The Actor And The Housewife

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608192555
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This magical story explores what could happen when one woman's not-so-secret celebrity crush walks right into real life and changes everything.

Midnight In Austenland

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408840162
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Charlotte Kinder is in need of true escape when she heads from Ohio to Pembrook Park, a Jane Austen-themed retreat in the British countryside. But as it turns out, this vacation is no time to relax. Hearts are racing and stomachs fluttering in a tangle of intrigues - real and pretend, sinister and romantic - increasingly tough to sort out. It's midnight in Austenland, and Charlotte is about to prove herself a heroine worthy of Austen herself.

Tales Of A Hollywood Housewife

Author: Betty Marvin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462047009
Size: 64.91 MB
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At sixteen, Betty runs away from the small river town she's always known, to live in Los Angeles with her father, an outrageous used car salesman and avid gambler. It is the first journey in what will be a remarkable life among remarkable people: Betty's first job out of college is as Joan Crawford's nanny, caring for the Crawford children at the height of the star's career. Hollywood is about to play an even larger role in Betty's life when she meets a young ambitious actor named Lee Marvin. After a whirlwind courtship and a trip to Las Vegas, Betty and Lee are married. In this unique memoir, both hilarious and touching, we follow Betty as she creates a family with Lee, and is by his side as he works with Marlon Brando, John Wayne and a host of other stars. She is the penultimate hostess and Hollywood Housewife. Nobody knew what was really going on at home - until, unable to take Lee's womanizing, drinking and abuse, Betty leaves him and strikes out on her own. What follows are adventures that could only be Betty Marvin's; from the building of her career as an artist. To a love affair with an Italian King, to dire straits as investment con artists leave Betty suddenly homeless. After years of the Hollywood life, Betty is left with only her car, her dog and her typewriter. Forced to employ all of her skills to survive, she comes out on top. This is the story of a woman who finds the real riches that come with learning the value of a joyful life.

Princess Academy Palace Of Stone

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619632578
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Miri returns to Asland and calls upon all of her knowledge of rhetoric and other useful lessons learned at the Princess Academy when she and the other girls face strong opposition while working for a new, fair charter.

American Housewife

Author: Helen Ellis
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 038554104X
Size: 11.46 MB
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A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

This Book Has Balls

Author: Michael Rapaport
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501160338
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Michael Rapaport, actor, Top 50 podcaster, award-winning film maker, and sports fanatic, is here to set the world straight on the greatest and downright worst athletes, players, teams, and jerseys—while refusing to mention statistics, analytics, or anything else that isn’t pure hustle. In 1979, nine-year-old Michael Rapaport decided he was going to do whatever it took to be a pro baller. He practiced and practiced, but by the time he was fifteen, he realized there was no place for a slow, white Jewish kid in the NBA. So he found another way to channel his obsession with sports: talking trash. In This Book Has Balls, Rapaport uses his signature smack-talk style and in-your-face humor to discuss everything from why LeBron will never be like Mike, that Tiger needs the ladies to get his golf game back, and how he once thought Mary Lou Retton was his true love. And, of course, why next year will be the year the New York Knicks win the championship. This book is a series of rants—some controversial, some affectionate, but all incredibly hilarious.

Austenland

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408840103
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Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own? In this addictive, charming and compassionate story, Shannon Hale brings out the Jane Austen obsessive in all of us.

Rebel

Author: Nick Nolte
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062219596
Size: 70.75 MB
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The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated and vilified in the media; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his drug and alcohol issues, including a drug-fueled trip down a “long road of nothingness” that ended in arrest. Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice. Already 35 when his performance in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man launched him to stardom, Nolte never learned to play by Hollywood’s rules. A rebel who defies expectations, an obsessive method actor who will go to extremes for a role (he lived among the homeless to prepare for Down and Out in Beverly Hills), Nolte is motivated more by edgier, more personal projects than by box office success. Today he is clean yet still driven, juggling a number of upcoming works and raising his young daughter. A man who refuses to hide his mistakes, Nolte now delivers his most revealing performance yet. His revealing memoir, filled with sixteen pages of color photos, offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the loves, and the life.

Rapunzel S Revenge

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 159990893X
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Rapunzel escapes her tower-prison all on her own, only to discover a world beyond what she'd ever known before. Determined to rescue her real mother and to seek revenge on her kidnapper would-be mother, Rapunzel and her very long braids team up with Jack (of Beanstalk fame) and together they perform daring deeds and rescues all over the western landscape, eventually winning the justice they so well deserve.

Drinking And Tweeting

Author: Brandi Glanville
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476707626
Size: 23.50 MB
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She's known for her rivalries on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, her dramatic divorce, her flawless physique--and her inability to keep her mouth shut. And now, Brandi Glanville is ready to tell all in her hilarious, no-holds barred memoir. Fans have been waiting for Brandi's scoop on one of the biggest divorces of the decade since Brandi's husband of seven years abandoned her and their two sons in 2009 to marry country singer, LeAnn Rimes. Now, not only will fans get Brandi's side of the split, they'll also get the full story of the lovable housewife's wild ride from the ghetto to Hollywood's most elite circles. For the first time, Brandi will share how she escaped a rough childhood on the outskirts of Sacramento with a drug-dealer father and stumbled into a successful modeling career that swept her into a world of Italian fashion shows, private jets, and plastic surgery. Before she knew it, Brandi was the perfect Hollywood trophy wife--at least until her marriage exploded. Today, Brandi is a recent divorcee, mother of two and the newest member of Bravo's juggernaut franchise The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Known for being the refreshingly filter-free housewife and unapologetic mom, she refuses to be the scorned ex-wife, to be bullied, to keep her mouth shut, and, on occasion, to wear a bra.