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She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite...
by , Megan Twohey

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b><b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller.<br /><br />"An instant classic of investigative journalism...鈥楢ll the President鈥檚 Men鈥?for the Me Too era." 鈥?Carlos Lozada, <i>The Washington Post</i><br /><br />From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement</b></b><br /><br />For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein鈥檚 treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the <i>New York Times</i>, his name was still synonymous with power. During months of confidential interviews with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, many disturbing and long-buried allegations were unearthed, and a web of onerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements was revealed. These shadowy settlements had long been used to hide sexual harassment and abuse, but with a breakthrough reporting technique Kantor and Twohey helped to expose it. But Weinstein had evaded scrutiny in the past, and he was not going down without a fight; he employed a team of high-profile lawyers, private investigators, and other allies to thwart the investigation. When Kantor and Twohey were finally able to convince some sources to go on the record, a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the <i>New York Times</i> was set in motion.<br /> 聽<br /> Nothing could have prepared Kantor and Twohey for what followed the publication of their initial Weinstein story on October 5, 2017. Within days, a veritable Pandora鈥檚 box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened. Women all over the world came forward with their own traumatic stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry were outed following allegations of wrongdoing. But did too much change鈥攐r not enough? Those questions hung in the air months later as Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford came forward to testify that he had assaulted her decades earlier. Kantor and Twohey, who had unique access to Ford and her team, bring to light the odyssey that led her to come forward, the overwhelming forces that came to bear on her, and what happened after she shared her allegation with the world.<br /> 聽<br /> In the tradition of great investigative journalism, <i>She Said</i> tells a thrilling story about the power of truth, with shocking new information from hidden sources. Kantor and Twohey describe not only the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement, but the inspiring and affecting journeys of the women who spoke up鈥攆or the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves.
Unfreedom of the Press
by Mark R. Levin

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<b>From six-time #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.</b><br /><br /><i>Unfreedom of the Press</i> is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: 鈥渘ot government oppression or suppression,鈥?he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.<br /> <br />With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other.<br /> <br />It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed 鈥渙bjectivity of the press鈥?first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King鈥檚 critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences,聽habits, and convictions聽that have shaped him and his work.<br /><br />鈥淟ong live the King鈥?hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King鈥檚 <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer鈥檚 craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King鈥檚 advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999鈥攁nd how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it鈥攆ans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School (S...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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No matter how much Spanish you study, it鈥檚 nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you鈥檝e got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations. <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers. This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including: <ul><li>Translation of common proverbs: like <i>When in Rome, do as the Romans do</i>.</li><li>Slang: Like 隆Alivianate!鈥?cheer up or get high</li><li>Dual words: like integro and entero鈥攚ith the same meaning.</li><li>False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish</li></ul> So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!
Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters
by Harold Evans

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><b><br /></b><b>One of <i>NPR's</i> Best Books of the Year</b><b><br /></b><b>From one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time, "a writing manual so smart and incisive that it could surely benefit anyone--journalist, student, business executive, legislator--who has ever tried to craft an English sentence and fallen short" (<i>Daily Beast</i>). </b><br />Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. In <em>DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?</em>, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well.<br /><br />The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards <em>more--</em>more speed and more information but far less clarity. <br /><br />Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. <em>DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? </em>is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder.
How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information
by Alberto Cairo

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p><strong>A leading data visualization expert explores the negative鈥攁nd positive鈥攊nfluences that charts have on our perception of truth.</strong></p><br /><p>We鈥檝e all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don鈥檛 understand what we鈥檙e looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous鈥攁nd easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter鈥攊f we know how to read them.</p><br /><p>However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways鈥攄isplaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty鈥攐r are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas.</p><br /><p>In <em>How Charts Lie</em>, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories. Public conversations are increasingly propelled by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, <em>How Charts Lie</em> demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world.</p>
Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another
by Matt Taibbi

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Part tirade, part confessional from the celebrated <i>Rolling Stone</i> journalist, <i>Hate Inc.</i> reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business</b><br /><br /><br /><br />In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated <i>Rolling Stone</i> journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business. <br /><br /><br /><br />In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of monetizing anger, paranoia, and distrust. Taibbi, who has spent much of his career covering elections in which this kind of manipulative activity is most egregious, provides a rich taxonomic survey of American political journalism's dirty tricks.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Heading into a 2020 election season that promises to be a Great Giza Pyramid Complex of invective and digital ugliness, <i>Hate Inc.</i> will be an invaluable antidote to the hidden poisons dished up by those we rely on to tell us what is happening in the world.
The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating
by David Kadavy

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

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<p><strong>It鈥檚 a terrible feeling.</strong></p><p>To know you have a gift for the world.</p><p>But to be utterly paralyzed every time you try to discover what that gift is.</p><p><strong><em>Enough with the aspiration procrastination. Get the heart to start!</em></strong></p><br /><p>In <em>The Heart to Start</em>, blogger, podcaster, and award-winning designer David Kadavy takes you on his journey from Nebraska-based cubicle dweller to jet-setting bestselling author, showing you how to stop procrastinating, and start creating.</p><p>The original and battle-tested tactics in <em>The Heart to Start</em> eliminate fear in your present self, so you can finally become your future self:</p><ul><li><strong>Tap into the innate power of curiosity.</strong> Find the fuel to propel you through resistance.</li><li><strong>Catch yourself 鈥淚nflating The Investment.鈥?lt;/strong> Prevent self-destructive time sucks and find the time to follow your art, even if you feel like you have no time at all.</li><li><strong>Bust through 鈥淭he Linear Work Distortion.鈥?lt;/strong> Inspire action that harnesses your natural creative style.</li><li><strong>Supercharge your progress with 鈥淢otivational Judo.鈥?lt;/strong> Lay perfectionism on its back while propelling your projects forward.</li></ul><br /><p>Inspiring stories weave these techniques into your memory. From Maya Angelou to Seth Godin. From J. K. Rowling to Steven Pressfield. You'll hear from a Hollywood screenwriter, a chef, and even a creator of a hit board game.<p><p>Whether you鈥檙e writing a novel, starting a business, or picking up a paintbrush for the first time in years, <em>The Heart to Start</em> will upgrade your mental operating system with unforgettable tactics for ending procrastination before it starts, so you can make your creative dreams a reality.</p><p><strong><em>Take your first step and click the buy button. Download</em> The Heart to Start<em>, and unlock your inner creative genius today!</em></strong></p>
Plotman to the Rescue: A Troubleshooting Guide to Fixing Your Tou...
by James Scott Bell

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

November 04, 2019

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<h1><b>"Help! My plot drags, sags, and has no heart!"</h1><p></b><br /><br /><h2><b>This looks like a job for Plotman!</b></h2><p></b><br /><br />Yes, solving your plot problems is why the superhero of story came to Earth. His mission? To give practical, easy-to-apply answers to the most vexing plot questions writers face, such as:<br /><br />鈥?How do I plan a plot if I'm not a plot planner?<br />鈥?Does my plot need a prologue?<br />鈥?What if I hit a plot wall?<br />鈥?What if my plot is getting away from me?<br />鈥?Why ins't my plot more gripping at the start?<br />鈥?Why is my overall plot dull?<br />鈥?What should I do if my plot is implausible?<br />鈥?Do I really need to think about plot structure?<br />鈥?How do I deepen the emotional impact of my plot?<br />鈥?What's the best way to plug a plot hole?<br />鈥?How do I keep my plot from ending with a thud?<br /><br />And more! <br /><br />With bonus material on how to find and utilize beta readers; and several plot generating methods you can put to use at any time. <br /><br />Whether used as a reference guide or refresher course, this book will strengthen your storytelling muscles and help you elevate every novel you write. Because Plotman, along with his faithful sidekick Subplot Boy, has sworn to uphold plot, story, and the bestselling way.
Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
by John McPhee

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p><b>The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher</b></p><p><i>Draft No. 4</i> is a master class on the writer鈥檚 craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative while observing that 鈥渞eaders are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone鈥檚 bones.鈥?The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising鈥攁nd revising, and revising.</p><p><i>Draft No. 4</i> is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with <i>The New Yorker</i> and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at <i>Time </i>magazine. Throughout, <i>Draft No. 4</i> is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.</p>

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