Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series,Thug Notes. Inside, you’ll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature’s most beloved classics, including:Things Fall Apart, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hamlet, The Catcher in the Rye,Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice, and more!
The series Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, Thug Notes has got you covered. You’ll certainly never look at literature the same way again.
Rose is about to get a taste of the sweet life
Rosie Hopkins's life is...comfortable. She has a steady nursing job, a nice apartment, and Gerard, her loyal (if a bit boring) boyfriend. And even though she might like to pursue a more rewarding career, and Gerard doesn't seem to have any plans to propose, Rosie's not complaining. Things could be worse. Right?
Life gets a bit more interesting when Rosie's mother sends her out to the country to care for her ailing great aunt Lilian, who owns an old-fashioned sweetshop. But as Rosie gets Lilian back on her feet, breathes a new life into the candy shop, and gets to know the mysterious and solitary Stephen—whose family seems to own the entire town—she starts to think that settling for what's comfortable might not be so great after all.
Customers can’t seem to get enough red velvet. Like cupcakes, donuts, cake balls, and whoopie pies, red velvet creations are both homey and comforting and hip and cool. They are the latest retro-baking craze. Red velvet has conquered lots of new territory in recent years and Deborah Harroun’s The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook is the first and only book devoted to this hot topic. She has perfected the classics, as well as a host of new, inventive uses for this popular combination. In 50 recipes, and with full-color photos, Harroun has come up with all manner of red velvet donuts, waffles, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, icebox cakes, mug cakes, cheesecakes, and even a molten lava cake. Harroun also treats the reader to a dozen cookies, brownies, and bars, plus red velvet rolls and breads. Red velvet cannoli, eclairs, snowballs, churros, and truffles are the icing on the…cake, and provide red velvet lovers with just about any recipe they will ever need.