David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford. Narrators include David Foster Wallace, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, Will Forte, Malcolm Goodwin, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Dennis O´Hare, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ben Shenkman, Joey Slotnick, and Cory Stoll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis O´Hare, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Meloni, David Foster Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000332/bk_hach_000332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This hands-on guide from Mel Robbins, one of America´s top relationship experts and radio/tv personalities, addresses why over 100 million Americans secretly feel frustrated and bored with their lives and reveals what you can do about it. Mel Robbins has spent her career teaching people how to push past their self-imposed limits to get what they truly desire. She has an in-depth understanding of the psychological and social factors that repeatedly hold you back, and more important, a unique set of tools for getting you where you want to be. In Stop Saying You´re Fine, she draws on neuroscientific research, interviews with countless everyday people, and ideas she´s tested in her own life to show what works and what doesn´t. The key, she explains, is understanding how your own brain works against you. Because evolution has biased your mental gears against taking action, what you need are techniques to outsmart yourself. That may sound impossible, but Mel has created a remarkably effective method to help you do just that--and some of her discoveries will astonish you. By ignoring how you feel and seizing small moments of rich possibility--a process she calls ´´leaning in´´--you can make tiny course directions add up to huge change. Among this book´s other topics: how everything can depend on not hitting the ´´snooze´´ button; the science of connecting with other people, what children can teach us about getting things done; and why five seconds is the maximum time you should wait before acting on a great idea. Blending warmth, humor and unflinching honesty with up-to-the-minute science and hard-earned wisdom, Stop Saying You´re Fine moves beyond the platitudes and easy fixes offered in many self-help books. Mel´s insights will actually help vault you to a better life, ensuring that the next time someone asks how you´re doing, you can truthfully answer, ´´Absolutely great.´´
Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao´s close circle in China who have never talked before, and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this is the most authoritative biography of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned, and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. In chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao´s rule, in peacetime. Combining meticulous research with the story-telling style of Wild Swans, this biography offers a harrowing portrait of Mao´s ruthless accumulation of power through the exercise of terror: his first victims were the peasants, then the intellectuals, and finally, the inner circle of his own advisors. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao´s court and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Mao´s character and the enormity of his behavior toward his wives, mistresses, and children are unveiled for the first time. This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000675/bk_bkot_000675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.