Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Author: Constance Freeman
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2006-03
ISBN: 1411681029
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

Vanessa is a beautiful young attorney with nothing but her career on her mind. She left a long-term relationship because she felt she didn't have the time to settle down. Until, she meets forbidden fruit. Dr. Preston Taylor, a handsome, young, separated yet married man that will make her forget all about her career and not having time for family. But...will her choice be easy since her ex is not completely out of her life. What about her handsome but untouchable client Terry Andrews? Her possibilities are endless. So what is a girl to do?

Guilty Pleasures

 Guilty Pleasures
Author: Alice Guilluy
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 135016304X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

In Guilty Pleasures, Alice Guilluy examines the reception of contemporary Hollywood romantic comedy by European audiences. She offers a new look at the romantic comedy genre through a qualitative study of its consumption by actual audiences. In doing so, she attempts to challenge traditional critiques of the genre as trite “escapism” at best, and dangerous “guilty pleasure” at worst. Despite this cultural anxiety, little work has been done on the genre's real audiences. Guilluy addresses this gap by presenting the results of a major qualitative study of the genre's reception, based on interview research with rom-com viewers in Britain, France and Germany, focusing on Sweet Home Alabama (2002, dir. Andy Tennant). Throughout the interviews, participants attempted to distance themselves from what they described as the “typical” rom-com viewer: the uneducated, gullible, overly emotional (American) woman. Guilluy calls this fantasy figure the “phantom spectatrix”. Guilluy complements this with a critical examination of the press reviews of the 20 biggest-grossing rom-coms at the worldwide box-office in order to contextualise the findings of her audience research.

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Author: Cathy Yardley
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1426881215
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

Mari Salazar has to get her act together--otherwise her backstreet restaurant will quickly become a been-there, done-that kind of thing. She risked everything to create her place, Guilty Pleasures, and she's willing to risk everything all over again just to save it. She doesn't have a plan, but she does have... Nick Avery is a super-sexy chef looking for a second chance. His once-four-star reputation is now no-star, thanks to a longtime rival. When Nick shows up on Mari's doorstep she knows it means trouble, and not just for her restaurant, either! Soon she's not only sampling his delectable dishes, she's sampling the chef himself. Together they cook up a sinful menu that garners many new patrons, but when opportunity knocks on Nick's door, with high-class offers, he must decide, as will Mari, what and who they truly desire...

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Author: Laura E. Little
Publsiher: Law & Current Affairs
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190625767
Category: LAW
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties. Just as importantly, though, our legal system is a strong regulator of humor. It encourages some types of humor while muzzling or punishing others. In a sense, law and humor engage a two-way feedback loop: humor provides the raw material for legal regulation and legal regulation inspires humor. In Guilty Pleasures, legal scholar Laura Little provides a multi-faceted account of American law and humor, looking at constraints on humor (and humor's effect on law), humor about law, and humor in law. In addition to interspersing amusing episodes from the legal world throughout the book, the book contains 75 New Yorker cartoons about lawyers and a preface by Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker.

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-07-08
ISBN: 0061734527
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

One of Daphne Wade's guilty pleasures is to watch the Duke of Tremore as he works, shirtless, on the excavation site of his ducal estate. Anthony Courtland is by far the most exciting and handsome man she has ever known, and she dreams of one day being able to speak with him without getting tongue tied. Anthony, meanwhile, only sees Daphne as a hard worker on his excavation team. He considers her a plain young lady and says so in a careless remark to a friend, unaware that Daphne is outside the library door, her heart shattering to pieces. So Daphne decides she will not be so silly any longer. She begins to be tutored in the social graces, forcing Anthony to see the beauty who has been right in front of his eyes.

Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Film

Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Film
Author: Gary J. Svehla
Publsiher: Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-03-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures of the Horror Film Book Excerpt:

Writers defend horror films that have been trashed by film critics and horror film fans. Titles covered include Maniac (1934), Sh! The Octopus, Voodoo Man, Unknown Island, Scared Stiff, Indestructible Man, Rodan, The Tingler, Flesh Eaters, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, King Kong (1976) and Dune.

Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures

Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures
Author: Arielle Zibrak
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1479807125
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

"My guilty pleasure wasn’t just reading low-brow fiction or even female-authored fiction, it was being femme itself." What is it about ribald romance novels, luxurious interior design, and frothy wedding dresses that often make women feel their desires come with a shadow of shame? In Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures, Arielle Zibrak considers the specifically pleasurable forms of feminine guilt and desire stimulated by supposedly “lowbrow” aesthetic tendencies. She takes up the overwhelming preoccupation with the experience of being humiliated, dominated, or even abused that has pervaded the stories that make up women’s culture—from eighteenth-century epistolary novels to popular twentieth-century teen magazine features to present-day romantic comedies. In three chapters—“Rough Sex,” “Expensive Sheets,” and “Saying Yes to the Dress”—that mirror the plot structures of feminine fictions themselves, this book tells the story of the desires that only the guiltiest of pleasures evoke. Zibrak reexamines documents of femme culture long dismissed as “trash” to reveal the surprisingly cathartic experiences produced by tales of domination, privilege, and the material trappings of the heteropatriarchy. Part of the Avidly Reads series, this slim book gives us a new way of looking at American culture. With the singular blend of personal reflection and cultural criticism featured in the series, Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures reclaims women’s experiences for themselves.

Matt Tebbutt s Guilty Pleasures

Matt Tebbutt s Guilty Pleasures
Author: Matt Tebbutt
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 1782064680
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matt Tebbutt s Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

We all know that a little bit of what you fancy does you good. In Guilty Pleasures, Matt Tebbutt takes your sneaky treats, like peanut butter, cream cheese, coffee and even booze, and puts them centre stage in 130 fun and delicious recipes. Enjoy great food such as tea-smoked chicken, raspberry cream cheese brownies, peanut butter ice cream, vodka-marinated steak, wide-awake chilli, Marmite potatoes, rum cupcakes with Baileys frosting and so much more. In a world where we have so many serious things to worry about, a bit of mild indulgence shouldn't be one of them. Like all guilty pleasures, a little bit of sin has never really been a bad thing... has it? This is pleasure on a plate!

Their Guilty Pleasures

Their Guilty Pleasures
Author: June Tate
Publsiher: Severn House/ORIM
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1780101430
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Their Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

Amid the dangers of WWII England, three women risk everything for love “sacrificing much to achieve their dreams . . . in this pleasurable historical romance” (Booklist). Southampton, 1940. As three women navigate the struggles of wartime England, their difficult choices—in love and survival—will bring them together and change their lives forever. For housewife Jenny, her husband’s word is law. But when he decides to enlist, she finds her own voice—and a new friendship with a young GI who becomes her guilty pleasure. Vibrant Rusty Dobbs is a prostitute by choice, and proudly makes a good living. But when she falls for an American captain, she pretends to be a typist to keep his respect—and win his love. And finally there is seventeen-year-old Sarah, who is drawn to the young prisoner of war Gunter—the enemy. If you follow your heart, there is always a price to pay. “Tate’s trademark complement of emotional interludes, nicely counterbalanced by intimate domestic detail, is on display [and] also offers a popular military setting in which even the antagonists are portrayed sympathetically.” —Booklist

The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures

The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures
Author: Sam Stall,Lou Harry,Julia Spalding
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN: 9781931686549
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

What do Neil Diamond, Touched by an Angel, Pamela Anderson, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, White castle hamburgers, Benny Hill, Thomas Kinkade, and the song “You Light Up My Life” have in common? They’re all guilty pleasures—and they’re all celebrated in this massive A-to-Z encyclopedia. Authors Sam Stall, Lou Harry, and Julia Spalding have unearthed fascinating trivia about literature (Valley of the Dolls, The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue), television (The Real World, Land of the Lost), fashion (Members Only jackets, the WonderBra), and more. Every page features a sophisticated two-column design and handy guide words for quick at-a-glance reference. Best of all, we’ve illustrated 100 of the guiltiest pleasures with the same portrait style used by the Wall Street Journal. Complete with 1,001 entries, it’s the ultimate guide to everything you hate to love!

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello
Publsiher: Dafina
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1496704312
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

Former NBA star Alexander Barrett has slam dunked his career into second gear with the grand opening of his hot new gym in Boulder, Colorado. But his excitement is tempered when his estranged twin brother, MMA title holder Zachary "The Hammer" Barrett returns home from Thailand. Alex has never forgiven Zach for marrying his college sweetheart. And while they're now divorced, his bitterness lingers. Zach hoped to re-connect with his brother, but when his personal assistant and trainer, Sarai Montri, arrives, their rivalry is soon reignited. Highly educated, not to mention gorgeous, the former Miss Thailand captivates Alex for the first time since his heartbreak. But Sarai's devotion to Zach only stirs up the past. Will the brothers' competitive natures tear them apart once more--with Sarai caught in the middle? ... "Mello dishes up rich emotions, memorable characters, and family intrigue." --Publishers Weekly on Craving Temptation, Starred Review "An author who consistently delivers a strong story, complex characters and scorching love scenes." --RT Book Reviews

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Author: Richard D. McGhee
Publsiher: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychoanalysis and literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

"McGhee . . . offers a psychoanalytic reading of Wordsworth's entire poetic ouevre that is clear, reasonably sensitive to aesthetic considerations, and an interesting challenge to more conventional interpretations of the poet."CHOICE

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Author: Stella Cameron
Publsiher: G K Hall & Company
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780783801148
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty Pleasures Book Excerpt:

When television personality Polly Crow's secret past threatens to destroy her love with ex-Navy SEAL Nasty Ferrito, she must put her trust in him to the test

When Highbrow Meets Lowbrow

When Highbrow Meets Lowbrow
Author: Peter Swirski,Tero Eljas Vanhanen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 1349951684
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Highbrow Meets Lowbrow Book Excerpt:

This book examines nobrow, a cultural formation that intertwines art and entertainment into an identifiable creative force. In our eclectic and culturally turbocharged world, the binary of highbrow vs. lowbrow is incapable of doing justice to the complexity and artistry of cultural production. Until now, the historical power, aesthetic complexity, and social significance of nobrow “artertainment” have escaped analysis. This book rectifies this oversight. Smart, funny, and iconoclastic, it scrutinizes the many faces of nobrow, throwing surprising light on the hazards and rewards of traffic between high entertainment and genre art.

You May Also Like

You May Also Like
Author: Tom Vanderbilt
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN: 0307958256
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You May Also Like Book Excerpt:

Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations? Why do people think the music of their youth is the best? How can you spot a fake review on Yelp? Our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces – especially in the digital age with its nonstop procession of “thumbs up” and “likes” and “stars.” Tom Vanderbilt, bestselling author of Traffic, explains why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what all this tell us about ourselves. With a voracious curiosity, Vanderbilt stalks the elusive beast of taste, probing research in psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer myriad complex and fascinating questions. If you’ve ever wondered how Netflix recommends movies or why books often see a sudden decline in Amazon ratings after they win a major prize, Tom Vanderbilt has answers to these questions and many more that you’ve probably never thought to ask.

The Enlightened Bracketologist

The Enlightened Bracketologist
Author: Nigel Holmes,Richard Sandomir,Mark Reiter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-12-09
ISBN: 9781596919471
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enlightened Bracketologist Book Excerpt:

Every March, the NCAA men's basketball tournament blankets newspapers and the Internet, and attracts millions of television viewers over the course of three weeks. Will a perennial favorite like Duke win? Or will it be a dark horse like Gonzaga? The phenomenon known as March Madness galvanizes a nation of viewers as few other sports events can. The reason? Bracketology. America eagerly watches as 64 teams become 32, then 16, then 8, then 4, then 2, and finally #1. Now it's time to use the same rigorous method for everything that really matters in culture, people, history, the arts and more. In The Enlightened Bracketologist the editors have organized the world's most haunting and maddeningly subjective questions into a scheme of binary pairings that finally reveal what is truly the best in its class: La Tache or Chateau Latour? (1) Barry Bonds or Terrell Owens? (2) "Vissi d'arte" or "Dove Sono"? (3) OJ verdict or JFK assassination? (4) "Top of the world, Ma" or "Nobody's perfect"? (5) Two by two, The Enlightened Bracketologist pits our cultural mainstays against each other; only the finest survive. Every double-page spread of this book will contain a series of brackets compiled by experts and celebrities, with text call-outs that highlight the reason why one competitor moves on and another doesn't. Already committed are Elvis Costello on popular songs; David Bouley on cookbooks; Leon Fleisher on piano music; Reneé Fleming on opera arias; Henry Beard on French phrases; Joseph Ward on wine.

Sermons Practical and Descriptive

Sermons  Practical and Descriptive
Author: Eleazar Thompson Fitch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sermons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sermons Practical and Descriptive Book Excerpt:

The temperance manual Repr

The temperance manual  Repr
Author: Justin Edwards
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The temperance manual Repr Book Excerpt:

How to Do Everything with Your Dell DJ

How to Do Everything with Your Dell DJ
Author: Rick Broida,Dave Johnson
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 0072264233
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Do Everything with Your Dell DJ Book Excerpt:

Get the most out of your Dell DJ experience with tips, little-known tricks, and expert advice on digital music management. Discover how to download and rip music, organize tracks, play music in your car, and live-DJ parties. Learn how to build a music library from Internet downloads, organize tracks by artist, genre, or specialized play lists, and back up old LPs, cassettes, and other formats as digital files then copy them over to your Dell DJ. You will also get an easy-to-understand walkthrough of the bundled MusicMatch software including maintenance and troubleshooting your Dell DJ. Finally, enhance your Dell DJ with add-ons, accessories, and software upgrades.

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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