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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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Deep Survival
Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
by Laurence Gonzales (Jan 10, 2017)
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Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control o...
Joel McHale
I read this book 13 years ago, and I still think about it almost every week.     source
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How to Fly a Horse
The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
by Kevin Ashton (Sep 15, 2015)
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To create is human. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton has experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton demystifies the sacred act, leading us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and how...
Joel McHale
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
The Blade Itself
by Joe Abercrombie (Sep 08, 2015)
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The first novel in the First Law Trilogy and debut novel from New York Times bestseller, Joe Abercrombie.Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian -- leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman, das...
Joel McHale
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
The Book of Strange New Things
A Novel
by Michel Faber (Jun 30, 2015)
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It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggl...
Joel McHale
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
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy (Mar 28, 2006)
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The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, ...
Joel McHale
No novel has ever captured the love a parent has for his child better than this book.     source
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