Husband Swap

A True Story of Unconventional Love

Author: Louisa Leontiades,Noël Lynne Figart

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 0991399730

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 5643

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.

Take My Husband Please

Author: Kimberly Jayne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989232210

Category:

Page: 388

View: 3297

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.

Feminist Biblical Interpretation

A Compendium of Critical Commentary on the Books of the Bible and Related Literature

Author: Luise Schottroff,Marie-Theres Wacker,Martin Rumscheidt

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802860974

Category: Religion

Page: 1030

View: 4208

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.

Family Matters in the British and American Novel

Author: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera,Elizabeth Mahn Nollen

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 7365

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.

Grief Lessons

Four Plays by Euripides

Author: Euripides

Publisher: NYRB Classics

ISBN: 1590172531

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 1935

Now in paperback. Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. “Euripides,” the classicist Bernard Knox has written, “was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind from doing so.” His plays were shockers: he unmasked heroes, revealing them as foolish and savage, and he wrote about the powerless–women and children, slaves and barbarians–for whom tragedy was not so much exceptional as unending. Euripides’ plays rarely won first prize in the great democratic competitions of ancient Athens, but their combustible mixture of realism and extremism fascinated audiences throughout the Greek world. In the last days of the Peloponnesian War, Athenian prisoners held captive in far-off Sicily were said to have won their freedom by reciting snatches of Euripides’ latest tragedies. Four of those tragedies are presented here in new translations by the contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson. They are Herakles, in which the hero swaggers home to destroy his own family; Hekabe, set after the Trojan War, in which Hektor’s widow takes vengeance on her Greek captors; Hippolytos, about love and the horror of love; and the strange tragic-comedy fable Alkestis, which tells of a husband who arranges for his wife to die in his place. The volume also contains brief introductions by Carson to each of the plays along with two remarkable framing essays: “Tragedy: A Curious Art Form” and “Why I Wrote Two Plays About Phaidra.”

Jane Eyre

Author: Timothy Roberts

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411848

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 4112

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.

Sink Or Swim?

A Novel

Author: Mrs. Houstoun (Matilda Charlotte)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6858

The Husband

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 034553333X

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

View: 6886

When Mitchell Rafferty receives a phone call that his wife has been kidnapped and there is a two million dollar ransom, his extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a seventy-two-hour journey of sacrifice and redemption.

An Unconventional Match - 2 Book Box Set

Author: Mary Nichols

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 148926311X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5320

The Husband Season Miss Sophie Cavenhurst wants a husband with whom she can fall head over heels in love. But when this headstrong beauty is rescued by the maddeningly superior Viscount Kimberley, she is certain he's the last man she would ever consider! Adam has no intention of marrying again, least of all an outspoken girl who cares nothing for propriety! But this handsome widower soon realises that a touch of impropriety may be just what he needs... A Desirable Husband Lady Esme Vernley's unconventional first meeting with a handsome gentleman in Hyde Park has damned him in the eyes of her family. His departure from protocol, far from offending her, however, just fires Esme's curiosity. Felix, Lord Pendlebury, is taken with this debutante's mischievous smile. But his secret mission for the Duke of Wellington in France could jeopardise any relationship between them – especially when he discovers his past amour has just arrived in town.

Uncommon Arrangements

Seven Marriages

Author: Katie Roiphe

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0385339380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 9206

A cultural critic and author of Still She Haunts Me examines seven unconventional marriages among members of England's literary circles between 1910 and 1939--including Jane and H. G. Wells, Vera Brittain and George Gordon Catlin, and Vanessa and Clive Bell--examining crises that occurred in each marriage and how they were or were not resolved. Reprint. 45,000 first printing.

An Unconventional Family

Author: Sandra Lipsitz Bem

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300090925

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2592

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.

Queen of the Road

The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own

Author: Doreen Orion

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767930215

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 8038

A pampered Long Island princess hits the road in a converted bus with her wilderness-loving husband, travels the country for one year, and brings it all hilariously to life in this offbeat and romantic memoir. Doreen and Tim are married psychiatrists with a twist: She’s a self-proclaimed Long Island princess, grouchy couch potato, and shoe addict. He's an affable, though driven, outdoorsman. When Tim suggests “chucking it all” to travel cross-country in a converted bus, Doreen asks, “Why can’t you be like a normal husband in a midlife crisis and have an affair or buy a Corvette?” But she soon shocks them both, agreeing to set forth with their sixty-pound dog, two querulous cats—and no agenda—in a 340-square-foot bus. Queen of the Road is Doreen’s offbeat and romantic tale about refusing to settle, about choosing the unconventional road with all the misadventures it brings (fire, flood, armed robbery, and finding themselves in a nudist RV park, to name just a few). The marvelous places they visit and delightful people they encounter have a life-changing effect on all the travelers, as Doreen grows to appreciate the simple life, Tim mellows, and even the pets pull together. Best of all, readers get to go along for the ride through forty-seven states in this often hilarious and always entertaining memoir, in which a boisterous marriage of polar opposites becomes stronger than ever.

Mother India

Monthly Review of Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Yoga

Page: N.A

View: 3416

Eslanda

Author: Barbara Ransby

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300189079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 2725

Eslanda "Essie" Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life, embroiled in much of the twentieth century's social turmoil and traveling to every corner of the globe to fight for downtrodden and oppressed peoples. She was a woman of unusual accomplishment—an anthropologist, a prolific journalist, a tireless advocate of women's rights, an outspoken anti-colonial and antiracist activist, and an internationally sought-after speaker. Yet historians for the most part have confined Essie to the role of Mrs. Paul Robeson, a wife hidden behind the large shadow cast by her famous husband. In this masterful book, biographer Barbara Ransby refocuses attention on Essie, one of the most important and fascinating black women of the twentieth century./divDIV DIVChronicling Essie's eventful life, the book explores her influence on her husband's early career and how she later achieved her own unique political voice. Essie's friendships with a host of literary icons and world leaders, her renown as a fierce defender of justice, her defiant testimony before Senator Joseph McCarthy's infamous anti-communist committee, and her unconventional open marriage that endured for over 40 years—all are brought to light in the pages of this inspiring biography. Essie's indomitable personality shines through, and her contributions to American and world history can be fully appreciated at last./div

Option B

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Author: Sheryl Sandberg,Adam M. Grant

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524732680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 6811

"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

My Husband and My Wives

A Gay Man's Odyssey

Author: Charles Rowan Beye

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374298718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6618

The author reflects on his life as a gay man who married three times, two times to women and once to a man and along the way fathered four children and grandfathered six.

Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000

Author: Roderick Kiracofe

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683355415

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 2542

Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950–2000 is a stunning collection of approximately 150 eccentric and extraordinary quilts made predominantly by anonymous quilters in the US during the second half of the 20th century. Collected by renowned quilt authority and collector Roderick Kiracofe, they represent a 20th-century quilt movement that remains mostly undocumented. Unlike the familiar quilts that replicate traditional patterns of earlier centuries, these surprising textiles represent a freer, more casual, utilitarian style that departs from (and returns to) a multitude of norms and standards. Peppered with essays by renowned experts that help to contextualize the quilts’ surprisingly modern aesthetic, Unconventional & Unexpected is a groundbreaking celebration of 20th-century quilting that picks up where most other quilt histories leave off.

We Are As Gods

Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America

Author: Kate Daloz

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610392264

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5229

Between 1970 and 1974 ten million Americans abandoned the city, and the commercialism, and all the inauthentic bourgeois comforts of the Eisenhower-era America of their parents. Instead, they went back to the land. It was the only time in modern history that urbanization has gone into reverse. Kate Daloz follows the dreams and ideals of a small group of back-to-the-landers to tell the story of a nationwide movement and moment. And she shows how the faltering, hopeful, but impractical impulses of that first generation sowed the seeds for the organic farming movement and the transformation of American agriculture and food tastes. In the Myrtle Hill commune and neighboring Entropy Acres, high-minded ideas of communal living and shared decision-making crash headlong into the realities of brutal Northern weather and the colossal inconvenience of having no plumbing or electricity. Nature, it turns out, is not always a generous or provident host—frosts are hard, snowfalls smother roads, and small wood fires do not heat imperfectly insulated geodesic domes. Group living turns out to be harder than expected too. Being free to do what you want and set your own rules leads to some unexpected limitations: once the group starts growing a little marijuana they can no longer call on the protection of the law, especially against a rogue member of a nearby community. For some of the group, the lifestyle is truly a saving grace; they credit it with their survival. For others, it is a prison sentence. We Are As Gods (the first line of the Whole Earth Catalog, the movement's bible) is a poignant rediscovery of a seminal moment in American culture, whose influence far outlasted the communities that took to the hills and woods in the late '60s and '70s and remains present in every farmer's market, every store selling Stonyfield products, or Keen shoes, or Patagonia sportswear.

Nellie Taft

The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era

Author: Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006186594X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 2304

On the morning of William Howard Taft's inauguration, Nellie Taft publicly expressed that theirs would be a joint presidency by shattering precedent and demanding that she ride alongside her husband down Pennsylvania Avenue, a tradition previously held for the outgoing president. In an era before Eleanor Roosevelt, this progressive First Lady was an advocate for higher education and partial suffrage for women, and initiated legislation to improve working conditions for federal employees. She smoked, drank, and gambled without regard to societal judgment, and she freely broke racial and class boundaries. Drawing from previously unpublished diaries, a lifetime of love letters between Will and Nellie, and detailed family correspondence and recollections, critically acclaimed presidential family historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony develops a riveting portrait of Nellie Taft as one of the strongest links in the series of women -- from Abigail Adams to Hillary Rodham Clinton -- often critically declared "copresidents."