It's Not Me, It's Them

Confessions of a hopeless modern romantic - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Author: Joel Dommett
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472251288
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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'Effortless humour and bucketloads of charm. It's impossible not to be bowled over by the ending. Most definitely my favourite celebrity memoir in a long time. Brilliant.' - THE SUN **The hilarious debut from I'm A Celeb star Joel Dommett (Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Impractical Jokers), for fans of Joe Lycett, James Acaster and Sarah Millican** As a 17-year-old virgin working . . . for Virgin, Joel Dommett has grand ambitions. Firstly, he is going to swap suburbia for the bright lights of Showbiz. Secondly, he is going to find 'the one' in the first forty people he's going to sleep with. What follows is a series of disastrous romantic encounters, including carpets mistaken for toilets, futile grand gestures and the catfishing to end all catfishing. Featuring genuine teenage diary entries and told in Joel's trademark self-deprecating style, this is the brilliant first book from the UK's most exciting comedian.

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend

Author: Louise Rozett
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373210655
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Starting a new school year after the events of Confessions of an Angry Girl, Rose resolves to stand up for herself, employ prudence before speaking and free her self-esteem from the opinions of a boy who does not return her affections. Original.

Mistress of My Fate

Author: Hallie Rubenhold
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455511811
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just sixteen years old, circumstance and a passionate love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life fending for herself on the streets of 18th century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.

Not Ready to Adult Yet

A Totally Ill-Informed Guide to Life
Author: Iain Stirling
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008288006
Page: 320
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Hilarious life lessons from the voice of a generation.So, what do you write about when you do a book? Yourself? Nah, I've not done enough stuff yet (you've got to think word count; I'd really have to drag out that time I went caravanning with Aunty Pam and Uncle Bill in order to achieve anything other than 'pamphlet' status). So, what about my generation? Millennials. We've got loads of stories. We've been celebrated and scorned; it seems we're the envy, fascination and disgrace of the world.Throughout life, millennials have been taught we're perfect and should live a perfect life - from being mollycoddled by our parents to receiving awards for taking part at school, and the beautiful, filtered lives we all see and share on social media. We've been taught, whatever happens, life should be flawless; whatever you do, don't fuck up. And then we enter the real world and start work, and start having relationships, and failure starts to rear its ugly head. A head none of us were warned about or indeed are ready for.We were told failure was never an option. And I believed them. But, truth be known, I've fucked up at every point. As have you. And honestly, it's fine.In his brilliant first book, Iain explores why millennials are the way they are - and whether that makes us self-obsessed, work-shy, mollycoddled, egomaniacs; or just a misunderstood generation with a fear of failure.Funny, provocative and packed-full of entertaining stories, is what my publishers have told me to say about this book. But actually this is my ill-informed guide to what life is really like for millennials and how we can navigate it better.


Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307744029
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

This Modern Love

Author: Will Darbyshire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150115446X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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In the tradition of Post Secret and Other People’s Love Letters, a crowdsourced compilation of letters, stories, and art work about the modern state of love and relationships, edited by rising filmmaker and beloved YouTube vlogger Will Darbyshire. “What would you say to your ex, without judgment?” This is the question filmmaker and vlogger Will Darbyshire posed to hundreds of thousands of his closest friends on YouTube. Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience, and to get at the heart of one of life’s unknowable yet universal mysteries: love. Over a period of six months, Will posed a series of questions to his audience and asked them to reveal their innermost feelings about their own romantic experiences in the form of hand-written letters, poems, photographs, and emails. The result is a curated collection of responses that are, at turns, funny, dark, confessional, awkward, comforting, and uplifting. This Modern Love is a compelling portrait of individual desires, fantasies, resentments, and fears that reminds us that, whether we’re in or out of love, we’re not alone.

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays

Author: Paul Kingsnorth
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555979726
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 208
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A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in “an age of ecocide” Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist—an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the environmental movement began to focus on “sustainability” rather than the defense of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. He gave up what he saw as the false hope that residents of the First World would ever make the kind of sacrifices that might avert the severe consequences of climate change. Full of grief and fury as well as passionate, lyrical evocations of nature and the wild, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist gathers the wave-making essays that have charted the change in Kingsnorth’s thinking. In them he articulates a new vision that he calls “dark ecology,” which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us, and he argues for a renewed balance between the human and nonhuman worlds. This iconoclastic, fearless, and ultimately hopeful book, which includes the much-discussed “Uncivilization” manifesto, asks hard questions about how we’ve lived and how we should live.

True Briton

A Weekly Magazine of Amusement and Instruction
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Handbook of Affective Sciences

Author: Richard J Davidson,Klaus R Sherer,H. Hill Goldsmith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195377001
Category: Psychology
Page: 1199
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One hundred stereotype maps glazed with the most exquisite human prejudice, especially collected for you by Yanko Tsvetkov, author of the viral Mapping Stereotypes project. Satire and cartography rarely come in a single package but in the Atlas of Prejudice they successfully blend in a work of art that is both funny and thought-provoking. The book is based on Mapping Stereotypes, Yanko Tsvetkov's critically acclaimed project that became a viral Internet sensation in 2009. A reliable weapon against bigots of all kinds, it serves as an inexhaustible source of much needed argumentation and-occasionally-as a nice slab of paper that can be used to smack them across the face whenever reasoning becomes utterly impossible. The Complete Collection version of the Atlas contains all maps from the previously published two volumes and adds twenty five new ones, wrapping the best-selling series in a single extended edition.

A Hopeless Romantic

Author: Harriet Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416571531
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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From the bestselling author of Going Home, which Sophie Kinsella hailed as “fabulous,” comes a novel sure to touch and delight anyone who believes in love. Laura Foster is a hopeless romantic. Her friends know it, her parents know it—even Laura acknowledges she lives either with her head in the clouds or buried in a romance novel. It’s proved harmless enough, even if it hasn’t delivered her a real-life dashing hero yet. But when her latest relationship ends in a disaster that costs her friendships, her job, and nearly her sanity, Laura swears off men and hopeless romantic fantasies for good. With her life in tatters around her, Laura agrees to go on vacation with her parents. After a few days of visiting craft shops and touring the stately homes of England, Laura is ready to tear her hair out. And then, while visiting grand Chartley Hall, she crosses paths with Nick, the sexy, rugged estate manager. She finds she shares more than a sense of humor with him—in fact, she starts to think she could fall for him. But is Nick all he seems? Or has Laura got it wrong again? Will she open her heart only to have it broken again?

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

Author: Florence King
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312050631
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 278
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The author humorously recounts her life growing up in the South, and comments on southern men, women, and traditions


A Novel
Author: JJ Amaworo Wilson
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1629631752
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Uses magical realism, revolutionary politics, and romantic adventure to bring to life a colorful community of squatters in an imaginary Latin American city Damnificados is loosely based on the real-life occupation of a half-completed skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, the Tower of David. In this fictional version, 600 "damnificados"—vagabonds and misfits—take over an abandoned urban tower and set up a community complete with schools, stores, beauty salons, bakeries, and a rag-tag defensive militia. Their always heroic (and often hilarious) struggle for survival and dignity pits them against corrupt police, the brutal military, and the tyrannical "owners." Taking place in an unnamed country at an unspecified time, the novel has elements of magical realism: avenging wolves, biblical floods, massacres involving multilingual ghosts, arrow showers falling to the tune of Beethoven's Ninth, and a trash truck acting as a Trojan horse.

Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476753164
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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When she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Sydney, a 22-year-old college student, must decide what to do next, especially when she becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor Ridge. Original.

Modern Romance

Author: Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109251
Category: Courtship
Page: 288
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The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.