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What do you get when you gather a group of savvy Generation X-ers and ask them to speak out? It's not "Dr. Ruth Meets The Joy of Sex" and not "Madonna Does Bondage." It's more "Oscar Wilde Talks Naughty on a Cell Phone." Conversational and candid, this collection of writings range from the hilarious to the lyrical. Whether it's Internet mating, sex and spirituality, ethnic penises, or bad seduction music, these young writers bring intelligence, fun, and a refreshing no nonsense approach to discussing sex, identity, and lust.
Grow a Profitable and Lasting Business on Your Terms If you've started a business, you know that the journey toward success can be both invigorating and confusing, so where can you find advice that is practical and focused but still as playful and passionate as you are? Look no further than this book, which combines solid business expertise with a right-brain perspective that inspires creativity and innovation. Jennifer Lee's fresh, empowering approach emphasizes taking action and continually improving to achieve extraordinary long-term results. Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way offers real-world-tested techniques that can benefit all sorts of businesses, whether you're a sole proprietor running a coaching practice, a crafter looking to license products, a wellness professional with a team of employees, or any creative soul making a meaningful difference with your work. You'll discover how to: * assess your business's unique "ecosystem" * build your brand and attract, engage, and keep ideal customers * develop new income streams that better leverage your time and resources * promote your products and services with authenticity and ease * grow your team (virtual and in-person) and manage staff and vendors * establish infrastructure and procedures to keep operations running smoothly * carve out vital white space to pause, reflect, and celebrate Includes play sheets and color illustrations to inspire action and propel your success
A legendary theatrical curse. . . A rune-engraved blade, a mysterious mirror, and an ancient cauldron. . . And a ritually murdered body laid out in the manner of ancient pagan burials. Kate Stanley, Jennifer Lee Carrell's dauntless Shakespearean scholar- turned-director, made a memorable-and New York Timesbestselling-debut in Interred with Their Bones. Having chased down her mother's killer (and recovering one of Shakespeare's lost plays in the process), Kate's fame as a director with an expertise in "occult Shakespeare" catapults her-and Ben Pearl, her partner in crime- solving-into a new production of Macbeth, showcasing a fabled collection of objects relating both to the play and the historical Scottish king for whom it is named. The Bard's darkest play is famously cursed, its reputation for malevolence so strong that many actors refuse to quote or even name the play aloud. And as rehearsals begin at the foot of Scotland's Dunsinnan Hill, it doesn't take long for the curse to stir. Strange references to the boy actor who first played Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's day-and died in the role-pop up. A trench atop Dunsinnan Hill is found filled with blood, and a severed human thumb turns up among the props. And Kate begins sleepwalking, waking early one morning alone atop the hill, her hands smeared in blood. Kate has no memory of how she got there, but later that day a local woman is found dead on the hill in circumstances that suggest not just ritual murder but ancient pagan sacrifice. With the police more focused on Kate as a suspect than as a possible future victim, she and Ben find themselves in a desperate race to discover a lost version of Macbeth, said to contain rituals of witchcraft aimed at conjuring demonic forces to gain forbidden knowledge. However much Kate would like to dismiss such rituals as superstition, someone else appears willing to kill for them-and for the manuscript said to spell them out.
"Paris is a moveable feast," Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, and in this captivating anthology, American writers share their pleasures, obsessions, and quibbles with the great city and its denizens. Mark Twain celebrates the unbridled energy of the Can-Can. Sylvia Beach recalls the excitement of opening Shakespeare & Company on the Rue Dupuytren. David Sedaris praises Parisians for keeping quiet at the movies. These are just a few of the writers assembled here, and each selection is as surprising and rewarding as the next. Including essays, book excerpts, letters, articles, and journal entries, this seductive collection captures the long and passionate relationship Americans have had with Paris. Accompanied by an illuminating introduction,Paris in Mindis sure to be a fascinating voyage for literary travelers. Jennifer Allen * Deborah Baldwin * James Baldwin * Dave Barry * Sylvia Beach * Saul Bellow * Bricktop * Art Buchwald * T. S. Eliot * M. F. K. Fisher * Janet Flanner * Benjamin Franklin * Ernest Hemingway *Langston Hughes * Thomas Jefferson * Stanley Karnow * Patric Kuh * A. J. Liebling * Anaïs Nin * Grant Rosenberg * David Sedaris * Irwin Shaw *Gertrude Stein * Mark Twain * Edith Wharton * E. B. White From the Trade Paperback edition.
Millions of artists, entrepreneurs, crafters, and solopreneurs dream of making a living doing what they love. But turning their vision into a viable business plan can feel like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Jennifer Lee knows what it's like to make the entrepreneurial leap -- and how to do it successfully. The key is showing creative types how to use -- rather than stifle -- the imagination and intuition that make them creative in the first place. Lee's illustrated, colorful worksheets and step-by-step instructions are playful yet practical, enabling readers to get down to the essential business of defining their vision and nailing down plans for funding, marketing, networking, and long-term strategy. Both budding and seasoned business owners will benefit from Lee's wonderfully original approach. Discover how to: * Develop a financial plan with fun and flair * Select your circle of support to get the work done * Clarify your business values and goals * Paint a picture of your business landscape * Understand your competition and what makes you stand out from the crowd * Identify your perfect customers and create a marketing plan to reach them * Map out concrete action steps to bring your Right-Brain Business Plan to life
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