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Frank Herbert's classic masterpiecea triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed byDenisVilleneuve, starring Timothee Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgrd, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the ';spice' melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul's family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
The nations #1 real estate broker and star of Bravos Million Dollar Listing New York shares his secrets for superstar success and getting what you want out of lifeno matter who you are or what you do.Ten years ago, Fredrik Eklund moved to New York City from his native Sweden with nothing but a pair of worn-out sneakers and a dream: to make it big in the city that never sleeps. Since then, hes become the top seller in the most competitive real estate market on the planet, brokering multimillion-dollar deals for celebrities, selling out properties all over the city, and charming audiences around the world as one of the stars of the hit Bravo series Million Dollar Listing New York.Now, for the first time, Fredrik shares his secrets so that anyone can find success doing what they love. According to Fredrik, even if you dont consider yourself a salesperson, youve been in sales your whole life because every day you are selling your most important asset: yourself. Whenever you influence, persuade or convince someone to give you something in exchange for what youve gotwhether its a luxury home, a great idea at work, or your profile on Match.comyou are selling. And if you know how to sell the right way, you can live your dream. That is what The Sell is all about.Blending personal stories, hilarious anecdotes, and the expertise hes gained from his meteoric rise, Fredrik has written the modern guide on becoming successful, a book that tells you how to recognize and cultivate your true talents and make the ultimate sell. From the importance of being your most authentic self to looking like a million bucks even if you dont have a million bucks (yet!), he shows how intangible factors like personality and charm can get you noticed and make you shine. He also shares his tips and tricks for preparing, persuading, and negotiating so that in any of lifes dealings, youll come out a winner. Whether you work on Wall Street or at Wal-Mart, aim to become the top seller at your company or want to impress a first date, The Sell will help you have more personal and professional success, lead a rich and fulfilling life, and have fun along the way.
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK "e;The most provocative page-turner of the year."e; --Entertainment Weekly "e;A great way to kick off 2020."e; --Washington Post"e;I urge you to read Such a Fun Age."e; --NPRA striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "e;family,"e; and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.
A ';superior thriller'(Oakland Press) abouta man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontznominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him intoa relentless storm of mankind's darkest creation...
One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams withNew York Timesscience writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it.Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seekfrom happiness to good health to financial securitywe won't reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.
Most startups don't fail because they can't build a product. Most startups fail because they can't get traction.Startup advice tends to be a lot of platitudes repackaged with new buzzwords, but Traction is something else entirely. As Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares learned from their own experiences, building a successful company is hard. For every startup that grows to the point where it can go public or be profitably acquired, hundreds of others sputter and die. Smart entrepreneurs know that the key to success isn't the originality of your offering, the brilliance of your team, or how much money you raise. It's how consistently you can grow and acquire new customers (or, for a free service, users). That's called traction, and it makes everything else easierfund-raising, hiring, press, partnerships, acquisitions. Talk is cheap, but traction is hard evidence that you're on the right path.Traction will teach you the nineteen channels you can use to build a customer base, and how to pick the right ones for your business. It draws on inter-views with more than forty successful founders, including Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Alexis Ohanian (reddit), Paul English (Kayak), and Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot). You'll learn, for example, how to: Find and use offline ads and other channels your competitors probably aren't usingGet targeted media coverage that will help you reach more customersBoost the effectiveness of your email marketing campaigns by automating staggered sets of prompts and updatesImprove your search engine rankings and advertising through online tools and researchWeinberg and Mares know that there's no one-size-fits-all solution; every startup faces unique challenges and will benefit from a blend of these nineteen traction channels. They offer a three-step framework (called Bullseye) to figure out which ones will work best for your business. But no matter how you apply them, the lessons and examples in Traction will help you create and sustain the growth your business desperately needs.
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look atFriends, published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show's premiere. Howyoudoin'? In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favorite coffee shop and began bantering about sex, relationships, jobs, and just about everything else. A quarter of a century later, new fans are still finding their way into the lives of Rachel, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica, and Phoebe, and thanks to the show's immensely talented creators, its intimate understanding of its youthful audience, and its reign during network television's last moment of dominance,Friendshas become the most influential and beloved show of its era.Friends has never gone on a break, and this is the story of how it all happened. Noted pop culture historian Saul Austerlitz utilizes exclusive interviews with creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, executive producer Kevin Bright, director James Burrows, and many other producers, writers, and cast members to tell the story ofFriends' creation, its remarkable decade-long run, and its astonishing Netflix-fueled afterlife. Readers will go behind the scenes to hear from the people who were present as the show was developed and cast, written and filmed. There will be talk of trivia contests, prom videos, trips to London, Super Bowls, lesbian weddings, wildly popular hairstyles, superstar cameos, mad dashes to the airport, and million-dollar contracts. They'll also discover surprising detailsthat Monica and Joey were the show's original romantic couple, how Danielle Steel probably saved Jennifer Aniston's career, and whyFriendsis still so popular that if it was a new show, its over-the-air broadcast reruns would be the ninth-highest-rated program on TV. The show that defined the 1990s has a legacy that has endured beyond wildest expectations. And in this hilarious, informative, and entertaining book, readers will now understand why.
Start With Whyhasledmillions of readers torethink everything they do in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations. NowFind Your Whypicks up where Start With Why left off. Itshows you how toapply Simon Sinek's powerfulinsightsso that you can find more inspiration at work -- and in turn inspire those around you. Ibelievefulfillment is aright and not aprivilege. We are all entitled to wake up in the morning inspired to go to work,feel safe when we're there and return home fulfilled at the end of the day.Achieving that fulfillment starts with understanding exactlyWHYwe do what we do. As Start With Why has spread around the world, countlessreaders have asked me thesamequestion: Howcan I applyStart With Whytomycareer, team,companyor nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I createdthishands-on, step-by-step guidetohelp you findyour WHY. With detailedexercises, illustrations, andaction steps forevery stageof the process,Find Your Whycan help you address many important concerns, including: * What if my WHY soundsjustlike my competitor's?* CanIhave more than one WHY?* If my work doesn't match my WHY, whatshouldI do?* What if my team can't agree on our WHY? Whether you've just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book willhelpguideyou on a path to long-term successand fulfillment, forboth you and your colleagues. Thank you for joiningus as we work together tobuild a world in which more peoplestart with WHY. Inspire on!--Simon
The classic science fiction novel that captures and expands on the vision of Stanley Kubrick's immortal filmandchanged the way we look at the stars and ourselves.From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system,2001: A Space Odysseyis a journey unlike any other.This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universeand the universe's reaction to humanityis a hallmark achievement in storytelling that follows thecrew of the spacecraftDiscovery as they embark on a mission to Saturn. Their vessel is controlled by HAL 9000, an artificially intelligent supercomputer capable of the highest level of cognitive functioning that rivalsand perhaps threatensthe human mind. Grappling with space exploration, the perils of technology, and the limits of human power,2001: A Space Odysseycontinues to be an enduring classic of cinematic scope.
A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward?Time moves forward, not backwardeveryone knows you can't unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today's hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itselfa period modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed. Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child's play. Carroll's scenario is not only elegant, it's laid out in the same easy-to- understand language that has made his group blog, Cosmic Variance, the most popular physics blog on the Net. From Eternity to Here uses ideas at the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explore how properties of spacetime before the Big Bang can explain the flow of time we experience in our everyday lives. Carroll suggests that we live in a baby universe, part of a large family of universes in which many of our siblings experience an arrow of time running in the opposite direction. It's an ambitious, fascinating picture of the universe on an ultra-large scale, one that will captivate fans of popular physics blockbusters like Elegant Universe and A Brief History of Time.Watch a Video
A daring literary masterpiece and winner of the National Book Award. In this magnificent work of fiction, acclaimed author William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye on the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century to render a mesmerizing perspective on human experience during wartime. Through interwoven narratives that paint a composite portrait of these two battling leviathans and the monstrous age they defined, Europe Centralcaptures a chorus of voices both real and fictional a young German who joins the SS to fight its crimes, two generals who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults upon his work and life.