Outline of My Lover
Douglas A. Martin - 2000
In the sleepy town of Athens, Georgia, a young man goes off to a college miseducation and is drawn into a world of rich vicarious living. The unspoken relationship between this adolescent and his luminous rock star boyfriend fast becomes the marking tale of world tours and plush continental hotel rooms. However, the relationship falters under celebrity's harsh, shape-shifting light. Real life fills in the outline of the boy's expectations.
The Family Heart: A Memoir Of When Our Son Came Out
Robb Forman Dew - 1994
American Book Award winner Robb Forman Dew, known for her breathtaking ability to depict family love in all its ambiguity and pain, reaches deep into her own heart to write the story of finding out her son is gay.
America's Boy: A Memoir
Wade Rouse - 2006
Wade didn’t quite fit in. While schoolmates had crewcuts and wore Wrangler jeans, Wade styled his hair in imitation of Robbie Benson circa Ice Castles and shopped in the Sears husky section. Wade’s father insisted on calling everyone “honey”—even male gas station attendants. His mother punctuated her conversations with “WHAT?!” and constantly answered herself as though she was being cross-examined. He goes to school with a pack of kids called goat ropers who make the boys from Deliverance look like honor students. And he both loved and hated his perfect older brother. While other families traveled to Florida and Hawaii for vacation, Wade’s family packed their clothes in garbage bags and drove to their log cabin on Sugar Creek in the Missouri Ozarks. And it is here that Wade found refuge from his everyday struggle to fit in—until a sudden, terrible accident on the Fourth of July took his brother’s life and changed everything. Equally nostalgic, poignant, funny, and compelling, this is a story of what it is to be normal, what it means to fit in, and what it means to be yourself.
Hornito: My Lie Life
Mike Albo - 2000
From a typical suburban childhood to his perpetual search for true love, Albo evokes a poignant, nostalgic past and a vibrant, energetic present. By turns vulnerable and jaded, flamboyant and obsessive, Hornito is full of subversive humor and outrageous irony.
Rujuta Diwekar - 2018
Rujuta Diwekar—India’s top health expert, and advisor to celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, amongst others—demystifies strength training, and explains how you can make the most of your visit to the gym. This ebook, an educative extract from her bestselling book Don’t Lose Out, Work Out!, has sample training plans to set aside the doubts and get moving.
Serious Pleasures: the Life of Stephen Tennant
Philip Hoare - 1990
Out of Tennant's bizarre and outrageously eccentric life, Hoare has created a superb biography that reflects an age of intellect, indolence, narcissism, and pure style. 32 pages of photographs; 22 drawings.
Bullets in the Washing Machine
Melissa Littles - 2011
Bullets in the Washing Machine, her first release, is a compilation of short stories and poems, focusing on seeing the positives through the daily struggles of living a life in Law Enforcement. Melissa hopes to not only bring encouragement to those in law enforcement but to bring awareness to the general public of the daily sacrifices and misconceptions related to law enforcement officers. Melissa Littles is married to Officer Bervis Littles of the Edmond Police Department, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Officer Littles is a Hostage Negotiator, Suicide Prevention Officer and a School Resource Officer.
Shattered Love: A Memoir
Richard Chamberlain - 2003
James Kildare, Richard Chamberlain took on the role of Hamlet on the English stage. The play contained a lesson the actor has remembered throughout his life: "To thine own self be true." But for Chamberlain these were not always easy words to live by. Even as he won the adoration of millions of fans, this handsome, charming, debonair leading man seriously questioned his own self–worth, living a life haunted by personal insecurity despite decades of immense popular success in memorable roles in Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds, Shogun, and other television dramas. Finally, with the help of friends and guidance from spiritual teachers, including Krishnamurti, Chamberlain began the sometimes painful but deeply rewarding process of reconciling his deepest self with his public persona. Now, in Shattered Love, he poignantly recounts his lifelong struggle to find happiness. Tracing a fascinating path through his meteoric rise to success, he chronicles his struggle to come to terms with his own imperfections, his growing desire to be honest about his sexual orientation, and his yearning to live with an open heart. And along the way he imparts the lessons he has learned about overcoming our own self–imposed obstacles to happiness: the importance of listening to our own instincts instead of listening only to others, not demanding the impossible of ourselves, and allowing ourselves to explore negative feelings in order to move forward.
Newborn 101: Secrets from Expert Nurses on Preparing and Caring for Your Baby at Home
Carole Kramer Arsenault - 2017
From the first trimester to the "fourth" (baby's crucial first three months), Arsenault and her team of professional nurses have seen it all. Now, they share their expert advice on:Preparing your home, including safety tips and must-have suppliesEasing through labor, whether at home or in a hospitalBreastfeeding how-tos, flexible feeding schedules, and common concernsBaby's essential first days and weeks, and the milestones in betweenWelcoming multiples and caring for preterm babiesTechniques for soothing baby to sleepPostpartum self-care and getting back to your routine
The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and Crimes
Christopher Bram - 2000
August features Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, alias Dr. August, an improvisational pianist who believes his music is sometimes inspired by the spirit world.He is in love with Isaac Kemp, an ex-slave who only sporadically returns his affections and who himself successfully woos Alice Pangborn, a rather prim white governess. The three, locked in a strange and often painful love triangle, travel the world-until a horrible tragedy forces them all to examine the choices they have made and shakes up their relationships in ways none of them could have predicted.Rich in historical detail and musical knowledge, The Notorious Dr. August is a brilliantly written exploration of race, class, spirituality, and sexuality - and of what it really means to love another.-
Shailendra Singh - 2013
Told with sparkling, flavourful and in-your-face humour, this book will advise you on how to:Find yourself (Because youre probably lost. Admit it.)Follow your heart (Because if you dont then youll die unhappy,you stupid f?@ker.)Achieve your goals (You know you want to.)Live life like you give a f?@k (Because....why not?)Candid and thoughtful, F?@k Knows will show you how to really live life on your own terms, to do what you want to do and not what you have to do just because your father said so!
Happiness Hacks: 100% Scientific! Curiously Effective!
Alex Palmer - 2018
. . in love . . . in life? You may not need a total overhaul—just a few good Happiness Hacks! Here are hundreds of shortcuts to brighten your day and boost your mood—and the science behind how they work. Discover why . . .57°F (13.9°C) is the happiest temperatureSelfies give you a jolt of joyRenters have a surprising edge over homeowners17-minute breaks are the most productiveIntimacy is better than sexIt’s more satisfying to work a full 40-hour weekDate night is the key to a happy marriageJust 10 minutes of exercise can cheer you up!Whether you’re seeking better health, stronger friendships, or that elusive “happy place,” these stunningly simple tips are proven to help. You can hack your way to happiness!
Deliberate Receiving: Finally, the Universe Makes Some Freakin’ Sense!
Melody Fletcher - 2015
This book guides you through a step-by-step approach to figuring out what you truly want, why you don't have it yet and exactly what you need to do to get it. It will leave you with a whole new understanding of universal mechanics, and empowered to deliberately receive more abundance, fun and passion in your life.