“Strange and clever . . . Some inspired thinking about real issues like the slippery nature of the Internet and relationships between artists and their fans” ( Flagpole ). Centered around the hypothetical death of a real-life musician and performance artist—Amanda Palmer of Dresden Dolls fame—this book imagines the fallout of her demise. Upon hearing news of Amanda’s death, her fans began posting their own writing, artwork, and thoughts onto the Internet, eventually creating their own genre called the Palmeresque. By collecting a selection of these submissions in one place and providing commentary, On the Many Deaths of Amanda Palmer explores issues of authorship, celebrity, popular culture, marketing strategies, the corruption of art, and the essential questions of modern media. “A postmodern Russian nesting doll of realities, complete with poems, charts, and censored text, this book is successful on many levels: creepy and fun when accepted at face value; tantalizing when looked at as evidence in a murder mystery; insightful in its commentary on modern celebrity and culture . . . Coy, engaging, and delightfully imagined.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
´´Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage!´´ Ein großes Werk und Langzeitprojekt ist vollendet: TASCHEN freut sich, nach rund zehn Jahren mit den lang ersehnten Alben Good News, Part II und Lost & Found, Part I die auf fünf Bände angelegte David-LaChapelle-Anthologie komplettieren zu können, die mit LaChapelle Land (1996) begann und mit Hotel LaChapelle (1999) und Heaven to Hell (2006) fortgesetzt wurde. Beide Bände zeigen noch nie in Buchform veröffentlichte Arbeiten des Künstlers, der wie kein anderer Zitate aus Religion, Porno, Kunst- und Popgeschichte zu einer unverwechselbaren, hochartifiziellen Ästhetik amalgamiert und in seinen surrealen Inszenierungen und grellbunten, opulenten Arrangements stets auch Themen wie Konsum- und Körperfetischismus, Genderfragen und Spiritualität verhandelt.Good News steht eindeutig im Zeichen des Sakralen, von frühen Aufnahmen nackter Engel und Liebender aus dem New York der 1980er bis zu ganz aktuellen Bildern, auf denen sich LaChapelles Refugium auf Hawaii in einen trippigen Garten Eden und Celebrities in Heilige verwandeln. Ebenfalls zu sehen: Beispiele aus anderen jüngeren Werkgruppen wie Earth Laughs In Flowers oder Awakened, die die vielen Facetten seiner Kunst widerspiegeln.In Good News sind zu sehen: frühe Akte aus den 1980ern in NYC, Pamela Anderson, Lana Del Rey, Sharon Gault, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, David LaChapelle, Amanda Lepore, Miriam Makeba, Sergei Polunin, Tupac Shakur, Elizabeth Taylor und viele andere ...Lost + Found, Part I und Good News, Part II werden einzeln verkauft.Ebenfalls erhältlich als auf 500 Exemplare limitierte zweibändige Art Edition mit je drei von David LaChapelle signierten Drucken
Grandma´s Dead:Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals William Morrow Amanda Mccall, Ben Schwartz
The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this wickedly funny debut novel about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down. ´´A hilarious, eye-opening glimpse into the TV-news trenches, from one who´s had to navigate them backwards and in heels.´´ (Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and author of I Know I Am, but What Are You?) When Amanda Gallo, fresh from the backwater of local TV, lands the job of her dreams at FAIR News - the coveted morning anchor slot - she´s finally made it: a six-figure salary, a wardrobe allowance, plenty of on-air face time, and a chance to realize her dreams, not to mention buy herself lunch. Amanda Wakes Up takes off as Amanda feels for the first time that she can make her mom and her best friend proud and think about an actual future with her boyfriend, Charlie. But she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse - battling for hair and makeup time, coping with her sexist (but scathingly handsome) coanchor, Rob, mixing up the headlines with pajama modeling on the street, and showing Benji Diggs, her media maestro boss, that she´s got what it takes. As the news heats up in a hotly contested election season and a wild-card candidate, former Hollywood actor Victor Fluke, appears on the scene, Amanda´s pressure-cooker job gets hotter and her personal life unravels. Walking a knife´s edge between ambition and survival, and about to break the biggest story of her career, Amanda must decide what she´s willing to give up to get ahead - and what she needs to hold on to to save herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lu Hanessian, Alisyn Camerota. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003222/bk_peng_003222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He is aggressive and always in the news and magazines over some scandal with different women. He is a known player, and Amanda hates players. Amanda, on the other hand, is quiet and the sort of person who keeps to herself, convincing herself that men are no good. During the wedding reception, she gets drunk and loses control, asking Edmond to fly her to Las Vegas and marry her. Read on to learn more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annelise Dummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033933/bk_acx0_033933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Revenge can indeed be sweet.... When her brother´s car plunges off a cliff with him and his fiancée in it, Amanda Davies gets the news personally from the fiancée´s brother. The devastatingly handsome Italian businessman appears in Atlanta and whisks Amanda off to Italy to be with the hospitalized couple. But could his motive be more? Nicholas de Frenza never approved of his sister´s choice in husband to begin with, and now that Carita is in a coma due to her fiancé´s reckless driving, it seems the perfect time to resurrect an ancient Italian custom of revenge: the seduction calls for a similar seduction in return, a sister for a sister. But Nico is too civilized for such vengeance - or is he? Even as Amanda falls for the Tuscan´s charms, she knows his code, and his family would never approve of her as more than a simple dalliance. But then the secret about the car wreck comes out - and that´s when everything changes.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Linari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025822/bk_adbl_025822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lone ship piloted by Dorsai Amanda Morgan runs the blockade of the Earth. She has come to rouse Hal Mayne from his research to go to Kultis, where the secretive Chantry Guild holds mastery over the Alternate Forces. The answers they find there may decide humanity´s most critical moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002432/bk_adbl_002432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.