Bright Lights Big City

Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408854518
Size: 13.72 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. All might become clear if you could just slip into the bathroom and do a little more Bolivian Marching Powder. Then again, it might not... So begins our nameless hero's trawl through the brightly lit streets of Manhattan, sampling all this wonderland has to offer yet suspecting that tomorrow's hangover may be caused by more than simple excess. Bright Lights, Big City is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.

Bright City

Author: Jérôme Sans
Publisher: Blue Kingfisher Limited
ISBN: 9881506409
Size: 18.61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume is the second in a series of pocket-book interviews with key cultural figures by internationally renowned curator, cultural agitator and pioneer Jérôme Sans. Here, Sans interviews Ma Yansong (born 1975), the founder of MAD Architects and architect of "Floating Island" and Absolute World."

Bright Lights No City

Author: Max Alexander
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1516836731
Size: 12.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At age forty-seven, Whit Alexander, the American cofounder of the Cranium board game, decided to start a new business selling affordable goods and services to low-income villagers in Ghana, West Africa. His brother, Max, a journalist, came along to tell the story. Neither of them could have anticipated just how much of an adventure they'd find there. In Ghana, Whit's initial goal is to market a high-quality, rechargeable AA battery for off-grid villagers. If successful, he planned to grow a larger for-profit business based on those batteries: creating a trusted brand that would provide life-enhancing products, services, and jobs, without relying on charity. Ghana, however, presents extraordinary challenges, and the brothers wage daily battles against deadly insects, insane driving conditions, unspeakable food, voodoo priests, corrupt officials, counterfeiters, and ethnic rivalries on their way to success. From signing up customers who earn a few dollars a month at most to training employees with no Western-style work experience, the brothers quickly learn that starting a business in Africa requires single-minded focus, a sense of humor, and a lot of patience. Along the way, Whit and Max relive their own childhood, bickering across the African bush and learning a great deal about Africans as well as themselves. Irreverent, hilarious, and ultimately inspiring, Bright Lights, No City challenges accepted notions of charity; shows the power of broadening your horizons; and suggests that there is hope and opportunity in Africa.