NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The heart-wrenching, uplifting tale about a woman named Cupcake “[Cupcake] Brown’s confessional . . . memoir is one you can’t easily put down. Her life is nothing short of a miracle.”—Chicago Sun-Times There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting. . . Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. A Piece of Cake is unlike any memoir you’ll ever read. Moving in its frankness, this is the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you’ll ever take. Praise for A Piece of Cake “[Brown] reflects now with insight and honesty on her experiences. . . . An engaging account . . . of a remarkable life filled with pain and wisdom, hope and redemption.”—San Fracisco Chronicle “Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.”—Washington Post
Wright chronicles his journey from South Buffalo, N.Y., at the depth of the Depression to the stratosphere at the height of the Cold War as the pilot of a U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. His engaging memoir is presented against the backdrop of history.
A guide to female sexuality outlines a variety of issues related to a woman's sexual pleasure and lifestyle and provides insights, suggestions, and advice for sexually active and sexually empowered women.
While a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City, Jacqueline began her modeling career as a runway model for a hot new fashion show. The American National Exhibition in Moscow, a presentation of New York’s, Fashion Industries would take Jacqueline to the bustling city of Moscow, Russia. As an African American model in the then Soviet Union, her national and international fame grew. Articles about her appeared in The New York Times, Life Magazine, Pittsburgh Courier, Ebony Magazine, Sepia Magazine, Time Magazine, Paris Match and many other publications, touting Jacqueline as a stunning model bringing her American charm to Russian audiences. After her successful return to New York City, she signed with the Grace del Marco Agency where she worked with many photographers including Hiro the world famous fashion photographer from Japan. Hiro’s photograph of Jacqueline appeared in the Sunday Magazine Section of The New York Times making Jacqueline the first African American female model to appear in that highly esteemed publication. Many other modeling assignments followed, including her classic album cover for pianist Red Garland’s, “The Nearness of You,” now also in CD format. Jacqueline designs a jewelry line and as a scholarship winner to the Arts Students League, in New York, she is also an artist. A native New Yorker who presently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, Jacqueline is the mother of three children and the grandmother of four.
This is a true story of a girl living in beautiful Southern California working as a wild hairstylist when she meets a shy, very handsome man. She ends up falling in love with him, but she has no idea what is in store for her. After they have been married for five years, he announces to her that he wants to become a senior pastor of a church.Jennifer uses a lot of humor to describe how she made this transition from wild child to conservative pastor's wife. She certainly had no clue what it meant to be a pastor's wife or what she was getting herself into.If God can change Jennifer, he truly can change anyone. For God, it's a piece of cake.This book will inspire you and also have you laughing at how Jennifer describes her life in the church. Being a pastor's wife is one of the most challenging endeavors a woman can face. Never say never to God, he might just take you places you never thought possible.