Description : Having so many choices, Caitlin Flanagan maintains, has torn women away from what many of them want most: to raise a family and run a household. It's a nearly heretical statement today, and, like so many of the fresh ideas put forth in Flanagan's hilarious, entertaining, and provocative book, it might make some readers angry but it will also make them think.
Description : Caitlin Flanagan, a hilarious and provocative social critic, compares the rituals and experiences that shaped the fifties housewife with those that have forged the modern woman and arrives at some surprising conclusions. In her signature prose - brightly funny and brutally honest - Flanagan examines everything from the contemporary white-wedding craze to the epidemic of undersexed marriages. Whether she is reporting on the mommy wars, the anti-clutter movement, America's new nanny culture or the sexless long-term marriage, her book reveals both the high cost women pay for devoting themselves to the people they love and also the matchless rewards that come from that sacrifice. 'Those repressed and much pitted 1950s wives -their sexless college years! Their boorish husbands, who couldn't locate the clitoris with a flashlight and a copy of Gray's Anatomy! - were apparently getting a lot more action than many of today's most liberated and sexually experienced married women'
Description : Rex Knowland’s life in 1970s Sydney, Australia, might at fi rst sound appealing: He was a boxer, biker, and footballer who spent his time taking drugs, having sex and lots of fun. But after traveling the hippie trail throughout Asia, he ended up a heroin addict, which led him constantly needing his next fi x. At times, he even contemplated robbery to get money to fund his addiction. He finally got clean after entering rehabilitation with the Salvation Army. In this cautionary tale, he outlines what led him down the path to addiction and how he beat the odds by living a successful second life as a high school teacher, rehabilitation centre director and a thirty three year career in the NSW Public Service. Whether you’re battling an addiction or trying to help a loved one find a path that leads out of the darkness, you’ll be inspired by the candid tale of recovery, redemption, and success in To Hell with Smack. Rex provides and insight into what it takes to achieve long term recovery from addiction.
Description : In a world ravaged by international terrorism, a radical solution may be the only answer. Join Captain Liam O’Grady aboard the Belfast Star, the world’s most technologically advanced ship, as he and his crew set out on a mission with that will keep you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. When the Board of Directors of the Bermuda Star Line approach their new general manager about a top-secret, internationally-backed scheme to strike back at world terrorism networks, Captain O’Grady, the outspoken seaman and poet, is the obvious choice to lead a team of experienced seamen, naval officers, and technology wizards on an adventure that will send them around the world and back again.
Description : "You like to sin, Kate?" When Boston interior designer Kate Markham meets real estate mogul Owen Glendower at a dinner party, sparks fly. Not only is Owen GQ-cover, drop-dead sexy and filthy rich, he has a maddeningly seductive way of knowing intimate details about her. Details that send heat rushing to her cheeks not to mention certain other parts of her body. Swept deliciously off her feet, Kate lets herself fall into a breathtakingly sensual journey she hopes will never end, even when Owen reveals his little secret: he happens to be Hades, ruler of the underworld and the devil himself! Caught in the fiery-sweet grip of a desire so consuming, Kate must choose between her business, her family, her life on Earth, and spending eternity in Hell with Owen. Then, out of the blue, family tragedy strikes, shaking her out of a rapturous trance to face the decision of a lifetime. Will she spend eternity with this devil of her dreams or follow her conscience back to earthly reality? Sherri Browning Erwin is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She lives with her family in Needham, Massachusetts. "Wickedly entertaining! Sinfully sexy! Sherri Erwin's razor-sharp wit will make you laugh out loud." --Virginia Henley, author of Notorious and Infamous
Description : Herbert Read was a maverick character in the cultural life of the twentieth century. A radical leader of the avant garde in the 1930s, and an anarchist revolutionary during the war years, by the time of his death in 1968 he had become a key figure at the heart of the British cultural establishment. To Hell with Culture offers readers an ideal overview of the ideas that marked out this seminal and hugely influential thinker. It is a controversial work that engages the reader in a wide range of topics, from revolutionary art to pornography. Adept at challenging assumptions and penetrating to the heart of any issue, Read's deft prose encourages the reader to think critically, to question and to subvert the voice of authority, of whatever political or cultural creed. Only through such a critical evaluation of culture, Read believes, can one appreciate the art that arises from the 'unpolitical manifestation of the human spirit'. At a time when authority and value are questionable terms, and when culture itself is a contested concept, Read's is both a challenging and an enlightening voice.
Description : The Drood matriarch is dead, and Shaman Bond is home to figure out whodunit. But he'd better act fast if he wants to take them down. It's no walk in the park being a Drood. The family that has protected humanity from the things that go bump in the night for centuries but they aren't much liked, not by the monsters they vanished - not that that's surprising - nor the ungrateful humans they saved. They don't even always like each other. Now the Drood Matriarch is dead, and it's up to Eddie, aka Shaman Bond, acting head of the family, to figure out whodunit. Unpopular opinion is divided: it was either Eddie's best girl, Molly, or Eddie himself. And Eddie knows he didn't do it. From Hell with Love is the fourth title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
Description : An expos of satanic ritual abuse and mind programming in America today, this work is a true story of a tormented young woman raised by a family of devil worshippers. The book is a testimony to the miraculous power of Christ over the demonic forces of hell trying to keep her enslaved to her past.
Description : Young love is a myth. It's something we're conditioned to expect by movies and stories. It's something we all wanted but could never find. And even when we get older and know the truth, we still wish, just a little, that we had it. When two young cousins find themselves bored to tears at a family funeral, they find another cousin willing to tell them a little story about his young love: how a simple Valentine's Day gift from a mini-mart became one of the best he'd ever given. It's a fine story on its own, but as the girls dig deeper, they find themselves enveloped in a longer saga, told one story at a time. One about the difference between a crush and love. One that challenges their notions of fate and perfection. One about how our own worst enemies can be ourselves, and how in the end, we're all just a little messed up.