The Book of Bitch

Author: Ailie Banks

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760871311

Category: Humor

Page: 64

View: 8352

Writer and artist Ailie Banks is a self-proclaimed bitch. The word has been thrown at her, and the women around her, Ailie's entire life. A bitch is stereotypically thought to be unkind, uncaring and ultimately untrustworthy. But in Ailie's eyes, a bitch is someone who stands firm and speaks their mind in the face of sexist rhetoric. They don't filter themselves for the comfort of others and they don't give a single damn about meeting societal expectations. From Ambitious Bitch to Zealous Bitch, THE BOOK OF BITCH is an alphabetical tribute to the word sneered through clenched teeth at those who refuse to shrink in the face of oppression. This book shows once and for all that every bitch is multifaceted, every bitch is human and every bitch deserves to be celebrated. 'It's taken me a long time to embrace my inner bitch, but Ailie Banks's incredible illustrations have finally made me proud to say I'm a bitch and that's definitely NOT a bad thing!' Scarlett Curtis, curator of Feminists Don't Wear Pink 'I want to be an Ailie Banks kind of bitch. Terrorising bigots, breastfeeding in public, glam while surviving and holding a megaphone - these illustrations are badass and uncompromising. This book just put 'tenacious' back in my vocabulary and on my to-do list.' Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull 'As a self-identifying, all-encompassing, proud, loud and powerfully unapologetic bitch, this book speaks to me on too many levels. It has perfect descriptions for the complex narrative that is the life of a bitch, coupled with images that reflect me - chubby, strong, oft-hairy, always beautiful. I feel seen, acknowledged and understood.' Lillian Ahenkan, FlexMami

The Book of the Bitch

Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Bitches (Dogs)

Page: 236

View: 8565

A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

How to Be a Difficult Bitch

Author: Halley Bondy,Mary C. Fernandez,Sharon Lynn Pruitt-Young,Zara Hanawalt

Publisher: Zest Books TM

ISBN: 1728436516

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 9745

Empowers teens to love and stand up for themselves and those around them by outlining situations in which a reader can—and should—be a "difficult bitch"

The Book of Ralph

Author: Christopher Steinsvold

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1942546378

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

View: 2061

A message appears on the moon. It is legible from Earth, and almost no one knows how it was created. Markus West leads the government’s investigation to find the creator. The message is simple and familiar. But those three words, written in blazing crimson letters on the lunar surface, will foster the strangest revolution humankind has ever endured and make Markus West wish he was never involved. The message is ‘Drink Diet Coke.’ When Coca-Cola denies responsibility, global annoyance with the beverage-industrial complex becomes indignation. And when his investigation confirms Coca-Cola’s innocence, Markus West becomes one of the most hated men on Earth. Later, five miles above the White House, a cylinder is discovered floating in the night. It is 400 feet tall, 250 feet in diameter, and exactly resembles a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Nearly everyone thinks the cylinder is a promotional stunt gone wrong, just like the lunar advertisement. And this is exactly what the alien in the cylinder wants people to think. Ralph, an eccentric extraterrestrial who’s been hiding on the moon, needs Markus’s help to personally deliver a dark warning to the White House. Ralph has a big heart, a fetish for Andy Warhol, and a dangerous plan to save the world. Looking upon the cylinder, Markus realizes we are not the ones in control. The unexpected guest becomes the host, and somehow humans never belonged: “We are the homeless orphans peeking through the banquet window. We are the frills of the universe gazing upon something unspeakably more central than ourselves.”

The Big Fat Bitch Book

Author: Kate Figes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109579

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 9793

Why do women excel at bitching? And are there ways to do it well? In this unique and entertaining book, Kate Figes explores girltalk, the way bitching erupts amongst teenage girls, the tenacity of female stereotypes as well as essential guidance on being the best kind of bitch - strong and self-assured rather than the bitch that needs to put other women down to feel stronger. Packed with witty anecdote, etiquette, interviews and contributions from strong bitches such as Kathy Lette, Wendy Holden and Virginia Ironside this is a must read for all women on the most delicious, yet dangerous of verbal art forms.

The Book of the Otter: A manual for sportsmen and naturalists

Author: Richard Clapham

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 1102

View: 5103

Otter-hunting was a popular sport during the end of 19the century. Unfortunately, people knew very little of the otters and even less about hunting them. The author aimed to provide information on the science of hunting, or the creature's habits, to help everyone take part in this sport effectively. He wanted to help people learn by following his straightforward instructions. Even though otter hunting was banned during the earlier half of the 20th century, this book is still of historical importance. It helps get a clear idea of how enthusiastic the people were about hunting and what people's perception of this animal that they called "a great wanderer, a creature of the night." Contents include: Preface Introduction The Natural History of the Otter The Otter's Haunts and Habits Otter-hunting, Past and Present Hounds and Terriers Reminiscences Index

The Book of Barcelona

Author: Carlota Gurt,Jordi Punti,Borja Bagunya,Empar Moliner,Llucia Ramis,Jordi Nopca,Marta Orriols,Gonzalo Torne

Publisher: Comma Press

ISBN: 1910974056

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9231

A slighted wife escapes her wealthy family for the evening and stumbles into the city's red-light district... The head of security at Barcelona's container port searches for a figure that only he has seen sneak in... An elderly woman brings home a machine that will turn her body into atoms, so she can leave behind a city that is no longer recognisable... Historically, Barcelona is a city of resistance and independence; a focal point for Catalan identity, as well as the capital of Spanish republicanism. Nestled between the Mediterranean coast and mountains, this burgeoning city has also been home to some of the greatest names in modern art and architecture, and attracts visitors and migrants from all over the world. As a result, the city is a melting-pot of cultures, and the stories gathered here offer a miscellany of form and genre, fittingly reminiscent of one of Gaudi's mosaics. From the boy-giant outgrowing his cramped flat on the city's outskirts, to the love affair that begins in a launderette, we meet characters who are reclaiming the independence of their city by challenging common misconceptions and telling its myriad truths.

Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Strong Opinions! The Book of Rock Quotes

Author: Michael Heatley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121340

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 3054

Sex, drugs, egos, money, fans, music, god and who we love and hate... the rock stars have their say. Featuring over 2,000 words of wisdom and stupidity from all your favourite rock stars and five decades of rock'n'roll. Quotes include: 'Don't interpret me. My songs don't have any meaning. They're just words.' - Bob Dylan. 'I was a veteran before I was a teenager.' - Michael Jackson. 'I would rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths, and that's saying something for a vegetarian.' - Morrissey. 'I am the only man who can say he's been in Take That and at least two members of the Spice Girls.' - Robbie Williams. 'Rehab is a cop-out.' - Amy Winehouse.