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The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport

By Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling writer Carl Hiaasen correctly hand over golf in 1973. yet a few pursuits refuse to die, and because the years handed and the stories of slices and hooks pale, it dawned on Carl that there will be something in existence he may possibly do greater in center age than he may well as a early life. So progressively he ventured again to the rolling, challenging eco-friendly hills of the golfing path, the place he ultimately—and foolishly—agreed to compete in a country-club event opposed to avid gamers who can truly hit the ball. jam-packed with harrowing divots, lethal doglegs, and excruciating sandtraps, The Downhill Lie is a hilarious chronicle of mis-adventure that can have you rolling with laughter.

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Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

By Tom Robbins

Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins promises the lengthy awaited story of his wild existence and occasions, either at domestic and round the globe.

Tom Robbins hot, clever, and beautifully bizarre novels together with Still existence With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume,and Fierce Invalids domestic From scorching Climates offer an entryway into the frontier of his singular mind's eye. Madcap yet honest, pulsating with powerful social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have brought numerous readers to typical born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and challenging redheads.

In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unheard of literary sensibility inward, sewing jointly tales of his unconventional existence, from his Appalachian formative years to his globetrotting adventures --told in his precise voice-- that mixes the candy and sly, the non secular and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins may turn into over the process part a century a poet-interruptus, an air strength weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, top a lifestyles as not likely, magical, and peculiar as these of his quixotic characters.

Robbins deals intimate snapshots of Appalachia through the nice melancholy, the West Coast throughout the Sixties psychedelic revolution, foreign roving earlier than place of origin safeguard monitored our travels, and ny publishing whilst it nonetheless depended on timber. Written with the big-hearted comedy and spell binding linguistic invention for which he's identified, Tibetan Peach Pie is a call for participation into the non-public global of a literary legend.

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Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side

By Ed Sanders

Fug You is Ed Sanders's unapologetic and infrequently hilarious account of 8 key years of "total attack at the culture," to cite his novelist buddy William S. Burroughs.

Fug You strains the flowering years of latest York's downtown bohemia within the sixties, beginning with the selling difficulties awarded through publishing Fuck You / of the humanities, because it confronted the aboveground's scrutiny, and resulting in Sanders's arrest after a raid on his Peace Eye book place. The memoir additionally lines the profession of the Fugs--formed in 1964 via Sanders and his neighbor, the mythical Tuli Kupferberg (called "the world's oldest residing hippie" by means of Allen Ginsberg)--as Sanders strives to discover a house for this well-known postmodern, leading edge anarcho-folk-rock band on the planet of list labels.

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Chickenhawk: A Shattering Personal Account of the Helicopter War in Vietnam

By Robert Mason

A beautiful e-book concerning the correct stuff within the mistaken battle. As a toddler, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a tender guy, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. military gave him his likelihood. They despatched him to Vietnam the place, among August 1965 and July 1966, he flew greater than 1,000 attack missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason offers us a devastating bird's eye-view of that conflict in all its horror, as he stories the accelerating terror, the more and more determined braveness of a guy 'acting out the position of a hero lengthy after he realises that the behavior of the warfare is insane,' says the recent York occasions, 'And we can't cease ourselves from picking out with it.'

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Blessed, Blessed ... Blessed: The Untold Story of Our Family's Fight to Love Hard, Stay Strong, and Keep the Faith When Life Can't Be Fixed

By Missy Robertson

Missy Robertson knew that marrying duck-hunting family members guy Jase Robertson will be an experience . . . and she or he was once as much as the problem. Their existence jointly used to be sturdy (even after Jase grew the beard). they'd young children, labored difficult to assist construct the thriving Duck Commander enterprise, and enjoyed and served God.

But after a tough and dicy being pregnant, their daughter, Mia, was once born with a cleft palate―a critical requiring a number of cranial and facial surgical procedures. As their child struggled to respire, and Missy and Jase confronted a lifestyles that all of sudden seemed very diversified than the only they’d deliberate, they discovered themselves staring down one in all life’s greatest questions: the place is God in all this pain?

This is the Robertsons’ tale. It’s for somebody scared and beaten through an issue they can’t repair; somebody misplaced and looking for how via. You’ll meet the younger lady Mia who captured A&E’s Duck Dynasty viewers’ hearts, and find out how Missy and Jase have raised her and their sons to be trustworthy, convinced, and safe in who they're. You’ll be encouraged via how the Robertson kinfolk caught by means of one another in the course of the toughest occasions. And you’ll detect that God’s benefits are higher than you ever dreamed―and there for those who desire them the main.

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My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store

By Ben Ryder Howe

This hot and humorous story of an earnest preppy editor discovering himself trapped at the back of the counter of a Brooklyn comfort shop is set family members, tradition, and identification in an age of discombobulation.

It begins with a present, whilst Ben Ryder Howe's spouse, the daughter of Korean immigrants, makes a decision to pay off her mom and dad' self-sacrifice by way of deciding to buy them a shop. Howe, an editor on the rarefied Paris Review, has the same opinion to move alongside. issues quickly turn into much more advanced. After the company struggles, Howe unearths himself residing within the basement of his in-laws' Staten Island domestic, commuting to the Paris Review places of work in George Plimpton's top East part townhouse via day, and heading to Brooklyn at evening to slice chilly cuts and peddle lottery tickets. My Korean Deli follows the store's tumultuous lifestyles span, and alongside the best way paints the portrait of an exceptionally not likely partnership among characters with shoots throughout society, from the Brooklyn streets to Seoul to Puritan New England. possessing the deli turns into a transformative event for everybody concerned as they try to salvage the unique gift―and the family―while checking out problems with values, paintings, and identity.

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Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness

By Mary Forsberg Weiland

Fall to Pieces is a beautifully written, visceral, curler coaster journey within bipolar sickness, rock ’n’ roll, celebrity tradition, and the area of modeling. Mary Forsberg Weiland, ex-wife of the past due Scott Weiland, entrance guy for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, tells a harrowing actual tale of depression, drug dependancy, and psychological sickness with candor and, usually, humor. Co-written with veteran journalist Larkin Warren, Fall to Pieces is a blistering, eye-opening memoir of Hollywood meltdown within the bestselling vein of Tatum O’Neal’s A Paper Life and Valerie Bertinelli’s Losing It.

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Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

By T.J. Mitchell

“Fun…and choked with shrewdpermanent technological know-how. lovers of CSI—the actual kind—will are looking to learn it” (The Washington Post): a tender forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical expert, and the hair-raising situations that formed her as a doctor and human being.

Just months earlier than the September eleven terrorist assaults, Dr. Judy Melinek started her education as a brand new York urban forensic pathologist. whereas her husband and their boy or girl held down the house entrance, Judy threw herself into the attention-grabbing global of loss of life investigation—performing autopsies, investigating demise scenes, counseling grieving family. Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s years of teaching, taking readers in the back of the police tape of a few of the main harrowing deaths within the ny, together with a firsthand account of the occasions of September eleven, the next anthrax bio-terrorism assault, and the disastrous crash of yankee airways Flight 587.

An unvarnished portrait of the lifestyle of clinical examiners—complete with grisly anecdotes, chilling crime scenes, and a welcome dose of gallows humor—Working Stiff bargains a glimpse into the everyday life of 1 of America’s so much laborious professions, and the unforeseen demanding situations of shuttling among the domain names of the residing and the lifeless. The physique by no means lies—and throughout the murders, injuries, and suicides that land on her desk, Dr. Melinek lays naked the reality at the back of the glamorized depictions of post-mortem paintings on tv to bare the key tale of the true morgue. “Haunting and illuminating...the tales from her common workdays…transfix the reader with their demonstration that scientific technological know-how can diagnose and console lengthy after the pulse stops” (The manhattan Times).

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