The Playbook

Suit Up. Score Chicks. Be Awesome
Author: Barney Stinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147110463X
Category: Humor
Page: 208
View: 591

Continue Reading →

It. Is. On. From the pen of the prolific (and bestselling) author Barney Stinson comes the indispensable guide for every Bro looking to score with The Ladies. Featuring the famous plays including: -The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn -Mrs. Stinsfire -The Ted Mosby -The Time Traveller -The 'SNASA' -The Scuba Diver -The 'He's Not Coming' … and other greatest hits from Barney Stinson's secretPlaybookof legendary moves. So suit up and get ready to be schooled in awsomeness.

The Playbook


Author: Barney Stinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439199051
Category: Humor
Page: 176
View: 4519

Continue Reading →

Bestselling author of The Bro Code, Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother fame, presents The Playbook—like Neil Strauss’s The Game for Bros, The Playbook offers advice on the many creative and resourceful ways Barney’s developed to wine, dine, and score with “The Ladies.” Since the dawn of history man has searched for the answer to the most fundamental of questions: “Why am I here…not banging chicks?” The search is over. Now, with the help of The Playbook, you’ll be able to approach any beautiful woman, discover her innermost passion, and use that to trick her into sleeping with you. You’ll master more than seventy-five seduction techniques, developed by pickup guru and all-around good guy Barney Stinson, guaranteed to turn you into a bona fide ladies’ man. Featuring the famous plays including: · The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn · Mrs. Stinsfire · The Ted Mosby · The Time Traveler · The “SNASA” · The Scuba Diver · The “He’s Not Coming” …and other greatest hits from Barney Stinson’s secret Playbook of legendary moves. So suit up and get ready to be schooled in awesomeness.

Bro on the Go


Author: Barney Stinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471104648
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 7339

Continue Reading →

THE BRO CODE provides men with all the rules they need to know in order to become a "bro" and behave properly among other bros. THE BRO CODE has never been published before. Few know of its existence, and the code, until now, has been verbally communicated between those in the 'bro'. Containing approximately 150 "unspoken" rules, this code of conduct ranges from the simple (bros before hos) to the complex (the hot-to-crazy ratio, complete with bar graphs and charts). With helpful sidebros THE BRO CODE will help any ordinary guy become the best bro he can be. Let ultimate bro and co-author Barney Stinson and his book, THE BRO CODE share their wisdom, lest you be caught making eye contact in a devil's three-way (two dudes, duh.) Sample Articles from THE BRO CODE: Article 1: Regardless of veracity, a Bro never admits familiarity with a Broadway show or musical. Article 53: A Bro will, whenever possible, provide his Bro with prophylactic protection.Article 57: A Bro may not speculate on the expected Bro / chick ratio of a party or venue without first disclosing the present-time observed ratio.

How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy


Author: Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698452
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 1680

Continue Reading →

Like philosophy itself, How I Met Your Mother has everyone thinking. How does a successful show that's been on the air for years suddenly become a hit in its fifth and sixth season? Have you ever wondered why you identify so strongly with Barney despite the fact that he’s such a douche? Or why your life story doesn’t make sense until you know the ending—or at least, the middle? Or where the Bro Code came from and why it’s so powerful? Or why you’d sooner miss the hottest date in your life than have to live in New Jersey? Of course you have, or if you haven’t, you’ll clearly remember from now on that you have. How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy answers all these questions and a whole lot more, including one or two that even you may not have thought of. Twenty of the awesome-est philosophers ever congregated in one bar have come together to quaff a few drinks—and to analyze this most awesomely philosophical of sit-coms. They poke, prod, and sniff at such momentous matters as the metaphysics of possimpible worlds, the misdeeds of Goliath National Bank, the ontology of waiting to get slapped, the epistemology of sexual attraction, why the Platinum Rule is to never love thy neighbor, the authenticity of censoring yourself, the ethics of doing bad things with partly good intentions, why future Ted’s opinions matter to present-day Ted, whether it’s irrational to wait for the Slutty Pumpkin, and why Canadians have that strange Canadian slant on things. This book shows that viewers of How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy know that philosophy is much more than a song and dance routine.

The Bro Code


Author: Barney Stinson
Publisher: Barney Stinson
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humor
Page: 192
View: 9080

Continue Reading →

About the Author Barney Stinson is an awesome dude who lives in New York City and appears weekly on the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother. Matt Kuhn is one of the coolest staff writers for How I Met Your Mother and helps write Barney’s Blog on the show’s website. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Everyone's life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail The Bro Code. Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography


Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0385347006
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 6910

Continue Reading →

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born to New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht. Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune, and true love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll find misery, heartbreak, and a hideous death by piranhas. All this, plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor, and even a closing song. Yes, if you buy one book this year, congratulations on being above the American average, and make that book Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!

Brocabulary

The New Man-i-festo of Dude Talk
Author: Daniel Maurer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061981877
Category: Humor
Page: 240
View: 7710

Continue Reading →

Bro-cab-u-lary (n.): A revolutionary new lexicon for bonding with your bros Put down your BlackBerry, you PDA-hole, and step into the testosterzone with Brocabulary. Wax fandiloquent about your favorite team or have a fargone-versation at the bar. Brocabulary leaves the vagibberish to the chicks and shows you how to: Define your stripping point (the precise number of Jäger shots it takes to make a woman want to get naked with you). Conceal a bangover after a night of excessive sex. Elect yourself the next Abraham Drinkin' and make an Inebriation Proclamation ("Four whores and seven beers ago . . ."). Stop brocrastinating! It's time to become everyone's guydol by leaving your mark on dudescussions for generations to come.

Grace's Guide

The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up
Author: Grace Helbig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476788022
Category: Humor
Page: 240
View: 1416

Continue Reading →

#1 New York Times Bestseller By the host of The Grace Helbig Show on E! and the it’sGrace YouTube channel, comedian Grace Helbig offers an irreverent and illustrated guide to life for anyone faced with the challenge of growing up. Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from how to live online to landing a job to surviving a breakup to decorating a first apartment, and much more. Charmingly illustrated, Grace’s Guide features full-color photos, interactive worksheets, and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures, including her disastrous interview for NBC’s Page Program, her lifelong struggles with anxiety, the first (and also last) time she entered a beauty pageant, meeting her first boyfriend at a high school Latin convention, and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way. Amusing and unexpectedly educational, this refreshing and colorful guide proves that becoming an adult doesn’t necessarily mean you have to grow up.

Girls Are Weirdos But They Smell Pretty!


Author: Todd Harris Goldman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761148517
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 80
View: 3401

Continue Reading →

The funny, crude, un-PC, and very savvy author of "Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them!" explains why boys think the opposite sex is weird. Narrated by a boy who's sort of a moron, the book questions all the things that are completely alien to boys, but with a surprisingly sweet insight and good spirit.

The Magic Misfits


Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316355585
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
View: 3077

Continue Reading →

A New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Bestselling Book! From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)

Men Are Better Than Women


Author: Dick Masterson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416959199
Category: Humor
Page: 288
View: 2331

Continue Reading →

Through a process of exhaustive man research he calls "keeping his eyes open," Dick Masterson has compiled a Magnum-size list of the ways men are better than women. It is an infallible compendium of man's greatness, filled with the most egregiously fallacious arguments ever put to words, but with some kind of miraculous, rock-solid man logic dripping like motor oil from every sentence. It is a manifesto more memorable than bullshit like High Fidelity or which Axe baby powder Maxim thinks you should slap on your nuts before clubbing, more chock-full of devastating man quotes than Oscar Wilde with two wangs. Most important, it is the only one of its kind. In Men Are Better Than Women, Dick Masterson dispenses logic from his man mouth into the eyes of his male readers like some kind of mighty mother man eagle with nutrient-rich word vomit. It's a book that makes you feel like driving a train into a dynamite factory and then tearing a telephone book apart with your bare hands, just because that's the way men have always done it. Masterson's chapters are simple and self-contained, demand no commitments from readers, and have an immediate payoff. Men Are Better Than Women is a dangerous work of satire -- not dangerous in a revolutionary sense, but dangerous in that it walks the razor-thin line between cruelty and absurdity. That line is called hilarious.

Your Momma Thinks Square Roots Are Vegetables

A FoxTrot Collection
Author: Bill Amend
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740732997
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 3548

Continue Reading →

In another collection from the popular comic strip, the precocious Jason continues his torture of his parents and teen siblings with the help of his computer and pet iguana, Quincy. Original.

The Game

Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062130110
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
View: 3769

Continue Reading →

Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author and journalist, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the last decade—guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever. On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange—and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man's transformation from frog to prince to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of this generation.

A treasury of organ music for manuals only

46 works
Author: Rollin Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486435822
Category: Music
Page: 149
View: 4195

Continue Reading →

Features works for organists who prefer to play without pedals, including J. S. Bach's Partite diverse sopra, O Gott, du frommer Gott!; Pachelbel's Canon in D; plus works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Handel, Liszt, and others.

Undateable

311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating Or Having Sex
Author: Ellen Rakieten,Anne Coyle
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 034552067X
Category: Humor
Page: 181
View: 632

Continue Reading →

A lighthearted guide for women shares advice on where to draw the line in the face of male social gaffes, making fun of such unfashionable behaviors as wearing speedos to the beach, using comb-overs and ordering feminine cocktails. Original.

Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped

400 All-New Facts About the Man Who Knows Neither Fear Nor Mercy
Author: Ian Spector
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429402
Category: Humor
Page: 176
View: 6931

Continue Reading →

The Legend of Chuck Norris Lives On After the deadly duo of The Truth About Chuck Norris and Chuck Norris vs. Mr. T roundhouse-kicked bestseller lists, Ian Spector returns to complete the thrillogy that has become just as unstoppable, herculean, and legendary as Chuck Norris himself. Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped reveals 400 all-new facts about the roughest, toughest, and buffest man to ever stalk the face of the Earth. This third testament about the master of macho manliness uncovers such unknown facts as: *Jesus follows Chuck Norris on Twitter. *The reason we haven't found Osama Bin Laden is because Chuck Norris found him first. *When Chuck Norris tells time, time obeys. *A solar eclipse is the sun's attempt to hide from Chuck Norris. *Someone once put Chuck Norris on hold. That's where the term choke-hold comes from. *A man once broke every bone in his body to avoid Chuck Norris doing it for him. Brimming with brawn and full of fortitude, Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped contains everything you ever wanted to know about Chuck Norris but were too terrified to ask.

The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It.

From WWE's The New Day
Author: Ettore Ewen,Austin Watson,Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah,Greg Adkins,Ryan Murphy
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125014700X
Category: Humor
Page: 176
View: 1835

Continue Reading →

WWE's Reigning RAW champion tag team, The New Day, presents the ultimate guide into their storyline world. Narrated by The New Day, their new book, The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It (It's Twerked For Us!) is the only resource fans need to embrace the power of positivity and live the New Day way of life. Broken into several brief, "in-world" chapters, this tongue-in-cheek handbook will have even the most booty of individuals clapping, gyrating and radiating positivity like the New Day themselves.Fans will learn:� How to Project Positivity;� Top 10 signs you might be "booty" - see definition of the New Day's trademark insult- "booty" inside;� How to dance like Big E and/or How to twerk Like a Man;� Learn to play the trombone in 3 easy steps;� What your choice of headwear says about you.By the time you finish this book, you'll be an expert at picking out positive attire, loving unicorns, and knowing how to battle nefarious WWE tag teams with a smile on your face. Protip: Eat your Booty O's every morning for added strength!

Why We Suck

A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid
Author: Denis Leary
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440640735
Category: Humor
Page: 256
View: 7677

Continue Reading →

The New York Times bestseller One of America’s most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public for far too long. Sparing no one, Leary zeroes in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it—his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics—with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for CancerLock ’n Load. Proudly Irish-American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are both penetrating social commentary with no holds barred and laugh-out-loud funny. As always, Leary’s impassioned comic perspective in Why We Suck is right on target. Leary is the star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated television show Rescue Me.

A Child Inside

Understanding, Healing and Freedom Following Childhood Abuse and Trauma
Author: Sharon Shaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912262731
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2426

Continue Reading →

Sharon Shaw is a respected psychotherapist specialising in cases of childhood sexual, emotional and mental abuse. Few of Shaw's clients would know that her brilliance as a therapist comes from profound personal experience. Her early life has inspired and informed her therapeutic techniques, now shared in this remarkable book, A Child Inside: understanding, healing and freedom following childhood abuse and trauma. Now an adult woman with the language and training to explain and analyse her experiences of abuse, Shaw revisits herself as that damaged child, with the support of her personal counsellor, her mother and other important safe connections. She reveals a frightened child, lost in a world that was not safe for her, trapped in a body and with a developing brain that wasn't yet mature enough to understand and articulate the horrors she was experiencing, thinking and feeling, all of which conflicted with what she had been taught by family and society at large: she knew they were meant to protect her but why had they failed to do so? A Child Inside explores the complex issues of trust and responsibility between adults and children, charting the progression from acute distress through cognitive and intuitive understanding and ultimately towards forgiveness.

The Wasp Factory

A Novel
Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476750246
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 9162

Continue Reading →

The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath. Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.