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Daily Book Deals 04/27/17



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I Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots ($1.99 Kindle), by Susan Straight

A historic novel about a young woman forced to grow up quickly, and whose life—as well as those of her twin sons—changes with the current of the times

Beginning in the late 1950s, this novel tells the story of Marietta Cook, a tall girl growing up in Pine Gardens, a Gullah-speaking village in South Carolina. When Marietta’s mother passes, she heads to Charleston in search of her uncle—only to find a lover and return pregnant with twins two years later. She raises her sons back home in the low country before moving the family to Charleston, where she takes a growing interest in football and the civil rights movement. The boys grow huge and talented at the game, playing pro football in California. A new world and new travails await, but Marietta’s great resilience endures.

This is the life of an extraordinary soul, and a novel with a beautifully vivid sense of place.

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Free Book – Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents



Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents – Second Edition ($9.99 Kindle), by Stefan Sjogelid, is free this morning, direct from Packt Publishing. The Third Edition was released last summer.

Book Description
The book starts out with the initial setup of your Raspberry Pi, guides you through a number of pranks and secret agent techniques, and then shows you how to apply what you’ve learned out in the real world.

Learn how to configure your operating system for maximum mischief and start exploring audio, video, or Wi-Fi techniques. You will learn how to record, listen, or talk to people from a distance and how to set up your own phone network. Then, plug in your webcam and set up a motion detector with an alarm or find out what the other computers on your Wi-Fi network are up to. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, combine them with a battery pack and GPS for the ultimate off-road spy kit.

Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents, Second Edition has everything you need to turn your Raspberry Pi into an information-gathering powerhouse. Use the practical spy and pranking techniques to amuse yourself or your friends.

Get the free book from Packt Publishing. Click on Claim, log in and the book gets added to your bookshelf; you can download a DRM-Free EPUB, Mobi (Kindle) or PDF. You can also access any code files and send the the book to your Kindle Library from the My Ebooks page.

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Dr. Luke’s Rep Says The Music Producer & Sony ‘Are Not Cutting Ties’ — Well Then, What IS Going On??

Dr. Luke (born Lukasz Gottwald) hasn’t been fully ousted from Sony after all.

As we previously reported, the music company supposedly dropped the producer as CEO of Kemosabe Records — a record label Gottwald established with Sony back in 2011.

While many believed this demotion meant the industry vet would no longer have a working relationship with the media conglomerate, his rep has since defended that the 43-year-old is still professionally connected to Sony.

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Dr. Luke’s spokesperson told The Los Angeles Times:

“This is wrong, they are not cutting ties.”

Well, well. We wonder what Kesha will have to say about this?? In case you forgot, the pop starlet has been trapped in a legal battle with the hitmaker since 2014 after she accused him of abuse.

We guess we’ll just have to wait and see if Sony tries to clarify this incredibly confusing situation.

[Image via WENN.]

Teen Mom’s Kailyn Lowry Keeps Fans Guessing With More Clues As To Her Baby Daddy’s Identity

People are reaching!

Kailyn Lowry posted a new photo of her growing baby bump Wednesday with the caption “Happy bump day from Baby Lo & me,” and her followers are running with the idea that “Lo” is short for her friend Chris Lopez‘s last name.

Related: Is Kailyn’s Ex Dating His New Teen Mom Co-Star’s Sister?

One follower wrote:

“Baby Lo= Baby Lopez= Chris Lopez”

Or, you know, it’s totally short for Lowry???

One person pretty much said the same:

“Ok so ppl are saying “baby Lo” because of Lopez… but lets not forget same way her last name is LOwery pfft..”

Others were quick to guess on the gender, with most deciding that it’s a girl based on how the Teen Mom star is carrying and also based on a pink baby emoji.

Well, we’re glad people are keeping themselves entertained and busy with all this guesswork!

What do YOU think Perezcious readers??? Do you care???

[Image via Instagram.]

United Airlines Introduces New Policy Changes & Will Offer Up To $10K For Passengers To Give Up Their Seats

United Airlines is still determined to do right by its customers.

The airline company has released a list of ten policy changes that should hopefully keep violent incidents like Dr. David Dao‘s from ever happening again.

Related: Simon The Giant Rabbit Died On An United Flight

A statement on the company website read:

“The changes are the result of United’s thorough examination of its policies and procedures, and commitment to take action, in the wake of the forced removal of a customer aboard United Express Flight 3411 on April 9.”

We’re glad they’re taking full responsibility now after their initial shaky reaction to the whole ordeal. CEO Oscar Munoz‘s blaming of the passenger was total BS!

Now, the airline will only remove passengers if there is a safety or security issue, ensure crew members are booked onto the flight at least an hour before departure, work to reduce overbooking, and offer up to $10K to entice passengers to give up their seats if necessary.

It sucks that a man had to suffer a concussion, break his nose, and lose two front teeth for these policy changes to take place, but we suppose it’s better late than never.

Check out the full list of changes (below):

1. Limit use of law enforcement to safety and security issues only.
2. Not require customers seated on the plane to give up their seat involuntarily unless safety or security is at risk.
3. Increase customer compensation incentives for voluntary denied boarding up to $10,000.
4. Establish a customer solutions team to provide agents with creative solutions such as using nearby airports, other airlines or ground transportations to get customers to their final destination.
5. Ensure crews are booked onto a flight at least 60 minutes prior to departure.
6. Provide employees with additional annual training.
7. Create an automated system for soliciting volunteers to change travel plans.
8. Reduce the amount of overbooking.
9. Empower employees to resolve customer service issues in the moment.
10. Eliminate the red tape on permanently lost bags by adopting a “no questions asked” policy on lost luggage.

What do YOU think of these changes, Perezcious readers???

[Image via Twitter.]

Johnny Depp Surprises & Delights Fans As Captain Jack Sparrow On The Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride At Disneyland!

Way to promote Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales!

Johnny Depp dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow to surprise ride-goers on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Disneyland on Wednesday! Eeeeeeeeeeee!

Related: Keira Knightley IS In The New Pirates Film!

The actor reportedly recited lines from the Pirates films and interacted with fans. One visitor told E! News:

“It was a surreal moment for everyone on our boat! Crazy experience. Best Disneyland experience our family has ever been a part of.”

Yeah, we bet!

Check him out in action (below)!

So much better press than fighting with your ex money managers! LOLz!

[Image via Twitter.]

Kylie Jenner Joins The Long List Of Celebs Who’ve Been Accused Of Photoshopping Their Own Pics!

Called out!

On Wednesday, Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to share a steamy pic of herself showing off her toned tummy in a pair of high-waisted navy blue Puma panties. While this isn’t unusual behavior for the lip kit mogul, fans have been sent into a tizzy over this particular snap!

According to the KUWTK starlet’s vigilant followers, Kylie supposedly photoshopped this image to make it appear as though she has a teeny waist — they pointed out the distorted wall and moulding as evidence.

Some fans have defended the celebutante by saying the background looks warped because it is a curtain behind her. Regardless of the truth, Miz Jenner isn’t the first A-lister to be accused of photoshopping a personal pic.

Be sure to ch-ch-check out the full list for yourself (below)!

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CLICK HERE to view “Celebs Photoshopping Their Own Pictures: A Study Of Their Most Questionable Snaps!”

[Image via Instagram.]

Caitlyn Jenner Claims Khloé Kardashian Has Iced Her Out For The Last Two Years!

So sad.

Despite Khloé Kardashian and Caitlyn Jenner‘s recent attempt at reconciling for the KUWTK cameras, it sounds like their estrangement is pretty set in stone. As we previously reported, the I Am Cait star stopped by Andy Cohen‘s SiriusXM radio show in order to promote her new memoir on Wednesday.

Related: Caitlyn Is Thinking About A Political Career

According to the The Secrets of My Life author, the Revenge Body star has iced her out for the last two years. Miz Jenner noted to Andy:

“She doesn’t want to talk to me. She hasn’t talked to me in, like, two years… That’s sad. I was very very close to Khloé, I mean I had 23 years of raising her. I met Khloé when she was 5 years old.”

It probably doesn’t help that Caitlyn’s ex Kris Jenner has told her daughters the memoir is a load of B.S. In fact, the momager disapproves of the book so much that she too has cut the retired American athlete out of her life.

The reality TV star added:

“[Kris] called me up and said she never wanted to talk to me again, so I haven’t called her back.”

However, the duo’s falling out happened long before the conception of Jenner’s latest written work. Back in 2016, Khloé opened up about Caitlyn’s transition to Howard Stern and even claimed the family felt betrayed by the Olympian for not being straightforward about being transgender.

On this particular interview, Jenner dished to Cohen:

“Of course it hurts. Cause she was on Howard Stern and called me a liar. And that kind of pissed me off too cause I never lied to her, you know, if I didn’t tell her everything. First of all, she never asked.”

*sips tea* Supposedly, it was only Kim Kardashian West who reached out to the 67-year-old to discuss in detail her decision to transition. She continued:

“Kim asked and I brought her in and told her before I did anything. I don’t know if I got too heavily into actually transitioning but I told her all my story.”

Although Cait claims her memoir is 100% “honest,” the A-lister does worry that the release of the tome will allow Kris to “alienate” her from her children. As it currently stands, Caitlyn isn’t certain what her relationship will be like with her former stepkids and her biological children in the future.

Hopefully, the family can all kiss and makeup sometime soon

[Image via WENN/SiriusXM/YouTube.]