Benjamin Stiller is an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, and writer. He is the son of the late comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
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A powerful anthology of poetry, personal narratives, and art from refugee youth around the world, with a foreword by actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller. Developed through storytelling workshops with hundreds of displaced youth in Greece, Trinidad & Tobago, and Syracuse, New York, this diverse and moving collection sheds light on the often-unheard perspectives of those navigating through and beyond the complexities of displacement. Combining the poetry of Ahmed M. Badr with the creative contributions of these young refugees, While the Earth Sleeps We Travel is a powerful and poignant meditation on the concept of "home" and the transformative power of storytelling.
What wonderful book @uBadr wrote and curated. He is helping to connect us all through art and his experience as a #Refugee. Great holiday gift. – source
Bag Man is the shocking untold story of the corruption, crimes, and spectacular downfall of Vice President Spiro Agnew in Nixon's White House. Discover how three young federal prosecutors exposed Agnew's crimes during the height of Watergate and launched a mission to take him down before it was too late. Join authors Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz as they expand on their Peabody Award-nominated podcast to reveal the behind-the-scenes details of this brazen political scandal that rocked America.
Great book. – source
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the most iconic films of all time, this book follows the journey of Steven Spielberg as he transforms Peter Benchley's bestselling novel into the classic movie Jaws. Written by the screenwriter who worked with Spielberg on set, this book offers a unique perspective on the production, from the casting of Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss to the challenges of filming on location. An expanded edition also includes updates and insights from the author, making it a must-read for movie buffs and aspiring filmmakers alike.
It is a day-by-day account of the making of the movie. It is filled with the details of making a movie on location. It was incredibly inspiring to me. – source
This collection of short stories by a renowned American fiction writer features two of his most famous works: "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esmé – with Love and Squalor." The book, published under different titles, includes nine distinct stories that explore themes of love, war, and the beauty of life. Dive into J. D. Salinger's captivating writing style and discover why these stories have become modern classics.
When I was a teenager, my mother gave me Nine Stories. The story 'For Esmé—with Love and Squalor' affected me deeply. – source
A delightful collection of essays covering a wide range of topics, written by an acclaimed author. The New York Times describes the prose as a "joy to read."
I was given The Second Tree from the Corner when I was a teenager by my older sister’s friend. It has always been so inspiring... – source