Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass
Author: Lana Del Rey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1982167300
ISBN 13: 9781982167301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass Book Review:

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT BOOK OF POETRY FROM LANA DEL REY, VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic.” —Lana Del Rey Lana’s breathtaking first book solidifies her further as “the essential writer of her times” (The Atlantic). The collection features more than thirty poems, many exclusive to the book: Never to Heaven, The Land of 1,000 Fires, Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving, LA Who Am I to Love You?, Tessa DiPietro, Happy, Paradise Is Very Fragile, Bare Feet on Linoleum, and many more. This beautiful hardcover edition showcases Lana’s typewritten manuscript pages alongside her original photography. The result is an extraordinary poetic landscape that reflects the unguarded spirit of its creator. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is also brought to life in an unprecedented spoken word audiobook which features Lana Del Rey reading fourteen select poems from the book accompanied by music from Grammy Award–winning musician Jack Antonoff.

Stubborn Archivist

Stubborn Archivist
Author: Yara Rodrigues Fowler
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 0358007062
ISBN 13: 9780358007067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stubborn Archivist Book Review:

“I read Stubborn Archivist in a ravenous gulp. It’s stunning: so articulate about what it means to live between two languages and countries, tenderly unraveling the knots of unbelonging.” —Olivia Laing, author of TheLonely City and Crudo For fans of Chemistry and Normal People: A mesmerizing and witty debut novel about a young woman growing up between two disparate cultures, and the singular identity she finds along the way But where are you really from? When your mother considers another country home, it’s hard to know where you belong. When the people you live among can’t pronounce your name, it’s hard to know exactly who you are. And when your body no longer feels like your own, it’s hard to understand your place in the world. In Stubborn Archivist, a young British Brazilian woman from South London navigates growing up between two cultures and into a fuller understanding of her body, relying on signposts such as history, family conversation, and the eyes of the women who have shaped her—her mother, grandmother, and aunt. Our stubborn archivist takes us through first love and loss, losing and finding home, trauma and healing, and various awakenings of sexuality and identity. Shot through the novel are the narrator's trips to Brazil, sometimes alone, often with family, where she accesses a different side of herself—one, she begins to realize, that is as much of who she is as anything else. A hypnotic and bold debut, Stubborn Archivist is as singular as its narrator; a novel you won't soon forget.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons
Author: Lili Reinhart
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1250261767
ISBN 13: 9781250261762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swimming Lessons Book Review:

Instant New York Times Bestseller The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity. I seem to be your new favorite novel. One that keeps you up at night, turning my pages. Fingers lingering on me so you don’t lose your place. Swimming Lessons explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-sized yet profound, Lili's poems reflect her trademark honesty and unique perspective. Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, Swimming Lessons reveals the depths of female experience, and is the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own.

I Would Leave Me If I Could

I Would Leave Me If I Could
Author: Halsey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1982135611
ISBN 13: 9781982135614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Would Leave Me If I Could Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Grammy Award–nominated, platinum-selling musician Halsey is heralded as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. In I Would Leave Me If I Could, she reveals never-before-seen poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder. In this debut collection, Halsey bares her soul. Bringing the same artistry found in her lyrics, Halsey’s poems delve into the highs and lows of doomed relationships, family ties, sexuality, and mental illness. More hand grenades than confessions, these autobiographical poems explore and dismantle conventional notions of what it means to be a feminist in search of power. Masterful as it is raw, passionate, and profound, I Would Leave Me If I Could signals the arrival of an essential voice. Book cover painting, American Woman, by the author.

Adultolescence

Adultolescence
Author: Gabbie Hanna
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 1501178334
ISBN 13: 9781501178337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adultolescence Book Review:

Comedian Gabbie Hanna brings levity to the twists and turns of modern adulthood in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poetry. In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children’s verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence announces the arrival of a brilliant new voice with a magical ability to connect through alienation, cut to the profound with internet slang, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You’ll turn to the last page because you get her, and you’ll return to the first because she gets you.

Useless Magic

Useless Magic
Author: Florence Welch
Publsiher: Crown Archetype
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 0525577165
ISBN 13: 9780525577164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Useless Magic Book Review:

Lyrics and never-before-seen poetry and sketches from the iconic musician of Florence and the Machine Songs can be incredibly prophetic, like subconscious warnings or messages to myself, but I often don't know what I'm trying to say till years later. Or a prediction comes true and I couldn't do anything to stop it, so it seems like a kind of useless magic.

The Nectar of Pain

The Nectar of Pain
Author: Najwa Zebian
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1449499880
ISBN 13: 9781449499884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nectar of Pain Book Review:

In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing. With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and beauty of nectar. She holds her readers by the hand as they heal.

Film for Her

Film for Her
Author: Orion Carloto
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN 10: 9781524853778
ISBN 13: 1524853771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film for Her Book Review:

With both pen and camera lens, Orion Carloto captures the dreamlike beauty of memory. Film for Her is a story book of people, places, and memories captured on film. Through photographs, poetry, prose, and a short story, Orion Carloto invites readers to remember the forgotten and reach into the past, find comfort in the present, and make sense of the intangible future. Film photography isn't just eye candy; it's timeless and romantic--the ideal complement to Carloto's writing. In Film for Her, much like a visual diary, word and image are intertwined in a book perfect for both gift and self-purchase.

Where the Millennials Will Take Us

Where the Millennials Will Take Us
Author: Barbara J. Risman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN 10: 0199324387
ISBN 13: 9780199324385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Millennials Will Take Us Book Review:

Are today's young adults gender rebels or returning to tradition? In Where the Millennials Will Take Us, Barbara J. Risman reveals the diverse strategies youth use to negotiate the ongoing gender revolution. Using her theory of gender as a social structure, Risman analyzes life history interviews with a diverse set of Millennials to probe how they understand gender and how they might change it. Some are true believers that men and women are essentially different and should be so. Others are innovators, defying stereotypes and rejecting sexist ideologies and organizational practices. Perhaps new to this generation are gender rebels who reject sex categories, often refusing to present their bodies within them and sometimes claiming genderqueer identities. And finally, many youths today are simply confused by all the changes swirling around them. As a new generation contends with unsettled gender norms and expectations, Risman reminds us that gender is much more than an identity; it also shapes expectations in everyday life, and structures the organization of workplaces, politics, and, ideology. To pursue change only in individual lives, Risman argues, risks the opportunity to eradicate both gender inequality and gender as a primary category that organizes social life.

How to Live in the City

How to Live in the City
Author: The School of Life,Hugo Macdonald
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-01-14
ISBN 10: 1447293320
ISBN 13: 9781447293323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Live in the City Book Review:

Building a relationship with a city is a lot like building a relationship with another person - just as cities can be intoxicating, generous and inspiring, so they can also be dangerous, fickle and impenetrable. How to Live in the City is a book for navigating and nurturing this important relationship. Hugo Macdonald believes you need to feel a city to understand it. He won't tell you how wide the perfect pavement should be but he will show you how to walk down a pavement with eyes wide open. This is a book to help you feel human in an inhuman environment.

An Elephant in My Kitchen

An Elephant in My Kitchen
Author: Françoise Malby-Anthony,Katja Willemsen
Publsiher: Thomas Dunne Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1250220157
ISBN 13: 9781250220158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Elephant in My Kitchen Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence’s death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd’s feisty new matriarch Frankie didn’t like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Françoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she’d had Frankie wrong all along. Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping read.

Honeymoon

Honeymoon
Author: Lana (CRT) Del Rey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781495050985
ISBN 13: 149505098X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Honeymoon Book Review:

The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames

The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames
Author: Justine Cowan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 0062991035
ISBN 13: 9780062991034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames Book Review:

A riveting family drama evocative of Angela’s Ashes and The Glass Castle, about a woman who discovers the shocking secret at the center of her mother’s life. Justine had always been told that her mother came from royal blood. The proof could be found in her mother’s elegance, her uppercrust London accent—and in a cryptic letter hinting at her claim to a country estate. But beneath the polished veneer lay a fearsome, unpredictable temper that drove Justine from home the moment she was old enough to escape. Years later, when her mother sent her an envelope filled with secrets from the past, Justine buried it in the back of an old filing cabinet. Overcome with grief after her mother’s death, Justine found herself drawn back to that envelope. Its contents revealed a mystery that stretched back to the early years of World War II and beyond, into the dark corridors of the Hospital for the Maintenance and Education of Exposed and Deserted Young Children. Established in the eighteenth century to raise “bastard” children to clean chamber pots for England’s ruling class, the institution was tied to some of history’s most influential figures and events. From its role in the development of solitary confinement and human medical experimentation to the creation of the British Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts, its impact on Western culture continues to reverberate. It was also the environment that shaped a young girl known as Dorothy Soames, who bravely withstood years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of a sadistic headmistress—a resilient child who dreamed of escape as German bombers rained death from the skies. Heartbreaking, surprising, and unforgettable, The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames is the true story of one woman’s quest to understand the secrets that had poisoned her mother’s mind, and her startling discovery that her family’s fate had been sealed centuries before.

Bending Over Backwards A Journey to the End of the World to Cure a Chronic Backache

Bending Over Backwards  A Journey to the End of the World to Cure a Chronic Backache
Author: Carlo Pizzati
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN 10: 9353573904
ISBN 13: 9789353573904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending Over Backwards A Journey to the End of the World to Cure a Chronic Backache Book Review:

In this intrepid and humorous travelogue, Carlo Pizzati embarks on a quest to find a cure for a backache that has tortured him for twenty years. Armed with his notebook and an indomitable spirit of adventure, Carlo travels from a posturologist's office in northern Italy to the rarefied mountain air of Boulder to seek a variety of New Age alternative cures; from a trance-dance venue hidden near the woods of Cinque Terre to an exorcist-shaman's den near Buenos Aires, who photographs demons and auras. Eventually, Carlo fetches up in India, to live and learn from the yogis at the Ashtanga yoga centre in Mysore. In India, as Carlo engages in strenuous yogic discipline, meditates atop hills, he has an explosive insight into his past births which leads to an encounter that will change his life forever. Along the way, our sceptical, suffering but always curious narrator discovers the ways in which spirituality and technology intersect. Wry, witty and wise by turns, this is a book about self-discovery, facing fears and failures, and undertaking an arduous journey with an open mind and heart.

100 Poems

100 Poems
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 0571347177
ISBN 13: 9780571347179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Poems Book Review:

In 2013, Seamus Heaney met with Faber poetry editor Matthew Hollis in Dublin. He said that one project he would very much like to complete would be to prepare a personal selection from across the entire arc of his poetry, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to make the selection in his lifetime, and after his passing, the project was initially set aside. But now, at last, it has been returned to once more, and the result is an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. Coinciding with the opening by the National Library of Ireland of a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Seamus Heaney, this is a singular, accessible selection for new and younger readers that has the opportunity to reach far and wide, now and ahead.

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture
Author: Elyce Rae Helford,Shiloh Carroll,Sarah Gray,Michael R. Howard
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-11-02
ISBN 10: 149680872X
ISBN 13: 9781496808721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture Book Review:

Although the last three decades have offered a growing body of scholarship on images of fantastic women in popular culture, these studies either tend to focus on one particular variety of fantastic female (the action or sci-fi heroine), or on her role in a specific genre (villain, hero, temptress). This edited collection strives to define the "Woman Fantastic" more fully. The Woman Fantastic may appear in speculative or realist settings, but her presence is always recognizable. Through futuristic contexts, fantasy worlds, alternate histories, or the display of superpowers, these insuperable women challenge the laws of physics, chemistry, and/or biology. In chapters devoted to certain television programs, adult and young adult literature, and comics, contributors discuss feminist negotiation of today's economic and social realities. Senior scholars and rising academic stars offer compelling analyses of fantastic women from Wonder Woman and She-Hulk to Talia Al Ghul and Martha Washington; from Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series to Cinda Williams Chima's The Seven Realms series; and from Battlestar Galactica's female Starbuck to Game of Thrones's Sansa and even Elaine Barrish Hammond of USA's Political Animals. This volume furnishes an important contribution to ongoing discussions of gender and feminism in popular culture.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey
Author: Kayla Simpson
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN 10: 9781518799730
ISBN 13: 1518799736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lana Del Rey Book Review:

A biographical look at the singer, writer and model born as Elizabeth Grant but now known for her stage name of Lana Del Rey. This book takes a look at Del Rey's beginnings as a songwriter at the age of 18. Her early career had a few starts and stops until her Internet video and song "Video Games" became a chart topping success. Discussed is her early life and the trials that formed some the themes of her music.

Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey   Ultraviolence
Author: Lana Del Rey
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781495000164
ISBN 13: 1495000168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence Book Review:

For voice and piano with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.

Rocket Fantastic

Rocket Fantastic
Author: G. Calvocoressi
Publsiher: Persea Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 9780892554928
ISBN 13: 0892554924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rocket Fantastic Book Review:

Now in paperback, a spellbinding reinvention and exploration of self, gender, and family.

You ll Come Back to Yourself

You ll Come Back to Yourself
Author: Michaela Angemeer
Publsiher: Michaela Angemeer
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781775272717
ISBN 13: 1775272710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You ll Come Back to Yourself Book Review:

Dive into this collection of poetry and prose inspired by modern dating and broken relationships, perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur and Orion Carloto. You'll Come Back to Yourself explores themes of lost love, infidelity, depression, body image, and ultimately the power women have in learning to choose themselves. Separated into three sections: Holding On, Ouroboros, and Letting Go, this collection is a cyclical expedition of self discovery.