The Chiffon Trenches

The Chiffon TrenchesFrom the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this deeply revealing memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion Manolo Blahn

Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel

Mastering the Process: From Idea to NovelAs the author of twenty four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful and prolific novelists today In Mastering the Process, George offers readers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel n nFor many writers, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to take that earl

You Are an Artist

You Are an ArtistA few years ago curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you ll invent imagina

Themes and Variations

Themes and VariationsIn this Kindle exclusive essay, international bestselling humor writer David Sedaris shares the rewards of a book tour and his devoted readers worst kept secrets.Dismissed by a bored author at a book signing, a betrayed young man named David Sedaris made a vow Someday, when it was his turn at the

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond FearReaders of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert s books for years Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering She shows us how to tackle what we most lov

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

I Will Judge You by Your BookshelfA look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider It s no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves We learn to read at an early age, and as we grow older we shed our beloved books for new ones But some of us surround ourselves with book

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading LifeFor so many people, reading isn t just a hobby or a way to pass the time it s a lifestyle Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can t imagine life without them n nI d Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary

The Science of Sci-Fi: From Warp Speed to Interstellar Travel

The Science of Sci-Fi: From Warp Speed to Interstellar TravelScience fiction allows listeners to go places they can only dream of seeing other worlds, distant stars, entirely different galaxies While not every story is concerned with the hard science behind space travel and other futuristic ventures, fiction can give listeners an amazing insight into what pe

Art Matters

Art MattersCombining Neil Gaiman s extraordinary words with Chris Riddell s deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art n nNeil Gaiman once said that the world always seems brighter when you ve just made something that wasn t there before This li

The Word Collector

The Word CollectorSome people collect stamps.Some people collect coins.Some people collect art.And Jerome Jerome collected words nIn this extraordinary new tale from Peter H Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him short and sweet words, two syllable treats, and multisyllable words t

Transit

TransitThe stunning second novel of a trilogy that began with Outline, one of The New York Times Book Review s ten best books of 2015 n nIn the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions personal, moral, artist

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us HumanIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world arguing t

Like Brothers

Like BrothersThe multitalented writers, directors, producers, and actors as seen on The League, Transparent, and The Mindy Project share the secrets of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir n nWhether producing, writing, directing, or acting, the Duplass Brothers have made their mark in the world of

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Almost Everything: Notes on HopeFrom Anne Lamott, the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now How to bring hope back into our lives n n I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen, Anne Lamott adm

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of LanguageA linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language n nLanguage is humanity s most spectacular open source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in interesting ways than ever before Internet conversations are structured by