The Best of Us

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"The Best of Us has a total of 448 pages which are papers from writer 'Joyce Maynard'. The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one. This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss. 2017-09-05 time of publication of the book, [-Bloomsbury Publishing USA-]"

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages : 448 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : 49ksDgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1635570360
ISBN-13 : 9781635570366
Time : 2017-09-05
Author : Joyce Maynard
Size : 958 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

The Best Lawyer in a One-lawyer Town

Original Synopsis

"The Best Lawyer in a One-lawyer Town has a total of 293 pages which are papers from writer 'Dale Bumpers'. 2004 time of publication of the book, [-University of Arkansas Press-]"

Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Pages : 293 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : nn3lyOJ-3NQC
ISBN-10 : 9781557287731
ISBN-13 : 1557287732
Time : 2004
Author : Dale Bumpers
Size : 758 KB/s
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Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir

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"Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir has a total of 256 pages which are papers from writer 'Elizabeth Nunez'. Winner of the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize in Nonfiction One of Oprah.com's Best Memoirs of the Year One of The Skanner's Best Black Books of 2014 One of Oprah.com's "Memoirs Too Powerful to Put Down" "Nunez ponders the cultural, racial, familial, social, and personal experiences that led to what she ultimately understands was a deeply loving union between her parents. A beautifully written exploration of the complexities of marriage and family life." --Booklist (starred review) "Through her thoughtful and articulate writing, Nunez offers a valuable perspective on the racism that she experienced, even in America, and the damage the Catholic Church does to women who follow the 'no artificial birth control' rule. Recommended for memoir enthusiasts and readers interested in Caribbean literature." --Library Journal "An intriguing...courageous memoir." --Kirkus Reviews "A narrative that feels like a close friend talking about her past...An insightful, generous story." --Oprah.com "Nunez reflects on her mother's legacy as she works through her grief, and demonstrates mastery of her craft." --Huffington Post "A powerful memoir...this non-fiction narrative pulls the curtain back upon the Caribbean woman known as writer, mother, sister and wife...Definitely peruse how this writer’s narrative plays out." --Ebony "Self-effacing and honest, Nunez gives listeners a unique window onto a foreign world." --AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Review of audiobook edition narrated by Elizabeth Nunez "A celebration of understanding and empathy." --Chicago Center for Literature and Photography "When a writer like Elizabeth Nunez, who has spent her career unraveling the romances we tell ourselves about our native Caribbean, migrates from the novel to the memoir, readers are eager to discover what boundaries of both genre and familial privacy she will disrupt. Not for Everyday Use is a loving disruption. Through the prism of her parents' enviable marriage--more than half a century--Nunez intimately explores a changing colonial landscape and attitudes about race, reproduction, and the meaning of family." --Review: Literature of the Arts of the Americas no. 91 "Readers and writers of US ethnic literatures will find Nunez' voicing of immigrant sentiments familiar, eloquent, and distinctive." --La Bloga "I loved Not for Everyday Use by Elizabeth Nunez...a must read." --Carry On Friends "A sensitive memoir...The Caribbean is home for many excellent writers, and Elizabeth Nunez is one of the best." --Me, You, and Books Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Elizabeth Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the "sterner stuff" of her parents' ambitions for their children and her mother's seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use. But Nunez sympathizes with her parents, whose happiness is constrained by the oppressive strictures of colonialism, by the Catholic Church's prohibition of artificial birth control which her mother obeys, terrified by the threat of eternal damnation (her mother gets pregnant fourteen times: nine live births and five miscarriages which almost kill her), and by what Malcolm Gladwell refers to as the "privilege of skin color" in his mother’s Caribbean island homeland where "the brown-skinned classes...came to fetishize their lightness." Still, a fierce love holds this family together, and the passionate, though complex, love Nunez's parents have for each other will remind readers of the passion between the aging lovers in Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Written in exquisite prose by a writer the New York Times Book Review calls "a master at pacing and plotting," Not for Everyday Use is a page-turner that readers will find impossible to put down. 2014-03-10 time of publication of the book, [-Akashic Books-]"

Publisher : Akashic Books
Pages : 256 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : UQicAgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1617752789
ISBN-13 : 9781617752780
Time : 2014-03-10
Author : Elizabeth Nunez
Size : 261 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

The Distance Between Us

Original Synopsis

"The Distance Between Us has a total of 325 pages which are papers from writer 'Reyna Grande'. Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors. 2013-03-12 time of publication of the book, [-Simon and Schuster-]"

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Pages : 325 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : 1ktWxKph8aAC
ISBN-10 : 1451661789
ISBN-13 : 9781451661781
Time : 2013-03-12
Author : Reyna Grande
Size : 522 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Real American

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"Real American has a total of 192 pages which are papers from writer 'Julie Lythcott-Haims'. “Courageous, achingly honest." —Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness “A compelling, incisive and thoughtful examination of race, origin and what it means to be called an American. Engaging, heartfelt and beautifully written, Lythcott-Haims explores the American spectrum of identity with refreshing courage and compassion.” —Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America. Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other." The author of the New York Times bestselling anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims has written a different sort of book this time out, but one that will nevertheless resonate with the legions of students, educators and parents to whom she is now well known, by whom she is beloved, and to whom she has always provided wise and necessary counsel about how to embrace and nurture their best selves. Real American is an affecting memoir, an unforgettable cri de coeur, and a clarion call to all of us to live more wisely, generously and fully. 2017-10-03 time of publication of the book, [-Henry Holt and Company-]"

Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Pages : 192 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : r5oADgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1250137756
ISBN-13 : 9781250137753
Time : 2017-10-03
Author : Julie Lythcott-Haims
Size : 574 KB/s
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Tell Us About . . . A Memoir

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"Tell Us About . . . A Memoir has a total of 132 pages which are papers from writer 'Morris Beja'. Everybody is from someplace. Morris Beja—who has lived his adult life in Ohio, aside from extended stays abroad—is from the Bronx. In this book he gives a vivid account of what it was like to grow up there, in the thirties, forties, and fifties. He presents a memoir of his life and family and world, but he also conveys the importance of ephemera, of the fleeting: of the moments, impressions, places, objects, commodities, products, snatches of song, advertisements, phrases, people in our lives that one doesn’t realize at the time are memorable, but which turn out to be indelible. It may not be a question of their being worth remembering, in the sense of being “momentous” or “revealing” or “beautiful” or “moving”—or any of those things in any explicable way. But they are there—for always. Or they come back to you, after being lost for years and even decades. Perhaps no one who is not of your own generation could appreciate their importance; maybe no one could. The significance may be only for you, of all humanity. That makes them all the more fascinating. 2011-05-17 time of publication of the book, [-AuthorHouse-]"

Publisher : AuthorHouse
Pages : 132 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : yTH8kfgwD8YC
ISBN-10 : 9781456748517
ISBN-13 : 1456748513
Time : 2011-05-17
Author : Morris Beja
Size : 677 KB/s
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On My Own

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"On My Own has a total of 446 pages which are papers from writer 'Mary V. Demassa'. I have decided to tell the story of my life. I intend to include information about my parents and my brother, and as I recall various events, I will include stories about other relatives and friends as well. We were an especially close family and our lives always revolved around one another. I believe this closeness was fostered by the love my parents had for each other, and they passed this love to each of us. In addition, Tommy and I were highly respected and encouraged by Mom and Dad all through their lives. They loved to take credit for all we achieved, as well they should have. We always did the best we could. But they gave us the chance and the backing we needed. Especially because Tommy and I were deeply loved by our parents, we gained confidence and assurance. We knew where we stood from the beginning. And we could always count on Mom and Dad for anything we needed. In addition, my parents deeply loved their families. They passed on this love to us through their close relationships with their brothers, sisters, cousins, and relatives in Italy and Romania, as well as their many friends. Family came first all through our lives. There may have been disagreements, but they were only occasional and the closeness returned. We were always thrilled to receive letters from the relatives overseas and the letters were read word for word to each other. I always felt part of the larger family, even though I did not understand the language. My mother interpreted for us, so we knew what was said and what the news was. Since my brother Tommy died so suddenly on November 14, 2003, I have felt a loss so deep I sometimes feel I can barely continue. The hurt never goes away. I want to share the reasons for my closeness to Tommy so our family and friends can better understand. For me, Tommy represented everything in life: my upbringing, my parents, and nearly all the things I experienced up to the present time. He was the one single family member to talk to who understood all of me. I never thought of life without Tommy. It has been a terrible blow, and of course I realize this is true for our family and friends, also. Further, since I have begun to think out what I want to write, I have expanded my goal to include additional stories and descriptions of our family, which will explain and bridge the generations of individuals who made up our lives. Perhaps other cousins and their children, and other friends, too, will be interested in my story. I hope to include pictures, letters, and other materials, which will be a history of our family to leave as my legacy to nieces and nephew and their children and to others. Even now, it is possible that only three great-grandchildren will remember my mother, their great-Grandma, GG. She loved them dearly, and I hope to leave them some wonderful memories and important information they can pass on to their children. I think they need to know where they came from down through our European roots and what our family was like. Otherwise, I am afraid all would be lost. Who will be left to tell our story? There are very few relatives left even now who remember. So, I have decided to try to tell this larger story in addition to describing my life. There are other persons who know some of my life's history, also, and as time permits, I will talk to them to add or correct information namely, Auntie Nina, Mom's sister, or her children; Jennie Ray, my first cousin and friend; and Octavia Lina Hirschmann, Mom's first cousin. Or Octavia's children, Carol Borthwaite (Colorado) or Fred Hirschmann (Alaska). In addition, my sister-in-law, Joann, will be of help as needed to give information about Tommy. Joann will have her story to tell also. As time passes, there are fewer and fewer people to ask about our history, and I hope to be as accurate as possible. Most everyone I have talked to about this project has been supportive. Several have even said that they too would like to leave some history for their families. 2010-01-01 time of publication of the book, [-Xlibris Corporation-]"

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Pages : 446 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : tXZGFBeQ6kkC
ISBN-10 : 1450030599
ISBN-13 : 9781450030595
Time : 2010-01-01
Author : Mary V. Demassa
Size : 564 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Original Synopsis

"Memoir of the life of Josiah Quincy, jun., of Massachusetts has a total of 498 pages which are papers from writer 'Josiah Quincy'. 1825 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 498 Paper
Genre : Massachusetts
No.ID : qtgEAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433082358528
Time : 1825
Author : Josiah Quincy
Size : 582 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Black Cuban, Black American: A Memoir

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"Black Cuban, Black American: A Memoir has a total of 134 pages which are papers from writer 'Evelio Grillo'. Arte Público Presss landmark series "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage" has traditionally been devoted to long-lost and historic works by Hispanics of decades and even centuries past. The publications of Black Cuban, Black American mark the first original work by a living author to become part of this notable series. The reason for this unprecedented honor can be seen in Evilio Grillos path-breaking life. Ybor City was once a thriving factory town populated by cigar-makers, mostly emigrants from Cuba. Growing up in Ybor City (now part of Tampa) in the early twentieth century, the young Evilio experienced the complexities and sometimes the difficulties of life in a horse-and-buggy society demarcated by both racial and linguistic lines. Life was different depending on whether you were Spanish- or English-speaking, a white or black Cuban, a Cuban American or a native-born U.S. citizen, well off or poor. (Even U.S.-born blacks did not always get along with their Hispanic counterparts.) Grillo captures the joys and sorrows of this unique world that slowly faded away as he grew to adulthood and was absorbed into the African-American community during the Depression. He then tells of his eye-opening experiences as a soldier in an all-black unit serving in the China-Burma-India theatre of operations during World War II. Booklovers may have read of Ybor City in the novels of Jose Yglesias, but never before has the colorful locale been portrayed from this perspective. The book also contains a fascinating eight-page photo insert. 2000-01-01 time of publication of the book, [-Arte Publico Press-]"

Publisher : Arte Publico Press
Pages : 134 Paper
Genre : Cuban Americans
No.ID : veSFggvRZNQC
ISBN-10 : 9781611920376
ISBN-13 : 161192037X
Time : 2000-01-01
Author : Evelio Grillo
Size : 856 KB/s
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The Best Worst Thing

Original Synopsis

"The Best Worst Thing has a total of 304 pages which are papers from writer 'Kristen K. Brown'. ONE DAY. THAT’S ALL IT TAKES TO CHANGE A LIFE... A YOUNG COUPLE. A NEW BABY. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. As a wife, new mom and successful career woman, Kristen Brown thinks her life is set. Until one morning, her husband doesn’t wake up. In this bittersweet memoir, we experience Brown’s new life as a young widow mom grappling with the shock, pain and regret following her husband’s unexpected death while managing a stressful work situation amidst the downfall of the economy. But not wanting to be a “sad mom,” she instead harnesses her emotions into a positive force in her life. Through a process of life-changing experiences like surfing, getting “inked” and starting her own company that takes her to Hollywood, she discovers her life’s purpose to be the role model for her daughter she longs to be–and becomes a role model for others in the process. Kristen Brown captivates us with her story of transformation that is filled with the universal elements of loss, love, hope, humor and our ongoing search for answers that changes our perspective on the meaning of life and how we should live it. Kristen Brown bares her soul and shows us that loss can color our experiences and empower us to do more, be more and hope for more than we ever thought possible. “...you will fall deeply for The Best Worst Thing. Kristen Brown opens her tattered heart for all to see, then shares her rocky road back from the edge, as she finds the woman she was meant to be.” — Julie Bauke, author of Stop Peeing On Your Shoes "...a powerful journey of love, loss, rebirth, and self-discovery. Kristen has a gift of keen insight, provocative imagery, and raw authenticity...” — Theresa Rose, award-winning author of Opening the Kimono: A Woman's Intimate Journey Through Life's Biggest Challenges "You will be captivated from the very first word and may not be able put this book down...she tells her incredible story that will move you emotionally in many ways.” — Peggy McColl, New York Times Best-Selling Author Kristen Brown is a widow mom, writer, speaker and founder of Happy Hour Effect®. Nominated for multiple business awards, she showcases her company at Hollywood events, has been featured extensively in the media and has adapted her company message into a training series. She lives in Minneapolis with her daughter and big black Lab. 2011-04-27 time of publication of the book, [-BalboaPress-]"

Publisher : BalboaPress
Pages : 304 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : 0nZdtWtOrsAC
ISBN-10 : 9781452533117
ISBN-13 : 1452533113
Time : 2011-04-27
Author : Kristen K. Brown
Size : 747 KB/s
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Thinking about Memoir

Original Synopsis

"Thinking about Memoir has a total of 118 pages which are papers from writer 'Abigail Thomas'. Language, literature and biography. 2008 time of publication of the book, [-Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.-]"

Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Pages : 118 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : CeTEOCIT3SoC
ISBN-10 : 1402752350
ISBN-13 : 9781402752353
Time : 2008
Author : Abigail Thomas
Size : 667 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Memoir Raising Us: How to Be a Single Parent

Original Synopsis

"Memoir Raising Us: How to Be a Single Parent has a total of 61 pages which are papers from writer 'V. Peterson'. A single parent shares her experiences and through stunning photography and a series of quotations, shares motivational and inspirational quotations. 2009-11-08 time of publication of the book, [-Lulu.com-]"

Publisher : Lulu.com
Pages : 61 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : 3RUqAgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0557105862
ISBN-13 : 9780557105861
Time : 2009-11-08
Author : V. Peterson
Size : 276 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"First Memoir, on some Properties of the Perfect Positive Quadratic Forms has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. time of publication of the book, [-Lulu.com-]"

Publisher : Lulu.com
Pages : Paper
Genre :
No.ID : X1MeQYm6rGcC
ISBN-10 : 9748824896
ISBN-13 : 9789748824895
Time :
Author :
Size : 765 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Lying

Original Synopsis

"Lying has a total of 240 pages which are papers from writer 'Lauren Slater'. "The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking," said Newsday about Welcome to My Country, and now, in this powerful and provocative new book, Slater brilliantly explores a mind, a body, and a life under siege. Diag-nosed as a child with a strange illness, brought up in a family given to fantasy and ambition, Lauren Slater developed seizures, auras, neurological disturbances--and an ability to lie. In Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Slater blends a coming-of-age story with an electrifying exploration of the nature of truth, and of whether it is ever possible to tell--or to know--the facts about a self, a human being, a life. Lying chronicles the doctors, the tests, the seizures, the family embarrassments, even as it explores a sensitive child's illness as both metaphor and a means of attention-getting--a human being's susceptibility to malady, and to storytelling as an act of healing and as part of the quest for love. This mesmerizing memoir openly questions the reliability of memoir itself, the trickiness of the mind in perceiving reality, the slippery nature of illness and diagnosis--the shifting perceptions and images of who we are and what, for God's sake, is the matter with us. In Lying, Lauren Slater forces us to redraw the boundary between what we know as fact and what we believe we create as fiction. Here a young woman discovers not only what plagues her but also what heals her--the birth of sensuality, her creativity as an artist--in a book that reaffirms how a fine writer can reveal what is common to us all in the course of telling her own unique story. About Welcome to My Country, the San Francisco Chronicle said, "Every page brims with beautifully rendered images of thoughts, feelings, emotional states." The same can be said about Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir. 2012-11-14 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 240 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : RBzu61LSEU0C
ISBN-10 : 0307830160
ISBN-13 : 9780307830166
Time : 2012-11-14
Author : Lauren Slater
Size : 875 KB/s
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Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt

Original Synopsis

"Memoir of Madame Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt has a total of 520 pages which are papers from writer 'Henry Scott Holland, William Smith Rockstro'. Jenny Lind (1820-87) was one of Europe's most famous opera singers. Known as the 'Swedish Nightingale', she first rose to prominence in an 1838 performance of Weber's Freischütz. Despite her immense success over the next ten years, she retired from the stage at the age of twenty-nine. Seeking financial security to pursue her charitable interests, in 1850 she accepted the invitation of impresario P. T. Barnum to undertake a tour of the United States; this was another succession of triumphs. Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918), the theologian and social reformer, and music writer William Smith Rockstro (1823-95) used Lind's own documents, letters and diaries as the basis of this two-volume memoir, published in 1891, which focuses on the first thirty-one years of her life. Volume 2 discusses some of Lind's most memorable performances in Europe and the reasons for her first retirement; it ends with her departure for America. 2011-10-20 time of publication of the book, [-Cambridge University Press-]"

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages : 520 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : HOvmZ0YaNmoC
ISBN-10 : 1108038697
ISBN-13 : 9781108038690
Time : 2011-10-20
Author : Henry Scott Holland, William Smith Rockstro
Size : 459 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Books

Original Synopsis

"Books has a total of 259 pages which are papers from writer 'Larry McMurtry'. In an intimate and intriguing memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove recounts his lifelong love affair with books, from his largely "bookless" boyhood and discovery of literature as a young man, to the evolution of his writing career and his passion as a book collector who opens bookstores of rare and collectible volumes. 75,000 first printing. 2008 time of publication of the book, [-Simon and Schuster-]"

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Pages : 259 Paper
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
No.ID : KYr37b6oWdYC
ISBN-10 : 1416583343
ISBN-13 : 9781416583349
Time : 2008
Author : Larry McMurtry
Size : 341 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

An American Family

Original Synopsis

"An American Family has a total of 288 pages which are papers from writer 'Khizr Khan'. This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream. NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST MEMOIRS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST “Moving . . . a story about family and faith, told with a poet’s sensibility . . . Khizr Khan’s book can teach all of us what real American patriotism looks like.” —The New York Times Book Review In fewer than three hundred words, Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America—the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility—tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most. Praise for An American Family “An American Family is a small but lovely immigrant’s journey, full of carefully observed details from the order in which Ghazala served tea at a university event, to the schedule of the police patrols in the Boston Public Garden where Khan briefly slept while he was in between apartments, to the description of Humayun’s headstone as a ‘slab of white marble with soft streaks the color of wood smoke.’”—Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post 2017-10-24 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 288 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : lqQnDgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0399592504
ISBN-13 : 9780399592508
Time : 2017-10-24
Author : Khizr Khan
Size : 353 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Memoir Book

Original Synopsis

"The Memoir Book has a total of 204 pages which are papers from writer 'Patti Miller'. A clear, engaging and practical 'how-to' guide to writing a memoir, by Australia's foremost teacher and practitioner of memoir and life writing, Patti Miller. 2008-03 time of publication of the book, [-Allen & Unwin-]"

Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Pages : 204 Paper
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
No.ID : NfRg9ndY_eQC
ISBN-10 : 9781741149067
ISBN-13 : 1741149061
Time : 2008-03
Author : Patti Miller
Size : 795 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Sites

Original Synopsis

"Sites has a total of 179 pages which are papers from writer 'Wallace Fowlie'. "Wallace Fowlie here gives us his third book of memoirs--the best yet. "Sites" in thematically focused on places that have marked Fowlie's life and affected his way of looking at the world. This brilliantly written book exhibits great clarity and elegant simplicity, virtues that only an experienced--and good--writer can achieve. Although "Sites" has a strong unfolding narrative pattern that encourages you to read it from beginning to end, it can be browsed in to good purpose, for you can read any chapter out of sequence and still relish it. "Sites" significantly contributes to the theory and practice of autobiography."--George Core 1987 time of publication of the book, [-Duke University Press-]"

Publisher : Duke University Press
Pages : 179 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : wKdzF56tcZgC
ISBN-10 : 9780822307006
ISBN-13 : 0822307006
Time : 1987
Author : Wallace Fowlie
Size : 248 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Original Synopsis

"Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? has a total of 240 pages which are papers from writer 'Roz Chast'. #1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet†?-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller. 2014-05-06 time of publication of the book, [-Bloomsbury Publishing USA-]"

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages : 240 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : tcosAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1620406381
ISBN-13 : 9781620406380
Time : 2014-05-06
Author : Roz Chast
Size : 856 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Political Memoir

Original Synopsis

"Political Memoir has a total of 351 pages which are papers from writer 'George W. Egerton'. The genre of political memoir has a long history, from its origins in classical times through its popularity in the age of courts and cabinets to its ubiquity in modern mass cultures where retired politicians increasingly attract large and eager readerships for their revelations. Yet there is virtually no scholarly criticism which treats this complex form of literature as a distinct genre, fusing autobiographical, historical and political elements. The essays in this book draw together the collaborative findings of a team of British, European, American and Canadian scholars to present a pioneering historical and critical study of the genre of political memoir, analysing the development of its distinct functions and assessing leading memoirists in European, American, Canadian, Indian and Japanese societies. The editor, George Egerton, introduces the volume and surveys the principal features of the genre over its long history. Otto Pflanze analyses the memoirs of Bismarck; Robert Young, Milton Israel, Joshua Mostow and Robert Bothwell study the memoir literature of France, India, Japan and Canada respectively. Barry Gough and Tim Travers look at naval and military memoirists, while Zara Steiner, B.J.C. McKercher and Valerie Cromwell assess the memoirs of diplomats and their families. Leonidas Hill examines the memoirs of leading Nazis. John Munro, Francis Heller and Robert Ferrell convey inside information on the making of memoirs - notably by the Canadian Prime Ministers Diefenbaker and Pearson and the American President Truman. Stephen Ambrose assays Nixon as memoirist, while Janos Bak portrays the status of memoirists under totalitarian regimes. Wesley Wark and John Naylor analyse theproliferation of intelligence memoirs and government efforts to protect official secrets from the revelations of the candid memoirist. The principal findings reached by the contributors in their study of this problematic but influential genre are set out by the editor in the concluding chapter. 1994 time of publication of the book, [-Psychology Press-]"

Publisher : Psychology Press
Pages : 351 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : ys4x1wgIpcoC
ISBN-10 : 9780714634715
ISBN-13 : 0714634719
Time : 1994
Author : George W. Egerton
Size : 416 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB