Sad Girls

Author: Lang Leav
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449487823
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School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the enigmatic Rad – the boy who could turn it all around. But will their ill-timed romance drive her closer to the edge?

The Aesthetics Of Self Harm

Author: Zoe Alderton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317269284
Size: 37.30 MB
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The Aesthetics of Self-Harm presents a new approach to understanding parasuicidal behaviour, based upon an examination of online communities that promote performances of self-harm in the pursuit of an idealised beauty. The book considers how online communities provide a significant level of support for self-harmers and focuses on relevant case studies to establish a new model for the comprehension of the online supportive community. To do so, Alderton explores discussions of self-harm and disordered eating on social networks. She examines aesthetic trends that contextualise harmful behavior and help people to perform feelings of sadness and vulnerability online. Alderton argues that the traditional understanding of self-violence through medical discourse is important, but that it misses vital elements of human group activity and the motivating forces of visual imagery. Covering psychiatry and psychology, rhetoric and sociology, this book provides essential reading for psychologists, sociologists and anthropologists exploring group dynamics and ritual, and rhetoricians who are concerned with the communicative powers of images. It should also be of great interest to medical professionals dealing with self-harming patients.

220 Lyrics From The Eighties

Author: Kiwi Bloke
Publisher: Paul Oliver
ISBN: 1471091023
Size: 63.20 MB
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Contained in this book are the lyrics to over 200 of the greatest songs of the 80's. Contents are an easy layout containing the Artist and their songs for easy searching. Grab a copy and I guarantee it will bring back the memories.

Get Lit Rising

Author: Diane Luby Lane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582705771
Size: 74.22 MB
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Get to know the Get Lit Players—a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world—with this standards-based book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances. Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who struggle with homelessness, autism, incarceration, body image, depression, and more. But they use the power of poetry to reclaim their lives and influence their friends, families, and communities. This uplifting book also offers the classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers to set their own inner poet free. Ending with a section for parents and educators featuring the curriculum that’s already in schools throughout California, this slam-dunk shows how to get teens excited about poetry and how to create poetry groups and slams in their own communities.

The Rosary Girls

Author: Richard Montanari
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345482037
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Richard Montanari's The Echo Man. In his sleek, visceral novels Deviant Way, Kiss of Evil, and The Violet Hour, Richard Montanari slammed into the suspense field like a force of nature. Now Montanari has written an astounding novel that pits two besieged detectives against a fiercely intelligent serial killer. Sprawling beneath the statue of William Penn, Philadelphia is a city of downtrodden crack houses and upscale brownstones. Somewhere in this concrete crazy quilt, one teenage Catholic girl is writing in her diary, another is pouring her heart out to a friend, and yet another is praying. And somewhere in this city is a man who wants these young women to make his macabre fantasy become reality. In a passion play of his own, he will take the girls–and a whole city–over the edge. Kevin Byrne is a veteran cop who already knows that edge: He’s been living on it far too long. His marriage failing, his former partner wasting away in a hospital, and his heart lost to mad fury, Byrne loves to take risks and is breaking every rule in the book. And now he has been given a rookie partner. Jessica Balzano, the daughter of a famous Philly cop, doesn’t want Byrne’s help. But they will need each other desperately, since they’ve just caught the case of a lifetime: Someone is killing devout young women, bolting their hands together in prayer, and committing an abomination upon their otherwise perfect bodies. Byrne and Balzano spearhead the hunt for the serial killer, who leads them on a methodically planned journey. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams–and vanish just as quickly. And while Byrne’s sins begin to catch up with him, and Balzano tries to solve the blood-splattered puzzle, the body count rises. Meanwhile, the calendar is approaching Easter and the day of the resurrection. When the last rosary is counted, a madman’s methods will be revealed, and the final crime will be the one that hurts the most. Relentlessly paced and vividly told, The Rosary Girls is a smart, emotionally complex, fiercely gripping thriller from an author who takes chances, breaks new ground, and leaves readers haunted and moved long after the last page is turned.

Women Without Class

Author: Julie Bettie
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520929314
Size: 47.86 MB
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In this examination of white and Mexican-American girls coming of age in California's Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head and offers new tools for understanding the ways in which class identity is constructed and, at times, fails to be constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Documenting the categories of subculture and style that high school students use to explain class and racial/ethnic differences among themselves, Bettie depicts the complex identity performances of contemporary girls. The title, Women Without Class, refers at once to young working-class women who have little cultural capital to enable class mobility, to the fact that class analysis and social theory has remained insufficiently transformed by feminist and ethnic studies, and to the fact that some feminist analysis has itself been complicit in the failure to theorize women as class subjects. Bettie's research and analysis make a case for analytical and political attention to class, but not at the expense of attention to other axes of identity and social formations.

Tiny Treasures

Author: Nadine Vaughan Williams
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496912012
Size: 31.22 MB
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Tiny Treasures: Tales of Courage and Hope, takes the reader on a gentle journey that warms the heart and brings a smile to the face. These tiny tales speak to children and parents of all ages, from all traditions. Based on real life events, each story addresses a different life lesson that encourages little ones to learn how to face their monsters; care for a sick loved one; and explore the question "Who am I... really?" In doing so, children learn to value those who have gone before and create a life of peace and happiness.

Las Vegas Babylon

Author: Jeff Burbank
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9781861059666
Size: 28.96 MB
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What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas and the proof is in this lively and entertaining compilation of stories chronicling decades of decadence, celebrity shenanigans and political corruption, as well as the glitz and glamour of the casinos that pass for everyday life in Las Vegas. Underneath the city’s present success lies many infamous tales of excess and debauchery. Using new information from recently released FBI documents, Jeff Burbank brings to life the Vegas mob in its heyday, recounting never before heard tales of the mobsters who made Vegas what is today. But mobsters aren’t the only ones with skeletons in Las Vegas’s closet. Over the years, Hollywood stars have had their share of the limelight. Burbank has uncovered the many fateful, and often amusing, incidents that have befallen the glamourous and here he recalls the details of the darkest moments in the lives of the famous and the foolish: such as Marilyn Monroe’s quickie divorce; boxer Sonny Liston’s secret heroin deal just before his death; The Doors singer Jim Morrison’s arrest for fighting on the Strip; comic Lenny Bruce’s hilarious onstage run-in with singer Pearl Bailey; the Vegas drug store that sent drugs and syringes to Elvis Presley almost anywhere he wanted; and the hookers who tricked-rolled comedian Tommy Smothers in his Strip hotel room. Also featured are the stories of everyday people –casino workers, small business people and random travellers – who found their lives turned upsude down by Las Vegas temptations. With fast-paced and entertaining prose, Burbank captures the true stories from Las Vegas’ seedy underbelly that have led to America’s 100 year fascination with the aptly-named Sin City.