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Just before dark : collected nonfiction / by Harrison, Jim,1937-;
Subjects: Essays.;
© c1991., Houghton Mifflin/S. Lawrence,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Dress code : [electronic resource] : Unlocking fashion from the new look to millennial pink. by Hyland, V©♭ronique.;
Why does fashion hold so much power over us? Most of us care about how we dress and how we present ourselves. Style offers clues about everything from class to which in-group we belong to. Bad Feminist for fashion, Dress Code takes aim at the institutions within the fashion industry while reminding us of the importance of dress and what it means for self-presentation. Everything -- from societal changes to the progress (or lack thereof) of women's rights to the hidden motivations behind what we choose to wear to align ourselves with a particular social group -- can be tracked through clothing. Veronique Hyland examines thought-provoking questions such as: Why has the "French girl" persisted as our most undying archetype? What does "dressing for yourself" really mean for a woman? How should a female politician dress? Will gender-differentiated fashion go forever out of style? How has social media affected and warped our sense of self-presentation, and how are we styling ourselves expressly for it? Not everyone participates in painting, literature, or film. But there is no "opting out" of fashion. And yet, fashion is still seen as superficial and trivial, and only the finest of couture is considered as art. Hyland argues that fashion is a key that unlocks questions of power, sexuality, and class, taps into history, and sends signals to the world around us. Clothes means something -- even if you're "just" wearing jeans and a T-shirt.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Essays.; Sociology.;
© 2022.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=6345794 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Yes please [electronic resource]. by Poehler, Amy.; Poehler, Amy.;
Narrator: Amy Poehler.Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy's parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza. Also included? A one night only live performance at Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Hear Amy read a chapter live in front of a young and attractive Los Angeles audience. While listening to Yes Please, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll become convinced that your phone is trying to kill you. Don't miss this collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers. Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 211524 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Essays.; Humor (Nonfiction).;
© 2014., HarperAudio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=1994654 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive;
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College essay essentials : a step-by-step guide to writing a successful college admission essay / by Sawyer, Ethan.;
Why this book -- Why I'm the perfect person to guide you through the essay-writing process -- How this book works -- Brainstorming -- Structure -- The four types of college essays -- A step-by-step guide to writing each of the four college essay types -- How to revise your essay in five steps -- How to bring your essay to life -- Advanced techniques -- How to make sure your essay is doing its job -- A few of my favorite essays -- Finally -- Additional resources.What if writing an unforgettably compelling college essay came down to answering just two questions? 1. Have you been through significant challenges in your life?2. Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?Good news. These two questions lead you to one of four easy-to-follow essay paths in College Essay Essentials, a new approach to the college essay that is groundbreaking in its simplicity. Expert author Ethan Sawyer saves you time and stress by sticking to the basics and guiding you every step of the way, from brainstorming to finished draft to acceptance letter.
Subjects: College applications; Exposition (Rhetoric); Universities and colleges; Essay;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Starry messenger : [electronic resource] : Cosmic perspectives on civilization. by Tyson, Neil deGrasse.;
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all. In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment—a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science. After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life's priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched. With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Essays.; Physics.; Science.;
© 2022.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=8328671 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Life's Edge : [electronic resource] : The Search or What it Means to be Alive. by Zimmer, Carl.;
We all assume we know what life is, but the more scientists learn about the living world -- from protocells to brains, from zygotes to pandemic viruses -- the harder they find it is to locate life's edge. Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word? If we can't answer that question here on earth, how will we know when and if we discover alien life on other worlds? The question hangs over some of society's most charged conflicts -- whether a fertilized egg is a living person, for example, and when we ought to declare a person legally dead. Life's Edge is an utterly fascinating investigation that no one but one of the most celebrated science writers of our generation could craft. Zimmer journeys through the strange experiments that have attempted to re-create life. Literally hundreds of definitions of what that should look like now exist, but none has yet emerged as an obvious winner. Lists of what living things have in common do not add up to a theory of life. It's never clear why some items on the list are essential and others not. Coronaviruses have altered the course of history, and yet many scientists maintain they are not alive. Chemists are creating droplets that can swarm, sense their environment, and multiply. Have they made life in the lab? Whether he is handling pythons in Alabama or searching for hibernating bats in the Adirondacks, Zimmer revels in astounding examples of life at its most bizarre. He tries his own hand at evolving life in a test tube with unnerving results. Charting the obsession with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and how the world briefly believed radium was the source of all life, Zimmer leads us all the way into the labs and minds of researchers engineering life from scratch.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Essays.; History.; Science.;
© 2021.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5546876 -- Click  to access title on Overdrive.;
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The most of Nora Ephron / by Ephron, Nora.;
The Journalist. Introduction to Wallflower at the Orgy ; Journalism: a love story ; How to write a newsmagazine cover story ; The assassination reporters ; The Palm Beach Social Pictorial ; The Boston photographs ; Russell Baker ; The Detroit News ; The Ontario Bulletin ; Gentlemen's agreement ; I just want to say : the world is not flat ; The making of Theodore H. White. -- The Advocate. Vaginal politics ; Miami ; Reunion ; Commencement address to Wellesley Class of 1996. -- The Profiler: Some Women. Helen Gurley Brown : "If you're a little mouseburger, come with me ..." ; Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post ; Dorothy Parker ; Lillian Helman: Pentimento ; Jan Morris: Conundrum ; Pat Loud: no, but I read the book ; Julie Nixon Eisenhower: the littlest Nixon ; Lisbeth Salander: the girl who fixed the umlaut. -- The Novelist. Heartburn. -- The Playwright. Lucky guy. -- The Screenwriter. When Harry met Sally. -- The Foodie. Serial monogamy: a memoir ; Baking off ; I just want to say: the egg-white omelette ; Gourmet magazine ; A sandwich ; I just want to say: Teflon ; The food establishment: life in the land of the rising soufflé (or is it the rising meringue?) ; About having people to dinner. -- The Blogger. The first annual "tell us what you're cooking this year for Thanksgiving dinner that you didn't cook last year" ; Hello, by the way, whatever ; Deep throat and me: now it can be told, and not for the first time either ; The curious incident of the veep in the summertime ; Hooked on anonymity ; One small blog ; On Bill Clinton ; A million little embellishments ; Scooter, Rosa Lopez, and the grassy knoll ; Reflections on reading the results of President Bush's annual physical examination ; My weekend in Vegas ; O.J. again ; Say it ain't so, Rupe ; Melancholy babies ; Take my Secretary of State, please ; On being named person of the year ; Condi's diary ; Some people ; What did you do in the war? ; How to foil a terrorist plot in seven simple steps ; My top ten New Year's resolutions ; Hooked on Hillary ; White men ; It ought to be a word. -- Personal. The story of my life in 3,500 words or less ; The legend ; Me and JFK : now it can be told ; A few words about breasts ; The mink coat ; Parenting in three stages ; The D word ; Fantasies ; On maintenance ; The six stages of e-mail ; Considering the alternative ; On rapture ; Revision and life: take it from the top, again ; I feel bad about my neck ; What I wish I'd known ; I hate my purse ; Christmas dinner ; I remember nothing ; The O word ; What I won't miss ; What I will miss.A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Efren, America's funniest-- and most acute-- writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years. -- From book jacket.
Subjects: American essays; American essays; Ephron, Nora.;
© 2013., Alfred A. Knopf,
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An essay concerning human understanding / by Locke, John,1632-1704.; Woolhouse, R. S.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 750-785) and index.
Subjects: Knowledge, Theory of; An essay concerning human understanding (Locke);
© 1997., New York : Penguin Books,
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The book of awesome : [electronic resource] : Snow days, bakery air, finding money in your pocket, and other simple, brilliant things. by Pasricha, Neil.;
Sometimes it's easy to forget the things that make us smile. With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it’s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us, like:Popping Bubble WrapWearing underwear just out of the dryerFixing electronics by smacking themGetting called up to the dinner buffet first at a weddingWatchingThe Price Is Right when you’re home sickHitting a bunch of green lights in a rowWaking up and realizing it's SaturdayThe Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award-winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome is filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you’ll remember all the things there are to feel good about.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Essays.; Humor (Nonfiction).; Self-Improvement.;
© 2010.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=347085 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Sister outsider : [electronic resource] : Essays and speeches. by Lorde, Audre.; Eller, Robin.;
Narrator: Robin Eller.Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 212190 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; African American Nonfiction.; Essays.; Literary Criticism.; Sociology.;
© 2016., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=2685931 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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