Kanye West Owes Me 300

Kanye West Owes Me  300
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Author: Jensen Karp
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780451498878
Release: 2017
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The comedian, writer and co-owner of Gallery 1988 traces his heyday experiences as rapper "Hot Karl," describing the childhood experiences that shaped his early creative life, his relationship with rap partner Rickye and his recordings with such famous artists as Kanye West and will.i.am.,"--NoveList.

Kanye West Owes Me 300

Kanye West Owes Me  300
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Author: Jensen Karp
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9780553448153
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The comedian, writer and co-owner of Gallery 1988 traces his heyday experiences as rapper "Hot Karl," describing the childhood experiences that shaped his early creative life, his relationship with rap partner Rickye and his recordings with such famous artists as Kanye West and will.i.am.,"--NoveList.

Kanye West Owes Me 300

Kanye West Owes Me  300
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Author: Jensen Karp
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780553448160
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Kanye West Owes Me $300 might be the funniest rap memoir ever.” –LA Weekly After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend—and then almost became a star. When 12-year old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey—one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl," the most famous white rapper you've never heard of. On his way to (almost) celebrity, Jensen shares his childhood run-ins with rock-listening, southern California classmates, who tell him that "rap is for black people," and then recounts his record-breaking rap battling streak on popular radio contest “The Roll Call”—a run that caught the eye of a music industry hungry for new rap voices in the early ‘00s. He also introduces his rap partner, Rickye, who constitutes the second half of their group XTra Large; his supportive mom, who performs with him onstage; and the soon-to-be-household-name artists he records with, including Kanye West, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, and will.i.am. Finally, he reveals why his album never saw the light of day (two words: Slim Shady), the downward spiral he suffered after, and what he found instead of rap glory. Full of rollicking stories from his close brush with fame, Karp’s hilarious memoir is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story about a guy who follows an unlikely passion—trying to crack the rap game—despite what everyone else says. It’s 30 Rock for the rap set; 8 Mile for the suburbs; and quite the journey for a white kid from the valley.

Fifty Shades of Chicken

Fifty Shades of Chicken
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Author: F. L. Fowler
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780385345224
Release: 2012
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A wryly whimsical culinary parody of E. L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy combines epicurean double entendres, 50 chicken recipes and the story of a young free-range chicken who finds herself at the mercy of a kinky and dominating chef, in a parody that includes such dishes as "Sticky (Chicken) Fingers" and "Bound Wings."

Just Can t Get Enough

Just Can t Get Enough
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Author: Matthew Robinson,Jensen Karp
Pages: 222
ISBN: 081099433X
Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Packed with colorful photographs and illustrations and written in an entertaining, irreverent style, 'Just Can’t Get Enough' is filled with personal anecdotes, funny facts, and random trivia, along with special features like the Redonkulous Meter, which measures how beyond ridiculous each product truly was. Hilarious and original, this book is a must-have for anyone who ever snuggled with their Care Bear, staged epic battles between He-Man and Skeletor, played with their Lite-Brite for hours, or all of the above.

Tough Sh t

Tough Sh t
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Author: Kevin Smith
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101554241
Release: 2012-03-20
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

That Kevin Smith? The guy who did “Clerks” a million years ago? Didn’t they bounce his fat ass off a plane once? What could you possibly learn from the director of “Cop Out”? How about this: he changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-three, and since then, he’s done whatever the hell he wants. He makes movies, writes comics, owns a store, and now he’s built a podcasting empire with his friends and family, including a wife who’s way out of his league. So here’s some tough shit: Kevin Smith has cracked the code. Or, he’s just cracked. Tough Sh*t is the dirty business that Kevin has been digesting for 41 years and now, he’s ready to put it in your hands. Smear this shit all over yourself, because this is your blueprint (or brownprint) for success. Kev takes you through some big moments in his life to help you live your days in as Gretzky a fashion as you can: going where the puck is gonna be. Read all about how a zero like Smith managed to make ten movies with no discernible talent, and how when he had everything he thought he’d ever want, he decided to blow up his own career. Along the way, Kev shares stories about folks who inspired him (like George Carlin), folks who befuddled him (like Bruce Willis), and folks who let him jerk off onto their legs (like his beloved wife, Jen). So make this your daily reader. Hell, read it on the toilet if you want. Just make sure you grab the bowl and push, because you’re about to take one Tough Sh*t.

Deepfake

Deepfake
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Author: Sarah Darer Littman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781338178258
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What happens when anyone can make a video of you saying anything?

Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself

Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself
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Author: Mindy Kaling
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780449819883
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mindy Kaling loves to talk (Rainn Wilson has dubbed her The Office flibbertigibbet) and she loves to listen (back when she was babysitting for a living, her charges found in her an enthusiastic sounding-board for listing the pros and cons of marrying each band member of 'N Sync). In this deck of conversation starters, Mindy discusses her views on 50 witty and relatable subjects, along with accompanying questions to get you and your friends talking about things that really matter (best friend rights and responsibilities, how guys have to do almost nothing to be great, and other universal truths).

NOFX

NOFX
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Author: NOFX,Jeff Alulis
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780306824784
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Da Capo Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the worldÕs most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failuresÑfeaturing the trademark NOFX sense of humorÑthe book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and peeÉlots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success. Ê

Big Gay Ice Cream

Big Gay Ice Cream
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Author: Bryan Petroff,Douglas Quint
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780385345613
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Welcome to Big Gay Ice Cream’s debut cookbook, a yearbook of ice cream accomplishments—all the recipes you need to create delicious frozen treats. • New to making ice cream at home? Never fear—freshman year starts off simple with store-bought toppings and shopping lists for the home ice cream parlor. • Sophomore year kicks it up a notch with tasty sauces and crunchy toppings. • Junior year puts your new skills to work with shakes, floats, and sundaes inspired by some of Big Gay Ice Cream’s top-selling treats, including, of course, the Salty Pimp. • In Senior year, get serious with outrageously delicious sorbets and ice cream recipes. Along the way, you can enjoy Bryan and Doug’s stranger-than-fiction stories, cheeky humor, vibrant photography and illustrations, and plenty of culinary and celebrity cameos (including an introduction by Headmaster Anthony Bourdain).

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
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Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780446544689
Release: 2009-03-24
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them. Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes. In 1986, fresh out of college, Gilman and her friend Claire yearned to do something daring and original that did not involve getting a job. Inspired by a place mat at the International House of Pancakes, they decided to embark on an ambitious trip around the globe, starting in the People's Republic of China. At that point, China had been open to independent travelers for roughly ten minutes. Armed only with the collected works of Nietzsche, an astrological love guide, and an arsenal of bravado, the two friends plunged into the dusty streets of Shanghai. Unsurprisingly, they quickly found themselves in over their heads. As they ventured off the map deep into Chinese territory, they were stripped of everything familiar and forced to confront their limitations amid culture shock and government surveillance. What began as a journey full of humor, eroticism, and enlightenment grew increasingly sinister-becoming a real-life international thriller that transformed them forever. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is a flat-out page-turner, an astonishing true story of hubris and redemption told with Gilman's trademark compassion, lyricism, and wit.

Wiggaz With Attitude

Wiggaz With Attitude
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Author: Andrew Emery
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1999760700
Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rapping into a brush, breakdancing on the kitchen floor, carrying the world's quietest boombox: in 80's Britain, long before Eminem, how does an aspiring white rapper keep going in the face of ridicule? Hip-Hop gave the author's generation a new perspective on the world. This is their story, told through one wannabe's rise & fall. Mostly fall.

No Is a Four Letter Word

No Is a Four Letter Word
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Author: Chris Jericho
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780306825064
Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Da Capo Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Three-time New York Times bestselling author and six-time WWE champion Chris Jericho shares 20 of his most valuable lessons for achieving your goals and living the life you want. Chris Jericho has known what he wanted out of life since he was a teenager: to be a pro wrestler and to be in a rock 'n' roll band. Most of his high school friends felt that he lacked the tools necessary to get into either, but Chris believed in himself. With the wise words of Master Yoda echoing through his head ("Do or do not. There is no try."), he made it happen. As a result, Chris has spent a lifetime doing instead of merely trying, managing to achieve his dreams while learning dozens of invaluable lessons along the way. No Is a Four-Letter Word distills more than two decades of showbiz wisdom and advice into twenty easy-to-carry chapters. From developing a strong work ethic thanks to WWE chairman Vince McMahon, remembering to always look like a star from Gene Simmons of KISS, learning to let it go when the America's Funniest Home Videos hosting gig goes to his rival, adopting a sense of perpetual reinvention from the late David Bowie, making sure to sell himself like his NHL-legend father Ted Irvine taught him, or going the extra mile to meet Keith Richards (with an assist from Jimmy Fallon), Chris has learned countless lessons during his decades-long career. Now, in the hopes that those same principles might help and inspire his legions of fans, Chris has decided to share them while recounting the fantastic and hilarious stories that led to the birth of these rules. The result is a fun, entertaining, practical, and inspiring book from the man with many scarves but only one drive: to be the best. After reading No Is a Four-Letter Word, you'll discover that you might have what it takes to succeed as well...you just need to get out there and do it. That's what Jericho would do.

Fantasy Life

Fantasy Life
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Author: Matthew Berry
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781594486258
Release: 2013
Editor: Riverhead Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An inside assessment of the world of fantasy sports by the ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst reveals the life-shaping impact of the multi-billion-dollar national pastime while chronicling his own rise to a leading figure in fantasy sports.

Animals Talking in All Caps

Animals Talking in All Caps
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Author: Justin Valmassoi
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780385347655
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A goat who wants to sell you some meth. A giraffe who might be violating his restraining order. An alpaca with a very dirty secret. A cat who’s really mad at you for cancelling Netflix instant. These are just a few of the hilariously human animals you’ll meet in Animals Talking in All Caps. Inspired by the wildly popular blog of the same name and including some of the site’s best-loved entries as well as gobs of never-before-seen material, these pages provide a brilliantly unhinged glimpse into the animal mind.

Song of a Nation

Song of a Nation
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Author: Robert Harris
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780771050947
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The greatest story never told, this formidable and gorgeously written biography documents the amazing and controversial short life of Calixa Lavallée--the composer of "O Canada"--and the tumult of 19th-century North America. He was a composer, a performer, an entrepreneur, and an educator; played pop and classical music; and appeared in his quasi-colonial society, tragically, just ahead of his time. Calixa Lavallee, the French Canadian composer of "O Canada," has a compelling, almost unbelievable personal story. He left home at 12 and worked as a blackface minstrel, travelling throughout the United States for more than a decade; he fought and was injured in the American Civil War in perhaps the most important battle of that war, at Antietam Creek; performed for President Lincoln several times; produced the first opera in Quebec and wrote two of his own; became a leading figure in American music education, representing American music in London; journeyed to Paris to study for two years; tried and failed to create a Quebec national conservatory. And he wrote our national anthem. But Lavallée also represents all the contradictions and confusions of Canadian identity as our country came together in the last half of the nineteenth century. To understand "O Canada," and to understand the man who wrote it, is to return to the Canada of the mid-nineteenth century, a Canada just forming as a nation, bringing together ancient racial hatreds and novel political possibilities, as culture faced culture, religion faced religion, economy faced economy. Calixa Lavallée is the most famous Canadian you have never heard of, living a life and ultimately composing a song that stands the test of time.

At the Birth of Bowie

At the Birth of Bowie
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Author: Phil Lancaster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781789460704
Release: 2019-01-10
Editor: Kings Road Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It is 1965, and Swinging London is coming into its prime years. The streets are alive with mods and rockers, playboys and good-time girls, all revelling in the blossoming artistic, creative and cultural energies of the decade. Amid the colour and chaos is a boy sporting drainpipe jeans, an immaculately tailored sports coat and a half-inch wide tie. A devoted fan of The Who, he looks the part in his pristine mod gear. As the lead singer of the Lower Third, his talent is shaping itself into something truly special. His name is Davie Jones. In ten years, he will be unrecognisable as fresh-faced boy of 1965, and in just over fifty years, his death will be mourned by millions, his legacy the story of the greatest rock star of all time. And, all through the years of the late sixties, Phil Lancaster was by his side. As the drummer in Bowie's band, the Lower Third, Phil was there as the singer's musical stripes began to show, and was witness to his early recording techniques, his first experimental forays into drug-taking, and the band's discovery of his bisexuality in shocking circumstances. In this riveting - and often very funny - memoir, Phil tells the story of life alongside the insecure yet blazingly talented boy who became Bowie, at a critical crossroad of time and place in music history. What follows is an intimate, personal and important perspective on the genesis of one of the most iconic musicians of the twentieth century - one that gets under the skin of the man himself, before the personas and alter-egos masked the fascinating figure beneath them. At the Birth of Bowie is essential reading for anyone who knows what happened on Bowie's journey, but wants to understand how, and why, it ever began.

Dear Girls Above Me

Dear Girls Above Me
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Author: Charles McDowell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307986344
Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Based on the wildly popular Twitter feed Dear Girls Above Me, a roman à clef about how thinking like a couple of girls turned one single guy into a better man. When Charlie McDowell began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors—two impossibly ditzy female roommates in their mid-twenties—on Twitter, his feed quickly went viral. His followers multiplied and he got the attention of everyone from celebrities to production studios to major media outlets such as Time and Glamour. Now Dear Girls breaks out of the 140-character limit as Charlie imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of the girls to the test. After being unceremoniously dumped by the girl he was certain was “the one,” Charlie realized his neighbors’ conversations were not only amusing, but also offered him access to a completely uncensored woman’s perspective on the world. From the importance of effectively Facebook-stalking potential girlfriends and effortlessly pulling off pastel, to learning when in the early stages of dating is too presumptuous to bring a condom and how to turn food poisoning into a dieting advantage, the girls get Charlie into trouble, but they also get him out of it—without ever having a clue of their impact on him.

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
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Author: Nick Offerman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698138322
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
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Author: Alexandre Dumas
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781613104927
Release: 1926
Editor: Library of Alexandria

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.