Postcards From the Edge

This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’.

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849833656

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry ** ‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue

Postcards from the Edge

We become rooted to the spot – the phrase 'frozen with fear' says it all. Christians
are not immune to fear (perhaps that's why 'Fear not' is repeated many times in
the Bible). And for a postcard from the edge on this topic, we turn to the Christian
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Author: Ian Coffey

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 1783592133

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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God often seems most distant when we are going through our hardest times. And yet many people have found that it is exactly at the moments of their greatest struggle that they have met God most closely. Through vivid retellings of the stories of eight biblical characters who met God at points of extremity in their lives, Ian Coffey offers us inspirational ways of making the struggles we face an opportunity for growth. By sharing both modern examples of people who have faced the same sorts of struggles, and events in his own life, he gives us practical help and hope in our hardest moments. Esther & courage Jeremiah & inadequacy John & doubt Paul & fear Peter & imprisonment Ruth & loss Elijah & despair Mark & failure Full of rich reflection and thought-provoking questions, it will help us to discover the God who walks with his people through their darkest moments.

Race Place and the Seaside

This is the first academic monograph to focus exclusively on issues of race, ethnicity, whiteness and multiculture at the English seaside.

Author: Daniel Burdsey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137450126

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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This is the first academic monograph to focus exclusively on issues of race, ethnicity, whiteness and multiculture at the English seaside. The book calls for acknowledgement of the racialised nature of this environment, and proposes that its distinctive spaces, places, traditions and narratives should be included within broader analyses of race in contemporary Britain. Introducing the concept of ‘coastal liquidity’ to explain shifting ethno-racial demographics, migratory politics and spatial dynamics at the edge of the sea, along with the relative im/mobilities of the minority ethnic communities who move and reside there, the author provides a relational exploration of seaside experiences: both as a locus of racialised categorisation, exclusion and subjugation, and one of resistance, conviviality and intercultural exchange. Combining theoretical insight and empirical fieldwork, the book disrupts dominant thinking that fixes ontologically minority ethnic bodies to urban spaces, and overcomes their erasure and silencing from the seaside landscapes of the popular imagination.

Postcards from the Edge

Pictures from the past of Britain's remotest lighthouses with interesting historical information

Author: Christopher Nicholson

Publisher: Whittles Pub

ISBN: 9781904445593

Category: History

Page: 143

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We've been sending one another postcards for well over a century now usually brief messages to our friends and family telling them about the weather on our holidays or where we're visiting next on our travels. A hundred years ago we sent postcards with more serious messages important, personal information about births, marriages and deaths, urgent requests for help, or just to keep in touch before the use of the telephone became widespread. The choice of subjects featured on postcards today is vast, but amongst the most popular has always been the lighthouse a symbol of safety and reliability, and evidence of Man's basic instinct to warn and reassure. Over the years, almost every British lighthouse has featured on a postcard of some description, and the ones with easy access are regularly updated with different views. This new book from Christopher Nicholson, author of the highly-acclaimed Rock Lighthouses of Britain, concentrates on vintage postcards featuring the remotest lighthouses of all. Within these pages are snapshots of the past and moments in time from the very edge of Britain granite pillars rising from sea-swept reefs or the lights on uninhabited storm-lashed islets dotted around the coasts of England, Wales and Scotland. Some of these cards are artists' impressions, some are hand-tinted, while others are real sepia or black and white photographs but they all show how things used to look and how life used to be at the very extremes of offshore Britain. Due to their age these postcards are now valuable documents of social history keepers posing with their families or being relieved at the end of their stint of duty and they also illustrate the changing appearance of the lighthouses, together with the appalling weather the keepers endured. Proof, if such were needed, that there was nowhere too isolated nor weather too rough that would daunt the determined postcard photographer! It was perhaps because of the very remoteness of the lighthouses that drew people to buy the postcards and these evocative photographs will invoke an appreciation of those bygone times. With chapters on 'pillar lights', 'island lights', 'relief days', 'wild winds and white water' and 'curiosities' the author has been given unique access to the collections of private individuals and lighthouse authorities to compile a fascinating and nostalgic work. Each lighthouse featured is accompanied by interesting historical details as well as a selection of vintage postcard views with extended captions some over a century old.

Consumer Research

Consumer Research: Postcards from the Edge is a collection of cutting-edge essays by leading exponents of postmodern consumer research from Europe and America.

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134690029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 762

Consumer Research: Postcards from the Edge is a collection of cutting-edge essays by leading exponents of postmodern consumer research from Europe and America. Topics covered include: * chronicle, composition and fabulation in consumer research * postmodern approaches to pluralism in consumer research * marketing in cyberspace * poststructuralism in marketing * semiotics in marketing and consumer research

The Best Awful

A woman struggles to cope with a descent into psychosis and to make her way through a challenging stay in a psychiatric institution to build a new life for herself.

Author: Carrie Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684809133

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

View: 444

A woman struggles to cope with a descent into psychosis and to make her way through a challenging stay in a psychiatric institution to build a new life for herself.

Postcards from the Edge of the Universe

Postcards from the Edge of the Universe An Anthology of Frontline Astronomy
from Around the World The Editors Lee Pullen Mariana Barrosa Lars Lindberg
Christensen ESO education and Public Outreach Department 8 the International
 ...

Author: Lee Pullen

Publisher: ESO

ISBN: 9783923524648

Category:

Page: 116

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New York Magazine

#2—Postcards From the Edge. #3–Narrow Margin; The Jungle Book. #4—Henry
& June. #5—Ghost. #6—Ghost. 534. WESTBURY-WESTBURY—(333–1911). #1
–Ghost. #2—Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael. Suffolk County 600. BABYLON.

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Page: 216

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Postcards from the Edge of Football

The changing face of football is documented through hundreds of postcards

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

ISBN: 9781845965587

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 944

The changing face of football is documented through hundreds of postcards


Postcards from the Edge

"From the moment Messiah laid eyes on Shyhiem, she knew he was no good for her .

Author: Keisha Ervin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975688141

Category: African Americans

Page: 304

View: 965

"From the moment Messiah laid eyes on Shyhiem, she knew he was no good for her ... On paper, they were never meant to be, but neither of their hearts would let the other go ... until outside influences eventually tore them apart ... Being away from each other is a struggle neither of them could've imagined--but being together isn't an option either can afford ... Time keeps ticking, seasons are about to change and new obstacles are in place. Will Messiah and Shyhiem find their way back to one another for good or will they be another tragic, love story destined for nowhere?"--Page 4 of cover.

Lesbian Looks

Witty, provocative, poignant, documentary and stunning, this collection of forty-two postcards is a visual record of lesbian politics, culture and lifestyles in the nineties.

Author: Rosa Ainley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781857270969

Category: Social Science

Page: 86

View: 488

Witty, provocative, poignant, documentary and stunning, this collection of forty-two postcards is a visual record of lesbian politics, culture and lifestyles in the nineties.


Theatre on the Edge

But Hollywood has been slow to recognize her comic instincts , which were partly
revealed in her most recent film , Postcards from the Edge . In that Mike Nichols
movie , she demonstrates her musicality , no surprise to early Streep watchers ...

Author: Mel Gussow

Publisher: Applause Books

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 456

View: 443

THEATRE ON THE EDGE: NEW VISIONS NEW VOICES

Expat Journal

Often witty and funny, it also touches on serious subjects: Death, divorce, Vietnam, Cuban cigars, Scotch Whisky, beautiful women and a little gecko named Pedro Gonzalez. It is hoped that this first volume will be part of an ongoing series.

Author: Stephen F. Dennstedt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478385424

Category: Travel

Page: 374

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Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge, draws heavily from Mr. Dennstedt's travel blog of the same name. It chronicles his transition from commercial banker to expatriate and international photographer, and the events that led up to this life-altering change. Often witty and funny, it also touches on serious subjects: Death, divorce, Vietnam, Cuban cigars, Scotch Whisky, beautiful women and a little gecko named Pedro Gonzalez. It is hoped that this first volume will be part of an ongoing series.

Popcorn and Sexual Politics

CHILD - DEVOURING MOTHERS TAKE HOLLYWOOD Postcards from the Edge
A drunken and angry Doris Mann ( Shirley MacLaine ) tries to convince her sober
and angry daughter , Suzanne Vale ( Meryl Streep ) that she isn ' t the worst ...

Author: Kathi Maio

Publisher:

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Category: Motion pictures

Page: 216

View: 811

This is a collection of movie reviews originally published in Sojourner, "to help (moviegoers) see through the powerful (often reprehensible) suggestions made by Hollywood about gender, race, and class in the country." Pointed but not preachy, Maio's critiques are thoughful, provoking, and entertaining. She clearly enjoys watching and discussing movies, and is generous in her appreciation of hard work, good ideas, and moving performances even in films she dislikes. Maio looks at each film both individually and in the contexts of history and society, covering more than 30 films in seven subject categories, such as romance, race, motherhood, and revenge. ISBN 0-89594-469-3: $21.95; ISBN 0-89594-468-5 (pbk.): $9.95.

The Hollywood Reporter

3 MISERY HERALD 3 5 16 FLATLINERS COLUMBIA 26 REVERSAL OF
FORTUNE SHOTIKU FUJI 55 I AIR AMERICA TOHO - TOWA | 4 | 10 9
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE TOHO - TOWA 23 Computed at US $ 1 = 135
Yen , 7 - day gross .

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Category: Motion picture industry

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The New Yorker

Tony looks in the mirror , it's Pacino he In “ Postcards from the Edge , ” she's witty
wants to see , and he keeps Pacino's pic- and resourceful , yet every expression
is ture on his wall . ( He also has posters of eerily off , not quite human .

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

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Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Semiotica

Suzanne goes on singing . Postcards from the Edge is simultaneously a revival of
the Hollywood formula for the alcoholic / addiction movie and a radical departure
from it . It reiterates the formula by depicting the protagonist ' s fall from grace ...

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Category: Language and languages

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Film Review 1991 2

Great acting writ large : Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine battle the domestic
blahs against the glamorous background of showbiz - in Postcards from the Edge
( Columbia TriStar ) . ( Kay Skolnik ) , Henry Nemo ( Max ) , Jacques Taylor ( Jack
) ...

Author: F. Maurice Speed

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781852273187

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 192

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