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- 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. ''Don't Sleep With Him Yet'' covers topics ranging from the murky area of sexual consent, to what constitutes great sex for you both (including when to say "yes"). You'll also discover what drives the psychological allure of the unavailable, why players quickly get bored with a woman after sex, and how narcissistic men use emotional manipulation to keep their partners down...
The beloved, mild-mannered Ms. Sady Kara Oke, music teacher at Lakeview Middle School in New Orleans and daughter of the belated American Blues trumpeter Happy, faces two major battles that will either mean defeat or success: a historic middle school band competition win with her selected student musicians, and the discovery of the love of her life.
In PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR, Josh Sabarra throws open the proverbial closet -- and bedroom --doors, taking readers on a Hollywood thrill-ride through growing up, coming out, coming of age and finally finding himself at 40. Despite being a high-level entertainment executive, Josh was still a virgin at 31. Uncomfortable in his own skin, haunted by painful childhood memories, he kept laser-focused on building an unparalleled career trajectory at the expense of his personal life.
Tormented by schoolmates for being "different," Josh clung to his aberrantly close relationships with a small circle of adult females. But, even with that support, the shame and contempt that grew from his sexuality locked him in a prison of self-hate that robbed him of an emotional and sexual identity for more than three decades. Movie studio jobs, through which he met celebrity idols, led to friendships and relationships with some of the industry's most notable characters. Those intimacies created a false sense of acceptance and approval, requiring that he continue to up the stakes - celebrity lovers, the crazy world of online dating, sexual fetishists and porn stars-for-hire.
The gay best friend you always wanted, Josh Sabarra delivers a whip-smart, poignant memoir set against a glittering backdrop that is at once heartbreaking, glamorous, sexy and hilariously honest.
Lost Pigeons follows the lives of two brothers, Chris and Michael, growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the late 1970's. One brother goes off to war, while the other goes into sales. The soldier comes back and finds luck winning the lottery, falling in love, and getting married. Luck, however, suddenly turns its back on him as he finds himself irreparably damaged in his personal life and the tours of duty, leading him to ultimately devise his own end. His brother is left behind, forever wracked with guilt and painful confusion, questioning his own capacity to have helped his brother before fate took full control of his will to live. This sense of helplessness and grief persists until he meets Ricky, a real estate agent turned homeless, who is in need of a brother. The novel brings to light the themes that plague our human experience: the fleeting quality of our own luck, the loss of a loved one, the loneliness engraved in our grief, and the redemption we often find in the most unexpected of places. Among the greatest underlying messages of Lost Pigeons is a deeper reminder to all to treat those who are lost as family and to not let your comfort zone dictate your reality. There is a wealth of hope to be found outside the realm of familiarity, once we step outside of ourselves and lend a helping hand to others. Our brothers and sisters are out there struggling with demons greater than themselves.
The last true Hollywood blonde bombshell and international sex symbol is found dead in her bedroom ... naked and alone. It is quickly ruled a suicide. Why the rush to judgment? The most famous murder of a Hollywood icon is brought to life in this fictionalized retelling of the event and the characters involved.A case that drew worldwide attention is explored in this new and very controversial book. No punches are pulled as the unflinching examination of the facts are revealed.The impact this story had on those close to the investigation are examined until the final ugly truth, and its consequences, are exposed for all to see.Set against the backdrop of the workings behind the camera in the Hollywood dream factories, not only the business of Hollywood is revealed but the dirty processes that make it happen for the enjoyment of the audience. And you thought you didn't want to see how hot dogs were made.
Charley Cotter never should have lied to his wife. He tells her he has a business meeting in San Diego but, instead, flies off with some pals for a golf spree in Palm Springs. When their small plane crashes in a wind-turbine field during an electrical storm, Charley survives - but arrives home to a town now obsessed with golf, where marauding gangs of night-golfers - called snoggers - run wildly through streets and public parks. Even more baffling, Charley's co-workers don't recognize him, and his wife has somehow transformed from a soccer mom to a biker's fantasy, with the hots for a belligerent driving-range attendant named Floyd.
To make his world right again, Charley must win back the affections of his wife, and prevail in an 'impossible' overland golf match against the world's number one player, while rediscovering his long-abandoned dreams.
Voodoo Ball is a madcap, screwball golf adventure, guaranteed to keep you guessing--and laughing--(and possibly improve your swing).
In LAST CUT, Samantha Paige shares her personal story to highlight 7 universal phases of self-discovery and growth in a vulnerable, clear framework relatable to anyone facing a moment of questioning within their lives.
“Breathtaking, and liberating. This book sets you free.” —Diane Luby Lane, Founder of Get Lit-Words Ignite
After Cuba detonates an atomic bomb in the Caribbean, an ever-worsening series of global disasters have authorities and scientists baffled. The world is coming apart, literally. The catastrophe is unstoppable, and Scott DeSantis will do anything to save his wife Linda and their children. But Linda has a secret she has never revealed to anyone. While the world's population is helpless in the face of this escalating Armageddon, Linda sees history repeating itself. To save everything that they love, Linda and Scott must return to the place of her birth and confront the man who once before destroyed a world in his quest for power. The stakes couldn't be higher and the odds against them are a million to one. Fighting ancient armies, a nuclear holocaust and even time itself, the deciding battle for the future of the world will be fought five thousand years in the past, in a place called... Atlantis.
The truth is a lie. Honesty is rebellion. Privacy is deception. Conformity is salvation. Those are the four pillars which hold up an empire that was founded in blood and death and is maintained by the continuous garroting of the human spirit. Martin Black, formerly Karras of the Atlantian Senate and now calling himself Martin Schwartz, did it. His escape into the future just a hair's breadth ahead of the destruction of Atlantis allowed him to create a new world order where he is the undisputed leader. It is into this alternate 21st century world that Linda and Scott are thrown by the Vortex after they escaped from Atlantis. And while the world looks familiar to them, the future is not what it used to be. They are strangers in a dangerous land, relentlessly pursued by Martin Schwartz and his forces who will stop at nothing to get the Book of Vallora which Linda brought into the future. The Book is essential to fulfill Martin's primary ambition, to keep his stranglehold on the world forever. For Linda and Scott it's their last chance to get back home... if they can stay alive. It's impossible to know who can be trusted or who will betray them and one false move will get them killed. Their perilous journey will take them right back to where it all began. The final battle for the future of mankind will once more be fought in a place called... Atlantis.
One of the finest screen and television character actors of his generation, Patrick Kilpatrick has played against a broad spectrum of superstars including Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Pam Grier, and Naomi Watts, to name a few. With an entertainment career spanning more than 170 credits as lead actor, producer, screenwriter, director, and global entertainment teacher, Kilpatrick is now sharing his life in his much-anticipated two-volume memoir. Revealing details of a volatile, yet privileged upbringing, and a searing, often hilarious and scandalous literate look behind three decades of working with Hollywood's elite, Kilpatrick tells a rollicking tale that will keep you turning the pages!
One year after a brutal hitman and his accomplices viciously murder a young flight attendant – Amanda – onboard a jumbo jet, they inadvertently step onboard the same airplane again to find themselves at the mercy of Amanda’s vengeful ghost.Told in flashback, Vengeance In The Air is a story in which we gradually absorb the lives of the people onboard the plane – lives that include a childhood gone terribly awry in Chicago, an explosive event in Vietnam, and a heart-breaking good-bye in California. Lastly – and inevitably – we discover what happens when the spirit of an iron-willed flight attendant is hell-bent on getting her revenge against a die-hard killer.
Before Disneyland opened in Southern California, Jean Vandruff created iconic fairytale homes. New book examines life and work of Jean Vandruff — designer and builder of magical Cinderella Homes. In the 1950s, tract housing lacked imagination and quality. Vandruff’s homes skyrocketed to popularity, exemplifying a visionary translation of storybook magic into appealing new homes.
Alone in Amsterdam is a unique blend of travelogue and diary. PK Engelbrecht has an uncanny way of drawing the reader into her physical journey overseas and her internal quest to find meaning and peace. We see Amsterdam through the eyes of a sensitive young artist. The freedom of smoking weed and being alone give her the opportunity to fully feel the pain of loss while giving clarity to the possibilities of the future. Engelbrecht is funny, sardonic and sensitive. We want to know what she is going to say next, how she is going to handle the people she meets and if she is going to make it on time to a tour. We feel her urgency, her delight, her frustrations and, ultimately, her optimism. Her relationships are fraught with misunderstandings, conflicts and unfulfilled promises. She is traveling in familiar territory but her way of describing the encounters is blatantly honest. She takes responsibility but is quick to shift blame when she sees fit. Amsterdam seems different as we see it through Engelbrecht’s eyes. She has a keen sense of the ordinary and the exceptional. She unravels the mystery of Rembrandt and the tragic reality of Ann Frank in her own way, which informs the reader of the writer’s personal struggles. She truly feels the pain of others and tries to find why tragedy happens and how to move forward. What I found particularly interesting was that I found myself shouting at her when I saw her making a grave mistake. When she talks back to customs officers I was horrified. I knew the consequences she was about to face and I wanted to protect her. Her audacity stunned me. I found myself rooting for Engelbrecht as her story began to unfold. I wanted her to overcome her sadness and disappointment. I wanted her to mend broken relationships. And I wanted her to find love. Lynne Feldman
These humorous substitute teaching real life experiences show fun snapshots or 'snips' into the world in which all who sub, used to sub, or want to sub can relate to. These cartoons illustrate 15 years of subbing grades K-12. All school teachers and administrators will be able to identify with this book. Have any of these situations happened to you? You've got to read it to believe it!
England, 2003. Tom McIntyre is a worried man. Debts are piling up, his career is in free-fall, and his family life is under strain. Only his wife, Alison, remains unswerving in her support of him. Close to rock bottom, Tom clinches the deal of a lifetime and then tragedy strikes, putting everything Tom values at risk.
In the aftermath, a toxic mix of grief, substance abuse and blame leads to different paths for the family. Duplicity is a story of lost innocence, radicalisation, and family bonds. Can grief, love and hate be reconciled? And can Tom repair his fractured family?
You care about the greater good, but you want to define it for yourself. Yet you fear ridicule, shunning and attack if you disagree with the politically correct view. This book shows you how biology drives political correctness, and how to transcend your biology to feel good in a world of conformity.
A year and a half into our marriage, I found out my husband had been having an affair with a nineteen-year-old for six months. I filed for divorce and left.
Two weeks later I met a man, and we fell madly in love. It was a fairy-tale romance for a month and a half, and he convinced me to join him on a romantic month-long vacation in Italy. Forty-eight hours before we were supposed to get on a plane, he told me he needed to go by himself. I was devastated. So, I had a decision to make. Either stay home and be heartbroken, or go travel Europe for a month by myself. And staying at home heartbroken? F%*k.
That. What does a woman do when her life has fallen apart and her heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months? She goes on a wild adventure, makes some bad decisions, and does a sh*t load of soul searching. But most importantly? She finds out how to love…herself.
This is so not Eat, Pray, Love.
This is Eat, Pray, #FML.
Do you get gut feelings, have hunches, or feel vibes about people? The intuition is a real thing that has been studied and tested. How wonderful would it be if yours could work better? Develop yours with 10 Minutes to Intuition, a daily journal for a more intuitive life.
One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.
From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined her life.
Most people think there’s no such thing as a fat vegan. Most people don’t realize that deep-fried tofu tastes amazing and that Oreos are, in fact, vegan. So, even after Jasmin embraced a vegan lifestyle, having discovered her passion in advocating for the rights of animals, she defied any “skinny vegan” stereotypes by getting even heavier.
More importantly, she realized that her compassion for animals didn’t extend to her own body, and that her low self-esteem was affecting her health. She needed a change. By committing to monthly juice fasts and a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, Jasmin lost almost a hundred pounds, gained an understanding of her destructive relationship with food, and finally realized what it means to be truly full.
Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, this is Jasmin’s story of how she went from finding solace in a box of cheese crackers to finding peace within herself.
In the late 1970s, families of color began their transition into neighborhoods distinctly and traditionally new to them. The same was so for Berkeley Hills, a prim community that dwells outside Berkeley, California. It's where three young girls formed a steady friendship that was marked by devotion, trust, promises, secrets, and fire.
Mashé Boston, Rhial Curry, and Eila Wynston lived on the same block. In addition to race as their common thread, they shared many qualities that bonded them indefinitely-Mashé, the virtuous one; Rhial, characterized as unassuming; and Eila, moderately eccentric. From elementary school to college at the University of Miami, and into adulthood, nothing and no one cleaved their bond. Mashé pursued the humanities; Rhial had the aptitude for high-end marketing; and Eila sought an opportunity in city government. With the occasional challenges that come with life, coupled with their similarities and differences, their relationship was virtually invincible until it was time to plan a lavish wedding.
Mashé, Rhial, and Eila were tossed into an emotional whirlpool. The events that followed had all the makings for combustion. The biggest challenge was who was to blame. They preferred to empower themselves to resolve this flaring development without the intervention of outsiders.
In Black Cherry, author Henrietta D. Elmore-Smith has created a saga defining the true characteristics of friendship. When those characteristics are tested, who will withstand the trials?
Have you ever wondered why so many people use strong language in private, but in public deny using it? What is it about strong language that prevents people from using it in a natural way? F*ck Yeah! Get Real With Strong Language uses the subject of strong language to powerfully challenge your personal values. It equips you with tools for self-exploration to support emotional growth, and will inspire you to live a more empowered life. Prepare to think creatively about how you want to live your life based on a value system that you can define, and live your life more fully. This book is about so much more than just "why" people use strong language. It will help you discover your uniqueness, question your adopted values, understand your emotions and will help aid you in developing a core set of values that align with your life in a way that you can embrace.
A blue monster living in the Brown Woods meets with the last caterpillar left in the forest. A transformation begins when he realizes that she is different than the others.
What's Next? Creativity in the Age of Entertainment is a memoir of observations by Grammy(R) Award-winner Jan Karlin about her concurrent careers as a musician, educator and cultural entrepreneur. Over time, she discovered that creativity is the shared background of arts, education, innovation, and entertainment. This book explores why creativity is often misunderstood in our market-driven era, the Age of Entertainment.
This book makes breakthrough discoveries in
· basic physics
· synchronizing the ancient Chinese chronological documents with astronomical phenomena and biblical events like Noah’s flood
· correcting Israel’s calendar only to make breakthrough discoveries in two subjects that are still more profound
· already fulfilled biblical prophecies
· impending biblical prophecies
Sydney-based Jon Setter (b. 1989, Detroit) makes photographs that attempt to reveal the unseen aspects of urban spaces and architecture. Often working with subjects discovered by chance on unprescribed walks, he documents cities from peculiar viewpoints. Colours, patterns, materials and textures of the urban vernacular are methodically developed into an abstracted expression of space to expand our reading of the cityscape.
Taking French sociologist Michel de Certeau’s notion of the urban text as a starting point, Jon Setter uses his photography to reveal the often overlooked aspects of urban spaces; ambiguous fragments hidden in plain sight among the dense narratives of the built environment. Acting as a modern day flâneur he seeks out what we take for granted, uncovering hidden truths and detailing the unexplored. Preferring formal concerns over identity politics, he examines a space’s essential grammar through its colours, patterns, textures and materials; elements which form the basis of any city’s character and speak to the uniqueness of its culture and history. Through precise and methodical composing, these aspects are reduced to almost unrecognisable detail. Thus, defamiliarising the everydayness of urban architecture and offering us a closer reading of the micro-level intimacy of the street beyond the artificial busyness of urban life.
By abstracting the urban text, Setter attempts to create a kind of universality of vision, a simplified network of ‘writings’ that encourage us to slow down and start observing the uniqueness of everything in the urban landscape. So, no matter where we are in the world, we can all begin to observe and experience the spaces in which we live more completely.
It is the general consensus that in the history of motion pictures, the year 1939 was undoubtedly Hollywood's greatest triumph during its Golden Era. However, much of the same winning confluence of circumstances and events that made 1939 such a monumental and productive year for Hollywood continued into 1940. Despite this fact, the overwhelming and enduring popularity of the movies of 1939 have often overshadowed the importance of cinema's superlative productions, creative strides and technical advances realized in 1940. The viewing public, as in earlier years, were given the opportunity to experience "the total movie experience" which meant that the bill consisted of at least one full length feature motion picture, and if not, than a short feature film, but always a cartoon and a serial along with upcoming attractions. Not only did the same seismic synergy of talent, artistic vision, opportunity, risk and pure luck that made 1939 such a prolific year for Hollywood continue mightily into 1940, but in a good number of instances, 1940's harvest of remarkable cinematic triumphs surpassed 1939's fabled cornucopia of celluloid treasures. As America freed itself from the shackles of economic misery, the rest of the world was struggling against the brutality and inhumanity of a world war raging in Europe, Asia and the Pacific. With this as a backdrop, millions of movie goers across the country looked for any form of escapism in their never-ending quest to forget the harsh realities of their dismal and disheartened existence. Hollywood was more than willing to satisfy this hunger, at least for a brief moment in time, by providing them with a stream of uplifting, spirited and entertaining films.
Responsibility.Authority.Mortality.If you could liberate yourself of these burdens, would any cost be too great?On a hot August night, a troubled fifteen-year-old boy with a tragic past wakes to find his tyrannical foster parents murdered by a trio of nocturnal, blood-drinking heathens. The killers give him the opportunity for a new life, one where he can be relieved of traditional hardships, vanquish his enemies, and attain a sense of true belonging…at the cost of what little remains of his humanity. The life he is offered is one of eternal darkness, but the promise of undying acceptance, freedom, and power gives it an appeal that his current dreaded existence is lacking.Fraught with resentment over his catastrophic adolescence and confronted by ambiguous notions of good and evil, he is forced to explore a dark world on the fringe between bliss and oblivion. As he edges ever closer to a climactic encounter with the demons that plague his soul, he discovers just how dangerous it is to be young and alienated in modern society.
Jay Moriarty's Honky In The House is a fascinating look into the inner workings of The Jeffersons, one of the most successful and groundbreaking TV series of all time. It's also a very personal account of breaking into the entertainment business and a master course in writing for television.
The Killing Mood is mystery thriller about dope peddlers, gang violence and serial murder as seen through the eyes of a determined police officer and a television news hound. Dominic Pisa is tracking a parasitic low life drug merchant, Joco, who owes big dues for killing the officer's son and daughter in-law. Along the way he reluctantly inherits Lisa Powers, a young television journalist who is out to get a great story at any cost. Together they have an action-packed adventure, with many twists and turns, that explores the human condition from both sides of the street.
Got problems? Me too. I feel cheated because when I moved to Los Angeles two
years ago, someone with a nice manicure convinced me that there was a fresh-pressed
juice to solve every obstacle that arose in my path. The reality that expensive liquid
celery would not fix my sticky relationship drama quickly hit me harder than a Trader
Joe's bag full of unripened avocados.
So, are you ready to feel a lot better about all of the mistakes you made in your
early twenties? Then you are in the right place. I would like to formally invite you along
for the ride through some of the messiest and most embarrassing moments of mine.
While sure to provide a chuckle and some SMH moments, Show Me Yours and
I'll Show You Mine is not quite a self-help book but more of a nostalgic collection of aha
moments and memoir brought to you by self-reflection and growth. Step into my mind as
I work out why I am the way that I am, and you'll learn a thing or two about yourself in
the process. We will discuss naughty men, my inner child, eating disorders, rescue
animals, STIs, breakups, friendships, and how it actually is possible to feel safe in our
own chaotic minds even when the world argues otherwise.
Alexa, play “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo.
i guess i am lonely… is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak designed to pull readers in with the author's powerful and honest bravery embedded on every page. Told from a unique perspective, author Sam Solomon writes a transcendent journey of agony, recollection, awareness and rebirth.