Author: Del Shores
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Comedy / 6m, 6f Winner 14 DramaLogue awards including Best Production A black comedy about white trash The author of Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?) brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. " This play by] the master of Texas Comedy ... is maybe funnier than Daddy's Dyin'. His colorful eccentrics are dead on, teetering on a Bowie knife's edge between the hilarious improbable and the achingly real." -L.A. Times "Run, don't walk to Del Shores new play " -DramaLogue "Pick of the Week." -L.A. Weekly
Author: Steve Clark
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
In this extraordinary and bold book, S.H. Clark explores and constructs a history of poetic misogyny. For the first time, a wide range of English poetry by men is examined for evidence of the articulation of heterosexual masculine desires. But Clark goes beyond a straightforward oppositional model of reading the male canon, to ask how we read this work 'after feminism', and whether it is possible to value these texts as misogynist texts in the light of feminist theory? Sordid Images is a challenging, controversial book. It will excite and unsettle its readers, and inspire many to look again at some of the cornerstone works of English literature.
Author: Thomas Fensch
Release Date: 2015-05-27
This book traces brutality, corruption and oppression in major police departments throughout the United States: from the Rodney King beating, caught on videotape in Los Angeles in 1991; corruption in the Albuquerque Police Department; a 62-police vehicle chase in Cleveland which resulted in the deaths of two unarmed suspects; the chokehold death of Eric Harris in Staten Island; the death of Michael Harris in Ferguson, Missouri, and police and civic corruption in Ferguson; the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, the death of Freddie Grey in Baltimore and others. It is a savage indictment of the worst policing practices in the United States. The book contains two complete U.S. Department of Justice investigations: police corruption in Albuquerque, New Mexico and police department and city government corruption in Ferguson, Missouri. The book also lists the multi-millions of dollars paid out in wrongful-death lawsuits in recent years in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland and Philadelphia; public funds which could have been far better spent on civic improvements: schools, parks, infrastructure projects, social programs and the like. This book is truly a horrific indictment of police misconduct throughout the United States. It is a companion book to "At the Dangerous Edge of Social Justice: Race, Violence and Death in America," by the same author, published in 2013. It is also available as an e-book.
For nearly two decades, computer-based Bulletin Board Systems were the primary method of communication between computer users. As suddenly as they gained popularity, they were made obsolete by the next big thing - a newfangled system called the Internet.Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie takes its readers on an exciting journey through the BBS era. Through the author's personal tales and adventures, readers will discover more about these amazing times and what it was like to grow up online. With tales of copyfests, BBS parties and random acts of online debauchery, those who were there will find themselves reminiscing, while those who weren't will enjoy learning about life ""before the 'net.""You know, back when we used to modem uphill, both ways in the snow.
Author: Quentin Parker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-12-18
Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much of the city's mystique you can miss while you're pulling slots until dawn. From getting comped at a casino every time to finding the best stripper to teach you how to pole dance, you'll learn all of the hidden magic that permeates this incredible city in this tell-all handbook. You'll also get an insider's take on: How to get invited to the Fetish and Fantasy Ball Why you shouldn't drink the water in Vegas Where to have a $5,000 lunch Where to find the world's biggest topless pool Who's been blacklisted by the Gaming Control Board Organized according to the seven deadly sins, the hidden gems in this book are your key to uncovering the dirty secrets of Sin City!
A collection of entertaining and cautionary tales of political missteps in American history, from the birth of the nation through the present day. Just in time for the presidential election of 2016 comes Political Suicide, a history of the best and most interesting missteps, peccadilloes, bad calls, back room hijinks, sordid pasts, rotten breaks, and just plain dumb mistakes in the annals of American politics. They have tweeted their private parts to women they're trying to impress. They have gotten caught on tape doing and saying things they really shouldn't have. They have denied knowing about the underhanded doings of underlings — only to have a paper trail lead straight back to them. Nowadays, it seems like half of what we hear about politicians isn't about laws or governing, but is instead coverage focused on shenanigans, questionable morals, and scandals too numerous to count. And while we shake our heads in disbelief, we still can't resist poring over the details of these notorious incidents. In Political Suicide, the foibles of our politicians are brought from the tabloid pages to this entertaining — and cautionary — tale of American history.
It’s not just a story about a vagina – that’s far too simplistic a summation. It’s about a girl trying to find her way through life, love, adventures, addictions, and whatever else the world could find to throw at her while trying (sometimes poorly) to keep her sanity. This book is not for the faint of heart. There are no apologies in its brutal honesty and explicit content. In Ron White’s brotherly devotion, he writes, “I’ve always said that most people don’t know the truth until they’ve heard it. Shea is the truth... her truth is not candy-coated and un-candy coated truth is ******* hilarious.”
Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life. For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: “I'm not on Facebook” is the new “I don't even own a TV”) that now has more than four million followers. Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.” The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (“the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers”), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: M. A. Rhodes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Scandal rocks a quiet Southern city. A prominent society family is torn apart. It's the story of the century, from the city's most exclusive west-side subdivisions to the poverty-riddled neighborhoods east of downtown. In probing the roots of a complex, intertwining set of adulterous relationships, this novel delves into the nature of love and friendship and the responsibilities of the privileged classes toward the less fortunate.
What do the rich and famous really get up to behind closed doors? When does sexual passion become sordid perversion? Who are history's most shocking deviants and what are their sex secrets? The pages of this book reveal 45 shocking, scandalous--and often disturbing--stories of promiscuity and sexual perversion throughout the ages. Uncovered here are the orgies of Cleopatra and the incest of the Romans; the darkest fantasies of Michelangelo and the gross indecencies of the Marquis de Sade; as well as the insatiable desires of Rasputin, the degrading fetishes of Adolf Hitler, the unashamed exhibitionism of Tallulah Bankhead and the dirty thrills of Elvis Presley. Sordid Sex Lives offers an insight into the shocking practices in which so many famous men and women have participated in. What motivates these sexual desires? Were they ever considered "normal?" And what happened to those whose filthy secrets were found out? Bursting with real-life accounts, this is the most explicit and shocking account of the sex lives of history's most notorious characters.
The incredible "glowing" history of the "Devil's element "phosphorus Discovered by alchemists, prescribed by apothecaries, exploited by ninth-century industrialists, and abused by twentieth-century combatants, the chemical element phosphorus has fascinated us for more than three centuries. It may even be the cause of will-o'-the wisps and spontaneous human combustion! Now John Emsley has written an enthralling account of this eerily luminescent element. Shining with wonderful nuggets-from murders-by-phosphorus to a match factory strike; from the firebombing of Hamburg to the deadly compounds derived from phosphorus today-The 13th Element weaves together a rich tableau of brilliant and oddball characters, social upheavals, and bizarre events.
Author: John Gordon Swift MacNeill
Publisher: Palala Press
Release Date: 2015-08-31
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