Suck And Blow

Author: John Popper
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306824050
Size: 10.52 MB
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In Suck and Blow, John Popper recounts his early days of musical discovery, shares a forthright assessment of his longstanding battle with obesity, and discusses a range of topics, including life as a gun enthusiast, the vibrant New York music scene of the late '80s and early '90s, his wide- reaching political views, and his romantic travails. Throughout these pages, Popper calls some musicians out, praises others, and talks about his successes and failures in a self-deprecating, laugh-out-loud voice. At the heart of it all is his love for the harmonica, which transformed him from a failing New Jersey high school student into a Grammy-winning musician. This memoir will captivate both steady supporters and newcomers alike, through his signature honesty, humility, and humor. Ê

Blow

Author: Bruce Porter
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466876248
Size: 17.53 MB
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BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel-- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise-- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500. The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught. With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically acclaimed true crime classic.

Mr Either Or

Author: Aaron Poochigian
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997745525
Size: 12.91 MB
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Mr. Either/Or is an account of an undercover agent saving New York City and the world.

Eye Voltage

Author: Dr. Seymour Kindbud
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
ISBN: 1604332670
Size: 14.42 MB
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A great addition to the collection of any brain gamer, puzzle master, or champion stoner, these images will blow you away and send your mind into other dimensions. These fifty optical illusions will provide hours of totally spaced out wonderment, presenting content that is confounding and stimulating to the sober viewer but adds extra irreverence by playing off—and playfully joking on—the possibility of the reader being in an altered state. Every aspect of the book is treated as part of the optical illusions, such as printing all page numbers in reverse, having hemp seeds with drop shadows to look like the book had been used to separate bud seeds from ganja leaves, and more.

Break Blow Burn

Author: Camille Paglia
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307425096
Size: 15.21 MB
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America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition—and unearths some previously obscure verses worthy of a place in our canon. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia sharpens our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Plath, and makes a case for including in the canon works by Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut—and even Joni Mitchell. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers—and continues to create generations of new ones.

Bud Lou

Author: Bob Thomas
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: UVA:X000651820
Size: 13.66 MB
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Biography of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time.