This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
by: Simon & Schuster
Product rating: 4.3 with 547 reviews
The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine,
a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.
In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.
In This Changes Everything
Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.
Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.
Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us.
Posted in Economic Policy & Development Tagged with: Capitalism, Changes, Climate, Everything, Simon & Schuster, this
Flat Belly Tea Diet: Lose 10lbs of Fat in a Week with this Revolutionary New Plan (The Home Life Series) (Volume 22)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 4.2 with 4 reviews
Tea has been a popular drink around the world for thousands of years. But who knew it can also help you shed pounds and lose belly fat? Well new studies now show what the Chinese have probably known for years. Find out the amazing properties of the different types of tea, and how they can help you lose 10lbs in just a week Discover how, by drinking a few cups of tea a day you can…. Shrink your fat cells Turbocharge your workout to shed more pounds Boost your metabolism Crush your cravings Stop the formation of new fat cells Increase your energy levels…And much more Also included are…. Fat busting smoothies Super hydrating water infused drinks to keep you hydrated and healthy A seven day weight loss plan Two weeks of exercises and a chapter to get all your questions answered. So get your copy today and drink your way to a healthier slimmer you
Posted in Other Diets Tagged with: 10lbs, Belly, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Diet, Flat, Home, Life, Lose, Plan, Revolutionary, Series, this, Volume, Week, with
Forget This! (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out
takes you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind. This new chapter book based on the film lets the reader decide how the story will end! It’s perfect for girls and boys ages 6 to 9.
Posted in Emotions & Feelings Tagged with: BookTM, Disney/Pixar, Forget, Inside, RH/Disney, Stepping, Stone, this
All This Life: A Novel
by: Soft Skull Press
Product rating: 4.9 with 18 reviews
Morning rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Amidst the river of metal and glass a shocking event occurs, leaving those who witnessed it desperately looking for answers, most notably one man and his son Jake, who captured the event and uploaded it to the internet for all the world to experience. As the media swarms over the story, Jake will face the ramifications of his actions as he learns the perils of our modern disconnect between the real world and the world we create on line.
In land-locked Arizona, as the entire country learns of the event, Sara views Jake’s video just before witnessing a horrible event of her own: her boyfriend’s posting of their intimate sex tape. As word of the tape leaks out, making her an instant pariah, Sara needs to escape the small town’s persecution of her careless action. Along with Rodney, an old boyfriend injured long ago in a freak accident that destroyed his parents’ marriage, she must run faster than the internet trolls seeking to punish her for her indiscretions. Sara and Rodney will reunite with his estranged mother, Kat, now in danger from a new man in her life who may not be who he or his online profiles claim to be, a dangerous avatar in human form.
With a wide cast of characters and an exciting pace that mimics the speed of our modern, all-too-connected lives, All This Life examines the dangerous intersection of reality and the imaginary, where coding and technology seek to highlight and augment our already flawed human connections. Using his trademark talent for creating memorable characters, with a deep insight into language and how it can be twisted to alter reality, Joshua Mohr returns with his most contemporary and insightful novel yet.
Posted in Literary Tagged with: Life, Novel, Soft Skull Press, this
This Is Not a Love Story: A Memoir
by: Little, Brown and Company
Product rating: 4.0 with 3 reviews
A razor-sharp, hilarious, and poignant memoir about growing up in the closed world of the ultraorthodox Jewish community.
The third of six children in a family that harks back to a gloried Hassidic dynasty, Judy Brown grew up with the legacy of centuries of religious teaching, and the faith and lore that sustained her people for generations.
But her carefully constructed world begins to crumble when her “crazy” brother Nachum returns home after a year in Israel living with relatives. Though supposedly “cured,” he is still prone to retreating into his own mind or erupting in wordless rages. The adults’ inability to make him better – or even to give his affliction a name – forces Judy to ask larger questions: If God could perform miracles for her sainted ancestors, why can’t He cure Nachum? And what of the other stories her family treasured?
Judy starts to negotiate with God, swinging from holy tenets to absurdly hilarious conclusions faster than a Talmudic scholar: she goes on a fast to nab coveted earrings; she fights with her siblings at the dinner table for the ultimate badge of honor (“Who will survive the next Holocaust?”); and she adamantly defends her family’s reputation when, scandalously, her parents are accused of having fallen in love—which is absolutely not what pious people do.
For all its brutal honesty about this insular community, This Is Not a Love Story is ultimately a story of a family like so many others, whose fierce love for each other and devotion to their faith pulled them through the darkest time in their lives.
Posted in Jewish Tagged with: Brown and Company, Little, Love, Memoir, Story, this
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions
by: St. Martin’s Press
Product rating: 4.4 with 24 reviews
The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. As Lisa says, “More and more, especially in the summertime when I’m sitting on the beach, I’m learning not to sweat it. To go back to the child that I used to be. To see myself through the loving eyes of my parents. To eat on the beach. And not to worry about whether every little thing makes me look fat. In fact, not to worry at all.”
So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way.
Posted in Memoirs Tagged with: Beach, Confessions, Does, Fat?, Look, Make, St. Martin's Press, Stories, this, True
Descendants Poster-A-Page: This is Our Time
by: Disney/Time Inc.
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Disney’s popular Descendants characters come to life in this Poster-A-Page book full of memorable moments and favorite saying from the live-action Disney Channel Original Movie starring Dove Cameron, Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, and Cameron Boyce. With every page a poster, plus 7 supersize fold-out posters inside, young fans can pull apart this book to decorate their walls and relive the magical events from an unforgettable year at Auradon Prep!
Disney Descendants takes place in the present day idyllic kingdom of Auradon, where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble making offspring of Disney’s classic villains including Mal (daughter of Maleficent), Jay (son of Jafar), Evie (daughter of The Evil Queen) and Carlos (son of Cruella De Vill) who have been imprisoned on the forbidden Isle of the Lost. The teenage descendants are allowed into the kingdom to attend an elite prep school alongside the children of well-loved Disney heroes and heroines and the results will certainly go down in school history.
The Poster-A-Page book series delivers children’s most popular characters, stories, and memorable moments in a unique visual format and offers kids ages 4-12 the opportunity to bring their favorite friends and stories into their homes, onto their walls, and become part part of their world.
Posted in Superheroes Tagged with: Descendants, Disney/Time Inc., Poster-A-Page, this, Time
Cities Coloring Book: Color your way to Calm with this Splendid Cities Coloring Book
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 3.7 with 3 reviews
Cities Coloring book: Color your way to Calm with this Beautiful Cities
We bring you Fun Cities. This unique coloring book for grown-ups features immersive views of real cities from around the world.
Inside you will find More than 30 fun activities that will take you on an artistic adventure to the fantastic places of the World. This Freehand drawing with liner pen on paper, beautifully rendered and detailed line, from our favorite artist, shows visually arresting global locales, busy streets, Amazing cityscape and so much more…
Transport yourself to the world’s wonderful Cities.
So take your time, relax, and let your imagination run free! Get out your markers or pens and discover the calming pleasure of coloring.
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Posted in Creativity Tagged with: Book, Calm, Cities, Color, Coloring, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Splendid, this, with, Your