NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood-along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again. In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, ´´Did you, um, make it?´´ She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (´´Strangers were worried about me; that´s how long I was single!´´), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (´´It´s like I had a fashion-induced blackout´´). In ´´What It Was Like, Part One,´´ Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay ´´What It Was Like, Part Two´´ reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her. Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she´s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (´´If you´re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you´ve already set the bar too high´´), and she´s a card-carrying REI shopper (´´My bungee cords now earn points!´´). Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and-of course-talking as fast as you can.
A New York Times best seller Winner of the GoodReads Choice Awards 2017 for Humour In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again. In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits ´pause´ for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, ´Did you, um, make it?´ She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (´Strangers were worried about me; that´s how long I was single!´), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (´It´s like I had a fashion-induced blackout´). In ´What It Was Like, Part One´, Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay ´What It Was Like, Part Two´ reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later and what doing so has meant to her. Some more things you will learn about Lauren: she once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres; she´s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (´If you´re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you´ve already set the bar too high´); and she´s a card-carrying REI shopper (´My bungee cords now earn points!´). Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cosy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and - of course - talking as fast a... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001260/bk_twuk_001260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An edgy yet accessible ´´bad bitch´´ guide to life, love, and success from Amber Rose, renowned model, entrepreneur, and pop culture personality. Bad Bitch (n.): a self-respecting, strong female who has everything together. This consists of body, mind, finances, and attitude; a woman who gets her way by any means necessary. Amber Rose didn´t let her early years in the tough neighborhood of South Philly keep her from achieving her star-studded goals. From the sets of music videos to high fashion runways and magazines to life at home with her beautiful son, Amber doesn´t hesitate to command her personal stage with confidence, edge, attitude, and her own form of grace. For the first time, this renowned model, actress, socialite, pop culture maven, and self-proclaimed ´´bad bitch´´ is sharing her secrets on how to lead a powerful life in this edgy yet accessible guide to life, love, and success. With unparalleled candor, ´´Muva´´ pulls back the curtain on her roller coaster of a journey from a young trailblazer to a worldwide phenomenon - and it´s this evolution that has influenced her intoxicating, authoritative outlook on life and love. Filled with expert advice and personal anecdotes, How to Be a Bad Bitch covers finances, career, love, beauty, and fashion while emphasizing confidence, positive self-acceptance, and authenticity. Above all, Amber delivers a message to all women in this fiercely fearless guide: work hard, love yourself, embrace your femininity and sexuality, and, most importantly, chase the best vision of you possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amber Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007261/bk_sans_007261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. You´ll be entertained, inspired, and moved by this anthology of true stories from women around the world. They each share a mini-memoir about their relationships with shelter dogs, police K-9s, dogs rescued from hurricanes and dog fighting, service dogs helping returning veterans, prison inmates who train service dogs, and everyday mutts who transform lives just by providing an exuberant welcome at the end of the day.This book was featured in O Magazine and on Oprah.com as one of top 16 dogs books of 2010.´´The rescuing works both ways again in Allen and Linda Anderson´s collection,´´Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration,as canines who´ve suffered abuse, neglect or misfortune seek and comfort humans who´ve endured the same. (Karen Holt, O Magazine)´´When asked, ´Betty, you never remarried! How can you live alone?´ my answer is simple: my golden retriever, Pontiac, is my saving grace.´´ (Betty White, actress and author)´´Perhaps because my older sister was a collie, I am never more myself than when in the presence of a dog. Kudos to Allen and Linda for sharing the myriad ways dogs bring joy, healing, and gratitude into our lives.´´ (Wendie Malick, actor and advocate)´´These heartwarming stories of dogs and the women who love them solidify the fact that the animal-human bond is so unique and necessary for enhancing one´s life. You´ll find a bit of yourself in each tale.´´ (Vanessa Williams, actress and singer)´´Once again the Andersons have produced an inspiring book for women who love dogs, this time packed with stories and meditations that will make you smile, weep and be moved by scenes from Katrina rescues to the dog that dazzled David Letterman on his Late Night show. If you have a special relationship with your dogs, this b... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeannine Jersey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007821/bk_acx0_007821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hilton posted photos of Demi Moore´s 15-year-old daughter wearing a low-cut top on his Twitter page. Moore and friend Kirstie Alley weren´t amused and slammed the blogger for not taking child pornography laws seriously. In response, Hilton warned the women, ´´Expect a letter from my attorney.´´ The book focuses on the filmography of the two actresses and career of the famous blogger.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.
Academy award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon´s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women ´whiskey in a teacup´. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we´re strong and fiery. Reese´s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea´s fried chicken. It´s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids - not to mention how she talks, dances and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese´s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea´s most delicious recipes as well as her favourite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It´s easy to bring a little bit of Reese´s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there´s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
The Picture of Dorian Gray, written by Oscar Wilde, tells the story of a handsome young man who is befriended by a painter, Basil Hallward, and becomes the inspiration for his work. The young man is also introduced to one of Basil´s friends, the hedonistic aristocrat Lord Henry Wotton, who enthralls Dorian by sharing with him his philosophies and ideals about life, including his belief that youth is the most precious and important thing in the world. When Dorian is given a painting of himself by Basil he is suddenly struck by his own beauty and with the words of Lord Henry still fresh in his ears he wishes that the painting would be the one to grow old while he retained his youth. He falls in love with a young actress, but when her life is tragically cut short he decides to follow Lord Henry´s advice and spends the next several years in pursuit of every sordid pleasure he can find, inspired by a book which was given to him by his older friend. But while he remains young, his portrait, now hidden away from the world, collects the scars of every sin he commits. The book was written in 1891 and was the only novel written by Wilde, it was originally serialized in Lippincott´s Monthly Magazine but was considered morally indecent by the editors who censored several parts without consulting the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McCallion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031837/bk_acx0_031837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An actress turns Hotwife. On the big screen! A group of hackers gain access to a prominent young actress’s cloud account and leaks explicit images of her Online. Lisa Hudson finds herself suddenly thrust into a new limelight basking under the glow of never-ending male attention. The attention intensifies leading up to her week-long tour for a movie shoot. Jared is stunned that his gorgeous wife is managing to handle the violation of her privacy so calmly. At first furious and disgusted at the leak, he finds himself intrigued and curious at his wife’s willingness to entertain the spotlight. The couple’s thoughts and desires cross paths as Lisa butt-dials her husband while engaging in a naughty extramarital affair. Jared and Lisa confess their innermost secret desires with each other, sharing a rare golden moment as they learn of each other’s hotwife fantasy. And so when the married woman is due on her week-long movie tour to play an intimate scene with the actor... the couple finds their relationship taking a path they never thought they would take… A sizzling hot 32,000 word romance novella featuring an actress finding her naughty pictures leaked Online, a husband curious about his addiction to other men fantasizing over his wife, and a couple who suddenly find their hotwife fantasies stepped up several notches as a wife explores her fantasy on the big screen with the lead actor. Sign up to Karly’s mailing list to get the free epilogue to The Hotwife Adventure! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Harder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116269/bk_acx0_116269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When you pick up a memoir - particularly a celebrity memoir - part of the inherent appeal is that you can safely be a voyeur at arm´s reach. But when that celebrity memoir falls short on sharing names and intimate details, well, that’s not a great listen. Because if you just wanted to hear how swell everybody is and how perfect a celebrity’s life is, you could just tune in to Ellen. So, in this interview, when I tell you that actress Charlotte Stewart´s autobiography delivers on both boldface names and remarkably personal details, trust me, I’m underselling her book. Like who? Well, she had a long getaway weekend with singer Jim Morrison of The Doors shortly before his fateful final trip to Paris. She was married to actor Tim Considine, one of the sons in the CBS hit comedy My Three Sons - although that didn’t keep her from leading a wild life of sex and drugs of which her husband knew nothing. One of the few men she turned down was her boss for four years as she played the reserved schoolmarm Miss Beadle on Little House on the Prairie. The boss’s name? Pa Ingalls himself, Michael Landon. A few more names in her life’s story: Elvis Presley. Kevin Bacon. Kyle McLachlan. Neil Young. Joni Mitchell. Jimmy Stewart. Oh, and she inspired a scene in Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities. She also co-starred in David Lynch´s breakthrough cult film Eraserhead as Mary X. And while she and the director never got together off the set, she did live on and off through the years with Eraserhead himself, Jack Nance. (And Lynch gave her the recurring role of Betsy Briggs on his legendary TV show Twin Peaks, a role she returned to in the show´s third season in early 2017 on Showtime.) During today’s conversation, Charlotte will also read a short passage from Little House in the Hollywood Hills, which she co-wrote with Andy Demsky. Her book will blow your mind. Promise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Andelman, Charlotte Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/001371/bk_bigh_001371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´An inspiring story that manages to be painful, honest, shocking, bawdy and hilarious.´´ -The New York Times Book Review From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself. Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. If she could do that, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn´t beat her up, and she might even get a boyfriend. Or at least she could make enough money-as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman-to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend. None of that worked (and she´s still single), but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy. Tiffany can´t avoid being funny-it´s just who she is, whether she´s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person´s mind-set. Finally poised to become a household name, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, sharing, and using her pain to heal others. By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is-humble, grateful, down-to-earth, and funny as hell. And now, she´s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter.