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Not Pretty Enough

Author : Gerri Hirshey
ISBN : 9780374712235
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl first appeared in 1962, it whistled into buttoned-down America like a bombshell: Brown declared that it was okay— even imperative—for unmarried women to have and enjoy a sex life, and that equal rights for women should extend to the bedroom and the workplace. “How dare you?” thundered newspapers, radio hosts, and (mostly male) citizens. But more than two million women bought the book and hailed her as a heroine. Brown was also pilloried as a scarlet woman and a traitor to the women’s movement when she took over the failing Hearst magazine Cosmopolitan and turned it into a fizzy pink guidebook for “do-me” feminism. As the first magazine geared to the rising wave of single working women, it sold wildly. Today, more than 68 million young women worldwide are still reading some form of Helen Gurley Brown’s audacious yet comforting brand of self-help. “HGB” wasn’t the ideal poster girl for secondwave feminism, but she certainly started the conversation. Brown campaigned for women’s reproductive freedom and advocated skill and “brazenry” both on the job and in the boudoir—along with serial plastic surgery. When she died in 2012, her front-page obituary in The New York Times noted that though she succumbed at ninety, “parts of her were considerably younger.” Her life story is astonishing, from her roots in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, to her single-girl decade as a Mad Men–era copywriter in Los Angeles, which informed her first bestseller, to her years at the helm of Cosmopolitan. Helen Gurley Brown told her own story many times, but coyly, with plenty of camouflage. Here, for the first time, is the unvarnished and decoded truth about “how she did it”—from her comet-like career to “bagging” her husband of half a century, the movie producer David Brown. Full of firsthand accounts of HGB from many of her closest friends and rediscovered, little-known interviews with the woman herself, Gerri Hirshey’s Not Pretty Enough is a vital biography that shines new light on the life of one of the most vibrant, vexing, and indelible women of the twentieth century.

Die Ehefrau

Author : Meg Wolitzer
ISBN : 9783832189297
Genre : Fiction
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Joan Castleman hat ihrem Mann alles geopfert – sogar ihr Talent. Sie führt ein Leben in zweiter Reihe, ein Leben als Mutter und Muse. Sie ist die Frau des berühmten Schriftstellers Joe Castleman. Einst war er ihr Dozent für Kreatives Schreiben und sie seine begabteste Studentin. Ihm zuliebe hat sie ihre Karriere aufgegeben. Nun, Jahre später, steht Joe vor der Krönung der seinen: Ihm soll der renommierte Helsinki-Preis verliehen werden. Für Joan ist das der Anlass, während des langen Fluges zur Preisverleihung ihre Ehe zu rekapitulieren. Sie nimmt den Leser mit an den Anfang der Beziehung ins Amerika der Fünfzigerjahre – und führt ihn in die literarischen Zirkel der Achtzigerjahre. Vor allem aber hinterfragt sie ihre Rolle als Ehefrau, in der sie Joe hassen gelernt hat – nicht nur seiner zahlreichen Seitensprünge wegen. Die eigentliche Demütigung ist ganz anderer Natur ... Mit hintergründigem Witz entwickelt Meg Wolitzer die Psychologie einer zerrütteten Ehe mit einem meisterhaften Gespür für die Abgründe, die in ganz alltäglichen zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen liegen. ›Die Ehefrau‹ wurde mit Glenn Close und Jonathan Pryce in den Hauptrollen unter dem Titel ›Die Frau des Nobelpreisträgers – The Wife‹ verfilmt. Filmstart in den deutschen Kinos: 3. Januar 2019

Popular Fads And Crazes Through American History 2 Volumes

Author : Nancy Hendricks
ISBN : 9781440851834
Genre : History
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This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade

American Business Since 1920

Author : Thomas K. McCraw
ISBN : 9781119097266
Genre : History
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Tells the story of how America’s biggest companies began, operated, and prospered post-World War I This book takes the vantage point of people working within companies as they responded to constant change created by consumers and technology. It focuses on the entrepreneur, the firm, and the industry, by showing—from the inside—how businesses operated after 1920, while offering a good deal of Modern American social and cultural history. The case studies and contextual chapters provide an in-depth understanding of the evolution of American management over nearly 100 years. American Business Since 1920: How It Worked presents historical struggles with decision making and the trend towards relative decentralization through stories of extraordinarily capable entrepreneurs and the organizations they led. It covers: Henry Ford and his competitor Alfred Sloan at General Motors during the 1920s; Neil McElroy at Procter & Gamble in the 1930s; Ferdinand Eberstadt at the government’s Controlled Materials Plan during World War II; David Sarnoff at RCA in the 1950s and 1960s; and Ray Kroc and his McDonald’s franchises in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first; and more. It also delves into such modern success stories as Amazon.com, eBay, and Google. Provides deep analysis of some of the most successful companies of the 20th century Contains topical chapters covering titans of the 2000s Part of Wiley-Blackwell’s highly praised American History Series American Business Since 1920: How It Worked is designed for use in both basic and advanced courses in American history, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Not That Kind Of Girl

Author : Lena Dunham
ISBN : 9783104006611
Genre : Fiction
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Lena Dunham - vom »Time Magazine« zur »coolest person of the year« gewählt Was tun als junge Frau von heute, die lieber Stoffschuhe als Manolos trägt und nicht nach dem einen Prinzen sucht? In ›Not That Kind of Girl‹ erzählt Lena Dunham, Erfinderin der Fernsehserie ›GIRLS‹, hemmungslos persönlich, angstfrei und komisch aus ihrem Leben: von Kondomen in Zimmerpalmen, seltsamen Jungs und von ihrer Angst, keinen Platz in dieser Welt zu finden. Sie schreibt über die Taxifahrer in New York und vom plötzlichen Verliebtsein, über Frauen, die »wie diese Papierdinger behandelt werden, die in Hotelbadezimmern auf den Zahnputzbechern liegen – irgendwie notwendig, aber unendlich verfügbar« – und über Männer, die ungefragt von ihrem Sexleben berichten. Krisengeschüttelt, heiter, absolut im Jetzt: Lena Dunham bringt das Lebensgefühl einer neuen Generation Frauen auf den Punkt.

Not Dumb Not Blonde Dolly In Conversation

Author : Dolly Parton
ISBN : 9781783239672
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in poverty in Tennessee, Dolly Rebecca Parton had ambition and determination in spades. Her first single, the ironic Dumb Blonde, launched the now legendary career of a singer-songwriter with a pure country voice and a gift for story-telling. Smart as a whip, Dolly Parton shrugged aside the male-dominated world of Nashville to command her own destiny, creating huge business enterprise in the process: She owns Dollywood theme park and other hospitality venues; she has hosted her own television programs and appeared in films with Jane Fonda, Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone; her Imagination Library project sends free books to children all over the world – For Dolly, dreams are everything and nothing – you gotta roll your sleeves up and get stuck in. Collating interviews and encounters with Dolly Parton from 1967 onwards, Not Dumb Not Blonde proves just that. As in her songs, she is unfailingly entertaining, frank and feisty. These are the words of an artist and performer who, beneath the bravado, is deadly serious about her music and career, and this duality proves to be a touching, insightful and joyous read.

We Were Strangers Once

Author : Betsy Carter
ISBN : 9781455571451
Genre : Fiction
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"Carter's warm and beautiful prose brings us love, tragedy, mystery and hope in a moving celebration of America and the people who have come to it."--Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of Lucky Us and Away For fans of The Nightingale and Brooklyn comes an exquisite and unforgettable novel about friendship, love, and redemption in a circle of immigrants who flee Europe for 1930s-era New York City. On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong friend, bestselling author Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a New York street corner; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driver, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an unlikely alliance; and Egon himself is forced to abandon his thriving medical practice to become the "Cheese Man" at a Washington Heights grocery. But their spirits remain unbroken, and when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home. With her uncanny ability to create indelible characters in unforgettable circumstances, bestselling author Betsy Carter has crafted a gorgeous novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt adrift and longed for home.

M Tter Und Amazonen

Author : Bertha Eckstein-Diener
ISBN : UVA:X001841676
Genre : Amazons
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Wir Gl Cklichen

Author : Amy Bloom
ISBN : 9783455170504
Genre : Fiction
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"Mögen die Scharniere unserer Freundschaft niemals rosten", sagte Iris. - "Recht so", sagte ich, und wir hakten uns unter und kippten den Gin. Mit zwölf wird Eva kurzerhand vor der Tür ihres Vaters abgesetzt und lebt von da an mit ihrer Halbschwester Iris unter einem Dach. Iris weiß genau, was sie will: Filmstar werden in Hollywood. Tatsächlich erreicht sie ihr Ziel, doch ihr Stern sinkt so schnell wie er aufgestiegen ist. Die jüngere Eva bleibt treu an Iris’ Seite. Gemeinsam gehen sie nach New York, wo sie bei reichen Italienern in Long Island unterkommen. Iris schauspielert auf zweifelhaften Bühnen, pflegt verbotene Liebeleien und setzt gnadenlos ihre eigenen Interessen durch, während Eva den Alltag organisiert. "Wir Glücklichen" erzählt von großen Träumen, Skandalen und Betrügereien und von unvergesslichen Charakteren im Amerika der vierziger Jahre.

Geschr Pft Und Zur Ader Gelassen

Author : Roy Porter
ISBN : 9783908778684
Genre : Medical
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Geschröpft und zur Ader gelassen erkundet die vielfältige, oftmals seltsame und manchmal schauerliche Art und Weise, in der die Menschen über die Jahrhunderte hinweg versucht haben, Krankheiten zu bekämpfen. Roy Porter, weltweit einer der renommiertesten Medizinhistoriker, verschafft uns mit profunder Sachkenntnis und tiefgründigem Humor einen Überblick über die Geschichte der Medizin.

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