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What do you do after you walk the Amazon? Ed Stafford--adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River--likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that would top the extraordinary feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. His mission: to survive for sixty days equipped with nothing--no food, water, or even clothing--except the video cameras he would use to document his time. Detailing Stafford's jaw-dropping sojourn on the island of Olourua, Naked and Marooned is a tale of unparalleled adventure and of one man's will to push himself to the outer limits--and survive.
The craft beer movement has swept the country with more people brewing their own beer than ever before. Take DIY brewing to the next level with helpful hints on homegrown ingredients, recipes for tinctures, syrups and preserves that will provide unique additions to brews. Packed full of seasonal recipes that pair perfectly with, or use, the beer brewed in each chapter. It also features tips, tricks and shortcuts for making great craft beer that will appeal to the novice and experienced brewer alike.
THE PROMISE OF DISGRESSION AND PAMPERING-and a long-overdue reconciliation with her mother-draws Caroline Blessing, the young wife of a newly elected congressman, to the fancy Phoenix Spa. But after her first night in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Caroline wakes to find the rich-and-famous guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa's flamboyant and ambitious owner has been murdered. As the secrets come out-and the body count rises-can Caroline keep herself from becoming the next victim? In the tradition of such collaborative classics as Naked Came the Manatee and The Floating Admiral, each chapter in this serial novel is written by one of today's most talented mystery novelists.
Mystery where 13 Florida authors each contribute a chapter. The chapters in this book were originally serialized in The Miami Herald Tropic.
With the mission to "lay naked before the world the true meaning of chocolate," David Wolfe and Shazzie present a spirited and unconventional history, materia medica, and recipe book for the world's most pleasurable food: chocolate. This book describes the wonders of cacao-where it comes from, how it is processed, its three varieties, and its origins and role in pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas. It explains the scientific properties and health benefits of chocolate, and elaborates how you will lose weight, soothe your heart, double your joy, increase your sensuality, nourish your intellect, and attract prosperity by eating it!In contrast to most books about chocolate, this one focuses on the raw cacao bean, or "naked" chocolate. Of course, this chocolate manual wouldn't be complete without a step-by-step guide on what to do with the cacao beans, and over sixty original and mouthwatering chocolate recipes guaranteed to enhance your life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Surprise Of Her LifeSophisticated. Scandalous. In fact, Miss Sarah Hamilton, a proper Philadelphian, finds London society altogether shocking. How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent slumber to find herself in bed next to a handsome--and exceedingly naked--man? The laughing onlookers standing in the doorway are no help whatsoever and surely this amorous lunatic cannot be a duke, as he claims. She is compromised--though she most certainly will not marry him The Sweetest Moment Of HisJames, the Duke of Alford, is enchanted by his unexpected bedmate--and not at all afraid of her pink-cheeked fury. True, the circumstances and place of their meeting are most unusual, but the spirited American who's pummeling him with a pillow is an incomparable beauty. If Sarah will only listen to his perfectly reasonable explanation, James is sure that he can capture her heart. . . forever.
Naked Economics makes up for all of those Econ 101 lectures you slept through (or avoided) in college, demystifying key concepts, laying bare the truths behind the numbers, and answering those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask.
"Tawada's slender accounts of alienation achieve a remarkable potency."--Michael Porter, The New York Times A precocious Vietnamese high school student -- known as the pupil with "the iron blouse"--in Ho Chi Minh City is invited to an International Youth Conference in East Berlin. But, in East Berlin, as she is preparing to present her paper in Russian on "Vietnam as a Victim of American Imperialism," she is abruptly kidnapped and taken to a small town in West Germany. After a strange spell of domestic-sexual boredom with her lover-abductor--and though "the Berlin Wall was said to be more difficult to break through than the Great Wall of China" -- she escapes on a train to Moscow . . . but mistakenly arrives in Paris. Alone, broke, and in a completely foreign land, Anh (her false name) loses herself in the films of Catherine Deneuve as her real adventures begin. Dreamy, meditative, and filled with the gritty everyday perils of a person living somewhere without papers (at one point Anh is subjected to some vampire-like skin experiments), The Naked Eye is a novel that is as surprising as it is delightful--each of the thirteen chapters titled after and framed by one of Deneuve's films. "As far as I was concerned," the narrator says while watching Deneuve on the screen, "the only woman in the world was you, and so I did not exist." By the time 1989 comes along and the Iron Curtain falls, story and viewer have morphed into the dislocating beauty of both dancer and dance.
Judd Stevens is a psychoanalyst faced with the most critical case of his life. If he does not penetrate the mind of a murderer he will find himself arrested for murder or murdered himself... Two people closely involved with Dr. Stevens have already been killed. Is one of the doctor's patients responsible? Someone overwhelmed by his problems? A neurotic driven by compulsion? A madman? Before the murderer strikes again, Judd must strip away the mask of innocence the criminal wears, uncover the inner emotions, fears, and desires, to expose . . .
Naked Fashion invites you to join the movement of consumers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals who are using their purchasing power, talents, and experience to make fashion more sustainable. Anyone with an active interest in fashion and where our clothes come from or looking for a career in fashion and the media will find inspiration and advice on how to make a difference. Designers and creatives from all over the world--including photographers, models, illustrators, actors, and journalists--talk about what they are doing differently to make fashion more sustainable: Emma Watson explains why fair trade fashion is so important to her. Summer Rayne Oakes describes how she took on the model agencies. Vivienne Westwood talks high-fashion without the high stakes for the planet. Inside you will find fair trade and environment, styling and modeling, up-cycling and "slow" fashion, how we can change the high street, an ethical brand directory, and stunning visuals throughout. Safia Minney is founder and CEO of fair trade and sustainable fashion label People Tree. She has turned a lifelong interest in environment, trade, and social justice issues into an award-winning social business. Minney is widely regarded as a leader in the fair trade movement and has been awarded Outstanding Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum and an MBE for her work in fair trade and the fashion industry.
Naked Fitnessis not about working out in the nude. And it's not about being dressed in the best workout attire either. Naked Fitnessis about stripping away all the clutter that stops you from getting your wonderful, beautiful body into the best shape possible. It's about breaking down the barriers and fears that are keeping you from becoming motivated and staying on track. It's about learning how to move your body without pain, align it to its fullest potential, and recognize how the correct alignment impacts your daily health. Naked Fitnessis not just another exercise book. Instead, it uniquely tailors a solution specific to your body and build. InNaked Fitness, you will look in the mirror and find your fountain of youth. Whether you are a couch potato or an agile athlete, you will learn how to look at your body and understand exactly what it needs to be in perfect alignment, and to feel and look your very best. The "Daily Ten" personalized routines are specific to which part of your spine needs alignment to function better. Whether you're looking to lose weight, live healthier, or improve your performance on and o+ the field, youwill find the answers inNaked Fitness. You can then take your routine one step further by completing theNaked Fitnessweb questionnaire and download your personalized exercise routine DVD.
Anticipation. . . When Catherine Michaels tracks down her long lost sister, Gracie, after a desperate search, she's thrilled to find her alive and well. But there's also an unexpected bonus--Gracie's sexy and single friend, Dean. Ecstasy. . . Dean is every woman's fantasy, ruggedly handsome, intense, and as Catherine discovers, a passionately adventurous lover. But his all night appetite has a dark side. For though Catherine longs to give up all control, Dean drives her even further. . . demanding she learn the real art of submission. Surrender. . . Catherine is having the best sex of her life, opening herself to a surprising new realm of pleasure. And Dean unexpectedly starts to feel he's met his match. . . maybe even his soul mate. When they both want more, it gets complicated. Is it game over--or are things just heating up. . . ' Praise for Anne Rainey's So Sensitive"A touch of BDSM complements sizzling-hot sex in this suspenseful winner. " --Romantic Times, 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK" A great voice, nice pace, and most of all, two characters that kept me turning the page. Enjoy!" --The Romance Reviews, 4 Stars"If you are ready to be blissed out by some of the most sensual sex scenes in writing, you need only to pick up this book and start reading. " --Coffee Time Romance, 4 Cups"Supremely sexy and beautifully emotional. . . intensely relevant for today's woman. " --Lucy Monroe
Fast's book on his break with the Communist Party, and a riveting tribute to the importance of justice and beauty over dogma and rigidityThe Naked God is Howard Fast's public repudiation of the Communist Party, of which he was a devoted member for thirteen years until reading about the full scope of atrocities committed by the Soviet Union under Stalin. The bestselling author of Spartacus and Citizen Tom Paine, Howard Fast lent his writing talents and celebrity to the communist cause as a steadfast advocate and public figure. However, he felt increasingly ill at ease with the superior manner Party leaders took with rank-and-file members and with rumors of Soviet anti-Semitism. In his first book after officially leaving the Party in 1956, Howard Fast explores the reasons he joined and his long inner struggle with a political movement in which he never felt he truly belonged. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
As National Public Radio's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reportage, and for her independent take on what she sees. One of only sixteen non-embedded American journalists who stayed in Baghdad's now-legendary Palestine Hotel throughout the American invasion of Iraq, she was at the very center of the storm. Naked in Baghdad gives us the sights, sounds, and smells of our latest war with unparalleled vividness and immediacy. Garrels's narrative starts with several trips she made to Baghdad before the war, beginning in October 2002. At its heart is her evolving relationship with her Iraqi driver/minder, Amer, who becomes her friend and confidant, often serving as her eyes and ears among the populace and taking her where no other reporter was able to penetrate. Amer's own strong reactions and personal dilemma provide a trenchant counterpoint to daily events. The story is also punctuated by e-mail bulletins sent by Garrels's husband, Vint Lawrence, to their friends around the world, giving a private view of the rough-and-tumble, often dangerous life of a foreign correspondent, along with some much-needed comic relief.
Alexander Knight: An ex-Special Forces agent called to undertake one final dangerous mission. . . Cara Prescott: The beautiful, spirited young woman Alex has been hired to protect. Alex's only choice is to kidnap her and hide her on his private exotic island, where holding her captive leads to hot and steamy days, and intense, passionate nights. But can Alex keep Cara from harm, when he has no idea how dangerous the truth really is?
When the mayor is arrested for murder, Ben Kincaid is the only man who can save himWith his winning smile, acting experience, and history as one of the best quarterbacks Oklahoma University has ever seen, Wally Barrett had no trouble becoming Tulsa's first black mayor. But this perfect politician has a dark side, too. One afternoon at an ice cream parlor, a dozen people watch as he nearly hits his wife during an argument about their children. That same night, a neighbor calls the police after hearing screams from inside the mayor's house. The patrolman discovers the first lady and her children murdered, and the mayor nowhere to be found. Barrett is captured after a high-speed chase, insensible and covered in blood. The only person willing to defend him is Ben Kincaid, a struggling defense lawyer with a history of winning impossible cases. But when the national media descends on Tulsa, Kincaid will have to do something he's never done before, and oversee an increasingly wild three-ring circus.
Ask anyone who the biggest name in gay porn is and they'll tell you, "Michael Lucas." Ask what he's like and you'll get the gamut of replies: He's a smart, shrewd businessman who studied law and loves the opera. A witty raconteur who doesn't drink, smoke or do drugs. A loyal son who is close to his family. Bracingly honest. Ruthless. A hot top with a killer body. Sexy. Razor-tongued and iron-fisted. Michael Lucas has been called everything on his climb from rent boy to running the most successful gay porn business in the entire world--but he's never been called boring. Now, in this no-holds-barred biography, Corey Taylor delivers a delicious portrait of gay porn's hottest maverick. From the start, Michael Lucas challenged the stereotype of a porn star. He did not grow up in an abusive family. Instead, he was born and raised in Soviet Russia as Andrei Treyvas to a close-knit family of outspoken, intellectual Russian Jews. The shy, skinny kid grew up to be a handsome man determined to make his mark on the world--and how. From his start as an escort in Europe, to his hustling days in America, making the money he would invest in his own company, Lucas Entertainment, Michael's life is inspiring, provocative, and 100% candid--no filter. NAKED lays bare the fascinating, often surreal life of a sexy, complex man who has set his own standards and played by his own rules. Chock full of outrageous quotes and "you've got to hear this" stories, this is one biography just like its subject: one of a kind. Corey Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Memphis. He has written for U.S. publications (Unzipped, Men, Artisan Northwest) as well as for publications in the UK (reFRESH) and Australia (DNA), covering celebrity features, art, fashion, and politics. Corey lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Wilbur is different from the other naked mole rates in the colony: he wears clothes (and he likes it!). But what will happen when Grand-pah, the oldest, wisest, and most naked mole rat ever, discovers Wilbur's secret? Funnyman and three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems exposes the naked truth about being yourself and wearing it well. Ages 3 and up.
When her father begins a long-distance romance with a zookeeper from Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Frankie sends fabricated e-mails to the zookeeper in an attempt to sabotage the relationship. But when the zookeeper responds, with wise and witty letters about protecting territory, shunning outsiders, and rebuilding a home, Frankie begins an honest and prickly correspondence that touches on family, friendship, and growing up.
Motherhood revealed-by a high-profile celebrity mom, dynamic CEO, and Dancing with the Stars co-host and winner. Brooke Burke knows all too well that when you're raising four children, running a household, tending a relationship, building a multimillion- dollar business and pursuing a television career, there's no room for pretense or posturing. Rejecting the idea that there's some simple step-by-step path to the Perfect Body, the Perfect Relationship, or the Perfect Career, she reveals the truths about motherhood with the sincerity that today's smart, sexy and soulful moms need. Brooke lets readers know what really goes on behind the scenes of a surprisingly ordinary life as a celebrity mom, and how she manages to make it all work (on the good days). Always acknowledging the chaos that is present in any woman's life, Burke offers readers a more calculated approach to life and motherhood: dance through it. It's all about hearing the music, finding your footing, and moving gracefully. From tips about caring for your body, to her own stories about the missteps she's made as a mother, to advice about how to handle the tough emotional challenges moms face, Brooke paints an honest picture of motherhood that all women can relate to, insisting that it's not about being right or wrong, it's about being your authentic, naked self. .
USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie delights again with this perfect confection of romance, intrigue, sexiness and humor. . . An Invitation To SinJosephine Atworthy is shocked by the goings-on at her rich neighbor's house party. Quite shocked. But her demure charm beguiles a mysterious nobleman, who begs a kiss--then another. And in a twinkling, they may be falling head over heels in love. . . Praise for the Novels of Sally MacKenzie"Naked, noble and irresistible!" --Eloisa James"The romance equivalent of chocolate cake. . . every page is an irresistible delight!" --Lisa Kleypas"A perfect night's read. " --RT Book ReviewsOriginally published in Invitation to Sin38,500 Words
Go ahead. Leave your loneliness behind. We all want to matter to someone, but the risks of relationship can seem far too great. It's easier to just keep our distance. We fear embarrassment, misunderstandings, and even rejection, so we silently endure our loneliness. We work on trying to be nice-rather than being real-hoping that others will like us. Or we might simply give in to the path of least resistance-the life of hurry, impatience, and fatigue-which feels familiar and safe. We pay a terrible price to avoid authentic relationships. It's time to stop denying your deepest longing-the desire to be known and loved. The Naked Soulshows you how to know and accept others, and how to be known and accepted by others. You can exchange the familiar but deadly territory of loneliness for the exhilaration of giving and receiving love. You don't have to hide any longer. Break free from loneliness, be the person God created you to be, and start living a life that matters.
Detailing the haunting past of Robert Beck, known to the streets as Iceberg Slim, these essays tackle the idea of hope: the possibility to veer off course in life and then to change for the better.While bringing brutal and difficult-to-swallow tales from the underground, this book exposes the author's inner workings unlike any of Iceberg Slim's other works. His tough exterior evolves into a straight-out, heartfelt confession. As if Iceberg Slim's captivating, rough words weren't enough to evoke the essence of this time in his life--the L.A. underground of the 1960s--each character carries their own baggage, struggle, and influence on Iceberg's vision of the world. These tales serve as a chilling reminder that we are all still inmates of one prison or another, and the time to break free has arrived.ns loud and clear, and ready for vengeance.
A Delicious Mistake One day I'm getting canned from my job as a computer programmer for having wild copy-room sex with a guy I thought was the new game designer. The next, I'm crashing my ex-boss's business lunch in a creative attempt to get my job back, and men are eating sushi off my naked body! That's when I realizea) My ex-boss is hiding corporate secretsb) Hot copy-room guy is an undercover FBI agentc) I would make a kick-ass spy!Then Special Agent Hottie brings out his cuffs, and things get really interesting....
During an action on the third planet from Arcturus, soldier Cal Truent woke up in the hospital with a sixteen-hour hole in his memory. No one knows what it is that Cal has forgotten. It might be something deadly to his fellow soldiers and to Earth.
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