Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571314147

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, breakfast cereal, serial killers, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of which there is none). Sex, Drugs and Coca Puffs is ostensibly about movies, sport, television, music, books, video games and kittens, but really it's about us. All of us.

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

A Low Culture Manifesto

Author: Ryan Skeat

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458972901

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Fargo Rock City

eine Heavy-metal-Odysee in Nörth Daköta

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783927638389

Category: Heavy metal (Music)

Page: 284

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Nachteulen

Roman

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596183340

Category:

Page: 341

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Racial Indigestion

Eating Bodies in the 19th Century

Author: Kyla Wazana Tompkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814770029

Category: History

Page: 275

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General Series Editors: Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley Originally published between 1961 and 1984, and now available in paperback for the first time, the critically acclaimed Collected Writings of Walt Whitman captures every facet of one of America's most important poets. Daybooks and Notebooks is an invaluable source for reference on Whitman's daily activities. This sixteen-year record supplements the biographical information provided in the six volumes of Whitman’s Correspondence, functioning as an account book, diary, journal, commonplace book, and notebook all in one. When Whitman began to keep them, the Daybooks were a personal record of predominantly business matters. As William White wrote in the introduction, “He was not only the author but the publisher of his works: he was likewise his own business manager, ship, and promoter. Whatever records he kept, of his sales and distribution, of printing and binding figures, of poetry and prose he sent to newspapers and magazines . . . he entered on the right-hand pages.” Volume I thus offers a rare look at Whitman as a businessman, tending as much to practical matters as to art.

Cultures of Fetishism

Author: L. Kaplan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230601200

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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In her latest book, Dr. Louise Kaplan, author of the groundbreaking Female Perversions , explores the fetishism strategy, a psychological defense that aims to tame, subdue, and if necessary, murder human vitalities. Through an exploration of such cultural phenomena as footbinding, reality television, and the construction of robots, Kaplan demonstrates how, in a technology-driven world, an understanding of the fetishism strategy can help to preserve the human dialogue that is the basis of all human relationships. Kaplan writes from the heart as well as from the intellect.

Billy Joel

The Definitive Biography

Author: Fred Schruers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0804140200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties. He also explores Joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in 2008, and beyond. Along the way, Schruers reveals the stories behind all the key events and relationships—including Joel’s high-profile marriages and legal battles—that defined his path to stardom and inspired his signature songs, such as “Piano Man,” “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” “New York State of Mind,” and “She’s Always a Woman.” Throughout, he captures the spirit of a restless artist determined to break through by sharing, in his deeply personal lyrics, the dreams and heartbreaks of suburban American life. Comprehensive, vibrantly written, and filled with Joel’s memories and reflections—as well as those of the family, friends, and band members who have formed his inner circle, including Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel, Jon Small, and Steve Cohen—this is the definitive account of a beloved rock star’s epic American journey.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787667023

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 454

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Esquire

The Magazine for Men

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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The Real Story

A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests

Author: Sarah Statz Cords

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591582830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music

Author: William Phillips,Brian Cogan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313348006

Category: Music

Page: 285

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Providing an extensive overview of the music, fashion, films, and philosophies behind the movement, this inclusive encyclopedia chronicles the history and development of heavy metal, including sub-movements such as death metal, speed metal, grindcore, and hair metal.

Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers

Tips, Titles, and Tools

Author: Patrick Jones,Maureen L. Hartman,Patricia Taylor

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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A practical guide to defining and attracting reluctant readers is divided into three parts: "Tips That Work," "Titles That Work," and "Tools That Work."

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2007

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 966

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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

This is Pop

In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project

Author: Eric Weisbard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 389

View: 9500

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The breadth and vitality of pop music are captured in a study that brings together examinations of pop music by pioneers in the study of pop music, pivotal critics, as well as musicians active in the riot grrl and rock scenes. Simultaneous.

Living our religions

Hindu and Muslim South Asian American women narrate their experiences

Author: Anjana Narayan,Bandana Purkayastha,Shobha Hamal Gurung

Publisher: Kumarian Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 341

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The population of the South Asian Diaspora in the US is over 2.5 million people. Yet in a post 9/11 climate of opinion, little is known about this group beyond images of Muslim and Hindu fundamentalists and terrorists. This is particularly true of women where simplistic assumptions about veils and subordination obscure the voices of the women themselves. Rarely are Hindu and Muslim American women-many of whom are social workers, physicians, lawyers, academics, students, homemakers-asked about their everyday lives and religious beliefs. Living our Religions brings out these hidden stories from South Asian American women of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian and Nepali origin. Their accounts show how diverse and culturally dynamic religious practices emerge within the intersection of histories and politics of specific locales. The authors describe the race, gender, and ethnic boundaries they encounter; they also document how they resist and challenge these boundaries. Living our Religions cuts through the myths and ethnocentrism of popular portrayals to reveal the vibrancy, courage and agency of an "invisible" minority. Other Contributors: Shobha Hamal Gurung, Selina Jamil, Salma Kamal, Shweta Majumdar, Bidya Ranjeet, Shanthi Rao, Aysha Saeed, Monoswita Saha, Neela, Bhattacharya Saxena, Parveen Talpur, Elora Halim Chowdhury and Rafia Zakaria

Steely Dan's Aja

Author: Don Breithaupt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 144

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Aja was the album that made Steely Dan a commercial force on the order of contemporaries like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Chicago. A double-platinum, Grammy-winning bestseller, it lingered on the Billboard charts for more than a year and spawned three hit singles. Odd, then, that its creators saw it as an "ambitious, extended" work, the apotheosis of their anti-rock, anti-band, anti-glamour aesthetic. Populated by thirty-fi ve mostly jazz session players, Aja served up prewar song forms, mixed meters and extended solos to a generation whose idea of pop daring was Paul letting Linda sing lead once in a while. And, impossibly, it sold. Including an in-depth interview with Donald Fagen, this book paints a detailed picture of the making of a masterpiece.

Encyclopedia of Indie Rock

Author: Kerry L. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 832

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Includes entries on musicians, bands, festivals, publications, record labels, subgenres, and themes associated with indie rock.