Learn about the most hilarious (and regrettable) pet choices that led to less-than-happy endings with Death by Pet.
Killed by a cassowary, run through by a red deer, and hacked down by a once-huggable hippo named Humphrey: as much as we love animals, some things are better left in the wild. Learn about the most hilarious (and regrettable) pet choices that led to less-than-happy endings with Death by Pet. Playful illustrations turn these regrettable pets into hilarious anecdotes perfect for fans of dark humor. Humorous language and hilarious asides keep each profile lighthearted enough for even the biggest pet lovers. From wolves to wildebeests, camels to cats, find out why everyone is better off with a pet rock.
Pat the Husband
Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format?
Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny is a children’s classic, with millions of copies sold. It’s inspired numerous spin-offs for both kids and adults—but none as wickedly amusing as this clever interactive book!
Every wife, girlfriend, and woman who hopes to be one will treasure it, and have endless fun playing with the lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, pull tabs, and other highly designed elements. It slyly questions who wears the pants in the family, and lets women humor their men by removing the Velcro pants from the female figure and putting it on the male. Or, eager to have hubby say yes to your request? Then just use the tab to make his head nod! Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format? Pat the Husband takes amusing aim at the oddities of guys everywhere, making it the perfect gift from girlfriend to girlfriend, as well as for bridal showers and anniversaries. Every wife will recognize the humor in the quirky characteristics played out about “husbands everywhere”—and find a reason every day to sneak a peek and pat!
World's Greatest Dad Jokes
Laugh with dads, not at them, with over 160 hilarious knee-slappers and puns dads love to tell!
A potato walks into a bar. All eyes were on him: this is just one example of the 200 hilariously hokey knee-slappers and puns in Dad Jokes. Tired of the same humdrum ill-fitting pants jokes, or jabs about turkeys being flightless birds? This perfect Father’s Day gift will keep the dads in your life on the pulse of family-friendly corny humor that is all new and exclusive to this book. With Dad Jokes on hand, everyone will be laughing with dads, not at them!
Farmers Dinner Cookbook: A Story in Every Bite
A celebration of seasonality and the farmers and artisans whose products have inspired 150 original recipes.
The Farmers Dinner Cookbook: A Story in Every Bite is a celebration of seasonality and the farmers who work tirelessly to bring the best food to market. Since 2012 the Farmers Dinner has sold out 61 consecutive pop up dinners without once repeating a menu item. The 150 original recipes created for this cookbook reflect that same commitment to locally-sourced, seasonal originality and innovation. While chefs Keith Sarasin and Chris Viaud rely on New England for their ingredients, this book will inform readers everywhere how get the most out of each season through techniques like preserving, fermenting, and canning. Along with the recipes, The Farmers Dinner Cookbook tells the stories of the farmers and artisans whose products are used to compose these dishes, highlighting the importance of knowing where your food comes from.
Explore the wonderful world of vegetables with Vegetables: The Ultimate Cookbook.
A celebration of vegetables by chef and farmer Laura Sorkin. Learn about where specific vegetables originated, which countries produce the largest amount of radishes, how to select the best avocado, ways to use jicama, and more. With this book on hand, it’s easy to delight all tastes by making vegetables the star of any dish. Inside you’ll find:
- 300+ easy-to-follow recipes, including options for snacks, salads, soups, stews, side dishes, and entrees - A heavily illustrated A-Z of over 50 vegetables comprised of the author’s expertise as both a chef and farmer - Mouthwatering photography, archival imagery, and colorful original illustrations - Recipes for essential ingredients, including stocks, pastas and noodles, dumpling wrappers, and condiments - Thoughtful analysis of various farming methods
Laura Sorkin was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut. She has a BA from McGill University, a Culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University. She ran an organic vegetable farm for over 15 years and has been co-owner of Runamok Maple since 2009. Laura has written for Edible Green Mountains, Kids VT, Seven Days, Modern Farmer, Local Banquet, Northern Woodlands, and Better Homes and Gardens. She lives in northwestern Vermont with her husband and two children.
The John Muir Signature Notebook
Put pen to paper alongside celebrated naturalist John Muir’s inspirational quotes and musings in this beautifully designed notebook, and let your own creativity flow!
John Muir was an avid journaler on his many adventures into the wilderness, often filling pages with drawings of nature scenes and details of his remarkable journeys. Now the budding naturalist can jot alongside Muir’s inspirational quotes and observations, receiving encouragement from the “Father of the National Parks” as you record your latest hikes and findings.
The John Muir Notebook is part of the Signature Notebook series, all of which are filled with inspirational quotes for dreamers, thinkers, and writers of all ages, alongside striking, rarely-seen images throughout. This beautiful, pocket-sized notebook features a moleskin-like binding, cream paper stock, and an elegant ribbon page marker, so you can always pick up where you left off…and Muir’s removable portrait wraps around the foil-stamped front cover, which is debossed with his signature. The Signature Notebook series features some of the most prominent figures in our society, from William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, to JFK and Michelle Obama—and John Muir adds another inspirational personality to the mix.
The Ultimate Pasta and Noodle Cookbook
Wow guests and savor the fruits of your labor with The Ultimate Pasta and Noodle Cookbook!
You will be a master chef of homemade pasta and noodles in no time with this easy-to-follow cookbook. With recipes for Itaian food, Asian cuisine, and pasta and noodle dishes from all around the world, you will be preparing exquisite meals for your family and guests to enjoy. This guide to cooking the perfect pasta and noodle features:
- Over 300 pasta and noodle recipes from around the world, with over 350 different pastas - Recipes for pasta, soups, stir-fries, sauces, desserts, and baked dishes - Easy-to-follow instructions for making your own handmade pasta and noodles, even for people with dietary restrictions - A guide to the best kitchen equipment making it easier to prepare amazing dishes - A history of pasta and noodles - A glossary of cooking terms
As an expert chef or as someone just staring out, The Ultimate Pasta and Noodle Cookbook is a great guide for every level chef! This cookbook will be a gorgeous keystone addition to any cookbook library!
"A lavishly photographed cookbook for pasta and noodle connoisseurs of all levels of skill." —Frank Brasile, Shelf Awareness for Readers "Try to avoid the temptation of circling certain recipes before you give the book as a gift to someone else." —Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL "This is a great Pandora's box of everything pasta, filled with so many inviting recipes that anyone who opens it will find it impossible not to head into the kitchen, roll up the sleeves and start from scratch." —Don Oldenburg, Ambassador magazine
Origins of a Story
“If you’ve wondered how your favorite masterpieces got their starts, the itch can now be scratched.”—Foreword Review’s Matt Sutherland “Grogan’s research is meticulous and empirical…a lively peek into literary genius.”—Kirkus
For readers and writers alike, Origins of a Story is the inspiring collection of 202 amazing true stories behind the inspiration for the world’s greatest literature!
Did you know Lennie from Of Mice and Men was based on a real person? Or how about that Charlotte’s Web was based on an actual spider and her egg that E. B. White would carry from Maine to New York on business trips? Origins of a Story profiles 202 famous literary masterpieces and explores how each story got its start. Spanning works from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, this book is the first of its kind. Get glimpses of the reality behind these fictional stories, and learn about the individual creative process for each writer. Origins of a Story will not only leave you with a different perspective into your favorite works of fiction, but it will also have you inspired to take your everyday life and craft it into a literary masterpiece!
The Cuban Cigar Handbook
The most definitive guide to Cuban cigars: The Cuban Cigar Handbook profilesthehistory of cigars in Cuba and features an extensive guide to over 200 varieties.
For more than two centuries, Cuban cigars have been heralded as the best cigars in the world. More than just a cigar, they're an art form, with tobacco growers and hand-rollers considered artists. Today, there are more than 200 varieties to discover, and this essential guide highlights each one. Featuring insights from industry experts like Gary Korb and Denis K. Toulouse, The Cuban Cigar Handbook presents an in-depth look at a wide range of fascinating topics, including:
- a complete history of Cuban cigars - how to spot fakes - stories of celebrated cigar aficionados from Ernest Hemingway to Rudyard Kipling - the best Cuban rum to pair with a cigar - vivid descriptions of Cuba and its environs - dynamic profiles of growers, hand-rollers, and producers - and so much more!
The Cuban Cigar Handbook tells the history of cigars in Cuba and includes an extensive guide to over 200 varieties. Tasting notes for all varieties of cigars explain what makes each type different from the others, and how to spot fakes. And should you get thirsty, this book also includes a guide for how best to pair Cuban cigars with Cuban rums. Light up a cigar, sit back, and read fascinating stories about notable cigar aficionados to learn what attracted the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Rudyard Kipling to Cuban cigars. The Cuban Cigar Handbook is the ideal gift for the cigar smoker in your life.
This is the ultimate handbook for any burgeoning cigar enthusiast or seasoned connoisseur.
The Good Father Guide
This fun, retro follow-up to the bestselling Good series shows today’s fathers how to be a pal while enforcing the family’s rules. Nostalgic advice presented in period kitsch!
Go back to the past when dads were dads, kids knew their place, and life was exactly as it should be! This fun, retro follow up to the bestselling “Good” series (The Good Mother Guide, The Good Wife Guide, and The Good Husband Guide) shows today’s fathers how to be a pal while enforcing the family’s rules. The nostalgic advice, all presented in period kitsch includes making sure to kiss the kids good night, even if they’re asleep when you get home; setting a good example and eating your vegetables even if you, too, don’t like creamed corn; and more!
The Martini Field Guide
The heavily illustrated Martini Field Guide tells you everything you need to know about Martini culture.
The Martini Field Guide is as potent as the gin used to make the iconic drink. Both cocktail connoisseurs and Happy Hour newbies will lose themselves in this heavily illustrated book, featuring vintage ads and imagery from some of the world’s top distillers, as they read about the Martini’s muddled origins and how an American concoction became popular worldwide. Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, dry or dirty, The Martini Field Guide provides plenty of ways to think about, make, and drink this popular cocktail, making for the perfect addition to any cocktail lover’s collection.
Origins of a Journey
Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures.
Inside each of us lives an explorer who yearns to visit the great unknown. Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. These are the tales behind the history’s bravest pioneers, bringing you from the ocean’s black depths to the top of Mount Everest. Harriet Tubman ferries fugitive slaves along the Underground Railroad—not once, not twice, but 19 times. Teddy Roosevelt risks life, limb, and sanity as he charts the Amazon’s River of Doubt. Buoyed by the voice of God, Joan of Arc travels to Vaucouleurs to petition Charles for a chance to fight for France. Charles Darwin notices several different finch species while touring the Galápagos Islands, fundamentally changing how we understand life. Spanning from 500 BC to today, Origins of a Journey teaches us that there is always value in an adventure, no matter how small—or doomed—it may be.
One Pot Big Pot Family Meals
Ditch the tower of dirty dishes—serve up a fast, flavorful meal for the whole family with just one pot!
Streamline your nightly cooking process with this home cook’s dream-come-true cookbook! Not many people want to come home at the end of a long day and have to concoct a complicated recipe…or deal with the multi-pot cleanup. The recipes found in One Pot Big Pot Family Meals require little effort, simple ingredients, and—best of all—only one cooking vessel. These delicious recipes can be tailored for your cooking tool of choice—whether a pan, pot, slow cooker, Dutch oven, or even a sheet pan— you have options!
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook
Jot down observations next to quotes from famous outdoors enthusiasts in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook.
Step into nature with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook. Jot down observations next to quotes from famous outdoors enthusiasts as you appreciate the scenery of Chimney Top and Rainbow Falls. Write alongside images of local flora and fauna or add some sketches of your own in this pocket-sized notebook. Featuring a beautiful embossed cover, this notebook is perfect for on the trail and off.
The Yellowstone National Park Signature Notebook
Bring the timelessness of Yellowstone with you wherever you go with the Yellowstone National Park Signature Notebook.
Sporting an embossed cover featuring Old Faithful in all its glory, you can enjoy the inspiration of the great outdoors wherever you go. With facts, figures, and images of Yellowstone’s unique natural landmarks, this notebook is perfect for brainstorming on the trail or inspiring on the go. Write alongside quotes from great outdoors enthusiasts while you enjoy all that nature has to offer.
The Ultimate Excuses Handbook
Shirk your responsibilities like a pro with these spur-of-the-moment alibis that will help get you out of any uncomfortable situation.
From bed head to bad dates and everything in between, this handbook has the perfect excuse to get you off the hook. Updated to include excuses for men, women, kids, and robots (okay may not robots), this handbook has everything you need to dodge responsibility time and time again. Shirk your responsibilities like a pro with these spur-of-the-moment alibis that will help get you out of any uncomfortable situation. With time honored excuses like “the traffic was terrible” and more unique options like “Jesus drank wine,” you’re sure to have a definitive way to say: “It wasn’t MY fault.”
The Crossword Puzzler's Handbook, Revised Edition
With 1,500 words and their definitions to help you name that obscure actress from the 30s or a three-letter word for “vase,” solving crossword puzzles has never looked so easy.
Crossword Puzzler’s Handbook, Revised Edition has all the answers to help you become an expert crossword puzzler. With 1,500 words and their definitions to help you name that obscure actress from the 30s or a three-letter word for “vase,” solving crossword puzzles has never looked so easy. This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for the crossword puzzle lovers in your life.
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