You Play the Girl

You Play the Girl
Author: Carina Chocano
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 054464896X
ISBN 13: 9780544648968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Play the Girl Book Review:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR CRITICISM A FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY "If Hollywood's treatment of women leaves you wanting, you'll find good, heady company in You Play the Girl."—ELLE As a kid in the 1970s and 80s, Carina Chocano was confused by the mixed messages all around her; messages that told her who she could be—and who she couldn’t. Dutifully absorbing all the conflicting information the culture has to offer on how to be a woman, Chocano grappled with sexed up sidekicks, princesses waiting to be saved, and morally infallible angels who seemed to have no opinions of their own. She learned that "the girl" is not a person, but a man's idea of what a woman should be—she’s whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. It wasn't until she spent five years as a movie critic, and was laid off just after her daughter was born, however, that she really came to understand how the stories the culture tells us about what it means to be a girl limit our lives and shape our destinies. She resolved to rewrite her own story. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends formative personal stories with insightful and emotionally powerful analysis. Moving from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen, from the progressive ’70s through the backlash ’80s, the glib ’90s, and the pornified aughts—and at stops in between—she explains how growing up in the shadow of “the girl” taught her to think about herself and the world and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections. In the tradition of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more fluid than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen.

You Play The Girl

You Play The Girl
Author: Carina Chocano
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 0349005567
ISBN 13: 9780349005560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Play The Girl Book Review:

We all know who The Girl is. She holds The Hero's hand as he runs through the Pyramids, chasing robots. Or she nags him, or foils him, plays the uptight straight man to his charming loser. She's idealised, degraded, dismissed, objectified and almost always dehumanised. How do we process these insidious portrayals, and how do they shape our sense of who we are and what we can become? Part memoir, part cultural commentary, part call to arms to women everywhere, You Play The Girl flips the perspective on the past thirty-five years in pop culture - from the progressive 70s, through the backlash 80s, the triumphalist 90s and the pornified 'bro culture' of the early twenty-first century - providing a firsthand chronicle of the experience of growing up inside this funhouse. Always incisive, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more iterative than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen.

You Play the Girl

You Play the Girl
Author: Carina Chocano
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN 10: 9780349005553
ISBN 13: 0349005559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Play the Girl Book Review:

We all know who The Girl is. She holds The Hero's hand as he runs through the Pyramids, chasing robots. Or she nags him, or foils him, plays the uptight straight man to his charming loser. She's idealised, degraded, dismissed, objectified and almost always dehumanised. How do we process these insidious portrayals, and how do they shape our sense of who we are and what we can become? Part memoir, part cultural commentary, part call to arms to women everywhere, You Play The Girl flips the perspective on the past thirty-five years in pop culture - from the progressive 70s, through the backlash 80s, the triumphalist 90s and the pornified 'bro culture' of the early twenty-first century - providing a firsthand chronicle of the experience of growing up inside this funhouse. Always incisive, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more iterative than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen.

GIRL DON T PLAY PRAY

GIRL  DON T PLAY    PRAY
Author: Ina Johnson Myers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780578893778
ISBN 13: 0578893770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIRL DON T PLAY PRAY Book Review:

This book was written to help mitigate some of the confusion, anxiety and pain Professional Women endure who may be seeking to be in a lasting monogamous relationship or marriage. By sharing my own experiences and research throughout my life, from the past 40 years, I hope to equip you with the tools and knowledge to make wiser decisions on a matter that will devastatingly affect your spiritual life, your personal life, your moral compass, your family, as well as your finances. By sharing my own pains of depression, suicidal thoughts, devaluation, and humiliation, I hoped to help other Professional Women be cognizant of who they allow to sit at their table and not to ignore the red flags they see and hear in their search for that perfect partner.

The Girl With Two Names

The Girl With Two Names
Author: Gerard O'Neill
Publsiher: Gerard O'Neill Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-06-19
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl With Two Names Book Review:

Be careful what you wish for! For fans of slow building, character driven, intense and compelling psychological thrillers. A self-obsessed Japanese icon appears to have a perfect life. Fame, fortune, and a celebrity marriage… but all is not as it seems. Yayoi wears her glamor like a mask. There are dark corners of her life she wants to hide from her many fans. An abusive husband, an oppressive recording contract with J-BIG Corp, a company controlled by her husband's family that is crushing her creativity. Then there are all her memories of a life swept away by a tsunami. While in New Zealand to film a music video, she is surprised by her estranged husband Nori, who without warning appears at her hotel and assaults her. On the run from both Nori and J-BIG, she meets Bill, a young corporate attorney recently made redundant, who plans to revisit his past in the hope he can heal old wounds and reshape his future. Although from two very different worlds, they find themselves falling for each other, both unaware of the extreme measures Nori will take to get Yayoi to return to Japan with him. The Girl With Two Names is set in urban Japan and the raw backwoods of New Zealand. NB : the book, as stated above, is a psychological thriller. You are being purposefully placed in the head of a heroine with strong personality flaws that do have severe outcomes for those who allow her into their lives. This is an important aspect of the story. _______________________ Four out of four stars! - Official Review, Online Book Club

Play Like a Girl

Play Like a Girl
Author: Kate T. Parker
Publsiher: Workman Publishing Company
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1523511362
ISBN 13: 9781523511365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Like a Girl Book Review:

Life lessons from the soccer field, from the bestselling author of Strong is the New Pretty. A bruised shin, a bloody nose. Racing across the field into the arms of your teammates. Leaping high to save a goal. Getting up at dawn to kick ball after ball into the net. Making friends for life. Teaching your younger sister how to dribble. Sharing cupcakes at practice on your birthday. Going to sleep in your jersey. That’s what it means to be fearless, dedicated, confident, resilient, proud, persistent. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 3 or 63––that’s what it means to play like a girl. “Kate T. Parker is my hero. She moves me. The whole world she has created moves me.”––Drew Barrymore

The Good Girl

The Good Girl
Author: Mary Kubica
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 1460330196
ISBN 13: 9781460330197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Girl Book Review:

Look out for Mary Kubica’s new twisty psychological thriller, The Other Mrs. perfect for fans of “You”. Over a million copies sold. “A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale.” —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author “I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.” One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life. When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter. An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems. Look for these other pulse-pounding thrillers by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica: Pretty Baby Don’t You Cry Every Last Lie When the Lights Go Out The Other Mrs.

The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives
Author: Ira Levin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780747538028
ISBN 13: 0747538026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stepford Wives Book Review:

The book of the major new film starring Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick

Girl Woman Other

Girl  Woman  Other
Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0802156991
ISBN 13: 9780802156990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Woman Other Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE “A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.” —Booker Prize Judges Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.

The Girl on the Boat

The Girl on the Boat
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 1775450139
ISBN 13: 9781775450139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl on the Boat Book Review:

Craving the kind of knee-slapping shenanigans that only P.G. Wodehouse can deliver? Dive into The Girl on the Boat, an uproarious tale of romantic entanglement that unfolds against the backdrop of a trans-Atlantic ocean cruise. First published in serial format under title Three Men and a Maid, this novel offers Wodehouse fans a much-needed dose of the writer's inimitable humor.

Some Girl s

Some Girl s
Author: Neil LaBute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780881455014
ISBN 13: 0881455016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Girl s Book Review:

Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancee is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancun by your side - so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you're a man, it's probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man's odyssey through four hotel rooms, as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman (whom he's already broken up with). In grand LaBute fashion, this by turns outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself. "[LaBute's] view of modern men and women is unsparing ... [He] is holding up a pitiless mirror to ourselves. We may not like what we see, but we can't deny that - if only in some dark corner of our souls - it is there." -Jacques le Sourd, The Journal News "LaBute ... continues to probe the fascinating dark side of individualism ... [His] great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not-knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying." -John Lahr, The New Yorker"

With One More Look at You

With One More Look at You
Author: Mary J Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 9780997616170
ISBN 13: 0997616172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With One More Look at You Book Review:

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE, SOMETIMES IT TAKES THE HEAD YEARS TO DISCOVER WHAT THE HEART HAS ALWAYS KNOWN When Forbes Branson was a young man ready for something new. A senior in high school, he was the golden boy. Heir to a fortune, he knew what his life was going to be. But he wanted adventure first. A year to do what he wanted, where he wanted before college. An unexpected betrayal would change everything. Sophie Lipton was fifteen the first time she set foot on the Branson ranch. Dragged from one place to another, never having more than one pair of shoes or enough to eat, the moment she saw the wide open spaces, she felt she could breathe for the first time in her life. It was the home she always dreamed of. But her happiness came at a price. To stay in her new home, Sophie had to keep somebody else's lies. Lies that would eventually tear apart a family. And tear apart her friendship with Forbes. Coming home is never easy-especially after twelve years. Forbes isn't the same young man. He found his adventure-and more. Weary, he's ready to settle into a slower, calmer life. Working on his family's ranch and taking the job as Chief of Police sounds like a piece of cake after the things he had seen and done. Sophie isn't the quiet girl Forbes remembers. She's grown into a strong, confident woman. A woman used to being in charge. The Branson ranch is her territory now. If Forbes thinks he's going to waltz back in and take over, he's going to find out fast that Sophie is no pushover. Twelve years ago, they shared one goodbye kiss. More sweet than passionate. Now, as adults it's a whole new game. The attraction between them is undeniable. Just as they begin to move forward, the past has other ideas. Secrets rarely stay buried forever. Lies. Betrayal. Maybe even murder. Before Forbes and Sophie can think about the future, they will need to deal with the past. Together.

The Zum Zum Girls

The Zum Zum Girls
Author: Lynn Wachtel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-05-14
ISBN 10: 9780989056311
ISBN 13: 0989056317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Self Made Bitch

Self Made Bitch
Author: Jauwel
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-02-15
ISBN 10: 9781495983160
ISBN 13: 1495983161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Made Bitch Book Review:

Tell em to hold on, a real bitch is coming.' Kahyla James was an ordinary girl with dreams of one day making it big. And she was well on her way, especially with a street gangsta like Anthony 'Boston' Dixon training her to be a self made bitch. But when she was betrayed by the people that she loved the most it forced her to take actions into her own hands and show the city just how ruthless she could be. Ride with Kahyla as she navigates the streets showing the gangsta's that the penalty for betrayal is still death.

I Am Not My Hair

I Am Not My Hair
Author: Shawneda
Publsiher: GIG PowHer Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-19
ISBN 10: 1943308098
ISBN 13: 9781943308095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Not My Hair Book Review:

Hairnanigans. Friendship. Big Dreams. The previously scheduled life Maya Hatton planned has been interrupted for an emergency broadcast announcement. A news station manager threatens to destroy over twenty years of brand and image building with a new contract from hell. Her husband Roddreccus moved into the rental property and refuses to move home without explanation. Instead of finding confidence, fun, and freedom as she enters her mid-fifties she’s faced with crises. Fans believed she had it all together but her dream team lost a member, a villain hijacked her fairy tale marriage and now she needs to remember how to be the Maya everyone thinks she is or lose the best thing she ever had. Natural Sistahs series is written by an African American author whose chosen her natural hair since 1998. While one of many indie published black authors she considers her books appropriate for the women's fiction category though most would be shelved in the black fiction, black books, African American women's fiction, or black women's fiction section in most physical bookstores.

The Luckiest Girl in the World

The Luckiest Girl in the World
Author: Jamie Lee Coyle,Paul Lonardo,Tedy Bruschi
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2014-11-06
ISBN 10: 9781503119277
ISBN 13: 1503119270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Luckiest Girl in the World Book Review:

Growing up, everyone would always say how lucky I was, but at the time I was not sure what they meant. I was just doing what I always loved; skating and playing ice hockey. Everything seemed to go my way, from winning virtually every raffle I entered to scoring the game-winning goal whenever my team needed it. As I got a little older, I could feel these things before they happened, as if I knew that I was going to catch the corner of the net to get the puck past the goalie as time expired. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. Becoming an Olympian was something I thought about as far back as I could remember. By the time I was twelve, I was well on my way to living my dream. Then, on August 9, 2008 I suffered a stroke during a hockey game. No one suspected that such a thing could happen to a twelve-year old, but as the reality of pediatric stroke turned my dream into a nightmare, the journey back to skating and playing hockey again showed me just how much I could accomplish with the love and support of my family and people all around me who cared. And I came to realize that I truly was the luckiest girl in the world.

Girl Arrested

Girl Arrested
Author: Alexis V
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2015-05-14
ISBN 10: 9781512207712
ISBN 13: 1512207713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Arrested Book Review:

A troubled and unhappy home life leads young Erica into a secret relationship with an older man. She meets with her lover but later wakes to find herself covered in blood on board her father's yacht and the prime suspect in a murder scene. Luckily she has two allies in the form of best friend Sophia and new neighbor Ethan who over the course of the next few days move heaven and earth to help her clear her name. As they investigate they become immersed in the dark and dangerous world of the illegal gold trade and people trafficking.

Play Me Girl

Play Me Girl
Author: Khaliq Jefferies
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1468571699
ISBN 13: 9781468571691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Me Girl Book Review:

She was raised by her mother and Grandmother Lulu Mae Jenkins right there in the brothel, where they made their home. Her father was a big-time gambler who went by the name of Sugar Man; he got killed in a robbery a couple of years ago, when she was only three years old.

Those Who Remain

Those Who Remain
Author: Priscila Santa Rosa
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-04-12
ISBN 10: 9781508692041
ISBN 13: 1508692041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Those Who Remain Book Review:

Hide your children, lock your doors, and load your guns because zombies are real and they are coming. Danny Terrence knows this better than anyone. He spent months preparing for the inevitable moment the disease would reach his small town. What he didn't prepare for is the fact that nobody really believes him. Luckily for him, an old classmate and bully just happens to be the first one bitten. The bad news is that the family with the biggest arsenal of guns just packed up and left town, leaving them defenseless from an oncoming zombie horde. Being a leader isn't turning out the way Danny imagined. Yet four other survivors easily have it worse than him. Between a thirteen-year-old girl on a road trip from hell, a family of paranoid hunters having to deal with their feelings for the first time ever, a stubborn doctor butting heads with a cold-hearted sergeant and an amoral British professor carrying the fate of humanity in his hands, Danny has it easy. Unless, of course, they all end up in his town, messing with his already messed up life. Follow these five people as their paths cross and their lives and hopes are challenged in this thrilling novel. Those Who Remain: Book One is part of a trilogy.

That Girl from the Dummy Line

That Girl from the Dummy Line
Author: Martha Sanders
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN 10: 9781505405071
ISBN 13: 1505405076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That Girl from the Dummy Line Book Review:

"That Girl From the Dummy Line" is a first person account of growing up in severe poverty in the delta farm region of northeastern Arkansas in 50s and 60s in a tar-papered shack built on a dirt road known as the dummy line. The dummy line girl was the third of ten children born to an illiterate farmer and his wife, who didn't understand their daughter's love of education or her desire to go to college as she excelled in school. Indeed, they actively attempted to prevent her from leaving home to seek a college degree. The dummy line girl spent much of her childhood working in the cotton fields. Farm work and other chores took a toll on the dummy line girl's ability to stay on track with her studies and goals. Further complicating her life was a dysfunctional relationship with her parents and an abusive older sister. The local public school system became her refuge and provided her with the hope she needed in order to plan a better future for herself. This is a story about a girl who refused to accept the path given her by accident of birth - a girl who wanted more and believed she deserved more and was willing to work for it.