A sharp, insightful portrait of how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives, set against a backdrop of moneyed New York City Meet Sarah and Lauren. Rich and pretty, respectively. They first met twenty years ago at a tony Manhattan private school (Sarah the Queen Bee and Lauren the new kid, of course), and have been inseparable ever since. Best friends through thick and thin, high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the growing pains of their twenties and the settling down of their thirties. But come to think of it, can you still call them best friends if they don’t see each other that often, don’t really know what to say to each other anymore, and are living completely different lives? Lauren is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents’ worries and questions about her life and future in New York City by trying not to think about it herself; Sarah’s engaged with wedding planning and charity work taking the place of a job. Both friends envy certain aspects of each other’s lives, and are privately horrified by other parts-and their linguistic dance-arounds to avoid those topics of conversation are masterful. With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen observational eye, Rich and Pretty looks at what happens when the friendships we form in childhood change and adapt as our lives shift from school to work, from first crushes to breakups to weddings, and captures the way in which the bonds of friendship remain strong even when our paths and circumstances diverge.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope In a Jar, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and Shoe Addicts Anonymous, comes a novel about old rivalries, deep secrets, and the three things all women wish they were Twenty years ago, when they were teenagers, Holly and Nicola were the outsiders at summer camp. Holly was the plump one, a dreamer who longed to be an artist. Nicola was the shy, plain one who wanted nothing more than to be beautiful. Their cabin nemesis was Lexi. Rich, spoiled, evil Lexi. One night, Holly and Nicola team up to pull one, daring act of vengeance. But they never dream that this one act will have repercussions that will reach into the future, even twenty years later. And they never realize the secret pain that Lexi holds very close, and how their need for revenge costs Lexi a great deal. Today, Holly is a successful gallery owner, who has put her own artistic dreams on hold. She struggles with her weight and for approval from her constantly-criticizing boyfriend. Nicola, is an almost-famous actress who believes that one little plastic surgery fix is just what she needs to put her over the edge into fame. And Lexi...Lexi is down on her luck and totally broke. Holly will do anything to be thin. Lexi will do anything to be rich. And Nicola will do anything to be pretty. Thin, Rich, Pretty is the story of three women who believe that happiness is the next dress size down, the next dollar figure up, or the next appreciative glance from a stranger. But mostly it's the story of how three women save each other, and show each other the path to true contentment. Told with Beth Harbison's knack for thirty and fortysomething nostalgia, and heartwarming humor, Thin, Rich, Pretty will strike a chord with any woman who has ever got on the scale, looked in the mirror, or the bank, and said, "if only..."
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Do you want to learn Chinese the fast, fun and easy way? And do you want to master daily conversations and speak like a native? Then this is the book for you. Learn Chinese: Must-Know Chinese Slang Words & Phrases by ChineseClass101 is designed for Beginner-level learners. You learn the top 100 must-know slang words and phrases that are used in everyday speech. All were hand-picked by our team of Chinese teachers and experts. Here’s how the lessons work: • Every Lesson is Based on a Theme • You Learn Slang Words or Phrases Related to That Theme • Check the Translation & Explanation on How to Use Each One And by the end, you will have mastered 100+ Chinese Slang Words & phrases!
Zen and the Art of Golf is a sports humor book regarding a round of golf played the Zen way. To play great Zen golf, you need to have good balance, great determination and sublime faith in your own ability. Of course you should also always keep your head down and your eye on the ball. The occurrences and performances indicated in the story contain certain truths. The events portrayed, however are semi-factual. Because the intent is more so to entertain rather than enlighten, any enlightenment that is obtained, while it may be viable, in truth is purely coincidental.
IT'S A TRUE STORY ABOUT A BOY THAT HAD TO FIND A WAY TO SURVIVE ON HIS OWN AFTER BEING ABUSED. THEN HE FIGURES OUT THAT HE LIKES THE SAME GENDER. IT'S A WILD RIDE, AND HE TRIES TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE, YOU KNOW, THE ONE THAT SOCIETY THINKS EVERYONE SHOULD LIVE. LIKE GETTING MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THE OPPOSITE GENDER, AND HAVE A STRING OF KIDS. NO THANKS. I WISH I WOULD HAVE LISTENED TO MY FRIENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO...
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On April 6th, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant 1st Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-team (call sign Roughneck Nine-One), confronted a vastly superior force—one that included battle tanks and more than 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers—at a remote crossroads near the small village of Debecka, Iraq. The rest is history... Along the way, they endured a U.S .Navy F-14 dropping a 500-pound bomb on supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the ever-present threat of WMDs, and countless other deadly obstacles. This is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of how one Special Forces A-team recruited and organized, trained and eventually fought—and won—a legendary conflict that will influence American military doctrine for years to come.
Sometimes the road to justice leads right back home. . . Two years after her mother's murder, Dr. Kendra Hamilton has returned to the mean streets of Dunhill County to bring the killer to justice--something the courts failed to do. When Luke Bertrand used his fortune to walk away a free man, Kendra walked away, too. Now she can no longer fight the ghosts of the past as they beckon her to make Luke pay for his crime--even if it costs Kendra her life. But she doesn't count on getting distracted by another troubling case--that of a stunning young woman with the mental capacity of a child and the sickly father who cannot care for her. When the man is accused of a heinous crime against his own daughter, Kendra knows only one person can help: the lover she left behind, former homicide detective, Richard T. Marvel. Since Kendra left, all Rich has wanted is peace--and the freedom to drink himself into oblivion. When she re-appears, asking for his help, he can barely hide his bitterness. But fate soon intervenes, and Rich and Kendra find themselves delving into a dangerous morass of lies and corruption. As they discover scandalous connections between the two cases, it becomes clear that all the unfinished business of the past--matters of life, death, and love--is about to come to an explosive finale. . .