There Goes My Social Life

There Goes My Social Life

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Stacey Dash didn't have the ideal American childhood. Growing up in the South Bronx, her friends were the hustlers, hookers, and gang members who struggled in the face of futility, who sold drugs instead of living on food stamps, who settled matters with fists, knives, and guns because it seemed their only option, who stood tall against broken dreams. Dash's rough upbringing shaped the rest of her life—her relationships, her politics, even her faith. She has seen how conservative and liberal policies play out in the real world, and her experiences have made her the proud conservative she is today. That's why Stacey Dash, a Fox News contributor and Hollywood actress best known for starring in the 1995 classic Clueless, is now telling her story. Amidst all the heated racial rhetoric and the divisive language that flows from T.V., the Internet, self-appointed black spokespeople, and even President Obama, Dash feels compelled to speak out and say something true about race, politics, and America.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Stacey Dash
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-06
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781621574316


The Social Life Of Books

The Social Life Of Books

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“A lively survey…her research and insights make us conscious of how we, today, use books.”—John Sutherland, The New York Times Book Review Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. In this fascinating and vivid history, Abigail Williams explores the ways in which shared reading shaped the lives and literary culture of the eighteenth century, offering new perspectives on how books have been used by their readers, and the part they have played in middle-class homes and families. Drawing on marginalia, letters and diaries, library catalogues, elocution manuals, subscription lists, and more, Williams offers fresh and fascinating insights into reading, performance, and the history of middle-class home life. “Williams’s charming pageant of anecdotes…conjures a world strikingly different from our own but surprisingly similar in many ways, a time when reading was on the rise and whole worlds sprang up around it.”—TheWashington Post

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Abigail Williams
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2017-06-27
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300228106


The Social Life Of Ink

The Social Life Of Ink

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A rich and imaginative discovery of how ink has shaped culture and why it is here to stay Ink is so much a part of daily life that we take it for granted, yet its invention was as significant as the wheel. Ink not only recorded culture, it bought political power, divided peoples, and led to murderous rivalries. Ancient letters on a page were revered as divine light, and precious ink recipes were held secret for centuries. And, when it first hit markets not so long ago, the excitement over the disposable ballpoint pen equalled that for a new smartphone—with similar complaints to the manufacturers. Curious about its impact on culture, literature, and the course of history, Ted Bishop sets out to explore the story of ink. From Budapest to Buenos Aires, he traces the lives of the innovators who created the ballpoint pen—revolutionary technology that still requires exact engineering today. Bishop visits a ranch in Utah to meet a master ink-maker who relishes igniting linseed oil to make traditional printers’ ink. In China, he learns that ink can be an exquisite object, the subject of poetry, and a means of strengthening (or straining) family bonds. And in the Middle East, he sees the world’s oldest Qur’an, stained with the blood of the caliph who was assassinated while reading it. An inquisitive and personal tour around the world, The Social Life of Ink asks us to look more closely at something we see so often that we don’t see it at all.

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Genre : History
Author by : Ted Bishop
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2014-10-28
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780143193180


The Social Life Of The Hebrews Routledge Revivals

The Social Life Of The Hebrews Routledge Revivals

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First published in 1901, this study of the social life of the Hebrews considers both the time of the judges and the time of the monarchy. Written in a popularly scientific style, designed to appeal to students of ancient Middle East and biblical history as well as the general reader, this work details the social life and history of allied Semitic races, covering the period of time from the settlement of Canaan to the breakup of the Northern Kingdom in 722 BC.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Edward Day
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-05
File : 266 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781136643460


There Goes Gravity

There Goes Gravity

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From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll. Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music--including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay Z and Kanye West. She visited the teenage Michael Jackson many times at his Encino home. She spent hours talking to John Lennon at his Dakota apartment--and in recording studios just weeks before his murder. She introduced David Bowie to Lou Reed at a private dinner in a Manhattan restaurant, helped the Clash and Elvis Costello get their record deals, was with the Rolling Stones on their jet during a frightening storm, and was mid-flight with Led Zeppelin when their tour manager pulled out a gun. A pioneering female journalist in an exclusive boys' club, Lisa Robinson is a preeminent authority on the personalities and influences that have shaped the music world; she has been recognized as rock jounralism's ultimate insider. A keenly observed and lovingly recounted look back on years spent with countless musicians backstage, after hours and on the road, There Goes Gravity documents a lifetime of riveting stories, told together here for the first time.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Lisa Robinson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-04-22
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101632086


There Goes My Everything

There Goes My Everything

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During the civil rights movement, epic battles for justice were fought in the streets, at lunch counters, and in the classrooms of the American South. Just as many battles were waged, however, in the hearts and minds of ordinary white southerners whose world became unrecognizable to them. Jason Sokol’s vivid and unprecedented account of white southerners’ attitudes and actions, related in their own words, reveals in a new light the contradictory mixture of stubborn resistance and pragmatic acceptance–as well as the startling and unexpected personal transformations–with which they greeted the enforcement of legal equality.

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Genre : History
Author by : Jason Sokol
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2008-12-10
File : 464 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307491817


Snapstreak

Snapstreak

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Told from multiple viewpoints, eighth graders Vee, Lulu, Megan, and Gwynneth enter a local television station's contest for the pair of students who can prove the longest-running "snapstreak."

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Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
Author by : Suzanne Weyn
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2018
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781328713469


My Life From Air Bras To Zits

My Life From Air Bras To Zits

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Desperate to be popular, fourteen-year-old Teresa shares her uncertainties with her old Ken and Barbie dolls as she learns that her mother is pregnant, her grandfather has Alzheimers, and having a boyfriend does not automatically solve all her problems. Original.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Barbara Haworth-Attard
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release : 2009-02-01
File : 273 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780738714837


The Social Life Of Spirits

The Social Life Of Spirits

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Spirits can be haunters, informants, possessors, and transformers of the living, but more than anything anthropologists have understood them as representations of something else—symbols that articulate facets of human experience in much the same way works of art do. The Social Life of Spirits challenges this notion. By stripping symbolism from the way we think about the spirit world, the contributors of this book uncover a livelier, more diverse environment of entities—with their own histories, motivations, and social interactions—providing a new understanding of spirits not as symbols, but as agents. The contributors tour the spiritual globe—the globe of nonthings—in essays on topics ranging from the Holy Ghost in southern Africa to spirits of the “people of the streets” in Rio de Janeiro to dragons and magic in Britain. Avoiding a reliance on religion and belief systems to explain the significance of spirits, they reimagine spirits in a rich network of social trajectories, ultimately arguing for a new ontological ground upon which to examine the intangible world and its interactions with the tangible one.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Ruy Blanes
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013-11-22
File : 296 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780226081809


Road To Forever A Love Of My Own

Road To Forever A Love Of My Own

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ROAD TO FOREVER Happily single boudoir photographer Aaliyah Bai can’t believe she’s on a trip from Miami to California wine country with the most uptight man she’s ever met. Until all-business VP Bryant Burrstone reveals his sensual side. Soon they’re sharing more than merlot and breathtaking scenery. Now Aaliyah faces a life-changing decision, and Bryant’s future in his family wine company is on the line. Will they ever arrive at a final destination called love? A LOVE OF MY OWN Poised to take over his family’s Sacramento construction business, Lorenzo Hunter doesn’t do casual flings. Until he meets the Chicago-born owner of Scentillating Touch. Desiree Scott offers a world of pampering, and Lorenzo is tempted to indulge. Horse-drawn carriage rides lead to passion-filled nights that raise the bar for them both. Can Lorenzo and Desiree battle personal and professional threats and claim a love that’s theirs alone?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Sherelle Green
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2019-05-07
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781488034374