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The Blues Brothers : an epic friendship, the rise of improv, and the making of an American film classic

The Blues Brothers : an epic friendship, the rise of improv, and the making of an American film classic

De Visé, Daniel, author
2024

The story behind any classic is rich. The saga behind The Blues Brothers, as Daniel de Visé reveals, is epic. Encompassing the colourful childhoods of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, the comedic revolution sparked by Harvard's Lampoon and Chicago's Second City, the birth and anecdote-rich, drug-filled early years of Saturday Night Live, where the Blues Brothers were born as an act amidst turmoil and rivalry. Includes the indelible behind-the-scenes narrative of how the film was made, scene by memorable scene.

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Burn your sh*t : the life-changing magic of rituals

Burn your sh*t : the life-changing magic of rituals

Dyan, Lori, author
2024

Rituals are routines infused with loving intention. The empowerment and unburdening they provide is immense and undeniable. This book guides readers to discover what is possible (and the work that needs to be done) with rituals to help them step into their potential and make their own magic. You can easily customize rituals to meet you where you're at in any given moment - from fuelling your body to finding your soulmate. With the right rituals, you can face challenges with clarity, connect to your inner wisdom and become the designer of your dreams.

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The essence of invention : medicine and the joy of creativity

The essence of invention : medicine and the joy of creativity

Murphy, Kieran, (Professor of neurointerventional radiology), author
2024

Renowned neuroradiologist Dr. Kieran Murphy tells the story of medical invention, from the development of anesthesia and safe surgery, through to the advent of vaccines against smallpox, polio, and COVID-19, that have changed the very foundation of patient care. Dr. Murphy captures the mind of the inventor - their turmoil, their persistence, their rejection by their peers - and how a small percentage are eventually recognized. Dr. Murphy celebrates the creative energy of courageous men and women who changed the world through medical science.

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The forbidden daughter : the true story of a Holocaust survivor

The forbidden daughter : the true story of a Holocaust survivor

Klein Jakob, Zipora, author
2024

In the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania, Nazi law forbade Jewish women from giving birth. Yet despite the fear of death, Dr. Jonah Friedman and his wife Tzila, choose to bring a daughter into the world, a little girl they name Elida - meaning non-birth in Hebrew. The Friedmans smuggle the baby out of the ghetto when Elida was only three months old. Despite her circumstances, Elida grows up, changing families, countries, continents, and even names, countless times. In her lifelong pursuit to find love and belonging, she works to rebuild her identity and triumph over her terrible circumstances.

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Home tanning and leather making guide : the classic manual for working with and preserving your own buckskin, hides, skins, and furs

Home tanning and leather making guide : the classic manual for working with and preserving your own buckskin, hides, skins, and furs

Farnham, Albert B., 1870- author.
2019

"In this book, Albert Farnham describes the many conventional processes from the 1920s for preserving and dehairing hides and leathers. He also describes some of the more traditional approaches for brain-tanning, scraping, fleshing, and stretching hides in the historic old-time ways used by Native Americans, trappers, and mountain men. This handy book contains a combined centuries-worth of ancestral knowledge on fur and hide preservation, teaching the reader how to make the most flexible, workable, and comfortable tanned leathers for any project. Enjoy your handmade leathers by making moccasins, shirts, pants, jackets, or even robes...Enjoy your copy of the Home tanning and leather making guide for its historical record of the times and old time tips on making outstanding leathers. Of course, take its advice with a grain of salt as well, as some content may be outdated such as some of the chemical procedures described within." -- From the Introduction to the Doublebit Press legacy edition.

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If you would have told me : a memoir

If you would have told me : a memoir

Stamos, John, 1963-, author
2023

The beloved actor of television, film, and Broadway grew up in front of the cameras and drummed his way into our hearts as an honorary Beach Boy. In a candid memoir, readers can peek into the heart of this familiar face. It's a rollicking insider look at Hollywood, fame, fortune, and failure. It's a tender treaty on love, friendship, and fatherhood. Throughout it all, John Stamos maintains a sense of wonderment.

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The impactful vegan : how you can save more lives and make the biggest difference for animals and the planet

The impactful vegan : how you can save more lives and make the biggest difference for animals and the planet

Cheeke, Robert, author
2024

When it comes to reducing animal suffering, many people aren't sure where to start or which options are most beneficial. Inspired by the effective altruism movement, vegan activist Robert Cheeke teaches readers how to audit their impact and follow methods that have been scrutinized, evaluated, and determined to do the most good for animals. This in-depth guide will show you just how easy it is to help animals and protect the Earth, by breaking down; how to identify the best organizations and volunteer efforts, why some approaches to promoting animal rights and veganism aren't helpful, and much more.

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Magic pill : the extraordinary benefits and disturbing risks of the new weight-loss drugs

Magic pill : the extraordinary benefits and disturbing risks of the new weight-loss drugs

Hari, Johann, author
2024

In January 2023, Johann Hari started to inject himself once a week with Ozempic, one of the new drugs that produces significant weight loss. Some predictions suggest that in a few years, a quarter of the North American population will be taking these drugs. Are they a magic solution - or a magic trick? Hari found that along with the drug's massive benefits come twelve significant potential risks. These drugs are about to change our world, for better and for worse. Everybody needs to understand how they work - scientifically, emotionally, and culturally.

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My name is Barbra

My name is Barbra

Streisand, Barbra, author
2023

Barbra Streisand tells her own story about her life and extraordinary career, from growing up in Brooklyn to her first star-making appearances in New York nightclubs to her breakout performance in Funny Girl to the long string of successes in every medium in the years that followed. This is frank, funny, opinionated, and charming as Streisand recounts her early struggles to become an actress, eventually turning to singing to earn a living.

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You never know : a memoir

You never know : a memoir

Selleck, Tom, 1945-, author
2024

An American icon and famed actor brings us on his uncharted but serendipitous journey to the top in Hollywood, clearing up misconceptions; sharing dozens of never-before-told stories from both his personal and professional lives; and offering a truly fresh perspective on a changing industry and a changing world.

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