Hollywood s Dirtiest Secret Book

Hollywood s Dirtiest Secret


  • Author : Hunter Vaughan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231544153

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Hollywood s Dirtiest Secret Excerpt :

In an era when many businesses have come under scrutiny for their environmental impact, the film industry has for the most part escaped criticism and regulation. Its practices are more diffuse; its final product, less tangible; and Hollywood has adopted public-relations strategies that portray it as environmentally conscious. In Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret, Hunter Vaughan offers a new history of the movies from an environmental perspective, arguing that how we make and consume films has serious ecological consequences. Bringing together environmental humanities, science communication, and social ethics, Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret is a pathbreaking consideration of the film industry’s environmental impact that examines how our cultural prioritization of spectacle has distracted us from its material consequences and natural-resource use. Vaughan examines the environmental effects of filmmaking from Hollywood classics to the digital era, considering how popular screen media shapes and reflects our understanding of the natural world. He recounts the production histories of major blockbusters—Gone with the Wind, Singin’ in the Rain, Twister, and Avatar—situating them in the contexts of the development of the film industry, popular environmentalism, and the proliferation of digital technologies. Emphasizing the materiality of media, Vaughan interweaves details of the hidden environmental consequences of specific filmmaking practices, from water use to server farms, within a larger critical portrait of social perceptions and valuations of the natural world.

DIRTY SECRET Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

DIRTY SECRET


  • Author : Mira Lyn Kelly
  • Publisher : Mira Lyn Sperl
  • Release Date : 2019-10-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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DIRTY SECRET Excerpt :

In my defense, I didn’t know she was his sister… A sexy hockey rom-com from USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly This team hates me. Something about my chronic case of resting prick face and that thing with the captain when the season started. My fist, his jaw. Yeah, we go back and not in a good way. Coach says no more “confrontational BS” or I don’t play at all. And that’s a hit my career in the NHL can’t take. So the plan is simple. Keep my head down and finish out my contract with my fists checked. There’s just one problem. Allie. The girl from Vancouver eight months ago. The one with the sexy, shy, and sinfully bold smile and the sweetest, wettest mouth I ever tasted. The girl who blew my mind and then blew out of my life without giving me her number. Turns out she’s the captain’s little sister. And even though my career depends on it... I can’t stay away from her. **A sexy forbidden lovers, rival's little sister, secret relationship free hockey romance**

Dirtiest Secret Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Dirtiest Secret


  • Author : J. Kenner
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101967454

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Dirtiest Secret Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of such “sizzling Stark novels” (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes a Stark International Novel featuring provocative bad boy Dallas Sykes—the first in a new trilogy in the S.I.N. series. It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart. The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me. Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have. Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine. We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes. Praise for Dirtiest Secret “[A] high-octane contemporary, the first in [J. Kenner’s] new Stark International Novel (S.I.N.) trilogy . . . Kenner skillfully builds a top-notch thriller.”—Publishers Weekly “Fans of Kenner’s steamy, decadent and daring plotlines will feel right at home in her new S.I.N. series and revel in the escapades of her tortured characters and their forbidden passion. As always, Kenner delivers a sensual and heady physical relationship, fraught with danger, forbidden love and high-stakes complications.”—RT Book Reviews “Strong writing propels an exciting tale of longing, danger, and forbidden desire. The ending’s twist will leave readers eager for the next installment.”—Library Journal “This book had a little bit of everything. Mystery, suspense, emotion and dirty, hot sex.”—Shameless Book Club “Kenner wrote Dallas in such a way that you are enthralled with his character from the first page he graces. He’s sexy and extremely controlling but not quite wha

Dirty Little Secrets Book
Score: 3
From 17 Ratings

Dirty Little Secrets


  • Author : Kerry Cohen
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402260704

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Dirty Little Secrets Excerpt :

They have sex too early and for the wrong reasons. They get STDs. They get pregnant too young. They have "friends with benefits" but with no benefit to themselves. They don't get called. They get dumped. They hate themselves for being unlovable for being needy. They are loose girls they are everywhere and they need our help. In the provocative hit memoir Loose Girl, Kerry Cohen explored her own promiscuity with brutal candor and stunning clarity. Dirty Little Secrets is the eye-opening follow-up readers have been clamoring for, a riveting look at today's adolescent girls who use sex as a means to prove their worth. Cohen lays bare the hard truths about this dangerous life that reveals itself in girls you wouldn't expect and in ways you might not see-and that can seriously damage and hurt these girls. Featuring stories from self-admitted loose girls across the country, Dirty Little Secrets is an unforgettable wake-up call for our culture, ourselves, and our vulnerable daughters. "Very few people can write about teen girls' sexual promiscuity with the candor, empathy, and intelligence Kerry Cohen does...I think any girl who reads this will recognize at least one girl she knows-and that girl may be looking back at her in the mirror." -Rosalind Wiseman, new york times bestselling author of QUEEN BEES AND WANNABES and BOYS, GIRLS, AND OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS "As compassionate as it is enlightening, Kerry Cohen's Dirty Little Secrets argues for female safety and desire, and provides a road map for authentically healthy, vital sexuality." -Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Look Both Ways, F 'Em, and Manifesta "A must-read, for it sheds light on the truth behind the secrets and lies teens tell themselves... Women of all ages can relate and benefit from this book-I can't recommend it enough. Dirty Little Secrets is urgently needed." -Amber Smith, model and star of Dr. Drew Pinsky's Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Sex Rehab "Kerry Cohen has 'been there'-and it shows in her empa

The Dirty Secrets Club Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Dirty Secrets Club


  • Author : Meg Gardiner
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2008-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848943933

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Meet Jo Beckett - a forensic psychiatrist who profiles victims' lives to help solve their deaths. On a San Francisco street, Jo confronts a scene of pure carnage: four dead, five injured after a high speed pursuit. In the mangled remains of a BMW lies prosecutor Callie Harding, dead with the word dirty written in lipstick on her thigh. Why did Harding run from the police? Why did she crash through a bridge railing? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Jo is a last resort in difficult cases. But now she's on the front line, because Callie Harding isn't the first high flyer to go down and take others with her. And if Jo can't figure out why the prosecutor died, Harding won't be the last. Jo's about to discover how dirty some secrets can be.

Dirtiest Secret Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Dirtiest Secret


  • Author : J. Kenner
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101967454

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Dirtiest Secret Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of such “sizzling Stark novels” (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes a Stark International Novel featuring provocative bad boy Dallas Sykes—the first in a new trilogy in the S.I.N. series. It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart. The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me. Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have. Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine. We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes. Praise for Dirtiest Secret “[A] high-octane contemporary, the first in [J. Kenner’s] new Stark International Novel (S.I.N.) trilogy . . . Kenner skillfully builds a top-notch thriller.”—Publishers Weekly “Fans of Kenner’s steamy, decadent and daring plotlines will feel right at home in her new S.I.N. series and revel in the escapades of her tortured characters and their forbidden passion. As always, Kenner delivers a sensual and heady physical relationship, fraught with danger, forbidden love and high-stakes complications.”—RT Book Reviews “Strong writing propels an exciting tale of longing, danger, and forbidden desire. The ending’s twist will leave readers eager for the next installment.”—Library Journal “This book had a little bit of everything. Mystery, suspense, emotion and dirty, hot sex.”—Shameless Book Club “Kenner wrote Dallas in such a way that you are enthralled with his character from the first page he graces. He’s sexy and extremely controlling but not quite wha

Dirty Secret Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Dirty Secret


  • Author : Emma Hart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501104763

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series, a sizzling and steamy romance about second chances. Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back. Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B. is home on a tour break. Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her hometown. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left. Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change everything.

Waste Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Waste


  • Author : Catherine Coleman Flowers
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620976098

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Waste Excerpt :

The MacArthur grant–winning environmental justice activist’s riveting memoir of a life fighting for a cleaner future for America’s most vulnerable A Smithsonian Magazine Top Ten Best Science Book of 2020 Catherine Coleman Flowers, a 2020 MacArthur “genius,” grew up in Lowndes County, Alabama, a place that’s been called “Bloody Lowndes” because of its violent, racist history. Once the epicenter of the voting rights struggle, today it’s Ground Zero for a new movement that is also Flowers’s life’s work—a fight to ensure human dignity through a right most Americans take for granted: basic sanitation. Too many people, especially the rural poor, lack an affordable means of disposing cleanly of the waste from their toilets and, as a consequence, live amid filth. Flowers calls this America’s dirty secret. In this “powerful and moving book” (Booklist), she tells the story of systemic class, racial, and geographic prejudice that foster Third World conditions not just in Alabama, but across America, in Appalachia, Central California, coastal Florida, Alaska, the urban Midwest, and on Native American reservations in the West. In this inspiring story of the evolution of an activist, from country girl to student civil rights organizer to environmental justice champion at Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative, Flowers shows how sanitation is becoming too big a problem to ignore as climate change brings sewage to more backyards—not only those of poor minorities.

Laptop from Hell Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

Laptop from Hell


  • Author : Miranda Devine
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781637581063

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As seen on Tucker Carlson Tonight! USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! The inside story of the laptop that exposed the president’s dirtiest secret. When a drug-addled Hunter Biden abandoned his waterlogged computer at a Mac repair shop in Delaware in the spring of 2019, just six days before his father announced his candidacy for the United States presidency, it became the ticking time bomb in the shadows of Joe Biden’s campaign. The dirty secrets contained in Hunter’s laptop almost derailed his father’s presidential campaign and ignited one of the greatest media coverups in American history. This is the unvarnished story of what’s really inside the laptop and what China knows about the Bidens, by the New York Post journalist who brought it into the open. It exposes the coordinated censorship operation by Big Tech, the media establishment, and former intelligence operatives to stifle the New York Post’s coverage, in a chilling exercise of raw political power three weeks before the 2020 election. A treasure trove of corporate documents, emails, text messages, photographs, and voice recordings, spanning a decade, the laptop provided the first evidence that President Joe Biden was involved in his son’s ventures in China, Ukraine, and beyond, despite his repeated denials. This intimate insight into Hunter’s dissolute lifestyle shows he was incapable of holding down a job, let alone being paid tens of millions of dollars in high-powered international business deals by foreign interests, unless he had something else of value to sell—which of course he did. He was the son of the vice president who would go on to become the leader of the free world.

The Family Secret Book

The Family Secret


  • Author : Jamila Jasper
  • Publisher : Jamila Jasper Romance
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Family Secret Excerpt :

Book #2 in my best-selling interracial mafia romance trilogy Eve never thought she'd fall for a guy in the mafia. But she did -- and now they have a beautiful baby boy. A tragic event devastates their family. For their love to survive, Eve and Nico will have to fight against something bigger than both of them. ...And more importantly, they'll have to save their son's life. This BWWM novel is an extra-steamy read so hot it might melt your device! Book #1: Mad Mafia Love Book #2: You are here! Book #3: Out Of Bondage

Guilty Little Secrets Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Guilty Little Secrets


  • Author : Connie Lane
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307422996

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Guilty Little Secrets Excerpt :

Seduction knows no limits when two people with secrets join forces in Las Vegas. Special agent Rosie Malone never expected to find herself wearing a clown suit in some dark alley in Sin City, but she’s undercover in a high-stakes sting. Then a sexy male stripper named Mack starts muscling in on her territory. There’s something about the guy that catches Rosie’s eye, aside from his gorgeous body. What is Mack really after? For that matter, who the hell is he? As if having to resurrect his old strip routine to infiltrate a vicious crime ring weren’t bad enough, now Mack has the attention of a beautiful clown who’s asking dangerous questions—and getting all the wrong answers. Mack will need to move fast to keep Rosie safe, even if it means revealing his true identity. To stay one step ahead of some nasty thugs, they team up by posing as newlyweds on a dream vacation. Now Rosie and Mack must bring down their quarry while running for their lives—and falling in love.

IRS Secrets from the Nation s Cash Register Book

IRS Secrets from the Nation s Cash Register


  • Author : Julian Chitta
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612044637

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IRS Secrets from the Nation s Cash Register Excerpt :

Fascinating and candid, IRS Secrets from the Nation's Cash Register examines the inner workings of the Internal Revenue Service as well as its relationship to the federal courts. Author Julian Chitta - who worked for eight years at an IRS center as a collection agent - shows us how the IRS is stacked against the US taxpayer. This unique book provides a qualified snapshot of the workings of the fourth branch of the government, and shows how it has outlived elections, administrations, and congressional whims to form a specific power base for its own interests. IRS Secrets from the Nation's Cash Register spares nothing and divulges important information that Americans need to know. About the Author: Julian Chitta, a retired electrical engineer and a former US Merchant Marine Captain, lives in Kingsland, a small Texas rural community, where he enjoys hunting and fishing. His motivation in writing the IRS Secrets was to impart critical information to the American taxpayer, the most important person in our political system.His respect and admiration for American taxpayers permeates every single page of this book, as he suggests practical ways to deal with federal tax problems and how to avoid them. Previously, Mr. Chitta has written technical manuals, short stories, books on folk medicine, and on fresh water fishing. His style is unpretentious, giving the reader valuable technical information in a direct, conversational manner. Publisher's website: http: //www.sbpra.com/JulianChitt

The Solemn Bell Book

The Solemn Bell


  • Author : Allyson Jeleyne
  • Publisher : Fifty Forty Productions
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780990894698

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Reeling from a motorcar accident, Captain Brody Neill seeks shelter in a derelict manor. But the injured Captain is not alone. Haunted by horrors of the Great War, he has become addicted to the only drug strong enough to dull his tortured soul. Without his precious morphine, he cannot keep the disturbing visions of his past at bay. Only the mysterious, blind beauty who inhabits the house can save him, but doing so means that reclusive, sheltered Angelica Grey must risk exposing herself to a world of lies, lust, and obsession that she is not prepared for. *** Heat Rating: 4.5/5 Subjects include: Jazz Age Romance, 20th century, Roaring 20s, First World War, England, Redemption, Blindness, Addiction, Downton Abbey, Gothic Romance

The Dirty War Book

The Dirty War


  • Author : Martin Dillon
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-10-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407074801

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___________ 'This excellent book demands the attention of anyone concerned about civil liberties in the United Kingdom' Guardian 1969 was a year of rising tension, violence and change for the people of Northern Ireland. Rioting in Derry's Bogside led to the deployment of British troops and a shortlived, uneasy truce. The British army soon found itself engaged in an undercover war against the Provisional IRA, which was to last for more than twenty years. In this enthralling and controversial book, Martin Dillon, author of the bestselling The Shankill Butchers, examines the roles played by the Provisional IRA, the State forces, the Irish Government and the British Army during this troubled period. He unravels the mystery of war in which informers, agents and double agents operate, revealing disturbing facts about the way in which the terrorists and the Intelligence Agencies target, undermine and penetrate each other's ranks. The Dirty War is investigative reporting at its very best, containing startling disclosures and throwing new light on previously inexplicable events.

Dirty River Book

Dirty River


  • Author : Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551526010

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Dirty River Excerpt :

Lambda Literary Award finalist In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ran away from America with two backpacks and ended up in Canada, where she discovered queer anarchopunk love and revolution, yet remained haunted by the reasons she left home in the first place. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of dreams and nightmares, of immigration court lineups and queer South Asian dance nights; it reveals how a disabled queer woman of color and abuse survivor navigates the dirty river of the past and, as the subtitle suggests, "dreams her way home." Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poetry book Love Cake won a Lambda Literary Award.