The Art of Olivia

Let Them Eat Cheesecake

Author: Olivia De Berardinis

Publisher: Ozone Prod Limited

ISBN: 9780929643069

Category: Design

Page: 107

View: 1304

You've seen her art in the pages of Playboy Magazine and in dozens of other publications, on calendars, book covers, limited edition prints, greeting cards, and movie posters. Now, for the first time, Olivia's work has been compiled into one deluxe book. Included are over 100 drawings and paintings, many previously unpublished, spanning the past fifteen years.

The Present Moment

365 Daily Affirmations

Author: Louise L. Hay

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458756718

Category: Self-Help

Page: 390

View: 6689

This little book is filled with positive affirmations that will show you that your point of power is always in the present moment, and this is where you plant the mental seeds for creating new experiences. Think about how you'd like to live and what you'd like to accomplish. Each day Louise L. Hay will help guide your thinking in positive ways to accomplish these goals. As you read this work, you'll find that you develop new mental habits that you can use for the rest of your life!

Midnight's Captive

Author: Donna Grant

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250017270

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 6791

When betrayal sends her into a world of magic, Laura Black turns to the only man she trusts—her boss, Charon, a man haunted by some unknowable force—and the man she secretly loves. Original.

How To Build A Girl

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443433632

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 843

A hilarious yet deeply moving coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Moran, “the U.K.’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself. It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer—like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes—but without the dying young bit. By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock stars, having all kinds of sex with all kinds of men and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less. But what happens when Johanna realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all? Imagine The Bell Jar—written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 7579

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Sublime

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481413708

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6818

True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read.” When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him. Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them are willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

Sex

Author: Madonna,Glenn O'Brien

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: 9780436270840

Category: Erotica

Page: 132

View: 3229

A New Path to the Waterfall

Poems

Author: Raymond Carver

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871133748

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

View: 9937

Poems deal with memories, loss of identity, childhood innocence, the past, and mortality.

Black Vodka

Ten Stories

Author: Deborah Levy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620406721

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 7557

The author presents a collection of stories that explores human connections, perceptions, and loyalty through such tales as "Shining a Light," "Stardust Nation," and "Cave Girl."

100 Tuesday Tips

By Griz and Norm

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990875000

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7168

This collection of art tips and techniques is for enthusiasts of drawing, painting, animation, and illustration. It's a way for the authors of this book to revisit the basic foundations of their craft and to share some of the knowledge learned over the years.

Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

Author: Ann Brashares

Publisher: Dell Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375843198

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2110

The Pants first came to us at the perfect moment. That is, when we were splitting up for the first time. It was two summers ago when they first worked their magic, and last summer when they shook up our lives once again. You see, we don’t wear the Pants year-round. We let them rest so they are extra powerful when summer comes. (There was the time this spring when Carmen wore them to her mom’s wedding, but that was a special case.) Now we’re facing our last summer together. In September we go to college. And it’s not like one of those TV shows where all of us magically turn up at the same college. We’re going to four different colleges in four different cities (but all within four hours of one another—that was our one rule). We’re headed off to start our real lives. Tomorrow night at Gilda’s we’ll launch the Pants on their third summer voyage. Tomorrow begins the time of our lives. It’s when we’ll need our Pants the most. From the Hardcover edition.

A Gentleman's Relish

Author: John Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873226810

Category: Cartoonists

Page: 237

View: 8414

It is 1992 and the outrageous satirical cartoonist George Geraghty, enfant terrible of the 1940s and 1950s, has escaped from his redoubtable ex-wife Jane, to the wilds of North Cumbria, where he contemplates the career of another eccentric failure, his father Bill, who could speak 55 languages and had at least 55 mistresses.

Promiscuities

An Opinionated History of Female Desire

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446476235

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 5650

By following a group of four contemporary girls - including her younger self - as they come of age in the seventies, Wolf shows how our culture tries to shape and confine women's desire. Embarking on a voyage of discovery, she illustrates how flawed and prescribed are the notions of what women want, and how these change through the ages - from Taoist techniques for giving women pleasure, to Victorian repression, and the so-called liberated nineties. Drawing on scholarly texts, secret diaries, real life and fantasy, she demonstrates that female sexuality is wilder, more demanding and more powerful than our culture dares to accept.

Lovers and Other Strangers

Author: Jack Vettriano

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781862058538

Category: Painters

Page: 160

View: 2758

Jack Vettriano's erotic, provocative and emotionally charged paintings have made him one of Britain's most successful contemporary artists. Collected by celebrities the world over, his exhibitions have regularly sold out and paintings now change hands for millions of pounds. In this beautifully packaged collection, Jack chooses 100 essential canvases that reflect the intensity and passion of his work. An elegant accompanying essay by critic Anthony Quinn recounts Jack's early years and his emergence as a successful artist. Filled with mysterious men and curvy, seductive yet enigmatic women, Jack's paintings are tales without text, storyboards about love and lust, possession and longing, pursuit and conquest. Understanding perfectly the stylish sexiness and intrigue that occurs when high life and low life collide, Jack also hints at memories of golden times, past and lost.

Boy Erased

A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

Author: Garrard Conley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735213461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2963

As a young mand Gerrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality, growing up the son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas.

Pink

The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500022269

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 2059

This beautifully illustrated volume explores the cultural history, especially in fashion, of the color pink from the 18th century to today.

That Girl

Author: H. J. Bellus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781500235826

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 7680

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. This book is about That Girl…The girl who leaves behind her past, including her name; runs away from home and vows to never let another identity claim her again. Broken dreams, an abusive stepdad and ugly memories from her childhood are the only shattered remnants that have the ability to haunt her. With no money, an endless blank slate laying ahead of her and no hopes for the future, she sets out to survive at minimum wage jobs, moving from town to town, changing her name with each move and never allowing glimpses of her past to threaten her empty future.Average in every way, from her looks to her personality and even her style, there is not much to remember about her. When she abandons one town for another, she leaves behind her fake identity in search of the next one, while leaving people asking themselves, “I wonder what ever became of that girl.”That was her reality until Lincoln Wilks.The number one defensive player in Denver who finally names…That Girl.

Divas and Lovers

The Erotic Art of Studio Manassé

Author: Atelier Manassé

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789302342

Category: Photography

Page: 159

View: 1742

"This volume features a recently rediscovered cache of captivating portraits from another time and place: a golden age of cinema and cabaret in Vienna of the 1920s and 1930s. The Manasses, a husband-and-wife team from the Viennese beau monde, used retouching techniques to create surreal and noir images that seethe with an erotic symbolism barely concealed beneath a mask of glamorous styling, elegant poses, and extravagant costumes. Photographic historian Monika Faber examines this work as part of the world of cinema-enthralled Vienna, while an accompanying D. H. Lawrence story adds literary resonance to the erotic charge of these extraordinary images."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Tempting Pleasures

Author: Jodi Olson

Publisher: Romance Divine Llc

ISBN: 9781934446485

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 6292

Tempting Pleasures is the first erotic romance short story collection by romance author Jodi Olson. Jodi has sold thousands of e-books, and this anthology contains the sexy short stories that have delighted her legion of fans and readers. Naughty Whispers, her best-selling threesome erotic romance, rose to number six on the AllRomanceeBooks.com Top 10 Best Seller list. Storm's Obsession was number one, and Seduction - The Riley Way was number two on the All Romance E-Books Reader Rated Top 10 list. Getting Wild was number four on the AllRomanceeBooks.com Reader Rated Top 10 list. In addition to those short stories, Tempting Pleasures also includes the sexy romance Playing House and the hot multiple partner threesomes: Hunter's Possession, Raining On Sunday, and Breathless Whispers, the sequel to her best-selling work, Naughty Whispers. Tempting Pleasures contains over three hundred pages of hot couples and sexy threesomes, eight stories in all. Open the pages - and let yourself be tempted.