You are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am

You are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am

Reading Tao Lin is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovski IM-ing Lili Brik. This book is fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a clean shirt before it loads the gun.

Author: Tao Lin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069332743

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2005 December Prize. Reading Tao Lin is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovski IM-ing Lili Brik. This book is fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a clean shirt before it loads the gun. "YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM has the energy and oddness of a thing that is rising very fast that is not supposed to be rising, or that is supposed to be rising but for a moment you forget that, and for a moment this ordinary thing looks very strange and exciting"--Deb Olin Unferth. Tao Lin is 23 and lives in New York City. Visit his blog reader-of-depressing-books.blogspot.com.
Categories: Poetry

Trip

Trip

In Trip, Lin's first book-length work of nonfiction, he charts his recovery from pharmaceutical drugs, his surprising and positive change in worldview, and his four-year engagement with some of the hardest questions: Why do we make art?

Author: Tao Lin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101974506

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Part memoir, part history, part journalistic exposé, Trip is a look at psychedelic drugs, literature, and alienation from one of the twenty-first century's most innovative novelists--The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test for a new generation. A Vintage Original. While reeling from one of the most creative--but at times self-destructive--outpourings of his life, Tao Lin discovered the strange and exciting work of Terence McKenna. McKenna, the leading advocate of psychedelic drugs since Timothy Leary, became for Lin both an obsession and a revitalizing force. In Trip, Lin's first book-length work of nonfiction, he charts his recovery from pharmaceutical drugs, his surprising and positive change in worldview, and his four-year engagement with some of the hardest questions: Why do we make art? Is the world made of language? What happens when we die? And is the imagination more real than the universe? In exploring these ideas and detailing his experiences with psilocybin, DMT, salvia, and cannabis, Lin takes readers on a trip through nature, his own past, psychedelic culture, and the unknown.
Categories: Medical

Taipei

Taipei

Taipei by Tao Lin is an ode--or lament--to the way we live now.

Author: Tao Lin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307950185

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The basis for the movie High Resolution From one of this generation's most talked about and enigmatic writers comes a deeply personal, powerful, and moving novel about family, relationships, accelerating drug use, and the lingering possibility of death. Taipei by Tao Lin is an ode--or lament--to the way we live now. Following Paul from New York, where he comically navigates Manhattan's art and literary scenes, to Taipei, Taiwan, where he confronts his family's roots, we see one relationship fail, while another is born on the internet and blooms into an unexpected wedding in Las Vegas. Along the way—whether on all night drives up the East Coast, shoplifting excursions in the South, book readings on the West Coast, or ill advised grocery runs in Ohio—movies are made with laptop cameras, massive amounts of drugs are ingested, and two young lovers come to learn what it means to share themselves completely. The result is a suspenseful meditation on memory, love, and what it means to be alive, young, and on the fringe in America, or anywhere else for that matter.
Categories: Fiction

Bed

Bed

Contains nine short stories by American author Tao Lin, which feature characters who struggle with laziness, boredom, exhaustion, and other emotions and situations.

Author: Tao Lin

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015064984076

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Contains nine short stories by American author Tao Lin, which feature characters who struggle with laziness, boredom, exhaustion, and other emotions and situations.
Categories: Fiction

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A “prodigal, unpredictable” book of poetry from acclaimed poet, novelist, and short story writer Tao Lin (Paste Magazine) In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23–year–old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends ...

Author: Tao Lin

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612194066

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 172

In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23–year–old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe.
Categories: Poetry

Scrum

Scrum

People don't have to be deliriously, wedding-day happy, just a little bit happier than they were. Of course, making them even happier has an even greater ...

Author: Jeff Sutherland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448166602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 348

__________________________ The definitive account of the Scrum methodology from its co-creator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland. Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. In this major new book its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates – and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere. Take the FBI attempt to digitize its records, for example. As with so many software projects the first attempt failed, having taken four years and cost over $400 million.Then the FBI turned to Scrum, and just over a year later unveiled a functioning system that cost less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the staff. And it's not just grand projects that Scrum can help with. Every organisation, whatever its size, constantly has to come to grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget. Scrum shows you how. It explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed. Filled with practical examples drawn from all types and organisation it will make you rethink the fundamentals of successful management – and show you how to get things done however everyday or ambitious, however small or large your organisation. __________________________ 'Full of engaging stories and real-world examples. The project management method known as Scrum may be the most widely deployed productivity tool among high-tech companies. On a mission to put this tool into the hands of the broader business world for the first time, Jeff Sutherland succeeds brilliantly.' - ERIC RIES, New York Times bestselling author of THE LEAN STARTUP 'Engaging, persuasive and extremely practical... Scrum provides a simple framework for solving what seem like intractable and complicated work problems. Amazingly, this book will not only make your life at work and home easier, but also, better and happier.' - SHAWN ACHOR, New York Times bestselling author of BEFORE HAPPINESS and THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE 'Scrum is mandatory reading for any leader, whether they’re leading troops on the battlefield or in the marketplace. The challenges of today’s world don’t permit the luxury of slow, inefficient work. Success requires tremendous speed, enormous productivity, and an unwavering commitment to achieving results. In other words, success requires Scrum.' - U.S. General BARRY McCAFFREY 'Jeff Sutherland is the master of creating high-performing teams. The subtitle of this book understates Scrum’s impact. If you don’t get three times the results in one-third the time, you aren’t doing it right!' - SCOTT MAXWELL, Founder & Senior Managing Director, OpenView Venture Partners 'This deceptively simple system is the most powerful way I've seen to improve the effectiveness of any team. I started using it with my business and family halfway through reading the book. - LEO BABAUTA, creator of ZEN HABITS '[Scrum] dramatically increases productivity while reducing employees’ frustrations with the typical corporate nonsense. This book is the best description I’ve seen of how this process can work across many industries. Senior leaders should not just read the book - they should do what Sutherland recommends.' - PROFESSOR JEFFREY PFEFFER, Stanford Business School; co-author of THE KNOWING-DOING GAP
Categories: Business & Economics

Richard Yates

Richard Yates

In a startling change of direction, cult favorite Tao Lin presents a dark and brooding tale of illicit love that is his most sophisticated and mesmerizing writing yet Richard Yates is named after real-life writer Richard Yates, but it has ...

Author: Tao Lin

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781935554820

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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In a startling change of direction, cult favorite Tao Lin presents a dark and brooding tale of illicit love that is his most sophisticated and mesmerizing writing yet. Richard Yates is named after real-life writer Richard Yates, but it has nothing to do with him. Instead, it tracks the rise and fall of an illicit affair between a very young writer and his even younger--in fact, under-aged--lover. As he seeks to balance work and love, she becomes more and more self-destructive in a play for his undivided attention. His guilt and anger builds in response until they find themselves hurtling out of control and afraid to let go. Lin's trademark minimalism takes on a new, sharp-edged suspense here, zeroing in on a lacerating narrative like never before--until it is almost, in fact, too late.
Categories: Fiction

New American Stories

New American Stories

... from American Apparel; the story collection Bed; and the poetry collections CognitiveBehavioral Therapy and you are a little bit happier than i am.

Author: Ben Marcus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804173551

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 768

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In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story . In this remarkable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled a vital and artistically singular crowd of contemporary fiction writers. Collected here are practitioners of deep realism, mind-blowing experimentalism, and every hybrid in between. Luminaries and cult authors stand side by side with the most compelling new literary voices. Nothing less than the American short story renaissance distilled down to its most relevant, daring, and unforgettable works, New American Stories puts on wide display the true art of an American idiom.
Categories: Literary Collections

Leave Society

Leave Society

But how to fit these pieces of his life together? Where to begin? Or should he leave society altogether?

Author: Tao Lin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101974483

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the acclaimed author of Taipei, a bold portrait of a writer working to balance all his lives—artist, son, loner—as he spins the ordinary into something monumental. An engrossing, hopeful novel about life, fiction, and where the two blur together. In 2014, a novelist named Li leaves Manhattan to visit his parents in Taipei for ten weeks. He doesn't know it yet, but his life will begin to deepen and complexify on this trip. As he flies between these two worlds--year by year, over four years--he will flit in and out of optimism, despair, loneliness, sanity, bouts of chronic pain, and drafts of a new book. He will incite and temper arguments, uncover secrets about nature and history, and try to understand how to live a meaningful life as an artist and a son. But how to fit these pieces of his life together? Where to begin? Or should he leave society altogether? Exploring everyday events and scenes--waiting rooms, dog walks, family meals--while investigatively venturing to the edges of society, where culture dissolves into mystery, Lin shows what it is to write a novel in real time. Illuminating and deeply felt, as it builds toward a stunning, if unexpected, romance, Leave Society is a masterly story about life and art at the end of history. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL
Categories: Fiction

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

... Shoplifting from American Apparel (2009); a short story collection, Bed (2007); and two poetry collections, You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am ...

Author: Wenying Xu

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810855779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

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The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Be Your Own Personality Coach

Be Your Own Personality Coach

The good news is that they're only a little bit happier than people who are reasonably well off. When you think about it, it's a fairly pointless question ...

Author: Paul Jenner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444143744

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 999

Unlock your personality to discover your hidden strengths and reach your true potential, with this new guide to being extraordinary. Through some simple quizzes you can find out what really makes you tick, before learning how to tap into your strengths, and make the most of your natural gifts. With the author's guidance, you will use tests and exercises to unlock parts of your psyche you didn't know you had, helping you to understand what makes you truly special, to change the parts of you you don't like, and to strengthen those that you do. Whether you want to be more creative, more confident or more dynamic, you will find the ability to achieve anything or everything in this revelatory new book.
Categories: Self-Help

The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology

The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology

While the wealthy or those with large salaries are only a little bit happier than most of us, they are certainly much happier than the truly poor, ...

Author: Daniel G. Groody

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268158637

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Since the 1973 publication of Gustavo Gutiérrez’s groundbreaking work A Theology of Liberation, liberation theology's central premise of the preferential option for the poor has become one of the most important yet controversial theological themes of the twentieth century. As the situation for many of the world’s poor worsens, it becomes ever more important to ensure that the option for the poor remains not only a vibrant theological concept but also a practical framework for living out the gift and challenge of Christian faith. The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology draws on a diverse group of contributors to explore how disciplines as varied as law, economics, politics, the environment, science, liberal arts, film, and education can help us understand putting a commitment to the option for the poor into practice. The central focus of the book revolves around the question: How can one live a Christian life in a world of destitution? The contributors address the theological concept of the option for the poor as well as the ways it can shape our social, economic, political, educational, and environmental approaches to poverty. Their creative examples serve as an inspiration to all those who are seeking to put their talents at the service of human need and the building of a more just and humane world.
Categories: Religion

Black Beauty

                                  Black Beauty

“Well, my pretty one, well, how are things with you now? I think, you are a little bit happier than when you came to us.” She put her nose up to him in a ...

Author: Анна Сьюэлл

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785041572952

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

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Книга представляет собой адаптацию увлекательной повести известной английской писательницы Анны Сьюэлл «Чёрный Kрасавчик».Историю своей жизни по замыслу автора рассказывает сам Чёрный Красавчик – чёрный жеребец с белой звёздочкой на лбу. В жизни Чёрного Красавчика есть и радости, и разочарования. Прочитав эту книгу, читатель научится понимать лошадей и одновременно перенесётся в Англию середины XIX века.Текст пособия адаптирован в учебных целях до уровня Pre-Intermediate. Каждая глава сопровождается упражнениями для отработки и закрепления навыков речевой деятельности, англо-русским словарём, а также комментарием.Книга предназначена учащимся 7–8 классов школ, гимназий, лицеев.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Doing Good Things Better

Doing Good Things Better

If you're poor, then more money is more likely to make you happier. ... though: the super-wealthy are a little bit happier than those with average incomes.

Author: Brian Martin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471001079

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 657

This is a book for how to improve what you are already doing well. How to improve your writings as an academic, playing skills as a musician, jogging as a runner or honour codes as a good citizen and friend.
Categories: Self-Help

Selected Tweets

Selected Tweets

Literary Nonfiction. Art. Fiction. Poetry. SELECTED TWEETS by Mira Gonzalez and Tao Lin, dating from 2008 to 2014, as well as extras such as illustrations of each other's tweets, short stories, essays, and a long poem.

Author: Mira Gonzalez

Publisher:

ISBN: 0989695026

Category: Microblogs

Page: 434

View: 156

Literary Nonfiction. Art. Fiction. Poetry. SELECTED TWEETS by Mira Gonzalez and Tao Lin, dating from 2008 to 2014, as well as extras such as illustrations of each other's tweets, short stories, essays, and a long poem. SHEILA HETI: How do you imagine people read Twitter? TAO LIN: On their phones I think mostly. I think I've read the most Twitter while laying in bed or on my back, or just laying in places, like in parks or in airports. Maybe not the most, but a lot. I've dropped my phone on my face many times. I think other people must too, but I rarely hear about this. SHEILA HETI: What do you think about before you tweet? You once told me that you tweet what makes you feel uncomfortable. So which tweets do you reject, which do you accept? MIRA GONZALEZ: I wouldn't necessarily say that I tweet what makes me feel uncomfortable, I think it's more that I feel comfortable tweeting things that I would never feel comfortable saying in a real life conversation, or even in other places on the internet. For reasons that I don't fully understand, Twitter is a place where I don't feel ashamed to say my most shameful thoughts... (From "What Would Twitter Do," Tao Lin and Mira Gonzalez interviewed by Sheila Heti)
Categories: Microblogs

Feel Happy Now

Feel Happy Now

Shift your body until you're feeling just a little bit better. ... and imagine how you'd look if you were just a little bit happier than you are right now.

Author: Michael Neill

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401921086

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

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In his bestseller You Can Have What You Want , Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) master trainer Michael Neill revealed the practical benefits of cultivating inner happiness for creating tangible real-world success. Now he reveals the “how” of happiness —simple, effective ways to beat stress, overcome anxiety, move beyond depression, and reap the rewards of feeling happy in spite of it all.
Categories: Self-Help

The Complete Book On Equanimity and Peace

The Complete Book On Equanimity and Peace

For example, most people think the young are happier than the aged, ... the “U-bend”, where people were a little bit happier on either extreme of the age ...

Author: Young Kim

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312989191

Category: Self-Help

Page:

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This is my heartfelt book on how I recovered my mind to return to a place of peace and equanimity. I discussed in detail how one's mind is the problem, and one's choosing to believe in negative thoughts which create suffering. I also explored the science of happiness and what makes people generally feel content. I also wrote at length about how I feel modern society in general creates an atmosphere where most people will feel miserable. Modern society, with its advertising machines, make people feel discontent, and create endless desires...where people generally feel they can never achieve enough or have enough to be happy. Society leads people away from the present moment, and thus makes people endure endless suffering. I explored different philosophies like Taoism, Stoicism, and Buddhism and how some of the lessons can help us learn to live our lives with more integrity and happiness. I hope this book can help others feel better.
Categories: Self-Help

Gordon Allen s Provender

Gordon Allen s Provender

And for another, your crew would be a little bit happier than what I've discovered they are not.” “Happier?” Steven chose to ignore Expi's last question, ...

Author: Gordon Allen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503572096

Category: Fiction

Page: 884

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July 3rd, 2013 Are we alone in this vast universe? Jake and Steven McClain had problems of their own to even consider that question, not even when the answer was an undeniable no, and staring them both in the face. Neither McClain knew of the others existence. Both faced disastrous consequences if they chose the wrong path back from hell. Jake and Steven McClain had more in common than their last names or saving their respective Clan’s from total and complete annihilation. Steven was born on a planet named Provender a world literally created by the Torill, a flesh eating race from another Galaxy. His descendants’ were brought to Provender by the Torill to proliferate and multiply into enough live flesh to sustain the Torill when they returned 200 years later to again take on the once mighty Froellian peace keepers of the Milky Way. The Torill were not the immediate problem, saving his Clan from those on Provender who had declared they would defeat and then annihilate Steven and his once mighty Blackwatch Clan was. Jake’s home world is Earth, he’d lived a sheltered life for most of his 25 years, that is until he discovered that Earth was going to be struck by not one, but two asteroids that could easily destroy the human race. What-if’s are explored in Provender, such as what if we are not alone or what if Earth is struck by an asteroid, and What if two humans with drive and determination, and who share the same ancestor’s, find each other? What then? Are humans capable, or even worthy of existing at all in the Milky Way Galaxy? Can a fledgling species just beginning its move into space unite the people of other worlds in time to stop the annihilation of an entire Galaxy by a superior force empowered by vengeance and a historical need to eat living sentient flesh? Follow Steven and Jake McClain as they discover that the Universe does not revolve around their respective worlds. That there are many sentient civilized worlds that discovered that fact long before sentient life walked on Earth.
Categories: Fiction

Junie B Jones 13 Junie B Jones Is almost a Flower Girl

Junie B  Jones  13  Junie B  Jones Is  almost  a Flower Girl

... sick and she can't be in the wedding...you will step in and be the flower girl! Do you understand, honey?” Just then, I felt a little bit happier inside ...

Author: Barbara Park

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307754714

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold! Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B.’s aunt Flo is getting married. What a perfect chance for her to show everyone how grown-up she is! Too bad she wasn’t picked to be the flower girl in the wedding so she could really show off. But surely Junie B. can still find some way to get everyone’s attention. USA Today: “Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.” Publishers Weekly: “Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.” Kirkus Reviews: “Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.” Time: “Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

All The Missing Pieces

All The Missing Pieces

Then she moved up closer to the fire, resting a hand on the mantelpiece as she ... I will try to make aunt and uncle a little bit happier than they are.

Author: Juanita Tischendorf

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359641369

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

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Katrina Engelman-Fischer was murdered, or did she just disappear. The Engelman's, a rich and powerful family resided in a mansion in Upstate New York. Once married to Philip Fischer, Katrina found herself in a small town in Tennessee without the wealth of her birthright. After the death of their parents, Kirtland, the brother of Katrina, took over the powerful position in the Engelman household and became heir to the mansion on the hill and the head of the Engelman businesses. As the Fischer grandparents could not afford to provide for them, it would be Kirtland Engelman who would be contacted to take in the Fischer children after Katrina's disappearance and the death of her husband Philip. In this household lives the son of the Engelmans; a spoiled monster by the name of Barstow whose one purpose in life is to make the life of his cousins miserable. This suspenseful mystery will have you on the edge of your seat as you become privy to all the shameful offenses happening in this family.
Categories: Fiction