Ben Brooks

  • C'est que pour les filles. C'est que pour les garçons. Pas de ça dans ce livre !
    Les destins incroyables de filles et de garçons, de femmes et d'hommes qui sont sortis du moule et ont rendu le monde meilleur. Ils sont tous différents, mais transmettent le même message : « Aie le courage d'être toi-même et tes rêves se réaliseront ! » C'est que pour les filles. C'est que pour les garçons.
    Pas de ça dans ce livre !

    Les destins incroyables de filles et de garçons, de femmes et d'hommes qui sont sortis du moule et ont rendu le monde meilleur.
    Ils sont tous différents, mais transmettent le même message :
    « Aie le courage d'être toi-même et tes rêves se réaliseront ! »

  • Les garçons sont de retour avec une nouvelle fabuleuse collection de 100 portraits d'hommes brillants et inspirants qui ont prouvé que la vulnérabilité n'est pas une faiblesse, mais une force - et que l'ouverture d'esprit change la vie. Comme dirait Ed Sheeran : « Ne vous cachez pas derrière un personnage. Soyez fiers de vos bizarreries. C'est vraiment cool d'être différent. » AARON FOTHERINGHAM AKRIT JASWAL AMROU AL-KADHI ANDRE AGASSI ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY PIRANA NGATA ARYAN PASHA AUGUSTE ESCOFFIER BANKSY BART WEETJENS BISI ALIMI BRASSAÏ BUN SALUTH CARL JUNG CARLOS ACOSTA CHARLES M. SCHULZ LES PLONGEURS DE TCHERNOBYL CHESTER BENNINGTON CHESTER GREENWOOD CHRIS MOSIER CRAIG KIELBURGER CYRUS LE GRAND LE 14ème DALAI LAMA DASHRATH MANJHI ED SHEERAN EDDIE NDOPU EDVARD MUNCH EDWARD ENNINFUL EMIL ZÁTOPEK EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH ENRICO CARUSO ERICH KÄSTNER ERNÖ RUBIK EVAN RUGGIERO FRANCISCO TÁRREGA FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT GIORGIO STREHLER GUS WORLAND HENRY DUNANT HRITHIK ROSHAN IBRAHIM AL HUSSEIN ISAAC ASIMOV IVÁN FERNÁNDEZ ANAYA JACKIE CHAN JACKSON POLLOCK L'ÉQUIPE JAMAÏCAINE DE BOBSLEIGH JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE JEAN GENET JEONG KWANG-IL JIMMY CHOO JOEL SALINAS JOHN COOPER CLARKE JOHN GURDON JOHN WOOD JYOTIRAO PHULE KIMANI MARUGE KYLIAN MBAPPÉ LEE RIDLEY LEOPOLD SOCHA LITTLE RICHARD LOUIS KAHN LOYLE CARNER MAGNUS HIRSCHFELD MAHMOUD DARWISH MAMOUDOU GASSAMA MATTIE STEPANEK MICHAEL PHELPS NOUSHAD AFRIDI & KHITTABSHAH SHINWARI OLIVER PERCOVICH OLIVER SACKS OSCAR EKPONIMO PETER OSTRUM PRINCE CARL PHILIP PRINCE HARRY RAINER MARIA RILKE RENE SILVA SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER RICHARD & CHERRY KEARTON RICKY MARTIN ROBERT CHAN ROBERT MONTGOMERY ROBERTO BURLE MARX RUBÉN FIGUEROA SAINT NICOLAS SAMAN KUNAN SATOSHI TAJIRI SEEBOHM ROWNTREE SERGEI DIAGHILEV SHERIF & TAREK HOSNY SIMON FITZMAURICE SOCRATE TIM BERNERS-LEE TOBIAS BAMBERG TOM DALEY WITI IHIMAERA XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ YANG HAK-SEON YVES SAINT LAURENT ZACHARIAS KUNUK

  • Une fabuleuse collection de 100 portraits d'hommes célèbres ou pas, d'aujourd'hui et d'hier, qui ont décidé de changer le monde en faisant preuve de compassion, de générosité et de confiance en soi*.

    * Vous ne trouverez ni super-héros et ni princesse en détresse dans ce livre  !

    Achmat Hassiem, Ai Weiwei, Alan L. Hart, Alan Turing, Arthur Rimbaud, Baldwin IV, Balian Buschbaum, Barack Obama, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bill Gates, Boyan Slat, Les garçons d' Isca, Caine Monroy, Carl Linnaeus, Charles Fourier, Chesley Sully Sullenberger, Christian McPhilamy, Christopher Paolini, Confucius, Daniel Anthony, Dan Kraus, Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Tammet, David Attenborough, Derek Redmond, Don McPherson, Dynamo, Eddie Aikau, Eugène Cernan, favio Chávez, Les quatre Chaplains, Frank Ocean, Frederick Douglas, Galilée, George VI, Ghyslain Raza, Grayson Perry, Hans Scholl, Harvey Milk, Iqbal Masih, Ishiro Honda, Jaime Escalante, Jamie Oliver, Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jeffree Star, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Henson, John Carlos et Tommie Smith, John Green, John Lennon, John Tyndall, Jorge Muñoz, José Rizal, Chief Joseph, Junot Díaz, Ken Yeang, Lionel Messi, Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Ciotti, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohed Altrad, Muhammad Ali, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Nelson Mandela, Nicholas Winton, Nick Vujicic, Nikola Tesla, Oscar Wilde, Patch Adams, Percy Shelley, Philip Zimbardo, Rain, Ralph Lauren, Ric O'Barry, Rick Genest, Rick van Beek, Roald Amundsen, Roald Dahl, Ryan Hreljac, Salvador Dalí, Sergei Polounine, Siddhartha Gautama, Stephen Hawking, Steve Irwin, Steven Spielberg, Stormzy, Swampy, Taika Waititi, Tank Man, Tensing Norgay, Thomas Edison, Trevor Noah, Uyaquq, Vedran Smailovi , Vincent van Gogh, William Kamkwamba, William Moulton Marston.

  • À 17 ans, Jasper James Wolf n'a, comme son nom l'indique, rien d'un agneau. Son projet de roman mis à part, ses centres d'intérêt se résument aux fêtes, à l'alcool, la drogue, le sexe sans lendemain et les sites porno. À cet âge décisif où l'avenir reste entièrement à construire, Jasper, lui, a d'autres priorités : s'éclater avec sa bande de potes, coucher avec la plus jolie fille du bahut et faire accuser son beau-père du meurtre de son ex-femme. Jasper ne reculera devant rien pour parvenir à ses fins : mensonges à répétition, plans machiavéliques, méchanceté envers ses congénères ; le tout, sans jamais penser à ce que ses actes impliquent pour les autres.
    Et pourtant, derrière son égoïsme, son immaturité et, parfois même, sa cruauté se cache un adolescent sensible, perdu, se raccrochant désespérément à sa jeunesse, préférant s'inventer une vie que de se confronter à la sienne, et craignant par-dessus tout de basculer vers l'âge adulte.
    Dans ce roman acéré, à la fois drôle, tendre et choquant, Ben Brooks dépeint avec brio les émotions et le quotidien d'un ado de la classe moyenne anglaise en mal de repères, cherchant à tromper l'ennui par des excès en tous genres. Bien loin de porter un regard accusateur sur cette génération qui peine à se définir, Ben Brooks creuse sous l'apparente frivolité de certaines pratiques afin de mettre au jour les peurs et les espoirs qui animent une jeunesse incomprise aussi bien par les autres que par elle-même, et qui redoute d'aller de l'avant. Car malgré son immaturité, ses pulsions mythomanes et ses excès, Jasper n'est que trop conscient qu'on n'est jeune que pour un temps.

  • @2@This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful @18@Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different@19@, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.@3@@2@What have the footballer Kylian Mbappe, the philosopher Socrates and the singer Shawn Mendes all got in common? All three of them defied expectations - going against the grain and pursuing their dreams - despite a seemingly impossible barrage of obstacles and difficulties. Their stories are incredible, as are those of the tap-dancer Evan Ruggiero, the Pokemon creator Satoshi Tajiri, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book.@3@@2@It's books like these that can make a huge difference to parents and their children's lives. In this day and age, any publication that shows how we can triumph in the face of adversity and prejudice deserves to be read over and over again.@3@

  • Lolito

    Ben Brooks

    Etgar a la vie devant lui mais ne veut rien en faire. Etgar a des problèmes d'ado et des peurs adultes. Etgar veut seulement regarder des documentaires et des comédies, mais ne peut s'empêcher de cliquer sur les vidéos virales les plus sadiques. Etgar est encore un gamin, mais écrit déjà des lettres imaginaires à ses propres enfants à ne pas naître. Etgar n'aimerait boire que du thé, mais s'enfile bière sur bière.
    Les amis d'Etgar pleurent, comme lui, mais lorsqu'ils discutent, c'est toujours en rigolant. Il parcourt les rues grises de sa ville, mais c'est sur Internet qu'Etgar est trahi. C'est aussi là qu'il va découvrir l'amour, un amour chaleureux et étrange, dans le confort d'une femme mûre, aussi impuissante face à la vie que lui. Lolito c'est L'Attrape-coeurs avec connexion haut débit, un Wes Anderson cauchemardesque et un roman d'apprentissage 2.0.
    Lolito est une merveille écrite par l'un des meilleurs chroniqueurs de sa génération, loué par Nick Cave et acclamé par la critique britannique.

  • Anglais Grow Up

    Ben Brooks

    The first great coming of age novel for the In-Betweeners generation

  • THINGS THEY DON''T WANT YOU TO KNOW Nouv.

    A field guide for parents about the secret lives of 21st-century teenagers - from relationships to self-harm, from drugs to sexting - and how you can help them and yourself through these turbulent years. 'When I turned into a teenager, I watched my parents panic with questions they were unprepared for: is the computer killing his brain? is he watching porn? are those cuts on his arms? what the hell do we do now? The child-rearing tactics they'd read about in parenting manuals or learned from their own parents were useless. Anyway, how do you punish someone who's already so miserable? Things They Don't Want You To Know is a field guide for confused parents who are currently custodians of any teenager who's feeling lost, alone, depressed or horny. I'm not an expert, a psychologist, or even a particularly good person, but I do understand the unique kinds of troubles that come with trying to grow up in the current climate, and I wanted to share what would have helped me, my friends, and everyone else I spoke to while writing this book. It might be hard to read what I write about self-harming, body piercings, gender confusion, drugs and social media angst. It might involve unpleasant surprises and be occasionally disgusting, but it could also help you to understand and support your kids. They won't thank you, but they might hate you less.' - Ben Brooks

  • Anglais Grow Up

    Ben Brooks

    DOING DRUGS, DOING SEX, DOING LIFE Who says youth is wasted on the young?

    Jasper wants to get on in the world, but life is distracting. He's got his A-levels to contend with, his mother pushing him to overachieve, weekly visits to his psychologist, come-downs, YouTube suicides and pregnant one-night-stands. And then there's his step-dad - the murderer.

    Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, GROW UP is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming of age novel. Funny, smart and twisted, it is the story of one young man transformed and paints an unashamed and true portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today.

  • Anglais Lolito

    Ben Brooks

    She's online.
    'I booked a hotel,' I say. 'Near Marble Arch.' 'That sounds great, hon. I can't wait to see you.' 'Yeah. Me too.' 'I'm vaguely nervous.' 'Don't be.' Do be. I'm a child.

    Lolito is a love story about a fifteen year-old boy who meets a middle-aged woman on the internet.

    When his long-term girlfriend and first love Alice, betrays him at a house party, Etgar goes looking for cyber solace in the arms of Macy, a stunning but bored housewife he meets online. What could possibly go wrong . . . ?

    Hilarious, fearless and utterly outrageous, Lolito is a truly twenty-first century love story.

  • In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world. Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow? This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go. Following the runaway success of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different , parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true. Like Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different , this is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and inspirational book of amazing stories of amazing people, that will delight sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, and give them the courage to be themselves.

  • Anglais Grow Up

    Brooks Ben

    DOING DRUGS, DOING SEX, DOING LIFE Who says youth is wasted on the young?

    Jasper wants to get on in the world, but life is distracting. He's got his A-levels to contend with, his mother pushing him to overachieve, weekly visits to his psychologist, come-downs, YouTube suicides and pregnant one-night-stands. And then there's his step-dad - the murderer.

    Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, GROW UP is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming of age novel. Funny, smart and twisted, it is the story of one young man transformed and paints an unashamed and true portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today.

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