Our Numbered Days

Author: Neil Hilborn
Publisher: Button Poetry
ISBN: 9781943735075
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Poetry

When you're dumb enough for long enough, you're gonna meet someone too smart to love you, and they're gonna love you anyway, and it's gonna go so poorly, Neil Hilborn writes in his debut full-length collection, OUR NUMBERED DAYS. In 2013, Hilborn's poem "OCD" went viral, and has amassed over 11 million views to date. While this collection ruminates on love, heartbreak, and mental illness, these poems are anything but saccharine. Hilborn uses the same humor and self-deprecation that propelled "OCD" to success in order to make his unmatched vulnerability all the more powerful. Ultimately, Hilborn is a poet of the people: his work is accessible, honest, and entertaining a revitalizing entry in contemporary poetry.

Our Numbered Days

Author: Neil Hilborn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989641562
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre:

Poetry. "When you're dumb enough for long enough, you're gonna meet someone too smart to love you, and they're gonna love you anyway, and it's gonna go so poorly," Neil Hilborn writes in his debut full-length collection, OUR NUMBERED DAYS. In 2013, Hilborn's poem "OCD" went viral, and has amassed over 11 million views to date. While this collection ruminates on love, heartbreak, and mental illness, these poems are anything but saccharine. Hilborn uses the same humor and self-deprecation that propelled "OCD" to success in order to make his unmatched vulnerability all the more powerful. Ultimately, Hilborn is a poet of the people: his work is accessible, honest, and entertaining—a revitalizing entry in contemporary poetry.

Our Endless Numbered Days

Author: Claire Fuller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241969014
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Fiction

WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2015 'Fuller handles the tension masterfully in this grown-up thriller of a fairytale, full of clues, questions and intrigue.' - The Times 'Extraordinary...From the opening sentence it is gripping' - Sunday Times 1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother's grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change. Her survivalist father, who has been stockpiling provisions for the end which is surely coming soon, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared. Her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival. And a tiny wooden hut that is Everything.

Our Days Are Numbered

Author: Jason Brown
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 9780771016738
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

A revealing and entertaining look at the world, as viewed through mathematical eyeglasses. From the moment our feet touch the floor in the morning until our head hits the pillow, numbers are everywhere. And yet most of us go through each day unaware of the mathematics that shapes our lives. In fact, many people go through life fearing and avoiding mathematics, making choices that keep it at arm’s length or further. Even basic math — like arithmetic — can seem baffling. In Our Days Are Numbered, Jason Brown leads the reader through a typical day, on a fascinating journey. He shows us the world through a mathematician's eyes and reveals the huge role that mathematics plays in our lives. It lies hidden within the electronics we use, the banking we do, and even the leisure activities we enjoy. Whether we’re putting a down payment on a new car, reading the financial pages, or listening to our favourite songs, math is behind it all. At once entertaining and informative, Our Days Are Numbered covers an array of mathematic concepts and explores the hidden links between mathematics and everyday life. Brown reveals that a basic understanding of math can make us more creative in the way we approach the world. From the Hardcover edition.

Numbered Days

Author: Alexandra Garbarini
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300135033
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

Terrorist attacks regularly trigger the enactment of repressive laws, setting in motion a vicious cycle that threatens to devastate civil liberties over the twenty-first century. In this clear-sighted book, Bruce Ackerman peers into the future and presents an intuitive, practical alternative. He proposes an 'emergency constitution' that enables government to take extraordinary actions to prevent a second strike in the short run while prohibiting permanent measures that destroy our freedom over the longer run. Ackerman's 'emergency constitution' exposes the dangers lurking behind the popular notion that we are fighting a war on terror. He criticizes court opinions that have adopted the war framework, showing how they uncritically accept extreme presidential claims to sweeping powers. Instead of expanding the authority of the commander-in-chief, the courts should encourage new forms of checks and balances that allow for decisive, but carefully controlled, presidential action during emergencies. In making his case, Ackerman explores emergency provisions in constitutions ranging from France to South Africa, retaining aspects that work and adapting others. He shows that no country today is well equipped to both fend off terrorists and preserve fundamental liberties, drawing particular attention to recent British reactions to terrorist attacks. Written for thoughtful citizens throughout the world, this book is democracy's constitutional reply to political excess in the sinister era of terrorism.

How Our Days Became Numbered

Author: Dan Bouk
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226259178
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Long before the age of "Big Data" or the rise of today's "self-quantifiers," American capitalism embraced "risk"- and proceeded to number our days. This book tells a story of corporate culture remaking American culture - a story of intellectuals and professionals in and around insurance companies.

Clatter

Author: Neil Hilborn
Publisher: Button Poetry
ISBN: 9781943735228
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Poetry

Clatter is a chapbook by Neil Hilborn, produced in the aftermath of his severe concussion in a bicycle accident. Written in museums, ex-girlfriends' kitchens, and Mexico, the chapbook showcases Hilborn's breadth of style as well as his humor, and represents a unique glimpse into the writer's early work.

A Poet of the People

Author: Gordon Bostic
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781682891179
Release Date: 2016-01-22
Genre: Poetry

Poetry is not about alliteration. As a medium, it should express the hopes and dreams, and trials and tribulations of everyday life. Poetry can tell stories of the people we pass on the street each day. A Poet of the People brings the tales of everyday life to reflect on our dreams, aspirations, short comings, and failures.

Depression Other Magic Tricks

Author: Sabrina Benaim
Publisher: Button Poetry
ISBN: 9781943735266
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Poetry

Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim's wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.

Helium

Author: Rudy Francisco
Publisher: Button Poetry
ISBN: 9781943735358
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Poetry

Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole. Ultimately, Rudy's work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty.

They Say Our Days Are Numbered

Author: Ian Salmon
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 9781785312496
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In 1985, a much younger Ian Salmon wanted to become a Liverpool FC season-ticket holder, and a regular at Anfield - but life had other plans in store. Finally, in 2015 he inherited his late father's season ticket and took ownership of his seat, one which had been in his family for decades, arriving just in time for a season of change. A season which would see the redevelopment of the main stand around it and make his new seat's very future an uncertain one. Uncertainty was also just as apparent out on the field; high-profile signings arrived, Brendan Rodgers departed and bespectacled German Jurgen Klopp, who'd achieved legendary status via his exploits at Borussia Dortmund, entered in a blaze of glory. Still, inconsistency and injury threatened to derail all hope. Fighting on two fronts, at home and in Europe, could Klopp make it a season to remember for the Anfield faithful? They Say Our Days are Numbered is Liverpool Football Club's 2015/16 season through one fan's eyes.

Swimming Lessons

Author: Claire Fuller
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 9781941040522
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Fiction

Elle's Most Anticipated Books by Women A Most Anticipated Book at Buzzfeed, Goodreads, NYLON, Bustle, and Reader's Digest From the author of the award-winning and word-of-mouth sensation Our Endless Numbered Days comes an exhilarating literary mystery that will keep readers guessing until the final page. Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but he’s getting older and this unlikely sighting is chalked up to senility. Flora, who has never believed her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to Ingrid. But what Flora doesn’t realize is that the answers to her questions are hidden in the books that surround her. Scandalous and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious truths of a passionate and troubled marriage.

A Love Song A Death Rattle A Battle Cry

Author: Kyle Tran Myhre
Publisher: Button Poetry
ISBN: 9781943735372
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Poetry

One part mixtape, one part disorientation guide, and one part career retrospective, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre's debut looks you directly in the eye and doesn't let you flinch. Ranging from justice to love, community action to personal reflection, A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry is a dedication to craft. Clocking in before the rest of us are even awake, the book wastes no time. It does the work and beckons you to follow. A compilation of poems, lyrics and essays from the UN presenter, MC, and two-time National Poetry Slam champion, this book is a love song tucked into a grenade, a necessary call that demands a response.

When All Our Days Are Numbered

Author: Sasha Fletcher
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480417229
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Fiction

“Fletcher belongs to a new generation of writers who dare to risk language and imagination in equal measure. Every sharp line cuts and curls and the result is a world both familiar and exotic. This novella is part concept album, part epic poem, part twisted fable. A dream and a flood.” —Robert Lopez