So Much I Want to Tell You

Author: Anna Akana

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0399594922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9284


From Internet sensation Anna Akana comes a candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood. In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including “How to Put On Your Face” and “Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out,” are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself. In So Much I Want to Tell You, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna’s story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can. Praise for So Much I Want to Tell You “This book is filled with the kind of honesty, vulnerability, and determination that makes Anna such a captivating person. One warning: You’ll want to hug her a lot while reading this.”—Natalie Tran, actress and comedian “As a woman working in entertainment, Anna Akana is accustomed to feeling vulnerable. Which means that she’s used to being brave. This book is a tribute to the duality of bravery and fear as told through Anna’s experiences to date.”—Hannah Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded “Frank advice on how to live a productive, happy life . . . written in tribute to a ‘fearless, talented, and bold’ sister.”—Kirkus Reviews

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life (new edition)

Author: Roxana Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526625210

Category: Art

Page: 720

View: 5335


This is without question the best book ever written on O'Keeffe' New Yorker Born on a wheat farm in Wisconsin in 1887, the second of seven children, Georgia O'Keeffe had her eyes wide open to the beauty of nature from the very beginning, and by her twenties had become a formidable artist, and a strikingly original and spirited young woman. Moving first to Chicago and then to New York to pursue her studies, her consciousness was enlarged by her discovery of the modernist movement, and by the work both produced and shown by the photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz. Making her way in the world – first as a commercial artist and then as an art teacher – O'Keeffe developed her own original style. When Alfred Stieglitz discovered her work he was the first to exhibit it. Twenty-three years her senior, Stieglitz later fell in love with the artist as well as the work. O'Keeffe moved to New York in 1918 and married Stieglitz in 1924. She found herself a muse as well as an artist, and entered a circle of America's most vibrant and boundary-pushing artists – and became herself one of the most important and successful of them all. But O'Keeffe fell in love again – this time with the bewitching landscapes of New Mexico,. She began spending half of each year there, and when Stieglitz died in 1949 she moved there for good, and lived there for the rest of her life, taking pleasure in the otherworldly beauty of the Ghost Ranch, north of Abiquiú. Following O'Keeffe's early bud and sensational bloom, her loves, losses, agonies and ecstasies, and her painting against the dying of the light, Roxana Robinson's spellbinding and definitive biography has now been updated for the twenty-first century with a new foreword and access to never-before-seen letters. Written with the cooperation of the O'Keeffe family, and with access to sources closed to biographers during O'Keeffe's lifetime, It remains an unparalleled portrait of one of the most important female artists of all time.

Most of All You

Author: Mia Sheridan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349419140

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5928


From the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice comes a heart-wrenching new stand-alone contemporary romance. A broken woman . . . Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken. A man in need of help . . . Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew. Only love can mend a shattered heart . . . Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts. Praise for Mia Sheridan: 'If you loved Archer's Voice, you will love Most of All You... The writing was truly beautiful and just sweeps you away into the story' Aestas Book Blog 'Utterly mesmerizing. An exquisite, beautifully written romance' Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author 'Mia Sheridan has outdone herself with this beautiful, uplifting story of two broken souls finding themselves and each other. I savored each word of Most of All You. This story will stay with me forever' Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author 'Once again, Sheridan proves why she's an automatic purchase. With heart and finesse, she paints a romance in Most of All You that will captivate you, heal you, and make you believe that love can conquer all. An absolute five star must read' K. Bromberg, New York Times bestselling author 'I love the men Mia writes. She's able to create sensitive real men with insane sex appeal' Renee Carlino, USA Today bestselling author 'Exquisitely written and utterly unique, this is the touching tale of two broken people... and their journey of healing' Natasha is a Book Junkie 'This is a story that will no doubt own you - a tale of love, determination, hope and healing brought to life by that intangible magic we've come to expect from Mia Sheridan' Vilma Iris 'Heartbreaking... inspiring, uplifting and raw...' RT Book Reviews, 5 Star Gold Pick '[A] magnificent story of two kindred, shattered spirits finding hope and partnership and eventually love' Washington Post 'PHENOMENAL. This is Mia Sheridan at her very best - my favorite read of the year! A.L. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author

Yours for Eternity

Author: Damien Echols,Lorri Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101634839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5012


New York Times bestselling author Damien Echols and his wife Lorri Davis reveal their intimate and affecting letters, written while Echols was wrongfully imprisoned on death row. An explosive bestseller, Life After Death turned a national spotlight on Damien Echols, who was just eighteen when he was wrongly condemned to death. But one of the most remarkable parts of his story still remained untold. After seeing a documentary about the “West Memphis Three,” Lorri Davis—a New Yorkbased landscape architect—wrote him a letter, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence that witnessed their marriage while Echols was still on death row and culminated in Echols’ release in 2011. Sharing their private letters, Yours for Eternity is a must-read for the legions who followed the case as well as anyone who appreciates an extraordinary love story.

Can I Speak to Someone in Charge?

Author: Emily Clarkson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471156915

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 8549


‘JUST IMAGINE IF WE, THE NORMAL GIRLS, STOOD UNITED AS AN ENORMOUS, HYSTERICAL AND PROUD ARMY. WE WOULD BE UNSTOPPABLE.’ ‘A fresh, modern take on feminism and life from one of the most compelling voices of her generation’ JANE MOORE ‘A stirring call to action’ KATIE SPICER Written with gumption, fearlessness and sharp wit, Can I Speak to Someone in Charge? is a window into the ridiculous ideologies and the absurd expectations that shape the lives of modern women. In a series of open letters, Emily Clarkson addresses all manner of subjects, from body hair to Facebook friends to the perils of wearing Lycra. She unpicks the validity of notions such as ‘the thigh gap’; questions the quotidian scrutiny by the media; ponders the etymology of the term ‘plus size’ and considers our unshakeable obsession with dieting, while wondering why some of us are still crying in changing rooms. Full of vital life lessons, outrageous confessions and poignant reflections, Can I Speak to Someone in Charge? is a love letter to women everywhere; reminding us that being strong, being kind and being yourself is really what ‘normal’ should be. ‘Being asked to write a book was probably the best thing that’s happened to me – up until that point I was gravely concerned that my mum was the only person reading my blog. I hope this book will speak to a range of women, and men actually, I hope it will make people laugh, but more importantly I hope it will open people's eyes to the fact that we've got a lot to do if we want to make growing up in a good and kind world a possibility for our daughters.’ Emily Clarkson

Hot Water Sisters

Author: Candace Cade

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480863718

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 7636


According to Eleanor Roosevelt, Women are like tea bags. We dont know how strong we are Until we are in hot water. Building on that idea, Hot Water Sisters presents a series of stories about ordinary women that find themselves in extra ordinary situations. Faced with unusual and sometimes dangerous circumstances, each woman finds solutions in her own unique way. Along the way, each woman discovers inner strength that she never realized she posessed. Beverly, Janice, Kassie and many others surprise themselves with the wellsprings of courage, humor, and faith they unearth, even in times of great difficulty. Each woman is astonished when she realizes that she is capable of so much more than she ever dreamed possible. Each woman represents the best of all people, everywhere. These uplifting stories feature women that rise above strange and difficult circumstances with strength and integrity. Women who can Women who do Women like you

Zodiac Lovers 4

Author: Lance Taubold

Publisher: Invoke Books

ISBN: 0692325999

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3399


Zodiac Lovers Book 4 Scorpio Rain is able to be read tea leaves and can see everyone’s future but his own. He meets devastatingly handsome Southern gentleman, Creighton Marlin, and Rain knows what he wants: a future with this man. But when he reads Creighton’s tea leaves, he sees an ominous future for the men, but Creighton is determined to thwart the inevitable and will do everything possible to secure their happiness. Sagittarius Championship rodeo rider, Colton James, has always been lucky on a horse but unlucky in love, until he falls for hot-looking, real estate investor (and part-time astrologist), Ryland McAuliffe, at the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas. Colt is ready, at last, for the ride of his life. The future looks bright, except for the terrible accident that no one could have predicted. Capricorn Gardner Braxton, an award-winning photojournalist, is in Egypt doing research for his big book on The Seven Wonders of The World. The problem is: he doesn’t know how to get photos of the other six no-longer-existing Wonders. Deep inside The Great Pyramid of Khufu, he stumbles upon a lamp. Thinking he has nothing to lose, he rubs the lamp, like Aladdin did, and the most perfect-looking genie appears—Djinn, who offers him three wishes . . . or as Gardner soon finds out, maybe more. The attraction between the two is immediate as well. This could be the answer to his problem of getting his photos of the other Wonders. Can Djinn help him time-travel to the Ancient Wonders? And more importantly, can he have a future with a genie?

Harlequin Presents October 2014 - Box Set 2 of 2

Author: Lucy Monroe,Kate Hewitt,Cathy Williams,Rachael Thomas

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460347129

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5122


Harlequin Presents brings you four new titles for one great price! Escape with these four stories by USA TODAY bestselling authors. This Presents bundle includes An Heiress for His Empire by USA TODAY bestselling author Lucy Monroe, Commanded by the Sheikh by USA TODAY bestselling author Kate Hewitt, The Uncompromising Italian by USA TODAY bestselling author Cathy Williams and A Deal Before the Altar by Rachael Thomas. Look for 8 new exciting stories every month from Harlequin Presents!

¡§Coming Out¡ ̈ and Discovering the Rainbow

Author: Daniel A. DuBour

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469145022

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 1996


"This book, “Leading With A Compassionate Heart: At work and in life” is an offering to you, the reader, and my labor of love. This book can serve as a resource; it is a collection of professional articles and poems on a myriad of health care administration, leadership, and life topics that are relevant to the workplace and to life in general. It is my hope that this work will shed clarity and a deeper understanding of some of the fundamental issues facing health care administrators and leaders today. As health care administrators and leaders, I invite you to lead with and to meaning, as a guiding influence and to build new thinking categories from which to process experience. I encourage you to use your appreciative lens to create small waves of positive possibilities for others. May you lead with a compassionate heart!"

Curious Wine

Author: Katherine V. Forrest

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 1594939764

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 3258


The intimacy of a cabin at Lake Tahoe provides the combustible circumstances that bring Diana Holland and Lane Christianson together in this passionate novel of first discovery. Originally published by Naiad Press in 1983, Bella Books is proud to bring the bestselling romantic lesbian novel of all time back to print. With multiple printings and translations worldwide,Curious Wine is an enduring classic and on everyone's list of the very best in our literature.