Confessions of a Video Vixen

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006174784X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1192

Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling. Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life. Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

Vindicated

Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1940363829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 203

View: 4635

For a decade, Confessions of a Video Vixen author Karrine Steffans and the details of her private life have been the subject of debate and scrutiny. But, as gossipmongers and critics speculated, assumed, and manufactured tall tales about the New York Times bestselling author, Karrine hid herself and her truth from the world, imprisoned by an abusive marriage and the judgments of society. In Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later, Karrine takes readers into the belly of the beast as she harrowingly chronicles the systematic breakdown of her mind, body, and spirit and the events that propelled her back to prosperity after losing everything. She candidly shares her struggle to be what others demand, her obsession with the American dream, her desperation to appear normal, and the price she paid for it all. With a foreword from Respect magazine Editor-in-Chief Datwon Thomas, this dark, long journey into the life of an abused and tormented woman, wife, and mother uncovers a long-guarded set of painful personal truths, reveals the inspiring details of her life-saving triumph, and will change everything you thought you knew about Karrine Steffans.

The Vixen Diaries

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446402478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 3987

This titillating exposé chronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will surely not disappoint. Karrine Steffans continues to dish out juicy gossip and the much sought after details of her star studded lifestyle and the celebrity men that helped her get where she needed to be. Karrine draws you in to get an up-close and personal look at the Hollywood life of fast money and sex; all the things that make for a great movie. She discusses her interactions with people after the release of Confessions of a Video Vixen and how she copes with it all.

Der Ruf der Delfine

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785541852

Category:

Page: 90

View: 7569

Anne und Philipp können es nicht glauben: Das magische Baumhaus hat sie in die Südsee verschlagen! Mit einem Mini-U-Boot machen sie sich in die Tiefen des Ozeans auf! Wogendes Seegras, regenbogenfarbene Korallen und jede Menge unbekannte Fische tummeln sich vor ihren Augen. Doch plötzlich geraten Philipp und Anne in große Gefahr. Ob ihnen die beiden Delfine helfen können?

The Vixen Manual

How to Find, Seduce & Keep the Man You Want

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446551368

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 2775

Since she exploded on the scene with her two juicy and impossible-to-put-down tell-alls, readers have wanted to know even more about what makes Karrine Steffans tick. How was she able to meet all the high profile politicians, movie stars, and other celebrities that are her close acquaintances? What skills does she possess to keep men wanting more? Finally, Karrine lays it all out and explains exactly what a woman must do to win over the man of her dreams. With chapters like "Never Let Him See You Sweat," "Flirting," "Encouraging His Manhood," and "Give Him What He Wants," this hot and sexy manual is a must-have for every woman's bookshelf.

Eminem

die Biographie ; whatever you say I am

Author: Anthony Bozza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453640078

Category:

Page: 400

View: 6938


Satisfaction

Erotic Fantasies for the Advanced & Adventurous Couple

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609418892

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 161

View: 1985

Encourages couples to make fantasies and role-playing a regular part of their sex lives and features chapters on domination, paid escorts, and swinging.

The Puppet

It Lives Within Us All

Author: Tyrone Zuhaire

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595396542

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 6919

A New Genre of Self-HelpcWelcome to the Puppet show, filled with characters that have lost emotional internal battles and external social wars, for which they were unarmed. The hip-hop group Mobb Deep couldn't have said it better, "There's a war going on outside and no man can escape from, you can run but you can't hide forever." It's time to stop running from yourself, and face the worst enemy (inner-me).Stories Include: The Police Officer Puppet. A man who suffered post-traumatic stress and anxiety as a result of his deceased father's unruly behaviors in the past. Obsessed with being better than his father in every way his behavior was misdirected and he becomes even worse off. Unable to let go of the abuse and damage that his father caused, he became a slave to his father's sin. The Puppet with the MBA. A story of how power and money were George's gods. Possessions accumulated over generations were kept within his family-and there weren't many families like his. The story is symbolic of the heads of gold (upper class) in America that abuse its feet of copper. The Inner City Puppet, an exclusive true tale of the author's inspirational experience. Also: The Gay Puppet The Video Vixen Puppet The 9-to-5 Puppet The Biracial Puppet The Asian Puppet And More

Drink Fuck Sleep

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615562360

Category: Authors

Page: 202

View: 3105

'Drink Fuck Sleep' is a collection of essays depicting regrettable sexual experiences wherein alcohol was involved either before, during, or after. With gripping, personal accounts of tragic, heart-wrenching, sexually boundless, ultra-erotic, emotionally numbing, mind thrilling, and scintillating experiences, the featured writers narrow the divide between what people project and what they protect. It serves as a series of precautionary tales, as well as proof of life and the parallels of the human condition, regardless of our socioeconomic stations.

The Jazz of Physics

Die Verbindung von Musik und der Struktur des Universums

Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732548791

Category: Mathematics

Page: 333

View: 7921

Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.

A Taste for Brown Sugar

Black Women in Pornography

Author: Mireille Miller-Young

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375915

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 4818

A Taste for Brown Sugar boldly takes on representations of black women's sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on Mireille Miller-Young's extensive archival research and her interviews with dozens of women who have worked in the adult entertainment industry since the 1980s. The women share their thoughts about desire and eroticism, black women's sexuality and representation, and ambition and the need to make ends meet. Miller-Young documents their interventions into the complicated history of black women's sexuality, looking at individual choices, however small—a costume, a gesture, an improvised line—as small acts of resistance, of what she calls "illicit eroticism." Building on the work of other black feminist theorists, and contributing to the field of sex work studies, she seeks to expand discussion of black women's sexuality to include their eroticism and desires, as well as their participation and representation in the adult entertainment industry. Miller-Young wants the voices of black women sex workers heard, and the decisions they make, albeit often within material and industrial constraints, recognized as their own.

Goodbye Leningrad

Ein Memoir

Author: Elena Gorokhova

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423409584

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2871

»Unglaublich gut geschrieben.« Frank McCourt Lena wächst in einem typisch sowjetischen Wohnblock auf: Die Fassade bröckelt, die Mülltonnen im Hof quellen über, in der Wohnung trocknen neben der Wäsche auch die im Wald gesammelten Pilze. Schon früh lernt sie, wie wichtig es ist, ihre wahren Gedanken und Gefühle für sich zu behalten. Vor allem wenn man sich wie Lena in die Sprache des Klassenfeindes verliebt hat: Der Englischunterricht wird zum Fenster in eine andere Welt. Als der amerikanische Gaststudent Robert ihr einen Heiratsantrag macht, zögert Lena nicht lange: Mit 20 Kilo Gepäck checkt sie ein in ein neues Leben.

Zwischenzeit

die Liebe, die du suchst, ist in dir

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548741277

Category:

Page: 319

View: 5162


Deconstructing Tyrone

A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-hop Generation

Author: Natalie Hopkinson,Natalie Y. Moore

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 1573442577

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 6434

A portrait of today's African-American male evaluates both archetypes and stereotypes, exploring black masculinity as it is represented by a range of personalities, from professionals and hip-hop figures to family men and criminals. Original.

Raising Kanye

Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar

Author: Donda West,Karen Hunter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416556648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7631

As the mother of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Donda West has watched her son grow from a brilliant baby boy with all the intimations of fame and fortune to one of the hottest rappers on the music scene. And she has every right to be proud: she raised her son with strong moral values, teaching him right from wrong and helping him become the man he is today. In Raising Kanye, Donda not only pays homage to her famous son but reflects on all the things she learned about being his mother along the way. Featuring never-before-seen photos and compelling personal anecdotes, Donda's powerful and inspiring memoir reveals everything from the difficulties she faced as a single mother in the African-American community to her later experiences as Kanye's manager as he rose to superstardom. Speaking frankly about her son's reputation as a "Mama's Boy," and his memorable public outbursts about gay rights and President George W. Bush, Donda supports her son without exception, and here she shares the invaluable wisdom she has taken away from each experience -- passion, tolerance, patience, and above all, always telling the truth. Ultimately, she not only expresses what her famously talented son has meant to her but what he has meant to music and an entire generation.

Diva

Roman

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641106451

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6883

Eine alternde Diva und ein Fan, der nur ihr Bestes will: ihre Geschichte – mit dem Tod als Höhepunkt ... Hazie Coogan würde alles für ihre »Miss Kathie« tun. Seit Jahrzehnten kümmert sie sich um die Bedürfnisse der großen Hollywood-Diva. Daher verwundert es nicht, dass auch sie es ist, die Alarm schlägt, als der windige Webster Carlton Westward III. in das Leben der großartigen Katherine Kenton tritt. Denn schnell findet Hazie heraus, dass er nur eines will: seine fünfzehn Minuten Ruhm. In Websters Schublade liegt bereits ein fertig verfasstes Enthüllungsbuch über den Star – inklusive Sterbeszene –, das ihn seinem Ziel näher bringen soll. Doch Hazie Coogan hat sich nicht jahrelang abgemüht, nur um jetzt ihren Star an einen skrupellosen Gigolo zu verlieren. Und sie hat auch schon einen Plan ...

Erotic Revolutionaries

Black Women, Sexuality, and Popular Culture

Author: Shayne Lee

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9780761852292

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 1184

This book steers black sexual politics toward a more sex-positive trajectory, navigating the uncharted spaces where social constructionism, third-wave feminism, and black popular culture collide to locate a new site for sexuality studies that is theoretically innovative, politically subversive, and stylistically chic.