Beautiful ThingsBeautiful Things

Yet from the moment of his diagnosis less than two years earlier, and throughout those many procedures, Beau's mantra to me became two words: “Beautiful things.” He insisted that when he got well, we would dedicate our lives to ...

Author: Hunter Biden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982151133


Page: 272

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving and “unflinchingly honest” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In Beautiful Things—“an astonishingly candid and brave book about loss, human frailty, wayward souls, and hard-fought redemption” (Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author)—Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today—a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.

Tiny Beautiful ThingsTiny Beautiful Things

Flannery O'Connor, and on the other side I wrote, “She sat and thought of only one thing, of her mother holding and holding onto their hands,” Eudora Welty. The quote by Eudora Welty is from her novel The ... I Tiny Beautiful Things 55.

Author: Cheryl Strayed

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307949325


Page: 304

View: 194

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The internationally acclaimed author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. "Wise and compassionate" (New York Times Book Review), and rich with humor and insight—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way. Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice.

Many Beautiful ThingsMany Beautiful Things

Elena, who was also working in the shop that day, said, “Pino made the silly thing for a bachelor party, ... One summer, when business was slower than usual, Pino decided to sponsor a beauty contest, guided by the good business sense ...

Author: Vincent Schiavelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743216911


Page: 304

View: 436

Vincent Schiavelli is known to most of us as a character actor who has appeared in such films as Ghost, Man on the Moon, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Schiavelli grew up in Brooklyn, speaking both Sicilian and English at home. Some of his earliest memories are of sitting at the kitchen table while his grandparents told stories of the life and the people they had left behind in Polizzi Generosa, a small city in the Madonie Mountains of Sicily. As Schiavelli grew older, those stories, and the city about which they were told, took on a mythic quality. When he was nearly forty he made his first trip there, and what he found was more extraordinary than the "once upon a time" fables of his childhood. In Many Beautiful Things, Schiavelli invites readers to join him in discovering the people, culture, and food of the city that has, in essence, become his second home. Equal parts memoir and cookbook, it is the best of both. Schiavelli is an accomplished and elegant writer who evokes a foreign and often closed culture from a unique perspective: an outsider fluent in the language with still-strong familial ties. The recipes -- which reflect the ancient influences of Greece, North Africa, and Spain -- are simple, rustic, and delicious, depending on local products and seasonal bounty. This is not your usual Southern Italian fare but a unique regional cuisine: Pumpkin Caponata, Ditali with Drowned Lettuce, Fried Ricotta Omelet, Potato Gratin with Bay Leaves, Almond Love Bites, Veal Shoulder Roasted with Marsala, and Baked Pasta with Almonds (rigatoni baked in a pork ragu with chopped toasted almonds) are just a few of the extraordinary dishes you'll find in this book, all of which can be reproduced by cooks with delectable results. Schiavelli provides a comprehensive list of mail-order sources. And if you want to visit Polizzi Generosa, there's a guide on how to get there, where to stay, and where to eat. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Polizzi's best known artist, Santo Lipani (who also happens to be an extraordinary cook), Many Beautiful Things is a feast, both culinary and literary.

The Beautiful Things ShoppeThe Beautiful Things Shoppe

That was one of his things. I'll admit that at first the smell was a bit much but now I'd do anything to share a plate of chips and guac with him. I know he lied to me and I thought seeing him would make me furious but it didn't.

Author: Philip William Stover

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488076893


Page: 303

View: 527

"This sweet gay contemporary hits the spot." —Publishers Weekly Their collections may clash but their hearts are a perfect match. Moving to eclectic New Hope, Pennsylvania, and running The Beautiful Things Shoppe is a dream come true for elegant and reserved fine arts dealer Prescott J. Henderson. He never agreed to share the space with Danny Roman, an easygoing extrovert who collects retro toys and colorful knickknacks. And yet here they are, trapped together in the quaint shop as they scramble to open in time for New Hope’s charming Winter Festival. Danny has spent years leading with his heart instead of his head. The Beautiful Things Shoppe is his chance to ground himself and build something permanent and joyful. The last thing he needs is an uptight snob who doesn’t appreciate his whimsy occupying half his shop. It’s only when two of New Hope’s historic landmarks—each as different as Danny and Prescott—are threatened that a tentative alliance forms. And with it, the first blush of romance. Suddenly, running The Beautiful Things Shoppe together doesn’t seem so bad…until Danny’s secret threatens to ruin it all. Carina Adores is home to highly romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters. Seasons of New Hope Book 1: The Hideaway Inn Book 2: The Beautiful Things Shoppe

All The Beautiful ThingsAll The Beautiful Things

It was a small thing but one more thing that had been stolen from her—the ability to go through all the typical phases ... Unable to resist the beauty lighting up her face, I kissed her harshly, captured her mouth with mine before she ...

Author: Stacey Lynn

Publisher: Stacey Lynn



Page: 316

View: 581

She’d been betrayed too many times to hand over her trust. I’d lost too many people to love too easily. Together, we were a mess. A constant struggle for peace. Yet it was in each other we found everything we were looking for. Until tragedy struck and I feared the worst. Pushing her away would have been the best. Kept us safe and unshaken. But it was too late. My little fighter had determined what she wanted, and she was willing to go down swinging to finally earn her happily ever after. It was her determination that kept us together, even through the worst of it. If we finally made it to the other side, all the ugly things we’d survived could lead to something beautiful.

Beautiful Things in Popular CultureBeautiful Things in Popular Culture

A “nice pass” is a thing of visual and kinetic beauty, a perfect collaboration between the keen eye and the adroit hand. ... “Pretty shot,” we will say, or just exhale a startled “whoa” at the sight ofa beautiful crossover dribble, ...

Author: Alan McKee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405178556


Page: 248

View: 435

This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture. An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet pornography Brings together a series of accessible and engaging essays written by connoisseurs of various areas of popular culture Tackles the core question of how consumers make decisions about what is good popular culture and what is bad popular culture Offers an entertaining and educative read for academic readers as well as purveyors of culture; moving beyond a 'greatest hits' list of popular culture to debate broader issues.

The Treachery of Beautiful ThingsThe Treachery of Beautiful Things

last thing she saw was the queen's victorious smile. ... Tom had been a pain that day, bored with the whole thing and out of sorts, but Jenny had fallen in love with the romance of the place. ... Yet it had its own beauty.

Author: Ruth Long

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101575567


Page: 384

View: 885

A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

Burning the Box of Beautiful ThingsBurning the Box of Beautiful Things

One of the famous jokes about the staff in the School of Graphic Design amongst students at that time was that they had a box of ephemera labelled ' Beautiful Things ' . We planned to find it and burn it in public . It was a key thing .

Author: Alex Seago

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198174055


Page: 268

View: 968

Alex Seago's book has been inspired by his desire to understand and discover the origins of postmodern culture in Britain. One of the main points of his study is that it was art and design students who were among the first to be aware of and to articulate social implications of postmodernculture. Arguing that postwar art schools provided a vital crucible for the development of a particuarly English cultural sensibility, he focuses on cultural change at the Royal College of Art, London, during the 1950s and 1960s. The students' attack on the English 'box of beautiful things' - aterm used by a former student to describe the neo-Romantic, neo-Victorian, highly decorated tastes of some RCA tutors - took several forms which eventually resulted in the Pop Art produced by the 1959-62 generation (Boshier, Phillips, Jones, Hockney et al.)Alex Seago traces the emergence of English postmodernism through the pages of ARK: The Journal of the Royal College of Art, interviewing ARK's editors, art editors, and contributors including Len Deighton, novelist and art editor of ARK 10; Clifford Hatts, student at the RCA 1946-8 and later head ofthe Design Group, BBC; Peter Blake (RCA Painting School, 1953-6); Robyn Denny (RCA Painting School, 1954-7). ARK's object of enquiry remained 'the elusive but necessary relationships between the arts and the social context' throughout its twenty-five year history, making it a valuable archive forthe cultural historian: in its most memorable issues, ARK's layouts complemented the contents to produce distillations of the energy and enthusiasm of the period under review.