The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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Author: Amy Schumer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501139908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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#1 New York Times Bestseller "Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance." —Vogue "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative, sexually explicit, side-splittingly hilarious, heart-wrenching, disturbing, passionately political, and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse's life to date." —Harper's Bazaar "This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer...It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm “Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.

Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers

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Author: Sabrina Fuchs Abrams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319567292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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This collection is the first to focus on the transgressive and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Carolyn Wells, Lucille Clifton, Mary McCarthy, Lynne Tillman, Constance Rourke, Roz Chast, Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee, and the ways in which their humor challenges gendered norms and assumptions through the use of irony, satire, parody, and wit. The chapters draw from the experiences of women from a variety of racial, class, and gender identities and encompass a variety of genres and comedic forms including poetry, fiction, prose, autobiography, graphic memoir, comedic performance, and new media. Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers will appeal to a general educated readership as well as to those interested in women’s and gender studies, humor studies, urban studies, American literature and cultural studies, and media studies.

Misery Loves Cabernet

A Novel

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Author: Kim Gruenenfelder

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429989527

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Charlize "Charlie" Edwards finally has it all: a house in Silverlake, L.A.'s hippest neighborhood, two fabulous best friends who always have her back, and a great (though hectic) job as the personal assistant to Hollywood's hottest movie star, Drew Stanton. But best of all, Charlie has a newly feathered love nest with Jordan, the sexy photographer she recently started dating. Maybe Charlie's journal of smart-alecky life advice—which she's always been better at writing than following—has finally helped put her on the right track. Unfortunately for Charlie, Drew is causing complete havoc on his new movie set, her eccentric family is descending upon L.A. for the upcoming holiday season, and her love life may be back to square one. Jordan has left L.A. to work on a film shooting in Paris, where the women are gorgeous, sophisticated, and possibly after her man. And Drew's handsome new producer, Liam, is an old crush who has reappeared to tug at Charlie's heartstrings. Charlie's torn between the misery of waiting for Jordan and the tingly feelings she has for Liam. But there's nothing misery—or seduction—loves better than a great glass of cabernet.

The Girl In Between

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Author: Laekan Zea Kemp

Publisher: Laekan Zea Kemp

ISBN: N.A

Category: Epidemic encephalitis

Page: N.A

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Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is. But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.

The Girl Who Dream Elephants

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Author: Jenna Bonfield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479718203

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

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Jenna Bonfield is a fictional writer who enjoys challenging nature and unbelievable detail. Fantasy has always been a source of interest for her, sparking her imagination, to deepen her creative worlds. She is the author of The Girl Who Dreams Elephants and the upcoming Lilly and Rose Nursery. She is completing her education in Animal Studies. In addition to completing a PhD, she is the founder of a non-profit elephant sanctuary in California, Elephant Haven. Ms. Bonfield is a passionate researcher of elephant development. However, this represents a fraction of the interests she holds and aspires to write about. She is an eclectic reader of science, romance, and fantasy. She maintains a Facebook page to network with her friends and readers and blogs about the sanctuary development and profession of writing at http://elephant-haven.org.

Box Girl

My Part-Time Job as an Art Installation

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Author: Lilibet Snellings

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619023628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a “slash to keep her head above water—a writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl. One night each week, Lilibet would go to The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, don a pair of white boy shorts with a matching tank, touch up her lip gloss, and crawl into a giant glass case behind the front desk. There, she could do whatever she wanted—check email, catch up on reading, even sleep—as long as she ignored the many hotel guests who would point and ask the staff, “Is she allowed to use the bathroom? (Yes.) Dog-paddling through her twenties, Snellings resisted financial bailouts (for the most part) from her sweet Southern mother and business-oriented dad, while pondering her peculiar position as a human art installation. Was she a piece of art or a piece of ass? Was she allowed to read both Walt Whitman and US Weekly as she lounged in an oversized, waterless aquarium behind a hotel concierge desk? From misinterpreting a modeling agency interview as a talent audition, to avoiding Bond-girl-style deaths at New Years Eve parties, Snellings shares and laughs at her many mishaps while living in LA.

Amy Schumer

A Tribute to the Award-Winning Comedian and Author of the Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo: the Coloring Book

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Author: Sam Steel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945887062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 34

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Get your girl power on---and put a smile on your face ---as you color this original collection of line drawings depicting Amy Schumer, the award-winning actress, comedian, and author of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. Makes a great gift for fans of all ages.

Underworld

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Author: Thomas H. Crowne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493145436

Category: Fiction

Page: 379

View: 8133

UnderWorld is a bold and emotionally charged science-fiction thriller designed to grip the reader from beginning to end with its engaging and complex plot. Edwin Wheeler, a brilliantly gifted scientist, is bent on seeking revenge on a world that he feels has taken everything from him. And only one man can stop him. John Massey, Wheelers former pawn and henchman, was a merciless killer for Wheeler in a special unit that answered to no one other than Wheeler. Facing near certain death at the hands of the terrible creatures unleashed on the world, Massey and a small group of resisters are Earths only hope for survival. Filled with vivid character detail, heart-wrenching tales of love, hate, and triumph, UnderWorld is a futuristic story that will take the reader on an epic and unforgettable journey that will show them the best and worst in mankind.

Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

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Author: Lois P. Frankel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 145555412X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Before you were told to "Lean In," Dr. Lois Frankel told you how to get that corner office. The New York Times bestseller, is now completely revised and updated. In this edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors--over 130 in all--that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as: Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win. Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it. Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don't equate negotiation with confrontation. Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

Me, Myself and Ike

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Author: K. L. Denman

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554695066

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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After watching a tv program about Otzi, a 5,000-year-old Ice Man, Kit's friend Ike becomes convinced that Kit's destiny is to become the next ice man -- a source of information for future generations. Together they obtain artifacts they think will accurately reflect life in the early twenty-first century and plan their journey to a nearby mountain. Kit gets tattoos similar to Otzi's, writes a manifesto and tries to come to terms with making the ultimate sacrifice. As he grows more and more agitated and isolated, his family and friends suspect that something is terribly wrong, but before they can discover the true severity of the situation, Kit and Ike set off on what could be their last journey.