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Laugh So Hard You’ll Pee, The 15 Funniest Lines From Sarah Silverman’s Book

If you haven’t read Sarah Silverman’s book The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, you’ll definitely want to. Unless you’re easily offended, in which you may want to take Harper Collin’s quick survey to see if this is the book for you.

Oh and did we mention the full book is available on Scribd? Start your free 30 day trial and read The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee today!

ON the key take aways from her book:

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On rich, thin, young blondes:

With all the religious and racial material I’ve done, the bulk of complaints and outcry have come from the advocates of what must be the hardest suffering of all minorities: über rich, thin, young blondes.

ON relentless nagging:

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Announcing: Perseus Books Now On Scribd!

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What do Friday Night Lights, Skinny Bitch, and Belly Laughs have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing new titles being added to Scribd this week!

We’re happy to announce a new partnership with The Perseus Books Group bringing thousands of their amazing books to our readers. You’ll find these new titles and more woven through our curated collections.

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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

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Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

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Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy

We’ll be adding more titles from Perseus all summer. So what do you say, Scribd readers – pretty awesome news, huh?

Announcing: HarperCollins New Release ‘Cycle of Lies’ Comes to Subscription

We are proud to announce we’ve just added our first-ever new release title from HarperCollins to subscription! Now our subscribers can dig into New York Times journalist Juliet Macur’s juicy and compelling tell-all about the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong in Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstong.

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Juliet Macur is an acclaimed sports columnist who scrupulously followed Armstrong through the rise (and fall) of his career. She was granted exclusive and unprecedented access to hours of private recordings by Armstrong’s mentor and father-figure, giving her a unique look at Armstrong as a man as well as an athlete. You can read the New York Times review of this page-turner here.

So what do you say, Scribd readers – curious? Start reading the book now and stay tuned for more exciting news about this book and its author!

 

Simon & Schuster Books Now On Scribd!

Remember how we said we get excited about giving our readers new books to read? Imagine a little kid jumping up an down before opening a giant present on their birthday – that’s how excited we are.

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We are thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with one of the largest publishing houses in the world, Simon & Schuster, giving our subscribers access to some amazing new reads. As of this morning, the Scribd library now includes more than 10,000 titles by classic and bestselling authors like Ray Bradbury, Mary Higgins Clark, Walter Isaacson, Frank McCourt, Rachael Ray, Annie Proulx, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

With so many amazing books to choose from, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Keep calm, Scribd readers; we’ve added many of these new titles into some of our favorite existing collections, including Classics and Kitchen Companions. Oh, and we also curated a new “Simon & Schuster Favorites” collection – just to get you started.

Stephen King, The Green Mile

Who knew that this top-notch story set on death row in a post-depression penitentiary was originally written as a serialized novel? Oh, and it was made into a movie starring Tom Hanks, too.

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Margaret Atwood, Dancing Girls

As a master of contemporary fiction, Margaret Atwood is known both for her award-winning sci-fi and her female-focused fiction. This collection of short stories incorporates her alluring prose while telling the stories of 14 ordinary people.

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Joseph Heller, Catch-22

This classic is one of the funniest, yet most poignant anti-war stories of our time. What is a Catch-22? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

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You now have more than 400,000 books right at your fingertips. Talk about a reader’s dream come true.

Spruce Up Your Weekend Reading List with These Newly Added Titles

We know we can get pretty hyped up about anything having to do with books,  but really, brings us joy like giving our readers new reading material. This week, we added some amazing titles to our library from publishers like HarperCollins, Workman, and Open Road Media. We’ve picked out a few of our favorites just to get you started.

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For anyone in  need of a good to laugh, try William Kuhn’s story about the British Queen’s escape from royalty, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, or Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue (perfect for any music loving San Francisco native). Mystery and suspense more your thing? The Art Forger should be right up your alley.

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If you’re in the mood to cook something this weekend, check out Balaboosta – 140 recipes for delicious Mediterranean food will get you a long way. If a literary adventure is more your style, you’ll love the way The Moviegoer transports you right into post-war New Orleans.

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Feeling a little overwhelmed? Judging a Book By Its Lover is a hilarious break down on must-read books and the people who (actually) read them. But you better get started- you’ve got a lot of reading to do this weekend!

Scribd Updates: Notes and Highlights are here!

Hey bookworms – reading on Scribd just got better! We just updated our iOS and Android mobile apps with some exciting new features:

  • Highlighting: Mark your favorite passages, paragraphs, and quotes – plus share them with your friends!
  • Notes: Jot down annotations and ideas as you read.
  • Image Zoom: Zoom in on maps and other illustrations for a closer look.

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Your notes, highlights, and bookmarks automatically sync across all of your mobile devices, and you can view all of them  on a per book basis. Kind of makes you want to start a new book, doesn’t it?

Scribd Reader Spotlight: Mother’s Day

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Clockwise from top right: Cherye E., Versana P., Dorothy Z., Cherye E.’s motto, Theresa J.

This Mother’s Day, we want to celebrate all of our Scribd readers who are mothers and all the mothers who are readers. So we asked four of our Scribd moms to share what they’re reading, why they love to read, and what they’re doing this Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to our own moms, and a huge thank you for all that you do.

How many kids do you have?

Versana P.: I have one son who is 32 years old. He is getting married in November and I will become a grandmother of three! I’m not only gaining a daughter, but awhole bushel of love.

Cherye E.: I have two sons: Jeff, age 33, a Major in the Air Force, and Tim, age 32, who works with me in our family business. I have grandpets. Do they count?

Theresa J.: I have 3 daughters (one deceased), 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a new great grandchild due in November. 

Dorothy Z.: I have one child — son Sebastian, a sophomore at Cornell University. Thanks to raising him, I met the Harry Potter series and Lemony Snicket’s books. I read to Sebastian growing up, everything from Fox in Socks to the complete Lord of the Rings. Once he learned to read, we went out to breakfast and read books every Sunday until he left home.

What are you doing this Mother’s Day?

Versana P.: I’ll be babysitting my grandkids while their mom gets some grown-up time. We will spend the day with my mom enjoying life and laughter.

Cherye E.: I am a workaholic. In my mind, I know I will be working — can’t help it. To avoid the crowds and bad service, my son Tim  will take me out to brunch on Monday. Quieter and calmer. Sunday night is game night with friends!

Theresa J.: My Mother’s Day will be a quieter one this year, as it will be my first since my daughter passed. 

Dorothy Z.: My Mother’s Day plans involve books — although mainly the editing of them (most of my freelance work involves editing). And, of course, I’ll call my mother!

Why do you think that reading is important?

Versana P.: There is an old adage that says, “Reading is Fundamental.” I remember the teacher who helped me learn how to read. It opened up a whole new world for me. I am not well-traveled, but I have been around the world on the rails of good books.

This is one of my favorite quotes: “When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” — Maya Angelou

Cherye E.: Reading keeps my mind active, boosts my imagination, takes me in new directions, lets me be more creative in my thinking, and exposes me to new ideas and viewpoints.  And it’s fun. I can do or be anything I want to be in my mind reading a book. I read a book a day. I live for books. Reading is educational. It relieves stress. I can not think of a better way to spend the day than to kick back and read. I have to read. It is my addiction.

Theresa J.: Reading takes me to a different world! 

Dorothy Z.: It shapes your brain; it enlarges your world; it’s how you learn. I think those kids who get a solid start in reading do better in every subject in school. After all, what subjects don’t involve reading? Reading and writing are a part of what makes us human. 

Since these moms read voraciously, they’ve created a collection just for our readers. Their picks include zombie books, courtoom dramas, literary fiction, and writing guides.

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We’d love to hear from other readers who are moms. What are your plans this Mother’s Day? Are you curling up with a good book?