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The Cake And The Rain

Author : Jimmy Webb
ISBN : 9781466862579
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Novelistic, perfectly plotted and quite possibly the best pop-star autobiography yet written." - The Wall Street Journal Jimmy Webb’s words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He’s the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently with a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical nocturne. Now, in his first memoir, Webb delivers a snapshot of his life from 1955 to 1970, from simple and sere Oklahoma to fast and fantastical Los Angeles, from the crucible of his family to the top of his longed-for profession. Webb was a preacher’s son whose father climbed off a tractor to receive his epiphany, and Jimmy, barely out of his teen age years, sank down into the driver’s seat of a Cobra to speed to Las Vegas to meet with Elvis. Classics such as “Up, Up and Away”, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, “Galveston”, “The Worst that Could Happen”, “All I Know”, and “MacArthur Park” were all recorded by some of the most important voices in pop before Webb’s twenty-fifth birthday: he thought it was easy. The sixties were a supernova, and Webb was at their center, whipsawed from the proverbial humble beginnings into a moneyed and manic international world of beautiful women, drugs, cars and planes. That stew almost took him down—but Webb survived, his passion for music and work among his lifelines. The Cake and The Rain is a surprising and unusual book: Webb’s talent as a writer and storyteller is here on every page. His book is rich with a sense of time and place, and with the voices of characters, vanished and living, famous and not, but all intimately involved with him in his youth, when life seemed nothing more than a party and Webb the eternal guest of honor.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A World Of Cake

Author : Krystina Castella
ISBN : 9781603424462
Genre : Cooking
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Take your sweet tooth on a global tour! Whether you’re indulging in Australian pavlova, Japanese mochi, or Italian panettone, it’s just not a celebration without cake. In this delectable cookbook, Krystina Castella offers more than 150 irresistible cake recipes from around the world, accompanied by mouthwatering photographs and insights into unique cultural traditions. Discover exciting new flavors and innovative twists on your favorite desserts as you explore the sweet delights of a variety of chiffons, fruitcakes, meringues, and more.
Category: Cooking

Drowning In A Mother S Womb

Author : Ciara Lynette Anderson
ISBN : 9781606431337
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drowning in a Mother's Womb approaches the story of a tumultuous childhood of a young girl in her own words, emotions and feelings. As she relives the horrific incidents of violent abuse, you will empathize with her every struggle and hang on her every word spoken in the language and culture of her experience. The most vital messages from her story are that regardless of the circumstances and situations that this young girl faced, having lived a most colorful life by the age of 13, she found herself drowning in her own resentment for a mother who never felt any remorse for her negligent parenting. Therefore, the girl continued to press toward her future, grasping at any and every place for help. When she least expected it, her broken spirit gave way to what felt like the walls of her mind closing in on her, and she found herself in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital. Ciara allows the reader to identify with a child's need to be nurtured and supported even when the nurturer remains absent and unsupportive.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Cake House

Author : Latifah Salom
ISBN : 9780345806529
Genre : Fiction
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Rosaura Douglas's father shot himself after her mother left him . . . or at least that's the story everyone is telling. Now her mother has remarried and Rosie is trapped in "The Cake House," a garish pink edifice in the hills of Los Angeles that's a far cry from the cramped apartment where she grew up. It's also the house where her father died—a fact that everyone else who lives there, including her mother, Dahlia, and her mysteriously wealthy stepfather, Claude, want to forget. Soon, however, her father's ghost appears, sometimes in a dark window, sometimes in the house’s lush garden, but always with warnings that Claude is not to be trusted. And as the ghost becomes increasingly violent—and the secrets of her family’s past come to light—Rosie must finally face the truth behind the losses and lies that have torn her life apart. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Icing On The Cake

Author : Laura Castoro
ISBN : 9781459248212
Genre : Fiction
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When Liz Talbot's husband left her for a woman half her age, Liz put all her passions into her bakery. The problem is that fad diets and fitness crazes are ruining sales and she's barely staying afloat. Liz's luck seems to be changing when her ex dies without changing his will, leaving her the main beneficiary. Unfortunately one of the things she inherits is the advertising agency she left behind to pursue her dream of baking. Her partner? The newly widowed husband stealer—Brandi, with a heart over the i. As the new co-owner of Talbot Advertising, in the toilet since the death of her ex (that's right, she's now the proprietor of two failing businesses), Liz is more determined than ever to break out and make a name for herself as an artisan baker extraordinaire, providing her products can catch the eye of the Nabisco Food scout who is as elusive as he is mysterious.
Category: Fiction

The Cake Shop In The Garden

Author : Carole Matthews
ISBN : 9781405527484
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 71.6 MB
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***CAROLE'S SENSATIONAL SEASONAL SEQUEL, CHRISTMAS CAKES & MISTLETOE NIGHTS, IS AVAILABLE NOW *** What readers are saying about The Cake Shop in the Garden: 'A novel with heart' 'Brilliant. A relaxing book to read' 'I loved reading every part of this book and didn't want it to end' 'I could not put this book down' 'Would make a great film!' 'Carole at her very best' The scrumptious Cake Shop in the Garden is Carole Matthews' bestselling book ever! Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell. Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay's entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn't know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision - even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden.
Category: Fiction

Yes You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Author : Viv L. Ewing
ISBN : 9781615795024
Genre : Religion
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STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIFE Yes You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too dispels the popular notion that you cannot have your cake and eat it. The book challenges you to climb until your dream comes true. It gives you a road map for expecting great things in your life, to plan for success by dreaming bigger, and to work smarter. In this compelling book Dr. Viv Ewing shares a series of strategies for achieving more success and fulfillment. You will be inspired to seek and understand your purpose in life and to live with passion. "This is an inspiring book that will challenge everyone to reach their dreams" Kathleen Moore, CRC CEO Rainbow of Hope "Motivating, practical, and relevant for today's achievers" Bruce Norris Author, Speaker, Preacher "A must read for anyone who wants to get more satisfaction out of life" Jennifer Wilkins Speaker, Community Leader and Civic Leader Viv Ewing, Ph.D., is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and is a successful business executive, community leader, motivational speaker, life coach, and consultant. She is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals make positive changes that will enhance their success, reach the bottom line, and impact the community. Dr. Ewing is the founder and president of Life Development International, which is a company based in Nebraska that provides consulting for corporations, universities, faith-based groups, and community organizations. Viv is sought after motivational presenter speaking on human resources, goal setting, managing change, effective communications, career planning, and leadership development. She hosts a radio program called The Best is Yet to Come and writes for Revive Magazine. Dr. Ewing serves in leadership roles on several community boards and organizations.
Category: Religion

Cooking Italian With The Cake Boss

Author : Buddy Valastro
ISBN : 9781451674323
Genre : Cooking
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TLC’s beloved Buddy Valastro is not only a master baker and the Cake Boss, he’s also a great cook and star of the hit show, Kitchen Boss. Now he shares 100 delicious, essential Italian-American recipes—from his grandmother’s secret dishes to his personal favorites—with his own signature touches that make dinner a family event. TLC’s beloved Buddy Valastro is not only a master baker, he’s also a great cook—the boss of his home kitchen as well as of his famous bakery, Carlo’s Bake Shop. Home cooking is even more vital for the Valastro family than the work they do at the bakery. Every Sunday, the whole clan gathers to cook and eat Sunday Gravy—their family recipe for hearty tomato sauce. These nourishing meals are the glue of their family. Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss shares 100 delicious Italian- American recipes beloved by Buddy’s family, from his grandmother’s secret dishes to Buddy’s personal favorites, with Buddy’s own signature touches that make dinner a family event. Buddy Valastro is renowned worldwide as the Cake Boss, but Buddy knows far more than just desserts. He makes classic dishes like Pasta Carbonara, Shrimp Scampi, and Eggplant Parmesan even more irresistible with his singular flair and with old-school tips passed down through generations. With his friendly charm, he guides even novice cooks from appetizers through more complicated dishes, and all 100 easy-to-follow recipes use ingredients that are obtainable and affordable. Your family will love sitting down at the table to eat Steak alla Buddy, Auntie Anna’s Manicotti, Mozzarella-and- Sausage-Stuffed Chicken, Veal Saltimbocca, Buddy’s Swiss Chard, and mouthwatering desserts like Lemon Granita, Apple Snacking Cake, Cocoa-Hazelnut Cream with Berries, and Rockin’ Rice Pudding. Buddy’s recipes allow home cooks to become the bosses of their own kitchens, and anyone will be able to whip up a tasty and nutritious Italian dinner. Filled with luscious full-color photography and with stories from the irrepressible Valastro clan, Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss shows how to create new takes on traditional dishes that will make your famiglia happy. *** My family, the Valastros, makes its living by baking and selling just about anything you can think of at Carlo’s Bake Shop. It’s what we’re known for. But there’s another side to our family and our relationship to food, and it’s just as personal, maybe even more personal, than what we do at the bakery. I’m talking about the recipes and dishes, meals and traditions that nourish our bodies and souls when we get home. Just like any other family, we enjoy chilling out and spending time together, and there’s no way we’d rather do that than around a table, a place that keeps us grounded and connected to each other as well as to the relatives who came before us. As proud as I am of our professional success, I’m just as proud that we’ve been able to continue making time for our family and extended family—and we’re talking a lot of people— to meet several times a week and eat together. And now I’m honored to share with you my family’s favorite recipes and to tell you the stories of what makes them so near and dear to our hearts. I hope they might become favorites for your family as well, that they help you create memories to last a lifetime, the same way they’ve done for us Valastros. -- Buon Appetito, Buddy Valastro
Category: Cooking

Walking On Water Really Is A Piece Of Cake

Author : Sidney R. Harman
ISBN : 9781403338129
Genre : Fiction
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Stuart brings his story to the present time in his final book of this trilogy a time when little girls wore dresses and hats to church, the United States was experiencing growing pains of its own and history, culture, and technology were evolving into what would become present-day America. Beginning in 1957, this book chronicles Stuart's life as he, along with several thousand other officers, were RIFed. He then enlisted as a sergeant and began a new life at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. During this time, he would have a 14 months unaccompanied tour to Korea. Returning to Fort Bliss, he would eventually retire as a Lieutenant Colonel in El Paso and enter the civilian world to become a successful commercial realtor. El Paso remains his home to this day. As son, husband, father, grandfather, and now great-grandfather, he looks back at the shaping of his own life and the tumultuous times in which he has lived. His keen insight and observations of this historical period provide an intimate glimpse of the world as it has changed and evolved throughout the past several decades.
Category: Fiction

The Land Of Weddings And Rain

Author : Gediminas Lankauskas
ISBN : 9781442699366
Genre : History
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In The Land of Weddings and Rain, Gediminas Lankauskas examines the components of the contemporary urban wedding – religious and civil ceremonies, “traditional” imagery and practices, and the conspicuous consumption of domestic and imported goods – in the context of the Western-style modernization of post-socialist Lithuania. Studying the tensions between “tradition” and “modernity” that surround this important ritual event, Lankauskas highlights the ways in which nationalism serves to negotiate the impact of modernity in the aftermath of state socialism’s collapse. His analysis also shows the importance of consumption and commodification to Lithuania’s ongoing “Westernization.” Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, The Land of Weddings and Rain is a fascinating account of the tensions – between national and transnational, East and West, and old and new – that shape life in post-socialist Eastern Europe.
Category: History