Search Results for guilty-pleasures

Author: Constance Freeman


ISBN: 9781411681026


Page: 150

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Vanessa is a beautiful young attorney with nothing but her career on her mind. She left a long-term relationship because she felt she didn't have the time to settle down. Until, she meets forbidden fruit. Dr. Preston Taylor, a handsome, young, separated yet married man that will make her forget all about her career and not having time for family. But...will her choice be easy since her ex is not completely out of her life. What about her handsome but untouchable client Terry Andrews? Her possibilities are endless. So what is a girl to do?
2006-03 By Constance Freeman

The guilt ( sometimes LAWLESS , LUCY See Xena : WARRIOR realized years later ) came from thinking PRINCESS . how much your own flea - bitten mutt suffered by comparison . Well , lighten Lawn Darts If you still have a set of up .

Author: Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1931686548

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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Alphabetical listing of things like TV programmes you don't admit to watching, convenience foods, music etc.
2004 By Sam Stall

By calling upon the ever-so-useful notion of the 'guilty pleasure', as with this example of a profile of Ashton Kutcher in the French edition of Elle: Built like a campus, cool and fresh like Hollywood chewing-gum, cornflakes-bred, ...

Author: Alice Guilluy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350163041

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In Guilty Pleasures, Alice Guilluy examines the reception of contemporary Hollywood romantic comedy by European audiences. She offers a new look at the romantic comedy genre through a qualitative study of its consumption by actual audiences. In doing so, she attempts to challenge traditional critiques of the genre as trite “escapism” at best, and dangerous “guilty pleasure” at worst. Despite this cultural anxiety, little work has been done on the genre's real audiences. Guilluy addresses this gap by presenting the results of a major qualitative study of the genre's reception, based on interview research with rom-com viewers in Britain, France and Germany, focusing on Sweet Home Alabama (2002, dir. Andy Tennant). Throughout the interviews, participants attempted to distance themselves from what they described as the “typical” rom-com viewer: the uneducated, gullible, overly emotional (American) woman. Guilluy calls this fantasy figure the “phantom spectatrix”. Guilluy complements this with a critical examination of the press reviews of the 20 biggest-grossing rom-coms at the worldwide box-office in order to contextualise the findings of her audience research.
2021-11-04 By Alice Guilluy

According to humor scholars, people generally hold repressed pleasure or anxiety about these matters, and jokes about them allow us to release tension.40 Scholars credit Sigmund Freud and two philosophers—Alexander Bain and Herbert ...

Author: Laura Little

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190625771

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties. Just as importantly, though, our legal system is a strong regulator of humor. It encourages some types of humor while muzzling or punishing others. In a sense, law and humor engage a two-way feedback loop: humor provides the raw material for legal regulation and legal regulation inspires humor. In Guilty Pleasures, legal scholar Laura Little provides a multi-faceted account of American law and humor, looking at constraints on humor (and humor's effect on law), humor about law, and humor in law. In addition to interspersing amusing episodes from the legal world throughout the book, the book contains 75 New Yorker cartoons about lawyers and a preface by Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker.
2018-11-12 By Laura Little

If anything about this kind of media consumption is self-definitional, it's the shame associated with it—not because “guilty pleasures” reveal some fundamental truths about the consumer's lowbrow aesthetic tendencies but because a lot ...

Author: Arielle Zibrak

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479807123

Category: Social Science


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"My guilty pleasure wasn’t just reading low-brow fiction or even female-authored fiction, it was being femme itself." What is it about ribald romance novels, luxurious interior design, and frothy wedding dresses that often make women feel their desires come with a shadow of shame? In Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures, Arielle Zibrak considers the specifically pleasurable forms of feminine guilt and desire stimulated by supposedly “lowbrow” aesthetic tendencies. She takes up the overwhelming preoccupation with the experience of being humiliated, dominated, or even abused that has pervaded the stories that make up women’s culture—from eighteenth-century epistolary novels to popular twentieth-century teen magazine features to present-day romantic comedies. In three chapters—“Rough Sex,” “Expensive Sheets,” and “Saying Yes to the Dress”—that mirror the plot structures of feminine fictions themselves, this book tells the story of the desires that only the guiltiest of pleasures evoke. Zibrak reexamines documents of femme culture long dismissed as “trash” to reveal the surprisingly cathartic experiences produced by tales of domination, privilege, and the material trappings of the heteropatriarchy. Part of the Avidly Reads series, this slim book gives us a new way of looking at American culture. With the singular blend of personal reflection and cultural criticism featured in the series, Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures reclaims women’s experiences for themselves.
2021-05-04 By Arielle Zibrak

But what kinds of movies become guilty pleasures? Can they only be low-budget crap, or can mainstream Hollywood produce them? Must they be a product of early cinema (the golden age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s) or can more recent ...

Author: Gary J. Svehla

Publisher: Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts


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Writers defend horror films that have been trashed by film critics and horror film fans. Titles covered include Maniac (1934), Sh! The Octopus, Voodoo Man, Unknown Island, Scared Stiff, Indestructible Man, Rodan, The Tingler, Flesh Eaters, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, King Kong (1976) and Dune.
2018-03-12 By Gary J. Svehla

Guilty pleasures – we all have them. For some, it's dancing around the living roomto Abba. For others, it's lounging in bedall weekend. For me, andI suspecta lot of you, guilty pleasures tend to centre around food.

Author: Matt Tebbutt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781782064688

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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We all know that a little bit of what you fancy does you good. In Guilty Pleasures, Matt Tebbutt takes your sneaky treats, like peanut butter, cream cheese, coffee and even booze, and puts them centre stage in 130 fun and delicious recipes. Enjoy great food such as tea-smoked chicken, raspberry cream cheese brownies, peanut butter ice cream, vodka-marinated steak, wide-awake chilli, Marmite potatoes, rum cupcakes with Baileys frosting and so much more. In a world where we have so many serious things to worry about, a bit of mild indulgence shouldn't be one of them. Like all guilty pleasures, a little bit of sin has never really been a bad thing... has it? This is pleasure on a plate!
2013-07-04 By Matt Tebbutt

'No, but I would be really annoyed if that was to happen, all because of a spiteful woman who thinks she's better than she is!' Rusty began to smile. 'Listen, no one is guilt free. Everyone has a guilty pleasure – we just have to find ...

Author: June Tate

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN: 9781780101439

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Amid the dangers of WWII England, three women risk everything for love “sacrificing much to achieve their dreams . . . in this pleasurable historical romance” (Booklist). Southampton, 1940. As three women navigate the struggles of wartime England, their difficult choices—in love and survival—will bring them together and change their lives forever. For housewife Jenny, her husband’s word is law. But when he decides to enlist, she finds her own voice—and a new friendship with a young GI who becomes her guilty pleasure. Vibrant Rusty Dobbs is a prostitute by choice, and proudly makes a good living. But when she falls for an American captain, she pretends to be a typist to keep his respect—and win his love. And finally there is seventeen-year-old Sarah, who is drawn to the young prisoner of war Gunter—the enemy. If you follow your heart, there is always a price to pay. “Tate’s trademark complement of emotional interludes, nicely counterbalanced by intimate domestic detail, is on display [and] also offers a popular military setting in which even the antagonists are portrayed sympathetically.” —Booklist
2012-03-01 By June Tate

GUILTY PLEASURES Stella Cameron “ Cameron manages the neat trick of delving into sordid troubles and twisted minds while delivering a rock - solid romance in the midst . ” — Publishers Weekly Every woman has a past , but beloved ...

Author: Stella Cameron

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 0783801149

Category: Fiction

Page: 511

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When television personality Polly Crow's secret past threatens to destroy her love with ex-Navy SEAL Nasty Ferrito, she must put her trust in him to the test
1998 By Stella Cameron

Peter Bell is a " Hero in a trance " who deserves the mockery of the poet until the trance is broken and the Hero renounces his life of willful pleasure to acknowledge a greater world of reality . This greater world is " a world of ...

Author: Richard D. McGhee

Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015033973705

Category: Psychoanalysis and literature

Page: 350

View: 190

"McGhee . . . offers a psychoanalytic reading of Wordsworth's entire poetic ouevre that is clear, reasonably sensitive to aesthetic considerations, and an interesting challenge to more conventional interpretations of the poet."CHOICE