Anthony Jeselnik is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, non sequiturs, biting insults, an arrogant demeanor, and a stage persona that frequently takes amoral stances.

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Men

    This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft in the order in which they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s. It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women’s involvement in the political and social life of the nation and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics and between political institutions and the individual. In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that became weaker under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and the revolutionary massacres.,Janet Todd’s introduction illuminates the progress of Wollstonecraft’s thought, showing that a reading of all three works allows her to emerge as a more substantial political writer than a study of The Rights of Woman alone can reveal.

  • On the Beach

    After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. ,is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.

  • Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

    If you think you’re funny, and you want others to think so too, this is the book for you! Greg Dean examines the fundamentals of being funny and offers advice on a range of topics, including:,Essential for the aspiring comic or the working comedian interested in updating his or her comedy routine, “Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy” is the most comprehensive and useful book ever written on the art of the stand-up comedian.

  • Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg

    From the veteran comedian and actor from , and , comes a hilarious book of travel essays from his time on tour through secondary markets in the US, Canada, and Israel.,Hello. It???s Todd Barry. Yes, the , famous comedian. I have billions of fans all over the world, so I do my fair share of touring. While I love doing shows in the big cities (New York, Philadelphia), I also enjoy a good ,(Ithaca, Bethlehem). Performing in these smaller places can be great because not all entertainers stop there on tour; they don???t expect to see you. They???re appreciative. They say things like ???Thank you for coming to Hattiesburg??? as much as they say ???Nice show.??? And almost every town has their version of a hipster coffee shop, so I can get in my,???,My original plan was to book one secondary market show in all fifty states, in about a year, but that idea was funnier than anything in my act. So, instead of all fifty states in a year, my agent booked multiple shows in , states, plus Israel and Canada,is part tour diary, part travel guide, and part memoir (Yes, ,Just like the thing presidents and former child stars get to write). Follow me on my journey of small clubs, and the occasional big amphitheater. Watch me make a promoter clean the dressing room toilet in Connecticut, see me stare at beached turtles in Maui, and see how I react when Lars from Metallica shows up to see me at a rec center in Northern California.,I???d love to tell you more, but I need to go book a flight to Evansville, Indiana.

  • The 48 Laws of Power

    This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages.

  • The Glass Hotel

    From the award-winning author of ,a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.,Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass and cedar palace on an island in British Columbia. Jonathan Alkaitis works in finance and owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, Vincent’s half-brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, ,moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of northern Vancouver Island, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

  • The Woman Who Wasn???t There

    The astounding story of Tania Head, whose heartrending account of surviving the World Trade Center attacks made her a celebrity???until it all turned out to be an elaborate hoax., It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Head???s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001???from crawling through the carnage and chaos to escaping the seventy-eighth-floor sky lobby of the burning south tower to losing her fianc?? in the collapsed north tower???transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day.,Tania selflessly took on the responsibility of giving a voice and a direction to the burgeoning World Trade Center Survivors??? Network, helping save the ???Survivor Stairway??? and leading tours at Ground Zero, including taking then-governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, and former mayor Giuliani on the inaugural tour of the WTC site. She even used her own assets to fund charitable events to help survivors heal. But there was something very wrong with Tania???s story???a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion.,Told with the unique insider perspective and authority of Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the efforts of the Survivors??? Network, and previously one of Tania???s closest friends, The Woman Who Wasn???t There is the story of one of the most audacious and bewildering quests for acclaim in recent memory???one that poses fascinating questions about the essence of morality and the human need for connection at any cost.