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Viktor E. Frankl - …trotzdem ​Ja zum Leben sagen
Mehrere ​Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.

Sarah Turner - Sz@ranyu ​naplója
EZ ​NEM NEVELÉSI KÉZIKÖNYV, EZ A VALÓ ÉLET! A Szaranyu naplója olyan őszintén ír az anyaságról, mint amilyen a valóságban: a piszkos, őrjítő, derűs valóságról, arról, hogy nem létezik amolyan "egy kaptafás" megközelítés, és hogy időnként teljesen rendben van, ha fogalmad sincs, mit csinálsz. A lecke, amit megtanult, miközben két kissráccal viaskodott - a születéstől a fogzásig, a hajnali három órás etetésektől a hisztizésekig, a játszóházaktól a szobatisztaságra szoktatásig - hangos nevetésre ingerel, és megnyugtat a tény, hogy határozottan nem vagy ezzel egyedül..

Heather Morris - Tatuatorul ​de la Auschwitz
Un ​milion de exemplare vândute în nouă luni de la apariție, între ianuarie și septembrie 2018 • Romanul cel mai bine vândut în Marea Britanie și Irlanda în 2018 • Bestseller în SUA, Canada, Australia, Africa de Sud, Olanda, Portugalia, Ungaria etc. • 25 de săptămâni în top 10 Sunday Times • Bestseller Amazon, New York Times, Saturday Times, The Irish Times, The Northern Eco • Carte tradusă în peste 35 de țari • În curs de adaptare TV. Tatuatorul de la Auschwitz se bazează pe povestea din spatele unuia dintre cele mai puternice simboluri ale Holocaustului: numerele verzi-albăstrui tatuate pe brațele prizonierilor, femei și bărbați deopotrivă. Când lui Lale i se oferă ocazia de a fi Tätowierer la Auschwitz, tânărul evreu slovac înțelege că aceasta poate fi șansa lui să supraviețuiască, deși trebuie să-și înțepe până la sânge semenii, act pe care îl resimte ca pe o dureroasă profanare. De la masa la care lucrează, nici nu i se permite să ridice capul spre cei al căror destin îl pecetluiește astfel. Dar într-o zi reușește să surprindă privirea unei tinere al cărei nume îl află în cele din urmă: Gita.

Heather Morris - The ​Tattooist of Auschwitz
The ​incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer– the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance. His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good. This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.

James Bowen - Bob ​und wie er die Welt sieht
Seit ​Bob da ist, hat sich mein Leben sehr verändert. Ich war ein obdachloser Straßenmusiker ohne Perspektive und ohne eine Idee, was ich aus meinem Leben machen sollte. Nun stehe ich wieder mit zwei Beinen auf der Erde, ich habe die Vergangenheit hinter mir gelassen, aber ich weiß nicht, was die Zukunft bringen wird. Ich brauche wohl immer noch Unterstützung, um auf meinem Weg zu bleiben. Zum Glück steht mir Bob mit seiner Freundschaft und seiner Klugheit zur Seite. Die wunderbare Geschichte der Freundschaft zwischen James und seinem Kater wurde mit „Bob, der Streuner“ zum Welt-Bestseller. In seinem neuen Buch erzählt James, wie Bob ihm in harten Zeiten und selbst in lebensgefährlichen Situationen immer wieder den Weg weist.

James Bowen - Gatukatten ​Bob
När ​James Bowen hittade en skadad, röd gatukatt hopkrupen i huset där han nyss fått en träningslägenhet hade han ingen aning om hur stor betydelse katten skulle få i hans liv. James levde ur hand i mun på Londons gator och det sista han behövde var ett husdjur. Ändä kunde James inte låta bli att hjälpa den släende intelligenta hankatten, som han snart döpte till Bob. Inom kort var de två oskiljaktiga och deras skiftande, lustiga och emellanåt farliga äventyr skulle komma att förändra deras liv och lånsamt läka såren från det förflutna.

Walther Victor - Egy ​a sok közül
Regény ​a német bányák robotosainak életéről, nagy riport a munka küzdelméről. A munka és a tőke harca a bányák frontján. Bonyodalmát maga az élet nyújtja, eseményei a bányászélet mindennapos eseményei.

Ismeretlen szerző - Metszéspontok ​a fenomenológia és a hermeneutika határvidékén
Talán ​nem túlzás állítani, hogy a kortárs kontinentális filozófia két legmarkánsabb és legjelentősebb irányzata a fenomenológia és a filozófiai hermeneutika. E két filozófiai megközelítésmód története a kezdetektől fogva szorosan összefonódott. A fenomenológia gondolatrendszerének kidolgozása Edmund Husserl nevéhez fűződik, aki Logische Untersuchungen címmel írt munkájára támaszkodva dolgozta ki a transzcendentális fenomenológiát. A fiatalabb fenomenológusok azonban többnyire nem maradtak meg a transzcendentális fenomenológia keretei között, hanem új utakat kerestek, konfliktusba kerülve a fenomenológiai mozgalom alapítójával, Husserllel. A hermeneutikai és a fenomenológiai gondolatvilág ütköztetése és összeötvözése új törekvések kiindulópontjává vált, elsősorban Martin Heidegger alapműve, a Lét és idő rendkívüli hatásának következtében. A filozófiai hermeneutika későbbi, máig befolyásos kidolgozását Hans-Georg Gadamernek köszönhetjük, aki az 50-es években Heidegger munkásságára támaszkodva írta meg az Igazság és módszert, melyet ezen irányzat második alapműveként tartanak számon. A hermeneutika és a fenomenológia tárgykörében már számos tanulmánykötet, fordítás és értekezés jelent meg hazánkban, mely tény önmagában is jelzi, hogy meglehetősen nagy a szakmai érdeklődés e tematika iránt. A kötet e két tradíció konfliktusait próbálja meg körbejárni magyar és nemzetközileg elismert külföldi kutatók tanulmányain keresztül.

Bea Johnson - Zero ​waste otthon
Lehetséges-e ​szemét nélkül működtetni egy háztartást? Lehet-e úgy vásárolni, hogy a szatyrainkba ne kerüljenek műanyag csomagoló eszközök? Meg lehet-e szabadulni mindattól, amire igazából nincs szükségünk? A válasz: határozott igen! Bea Johnson, a hulladékmentes életmód koronázatlan királynője 2008 óta gyakorolja családjával együtt a Zero Waste, azaz "nulla hulladék" életvitelt. Tapasztalatait, amiket sokszor rögös utakat járva szerzett, ebben a könyvben osztja meg a környezettudatosságra törekvő olvasóval. Könyvében arra bátorít, hogy csökkentsük az otthoni zűrzavart, a dolgok birtoklása helyett válasszuk az élményeket, és mindezt ne csak egy jobb környezetért, de egy jobb önmagunkért tegyük. A könyv praktikus, kipróbált megoldásokat mutat be arra, hogy életünk teljesebb és egészségesebb legyen. Bea Johnson a Zero Waste életmód nagykövete. 2008 óta követi a hulladékmentes életmódot, és mára mindössze egy befőttes üvegnyi szemetet termel családjával együtt évente. A francia származású szerző Kaliforniában él férjével és két kamasz fiával.

Mia Dolan - The ​Gift
The ​extraordinary life story of psychic and clairvoyant, Mia Dolan, the new Betty Shine. Mia Dolan is one of the UK's most eminent and extraordinary psychics whose work has taken her from private readings to `ghostbusting' to psychic demonstrations in front of hundreds of people. Her abilities have made her one of the most sought-after psychics in the country. An ordinary woman brought up in a working-class family on the Isle of Sheppey, she had her first out-of-body experience at the age of 12 when she was sexually assaulted by a local teenager. At the age of 22 her spirit guide began to talk to her and showed her how to use her clairvoyance as well providing fascinating insights into the nature of the Afterlife. Mia's life has been touched by tragic experiences including when she foresaw the murder of her own brother and when her son died while still only a teenager. In The Gift Mia describes how her psychic ability developed, and the more dramatic readings that she has given including the man who came to ask her where his missing wife was - she knew instantly that she was dead, and the body was later found exactly as Mia described. The book recounts her activities as a 'ghostbuster' and exorcist, and includes stories of the haunted Drury Lane Theatre in London, a haunted theme park, and sightings of earth-bound spirits - both good and bad. 'I want people to know there is more to life than what we call reality, more than what we can see - and it is not as far beyond our reach as we imagine. It is ordinary, everyday, here and now, in this minute. And it is magical, a gift.'

Allison Hoover Bartlett - The ​Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Unrepentant ​book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love-the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessive is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed "bibliodick" who's driven to catch him. Following this eccentric cat-and-mouse chase with a mixture of suspense, insight and humor, Allison Hoover Bartlett plunges the reader deep into a rich world of fanatical book lust and considers what it is that makes some people stop at nothing to posses the titles they love.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Wild Girls
Newly ​revised and presented here in book form for the first time, this Nebula Award-winning story tells of two captive "dirt children" in a society of sword and silk, whose determination to find a glimpse of justice leads to a violent and loving end. Also included is the nonfiction essay "Staying Awake While We Read" which demolishes the pretensions of corporate publishing and the basic assumptions of capitalism, and "Outspoken Author Interview," which reveals the hidden dimensions of America's best-known sci-fi author.

Jillian Keenan - Sex ​with Shakespeare
A ​provocative, moving, kinky, and often absurdly funny memoir about Shakespeare, love, obsession, and spanking When it came to understanding love, a teenage Jillian Keenan had nothing to guide her—until a production of The Tempest sent Shakespeare’s language flowing through her blood for the first time. In Sex with Shakespeare, she tells the story of how the Bard’s plays helped her embrace her unusual sexual identity and find a love story of her own. Four hundred years after Shakespeare’s death, Keenan’s smart and passionate memoir brings new life to his work. With fourteen of his plays as a springboard, she explores the many facets of love and sexuality—from desire and communication to fetish and fantasy. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Keenan unmasks Helena as a sexual masochist—like Jillian herself. In Macbeth, she examines criminalized sexual identities and the dark side of “privacy.” The Taming of the Shrew goes inside the secret world of bondage, domination, and sadomasochism, while King Lear exposes the ill-fated king as a possible sexual predator. Moving through the canon, Keenan makes it abundantly clear that literature is a conversation. In Sex with Shakespeare, words are love. As Keenan wanders the world in search of connection, from desert dictatorships to urban islands to disputed territories, Shakespeare goes with her —and provokes complex, surprising, and wildly important conversations about sexuality, consent, and the secrets that simmer beneath our surfaces.

John Cheever - The ​Journals of John Cheever
In ​these journals, the experiences of one of the most renowned twentieth-century American writers come to life with fascinating, wholly revealing detail.John Cheever's journals provide peerless insights into the creation of his novels and stories. But they are equally the record of a complex, often dark, always closely observed inner world. No American writer of comparable stature has left such an unreservedly revealing and moving account of himself: his family life, his literary life, and his emotional life. The final word from one of modern America's great writers, The Journals of John Cheever provides a powerful and beautiful capstone to a towering oeuvre.

John Cheever - The ​Letters of John Cheever
John ​Cheever's letters offer a tantalising glimpse into the life of a writer. They include correspondence with his contemporaries, such as Philip Roth, John Updike and Saul Bellow, his days as a young, aspiring writer and his battles with bisexuality and alcoholism. In this collection, edited by his son Benjamin Cheever, we see how his private correspondence was as extraordinary as his published works.

Lemony Snicket - The ​Unauthorized Autobiography
A ​Warning from the Publisher: Many readers have questions about Lemony Snicket, author of the distressing serial concerning the trials of the charming but unlucky Baudelaire orphans, published under the collective title A Series of Unfortunate Events. Before purchasing, borrowing, or stealing this book, you should be aware that it contains the answers to some of those questions, such as the following: 1. Who is Lemony? 2. Is there a secret organization I should know about? 3. Why does Lemony Snicket spend his time researching and writing distressing books concerning the Baudelaire orphans? 4. Why do all of Lemony Snicket's books contain a sad dedication to a woman named Beatrice? 5. If there's nothing out there, what was that noise? Our advice to you is that you find a book that answers less upsetting questions than this one. Perhaps your librarian, bookseller, or parole officer can recommend a book that answers the question, "Aren't ponies adorable?"

Ronnie O'Sullivan - Running ​(német)
Laufen ​ist meine Droge. Ehrlich gesagt, früher waren es Drogen (und Alkohol), aber jetzt bin ich dem gesündesten aller Laster verfallen. Das Laufen hat mir geholfen, meine inneren Dämonen zu bekämpfen, fünf Weltmeistertitel zu gewinnen und mit dem ganzen Mist klarzukommen, mit dem ich in meinem Leben konfrontiert war. Man sagt, was uns nicht umbringe, mache uns stärker. In diesem Buch setze ich mich mit all den Dingen auseinander, die mich zwar nicht umgebracht haben, es aber durchaus hätten können: mein Suchtpotenzial, Depressionen, die Verurteilung meines Vaters wegen Mordes, die schmerzhafte Trennung von der Mutter meiner Kinder und das Problem, das Leben eines Familienvaters mit dem eines Sportlers in Einklang zu bringen. Es geht aber auch um die großartigen Dinge in meinem Leben: meine Kinder, Snooker, die Entlassung meines Vaters aus dem Gefängnis, gute Freunde, die mich unterstützt haben und den Psychiater Dr. Steve Peters, der mir beigebracht hat, nicht vor dem Leben davonzulaufen. Zu einigen meiner verrücktesten Aktionen äußere ich mich in diesem Buch zum ersten Mal - warum ich ein Spiel gegen Stephen Hendry mittendrin abbrach und warum ich in einem Spiel gegen Mark King mit einem feuchten Tuch über dem Kopf dasaß. Dieses Buch handelt davon, was es kostet, ein Spitzensportler zu sein, und welche Opfer man bringen muss - besessenes Training, Egoismus. Und es handelt davon, wie es ist, Leidenschaft für eine Sache zu empfinden. Jeder, den jemals die Begeisterung für das Laufen gepackt hat, wird das nachempfinden können.

Elizabeth Berg - The ​Dream Lover
At ​the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Paris in the nineteenth century comes vividly alive, illuminated by the story of the loves, passions, and fierce struggles of a woman who defied the confines of society. Sand’s many lovers and friends include Frédéric Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugène Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Marie Dorval, and Alfred de Musset. As Sand welcomes fame and friendship, she fights to overcome heartbreak and prejudice, failure and loss. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men. Will the life she longs for always be just out of reach—a dream? Brilliantly written in luminous prose, and with remarkable insights into the heart and mind of a literary force, The Dream Lover tells the unforgettable story of a courageous, irresistible woman.

Antony Beevor - The ​Mystery of Olga Chekhova
In ​his latest work, Antony Beevor--bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Battle of Arnhem and one of our most respected historians of World War II--brings us the true, little-known story of a family torn apart by revolution and war. Olga Chekhova, a stunning Russian beauty, was the niece of playwright Anton Chekhov and a famous Nazi-era film actress who was closely associated with Hitler. After fleeing Bolshevik Moscow for Berlin in 1920, she was recruited by her composer brother Lev to become a Soviet spy--a career she spent her entire postwar life denying. The riveting story of how Olga and her family survived the Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, the Stalinist Terror, and the Second World War becomes, in Beevor's hands, a breathtaking tale of survival in a merciless age.

Brett Velicovich - Christopher S. Stewart - Drone ​Warrior
"A ​must read for anyone who wants to understand the new American way of war." - General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency A former special operations member takes us inside America's covert drone war in this headline-making, never-before-told account for fans of Zero Dark Thirty and Lone Survivor, told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer and filled with eye-opening and sure to be controversial details.For nearly a decade Brett Velicovich was at the center of America's new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles-drones-to take down the world's deadliest terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the entire military with the authority to select targets and issue death orders, he worked in concert with the full human and technological network of American intelligence-assets, analysts, spies, informants-and the military's elite operatives, to stalk, capture, and eliminate high value targets in al-Qaeda and ISIS.In this remarkable book, co-written with journalist Christopher S. Stewart, Velicovich offers unprecedented perspective on the remarkably complex nature of drone operations and the rigorous and wrenching decisions behind them. In intimate gripping detail, he shares insider, action-packed stories of the most coordinated, advanced, and secret missions that neutralized terrorists, preserved the lives of US and international warriors across the globe, and saved countless innocents in the hottest conflict zones today.Drone Warrior also chronicles the US military's evolution in the past decade and the technology driving it. Velicovich considers the future it foretells, and speaks candidly on the physical and psychological toll it exacts, including the impact on his own life. He reminds us that while these machines can kill, they can also be used productively to improve and preserve life, including protecting endangered species, work he is engaged in today.Joining warfare classics such as American Sniper, Lone Survivor, and No Easy Day, Drone Warrior is the definitive account of our nation's capacity and capability for war in the modern age.

Heather King - Shirt ​of Flame
If ​you have not read Heather King before, her honesty may shock you. In this remarkable memoir, you will see how a convert with a checkered past spends a year reflecting upon Saint Therese of Lisieux - and discovers the radical faith, true love, and abundant life of a cloistered 19th-century French nun. The provocative title is inspired by a portion of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets that says we all choose to live "consumed by either fire or fire."

Renata Adler - Gone: ​The Last Days of The New Yorker
Renata ​Adler's fulminating, fascinating defense and prosecution of her longtime employer The New Yorker may not be the best book ever written on the subject. Brendan Gill's Here at the New Yorker remains the classic, and Nancy Franklin's profile of Katharine White in Life Stories is more graceful and insightful. But Gone is without doubt the hottest (as ex-editor Tina Brown might say) chronicle of the magazine's history: a scathing portrait of a world with the mad logic of Alice's Wonderland and intrigues as viciously intricate as anything in le Carré. Adler's narrative zooms like a speedboat through decade after decade of controversy. Still, Gone is essentially a heart-shredding account of the fall of a dynasty--that of longtime editor William Shawn, one of the century's crucial journalistic geniuses. "Mr. Shawn was the father," recalls Adler, "Lillian Ross, the mother. The son was Jonathan Schell; the spirit was J.D. Salinger. This family, it seemed to me, was ferociously judgmental." Yet nobody is more ferocious than the author herself, who was taken into the bosom of this family and stomps all its members to smithereens. According to Adler, she was one of the lucky few invited into the circle of Mr. Shawn's biological clan, not to mention the parallel world of his mistress and "office wife" Lillian Ross. The author is quick to take Ross to task for her own trash-talking memoir of Shawn. Yet Adler is hardly a whit less destructive in Gone, although she wields the shiv with far greater literary skill. Indeed, those who still worship at the late editor's shrine will be shocked at her portrait of Shawn as a cruel despot who nurtured and destroyed talent according to meticulously articulated, infinitely arbitrary, altogether lunatic rules adjudicated by himself alone. Apparently he had three main responses to criticism: silence, lies, and high-handedness cloaked as high-mindedness. Adler rages at Shawn's hypocrisy, citing his refusal to give his son Wallace Shawn a job on the basis of the magazine's "No Nepotism rule." Not only was this rule nonexistent but the editor rubbed salt in the wound by hiring Schell instead, who happened to be the younger Shawn's college roommate. Adler notes that the writers who bullied the conflict-averse Shawn tended to prosper, while those who revered him withered away, unpublished. Amazingly, she blames literature's loss of Salinger on Shawn: the ever-elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye "said that the reason he chose not to publish the material he had been working on was to spare Mr. Shawn the burden of having to read, and to decide whether to publish, Salinger writing about sex." Space, alas, prevents full comment on all of Adler's red-hot disclosures. Suffice it to say, however, that like a certain Truman Capote piece she insists on trashing, Adler's memoir of her office family is written in cold blood indeed. --Tim Appelo

Shauna Niequist - Present ​Over Perfect
LIVE ​A LIFE OF MEANING AND CONNECTION Instead of pushing for perfection A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I’ve learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it’s changing everything. Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth. Written in Shauna’s warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us. In these pages, you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

Sheila Kohler - Becoming ​Jane Eyre
The ​year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent. So unfolds the story of the Bronte sisters. At its centre are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre.

Csinta Samu - A ​lélekmentő
Kallós ​Zoltán élete csoda. Célkitűzéseit minden megpróbáltatások ellenére véghez viszi. A sok ezer dal, ballada, népi tárgy és viselet, amit élete és tevékenysége során összegyűjtött, minden emlékműnél többet jelent. Aki teheti, nézze meg Válaszúton a fantasztikus Kallós múzeumot, és látogassa meg a csodálatos szórványkollégiumot, ahová a Mezőségről járnak tanulni a gyerekek. Isten éltessen, Zoli! Én araszolok utánad az ötéves hátrányommal. Novák Ferenc Tata Lévén, hogy mindig karácsonykor voltunk Mérában, a Nádas-mentén, Zoli megkérdezte, mit vegyen az én kamasz fiamnak. Te, mondom, olyan gyönyörűek azok a bujkák, vegyél egyet. No, vett egy bujkát, s mit ad Isten, Mátyás István „Mundruc" mejjest ajándékozott karácsonyra Péterkének. Alul egy jó meleg pulóver, rajta a cifrabujka, úgy mentünk a karácsonyi istentiszteletre. Ünnep másnapján már a mérai fiúk cifrabujkában ültek a templomban. Így jött be újból divatba a divatját múlt cifrabujka. Borbély Jolán

Amie Kaufman - Jay Kristoff - Dossier ​Alexander
Ce ​matin de 2575, lorsque Kady rompt avec Ezra, elle croit avoir vécu le pire moment de sa vie. L'après-midi même, leur planète est attaquée par une entreprise interstellaire sans foi ni loi - BeiTech. Obligés de fuir, Kady embarque sur le vaisseau Hypatia, Ezra sur l'Alexander. Très vite, Kady soupçonne les autorités de leur cacher la vérité. Avec l'aide d'Ezra - le seul en qui elle peut avoir confiance -, elle pirate le réseau informatique de leur flotte, accédant ainsi à des données confidentielles qui mettent en cause leur propre état-major. Alors qu'ils sont toujours traqués par BeiTech, l'Intelligence Artificielle censée les protéger se met à agir d'une façon étrange...

Freddie Mercury - Freddie ​Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words
"Freddie ​Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words" is the nearest thing to Freddie’s autobiography as it is possible to achieve. A moving, witty, often irreverent collection of quotes (or interview transcript) from the man himself, covering an extraordinary life, meticulously edited together by Queen’s long time archivists, with a Foreword by Freddie's mum. An essential read not just for fans of Queen and their iconic frontman, but anyone intrigued to know more about one of music’s most endearing and enduring performers. Freddie rarely talked about himself to others, and so the relatively few interviews he did agree to—carefully compiled for this book, and some of them unpublished until now—provide an intriguing insight into a man who outwardly exuded confidence and arrogance, but behind the public perception, spent periods alone and searching for happiness. The truth was that Freddie was painfully shy and uncomfortable in the company of anyone who might intrude upon his famous ‘royal family’ of close friends and invited guests. The book covers Freddie’s origins and history, many and various subjects in between, and of course covers the fascinating journey of Queen, all from his unique perspective. Spurred on by their almost uncontrollable ambitious and forthright front man, Queen succeeded in becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet. The story describes how on many occasions the group almost broke up, but was always kept together by their shared love of breaching musical boundaries. Freddie’s own personal story is one of pursuing a dream, dealing with wealth and fame, looking back and having no regrets, reflecting on getting old, his legacy, and death. A man determined to succeed to the point of willing to be “frivolous and preposterous” to win over an audience—“I love the feeling of it. It’s greater than sex!” But as the pages turn, we see a Freddie Mercury gradually changing the priorities in his life to one more sedate and necessarily changed by the cloud of the HIV/AIDS virus beginning to shadow the gay community. For a man who seldom spoke, in "A Life, In His Own Words", Freddie says it all: “There are times when I wake up and I think, “My God! I wish I wasn’t Freddie Mercury today.” In 20 chapters, 194 pages and nearly 73,000 words—and 45 years in the making—Freddie covers it all, and then some! And he does it, of course, in his own inimitable, unpredictable, invariably funny, often poignant, and always entertaining way. “I love the fact that I make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just half an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.”

Freddie Mercury - Freddie ​Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words
"Freddie ​Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words" is the nearest thing to Freddie’s autobiography as it is possible to achieve. A moving, witty, often irreverent collection of quotes (or interview transcript) from the man himself, covering an extraordinary life, meticulously edited together by Queen’s long time archivists, with a Foreword by Freddie's mum. An essential read not just for fans of Queen and their iconic frontman, but anyone intrigued to know more about one of music’s most endearing and enduring performers. Freddie rarely talked about himself to others, and so the relatively few interviews he did agree to—carefully compiled for this book, and some of them unpublished until now—provide an intriguing insight into a man who outwardly exuded confidence and arrogance, but behind the public perception, spent periods alone and searching for happiness. The truth was that Freddie was painfully shy and uncomfortable in the company of anyone who might intrude upon his famous ‘royal family’ of close friends and invited guests. The book covers Freddie’s origins and history, many and various subjects in between, and of course covers the fascinating journey of Queen, all from his unique perspective. Spurred on by their almost uncontrollable ambitious and forthright front man, Queen succeeded in becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet. The story describes how on many occasions the group almost broke up, but was always kept together by their shared love of breaching musical boundaries. Freddie’s own personal story is one of pursuing a dream, dealing with wealth and fame, looking back and having no regrets, reflecting on getting old, his legacy, and death. A man determined to succeed to the point of willing to be “frivolous and preposterous” to win over an audience—“I love the feeling of it. It’s greater than sex!” But as the pages turn, we see a Freddie Mercury gradually changing the priorities in his life to one more sedate and necessarily changed by the cloud of the HIV/AIDS virus beginning to shadow the gay community. For a man who seldom spoke, in "A Life, In His Own Words", Freddie says it all: “There are times when I wake up and I think, “My God! I wish I wasn’t Freddie Mercury today.” In 20 chapters, 194 pages and nearly 73,000 words—and 45 years in the making—Freddie covers it all, and then some! And he does it, of course, in his own inimitable, unpredictable, invariably funny, often poignant, and always entertaining way. “I love the fact that I make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just half an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.”

Clamp - The ​One I Love
Drawing ​on CLAMP's own personal experiences, The One I Love provides insight both into the creators' own lives, and into the oft-elusive concept of Love itself. This intimate collection of short stories and essays doesn't skirt issues at the heart of the matter such as insecurity, honesty, distance, independence, age, and - of course - marriage. This one-volume anthology comprises 12 individual stories, each of which consists of seven pages of manga and two pages of prose.

Henri Charrière - Pillangó
1969 ​májusában jelent meg először Charrière regénye Franciaországban, s 1970 májusáig egymillió példányban fogyott el. Ez a minden idők egyik legnagyobb francia könyvsikere csakhamar más országokban is elindult a siker útján, és mindenhol, ahol csak megjelent, bestseller lett belőle. A szerzőt, az 1973. júliusában elhunyt Henri Charrière-t (alvilági becenevén: Pillangót) 1931-ben egy selyemfiú meggyilkolásával vádolták, és a hamis tanúk segítségével éleetfogytiglani kényszermunkára ítélték. Pillangó sohasem tudott beletörődni az ítéletbe. Tudta, hogy ki a tettes, és h osszú büntetése alatt megfogadta, sőt eszelősen ragaszkodott elképzeléséhez, hogy megszökik a fegyenctelepről, és bosszút áll az ügyészen, az esküdteken, a hamis tanúkon, azokon, akik az „enyészet útjára” küldték. Elkezdődött tehát Pillangó fantasztikus szökés- és kalandsorozata, s ezeket örökítette meg később Charrière a Dumas és Victor Hugo fantáziáját is túlszárnyaló, izgalmas, fordulatos könyvében.

Viktor E. Frankl - Man's ​Search For Meaning
One ​of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives.

James Corden - May ​I Have Your Attention, Please?
As ​far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister's christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn't get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London, getting closer and closer to landing a gig, only to be told 'No' at the last stage. But he never gave up and soon found his whole life turned upside down and inside out by his experience as one Alan Bennett's History Boys. From that moment forth, he's never looked back. May I Have Your Attention Please? is the warm, cheeky, surprisingly honest and hilarious story of one of our most popular comedy talents. From his antics as one of the founding players of his high-school's first ever rugby team to gaining recognition in the West End, to nationwide fame as the loveably loud Smithy in the award-winning Gavin and Stacey, this is a tenderly told story of what it's like to try, try and try again and - happily - get there in the end.

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