Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker
Author by: Michael Lewis
Release: 2010-03-15
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0393066258
Language: en
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

The Liar s Dictionary

The Liar s Dictionary
Author by: Eley Williams
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780735281509
Language: en
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An exhilarating, clever, funny debut novel from a prize-winning talent, chronicling the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman who decodes his trail of made-up words a century later. Will enthrall readers of CS Richardson, Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Mountweazel n. the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. Peter Winceworth is a lexicographer in Victorian-era London, toiling away at the letter "S" for a multi-volume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Secretly, he begins to insert unauthorized fictitious entries into the dictionary in an attempt to assert some artistic freedom. In the present day, Mallory is a young intern employed by the same publisher. Her task is to uncover these mountweazels before the dictionary is digitized. She also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Why, she wonders, is the change in the definition of "marriage" so upsetting to the caller? And does the caller really intend for the publisher's staff to "burn in hell"? As these two narratives, characters and times entwine, both Winceworth and Mallory discover how they might negotiate the complexities of the nonsensical, relentless, untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life. An exhilarating debut from a formidably brilliant young writer, The Liar's Dictionary celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity and joy of language.

We Were Liars

We Were Liars
Author by: E. Lockhart
Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Delacorte Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780375984402
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Liar s Moon

Liar s Moon
Author by: Mary Anne Wilson
Release: 1989
Editor: Harlequin Books
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0373072929
Language: en
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The Liar

The Liar
Author by: Stephen Fry
Release: 2010-08-24
Editor: Random House
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781409007722
Language: en
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The brilliant and outrageous debut novel from British actor, comedian, author, presenter, journalist and national treasure, Stephen Fry. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. Praise for The Liar: 'A quite brilliant first novel' Sunday Times 'Sublime' Cosmopolitan 'The Liar is hilarious - page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy' Literary Review

Lies

Lies
Author by: Al Franken
Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 421
ISBN: 0452285216
Language: en
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Offers a whimsical critique of the Right, exposing their deceptive practices, challenging conceptions about the media's liberal bias, and identifying inconsistencies in the Bush administration.

The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series

The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series
Author by: Jeff Lenburg
Release: 1983
Editor: Da Capo Press
Pages: 190
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040551397
Language: en
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Gives credits and episode titles for theatrical and television cartoons and briefly sketches each series' history

Lies and Liars

Lies and Liars
Author by: Gini Graham Scott
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781634503884
Language: en
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Approximately 12 million Americans, or one in twenty-five, are sociopaths. But what does this statistic mean? What exactly is a sociopath? What do they do to be labeled as such? And how many people are affected by them? While everyday lying has become acceptable and even socially necessary, it is often difficult to discover when someone is manipulating you through lies or other actions. Since a sociopath has no conscience, he or she feels no remorse about piling lie on top of lie until, eventually, the façade comes crashing down and he or she is exposed. When Dr. Scott was warned about a film producer she had hired, she confronted the woman, only to be fed explanations and excuses. Eventually, Scott found that she had been the victim of this sociopath for five years, along with many others. In this book, she delves into medical research on sociopaths as well as interviews with sociopaths and victims alike to provide a comprehensive picture of this mental disorder. Lies and Liars also includes information about: The types of lies told by sociopaths in different situations The relationships between sociopaths and victims Recognizing when someone is lying How to deal with a suspected or discovered sociopathic liar The odds are very high that you know a sociopath already, so figure out what signs to look for to prevent yourself or your loved ones being manipulated or harmed.

Keith Waterhouse Billy Liar

Keith Waterhouse  Billy Liar
Author by: Waterhouse,Neil McEwan
Release: 1990
Editor: Longman Group
Pages: 70
ISBN: IND:30000027225030
Language: en
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Liar Spy

Liar   Spy
Author by: Rebecca Stead
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780375899539
Language: en
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The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING—TODAY! That’s how he meets his twelve-year-old neigh­bor Safer. He and Georges quickly become allies—and fellow spies. Their assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer’s requests become more and more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend? “Will touch the hearts of kids and adults alike.” —NPR Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more!

Liar

Liar
Author by: Lynn Crosbie
Release: 2006
Editor: House of Anansi
Pages: 149
ISBN: 9780887847455
Language: un
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A book-length narrative poem, this sassy, confessional, intoxicating, and heartbreaking work charts the ups and downs of a torrid love affair. From illusions of permanence and ownership to the pain of estrangement, Liar masterfully explores feelings familiar to anyone who has ever loved — and lost. Crosbie also goes beyond this territory, examining the lover’s own complicity in her joy and suffering. Liar is a grotesque, beautiful meditation on the nature of love.

Time

Time
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015009217483
Language: en
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The Patron Saint of Liars

The Patron Saint of Liars
Author by: Ann Patchett
Release: 2011-04-19
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780547548401
Language: en
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In 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett launched her remarkable career with the publication of her debut novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. On this 25th anniversary, read the best-selling book that is “beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion” (Boston Herald). St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth's extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. Rose's past won't be kept away, though, even by St. Elizabeth's; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.

O teatro e a interpela o do real

O teatro e a interpela    o do real
Author by: International Association of Theatre Critics. Congress,Maria Helena Serôdio
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 260
ISBN: UVA:X002546000
Language: en
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No 11.o Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Críticos de Teatro, realizado na Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, participaram representantes de 25 países, incluindo importantes teóricos, ensaístas e críticos, bem como dramaturgos, encenadores e actores. Este livro contém as comunicações com reflexões que interessam aos estudiosos e especialistas de teatro e a todos os amantes deste vector cultural.

The Liar S Daughter Unab

The Liar S Daughter  Unab
Author by: Laurie Graham
Release: 2014-07-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 184866611X
Language: un
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Twenty first century American Novelists

Twenty first century American Novelists
Author by: Matthew J. Bruccoli,Richard Layman
Release: 2004
Editor: Dictionary of Literary Biograp
Pages: 425
ISBN: STANFORD:36105118019905
Language: en
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Authors at the dawn of the twenty-first century focus, predictably on topics that influence their society. Recurring with notable frequency in the writing of contemporary American authors are issues such as the environment, gender roles, terrorism and ecoterrorism, domestic abuse, religion and spirituality, technology, sexual and racial identities, the economy, the family and its construction, drug use and its social ramifications, and a resurgence in regionalism.

Liar Spy

Liar   Spy
Author by: Rebecca Stead
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Yearling Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780375850875
Language: un
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The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: what is a lie, and what is a game? How far is too far to go for your only friend? Like the dazzling When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy will keep readers guessing until the end. Praise for Liar & Spy • A Junior Library Guild Selection • A New York Times Bestseller • An Indie Bestseller • Kirkus Reviews starred review • Publishers Weekly starred review • The Horn Book starred review • School Library Journal starred review • The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books starred review • Autumn 2012 Kids’ Indie Next List • Nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013 • Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Books 2012 List • Publishers Weekly Best of Children’s Fiction 2012 • School Library Journal Best of Children’s Fiction 2012 List • The Horn Book’s Best of 2012 List • Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012 for Kids List • Amazon’s Best of the Year, Middle Grade (#3) • A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2012 • Holiday gift guides: Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times • NPR Outstanding “Backseat” Reads for Ages 9-14, NPR’s Backseat Book Club • One of The Atlantic Wire’s 25 favorite middle grade and young adult book covers of 2012 • The Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2012 • The Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012 • The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2012 Blue Ribbons List

The Liar and the Lieutenant in the Plays of Pierre Corneille

The Liar and the Lieutenant in the Plays of Pierre Corneille
Author by: Ian Dalrymple McFarlane
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 20
ISBN: WISC:89017241381
Language: en
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On Bullshit

On Bullshit
Author by: Harry G. Frankfurt
Release: 2009-01-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781400826537
Language: en
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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

Magic for Liars

Magic for Liars
Author by: Sarah Gailey
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Tor Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250174604
Language: un
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A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in Magic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey. Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it. Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she’s perfectly fine. She doesn't in any way wish she was like Tabitha, her estranged, gifted twin sister. Ivy Gamble is a liar. When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister—without losing herself. “An unmissable debut.”—Adrienne Celt, author of Invitation to a Bonfire At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.