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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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.
Don’t mix pleasure with business… Pro Soccer player Liam McCormick doesn’t date fans or groupies. When his physical therapist makes a play for him after he blows out his ACL, he quits therapy to rehab himself. The coaches learn of their most valuable player’s walk-out and assign an athletic trainer to assess his condition before Liam’s return to the field, an exhibition game in Ireland. The fact the new trainer is a woman puts Liam on his guard. He’s not interested in a replay of what happened with his physical therapist. Emma Parrish works 80 hours a week, but a free trip to Ireland to assess a player’s recovery is something she will make time for. Unfortunately, an excess of Irish stout and a local legend of seals rising from the ocean as loyal lovers has Emma making a fool of herself by mistaking the dark and attractive Liam for a Selkie. When Liam’s teammate makes a play for her, she drops him to the floor with practiced technique. Dating the athletes is unprofessional and she can take care of herself. Instead of being put off, Liam is attracted to her strength and independence. The more time they spend together, the more the temptation grows until neither can resist. But an unexpected visitor follows them home from Ireland. The ghost of Liam’s father—an alleged Selkie, according to Liam’s Kinsale relatives—has much to atone for, and when Liam refuses to listen to him, the ghost recruits Emma to help him make amends with his family. Is Emma in love with Liam, or is she under the spell of a Selkie?
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 ...
A Girl Walks into a Bar is the first in a series of exciting choose-your-own-erotic-destiny novels. This is your fantasy, your rules. When your friend cancels on your girls' night out at the last moment, you suddenly find yourself all dressed up and alone at an exclusive bar. What do you do now? Will you spend the evening drinking tequila with a rock star? Or perhaps the suave and charming millionaire businessman is more your style? But the angelic young barman with a body made for sin has also caught your eye ? then there's the bodyguard who has the keys to his boss's sports car and is offering you a ride ? or maybe youOCOd rather just head home instead - to your sexy new neighbour. Whichever way you decide to go, each twist and turn you make will lead to an unforgettable encounter. Can you choose the ultimate sensual experience? The power is entirely yours!"
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 Girl Walking Backwards, Skye wants what all teenagers want--to survive high school. She lives in Southern California, though, which is making that difficult. Her mother has fallen victim to the pseudo-New Age culture and insists on dragging her to consciousness-raising workshops and hypnotists. As if this weren't difficult enough, Skye falls in love with Jessica, a troubled gothic punk girl who cuts herself regularly with sharp objects. When she finds her boyfriend having sex with Jessica in a bathroom stall at a rave, her romantic illusions collapse and she has to face the fact that she's been running away from her mother's insanity. Right when things look their worst though, Skye is helped by Mol, a pagan who becomes her true friend, and Lorri, a graceful volleyball player with whom she finds real love. From them she learns how to feel authentic emotions in a culture of poseurs and New Age charlatans. In this anti-coming-of-age novel by Bett Williams, where growing up is irrelevant, this is the best gift of all.
A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year: From Berlin to Barcelona, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, and murder make for “tantalizing . . . fantastic thriller fare” (Booklist). Celebrated, beautiful, and talented, rock star Heike Gunn has everything. Then, following a sell-out tour in Germany, the superstar vanishes. So have a lot of things in the life of Scottish investigating reporter Jack Parlabane: his career, his marriage, and his reputation after he ended up on the wrong end of a scandal. But when he gets a call for help from the manager of Heike’s band, Parlabane sees a shot at redemption. As Parlabane enters the backstage world of a group at the breaking point, he discovers each member is hiding something. Paranoia, jealousy, fear, guilt, and obsession are getting the best of them. It got to Heike, too. But in pursuing her reckless past—from Milan to the Scottish islands—Parlabane is being followed by his own dark history. As secrets collide, he’d better find Heike fast before it’s too late . . . for both of them. The prize-winning series continues with a “country-hopping plot [that] looks back to Graham Greene and John Buchan, but . . . [it’s] bang up-to-date” (The Sunday Times). “Fascinating . . . darkly humorous yet disturbing.” —Publishers Weekly “Good right to the final page.” —The Globe and Mail