Take it Like a Man

Author: Boy George,Spencer Bright

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330323628

Category: Music

Page: 585

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In this book Boy George tells his own story - his childhood in Woolwich, the squat in Warren Street, the worldwide successes of Culture Club, the dresses, the bisexuality and then the fall.

Making It Like a Man

Author: Christine Ramsay

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554583756

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 9821


Making It Like a Man: Canadian Masculinities in Practice is a collection of essays on the practice of masculinities in Canadian arts and cultures, where to “make it like a man” is to participate in the cultural, sociological, and historical fluidity of ways of being a man in Canada, from the country’s origins in nineteenth-century Victorian values to its immersion in the contemporary post-modern landscape. The book focuses on the ways Canadian masculinities have been performed and represented through five broad themes: colonialism, nationalism, and transnationalism; emotion and affect; ethnic and minority identities; capitalist and domestic politics; and the question of men’s relationships with themselves and others. Chapters include studies of well-known and more obscure figures in the Canadian arts and culture scenes, such as visual artist Attila Richard Lukacs; writers Douglas Coupland, Barbara Gowdy, Simon Chaput, Thomas King, and James De Mille; filmmakers Clement Virgo, Norma Bailey, John N. Smith, and Frank Cole; as well as familiar and not-so-familiar tokens of Canadian masculinity such as the hockey hero, the gangsta rapper, the immigrant farmer, and the drag king. Making It Like a Man is the first book of its kind to explore and critique historical and contemporary masculinities in Canada with a special focus on artistic and cultural production and representation. It is concerned with mapping some of the uniquely Canadian places and spaces in the international field of masculinity studies, and will be of interest to academic and culturally informed audiences.

Take it Like a Vamp

Author: Candace Havens

Publisher: Entangled: Covet

ISBN: 1622669509

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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Take it Like a Vamp by Candace Havens Vampire Nick Christos might've been born in the Middle Ages, but the good old days seem tame compared to the last eight years he's spent ruling the Supernatural Council. His only respite is with his cute neighbor Casey Meyers, a woman he wants more than any undead man should. Sure, he's forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but there's no way he'll test his own strength by getting too close to a human, and he's not willing to risk her life--not with bloodthirsty family on the prowl out to ruin Nick's life. When said Nick's kin shows up, the innocent Casey is caught in the middle of a centuries old fight, and Nick's biggest fear is realized. Now, instead of keeping his hands off his neighbor, he'll risk everything to save the human he's come to love.

Take it Like a Mom

Author: Stephanie Stiles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101516747

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9393


One thing sets her apart from other modern-day superheroes: mom genes. Annie Fingardt Forster used to be a lawyer who wore dry-clean only and shaved both legs. But things have changed. Now a stay-at-home mom, she wears cargo pants and ponytails and harbors a nearly pathological hatred towards hipster parents. With a three-year-old and a baby on the way, Annie knows what to expect...at least, she thought she did. Faced with her husband's job loss, pre-school politics, and a playground throwdown with her arch nemesis, Annie realizes that even with her husband and friends by her side, what she really needs is to learn to suck it up-and take it like a mom.

Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462903126

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 6354


Increase your fluency of English through the mastery of common English idioms and expressions. All Native English-speakers use a large number of proverbs and colloquial expressions in their daily conversations. These common sayings, which evolved over the centuries, are like "codes" that reveal the cultural values and attitudes of the speakers. To obtain complete fluency in the English language it is necessary to be familiar with these expressions and know how and when to use them. With a user-friendly format, The Cheater's Guide to Speaking English like a Native is a shortcut to achieving that goal.

Mistake It Like a Man

Author: Dave Meurer

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307562387

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 1355


Real Men Don’t Get Embarrassed…We Merely Appear Sunburned Ever had your doctor give you valuable diet and exercise advice, then gone out for a cheeseburger and fries to celebrate the fact that you’re not dead yet? Do your teens flee the room in dismay when you try to use their jargon to prove that you’re still “groovy”? Have you ever been smitten by romance, pulled your wife close to you, and asked her to give you one good reason you should not make passionate love to her at that very moment, only to have her remind you that you are standing in the grocery aisle? Dave Meurer has been through it all. And he’s got a tale or two (fifty, actually, in Mistake It Like a Man ) that will shed some light, albeit fluorescent, on all kinds of common manly experiences. “Dave Meurer vividly illustrates the humor that is American family life. But be warned: Amid the chuckles, he masterfully weaves some serious food for thought.” -Bill Shepson, Editorial Director, Advance magazine “Dave Meurer has done it again. He’s taken the commonplace and turned it into high comedy. He has the ability to make you giggle gleefully while meditating meaningfully on the spiritual issues that matter most.” -Ellie Kay, Author, speaker, and “ America’s Family Financial Expert” Story Behind the Book “Humor is the secret weapon of the nonfiction writer. It is an attempt to say important things in a special way that regular writers aren’t getting said in a regular way—or if they are, it’s so regular that no one is reading it.” —William Zinsser “I see my humor writing as guerrilla warfare for the kingdom of God . People let their defenses down when they’re laughing, and that’s when I can make some serious points about love, grace, conflict resolution, male/female differences, raising kids, and work—all in a nonthreatening way. Even ‘nonreading’ guys read my books, because everyone wants and needs to laugh.” — Dave Meurer

How to Get a Girlfriend

Author: Romy Miller

Publisher: Leisure Crest International

ISBN: 1932420886

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 186

View: 5295


Romy Miller is a woman. She understands women. She’s going to help you do the same. Now for your convenience, her two classic dating guides for men, Understanding Women and How To Be The Man Women Want have been combined into one book. If you’re looking to start getting somewhere with women, How to Get a Girlfriend: Two Classic Dating Guides in One Volume is the book for you. Understanding Women: The Definitive Guide to Meeting, Dating and Dumping, if Necessary will turn you into a dating machine and help you go from loser to lover in no time flat. Taking an in-your-face approach, this book leaves no excuses for you to not only succeed with women but to understand them as well. If this book doesn’t do the trick, nothing will. How To Be The Man Women Want: The Get More Confidence and Meet Better Women Guide To Dating is the book to help you overcome what’s holding you back from getting the relationship—or relationships—you want. It’s about getting confidence and moving forward. It will help you to go from unwanted to wanted. This book will give you the motivation to overcome whatever obstacles might be holding you back. Isn’t it time to step up to the plate and take a swing? Isn’t it time to start looking at dating from a different perspective? Don’t you want to look forward to dating? You can! How to Get a Girlfriend: Two Classic Dating Guides in One Volume will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to finally get out there and get the happiness and relationship you deserve.

The Power of a Man

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441203670

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 5009


In a culture where men are often confused about their identities, Rick Johnson, popular author and founder of Better Dads, wants to clarify the confusion. His latest book equips men to be the powerful and influential men God created them to be, as husbands, fathers, and world-changers. The Power of a Man includes honest and insightful advice on: • being a man of character • loving your wife and children as a better husband and father • sacrificing and living life for the benefit of others • living a life of great significance and deeper meaning • overcoming the traps that hinder masculinity • developing the seven traits of true masculinity It is a call to answer God's unique design for men to impact the world around them. It's perfect for men of all ages and for women to give to the men in their lives.

Telling It Like It Is

Author: Bruce Fraizer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453589830

Category: Poetry

Page: 211

View: 1422


This all took place back in my high school years where my writing would go into my dresser draw. Later in my college years to be inspired by others who read some of my work. Also being inspired by the great Langston Hughes reading his poetry gave me the inspiration to write more with thoughts about life and endless images. Throughout my vision of writing ideas exploded into words and then formed into a poem or story. Writing was always my way of expressing my feelings and thoughts. Furthermore I experienced similar episodes of my own which gave me fruit for thought in my own travels.