Category «Memoir»

The Dog With Nine Lives

By Della Galton

While Della came upon a stray puppy residing wild along with her 13 domestic dogs on a seashore in Rhodes she was resolute to not get involved.

But destiny had different principles and Della introduced Lindy again to England.

Lindy had already proved herself to be a real survivor, yet she used to be extra of a survivor than Della had ever dreamed. Over the subsequent 8 years she survived a chain of occasions, anybody of which would have comprehensive off a lesser puppy than Lindy. They incorporated: being stampeded through a herd of offended cows; a unprecedented existence threatening type of anaemia; being swept down the river after chasing geese; falling out of a vehicle vacationing at pace, and getting misplaced for an evening in a forest.

The puppy with 9 Lives is either poignant and funny. puppy fans will like it. it's the precise tale of a truly detailed puppy.

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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness

By Heather Sellers

A "poignant" (Boston Globe) kinfolk memoir that provides new desiring to hindsight, perception, and forgiveness

Heather dealers is face-blind—that is, she has prosopagnosia, a unprecedented neurological that describes the lack to acknowledge faces. transforming into up, blind to the cause of her perpetual confusion and nervousness, she took what cues she may possibly from speech, coiffure, and gait. the reality used to be printed 20 years later while Heather took the fellow she might marry domestic to fulfill her mom and dad and came upon the fabulous fact approximately her family members, herself, and dwelling with psychological sickness. during this uplifting memoir, dealers illuminates a deeper fact: that even within the so much chaotic and heartbreaking of households, love can be noticeable and felt.

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The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer

By Mike Marquesee

Author and political activist Mike Marqusee used to be clinically determined with a number of myeloma, a kind of blood melanoma, in the summertime of 2007. at the start, disinclined to proportion his distress with others, he was once reluctant to put in writing approximately his disorder. yet he then got here to gain that doing so supplied a helpful continuity along with his existence as a author prior to contracting the disorder, and a fashion of achieving out to a much wider international that the ailment made bodily much less available. Writing allowed him to handle what he observed as numerous insidious platitudes that encompass melanoma, frequently hooked up to the individualistic concept that the patient has to be courageous in struggling with the disorder, with the inevitable corollary that those that succumb have, in a few degree, introduced it on themselves.

And so Marqusee starts off to put in writing approximately his ailment. not only his personal indicators and emotions, however the responses of buddies to the scoop that he's unwell and how those mirror broader social attitudes in the direction of the unwell. He describes the political struggles taking place in St Bartholomew’s, the London clinic that cares for him, and the hindrance in Britain’s nationwide future health provider (NHS) extra regularly, at a time of harrowing cutbacks. monstrous Pharma, whose medicinal drugs retain Marqusee alive yet are offered to the NHS at costs reflecting the ability and greed of a ruthless extortionist, is the topic for really astringent scrutiny.
The observations approximately melanoma in those pages are by no means trite or sentimental. they're acute, relocating, impassioned and political. they usually express vital, shared truths, either own and social, approximately an affliction that would impact one in 3 humans during their lives.

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How I Saw Hitler on my Summer Vacation A True Story: 1938: A Fearless Female's Adventures in Pre WWII Europe

In 1938, high-spirited Helen McPhail sails the SS Normandie to a Europe exhibiting symptoms of swap as a result of Hitler’s expanding calls for for energy. Thirty years outdated and unmarried, she savors the buzz of vacationing 9 nations through rail, from museums and nightclubs in Paris, to a dogsled journey within the Alps!

The journey is punctiliously deliberate, yet overall surprises maintain cropping up. She loses her resort reservations to German infantrymen - two times! Did her commute agent be aware of the uncertainty of creating a resort reservation at the eve of the yearly Nazi get together Rally? She used to be taken to Nazi Headquarters in Salzburg! How does one spend a black evening in Austria? She turns into entangled in conditions which are interesting, tricky, and romantic! (Listening to Hungarian track could be treacherous!)

As Helen joyfully hops from nation to state, a couple of good-looking guy longs for her to stick. sign up for her at the streets of Paris, amidst throngs of frantic those who are attempting to go away Europe. Be an eye-witness to a Paris the place taxis and drivers are commandeered to army carrier, as France prepares for warfare at the eve of the Munich convention. Why is the RMS Queen Mary distanced off shore, rather than ready on the dock?

Jump into an event you'll take note without end! Readers of this ebook come away feeling like they have been correct there together with her! take pleasure in over 20 images from her scrapbook!

Here is an excerpt from a evaluate from a reader, that used to be despatched to me through email:

Loved the book!! It offers the sort of pleasant and every now and then ominous glimpse via your Aunt's eyes of that point in background. Her expressions, the tune and cinema that she refers to, draw the reader correct into the 30's. The ancient time line, is so very useful and offers the most important context to Helen's trip reviews. I surprise at her stamina, which i am definite got here from her joyous expectancy of excellent. And the luggage---always discovering her, regardless of who or the way it leaves her sight yet constantly to teach up within the correct position on the correct time!! ( airways take note!!!) The photographs are good positioned and turn into a vital part of the adventure and positively upload to the reader's (my) leisure. Helen expressed the sort of feel of freedom and belief in strong, and this altitude of notion supplied her with an experience of the best variety. The Germany and Nazi stories have been interesting to examine, after which to really learn the letter written to her from the Austrian soldier, in addition to the opposite correspondence from the soldier, Hubert, additional much more depth.

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Vernon Can Read! A Memoir

From the civil rights revolution to the halls of strength, the lifestyles tale of a larger-than-life American chief. As a scholar in Atlanta, Vernon Jordan had a summer season task riding a white banker round city. through the man's afternoon naps, Jordan handed the time studying books, a indisputable fact that astounded his boss. "Vernon can read!" the fellow exclaimed to his family. approximately fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, long-time civil rights chief, adviser and shut pal to presidents and company leaders, and probably the most charismatic figures in the USA, has written an unforgettable ebook approximately his existence and instances. it's a tale that encompasses the sweeping struggles, adjustments, and risks of black lifestyles throughout the civil rights revolution. After attending a predominantly white collage within the midwest and graduating from Howard collage legislation tuition, Jordan turned fascinated about the civil rights circulate. He l ed the voter schooling undertaking to sign up black electorate within the South, and used to be president of the nationwide city League, one of many nice civil rights organisations of the period, the place he used to be instrumental in integrating American companies and offering fiscal and social help to the increasing black center type. He survived a white racist's assassination test and later turned a pillar of America's criminal, company, and political worlds. yet Jordan's existence used to be formed in his early years, and this ebook is usually a relocating testomony to the kin whose help and braveness supplied the framework for his achievements. Vernon Can learn! is a amazing memoir of a lifetime of braveness, delight, sacrifice, variety and accomplishment.

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A Memoir of Jane Austen: And Other Family Recollections (Oxford World's Classics)

By James Edward Austen-Leigh, Kathryn Sutherland

James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was once released in 1870, over fifty years after her dying. including the shorter memories of James Edward's sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir continues to be the best authority for her lifestyles and keeps to notify all next money owed. those are relatives stories, the list of Jane Austen's lifestyles formed and constrained through the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews getting better in previous age the outlines of the younger aunt they'd each one identified. They nonetheless remembered the form of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand money owed convey her vividly sooner than us. Their declared partiality additionally increases interesting matters relating biographical fact, and the phrases within which all biography functions.

This version brings jointly for the 1st time those 3 memoirs, and likewise contains Jane's brother Henry Austen's "Biographical observe" of 1818 and his much less recognized "Memoir" of 1833.

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My Dad's a Policeman (Quick Reads)

By Cathy Glass

The moment novel, and primary speedy learn identify, from Sunday occasions and manhattan occasions bestselling writer Cathy Glass.

My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and fascinating tale of a tender boy with an alcoholic mom. Lonely, bullied and determined for a lifetime of happiness and safety he tells everybody he meets his dad's a policeman.

Fast-paced and compelling, this brief tale from Cathy Glass follows the reports of a Ryan, a small and lonely 12-year-old boy who struggles to slot in. In an try to make associates, and discourage the varsity bullies from choosing on him, Ryan tells his friends that his dad is a policeman. whilst the police really occur on Ryan's doorstep, to take him clear of his alcoholic mom and placed him in care, his lifestyles crumbles.

It's now not lengthy prior to Ryan has run away, taking a protracted bus trip again around the urban, eager to come back to the inner-city existence he is aware. retaining a low profile, and sneaking in to his top friend's apartment overdue an evening for safeguard, he quickly discovers that he is now not the single one that seems to be stretching the reality concerning the happiness of his domestic life.

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Rod: The Autobiography

By Rod Stewart

The striking existence and occupation of song legend Rod Stewart, in his personal phrases for the 1st time.
With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate dwell performances Rod Stewart has paved some of the most iconic and winning tune careers of all time. He was once the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands The Jeff Beck team and The Faces, and as a solo artist, the writer of such liked songs as "Maggie May," "Tonight’s the Night," "Hot Legs," "Da Ya imagine I’m Sexy?," "Young Turks," "Forever Young," and "You put on It Well."  Now after greater than 5 a long time within the highlight, he's eventually able to take a candid and romping glance again at his existence either off and on the degree. From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years on journey along with his bandmates, now not forgetting his nice loves (including 3 marriages and 8 childrens) and a long time traveling the realm, Rod supplies a riveting experience via one in all rock's so much extraordinary lives.

From the Hardcover edition.

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On Dissidents and Madness: From The Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the “Soviet Union” of Vladimir Putin (On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics, Volume 17)

By Robert van Voren

The e-book includes the memoirs of Robert van Voren overlaying the interval 1977-2008 and offers special insights into the dissident circulate within the Soviet Union within the Eighties, either contained in the state and out of the country. due to his shut friendship with the various best dissidents and his dozens of journeys to the USSR as a courier, he had intimate wisdom of the fine details of the dissident circulation and took part in lots of of the campaigns to procure the discharge of Soviet political prisoners. within the overdue Eighties he turned inquisitive about construction a humane and moral perform of psychiatry in jap Europe and the (ex-) USSR, according to admire for the human rights of individuals with psychological sickness. The e-book describes the dissident circulate and lots of of the folks who shaped it, psychological overall healthiness reformers in japanese Europe and the reaction of the Western psychiatric neighborhood, the conflict with the realm Psychiatric organization over Soviet, and later, chinese language political abuse of psychiatry, his contacts with former KGB officials and issues of the KGB's successor association, the FSB. It additionally vividly describes the emotional results of serving as a courier for the dissident circulate, the phobia of arrest, the soreness of seeing buddies disappear for a few years into camps and prisons, occasionally by no means to come back.

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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

By Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Ben Greenman

"You need to take into account that [Questlove] is among the smartest motherf*****s on the earth. His musical wisdom, for all functional reasons, is limitless." --Robert Christgau

The global in response to Questlove

Mo' Meta Blues is a punch-drunk memoir within which Everyone's favourite Questlove tells his personal tale whereas tackling a number of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights, and the real originals of the tune global. He digs deep into the album cuts of his lifestyles and reveals a few pivotal moments in black artwork, hip hop, and pa culture.

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is many stuff: virtuoso drummer, manufacturer, arranger, Late evening with Jimmy Fallon bandleader, DJ, composer, and tireless Tweeter. he's considered one of our such a lot ubiquitous cultural tastemakers, and during this, his first ebook, he unearths his personal formative experiences--from transforming into up in Nineteen Seventies West Philly because the son of a Nineteen Fifties doo-wop singer, to discovering his personal manner throughout the track global and eventually co-founding and emerging up with the Roots, a.k.a., the final hip hop band on the earth. Mo' Meta Blues also has a few (many) random (or now not) musings concerning the nation of hip hop, the country of song feedback, the kingdom of statements, in addition to a plethora of run-ins with celebrities, idols, and fellow artists, from Stevie ask yourself to KISS to D'Angelo to Jay-Z to Dave Chappelle ever obvious Prince roller-skate?!?

But Mo' Meta Blues isn't only a memoir. it is a discussion concerning the nature of reminiscence and the assumption of a post-modern black guy saddled with a few post-modern blues. it is a e-book that questions what a publication like Mo' Meta Blues really is. it is the aspect wind of a special mind.

It's an extraordinary reward that offers in addition to takes.

It's a list that retains going round and round.

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