Hiding My Candy

Author: The lady Chablis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671520954
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The personal story of the famous drag queen from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" describes an abuse-marked childhood, character development, rise to stardom, and secrets of survival

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Author: John Berendt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307538370
Size: 56.56 MB
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Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print. * All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nancy Hillis The Vamp Of Savannah

Author: Nancy Lee Hillis
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460279700
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Filled with intrigue and juicy stories, The Vamp of Savannah tells the story of one of Savannah's most colorful characters, Ms. Nancy Hillis. Now with ALS, Miss Hillis is telling the real story of Mandy Nichols, her character in the best selling book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. From her partnership with the piano playing, loving scoundrel Joe Odom in Sweet Georgia Browns, the hot jazz club in Savannah, Georgia; to her escapades with Minerva, the Voodoo Priestess; to her reign as a national beauty queen; and her heartbreaking dealings with the molestation of her son; Nancy tells it all--the good and not so good. You will laugh, cry and be amazed to read the story of this remarkable woman whose motto is "never, never, never give up."

Obituaries In The Performing Arts 2016

Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670315
Size: 33.27 MB
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The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2016, among them pop icons David Bowie and Prince, country music legend Merle Haggard, actors Gene Wilder and George Kennedy and Alan Rickman, novelist Harper Lee, television producer Gary Marshall and playwright Edward Albee. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2016 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future volumes.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252017780
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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

Remembered Childhoods

Author: Jeffrey E. Long
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591581741
Size: 54.18 MB
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Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.

Ruth S Journey

Author: Donald McCaig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451643535
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Authorized by the Margaret Mitchell Estate, the first-ever prequel to one of the best-selling novels of all time, Gone With the Wind, recounts the life of Mammy, one of literature's greatest supporting characters, from her days as a slave girl to the outbreak of the Civil War. By the best-selling author of Rhett Butler's People. 250,000 first printing.

A History Of Popular Culture

Author: Raymond F. Betts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415674360
Size: 35.52 MB
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This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world since the end of World War Two: instantaneous communications, widespread consumption in a market-based economy and the visualization of reality. Betts considers the dominance of American entertainment media and habits of consumption, assessing adaptation and negative reactions to this influence. The author surveys a wide range of topics, including: the emergence and conditions of modern popular culture the effects of global conflict the phenomenon and effects of urbanization the changing demography of the political arena and the work place the development of contemporary music culture film, television and visual experience the growth of sport as a commercial enterprise. Now updated, by Lyz Bly, to include major developments such as blogs and social networks, YouTube.com, and enhanced technologies such as the iPhone, iPod, and iPad as well as the way in which the internet has reshaped the ways we consume media. The book provides an engaging introduction to this pervasive and ever-changing subject.

The Last Angry White Man

Author: Adrian Trehorse
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595183514
Size: 66.29 MB
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In an idiosyncratic hybrid of diary and diatribe, the author lambastes many of the cultural icons of the 1990s. Meanwhile, he stumbles toward his own conclusions about sex, art, religion & mortality. There is something to offend everyone in this collection by a writer that Saul Bellow did not call a "disturbing new, if middle-aged, voice."

Better Dads Stronger Sons

Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441200167
Size: 42.47 MB
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The relationship between a father and a son is like none other. Dads have a God-given role to protect and provide for their families, always striving to teach their sons the life skills they'll need to grow into honorable men. But many dads struggle with feelings of inadequacy regarding their fathering abilities. They want to be better dads. Rick Johnson can show them how. In this insightful and practical book, Johnson shows how fathers can be equipped and inspired to be positive role models for their sons. He stresses the significance of male bonding, discipline, and spiritual leadership; discusses important topics such as sexual purity, respect, and self-discipline; and reveals the top ten mistakes to avoid as a father. From commitment and courage to honesty and humility, Better Dads, Stronger Sons helps men strive to be the dads God designed them to be--so their sons can grow to be everything they are meant to be.