Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart

Author: Pamela Des Barres
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569766800
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Updated to include the escapades of the last 16 years of the "queen of the groupies," this rollicking, piquant, and sometimes heartbreaking follow-up to "I'm With the Band" documents Pamela Des Barres' struggles with postmodern marriage and motherhood. Covering the middle-passage years of the baby-boom generation, this biography portrays a hilarious, inspiring tussle with life's adventures and adversities, from acting with Sylvester Stallone and dancing with Bob Dylan to making ends meet by rooming with struggling celebrities and selling cosmetics. For all its famous names and insider lore, this is a survivor's story--about the anguish of coping with loved ones' addictions, suffering divorce and loss, and the joys and terrors of raising a gifted son--told with grace, charm, and a generous sense of humor.

Another Little Piece Of My Heart

Author: Tracey Martin
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459254740
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What if your devastating break-up became this summer's hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart. At her dying mother's request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she's ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared's big break. While Jared is catapulted into rock-star status, another piece of Claire's heart crumbles every time his song plays on the radio. The summer after her senior year, it's been months since the big break-up, and Claire is just trying to keep her head down and make it through a tense trip to the beach with her family. But when Jared shows up, and old feelings reignite, can Claire and Jared let go of the past? Or will they be stuck singing the same old refrain? "Sweet, sassy and incredibly swoon-tastic! The romance between these two musicians will strum every reader's heartstrings." – Jennifer Walkup, author of Second Verse "A rocking second chance story layered with wit, music, and heart." – Jean Haus, author of In the Band "An anthem for anyone giving love a second chance. Claire and Jared's story sings." - Lisa Burstein, author of Pretty Amy

Another Little Piece Of My Heart

Author: Richard Goldstein
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408858096
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In 1961, Richard Goldstein saw Bob Dylan perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall. Rock music was in its infancy, and revolution was in the air. Criticism of the genre didn't yet exist but, as it began to change music and politics for ever, the serious discussion of rock became a thriving institution. Aged just twenty-two in 1966, and the first rock critic in New York, Goldstein became a pivotal figure in the industry. Forging close relationships with huge names – Jim Morrison, Brian Wilson and Janis Joplin to name just three – his life became a whirlwind of politics, sex and rock and roll. Another Little Piece of My Heart is an unparalleled document of rock and revolution.

Just Around Midnight

Author: Jack Hamilton
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674416597
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When Jimi Hendrix died, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet ten years earlier, Chuck Berry had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become white? Jack Hamilton challenges the racial categories that distort standard histories of rock music and the 60s revolution.

The Heart Of The Matter

Author: John D. Loscher
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496918339
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The heart belonging to Dr. Jacob Rothmann, M.D., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is filled with rage. He has yet to recover from being romantically spurned some three decades earlier by the beautiful Melissa Neithaus in favor of his irresponsible roommate, Marty Adkins. Carrying that anger for nearly thirty years blackened his heart beyond reproach. With the cardiac physician’s spirit completely devoured, he evolves into a repulsive man with no redeeming characteristics whatsoever. But, with Marty dying of congestive heart failure, Melissa re-enters his life... As a renowned cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Rothmann has the power to do as the woman he still loves with all his heart implores...Save Marty’s life. But does he have the heart to do it?

Where Love Goes

Author: Joyce Maynard
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307787620
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From the author of To Die For comes this poignant, stirring, and occasionally hilarious story of a woman's attempt to remake her life after a searing divorce. Maynard's novel captures love as one approaches middle age in contemporary America.

Small Steps

Author: Louis Sachar
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375840692
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SMALL STEPS is a contemporary young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation Holes, and The Cardturner. Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believe in Armpit is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. Armpit seems to be on the right path until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. X-Ray's plan leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation Kaira DeLeon, the Beyoncé of her time, and suddenly Armpit's life spins out of control. Only one thing is certain: he'll never be the same again. Combining his signature wit with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters, Sachar explores issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that shape a person's life, and what it takes to stay the course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice—but always a small step in right direction.

Rose

Author: Diane Schwemm
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442498730
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Meet the Walker sisters, Rose, Daisy, Laurel, and Lily—each girl different in personality, temperament, and talents. This first story focuses on oldest sister Rose and follows her tragedies and triumphs, even her first love, in the year following her sixteenth birthday.

Janis Joplin

Author: Edward Willett
Editor: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766028371
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"A biography of Janis Joplin. Presents a comprehensive look at her life and her music"--Provided by publisher.

For Richer For Poorer

Author: Victoria Coren
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847677967
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Two novels by the 18th-century Scottish author that “focus on the foibles and fumbles, the humor and waste of people . . . of political ambition” (The National). Galt’s two great political novels date from around the passing of the Reform Act of 1832. The Member has claims to be the first political novel in the English language and is a tour de force of wit, observation, and a devastating critique of political self-seekings. Its hero is a Scot, newly returned from India, who purchases a seat in a rotten borough. As a study of the corruption of the pre-reform parliament it is unsurpassed. The Radical is a study of narrow-minded, humor-less fanaticism. Galt’s aim is to demonstrate the fragility of the existing order and the closeness of anarchy to the surface of society. This is the first republication of The Radical since its original edition. “Galt has dropped from popular currency even more than Walter Scott, but he is an important novelist and warrants reappraisal and new reading.”—The National