Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Taylor can't wait to be free from high school, to leave behind her dissaproving parents and escape the shadow of her perfect older sister. The rebellious party girl has a perfect accomplice in best friend Riley, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks who scores them drugs, booze and under-age entry into the only club in town. But then everything changes. A traumatized Riley suddenly decides to give up the party life, and a wide-eyed Mackenzie meets Grey Lewis, a broodingly talented, gorgeous older man she falls instantly in love with. Though Riley warns her to stay away, the aspiring rock star's body and ample drug supply are too tempting for her to resist. Previously inseparable, Riley and Mackenzie go their separate ways. When summer hits, Mackenzie has new friends, a new apartment and new drugs to mask the pain of Riley's absence. And of course, she has Grey. But despite the fierce, consuming passion they share, the mysterious bad-boy always leaves her guessing. Is Grey really a good guy? Or was Riley right about him all along? Mackenzie's in too deep to care. Unable to curb her mounting addictions, before long the lust-for-life teen totally loses control. She forgets Riley, forgets life, forgets everything but Grey and their next hit. But luckily for Mackenzie...Riley has never forgotten her.
Most everyone has heard the phrase "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll." But "sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, and comics"? You bet. In a gloriously straightforward manner, Mary Fleener illustrates her oftentimes decadent social experiences in this complete collection of her autobiographical comics work. The tableaux she weaves are a candid take on the party scene of Southern California, but what is most distinctive isn't her storytelling--it's her art. She has developed a unique style that she calls "cubismo": a blend of underground comix and cubism. She uses this style to convey changes in mental states--specifically, changes in the subjective fields of experience--whether from anger, frustration, or drug use. A truly remarkable achievement.
Dying to know how the pros mix drinks that look amazing and taste even better? Jimmy Dymott has been in the industry since the emergence of the modern cocktail bar, and he knows that hard work and the best ingredients are the true secrets to success behind the bar.Jimmy Dymott shares sixty of his favorite and most impressive cocktails, from classics like the Old Fashioned and the Gin Fizz, to modern favorites like the Juicy Fruit. He includes recipes for drinks invented at his own barswith mint, passion fruit, and fresh ingredients, they’re always in high demand. Dymott explores the history of each drinksome spanning from eighth century Persia to the American South in the 1800s. Plus, he offers the tools needed to make each drink pro, the types of bars out there to emulate, and great stories from Dymott’s fifteen years in the cocktail scene. Modern Cocktails is the insider’s introduction to the ingredients, the recipes, and the culture behind the top industry bar.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Wife of the Life of the Party is the memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with Chaplin. Her memoir is an extraordinary Hollywood story of someone who was there from the very beginning. Born Lillita Louise MacMurray in Hollywood, she began her career at twelve with the Charlie Chaplin Film Company, when Chaplin selected her to appear with him as the flirting angel in The Kid. When she was fifteen, Chaplin signed her as the leading lady in The Gold Rush and changed her name to Lita Grey. She was forced to leave the production when, at the age of sixteen, she became pregnant with Chaplin's child. She married Chaplin in Empalme, Mexico in November 1924. The Chaplins stayed together for two years. Lita bore Chaplin two sons: Charles Chaplin, Jr. and Sydney Chaplin. In November 1926, after Lita discovered that Chaplin was having an affair with Merna Kennedy (Lita's best friend, whom she had persuaded Chaplin to hire as the leading lady in The Circus), Lita left Chaplin and filed for divorce. It was one of the first divorce cases to receive a public airing. The divorce complaint ran a staggering 42 pages and fed scandal with its revelations about the private life of Charles Chaplin. Lita's divorce settlement of $825,000 was the largest in American history at the time. Lita authorized the publication of another biography, My Life with Chaplin, in 1966. The book was mainly the creation of her co-author, Morton Cooper, who re-wrote her manuscript. Lita was never happy with the many inaccuracies and distortions of that book. Wife of the Life of the Party is not to be seen as a supplement to her early book, but rather Lita's own version of her life, told for the first time.
Whether you’re trying to impress your friends or the girl across the bar, Scam School Academy is the ultimate guide to not impressing everyone around, but getting yourself some free drinks. With over eighty insane tricks, Scam School Graduate is the most advanced magic instruction book created to date.You become the life of the party (or the bar) with amazing tricks, including:The Jack-O-Lantern Stump them for Free BeersCoffee Creamer Flamethrower The Human BlockheadEat Ball of Fire Be A (Fake) Lie DetectorWin Cash at Darts And many more!Not only does Scam School Academy allow you to learn tricks with unprecedented depth, but there are hundreds of photographs to show you step-by-step on how to pull these clever scams off. Imagine the eye-popping surprise on your friend’s face when you summon smoke from nowhere or the shock on a girl’s face when you read her mind!Imagine knowing that in any bar, in any situation, you can be entertaining enough to spend the whole night drinking for free. That’s where Scam School Academy comes in!
Web and reality television celebrity Tila Tequila, the "Madonna of MySpace" (Time) bares her secrets in this provocative and playful guide to love, relationships, sex, fame, and being the life of the party -- just in time to spice things up this holiday season.The ways to celebrity are myriad, but in just two years, Tila Tequila has quite possibly become THE symbol of stardom in today's digital age. With upwards of three million MySpace pals and thanks to MTV's A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, the twenty-six-year-old sexy siren has become nothing less than a cultural icon. Tila's taboo-bending lack of inhibition has made her a trailblazer for the times, and there's no signs of slowing down this feisty four-foot-eleven wild child whose combination of sex appeal and accessibility has made her popularity unparalleled. Hooking Up with Tila Tequila takes an exclusive and entertaining look beyond the virtual pin-up -- past the mischievous glint in her eye and sultry curve of her hip -- to the real-life Tila. In her own outrageously candid words, she tackles a variety of subjects from making it big to getting what you want in bed -- and out of it! Also included are real questions from her millions of fans, and Tila's unique brand of truthful advice, as she says, "Tequila-style." Filled with stunning never-before-seen photographs from Tila's private collection, Hooking Up with Tila Tequila delivers the scoop on everything her fans want to know -- and reveals the true story of how a fearless and determined Vietnamese ex-model used the Internet to earn the recognition that most people only dream about.
An unauthorized biography of the present U.S. ambassador to France chronicles her three historic marriages, her dealings with world leaders, her liaisons with rich and powerful men, and her revitalizing work for the Democratic party. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The incredible story of Brownie Wise, the Southern single mother—and postwar #Girlboss—who built, and lost, a Tupperware home-party empireBefore Mary Kay, Martha Stewart, and Joy Mangano, there was Brownie Wise, the charismatic Tupperware executive who converted postwar optimism into a record-breaking sales engine powered by American housewives. In Life of the Party, Bob Kealing offers the definitive portrait of Wise, a plucky businesswoman who divorced her alcoholic husband, started her own successful business, and eventually caught the eye of Tupperware inventor, Earl Tupper, whose plastic containers were collecting dust on store shelves. The Tupperware Party that Wise popularized, a master-class in the soft sell, drove Tupperware's sales to soaring heights. It also gave minimally educated and economically invisible postwar women, including some African-American women, an acceptable outlet for making their own money for their families—and for being rewarded for their efforts. With the people skills of Dale Carnegie, the looks of Doris Day, and the magnetism of Eva Peron, Wise was as popular among her many devoted followers as she was among the press, and she become the first woman to appear on the cover of BusinessWeek in 1954. Then, at the height of her success, Wise's ascent ended as quickly as it began. Earl Tupper fired her under mysterious circumstances, wrote her out of Tupperware's success story, and left her with a pittance. He walked away with a fortune and she disappeared—until now. Originally published as Tupperware Unsealed by the University Press of Florida in 2008—and optioned by Sony Pictures, with Sandra Bullock attached to star—this revised and updated edition is perfectly timed to take advantage of renewed interest in this long-overlooked American business icon.
Volume I in a series from The Junior League of Tampa Culinary Collection, The Life of the Party embraces the attitude that less is more--less time spent in the kitchen and more time with your guests. Discover creative twists on classic recipes, party menus, presentation ideas and entertaining tips--and be the life of your party!
Liven up any dinner party with this elegant conversation-starting addition to your table setting. No more awkward silences at your table! Make any meal a feast with Life of the Party Placemats! Set the placemats under your plate and play your way around dinner, getting to know your guests better than you ever thought you would. Quiz your neighbor, hostess, in-laws and co-workers. With questions to excite and astound your guests, there’s something for everyone to learn!
Introduces Hector Cabot, a wild drunk and philanderer, who is both the catalyst and court jester to a group of displaced Americans and Europeans in an expatriate community in Istanbul
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Commemorates the 100th anniversary of the S.S. Adams company. History of the company in full color photos, original artwork, promotional material, and rare ephemera.
Do you want to learn some easy magic tricks to show off at your next party? Are you looking for easy magic tricks for kids? Or do you just want to learn a few simple tricks –because that is the way you are?If any of these are true, Magic Tricks – 50 Simple, Fun and Quick Tricks Book, is what you need. All the tricks that you will learn are just as the title says. They are simple to learn, quick to perform, and fun to do.Here are just a few that you will learn…. One of the more popular magic tricks is both baffling and entertaining. It is the Impossible (and Impassable) Corks trick. This magic trick baffles just about everyone that it is shown. In fact, you can actually show the people how to do it and they, still, won’t be able to do it. This trick has even stumped Ph D’s in engineering for hours.Now if you want something less challenging, read about how to levitate a cup. We guarantee you that as soon as you are done reading the trick you WILL be able to make that cup float. Kids really love this one.If that trick isn’t enough, learn how to “call” a coin flip, correctly, one hundred percent o f the time. Again, those around you will never guess how this trick is done either.The magic tricks in this ebook were purposely selected to accomplish three things. They had to be easy to do, they had to be fun and challenging, and they had to use something that you would find at a party or at a dinner in a fancy restaurant (or have on you, like a deck of cards.) These tricks use bottles, napkins, coins, paper money, straws, bread, utensils and more.These magic tricks are also rated so that you will know how difficult they will be to learn. Over three quarters of the tricks can actually be learned in 5 minutes or less, but there is only one trick which takes 15 minutes to master. This one trick is one that you will love and will certainly amaze those with you. It involves balancing a coin on the edge of a dollar bill.What more can we say, if you want to get people laughing and talking at your next party or dinner just learn how to do magic tricks. We are quite sure that the tricks in this book will easily fill that need.If your children want to learn some easy magic tricks just get this book and give it to them. They can devour it and will be back showing off their new found knowledge in no time at all.Or, if you just like learning simple tricks, by the time you get to the end of this book you’ll probably know how to do more tricks than you can remember.The bottom line is that learning new tricks is not difficult, given the proper instruction, and the best way to do that is to get this magic tricks book entitled the Magic Tricks – 50 Simple, Fun and Quick Tricks Book.
Anderson's imaginative and highly intelligent exploration of . . . the ambiguous history of America's origins will leave readers impatient for the sequel. -- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWYoung Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers -- but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role them. Set in Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's mesmerizing novel takes place at a time when Patriots battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim. The first of two parts, this deeply provocative novel reimagines past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.