Download and read online Plaid Skirt Confessions in PDF and EPUB Leah and Erica have been best friends and have gone to the same Catholic school since just about forever. Leah spends so much time with the Nolans-just Erica and her handsome father now, since Erica's mother died-that she's practically part of the family. When the girls find something naughty under Mr. Nolan's bed, their strict, repressive upbringing makes it all the more exciting as they begin their sexual experimentation. Leah's exploration presses deeper, and eventually she finds herself in love for the first time, torn between her best friend and her best friend's...
Download and read online Confessions of a Catholic Schoolgirl in PDF and EPUB Valerie Bernowski'a bumpy road to self-discovery is paved with a cynical sense of humor, a longing for love, and a struggle to find faith. Will Valerie realize that in order to move forward, she needs to let go of the pain of the past and the fear of her future?
Download and read online Confessions in PDF and EPUB Sometimes the truth hurts… Reed's new boyfriend Josh has been arrested for her ex-boyfriend's murder, but Reed is convinced that he is innocent and that the killer is still out there. Desperate to uncover the truth, Reed does some digging - but what she unearths is more dangerous than even she knew. For the girls of Billings Hall have more secrets than the CIA, and they aren't relinquishing their hold on Reed. Once a Billings Girl, always a Billings Girl… Forever.
Download and read online Forbidden Fruit in PDF and EPUB From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT - OVER A MILLION BOOKS SOLD! Leah and Erica have been best friends since just about forever. Leah spends so much time with the Nolans that she's practically part of the family. When the girls find something naughty under Mr. Nolan's bed, their strict, repressive Catholic upbringing makes it all the more exciting as they begin their sexual experimentation. Leah's exploration presses deeper, and eventually she finds herself in love for the first time, torn between her best friend and her best friend's father. Note to Readers: This story appeared in another, now rather infamous book of mine (Under Mr. Nolan's Bed). This tale, previously titled Plaid Skirt Confessions, is a slightly less naughty, but no less sexy re-telling of those events--updated and redressed for your reading pleasure with an ending that may leave you a little more satisfied. THE NOLAN TRILOGY Temptation Confession Grace RELATED TITLES Under Mr. Nolan's Bed (Original) Under Mr. Nolan's Bed (Revised)
Download and read online Confessions of a Tax Collector in PDF and EPUB Twelve years ago, Richard Yancey answered a blind ad in the newspaper offering a salary higher than what he’d made over the three previous years combined. It turned out that the job was for the Internal Revenue Service -- the most hated and feared organization in the federal government. So Yancey became the man who got in his car, drove to your house, knocked on your door, and made you pay. Never mind that his car was littered with candy wrappers, his palms were sweaty, and he couldn’t remember where he stashed his own tax records. He was there on the authority of the United States government. With "a rich mix of humor, horror, and angst [and] better than most novels on the bestseller lists" (Boston Sunday Globe), Confessions of a Tax Collector contains an astonishing cast of too-strange-for-fiction characters. But the most intriguing character of all is Yancey himself who -- in detailing how the job changed him and how he managed to pull himself back from the brink of moral, ethical, and spiritual bankruptcy -- reveals what really lies beneath those dark suits and mirrored sunglasses. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Download and read online Confessions of a Hapless Hedonist in PDF and EPUB Confessions of a Hapless Hedonist is a lighthearted first-hand account about the seductive perils of our time. Ranging over a century of intimate foibles and world events, it is the true story of an outlandish family forced to abandon a life of wealth and privilege in Europe after World War II, and start anew in the United States. Within the framework of this family transition played out on both sides of the Atlantic is the drama of the narrator ́s devotion to the unbridled pursuit of pleasure — and his wrenching discovery of a more subtle but no less compelling imperative. Endowed with a sensual predisposition from early childhood, the narrator is far too ready to subordinate personal and professional integrity to his hedonistic quest. As he is increasingly able to partake of the bounties offered by living in the United States — this Garden of Eden that has no forbidden trees — he also becomes increasingly aware of the less heralded consequences for him and millions of others of his ilk. "Are we doomed always to live in a world where we suffered and died because there wasn ́t enough," he reflects ruefully,"or in a world where we suffered and died because we failed to learn how to handle plenitude?" Confessions of a Hapless Hedonist sparkles with the colorful characters of the narrator ́s relatives: his father, transformed by his adopted country from Mr. Count to a salesman of Exercycles; his sister Manya, a proselytizing charismatic Christian married to a hotelier on Cape Cod; his aunt Issten, exiled years ago to a penurious existence in a dilapidated chateau in France after openly engaging in an extra-marital affair with a famous American black to create a more compassionate world; Albrecht, Issten’s long-suffering son laboring quixotically in his privileged retreat in the Austrian Alps to save humanity from its excesses; and Princess Stephanie, Albrecht’s enchanting daughter whose relentless quest for romantic love leaves even her unconventional grandmother Issten aghast. There is also God, whether in the guise of the demanding but just Yahweh of Abraham or Manya ́s gentle, ever-forgiving Jesus Christ. Beyond its distinctive, autobiographical story line, Confessions of a Hapless Hedonist is an uncontrived morality tale that offers a mirror for those who would subscribe to the popular mantra of our day, "You only go around once; so grab all the pleasures you can!" The unabashed abandon of the book ́s first part, In Quest of Pleasure, and the emotional immediacy of the second part, In Quest of Redemption, combine to reflect the mounting clash between the unconstrained desires of our materialistic civilization and the reactive dictates of fundamentalism. The global scope of Confessions of a Hapless Hedonist implicitly offers a palatable alternative and should serve as a spiritual "red alert" at this critical juncture in history. "The author has succeeded in reaching a depth of feeling and expression few writers even know about, much less arrive at." — Lewis H. Lapham, Editor Harper ́s Magazine "Tender, funny, touching and true – a unique page-turner." — Stephen Birmingham, Author Our Crowd
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Download and read online Confessions of a Left Handed Man in PDF and EPUB Peter Selgin was cursed/blessed with an unusual childhood. The son of Italian immigrants—his father an electronics inventor and a mother so good looking UPS drivers swerved off their routes to see her—Selgin spent his formative years scrambling among the hat factory ruins of a small Connecticut town, visiting doting—and dotty—relatives in the “old world,” watching mental giants clash at Mensa gatherings, enduring Pavlovian training sessions with a grandmother bent on “curing” his left-handedness, and competing savagely with his right-handed twin. It’s no surprise, then, that Selgin went on from these peculiar beginnings to do . . . well, nearly everything. Confessions of a Left-Handed Man is a bold, unblushing journey down roads less traveled. Whether recounting his work driving a furniture delivery truck, his years as a caricaturist, his obsession with the Titanic that compelled him to complete seventy-five paintings of the ship(in sinking and nonsinking poses), or his daily life as a writer, from start to finish readers are treated to a vividly detailed, sometimes hilarious, often moving, but always memorable life. In this modern-day picaresque, Selgin narrates an artist’s journey from unconventional roots through gritty experience to artistic achievement. With an elegant narrative voice that is, by turns, frank, witty, and acid-tongued, Selgin confronts his past while coming to terms with approaching middle age, reaching self-understanding tempered by reflection, regret, and a sharply self-deprecating sense of humor.
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Download and read online Ricky s Confession in PDF and EPUB The book possesses attributes of all the human elements arousing interest: birth, love, tragedy, failure, success, substance abuse, creativity, politics; and, depending on the reader's perspective, a justified killing or murder; it can't be both. This novel will make you smile a lot, and laugh often. Relating to specific characters, you will feel joy, sadness, and abandoned. Genuinely focused, the novel reveals a young man of many defects in love for the first time at the age of thirty, the challenges he creates, and those of daily living which he faces. More than anything, the novel is about love, and all Ricky will do and how he will change himself to acquire the only woman he's ever loved. It is a remarkable story which will leave you wondering if it is actually true; who knows? I'll never tell....
Download and read online Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules in PDF and EPUB A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff. A bestseller in its own right and a must-have for fans of the #1 bestselling author David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction. David Sedaris is an exceptional reader. Alone in his apartment, he reads stories aloud to the point he has them memorized. Sometimes he fantasizes that he wrote them. Sometimes, when they’re his very favorite stories, he’ll fantasize about reading them in front of an audience and taking credit for them. The audience in these fantasies always loves him and gives him the respect he deserves. David Sedaris didn’t write the stories in Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules . But he did read them. And he liked them enough to hand pick them for this collection of short fiction. Featuring such notable writers as Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, Jean Thompson, and Tobias Wolff, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules includes some of the most influential and talented short story writers, contemporary and classic. Perfect for fans who suffer from Sedaris fever, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules will tide them over and provide relief.
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