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The First and Last Works
We Are What We Pretend To Be
Vonnegut's First and Last Works

Called "our finest black-humorist" by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Basic Training was never published in Vonnegut's lifetime. It appears to have been written in the late 1940s and is therefore Vonnegut's first ever novella. It is a bitter, profoundly disenchanted story that satirizes the military, authoritarianism, gender relationships, parenthood and most of the assumed mid-century myths of the family.

When Vonnegut passed away in 2007, he left his last novel unfinished. Entitled If God Were Alive Today, this last work is a brutal satire on societal ignorance and carefree denial of the world's major problems. Along with the two works of fiction, Vonnegut's daughter, Nanette shares reminiscences about her father and commentary on these two works—both exclusive to this edition. In this fiction collection, published in print for the first time, exist Vonnegut's grand themes: trust no one, trust nothing; and the only constants are absurdity and resignation, which themselves cannot protect us from the void but might divert.
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A Memoir
Rearview Mirror
A rags-to-riches, gritty, and inspirational memoir by Alana Stewart, the former wife of celebrity icons George Hamilton and Rod Stewart.
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A Mother-Daughter Love Story
Saving Each Other
The extraordinary journey of a mother and daughter who demonstrate how the power of love can transcend our greatest fears, while at the same time battling to find a cure for the incurable.
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Power Play
The newest Mack Bedford thriller from the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor.
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Why the United States Military Should Run Corporate America
TOPGUN on Wall Street
A revolutionary business approach by Lt. Cdr. Jeffery Lay and #1 New York Times bestselling author Patrick Robinson, describing one man's journey from the cockpit of F-14 fighter bombers to the boardrooms on Wall Street.
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The Compound Effect
The Compound Effect is an extraordinary operating system that shows how small, smart choices, plus consistency, plus time, equal a radical difference in one's life.
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A Legendary Business Leader Shows You How to Find Joy, Power, and Pride at Work
I’d Rather Be in Charge
Charlotte Beers, dubbed "the most powerful woman in advertising," takes female readers on a journey from within themselves and into the world of work, offering inspiring and practical advice.
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