Workin' It!

RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

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Author: RuPaul

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061997072

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Workin’ It!, the new book from world-renowned recording artist, television host, and drag queen RuPaul, provides helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style, and confidence for girls and boys, both straight and gay—and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression, and style than the host of the hit LOGO series "RuPaul’s Drag Race," and Workin’ It! picks up right where the show leaves off. More than just a style guide, Workin’ It! is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested, and found-true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!

Workin' it

Women Living Through Drugs and Crime

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Author: Leon E. Pettiway

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566395809

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Margaret, Charlie, Virginia, Tracy, and Laquita are all drug users involved in regular criminal activity: prostitution, burglary, shoplifting, robbery, drug selling, petty theft, and various kinds of fraud. Four of the women are black; one is white and Puerto Rican. While all five have been involved in same-sex relationships, three are primarily straight and two are primarily lesbian. They come from working-class or welfare families; some women characterize their mothers as strict, abusive, intolerant, and distant while other mothers are characterized as concerned, religious, and loving. The women talk frankly about their drug use, their sexual and criminal activities, their childhoods, their school and work experiences, their neighborhoods, their personal relationships with their families of origin, children, and partners, their fears and future goals, and the ordinary trappings of their lives. While these accounts describe lives at the margins of society, they also reveal women who assert a control over their activities and talk of independent judgment in terms that we imagine are reserved for men. There is a tendency in criminology to treat the data generated by research on men as fundamentally true for women as well. By allowing female law-breakers to describe their lives in their own way, Pettiway underlines not only their differences from men but also their differences from each other.

Workin' It!

RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

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Author: RuPaul

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 9780061985836

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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More than just a style guide, this is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested and found true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star! No more playing small, your time is now! "Workin' It!" will provide helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style and confidence for girls and boys, straight and gay - and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression and style than RuPaul! With photos by Mathu Andersen from the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race and a fresh look at style and inner beauty, "Workin' It!" will pick up where the show leaves off. The book will be as colourful, fun, and intriguing as RuPaul, with insights into makeup, clothing choices and the illusion of drag. Fans of RuPaul will get piece of Ru's philosophy on style and attitude - and how it's more than the clothes that make the man, or woman! With four colour photos throughout and a fresh, funky design "Workin' It!" will be the perfect guide to RuPaul - part style guide, part confidence manifesto, and entirely fabulous!

Workin' Man Blues

Country Music in California

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Author: Gerald Haslam,Alexandra Haslam Russell,Richard Chon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275055

Category: History

Page: 379

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"Workin' Man Blues is possibly the most brilliantly astute and thorough examination ever written about country music in California and the impact it has had in our lives and on our culture. I'm extremely flattered to be even mentioned in such august company."—Dwight Yoakam, Singer, Songwriter "With all the pathos of a Rose Maddox ballad and more edges than a Merle Haggard song, Haslam has spun together the stories of the artists who have made California part of country music and country music part of California."—James Gregory, author of American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California "This book clears new ground in both the history of music and American ethnicity. As gorgeously detailed as any shirt worn by a Rhinestone Cowboy, there's no other book like it."—Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California

Mojo Workin'

The Old African American Hoodoo System

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Author: Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252094468

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In this book, Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, Hazzard-Donald argues that Hoodoo emerged first in three distinct regions she calls "regional Hoodoo clusters" and that after the turn of the nineteenth century, Hoodoo took on a national rather than regional profile. The first interdisciplinary examination to incorporate a full glossary of Hoodoo culture, Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System lays out the movement of Hoodoo against a series of watershed changes in the American cultural landscape. Throughout, Hazzard-Donald distinguishes between "Old tradition Black Belt Hoodoo" and commercially marketed forms that have been controlled, modified, and often fabricated by outsiders; this study focuses on the hidden system operating almost exclusively among African Americans in the Black spiritual underground.

Workin' Our Way Home

The Incredible True Story of a Homeless Ex-Con and a Grieving Millionaire Thrown Together to Save Each Other

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Author: Ron Hall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785219854

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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“I saw his face.” Deborah Hall’s words launched the destiny of two men from very different worlds. Ron Hall was an international art dealer with upscale tastes; Denver Moore was a homeless drifter with a dangerous past. Millions have read about their unlikely bond through their first book, Same Kind of Different as Me—a New York Times bestseller and now a major motion picture. Workin’ Our Way Home describes the ten years Ron and Denver lived together after Miss Debbie’s death. Written in both Ron’s and Denver’s unique voices, their inspiring (and often hilarious) adventures include: Their sometimes-bizarre life together in the Murchison Mansion, Denver accidentally almost burning the house down—twice, The challenges involved with making a movie, Two visits to the White House, Travelling the country to raise awareness about homelessness, And much more. With both wit and wisdom, these pages reveal God’s plan lived out through these men and those closest to them, including their passion to fulfill Debbie’s dream of easing the pain and humiliation associated with homelessness, poverty, and inequality. “Whether we is rich or whether we is poor, or somethin in between, this earth ain’t no final restin place. So in a way, we is all homeless—ever last one of us—just workin our way home.” —Denver Moore

Workin' Drums (Music Instruction)

50 Solos for Drumset

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476865523

Category: Music

Page: 64

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(Percussion). This collection of solo drumset music will provide the practicing drummer with interesting ideas to explore through a varied selection of musical styles and degrees of difficulty. It will also help drummers acquire a better knowledge of form, dynamics, music terminology and overall musicianship. For use as a lesson supplement, or as performance material for recitals and solo competitions.

Workin' on the Chain Gang

Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472031986

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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Applies the lessons of African-American history to contemporary America, arguing that most Americans are living in a kind of servitude to corporate America, allowing themselves to be enslaved to a wide array of addictions, including television, sports, sex, and celebrity obsession.

Workin' on the Railroad

Reminiscences from the Age of Steam

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Author: Richard Reinhardt

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806135250

Category: History

Page: 327

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“The mighty railroad occupied the undisputed center of American public life. The railroad founded cities, populated states, created governments, destroyed the wilderness. It was the great speculator, the political tyrant, the recruiter of immigrants, the opener of new lands, the cynosure of poets and pioneers, the symbol of adventure, opportunity, escape, and power. . . . Yet, the railroad man, for all his historic importance, his archetypal stature, and his economic power, has achieved only a minor position in American literature.”--from Workin’ on the Railroad In Workin’ on the Railroad, Richard Reinhardt presents firsthand accounts from engineers, brakemen, porters, conductors, section men, roundhouse workers, switchmen, telegraphers, surveyors, and other neglected pioneers who worked the railroad during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Age of Steam.

Work In

The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results

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Author: Erin Taylor

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1948006022

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Work In shares new mental and physical recovery techniques for athletes who give it all in every workout. Yoga and recovery coach Erin Taylor gives athletes practical tools and an integrated plan for real recovery from training—and everyday life. By making yoga and meditation easy for anyone, Taylor gives athletes a way to do recovery right. Just 5 minutes a day of “working in” can prime athletes for faster, fuller recovery and higher performance. With unprecedented access to training data and workout bragging rights on social networks, athletes are doing everything they can to “win the workout” and keep pace with the athletes around them. Every athlete knows that training brings results, but workouts are only half the equation. Workouts tear the body down. Athletes must also “work in” to gain full recovery, when the body rebuilds for higher performance. Taylor’s Work In program brings real recovery to athletes wherever they are—at home or on the trail, track, field, or court. Work In techniques can be performance anywhere with minimal or no props and can be easily incorporated into any training plan. Work In offers · Low time commitment—just 5 minutes a day to fully integrate recovery into training · A 28-day recovery plan to introduce meditation and restorative yoga · 11 meditations for athletes and 3 visualizations for brain training and mental focus · 27 poses and 4 restorative yoga routines for physical relaxation · Tips to get started and prompts to stay engaged Erin Taylor’s Work In will help athletes balance working out with working in so they can close the gap between where they are and where they want to be.

Lettin It All Hang Out

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Author: RuPaul

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786861569

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 496

The world's best-known drag performer tells of his rise from poverty to superstardom and offers beauty tips, positive thinking tools, and his unique sense of humor in a first book filled with photographs. Tour.

She was Aye Workin'

Memories of Tenement Women in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Author: Helen Clark,Elizabeth Carnegie

Publisher: White Cockade Publishing

ISBN: 9781873487051

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 7530

"Exploring the previously hidden lives of the women who raised families and made ends meet in Scotlands crowded urban tenements, this book draws on memories of the first half of the 20th century that evoke living conditions unimaginable today. It is an eloquent tribute to stamina, management skills, and moral strength in the face of poor housing and relentless poverty. This book contains material not previously published on taboo subjects such as sexual awareness and domestic violence, and it explains the social context that regulated women's behavior."

The Diva Rules

Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top

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Author: Michelle Visage

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146853

Category: Humor

Page: 216

View: 7499

Michelle Visage is not your average diva. Powerful, positive, and polished, this diva's not only glamorous, she's a savvy businesswoman with serious credentials who works her tail off. From her days vogueing in the downtown Manhattan clubs in the '90s to her successful career in radio and her ultimate cult status as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, Michelle has achieved her dreams and then some! In The Diva Rules, Visage shares her rules and advice for living life to the fullest and finding success no matter the hand you're dealt. With her no-nonsense style and super sassy voice, Michelle tells readers to Keep Your Shit Together

Workin' at the Whale Wash

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Author: D. Finn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439641531

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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The newest animated feature from DreamWorks features major voice talent, gorgeous artwork, and an underwater comedy that's leagues away from anything else. Shark Tale tells the story of Oscar (played by Will Smith), a fast-talking little fish who finds himself in hot water when he is mistaken for a hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow Oscar's story hook, line, and sinker, and he's showered with fame and fortune. It's all going along swimmingly, until it starts to become clear that Oscar's tale about being a great hero sounds a little fishy. Now Oscar has to tread water until he can get the scales to tip back in his favor again. 8x8 will be about the Whale Wash where Oscar works cleaning tongues. This is a musical number in the movie.

Harper's Magazine

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Author: Henry Mills Alden,Lee Foster Hartman,Thomas Bucklin Wells,Frederick Lewis Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 801

Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

The Epistemology of Religious Disagreement

A Better Understanding

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Author: J. Kraft

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137015101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Many assume falsely that religious disagreements engage rules of evidence presentation and belief justification radically different than the ordinary disagreements people have every day, whether those religious disagreements are in Sri Lanka between Hindus and Buddhists or in the Middle East among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Stigma Revisited

Implications of the Mark

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Author: Stacey Hannem,Chris Bruckert

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776620266

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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A return on Erving Goffman’s seminal 1963 Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity.

Western Cowboy Poetry

An African American Perspective

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Author: Sharon Carpenter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469755656

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Author Sharon Carpenter was introduced to the cowboy poetry writing and performing style by Joel Hayes, founder of Douglas Countys Poetry Writers Group located in Douglasville, Georgia. She was a performing poet with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Annual Georgia Cowboy Gatherings. Now, she has collected her cowboy poetry into one volume. Western Cowboy Poetry: An African American Perspective is an engaging collection of poems specifically written to be delivered at cowboy poetry gatherings. These verses provide an imaginary yet entertaining perspective on what life experiences might have been like for African Americans who strived to live in the western region of the United States during both the pre- and post-civil war era. These poems offer historical and contemporary cowboy viewpoints and they are based upon research of historical contributions of African Americans. Western Cowboy Poetry consists of four sections, emphasizing the journey and contributions of African American cowboys; the work experience for these cowboys; cowboy love stories; and the perspective of African American cowhands of the time on values. Isom Dart Let me tell you the story Of ol Isom Dart, How he broke my will and my soul, And also my heart. He was as elusive as them horses He was always chasin; You think you landed him, Then you findtime, it was a wastin Sharons unique style brings an African American perspective on western cowboy poetry. Douglas County Sentinel