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Naughty Neighbor

Trouble in His Eyes and in His Wicked Grin…
He was a handsome hell-raiser, a reckless crusader in low-slung jeans – and he was driving Louisa Brannigan crazy! Pete Streeter made terrible coffee, snatched her newspaper, and listened through her walls, but it wasn’t until she got fired from her government job that she was persuaded to join his undercover investigation – and became hopelessly entangled with the sexiest man she’d ever met!
Love on the Lam
Sneaking around in the shadows was more fun than Louisa ever imagined… especially when the getaway car was a Porsche. Pete never figured on finding a partner in crime who tasted like dessert, but louisa was all he wanted in a woman – and more. Once he’d taught Louisa to enjoy living on the edge, would she finally feel safe in his love?
** Above copy taken from the original printing of Naughty Neighbor, 1992 **
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Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats

2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer’s Association (CWA)
When it comes to your dog’s or your cat’s health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?
Inside you’ll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.
Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:
·An A-Z guide to common health conditions
·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements
·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns
·Proven complementary therapies for your pet
·And much, much more!
Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You’ll both be glad you did.
Inside, natural treatments for:
·Allergies
·Obesity
·Cancer
·Kidney Disease
·Arthritis
·Heart Disease
·Feline Leukemia
·Dental Disease
·Ear Infections
·And many more common conditions
”Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike.” —L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals
”A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment.” —Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet
”This bible is a ‘new testament’ that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets.” —Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and a fighter for women’s rights. She was born a slave in New York. Her powerful story is told here in her own words. Sojourner was a slave, her husband ran away and was beaten, and later she was able to reclaimed her son from a southern owner. Through her struggles her spirituality kept her strong. At age 46 she was a powerful orator, abolitionist, and a member of the Northampton Utopian Community. Her compelling story illustrates the ability of a powerful woman to hold on to her convictions even in the roughest circumstances.
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Narcissus in Chains

In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.

**Recensie(s)**

Laurell K. Hamilton’s sexiest book, and that’s saying something… The relationships between the characters take center stage. –St Louis Post-Dispatch The definitive book in the series…Laurel K. Hamilton has written the best book of her career because she gives the audience the answers they have been waiting for. This action-supernatural thriller is a keeper and with the passage of time will be considered a classic. –BookBrowser In [this novel] tough, sarcastic Anita Blake…torn between her inner vamp and wolf makes a final mating choice that no fan will expect…Better pounce! –Kirkus Reviews Interesting…compelling. –Locus Amorous. –Publishers Weekly [Hamilton’s] sexy, edgy, wickedly ironic style sweeps the reader into her unique world and delivers red-hot entertainment. –Jayne Ann Krentz Hamilton just get better and better… Narcissus in Chains hits the ground running and never stops. –St Louis Post-Dispatch Steamy… engaging reading for vampire cultists. –Booklist
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Napalm & Silly Putty

A hilarious new collection of razor-sharp observations from the *New York Times* bestselling author of *Brain Droppings*.
Few comics make the transition from stage to page as smoothly or successfully as George Carlin. *Brain Droppings* spent a total of 40 weeks on the *New York Times* bestseller list, and this new one is certain to tickle even more ribs (and rattle a few more cages) with its characteristically ironic take on life’s annoying universal truths.
In *Napalm & Silly Putty*, Carlin doesn’t steer clear of the tough issues, preferring instead to look life boldly in the eye to pose the questions few dare to ask:
* How can it be a spy satellite if they announce on TV that it’s a spy satellite?
* Why do they bother saying “raw sewage”? Do some people cook that stuff?
* In the expression “topsy-turvy,” what exactly is meant by “turvy”?
And he makes some startling observations, including:
* Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.
* Guys don’t seem to be called “Lefty” anymore.
* Most people don’t know what they’re doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.
Carlin also waxes wickedly philosophical on all sorts of subjects, including:
* KIDS–They’re not all cute. In fact, if you look at them closely, some of them are rather unpleasant looking. And a lot of them don’t smell too good either.
* DEATH ROW–If you’re condemned to die they have to give you one last meal of your own request. What is that all about? A group of people plan to kill you, so they want you to eat something you like?
Add to the mix “The Ten Most Embarrassing Songs of All Time,” “The 20th Century Hostility Scoreboard,” and “People I Can Do Without,” and you have an irresistibly insouciant assortment of musings, questions, assertions, and assumptions guaranteed to please the millions of fans waiting for the next Carlin collection–and the millions more waiting to discover this comic genius.
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The Nanny

Phil and Julie are a young, urban couple with a young infant who clearly need help. Into their lives comes Luci, a nanny with glowing references. But when Phil checks these references, no one will talk, and he soon finds himself pitted against Luci–and the most ancient and evil of forces within her.

The Name of the Wind

‘I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
My name is Kvothe.
You may have heard of me’
So begins the tale of Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter – from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.
The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.
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The Naked Sun

Isaac Asimov’s ROBOT series – from the iconic collection I, ROBOT to four classic novels – contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. On the planet of Solaria, Spacers live in almost complete isolation, tended by robot servants and disgusted by the thought of human contact. And yet, one of their number has been beaten to death. Incapable of solving the crime, the authorities of the Outer Worlds seek help from Earth – from renowned detective Elijah Baley. Partnered once again with the robot Daneel Olivaw, Baley travels to this strange new world and uncovers a plot that could change the relationship between humans and robots for ever.
**Recensie(s)**

One of the classic presentations of the womb-city, metropolis as mother, which has haunted imaginations ever since… The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun are the best books Isaac Asimov ever wrote’ The Guardian Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age…It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov’ Carl Sagan Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction’ Daily Telegraph Asimov’s career was one of the most formidable in science fiction’ The Times
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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

**“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—*San Francisco Chronicle***
Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in *Naked Statistics*, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.
For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.
And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show *Let’s Make a Deal*—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned *Naked Economics* into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.
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Two phrases you don’t often see together: ‘statistics primer’ and ‘rollicking good time.’ Until Charlie Wheelan got to it, that is. This book explains the way statistical ideas can help you understand much of everyday life. –Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at the University of Chicago and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Charles Wheelan, a professor at Dartmouth College (and a former Chicago correspondent for The Economist), does something unique here: he makes statistics interesting and fun. His book strips the subject of its complexity to expose the sexy stuff underneath. –The Economist
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**“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—*San Francisco Chronicle***
Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in *Naked Statistics*, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.
For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.
And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show *Let’s Make a Deal*—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned *Naked Economics* into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

The Naked Pint

Read Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune’s posts on the Penguin Blog.Move over, Merlot. Craft beer has finally found a place at the fine dining table.Renowned beer sommeliers Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi offer a down-to-earth guide to craft and artisanal brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful. Beaune and Perozzi cover everything from beer basics to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, home brewing, and tips for perfecting one’s palate. This edgy, no-nonsense guide exposes hidden truths, debunks every misconception, and reveals the power that comes with knowing an ale from a lager.

Naked Pictures of Famous People

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Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
In these nineteen whip-smart essays, Jon Stewart takes on politics, religion, and celebrity with a seethingly irreverent wit, a brilliantsense of timming, and a palate for the obsurd — and these one-of-a-kind forays into his hilarious world will expose you to all its wickedly naked truths.
He’s the MTV generation’s master of modern humor, a star of film, TV, and the comedy stage. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, utterly original collection of comic essays in *Naked Pictures of Famous People.* And as of January 11, 1999, you can enjoy the intelligence and self-deprecating charm he brings to contemporary comedy on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
In his first book, he translates that unique talent to the page, with humorous forays into a vast array of subjects: fashion, urban life, fast cars, cocktail culture, modern Jewishness, politics, and dating.
A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and brilliant timing that makes his up-to-the-minute collection a must-have for humor lovers in search of a Woody Allen for the 90s.He’s the MTV generation’s master of modern humor, a star of film, TV, and the comedy stage. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, utterly original collection of comic essays in *Naked Pictures of Famous People.* And as of January 11, 1999, you can enjoy the intelligence and self-deprecating charm he brings to contemporary comedy on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
In his first book, he translates that unique talent to the page, with humorous forays into a vast array of subjects: fashion, urban life, fast cars, cocktail culture, modern Jewishness, politics, and dating.
A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and brilliant timing that makes his up-to-the-minute collection a must-have for humor lovers in search of a Woody Allen for the 90s.

The Naked God

The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the “possessed” to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal doesn’t quite match her own. The campaign to liberate Mortonridge from the possessed degenerates into a horrendous land battle, the kind which hasn’t been seen by humankind for six hundred years; then some of the protagonists escape in a very unexpected direction. Joshua Calvert and Syrinx fly their starships on a mission to find the Sleeping God — which an alien race believes holds the key to overthrowing the possessed.

Naked Empire

SUMMARY: Beginning with Wizard’s First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price of the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy. Beginning with Wizard’s First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price of the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.

Naked

A riotous collection of memoirs that explores the absurd hilarity of modern life.

A riotous collection of memoirs which explores the absurd hilarity of modern life and creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behaviour in ‘A Plague of Tics’ to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the company of lunatics. At this soulful and moving moment, he brushes cigarette ashes from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means.
This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity leaving himself both under suspicion and over dressed.

**Recensie(s)**

Genuinely funny, at time hilarious . . . Makes for a smashing use of audio as a unique entertainment medium . . . Highly likable and spirited throughout * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Sidesplitting * New York TIMES BOOK REVIEW * A satirical brazenness that holds up next to Twain and Nathaneal West * New YORKER * I just love Sedaris’s stories. They’re honest, funny and uncompromising, and they read as if they’re effortless to write, which is a mark of how brilliantly crafted they are — Rebecca Front
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