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  • Billy Crystal

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A book with a thousand laughs entwined with unknown stories about some of the most popular movies of the past decades.' --Steve Martin 'This book is kick-ass funny and truly unique. A Hollywood autobiography with only one wife, no rehab, a loving family and loyal friends.' --Robin Williams 'Billy Crystal is a national treasure. Thank God he wrote this hilarious and emotional book because now I don't have to and I'll still have something personal to give everyone at Christmas.' --Bette Midler In this book Billy Crystal, currently starring in the new TV show THE COMEDIANS as an aging comic, gives a hilarious and heartfelt account of what it's REALLY...read more

  • Billy Crystal

    Nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the Spoken Word category! Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians, now that he's 65, and a look back at a remarkable career. Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like 'Buying the Plot' and 'Nodding Off,' Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most...read more

  • David Crystal

    Some people say sconn, while others say schown. He says bath, while she says bahth. You say potayto. I say potahto And- -wait a second, no one says potahto. No one's ever said potahto. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English. Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don't. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about 'correct' pronunciation. But how did all these accents come about, and why do people feel so strongly about them? Are regional...read more

  • Crystal Wright

    Black voters have overwhelmingly supported the Democratic Party for the last fifty years-and for their loyalty, black Americans have been rewarded with worsening schools, collapsed families, skyrocketed incarceration rates, disappearing jobs, and rising crime. Crystal Wright, editor of the blog Conservative Black Chick, exposes how the Democratic Party has systematically betrayed black voters.Democrats have pulled a big con job on blacks in America. Black voters have overwhelmingly supported the Democratic Party for the last fifty years. Where has that support gotten the black community? Democrats have let black incarceration rates rise and marriage rates drop. They've let entire...read more

  • Crystal Paine

    From one of Nielsen's Top 50 Power Moms comes advice you can take to the bank—literally! Crystal Paine, who has helped busy women everywhere take control of their finances, presents her most effective strategies designed for families of all sizes and income levels. With hundreds of inspiring “why didn’t I think of that?” tips, plus worksheets, Paine breaks down your goals into easy, manageable steps so you can: • Achieve a complete financial makeover • Set up a realistic budget • Never pay retail • Slash your grocery bill • Organize your time & your home • Use coupons wisely • Pay with cash only • Live simply •...read more

  • Crystal Rasmussen

    “This book changed my life. Tom Rasmussen’s honesty, vulnerability, and fearlessness jump out of every page and every word. It is the queer bible I’ve always needed.” —Sam Smith, singer and songwriter This program is read by the author. In this program, listeners will find glamour and gaffes on and off the stage, clarifying snippets of queer theory, terrifyingly selfish bosses, sex, quick sex, KFC binges, group sex, the kind of honesty that banishes shame, glimmers of hope, blazes of ambition, tender sex, mad dashes in last night's heels plus a full face of make-up, and a rom-com love story for the ages. This is where the unspeakable becomes the celebrated. This is the diary...read more

  • Christopher Bliss

    'Penguin's fine pandemic audio festival delivers hours of laughs from comedy's most creative talents.' - The Observer 'An absolutely cracking lineup' - The Guardian 'A marvellous wheeze, almost like attending a private stand-up gig' - The I Brought to you by Penguin. The show has been called off. The show must go on.... Penguin is proud to bring you its very own audio comedy festival, featuring acts who would have performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020, developed in association with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Containing nearly eight hours of hilarious original material from some of the finest comedians on the circuit, listeners can laugh along as...read more

  • Alex Tresniowski

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller, Waking Up in Heaven, comes an extraordinary story about Crystal McVea’s personal transformation after visiting heaven and how readers can experience heaven themselves—and live a more meaningful life. On December 10, 2009, Crystal McVea was being treated in a hospital for pancreatitis. Her heart stopped pumping for nine minutes before doctors managed to revive her. In those nine minutes, she went to heaven, stood with God, and was forever changed. Ever since Crystal’s incredible experience, her life has been profoundly different. She has become a brand new person in every conceivable way—heart, mind, soul, and...read more

  • Crystal Andrus Morissette

    The Emotional Edge is an exciting expansion of Crystal's successful brand-she has tackled weight management, confidence building, and spiritual growth, and now she combines all that and more into her most powerful program yet. The Emotional Edge is a guide for letting go of the past and embracing a more empowered future. This audiobook is spiritual self-help designed to teach readers how to overcome behavioral ruts and engage the world from a happier, more empowered place. Listeners will use exercises, meditations, and paradigm-shifting anecdotes to create a healthier self-perception, and from there will discover new ways to face the world with a happier and more successful...read more

  • Crystal Marie Fleming

    A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and...read more

  • Crystal Rasmussen

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Diary of a Drag Queen, written and read by Tom Rasmussen. Life's a drag... 'Stories like the one where you shagged a 79-year-old builder and knocked over his sister’s ashes while feeding him a Viagra. Or the time you crashed your car because you were giving a hand job in barely moving traffic and took your eye off the car in front. That’s the kind of dinner-party ice-breaker I’m talking about.' Northern, working-class and shagging men three times her age, Crystal writes candidly about her search for ‘the one’; sleeping with an editor in an attempt to become a world famous journalist; getting hired and fired by a well-known...read more

  • Crystal Duffy

    Twin-to-Twin is one twenty-nine-year-old mother's harrowing and inspiring adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy. But this isn't only a book about pregnancy. It's also an inspirational story to which all women can relate, especially when confronting any type of adversity. One minute Crystal was sitting at a candlelight dinner in Paris with her husband. The next she was back home in Houston, sitting in her OB-GYN's office concerned that she was having a second miscarriage. That wasn't the news he delivered. Instead, she found out she was pregnant with twins! Since Crystal and her husband Ed already had a two-year-old daughter, Abigail, she couldn't imagine why mothering twins would be...read more

  • Crystal Paine

    Do you worry that you're messing up your kids? Do you get stressed when you think about their futures? New York Times bestselling author Crystal Paine knows how you feel. A mom of four, Crystal has struggled with anxiety over parenting. She wanted to parent with grace, instead of a system of rules where kids are expected to do all the right things. She wanted to be a safe place for her children, and she definitely didn't want to be remembered as the sort of mom who yelled, wounded her kids with words, or worse, cared more about her reputation than her kids' hearts. In this book, Crystal shares the life-changing lessons that God has been teaching her about raising kids with love and grace....read more

  • David Crystal

    In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as 'preposition' and 'conjunction' now often confound children and adults alike. Explaining the nuts and bolts of grammar presents a special challenge, because - far more than is the case with spelling and punctuation - the subject is burdened with a centuries-old history of educational practice that many will recall as anything but glamorous. One of the world's foremost authorities on the English language, Crystal sets out to rid grammar of its undeserved reputation as a dry and...read more

  • David Crystal

    In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ("roe," in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ("loaf") to cutting-edge words ("twittersphere"), and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ("and," "what") to the more fanciful ("fopdoodle"), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure, and the downright...read more

  • David Crystal

    We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings of eloquence in this lively analysis. Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking-from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone. He explains what is going on moment by moment and examines each facet of eloquence. He also investigates topics...read more

  • Crystal Stine

    Trade comparison for contentment. Self-criticism for confidence. Insecurity for peace. You feel the pressures from society, social media, and even yourself weighing heavy upon you: do more, be better, try harder. No matter how well you can fake it, this hustle to act like the model woman, wife, mother, and friend leaves you feeling exhausted and unworthy. Crystal Stine spent years striving to meet those same impossible standards, only to realize this struggle was diminishing the woman God made her to be. In Quieting the Shout of Should, she shares how her heavenly Father transformed her priorities when she traded guilt and burnout for obedience and worship. ...read more

  • Jennifer-Crystal Johnson

    If you want to learn how to self publish, then get 'How To Self Publish' guide written by a real life author and self publisher Jennifer-Crystal Johnson. How to Self Publish by Jennifer-Crystal Johnson is an in-depth look at some of the most important skills for aspiring self-published authors and individuals considering founding an independent publishing company. With over ten years of writing and editing experience, Johnson points out some of the most common mistakes self-published authors make, how to avoid them, and some free tools to get your work looking professional and polished. With sections on the writing, editing, and revision processes as well as eBook formatting tips,...read more

  • Alex Tresniowski

    An inspirational memoir of near-death experience, rebirth, divine mercy, and finding faith. On December 10, 2009, McVea, a thirty-two-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital for a routine procedure. While undergoing treatment, her face suddenly turned a dark shade of blue, then black. Her mother screamed for help, and a nurse tried to revive her…to no avail. Today, Crystal does not remember what happened in that hospital room during the nine minutes she was unconscious and unable to breathe on her own. She has no memory of the panic and the rushing nurses and the loud cries of “Code Blue.” She only remembers drifting off…and waking up in...read more

  • Sally Lloyd-Jones

    This special Easter audiobook bundle includes three timeless children’s classics: Easter Gift for Me by Crystal Bowman - In Easter Gift for Me, Jesus comes to Earth to teach people about God. “But some of the people did not understand the way Jesus fit into God’s special plan.” He died on a cross, and that was sad. But he came alive again and lives in heaven today! And he is there and waiting for us to join him. Lily’s Easter Party by Crystal Bowman - This Easter, Lily’s mom and dad plan an egg hunt that goes beyond chocolate bunnies, and you can, too! Based on the bestselling teaching tool...read more