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Middle-­aged single mother and entertainment publicist Suzanne Portnoy leads a double life. Monday to Friday, she's a professional executive devoted to her two adolescent boys. But at weekends she spends her kid-­free hours having sex, with a different man each time. Or multiple men. Picking up where her first book, The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: An Erotic Memoir, left off, this memoir finds Suzanne both confronting the consequences, and enjoying the fruits, of her notoriety as the bestselling author of an erotic memoir. From a coked-­up rock star to an uptight millionaire, to a hunky stripper, Suzanne attracts plenty of men wherever she goes, particularly once they learn her identity. But just when Suzanne grows reconciled to the possibility of never settling down, she meets a man who wants to be more than one of her 'friends.­' While debating whether to unload her 'portfolio' of men for the potential one true lover, this most unconventional woman ponders the most . . .

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In her first book, which won the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Jane Brox writes of going back to the farm where she grew up, to help her aging father and the troubled brother who works the land with him. She memorably captures the cadences of farm life and the people who sustain it, at a time when both are waning.

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When he was a high school senior, Lloy Ball disappointed most people in his small Northeast Indiana community by turning down a chance to play basketball for Bobby Knight at <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_­1224252866_­0 style="CURSOR: hand; BO...

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Princess Spider is the best known Female Dominatrix on the UK fetish scene, and a Sky TV television personality. In her book she will be offering unrestricted and unprecedented access to her fascinating, shocking, and very bizarre world: Extraordinary true stories from her private and public domination of both men and women Expert detailed knowledge on every aspect of female domination: role-­playing, imagery, dress-­codes, rituals, equipment, playrooms anddungeons Access to slaves and their slave diaries: the slave-­mistress relationship revealed in full Reportage on femdom rituals and sessions as they happen

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Jean-­Louis Fournier did not expect to have a disabled child. He certainly did not expect to have two. But that is precisely what happened to this wry French humorist, and his attempts to live and cope with his Mathieu and Thomas, both facing extremely debilitating physical and mental challenges, is the subject of this brave and heartbreaking book. Fournier recalls the life he imagined having with his sons—but his boys will never really grow up, and he mourns the loss of every memory he thought he’d have.   Though a devoted father, he does not shy away from exploring the limits of his love, the countless times he is filled with frustration and disappointment with no relief in sight. Mathieu and Thomas can barely communicate, and each in turn repeats learned phrases, such as “Where we going, Daddy?­” (a favorite in the car) in what feels toFournier to be an eternal loop.   In WhereWe Going, Daddy? Fournier reveals everything, and that is perhaps his most remarkable quality. He does . . .

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The second I stepped through the doors of Rolling Stone as a real employee, I wanted to shake off my old personality like the rigid husk of a cicada. But how could I cultivate a new, hip persona when I lived with my parents in a New Jersey suburb and wore black leggings as pants?­New Jersey in the 1980s had everything Jancee Dunn wanted: trips down the shore, Bruce Springsteen, a tantalizing array of malls, and, especially, her family. Barreling down the Turnpike in her parents' Buick LeSabre, her perm brushing the ceiling of the car, she felt ragingly alive. But one night she met a girl who worked at Rolling Stone magazine in New York City. To Jancee, who visited the city exactly once a year with her parents and two sisters, New York might as well have been in Canada. But she loved music, so with bleak expectations she passed along her r&#201;­sum&#201;, dashing her father's hopes that she would carry on the family legacy of service to J. C. Penney (a...

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This book is about a young man (Akbar Mohammadi), a student at Tehran university get arrested during the student uprise in July 1999. His only crime was defending the basic human rights in Iran. He was encarserated, tortured and eventually killed in prison after seven years He talks in his memoire about the barbaric torture and treatment imposed upon political prisoners in Iran by the Islamic regime in Iran. After his death, his sister (Nasrin Mohammadi) picks up where he left off and tell the world about her brother. She talks about how the family could coup with this extremely difficult situation Akbar was a follower of Gondhi and Martin Luther King and belived in Non-­Violant movement.

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The love letters of Gerda and Kurt Klein, revealing one of the greatest love stories ever told.­Over fifty years ago, Gerda Weissmann was barely alive at the end of a 350-­mile death march that took her from a slave labor camp in Germany to the Czech border. On May 7, 1945, the American military stormed the area, and the first soldier to approach Gerda was Kurt Klein. She guided him to her fellow prisoners who lay sick and dying on the ground, and quoted Goethe: "Noble be man, merciful and good.­" Perhaps it was her irony, her composure, her evident compassion in the face of tragedy, that struck Kurt Klein. A great love had begun. Forced to separate just weeks after liberation and hours after their engagement, Gerda and Kurt began a correspondence that lasted until their reunion and wedding in Paris a year later. Their poignant letters reflect upon the horrors of war and genocide, but above all, upon the rapture and salvation of true love.

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In 1971, Lee Myonghi, aged five, was taken from her family and placed in a Korean orphanage. Six months later, she was flown to the United States, where she and two other Korean girls were adopted by a Minnesota couple. They renamed her Kelly Jean. Eleven years later, Kelly found herself at the doorstep of a Minnesota agency, although this time as a teen mother giving her own child up for adoption. Kelly later married and had two more children. Then, in 2007, Kellys husband found her original, Korean family, and so began a journey that reunited Kelly with the family whom she thought had abandoned her, and brought her face to face with the daughter she herself had lost twenty-­five years before. Told with refreshing honesty, Songs of My Families is the moving story of two generations of women forced to make agonizing choices as they coped with harsh economic realities and personal crises. It is also an affirmation of the strength of family, the importance of ones cultural heritage, . . .

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Танк давно стал символом советской военной мощи. Сотни наших танков, поднятых на пьедестал, стоят по всей стране и половине Европы в качестве памятников Великой Победе.­Но вот парадокс – за 60 лет не было опубликовано ни единого серьезного исследования по боевому применению советских танков в годы Великой Отечественной войны. То есть об истории их создания, устройстве, ТТХ достойных работ предостаточно, но о советских танках в бою – не было ни одной.­ЭТА КНИГА – ПЕРВАЯ.­Ее автор, известный исследователь, признанный специалист по истории бронетехники, подробно рассказывает о боевом пути всех типов советских танков – легких, средних и тяжелых – накануне и во время Отечественной войны, об их боевых возможностях и особенностях боевого применения, о слабых и сильных сторонах, успехах и ошибках, поражениях и победах.

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