Where Does Kissing End?: Kate Pullinger
Who Framed Roger Rabbit emerged at a nexus of people, technology, and circumstances that is historically, culturally, and aesthetically momentous. By the 1980s, animation seemed a dying art. Not even the Walt Disney Company, which had already won over thirty Academy Awards, could stop what appeared to be the end of an animation era. To revitalize popular interest in animation, Disney needed to reach outside its own studio and create the distinctive film that helped usher in a Disney Renaissance. That film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit , though expensive and controversial, debuted in theaters to huge success at the box office in 1988. Unique in its conceit of cartoons living in the real world, Who Framed Roger Rabbit magically blended live action and animation, carrying with it a humor that still resonates with audiences. Upon the film?s release, Disney?s marketing program led the audience to believe that Who Framed Roger Rabbit was made solely by director Bob Zemeckis, director of animation Dick Williams, and the visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, though many Disney animators contributed to the project. Author Ross Anderson interviewed over 140 artists to tell the story of how they created something truly magical. Anderson describes the ways in which the Roger Rabbit characters have been used in film shorts, commercials, and merchandising, and how they have remained a cultural touchstone today.
Did you know oil pulling process literarily heals every working part of your body, eventually making you fit and healthy in the long run? Nutritionists and functional medicine specialists have seen positive results. Although the oil pulling concept has already started to gain steam in the Western World in recent years, dental professionals are still confused when it comes to proper responses to patient cases who have already adopted this particular alternative therapy. The thing is the longer you do the swishing of oil into your mouth (specifically the teeth and gums), the more microbes will be dug and taken away. You have to swish the oil enough until it turns into milky white. When this happens, you can be certain that harmful bacteria has been removed. Did you know using coconut oil for the process works excellently for teeth whitening. And at the same time, it is valued for its antibacterial/viral properties, which means it could help us detox our body, deal with annoying sinuses, and strengthens the teeth and gums as well. Oil pulling basically works effectively. The best part of it all is that it doesn´t end there. There´s so much that we could still discover, so much that the oil pulling process could do for our personal health. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031393/bk_acx0_031393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer and singer Tinky Weisblat kept a journal during the final year of her mother’s life. Jan Weisblat was 93 and suffered from dementia. Pulling Taffy shares journal entries, history, family photographs, and recipes that document their time together. It pays tribute to the vibrant spirit of Jan, whom her daughter called Taffy. This informal, candid memoir explores the ways in which Taffy’s view of the world changes as her Alzheimer’s disease develops... and the ways in which it remains the same. Tinky and Taffy move through frustration to joy as they learn to embrace life despite the dementia. They survive their ups and downs with the help of community, music, nature, pets, and laughter. ´´I began by writing about what I was losing,´´ writes Tinky toward the end of the book. ´´Somewhere along the line I started writing about what I was finding. In short, a burden was transformed into a privilege.´´ Pulling Taffy will inspire caregivers and other people going through stressful situations. And its combination of sweetness and humor will appeal to the general reading public. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tinky Weisblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007206/bk_acx0_007206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millions of people, both men and women, can become involved in relationships with manipulators, people who control through emotional manipulation, insults, and mind games. These ´´toxic´´ relationships erode self-esteem and make life miserable for the victim. Whether the manipulator is a relative, a spouse or romantic partner, a boss, coworker, or subordinate, or even a trusted friend or advisor, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, best-selling author of The Disease to Please, shows you how to break this damaging cycle for good. Who´s Pulling Your Strings? will help you end a current destructive relationship, understand how it occurred, and prevent you from ever getting involved in a manipulative relationship again. Using revealing self-assessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, Dr. Braiker empowers you to: Recognize the signs of a manipulative relationship Spot manipulators and their typical ways of operating Assess your own vulnerability to manipulation Identify the 7 main ´´Head Games´´ manipulators play Utilize effective resistance tactics against manipulator´s efforts Transform yourself from a ´´soft´´ to a ´´hardened´´ target Extricate yourself from manipulative relationships that do not change Protect yourself from falling prey to manipulators´ control in the future Stop others from pulling your strings once and for all With insight, compassionate advice, and self-affirming strategies, Dr. Braiker helps you end any manipulative relationship and regain control of your life, starting right now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000035/bk_graw_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Thanksgiving, and Riley wants to pull Dustin´s wishbone! A highly successful real estate developer, Dustin returns to his gritty steel hometown to purchase and close the failing mill and make another fortune by selling off the land. Once he arrives, ´´Dusty´´ isn´t prepared for what he finds. Overwhelmed by a wave of nostalgia, he ends up hosting a Thanksgiving feast for the entire town. He also doesn´t count on falling in love - with his former football teammate, Riley Dunn, aka ´´Wishbone´´. A shared bottle of whiskey is all it takes for Dusty to shed his inhibitions and give in to his carnal desires, which Riley expertly satisfies. Caught between exploring the feelings he has for his best friend and the money he stands to gain by destroying the town´s livelihood, Dustin must make a choice that could ruin his chances of happiness forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Baxter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076524/bk_acx0_076524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet The East End Angels, the newest members of Station Seventy-Five´s ambulance crew. Strong-willed Winnie loves being part of the crew at Station Seventy-Five, but her parents are less than happy. She has managed to avoid their pleas to join the WRENS so far, but when a tragedy hits too close to home she finds herself wondering if she´s cut out for this life after all. Former housemaid Bella was forced to leave the place she loved when she lost it all, and it´s taken her a while to find somewhere else to call home. She´s finally starting to build a new life, but when the air raids begin, it seems she may have to start over once again. East-Ender Frankie´s sense of loyalty keeps her tied to home, so it´s not easy for her to stay focused at work. With her head and heart pulling in different directions, will she find the strength to come through for her friends when they need her the most? Brought together at LAAS Station Seventy-Five in London´s East End during 1940, these three very different women soon realise that they´ll need each other if they´re to get through the days ahead. But can the ties of friendship, love and family all remain unbroken? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002027/bk_twuk_002027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.