Matthew McConaughey
From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction
 
“Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
 
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
 
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
 
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
 
It’s a love letter. To life.
 
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
 
Good luck.
Mark Manson

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 million copies sold

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, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a 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, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected 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 limited—"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.

Glennon Doyle
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)

In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

“Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love

This is how you find yourself.

There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves.

For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.

Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
„ČARODĚJŮV PRSTEN má všechny rysy potřebné pro jasný úspěch: hlavní i vedlejší příběh, záhadná atmosféra, stateční rytíři a rozkvétající vztahy, které zacelují rány na zlomených srdcích, a dále také podvod či zrada. Slibuje dlouhé hodiny zábavy a jistě uspokojí všechny věkové kategorie. Dílo najde své místo v knihovnách u všech příznivců fantasy literatury.“

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

V knize BRATRSKÁ PŘÍSAHA (ČARODĚJUV PRSTEN - kniha č. 14), se Thorgrin a jeho bratři ve zbrani vynořují ze Země mrtvých a více než kdykoliv předtím jsou odhodláni najít Guwayna. Musejí se plavit po nebezpečném moři, které je zavede na místa, o kterých se jim dříve ani nesnilo. Pokaždé, když se Guwaynovi přiblíží, musí čelit novým překážkám. Každá z nich přitom plně prověří jejich schopnosti. Aby prošli, budou muset použít všechno, co se během svého výcviku naučili a především budou nuceni stát při sobě a vzájemně si krýt záda.

Darius povstane proti Impériu. Nebojácně vede svou stále se zvětšující armádu a osvobozuje jednu otrockou  vesnici za druhou. Čelí opevněným městům, armádám početně několikanásobně převyšujicí tu jeho. Musí sebrat veškerý svůj důvtip, sílu, kuráž i odhodlání zůstat naživu a nakonec zvítězit, třeba i za cenu vlastního života.

Gwendolyn nemá jinou možnost než vést svůj lid do Velké pustiny a stále hlouběji a hlouběji na území Impéria při jejich pátrání po legendárním Druhém Prstenu - poslední nadějí jejího lidu a nejspíše Dareia. Po cestě se setká se strašlivými monstry, nehostinnými kraji a dokonce rozkolu mezi jejími vlastními lidmi, který se jí možná již nepodaří zažehnat.

Erec s Alistair se plaví do Impéria, aby zachránili svůj národ. Po cestě narazí na skryté souostroví a rozhodnou se postavit armádu, i když to znamená najmout žoldnéře pochybné pověsti.

Godfrey se ocitne ve městě Volusia a s jeho plány to potom jde jen a pouze z kopce. Je zatčen a odsouzen k popravě. Teď už ani on nevidí žádnou naději.

Volusia se rozhodne uzavřít pakt s temnou magíi a od té chvíle míří její cesta už jenom vzhůru. Postupně likviduje všechny, kdo se jí stavějí do cesty. Silnější než kdykoliv předtím stoupá krok za krokem po schodech vedoucích k imperiálnímu Kapitolu. Nakonec stojí proti celé imperiální armádě, která početně převyšuje dokonce i tu její. Schyluje se k obrovské bitvě.

Najde Thorgrin Guwayna? Podaří se Gwendolyn dovést svůj lid do bezpečí? Unikne Godfrey z vězení? Dostanou se Erec s Alistair do Impéria? Stane se Volusia další císařovnou a dovede Darius své lidi k vítězství?

Díky promyšlenému budování fantasy světa a charakteristikám postav je BRATSKÁ PŘÍSAHA epickým příběhem o přátelství a lásce, rivalitě a spolupráci, o rytířích a dracích, intrikách a politických machinacích, o dospívání, o zlomených srdcích, o podvodu, ambicích a zradě. To vše je zasazeno do důkladně promyšleného fiktivního fantasy světa. Je to příběh o cti a odvaze, o osudu a předurčení, a také o magii. Je to fantasy, jež nás přivede do světa, na který už potom nikdy nezapomeneme, a které osloví čtenáře obou pohlaví a každého věku.

“Velmi čtivá fantasy, která čtenáře baví záhadným a zajímavým dějem…. Kniha je pro všechny, kteří hledají dobrodružné příběhy z fantastického světa. Hlavní postava Thor během jejího děje prochází vlastním vývojem od snílkovského chlapce a postupně se stává mladým muže, který je hrou osudu nucen čelit extrémně nebezpečným situacím. Je to počátek něčeho, co má ambice stát se oblíbenou fantasy ságou pro mladé čtenáře.”

Midwest Book Review (D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer)

“ČARODĚJŮV PRSTEN má všechny rysy potřebné pro jasný úspěch: hlavní i vedlejší příběh, záhadná atmosféra, stateční rytíři a rozkvétající vztahy, které zacelují rány na zlomených srdcích, a dále také podvod či zrada. Slibuje dlouhé hodiny zábavy a jistě uspokojí všechny věkové kategorie. Dílo najde své místo v knihovnách u všech příznivců fantasy literatury.”

—Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (komentář k CESTA HRDINY)

Zajímavá epická fantasy.”

—Kirkus Reviews (komentář k CESTA HRDINY)

“Máme zde začátek něčeho pozoruhodného.”

—San Francisco Book Review (komentář k CESTA HRDINY)

SEN SMRTELNÍKŮ je PATNÁCTOU knihou ze série ČARODĚJŮV PRSTEN, kterou zahájila kniha CESTA HRDINY – zdarma ke stažení!

V knize SEN SMRTELNÍKŮ se Thorgrin a jeho bratři snaží osvobodit ze spárů pirátů a pokračovat v pátrání po Guwaynovi na širém moři. Setkávají se s nečekanými přáteli i nepřáteli, magií i zbraněmi, draky i lidmi. To vše mění samotnou podstatu jejich osudů. Podaří se jim konečně najít Guwayna?

Darius i s několika přáteli přežije masakr jejich lidí – ale jen proto, aby zjistil, že jsou z nich zajatci vržení do imperiální arény. Připoutaní jeden k druhému čelí nepředstavitelným nepřátelům, jejich jedinou šancí na přežití je stát bok po boku a společně bojovat jako bratři.

Gwendolyn se probere a zjistí, že ona i ostatní přežili dlouhý pochod Velkou pustinou – a co je ještě překvapivější, dostali se do země, která překonává i jejich nejdivočejší představy. Zatímco jsou představeni u nového královského dvora, Gwendolyn zjišťuje nové skutečnosti o svých předcích. A její vlastní lidé změní její osud k nepoznání.

Erec a Alistair jsou stále drženi jako zajatci na moři, snaží se dostat ze sevření imperiální flotily během odvážného a smělého nočního útěku. Když už se zdá, že je vše ztraceno, získají něco, co je překvapí a zároveň jim poskytuje novou šanci na vítězství – a novou šanci na pokračování útoku do srdce Impéria.

Godfrey a jeho skupina jsou znovu uvězněni a odsouzeni k smrti. Zbývá jim tak jen jediná, poslední šance na únik. Po prožité zradě ale chtějí více než jen uniknout – chtějí se pomstít.

Volusie je obklíčena ze všech stran a snaží se, co může, aby udržela imperiální kapitol – bude muset využít mnohem silnější magii, než kdy dřív poznala, pokud chce dokázat, že je skutečnou bohyní, a pokud se chce stát svrchovanou vládkyní Impéria. Osud Impéria opět balancuje na ostří nože.

Se sofistikovaným budováním světa a charakteristik je SEN SMRTELNÍKŮ epickým příběhem o přátelích a milencích, o soupeřích i nápadnících, o rytířích a dracích, o intrikách a politických machinacích, o vyzrávání, o zlomených srdcích, o klamu, ambicích a zradě. Je to příběh o cti a odvaze, osudu a předurčení, o čarodějnictví. Je to fantasy, která nás přenese do světa, na který nikdy nezapomeneme. Do světa, který zaujme člověka každého věku i pohlaví.

“Oduševnělá fantasy ….Jedná se o pouhý začátek toho, co se slibuje stát epickou ságou pro mladé čtenáře.”

—Midwest Book Review (komentář k CESTA HRDINY)

“Čtivá záležitost…prostě musíte vědět, co se stane dál a nedokážete to jen tak odložit.”

—FantasyOnline.net (komentář k CESTA HRDINY)

“Je to nabité akcí …. Riceová skvěle píše a má fascinující předpoklady.”

—Publishers Weekly (komentář k CESTA HRDINY)

 “ČARODĚJŮV PRSTEN má všechny rysy potřebné pro jasný úspěch: hlavní i vedlejší příběh, záhadná atmosféra, stateční rytíři a rozkvétající vztahy, které zacelují rány na zlomených srdcích, a dále také podvod či zrada. Slibuje dlouhé hodiny zábavy a jistě uspokojí všechny věkové kategorie. Dílo najde své místo v knihovnách u všech příznivců fantasy literatury.”

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

 

V knize VLÁDA KRÁLOVEN (Čarodějův prsten – kniha třináctá) vede Gwen zbytky svého národa v exilu na plavbě k nepřátelským přístavům Impéria. Sandařini lidé je přijali a oni se teď snaží v úkrytu nabrat síly a vybudovat nový domov ve stínu Volusie.

 

Thor, odhodlaný zachránit Guwayna, pokračuje se svými bratry z Legie na výpravě daleko za moře, k ohromným jeskyním, které korunují Zemi duchů. Setkávají se s nepředstavitelnými stvořeními a procházejí exotickými zeměmi.

 

Na Jižních ostrovech se Alistair obětuje za Ereca – přesto by ale nečekaný obrat událostí mohl vést k tomu, že oba přežijí.

 

Darius riskuje vše, aby zachránil svoji životní lásku, Loti. Dokonce se odváží sám postavit Impériu. Zjistí ale, že jeho střetem s Impériem vše pouze začíná. Navíc vládkyně Volusie pokračuje ve svém vzestupu po Romulově vraždě. Upevňuje svoji moc nad Impériem a pracuje na tom, aby se stala nemilosrdnou královnou, kterou vždy toužila být.

 

Přežije Gwen a její národ? Podaří se najít Guwayna? Přežije Alistair a Erec? Zachrání Darius svoji lásku Loti? Přežije Thorgrin a jeho bratři ve zbrani?

 

Se sofistikovaným budováním světa a charakteristik je VLÁDA KRÁLOVEN epickým příběhem o přátelích a milencích, o soupeřích i nápadnících, o rytířích a dracích, o intrikách a politických machinacích, o vyzrávání, o zlomených srdcích, o klamu, ambicích a zradě. Je to příběh o cti a odvaze, osudu a předurčení, o čarodějnictví. Je to fantasy, která nás přenese do světa, na který nikdy nezapomeneme. Do světa, který zaujme člověka každého věku i pohlaví.

“Příběh mě zaujal už na počátku a nepustil mě… Je to úžasné dobrodružství, které má spád a je už od začátku nabité akcí. Nenajdete v něm žádná hluchá místa.”

--Paranormal Romance Guild {komentář k PROMĚNĚNÁ} 

V knize ZEMĚ OHŇŮ (ČARODĚJŮV PRSTEN – kniha č.12), se Gwendolyn a její lidé ocitají na Hořejších ostrovech v obležení Romulových draků a milionové armády. Vše se zdá ztraceno – když tu přichází spása z nečekaného směru.

Gwendolyn je odhodlána najít své dítě, které se ztratilo na moři a potom vést svůj národ vyhnanců do nového domova. Cestuje přes cizí a exotická moře, čelí nepředstavitelným nebezpečím, rebéliím i hladomoru a v mysli neustále udržuje sen o pokojném přístavu, kde konečně naleznou bezpečí.

Thorgrin se v Zemi druidů setkává s matkou. Ta jej učiní silnějším než kdy dříve. S novým úkolem potom vyráží zachránit Gwendolyn, najít svého potomka a naplnit vlastní osud. Ve strhující bitvě lidí i draků jsou jeho schopnosti prověřeny až do krajních mezí. Bojuje s všemožnými monstry a dává přitom v sázku vlastní život, aby zachránil ostatní. To vše jej vede k dalšímu zdokonalení se na cestě hrdiny, kterým se od samého počátku má stát.

Na Jižních ostrovech zatím Erec umírá a Alistair, jež byla obviněna z pokusu o jeho vraždu, musí vynaložit všechnu svou moc i důvtip, aby zachránila svého milovaného a zároveň sama sebe očistila. Vypuknutí občanské války o nástupnictví na jižním trůně však zabránit nedokáže a tak se s Erecem ocitají uprostřed další velké bouře a jejich životy znovu visí na vlásku.

Romulus nadále pokračuje ve svých snahách definitivně zničit Gwendolyn, Thorgrina a všechno, co z Prstenu ještě zbývá, avšak měsíční lhůta se už blíží ke konci a jeho moc tak bude ještě důkladně prověřena.

Mezitím povstává v Severní provincii Impéria nový hrdina: Darius. Patnáctiletý válečník, který je odhodlán jednou provždy rozmetat otrocký řád jenž v jeho zemi panuje, a vést lidi do povstání proti trůnu. Jenže Severní provincie je kontrolována Volusií, osmnáctiletou panovnicí, známou svou neodolatelnou krásou – ale také neobyčejnou barbarskou krutostí.

Podaří se Gwen a jejímu lidu překonat všechna nebezpečí? Bude Guwayne nalezen? Nebo Romulus nakonec rozdrtí Prsten na prach? Přežije Erec? Stihne se Thor včas vrátit aby vše napravil?

Díky promyšlenému budování fantasy světa a charakteristikám postav je ZEMĚ OHŇŮ epickým příběhem o přátelství a lásce, rivalitě a spolupráci, o rytířích a dracích, intrikách a politických machinacích, o dospívání, o zlomených srdcích, o podvodu, ambicích a zradě. To vše je zasazeno do důkladně promyšleného fiktivního fantasy světa. Je to příběh o cti a odvaze, o osudu a předurčení, a také o magii. Je to fantasy, jež nás přivede do světa, na který už potom nikdy nezapomeneme, a které osloví čtenáře obou pohlaví a každého věku.

„ČARODĚJŮV PRSTEN má všechny rysy potřebné pro jasný úspěch: hlavní i vedlejší příběh, záhadná atmosféra, stateční rytíři a rozkvétající vztahy, které zacelují rány na zlomených srdcích, a dále také podvod či zrada. Slibuje dlouhé hodiny zábavy a jistě uspokojí všechny věkové kategorie. Dílo najde své místo v knihovnách u všech příznivců fantasy literatury.“

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (o knize Cesta hrdiny)

DAR BITVY (kniha č. 17) je velkým finále ságy bestselerů jménem ČARODĚJŮV PRSTEN, která začíná knihou CESTA HRDINY!

V DARU BITVY Thor čelí poslední a největší zkoušce, která jej zavede hluboko do Krvavé země, kde se pokusí osvobodit Guwayna. Protivníci, kteří se mu tam postaví do cesty, budou mocnější než kdykoliv předtím. Brzy zjistí, že stojí proti celé armádě temnoty, se kterou se ani jeho moc nemůže měřit. Zjistí však, že existuje předmět, který by mu mohl pomoci – předmět, který byl po celé věky držen v utajení. Musí se tedy vydat jej získat než bude příliš pozdě, protože osud Prstenu již opět závisí jenom na něm.

Gwendolyn dodrží slovo, které dala králi Útesu a vstoupí do věže kultu, který sužuje jeho království, aby zjistila, jaká tajemství se tam ukrývají. Tak se nakonec dostane zpátky k Argonovi a dokonce i k jeho učiteli, od kterého se naučí největšímu tajemství ze všech. I na tom bude záviset osud jejích lidí. 

Když je Útes odhalen Impériem, započne invaze největší armády, jakou svět kdy spatřil a je na Gwendolyn, aby království bránila a posléze vedla celý národ na další útěk.

 Thorovi bratři, bývalí legionáři, mezitím čelí vlastním překážkám, zatímco Angela pomalu umírá na lepru. Darius bojuje po boku svého otce v imperiálním Kapitolu, když jej nečekaný zvrat osudu přivede do situace, když už nemá co ztratit a najde cestu ke svým zvláštním silám. Erec s Alistair si probojovávají cestu po řece k Volusii a pokračují ve svém hledání ztracené Gwendolyn. Godfrey si na své vlastní cestě konečně uvědomí, že se musí jednou provždy rozhodnout, jestli se chce stát opravdovým mužem nebo ne.

Volusia je v obležení řádu rytířů Sedmi a je nucena podstoupit další zkoušku svého domnělého božství a dokázat, že je skutečně schopna sama vládnout mužům a celému Impériu, zatímco Argon si uvědomí, že se jeho úkol na světě naplnil a že se musí obětovat pro dobro ostatních.

Schyluje se k poslední epické bitvě mezi dobrem a zlem, která ovlivní osud Prstenu už napořád.

Díky promyšlenému budování fantasy světa a charakteristikám postav je DAR BITVY epickým příběhem o přátelství a lásce, rivalitě a spolupráci, o rytířích a dracích, intrikách a politických machinacích, o dospívání, o zlomených srdcích, o podvodu, ambicích a zradě. To vše je zasazeno do důkladně promyšleného fiktivního fantasy světa. Je to příběh o cti a odvaze, o osudu a předurčení, a také o magii. Je to fantasy, jež nás přivede do světa, na který už potom nikdy nezapomeneme, a které osloví čtenáře obou pohlaví a každého věku.

„Našlapané akcí…. Vypravěčský styl Riceové je bohatý a příběh poutavý.“

--Publishers Weekly (o knize Cesta hrdiny)

From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction
 
“Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
 
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
 
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
 
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
 
It’s a love letter. To life.
 
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
 
Good luck.
From bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the Royal family.

The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men?

From royal insider, biographer and historian Robert Lacey, this book reveals the untold details of William and Harry’s closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures – one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. How have William and Harry both agreed and diverged in their views of what a modern royal owes to their country? Were the seeds of damage sowed by Prince Charles and Princess Diana as their marriage unraveled for all the world to see? In the previous generation, how have Prince Charles and Prince Andrew’s own relations strained under the Crown? What role has Queen Elizabeth II played in marshalling her feuding heirs? What parts have Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle played in helping their husbands to choose their differing paths? And what is the real, unvarnished story behind Harry and Meghan’s dramatic departure?

In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with its highs, lows and discretions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before.

 

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter 
 
In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin. Garza wrote: 
 
Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter. 
 
With the speed and networking capacities of social media, #BlackLivesMatter became the hashtag heard ’round the world. But Garza knew even then that hashtags don’t start movements—people do. 
 
Long before #BlackLivesMatter became a rallying cry for this generation, Garza had spent the better part of two decades learning and unlearning some hard lessons about organizing. The lessons she offers are different from the “rules for radicals” that animated earlier generations of activists, and diverge from the charismatic, patriarchal model of the American civil rights movement. She reflects instead on how making room amongst the woke for those who are still awakening can inspire and activate more people to fight for the world we all deserve. 
 
This is the story of one woman’s lessons through years of bringing people together to create change. Most of all, it is a new paradigm for change for a new generation of changemakers, from the mind and heart behind one of the most important movements of our time.
“Vivid, carefully reported drama that readers will gulp down as if it were a fast-paced novel” (Ken Auletta) 

The inside story of WeWork and its CEO, Adam Neumann, which tells the remarkable saga of one of the most audacious, and improbable, rises and falls in American business history
  
In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to make the American work place cool. Adam Neumann, an immigrant determined to make his fortune in the United States, landed on the idea of repurposing surplus New York office space for the burgeoning freelance class. Over the course of ten years, WeWork attracted billions of dollars from some of the most sought-after investors in the world, while spending it to build a global real estate empire that he insisted was much more than that: an organization that aspired to nothing less than "elevating the world's consciousness."

Moving between New York real estate, Silicon Valley venture capital, and the very specific force field of spirituality and ambition erected by Adam Neumann himself, Billion Dollar Loser lays bare the internal drama inside WeWork. Based on more than two hundred interviews, this book chronicles the breakneck speed at which WeWork’s CEO built and grew his company along with Neumann’s relationship to a world of investors, including Masayoshi Son of Softbank, who fueled its chaotic expansion into everything from apartment buildings to elementary schools.
 
Culminating in a day-by-day account of the five weeks leading up to WeWork’s botched IPO and Neumann’s dramatic ouster, Wiedeman exposes the story of the company’s desperate attempt to secure the funding it needed in the final moments of a decade defined by excess. Billion Dollar Loser is the first book to indelibly capture the highly leveraged, all-blue-sky world of American business in President Trump’s first term, and also offers a sober reckoning with its fallout as a new era begins.
 
 
In this explosive new book, New York Times bestselling author and president of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton explains how the Radical Left and the Deep State are trying to destroy the Trump presidency.

Tom Fitton’s first two New York Times bestselling books, The Corruption Chronicles and Clean House, exposed the hypocrisy and corruption of Obama’s two terms. Now, in Fitton’s latest investigative probe, he identifies the four major forces posing a continued threat to American democracy.

Deep State Efforts to Destroy the Trump Presidency: How the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign paid for the fraudulent anti-Trump “Steele Dossier,” and how it was used by the Obama FBI and DOJ to dupe the FISA Court to allow it to spy on the Trump presidential campaign AND President Trump. These and more dirty secrets of Obamagate and the impeachment coup attempt are exposed.

Hillary Clinton Email Scandal: How the Clinton team and senior officials at the Obama State Department conspired to cover up Hillary Clinton’s secret email system—and shocking revelations that tie the Obama White House to the cover-up!

Voter Fraud: How Soros-funded groups attack states that seek to protect clean elections by challenging voter ID laws, and how the Left is cynically peddling COVID-19 crisis electoral “reforms,” such as mail-in voting, which could increase voter fraud and election chaos. And shocking numbers about dirty voting rolls across the nation!

Illegal Immigration: How deadly illegal “sanctuary” policies are exploding across America, and how our nation’s sovereignty has been under assault by radical open-border advocates.

Subversive Deep State collaborators with ties to the Clinton and Obama machines not only launched countless—often illegal—operations to stop and then remove Trump, but even more alarmingly, are working to transform the United States into something truly unrecognizable to all who believe in liberty and the rule of law.

Today one of their main targets is President Donald J. Trump.

Tomorrow it could be you and anyone who believes in the US Constitution, believes the United States must have clearly defined and protected borders, believes in the need for a strong military, believes in the value of hard work and faith, and believes in the rule of law and American exceptionalism.
William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.

Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark.

Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.

Grady Hendrix

Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a real monster.

Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her ambitious husband is too busy to give her a goodbye kiss in the morning, her kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on thank-you notes and her endless list of chores. The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime and paperback fiction. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are marriage, motherhood, and neighborhood gossip.

This predictable pattern is upended when Patricia meets James Harris, a handsome stranger who moves into the neighborhood to take care of his elderly aunt and ends up joining the book club. James is sensitive and well-read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in twenty years. But there’s something off about him. He doesn’t have a bank account, he doesn’t like going out during the day, and Patricia’s mother-in-law insists that she knew him when she was a girl—an impossibility.

When local children go missing, Patricia and the book club members start to suspect James is more of a Bundy than a Beatnik—but no one outside of the book club believes them. Have they read too many true crime books, or have they invited a real monster into their homes?

Paul Tremblay

WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

Peter Schweizer

#1 New York Times Bestseller!

America's top politicians have discovered the scam to end all scams. 

Peter Schweizer has been fighting corruption—and winning—for years. In Throw Them All Out, he exposed insider trading by members of Congress, leading to the passage of the STOCK Act. In Extortion, he uncovered how politicians use mafia-like tactics to enrich themselves. And in Clinton Cash, he revealed the Clintons’ massive money machine and sparked an FBI investigation.

Now he explains how a new corruption has taken hold, involving larger sums of money than ever before. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world.

An American bank opening in China would be prohibited by US law from hiring a slew of family members of top Chinese politicians. However, a Chinese bank opening in America can hire anyone it wants. It can even invite the friends and families of American politicians to invest in can’t-lose deals.

President Donald Trump’s children have made front pages across the world for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer.

In many parts of the world, the children of powerful political figures go into business and profit handsomely, not necessarily because they are good at it, but because people want to curry favor with their influential parents. This is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. But for relatives of some prominent political families, we may already be talking about hundreds of millions of dollars.

Deeply researched and packed with shocking revelations, Secret Empires identifies public servants who cannot be trusted and provides a path toward a more accountable government.

Jenifer Lewis

AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Winner

The "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way.

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners.

Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers," Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

We watch as Jenifer develops icon status stemming from a series of legendary screen roles as the sassy, yet loveable, mama or auntie. And we watch as her emotional disturbances, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations movie, launch her on a continuing search for answers, love, and healing.

Written with no-holds-barred honesty, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: "Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes."

From her first taste of applause at five years old to landing on Broadway within eleven days of graduation and ultimately achieving success in movies, television and global concert halls, Jenifer reveals her outrageous life story with lots of humor, a few regrets and most importantly, unbridled joy. Candid, warm and wonderfully inspiring, The Mother of Black Hollywood intimately reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest.

Jason Schreier

Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes listeners on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous.

Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses listeners in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart.

Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.

Amanda Brittany
‘I LOVED it... Overall a fast-paced, tense and twisty read.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

It's one year since her sister vanished. Now, another girl is missing...

One year ago, Amelia Taylor’s sister, Lark, disappeared from a family holiday in the Scottish Highlands.

The police are convinced that Lark was abducted, but with no new leads, the case has gone cold. Amelia is certain the answer lies at the holiday cottage and she returns to the place where her sister went missing.

But during her second night at the cottage a shrill scream cuts through the darkness, just as it did a year ago, and a sense of dread engulfs everyone.

Another girl has vanished.

Leading the search, Amelia is convinced that both girls are alive, waiting to be found. But someone is determined to keep her from the truth at all costs...

Will Amelia be able to find her sister, or is she too about to find herself in danger?

Fans of Ruth Ware’sThe Turn of the Key and Martyn Ford’s Every Missing Thing will love Amanda Brittany!

Readers LOVE I Lie In Wait

‘One of my favourite books of this year so far! ’5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘A fabulous whodunnit which is fast paced, with a surprising twist at the end... I thoroughly recommend this book. I found it hard to put down.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘Definitely not to be missed...The final revelation is nothing short of breath-taking ...Worth every star and one not to miss.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘What a journey this thriller was... A few blindsided twists and a fantastic triumph of an ending. I don't smoke, but even I might have needed a cigarette after that one....’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘I absolutely loved this book. A fab twisty thriller... And the end is deliciously brilliant.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘Wow .. I did not see that ending coming! Perfect thriller !’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

“Neil Gaiman is undoubtedly one of the modern masters of fantasy writing....For those who have not read Neverwhere, the new edition is the one to read, and is a fitting introduction to Gaiman’s adult fiction....American readers can experience this spellbinding, magical world the way that Neil Gaiman wanted us to all along.”  —Huffington Post

The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”.

Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy.

It is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed. Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Here in Neverwhere, Door is a powerful noblewoman who has vowed to find the evil agent of her family’s slaughter and thwart the destruction of this strange underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life and home, he must join Lady Door’s quest to save her world—and may well die trying.

Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war—and the subtle social game of everyday life—by the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature

Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest in your field. In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series.

Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.

Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength, or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. The great warriors of battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance, and calm, and a keen understanding that the rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book, The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever gain the upper hand.
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“How To will make you laugh as you learn…With How To, you can't help but appreciate the glorious complexity of our universe and the amazing breadth of humanity's effort to comprehend it. If you want some lightweight edification, you won't go wrong with How To.” —CNET
 
“[How To] has science and jokes in it, so 10/10 can recommend.” —Simone Giertz

The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer

For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.

Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun.

By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and fun illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.
“[A] total game changer.”—Brené Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.

Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things—and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” at work when you’re already operating at 110 percent and aren’t recognized for it? How can you live happily and healthily in a sexist world that is constantly telling you you’re too fat, too needy, too noisy, and too selfish?

Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead of asking us to ignore the very real obstacles and societal pressures that stand between women and well-being, they explain with compassion and optimism what we’re up against—and show us how to fight back. In these pages you’ll learn

• what you can do to complete the biological stress cycle—and return your body to a state of relaxation
• how to manage the “monitor” in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration
• how the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies—and how to defend yourself against it
• why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are keys to recovering and preventing burnout

With the help of eye-opening science, prescriptive advice, and helpful worksheets and exercises, all women will find something transformative in these pages—and will be empowered to create positive change. Emily and Amelia aren’t here to preach the broad platitudes of expensive self-care or insist that we strive for the impossible goal of “having it all.” Instead, they tell us that we are enough, just as we are—and that wellness, true wellness, is within our reach.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKRIOT

“Burnout is the gold standard of self-help books, delivering cutting-edge science with energy, empathy, and wit. The authors know exactly what’s going on inside your frazzled brain and body, and exactly what you can do to fix it. . . . Truly life-changing.”—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Calm the F*ck Down
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