Category «Memoir»

Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries during the London Blitz

It truly is 1941. whereas the "war of chaos" rages within the skies above London, an never-ending struggle opposed to violence, homicide and the felony underworld keeps at the streets below.

One usual day, in a typical court docket, forensic pathologist Dr. Keith Simpson asks a prepared younger journalist to be his secretary. even though the "horrors of secretarial paintings" do not entice Molly Lefebure, she's intrigued to understand precisely what is going on at the back of a mortuary door.

Capable and curious, "Miss Molly" fast turns into indispensible to Dr. Simpson as he meticulously pursues the reality. Accompanying him from somber morgues to London's so much ugly crime scenes, Molly observes and assists as he uncovers the darkish secrets and techniques that each one homicide sufferers keep.

With a pointy humorousness and a rebellious spirit, Molly tells her personal amazing precise tale right here with heat and wit, portray a brilliant portrait of wartime London.

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The Year of Magical Thinking

By Joan Didion

From certainly one of America’s iconic writers, a gorgeous booklet of electrical honesty and fervour. Joan Didion explores an intensely own but common event: a portrait of a marriage--and a existence, in solid occasions and bad--that will communicate to someone who has ever enjoyed a husband or spouse or baby.

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The Tao of Wu

By The RZA

The RZA, founding father of the Wu-Tang extended family, imparts the teachings he is realized on his trip from the Staten Island initiatives to foreign superstardom. A religious pupil of data in each shape within which he is discovered it, he distills the following the knowledge he is got into seven "pillars," each one in response to a formative occasion in his life-from the instant he first heard the decision of hip-hop to the dying of his cousin and extended family- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. introduced in RZA's unmistakable variety, right away excellent, profound, and provocative, The Tao of Wu is a non secular memoir the realm hasn't ever obvious earlier than, and may by no means see again. A nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop new release from the writer of The Wu-Tang Manual, it is going to enlighten, entertain, and inspire.

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Liberation: Diaries: 1970-1983

By Christopher Isherwood

Candid and revealing, the ultimate quantity of Christopher Isherwood's diaries brings jointly his options on lifestyles, love, and dying. starting within the interval of his lifestyles while he wrote Kathleen and Frank, his first intensely own ebook, Liberation: Diaries 1970–1983 in detail and wittily files Isherwood's immersion within the Seventies artwork scene in la, ny, and London—a international peopled by means of the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney, in addition to his Broadway writing profession, which introduced him in contact with John Huston, service provider and Ivory, John Travolta, John Voight, Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Didion, and Armistead Maupin. With a preface by way of Edmund White, Liberation is a wealthy and interesting ultimate memoir via essentially the most celebrated writers of his generation.

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My Point...And I Do Have One

By Ellen Degeneres

During this no 1 ny occasions bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres stocks her hilarious tackle every thing from our such a lot baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so fearful of the boogeyman–to style traits, star, and her mystery recipe for Ellen’s genuine Frenchy French Toast. so much of all, this witty, enticing e-book bargains insights into the brain of 1 of America’s such a lot loved comics.…

Dear Reader,
I was once really excited whilst i used to be requested to jot down a ebook. i used to be even if, apprehensive. i used to be afraid I didn’t have whatever very important to claim. but if i started writing, i noticed that even if I don’t recognize much approximately anybody factor, i do know a bit a few complete bunch of items: baking a pie; dancing; curing the typical chilly; operating the Iditarod–it’s all within the ebook. and that i discovered I observe issues that perhaps a few humans don’t detect (or they don’t become aware of that they don’t notice). That’s all within the booklet, too.

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Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist

By Mike Farrell

“Mike Farrell made an uncompromising dedication to his fiercest passion—a love of world equity, collaboration, and civility. this can be a interesting account of that journey.”—Governor Mario Cuomo

With a brand new advent via Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell deals inspirational and infrequently funny reflections on his route to status and revolutionary activism in his memoir, which turned a Los Angeles Times bestseller and drew large nationwide media attention.

Best recognized for his 8 years on M*A*S*H and 5 seasons on Providence, Mike Farrell is additionally a author, director, and manufacturer. He has served on human rights and peace delegations to international locations world wide. As president of dying Penalty concentration, he speaks, writes, and coordinates eff orts to prevent executions.

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After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties

By Catherine Gildiner

A hilarious and relocating follow-up to The big apple Times bestselling Too as regards to the Falls.

Catherine Gildiner stocks the following bankruptcy in a narrative that has already captivated many readers. it is 1960, and twelve-year-old Cathy McClure has simply been thrown out of Catholic university for filling the holy water font with vodka. Hoping to offer her a clean begin, Cathy's mom and dad depart at the back of small-town Niagara Falls for suburban Buffalo. There, because the old fashioned international of Nineteen Fifties the USA recedes into heritage, Cathy dives headfirst into the tumultuous new decade. but if tragedy moves at domestic, Cathy-vandal, HoJo hostess, and civil rights demonstrator-must tackle her so much demanding position yet.

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Fillets of Plaice

By Gerald Durrell

Durrell's hilarious and hot My kinfolk and different Animals (1957) begun a trio of memories of his existence becoming up with a touch dotty kin the overbearing and omniscient Larry; the affectionate and loving siblings, Margot and Leslie; and, in fact, the overburdened and sufferer mom at the island of Corfu within the Thirties, whilst a pound may purchase a villa and lifestyles was once carried out as a sequence of riotously excessive (and occasionally low) adventures. yet what shines via those 5 vignettes is the author's engagement with and gigantic affection for animals in all their kinds. From fish to poultry, from lizards to little water fleas (daphnia), Durrell's eye is acute and his prose is tart. you could learn this booklet for the humor on my own (for he did understand his kinfolk as a few infrequent and rarefied species), yet among the traces you could determine the makings of a world-class naturalist and a cultivated and interesting author.

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Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

By Travis Barker, Gavin Edwards

Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the well known drummer’s artwork and his existence, together with the harrowing aircraft crash that just about killed him and his aggravating street to recovery—a attention-grabbing never-before-told-in-full tale of private reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.

After breaking out because the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, every thing replaced for Travis Barker. however the darkish facet of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV fact express, fell aside. consistent traveling hid a significant drug dependancy. A reckoning didn't actually come until eventually he used to be compelled to stand mortality: His existence approximately resulted in a scary airplane crash, after which his shut pal, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose.

In this blunt, riding memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, demise, loss, and redemption, sharing tales formed by means of many years’ worthy of well-merited insights. His pulsating memoir is as lively as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a detailed the 1st chapters of a well-lived lifestyles, inspiring readers to persist with the rhythms in their personal hearts and locate that means of their lives.

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Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

By Victoria Jackson

On the outside, Victoria Jackson is the yankee Dream personified: from a afflicted formative years and unfinished highschool schooling, she overcame immeasurable odds to create a cosmetics empire worth greater than part a thousand million money. Married to invoice Guthy—self-made significant of infomercial advertising and marketing substantial Guthy-Renker—Victoria’s such a lot valuable position is mom to 3 appealing, cherished young ones, Evan, Ali, and Jackson.
Suddenly, Victoria’s dream existence is damaged as she starts to conflict a mother’s maximum worry. In 2008, her daughter, Ali, begun experiencing strange signs of blurred imaginative and prescient and an pain in her eye. Ali’s attempt effects ended in the prognosis of Neuromyelitis Optica. NMO is is a bit understood, incurable, and sometimes deadly autoimmune ailment which can reason blindness, paralysis, and life-threatening seizures, and afflicts as few as 20,000 humans on the planet. on the age of 14, Ali used to be given a terrifying analysis of 4 to 6 years to live.
Saving one another: A mom Daughter Love Story starts simply as Victoria and invoice examine of Ali’s sickness, beginning them on a robust trip to avoid wasting Ali, their simply daughter, together with bringing jointly a staff of greater than fifty of the world’s major specialists in autoimmune and NMO-related illnesses to
create the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation.
Told in alternating viewpoints, Victoria and Ali narrate their very diversified trips of coming to phrases with the inability of keep watch over that neither mom nor daughter have over NMO, and their pioneering efforts and braveness to take their struggle to a world level.
Bringing their tale to mild with uncooked emotion, humor, heat, and clean candor, Saving one another is the intense trip of a mom and daughter who show how the facility of affection can go beyond our best fears, whereas even as struggling with to discover a treatment for the incurable.

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