πŸ“’ Author : Cupcake Brown
πŸ“’ Publisher : Broadway Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-02-28
πŸ“’ Pages : 464
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0307345475
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Eleven-year-old Cupcake Brown woke up on the bicentennial and found her mother still in bed. She struggled to wake her up, pushing and pulling until she managed to tug her mother's lifeless corpse onto her own small body, crushing her beneath its dead weight. After squeezing out from under her mother, Cupcake calmly walked over to the phone and called her aunt Lori. "Lori, my momma's dead." Here is the threshold of a hell for young Cupcake. Rather than being allowed to live with the man she believed to be her father--who turns out to have been her stepfather--she is forced into a foster home where the kids were terrorized, the refrigerator padlocked, and Cupcake sexually abused. She eventually fled the house, only to find herself wandering from misadventure to misadventure in the "system," while also developing a massive appetite for drugs and alcohol, an appetite she paid for by turning tricks. She settled down in Los Angeles and found a home in the Crips, where she was taken in and befriended by gangsters like the legendary "Monster" Kody Scott. For the first time she found a family, but when Cupcake was blasted in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun, she was once more taken in by the system. At 16, her stepfather reeneters her life and engineers an "emancipation," in which the courts declare her an adult and free her, finally, from the child welfare system. Cup takes advantage of her new freedom to start a drug-dealing operation with her stepfather, who also manages a stable of colorful prostitutes. Soon she meets a man, falls in love, and gets married. He convinces her to get a real job and learn to speak proper English--but he also abuses her and introduces her to crack cocaine. Cupcake flits from job to job, miraculously, given that she never fails to show up without some cocktail of narcotics floating in her system. She hits rock bottom when, in desperation, she steals crack from her drug dealer. He beats her nearly to death, rapes her, and then leaves her body behind a dumpster. Cupcake wakes up days later, not sure of how she ended up in this state and from that moment begins to turn her life around. She was adopted by a lawyer who ran the law firm where she "worked," and slowly he assisted her in kicking the habit--with the help of an eccentric group of fellow addicts who became, at last, a family to her--and catching up on her education. With the support of her new family, she eventurally goes all the way to law school (although not without a few additional misadventures along the way) and joins one of the top law firms in the country. Cupcake's story is an inspiring, at times hilarious, often distrubing, and deeply moving account of a singular woman who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it with wit and a ferocious will. It updates classic memoirs like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Makes Me Wanna Holler, and gives a bold and gritty spin to contemporary memoirs like Finding Fish. At the center of it, Cupcake is a charming and inspiring narrator through the inferno of her life. From the Compact Disc edition.

πŸ“’ Author : Charlotte Nielsine BΓΈcher
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 8723030879
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :


πŸ“’ Author : Jill Murphy
πŸ“’ Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1989
πŸ“’ Pages : 28
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0399215905
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : When Mama Elephant puts her family on a diet, their will power remains strong until Granny sends a cake.

πŸ“’ Author : Natalie Prigoone
πŸ“’ Publisher : Natalie Prigoone
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-05-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780994595515
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cooking

SYNOPSIS : 48 Delicious raw dessert recipes that you can enjoy guilt free.Suitable for vegan, paleo, or raw food advocates. Dairy free, grain free and sugar free recipes, that are as nourishing as they are yummy.Raw means not cooked which means 'No Bake'. How easy is that? A piece of cake I’d say.

πŸ“’ Author : Roger Kohler
πŸ“’ Publisher : Archway Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-03-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 98
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781480800397
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Self-Help

SYNOPSIS : Sixty-six-year-old Roger Kohler was heading for a heart attack, and he didn’t know it. During an annual exam, he mentioned to his doctor that he was feeling tired after his walks on the beaches of Cape Cod with his wife, Adele, and their golden retriever, Bella. His family practitioner arranged an appointment with a cardiologist, and Kohler received some important news: He needed open-heart surgery, and soon. In A Piece of Cake, Kohler narrates the story of his experience dealing with heart diseaseβ€”from his initial diagnosis through his heart surgery and his recovery. He shares the details of how he felt before and after the surgery. An inspirational story, A Piece of Cake draws attention to the number one killer today in America, where an estimated 1.1 million will have a heart attack this yearβ€”and one-third of them will die. Like Kohler, many never show prior symptoms of heart disease. Kohler’s personal experiences provide insight into the impact heart disease has on human lives.

πŸ“’ Author : Amery Drummond
πŸ“’ Publisher : Vecho LLC
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-07-29
πŸ“’ Pages : 294
πŸ“’ ISBN :
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Foreign Language Study

SYNOPSIS : Finally a common sense approach to language learning brought to you by Sunset Books. Idioms are the seasoning of every language and give listeners and speakers a very intimate knowlege of the culture and constructs of the language. This is a one of a kind book that teaches students of both Korean and English languages how to use and understand common idioms heard on TV shows, in movies and in popular music. Users learn how to naturally use idioms that both languages share. Most students of language learn the grammar first and are lost when it comes to idiomatic expressions like: "that's a piece of cake", meaning: easy. Idioms are the secret key to fully understanding native speech. A Piece of Cake, gives students a great selection of idioms with sentence examples and usage guidelines from a variety of topics like: business, relationships, emotions and more. The research in this book focuses on teaching students by using idioms native to their primarily spoken language. We truly hope you'll master these idioms and be on your way to understanding and speaking English and Korean more naturally.

πŸ“’ Author : Claudia Lohmann
πŸ“’ Publisher : Chris Lohmann
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 88
πŸ“’ ISBN :
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cooking

SYNOPSIS : Recipe book that contains 41 cake and dessert recipes written in English.

πŸ“’ Author : Preeti Shenoy
πŸ“’ Publisher : Random House India
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-02-22
πŸ“’ Pages : 280
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9788184001273
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : What if life threw you a magnificent opportunity, only to knock you down later and laugh at you? Would you fight back or let it pass? Nisha’s life is far from perfect. At twenty-six, she is plump, plain-looking, and without a boyfriend. A chance date and a bizarre twist of events lead her to the altar with suave Samir Sharma, only to be abandoned eight years later. As she struggles to stand on her own feet, Akash, a younger guy, enters her life. Can Nisha find love a second time? Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake is an unusual, a heart-warming, and gripping love-story between two people who have so much to lose by getting into a relationship with each other, yet so much to gain.

πŸ“’ Author : Elaine Viets
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-11-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101605547
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is thrilled to be getting married. But when a deranged bride meets a grim end, Josie will have to catch a murderer before she tosses the bouquet… As a bride-to-be, Josie’s latest assignment is absolutely fittingβ€”investigating wedding flowers and wedding cakes. Josie can’t wait to pick out the details to make her own wedding perfect, even as her fiancΓ© Ted’s outrageous mother has plans to turn the celebration into an over-the-top extravaganza. Still, the pistol-packing Lenore does come in handy when she draws her gun on Mollyβ€”a homicidal bridezilla who threatens to kill Ted unless he agrees to marry herβ€”and saves the day. Josie thinks the worst pre-wedding disaster is behind herβ€”until Molly is shot and Lenore becomes the prime suspect. With her mother-in-law behind bars and her wedding on hold, Josie’s about to become fully engaged in finding the bridezilla killer and getting her own wedding back on track…

πŸ“’ Author : David Pelham
πŸ“’ Publisher : Vintage
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001
πŸ“’ Pages : 22
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0224046691
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cake

SYNOPSIS : A band of mice bringing cake to a party must navigate their way past strangers who want to nibble, munch, and gobble up their prize in this romp of a pop-up adventure. A huge helping of food, a generous dollop of humor, an enormous measure of fiendishly clever paper-engineering: David Pelham has discovered the recipe of success with more than one million copies of his food novelty titles sold worldwide-and even more well-satiated readers. Whether given as a birthday gift that hits the spot or snapped up as an impulse high-fun/lo-cal snack, "A PIECE OF CAKE" delivers satisfaction right to the last crumb.