A hilarious look at one’s star awkward, endearing missteps on the road to becoming fame-ish Becoming fame-ish ain’t easy. Judd Apatow must love you, but never put you in one of his movies. Remember to go drunk to your Legally Blonde 2 audition and make sure Paul Thomas Anderson has your cell phone number. Don’t forget to accidentally kiss Rush Limbaugh in front of paparazzi. It’s all part of the gig. Self-deprecating and sharp, Mary Lynn’s debut collection of essays will have you laughing, cringing, and reevaluating your idea of fame. Smart, satirical, and relatable, this book gives new meaning to the word “icon” as Mary Lynn navigates showbiz against the backdrop of her own idiosyncrasies. She gives the people what they want: a raucous look at what it’s like to kind of somehow sometimes have a name in Hollywood. Like when she made out with Tom Cruise for forty-five minutes on a couch (with and without tongues!), only to have the scene left on the cutting room floor. Mary Lynn’s Fame-ish is an honest intimate look at sex, relationships, and career. You won’t want to put it down.
Genre: Humor, Editor: Abrams, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781647002992



Genre: Greek language, Editor: , Pages: 359 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: BL:A0023666724


Swimming has been an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Games, originating with the 100, 400, and 1500 freestyle events, and the 100 freestyle for sailors. Although the spirit of the sport remains, the technology and competitive formats have advanced tremendously through the years. The number of events has increased to the point where the sport produces a true reflection of the world's best swimmers when competing in various distances and performing different strokes. Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming examines the sport since its inception as an athletic event through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and appendixes that detail Olympic and World Championships medal winners. The dictionary section contains more than 500 cross-referenced entries on individuals, major competitions, competitive strokes, and countries that have enjoyed significant success in the sport.
Genre: Sports & Recreation, Editor: Scarecrow Press, Pages: 299 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780810867758


The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before he met Tim Wyman, the man he would one day marry. Now, twenty years later, everything is perfect. Isn’t it? Something Like Forever, the final book in the series, is a love story spanning a lifetime and beyond as two men discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and so much more.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Jay Bell Books, Pages: 350 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:



Genre: English literature, Editor: , Pages: 260 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: BL:A0022513734


Number one best seller Jane Green - author of The Other Woman and Spellbound - explores the hectic life of a single girl with a difficult choice to make in her hilarious novel Mr. Maybe. At twenty-seven, Libby thinks there's a lot to be said for a rich husband. So when Nick comes along - lovely, funny, handsome Nick, who has no money whatsoever, lives in a grotty bedsit and thinks the perfect night out consists of the pub and his mates - she decides he's only good for a fling. No strings attached. Investment banker Ed, on the other hand, could possibly be the answer. His house in Regent's Park makes up for his hideous moustache and she can probably overlook his irritating habits, and anyway, he's crazy about her. But does Libby really know what she needs? Is she just in love with being loved? Or is she loving the lifestyle, rather than the man? Praise for Jane Green: 'Green writes with acerbic wit about the law of the dating jungle' Sunday Express 'There's no maybe about it: a righteously hilarious read' Glamour
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Penguin UK, Pages: 432 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780141956527


During the 1990s, Austin achieved "overnight" success and celebrity as a vital place for independent filmmaking. Directors Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez proved that locally made films with regional themes such as Slacker and El Mariachi could capture a national audience. Their success helped transform Austin's homegrown film community into a professional film industry staffed with talented, experienced filmmakers and equipped with state-of-the art-production facilities. Today, Austin struggles to balance the growth and expansion of its film community with an ongoing commitment to nurture the next generation of independent filmmakers. Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids chronicles the evolution of this struggle by re-creating Austin's colorful movie history. Based on revealing interviews with Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, Mike Judge, Quentin Tarantino, Matthew McConaughey, George Lucas, and more than one hundred other players in the local and national film industries, Alison Macor explores how Austin has become a proving ground for contemporary independent cinema. She begins in the early 1970s with Tobe Hooper's horror classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and follows the development of the Austin film scene through 2001 with the production and release of Rodriguez's $100-million blockbuster, Spy Kids. Each chapter explores the behind-the-scenes story of a specific movie, such as Linklater's Dazed and Confused and Judge's Office Space, against the backdrop of Austin's ever-expanding film community.
Genre: Performing Arts, Editor: University of Texas Press, Pages: 392 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780292778290


New York Times Bestseller This is New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling's 108 baseball anecdotes that connect America’s game to the men who played it. In 108 Stitches, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Darling offers his own take on the "six degrees of separation" game and knits together wild, wise, and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime. Darling has played with or reported on just about everybody who has put on a uniform since 1983, and they in turn have played with or reported on just about everybody who put on a uniform in a previous generation. Through relationships with baseball legends on and off the field, like Yale coach Smoky Joe Wood, Willie Mays, Bart Giamatti, Tom Seaver and Mickey Mantle, Darling's reminiscences reach all the way back to Babe Ruth and other early twentieth-century greats. Like the 108 stitches on a baseball, Darling's experiences are interwoven with every athlete who has ever played, every coach or manager who ever sat in a dugout, and every fan who ever played hooky from work or school to sit in the bleachers for a day game. Darling's anecdotes come together to tell the story of his time in the game, and the story of the game itself.
Genre: Sports & Recreation, Editor: St. Martin's Press, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781250184399



Genre: Education, Humanistic, Editor: , Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: NWU:35556042161968



Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 478 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: OXFORD:590521334