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Everything s Trash But It s Okay

Author : Phoebe Robinson
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Entertainment Weekly, "Fall's 20 Must-Reads" (2018) Essence, "Fall 2018 Guide to All Things Funny" Bustle, "18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018" "Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers laugh, cringe, and cry. Everything may indeed be trash but writing like this reminds us that we're gonna make it through all the terrible things with honesty, laughter, and faith."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world. Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Robinson's latest collection is a call to arms. Outfitted with on-point pop culture references, these essays tackle a wide range of topics: giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality, telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks, and calling foul on our culture's obsession with work. Robinson also gets personal, exploring money problems she's hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and, definitely most important, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day--and because she's seen roughly one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List. With the intimate voice of a new best friend, Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.

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Author : Molly MacDermot
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“To lead the world to justice and hope, we must empower a generation of young women to speak with authority and write their truth. Girls Write Now is making that happen—one girl at a time.”—Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Shout “When I name myself, I become myself. In these pages, girls name themselves, their worlds, their wishes, their pain and their heart’s finest joys. Right here, girls become their true selves.” —Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko Ctrl + B: The Girls Write Now 2019 Anthology showcases the next generation of young women writers. These energetic pieces are transforming the narrative and opening up readers to a fresh outlook and hope for the future. Inside these pages, Girls Write Now mentees explore what it means to be feminist, why we need to fight for freedoms, and the triumph when you speak up and share your unique story. For over 20 years, Girls Write Now has been a leader in arts education as New York's first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls. Girls Write Now mentees—more than 95 percent girls of color and high-need—are published, perform, and win awards. One hundred percent of the program's seniors are accepted to college. The Girls Write Now anthology series has been recognized as the Outstanding Book of the Year in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and has earned additional honors from the International Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the New York Book Festival, the San Francisco Book Festival, and the Paris Book Festival.

So You Want to Talk About Race

Author : Ijeoma Oluo
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in America Protests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher. Still, the task ahead seems daunting, and it’s hard to know where to start. How do you tell your boss her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law hang up on you when you had questions about police reform? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from police brutality and cultural appropriation to the model minority myth in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race, and about how racism infects every aspect of American life. "Simply put: Ijeoma Oluo is a necessary voice and intellectual for these times, and any time, truth be told." ―Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair

Please Don t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes

Author : Phoebe Robinson
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With sharp, timely insight, pitch-perfect pop culture references, and her always unforgettable voice, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson is back with her most must-read book yet. In her brand-new collection, Phoebe shares stories that will make you laugh, but also plenty that will hit you in the heart, inspire a little bit of rage, and maybe a lot of action. That means sharing her perspective on performative allyship, white guilt, and what happens when white people take up space in cultural movements; exploring what it’s like to be a woman who doesn’t want kids living in a society where motherhood is the crowning achievement of a straight, cis woman’s life; and how the dire state of mental health in America means that taking care of one’s mental health—aka “self-care”—usually requires disposable money. She also shares stories about her mom slow-poking before a visit with Mrs. Obama, the stupidly fake reassurances of zip-line attendants, her favorite things about dating a white person from the UK, and how the lack of Black women in leadership positions fueled her to become the Black lady boss of her dreams. By turns perceptive, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartfelt, Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes is not only a brilliant look at our current cultural moment, it's also a collection that will stay with readers for years to come.

Nasty Brutish and Short

Author : Scott Hershovitz
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Some of the best philosophers in the world can be found in the most unlikely places: in preschools and playgrounds. They gather to debate questions about metaphysics and morality, even though they've never heard the words, and can't tie their shoelaces. As Scott Hershovitz shows in this delightful book, kids are astoundingly good philosophers. And, if we let ourselves pause to think along with them, we might discover that we are, too. Nasty, Brutish, and Short is a unique guide to the art of thinking, led by a celebrated philosophy professor and his two young sons. Together, Scott, Rex, and Hank take us on a romp through classic and contemporary philosophy, steered by questions like, does Hank have the right to drink Fanta? When is it okay to swear? And, does the number six exist? They explore weighty issues, like punishment and authority; sex, gender, and race; the nature of truth and knowledge; and the existence of God. And they call on a host of professional philosophers, famous and obscure, to help them along the way. Ultimately, they demonstrate that we shouldn't just support kids in their philosophical adventures: we should join them, so that we can rekindle our own innate, childlike wonder at the world. We'd all be better, more discerning thinkers for it.

Trash

Author : Lizzy Sutphin
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Elise Sanders doesn’t have an easy life. Growing up in a small town in Alaska with an alcoholic mother and a series of abusive step-dads, Elise only has her friends and her older sister, Crystal, a kind of misfit family. But when Crystal gets pregnant and the cycle of poverty begins anew, can Elise save her family from itself? Or are they doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past? In Lizzy Sutphin’s gut-wrenching chronicle of a childhood rife with poverty, neglect, and abuse, the smart and resourceful Elise struggles to overcome the hurdles life has thrown in front of her and to help a family that may be beyond saving. But even Elise may not be strong enough to break the cycle.

Mapping The Trash Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top Tier Party Volume 3

Author : Udon Kamono
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Now that the Arrivers have been reunited, a familiar yet daunting task lies ahead of them: returning to the dungeon. Recent events have made them all a little wary, and Jin decides it’s time for Note to try his hand at combat arts... but our protagonist may end up learning more than he bargained for. Can Note finally grow into his own as a full-fledged member of the Arrivers? Or will a rematch with floor 20 prove too much? It’s do or die, and damned if he isn’t going to try!

Heartbeats

Author : Ruby Lang
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Bitten by the love bug? Then these seven medical romances might be just what the doctor ordered. From emergency room meet-ups to high-stakes house calls, these delightful couples will discover love is definitely the best medicine. Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for restaurateur Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with allergist Petra Lale. A little romance just might be chicken soup for his heart. Masquerade: Sophie Franklyn and Alex Scavoni spend a sizzling New Year's Eve in each other's arms, reveling in the anonymity of a masked party. But when next they meet, it's in the high-pressure world of a busy Perth emergency room where they must work side by side. Georgie's Heart: No one would ever guess that plump doctor's office receptionist Georgeanne Hartfield is the secret author of Faking It, the new sex guide everyone's talking about. Then Dr. Zane Bryant joins the practice and makes her feel like faking it isn't the only option. But if he discovers she's behind the infamous best seller, will he believe her feelings are real this time? Fair Trade: A surprise trade to the Sinners gives Grayson Gunn one last chance at the Cup before he hangs up his skates, and not even the injuries that send him to the team's pretty new doctor will stop him. Dr. Olivia Parker's professional focus has lost her countless personal relationships. Could a shot at real love be worth risking her ethical code? Immortal Flame: After a horrific accident, Peter Blackstone arrives in Allison La Croix's ER and heals himself before her eyes. Peter, an immortal, traded his soul to save his wife, and now he will hunt criminals forever. Can Allison find a way to unlock his forgotten, passionate soul? Flight from Love: Nurse Brooke Martin can't believe her good luck when rich playboy Reagan Hollingsworth proposes, but there's one problem: marriage is a sometime thing to Reagan and Brooke is a forever kind of girl. Is love something settled, or a wild, passionate affair? California Sunrise: Dr. Raul Mendez finds himself drawn to plucky single mother Alicia Fuentes after he diagnoses her young son on the autism spectrum, but their blossoming relationship must withstand the political and very personal battles surrounding immigration. Sensuality Level: Sensual

DIY Dammit

Author : Joselyn Hughes
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Doing it yourself always seems so simple. Only 3 steps! Just 5 supplies! Less than 30 minutes! Yeah right. The truth is, craftin’ ain’t easy. But it also doesn’t have to be an exasperating lesson in your own clumsiness. Joselyn Hughes knows the struggle. She’s lived it. And now, with DIY, Dammit!, she offers up foolproof craftables that deliver maximum cute with minimal effort. There are easy-to-follow instructions and realistic shortcuts—because waiting for paint to dry is as boring as…well, you know. With Joselyn by your side you’ll laugh, learn, and end up with handcrafted creations that will impress your friends, family, and strangers you accost on the street. She’s already made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to. What are you waiting for? DIY, Dammit!

Science Blogging

Author : Christie Wilcox
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Here is the essential how-to guide for communicating scientific research and discoveries online, ideal for journalists, researchers, and public information officers looking to reach a wide lay audience. Drawing on the cumulative experience of twenty-seven of the greatest minds in scientific communication, this invaluable handbook targets the specific questions and concerns of the scientific community, offering help in a wide range of digital areas, including blogging, creating podcasts, tweeting, and more. With step-by-step guidance and one-stop expertise, this is the book every scientist, science writer, and practitioner needs to approach the Wild West of the Web with knowledge and confidence.