Modern Lovers Book
Score: 3
From 1,101 Ratings

Modern Lovers


  • Author : Emma Straub
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594634673

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Modern Lovers Excerpt :

Back in their band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn. But nothing has aged them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. As secrets and revelations are finally let loose-- about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them-- the stability of their lives can never be reclaimed.

Modern Love  Revised and Updated  Media Tie In  Book

Modern Love Revised and Updated Media Tie In


  • Author : Andrew Rannells
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Dating (Social customs)
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593137208

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Modern Love Revised and Updated Media Tie In Excerpt :

The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the New York Times "Modern Love" column--now revised and updated, featuring stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery.tery.

Laura Lamont s Life in Pictures Book
Score: 3
From 70 Ratings

Laura Lamont s Life in Pictures


  • Author : Emma Straub
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101596890

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Laura Lamont s Life in Pictures Excerpt :

A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age. In 1920, Elsa Emerson, the youngest and blondest of three sisters, is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and more than anything, Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child¹s game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura’s great love; she becomes an Academy Award­-winning actress—and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself. Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is as intimate—and as bigger-than-life—as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub’s reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.

Other People We Married Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Other People We Married


  • Author : Emma Straub
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101575284

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Other People We Married Excerpt :

The beloved story collection from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, All Adults Here and This Time Tomorrow In Other People We Married, Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight. In “Some People Must Really Fall in Love,” an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in “A Map of Modern Palm Springs.” In “Puttanesca,” two widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These twelve stories, filled with sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language, announce the arrival of a major new talent.

Modern Lovers Book
Score: 3
From 1,100 Ratings

Modern Lovers


  • Author : Emma Straub
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698407978

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Modern Lovers Excerpt :

“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm From the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Vacationers and All Adults Here, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college— and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

Friends and Strangers Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Friends and Strangers


  • Author : J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525436478

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Friends and Strangers Excerpt :

"From the best-selling author of Maine, a gorgeous, compulsively-readable novel that tells the story of the complex relationship between two women, Elisabeth, a privileged new mother and writer attempting to find her footing after childbirth, and Sam, the idealistic, working-class college student she hires to nanny her young son"--

The Modern Lovers  The Modern Lovers Book

The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers


  • Author : Sean L. Maloney
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501322204

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The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers Excerpt :

From the "War on Hippies" to the Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, the story of Modern Lovers is a high octane tale of Brutalist architecture, rock 'n' roll ambition and the struggle for identity in a changing world. One of punk rock's foundational documents, the archetype for indie obsession and all but disowned by its author, The Modern Lovers was an album doomed by its own coolness from day one. Powered by the two-chord wonder “Roadrunner” and its proclamation that “I'm in love with rock 'n' roll,”The Modern Lovers is the essential document of American alienation, an escape route from the cultural wasteland of postwar suburbia. The Modern Lovers is the bridge connecting the Velvet Underground and the Sex Pistols; they were peers of the New York Dolls and friends with Gram Parsons and they would splinter into Talking Heads, The Cars, and The Real Kids. But The Modern Lovers was never meant to be an album. A collection of demos, recorded in fits and starts as Jonathan Richman and his band negotiate modernity and the music industry. It is a collection of songs about a city and a society in flux, grappling with ancient corruptions and bright-eyed idealism. Richman observes a city all but abandoned by adults, ravaged by white flight and urban renewal, veering towards anarchy as old world social moors collide with new attitudes. It is a city stands in stark contrast to the the ranchstyle bedroom community where he was raised. All of these conflicts are churned through Richman's intellectual acuity and emotional unrest to create one of the 20th century's most enduring documents of post-adolescent malaise.

The Vacationers Book
Score: 2.5
From 3,940 Ratings

The Vacationers


  • Author : Emma Straub
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101618042

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The Vacationers Excerpt :

"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars) An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated. This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

What Shamu Taught Me About Life  Love  and Marriage Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

What Shamu Taught Me About Life Love and Marriage


  • Author : Amy Sutherland
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009-04-14
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812978087

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What Shamu Taught Me About Life Love and Marriage Excerpt :

While observing trainers of exotic animals, journalist Amy Sutherland had an epiphany: What if she used their techniques with the human animals in her own life–specifically her dear husband, Scott? As Sutherland put training principles into action, she noticed that not only did her twelve-year-old marriage improve, but she herself became more optimistic and less judgmental. What started as a goofy experiment had such good results that Sutherland began using the training techniques with all the people in her life, including her mother, her friends, her students, even the clerk at the post office. Full of fun facts, fascinating insights, hilarious anecdotes, and practical tips, What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage reveals the biggest lesson Sutherland learned: The only animal you can truly change is yourself.

Tiny Love Stories Book

Tiny Love Stories


  • Author : Daniel Jones
  • Publisher : Artisan
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781648290138

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Tiny Love Stories Excerpt :

An illustrated collection of 175 mini love stories from the New York Times’s Tiny Love Stories column, by the editors of Modern Love.

Pocket Kama Sutra Book

Pocket Kama Sutra


  • Author : Nicole Bailey
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844833245

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Pocket Kama Sutra Excerpt :

Take the most potent ingredients from Eastern eroticism, add sumptuous photographs, and mix in a tantalizing blend of ancient and modern wisdom. Wrap it all up in an irresistible gift format. The result? An irresistible pocket-size Kama Sutra that offers a magic potion for the best sex ever!Four sensuous chapters explain it all. Go "Slow and Soulful," with the secret recipe for languid lovemaking that lasts for hours and hours: it's like taking a sensual tour of your partner's body. For sex driven by speed, urgency, and excitement, choose "Fast and Passionate" positions--including one called "Driving in the Peg." "Deep and Erotic" presents a menu of intensely penetrative positions, while "Adventurous" lives up to its name for creative, challenging, and fun moves! All the sex-enhancing ideas come from the classic texts--The Kama Sutra, Ananga Ranga, and The Perfumed Garden--and provide timeless wisdom that leads to truly intimate sex that helps lovers feel connected both in mind and body.

Book Lovers Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Book Lovers


  • Author : Emily Henry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593334843

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Book Lovers Excerpt :

“One of my favorite authors.”—Colleen Hoover An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily ∙ Today ∙ Parade ∙ Marie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ PopSugar ∙ Katie Couric Media ∙ Book Bub ∙ SheReads ∙ Medium ∙ The Washington Post ∙ and more! One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming... Nora Stephens' life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby. Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.

Modern Love Book

Modern Love


  • Author : George Meredith
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770487642

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Modern Love Excerpt :

The Victorian writer George Meredith completed Modern Love, his most famous poem, in the months following his wife’s death in 1861. The series of 16-line sonnets (a stanzaic form Meredith invented) depicts isolated scenes in an unhappy marriage as both partners take lovers. At the time, Meredith’s long poem was savaged by critics both for its style and for its “diseased” content. In this century, however, it has been lauded as a complex and extraordinarily powerful exploration of the realities of Victorian marriage.

Modern Love Book

Modern Love


  • Author : David Shumway
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814798300

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Modern Love Excerpt :

“My ideas of romance came from the movies,” said Woody Allen, and it is to the movies—as well as to novels, advice columns, and self-help books—that David Shumway turns for his history of modern love. Modern Love argues that a crisis in the meaning and experience of marriage emerged when it lost its institutional function of controlling the distribution of property, and instead came to be seen as a locus for feelings of desire, togetherness, and loss. Over the course of the twentieth century, partly in response to this crisis, a new language of love—“intimacy”—emerged, not so much replacing but rather coexisting with the earlier language of “romance.” Reading a wide range of texts, from early twentieth-century advice columns and their late twentieth-century antecedent, the relationship self-help book, to Hollywood screwball comedies, and from the “relationship films” of Woody Allen and his successors to contemporary realist novels about marriages, Shumway argues that the kinds of stories the culture has told itself have changed. Part layperson’s history of marriage and romance, part meditation on intimacy itself, Modern Love will be both amusing and interesting to almost anyone who thinks about relationships (and who doesn’t?).