Maggie is a dowdy secretary who has been obsessed with her boss, Quinn Scott, a movie genius and a well-known playboy, for four years. But she knows she can never compete with all the celebrities who vie for his interest. In order to give Quinn up for good, Maggie decides to set him up for a one-night stand…with her. But when she impersonates an actress at a masquerade ball, Quinn instead becomes intoxicated by her charms!
'When we are young adults, not only are we looking for signposts but we are afraid of ourselves, frightened of where our tendencies may lead. Are we all just a tiny bit mad, and were my obsessions, like my grandfather's, always going to take on a mild and manageable aspect?' In On Obsession, Malcolm Knox contemplates love, Proust, soulmates in fiction, palindromic numbers and bloodlines, among other fixations, and wonders if the obsessive quest marks a retreat from life.
We're In a global Holy War for the survival of Western culture and modernity. Ideological fanatics want us dead and in a body bag. Learn how watching one very powerful documentary might just save your life and the lives of your family and loved ones.
Just one night. That's all it will take to satisfy Maggie Miller's hunger for her boss, movie genius Quinn Scott. But how can she get him into her bed, when Quinn sees her only as his ever-efficient secretary? Then a masquerade party on his calendar gives her a wicked idea.... A blue dress, a feathered mask, a French accent. When Maggie puts them on, she becomes a different woman. Someone shockingly bold, wickedly sexy. Someone Quinn cannot, will not resist... After spending the most incredible night of her life in Quinn's arms, Maggie realizes she's miscalculated. One night isn't nearly enough. And given Quinn's frenzied attempts to uncover the identity of his mystery lady, he's got it just as badly.
A leading member of the British Union of Fascists, and later the first leader of the National Front, this account of A.K. Chesterton's career succeeds as a biography, as well as a significant contribution to the history of British fascism and to the scholarly understanding of generic fascism.
We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.
We like to think we are sensible beings who base our actions on conscious decisions. The fact is, all of us are subject to the occasional irrational impulse, the "wild hair" that surprises us and those around us. Usually, this is not a big problem -- in fact, it can act as a safety valve for our creative abilities and a check against unnecessary self-restriction. But it's not so healthy when we find ourselves driven by compulsions and obsessions that seem to take over our lives and consume our attention and energy. How can we discover the origins of these forces? Can we turn them into something constructive? Astrology provides a key to these questions in the quindecile. This newly researched 165-degree aspect of hidden driving forces is thoroughly explored in these pages by an experienced astrologer and mental health professional. Numerous chart examples support the analysis of the quindecile in natal, transit, progressed, and synastry horoscopes. A full set of delineations and interpretations lets you quickly add this illuminating factor to your understanding of any chart. In these pages, you will explore: * The psychological dynamics of obsession-compulsion * Planetary dynamics by sign, element, and triplicity * The quindecile in natals, progressions, transits, and synastry * A full reference section of interpretations and delineations * Numerous chart examples of well-known people You will find that The Quindecile not only points out the nature of inner compulsions, but also suggests ways to transform them into constructive, creative activities and projects. This is a Print-on-Demand title. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery
This is the full story of Christopher Columbus, the central figure of the age of sea exploration, who brought his contemporaries into a vastly expanded world changing forever their lives and the scope of human history. It is the first comprehensive and well integrated biography, soundly rooted in historical fact, that places his life, time and deeds in proper perspective. The fast-paced narrative, keeping events and incidents in their context, replaces myths and distortions with documented facts and clear down-to-earth analysis. Disregarding past stereotypes, the story of Columbus emerges as that of a human being of blood and flesh who, like all of us, had to take on life with its inherent contradictions and limitations. It is the story of a complex man of humble origin driven by the innovative power of his vision. Lofty dreams and persistent struggles, sweeping action and painful defeats, high accomplishments and dismal failures are all part of the many-sided fabric of a life lived on a scale without precedents. What makes the true story of Columbus especially relevant in our time is the looming age of space exploration, which is bound to become the dominant factor of the twenty-first century. Its far-reaching consequences for the way we live and think can no more be imagined at this stage than it was possible, for the people who lived in 1492, to imagine the extraordinary transformation that would ensue from Columbus’ discovery of the New World. The latter is the only available precedent of comparable importance in human history that no one can ignore in the face of a future about which very little is known or even imaginable.
Emma’s very first story, Belial, has become a bestselling novel. And Sam, a handsome, sexy Hollywood movie star, wants to bring her story to the silver screen. Emma, who has led a reclusive life since she lost her husband, strongly opposes the offer, but she ends up caving in to Sam’s passionate pleas. She never dreams that she’ll end up living with him so they can work on the script together! And as they adapt her novel for the big screen, Emma finds herself changing, too.
Inside the Washington Establishment's Never-Ending War on Trump
Author: Byron York
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
“An electric page-turner that reads like a thriller.” — MOLLIE HEMINGWAY “No prominent journalist covered the story as completely as Byron York. Obsession . . . is a definitive history and a cautionary tale.” – ANDREW C. McCARTHY From the moment Donald Trump was elected president—even before he was inaugurated—Democrats called for his impeachment. That call, starting on the margins of the party and the press, steadily grew until it became a deafening media and Democratic obsession. It culminated first in the Mueller report—which failed to find any evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of the president—and then in a failed impeachment. And yet, even now, the Democrats and their media allies insist that President Trump must be guilty of something. They still accuse him of being a Russian stooge and an obstructer of justice. They claim he was “not exonerated” by the Mueller report. But the truth, as veteran reporter Byron York makes clear—using his unequaled access to sources inside Congress and the White House—is that Democrats and the media were gripped by an anti-Trump hysteria that blinded them to reality. In a fast-moving story of real-life Washington intrigue, York reveals: Why Donald Trump—at first—resisted advice to fire FBI director James Comey The strategy behind the Trump defense team’s full cooperation with Mueller’s investigators—and how they felt betrayed by Mueller How the Mueller team knew very early in the investigation that there was no evidence of “Russian collusion” Why the Trump defense team began to suspect that Mueller was not really in charge of the special counsel investigation Why Nancy Pelosi gave up trying to restrain her impeachment-obsessed party Why Trump’s lawyers—certain of his innocence in the Mueller investigation—were even less worried about the Democrats' Ukraine investigation. Byron York takes you inside the deliberations of the president’s defense counsel, interviews congressional Republicans who were shocked at the extremism of their Democratic colleagues—and resolute in opposing them—and draws an unforgettable portrait of an administration under siege from an implacable—and obsessed—opposition party.
While the twenty-nine stories in City of Mazes bring to mind Robbe-Grillet, Duras, and Kafka, they are clearly the product of a powerful and distinct new voice. Obsessive and dreamlike, Cynthia Hendershot's tales are narrated by the disembodied or never-completely-bodied, those so intensely wrapped within their own Gothic darkness as to seem at once sensuously injured and curiously detached. In spite of their sufferings, their intense longing, the subjects of these fictions remain committed to someone who is careless. Lovers become vicarious participants in a passion that is extraordinarily powerful, even though it is enacted offstage, as if we are all condemned to eavesdrop eternally on our own disappointed desires. With their imagery of cruelty and self-victimization, of blood and violence, sex and love, Hendershot's stories are often shocking and unsettling: we wander with fragile narrators, trapped within a nightmare world where ritual and symbol slowly evolve into an alternate view of sanity.