David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.If youve ever laughed your way through David Sedariss cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what youre getting with Calypso. Youd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: its impossible to take a vacation from yourself.With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--its a book that can make you laugh til you snort, the way only family can.
High school physics teacher Lucy Savage is finally getting rid of Bradley--and his hideous green recliner. In fact, her front lawn is littered with her cheating ex-husbands belongings. Because despite standing her up in divorce court, Bradley is out of her life for good. Or so she thinks.When her sister takes her to lunch to celebrate Lucys single status, all their talk of a no-good louse named Bradley catches the attention of a cop--who wants to arrest the very same Bradley for embezzlement. And Officer Zack Warren figures the lovely Lucy can lead him straight to his target.When someone shoots at Lucy and then blows up her car, Zack insists she needs twenty-four-hour protection.
Dc Comics, pre-New 52 was known for experimenting with various concepts and gave a lot of creative freedom which gave them a whole lot of variety and the envy of their competitors. Initially, when the publisher relaunched their superhero line with new 52, fans were up in arms at essentially forgetting decades of excellent stories for a new continuity. Some imprints were closed, long-time editors retired and the new of editorial interference didnt help assuage the fears of readers that DC was becoming too bland.However, those fears were unfounded as DC only moved its more adventurous endeavors to digital comics. One of these efforts was the adaptation of the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Well, the first thing is, this book totally validated my crush on James Garfield by giving me even more reasons why he would’ve been the most awesome President ever if the doctors could have just kept their germ-laden hands out of his wound. Seriously, where was this book when I was a dorky fourth grader with trading cards of the Presidents taped to my walls. And there’s a website, too.