Being Conchita We Are Unstoppable

Author: Conchita Wurst
Editor: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784187054
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Her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 propelled her to become a worldwide inspiration for millions. However, at the same time her detractors united against her - demonstrations were held before the European Parliament and death threats were issued against her.Conchita Wurst both polarised and fascinated people with her wonderful singing and fearless image; Elton John, Cher, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier were among the many who publicly admired her talent and courage.Now she talks for the first time about the good and bad of her childhood, both the love she received from her parents and the support of her grandmother, but also the discrimination she experienced first-hand from others. She also answers some important questions: why did she feel the need to leave home at the age of fourteen to stand on her own two feet? How did Tom Neuwirth become Conchita Wurst? And how did she manage to realise her dreams when day after day obstacles were placed in her path?Being Conchita is the fascinating story of a young boy from the provinces who always had a vision of one day being a star.

Being Conchita

Author: Conchita Wurst
ISBN: 9781784186494
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With the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix', Thomas Neuwirth - better known to the world as Conchita Wurst - stormed to victory in 2014's Eurovision Song Contest. The bearded queen's winning words, 'We are unity and we are unstoppable', were a pointed riposte to overt Russian hostility and Eastern European homophobia, and a watershed moment for LGBT campaigners. Her victory stirred massive support right across the continent in the gay community and beyond, and Conchita's inspirational book will undoubtedly attract that same support and goodwill.

Destiny And Desire

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0679604456
Size: 10,27 MB
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Winner of the Cervantes Prize Carlos Fuentes, one of the world’s most acclaimed authors, is at the height of his powers in this stunning new novel—a magnificent epic of passion, magic, and desire in modern Mexico, a rich and remarkable tapestry set in a world where free will fights with the wishes of the gods. Josué Nadal has lost more than his innocence: He has been robbed of his life—and his posthumous narration sets the tone for a brilliantly written novel that blends mysticism and realism. Josué tells of his fateful meeting as a skinny, awkward teen with Jericó, the vigorous boy who will become his twin, his best friend, and his shadow. Both orphans, the two young men intend to spend their lives in intellectual pursuit—until they enter an adult landscape of sex, crime, and ambition that will test their pledge and alter their lives forever. Idealistic Josué goes to work for a high-tech visionary whose stunning assistant will introduce him to a life of desire; cynical Jericó is enlisted by the Mexican president in a scheme to sell happiness to the impoverished masses. On his journey into a web of illegality in which he will be estranged from Jericó, Josué is aided and impeded by a cast of unforgettable characters: a mad, imprisoned murderer with a warning of revenge, an elegant aviatrix and addict seeking to be saved, a prostitute shared by both men who may have murdered her way into a brilliant marriage, and the prophet Ezekiel himself. Mixing ancient mythologies with the sensuousness and avarice and need of the twenty-first century, Destiny and Desire is a monumental achievement from one of the masters of contemporary literature. From the Hardcover edition.

Murder In Mexico

Author: Cora Taylor
Editor: Coteau Books
ISBN: 9781550503531
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Jennifer, her twin Maggie, and their friend Sam are hoping for a relaxing holiday in Mexico, but at every turn they are drawn into a world of gun runners, CIA agents, and murder, in a web that only Jennifer's magical talent can unweave.

The Sex Was Great But

Author: Tyne O'Connell
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459248732
Size: 20,62 MB
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Holly Klein is an A-list celebrity with an army of assistants. Leo Monroe is a smart-talking DJ from the streets. She lives on Mulholland Drive; he lives on…someone else's sofa. But when Leo rescues Holly from a mugger, their two worlds collide, literally. Such a heroic act deserves a reward, and Holly's producer comes up with a brilliant suggestion: feature Leo on Holly's hit makeover show. New image, new life—in just a few weeks! Leo accepts only so he can stay in Holly's pool house. Meanwhile, Holly is stunned to realize she prefers rough-and-ready Leo to her usual slick, Armani-clad companions. Sleeping with him once is an accident; soon, however, it becomes a secret habit she can't seem to break. Great sex is one thing, but could a Hollywood star and a busking Brit ever seriously work as a couple? Holly starts to question whether the meaning of life really is a Hermés Birkin handbag and an invite to the hottest showbiz parties. Leo might be having the makeover, but is it Holly who really needs to change?

New Adult Ebook Box Set

Author: Jody Gehrman
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460328221
Size: 15,99 MB
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Smoldering corporate bad boy. Hot British DJ. Irresistible secret boyfriend. Dark-eyed guitar player. Join authors Amanda Hill, Sarah Tucker, Tyne O'Connell and Jody Gehrman on four rollercoaster rides from London to L.A. and from wrong to oh-so-right. LOVE LIKE THAT by Amanda Hill Handsome, charming Roman is everything Dalton Moss has always wanted—but surly, moody Jeremy is the one she can't stop thinking about. Engaged to one man, magnetically drawn to the other…can Dalton figure out her feelings before she loses them both? THE LAST YEAR OF BEING SINGLE by Sarah Tucker Sarah Giles has the perfect fiancé and the perfect life—until an innocent office flirtation escalates into an erotic obsession. Torn between two men, Sarah writes a scandalously honest diary of one life-changing year, and faces the challenge of writing her own happy ending…. THE SEX WAS GREAT BUT… by Tyne O'Connell Holly Klein is an A-list celebrity with an army of assistants. Leo Monroe is a hotshot DJ from the streets. Scorching, top-secret sex is one thing...but can a Hollywood star and a struggling musician ever seriously work as a couple? SUMMER IN THE LAND OF SKIN by Jody Gehrman All Anna wants is to uncover long-buried family secrets so she can move on with her life. Then she gets tangled up with Arlan, a sinfully attractive guitar player—and over the course of an unforgettable summer, she'll discover that the only way to get free of her past is to embrace it.

The Buccaneers

Author: Edith Wharton
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440621390
Size: 11,39 MB
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Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful. After Wharton's death in 1937, The Christian Science Monitor said, "If it could have been completed, The Buccaneers would doubtless stand among the richest and most sophisticated of Wharton's novels." Now, with wit and imagination, Marion Mainwaring has finished the story, taking her cue from Wharton's own synopsis. It is a novel any Wharton fan will celebrate and any romantic reader will love. This is the richly engaging story of Nan St. George and guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies.

Casebook Of Psychological Disorders

Editor: Allyn & Bacon
Size: 19,42 MB
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This casebook offers fifteen lively cases that illustrate a wide range of specific DSM-IV diagnoses covered in the abnormal psychology course. These cases integrate issues of racial and gender diversity and provide insight into the lives of people suffering from a variety of psychological disorders, highlighting how psychological distress is experienced and treated in real life. Each case follows a similar pattern to aid reader comprehension. An Introduction describes the problems in the person's life, or the catalyst bringing him or her into therapy. A Psychosocial History offers childhood and other relevant background data to provide a context for the disorder. The Conceptualization section offers the rationale for the diagnosis and the Treatment section then outlines the appropriate psychotherapy as well as any other treatments such as medication or group therapy. The Discussion section highlights interesting aspects of the case, presents relevant research, and examines various theoretical perspectives on treatment. Finally, the Prognosis section covers reasonable expectations of what the future might hold for this person. Critical Thinking Questions are posed at the end of each chapter. Gender and cultural diversity are highlighted among both clients and psychotherapists with important cultural issues woven throughout the cases. The cases themselves feature people from a variety of backgrounds and heritages, the impact of sociocultural factors on the experience or prevalence of a disorder is often discussed, as well as how treatment is affected when the client and therapist come from different ethnic backgrounds. This casebook also features diverse theoretical orientations that drive treatment. Treatment outcomes are diverse and realistic and span from short to long-term. Most are designed as ideal interventions, but some are influenced by economic concerns and changing models of available services. For anyone interested in abnormal psychology.

A Long Way From St Louie

Author: Colleen J. McElroy
ISBN: 9781566890595
Size: 20,26 MB
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The St. Louis author recounts her journeys and travels through poems and prose

The Tale Of The Two Virgins

Author: Jenny Francis
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783066822
Size: 19,63 MB
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It is 1963. When General Franco, right-wing leader of Spain, decides to take a short break in the small fishing town of Los Tidos, incognito, of course, a catalogue of events is set in motion that could never have been foreseen by his long-suffering security team...