Don't Be a Dick Pete

Author: Stuart Heritage

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473547202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4382


Stuart Heritage got where he is today by being decent, thoughtful, hardworking and kind. He is, in short, a model citizen. The favourite son. His younger brother Pete is quick-tempered, peevish and aggressively pig-headed and, for a while, known to his friends as 'Shagger'. But now, Stu has returned to his hometown to discover that Pete has taken his place. Don’t Be A Dick, Pete is a hilarious examination of home and family; sons, fathers, fatherhood, sibling relationships and how hard it is to move on in a system that’s loaded with several decades of preconceived ideas about you.

Dead Red

Author: Tim O'Mara

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466862998

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6942


New York City school teacher Raymond Donne had no idea how bad his night was going to get when he picked up the phone. Ricky Torres, his old friend from his days as a cop, needs Ray's help, and he needs it right now in the middle of the night. Ricky picks Ray up in the taxi he has been driving since returning from serving as a Marine in Iraq, but before Ricky can tell Ray what's going on the windows of the taxi explode under a hail of bullets killing Ricky and knocking Ray unconscious as he dives to pull Ricky out of harm's way. Ray would've done anything to help Ricky out while he was alive. Now that he's dead, he'll go to the same lengths to find out who did it and why. All he has to go on is that Ricky was working with Jack Knight, another ex-cop turned PI. They were investigating the disappearance of a PR giant's daughter who had ties to the same Brooklyn streets that all three of them used to work. Is that what got Ricky killed or was he into something even more dangerous? Was there anything that Ray could've done for him while he was alive? Is there anything he can do for him now? Filled with the kinds of unexpected twists that make for the best crime fiction and with secrets that run far deeper than loyalties, Dead Red is the most thrilling mystery yet in Tim O'Mara's widely acclaimed series.


A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t

Author: Tom Phillips

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472263189

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 530


'TOM PHILLIPS IS A VERY CLEVER, VERY FUNNY MAN' Greg Jenner This is a book about TRUTH - and all the ingenious ways, throughout history, that we've managed to avoid it. We live in a 'post-truth' age, we're told. The US has a president who openly lies on a daily basis (or who doesn't even know what's true, and doesn't care). The internet has turned our everyday lives into a misinformation battleground. People don't trust experts any more. But was there ever really a golden age of truth-telling? As the editor of the UK's leading independent fact-checker, Tom Phillips deals with complete bollocks every day. Here, he tells the hilarious story of how we humans have spent history lying to each other - and ourselves - and asks an important question: how can humanity move towards a truthier future? PRAISE FOR HUMANS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE F*CKED IT ALL UP: 'F*cking brilliant' Sarah Knight, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck 'Very funny' Mark Watson, comedian 'In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits' Stuart Heritage, Don't Be a Dick, Pete 'A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining' Telegraph

Country Music Records

A Discography, 1921-1942

Author: Tony Russell,Bob Pinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881545

Category: Music

Page: 1200

View: 6435


More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.

Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals

And Other Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals

Author: Stuart Heritage

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782836063

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 3917


Anxious? Angry? Waking up in the middle of the night to worry about plastic pollution, Brexit and why everything seems to be so horrible all the time? Thumb sore from scrolling through the Guardian news app, even though it makes you want to cry? Us too. But help is here, in the shape of Stuart Heritage's hilarious Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals. Put down your phone, log off Twitter, and let yourself be lulled to sleep by stories from a world where Brexit disappears in a puff of smoke, Waitrose is free, and Fairy Godmothers look a lot like Barack Obama. Including: The Three Liberal Pigs; Jack and the Sustainably Produced Meat Substitute Stalk; and The Night Before Brexmas; The Very Trendy Caterpillar; Trumplestiltskin; Camerella.

Coyote's Thunder Revenge

Author: Andy Newman,Sherrey Newman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 4783


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A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743221885

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 4840


Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of the classics It and Insomnia), four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Certainly a good thing, perhaps even a great thing. Something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand. Twenty-five years later, the boys are now men with separate lives and separate troubles. But the ties endure. Each hunting season the foursome reunite in the woods of Maine. This year, a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented, mumbling something about lights in the sky. His incoherent ravings prove to be dis-turbingly prescient. Before long, these men will be plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past -- and in the Dreamcatcher. Stephen King's first full-length novel since Bag of Bones is, more than anything, a story of how men remember, and how they find their courage. Not since The Stand has King crafted a story of such astonishing range -- and never before has he contended so frankly with the heart of darkness.

Don't Be That Guy

A Collection of 60 Annoying Guys We All Know and Wish We Didn't

Author: Colin Nissan,Sean Farrell

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307450376

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 6454


Have you ever heard a guy say, “We’re pregnant,” and wanted to hurt him? Do you have a friend who insists a stripper was into him every time you leave a strip club? Do you know a guy who emails you the kind of porn that makes you want to cry then vomit? These are just a few of the many guys you’ll find in Don’t Be That Guy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cry me a river

Big issues require big knickers!

Author: Sonya O'Neill

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452585148

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 5272


Remember the lyrics to an old Bee Gees tune called “Tragedy? How about rearranging them slightly to “When your pants fall down, flashing all of the town, it’s a tragedy!” It is a tragic incident for Stella O’Brien, who is new to town. Losing your trou down the catwalk wasn’t part of her vision, if you know what I’m saying. And speaking of visions, she didn’t exactly visualise herself having to visit her mother in the local psychiatric hospital, Sunny Haven. “Sunny Haven for the Stark Ravin’” is what her family jokingly called it. This is no joke; in fact, jokes and fun hadn’t really been a big feature in Stella’s life for a while now. Stella’s mum gets diagnosed with the big “D” word, depression. But Stella thinks she knows what the real “D” word is: disappointment. Stella is into fashion and design (hence the trouser incident) and her mum’s into nature and saving the world. Stella sees the conflict, and she sets out to make her mum proud. The thing is, Stella doesn’t do things by halves. What Stella has planned not only involves her and her best buddies but the whole community!

The Agony of Victory

When Winning Isn't Enough

Author: Steve Friedman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611454921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9974


Profiles fourteen athletes whose victories in the sporting arena or high profiles in the news could not translate into happiness in their personal lives.