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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?

This Mother’s Day, Scribd is for Moms

Here at Scribd, we are all about Mother’s Day. Seriously. Not only are we hosting a special Mother’s Day themed Author Series event on May 8th – we’ve designed a special Mother’s Day gift subscription!MothersDayGC520

But we didn’t stop there. We curated a special collection of “Books for Moms” that are sure to bring a smile to any mother’s face. The collection is a mix of DIY, books on parenting, and top fiction. The only thing that could make this Mother’s Day any better would be you, cooking your mom breakfast in bed.

Daughter’s Keeper

In this powerhouse novel, Ayelet Waldman tells the story of an unconventional mother-daughter relationship so emotional redemptive readers can’t help but love it (and cry a little).

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How Eskimos Keep their Babies Warm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to raise a child in another country? Follow Mei-Ling Hopgood around the world on her hilarious, shocking, yet ultimately enlightening study of global parenting practices.

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Founding Mothers

From bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes an intimate and illuminating look at some of the most patriotic people in US history – the women who fought the American Revolution and helped shape our revolutionary history.

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The Gardener’s Calendar

For anyone that lives in the garden or loves all things homegrown, Pippa Greenwood’s monthly prompts and crucial tips are necessary to getting your gardening life in order.

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Dad feeling left out? Don’t worry…when his day comes, we’ll be ready for him!