Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever
Author: Will Hermes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374533547
Category: History
Page: 384
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Chronicles five epochal years of music in the Big Apple against a backdrop of the period's high crime, limited government resources and low rents, tracing the formations of key sounds while evaluating the contributions of such artists as Willie Colón, Bruce Springsteen and Grandmaster Flash.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened


Author: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101573082
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

The Legal Challenges of Social Media


Author: David Mangan,Lorna E. Gillies
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785364510
Category:
Page: 352
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Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? This book engages with the legal implications of social media from public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavoured to adapt existing tools to social media.

The Burn Cookbook

An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans
Author: Jonathan Bennett,Nikki Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 1538747324
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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Real Recipes to Feed Your Inner Plastic THE BURN COOKBOOK is a hilarious, delicious must-have cookbook for chefs (and wannabes) everywhere! Jonathan Bennett (that's right, Aaron Samuels himself) dishes out a tasty parody of Mean Girls, serving up behind-the-scenes stories from the movie alongside awesome recipes for treats that your favorite mean girls should be enjoying in Girl World. Like math, the language of food is the same in every country, and this cookbook is packed with amazing creations like Fetch-uccine Alfredo, You Go, Glenn (Hot) Cocoa, and Just Stab Caesar Salad. Written with the help of rock star chef Nikki Martin, Jonathan also shares his favorite recipes from his own childhood, like his mom's famous stuffed shells, mandarin chicken salad, and other specialties that will round out any special event. Perfect for happy hour (don't forget it's from 4:00 to 6:00 PM), Wednesdays, or when sweatpants are the only thing that fits, THE BURN COOKBOOK is a must-own book for any food lover still trying making fetch happen.

Trump: The Art of the Deal


Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307575333
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post

Thy Sun, Thy Rod, and Thy Staff


Author: Michael Erevna
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781643703978
Category:
Page: 311
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I truly believe The Sun, Thy Rod, and The Staff will change religion and spiritual development as we know it. Over the last decade, people encouraged me to write a book but I never felt that "fire" to write one. It was not until ancient pictographs became clear to me and suddenly I had an epiphany. In the very beginning ancients were the closest to originality and truth. They had achieved what modern-man has not and that is the secret to activating the full potential of the human body.Popular culture refers to these humans as Sun gods but they were just humans who followed an ancient science. The ancients left mankind artifacts illustrating the Sun, pineal gland, the tree of life and DNA. The ancients did this to preserve the most important process on the Earth which leads to spiritual activation. Jesus and His Disciples were the last to demonstrate this power of Spirit through the human body.We are living in a time where modern science is confirming ancient science. Many of the ancient methods for spiritual actuation are explained by medical studies. Many ancient symbols are actually rooted in science which lends credence to the fact, the ancients were advanced as modern science. Where modern-man is behind is in Spirit science. This book explains these oversights and highlights the return to our ancient spiritual heritage.

Francis Bacon in Your Blood


Author: Michael Peppiatt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863456
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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In June of 1963, when Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the former was a college boy at Cambridge, the latter already a famous painter, more than thirty years his senior. And yet, Peppiatt was welcomed into the volatile artist's world; Bacon, considered by many to be "mad, bad, and dangerous to know,Â?? proved himself a devoted friend and father figure, even amidst the drinking and gambling. Though Peppiatt would later write perhaps the definitive biography of Bacon, his sharply drawn memoir has a different vigor, revealing the artist at his most intimate and indiscreet, and his London and Paris milieus in all their seediness and splendor. Bacon is felt with immediacy, as Peppiatt draws from contemporary diaries and records of their time together, giving us the story of a friendship, and a new perspective on an artist of enduring fascination.

Katy Perry: A Life of Fireworks


Author: Chloe Govan
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857127276
Category: Music
Page: 192
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How Katy made her transformation from demure choir girl to sexy household name.Accounts of the conflict Katy had growing up with a deeply religious minister as a father and her penchant for skimpy attention-grabbing outfits and subversive lyrics. Details the story of her ill-fated early career, including an early gospel album released by a small record company which went bankrupt soon afterwards and another signing to Columbia Records, who she rejected on accounts of attempts to mould her into a manufactured pop artist. Her eventual rise to fame and her controversial first chart-topping single I Kissed A Girl, her bisexual affair and the struggle Katy faced between her sexuality and her religious background. Exclusive stories revealing the making of her albums.Tales of the love affair and marriage to notorious television presenter Russell Brand.Exclusive interviews with Katy’s religious mentors, friends, co-songwriters, producers video directors, journalists, fellow journalists and teachers.ABOUT THE AUTHORChloe Govan has written about travel, lifestyle and music for a variety of publications around the world including Travel Weekly, the Times and Real Travel, where she has a monthly column. Her next book is a biography on Amy Winehouse, due out in the Autumn of 2011.

All the Way with LBJ

The 1964 Presidential Election
Author: Robert David Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521737524
Category: History
Page: 316
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All the Way with LBJ examines the LBJ tapes, analysing the 1964 presidential campaign and the political culture of the mid-1960s.

Her Best Catch


Author: Lindi Peterson
Publisher: BelleBooks
ISBN: 1611940281
Category: Fiction
Page: 205
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Allison Doll's mother is rebelliously turning fifty, her two best friends have started dating and a gorgeous injured relief pitcher named Ashton Boyd has joined her Sunday school class, rocking her world into confusion, heartache and temptation, places she hasn't visited in a long time, much less all at once. But with the help of family, old friends she really hasn't lost, a new friend she really can count on, and God, she begins to find out whether she'll always be a girl waiting for life to happen or a woman who's ready to commit to her best catch. Lindi Peterson definitely believes happy endings are just the beginning. She lives out her real life romance with her husband in a small Georgia town. When she's not writing, she loves to read, bowl and spend time with her family. Visit her at: LindiPeterson.com or TheFaithGirls.com

Dear Beneficiary


Author: Janet Kelly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681468484
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets Last Tango in Halifax in this hilarious debut novel by Janet Kelly. Life begins in her fifties for Cynthia when, released from a dull and dutiful marriage by her husband's demise, she embarks on a passionate affair with a thirty-eight-year-old Nigerian man called Darius. The passionate romance is suddenly truncated when he has to return to his homeland to help his sick parents. Cynthia's grandson helps her get on the internet in a bid to speak to her former lover via email, but when she receives a spam message requesting bank details for a friend who needs medical help, she assumes Darius has been in contact to ask for her support. Hilarity ensues when Cynthia finds herself travelling to Nigeria to try and trace the scammers and her life savings. Join Cynthia on her laugh-out-loud adventure as she proves that women of a certain age can live and love like never before!

Scientology

A History of Man : a List and Description of the Principal Incidents to be Found in a Human Being
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788779897489
Category: Dianetics
Page: 247
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Sex, Drugs and Bon Jovi


Author: Rich Bozzett
Publisher: Sdb Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780984613304
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 158
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Since its very beginning, there has been an impenetrable CIRCLE of secrecy surrounding Bon Jovi that no outsider has ever been able to penetrate. But now theres the inside story of Bon Jovifrom their very first gig as an unknown opening act, through their ascent to unimaginable superstardom, told by the only person who was inside the circle with them every minute of the timeBon Jovi tour manager Richard Bozzett.

A Mother's Gift

A Novel
Author: Britney Spears,Lynne Spears
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780752220215
Category: Birthmarks
Page: 226
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The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446490599
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Marital Discord (al-nushooz)

Its Definition, Cases, Causes, Means of Protection from It, and Its Remedy from the Quran and Sunnah
Author: Saalih ibn Ghaanim al-Sadlaan,Ṣāliḥ Ghānim Sadlān
Publisher: Al-Basheer Publications & Translations
ISBN: 9781891540004
Category: Marital conflict
Page: 72
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I'll Never Write My Memoirs


Author: Grace Jones,Paul Morley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476765081
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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"Memoir from model and actress Grace Jones"--Provided by publisher.

Irons in the Fire


Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780340961360
Category: Soccer
Page: 152
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Covering everything from West Ham's eventful 2005/2006 season, to England's campaign in the 2006 World Cup, Russell Brand turns his wit on some of the game's best-known characters.

The Kennedy Women

The Saga of an American Family
Author: Laurence Leamer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780449911716
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 935
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A sweeping chronicle of five generations of Kennedy women provides fascinating portraits of the mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters who played key roles in the Kennedy dynasty and provides intriguing revelations about the lives and fates of these women. 200,000 first printing. Tour.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Author: Michael Booth
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250061970
Category: Travel
Page: 400
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NAMED THE #1 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another. Why are the Danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? Do the Finns really have the best education system? Are the Icelanders as feral as they sometimes appear? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastic oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? In The Almost Nearly Perfect People Michael Booth explains who the Scandinavians are, how they differ and why, and what their quirks and foibles are, and he explores why these societies have become so successful and models for the world. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterized by suffocating parochialism, and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.