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What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations
What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations
by Elizabeth Knowles
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An entertaining and thought-provoking book for language buffs and anyone interested in quotations, What They Didn't Say sifts through more than one hundred and fifty misquotations, incorrect attributions, and apocryphal remarks to reveal the origins of... (read more)

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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
by Will Schwalbe
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"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan... (read more)

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Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher
Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher
by William Zinsser
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William Zinsser's journey to all the places where he has done his writing and his teaching begins in 1946, with his first job at the New York Herald Tribune, a community of legendary journalists and oddballs, in its postwar years of glory. Next came 11... (read more)

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How Not to Write a Screenplay
How Not to Write a Screenplay
by Denny Martin Flinn
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The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue
The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue
by Merritt Ruhlen
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"Ruhlen is a leader in the new attempt to unify the theory of language development and diffusion."––Library Journal "A powerful statement...also a wonderfully clear exposition of linguistic thinking about prehistory."–&ndash... (read more)

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Fiction Ruined My Family
Fiction Ruined My Family
by Jeanne Darst
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The youngest of four daughters in an old, celebrated St. Louis family of prominent journalists and politicians on one side, debutante balls and equestrian trophies on the other, Jeanne Darst grew up hearing stories of past grandeur. And as a young girl,... (read more)

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New York Times Guide To Essentials Knowledge (08 Edition)
New York Times Guide To Essentials Knowledge (08 Edition)
by Safire
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Introducing a comprehensive update and complete revision of the authoritative reference work from the award-winning daily paper, this one-volume reference book informs, educates, and clarifies answers to hundreds of topics.... (read more)

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Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers
Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers
by James Humes
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The Hedonism Handbook
The Hedonism Handbook
by Michael Flocker
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In the age of Oprah, Dr. Phil, and countless other self-help disciplinarians, indulging in any kind of pleasurable pastime is on the brink of extinction. But it's not too late to revive those lost pleasures that make life worth living. The Hedonism... (read more)

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Writers Reference 7e
Writers Reference 7e
by Diana Hacker
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Focused on the needs of online students, A Writer's Reference with Strategies for Online Learners offers advice on how to be an active participant in the course, how to navigate the learning space, how to communicate appropriately with peers and... (read more)

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Woe Is I (Expanded Edition)
Woe Is I (Expanded Edition)
by Patricia T Oconner
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The bestselling grammar book has been updated and revised to include the latest and greatest on the basics and subtleties of English, and features a new chapter on the language of the Internet.... (read more)

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Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
by Claire Kehrwal Cook
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Remarkably accessible and a pleasure to read, Line by Line reveals the techniques used by professional editors to detect and revise flawed prose. Writers learn to catch their errors and to apply practical revision strategies that can be adapted to any... (read more)

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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
by Nina Sankovitch
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Caught up in grief after the death of her sister, Nina Sankovitch decided to stop running and start reading. For once in her life she would put all other obligations on hold and devote herself to reading a book a day: one year of magical reading in which... (read more)

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Novelist's Essential Guide to Creating Plot
Novelist's Essential Guide to Creating Plot
by J Madison Davis
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Appealing to novelists of any stripe, this guide allows readers to focus on and examine in depth the structure of a novel--either one on which they're working or one they are planning.... (read more)

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This Year You Write Your Novel (07 Edition)
This Year You Write Your Novel (07 Edition)
by Walter Mosley
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In this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish a novel in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, this work includes advice on how to create a daily writing regimen... (read more)

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It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences
It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences
by June Casagrande
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Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never... (read more)

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!: Prepare to Be Shocked! (Ripley's Believe It or Not)
Ripley's Believe It or Not!: Prepare to Be Shocked! (Ripley's Believe It or Not)
by Ripleys
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The All New 5th title in this annual series. Total sales are just shy of 3 million copies. The Remarkable Revealed - published last year - was #14 on the NY Times, year end, Advice Bestseller List. The electrifying holographic cover of Ripley's Believe... (read more)

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The Half-Known World: On Writing Fiction
The Half-Known World: On Writing Fiction
by Robert Boswell
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A rigorous examination of the workings of fiction by the novelist Robert Boswell, “one of America’s finest writers” (Tom Perrotta)  Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for more than twenty years. In... (read more)

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Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
by William Goldman
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"Nobody knows anything." William Goldman has given us these three simple words to sum up the backroom chatter and deal making that goes on between studio executives trying to figure out why one movie becomes a hit and another tanks. Of course there is no... (read more)

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On Writing
On Writing
by Stephen King
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"In On Writing, Stephen King celebrates his influences, shares his first attempts at writing, sheds new light on some of his own books, reveals his process, offers his advice, and relates in vivid detail the story of the 1999 roadside accident that... (read more)

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