Drinks on the Lanai

Drinks on the Lanai
Author: Elouise Anders
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1925811700
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Release: 2020-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Miami can get pretty humid this time of year... It's probably time you put your feet up and unwound with a Golden Girls-centric cocktail. Everybody needs a stiff drink from time to time, be it alcoholic or otherwise. This irreverent book is as close as you're ever going to get to clinking glasses with Rose, Blanche, Sophia and Dorothy, the sassy foursome from The Golden Girls. More than 30 years after it first aired, The Golden Girls retains a steadily growing cult following. The show ran for seven seasons (collecting a staggering fifty-eight Emmy nominations and eleven wins along the way), and over the years, this hit comedy about four fierce and sassy broads sharing a house in Miami charmed millions of viewers with its wit and verve. In this book, there are recipes for frozen belinis, piña coladas, coconut kisses, and other gloriously silly cocktails. There's also mocktails like the nonalcoholic Bahama Mama and Blanche's Punch (that pack's quite the punch). And, because it's The Golden Girls we're talking about here, there are some cheesecake recipes for good measure.

Let s Get Tropical

Let s Get Tropical
Author: Georgi Radev
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781465489135
Available:
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Planning the ultimate summer cocktail party? Dreaming of unwinding on a hot, tropical beach with a cool drink? Bring a taste of the tropics to your home with Let's Get Tropical. Celebrate summer with more than 50 fabulously fruity tropical drinks from Tiki Mai Tais to Cuban Mojitos. Discover the origins of these classic cocktail recipes and get the lowdown on rum, tequila, and other popular island spirits. If you need a break from the alcohol, many recipes feature a "lose the booze" option with all of the fruity flavor but none of the hangover. Learn how to mix your drinks like a pro, make delicious homemade syrups and infusions, and create your own flavor combinations. Featuring fun presentation ideas and twists on the classics, get creative and serve your guests a cocktail they will remember--if they haven't had too many Pina Coladas!

Trader Vic s Tiki Party

Trader Vic s Tiki Party
Author: Stephen Siegelman
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307808639
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Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tiki volcano is erupting all over again, and now Trader Vic’s, the legendary purveyor of Polynesian food, drinks, and fantasy, wants to help us bring it all home. Step behind the bar and into the kitchen at Trader Vic’s and learn how to create the kind of tiki magic that made “the Trader” famous. It’s all here: recipes for 95 of the restaurant’s best-loved tropical cocktails and after-dinner drinks along with more than 35 party-friendly recipes for pupus, tidbits, finger food, entrées, and desserts—all adapted from the past and present menus of Trader Vic’s. Dozens of tips and ideas for inexpensive, easy tiki decorating and entertaining at home are included, as is a guide to the basics of bartending equipment and techniques. Whether it’s a blowout tiki party for friends or a spontaneous occasion to dust off the shaker, this book brings favorite concoctions from Trader Vic’s into your home. An entertaining guide from Trader Vic’s restaurant including 130 recipes for cocktails, pupus, finger food, entrées, and desserts. A follow-up to the popular THE GREAT TIKI DRINK BOOK. Trader Vic’s has 21 company-owned and franchised restaurants around the world—from Emeryville, California; to Berlin, Germany; and Osaka, Japan. Cocktail recipes include the Samoan Fog Cutter, the Tiki Puka Puka, Scorpion, the Kamaiina, and The Original Mai Tai, invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944. Appetizer recipes include crowd-pleasing pan-Asian small plates and nibbles, like Crispy Prawns, Cha Siu Pork, Ahi Tuna Poke, and Key Lime Chiffon Tartlets. Throw a rocking tiki party using the decorating, music-selection, bar-stocking, and menu-planning tips found here.

Spritz Fever

Spritz Fever
Author: Elouise Anders
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781925811162
Available:
Release: 2019-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Become a certified fizz whiz with this illustrated guide to creating sixty ultra-refreshing spritz cocktails. The 60 spritz recipes in Spritz Fever! are in the cocktail style of the decade. Seeing as most spritzes are low(ish) in ABV (well, certainly lower than wine, anyway), they're the ideal companion for any day-drinking event. Plus, as most Instagram feeds can attest, spritzes aren't just a drink...they're a lifestyle. These bubbly wonders speak to a careless Italian summer spent reclining by the beach in fine and flowing linen. What can be so easy to forget is that spritzes are so much more than just Aperol and bubbles. In this book, you'll learn about the classic European liqueurs, like Cynar, Campari, Luxardo Bitter, Meletti, and more. Moreover, you'll discover the nuances between prosecco, cava, and champagne can create different textures as the bubbles in each effervesce uniquely. Plus, read up on how citrus garnishes must be matched appropriately to each drink's flavor profile and, of course, color. Above all, the perfect ratio of liqueur-to-bubbles changes for each recipe. Spritz Fever! explains all of this, alongside its dreamy illustrations. It's time you get to the very essence of effervescence. Your next party guests will love all the cocktail recipes you glean from Spritz Fever!, and just in time for summer!

Golden Girls Forever

Golden Girls Forever
Author: Jim Colucci
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062422927
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes 30 pages of bonus material! The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more. They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof in Miami—smart and strong Dorothy, airhead Rose, man-hungry belle Blanche, and smart-mouthed matriarch Sophia. They were the Golden Girls, and for seven seasons, this hilarious quartet enchanted millions of viewers with their witty banter, verve, sass, and love, and reaffirmed the power of friendship and family. Over thirty years after it first aired, The Golden Girls has become a cult classic, thanks to fan fiction, arts and crafts, podcasts, hundreds of fan blogs and websites, and syndication. Now, Golden Girls Forever pays homage to this wildly popular, acclaimed, and award-winning sitcom. Drawing on interviews with the show’s creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members, Jim Colucci paints a comprehensive portrait of the Girls both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Illustrated with hundreds of photos, including stills from the show and a treasure trove of never-before-seen and newly rediscovered photos, Golden Girls Forever includes: • Girls and Their Guests: short profiles of the show’s most famous guest stars • Why I Love the Girls: Lance Bass, Laverne Cox, Ross Mathews, Perez Hilton, Zachary Quinto, Chris Colfer, Jason Collins, and many, many other celebrities share their love of the Girls • Exclusive interviews with ninety-four-year-old Betty White; the famously private Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan, before their deaths; and fan-favorite actors who appeared on the show • Harvey Fierstein's tribute to his close friend, Estelle Getty The ebook also feautures 30 pages of material not inlcuded in the print edition, such as 17 Golden Episodes, a piece on Estelle Getty's make-up, the Rue LaRue Cafe, and additional fan art. Bursting with fun facts, anecdotes, reminiscences, and insights, Golden Girls Forever is the ultimate companion to the show for fans old and new.

Cooking With the Golden Girls

Cooking With the Golden Girls
Author: Lulu Devereaux
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1074277988
Available:
Release: 2019-09-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What do you get when you combine four amazing ladies from different backgrounds, a house in Miami, conversations about sex, a pinch of salt and a box of cheesecake? Why, The Golden Girls, of course! One of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, it remains popular around the world to this day, nearly thirty years after the final episode aired! Now, you can relive all the hilarious memories of the classic TV show, in your very own kitchen with this fun-filled new cookbook! The four women-sultry and sexy Southern Belle homeowner Blanche, smart and practical substitute teacher Dorothy, Dorothy's wise-cracking Sicilian mother Sophia and innocent, naive St. Olaf, Minnesota, native Rose-would often gather in the kitchen, to cook or solve a problem, argue, talk about sex or just pig out! Cooking with The Golden Girls: Fun & Delicious Recipes from a Hilarious Miami Kitchen is the ultimate gift for die-hard fans of the classic series. Each recipe features a hilarious quote or snippet from the show, sure to bring belly laughs and fun memories. The "mouth-watering" recipes include Sophia's "Picture It" Sicilian Baba ganoush, Blanche's Boudoir Fried Oyster Dressing, Dorothy's "Spumoni Face" Ambrosia and Rose's St. Olaf Pickled Herring Surprise! All great recipes to try for your next Golden Girls viewing party! So, gather together your ingredients, tune into an episode of The Golden Girls and start singing "Thank You for Being a Friend", it's time to head to the kitchen with Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche, Rose and an unforgettable cast of other characters certain to make you laugh out-loud. Let's eat!

Fodor s Maui

Fodor s Maui
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9781640972872
Available:
Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Fodor's Travel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Whether you want to hike in Maui’s national park, go snorkeling, or attend a luau, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Maui are here to help! Fodor’s Maui guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition travel guide has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s Maui travel guide includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 15 DETAILED MAPS and a FREE PULL-OUT MAP to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LOCALS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “The Best Beaches in Maui,” “The Best Natural Wonders in Maui,” and more TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local cultural traditions including luaus and leis, and more SPECIAL FEATURES on “What to Watch and Read Before You Visit” and “What to Eat and Drink” LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Wailea, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua, Paia, Haleakala National Park, Hana, Molokai, Lanai, and more Planning on visiting the rest of Hawaii? Check out Fodor’s state-wide guide to Hawaii, Essential Hawaii, as well as Fodor’s Big Island, Fodor’s Oahu, and Fodor’s Kauai. *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us!

Golden Girls Thank You For Being A Friend

Golden Girls  Thank You For Being A Friend
Author: Julie Houts
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1368047483
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Kingswell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This fabulous adult picture book pays homage to The Golden Girls?one of the most beloved shows in TV history. Fans will go crazy for the chic, stylized illustrations of Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia, paired with hand-lettered lyrics to the theme song that touched millions of hearts. Thank You For Being a Friend is a perfect gift for Golden Girl enthusiasts of all ages to give to their very own besties.

The Craft Cocktail Party

The Craft Cocktail Party
Author: Julie Reiner
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455581603
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Grand Central Life & Style
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Craft Cocktail book for the rest of us by the top female mixologist in the country. Julie Reiner, the co-owner of The Clover Club in Brooklyn and The Flatiron Lounge in Manhattan, has written a book that provides inspiration for the rest of us, not only the cocktail geeks. She wants to balance the needs of the everyday drinker with those of the passionate mixologist. Recipes are organized around seasonality and occasion, with different events and themes appropriate to the specific time of the year. Each section will include a mixture of holiday-inspired drinks, classic cocktails, and innovative new drinks, all along with fun cocktail lore. Tricks, tips, and techniques -- such as batching and infusions, tools of the trade, notes on spirit types, and easy substitutions to utilize what you already have on hand -- will round out the amazing amount of information in Reiner's book.

About My Mother

About My Mother
Author: Peggy Rowe
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781948677172
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Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Message from Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Guy: Just to be clear, About My Mother is a book about my grandmother, written by my mother. That’s not to say it’s not about my mother—it is. In fact, About My Mother is as much about my mother as it is about my grandmother. In that sense, it’s really a book about “mothers.” …It is not, however, a book written by me. True, I did write the foreword. But it doesn’t mean I’ve written a book about my mother. I haven’t. Nor does it mean my mother’s book is about her son. It isn’t. It’s about my grandmother. And my mother. Just to be clear.—Mike A love letter to mothers everywhere, About My Mother will make you laugh and cry—and see yourself in its reflection. Peggy Rowe’s story of growing up as the daughter of Thelma Knobel is filled with warmth and humor. But Thelma could be your mother—there’s a Thelma in everyone’s life. Shes the person taking charge—the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Today Thelma would be described as an alpha personality, but while growing up, her daughter Peggy saw her as a dictator—albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the beginning—Peggy, the horse-crazy tomboy, and Thelma, the genteel-yet-still-controlling mother, committed to raising two refined, ladylike daughters. Good luck. When major league baseball came to town in the early 1950s and turned sophisticated Thelma into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, nobody was more surprised and embarrassed than Peggy. Life became a series of compromises—Thelma tolerating a daughter who pitched manure and galloped the countryside, while Peggy learned to tolerate the whacky Orioles fan who threw her underwear at the television, shouted insults at umpires, and lived by the orange-and-black schedule taped to the refrigerator door. Sometimes, we’re more alike than we know. And in case you’re wondering, Peggy knows a thing or two about dirty jobs herself…

Tiki

Tiki
Author: Shannon Mustipher
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780789335548
Available:
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shannon Mustipher's exotic cocktails offer a refreshingly modern take on tiki. With original recipes, techniques, tasting notes and recommendations, and tips on style and music, Tiki is an inspirational resource for cocktail lovers ready to explore fine Caribbean rums. Tiki is the endless summer, an instant vacation, a sweet and colorful ticket to paradise with no baggage fees. Romanticized since midcentury but too long overlooked as the province of suburban lodges and family resorts, the tiki cocktail is stepping into its moment with sophisticated spirits lovers, skilled mixologists, and intrepid foodies. In Tiki, Brooklyn-based rum expert Shannon Mustipher brings focus on refreshing flavors, fine spirits, and high-impact easy-to-execute presentation. Dozens of easy-to-follow recipes present new versions of classic tiki drinks along with original cocktails using quality rums, infused and fat-washed spirits, liqueurs, fresh fruit juices, and homemade syrups. Tastemakers in the contemporary tiki boom, including Nathan Hazard, Brother Cleve, Laura Bishop, and Ean Bancroft, contribute their recipes. As a true aficionado, Mustipher breaks down Caribbean rums and spirits with practical tasting notes. Fans of classic tiki bibles such as Smuggler's Cove and Potions of the Caribbean can embrace Tiki's modern style and spirit while new tiki fans learn from Mustipher's expertise, accessible recipes, and clear instruction.

Little Black Book of Maui and Kauai

Little Black Book of Maui and Kauai
Author: Joanne Miller
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781441300126
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With maps and insider tips, this smart travel guidebook will lead you through the Aloha State's most popular gems: Maui, the Valley Isle (and its smaller islands of Moloka'i and Lana'i) and Kaua'i, the Garden Isle! Here's what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, stay, and play-from sun-drenched beaches to cloud-covered volcanoes, from posh resorts to wild emerald-green valleys. Includes "Top Picks". 10 maps (5 for Maui, 1 each for Moloka'i and Lana'i, and 3 for Kaua'i).

The Cocktail Handbook

The Cocktail Handbook
Author: Jesse Greenleaf,Amie Fujiwara
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1935690086
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Watermark Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nationally recognized Waikiki bartenders Jesse Greenleaf and Amie Fujiwara (Food Network, Travel Channel) and 20 other Island "star-tenders" share more than 80 great drink recipes, plus inside tips on bar etiquette, and tools and techniques of the trade. From old classics made new to creative libations infused with Island flavors, "The Cocktail Handbook" presents Hawaii's coolest cocktails-most never before published-shaken or stirred and served up with a splash of aloha!

Beachbum Berry s Grog Log

Beachbum Berry s Grog Log
Author: Jeff Berry,Annene Kaye,Craig Pape
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0943151201
Available:
Release: 1998-05-01
Editor: Slave Labor Graphics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tiki bar mixology is a lost art--but the Grog Log rescues it. A twenty-page introduction traces the history of Polynesian Pop, then teaches you everything you need to know about how to make the Grog Log's eighty tropical drink recipies. Many of these recipies have never before been published anywhere--including vintage "lost" recipies by Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic, and long-gone Polynesian restaurants from the island of Manhattan to the islands of Hawaii. Profusely illustrated with vintage tiki menu graphics from the '50 and '60s, with cover art by famed Exotica artist Bosko.

This Life I Live

This Life I Live
Author: Rory Feek
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780718090128
Available:
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory. By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story. “My life is very ordinary,” says Rory. “On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn’t seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context—as part of a larger story—you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.” In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability. This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither. And it’s the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever. In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey’s story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life’s key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day. A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in. A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted. This is their story. Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way.

The Golden Girls Tarot Cards

The Golden Girls Tarot Cards
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1925811603
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beach Bum Berry s Grog Log

Beach Bum Berry s Grog Log
Author: Jeff Berry
Pages: 98
ISBN: 1593622465
Available:
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Slave Labor Graphics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of The Grog Log is NOT SPIRAL BOUND. Tiki bar mixology is a lost art--but the Grog Log rescues it. A twenty-page introduction traces the history of Polynesian Pop, then teaches you everything you need to know about how to make the Grog Log's eighty tropical drink recipies. Many of these recipies have never before been published anywhere--including vintage "lost" recipies by Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic, and long-gone Polynesian restaurants from the island of Manhattan to the islands of Hawaii. Profusely illustrated with vintage tiki menu graphics from the '50 and '60s, with cover art by famed Exotica artist Bosko. Review SIPS - Trader Vic Drank Here By WILLIAM GRIMES As John Glenn was orbiting the earth for the first time, his fellow Americans were deep into the long-lived craze known as tiki. This gaudy life-style package -- a blend of Polynesian kitsch, fake island food and lethal rum drinks -- began in the late 1930's and early 40's with Los Angeles restaurants like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's, and gradually spread to the suburban patio before fizzling out in the early 1970's. It's back, of course. Jeff Berry and Annene Kaye, serious students of tiki, have compiled a serious tiki cocktail book, "Beachbum Berry's Grog Log." In 96 spiral-bound pages adorned with tiki illustrations, the authors have ranged far and wide to gather classic Polynesian fakes, like the Fog Cutter from Trader Vic's, the Missionary's Downfall from Don the Beachcomber and the Sidewinder's Fang from the Lanai Restaurant in San Mateo, Calif. They have even managed to unearth Manhattan tiki cocktails, like the Hawaiian Room, served at the old Hotel Lexington in the 1940's, and the Headhunter, served at the Hawaii Kai in the 1960's. The authors have also come up with their own tiki-inspired originals, like Hell in the Pacific (151-proof Demerara rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur and grenadine), and the Waikikian (light Puerto Rican Rum, dark Jamaican rum, lemon juice, curaao and orgeat syrup). It's no longer possible to eat Tonga Tabu Native Drum Steak, which was a featured menu item at the now-defunct Islander in Beverly Hills ("from the ovens of the ancient goddess of Bora Bora, Pele, Mistress of Flame"), but you can shake up a Shark's Tooth or a Shrunken Skull. As Mr. Berry and Ms. Kaye see it, they are giving the country the perfect drink book for the age of malaise. "If we're going to feel like zombies," they write in their preface, "we may as well be drinking them." END -- Publisher Comments About the Author Jeff Berry is a learned fan of tropical drinks and is perhaps the foremost authority on the subject. He is also a screenwriter and filmaker.

Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide
Author: Iris Johansen
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780553584394
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Release: 2004-08
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Determined to protect herself from the horrors of her childhood, a young woman finds her remote island refuge terrorized by ruthless mercenaries and heads to the open seas in a perilous race against time to find the site of a lost city before it is too late. Reprint.

I Like to Watch

I Like to Watch
Author: Emily Nussbaum
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780525508960
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From her creation of the first 'Approval Matrix' in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has known all along that what we watch is who we are. In this collection, including several substantive, never-before-published essays, Nussbaum writes about her passion for television beginning with Buffy--as she writes, a show that was so much more than its critical assessment--the evolution of female protagonists over the last decade, the complex role of sexual violence on TV, and what to do about art when the artist is revealed to be a monster. And, she also explores the links between the television antihero and the rise of Trump. The book is an argument, not a collection of reviews. Through it all, Nussbaum recounts her fervent search, over fifteen years, for a new kind of criticism that resists the false hierarchy that places one kind of culture over another. It traces her own development as she has struggled to punch through stifling notions of 'prestige television,' searching for a wilder and freer and more varied idea of artistic ambition--one that acknowledges many types of beauty and complexity, and that opens to more varied voices. It's a book that celebrates television as television, even as each year warps the definition of just what that might mean"

Dollface

Dollface
Author: Renée Rosen
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101617717
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America in the 1920s was a country alive with the wild fun of jazz, speakeasies, and a new kind of woman—the flapper. Vera Abramowitz is determined to leave her gritty childhood behind and live a more exciting life, one that her mother never dreamed of. Bobbing her hair and showing her knees, the lipsticked beauty dazzles, doing the Charleston in nightclubs and earning the nickname “Dollface.” As the ultimate flapper, Vera captures the attention of two high rollers, a handsome nightclub owner and a sexy gambler. On their arms, she gains entrée into a world filled with bootleg bourbon, wailing jazz, and money to burn. She thinks her biggest problem is choosing between them until the truth comes out. Her two lovers are really mobsters from rival gangs during Chicago’s infamous Beer Wars, a battle Al Capone refuses to lose. The heady life she’s living is an illusion resting on a bedrock of crime and violence unlike anything the country has ever seen before. When the good times come to an end, Vera becomes entangled in everything from bootlegging to murder. And as men from both gangs fall around her, Vera must put together the pieces of her shattered life, as Chicago hurtles toward one of the most infamous days in its history, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED