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Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

By Victor Gischler
  • ISBN Code: : 1439105588
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon's Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s. Accompanied by his cowboy sidekick Buffalo Bill, the gorgeous stripper Sheila, and the mountain man Ted, Mortimer journeys to the lost city of Atlanta -- and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity.

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  • Pdf File: in-the-slammer-with-carol-smith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A finely observed and lovingly detailed portrait of a woman attempting to find a community and understand her own troubled history After spending two decades in jails, psych wards, and halfway houses for her peripheral involvement in a radical students’ bombing plot, thirty-six-year-old Carol Smith winds up squatting in a tattered space in Spanish Harlem. She spends the majority of her vagrant days socializing with her homeless neighbors, arguing with a testy social worker, and wandering the streets with Alphonse, a wayward South African wino and self-professed actor. Alphonse proves to be an inspiring force, and soon Carol is weaning herself off antidepressants as the sifting of her memories—mostly of her upbringing by two aunts in Massachusetts—creates a chance for redemption.

Sh-Boom!

By Clay Cole
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  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Book Code : 1600377688
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 897
  • Pdf File: sh-boom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A rip-snorting rock ‘n’ roll memoir from the legendary disc jockey who’s been called “the missing link to the Sixties.” There was a small sliver of time between Bebop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers created rock ‘n’ roll. Clay Cole was one of those teenagers, as the host of his own Saturday night pop music television show. Sh-Boom! is the pop culture chronicle of that exciting time, 1953 to 1968, when teenagers created their own music, from swing bands and pop to rhythm and blues, cover records, a cappella, rockabilly, folk-rock, and girl groups; from the British Invasion to the creation of the American Boy Band. He was the first to introduce Chubby Checker performing “The Twist”; the first to present the Rolling Stones, Tony Orlando, Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, Bobby Vinton, the Rascals, the Ronettes, the Four Seasons, Dion, and dozens more; the first to introduce music video clips, discotheque, go-go girls and young unknown standup comedians Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Fannie Flagg to a teenage television audience. But after fifteen years of fame, Clay walked away from his highly popular Saturday night show at the age of thirty—and remained out of the spotlight for over forty years. Well, he’s missing no longer; he’s back with a remarkable story to tell. Brimming with the gossip, scandal and heartbreak of the upstart billion-dollar music biz, Sh-Boom! is a breezy, behind-the-scenes look at “live” television, mom-and-pop record companies, and a boozy, Mafia-run Manhattan during the early days of rock ‘n’ roll.

Alien Education

By Gini Koch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0756411467
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 468
  • Pdf File: alien-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in the Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews It’s a typical day of bureaucracy and stress for President and First Lady Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, in part because Kitty’s been tapped to represent Earth in the Galactic Council. Kitty feels that’s a bad idea, and she might be right. When her first official TV morning show goes awry, it’s only the quick thinking of the actor determined to make the “Code Name: First Lady” movie a reality that saves the day. It also forces Kitty to work with Hollywood. Meanwhile, the Embassy Daycare kids are all about to enter “real school”—and none of them want to go. They may have grounds to be concerned because many of the other students and their familes seem shady, and everyone seems to have an evil agenda. Dealing with the assimilation of the aliens who have come to Earth, while fending off advances from a variety of Hollywood types, seems like Kitty’s biggest challenge. But then she and Jeff discover that Stephanie Valentino—Jeff’s niece and the true Heir Apparent to the original Mastermind—is back. Can Jeff and Kitty thwart the most insidious attacks yet, while keeping tenuous peace on Earth and goodwill toward all sentient species going? And can they also find time to be part of the most truly terrifying organization they’ve ever encountered—the school’s parent-teacher association?

Michael Elphick

By Kate Elphick,Nigel Denison
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750951648
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 764
  • Pdf File: michael-elphick.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Michael Elphick was a young electrician working at the Chichester Theatre when he was discovered by Laurence Olivier, who arranged for him to join the Central School of Drama. It was here where he met Bruce Robinson, who would later cast him in one of the most popular British films of all time – Withnail and I. Elphick’s illustrious career also included major supporting roles in films such as Quadrophenia, The Elephant Man, Gorky Park and Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills. On television, there was Private Schultz and Boon, which gave his acolyte and friend, Neil Morrissey, his first starring role. One of his characters’ owned houses in Coronation Street whilst another wooed Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders. However, Elphick’s private life was every bit as varied as his acting career. Racked by alcoholism and devastated by the early death of his partner, Julia, Elphick died at the age of 55. And yet, his friends and family will always remember his hugely humorous personality, and everyone he met was left with a ‘Mike Elphick story’...

Schizophrenic Disorders:

By Leighton C. Whitaker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1475721595
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: schizophrenic-disorders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

No diagnosis of mental disorder is more important or more disputable than that of "schizophrenia." The 1982 case of John Hinckley, who shot President Reagan, brought both aspects of this diagnostic dilemma to the forefront of national attention. It became evident to the general public that the experts engaged to study him exhaustively could not agree on whether Hinckley was schizophrenic. General public outrage ensued, as schizophrenia, "the sacred symbol of psychiatry," in the words of Thomas Szasz (1976), emerged as a king of Alice in Wonderland travesty. Schizo phrenia seemed not to be a legitimate diagnostic entity but some sort of facade erected to protect the guilty. In 1973, David Rosenhan had already shown the readers of Science that schizo phrenia was a label that could be given to normal people presenting with a supposed auditory hallucination on even one occasion. In Rosenhan's studies, mental health professionals were outclassed by the regular psychiatric hospital patients, who cor rectly saw the false schizophrenics as imposters while the professional diagnosticians continued to fool themselves.

International Film Musical

By Corey K Creekmur
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 0748654305
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: international-film-musical.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A unique study of the film musical, a global cinema tradition.

Let Me Sleep

By Dumo Kaizer J Oruobu
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546298606
  • Total of Pages : 122
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 179
  • Pdf File: let-me-sleep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sleep—the lookalike of what we are when we take our last and final fall on the canvass, floor, any ground, bed, or wherever and howsoever that happens—is a prized gift and possession of all mankind and womankind and is a routine that everyone goes through when it is not yet time for that fall off the cliff. When it is not there or does not come when it should come, it immediately becomes cause for concern—a serious cause for concern. Therefore, no one disturbs anyone who is sleeping—even the dog who we advise for us to allow to sleep if he is lying down because he could be more deadly dangerous if he were lying down but with his eyes wide open. But unlike death from which there is no return, we come back as many times as we go to sleep to face what we left off at the time that we took off to the unknown, to do better than we did before or as much as we were doing, to do nothing sometimes, and at other times, to go back to sleep again if we do not have the liver to face what we see in our waking consciousness. This is the story I have told here of a heroine and a hero. I hope you like reading it.

The Future Scrolls

By Fern Michaels
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  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 1420127101
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: the-future-scrolls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two strangers unite to save an innocent child—and perhaps the world—in this romantic thriller by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of No Way Out. When Manhattan editor Dani Arnold she impulsively comes to the aid of a lost child, she finds herself plunged into a mystery more dangerous than anything she’s ever read—or anything on the city streets—with an enigmatic stranger who threatens everything she believes in . . . yet fascinates her in a way no other man ever has . . . Dr. Alex Mendenares will do anything to keep his daughter safe. Anything except reveal the secret that has been guarded by his family for centuries. But he never bargained on meeting someone like Dani Arnold, who instantly captures his little girl’s heart—and lights an unexpected spark in his own. Now, against the deadliest odds, Alex must place his trust in a woman he barely knows . . . but would like to know much better . . . Praise for the novels of Fern Michaels “A fun read . . . will keep readers on tenterhooks.” —Booklist on Kentucky Rich “Michaels knows what readers expect from her and she delivers each and every time.” —RT Book Reviews on Perfect Match “Secrets, revenge and personal redemption . . . [a] tale of strong emotions and courage.” —Publishers Weekly on No Safe Secret