The Vanishing Statue by Carolyn Keene

The Vanishing Statue
  • Title : The Vanishing Statue
  • Author : Carolyn Keene
  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • ISBN Code : 1534421785
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Nancy, Bess, and George must find a stolen statue in this twentieth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy is beyond excited when she receives an invitation to an elite celebration of the arts hosted by the Duchess Strickland, a woman once renowned for her collection who hasn’t been seen in years. With Bess and George at her side, Nancy’s certain it will be an evening she’ll never forget. Then just days before the party, a priceless sculpture is stolen! Still, the Duchess vows the party will go on as planned—and Nancy is determined to use the opportunity to sniff out the thief. But on the big night, as creatives, collectors, and connoisseurs—all with their own motives—converge, it quickly becomes clear that crime, like art, is all about the illusion, and a stolen statue may be the least of Nancy’s troubles.


A Girl's Best Friend by K.A. Linde

A Girl's Best Friend
  • Title : A Girl's Best Friend
  • Author : K.A. Linde
  • Publisher : K.A. Linde Inc.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 474
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The prey becomes the predator. Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold. …and fuck. She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth. Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s golddigging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.


Take Us to Your Chief by Drew Hayden Taylor

Take Us to Your Chief
  • Title : Take Us to Your Chief
  • Author : Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781771621311
  • Pages : 150
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A forgotten Haudenosaunee social song beams into the cosmos like a homing beacon for interstellar visitors. A computer learns to feel sadness and grief from the history of atrocities committed against First Nations. A young Native man discovers the secret to time travel in ancient petroglyphs. Drawing inspiration from science fiction legends like Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, Drew Hayden Taylor frames classic science-fiction tropes in an Aboriginal perspective. The nine stories in this collection span all traditional topics of science fiction--from peaceful aliens to hostile invaders; from space travel to time travel; from government conspiracies to connections across generations. Yet Taylor's First Nations perspective draws fresh parallels, likening the cultural implications of alien contact to those of the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, or highlighting the impossibility of remaining a "good Native" in such an unnatural situation as a space mission. Infused with Native stories and variously mysterious, magical and humorous, Take Us to Your Chief is the perfect mesh of nostalgically 1950s-esque science fiction with modern First Nations discourse.


Me Sexy by Drew Hayden Taylor

Me Sexy
  • Title : Me Sexy
  • Author : Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781553652762
  • Pages : 186
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Is Cree really the sexiest of all languages? Do Native people have less or more public hair? Does Inuit sex have a dark side? These are some of the questions answered in this witty, thoughtful collection. Twelve important voices in the Native culture — including Joseph Boyden, author of Three Day Road, and Marissa Crazytrain, a descendant of Chief Sitting Bull — tackle a variety of previously taboo subjects with humor and insight. Noted comic writer and editor Drew Hayden Taylor wraps it up with an original contribution of his own.


I Want to Be Her! by Andrea Linett,Anne Johnston Albert

I Want to Be Her!
  • Title : I Want to Be Her!
  • Author : Andrea Linett,Anne Johnston Albert
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • ISBN Code : 1613123884
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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I Want to Be Her! is part memoir and part illustrated fashion guide, written by one of fashion’s most accessible, trusted, and inspiring writers. Andrea Linett, the cofounder of Lucky magazine, shares her personal story of growing up and finding her way to fashion, and the figures who guided her along the way. Through short descriptions and memories, we meet 50 women across five eras of her life—some passing strangers, some casual friends, some close confidantes—who each made a lasting impression and helped her form her own personal style. In addition, each woman is captured in an illustration by Linett’s longtime collaborator, Anne Johnston Albert, and fashion tips accompany each entry. Praise for I Want to Be Her!: “The book is beautiful. Who would expect anything less?” —The New York Post “Andrea Linett . . . is no stranger to noticing great style: In her new book, I Want to Be Her!, she recalls in amazing detail the well-dressed ladies who have helped shape her personal fashion sense.” —Time Out New York “If you've ever fallen in love with a stranger’s cool, je ne sais quoi style or subtly copied the way your girlfriend dressed on your last girls’ night out, you’ll love Andrea Linett’s new book, I Want to Be Her! How Friends & Strangers Helped Shape My Style.” —Glamour.com “You’ll walk away with handy tips to help define your style, too.” —The Plain Dealer “From her addictive and captivating site, I Want To Be Her, Linett now presents a beautiful, printed tome of the same name.” —Refinery29


Bucky Told Me to Put the Stick in the Door by Carl Francis Cusato

Bucky Told Me to Put the Stick in the Door
  • Title : Bucky Told Me to Put the Stick in the Door
  • Author : Carl Francis Cusato
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595389600
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Set against the more innocent times of the 1950s, Bucky Told Me to Put the Stick in the Door is the lighthearted memoir of the author. This coming-of-age story is divided into forty easy-to-read episodes, revealing the zany life of a kid growing up in a first generation Italian American family that is filled with food, craziness, and lots of love.Follow his amusing exploits through the city streets, and how he copes with the nuns, priests, and the over bearing rules of a Catholic Church school of the time. Meet the street friends with nicknames that mirrored ethnic backgrounds, physical defects, or a bad behavior for which they were known: Little Dag, Big Buck Tooth, John Dirty Hands, Ignorant Louie, Fat Wilfred, and Beulah Blue Face.Journey with the author, "Big Coose," as he evolves from the street to military school, college, crazy jobs, exotic places, and finally penthouse office on Park Avenue, when an entrepreneurial gamble all but puts him back on the street. Bucky Told Me to Put the Stick in the Door offers a heartwarming look at one man's voyage from streetwise kid to successful businessman. It is bound to make you think a little, and smile a lot.


Urban Alchemy by Mindy Thompson Fullilove

Urban Alchemy
  • Title : Urban Alchemy
  • Author : Mindy Thompson Fullilove
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1613320124
  • Pages : 3523
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other? Dr. Mindy Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart as a guide, Fullilove takes readers on a tour of successful collaborative interventions that repair cities and make communities whole.


A New Lu by Laura Castoro

A New Lu
  • Title : A New Lu
  • Author : Laura Castoro
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • ISBN Code : 1626810893
  • Pages : 325
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“I’m about to turn 50. I’m recently divorced. Now I’m going to be an unwed mother. And you thought you had issues!” Lu Nichols is a columnist and the lifestyle columnist for FIVE-O, the magazine for women of a certain age. When her husband suddenly announced that he wanted a divorce, it wasn’t the earth-shattering experience she might have thought it would be. “The truth is Jacob’s leaving hurt, but it didn’t shatter me. I had drifted out of range.” A NEW LU takes readers for the ultimate midlife comedy crisis ride, when an endearing middle-added woman unexpectedly discovers she’s pregnant by her ex but about to go it alone. Everyone has an opinion about that: her ex, her college-age son and her about-to-be married daughter, her boss at Five-O, her best friends, and even her 70-something widowed neighbor Cy. Far from being alone, Lu is about to discover life doesn’t just continue at fifty, it can move into fifth gear. And just to make things a little more interesting, the sexy younger doctor who delivers the news of her condition keeps popping up with more than a medical interest in Lu. The stupid crazies are those members in your life when you go for broke. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. But you just hadda do it! The sometimes hilarious always upbeat world of Lu comes to life in A NEW LU.


Murder is in the Details by Corlyss Morrel Disbrow

Murder is in the Details
  • Title : Murder is in the Details
  • Author : Corlyss Morrel Disbrow
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1462891829
  • Pages : 48
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  • Language : English
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Red Fear was inspired by an actual event that happened when she was four years old. A rabid dog was spotted walking down the street in front of her home. Her mother, Jane, kept calling this mad dog back from where their own pet dog was penned. The last time that Jane called the rabid dog away, it ran under their house where it was shot by her father, Peyton Morrel. Ta, Ta, Tootsie, Bo-Bo, is quite loosely based on her friendship with her late business partner. His mother had pet-named him Tootsie Bo-Bo. The conflict in her relationship with Tootsie led to this short story. Perhaps we all feel some animosity in relationships. These feelings often develop over time. In the case of Goodbye to the Wheelman, she usurped some incidents from a close friend’s marriage, which had ended. Disbrow has a long memory for stories, and she embroiders them to fit the story.


Champagne Life by Nicole Bradshaw

Champagne Life
  • Title : Champagne Life
  • Author : Nicole Bradshaw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476703930
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Would you compromise your marriage to get out of debt? Naomi and DeShaun seem to have the perfect life, but when money runs low, they have to face the hard truth: Nothing lasts forever. Would you compromise your marriage to get out of debt? Naomi and DeShaun seem to have the perfect life, but when money runs low, they have to face the hard truth: Nothing lasts forever. DeShaun and Naomi think they have it all: a wonderful marriage, steady jobs, and most important, undying love for each other. It’s a great life. Who could ask for more? Naomi, twenty-three, works for a bank and is steadily climbing toward a promotion—until her coworker, Jeremy, blows the whistle on her after she spurns his advances. DeShaun, twenty-nine, is a server for a high-end restaurant, where women hit on him all the time. His favorite customers are an older, wealthy couple who love DeShaun and his service—especially Jenn, the wife. DeShaun is tired of his job, so when his boss fires him for stealing, he’s more than happy to walk. As money runs out, Naomi and DeShaun decide to compromise their morals, trying to stay afloat by any means necessary. Since Jenn, a wealthy wife, loves wasting money on extravagant gifts, why not have some of those gifts come their way—only until they can get on their feet? With Naomi’s urging, DeShaun agrees to provide Jenn with companionship, but things take a terrible turn when he begins to fall for Jenn. Add murder into the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster. In this cunning novel of moral dilemmas and romantic intrigue, author Nicole Bradshaw shows what happens when Indecent Proposal meets Unfaithful and results in murder.


The Muse that Sings by Ann McCutchan

The Muse that Sings
  • Title : The Muse that Sings
  • Author : Ann McCutchan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780195168129
  • Pages : 262
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Muse That Sings is a collection of interviews with 25 various American composers, born between 1930 and 1960, who explain how they think in sound, mould musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic creations to the printed page.


It Often Deprives Me of My Sleep by Christopher D. Burns

It Often Deprives Me of My Sleep
  • Title : It Often Deprives Me of My Sleep
  • Author : Christopher D. Burns
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0970195281
  • Pages : 188
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Stories typically adhere to a format that allows for a manipulation of characters and situations. A story usually revolves about a central theme which allows the plot to develop. I have found that often, when you attempt to create a work of fiction, you find yourself hindered by questions of form. Do you use a first person or third person omniscient voice? Will you foreshadow what will come in the later chapters early in the book, or just before what you believe will be the climax? I recently began work on a novel and from the extensive amount of research and time I placed into understanding the era in which the novel is set, I found myself overcome by emotions that ranged from anger and frustration, to pride and happiness. I discovered a lot about what writing means to me. In an attempt to break myself out of a rather long writer's block, I began to write about anything that I thought of, an attempt at fighting my way out of a corner. Hence the choppiness of this work. I revised the poems and the flash fictions but, I felt that it was important to maintain the concept of addressing what I was trying to understand and comprehend in each section. - from the Epilogue


Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates

Leave Myself Behind
  • Title : Leave Myself Behind
  • Author : Bart Yates
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN Code : 0758290020
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Alex Award–winning novel of a young gay man’s search for meaning—from an author whose “voice is more than just honest or original; it’s real” (The Plain Dealer). Meet seventeen-year-old Noah York, the hilariously profane, brutally honest, completely engaging narrator of Bart Yates’s astonishing debut novel. With a mouth like a truck driver and eyes that see through the lies of the world, Noah is heading into a life that’s only getting more complicated by the day. His dead father is fading into a snapshot memory, and his psycho-poet mother has relocated them from Chicago to a rural New England hamlet that looks like a bad advertisement for small-town America. The house he now lives in is literally coming apart at the seams as he and his mother renovate the old Victorian—in which they discover disturbing clues to the mysterious existence of a woman who disappeared decades before. While his mother grows more obsessed with the mysterious woman, Noah fights his own troubling—but irresistible—obsession with the boy next door, the enigmatic J.D. It is J.D. who begins to quietly anchor Noah to his new life. J.D., who is hiding a terrible, haunting pain of his own that will affect Noah in ways he never thought possible . . . Part Portnoy, part Holden Caulfield, never less than truthful, and always fully human, Noah York is a touching and unforgettable character whose “blunt, funny and dead-on narrative” is sure to entertain and entrance readers (Brian Malloy).


Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not? by Thompson Square

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?
  • Title : Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?
  • Author : Thompson Square
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451698461
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Me, Penelope by Lisa Clough

Me, Penelope
  • Title : Me, Penelope
  • Author : Lisa Clough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780547347790
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The road to independence has never been easy. What Penelope Yeager wants: 1. Get out of high school. 2. Have sex. 3. Fall in love. 4. Get her driver’s license. 5. Forget what happened ten years ago. 6. See her mother happy. She’s figured out how to get out of school a year early. If she can figure out the rest, maybe she’ll actually be happy. Unfortunately, the rest isn’t nearly as easy. “Jahn-Clough’s prose is infused with startling flashes of beauty”—Horn Book "Fast-paced, well-written story."—School Library Journal


The Women of Duck Commander by Kay Robertson,Korie Robertson,Missy Robertson,Jessica Robertson,Lisa Robertson

The Women of Duck Commander
  • Title : The Women of Duck Commander
  • Author : Kay Robertson,Korie Robertson,Missy Robertson,Jessica Robertson,Lisa Robertson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476763577
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The wives of the Robertsons all came into the family the same way: they fell in love with one of the Robertson boys. In the Duck Dynasty TV series, the women often come into their own when the whole family gathers around the table together to eat dinner, and fans of the show get a good glimpse into their lives, but that is hardly the whole story, which is why they decided to write this book... In The Women of Duck Commander, the wives show how they have worked together to help one another and to support the family in all its work and its happiness. They are committed to timeless values, and in the book they share the insights, stories, and experiences that have made them who they are. The appeal of the Duck Dynasty comes, not because they are showing us anything new, but they are reminding us of the values our culture is in danger of losing.


Nothing But Blue by Lisa Clough

Nothing But Blue
  • Title : Nothing But Blue
  • Author : Lisa Clough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0544035666
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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All dead. No one survived. All dead. This morbid chant haunts seventeen-year-old Blue as she trudges through the countryside with just the clothes on her back, heading to her childhood home on the ocean. Something absolutely awful has happened, she knows it, but she doesn’t know what. She can’t even remember her name, so she calls herself Blue. This gripping survival story—peppered with flashbacks to bittersweet times with her boyfriend, Jake—strips life down to its bare bones. Blue learns, with the help of a seemingly magical stray dog and kind people along the road, that the important thing is to live.


Marjorie Main by Michelle Vogel

Marjorie Main
  • Title : Marjorie Main
  • Author : Michelle Vogel
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 1476604266
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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She was a slum mother, witty housekeeper, nosy neighbor, meddling maid, town gossip, and most memorably, Ma Kettle. Marjorie Main is best remembered for her portrayal of the farm mother of 15 children and wife of shiftless Pa Kettle. The characters were introduced in the 1945 film The Egg and I, and were such a hit that eight films followed. At an age when most actresses’ careers are waning, Main’s star was just beginning to rise. In real life, Main was as down to earth as characters she played. Her attire on the set and around her house were the same: a simple cotton house dress or jeans. She preferred riding the bus because she enjoyed interacting with regular people—the inspiration for her characters. This book chronicles Main’s childhood on an Indiana farm and the inspirations that led her to the stage. After a distinguished theater career and minor film roles, at age 50 she was offered a long-term contract with premier studio MGM. Details of her acting career and personal life covered here include her marriage to a scholarly widower 26 years her senior, and her work with actor Percy Kilbride, who was the antithesis of his character, the slothful Pa Kettle. A detailed filmography includes cast and credit lists and trivia about each of Main’s 85 films.


Fire Me by Libby Malin

Fire Me
  • Title : Fire Me
  • Author : Libby Malin
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1402227388
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How to lose your job and find true love… Fed up with impossible deadlines and meaningless busywork, Anne Wyatt goes to work one day determined to resign. But that's the day her boss announces someone's getting laid off (and with a generous severance package). Now Anne has one day to ruin her career and convince her boss that someone should be her. Anne's hysterical tactics are unwittingly undermined by Ken, the handsome graphic designer in the next cubicle, who has his own ideas for liberation from the corporate grind. In the end, Anne and Ken have to decide together what is important in life, and what they can discard without a second glance... PRAISE FOR LIBBY MALIN:: "The love story is charming and will be appreciated by any woman with bad taste in men who somehow inexplicably ends up with Mr. Right." Washington Post "A whimsical look at the vagaries of dating... an intriguing side plot adds punch and pathos to the story..." Publishers Weekly "Malin's clever debut toys with chick-lit stereotypes and offers quite a few surprises along the way." Booklist "I was hooked!" Freshfiction.com "Loves Me, Loves Me Not will leave the reader feeling refreshed and hopeful…a simply terrific book." A "Top Pick" at Romance Reader at Heart


Bite Me by Fabio Parasecoli

Bite Me
  • Title : Bite Me
  • Author : Fabio Parasecoli
  • Publisher : Berg
  • ISBN Code : 1847886043
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Food is not only something we eat, it is something we use to define ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are central to our connection with the world outside our bodies. Food's powerful social, economic, political and symbolic roles cannot be ignored - what we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnic and racial identity. Bite Me considers the ways in which popular culture reveals our relationship with food and our own bodies and how these have become an arena for political and ideological battles. Drawing on an extraordinary range of material - films, books, comics, songs, music videos, websites, slang, performances, advertising and mass-produced objects - Bite Me invites the reader to take a fresh look at today's products and practices to see how much food shapes our lives, perceptions and identities.


Take Me to Your Leader by Debra E. Talbert

Take Me to Your Leader
  • Title : Take Me to Your Leader
  • Author : Debra E. Talbert
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 1469725835
  • Pages : 162
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Take Me To Your Leader: Taking the Lead In Our Lives is about turning points. About our turning points. That moment when something in us shifts and allows us to make different choices, and to create a different story for ourselves. It is the collected wisdom of people who have faced that moment locked in board rooms, stopped at traffic lights, standing at pulpits, sitting in churches, staring in the mirror. People who, whatever else they were doing, made the choice to take the lead. Here you will find seven areas of belief and practice, where increased awareness of your choices can trigger a shift, a turning point, in taking the lead in your own life.


Me and My Hormones Walking Down Fifth Avenue by Elaine

Me and My Hormones Walking Down Fifth Avenue
  • Title : Me and My Hormones Walking Down Fifth Avenue
  • Author : Elaine
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1469119633
  • Pages : 53
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A short story told like a stand-up comedy act, all true. How a little Jewish woman from Queens experiences life. From the eyes of a childlike adult. Her artistic designing style merges with her scientific/medical profession. Told in a storylike fashion to a friend, the reader. A spiritual love story of how an adventurous soul can overcome challenges and emerge grateful to live and tell her tale of Bliss.


Shut Up and Give Me the Mic by Dee Snider

Shut Up and Give Me the Mic
  • Title : Shut Up and Give Me the Mic
  • Author : Dee Snider
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451637403
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider became the poster boy for heavy metal, hair bands, and the wild side of rock. Now, in his twisted new memoir, he reveals the real stories behind the crazy makeup, the big hair, and hits like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." Filled with entertaining anecdotes and candid confessions, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic takes you through the good times and bad with a heavy metal star who worked as hard as he played, and who did it all for his wife, four kids, and millions of fans.


Hatasu by CROSS+FIRE Falcone'

Hatasu
  • Title : Hatasu
  • Author : CROSS+FIRE Falcone'
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • ISBN Code : 1449773478
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Bored country girl Grace Felice decides to add some thrills to her life and dives into the world of black magic. Against the advice of her true love, Joe Criss, she all too quickly gets tangled up with some Wicca promising more thrills than she can handle. This initiation into a guaranteed wicked good time cemetery séance exposes her to an ancient Egyptian pharaoh named Hatchetsup Hatasu. Suddenly the dark arts get as real, and as dark, as it gets, as she witnesses the power of life and death. It shakes her up so badly that she decides she's done with black magic and tries to go back to her boring, small-town life. Unfortunately, Hatasu isn't done with her. He sees real potential in Grace and decides to violently show her just how serious he is about her and the consequences of saying no! Meet Grace, a new kind of heroine, battling her way back to "good" from the insidious fringe where she thought she always wanted to be, back to normal, where she never thought she would want so desperately to return. Along the way, she finds out who she really is, who her friends really are, and ultimately the only one who can really save her.


The Rhythm of My Soul by Zahida Ahmed

The Rhythm of My Soul
  • Title : The Rhythm of My Soul
  • Author : Zahida Ahmed
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781453521427
  • Pages : 164
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is kaleidoscope of the lives of Pakistani women, living their daily lives . . . But I had to find the voice to do so, in fact, I had not only to find a voice in a literary sense. I had to learn to speakfirst of all acknowledging that the Pakistani womens experiences had never been represented or acknowledged. We are not recognized for who we are. We needed a vocabulary to bring us out of the shadows. My choice of these particular women was the peculiar mixture of fragility and courage I sensed in them, and a willingness to share their experiences. Initially, they felt they had nothing of any consequence to say. I have lived a very ordinary life, nothing special that is worth mentioning, was their initial response, but as their stories began to unfold revealing a saga of silent metamorphosis; their journey toward self discovery had begun. They had a world to say and the world needed them to say it.


Making Concrete Garden Ornaments by Sherri Warner Hunter

Making Concrete Garden Ornaments
  • Title : Making Concrete Garden Ornaments
  • Author : Sherri Warner Hunter
  • Publisher : Lark Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781579903183
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A celebrated teacher has gathered the tried-and-true techniques used by sculptors and folk artists, and tailored them for low-tech surroundings. Work with molds; form over armatures; model or carve with concrete; and treat concrete surfaces with mosaics, embedded objects, incising, and coloring. For dazzling outdoor embellishments, craft a birdbath, a Little Lady Fountain, and more. Twenty-five projects in all.


The Wellness Basket by Kelly Moore-Ogg

The Wellness Basket
  • Title : The Wellness Basket
  • Author : Kelly Moore-Ogg
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1479743097
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Seldom does one locate a collection of stories, bound together, with faith it will provide inspiration. The Wellness Basket is just such a book. Prose for everyone is contained within this creative process. The Wellness Basket is a collection of inspiring, poignant and amusing writing which all exist, as well as some stories which touch moments in each persons life path, with a dose of wellness from the Authors personal experiences. As this piece is a collection, one can read passages, individually, without having to turn the page to discover the end. It is interesting, honest, and even may evoke a few chuckles. This is the Books goal, to include everybody it touches, one chapter at a time. Enjoy!


All of Me by Chris Baron

All of Me
  • Title : All of Me
  • Author : Chris Baron
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • ISBN Code : 1250305993
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Beautifully written, brilliant, and necessary." --Matt de la Pena, Newbery Medalist Ari has body-image issues. After a move across the country, his parents work selling and promoting his mother's paintings and sculptures. Ari's bohemian mother needs space to create, and his father is gone for long stretches of time on "sales" trips. Meanwhile, Ari makes new friends: Pick, the gamer; the artsy Jorge, and the troubled Lisa. He is also relentlessly bullied because he's overweight, but he can't tell his parents—they're simply not around enough to listen. After an upsetting incident, Ari's mom suggests he go on a diet, and she gives him a book to help. But the book—and the diet—can’t fix everything. As Ari faces the demise of his parents' marriage, he also feels himself changing, both emotionally and physically. Here is a much-needed story about accepting the imperfect in oneself and in life.


Becoming God by Ford

Becoming God
  • Title : Becoming God
  • Author : Ford
  • Publisher : Drof Publishing,LLC
  • ISBN Code : 0615149626
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is the book the world has been waiting for. Becoming God is a mind-blowing guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Awareness of Being and Ultimate Reality through a close examination of today's most cutting edge science and technologies. Like a song bouncing into a new beat, Dance Music Super Producer, Ford has written his first book, "Becoming God." Connecting dots between science, spirituality, religion and psychology that only a true artist of his vision could have put together. Based on the cutting edge scientific studies of today and philosophies only recently being pondered, "Becoming God" is a must read companion book to "What The Bleep Do We Know," "The Secret," and any Deepak Chopra or Wayne Dyer.. www.becominggod.org


Where I Come from by Maria M. Gillan

Where I Come from
  • Title : Where I Come from
  • Author : Maria M. Gillan
  • Publisher : Guernica Editions
  • ISBN Code : 9781550710052
  • Pages : 118
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A great selection from a fine New Jersey poet.


Holiday Spirit by Zoe Evans

Holiday Spirit
  • Title : Holiday Spirit
  • Author : Zoe Evans
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1442433639
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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January 4 My teeny, weenie hotel room Holiday Spirit Level: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place A spur-of-the-moment invite had me flying on New Year’s Day with my dad and his girlfriend, Beth, to New York City! I was super excited to focus on fashion, not to mention have a real vacation. BUT that’s not possible, since, you know, DRAMA follows me everywhere. Aside from scoping out a MAJOR Katie Parker lookalike here in the Big Apple, it seems the Grizzlies might not be able to compete in the novice Get Up and Cheer! competition Jacqui and I signed us up for because Katarina is failing Social Studies. AND this little vacay with Dad and Beth? NOT a vacay. They are moving here, and asked if I’d like to come with? SERIOUSLY!? Oh, and to top it all off, why oh why am I spending so much time thinking about Evan when I’m supposed to be in major LIKE with Bevan? So much for holiday spirit. Maddy can't wait to explore the fashion and glamour of the city, and a week away from everything back home is just what she needs. What could possibly go wrong on vacay, anyway?? That is, except everything. After this vacation, Maddy's going to need a VACATION! This third installment of CHEER! Confessions of a Wannabe Cheerleader is a hilarious yet poignant story about growing up, making choices, and spreading lots and lots of holiday spirit!


Standing Room Only by Josh Liccardi

Standing Room Only
  • Title : Standing Room Only
  • Author : Josh Liccardi
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0578027887
  • Pages : 378
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One man's journey through the sick and twisted world of heroin addiction. Listen to his every thought as he tries to reexamine life, or what it has become. See each struggle unfold as things get more and more complicated. Learn how to curve the pain, and ultimately how to simply just give up.


The Sin-Eater's Confession by Ilsa J. Bick

The Sin-Eater's Confession
  • Title : The Sin-Eater's Confession
  • Author : Ilsa J. Bick
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
  • ISBN Code : 1467731714
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy. I guess you could say I knew Jimmy as well as anyone (which was not very well). I knew what scared him. And I knew he had dreams—even if I didn't understand them. Even if he nearly ruined my life to pursue them. Jimmy's dead now, and I definitely know that better than anyone. I know about blood and bone and how bodies decompose. I know about shadows and stones and hatchets. I know what a last cry for help sounds like. I know what blood looks like on my own hands. What I don't know is if I can trust my own eyes. I don't know who threw the stone. Who swung the hatchet? Who are the shadows? What do the living owe the dead?


Incognito by Andrea Raynor

Incognito
  • Title : Incognito
  • Author : Andrea Raynor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476723648
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Filled with humor, insight, and faith, this true story tells how one young woman overcame challenges, stereotypes, and personal struggles at Harvard Divinity School and emerged an ordained minister. As a bright young girl from Ohio, Andrea Raynor always wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she landed—almost by accident—at Harvard Divinity School, which, she quickly discovered, was no typical semi­nary. When she attended, in the 1980s, HDS was a place overflowing with creative expression and freedom of thought. Her classmates included two men who were undergoing sex changes and a woman who fancied herself a geisha. There was a lively gay and lesbian caucus, marches on Washington, civil disobedience, and more sexual intrigue than could be found in a stereotypical college fraternity house. Providing a bird’s-eye view of life within the hallowed halls (and beneath the crimson robes), Incognito is a humorous and poignant glimpse inside one of the nation’s most revered institutions. From navigating relation­ships to exploring whether a pretty girl can truly wear a collar, Incognito tackles our assumptions about spirituality, the church, morality, and identity, and affirms that God often works in ways—and in people—we least expect.


Chairman of Fools by Chinodya, Shimmer

Chairman of Fools
  • Title : Chairman of Fools
  • Author : Chinodya, Shimmer
  • Publisher : Weaver Press
  • ISBN Code : 1779221835
  • Pages : 196
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Chairman of Fools explores the plight of Farai Chari, a supposedly successful writer, professor and self-acclaimed artist, living in an African culture in which tradition weighs heavy and middle class aspirations are crude. Farai yearns for a world in which men and women can freely associate with one another and gratify their passions without moral chastisement. In the novel told with sympathy and affection, humour and irony, Chinoyda has created a meditation on male chauvinism, moral self- righteousness and mental break-down, continually posing the question: Is the hero an ingenuous and self-indulgent fool, or a deeply self-aware, but misunderstood character, who is pushing at the boundaries of prejudice.


Oranges and Lemons by Liz Bugg

Oranges and Lemons
  • Title : Oranges and Lemons
  • Author : Liz Bugg
  • Publisher : Insomniac Press
  • ISBN Code : 1554830788
  • Pages : 308
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the glamorous world of advertising, image is everything as intrepid lesbian PI Calli Barnow finds out when she goes undercover at a top Toronto agency. Following a twisted money trail, she stumbles across the body of a hot young copywriter, dead of a drug overdose at his desk. Just another casualty of the Bay Street rat race? Calli doesn't think so and when she follows her intuition, trouble usually follows her.


The Repertory of arts and manufactures [afterw.] arts, manufactures and agriculture by Repertory of arts, manufactures and agriculture

The Repertory of arts and manufactures [afterw.] arts, manufactures and agriculture
  • Title : The Repertory of arts and manufactures [afterw.] arts, manufactures and agriculture
  • Author : Repertory of arts, manufactures and agriculture
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Food Styling for Photographers by Linda Bellingham,Jean Ann Bybee

Food Styling for Photographers
  • Title : Food Styling for Photographers
  • Author : Linda Bellingham,Jean Ann Bybee
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1136101659
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"You eat with your eyes first, and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side. Linda has worked with clients Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, McDonald's, Tyson Foods, FritoLay, and many, many more. Professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee has worked with Harry & David, Dominos, Sara Lee, Seven-Up Company, and more. Jean Ann provides a seasoned photographer's point of view with helpful tips throughout. If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this guide provides the well-kept secrets of food styling techniques that can make your photos good enough to eat. Each chapter covers step-by-step instructions with mouth-watering photographs illustrating techniques for the creation of hero products that photographers at any level can whip up. Bon Appétit!


Just Like Butterflies by Claudia Natasia

Just Like Butterflies
  • Title : Just Like Butterflies
  • Author : Claudia Natasia
  • Publisher : Grasindo
  • ISBN Code : 9789790813205
  • Pages : 218
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Perforated Heart by Eric Bogosian

Perforated Heart
  • Title : Perforated Heart
  • Author : Eric Bogosian
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9781416594338
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Almost forty years after moving to Manhattan, author Richard Morris has achieved if not stratospheric renown then at least the accomplished career and caliber of fame that he envisioned for himself as a younger man. Now financially comfortable and artistically embittered, Richard is at his home upstate recuperating from heart surgery and nursing resentment toward his publisher and his reading public who have found new, more exciting writers and left his star to wane. In his attic, Richard comes across a stack of notebooks, the journals he began keeping when he arrived in New York in the late '70s. He is alternately fascinated and repelled by the young man he meets in these pages: hilariously naïve and egotistically misguided, the younger Richard compulsively absorbs everything around him from art and creativity to sex and drugs. As he reads more about himself, written by himself, Richard discovers that the pivotal moments of self-invention -- and self-realization -- occur far outside the conventional chronology of a lifetime. Perforated Heart explores two wholly different characters -- a young, ambitious artist and his older self, jaded by both success and failure -- and creates an unforgettable portrait of the two men who inhabit the one individual. By turns meditative, deftly observant, and scathingly analytical, Eric Bogosian re-creates the landscape and atmosphere of 1970s New York City with fresh, vivid imagery and reveals a powerful commentary on the dynamic between creativity and commerce in the artistic world. Perforated Heart is his most rewarding and penetrating novel yet, with prose that reflects an equally astonishing range of experience and emotion.