Love Illuminated

Love Illuminated
Author: Daniel Jones
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 0062211188
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Illuminated Book Excerpt:

From the editor of the New York Times' popular "Modern Love" column, the story of love from beginning to end (or not). Love. We want it. We need it. We pay it homage with songs and poems and great works of art. And when we lose it, there's no pain as intense or excruciating. For centuries we've been trying to figure it out, control it, or just get better at it. As the editor of a column about love for the New York Times, Daniel Jones reads thousands of stories about people's intimate relationships—the ones that soar, crash, or hum along, from the bizarre to the supposedly “normal.” It's possible that he's read more true love stories than anyone on earth. In Love Illuminated, he teases apart this mystifying emotion that thrills, crushes, and sustains. Drawing from the 50,000 stories that have crossed his desk over the past decade, Jones explores ten aspects of love—pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, trust, practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom—and creates a lively, funny and enlightening journey through this universal human experience that jangles the head and stirs the heart.

Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories
Author: Daniel Jones,Miya Lee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN: 1648290132
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tiny Love Stories Book Excerpt:

An illustrated collection of 175 mini love stories from the New York Times’s Tiny Love Stories column, by the editors of Modern Love.

Love in America

Love in America
Author: Lawrence R. Samuel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 1476638071
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love in America Book Excerpt:

 Widely considered the most complex of human emotions, romantic love both shapes and reflects core societal values, its expression offering a window into the cultural zeitgeist. In popular culture, romantic love has long been a mainstay of film, television and music. The gap between fictitious narratives of love and real-life ones is, however, usually wide--American's expectations of romance and affection often transcend reality. Tracing the history of love in American culture, this book offers insight into both the national character and emotional nature.

Txt Me

Txt Me
Author: B. Bonin Bough
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 1942952368
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Txt Me Book Excerpt:

What's bigger than the internet? Putting it in every pocket, and in every purse. This changes everything, in ways we are only beginning to understand. Mobile devices have become staples of daily life, and our nonstop use of them has changed society . . . forever. In Txt Me, B. Bonin Bough, one of the world's leaders in digital marketing, explores the exciting impact and future implications of mobile devices and digital communication on individuals, companies, and society. Including insights from the minds behind Coca-Cola, Conde Nast, NASCAR, and Twitter, Bough breaks down the often counterintuitive ways mobile devices and digital data are reshaping the way we experience, consume, and think, including: Why consumers now have more control of their shopping and spending How mobile phones have actually "rescued" language Why parents—not kids—should put down their phones How our relationship with politicians has evolved—and improved Why cell phones have improved our interaction with our surroundings—not hindered it How mobile devices are enabling us to better monitor, and enhance, our personal health Txt Me is a fascinating, funny, entertaining exploration of how our mobile society is changing the way we are behaving, reacting, thinking, learning, parenting, dating, having sex, eating, worshiping, exercising, and buying. It will challenge, surprise, provoke, and inspire you. Yes, the number on the cover is real. Text B. Bonin Bough at (646-759-1837) with your answers to any of the questions called out throughout the book. He will text back with his thoughts. Just remember to include the hashtag of the question you're answering in each text! Participating in the Txt Me experience may unlock exclusive deals and special offers. As your contribution is most important, please keep in mind that standard carrier rates regarding SMS or data may apply, and you can opt out whenever you wish by texting "Stop."

Modern Love

Modern Love
Author: Daniel Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-17
ISBN: 1472270347
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Love Book Excerpt:

A joyful collection of the most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the New York Times 'Modern Love' column, featuring stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery. A young woman goes through the five stages of ghosting grief. A man's promising fourth date ends in the emergency room. A female lawyer with bipolar disorder experiences the highs and lows of dating. A widower hesitates about introducing his children to his new girlfriend. A divorcée in her seventies looks back at the beauty and rubble of past relationships. These are just a few of the people who tell their stories in Modern Love featuring dozens of the most memorable essays to run in the New York Times "Modern Love" column since its debut in 2004. Some of the stories are unconventional, while others hit close to home. Some reveal the way technology has changed dating forever; others explore the timeless struggles experienced by anyone who has ever searched for love. But all of the stories are, above everything else, honest. Together, they tell the larger story of how relationships begin, often fail, and-when we're lucky-endure. This is the perfect book for anyone who's loved, lost, stalked an ex on social media, or pined for true romance: in other words, anyone interested in the endlessly complicated workings of the human heart.

Modern Love Revised and Updated

Modern Love  Revised and Updated
Author: Daniel Jones
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 0593137051
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Love Revised and Updated Book Excerpt:

The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the past fifteen years of the New York Times “Modern Love” column—including stories from the anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery A young woman goes through the five stages of ghosting grief. A man’s promising fourth date ends in the emergency room. A female lawyer with bipolar disorder experiences the highs and lows of dating. A widower hesitates about introducing his children to his new girlfriend. A divorcée in her seventies looks back at the beauty and rubble of past relationships. These are just a few of the people who tell their stories in Modern Love, Revised and Updated, featuring dozens of the most memorable essays to run in The New York Times “Modern Love” column since its debut in 2004. Some of the stories are unconventional, while others hit close to home. Some reveal the way technology has changed dating forever; others explore the timeless struggles experienced by anyone who has ever searched for love. But all of the stories are, above everything else, honest. Together, they tell the larger story of how relationships begin, often fail, and—when we’re lucky—endure. Edited by longtime “Modern Love” editor Daniel Jones and featuring a diverse selection of contributors, this is the perfect book for anyone who’s loved, lost, stalked an ex on social media, or pined for true romance: In other words, anyone interested in the endlessly complicated workings of the human heart. Featuring essays by: Veronica Chambers • Terri Cheney • Deborah Copaken • Trey Ellis • Jean Hanff Korelitz • Ann Hood • Mindy Hung • Amy Krouse Rosenthal • Ann Leary • Andrew Rannells • Larry Smith • Ayelet Waldman • and more!

Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Author: Aziz Ansari
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 0241211921
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Romance Book Excerpt:

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's most popular and sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. "Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?" "Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!" "My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who's Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?" But the transformation of our romantic lives can't be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighbourhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but forModern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analysed behavioural data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world's leading social scientists, including Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humour book we've seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humour with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

Pieces of the Puzzle Volume 1 Psychic Phenomena

Pieces of the Puzzle  Volume 1    Psychic Phenomena
Author: Trinda Latherow
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN: 0978789814
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pieces of the Puzzle Volume 1 Psychic Phenomena Book Excerpt:

Pieces of the Puzzle: A quest for the truths to our existence. One title, four volumes, and countless stories that tell of both the mysterious and miraculous aspects to our world and us. An epic adventure for the soul. Volume 1 - Psychic Phenomena: Recognizing the once unseen world around us.

Moving to Goa

Moving to Goa
Author: Katarina Kakar
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-12-15
ISBN: 9351185710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving to Goa Book Excerpt:

Many people dream of escaping the stresses and strains of urban life and moving to Goa. Katharina Kakar and her husband, the psychoanalyst and writer Sudhir Kakar, followed their dream and boldly took that plunge— buying a charming old house in a tranquil south Goa village, where they hoped to find a whole new way of living and working. Ten years later, they are still there, living the idyll—and the reality—of life in Goa. So which is the real Goa? Is it all about sun and sand, beaches and bikinis, feni and vindaloo? This book captures the allure of all these, as well as the festivals and rituals that punctuate the rhythm of village life. It portrays fascinating local characters, ranging from ageing hippies, beach boys and elusive workmen to the aristocratic residents of Goa’s grand old mansions. But it also reveals lesser-known aspects of Goa: the hidden—often shocking—histories of its colonial past; and the debates and fissures that engage and divide Goan society today. In part personal memoir and travelogue, in part an insightful look at Goan history and society, this book portrays Goa with all its paradoxes and problems, its seductive pleasures and, above all, its unique and enduring charm.

The Athenaeum

   The    Athenaeum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 996
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Athenaeum Book Excerpt:

Gaming Matters

Gaming Matters
Author: Judd Ethan Ruggill,Ken S. McAllister
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2011-05-11
ISBN: 0817317376
Category: Games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaming Matters Book Excerpt:

Explores the essence of video games, delineating the fundamental characteristics of the medium. Co-written by the author of Game Work.

The Written Dead

The Written Dead
Author: Kyle William Bishop,Angela Tenga
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 1476629684
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Written Dead Book Excerpt:

From Victor Halperin’s White Zombie (1932) to George A. Romero’s landmark Night of the Living Dead (1968) and AMC’s hugely successful The Walking Dead (2010–), zombie mythology has become an integral part of popular culture. In a reversal of the typical pattern of adaptation, the zombie developed onscreen before appearing in short stories and comic books during the 20th century, and more recently as subjects of more traditional novels. This collection of new essays examines some of the most influential and inventive zombie literature, from the early stories to the most recent narratives, including some told from a zombie perspective.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children s Literature Dubo Lowr

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children s Literature  Dubo Lowr
Author: Jack Zipes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children s Literature Dubo Lowr Book Excerpt:

Provides information on notable writers, illustrators, publishers, librarians, educators, and developments in the field of children's literature throughout the world, from the medieval period to the twenty-first century.

The Hidden History of Christianity in Asia

The Hidden History of Christianity in Asia
Author: John C. England
Publsiher: ISPCK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9788172142421
Category: Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden History of Christianity in Asia Book Excerpt:

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 992
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Athenaeum Book Excerpt:

Culture and Values A Survey of the Humanities Volume II

Culture and Values  A Survey of the Humanities  Volume II
Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham,John J. Reich,Lois Fichner-Rathus
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1337514934
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Values A Survey of the Humanities Volume II Book Excerpt:

The ninth edition of CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE HUMANITIES introduces students to the history of humankind through the lens of the humanities -- language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion -- from the dawn of civilization to the contemporary world. CULTURE AND VALUES encourages students to place their own backgrounds and beliefs in context and consider how understanding both their own and other heritages contributes to becoming a citizen of the world in the 21st century. Coauthor Lois Fichner-Rathus continues to bring her pedagogical expertise, clear conversational style, and love of teaching to this beautifully written and illustrated book. New and revised features encourage students to draw comparisons and connections as well as engage their critical thinking skills. Chapter previews, timelines, glossaries, and “Big Picture” reviews provide consistent pedagogical support throughout the text to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Love Cures

Love Cures
Author: Laine E. Doggett
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780271035307
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Cures Book Excerpt:

"Examines literary portrayals of women who practice healing and love magic, and argues that these figures were modeled on informally trained practitioners common in the magico-medical paradigm of the high Middle Ages, and were well-respected and successful"--Provided by publisher.

Intuitive Adventures Beyond the Camera Lens

Intuitive Adventures Beyond the Camera Lens
Author: Diane E. Zander
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN: 1452540683
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intuitive Adventures Beyond the Camera Lens Book Excerpt:

Intuitive Adventures beyond the Camera Lens chronicles the inspiring life of Diane E. Zander while presenting her photographs of mysterious light phenomena, including the remarkable Cross of Light (pictured) with its transformative and healing energy. Sharing her quest for spiritual fulfillment through poignant worldwide adventures and the photographic capture of the incredible PEP (Photographic Energy Phenomena), every chapter invites the reader to explore more of Ms. Zanders heartfelt, mystical life journey. From encounters with dolphins and whales to spine-tingling experiences with pit vipers in the depths of the Peruvian jungle, Dianes use of her sixth sense and intuitive awareness of Gods guidance both inspires and comforts. Offering tools to the reader for experiencing the same tangible light, peace, and contentment described in these pages, through personal life lessons, Ms. Zander clearly reveals how we are never alone. Let love lead the way. The PEP revealed in this book provides startling examples of the many expressions of this truth. Intuitive Adventures beyond the Camera Lens will spur your imagination and expand your awareness. Dianes roller-coaster travels and mystifying photographs guide the soul searching for union with divine love.

A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination

A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination
Author: Kris Saknussemm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 100053832X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination Book Excerpt:

Teaching creative writing for the multicultural, global, and digital generation, this volume offers a fresh approach for enhancing core writing skills in the major forms of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Drama. A Guide to Creative Writing and the Imagination aims to provide students with organic, active learning through imitation and examples which not only emphasize writing and reading but look to other art forms for inspiration. This volume’s key features include: • Strengthening key underlying capabilities of what we mean by imagination: physical and mental alertness, clarity of perception, listening skills, attention to detail, sustained concentration, lateral thinking, and enhanced memory. • Taking direction from other art forms such as African American musical improvisation, Brancusi’s sculptural idea of “finding form,” key ideas from drawing such as foreground, background, and negative space—and some of the great lessons learned from National Geographic photography. • Incorporating techniques drawn from unusual sources such as advertising, military intelligence, ESL, working with the blind, stage magic, and oral traditions of remote indigenous cultures in Oceania and Africa. The work is intended for a global English market as a core or supplementary text at the undergraduate level and as a supporting frame at the M.F.A. level.

A Companion to American Literature and Culture

A Companion to American Literature and Culture
Author: Paul Lauter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN: 1119685656
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to American Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more Demonstrates that American literature was multicultural before Europeans arrived on the continent, and even more so thereafter Offers three distinct paradigms for thinking about American literature, focusing on: genealogies of American literary study; writers and issues; and contemporary theories and practices Enables students and researchers to generate richer, more varied and more comprehensive readings of American literature