Louisa and Gilles love each other. There's a problem in paradise, though: their marriage is going nowhere. Together, they decide to explore polyamory, the idea that it's possible to have more than one lover--and more than one love. They fall in love with another couple and, embarking on a life-changing course, try to make it work as a quad. Their journey liberates them from the constraints of their unhappy marriage and propels them into a world where they embrace a new way of loving. But this liberation comes with a price. They are challenged in ways they didn't expect, and the experiment takes them to a place they didn't anticipate. They must learn to accept a new understanding of relationships, each other and themselves.With raw and intimate prose, Louisa Leontiades unflinchingly shares her story, with all its drama, passion, joy and conflict as she and her husband stumble, make mistakes, and look for a path to a sustainable polyamorous future. This is not a how-to manual or a guide to polyamory. It is the true story of four ordinary people who challenged monogamy to pursue a utopia of limitless love.
With the ink on her divorce nearly dry, rookie realtor Sophie Camden is ready for some fun, excitement and adventure--an orgasm wouldn't hurt either. Only one teensy complication for this mother of two: her ex insists on moving home after his unexpected personal apocalypse.A layoff, investment disaster, and his dad's death have brought Will Camden's life into harsh perspective. The cherry on top? Sophie filing for divorce--not that he blames her; he left her no choice. All he wants now is to regain financial footing and be a better father to their kids. That, and to quit obsessing about his sexy wife. Thing is, if she discovers his plan to liquidate everything, including her house, she'll hate him forever.When Sophie's sexy new guy is reluctant to date her unless Will is verifiably out of the picture, she gets entangled in a bet designed to keep Will "occupied" by dating five women of her choosing. Ugh, she just wanted to get rid of him! But soon enough, she turns her unfortunate task into a delicious payback. While the hottest bachelor in town pursues her and the biggest real estate deal of her life hangs in the balance, the man who gave Sophie up--suddenly Daddy of the Year--seems determined to sabotage her future with a new man who could give her everything.
The original German edition of Feminist Biblical Interpretation received high acclaim and widespread positive reviews in Europe. That groundbreaking reference tool for contextual biblical interpretation is here available in English for the first time. With contributions from more than sixty female scholars, this is the only one-volume feminist commentary on the entire Bible, including books that are relatively uncharted territory for feminist theology.
Author: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera,Elizabeth Mahn Nollen
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Contributors examine the literature that challenges widely held assumptions about the form of the family, familial authority patterns, and the function of courtship, marriage, and family life from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Topics include: the family as a microcosm of the larger political sphere in Charlotte Smith, Jane West, Elizabeth Fenwick, Mrs. Opie, and Mary Shelley, and alternatives to the nuclear patriarchal family in Charlotte Bront, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Mary Louisa Molesworth.
Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.
Between the 1760s and 1914, thousands of young Americans crossed the Atlantic to enroll in German-speaking universities, but what was it like to be an American in, for instance, Halle, Heidelberg, Göttingen, or Leipzig? In this book, the author combines a statistical approach with a biographical approach in order to reconstruct the history of these educational pilgrimages and to illustrate the interconnectedness of student migration with educational reforms on both sides of the Atlantic. This detailed account of academic networking in European educational centers highlights the importance of travel for academic and cultural transformations in nineteenth-century America.
In an insightful biography, the author offers an examination of Richard Burton that explores how his contribution to Victorian Britain's most contentious debates provides a panoramic perspective on the world of the Victorians.
Honest, Hilarious Stories From a Father of Three Who Made All the Mistakes (and Made Up for Them)
Author: Clint Edwards
Category: Family & Relationships
Clint Edwards's parenting tips include: 1.You don't have to give your kid a bath all the time, just wipe them down from time to time. 2. If you find a long lost sippy cup, don't open it. Just throw it away, trust me . 3. Getting a sitter so you can go to the store alone is worth every damn penny. With stinging wit, laugh-out-loud humor and brutal honesty, Clint brings to light what every parent and spouse eventually learns but refuses to say out loud to each other. His essays include "All the Things I Never Should Have Said to My Pregnant Wife," "Just Because I Get Up In the Night Doesn't Mean I Deserve Praise" and "Contrary to My Original Assumption, You Can Have a Favorite Child." His essays will have parents everywhere shaking their heads "yes." Clint's blog, No Idea What I am Doing, has over 144,000 Facebook likes, and he writes for huge outlets like Scary Mommy, Babble, the New York Times and has been featured on Good Morning America . He has three children, aged 2, 7 and 10.
Bob Barnes ("15-Minutes Alone with God for Men, " more than 180,000 copies sold) reaches out to husbands with time-tested, work-saving tips. In short chapters he presents helpful hints along with practical suggestions for implementing them. Bob encourages men to take an active role in home and life management. They'll discover how to save time and energy by... becoming more organized doing projects more efficiently implementing money management principles keeping equipment and vehicles properly maintained using goals to achieve long-term success In the process of sharing proven ways to make life easier, Bob draws on his own experiences as a happily married husband to highlight ways men can improve their marriages through thoughtfulness, communication, and strength.
Order of books in the Unconventional Series: Abby: Mail Order Bride; Broken Angel; Ryder's Salvation; Joy's Return Jenny Samson, sister of Luke (book two) and daughter of Brant (book one), is a gifted artist, and moves from her country home in Texas to attend Jake Ryder's Academy of Art in New York. She has long dreamed of meeting Mr. Ryder, the renowned artist known as the Painter of Emotions, but when she does, his criticism of her paintings devastates her. Jake Ryder lost his right arm in a carriage accident and it was the final sorrow in a life of sorrows. Now he lives a bitter and solitary existence, rarely leaving his estate outside of New York City. The sweet paintings of Jenny Samson incense the artist in him because life is not sweet, nor kind, nor lovely, and he lashes out at the plain country girl during a gallery exhibition of her work. Soon, however, he will discover there is more to Jenny that he anticipated.
In 1965, when psychologists Sandra and Daryl Bem met and married, they were determined to function as truly egalitarian partners and to raise their children in accordance with gender-liberated, anti-homophobic, and sex-positive feminist ideals. This book by Sandra Bem, an autobiographical account of the Bems' nearly thirty-year marriage, is both a personal history of the Bems' past and a social history of a key period in feminism's past. It is also a look into feminism's future, because the Bems' children, Emily and Jeremy, now in their early twenties, speak in the book as well.
Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all... From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married. Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers—a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List.