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Understanding Men - Your Loopwhole into the Men's Mind!
Find - Attract - Keep your Mr. Right
Okay Ladies this is for YOU!
So proud that I was allowed to write a little part of this book. It was such an exciting and fun project and I learned so much about this species called "MEN"! I am sure you will love this. Best Stefanie :-)
Description from the book:
The Experiment! What will a book be like, when the Relationship Coach James Kingsley(♂), starts to discuss his Inside Knowledge about Men – with a confident, open-minded and witty woman?
Understanding Men -Your Loophole to the Males Mind!
Stefanie-Maria Rhoden (♂) his assistant, becomes “Your Voice” – asking "Your Questions!"
♀: “It will be great, Ladies! I ask him, what we really want to know! Nothing should stay untouched – if you know what I mean, James?
♂: “Let us, just for one brave moment, pretend you mean all the secrets we will reveal to the women out there!”
♀: “Okay, if you want, we can even do that.”
♂: “You probably can imagine how the wind blows, Ladies. We did not cut out any part. So excuse Stefanie's language in some chapters!”
♀:” What? - What language is there to be excused, James?”
♂: “I knew you would jump on this one! Just love to tease Stephanie. Your language is just fine!”
♀: Fine? What do you mean with “just fine”?
♂: “Okay Ladies, I think now you start to imagine, what I meant above! This book is different and by no means - one of these boring relationship-guides. We made it entertaining helpful and fun too read !”
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
NOTE: Honestly one of the most mindblowing books I ever read. Full of a dreamlike language and so taken from real life ... I was not able to put it aside until the very end! SUPERB!
We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television.
Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building's tenants, who for their part are barely aware of her existence. Then there's Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue behaving as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.
Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renée's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her.
This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.
Blushed and Flushed:
Twelve erotic short stories
Hot - Reading - recommended for Adults:
In this collection of erotic short stories, authors Maria Diamante and John Rowlands strip off the layers and explore that beautiful experience of surrendering – to desires, to fantasies, to exploring the unknown. Imperfect characters that have good lives and good hearts, overcome guilt, insecurity and judgment to submit to their appetites for raw, untamed carnal pleasure.
12 Short, really good and egaging written stories ... for a good "sleep".
faith - hope - love
by Josef Pieper
This volume, three separate books in one edition, is a collection of Josef Pieper's famous treatises on the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. Pieper is perhaps the most popular Thomist philosopher of the twentieth century.
Khaled Hosseini Collection 3 Books Set:
(And the Mountains Echoed,
A Thousand Splendid Suns,
The Kite Runner)
A Thousand Splendid Suns:
After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love. Kite Runner: The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runneris an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
The Kite Runner:
The 10th anniversary edition of the New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runneris an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
And the Mountains Echoed:
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runnerand A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
All The Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.
Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).