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Weird Like Us

Author : Ann Powers
ISBN : 9780684838083
Genre : Social Science
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Describes the various subcultures trying to reshape America today, and includes interviews with modern bohemians, who share their views on life
Category: Social Science

Weird Love Vol 2 That S The Way I Like It

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781623028831
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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''Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics,'' provides a fascinating introduction to ''Weird Love: That's The Way I Like It!'', the second sleazy and stupefying volume in the series that ''Wired'' magazine calls ''deranged genius!'' You'll love, you'll hate these lurid stories: ''Too Fat to Frug,'' ''Men You Shouldn't Marry,'' ''Leader of the Pack,'' ''Love Slaves,'' ''Stay Away From Married Men,'' ''Trailer Park Girl: Flirtation on Wheels,'' ''Mail-Order Marriage,'' ''Thrill Crazy!,'' and much more cringe-worthy, laugh-riot comic book kitsch! Collects issues #5-8.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Weird Love 23

Author : Various
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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OMG: '50s and '60s jaw-dropping bizarro romance comics!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Weird Love 10

Author : Unknown
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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If you LOVE your comics WEIRD, then Weird Love is for YOU! We find the kinkiest and kookiest ROTFL romance comics of the 1950s and assemble them into a lurid Good Girl Art package! This issue features a deplorable comic about a plus-size woman titled ''My Heavy Heart'' that will make you glad we've come a long way, baby! ''Innocence Was My Angle'' is anything but innocent! Finally, we just have to share with you the so-bad-it's good ''I Suffered For Love''ãit's as if Ed Wood created comics, and trust us, you'll sufferãfrom fits of laughter!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Cmj New Music Monthly

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CMJ New Music Monthly, the first consumer magazine to include a bound-in CD sampler, is the leading publication for the emerging music enthusiast. NMM is a monthly magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features. Each magazine comes with a CD of 15-24 songs by well-established bands, unsigned bands and everything in between. It is published by CMJ Network, Inc.

Just Like Us

Author : Helen Thorpe
ISBN : 9781439166253
Genre : Social Science
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A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just Like Us is their story. A stunning work of in-depth journalism in the tradition of Random Family, Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us takes us deep into an American subculture -- that of Mexican immigrants -- largely hidden from the mainstream. We meet four girls on the eve of their senior prom, in Denver, Colorado. Each is bright and ambitious and an excellent student. Their leader, Marisela, dazzles teachers during the day and spends her evenings checking groceries to help pay the bills. She dreams of college and a professional career -- but she doesn't have a green card or a Social Security number because her parents brought her across the border illegally. Marisela's best friend, Yadira, shares her predicament. But they spend all of their time with two girls who are legal -- Elissa, who was born in the United States, and Clara, who has a green card. Each of the girls views the others as her equals, yet the world does not treat them that way. Their situation becomes increasingly painful and complex as the four young women approach adulthood, and Marisela and Yadira watch their two legal friends gain opportunities that are not available to them. All four hold American aspirations, but only Clara and Elissa have the documents necessary to realize those hopes. Their friendship starts to divide along lines of immigration status. Then a political firestorm begins. An illegal immigrant commits a horrendous crime in Denver, and a local congressman seizes on the act as proof of all that is wrong with American society. Arguments over immigration rage fiercely, and the girls' lives play out against a backdrop of intense debate over whether they have any right to live in the country where they have grown up. This brilliant, fast-paced work of narrative journalism is a vivid coming-of-age story about girlhood, friendship, and, most of all, identity -- what it means to fake an identity, steal an identity, or inherit an identity from one's parents and country. No matter what one's opinions are about immigration, Just Like Us offers fascinating insight into one of our most complicated social issues today. The girls, their families, those who welcome them, and those who object to their presence all must grapple with the same deep dilemma: Who is an American? Who gets to live in America? And what happens when we don't agree?
Category: Social Science

White Like Me

Author : Tim Wise
ISBN : 9781593764708
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are “white like him.” He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Parker Grey Show

Author : Kristen Buckley
ISBN : 1101204435
Genre : Fiction
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“A great read! A funny, inspiring, adventurous journey through friendship, love, and rediscovery.”—Amanda Brown, author of Legally Blonde When she isn’t waiting tables, Parker Grey doesn’t have much to do except watch reruns of MEDS and fantasize about “M.” In fact, sometimes she feels like her life is one big TV show—one she’d channel-surf right past. But now Parker’s roommate has disappeared. Knowing she’s a lot better at watching drama than creating it, Parker turns to TV for help. Inspired by the sexy star of La Femme Nikita, she takes to the streets of Manhattan. To find Lil. To find a life. And to start writing a whole new script for... THE PARKER GREY SHOW “Funny, feisty, and full of life—this charming novel will reaffirm your belief that ‘happily ever after’ is actually possible.”—Jillian Medoff, author of Good Girls Gone Bad “Brilliant! Hilarious! Irreverent! Parker Grey is the mouth-piece for the Anti 'It Girl' establishment.”—Simon Doonan author of Wacky Chicks and Confessions of a Window Dresser: Tales from the Life of Fashion
Category: Fiction

Weird Love 1

Author : Joe Gill
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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From the people that bring you the acclaimed Haunted Horror comic comes a horror like no other... WEIRD Love! WEIRD Love presents the most sexy, bizarro, sick, twisted, politically incorrect, kinky "romance" comics of the 1950s and beyond. In this OMG-I-Can't-Believe-This! first ish, you are going to be astonished to read luridly illustrated pulp comics fiction like ''Love of a Lunatic,'' ''I Fell for a Commie,'' ''The Taming of the Brute,'' the wacko ''You Also Snore, Darling,'' and more! This collector's edition which begins the WEIRD Love series ''ends'' with a pre-code comics ode to the female derrier(!). No wonder the censors wanted this stuff banned! Sure to be a must-have big-buzz comic-- and it's bargain-priced!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Perfectly Good White Boy

Author : Carrie Mesrobian
ISBN : 9781467765985
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"You never know where we'll end up. There's so much possibility in life, you know?" Hallie said. Sean Norwhalt can read between the lines. He knows Hallie's just dumped him. He was a perfectly good summer boyfriend, but now she's off to college, and he's still got another year to go. Her pep talk about futures and "possibilities" isn't exactly comforting. Sean's pretty sure he's seen his future and its "possibilities," and they all look DISPOSABLE. Like the crappy rental his family moved into when his dad left. Like all the unwanted filthy old clothes he stuffs into the rag baler at his thrift-store job. Like everything good he's ever known. The only hopeful possibilities in Sean's life are the Marine Corps, where no one expected he'd go, and Neecie Albertson, whom he never expected to care about. Carrie Mesrobian follows her critically acclaimed debut, Sex & Violence, with another powerful and wrenching portrait of a teenage boy on the precipice of the new American future.
Category: Young Adult Fiction