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Waiting For Lipchitz At Chateau Marmont

Author : Aris Janigian
ISBN : 1942600194
Genre : Fiction
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Set in two iconic locales--Hollywood's legendary Chateau Marmont and Fresno's amazing Forestiere's Underground Garden--Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Marmont is a bold and colorful critique of the California Dream through the perspective of screenwriter who has gone from riches to rags. A kind of Hollywood version ofWaiting for Godot, Janigian'sLipchitz is a stunningly original take on the absent protagonist and what is illuminated in the void.

Last Night At Chateau Marmont

Author : Lauren Weisberger
ISBN : 1439146942
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, a compulsively readable novel about a woman whose struggling singer-songwriter husband is catapulted to fame, dragging them both onto the pages of celebrity gossip magazines—and changing their marriage forever. Brooke loved reading the dishy celebrity gossip rag Last Night. That is, until her marriage became a weekly headline... For five years, she’s worked two jobs to support her husband’s dream of making it in the music world. Finally, after countless gigs at Manhattan dive bars and toiling as an A&R intern, the soulful, enigmatic Julian Alter gets signed by Sony, where he logs long hours in the recording studio with no promise of success. But when he is invited to perform on a national late-night talk show, he is catapulted to stardom—literally overnight. At first the newfound fame is fun—who wouldn’t want to stay at the Chateau Marmont or love being treated like rock royalty? But as Brooke’s sweet husband becomes increasingly absent and tabloid rumors swirl, Brooke begins to question the truth about their marriage and is forced to finally come to terms with what she thinks she wants—and what she actually needs.

Life At The Marmont

Author : Raymond Sarlot
ISBN : 9781101598696
Genre : Social Science
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Raymond Sarlot bought the Chateau Marmont in 1975, but what was originally a business purchase became a love affair as he delved into the hotel's incredible history. From its perch overlooking the Sunset Strip, the glamorous Marmont reigned for decades as the spot for artists, writers, musicians, and actors of every stripe and remains a home-away-from-home for A-listers like Scarlett Johansson and Johnny Depp. Here, Sarlot and co-author Fred E. Basten share a wealth of scandalous and intriguing tales about them all, from the stars of Hollywood's Golden Era like Jean Harlow and Grace Kelly to idols of the sixties and seventies like Jim Morrison and John Belushi (who tragically died there in 1982). Whether your obsession is Hollywood history or celebrity gossip, Life at the Marmont has plenty of gripping, juicy stories to fascinate.

Native Believer

Author : Ali Eteraz
ISBN : 9781617754593
Genre : Fiction
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"Native Believer stands as an important contribution to American literary culture: a book quite unlike any I've read in recent memory, which uses its characters to explore questions vital to our continuing national discourse around Islam." --New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice "M.'s life spins out of control after his boss discovers a Qur'an in M.'s house during a party, in this wickedly funny Philadelphia picaresque about a secular Muslim's identity crisis in a country waging a never-ending war on terror." --O, the Oprah Magazine "Native Believer is a page-turning contemporary fiction that addresses burning issues about the very essence of identity, and without question Ali Eteraz is a writer’s writer, one whose ear for the English language is just as acute as fellow naturalized Americans Vladimir Nabokov (born in Russia) or Viet Thanh Nguyen (Vietnam).” --Los Angeles Review of Books "[A] poignant and profoundly funny first novel....Eteraz combines masterful storytelling with intelligent commentary to create a nuanced work of social and political art." --Booklist "Eteraz's narrative is witty and unpredictable...and the darkly comic ending is pleasingly macabre. As for M., in this identity-obsessed dandy, Eteraz has created a perfect protagonist for the times. A provocative and very funny exploration of Muslim identity in America today." --Kirkus Reviews "In bitingly funny prose, first novelist Eteraz sums up the pain and contradictions of an American not wanting to be categorized; the ending is a bang-up surprise." --Library Journal "Who wants to be Muslim in post-9/11 America? Many of the characters in Ali Eteraz‘s new novel Native Believer have no choice in the matter; they deal in a variety of ways with issues of belonging and identity in a society bent on categorizing, stereotyping, and targeting Muslims." --KPFA Pacifica "Ali Eteraz is a pen name that means ‘Noble Protest.’ In his darkly funny debut novel, the protest may not be entirely noble, but it is essential—the story follows M., a Philadelphia man who is Muslim by birth but not by belief. When he gets fired for owning a copy of the Quran, his life spirals out of control as he tries to find some semblance of a place in the world." -- Literary Hub "Ali Eteraz’s fiction has encompassed everything from the surreal and fantastical to the urgently political. Native Believer, his debut novel, explores questions of nationality, religion, and the fears and paranoia in American society circa right now. --Vol. 1 Brooklyn "A sad, funny, and haunting novel that debates what America is. The novel captures post-9/11 U.S. in a brilliant satire . . . With the groundwork laid for an ending that will surprise readers, Native Believer offers no pat answers about being Muslim in America, but it does pose a lot of good questions." --Rain Taxi Review of Books Ali Eteraz's much-anticipated debut novel is the story of M., a supportive husband, adventureless dandy, lapsed believer, and second-generation immigrant who wants nothing more than to host parties and bring children into the world as full-fledged Americans. As M.'s life gradually fragments around him--a wife with a chronic illness; a best friend stricken with grief; a boss jeopardizing a respectable career--M. spins out into the pulsating underbelly of Philadelphia, where he encounters others grappling with fallout from the War on Terror. Among the pornographers and converts to Islam, punks and wrestlers, M. confronts his existential degradation and the life of a second-class citizen. Darkly comic, provocative, and insightful, Native Believer is a startling vision of the contemporary American experience and the human capacity to shape identity and belonging at all costs.

Riverbig

Author : Aris Janigian
ISBN : 1597141046
Genre : Fiction
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This work of fiction continues the tale of Andy Demerjian. Having finished college, returned to farming, and undergone a chain of disasters, he is now landless. Desperate to support his wife and two sons, Demerjian embarks on a series of ventures that put his integrity and mettle to the test. Set in California's Central Valley, and ranging in time from World War II to the drug wars of the 1960s, Riverbig explores both emotional terrain and physical topography as it transports the reader through the valley and into the rhythms of rural life.

Waiting For Your Prince

Author : Jackie Kendall
ISBN : 9780768405361
Genre : Religion
File Size : 42. 30 MB
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Become the young woman you were made to be while you wait for God’s best. You are beautiful, valuable, and completely unique from anyone else who has ever lived in history! If this is really true, why would we want to act like everyone else—especially the world? In Waiting for Your Prince, Jackie Kendall encourages you to live like the priceless treasure God created you to be. You’ll find out how: Purity does not keep you from enjoying life; it saves you from giving away your most precious possession, identity Waiting for God’s best protects you from losing your self-worth by dating losers Saying “Yes” to Jesus signs you up to live the extraordinary life God has prepared just for you Wait for God’s best and show the world that you have something that so many desperately want: You are secure in the young woman God made you to be!

Developmental Mindset

Author : Elizabeth Thurbon
ISBN : 9781501704161
Genre : Political Science
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The Asian financial crisis of 1997–1998 was supposed to be the death knell for the developmental state. The International Monetary Fund supplied emergency funds for shattered economies but demanded that states liberalize financial markets and withdraw from direct involvement in the economy. Financial liberalization was meant to spell the end of strategic industry policy and the state-directed "policy lending" it involved. Yet, largely unremarked by analysts, South Korea has since seen a striking revival of financial activism. Policy lending by state-owned development banks has returned the state to the core of the financial system. Korean development banks now account for one quarter of all loans and take the lead in providing low-cost finance to local manufacturing firms in strategic industries. Elizabeth Thurbon argues that an ideational analysis can help explain this renewed financial activism. She demonstrates the presence of a "developmental mindset" on the part of political leaders and policy elites in Korea. This mindset involves shared ways of thinking about the purpose of finance and its relationship to the productive economy. The developmental mindset has a long history in Korea but is subject to the vicissitudes of political and economic circumstances. Thurbon traces the structural, institutional, political, and ideational factors that have strengthened and at times weakened the developmental consensus, culminating in the revival of financial activism in Korea. In doing so, Thurbon offers a novel defense of the developmental state idea and a new framework for investigating the emergence and evolution of developmental states. She also canvasses the implications of the Korean experience for wider debates concerning the future of financial activism in an era of financialization, energy insecurity, and climate change.

The Paintings Of Art Pinajian

Author : Peter Najarian
ISBN : 1587903210
Genre : Art
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ABOUT THE BOOK The Paintings of Art Pinajian, A Family Story, is an illustrated non-fiction novel about an Armenian-American painter whose work sold for a fortune after he died, though he lived on the edge of poverty. Ashod "Archie" Pinajian was a Najarian on his mother's side, and what happened to his work became a universal story of greed and betrayal, yet his faith in the power of art was a redemptive force that never diminished. "It is between me and myself that I work now.... My work is a reflection of what I want my life to be.... To understand the totality of art is to arrive at its creation.... If you are conscious of Totality, time will coalesce everything into one.... Searching for forms is terrific therapy and makes me feel good and refreshed.... No one notices, of course, except the creator and sometimes not even he." From Archie's letters to his cousin Pete. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Peter Najarian is a passionate and idealistic American author, painter, basketball player and substitute teacher who resides in Berkeley, California.

The Devil Wears Prada

Author : Lauren Weisberger
ISBN : 9780307275554
Genre : Fiction
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A small-town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college lands a job at a prestigious fashion magazine, but wonders if the glamorous perks are worth working for the editor from hell.

Michele Saee

Author : Michele Saee
ISBN : UOM:39015040070685
Genre : Architecture
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Michele Saee is a young, widely published Los Angeles-based architect who trained in Italy and worked for the renowned avant-garde firm Morphosis; he started his own practice in 1985. His designs for high-style restaurants and clothing stores in the Los Angeles area respond to the region's dominant automobile culture and indoor-outdoor lifestyle: attention-getting facades with large glass planes and steel sculptural fragments transform standard strip malls and warehouses, and interiors of curved walls and exposed trusses, natural wood, and industrial materials reflect a uniquely Southern California approach to contemporary architecture. This provocatively designed first monograph on Saee showcases 25 projects in the Los Angeles area, including Angeli Trattoria on Melrose Avenue; two Ecru clothing stores; Design Express, a high-end furniture store; a custom jewelry store; a 20-unit apartment complex; nine private houses; and Saee's furniture designs. Also reproduced here are Saee's evocative "sketches of space" and his accompanying essay on the fundamental link between drawing and the conception of architecture.

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