In 1944 Newark, devoted playground director Bucky Cantor, sidelined from the war due to his poor eyesight, watches in horror as the city's polio epidemic begins to ravage the children on his playground.
Depicts Curious George as he sings and claps along to the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-cake," adding extra verses about the postman, the ice cream man, and his best friend, the man in the yellow hat.
Interweaving narratives of the residents of Midland, Texas, a widower, a spinster, a treasure hunter, and a local beauty with big dreams are all connected by place and human longing against a backdrop of greed, regret, and redemption.
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents words that people cant keep straight, no matter how hard they try. It features helpful notes that provide guidance on tricky usage issues: the confusion between lend and loan, between plurality and majority, whether free rein is spelled rein or reign.
IN 2008, TWO BROKE ART SCHOOL GRADUATES AND THEIR CODER-WHIZ FRIEND SET UP A PLATFORM THAT IN LESS THAN A DECADE BECAME ONE OF THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE WORLD. NOW VALUED AT $31 BILLION, AIRBNB IS IN THE VERY TOP TIER OF SILICON VALLEYS UNICORN STARTUPS.
YET THE COMPANY HAS NOT BEEN WITHOUT CONTROVERSY DISRUPTING A $500 BILLION HOTEL INDUSTRY MAKES YOU A FEW ENEMIES. THIS IS ALSO A STORY OF REGULATORS WHO WANT TO SHUT IT DOWN, HOTEL INDUSTRY LEADERS WHO WANT IT TO DISAPPEAR AND NEIGHBOURHOODS THAT STRUGGLE WITH PRIVATE HOMES OPEN FOR PUBLIC RENTAL. BUT BEYOND THE HEADLINES AND THE HORROR STORIES, AIRBNB HAS CHANGED THE TERMS OF TRAVEL FOR A WHOLE GENERATION WHERE A SENSE OF BELONGING HAS BUILT TRUST BETWEEN HOSTS AND GUESTS SEEKING A MORE ORIGINAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE THAT HOTELS HAVE STRUGGLED TO REPLICATE.