Divas Uncovered

Author: Michael McAvennie,Mike McAvennie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416513132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 5701

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Some of the most beautiful women in the world of professional wrestling share their thoughts, ambitions, fantasies, and secret passions in a richly illustrated study. 60,000 first printing.

Crazy Is My Superpower

How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules

Author: A.J. Mendez Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0451496663

Category: Women wrestlers

Page: 288

View: 7381

DOWNLOAD NOW »
As AJ's family struggled with drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness, she found escape through comic books and video games. Inspired by tough and unconventional female characters, it wasn't until she discovered pro wrestling that she learned superheroes could be real. AJ trained and sacrificed for years to achieve her dream of wrestling professionally, but faced industry pressure to play the role of the damsel in distress and to dress more provocatively to cater to male fans. She created an ass-kicking alter ego that was nerdy, enthusiastic, and a little bit crazy. This is her brave confessional about her long road to self-acceptance.

Dance Divas: On Pointe

Author: Sheryl Berk

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

ISBN: 9781619635869

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8990

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Dances Minnelli, a famous professional dance troupe in New Jersey, is looking for a few girls to star in their annual holiday production of The Nutcracker. Anya, Liberty, and Scarlett all think they'll be a shoe-in for the lead role of Clara. But it's actually Gracie with her big smile and bubbly energy that catches Mr. Minnelli's eye at the auditions. With so much responsibility resting on her shoulders, will she be able to handle the pressure? Will Liberty learn to love playing a gingerbread man? Can Anya make the most of being a mouse? And can Scarlett handle the fact that her sister is growing into a beautiful dancer . . . and possibly leaving her in the dust?

The Diva Digs Up the Dirt

Author: Krista Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101580941

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6562

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Domestic diva Sophie Winston finds trouble in spades in the sixth mystery in the New York Times bestselling series... Determined not to be a garden-variety diva, Sophie's neighbor, Natasha, cultivates a plan to shine on television—using Sophie’s backyard. As the cast and crew of the makeover show Tear It Up With Troy bulldoze through her backyard—and vacation—Sophie retreats to her perennial boyfriend Wolf’s to replace a dead rose bush. But her tender deed goes awry when she digs up a purse belonging to Wolf’s missing wife. As speculations sprout, Wolf bolts, and then a body crops up in a garden. Is Wolf’s thorny past raising a dead head? This is one case the domestic diva can’t let wither on the vine... Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!

Days Without End

A Novel

Author: Sebastian Barry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698168631

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8343

DOWNLOAD NOW »
COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE "A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making."—Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant “A haunting archeology of youth . . . Barry introduces a narrator who speaks with an intoxicating blend of wit and wide-eyed awe, his unsettlingly lovely prose unspooling with an immigrant’s peculiar lilt and a proud boy’s humor.”—The New York Times Book Review From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

The Diva Wraps It Up

Author: Krista Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698143183

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1626

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In the eighth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Domestic Diva series, it’s beginning to look a lot like murder… The holidays are Sophie Winston’s favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophie’s neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it’s the cookie swap that really starts her wondering who’s naughty or nice... Sophie arrives at the annual event with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that the recent string of events is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspects...and check it twice! Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea

Book One

Author: Ellis Weiner

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145212020X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 232

View: 5241

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This special edition of The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One also includes a sneak preview of The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book Two and a Q&A with the author. Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let's say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn't?!).

The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It.

From WWE's The New Day

Author: Ettore Ewen,Austin Watson,Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah,Greg Adkins,Ryan Murphy

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125014700X

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 4736

DOWNLOAD NOW »
WWE's Reigning RAW champion tag team, The New Day, presents the ultimate guide into their storyline world. Narrated by The New Day, their new book, The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It (It's Twerked For Us!) is the only resource fans need to embrace the power of positivity and live the New Day way of life. Broken into several brief, "in-world" chapters, this tongue-in-cheek handbook will have even the most booty of individuals clapping, gyrating and radiating positivity like the New Day themselves.Fans will learn:� How to Project Positivity;� Top 10 signs you might be "booty" - see definition of the New Day's trademark insult- "booty" inside;� How to dance like Big E and/or How to twerk Like a Man;� Learn to play the trombone in 3 easy steps;� What your choice of headwear says about you.By the time you finish this book, you'll be an expert at picking out positive attire, loving unicorns, and knowing how to battle nefarious WWE tag teams with a smile on your face. Protip: Eat your Booty O's every morning for added strength!

For God, Country and Coca-Cola

The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company that Makes it

Author: Mark Pendergrast

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465054688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 621

View: 654

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Traces the evolution of Coca-Cola from its quiet beginnings to the influential giant of today, and includes trivia facts, company lore, and stories of Coca-Cola's "secret formula."

The Writer's Life

Insights from The Right to Write

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440628173

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 2183

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In her groundbreaking book The Right to Write, Julia Cameron dismantled the mythology surrounding the writing life in our culture. Tackling issues such as time, mood, inspiration, and support, she revealed that writing is in fact a natural-and crucial-part of life. Questions of how, when, and why yielded to the virtual tool kit of strategies, tips, and tools she provides in this extremely valuable book. With The Writer's Life, Cameron's pivotal insights and pointers are distilled in a tiny, portable companion that will help readers lead a writer's life more easily, joyfully, and powerfully.

The Road to Unfreedom

Russia, Europe, America

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 0525574484

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3535

DOWNLOAD NOW »
With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare. While countries like Poland and Hungary have made hard turns towards authoritarianism, the electoral upsets of 2016 revealed the citizens of the US and UK in revolt against their countries’ longstanding policies and values. But this threat to the West also presents the opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy. By showcasing the stark choices before us—between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood—Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.

How it Works: The Wife

Author: Jason Hazeley,Joel Morris

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405925736

Category: Humor

Page: 56

View: 8798

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The PERFECT GIFT for your long-suffering wife or prospective bride. Or, for any fool of a husband or seriously deluded groom-to-be who hasn't yet understood what he's signed up for. -------------------- Tina is getting married. It is the best day of her life. Next year, she will claim that becoming a mother was the best day of her life, but only because she was on some very strong drugs. Neither is true. The best day of her life was on her eighth birthday, when she got a yellow bike. -------------------- The wife likes surprises. Her favourite sort is a surprise birthday party. It is the husband's job to organise this surprise for her, and to keep her informed of every detail about it. -------------------- This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. 'Hilarious' Stylist

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Economic Forum

ISBN: 9295044282

Category: Sex discrimination

Page: 196

View: 627

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.

Parentally Incorrect

True Tales by Real Moms about the F**ked-Up Things Their Kids Have Done

Author: Shayna Ferm,Tracey Tee

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757320562

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 2216

DOWNLOAD NOW »
For over four years, Ferm and Tee have been performing to sold-out audiences across the country. The Pump and Dump Show is a fun and rowdy evening of comedy, singing, games, prizes, drinking, cursing and commiseration, with a clear and universal theme: Parenting is screwed up and hilarious, and we're all just doing the best we can. Motherhood is wonderful for many reasons, but moments of clarity are so often outweighed by public outbursts, poison control phone calls and poop (everywhere!) it's difficult to stop and realize that it's not always a direct reflection of our parenting skills. This gift book is a collection of segments from Ferm and Tee's popular show, including: The Most F**ked Up Thing Your Kid Has Done Recently cards. One of the most popular segments of the show, members of the audience write down crazy and memorable things their kids have done. It is hysterical, cathartic, and never disappoints. Sad Cake moments. Ever eaten cake that was just kind of sad? It's a situation, happenstance, or object that is a bit of a bummer, like getting in a fight on date night or getting puked on when there is no wine in the house. #SadCake Stump the Breeder trivia questions. So you think making a person makes you an expert on making a person? Test your knowledge by answering "extremely difficult" questions so you feel like you know what you're doing. Awesome MOMents. Games for moms to play when and if they ever get a night with friends, like: The Parentally Incorrect Drinking Game--If you've done it, you drink. If you haven't done it, you drink. Lies We Tell Ourselves Before We Have Kids. I'll still hang out after the kids go to bed. Yes you will. But not with your friends. With a glass of wine to help you forget the smell of spit up.

Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399529207

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 8232

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The classical study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

Respect

The Life of Aretha Franklin

Author: David Ritz

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316196827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 7511

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She has evolved ever since, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions. Again and again, Aretha stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continue to build. Her hold on the crown is tenacious, and in RESPECT, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.

The Virgin Way

Everything I Know About Leadership

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698168577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6700

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is a book on leadership from someone who has never read a book on leadership in his life. While building the Virgin Group over the course of forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from tackling seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on many occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different, swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world has always dubbed (with a wink) "the Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box—an expression he despises—but Branson asserts that "you’ll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you." From the Trade Paperback edition.