Girl Walks Out of a Bar

Girl Walks Out of a Bar
Author: Lisa F. Smith
Publsiher: SelectBooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1590793129
ISBN 13: 9781590793121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Walks Out of a Bar Book Review:

Lisa Smith was a bright, young lawyer at a prestigious firm in NYC in the early nineties when alcoholism started to take over her life. What was once a way of escaping her insecurity and negativity became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is Smith's darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story of her formative years, the decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. Smith describes how her spiraling circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication, nurturing an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.

Girl Walks Into a Bar

Girl Walks Into a Bar
Author: Rachel Dratch
Publsiher: Avery
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 1592407579
ISBN 13: 9781592407576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Walks Into a Bar Book Review:

The former Saturday Night Live comedienne recounts her midlife career slump, long-distance relationship, and unplanned motherhood, which culminated in uproarious childcare activities and the bewilderment of friends and family members.

Girl Walks Into a Bar

Girl Walks Into a Bar
Author: Strawberry Saroyan
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105113058544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Walks Into a Bar Book Review:

A memoir of the sometimes difficult road from girlhood to womanhood describes the author's coming of age amid the skyscrapers of New York and the haven of a low-rent L.A. bar, capturing the complex life of the twenty-first century.

A Girl Walks Into a Bar

A Girl Walks Into a Bar
Author: Helena S. Paige
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 9780062291974
ISBN 13: 0062291971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Girl Walks Into a Bar Book Review:

How will your night out end? You make the rules. You're at one of the hottest bars in town, all dressed up for a fabulous girls' night out with your best friend, when she cancels. What do you do now? In this novel, YOU make the decisions. Will you do body shots with a rock star? Cozy up to the hot bartender? Follow a mysterious woman to a rather unusual exhibition? Investigate a suave millionaire's box of tricks? Take a joyride with a buff bodyguard? Or maybe what you want is closer to home than you realize. . . . So many options. . . . All you have to do is choose.

A Girl in School Uniform Walks Into a Bar

A Girl in School Uniform  Walks Into a Bar
Author: Lulu Raczka
Publsiher: Oberon Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 1786823500
ISBN 13: 9781786823502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Girl in School Uniform Walks Into a Bar Book Review:

It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them. Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friend, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them.

Katie Grand a Girl Walks Into a Bar

Katie Grand  a Girl Walks Into a Bar
Author: Katie Grand
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780847865543
ISBN 13: 0847865541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Katie Grand a Girl Walks Into a Bar Book Review:

The icon of alternative cool, Katie Grand stands out in the lexicon of fashion creatives, having redefined style over the past twenty-five years. This is the first book to document not only Grand's singular achievements but also her impact on an entire era of fashion, from grit and grunge to luxury and irreverence. Influential, visionary, daring, cool: Katie Grand has been setting fashion's agenda for close to twenty-five years. The iconic gap-toothed editor in chief of the English glossy LOVE, Grand has worked with and styled for the coolest brands and magazines of note. She is the most sought-after stylist in the industry, having worked her magic on numerous campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada, Miu Miu, Giles Deacon, Richard Quinn, and Jonathan Saunders, among others. In this exceptional volume devoted to a career of singular moments--pivotal editorials, magazine covers, advertising campaigns, runway, and private ephemera--Katie Grand mines her rich past and tells us the story, in words and pictures, of her early rock-and-roll years at The Face and Pop to becoming a key player on the global fashion stage to championing some of the biggest names in fashion, such as supermodels Cara Delevingne, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Kendall Jenner. Produced in close collaboration with Grand, this book offers an insider's view into her creative process, but above all it is a bible of empowerment for women of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging them to express their own personal, idiosyncratic styles.

Drinking

Drinking
Author: Caroline Knapp
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1999-08-02
ISBN 10: 9780440334088
ISBN 13: 044033408X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drinking Book Review:

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. It was love at first sight. The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. The way the glasses clinked and the conversation flowed. Then it became obsession. The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart. Drinking is Caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking. And it is, above all, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life. Praise for Drinking “Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery.”—The New York Times “Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one.”—Newsweek

Drunk Mom

Drunk Mom
Author: Jowita Bydlowska
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 0385677812
ISBN 13: 9780385677813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drunk Mom Book Review:

Three years after giving up drink, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. "It's a special occasion," she said to her boyfriend. And indeed it was. It was a party celebrating the birth of their first child. It also marked Jowita's immediate, full-blown return to alcoholism and all that entails for a new mother who is at first determined to keep her problem a secret. Her trips to liquor stores are in-and-out missions. Perhaps she's being paranoid, but she thinks people tend to notice the stroller. Walking home, she stays behind buildings, in alleyways, taking discreet sips from a bottle she's stored in the diaper bag. She know she's become a villain: a mother who drinks; a mother who endangers her child. She drinks to forget this. And then the trouble really starts. Jowita Bydlowska's memoir of her relapse into addiction is an extraordinary achievement. The writing is raw and immediate. It places you in the moment--saddened, appalled, nerve-wracked, but never able to look away or stop turning the pages. With brutal honesty, Bydlowska takes us through the binges and blackouts, the self-deception and less successful attempts to deceive others, the humiliations and extraordinary risk-taking. She shines a light on the endless hunger of wanting just one more drink, and one more again, while dealing with motherhood, anxiety, depression--and rehab. Her struggle to regain her sobriety is recorded in the same unsentimental, unsparing, sometimes grimly comic way. But the happy outcome is evidenced by the existence of this brilliant book: she has lived to tell the tale.

A Highlander Walks into a Bar

A Highlander Walks into a Bar
Author: Laura Trentham
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1250315026
ISBN 13: 9781250315021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Highlander Walks into a Bar Book Review:

The timeless romance, soaring passion—and gorgeous men—of Scotland come to modern-day America. And the rules of love will never be the same... Isabel Buchanan is fiery, funny, and never at a loss for words. But she is struck speechless when her mother returns from a trip to Scotland with a six-foot-tall, very handsome souvenir. Izzy’s mother is so infatuated by the fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle... Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here? “Laura Trentham creates a romance that is both extremely sensual and phenomenal.” —Fresh Fiction

A Horse Walks Into a Bar

A Horse Walks Into a Bar
Author: David Grossman
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 1101973498
ISBN 13: 9781101973493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Horse Walks Into a Bar Book Review:

Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, is doing a night of stand-up in a dive in a small Israeli city. In the audience are some whom Dov knew as a boy, an awkward, scrawny kid who walked on his hands to confound the neighborhood bullies. Gradually Dov's patter becomes a kind of memoir: we meet his mother, a Holocaust survivor in need of constant monitoring, and his punishing father, a striver who had little understanding of his creative son; Dov recalls his week at a military camp for youth; and shares a story of loss and survival.

A Girl Walks into a bar

A Girl Walks into a bar
Author: Helena S Paige
Publsiher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-07-15
ISBN 10: 090838792X
ISBN 13: 9780908387922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Girl Walks into a bar Book Review:

A Girl Walks into a Bar is the first in a series of exciting choose-your-own-erotic-destiny novels. This is your fantasy, your rules. When your friend cancels on your girls' night out at the last moment, you suddenly find yourself all dressed up and alone at an exclusive bar. What do you do now? Will you spend the evening drinking tequila with a rock star? Or perhaps the suave and charming millionaire businessman is more your style? But the angelic young barman with a body made for sin has also caught your eye ... then there's the bodyguard who has the keys to his boss's sports car and is offering you a ride ... or maybe you'd rather just head home instead - to your sexy new neighbour. Whichever way you decide to go, each twist and turn you make will lead to an unforgettable encounter. Can you choose the ultimate sensual experience? The power is entirely yours!

My Fair Junkie

My Fair Junkie
Author: Amy Dresner
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0316430927
ISBN 13: 9780316430920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Fair Junkie Book Review:

In the tradition of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman's twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. Soon, if you could snort it, smoke it, or have sex with, she did. Smart and charming, with Daddy's money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep it all together. But on Christmas Eve 2011 all of that changed when, high on Oxycontin, she stupidly "brandished" a bread knife on her husband and was promptly arrested for "felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon." Within months, she found herself in the psych ward--and then penniless, divorced, and looking at 240 hours of court-ordered community service. For two years, assigned to a Hollywood Boulevard "chain gang," she swept up syringes (and worse) as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, all while struggling with sobriety, sex addiction, and starting over in her forties. In the tradition of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, darkly funny, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and forging a path to a life worth living.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

The Addicted Lawyer

The Addicted Lawyer
Author: Brian Cuban
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 1682613712
ISBN 13: 9781682613719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Addicted Lawyer Book Review:

Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions—for a while. Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. This is his story. Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption.

Guts

Guts
Author: Kristen Johnston
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 1451635079
ISBN 13: 9781451635072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guts Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller—a harrowing and hysterical memoir by the two-time Emmy Award-winning actress from the hit television show 3rd Rock from the Sun. “It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn toward hell, trapped inside a DeLorean with no brakes. And even if I could somehow stop, I’d still be screwed, because there’s no way I’d ever be able to figure out how to open those insane, cocaine-designed doors.” Actress Kristen Johnston has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true achievement—a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris. Johnston takes us on a journey so truthful and relatable, so remarkably fresh, it promises to stay with you for a long, long time.

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 1476719071
ISBN 13: 9781476719078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition Book Review:

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

Speak

Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781429997041
ISBN 13: 1429997044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Book Review:

The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Between Breaths

Between Breaths
Author: Elizabeth Vargas
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1455559644
ISBN 13: 9781455559640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Breaths Book Review:

Beloved former ABC 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas reveals her alcohol addiction and anxiety disorder in a shockingly honest and emotional memoir. Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book category Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety--which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam--and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, eventually turning to alcohol for a release from her painful reality. The now-A&E Network reporter reveals how she found herself living in denial about the extent of her addiction, and how she kept her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who could never find the right balance between a career and parenting. Honest and hopeful, BETWEEN BREATHS is an inspiring read.

For colored girls who have considered suicide When the rainbow is enuf

For colored girls who have considered suicide When the rainbow is enuf
Author: Ntozake Shange
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 1451624158
ISBN 13: 9781451624151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For colored girls who have considered suicide When the rainbow is enuf Book Review:

This revolutionary, award-winning play by a lauded playwright and poet is a fearless portrayal of the experiences of women of color—“extraordinary and wonderful…that anyone can relate to” (The New York Times) and continues to move and resonate with readers today more than ever. From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975 when it was praised by The New Yorker for "encompassing...every feeling and experience a woman has ever had," for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
Author: Laurie Lee
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN 10: 0141397039
ISBN 13: 9780141397030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning Book Review:

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow-up to Laurie Lee's acclaimed Cider with Rosie Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin. But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing only the Spanish phrase for 'Will you please give me a glass of water?', he heads for Spain. With just a blanket to sleep under and his trusty violin, he spends a year crossing Spain, from Vigo in the north to the southern coast. Only the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War puts an end to his extraordinary peregrinations . . . 'He writes like an angel and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour' Sunday Times 'There's a formidable, instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down' New Statesman 'A beautiful piece of writing' Observer