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A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who ...
by Matt Hranek

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<DIV>“I’ve paged through stacks of books on the history of watches. . . . But I hadn’t come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up <I>A Man and His Watch</I>. The volume is filled with heartfelt stories.”<BR /><I><B>—T: The New York Times Style Magazine</B></I><BR /><BR /> Paul Newman wore his Rolex Daytona every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. JFK’s Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren’s watch purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex worn during the first-ever summit of Mt. Everest . . . these and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in <I>A Man and His Watch</I>. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece. Through these intimate accounts and Hranek’s storytelling, the watches become more than just timepieces and status symbols; they represent historical moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, family mementos, gifts of affection, and lifelong friendships.</DIV>
The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You N...
by Jon Bonne

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful?<br /> <br />Now, becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to forget all the useless, needlessly complicated stuff the “experts” have been telling you. In <i>The New Wine Rules</i>, acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know in simple, beautifully illustrated, easy-to-digest tidbits. And the news is good! For example: A wine’s price rarely reflects its quality. You can drink rosé any time of year. Don’t save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day.
Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beve...
by Paul Hartford

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

December 11, 2014

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A down-and-out musician chops off his hair to become a server at the top of the Hollywood food chain, discovering a cloistered world of money, fame, bad behavior and intrigue.<br /><br />Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary 5-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.<br /><br />Of the many millions of food service workers around the globe, only a tiny number ever ascend to a top-level position at a world-renowned restaurant catering to iconic celebrities, moguls and politicians. As one of those select few, Paul ("Pauli") Hartford is the first waiter to open the door into a cloistered, coveted world of money, fame, bad behavior and intrigue. He peels back the veneer of civility and culture at the nation's most preeminent celebrity hangout, the Cricket Room, in Beverly Hills, California. He exposes the epic human foibles of its elite clientele, the dining room's corrupt corporate culture, its clandestine culinary practices, and the heartbreaking struggles of its beleaguered waitstaff.<br /><br /><br />This keenly-observed story also traverses Pauli's ten-year evolution from a jaded, party-hungry rock musician who moonlights as a bartender, into a snobbish and pretentious waiter, and finally into a polished and sophisticated server who takes his job so seriously that it drives him to the brink of illness. Pauli finds himself at first seduced by his famous guests' glamour and self-indulgence, then accustomed to it, and finally appalled by it.<br /><br /><br /><br />For obvious reasons, some details and specifics about the real Cricket Room have been cleverly disguised, but discerning readers will easily connect the dots.<br />
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi ...
by Hitomi Shida

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>In the <i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.</b> <br /><br />Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: <ul><li> cables</li><li> popcorn stitches</li><li> twisted stitches</li><li> edgings </li><li> and many more…</li></ul>A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include:<ul><li> A classic hat made using large patterns</li><li> An elegant scarf in lacy patterns</li><li> The ever-popular fingerless mittens</li><li> Thick socks that can be made using various patterns</li><li> A feminine collar using round stitching</li><li> And much more!</li> </ul><i>Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible</i> represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror...
by Grady Hendrix

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s</b><br />  <br /> Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next <i>Exorcist </i>or <i>Rosemary’s Baby</i>. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like <b>V. C. Andrews</b> and <b>R. L. Stine</b>, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.
The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition: A Year in the L...
by Nikki Sixx

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 18, 2007

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In honor of the ten-year anniversary of<i> The Heroin Diaries</i>, Nikki Sixx’s definitive and bestselling memoir on drug addiction is reissued with exclusive new content. This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki’s yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by twenty percent in the past year alone, Nikki’s story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate are now more relevant than ever.<BR><BR>When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn’t any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn’t do. He spent days—sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers—in a coke- and heroin-fueled daze.<BR> <BR>The highs were high, and Nikki’s journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.<BR> <BR>Here, Nikki shares the diary entries—some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre—of those dark times. Joining him are Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Bob Rock, and a host of ex-managers, ex-lovers, and more.<BR> <BR>Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving,<i> The Heroin Diaries </i>follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.
Call Me Walt: Everything You Never Knew About Walt Disney
by Jim Korkis

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 12, 2017

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<h2>Finally ... The Real Walt Disney</h2><p>In the half century since his death, Walt Disney has picked up a lot of biographical baggage. Fans see him as a saint, critics as a fraud. Was he kindly Uncle Walt, or a racist, rapacious tycoon? Disney historian Jim Korkis puts the rumors to rest.</p><p>The story of Walt Disney has been told many times. He's been portrayed as an "American original", an "animated man", and a "dark prince." Walt <i>was</i> all of these things, and others besides. Who you get depends on who's telling the story.</p><p>In <i>Call Me Walt</i>, Korkis lets the story tell itself, through interviews, an examination of media reports, Walt Disney's own words, and a comprehensive analysis of the positives and the negatives, the facets and the flaws, that characterize everyone's life, famous or not.</p><p>Forget "Uncle Walt." Forget the "Dark Prince of Hollywood." Those are lazy labels for a man who remains fascinating because he can't be relegated to a role.</p><p>If you think you know Walt Disney, you probably don't.</p>
Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate
by Carolyn Porter

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<div><B>A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during World War II.</B><BR><BR>Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters and was immediately drawn to their beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters—they were in French—but she noticed all of them had been signed by a man named Marcel and mailed from Berlin to his family in France during the middle of World War II.<BR><BR>As Carolyn grappled with designing the font, she decided to have one of Marcel’s letters translated. Reading it opened a portal to a different time, and what began as mere curiosity quickly became an obsession with finding out why the letter writer, Marcel Heuzé, had been in Berlin, how his letters came to be on sale in a store halfway around the world, and, most importantly, whether he ever returned to his beloved wife and daughters after the war.<br /><BR><I>Marcel’s Letters</I> is the incredible story of Carolyn’s increasingly desperate search to uncover the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII, seeking answers across Germany, France, and the United States. Simultaneously, she continues to work on what would become the acclaimed P22 Marcel font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited almost seventy years to be reunited with his family.<BR></div>
A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
by Lisa Congdon

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves—with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women—including Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many more—who've found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand-lettered in Congdon's signature style. The perfect gift for women of all ages, <em>A Glorious Freedom</em> celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.
Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour
by Dita Von Teese

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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<p>From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (<em>Vanity Fair</em>) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime. Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art. Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters in this illustration and photography-filled opus.</p><p>In <em>Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour</em>, Dita and co-writer Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks. Among the hundreds of lavish color photographs, instructive step-by-step images and original illustrations by Adele Mildred, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark.</p>

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