Author : Paul V. Allen
Genre : Music
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN : 9781476675640
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Songwriters, performers and producers Erik Appelwick, Eric Fawcett, John Hermanson and Darren Jackson were important players in an early 2000s musical collective. This collective included genres such as folk, power pop, R & B, electro-funk and indie rock. Well-known bands Storyhill, Spymob, Alva Star, Kid Dakota, Vicious Vicious, Tapes 'n Tapes, Olympic Hopefuls and others were part of this movement. These four men worked for their rock n' roll dreams, producing well-crafted albums and exciting live performances along the way. Their shared biography draws from dozens of new interviews and hundreds of articles to document their intersecting musical journeys--from playing air guitar to KISS records to rocking gyms in high school cover bands to touring the world with some of pop music's biggest names. Equal parts celebration and cautionary tale, this book discusses both the rewards and difficulties of life as an independent musician.

Author : Jennifer Close
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bond Street Books
ISBN : 9780385685153
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File Download : 352 page

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers.

Author : Instaread
Genre : Study Aids
Publisher : Instaread
ISBN : 9781683784487
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Summary of The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close | Includes Analysis Preview: The Hopefuls, a novel by Jennifer Close, follows a married couple, Matt and Beth Kelly, and their best friends, Jimmy and Ash Dillon, through five years of their lives. As young politicians, Matt’s and Jimmy’s careers are on different trajectories; Matt’s career is flagging while Jimmy’s star is on the rise. As the story details the strain that threatens the couples’ relationships, both within their marriages and with each other, a portrait of marriage, friendship, and the world of American politics emerges. No one comes out unscathed. It’s early 2009. Beth has lived in Washington, DC, for only a week, but she’s already sure that she hates it. Fresh off President Barack Obama’s campaign, Matt recently started working at the White House counsel’s office. It’s the first step in what he hopes will be a long career in politics, a goal he has dreamed about since he was a child… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Author : Tracy O'Neill
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Ig Publishing
ISBN : 1632460025
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File Download : 288 page

"A figure skating prodigy is one of a few "hopefuls" racing against nature's clock to compete in the Olympics"--

Author : Jennifer Close
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307700414
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File Download : 304 page

Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she’s on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he’ll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won’t fall for the sleazy bartender—a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep. With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jennifer Close's The Smart One.

Author : Robert Silverberg
Genre : Elections
Publisher :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041557468
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Author : Jennifer Close
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307962324
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File Download : 352 page

From the bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses, this funny and tender novel is “an engaging exploration of a thoroughly modern family dynamic” (People) and the ways in which we never really grow up, and the people we turn to when things go drastically wrong. The Coffey siblings are having a rough year. Martha is thirty and working at J. Crew after a spectacular career flameout; Claire has broken up with her fiancé and locked herself in her New York apartment until her bank account looks as grim as her mood; and the baby of the family, Max, is dating a knockout classmate named Cleo and keeping a very big, very life-altering secret. The only solution—for all of them—is to move back home. But things aren’t so easy the second time around, for them or for their mother, Weezy. Martha and Claire have regressed to fighting over the shared bathroom, Weezy can’t quite bring herself to stop planning Claire’s thwarted wedding, and Max and Cleo are exchanging secretive whispers in the basement.

Author : Peter Shea
Genre : Photography
Publisher :
ISBN : 1732061831
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File Download : 256 page

A collection of illustrated articles about select candidates who ran for and lost the election for the office of U.S. President, from Aaron Burr in 1800 to Hillary Clinton in 2016; includes a foreword by the 1988 Democratic nominee for president, Michael Dukakis.

Author : Candis Marshall
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN : 9780359603121
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Jump into the first ever Non Adventure Adventures of Nothing Special. Our heroin Nothing Special takes us on a journey that only the Everywhere Kingdom can provide. Over the course of many months, she travels from the Village of Faith into Struggle Valley and temporarily stays in the Settlement of Doubt. Each step she makes and every person she meets either transforms her or are transformed by her. Along the way, she experiences one of the greatest tragedy of her life. It should have surely ruined her forever but instead, it ignited her warrior spirit. A chance encounter with the biggest, badest crew of gangsters in the entire kingdom sets her on a quest that she never expected, forcing her to become so much more than ordinary.

Author : Rick Perry
Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316183758
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Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great. But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what doctor we can see. What kind of nation are we becoming? I fear it's the very kind the Colonists fought against. But perhaps most of all, we are fed up because deep down we know how great America has always been, how many great things the people do in spite of their government, and how great the nation can be in the future if government will just get out of the way. Our fight is clear. We must step up and retake the reins of our government from a Washington establishment that has abused our trust. We must empower states to fight for our beliefs, elect only leaders who are on our team, set out to remind our fellow Americans why liberty is guaranteed in the Constitution, and take concrete steps to take back our country. The American people have never sat idle when liberty's trumpet sounds the call to battle -- and today that battle is for the soul of America.