Survival of the Lingerie Girls

Author: Rose Burke

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514291139

Category:

Page: 266

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A sexy chick lit novel about a douchebag, a naive college dropout, & her new career! You won't be able to put it down! Received New York Book Festival Honorable Mention in 2014 Eva Palmer is a new escort. It seemed to be her only option after her boyfriend, bitterly identified as [The Douchebag], cunningly packed up and abandoned their shared Long Island apartment, leaving her broke and on the brink of homelessness. Nyani, Eva's alluring new companion, portrays her escorting club as an effortless lifestyle of luxury and designer apparel. She's a lifesaver when she offers Eva a place to crash if she gives the club a chance. With a blossoming career to go with a gifted assortment of lingerie and cocktail dresses, Eva, now known as 'Hannah', finds herself inventing a new persona to go with it all. Each chapter describes Eva's unique thirty-eight day journey as she battles with her identity, financial misery, and overwhelming desire for vengeance on those who have wronged her. A sexy thriller that has it all, now available in paperback and eBook! "This book was awesome! Unexpected twists and details to perfection. Loved it. As raunchy as it grows the author keeps a sweetness to the main character the entire time." - Amazon Review"
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Survival of the Prettiest

The Science of Beauty

Author: Nancy Etcoff

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307779114

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1710

A provocative and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, skewering the myth that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavior. In Survival of the Prettiest, Nancy Etcoff, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, argues that beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of the fashion industry, nor a backlash against feminism—it’s in our biology. Beauty, she explains, is an essential and ineradicable part of human nature that is revered and ferociously pursued in nearly every civilization—and for good reason. Those features to which we are most attracted are often signals of fertility and fecundity. When seen in the context of a Darwinian struggle for survival, our sometimes extreme attempts to attain beauty—both to become beautiful ourselves and to acquire an attractive partner—suddenly become much more understandable. Moreover, if we understand how the desire for beauty is innate, then we can begin to work in our own interests, and not just the interests of our genetic tendencies.
Posted in Social Science

Girls in Trouble with the Law

Author: Laurie Schaffner

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813538334

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

View: 3753

Looks at female detention centers in the United States and explores the worlds of the young women of who are incarcerated.
Posted in Social Science

The Scream Queen's Survival Guide

Avoid machetes, defeat evil children, steer clear of bloody dismemberment, and conquer other horror movie clichTs

Author: Meredith O'Hayre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144050864X

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 3037

Horror movie fans know: danger lurks around every corner, locker room, and strange new neighbor. And as every slasher addict knows, the last known survivor is always The Scream Queen. In this guide, youÆll learn 150 life-or-death lessons that Jamie Lee, Neve, and Jennifer Love learned on screen--without the pain of dismemberment. You owe it to yourself to master the scream queenÆs rules of survival, including: Be wary of days that begin "much like any other" (itÆs all downhill from there) Keep that playlist light (no one ever got axed while cuttinÆ Footloose) Reconsider that roadtrip (or else end up at the mercy of a creepy tow truck driver) Keep away from small-town law enforcement (the rent-a-cop always dies) Featuring little-known trivia and favorite moments from dozens of the most well-known and scariest movies of all time, this is one survival guide horror fans are sure to die without.
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The Grizzly Bear

Author: J. Rush Bronson,Clarence M. Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: N.A

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Posted in California

The Gift of Fear

Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence

Author: Gavin De Becker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747538356

Category: Electronic books

Page: 340

View: 8682

In this work, Gavin de Becker shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger - before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including ideas on how to act when approached by a stranger.
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Underneath It All

A History of Women's Underwear

Author: Amber J. Keyser

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1541522052

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7685

For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women's undergarments became complex structures designed to shape their bodies to fit the fashion ideals of the time. In the modern era, undergarments are out in the open, from the designer corsets Madonna wore on stage to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement on Instagram. This feminist exploration of women's underwear reveals the intimate role lingerie plays in defining women's bodies, sexuality, gender identity, and body image. It is a story of control and restraint but also female empowerment and self-expression. You will never look at underwear the same way again.
Posted in Young Adult Nonfiction

American Thresherman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Actor's Life

A Survival Guide

Author: Jenna Fischer

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1944648232

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 9184

Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt. If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.
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Urban Survival

The World of Working-class Women

Author: Ruth Sidel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803292390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 5242

Although conditions have vastly improved since the days of sweatshops, the working woman is still likely to be underpaid, overworked, and without adequate resources. In Urban Survival eight working-class women of different ages and races speak with pride and independence about their daily reality, their hopes and fears. Ruth Sidel’s new introduction shows that although she interviewed the women in the late seventies, their concerns are still current. Now, as then, the working woman worries about obtaining needed childcare, healthcare, and social services; about being the last hired and first fired; about welfare, drugs, and violence. The oral histories in Urban Survival reveal a vivid picture of the struggle for survival in today’s cities.
Posted in Business & Economics

An Intimate Affair

Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Author: Jill Fields

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520223691

Category: Design

Page: 375

View: 2827

Intimate apparel, a term in use by 1921, has played a crucial role in the development of the 'naughty but nice' feminine ideal that emerged in the 20th century. This history of 20th century lingerie tours the world of women's intimate apparel.
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The AIDS Generation

Stories of Survival and Resilience

Author: Perry N. Halkitis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199944970

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 5509

Examines the strategies employed by the first generation of HIV-positive gay men to survive and cope and provides an understanding of how individuals cope with life-threatening diseases.
Posted in Medical

Nikki Turner Presents Street Chronicles

Girls in the Game

Author: Nikki Turner

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0345484029

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 4883

A compilation of street lit tales by some of the leading female writers in the genre features "Power," in which a woman with a prominent position in the city administration of Richmond, Virginia, sets out to woo the new district attorney to save her secret gangsta love, as well as contributions by Nikki Turner, Chunichi, Tysha, Joy, Meisha C. Holmes, Lakesa Cox, and Wahida Clark. Original. 60,000 first printing.
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Rise

Surviving the Fight of My Life

Author: Paige VanZant

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316472271

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6571

AN INSPIRING MEMOIR FOR ANYONE WHO'S BEEN KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGING Paige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. But long before she was a world-class fighter and winning over fans with her unlikely strength, Paige battled her own private demons. Rise is the story of her fight to become a bone-breaking competitor. It is the deeply moving and soul-inspiring journey of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and became one of the toughest women in the world.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Woman in the Wilderness

Author: Miriam Lancewood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760633523

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Page: N.A

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An inspirational story of adventure and bravery, from a young woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the wilds of the South Island of New Zealand.
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The Girl Who Was on Fire (Movie Edition)

Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

Author: Leah Wilson

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1936661594

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 280

View: 6992

Includes 3 brand new essays on Gale, the Games, and Mockingjay! **Already read the first edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire? Look for The Girl Who Was on Fire - Booster Pack in the Kindle store to get just the three new essays and the extra movie content.** Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide. In The Girl Who Was on Fire - Movie Edition, sixteen YA authors take you back to the world of the Hunger Games with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, Panem, and the series, really is. • How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems? • What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror? • Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself? • What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we? CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Diana Peterfreund (NEW), Brent Hartinger (NEW), Jackson Pearce (NEW)
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The Last Girl

My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State

Author: Nadia Murad

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 1524760455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2201

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war.
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Refuge

Author: Ming Lauren Holden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888553956

Category: Arts in social service

Page: 246

View: 3432

Literary Nonfiction. Essays. California Interest. Women's Studies. REFUGE is a book of lyric essays about a young woman's life as a budding writer and an international development and aid worker. Spanning twelve years and multiple continents, it focuses in large part on her advocacy and theater work with refugees. From crossing the border into one of Syria's refugee camps in 2013; to an interview with a man who fled Aleppo for the peace and security of Sweden in 2015; to working in a sustainable forestry foundation near Siberia in 2003; to taking the train from Mongolia to China to visit the home and wife of an exiled writer in 2008; to founding a self-sustaining theater project with Congolese refugee women in a slum of Nairobi in 2013; to finding George Oppen's old typewriter in the attic of a farmhouse in Maine in 2004; to working as a nude model for artists' groups in college--the work these lyric essays illuminates is that of a twenty-something year old woman trying to find herself and her world by putting her body in places, within boundaries, others might not ever consider stepping foot inside of.
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The Teen Girl's Survival Guide

Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress

Author: Lucie Hemmen

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626253080

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 7884

As a teen girl, you are likely feeling pressure and stress from every direction. Having good, healthy relationships with friends you can count on makes all the difference. In this guide, psychologist and teen expert Lucie Hemmen offers ten tips to guide you toward creating and maintaining the social life you want. Even better, the real experts that make this guide special are older teen girls who have recently been where you are now—and have plenty to say about it. As you move through this fun and engaging guide, you will get a sense of who you are as a friend, appreciate authentic qualities you can share with others, and get moving toward expanding the quality and quantity of your social connections. Before you know it, small steps will lead to big changes and you will find yourself more confident, connected, and happy. Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the ten tips guide you in developing yourself in both simple and significant ways. You will engage in thought-provoking exercises and take fun quizzes spaced between tips to get you thinking more deeply about yourself and others. If you’re ready to get going on your social life, this book will show you the way.
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Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 5945

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
Posted in Performing Arts