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California Schemin

Author : Nicole Sconiers
ISBN : 9780595167883
Genre : Social Science
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Emotional drivebys and internal riots are as common as road rage in La La Land. California Schemin’: The Black Woman’s Guide To Surviving in LA is a sassy, gem of a book that explains how women can deal with these hazards without becoming dysfunctional divas! Nicole Sconiers has chronicled her turbulent journey in LA in a writing style that is Compton meets Melrose: humorous, chic and tough. With witty vignettes ranging from the art of crashing industry parties to getting bamboozled by shady agents, California Schemin’ is more than just a reference book for fly girls; it’s a must-have survival manual for everyday living.

The Resurreccion Of Vida

Author : Nicole Sconiers
ISBN : 9780595383597
Genre : Fiction
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Lovely Lofty Loco? As a black entertainment writer in Los Angeles, Vida Donnevan is plagued by insecurity and feelings of invisibility. The pressure of the velvet rope sends her on routine excursions to the emergency room because she's convinced that she's having a heart attack-once a week. Vida fears she won't see her thirtieth birthday, until she meets John Marques, a militant Mexican poet who breathes life into her glitterati world. He's into picket lines; she's into picket fences. They bond over poetry and a marginalized existence. During their relationship, Vida sheds her fashionista demeanor and adopts a more radical lifestyle. But on her journey from Fendi to Fanon, a heartbreaking revelation threatens to shatter her newfound confidence and freedom. The Resurrección of Vida crosses racial and cultural borders, and is the story of love and liberation.


Author : Jay-Z
ISBN : 9781588369598
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. Praise for Decoded “Compelling . . . provocative, evocative . . . Part autobiography, part lavishly illustrated commentary on the author’s own work, Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “One of a handful of books that just about any hip hop fan should own.”—The New Yorker “Elegantly designed, incisively written . . . an impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps.”—Los Angeles Times “A riveting exploration of Jay-Z’s journey . . . So thoroughly engrossing, it reads like a good piece of cultural journalism.”—The Boston Globe “Shawn Carter’s most honest airing of the experiences he drew on to create the mythic figure of Jay-Z . . . The scenes he recounts along the way are fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly “Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate and slick.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Bombs Away

Author : John Steinbeck
ISBN : 9781101138861
Genre : History
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A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the American war effort John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin Classics presents this exclusive edition of Steinbeck's introduction to the then-nascent U.S. Army Air Force and its bomber crew--the essential core unit behind American air power that Steinbeck described as "the greatest team in the world." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Battle Dress

Author : Amy Efaw
ISBN : 9781101478004
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Based on the authorÕs own experiences as a cadet at the exclusive United States Military Academy at West Point, Battle Dress is the brutally honest tale of seventeen-year-old Andi Davis, who views her acceptance at West Point as a chance to escape her dysfunctional family and prove to herself that she has what it takes to survive ÒThe Beast,Ó insider terminology for Basic Training. But nothing could have prepared Andi for the rigors that followÑor for the inner strength that she will need to succeed as a woman in a nearly all-male society. Compelling and powerful, but never militaristic, this is a tale of triumph that wonÕt fail to move readers.

Arrested Development And Philosophy

Author : Kristopher G. Phillips
ISBN : 9780470575598
Genre : Performing Arts
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A lighthearted, philosophical assessment of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning cult hit reflects on respective character foibles and episode themes to consider how the show demonstrates deeper levels of cultural and philosophical relevance. Original. TV tie-in.

The Housewife Assassin S Guide To Gracious Killing

Author : Josie Brown
ISBN : 1942052251
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In Book 2 of The Housewife Assassin series: Donna and Jack are in the kind of hot mess that can cause an international incident: a nuclear arms summit, hosted by a politically-connected American billionaire industrialist, provides the perfect opportunity for a rogue operative to assassinate of the newly-elected Russian president on US soil. Acme operative Donna Stone's mission: Seek and exterminate the shooter, before all hell--and World War III--break loose. Also on Donna's to-do list: file for divorce. Throw in a couple of play dates and a few naughty neighbors, you've got a whole lot of fun.

California Schemin

Author : Gavin Bain
ISBN : 1847375553
Genre : False personation
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California Schemin' is the remarkable real life story of how two rappers from Dundee pretended to be two rappers from California and duped the record industry out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd - or Silibil N' Brains, as they became known - were two ordinary Scottish boys who shared an extraordinary dream: to become rap superstars. Creating new identities for themselves, they persuaded the music industry that they were the latest hot young talent from California. Silibil N' Brains then lived out that lie for more than two years, securing an enormous record deal with Sony and being catapulted into the industry high-life, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Eminem and D12. But, ironically, they could never actually deliver and promote the album that they were paid so much money to put together. As soon as they became famous they would be recognised by anyone who had known them in their former lives in Scotland and the dream would evaporate. As the pressure mounted, there would be disastrous consequences … California Schemin' is a story of incredible highs and terrible lows, of doing whatever it takes to follow your dream.

The Antidote

Author : Jesse Peterson
ISBN : 1942475004
Genre : Religion
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In this powerful book, Jesse Lee Peterson traces the collapse of the black community in America to an unexpected source: the anger against one s mother and father that fatherlessness engenders. The perverse genius of liberalism has been its ability to capture black anger and project it outwards towards anyone, black or white, who resists the Democratic agenda. By encouraging a resentful dependency, liberals have instituted a new kind of slavery in the black community as emotionally shackling as the physical slavery that first brought Africans to America."

Advances In Food Biochemistry

Author : Fatih Yildiz
ISBN : 1420007696
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Understanding the biochemistry of food is basic to all other research and development in the fields of food science, technology, and nutrition, and the past decade has seen accelerated progress in these areas. Advances in Food Biochemistry provides a unified exploration of foods from a biochemical perspective. Featuring illustrations to elucidate molecular concepts throughout the text, this volume examines a range of issues on the food spectrum, including: water and its relation to food the glycobiology of food components enzymes plant, animal, and human hormones functional foods, herbs, and dietary supplements flavor compounds in foods organic acids interactions between the environment with food components biological and lipid oxidation in foods food safety nutrition and the genetic makeup of individual food components Dr. Fatih Yildiz has published an extensive body of research and has worked on food and nutrition science projects with the FAO, UNIDO, UNICEF, and NATO. Recently he received the Ambassador for Turkey Award from the European Federation of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Yildiz and the contributors to this volume have brought together their decades of experience and expertise to provide a top-notch resource for food science and policy professionals and advanced students on the cutting edge of food research.

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