Sexy, süß und einsteigerfreundlich - so lässt sich dieser Einzelband mit zwei aufregenden Geschichten wohl am Besten beschreiben. Der völlig überarbeitete Büroangestellte Yoichi wacht eines morgens verkatert in einem Hotel auf - und findet neben seinem Kissen die Visitenkarte einer männlichen Hostess. Yoichi erinnert sich an nichts, muss aber seinen Liebhaber aufs Neue kontaktieren, schließlich hat der Unbekannte seinen Führerschein!
Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the ´´greatest generation´´. Combining archival research with extensive firsthand accounts from among the hundreds of thousands of female USO volunteers, Winchell shows how the organization both reflected and shaped 1940s American society at large. The USO had hoped that respectable feminine companionship would limit venereal disease rates in the military. To that end, Winchell explains, USO recruitment practices characterized white middle-class women as sexually respectable, thus implying that the sexual behavior of working-class women and women of color was suspicious. In response, women of color sought to redefine the USO´s definition of beauty and respectability, challenging the USO´s vision of a home front that was free of racial, gender, and sexual conflict. Despite clashes over class and racial ideologies of sex and respectability, Winchell finds that most hostesses benefited from the USO´s chaste image. In exploring the USO´s treatment of female volunteers, Winchell not only brings the hostesses´ stories to light but also supplies a crucial missing piece for understanding the complex ways in which the war both destabilized and restored certain versions of social order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015590/bk_adbl_015590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don´t despair. Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. No matter the style or size of the gathering, from the straightforward to the bizarre, I Like You provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with Amy´s blisteringly funny take on entertaining and everything it takes to pull off a party with extraordinary flair. You don´t even need to be a host or hostess to benefit; Amy offers tips for guests, too! Readers will discover unique dishes to serve alcoholics (Broiled Frozen Chicken Wings with Applesauce), the secret to a successful children´s party (a half-hour time limit, games included), and much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Sedaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000496/bk_time_000496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Onward into the future with radio´s most acclaimed science fiction anthology! From producer William Welch, script editors Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, and a rocket full of the genre´s most respected authors come 18 classic episodes of X Minus One! Theodore Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Sheckley bring you early space-age adventure, wonder, and fear. Test the limits of physics, hope, and imagination. Ponder what lies beyond the stars and what lies in store for humanity. Episodes include: ´´Bad Medicine´´ 07-10-56; ´´The Stars Are the Styx´´ 07-24-56; ´´The Last Martian´´ 08-07-56; ´´Surface Tension´´ 08-28-56; ´´Colony´´ 10-10-56; ´´Soldier Boy´´ 10-17-56; ´´Pictures Don´t Lie´´ 10-24-56; ´´Chain of Command´´ 11-21-56; ´´There Will Come Soft Rains/Zero Hour´´ 12-05-56; ´´Hostess´´ 12-12-56; ´´The Reluctant Heroes´´ 12-19-56; ´´Saucer of Loneliness´´ 01-09-57; ´´The Trap´´ 02-13-57; ´´The Seventh Victim´´ 03-06-57; ´´The Lights on Precipice Peak´´ 03-13-57; ´´Inside Story´´ 06-20-57; ´´The Category Inventor´´ 06-27-57; ´´Early Model´´ 07-11-57. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001228/rt_radi_001228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.