Tom Jones: Close Up surpasses all other attempts to chronicle the life of a unique star who has been notoriously unforthcoming about himself. It also offers a fascinating insight into half a century of pop, spanning the Fifties pub scene of South Wales, the glitzy resort hotels of Eighties Vegas and a triumphant period of personal reinvention for a whole new generation of Jones fans at the start of the 21st century.This highly readable biography finally separates truth from myth to reveal the flesh-and-blood man behind the legend. With over 70 interviews including friends, family and colleagues, Tom Jones: Close Up offers a minutely-researched chronology of Jones' 40-year career as well as details of his odd life of deep family ties and unbridled sexual promiscuity. From Las Vegas and L.A. to London and South Wales, the authors the pieces together the roller-coaster life of Tom Jones spanning his carer childhood and the days of legendary stardom, through the career slump in the eighties to the spectacular comeback of the Reload album. Includes 24 pages of photographs from every era of Jones' life.
Figli dello stesso padre, ma di due donne diverse, Germano ed Emilio si rivedono dopo un lungo silenzio. Sono diversissimi, accomunati unicamente dall'amore insoddisfatto per il padre Giovanni, una figura possente, passionale ed egocentrica, che ha abbandonato la madre di Germano perché la sua nuova donna aspettava un figlio, Emilio, per poi abbandonare poco dopo anche lei come tutte le altre donne della sua vita. Germano, pur essendo sempre stato il preferito del padre, non ha mai perdonato al fratello minore di essere la causa del divorzio dei genitori. Emilio, cresciuto sapendo di essere il figlio non voluto, ha sempre cercato, invano, l'affetto del padre e del fratello. Nei pochi giorni che trascorreranno insieme, le antiche rabbie e il richiamo del sangue riemergeranno furiosi.
It sounds like the plot to a steamy soap opera or an episode of E True Hollywood Story-By night a gigolo and stripper to politicians and very wealthy and well-known clientele, surrounded by fame, sex, drugs, and obscene amounts of money; by day, a heartbroken father embattled in a bitter custody battle with a former lover which eventually leads to his arrest. Overcoming his demons, he finds God, becomes a respected writer and musician traveling the country performing his one man show to sold out audiences and sharing his tumultuous story with thousands.
A free book of poems about rabbits, zebras, swans, horses, jetpacks, misogynist advertising, rotating vicars, walkmen, Arthur Neagus, Higgs-bosons, automated call centres, oxymorons, snooker, cornflakes and soiled bandages.
The corebook to the Obsidian universe, this book has all the rules, mechanics, history, setting, and players that are used in the game. Obsidian is set in the 2299, as a desperate humanity wages war against the manifested legions of Hell itself. In the final battle, the last vestiges of mankind construct a fortified city to hold the Daemonic hordes at bay. Within this city, massive corporations vie for power, Daemonic Kults carve a bloody swath through its citizenry, and technology has surpassed the limits of the flesh. Take care when choosing your allies, even more when choosing your enemies. This is the Zone. Obsidian allows the player to take control over any type of character, from the infernal kultist to the self proclaimed messiah. In between are littered a menagerie of corporate soldiers and cybernetically-clad street assassins. Included in the book are rules to create Daemons from scratch, security systems, corporate construction rules, and of course all the tools necessary to make and play an Obsidian character.