Be inspired this New Year by a young woman's journey through life, love and lyrics When I feel like I'm going mad, I write.
A lot of my worst fears have come true; fears that felt so big I could barely hold them in my head. I was convinced that when they happened, the world would end.
But the world didn't end. In fact, it pushed on and demanded to keep spinning through all sorts of mayhem, and I got through it. And because I persisted, I learned lessons about how to be a stronger, kinder, better human - lessons you can only learn by going through these sorts of things.
This is for the people with minds that just don't stop; for those who feel everything a thousand times more than others around them.
Here are some words I wrote.
Over the decades, London has become a diverse landscape for all forms of graffiti and street art. From the better-known artists, down to the constant stream of fresh new talent attracted to the streets, London is a graffiti artist's paradise and the images represent a London simmering with artistic flair.
Featuring glossy photos of ground-breaking graffiti, London Graffiti and Street Art is the perfect companion for anyone excited by this most vibrant and changing of art form, and aims to give an insight into the creative output lost and found in and around the capital.
A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. From the streets of the Bronx to the hills of Ghana there is no place unaffected by hip-hop culture. Stretching from the early '70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history and will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in the history of America.
How do I get my music played on the radio? Do I really need my own website - can't I just use MySpace? How do I copyright and license my songs? The DIY Music Manual has the answers to these questions ... and more. Over the last couple of years, the face of independent music has changed completely. With the rise of websites such as MySpace and iTunes, digital radio stations, podcasts, band websites and online music stores, it has made music much easier to make, promote and distribute outside traditional channels. Whereas before it was a case of sending your band's demo tape to a record label and hoping for the best, now it's possible to cut out the middle man and make a success of your band without being signed. Clearly, concisely and with a dash of wit, The DIY Music Manual tells you exactly how to do that.
One of the funniest books you will read and equally provoking, as the author embarks on a vivid tour of the clubs, parties, people and indiscretions of Swinging Sixties London. First published in 1983, republished with 2 new chapters in 1998, this book has become a cult classic and is published for the first time in B format paperback.
Pete Doherty, erstwhile singer with The Libertines, is a British icon. Since leaving The Libertines, his life has become something of a rock 'n' roll soap opera where rumours of crack addiction abound, gossip about his relationship with Kate Moss is rife, and predictions for his future vary wildly. This is a biography of Pete Doherty.
Presents patchwork designs, inspired by treasures from London's famous decorative arts museum. These designs fall into three groups: the utility quilts employ large simple patch shapes cut from charming prints; the traditional pieces encompass heritage patchwork formats; and the showpiece designs incorporate applique to create showstoppers.
Millie Mackintosh may have always looked like she had the perfect model shape, but a few years ago she found out she was unhealthy. Worse than that she was 'skinny fat'; her body fat percentage was higher than it should be. Used to eating junk food and having never enjoyed exercise, Millie found herself out of shape and doing her body damage. She had low energy, lacklustre skin and had no idea of how to get herself out of this vicious cycle. Millie decided to overhaul her life and her diet and she was rejuvenated; she is now stronger, healthier and more confident.
With access to some of the best nutritionists, make-up artists, fitness trainers and fashion designers, Millie has taken everything she has learnt from all of these professionals and put together the ultimate book of tips and ideas for achieving the same success.
Split into 4 sections: style, beauty, food and fitness, there is advice to cover every situation. In style, there are suggestions for what to wear to particular occasions and the 10 key pieces everybody needs in their wardrobe, as well as supplier lists and where to shop for certain essential items. In beauty there are instructions and practical advice for improving your beauty regime - from the most luxurious at home facial as well as a step-by-step everyday look.
In food, there are tips on how to eat healthier and cleaner like Millie, with down-to-earth advice and over 25 recipes, including healthy breakfasts, quick, clean dinners as well as inspiration for indulgent weekend meals.
In fitness, Millie provides step-by-step at home routines from cult fitness brand The Skinny Bitch Collective, and simple but effective barre exercises from Paola's Body Barre.
Made: A book of style, food and fitness compiles all the insider tips and tricks you have ever wanted to know. And the best bit? The book is also full of funny anecdotes from Millie, who shows you that you do not need to follow her book like a plan - you can take what is useful and apply it to your own lifestyle, ensuring that it works perfectly for you.