I Used to Be Charming


  • Author: Eve Babitz, Molly Lambert & Sara Kramer
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1608192 Bytes


Previously uncollected nonfiction pieces by Hollywood's ultimate It Girl about everything from fashion to tango to Jim Morrison and Nicholas Cage.With Eve’s Hollywood Eve Babitz lit up the scene in 1974. The books that followed, among them Slow Days, Fast Company and Sex and Rage, have seduced generations of readers with their unfailing wit and impossible glamour. What is less well known is that Babitz was a working journalist for the better part of three decades, writing for the likes of Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Esquire, as well as for off-the-beaten-path periodicals like Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing and Francis Ford Coppola’s short-lived City. Whether profiling Hollywood darlings, ...

Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Hollywood's Eve


  • Author: Lili Anolik
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 9730224 Bytes


Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA, and Vanity Fair writer “Lili Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz” (The New Yorker).The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to ...

I Used to Be Charming

I Used to Be Charming


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681373805


I Used to Be Charming Book Description :

Previously uncollected nonfiction pieces by Hollywood's ultimate It Girl about everything from fashion to tango to Jim Morrison and Nicholas Cage. With Eve’s Hollywood Eve Babitz lit up the scene in 1974. The books that followed, among them Slow Days, Fast Company and Sex and Rage, have seduced generations of readers with their unfailing wit and impossible glamour. What is less well known is that Babitz was a working journalist for the better part of three decades, writing for the likes of Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Esquire, as well as for off-the-beaten-path periodicals like Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing and Francis Ford Coppola’s short-lived City. Whether profiling Hollywood darlings, getting to the bottom of health crazes like yoga and a...

I Used to Be Charming

I Used to Be Charming


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : NYRB Classics
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681373799


I Used to Be Charming Book Description :

Previously uncollected nonfiction pieces by Hollywood's ultimate It Girl about everything from fashion to tango to Jim Morrison and Nicholas Cage. Eve Babitz knew everyone, tried everything (at least once), and was never shy about sharing her thoughts on any subject, be it sex, weight loss, drug use, or her ambivalence toward New York City. From the 1970s through the 1990s, Babitz wrote on a wild variety of topics for some of the biggest publications around, from Esquire to Vogue to The New York Times Book Review. I Used to Be Charming brings together the best of this nonfiction work. All previously uncollected, these pieces range from sharp personal essays on body image and the male gaze to playful meditations on everything from ballroom dancing to ...

Eve s Hollywood
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Eve s Hollywood


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590178911


Eve s Hollywood Book Description :

Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time she’d hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruscha’s Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitz’s first book showed her to be a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eve’s Hollywood is an album of vivid snapshots of Southern California’s haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont. And though Babitz’s prose might appear careening, she’s in control as she takes us on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight, from a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make e...

Slow Days  Fast Company
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Slow Days Fast Company


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681370095


Slow Days Fast Company Book Description :

No one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated “its own kind of moral laws,” spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and ’70s. One man proved elusive, however, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. Slow Days, Fast Company is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California that far exceeds its mash-note premise. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind–swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on three-day drug binges holed up in the Chateau Marmont, soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow’s script will kill ...

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive


  • Author : Joshua Kurlantzick
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300137910


Charm Offensive Book Description :

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbours and to distant countries alike. This original book is the first to examine the significance of China's recent focus on soft power, that is, diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques, to project a benign national image, pose as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances. Drawing on years of experience tracking China's policies in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Joshua K...

Vanity Fair s Women on Women
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Vanity Fair s Women on Women


  • Author : Radhika Jones
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525562153


Vanity Fair s Women on Women Book Description :

Looking back at the last thirty-five years of Vanity Fair stories on women, by women, with an introduction by the magazine’s editor in chief, Radhika Jones Gail Sheehy on Hillary Clinton. Ingrid Sischy on Nicole Kidman. Jacqueline Woodson on Lena Waithe. Leslie Bennetts on Michelle Obama. And two Maureens (Orth and Dowd) on two Tinas (Turner and Fey). Vanity Fair’s Women on Women features thirty of the best profiles, essays, and columns on female subjects written by female contributors to the magazine over the past thirty-five years. From the viewpoint of the female gaze come penetrating profiles on everyone from Gloria Steinem to Princess Diana to Whoopi Goldberg to essays on workplace sexual harassment (by Bethany McLean) to a post–#MeToo rea...

Royals
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Royals


  • Author : Rachel Hawkins
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release Date : 2018-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407191560


Royals Book Description :

PRINCESS DIARIES MEETS MADE IN CHELSEA Daisy Winters, average sixteen-year-old, has no desire to live in the spotlight - but it's not up to you when your perfect older sister is engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. The crown - and the intriguing Miles - might be trying to make Daisy into a lady, but she may have to rewrite the royal rulebook....

Charming

Charming


  • Author : Krystal Wade
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-10-06
  • Genre: Life change events
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1620075350


Charming Book Description :

They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and that's great... as long as you don't die. Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother's name are all she has left. Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father's footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley. Little do they know someone's determined to bring the t...

The Power of Charm
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Power of Charm


  • Author : Brian Tracy
  • Publisher : AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
  • Release Date : 2006-03-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0814429718


The Power of Charm Book Description :

As one of the world’s premier business consultants and personal success experts, Brian Tracy has devoted his life to helping others achieve things they never dreamed possible. Now, in his latest book, he gives readers the key they need to open any door...and get whatever they want, every time. The Power of Charm gives readers proven ways to become more captivating -- and persuasive -- in any situation. With his trademark directness, Tracy shows readers what charm can do, and how they can use simple methods to immediately become more charming and dramatically improve their social lives and business relationships. Readers will learn how to: * capture people’s trust and attention within the first few seconds of meeting * win the support of others wh...

Sex   Rage
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sex Rage


  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786892751


Sex Rage Book Description :

It is the 1970s in LA, and Jacaranda Leven - child of sun and surf - is swept into the dazzling cultural milieu of the beautiful people. Floating on a cloud of drink, drugs and men, she finds herself adrift, before her talent for writing, and a determined literary agent, set her on a course for New York and a new life. Sex & Rage is a recently re-discovered classic from author Eve Babitz, herself a muse to many an artist, writer and musician in the 1970s. A semi-autobiographical novel, it charts the highs and lows of a life lived at the limits, and transports the reader to a sunnier, dreamier, more reckless time and place....