Lisa Smith was a bright, young lawyer at a prestigious firm in NYC in the early nineties when alcoholism started to take over her life. What was once a way of escaping her insecurity and negativity became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is Smith's darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story of her formative years, the decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. Smith describes how her spiraling circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication, nurturing an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.
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A memoir of the sometimes difficult road from girlhood to womanhood describes the author's coming of age amid the skyscrapers of New York and the haven of a low-rent L.A. bar, capturing the complex life of the twenty-first century.
In this side-splitting memoir, the former Saturday Night Live star recounts the hilarious adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mother when she least expected it-at the age of forty-four. Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish-and dating. After all, what did a forty- something single woman living in New York have to lose? Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John. Handsome and funny, after only six months of dating long-distance, he became the inadvertent father of her wholly unplanned, undreamed-of child, and moved to New York to be a dad. With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word. Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar... is a refreshing version of the "happily ever after" story that proves female comics-like bestsellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler-are truly having their moment.
When Corrie came to England she was expecting cute Brit boys with posh accents and rippling abs. She got that of course, but also a lot more than she bargained for...
She was from the Wealthy Class and had been framed by her half-sister. Her parents had died and she had died in front of the ingrate and the scumbag. Lucky for him to be reborn and gain his power, his path to revenge officially opened ...
From the bestselling author of The House of Hawthorne comes a historical fiction novel that gives life to the women behind novelist Ernest Hemingway in a “robust, tender story of love, grief, and survival on Key West in the 1930s.”* In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most. Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams? As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves.
First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
When Lieutenant Albert Stone arrives at the homicide scene of a prominent entrepreneur who had recently been exonerated of rape, he discovers the remnants of a grizzly slaughter. The businessmans head is almost completely severed from the rest of his body, and documents strewn about the scene implicate the decedent in the crimes for which he had been absolved. This unusual juxtaposition of evidence is nothing new to Lieutenant Stone. Police had tagged the suspected perpetrator with the name Jack, a man who has obvious ties to organized crime. Jack has committed numerous crimes over the past eight years, crimes that some might actually consider a form of justice, as he preys upon people who have committed a serious crime and subsequently escaped justice from the legal system. Lieutenant Stone is convinced that Jack is also responsible for the shooting death of his partner a year earlier, so he is particularly vigilant about bringing Jack to justice. However, as the lieutenant continues to investigate the case, he repeatedly discovers that what may often seem contradictory at face value may just be The Other Side of the Coin.
How will your night out end? You make the rules. You're at one of the hottest bars in town, all dressed up for a fabulous girls' night out with your best friend, when she cancels. What do you do now? In this novel, YOU make the decisions. Will you do body shots with a rock star? Cozy up to the hot bartender? Follow a mysterious woman to a rather unusual exhibition? Investigate a suave millionaire's box of tricks? Take a joyride with a buff bodyguard? Or maybe what you want is closer to home than you realize. . . . So many options. . . . All you have to do is choose.
The book centers on a warrior (Trugard) who is protecting his village from vampires only to be cursed to be a vampire himself by a witch. He is shown a vision, but wants to recapture his humanity. He ends up battling one of his long time friends (Jiinstardt) who now has a blood lust for power and control. Trugard ends up falling in love for the first time with a girl (Sarah) who does not know her life will be changed forever with the disappearance of her best friend and the death of a classmate. This book challenges the mind and is mysterious, gory, and action oriented. Readers will enjoy how fast the story moves along and how colorful and animated the characters are. Be ready for a joyride from the past to the present in this book.