Description : A raunchy and provocative history of the adult film industry offers a candid look at the origins and evolution of the porn industry from the diverse viewpoints of the actors, actresses, and others who made the films; the underworld figures who financed them; and the FBI agents that fought to bring the industry down. By the author of Please Kill Me. 20,000 first printing.
Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha books.
Description : In his riotous debut collection, Ant Farm, Simon Rich found humor in some of life’s most desperate situations. Now this former editor of The Harvard Lampoon and current writer for Saturday Night Live has returned to mine more comedy from our hopelessly terrifying world. In the nostalgic opening chapter, Rich recalls his fear of the Tooth Fairy (“Is there a face fairy?”) and his initial reaction to the “Got-your-nose” game (“Please just kill me. Better to die than to live the rest of my life as a monster”). He goes on to present Count Dracula’s desperate Match.com profile (“I am normal human looking for human woman to come to castle. I am normal, regular human”). Later, he gets inside the heads of two firehouse Dalmatians who can’t understand their masters’ compulsion to drive off to horrible fires every day. And in the final chapter, he tackles some of life’s biggest questions: Does God really have a plan for us? Yes, it turns out. Now if only He could remember what it was. . . . Praise for Simon Rich’s Ant Farm “Ant Farm has an imaginative power that can trigger snort-fests. . . . Ferociously creative, this book is for readers craving both smart humor and belly laughs.” –People (four stars) “Savagely funny.” –The New York Times “Hilarious. Open this book anywhere, begin reading, and you will laugh.” –Jon Stewart “Ant Farm is what all humor books should be: full of brief, high-concept musings that you wish you’d thought of yourself.” –Time Out New York “A satirical salmagundi that bites back . . . Imaginative premises abound. . . . As unpredictable as YouTube, as in your face as MySpace.” –Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
Description : Singer-Songwriters and Musical Open Mics is an ethnographic exploration of New York City’s live music events where musicians signup and perform short sets. This sociological study dispels the common assumption that open mics are culturally monolithic and reserved for novice musicians. Open mics allow musicians at different locations within their musical development and career to interactively perform, practice, and network with other musicians. Important themes in the book include: the tension between self and society in the creative process, issues of creative authenticity and authorship, and on-going cultural changes central to the Do-It-Yourself cultural zeitgeist of the early 21st century. The open mic’s cultural antecedents include a radio format, folk hootenannies, and the jazz jam session. Drawing from multiple qualitative methods, Aldredge describes how open mics have etched a vital organizational place in the western and urban musical landscape. Open mics represent a creative place where the boundaries of practicing and performing seemingly blur. This allows for a range of social settings from more competitive, stratified, and homogenous music scenes to culturally diverse weekly events often stretching late into the night.
Description : ‘Dollar Chatroom’ is a book of extracts from live, verbatim, internet conversations between Stock Market Traders. Selected to be easily read and entertaining, both on and off topic plus after hours. Including 49 posted illustrations and charts, from the wise and perceptive to the downright bizarre.. . Find out what it is like to sit in front of a computer screen for anywhere between 10 minutes a week and 16 hours a day to earn your living in the company of 1000 other like minded individuals.. . And who your buddies are.. . Choose your weapons.. . Stocks, Indices, Forex, Oil, Metals, Futures, Options, Swaps, ETF’s, CFD’s, FOMC.. . what else ya got..? Includes the 2008 Worldwide Stock Market Crash – The Beginning of the End..? Includes the 2008 USA Presidential Election. Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to take your sunglasses in the plane, right..? There’s always blue sky and sunshine above the clouds.. . And another thing, if you read a funnier book this year, let me know, will you.. ?
Description : The light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion. The tunnel is. I never expected someone I knew wanted me dead. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. Jealousy has been motivating people to do horrible things for all of history, and when you’ve made as much money as I have, it’s hard not to be the target of the green-eyed monster. I also didn’t expect my beautiful bodyguard Sam to throw herself in front of a bullet for me. No one has ever risked their life like that me before, especially a woman I’m falling for. Is it totally messed up I’m almost glad the man who tried to kill me escaped? Yeah, I feel that way because it means I can spend more time with Sam. Now we’re both distracted, and there’s still someone out there who wants me dead. But I care more about convincing Sam that we have something real together. Something that goes deeper than just steaming up my bedroom. I don’t think she believes me. Sam thinks our relationship is nothing more than an illusion. Billionaire in Disguise Series Facade Illusion Charade Search Terms: Alpha m, Alpha Bad Boy, bad boy, hot doctors, hot romance, hot and steamy, famous actor, happily ever after, true love, billionaire romance, military, billionaire romance, melody anne billionaire bachelors series, new, bbw, love, hot steamy, sweet romance, sexy hero, sexy, fake, fiction, hot doctores, famos actor, billionaire romanc, sweet love story, romance love, romance love triangle, new ad, billionaire obession, Managing the Bosses, sw, suspense, action romance, romantic comedy, true love, coming of age
Description : This book examines the LaGG family of fighters, that were amongst the first modern piston-engined interceptors made available to the Red Air Forces in early 1941and proved far better fighters than their radial-engined predecessors. Despite technical maladies and political interference from Moscow, the LaGG-3 matured into an effective fighter when flown to its strengths at low level. Many early Soviet aces were weaned on the LaGG-3, and if they survived the early massacres of 1941-42, they went on to fly the Lavochkin family of fighters. Indeed, the Lavochkin La-3, -5 and -7 were the fighters of choice for Heroes of the Soviet Union such as Ivan Kozhedub, who claimed 62 kills.