"Toward what goal do I aspire, ever, but collision? Always accident, concussion, bodies butting together . . . By collision I also mean metaphor and metonymy: operations of slide and slip and transfuse." In his new nonfiction collection, poet, artist, critic, novelist, and performer Wayne Koestenbaum enacts twenty-six ecstatic collisions between his mind and the world. A subway passenger's leather bracelet prompts musings on the German word for "stranger"; Montaigne leads to the memory of a fourth-grade friend's stinky feet. Wayne dreams about a handjob from John Ashbery, swims next to Nicole Kidman, reclaims Robert Rauschenberg's squeegee, and apotheosizes Marguerite Duras as a destroyer of sentences. He directly proposes assignments to readers: "Buy a one-dollar cactus, and start anthropomorphizing it. Call it Sabrina." "Describe an ungenerous or unkind act you have committed." "Find in every orgasm an encyclopedic richness . . . Reimagine doing the laundry as having an orgasm, and reinterpret orgasm as not a tiny experience, temporally limited, occurring in a single human body, but as an experience that somehow touches on all of human history." Figure It Out is both a guidebook for, and the embodiment of, the practices of pleasure, attentiveness, art, and play.
Number Puzzles and Other Brain Bogglers from Puzzlemania
Author: Highlights for Children, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This collection of What's Wrong?, Hidden Pictures, matching and other puzzles is compiled from Highlights' new Puzzlemania series. Full-color illustrations of kid and animals with a contemporary twist by such talented children's illustrators as Kevin Rechin, Tim Haggerty, and Genevieve Kote. Consumable.
A one-night stand with a guy in an open relationship introduces a whole new world to lonely college student Luke. When the pressures that left him isolated threaten to destroy his newfound happiness, can brilliant but damaged Nick and compassionate, insecure Evan keep him safe? Luke's parents, clouded by grief, isolated him and his siblings. Fortunately he's gotten away and has found intellectual fulfillment and a promising future in college. When he gets lonely, he can find an outlet for his physical needs in hookup apps. One of those hookups -- with gorgeous, kind graduate student Evan -- opens Luke's eyes to a world he hadn't been sure existed. Evan is in an open relationship with law professor, political strategist, and professional pundit Nick. They love each other, but each is drawn to Luke for his own reasons. Luke agrees to try something new, aglow with the possibility of finding both success and happiness. Not everyone is thrilled with Luke's choices. Some people from Luke's past don't like the thought of him being in a polyamorous relationship. They don't trust either of Luke's boyfriends, who come from very different backgrounds than Luke. And no one, not even they, know how far they'll go to get Luke back on track. Can Luke, Evan, and Nick find their happily ever after together?
Advice for modern dilemmas from the greatest Western philosophers. How can Kant comfort you when you get ditched via text message? How can Aristotle cure your hangover? How can Heidegger make you feel better when your dog dies? When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher explains how pearls of wisdom from the greatest Western philosophers can help us face and make light of some of the daily challenges of modern life. In twelve clever, accessible chapters, you'll get advice from Epicurus about how to disconnect from constant news alerts and social media updates, Nietzsche's take on getting in shape, John Stuart Mill's tips for handling bad birthday presents, and many other classic insights to help you navigate life today. Hilarious, practical, and edifying, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher brings the best thinkers of the past into the 21st Century to help us all make sense of a chaotic new world.
United States. War Finance Division. Treasury Department
Have you shopped for a new TV or tried to choose a healthcare plan? What about making sense of a medical diagnosis or your taxes? In all areas of life, we are surrounded by understanding problems. We':re given information, but not understanding. Figure It Out looks at various ways you can help people make sense of confusing information. It shows you how to think about information as a resource that makes sense of confusing topics. This is THE guide for working with information.
Bestselling author Christopher Hart helps artists master the fundamentals of drawing natural-looking figures. Eschewing esoteric art poses, he portrays real-life gestures, such as standing, sitting, kneeling, and reclining, with arms folded, ankles crossed, hands on hips, and more, all shown from various angles. Hart also explores deeper concepts such as perspective, depth, shadows, and foreshortening, and provides step-by-step tutorials throughout."
Excerpt from Songs From "Figure It Out" A War Bond Musical Show High School or Civic Orchestra to play the score. (orchestrations are available upon request to the Education Section, War Finance Division, U. S. Treasury Department, Washington 25; D. C.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The colourful world of figurines may often be associated with anime fans, movie buffs, and hobbyists, but there is a growing section of graphic designers who are making their mark as creator-collectors. Figure It Out turns the spotlight on the talented creatives who apply their artistry beyond two-dimensional surfaces onto unique collectibles that blur the line between toy and art. Featuring a wide curation of projects, behind-the-scene snippets, interviews as well as insights into the materials and processes involved, it takes a closer look at a rising trend in design and pop culture where the only limit is one's imagination.
Serena Marshland was the fourth richest woman in the world, and looked every inch the part - a cold, diamond-hard beauty with eyes of steel. When her husband was kidnapped and held on half a million dollars ransom, she hired Vic Malloy, the toughest private-eye in the business, to hand over the money to the kidnappers.
Richard Donner is one of Hollywood's most important filmmakers, the driving force behind iconic hits The Omen, Superman, The Goonies, and the Lethal Weapon series. His films - which have grossed billions of dollars at the box-office - touch generations of moviegoers, yet little is known about the man responsible for their success. In the only authorized biography, author James Christie charts Donner's transformation from wayward New York youth to Hollywood hotshot, revealing a power generator personality every bit as large as his blockbuster movies. Based on extensive interviews with Richard Donner, his friends, family members, and many of those who have worked with and for the filmmaker, You're the Director... You figure it out goes behind the scenes on butting heads with Steve McQueen, sidestepping Marlon Brando's eccentricities, exploring the secrets of these and other big screen collaborations with Gregory Peck, Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Jodie Foster, Sylvester Stallone, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, and many more.
"From bestselling art instruction author Chris Hart, a fresh new approach to teaching the fundamentals of human proportion to artists who are learning how to accurately draw the human head and figure that also serves as a refresher or quick reference for more experienced artists"--