Brando Unzipped

Author: Darwin Porter

Publisher: Blood Moon Productions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780974811826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 668

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Author: Lois Greiman

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440335558

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9816

ANALYZE THIS . . . Chrissy McMullen has made a career leap, all the way from slinging drinks at Chicago’s most notorious nightclub to dispensing psychotherapy from her sleek new practice in L.A. Even if she can’t quite shed her too-loud, too-curvy alter ego–or the brawling family that insists on claiming kinship. So when her most famous client, buff football star “Bomber” Bomstad, starts chasing her around her desk and getting, well . . . unzipped . . . Christina gets just a little miffed–until Bomber has the bad manners to drop dead at her feet. Enter Jack Rivera, a no-nonsense detective with a grim attitude and a great butt, who’s determined to prove this cocktail-waitress-turned-shrink was engaging in some very unethical behavior. Persuading Rivera that she’s not a murderer isn’t going to be easy. Plunging headfirst into a city full of people in need of some serious therapy, Chrissy will have to use all her street smarts, a good deal of sex appeal, and a little love to clear her name–and cancel an appointment with a killer. Praise for Unzipped “Lois Greiman is a modern day Dorothy Sayers. Witty as hell, yet talented enough to write like an angel with a broken wing.”—Kinky Friedman, author of Ten Little New Yorkers “This is an amazingly good book with tons of twists and turns. And it's funny. Chrissy's internal thoughts are hilarious, as are the situations she gets herself into. Plus, the sexual tension between Chrissy and Rivera spices things up but never detracts from the pacing. Greiman has put out a winner that will hopefully become a series.”—Romantic Times, Top Pick

Unzipped Genes

Author: Martine Aliana Rothblatt

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566395540

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 3870

Rothblatt, an international high-tech lawyer and a transsexual, explains the technology of the Human Genome Project in plain language and proposes a code of ethics to guide childbirth decisions in the new world of biotechnology. For general readers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Biotechnology Unzipped

Author: A Joseph Henry Press book,Eric S. Grace

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309130752

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 379

"Biotechnology" may raise more hope and fear...revelation and confusion...excitement and alarm than any other term in today's headlines. In Biotechnology Unzipped, scientist and skilled science popularizer Eric Grace helps readers understand what biotechnology is and what implications it holds for all of us. Grace offers a reader-friendly explanation of how we came to where we are--from the coining of the word "cell" in 1665 through Darwin's breakthrough insight on evolution and the unraveling of the DNA helix to the 1997 announcement of the cloning of Dolly the sheep. This book uses everyday metaphors to help readers understand the genetic code and how it works to produce every form of life. Grace deals frankly with the reality that biotechnology is first and foremost a commercial activity. Focusing on the ethical implications, he looks at the scope of public opinion, the role of the media, the vulnerability of the poor to exploitation, and the problem of patenting life itself. Grace explores the promises and realities of biotechnology in major arenas: The human body. The medical industry is today's biggest customer for biotechnology, and Grace presents its application as a continuum from the earliest experiments with skin grafting in the 1800s. He reports on the progress of gene therapy and other medical marvels--yet Grace argues that high-tech medicine does not guarantee longer, healthier lives any more than high-tech weapons guarantee world peace. The farm. Is biotechnology the answer to world hunger or is it self-serving rhetoric from agribusiness? Grace explores the reality between these two points of view through examples, including the controversy over bovine growth hormone, increased use of herbicides and pesticides, and genetic modification of plants. The environment. Biotechnology Unzipped looks at the promise of microbes cleaning up pollutants such as the Exxon Valdez spill. Alternate Selection, Newbridge Science Book Club


Author: Sheri Arcuria

Publisher: Sheri Arcuria

ISBN: 1691730386

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 169

View: 5030

Being overweight, you are judged on a daily basis because of how you are on the outside and rarely ever because of whom you are on the inside. I had visions of walking into a party and people staring at me. A zipper appears close to my chest and I unzipped it and a skinny person was revealed to the surprise of everyone in the room. I was finally exposing my true inner being and no longer hiding or surrounding myself in “fat.”. We also unzip when we are about to do something intimate and personal. We unzip for the purpose of changing, exposing or releasing in some form. In order to be your true self, you have to have the courage to expose yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. We all have a story that is being written daily. Characters come and go for the purpose of moving the story along. Some scenes are sad and dark, some are comical and light. We hold the pen and dictate where we want to take our audience watching.. Some of us choose to keep it to ourselves and some of us want to use it as an opportunity to help and inspire others. I am the latter.. This is my story…


Author: Suzi Quatro

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444728199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3898

You've seen Suzi Q, the feature documentary about legendary 70s rocker Suzi Quatro. Now read Unzipped, the story of how Little Susie from Detroit grew up to become an international superstar musician - as told by the glam rock sensation herself. The glam rock icon behind such hits as 'Can the Can', 'Devil Gate Drive' and 'Your Mamma Won't Like Me' has sold over 50 million records worldwide and has worked, partied and rocked out with legendary figures such as Noddy Holder, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop. Suzi Quatro's transformation from girl to glam rocker was fuelled by huge talent, determination, hard work and a fabulous sense of humour, but it wasn't easy. In Unzipped, Quatro tells her story of life behind the scenes and in the thick of it as one of the first major break-out female rock bassists. Later, she went on to Hollywood to join the cast of Happy Days, juggling her acting and music career with a turbulent personal life and constant touring around the world. Through it all, she never lost her passion to perform or her sense of adventure. Suzi Quatro remembers it all in this brilliantly personal and funny book, a thrilling account of a life lived going hell for leather.


Author: Nicki Reed

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921921358

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8004

Peta Wheeler measures time differently now. Before the couch. After the couch. Before the couch, Peta knew who she was. A 34-year-old information-dissemination professional, married to the man of her dreams and thinking about motherhood. She'd never been late for work, drunk beer or kissed a stranger. After the couch, Peta hits a cyclist, tries to get pregnant, tries to make sure she isn't pregnant, avoids her husband and family and friends and colleagues, drinks too much coffee, and falls in love with a girl. And that's just the first week. Nicki Reed was born in 1968, and lives in Melbourne with her husband and three sons. She says writing Unzipped, her first novel, was the best fun she ever had. 'Reed is a very good writer. Intelligent, sure of herself and emotive without going overboard. There are some truly lovely descriptive passages and a lot of snappy, reads-like-real-life dialogue. I hope straight women don't feel embarrassed about buying this book. It's not lesbian erotica, it's just a love story, minus a man.' Sunday Star Times 'The writing is reminiscent of a Bridget Jones style, albeit without the diary entries. The quirky humour is there as are the lists of dos and don'ts and the moments of hilarious humility. This is a light fun easy read with genuine erotic passages that should delight most women readers.' Readings Monthly 'Hilarious, intelligent, snappy and sassy: Unzipped is a knockout.' Toni Jordan 'Unzipped is like every girl-meets-boy story, but better. Oh, and it's girl-mets-girl.' Jessica Rudd 'Unzipped is a mix of Mills & Boon, the raunchy 50 Shades series and comedy. It's romantic, detailed and more than naughty enough that it should be kept out of the reach of young readers.' Dominion Post Weekend 'This is chick lit—perhaps that should be les lit—with a bit of class.' Saturday Age 'First-time novelist Nicki Reed writes with an assured voice and Unzipped has a singular charm all on its own.' Saturday Age 'This entertaining sexual romp comedy is enhanced by the personalities of BJ, who knows herself almost too well for one so young and Peta's mouthy sister Ruby, who will steal the show when the movie version gets made.' Booktopia BUZZ


Author: Sunday Antai

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449718795

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 3567

Hardly are there any issues in life that are more emotive and contentious than religion. Part of the reason for this is that rarely do any two religions agree on most of their teachings about deity and humanity: there is so much divisiveness and mutual distrust. Christianity is not spared these mutual acrimony and disaffection, even within itself. Thus, there are inside it such characterizations as Orthodox, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, etc, with each claiming superiority of spirituality over and above one another, and citing portions of the Bible to argue its positions. But this has erected confusion in the minds of many, who find it difficult to dissect what are right or wrong doctrines in the face of one group of Christians accepting certain practices or beliefs, while another group condemns the same things. Unzipped! traces these doctrinal crises, in part, to misrepresentation of the two parts of the Bible: Old and New Testaments, submitting that biblical Christianity is all about what Christ and His disciples taught and practiced. In other words, it posits that if Christ and His apostles did not teach or practice a doctrine, Christians do not have to bother about it. The book challenges all who call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to look up to, and live for Him, as the author and finisher of their faith. It therefore contends that biblical Christianity, as opposed to its religious version, does not admit of syncretism.


Author: Courtney Weaver

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385494298

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 356

View: 7751

A witty, lively study of sex in the 1990s sheds new light on the complexities and confusions of intimate relationships in modern America, in a tantalizing collection of real-life experiences and reminiscences.

Genesis Unzipped

Author: Lucio Licciardello

Publisher: Lucio Licciardello

ISBN: 0994236107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 8156

Why can neither science nor religion alone explain Earth’s beginnings? How is it that man came to be the ruling species on our planet? If we can’t explain some of humanity’s past, what do we know of our future? Genesis Unzipped asks big questions about the origins of humanity and the universe, and gives answers based on years of author Lucio Licciardello’s personal research. By mixing modern science and the author’s own theories with existing theories about the Book of Genesis; ancient aliens; and Babylonian and Sumerian texts, a retelling of Earth’s history emerges. By looking in new ways at our past, we can look in new ways at what our future might be.