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The Purple Diaries

Author : Joseph Egan
ISBN : 9781682302989
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of Hollywood’s first scandals was nearly its last. 1936 looked like it would be a great year for the movie industry. With the economy picking up after the Great Depression, Americans everywhere were sitting in the dark watching the stars—and few stars shined as brightly as one of America’s most enduring screen favorites, Mary Astor. But Astor’s story wasn’t a happy one. She was born poor, and at the first sign that she could earn money, her parents grabbed the reins and the checks. Widowed at twenty-four, Mary Astor was looking for stability when she met and wed Dr. Franklyn Thorpe. But the marriage was rocky from the start; both were unfaithful, but they did not divorce until after Mary Astor gave birth to little Marylyn Thorpe. What followed was a custody battle that pushed The Spanish Civil War and Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games off of the front pages all over America. Astor and Thorpe were both ruthless in their fight to gain custody of their daughter, but Thorpe held a trump card: the diaries that Mary Astor had been keeping for years. In these diaries, Astor detailed her own affairs as well as the myriad dalliances of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. The studio heads, longtime controllers of public perception, were desperate to keep such juicy details from leaking. With the complete support of the Astor family, including unlimited access to the photographs and memorabilia of Mary Astor’s estate, The Purples Diaries is a look at Hollywood’s Golden Age as it has never been seen before, as Egan spins a wildly absorbing yarn about a scandal that threatened to bring down the dream factory known as Hollywood.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Sister Diaries

Author : Karen Quinn
ISBN : 9781847399366
Genre : Fiction
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Although they couldn't be more different, Amanda, Serena and Laura Moon have always been there for one another. Amanda sizzles in the high stakes arena of New York City real estate - but drags herself home each night to a cold, empty bed. From top executive at Prada, Serena is now an over-the-top stay-at-home Mum, plunging her marriage into crisis and her four-year-old into therapy. Laura spent the last six years caring for their dying mother. Now she is trying to breathe new life into her abandoned music career. Emotions explode when the sisters learn that their mother left everything - the multi-million dollar family home and a priceless painting - to Serena. But why? In an effort to make sense of the bequest, the girls journey to glamorous East Hampton to unravel the mystery behind their mother's past, setting off a chain of events that threatens the very core of their sisterhood.
Category: Fiction

The Acid Diaries

Author : Christopher Gray
ISBN : 9781594778889
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An exploration of the personal and spiritual truths revealed through LSD • Reveals that LSD visions weave an ongoing story from trip to trip • Shows that trips progress through three stages: personal issues and pre-birth consciousness, ego-loss, and on to the sacred • Explores psychedelic use throughout history, including the mass hallucinations common in the Middle Ages and the early therapeutic use of LSD Toward the end of his fifties, Christopher Gray took, for the first time in years, a 100-microgram acid trip. So extraordinary, and to his surprise so enjoyable, were the effects that he began to take the same dose in the same way--quietly and on his own--once every two to three weeks. In The Acid Diaries, Gray details his experimentation with LSD over a period of three years and shares the startling realization that his visions were weaving an ongoing story from trip to trip, revealing an underlying reality of personal and spiritual truths. Following the theories of Stanislav Grof and offering quotes from others’ experiences that parallel his own--including those of Aldous Huxley, Albert Hofmann, and Gordon Wasson--he shows that trips progress through three stages: the first dealing with personal issues and pre-birth consciousness; the second with ego-loss, often with supernatural overtones; and the third with sacred, spiritual, and even apocalyptic themes. Pairing his experiences with an exploration of psychedelic use throughout history, including the ergot-spawned mass hallucinations that were common through the Middle Ages and the early use of LSD for therapeutic purposes, Gray offers readers a greater understanding and appreciation for the potential value of LSD not merely for transpersonal growth but also for spiritual development.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Chesapeake Diaries Series 8 Book Bundle

Author : Mariah Stewart
ISBN : 9780812987836
Genre : Fiction
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In the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy, the stories in the Chesapeake Diaries series combine captivating contemporary romance with the heartwarming power of healing and redemption. Once you settle into the charming small-town rhythms of St. Dennis, Maryland, you’ll never want to leave. And now, you won’t have to, with the first eight novels in this beloved series from New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart collected in one eBook bundle: COMING HOME HOME AGAIN ALMOST HOME HOMETOWN GIRL HOME FOR THE SUMMER THE LONG WAY HOME AT THE RIVER’S EDGE ON SUNSET BEACH Along the way, you’ll meet Steffie Wyler, the proud owner of the One Scoop or Two ice cream parlor who is still searching for her happily ever after; Brooke Madison Bowers, the local pageant star who falls to pieces when her husband is killed while serving in Iraq; Dallas MacGregor, the award-winning actress who seeks refuge in St. Dennis after her Hollywood dream turns into a tabloid nightmare; and Sophie Enright, who discovers a shuttered restaurant and makes a bold move to finally pursue her dream career. The Chesapeake Diaries series brings together these unforgettable characters, and many more, in Mariah Stewart’s enchanting tales of love, compassion, and second chances. Praise for The Chesapeake Diaries “An engrossing story with poignant, relatable themes like grief, forgiveness, friendship, and rebirth . . . a heartwarming read.”—USA Today, on Hometown Girl “Delightfully warm and touching . . . The town and townspeople of St. Dennis, Maryland, come vividly to life under Stewart’s skillful hands.”—RT Book Reviews, on Home Again “Sweet, tender, and overflowing with small-town flavor.”—Library Journal, on Almost Home “Everything you love about small-town romance in one book . . . At the River’s Edge is a beautiful, heartwarming story. Don’t miss this one.”—Barbara Freethy
Category: Fiction

Street Food Diaries

Author : Matt Basile
ISBN : 9780143193135
Genre : Cooking
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Bring the street food movement into your kitchen and make the easiest, tastiest, and most original street food at home! There’s simply nothing tastier than homemade food cooked from scratch. And these days, the street is where you’ll find the best homemade dishes you’ve ever tasted. Whether he’s serving up outrageously delicious sandwiches from his popular Fidel Gastro’s food truck or across North America on the hit reality TV show Rebel Without a Kitchen, Matt Basile is always looking for inspiration to create amazing food that is simple enough to be mobile, different enough to make you talk about it, and awesome enough to make you crave it! Street Food Diaries features over 85 irresistible and original street food recipes plus mouthwatering photography and stories of the food and people at the core of street food culture. Matt’s recipes are fun, outrageously delicious, and totally inspired by the most vibrant food movement on the planet. So, try your hand at making Peanut Butter Cookie Fish & Chips Sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteak Tostadas, Maple Habanero Turkey Wings, Pad Thai Fries, or the infamous Alabama Tailgaters. If it’s on a stick, in a bun, or covered in bacon (a lot of bacon!), then it’s in Street Food Diaries!
Category: Cooking

Hardcore Diaries

Author : Mick Foley
ISBN : 9781847395917
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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What does it feel like to fall through a flaming table for the very first time? Or the umpteenth time for that matter. In the fresh off-the-cuff style that has earned him legions of admirers and made his previous wrestling books massive worldwide bestsellers, Foley gives readers a blow-by-blow first-hand account of exactly what it is like to step into the wrestling ring. As a champion wrestler he was known both for his tenacity in the ring and for the fearlessness which led him to take extraordinary risks in any number of groundbreaking dangerous stunts. And as an industry insider he offers a unique perspective on what it was like to perform at that level which readers will never find anywhere else. In HARDCORE DIARIES Mick Foley will take fans right inside a hardcore match, vividly recreating his experiences, and revealing how mentally and physically preparing for this extremely challenging sport has helped him become the legend he is today.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Nancy Drew Diaries 3 Books In 1

Author : Carolyn Keene
ISBN : 9781481485548
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Curse of the Arctic Star: Nancy, Bess, and George are on an Alaskan cruise when things start to go awry.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Comedy Diva Diaries

Author : Kirsten Van Ritzen
ISBN : 1475949251
Genre : Fiction
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The Comedy Diva Diaries is the tale of a twenty-nine year old comedienne who gives herself an ultimatum: achieve success before her next birthday, or die trying. Our sassy, deluded and insecure heroine endures disastrous stand-up gigs and humiliating TV commercial auditions. Her rich boyfriend, pampered pooch, flamboyant agent, dysfunctional family and back-stabbing rivals arent much help. On the brink of emotional collapse, Diva finds inspiration in a self help book, and makes the fateful decision to move across the continent in pursuit of the Hollywood dream. Will Diva admit defeat? Or will she find fame and fortune before turning thirty? Hip and outrageously funny! As a young comedian, its frightening how much I can relate. ~ Christel Bartelse, 2011& 2010 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Van Ritzen is one of the funniest humans Ive ever met. Read her book, laugh, lather, rinse, repeat. ~ Mark Leiren-Young, author of Never Shoot a Stampede Queen 2009 Leacock Medal For Humour Really, really funny. ~ Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plans 2008 Leacock Medal For Humour You will root for Diva every step of the way. ~ Ian Ferguson, author of Village of the Small Houses 2004 Leacock Medal for Humour
Category: Fiction

The Cupcake Diaries Mia In The Mix

Author : Coco Simon
ISBN : 9780857074041
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Mia arrives at her new school, her motto is to be open to and friendly with everyone, but everyone at Park Street School fits into a clique. When the Popular Girls Club takes interest in Mia's awesome fashion style and wants to recruit her, Mia has to decide between them and her great new Cupcake Club friends. It's like choosing between her divorced mom and dad and her old house and new house. Is it always going to be Mia in the middle, or can she mix it up?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Red Dirt Diaries

Author : Katrina Nannestad
ISBN : 9780730499435
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad's much-loved RED DIRT DIARIES, now with amazing new covers! Ages: 8-12 Blue Weston is on a mission! * She's starting Hardbake Plains' first ever newspaper with Mat and Ben * She's determined not to like her new teacher, the Colonel * And she's trying to convince Miss McKenzie to come back from Scotland But despite Blue's best intentions, things don't go exactly to plan ... And to make matters worse, her mum is dusting off the old boarding school uniform! Can Blue get things back on track? And boarding school? Her parents wouldn't dare ... Ages: 8-12
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Moth Diaries

Author : Rachel Klein
ISBN : 9780571296569
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes. Around her swirl dark secrets and a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through the school, fantasy and reality mingle into a waking nightmare of gothic menace, fuelled by the lusts and fears of adolescence. And at the centre of the diary is the question that haunts all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or is the narrator trapped in her own fevered imagination?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Steele Diaries

Author : Wendy James
ISBN : 9781743342015
Genre : Fiction
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It is as if I am slowly sinking in the water, just occasionally making it back to the top for a gulp of air – to a sort of memory of what life can be – what life should be – and then down down down I go again. And each time the surfacing gets harder and harder and requires a greater feat of will, kicking and turning and fighting against the undertow ... What I fear most is that as the memory gets fainter and fainter – that eventually I will just give into it and go under, relieved that I don't have to struggle anymore, that I can just sink into to this blessed oblivion, give into this siren song of domesticity... The only child of two famous but self-absorbed artists, Zelda Steele is adopted by her parent's patrons when she is just a baby. Great things are expected of this privileged young woman, but at twenty-seven Zelda is dead, leaving two young children and a body of work that only hints at her promise. Decades later, Zelda's daughter Ruth returns to her childhood home to find the diaries her mother is rumoured to have kept. What they reveal takes her on a journey into the past: her mother's, her grandmothers and, ultimately, her own. Weaving together the narratives of three very different women, living in vastly different times, The Steele Diaries paints a rich and evocative portrait of the Sydney art scene from the thirties to the seventies, and the eternal conflict between motherhood and self. "As a fan of Out of the Silence, the author's award winning debut, I had high hopes for this second effort – and it didn't disappoint. Diaries is a wonderful exploration of the tricky relationship between motherhood and art." — WHO Magazine
Category: Fiction

The Cupcake Diaries Mia S Boiling Point

Author : Coco Simon
ISBN : 9781471116353
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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There's a new girl in town, and Mia tries to take her under her wing. But Olivia Allen is not so nice; as a matter of fact she might be even meaner than Sydney Whitman! She asks Mia to lend her money, and even though Mia has been saving for weeks for a new pair of shoes, Mia lends it to her, only to find out that Olivia has used the money to buy the exact same shoes Mia has been saving up for! Plus she makes fun of the other Cupcake girls and tells Mia she shouldn't be friends with them. Will she wreak havoc on the Cupcake Club before Mia sees her true colours?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Dork Diaries 7

Author : Rachel Renée Russell
ISBN : 9781442487680
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Everyone’s been rooting for Nikki Maxwell and her crush, Brandon—and fans will finally learn if they had their first kiss in this seventh book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure she can handle everything, but will all the excitement cause new problems for Nikki and Brandon, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki goes? The Dork Diaries series has more than 13 million copies in print worldwide!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Doctor Kanevsky S Diaries Of Health

Author : Alexander Kanevsky
ISBN : 9781456740955
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Reflecting upon 27 years of practicing both Western and Eastern Medicine wherein attained remarkable results, withal the applications of particular Ancient Chinese, Ayurvedic and Tibetan knowledge, that were called by his patients pure magic, Doctor Kanevsky presents his readers this unprecedentally unique and innovative, offering keys to health and healing, restoring and prolonging life, book.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Calculus Diaries

Author : Jennifer Ouellette
ISBN : 1101459034
Genre : Mathematics
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Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.
Category: Mathematics

Letters And Diaries

Author : John Henry Newman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131281540
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The Teflon Diaries

Author : Marcus Wroten
ISBN : 1468546708
Genre : Fiction
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The Teflon diaries book 1 Rookie Toronto narcotics detective Phoenix James thinks she knows it all but that all changes when her best friend is brutally murdered. She’s forced to go undercover at a popular strip club to find his killer. It’s there that finds out his killing is part of a much bigger plot schemed by the bodyguard of pretty boi the T-dot’s most notorious dealer along the way her eyes are opened to the harsh reality of life in the streets she makes a lifelong friend in Kendall a single mother just trying to make it. Or so it seems. Thrust in to stopping a major deal going down in thirty days in Baltimore with the bloods who can she trust only time will tell time that she doesn’t have.
Category: Fiction

The Vatican Diaries

Author : John Thavis
ISBN : 9781101606308
Genre : Religion
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The New York Times–bestselling inside look at one of the world’s most powerful and mysterious institutions For more than twenty-five years, John Thavis held one of the most remarkable journalistic assignments in the world: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican. In The Vatican Diaries, Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place struggling to define itself in the face of internal and external threats, where Curia cardinals fight private wars and sexual abuse scandals threaten to undermine papal authority. Thavis (author of The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age) also takes readers through the politicking behind the election of Pope Francis and what we might expect from his papacy. The Vatican Diaries is a perceptive, compelling, and provocative account of this singular institution and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the challenges faced by religion in an increasingly secularized world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion