Un (énorme) mensonge, un (inavouable) coup de foudre… Et puis quoi encore ? Jusque-là, April menait une existence paisible, sans stress ni complications. Tout bascule lorsque sa jumelle, May, lui demande d’échanger leurs vies. Vu sa dette envers elle, impossible de refuser… En l’espace de vingt-quatre heures, April prend donc la place de sa sœur, récupère son job de publicitaire auquel elle ne connaît rien, le monstre velu que May appelle un chien, et même Tybalt Emerson, un boss parfaitement parfait et pas du tout prévu au programme. Promis, c’est juste pour une semaine ! Ou deux… Un mois maximum ! Ce plan aurait presque pu fonctionner, mais c’était sans compter Tybalt, son regard qui vous happe, son sourire dément, son charme ravageur et son lot de mystères. Les complications ? Petit 1, il est son boss. Petit 2, ils vont devoir cohabiter. Petit 3, il n’a pas du tout l’air de vouloir la laisser filer… Ah oui, dernier petit détail de rien du tout : il ne doit jamais, au grand jamais, savoir qui elle est ! *** Il se rapproche de moi, colle sa joue contre la mienne et nous prend en selfie. – On peut faire mieux que ça, lâche-t-il soudain. Ses yeux se plantent dans les miens. Tybalt amène son visage tout près, je sens son souffle sur ma peau et mon cœur qui tambourine, s’emballe. Plus il avance et moins je respire. Lentement, ses lèvres s’approchent des miennes. Et les capturent. Doucement, d’abord, tandis qu’il appuie sur un bouton pour immortaliser l’instant. Puis le portable échoue sur le sable et la douceur évolue en autre chose. Ce baiser sage, presque chaste, devient plus urgent. Plus ardent. Tybalt emprisonne mon visage dans ses mains, ses lèvres se pressent contre ma bouche avec plus de hargne et il se fraie un passage. Je cède. Quand sa langue chaude s’enroule autour de la mienne, je crois défaillir. C’est chaud, mouillé, interdit, dément. Je gémis entre ses lèvres, il m’embrasse plus profondément encore en me plaquant contre lui. Et je l’embrasse en retour. Je l’embrasse encore. Je l’embrasse longtemps. Quand je recouvre mes esprits, je m’arrache à lui, me lève d’un bond et cours jusqu’aux vagues qui lèchent le sable. Je lâche un cri dans la nuit, perdue, affolée, consciente de l’erreur irréparable que je viens de commettre. Mais la vérité, c’est que si c’était à refaire, je ne suis pas sûre que je changerais quoi que ce soit. If you wanna be my lover..., d'Emma Green, histoire intégrale.

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Year 2021-07-05
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A very amusing book. Or, possibly, an evilly musing buck - Simon Hoggart Linguistic mistakes. We all make them.

Author Martin Toseland
Isbn 1909396109
Genre Humor
Year 2013-01-25
Pages 300
Language English
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This book unfolds the manifold, complex and intertwined relations between Fuzzy Logic and music in a first comprehensive overview on this topic: systematically as an outline, as completely as possible, in the aspects of Fuzzy Logic in this relation, and especially in music as a process with three main phases, five anthropological layers, and thirteen forms of existence of the art work (Classics, Jazz, Pop, Folklore). Being concerned with the ontological, gnoseological, psychological, and (music-) aesthetical status and the relative importance of different phenomena of relationship between music and Fuzzy Logic, the explication follows the four main principles (with five phenotypes) of Fuzzy Logic with respect to music: similarity, sharpening 1 as filtering, sharpening 2 as crystallization, blurring, and variation. The book reports on years of author’s research on topics that have been only little explored so far in the area of Music and Fuzzy Logic. It merges concepts of music analysis with fuzzy logical modes of thinking, in a unique way that is expected to attract both specialists of music and specialists of Fuzzy Logic, and also non-specialists in both fields. The book introduces the concept of dialectic between sharpening and – conscious – “blurring”. In turn, some important aspects of this dialectic are discussed, placing them in an historical dimension, and ending in the postulation of a 'musical turn' in the sciences, with some important reflections concerning a “Philosophy of Fuzzy Logic”. Moreover, a production-oriented thinking is borrowed from fuzzy logic to musicology in this book, opening new perspectives in music, and possibly also in other artistic fields.

Author Hanns-Werner Heister
Isbn 3662629070
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2021-02-21
Pages 724
Language English
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Both a literary magazine and a chronicle of girl culture, Bust was born in 1993. With contributors who are funny, fierce, and too smart to be anything but feminist, Bust is the original grrrl zine, with a base of loyal female fans--all those women who know that Glamour is garbage, Vogue is vapid, and Cosmo is clueless.The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order contains brand new, funny, sharp, trenchant essays along with some of the best writings from the magazine: Courtney Love's (unsolicited) piece on Bad Girls; the already immortal "Dont's For Boys"; an interview with girl-hero Judy Blume; and lots of other shocking, titillating, truthful articles. A kind of Our Bodies, Ourselves for Generation XX, The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order is destined to become required reading for today's hip urban girl and her admirers.

Author Marcelle Karp,Debbie Stoller
Isbn 1101503173
Genre Social Science
Year 1999-08-01
Pages 400
Language English
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The Spice Girls phenomenon was a genuine pop music landmark. No group since The Beatles had commanded as much media attention. Ginger, Baby, Posh, Sporty and Scary became international stars and, whether they were adored or ridiculed, they became the ultimate expression of global media fame in the Nineties.

Author David Sinclair
Isbn 0857121111
Genre Music
Year 2009-12-17
Pages 376
Language English
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From the author of The Girl Before comes a tense and incisive work of psychological suspense that examines how easy it is to fall into the wrong relationship...and how impossible it can be to leave. In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia feels adrift. When Bryce blows into her life, he seems like the perfect anchor. Handsome, charming, secure, and confident, Bryce brings out the best in Julia, sweeping her off her feet with attention and affection while grounding her with his certainty and faith. Together they embark on a path guided by the principles of his family and their church, each step a paving stone leading to happily ever after. But this is no fairy tale. Step by step, one small concession leading to another, Julia is slowly isolated from her job, her friends, and her family, until she comes to find that her dream come true is a cage. Then one day everything changes...and Julia is faced with no choice but to find a way out.

Author Rena Olsen
Isbn 1101982403
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-08-07
Pages 352
Language English
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This book explores how digital media can extend care practices among friends and peers, researching young people’s negotiations of sexual health, mental health, gender/sexuality, and dating apps, and highlighting the need for a multifocal approach that centres young people’s expertise. Taking an "everyday practice" approach to digital and social media, Digital Media, Friendship and Cultures of Care emphasises that digital media are not novel but integrated into daily life. The book introduces the concept of "digital cultures of care" as a new framework through which to consider digital practices of friendship and peer support, and how these play out across a range of platforms and networks. Challenging common public and academic concerns about peer and friendship influences on young people, these terms are unpacked and reconsidered through attention to digital media, drawing on qualitative research findings to argue that digital and social media have created important new opportunities for emotional support, particularly for young people and LGBTQ+ people who are often excluded from formal healthcare and social support. This book and its comprehensive focus on friendship will be of interest to a range of readers, including academics, students, health promoters, educators, policymakers, and advocacy groups for either young people, LGBTQ+ communities, or digital citizenship. Academics most interested in this book will be working in digital media studies, health sociology, critical public health, health communication, sexualities, cultural studies, sex education, and gender studies.

Author Paul Byron
Isbn 0429590490
Genre Social Science
Year 2020-11-30
Pages 186
Language English
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Essays and critical profiles draw attention to those whose music and persona exude defiance--from the Beatles and the Kinks to the Smiths the Sex Pistols--to investigate the nature of rock humor and the ways these groups used it to attack prevailing social structures. Original.

Author Iain Ellis
Isbn 184150565X
Genre Humor
Year 2012
Pages 207
Language English
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Women and Popular Music explores the changing role of women musicians and the ways in which their songs resonate in popular culture. Sheila Whiteley begins by examining the counter-culture's reactionary attitudes to women through the lyrics of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. She explores the ways in which artists like Joplin and Joni Mitchell confronted issues of sexuality and freedom, redefining women's participation in the industry, and assesses the personal cost of their achievements. She considers how stars such as Annie Lennox, Madonna and k.d. lang have confronted issues of gender stereotyping and sexuality, through pop videos for 'Justify My Love' and 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)', and looks at the enduring importance of the singer-songwriter through artists such as Tracey Chapman. Lastly, she assesses the contribution of contemporary artists including Tori Amos, P.J. Harvey and Courtney Love, and asks whether the Spice Girls are just a 'cartoon feminist pop group' or if they provide positive role models for teenage girls.

Author Sheila Whiteley
Isbn 113512180X
Genre Social Science
Year 2013-05-13
Pages 256
Language English
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A smart, urgently needed book that helps parents and their kids navigate today’s online landscape—from the founder and CEO of the nation’s leading authority on kids and the media. Now, more than ever, parents need help in navigating their kids’ online, media-saturated lives. Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading kidsand- media organization, and the father of four children, knows that many parents and teachers—unlike their technology-savvy kids—may be tourists in the online world. In this essential book, Steyer—a frequent commentator on national TV and radio— offers an engaging blend of straightforward advice and anecdotes that address what he calls RAP, the major pitfalls relating to kids’ use of media and technology: relationship issues, attention/addiction problems, and the lack of privacy. Instead of shielding children completely from online images and messages, Steyer’s practical approach gives parents essential tools to help filter content, preserve good relationships with their children, and make common sense, value-driven judgments for kids of all ages. Not just about Facebook, this comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to the online world, media, and mobile devices belongs in the hands of all parents and educators raising kids in today’s digital age.

Author James P. Steyer
Isbn 1451657358
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 224
Language English
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The rapid pace of technological change over the last decade, particularly the rise of social media, has deeply affected the ways in which we interact as individuals, in groups, and among institutions to the point that it is difficult to grasp what it would be like to lose access to this everyday aspect of modern life. The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning investigates the ways in which social media is now firmly engrained in all aspects of music education, providing fascinating insights into the ways in which social media, musical participation, and musical learning are increasingly entwined. In five sections of newly commissioned chapters, a refreshing mix of junior and senior scholars tackle questions concerning the potential for formal and informal musical learning in a networked society. Beginning with an overview of community identity and the new musical self through social media, scholars explore intersections between digital, musical, and social constructs including the vernacular of born-digital performance, musical identity and projection, and the expanding definition of musical empowerment. The fifth section brings this handbook to full practical fruition, featuring firsthand accounts of digital musicians, students, and teachers in the field. The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning opens up an international discussion of what it means to be a musical community member in an age of technologically mediated relationships that break down the limits of geographical, cultural, political, and economic place.

Author Janice L. Waldron,Stephanie Horsley,Kari K. Veblen
Isbn 0190660791
Genre Music
Year 2020-09-23
Pages 656
Language English
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In the early nineties, riot grrrl exploded onto the underground music scene, inspiring girls to pick up an instrument, create fanzines, and become politically active. Rejecting both traditional gender roles and their parents' brand of feminism, riot grrrls celebrated and deconstructed femininity. The media went into a titillated frenzy covering followers who wrote "slut" on their bodies, wore frilly dresses with combat boots, and talked openly about sexual politics. The movement's message of "revolution girl-style now" soon filtered into the mainstream as "girl power," popularized by the Spice Girls and transformed into merchandising gold as shrunken T-shirts, lip glosses, and posable dolls. Though many criticized girl power as at best frivolous and at worst soulless and hypersexualized, Marisa Meltzer argues that it paved the way for today's generation of confident girls who are playing instruments and joining bands in record numbers. Girl Power examines the role of women in rock since the riot grrrl revolution, weaving Meltzer's personal anecdotes with interviews with key players such as Tobi Vail from Bikini Kill and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. Chronicling the legacy of artists such as Bratmobile, Sleater-Kinney, Alanis Morissette, Britney Spears, and, yes, the Spice Girls, Girl Power points the way for the future of women in rock.

Author Marisa Meltzer
Isbn 9781429933285
Genre Music
Year 2010-02-15
Pages 176
Language English
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What defines pop music? Why do we consider some styles as easier listening than others? Arranged in three parts: Aesthetics and Authenticity - Groove, Sampling and Industry - Subjectivity, Ethnicity and Politics, this collection of essays by a group of international scholars deals with these questions in diverse ways. This volume prepares the reader for the debates around pop's intricate historical, aesthetic and cultural roots. The intellectual perspectives on offer present the interdisciplinary aspects of studying music and, spanning more than twenty-five years, these essays form a snapshot of some of the authorial voices that have shaped the specific subject matter of pop criticism within the broader field of popular music studies. A common thread running through these essays is the topic of interpretation and its relation to conceptions of musicality, subjectivity and aesthetics. The principle aim of this collection is to demonstrate that pop music needs to be evaluated on its own terms within the cultural contexts that make it meaningful.

Author Stan Hawkins
Isbn 135155378X
Genre Music
Year 2017-07-05
Pages 560
Language English
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When a twenty-one-year-old man comes of age, he realizes his sexual orientation is legally recognized, so he goes for it; however, it is not without its problems, and hurdles are thrown in. Gradually, he overcomes the problems and embarks on a journey of characters that are nice, awful, and damn right eccentric. Finally, the world evolves into a different place, and he marches into the future. This is a story predominantly set in London during the 1990s, with reference to life pre excess technology and social media.

Author Whitford Marks
Isbn 1524632872
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-06-13
Pages 646
Language English
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An honest and engaging account of one amateur hiker's journey to spiritual transformation as he climbs to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After his brother-in-law Chris passed away, author Jeff Belanger made the decision to take the trip of a lifetime, both in honor of Chris and in pursuit of clarity about his own life and goals. The Call of Kilimanjaro is a day-by-day record of Belanger's ascent to the peak of Africa's highest mountain. By turns contemplative and irreverent, joyful and thoughtful, boyish and wise, this is a book for all ages - from 10 to 100 - and a memoir for armchair travelers with an interest in spirituality. By example, Belanger teaches us to take stock of our accomplishments, eye the lofty goals we've placed in front of ourselves, and push higher than we've ever dared, turning an honest eye toward past, present, and future, through the end of life and beyond.

Author Jeff Belanger
Isbn 1632892383
Genre Travel
Year 2021-03-09
Pages 256
Language English
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In the next wave of conduct regulation in financial markets, from 2021 conduct regulators in the UK and elsewhere expect firms to produce evidence on how they are improving behaviour and culture. Facing this, many practitioners are anxious that their current reporting and management information (MI) are irrelevant to meeting as-yet unclear regulatory expectations. This book provides the insights and tools firms need to report on culture, securing both enhanced business value and the regulator's approval. Culture is now seen as a key contributor to good governance, feeding into existing discourse on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and the emerging dialogue on 'non-financial (mis)conduct', but conventional measures of business quality are unfit for the new reporting agenda. Culture Audit in Financial Services follows the arc of 'behavioural regulation' to examine what the regulator really wants, before offering guidance on how culture audit differs from conventional auditing, how to put the latest pure-research findings to work, and the key features of well-designed conduct and culture reports. Written by an impartial author and a variety of contributors with extensive experience working with practitioners, regulators, and many of the world's finest academic initiatives, this book is filled with practical, grounded advice on how best to approach this new challenge and avoid infractions.

Author Roger Miles
Isbn 1789667763
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2021-06-03
Pages 448
Language English
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This book is a compilation of a full year's entries from the website The Secret Diary of Bill Gates, which details the daily doings of Microsoft's head honcho in a parodic format.

Author Bill G.
Isbn 1449441408
Genre Humor
Year 2012-12-18
Pages 273
Language English
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A COMPILATION OF SHORT STORIES, THOUGHTS, POEMS MONOLOGUES AND WISE WORDS

Author Sonya Shuman
Isbn 1329789989
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2015-12-27
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At 11 years of age, Maxwell Roosevelt is destined for greatness. Born of affluent parents and attending an ivy league prep school, Max has everything he needs for success, including a presidential name. But Max has a secret that has nothing to do with success. He fantasizes about being an ordinary kid, with ordinary parents who will give him the affection he craves. He wishes he could be someone else’s little kid running around in diapers. Yes, Max wants to wear diapers. When Max meets another boy at the public pool with a similar desire, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Robby is from a working-class home, attends public school, and has little ambition beyond playing video games and making fun of his teenage brother’s love angst. As a former bedwetter, he also has an interest in diapers for security reasons; and so, with a common interest, the two boys become friends over the summer. Then Halloween comes and their lives are interrupted by the Zombie Apocalypse. Max’s life takes a dramatic turn as he now fights to survive, aided by Robby’s brother’s teenage girlfriend, Cindy, and Cindy’s three lesbian teenage friends. With additional help from Cindy’s lesbian friend’s grandpa who is a survivalist…well, it gets complicated. It boils down to this: zombies won’t stop until they find what it is they’ve lost. Is it something as simple as a beloved childhood toy, or is it just brains they’re after? Max discovers the truth in a climactic standoff. The question is: is anyone left alive in the world to hear it?

Author Barry Oliver
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Year 2020-08-30
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Life in the fast lane... Screaming fans... Bright lights... Fame... And all the pressure that comes with them. "So... are there any musicians in here?" A simple question, asked one afternoon in a rural high school music room. A few days later, six kids answer it. A year later, they are the biggest thing in pop music. Go figure? Join Martin, Misty, Joshua, Ariel, Rhyan, and Vanessa - known to the world as RANSOM - as they go from small-town Kansas, to filling 15,000 seat arenas, and ultimately, to the stage at the Grammys - twice. Tag along as these six amazingly talented friends show the world that fame can be achieved without losing one's roots, and that being driven and passionate, can turn 'life in the fast lane' into the 'journey of a lifetime'.

Author Riley Morgan
Isbn 1944382321
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 582
Language English
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