I'll Drink to That

Author: Betty Halbreich,Rebecca Paley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101634553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4296

The stunning true story of Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary personal shopper Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire. She has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through fashion, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons—including Hollywood’s top stylists—to tell them what looks best. But Halbreich’s personal transformation from cosseted young girl to fearless truth teller is the greatest makeover of her career.

I'll Drink to That

Author: Rudolph Chelminski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440619743

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 8611

The remarkable saga of the wine and people of Beaujolais and Georges Duboeuf, the peasant lad who brought both world recognition. Every third week of November, wine shops around the world announce “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé” and in a few short weeks, over seven million bottles are sold and drunk. Although often scorned by the wine world’s snob set, the annual delivery of each year’s new Beaujolais wine brings a welcome ray of sunshine to a morose November from New York to Tokyo. The surprising Cinderella tale behind the success of Beaujolais Nouveau captures not just the story of a wine but also the history of a fascinating region. At the heart of this fairy tale is the peasant wine grower named Georges Duboeuf, whose rise as the undisputed king of Beaujolais reads like a combination of suspenseful biography and luscious armchair travel. I’ll Drink to That transports us to the unique corner of France where medieval history still echoes and where the smallholder peasants who made Beaujolais wines on their farms battled against the contempt of the entrenched Burgundy and Bordeaux establishment. With two bottles of wine in his bike’s saddlebag, young Duboeuf set out to revolutionize the stodgy wine business, becoming the richest and most famous individual wine dealer in France. But this is more than one man’s success story. As The Perfectionist used Bernard Loiseau to tell the layered history of French haute cuisine, here Chelminski uses Duboeuf’s story to paint the portrait of the often endearing, sometimes maddening but always interesting inhabitants of a little-known corner of France, offering at the same time a witty, panoramic view of the history of French winemaking.

I'll Drink to That!

Author: Hugh Quetton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9780969618201

Category: Cooking

Page: 200

View: 6921

366 historical anecdotes, each having taken place on a different day of the year. An appropriate drink recipe accompanies each story. This second edition includes categorized Index of drinks.

Diamonds in the Rough

Author: Walter Kurtzman

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1684560403

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3130

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It's Gone Dark Over Bill's Mother's

Author: Lisa Blower

Publisher: Myriad Editions

ISBN: 1912408171

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7466

Lisa Blower celebrates her characters with stories that they wouldn’t want told. She makes the bleak funny, in a voice reminiscent of Alan Bennett, and strikes a new chord in regional and working-class fiction. With a sharp eye and tough warmth, Lisa Blower brings to life the silent histories and harsh realities of those living on the margins. The matriarch dominates these award-winning stories in Lisa Blower’s debut collection. From the wise, witty and outspoken Nan of ‘Broken Crockery’, who has lived and worked in Stoke-on-Trent for all of her 92 years, never owning a passport, to happy hooker Ruthie in ‘The Land of Make Believe’ or young mum Roxanne in ‘The Cherry Tree’, she appears in many shapes and forms, and always with a stoicism that is hard to break down. The title is a Potteries saying that means it’s looking a bit bleak, a little like rain.


Author: Craig Heron

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN: 1896357830

Category: Art

Page: 497

View: 3564

A multifaceted history of Canadian drink and drinking by one of Canada's leading historians

Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

Author: Iona Community

Publisher: Wild Goose Publications

ISBN: 1849525366

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 9717

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking. Worship rooted in city and country, in work and in schools, in peacemaking and the eradication of poverty, in churches and the Iona Community resident group ... So - as always with the Iona Community - worship which is contextual, prophetic, with a strong justice and peace edge. Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose, these are now all brought together for the first time in one of at least two Big Books of resources and liturgies. Contributors include Jan Sutch Pickard, Tom Gordon, Ruth Burgess, Ian M Fraser, Thom M Shuman, Ruth Harvey, John Harvey, Joy Mead, David Rhodes, Chris Polhill, Kathryn Turner, Janet Lees, Rosemary Power, Glendon Macaulay, Tim Aldred, Dave Broom, Elaine Gisbourne and others.

The Muralist

Author: B. A. Shapiro

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1616205407

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 3025

When a young Abstract Expressionist painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) vanishes in pre-WWII New York City in 1940, neither her Jewish family living in German-occupied France nor her close-knit group of friends and fellow painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner, knows what happened to her.