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Wine Savvy: Exploring and Enjoying American Wine by Robert D. Richards is a book for people who “like wine, but don’t know much about it.” This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on an entertaining, step-by-step journey to learn about the many excellent American wines available in their local supermarket or wine shop. Learn about sensory perception, grape varietals, U.S. wine regions, food-and-wine pairing, winemaking, wine lists, wine labels and much more.
Any woman who's had her heart broken by a promising new partner or who has fumbled through a casual hookup will relate to Don't Sleep with Him Yet, a much-needed, groundbreaking book written by Beverly Hills clinical psychologist Dr. Nancy Lee. Having helped countless women with every dating and relationship issue imaginable (and then some), Dr. Lee clearly demonstrates how to let go of self-doubt to finally find the fulfilling romantic relationship you desire and deserve. Completely in step with today's oftentimes confusing sex culture, this no-nonsense, gripping guide is filled with intimate stories and thoroughly researched revelations including:
- How to turn up the chemistry with someone you're interested in, including what flirting does for the brain
- How and where to meet ''good'' men, and exactly which men to avoid
- The real reasons guys bail on you from first date forward
- Why you and your male BFF may be predisposed to fall in love
- How to deal with the pressure to sleep with a guy you are dating before you're ready
Awaken your ''inner badass'': stand your ground while you do you. In the process you'll attract men, enjoy romance and ultimately realize true emotional intimacy. And that's just for starters.
Surviving an encounter with a gun-wielding maniac, a car chase by a jealous stranger, and being drowned by drag queens, The Downtown Underground is the satirical memoir of a queer kid that stumbled into the outrageous world of Downtown Los Angeles’ drag scene.
Combating Dementia in 30 Days is the first and only comprehensive, research-based set of videos and book designed to guide you through aging with cognitive wellbeing. In a positive and uplifting manner, Dr. Dee Gaines, a dementia expert, takes you through crucial information you must know, such as aging-related changes, memorization techniques, memory-boosting foods, medical treatments, lifestyle, and more! Endorsed by experts, it is a must-have for aging individuals and their family members.
In this wickedly satiric romp, tabloid journalist James Aylott captures the “Man-Bites-Dog” of world of contemporary South Florida. This interwoven novel is a work of Florida fiction with a postmodern Chaucerian twist. Like The Canterbury Tales Pilgrims every Beach House resident has come in search of something, – fast money, an easy hustle, fleeting romance, enduring love, fame, power, dignity, happiness… a place they can call home.
Views From the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Intimate journal entries morph into a dialogue of tender father-son memories, loss, strength and turbulence in the life of a young boy on his journey into manhood.
A rare glimpse into Hollywood at the end of the twentieth century––before Instagram and the Kardashians––a time of innocence and true love and longing. They made me feel glad to be alive and hopeful for our future.”
– Jamie Cat Callan, author of Parisian Charm School
Love Learnings, a photobook of Ms.Rafi’s writings, takes the reader on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of a break up, covering heartache and pain but also the inevitable come back and healing found not only through personal strength and reflection but the overwhelming power of connections and community.
Travel the world with A Baker's Passport, a tour of regional baking including breads, savory pies, vegetarian dishes, tarts, cakes, and cookies classics. Based on the award-winning culinary travel blog, FOOD MARKET GYPSY, this technique-driven baking book for home cooks offers recipes for classics like Quiche Lorraine, Black Forest Cake, and Creme Brûlée. Pastry Chef and Educator Susie Norris brings stories of the world's great baking traditions home to you.
“People will be immersed in the concepts of translating other parallel universe ideas into visual/image interpretations of external quantum relativity theories.” —Stephen Hawking
'Fierce Stranger' is an original work of erotic prose with color illustrations dominated by themes of homosexuality, drug use, violence and racism, from the perspective of Anthony Camarrata, a failed gangster who escapes Brooklyn, New York and resettles in Long Beach, California during the Great Depression.
No one can be found on Skid Row if he doesn’t want to be found. You can live for free, eat for free, do drugs every day if you want. A place where hitting rock bottom can lead to finding yourself. “We Are, We Dance, We Paint" shares in and contributes to the process of witnessing the journeys of several artists as they passed through each other’s lives on Skid Row. Most of us don’t find ourselves on Skid Row, but to reject those that have taken that path is to deny a piece of ourselves. It’s a path, and we’re all taking paths to ultimately get to the same conclusion, trying to understand who we are.
Collection of hilarious and heart-warming stories offer a first- ever peak at the life of a kid in the 1950’s when her siblings became overnight Hollywood celebrities. Her antics with animals, from pythons, to puppies, to pigs, are punctuated with tender tales sure to put a tear in your eye and warmth in your soul.
A noirish collection of essays, profiles and memoir about Los Angeles and celebrity by showbiz veteran Duke Haney. Subjects range from the iconic, such as Marilyn Monroe and Jim Morrison, to the widely forgotten, like film-noir heavy Steve Cochran and Christopher Jones, "the next James Dean" who never was.
Step Away from the Phone. The idea for this important, timely, yet bound to become a classic book came when Patricia saw the children in a doctor’s waiting room using their parents’ phone to talk or text. Using colorful visuals and beautiful wordplay, Step Away from the Phone becomes a magical journey for children and adults alike - as they chase rainbows, swim with turtles, and create together. You can have fun reading Step Away from the Phone with your children as the author celebrates the power of unlimited imagination with the charming and whimsical illustrations, which invites children to seek out friendship with other children. Not only will you enjoy reading to your children, but they can also later read to you, and share these value-based thoughts and inspiring fun! There is an added bonus of vocabulary words on each page! Step Away from the Phone and let’s learn and have fun!
AOL chat rooms. *NSYNC fan club. Dead kid hanging from basketball hoop. Slow dancing with siblings. Satanists having a get together on Tuesday. y2k party. Low key space aliens. Social studies homework. Fingering. Cute cannibals. Strawberry flavored wine coolers. Skatepark dads. AIM boyfriends. N64. Plus pimples and Britney Spears and also friendship.
I set John Bunyan’s 1678 Christian allegorical journey from Destruction City to Celestial City in our present day world of the economy, labor, politics, religion and war. My work is an experimental design based in illustration and printmaking, not in a traditional comics. The narrative is a physical part of the landscape in my work to transmit the story with a high level of immediacy. Lynd Ward’s wordless pictorial narrative books, Gustave Dore’s prints, editorial cartoons, underground comics and visionary art have influenced me.
The King’s Highway, traveled by motorcyclist Pilgrim, is lined with doors to Hell in shopping malls, cities, gas stations, churches and farms. These crossroads open his eyes to the possibilities of his fate. He travels from his Temporal home to his Eternal home. I am true to John Bunyan’s biblical and societal references showing the commonality of his story in today’s world.
At the end of the world, he's the last person you would want to save you, but here you are, running from them, and reaching out for him. This is not a book about zombies. This is a book about people, terrible people, just like you and just like me. This is a modern zombie tale of love, death and destruction. Set in the black heart of Los Angeles on the eve of the apocalypse.
The "TV Development Guide: How an Idea Becomes a TV Show” is perfect for anyone thinking about getting into the TV business, just starting out or already in it and looking for some insight and guidance. It includes how to come up with ideas, script development, pitching, strategies on selling shows and Q & A with TOP professionals.
Inspired by a 15 year old girl who used poetry to cope with her parents' drug addiction, the CLOUD that fell from the sky is a first limited edition, hardbound, Asian-stitched, poetry coffee-table book written by Chinese American writers Judy Choi and Phoenix Brown, and illustrated with photographic interpretations of the text by award winning French photographer Francis George.
In couplets Andrew Shaw explores a new poetic device. Reflective, magically-real, and augmenting process, the collection was initially shared as tiny pieces of street art; paper tags shared in public spaces, via photographs on social media. Informed by egalitarian Japanese traditions and the work of surrealist writers, couplets aims to inspire beauty as an act of resistance to the political.
The couple of Francis and Dwight wanders along in the coming seasons of Sydney when a bunch of things emerge. Francis gets pregnant, and the surrounding at all of the car-seller Dwight experiences some sensitive crime-incidence. The area of Sydney reveals to be the kind of offering this.
It’s been two weeks since Katherine Brooks’ brother has been shot while patrolling the streets of Chicago. Katherine is done waiting around hoping District Nine will make an arrest in connection with her brother’s death. She decides to risk her own life in order to gain justice for Colin. In a story where love and justice become intertwined, Katherine will stop at nothing to find the one responsible for the murder. But what if the one responsible is someone Katherine trusts?
Ostraca is a searing work of literary fiction that tackles tragedy and triumph; love and loss; joy and suffering. The novel has been hailed as a nineties On The Road. It follows the misadventures and epiphanies of Gen Xer Jack Darmody as he zooms across the US in search of meaning.