Confessions Of A Video Vixen

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Confessions Of A Video Vixen

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 9780061747847
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling. Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life. Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Vindicated

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 9781940363820
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For a decade, Confessions of a Video Vixen author Karrine Steffans and the details of her private life have been the subject of debate and scrutiny. But, as gossipmongers and critics speculated, assumed, and manufactured tall tales about the New York Times bestselling author, Karrine hid herself and her truth from the world, imprisoned by an abusive marriage and the judgments of society. In Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later, Karrine takes readers into the belly of the beast as she harrowingly chronicles the systematic breakdown of her mind, body, and spirit and the events that propelled her back to prosperity after losing everything. She candidly shares her struggle to be what others demand, her obsession with the American dream, her desperation to appear normal, and the price she paid for it all. With a foreword from Respect magazine Editor-in-Chief Datwon Thomas, this dark, long journey into the life of an abused and tormented woman, wife, and mother uncovers a long-guarded set of painful personal truths, reveals the inspiring details of her life-saving triumph, and will change everything you thought you knew about Karrine Steffans.
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The Vixen Diaries

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 9780446402477
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This titillating expose chronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will surely not disappoint. Karrine Steffans continues to dish out juicy gossip and the much sought after details of her star studded lifestyle and the celebrity men that helped her get where she needed to be. Karrine draws you in to get an up-close and personal look at the Hollywood life of fast money and sex; all the things that make for a great movie. She discusses her interactions with people after the release of Confessions of a Video Vixen and how she copes with it all.
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Pimps Up Ho S Down

Author : T. Denean Denean Sharpley-Whiting
ISBN : 0814741223
Genre : Music
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2007 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Emily Toth Award Pimps Up, Ho’s Down pulls at the threads of the intricately knotted issues surrounding young black women and hip hop culture. What unravels for Tracy D. Sharpley-Whiting is a new, and problematic, politics of gender. In this fascinating and forceful book, Sharpley-Whiting, a feminist writer who is a member of the hip hop generation, interrogates the complexities of young black women's engagement with a culture that is masculinist, misogynistic, and frequently mystifying. Beyond their portrayal in rap lyrics, the display of black women in music videos, television, film, fashion, and on the Internet is indispensable to the mass media engineered appeal of hip hop culture, the author argues. And the commercial trafficking in the images and behaviors associated with hip hop has made them appear normal, acceptable, and entertaining - both in the U.S. and around the world. Sharpley-Whiting questions the impacts of hip hop's increasing alliance with the sex industry, the rise of groupie culture in the hip hop world, the impact of hip hop's compulsory heterosexual culture on young black women, and the permeation of the hip hop ethos into young black women's conceptions of love and romance. The author knows her subject from the inside. Coming of age in the midst of hip hop's evolution in the late 1980s, she mixed her graduate studies with work as a runway and print model in the 1990s. Her book features interviews with exotic dancers, black hip hop groupies, and hip hop generation members Jacklyn “Diva” Bush, rapper Trina, and filmmaker Aishah Simmons, along with the voices of many “everyday” young women. Pimps Up, Ho’s Down turns down the volume and amplifies the substance of discussions about hip hop culture and to provide a space for young black women to be heard.
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Vibe Vixen

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The hottest magazine for young, hip, urban-centric, VIBE VIXEN is for the strong and beautiful women of color in this new century. The magazine features beauty andfashion, putting both in the context of America’s new multi-culture and the world we live in.
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The Vixen Manual

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 9780446551366
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Since she exploded on the scene with her two juicy and impossible-to-put-down tell-alls, readers have wanted to know even more about what makes Karrine Steffans tick. How was she able to meet all the high profile politicians, movie stars, and other celebrities that are her close acquaintances? What skills does she possess to keep men wanting more? Finally, Karrine lays it all out and explains exactly what a woman must do to win over the man of her dreams. With chapters like "Never Let Him See You Sweat," "Flirting," "Encouraging His Manhood," and "Give Him What He Wants," this hot and sexy manual is a must-have for every woman's bookshelf.
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Encyclopedia Of Hip Hop Literature

Author : Tarshia L. Stanley
ISBN : 9780313343902
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Hip Hop literature, also known as urban fiction or street lit, is a type of writing evocative of the harsh realities of life in the inner city. Beginning with seminal works by such writers as Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim and culminating in contemporary fiction, autobiography, and poetry, Hip Hop literature is exerting the same kind of influence as Hip Hop music, fashion, and culture. Through more than 180 alphabetically arranged entries, this encyclopedia surveys the world of Hip Hop literature and places it in its social and cultural contexts. Entries cite works for further reading, and a bibliography concludes the volume. Coverage includes authors, genres, and works, as well as on the musical artists, fashion designers, directors, and other figures who make up the context of Hip Hop literature. Entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia concludes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in literature classes will value this guide to an increasingly popular body of literature, while students in social studies classes will welcome its illumination of American cultural diversity.
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Woman

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 0615718779
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Karrine Steffans has been on an incredible journey since birth. Infamous for chronicling her turmultuous youth, her questionable life choices, and her rise as a New York Times and international best selling author, this cultural icon, this vixen, started with prose. Writing since the age of five, Steffans was inspired when discovering Edgar Allan Poe at that impressionable age. Motivated by her grandfather, later that year, she aimed for the coveted New York Times best sellers list. Twenty years later, she made it and it all started with poetry. In this booklet, the author shares some of her autobiographical poetry, once lost, and the origin of the inspiration to share them.
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Decor And The Single Girl

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 9781940363622
Genre : Design
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When your living space is attractive and inviting, guests respond. As a single woman, this is especially true for potential suitors you allow into that space. After all, how can he imagine himself in your life if he’s not comfortable in your home? As your life changes, your decor changes and you must design your life around the relationship you desire and deserve. Your style doesn’t just communicate who you are; it also tells people who you want to be. If you’re a single woman looking to make a real connection, it’s time to make sure your decor sends the right message. Decor and the Single Girl, by New York Times bestselling author Karrine Steffans, is a beautifully photographed guide for today's single woman ready to make room in her life for a man. But, before she makes that room, she has to decorate it—and not for the life she has, but for the life she wants! Each chapter offers easy, straight to the point, comprehensive advice, as well as helpful shopping links, and even quick quips on how to recognize when it's time to dump a man who may be unappreciative of the hard work a single girl goes through to make her home appealing and comfortable. From the first date to the day he or she moves in, Decor and the Single Girl helps the modern woman appreciate what a touch of traditionalism and forward planning can mean to her dating life and relationships.
Category: Design

Drink Fuck Sleep

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 0615562361
Genre : Authors
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'Drink Fuck Sleep' is a collection of essays depicting regrettable sexual experiences wherein alcohol was involved either before, during, or after. With gripping, personal accounts of tragic, heart-wrenching, sexually boundless, ultra-erotic, emotionally numbing, mind thrilling, and scintillating experiences, the featured writers narrow the divide between what people project and what they protect. It serves as a series of precautionary tales, as well as proof of life and the parallels of the human condition, regardless of our socioeconomic stations.
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The Pawn Queen

Author : Byron Woulard
ISBN : 9780982937518
Genre : History
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The Pawn Queen (The Making of the 21st Century Black Female) by Byron Woulard
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Satisfaction

Author : Karrine Steffans
ISBN : 1609418891
Genre : Sexual excitement
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Encourages couples to make fantasies and role-playing a regular part of their sex lives and features chapters on domination, paid escorts, and swinging.
Category: Sexual excitement

Erotic Revolutionaries

Author : Shayne Lee
ISBN : 0761852298
Genre : Social Science
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This book steers black sexual politics toward a more sex-positive trajectory, navigating the uncharted spaces where social constructionism, third-wave feminism, and black popular culture collide to locate a new site for sexuality studies that is theoretically innovative, politically subversive, and stylistically chic.
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Ritz Harper Goes To Hollywood

Author : Wendy Williams
ISBN : 9781416592921
Genre : Fiction
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As the reigning "Queen of Radio," Ritz Harper has managed to out, ridicule, jack up or mess over everyone and anyone, from hip-hop stars to high-class snobs. So, she's decided to take her career to the next level: Hollywood, baby! Decked out in Chanel from head to toe, and sporting bodacious new breast implants, Ritz is ready for her close-up. But first, she has to deal with the dirtiest dealmakers in Tinsel Town -- and the trashiest trash-talkers in her reckless past. Is Ritz worried? Of course not. She's saving all the drama for her on-air debut, where the scandalicious details of her life could send her ratings through the roof. Even if the hottest players and heaviest hitters in Hollywood come gunning for her, this tell-it-like-it-is bombshell plans to drop a few bombs of her own -- before you can say "Lights! Camera! How you doin'?"
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Kris Jenner And All Things Kardashian

Author : Kris Jenner
ISBN : 9781451646979
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The mother and manager of the three Kardashian sisters discusses her marriages, her children, her friendship with O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson, her parenting choices, and the challenges of living in the public eye.
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Nameless

Author : Kyle Chais
ISBN : 9781439187296
Genre : Fiction
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In the in between are the Nameless; names are for masters and they have none. They live in the Nameless realm; between being saved and being destroyed. They are Fallen. One Nameless spends his time watching humans in New York City and, in his endless eternity of boredom, becomes intrigued by a drunk named Aurick Pantera. One day Aurick, a reckless gambler, is about to be killed by a gang over his debts. Nameless feels sorry for him, and possesses his body to save his life. He then decides that he rather likes being in a human body; the chance to taste, smells, and touch. He uses Aurick’s body to fulfill all of his wildest dreams – become a rock star, have a successful psychiatric practice, and pursue star journalist Helena Way. Until, three years after possessing Aurick, the other Fallen take notice of these random achievements and begin appearing to Aurick. They are tired of waiting in Nameless and are ready to start a war—their only chance to cease this painful eternity of waiting and either be saved or be released. Aurick is stuck in the middle. Join the ranks and finally be released to Null for atrocities against mankind, or can his love for Helena, his budding friendships, and his growing concern for all humans grant him salvation?
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Raising Kanye

Author : Donda West
ISBN : 9781416556640
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As the mother of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Donda West has watched her son grow from a brilliant baby boy with all the intimations of fame and fortune to one of the hottest rappers on the music scene. And she has every right to be proud: she raised her son with strong moral values, teaching him right from wrong and helping him become the man he is today. In Raising Kanye, Donda not only pays homage to her famous son but reflects on all the things she learned about being his mother along the way. Featuring never-before-seen photos and compelling personal anecdotes, Donda's powerful and inspiring memoir reveals everything from the difficulties she faced as a single mother in the African-American community to her later experiences as Kanye's manager as he rose to superstardom. Speaking frankly about her son's reputation as a "Mama's Boy," and his memorable public outbursts about gay rights and President George W. Bush, Donda supports her son without exception, and here she shares the invaluable wisdom she has taken away from each experience -- passion, tolerance, patience, and above all, always telling the truth. Ultimately, she not only expresses what her famously talented son has meant to her but what he has meant to music and an entire generation.
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Love On A Two Way Street

Author : JL King
ISBN : 9781476709086
Genre : Fiction
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In the bestselling tradition of E. Lynn Harris, a gripping novel about a group of high-powered millionaires who each harbor a surprising secret about their sexuality.
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Balancing Act

Author : Jonathan Plummer
ISBN : 9781476728322
Genre : Fiction
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Bringing promising male model Julian to America, Marque Ashley, the head of a top New York City agency, breaks her own rules about mixing business with pleasure when she gives in to their mutual attraction, a situation that is complicated by Julian's latent homosexuality. 50,000 first printing.
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A Perfect Fit

Author : Luther Wright
ISBN : 9781439195109
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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FORMER NBA STAR LUTHER WRIGHT SHARES HIS HARROWING AND UPLIFTING JOURNEY OF FINDING GOD—AND HIMSELF—WHEN HE HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE. Luther Wright had the life hoop dreams are made of. A first-round NBA draft pick for the Utah Jazz, he was a rookie on a team with basketball legends Karl Malone and John Stockton. He had money, women, cars, and a luxurious bachelor pad overlooking Salt Lake City. But within a year, ravaged by drugs and unable to cope with life as an NBA star, he was homeless, broke and addicted to crack cocaine. Wright never wanted to play basketball, yet standing more than seven feet tall even as a boy, he thought he had no choice. In this heartrending memoir, he writes candidly about the self-destructive spiral he found himself on after neglecting his passions to pursue the dreams of others. After years of living on the streets, he finally found a gift greater than anything his millions could have bought him—God. Today, Wright offers a simple message: believe in yourself, follow your dreams, and only then will you find your Perfect Fit.
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