Madonna

Nudes +
Author: Martin M. H. Schreiber
Publisher: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9781851498499
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Page: 80
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* The ultimate Madonna book before she became a pop icon* Updated from the 1979 edition to include recently-discovered and never-before published photos of a then-unknown MadonnaMartin H. M. Schreiber rose to international prominence when his shots of a nude, pre-fame Madonna appeared in the September 1985 issue of Playboy magazine. While he is proud of the shots, Schreiber regrets not having had the chance to do a one-on-one shoot with Madonna. "I was taking pictures from behind my students, it wasn't as if I had a private session and could get her to do what I wanted her to do." It was February 1979 when a quiet, shy young woman walked into Martin's studio to serve as a model for his photography class. The 'dancer', as she modestly described herself, was Madonna Ciccone. She arrived in New York in 1978 having bought a one-way ticket from Michigan, with only $35 in her pocket. Life modeling for art classes was a way of making a living. Little did Martin know at the time that this more or less chance encounter would lead to one of the most memorable photo shoots of all time.After the huge success of Martin H.M. Schreiber's Madonna Nudes in the 1990s the new edition Madonna Nudes + features many recently discovered and never published photos of Madonna besides a selection of the best images published in Madonna Nudes 1979 edition.

Boy Culture

A Novel
Author: Matthew Rettenmund
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312372712
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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In the tradition of The Story of O comes this story of "X," a wise-cracking, postmodern callboy who cheerfully relates all the juicy details of his commissioned sexual encounters in a series of twenty-three confessions that are sometimes shocking, sometimes touching, but always uproarious. Most people confess their sins, but X confesses his weaknesses, those things about himself that point to his humanity and unwelcomed sentimentality. Since he turned his first trick at fifteen, X hasn't had a romantic urge for anyone. But suddenly everything is changing, and X finds his long-frozen sex drive thawing. The object of his affections is his roommate, Andrew, a great big hunk who is confused about his sexuality. Meanwhile, X's other roommate - a precocious, seventeen-year-old partyboy named Joe - is falling for X in a big way. X soon discovers how messy uncommissioned and unrequited lust can be.

Madonna NYC 83


Author: Richard Corman
Publisher: Damiani Editore
ISBN: 9788862083461
Category: Photography
Page: 96
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"Madonna NYC 83" celebrates a moment in early 1980s New York that has been much reappraised in recent years for its fecund interactions between the worlds of fashion, art and music. This economically fragile period gave rise to a vital restlessness in the city, spawning adventurous personal styles and music that merged rap, funk, punk and pop. Madonna represented this sensibility like no-one else. As this book makes amply clear, from the start she was determined to define a look for herself, and to carve out a space in the public imagination. Richard Corman met Madonna by chance in 1983 and created a collection of images that constitute a multifaceted portrait of the young singer. This publication is a limited edition of 50 copies, and includes an original signed and numbered print of the image "Cinderella," that comes in a separate envelope within the slipcase.

Sex


Author: N.A
Publisher: Classics Reborn Publishing
ISBN: N.A
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Madonna


Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 142997835X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The explosive New York Times bestseller-- Madonna From motherless child to wife and mother, from "boy toy" to fiercely independent diva, Madonna is one of the most remarkable women of our time. With a career that spans decades and ranges from the scandalous to the transcendent, she is a bigger phenomenon than ever. But who is the private woman behind the public image? Andrew Morton, whose #1 New York Times bestsellers about Princess Diana and Monica Lewinsky have proven his ability to gain access to insiders who won't talk to anyone else, answers that question in this decidedly unauthorized new biography. Morton's extensive, in-depth interviews with members of Madonna's inner circle-- lovers, friends, and business connection, many of whom have never spoken out before-- allow him to go beyond the carefully constructed myths to unmask the real Madonna. Andrew Morton is able to make startling revelations, among them the real story of Madonna's family background; the events behind the violent attack that changed her views on sex and men; her relationships with Michael Jackson, Prince, John F. Kennedy Jr., Vanilla Ice, and other rock and Hollywood stars; the mystery man she wanted to marry; and the darkest days of her career when she threatened to quit show business. In this fascinating, richly detailed biography, Andrew Morton reveals Madonna in an entirely new light. With 16 pages of photographs

Madonna

Ambition. Music. Style.
Author: Caroline Sullivan
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781780975634
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Madonna is the biggest-selling female recording artist of all time. With each pioneering album she has consistently reinvented her music and image, often dictating the trends for popular culture to follow. She has never been afraid to push boundaries - both lyrically and artistically - and is responsible for some of the most iconic pop music ever produced. Exploring every hit record and every era-defining image, this authoritative illustrated book examines each one of Madonna's 12 studio albums in fine detail, placing each within the context of the time in which it was recorded and charting the music's subsequent influence on fashion and popular culture. Published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking Like a Virgin, and featuring a wealth of rare and iconic photographs, Madonna Album by Album is written by acclaimed music journalist Caroline Sullivan (The Guardian, Melody Maker and The Times) and is a unique and long-overdue exploration of the extraordinary output of this legendary artist.

Wikinomics

How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Author: Don Tapscott,Anthony D. Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440639487
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.

Otis Redding

An Unfinished Life
Author: Jonathan Gould
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307453944
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 533
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A definitive biography of Otis Redding, the musical artist who was widely regarded as the quintessential soul singer of the 1960s, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. a Otis Redding remains a living presence in the canon of American popular music on the strength of such classic hits as "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," oI've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now),o "Try a Little Tenderness," and "Respect," a song that Redding wrote and recorded before Aretha Franklin made it immortal.a As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and arranger, Redding was the chief architect of the distinctly southern, gospel-inflected style of rhythm & blues associated with Stax Records in Memphis. aYet, while Redding's music has long served as the gold standard of 1960s soul, an aura of myth and mystery has always surrounded the story of his life, which was tragically cut short at the height of his career by his death in a plane crash in December 1967. a Otis Reddingis the biography that finally does justice to the unfinished life of the man who was once celebrated as the oKing of Soul." aJonathan Gould's book draws on comprehensive research, the cooperation of the Redding family, and previously unavailable sources of information to present a fully-formed portrait of Redding's background, his upbringing, and his professional career.aa That said, this biography is not only a book about Redding and his music; it is also a social history of the time and place from which they emerged.a Rejecting the often sentimentalized view of race relations in the music business, Gould never lets us forget that the boundaries between black musicians and white listeners were becoming porous at precisely the moment when racial tensions were reaching a height throughout the United States. aHis indelible portrait of Redding and the mass acceptance of soul music in the 1960s is both a remarkable look at a little-understood artist and a provocative exploration of the tangled history of race and music in America.

Outliers

The Story of Success
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014190349X
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science
Author: Michael S. Schneider
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062043161
Category: Science
Page: 384
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The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

You Can't Touch My Hair Deluxe

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
Author: Phoebe Robinson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 073521655X
Category: Humor
Page: 320
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The deluxe eBook edition of stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson’s You Can’t Touch My Hair brings Phoebe’s hilarious voice off the page, directly into your eyes and ears. This enhanced edition features exclusive video footage with cameos by some of Phoebe’s comedy besties, plus more than an hour of audio where Phoebe talks regrettable crushes from the 90s, advice she wishes someone had given her as a teenager, the influence of RuPaul, and much more. Delivered in her signature style, Phoebe serves laughter and levity alongside more serious topics at rapid-fire speeds, topped—as always—with pop culture references for days. A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn’t that . . . white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it. Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is "Queen. Bae. Jesus," to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. As personal as it is political, You Can't Touch My Hair examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart, announcing Robinson as a writer on the rise.

SPLATOON.


Author: NINTENDO USA.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781419724602
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Christianity for the Rest of Us

How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith
Author: Diana Butler Bass
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061741289
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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For decades the accepted wisdom has been that America's mainline Protestant churches are in decline, eclipsed by evangelical mega-churches. Church and religion expert Diana Butler Bass wondered if this was true, and this book is the result of her extensive, three-year study of centrist and progressive churches across the country. Her surprising findings reveal just the opposite—that many of the churches are flourishing, and they are doing so without resorting to mimicking the mega-church, evangelical style. Christianity for the Rest of Us describes this phenomenon and offers a how-to approach for Protestants eager to remain faithful to their tradition while becoming a vital spiritual community. As Butler Bass delved into the rich spiritual life of various Episcopal, United Methodist, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, and Lutheran churches, certain consistent practices—such as hospitality, contemplation, diversity, justice, discernment, and worship—emerged as core expressions of congregations seeking to rediscover authentic Christian faith and witness today. This hopeful book, which includes a study guide for groups and individuals, reveals the practical steps that leaders and laypeople alike are taking to proclaim an alternative message about an emerging Christianity that strives for greater spiritual depth and proactively engages the needs of the world.

The Art Of Seduction


Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651402
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)


Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

American Government and Politics

A Concise Introduction
Author: Robert Singh
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761940944
Category: Political Science
Page: 342
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Written for all students of politics coming to the subject for the first time, this textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction and guide to all the main features and characteristics of one of the most distinctive and complex political systems in the world.

Traveling with Pomegranates

A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France
Author: Sue Monk Kidd,Ann Kidd Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101144916
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter. Look out for Ann Kidd Taylor's new novel, The Shark Club, which will be published in June 2017. Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter. A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere.

The Official SAT Study Guide


Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board
Publisher: The College Board
ISBN: 0874478529
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1100
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Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.