Raw Author Mark Haskell Smith
ISBN-10 9780802122018
Year 2013-12-03
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

An accident at the Playboy Mansion sends a critic, Harriet, and a sexy reality TV star, Sepp, off on a sex-fueled road trip through the American southwest in this absurdist satire from the author of Moist and Delicious. Original.


Drinking Author Caroline Knapp
ISBN-10 044033408X
Year 1999-08-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Dial Press

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.

Bad Habits

Bad Habits Author Cristy Road
ISBN-10 9781593763275
Year 2008-08-28
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Soft Skull Press

Twenty-five-year-old graphic artist Cristy Road embarks on an uncensored and largely autobiographical tour of an underground world, one full of wild characters and personal revolutions. In her circle, drugs are cheap, ubiquitous, and sometimes feel like the only way out, and Road’s street psychopharmacology results in experiences that are both revelatory and tragic. Writing in a tradition of some of the finest transgressive authors, such as Jean Genet, William S. Burroughs, and Kathy Acker, Road depicts the damaged soul and psyche of her young protagonist with language as violent as the street and sex as raw as the language. Somewhere along this hyperreal tour, our heroine learns to leave her bad habits behind and emerge stronger and more independent, clean and open to love.

Medium Raw

Medium Raw Author Anthony Bourdain
ISBN-10 9781408809143
Year 2010-06-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher A&C Black

Anthony Bourdain's long-awaited sequel to Kitchen Confidential, the worldwide bestseller.

Food A Love Story

Food  A Love Story Author Jim Gaffigan
ISBN-10 9780804140423
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Crown Archetype

“What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book.” Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”

The Raw Shark Texts

The Raw Shark Texts Author Steven Hall
ISBN-10 9781847673893
Year 2005-11-02
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Canongate Books

Eric Sanderson wakes up in a place he doesn't recognise, unable to remember who he is. All he has left are journal entries recalling Clio, a perfect love now gone. So begins a thrilling adventure that will send Eric and his cynical cat Ian on a search for the Ludovician, the force that is threatening his life, and Dr Trey Fidorus, the only man who knows its secrets.

Born a Crime

Born a Crime Author Trevor Noah
ISBN-10 9780399588181
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Spiegel & Grau

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews

Only the Eyes Say Yes

Only the Eyes Say Yes Author Philippe Vigand
ISBN-10 1559705086
Year 1999
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Arcade Publishing

A French publishing executive and his wife describe the impact of the ailment that suddenly left him paralyzed.

Monsters A Love Story

Monsters  A Love Story Author Liz Kay
ISBN-10 9781101982488
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin

A hilarious debut novel about a perfectly imperfect love story. Even the smartest people can be stupid at love. When Stacey Lane writes a feminist take on Frankenstein, she never imagines it will catch the eye of unbelievably sexy Hollywood star Tommy DeMarco. Tommy’s passion for her book—and for her, a recently widowed poet, mom, and certified mess—threatens to turn her life upside down, or maybe right-side up. From their first poolside meeting the two are set on a collision course as they go about making the book into a movie, making each other crazy, and making love, if only in secret. Fueled by desire, love, grief, expertly poured cocktails, and crackling dialogue, Monsters: A Love Story is a witty portrait of a relationship gone off the rails and two people who are made for each other—even if they’re not so sure they see it that way. **A Summer Beach Read Pick for Harper’s Bazaar, the Associated Press, Purewow, and Refinery29** “This fast-paced novel will have readers immersed in the heady feeling of an alcohol-fueled affair with one of the sexiest men alive.” — “An addictive page-turner, ripe with seduction and charm, that drops insights into this messy, crazy, wonderful thing called love.” —Washington Independent Review of Books “Entertainingly dyspeptic.” —Vogue “A perfectly imperfect love story.”—Bookpage

A Kind of Love Story

A Kind of Love Story Author Tom Sellers
ISBN-10 9780297871897
Year 2016-10-20
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

The story behind life in a world-renown Michelin-starred restaurant. Tom Sellers is a luminary of the British culinary scene. His Restaurant Story opened its doors in April 2013; its innovative literary-inspired menu, taking diners on 'a personal journey through food', has won him huge critical and public acclaim. Story was awarded its first Michelin star just five months after opening. This stunning book will be your chance to enter the visionary mind of one of the most original chefs of our time, and discover the truth behind the tales of his brilliant food.

A Rose of a Hundred Leaves A Love Story

A Rose of a Hundred Leaves  A Love Story Author Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
ISBN-10 9781465615602
Year 2017-05-20
Language en
Publisher Library of Alexandria

Aspatria was born at Seat-Ambar, an old house in Allerdale. It had Skiddaw to shelter it on the northwest; and it looked boldly out across the Solway, and into that sequestered valley in Furness known as “the Vale of the Deadly Nightshade.” The plant still grew there abundantly, and the villagers still kept the knowledge of its medical value taught them by the old monks of Furness. For these curious, patient herbalists had discovered the blessing hidden in the fair, poisonous amaryllis, long before modern physicians called it “belladonna.” The plant, with all its lovely relations, had settled in the garden at Seat-Ambar. Aspatria’s mother had loved them all: the girl could still remember her thin white hands clasping the golden jonquils in her coffin. This memory was in her heart, as she hastened through the lonely place one evening in spring. It ought to have been a pleasant spot, for it was full of snowdrops and daffodils, and many sweet old-fashioned shrubs and flowers; but it was a stormy night, and the blossoms were plashed and downcast, and all the birds in hiding from the fierce wind and driving rain. She was glad to get out of the gray, wet, shivery atmosphere, and to come into the large hall, ruddy and glowing with fire and candle-light. Her brothers William and Brune sat at the table. Will was counting money; it stood in small gold and silver pillars before him. Brune was making fishing-flies. Both looked up at her entrance; they did not think words necessary for such a little maid. Yet both loved her; she was their only sister, and both gave her the respect to which she was entitled as co-heir with them of the Ambar estate. She was just sixteen, and not yet beautiful. She was too young for beauty. Her form was not developed; she would probably gain two or three inches in height; and her face, though exquisitely modelled, wanted the refining which comes either from a multitude of complex emotions or is given at once by some great heart-sorrow. Yet she had fascination for those capable of feeling her charm. Her large brown eyes had their childlike clearness; they looked every one in the face with its security of good-will. Her mouth was a tempting mouth; the lips had not lost their bow-shape; they were red and pouting, but withal ever ready to part. She might have been born with a smile. Her hair, soft and dark, had that rarest quality of soft hair,—a tendency to make itself into little curls and tendrils and stray down the white throat and over the white brow; yet it was carefully parted and confined in two long braids, tied at the ends with a black ribbon.

Bonnie Sherr Klein s Not a Love Story

Bonnie Sherr Klein s  Not a Love Story Author Rebecca Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781442627246
Year 2014-07-23
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press

"Briefly forays into the role of women filmmakers at the NFB in order to understand the political and aesthetic philosophies of Klein, and the production process for Not a Love Story."--Page 14.

Black Site A Love Story

Black Site  A Love Story Author Robert Lobis
ISBN-10 9781312403062
Year 2014-08-21
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com

What has America's War on Terror accomplished? Has it done more harm than good? Part thriller, part dark comedy, Black Site explores these questions in a narrative that unfolds during the years 2000 to 2007. The principal characters in Black Site are Paul Dean, a patriotic mid-level CIA intelligence analyst who is put in charge of a secret prison in Poland, and Laurel Fetzer, a seductive young photographer. Trauma and loss shape their actions, and their individual narratives of self-deception and revenge parallel the national narrative of the War on Terror.

An Enema a Birthday Spanking a Love Story

An Enema  a Birthday Spanking  a Love Story Author J. G. Knox
ISBN-10 9781434339072
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

God is Love. Expressed in many ways, a caress, a touch, a spank or the surge of an enema when sick, love cares. This book is about love, the love or a man and woman, a mother and daughter, an aunt and niece, an older and younger sister. Preachy love? No, real down-home loving, the kind most of us grew on and pass to our spouses and down to our children. Love is universal, a part of God, a part of sex, a part of childhood, the fundamental of any faith worth following. What ever life brings, what ever pain, sorrow, joy or bliss, love comes back as the Jonquils come back every spring and waves yellow flowers in icy breezes. If you want to feel love through the mind of a baby, a ten year old, a young or old woman then read When The Jonquils Bloom Again: Book One--- An Enema, A Birthday Spanking, A Love Story..

The Last True Love Story

The Last True Love Story Author Brendan Kiely
ISBN-10 9781481429887
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

"Hendrix and Corrina bust Hendrix's grandfather out of assisted living, and leave LA for New York in pursuit of freedom, truth, and love"--