This can’t be happening! Mike Triggs had spent most of his life in politics, primarily working for the Republican Party. In fact, he was considered a political golden boy until his career is forever tarnished. While managing a governor’s re-election campaign, a right-wing opposing candidate unceremoniously OUTs him and he quickly spirals from the top echelons of the GOP to selling underwear at a high-end department store in Sheboygan, WI. Seriously! Going from his comfortable closet to the retail world, Mike never expected the crazy drama he would encounter. From hoity-toity Sheboygan shoppers to crafty shoplifters, religious fanatics, screaming kids, racists, entitled “Karens,” and drag queens to an evil store manager and her slimy sidekick, a co-worker who thinks she’s an African queen and vicious coworkers scrapping over a whopping 1% commission—you just can’t make this $#!+ up! And Mike takes it all on with satiric flair while revealing his struggle with coming out, coping with the aftermath of the AIDs epidemic and finding true friends in unlikely places. Based on true experiences, Seriously, You Can’t Make This $#!+ Up! is just as laugh-out-loud fun as it is undeniably heartwarming.
From "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair) comes this indispensable how-to for nonfiction writers of all levels and genres, "reminiscent of Stephen King's fiction handbook On Writing" (Kirkus). Whether you're writing a rags-to-riches tell-all memoir or literary journalism, telling true stories well is hard work. In You Can't Make This Stuff Up, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, offers his unvarnished wisdom to help you craft the best writing possible. Frank, to-the-point, and always entertaining, Gutkind describes and illustrates every aspect of the genre. Invaluable tools and exercises illuminate key steps, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding the genre, this practical guidebook will help you thoroughly expand and stylize your work.
This mini-comic (story and art by Hayley Gold) takes place after the events of Letters to Margaret and contains a bonus puzzle by Robyn Weintraub. Letters to Margaret is a crossword graphic novel split in two parts, one facing the opposite direction from the other. It is a comic book you can solve, as it is loaded with crossword puzzles of the kind you'd find in the New York Times. As the reader solves the puzzles, the characters comment on the crosswords throughout, and one of the characters gets a few edits from the Times's long-passed editor, Margaret Farrar. The book challenges the reader's perception of what should be in a crossword puzzle, plunging them into the world of cruciverbalism.
In her highly-anticipated nonfiction debut, humorist, popular blogger, and USA Today bestselling author, Susannah B. Lewis (Whoa! Susannah) uses dry wit and an eye for the absurd to find laughter in even the most challenging circumstances. Millions of online fans have flocked to Susannah B. Lewis's hysterical, take-no-prisoners videos that capture her uproarious yet deeply faithful view of the world. Now she brings to book form her keen eye for the absurd as she reveals her experiences growing up in a small Tennessee town. From the time an escaped albino panther wandered into her backyard to the Thanksgiving when an egg in the table's centerpiece hatched a baby chicken to the kind neighbors who brought casseroles in Tupperware for months—even years—after her father died when she was just eleven years old, the stories she tells delve deeply into the rich culture of the South that molded her. Clinging to the promises of God in times of grief and looking for every opportunity to laugh, Lewis is the wry yet wise girl next door who invites you to sit a spell beside her on the front porch
On a dark and cold November night, Vincent is on his way to close the biggest deal of his life and pave the way for his dream of opening his own tax firm to become a reality. But when he is nearly killed by his cousin's henchmen, his life is forever changed. Readers can unravel a web of betrayal, suspense, danger and revenge in Jason Ross' gripping novel, Don't Wound What You Can't Kill. Vincent works for his cousin William and is only disloyal in the way that he is about to abandon him and open his own business. He had no intentions on using any of his cousin's money, which he could have easily embezzled without his cousin knowing a thing. A man with principles, Vincent is the one who informed his cousin that his men, Harold and Ronald were embezzling from him. But he never expected William would repay his loyalty with death. Vincent barely escapes with his life, stinging at the pain of betrayal. His love for accounting and taxes had taken a back step to another more important matter revenge. Vincent now knew what he had to do, but he wonders at what price he would have to pay for his revenge. The choice is obvious, and there is no turning back. Vincent finally crosses that thin line between good and evil that he had straddled along when he was a child. His life as he knew it is over, and his life as he never envisioned is just beginning. Maybe man really does not have any control over how his life turns out how events both tragic and joyful help frame one's true destiny and set them on their true path. Is a life of crime Vincent's true destiny? Readers can unravel the answer and witness the intriguing events unfold in Don't Wound What You Can't Kill.
Offers readers practical tools for improving their decision-making skills. In-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and businesspeople break down the decision-making process into a few basic models that everyone can use in their own decision-making. Includes flowcharts and templates.
Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects (Second Edition) analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to make-up artistry. This beautifully illustrated guide begins with the basics of color theory – why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, and relationships between colors – and relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book provides a wealth of information, including how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, how these colors in paints and make-up are sourced and created, the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick. Ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics, in addition to using color as inspiration in make-up designs. The book also discusses how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications. The second edition features: A brand-new chapter on color inspiration in make-up and design Additional and updated diagrams More real-life application photos and demonstrations, including new examples of tattoo covering and prosthetic painting using optical mixtures, airbrush, and stippling Expanded discussion on undertones, skin variations, color correction, pigments, colored gels, and more Filled with stunning photography and practical information, Color Theory for the Make-up Artist provides guidance and inspiration for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color.
“He got closer and closer. I pushed my hand out for the door handle but he got to me first. I should have been terrified in a dark room with a stranger but when he cupped my face in his hands, smiled that smile and gently and softly brushed his amazing lips onto mine I couldn't help but respond.” ANNIE HAS EVERYTHING IN HER PRESENT EXCEPT HER PAST . WITH THE LOVE OF HER LIFE PUNCTUATING HER HISTORY BUT NOWHERE NEAR HER PRESENT SHE CRAVES THE TEENAGE CRUSH STAGE OF LIFE THROWING EVERYTHING SHE HAS GAINED INTO JEOPARDY. THE WHAT IF FACTOR OF HER ESKIMO EATING AWAY AT HER, ANNIE CRUMBLES TO HIM AGAIN WITH DISASTROUS, MURDEROUS REPERCUSSIONS. WITH LOVE AND HATE AFFECTING THE SAME PART OF THE BRAIN PEOPLE IN ANNIE’S LIFE GET DRAGGED INTO A BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE THAT WILL MOVE COUNTRIES, CREATE LIFE AND CHANGE ANNIE FOREVER. With a large splash of romance, trickles of yearning and enough longing to turn the page the author manages to ‘rose-tint’ relationships with the right amount of sex, love and jealousy to keep you on the sofa reading under a cosy blanket in winter or lounge in the sun whilst others please themselves all summer long! “The cold sharp blade lay under the towels. Reflecting everything around it. Reflecting my hurt. Reflecting my pain and it would reflect the blood slashed from his chest and the tears pumping from her eyes. Yes its reflection was paramount in the cause.”
A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.