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The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir
by Ariel Levy

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER •  <b>“This Year’s Must-Read Memoir” (<i>W</i> magazine) about the choices a young woman makes in her search for adventure, meaning, and love</b><br /></b><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /> <b><i>Vogue</i> • <i>Time</i> • <i>Esquire</i> • <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> • <i>The Guardian</i> • <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> • <i>Library Journal</i> • NPR </b><br /><br /> All her life, Ariel Levy was told that she was too fervent, too forceful, too much. As a young woman, she decided that becoming a writer would perfectly channel her strength and desire. She would be a professional explorer—“the kind of woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Levy moved to Manhattan to pursue her dream, and spent years of adventure, traveling all over the world writing stories about unconventional heroines, following their fearless examples in her own life.<br /><br /> But when she experiences unthinkable heartbreak, Levy is forced to surrender her illusion of control. In telling her story, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of the shifting forces in American culture, of what has changed and what has remained. And of how to begin again.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i></b><br /><br />“Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />“Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”<b>—David Sedaris</b><br /><br /> “Beautifully crafted . . . This book is haunting; it is smart and engaging. It was so engrossing that I read it in a day.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /> </i></b>“Levy’s wise and poignant memoir is the voice of a new generation of women, full of grit, pathos, truth, and inspiration. Being in her presence is energizing and ennobling. Reading her deep little book is inspiring.”<b><i><b>—<i>San Francisco Book Review</i></b><br /></i></b><br />“Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity. And she deploys prose to match, raw and agile. She plumbs the commotion deep within and takes the measure of her have-it-all generation.”<b>—<i>The Atlantic</i></b><br /><br />“Cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie. You’ll laugh, ugly cry, and finish it before the weekend’s over.”<b>—<i>theSkimm</i></b>
Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Cen...
by Peter Hince

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 27, 2011

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Imagine being alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and being there as they perform at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Peter Hince didn't have to imagine: for more than a decade, he lived a life that other people can only dream of as he worked with Queen as head of their road crew. In 1973, Queen was the support act for Mott the Hoople, for whom Peter was a roadie. Back then, Queen had to content themselves with being second on the bill and the world had not yet woken up to the flamboyant talent of Freddie Mercury. Peter started working full time for Queen just as they were making A Night at the Opera, the album which catapulted them to international stardom. In this intimate and affectionate book, Peter recalls the highlights of his years with the band. He was with Freddie when he composed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'; he was responsible for making sure that Freddie's stage performances went without a hitch - and was often there to witness his famed tantrums! He was also party to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band. Many books have been written about Queen and Freddie Mercury but this is the first real insider's story. Packed with the author's own exclusive photographs, this warm and witty book will entertain and inform. It is a must-read for any music fan.
Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.</p><p><strong>“</strong>Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be <em>cool</em>, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read <em>Vogue</em>, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”</p><p>In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (<em>Sweet Valley High</em>) of color (<em>The Help</em>) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (<em>Girls, Django in Chains</em>) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.</p><p><em>Bad Feminist</em> is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.</p>
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon

Language

English

Pages

976

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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<B>From the National Book Award–winning author of <I>The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression </I>comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In <I>Far from the Tree, </I>Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.</B> <BR><BR>Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter. <BR><BR>All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent. <BR><BR>Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, <I>Far from the Tree </I>explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance—all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.
The Cunnilinguist: How To Give And Receive Great Oral Sex: Top t...
by Alex B Porter

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p><strong>Going down. Eating out. Rug-munching. Speaking in tongues. No matter what you call cunnilingus, talking about it is sometimes uncomfortable and awkward—Until now.</strong></p><p>The Cunnilinguist is a refreshingly modern guide to oral sex with a sense of humor. Written by a woman with experience at both ends of the tongue, this guide will build your confidence in giving —or receiving— oral sex.</p><p><strong>Valentine's month launch promo:</strong> $0.99 - increasing over the month to $6.99 (promo also in €EUR & £GBP)</p><h2>How to Give <em><u>and Receive</u></em> Great Oral Sex</h2><p>Did you know that lesbians report more orgasms than straight women and receiving oral sex can double a woman's chance of orgasm? Those are two findings from a large research study into the differences in orgasm frequency among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women. However, fear not; The Cunnilinguist has you covered.</p><h3>Read #TheCunnilinguist and...</h3><p>You'll learn tested tips, tricks and techniques that any giver <em><u>or receiver</u> </em>can try. <em>The Cunnilinguist: How To Give And Receive Great Oral Sex</em> has insights and tips for readers from beginner to advanced, single to married, and regardless of gender or sexual orientation.</p><h3>You'll learn tips about how to:</h3><ul><li>Find and use pleasure points</li><li>Move from foreplay to oral sex</li><li>Overcome fears and insecurities</li><li>Make sex safe, hygienic and fun</li></ul><h3>You'll learn next-level tips on how to:</h3><ul><li>Change up your positions</li><li>Use fingers, vibrators and dildos</li><li>Incorporate roleplay or power play</li><li>Spark intimacy before, during and after oral sex</li></ul><p><strong>And you'll learn what not to do!</strong></p><p>The Cunnilinguist includes the latest scientific research alongside firsthand advice from a woman with experience on both ends of the tongue.</p><h3>Edited and Foreword by sexuality educator Susan Harper, PhD</h3><p>Selected excerpts below:</p><p><em>What this book has turned out to be is even more exciting that I had ever hoped. Working closely with Alex to craft a guidebook that could be used by anyone who wants to learn to give or receive good cunnilingus, regardless of gender, has been an adventure. I especially loved that this book focuses on the experience of oral sex for both the giver and the receiver.</em></p><p><em>I love that with The Cunnilinguist, Alex has chosen to open up the discussion to anyone who wants to give oral sex to someone with a vulva, and anyone with a vulva who wants to receive. There's such a need for writing about sex that recognizes trans, nonbinary, and intersex people, and I think this book does an elegant (and fun) job of broadening the conversation beyond cisgender bodies.</em></p><p><em>The Cunnilinguist is the kind of book I wish I'd had available to my Sociology of Sexuality students. It manages to be both informative and well-researched while also being a fun, irreverent frolic. The description of the vaginal / vulvar / clitoral anatomy is worth the cover price alone, given how many people who possess these structures don't know what they're called or how they work.</em></p><p><em>This refreshingly modern guide takes the business of giving and receiving pleasure seriously, but never takes itself too seriously. It's full of orgasm-inducing tips and techniques for both giver and receiver, presented with equal doses of good humor and practical, usable information.</em></p><p><em><strong>—Susan Harper PhD</strong></em></p><h2>The Ultimate Gift</h2><p>Could this be the ultimate gift for your partner? Regardless of gender, sexuality or relationship status, if you're someone who would like to improve your experience of giving or (and?!) receiving cunnilingus this <em>"refreshingly modern guide"</em> might just be the pleasure-inducing gift you're looking for! Read it, gift it and have fun using it! :) #TheCunnilinguist
Living Out Sexuality and Faith: Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay ...
by Joseph N. Goh

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

December 15, 2017

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<P>Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on ‘Western’ expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes to the wider scholarship on queer subjects by drawing on actual lived experiences of self-identifying gay and bisexual men in Malaysia. It discusses what we can learn from the realities of their lives that intersect with their religious, spiritual, theological or humanistic values in an Asian context. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Analysed within the critical frameworks of queer theory and queer sexual theology, this study divulges the meanings ascribed to sexual identities and practices, as well as conceptualisations of masculinity, sexual desire, love and intimate physical connections. It also lays bare the complex negotiations between gender, desire and spirit, and how they can affect one another.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Tying fascinating case studies and underexplored Asian theologies with wider conversations around sexuality and faith, this book will be of significant interest to scholars working in religious studies, theology, queer studies, sexuality studies and Asian studies. </P>
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Ser...
by Audre Lorde

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 04, 2012

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<b>Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, <i>Sister Outsider </i>celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. </b><br /><br />In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published. <br /><br />These landmark writings are, in Lorde's own words, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is...”<br /><br />“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.” <b>—<i>New York Times </i></b>
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Strai...
by Alan Downs

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 05, 2012

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<b>A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it<br /><br /></b>In <i>The Velvet Rage</i>, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. <i>The Velvet Rage</i> is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.<b><br /></b>
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
by Amy Ellis Nutt

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.</b><br /><b><br />Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s <i>Supergirl</i></b><br /><br />When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo a wrenching transformation of their own, the effects of which would reverberate through their entire community. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this story and tells it with unflinching honesty, intimacy, and empathy. In her hands, <i>Becoming Nicole </i>is more than an account of a courageous girl and her extraordinary family. It’s a powerful portrait of a slowly but surely changing nation, and one that will inspire all of us to see the world with a little more humanity and understanding.<br /><br /><b>Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by <i>People </i>• One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>and <i>Men’s Journal</i> • A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction • Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction</b><br /><br />“Fascinating and enlightening.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />“If you aren’t moved by <i>Becoming Nicole,</i> I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br />“Exceptional . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />“A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“<i>Becoming Nicole</i> is a miracle. It’s the story of a family struggling with—and embracing—a transgender child. But more than that, it’s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory.”<b>—Jennifer Finney Boylan, former co-chair of GLAAD and author of <i>She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders</i></b>
The Trio: MMM First Time Hockey Romance
by Van Cole

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<h2>Secrets Are Easy To Keep Between Two... But What About Between Three </h2><br /><br />Hockey ace Anton is going places, when Bailey Scott literally crash lands in his life. But Anton is hiding a secret which threatens to explode, when rookie player Bailey is added to it. Together with strong, silent type, Christoff, he has kept his sexuality under wraps for years.<br /><br />But Bailey doesn’t do private. Or discreet. Or anything that involves staying on the right side of the law. Despite the chaos Bailey brings to their lives, the pair are powerless to stop him, as his sheer force consumes them. <br /><br />Before long, the trio are thrust into a hot and dangerous affair, which threatens to overwhelm all of them. With trouble hot on his heels, it is down to Anton and Christoff to rein in their young lover, when catastrophe looms.<br /><br />Will they stand by Bailey when the chips are down or go back to their safe life of comfort?<br />

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