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All the Single Ladies

By Rebecca Traister
  • ISBN Code: : 1476716587
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is “an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just the single ladies—who want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States” (The New York Times Book Review). In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change—temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. “An informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just single ladies” (The New York Times Book Review), All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the unmarried American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, “we’re better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else” (The Boston Globe).

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  • Pdf File: single-ladies-put-a-cap-on-it.pdf

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CALLING ALL WOMEN OF ALL RACES AND NATIONALITIES, THIS COULD BE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU MAY KNOW! Single Ladies, PUT A CAP ON IT! Is an educational tool and a self-help guide designed to challenge single women into their full potential before entering into relationships with men. I believe that being confident in God and loving yourself first will permit healthier relationships. Letting go of past hurts and pains and learning to forgive is the first step in the healing process! Enclosed you will find my twelve golden rules and steps to follow while living single. I’ve come in contact with many women in my lifetime, and all of our stories are similar, or we know someone who has experienced some of the things I talk about in my book. A PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR TEENAGER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MEN: THIS BOOK WILL ALSO GIVE MEN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WOMEN AND ALLOW THEM TO RECEIVE US AND RESPOND TO US BETTER

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

By Linda Gordon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Book Code : 1631493701
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: the-second-coming-of-the-kkk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes “required reading” for our time (New York Times Book Review). Extraordinary national acclaim accompanied the publication of award-winning historian Linda Gordon’s disturbing and markedly timely history of the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. Dramatically challenging our preconceptions of the hooded Klansmen responsible for establishing a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South, this “second Klan” spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant “hordes” landing on American shores. “Part cautionary tale, part expose” (Washington Post), The Second Coming of the KKK “illuminates the surprising scope of the movement” (The New Yorker); the Klan attracted four-to-six-million members through secret rituals, manufactured news stories, and mass “Klonvocations” prior to its collapse in 1926—but not before its potent ideology of intolerance became part and parcel of the American tradition. A “must-read” (Salon) for anyone looking to understand the current moment, The Second Coming of the KKK offers “chilling comparisons to the present day” (New York Review of Books).

Get the Guy

By Matthew Hussey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062241761
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: get-the-guy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Most dating books tell you what NOT to do. Here's a book dedicated to telling you what you CAN do. In his book, Get the Guy, Matthew Hussey—relationship expert, matchmaker, and star of the reality show Ready for Love—reveals the secrets of the male mind and the fundamentals of dating and mating for a proven, revolutionary approach to help women to find lasting love. Matthew Hussey has coached thousands of high-powered CEOs, showing them how to develop confidence and build relationships that translate into professional success. Many of Matthew’s male clients pressed him for advice on how to apply his winning strategies not to just get the job, but how to get the girl. As his reputation grew, Hussey was approached by more and more women, eager to hear what he had learned about the male perspective on love and romance. From landing a first date to establishing emotional intimacy, playful flirtation to red-hot bedroom tips, Matthew’s insightfulness, irreverence, and warmth makes Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve a one-of-a-kind relationship guide and the handbook for every woman who wants to get the guy she’s been waiting for.

It's Not You

By Sara Eckel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101606436
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: it-s-not-you.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Why am I still single?” If you’re single and searching, there’s no end to other people’s explanations, excuses, and criticism explaining why you haven’t found a partner: “You’re too picky. Just find a good-enough guy and you’ll be fine.” “You’re too desperate. If men think you need them, they’ll run scared.” “You’re too independent. Smart, ambitious women always have a harder time finding mates.” “You have low self-esteem. You can’t love someone else until you’ve learned to love yourself.” “You’re too needy. You can’t be happy in a relationship until you’ve learned to be happy on your own.” Based on one of the most popular Modern Love columns of the last decade, Sara Eckel’s It’s Not You challenges these myths, encouraging singletons to stop picking apart their personalities and to start tapping into their own wisdom about who and what is right for them. Supported by the latest psychological and sociological research, as well as interviews with people who have experienced longtime singledom, Eckel creates a strong and empowering argument to understand and accept that there’s no one reason why you’re single—you just are.

If I Ain't Got You Sheet Music

By Alicia Keys
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Book Code : 1476823987
  • Total of Pages : 8
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: if-i-ain-t-got-you-sheet-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part as well as in the vocal line.

The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

By Joanna Nell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Book Code : 0733642888
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 585
  • Pdf File: the-great-escape-from-woodlands-nursing-home.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The joyous, charming and utterly irresistible new novel from the author of mega-bestseller The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her 'room with a view' of the carpark, she dreams of escape. Fellow 'inmate', the gregarious, would-be comedian Walter Clements also plans on returning home as soon as he is fit and able to take charge of his mobility scooter. When Hattie and Walter officially meet at The Night Owls, a clandestine club run by Sister Bronwyn and her dog, Queenie, they seem at odds. But when Sister Bronwyn is dismissed over her unconventional approach to aged care, they must join forces -- and very slowly an unlikely, unexpected friendship begins to grow. Full of wisdom and warmth, The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home is a gorgeously poignant, hilarious story showing that it is never too late to laugh -- or to love. Praise for Joanna Nell 'Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm. A heart-warming story, extremely well written and highly addictive' Sun Herald 'Lively and whimsical ... with some serious points to make about ageing, love, community and friendship' Sydney Morning Herald 'This heartwarming story about growing old gracefully - and disgracefully ... is a funny, witty and thoroughly enjoyable read for all ages' Daily Telegraph

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen

By Melissa Blanco Borelli
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199897832
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: the-oxford-handbook-of-dance-and-the-popular-screen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen sets the agenda for the study of dance in popular moving images - films, television shows, commercials, music videos, and YouTube - and offers new ways to understand the multi-layered meanings of the dancing body by engaging with methodologies from critical dance studies, performance studies, and film/media analysis. Through thorough engagement with these approaches, the chapters demonstrate how dance on the popular screen might be read and considered through bodies and choreographies in moving media. Questions the contributors consider include: How do dance and choreography function within the filmic apparatus? What types of bodies are associated with specific dances and how does this affect how dance(s) is/are perceived in the everyday? How do the dancing bodies on screen negotiate power, access, and agency? How are multiple choreographies of identity (e.g., race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation) set in motion through the narrative, dancing bodies, and/or dance style? What types of corporeal labors (dance training, choreographic skill, rehearsal, the constructed notion of "natural talent") are represented or ignored? What role does a specific film have in the genealogy of Hollywood dance film? How does the Hollywood dance film inform how dance operates in making cultural meanings? Whether looking at Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's tap steps in Stormy Weather, or Baby's leap into Johnny Castle's arms in Dirty Dancing, or even Neo's backwards bend in The Matrix, the book's arguments offer powerful new scholarship on dance in the popular screen.

A History of Violence

By Oscar Martinez
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Book Code : 178478169X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 399
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-violence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the world El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years, with Guatemala close behind. Every day more than 1,000 people—men, women, and children—flee these three countries for North America. Óscar Martínez, author of The Beast, named one of the best books of the year by the Economist, Mother Jones, and the Financial Times, fleshes out these stark figures with true stories, producing a jarringly beautiful and immersive account of life in deadly locations. Martínez travels to Nicaraguan fishing towns, southern Mexican brothels where Central American women are trafficked, isolated Guatemalan jungle villages, and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums. With his precise and empathetic reporting, he explores the underbelly of these troubled places. He goes undercover to drink with narcos, accompanies police patrols, rides in trafficking boats and hides out with a gang informer. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a region of fear and a subtle analysis of the North American roots and reach of the crisis, helping to explain why this history of violence should matter to all of us.

Labor of Love

By Moira Weigel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374713138
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 948
  • Pdf File: labor-of-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Does anyone date anymore?” Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older generations have scolded them: That’s not the way to find true love. The first women who made dates with strangers were often arrested for prostitution; long before “hookup culture,” there were “petting parties”; before parents worried about cell phone apps, they fretted about joyrides and “parking.” Dating is always dying. But this does not mean that love is dead. It simply changes with the economy. Dating is, and always has been, tied to work. Lines like “I’ll pick you up at six” made sense at a time when people had jobs that started and ended at fixed hours. But in an age of contract work and flextime, many of us have become sexual freelancers, more likely to text a partner “u still up?” Weaving together over one hundred years of history with scenes from the contemporary landscape, Labor of Love offers a fresh feminist perspective on how we came to date the ways we do. This isn't a guide to “getting the guy.” There are no ridiculous “rules” to follow. Instead, Weigel helps us understand how looking for love shapes who we are—and hopefully leads us closer to the happy ending that dating promises.

Single Ladies 2

By Blake Karrington
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Urban Renaissance
  • Book Code : 1622868889
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: single-ladies-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Single Ladies is back! Get ready to deal with the drama of baby daddies, side chick issues, divorce, child custody, child support, medical issues, money problems, infidelity, lust, in-laws, jobs, law enforcement, incarceration, and everything else that comes along with being a "Single Lady in the hood!" Tammy, Falisha, Kim, and Lisa return with new issues and old relationships threatening each lady’s happiness. Tammy finds herself deeply in love with her new man, Darious, but when a secret is revealed, will it destroy her now seemingly perfect world? While Lisa and Ralphy are hospitalized and forced to evaluate what each means to the other, will this near death experience convince them that love can conquer all? Lamar finally gets up the nerve to pop the big question to Kim, but is Falisha all the way out of his heart? Speaking of Falisha, will the news of Lamar and Kim push her back into Fox’s arms? This raw and uncut hood soap is a guide to living life as a single lady in this crazy world. Forget a seat belt—ride with Blake Karrington in this series with no brakes, and don't worry about crashing!

Single Ladies

By Blake Karrington
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Urban Renaissance
  • Book Code : 1622868617
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 999
  • Pdf File: single-ladies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Life is complicated for a group of five friends living in the inner city. Tammy is starting to feel the pressure of being a single mother of two girls. Chris, her kids' father has been incarcerated for the past five months, not making Tammy's situation any better. Lamar and Falisha have crossed the lines of their friendship after having sex for the first time, and Kim is in her own world lately. She is so focused on her job that she really doesn't have time for any kind of relationship at the moment. Lisa has bitten off more than she can chew when Dre, her prior boyfriend, comes home from prison demanding that they be together again. When it comes to love, hate, trust, honesty, lying, cheating, deceit, betrayal, drama, money, power, respect—and back-breaking, limitless, raw and uncut sex—these five childhood friends experience it all. There will be no holding back, no biting of the tongue, and best believe the gloves are coming off when the single ladies take you through the everyday life of living as a female in the hood. Expect everything . . . but boredom!

The Little Black Songbook of Solid Gold Hits

By Wise Publications
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Book Code : 1783232633
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 406
  • Pdf File: the-little-black-songbook-of-solid-gold-hits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A pocket-sized collection of over 80 songs presented in chord songbook format, arranged in the same keys as the original recordings. Including chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics, The Little Black Book Of Solid Gold Hits features the songs Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Beach Baby, Born to Lose and many more. Beach Baby The First Class All Around My Hat Steeleye Span Alright, Okay, You Win Peggy Lee Arnold Layne Pink Floyd Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) Julie London Blue Moon Of Kentucky Elvis Presley Born to Lose Ray Charles Brazil Geoff Muldaur Chantilly Lace Jerry Lee Lewis Busy Line Rose Murphy Can't You Hear My Heartbeat Marianne Faithfull Catch The Wind Donovan Colours No-Man Diamonds In The Rough John Prine The Crying Game Boy George Don't Bring Me Down The Pretty Things Don't Wait Too Long Blossom Dearie Dream Catch Me Newton Faulkner Dreams Are Ten A Penny Paper Lace Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) Rozalla Everyday John Denver Funny How Love Can Be The Ivy League Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles The Ghetto Donny Hathaway Granada Frank Sinatra The Great Pretender Freddie Mercury Heartbeat Nick Berry International Rescue Fuzzbox Hurdy Gurdy Man Butthole Surfers I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow Soggy Bottom Boys feat. Dan Tyminski It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-tonk Angels Dolly Parton It's Oh So Quiet Björk Mailman Bring Me No More Blues The Beatles Kentucky Waltz Bill Monroe Lazybones Louis Armstrong & Bill Crosby Let's Go To San Francisco The Flowerpot Men Little Bit O' Soul The Ramones Long Tall Sally Little Richard Maria Elena Jerry Vale Mas Que Nada (Say No More) Sergio Mendes Me Against The Music Britney Spears feat. Madonna Metal On Metal Anvil Milk Cow Blues Aerosmith My Sentimental Friend Herman's Hermits Miss The Mississippi And You Jimmie Rodgers My World Fell Down Sagittarius No Depression Uncle Tupelo No Regrets Edith Piaf Not Fade Away The Rolling Stones Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit Gina G Peggy Sue Buddy Holly Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps Doris Day Real Wild Child (Wild One) Iggy Pop Run To You Whitney Houston Return To Me Dean Martin Rock Your Baby George McCrae Satisfied Mind Jeff Buckley Seven Tears Goombay Dance Band Single Ladies Beyoncé Smooth Operator Sade Statesboro Blues Blind Willie McTell Sugartime Alma Cogan Sunshine Girl The Parade Sway (Quien Sera) Dean Martin Thief Of Hearts Tina Turner The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) Les Compagnons de la Chanson Tie A Yellow Ribbon ’Round The Old Oak Tree Dawn feat. Tony Orlando True Love Ways Ricky Nelson The Universal Soldier Glen Campbell Wabash Cannonball Johnny Cash & the Carter Family Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles Walk Right In Dr Hook Well All Right Blind Faith The Whelk Song Alan Breeze When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney Billy Cotton And His Band When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Merle Haggard Why Can't We Live Together Timmy Thomas Winchester Cathedral Petula Clark Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Pentangle Yes Sir, I Can Boogie Baccara You Are My Sunshine Johnny Cash You Raise Me Up Westlife

Single

By Michael Cobb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814772560
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 645
  • Pdf File: single.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What single person hasn't suffered? Everyone, it seems, must be (or must want to be) in a couple. To exist outside of the couple is to assume an antisocial position that is ruthlessly discouraged because being in a couple is the way most people bind themselves to the social. Singles might just be the single most reviled sexual minorities today. Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled offers a polemic account of this supremacy of the couple form, and how that supremacy blocks our understanding of the single. Michael Cobb reads the figurative language surrounding singleness as it traverses an eclectic set of literary, cultural, philosophical, psychoanalytical, and popular culture objects from Plato, Freud, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, Virginia Woolf, Barack Obama, Emily Dickinson, Morrissey, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Hannah Arendt to the Bible, Sex and the City, Bridget Jones' Diary, Beyoncé's “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” and HBO's Big Love. Within these flights of fancy, poetry, fiction, strange moments in film and video, paintings made in the desert, bits of song, and memoirs of hiking in national parks, Cobb offers an inspired, eloquent rumination on the single, which is guaranteed to spark conversation and consideration.