Into Wine

Into Wine Author Olivier Magny
ISBN-10 0615658431
Year 2013-04-17
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher
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Voila! Here is the book that makes learning about wine not only fun, but truly inspiring. Olivier Magny is the founder of France's #1 wine school. He's passionate about making wine more fun and its culture more accessible. Reading this book, you will certainly learn profusely about wine, but you will also learn about all sorts of things far beyond wine that you never knew were connected. You will discover that wine is an eye opening window into our world. INTO WINE is a journey - one that changed Magny's life. -- Amazon website.

Water Into Wine

Water Into Wine Author Kelly Minter
ISBN-10 1578567971
Year 2004
Pages 171
Language en
Publisher Waterbrook Press
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Addressing several aspects of living as a follower of Jesus--including obedience, servanthood, faithfulness, grace, authenticity, trust, and freedom--"Water Into Wine" is an intriguing, humorous, and significant read that reveals biblical truth in a fresh and compelling way.

Stuff Parisians Like

Stuff Parisians Like Author Olivier Magny
ISBN-10 9781101516713
Year 2011-07-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like, a tongue-in-cheek homage to Parisians. To be mistaken for a Parisian, readers must buy the newspaper Le Monde, fold it, and walk. Then sit at a café and make phone calls. Be sure to order San Pellegrino, not any other kind of fizzy water. They shouldn't be surprised when a waiter brings out two spoons after they order le moelleux au chocolat- it is understood that the dessert is too sinfully delicious not to share. Go to l'île Saint-Louis-all Parisians are irredeemably in love with that island. Feel free to boldly cross the street whenever the impulse strikes-pedestrian crosswalks are too dangerous. If they take a cruise on the Seine, they will want to stand outside, preferably with their collar popped up. If they want to decorate, may we suggest the photographs of Robert Doisneau? To truly be cool in Paris, own an iPhone, wear Converse sneakers, and order sushi. And as they stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens, remember-they can't go wrong wearing black.

Origins of Architectural Pleasure

Origins of Architectural Pleasure Author Grant Hildebrand
ISBN-10 0520215052
Year 1999
Pages 174
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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This engaging study discusses ways in which architectural forms emulate some archetypal settings that humans have found appealing--and useful for survival--from ancient times to the present. 119 photos. 6 line figures.

Eat Mangoes Naked

Eat Mangoes Naked Author SARK
ISBN-10 0684859777
Year 2001-05-02
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Touchstone
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This book is your traveling pleasure companion. I want to remind you to seek out pleasure and lightly scoop it up! It is also a guide to finding pleasure in all of the difficult places: during illness, at the periodontist, facing our aging and mortality... I share my explorations into pleasure, and the places I get lost. Let's magnify our pleasures together, no matter what else is happening in our lives.

WTF What the French

WTF    What the French Author Olivier Magny
ISBN-10 9780698410237
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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With Stuff Parisians Like, Olivier Magny shared his hilarious insights into the fervently held opinions of his fellow Parisians. Now he moves beyond the City of Light to skewer the many idiosyncrasies that make modern France so very unique. In France, the simple act of eating bread is an exercise in creative problem solving and attempting to spell requires a degree of masochism. But that’s just how the French like it—and in WTF, Olivier Magny reveals the France only the French know. From the latest trends in baby names, to the religiously observed division of church and state, prepare yourself for an insider's look at French culture that is surprising, insightful, and chock full of bons mots. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Trade Paperback edition.

Open Invitation

Open Invitation Author Jasmine Haynes
ISBN-10 0425213609
Year 2006
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Berkley Publishing Group
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During a visit to The Sex Club, three women--best friends Debbie Carter, Virginia Hansen, and Stacy Parrish--discover a new passion and pleasure in their lives, in a trio of sensuous stories--"Invitation to Seduction, "Invitation to Pleasure," and "Invitation to Passion." Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Strays

The Strays Author Emily Bitto
ISBN-10 9781785079528
Year 2016-08-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Legend Press Ltd
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Winner of the Stella Prize for Fiction.

Why I Read

Why I Read Author Wendy Lesser
ISBN-10 9780374709815
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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"Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished literary magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review, to describe her love of literature. As Lesser writes in her prologue, "Reading can result in boredom or transcendence, rage or enthusiasm, depression or hilarity, empathy or contempt, depending on who you are and what the book is and how your life is shaping up at the moment you encounter it." Here the reader will discover a definition of literature that is as broad as it is broad-minded. In addition to novels and stories, Lesser explores plays, poems, and essays along with mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs. As she examines these works from such perspectives as "Character and Plot," "Novelty," "Grandeur and Intimacy," and "Authority," Why I Read sparks an overwhelming desire to put aside quotidian tasks in favor of reading. Lesser's passion for this pursuit resonates on every page, whether she is discussing the book as a physical object or a particular work's influence. "Reading literature is a way of reaching back to something bigger and older and different," she writes. "It can give you the feeling that you belong to the past as well as the present, and it can help you realize that your present will someday be someone else's past. This may be disheartening, but it can also be strangely consoling at times." A book in the spirit of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Elizabeth Hardwick's A View of My Own, Why I Read is iconoclastic, conversational, and full of insight. It will delight those who are already avid readers as well as neophytes in search of sheer literary fun.

The Devil s Pleasure Palace

The Devil s Pleasure Palace Author Michael Walsh
ISBN-10 9781594037689
Year 2015
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Encounter Books
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In the aftermath of World War II, America stood alone as the world’s premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated and dispirited Europe for intellectual and artistic guidance, the burgeoning transnational elite in New York and Washington embraced not only the war’s refugees, but many of their ideas as well, and nothing has proven more pernicious than those of the Frankfurt School and itsreactionary philosophy of "critical theory.” InThe Devil's Pleasure Palace, Michael Walsh describes how Critical Theory released a horde of demons into the American psyche. When everything could be questioned, nothing could be real, and the muscular, confident empiricism that had just won the war gave way, in less than a generation, to a central-European nihilism celebrated on college campuses across the United States. Seizing the high ground of academe and the arts, the New Nihilists set about dissolving the bedrock of the country, from patriotism to marriage tothe family to military service. They have sown, as Cardinal Bergoglio--now Pope Francis--once wrote of the Devil, "destruction, division, hatred, and calumny,” and all disguised as the search for truth. The Devil's Pleasure Palace exposes the overlooked movement that is Critical Theory and explains how it took root in America and, once established and gestated, how it has affected nearly every aspect of American life and society.

A Pleasure and a Calling

A Pleasure and a Calling Author Phil Hogan
ISBN-10 9781448169450
Year 2014-02-27
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Random House
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You won’t remember Mr Heming. He showed you round your comfortable home, suggested a sustainable financial package, negotiated a price with the owner and called you with the good news. The less good news is that, all these years later, he still has the key. That’s absurd, you laugh. Of all the many hundreds of houses he has sold, why would he still have the key to mine? The answer to that is, he has the keys to them all. William Heming’s every pleasure is in his leafy community. He loves and knows every inch of it, feels nurtured by it, and would defend it - perhaps not with his life but if it came to it, with yours...

Vino Italiano

Vino Italiano Author Joseph Bastianich
ISBN-10 9780770434267
Year 2012-07-11
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Clarkson Potter
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At one time, Italian wines conjured images of cheap Chianti in straw-wrapped bottles. More recently, expensive “Super Tuscans” have been the rage. But between these extremes lay a bounty of delicious, moderately priced wines that belong in every wine drinker’s repertoire. Vino Italiano is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country’s wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes. Extensive reference materials—on Italy’s 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers— provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts. Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, Vino Italiano is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.

The Billionaire s Vinegar

The Billionaire s Vinegar Author Benjamin Wallace
ISBN-10 0307410307
Year 2008-05-13
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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The New York Times bestseller, updated with a new epilogue, that tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux—supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it. Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist? As Benjamin Wallace unravels the mystery, we meet a gallery of intriguing players—from the bicycle-riding British auctioneer who speaks of wines as if they are women to the obsessive wine collector who discovered the bottle. Suspenseful and thrillingly strange, this is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries. “Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine. . . . As delicious as a true vintage Lafite.” —BusinessWeek From the Trade Paperback edition.