Category «Memoir»

Malibu Nanny: Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny

By Pam Behan, Sara Christenson

Malibu Nanny: Adventures of the previous Kardashian Nanny takes you at the genuine escapades of a small-town woman who turns into enthralled with Hollywood. Pam Behan was once one of many unique Beverly Hills nannies. She meets many well-known celebrities, or even dates Sylvester Stallone on the peak of his Rocky and Rambo repute. After 3 years of taking care of Bruce’s sons, Brandon and Brody Jenner (The Hills), Pam turns into the nanny to the Kardashian children - Kourtney (then 12), Kim (then 10), Khloe (then 6), and Robert (then four) - at the very day Bruce and Kris are married. From lavish vacation trips in Mexico, to hilarious tales approximately their day-by-day lives, Pam does not carry again and provides readers perception into the pains and tribulations of a Hollywood nanny, and lifestyles contained in the Jenner and Kardashian houses earlier than they grew to become family names. learn how Pam's hope for experience finally takes her from the glamour of Malibu to tradition surprise in Tennessee, eventually best her again domestic to an easy lifestyles within the Midwest, and the best event of all – motherhood.

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It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

By Tony Koltz, Colin Powell

It labored for Me is stuffed with bright reviews and classes realized that experience formed the mythical public carrier occupation of the four-star common and previous Secretary of nation Colin Powell. At its middle are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—notes he accrued through the years and that now shape the root of his management displays given during the international. Powell's brief yet candy rules—among them, "Get mad, then recover from it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by means of revealing own tales that introduce and extend upon his rules for potent management: conviction, exertions, and, specially, appreciate for others. In paintings and in existence, Powell writes, "it's approximately how we contact and are touched through the folk we meet. It's all in regards to the people."

A ordinary storyteller, Powell deals hot and fascinating parables with clever suggestion on succeeding within the office and past. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing tasks to 2 junior kingdom division table officials. "Do your best—someone is watching," he advises these simply beginning out, recalling his personal teenage summer time task mopping flooring in a soda-bottling factory.

Powell combines the insights he has won serving within the most sensible ranks of the army and in 4 presidential administrations with the teachings he's discovered from his immigrant-family upbringing within the Bronx, his education within the ROTC, and his progress as a military officer. the result's a strong portrait of a pacesetter who's reflective, self-effacing, and thankful for the contributions of every person he works with.

Colin Powell's It labored for Me is sure to motivate, circulate, and shock readers. considerate and revealing, it's a terrific and unique blueprint for leadership.

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Blind Man's Bluff

By Aidan Higgins

Perversely, yet maybe correctly, Aidan Higgins—one of the few modern writers important of comparability with Beckett and Joyce, now celebrating his eighty fifth year-—has selected to attend till his sight has approximately left him to gather this selection of visible treats. A normal publication of anecdotes and cartoons—the latter by no means earlier than released, even though widely used to all of Higgins's correspondents from the margins of his letters and postcards—Blind Man's Bluff is a compendium of tart and comedian insights into sight itself, in addition to different diversified indignities: own, historic, and literary.

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A Stolen Childhood: A Dark Past, a Terrible Secret, a Girl Without a Future

By Casey Watson

Bestselling writer and instructor Casey Watson stocks the frightening precise tale of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old lady with a deeply stunning mystery she’s too younger to even understand.

When Casey first meets Kiera, a small moderate woman who’s simply lashed out at a fellow student in meeting, she instantly senses something’s improper. anything in Kiera’s eyes indicators Casey that this is often an “old head on younger shoulders”, and with Kiera’s consistent tiredness and self-soothing behavior of pulling her hair out, she follows her intuition and takes Kiera less than her wing.

At first the reply turns out uncomplicated sufficient; Kiera’s mom and dad aren’t jointly they usually don’t get on, which makes lifestyles challenging for Kiera as she’s so with regards to her dad. yet because the weeks roll on, Casey starts off to appreciate that there’s whatever a lot darker happening at the back of closed doorways. And while she ultimately learns the reality, she’s terrified she won’t be capable of keep Kiera from it.

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The Essential Groucho: Writings by, for, and about Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx could be the funniest guy who ever lived.  Here in a single quantity are the classics of Marxian mayhem: excerpts from the scripts of the immortal videos, passages from his books, his articles for magazines starting from The New Yorker to the Saturday night Post, the  choicest ad-libs and quips from his long-running online game convey, You guess Your Life, and chosen letters, together with his vintage correspondence with T. S. Eliot.  It's all here-the most interesting and funniest paintings by means of this century's so much influential comic, that guy of whom Woody Allen acknowledged, "He is just special within the comparable approach Picasso and Stravinsky are, and that i think his outrageous, unsentimental fail to remember for order should be both humorous one thousand years from now.  In addition to all this, he makes me laugh."

In the phrases of Groucho Marx:

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How he move in my pajamas i do not know.

Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.

Outside of a puppy, a ebook is man's most sensible friend.  Inside of a puppy, it really is too darkish to read.

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Giving Up the Ghost: A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted

By Eric Nuzum

At as soon as hilarious and exceptionally relocating, Giving Up the Ghost is a memoir of misplaced love and moment percentages, and a ghost tale like no other.
 
Eric Nuzum is petrified of the supernatural, and for sturdy cause: As a highschool oddball in Canton, Ohio, in the course of the early Eighties, he grew to become confident that he used to be being haunted by means of the ghost of a bit woman in a blue gown who lived in his mom and dad’ attic. it all started as a peculiar premonition in the course of his goals, whatever that his fast diminishing circle of neighbors chalked up which will get recognition. It ended with Eric in a psychological ward, having it appears destroyed his lifestyles earlier than it really all started. the one factor that stored him from the edge: his friendship with a lady named Laura, a classmate who used to be equivalent components dedicated good friend and enigmatic weigh down. With the type of unusual connection you could basically forge whilst you’re younger, Laura walked Eric again to “normal”—only to develop into a ghost herself in a sad twist of fate.
 
Years later, a completely functioning member of society with a superb activity and relatives, Eric nonetheless can’t stand to have any close doorways in his condo for worry of what’s at the different facet. with the intention to ultimately confront his phobia, he enlists a few neighbors on a trip to America’s such a lot haunted locations. yet deep down he understands it’s merely whilst he digs up the ghosts of his earlier, in particular Laura, that he’ll locate the peace he’s trying to find.

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Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York

By Adam Gopnik

Now not lengthy after Adam Gopnik again to long island on the finish of 2000 together with his spouse and young children, they witnessed one of many nice and tragic occasions of the city’s heritage. In his sketches and glimpses of individuals and locations, Gopnik builds a portrait of our altered manhattan: the adjustments in manners, the way in which young ones are raised, our plans for and money owed of ourselves, and the way existence strikes ahead after tragedy. wealthy with Gopnik’s signature appeal, wit, and joie de vivre, here's the main under-examined nook of the romance of latest York: our fight to show the glamorous city that seduces us into the house we won't think leaving.

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The Curse of Lono

By Hunter S Thompson, Ralph Steadman

A wild experience to darkish Americana: Hunter S. Thompson’s and Ralph Steadman’s so much eccentric book
 

The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: a journalist’s information occasion “coverage” that finally ends up an unclassifiable twist of fiction and reportage, fable and crazed surrealism. that includes the entire zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral art for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo turned identified and enjoyed, the ebook was once without delay their exemplary and so much eccentric output.

the unique version of The Curse of Lono, released 1983, had lengthy been out of print whilst TASCHEN introduced out a signed, restricted re-edition virtually a decade in the past. The booklet offered out ahead of it even hit the shops. Now on hand as a regular TASCHEN version, this clean, smaller layout, makes the gonzo masterpiece obtainable to everyone.

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

By Cheryl Strayed

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At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed suggestion she had misplaced every little thing. within the wake of her mother’s demise, her kin scattered and her personal marriage was once quickly destroyed. 4 years later, with not anything extra to lose, she made the main impulsive choice of her existence. with out event or education, pushed simply by way of blind will, she may hike greater than 1000 miles of the Pacific Crest path from the Mojave wasteland via California and Oregon to Washington State—and she may do it on my own. instructed with suspense and magnificence, gleaming with heat and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of 1 younger lady forging forward opposed to all odds on a trip that maddened, reinforced, and eventually healed her.

One of the easiest Books of the 12 months: NPR, The Boston GlobeEntertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch 

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My Heart Is a Drunken Compass: A Memoir

By Domingo Martinez

With his trademark tragic-comical voice and arresting storytelling, Domingo Martinez once more supplies a deeply own memoir packed with wry asides and poignant, considerate reflections in his new booklet My center Is a Drunken Compass. His first booklet shockingly ended together with his fiancé Stephanie plummeting off the part of an overpass in Seattle, after having a seizure whereas riding. He now chronicles this painful episode in his existence, with flashbacks to their tenuous romantic dating, and the way her coincidence and next coma eventually reasons him to resolve emotionally. This pivotal second, which started with an alarming name in the course of the evening, parallels one other gut-wrenching adventure from the previous while his youngest brother’s existence hangs within the balance.
            Martinez once more brilliantly examines the complex connections among kin, pals, and family. Feeling estranged from his kin in Texas through the years, remoted and on my own in Seattle, he turns to writing as a healing device. The underlying topics of habit and restoration and their strong impression on relatives dynamics additionally emerge in the narrative, as he struggles together with his internal demons. those stressful lifestyles occasions really deliver Martinez in the direction of the family members that he has in lots of methods spend years attempting to deny, strengthening their bonds and therapeutic outdated wounds. while Martinez falls aside thoroughly, he reveals his relatives, his redemption, and a brand new starting with the affection of his lifestyles, who encourages him to write down his means out of the soreness with a view to keep his personal life.

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