Kissing Sweet and A Day for Surprises

Kissing Sweet  and A Day for Surprises
Author: John Guare
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1971
ISBN: 9780822202769
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kissing Sweet and A Day for Surprises Book Excerpt:

THE STORIES: KISSING SWEET. First presented on New York's Channel 13 (Educational Television) as part of FOUL!, a special program on pollution and conservation, this madcap spoof of TV advertising has been specially adapted and expanded by the auth

On Sunset Boulevard

On Sunset Boulevard
Author: Ed Sikov
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 675
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN: 1496812654
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Sunset Boulevard Book Excerpt:

On Sunset Boulevard, originally published in 1998, describes the life of acclaimed filmmaker Billy Wilder (1906-2002), director of such classics as Sunset Boulevard, The Lost Weekend, The Seven Year Itch, and Sabrina. This definitive biography takes the reader on a fast-paced journey from Billy Wilder's birth outside of Krakow in 1906 to Vienna, where he grew up, to Berlin, where he moved as a young man while establishing himself as a journalist and screenwriter, and triumphantly to Hollywood, where he became as successful a director as there ever was. Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment"Wilder's cinematic legacy is unparalleled. Not only did he direct these classics and twenty-one other films, he co-wrote all of his own screenplays. Volatile, cynical, hilarious, and driven, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who spoke no English. Ten years later he was calling his own shots, and he stayed on top of the game for the next three decades. Wilder battled with Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, and Peter Sellers; kept close friendships with William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, and Walter Matthau; amassed a personal fortune by way of blockbuster films and shrewd investments in art (including Picassos, Klees, and Mir's); and won Oscars--yet Wilder, ever conscious of his thick accent, always felt the sting of being an outsider. On Sunset Boulevard traces the course of a turbulent but fabulous life, both behind the scenes and on the scene, from Viennese cafes and Berlin dance halls in the twenties to the Hollywood soundstages of the forties and the on-location shoots of the fifties and sixties. Crammed with Wilder's own caustic wit, On Sunset Boulevard reels out the story of one of cinema's most brilliant and prolific talents.

The Ladies Room

The Ladies  Room
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publsiher: Montlake Romance
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780803476028
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ladies Room Book Excerpt:

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home. She doesn't really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks. Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That's fine with Billy Lee, because he's been in love with Trudy since before they started school. And just spending time with her is something he'd never ever allowed himself to dream about. A beautiful home rises up from the old house on Broadway, and right along with it rises up a relationship. But is Trudy too scarred from what she heard in the ladies' room to see a lovely future with Billy Lee?

Alice in Jeopardy

Alice in Jeopardy
Author: Ed McBain
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN: 1471914682
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice in Jeopardy Book Excerpt:

Superbly gripping plot-twister of a novel from the crime master himself, Ed McBain. 'He's right at the top of the premier league of crime fiction' DAILY MIRROR Alice is a recently widowed young woman living in Florida with her two small children. Utterly devastated by her late husband's death in a boating accident, she is struggling to re-build her life. And as if life can't get any worse, her children are kidnapped. Surrounded by police fighting inter-departmental battles, Alice ultimately has to resort to finding and saving her children herself. ALICE IN JEOPARDY is a truly gripping book, absolutely jam-packed with twists and turns, culminating in a totally unexpected ending.

Life Is A Journey Worth Fighting For

Life Is   A Journey Worth Fighting For
Author: Sofia Villarreal
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN: 1642588377
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Is A Journey Worth Fighting For Book Excerpt:

Life Is . . . A Journey Worth Fighting For Everyone has a story to tell. Whether we are young or old, our story began the moment we took our first breath. Every one of us chooses the life that we want to live and the story that we want to leave behind the moment we take our last breath. The story of our life is what we make it as we live and learn each day. Life is a journey of personal growth and learning experiences. It is about lessons learned and actions taken to improve the quality of life. This book will take you through a teenage girl's journey through life. Her struggles continued after she dropped out of school, got married at the age of fifteen going on sixteen, and becoming a young teenage mother who managed to finish high school and ultimately obtain a PhD. Both she and her husband were also struck with cancer, but no matter what obstacles came her way, she continued to trust in God and kept moving forward with many dreams for her future. Some facets of life such as life is an opportunity, beauty, a dream, a game, a promise, sorrow, a song, a struggle, a tragedy, an adventure, luck, too precious, life is life, fight for it are words that spoke to her as she came across a poem that inspired her to write this book. She immediately began reflecting on her life and making connections to the words and her interpretation of the message in the poem. A feeling overcame her as if the poem was telling her life story. She experienced the facets of life stated above at different stages in her life and in different situations. As a result, she came to the conclusion that life is a journey worth fighting for. Life is not perfect, and people should not pretend that it is. Some have to work harder than others in order to facilitate their journey through life. Challenges such as bullying, growing pains, dropping out of school, dealing with a failed relationship or marriage, loss of income or job, job reassignment, drug abuse, alcoholism, getting older, and disease are just a few of the struggles that we may experience at different points in life. At times, we may have to put up a good fight and not give up by overcoming obstacles that may interfere with the quality of life, the life God wants for us that will ultimately lead us to eternal life. No matter what age one may be or what obstacles come our way, we should never stop dreaming.

Apples and Cinnamon

Apples and Cinnamon
Author: Stacy Johnson
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN: 1098090160
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apples and Cinnamon Book Excerpt:

Drawn into her father's lie, Cynthia "Cinnamon" Harrelson struggles to forgive her father when she learns of his past indiscretion and deceptive behavior. When discovering the truth of her mother's death, she pushes everyone away that loves and cares for her, including her best friend, Myles Beyers. With a shattered image of her father, she seeks counseling to help her come to terms with the ugly truth about the man she idolized. The painful journey toward forgiveness and acceptance could only be realized once she allowed herself to pull on her relationship with God. Apples and Cinnamon, filled with richly drawn characters, delves into the concept of forgiveness when tragedy strikes at the hands of another. The characters in this fictional story all experience something that will cause the reader to consider their own situation and put forth the question, "Would I be able to forgive?"

Here Be Monsters

Here Be Monsters
Author: Anthony Price
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 1471900029
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here Be Monsters Book Excerpt:

By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to Glory When ex-Major Ed Parker of the US Army is pushed over a cliff at Pointe du Hoc following the D-Day anniversary, a crisis is sparked off in British Intelligence. The cream of the Secret Service gather: Dr Audley, Oliver St John Latimer, Commander Cable, Dr Paul Mitchell. But none will take on the case. Why is the investigation left to inexperienced Elizabeth Loftus? Is there any truth in the old rumour that Parker was a KGB double agent? Elizabeth must ponder these and many other questions as she prises the lid off a can of worms forty years old - and suspicion begins to fall on her most respected colleagues.

When My Love Returns from the Ladies Room Will I be Too Old to Care

When My Love Returns from the Ladies Room  Will I be Too Old to Care
Author: Lewis Grizzard
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780394564180
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When My Love Returns from the Ladies Room Will I be Too Old to Care Book Excerpt:

A collection of humorous columns discusses New York, actresses, shopping, and other subjects

Four to Score

Four to Score
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1429971193
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four to Score Book Excerpt:

A Featured Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Main Selection of the Mystery Guild Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of One for the Money, Two for the Dough, and Three to Get Deadly, scores big with Four to Score, her most thrilling Stephanie Plum adventure yet. Working for her bail bondsman cousin Vinnie, Stephanie is hot on the trail of revenge-seeking waitress Maxine Nowicki, whose crimes include bail jumping, theft, and extortion. Someone is terrifying Maxine's friends, and those who have seen her are turning up dead. Also on the hunt for Maxine is Joyce Barnhardt, Stephanie's archenemy and rival bounty hunter. Stephanie's attitude never wavers-- even when aided by crazy Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker and wannabe bounty hunter Lula, and transvestite rock musician Sally Sweet-- and even when Stephanie makes an enemy whose deadly tactics escalate from threatening messages to firebombs. All of this pales in comparison, though, with an even greater danger Stephanie faces, when, homeless and broke, she and her hamster Rex move in with a vice cop Joe Morelli. RATED PG35 for licentious wit and libidinous cohabitation.

Precinct

Precinct
Author: Michael Grant
Publsiher: Michael Grant
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2012-09-29
ISBN: 1301323160
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precinct Book Excerpt:

Captain Richard Leland is a rising star in the NYPD. Young, bright, and super ambitious, his goal is to be the police commissioner by the time he’s forty. He’s right on track, but then department politics rears its ugly head. All his carefully laid plans are suddenly thrown into jeopardy when his boss, Chief of Department Charles Drum, decides his young protégé needs more patrol experience—something that Leland has been avoiding at all costs because he knows that almost anything that goes wrong in a precinct could derail his promising career. To his horror, Leland is transferred to the notorious Bronx precinct that cops call “Fort Frenzy.” With good reason, a wary Leland views his precinct assignment as a career minefield that at any moment could blow his hopes and expectations all to hell. His new boss, Assistant Chief Lucian Hightower, is an archenemy of Chief Drum and he’s not at all happy to see this “headquarters groupie” in his borough. Another major flashpoint for Leland is Kawasi Munyika, a loudmouthed political activist who is waiting for that one “cause” that will propel him into national prominence. Then, there’s the “Poet Bandit,” a psycho whose robbery notes contain poems, and the “Midnight Mangias,” a couple who break into restaurants and cook their own meals. If that isn’t enough, Leland is forced to contend with angry cops, whacko cops, a radio car romance, a “cop fighter” bar that needs to be closed, and a beautiful, if contentious, community organizer who is a thorn in his side. Or is she? Finally, it all comes to a head. Kawasi Munyika finds his “cause”—the boycott of a Korean grocery store. And Richard Leland is faced with his own personal Armageddon: Will he protect his career or will he do the right thing? This book, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, offers the reader an insider’s unique view of the life of a precinct commanding officer and what goes on behind the walls of a NYPD precinct.

Stranger Than Truth

Stranger Than Truth
Author: Vera Caspary
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-14
ISBN: 1471918793
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stranger Than Truth Book Excerpt:

John Ansell, the new editor of Truth and Crime magazine, takes his appointment, and the title of the magazine, at face value. Until his boss, President of Barclay-Truth Inc., Noble Barclay, rejects his 'Unsolved Mystery of the Month' article, an investigation into the death of Warren G. Wilson, household name in correspondence courses, who was found dead in his hotel room with a bullet in his back. Noble Barclay, it turns out, is anything but noble, and a dangerous man to boot. But how will his employee face the dilemma of exposing the father of the woman he loves? And at what cost?

Rubber Balls and Liquor

Rubber Balls and Liquor
Author: Gilbert Gottfried
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-26
ISBN: 9781429978569
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rubber Balls and Liquor Book Excerpt:

Nobody ever reads this part of the book. Somebody at the publishing house explained to me that it's actually called the book flap. That sounded dirty, so I giggled for three hours. But it says in my contract that I have to write something over here in this tiny space, even though I don't think anyone will notice. Some people might open up to the middle of the book and start flipping through pages, but nobody will read this part. In fact, I'll bet anything that you're not reading this part now. And if it turns out that you are . . . well, the guy in the bookstore is probably staring at you, saying, "Stop reading that book!" I guess there's a reason bookstores are going out of business, left and right. Cheap fucks like you think it's okay to stand in the aisles and read to your heart's content. So for the sake of bookstores everywhere, buy this fucking book. I myself don't care. I only care about the poor working man. Oh, and the sanctity of the written word. I care about that, too. And in my case, those written words, of course, include fuck, dick, and pussy.

Speak

Speak
Author: Sally Lou Oaks Loveman
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN: 1982239549
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Book Excerpt:

Our stories are what connect us.When we share our stories we connect with each other and we become better humans. S P E A K is a love letter to my story and everyone in it, as well as an invitation to speak your own story. I believe in letting our love speak by loving our story like it's our job and sharing our story with others. When we love our story we remove fear from speaking in public, we engage our audience more easily, we speak from our heart, we are a little unexpected, and we help others heal. Let's speak, speak up, speak our story, speak our truth and live a life where love always speaks.

Ghosts of St Augustine

Ghosts of St  Augustine
Author: Tom Lapham
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN: 1561646393
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts of St Augustine Book Excerpt:

Ghosts. Unearthly presences. Things that go bump in the night. St. Augustine, America's oldest city, has them all. The unique and often turbulent history of the Ancient City has spawned more than four hundred years' worth of shadowy figures of the dark hours. Come walk through misty, cobblestone streets, down shaded alleys, along the wall of the old stone fort. Smell the smoke of ancient fires, the musty corners of old houses, the garlic and olive oil of Majorcan kitchens. Listen to the tinkling of wine glasses long shattered, the strum of Spanish guitars long broken, and the laughter of a dozen foreign tongues long dead. Awaken to the midnight howling of the city's prowling cats; seek sleep between nightmares lulled by the lapping waters of the Matanzas Bay—named for the massacre of the French Huguenots by the Spanish here in 1565. Author Dave Lapham has collected twenty-four stories from St. Augustine's rich oral history into a light, yet sometimes hair-raising peek at the spooky side of the Oldest City.

We Were Warriors Once

We Were Warriors Once
Author: Jeffrey M. Freeman
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN: 1453537414
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were Warriors Once Book Excerpt:

We Were Warriors Once is a military-political suspense novel. It chronicles the careers of four officers from the 1960s to the 1990s. Military promotions are based on an up-or-out systemyou either progress within specified time frames or you get left behind. Many officers who retire from their military careers at the Pentagon go through the revolving door and return in short order either as defense contract employees or civil servants. Not infrequently, they return to the same office where they worked before retiring. The same holds true for many political appointees. Men who once worked in Washington go off for a period to high-level assignments with defense contractors and return to influential positions in government. These revolving doors can sometimes have unintended negative consequences. President, and former five-star general, Dwight D. Eisenhowers warning against the power of the military-industrial complex is well known. However, that complex is actually tri-foldmilitary, industrial, and political. We Were Warriors Once incorporates revised editions of two previously published novels, Duty and Character and Wrong Enemy, Wrong War, with entirely new material that plumbs deeper into the defense contractors influence on national defense policies. The officers who wear the uniforms of the United States armed forces are by in large extraordinarily dedicated men and women. But in the profession of war, sometimes even the best are tempted at times to stray from the straight and narrow.

Collected Stories

Collected Stories
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1994-04-17
ISBN: 0811220818
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collected Stories Book Excerpt:

This definitive collection establishes Williams as a major American fiction writer of the twentieth century. Tennessee Williams’ Collected Stories combines the four short-story volumes published during Williams’ lifetime with previously unpublished or uncollected stories. Arranged chronologically, the forty-nine stories, when taken together with the memoir of his father that serves as a preface, not only establish Williams as a major American fiction writer of the twentieth century, but also, in Gore Vidal’s view, constitute the real autobiography of Williams’ "art and inner life."

Princess Charming

Princess Charming
Author: Jane Heller
Publsiher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 168230356X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Princess Charming Book Excerpt:

Three divorced friends—and one killer—set out to sea in the New York Times–bestselling author’s hilarious and “unforgettable” cruise-ship murder mystery (Booklist). Three best friends are on a Caribbean cruise for their latest vacation together. But the trip could be their last—unless they sort out which of the passengers is Mr. Right and which is the hit man hired by one of their ex-husbands . . . Feisty, fast-talking PR executive Elaine Zimmerman needs some persuading by her pals Jackie and Pat to climb aboard the luxury liner—and once she does, her luggage is misplaced and she’s forced to resort to the ship boutique’s tacky version of cruisewear. But Elaine cheers up once she finds herself seated next to Sam Peck. This couldn’t be love at first sight (because she doesn’t believe in love at first sight), or even lust at first sight (because she’s the least lusty person on the planet), but whatever it is, she can’t resist it. She’s on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, and it wouldn’t kill her to fall in love . . . or would it? A glimmer of doubt becomes full-fledged suspicion when Elaine inadvertently learns that somebody’s ex-wife has been marked for murder—and the hired hit man is already on board. Now the ladies have to figure out whose ex is out to deep-six whom . . . From the author of Three Blonde Mice, Princess Charming is a fun-filled mystery and a buoyant tale of friendship and true love—even if the glass slipper is several sizes too small and the prince arrives about ten years late. “Sure to be a big hit with her faithful following.” —Kirkus Reviews

Just Friends

Just Friends
Author: Camilla Isley
Publsiher: Pink Bloom Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 888726919X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Friends Book Excerpt:

CONFESSIONS OF A BANJO PICKER

CONFESSIONS OF A BANJO PICKER
Author: KENNETH CLARKE
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2011-01-05
ISBN: 9781456837433
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CONFESSIONS OF A BANJO PICKER Book Excerpt:

This is the story of a Banjo Picker, who roams the world ‘pickin’, and a-grinnin’, as a way of life. Performing in saloons in Canada, or shooting spaghetti westerns in Italy, to running the Don Ho Show out of Hawaii, to smoking cigars with President Nixon, this guy has done it all. From being invited by Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter for dinner in the Georgia Governors mansion, to a western hoe-down in the East Wing of the White House, to shivering naked in a padded room in an Insane Asylum, or can you believe it, performing on stage with Charley Manson. ‘Confessions of a Banjo Player’ leaves you breathless with disbelief while leaving you to ask, “Can these adventures, and miss-adventures, really happen to an ordinary person”? Yes they can. They did! So climb aboard, this trip should be fun, as well as informative.

Departments of State Justice and Commerce the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1964

Departments of State  Justice  and Commerce  the Judiciary  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1964
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2182
Release: 1964
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Departments of State Justice and Commerce the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1964 Book Excerpt: