Confessions Of A Boy Crazy Girl

Author by : Paula Hendricks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : Sound familiar? 1. You spot a cute boy (we’ll call him Boy A). 2. You dream about Boy A. 3. You do whatever it takes to make Boy A notice you. 4. Even though Boy A doesn’t pursue you, you hang on to your dream of Boy A until he (a) moves to the North Pole with no access to a cell phone or computer, (b) dies and is buried or cremated, or (c) begins dating another girl. 5. You mend your broken heart by hating Boy A and finding another cute boy (Boy B). You replace Boy A with Boy B and begin all over again . . . Paula has gone through an entire alphabet—and more—of boys over the years. As she shares her journal entries and stories—the good, the bad, and the ugly—you’ll be encouraged to trust God with your love life and buckle up for the ride! Written for teen girls, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl will help you on your own journey from neediness to freedom. Part of the True Woman publishing line, whose goal is to encourage women to exude God’s beauty by embracing his design for womanhood


Confessions Of A Bad Boy Millionaire

Author by : Cathryn Fox
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cathryn Fox
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Description : She's my best friend's kid sister, and I had long ago vowed to keep away. But when she asks me to help make her dream man jealous at her work's annual weekend getaway, I just about lose my Sh$%. She might think she's the ugly duckling, and maybe I teased her too much when she wore pigtails. But Fu%$ I had to do something to hide my real feelings, because she's the hottest girl I know. If some douchebag is too stupid to see the swan, she shouldn't be with him. No, she should be with a guy like me, one who would worship her, bring her to life beneath my hands…my mouth. But I'm a player with a reputation, and she's off limits. Yeah, keeping my hands to myself is what I need to do. Then again, they don't call me Bad Boy Millionaire, because I'm…you know…good.


And The Bride Wore White Companion Guide

Author by : Dannah K. Gresh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : Companion guide to And the Bride Wore White Don't let your youth be a cultural statistic. Youth leaders and parents will be glad to see the training materials available for the bestselling And the Bride Wore White by Dannah Gresh. Perfect for individual and small group study, the DVD, leader's guide, and study guide will complement perfectly. DVD includes bonus tracks.


Lies Young Women Believe

Author by : Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : You have been lied to! Have you been deceived? Through a nationwide survey and in-depth discussion groups, Nancy and Dannah have listened carefully to the heart of your generation. And here are some things they’ve heard: “I know God should be the only thing that satisfies, but if it could be Him and my friends, then I could be happy.” "It seems like I have been struggling with depression forever. I always feel like I am not good enough.” “I tell myself that I don’t really listen to the song lyrics, but once I hear a song a few times and start thinking about what they’re saying I realize that it's too late. It's already stuck in my head." "For me, the whole wife and mom thing is overrated. It isn’t cool to want a husband and a family.” Maybe you can identify. Trying to listen to the right voices can be difficult. This book has been written by friends who will help you find the Truth. Maybe your heart is telling you that some things in your life are way off course. Certain habits and relationships have left you confused and lonely. This is not the way it’s supposed to be. In this book, Nancy and Dannah expose 25 of the lies most commonly believed by your generation. They share real-life accounts from some of the young women they interviewed, along with honest stories about how they’ve overcome lies they themselves believed . They get down in the trenches of the battle with you. Best of all, they’ll show you how to be set free by the Truth.


Lies Young Women Believe Lies Young Women Believe Study Guide Set

Author by : Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : This 2-book set includes Lies Young Women Believe and Lies Young Women Believe Study Guide. In Lies Young Women Believe, Nancy and Dannah expose 25 of the lies most commonly believed by your generation. They share real-life accounts from some of the young women they interviewed, along with honest stories about how they’ve overcome lies they themselves believed . They get down in the trenches of the battle with you. Best of all, they’ll show you how to be set free by the Truth. Lies Young Women Believe Study Guide will help you internalize the truths you learned in the book and apply them to your life. Each session offers an overview of the chapter, a daily personal study, and questions tailor-made for youth group/small group settings.


Expect Something Beautiful

Author by : Laura Booz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : Is motherhood only about self-sacrifice? Or will it bless your life, too? You know that motherhood makes high demands. Yet you know it’s worth the cost because it benefits your child. On some grand level, it’s also good for civilization. And of course, it’s a calling from God. So is that what you’re doing here—pouring out your life for God and others while getting little in return except the consolation that you’ve done the right thing? Laura Booz wants you to expect something more out of motherhood—something truly beautiful. You might be asking: Will I lose myself in motherhood? Compromise my career? Squander my potential? What’s the point of all that unseen (and uncelebrated) serving, cleaning, caring, snuggling, discipling, and praying? Laura wants to help you see that behind all the giving that mothers do is the receiving of something special—a profound growth in God that is cultivated through motherhood’s everyday ups and downs. Let this book give you a renewed vision of motherhood: to see God’s good purpose for you as a mother, a woman, and a follower of Christ.


Confessions Of A Proverbs 32 Woman

Author by : Kerri Pomarolli
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvest House Publishers
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Description : God is Crazy About You—Hot Mess and All! If you’re anything like Kerri Pomarolli, you’ve read Proverbs 31 and thought, “Who is this woman? And what kind of magic unicorn, Energizer Bunny juice does she have on IV?” And you thought social media standards were hard to live up to! As a sought-after comedian living in LA, Kerri knows about impossible standards. “I don’t plow, and I don’t rise early. When it says she gathers her food from afar, does that mean takeout…?” In Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman, Kerri fearlessly shares the messiness of her own life with wit and honesty. Join her as she delves into the struggles of the modern woman tired of trying and failing to live up to Pinterest-looking, air-brushed, and insta-filtered “real life” role models telling her she’s not quite good enough. And learn the two things you can hold onto for longer than your smartphone: genuine self-awareness and humble God-awareness. Kerri is a self-proclaimed hot mess for Jesus who has learned that God never said our lives would be mess-less, but He also never intended for us to wallow forever without a way through. When you’re at your most hopeless, God and His Word will meet you there, where you’ll find, as Kerri has, that this #hotmess4Jesus thing really can be the best possible life to live.


Hit List

Author by : Brian G. Hedges
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cruciform Press
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Description : The Christian life is a war and one of your most lethal enemies hangs its helmet inside your heart. This infernal, internal enemy is sin, which even after new birth continues to reside in every believer. As followers of Jesus, we’ve been given a simple mission regarding sin: search and destroy. Put it to death. But in the words of Cornelius Plantinga Jr., “sin has a thousand faces.” It is one thing to oppose sin in principle, quite another to actually do the bloody work of crucifying specific sin patterns in our lives. Sometimes these patterns are difficult to detect. Always they fight back, tooth and nail, mounting vehement resistance in counter-maneuvers of a variety and complexity that would send General Schwarzkopf’s mind spinning like a tilt-a-whirl. The most famous faces of sin are the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust. Not merely corrupting vices in themselves, these seven are gateway sins leading to countless others. They are the leading undercover operatives for the world, the flesh, and the devil—that evil complex of powers arrayed against our souls. And while we may recognize these sins by their names, we are often misled by the subtlety of their methods and ways. These sins are masters of disguise, adept at masking their true nature in charades of harmlessness, acceptability, and fun. In Hit List, Brian Hedges helps us take aim at the seven deadly sins by providing detailed dossiers for each one and equipping us with rich gospel resources for replacing vice with the virtue of Christ.


Grace Is Free

Author by : Marci Preheim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cruciform Press
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Description : What Does “Godly” Look Like? A great treason is infiltrating the Christian world today. The gospel is meant to set people free, but instead it has been subtly tainted by the enemy. False teaching has slipped in virtually unnoticed, but its effects are deadly. To-do-lists, competition (even with spiritual disciplines) and extra rules have enslaved women to self-righteousness instead of leading them to Christ’s righteousness. Disguised as “helpful tips for women,” this distortion robs Christian women of intimacy with each other and labels them as “godly” for what amounts to human effort and worldly success. Many people view this competition for godliness as striving for excellence. After all, what man doesn’t want a woman who is zealous to be the best homemaker, mother, and wife? But if organization and domestic genius were prerequisites for godliness, then Martha Stewart would be one of the godliest women in the world. The truth is, when women spend more time trying to appear godly rather than actually being close to God, there can be no other motive than a desire for approval from people rather than from God himself. Grace Is Free unmasks this false gospel and the bondage to people’s approval that comes with it. It attempts to realign perspectives and help women understand how to rest through faith in what has already been accomplished through Jesus Christ. The true gospel is received through faith, not activity. “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” (Romans 1:17)


A Year Straight

Author by : Elena Azzoni
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : After having spent nearly her entire adult life dating women (and liking it), Elena Azzoni felt pretty secure in her sexual orientation: she’d even just been crowned Miss Lez 2007. Then, one day in yoga class, a male teacher moved in close to adjust her pose . . . and she suddenly found herself intensely—bafflingly—attracted to him. Eventually she initiated a flirtation with him; after that, there was no going back. A Year Straight is a chronicle of the hilariously disastrous year following Azzoni’s abrupt dive into the world of dating men: old enough to drink and keep her own hours, but as clueless as an adolescent when it comes to deciphering men’s words and actions, Azzoni is uniquely positioned to find herself in some ridiculously absurd scenarios. Often cringe-worthy and occasionally unbelievable, A Year Straight is a wildly entertaining look at one woman’s experiences dating a new sex—the opposite sex.


Riding In Cars With Boys

Author by : Beverly Donofrio
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Trouble began in 1963. I'm not blaming it on President Kennedy's assassination or its being the beginning of the sixties or the Vietnam War or The Beatles...The trouble I'm talking about was my first real trouble, the age-old trouble. The getting in trouble as in ' Is she in trouble?' trouble. As in pregnant. As in the girl who got pregnant in high school.' Beverly Ann Donofrio wasn't bad because she hung out with hoods - she was bad because she was a hood. Unable to attend college, she lost interest in everything but riding around in cars, drinking, smoking, and rebelling against authority. After her teenage marriage failed, Bev found herself at an elite New England university, books in one arm, child on the other. Then, furnished with ambition, dreams and five hundred dollars, she took herself and her son to New York to begin a career and a life. An outrageous and touching memoir, this is the story of a teenage mother who, as her son grows up, becomes an adult herself.


Boy Crazy

Author by : Charlene C. Giannetti
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harmony
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Description : Your little girl used to play with Barbie. Now she dresses like her. The course of teen love never did run smooth, but these days it seems bumpier than ever. Children are growing up faster and pushing the boundaries of sexuality earlier, as well as facing new kinds of pressures most parents have never even dreamed of. You cannot shut down your daughter's hormones. What she is feeling—the thrill of romantic anticipation and the euphoria of falling in love—is biologically programmed and age appropriate. But watching your daughter discover boys is both exciting and scary. Before you lies a major challenge: helping your daughter navigate the oncoming rush of romance during the young adolescent and teen years. Boy Crazy! shows you how to recognize and remember what your daughter is going through—the excitement of a first date, the throes of a first crush, or the pain of a first broken heart. It also gives you insight into what teen love is like today, and helps you establish yourself as your family’s authority on relationships—no longer will daughters feel starved for guidance and forced to turn to the suspect guidance of the media or peers. Learning how to enjoy romance and build healthy relationships are some of the most important skills to have throughout our lives. This book is a blueprint to understanding and helping your coming-of-age daughter start to develop those skills.


Confessions

Author by : Lisa Jackson
Languange : en
Publisher by : HQN Books
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Description : Two classic novels from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling queen of romantic suspense Jackson are collected in this two-in-one. Includes "He's the Rich Boy" and "He's My Soldier Boy." Reissue.


Confessions

Author by : Cynthia Eden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harlequin
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Description : Meet the first of The Battling McGuire Boys from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden in this classic story, which was originally published by Harlequin Intrigue in 2015! Desperate to prove she’s being framed for murder, Scarlett Stone entrusts her reputation—and her life—to the man who once broke her heart. Grant McGuire, a sexy former army ranger turned detective, has never been the same since military action. But behind his cold demeanor, he still burns for Scarlett. Taking her case is an easy but dangerous decision for Grant. Together they must race against the clock to find the real killer, who now wants them both dead. More dangerous, however, is their sudden, reignited passion. Grant will do anything for a second chance with Scarlett…while she’ll do everything to keep the secret she never wants him to know…


Confessions Of A Military Wife

Author by : Mollie Gross
Languange : en
Publisher by : Savas Beatie
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Description : NEW: UPDATED AND EXPANDED. Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new generation military wife. Mollie Gross learned the hard way to laugh instead of cry at what she could not control as a military spouseÑand as she quickly discovered, nearly everything was out of her control! A standup comedienne, public speaker, and wife of a Marine Corps officer, Mollie explores everything about the ÒissuedÓ spouse, from deployment and the stress of having a husband in a combat zone, to the realization that marriage changes when your husband returns home from war. Nothing is taboo or out-of-bounds in Confessions, including the ÒpartiesÓ military wives throw for themselves before hubby returns. (YouÕll have to read the book to find out about those!) Updated, expanded, and now in paperback, Confessions is a canÕt-put-down book that will leave you laughing and crying at the same time. About the Author: Mollie Gross is a professional stand-up comedienne, motivational speaker, and the wife of a USMC Iraq War veteran. She teaches audiences to ÒHandle it with HumorÓÑ to learn how to laugh through lifeÕs toughest challenges. To follow her on social media, listen to her podcast, or inquire about booking, please visit www.molliegross.com. ÒMollie Gross is the Chelsea Handler of the milspouse community. SheÕs unfiltered, honest, and hilarious, with an underlying message to stop whining and be proud. Think of it as heartfelt humor for the home front.Ó Ñ Military Spouse magazine ÒMollieÕs no-holds-barred account of what it was like during her first four years of being married to a Marine, dealing with the moves, wartime deployments, and life on the home front, will leave you laughing, crying, and shaking your head in disbelief asking, ÔDid she really just say that!?ÕÓ Ñ Kristine Schellhaas, founder USMC Life


Confessions Of A Wild Child

Author by : Jackie Collins
Languange : en
Publisher by : St. Martin's Press
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Total Read : 74
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Description : Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But in Jackie Collins' Confessions of a Wild Child, Lucky finally breaks free, and running away from boarding school the adventures begin. Boys, sex, drugs and rock n' roll - Lucky explores it all in preparation for the strong, kick-ass woman she eventually becomes. Delve into the world that Lucky rules!


Confessions Of A Late Night Uber Driver

Author by : Matt Pridgen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lionhearts Press
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Description : "HEY, UBER DRIVER! DO YOU THINK MY FRIEND SHOULD GO HOME WITH THIS GUY?" My rider blurted out the question without my prompting. I kept my mouth shut and my eyes on the road. "We just met him tonight...but he bought us hotdogs and drinks." Pop music from a local radio station played softly in the background as I began to process her statement. I AM A LATE NIGHT UBER DRIVER. Well, actually I'm a stay-at-home dad trying to earn a few extra bucks on the weekends. Driving the night shift in a college town, I was originally enticed by the surge fares and 2 a.m. bar rush, but I soon discovered something far more valuable than an extra boost of income. I found that the young people I drive around need more than just a safe ride home-they need to know that there is still hope in this crazy world. JOIN ME AS I SHARE MY TALES OF LATE NIGHTS on the Uber circuit-the good, the bad and the ugly. And stick around to discover the answer to the one question everyone always wants to know: "Has anyone ever puked in your car?"


Feminist Thought Student Economy Edition

Author by : Rosemarie Tong
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A critical introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, now with new considerations of existential feminism and a conclusion reflecting on the future of feminist theory.


Confessions Of A Female Chauvinist

Author by : Rosemary Daniell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Essays by the author of Fatal Flowers


Confessions Of A Crap Artist

Author by : Philip K. Dick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Total Read : 25
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Description : Jack Isidore is a 'crap artist', a collector of crackpot ideas and worthless objects. His beliefs make him a man apparently unsuited for real life and so his sister, an edgy and aggressive woman, and his brother-in-law, a crass and foul-mouthed businessman, feel compelled to rescue him from it. But, observed through Jack's murderously innocent gaze, Fay and Charley Hume are seen to be just as obsessed as Jack. Their obsessions may be a little more acceptable than Jack's but they are uglier. And, in the end and thanks to Jack's intervention, theirs lead to tragedy ...


God Crazy

Author by : Michelle Borquez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvest House Publishers
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Total Read : 27
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Description : The host of i-Lifetv's popular show SHINE offers powerful, life-changing advice to women everywhere, inviting them to embark on the faith adventure God has planned for them and to pursue the desires of their hearts. Original.


Yours Promiscuously

Author by : Tessa T
Languange : en
Publisher by : Independently Published
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Description : "Friends called me boy crazy. I have been told that I would eventually grow out of it and chase men with power instead of hunks with muscles. I am all grown up now. Unfortunately, nothing has changed."It's 2018 and chivalry is dead. F*ckboys and one night stands have replaced traditional dating and romance. Commitment and emotional attachments are perceived as weaknesses.Yours Promiscuously contains entertaining and heartwarming real-life short stories of Tessa's journey through misSEXventures, debauchery, infidelity, dating, and heartbreaks as she plays the field in our modern day hookup culture. WARNING: This e-book contains sexually explicit content and adult language that may be offensive to some readers, and is for sale to adults only.


Confessions Of A Sled Dog Addict

Author by : Laurie Niedermayer
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : After twenty years of 'living the dream, ' author Laurie Niedermayer shares her story. From the silly antics in the beginning to the last official tour taken by the teams, this book is a nostalgic look at some of the reality, adventures and misadventures of life on the trail. Beginning with her first Siberian Husky, Laurie's journey has taken her from novice dog sled racer to film trainer, successful tour operator through to retirement. Her love of the dogs and passion for the sport clearly comes through in her tributes to the dogs that first started her on this path. Based on the condensed journal entries from thousands of miles of running trails, she says, "Yes, folks, this really happened, believe me, Hollywood couldn't write this stuff.....".


Sleepaway Girls

Author by : Jen Calonita
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Total Read : 95
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Description : When Sam's best friend gets her first boyfriend, she's not ready to spend the summer listening to the two of them call each other "pookie." Sick of being a third wheel, Sam applies to be a counselor-in-training at Whispering Pines camp in the New York Catskills. But what she doesn't realize is that it's not going to be all Kumbaya sing-alongs and gooey s'mores. If Ashley, the alpha queen of Whispering Pines, doesn't ruin Sam's summer, then her raging crush on the surfer-blond and flirtatious Hunter just might. At least she has playful Cole, who's always teasing her, but is oh-so-comfortable to hang out with, and the singular gang of girls that become fast friends with Sam-they call themselves the Sleepaway Girls.


Off Broadway Musicals 1910 2007

Author by : Dan Dietz
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.


What They Did To The Kid

Author by : Jack Fritscher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palm Drive Publishing
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Description : "What They Did to the Kid" is a memoir spinning as a comic novel for general-fiction readers intrigued by boys' school tales, and baby boomers who "survived Catholic school." Ryan O'Hara, coming of age from 14 to 24, is the wise adolescent narrating readers' entry into the secret culture of 1950's altar boys who go to the seminary, meet priests, and must decide their own identities. The novel's interior ticking covers the clock and calendar of boys' emerging consciences and edgy consciousness. "The San Francisco Chronicle" says, "Jack Fritscher reads gloriously." Strong characters and snappy dialog propel the character-driven plot of male-dominant pecking order. At Misericordia Seminary (aptly nicknamed "Misery"), Ryan O'Hara exposes his own story. He's trapped for oxygen-with 500 other boys-by the imperial Rector Karg, the disciplinarian Father Gunn "of the USMC," the tart Father Polistina, and the rebel-priest Chris Dryden "who knows Fellini and JFK." The storytelling Irish-American author gives each ensemble character-hero or villain, student or priest, man or woman-a rich back story. Black civil rights of the 60's as well as three interesting women characters open this tale out of the suffocating seminary and on to the hot streets of Chicago's South Side and Old Town. The compelling psychological drama hinges on the very source and aspirations of priestly vocation versus self-esteem. "Is God calling me-and what about chastity? Or is it just the 'Bali Hai' of blind ambition and social climbing-and what about sex?" Fritscher makes deeper than usual sense of soulful coming-of-age material. The hearty supply of boarding school episodes cumulatively reveals the dueling dynamic between the boyish protagonist, Ryan O'Hara, and the callous ambition of the handsome bully, Tank Rimsky, as they fight toward the finish line of "manly men's" ordination to the priesthood. "The hardest thing to be in America today is a man." The novel is based on an under-reported story: the Catholic Church recruited 200,000 boys into seminaries in the 1950's. Only 20,000 were ordained. "Kid" details, in a nostalgic and not unkind take what happened to the missing 180,000 boys and the women and men in their families. Daring to step inside Catholic culture, without being parochial, this American story reveals the 1950's roots of 21st-century "recovering Catholic" panic and angst. The millions of post-Catholic baby boomers who have exited the Church will compare notes and laugh knowingly at the dead-on characterizations. Fashionably anti-Catholic campers will say, "but, of course " Readers might catalog "Kid" in the genre of "Young Torless, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," and "Lord of the Flies." Before now, no one of the surviving 180,000 ex-seminarians has dared reveal this insider confession on the secret milieu of the Catholic education of priests. From interviews with more than a hundred former seminarians, Jack Fritscher uniquely stages their true story arcs with wit, verve, and comedy. "What They Did to the Kid" is the fourth novel from Jack Fritscher whose twelve books have sold more than 100,000 copies. Jack Fritscher is a graduate of the prestigious Pontifical College Josephinum, a Roman Catholic seminary, located in Columbus, Ohio, and directly subject to the Vatican in Rome. He received his doctorate in American Literature from Loyola University, Chicago.


Confessions

Author by : C. J. Stevens
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wade Pub
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Carole Landis

Author by : Eric Lawrence Gans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Total Read : 63
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Description : Despite appearing in twenty-eight movies in little over a decade, Carole Landis (1919-1948) never quite became the major Hollywood star her onscreen presence should have afforded her. Although she acted in such enduring films as A Scandal in Paris and Moon over Miami, she was most often relegated to supporting roles. Even when she played the major role in a feature, as she did in The Powers Girl and the film noir I Wake Up Screaming!, she was billed second or third behind other actors. This biography traces Landis's life, chronicling her beginnings as a dance hall entertainer in San Francisco, her career in Hollywood and abroad, her USO performances, and ultimately her suicide. Using interviews with actors who worked with Landis, contemporary movie magazines and journals, and correspondence, biographer Eric Gans reveals a tragic figure whose life was all too brief. Landis's big break came in 1940 with Hal Roach's One Million B.C. She appeared in thirteen Twentieth Century-Fox pictures between 1941 and 1946. In 1942-43, Landis entertained troops in England and North Africa in the only all-female USO tour. The trip led to her memoir, Four Jills in a Jeep, and a Fox movie of the same title. After her last American film in 1947, she completed two projects in England while having an affair with married actor Rex Harrison. Tormented by a love that could not lead to matrimony and depressed about growing older, she took a fatal drug overdose on July 5, 1948. Eric Gans is professor of French at University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous books including most recently The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day, and his articles have appeared in many periodicals.


American Comics A History

Author by : Jeremy Dauber
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : The sweeping story of cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels and their hold on the American imagination. Comics have conquered America. From our multiplexes, where Marvel and DC movies reign supreme, to our television screens, where comics-based shows like The Walking Dead have become among the most popular in cable history, to convention halls, best-seller lists, Pulitzer Prize–winning titles, and MacArthur Fellowship recipients, comics shape American culture, in ways high and low, superficial, and deeply profound. In American Comics, Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber takes readers through their incredible but little-known history, starting with the Civil War and cartoonist Thomas Nast, creator of the lasting and iconic images of Uncle Sam and Santa Claus; the golden age of newspaper comic strips and the first great superhero boom; the moral panic of the Eisenhower era, the Marvel Comics revolution, and the underground comix movement of the 1960s and ’70s; and finally into the twenty-first century, taking in the grim and gritty Dark Knights and Watchmen alongside the brilliant rise of the graphic novel by acclaimed practitioners like Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel. Dauber’s story shows not only how comics have changed over the decades but how American politics and culture have changed them. Throughout, he describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell. Striking and revelatory, American Comics is a rich chronicle of the last 150 years of American history through the lens of its comic strips, political cartoons, superheroes, graphic novels, and more. FEATURING… • American Splendor • Archie • The Avengers • Kyle Baker • Batman • C. C. Beck • Black Panther • Captain America • Roz Chast • Walt Disney • Will Eisner • Neil Gaiman • Bill Gaines • Bill Griffith • Harley Quinn • Jack Kirby • Denis Kitchen • Krazy Kat • Harvey Kurtzman • Stan Lee • Little Orphan Annie • Maus • Frank Miller • Alan Moore • Mutt and Jeff • Gary Panter • Peanuts • Dav Pilkey • Gail Simone • Spider-Man • Superman • Dick Tracy • Wonder Wart-Hog • Wonder Woman • The Yellow Kid • Zap Comix … AND MANY MORE OF YOUR FAVORITES!


Confessions Of A Former Saint

Author by : Dominic M. Verchiani, MA Phd.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dorrance Publishing
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Description : Confessions of a Former Saint by Dominic M. Verchiani, MA Phd. is a truly riveting biography of a boy, who knew at a very early age that his 'calling' was to be a priest--every Italian mother's dream. The tapestry he has woven depicts his caring nature and belief in God, all while being terribly uncomfortable with some of the dogma, hypocrisy, and events he witnessed and experienced within the Catholic Church. Wanting to set things right in his life, he met someone who turned this world upside down. From this point, he knew where his heart and soul desired to be, but now he struggled to find his way to personal happiness as he continued his lifelong need to serve others.