I wanted an island where overweight men could go to shed their pounds in private and pay for not eating and exercising their butts off. I needed such a place myself. Someplace that wouldn't let you leave until you were a beautiful human ...
Author: Re Al Bull Oney
Seeking to show his integrity, young Millhouse Banks finds it personally necessary to become his beautiful jet set, starlet wife's equal. Millhouse Banks searches the world over for his own niche in life, a "gimmick" that will make him filthy rich and famous just like his starlet mate. Discover how he accomplishes this enormous task and undoubtedly becomes the wealthiest man in the world while living luxuriously upon Fat Man's Island.
The nutmeg tree is a large evergreen native to the Spice Islands although it is now cultivated throughout the West Indies. It produces two spices — mace and nutmeg. Nutmeg is the seed kernel inside the fruit and mace is the lacy ...
The Fat Man's neck is empurpled, his meaty fists squeezing the table at which he sits. The Fat Man appears to be, at least in his deranged gay criminal mind, back on the street. He doesn't have an Uzi, but he sure looks like he wants ...
Author: Steve Friedman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and his awkward efforts to impress his boss, Art Cooper, and including real and imagined love affairs, disasters at work and play, growing self-awareness with its inevitable bouts of depression and subsequent therapies—all of which fail—and in the end, a wisdom that promises better things to come. In the tradition of Bright Lights, Big City and The Devil Wears Prada, Lost on Treasure Island is a witty rendition of the perils of growing up and being thrown into the real world. With sharp humor and unexpected sincerity, Friedman crafts a inviting portrait of the best of times and the worst of times. For all those who have confronted the endless opportunities of the Big Apple, only to discover how hard it is to succeed in this—or any—big city, this boisterous and often enlightening memoir will prove irresistible.
If our first few days at Parris Island were rough, our introduction to “Fat Man's Platoon” was even tougher. We were treated as subspecies. Our DIs were the best conditioned men on the island. They'd berate us at every opportunity, ...
Author: Alvin Benn
When a United Press International executive asked Al Benn where he wanted to begin his journalism career, he unhesitatingly replied: “Where the action is.” Little did he know at the time that he’d wind up reporting on America’s civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama which was known as BOMBingham in the 1960s. Benn had no experience as a reporter in 1964, but he quickly learned by following and watching those who did. One night, he might be in a pasture covering a Ku Klux Klan rally where grand dragons and imperial wizards in white sheets delivered hate-filled speeches under the glow of burning crosses. The next night, he might be inside a black church where civil rights leaders called for peace and racial harmony. It was an exciting, often harrowing time for the rookie reporter—filled with deadline pressures, danger and the knowledge that he had become personally involved in covering developments of historic proportions. When he wasn’t chronicling civil rights events, Benn wrote about scientists and astronauts involved in the space race as well as reaction on the home front to the war that raged in Vietnam. His favorite assignment was covering football at the University of Alabama where he got to know the Crimson Tide’s head coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and reported the exploits of star quarterbacks such as Joe Namath and Ken Stabler. He also found time to write several exclusive stories. One involved secret payments to the widows of Alabama pilots killed during the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. Another centered on the national boycott of Beatles records--launched by two Birmingham radio personalities upset over a comment by John Lennon that his group was more popular than Jesus. Benn left UPI in 1967 to begin the newspaper phase of his journalism career. He worked in three states, becoming an editor and publisher, before landing his best job of all —covering rural Alabama for the Montgomery Advertiser in 1980. Benn has written about heroes and heels, legends and losers, captains of industry and disgraced CEOs. Most of all, he’s focused on the people who work hard to support their families and improve the quality of life in their cities. They’re his heroes. This book explores Benn’s four decades as a journalist. It recounts the hectic pace at UPI where he faced deadlines every minute as well as newspaper work that afforded him a chance to write columns, do investigative reporting and, as he did at UPI, drop everything and race to the next big story. It’s also about growing up in the slums of a small Pennsylvania town and then enlisting in the Marine Corps where he gained his first journalism experience. So, come along on a 40-year ride through an important period in American history. It’s a career as seen through the eyes of a reporter who admits he got just what he asked for in 1964—plenty of action.
The pressure eased on the knife—so did the pressure from Fat Man's arms. “Watch it Eddie,” said Little Boy. ... At last Iyanked Fat Man's pistol free from his waist just as he collapsed behind the service island in the kitchen.
Author: Bruce Woolman
When the beautiful and willful Terry Parks goes missing in Thailand her old friend Ted Oldfield has serious doubts about the reasons for her disappearance. Is she in trouble? Or has she simply fallen prey to her past crimes and addictions? Ted, an old Asia hand, must battle his own demons in his quest to find Terry. To find her he heads straight into the heart of the Golden Triangle, where warlords and bent politicians vie for supremacy over the barbaric trade in heroin and human beings. What Ted and Terry encounter upcountry propels the two lovers into a storm of war, espionage and intrigue that spans two continents. And, ultimately, their journey puts them on a collison course with the nightmarish secret at the heart of Terry's dreadful past.
Author: María José Chivite de LeónPublish On: 2010
The fat man's speaking of an island – he and all the gang have been there together once and never forgotten it , how could they ? It's called Enfant - Béate , Blessed Child – you know this , sweetheart – the fat man is telling them ...
Author: María José Chivite de León
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
This book addresses the recovery of submerged memories, loss and trauma in self-avowed intertextual fiction, while simultaneously exposing the tensions and untenability of any stable figuration of alterity. Otherness thus posits a liminal and largely transversal site of resistance to monological representations of Western identity, history and canon, which are now displayed inherently crossbred and built on the occulting and alienating of difference. With this in view, the author carries out a close reading of the works and scholarly statements of J. M. Coetzee and Marina Warner by taking as the point of departure the intertextualist approaches that most attend to the phenomenon of alterity against the critical discourses of modern representation. Fully installed in the revision of canon policies, Foe and Indigo re-read Eurocentric institutionalised forms of othering at the same time they posit new and suggestive rehearsals of identity languages via literature. Intertextual fiction thus turns out to be a powerful instrument to render alterity visible and agential in the discourses of reality. Ultimately, alterity is enabled to speak and invite social change and ethical awareness without denying the history of its alienation.
The only big town, also called Ustica, trickles down the fat man's neck to the harbour – a streak of orange roofs on the otherwise undeveloped island. On the apex of the fat man's belly, there perched a telecoms sphere on its stand, ...
Author: Harry Mount
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of architecture, three were invented by the Greeks and the fourth, the only one the Romans could come up with, was a combination of two of the former.The powerful ghost of ancient Greece still lingers on in the popular mind as the first great civilization and one of the most influential in the creation of modern thought. It is the starting block of Western European civilization. In his new Odyssey, eminent writer Harry Mount tells the story of ancient Greece while on the trail of its greatest son, Odysseus. In the charming, anecdotal style of his bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, Harry visits Troy, still looming over the plain where Achilles dragged Hector's body through the dust, and attempts to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander. Whether in Odysseus's kingdom on Ithaca, Homer's birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur's lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey - and ancient Greece - back to life.
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Author: Re al Bull Oney, LLC
Life's wretched circumstances reach out with a death-grip's hold upon an unfortunate character and that poor soul can't break away from its lethal clutch without an old friend's assistance. But who is he really? Poverty and slums exist only to squeeze the life and respect from the living who must wallow there in the filth. Hopelessness makes them react like rabid animals; and only the overdosed-dead, throat-slit bodies that lie alone on the darkened streets and alleyways of a dirty city can escape from that grip. One young Midwest black girl, a drug-addicted, single-mother and prostitute, tried. Can Angela triumph over her violent circumstances?
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Author: Real "Bull" Oney
Two young secret service agents come face to face with the devil who sits at a throne with his finger on the Armageddon button.They discover that blood is not thicker than water when "right vs. wrong"
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Author: Real "Bull" Oney
A brave young Midwest boy grows into a brave man and hero, when he fights in the Middle East as a US soldier. Armed only with a special gift from Osama bin Laden himself and his followers, a remnant of a bomb blast, he comes back from near certain death to pay back the cowards who ran and hid. Only he can see them hiding, before he signals for all hell to break loose and come screaming down on the Taliban and al-Qaeda from the skies. This is one hellish adventure in mortal combat that only a strong-willed soldier could have survived and still find the time for romance in the desert sands.