Facts and Fancies

Author: Paul Taylor
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480413380
Format: PDF
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“No other dancer ever looked like Paul Taylor, that strapping, elastic, goofy hunk of a guy, and no one else’s dance works look like his either—not the deep, dark ones or the zany ones or the uplifting ones. His vocabulary, his tone are unique and unmistakable. The same thing is true, it turns out, about his writing. His style is utterly his own, and like all real style it isn’t a calculated voice but a reflection of the way his quirky mind works.” —From the foreword by Robert Gottlieb “Taylor has not cultivated one writing persona, but has unleashed a raft of voices in a raft of forms: travesty, comedy, fiction, essay, satire, allegory, poetry, fable, epistle. While many of these selections are humorous, as anyone familiar with Taylor’s choreography knows, even in the sunniest of his dances, there are often threatening clouds on the horizon. And the canny Taylor recognizes when to swap his Janus masks for maximum emotional wallop.” —From the introduction by Suzanne Carbonneau This wonderful new book by one of the preeminent dancers and choreographers consists of a range of pieces of fact and fiction that run from thoughts on friendliness and country living to animosity and city life. Taylor’s first book since his autobiography (Private Domain, 1995, Alfred A. Knopf) is a romp through his playful mind, with chapter titles such as: Why I Make Dances, The Redheaded Spiritualist, Martha Close Up, Clytemnestra, How to Tell Ballet from Modern, and In the Marcel Proust Suite of L’Hotel Continental.

Fancy Nancy s Perfectly Posh Paper Doll Book

Author: Jane O'Connor
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061873284
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Get glamorous with Nancy and Bree! This exquisite book features two paper dolls, more than seventy full-color stickers, and eight pages of the fanciest outfits ever!

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780141439679
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Kate Flint.

There s a Babirusa in My Bathtub

Author: Maxine Schur
Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)
ISBN: 9781584691174
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Profiles a variety of little-known animals, including the babirusa, the dingo, and the okapi.

How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
Format: PDF
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

We are Never Meeting in Real Life

Author: Samantha Irby
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101912197
Format: PDF, ePub
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With heartfelt candor and her usual side-splitting bite, humorist, essayist, and blogger at bitchesgottaeat.com Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the disaster that has been her life. An ill-fated pilgrimage and romantic vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, awkward sexual encounters, a Bachelorette application gone awry, and more-- sometimes you just have to laugh, even when your life is a dumpster fire.