In the book that people magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” robert greene and joost elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of machiavelli, sun tzu, and carl von clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from henry kissinger to p.t. barnum. some laws teach the need for prudence (“law 1: never outshine the master”), others teach the value of confidence (“law 28: enter action with boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“law 15: crush your
In the art of the pimp, dennis hof offers a hilarious, insightful, behind-the-scenes look at life as the proprietor of the moonlight bunnyranch, the world's most famous legal brothel, and recounts his chaotic life as the king of america's sex industry. hof, the star of hbo's critically lauded series cathouse, reveals the tricks of turning tricks, the secrets of his outrageous marketing stunts, and scandalous details of his friendships with porn stars, prostitutes, and politicians. readers will learn how hof's "girls" negotiate the highest prices for sex, the dirty little
A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of japan's most celebrated geisha.in memoirs of a geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. it is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable.