The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us HumanIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world arguing

The White Man's Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon

The White Man's Guide to White Male Writers of the Western CanonNarrated by the voice of a once in a generation Twitter account GuyInYourMFA a handbook for the wannabe literary elite and those who laugh at them all illustrated by a New Yorker cartoonist.Who better than that unjustifiably overconfident guy in your MFA to mansplain the most important aka white

Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style

Pity the Reader: On Writing With StyleThe art and craft of writing by one of the few grandmasters of American literature, a bonanza for writers and listeners written by Kurt Vonnegut s former student Here is an entirely new side of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut as a teacher of writing Of course, he has given us glimpses in his aphorisms,

Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity

Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash CreativityAn instant New York Times bestseller In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions Including Felicia s personal stories and hard won

Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

Burn It Down: Women Writing about AngerA rich, nuanced exploration of women s anger from a diverse group of writers Women are angry, and from the MeToo movement to the record number of women running for political office, they re finally expressing it But all rage isn t created equal Who gets to be angry If there s now space for cis

Ordinary Hazards

Ordinary HazardsThis powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout A testimony and a triumph Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the

Essays One

Essays OneA selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short fiction writer Lydia DavisLydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare Jonathan Franzen has called her a magician of self consciousness, while Rick Moody hails her as the best prose stylist in

Friend or Fiction

Friend or FictionOne creative middle schooler schooler discovers that the best friend a girl can have is the one she makes herself in this charming magical realism read Jade s life hasn t exactly been normal lately, especially since her dad s cancer diagnosis Jade wishes her family could leave their no name town

Who is the Mystery Reader?

Who is the Mystery Reader?From Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award winning, best selling Elephant Piggie books, comes this breakout beginning reader series An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop in guests host a page turning extravaganza Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes,

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond FearThe instant 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life

Bunny

BunnySamantha Heather Mackey couldn t be of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England s Warren University A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort a

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading LifeFor so many people, reading isn t just a hobby or a way to pass the time it s a lifestyle Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can t imagine life without them I d Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary

The Grammarians

The GrammariansThe Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words They speak a secret twin tongue of their own as toddlers as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always

A Ladder to the Sky

A Ladder to the SkyMaurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success The one thing he doesn t have is talent but he s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way After all, a would be writer can find stories anywhere They don t need to be his own Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in