#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD
"You will not read a more important book about America this year."âThe Economist
"A riveting book."âThe Wall Street Journal
"Essential reading."âDavid Brooks,Â New York Times
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerfulÂ account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader,Â probing look at the struggles of Americaâs white working class
Hillbilly ElegyÂ is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisisâthat of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.
The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.âs grandparents were âdirt poor and in love,â and moved north from Kentuckyâs Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.
But as the family saga ofÂ Hillbilly ElegyÂ plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vanceâs grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures,Â Hillbilly ElegyÂ is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
This is a signed edition. Limited quantities available. Â The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back. Â It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Â Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. Â In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Azaâs story with shattering, unflinching clarity.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to Americaâs most sacred values.
In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R. Levin revisits the foundersâ warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up.
Levin returns to the impassioned question he's explored in each of his bestselling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent. Understanding these principles, in Levinâs words, can âserve as the antidote to tyrannical regimes and governments.â Rediscovering Americanism is not an exercise in nostalgia, but an appeal to his fellow citizens to reverse course.
This essential book brings Levinâs celebrated, sophisticated analysis to the troubling question of America's future, and reminds us what we must restore for the sake of our children and our children's children.
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, weâve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Letâs be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesnât sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it isâa dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, letâs-all-feel-good mindset that has infectedÂ modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limitedâ"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
A thrilling sci-fi, superhero novel, where in the distant future, a gang of thieves and murderers called the Blades have begun their assault on Lattice Light City. Dr. Phillip Redman, a scientist out to protect the citizens, initiates his biggest, and most controversial experiment to date. Project Nitro. Five individuals are transformed into super-powered biohumans, each with their own unique abilities to better help their cause. Together they must fight through the ranks of the Blades to reach their mysterious leader and stop whatever the Blades have planned for Lattice Light. However, with dangerous chemicals, new technology, and super-powered villains lining the streets, the Nitros will need to master their abilities and perfect the art of teamwork in order to survive and finally bring the reign of the Blades to an end.
From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trumpâthe key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.
Based on dozens of interviews conducted over six years, Green spins the master narrative of the 2016 campaign from its origins in the far fringes of right-wing politics and reality television to its culmination inside Trumpâs penthouse on election night.
The shocking elevation of Bannon to head Trumpâs flagging presidential campaign on August 17, 2016, hit political Washington like a thunderclap and seemed to signal the meltdown of the Republican Party. Bannon was a bomb-throwing pugilist whoâd never run a campaign and was despised by Democrats and Republicans alike.Â
Yet Bannonâs hard-edged ethno-nationalism and his elaborate, years-long plot to destroy Hillary Clinton paved the way for Trumpâs unlikely victory. Trump became the avatar of a dark but powerful worldview that dominated the airwaves and spoke to voters whom others couldnât see. Trumpâs campaign was the final phase of a populist insurgency that had been building up in America for years, and Bannon, its inscrutable mastermind,Â believed it was the culmination of a hard-right global uprising that would change the world.
Any study of Trumpâs rise to the presidency is unavoidably a study of Bannon. Devilâs Bargain is a tour-de-force telling of the remarkable confluence of circumstances that decided the election, many of them orchestrated by Bannon and his allies, who really did plot a vast, right-wing conspiracy to stop Clinton. To understand Trump's extraordinary rise and Clintonâs fall, you have to weave Trumpâs story together with Bannonâs, or else it doesn't make sense.
Review every skill and question type needed for SAT success â now with eight total practice tests.
The 2018 edition of The Official SAT Study Guide doubles the number of official SATÂ® practice tests to eight â all of them created by the test maker. As part of the College Board's commitment to transparency, all practice tests are available on the College Board's website, but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 250 pages of additional instruction, guidance, and test information.
With updated guidance and practice problems that reflect the most recent information, this new edition takes the best-selling SAT guide and makes it even more relevant and useful. Be ready for the SAT with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the exam writers.
The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with: â¢ 8 official SAT practice tests, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam â¢ detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections â¢ targeted practice questions for each SAT question type â¢ guidance on the new optional essay, including practice essay questions with sample responses â¢ seamless integration with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
There's also a complete chapter on the PSAT/NMSQTÂ®, which is aligned to the content and scores of the new SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT also has over $180 million of scholarships connected to student performance.
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