Category «Memoir»

The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After

By Melanie Gideon

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly sincere tackle marriage and motherhood via a girl who learned she was once sleepwalking via existence and made up our minds she had to cope with it.

The Slippery yr chronicles her fight to rediscover that means and delight in existence whereas navigating the comical ups and downs of cohabiting with a husband, a toddler, and a puppy: bed wars together with her noisily snoring mate, the mental minefield of the college carpool line, and sending her son to sleep-away camp for the 1st time. Gideon manages to be laugh-out-loud humorous whereas additionally reflecting fantastically and movingly on her quest to understand what she has.

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This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

By Ivan Doig

A haunting, magnificently written memoir through Ivan Doig approximately starting to be up within the American West


Ivan Doig grew up within the rugged barren region of western Montana one of the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his earlier with piercing readability is not just a uncooked feel of land and the way it shapes us but in addition of the binds to our parents, to people who love us, and our inextricable connection to those that formed our values in our look for intimacy, independence, love, and relatives. A powerfully instructed tale, This residence of Sky is instantaneously in particular American and common in its skill to rouse a eager for an explicable past.

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An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner

For the earlier 40 years, Cheryl Cohen Greene has labored as a surrogate accomplice, supporting consumers to confront, give some thought to, and finally settle for their sexuality. during this riveting memoir, Cohen Greene stocks a few of her such a lot relocating situations, and in addition finds her personal sexual coming-of-age. starting with a inflexible Catholic upbringing within the Fifties, the place she used to be taught to imagine intercourse and sexual wishes have been unnatural and unsuitable, Cohen Greene struggled to reconcile her sexual identity.

An Intimate Life bargains a candid investigate the private lifetime of a surrogate companion, reading the cultural and emotional ramifications of pursuing whatever most folks don't instantly understand.

The memoir opens with Cohen Greene's paintings with Berkeley-based poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, whose essay "On Seeing A intercourse Surrogate" used to be tailored right into a significant movie titled "The Sessions," which was once published national in October 2012.

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Veuf (Litterature & Documents) (French Edition)

By J L Fournier

Je suis veuf, Sylvie est morte le 12 novembre. C'est bien triste. Cette annee, on n'ira pas faire les soldes ensemble. Elle est partie discretement sur l. a. pointe des pieds, en faisant un entrechat et le bruit que fait le bonheur en partant. [ ] J ai ecu beaucoup de likelihood de los angeles rencontrer, elle m a porte a bout de bras, toujours avec le sourire. C etait los angeles rencontre entre une optimiste et un pessimiste, une altruiste et un egoiste. On etait complementaires, j avais les defauts, elle avait les qualites. [ ] Elle n aimait pas parler d elle, encore moins qu on en dise du bien. Je vais en profiter, maintenant qu elle est partie. J.-L. F

"Sylvie est partie l. a. most efficient. [ ] Dans ce livre qui lui rend hommage, Jean-Louis Fournier lui dit comme a son habitude, avec tendresse et retenue, et avec los angeles derision dont il sait faire preuve en toute circonstance des choses si belles qu elles devraient lui donner envie de revenir." Valerie Gans, Madame Figaro."

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Confessions of a Guidette

America’s favourite pint-sized get together woman and famous person of MTV’s Jersey Shore follows up her New York Times bestselling novel A Shore Thing with this lighthearted, full-color, advisor to being a guidette—a must-have for her legions of fans. 

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has a way of life such a lot guidettes dream approximately. yet can she aid it if she used to be born to like faux tans and juiceheads? during this must-have consultant to being a guidette, America’s favourite pint-sized princess stocks her secrets and techniques for ROCKING it, Jersey-style.

Your venture, when you decide to settle for it, is to arm your self with bronzer, a tease comb, and make-up brushes and subscribe to the Snooki kind Revolution. whilst guidettes march in, humans detect. It’s the angle. the confidence. The intercourse allure. The tan. the intense scarcity of hairspray within the surrounding quarter. you should test in existence, or you’ll be dull. From her most sensible twenty-five ideas for being a guidette, to her smushable make-up and pores and skin secrets and techniques, to her principles on Snookin’ for romance, Snooki’s sickest information and recommendation for friggin’ possessing it are all right here, besides hundreds and hundreds of complete colour images and the legit Snictionary for simple reference.

But that’s no longer all. There’s much more to the diminutive truth superstar than what you notice on television. Snooki stocks her obsessions (her mattress, Viva Glam Gaga shiny purple lipstick, sci-fi videos) and a few juicy behind-the-Shore secrets (which season used to be her favourite, what it was once wish to get up in a prison mobile in season , why the home smells like alcohol and dog’s butt). For every thing else, you’ll simply need to learn the e-book!

Being a guidette princess is set being your self, doing what you will want, and attempting to rejoice at any place you're. So strap yourselves in, bitches! and prepare for the trip.


It’s the Snooki Style Revolution, bitches!

“My greatest nightmare is waking up faded. Or with no eyelashes.”

“A guidette has to understand easy methods to have a good time wherever. Like, if you’re caught in a cardboard field, you should rock it.”

“LOVE my slippers. It’s like donning beds in your feet.”

“If you could odor hair gel from a mile away, it indications guido mating season.”

“I wish to put on such a lot of add-ons that individuals are confused.”

“Guidettes are born with angle. It doesn’t topic if you’re tall, thin, around, or a Smurf, or what your heritage is, we wear our bronzer and we fricken rock our princess prestige. Like, get out of our means, we don’t care what you think that. except you’re a mirror.”

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The Truth About Butterflies: A Memoir

By Nancy Stephan

They belong to one another, Nancy and Nicole-mother and daughter. They're halves of a complete, points of an identical breath-until the day Nicole exhales. . . and not inhales back. After the demise of her daughter, and fast wasting her personal conflict with grief, Nancy strikes from the home she will be able to not endure to dwell in. whereas packing, she reveals a field within the attic. inside of she uncovers treasures she didn't be aware of existed and facts that her and her daughter's lives were extra divinely entwined than she could've imagined. the reality approximately Butterflies is a genuine memoir on grief, wish, and transformation, and a unmarried enduring fact: lifestyles can't be confined by means of demise.

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Finding Dad: From "Love Child" to Daughter

By Kara Sundlun

"Think what her father could have ignored if Kara hadn't been tenacious sufficient to pursue, not only her personal identification, yet his as well."—Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's Morning Joe

Kara Hewes had by no means obvious her father, Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun, till one transformational second while she woke up in the course of the evening as a television information anchor introduced his candidacy. One examine his photograph and he or she knew she had to locate him.

Her letters and speak to calls went unanswered, so at seventeen, Kara employed a attorney and introduced her paternity go well with prior to a packed press convention. in the midst of the media frenzy, Governor Sundlun did the unforeseen and invited Kara to return stay with him so he may perhaps get to understand her better.

Kara knew that during order to maneuver ahead together with her father, she needed to make the alternative to forgive the prior. It was once her unconditional love that broke down the obstacles isolating father and daughter.

Kara Sundlun is an Emmy Award–winning tv journalist. She anchors the scoop for WFSB-TV, the CBS associate in Connecticut, and hosts shows—the well known daylight hours speak convey Better Connecticut and Kara's Cures, a advisor to future health and spirituality. Kara is additionally a contributor for the Huffington Post. She was once named "Best Reporter" by means of Hartford Magazine and "Top forty below forty" from Hartford enterprise Journal and Connecticut Magazine. She and her husband, fellow information anchor Dennis condo, dwell in Hartford, Connecticut, with their children.

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Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut

By James Marcus

In a booklet that Ian Frazier has known as “a attention-grabbing and infrequently hair-raising morality story from deep contained in the web boom,” James Marcus, employed by way of in 1996, whilst the corporate used to be so small his electronic mail deal with may be, appears to be like again a decade later on the ecstatic upward thrust, dramatic fall, and noteworthy comeback of the consummate image of past due Nineties America.

Observing “how it was once to be within the correct position (Seattle) on the correct time (the 90s)” (Chicago Reader), Marcus deals a ringside seat on every little thing from his first interview with Jeff Bezos to the company’s extraordinary, Nordic-style retreats, developing what Jonathan Raban calls “an totally beguiling book.” For this version, Marcus has further a brand new afterword with additional reflections on his Amazon experience.

In the culture of the main noteworthy and unique memoirs of modern years, Marcus deals us a modern day myth, “a clear-eyed, first-person account, rife with digressions at the better cultural that means all through” (Henry Alford, Newsday).

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My Secret Diary

By Jacqueline Wilson

A splendidly written and interesting teenage memoir: take heed to Jacqueline's issues of her kinfolk, her past love, her institution existence and her associates. take heed to extracts from her genuine diaries and the tales she wrote as undefined; study all in regards to the track and books she enjoyed, her afflicted tuition existence and her mom and dad' tricky relationship.

Written in Jacqueline's traditional and inimitable variety, this may be interesting listening for her enthusiasts, and for an individual who is attracted to what lifestyles within the united kingdom was once like within the fifties and sixties.

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