We Should Hang Out Sometime

Embarrassingly, a true story
Author: Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316251011
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 336
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When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places. Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?" (Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)

We Should Hang Out Sometime

Embarrassingly, a true story
Author: Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316251006
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 336
View: 1846

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When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places. Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?" (Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)

We Should Hang Out Sometime

Embarrassingly, a true story
Author: Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316251011
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 336
View: 2195

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When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places. Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?" (Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)

We Should Hang Out Sometime--Free Preview Edition (The First 4 Chapters)

Embarrassingly, a true story
Author: Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316382450
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 336
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When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love-or at least a girlfriend-in all the wrong places. Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?" (Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)

Just Don't Fall

A Hilariously True Story of Childhood, Cancer, Amputation, Romantic Yearning, Truth, and Olympic Greatness
Author: Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101189886
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 4713

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Read Josh Sundquist's posts on the Penguin Blog. One moment Josh Sundquist was your typical energetic and inquisitive nine year- old boy. The next, his entire life changed when he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a particularly virulent cancer strain that would eventually claim Josh's left leg. Told in a wide-eyed, winning, heartbreaking voice, Just Don't Fall is the story of the boy Josh was and of the young man he became. His story begins in a small, close-knit Southern town, where his father-an aspiring pastor questioning his faith, and his mother-- homeschooling an ever- growing brood of children-struggle to make ends meet. Josh journeys through a dizzying array of hospitals and eventually lands at a pivotal place: the nearby mountain, where he makes his first attempt to ski. It is on the slopes, and later, on the race course, that Josh's world bursts wide open in a way no one could have ever anticipated. The inspiration to ski, however, and to become a champion, is not all that Josh has to contend with- there is adolescence to navigate, the transition from homeschool to public high school, and girls. There is an increasingly turbulent and difficult home life, with another cancer scare, a wayward brother, and dwindling finances to pay for training. Finally, there is the wild, bumpy road to the Paralympics in Turin, with a misanthropic coach, training in the Rockies, and a timeless friendship with a charismatic, imposing Brooklyn homeboy named Ralph. Through it all, Josh is forced to question his abilities, his sanity, his will, his faith in himself, and his faith in God. Because of, not despite, these myriad obstacles in his path, Josh is able to achieve a genuine grace: the grace to risk failure and to succeed. It is the grace of a young boy becoming a man and of a champion realizing his greatest dream. Josh Sundquist shows us with charm, humility and remarkable strength that even if we fall, this inner grace can lift us up and carry us over the many mountains we all must face.

Love and First Sight


Author: Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316305332
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 288
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In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction. On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right? As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty--in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed? Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we relate to each other and the world around us.

Wild Lily


Author: K. M. Peyton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338095021
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 7145

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It's the 1920s -- cars and planes are new. Lily Gabriel is scruffy and confident and takes no nonsense from anyone. Antony is rich, spoiled, and arrogant, and Lily is completely and utterly -- no nonsense! -- in love with him. So join Lily as she falls... Falls in love... Falls out of the sky... Falls through time... And effortlessly, inescapably, falls into her future. Life is never what you expect or what you predict. But if you're lucky, you hold onto exactly what you need -- a young and wild heart. iWild Lily/i is a striking, timeless coming-of-age story that reminds us that the untamed life is always worth living.

Smile for the Camera

A Memoir
Author: Kelle James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442406254
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
View: 7641

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Kelle James ran away from an abusive home at the age of fifteen to the best place she could think of. New York City. She was going to be a model, rich, famous, and she was going to find people who treated her right. She had no idea what was in store for her and within three days she was homeless and broke. What follows is her exceptional story of trying to make it on her own with nothing to her name and no one to trust. She endures a string of people, mostly men, who take advantage of her youth and beauty, many disappointments and rejections, and the most famous murder trial of the 1970s. This is the story of a girl losing herself before finding her way in the city that never sleeps.

When I Was a Soldier


Author: Valerie Zenatti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599900599
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 9249

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The story of one girl's experience in the Israeli national army where strict routines, grueling marches, poor food, and lack of sleep are the norm, but service has its rewards as well.

Forty Voices

Stories of Hope from Our Generation
Author: Josh Sundquist,Brad Huddleston,Brian Hamilton
Publisher: Hats Office Books
ISBN: 9781587362637
Category: Self-Help
Page: 156
View: 9974

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Young adults and teenagers from around the world share personal experiences that shaped their relationship with God. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, Forty Voices takes you on a spiritual journey that will forever change the way you think about Christianity!

Do You Know Who You Are?


Author: Megan Kaye
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465435166
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
View: 6467

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Packed with questionnaires, thoughtful activities, fascinating information, and psychological wisdom, DK's Do You Know Who You Are? is an enjoyable and insightful journey of self-discovery. Learn all about your skills, dreams, desires, fears, likes and dislikes, personality, and more with this new quiz book for young adults who want to discover more about themselves. Questions such as "What do my dreams mean?" "Am I saver or a spender?" and "What's my style decade?" are expertly answered in a format that offers endless fun for teenage girls with an interest in self-analysis and psychology.

Don't Get Caught


Author: Kurt Dinan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492630152
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
View: 4330

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10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust... Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students-who also received invites-are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security "catches" them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It's time for Rule #7: Always get payback. Let the prank war begin. Oceans 11 meets The Breakfast Club in this entertaining, fast-paced debut filled with pranks and cons that will keep readers on their toes, never sure who's pulling the strings or what's coming next.

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet


Author: Natasha Farrant
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 9780545940313
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Page: 336
View: 1167

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At last-Pride and Prejudice, as told through the eyes of the scandalous, youngest Bennet sister, Lydia. Lydia Bennet is the youngest of five girls. Spoiled, uneducated, selfish, stubborn, and boisterous, she wishes her older sisters would take more notice of her. She dreams of adventure, romance, and passion, so when the chance to run away with handsome Mr. Wickham presents itself, she takes it, much to her family's disgrace. This is her story.

Get the Guy

Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve
Author: Matthew Hussey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062241761
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
View: 1174

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Most dating books tell you what NOT to do. Here's a book dedicated to telling you what you CAN do. In his book, Get the Guy, Matthew Hussey—relationship expert, matchmaker, and star of the reality show Ready for Love—reveals the secrets of the male mind and the fundamentals of dating and mating for a proven, revolutionary approach to help women to find lasting love. Matthew Hussey has coached thousands of high-powered CEOs, showing them how to develop confidence and build relationships that translate into professional success. Many of Matthew’s male clients pressed him for advice on how to apply his winning strategies not to just get the job, but how to get the girl. As his reputation grew, Hussey was approached by more and more women, eager to hear what he had learned about the male perspective on love and romance. From landing a first date to establishing emotional intimacy, playful flirtation to red-hot bedroom tips, Matthew’s insightfulness, irreverence, and warmth makes Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve a one-of-a-kind relationship guide and the handbook for every woman who wants to get the guy she’s been waiting for.

Ryan Higa's How to Write Good


Author: Ryan Higa
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316476471
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 208
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An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube. With pictures! And illustrations! And, y'know, words. I know you're used to seeing me on the Internet, but here I am, coming at you in book form. You might be asking yourself, A Book? You? Why? Great question! Why did I write a book? Listen, I'm as surprised about it as you are. But I have a story to tell that I believe will help inspire people who are going through tough times to not only persevere through those tough times but to excel in them. And I couldn't be the only YouTuber without a book, could I? So, welcome to Ryan Higa's How to Write Good, by me, Ryan Higa. This is the story of how I went from being a relatively happy kid to being depressed and angry and filled with dark thoughts. This is the story of how I thought I had only one way out of this cruel world. This is the story of how I found a better way. But wait, there's more! You're not only getting my story but you'll also learn how to write good--I mean well--from a college dropout who struggled in basic-level English classes and still became a legit, published Best Sailing Author. (That wasn't a typo. I plan to buy a boat one day...but probably not anytime soon. This book might not cell good.)

Egghead

Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone
Author: Bo Burnham
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 145551912X
Category: Humor
Page: 224
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A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians... EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

Unbound

Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
Author: Arlene Stein
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101972505
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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An intimate portrait of a new generation of transmasculine individuals as they undergo gender transitions Award-winning sociologist Arlene Stein takes us into the lives of four strangers who find themselves together in a sun-drenched surgeon’s office, having traveled to Florida from across the United States in order to masculinize their chests. Ben, Lucas, Parker, and Nadia wish to feel more comfortable in their bodies; three of them are also taking testosterone so that others recognize them as male. Following them over the course of a year, Stein shows how members of this young transgender generation, along with other gender dissidents, are refashioning their identities and challenging others’ conceptions of who they are. During a time of conservative resurgence, they do so despite great personal costs. Transgender men comprise a large, growing proportion of the trans population, yet they remain largely invisible. In this powerful, timely, and eye-opening account, Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts. Unbound documents the varied ways younger trans men see themselves and how they are changing our understanding of what it means to be male and female in America.

The Pregnancy Project

A Memoir
Author: Gaby Rodriguez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442446226
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 218
View: 6013

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The teenager famed for faking a pregnancy as part of a social experiment describes the family and cultural history of teen pregnancy that shaped her life, her observations about how she was treated when she pretended to be pregnant and her feelings about the consequences of low expectations.

Laughing at My Nightmare


Author: Shane Burcaw
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 162672007X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
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"With acerbic wit & a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's YA memoir describes the challenges he faces as a 20-year-old with muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to trying to finding a girlfriend and everything in between"--

I, Justine

An Analog Memoir
Author: Justine Ezarik
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147679152X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 2936

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A one-woman media phenomenon and a leading YouTube influencer takes readers behind the camera, and deep inside her world. Justine Ezarik has been tech-obsessed since unboxing her family’s first Apple computer. By sixth grade she had built her first website. A decade later, she became one of the Internet’s first—and most popular—“lifecasters,” inviting people around the world to watch her every move, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. But it was a one-minute video about an itemized AT&T bill that gave Justine her first taste of viral success: Within ten days of release, her “300-page iPhone bill” had garnered more than 3 million views and international media attention. These days, iJustine is a one-woman new media phenomenon: The popular techie, gamer, vlogger, and digital influencer has an army of nearly 3.5 million subscribers across multiple YouTube channels, with total views approaching half a billion. Now, Justine is giving friends and fans a look behind the scenes, sharing never-before-told stories about the hilarious (and sometimes heartbreaking) reality of sharing your life online. With her trademark wit and delightfully weird sense of humor, Justine delivers an inspirational message in support of creativity, entrepreneurship, and the power of staying true to yourself, while reminding readers that the Internet is a very small world—you just never know who you’re going to meet.