket • Recapture your youth with Puck’s Magic ’Shrooms • Mark a romantic occasion with Beatrice and Benedick’s Much Ado About Frothing Featuring classic images from the Folger Shakespeare Library (hilariously doctored to feature some hard-partying Shakespearean protagonists) and Mini-Bards you can raid for extra context and commentary, Shakespeare, Not Stirred is a completely intoxicating experience. From the Hardcover edition.
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Scone with the Wind

Cakes and Bakes with a Literary Twist

Author: Miss Victoria Sponge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753551101

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 3913

Bake 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!
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Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious

Author: Brooks Headley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253996

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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With 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
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A Drink of One's Own

Cocktails for Li

Author: Laura Becherer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911332084

Category:

Page: 128

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50 cocktails each inspired by famous women writers from around the world, from the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, France, Germany and others. With cocktail recipes and literary profiles of the writers that inspired them, discover the delights of the Sylvia Plath, the Virginia Woolf, the Simone de Beauvoir, the Zelda Fitzgerald, the Angela Carter, the Margaret Attwood, the Jane Austen, the Margeurite Duras and the Elfriede Jelinek. This is a beautifully conceived and presented gift book celebrating the very best in women's writing, with beautiful illustrations of each writers and photography of many of the cocktails
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Hot Dudes Reading

Author: Hot Dudes Reading

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501127543

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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Humans 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.
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The History of the World According to Facebook

Author: Wylie Overstreet

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 9780062076182

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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In 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.
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No Way Home

A Memoir of Life on the Run

Author: Tyler Wetherall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250112192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9517

""In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." --Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face Tyler had lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up in her bucolic English village, and she discovered her family had been living a lie. Her father was a fugitive and their family name was an alias. They had been living in California back in 1983 when the Feds originally caught up with her dad; it was the same year Tyler was born. Her parents decided to go on the run with the three young children, and they spent the next few years traveling across Europe, assuming different identities, living in a series of beautiful places, from Portugal to Tuscany, paid for with drug money. Now her dad had fled once more, except this time he didn't take her with him. Despite the danger involved, for the following two years he flew Tyler and her siblings out to see him in secret wherever he was in hiding, until on her 12th birthday Scotland Yard followed Tyler to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, where her father was eventually captured. It was over the summers spent visiting her dad in prison in California, as she grew into an increasingly self-destructive teenager, that he told her the truth about his criminal life. He had been a pot smuggler in the seventies, and his organization had b[r]ought in marijuana worth nearly a half billion dollars from Thailand. In this emotionally detailed and carefully wrought memoir about growing up as a fugitive's daughter, Tyler Wetherall pieces together the story of her parents' past, which ultimately helps her understand her own" --
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Pop Charts

Comedy Graphs of Your Favourite Tunes

Author: Paul Copperwaite

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781844036646

Category: Popuar music / Miscellanea

Page: 96

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A scrutiny of one hundred pop lyrics. It includes pie charts, flow diagrams, checklists, graphs and graphics.
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Shakespeare's Guide to Parenting

Author: James Andrews

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062442511

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Trust 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.
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Cocktails of the Movies

An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology

Author: Will Francis,Stacey Marsh

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791383484

Category: Cocktails

Page: 160

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Now available in a new pocket edition, Cocktails of the Movies serves up the 64 greatest cocktails to have featured on film. Take a journey through Hollywood's lifelong love affair with cocktails, celebrating the greatest characters and their iconic drinks through original illustrations and easy-to-follow recipes. From Marilyn's Manhattan in Some Like It Hot to The Dude's White Russian in The Big Lebowski, there's something for everyone. Each cocktail is accompanied by the recipe, method, a history of the drink and a synopsis of its scene in the movie alongside full-color original artwork.
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Fictitious Dishes

An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals

Author: Dinah Fried

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006227984X

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Fifty 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.
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Pretty Fly For a Mai Tai

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722006

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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It's an undisputed truth that music and booze go hand-in-hand. So what better way to improve your favourite songs than by pairing them with a tailor-made cocktail? A perfect gift for any music fan, Pretty Fly For A Mai Tai offers 75 delicious drinks recipes accompanied by humorous illustrations which are sure to please the audiophile in your life. Cocktails include: The Gin Genie Smells Like Martini Spirit This Charming Manhattan Negroni Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) Born to Rum Hey Ho, Pisco Eggnoggin' on Heaven's Door Hotel Caipirinha
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An Unreasonable Woman

A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas

Author: Diane Wilson,Kenny Ausubel

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1933392274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 391

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Relates the battle fought by a fourth-generation, Texas Gulf Coast shrimper against an anti-environmental corporation.
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Little Britches

Father and I Were Ranchers

Author: Ralph Moody

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803281783

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary. Little Britches was the literary debut of Ralph Moody, who wrote about the adventures of his family in eight glorious books, all available as Bison Books.
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