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Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback): Hedley Twidle Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback)
Hedley Twidle 1
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Within 7 - 15 working days

This collection brims with the imaginative, informative and comic personal narratives of Hedley Twidle. Twidle brings a sense of lightness, play and comedy to subjects that are often dealt with in predictable or self-righteous ways.

It chronicles South Africa during the ‘second transition’ – one in which the foundations of the post-apartheid settlement are being shaken and questioned in all kinds of ways.

Writing What We Like - A New Generation Speaks (Paperback): Yolisa Qunta Writing What We Like - A New Generation Speaks (Paperback)
Yolisa Qunta 1
R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 In stock

"We still dream, but the innocence of the promise of freedom is lost."

From the serious to the lighthearted, this book presents a snapshot of what smart young South Africans think about living in South Africa today. From black tax and whitesplaining, all the way to hip hop and kinky sex, it is provocative, fearlessly honest, and often very funny. Shaka Sisulu tackles being black and privileged, Simphiwe Dana pleads for mother tongue education, Yolisa Qunta shares lessons learnt from taking the taxi, while David Kau, Loyiso Gola and Sivuyile Ngesi provide comic relief.

Writing What We Like will spark debates in workplaces, in bars, and around the dinner table both in ekasi and in the suburbs for some time to come.

How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback): Chris... How Star Wars Conquered The Universe - The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Paperback)
Chris Taylor 2
R252 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R79 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country?

Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe built by George Lucas and hundreds of writers, artists, producers, and marketers, Chris Taylor jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long.

The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library (Hardcover): The Daily Show with Trevor Noah The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library (Hardcover)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah; Foreword by Jon Meacham
R506 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R109 (22%) In stock

As seen on The Daily Show, an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and “scholarly” commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction by Trevor Noah

In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve. In the single weekend it was open to the public, the Library pop-up drew 7,500 visitors and had to turn away countless others.

But the Presidential Twitter Library experience should not be limited to the elite coastal few. Not fair! All citizens, even the Mexican ones, should have the chance to see Donald Trump’s tweets in their rightful context—organized and commented on in the fearless, hilarious, insightful voice of The Daily Show.

This one-of-a-kind exhibition catalog presents the Library’s complete contents, including:

  • The Masterpieces: In-depth critical appreciations of history’s most important Trump tweets, from “Very Stable Genius” to “Covfefe” to “Trump Tower Taco Bowl/I Love Hispanics!”
  • The Greatest Battles: @realDonaldTrump’s brutal Twitter campaigns against fellow Republicans, Diet Coke, women generally, and Kristen Stewart specifically
  • Sad! A Retrospective: a compendium of the many people, events, and twists of fate that apparently made Donald Trump feel this human emotion
  • Trumpstradamus: DJT’s amazing 140-character predictions—none of which came true!
  • The Hall of Nicknames: the greatest of Trump’s monikers, from “Lyin’ Ted” to “Low I.Q. Crazy Mika,” accompanied by original caricature artwork
  • Trump vs. Trump: You’re going to want to sit for this one. Donald Trump has sometimes been known to contradict himself.
  • Always the Best: the greatest boasts of the greatest boaster of all time, ever!

Comprising hundreds of Trump tweets, and featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, and even a place for readers to add their own future Trump tweet highlights—because he is making new Twitter history literally every day—The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is a unique portrait of an artist whose masterworks will be studied by historians, grammarians, and mental health professionals for years to come.

This Is Just My Face - Try Not to Stare (Paperback): Gabourey Sidibe This Is Just My Face - Try Not to Stare (Paperback)
Gabourey Sidibe 1
R175 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R46 (26%) In stock

The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir which is wise, complex, smart and funny.

This Is Just My Face is the whirlwind tour of Gabourey Sidibe's life so far. In it, we meet her polygamous father, her gifted mother who fed the family by busking on the subway, and the psychic who told her she'd one day be `famous like Oprah'. Gabby shows us round the Harlem studio apartment where she grew up, relives the debilitating depression that hit her at college, and reminisces about her first ever job as a phone sex `talker' (less creepy than you'd think).

With exhilaratingly honest (and often hilarious) dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight, This Is Just My Face will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different - and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true.

Rage Becomes Her - The Power of Women's Anger (Hardcover): Soraya Chemaly Rage Becomes Her - The Power of Women's Anger (Hardcover)
Soraya Chemaly
R508 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R126 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Coddling of the American Mind - How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (Hardcover): Greg... The Coddling of the American Mind - How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (Hardcover)
Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
R526 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R132 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Sky is Falling - How Vampires, Zombies, Androids and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism (Paperback): Peter Biskind The Sky is Falling - How Vampires, Zombies, Androids and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism (Paperback)
Peter Biskind 1
R420 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R209 (50%) Within 7 - 12 working days

'You'll never look at your favourite movies and TV shows the same way again. And you shouldn't' Steven Soderbergh 'Insanely readable' Slavoj Zizek 'Your book was ... like a bag of pot, with me saying, 'I'm not gonna smoke.' But I was insatiable' Quentin Tarantino on Easy Riders, Raging Bulls In The Sky is Falling! bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love - from Game of Thrones and 24 to Homeland and Iron Man - have taught us to love political extremism. Welcome to a darkly pessimistic, apocalyptic world where winter has come, the dead are walking, and ultra violence, revenge and torture are all in a day's work. Welcome to the new normal.

The Sky Is Falling - How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism (Hardcover): Peter... The Sky Is Falling - How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism (Hardcover)
Peter Biskind
R507 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R126 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Melk Die Heilige Koeie - Van Baarde En Banting Tot Zupta En Zol (Afrikaans, Paperback): Deon Maas Melk Die Heilige Koeie - Van Baarde En Banting Tot Zupta En Zol (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Deon Maas
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Within 7 - 15 working days

Skreeusnaaks en uittartend soos net Deon Maas kan.

In hierdie boek ontsien Maas niks of niemand nie. Hy skryf onbeskaamd en doodeerlik oor allerlei eg Suid-Afrikaanse heilige koeie. Afrikaans op kampusse, selfies, baarde, banting, die Guptas en die sogenaamde Stellenbosch Mafia loop deur onder die uitgesproke skrywer se skerp pen. Sy blatante eerlikheid oor alles van mans se “menere” tot Julius Malema, gay huwelike en NG-dominees is verfrissend.

Dit is vlymskerp, omstrede en onvergeetlik.

Hello World - How  to be Human in the Age of the Machine (Hardcover): Hannah Fry Hello World - How to be Human in the Age of the Machine (Hardcover)
Hannah Fry 1
R454 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R124 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize'One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.? (The Times) You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate - a human or an algorithm?An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence. Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want?Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing. A BBC RADIO 4- BOOK OF THE WEEK

Sex and the City and Us - How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love (Hardcover): Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Sex and the City and Us - How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love (Hardcover)
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong 1
R408 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R149 (37%) Within 7 - 12 working days

By the bestselling author of Seinfeldia, a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, to coincide with the show's twentieth anniversary. This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers' room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon. They endured shock, slut-shaming, and a slew of nasty reviews on their way to eventual-if often begrudging-respect. The show wasn't perfect, but it revolutionized television for women. When Candace Bushnell began writing for the New York Observer, she didn't think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventures among the Hamptons-hopping media elite. But her struggles with singlehood struck a chord. Beverly Hills, 90210 creator Darren Star brought her vision to an even wider audience when he adapted the column for HBO. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha launched a barrage of trends, forever branded the actresses that took on the roles, redefined women's relationship to sex and elevated the perception of singlehood. Featuring exclusive new interviews with the cast and writers, including star Sarah Jessica Parker, creator Darren Star, executive producer Michael Patrick King, and author Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City and Us brings us a both a critical and nostalgic, behind-the-scenes look at a television series that changed the way women see themselves.

Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of the Venture Bros. (Hardcover): Cartoon Network, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of the Venture Bros. (Hardcover)
Cartoon Network, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer; Introduction by Patton Oswalt; Ken Plume
R863 R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Save R199 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Attention - Dispatches from a Land of Distraction (Hardcover): Joshua Cohen Attention - Dispatches from a Land of Distraction (Hardcover)
Joshua Cohen
R543 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R132 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Stop Looking at Your Phone - A Helpful Guide (Hardcover): Son of Alan Stop Looking at Your Phone - A Helpful Guide (Hardcover)
Son of Alan 1
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Pre-order

Haven't you got something better to do? Our streets are filled with down-facing zombies, blocking up the pavements. We'd rather Instagram our food than eat it. We've forgotten how to have real actual conversations . And in the bedroom... well, that's no place for Candy Crush Saga. It's time we all repeated the life-changing maxim: STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE. In his wonderfully deadpan instruction manual for our increasingly tunnel-visioned lives, illustrator Son of Alan taps into the strange truth of our obsession with the tiny screen. Revealing how ludicrous we've all become, and what wonders lie in stall for us a whole metre from our faces, this book will make you want to reclaim your life, your friends and your family from the tyranny of the backlit screen. You'll laugh, sure, but it might also change your life.

Tokidoki 2019 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar): Simone Legno Tokidoki 2019 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Simone Legno 1
R262 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R81 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days
A Tokyo Romance (Hardcover, Main): Ian Buruma A Tokyo Romance (Hardcover, Main)
Ian Buruma 1
R415 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R85 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo as a young film student in 1975, he found a feverish and surreal metropolis in the midst of an economic boom, where everything seemed new and history only remained in fragments. Through his adventures in the world of avant-garde theatre, his encounters with carnival acts, fashion photographers and moments on-set with Akira Kurosawa, Buruma came of age. For an outsider, unattached to the cultural burdens placed on the Japanese, this was a place to be truly free. A Tokyo Romance is a portrait of a young artist and the fantastical city that shaped him, and a timeless story about the desire to transgress boundaries: cultural, artistic and sexual.

Zero Hour for Gen X - How the Last Adult Generation Can Save America from Millennials (Hardcover): Matthew Hennessey Zero Hour for Gen X - How the Last Adult Generation Can Save America from Millennials (Hardcover)
Matthew Hennessey
R441 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R110 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In Zero Hour for Gen X, Matthew Hennessey calls on his generation, Generation X, to take a stand against tech-obsessed millennials, apathetic baby boomers, utopian Silicon Valley "visionaries," and the menace to top them all: the soft totalitarian conspiracy known as the Internet of Things. Soon Gen Xers will be the only cohort of Americans who remember life as it was lived before the arrival of the Internet. They are, as Hennessey dubs them, "the last adult generation," the sole remaining link to a time when childhood was still a bit dangerous but produced adults who were naturally resilient. More than a decade into the social media revolution, the American public is waking up to the idea that the tech sector's intentions might not be as pure as advertised. The mountains of money being made off our browsing habits and purchase histories are used to fund ever-more extravagant and utopian projects that, by their very natures, will corrode the foundations of free society, leaving us all helpless and digitally enslaved to an elite crew of ultra-sophisticated tech geniuses. But it's not too late to turn the tide. There's still time for Gen X to write its own future. A spirited defense of free speech, eye contact, and the virtues of patience, Zero Hour for Gen X is a cultural history of the last 35 years, an analysis of the current social and historical moment, and a generational call to arms.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book (Paperback): Jim Henson Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Jim Henson
R323 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R113 (35%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Adult coloring book of Jim Henson's fan-favorite film The Dark Crystal! Experience Jim Henson's cult classic film like never before in the first-ever The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book. Featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the strange and magical world of Thra, populated with vibrant creatures and characters like Jen, Kira, the Skeksis, the Mystics, Aughra, and more, waiting to be brought to colorful life.

Time Out 50 - 50 years, 50 covers (Paperback): "Time Out" Time Out 50 - 50 years, 50 covers (Paperback)
"Time Out"
R475 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R45 (9%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In August 1968, Time Out was created in London to help people make the most of the city - the iconic brand's fiftieth anniversary will be celebrated with this book packed with fifty amazing magazine covers and the stories behind them. Time Out's fiftieth anniversary will also be marked by the exhibition Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers - Charting five decades of London through Time Out's front pages at London's Museum of Brands from 12th September 2018 to 3rd March 2019. Time Out 50 will be celebrated in 50+ Time Out cities worldwide, with dedicated issues of print magazines and original online content. Time Out launched in London in 1968 and Time Out has been publishing internationally since the mid-'90s and has established readerships in New York, Chicago, LA, Miami, San Francisco, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and the main Australian cities, as well as franchise operations in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Bangkok, Dubai and elsewhere.

Red Card - How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal (Hardcover): Ken Bensinger Red Card - How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal (Hardcover)
Ken Bensinger
R520 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R132 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Bike Art 2019 Mini Calendar (Calendar): Amber Lotus Publishing Bike Art 2019 Mini Calendar (Calendar)
Amber Lotus Publishing
R170 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R33 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Ghostbuster's Daughter - Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis (Hardcover): Violet Ramis Stiel Ghostbuster's Daughter - Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis (Hardcover)
Violet Ramis Stiel
R528 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R132 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Don't Make Me Pull Over! - An Informal History of the Family Road Trip (Hardcover): Richard Ratay Don't Make Me Pull Over! - An Informal History of the Family Road Trip (Hardcover)
Richard Ratay
R498 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R126 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation--Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips--a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google Maps. In the days before cheap air travel, families didn't so much take vacations as survive them. Between home and destination lay thousands of miles and dozens of annoyances, and with his family Richard Ratay experienced all of them--from being crowded into the backseat with noogie-happy older brothers, to picking out a souvenir only to find that a better one might have been had at the next attraction, to dealing with a dad who didn't believe in bathroom breaks. The birth of America's first interstate highways in the 1950s hit the gas pedal on the road trip phenomenon and families were soon streaming--sans seatbelts!--to a range of sometimes stirring, sometimes wacky locations. Frequently, what was remembered the longest wasn't Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, or Disney World, but such roadside attractions as "The Thing" in Texas Canyon, Arizona, or "The Mystery Spot" in Santa Cruz, California. In this road tourism-crazy era that stretched through the 1970's, national parks attendance swelled to 165 million, and a whopping 2.2 million people visited Gettysburg each year, thirteen times the number of soldiers who fought in the battle. Now, decades later, Ratay offers a paean to what was lost, showing how family togetherness was eventually sacrificed to electronic distractions and the urge to "get there now." In hundreds of amusing ways, he reminds us of what once made the Great American Family Road Trip so great, including twenty-foot "land yachts," oasis-like Holiday Inn "Holidomes," "Smokey"-spotting Fuzzbusters, 28 glorious flavors of Howard Johnson's ice cream, and the thrill of finding a "good buddy" on the CB radio. A rousing Ratay family ride-along, Don't Make Me Pull Over! reveals how the family road trip came to be, how its evolution mirrored the country's, and why those magical journeys that once brought families together--for better and worse--have largely disappeared.

Game of Bones - What Your Dog Really Thinks While You Watch TV (Hardcover): Charlie Ellis Game of Bones - What Your Dog Really Thinks While You Watch TV (Hardcover)
Charlie Ellis
R246 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R56 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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