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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Lowest new price: $14.75
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Author: Trevor Noah
Brand: Trevor Noah

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Michiko Kakutani, New York TimesNewsdayEsquire • NPR • Booklist

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Praise for Born a Crime

 “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“[An] unforgettable memoir.”Parade

 “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today

“[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People

“[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”Booklist (starred review)

“A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”Kirkus Reviews

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Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine Lowest new price: $17.51
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Author: Joe Hagan

A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others.
 
The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone's founder, editor, and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail. Joe Hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their handlers; he details the daring journalism (Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O’Rourke) and internecine office politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.
 
Supplemented by a cache of extraordinary documents and letters from Wenner's personal archives, Sticky Fingers depicts an ambitious, mercurial, wide-eyed rock and roll fan of who exalts in youth and beauty and learns how to package it, marketing late sixties counterculture as a testament to the power of American youth. The result is a fascinating and complex portrait of man and era, and an irresistible biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.  

An Amazon Best Book of November 2017: Jann Wenner wanted a biography. As founder and Editor in Chief of Rolling Stone magazine, he has wielded an outsized influence over popular culture for decades, and his biography would have to match. When Wenner launched his “sort of a magazine and sort of a newspaper” in 1967, it also shot him into the whirlwind; soon he was socializing with the likes of John and Yoko, Mick , Janis, and Jimi, while indulging in the excesses inextricably intertwined with the rock-and-roll lifestyle. His success was deserved; as an editor, his eye was confident and sharp, and as the magazine grew in stature through the 1970s, his direction fostered the careers of Hunter S. Thompson, Annie Leibovitz, and Greil Marcus, just three of the many counterculture outliers to grace its pages. (Maybe grace isn’t always the right word.)

One might assume that he’d been planning a monument to himself all along, but in hiring Joe Hagan to write it, he might have gotten more than he bargained for. Wenner kept an exhaustive archive of all of his records and correspondence, and he gave Hagan full access. He also gave his permission--or at least acceded to it—to write the story as he saw fit, with all the sticky facts that unfailingly accompany a life so large. And, man, did Hagan pull it off. Sticky Fingers is overstuffed with anecdotes, interviews, and history that not only evoke Wenner’s persona in all its grandiosity and creative energy, but also that of the era he helped create. One way to know that the book is good: Although Wenner reportedly regrets the result (he has denounced it as “tawdry”), he doesn’t dispute it. Hagan did him a favor. This is certainly not hagiography, but ultimately, Wenner will loom larger for it. --Jon Foro, The Amazon Book Review

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Ansel Adams 2018 Wall Calendar

Ansel Adams 2018 Wall Calendar Lowest new price: $8.48
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Author: Ansel Adams
Brand: Hachette Book Group Usa

With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the Ansel Adams Wall Calendar remains a beloved annual bestseller.


The 2018 Ansel Adams Wall Calendar features thirteen exquisite, high-quality reproductions of Adams' photographs, carefully selected and ordered to reflect the changing seasons. These stunning images-majestic mountain vistas, dramatic waterfalls, and landscapes of the American West-will delight all year long. This large-scale calendar leaves plenty of room for recording appointments and other daily events. Printed on high-quality photographic paper, each stunning photograph is suitable for framing at year's end. A classic and popular now as ever, the Ansel Adams Wall Calendar is an elegant addition to any home or office.

For more ways to enjoy the photography of Ansel Adams, look for the Ansel Adams 2018 Engagement Calendar.

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  • Height: 12.63 in. Width: 15.63 in.
  • Manufactured by: Hachette Book Group USA
  • Seller SKU: 201800009820
  • Ansel Adams Wall Calendar

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My First Guitar: Learn To Play: Kids

My First Guitar: Learn To Play: Kids Lowest new price: $11.95
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Author: Ben Parker

New - from Amazon #1 best-selling music author Ben Parker !

This book is the perfect introduction to the Guitar for kids of all ages !

With no sheet music to follow, kids can easily follow the clear and simple diagrams and photos to learn their first chords, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first guitar!

* Easy to follow instructions and illustrations
* Simple exercises to follow and practice
* Learn at their own pace
* Fun and easy songs, chords and tunes to play
* Simply follow the lessons in the book and kids will be playing guitar in no time !

Check out Ben's Amazon Author page for his other best-selling kids and adult tuition books for: Ukulele, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Banjo, Recorder and Harmonica !!

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The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw, Step by Step (Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Books)

The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw, Step by Step (Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Books) Lowest new price: $8.99
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Author: Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

The most comprehensive how to draw book for kids! This children's drawing book gives you 365 things to draw every day for an entire year - animals, objects, food, plants, vehicles, sports, holidays and more. Every mini drawing lesson is broken down into easy to follow step by step instructions, so that all budding artists can create a masterpiece. This book is perfect for kids 9-12 +, but kids age 6-8 with a high interest in art will be able to follow our diagrams easily as well. The Drawing Book for Kids is the only book you'll need to turn your kids' creativity into artistic confidence!

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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors Lowest new price: $22.53
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Author: George W. Bush
Brand: Bush George W

#1 New York Times bestseller | Amazon "Best Books of the Month"

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.  With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

 
Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.  
 
Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families.
 
Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is President Bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. 
 
 
President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.

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A Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults: Eat A Bag of D*cks: Eggplant Emoji Edition: An Irreverent & Hilarious Antistress Sweary Adult Colouring Gift ... Mindful Meditation & Art Color Therapy)

A Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults: Eat A Bag of D*cks: Eggplant Emoji Edition: An Irreverent & Hilarious Antistress Sweary Adult Colouring Gift ... Mindful Meditation & Art Color Therapy) Lowest new price: $5.59
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Author: Honey Badger Coloring

2017 GIFT IDEAS | COLOURING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS

Pardon my language, but I'm sweary AF!

---The Honey Badger

Are you looking to blowing off steam by customizing unique coloring pages with some f***ing glitter pens?! Need a good laugh?! Then Eat A Bag of D*cks is just what you need. Indulge your inner child as you color imaginative designs long held sacred by folks way more enlightened than you (but who probably also enjoyed cursing). Are you on a path to peace and a tranquil connection to the universe, or are you just looking to color cuss words and relax after a long day? Good news: all the above is achievable with this coloring book.

Honey Badger Don't Give a Sh*t!

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  • For adult only (NOT FOR CHILDREN)
  • Silky matte finish cover design
  • Printed single sided on bright white paper
  • Perfect for all coloring and paint mediums
  • High quality 60 pound paper stock with full page designs

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How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students

How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students Lowest new price: $17.82
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Author: Catherine V Holmes
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How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps. The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualize ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist. From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings, How to Draw Cool Stuff makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined! Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. How to Draw Cool Stuff is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists. How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing!

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Notebook Doodles Go Girl!: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) (30 Inspiring Designs; Beginner-Friendly Empowering Art Activities for Tweens, on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper)

Notebook Doodles Go Girl!: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) (30 Inspiring Designs; Beginner-Friendly Empowering Art Activities for Tweens, on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper) Lowest new price: $4.99
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Author: Jess Volinski
Brand: Design Originals

Welcome to the happy and colorful world of Notebook Doodles! Inside Notebook Doodles Go Girl! you'll find:

  • 30 inspiring Notebook Doodles designs waiting to be filled with color
  • 20 fun color palettes to help you get started on your coloring adventure
  • Use whatever art materials you love—watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, or gel pens
  • High-quality extra-thick paper that won't bleed through
  • Perforated pages so when you're done, your art can easily be removed to hang up or give as a gift

Discover 30 inspirational notebook doodle designs to color with watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, or gel pens.

Notebook Doodles Go Girl! isn't just another kid's coloring book! Its empowering art statements are designed specifically for the design-savvy TWEEN who thinks kids books are too juvenile and mom's adult coloring books are too, well... adult! Inside this book, youthful readers will discover 30 interactive art activities that are just waiting to be filled with color. They'll also find a coloring art lesson, 20 inspiring color palettes, 8 pages of colored examples, and inspiring quotes to go with every design. Watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, and gel pens will all look stunning on high-quality, extra-thick paper. Each page is perforated, so when it's finished, it can easily be removed to hang up or give as a gift.

Notebook Doodles is the first contemporary coloring book series just for tweens! Notebook Doodles books offer a fun, fresh, and exciting new coloring book series for tween girls ages 8–12.

Jess Volinski, the innovative author, is a popular designer who has an original, authentic style. Inside this book, you'll find 30 interactive coloring pages on fun themes, with original, authentic, and on-trend art that resonates with tweens. Young coloring enthusiasts will also find an art lesson in the front, eight pages of fully colored examples, inspiring quotes to go with every design, perforated pages, and high quality artist paper. It’s coloring perfected... for TWEENS!

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Notebook Doodles Super Cute: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) (32 Adorable Animal Designs; Beginner-Friendly Relaxing, Creative Art Activities; High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper)

Notebook Doodles Super Cute: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) (32 Adorable Animal Designs; Beginner-Friendly Relaxing, Creative Art Activities; High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper) Lowest new price: $5.57
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Author: Jess Volinski
Brand: Design Originals

Welcome to a happy and colorful world of notebook doodles!

  • 32 super cute Notebook Doodles animal designs waiting to be filled with color
  • 20+ fun color palettes to help you get started on your coloring adventure
  • Use whatever art materials you love—watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, or gel pens
  • High-quality extra-thick paper that won't bleed through
  • Perforated pages so when you're done, your art can easily be removed to hang up or give as a gift

Discover 32 fun notebook doodle animal designs to color with watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, or gel pens.

Inside this book you’ll find 32 super cute Notebook Doodles animal designs that are just waiting to be filled with color. More than 20 fun color palettes are included to help get you started on your coloring adventure.

Not only is coloring fun and relaxing, it’s also a creative opportunity to be yourself by expressing how you feel through color. Whatever art materials you love to use—watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, gel pens—they will look stunning on this high-quality, extra-thick paper. Each page is perforated, so when you’re done, it can easily be removed to hang up or give as a gift. Because the best part of creativity is sharing it!

Notebook Doodles is the first contemporary coloring book series just for tweens! Notebook Doodles books offer a fun, fresh, and exciting new coloring book series for tween girls ages 8–12.

This is not "just another" coloring book—its empowering art statements are designed for the design-savvy tween who thinks kids books are too juvenile and mom's adult coloring books are too, well... adult!

Jess Volinski, the innovative author, is a popular designer who has an original, authentic style. Inside this book, you'll find interactive coloring pages on fun themes, with original, authentic art that resonates with tweens. Young coloring enthusiasts will also find an art lesson in the front, eight pages of fully colored examples, inspiring quotes to go with every design, perforated pages, and high quality artist paper. It's coloring perfected... for TWEENS!

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  • Design Originals-Notebook Doodles Super Cute Coloring

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