The Book of Joe Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Book of Joe

  • Author : Jonathan Tropper
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2005-01-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385338103

The Book of Joe Excerpt :

Right after high school, Joe Goffman left sleepy Bush Falls, Connecticut and never looked back. Then he wrote a novel savaging everything in town, a novel that became a national bestseller and a huge hit movie. Fifteen years later, Joe is struggling to avoid the sophomore slump with his next novel when he gets a call: his father's had a stroke, so it's back to Bush Falls for the town's most famous pariah. His brother avoids him, his former classmates beat him up, and the members of the book club just hurl their copies of Bush Falls at his house. But with the help of some old friends, Joe discovers that coming home isn't all bad—and that maybe the best things in life are second chances. Fans of Nick Hornby and Jennifer Weiner will love this book, by turns howling funny, fiercely intelligent, and achingly poignant. As evidenced by The Book of Joe's success in both the foreign and movie markets, Jonathan Tropper has created a compelling, incredibly resonant story.

The Book of Joe Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Book of Joe

  • Author : Jeff Wilser
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525572589

The Book of Joe Excerpt :

The ultimate guide to President Joe Biden, filled with all the fun, all the inspiration, and none of the malarkey. The aviators. The Amtrak. The bromance with Barack Obama. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans and political junkies alike have the ultimate look at America’s 46th president. Covering the key chapters in Biden’s life and career—and filled with classic Biden-isms, including “That’s a bunch of malarkey” and “I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid”—this entertaining blend of biography, advice, and muscle cars explores the moments that forged Joe Biden, and what they can teach us today. But along with this “Wisdom of Joe,” the book also reveals the inspirational story of a man whose life has been shaped by his father’s advice: Get back up. Time after time, Biden has bounced back from both personal heartbreaks and professional disappointments, and just like Joe, sometimes we all have to dust ourselves off and fight back. Packed with lessons we need now more than ever, The Book of Joe is both a celebration of a revered political figure and a testament to the power of a life filled with integrity, perseverance, and plenty of ice cream.

The Book of Joe Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Book of Joe

  • Author : Vincent Price
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497653047

The Book of Joe Excerpt :

In the tradition of Anna Quindlen’s Good Dog. Stay., the iconic star of the Dr. Phibes films shares the heartwarming tale of his mischievous mutt. Actor Vincent Price won acclaim for his performances as a menacing villain in dozens of macabre horror films, such as House of Wax. Less well known, though, is Price’s lifelong love of animals, especially his fourteen-year-old mutt, Joe. From his wife’s passion for poodles to film set encounters with all types of creatures, including goats, apes, and camels, Price’s life was full of furry, four-legged friends. But it was Joe who truly captured his heart. Intelligent, courageous, and devoted to his owner, Joe was a special dog with a personality all his own. In this touching and light-hearted memoir, with a new introduction by Bill Hader and a preface by Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria, Joe gets involved in all sorts of hijinks: At one point, the actor has to defend his canine companion in court! Despite some bad habits, like stealing guests’ shoes, pursuing lustful trysts with neighboring dogs, or belly flopping into the garden fishpond—crushing more than a few fish—Price loves his Joselito, whose unconditional loyalty more than makes up for his minor indiscretions. And when Price’s elderly cousin who comes to stay with him is stricken with cancer, Joe never leaves her side. Price’s tender and witty recollections of his time spent with Joe will bring joy to any animal lover’s heart. The Vincent Price Family Legacy will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Fund for Animals.

Bush Falls Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Bush Falls

  • Author : Jonathan Tropper
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: City and town life
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099461234

Bush Falls Excerpt :

Joe Goffman's sizzling first novel has savaged almost every reputation in Bush Falls. Having turned his back on the town, the indignant cries of former neighbours, friends & family members, have never fazed Joe in the least - until now.

The Book of Joe Book

The Book of Joe

  • Author : Joe Coleman
  • Publisher : Last Gasp of San Francisco
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0867195789

The Book of Joe Excerpt :

Features essays by Katherine Gates, Anthony Haden-Guest, Jack Sargent and Asia Argento. Visionary apocalyptic painter Joe Coleman's oeuvre explores in excruciating detail the artist's fascination with the junctions between saint and sinner, sacred and profane, holy and horrifying. Using a single-hair brush and jeweller's magnifying lenses, Coleman packs his canvases with hallucinatory detail. Coleman's subjects range from John Dillinger and P.T. Barnum to outsider artist Henry Darger and Gangs of New York-era mass-murderer Albert Hicks.

One for the Books Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

One for the Books

  • Author : Joe Queenan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101601198

One for the Books Excerpt :

One of America’s leading humorists and author of the bestseller Closing Time examines his own obsession with books Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. In the years since then he has dedicated himself to an assortment of idiosyncratic reading challenges: spending a year reading only short books, spending a year reading books he always suspected he would hate, spending a year reading books he picked with his eyes closed. In One for the Books, Queenan tries to come to terms with his own eccentric reading style—how many more books will he have time to read in his lifetime? Why does he refuse to read books hailed by reviewers as “astonishing”? Why does he refuse to lend out books? Will he ever buy an e-book? Why does he habitually read thirty to forty books simultaneously? Why are there so many people to whom the above questions do not even matter—and what do they read? Acerbically funny yet passionate and oddly affectionate, One for the Books is a reading experience that true book lovers will find unforgettable.

The World Book Book

The World Book

  • Author : Joe Fullman
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2022-03-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913519940

The World Book Excerpt :

“[R]ich in tantalizing tidbits for young globe-trotters.”—Kirkus Reviews Where in the world would you like to visit? Take an epic tour of every country in the world with The World Book. Welcome to the world we call home! In all of Space there’s nothing quite like it. On the following pages, you’ll be going on the ultimate globe-trotting tour. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, you can pay a visit to every country to discover it’s amazing history, geography, wildlife, culture, and cuisine, and find out what makes each one unique.—from the introduction Packed with facts, stats, and flags, explore different cultures and the best things to see, do and taste on this planet. Find out how to say 'good morning' in Maltese, the most popular dishes in Colombian cuisine, and where you can see over 60 species of hummingbird. Journey across oceans, forest, and deserts to seek out the tallest mountain, the longest river, and everything in between A beautifully illustrated almanac for kids, The World Book is sure to inspire kids of all ages to visit different places and experience different cultures.

The Story of Joe Biden Book

The Story of Joe Biden

  • Author : Frank J. Berrios
  • Publisher : Story of
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1648767168

The Story of Joe Biden Excerpt :

Discover the life of Joe Biden--a story about becoming president for kids ages 6 to 9 Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States and has served his country as an important leader for many years. Before he made a name for himself in politics, Joe was a thoughtful kid who noticed America wasn't a fair place for everyone. He wanted to help make the world a better place for all people, so he became a senator and worked hard to make positive changes for Americans. With this exciting entry into president books for kids, young readers will explore how Joe went from growing up in Pennsylvania to becoming president. A standout among president books for kids, The Story of Joe Biden includes: Core curriculum--Everything president books for kids should be, this book teaches children the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Joe's life. A fun quiz--Help kids remember the milestones of Joe's life with a quiz to test their knowledge. Word definitions--Unlike other president books for kids, this one includes easy definitions for some of the more advanced words inside. How will Joe Biden's hard work and determination inspire the child in your life?

Becoming Trader Joe Book

Becoming Trader Joe

  • Author : Joe Coulombe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Release Date : 2021-06-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400225415

Becoming Trader Joe Excerpt :

Build an iconic shopping experience that your customers love—and a work environment that your employees love being a part of—using this blueprint from Trader Joe’s visionary founder, Joe Coulombe. Infuse your organization with a distinct personality and culture that draws customers in a way that simply competing on price cannot. Joe Coulombe founded what would become Trader Joe’s in the late 1960s and helped shape it into the beloved, quirky food chain it is today. Realizing early on that he could not compete and win by playing the same game his bigger competitors were playing, he decided to build a store for educated people of somewhat modest means. He brought in unusual products from around the world and promoted them in the Fearless Flyer, providing customers with background on how they were sourced and their nutritional value. He also gave the stores a tiki theme to reinforce the exotic trader ship concept with employees wearing Hawaiian shirts. In this way, Joe laid down a blueprint for other business owners to follow to build their own unique shopping experience that customers love, and a work environment that employees love being a part of. In Becoming Trader Joe, Joe shares the lessons he learned by challenging the status quo and rethinking the way a business operates. He shows readers of all types: How moving from a pure analytical approach to a more creative, problem-solving approach can drive innovation. How finding an affluent niche of passionate customers can be a better strategy than competing on price and volume. How questioning all aspects of the way you do business leads to powerful results. How to build a business around your values and identity.

The Soul of a Horse Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Soul of a Horse

  • Author : Joe Camp
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307406866

The Soul of a Horse Excerpt :

A heartwarming story of a couple and their horse exploring what caring for a horse can teach us about companionship—whether it’s with a four-legged friend or a fellow human. A surprise birthday gift plunged Joe and his wife, Kathleen, into the world of horses as complete neophytes without a clue as to what a horse needed or wanted. They searched for logic and sense in the rule books of traditional horse care. What they found was not what they had expected. Written for everyone who has ever loved a horse or ever loved the idea of loving a horse, this memoir leads us on a voyage of discovery as Joe and Kathleen navigate uncharted territory on their way to achieving a true relationship with their horses. Joe Camp’s inspiring book unlocks the mystery of a majestic creature who has survived on earth, without assistance, for fifty-five million years and teaches us that the lessons he learned apply not only to horses but also to our relationships with people.

Hot Cup of Joe Book

Hot Cup of Joe

  • Author : Castle Point Books
  • Publisher : Castle Point Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 1250274486

Hot Cup of Joe Excerpt :

After years of sharing him with Barack, now you can have handsome and dependable Joe Biden all to yourself. Grab your colored pens and pencils and lose yourself in Hot Cup of Joe, an illustrated coloring fantasy featuring Joe Biden at his real and imagined best. Whether he’s waving to you from his beloved Amtrak train, sailing his boat in a patriotic speedo, or wrestling a bear, he’s always the working-class hero you know and love. · More than 35 unique, lifelike illustrations of Scranton’s finest · Let Joe Biden win your vote with his warmth, charm, and integrity · Trade empty, dirty politics for a meaningful relationship with Mr. Left-of-Right · Perforated pages let you pin your finished pictures on the wall, just like you pin your hopes and dreams on his leadership Enjoy this Hot Cup of Joe any way you like it: at home or on the go.

How to Sell Anything to Anybody Book

How to Sell Anything to Anybody

  • Author : Joe Girard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-02-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743273961

How to Sell Anything to Anybody Excerpt :

"The world's greatest salesman" reveals the spectacular selling principles that have brought him to the top of his profession as he offers helpful advice on how to develop customer profiles, how to turn a prospect into a buyer, how to close the deal, and how to establish a long-term relationship with one's customers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

This Is Where I Leave You Book
Score: 3.5
From 138 Ratings

This Is Where I Leave You

  • Author : Jonathan Tropper
  • Publisher : Dutton
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9780452296367

This Is Where I Leave You Excerpt :

Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife's infidelity and the end of his marriage.

Joey Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : Jill Biden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534480544

Joey Excerpt :

“(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers…and reveals how…high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond.” —Publishers Weekly “Young readers are likely to find inspiration and aspiration in young Joey as a relatable, athletic, and tenacious kid who grew into a civic leader.” —School Library Journal Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the president-elect and former vice president’s childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.

Joe Biden Book

Joe Biden

  • Author : Evan Osnos
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Genre: Presidents
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526635198

Joe Biden Excerpt :

A concise, brilliant and trenchant examination of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his lifelong quest for the presidency Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest - fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors and reversals of fortune. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship - an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden's life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy - a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.