Lust Wonder

Lust   Wonder
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Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250082367
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: St. Martin's Press

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The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust & Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

Lust Wonder

Lust   Wonder
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Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780312342036
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a hilarious and ultimately tender, moving memoir

Dry

Dry
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Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466844308
Release: 2013-04-23
Editor: Picador

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The Tenth Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestselling book that has sold over half a million copies in paperback. "I was addicted to "Bewitched" as a kid. I worshipped Darren Stevens the First. When he'd come home from work and Samantha would say, ‘Darren, would you like me to fix you a drink?' He'd always rest his briefcase on the table below the mirror in the foyer, wipe his forehead with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, ‘Better make it a double.'" (from Chapter Two) You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twentysomething guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click and that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life—and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power.

The Age of Wonder

The Age of Wonder
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Author: Richard Holmes
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780307378323
Release: 2009-07-14
Editor: Vintage

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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.

The Eighth Wonder of the World

The Eighth Wonder of the World
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Author: Bertrand Hébert,Pat Laprade,Tony Stabile
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9781773054766
Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: ECW Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A definitive and exhaustive biography Is there a way to find truth in the stuff of legend? You may think you know André the Giant — but who was André Roussimoff? This comprehensive biography addresses the burning questions, outrageous stories, and common misconceptions about his height, his weight, his drawing power as a superstar, and his seemingly unparalleled capacity for food and alcohol. But more importantly, The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant transports readers beyond the smoke and mirrors of professional wrestling into the life of a real man. Born in France, André worked on his family’s farm until he was 18, when he moved to Paris to pursue professional wrestling. A truly extraordinary figure, André went on to become an international icon and world traveler, all while battling acromegaly. While his disorder is what made him a giant and a household name, it’s also what caused his untimely death at 46. With exhaustive research, exclusive interviews with family and friends, and an exploration of André’s amazing in-ring career and the indelible mark he left on pop culture, Laprade and Hébert have crafted the most complete portrait of a modern-day mythical being.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
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Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1429902523
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

My Life Ghetto Love and Lust

My Life   Ghetto  Love and Lust
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Author: Calvin Tinson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781329156210
Release: 2015-06-15
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a very raw look at my life threw spoken word, no corrections no editing, even the title is not perfect because my life is not perfect

Choose Wonder Over Worry

Choose Wonder Over Worry
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Author: Amber Rae
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250175274
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Wednesday Books

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“Amber Rae’s very personal journey of moving from self limiting beliefs to her true self offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential." —Deepak Chopra “The one advice book you should read—even if you don’t like self-help.”—Bustle “Amber Rae's book is a revelation. She's the Elizabeth Gilbert of her generation.”—Stacy London Let’s be real. Life is filled with twists and turns, fears and doubts, messy and magical moments. Without a “rule book” for how to thrive in today’s world, it leaves many of us feeling all the feels without having a clear sense of direction. Research even shows that the average adult spends 80% of their time with regret about the past or anxiety about the future. That’s where choosing wonder comes in. Whether you hate your work and are wondering WTF to do with your life, are building the dream but feel stifled by fear and doubt, or know there’s more to life but don’t know where to start, Choose Wonder Over Worry will guide you to face your fears and unlock your gifts—no matter what’s standing in the way. Inside, you’ll learn: — How to overcome the habit we spend the majority of our time on: worrying — How to navigate fear, self-doubt, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, and all the feels — A simple tool for turning envy into inspiration — Practices for bouncing back from rejection and critics — What to do if you have too many ideas, but don’t know how to choose — The difference between “getting ahead” and “coming alive” (and how to create success on your terms) — A fail-proof way to tame your inner critic and access your inner wisdom No one is perfect. This journey is messy, and wherever you are—you are not alone. That’s why Choose Wonder Over Worry is jam-packed with personal stories and vulnerable moments. It’s like sitting down and sharing a glass of wine with your wise bestie, swapping I-can’t-believe-I’m-about-to-share-this stories. Like how Amber went from raging in a bottomless hole of comparison, insecurity and doubt—to using that envy as inspiration to find her path. Choose Wonder Over Worry shares the most important lesson of all: Don’t die with your gifts still inside. There’s a gift inside of you that deserves to see the light of day, and “choosing wonder over worry” is a mindset, practice, and compass to unlock the gift that only you can give. Worry or Wonder: which will you choose?

This Is How

This Is How
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Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250011565
Release: 2012-05-08
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong kind of person, if you always end up alone, if you can't get over the past, if your parents are insane and ruining your life, if you really and truly wish you were dead, if you feel like it's your destiny to be a star, if you believe life has a grudge against you, if you don't want to have sex with your spouse and don't know why, if you feel so ashamed, if you're lost in life. If you have ever wondered, How am I aupposed to survive this? This is How.

The Reign of Lust

The Reign of Lust
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Author: J. N. Lyons
Pages: 147
ISBN: WISC:89096967724
Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown

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Wandering Lust

Wandering Lust
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Author: Harper Fox
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1983407194
Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Wandering Lust" is made of the poems and illustrations of Harper Fox. She launched her poems into the air via balloons, before diving headfirst into travel and vice. This book is dirty, enchanting, imaginative, and bright: the new adults-only Shel Silverstein.

Male Lust

Male Lust
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Author: Kerwin Brook,Jill Nagle,Baruch Gould
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781317712107
Release: 2016-01-20
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Men from a variety of sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds overturn myths about male sexuality and desire! Male sexuality comes of age in this provocative collection of personal essays and poetry. Male Lust's nearly 60 contributors explore emotional, social, and political aspects of sex and desire from a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and sexual orientations. Answering the long-standing challenge for men to finally theorize the complexity of their own sexual desires, Male Lust (a 2001 Lambda Gay Studies Literary Award Finalist) delves into topics such as commercial sex, sadomasochism, feminism, and white supremacy without lapsing into reactionary, knee-jerk or misogynist stances. This book offers a positive sexual vision that moves far beyond the narrow messages offered in mainstream media. Male Lust reveals thoughtful, detailed realities of gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, and same-gender-loving men's personal experiences with sex that lurk behind the stereotypes. Among the many topics that the essays, stories, and poems herein chronicle are: various facets of men's and women's experience with commercial sex, both as consumers and providers social and hormonal phenomena involved in transitioning from female to male handling the impact of white supremacy on male lust as a man of color the transformational possibilities of S/M women's responses to the lusts of the men in their lives coming of age with a “deviant” gender or sexual orientation healing from rape and other forms of sexual abuse coming to terms with loving and desiring women within a misogynist culture lust and desire within a disabled body Together, the contributors break the noisy silence surrounding male lust, challenge the dominant images of men as unemotional sexual predators, and expose the live, beating hearts, minds, and souls of real men loving, healing, and revealing themselves, each other, and the women in their lives. Male Lust heralds the next generation of thinking men--a must-read for anyone seeking cutting-edge ideas on sexuality and desire.

Small Wonder

Small Wonder
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Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780571283279
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Faber & Faber

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this collection of essays, the author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us (out of one of history's darker moments) an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter. Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on - sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive - Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

Cosmic Love Wonder Lust

Cosmic Love Wonder Lust
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1875199004
Release: 2016-07
Editor: Unknown

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Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking
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Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429915878
Release: 2004-10-05
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial: "Yes, you, Augusten. You were great. We want you." I can now trace my manic adult tendencies to this moment. It was the first time I felt deeply thrilled about something just a fraction of an instant after being completely crushed. I believe those three words "We want you" were enough to cause my brain to rewire itself, and from then on, I would require more than other people....- from Magical Thinking's "Commercial Break" A contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. A different kind of "roof work." Dating an undertaker who shows up in a minivan. This is the fabric of Augusten Burroughs's life: a collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate, stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. With Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs goes where other memoirists fear to tread.

Book Lust

Book Lust
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Author: Nancy Pearl
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781570616594
Release: 2009-09-29
Editor: Sasquatch Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

And Sometimes I Wonder About You

And Sometimes I Wonder About You
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Author: Walter Mosley
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780385539197
Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The welcome return of Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley's NYC-based private eye, his East Coast foil to his immortal L.A.-based detective Easy Rawlins. As the Boston Globe raved, "A poignantly real character, [McGill is] not only the newest of the great fictional detectives, but also an incisive and insightful commentator on the American scene." In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend. And his son, Twill, has been spending a lot of time out of the office with his own case, helping a young thief named Fortune and his girlfriend, Liza. Meanwhile, Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father's side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old-money family. It's up to Leonid to save who he can and incriminate the guilty; all while helping his son finish his own investigation; locating his own father; reconciling (whatever that means) with his wife and girlfriend; and attending the wedding of Gordo, his oldest friend.

Wonder Lust Itchy Feet

Wonder  Lust   Itchy Feet
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Author: Sally Dellow
Pages: 170
ISBN: 988849161X
Release: 2019-05-19
Editor: Proverse Hong Kong

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In WONDER, LUST & ITCHY FEET a fearless, intelligent and eager woman-mother, lover, wife and daughter-collects for the first time a selection of poetry from her first four decades of living and writing. Unhesitatingly she exposes intimate feelings and heartfelt values about friendship, family, desire, disaster, finding a home and exploring the world. There is disappointment and rebellion here; but also humour and wisdom. There is passion, pain, regret, hope; a desire to love and live to the full. The work feels powered by a desire to find life's joy, knowing that tomorrow we die; yet there is also a generous understanding that a new generation will take our place, live and love in their turn. Sally Dellow's deliberate use of simple language provides a counterpoint to her sophistication of structure, delightful and meaningful word-play, and entertaining rhyme. There is a wide range of reference garnered from rich experience of life and travel in many cultures and countries. As a poet, Sally Dellow has a highly intelligent understanding of the right words and concepts to express, and communicate effectively, deep-felt universal experiences in a highly personal way. Among the many striking and strong poems in this collection, 'Sand' is one that has the resonance of a modern classic. "Poetry looks straight at what the rest of us leave in the periphery of our vision: Sally Dellow, again and again, brings back our lazy eye to focus, precisely, on the nub of experience. Exuberant word-play and a singing ear bring music and humour to all that she scrutinises. Dellow is raucous, irreverent and achingly naked. This collection is all tender warmth and wonder, but hilarious and Hot as Wasabi too." - Martin Alexander, author of Clearing Ground and Poetry Editor of the Asia Literary Review"These are generous and intimate poems, crafted with language that dances on the page, borne out of keen observation and contemplation of not only life's most joyous moments, but also its most sorrowful, and at times, most frightening." - David W. Hill, Fiction Writer and Assistant Editor of Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives"Evocative yet compact in its language, Sally Dellow's collection reveals a desire to grasp poetry-and life-by the horns. By turns lucid and playful, these poems are characterised by a humour and lightness of touch that enables both writer and reader to engage with issues that matter.//In 'Mottled', she sets out her perception of poetry as "hard thoughts softened by beautiful constructs; // Sweet sounds wrapped round pain". There is much pain, much sweetness to be found within these pages."- Viki Holmes, author of miss moon's class, and co-editor of the international women's poetry anthology Not a Muse "With an artist's eye, Sally Dellow looks at key aspects of life-the search for a home, the need for companionship, the satisfaction of family-and finds something amazing in each remembered detail. She selects scenes from her experience as a traveler, mother and writer, and presents them with an immediacy that allows us to share in the moment. Each poem in this collection contains vivid images, unexpected turns of phrase, and insight into what it means to be aware, worldly and human in the present day."- Thaddeus Rutkowski, author of Haywire"Wonder, Lust & Itchy Feet is an intimate journey; the emotional vulnerability gives the pieces their veracity. Tellingly, many Hong Kong poems in the Itchy Feet section declare an unavowed commitment to the place that she has made her home. Perhaps she has scratched that particular itch for the last time. -David McKirdy, author of Accidental Oriental

A Wolf at the Table

A Wolf at the Table
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Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1429937653
Release: 2008-04-29
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we'd ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes...I wasn't altogether sure about one thing: was it just a dream?" When Augusten Burroughs was small, his father was a shadowy presence in his life: a form on the stairs, a cough from the basement, a silent figure smoking a cigarette in the dark. As Augusten grew older, something sinister within his father began to unfurl. Something dark and secretive that could not be named. Betrayal after shocking betrayal ensued, and Augusten's childhood was over. The kind of father he wanted didn't exist for him. This father was distant, aloof, uninterested... And then the "games" began. With A Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs makes a quantum leap into untapped emotional terrain: the radical pendulum swing between love and hate, the unspeakably terrifying relationship between father and son. Told with scorching honesty and penetrating insight, it is a story for anyone who has ever longed for unconditional love from a parent. Though harrowing and brutal, A Wolf at the Table will ultimately leave you buoyed with the profound joy of simply being alive. It's a memoir of stunning psychological cruelty and the redemptive power of hope.

Lust in Translation

Lust in Translation
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Author: Pamela Druckerman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101666920
Release: 2008-03-25
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include: Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating." Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, Lust in Translation is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy."