The Book of Leon

Philosophy of a Fool

Author: Leon Black,JB Smoove,Iris Bahr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180711

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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Everyone’s favorite houseguest who never left, Leon Black (played by award-winning comedian JB Smoove on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) drops his wisdom and good-bad advice for the masses. Learn the secrets Larry David has gleaned from the Falstaff of television. Live your best Leon. Bring the Ruckus. Aristotle. Gandhi. Lao Tzu. Dr. Ruth. Amateurs. For centuries bespeckled dorks have pored over the scrolls of the ancients, read tea leaves, and looked to the stars for philosophy, wisdom, and advice. While some people have probably offered good advice, and others offer bad advice, Leon is here to offer his brand of good-bad advice. These are the musings of a master genius spitting out the secrets of the universe—to help you become just like him. Be forewarned: in opening this tome and Leon’s mind, you need to be prepared for straight talk. The kind of unfiltered blunt straight talk that pounds on your door, invites itself in, makes itself at home, helps itself to your food, security pass code, your expensive organic beet juice, and finally makes itself comfortable on that twin bed in your guest room. All the while you think you’re helping it—but really it’s helping you help yourself! Because that’s how this book doozit. Leon Black, he ain’t wrong...he just ain’t right.
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The Book of Leon

Philosophy of a Fool

Author: Leon Black,JB Smoove,Iris Bahr

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781501182754

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 851

Everyone’s favorite houseguest who never left, Leon Black (played by award-winning comedian JB Smoove on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) brings his good-bad advice for the masses in this hilarious memoir that “requires a special kind of dedicated attention, as Leon drops knowledge and theories” (Entertainment Weekly). Aristotle. Gandhi. Lao Tzu. Dr. Ruth. Amateurs. For centuries people have pored over the scrolls of the ancients, read tea leaves, and looked to the stars for wisdom and advice. While some people have probably offered good advice, and others offer bad advice, Leon is here to offer his unique brand of good-bad advice. Be forewarned: in opening this tome and Leon’s mind, you need to be prepared for straight talk. The kind of unfiltered blunt straight talk that pounds on your door, invites itself in, makes itself at home, helps itself to your food, security pass code, your expensive organic beet juice, and finally makes itself comfortable on that twin bed in your guest room. All the while you think you’re helping it—but really, it’s helping you help yourself! Leon Black, he ain’t wrong...he just ain’t right.
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The Book of Leon

Philosophy of a Fool

Author: Leon Black,JB Smoove,Iris Bahr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150118072X

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 1664

Everyone’s favorite houseguest who never left, Leon Black (played by award-winning comedian JB Smoove on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) drops his wisdom and good-bad advice for the masses. Learn the secrets Larry David has gleaned from the Falstaff of television. Live your best Leon. Bring the Ruckus. Aristotle. Gandhi. Lao Tzu. Dr. Ruth. Amateurs. For centuries bespeckled dorks have pored over the scrolls of the ancients, read tea leaves, and looked to the stars for philosophy, wisdom, and advice. While some people have probably offered good advice, and others offer bad advice, Leon is here to offer his brand of good-bad advice. These are the musings of a master genius spitting out the secrets of the universe—to help you become just like him. Be forewarned: in opening this tome and Leon’s mind, you need to be prepared for straight talk. The kind of unfiltered blunt straight talk that pounds on your door, invites itself in, makes itself at home, helps itself to your food, security pass code, your expensive organic beet juice, and finally makes itself comfortable on that twin bed in your guest room. All the while you think you’re helping it—but really it’s helping you help yourself! Because that’s how this book doozit. Leon Black, he ain’t wrong...he just ain’t right.
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Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

Larry David and the Making of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

Author: Josh Levine

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554906970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Larry David, the man behind two of the most successful and critically acclaimed sitcoms in television history, is the focus of this biography. This unofficial guide follows the career that has accorded him status as a comic genius and garnered a fanatical following—from his early exploits as a stand-up comic to his role as producer and cocreator of Seinfeld and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. It explores the back-story of the conception and development of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a mostly improvised sitcom in which the actor stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The comic’s on- and off-screen relationships with colleagues and friends such as Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, Wanda Sykes, Mary Steenburgen, and the cast members of Seinfeld are discussed, and a detailed episode guide to every season of Curb Your Enthusiasm completes this informative and entertaining glimpse into the life and creative process of a great comic talent.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm and Philosophy

Awaken the Social Assassin Within

Author: Mark Ralkowski

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697936

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 7613

In a promotional video for the eighth season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David appears as Godzilla, walking through the streets of New York City, terrorizing everyone who sees him. People scream and run for their lives. Larry, meanwhile, has a quizzical look on his face and asks, “What, are you people nuts?” What makes Larry a monster, and why doesn’t he know that he’s a monster? Curb Your Enthusiasm and Philosophy discusses several answers to these questions. This book revolves around Curb-Larry, the character that the real Larry David plays on HBO’s popular television series: his outlook on life, his unusual ways of interacting with people, his inability or unwillingness to conform to the world. Many of the chapters discuss ethical and existential issues, such as whether Larry is a “bad apple.” Larry doesn’t ask questions about free will, or wonder whether the world outside our minds really exists because he’s more like Socrates than Descartes. He tells bitter truths about how we live our lives. There's something heroic about Larry's independence from social conventions, and something tragic about his tendency to hurt people with his frankness. It's hard not to ask, should we curb our enthusiasm?
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Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Book

Author: Deirdre Dolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780743295048

Category: Curb your enthusiasm (Television program)

Page: 208

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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: THE BOOK is the much-anticipated and official companion volume to the hit TV show, rapidly gaining currency as one of the classics of modern comedy. The brainchild of Larry David, CURB's five seasons have gained legions of fans on both sides of the Atlantic, simultaneously aghast and delighted at the world in which LD makes most of the people around him, and frequently himself, miserable during the pursuit of his own happiness. CURB: THE BOOK is a fascinating account of ingenious improvisational comedy in the making. With unprecedented access to the set, the book provides a compelling picture of how things go from bad to worse in Larry David's Los Angeles, and represents a wonderful insight into the show for fans: full of episode summaries, transcripts and backstage gossip. It also features original interviews with the show's stars, including LD himself, and the many guest stars, as well as unique insights into the storyboarding of this improvised show. With reproductions of Larry David's original scene outlines, readers get to trace the actual evolution of classic scenes from "real life" to the cutting room. CURB: THE BOOK is a lovingly crafted tribute to each of Larry David's most outrageous routines -- their origins, inspirations, development, and fruition.
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This Book Has Balls

Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash

Author: Michael Rapaport

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501160311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Michael Rapaport, actor, Top 50 podcaster, award-winning film maker, and sports fanatic, is here to set the world straight on the greatest and downright worst athletes, players, teams, and jerseys—while refusing to mention statistics, analytics, or anything else that isn’t pure hustle. In 1979, nine-year-old Michael Rapaport decided he was going to do whatever it took to be a pro baller. He practiced and practiced, but by the time he was fifteen, he realized there was no place for a slow, white Jewish kid in the NBA. So he found another way to channel his obsession with sports: talking trash. In This Book Has Balls, Rapaport uses his signature smack-talk style and in-your-face humor to discuss everything from why LeBron will never be like Mike, that Tiger needs the ladies to get his golf game back, and how he once thought Mary Lou Retton was his true love. And, of course, why next year will be the year the New York Knicks win the championship. This book is a series of rants—some controversial, some affectionate, but all incredibly hilarious.
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A Confession

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611256X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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This poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man's struggle for faith and meaning in life.
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Manhattan Beach

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150118377X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * New York Times Bestseller * A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017 * A Time magazine and USA Today Top 10 Novel of 2017 * Winner of the Booklist Top of the List for Fiction * Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Vogue, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, BookPage, Bustle, Southern Living, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Immensely satisfying…an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…Egan is masterly at displaying mastery…she works a formidable kind of magic.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. “A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.
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The Kingdom of God Is Within You

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681956829

Category: Religion

Page: 343

View: 1967

Turn the Other Cheek “Satan can never be driven out by Satan. Error can never be corrected by error, and evil cannot be vanquished by evil. ” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You In The Kingdom of God is Within You, Tolstoy urge the readers to look within themselves to find the answers to questions of morality and shows them why they must reject any sort of violence, even that sanctioned by the state or the church. This book is a startling read which is still relevant today. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486114686

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Tolstoy's novel of spiritual regeneration offers a panoramic view of 19th-century Russian social life, recounting the sins of a young nobleman and his attempts in later life to redress his transgressions.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110249

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.
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Fish in the Dark

A Play

Author: Larry David

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802124401

Category: Drama

Page: 91

View: 4858

Typescript, dated 05-13-15. Lacks title page. Heavily marked with colored ink by videographer. Used by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive on May 30, 2015, when videotaping the stage production starring the author at the Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, New York, N.Y. The production opened on March 5, 2015, and was directed by Anna D. Shapiro.
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The LOST EPISODES: Curb Your Enthusiasm

(Shoulda. . ) (Coulda... ) (Woulda... Been)

Author: John Miller,Ray Di Silvestro

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491081624

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Impatient fans waiting for the next season of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm (which may never come), can celebrate. The authors invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy their alternative: The LOST Episodes (Shoulda....Coulda....Woulda been) Curb Your Enthusiasm - Volume 1 Assigned to nightshift work, commuting thousands of miles to and from Los Angeles each week AND working for the World's WORST Boss, the authors found a creative outlet by turning their surreal and bizarre adventures into a hilarious, side-splitting series of sitcom episodes that became the basis for this book. While sipping coffee at street side cafes in Santa Monica and driving up and down the Pacific Coast Highway in cheap rental cars, they collected enormous amounts of hysterical material. During their time deployed in LA, and after hundreds of incredibly funny experiences and conversations, numerous people suggested they write their material down and get it to a Hollywood agent, or better yet, Larry David. Read about the countless inspirations, the deceit, the broken promises and their strange-but-true adventures. The sitcom episodes in this book mimic the style of the HBO comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm. These 'Lost' episodes are not so much 'Lost', but more accurately, 'Never Found'. The Lost Episodes - Volume 1 is a compilation of 10 complete script-outlines and the backstory describing how each script came to be. Fresh, outrageous, offensive and addictive, The Lost Episodes will grab you from the start and keep you entertained to the very last page. You won't be able to put this one down!
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A book of prefaces

Author: H.L. Mencken

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5872479662

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Black Flame

The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism

Author: Lucien Van der Walt,Michael Schmidt

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781904859161

Category: History

Page: 395

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Part one of a two-part history of the non-Marxist, libertarian form of socialism, aka anarchism. From its origins in the 18th century and the conflicts with Marx in the First International to insurrections, trade unions and specific anarchist organisations, the hidden history of an alternative tradition is revealed. The ideas about socialism so prevalent today, that it equates with state ownership, that is the perogative of the Party, that it has somehow failed, are all dismantled in this scholarly engagement with a complex ideology.
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Hitchhiking with Larry David

An Accidental Tourist's Summer of Self-Discovery in Martha's Vineyard

Author: Paul Samuel Dolman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592408745

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 3232

Describes the author's experiences as a broken-hearted, middle-aged man who after visiting his neurotic divorcing parents one summer was spontaneously befriended by the Seinfeld actor and writer, a bond that led to a shared spiritual quest of healing and life exploration.
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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

Author: Benjamin Hale

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857895427

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9175

Bruno Littlemore; linguist, artist, philosopher. A life defined by a soaring mind, yet bound by a restrictive body. Born in down-town Chicago, Bruno's precocity pulls him from an unremarkable childhood, and under the tuition of Lydia, his intellect dazzles a watching world. But when falls in love with his mentor, the world turns on them with outrage: Bruno is striving to be something he is not, and denying everything that he is. For despite his all too human complexities, dreams and frailties, Bruno's hairy body, flattened nose and jutting brow are, undeniably, the features of a chimpanzee. Like its protagonist, this novel is big, abrasive, witty, perverse, earnest and accomplished. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore goes beyond satire by showing us not what it means, but what it feels like be human - to love and lose, learn, aspire, grasp, and, in the end, to fail.
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The Book of Monelle

Author: Marcel Schwob

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984115587

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

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When Marcel Schwob published The Book of Monellein French in 1894, it immediately became the unofficial bible of the French Symbolist movement, admired by such contemporaries as Stéphane Mallarmé, Alfred Jarry and André Gide. A carefully woven assemblage of legends, aphorisms, fairy tales and nihilistic philosophy, it remains a deeply enigmatic and haunting work more than a century later, a gathering of literary and personal ruins written in a style that evokes both the Brothers Grimm and Friedrich Nietzsche. The Book of Monellewas the result of Schwob's intense emotional suffering over the loss of his love, a "girl of the streets" named Louise, whom he had befriended in 1891 and who succumbed to tuberculosis two years later. Transforming her into the innocent prophet of destruction, Monelle, Schwob tells the stories of her various sisters: girls succumbing to disillusionment, caught between the misleading world of childlike fantasy and the bitter world of reality. This new translation reintroduces a true fin-de-siècle masterpiece into English. A secret influence on generations of writers, from Guillaume Apollinaire and Jorge Luis Borges to Roberto Bolaño, Marcel Schwob(1867-1905) was as versed in the street slang of medieval thieves as he was in the poetry of Walt Whitman (whom he translated into French). Paul Valéry and Alfred Jarry both dedicated their first books to him, and he was the uncle of Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun.
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The Book of Barb

A Celebration of Stranger Things' Iconic Wing Women

Author: Nadia Bailey

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 1925418472

Category: Characters and characteristics on television

Page: 96

View: 9631

While few people were surprised that the Netflix series Stranger Thingswas a smash hit, no one expected the one of the show's minor characters, the nerdy, faithful, underdog Barb, to break the internet. But it turns out, in a world of Nancys, we are all Barb. Here we celebrate TV's most relatable, and tragic, bestie. Bringing you inspiration from the ultimate wing woman and trend setting style icon - Barb has style tips, quotes and life advice straight from the Upside-Down.
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