In the words of television and movie actress Tisha Sterling, the daughter of renowned Hollywood actress Ann Sothern: "My cards were dealt generously.
Author: Tisha Sterling
In the words of television and movie actress Tisha Sterling, the daughter of renowned Hollywood actress Ann Sothern: "My cards were dealt generously. From my parents and the good Lord, I inherited beauty and was blessed with a sparkling future. On the surface, I had a life most people could only dream of having." However... "Every morning for four years, I had been swallowing 100 milligrams of methadone, mixed with Kool-Aid from a little white paper cup. Like clockwork, I dressed in yesterday's dirty clothes picked up from my tiny apartment I shared with my 16-year-old daughter and headed for the West Los Angeles Methadone Clinic. That morning what I felt inside: anger, fear and shame. I thought about my mother, a one-time important film actress whose career had flourished from the 1920's to the present time and stupidly compared it to my own career that was by now in the toilet, almost nonexistent. Yet I stubbornly hung on to a glimmer of hope (maybe my only salvation) that some successful auditions for me on television and film would be forthcoming and that soon I would be back to work on a Hollywood set doing what I did best acting." And thus Tisha begins her heartfelt memoir chronicling what on the surface appeared to be a dream life as Ann Sothern's daughter, but which at times was precisely the opposite. Along the way, Tisha paints an intimate portrait of Hollywood and its personalities during Hollywood's bygone Golden Age in the 1930s through the 1960s, a portrait that only one who lived and worked inside the Hollywood of that glamorous era could present."
Yes, failed with a capital F. He'd practically had that would-be bank robber and
possible Ghost Rider in his clutches. Had his bullet not ricocheted off the
lamppost and into the candy shop window, he might have succeeded. Instead,
the outlaw ...
Author: Margaret Brownley
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"A great story by a wonderful author." —DEBBIE MACOMBER, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, for Left at the Altar When Texas Ranger Brett Tucker accidentally derails a wedding, he's determined to bring the estranged couple back together... but he never dreamed he'd start falling for the bride! Texas Ranger Brett Tucker hates to break up a wedding, but the groom—notorious criminal Frank Foster—is a danger to any woman. So he busts into the church, guns blazing...only to find he has the wrong man. STOP THAT WEDDING! Bride-to-be Kate Denver is appalled by her fiancé's over-the-top reaction to the innocent mistake and calls off the wedding—for good. Guilt-ridden, Brett's desperate to get them back on track. But the more time he spends with Kate, the harder he falls...and the more he yearns to prove that he's her true match in every way. What People Are Saying About Margaret Brownley: "Delightful, humorous...packed with engaging characters, loads of action, several mysteries— all enough sizzle to satisfy her fans." —RT Book Reviews for A Match Made in Texas "A sweet, touching love story." —Kirkus Reviews for Left at the Altar "Lively and warm. A welcome addition to a sparse yet popular subgenre." —Booklist for Left at the Altar
She had not recognized that the passion and tenderness and excitement she felt
for Ryan all added up to love. She'd been so involved in herself and her life in
Boston that she had failed to see what was right in front of her. The man she
Author: Susan Wiggs
Book 1 of the Calhoun Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851 An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temperamental sea captain barely registers the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship. To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract not only their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. For everyone knows the greatest charms are not those of the formal lady, but rather the possibilities of a new world built on love. A historical romance.
What had Mr. Trevor failed to show me? Was he hiding something up there? But
then I heard Cynthia Thomas downstairs swinging the heavy door open and
calling out a cheery hello, and that same curiosity stabbed me again, this time
Author: Cate Martin
Publisher: Ratatoskr Press
Amanda Clarke thinks of herself as perfectly ordinary in every way. Just a small-town girl who serves breakfast all day in a little diner nestled next to the highway, nothing but dairy farms for miles around. She fits in there. But then an old woman she never met dies, and Amanda was named in her will. Now Amanda packs a bag and heads to the big city, to Miss Zenobia Weekes' Charm School for Exceptional Young Ladies. And it's not in just any neighborhood. No, she finds herself on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, a street lined with gorgeous old houses, the former homes of lumber barons, railroad millionaires, even the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Why, Amanda can practically hear the jazz music still playing across the decades. Scratch that. The music really, literally, still plays in the backyard of the charm school. Because the house stretches across time itself. Without a witch to protect this tear in the fabric of the world, anything can spill over. Like music. Or like murder. "Charm School", Book 1 in the Witches Three Cozy Mystery series. If you're a fan of Amanda M. Lee, N.M. Howell, or Amy Boyles, this mélange of magic and murder mystery is sure to charm you.
Hugo would've failed charm school, but he was rock-solid quality under the gruff,
serious demeanor. Did they still have charm schools? Her mother had threatened
to send her to one in fifth grade after she'd dropped a daddy longlegs onto ...
Author: Gretchen Galway
Publisher: Eton Field
The QUICK TAKES collection follows the lives of three friends in California who find love when they least expect it. It also includes a bonus story in which the matchmaker in all the Oakland Hills books finally gets what she deserves--a happy ending of her own. This boxset contains the first four short stories in the bestselling, contemporary romance Oakland Hills series. The total collection is approximately 183 pages long. Can't Stop Wanting You (love/hate romance) Jody Lapinski is a plus-sized chemist with a problem. The despicable Simon Brogan has moved into the upstairs unit of her house. In high school, Simon was an arrogant, heartless jerk. She's not going to forgive him now just because he's gorgeous and successful. Not after what he did. * *Contains the wedding of Liam and Bev from Love Handles (Oakland Hills Book 1). Just Can't Forget You (second chance romance) They first met as troubled teens, and now their paths have crossed again. Melissa has shrugged off her past to begin a fulfilling career, but Eduardo is definitely trouble. All grown up, he's more dangerous than ever. Can You Love Me Now? (friends-to-lovers romance) Sasha Selkirk has been in love with her best friend's brother, Jake Lapinksi, since she was thirteen. Now twenty-eight, she knows if he was ever going to return her feelings, he certainly would've done it by now. So when he shows up at the snowbound mountain cabin where she's staying--alone, trying again to forget him--she pushes him away, never expecting him to kiss her. Or make any of her other dreams come true... BONUS STORY! Trixie Does Vegas The secret story of how Trixie and Hugo get together. A companion story to This Changes Everything, Oakland Hills Book 4.
Jada told the boys they were going to school at the Primrose School of Charm.
One of the boys, Michael, said he knew where it was and told her they might drop
by sometime if they were in the neighborhood. Jada failed to tell him there were ...
Author: Carla Hester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Books are a must but on top of the head you can trust they'll be on a charm school girl. Graduate ahead of the class with the Charm School Girls! The Primrose School of Charm isn't easy as these eight young girls soon find out. They must learn a lesson on how to behave like proper young women. Join the girls for a charm school lesson you'll never forget!
He had failed—failed as a detective, failed as a schoolmaster, and failed most
ignominiously as a lover. It was quite dark when he went out. The moon, the
same moon he had seen the night before shining on the Sound, was shining now
She appreciated the “smart” and “interesting.” Plus the timing was right. And now
the rancher knew every detail of her failed romance with Joshua Smith. “I'm very
sorry,” Jake said again. He seemed about to say something, but then took a gulp
Author: Carolyn A. ThériaultPublish On: 2010-02-01
Even if our bachelor is bereft of any redeeming physical qualities, failed in Charm School, and is having difficulties in scoring, he can always resort to the recently-
added chapter How to Bag an Old Bag and aim for someone a little longer in the
Author: Carolyn A. Thériault
Publisher: Vox Humana Books
Stealing Fatima's Hand is an unforgettable collection of interconnected narratives presenting an alternative view of Morocco - a country not of labyrinthine alleys, Kasbahs, and smoky tea rooms - but a more madcap Morocco, one left to be discovered after all the coach tours depart.Imagine the impossible: one finds oneself in a heady and mysterious locale on the edge of North Africa, a country replete with colorful characters, incomprehensible customs and taboos, a spoken language lacking an alphabet, often frustrating religious practices and, in spite of all this capital 'E' exoticism, one still doesn't want to marry a local? Or turn a decrepit ryad into a boutique hotel? Or write for the travel page in the Sunday paper? Carolyn Th riault does more than imagine it.After making a rather drunken New Year's Resolution to toss aside their conventional lifestyle and pension plans, Carolyn, a somewhat cynical, snarky ex-pat and self-proclaimed square-peg, with her photographer husband Chris decide to walk away from their comfortable jobs in the Land of the Round Doorknobs (Canada) to travel the world. Because their long-suffering attempts at financial independence (weekly lottery tickets) have not borne any fruit, the only apparent means to rectify this situation they believe is to teach English overseas. And Morocco seems to fit the bill. But does it?Unconventional and candid - Stealing Fatima's Hand stands out as an irreverent black sheep in the literary travel genre, succeeding in undoing for Morocco everything that Peter Mayle has done for Provence. The book spans two years of Carolyn's experiences in Rabat, where with humor and honesty she struggles with Moroccan bureaucracy, sexual harassment, the threat of terrorism, devious students, randy co-teachers, and the temptation of having French pastries washed down with gin & tonics for every meal. All this in a country, where apart from her, the only vegetarians are the sheep and the goats.
Pre-Scott my experience in airports was an 'elbows out' affair; endless queues,
ground staff who had spectacularly failed to graduate from charm school and
barefaced jostling with other passengers in order to secure uncomfortable,
Author: Adele Parks
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Lies Lies Lies, comes a compulsive tale of a modern-day Cinderella's quest for her own happily ever after. Don't miss Adele's gripping new novel, the No. 1 bestseller Just My Luck, out now! Acclaim for Adele's compelling, twisty and acutely observed novels: 'Tightly plotted, brilliantly conceived and totally gripping' Lisa Jewell 'Twisty, unputdownable and utterly engrossing' Jenny Colgan 'Brilliant storyline, great characters, very clever, loved it!' B A Paris 'Addictive and perceptive' Lucy Atkins CAN LOVE FOOL YOU? Staring thirty in the face, Fern is fed up. Her four-year-relationship has ground to a halt and Adam just won't get down on one knee. So when a gorgeous man sweeps her off her feet and is ready to take things a mile a minute, Fern knows it's time to move on. And who better to move on with than the UK's hottest pop star, Scottie Taylor? The starry-eyed romantic is catapulted into a girl's ultimate fantasy, as her Prince Charming pops the question and jets her off to LA for a life of luxury. But is this whirlwind romance set to last, or did Fern's dreams come true all too fast? What readers are saying about Love Lies: '[Adele Parks] transports you into the world of the characters and makes you believe that the unbelievable could happen to you too' 'The romance with Scottie Taylor had me turning the pages until the early hours. The ending is brilliant too - one of the best I've read' 'Absolutely loved it' More praise for Adele Parks: Dark, funny and observant' Cosmopolitan 'Guaranteed to keep you hooked until the end' She magazine 'Deliciously down to earth' The Times 'Wonderfully absorbing' Stylist 'Will captivate you from the first page' Closer
Gwen Gibson dressed this way to give the charm schools the toughest possible
conversion job. In James M. ... Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, having failed to charm the farmers, sent two of his daughters to another such school.
Why do failure are personality characteristics departs hastily before the building
pro school superintendents bloom for ... the American wont . a school
administrator could enroll in a The common failures appear to fall charm school ,
employ a ...
When these events occur simultaneously to a school superintendent , it should
be a warning that he has failed in some ... If a school administrator could enroll in
a charm school , employ a personal psychiatrist , and get 10 hours sleep every ...
As you can tell, I also failed charm school." Isobel laughed. "But I did save the
bigger bedroom for you," Elika said. "I figured you'd be here more than I would. I'
m going to be living in an editing booth for the next few years." "You are?" "Yep.
Author: Jenn Crowell
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Feeling that her life lacks direction, Isobel Sivulka journeys to Iceland to retrace the spiritual journey of a revered mentor and finds herself in a circle of strong women and falling in love with a deeply troubled man.
If that was the case , the psycho got an A in breaking and entering , but he failed charm school . Reeves gave this guy a credit card worthy of Donald Trump ' s
wallet and in return didn ' t even get a proper hello . Reeves folded his arms , like
Author: Stephen Pytak
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
For on-line shoppers, it was indeed an alternative bookmark. It was a notorious website, where the average person could hire a mercenary for $1,000 a head, without fear of being turned in. It was built to last. The feds pounded keyboards for months trying to blow its elusive IP addresses out of memory. It had a face: former Interpol agent Colin Reeves, a polite British gent with a .40 caliber pistol named Lucky, and something to hide.It was a threat.Soon there was a trail of bodies and business cards. Some would say it was impossible, but it had an undeniable force of nature on its side. "Just tell me," asked Alice, a trophy wife from Boston with an unfaithful husband and a plan to get rid of him. "Am I crazy? Are you crazy?"You're not crazy," Reeves assured her. "Vengeance is in."
Author: Canada. Parliament. SenatePublish On: 1990
Mr. Andre , that old Alberta political charmer - I think at times that Mr. Andre must
have failed charm school because , as a political tactician , he leaves something
to be desired — indicated a few weeks ago that he cannot understand why there
6653 ( b ) ; here , a systematic failure to report large 1939 Code Secs . 294 ( d ) (
1 ) ( A ) , ( 2 ) ... notes when it and trucking enterprise , the charm school , was
learned that many of the pledged ac and the limestone enterprise . Back
Their behavior is a failed attempt at mastery through enactment and it serves to
keep the injury alive as much as it keeps it out of awareness. ... At charm school
Samantha would learn that there was a special way for a girl to walk and ...
Author: Ellyn Kaschak
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Sight Unseen reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, Ellyn Kaschak taps directly into the phenomenology of race, gender, and sexual orientation among blind individuals, along with the everyday epistemology of vision. Kaschak's work reveals not only how the blind create systems of meaning out of cultural norms but also how cultural norms inform our conscious and unconscious interactions with others regardless of our physical ability to see.
At Hotchkiss, his prep school, and then at Yale, he had been a poor boy, out of
step with everyone, always a bit too eager, ... painful and he was busy shedding it
, becoming more American than the native sons he had failed to charm at school.
Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that, giving readers a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures -- Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the heart of the book are the individual stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men. We meet them, follow them, and see some of the most dreadful battles in history through their eyes. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden. Contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, The Coldest Winter provides crucial perspective on the Vietnam War and the events of today.
Already , at thirty - seven , she'd suffered failure in Hollywood , tabloid scandal ,
two abortions , two failed marriages ... dutifully played starlet parts in a number of
forgettable movies until its ' Charm School ( essentially a production line for plum
Author: Julian Upton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fallen Stars probes the underside of fame to reveal a host of glittering careers stunted by ill-health, alcoholism, drug addiction and egomania. Twenty-one tales of stardom turned sour, these are the tragic final years of some of the world's best-loved actors and comedians, a latter-day Hollywood Babylon that includes Benny Hill, Diana Dors, Peter Sellers, Carry On legends and many others.