Joel Edward McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. He is best known for hosting The Soup and his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom Community.
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This bestseller combines adventure, science, and practical advice to help readers take control of stress, assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. It's inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers and has even helped save lives in the wilderness.
I read this book 13 years ago, and I still think about it almost every week. – source
Discover the surprising truth about creation in "How to Fly a Horse." Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton demystifies the process of bringing something new to life in this tour-de-force narrative. Through examples ranging from Mozart to Apple, Ashton shows how seemingly ordinary individuals and unremarkable acts lead to our most astounding breakthroughs. This essential, passionate exploration is a must-read for would-be creators and innovators alike.
Among many, many other things that it illuminates, one of the most revelatory things is that being creative is not just a unique trait in a few select people—it’s written in our DNA. Everyone’s DNA. – source
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In this captivating novel, Peter is sent on a mission to an unknown world, leaving his wife behind. As he becomes immersed in his work, he discovers a friendly native population struggling with a fatal illness, hungry for his teachings. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Bea's faith falters as natural disasters devastate the planet. As the distance between them grows, they are forced to confront their love and faith like never before. With precise language, this profound meditation on love and our responsibilities to those closest to us will leave you mesmerized.
It’s hard to describe the brilliance of this book. If you read it, keep in mind that it was written by an atheist. – source
This gritty debut novel from a bestselling author follows the intertwined stories of a barbarian, a nobleman, and an inquisitor as they navigate a world on the brink of war. With a cast of unforgettable characters and a sharp, witty tone, this noir fantasy is not to be missed.
Magical in how he creates a world out of nothing and characters so well drawn that you’ll think Joe takes trips to this magical place and interviews these people. – source
In a desolate, post-apocalyptic America, a father and son trek towards an unknown West Coast in a desperate attempt to survive. Armed only with a pistol, scavenged supplies, and each other, they encounter danger and uncertainty at every turn. The Road is a heart-wrenching story of love and endurance in the face of catastrophic destruction. Cormac McCarthy's vivid prose paints a stark portrait of humanity's best and worst qualities.
No novel has ever captured the love a parent has for his child better than this book. – source
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