“Hilarious and Heartbreaking. Comedy shouldn’t take courage, but it made an exception for Bassem.” --Jon Stewart"The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"—the creator of The Program, the most popular television show in Egypt’s history—chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to political satirist, and offers crucial insight into the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution, and the turmoil roiling the modern Middle East, all of which inspired the documentary about his life, Tickling Giants.Bassem Youssef’s incendiary satirical news program, Al-Bernameg (The Program), chronicled the events of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, and the rise of Mubarak’s successor, Mohamed Morsi. Youssef not only captured his nation’s dissent but stamped it with his own brand of humorous political criticism, in which the Egyptian government became the prime laughing stock.So potent were Youssef’s skits, jokes, and commentary, the authoritarian government accused him of insulting the Egyptian presidency and Islam. After a six-hour long police interrogation, Youssef was released. While his case was eventually dismissed, his television show was terminated, and Youssef, fearful for his safety, fled his homeland. In Revolution for Dummies, Youssef recounts his life and offers hysterical riffs on the hypocrisy, instability, and corruption that has long animated Egyptian politics. From the attempted cover-up of the violent clashes in Tahrir Square to the government’s announcement that it had created the world’s first "AIDS cure" machine, to the conviction of officials that Youssef was a CIA operative—recruited by Jon Stewart—to bring down the country through sarcasm. There’s much more—and it’s all insanely true.Interweaving the dramatic and inspiring stories of the development of his popular television show and his rise as the most contentious funny-man in Egypt, Youssef’s humorous, fast-paced takes on dictatorship, revolution, and the unforeseeable destiny of democracy in the Modern Middle East offers much needed hope and more than a few healing laughs. A documentary about his life, Tickling Giants, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, and is now scheduled for major release.
Published by: Dey Street Books | Publication date: 03/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies (9781119293415) was previously published as Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies (9781118411230). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The easy way to make sense of investing when you're just starting out Today's 20- and 30-somethings have witnessed a miserable investment market during most, if not all, of their adult lives. But going forward, the opposite is more likely to be true. In order to build a retirement portfolio that is capable of covering expenses in your golden years, it is necessary to start saving and investing while you are young. Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies offers investment advice for taking the first steps as you star out on your own earning a livable income. Investing in your 20s & 30s For Dummies cuts to the chase by providing emerging professionals, like yourself, the targeted investment advice that you need to establish your own unique investment style. Covering everything from evaluating assets and managing risk to demystifying what the phrase "diversifying your portfolio" really means, this guide offers expert investment advice that you shouldn't be without.
- Helps you determine your investment timeline and goals
- Offers plain-English explanations of investment lingo
- Includes tips for investing while having debt
- Guidance on where and when to seek investment advice
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/31/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity – and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies:
- Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills
- Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis
- Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights
- Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 03/18/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Understand personal finance and put your money to work! Is your money working to increase your wealth? If not, it's time to take stock of your financial situation. Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition offers time-tested financial tips and advice on how to continue to grow your financial assets in light of the changing market and economic conditions. A new breed of fiscal consciousness has arisen—and it's high time for you to join the movement by taking control over your financial life. This relevant text guides you through major financial subject areas, such as budgeting, saving, getting out of debt, making timely investment choices, and planning for the future. By looking at all aspects of your financial wellbeing, you can pinpoint the areas in which you need to change your strategy, and can identify how you can use the assets you have to continue to grow and protect your wealth. Personal finance is an important topic, as your financial wellbeing has an integral impact on so many aspects of your life. Taking the pulse of your finances every now and then is critical to ensuring that you're on the right track—and to identifying the areas in which you can improve your financial strategies.
- Explore time-tested financial tips and advice that help improve your financial wellbeing
- Consider how different aspects of your financial life work with and against one another, and how to bring them into alignment to enhance your overall financial situation
- Discover updated recommendations and strategies that account for changing market and economic conditions
- Look at your financial situation from a new perspective, and understand what you can do to improve it
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 12/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages
The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start. Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 04/29/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 556 pages
Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible.
- Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs
- Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation
- Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music
- Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/20/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Learn about the human body from the inside outEvery year, more than 100,000 degrees are completed in biology or biomedical sciences. Anatomy and physiology classes are required for these majors and others such as life sciences and chemistry, and also for students on a pre-med track. These classes also serve as valable electives because of the importance and relevance of this subject's content.Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, appeals to students and life-learners alike, as a course supplement or simply as a guide to this intriguing field of science.With 25 percent new and revised content, including updated examples and references throughout, readers of the new edition will come to understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health.
- New examples, references, and case studies
- Updated information on how systems function in illness and in health
- Newest health discovers and insights into how the body works
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 04/12/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 360 pages
- The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply
- Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format
- Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages
- Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/27/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 255 pages
The easy way to invest in your financial future In the world of investing, slow and steady wins the race. With this mantra in mind, trusted author and finance guru Eric Tyson is back with the latest edition of the #1 bestselling book, Investing For Dummies, to help you achieve your investment goals. Inside, he offers time-tested advice on how to develop a winning investment strategy that matches your abilities with your expectations — all the while ensuring you're slowly and steadily growing your portfolio. No matter where you are in your investment planning, the recommendations and strategies in this popular and easy-to-follow reference offer everything you need to ramp up your portfolio. From the tax laws that affect investing decisions to the impact of the current political environment, this foolproof guide covers it all and gives you the confidence to invest like the pros.
- Develop and manage your portfolio in any market
- Choose investments that match your goals
- Navigate the world of online investing and robo advisors
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 456 pages
The key to perfecting your communication strategy Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, and expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke shares with you her top tips for successful communication in any situation. Packed with advice on active listening, building rapport with people, verbal and non-verbal communication, communicating using modern technology, and lots more, Communication Skills For Dummies is a comprehensive communication resource no professional should be without!
- Get ahead in the workplace
- Use effective communication skills to secure that new job offer
- Convince friends and family to support you on a new venture
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/05/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 264 pages