Books 2018

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  • Peter Thiel

    Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue


    I wrote a book about how Hulk Hogan sued Gawker, won $140M, and bankrupted a media empire…funded by billionaire Peter Thiel to get revenge (or justice). AMA
    An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018!A stunning story about how power works in the modern age–the book the New York Times called “one helluva page-turner” and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as “riveting…an astonishing modern media conspiracy that is a fantastic read.” Pick up the book everyone is talking about.In 2007, a short blogpost on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel’s sexuality had…

  • Colour of Time: A New History of the World

    The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960


    Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia.

  • and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House


    Wolff’s Trump book going on sale four days early amid furor
    #1 New York Times BestsellerWith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Comm…

  • Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

    Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right


    The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”
    Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?      The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in…

  • C Programming Language

    The C Programming Language


    Just turned 34 and I’m interested in trying a career in computer programming. How much of an uphill battle do I face?
    The authors present the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C’s rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures. The 2/E has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs. For years, C programmers have …

  • Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide

    How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide


    My 2 nephews are complete shitheads, so I get them gifts that are noticeably inferior to the gifts I give their cousins.
    On the one hand, nobody wants to be a dick. On the other hand, dicks are everywhere! They cut in line, talk behind our backs, recline into our seats, and even have the power to morph into trolls online. Their powers are impressive, but with a little foresight and thoughtfulness, we can take a stand against dickishness today. How Not to Be a Dick is packed with honest and straightforward advice, but it also includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) y…

  • Now: The Case for Reason

    Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress


    Steven Pinker maybe may favorite newcomer to JRE.
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR”My new favorite book of all time.” –Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the h…

  • Stiff: Two Years

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


    TIL of Judy Melinek, a medical examiner who identified hundreds of bodies from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, many of which were merely scraps of flesh or pieces of limb. She was called in mid-August 2002 because they had found a foot bone on top of another skyscraper 1/5 mile away.
    “Fun…and full of smart science. Fans of CSI—the real kind—will want to read it” (The Washington Post): A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being.Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. While her husband and their toddler held down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of…

  • and Winky

    Wanda and Winky


    After 12 years of torture in a Hawaiian circus , Tyke the elephant finally managed to escape during a live performance in August of 94. Injuring staff on her way out,police shot her 86 times , in the street which eventually killed her. The look in her eyes tells a thousand stories…
    Wanda and Winky were two elephants who came together in 1999 and lived at the Detroit Zoo. Captured as babies, Wanda was a former circus performer and Winky had spent her life as an attraction at a variety of zoos. In 2005, the Detroit Zoo executive director voluntarily sent Wanda and Winky to live at the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Ark 2000 Sanctuary in California. They were given their freedom because of arthritis and foot problems due to the cold living conditions in the north…

  • of the Republic: A Tale of Madness

    Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President


    Why are the assassinations of Presidents McKinley and Garfield seemingly confined to the back blocks of history, while Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy are theorised, discussed, written about and dramatised in countless documentaries and films on a regular basis?
    James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap…

  • Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo: Better Bundo Book

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book,…


    A John Oliver spoof of the Pence family’s new children’s book is an instant Amazon bestseller
    100% of Last Week Tonight’s proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. HBO’s Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children’s picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence – the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon’s life is about to change forever… With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this cha…

  • and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life (A New Harbinger Self-Help Work...

    Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life (A New Harbinger Self-Help Work…


    [Image] Found a note from 2 months ago, made a few updates
    If you are depressed, anxious, angry, worried, confused, frustrated, upset, or ashamed, please remember that you are not alone in your struggle with painful feelings and experiences. Everybody experiences emotional distress sometimes. It’s normal. But when the pain becomes too strong and too enduring, it’s time to take that important first step toward feeling better. Painful thoughts can arise in many ways. You may struggle with anxiety and depression, or feel that procrastination …

  • Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


    [rant] I have so much hate in me
    New York Times BestsellerIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it…

  • 2E PB (Smithsonian Library of the Solar System)

    JUPITER 2E PB (Smithsonian Library of the Solar System)


    When did scientists realize that Jupiter had no solid ground?
    Introduces Jupiter and its moons, describes what is known about Jupiter’s structure and magnetic field, and looks at its collision with comet fragments

  •'s Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)

    Player’s Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)


    FYI: 5e Player’s Handbook is on sale on Amazon for $20.99.
     Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game The Player’s Handbook® is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons® roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D® races and classes. Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient …

  • & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set (D&D Boxed Game)

    Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set (D&D Boxed Game)


    [General Image] D&D last night with some local ents
    Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters! The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy. Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rul…


    Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt


    TIL A man who survived a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge but broke his back on impact was saved from drowning by a sea lion who kept him afloat until rescuers could reach him.
    The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures to define a modern city. Yet, for author Kevin Hines the bridge is not merely a marker of a place or a time. Instead, the bridge marks the beginning of his remarkable story. At 19 years old, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge – a distance which took four seconds to fall. Recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, Kevin had begun to hear voices telling him he had to die, and days before hi…

  • Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

    The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science


    IWTL the science behind cooking/baking. What certain ingredients do and why, etc.
    The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award.A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color.Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that’s perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac ‘n’ cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tas…

  • Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's Guide to Addressing Performance

    101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager’s Guide to Addressing Performance, Cond…


    Sacked for farting?
    Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, not to mention productivity and communication issues–these are just a few of the uncomfortable topics bosses must sometimes discuss with their employees. With years of experience as the VP of employee relations at major entertainment companies, author Paul Falcone offers unique insight into the tools and skills required for managers to address some of the most common–as well as the most serious–employee problems they are likely t…

  • Good: The New Mood Therapy

    Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy


    NSV: Today my doctor told me that he was proud of me. It’s the first time I can remember anyone ever saying that to me.
    The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other ‘black holes’ of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer’s Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer y…