From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes “The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1.”
“The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories. "
To create “The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord community as RegularJOE—directed thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, Gordon-Levitt culled, edited and curated over 8,500 contributions into this finely tuned collection of original art from 67 contributors. Reminiscent of the 6-Word Memoir series, “The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1” brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.
John Lennon - In His Own Write
_About The Awful_ I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass -- much to my Aunties supplies. As a member of the most publified Beatles my (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I've every ready. God help and breed you all.
Sophie Kinsella - The Undomestic Goddess
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?
Varró Dániel - Túl a Maszat-hegyen
A Túl a Maszat-hegyen című történet hőse, Muhi Andris nem is sejti, mire vállalkozik, mikor elindul a Maszat-hegyen túlra, hogy meglátogassa régen látott jó barátját. Maszat Jankát, Makula bácsit, Szösz nénét és a Maszat-hegy többi békés lakóját ugyanis nagy veszedelmek fenyegetik. A Partvis Attila vezette barbár takarítók több házban rajtaütésszerűen kitakarítanak. A gonosz Paca cár, a Maszat-hegyi trónbitorló pedig ördögi tervet eszelt ki, hogy az egész világot telepacázhassa. Muhi Andris azonban Badarországon át eljut a Maszat-hegyen túlra, ahol mindenkivel szembeszáll, és számos titokra fény derül… A könyv verses meseregény, verselésében és hangütésében a klasszikus verses regényeket idézi (Puskint, Byront, Arany Lászlót), a történet viszont kalandos, modern tündérmese. Többnyire gyermeki témákon mereng el a mesélő - hogy csúfolták gyerekkorában, vagy milyen az ideális gombfocikapu. Az elbeszélést számos játékos, dallamos betétvers egészíti ki. Találhatnak benne kedvükre valót a kis- és nagyiskolások, a szüleik, a kalandok és izgalmak, a csendes elmélkedések és az irodalmi ínyencségek kedvelői egyaránt.
Shannon Stacey - Taken with You
Hailey Genest has seen most of her friends marry and have babies, and she's happy for them, but it was a lot easier before she hit forty. She's spent her entire life in Whitford, Maine, and if she hasn't found her Prince Charming by now, she has to accept she's probably not going to. When a new friend suggests they go on an adventure and embrace being single, Hailey agrees. Surviving in the woods is game warden Matt Barnett's idea of a relaxing vacation. But when he meets two women in need of help, he leads them back to safety - a task that proves more fun than expected, thanks to a certain hot blonde. He can't resist pushing her buttons, even though she's made it clear that the rugged, outdoorsy type just isn't for her. Hailey is glad to see the back of her tempting-tour-guide-slash-pain-in-the-ass. When he shows up in her life again, she's determined to avoid him, no matter how good he looks in his uniform. But that's easier said than done in Whitford, especially when he's renting the house right next door...
Tara Sivec - Love and Lists
Love and Lists is the first book in the Chocolate Lovers spinoff - Chocoholics: The foul-mouthed offspring tell their stories. Twenty-five-year-old Gavin Ellis has always had the love and support of his family ever since he was a little boy and couldn't stop talking about his penis. He's also always had their unsolicited advice and uncanny knack of embarrassing him at all costs. Now that he's an adult and trying to convince the love of his life to love him back, things haven't changed very much from when he was younger. When Gavin's best friend Tyler suggests he make a to-do list of items that will ensure he wins the girl, Gavin is one-hundred-percent on board: after a few six packs. After puking in the shrubs, a bad experience with Viagra, a Sex-Ed course gone wrong, and a slew of other mishaps courtesy of his family and friends, Gavin is pretty sure this list will be the death of him. Sometimes, trying to make someone love you with a list isn't always the best idea. Especially when "Show her your penis" is the first "to-do" item...
Terry Pratchett - Mort (angol)
Although the scythe isn't pre-eminent among the weapons of war, anyone who has been on the wrong end of, say, a peasants' revolt wil know that in skilled hands it is fearsome. For Mort however, it is about to become one of the tools of his trade. From henceforth, Death is no longer going to be the end, merely the means to an end. He has received an offer he can't refuse. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse and being dead isn't compulsory. It's the dream job until he discovers that it can be a killer on his love life...
Varró Dániel - Bögre azúr
Bűbáj és varázslat rejlik Varró Dániel verseiben. Diák még, garabonciás is talán, Nádasdy Ádám és Géher István tanár urakhoz jár szemináriumra. A rímekre, ritmusokra könnyen rátalál, olyan biztonsággal, hogy azt gondolnánk, nem is kereste őket. A rímek és ritmusok és szójátékok és lírai tréfák keresték meg maguknak őt, mert otthonra találtak Varró Dániel költészetében. Verslábaikat a szavak kényesen kinyújtóztatják, tükörképet játszanak vagy visszhangot, s ezeregy más játékot eszelhetnek itt ki. Kötet bögrében úgyse volt még, ebben az itókában van ám néhány csepp nemcsak a mennyeiből, hanem a még mennyeibb Kosztolányi-azúrból is, de az egész mégis csak saját főzet: egy bögre azúr. Tessék kortyolgatni!
Wendy Holden - Filthy Rich
When Mary meets Monty, heir to a stately pile, happiness seems assured. But as the mansion crumbles, passion wanes along with the heating. Banker's wife Beth swaps Notting Hill for weekends at a bijou cottage. They only offered a smidgeon over the asking price. So why don't the locals like them? Eco-harridan Morag is the terror of the village, with her objections to everyone and everything. Über-WAG Alexandra needs a footballer's mansion and fast. There must be a Hello!-tastic country pile with spa, champagne bar and parking for six SUVs somewhere? Ambitions clash when the village launches an allotment project and no one escapes the bitter struggle over sex, power and money which threatens to blight more than everyone's carrots.
Terry Pratchett - The Fifth Elephant
Sam Vimes is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police and the ambassador to the mysterious fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing. It's freezing. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and the're catching up.
Terry Pratchett - Making Money
It's an offer you can't refuse. Who would not wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door? It's a job for life. But, as former conman Moist von Lipwig is learning, life is not necessarily for long. The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There's something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itself is pretty nameless), and it turns out that the Royal Mint runs at a loss. A three-hundred-year-old wizard is after his girlfriend, he's about to be exposed as a fraud, but the Assassins' Guild might get to him first.. In fact, a lot of people want him dead. Oh. And every day he has to take the Chairman for walkies. Everywhere he looks he's making enemies. What he should be doing is... Making Money!
Douglas Adams - Life, the Universe and Everything
Join Arthur Dent, earthling, "jerk", kneebiter and time-traveler; sexy space cadet Trillian; mad alien Ford Prefect; unflappable Slartibartfast; two-headed, three-armed ex-head Honcho of the Universe Zaphod Beeblebrox... and learn to fly. Is it the end? With Douglas Adams it's always up in the air!
Varró Dániel - Akinek a foga kijött
Az Akinek a lába hatos (Szép Magyar Könyv-díj, 2010) páratlan sikere után itt a folytatás: tréfás mondókák azoknak a szülőknek, akiknek már nem kisbabája, hanem kúszó-mászó, gügyörésző csemetéje van. Varró Misi egyre nő, fogai már előbújtak, nem is rest használni őket, mondjuk, fémpénzt rág velük, és mellé egy kis finom homokot. Misi már megtanult járni, kisebb-nagyobb döccenőkkel, sőt pakolni is tud: nehéz feladat ám mindent gondosan kirámolni a szekrényből, s azt gyönyörűen szétszórni a földön. Nem is beszélve arról, milyen pompás szórakozás kirángatni apa laptopjának zsinórját, szétpüfölni a homokvárakat vagy megcibálni a cica farkát.
Varró Dániel - Akinek a lába hatos
Varró Dániel, korunk sztárköltője írt már verset felnőtteknek, kamaszoknak, kisgyerekeknek - ám kisgyerekes szülőknek még soha. Saját tapasztalatait sűríti ezekbe a vicces kis mondókákba, hiszen Misi fia alig múlt egy éves. A versek közt van altató (többféle is, az egyik arra az esetre, amikor az apuka már nagyon ideges), öltöztető, büfiztető, pelenkázó és fürdető. Minden szülő felszabadultan kacagva fogja olvasni ezt a szépen illusztrált könyvet, mert "Varró Dani" mindennapi örömeiket énekli meg, a tőle megszokott tréfás, finom eleganciával. Maros Krisztina illusztrációival. Nem az összes étel kebel, ebben bárhogy kételkedel. S nem is minden kebel étel, apukádé pont kivétel.
Hannah Moskowitz - Marco Impossible
Thirteen-year-old best friends Stephen and Marco attempt a go-for-broke heist to break into the high school prom and get Marco onstage to confess his love for (and hopefully steal the heart of) Benji, the adorable exchange student and bass player of the prom band.
Mary Calmes - A Matter of Time 1.
Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody—he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw. While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective. And though Jory may survive the danger, he may not survive a broken heart.
Zbigniew Herbert - Fortinbras gyászéneke
Herbert a modern lengyel költészet leggyakrabban fordított alakja, akinek poétikája válasz az európai szellemi kulturális örökség XX. sz. második felében észlelt hanyatlására. Verseiben különleges érzékletességgel reagál a század morális konfliktusaira, az etikai és egzisztenciális problémák emelkedettségét iróniával és humorral ellensúlyozza. A lengyel költészet világhírű klasszikusának verseiből először készült átfogó válogatás magyar nyelven.
Éva Janikovszky - Nursery School, Here I Come!
"When Danny first went to nursery school he was really happy that he was going to nursery school, he just wasn¹t too happy about having to stay there." Because that′s how it goes: people are happy, and then they aren′t. And it′s just the same if the person happens to be small. After all, it′s a great thing rank and respect! to reach nursery-school age. On the other hand: there′s no mummy, only a nursery-school teacher in a place you don′t know amongst children you don′t know. And you can′t run back home. Well, that′s how it starts. But luckily "nursery-school consciousness" prevails in the little group, and with that begins nursery school life, with its little everyday happenings, joys and tensions. The jollity and wisdom in Éva Janikovszky′s book, which displays such a depth of knowledge of children and which has appeared in so many languages, is complemented by the sunny, colourful illustrations of László Réber.
Dubravka Ugrešić - Lend Me Your Character
The pieces collected in _Lend Me Your Character_ the novella "Steffie Cvek in the Jaws of Life" and a collection of short stories entitled _Life Is a Fairy Tale_ solidify Dubravka Ugresic's reputation as one of Eastern Europe's most playful and inventive writers. From the story of Steffie Cvek, a harassed and vulnerable typist whose life is shaped entirely by clichés as she searches relentlessly for an elusive romantic love in a narrative punctuated by threadbare advice from women's magazines and constructed like a sewing pattern, to "The Kharms Case," one of Ugresic's funniest stories ever about the strained relationship between a persistent translator and an unresponsive publisher, the pieces in this collection are always smart and endlessly entertaining.
Shannon Stacey - Love a Little Sideways
Liz Kowalski is heading home to Whitford, Maine—this time for good. Eager for her family, a fresh start and some fun, she doesn't count on being rescued by the chief of police her very first night back in town. Drew is everything she's not looking for…so why is she still so attracted to him? After a brief, forbidden rendezvous at her brother's wedding, Drew Miller expects Liz to return to New Mexico and stay there. He's searching for someone to settle down with, not a casual fling with his best friend's sister. But when they're stuck together on the annual Kowalski camping trip, things start going a little sideways. Keeping their hands off each other proves just as impossible as keeping their secret from becoming public knowledge. Amid family, mud and melted marshmallow, Liz and Drew try to fight what's growing between them. But a little time alone, a lot of chemistry and too many opinions might be just what it takes to bring together two people so determined not to fall in love.