Author: Patrick Dennis
Publisher: Broadway Books
With a wit as sharp as a vodka stinger and a heart as free as her spirit, Auntie Mame burst onto the literary scene in 1955--and today remains one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction. Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway and a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world’s most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a read in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s. Follow the rollicking adventures of this unflappable flapper as seen through the wide eyes of her young, impressionable nephew and discover anew or for the first time why Mame has made the world a more wonderful place. "Outrageous, hilarious, ribald, sophisticated, slapsatiric." The Denver Post
Author: John Schoeffel, Noam Chomsky
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years.
Author: Ed Rosenthal
Publisher: Ed Rosenthal
Marijuana Harvest is the world’s first crop science book devoted solely to harvesting, processing and storing award-winning marijuana—now a multi-billion dollar crop. Whether you are a hobby gardener or commercial farmer, Marijuana Harvest shows you how to maximize the yield and quality of your garden. Full-color throughout, the book’s descriptive photos make it an attractive guide to the steps needed to harvest, dry, trim, cure and store top-quality buds. Internationally recognized as the number one cultivation author, Ed Rosenthal along with renowned journalist David Downs has thoroughly researched every sector of this book visiting personal gardens and commercial farms observing techniques used as well as experimental methods under development. Winners of prestigious cannabis cups are interviewed and share their tips and advise. Content includes time, labor, and energy saving tools and equipment: Trimmers, climate controls, drying methods, storage systems, workflow charts and much more––Everything a grower needs to know to do it right. Cut through the clutter of online forums and anecdotal advice to find out how to grow and harvest top-shelf buds, both indoors and out, for use as dried flowers, extracts and edibles—all in stunning, full-color photos and illustrations. For the casual consumer there are tips on how to choose the best-grown and best-tasting buds available. The results are an accessible and informative look at harvest methods for all marijuana users and growers. Today more Americans than ever before have the ability to grow and cultivate marijuana for medical and personal use. Twenty-three states and Washington D.C. have laws permitting medical cannabis and four states and Washington D.C. have legalized adult-use recreational sales. Momentum is building going into the 2016 presidential elections, with Arcview Market Research predicting an additional 11 states voting in favor of legalization.
Author: Stefano Benni
Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated
One late-winter morning as he is "hop-hiking" downhill toward his character-building destination, a vomit-yellow cube surrounded by a garden of barbarously unkempt weeds known as the Bisacconi elementary school, Stefano Benni's young hero encounters a peculiar man - as big as a mountain and as filthy as a garbage dump, with a vast beard the color of a dung-heap, dressed from head to foot in layers and rags, and in the company of a swarm of buzzing flies. A god, perhaps? A pagan divinity? Who can tell! After a brief tete-a-tete, this earthy apparition endows the young boy with a rare gift: an internal "duoclock" that allows him to see into the future and at the same time exist in the present with an uncommon fullness. Meet Timeskipper. Timeskipper sees and foresees the epochal events of his era, from postwar reconstruction to the birth of television - from the golden age of rock'n'roll to the revolutionary sixties and the turbulent seventies. These events are tenderly offset by his own private experiences: his first love, his first job, leaving home, hilariously wild adventures with oddball acquaintances. A moving and inventive satiric tale in which imagination defies corruption and conformity, in which the innocence of yesteryear comes face-to-face with the moral aridity of today's money-obsessed society, Timeskipper is one of Stefano Benni's most touching and enduring creations. Colored by Benni's trademark linguistic inventiveness and irresistible humor, this is a coming-of-age story with a difference.
Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins, Beau Kilmer, Mark A.R. Kleiman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Should we legalize marijuana? If we legalize, what in particular should be legal? Just possessing marijuana and growing your own? Selling and advertising? If selling becomes legal, who gets to sell? Corporations? Co-ops? The government? What regulations should apply? How high should taxes be? Different forms of legalization could bring very different results. This second edition of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know? discusses what is happening with marijuana policy, describing both the risks and the benefits of using marijuana, without taking sides in the legalization debate. The book details the potential gains and losses from legalization, explores the "middle ground" options between prohibition and commercialized production, and considers the likely impacts of legal marijuana on occasional users, daily users, patients, parents, and employers - and even on drug traffickers.
The first English-language translation of the second volume in Hilda Hilst's dynamic and unnerving erotic-pornographic trilogy
Behind the Mask
Author: Tiger Vidmar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Big Book of Buds
Author: Ed Rosenthal
Publisher: Ed Rosenthal
This full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world’s great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana’s special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.
Marijuana Grow Basics
Author: Jorge Cervantes
Publisher: Van Patten Pub
This practical, informative guide is packed with more than 700 full-color illustrations, photographs, and descriptive text that deal with more than 150 affordable marijuana growing setups.
Vero Come la Finzione
Author: Stefano Caracciolo, Riccardo Luche, Paolo Iazzetta, Ignazio Senatore
Indoor Marijuana Horticulture is the most authoritative, complete, up-to-date book on indoor marijuana cultivation available today. The New Totally Revised Edition contains over 250 photographs and drawings to illustrate the well researched text. Step-by-step guide to: Grow Rooms, Lamps & Electricity, Container Gardening, Water & Fertilizer, Hydroponics, Air, Co2, Bugs & Fungi, Cloning, Harvesting, Breeding, and Garden Calendar. This book gives simple, yet complete, written and pictorial descriptions of basic gardening techniques used to grow the largest quantity of dynamite marijuana indoors, under High Intensity Discharge Lamps, in the shortest time possible. All information contained in this book has been tested and proven successful. This book has everything an indoor grower could want to know about organic and hydroponic gardening, building a grow room, seed selection, cloning, grow lights, growing techniques, problem solving, harvesting and more. Garden calendar and weekly checklist and three case studies are the frosting on the bud!
Taxi (English edition)
Author: Khaled Al Khamissi
Publisher: A&C Black
A best-selling modern masterpiece in the author's home country of Egypt, Taxi consists of fifty-eight fictional monologues with Cairo taxi drivers that have been recreated from the author's own experience, taking the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions as bumpy and noisy as the city's potholed and chaotic streets. Described as an urban sociology, an ethnography, a classic of oral history - and a work of poetry in motion - it tells Herculean tales of the struggle for survival and dignity among Greater Cairo's 80,000 cab drivers.