Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications

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Penguin, 2008 - Literary Collections - 313 pages
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A guidebook to seducing, satisfying, and loving the only man you'll ever need
In an act of generosity, Adrian Colesberry has written an exquisitely detailed guidebook to ensure that every reader knows precisely how to please him—in bed and beyond. Brimming with self-indulgent and incredibly bawdy humor, How to Make Love to Adrian Colesberry is a sexual memoir disguised as a manual on Colesberry's pet peeves, favorite positions, and surefire ways to turn on your man (aka Adrian Colesberry).
Recounting dozens of annoying peccadilloes and helpful pro tips gleaned from his experiences with former lovers, Colesberry covers all corners to ensure that no stage of the court-and-conquer process is overlooked. Beginning with how to attract Colesberry, he later progresses to foreplay and finally the full monty, revealing his own erratic, often unerotic sexual history along the way. From his awkwardly celibate teenage years to the emotional scars inflicted by his domineering ex-wife, Colesberry muses on bondage, three-ways, toys, bi-curiosity, and other kinks.
A pitch-perfect parody that spares no detail, How to Make Love to Adrian Colesberry is a hilarious and filthy new entrant into the fratire genre.
  

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Literature, as we know, is chock-full of drama: romance, infidelity, incest, tragedy, perseverance, survival ... and that is just what has been experienced by the authors responsible for the titles ... Read full review

Contents

FRANKENSTEIN OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS Mary Shelley
1
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Charlotte Bronte
8
MOBY DICK Herman Melville
12
ADAMBEDE George Eliot
17
ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND I Lewis Carroll
23
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV Fyodor Dostoevsky
27
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Mark Twain
33
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ L Frank Baum
39
IN COLD BLOOD Truman Capote
150
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS I Jacqueline Susann
156
KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS Maya Angelou
161
CARRIE Stephen King
167
THE PROFESSOR OF DESIRE Philip Roth
172
SCHINDLERS LIST Thomas Keneally
177
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA Gabriel Garcia Mdrquez
183
THE SATANIC VERSES I Salman Rushdie
189

DE PROFUNDIS Oscar Wilde
42
THE GREAT GATSBY F Scott Fitzgerald
49
A BIOGRAPHY Virginia Woolf
54
LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL Thomas Wolfe
59
THE THIN MAN I Dashiell Hammett
65
GONE WITH THE WIND I Margaret Mitchell
71
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS I Ernest Hemingway
77
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER I Carson McCullers
83
BLACK BOY I Richard Wright
88
ATLAS SHRUGGED I Ayn Rand
94
LOLITA Vladimir Nabokov
100
LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Eugene ONeill
104
PEYTON PLACE Grace Metalious 1ll 22 DR ZHIVAGO Boris Pasternak
116
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD I Harper Lee
122
THE BELL JAR I Sylvia Plath
127
THE GRADUATE I Charles Webb
132
AFTER THE FALL I Arthur Miller
137
THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MANINTHEMOON MARIGOLDS I PaulZindel
144
THE JOY LUCK CLUB Amy Tan
198
NUMBER THE STARS I Lois Lowry
204
IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES I Julia Alvarez
208
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN I Frances Mayes
213
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE J K Rowling
219
THE CONSTANT GARDENER I John le Carre
224
AN AMERICAN LEGEND Laura Hillenbrand
229
THE DA VINCI CODE I Dan Brown
234
BLOOD CANTICLE I Anne Rice
238
SUITE FRANCAISE Irene Nemirovsky
243
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING I Joan Didion
249
THE HISTORY OF LOVE I Nicole Krauss
254
THE DARKEST EVENING OF THE YEAR I Dean Koontz
258
WORLD WITHOUT END I Ken Follett
265
THE YIDDISH POLICEMENS UNION Michael Chabon
272
References
277
Acknowledgments
311
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Marlene Wagman-Geller, an enthusiastic trivia buff and avid reader, is a veteran high school English teacher.

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