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Getting Off

Getting Off Author Erica Garza
ISBN-10 9781501163388
Release 2018-01-09
Pages 224
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A courageous account of one woman’s unflinching and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn addiction. A fixation on porn and orgasm, strings of failed relationships and serial hook-ups with strangers, inevitable blackouts to blunt the shame – these are not things we often hear women share publicly, and not with the candor, eloquence and introspection Erica Garza brings to Getting Off. What sets this courageous and riveting account apart from your typical misery memoir is the absence of any precipitating trauma beyond the garden variety of hurt we’ve all had to endure in simply becoming a person ― reckoning with family, learning to be social, integrating what it means to be sexual. Whatever tenor of violence or abuse Erica’s life took on through her behavior was of her own making, fueled by fear, guilt, self-loathing, self-pity, loneliness, and the hopelessness those feelings brought on as she runs from one side of the world to the other in an effort to break her habits —from East Los Angeles to Hawaii and Southeast Asia, through the brothels of Bangkok and the yoga studios of Bali to disappointing stabs at therapy and twelve-steps back home. In these remarkable pages, Garza draws an evocative, studied portrait of the anxiety that fuels her obsessions, as well as the exhilaration and hope she begins to feel when she suspects she might be free of them. And yet there is no false or prepackaged sense of redemption here. Even her relationship with the man she will ultimately marry seems credibly, painfully rocky as it finds its legs with several false starts. Erica’s increasing sense of self-acceptance and peace by journey’s end feels utterly earned, and absent of recovery platitudes. In exploring the cultural taboos surrounding sex and porn from a female perspective, Garza offers a brave and necessary voice to our evolving conversations about addiction and the impact that Internet culture has had on us all.

Getting Off

Getting Off Author Jamye Waxman
ISBN-10 9781580052191
Release 2007-11-02
Pages 304
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A comprehensive and empowering resource for women traces the history and mechanics of sexual self-fulfillment, in an illustrated how-to guide that also discusses the practice's complicated stigma and related myths. Original.

Getting Off

Getting Off Author Robert Jensen
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020145295
Release 2007
Pages 197
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In his most personal and difficult book to date, Robert Jensen launched a powerful critique of mainstream pornography that promises to reignite one of the fiercest debates in contemporary feminism. At once alarming and thought-provoking, Gettin Off asks tough but crucial questions about pornography, manhood, and paths toward genuine social justice.

Getting Off A Novel of Sex Violence

Getting Off  A Novel of Sex   Violence Author Lawrence Block
ISBN-10 9780857685995
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 304
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SO THIS GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR... ...and when she walks out there's a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address. She's been doing this for a while, and she's good at it. And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her. She starts writing down names. And now she's a girl with a mission. Picking up their trails. Hunting them down. Crossing them off her list...

Getting Off the Treadmill

Getting Off the Treadmill Author Michael J. Lauesen
ISBN-10 9781941870921
Release 2017-04-27
Pages 130
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A CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER Don’t live your life in a sleepwalking trance. Instead, be aware of all the joys life has to offer. As a result of these pages, you’ll find more personal insights, more life direction, more happiness, and more tools to improve the quality of your life. If you want to make a change for the better, and enjoy a bit of humor along the way, this is the book for you.

Getting Off the Hook

Getting Off the Hook Author Jurriaan Plesman
ISBN-10 1862525919
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 189
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Getting Off the Hook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Getting Off the Hook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Getting Off the Hook book for free.

Getting Off Clean

Getting Off Clean Author Timothy Murphy
ISBN-10 9781466886070
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 322
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In Timothy Murphy's Getting Off Clean, the one thing that Eric Fitzpatrick wants is to escape--both from his family and the racially tense town in which he lives. The only son of an Italian-Irish family in a working class suburb of Boston, he intends to go away to college and leave his old life far behind. But all his plans are set askew when he meets Brooks, a mysterious, wealthy, black student at a local prep school. As their relationship grows ever deeper and more complicated, Eric must come to terms not only with his family and community, but with his warring ambitions and desires.

Getting Off Paper

Getting Off Paper Author Vonetta Kelley
ISBN-10 9781514424100
Release 2015-11-18
Pages 50
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The purpose of Getting Off Paper is to provide information about Community Supervision (parole & probation) and reentry to those on parole, probation, released from incarceration, their families and anyone interested in helping them remain in the community to break the status quo. The hope is for them to become a positive contributing member of the community for themselves, their loved ones, and the rest of society, for the public’s safety. Because the life they had doesn’t have to be the life they have.

A Teen Girl s Guide to Getting Off

A Teen Girl s Guide to Getting Off Author Eva Sless
ISBN-10 9780992351441
Release 2017-06-02
Pages 217
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A Teen Girl’s Guide to Getting Off is the best toolkit for real sex education discussing the issues facing the modern teen girl in an open, honest, frank and often funny way.

Getting Off On Frank Sinatra

Getting Off On Frank Sinatra Author Megan Edwards
ISBN-10 9780997236927
Release 2017-03-14
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A scorching Las Vegas summer is about to get even hotter. Aspiring journalist Copper Black has just found out that her boyfriend is responsible for his not-quite-ex-wife’s pregnancy. An unexpected house-sitting job at a notorious Las Vegas “party house” should provide not only a private swimming pool but also much-needed distraction. While researching a story about an exclusive private school, Copper accidentally discovers the dead body of the school’s beloved founder. Now involved in a high-profile murder investigation, Copper turns to her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is overseeing the construction of a center for the homeless. A Paiute medicine man claims the site is a sacred burial ground, attracting hordes of protesters. As she tries to solve the murder, help her brother, advance her career, and sort out her love life, Copper stirs up a world of trouble. Her escapades as she evades a sociopath, a disturbed cowgirl, and a suspicious homicide detective make Megan Edwards’ rousing debut Getting Off on Frank Sinatra a nonstop roller coaster of a read.

Getting Off

Getting Off Author Jonathan Reiss
ISBN-10 0990452883
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 224
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Fiction. You can almost make just enough money to buy heroin every day by jacking off for people on the Internet. This is America. That makes you an entrepreneur. But how do you stop being human? Is it possible? What if you can't? What then? In this relentless, heart-shattering first novel, Jonathan Reiss gently takes your hand and leads you on a grand insider's tour of the nicest parts of hell, where giving up on everything is extremely hard work. "GETTING OFF is raunchy, sad, weird, smart, and riotously fun to read. Gross sex, drug shakes, LA, scary cults--what more can you ask for? Reiss has written a refreshingly dark book, with pretty much zero redemption for his characters but plenty of attention and love."--Paula Bomer "As soon as I read the first paragraph I knew I wasn't going to be able to sleep till I'd finished. Because it was too real. Novels have endings, thank God."--Stoya "Jonathan Reiss is a real rocket ship of a writer. Wild and sad, GETTING OFF pops with complicated worlds of internet sex, dreams, and loss. This is a book full of web cam hook-ups and people wanting to be fucked by the ocean. It's a book asking you to show your chest and prove you're not a cop, even though we all are."--Scott McClanahan "Beautifully written, terribly sad, and frightfully funny. It's an experience almost so painful that you can't turn away from it, and it doesn't let up until it's finished. I loved it."--Sean Bonnette, cofounder of AJJ "A surprisingly affectionate novel...Reiss's sympathy for Simon--not to mention his sense of humor--carries his readers along on a trip that could have been tedious in the hands of a lesser storyteller. Neither Reiss nor Simon wallows in Simon's misery. Simon treats his sex work matter-of-factly; Reiss refuses to make jerking off for other men a straight guy's vision of absolute hell...Reiss sees the harm where it belongs--not in sexwork, but in the more overarching despair and primal self-loathing that causes and sustains most junkies' despair and self-destruction."--Ed Sikov "Much like its predecessors, such as Donald Goines's Dopefiend and Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, Reiss doesn't shy away from showing the complete squalor a broke heroin addict lives in. . . . both disgusting and engaging, entertaining, and full of excellent writing...An excellent debut."--Ben Arzate

Getting Off the Street

Getting Off the Street Author Charles Massimo
ISBN-10 9780990549031
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 154
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There are secrets Wall Street doesn’t want investors to know: · Working with financial advisors at large brokerage firms does little to enhance your wealth. In fact, it may diminish your wealth to a point from which you can never recover. · Financial advisors at most big firms are salespeople first and foremost. They are motivated to sell products that will make their company money—not those that make the most sense for their clients’ needs. · Most fees paid to financial advisors go toward activities that do nothing to improve their clients’ investment portfolio. Charlie Massimo knows what Wall Street is hiding because he spent nearly twenty years on the front lines at major financial firms. Feeling disillusioned by the difference between his employer’s goals and those of his clients, Massimo left Wall Street to start a firm that puts its clients’ interests above everything else. Since 2003, his company, CJM Wealth Management, has been doing just that. Getting Off the Street offers honest, realistic investment advice based on Massimo’s experience helping hundreds of clients achieve their financial vision. His method, called structured investing, eliminates big risks and ensures solid returns through a simple blend of patience, discipline, diversification, and goal-setting. Structured investing is designed around your best interests, but you won’t hear about it through major Wall Street firms because they can’t make money from it. Yet, Massimo’s proven strategies have weathered even the most devastating market crashes while Wall Street giants—and their clients—suffered major losses. Massimo also uncovers a side of investing we rarely stop to consider: the emotions that influence our decisions. We often make poor choices because we’re convinced that in order to be savvy investors we must regularly buy and sell our assets. In reality, quite the opposite is true. Massimo reveals that the smartest investors avoid the big risks that aren’t worth the risk to take. They embrace the long-term philosophy behind structured investing over the erratic behaviors that many financial advisors scare us into trusting. Getting Off the Street is the investment guide Wall Street hopes you’ll never find. Told with Massimo’s signature warmth, clarity, and wisdom that can only come from three decades on and off “The Street,” this book will help you achieve your financial goals and build the life you desire.

Getting Off at Elysian Fields

Getting Off at Elysian Fields Author John Pope
ISBN-10 9781496803764
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 288
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No city in America knows how to mark death with more funerary panache than New Orleans. The pageants commemorating departed citizens are often in themselves works of performance art. A grand obituary remains key to this Stygian passage. And no one writes them like New Orleanian John Pope. Collected here are not just simple, mindless recitations of schools and workplaces, marriages, and mourners bereft. These pieces in Getting Off at Elysian Fields are full-blooded life stories with accounts of great achievements, dubious dabblings, unavoidable foibles, relationships gone sour, and happenstances that turn out to be life-changing. To be sure, there are stories about Carnival monarchs, great philanthropists, and a few politicians. But because New Orleans embraces eccentric behavior, there are stories of people who colored way outside the lines. For instance, there was the doctor who used his plasma to make his flowers grow, and the philanthropist who took money she had put aside for a fur coat to underwrite the lawsuit that desegregated Tulane University. A letter carrier everyone loved turned out to have been a spy during World War II, and a fledgling lawyer changed his lifelong thoughts about race when he saw blind people going into a Christmas party through separate doors—one for white people and another for African Americans. Then there was the punctilious judge who got down on his hands and knees to edge his lawn—with scissors. Because New Orleans funerals are distinctive, the author includes accounts of four that he covered, complete with soulful singing and even some dancing. As a popular, local bumper sticker indisputably declares, “New Orleans—We Put the Fun in Funeral.”

Getting Off

Getting Off Author Skye Publishing Company
ISBN-10 096751603X
Release 2006-09
Pages 240
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A true saga of a woman's life as it unfolds after World War II. At the height of her achievement she is brutally knifed in front of her 7 year old daughter. She is later called to be the star witness for the prosecution. The case goes to trial (with excerpts included) and the jury reaches an unexpected verdict: Not guilty-thus, the criminal "Got Off". Includes photos and diagrams.

Getting Off

Getting Off Author Don Carpenter
Release 1972
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Getting Off has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Getting Off also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Getting Off book for free.

Good Sex

Good Sex Author Jessica Graham
ISBN-10 9781623172343
Release 2017
Pages 304
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Jessica Graham demonstrates that a deep spiritual life and an extraordinary sex life are not mutually exclusive in this keenly personal and unflinchingly frank guide to finding mindfulness in sex without losing the fun and adventure. Graham shares her own gradual transformation from checked out and sexually traumatized to present and joyfully recovered in all aspects of her life as she offers simple mindfulness tools and techniques to improve your sex life and romantic relationships. Her story of sexual healing, awakening, and exploration weaves together with a meditation manual and down-to-earth suggestions for how to bring mindfulness into the bedroom. Not only a tool kit for creating a rich and deeply satisfying sex life, this fun, explicit, and transformative book conveys the deeper message of how combining meditation with sex can bring about profound spiritual awakenings. Good Sexbegins with basic meditation instructions from a variety of techniques, followed by mindfulness exercises delving into communication difficulties, and the fear, attachment, and shame that can come up around sex. The book's matter-of-fact and inclusive perspective borrows from Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, but is accessible to the secular community and those with no spiritual or meditation background at all. Graham discusses everything from open-eyed orgasms to threesomes to how to deal with a partner with a low sex drive. From a sex-positive and nontraditional stance she explores nonmonogamy, the benefits of pornography, sexual trauma, consent, and much more. Anyone feeling stuck or stunted in their sex life, unable to communicate their needs or desires, will find strategies for approaching difficult subjects and connecting more intimately with partners. They will discover ways to trust their own personal wisdom, to know themselves better, have better sex, and embrace the spiritual dimension in their sexuality.

Getting Off the Planet

Getting Off the Planet Author Mary Jane Chambers
ISBN-10 UVA:X004908605
Release 2005
Pages 120
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Today, the training of American astronauts is almost taken for granted, but prior to 1961 no one knew whether humans could function in space at all. Space suits, working in free fall, and surviving the punishing accelerations of launch and re-entry were all complete unknowns. It was well recognised that if we were to send men into space, they would first have to be extensively trained. But what was that training to consist of? And exactly who would provide the training? As it turns out, the training was, at times, as dangerous and demanding as the space flights that followed -- for the training experts as well as the astronauts. At the forefront of the effort to train America's astronauts was Dr Randall Chambers. Over the course of a long and distinguished career he turned his mind (and body) to a wide variety of disciplines, in order to best prepare our astronauts for space flight. It was not unusual for Dr Chambers to put himself in the astronaut's position, literally -- before he would put the astronaut there. Dr Chambers and his co-workers not only had to be the very best in their profession, they had to define and refine that profession as they went along -- pioneers in the truest sense of the word. As the requirements and demands of human space activities increased, the lives of the astronauts were completely dependent on their trainers always being one step ahead of them. Career journalist Mary Jane Chambers has witnessed her husband's career first hand, and has worked with him to present a story that non-scientists will enjoy -- no equations, no charts; but rather a human tale of amazing people. This book is the story of a dedicated man of science, a friend of the astronauts, and an unsung hero of the space age. Behind every successful space program there are special people with the dedication of Dr Randall Chambers.