This female Mad Men-like story chronicles the legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor´s rise to power as both a cultural icon and a trailblazer who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In the mid-´60s, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, took over the ailing Cosmopolitan magazine and revamped it into one of the most successful brands in the world. At a time when magazines taught housewives how to make the perfect casserole, Helen reimagined Cosmo and womanhood itself, championing the independent, ambitious, man-loving single woman. Though she was married to Hollywood producer David Brown, no one embodied the idea of the Cosmo Girl more than the Ozarks-born Helen, who willed, worked, and - yes - occasionally slept her way to the top, eventually becoming one of the most influential media players in the world. Drawing on new interviews with Helen´s friends and former colleagues as well as her personal letters, Enter Helen brings New York City vibrantly to life during the sexual revolution and the women´s movement and features a cast of characters including Hugh Hefner, Nora Ephron, and Gloria Steinem. It is the cinematic story of an icon who bucked convention, defined her own destiny, and became a controversial model for modern feminism, laying the groundwork for television shows like Sex and the City and Girls. ´´Bad feminist´´ or not, Helen Gurley Brown got people talking - about sex, work, reproductive choices, and having it all - forever changing the conversation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005128/bk_harp_005128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Relive all the history and glory of Cleveland football - newly updated!Ohio coaching legend Paul Brown said he wanted to create ´´the New York Yankees of pro football´´ when he assembled the Cleveland Browns from scratch in 1946. Despite his ambition, not even the future Hall of Fame coach could have foreseen ten league championship appearances and seven titles in the team´s first ten years. Since their first game, the Cleveland Browns have come to symbolize power, excellence, and gridiron dominance. Now fans of one of the NFL’s most storied teams will recapture all the excitement and glory of Browns football in this newly revised edition of Tales from the Cleveland Browns Sideline.Cleveland native and veteran football writer Tony Grossi recalls the personalities that sowed one of the NFL´s proudest traditions and the characters who have continued to grow it. Fans will discover the unlikely origin of the Marion Motley trap play, the scout´s inside story behind ´´the mad dog in the meat market,” the insult that launched Brian Sipe´s rise from a 13th-round draft pick to the league´s Most Valuable Player, and so much more. From Jim Brown to Bernie Kosar and up through the modern era, this book captures the colorful characters who wore the plain white uniforms and blank orange helmets like never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008745/bk_adbl_008745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You don’t always get what you want in life, and no one knows that better than Lizzie Baker. Her only wish is to go home, but in order to do so, she has to find the one light on Brown Mountain that transported her back in time from 1969 to 1859.When Lizzie’s one opportunity is thwarted, she remains trapped in the antebellum South, a time she’s come to loathe, but that’s not the only reason she’s anxious to return home. The Civil War looms ever closer and she is frantic to leave before the deadliest and bloodiest conflict in American history descends on Brown Mountain. Lizzie spends her days helping the Collins sisters doctor the people on Brown Mountain and in the little town of Morganton, North Carolina. While learning about the natural healing methods the sisters use, she teaches them the more modern medicine she learned in medical school. But it’s the nights that keep Lizzie going, searching the mountain with her best friend Abbie to find the one light that can take her home and engaging in secret meetings with Josh Hampton, a plantation owner’s son, risking her life as she helps him lead slaves to freedom. As time goes by, Lizzie begins to care deeply for Josh, enough that she questions what she will do if the opportunity to go back to her time ever presents itself. Will she step into the light or will she choose to stay with Josh? She fears that when the time comes, she will only have a split second to make that decision and can only pray it will be the right one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reagan Boggs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120382/bk_acx0_120382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern art, from the National Book Award finalist. Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of 20th-century abstract painting - not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.Gutsy and indomitable, Lee Krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world´s first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. Elaine de Kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Grace Hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan Mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And Helen Frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life. Her gamble paid off: At 23 she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting.These women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In Ninth Street Women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Stathoplos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005027/bk_hach_005027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, may be the most misunderstood man in the last century. Confusion emerges as a consequence of the complexities in his life. His contributions toward modern music pale in comparison to the indispensable role he played in modern history. Brown lifted all races toward the ideals of equality and opportunity. Tragically, while he had the ability to calm the storms of social turmoil - his personal life was a perpetual tempest; sex, drugs, rhythm & blues. Inside the Godfather brings together, for the first time, those from Brown´s inner circle. They will correct the distortions of the past and provide for the listener a clear understanding of the brilliance and generosity that was James Brown, Mr. Dynamite. This audiobook will have you question your assumptions about politics, religion, sports, money, and the entire entertainment industry. You will see inside the man. You will never be the same. Let us pull back the curtain. It is time to enjoy the show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kellen Michael Malone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021408/bk_acx0_021408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When reviewing the great figures of feminism, few would call to mind the creator of the Cosmo Girl, but as Jennifer Scanlon argues in her fascinating biography Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan and diva of the New York magazine world powerfully changed the way modern culture views the single woman. From Brown´s first book, Sex and the Single Girl, a bold precursor to today´s unapologetic Sex in the City, to her editing of the most widely read women´s magazine in the world, Brown defied traditional mores to proclaim the unmarried woman´s right to happiness. The first woman to publicly say there was another role available in the conservative context of the 1960s, Brown offered American women a revelation that resulted in a revolution. Scanlon tracks the trajectory of Brown´s career as a frank, fearless champion for women, from her support for abortion rights to her demands that freedom of choice for women include everything from fashion to politics, showing how Brown has advocated for women while achieving great commercial success. The first to focus on Helen Gurley Brown, Scanlon´s intriguing biography accords Brown a place among the early leaders of the second wave of the feminist movement. In Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Scanlon´s impressively researched portrait shows us that Helen Gurley Brown is a woman of fascinating contradictions, carving out her own unique philosophy of pragmatic feminism, a philosophy that defines the lives of millions of women today. Scanlon´s perceptive account of this shrewd public figure tracks the collision between sexual politics and commerce, providing new insight into the social forces that shape modern life. To listen to it is to better understand how feminism operates in our day-to-day lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shar Rednour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011548/bk_adbl_011548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master the art and science of interpersonal communication, avoid conflicts, and transform your relationships for the better with this definitive guide to effective communication!Developing powerful communication skills is the single most effective lifehack you can use to skyrocket yourself to massive success, but too many people lack this life-changing skill.Without proper communication skills, you´re going to be ineffective at work and in business, getting what you want out of other people and a host of other problems no one likes dealing with.All because you don´t know how to communicate.If you´re tired of not knowing how to defuse tense situations, if you´re sick of not knowing how to form connections with new acquaintances, and want to learn how to get people to buy into your idea, then this audiobook is for you.In Effective Modern Communication, Stephen Edwards and Susan Brown provide an excellent guide to help you navigate the waters of interpersonal communications with confidence with important people in your life, including your colleagues and loved ones.Here´s what you´re going to learn in Effective Modern Communication:How to make new friends and deep connections with people you just metHow to get rid of communication anxietyResolving conflicts effectively and learning to deal with uncomfortable conversationsHow to take control of what kind of ´´message´´ you´re sending outA crash guide to using and reading body language effectively that will help you form lightning fast connections with other peopleHow to figure out your communication style and that of others to help you start relationships on the right footHow to be more assertive and get what you want out of your relationshipsThe right way to give and receive feedbackHow to improve your listening skills and make people feel understoodAnd much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158607/bk_acx0_158607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many people were elated when Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954, the ruling that struck down state-sponsored racial segregation in America´s public schools. Thurgood Marshall, chief attorney for the black families that launched the litigation, exclaimed later, ´´I was so happy, I was numb.´´ The novelist Ralph Ellison wrote, ´´another battle of the Civil War has been won. The rest is up to us and I´m very glad. What a wonderful world of possibilities are unfolded for the children!´´ Here, in a concise, compelling narrative, Bancroft Prize-winning historian James T. Patterson takes listeners through the dramatic case and its 50-year aftermath. A wide range of characters animates the story, from the little-known African-Americans who dared to challenge Jim Crow with lawsuits; to Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Justice himself; to Earl Warren, who shepherded a fractured Court to a unanimous decision. Others include segregationist politicians; Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon; and controversial Supreme Court justices, such as William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas. Most Americans still see Brown as a triumph - but was it? Patterson shrewdly explores the provocative questions that still swirl around the case. Could the Court - or President Eisenhower - have done more to ensure compliance with Brown? Did the decision touch off the modern civil rights movement? How useful are court-ordered busing and affirmative action against racial segregation? To what extent has racial mixing affected the academic achievement of black children? Where, indeed, do we go from here to realize the expectations of Marshall, Ellison, and others in 1954? The Pivotal Moments in American History series seeks to unite the old and the new history, combining the insights and techniques of recent historiography with the power of traditional narrative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002814/bk_adbl_002814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A ´´deliciously funny, sharp, and sincere´´ (Helen Oyeyemi) debut, a young graduate student writing about-and desperately searching for-inspiration stumbles upon it in the unlikeliest of places.Anna Brisker is a 29-year-old graduate student in English at Collegiate University who can´t seem to finish her dissertation. Her project: an intellectual history of inspiration. And yet, for the first time, Anna has found herself utterly uninspired. Rather than work on her thesis, she spends her days eating Pop-Tarts and walking the gritty streets of New Harbor, Connecticut.As Anna´s adviser is quick to remind her, time is running out. She needs the perfect case study to anchor her thesis - and she needs it now. Amid this mounting pressure, Anna strikes up a tenuous friendship with the niece of the famous author Frederick Langley. Freddy wrote three successful books as a young man, then published exactly nothing for the rest of his wayward, hermetic life. Critics believe Freddy suffered from an acute case of writer´s block, but his niece tells Anna that there´s more to the story: When he died, he was at work on something new. With exclusive access to the notebooks of an author who was inspired, uninspired, and potentially reinspired, Anna knows she´s found the perfect case study. But as fascination with Freddy blooms into obsession, Anna is drawn irrevocably into the criminal machinations of his sole living heir.A modern twist on the Parable of the Talents, Lapidos´s debut is a many-layered labyrinth of possible truths that reveal at each turn the danger of interpreting another person´s intentions - literary or otherwise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004973/bk_hach_004973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.