From the author of the New York Times bestseller Capture Your Style Aimee Song is a fashion icon, a sartorial star, the blogger behind Song of Style, and the author of Capture Your Style. Here she collects more than five hundred of her all-time favorite looks from around the world. Her style, favorite travel spots, and personal memories from the hottest destinations all over the globe, including: ANGUILLA - ANTWERP - AUSTIN - BALI - BERMUDA - BUSAN - CAPRI - CHICAGO - COSTA RICA - CROATIA - DALLAS - DUBAI - THE FRENCH RIVIERA - THE HAMPTONS - IBIZA - ICELAND - INDIA - JAKARTA - KYOTO - LONDON - LOS ANGELES - LOS CABOS - MAURITIUS - MIAMI - MILAN - MOROCCO - NAYARIT - NEW YORK - PALM SPRINGS - PARIS - THE PHILIPPINES - PHUKET - SEOUL - SICILY - SINGAPORE - SOUTH AFRICA - ST. BARTS - SWITZERLAND - TOKYO - TULUM - VENICE
A pioneering exploration of four cities where East meets West and past becomes future: St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai. Every month, five million people move from the past to the future. Pouring into developing-world "instant cities" like Dubai and Shenzhen, these urban newcomers confront a modern world cobbled together from fragments of a West they have never seen. Do these fantastical boomtowns, where blueprints spring to life overnight on virgin land, represent the dawning of a brave new world? Or is their vaunted newness a mirage?In a captivating blend of history and reportage, Daniel Brook travels to a series of major metropolitan hubs that were once themselves instant cities - St. Petersburg, Shanghai, and Mumbai - to watch their "dress rehearsals for the 21st century." Understanding today's emerging global order, he argues, requires comprehending the West's profound and conflicted influence on developing-world cities over the centuries. In 1703, Tsar Peter the Great personally oversaw the construction of a new Russian capital, a "window on the West" carefully modeled on Amsterdam, that he believed would wrench Russia into the modern world. In the 19th century, Shanghai became the fastest-growing city on earth as it mushroomed into an English-speaking, Western-looking metropolis that just happened to be in the Far East. Meanwhile, Bombay, the cosmopolitan hub of the British Raj, morphed into a tropical London at the hands of its pith-helmeted imperialists. Juxtaposing the stories of the architects and authoritarians, the artists and revolutionaries who seized the reins to transform each of these precociously modern places into avatars of the global future, Brook demonstrates that the drive for modernization was initially conflated with wholesale Westernization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012271/bk_adbl_012271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour by The Secret Footballer. Since his first book was published in 2012, The Secret Footballer has been able to take the listener behind the scenes of footballers' lives like no other player has been or will ever be able to do. Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start: The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour. And it isn't going to stay on tour any more.... From Marbella and Ibiza to Dubai and Las Vegas, The Secret Footballer lays bare the worst, most embarrassing and most hilarious excesses of these fit and mostly fickle young men whose million-pound salaries, to use his own words, 'open up a host of recreational opportunities'. Fuelled by rampaging desires for sex, drugs, booze and rock 'n' roll, these footballers think up ever more extreme ways of splashing the cash, and needless to say, it doesn't always end well.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Damien Lynch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003680/bk_rhuk_003680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you like sexy lesbian stories, teasing lesbian fiction, and arousing lesbian erotica, you'll love this hot tale of mile-high ecstasy.... Amanda was nervous but excited. At 24, she had been a journalist for a couple of years, but this was her first chance at international travel. Recent press stories had revealed the "free gifts" and "happy endings" that had been given away by one well-known airline as an inducement to travel in first class, and now Amanda's editor had asked her to investigate the seamy underbelly of the airline industry. It wasn't exactly Watergate, but it promised to be interesting. Amanda found herself in a five-star Dubai hotel, knocking briskly on the door of a rather beautiful stewardess with whom she had chatted on the flight from London. Amanda had a boyfriend back in London, where she had grown up, but there was something about this girl that intrigued her. Could it be, she wondered for a brief moment, that her interest was more than just professional? Felicity opened the door. She was still in the blue skirt and light blue blouse of her uniform. Her straw-colored hair was up in a bun, and her bright blue eyes were just as radiant as ever. Amanda was struck once again by just how beautiful the stewardess was. For her part, Amanda, a keep-fit enthusiast from a privileged background, had dressed nicely for the occasion - a crisp white blouse, short black cotton skirt, and black Prada heels. Five-foot, 10-inches in height with slightly feline light brown eyes and a bob of shiny, short brown hair, she felt hip, smart, sexy, confident, and adventurous.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Everly Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045038/bk_acx0_045038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma is a unique and moving collection of personal nonfiction essays that detail how each writer has moved beyond mere survival of sexual trauma to unapologetically discover a sexually and emotionally thriving life. Making Out Like a Virgin is not a collection of victim narratives nor a healing workbook. Instead, this book is a bold new addition to generations of stories told by survivors. The mission of these writers is not to recount their individual trauma but to detail what has helped them reclaim both body and sexual desire. Making Out Like a Virgin serves as a metaphor, giving permission to sizzle and seize the moment. By telling their stories, these writers share their strength and successes found somewhere between the big shifts and small intimate moments, inspiring others while furthering their own healing. The anthology features 17 contributors - women, men, and transgender - from five countries; ranging in age from their mid 20s to their late 60s; hailing from Dubai, Cairo, Dublin, Toronto, Melbourne, and from across the United States. These writers offer answers to: What does it mean to not just survive, but to flourish? Is it possible to ever again feel powerful and confident in one's own body and within relationships? Can someone move beyond being limited or controlled by a tragic event? Making Out Like a Virgin is the collective power of a community of people who have refused to let the circumstances of their younger selves dictate the course of the rest of their lives. The individuals in this community have found the strength to become sexually and emotionally whole - a healing that transcends gender and orientation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071005/bk_acx0_071005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for October 22nd, 2012 from Audible. The title of this edition is America's Best Entrepreneurs. It contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we'll tell you about “Jack Dorsey and Leadership Secrets of Twitter and Square.” Two of the five hottest pre-IPO companies in the world are guided by Jack Dorsey. His role at both offers a blueprint for startups everywhere. Also, “How a Breast Cancer Pioneer Finally Turned a Profit” - First-mover advantage is no guarantee of early success. Myriad Genetics burned through more than $500 million over 17 years before turning a profit. Next, “Behind America's Gun Boom: Inside the Comeback at Sturm, Ruger” - With an estimated 300 million guns, America is, by far, the most heavily armed nation in the world. Embracing industry trends has vaulted gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Company to the number 4 spot on Forbes' list of the Best Small Companies in America. Then, “Will Buffalo Wild Wings Fly in Dubai?” Company Director Tim Murphy says, “When you go to a new country, you have one chance.” Followed by, “Socialism or Free Markets? Consider Myanmar and Thailand” - Free trade and investment have brought prosperity to one, while the other's closed-door policies have held it back for 50 years. We'll also tell you “Why Pier 1 is Choosing Bricks over Clicks, and Winning” - Riding high off a remarkable turnaround at one of the most well-known purveyors of home furnishings in America, CEO Alex Smith is building on a brick-and-mortar strategy he put in place during the company′s darkest days. And in our final story, “Apple Without Jobs: First Trillion-Dollar company?” CEO Tim Cook and designer guru Jony Ive of Apple will have to continue to inspire themselves to the greatness instilled by Steve Jobs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/121022/pe_forb_121022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Invaluable insights into finding diverse investment opportunities in the emergent global economy... From Brazilian farmlands to Colombian gold fields, from Chinese shopping malls to Indian hotels, from South African wine country to the boom/bust souks of Dubai, this around-the-world investing field trip explores the nooks and crannies for hidden investment opportunities. World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents is packed with ideas to power your portfolio in the years ahead while teaching you a little fascinating history along the way. Fact is, the world's markets have changed in a big way. For the first time since before the Industrial Revolution, the emerging markets now contribute as much to the global economy as their more well-developed peers. Far from being an anomaly, this state of affairs is more in line with the bulk of human experience. For centuries, China and India were the world's largest economies. And so the world is turning...right side up. This change creates a wealth of opportunities for investors, in both the emerging markets and developed markets. World Right Side Up is your guide on how to take full advantage of this shift. This audiobook Provides an entertaining view of various regions visited by the author, including South America, Asia, Africa, North America, and the Middle East; Explores specific investment ideas and themes, including opportunities in agriculture, water, energy, infrastructure and much more; Includes five key takeaways from each region, an invaluable feature, offering resources to consult for more information and guidance. While some people fear the changes happening now, the reality is that for the forward-thinking investor, these sizable new markets will create extraordinary new opportunities. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section alon 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004932/bk_adbl_004932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 B.C. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan, has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Getting there from North America is a 45-hour, five-flight voyage through Frankfurt, Dubai, Djibouti, Bosaso (on the Gulf of Aden), and, finally, Galkayo. Somalia is a place where a government has been built out of anarchy.For centuries, stories of pirates have captured imaginations around the world. The recent bands of daring, ragtag pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking multimillion-dollar tankers owned by international shipping conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era.The capture of the American-crewed cargo ship Maersk Alabama in April 2009, the first United States ship to be hijacked in almost two centuries, catapulted the Somali pirates onto prime-time news. Then, with the horrific killing by Somali pirates of four Americans, two of whom had built their dream yacht and were sailing around the world (“And now on to: Angkor Wat! And Burma!” they had written to friends), the United States Navy, Special Operation Forces, FBI, Justice Department, and the world’s military forces were put on notice: the Somali seas were now the most perilous in the world.Jay Bahadur, a journalist who dared to make his way into the remote pirate havens of Africa’s easternmost country and spend months infiltrating their lives, gives us the first close-up look at the hidden world of the pirates of war-ravaged Somalia.Bahadur’s riveting narrative exposé - the first ever - looks at who these men are, how they live, the forces that created piracy in Somalia, how the pirates spend the ransom money, how they deal with their hostages. Bahadur makes sense of the complex and fraught regional politics, the history of Somalia and the self-governing r 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunil Malhotra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002706/bk_rand_002706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmaker 'Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth' is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.