I M Wild Again

Author: Helen Gurley Brown
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312273525
Size: 18,72 MB
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She's back and causing jaws to drop as always! As bold and amusing as ever, Helen Gurley Brown, who made her mark in publishing history when she became editor in chief of Cosmopolitan in 1965, has written her first memoir, I'm Wild Again: Snippets from My Life and a Few Brazen Thoughts. While the subjects of her seven previous books have all been drawn from her own experiences, this is the first time Brown has concentrated on herself as the sole subject of a book and revealed the secrets of her sometimes shocking and always interesting life. In I'm Wild Again, Brown discusses several aspects of her life that she has not opened up about before. She talks about her breast implants and cosmetic surgery, her bout with breast cancer, her fidelity to her husband. Furthermore, she offers her thoughts on parents, adultery, office politics, exercise, food, marriage, affection...the list goes on. Never one to be shy or mince words, Brown doesn't leave any words unwritten, and the contents of her book "shocked, flabbergasted, amazed, irritated, amused" gossip columnist Liz Smith, who has seen almost everything. Larry King, Frank McCourt, Joan Rivers, Diane Sawyer, and Dominick Dunne have also praised the book and toasted Brown for leading such a courageous and vibrant life.

Snippets From My Life

Author: Sardar Ahmed Bhatti
ISBN: 9781462852734
Size: 18,64 MB
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Reading The West

Author: Bill Brown
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312137618
Size: 12,29 MB
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This exciting collection makes 4 previously hard-to-find dime Westerns easily available to readers who wish to enrich their understanding of nineteenth-century American literature. These varied novels provide a new and important context for examining classic, widely taught authors and tell us much about nineteenth-century attitudes towards race and gender. The anthology includes: Malaeska; The Indian Wife of the White Hunter, by Ann S. Stephens (1860) Seth Jones; or The Captives of the Frontier, by Edward S. Ellis (1860) Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road, by Edward J. Wheeler (1877) Frank Reade, The Inventor, Chasing the James Boys With His Steam Team, Anonymous (1890) With an introduction that critically examines the historical and cultural background of the dime Western, a chronology of relevant background information on historical figures and events, headnotes to the novels, glosses of unfamiliar terms and references, 27 illustrations, and a selected bibliography, this edition makes frequently overlooked dime Westerns readily accessible for serious study, particularly in courses that emphasize a new historicist or cultural studies approach.

Self Help Inc

Author: Micki McGee
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883688
Size: 15,82 MB
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Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.

My Life Pages

Author: Janet Conner
Editor: Conari Press
ISBN: 1573246182
Size: 20,60 MB
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The companion journal to Conner's latest book, The Lotus and the Lily, helps readers cracks the abundance code by linking the wisdom of the inner voice with the surprising parallel teachings of Buddha and Jesus. In a profound yet simple 30-day program, Conner guides the reader in soul writing through the journal and the book, to create the personal receptive conditions that nourish a bountiful life. Janet Conner is a major voice for spiritual growth and understanding, who became a catalyst for deep soul change after a series of personal traumas. Her landmark book, Writing Down Your Soul connects readers to their "extraordinary voice within."

Struggling With Destiny In Karimpur 1925 1984

Author: Susan S. Wadley
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520914339
Size: 13,99 MB
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Susan Wadley first visited Karimpur—the village "behind mud walls" made famous by William and Charlotte Wiser—as a graduate student in 1967. She returned often, adding her observations and experiences to the Wisers' field notes from the 1920s and 1930s. In this long-awaited book, Wadley gives us a work of unprecedented scope: a portrait of an Indian village as it has changed over a sixty-year period. She hears of changes in agriculture, labor relations, education, and the family. But Karimpur's residents do not speak with one voice in describing the ways their lives have changed—viewpoints vary considerably depending on the speaker's gender, economic status, and caste. Using cultural documents such as songs and stories, as well as data on household budgets and farming practices, Wadley examines what it means to be poor or rich, female or male. She demonstrates that the forms of subordination prescribed for women are paralleled by those prescribed for lower castes. Villagers also speak of political struggles in India, and of the importance of religion when confronting change. Their stories, songs, and life histories reveal the rich fabric of Karimpur and show how much can be learned from listening to its people.

Cat Tales

Author: Charles Wysocki
Editor: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736910248
Size: 14,45 MB
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Best known for his depiction of small-town America, Wysocki brings to life the antics and adventures of the many cats that have passed through his life in this fun and frolicking full-color gift book. (June)

Letters From The Closet

Author: Amy Hollingsworth
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666780
Size: 14,59 MB
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An honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female protégée—each seeking connection and acceptance—as reflected by the decade of letters they exchanged. It was an improbable relationship from the start—a high school English teacher, still in the closet, and his best student. From the confines—and protection—of his closet, Amy’s teacher wrote these letters, letters that were read, cherished, answered, and then locked away for years. Now Amy looks back at the decade of intimate letters that preceded her teacher’s untimely death, collects the shards left by their clumsy, sometimes violent attempts to unmask each other, and counts again the cost of knowing and being known. Every writer needs a room of his own, but for some people, at certain times, and in certain circumstances, the best you can do is a closet. Timely and relevant, this is a love story of the most contemporary kind, a rare glimpse into an intimate relationship between teacher and student—a relationship whose effects are still being felt decades later. It’s raw and honest and moving, a poignant commentary on the values that unite us all.

Vanity Fair

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Snippets Of Truth Understanding And Wisdom For A New Way Of Living On This Planet

Author: Riet Taal (EdD)
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452507859
Size: 16,95 MB
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“A new way of living” —Do we need to change our way of living on this planet? According to this book, a definite “Yes!” Our attitudes, priorities, and the way we have looked after the environment have resulted in a situation that is no longer sustainable for a healthy and harmonious future for us and for generations to come. We have seen increased pollution of the air and water; diminishing forests, ice caps, and ozone layers; warming of the planet, resulting in weather and climate changes, and with that danger of extinction for many bird and animal species. And let’s not forget: danger for the survival of us human beings! Can we still do something about it, or is it all too little and too late? What is our fate? The message in this book can be considered a wake-up call, an urgent reminder to mend our ways, to change our attitudes, and to have a critical look at what is happening around us; what our roles are and what we as individuals and members of groups and communities can do to bring about change. We are not alone in this endeavour—the messages giving us support and encouragement are coming from a spirit source, channeled by the author through automatic writing. The special readings deal with topics such as: where we come from, what our purpose is, predictions and climate changes, together with information on relationships and finding inner peace and spiritual growth. Let us all strive for a happy and rewarding outcome!