The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Middle School Book

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Homework, hormones, heartache… middle school has no shortage of perils. Never fear, the authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series return with a survival guide for those who are facing—or just about to face—this big transitional time in school and life. The handbook is packed with funny-but-useful tips for the trickiest situations that crop up in middle school, like taking charge of a too-busy homework schedule, dealing with a cold shoulder from a friend who has suddenly become just too cool, avoiding common e-mail and cell phone disasters, and more.

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Full name - Benjamin Allen H.

Winters. Ben H.

Winters is an American writer of the September 2009 New York Times bestselling parody novel Sense and Sensibility and Reptiles of the Sea. His second novel, Android Karenina, was published in June 2010. As a journalist, Ben has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines. In addition, he has written a number of the popular reference books in The Worst-Case Scenario Seriese. Ben edited The Jewish Comedy Thesaurus (2007) and has worked for theater. He created the children`s libretto The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, A (Tooth) Fairy Tale, and Uncle Pirate. They are all published. He also wrote the novel for teenagers “The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman ". Ben Winters graduated from Washington University in St.

Louis, Missouri in 1998, where he was a member of the comedy group Mama`s Pot Roast. Ben lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Diana and two children. The eldest daughter`s name is Rosalie. When asked about hobbies and hobbies, he answers: the history of America, Ancient Rome, Greece, the origin of words, detective novels, comics about superheroes, comedies, the Brooklyn Bridge, punk rock, pop music and their own children. Taken from Official site On the eve of the release of "Karenina" Ben Winters gave an interview " Afishe ".  "Android Karenin": Tolstoy`s novel fell victim to a cynical business idea!  The novel "Android Karenina" is being published in the USA. This is a project of one of the publishers that specializes in a "mash" of classics and modern fiction. Tolstoy`s work was not chosen by chance - firstly, there is no copyright for it, and secondly, "Anna Karenina" is known very well in the States - this novel is very popular due to its numerous film adaptations. The title of the book suggests that the iron robot on the cover is of noble origin. "Android Karenina" - a work by Leo Tolstoy, which was decided to put on stage, for example, Nemirovich-Danchenko, and to film Julien Duvivier - hastily rewrites at the request of the publishing house Ben Winters. He immodestly places his last name next to Lev Nikolaevich`s after scenes from comics and science fiction have been mixed with the classical text. "The action takes place in Russia in the 19th century, but each hero has a robot partner.

Each android reflects the hero`s personality like a mirror.

Vronsky`s android is a slippery wolf that follows him.

Karenina`s android is elegant," says Jason Reclack, creative director publishing houses. Iron monsters rebel against the classic characters - Count Vronsky, Anna Karenina, Kitty. The struggle between people and machines ends on the pages of the novel at the platform, this is what little remains of Leo Tolstoy`s pen. The grandson of the writer Vladimir Tolstoy calls such a free presentation hooliganism, refusing to comment on the literary project. A small publishing house in Philadelphia embarks on this path by releasing a hybrid of Jane Austin`s novel with a sci-fi thriller called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. When a book makes it to the top three New York bestsellers, the creative director at the publishing house puts two columns on a sheet of paper, one for classics, the other for comics and horror films, and begins to connect them at random with lines. Sales are skyrocketing. "We are releasing a million copies, the book is being translated into 20 languages, we are selling the film rights to a company owned by Natalie Portman in Hollywood.

Hopefully the film will come out next year," says David Borgenicht, president of the publishing house. The books of the publishing house, after a laudatory review in The New York Times, are included in the curriculum of the University of Pennsylvania - the course of literature will diversify "Android Karenina". When an American publisher crosses Russian classics and such a direction of science fiction as steampunk, he pulls heroes out of the nobility of St.

Petersburg and Moscow in the second half of the 19th century and sends them into the world of robots, not because he wants to retell the story of the tragic love between Karenina and Vronsky in modern language. This idea is a cynical business project that the publisher does not hesitate to make clear. Leo Tolstoy`s works are not copyrighted in the United States, so any literary trick can get away with.

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