The Guest List For the first time ever, Abby Mitchell feels that the world is her Oyster. Her first book has found a publisher, a daring new surgery promises to take away the birthmark that mars her lovely face; and there's a new man in her life, a man who sees beyond her flaw. . .into her heart. Best of all, though, is that Abby has been reunited with her sister Mallory. Separated as girls after their parents died in a double tragedy, Abby always dreamed that, one day, they would be together again. But while two loving sisters make up for lost time, danger hides in the shadows. Now, Abby and Mallory have planned a sumptuous party--unaware that their gathering will include and uninvited guest who will do anything to keep the past hidden. . .
How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication---from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball
Author: Ethan Mordden
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Press
From the 1920s to the early 1960s, Manhattan was America's beacon of sophistication. From the theatres of Broadway to the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel to tables at the Stork Club, intelligence and wit were the twinned coins of the realm. Alexander Woolcott, Irving Berlin, Edna Ferber, Arturo Toscanini, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Dorothy Parker, Truman Capote, the Lunts and Helen Hayes presided over the town. Their books, plays, performances, speeches, dinner parties, masked balls, loves, hates, likes and dislikes became the aspirations of a nation. If you wanted to be sophisticated, you played by Manhattan's rules. If you didn't, you simply weren't on the guest list. The Heartland rebelled against Manhattan's dictum, but never prevailed. In this lively cultural history, Mordden chronicles the city's most powerful and influential era.
When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon, and can't wait to share the news of their engagement with all their friends and family. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and offers to 'help' with the planning. With tussles over the ceremony and the size of the guest list, sibling rivalry and insistent in-laws-to-be, Cara can see her vision of the big day being ripped to shreds. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things their way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar. Threats are made, family secrets are revealed, and things turn decidedly stormy. Will Cara and Shane manage to overcome all obstacles? Or will their dream wedding turn into a nightmare?
Iris, a lonely American classical harp student living in Toronto, becomes entranced with a bohemian group of rock musicians, particularly the enigmatically seductive guitarist Mink Lasher, who may or may not have supernatural powers. An obsessed but harmless groupie, Iris witnesses the heartrending dissolution of Mink's relationship with singer Ruby Treece, and follows him on his journey through various girlfriends and bands to a point of self-realization which ultimately transforms Iris as well. This novel was inspired by the fascinating musicians connected with the 1980's Toronto band Pukka Orchestra most notably, ace guitarist Neil Chapman.
Release on 2006 | by Automobile Association (Great Britain),Jenni Muir
UK's Most Stylish Hotels and Fabulous Restaurants
Author: Automobile Association (Great Britain),Jenni Muir
Pubpsher: Aa Pub
A hotel that achieves that rare combination of elegant simplicity, character, good service, and remarkable food comes to be regarded by its guests as a rare discovery. In this guide, award-winning travel and food writer Jenni Muir reveals 40 British hotels and restaurants that are in a class of their own. Although most of the listed establishments are in England, there are also entries for Scotland, Wales, and Ireland--and all are special. Character and comfort are paramount, but each hotel also has a top restaurant either on the premises or an easy stroll away. You'll find quietly efficient service, stylish décor, and food that is memorable for all the right reasons.
Release on 2014-06-03 | by William H. Lebeau,Jeffrey K. Salkin,Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar Or Bat Mitzvah
Author: William H. Lebeau,Jeffrey K. Salkin,Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
PMA Best Religion Book of the Year! The inspiring guide to spiritual celebration used in hundreds of congregations - Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist - revised and expanded!''''Parents and their children acutely feel the social pressures that surround bar and bat mitzvah. But they want to feel the spiritual promise of the event, the pull of the divine, and the knowledge that they are participating in an event that has meaning both in the ancient past and in the very immediate present. They want to know that the steep incline before them is their family's own version of Sinai, the summit where, in every generation, Jews meet God, individually and as a people. They want to know that bar and bat mitzvah can be a path to that summit. And they want to know how to get there. . . . This book can be their guide.'''' - from ''''Why This Book Was Born''''Helps people find core spiritual values in American Jewry's most misunderstood ceremony - bar and bat mitzvah. In a joining of explanation, instruction and inspiration, Rabbi Salkin helps both parent and child truly be there when the moment of Sinai is recreated in their lives.Rabbi Salkin asks and answers questions that make parents and children more comfortable with the event and able to experience it more joyfully. How did bar and bat mitzvah originate? What is the lasting significance of the event? What are the ethics of celebration? What specific things can you do to reclaim the spiritual meaning of the event? How to further develop spirituality? What spiritual values can parents and young people build together?To help guide friends and family who are not Jewish through this important Jewish life cycle event, Rabbi Salkin provides a brief, welcoming overview: ''What Non - Jews Should Know About the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Service.''
I was first introduced to this larger than life character back in 1979, albeit through a projector onto the silver screen, Quadrophenia, the film that launched a 1000 faces. 18 years later, I would finally meet this totally outrageous person who became one of my closest friends, lush, side kick, partner in crime and mentalist. A man who would have a huge impact on my life, from sharing a gay Ted Baker tent in Brighton and keeping the whole campsite awake, singing at the tops of our voices in west end bars, TV interviews, book launches, film premiers, marathon drinking sessions and crazy weekend parties that Keith Moon would have been proud of! A man who has worked with the cream of fine actors and rock royalty. A man that can instantly lift you out of your gloom and have you in fits of laughter with his life stories, a man with extra ordinary talent actor, presenter, songwriter, composer, compere, musician, non-conformist, life contributor, annoying jingle creator and dog lover. Basically, a man that you want to be your friend. Inside the covers of this book lies the true stories from behind the scenes of the life of this man. Ladies and gentleman, I give you Mr Gary Shail."
Release on 2014-08-05 | by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
Author: Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
Pubpsher: Next Century Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist" is a fun, upbeat memoir about a girl who loves music and life in general. Maryanne paints a vivid picture of being a teenager in the 1970s and young woman in the 1980s -- and how the punk, new wave and rock scene was from a young fan's viewpoint. Life truly comes together for Maryanne once she creates a career for herself reporting on the music she loves, writing for publications such as The Aquarian Arts Weekly, music.com and Punk magazine. Unlike other music memoirs, there is no downward spiral into drugs and addiction. Nor is it a groupie "tell all." "On the Guest List" is simply a compilation of mostly happy memories straight from the pages of Maryanne's diaries -- and of course, her heart.