The East London Line
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Author: Gert Jonkers,Jop van Bennekom
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
London is a centre of cutting-edge fashion - in Buttoned-Up, the creators of 'the best fashion mag out there', Fantastic Man, tell the story of London style through the history of the button-down shirt - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin 'Taking a seemingly singular point of focus, the top-button-buttoned shirt, [Buttoned-Up] is a sartorial romp along the Ginger Line, looking at the curious fashion phenomenon through the eyes of its greatest exponents, including the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant, who is pictured like everyone else in the book, buttoned up to the top' -Design Week 'Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city' Evening Standard 'Exquisitely diverse' The Times 'Eclectic and broad-minded ... beautifully designed' Tom Cox, Observer 'A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books' A Common Reader blog 'The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves ... A multidimensional literary jigsaw' Londonist 'A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ... each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit' Fabric Magazine 'A collection of beautiful books' Grazia [Praise for Fantastic Man magazine]: 'The best fashion mag out there ... Fashion-forward, clever, deeply engaged with the fashion world, ... Fantastic Man is better designed, better photographed and rafts more stylish than the competition. If you buy only one men's fashion magazine, it should be this one', San Francisco Chronicle Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom are the creators of Fantastic Man, a formal and intelligent men's fashion magazine that positions itself above the commercial fray with a singular tone and elegant design. In 2010 they launched the female counterpart of Fantastic Man called The Gentlewoman, a modern ladies style journal.
Men of Great Style and Substance
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Author: Jop van Bennekom,Gert Jonkers
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Charismatic, compelling and trendsetting, 69 of the world's most influential and creative men presented by cult style-bible Fantastic Man. Twice a year for the last 10 years Fantastic Man has chronicled the world's most stylish and influential men through insightful interviews and the lenses of equally stylish and influential photographers. David Beckham, Tom Ford, Ewan McGregor, Helmut Lang and many others have been cast in a new light by a magazine heralded not only for its witty editorial and award winning design but for the iconic photographers (Juergen Teller, Bruce Weber, Wolfgang Tillmans) who have shot for them as well. Fully illustrated, Fantastic Man represents the best of the magazines's archives, offering a fascinating portrait of contemporary men's style and a unique viewpoint on what defines masculinity in the 21st century. The publication celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Fantastic Man magazine. Elegant and cool, the book reflects the magazine's signature aesthetics.
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Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: American drama
Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution partners.
A Multimedia Novel
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Author: Adam Pfeffer
Take a trip with Doc Bird, the Fantastic Flying Man, as he soars through the skies of New York City and becomes one of the biggest superstars ever. Although he lacks super powers other than flying, the Fantastic Flying Man can fly through the clouds and rescue people down below. Follow him as he becomes the star of his own television show and many commercials. Be amazed at all the women he loves and all the children he adopts and has with his wife, Leticia or JetLet. Yes, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had reading about the Fantastic Flying Man’s adventures and his life with 150 children. Recounted in multiple media reports of all kinds including passages in the Fantastic Flying Man’s own point of view, you’ll have a grand time as he experiments with gay love and then runs for the United States Senate! This is a book you won’t be able to put down until the very last page. So take a chance and take off into the blue skies of America, from New York City to Florida to California, as the Fantastic Flying Man teaches all of us how to fly without any mechanical assistance and become truly free.
Being a Good Dad in the 21st Century
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Author: David B. Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
What does being a dad in the 21st Century really mean? Men today want to play an active role in the upbringing of their children; that means knowing how to cope with them, play with them, control them and love them. Becoming a father however, can be an extremely daunting prospect, after all it is completely uncharted territory. This wonderful book is not only for expectant and new fathers but covers the whole range of issues dads encounter from conception through to teenage traumas. Situations such as step-fatherhood and the changing relationship with partners are also discussed in a sensitive and informative style. The stresses imposed by modern lifestyles on fathers and kids are looked at as well as the problems and benefits encountered by the fact that kids today are often very sophisticated and clued-up. Chapters include: * I'm Going to be a Dad * Bonding for Fathers * Discipline * Learning to Play Again * Teenage Traumas Written in a light-hearted yet informative style, and including numerous interviews with fathers themselves, this book reflects the latest thinking and theories on how to be a good father.
The Naked Truth About Fashion
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Author: Mari Grinde Arntzen
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Fashion is a form of ugliness so absolutely unbearable that we have to alter it every six months.” And yet it serves to make us beautiful, or at least make us feel beautiful. In this book, Mari Grinde Arntzen asks how and why this is—how can fashion simultaneously attract us to its glamour and repel us with its superficiality and how being called “fashionable” can be at once a compliment and an insult. Arntzen guides us through the major figures and brands of today’s fashion industry, showing how they shape us and in turn why we love to be shaped by them. She examines both everyday, affordable “fast fashion” brands, as well as the luxury market, to show how fashion commands a powerful influence on every socioeconomic level of our society. Stepping into our closets with us, she thinks about what happens when we get dressed: why fashion can make us feel powerful, beautiful, and original at the same time that it forces us into conformity. Stripping off the layers of the world’s fifth largest industry, garment by garment, she holds fashion up as a phenomenon, business, and art, exploring the questions it forces us to ask about the body, image, celebrity, and self-obsession. Ultimately, Arntzen asks the most direct question: what is fashion? How has it taken such a powerful hold on the world, forever propelling us toward its concepts of beauty?
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Author: Frank Vincent,Steven Prigge
These days, it’s harder than ever to know how to act like a real man. We’re not talking about the touchy-feely, ultra-sensitive, emotion-sharing, not-afraid-to-cry version of manhood that Oprah and Dr. Phil have been spouting for years. We’re talking about the though, smart, confident, charming, classy, all-around good fella that upholds the true ideal of what is known as “a man’s man.” Now, renowned actor and true-life man’s man Frank Vincent, famed for his unforgettable tough-guy roles in such classic films as Raging Bull, Goodfellas and HBO’s The Sopranos, is going to show how any man can be all that he can be in love, work, play, and life. Everything you need to know is covered here, including, getting the best women by being the best man, dressing like a champ and taking on the world, winning big money and big respect in Las Vegas, selecting, smoking, and savoring a great cigar, and much more. If you want to learn how to be a man’s man, you gotta learn from a man’s man. And with the great Frank Vincent vouching for you, you’ll be on your way to getting everything you ever wanted outta life.
Includes Taking Pictures and Other Stories
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Author: Anne Enright
Publisher: Random House
First publication of a new collection of the Booker Prize-winner's stories including those from her most recent hardback 'Taking Pictures'. In Yesterday's Weather, Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright presents a series of deeply moving stories about women stirred, bothered, or fascinated by men they cannot understand, or understand too well. Enright's characters are haunted by the ghosts of the lives they might have led - lit by new flames, old flames, and flames that are guttering out. A woman's one night stand is illuminated by dreams of a young boy on a cliff road, another's is thwarted by an swarm of somnolent bees. A pregnant woman is stuck in a slow lift with a tactile American stranger, a naked mother changes a nappy in a hotel bedroom, and waits for her husband to come back from the bar. This collection includes some of Enright's best loved stories as well as her latest works. These are sharp, vivid tales of loss and yearning, of surrender to responsibilities or to unexpected delight; all share the unsettling, dislocated reality, the subversive wit and awkward tenderness that have marked Anne Enright as one of our most thrillingly gifted writers.
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Author: Nathania Sledge
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Mans Decision to Change tells the story of how much a man will change when he is looking for love. The story surrounds the life of a man that is hiding from his past. When he unexpectedly falls in love with someone that he has only known for a short period of time. He falls in love without sharing the secret he has been keeping about his past life, and his previous marriage. That secret is going to lead to the ride of the heart that no one is ready to take. Cynthia is the woman in the middle of it all, as two men, Isaac and Martin battle for her heart. While the battle of love persist between the two men, the love triangle gets bigger, involving Mr. X, but he keeps holding onto his secret because he doesn't want to let go of his new lover. Annette is co-worker and friend of Martin's. She discovers who Mr. X is, but because of a promise she made, she is unable to tell anyone. In the process, she finds out that the man she loves is having an affair and is involved with Mr. X . While the two men continue to battle for Cynthia's love. The divorce proceedings by two women, Michelle and Francis, becomes the dilemma that brings the walls of Mr. X, Cynthia, and Isaac crashing down. And Mr. X's confessions will leave the courtroom and everyone in it in a frenzy, especially Annette. But Martin comes to Mr. X's rescue, and a murderer is left on the run because Cynthia chose the wrong man to love.
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Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
The #1 international-bestselling tale of greed, violence, and corporate power from the master of Scandinavian noir: “One of his best” (The Times, London). After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself deep in a personal and professional crisis; during more than a year of sick leave, he turns to drink and vice to quiet his lingering demons. Once he pulls himself together, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good—just before a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Far from leaving police work behind, Wallander instead must investigate a formidable suspect: a powerful business tycoon at the helm of a multinational company engaged in extralegal activities. Ann-Britt Höglund, the department’s first female detective, proves to be Wallander’s best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling façade of the suspicious mogul. But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, Wallander finds his own life being threatened. In this “exquisitely plotted” thriller, Henning Mankell’s mastery of the modern police procedural—which has earned him legions of fans worldwide and inspired the BBC show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh—is on vivid display (Publishers Weekly). “This is crime fiction of the highest order.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Compelling . . . Skillfully plotted and suspenseful. . . . A thriller for the thinking reader.” —The Dallas Morning News “Mankell’s novels are a joy.” —USA Today “Absorbing. . . . In the masterly manner of P.D. James, Mankell projects his hero's brooding thoughts onto nature itself.” —The New York Times “Wallander is a loveable gumshoe. . . . He is one of the most credible creations in contemporary crime fiction.” —The Guardian