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New American Best Friend

New American Best Friend

  • Author: Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 194373514X
  • Category: Poetry
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One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.

So Sad Today

So Sad Today

Personal Essays

  • Author: Melissa Broder
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 1455562718
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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"These essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular Twitter account @sosadtoday comes a darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays. Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings, and which quickly gained a dedicated following. In SO SAD TODAY, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores--in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic--questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world.

Burn Lake

Burn Lake

  • Author: Carrie Fountain
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101429585
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 96
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Selected for the 2009 National Poetry Series by Natasha Trethewey Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multi­cultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection explore issues of progress, history, violence, sexuality, and the self. Burn Lake weaves together the experience of life in the rapidly changing American Southwest with the peculiar journey of Don Juan de Oñate, who was dispatched from Mexico City in the late sixteenth- century by Spanish royalty to settle the so-called New Mexico Province, of which little was known. A letter that was sent to Oñate by the Viceroy of New Spain, asking that should he come upon the North Sea in New Mexico, he should give a detailed report of "the configuration of the coast and the capacity of each harbor" becomes the inspiration for many of the poems in this artfully composed debut.

peluda

peluda

  • Author: Melissa Lozada-Oliva
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735298
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 43
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One of the most original performance poets of her generation, Melissa Lozada-Oliva has captivated crowds across the country and online with her vivid narratives. Humorous and biting, personal and communal, self-deprecating and unapologetically self-loving, peluda (meaning "hairy" or "hairy beast") is the poet at her best.The book explores the relationship between femininity and body hair as well as the intersections of family, class, the immigrant experience, Latina identity, and much more, all through Lozada-Oliva's unique lens and striking voice. Peluda is a powerful testimony on body image and the triumph over taboo.

Nothing Is Okay

Nothing Is Okay

  • Author: Rachel Wiley
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735387
  • Category: Poetry
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Our Numbered Days

Our Numbered Days

  • Author: Neil Hilborn
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735077
  • Category: Poetry
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When you're dumb enough for long enough, you're gonna meet someone too smart to love you, and they're gonna love you anyway, and it's gonna go so poorly, Neil Hilborn writes in his debut full-length collection, OUR NUMBERED DAYS. In 2013, Hilborn's poem "OCD" went viral, and has amassed over 11 million views to date. While this collection ruminates on love, heartbreak, and mental illness, these poems are anything but saccharine. Hilborn uses the same humor and self-deprecation that propelled "OCD" to success in order to make his unmatched vulnerability all the more powerful. Ultimately, Hilborn is a poet of the people: his work is accessible, honest, and entertaining a revitalizing entry in contemporary poetry.

Depression & Other Magic Tricks

Depression & Other Magic Tricks

  • Author: Sabrina Benaim
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735263
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 75
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Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim's wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.

A Girl's Best Friend

A Girl's Best Friend

  • Author: Catherine Stine
  • Publisher: Amer Girl Pub
  • ISBN: 9781593697594
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 120
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The reader's decisions determine what happens to a girl who volunteers at the pet daycare center on the campus of Innerstar University when she worries that one of the pets is in danger.

A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry

A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry

  • Author: Kyle Tran Myhre
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735379
  • Category: Poetry
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One part mixtape, one part disorientation guide, and one part career retrospective, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre's debut looks you directly in the eye and doesn't let you flinch. Ranging from justice to love, community action to personal reflection, A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry is a dedication to craft. Clocking in before the rest of us are even awake, the book wastes no time. It does the work and beckons you to follow. A compilation of poems, lyrics and essays from the UN presenter, MC, and two-time National Poetry Slam champion, this book is a love song tucked into a grenade, a necessary call that demands a response.

The Crown Ain't Worth Much

The Crown Ain't Worth Much

  • Author: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735239
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 102
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Poetry. African American Studies. "Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's THE CROWN AIN'T WORTH MUCH leaves me contemplating the meanings of soul: communal soul (peep the breadth of cultural shout outs), rhythmic soul (peep the breadth of sound and syntax), and spiritual soul (peep the breadth of compassion). As titles like 'Ode to Drake, Ending with Blood in a Field' and 'At the House Party Where We Found Out Whitney Houston Was Dead' suggest, Willis-Abdurraqib bridges the bravado and bling of praise with the blood and tears of elegy. The soul of this magnificent book is dynamic, distinguished, and when called for, down and dirty. What a fresh, remarkable debut."?Terrance Hayes "Willis-Abdurraqib possesses a striking gift for merging pop culture with personal narrative."?Publishers Weekly "To pinpoint a highlight of the book is impossible. Every poem is honed, polished, and presented with utter rawness and defiance."?Portland Book Review "THE CROWN AIN'T WORTH MUCH is not so much a book you read, but one you survive'with Willis- Abdurraqib's compassionate, elegiac lyric gently pushing you forward through heartbreak and violence."?Indiana Review "The poems are raw: some passionate, some distant, some laden with fear. But as a collection, they create a life that's almost as arresting as it is moving."?Kelsey McKinney, Fusion

After the Witch Hunt

After the Witch Hunt

  • Author: Megan Falley
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • ISBN: 1935904647
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 89
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As if she discovered a small army of silenced women captive in her pen, Megan Falley releases them in the spilled ink that is her most brilliant collection of poems, After the Witch Hunt. Demanding if you really love a writer, bury her in all your awful and watch as she scrawls her way out," her book does exactly that. An incessant digging, a journey in building escape routes, armed with both humor and a brazen darkness, each poem in this book of bloodletting is another swing of the pick and axe in this young womans labor, insistent upon light.

Give Me a God I Can Relate To

Give Me a God I Can Relate To

  • Author: Blythe Baird
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1329525140
  • Category: Poetry
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This is the first book by actress, poet, and feminist Blythe Baird. In 2014, she represented Chicago as the youngest competitor at the National Poetry Slam. Her work has been published or featured by The Huffington Post, Write Bloody, EverydayFeminism, Button Poetry, Chicago Literati, Banango Street, and Wicked Banshee, among others.

Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .

Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .

How My Best Friend Became America's Dog

  • Author: Dana Perino
  • Publisher: Twelve
  • ISBN: 1455567124
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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Bestselling author of And the Good News Is... Dana Perino is back with stories of friends, family, and how America's love for a dog named Jasper is a place where even political opponents can find common ground. Dana Perino is a popular and beloved host on Fox's The Five, with over two million followers on social media. While readers admire Dana for her charm, warmth, and insight, she also knows who the real star in her family is: her Vizsla, Jasper-A.K.A. America's Dog. In this new book, Dana tells stories about life and politics-and how dogs can transcend rancor and partisanship. She also talks about how dogs bring families together -like Dana's own, from her career in Washington through her life as a TV star. In addition to all the fun and fabulous dog tales, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT JASPER... will be fully illustrated with hilarious photoshops so clever they will make you laugh out loud. These photoshops bring Jasper's adventures to life through pop culture, art, sports and history.

No Matter the Wreckage

No Matter the Wreckage

  • Author: Sarah Kay,Professor of French Literature Sarah Kay
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • ISBN: 1938912578
  • Category: American poetry
  • Page: 145
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Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. Her poems celebrate family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects.

How to win friends & influence people

How to win friends & influence people

  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 9352613937
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 224
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A Dog's History of America: How Our Best Friend Explored, Conquered, and Settled a Continent

A Dog's History of America: How Our Best Friend Explored, Conquered, and Settled a Continent

  • Author: Mark Derr
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • ISBN: 1468309102
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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Wherever humans have gone in the New World, dogs have been their companions, from the time people crossed the Bering Land Bridge some twenty thousand years ago. In this revelatory history, Mark Derr looks at the ways in which we have used canines—as sled dogs and sheepdogs, hounds and Seeing Eye dogs, guard dogs, show dogs, and bomb-sniffing dogs—as he tracks changes in American culture and society. In A Dog’s History of America, Derr weaves a remarkable tapestry of heroism, betrayal, tragedy, kindness, abuse, and unique companionship. The result is an enlightening perspective on American history through the eyes of humanity’s best friend

The Future

The Future

  • Author: Neil Hilborn
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735395
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: N.A
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Some of My Best Friends Are Black

Some of My Best Friends Are Black

The Strange Story of Integration in America

  • Author: Tanner Colby
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110158369X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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An irreverent, yet powerful exploration of race relations by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Chris Farley Show Frank, funny, and incisive, Some of My Best Friends Are Black offers a profoundly honest portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, Tanner Colby explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches—the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people—black and white—Colby reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind—and how far all of us have left to go.

The Marriage Act

The Marriage Act

The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love

  • Author: Liza Monroy
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • ISBN: 1619023652
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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After her traditional engagement to her high school sweetheart falls apart, Liza Monroy faced the prospect of another devastating loss: the deportation of her best friend Emir. Desperate to stay in America, Emir tried every legal recourse to obtain a green card knowing that his return to the Middle East—where gay men are often beaten and sometimes killed—was too dangerous. So Liza proposes to Emir in efforts to keep him safe and by her side. After a fast wedding in Las Vegas, the couple faces new adventures and obstacles in both L.A. and New York City as they dodge the INS. Their relationship is compounded further by the fact that Liza’s mother works for the State Department preventing immigration fraud. Through it all, Liza and Emir must contend with professional ambition, adversity, and heartbreak and eventually learn the true lessons of companionship and devotion. This marriage that was not a marriage, in the end, really was. The Marriage Act is a timely and topical look at the changing face of marriage in America and speaks to the emergent generation forming bonds outside of tradition—and sometimes even outside the law.

We Slept Here

We Slept Here

  • Author: Sierra DeMulder
  • Publisher: Button Poetry
  • ISBN: 1943735123
  • Category: Poetry
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Poetry. WE SLEPT HERE is a case study in vulnerability and honesty. In this sequence of memoir-esque poems, Sierra DeMulder pulls at the threads of a past abusive relationship and the long road to forgiveness. The poems themselves become an act of recovery and reclamation, wherein the poet finds again the voice which was taken from her. These are hard poems, made up of clarity and healing, which attempt to share some of their peace with the world.