Like it or not, you can't choose the family you're related to by blood. It just... happens. And most of the time, it turns out pretty good.
But some families are so poisonous that it isn't just bad to be a part of the clan. It's also bad to be associated with them in any way, even from the outside. Below is a list of families that I wouldn't want to be a part of, but equally as importantly, wouldn't want my circles to intersect with in any way. They're that bad.
"[I]t's our game; that's the chief fact in connection with it: America's game; it has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere; it belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly as our Constitution's laws; is just as important in the sum total of our historic life." -- Walt Whitman
My friends and I love baseball. Simply put. Each year, we make predictions about the playoffs and the various titles. During the season, we never fail to talk about the latest baseball news—injuries, trades, and other developments. With Opening Day the other day, our talk recently turned to great baseball books. So I’ve compiled a list of what we think are the ten best. The list runs the gamut from fiction to memoir to historical study on topics both broad and specific.
Convention season is upon us, Quirk fans. And we are psyched. We love heading to these events, and spending time with all of you!
This month, we're heading off to C2E2 in Chicago from April 25th to April 27th. You'll be able to find me and Nicole De Jackmo at Booth #520, selling books, giving away swag, and dishing out high fives galore.
Finished copies of Tic-Tac-Tomeby Willy Yonkers are also up for grabs. As always, if you're a blogger interested in scoring a copy of any of these, for your website, YouTube channel, whatever, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at Quirk, we like to laugh. As a publisher who takes a lot of joy in making people smile, comedy is important to us. So when comedy legend Carol Leifer's book found its way into our office... well, we just couldn't wait to publish it.
One, you can enter the Rafflecopter below by following us and Carol. Easy as that! We're giving away five books there.
Two, you can share some of the bits of wisdom here on Twitter. Tweet out one of these quote images with #HowtoSucceed and a link to the book's page (http://www.quirkbooks.com/howtosucceed). We'll pick five of you at random at the end of next week! And yes, you can enter multiple times. After all, we've got three images to share! The one up top, and the two right below.