Half Empty
  • Author : David Rakoff
  • Release Date : 21 September 2010
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Genre : Humor
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 0385533691
Ratings: 3.5
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Book Description: In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you’ll never be disappointed. Whether he’s taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or dealing with personal tragedy, Rakoff’s sharp observations and humorist’s flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the untapped power of negativity.

Half Empty

Half Empty

Author : David Rakoff
Publisher : Anchor
Genre : Humor
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In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you’ll never be disappointed. Whether he’s taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or ...

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Author : Rodrigo Aguilera
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Genre : Political Science
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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Genre : Psychology
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Author : Dan Schuck
Publisher : Bookbaby
Genre : Self-Help
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Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Publisher : SAGE
Genre : Education
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Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Genre : Self-Help
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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Publisher : Righter Bookstore
Genre : Christian poetry, American
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Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Publisher : AuthorHouse
Genre : Business & Economics
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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Genre : Education
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Publisher : Archway Publishing
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Author : Caroline Christian
Publisher : Author House
Genre : Humor
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So you tell someone you're having a bad day and they respond with "Oh, don't worry. Things will get better." Don't you just want to haul off and smack them? What you really want to do is take their happy-doodle attitude and stick it where the sun don't shine. Well, ...

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Publisher : International Monetary Fund
Genre : Nature
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This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimated at about $456 billion or 0.6 percent of global GDP in 2012. The paper suggests that getting economic incentives right, notably by reforming water pricing, ...