Suburban Haiku

Author: Peyton Price
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762453818
Format: PDF, ePub
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Peyton Price understands the psyche of the suburban mother. Once an ambitious go-getter with a respected career, Price veered off the fast track and into the carpool lane. Wanting what's best for two kids and a husband, Price finds it hard not to keep up with the Joneses—especially when they are living right next door. Yet, unlike other micro-managing mothers, Price does not unwind with a glass of wine, but with haiku. True to form, every haiku is a 17-syllable catharsis—capturing the frustration and elation of daily suburban motherhood. Price's topics, or rather, targets, range from boring PTA meetings and kids' sports to the elusive spa day, and everything in between.

Suburban Haiku

Author: Peyton Price
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480061071
Format: PDF, ePub
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Suburban Haiku: Christmas Special is a collection of more than 100 holiday haiku. Frenzied shopping, endless wrapping, holiday card snubs, open house etiquette, competitive decorating, the Santa photo line-From Black Friday to Christmas Day, it's all here. Suburban Haiku: Christmas Special is the perfect introduction to the entertaining Suburban Haiku series, and an ideal last minute gift for Christmas lovers and Scrooges alike. When you hang the lights, turn up the festive music to drown out the swears. Now don't get tipsy at the neighbor's open house. You might spill too much. Thanks for the help, kids. Now all that's left for Mommy is redo the tree.

Book of Haikus

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664886
Format: PDF, ePub
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Highlighting a lesser-known aspect of one of America's most influential authors, this new collection displays Jack Kerouac's interest in and mastery of haiku. Experimenting with this compact poetic genre throughout his career, Kerouac often included haiku in novels, correspondence, notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, and recordings. In this collection, Kerouac scholar Regina Weinreich supplements an incomplete draft of a haiku manuscript found in Kerouac's archives with a generous selection of Kerouac's other haiku, from both published and unpublished sources. With more than 500 poems, this is a must-have volume for Kerouac enthusiasts everywhere.

Cryptonomicon

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061792578
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. As an added bonus, the e-book edition of this New York Times bestseller includes an excerpt from Stephenson's new novel, Seveneves. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702—commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces. Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia—a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty...or to universal totalitarianism reborn. A breathtaking tour de force, and Neal Stephenson's most accomplished and affecting work to date, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought and creative daring; the product of a truly iconoclastic imagination working with white-hot intensity.

Orangutanka

Author: Margarita Engle
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company BYR Paperbacks
ISBN: 1627796231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon . . . all except one. This little orangutan wants to dance! A hip-hop, cha-cha-cha dance full of somersaults and cartwheels. But who will dance with her? Written in bold poems in the tanka style, an ancient Japanese form of poetry that is often used as a travel diary, this exuberant orangutan celebration from acclaimed poet Margarita Engle will make readers want to dance, too!

GUYKU

Author: Bob Raczka
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547504995
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The wind and I play tug-of-war with my new kite. The wind is winning. When you’re a guy, nature is one big playground—no matter what the season. There are puddles to splash in the spring, pine trees to climb in the summer, maple seeds to catch in the fall, and icicles to swordfight with in the winter. Nature also has a way of making a guy appreciate important stuff—like how many rocks it takes to dam up a stream, or how much snow equals a day off from school. So what kind of poetry best captures these special moments, at a length that lets guys get right back to tree-climbing and kite-flying? Why, guyku, of course!

Motherhood Realized

Author: Power of Moms
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 9781939629074
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We believe that family life is beautiful and that motherhood is a privilege. But we also believe it is often really hard to see all that beauty when we're in the midst of mothering. So often, we feel like we're spread too thin. We feel like we don't match up. Our hearts want to do more than our hands can manage. And every day, as we cycle through household duties, discipline, errands, conversations, teaching, and hundreds of unexpecteds, we're often left tired, worried, and in need of some extra inspiration and encouragement. Power of Moms is an online community of deliberate mothers. Since 2007, millions of mothers from all backgrounds who are striving to be the best they can be have gathered to our website to learn and grow together. Time and again, our posts receive comments that say something like, "I am going to print this out and put it on my nightstand so I can read it again and again." We've been concerned about those nightstands . . . getting all cluttered up with paper. So we've selected dozens of our most popular posts and compiled them neatly into this book just for you. Becoming Our Best Selves Getting Through Hard Times Remembering the Meaning in Motherhood Shifting Our Perspectives Savoring the Moments This book isn't just a book. It's a tangible representation of a living, breathing community of mothers. Motherhood is the hardest job we'll ever love, and it's so much better when we're doing it together.

Something Smells Like Pee

Author: Blythe E. Jewell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481215626
Format: PDF
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Humorist/writer/artist Blythe Jewell explores things, life, whatnot through the prism of humor, poetry and illustration. This quirky collection of more than 60 titles includes brilliant pieces like “Hair in My A$$ Crack,” “Shut the F*&! Up About Twilight,” “On Our Periods Together,” “Neil Patrick Harris Gets the Paddle,” “Leave the F*&%ing Cat Alone,” and many more.

At a Distance

Author: Annmarie Chandler
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262033282
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The theory and practice of networked art and activism, including mail art, sound art, telematic art, fax art, Fluxus, and assemblings.

Robot Burp Head Smartypants

Author: Annette Simon
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763665827
Format: PDF, ePub
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The wacky green and purple robots from Robot Zombie Frankenstein return in a giggle-inducing concept story that finds them burping to 10 and belching the alphabet before burping by tens while blindfolded, juggling and skateboarding.