A Piece of Cake
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|Author||: Cupcake Brown|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The heart-wrenching, uplifting tale about a woman named Cupcake “[Cupcake] Brown’s confessional . . . memoir is one you can’t easily put down. Her life is nothing short of a miracle.”—Chicago Sun-Times There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting. . . Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. A Piece of Cake is unlike any memoir you’ll ever read. Moving in its frankness, this is the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you’ll ever take. Praise for A Piece of Cake “[Brown] reflects now with insight and honesty on her experiences. . . . An engaging account . . . of a remarkable life filled with pain and wisdom, hope and redemption.”—San Fracisco Chronicle “Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.”—Washington Post
|Author||: Derek Robinson|
|Editor||: MacLehose Press|
From the Phoney War of 1939 to the Battle of Britain in 1940, the pilots of Hornet Squadron learn their lessons the hard way. Hi-jinks are all very well on the ground, but once in a Hurricane's cockpit, the best killers keep their wits close. Newly promoted Commanding Officer Fanny Barton has a job on to whip the Hornets into shape before they face the Luftwaffe's seasoned pilots. And sometimes Fighter Command, with its obsolete tactics and stiff doctrines, is the real menace. As with all Robinson's novels, the raw dialogue, rich black humor and brilliantly rendered, adrenaline-packed dogfights bring the Battle of Britain, and the brave few who fought it, to life.
|Author||: Cupcake Brown|
|Editor||: Broadway Books|
An inspirational, frequently disturbing memoir of a troubled youth describes how the author fell victim to the ills of the child welfare system and her long and difficult struggle to rebuild her life.
|Author||: Camilla V. Saulsbury|
|Editor||: Robert Rose Incorporated|
Learn to bake a decadent, delicious and all-natural cake with common pantry ingredients almost as quickly and easily as with a cake mix.
|Author||: Susan Gold Purdy|
|Editor||: Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
Offers practical advice on cake baking and provides recipes for layer, sheet, pound, fruit, upside-down, tea, pudding, sponge, and ice cream cakes, as well as icings and fillings
|Author||: Preeti Shenoy|
|Editor||: Random House India|
What if life threw you a magnificent opportunity, only to knock you down later and laugh at you? Would you fight back or let it pass? Nisha’s life is far from perfect. At twenty-six, she is plump, plain-looking, and without a boyfriend. A chance date and a bizarre twist of events lead her to the altar with suave Samir Sharma, only to be abandoned eight years later. As she struggles to stand on her own feet, Akash, a younger guy, enters her life. Can Nisha find love a second time? Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake is an unusual, a heart-warming, and gripping love-story between two people who have so much to lose by getting into a relationship with each other, yet so much to gain.
|Author||: Peta Peace|
Mix simple piecing with 10-inch squares plus your favorite background fabrics and you've got a quilt you'll be proud of. Transform your Layer Cake collection into intricate-looking designs that are a breeze to stitch--Peta Peace's tips will help you start and finish like a pro. You'll love the cheerful colors and innovative designs in these 14 all-new patterns.
|Author||: LeUyen Pham|
|Editor||: Balzer + Bray|
Reminiscent of the best of Peter Brown with the charming retro feel of classic Golden Books, A Piece of Cake is a delightful story about generosity, creativity, and improvisation from bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham. Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird's birthday! But delivering it to his friend isn't easy—not when everyone he meets along the way offers to trade something for a piece of cake. . . . In A Piece of Cake, LeUyen Pham puts a unique spin on a classic tale. Kids will love the unexpected and hilarious turn the story takes. Its strong picture support; story elements, including setting, character, and plot development; and identification of a problem and solution make this a strong Common Core title. Supports the Common Core State Standards
|Author||: Amery Drummond ,Kim EunSeon|
|Editor||: Vecho LLC|
Finally a common sense approach to language learning brought to you by Sunset Books. Idioms are the seasoning of every language and give listeners and speakers a very intimate knowlege of the culture and constructs of the language. This is a one of a kind book that teaches students of both Korean and English languages how to use and understand common idioms heard on TV shows, in movies and in popular music. Users learn how to naturally use idioms that both languages share. Most students of language learn the grammar first and are lost when it comes to idiomatic expressions like: "that's a piece of cake", meaning: easy. Idioms are the secret key to fully understanding native speech. A Piece of Cake, gives students a great selection of idioms with sentence examples and usage guidelines from a variety of topics like: business, relationships, emotions and more. The research in this book focuses on teaching students by using idioms native to their primarily spoken language. We truly hope you'll master these idioms and be on your way to understanding and speaking English and Korean more naturally.
|Author||: Swati Kaushal|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
Minal Sharma, MBA. Five foot ten twenty-nine-year-old with a hyperactive conscience and a ton of attitude. She wants it all-a successful career at International Foods, a lifestyle to match and a 'totally cool' guy who'll buy her diamonds, bring her flowers and laugh at her jokes. But given the unending record of her life's embarrassments it's not going to be that simple. Especially when her mother's decided to take charge of the matrimonial front and the choice Minal has to make is between a wild and sexy radio jockey and a brilliant but boring oncologist. And it doesn't help that her new colleague on a make-or-break 'Cake' assignment is nasty, grudge-bearing kid from her childhood who just might be out to sabotage her career. Set in the quirky corridors of corporate intrigue Piece of Cake is a delicious romantic comedy with a delightfully complex female protagonist and a plot sparkling with mischief.
|Author||: Sundae Leighton|
|Editor||: Sullen Press|
There were five boys that made up the Knights of Kingston High. These same boys rule the halls of which I'm just a commoner trying to move along unnoticed. I didn't ask to be part of their group nor do I want to be. When one of the boys insists I have no choice because you simply don’t say no when it comes to the Knights. Easton Kennedy. The towns golden boy and the Knights chosen boss of the group loathes the idea of being anywhere near me. His angry glare? His icy facade? The fact that he seemed to despise the idea of being anywhere near me? The dark prince made himself perfectly clear that he wanted nothing to do with me. Easton comes to my rescue one night only to torment me the following day. He's the devil in disguise with the things he says. In the way he makes me feel when he whispers dirty words into my ear. I want him only to hate him at the same time. When I finally learn the truth about this town, and the boy behind the green eyes it might already be too late. For both of us.
|Author||: Meredith Rusu|
|Editor||: Shopkins: Shoppies|
Shopkins continue to be the hottest collectable craze! Shopkins are the hottest collectible toy! What happens when the Shoppies try to make it in showbiz and turn Shopville into Shoppywood? Everyone knows Popette is the biggest movie fan in Shopville. One day, she decides to make a movie of her own-a popumentary about what makes Shopville so great! All of the Shoppies want to get in on the lights, camera, action, but each girl has a different idea of what kind of movie will be the sweetest success. Jessicake goes for a show-stopping musical while Bubbliesha thinks a suspenseful action flick is what will take the cake. But what happens when Popette's movie begins looking less like a popbuster and more like a total flopbuster?