Author: Mark Haskell Smith
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-12-03
An accident at the Playboy Mansion sends a critic, Harriet, and a sexy reality TV star, Sepp, off on a sex-fueled road trip through the American southwest in this absurdist satire from the author of Moist and Delicious. Original.
Author: Tom Sellers
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-10-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The story behind life in a world-renown Michelin-starred restaurant. Tom Sellers is a luminary of the British culinary scene. His Restaurant Story opened its doors in April 2013; its innovative literary-inspired menu, taking diners on 'a personal journey through food', has won him huge critical and public acclaim. Story was awarded its first Michelin star just five months after opening. This stunning book will be your chance to enter the visionary mind of one of the most original chefs of our time, and discover the truth behind the tales of his brilliant food.
After working undercover at a slaughterhouse for an exposé on meat processing, Susan Bourette resolved to go completely vegetarian. She lasted approximately five weeks. Dissatisfied with tofu and lentils, Susan began her quest for the perfect meat- one she could enjoy without guilt. With a reporter's eye and a carnivore's appetite, Bourette takes readers behind the bucolic façade of the famous Blue Hill farm; on a long, hot Texas cattle drive, a whale hunt with the Inupiat and a Canadian moose hunt; and behind the counter in a Greenwich Village butcher shop. Humorous yet authoritative, Meat celebrates the pleasure of eating meat, as well as the lives of those who hunt, raise, and cook it-and most important, the rewards of being a compassionate carnivore.
“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”
What has America's War on Terror accomplished? Has it done more harm than good? Part thriller, part dark comedy, Black Site explores these questions in a narrative that unfolds during the years 2000 to 2007. The principal characters in Black Site are Paul Dean, a patriotic mid-level CIA intelligence analyst who is put in charge of a secret prison in Poland, and Laurel Fetzer, a seductive young photographer. Trauma and loss shape their actions, and their individual narratives of self-deception and revenge parallel the national narrative of the War on Terror.
Author: J. G. Knox
Release Date: 2008-01-01
God is Love. Expressed in many ways, a caress, a touch, a spank or the surge of an enema when sick, love cares. This book is about love, the love or a man and woman, a mother and daughter, an aunt and niece, an older and younger sister. Preachy love? No, real down-home loving, the kind most of us grew on and pass to our spouses and down to our children. Love is universal, a part of God, a part of sex, a part of childhood, the fundamental of any faith worth following. What ever life brings, what ever pain, sorrow, joy or bliss, love comes back as the Jonquils come back every spring and waves yellow flowers in icy breezes. If you want to feel love through the mind of a baby, a ten year old, a young or old woman then read When The Jonquils Bloom Again: Book One--- An Enema, A Birthday Spanking, A Love Story..
Author: Corey Ann Haydu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In an instant, Bea felt almost normal with Beck, and as if she could fall in love again, but things change when the psychotherapist who has been helping her deal with past romantic relationships puts her in a group with Beck—a group for teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Funny and quirky, as well as raw and real, Sisters in Spirit (An Old-School Love Story) deals with the spiritual disconnect women sometimes feel toward one another as they struggle to discover who they are and who they are trying to become. Living in a culture where making snap judgments about others is the norm, this story conveys the importance of making certain that the lens you view life through is not one that has been arbitrarily held up to your face, but rather, one that has been calibrated to your soul.
A collection of memorial essays and poignantly signifi cant photos are all that remain of a love story that was never completely fulfi lled. The words written in these pages are reminiscent of a diary’s brief snapshot of a life that cannot be adequately chronicled. The emotions that are intertwined in each vignette hold rare meaning, hard to encapsulate in fi nite words. Abbreviated Love Story is written for anyone that ever wanted to be loved, ever waited for love to fi nd them, and God forbid...ever let life’s circumstances and distractions cause them to miss love. For anyone who wonders if it is worth holding on to a promise of love during the diffi cult seasons, this book is for you too. “The reality of true love is like a precious jewel; it should not be cast aside or overlooked when it is meant to be treasured.”
Author: Jay Kent-Ferraro
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
In compelling prose, readers are drawn into an intimate encounter with the harsh realities of infidelity, of how and why it occurs and led transparently through a pathway of awakening. Decisions are made to change, and recreate, and ultimately a transformation of a broken marraige ending in divorce becomes a new relationship. Readers are inspired with hope and possibility. Life altering truths about love and modern marraige including the gifts and hidden dangers are explored. This is anchored in the compelling story of two people who choose to triumph over their individual and relationship failures. Plus, a step by step guide to dealing with infidelity and restoring a relationship completes this tale of love lost and love restored.
Author: Robert and Theresa Lee
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The despair that befalls a family when one of its own is forever changed by illness or tragedy is an experience we can only hope to escape. A serious accident, stroke, terminal illness, or more can cause stress and sorrow that are often unbearable. But we don’t get to choose from a menu of life lessons. We simply wake up one day to them sitting on our plate. The question then becomes: What do you do? Daybreak jogs, PTA meetings, church choir rehearsals, laughter, and family time—these were the basic ingredients of Robert and Theresa Lee’s life together. Then, at age forty-three, Theresa was diagnosed with ALS. With raw honesty and grace, Robert chronicles the inspiring story of his late wife’s twelve-year dance with the disease, his role as her caregiver, and the highs and lows ALS took their marriage through. A touching memoir filled with moments of lightheartedness, wisdom and simple humanity, readers will be uplifted by this brave couple’s tale of unconditional love and their ultimate message: “You are not alone.” “Life is a never-ending teacher of lessons. The question is, ‘Are we paying attention?’ In 2002, my life, which all along had been filled with many of these blessings-lessons—or blessons as I called them—presented the greatest challenge my family and I would have to face yet.” —Robert Lee, author
We all have just one life. One that may be too short-lived for some, and yet seemingly too long for others. But one that come its end, will undoubtedly abound with tales and truths of things gravely gotten, and people greatly given. This is one such story. Which in truth is probably the same story that’s been told a thousand times before. About things that always have been, and always will. It is a love story. An uninhibited exposition of infinite love that beckons the answers to some of the questions common to us all. And ultimately offers an understanding of a belief, that in the beginning and the end, it is not and is not to be taken, but rather, love is given.
This is a Romeo and Juliet, West Side, love story, set in the South. A story of forbidden love between black and white. In the early 1970s the color of a person's skin was the first and most recognizable physical characteristic of an individual living in the Deep South, and it was understood in the society that black and white did not mix. How this young couple managed to survive the explosive racist emotions of those violent days is a tale that must be told! You cannot miss this! Indeed, these two young people never really expected to live to see this story to conclusion. What is truly amazing is the single fact that they managed to survive. The bullets missed their mark. The knives went awry. And the gangs could not discourage this warrior on a mission of love. It is a critical examination of American life and society in Texas. This is an inspiring tale! This story chronicles the history of how two people in love came to be together and stay together--against all odds. The raw emotions of love are exposed as these two young people journeyed through triumphs and tragedies. There was violent opposition at every turn. It was a test of will and fortitude. It is also a comedy that can only be appreciated now, in this day and age. It's a tale of overcoming the odds and winning. Moreover, we are the richer for it, for now we have this amazing story. This story is truly unbelievable, and yet, it happened.
A widow's recollections of her husband's ten-month battle with cancer describe her profound sense of loss and devastation after his death, her confrontation with anger, and her adjustment to life without him. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.