Modern Lovers

Modern Lovers

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“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm From the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Vacationers and All Adults Here, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college— and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Emma Straub
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-05-31
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780698407978


Laura Lamont S Life In Pictures

Laura Lamont S Life In Pictures

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A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age. In 1920, Elsa Emerson, the youngest and blondest of three sisters, is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and more than anything, Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child¹s game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura’s great love; she becomes an Academy Award­-winning actress—and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself. Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is as intimate—and as bigger-than-life—as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub’s reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Emma Straub
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-09-04
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101596890


Other People We Married

Other People We Married

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The beloved story collection from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, All Adults Here and This Time Tomorrow In Other People We Married, Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight. In “Some People Must Really Fall in Love,” an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in “A Map of Modern Palm Springs.” In “Puttanesca,” two widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These twelve stories, filled with sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language, announce the arrival of a major new talent.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Emma Straub
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-02-07
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101575284


The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers

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From the "War on Hippies" to the Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, the story of Modern Lovers is a high octane tale of Brutalist architecture, rock 'n' roll ambition and the struggle for identity in a changing world. One of punk rock's foundational documents, the archetype for indie obsession and all but disowned by its author, The Modern Lovers was an album doomed by its own coolness from day one. Powered by the two-chord wonder “Roadrunner” and its proclamation that “I'm in love with rock 'n' roll,”The Modern Lovers is the essential document of American alienation, an escape route from the cultural wasteland of postwar suburbia. The Modern Lovers is the bridge connecting the Velvet Underground and the Sex Pistols; they were peers of the New York Dolls and friends with Gram Parsons and they would splinter into Talking Heads, The Cars, and The Real Kids. But The Modern Lovers was never meant to be an album. A collection of demos, recorded in fits and starts as Jonathan Richman and his band negotiate modernity and the music industry. It is a collection of songs about a city and a society in flux, grappling with ancient corruptions and bright-eyed idealism. Richman observes a city all but abandoned by adults, ravaged by white flight and urban renewal, veering towards anarchy as old world social moors collide with new attitudes. It is a city stands in stark contrast to the the ranchstyle bedroom community where he was raised. All of these conflicts are churned through Richman's intellectual acuity and emotional unrest to create one of the 20th century's most enduring documents of post-adolescent malaise.

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Genre : Music
Author by : Sean L. Maloney
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2017-02-09
File : 152 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781501322204


The Modern Lovers Or The Adventures Of Cupid The God Of Love A Novel

The Modern Lovers Or The Adventures Of Cupid The God Of Love A Novel

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Genre : Cupid (Roman deity)
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Release : 1756
File : 223 Pages
ISBN-13 : BL:A0017460571


Friends And Strangers

Friends And Strangers

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"From the best-selling author of Maine, a gorgeous, compulsively-readable novel that tells the story of the complex relationship between two women, Elisabeth, a privileged new mother and writer attempting to find her footing after childbirth, and Sam, the idealistic, working-class college student she hires to nanny her young son"--

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Genre : FICTION
Author by : J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2021-04-27
File : 496 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780525436478


The Vacationers

The Vacationers

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"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars) An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated. This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Emma Straub
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-05-29
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101618042


Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories

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An illustrated collection of 175 mini love stories from the New York Times’s Tiny Love Stories column, by the editors of Modern Love.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author by : Daniel Jones
Publisher : Artisan
Release : 2020-12-08
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781648290138


Pocket Kama Sutra

Pocket Kama Sutra

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Take the most potent ingredients from Eastern eroticism, add sumptuous photographs, and mix in a tantalizing blend of ancient and modern wisdom. Wrap it all up in an irresistible gift format. The result? An irresistible pocket-size Kama Sutra that offers a magic potion for the best sex ever!Four sensuous chapters explain it all. Go "Slow and Soulful," with the secret recipe for languid lovemaking that lasts for hours and hours: it's like taking a sensual tour of your partner's body. For sex driven by speed, urgency, and excitement, choose "Fast and Passionate" positions--including one called "Driving in the Peg." "Deep and Erotic" presents a menu of intensely penetrative positions, while "Adventurous" lives up to its name for creative, challenging, and fun moves! All the sex-enhancing ideas come from the classic texts--The Kama Sutra, Ananga Ranga, and The Perfumed Garden--and provide timeless wisdom that leads to truly intimate sex that helps lovers feel connected both in mind and body.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author by : Nicole Bailey
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2006-01-01
File : 144 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781844833245


The Museum Of Modern Love

The Museum Of Modern Love

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“Art will wake you up. Art will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless.” —Heather Rose, The Museum of Modern Love Our hero, Arky Levin, has reached a creative dead end. An unexpected separation from his wife was meant to leave him with the space he needs to work composing film scores, but it has provided none of the peace of mind he needs to create. Guilty and restless, almost by chance he stumbles upon an art exhibit that will change his life. Based on a real piece of performance art that took place in 2010, the installation that the fictional Arky Levin discovers is inexplicably powerful. Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art sit across a table from the performance artist Marina Abramović, for as short or long a period of time as they choose. Although some go in skeptical, almost all leave moved. And the participants are not the only ones to find themselves changed by this unusual experience: Arky finds himself returning daily to watch others with Abramović. As the performance unfolds over the course of 75 days, so too does Arky. As he bonds with other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do. This is a book about art, but it is also about success and failure, illness and happiness. It’s about what it means to find connection in a modern world. And most of all, it is about love, with its limitations and its transcendence.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Heather Rose
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2018-11-27
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781616208875