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  • California

    California

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
    Duration: 05:23:32

    Henry Vizetelly, writing under the pseudonym J. Tyrwhitt Brooks, recalls an expedition to California he took between 1847-1848 . Originally, he planned to enlist as a surgeon for the US Army during the Mexican war, but conflicts had ended by the time he applied. In a quick change of plans, he joined ... [ more ]

  • Quotations of Mahatma Gandhi

    Quotations of Mahatma Gandhi

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Mohandas K. (Mahatma) Gandhi
    Duration: 00:29:00

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi, was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. Gandhi was the pioneer of Satyagraha - resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon total non-violenc ... [ more ]

  • Stories: All-New Tales

    Stories: All-New Tales

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Essays and Anthologies,Short Stories,Fiction,Literature,Essays and Anthologies,Short Stories
    Author: Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio
    Duration: 18:15:00

    The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. . . . The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more'to find the answer to the question: And then what happened? The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al ... [ more ]

  • Things They Carried

    Things They Carried

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Jill Colella
    Duration: 04:19:00

    This CliffsNotes study guide on Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you ... [ more ]

  • Official Book Club Selection

    Official Book Club Selection

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: Kathy Griffin
    Duration: 06:26:00

    A Conversation with Kathy Griffin: Q: State your name and profession. KG: My name is Kathy Griffin, and I am a teller of d**k jokes. And a plumber. Q: This is your first book. Had you ever considered writing anything before? A novel? Or a work of historical scholarship? Or a children's s ... [ more ]

  • Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By

    Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: Ari Gold
    Duration: 03:04:00

    Ari Gold, after years of dominating the Hollywood agency scene, finally offers invaluable tips and advice on how to be as successful in work and in life as Gold himself. Ari Gold is known for his ruthless approach to deal-making and client relationships that made him one of, if not the, most power ... [ more ]

  • Consider the Lobster (A Story from Consider the Lobster)	 And Other Essays

    Consider the Lobster (A Story from Consider the Lobster) And Other Essays

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: David Foster Wallace
    Duration: 03:50:00

    Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the thr ... [ more ]

  • Travels in Alaska

    Travels in Alaska

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: John Muir
    Duration: 09:08:00

    In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to verify his theories of glacial action. Again and again he returned to this continental laboratory of landscapes. The greatest of the tide-water glaciers appropr ... [ more ]

  • George Carlin Reads to You

    George Carlin Reads to You

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: George Carlin
    Duration: 07:07:00

    It's like having a wickedly witty uncle read twisted bedtime stories as comedian George Carlin performs personal picks from two very funny books. This uproarious collection includes three complete recordings, together for the first time: Grammy winners Brain Droppings and Napalm & Silly Putty, plus ... [ more ]

  • Walden

    Walden

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Henry David Thoreau
    Duration: 11:43:00

    Walden is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. ... [ more ]

  • Allegory of the Cave: An Excerpt from The Republic

    Allegory of the Cave: An Excerpt from The Republic

    Genre: Literature,Philosophy,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 00:09:00

    Plato's description of what it is like to be a philosopher - a lover of wisdom. ... [ more ]

  • Moranifesto

    Moranifesto

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: Caitlin Moran
    Duration: 10:33:55

    From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and Moranthology comes a collection of Caitlin Moran's award-winning London Times columns that takes a clever, hilarious look at celebrities, society, and the wacky world we live in today-including three major new pieces exclusive to th ... [ more ]

  • Deleted E-Mails of Hillary Clinton: A Parody

    Deleted E-Mails of Hillary Clinton: A Parody

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs,Comedy,Essays & Memoirs,Comedy,Essays & Memoirs,Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: John Moe
    Duration: 02:42:00

    The explosive secret e-mails Hillary Clinton doesn't want you to read (Or maybe she does…She's crafty like that.) Remember that time Hillary Clinton admitted that she deleted thousands of e-mails from her ultra-secret personal e-mail address while Secretary of State? Thousands of e-mails, s ... [ more ]

  • Compassion Versus Guilt and Other Essays

    Compassion Versus Guilt and Other Essays

    Genre: Literature,Politics,Essays and Anthologies,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Thomas Sowell
    Duration: 06:25:00

    Sowell's essays paint some hard truths, which are backed by his brilliant scholarship. He discusses many of the extraordinary ideas that preoccupy the liberal political agenda, exposing their flaws and submitting them to reprimand. He lays bare the errors of such phenomena as affirmative action ... [ more ]

  • Dance of the Reptiles: Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns

    Dance of the Reptiles: Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: Carl Hiaasen
    Duration: 12:45:00

    If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far ... [ more ]

  • Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir

    Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: Shalom Auslander
    Duration: 07:02:00

    A bitingly funny memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional Jewish family and wrestling with a vengeful God. ... [ more ]

  • Step Across This Line

    Step Across This Line

    Genre: NonFiction,Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Salman Rushdie
    Duration: 07:05:00

    Best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie offers incisive, often humorous takes on literature, culture and world events in this New York Times Notable Book. In these stimulating pieces, Rushdie addresses a variety of subjects, including the death of the novel, India, soccer and the Ro ... [ more ]

  • Moranthology

    Moranthology

    Genre: Comedy,Essays & Memoirs
    Author: Caitlin Moran
    Duration: 11:29:58

    Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman.MORANTHOLOGY is proof that Caitlin can actually be quite chatty' about many other things, including cultural, social and political issues which ... [ more ]

  • Select Essays

    Select Essays

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Michel Montaigne
    Duration: 05:44:00

    A collection of twenty-one essays from French Renaissance thinker Michel de Montaigne, the originator of the genre of the essay and an influence on writers from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf. ... [ more ]

  • Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War & God

    Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War & God

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Will Durant
    Duration: 05:19:00

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant—discovered thirty-two years after his death—is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life’s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Dur ... [ more ]