Sugar in My Bowl

Real Women Write About Real Sex

Author: Erica Jong

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062092200

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Poet, novelist, and essayist, the legendary Erica Jong—whose novel Fear of Flying opened eyes and broke down walls—offers us a provocative collection of essays about sex from some of the most respected female authors writing today. “Real Women Write about Real Sex” in Sugar in My Bowl, as such marquee names as Gail Collins, Eve Ensler, Daphne Merken, Anne Roiphe, Liz Smith, Naomi Wolf, and Jennifer Weiner, to name but a few, join together to speak openly about female desire—what provokes it and what satisfies it. In the free, unfettered spirit of The Bitch in the House, Sugar in My Bowl explores the bedroom lives of women with daring, wit, intelligence, and candor.

Sugar in My Bowl

Echte Frauen schreiben über echten Sex

Author: Erica Jong

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037973

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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Kluge Geschichten zum Thema Sex - herausgegeben von Erica Jong, der Ikone der sexuellen Befreiung der Frau und Autorin des Weltbestsellers ›Angst vorm Fliegen‹ Sex ist das Leben, schreibt Erica Jong im Vorwort ihrer Anthologie, die Geschichten über das Wunder einer Schwangerschaft, das erste Mal, die Dringlichkeit des Verlangens, die Abneigung gegen Sex, das Wechselspiel von Sex und Macht, Sex und Krankheit, Sex und Liebe, Sex als Rebellion versammelt. Frauen erzählen Erlebtes und Erfundenes, mal leidenschaftlich, mal unaufgeregt und immer schonungslos ehrlich. Sex ist ein Teil unseres Lebens und die Geschichten darüber so bunt wie das Leben selbst. Fernab von verklärten Traumstücken und stumpfer Übersexualisierung kommen hier echte Frauen zu Wort und erzählen von den Themen, an die sich sonst keiner traut. Mit Texten u.a. von Erica Jong, Fay Weldon und Eve Ensler ( Autorin der ›Vagina-Monologe‹)

Bessie

Author: Chris Albertson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300107562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

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Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer in the roaring twenties. This book--a revised and expanded edition of the biography--debunks many of the myths that have circulated since her untimely death in 1937. 45 illustrations.

Vagina

A New Biography

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517719

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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An astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern classic, The Beauty Myth. As Naomi Wolf embarks on a life-changing journey to tease out the link between sexuality and creativity, what she discovers is revelatory and exhilarating - a scientifically supported link between the vagina and female courage, assertiveness and consciousness itself. Emboldened by these new discoveries she looks back in history and show us how the vagina was considered sacred for centuries until it began to be cast as a threat. Even now in an increasingly sexualised world, it is thought of as slightly shameful. Why? Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence. Provocative and engaging, positive and inspiring, this book brings to light female impulses, history and dreams - and, in exploring what women really need - it goes to the very core of what it means to be female. For any woman who wants to understand her body and her mind and the culture that defines her - Vagina is essential reading.

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030757444X

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture. The works of Rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that allowed for the celebration of social, moral, and sexual values outside the constraints imposed by middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith−published here in their entirety for the first time−Davis demonstrates how the roots of the blues extend beyond a musical tradition to serve as a conciousness-raising vehicle for American social memory. A stunning, indispensable contribution to American history, as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism is a triumph.

Ye Ole Thinker Manual

Your Personalized Thinker Model User's Guide

Author: Rebecca Humbles Wiebe,Thomas M. Johnson,Kenneth F. Gaylord, Jr.

Publisher: Kenneth Gaylord

ISBN: 1481047493

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 414

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Ye Ole Thinker Manual may help you live longer, improve your sex life, make you more independent, give you power and happiness, put self-respect, success, and truth back into your life, give you irreplaceable knowledge and tell you what's for supper! As a matter of fact, no matter what you want or need; you're more likely to get it if you're healthy. All Thinker lives are driven by the condition of their model. You cannot imagine what a powerful determinant health is, until you lose it. You may feel daring, carefree or even angry when you say "I don't care if what I eat is unhealthy; I have to die from something anyway." Are you willing to run around to the other side of that thought and look at it from a different angle? All Thinkers are destined to die at some point. But why spend the rest of your short life destroying the vehicle in which you travel? Healing is not rare. It happens every day. It's a fact that you create your own health (or lack of it) every day. Because we Thinkers, despite our delusions of grandeur, are vessels full of nothing but water, electricity, math, chemistry and bugs. You feel the way you feel because of them. Fortunately, you can control your water, electricity, math, chemistry and bugs by what you eat, drink, breathe, and think. If you want to make your life better in any way; eat, drink, breathe and think in better ways. Maybe you don't need to be afraid of what's going on inside of your model any more. Maybe it's time you peeked behind your walls of misconceptions, ignorance and stubbornness. Maybe it isn't really cute, popular or smart to ignore the incredible machine that allows you to live. Maybe it's time to grow up and stopping pleasuring yourself to death with food. Maybe it's time to change your deadly thoughts and habits. Maybe your young will thrive and excel when they are fed only nutrient-dense foods. Maybe the magic of food will work for you. Ye Ole Thinker Manual introduces you to The 100 Perfect Foods which will keep your model running like a well-oiled machine and help you in hundreds of ways without causing harm. The 100 Perfect Foods can be purchased from just 6-8 aisles in your local grocery store, are cheaper than unhealthy foods, and can easily be used to create thousands of yummy recipes. No dieting! No measuring! No calorie counting! No meetings! No weighing (you or the food)! No recipes! Ye Ole Thinker Manual will introduce you to the story of Lilly the Liver. She's brave, funny and fiercely dedicated. She embarks on a journey, alone and vulnerable, to save herself and her friends from certain death! On this journey, Lilly grabs the opportunity to make a big difference and ends up discovering a whole new world. You just will not believe the tasks she's capable of performing! You're gonna want her on your side! Ye Ole Thinker Manual proudly presents The Uncle Carb Radio Program hosted by Uncle Carb; that cantankerous and funny guy who bullies you into changing your deadly habits! He tells it like it is, gives you the information you need to save yourself and makes you chuckle and moan. In his live radio program, he talks with interesting characters such as Bulky Middleton, Husky Muffintop and Skip Breakfast! Join Uncle Carb as he wades through acid, fungi and stress hormones, at least! Ye Ole Thinker Manual gives you the confidence to believe in your own healing. There are no short cuts. It will require practice, patience and pondering. If you're interested in saving your own race; you'll have to start with yourself. It's tempting to look for someone else to save. And it might make you feel good or heroic. But it won't save you from a lack of self-interest. Save yourself! Live healthy every day. Or at least die tryin'.

The Goblin Stories

10 Tales for Bedtime

Author: Robert Plant

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468909800

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A slim volume of ten book at bedtime tales of Sid and Percy the naughty goblins. They live in a tree in Coconut Grove and play tricks on grandma and grandpa who live not far away. Based on the traditional English bedtime story, the tales are parables of goblin trickery and cunning but with outcomes that are intended to lead children to reflect on the rights and wrongs of unsound behavior, yet in a manner that young children can enjoy. A fun and happy way to end the day for parent and child alike.

Living the Jazz Life

Conversations with Forty Musicians about Their Careers in Jazz

Author: W. Royal Stokes

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195152492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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Forty interviews with saxophonists, pianists, singers, composers, and string, brass, and rhythm players that range across the globe. Introductions to vaudeville stars, blues musicians, and women instrumentalists. Covers a broad spectrum, including conversations with legendary veterans, like Jackie McLean and Louie Bellson, to such rising stars as Diana Krall, Cyrus Chestnut, Ingrid Jensen, and violinist Regina Carter.-Derived from book cover.

Bessie Smith

Author: Kathleen Tracy

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612283470

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Known as the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. Singing came naturally to Bessie and as a young girl she helped support her family as a street singer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When she was seventeen Bessie joined a traveling show and worked her way up to the black vaudeville circuit. Her popularity led to a recording contract that eventually established her as the most successful black performing artist of her time, earning as many fans in the North as she had in the South. But for as gifted as she was a singer, Bessie was also troubled and difficult off stage. Alcohol abuse led to violent outbursts that alienated many friends and associates. After a brief career slump Bessie was on tour making a comeback when tragedy struck and she was killed in a car accident. Although her life was cut short, her impact on music lives on to this day.

Princess Noire

The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Author: Nadine Cohodas

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807882747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina Simone (1933-2003) began her musical life playing classical piano. A child prodigy, she wanted a career on the concert stage, but when the Curtis Institute of Music rejected her, the devastating disappointment compelled her to change direction. She turned to popular music and jazz but never abandoned her classical roots or her intense ambition. By the age of twenty six, Simone had sung at New York City's venerable Town Hall and was on her way. Tapping into newly unearthed material on Simone's family and career, Nadine Cohodas paints a luminous portrait of the singer, highlighting her tumultuous life, her innovative compositions, and the prodigious talent that matched her ambition. With precision and empathy, Cohodas weaves the story of Simone's contentious relationship with audiences and critics, her outspoken support for civil rights, her two marriages and her daughter, and, later, the sense of alienation that drove her to live abroad from 1993 until her death. Alongside these threads runs a more troubling one: Simone's increasing outbursts of rage and pain that signaled mental illness and a lifelong struggle to overcome a deep sense of personal injustice.

The Thrill of it All

Author: Joseph O'Connor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448156122

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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At college in 1980s Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets the elusive Fran Mulvey, an orphaned Vietnamese refugee. Together they form a band. Joined by cellist Sarah-Thérèse Sherlock and her twin brother Seán on drums, The Ships in the Night set out to chase fame. But the story of this makeshift family is haunted by ghosts from the past. Spanning 25 years, The Thrill of it All rewinds and fast-forwards through an evocative soundtrack of struggle and laughter. Infused with blues, ska, classic showtunes, New Wave and punk, using interviews, lyrics, memoirs and diaries, the tale stretches from suburban England to Manhattan’s East Village, from Thatcher-era London to the Hollywood Bowl, from the meadows of the Glastonbury Festival to a wintry Long Island, culminating in a Dublin evening in July 2012, a night that changes everything. A story of loyalties, friendship, the call of the muse, and the beguiling shimmer of teenage dreams, this is a warm-hearted, funny and deeply moving novel for anyone that’s ever loved a song.

The Devil's Larder

A Feast

Author: Jim Crace

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429962360

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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A sumptuous, scintillating stew of sixty four short fictions about appetite, food, and the objects of our desire All great meals, it has been said, lead to discussions of either sex or death, and The Devil's Larder, in typical Cracean fashion, leads to both. Here are sixty four short fictions of at times Joycean beauty--about schoolgirls hunting for razor clams in the strand; or searching for soup-stones to take out the fishiness of fish but to preserve the flavor of the sea; or about a mother and daughter tasting food in one another's mouth to see if people really do taste things differently--and at other times, of Mephistophelean mischief: about the woman who seasoned her food with the remains of her cremated cat, and later, her husband, only to hear a voice singing from her stomach (you can't swallow grief, she was advised); or the restaurant known as "The Air & Light," the place to be in this small coastal town that serves as the backdrop for Crace's gastronomic flights of fancy, but where no food or beverage is actually served, though a 12 percent surcharge is imposed just for just sitting there and being seen. Food for thought in the best sense of the term, The Devil's Larder is another delectable work of fiction by a 2001 winner of The National Book Critics Circle Award.

My Havana

The Musical City of Carlos Varela

Author: Maria Caridad Cumaná,Karen Dubinsky,Xenia Reloba de la Cruz

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442615788

Category: History

Page: 281

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For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela's life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation.

Funk

The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One

Author: Rickey Vincent

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466884525

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistible music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock, jazz, and the blues have-until now. Colorful, intelligent, and in-you-face, Rickey Vincent's Funk celebrates the songs, the musicians, the philosophy, and the meaning of funk. The book spans from the early work of James Brown (the Godfather of Funk) through today, covering funky soul (Stevie Wonder, the Temptations), so-called "black rock" (Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, the Isley Brothers), jazz-funk (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), monster funk (Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band), naked funk (Rick James, Gap Band), disco-funk (Chic, K.C. and the Sunshine Band), funky pop (Kook & the Gang, Chaka Khan), P-Funk Hip Hop (Digital Underground, De La Soul), funk-sampling rap (Ice Cube, Dr. Dre), funk rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus), and more. Funk tells a vital, vibrant history-the history of a uniquely American music born out of tradition and community, filled with energy, attitude, anger, hope, and an irrepressible spirit.

Beauty's Daughter, Monster, The Gimmick

Three Plays

Author: Dael Orlandersmith

Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books

ISBN: 0307482057

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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The sheer exuberance of language that pours forth in Dael Orlandersmith's plays has dazzled critics and audiences alike. In these three pieces, the award-winning writer and performer celebrates the power of words to rescue the young black women she portrays from their constricted worlds. In the Obie Award-winning play "Beauty's Daughter," Diane yearns to free herself from her soul-deadening surroundings, where people drown their unfulfilled aspirations in drugs and alcohol. In "Monster," Theresa imagines a life in the rock-'n'-roll poetry bohemia of Manhattan's Lower East Side and away from her home in East Harlem, where she is scorned as a misfit. And in "The Gimmick," Alexis escapes her brutal reality among the library bookshelves, where she dreams of becoming a writer in Paris. Charged with fearless wisdom, these three electrifying plays transform rage-filled ghetto experience into a triumph of rhapsodic expression. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Body and the Book

Writings on Poetry and Sexuality

Author: Glennis Byron,Andrew J. Sneddon

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024224

Category: History

Page: 360

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The stimulating mix of academics and practising poets that have contributed to this volume provides an unusual and illuminating integration of critical and creative practice and a vibrantly diverse approach to questions of poetry and sexuality. Each section of essays is complemented by poems which creatively illustrate or develop the theme with which the essays critically engage. Rather than being limited to a specific genre, tradition, time or place, this collection seeks to make a virtue of contrast, comparison and juxtaposition. The collection is arranged into sections that range broadly across the thematic ground of dichotomies, traditions and revisions, microscopic and macroscopic perspectives, women and embodiment, and the notion of play and performance. Positioning eighteenth-century tinkers ballads alongside medieval Hebrew lyrics and the Blues of Gorgeous Puddin¿, or making Dionysus rub shoulders with Sharon Olds and Mrs Rochester provides new perspectives on familiar material and valuable insights into more obscure work and the nature of sensual poetry as a mode of expression. As the editors suggest, the essays and poems presented collectively argue that writings about sexuality are always already about the way poets see and represent our bodies, the world and poetic language itself.

A Tom Sawyer Companion

An Autobiographical Guided Tour with Mark Twain

Author: John D. Evans

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819190604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 113

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Like most authors, Mark Twain wrote from personal experience, but, unlike many authors, he left behind a wealth of autobiographical material recording those personal experiences. His autobiography, letters, speeches, and notebooks contain many references to events similar to those presented in Tom Sawyer. This book, in some measure, satisfies those whose curiosity is piqued by that simple admission by Twain. Evans edits and juxtaposes excerpts from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with excerpts from Twain's personal writings. Evans presents forty-six episodes, in order of occurrence, from Tom Sawyer; he adds editorial commentary only in order to clarify links between plot synopsis and autobiographical material. The result is an overview of Twain's childhood with a focus on the events that shaped his life and art.

Goodbye Zucker

Zuckerfrei glücklich in 8 Wochen - Mit 108 Rezepten

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641154642

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Jeder kennt ihn, diesen Heißhunger auf Süßes: ruckzuck ist statt einem Stückchen Schokolade gleich die ganze Tafel weg. Wie man sich vom Zucker und seinen Tücken befreien kann, verrät uns die Australierin Sarah Wilson mit ihrem einfachen 8-Wochen-Entzuckerungsprogramm. Auf dieses Buch haben viele gewartet, denn die trendigen Rezeptideen mit vielen süßen Alternativen stehen ganz unter dem Motto: Naschen erlaubt – – aber gesund und mit Spaß!