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.
L’intelligence artificielle peut elle dépasser les humains, et comment l’éducation doit faire sa révolution.

Depuis la parution en 2011 de son premier essai La mort de la mort, comment la technomédecine va bouleverser l’humanité, Laurent Alexandre s’est révélé comme l’un des plus visionnaires analystes des révolutions technologiques.
Il s’attaque aujourd’hui à l’Intelligence artificielle (IA) et aux vertigineuses mutations qu’elle va déclencher dans nos modes de vie, et en particulier dans notre conception de l’éducation.
D’un côté, l’IA progresse bien plus vite que tous les pronostics avancés : la rapidité d’apprentissage de l’IA est multipliée par 100 chaque année. Il faut trente ans pour former un ingénieur ou un radiologue, quelques heures pour éduquer une IA !
De l’autre, une école qui n’a pas évolué depuis 250 ans qui forme aux métiers d’hier et qui n’a pas intégré le bouleversement inévitable que l’IA va provoquer sur le marché du travail. Comment faire pour que nos cerveaux biologiques résistent à l’IA et restent complémentaires ? Comment nos enfants pourront-ils rester compétitifs face à l’IA ? Comment l’éducation, non totalement darwinienne, trouvera-t-elle sa place à côté des cerveaux de silicium boostés par les moyens presque infinis des GAFA et autres géants américains et chinois ?
Quels scénarios l’Humanité devra-t-elle choisir ? Faut-il accepter le vertige transhumaniste qui nous « upgrade » biologiquement mais nous maintient Homme ? Fusionner avec l’IA en devenant des cyborgs ? Interdire ou limiter puissamment l’IA ?
C’est à cette réflexion fondamentale et passionnante que Laurent Alexandre nous invite.
Une figure mythique de la fantasy adaptée en bande dessinée !

Empereur de l’antique île aux Dragons de Melniboné, Elric, albinos et malade, règne sur un peuple plurimillénaire à la puissance héritée des dieux. Mais sa santé fragile l’oblige à user de drogues et de magie pour survivre. Son cousin Yyrkoon, qui méprise ces faiblesses, tente de remettre en cause sa légitimité à posséder le trône de rubis. Apprenant qu’une attaque de pirates sanguinaires se prépare, Elric saisit l’occasion pour tenter de restaurer son autorité. Il va révéler ainsi une personnalité complexe, mais aussi son allégeance aux sombres desseins d’Arioch, le plus puissant des Seigneurs du Chaos...

Découvrez l’adaptation en bande dessinée de la célèbre saga d’Elric de Melniboné ! Né sous la plume du Britannique Michael Moorcock en 1955, cet antihéros décadent empreint d’un romantisme tragique – alors rare dans l’heroic-fantasy – est aujourd’hui une référence incontournable du genre aux côtés de Conan le Barbare et du Seigneur des anneaux. La saga d’Elric a été depuis plus de cinquante ans déclinée à de multiples occasions en littérature, bande dessinée (pour la première fois par Philippe Druillet en 1969 !), comics, jeux vidéo, jeux de rôle... Épique, gothique, démesurée, ensorcelante, cette nouvelle adaptation 100 % française, somptueusement mise en images par Didier Poli et Robin Recht, a reçu l’approbation enthousiaste de Michael Moorcock lui-même et est déjà vendue dans les pays anglo-saxons avant même d’avoir été publiée dans l’Hexagone !

Inclus : un cahier graphique réservé à la première édition.

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.
Au cours de sa carrière toujours très productive, Judd Apatow a offert à de nombreux jeunes comiques leur premier rôle majeur au cinéma. Leur nom: Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer et Kumail Nanjiani. Cet été, c'est au tour de Pete Davidson, un habitué du « Saturday Night Live » depuis 2014, de rallonger la liste de ses protagonistes inadaptés dans une comédie aussi drôle qu'émouvante, se déroulant à Staten Island. Il semblerait que le développement de Scott (Pete Davidson) ait largement été freiné depuis le décès de son père pompier, quand il avait 7 ans. Il en a aujourd'hui 24 et entretient le rêve peu réaliste d'ouvrir un restaurant/salon de tatouage. Alors que sa jeune sœur Claire (Maude Apatow, « Euphoria », 2019), raisonnable et bonne élève, part étudier à l'université, Scott vit toujours au crochet de sa mère infirmière, Margie (Marisa Tomei, récompensée aux Oscars), et passe le plus clair de son temps à fumer de l'herbe, à traîner avec ses potes Oscar (Ricky Velez, « Master of None », 2015), Igor (Moises Arias, À DEUX MÈTRES DE TOI, 2019) et Richie (Lou Wilson, « The Guest Book », 2017-18) et à sortir en cachette avec son amie d'enfance Kelsey (Bel Powley, « The Morning Show », 2019). Mais quand sa mère commence à fréquenter Ray (Bill Burr, « F Is for Family », 2015-18), un pompier volubile, Scott va voir sa vie chamboulée et ses angoisses exacerbées. L'adolescent attardé qu'il est resté va enfin devoir faire face à ses responsabilités et au deuil de son père. Avec également Steve Buscemi dans le rôle de Papa, un pompier chevronné qui prend Scott sous son aile, et Pamela Adlon (« Better Things », 2016-20) dans le rôle de Gina, l'ex-femme de Ray. THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND est réalisé par Judd Apatow (CRAZY AMY, 2015 ; EN CLOQUE, MODE D'EMPLOI, 2007 ; 40 ANS, TOUJOURS PUCEAU, 2005) d'après un scénario de Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson et Dave Sirus (« Saturday Night Live », 2015-16). Le film est produit par Judd Apatow via sa société Apatow Productions et par Barry Mendel. Ensemble, ils ont été cités à l'Oscar du meilleur film pour THE BIG SICK (Michael Showalter, 2017) et MES MEILLEURES AMIES (Paul Feig, 2011), et ont également produit 40 ANS, MODE D'EMPLOI, 2012 ; CRAZY AMY et FUNNY PEOPLE, 2009, tous trois réalisés par Judd Apatow.
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

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Des femmes sont retrouvées mortes dans l’état de New York, leurs corps suspendus par des chaînes. Quand le FBI est appelé en renfort, ils n’hésitent pas une seule seconde devant la nature étrange des meurtres – et l’absence de pistes crédibles. Ils savent qu'un seul agent pourra résoudre l'enquête : l'agent spécial Riley Paige.

Secouée par sa précédente affaire, Riley hésite. Elle est convaincue qu’un tueur en série – son ancien tourmenteur – la harcèle. Cependant, elle sait que sa capacité à pénétrer les esprits malades et sa nature obsessive seront nécessaires pour venir à bout de l’enquête. Elle ne peut tout simplement pas refuser – même si cela doit la pousser dans ses derniers retranchements.

Ses recherches l’emportent très loin, entre les illusions du tueur, un orphelinat, une prison, dans l’espoir de cerner sa psychose. Quand elle réalise qu’elle a affaire à un véritable psychopathe, elle comprend qu’il frappera à nouveau très bientôt. Mais la propre carrière de Riley est en jeu et sa famille est devenue une cible. Sa psyché fragile menace de s’effondrer sous le poids des responsabilités. Pour elle, c’est trop – et trop tard.

Sombre thriller psychologique au suspense insoutenable, REACTION EN CHAINE est la deuxième enquête d’une nouvelle série de thrillers qui met en scène un personnage principal attachant et qui vous poussera à lire jusqu'à tard dans la nuit.

Le tome 3 des enquêtes de Riley Paige sera bientôt disponible.

« Un chef-d’œuvre de suspense et de mystère. Pierce développe à merveille la psychologie de ses personnages. On a l’impression d’être dans leur tête, de connaître leurs peurs et de célébrer leurs victoires. L’intrigue est intelligente et vous tiendra en haleine tout le long du roman. Difficile de lâcher ce livre plein de rebondissements. »

– Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (à propos de SANS LAISSER DE TRACES)

LES PENDULES A L’HEURE est le quatrième tome de la populaire série de thrillers RILEY PAIGE, qui commence avec SANS LAISSER DE TRACES (tome 1)!

On retrouve des cadavres de femmes le long d’une autoroute du Delaware. Certaines disparaissent pendant des jours. D’autres sont abandonnées, mortes, le cou brisé, les bras pointant vers le haut ou vers le bas. Pour le FBI, il devient évident que ces meurtres sont l’œuvre d’un tueur en série dangereux et insondable. Il ne s’arrêtera jamais de tuer.

Voulant à tout prix résoudre cette affaire énigmatique, le FBI exhorte Riley Paige à retourner sur le terrain. La brillante Riley, quoique hantée par ses souvenirs, a le sentiment d’avoir enfin trouvé la paix. Elle est bien décidée à aider sa fille, April, à surmonter son traumatisme. Pourtant, quand les meurtres s’enchaînent, de plus en plus choquants – et quand son ancien partenaire, Bill, la supplie de l’aider –, Riley comprend qu’elle ne peut plus refuser.

Son enquête la lance sur les traces des auto-stoppeuses, des fugueuses et de gamines délaissées. Quand elle découvre que le tueur retient prisonnière d’autres femmes, et qu’il est encore possible de les sauver, plus rien ne l’arrête. Encore une fois, son enquête la rapproche d’un abîme familier… Le fragile équilibre de sa vie de famille s’effondre, et sa propre santé mentale est mise à rude épreuve. Dans une course effrénée contre le temps, elle devra plonger dans l’esprit du tueur pour sauver ces femmes – et elle-même – d’une terrible fin.

Sombre thriller psychologique au suspense insoutenable, LES PENDULES A L’HEURE est le quatrième tome de la série. Son intrigue et son personnage principal attachant vous pousseront à lire jusqu'à tard dans la nuit.

Le tome 5 des enquêtes de Riley Paige sera bientôt disponible.

Voici le volume nº2 de la série mystère Mackenzie White par Blake Pierce, l’auteur à succès de UNE FOIS PARTIE (bestseller nº1 ayant reçu plus de 600 critiques à cinq étoiles).

Dans AVANT QU’IL NE VOIE (Un mystère Mackenzie White – Volume 2), Mackenzie White, agent du FBI en formation, fait de son mieux pour prendre ses marques au sein de l’académie du FBI à Quantico, tout en essayant de faire ses preuves en tant que femme et transfuge du Nebraska. Espérant être à la hauteur afin de devenir agent du FBI et laisser pour de bon sa vie dans le Midwest derrière elle, Mackenzie cherche à faire profil bas et à impressionner ses supérieurs.

Mais tout change lorsque le cadavre d’une femme est retrouvé dans une décharge publique. Le meurtre présente de surprenantes similarités avec l’affaire du tueur épouvantail – qui avait rendu Mackenzie célèbre dans le Nebraska – et, pris dans une frénétique course contre la montre pour arrêter un nouveau tueur en série, le FBI décide de contourner le protocole et de mettre Mackenzie sur l’affaire.

C’est une occasion en or pour Mackenzie, une chance qui lui est donnée d’impressionner le FBI – mais les enjeux sont des plus importants. Tout le monde ne souhaite pas la voir travailler sur cette affaire et très vite, les choses vont de travers pour elle. Alors que la pression monte et que le tueur frappe à nouveau, Mackenzie se retrouve isolée dans une mer d’agents expérimentés et elle réalise très vite que sa voix n’est pas entendue. Tout son avenir au FBI est en péril.

Aussi résistante et déterminée qu’elle soit, aussi brillante et efficace dans sa chasse aux tueurs, Mackenzie se retrouve confrontée à une situation impossible à résoudre et presque hors d’atteinte. Il est possible qu’elle n’y parvienne pas et elle voit sa vie s’écrouler autour d’elle.

Un thriller psychologique sombre avec un suspense qui vous tiendra en haleine, AVANT QU’IL NE VOIE est le volume nº2 d’une fascinante nouvelle série, et d’un nouveau personnage, qui vous fera tourner les pages jusqu’à des heures tardives de la nuit.

Le volume 3 de la série mystère Mackenzie White sera bientôt disponible.


Dans AVANT QU’IL N’AIT BESOIN (Un mystère Mackenzie White – Volume 5), l’agent spécial du FBI Mackenzie White, est assignée sur une affaire qu’elle n’avait jamais rencontrée auparavant : la victime n’est pas un homme ou une femme – mais un couple.

Le troisième couple retrouvé mort chez eux en un mois.

Alors que Mackenzie et le FBI se démènent pour comprendre qui peut bien vouloir assassiner des couples heureux, ses recherches l’amènent dans les profondeurs d’une sous-culture et d’un univers troublant. Elle apprend très vite que tout n’est pas parfait derrière les clôtures des maisons apparemment parfaites de banlieue – et que les ténèbres rôdent aux abords des familles qui ont l’air les plus heureuses.

Alors que sa traque se transforme en un jeu mortel du chat et de la souris, Mackenzie, cherchant toujours à retrouver l’assassin de son propre père, se rend compte qu’elle est peut-être trop impliquée – et qu’il se peut que l’assassin qu’elle recherche soit le plus insaisissable de tous : parfaitement normal.

Un thriller psychologique sombre avec un suspense qui vous tiendra en haleine, AVANT QU’IL N’AIT BESOIN est le volume 5 d’une fascinante nouvelle série, et d’un nouveau personnage, qui vous fera tourner les pages jusqu’à des heures tardives de la nuit.

Le volume 6 de la série mystère Mackenzie White sera bientôt disponible.

Également disponible du même auteur Blake Pierce : UNE FOIS PARTIE (Un mystère Riley Paige – Volume 1) - bestseller nº1 avec plus de 900 critiques à cinq étoiles - et un téléchargement gratuit !

« Un scénario dynamique qui vous saisit dès le premier chapitre et ne vous laisse plus partir. »

— Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (à propos de Sans Laisser de Traces)

Par l’auteur de polars n°1 Blake Pierce, un nouveau chef-d’œuvre de suspense psychologique.

Dans Raison de Tuer (Un Polar Avery Black – Tome 2), un nouveau tueur en série traque dans Boston, tuant ses victimes avec des manières étranges, narguant la police avec de mystérieux puzzles qui font référence aux étoiles. Alors que les enjeux sont augmentés et que la pression est là, le Département de Police de Boston est forcé d’appeler sa plus brillante – et la plus controversée – inspectrice de la criminelle : Avery Black.

Avery, qui ne s’est pas encore remise de sa dernière affaire, se retrouve face à un autre commissariat de police rival et un tueur brillant, rusé, qui a toujours une avance sur elle. Elle est obligée de pénétrer dans son esprit ténébreux et tortueux tandis qu’il laisse des indices pour son prochain meurtre, et obligée de regarder dans des lieux de son propre esprit où elle préfèrerait ne pas aller. Elle se retrouve contrainte de chercher l’aide d’Howard Randall, le tueur en série tordu qu’elle a mis derrière les barreaux des années auparavant, tout cela pendant que sa nouvelle vie bourgeonnante avec Rose et Ramirez est en train de s’effondrer.

Et juste alors que les choses ne peuvent empirer, elle découvre quelque chose d’autre : elle-même pourrait être la cible.

Dans un jeu psychologique de chat et de la souris, une course frénétique contre la montre mène Avery à travers une série de retournements stupéfiants et inattendus – culminant dans un apogée que même Avery ne pourrait imaginer.

Thriller psychologique ténébreux avec un suspens palpitant, Raison de Courir est le tome 2 d’une nouvelle série captivante – avec un nouveau personnage adoré – qui vous laissera à tourner les pages jusque tard dans la nuit.

Le tome 3 de la série Avery Black sera bientôt disponible.

« Un chef-d’œuvre de thriller et de roman policier. Pierce a fait un travail formidable en développant des personnages avec un côté psychologique, si bien décrits que nous nous sentons dans leurs esprits, suivons leurs peurs et applaudissons leur succès. L’intrigue est très intelligente et vous gardera occupés le long du livre. Plein de rebondissements, ce livre vous gardera éveillés jusqu’à avoir tourné la dernière page. »

—     Books and movie Review, Roberto Mattos (à propos de Sans Laisser de Traces)

« Un chef-d’œuvre de thriller et de mystère. Blake Pierce est parvenu à créer des caractères avec un côté psychologique tellement bien décrit, que nous avons l’impression de pouvoir pénétrer dans leur esprit, suivre le cheminement de leurs pensées et nous réjouir de leurs réussites. Plein de rebondissements, ce livre vous tiendra en haleine jusqu’à la dernière page. »

--Critiques de livres et de films, Roberto Mattos (re Sans Laisser de Traces)

 

LE MENSONGE D’UN VOISIN (Un mystère Chloé Fine) est le volume 2 d’une nouvelle série suspense psychologique par Blake Pierce, l’auteur à succès de Sans Laisser de Traces (volume 1) (téléchargement gratuit), un bestseller nº1 ayant reçu plus de 1 000 critiques à cinq étoiles.

 

L’agent de l’équipe scientifique du FBI, Chloé Fine, 27 ans, encore sous le choc des secrets issus de son passé, se retrouve plongée au cœur de sa première enquête : le meurtre d’une nounou dans une ville de banlieue aux allures parfaites.

 

Plongée dans un monde de secrets, de couples infidèles, d’apparences et d’artifices, Chloé réalise très vite que tout le monde pourrait être coupable. Mais en même temps, avec son propre père toujours incarcéré, elle doit se battre contre ses propres démons et découvrir les secrets de son propre passé, au risque de finir démoralisée avant même que sa propre carrière n’ait eu le temps de démarrer.

 

Un suspense psychologique émotionnel avec des personnages complexes, une atmosphère de petite ville et un suspense qui vous tiendra en haleine, LE MENSONGE D’UN VOISIN est le volume 2 d’une fascinante nouvelle série qui vous fera tourner les pages jusqu’à des heures tardives de la nuit.

 

Le volume 3 dans la série CHLOÉ FINE sera bientôt disponible.

“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.

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