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The Art Of Gathering

Author : Priya Parker
ISBN : 9780698410879
Genre : Self-Help
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"Hosts of all kinds, this is a must-read!" --Chris Anderson, owner and curator of TED A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond. In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience. The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. The Art of Gathering will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue--and how you host and attend them.

Truman Capote Enfant Terrible

Author : Robert Emmet Long
ISBN : 9781441191120
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A close look at the genesis of one of America's great modern writers Robert Emmet Long presents a full account of Truman Capote's early life, making use of Capote's unpublished papers. Topics covered include his strange relationship with his beautiful but immature mother (she was sixteen years old when capote was born) as well as his friendships with a series of rich and talented women. Combining biographical insights with literary criticism, Truman Capote, Enfant Terrible presents a grand overview of a complex and fascinating author: one who remained a child in appearance and behavior; a southerner who strayed from the south; a celebrity while living in the most solitary realm of his vast imagination.

Truman Capote

Author : Tison Pugh
ISBN : 9780820347097
Genre : Performing Arts
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Truman Capote once remarked, “My primary thing is that I'm a prose writer. I don't think film is the greatest living thing”; nonetheless, his legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with cinema, Hollywood, and celebrity itself. In Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, skillfully weaving the most relevant elements of Capote's biography— including his highly flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with notable stars—with insightful critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works that composed his fraught relationship with the Hollywood machine. Capote's masterful short stories and novels ensure his status as an iconic author of the twentieth century, and his screenplays, including Beat the Devil, Indiscretion of an American Wife, and The Innocents, allowed him to collaborate with such Hollywood heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, and David O. Selznick. Throughout his professional life he circulated freely in a celebrity milieu populated by such notables as Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. Cinematic adaptations of his literature, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood, play with or otherwise alter Capote's queer literary themes, often bleaching his daring treatment of homosexuality in favor of heterosexual romance. Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies reveals Capote's literary works to be not merely coincident to film but integral to their mutual creation, paying keen attention to the ways in which Capote's identity as a gay southerner influenced his and others' perceptions of his literature and its adaptations. Pugh's research illuminates Capote's personal and professional successes and disappointments in the film industry, helping to create a more nuanced portrait of the author and bringing fresh details to light.

Encyclopedia Of Gay And Lesbian Popular Culture

Author : Luca Prono
ISBN : 0313335990
Genre : Social Science
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Features A-to-Z listings on such topics as people, films, television shows, and sports figures that have contributed to gay and lesbian popular culture, including entries on The Advocate, "La Cage Aux Folles," and The Village People.


Author : Deborah Davis
ISBN : 9781440628184
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The subject of John Singer Sargent's most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame. Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau's portrait generated the attention she craved-but it led to infamy rather than stardom. Sargent had painted one strap of Gautreau's dress dangling from her shoulder, suggesting either the prelude to or the aftermath of sex. Her reputation irreparably damaged, Gautreau retired from public life, destroying all the mirrors in her home. Drawing on documents from private collections and other previously unexamined materials, and featuring a cast of characters including Oscar Wilde and Richard Wagner, Strapless is a tale of art and celebrity, obsession and betrayal.


Author : Deborah Davis
ISBN : 047012413X
Genre : History
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A beautifully written history of high society in Newport, Rhode Island, from the acclaimed author of Party of the Century Newport is the legendary and beautiful home of American aristocracy and the sheltered super-rich. Many of the country's most famous blueblood families?the closest thing we have to royalty?have lived and summered in Newport since the nineteenth century. The Astors, the Vanderbilts, Edith Wharton, JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Doris Duke, and Claus and Sunny von Bulow are just a few of the many names who have called the city home. Gilded takes you along as you explore the fascinating heritage of the Newport elite, from its first colonists to the newest of its new millennium millionaires, showing the evolution of a town intent on living in its own world. Through a narrative filled with engrossing characters and lively tales of untold extravagance, Davis brings the resort to life and uncovers the difference between rich and Newport rich along the way. An engrossing multigenerational saga that tells the real story of the rich and famous in Newport Vibrant, praiseworthy writing: "[Davis] brings splendidly colorful behind-the-scenes action and players up front" (the New York Times on Party of the Century) 34 evocative black-and-white photographs Written with insight and dramatic flair, Gilded gives you a rare peek into the cloistered coastal playground of America's moneyed elite.

Diana Vreeland

Author : Eleanor Dwight
ISBN : 0688167381
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Complemented by more than three hundred photographs and illustrations, a portrait of the fashion editor discusses her work with Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and numerous celebrities and assesses her seminal role in shaping the fashion history of the twentieth century.

Mrs Astor S New York

Author : Eric Homberger
ISBN : 0300105150
Genre : History
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Mrs Astor, queen of New York society in the decades before World War I, used her prestige to create a social aristocracy in the city. Mrs Astor's story, told here by Eric Homberger, sheds light on the origins, extravagant lifestyle, and social competitiveness of this aristocracy.

The Art Of Southern Charm

Author : Patricia Altschul
ISBN : 1635766036
Genre : Entertaining
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Patricia Altschul is the diva of Southern Charm, Bravo's latest and greatest reality show, and The Art of Southern Charm--Now in Paperback!--is her hilarious lifestyle and etiquette guide. It reads like a gin martini her legions of adoring fans can bring home.

The Oprah Winfrey Show Reflections On An American Legacy

Author : Deborah Davis
ISBN : 1419700596
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents a retrospective that spans the twenty-five years that "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was on the air, with behind-the-scenes photographs and essays by celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Roberts, and Maya Angelou.

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