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.

Beauty und Glamour

Mein Geheimnis für außergewöhnliche Schönheit

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Author: Dita Von Teese,Rose Apodaca

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961210144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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Dita von Teese ist längst viel mehr als "nur" der sexy Burlesque-Star, der sich in einem riesigen Martini-Glas räkelt – sie ist zur wahren Stil-Ikone geworden. Ob bei ihren Shows, auf dem roten Teppich oder in Fashion-Magazinen, für Dita Von Teese ist Schönheit Ausdruck der eigenen Persönlichkeit. In diesem Buch verrät sie ihre Beauty-Geheimnisse und gibt Tipps sowohl für den Alltag als auch für exzentrische, glamouröse Auftritte. Dabei wird jeder Aspekt von Fashion über Make-up bis hin zur Frisur abgedeckt. Zusätzlich sind Workouts enthalten, die die weibliche Figur perfekt in Form bringen, sowie Ditas Tipps für eine umwerfende Ausstrahlung. Eine Vielzahl hochwertiger Farbfotos gibt darüber hinaus immer wieder Einblicke in die persönliche Geschichte des Stars. Beauty und Glamour ist die Schönheitsbibel für all die Frauen, die das Beste aus dem machen möchten, was die Natur ihnen mitgegeben hat.

Songsters and Saints

Vocal Traditions on Race Records

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Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521269421

Category: Music

Page: 339

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Paul Oliver rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions represented on Race records.

Art of Mountain Biking

Singletrack Skills for All Riders

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Author: Robert Hurst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762775572

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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An unprecedented new look at mountain biking and trail riding techniques from the author of The Art of Cycling Riding obstacle-strewn singletrack trails on a two-wheeled machine is one of those seductive challenges that can never be fully mastered, even by the most talented and experienced. In The Art of Mountain Biking, Robert Hurst deliberately avoids discussion of equipment, training, and other subjects that have already been beaten to death in mountain bike books and magazines, to focus on the deeply complex art of riding trails. From page to page and switchback to switchback, he chases the complex mysteries that make trail riding so difficult—and so rewarding—from the application of “soft power” and the biomechanics of balance and vision, to the philosophy of line choice and the Riccatti equations that describe the path of the bike's rear wheel, to the nature of dirt itself. Built on the author's own quarter-century of experience and the tried-and-true wisdom of many other veteran mountain bikers, this environmentalist and darkly humorous manual provides a collection of unexpected knowledge that will be indispensable to both novices and experts. Throughout, Hurst explains with clarity, revelation—and a healthy dash of wit—the ins and outs of riding a mountain bike.

My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman

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Author: Lisa Scottoline,Francesca Serritella

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429941815

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Critics and readers loved Lisa Scottoline's first collection of true-life stories, which only encouraged her—now she's back with these all-new, exciting adventures. She's farther down the road now, and the scenery has changed—ex-husbands Thing One and Thing Two are in her rear-view mirror, daughter Francesca has moved into an apartment, and Lisa's finding the silver lining in her empty nest, which has lots more room for her shoes. And some things have stayed the same—Mother Mary is still the feistiest octogenarian on the planet, who won't part with her recipe for tomato sauce or her thirty-year old bra. In this book Lisa and Francesca spill all their family secrets—which sound a lot like yours, if you understand that three generations of women is the formula for spontaneous combustion. Inspired by her weekly column entitled, "Chick Wit" for The Philadelphia Inquirer, this is a book you'll have to put down—just to stop laughing.

Poems—Songs and Letters

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Author: Vance

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524695122

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

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The poems, songs, and letters described and written in this work, the PoemsSongs and Letters volume by Vance, refer to people, places, or events either experienced by or known to the author. All accounts are true. Some, however, may be blessed with flavor and coloror flair, if you will. Those will be left to the individual readers interpretation or discretion. There has been no intent to mislead or wrongly inform during the assembling of this volume.

Stone Cold Dead Serious

And Other Plays

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Author: Adam Rapp

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429998277

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Recent plays from "one of the more daring young stylists working today" (David Cote, Time Out New York) Adam Rapp's plays have captivated audiences across the country with their unflinching explorations of the good, the bad, and the ugly in America's heartland and cities. Gathered here are three of his latest works: Faster, in which two young grifters try to strike a deal with the devil during the hottest summer on record; Finer Noble Gases, a lament for a band of arrested thirty-year-olds slouching toward adulthood amid East Village decay; and the Off-Broadway hit Stone Cold Dead Serious. An honest, strange, and humorous look at a blue-collar family struggling to survive in the face of disability and addiction, and the seemingly surreal lengths their teenage son will go to save them from themselves, the play prompted Bruce Weber to rave in The New York Times: "Rapp is very gifted, and, even rarer, he has something to say . . . Stone Cold Dead Serious [is] brave, compassionate, and . . . breathtakingly moving. It is the work of a playwright who is forging a real voice . . . Its rendering of the shared language of loved ones illustrates how families can remain intimate even when they are in shards. Its depiction of a working-class America that is unable to dream of anything beyond enduring is as sincerely sad a commentary on our culture as I've seen in recent memory. And its fear for young people is, unfortunately, deeply convincing."

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.

The Trailsman #387

Apache Vendetta

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Author: Jon Sharpe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101636335

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2727

Fargo has to help an old enemy. Years ago, Skye Fargo barely survived a scrap with an Apache called Red Knife. Now Red Knife needs Fargo’s help to find the white men who raped and killed his daughter. The army wants Fargo to do it so the Apaches will be pacified. But Red Knife wants blood, not justice—and the Trailsman soon finds himself caught between his orders and his old foe’s rage....

Was bisher geschah

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Author: Connor Franta

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959711808

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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In diesen intimen Erinnerungen über sein Leben abseits der Videokamera berichtet Connor Franta von den Erfahrungen, die er auf seiner Reise vom Kleinstadt-Jungen zur Internet-Sensation machte. Über den Kampf mit seiner Identität, seinem Körper und seiner Sexualität als Teenager und sein Outing; über die Entscheidung im Alter von kaum zwanzig Jahren, seinen kreativen und künstlerischen Leidenschaften zu folgen, womit er den Grundstein für eine Karriere als YouTube-Star, Philanthrop, Unternehmer und Stil-Trendsetter legte. Connor erzählt intelligent, humorvoll und voller Zuversicht von seinem Leben und erteilt dabei den Lesern wertvolle Ratschläge für ihren eigenen Weg. Seine Worte werden bei allen, die im digitalen Zeitalter groß werden, auf fruchtbaren Boden fallen, aber sie sind auch eine zeitlose Botschaft für Menschen in jedem Alter: Habe keine Angst vor dir selbst und tue das, was du wirklich tun willst.Hochwertig gestaltet und mit Fotografien aus Connors Familienalbum, ist dieses Buch ein Muss für alle, die Inspiration für ihre eigene Reise zu sich selbst suchen.

The Grapes of Wrath

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Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637121

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Humility (eBook)

The path to divine growth and true nobility

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Author: Andrew Murray

Publisher: Christian Art Publishers

ISBN: 1770368825

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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Humility is the only ladder to the highest honor in God’s kingdom. It is being and doing nothing by ourselves so that God can be all. It is the acknowledgement that every child of God is but a vessel through which the living God can manifest the riches of His wisdom, power and goodness. HUMILITY reveals an entirely new side of this little understood Christian grace. Andrew Murray shows that humble dependence on God is the basis of all genuine blessing. It is the highest virtue of man and the secret to true nobility.

Hollywood in Crisis

Cinema and American Society 1929-1939

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Author: Colin Schindler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134850468

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Born on a Train

Thirteen Stories

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Author: John McManus

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466832665

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Two years ago--at twenty-two--John McManus captivated writers and critics with his first story collection and became the youngest recipient of the Whiting Writers Award. Now McManus returns with a collection of stories equally piercing and visionary: stories about the young and old, compromised by circumstance and curiosity, and undergoing startling transformations. In "Eastbound," a car driven by two elderly sisters breaks down on an elevated highway: Beneath them lies the lost country of the South, overrun with concrete and shopping centers but still possessing the spectres and secrets of the past. In "Brood," a plucky young heroine moves with her mother into the home of the mother's online boyfriend: She will use the Audubon Guide to Birds, and her own wits to survive the advances of the boyfriend's teenaged son. In "Cowry," two backpackers in New Zealand race to witness the first sunrise of the twenty-first century.

Paul Newman

A Life

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Author: Shawn Levy

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307462534

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father’s expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. After struggling as a theater and television actor, Newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. Though he would joke about instances of “Newman’s luck” throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm. Part of the original Actors Studio generation, Newman demanded a high level of rigor and clarity from every project. The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set. The outspoken Newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman’s Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity. In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor’s life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son’s death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

Strategic Transformation

Changing While Winning

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Author: M. Hensmans,G. Johnson,G. Yip

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137268468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 6874

Very few companies are successful in undertaking strategic transformation while maintaining long term superior financial performance. This book, by leading strategy experts, draws upon extensive interviews with business leaders and insights from companies faced with this challenge.

You Can Always Duck

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Author: Peter Cheyney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471901548

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Cara, Gayda, Pearl: sizzling dames. Travis, Clemensky, Clansing: desperate men. A set of secret papers. Bring in FBI man Lemmy Caution to recover the papers, and we have all the ingredients for a fast-moving story of espionage, deception and double dealing. Lemmy Caution once again steers his way round the bodies of dead men and beautiful, very much alive, women to a successful conclusion.