Meet the residents of San Francisco's Mission District--Latinos determined to carve off a slice of the American Dream. For Ruy Lopez, a humble gardener, that means have the love affair of his life with an elusive Anglo beauty. For Manny Caballos, a beer and corn-husk distributor, it means fulfilling his lifelong goal of seeing a charismatic Mexican-American--a Latino JFK--elected to high office...and for Delfina Varela, an aging, luckless widow who has repented for sins she never committed every day of her life, it means owning a car--even if it's just a used Chevy, and even if she has to sell her soul to the Devil to get it.
With a keen eye for the realities and the absurdities of life, Louie Garcia Robinson presents an uproarious portrait of a close-knit Mexican-American community. No one will be able to resist this whimsical comic novel by a marvelous new talent.
THE EROTIC IMPULSE is a feast of thoughts, feelings, findings, and fantasies about our erotic nature. It draws on the insights of therapists, sexuality teachers, and advocates, and the wisdom of great writers and poets.
This provocative collection examines how society denies and dishonors the generative and healing power of Eros that may cause widespread feelings of fear, isolation, and inadequacy. Together, the contributors seek to break the reader out of the prison of cultural sterotypes, opening the gates to a richer, more satisfying erotic life.
A small book with a humorous look at the dark side of life. "Gleefully reminding us that life is just an angst-filled prelude to death, Eric Marcus has assembled the drolly dire insights of famous pessimists and everyday cynics who know that the glass is indeed half empty. Celebrate the plight we call life with dozens of part- and full-time grouches--Woody Allen, Fran Lebowitz, Henry Miller, Anne Sexton, Clarence Darrow, Albert Einstein, Malcolm Forbes, and many more-- who irreverently accentuate the absurdity of relationships, families, money, religion, politics and health; the inevitability of wrinkles, cellulite, war, and famine; and the sanity-saving value of a health dose of cynicism."
If you sew a lot, and if you love fabric, sooner or later you'll wind up in an intricate love-hate relationship with an inescapable byproduct of your sewing--scraps. So begins author Margaret Dittman's remarkable book on storing and using fabric scraps.
She shows you how to organize your fabric hoard into strips, bits, and trash. Then you can easily make scrap quilts, clothing, fabric jewlery, rugs, soft boxes, wreaths, and hundred of other colorful scrapcraft.
I thought Book 8 was a disaster and the authors recovered a bit with #9. In "Fever Dream", Special Agent Pendergast is back in true form. The plot is unfolded in true Preston & Child fashion and keeps you guessing until the end. I actually liked the ending in that you know there's more in store for Aloysius and Constance.
Who can resist this collection of some of the wisest and funniest sayings on three of history's most heartwarming and enduring topics?
FRIENDSHIP: "A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back."
LOVE: "Who, being loved, is poor?" --Oscar Wilde
LAUGHTER: "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." -- Victor Borge
From Shakespeare to Schweitzer, Picasso to Proverbs, FRIENDSHIP, LOVE & LAUGHTER offers the best and the brightest thoughts on life's greatest joys.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The tone was a nice blend of fantasy and critical thinking. I think it's important for children and young adults to question the world around them. Yay for Pullman! I look forward to finishing this series.
As for the audio, this is an excellent production utilizing a full cast. The author is the primary narrator and all of the actors were excellent, especially Joanna Wyatt who portrays Lyra.
Don't be overwhelmed by the thousands of adult videos on the market--make an educated selection with the help of THE GOOD VIBRATIONS GUIDE: ADULT VIDEOS. You'll find information and inspiration, whether you're searching for:
--Classics of adult cinema
--A woman's perspective
--Superior storylines and cinematography
--Notable stars and directors
Over 100 reviews, a riveting history of censorship battles, a thorough resource list, and tips on watching--by yourself or with a lover--make this the essential adult video viewing companion for newcomers and connoisseurs alike.
With a few basic tools, readily available and inexpensive off-the-shelf lumber, and this great book, it's amazingly easy to build an array of decorative accessories for your home. An introductory section provides detailed information about materials, tools, and techniques, as well as instructions for staining, painting, or embellishing the finished accessories to fit your home decor. All of the projects are incredibly easy (designed for beginner woodworkers who can hammer a nail), and each includes a list of materials and hardware, a precise cutting guide, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow illustrations. There is a wide range of terrific accessories to choose from.
Harris invites you into the world of 17th century French traveling troupes and secluded convents. The characters are flawed, not formulaic, and always intriguing. The plot is multi-layered and grabs you from the beginning. The narration was superb with British Suzanne Bertish hitting all of the right notes and executing perfect French pronunciation. I enjoyed every aspect of this book and highly recommend the audio version!
Fascinating, amusing, and mesmerizing, IN THE BEGINNING presents the all-important first sentence to more than 500 famous novels. Arranged alphabetically by title, with an index to authors, the selections range from classics to trendy best-sellers, from romances to westerns, from potboilers to prize winners. Whether your literary tastes run to Virginia Woolf or Tom Wolfe, Edith Wharton or Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway or Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you will delight in these opening lines. This informative, entertaining, and satisfying companion is for everyone who likes to read or write.