I Didn t Come Here to Make Friends

I Didn t Come Here to Make Friends
Author: Courtney Robertson
Publsiher: Dey Street Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 9780062326676
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Didn t Come Here to Make Friends Book Excerpt:

She was the villain The Bachelor fans loved to hate. Now Courtney Robertson takes us along on her journey to find love and reveals that "happily ever after" isn't always what it seems . . . Courtney Robertson joined season 16 of The Bachelor looking for love. She fit the casting call: She was young, single, a working model, and a natural in front of the cameras. Although she may have been there for all the right reasons, as the season unfolded and sparks began to fly something else was clear: She was not there to make friends. Courtney quickly became one of the biggest villains in Bachelor franchise history. She unapologetically pursued her man, steamrolled her competition, and broke the rules—including partaking in an illicit skinny-dip that sealed her proposal. Now, Courtney tells her own story—from her first loves to her first moments in the infamous Malibu mansion. She dishes on life before, during, and after The Bachelor, including the tabloid frenzy that continued after the cameras stopped rolling. Complete with tips, tricks, and advice from your favorite Bachelor alumni, I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends is packed with all of the outrageous stories and details Courtney fans and foes alike want to know.

Bachelor Nation

Bachelor Nation
Author: Amy Kaufman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN: 1101985925
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bachelor Nation Book Excerpt:

*A New York Times Bestseller* The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America’s favorite guilty pleasure. For sixteen years and thirty-six seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers’ lives. Since it premiered in 2002, the show’s popularity and relevance have only grown—more than eight million viewers tuned in to see the conclusion of the most recent season of The Bachelor. Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman is a proud member of Bachelor Nation and has a long history with the franchise—ABC even banned her from attending show events after her coverage of the program got a little too real for its liking. She has interviewed dozens of producers, contestants, and celebrity fans to give readers never-before-told details of the show’s inner workings: what it’s like to be trapped in the mansion “bubble”; dark, juicy tales of producer manipulation; and revelations about the alcohol-fueled debauchery that occurs long before the Fantasy Suite. Kaufman also explores what our fascination means, culturally: what the show says about the way we view so-called ideal suitors; our subconscious yearning for fairy-tale romance; and how this enduring television show has shaped society’s feelings about love, marriage, and feminism by appealing to a marriage plot that’s as old as the best of Jane Austen.

PEOPLE The Bachelor

PEOPLE The Bachelor
Author: Editors of PEOPLE
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN: 1618934619
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PEOPLE The Bachelor Book Excerpt:

From the first rose to the last woman standing, this special edition of People looks back at all the seasons of TV's top matchmaking show, and previews the 20th season, which begins airing in January. Highlights include: Every bachelor from every season revisited and updated: Who's still married, who's still single, who is still living down the most scandalous moments. Updates on memorable contestants and those who became Bachelorette stars Inside the mansion: Hookups, breakups, and all the drama you didn't see. Interviews with men behind the Bachelor: Host Chris Harrison, producer Mike Fleiss and celebrity jeweler Neil Lane.

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries
Author: Kate Oakley,Justin O'Connor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2015-05-22
ISBN: 1317533984
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries is collection of contemporary scholarship on the cultural industries and seeks to re-assert the importance of cultural production and consumption against the purely economic imperatives of the ‘creative industries’. Across 43 chapters drawn from a wide range of geographic and disciplinary perspectives, this comprehensive volume offers a critical and empirically-informed examination of the contemporary cultural industries. A range of cultural industries are explored, from videogames to art galleries, all the time focussing on the culture that is being produced and its wider symbolic and socio-cultural meaning. Individual chapters consider their industrial structure, the policy that governs them, their geography, the labour that produces them, and the meaning they offer to consumers and participants. The collection also explores the historical dimension of cultural industry debates providing context for new readers, as well as critical orientation for those more familiar with the subject. Questions of industry structure, labour, place, international development, consumption and regulation are all explored in terms of their historical trajectory and potential future direction. By assessing the current challenges facing the cultural industries this collection of contemporary scholarship provides students and researchers with an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field.

Most Dramatic Ever

Most Dramatic Ever
Author: Suzannah Showler
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN: 1773051679
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Most Dramatic Ever Book Excerpt:

The right reasons to fall in love with The Bachelor When it debuted in 2002, The Bachelor raised the stakes of first-wave reality television, offering the ultimate prize: true love. Since then, thrice yearly, dozens of camera-ready young-and-eligibles have vied for affection (and roses) in front of a devoted audience of millions. In this funny, insightful examination of the world’s favorite romance-factory, Suzannah Showler explores the contradictions that are key to the franchise’s genius, longevity, and power and parses what this means for both modern love and modern America. She argues the show is both gameshow and marriage plot — an improbable combination of competitive effort and kismet — and that it’s both relic and prophet, a time-traveler from first-gen reality TV that proved to be a harbinger of Tinder. In the modern media-savvy climate, the show cleverly highlights and resists its own artifice, allowing Bachelor Nation to see through the fakery to feel the romance. Taking on issues of sex, race, contestants-as-villains, the controversial spin-offs, and more, Most Dramatic Ever is both love letter to and deconstruction of the show that brought us real love in the reality TV era.

Audience of One Donald Trump Television and the Fracturing of America

Audience of One  Donald Trump  Television  and the Fracturing of America
Author: James Poniewozik
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 1631494430
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Audience of One Donald Trump Television and the Fracturing of America Book Excerpt:

One of the Top 10 Politics and Current Events Books of Fall 2019 (Publishers Weekly) An incisive cultural history that captures a fractious nation through the prism of television and the rattled mind of a celebrity president. Television has entertained America, television has ensorcelled America, and with the election of Donald J. Trump, television has conquered America. In Audience of One, New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of TV and mass media from the Reagan era to today, explaining how a volcanic, camera-hogging antihero merged with America’s most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. In the tradition of Neil Postman’s masterpiece Amusing Ourselves to Death, Audience of One shows how American media have shaped American society and politics, by interweaving two crucial stories. The first story follows the evolution of television from the three-network era of the 20th century, which joined millions of Americans in a shared monoculture, into today’s zillion-channel, Internet-atomized universe, which sliced and diced them into fractious, alienated subcultures. The second story is a cultural critique of Donald Trump, the chameleonic celebrity who courted fame, achieved a mind-meld with the media beast, and rode it to ultimate power. Braiding together these disparate threads, Poniewozik combines a cultural history of modern America with a revelatory portrait of the most public American who has ever lived. Reaching back to the 1940s, when Trump and commercial television were born, Poniewozik illustrates how Donald became “a character that wrote itself, a brand mascot that jumped off the cereal box and entered the world, a simulacrum that replaced the thing it represented.” Viscerally attuned to the media, Trump shape-shifted into a boastful tabloid playboy in the 1980s; a self-parodic sitcom fixture in the 1990s; a reality-TV “You’re Fired” machine in the 2000s; and finally, the biggest role of his career, a Fox News–obsessed, Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue in the White House. Poniewozik deconstructs the chaotic Age of Trump as the 24-hour TV production that it is, decoding an era when politics has become pop culture, and vice versa. Trenchant and often slyly hilarious, Audience of One is a penetrating and sobering review of the raucous, raging, farcical reality show—performed for the benefit of an insomniac, cable-news-junkie “audience of one”—that we all came to live in, whether we liked it or not.

TV in the USA A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 3 volumes

TV in the USA  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  3 volumes
Author: Vincent LoBrutto
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1133
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN: 144082973X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TV in the USA A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

This three-volume set is a valuable resource for researching the history of American television. An encyclopedic range of information documents how television forever changed the face of media and continues to be a powerful influence on society. • Supplies historic context for why television shows were released at a particular moment in time • Covers key television genres—such as the western, sitcoms, crime shows, and variety programs—in detail • Provides readers with an understanding of the technical evolution of television that directly affected programming • Includes biographies of important individuals in the television industry

The Confessions of a Number One Son

The Confessions of a Number One Son
Author: Frank Chin
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-02-28
ISBN: 0824854551
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of a Number One Son Book Excerpt:

In the early 1970s, Frank Chin, the outspoken Chinese American author of such plays as The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the Dragon, wrote a full-length novel that was never published and presumably lost. Nearly four decades later, Calvin McMillin, a literary scholar specializing in Asian American literature, would discover Chin’s original manuscripts and embark on an extensive restoration project. Meticulously reassembled from multiple extant drafts, Frank Chin’s “forgotten” novel is a sequel to The Chickencoop Chinaman and follows the further misadventures of Tam Lum, the original play’s witty protagonist. Haunted by the bitter memories of a failed marriage and the untimely death of a beloved family member, Tam flees San Francisco’s Chinatown for a life of self-imposed exile on the Hawaiian island of Maui. After burning his sole copy of a manuscript he believed would someday be hailed as “The Great Chinese American Novel,” Tam stumbles into an unlikely romance with Lily, a former nun fresh out of the convent and looking for love. In the process, he also develops an unusual friendship with Lily’s father, a washed-up Hollywood actor once famous for portraying Charlie Chan on the big screen. Thanks in no small part to this bizarre father/daughter pair, not to mention an array of equally quirky locals, Tam soon discovers that his otherwise laidback island existence has been transformed into a farce of epic proportions. Had it been published in the 1970s as originally intended, The Confessions of a Number One Son might have changed the face of Asian American literature as we know it. Written at the height of Frank Chin’s creative powers, this formerly “lost” novel ranks as the author’s funniest, most powerful, and most poignant work to date. Now, some forty years after its initial conception, The Confessions of a Number One Son is finally available to readers everywhere.

The EC Archives Confessions Illustrated

The EC Archives  Confessions Illustrated
Author: Daniel Keyes
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 1506719759
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The EC Archives Confessions Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Contained here is the complete run of Confessions Illustrated, an innovative “Picto-Fiction” magazine. Containing illustrated prose stories of scandal and forbidden romance, The EC Archives: Confessions Illustrated collects the entire Confessions Illustrated in one volume and is illustrated by industry legends: Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandell, and more! This archive volume contains Confessions Illustrated issues 1 though 3.

Confessions of the Unmedicated Mind Volume 2 School

Confessions of the Unmedicated Mind  Volume 2  School
Author: Benjamin Tomes
Publsiher: Benjamin Tomes
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of the Unmedicated Mind Volume 2 School Book Excerpt:

The second in a four-part series, COTUM V2: School reads like a self-written psych report, detailing chronic underachievement, perpetual inattention and endless tales of teacher torment. Focusing on school-based stories of inattention and calculated defiance, expect the unexpected in this laugh-out-loud summary of school in the 1980’s. Along the way, lockers are violated, field trips go bad, languages are mangled, teachers are pranked and unspeakable stunts are pulled with apples and squirrels.

Confessions of an Ex Feminist

Confessions of an Ex Feminist
Author: Lorraine V. Murray
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1681491095
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Ex Feminist Book Excerpt:

Confessions is the honest and heart-rending account of a woman who was born into a Catholic family, attended parochial schools and fully embraced the beliefs of her faith, but ran into major roadblocks in college. Amidst the radical feminist college environment of the 1960's, she lost her faith, and her morality, jumping aboard the bandwagon of "free love." She indulged in a series of love relationships in college, all of which crashed and burned. Despite the obvious contradiction between feminist teachings and her own experience, Murray still believed she had to free herself from the yoke of tradition. Attaining a doctorate in philosophy, with an emphasis on the feminist writings of Simone de Beauvoir, Murray taught philosophy in college. For many years, she launched a personal vendetta against God and the Catholic Church in the classroom, trying to persuade students that God did not exist, mocking values Catholics hold dear, and touted feminism as the cure for many social ills. When she discovered she was pregnant, Murray followed the route that feminists offer as a solution for unmarried women. Much to her surprise, her abortion was a shattering emotional experience, which she grieved over for years. It was the first tragic chink in her feminist armor. After her marriage in 1982, she anguished over the decision to have children, but became an advocate of the "child-free" movement, believing children were burdens and life could be happy life without them. Later in her forties, Murray experienced a mysterious series of events in which it seemed that "someone" was inviting her back to God. The mysterious calls came from different ports, including nature, books and other people. Gradually, she realized that the One seeking her was Christ, and the place He was calling her to was the Catholic Church. Eventually realizing it was only in the Church that she would find what she was seeking -- the person of Christ and his love and mercy -- Murray returned to the Church, and finally found healing and forgiveness for the abortion.

The Works of Lady Blessington The two friends The repealers Confessions of an elderly gentleman

The Works of Lady Blessington  The two friends  The repealers  Confessions of an elderly gentleman
Author: Marguerite Countess of Blessington
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1838
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Lady Blessington The two friends The repealers Confessions of an elderly gentleman Book Excerpt:

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl
Author: Susan McCorkindale
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-10-07
ISBN: 1101078766
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl Book Excerpt:

A laugh-out-loud memoir about a city slicker who discovers that Manolos and manure just don?t mix. At her husband?s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her stressful six-figure job. Together, they headed down south to a 500-acre beef farm, and never looked back. Well, he didn?t look back. She did. A lot. From playing ?spot the religious billboard? on the drive to rural Virginia, to adapting to a world without Starbucks, to planning bright-orange hunter-resistant wardrobes for the kids (?We moved here to get away from the madness of Manhattan only to risk getting popped on our own property?), this is her hilarious account of how a city girl came to love?or at least tolerate?country life.

Confessions of a Godly Woman

Confessions of a Godly Woman
Author: Barbara Geer
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN: 1490854509
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Godly Woman Book Excerpt:

This book of Bible studies can be a benefit if you study it by yourself; however, you will also be blessed if you study with a few friends and share thoughts and experiences as you study God's Word. Be sure to always include a time of prayer when you get together with your sisters. In this way, you are inviting Jesus into the group and building unity. These studies are designed to help you grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ, using different areas such as confidence, self-esteem, faith, grace, and friendship with your sisters in Christ. My hope and prayer is that you use this book of studies to draw closer to the One who redeemed you to walk in victory and that you don't just know Him in your head, but in your heart as well. Living on planet Earth is all about preparation for Heaven. You will be blessed when you journey through this short earthly life with sisters!

Falling For Danger Capital Confessions 3

Falling For Danger  Capital Confessions 3
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1472229800
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling For Danger Capital Confessions 3 Book Excerpt:

From the author of Next Year In Havana, a Reese Witherspoon's Book Club pick! Calling fans of Scandal, House of Cards, Kristen Proby and Lauren Layne - prepare to be addicted to the Capital Confessions world of love stories, seduction, secrets and lies... Welcome to Washington, D.C., city of scandal, where no secret stays hidden for long... Four years ago Kate Reynolds' fiancé died on a Special Forces mission in Afghanistan. Ever since she's been consumed with uncovering the truth, vowing to prove his death was no accident. The daughter of a notoriously high-profile senator, her new job as a CIA political analyst is a dream come true, and the chance to avenge the man she loved and lost. Soon Kate's on the brink of discovering what happened that fateful night. Her own life is now in danger and she's stunned by the man who comes to her rescue. Together they must fight to stay alive as they're dragged into a corrupt world of secrets and lies. When the threat hits terrifyingly close to home, will Kate choose vengeance, or the man who has ignited a fire inside her she thought would never burn again? Want more sizzling chemistry and scandalous action? Don't miss Books One and Two in the Capital Confessions series, Flirting With Scandal and Playing With Trouble.

Confessions of a Good Girl

Confessions of a Good Girl
Author: Andrea McLean
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 0283071605
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Good Girl Book Excerpt:

From GMTV weathergirl to Loose Women anchor, Andrea McLean has become one of our most-loved TV presenters. But for years her famous smile has been concealing some devastating secrets. With heartbreaking honesty she opens up about the end of her first marriage and how, on the edge of a breakdown, she found herself juggling her demanding career with raising her son alone. When her second marriage also fell apart - in the glare of the media spotlight - it seemed her life had really hit rock bottom. In her fully updated autobiography, Andrea writes movingly about her joys and sorrows, and about coming to terms with being a single mum again. She describes how she learns that messing up doesn't mean you're wicked - just human. And she takes us behind the scenes at GMTV, Dancing on Ice and Loose Women to reveal that television can be a treacherous place for a good girl!

Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl

Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl
Author: Joya Goffney
Publsiher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1471411125
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl Book Excerpt:

The hotly anticipated second book from Joya Goffney, author of the 2021 YA romcom Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry. Monique lives a perfect life - a preacher's daughter and the girlfriend of the town's golden boy. But it's not that simple. She's torn between her parents who want the pure virginal daughter, and her boyfriend, Dom, who wants to explore the more intimate side of their relationship. Tired of waiting, her boyfriend breaks up with her, spurring Monique to discover she has a medical condition that makes her far from perfect and she concocts a plan to fix her body and win him back. With the help of her frenemy, Sasha, the overly zealous church girl Monique's mum pushes her to hang out with, and Reggie, the town's bad boy, Monique must go on trips to unknown and uncomfortable places to find the treatment that will help her. But in doing so, she must face some home truths: maybe she shouldn't be fixing her body to please a boy, maybe Sasha is the friend she needed all along and maybe Reggie isn't so bad at all. This is a powerful journey towards loving yourself, about body and sex positivity, with heart, humour, family intrigue and a dynamic and delicious love triangle. Contains explicit references to sex and sexual health.

Confessions of a Literary Archaeologist

Confessions of a Literary Archaeologist
Author: Carlton Lake
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780811217781
Category: Arts, French
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Literary Archaeologist Book Excerpt:

Confessions of a Veterinarian from the side of the road

Confessions of a Veterinarian  from the side of the road
Author: Sandy Thomas
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2010-05-10
ISBN: 1450077706
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Veterinarian from the side of the road Book Excerpt:

Join one woman's journey from her humble beginnings to the fulfilling life she always dreamed of as an adoptive mother and veterinarian. Her honest impressions as told through letters, journals, diaries and memoirs will be sure to leave you laughing, crying, empathizing and time traveling. This remarkable tale of desire, spirit, perseverance and culture has some inspiration in it for everyone. It is dedicated to anyone who has a dream, and to all of those who contributed to hers, knowingly or otherwise.

Confessions of a Father

Confessions of a Father
Author: George Gutshall
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN: 1643007963
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of a Father Book Excerpt:

Confessions of a Father, subtitled Living Biblically Balanced in a Cultural World: Sanity in Insanity. This book and the stories I share with you have a meaning and purpose. As the pages unfold, as you see my life, my heart, my journey with Christ, you will see what the Holy Spirit has taught me. You will read how God has worked through my misunderstanding, my false doctrines, and false beliefs. You will read how the Lord has worked through my family, my home, my relationships, and circumstance to lead me into a deeper love of and for Him. You will read how God's Word and His working in my life has led me into an intimate personal relationship with Christ and how God has used His Word to correct my false doctrines, my false beliefs, and my life. To put it very simply, you will read what I have learned. I am a child of God. The One true living God. I am a servant of the Lord and disciple of Jesus Christ. I am empowered by the Holy Spirit to seek out and bring God's meaning and purpose into my life and to bring glory to the One who created me. I am called to strive to live according to God's Word while trying to live in a world powered by false doctrine and false beliefs. He is my sanity in this world of insanity. I want to state that this book is in no way an attempt to authenticate the Scripture. That has already been done many times over by individuals who are far more knowledgeable than I am and who are true Bible theologians. In these pages, I make reference to the Bible and books of the Bible but generally not direct citations. I hope and I pray that will encourage you to read the Bible for yourself, not just parts, but the whole Bible. I say this, I hope this and I pray this because I know that if you do, you will find what I have found. If we take the cultural glasses off and try to see the world through Christ and live according to God's Word, then we will know sanity in insanity-we will know Christ Jesus. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it" (John 1:1-5).