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Pretty Things

By Janelle Brown
  • Writer : Janelle Brown
  • Isbn : 0525479139
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 540
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : pretty-things.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Who’s really following you on social media? The scam of a lifetime brings together two wildly different women in this page-turning thriller about greed, legacy, and betrayal from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear. An ID Book Club Selection • “It’s Dynasty meets Patricia Highsmith.”—The Washington Post Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer—traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina’s, Vanessa’s, and Lachlan’s paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge. This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

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Watch Me Disappear

By Janelle Brown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 0812989473
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 927
  • Pdf File: watch-me-disappear.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies—from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and the upcoming Pretty Things. “Watch Me Disappear is just as riveting as Gone Girl.”—San Francisco Chronicle Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are. It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends. But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan? Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown’s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page. Praise for Watch Me Disappear “Watch Me Disappear is a surprising and compelling read. Like the best novels, it takes the reader somewhere she wouldn’t otherwise allow herself to go. . . . It’s strongest in the places that matter most: in the believability of its characters and the irresistibility of its plot.”—Chicago Tribune “Janelle Brown’s third family drama delivers an incisive and emotional view of how grief and recovery from loss can seep into each aspect of a person’s life. . . . Brown imbues realism in each character, whose complicated emotions fuel the suspenseful story.”—Associated Press “When a Berkeley mother vanishes and is declared dead, her daughter is convinced she’s alive in Janelle Brown’s thriller, calling to mind Big Little Lies and Gone Girl.”—Variety

Fierce Pretty Things

By Tom Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0253041503
  • Number of Pages : 152
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 696
  • Pdf File: fierce-pretty-things.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This debut story collection from the Tobias Wolff Award–winning author “is streaked with fantasy that deconstructs society’s lost and wasted lives” (Publishers Weekly). In these eight darkly comic stories, acclaimed author Tom Howard explores the conflicting instincts for tenderness and violence that mark his character’s lives. A brother and sister wander the pier after a deadly plague destroys most of humanity. A high school bully struggles to overcome his demons. A man in the grips of dementia is visited by his children’s ghosts. The people in these tales grapple with past mistakes, trying to navigate their way toward redemption and resurrection. Though they often fail, they strive with ferocious hearts as their voices guide us through schoolyards, cemeteries, drive-in theaters, and the rich landscapes of their own imaginations.

Pretty Things

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Isbn Code : 1936932261
  • Number of Pages : 217
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 738
  • Pdf File: pretty-things.pdf

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Stunning Claudine and gloomy Pauline pretend to be one person so that Claudine can be famous, but just as things take off, Claudine commits suicide. Pauline hatches a new scheme, taking on her dead sister’s identity, inhabiting her apartment, and reading her emails—slowly realizing the cost of femininity is to dazzle on the outside while rotting on the inside.

Fierce Pretty Things

By Tom Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0253041503
  • Number of Pages : 152
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 818
  • Pdf File: fierce-pretty-things.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This debut story collection from the Tobias Wolff Award–winning author “is streaked with fantasy that deconstructs society’s lost and wasted lives” (Publishers Weekly). In these eight darkly comic stories, acclaimed author Tom Howard explores the conflicting instincts for tenderness and violence that mark his character’s lives. A brother and sister wander the pier after a deadly plague destroys most of humanity. A high school bully struggles to overcome his demons. A man in the grips of dementia is visited by his children’s ghosts. The people in these tales grapple with past mistakes, trying to navigate their way toward redemption and resurrection. Though they often fail, they strive with ferocious hearts as their voices guide us through schoolyards, cemeteries, drive-in theaters, and the rich landscapes of their own imaginations.

Oh! You Pretty Things

By Shanna Mahin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0698191137
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 520
  • Pdf File: oh-you-pretty-things.pdf

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“A Hollywood native from the wrong side of the Walk of Fame makes a play for star status” (Cosmopolitan) in Shanna Mahin’s acclaimed novel, called “quite a breakout” by The New York Times. Jess Dunne is third-generation Hollywood, but her star on the boulevard has yet to materialize. Sure, she’s got a Santa Monica address and a working actress roommate, but with her nowhere barista job in a town that acknowledges zeroes only as a dress size, she’s a dead girl walking. Enter Jess’s mother—a failed actress who puts the strange in estrangement. She dives headlong into her daughter’s downward spiral, forcing Jess to muster all her spite and self-preservation to snag a career upgrade. As a personal assistant for a famous (and secretly agoraphobic) film composer, Jess’s workdays are now filled with shopping for luxury goods and cooking in his perfectly designed kitchen. Jess kills at cooking, a talent that only serves her intensifying urge to dig in to Los Angeles’s celebrity buffet. When her food garners the attention of an actress on the rise, well, she’s all too willing to throw it in with the composer and upgrade again, a decision that will have far-reaching ramifications that could explode all her relationships. All the while, her mother looms ever closer, forcing Jess to confront the traumatic secrets she’s been running from all her life. Oh! You Pretty Things is a dizzying ride at the carnival of fame, a fast-paced and sharply funny work that dares to imagine what happens when we go over the top in a town of gilded excess.

All the Pretty Things

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Isbn Code : 1496418239
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 774
  • Pdf File: all-the-pretty-things.pdf

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“The night the trailer burned down, I think Daddy was the one who set it on fire. . . . “ For a long time, Edie thought she had escaped. It started in an Appalachian trailer park, where a young girl dreamed of becoming a doctor. But every day, Edie woke up to her reality: a poverty-stricken world where getting out seemed impossible. Where, at twelve years old, she taught herself to drive a truck so she could get her drunk daddy home from the bar. Where the grownups ate while the children went hungry. Where, when the family trailer burned down, she couldn’t be caught squawlin’ over losing her things—she just had to be grateful anyone had remembered to save her at all. And at the center of it all, there was her daddy. She never knew when he would show up; she learned the hard way that she couldn’t count on him to protect her. But it didn’t matter: All she wanted was to make him proud. Against all odds, Edie “made doctor,” achieving everything that had once seemed beyond her reach. But her past caught up with her—and it would take her whole life burning down once again for Edie to be finally able to face the truth about herself, her family, and her relationship with God. Readers of The Glass Castle will treasure this refreshing and raw redemption story, a memoir for anyone who has ever hungered for home, forgiveness, and the safe embrace of a father’s love.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 1663205477
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 878
  • Pdf File: shadows-and-pretty-things.pdf

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn Code : 1984897071
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 172
  • Pdf File: all-the-pretty-things.pdf

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 052547921X
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 218
  • Pdf File: i-ll-be-you.pdf

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Two identical twin sisters and former child actors have grown apart—until one disappears, and the other is forced to confront the secrets they’ve kept from each other in this twisty suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Things. “You won’t be able to put this novel down, and you won’t want to.”—Laura Dave, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—PopSugar, CrimeReads “You be me, and I’ll be you,” I whispered. As children, Sam and Elli were two halves of a perfect whole: gorgeous identical twins whose parents sometimes couldn’t even tell them apart. They fell asleep to the sound of each other’s breath at night, holding hands in the dark. And once Hollywood discovered them, they became B-list child TV stars, often inhabiting the same role. But as adults, their lives have splintered. After leaving acting, Elli reinvented herself as the perfect homemaker: married to a real estate lawyer, living in a house just blocks from the beach. Meanwhile, Sam has never recovered from her failed Hollywood career, or from her addiction to the pills and booze that have propped her up for the last fifteen years. Sam hasn't spoken to her sister since her destructive behavior finally drove a wedge between them. So when her father calls out of the blue, Sam is shocked to learn that Elli’s life has been in turmoil: her husband moved out, and Elli just adopted a two-year-old girl. Now she’s stopped answering her phone and checked in to a mysterious spa in Ojai. Is her sister just decompressing, or is she in trouble? Could she have possibly joined a cult? As Sam works to connect the dots left by Elli’s baffling disappearance, she realizes that the bond between her and her sister is more complicated than she ever knew. I’ll Be You shows Janelle Brown at the top of her game: a story packed with surprising revelations and sharp insights about the choices that define our families and our lives—and could just as easily destroy them.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1501153218
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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By Sona Charaipotra
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Isbn Code : 1250199115
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 309
  • Pdf File: symptoms-of-a-heartbreak.pdf

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"Doogie Howser, M.D. meets The Fault in Our Stars in this tender romcom." —Teen Vogue The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds—and falls head over heels—in Sona Charaipotra's contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak. Sixteen-year-old Saira has always juggled family, friendships, and her Girl Genius celebrity. Now, as the youngest med school graduate ever, she can finally achieve her mission to treat young people dealing with cancer. But proving herself in life-or-death situations is tough when everyone from her boss to her patients can't see past her age to trust her skills. And working in the same hospital as her mom isn't making things any easier! Life gets even more complicated when Saira falls for a teenage patient. To improve his chances, she risks her lifelong dream—and it could cost her everything. In her solo debut, Sona Charaipotra brings us a compelling #ownvoices protagonist who’s not afraid to chase what she wants. Symptoms of a Heartbreak goes from romantic comedy highs to tearjerker lows and is the ultimate cure-all for every reader needing an infusion of something heartfelt. An Imprint Book "Fans of YA contemporary don't want to miss this one." —Buzzfeed

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Isbn Code : 0307828557
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 948
  • Pdf File: little-girls-in-pretty-boxes.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.

Pretty Bad Things

By C. J. Skuse
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 054538902X
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 659
  • Pdf File: pretty-bad-things.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"Wonder Twins" on the run--and running amok--in Vegas. Road Trip!Paisley and Beau are boldface names again. Last time, paparazzi called them the "Wonder Twins," two kids found alone but alive in the woods of exotic New Jersey. Three days after their mom's death -- and before their dad's criminal misdeeds. Flash-forward to now: Their so-called lives? Suck out loud: Hating on their cougarized, Botoxic grandma, they're totally clueless about the location of ex-con Daddy. Till they discover a stash of old letters. That's when they decide to jack the Pontiac and hit the road. Holding up donut shops in Sin City might seem extreme, but if they can just get their pretty bad faces back on TV -- or TMZ -- they might wrap up their whole gaga saga with an Oprah-worthy reunion already!

Bright Burning Stars

By A.K. Small
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Isbn Code : 1616209313
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 851
  • Pdf File: bright-burning-stars.pdf

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE: BIRDS OF PARADISE, STARRING KRISTINE FROSETH AND DIANA SILVERS. “A compulsively readable story. I was breathless and battling tears up until the very last stunning turns onstage and beyond. A dazzling, heart-wrenching debut.” —Nova Ren Suma, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Walls Around Us Would you die for the Prize? Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained since childhood at the Paris Opera Ballet School, where they’ve forged an inseparable bond through shared stories of family tragedies and a powerful love for dance. When the body of a student is found in the dorms just before the start of their final year, Marine and Kate begin to ask themselves how far they would go for the ultimate prize: to be named the one girl who will join the Opera’s prestigious corps de ballet. Would they cheat? Seduce the most talented boy in the school, dubbed the Demigod, hoping his magic will make them shine, too? Would they risk death for it? Neither girl is sure. But then Kate gets closer to the Demigod, even as Marine has begun to capture his heart. And as selection day draws near, the competition—for the Prize, for the Demigod—becomes fiercer, and Marine and Kate realize they have everything to lose, including each other. Bright Burning Stars is a stunning, propulsive story about girls at their physical and emotional extremes, the gutting power of first love, and what it means to fight for your dreams.

Pretty Little Dead Things

By Gary McMahon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Isbn Code : 0857660713
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 608
  • Pdf File: pretty-little-dead-things.pdf

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THOMAS USHER HAS A MOST TERRIBLE TALENT. Following a car crash in which his wife and daughter are killed, he can see the recently departed, and it's not usually a pretty sight. When he is called to investigate the violent death of the daughter of a prominent local gangster, Usher's world is torn apart once more. For the barriers between this world and the next are not as immutable as once he believed. Mashing together the grittiest British police procedural with dark supernatural terror, author Gary McMahon creates a refreshingly new take on horror fiction. FILE UNDER: Horror [See the Dead / Skin Trade / Beyond Reality / A Sacrifice]

Stuff You Should Know

By Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Isbn Code : 1250268516
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 576
  • Pdf File: stuff-you-should-know.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

Ask a Manager

By Alison Green
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn Code : 0399181822
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 206
  • Pdf File: ask-a-manager.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Fake Like Me

By Barbara Bourland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1538759500
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 276
  • Pdf File: fake-like-me.pdf

Book Excerpt:

At once a twisted psychological portrait of a woman crumbling under unimaginable pressure and a razor-sharp satire of the contemporary art scene, FAKE LIKE ME is a dark, glamorous, and addictive story of good intentions gone awry, from the critically acclaimed author of I'll Eat When I'm Dead. Carey Logan was the art world's genius wild child. FAKE I was a no-name painter clawing my way up behind her. LIKE When Carey died, she left a space that couldn't be filled. Except, maybe, by ME After a fire rips through her loft, destroying the seven billboard-size paintings meant for her first major exhibition, a young painter is left with an impossible task: recreate the lost artworks in just three months without getting caught - or ruin her fledgling career. Homeless and desperate, she begs her way into Pine City, an exclusive retreat in upstate New York notorious for three things: outrageous revelries, glamorous artists, and the sparkling black lake where brilliant prodigy Carey Logan drowned herself. Taking up residence in Carey's former studio, the painter works with obsessive, delirious focus. But when she begins to uncover strange secrets at Pine City and falls hard for Carey's mysterious boyfriend, a single thought shadows her every move: What really happened to Carey Logan? "A smart, satirical take on fashion and media that will have readers snorting with laughter." -The New York Post on I'll Eat When I'm Dead

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By Virgie Tovar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Isbn Code : 1936932326
  • Number of Pages : 71
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 248
  • Pdf File: you-have-the-right-to-remain-fat.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“In this bold new book, Tovar eviscerates diet culture, proclaims the joyous possibilities of fatness, and shows us that liberation is possible.” —Sarai Walker, author of Dietland Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and how to reject diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives. “This book feels like spending a margarita-soaked day at the beach with your smartest friend. Virgie Tovar shares juicy secrets and makes revolutionary ideas viscerally accessible. You’ll be left enlightened, inspired, happier, and possibly angrier than when you started.” —Joy Nash, actress “Tovar is a vital voice in contemporary activism, media, and feminism. The joy she takes in her own body and life, combined with the righteous anger she expresses at an oppressive world is a truly radical act. She is deeply thoughtful, but does not equivocate. She confronts bigotry, but does not engage with bullshit.” —Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl “Long-time body positive writer, speaker and activist Virgie Tovar is gifting brown round girls the book we’ve been hungry for.” —Mitú

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

By Janelle Brown
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 038552689X
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 881
  • Pdf File: all-we-ever-wanted-was-everything.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A smart, comic page-turner about a Silicon Valley family in free fall over the course of one eventful summer from the author of Watch Me Disappear and Pretty Things When Paul Miller’s pharmaceutical company goes public, making his family IPO millionaires, his wife, Janice, is sure this is the windfall she’s been waiting years for—until she learns, via messengered letter, that her husband is divorcing her (for her tennis partner!) and cutting her out of the new fortune. Meanwhile, four hundred miles south in Los Angeles, the Millers’ older daughter, Margaret, has been dumped by her newly famous actor boyfriend and left in the lurch by an investor who promised to revive her fledgling post-feminist magazine, Snatch. Sliding toward bankruptcy and dogged by creditors, she flees for home where her younger sister Lizzie, 14, is struggling with problems of her own. Formerly chubby, Lizzie has been enjoying her newfound popularity until some bathroom graffiti alerts her to the fact that she’s become the school slut. The three Miller women retreat behind the walls of their Georgian colonial to wage battle with divorce lawyers, debt collectors, drug-dealing pool boys, mean girls, country club ladies, evangelical neighbors, their own demons, and each other, and in the process they become achingly sympathetic characters we can’t help but root for, even as the world they live in epitomizes everything wrong with the American Dream. Exhilarating, addictive, and superbly accomplished, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything crackles with energy and intelligence and marks the debut of a knowing and very funny novelist, wise beyond her years.

Bullshit Jobs

By David Graeber
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1501143344
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 458
  • Pdf File: bullshit-jobs.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

Bitter Sweet Love

By Michael Faudet
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1449483232
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reviews : 381
  • Pdf File: bitter-sweet-love.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Michael Faudet’s whimsical and often erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories.

Wheat Kings and Pretty Things

By G.S. Wiley
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  • Publisher : Dreamspinner Press
  • Isbn Code : 1635337690
  • Number of Pages : 45
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 831
  • Pdf File: wheat-kings-and-pretty-things.pdf

Book Excerpt:

When Toronto art gallery owner Paul returns to his small Saskatchewan hometown, he reconnects with Dylan and is soon torn between big-city dreams and romance in a place that finally feels like home.

The Complete David Bowie (Revised and Updated 2016 Edition)

By Nicholas Pegg
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Isbn Code : 1785655337
  • Number of Pages : 800
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 133
  • Pdf File: the-complete-david-bowie.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The biggest edition yet – expanded and updated with 35,000 words of new material Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is widely recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every facet of Bowie’s career. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline are the most complete ever published. From the 11-year-old’s skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts’ Summer Camp in 1958, to the emergence of the legendary lost album Toy in 2011, to his passing in January 2016, The Complete David Bowiediscusses and dissects every last development in rock’s most fascinating career. * The Albums – detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day. * The Songs – hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities – from ‘Absolute Beginners’ to ‘Ziggy Stardust’, from ‘Abdulmajid’ to ‘Zion’. * The Tours – set-lists and histories of every live show. * The Actor – a complete guide to Bowie’s career on stage and screen. * Plus – the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.

From Empire to the World

By Malini Guha
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0748656472
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 684
  • Pdf File: from-empire-to-the-world.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The study of globalization in cinema assumes many guises, from the exploration of global cinematic cities to the burgeoning 'world cinema turn' within film studies, which addresses the global nature of film production, exhibition and distribution. In this ambitious new study, Malini Guha draws together these two distinctly different ways of thinking about the cinema, interrogating representations of global London and Paris as migrant cinematic cities, featuring the arrival, settlement and departure of migrant figures from the decline of imperial rule to the global present. Drawing on a range of case studies from contemporary cinema, including the films of Michael Haneke, Claire Denis, Horace OvcY nd Stephen Frears, Guha also considers their world cinema status in light of their reconfiguration of established forms of filmmaking, from modernism to social realism. An illuminating analysis of London and Paris in world cinema from the vantage point of migrant mobilities, From Empire to the World explores the ramifications of this historical shift towards the global, one that pertains in equal measure to cityscapes, their representation as world cinema texts, and to the rise of world cinema discourse within film studies itself.

Smoke & Mirrors

By Michael Faudet
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1449490069
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reviews : 234
  • Pdf File: smoke-mirrors.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Michael Faudet’s latest book takes the reader on an emotionally charged journey, exploring the joys of falling madly in love and the melancholy world of the brokenhearted. Beautifully captured in poetry, prose, and short stories, Faudet's whimsical and sometimes erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of readers from around the world.

The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

By Lesley Brill
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn Code : 1501320351
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 255
  • Pdf File: the-ironic-filmmaking-of-stephen-frears.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Stephen Frears has a career approaching over half-a-century, directing films of astonishing variety, beauty, and daring, and yet many often have trouble remembering his name. The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears celebrates this great filmmaker, beginning with a short biography of Frears, general observations on unifying themes and styles in his oeuvre, and the characterization of his manner of directing. By focusing on 10 key films, Lesley Brill finds coherence in Frears' characteristic irony and in his concentration on many kinds of love. In movies such as My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena, and many others, Frears portrays widely varied situations and characters with a combination of insight, skepticism, and sympathy. He has the passionate, unjudgmental focus of an artist who stands simultaneously at a distance from his subjects and within their worlds. Through Frears' work is widely admired, Brill argues that he has attracted little scholarly writing because of a combination of the diffidence of his self-presentation and the difficulty of explicating the complex ideas and characters of his films. The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears is meant to inspire others to further examine his films individually and his career as a whole.

Beer Lover's New England

By Norman Miller
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn Code : 1493019686
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 163
  • Pdf File: beer-lover-s-new-england.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Complete Regional Guide to Craft Beer With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don’t have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. Beer Lover’s New England features breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars geared toward brew enthusiasts looking to seek out the best beers New England has to offer, from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts. Written by a local beer expert, Beer Lover’s New England covers the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including: Brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes and full-color photosMust-visit brewpubs and beer barsTop annual beer festivals, tastings, and eventsClone beer recipes for homebrewersn and hobbyistsFood recipes made with local craft beerBeer-centric city trip itineraries with pub-crawl maps

The Red Heart

By James Alexander Thom
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn Code : 0307763137
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 554
  • Pdf File: the-red-heart.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Slocum family of Northeastern Pennsylvania are the best of the white settlers, peace-loving Quakers who believe that the Indians hold the Light of God inside. It is from this good-hearted family that Frances is abducted during the Revolutionary war. As the child's terror subsides, she is slowly drawn into the sacred work and beliefs of her adoptive mother and of all the women of these Eastern tribes. Frances becomes Maconakwa, the Little Bear Woman of the Miami Indians. Then, long after the Indians are beaten and their last hope, Tecumseh, is killed, the Slocums hear word of their long-lost daughter and head out to Indiana to meet their beloved Frances. But for Maconakwa, it is a moment of truth, the test of whether her heart is truly a red one.

Diplomatic Baggage

By Simon Cann
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  • Publisher : Coombe Hill Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1910398152
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 920
  • Pdf File: diplomatic-baggage.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Leathan Wilkey thinks he has been framed for murder by the victim's father. "He's the son of a friend--I'm doing a favor," says the diplomat, who gives Leathan the teenager's name and a photo and tells him where the kid usually hangs out. Leathan finds the teenager within the day. When he reaches him, the kid has just been shot. His dying words to Leathan are: "Protect Marianne." Leathan is left to find Marianne, find out why she needs protecting and from whom, all the while puzzling at what the diplomat didn't tell him. "He's the son of a friend--I'm doing a favor," says the diplomat, who gives Leathan the teenager's name and a photo and tells him where the kid usually hangs out.

The One Who's Not With Us

By K.L. Smith
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1098060261
  • Number of Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 869
  • Pdf File: the-one-who-s-not-with-us.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The One Who's Not with Us is a fictional novel that tells the love story of a teenage couple. It was 1965. The Vietnam War was in full swing. Enola and Shane dated for a couple of months before he received his orders for Vietnam. They were deeply in love. The couple spent Shane's last night in town together. They let their passion for one another get out of control. By the pond under the stars and a full moon, they came together for the first time. That one time connected them forever. The couple wrote to one another. When Enola found herself pregnant, she had nowhere to turn. Her parents followed a strict religion, and Enola knew they would not accept her pregnancy. In 1965, an unwed mother was looked upon with disdain by most of society. She thought about telling Shane but decided against it. He was in a war zone, and she felt that he was dealing with enough stress without her adding any more concerns to his life. After all, the couple made no commitments or promises to one another before Shane left. Enola's son was adopted to a good couple in a loving home. She closed her heart to love and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, for a fresh start in life. Enola severed all ties with her family and quit writing to Shane. She closed the door to her past and moved forward in life. Ten years later, Enola is serving her second enlistment as an army nurse. She thought she had carefully buried her past until she came face-to-face with Shane. Enola confessed the past to Shane. The story tells how the couple deals with the guilt, regret, emptiness, and loss. They learn to trust in God's plan for their lives and accept his many blessings as they are granted.