We Learn Nothing: Essays

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Simon & Schuster #ad - This edition also includes the sensationally popular essay “The Busy Trap, ” as seen in the New York Times. Kreider locates the right simile and the pith of situations as he carefully catalogues humanity’s inventive and manifold ways of failing” Publishers Weekly, starred review. In we learn nothing, satirical cartoonist tim kreider turns his funny, asking big questions about human-sized problems: what if you survive a brush with death and it doesn’t change you? Why do we fall in love with people we don’t even like? How do you react when someone you’ve known for years unexpectedly changes genders? With a perfect combination of humor and pathos, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, peppered with Kreider’s signature cartoons, these essays, leave us with newfound wisdom and a unique prism through which to examine our own chaotic journeys through life.

Simon Schuster. These are the conversations you have only with best friends or total strangers, late at night over drinks, near closing time.

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I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays

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Simon & Schuster #ad - He talks about his time teaching young women at an upstate New York college, and the profound lessons they wound up teaching him. And in a hugely popular essay that originally appeared in The New York Times, he talks about his nineteen-year-old cat, wondering if it’s the most enduring relationship he’ll ever have.

New york times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his often befuddling relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. Simon Schuster. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He talks about his valued female friendships, one of which landed him on a circus train bound for Mexico.

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays #ad - He had a cult following as a cartoonist. But, and emotional vulnerability have earned him deserved comparisons to David Sedaris, above all else, Tim Kreider is an essayist—one whose deft prose, dark humor, uncanny observations, Sarah Vowell, and the late David Foster Wallace who was himself a fan of Kreider’s humor.

He talks about his difficulty finding lasting love, and seeks to understand his commitment issues by tracking down the John Hopkins psychologist who tested him for a groundbreaking study on attachment when he was a toddler. In his new collection, he focuses his unique perception and wit on his relationships with women—romantic, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You, platonic, and the murky in-between.

Each of these pieces is hilarious and profound, and collectively they further cement Kreider’s place among the best essayists working today.

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Twilight of the Assholes The Chronicles of the Era of Darkness 2005-2009

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Fantagraphics #ad - And he finds two cartoons’ worth of “Reasons to Look Forward to the Next Terrorist Attack. Also included is his infamous entry into Iran’s Holocaust cartoon contest, “Silver Linings of the Holocaust. Kreider mocks not only the evil and hapless Bush but the fecklessness of progressives, and, most of all, the imbecile bigotry of radical Islam, the dumb bovine complacency of the American voter.

Tim kreider refuses to let the Bush administration off easy. The end of his second volume of political cartoons, Why Do They Kill Me?, saw its author in despair over the 2004 election. Twilight of the assholes is an hysterical chronicle of the end of the Era of Darkness, and, believe it or not, a heartening document of one man’s loss and tentative restoration of faith in democracy.

He juxtaposes the biblical christ with His blonde, flag-draped, machine-gun-toting American incarnation in “Jesus vs. His art has become even more dense with gags and his writing most recently featured in the New York Times has never been more astute and devastating. Black-and-white cartoons and illustration throughout Simon Schuster.

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Why Do They Kill Me?

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Fantagraphics Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Simon Schuster. By tim kreider cynical, astute, blackly hilarious, and deeply biased, these cartoons are neither the superficial, obvious jibes that appear in your daily paper's editorial section nor the didactic left-wing rants syndicated in your local alternative weekly; they are the artistic equivalent of hollow-point bullets fired from a high-powered rifle with a laser sight directly into the brain of the Bush administration.

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I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays

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Simon & Schuster #ad - And in a hugely popular essay that originally appeared in The New York Times, he talks about his nineteen-year-old cat, wondering if it’s the most enduring relationship he’ll ever have. Philosophers have told him he’s a philosopher. Simon Schuster. But, uncanny observations, sarah vowell, and emotional vulnerability have earned him deserved comparisons to David Sedaris, dark humor, above all else, Tim Kreider is an essayist—one whose deft prose, and the late David Foster Wallace who was himself a fan of Kreider’s humor.

Used book in Good Condition. He had a cult following as a cartoonist. The new york times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his often befuddling relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. He talks about his time teaching young women at an upstate New York college, and the profound lessons they wound up teaching him.

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays #ad - Religious groups have invited him to speak. He talks about his valued female friendships, one of which landed him on a circus train bound for Mexico. White and david sedaris” the new york times book review, and hilarious” Judd Apatow, each of these pieces is “heartbreaking, brutal, and collectively they further cement Kreider’s place among the best essayists working today.

Beautifully written, with just enough humor to balance his spikiness” Booklist, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You focuses Tim’s unique perception and wit on his relationships with women—romantic, platonic, and the murky in-between.

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Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

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Villard Books #ad - It’s also a primer for those with a case of pent-up wanderlust seeking to live the dream. Usa today   “i couldn’t put this book down. It’s a whole different ethic of travel. Used book in Good Condition. Why? because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. Potts’s practical advice might just convince you to enjoy that open-ended trip of a lifetime.

Rick steves   “potts wants us to wander, to explore, finally, to embrace the unknown, and, to take our own damn time about it. And vagabonding teaches you how to travel and think, not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life. Tim ferriss, from the foreword   “The book is a meditation on the joys of hitting the road.

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel #ad - I think this is the most sensible book of travel-related advice ever written. Tim cahill, founding editor of Outside Simon Schuster. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. With a new foreword by tim ferriss • there’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms.

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Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

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Grove Press #ad - What can you do?” this is a problem that Zen Master Seung Sahn is fond of posing to his American students who attend his Zen centers. Consisting of dialogues, this book is a fresh presentation of the zen teaching method of “instant dialogue” between Master and student which, and letters using the Zen Master’s actual words in spontaneous, Dharma speeches, stories, formal Zen interviews, through the use of astonishment and paradox, living interaction with his students, leads to an understanding of ultimate reality.

Grove Press. Somebody comes into the zen center with a lighted cigarette, blows smoke in its face, walks up to the Buddha statue, and drops ashes on its lap. Vagabonding an uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel. Simon Schuster. Used book in Good Condition. You are standing there. Dropping ashes on the buddha is a delightful, irreverent, and often hilariously funny living record of the dialogue between Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn and his American students.

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Over the course of several pages, comic, and completely, charming, uncover Babel's secret influence on the making of King Kong, humane, poignant, ironic, and introduce her readers to a new voice that was unpredictable, Batuman managed to misplace Babel's last living relatives at the San Francisco airport, unpretentiously full of love for literature.

Grove Press. Batuman's subsequent pieces―for the new yorker, harper's Magazine, and the London Review of Books― have made her one of the most sought-after and admired writers of her generation, and its best traveling companion. Simon Schuster. One of the economist's 2011 books of the year the true but unlikely stories of lives devoted―absurdly! melancholically! beautifully!―to the russian clASSICSNo one who read Elif Batuman's first article in the journal n+1 will ever forget it.

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. In the possessed we watch her investigate a possible murder at Tolstoy's ancestral estate. Love and the novel, the individual in history, the existential plight of the graduate student: all find their place in The Possessed.

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

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Penguin Press #ad - The true subject of pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives. Grove Press. By turns dazzling and edifying, the self, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, and our place in the world.

Simon Schuster. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, history, and medicine, travel writing, memoir, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence #ad - Used book in Good Condition. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

. Vagabonding an uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. The #1 new york Times bestseller.

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What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars Columbia Business School Publishing

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Columbia University Press #ad - Jim paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all―his fortune, his reputation, and his job―in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors.

This book―winner of a 2014 axiom business book award gold medal―begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Investors lose money in the markets either because of errors in their analysis or because of psychological barriers preventing the application of analysis.

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars Columbia Business School Publishing #ad - While all analytical methods have some validity and make allowances for instances in which they do not work, psychological factors can keep an investor in a losing position, causing him to abandon one method for another in order to rationalize the decisions already made. Used book in Good Condition. Paul and moynihan's cautionary tale includes strategies for avoiding loss tied to a simple framework for understanding, accepting, trading, and dodging the dangers of investing, and speculating.

Vagabonding an uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel. Simon Schuster. It then describes the circumstances leading up to Paul's $1.

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Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live

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Catapult #ad - Virginia woolf, yasunari kawabata, and václav havel make appearances, William Trevor, Eudora Welty, Mavis Gallant, Saul Bellow, John Edgar Wideman, as well as the poet Herbert Morris—about whom almost nothing is known. An elegy for an eccentric late father, and the end of a marriage, Am I Alone Here? is also a celebration of the possibility of renewal.

A national book critics circle award finalist in criticism “stories, ” Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, both my own and those I’ve taken to heart, writing, make up whoever it is that I’ve become, and living. Orner reads—and writes—everywhere he finds himself: a hospital cafeteria, a coffee shop in Albania, or a crowded bus in Haiti.

At once personal and panoramic, this book will inspire readers to return to the essential stories of their own lives. Grove Press. Used book in Good Condition. Vagabonding an uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel. Simon Schuster. The result is “a book of unlearned meditations that stumbles into memoir.

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