This Will Only Hurt a Little

Author: Busy Philipps

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1501184725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2247

A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir and New York Times bestseller by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram stories...Imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” (The New Yorker). There’s no stopping Busy Philipps. From the time she was two and “aced out in her nudes” to explore the neighborhood (as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak), Busy has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun. These qualities led her to leave Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of nineteen to pursue her passion for acting in Hollywood. But much like her painful and painfully funny teenage years, chasing her dreams wasn’t always easy and sometimes hurt more than a little. In a memoir “that often reads like a Real World confessional or an open diary” (Kirkus Reviews), Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood. But Busy also brings to the page her sly sense of humor and the unshakeable sense that disappointment shouldn’t stand in her way—even when she’s knocked down both figuratively and literally (from a knee injury at her seventh-grade dance to a violent encounter on the set of Freaks and Geeks). The rough patches in her life are tempered by times of hilarity and joy: leveraging a flawless impression of Cher from Clueless into her first paid acting gig, helping reinvent a genre with cult classic Freaks and Geeks, becoming fast friends with Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men–themed hallucination, and of course, how her Instagram stories became “the most addictive thing on the internet right now” (Cosmopolitan). Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood—“if you think you know Busy from her Instagram stories, you don’t know the half of it” (Jenni Konner). Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From “candid tales of celebrity life, mom life, and general Busy-ness” (W Magazine), This Will Only Hurt a Little “is everything we’ve been dying to hear about” (Bustle).

The Hunt

Author: Megan Bates

Publisher: Megan Bates


Category: Fiction

Page: 329

View: 2346

A story about how a Marshal visits with prisoner who is lost to attack and the prisoner escaped. Bounties were placed and the bounty hunters pair gets called on to do a long hunt. As bounty hunting is a dangerous hunt, the hunt caused a close a little and find new offense on targets which results in shootings, killings and slaughtering. Each part of the story involving different bounty hunters hunting down different targets and getting hold of them.

Toe Jam Days

Author: M. David Myerholtz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467042390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 2635

A refreshing, realistic view of rural Americana in the mid-20th century, Toe Jam Days provides a wonderfully-written account of growing up in a simpler time. This autobiographical work highlights the events of childhood, adolescence and early-adulthood, providing a glimpse of the heartaches and triumphs of the author and his extended family. The reader will definitely identify with many of the true-to-life situations and relationships described in this book.

Flying in Place

Author: Susan Palwick

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429959703

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6728

Once in a while, a first novel arrives like a bolt of lightning, commanding attention with an explosion of power, grace, and light. Flying in Place is such a book. As unflinching as The Lovely Bones, as startling as Beloved, it is a work to bear witness--with bravery and compassion--for the experience of millions of readers and their loved ones. Emma is twelve, a perfectly normal girl, in a perfectly normal home. With a perfectly normal father...who comes into her bedroom every night in the hours before dawn. Emma will do anything to escape. From the visits. From the bodies. From the breathing. Even go walking on the ceiling--which is where Emma meets Ginny, the sister who died before she was born. Ginny, who knows things. Ginny, who can fly.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Making Love to the Minor Poets of Chicago

Author: James Conrad

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

ISBN: 9780312273729

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1205

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Chicago, this is a story of science and poetry, manipulation and intrigue, and the lengths to which people will go for their passions. The Yucca Mountain Project deep in the Nevada desert is the first planned long-term nuclear storage facility. The project is designed to contain nuclear waste for ten-thousand years, the amount of time it will take for the waste to no longer be radioactive. It is an ambitious project, especially in light of the fact that in this century alone we lacked the foresight to anticipate Y2K. Given this daunting responsibility, the project employs an artist, a botanist and an architect to contribute visual warnings to the site, in a manner decipherable to future generations. Conrad imagines an influential poetry professor who insists that the project also include a poem, a great poem, an epic poem. It is this poem that brings us to the center of an extended circle of minor poets who are continually upstaging, back-stabbing and falling in and out of love with one another. "... Conrad’s novel recalls another comic first work: John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces." - Nashville Scene

The Brave Heart

Author: Barry Hodges

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449737897

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 781

The Brave Heart is ... A boy's triumphant journey. A father's redeemed hope. When Jacob Towery, a boy of seven, is diagnosed with a hole in his heart, a fearful surgery is set before him. But during the surgery, he awakens in a world vastly different from his own, a world where the Lord of Eagles reigns. Guided by animal companions, Jacob travels eastward to meet the one true king. And while there are those most willing to aid him, there are others who would stop at nothing to keep him away-away from the Lord of Eagles and away from the truth. Meanwhile, his father, David, faces his own struggle, awaiting the outcome of Jacob's surgery. Having not spoken to God in seven years, he finds it difficult to place his hope in Him now. But he has no choice, for only God can save his boy.

Quantum Frontier

Author: Stephen Drake,R.S. Penney,Johan M. Dahlgren

Publisher: Next Chapter


Category: Fiction

Page: 966

View: 6822

A collection of three science fiction series starters by R.S. Penney, Stephen Drake and Johan M. Dahlgren, now in one volume! Desa Kincaid - Bounty Hunter (Desa Kincaid Book 1): Desa Kincaid has spent the last ten years in pursuit of a man whose experiments have killed over a dozen people. Blessed with the power to transform ordinary objects into devastating weapons, she journeys through trading ports, backwater towns, forests, deserts and the haunted remains of a dead city. But can she stop her enemy before he unleashes something terrible on the world? Blackwing (Blackwing Saga Book 1): Socrates Blackwing - wizard, warrior, bounty hunter - has fallen into disfavor with his grandfather, The General. It's the year 2070, and Socrates is stationed in Tacoma, PC-Washington. His mission is to investigate the people living in this Plane of Reality, and locate the ne'er-do-wells from his own Known Seven Planes that may have crossed over to wreak havoc. But is his magic stronger than the technology of 2070, and what will he do when confronted with one of his own kind? Under A Dark Sky (Worldburner Book 1): On rebel planet Elysium, a man is executed on live video streamed by religious extremists. Nothing terribly original so far for Elysium. Only this time, the man doesn't die. When security expert Asher Perez is sent to find him, dark secrets about the rebel colony are exposed. Something dark is stirring in the shadows. Something that has been watching humanity since the dawn of history.

Day of the Were-Jackal

Author: Shéa MacLeod

Publisher: Shéa MacLeod


Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8717

In Deepwood, Oregon, magic mingles with the mundane and sometimes leads to murder… As an investigator for the witch council of Deepwood, Edwina Gale is used to tracking down supernatural bad guys and keeping the reality of magic hidden from mundane humans. And she does all this while juggling the business of running her diner. When her romantic weekend is interrupted by the murder of a drag queen, can she solve the crime before an innocent person is convicted? Find out in this brand-new paranormal women’s fiction cozy mystery series by best-selling author Shéa MacLeod. --------- Note: This story originally appeared in the Paranormal Women’s Fiction Box Set, Aged to Perfection. It has been significantly changed with the addition of 50+ pages of story including an entirely new subplot. ------- Keywords: witch cozy mystery books, paranormal cozy mysteries, witch cozy mysteries, witch cozies, cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, bestseller, female detectives, female protagonist mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, midnight texas, female sleuth, humor, nancy warren, patti larsen, diana orgain, sarah graves, keeley bates, annabel chase, robyn peterman, delia james, juliet blackwell, gemma halliday, dakota cassidy, fortune, witch detective, rae davies, book, books, ebook, novel, funny, humorous mystery, funny mystery, mysteries, thriller, thrillers, police procedural, general mystery, adele abbott, ghosts, sorcery, witch detectives, mayfair witches, sorceress, witch is when, witch and wizard, witches of bourbon street, alaine alister, amanda lee, witch books, witchcraft books, bailey cates, kate locke, bewitched, spells and scones, magic, grimoire, sofie kelly, aunt tillie, christiana miller, wicked, kristen s walker, haunting, witches tree, halloween, magic and mayhem, witchcraft books and spells, wicked witch, trouble in mudbug, banana cream pie murder, a panicked premonition, victoria laurie, charlaine harris, karen cantwell, densie grover swank, victoria laurie, madison johns, barbara annino, jana deleon, lynn cahoon, rose pressey, deanna chase, leighann dobbs, connie shelton, harper lin, tonya kappes, heist, best selling books, tess gerritsen, morgana best, crime, female sleuth, private investigators, cozy murder mystery, cozy mystery books, cozy mystery, cozies, paranormal cozy, humorous mystery, murder mystery, private detective, women sleuths, books, ebooks, general mystery, halloween books, joanne fluke, amanda m. lee, Pacific Northwest, mystery books, mystery novels, mystery novels sleuth, detective, urban fantasy, paranormal elements, quick read Paranormal Romance, Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Love, Action & Adventure, Magic, Fantasy, Cozy Mystery, Murder Mystery, Small Town Romance, Small Town Mystery witches, vampires and witches, superhero, paranormal fantasy, paranormal romance, supernatural, romance, mystery, superpowers, paranormal, series, superhero, paranormal fantasy, paranormal romance, mystery, superpowers, paranormal, series, fantasy vampires, vampire series, supernatural, paranormal, coming of age, genetic engineering, science fiction, mash ups, vampires, romance, werewolf, fantasy, horror, mystery, occult, urban, paranormal, paranormal romance, fantasy witches, shapeshifter wolf romance, dystopian, demon, werewolf romance, vampires, vampire series, supernatural, paranormal, science fiction, strong female lead fantasy, strong female characters, demons and devils, shapeshifter wolf romance, gothic, lycan, colleen cross, Rhonda Hopkins, lily webb, emery belle

Seeking Sickness

Author: Alan Cassels

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771000325

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 907

Argues that medical screening exploits people's fears, exaggerates the benefits of being screened, and downplays the damage.

Her Betrothal

Author: Alice Wilde

Publisher: Red Empress Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 193

View: 8664

Three trapped shifters. A princess destined to rule. One man standing in her way. The king is dying, and I’ve been tasked with saving the kingdom. But, I'm not sure I want to. My name is Annalise, and I am the sole heir to the kingdom. Problem is, women aren’t allowed to rule. Thanks to an outdated decree my father has refused to amend, he’s promised my hand in marriage to a man I’ve only just heard of, without my consent. The whole court seems to be under the spell of my betrothed, and I’m the only one who can see through his outward beauty to the evil within. Now, I only have a few weeks to find a way out, or end up married to the brute. I have no idea how I’ll do it… until I meet them. My pets. My leopards. My strengths three-fold. HER BETROTHAL is a full-length slow-burn fantasy romance novel and the first in the Royal Shifters series. The Complete Royal Shifters Series Book One: Her Betrothal Book Two: Her Highlander Book Three: Her Viking Book Four: Her Warrior Book Five: Her Prophecy