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Summer reading: the top 5 books to read during your holidays

Summer reading: the top 5 books to read during your holidays

Ready for your holidays? You probably started thinking about what should you place in your luggage and if your body still fits into your swimsuit. Well, before getting into this naughty consideration, you should probably think about the books you wish to read while you are away from your day-to-day life. Here are our top 5 books you might want to consider reading during your summer holidays and the best descriptions taken from the best media, from the Guardian, to the New York Times or Barnes and Noble. Enjoy the discovery. PRIESTDADDY by Patricia Lockwood Patricia Lockwood’s dazzling comic memoir is set in midwest America and centres on a man who likes to clean his gun, listen to Rush Limbaugh and drink from a mug that reads “I love my ‘white-collar’ job” – despite being married with five children, he is a Catholic priest. Father Lockwood, as presented here, is…

Tresors de mon Pays: read about Switzerland as you will never know it anymore.

Tresors de mon Pays: read about Switzerland as you will never know it anymore.

Tresors de mon Pays: etween 1955 and 1990, Les Edition du Griffon published 165 books to (re) discover Switzerland in its intimacy and beauty. With a focused care in writing as to the quality of photos and reproduction, these are some 165 titles that offer a genuine insight into Switzerland, its traditions, its landscapes and its people.

50 shades of Grey: get dirty… at least in your mind.

50 shades of Grey: get dirty… at least in your mind.

It is the new big thing: 50 Shades of Grey. Written by E. L. James, of her real name Erika Leonard. Today it reaches almost 60 million of sales worldwide. The original english version sold out for more than 40 million units. In Switzerland, the success is huge, especially in the french part. According to Mr François Duvaut, Litterature responsible at Payot book stores, 50 Shades of Grey became number one after the first day ! It all began with E L James and her frustration around the saga Twilight. For her, this vampire saga in which Edward (the vampire) has a impossible love for the young Isabella, was missing a little of “spice”. Too pinky cheese for her taste. So, she decided to write a “fan-version” of it in which we would discover a much more “hot” version of the Twilight characters relationships. This version is called Master of…

Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young.

Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young.

This fall, one of the most awaited biographies is called “Waging Heavy Peace”. It is the memoirs of Rock star Neil Young. Born in 1945 in Canada, Neil Young is considered as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. In his biography, Neil Young describes a beautiful kaleidoscope of his life, from private, towards his status of rock star. We can read also many details from his start with groups like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and recently the Crazy Horse. Moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards. The picture was taken from the january 26th 2006 photo shooting for Rolling Stone magazine. Waging Heavy Peace will be available in October 2nd 2012 in all…

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Counter-Culture

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Counter-Culture

During the holiday season, I read the official biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. At the beginning I thought  it was again another object to nourish Steve Jobs cult. Even though I like Apple products, I do not like the “guru” strategy that minimizes the creative teams behind. But I must say that this biographical work shows more than just the life of a “geeky hero”. It shows the life of a man, that was not proud of everything he did but more than that, it shows an interesting idea of Counter Culture. The book was written by Walter Isaacson, an important media personality as former CEO of CNN and the managing Director of Time magazine. He also wrote the biography of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Kissinger. In a way by adding Steve Jobs to his bibliography, Walter Isaacson generates a sort of historical retrospective about Counter Culture…

Vintage T-Shirt, a T-book?

Vintage T-Shirt, a T-book?

This month was launched a book called Vintage T-Shirt. It was written by 3 masters of Vintage T-shirt in Hollywood, Patrick and Marc Guetta with the help of fashion magazine editor Alison Nieder. Mr and Mr Guetta are the legendary owners of a store called World of Vintage T-Shirts.

Life, Keith Richards- The Biography

Life, Keith Richards- The Biography

Finally Keith Richards, the legendary guitarist of the Rolling Stones, launch his biography. Welcome to Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll… If one day you have dreamed to live like a rock star, here is your chance to see exactly how it was. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done. If we talked a lot about Mick Jaeger, you need to read this book and see how incredible Keith Richard is. He re-invented Rock & Roll some how. Now, at last, he tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records…

Oprah Winfrey Biography, the perfect book for summer holidays…

Oprah Winfrey Biography, the perfect book for summer holidays…

Now, one of the most expected books arrived. The Oprah Winfrey biography. Kitty Kelley is a very well known biographer, passionate about those people who became more than an ordinary human being… they became legends or symbols for America.