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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir
by Daniel R. Day

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>“Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn’t just about fashion. It’s about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singular determination to live our dreams out loud.”—Ava DuVernay, director of <i>Selma</i>, <i>13th</i>, and <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i></b><br /><br /> With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own innovative, glamorous designs. But before he reinvented haute couture, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. In this remarkable memoir, he tells his full story for the first time.<br /><br /> Decade after decade, Dapper Dan discovered creative ways to flourish in a country designed to privilege certain Americans over others. He witnessed, profited from, and despised the rise of two drug epidemics. He invented stunningly bold credit card frauds that took him around the world. He paid neighborhood kids to jog with him in an effort to keep them out of the drug game. And when he turned his attention to fashion, he did so with the energy and curiosity with which he approaches all things: learning how to treat fur himself when no one would sell finished fur coats to a Black man; finding the best dressed hustler in the neighborhood and converting him into  a customer; staying open twenty-four hours a day for nine years straight to meet demand; and, finally, emerging as a world-famous designer whose looks went on to define an era, dressing cultural icons including Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Mike Tyson, Alpo Martinez, LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and Jay-Z.<br /><br /> By turns playful, poignant, thrilling, and inspiring, <i>Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem</i> is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than seventy years and set against the backdrop of an America where, as in the life of its narrator, the only constant is change.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem</i></b><br /><br />“Dapper Dan is a true one of a kind, self-made, self-liberated, and the sharpest man you will <i>ever</i> see. He is couture himself.”<b>—Marcus Samuelsson, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of<i> Yes, Chef</i></b><br /><br />“What James Baldwin is to American literature, Dapper Dan is to American fashion. He is the ultimate success saga, an iconic fashion hero to multiple generations, fusing street with high sartorial elegance. He is pure American style.”<b>—André Leon Talley, <i>Vogue</i> contributing editor and author</b>
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you’ll learn to:<br /><br /> • Shop smarter and more selectively<br />• Make the most of your budget<br />• Master outfit formulas and color palettes<br />• Tweak your wardrobe for work<br />• Assess garment fit and quality like a pro<br />• Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, <i>The Curated Closet</i> is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the S...
by Scott Adams

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<b>Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of <i>Dilbert</i> recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. </b><br /><br /> Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of <i>Dilbert</i>, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In<i> How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big</i>, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.<br /><br /> No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:<br /><br /> • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.<br /> • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy.<br /> • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.<br /> • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.<br /><br /> Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
Witchcraft: A Book of Shadow to Practicing Wiccan Magic with Trad...
by Lisa Magic

Language

English

Pages

122

Publication Date

July 12, 2019

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<h2>Are you fascinated by <u>spells and potions</u>? Do you want to understand what different symbols mean? Are you interested in learning more about <strong>the magic of the Moon, Sun, and elements</strong>?</h2><p><br /></p><h3>If your answer is ‘<strong>YES</strong>’ to any of the questions above, then this book is perfect for you. <em>Witchcraft</em><em>: A Book of Shadow to Practicing Wiccan Magic with Traditional and Contemporary Paths (Elemental Magic, Moon Magic, Wheel of the Year Magic)</em>is an essential book for those who seek the path of witchcraft and wish to broaden their vision and knowledge about this fascinating universe.</h3><p><br /></p><p>This book aims to be a source and reference for all who have found themselves lost amid so much distorted and misleading information about Wicca available today. It also features reflections on the more profound and controversial themes of Wicca for those seeking more advanced information on the many aspects and mysteries of modern witchcraft.</p><p><br /></p><p><em>Witchcraft</em> unveils the fascinating history of Witchcraft and shows why the popularity of the Wicca religion has grown so much. The book also dispels some of the dense mist surrounding Wicca and witchcraft, demystifying much of the stereotypes, folklore, and myths surrounding the ancient art and its practitioners, guiding you, in a simple way, to a greater understanding of the art.</p><p>In addition to a brief look at the history of witchcraft and Wicca, you will also discover:</p><p>·      The tools <u>you need to get started</u></p><p>·      <strong>How to create an altar</strong></p><p>·      The method for choosing which God and/or Goddess to worship</p><p>·      <u>The basics of rituals and spell casting</u></p><p>·      <strong>How to draw a magic circle</strong></p><p>·      A guide for how to celebrate Sabbats and Esbats, <strong>complete with rituals and recitations</strong></p><p>·      <u>And more!</u></p><p>Contrary to what people believe, witchcraft is not evil, it’s not about devil worship, and you certainly don’t have to be born a witch to become one. The author has lived and breathed Wicca for <u>more than 10 years</u>, so you can trust in the knowledge and wisdom you will receive.</p><h1>Scroll to the top of the page and select the <strong><em>buy now</em></strong> button!</h1>
Sketch Now, Think Later:Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Ti...
by Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<DIV><B>Boston-based urban artist Mike Daikubara gives beginners a crash course in location sketching that you can use in any city in <I>Sketch Now, Think Later</I>.</B><BR /><BR /> Everyone <B>wishes </B>they could sketch stylish scenes,<B> but busy lives</B> leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen to practicing. Many people give up on their potential hobby (and artistic outlet) because they feel they just don’t have the time to lay the groundwork. Here’s a secret though: you <I>do</I>! All you is a <B>strategy for incorporate sketching</B> into your daily life.<BR /><BR /><I>Sketch Now, Think Later</I> covers the <B>tools</B>, <B>techniques </B>and <B>tips </B>that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his<B> more than 15 years as a practicing artist</B>, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!</DIV>
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.
This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community--a Life in...
by Bobby Hundreds

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<p><b>The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himself</b></p><p>Streetwear occupies that rarefied space where genuine "cool" coexists with big business; where a star designer might work concurrently with Nike, a tattoo artist, Louis Vuitton, and a skateboard company. It’s the ubiquitous style of dress comprising hoodies, sneakers, and T-shirts. In the beginning, a few brands defined this style; fewer still survived as streetwear went mainstream. They are the OGs, the “heritage brands.” The Hundreds is one of those persevering companies, and Bobby Hundreds is at the center of it all.</p><p>The creative force behind the brand, Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, has emerged as a prominent face and voice in streetwear. In telling the story of his formative years, he reminds us that The Hundreds was started by outsiders; and this is truly the story of streetwear culture.</p><p>In <i>This Is Not a T-Shirt</i>, Bobby Hundreds cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create and tells the story of The Hundreds—with anecdotes ranging from his Southern California, punk-DIY-tinged youth to the brand’s explosive success. Both an inspiring memoir and an expert assessment of the history and future of streetwear, this is the tale of Bobby’s commitment to his creative vision and to building a real community.</p>
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraor...
by Ingrid Fetell Lee

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<div><div><b>Next Big Idea Club selection -- chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!"</b></div><div><b> </b></div><div><b><i><br /></i></b></div><div><b><i>Inc</i>'s "10 Most Inspiring Books of 2018"</b></div><div><b><i>Real Simple</i>'s "Best Books of 2018"</b></div><div><b><i>Elle</i>'s "29 Best Books of 2018" </b></div><div><b><i>TechCrunch</i>'s "Favorite Things of 2018"</b></div></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>"This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy."--Susan Cain, author of <i>Quiet</i> and founder of Quiet Revolution</b></div> <b><div><br /></div>Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life.</b><br /> <br />Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. <br /><br />We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? <br /><br />In <i>Joyful</i>, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives. <br />
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
by Austin Kleon

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<DIV><B>Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating.</B><BR /><BR /> In his previous books <I>Steal Like an Artist </I>and <I>Show Your Work!</I>, both <I>New York Times </I>bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life.<BR /><BR /> The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. <I>Keep Going</I> celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them.<BR /><BR /><I>Keep Going</I> and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.<BR />  </DIV>
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Editi...
by Betty Edwards

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 26, 2012

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<b>A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come.</b><br /><br /> Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes:<br /><br /> • a new introduction;<br /> • crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain;<br /> • new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.;<br /> • an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity;<br /> • and new reproductions of master drawings throughout

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