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"For those who've never had the opportunity to party like a rock star and felt like they were missing out, Please Take Me Off the Guest List' may very well smooth over those regrets." --The New York Times T Magazine, Men's Fashion issue "It's a gorgeous book, but there's more to it than that. Wakefield is a designer; she juxtaposed Zinner's photos with Lipez's stories of life in the rock and roll gutter in a really unique way. There is literally no way you could make this book into a satisfying e-book. It's a beautiful artifact." --The Stranger In this outstanding collaboration, Nick Zinner's photographs evoke the world he travels with his band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while Zachary Lipez's essays recount his adventures as a bartender, drug abuser, bookstore clerk, metal fan, miserable adolescent, and relentless skirt chaser. The book is designed by Zinner's and Lipez's longtime collaborator, book artist Stacy Wakefield. Nick Zinner plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and other collaborative projects. His photos have been exhibited all over the world. He lives in New York City. Zachary Lipez sings in the band Freshkills, tends bar at Beauty Bar Brooklyn, and deejays all over New York City. His writing appears on Vol.1 blog. Stacy Wakefield worked as design director for Index magazine, Artforum, and Bookforum. She now lives in the Catskills where she designs art books.
“Framed by Zinner’s sly photograpy . . . A boozy, grungy, alt-rock fable” from the collaborators of Please Take Me Off the Guest List (Kirkus Reviews). When Sam, a bartender in New York, hears that his ex, Vicki, his one true love, has quit AA and is out drinking again, he embarks on a quest to find her. Sam and his sidekick Francis trek from dive bars to gay bars to rocker bars—encountering skinheads, party promoters, underage drug dealers, and dominatrixes—but they are always one step behind Vicki. It begins to seem like 131 different things are keeping the lovers apart. Before the night is over, Sam will have to wrestle with what he is really looking for. Nick Zinner—who plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated band Yeah Yeah Yeahs—provides the visual framework for this inventive novella with his intimate photography. Known for his essays and music writing for Noisey, Vice, and Penthouse, Zachary Lipez brings his pithy, multilayered, and self-deprecating voice to this debut work of fiction. The prose and photography are tied together in a playful taxonomic scheme by editor and art director Stacy Wakefield, the author of the novel The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory. “Engaging . . . may conjure your worst, most desperate drunken memories of your 20s-30s, but in a good way! The story is illustrated with Nick Zinner’s beautiful photos. This is a must read for all music/nightlife loving New Yorkers, or folks who wished they lived here in the aughts.”—BUST, Holiday Gift Guide “An entertaining pub-crawl saga like no other.”—The Berkshire Eagle
I absolutely love Vanessa's unique writing style. She is one of a kind. --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author "Full of crazy church politics and a huge cast, Griggs keeps this on-going story alive by addressing the challenges of living by Biblical rules with homespun humor." --Publishers Weekly As the son of a well-known minister, Clarence Walker knows his decision to leave his father's flock and join Pastor George Landris's mega-church ministry is controversial. But little does he suspect it will ignite a firestorm of revelations that will shake the heart of the congregation--and his very own family. . . From a long-buried secret that will bring the paternity of not one, but two women, to light, to a parishioner whose long awaited love match may be thwarted by an unexpected source, hidden truths are coming to the surface. But most shocking is that Clarence's own father, Reverend Marshall Walker, may not be the pious figure he claims to be. And since evidence of his transgressions lies in the hands of his arch nemesis, it's only a matter of time before Reverend Walker's life--and his church--falls like a house of cards. Praise For Vanessa Davis Griggs "A beautiful, hip, and spiritual retelling of one of the most memorable and redemptive stories in the Bible." --Freshfiction.com on Redeeming Waters "A smart novel that addresses an issue that many in the church shy away from--divorce--with frank realism." --Library Journal on Practicing What You Preach
From the author of the cult favorite Pro Cycling on $10 a Day and Ask a Pro, the story of one man’s quest to realize his childhood dream, and what happened when he actually did it. Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking “no” for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world. Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cycling’s highest level. He takes readers along for his seasons in Europe, covering everything from rabid, water-bottle-stealing Belgian fans, to contract renewals, to riding in poisonous smog, to making friends in a sport plagued by doping. Draft Animals reveals a story as much about bike racing as it is about the never-ending ladder of achieving goals, failure, and finding happiness if you land somewhere in-between.
Companies today are under increasing pressure to deliver shareholder value by squeezing as much as possible from their limited available resources. As one of these resources, workers are being asked to do more for less, and all within the same work week, leaving many of them looking for new ways to become more productive with their time. The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Things Doneanswers the call by giving readers the tools they need to increase their efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. From putting out fires to attacking long-term goals, and everything in between, readers are exposed to the fundamental principles of personal productivity.
Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fuelled her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognised activist. Charting her intersex discovery and her journey to self-acceptance, this book movingly portrays how being intersex impacted Kimberly's personal and family life, as well as her career. From uncovering a secret that was intentionally kept from her, to coming out to her family and friends and fighting for intersex rights, her candid and empowering story helps breakdown barriers and misconceptions of intersex people and brings to light the trauma and harmful impact medical intervention continues to have on the intersex community. Written from a non-queer perspective, and filled with much-needed, straightforward information and advice about what it means to be intersex, this is a vital and timely resource for intersex people and their families, as well as the general reader.
Cupid's Little Helpers UNEXPECTED GUARDIAN… Alexandra Reynolds thought Willie was the most adorable male to come into her agency in years. And when the towheaded tyke's mother suddenly disappeared, Alex found herself his unexpected guardian. But then Chase Mainwaring showed up to claim his long-lost nephew and barged right into Alex's life. The ruggedly handsome man had the most amazing eyes—and more charm than was legal. Alex wasn't sure if Chase was Prince Charming or the devil in disguise! But Willie liked him, and soon the little matchmaker had Alex convinced she had lost her heart…and Chase had found it! CUPID'S LITTLE HELPERS… These matchmaking kids come with a happily-ever-after guarantee.
When widowed, nineteen-year-old Teresa and her infant son leave their Mexican Aztec village, they find many perils along their journey and confront challenges once they join her brother and cousin in Texas. Includes related explanatory notes.
Vanishing Acts Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it. The Tenth Circle Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life—a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family—and herself—seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter. Nineteen Minutes Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens—until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state’s best witness, but she can’t remember what happened before her very own eyes—or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show— destroying the closest of friendships and families.
A hilarious compilation of drawings, witty reflections, and zany observations shares the joys of turning forty, covering such useful topics as "Inside the 40-Year-Old Male Brain" and "What Passes for Thrills at 40." Original. 35,000 first printing.
"Nick Zinner may be a man of few words, but who needs to talk when you can say so much with the click of a shutter button? The rock press has been striving for more than thirty years to show what life is like for a band on the road. In his own quiet way, by snapping a shot of every crowd the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have played for, every hotel room they've left in disarray, and every moment of consequence they've had together, Zinner makes hacks of us all and brings us behind the music for real." -- Jenny Eliscu, Rolling Stone In four years the Yeah Yeah Yeahs went from underground sensation to internationally acclaimed rock band. Through the lens of his camera, lead guitarist Nicholas Zinner documented the group's meteoric rise to fame. From the Grammys to the concerts, Nick captured the glamour, debauchery and road-weary tedium of his world. I hope you are all happy now gives readers a never-before-seen look at rock 'n' roll. This collection includes essays by Jim Jarmusch, director of Coffee and Cigarettes, and comedian David Cross.
The most comprehensive look at the live and unreleased (studio) history of the Jefferson Airplane ever compiled. Ninety photos, 121 performances, 110 different songs, 33 Jams, a combination of 36 improvisations, riffs, and vocal teases are examined. Explore 60 unreleased, alternate, excerpts, Jams, demos, rehearsals, and rough mixes. Including the earliest authenticated studio recording, the demo for Columbia Records circa 8/65. Find 266 questions, and answers, regarding the Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, KBC Band, SVT, and Wooden Ships. Also includes thirty-three interviews from Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, and San Francisco friends.
If you've always longed to strike out through the open country of northern Mexico armed with frying pan and bedroll, then this guide to the people, culture, folkways, landscape, and language of rural Mexico is for you. Out of twenty years of travel in backcountry Mexico, authors Bob Burleson and David Riskind have produced perhaps the most practical and accurate guide available for the unconventional tourist—the man or woman who prefers to get off the beaten path by foot, burro, mule, canoe, raft, or vehicle. Going well beyond the usual tourist guidebook entries, Backcountry Mexico will help you hire a guide and burro, navigate rural roads and trails, and communicate with the friendly and, sometimes, unfriendly folks you are likely to meet in a rural setting. In addition to English-Spanish and Spanish-English vocabulary lists containing both standard words and numerous terms relating to people, conditions, land, and situations not ordinarily encountered in tourists' lists, the authors have provided literally hundreds of helpful phrases and short conversations in easy-to-use sections arranged according to topics. Experienced unconventional travelers themselves, Burleson and Riskind have become experts in such subjects as "Eating and Staying Well on the Road, " "Camping in Mexico, " "Rural Mexican Village Life," and many more. Their experience, and the resultant wealth of language and cultural information contained in this guide, will help you to enjoy your trip ancd to better understand and appreciate the people and the land you visit. Throughout the book, the language examples are interwoven with beautifully illustrated anecdotes about culture and lifeways, so that the traveler is equipped with practical knowledge as well as appropriate behavior and speech. Fascinating in its treatment of a culture that is little known and unique in its coverage of rural-style Mexican Spanish, Backcountry Mexico will prove invaluable to anyone who ventures forth into northern Mexico.
The essential handbook for every beginner, Learning to Climb Indoors is the most complete book available on indoor climbing. Veteran climber, performance coach, and renowned author Eric J. Hörst gives you all the information you need to get started and have fun. From what to expect on your first visit to a climbing gym to in-depth instruction on climbing techniques, tactics, strategy, and taking your indoor climbing skills outside, this guide will take you through your first few days—and years—as a climber. Hörst covers basic gear, fundamental safety techniques, and the importance of personal one-on-one instruction at the gym. Chapters on mental control, physical conditioning, and self-assessment round out the training. And as you progress, advice on advanced techniques and tactics will help you conquer the steepest walls. This revised and fully updated edition includes a new section on youth climbing as well as more information on taking your indoor-climbing skills outside onto real rock. Full color photos round out the package to make Learning to Climb Indoors an indispensable resource for new climbers.
THE STORIES: The monologue DAYS AHEAD portrays the fraught psyche of a fastidious little man as he confronts the memory of an early love which he perceives as a dusty, crumbling wall through which he must dig. (1 man.) THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT tr
In anguish, Gus Antonelli cries out in the night, For years, Ive lived close to my brothers house, eaten at his table, played with his children, coveted his wife. Such is the agony of Gus who sacrifices his love for Jenny for the sake of his identical twin Tony. It all began when Jenny and her dear friend Sara shared a table in a crowded restaurant in Philadelphia with two handsome, charming young men visiting from New York where they were preparing to open an upscale restaurant. They offered Jenny a job. Observing the twins, Sara later asks, I wonder what happens when twins fall in love with the same girl? Jennys heart is broken when her father dies, and soon afterwards, Sara commits suicide. She collapses and is taken by Jonathan Holbrook, whom she met at her fathers funeral, to his psychiatric hospital for a few days. Returning home, she is haunted by the loss of the two people she loved, so she accepts the job offer and flees to New York. Maria, the twins mother, invites Jenny to stay with them in a condominium high above Central Park. The kind, good-natured Antonellis become her family. Tony glows with love for Jenny, and she feels the same way about him. However, in one unguarded moment, she sees Gus gazing at her like Tony does. Unable to marry one and hurt the other, she returns home to complete her final year at Drexel University and earn her degree in fashion design. Desperately poor, Jenny sells her little house and rents a cheap apartment in center city Philadelphia where shes near the university and can work evenings in a department store. Jonathan finds her and lavishes her with expensive gifts. One year later, lonely and weary of her struggle, she allows him to trick her into marriage. He promises to help her to jump-start her career, a promise he immediately breaks, demanding they have a family first because of his age. Jonathans mother, elegant Millicent Holbrook, admires Jennys beauty and talent. She gives the couple a lovely Christmas wedding. She also encourages Jennys ambition and helps her open a boutique She introduces Jenny to Gary Durant, owner of a clothing factory in New York. He hires Jenny to design dresses for him, also prevails on her to model for him from time to time. Her talent saves his ailing business. Gary also introduces Jenny to wealthy businessmen who soon have her designing gowns for their wives and wedding gowns for their daughters. Jenny gives Jonathan a son they nickname LJ, meaning little Jon. Jonathans temper frightens his already nervous child. Jonathan becomes jealous of Jennys success as a designer and is perhaps jealous of the interest shown her by his mother, his brother Robert and two sisters, Jill and Myra. Jonathan spends most of his time at his hospital. Following the deaths of both his father and mother, he becomes an alcoholic and suffers a complete breakdown, during which time Jenny nurses him back to health. A fire at his hospital, in addition to his reckless spending, plunge Jonathan into debt and into the arms of a socialite who bails him out of trouble. By now, Jenny is quite wealthy, but he refuses her help. After accidentally seeing him kissing the socialite, Jenny has a violent fight with the woman, after which Jonathan strikes Jenny. She orders him out of the house he had built for her. When she seeks medical help for her bruised face, she learns shes pregnant but doesnt reveal this to Jonathan until they meet much later at Disney World when he is furious and threatens taking custody of the child. After her divorce, Tony comes to Philadelphia to help Jenny manage her businesses which now includes a lingerie factory she inherited from a friend. They move the factory to the suburbs, not far from her boutique thats located in a little Victorian house. Gus is aware that Jenny knows how he feels about her and is certain shell never