By Jennifer Baumgardner
From Jennifer Baumgardner, one of the leading voices of Third Wave feminism, comes this provocative, thoughtful, often funny collection of essays and interviews that offers a state of the union on contemporary feminist issues. F'em! is a mix of old and new essays by Baumgardner, ranging in tone from laugh-out-loud confessional to sobering analysis. She investigates topics as varied as purity balls, sexuality, motherhood, and shared breastfeeding rape, reproductive rights, and the future of feminism. The essays in F'em! are rounded out by candid one-on-one interviews with leading feminists who have influenced Baumgardner's perspectives,including Riot Grrrls' Kathleen Hanna, Native American activist Winona LaDuke, transgender activist Julia Serano, and artists like Ani DiFranco, Björk, and Amy Ray. At turns intimate, fierce, philosophical, and funny, they are an intimate window into the minds and hearts of Third Wave pioneers. Holding it all together is Baumgardner's insightful thinking about what it means to be a feminist today, as she answers frequently-asked questions: What does it mean to be a woman today? Do we even need feminism anymore?Thought-provoking and cutting-edge, F'em! provides a clearer and more complete understanding of feminism,its past, its present, and its future.
The F Word
By Marie C. Wilson, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Many young women today consider "feminism" a dirty word, an antiquated term that hasn't expanded to accommodate the diverse needs of a new generation. In addition, decades of negative campaigns, excessively "messaged" issues, and hanging chads have all combined to make political apathy appear not only smart, but sexy. The result is that while they still bemoan the state of gender politics, gender equity, and the agendas of their local, state, and national politicians, nearly 19 million young women chose not to vote in the last presidential election. Yes, the face of feminism is changing, but to what end? Is a new generation taking for granted the rights hard-won only a generation before? And by focusing on cultural-not electoral-politics, are young women giving their power away? In this pivotal book, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, political and environmental consultant (and wife of Washington State's Republican senate majority leader), asks these critical questions, tracing feminism's distinguished past and asking what can be done to protect and further women's rights and freedoms.
F**k You And Goodbye
By Matt Potter
History is written by the winners. It's the faithful servants, the insiders, the ones who stick around, who can adapt to almost any condition that get to write the official histories. They publish the memoirs, park in the directors' spots, erect the statues, form the new governments, wipe out the pockets of resistance, recruit the new starters, set the agendas, talk on the documentaries and retrospectives. Yet theirs - the official version - is never the whole story. The quitter's tale offers a far more compelling, and often a more honest version of history. The Last Goodbye, Matt Potter collects the pithiest, angriest, most hilarious messages of resignation throughout history, including those whose exits were a springboard to eventual success, such as Steve Jobs, George Orwell and Charlie Sheen.It's full of self-deception, bloody knives, betrayal, honour, disgrace, disgust, thwarted ambition and shattered hopes, and sometimes a wicked sting in the tail . . .
F**king Up the Buttons on a Babygrow
By Drew Magary
Have you ever faked sleep at 3 a.m. in a perverse game of 'baby monitor chicken' with your partner? Or wondered exactly how dire the consequences of an incorrect measurement of formula might be? Have you fought off the urge to strangle the feral child who smeared something unidenitfiable on the playground slide just before your toddler used it? Or fought off the urge to strangle your own while they repeatedly shout 'What's up f**kface?' to all and sundry during a trip to the supermarket? If you're a new parent, you've probably done at least one of the above. And if you have, it's OK, as Drew Magary expertly demonstrates in this hilarious book. Drew's commentary on the perils of modern-day fatherhood is so acutely observed, and so brilliantly told, that in a perfect world it would be advertised at NCT classes, endorsed by Gina Ford, and handed out in every new parent's Bounty bag. Read it for yourself, give it your partner, or get it for anyone you know who you suspect might be about to fall into the parent trap . . .
By Jason Headley
Breathe in.Clear your desk.Breathe out.Clear your mind.Breathe in.Prepare.Breathe out.And enjoy the most mindful (and hilarious) 15 minutes of your day . . . F*ck That is a meditation guide which will teach you to breathe in strength and breathe out the bullsh*t.
F.M.: The Life Of Frederick Matthias Alexander
By Michael Bloch
The Alexander Technique is a method of muscular re-education, which has become standard training for actors, dancers and singers, and is practised for health reasons all over the world. Its founder, Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869-1955), was an Australian actor who stumbled upon it in the 1890s after studying himself in mirrors to discover why he had lost his voice. He realised that most people suffered from the same postural defects he had noticed in himself, and that this explained much of what went wrong with them. F.M. (as he was known) came to London in 1904 and became enormously successful. During the First World War he practised in America with equal success, converting the American philosopher John Dewey to his cause. He wrote four books (all still in print), and his supporters included Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw and Stafford Cripps. He was, however, a difficult and argumentative man who made enemies. Towards the end of his life he embarked on a libel action against the South African government, which had accused him of charlatanism. He won, and went on practising and propagating his technique until his death aged 86.
By Neil Gershenfeld
What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? According to Neil Gershenfeld, the renowned MIT scientist and inventor, the next big thing is personal fabrication-the ability to design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that combines consumer electronics and industrial tools. Personal fabricators are about to revolutionize the world just as personal computers did a generation ago, and Fab shows us how.
By Howard Sounes
Howard Sounes, the bestselling author of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life , turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented,and wealthiest,men alive: Paul McCartney. Fab is the first exhaustive biography of the legendary musician it tells Sir Paul's whole life story, from childhood to present day, from working-class Liverpool beginnings to the cultural phenomenon that was The Beatles to his many solo incarnations. Fab is the definitive portrait of McCartney, a man of contradictions and a consummate musician far more ruthless, ambitious, and moody than his relaxed public image implies. Based on original research and more than two hundred new interviews, Fab also reveals for the first time the full story of his two marriages, romances, family feuds, phenomenal wealth, and complex relationships with his fellow ex-Beatles.
Fables Of Abundance
By Jackson Lears
Fables of Abundance ranges from the traveling peddlers of early modern Europe to the twentieth-century American corporation, exploring the ways that advertising collaborated with other cultural institutions to produce the dominant aspirations and anxieties in the modern United States.
By Heather Maclean, Teresa Giudice
As the breakout star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey , Teresa Giudice has quickly become a household name- and a New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, Skinny Italian , showcased the health benefits of Old World Italian cuisine. Now she returns with 60 more flavorful family recipes straight from Salerno- with an emphasis on preparing, serving, and eating meals with the ones you love. Teresa shares her simple, inexpensive, and "fabulicious" dishes, including: Secret family recipes: Featuring her Mama's meatballs and her mother-in-law's Ti Amo Tiramisu, the dessert that loves you back. Celebration cooking: From one-dish feasts to the perfect potluck take-alongs, including entertaining tips for any occasion. Light lunches: Spotlighting lighter fare, smaller portions, and sensational salads (as well as Panini!). Kid friendly meals: How to go beyond Mac-and-Cheese, and get little ones involved in the kitchen. Whether you're packing lunches or fixing a weekend feast, Teresa has just the recipe that will keep your family coming back for more- and living La Bella Vita !
Fabulicious!: On the Grill
By Heather Maclean, Teresa Giudice
With three New York Times bestsellers and continued stardom on The Real Housewives of New Jersey , Teresa has more tasty recipes to share with her fans. This next cookbook features Teresa's signature easy, no-fuss Italian cooking,but this time with 70 recipes you can make on the grill, including:Foolproof sauces, rubs, and marinadesHearty red meat & chicken recipesEasy SeafoodLow-fat veggie grillingPizzas out-of-the-ovenOff-the-grill sidesDelicious dessertsAnd more tips on backyard entertainingIncluding special "bikini" recipes for lite eating, fun fare for kids, as well as dozens of tips from husband "Juicy" Joe Giudice, Fabulicious On the Grill has everything you need to cook and dine al fresco !
Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit
By Heather Maclean, Teresa Giudice
With two New York Times best sellers and continued star-status on The Real Housewives of New Jersey , Teresa Giudice has lots more to share with her fans. In this latest book, Teresa provides a detailed program for how she keeps her voluptuous, sexy figure after four kids (and as she approaches 40). The more than 60 recipes in Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit emphasize "skinny": including lessons on playing up veggies and grilled meats, cooking low-calorie Italian favourites, and rules for the five things you MUST cut out (and what to replace them with). But Teresa isn't about deprivation. She loves food, especially pasta and Tiramisu! Teresa proves that you CAN have your skinny jeans and spaghetti too. She tells you exactly how to live La Bella Vita- the "skinny" way.
By Sophie Michell
Sophie's cookbook is the key to becoming an effortlessly glam woman with the best healthy quick-fix dinners for every occasion. All the stylish, creative recipes are for fool-proof dishes that won't make you pile on the pounds - even her recipes for comfort food have been created so that you're not left feeling guilty for indulging at those times when you really need to. Included in the book are recipes for fabulous party food and professional-looking canapes (that can be made in between applying your mascara and painting your nails), easy celebration cakes, aphrodisiac meals for that someone special, as well as detox food for when you really need a quick turnaround to fit into that little black dress. There are also great meals to cook for yourself on weeknights, or stress-free meals to cook for a family or friends.Food is Sophie's forte and she knows that it is the core of life - once you've mastered a good diet, everything else works!
By Nellie Ryan, Nellie Ryan
From beautiful doodles to fabulous ones, Nellie Ryan's fancy illustrations decorate each page and beckon girls young and old to join in! Fill the page with butterflies." What is she daydreaming about?" Customize my snowboard." Design her tutu." The prompts exercise imaginations to be limitless, like every fantastic dream!
By Nellie Ryan
With a shiny foiled cover and 160 spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-colour artwork, you're guaranteed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art.From beautiful doodles to fabulous ones, Nellie Ryan's fancy illustrations decorate each page and beckon girls young and old to join in! Fill the page with butterflies." What is she daydreaming about?" Customize my snowboard." Design her tutu." The prompts exercise imaginations to be limitless, like every fantastic dream!So get ready, get set, and doodle! As always, no drawing skills are required,just your imagination.
By Kevyn Aucoin
Make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin's faces appear in editorial features, fashion shows, music videos and advertising campaigns as well as on the covers of virtually every major magazine. In this follow up to the highly successful MAKING FACES, he once again astonishes with his incredible transformations of famous and ordinary people and demonstrates how anyone can have a variety of different 'faces'. Working with a whole new cast of famous faces, he turns Celine Dion, Julianne Moore, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Lopez and many others into their most beautiful, glamorous, and intriguing selves. He applies his make-up magic to non-celebrities, and for each of them comes up with two or three new looks. For each and every face, both famous and not, he provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations. With this gorgeous and practical book, anyone can 'face forward' with confidence and style.
The Face in the Mirror
By Rhys Bowen
Molly Murphy-Molly Sullivan, now that she and Daniel are finally married-is bored. Having given up her detective agency when she married, she now finds that her life is much less exciting, her days an endless stretch of housekeeping and chores. But when Molly secretly attends a suffragist meeting with her friends Sid and Gus and meets a shy, distracted woman who claims to live in a haunted house, everything is about to change.Rhys Bowen's short story The Face in the Mirror offers just the taste of mystery and mayhem fans will need to tide them over until the next Molly Murphy novel.
The Face Of The Third Reich
By Joachim E. Fest
In these searing profiles the author dissects the lives of fifteen infamous Nazis,including Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann, Ernst Röhm, Hans Frank, Rudolph Höss, Albert Speer, and Hitler himself. He also analyzes the archetypal roles of the officer corps, intellectuals, and women. This work provides fresh perspectives into how dysfunctional psyches, personal ambitions, and ruthless rivalries impacted the creation and evolution of Hitler's Third Reich.
Face Of Danger
By Roxanne St. Claire
Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill . . . it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm. That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays out of her way-and out of her fantasies. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang isn't above using his well-worn rulebook to stop Vivi's latest walk on the wild side. But when they learn her client is involved in something far more insidious than bad acting, Vivi and Colt must work together despite the electrifying attraction arcing between them. For each new clue is bringing them closer to a high-profile crime with a dark and deadly truth at its core . . . and a cold, calculating murderer with nothing left to lose.
By David Baldacci, Various
In this unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's favourite crime writers bring you original, co-written short stories featuring their much-loved series characters. FACE OFF includes the first meeting of Ian Rankin's Rebus and Peter James' Roy Grace; a case for Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, as well as a page-turning mystery starring Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Joseph Finder's Nick Heller. Edited by international bestseller David Baldacci, this exclusive page-turning collection is one of a kind. Read on to discover the full list of author and character pairings:Lee Child's Jack Reacher + Joseph Finder's Nick HellerIan Rankin's John Rebus + Peter James' Roy GraceMichael Connelly's Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch + Dennis Lehane's Patrick KenzieJeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme + John Sanford's Lucas DavenportLinwood Barclay's Glen Garber + Raymond Khoury's Sean ReillyLinda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper + Steve Martini's Paul MadrianiSteve Berry's Cotton Malone + James Rollins' Gray PierceLisa Gardner's D.D. Warren + MJ Rose's Malachai SamuelsT. Jefferson Parker's Joe Trona and John Lescroart's Wyatt HuntHeather Graham's Michael Quinn + F. Paul Wilson's Repairman JackDouglas Preston/Lincoln Child's Aloysius Pendergast + R.L. Stine's Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy