I Might Regret This

Author: Abbi Jacobson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538713284

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 1314


From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a "poignant, funny, and beautifully unabashed" (Cheryl Strayed) New York Times bestselling essay collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew. When Abbi Jacobson announced to friends and acquaintances that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions: Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one... why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude, and needed space to step back and hit the reset button. As she spent time in each city and town on her way to Los Angeles, she mulled over the big questions -- What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood? In this collection of anecdotes, observations and reflections--all told in the sharp, wildly funny, and relatable voice that has endeared Abbi to critics and fans alike--readers will feel like they're in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.

I Might Regret This

Author: Abbi Jacobson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349010854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5206


A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew. When Abbi Jacobson announced to friends and acquaintances that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions: Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one . . . why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude, and needed space to step back and hit the reset button. As she spent time in each city and town on her way to Los Angeles, she mulled over the big questions - What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood? In this collection of anecdotes, observations and reflections - all told in the sharp, wildly funny and relatable voice that has endeared Abbi to critics and fans alike - readers will feel like they're in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.

Stories I Might Regret Telling You

Author: Martha Wainwright

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306924676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2593


A singer-songwriter's heartfelt memoir about growing up in a bohemian musical family and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, the music industry, and more. Born into music royalty, the daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III and sister to the highly-acclaimed and genre-defying singer Rufus Wainwright, Martha grew up in a world filled with such incomparable folk legends as Leonard Cohen; Suzy Roche, Anna McGarrigle, Richard and Linda Thompson, Pete Townsend, Donald Fagan and Emmylou Harris. It was within this loud, boisterous, carny, musical milieu that Martha came of age, struggling to find her voice until she exploded on the scene with her 2005 debut critically acclaimed album, Martha Wainwright, containing the blistering hit, "Bloody Mother F*cking Asshole," which the Sunday Times called one of the best songs of that year. Her successful debut album and the ones that followed such as Come Home to Mama, I Know You're Married but I've Got Feelings Too, and Goodnight City came to define Martha's searing songwriting style and established her as a powerful voice to be reckoned with. In Martha's memoir, Stories I Might Regret Telling You, Martha digs into the deep recesses of herself with the same emotional honesty that has come to define her music. She describes her tumultuous public-facing journey from awkward, earnest, and ultimately rebellious daughter, through her intense competition and ultimate alliance with her brother, Rufus, to the indescribable loss of their mother, Kate, and then, finally, discovering her voice as an artist. With candor and grace, Martha writes of becoming a mother herself and making peace with her past struggles with Kate and her former self, finally understanding and facing the challenge of being a female artist and a mother. Ultimately, Stories I Might Regret Telling You will offer readers a thoughtful and deeply personal look into the extraordinary life of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in music today.

No One Tells You This

Author: Glynnis MacNicol

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501163159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6593


Featured in multiple “must-read” lists, No One Tells You This is “sharp, intimate…A funny, frank, and fearless memoir…and a refreshing view of the possibilities—and pitfalls—personal freedom can offer modern women” (Kirkus Reviews). If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her fortieth birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles, and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. It was time to create one. Over the course of her fortieth year, which this ​“beguiling” (The Washington Post) memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she wrestles with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines. “Amid the raft of motherhood memoirs out this summer, it’s refreshing to read a book unapologetically dedicated to the fulfillment of single life” (Vogue). No One Tells You This is an “honest” (Huffington Post) reckoning with modern womanhood and “a perfect balance between edgy and poignant” (People)—an exhilarating journey that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules.

The Show

Author: Michael Harston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456862235

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8905


Kryos

Author: Heather Stuyvesant,Idun Mars

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1626391629

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 1614


In a world of perpetual ice and snow, every day is a struggle to survive; both Isaac and Ezra know this all too well. Known simply as The Collector, Isaac is the almost immortal Hunter for the evil governor of the city. His job is to "collect" items his master desires by any means necessary. Ezra is a young man with a dark secret living on the fringes of society. They seem like an unlikely pair, but when they meet, the burdens that weigh them down seem lifted, if only for a short while. Despite the dark forces trying to tear them apart, they work to find a place for themselves in this world of violence, greed, corruption, and fear.

Hitman for Pleasure

Author: Heather West

Publisher: E-Book Publishing World Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2373


This is book 2 of the Petrov Mafia romance series! Book 3 is available everywhere now! He’ll pay the cost for taking what’s mine. Once a hitman, always a hitman. I’ve risen to power, but never forgotten my roots. So when my enemy steals the mother of my child, I load my gun and get ready to kill. Nobody steals from me and lives to tell the tale. ANDREI I’ve done unspeakable things. Killed men; stolen women; torn families to pieces. But there are worse men than me in this world. One, in particular. And I’m going to make sure he suffers and dies. But on a mission like this, there’s always a chance I don’t make it out alive. So I need an insurance policy. A way to protect my legacy. What I need is a baby. But the mother of my child can’t just be any random woman. The dirty club girls that the Petrov family mafia owns won’t work for this purpose. What I need is someone pure and untainted. Someone who has not yet been exposed to the darkness that surrounds my soul. I find the one I want and make her an offer she could never refuse. But Kelly’s first plunge into the shadows of the underworld might be her last. Our night together is a cacophony of moans and hoarse screams. Hot, sweaty flesh pressed together. The warmth of my body, muscled and tattooed, owning her pale, petite frame. But in the morning, my enemy strikes. Once upon a time, I had nothing to lose. I’ve finally found something worth fighting for. And now that I’ve lost her, I’m prepared to do whatever it takes to get her back. *** It’s a secret baby romance with a revenge story mixed in. Sexy hitman mob boss goes on the hunt to hurt the man who took his baby and his wife? Sign me up! This dark romance with sex is the new adult contemporary romance you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a fan of hot sex, dark twists, secret babies, or mob boss romance in general, then pick up this mafia romance series today!

Burning Marguerite

Author: Elizabeth Inness-Brown

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307425118

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4623


One winter morning James Jack Wright finds ninety-four-year-old Marguerite Deo—the woman he has always known as “Tante”—lying dead in the woods outside his cabin, clad only in a flowered nightgown. With this arresting scene, Elizabeth Inness-Brown ushers readers into her mysterious and lyrical narrative, the story of two closely braided lives that forces a reconsideration of our notions of maternity, loyalty, love, and perhaps death itself. As James Jack sets out to fulfill Marguerite’s unusual last wishes, the narrative unveils the secrets of their pasts. It arcs from Depression-era New Orleans to a barren New England island at the turn of the century, from an illicit passion and an unforgivable crime to the relationship between a small boy and a tough, reclusive woman who turns out to possess an unsuspected capacity for love.

Across the River

Author: Alice Taylor

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847177603

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1882


Alice Taylor’s gripping sequel to The Woman of the House. At Mossgrove, the Phelan family farm, long-time hired hand Jack plays peacemaker as widow Martha Phelan battles her young son, Peter, who wants to modernize the farm. Tensions on the home front are bitter enough, but at the Conway farm across the river, more trouble is brewing. Slovenly Matt Conway feels trapped and abuses his wife, Biddy. Spurred on by a misguided belief that the Phelans got the best of him in a loan to buy land, he keeps vigil at a fence post plotting revenge ...

The Case of the Speluncean Explorers

Author: Peter Suber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134666500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 3254


First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.