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Can't Buy Me Love: A wild coming of age journey through the swing...
by Martin Humphries

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

November 18, 2017

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<b>It’s the sixties, and London might be swinging, but not for our girl Edith. Raised in a miserable home full of anger and hate, life for poor Edith seems to hold little hope. But she finds plenty when she teams up with her older gay cousin, Ronnie, who makes her his mission with a plan to re-shape her into the fabulous young woman he knows she deserves to be.</b><br /><br />Once free of her father and her weak, defenseless mother, her transformation is swift and dramatic. Suddenly, life is an exciting adventure, full of twists and turns, as Edith’s coming of age becomes a roller-coaster ride of glorious highs and frightening lows, including a father who comes back to haunt her. But where will it take her, and how will it end? Who will win, and who will lose?<br /><br />‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ is the first of six volumes in the ‘The Cost of Loving’ Series. If you like stories of success over adversity, family dramas and sexual diversity, then you will love Martin Humphries’ bitter-sweet voyage of discovery through some of the most exciting years in living memory. Years chock full of changes of every kind, when being gay usually spelt trouble with a capital T.<br /><br /><b>Start traveling this fascinating journey through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s today by buying ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, and follow Edith through London, Europe and Hollywood, over two decades, as she matures from troubled teenager to famous beauty.</b><br />
I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It (FREE PREVIEW ES...
by Jess Kimball Leslie

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<div><b>"Get off your phone and read Jess Kimball Leslie's funny book!"<br />---Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's <i>Watch What Happens Live<br /></i></b><em><br /></em><b>I LOVE MY COMPUTER BECAUSE MY FRIENDS LIVE IN IT is a hilarious memoir of growing up in the early days of the Internet and celebrating technology's role in our lives.</b><em><br /><br /></em>Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late '80s and early '90s, Jess Kimball Leslie looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn't find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; interns trudging through similarly soul-crushing media jobs. Through effortlessly comedic storytelling and looks at tech through the ages (with photos!), Jess takes you on a journey through the hilarious times that technology and the Internet changed her life.<br /><br />From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, Jess's essays paint a clear picture: That each of us has a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on. </div>
Blue Planet Blues Vol. 1 Hitchhiking the Psychedelic Matrix: The ...
by Holly Avila

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May 15, 2018

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Travel back in time on a journey through the free love '70's. Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.<br /><br />In this opening chapter of the series, we are introduced to Holly's pursuit of truth after rebelling against her cloistered life & upbringing with a midwestern military family. Through her love affairs, philosophical musings & psychedelic experimentation we are brought on a journey around the continent as a reflection of her internal search for answers. Why have I never felt at home? Why did my mother give me up? Why do I feel incomplete without a lover? Why does the 'real world' seem so unreal to me?<br /><br /><br /><br />Holly Avila is an artist, author & musician who has been writing & performing songs since the 1970s. Her love of folk music led her to Greenwich Village, NYC where she formed the bands NY Frets & later Wheels, playing the tri-state country-bluegrass-blues circuit for 12 years. In 1986, Variety wrote, "The city came through vividly in the lyrics, but her deep-rooted singing was pure country like maple syrup poured over a stack of flapjacks." Her music found its way to the big screen in 1987 when Wheel's song "Trying Very Hard" appeared in the feature film Kandyland. <br /><br />Holly later joined the Juggernaut String Band in Pennsylvania while raising her children. They performed around the Delaware Water Gap area & appeared on the main stage of the Philly Folk Festival in 2000. She then went on to form her own world fusion project Blue Planet / Planeta Azul to explore her interest in Latin American folk forms, multi-cultural influences & psychedelic rock. Global Rhythm Magazine selected her Cumbia "Querida De Mi Alma" for their November 2006 Global Rhythm on Disc compilation. In 2009 she released her debut album "Mountains Back Home" on all digital streaming platforms, defining Blue Planet's new sound of Pan-American Fusion. <br /><br />In 2011 Holly drove cross-country to Baja California, Mexico where she wrote & recorded her upcoming project “West Coast Bound” EP which is due to be released in fall of 2018.<br /><br />
Erika and Klaus Mann in New York: Escape from the Magic Mountain ...
by Andrea Weiss

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English

Pages

36

Publication Date

December 20, 2012

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<div>This is the riveting tale of two brave nonconformists whose dramatic lives open up new perspectives on the history of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann’s two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were unconventional, rebellious, and fiercely devoted to each other. Empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept up in fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. In 1936, they fled to the United States and chose New York as their new adopted home. From the start, the two were embroiled by the literary and intellectual life, political turmoil, and shifting sexual mores of their times. Andrea Weiss engages their struggles, their friendships (Maurice Wertheim and Annemarie Schwarzenbach, among them), and their liaisons, as the siblings try to adapt to their new lives, all while introducing their work to an American audience for the first time.</div><br /><br />
Re: Coming Out to Play: Readers Respond to Robbie's Story
by Penguin Books

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English

Pages

28

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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In his memoir, <i>Coming Out To Play</i>, Robbie Rogers told the story of his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy. Since it was published, he has recieved letters from countless readers from all walks of life, all across the world, telling him how he has given them hope and that after reading his story, they felt compelled to share their own.<br /><br /><i>RE: Coming Out To Play</i> is a collection of ten of these stories. They show both the acceptance and love that so many recieve as they come out, but also that there are many who still struggle with the fear that they will be rejected if they reveal the truth about themselves. This is why Rogers has collected these letters: to show those suffering in silence that they are not alone.
Nulla Fallisce (Italian Edition)
by AL

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Italian

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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Un viaggio nel tempo intenso, doloroso, straniante, onirico, commovente; un self coaching involontario. Il racconto del protagonista si vive attraverso momenti, istantanee ed episodi che ricostruiscono le tracce del percorso per ammettere e accettare di essere gay prima, e amarsi e innamorarsi poi. Sullo sfondo, ma con un ruolo da coprotagonisti, canzoni, film, telefilm e romanzi contestualizzano il periodo tra 1983 e il 2011. È un romanzo intimo, il percorso di un'anima moderna.
4 Picks of Poison
by , B. F.

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English

Pages

12

Publication Date

October 03, 2013

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A collection of relationship memories that changed the life of B.F.

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