July 31, 2005
Picking up where his award-winning debut memoir, A Million Little Pieces, left off, James Frey continues the tale of his life with the highly anticipated My Friend Leonard. Unafraid of vulgarity, Frey uses his strong, unfaltering language that permeates through his writing to successfully transmit his emotion from the page to his reader. For those who have read A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard is an absolute necessary read; and those who havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t must immediately find out for themselves why FreyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s memoirs are so highly acclaimed.
James FreyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s previous work, A Million Little Pieces, was his award-winning debut into the literary world. The publisher of Frey’s memoir is Riverhead Hardcover.
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July 30, 2005
When Llewelyn Moss decides to take a leisurely hunting trip down the Rio Grande, he finds several dead men, a supply of heroin, and $2.4 million in cash. Moss is a man running from both the law and a psychopathic murderer. Cormac McCarthyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s novel is one of desperation and consequence, good and evil. McCarthyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inspired style is compared to the greats of Hemmingway and Faulkner.
Cormac McCarthy has written eight novels. He is the recipient of a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. The publisher of No Country for Old Men is Knopf of Random House.
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July 29, 2005
Karrine Steffans is one of the hip-hop industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most desired video dancer, turned Hollywood actress. She has appeared in videos with the superstar likes of Jay-Z and Mystikal, as well as the film A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. Confessions of a Video Vixen is SteffansÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ arousing memoir about her experiences in the whirlwind industry of entertainment. Steffans offers a controversial look at her tumultuous life and beyond the ritz of fancy restaurants and magazine covers.
Karrine Steffans is a dancer that has appeared in number of hip-hop music videos. She entered the film industry with a role in A Man Apart.
Hilariously awful press release.
Racy excerpts from the book followed by frequently profane comments.
July 28, 2005
Calling America Ã¢â‚¬Å“screwed upÃ¢â‚¬Â may seem insulting and inaccurate, but author Bernard Goldberg is just trying to target a few of this great countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s misfits. This isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t your usual list book, as Goldberg targets the members of groups such as the America Bashers that snub ordinary citizens, the Hollywood Blowhards that make too much of their stardom, and the Intellectual Thugs that reign at the top of our top universities. Goldberg successfully counts down the 100 people he believes are screwing up our country is his characteristically serious but comical style.
Bernard Goldberg is the author of bestseller, Bias, a number one New York Times bestseller. He is the recipient of eight Emmy awards and a contributor for CBSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 48 Hours. The publisher is HarperCollins Publishers.
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell returns to New York City and the power-hungry women who inhabit it with Lipstick Jungle, the story of three women on the New York Post’s list of “New York’s 50 Most Powerful Women” who are trying to get and stay ahead. Nico, the editor-in-chief at Bonfire magazine, is juggling her time between her Columbia professor husband and her naive lover; fashion designer Victory Ford is trying to save her business since launching a new line; and Wendy, an executive at a Miramax-ish movie studio, strives to finish her latest Oscar contendor while dealing with her unemployed husband. Some say Lipstick Jungle picks up where Sex and the City left off, only now the women are a little older, a lot richer, but not much better off.
Published by Hyperion.
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July 27, 2005
Who can rock the naked body better than a stripper? According to Jennifer Axen and Leigh Phillips, no one can! ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why these two authors embarked on a quest to enlighten every woman on the secrets to looking good naked. Axen and Phillips interviewed hundreds of strippers to find out their beauty secrets on how to make the real, nude body look good. Whether on the beach or in the bedroom, this guide teaches women how to be confident and showcase her best features.
Jennifer Axen is a writer and researcher whose work has appeared in a range of publications, from the Onion to Allure. Leigh Phillips is a writer with a master’s from the University of Manchester in England. The publisher of this book is Chronicle Books.
July 26, 2005
Lily is an elderly matriarch of the Tongkou village who is preoccupied by reflections of her past. Author Lisa See takes the reader on a moving journey through ChinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history as Lily recalls the prejudices and hardships of a female in China when she was a girl. Sara Peyton of the San Francisco Chronicle praises SeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“fluid languageÃ¢â‚¬Â and charming blend of action, history and emotion in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
Lisa See is the author of the novel Flower Net and the memoir On Gold Mountain. See was the Organization of Chinese American WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2001 National Woman of the Year. Random House is the publisher of this novel.
July 25, 2005
Max Bhagat is the commander of an FBI counterterrorism unit. He is a man of example; driven by determination, power and iron will, Max lets nothing come between him and his work, not even love. That is, until his love interest Gina Vitagliano gets caught in a deadly trap. Max finds himself placing Gina in the priority of his work as he risks his life for his love.
Suzanne Brockmann has written over 40 books in a little over ten years. She is an award-winning author of romantic suspense. The publisher of Breaking Point is Ballantine Books.
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July 24, 2005
In The Book of Soduko, author Michael Mepham has compiled a collection of great Soduko puzzles, complete with the rules of the game. Soduko is the latest craze in puzzles; it involves no math, but rather, reasoning and logic. Puzzles can be solved in as little as minutes or as long as a half hour, depending on skill. The craze of Soduko puzzles has been compared to that of crossword puzzles; who knows if Soduko will last as long.
Puzzle compiler Michael Mepham handles The Daily TelegraphÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Weekend Giant general crossword puzzle. Overlook TP is the publisher of The Book of Soduko.
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July 23, 2005
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Mr. Muo of the novelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s title is a middle-aged man attempting to practice psychoanalysis in China. Recently returned from studying Freud and Lacan in Paris, Mr. Muo sets off on a secret quest to free his love interest, fronted by a quest to enlighten his country with his practices. Richard Eder of The Boston Globe comments on the muddiness and lack of substance behind Mr. MuoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s adventures in his review of this novel about psychoanalysis, love and, mostly, sexuality.
Chinese author Dai Sijie is a filmmaker and novelist and currently resides in France. His first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, was an international bestseller.
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