Hector and the Search for Happiness

Now a big movie starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer
 
The overseas bestseller with greater than million copies sold
 

“Once upon a time there has been a tender psychiatrist known as Hector who used to be no longer very happy with himself. . . . And so he determined to make a journey all over the world, and all over the place he went he could attempt to comprehend what made humans satisfied or unhappy.”

Hector travels from Paris to China to Africa to the USA, and alongside the way in which he retains a listing of observations concerning the humans he meets. Combining the winsome attraction of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector’s trip world wide and into the human soul is enjoyable, empowering, and smile-inducing—as profitable in its optimism because it is sensible in its simplicity.

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The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens

'One of my life's maximum tragedies is to have already learn Pickwick Papers - i will not return and skim it for the 1st time' Fernando Pessoa

Few first novels have created as a lot well known pleasure as The Pickwick Papers - a comic book masterpiece that catapulted its twenty-four-year-old writer to instant reputation. Readers have been captivated by way of the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the sweetheart Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, notably, by way of that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket membership to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, through the Fleet borrowers' criminal, characters and incidents spring to existence from Dickens's pen, to shape an enduringly renowned paintings of ebullient humour and literary invention. This variation is predicated at the first quantity version of 1837, and contains the unique illustrations. In his creation, Mark Wormald discusses the genesis of The Pickwick Papers and the emergence of its critical characters.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes through unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)

By Dr. Seuss

“Every Who down in Who-ville loved Christmas much . . . however the Grinch, who lived simply north of Who-ville, did NOT!” now not considering “’Twas the evening sooner than Christmas” has the start of a Christmas story been so immediately recognizable. No vacation season is entire with no the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and the entire citizens of Who-ville, during this heartwarming tale concerning the results of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, sweet canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the vacations, and his tale is the precise present for old and young.

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The Book of General Ignorance

By John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

Imagine Magellan was once the 1st guy to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was once invented in the USA, Henry VIII had six better halves, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? incorrect, unsuitable, flawed, and fallacious again.

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and wrong evidence eventually get the heave-ho during this funny, downright humiliating ebook of reeducation in line with the exceptional British bestseller. tough what such a lot people suppose to be verifiable truths in components like background, literature, technological know-how, nature, and extra,

The e-book of basic Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of the way little we really learn about whatever. It’ll have you ever scratching your head pondering why we even trouble to visit school.

Revealing the reality in the back of the whole lot we predict we all know yet don’t, this e-book leaves you dumbfounded approximately all of the incorrect information you’ve controlled to assemble in the course of your existence, and units you as much as win titanic if you ever be a contestant on Jeopardy! or Who desires to Be a Millionaire.

Besides righting the checklist on universal (but fallacious) myths like Captain cook dinner getting to know Australia or Alexander Graham Bell inventing the phone, The booklet of normal Ignorance additionally provides us the thin on foolish slipups to trot out at dinner events (Cinderella wore fur, no longer glass, slippers and fowl tikka masala used to be invented in Scotland, now not India).

Thomas Edison acknowledged that we all know lower than one millionth of 1 percentage approximately something: this booklet makes us ponder whether we all know even that much.

You’ll be shocked at how a lot you don’t comprehend! try out THE ebook OF normal lack of understanding for extra enjoyable entries and whole solutions to the subsequent:

How lengthy can a bird dwell with no its head?
About years.

What do chameleons do?
They don’t switch colour to check the history. by no means have; by no means will. whole fable. Utter fabrication. overall Lie. they alter colour because of various emotional states.

Who invented champagne?
Not the French.

How many legs does a centipede have?
Not 100.

How many ft has a two-toed sloth?
It’s both six or 8.

How many penises does a ecu earwig have?
a)Fourteen
b)None at all
c)Two (one for specified occasions)
d)Mind your personal business

Which animals are the best-endowed of all?
Barnacles. those unassuming modest beasts have the longest penis relative to their dimension of any creature. they are often seven occasions longer than their physique.

What is a rhino’s horn made up of?
A rhinoceros horn isn't, as a few humans imagine, produced from hair.

Who was once the 1st American president?
Peyton Randolph.

What have been George Washington’s fake tooth made of?
Mostly hippopotamus.

What used to be James Bond’s favourite drink?
Not the vodka martini.

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The Last Testament: A Memoir by God

Over the process his lengthy and extraordinary profession, God has actually noticeable all of it. and never simply noticeable. in truth, the multi-talented deity has performed a pivotal function in lots of significant occasions, together with the construction of the universe, the whole thing of worldwide historical past, the lifetime of each individual who has ever lived, and the profitable transitioning of American Idol into the post-Simon Cowell period.

Now, because the earth he has godded so magnificently attracts to a Mayan-induced shut, God breaks his 1,400-year literary silence together with his ultimate masterpiece, The final Testament.

As dictated to his mortal amanuensis, 11-time Emmy Award-winning comedy author David Javerbaum, God seems again with unparalleled candor on his time within the public area. he is taking us backstage of Genesis, surroundings the list (un)straight at the genuine first couple, Adam and Steve, and tough long-held notions concerning the viability of containing a phylogenetically whole double bestiary inside a 450,000-cubic-cubit watercraft.

For the 1st time, he breaks his silence on Jesus Christ, laying off mild on a father-son dating as heartwarming as Will and Jaden Smith's. And he finds his real emotions approximately his 3rd nice religion, Islam, that are not anything yet confident AND RESPECTFUL.

But The final testomony does not simply glance again. It additionally deals God's views at the perennial quagmires of affection, marriage, and smiting. And he's taking an 27.99 unfiltered examine modern society, addressing such hot-button themes as:

  • Why he loves the US
  • What he listens for in an exceptional prayer
  • Which activities groups he relatively roots for
  • Which celebrities are completely homosexual
    • Sometimes preachy, occasionally holier-than-thou, yet regularly energetic, The final Testament is a story of braveness, adversity, and triumph. it is the final star autobiography, bound to attract not just hardcore God fanatics and "worshipers", yet to an individual who is ever had overall omnipotence. should you position entire religion within the literal fact of 1 ebook written by means of God, make it The final Testament.

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Reasons Mommy Drinks

By Lyranda Martin-Evans, Fiona Stevenson

A wickedly humorous examine the demanding situations of recent parenthood.

With cocktail recipes. 

 
Being a brand new mother is “AHHHH! WHAT HAVE I DONE?” demanding. Why are most of these tiny outfits so pricey? Who wrote those mind-numbing board books? Will Mommy ever hold a handbag back that’s now not a diaper bag? and the way is she even functioning off so little sleep?

Reasons Mommy Drinks is a clean, insightful, and hilarious selection of a few of the struggles confronted through new parents—from mommy teams and single-people envy to the top of maternity leave—with a richly deserved cocktail recipe to compliment every one. This must-have source can help sleep-deprived new mothers continue to exist the newborn years with their humorousness, if no longer their lives as they as soon as knew them, intact.

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2013 Daily Calendar: F in Exams

By Richard Benson

In keeping with the simplest vendor F in Exams comes a whole yr of fails, that includes 1000s of brilliantly flawed yet awfully hilarious scholar attempt solutions, together with all-new solutions, belongings you must have discovered in highschool (but didn't), a gallery of well-known disasters, and extra.

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My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top: 100% Real,* Never Before Seen Documents from the World of Rock and Roll

By Jon Glaser

With this surprising tell-all, revealing the all-true, a hundred% pretend secrets and techniques approximately music’s greatest names, Jon Glaser—a author for Late evening with Conan O'Brien, and the writer and superstar of grownup Swim’s Delocated—is approximately to rock the area of, good, rock and roll. The long-buried (or probably, never-yet-imagined) dreadful secrets and techniques of music’s so much awesome talents—including Prince’s bar mitvah remixes, Fleetwood Mac’s offers with McDonald’s, and more—are, within the vein of John Hodgman’s More details Than You Require and The Onion’s Our Dumb Century, a wry and blasphemous tribute to the preferred tradition icons we carry dear.

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Boomsday

By Christopher Buckley

BOOMSDAY'S heroine is Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger who incites large political turmoil while, outraged over mounting Social safeguard debt, she with politeness means that child Boomers accept govt incentives to kill themselves by means of age seventy five. Her modest suggestion catches fireplace with hundreds of thousands of her outraged friends ("Generation Whatever") and an formidable Senator looking to achieve the formative years vote in his presidential crusade.
With assistance from Washington's maximum spin health professional, the blogger and the baby-kisser try and trip the difficulty of euthanasia for Boomers (they name it "Transitioning") the entire technique to the White condo, over the forceful objections of the non secular correct and, in fact, child Boomers, who're deeply angry through demonstrations at the golfing classes in their retirement motels.

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