Some people are born to lead and destined to teach by the example of living life to the fullest, and facing death with uncommon honesty and courage. peter barton was that kind of person.driven by the ideals that sparked a generation, he became an overachieving everyman, a risk-taker who showed others what was possible. then, in the prime of his life—hugely successful, happily married, and the father of three children—peter faced the greatest of all challenges. diagnosed with cancer, he began a journey that was not only frightening and appalling
From the internationally bestselling author of the reluctant fundamentalist, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy's quest for wealth and love. his first two novels established mohsin hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world's pulse. how to get filthy rich in rising asia meets that reputation, and exceeds it. the astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over "rising asia." it follows
“you close that book, and you feel like you’ve walked through 15 to 20 different lives in another world.”
In 2016 comedian mike birbiglia and poet jennifer hope stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter oona to the nantucket film festival. when the festival director picked them up at the airport she asked mike if he would perform at the storytelling night. she said, "the theme of the stories is jealousy."jen quipped, "you're jealous of oona. you should talk about that." and so mike began sharing some of his darkest and funniest thoughts about the decision to have a child. jen and mike revealed to each other their sides of what
Richard betts is one of fewer than two hundred master sommeliers in the world, but he’s no wine snob and he hates wine-speak. in the first book of its kind, he helps readers scratch and sniff their way to expertise by introducing the basic components of wine—the fruits, the wood, the earth—enabling anyone to discover the difference between a syrah and a sangiovese and get the glass they love every time. humorously illustrated, with 16 scents, this irresistible gift puts the fun back in wine fundamentals.