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Обложка книги Medium Raw Medium Raw

 Автор: Anthony Bourdain

The long-awaited follow-up to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential

In the ten years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, from Monday fish to the breadbasket conspiracy, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business—and for Anthony Bourdain.

Medium Raw explores these changes, moving back and forth from the author's bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.

Beginning with a secret and highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs that he compares to a mafia summit, Bourdain pulls back the curtain—but never pulls his punches—on the modern gastronomical revolution, as only he can. Cutting right to the bone, Bourdain sets his sights on some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, the young superstar chef who has radicalized the fine-dining landscape; the revered Alice Waters, whom he treats with unapologetic frankness; the Top Chef winners and losers; and many more.

And always he returns to the question "Why cook?" Or the more difficult "Why cook well?" Medium Raw is the deliciously funny and shockingly delectable journey to those answers, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.

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Обложка книги Money. Неофициальная биография денег Money. Неофициальная биография денег

 Автор: Мартин Феликс

В этой книге Феликс Мартин спорит с самым распространенным взглядом на происхождение денег – с тем, что они появились как средство обмена одних товаров на другие.

Отталкиваясь от максимы «Меньше всего о воде знает рыба», он считает, что «ведущие экономисты мира» страдают непозволительной узостью взгляда и просто «не видят за деревьями леса». Анализируя значительный исторический материал (от Древней Месопотамии до наших дней, включая опыт Афин, Спарты, средневековых Англии и Франции и даже Советского Союза), Мартин приходит к выводу, что деньги – это в первую очередь социальная технология, своего рода регулятор общественных связей, и основное их предназначение – сглаживать и устранять конфликты. Деньги должны помогать обществу одновременно решать две задачи: обеспечивать экономическое развитие и сохранять социальную стабильность.

Современный капитализм, по мнению Феликса Мартина, хорошо зарекомендовал себя как локомотив развития, но отдал контроль за деньгами банкам и техническим специалистам, увязшим в своих умозрительных теориях и излагающим их на непонятном обществу языке. Злоупотребление силой денег со стороны финансовых институтов приводит к жестоким экономическим кризисам, раздирающим современное общество.

Обладая широким историческим и культурным кругозором, автор наполнил книгу массой интересных сведений, не перенасытив специальной терминологией. Написанная ярким, живым языком, она заинтересует не только финансистов, экономистов, историков и культурологов, но и самую широкую читательскую аудиторию.

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Обложка книги Mortuary Confidential Mortuary Confidential

 Автор: Harra Todd, McKenzie Ken

When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy.

From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell—and a special way of telling them.

In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death’s door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape.

Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked—in a wine bottle. And then meet their families—the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck.

If there’s one thing undertakers know, it’s that death drives people crazy. These are the best “bodies of work” from America’s darkest profession.


Praise for Mortuary Confidential

“Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book.”

—JONATHAN MABERRY, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of They Bite! and Rot & Ruin

“As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral.”


“Alternately poignant and peculiar, Mortuary Confidential is an insightful glimpse into the real lives of undertakers.”

—MELISSA MARR, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series

“I have always had an insatiable curiosity of anything that smacks of the tawdry. I suppose the ‘goings on’ around funeral parlors must fall under this category because I could not put this book down. Fascinating.”

—LESLIE JORDAN, Emmy Award–winning actor

“Curious, wildly honest stories that need to be told, but just not at the dinner table.”

—DANA KOLLMANN, author of Never Suck a Dead Man’s Hand
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Обложка книги Motorworld Motorworld

 Автор: Clarkson Jeremy

Jeremy Clarkson gets under the skin of 12 countries by looking at the cars people drive and how they drive them. Hilarious travel writing.

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Обложка книги Murder on the Orient Express Murder on the Orient Express

 Автор: Christie Agatha

 Серия: , Hercule Poirot

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 Автор: Goltz Horst von

Обложка книги My First Book My First Book

 Автор: Kipling Rudyard, Haggard Henry Rider, Stevenson Robert Louis, Harte Bret, Jerome Jerome Klapka, Besant Walter, Payn James, Russell Clark, Allen Grant, Caine Hall, Sims George Robert, Doyle Athur Conan, Braddon Mary Elizabeth, Robinson Frederick William, Ballantyne Robert Michael, Zangwill Israel, Roberts Morley, Murray David Christie, Corelli Marie, Winter John Strange, Quiller-Couch Arthur, Buchanan Robert Williams

My First Book: the experiences of Walter Besant, James Payn, W. Clark Russell, Grant Allen, Hall Caine, George R. Sims, Rudyard Kipling, A. Conan Doyle, M. E. Braddon, F. W. Robinson, H. Rider Haggard, R. M. Ballantyne, I. Zangwill, Morley Roberts, David Christie Murray, Marie Corelli, Jerome K. Jerome, John Strange Winter, Bret Harte, "Q.", Robert Buchanan, Robert Louis Stevenson, with an introduction by Jerome K. Jerome and 185 illustrations.

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Обложка книги My Planet My Planet

 Автор: Roach Mary

From acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach comes the complete collection of her “My Planet” articles published in Reader’s Digest. The quirky, brilliant author takes a magnifying glass to everyday life, exposing moments of hilarity in the mundane.

Best-selling author Mary Roach was a hit columnist in the Reader’s Digest magazine, and this book features the articles she wrote in that time. Insightful and hilarious, Mary explores the ins and outs of the modern world: marriage, friends, family, food, technology, customer service, dental floss, and ants—she leaves no element of the American experience unchecked for its inherent paradoxes, pleasures, and foibles.

On Cleanliness:

Ed has crud vision, and I don’t. I don’t notice filth. Ed sees it everywhere. I am reasonably convinced that Ed can actually see bacteria…. He confessed he didn’t like me using his bathrobe because I’d wear it while sitting on the toilet.

“It’s not like it goes in the water,” I protested, though if you counted the sash as part of the robe, this wasn’t strictly true.

On the Internet:

The Internet is a boon for hypochondriacs like me. Right now, for instance, I’m feeling a shooting pain on the side of my neck. A Web search produces five matches, the first three for a condition called Arnold-Chiari Malformation.

While my husband, Ed, reads over my shoulder, I recite symptoms from the list. “‘General clumsiness’ and ‘general imbalance,’” I say, as though announcing arrivals at the Marine Corps Ball. “‘Difficulty driving,’ ‘lack of taste,’ ‘difficulty feeling feet on ground.’”

“Those aren’t symptoms,” says Ed. “Those are your character flaws.”

On Fashion:

My husband recently made me try on a bikini. A bikini is not so much a garment as a cloth-based reminder that your parts have been migrating all these years. My waist, I realized that day in the dressing room, has completely disappeared beneath my rib cage, which now rests directly on my hips. I’m exhibiting continental drift in reverse.

On Eating Healthy:

So Ed and I were eating a lot of vegetables. Vegetables on pasta, vegetables on rice. This was extremely healthy, until you got to the part where Ed and I are found in the kitchen at 10 p.m., feeding on Froot Loops and tubes of cookie dough.

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