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Death Confetti

Death Confetti Author Jennifer Robin
ISBN-10 9781627310406
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 220
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With savage humor, Death Confetti features performance artist Jennifer Robin's autobiographical sketches of Portland, Oregon, from the grunge-era obscurity of the '90s to its current media-darling status. As an only child raised by reclusive grandparents in upstate New York, Jennifer recalls that she felt "anemic for the real." At seventeen she broke loose and made her way to the west coast. "Civilization is a nightmare-illusion," Jennifer writes, "a three-dimensional spreadsheet perpetuated by machines that hypnotize meat." In a city that's stranger than fiction, grocery-store checkers and meth-heads loom as lost gods. We're introduced to the lady tweaker "Chew Toy," who wears moon boots and sings hair metal songs all night as she collects recyclable bottles. Jennifer visits a bar where executives simulate doggie-style sex acts on the dance floor. Then there's all the tales of late-night life on the city's buses and light rail. Jennifer reflects on her early terror in Catholic school and phone calls with her far-out mother, who disclosed that her gynecologist was a murderer. In the all-too-true pages of Death Confetti, Robin remembers her life among noise musicians, junkies, and her escape from a boyfriend who insisted on reviving the lives of hundreds of deceased fruit flies. Death Confetti jolts the senses, and lingers like a mosquito bite to the Portland of everybody's soul.

The Air Fryer Cookbook

The Air Fryer Cookbook Author Todd English
ISBN-10 9781250160645
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 160
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Air fryers are hot new kitchen appliances that use forced hot air to "fry" foods without oil. This is a huge boon to home cooks who love the flavor and texture of deep-fried foods, but hate the fat, calories, mess, and danger that accompany frying foods in a vat of hot oil.

Growing More Beautiful

Growing More Beautiful Author Jennifer Robin
ISBN-10 0981732208
Release 2009-02-01
Pages 215
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The first and only major book about fashion and beauty ever written by an artist, Growing More Beautiful: An Artful Approach to Personal Style is a lively, buoyant resource guide to projecting your essence with creativity and flair. The elements of making art, including many of the principles of design, help with any creative endeavor whether it is painting or creating an outfit. Not a book about aging gracefully or otherwise, but a guide for women of all ages to discover and project their unique personal style. In Growing More Beautiful learn how to: - Choose color and styles that flatter - Organize your closet and develop a wardrobe plan - Make shopping successful and fun - Buy a great bathing suit - Personalize your purchases with jewelry and accessories - Polish your look with make-up and hair tips - Get the glow by bringing more color, creativity and art into your life.


Boys Author Suzanne Burns
ISBN-10 1938753259
Release 2018-03
Pages 130
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Boys is a 100% true diary, in poems, of the great, and not so great, loves of Suzanne's life, including the boys she loved in high school who always sat in the back and never raised their hands, that one in college who bought her the This Mortal Coil album so they could dance in his studio apartment as slow as Gothic-ly possible to the song Kangaroo, and the boys she now notices in a mostly non-inappropriate way. "YOU NEED THIS BOOK: Boys is a territory, an index of curios so fragrant they must be touched until this book resembles pumice in your hands. Curios live: Boys and girls from the rural zones in scabby jean jackets, the battered ones, the ones who drink Capri Sun in angora, the ones on their way elsewhere. The characters we don't meet are as potent as the ones we do: a lover's ex-girlfriend with a tattoo on her rear that says USDA Choice, another ex with a 'catastrophic bikini.' With brutally elegant verse, Burns condenses the weight of a novel in each poem. Boys follows the narrator through years of pubescent yearning to the muted barbarism of mid-life partnership. But myths don't die--they propagate. The Earth gives rise to New Boys." --Jennifer Robin, author of Death Confetti: Pickers, Punks and Transit Ghosts in Portland, Oregon "Suzanne Burns' poetry is exquisite in detail, rich in story, and unflinchingly personal. Boys celebrates the sweetness of youth and coming-of-age, but also meditates on the unique nature of small town relationships. This book is a wry yet joyful ode to relationships, yes, with boys, but Burns also writes insightfully about the complex nature of female friendships. Boys is a feast of nostalgic smells, tastes, and sounds; it is both playful and reverent, surprising and comforting. With this collection, Burns captures the human capacity for finding magic in the mundane, and especially within each other." --Jamie Houghton, author of Burn Site in Bloom

The Knights of Fuzz

The Knights of Fuzz Author Timothy Gassen
ISBN-10 0979733731
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 502
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An exhaustive documentation of the new garage and psychedelic music scene since 1980.

Gabay s Copywriters Compendium

Gabay s Copywriters  Compendium Author J. Jonathan Gabay
ISBN-10 9780750683203
Release 2007
Pages 709
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Marketers, creative writers, and individuals for whom copywriting forms part of their job are often required to produce innovative and engaging copy in a short space of time. Creativity is not always to hand, and therefore on some occasions additional help is required to find the right phrase, description or slogan. Gabay's Copywriting Compendium contains a wealth of inspiring tips, ideas and descriptions to aid the writing process, such as advice on spelling and grammar, examples of rhyming words, suggested euphemisms, and odd facts. - Provides a "Top 25 Rules" section for a number of key topics, such as how to brainstorm, how to write innovative copy, and how to think creatively - Has been carefully designed to ensure the material can be accessed quickly and easily - Easy to read layout will assist copywriters in finding appropriate help at any particular moment

Smiling in Slow Motion

Smiling in Slow Motion Author Derek Jarman
ISBN-10 9781452931241
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Smiling in Slow Motion has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Smiling in Slow Motion also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Smiling in Slow Motion book for free.

Swimming Underground

Swimming Underground Author Mary Woronov
ISBN-10 UVA:X006090706
Release 2000
Pages 152
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Swimming Underground is Mary Woronov?s blazing account of her lethal experiences in Andy Warhol?s factory in the late 60s. She takes us on a surreal trip to experience the sights, sounds, moods and decadence of a group of now infamous people (including Ondine, Lou Reed, Nico, Gerard Malanga, International Velvet, Rotten Rita, Billy Name and others...) It?s an amphetamine memoir of lives spinning out of control from an insider who was there at the centre, starring in the films, performing with Lou Reed.


Nasty Author Tiffany Scandal
ISBN-10 0997251883
Release 2018-01-19
Pages 194
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Bold stories from fierce women who are not ashamed of who they are and what they do.

Disco s Out Murder s In

Disco s Out   Murder s In Author Heath Mattioli
ISBN-10 9781627310239
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 230
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Famous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser-known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs. The Los Angeles, Orange County, and South Bay punk scenes, populated by blue collar kids who responded to the violence and aggression of punk songs and shows. A number of them formed punk gangs that got into beatings, drug dealing and murder. Among them, no gang was more notorious than La Mirada Punks, or LMP. Says LMP chieftain Frank the Shank after getting arrested by police for murder: "After having my hands in so much bloodshed over the years, I most certainly had it coming. I deserved whatever I got." Unexpectedly Frank was bailed out from prison by his father's friend, a mob gangster. "Too many people died at the hands of punk rock violence," said Frank. "I got lucky, some didn't. As an ultra-violent punk rock gangster, I admit my part in ruining the scene. L.A. punk was a magical moment of youth expression like no other. And the gangs ruined punk rock. I still have people telling me today that they quit punk because of LMP. I dig graves at a small cemetery just outside Los Angeles. What else would you expect for Frank the Shank?" Cover illustration by the renowned Raymond Pettibon.


Superplonk Author Malcolm Gluck
ISBN-10 0571172032
Release 1994-01
Pages 345
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Malcolm Gluck writes the Superplonk column in The Weekend Guardian, and has written for various magazines and advertising agencies. This book describes the author's own selection of the best wines from a variety of leading supermarket chains in the UK.

Tragedy Queens

ISBN-10 1944866124
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 268
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Archetypes are real. Muses are real. Writers are the channels of these spirits & if that sounds like witchcraft that's because it is. These stories gave me chills. Sylvia Plath & Lana Del Rey course through the veins of these dark, sexy, mind-bending, fantastical, romantic, & haunting tales. Authors from different genres came together in their love & passion for these muses. The Blacklist: Kathryn Louise Crazy Mary: Patricia Grisafi Pipedreams: Devora Gray And All the World Drops Dead: Max Booth III Without Him (and Him, and Him) There is No Me: Laura Diaz de Arce Going About 99: Christine Stoddard The Lazarus Wife: Tiffany Morris Stag Loop: Brendan Vidito SP World: Lorraine Schein A Ghost of My Own Making: Ashley Inguanta Loose Ends: A Movie: Tiffany Scandal Girls in the Garden of Holy Suffering: Lisa Marie Basile The Gods in the Blood: Gabino Iglesias The Land of Other: Farah Rose Smith Sad Girl: Monique Quintana Corinne: JC Drake Sphinx Tears: Cara DiGirolamo Rituals of Gorgons: Larissa Glasser The Wife: Victoria Dalpe Dayglo Reflection: Manuel Chavarria Catman's Heart: Laura Lee Bahr Panic Bird: Selene MacLeod Because of Their Different Deaths: Stephanie Wytovich

The War Nerd Iliad

The War Nerd Iliad Author
ISBN-10 9781627310642
Release 2017-10-10
Pages 224
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We recognize the names: Achilles, Odysseus, Zeus, and Apollo. We're taught that The Iliad is a foundational text of civilization. But who has really read the text? Until now, The Iliad was hijacked by academics and used to bludgeon schoolchildren as a boring-yet- mandatory reading. Poet, novelist, essayist, and former teacher John Dolan revisits this ancient tale and restores it to its ancient glory. The Greeks and Trojans are still fighting. The gods are still interfering. But in Dolan's version, you'll be amazed at how funny, raw, and terrifying this doomed world of war really is. He strips away clunky, archaic language to reveal the true meaning and themes that animate this tale of war and futility. John Dolan's work under the nom de guerre "Gary Brecher The War Nerd" has been met with both acclaim and controversy. Dolan's version of The Iliad is sapped of the usual saccharine romance attributed to "heroes" and lets the action tell the story. Regardless of attributed name, Dolan/Brecher is an astute observer of modern warfare who now turns that keen analysis to the most classical of documented battles, The Iliad. John Dolan now works with Mark Ames (of eXile fame) to produce the Radio War Nerd weekly podcast on military matters. Born in Denver, Colorado, Dolan currently lives in Macedonia.

The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles

The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles Author Françoise Hardy
ISBN-10 9781627310734
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 336
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“I was for a very long time passionately in love with her, as I’m sure she’s guessed. Every male in the world, and a number of females also were, and we all still are.” —David Bowie “Françoise was the ultimate pin-up of most hip bedroom walls, and I know for a fact that Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and many other pop stars were desperately interested in having Françoise Hardy become their girlfriend in some way.” —Malcolm McLaren Françoise Hardy is best known in Europe for originating the famed “Yé-Yé” sound in pop music which began a cultural scene in the early 1960s. Her teenage success grew as she became a much-photographed fashion model and actress. Adored for her shy beauty and emotional songwriting, she sang hit songs in French, Italian, and German. In The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles, she bares her soul and tells the truth of her relationships, fears, and triumphs as well as the hard-won wisdom carved from a life well-lived. This unusually-titled memoir has sold millions of copies in its French, German, Italian, and Spanish editions in recent years. This first English-language release is expertly translated by Jon E. Graham. The book contains dozens of images in addition to Hardy’s intimate recollections of her upbringing and career. Françoise Hardy, an accomplished songwriter and lyricist also collaborated with accomplished songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, and Patrick Modiano. Both her early pop work and later material in a complex and mature style helped generate a dedicated cult following. Both her husband, Jacques Dutronc, and son, Thomas Dutronc, are respected musicians in France.

The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir

The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir Author Susan Daitch
ISBN-10 9780872867017
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 312
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"With shades of Umberto Eco and Paul Auster, this brilliant, addictive adventure novel is about the search for a mythical lost city located somewhere in modern-day Iran. As a succession of explorers and shady characters dig deeper into the landscape, the ancient secret of Suolucidir is gradually revealed. This is brainy, escapist fiction at its best."--Publishers Weekly, Starred & Boxed Review "The author's prose is rich with winking allusions and sendups of modern tomb-raiding tropes, down to an explorer with 'a long stiff braid down her back.'"--The New Yorker " . . . cerebral, satirical, and entertaining archaeological thriller . . . this richly crafted and handsomely written novel rewards rereading."--David Cooper, New York Journal of Books "It's always a delight to discover a voice as original as Susan Daitch's."--Salman Rushdie "One of the most intelligent and attentive writers at work in the US today."--David Foster Wallace Indiana Jones meets Italo Calvino in a masterful, absurdist blend of biting social satire, rollicking adventure, invented history and mythology. A series of archeological expeditions unfolds through time, each one looking for the ruins of a fabled underground city-state that once flourished in a remote province near the border of present-day Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Sealed off for centuries by seismic activity, Suolucidir beckons with the promise of plunder and the glory of discovery, fantasies as varied as the imaginations of her aspiring modern-day conquerors. As the tumult of the twentieth century's great wars, imperial land grabs and anti-colonial revolutions swirl across its barren, deserted landscape, the ancient city remains entombed below the surface of the earth. A succession of adventurers, speculators and unsavory characters arrive in search of their prize, be it archeological treasure, oil, or evidence of crimes and punishments. Intrigue, conspiracies, and counter-plots abound, and contemporary events interfere with each expedition, whether in the form of the Axis advance, British Petroleum, or the Revolutionary Guards. People disappear, relics are stolen, and the city closes in upon itself once more. A satiric, post-colonial adventure story of mythic proportions, The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir takes place against a background of actual events, in a part of the world with a particular historical relationship to Russia and the West. But though we are treated to visual "evidence" of its actual existence, Suolucidir remains a mystery, perhaps an invention of those who seek it, a place where history and identity are subject to revision, and the boundaries between East and West are anything but solid, reliable, or predictable. Praise for The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir: "Susan Daitch has written a literary barnburner of epic proportions. The question buried at the core of The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir is one of empirical--or is the imperial?--knowledge itself. Her labyrinthine tale of archeological derring-do calls to mind both 1984 and 2666, and does so by looking backward in time as well as forward. It is also utterly original, the work of a visionary writer with an artistic sensibility all her own."--Andrew Ervin, author of Burning Down George Orwell's House "This is a novel of archeology and history, of mythology and empire, powered by an undeniable call to adventure and a deep yearning for understanding, written by a novelist who manages to surprise on nearly every page."--Matt Bell, author of Scrapper "Daitch's latest is a beguiling and virtuoso companion to our inevitable end: a novel that wrenches, sentence by fine sentence, some order from the chaos, while never shortchanging the chaos itself."--Mark Doten, author of The Infernal "Daitch's novel is Indiana Jones for the introspective c

Puppet Skin

Puppet Skin Author Danger Slater
ISBN-10 1621052230
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 126
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Hannah graduates from middle school on Friday. That's the day she transforms into a living puppet, like her parents and teachers before her. No longer a human girl made of flesh and feelings, but a perfect wooden new self, whose strings lead up from her limbs into an endless black void above. With no pain. No sorrow. No sickness. No fear. But Hannah has begun to suspect that something is very, very wrong. And in a world where emotion is treated like a disease, and unknown terrors lurk inside everyone, just keeping your soul alive past childhood might be the greatest challenge of all. "PUPPET SKIN is a dark, grotesquely-beautiful Bizarro nightmare fable for alienated teens of all ages. If you've ever felt lost in this deranged universe, Danger's book knows exactly what you mean." - John Skipp, author of THE LIGHT AT THE END and THE ART OF HORRIBLE PEOPLE

Stacking Doll

Stacking Doll Author Carlton Mellick III
ISBN-10 1621052656
Release 2018-03
Pages 138
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For almost 20 years, Carlton Mellick III has been writing some of the strangest and most compelling novels the bizarro fiction genre has to offer. Described as one of the top 40 science-fiction writers under the age of 40 by The Guardian and "one of the most original novelists working today" by extreme horror legend Edward Lee. In his 56th book, Mellick has created a surreal love story that explores the ugly and beautiful nature of relationships. Stacking Doll is the story of Benjamin Hammond, a young man who is in love with a Russian nesting doll. But in this world, nesting dolls are not just antique wooden toys. They are a race of people known as Matryoshkans, a subspecies of human who are born with a very peculiar abnormality--they have a collection of smaller people living inside of them. Benjamin never thought he'd ever fall in love with anyone, let alone a Matryoshkan, but from the moment he met Ynaria he knew she was the only one for him. Although relationships between humans and Matryoshkans are practically unheard of, the two are determined to get married despite objections from their friends and family. After meeting Ynaria's strict conservative parents, it becomes clear to Benjamin that the only way they will approve of their union is if they undergo The Trial--a matryoshkan wedding tradition where couples lock themselves in a house for several days in order to introduce each other to all of the people living inside of them. No human has ever gone through The Trial before, so Benjamin has no idea what's in store for him. He assumes that he'll love each of Ynaria's inner selves just as much as he loves her, but as she peels off her layers he realizes that each one is more neurotic and difficult to deal with than the last. And if they're ever going to be together, Benjamin must fall in love with each and every one of his fianc's inner personalities, no matter how strange or disturbing they turn out to be. From the author of Quicksand House and The Terrible Thing That Happens, comes yet another one-of-a-kind bizarro story that only Wonderland Award-winning cult author Carlton Mellick III could tell.