So Now You Know: A Memoir of Growing Up Gay in India

Author: Vivek Tejuja

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 448

The year was 1991. Vivek was eight. He realized he was gay. Only he didn't: he just figured that he wanted to be different. And that he was in love - for want of a better word - with Deepak, his best friend. Then Mast Kalandar released, with Anupam Kher playing Pinku, a stereotypical gay character. And Vivek realized he didn't want to be Pinku. So he tried to walk differently, gesticulate differently, and speak in as gruff a voice as he could - all to avoid being Pinku. Funny, poignant, heartwarming and heart-breaking all at once, this is a memoir of growing up gay in India in the 1990s, with Bollywood, books, and the Bombay sea for company.

Ok, So Now I Know

Author: Lorri Morgan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 827

Boom, cracked the thunder, almost immediately after the lightning had turned the sky from ink black to so bright you had to squint. The gale was forcing us back towards the treacherous African coastline, on this my first trans Atlantic sail. Truthfully, my first sail ever! Cast ashore in the West Indies, one adventure followed another in this true-life quest to spread my wings. Humor and local color are generously added to the mix. Parents, don't let your daughters leave home until you've read this book.

And Now I Know King David

Author: Carlton Hayward

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 605

A Journal written from personal experiences. This book describes how the psychological is related to the spiritual.

Now You Know

The Book of Answers

Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 191

View: 628

Building on the success of his previous bestsellers, Now You Know, Now You Know More, and Now You Know Almost Everything, this fourth volume is headed straight for the bestseller list! It is Doug Lennox at his best as he masterfully dispenses the answers to quirky questions, never losing sight of the joy of discovering the "why" of ordinary things. Discover the fascinating histories behind people, places, and words: WHY DO WE SAY THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN TREATED BADLY HAS BEEN "HUNG OUT TO DRY"? Discipline on early British sailing ships was necessary but often extreme. The cat-o'-nine-tails left sailors scarred for life, but keelhauling (tying a victim with a rope and pulling him under a ship) was feared most. If the prisoner survived, he was suspended from a yardarm where he was left hanging for a predetermined period of time. WHY IS A MILITARY DINING HALL CALLED A "MESS"? The term goes back to the Middle Ages, when British sailors began calling their meagre and often grub-infested meals a "mess." It evolved into meaning the general area where the sailors gathered to eat. Later it referred to a specific area where men gathered to eat, drink, and socialize.

Now You Know, Volume 4

The Book of Answers

Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 192

Building on the success of his previous bestsellers, Now You Know, Now You Know More, and Now You Know Almost Everything, this fourth volume is headed straight for the bestseller list! It is Doug Lennox at his best as he masterfully dispenses the answers to quirky questions, never losing sight of the joy of discovering the "why" of ordinary things. Discover the fascinating histories behind people, places, and words: WHY DO WE SAY THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN TREATED BADLY HAS BEEN "HUNG OUT TO DRY"? Discipline on early British sailing ships was necessary but often extreme. The cat-o’-nine-tails left sailors scarred for life, but keelhauling (tying a victim with a rope and pulling him under a ship) was feared most. If the prisoner survived, he was suspended from a yardarm where he was left hanging for a predetermined period of time. WHY IS A MILITARY DINING HALL CALLED A "MESS"? The term goes back to the Middle Ages, when British sailors began calling their meagre and often grub-infested meals a "mess." It evolved into meaning the general area where the sailors gathered to eat. Later it referred to a specific area where men gathered to eat, drink, and socialize.

So, Now You Know ...

A Compendium of Completely Useless Information

Author: Harry Bright

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 184

View: 860

So Now You Know

Author: Don Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 117

Nina Ambrose is a psychic, who works for the New York police department and investigates cases of missing people. One late night out on the town in a new club, Nina and her boyfriend become a witness to a shocking and horrifying discovery that proves to Nina we are not alone on this planet, and that in-humans walk among us. This horrific discovery came from an innocent test of her aura reading ability. Completely absorbed in trying to figure out this mystery, Nina and all those around her are being sucked into an ancient struggle that is older than mankind itself. Exhausted from the harassment by this unseen force, she uses her abilities to seek out Dr. Mark Kaiser, the one man who knows the truth about them. Together, they join forces and try to piece together their lives, and they try to unravel the mystery before time runs out.

So Now You Know: Revised and Updated

A Compendium of Completely Useless Information

Author: Harry Bright

Publisher: Bright Hart Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 716

Did you know that Northern Issue invented "splinter-free" toilet paper in the 1930s and that up until then it was common to find splinters in toilet rolls? Did you know that Superman had a pet monkey named Beppo? Or that a bedbug can consume its body weight in blood in five minutes? Did you know that a survey of 1,400 Oscars speeches showed that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was thanked more frequently than God? Did you know that George Washington was a direct descendant of Duncan I of Scotland, best remembered for his murder at the hands of Shakespeare's Macbeth? Or that Wat Misaka, a 5'7" guard of Japanese descent, was the first non-white player in the NBA? So...now you know.

Now You Know — Heroes, Villains, and Visionaries

Now You Know Pirates / Now You Know Royalty / Now You Know Canada's Heroes / Now You Know The Bible

Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 696

View: 637

Presenting four books in the popular and exhaustive trivia series. In these Doug Lennox’s brain-teasers focus on famous figures, both real and mythological, dealing with kings and queens, villains, Canada’s heroes, and dastardly pirates. Questions answered include: What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? What royal family in the world today has ruled the longest? How did Tom Longboat astound the world in 1907? What caused Moses to break the tablets of the Ten Commandments? and hundreds more. Includes Now You Know Pirates Now You Know Royalty Now You Know Canada’s Heroes Now You Know the Bible

So Now You're the Superintendent!

Author: John Eller

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 117

Addressing common issues such as transitions, culture changes, finances, staff supervision, and team building, this guide offers strategies for the crucial first years of the superintendency.