The Voyeur s Motel

The Voyeur s Motel
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780802189738
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

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The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times

The Voyeur s Motel

The Voyeur s Motel
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1611855306
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Release: 2017-04-06
Editor: Grove Press
Language: en

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The Voyeur s Motel

The Voyeur s Motel
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9781611859546
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Release: 2016-07-14
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,' the letter began, 'I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.' The man went on to tell Talese a remarkable, shocking secret, so compelling that Talese travelled to Colorado to verify it in person. But because the letter-writer insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, certain the story would remain untold. Over the next thirty-five years, the man occasionally reached out to Talese to fill him in on the latest developments in his life, but he continued to insist on anonymity. Finally, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public. In the tradition of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Talese's landmark, best-selling exploration of the sexual revolution in America, this will be a provocative, eye-opening and much-talked-about book.

Thy Neighbor s Wife

Thy Neighbor s Wife
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0061872288
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Release: 2009-06-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The provocative classic work newly updated An intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscape When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of suburbia—through the development of the porn industry, the rise of the "swinger" culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of "ordinary" people. It is the book that forever changed the way Americans look at themselves and one another.

Unto the Sons

Unto the Sons
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780307765413
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Release: 2014-11-12
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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"An Italian ROOTS." —The Washington Post Book World At long last, Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant families and the hope and sacrifice that took them from the familiarity of the old world into the mysteries and challenges of the new.

The Kingdom and the Power

The Kingdom and the Power
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780679644736
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Release: 2013-08-14
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Beautifully documented . . . no less than a landmark in the field of writing and journalism.”—The Nation “Fascinating . . . Seldom has anyone been so successful in making a newspaper come alive as a human institution.”—The New York Times In this century and the last, most of history's important news stories have been broken to a waiting nation by The New York Times. In The Kingdom and the Power, former Times correspondent and bestselling author Gay Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues at the daily, revealing the stories behind the personalities, rivalries, and scopes at the most influential paper in the world. In gripping detail, Talese examines the private and public lives of the famed Ochs family, along with their direct descendants, the Sulzbergers, and their hobnobbing with presidents, kings, ambassadors, and cabinet members; the vicious struggles for power and control at the paper; and the amazing story of how a bankrupt newspaper turned itself around and grew to Olympian heights. Regarded as a classic piece of journalism, The Kingdom and the Power is as gripping as a work of fiction and as relevant as today's headlines. Praise for The Kingdom and the Power “I know of no book about a great institution which is so detailed, so intensely personalized, or so dramatized as this volume about The New York Times.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A serious and important account of one of the few genuinely powerful institutions in our society.”—The New Leader “A superb study of people and power.”—Women's Wear Daily

The Bridge

The Bridge
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781620409114
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Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the fiftieth anniversary of the completion of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, a beautifully produced, heavily illustrated edition of Gay Talese's classic history of the iconic structure, now with a new introduction by the author. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge, linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island, is an engineering marvel. At 13,700 feet, it is the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world. But the sheer size of the bridge is only one part of its complicated, fascinating history. Renowned journalist Gay Talese chronicled the human drama the bridge's completion: from the construction workers high on the beams to the backroom dealing that displaced whole neighborhoods to make way for the bridge, through to the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering. Now in a new, beautifully packaged edition featuring dozens of breathtaking photos and architectural drawings, The Bridge remains both a riveting narrative of politics and courage and a demonstration of Talese's consummate reporting and storytelling that will captivate new generations of readers.

White Fur

White Fur
Author: Jardine Libaire
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9780451497925
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Release: 2017
Editor: Hogarth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn't graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore."--

Daily Negations

Daily Negations
Author: John S. Hall
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1933368454
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Release: 2007-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The world is full of self-help books and they're all rubbish. The Little Book of Calm peddles mealy-mouthed lunacy to the gullible and the stressed, with no greater effect than that of exponentially enlarging the reading population of the globe whose smugness is matched only by its stupidity. Chicken Soup for the Soul offers watery platitudes to people whose "problems" are of roughly the same size and significance as running out of soap halfway through the morning shower. And Daily Affirmations throws incomprehensibly glib truisms down the gullets of halfwits whose mental disposition is already calibrated to believe the best of everything anyway. Result? Exponentially expanding ripples of self-satisfied fantasy spreading a sickly pall of sweetness and light over a nation of hopeless Don Quixotes. The problem, essentially, is this: self-help books are pointless. The kind of person who is likely to buy one in the first place doesn't really need it because they are already convinced that the world is the kind of place whose problems can be solved by stating the blindingly obvious in an overpriced heap of claptrap with a horrible pink cover. Until now. John S. Hall, legendary lead singer of the cult '90s rock band King Missile, is ready to kick back. Taking its template from the appalling Daily Affirmations, Daily Negations offers a year-long selection of depressing aphorisms, bons mots and realism guaranteed to tell things the way they actually are. Neg-heads everywhere, rejoice: fools will no longer be suffered gladly. And as for the fools - wake up and smell the coffee (which has probably been stolen from underprivileged children and used to smuggle cocaine across the Bolivian border). Daily consultation of this book will lead to a normal, realistic worldview. Self-help books, prepare to meet thy maker...

The V Spot

The V Spot
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781460339596
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Release: 2014-10-08
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How hot is your night going to get? Take the quiz and find out! 1. You're a curvy, cute and practical nurse, ready to unleash your inner naughty nymphette for your 25th birthday. You start with… a. Chocolate cake. b. Champagne. Lots of it. c. A blind date set up by your daring best friend. 2. Your guy turns out to be popular (and insanely hot) wrestler Brody "The Bull" Bullock. You… a. Run for the door. b. Admire his hotness, then run for the door. c. Imagine him naked. 3. You're meeting Brody at V-Spot, a "Voyeur Motel." What are you wearing? a. A cute sundress with wedge sandals b. You're not going anywhere without Spanx c. Doesn't matter. Brody is sexy enough that it's all coming off! If you selected all of the above, you're in for the night of your life….

Hush Hush

Hush  Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781442465138
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Release: 2012-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

Redefining Manhood

Redefining Manhood
Author: Jim Pathfinder Ewing
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1844096602
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Release: 2015-04
Editor: Findhorn Press (US)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While women have forged ahead in the workplace and society, men are finding themselves increasingly marginalized, socially, professionally, economically -- enough so that one book on bestseller lists recently has been titledThe End of Men. This has led to calls for a men’s movement and courses are being taught, but they are failing to find traction among men. The reason should be plain: where onceIron John stood as an archetype, along with the King, Warrior, Lover and Magician, those roles have become sadly outdated. The old archetypes of manhood no longer apply. In this book, the author of six books on energy medicine, Native American spirituality and mindfulness, outlines why the current courses on men’s empowerment are failing and offers a new way of looking at male roles that edates the modern era. It is a "back to the future” approach to manhood that actually is better suited for the male psyche, having existed for thousands of years in all parts of the globe. Modernized, this "survival kit” for the male gender can revitalize male and female relations on a more balanced and time-honored footing. This book serves as a self-help manual for men, a guide for men’s retreats, and a primer for wives, daughters, mothers and female friends to help the men in their lives adopt a newer, healthier way of living in balance with a society that is rapidly shifting its roles. Other books on this topic repeat tired stereotypes of the "king,” "lover,” "warrior,” "magician” and similar shorthand versions of men’s roles; but those roles no longer hold much value in today’s society. In a society where women have more education and higher earning capacity than men, a woman can be "king.” Women no longer sit idly waiting to be awakened by a Prince Charming; they are active lovers, emancipated from the Sleeping Beauty archetype. If men try to adopt outdated "lover” roles, they find themselves alone, even pitied. Women are warriors, and magicians, and welders, firefighters and CEOs. An "Iron John” who wishes to retreat into what he is taught is his strength in masculinity -- the wild man of ancient times -- will find himself alienated and out of step with reality. Conversely, if men try to adopt feminized versions of men’s roles, they will find themselves equally marginalized. Women don’t need men to be women. Nor do they need men who patronize them. This book teaches men how to be men in a new (yet time-tested way) by reevaluating how they were brought up and determining which behaviors are suitable for adopting, and which are suitable for rejecting.

A Writer s Life

A Writer s Life
Author: Gay Talese
Pages: 429
ISBN: 9780812977288
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Release: 2007
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An impassioned and candid memoir by the influential writer shares his personal and professional life as he reflects on the events, personalities, places, and ideas that have shaped his life and work, from the civil rights struggle and changing American sexual mores to memorable people, both famous and not, whom he has profiled. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

RISK

RISK
Author: Kevin Allison
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316478274
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Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A "fascinating" (MetroSource) collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us. Collecting the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast RISK!, along with all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures, this book paints a spellbinding portrait of the transformational moments we experience in life but rarely talk about. No topics are off-limits in RISK!, no memories too revealing to share. From accidentally harboring a teen fugitive to being poisoned while tripping on LSD in the Mayan ruins, these stories transport readers into uncharted territory and show how your life can change when you take an extraordinary leap. In these jaw-dropping stories, edited and introduced by RISK! host Kevin Allison, writers reveal how they pushed drugs for a Mexican cartel only to end up kidnapped and nearly killed, how they joined a terrifying male-empowerment cult and fought desperately for a way out, how they struggled with pregnancy complications and found a hero where they least expected it, and so much more. A lifelong construction worker shares the intimate details of transitioning to being a woman, a bestselling author discusses how he assumed the identity of his babysitter online in a social experiment gone awry, and a beloved comedian discusses how a blow job from a prostitute changed his life. By turns cautionary and inspiring, RISK! presents an extraordinary panorama of the breadth of human experience and a stunning tribute to the power of the truth to set us free. Featuring essays by: Aisha Tyler A.J. Jacobs Michael Ian Black Marc Maron Lili Taylor Dan Savage Paul F. Tompkins TS Madison Jonah Ray And many more!

Intellectual Impostures

Intellectual Impostures
Author: Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal
Pages: 491
ISBN: 9781847657824
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Release: 2011-05-26
Editor: Profile Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing the reactions to the book and answering some of the attacks.

The Unicorn s Secret

The Unicorn s Secret
Author: Steven Levy
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781504042130
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Release: 2016-11-08
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The true story of Ira Einhorn, the Philadelphia antiwar crusader, environmental activist, and New Age guru with a murderous dark side. During the cultural shockwaves of the 1960s and ’70s, Ira Einhorn—nicknamed the “Unicorn”—was the leading radical voice for the antiwar movement at the University of Pennsylvania. At his side were such noted activists as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. A brilliantly articulate advocate for peace in a turbulent era, he rallied followers toward the growing antiestablishment causes of free love, drugs, and radical ecological reform. In 1979, when the mummified remains of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, a Bryn Mawr flower child from Tyler, Texas, were found in a trunk in his apartment, Einhorn claimed a CIA frame-up. Incredibly, the network of influential friends, socialites, and powerful politicians he’d charmed and manipulated over the years supported him. Represented by renowned district attorney and future senator Arlen Specter, Einhorn was released on bail. But before trial, he fled the country to an idyllic town in the French wine region and disappeared. It would take more than twenty years—and two trials—to finally bring Einhorn to justice. Based on more than two years of research and 250 interviews, as well as the chilling private journals of Einhorn and Maddux, prize-winning journalist Steven Levy paints an astonishing and complicated portrait of a man motivated by both genius and rage. The basis for 1998 NBC television miniseries The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, The Unicorn’s Secret is a “spellbinding sociological/true crime study,” revealing the dark and tragic dimensions of a man who defined an era, only to shatter its ideals (Publishers Weekly).

Come to Me Quietly

Come to Me Quietly
Author: A. L. Jackson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780698144040
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Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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From the acclaimed bestselling author of Lost to You and When We Collide comes a New Adult novel of one woman’s obsession: a man who’s as passionate as he is elusive—and as tempting as he is trouble… Aleena Moore is haunted by Jared Holt. It’s been six years since she’s seen her brother’s best friend, the self-destructive bad boy she secretly loved in high school. As the years pass, she knows it’s time to move on. Time to decide between a practical nursing degree and her true dream as an artist. Time to get over Jared and give another guy a chance… Just when she opens her heart to her friend, Gabe, Aly returns home to find Jared sleeping on her couch. The teenage boy she loved has grown into a man she can’t resist. Covered in tattoos and lost in rage, he’s begging to be saved from his demons—the memories of the day he destroyed his family. As the two reconnect, their passion is hot enough to torch Aly’s judgment. But can she risk her future for a man who lives on the edge of destruction?

The Voyeurs

The Voyeurs
Author: Gabrielle Bell
Pages: 156
ISBN: 098468140X
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents autobiographical stories of the comic book artist's life, including traveling with a group of nomadic indie artists, attending comic conventions, her ex-boyfriend Michael Gondry, and friendship with her neighbor Tony.

Rewind

Rewind
Author: Catherine Ryan Howard
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781538519691
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLAY Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges on-screen, kills her, and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself? PAUSE Natalie wishes she’d stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There’s something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can’t—not until she’s found what she’s looking for ... REWIND Psycho meets Fatal Attraction in this explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You’ve already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking ...

One Smart Cookie

One Smart Cookie
Author: John Nez
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1489623531
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Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Av2 by Weigl
Language: en

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