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The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens: A Memoir of the Beales, the Mays...
by , Tony Maietta

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April 25, 2018

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<p><em>The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens</em> is Jerry Torre’s touching and at times haunting memoir about his teenage days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary G<em>rey Gardens </em>and two feature-length films. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” and their bizarre and reclusive life of squalor amidst the tremendous wealth of East Hampton, the family bond that developed between Jerry and them, and the afternoon everything was turned upside down forever with the arrival of documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles.</p><p>What begins as a teenager coming upon what he assumed was an old, abandoned house takes on new dimensions when suddenly Edie appeared on the porch draped in a shower curtain with an apron tied around her head. “You must be the Marble Faun,” she told the stunned Jerry. Rather than chasing him away as he at first feared, she invited Jerry to meet her mother upstairs.</p><p>So begins a strange and unusually close friendship with the two women as Jerry takes on the task of volunteer gardener of their estate, often sleeping nights in their living room and staying out of the way of mother-daughter arguments. <em>The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens</em> is Jerry’s look back on the filming of <em>Grey Gardens</em> but also how the notoriety the movie achieved changed his life along with the Beales’s as their private world was shared with audiences everywhere.</p>
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and...
by Tony Kushner

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English

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361

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January 16, 2014

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<div>A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.</div>
The Ethics of Ambiguity
by Simone de Beauvoir

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English

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192

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May 08, 2018

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<DIV><B>From the groundbreaking author of <I>The </I><I>Second Sex </I>comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom.</B><BR /><BR /> In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s <I>The Ethics of Ambiguity</I> simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former’s deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. <BR /><BR /><I>The Ethics of Ambiguity</I> is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.</DIV><DIV><BR />  </DIV>
Queer: A Graphic History
by Meg-John Barker

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English

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176

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September 08, 2016

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<b>'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' <i>Vice</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br />Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.<br /><br /><br /><br />From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.<br /><br /><br /><br />Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s ‘normal’ – Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media. <br /><br /><br /><br />Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.
My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the ...
by Abraham Verghese

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English

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352

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November 15, 2016

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The memoir and first book from the author of the beloved <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Cutting for Stone</i>.<BR><BR>Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern American life. But when the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, a crisis that had once seemed an “urban problem” had arrived in the town to stay.<BR> <BR>Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Verghese became by necessity the local AIDS expert, soon besieged by a shocking number of male and female patients whose stories came to occupy his mind, and even take over his life. Verghese brought a singular perspective to Johnson City: as a doctor unique in his abilities; as an outsider who could talk to people suspicious of local practitioners; above all, as a writer of grace and compassion who saw that what was happening in this conservative community was both a medical and a spiritual emergency.<BR> <BR>Out of his experience comes a startling but ultimately uplifting portrait of the American heartland as it confronts—and surmounts—its deepest prejudices and fears.
Backstairs Billy: The Life of William Tallon, the Queen Mother's ...
by Tom Quinn

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English

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272

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March 17, 2015

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<p><em>"William Tallon was a creature of extremes: though intensely loyal, he was also a dangerous risk-taker; though charming, he could also be vicious; though considerate and amusing, he could be ruthless and predatory. For much of his life he was driven by two demons: a powerful sex drive and an intense, almost pathological love for the Queen Mother…”</em></p><p><br /></p><p>From humble beginnings as a shopkeeper’s son in Coventry to ‘Page of the Backstairs’ at Clarence House, William Tallon, or ‘Backstairs Billy’ as he came to be known, entered royal service at the age of fifteen. Over the next fifty years, he became one of the most notorious and flamboyant characters ever to have graced the royal household - the one servant the Queen Mother just could not do without. While others came and went, he remained by her side, becoming one of her most trusted friends and confidants.</p><p><br /></p><p>The fascinating life story of the man who spent more than half a century working for one of the world’s most elusive institutions, Backstairs Billy provides a rare glimpse of what the royals really get up to behind closed doors…</p>
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
by Jeanette Winterson

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English

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242

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March 06, 2012

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<div>Jeanette Winterson’s novels have establishing her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally bestselling first novel, <I>Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit</I>, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is now often required reading in contemporary fiction.<br /><BR><I>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</I> is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It's a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in an north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the Universe as Cosmic Dustbin.<BR><BR>It is the story of how a painful past that Jeanette thought she'd written over and repainted rose to haunt her, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother.<br /><BR>Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, <I>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</I> is a tough-minded search for belonging—for love, identity, home, and a mother.</div>
The Secret Trilogy: Three Novels... One Epic Love Story
by Francine Saint Marie

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English

Pages

638

Publication Date

October 05, 2008

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*Discounted Bargain Bundle = less than $2.99 per full novel - text-to-speech enabled - lendable - money back guarantee                                  <b><span></span></b><b><span></span></b><br /><b><span></span></b><br /><b><span>First published in 2006 by the renown womens press Spinsters Ink, Francine Saint Marie's debut novel (book one of this trilogy) was a LAMBDA Notable Book; a Goldie Award finalist; a semi-finalist for the Independent Publishers Award, and an IPPY Award Bronze medalist. <i>The Secret Trilogy</i> was nominated for the prestigious Ferro/Grumley literary prize in fiction. It contains all three popular novels <i>The Secret Keeping</i>, <i>Fortune Is a Woman</i> [Keeping Mr. Right], and <i>The Stolen Kiss</i> in their entirety.</span></b><span> (650+ print pages; 284,000+ wordcount or approximately 90,000+ words per novel)</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>NOTE: the new 'Search Inside' feature when available does not provide an accurate preview of Kindle Books - Please download Amazon's extensive <b>free preview</b> of THE SECRET TRILOGY to view the actual optimized format with active table of contents.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span></span><span>SYNOPSIS:  High-profile psychiatrist, Dr. Helaine Kristenson--AKA the "Love Doc"--is not just talented and beautiful. She's the leading authority in the field of psychosexual relations and the bestselling author of the how-to bible, "Keeping Mr. Right." Professionally, the esteemed doctor deals with secrets of the heart every day. Privately, she even has a few of her own to keep her busy...</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Straight-laced chief investment strategist, Lydia Beaumont, is not just talented and beautiful. She's a consummate professional and headed to the top of the corporate ladder at financial giant, Soloman-Schmitt. Professionally, she has no secrets to speak of. Privately, she's just unearthed one that's going to rock her world a bit...</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Bedazzling neophyte, Venus Angelo, is not just talented and beautiful. She's a self-made millionaire ten times over again and on the fast track with her high-powered career in corporate finance. Professionally, she's a dedicated and driven perfectionist. Privately, she's full-blown enigmatic and somewhat reckless. And she's got way too many skeletons in the closet...</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Savvy and seasoned investment banker, Delilah Lewiston is not just talented and beautiful. She runs the largest and most solid bank in the world. Professionally, she "speaks softly and carries a big stick" and doesn't trade or take stock in any secrets. Privately, however, she's safeguarding a couple of gems...</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Controversial super-model, Sharon Chambers, is not just talented and beautiful. She's the highest paid poser on the planet. Not to mention the most spoiled and temperamental. Professionally, her life of debauchery and conquest is an open book, about which, she really doesn't give a damn. Privately, though, even she's keeping a few secrets. But that isn't going to last...</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Sex, love, money, lawyers, reporters, action, adventure, intrigue and blackmail--what's <i>your</i> secret worth?</span>
The Transgender Teen
by , Lisa Kenney

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English

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338

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September 13, 2016

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What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you’ve never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne…) and when you didn’t know what they meant, they left the room and now won’t speak to you about it? Perhaps your daughter recently asked you not to use gendered pronouns when referring to ‘her’ anymore, preferring that you use “they”; you’re left wondering if this is just a phase, or if there’s something more that you need to understand about your child.<BR> <BR> There is a generational divide in our understandings of gender. This comprehensive guidebook helps to bridge that divide by exploring the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive. Combining years of experience working in the field with extensive research and personal interviews, the authors cover pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical considerations, and family communications. Learn how parents can more deeply understand their children, and raise their non-binary or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
I'm Afraid of Men
by Vivek Shraya

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English

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96

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August 28, 2018

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<b>"Cultural rocket fuel." --<i>Vanity Fair</i><br /><br />"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, <i>I'm Afraid of Men</i> will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind." --Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of <i>The Sun and Her Flowers </i>and <i>Milk and Honey</i><br /><br />A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century.</b><br /><br />Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak.<br /><br />Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. <i>I'm Afraid of Men</i> is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid.

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