Summary of Gabrielle Union's We're Going to Need More Wine

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 35

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was constantly on the lookout for the Black Pitfalls. What would make me appear blacker. I only ate chicken with a knife and fork, and never in front of white people. I didn’t want to be seen as a potential threat. #2 I had to excel just to be seen as existing, and this was a lesson passed down from generation to generation. I was always chasing, always worrying about being exposed as the dumb black kid. #3 I was the only person to get in trouble for this conversation, and it came from Tarsha. I was not mad at her, but I was aware that I had done the wrong thing. I was afraid to take the risk of being black by standing next to her. #4 I was also very popular, and I used my popularity to get other people to do things for me. I would read the Tri-Valley Herald and the Valley Times, and I would read the Oakland Tribune in first period.

We're Going to Need More Wine

Author: Gabrielle Union

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062694006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root Chosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir “A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced.” — Lena Dunham, Lenny Letter In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real." In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

Operation Fury

Author: Susan Hayes

Publisher: Black Scroll Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1988446589

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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She's used to bringing death. Now she has to learn to live. Nyx was created to be the perfect killer. A cyborg assassin with violence encoded in her DNA. After years of tests, torments, and trials designed to push her to her breaking point, she’s survived by focusing on one thing – revenge. He broke the law to find her… and that was the easy part. Eric made a promise, and he intends to keep it. But freeing Nyx was supposed to bring him closure, not introduce him to the woman of his dreams. She’s beautiful, damaged, dangerous, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her from any threat, including herself.  Now she’s free, Nyx isn’t looking for a safe, comfortable life, not even if it comes with a man as sweet and sexy as Eric. She wants to make her captors pay for what they did to her…even if it costs her everything, including her chance at love… Keywords: Cyberpunk, space marine, alpha hero, redemption, revenge

Nova Force Boxset

Author: Susan Hayes

Publisher: Black Scroll Publications Ltd.


Category: Fiction

Page: 702

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Welcome to Nova Force. The last line of defense between the citizens of the galaxy and the corporations who believe that the laws are flexible, and everything is for sale, for the right price. This box set includes books 1-3 of the Drift: Nova Force Series: Operation Phoenix, Operation Cobalt, and Operation Fury. Book One: Operation Phoenix She was the love of his life. Walking away was supposed to keep her safe… Dax’s greatest regret is leaving the woman he loved. His only other regret – not being able to tell her how her brother died. Now, he lives by one rule: mission first. When Trinity re-appears as a suspect in his investigation, he must make a hard choice. Duty, or baring his soul to the woman he could never forget? Book Two: Operation Cobalt Protecting the doctor was part of his mission…falling in love with her wasn’t. Dante’s assignment should have been simple. Sneak onto a corporate controlled planet and find a missing medical team. Simple goes out the airlock when a beautiful woman charges headlong into his life. She’s one of the missing doctors, and the sexiest woman he’s ever seen. Keeping her alive won’t be easy. Keeping his distance will be even harder. Book Three: Operation Fury He broke the law to find her… and that was the easy part. Eric made a promise, and he intends to keep it. But freeing Nyx was supposed to bring him closure, not introduce him to the woman of his dreams. She’s beautiful, damaged, dangerous, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her from any threat, including herself.

Stolen Dreams

Author: Cheryl Bradshaw

Publisher: Pixie Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 63

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Easy to Hate

Author: Hannah Blowers

Publisher: Hannah Blowers


Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 8349

Brady Nichols hates his next-door neighbors. They're loud, obnoxious and always throwing parties. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, and maybe the letters he leaves on their door don't help matters much. But in his defense, he didn't expect one of them to write back. He certainly didn't expect to develop feelings for her. He also didn't expect to be magnetically pulled toward a mysterious woman he meets at the local diner. Now he's torn between them, and becoming closer to one means pushing the other away. When lies and misunderstandings drive him away from both women, he and his neighbor are ultimately able to put their differences aside and find common ground when it comes to one thing they firmly agree on—her roommate's boyfriend needs to go. Their plan to get rid of him could either bring peace among their units or destroy a friendship and create more chaos than either of them ever anticipated.

Season for Love

Author: Velvet Carter

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146034474X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2018

Is this love at last? Lark Randolph is ready to give up on men…especially after her last disastrous relationship! A business trip to Italy with designer Dash Migilio is the kind of getaway the Manhattan fashion tycoon really needs. As they explore Italy's vast countryside, dining in romantic cafés, the sinfully seductive younger millionaire awakens a desire that tempts Lark to cross the line from business…into pleasure. Dash has admired the beautiful businesswoman from afar. And now the charming Italian is reveling in the passionate side of his boss that he has just discovered. But once back in New York, it's business as usual—until a ruthless adversary threatens everything Lark has worked for. With both their futures on the line, can Dash convince her to take a chance on him—and them—before it's too late?

The Art of Showing Up

Author: Rachel Wilkerson Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1615196625

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5135

A modern roadmap to true connection—first by showing up for yourself and then for others—in an age of flakiness

Sunshine Beach

Author: Wendy Wax

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157192

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 569

In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life… There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix… After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki have banded together to make the most of what they have left, using their determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious beachfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong? Everything. With the cameras rolling, Maddie’s second-chance romance with her all-too-famous new boyfriend gets complicated, Avery struggles with grief over the loss of her mother, and Nikki’s reluctance to commit to the man who loves her could leave her to face the biggest challenge of her life. Even the hotel seems to be against them, when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder which just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again…


Author: Nicky J. Poole


ISBN: 1409206718


Page: 367

View: 6477

Divorced, dateless and about to become desperate, Roger tries his luck with a dating agency, hoping to find the perfect woman, one with a GSOH - a Great Sense of Humour - only to find someone starts slaughtering the women he meets, making him look more like a serial killer than a lady killer. Forced to go on the run from the police, to try to rescue the ladies still living after a night out with him, and to save his own skin - not necessarily in that order - Roger discovers that, not only does the course of true love never run smooth, sometimes even just dating can be murder."A terrific comic novel, utterly unputdownable.""A 'laugh out loud' kind of book."(Lulu Readers' reviews.)"I like the characters and I like the jaunty way the story moves along. Clever plot too."(Peter Guttridge, the Observer crime fiction critic.)