“You remember Eat, Pray, Love and Under the Tuscan Sun ? Yeah, this really isn’t like those. It’s better” ( San Francisco Chronicle ). Most people want out of North Korea. Wendy Simmons wanted in. In My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth , Wendy shares a glimpse of North Korea as it’s never been seen before. Even though it’s the scariest place on Earth, somehow Wendy forgot to check her sense of humor at the border. But Wendy’s initial amusement and bewilderment soon turned to frustration and growing paranoia. Before long, she learned the essential conundrum of “tourism” in North Korea: Travel is truly a love affair. But, just like love, it’s a two-way street. And North Korea deprives you of all this. They want you to fall in love with the singular vision of the country they’re willing to show you and nothing more. Through poignant, laugh-out-loud essays and ninety-two never-before-published color photographs of North Korea, Wendy chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way, she bares all while undergoing an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself. “Much of the humor and poignancy comes from the absurdity of a fun-loving free spirit taking a vacation that’s more rigidly scripted and controlled than a presidential motorcade . . . Simmons’ photos—including an eerie image of a classroom full of schoolgirls playing accordions—further illustrate the bizarre nature of a country that, whether for good or bad, has been carefully controlled for generations.” — San Francisco Chronicle “An irresistible read . . . A rare and fascinating look at the tourist’s North Korea in a work that is humorous, appalling, and very sad. A highly recommended and revealing glimpse into a secretive land.” — Library Journal
Afrika, Asien, Südamerika, Antarktis - überall war André Schumacher unterwegs. Heimatlos. Rauschhaft. 20 Jahre lang. Plötzlich wird er Vater, und alles ist anders. Oder doch nicht? Mit einem Lastenfahrrad bricht die junge Familie an der Ostseeküste auf. Ihr Weg führt sie die Elbe und Moldau hinauf in den Böhmerwald, durch Salzkammergut, Hohe Tauern und die Dolomiten, entlang der Oberitalienischen Seen, durch Piemont und Provence, über die Cevennen und die Pyrenäen bis ins Baskenland - es werden vier Monate voller kleiner und großer Abenteuer, Herausforderungen und Katastrophen. Was die drei dabei erleben? Alles. Hitzewellen und Schneestürme, Spinner und Visionäre, unbeschreibliche Strapazen und Momente größten Glücks. André Schumacher schreibt ein wunderbares Bild-Reisetagebuch zu seiner Show ´´Wildes Europa´´, die im Januar 2019 mit einer Deutschlandtournee startet (www.poletopole.de). Das Buch mehr als ein Reisebericht: Es ist Ratgeber für Langzeitreisende und Europahungrige, Inspirationsquelle für Familien und Häuslebauer. Vor allem aber ist es eine Liebeserklärung an unseren Planeten und seine kunterbunten Bewohner!
´Tis the season for a pair of Christmas novels that add a dash of murder to the Yuletide spirit. ´´Perry´s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.´´-The Wall Street Journal A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING ´´Could have been devised by Agatha Christie . . . [Anne Perry is] a modern master.´´-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Charlotte Pitt´s mother, Caroline, is spending the holiday with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, in Whitby, the fishing village where Dracula first touches English soil in Bram Stoker´s sensational novel. Joshua has arranged to produce a stage adaptation of Dracula, written by the daughter of millionaire Charles Netheridge, but tempers flare after a disastrous first read-through of the script. As wind and snow swirl around Netheridge´s lonely hilltop mansion, a black-cloaked stranger emerges from the storm. At the same time, a brooding evil makes itself felt, and instead of theatrical triumph, there is murder-shocking and terrifying. A CHRISTMAS GARLAND ´´In Anne Perry´s gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly.´´-Greensboro News & Record The year is 1857, soon after the violent Siege of Cawnpore, and India is in the midst of rebellion. In the British garrison, a guard is killed, a prisoner escapes, and a luckless medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when the crimes were committed. Though chosen to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged to try very hard. His superiors merely want a show trial. But inspired by a simple Christmas garland, and his own stubborn faith in justice, Narraway is determined to figure out the truth, despite the appalling odds. In an alien world haunted by massacre, he is the accused man´s only hope.
Wer kennt sie nicht, die sauren Gurken im Berliner Reichstag oder die berühmte Berliner Mauer, die Deutschland für Südfrüchte geteilt hat. Vincent Pfäfflin stellt in seinem Reiseführer der anderen Art nicht nur die knackigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten unseres Landes vor, man erfährt außerdem alles über den Dreißigjährigen Gemüsekrieg und die Völkerwanderung der Spreewaldgurke. Gleichzeitig macht er auf aktuelle politische Missstände aufmerksam, wie zum Beispiel den latenten Rassismus bei ´´Gemüse aus regionalem Anbau´´. Für besonders Aktive unter den Gemüsereisenden werden Kürbiskanufahrten auf dem Main empfohlen, Ingwerklettern in der Sächsischen Schweiz oder ein Besuch der Show Holiday on Reis.
The Emmy and Peabody award-winning animated holiday classic is adapted for the first time since the 1960s. This volume celebrates this award-winning and history-making show with warmhearted memories, fascinating trivia, and colorful animation art that will delight fans of all ages.
From lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad-#1 New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty-comes her dazzling and essential guide to entertaining, filled with an inspiring array of lifestyle tips and personal stories and lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs throughout. Now that Lauren Conrad has gotten everyone all dressed up and looking their most beautiful, she gives them somewhere to go in this must-have guide to entertaining. Showcasing the same approachable attitude and insight that have made her books smash bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Celebrate shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party. Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding. Just as her trusted advice has inspired women to look and feel their best, now Lauren Conrad brings out the fabulous party-giver in all of us in this elegant, must-have guide.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One day, sad cubicle dweller and otherwise bored New York transplant Hannah Hart decided, as a joke, to make a fake cooking show for her friend back in California. She turned on the camera, pulled out some bread and cheese, and then, as one does, started drinking. (Doesn´t everyone cook with a spoon in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other?) The video went viral and an online sensation was born. My Drunk Kitchen includes recipes, stories, full color photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures in tipsy cooking. It is also a showcase for Hannah Hart´s great comedic voice. Hannah offers key drink recommendations, cooking tips (like, remember to turn the oven off when you go to bed) and shares never-before-seen recipes such as: The Hartwich (Knowledge is ingenuity! Learn from the past!) Can Bake (Inventing things is hard! You don´t have to start from scratch!) Latke Shotkas (Plan ahead to avoid a night of dread!) Tiny Sandwiches (Size doesn´t matter! Aim to satisfy.) Saltine Nachos (It´s not about resources! It´s about being resourceful.) This is a book for anyone who believes they have what it takes to make a soufflé for the holiday party and show up the person who apparently has nothing better to do than bake things from scratch. It also recommends the drink you´ll need to accompany any endeavor of this magnitude. In the end, My Drunk Kitchen may not be your go-to guide for your next dinner party . . . but it will make you laugh and drink . . . I mean think . . . about life.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? A very tremendous holiday gift, as seen on The Daily Show: an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and ´´scholarly´´ commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction by Trevor Noah In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve. In the single weekend it was open to the public, the Library pop-up drew 7,500 visitors and had to turn away countless others. But the Presidential Twitter Library experience should not be limited to the elite coastal few. Not fair! All citizens, even the Mexican ones, should have the chance to see Donald Trump´s tweets in their rightful context-organized and commented on in the fearless, hilarious, insightful voice of The Daily Show. This one-of-a-kind exhibition catalog presents the Library´s complete contents, including: ? The Masterpieces: In-depth critical appreciations of history´s most important Trump tweets, from ´´Very Stable Genius´´ to ´´Covfefe´´ to ´´Trump Tower Taco Bowl/I Love Hispanics!´´ ? The Greatest Battles: @realDonaldTrump´s brutal Twitter campaigns against fellow Republicans, Diet Coke, women generally, and Kristen Stewart specifically ? Sad! A Retrospective: a compendium of the many people, events, and twists of fate that apparently made Donald Trump feel this human emotion ? Trumpstradamus: DJT´s amazing 140-character predictions-none of which came true! ? The Hall of Nicknames: the greatest of Trump´s monikers, from ´´Lyin´ Ted´´ to ´´Low I.Q. Crazy Mika,´´ accompanied by original caricature artwork ? Trump vs. Trump: You´re going to want to sit for this one. Donald Trump has sometimes been known to contradict himself. ? Always the Best: the greatest boasts of the greatest boaster of all time, ever! Comprising hundreds of Trump tweets, and featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, and even a place for readers to add their own future Trump tweet highlights-because he is making new Twitter history literally every day-The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is a unique portrait of an artist whose masterworks will be studied by historians, grammarians, and mental health professionals for years to come.
Allow two experts on the district of Verden to show you around the region, to recall the past and to make new discoveries. Here you will find the handsomest cattle at a show of the best; as well as the most expensive and noblest horses at the elite auction in Verden. There are the splendid Weser Renaissance buildings such as the ancestral estate in Thedinghausen, the romantic idyllic village of smallholders and artists in Fischerhude, Verden´s venerable cathedral with a 1000-year-old history, the restored castle in Etelsen, the confectioners´ house in Achim... About 134 000 people live in this administrative district and they look after their treasures. Their visitors are guaranteed a varied holiday in this incomparably romantic setting.