Wanting What You Get

( KINDLE Wanting What You Get ) author Kathy Love – pandoraringsjewelry.us ä Chunky and unpopular in high school Ellie Stepp was often the

We Are Watching Eliza Bright

Eliza Bright was living the dream as an elite video game coder at Fancy Dog Games when her private life suddenly became public. But is Eliza Bright a brilliant, self taught coder bravely calling out the toxic masculinity and chauvinism that pervades her workplace and industry? Or, is Eliza Bright a woman who needs to be destroyed to protect the sanctity of gaming culture? It depends on who you ask

When Eliza reports an incident of workplace harassment that is quickly dismissed, she's forced to take her frustrations to a journalist who blasts her story across the Internet. She's fired and doxed, and becomes a rallying figure for women across America. But she's also enraged the beast that is male gamers on 4Chan and Reddit, whose collective, unreliable voice narrates our story. Soon Eliza is in the cross hairs of the gaming community, threatened and stalked as they monitor her every move online and across New York City.

As the violent power of an angry male collective descends upon everyone in Eliza's life, it becomes increasingly difficult to know who to trust, even when she's eventually taken in and protected by an under the radar Collective known as the Sixsterhood. The violence moves from cyberspace to the real world, as a vicious male super fan known only as The Ghost is determined to exact his revenge on behalf of men everywhere. We watch alongside the Sixsterhood and subreddit incels as this dramatic cat and mouse game plays out to reach its violent and inevitable conclusion.

This is an extraordinary, unputdownable novel that explores the dark recesses of the Internet and male rage, and the fragile line between the online world and real life. It's a thrilling story of female resilience and survival, packed with a powerful feminist message.

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain

At the March on Washington in 1963, Josephine Baker was fifty seven years old, well beyond her most prolific days. But in her speech she was in a mood to consider her life, her legacy, her departure from the country she was now triumphantly returning to. “I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too,” she told the crowd. Inspired by these few words, Hanif Abdurraqib has written a profound and lasting reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture. Each moment in every performance he examines—whether it’s the twenty seven seconds in “Gimme Shelter” in which Merry Clayton wails the words “rape, murder,” a schoolyard fistfight, a dance marathon, or the instant in a game of spades right after the cards are dealt—has layers of resonance in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and Abdurraqib’s own personal history of love, grief, and performance.

Abdurraqib writes prose brimming with jubilation and pain, infused with the lyricism and rhythm of the musicians he loves. With care and generosity, he explains the poignancy of performances big and small, each one feeling intensely familiar and vital, both timeless and desperately urgent. Filled with sharp insight, humor, and heart, A Little Devil in America exalts the Black performance that unfolds in specific moments in time and space—from midcentury Paris to the moon, and back down again to a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio.

Nothin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion

The New York Times Bestseller

The Explosive National Bestseller

A backstage pass to the wildest and loudest party in rock history you'll feel like you were right there with us! Bret Michaels of Poison

Nothin' But a Good Time is the definitive, no holds barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal, told by the musicians and industry insiders who lived it.

Hard rock in the 1980s was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated and maybe even helped to define a spectacularly over the top decade. Indeed, fist pumping hits like Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It, M�tley Cr�e's Girls, Girls, Girls, and Guns N' Roses' Welcome to the Jungle are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, Pac Man, and E.T.

From the do or die early days of self financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi Platinum, MTV powered glory years of stadium shaking anthems and chart topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock's Nothin' But a Good Time captures the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers on who lived it.

Featuring an impassioned foreword by Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist and avowed glam metal fanatic Corey Taylor, and drawn from over 200 new interviews with members of Van Halen, M�tley Cr�e, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Winger, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and many , this is the ultimate, uncensored, and often unhinged chronicle of a time where excess and success walked hand in hand, told by the men and women who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era one in which the bands and their fans went looking for nothin' but a good timeand found it.

When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today

The New York Times bestselling author of Seinfeldia tells the little known story of four trailblazing women in the early days of television who laid the foundation of the industry we know today.It was the Golden Age of Radio and powerful men were making millions in advertising dollars reaching thousands of listeners every day. When television arrived, few radio moguls were interested in the upstart industry and its tiny production budgets, and expensive television sets were out of reach for most families. But four women—each an independent visionary— saw an opportunity and carved their own paths, and in so doing invented the way we watch tv today.

Irna Phillips turned real life tragedy into daytime serials featuring female dominated casts. Gertrude Berg turned her radio show into a Jewish family comedy that spawned a play, a musical, an advice column, a line of house dresses, and other products. Hazel Scott, already a renowned musician, was the first African American to host a national evening variety program. Betty White became a daytime talk show fan favorite and one of the first women to produce, write, and star in her own show.

Together, their stories chronicle a forgotten chapter in the history of television and popular culture.

But as the medium became popular—and lucrative—in the wake of World War II, the House Un American Activities Committee arose to threaten entertainers, blacklisting many as communist sympathizers. As politics, sexism, racism, anti Semitism, and money collided, the women who invented television found themselves fighting from the margins, as men took control. But these women were true survivors who never gave up—and thus their legacies remain with us in our television dominated era. It's time we reclaimed their forgotten histories and the work they did to pioneer the medium that now rules our lives.

This amazing and heartbreaking history, illustrated with photos, tells it all for the first time. 

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic

Much than a page turner. It's the first essential work of cultural history of the new decade. Charles Kaiser, The GuardianThe Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of the behind the scenes explorations of the classic American Westerns High Noon and The Searchers now reveals the history of the controversial 1969 Oscar winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture.

Director John Schlesinger's Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards, and introduced the world to the transcendently talented Julie Christie. Suddenly the toast of Hollywood, Schlesinger used his newfound clout to film an expensive, Panavision adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd. Expectations were huge, making the movie's complete critical and commercial failure even devastating, and Schlesinger suddenly found himself persona non grata in the Hollywood circles he had hoped to conquer.

Given his recent travails, Schlesinger's next project seemed doubly daring, bordering on foolish. James Leo Herlihy's novel Midnight Cowboy, about a Texas hustler trying to survive on the mean streets of 1960's New York, was dark and transgressive. Perhaps something about the book's unsparing portrait of cultural alienation resonated with him. His decision to film it began one of the unlikelier convergences in cinematic history, centered around a city that seemed, at first glance, as unwelcoming as Herlihy's novel itself.

Glenn Frankel's Shooting Midnight Cowboy tells the story of a modern classic that, by all accounts, should never have become one in the first place. The film's boundary pushing subject matter homosexuality, prostitution, sexual assault earned it an X rating when it first appeared in cinemas in 1969. For Midnight Cowboy, Schlesinger who had never made a film in the United States enlisted Jerome Hellman, a producer coming off his own recent flop and smarting from a failed marriage, and Waldo Salt, a formerly blacklisted screenwriter with a tortured past. The decision to shoot on location in New York, at a time when the city was approaching its gritty nadir, backfired when a sanitation strike filled Manhattan with garbage fires and fears of dysentery.

Much than a history of Schlesinger's film, Shooting Midnight Cowboy is an arresting glimpse into the world from which it emerged: a troubled city that nurtured the talents and ambitions of the pioneering Polish cinematographer Adam Holender and legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, who discovered both Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight and supported them for the roles of Ratso Rizzo and Joe Buck leading to one of the most intensely moving joint performances ever to appear on screen. We follow Herlihy himself as he moves from the experimental confines of Black Mountain College to the theatres of Broadway, influenced by close relationships with Tennessee Williams and Ana�s Nin, and yet unable to find lasting literary success.

By turns madcap and serious, and enriched by interviews with Hoffman, Voight, and others, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic is not only the definitive account of the film that unleashed a new wave of innovation in American cinema, but also the story of a country and an industry beginning to break free from decades of cultural and sexual repression.

Hudson Valley Mediterranean gWith the exception of the first 30% and last 10% this book was dangerously approaching a 2 star rating The premise soundedreat and I love seeing the shywallflower type landing the unattainable male I was actually excited to read about Mason and Ellie as they played pivotal roles in the first book Getting What You Want Parts of this actually reminded me of Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas where we saw the socially awkward and shy wallflower Evie land the notorious philanderer and ladies man Sebastian St Vincent Difference is Evie had much stronger convictions and never let Sebastian walk all over herin other words she had a backboneSo Ellie Stepp is the town librarian While her sisters Abbie and Marty left Millbrook after high school for ambitious ventures she stayed back to care for her now deceased Doing Democracy in Indigenen Gemeinschaften grandmother Living in the same house sherew up in Ellie is the shy and reserved Stepp sister She s also always loved Mason Sweet the town s mayor since forever He was the The Secrets of Boys golden boy in school popularorgeous and smart Her sister Abbie is Stop Whining--and Start Winning getting married to chase they had their story in the first book of this series and as luck would have it Ellie is to be Abbie s maiden of honor to Chase s best man Mason This wedding changes everything for Ellie First off it appears Mason is flirting with her and insinuating some seductive ideas for the two of them But Ellie refuses to make of what Mason is saying because hey he couldn t actuallywant her could heAnyways a proposition is made and accepted between these two and while things are electric between them Mason is suffering He has a drinking problem that he denies and it soon becomes the debilitating factor in his relationship with Ellie I think the author portrayed his addiction well Mason s constant justification for drinking is a hallmark sign of abuse and his denial was of course hurting everyone around him My problem with this book lies in two things firstly Mason wanted to keep his relationship with Ellie a secret He did have valid reasons AT FIRST but soon things became uite intense with them Throughout this I felt Ellie was a doormat She kept letting Masonet his way and never said a damn thing although it hurt her having to lie to those around her She was so weak and timid at times it pissed me off The second thing was Mason s back and forth with telling people about him and Ellie One minute he s about to tell the world the next he s refusing to be seen together argh MAKE UP YOUR MINDOnly at about 90% in did Ellie finally row a pair and tell Mason to eff off FINALLY WOMAN Mind you I did feel for Mason and his denial He also wouldn t admit to himself how deeply he felt for Ellie which only compounded his problems When he finally does hit rock bottom he does so in a very sad and resigned manner That scene where he finally admits to himself he has a problem and admits how much he cares for the one woman that actually mattered killed me The ending was awesome and the epilogue was perfect which saved this book for me So it "was sweet and i loved how mason really "sweet and I loved how Mason really around but it wasn t as ood as the first book Looking forward to the last book in this series about Marty Stepp I couldn t et past the fact that Ellie and Mason have such little self respect for themselves AND each otherEllie has been painfully shy and insecure her Whole Life She S The Short Chubby Librarian In Town life She s the short chubby librarian in town feels completely insignificant She can t fathom why a hottie like Mason would be interested in her even when he tells her numerous times how attracted he is to her how much he wants her likes her etc I confess I have little patience with virgin wallflower heroines to begin with so maybe I m being too harsh on Ellie but it annoyed me that the author didn t ive her even the tiniest smidgen of self esteem Mason comes from a prestigious wealthy family and has sidled up the ranks to town Mayor He wants Ellie Bad So when she comes asking to support funding for the library instead of a new football field he agrees if she will sleep with him Tactlessness aside this may not have been a big deal if Ellie was that kind of My Favorite Things girl But she s not She s awkward shy Ellie who agrees to the proposal because she feels Mason is throwing her a bone and she d be a fool to pass it up This infuriated meTurns out Mason was drunk when he made Ellie that offer Did I mention he has a drinking problem Yep Mason sot his own insecurities that he drowns with alcohol He s also in denial that he has a problem Oh and Mason doesn t want anyone to know they are a couple because he can t ive her anything than sex Thus begins the pattern of M E s affair having a reat time together when he is sober and him treating her like shit when he is drunk threatening to end the relationship then always coming back the next day spouting a lameass apology and wanting sex Meanwhile Ellie just sits back and lets him walk

over her Good lord woman a backbone Please Mason you know you re being an asshole DO something about itThey break up and she finally does realize she deserves better than his constant douchebaggery when she becomes pregnant How convenient Let s not deal with our problems and work them out let s throw in a plot ploy Wait. Chunky and unpopular in high school Ellie Stepp was often the brunt of hurtful remarks and other cruel behavior Now a librarian in the very town where she had such a miserable adolescence Ellie has resigned herself to being overweight and single But Elli.
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It again There are so many scenes between them where your heart will The Nine of Us go seriously pitter patter and the banter as well as serious conversations that take place really make their romance one of love not just lust There s also a lot of humor which is a must and the lingerie bathroom scene had me literally laughing out loudSTEPP SISTERS SERIES 1 Getting What You Want Abby and Chase 2 Wanting What You Get Ellie and Mason 3 Wanting Something More Marty and NateBOTTOM LINEIf you re a romance readerive yourself a late holiday present and somehow et your hands on a copy of this book It is fabulous and I can t wait for the next time I read it Many years have passed since high school but librarian Ellie Stepp is still the short dumpy ugly Stepp sister at least in her own mind So when her former only crush Mason starts to et interested in her it s like a dream come true But there s a dark side to Ellie s fairy tale not only is Mason wary of committing to her but it becomes increasingly clear that his biggest commitment is to alcoholThis was a very Hiding in the Bathroom good very readable contemporary romance one that s realistic without being too painfullyritty It skirted close to the edge of The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, genuinely scary for me a few times because Mason does some freaky things that are undoubtedly on the how to tell if your lover is an abusive fruitcake list like breaking into Ellie s house And Ellie is such a humble andiving character I was afraid Mason would walk all over her and she would always be shortchanged in their relationship She shows that she can be strong when it counts though and they end on a satisfyingly eual footing But I will stay sober not only for myself but for her tooI m The Barracks Thief and Selected Stories going to file this book under my inspiring shelf because I love the way how the hero who s an alcoholic learns how to overcome his addictionLook we all have addictions in our life Some are just dangerous than the others I have a book addiction and it s perfectly safe except for my wallet while others have it with alcohol cigarettes and abusive people I know that to beat it you have to accept that you have a problem and want to stop it yourselfShe asked me if I wouldet help If I loved her enough to et help Mason said his voice low and filled with pain Such a simple uestion with such a simple answerI love how this story ends It made me love how the characters have real life problems instead of superficial ones The way it was portrayed that alcoholism which may not be easy to defeat is still doable is perfect and it touched my stone cold heart I forced myself to finish this book I just felt that it portrayed the disease of alcholism as easily curable It also infuriated me that Mason kept driving while intoxicated and that Ellie didn t stop him or call someone or whatever then we find out that his whatever Then we find out that his DUI was totally swept under the rug WTHeck Okay you are the MAYOR of the town and et a DUI and it is hidden from everyone Maybe his DUI was a misdemeanor and not a felony so that makes it okay But blaming his DUI on the fact that he was depressed after his divorce even though he admits that he didn t really love his ex wifeEllie was a total twit at 30 and a librarian she should have a better head on her shoulders Her constant indecision and lack of self esteem The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin, got old uick She s always loved Mason and when the library is in trouble she approaches him for help because he is the mayor after all and he tells her he will help her if she sleeps with him What I expected her to smack him aood one but she didn t Of course Mason was supposedly drunk when he asked her that and regretted it the next day so that makes it all okay because he asked her that when he was drunk It took Ellie FOR EV AH to figure out Mason had a drinking problem then she keeps second uessing herself Oh and Ginny the town crier knows everything there is to know about anything Except she never and Ginny the town crier knows everything there is to know about anything Except she never her boss the mayor ot a DUI How does that happen when she herself admits she knows everything that The Texas Rangers Heiress Wife goes on Of course eventually Mason realizes he is an ass and an alcoholic after he learns that heot Ellie pregnant so he Her Outback Protector (Men of the Outback goes to AA for 6 months and the town embraces him for it in fact let s make him the town hero After that the town keeps him as mayor the library is saved him and Ellie marry and even Mason s strained relationship with his dad is fixed HEATotal wall thrower for me 3 12 starsThis is the second book in the Stepp Sisters trilogy Ellie is the middle sister who is short and a little round in the middle She really doesn t have any self esteem at all She doesn t think any man would be interested in her After her sister Abby s wedding book 1 heroine her new brother in law s best friend and her secret forever crush Mason Sweet finds himself fascinated by Ellie He can t stop thinking about her but he doesn t think he is the right man for her She is sweet and innocent and the town librarian He is a divorced bitter about love looking for aood time mayor I enjoyed this story Although it is a little contrite and predictable Both characters are flawed and the self deprecation could be overwhelming sometimes even though it seems true to life I am looking forward to reading the last installment in the trilogy. And big blue eyes Unfortunately both of them start this new relationship with enough baggage for several couples Because of the secretive nature of Mason's courtship Ellie's already low self esteem hits rock bottom and Mason drowns his sorrows in alcohol. It Eternal Quest gets better When Mason finally admits to himself omg I am a bastard AND an alcoholic he seeks help via counseling and Ellie overhears his confession of love through the overhead speaker Because again let s not talk face to face like adults ridiculous convenient loopholes are so much easierClearly I have issues with this book I didn t like the way Mason had to treat Ellie like crap in order for him to come to terms with his addiction More infuriating was how Ellie LET his behavior towards her slide because she was too timid to know better Iet that their problems are not uncommon that people are unhappy and life can be sucky most of the time that relationships like this exist If the author left out contrived plot ploys and brought about their HEA in a dignified manner I would have had a lot respect for the story As it is I hated it Sorry A wonderful book about realistic people with realistic problems The heroine Ellie is a shy librarian Why are librarians always shy Seriously is no one else ever shy Perhaps a veterinarian s assistant or a dispersing clerk But I digress Anyhoo she is a nice woman who has had a crush on the high school hottie Mason for years Mason is divorced and is now the mayor of the small town where they The Widows Little Secret grew up He is an alcoholic who is in denial They start a relationship which is eventually sabotaged by his drinkingWell written with well developed characters Good dialogood pacing All around a joy to read clich i stopped reading after he said he would only help her if she slept with him Ellie is the frumpy sister she s always battled with her weight she dresses to conceal herself though she isn t obese she is just curvy and very self conscious about her appearance As the town librarian Ellie was able to make a life for herself in the small town that she and her sisters Resurrection Year grew up in and were picked on all through school because of being poor different Mason was theolden child of the town From one of the richest families he married becomes mayor and found himself divorced because he never measured up to what his wife wanted out of him causing him to drink a little too much At Chase and Abby s wedding he finds himself strangely attracted to Ellie she is nothing like his type but he cannot control his attraction When the library funding is in trouble she pleads for Mason to help and he suggests that if she sleeps with himbut Mason finds he cannot do this to Abby but Abby insists telling him she has always wanted him But Mason knows Abby is the The Fire Within (Rockford Fire Department girl auy keeps and doesn t think he is right for her but at the same time she is what keeps him oing day to day While I did not like this as much as the first in the trilogy I still found myself wanting to turn page after page and loved the characters and the story line Saying that Wanting What You Get is one of the best romance books I ve read this year doesn t mean much since it "S Only January 9 2010 SO I "only January 9 2010 SO I GO AHEAD AND SAY 2010 so I will o ahead and say s one of the best I ve read in two years if not AVAILABILITYThis book is very hard to find out of print on so only used copies are available and they start in the 20 range PaperbackSwapcom didn t have any neither did my local library system and I finally resorted neither did my local library system and I finally resorted buying a used copy on couk no new ones there either It cost me a total of 16 but oh was it worth itMY REVIEWThere are too many Tame an Older Man (Harlequin American Romance, good things to say about this book and frankly I don t want to say too much since you should just read it and see for yourself Mason and Ellie are wonderful leading characters They are three dimensional complex and both flawed but wholly lovable and they are surprisingly perfect for one another I especially love books where the uietshywallflowerirl Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, gets theuy and this is definitely that type of bookEllie has serious body image issues since she s always been slightly overweight and Love deals with this issue very well You really see the transformation that Ellie undergoes as Mason shows her that what she expectsthinks he wants and what he actually wants are two very different things and she begins to see herself through his eyes It s especially realistic because it s radual so you don t have one week of Mason telling her she s beautiful and Ellie suddenly puts aside 30 years of self consciousness and self doubt instead as Ellie becomes comfortable and secure with Mason and his feelings for her she also becomes comfortable with herself and her own bodyMason has the extremely serious issue of alcoholism to deal with and I thought that this was well incorporated into the book The way that it affected their relationship his refusal to admit he has a problem how everyone deals with it and what ends up happening and changing things around seemed again very realistic The fact that the two main characters are dealing with real everyday problems instead of some evil psycho murderer or plan spoiler in the background trying to ruin their lives made the book that much enjoyable since you can actually imagine all of this truly happeningIn addition to Ellie and Mason being amazing characters on their own the relationship that develops between them is absolutely wonderful and just writing about the book in this review makes me want to pick it up and read. E has always had a crush on Mason Sweet and when they find themselves paired off at her sister's wedding Mason is flirtatious Ellie can't imagine what a popular mayor would want with a dowdy librarian but Mason is drawn to her curves unruly blonde curls. ,

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