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The Debutante Divorcee

Author : Plum Sykes
ISBN : 0670915955
Genre : Chick Lit
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'Married girls in New York these days put almost as much effort into losing husbands as they once did into finding them.' Lauren Blount's life is beautifully arranged: she's very rich, very young, very thin, very pretty - and very, very divorced. The most reckless and glamorous of Manhattan's Debutante Divorcee set, Lauren captivates Sylvia Mortimer, the group's token newlywed. But while Lauren sets out on a morality-lite, orgasm-heavy 'Make Out Challenge', Sylvia discovers marriage isn't exactly an Eternity ad - especially when the city's most notorious Husband Huntress zeroes in on her spouse. Navigating a world of divorce showers and power christenings, socialite babies, professional friends, gorgeous West Village wives and un-Googleable men, Sylvia fears her husband is straying and starts asking, as Lauren always says, 'Who needs a husband anyway?'
Category: Chick Lit

The Debutante Divorc E

Author : Plum Sykes
ISBN : 9781408894668
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times bestselling second novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes, set in the cutthroat world of Manhattan's most eligible elite Sylvia Mortimer is licking her wounds somewhat: she's back from her honeymoon, and her husband is already AWOL. But then she meets Lauren Blount, queen bee of Manhattan's glamorous Debutante Divorcée set. Lauren's the gleaming, glossy proof that there's life after divorce – in fact, she wears it fabulously. But when New York's most notorious Husband Huntress sets her sights on Sylvia's new man, she starts to wonder – is Lauren right that no one needs a husband anyway? Or should she hold out for Happily Ever After II, stand up and fight for her man?
Category: Fiction

The Debutante Divorce

Author : Plum Sykes
ISBN : 0786891165
Genre : Fiction
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In a delightful mix of charm, cheek, and satire, Sykes returns to the glittering world of her "New York Times" bestselling debut "Bergdorf Blondes" to introduce the Debutante Divorces--high society's newly unwed heiresses.
Category: Fiction

Orange Coast Magazine

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Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.
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Bergdorf Blondes

Author : Plum Sykes
ISBN : 9781408894361
Genre : Fiction
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Meet moi, 'a champagne bubble of a girl about town working at being a princess by day and by night on the prowl for that elusive, must-have accessory every girl simply demands: an impossibly rich fiancé'. It shouldn't be too tricky. After all, her BFF is Julie Bergdorf, department store heiress, queen of Park Avenue and owner of hair universally acknowledged as the Perfect Shade of Blonde. Life is a whirl of ball gowns and blow-dries (which inevitably take waaay too long, because hairdressers always need to talk through their addictions). But, strictly entre nous, it can actually be très draining to mix parties, peach bellinis and private jets ('PJs' to those fluent in globetrotting) while maintaining a standout collection of Chloé jeans and a job. How does she manage it? Plum Sykes lifts the lid on Manhattan's elite in this devilishly witty, deliciously addictive tale of the search for love – and the ultimate Manolos.
Category: Fiction

Party Girls Die In Pearls

Author : Plum Sykes
ISBN : 9781408882573
Genre : Fiction
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Brideshead, bon-bons, cucumber sandwiches – and now a murder In the decadent world of Oxford University, c.1985, Pimms, punting and ball gowns are de rigeur. Ursula Flowerbutton, a studious country girl, arrives for her first term, anticipating nothing more sinister than days spent poring over history books – and, perhaps, an invitation to a ball. But when she discovers a body, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation. Determined to bag her first scoop for the famous student newspaper Cherwell, Ursula enlists the help of glamorous American student Nancy Feingold to unravel the case. While navigating a whirl of black-tie parties and secret dining societies, the girls discover a surfeit of suspects. From broken-hearted boyfriends to snobby Sloanes, lovelorn librarians to dishy dons, none can be presumed innocent. Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society, low morals and a middle class girl, the first book in Plum Sykes' irresistible new series.
Category: Fiction

The Readers Advisory Guide To Genre Fiction

Author : Joyce G. Saricks
ISBN : 9780838909898
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents a reference guide to genre fiction, categorizing the literature into fifteen different genres, along with recommendations for the most representative titles and authors that can be found in each group.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

What Did I Do Last Night

Author : Tom Sykes
ISBN : 9781594867330
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A whimsical and candid account of the author's struggles to overcome alcoholism while working his dream job as the New York Post's bar columnist and nightlife reporter describes his alcohol-marked escapades as a British youth and his first sober ninety days. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Southern Cultures

Author : Harry L. Watson
ISBN : 9780807837658
Genre : History
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In the Winter 2012 issue of Southern Cultures… The Great Debate: NASCAR vs. College Football Undercover: Inside the World of the Debutante On the Backroads: Country Stores and the Days of Yore A Look at the Numbers: Race and Region in the American South and Beyond Autobiography: Cotton Milling in Alabama and Understanding Personal Identity in the South . . . and more. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
Category: History

Vanity Fair

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ISBN : UOM:39015013280055
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The Frackers

Author : Gregory Zuckerman
ISBN : 9781101627907
Genre : Business & Economics
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“A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.” —Booklist Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes. No one understands the frackers—their ambitions, personalities, and foibles—better than Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drives this dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street.
Category: Business & Economics

The Etiquette Of Today

Author : Marshall Everett
ISBN : CHI:36283262
Genre : Entertaining
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Full instructions as to the giving of dinners, suppers, teas, balls, parties, private theatricals, with chapters on horseback riding, driving, golf, cycling, traveling, outing parties, and general conduct of social life. An up-to-date manual of correct behaviour in polite society.
Category: Entertaining

Country House Society

Author : Pamela Horn
ISBN : 9781445635385
Genre : History
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Forget glossy period dramas, here is the real story of Britain's super-rich from the First World War to the end of the 'roaring' twenties.
Category: History

Secret Sharing Debutantes Coming Out In The American South

Author : Cynthia Lewis
ISBN : 9781469608402
Genre : History
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'There's no choosing. It isn't choice. Are you the daughter of somebody who was somebody who was somebody? And if you are, and you're not a heroin addict, you are there.'" This article appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
Category: History

By Motor To The Golden Gate

Author : Emily Post
ISBN : 9780786481477
Genre : Transportation
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In 1915, journalist Emily Post set out from New York to investigate whether it was possible to drive comfortably across the country to San Francisco in an automobile. This is a reprint of Post’s only travel book, originally published by Collier’s Weekly seven years before she became famous for her book on etiquette. It describes her travels with her cousin Alice and her Harvard undergraduate son as they played the American tourists from Niagara Falls to cave dwellings near Santa Fe. A first-hand account of elite automotive travel before the process was democratized after World War I, it also shows the history of the southwest, particularly in the myths that made towns such as Santa Fe “authentic” tourist destinations, and provides contemporary comments on class and ethnicity. A new introduction includes a biographical sketch of Post and explains the context of her journey in the heroic age of motoring. Accompanying the text are many original photographs, sketch maps showing the route, and Post’s meticulous daily lists of expenditure, a valuable historical document showing the price of everything from car repairs to tips. New to this addition are explanatory footnotes and an appendix giving the miles Post traveled each day, noting the cities of departure and destination and the hotel for each night.
Category: Transportation

Cinema Of Outsiders

Author : Emanuel Levy
ISBN : 9780814752890
Genre : Social Science
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare continues to flourish with strong critical support and loyal audiences. Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarentino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style. Documenting the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent film, Cinema of Outsiders depicts the pivotal role of indie guru Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival in creating a showcase for indies, the function of film schools in supplying talent, and the continuous tension between indies and Hollywood as two distinct industries with their own structure, finance, talent and audience. Levy describes the major cycles in the indie film movement: regional cinema, the New York school of film, African-American, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and movies made by women. Based on exhaustive research of over 1,000 movies made between 1977 and 1999, Levy evaluates some 200 quintessential indies, including Choose Me, Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Desperately Seeking Susan, Slacker, Poison, Reservoir Dogs, Gas Food Lodging, Menace II Society, Clerks, In the Company of Men, Chasing Amy, The Apostle, The Opposite of Sex, and Happiness. Cinema of Outsiders reveals the artistic and political impact of bold and provocative independent movies in displaying the cinema of "outsiders"-the cinema of the "other America."
Category: Social Science

Movie Stars Do The Dumbest Things

Author : Margaret Moser
ISBN : 1429978376
Genre : Performing Arts
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Johnny Depp. Marilyn Monroe. Marlon Brando. Leonardo DiCaprio. Woody Allen. Shanron Stone. What do all of these actors have in common? They're outrageous, receive huge salaries, have enormous egos, and have way too much spare time. Their out-of-control lifestyles prove that, as one Hollywood observer noted, "Hollywood is a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat." You'll learn which director was furious when he was misquoted as saying, "Actors are cattle." He claimed he had really said, "Actors should be treated as cattle." You'll discover that Bruce Wilis ordered the final scenes in Striking Distance to be re-shot at a cost of over $750,000 because the original shots exposed his toupee. You'll find that Melanie Griffith explained her ignorance of the Nazi holocaust by saying, "I don't know why I didn't know. Maybe I missed school that day...I'm not stupid." Whether you're a fan of Hugh Grant, Dennis Hopper, or Whoopi Goldberg, you'll learn about all of the embarrassing moments in your favorite star's life. From actors like Ben Affleck and Cameron Diaz to screen legends like Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, Movie Stars Do the Dumbest Things is proof that actors are more childish and impulsive than you've ever imagined.
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The New Book Of Etiquette

Author : Lillian Eichler Watson
ISBN : MINN:319510020560659
Genre : Etiquette
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Category: Etiquette