I'm Glad My Mom Died

I'm Glad My Mom Died

I'm Glad My Mom Died
Rating 4 / 5 based on 7 votes

I'm Glad My Mom Died is Biography & Autobiography books by Jennette McCurdy, publish by Simon and Schuster 2022-08-09. You may find Jennette McCurdy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the I'm Glad My Mom Died details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (7 readers) Jennette McCurdy Simon and Schuster 1982185848 2022-08-09

Book Summary

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life. Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called “calorie restriction,” eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, “Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You think Dakota Fanning doesn’t tint hers?” She was even showered by Mom until age sixteen while sharing her diaries, email, and all her income. In I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette recounts all this in unflinching detail—just as she chronicles what happens when the dream finally comes true. Cast in a new Nickelodeon series called iCarly, she is thrust into fame. Though Mom is ecstatic, emailing fan club moderators and getting on a first-name basis with the paparazzi (“Hi Gale!”), Jennette is riddled with anxiety, shame, and self-loathing, which manifest into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships. These issues only get worse when, soon after taking the lead in the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande, her mother dies of cancer. Finally, after discovering therapy and quitting acting, Jennette embarks on recovery and decides for the first time in her life what she really wants. Told with refreshing candor and dark humor, I’m Glad My Mom Died is an inspiring story of resilience, independence, and the joy of shampooing your own hair.

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Summary of Jennette Mccurdy's I'm Glad My Mom Died

Summary of Jennette Mccurdy's I'm Glad My Mom Died

Summary of Jennette Mccurdy's I'm Glad My Mom Died
Rating 3 / 5 based on 426 votes

Summary of Jennette Mccurdy's I'm Glad My Mom Died is Family & Relationships books by Everest Media, publish by Everest Media LLC 2022-08-29T22:59:00Z. You may find Everest Media info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Summary of Jennette Mccurdy's I'm Glad My Mom Died details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (426 readers) Everest Media Everest Media LLC 9798350017038 2022-08-29T22:59:00Z

Book Summary

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I unwrap the present in front of me, which is wrapped in Christmas paper even though it’s the end of June. I peel off the paper, because I know Mom likes to save a wrapping paper scrap from every present. #2 I was disappointed when I opened my sixth birthday present, which was a two-piece outfit featuring Angelica, my least favorite character, surrounded by daisies. I loved it anyway. #3 I lock eyes with my mother so she will know I care about her, that she’s my priority. I respect that about her. She gives me one of her big nose-wrinkling smiles that makes me feel like everything’s going to be okay. #4 I can’t believe how upbeat I was when my surroundings were so obviously heavy. I was two. I feel tremendous guilt every time we rewatch the home video. How could I not have known better. What a stupid idiot.

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died is Self-Help books by Ty Alexander, publish by Mango Media Inc. 2017-08-27. You may find Ty Alexander info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Ty Alexander Mango Media Inc. 1633533875 2017-08-27

Book Summary

Coping With Loss The grieving process: Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. She has a tremendous personal connection with her readers. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss is universal. Yet, we all grieve differently. For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, Alexander connects with her readers on a deeply emotional level in her debut book, Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. Coping with loss: In her early 20’s reality smacked Ty in the face. She was ill equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom’s illness. Through her own trial and error, she found a way to be a caregiver, patient advocate, researcher, and a grieving daughter. She wrote Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day to help others find the “best” way to cope and move on, however one personally decides what that means. Mourning and remembrance: In the chapters of this soul-touching book, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that will always remain. Each chapter is a study and lesson in coping with loss: • Chapter 1: We’ve been duped, everyone dies! • Chapter 2: The truth about my moderately dysfunctional family • Chapter 3: The Art Of Losing • Chapter 4: The how of grieving • Chapter 5: How to be obsessively grateful • Chapter 6: Dear Mama

This Will Only Hurt a Little

This Will Only Hurt a Little

This Will Only Hurt a Little
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 4 votes

This Will Only Hurt a Little is Biography & Autobiography books by Busy Philipps, publish by Simon and Schuster 2018-10-16. You may find Busy Philipps info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the This Will Only Hurt a Little details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (4 readers) Busy Philipps Simon and Schuster 1501184733 2018-10-16

Book Summary

A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir and New York Times bestseller by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram stories...Imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” (The New Yorker). There’s no stopping Busy Philipps. From the time she was two and “aced out in her nudes” to explore the neighborhood (as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak), Busy has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun. These qualities led her to leave Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of nineteen to pursue her passion for acting in Hollywood. But much like her painful and painfully funny teenage years, chasing her dreams wasn’t always easy and sometimes hurt more than a little. In a memoir “that often reads like a Real World confessional or an open diary” (Kirkus Reviews), Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood. But Busy also brings to the page her sly sense of humor and the unshakeable sense that disappointment shouldn’t stand in her way—even when she’s knocked down both figuratively and literally (from a knee injury at her seventh-grade dance to a violent encounter on the set of Freaks and Geeks). The rough patches in her life are tempered by times of hilarity and joy: leveraging a flawless impression of Cher from Clueless into her first paid acting gig, helping reinvent a genre with cult classic Freaks and Geeks, becoming fast friends with Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men–themed hallucination, and of course, how her Instagram stories became “the most addictive thing on the internet right now” (Cosmopolitan). Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood—“if you think you know Busy from her Instagram stories, you don’t know the half of it” (Jenni Konner). Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From “candid tales of celebrity life, mom life, and general Busy-ness” (W Magazine), This Will Only Hurt a Little “is everything we’ve been dying to hear about” (Bustle).

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart
Rating 4 / 5 based on 26 votes

Crying in H Mart is Biography & Autobiography books by Michelle Zauner, publish by Knopf 2021-04-20. You may find Michelle Zauner info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Crying in H Mart details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (26 readers) Michelle Zauner Knopf 0525657754 2021-04-20

Book Summary

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, one of TIME's Most Influential People of 2022, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
Rating 4 / 5 based on 46 votes

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies is Young Adult Fiction books by Sonya Sones, publish by Simon and Schuster 2008-06-23. You may find Sonya Sones info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (46 readers) Sonya Sones Simon and Schuster 9781439107577 2008-06-23

Book Summary

My name is Ruby. This book is about me. It tells the deeply hideous story of what happens when my mother dies and I'm dragged three thousand miles away from my gorgeous boyfriend, Ray, to live in L.A. with my father, who I've never even met because he's such a scumbag that he divorced my mom before I was born. The only way I've ever even seen him is in the movies, since he's this megafamous actor who's been way too busy trying to win Oscars to even visit me once in fifteen years. Everyone loves my father. Everyone but me.

Scoundrel

Scoundrel

Scoundrel
Rating 4 / 5 based on 2 votes

Scoundrel is True Crime books by Sarah Weinman, publish by Knopf Canada 2022-02-22. You may find Sarah Weinman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Scoundrel details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (2 readers) Sarah Weinman Knopf Canada 0735272786 2022-02-22

Book Summary

A CBC Books Work of Canadian Nonfiction to Watch For in Spring 2022 An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Biographies and Memoirs A Los Angeles Times Book to Add to Your Reading List in February A Seattle Times Most Anticipated Book of 2022 A Vanity Fair New Book to Read this Month A Publishers Weekly’s Top Spring 2022 History Title A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2022 A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2022 A Town & Country Must-Read Book of Winter 2022 A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of February 2022 A The Lineup True Crime Book to Be Excited About in 2022 A Bookpage Most Anticipated Nonfiction A Bookriot 22 Great Books to Read in 2022 A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2022 A true-crime masterpiece, this is a story of wrongful exoneration about killer Edgar Smith and the prominent crusaders who fell prey to his charm. Having spent almost half his lifetime in California's state penitentiary system, convicted killer Edgar Smith died in obscurity in 2017 at the age of eighty-three—a miracle, really, as he was meant to be executed nearly six decades earlier. Tried and convicted in the state of New Jersey for the 1957 murder of fifteen-year-old Victoria Zielinski, Smith was once the most famous convict in America. Scoundrel tells the true, almost-too-bizarre story of a man saved from Death Row by way of an unlikely friendship—developed in nearly 2000 pages of prison correspondence—with National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr., one of the most famous figures in the neo-conservative movement. Buckley wrote articles, fundraised and hired lawyers to fight for a new trial, eventually enlisting the help of Sophie Wilkins, a book editor with whom Smith would have a torrid epistolary affair. As a result of these friends' advocacy, Smith not only gained his freedom, he vaulted to the highest intellectual echelons as a bestselling author, an expert on prison reform, and a minor celebrity—only to fall, spectacularly, back to earth, when his murderous impulses once more prevailed. Weinman's Scoundrel is a gripping investigation into a case where crime and culture intersect, where recent memory begins to slide into history and where the darkest of violent impulses meet literary ambition, human ego and hunger for fame.

Motherhood

Motherhood

Motherhood
Rating 2 / 5 based on 3 votes

Motherhood is Fiction books by Sheila Heti, publish by Knopf Canada 2018-05-01. You may find Sheila Heti info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Motherhood details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
2 (3 readers) Sheila Heti Knopf Canada 0345810562 2018-05-01

Book Summary

A daring, funny, and poignant novel about the desire and duty to procreate, by one of our most brilliant and original writers. Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood--whether or not to have children--with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim, and which led her previous work, How Should a Person Be?, to be called "one of the most talked-about books of the year" (TIME magazine). Having reached an age when most of her peers are asking themselves when they will become mothers, Heti's narrator considers, with the same urgency, whether she will do so at all. Over the course of several years, under the influence of her partner, body, family, friends, mysticism and chance, she struggles to make a moral and meaningful choice. In a compellingly direct mode that straddles the forms of the novel and the essay, Motherhood raises radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how--and for whom--to live.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Rating 4 / 5 based on 24 votes

Infinite Jest is Fiction books by David Foster Wallace, publish by Back Bay Books 2009-04-13. You may find David Foster Wallace info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Infinite Jest details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (24 readers) David Foster Wallace Back Bay Books 0316073857 2009-04-13

Book Summary

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year

We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year

We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 2 votes

We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year is Biography & Autobiography books by Charles Wheelan, publish by W. W. Norton & Company 2021-01-26. You may find Charles Wheelan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (2 readers) Charles Wheelan W. W. Norton & Company 0393633969 2021-01-26

Book Summary

Charlie Wheelan and his family do what others dream of: They take a year off to travel the world. This is their story. What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre–COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"—and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic—We Came, We Saw, We Left is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family’s gap-year experiment. Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics while exploring answers to questions like: How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? And where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? From Colombia to Cambodia, We Came, We Saw, We Left chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong?

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Real Estate is Literary Collections books by Deborah Levy, publish by Penguin 2021-05-25. You may find Deborah Levy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Real Estate details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Deborah Levy Penguin 0735236488 2021-05-25

Book Summary

WINNER of the 2021 Los Angeles Times-Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the highly anticipated final installment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed "living autobiography" series. "I began to wonder what myself and all unwritten and unseen women would possess in their property portfolios at the end of their lives. Literally, her physical property and possessions, and then everything else she valued, though it might not be valued by society. What might she claim, own, discard and bequeath? Or is she the real estate, owned by patriarchy? In this sense, Real Estate is a tricky business. We rent it and buy it, sell and inherit it--but we must also knock it down." Following the international critical acclaim of The Cost of Living, this final volume of Deborah Levy's "living autobiography" is an exhilarating, thought-provoking, and boldly intimate meditation on home and the spectres that haunt it.

The Runaway

The Runaway

The Runaway
Rating 4 / 5 based on 3 votes

The Runaway is Fiction books by Nick Petrie, publish by Penguin 2022-01-18. You may find Nick Petrie info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Runaway details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (3 readers) Nick Petrie Penguin 0525535519 2022-01-18

Book Summary

"Petrie has a preternatural talent for ratcheting up suspense."--New York Times Book Review When Peter Ash rescues a stranded woman, he finds she’s in far deeper trouble than he could ever imagine in the powerful new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series. War veteran Peter Ash is driving through northern Nebraska when he encounters a young pregnant woman alone on a gravel road, her car dead. Peter offers her a lift, but what begins as an act of kindness soon turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across the lonely highways with the woman’s vicious ex-cop husband hot on their trail. The pregnant woman has seen something she was never meant to see . . . but protecting her might prove to be more than Peter can handle. In order to save the woman and himself, Peter must use everything he has learned during his time as a Marine, including his knowledge of human nature, in order to escape a ruthless killer with instincts and skills that match—and perhaps exceed—Peter’s own.

The Invisible Kingdom

The Invisible Kingdom

The Invisible Kingdom
Rating 4 / 5 based on 2 votes

The Invisible Kingdom is Health & Fitness books by Meghan O'Rourke, publish by Penguin 2022-03-01. You may find Meghan O'Rourke info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Invisible Kingdom details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (2 readers) Meghan O'Rourke Penguin 0698190769 2022-03-01

Book Summary

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Remarkable.” –Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review "At once a rigorous work of scholarship and a radical act of empathy.”—Esquire "A ray of light into those isolated cocoons of darkness that, at one time or another, may afflict us all.” —The Wall Street Journal "Essential."—The Boston Globe A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether. Renowned writer Meghan O’Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of “invisible” illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVID, synthesizing the personal and the universal to help all of us through this new frontier. Drawing on her own medical experiences as well as a decade of interviews with doctors, patients, researchers, and public health experts, O’Rourke traces the history of Western definitions of illness, and reveals how inherited ideas of cause, diagnosis, and treatment have led us to ignore a host of hard-to-understand medical conditions, ones that resist easy description or simple cures. And as America faces this health crisis of extraordinary proportions, the populations most likely to be neglected by our institutions include women, the working class, and people of color. Blending lyricism and erudition, candor and empathy, O’Rourke brings together her deep and disparate talents and roles as critic, journalist, poet, teacher, and patient, synthesizing the personal and universal into one monumental project arguing for a seismic shift in our approach to disease. The Invisible Kingdom offers hope for the sick, solace and insight for their loved ones, and a radical new understanding of our bodies and our health.

Jim Harrison: Complete Poems

Jim Harrison: Complete Poems

Jim Harrison: Complete Poems
Rating 4 / 5 based on 289 votes

Jim Harrison: Complete Poems is Poetry books by Jim Harrison, publish by Copper Canyon Press 2021-12-20. You may find Jim Harrison info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Jim Harrison: Complete Poems details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (289 readers) Jim Harrison Copper Canyon Press 1619322471 2021-12-20

Book Summary

Starred Review from Booklist: "This robust volume is a testament to the fortitude of a great American poet's work... [a] landmark collection." From the Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams: "Jim Harrison...was among the great ones—an elevated soul in all his unruliness who favored his senses and courted the wild on the page and in the world. His was a storied life that loomed large, and we are the beneficiaries. 'Such a powerful wounded poet—wrote as if he had to sing with a cut throat . . . and he did have to sing,' said Jorie Graham." Jim Harrison: Complete Poems is the definitive collection from one of America’s iconic writers. Introduced by activist and naturalist writer Terry Tempest Williams, this tour de force contains every poem Harrison published over his fifty-year career, as well as a section of previously unpublished "Last Poems." Here are the nature-based lyrics of his early work, the high-velocity ghazals, a harrowing prose-poem “correspondence” with a Russian suicide, the riverine suites, fearless meditations inspired by the Zen monk Crazy Cloud, and a joyous conversation in haiku-like gems with friend and fellow poet Ted Kooser. Weaving throughout these 1000 pages are Harrison’s legendary passions and appetites, his love songs and lamentations, and a clarion call to pay attention to the life you are actually living. Jim Harrison: Complete Poems confirms that Jim Harrison is a talented storyteller with a penetrating eye for details, or as Publishers Weeklycalled him, “an untrammeled renegade genius... a poet talking to you instead of around himself, while doing absolutely brilliant and outrageous things with language.” NOTE:Jim Harrison: Complete Poems also appears as a three-volume box set. Print run limited to 750 copies. Each volume is introduced by a different writer: Colum McCann, Joy Williams, and John Freeman. The box set retails for $85 and ISBN is 9781556596414.

They Left Us Everything

They Left Us Everything

They Left Us Everything
Rating 4 / 5 based on 10 votes

They Left Us Everything is Family & Relationships books by Plum Johnson, publish by Penguin Canada 2014-03-18. You may find Plum Johnson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the They Left Us Everything details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (10 readers) Plum Johnson Penguin Canada 014319187X 2014-03-18

Book Summary

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize Winner of the 2016 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award™ After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year-old mother—author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers experience conflicted feelings of grief and relief when their mother, the surviving parent, dies. Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home, which hasn’t been de-cluttered in more than half a century. Twenty-three rooms bulge with history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. Plum remembers her loving but difficult parents who could not have been more different: the British father, a handsome, disciplined patriarch who nonetheless could not control his opinionated, extroverted Southern-belle wife who loved tennis and gin gimlets. The task consumes her, becoming more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger memories of her eccentric family growing up in a small town on the shores of Lake Ontario in the 1950s and 60s. But unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued. They Left Us Everything is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future.

Four Aunties and a Wedding

Four Aunties and a Wedding

Four Aunties and a Wedding
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 3 votes

Four Aunties and a Wedding is Fiction books by Jesse Q. Sutanto, publish by Penguin 2022-03-29. You may find Jesse Q. Sutanto info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Four Aunties and a Wedding details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (3 readers) Jesse Q. Sutanto Penguin 0593333063 2022-03-29

Book Summary

The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties. Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can't wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wants them to enjoy the day as guests. As a compromise, they find the perfect wedding vendors: a Chinese-Indonesian family-run company just like theirs. Meddy is hesitant at first, but she hits it off right away with the wedding photographer, Staphanie, who reminds Meddy of herself, down to the unfortunately misspelled name. Meddy realizes that is where their similarities end, however, when she overhears Staphanie talking about taking out a target. Horrified, Meddy can’t believe Staphanie and her family aren’t just like her own, they are The Family—actual mafia, and they're using Meddy's wedding as a chance to conduct shady business. Her aunties and mother won’t let Meddy’s wedding ceremony become a murder scene—over their dead bodies—and will do whatever it takes to save her special day, even if it means taking on the mafia.

No Cure for Being Human

No Cure for Being Human

No Cure for Being Human
Rating 4 / 5 based on 617 votes

No Cure for Being Human is Biography & Autobiography books by Kate Bowler, publish by Random House 2021-09-28. You may find Kate Bowler info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the No Cure for Being Human details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (617 readers) Kate Bowler Random House 0593230787 2021-09-28

Book Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) asks, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose? “Kate Bowler is the only one we can trust to tell us the truth.”—Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you really want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely? Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, until she discovered, at age 35, that her body was wracked with cancer. In No Cure for Being Human, she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. We are, she finds, as fragile as the day we were born. With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Kate Bowler grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. She finds that we need one another if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between—and there’s no cure for being human.

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc
Rating 5 / 5 based on 2 votes

Bending the Arc is Political Science books by Keeda J. Haynes, publish by Seal Press 2021-11-16. You may find Keeda J. Haynes info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bending the Arc details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (2 readers) Keeda J. Haynes Seal Press 1541646290 2021-11-16

Book Summary

A searing exposé of the profound failures in our justice system, told by a woman who has journeyed from wrongfully accused prisoner to acclaimed public defender Keeda Haynes was a Girl Scout and a churchgoer, but after college graduation, she was imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit. Her boyfriend had asked her to sign for some packages—packages she did not know were filled with marijuana. As a young Black woman falsely accused, prosecuted, and ultimately imprisoned, Haynes suffered the abuses of our racist and sexist justice system. But rather than give in to despair, she decided to fight for change. After her release, she attended law school at night, became a public defender, and ultimately staged a highly publicized campaign for Congress. At every turn of her unlikely story, she gives unique insights into the inequities built into our institutions. In the end, despite the injustice she endured, she emerges convinced that ours can become a true second-chance culture.

How to Invest

How to Invest

How to Invest
Rating 3 / 5 based on 383 votes

How to Invest is Business & Economics books by David M. Rubenstein, publish by Simon and Schuster 2022-09-13. You may find David M. Rubenstein info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the How to Invest details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (383 readers) David M. Rubenstein Simon and Schuster 1982190329 2022-09-13

Book Summary

A master class on investing featuring conversations with the biggest names in finance, from the legendary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, David M. Rubenstein. What do the most successful investors have in common? David M. Rubenstein, cofounder of one of the world’s largest investment firms, has spent years interviewing the greatest investors in the world to discover the time-tested principles, hard-earned wisdom, and indispensable tools that guide their practice.​ Rubenstein, who has spent more than three decades in the hypercompetitive world of private equity, now distills everything he’s learned about the art and craft of investing, from venture capital, real estate, private equity, hedge funds, to crypto, endowments, SPACs, ESG, and more. -How did Stan Druckenmiller short the British pound in one trade for a profit of $1 billion dollars? -What made Sam Zell the smartest, toughest investor the world of real estate has ever seen? -How did Mike Novogratz make $250 million off crypto in one year? -How did Larry Fink build BlackRock from scratch into a firm that manages more than $10 trillion? -How did Mary Callahan Erdoes rise to the top of J.P. Morgan’s wealth management division to manage more than $4 trillion for individuals and families all over the world? -How did Seth Klarman perfect value investing to consistently deliver net returns of nearly 20 percent? With unprecedented access to global leaders in finance, Rubenstein has assembled the most authoritative book of its kind. How to Invest reveals the thinking of the most successful investors in the world, many of whom rarely speak publicly. Whether you’re brand-new to investing or a seasoned professional, this book will transform the way you approach investing forever.

Twisted Together

Twisted Together

Twisted Together
Rating 4 / 5 based on 4 votes

Twisted Together is Fiction books by Pepper Winters, publish by Pepper Winters 2014-06-03. You may find Pepper Winters info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Twisted Together details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (4 readers) Pepper Winters Pepper Winters N.a 2014-06-03

Book Summary

The highly anticipated conclusion to the Monsters in the Dark series, complete at 175,000 words. “After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything—my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I’d never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it’s finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be.” Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside. ** After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever. Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future. **

Roar

Roar

Roar
Rating 3 / 5 based on 241 votes

Roar is Self-Help books by Michael Clinton, publish by Simon and Schuster 2021-09-07. You may find Michael Clinton info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Roar details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (241 readers) Michael Clinton Simon and Schuster 1982165812 2021-09-07

Book Summary

This “inspiring reminder that it is never too late to reinvent yourself” (Nina García, editor-in-chief, Elle) shows you how to make second half of your life happy and productive—whether or not retirement is in your future plans. We are living in a time when everyone is constantly reassessing what is next for them. In the mid-career group, people who have spent years working are now seeing their industry dramatically evolve and are facing the question: “What does that mean for me in the next twenty years?” At the same time, the post-career population is also going through massive change and dealing with the fact that many of them are not prepared financially, logistically, or emotionally for the next phase of their lives. And while we may want to retire, most of us don’t want to do nothing. With expert insight and approachable techniques, Roar helps you identify fresh goals and take meaningful action to achieve a purposeful life. Featuring a unique and dynamic 4-part process, Roar shows you how to: -Reimagine yourself -Own who you are -Act on what’s next -Reassess your relationships Transformative and invigorating, “you couldn’t pick a better roadmap for your next chapter than Roar. It teach[es] you how to approach the future not with fear or worry, but with passion and purpose” (Michael Sebastian, editor-in-chief, Esquire).

Tin Man

Tin Man

Tin Man
Rating 4 / 5 based on 33 votes

Tin Man is Fiction books by Sarah Winman, publish by Penguin 2018-05-15. You may find Sarah Winman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Tin Man details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (33 readers) Sarah Winman Penguin 0735235163 2018-05-15

Book Summary

Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Novel Award From internationally bestselling author Sarah Winman comes an unforgettable and heartbreaking novel celebrating love in all its forms and the little moments that make up the life of an autoworker in a small working-class town. This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that. Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more. But then we fast-forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question, what happened in the years between? With beautiful prose and characters that are so real they jump off the page, Tin Man is a love letter to human kindness and friendship, and to loss and living.

The Misfit's Manifesto

The Misfit's Manifesto

The Misfit's Manifesto
Rating 3 / 5 based on 796 votes

The Misfit's Manifesto is Self-Help books by Lidia Yuknavitch, publish by Simon and Schuster 2017-10-24. You may find Lidia Yuknavitch info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Misfit's Manifesto details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (796 readers) Lidia Yuknavitch Simon and Schuster 1501120077 2017-10-24

Book Summary

A self-defined misfit makes a powerful case for not fitting in—for recognizing the beauty, and difficulty, in forging an original path. A misfit is a person who missed fitting in, a person who fits in badly, or this: a person who is poorly adapted to new situations and environments. It’s a shameful word, a word no one typically tries to own. Until now. Lidia Yuknavitch is a proud misfit. That wasn’t always the case. It took Lidia a long time to not simply accept, but appreciate, her misfit status. Having flunked out of college twice (and maybe even a third time that she’s not going to tell you about), with two epic divorces under her belt, an episode of rehab for drug use, and two stints in jail, she felt like she would never fit in. She was a hopeless misfit. She’d failed as daughter, wife, mother, scholar—and yet the dream of being a writer was stuck like “a small sad stone” in her throat. The feeling of not fitting in is universal. The Misfit’s Manifesto is for misfits around the world—the rebels, the eccentrics, the oddballs, and anyone who has ever felt like she was messing up. It’s Lidia’s love letter to all those who can’t ever seem to find the “right” path. She won’t tell you how to stop being a misfit—quite the opposite. In her charming, poetic, funny, and frank style, Lidia will reveal why being a misfit is not something to overcome, but something to embrace. Lidia also encourages her fellow misfits not to be afraid of pursuing goals, how to stand up, how to ask for the things they want most. Misfits belong in the room, too, she reminds us, even if their path to that room is bumpy and winding. An important idea that transcends all cultures and countries, this book has created a brave and compassionate community for misfits, a place where everyone can belong.

Names for Light

Names for Light

Names for Light
Rating 3 / 5 based on 361 votes

Names for Light is Biography & Autobiography books by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, publish by Graywolf Press 2021-08-17. You may find Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Names for Light details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (361 readers) Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint Graywolf Press 1644451549 2021-08-17

Book Summary

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a lyrical meditation on family, place, and inheritance Names for Light traverses time and memory to weigh three generations of a family’s history against a painful inheritance of postcolonial violence and racism. In spare, lyric paragraphs framed by white space, Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint explores home, belonging, and identity by revisiting the cities in which her parents and grandparents lived. As she makes inquiries into their stories, she intertwines oral narratives with the official and mythic histories of Myanmar. But while her family’s stories move into the present, her own story—that of a writer seeking to understand who she is—moves into the past, until both converge at the end of the book. Born in Myanmar and raised in Bangkok and San Jose, Myint finds that she does not have typical memories of arriving in the United States; instead, she is haunted by what she cannot remember. By the silences lingering around what is spoken. By a chain of deaths in her family line, especially that of her older brother as a child. For Myint, absence is felt as strongly as presence. And, as she comes to understand, naming those absences, finding words for the unsaid, means discovering how those who have come before have shaped her life. Names for Light is a moving chronicle of the passage of time, of the long shadow of colonialism, and of a writer coming into her own as she reckons with her family’s legacy.

Tortitude

Tortitude

Tortitude
Rating 3 / 5 based on 222 votes

Tortitude is Calico cats books by Ingrid King, publish by Mango Media Inc. 2016-02-05. You may find Ingrid King info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Tortitude details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (222 readers) Ingrid King Mango Media Inc. 1633532933 2016-02-05

Book Summary

Explore the wonderful world of tortoiseshell cats and tortoiseshell cat behavior Tortie cat behavior: With about 2 million tortoiseshell cats in the United States, these special felines tend to be strong-willed, a bit hot-tempered, and often very possessive of their humans. Other words used to describe torties are fiercely independent, feisty and unpredictable. In Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats With a BIG Attitude, cat expert Ingrid King (The Conscious Cat) brings her professional and personal experience to explore why these cats are so special. With expert insights combined with stunning photography and passages dedicated to the cats and their passionate guardians, King offers a new perspective on these exceptional cats.

Happy People Are Annoying

Happy People Are Annoying

Happy People Are Annoying
Rating 3 / 5 based on 161 votes

Happy People Are Annoying is Humor books by Josh Peck, publish by HarperCollins 2022-03-15. You may find Josh Peck info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Happy People Are Annoying details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (161 readers) Josh Peck HarperCollins 0063073633 2022-03-15

Book Summary

A wonderfully candid memoir from one of the most recognizable faces of a generation, actor, writer, Youtuber, and television superstar, Josh Peck. In his warm and inspiring book, Josh reflects on the many stumbles and silver linings of his life and traces a zigzagging path to redemption. Written with such impressive detail and aching honesty, Happy People are Annoying is full of surprising life lessons for anyone seeking to accept their past and make peace with the complicated face in the mirror. Josh Peck rose to near-instant fame when he starred for four seasons as the comedic center of Nickelodeon’s hit show Drake & Josh. However, while he tried to maintain his role as the funniest, happiest kid in every room, Josh struggled alone with the kind of rising anger and plummeting confidence that quietly took over his life. For the first time, Josh reflects on his late teens and early twenties. Raised by a single mother, and coming of age under a spotlight that could be both invigorating and cruel, Josh filled the cratering hole in his self-worth with copious amounts of food, television, drugs, and all of the other trappings of young stardom. Until he realized the only person standing in his way...was himself. Today, with a string of lead roles on hit television shows and movies, and one of the most enviable and dedicated fanbases on the internet, Josh Peck is more than happy, he’s finally, enthusiastically content. Happy People are Annoying is the culmination of years of learning, growing, and finding bright spots in the scary parts of life. Written with the kind of humor, strength of character, and unwavering self-awareness only someone who has mastered their ego can muster, this memoir reminds us of the life-changing freedom on the other side of acceptance.

Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts
Rating 3 / 5 based on 744 votes

Hungry Hearts is Literary Collections books by Walsh, Jennifer Rudolph, publish by Dial Press 2021-02-09. You may find Walsh, Jennifer Rudolph info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Hungry Hearts details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (744 readers) Walsh, Jennifer Rudolph Dial Press 0593229649 2021-02-09

Book Summary

Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders—Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others—share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty. “You’ll find kindred spirits in these tales of resilience, transformation, and joy.”—Time Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard-won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well-known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity. Now, off the stage and on the pages of Hungry Hearts, sixteen of these beloved speakers offer moving, inspiring, deeply personal essays as a reminder that we can heal from grief and that divisions can be repaired. Bozoma Saint John opens herself up to love after loss; Cameron Esposito confronts the limits of self-reliance in the wake of divorce; Ashley C. Ford learns to trust herself for the first time. A heartfelt anthology of transformation, self-discovery, and courage that also includes essays by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Amena Brown, Austin Channing Brown, Natalie Guerrero, Sue Monk Kidd, Connie Lim (MILCK), Nkosingiphile Mabaso, Jillian Mercado, Priya Parker, Geena Rocero, Michael Trotter and Tanya-Blount Trotter of The War and Treaty, and Maysoon Zayid, Hungry Hearts shows how reconnecting with our own burning, undeniable intuition points us toward our unique purpose and the communities where we most belong.

Once We Were Here

Once We Were Here

Once We Were Here
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Once We Were Here is Fiction books by Christopher Cosmos, publish by Simon and Schuster 2020-10-20. You may find Christopher Cosmos info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Once We Were Here details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Christopher Cosmos Simon and Schuster 1510757139 2020-10-20

Book Summary

As World War II intrudes upon their home, three young friends risk everything for freedom, love, and a chance at a better life. On October 28th, 1940, Mussolini provides Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas with an ultimatum: either allow Axis forces to occupy their country, or face war, and Greece's response is swift. "Oxi!" they say. "No!" In a small village nestled against the radiant waters of the Aegean Sea, we find Alexei, the son of a local fisherman, and his best friend Costa, who were both born on the same night eighteen years earlier and have been like brothers ever since, though now, like all the other young men in their village and throughout Greece, they will leave their homes to bravely fight for their country. But before they go, Alexei asks Philia, the girl that he's loved his entire life, to marry him, which sets into motion the events which will change the lives of these three and their family and friends forever, and begins an epic and unforgettable story of courage, survival, sacrifice, the strength of the human spirit, and of a love and friendship that will echo across time and generations. A spellbinding novel and sweeping romance that performs the remarkable feat of creating action-packed scenes, characters that we care deeply about, and revealing in vivid detail the untold true story of how Greece helped the Allies to win World War II, Once We Were Here is an unforgettable tale that pays tribute to the brave men and women who fought and gave everything for their country, for each other, and for freedom.

With Pleasure

With Pleasure

With Pleasure
Rating 4 / 5 based on 695 votes

With Pleasure is Self-Help books by August McLaughlin,Jamila Dawson, publish by Chicago Review Press 2021-09-14. You may find August McLaughlin,Jamila Dawson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the With Pleasure details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (695 readers) August McLaughlin,Jamila Dawson Chicago Review Press 1641605065 2021-09-14

Book Summary

A companion for anyone experiencing the effects of trauma, featuring true stories of survivors from a broad, inclusive range of backgrounds With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships is a companion for anyone experiencing the effects of trauma. Through true survivor stories, expert insight, writing prompts, and grounding exercises, it explores pleasure, relationships, and community as worthy and essential antidotes in trying times. Written by trauma-informed sex therapist Jamila Dawson, LMFT, and sexuality journalist and podcaster August McLaughlin, With Pleasure provides a much-needed alternative to harmful "self-help" ideologies that instruct people to "change their thoughts" or "choose to be happy." Instead, Dawson and McLaughlin encourage readers to respect their feelings, understand the complexities of a society and systems that fuel trauma, foster self-compassion, and embrace pleasure.

Mad as Hell

Mad as Hell

Mad as Hell
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 7 votes

Mad as Hell is Performing Arts books by Dave Itzkoff, publish by Times Books 2014-02-18. You may find Dave Itzkoff info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mad as Hell details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (7 readers) Dave Itzkoff Times Books 0805095705 2014-02-18

Book Summary

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network, which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," took America by storm in 1976, when Network became a sensation. With a superb cast (including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall) directed by Sidney Lumet, the film won four Academy Awards and indelibly shaped how we think about corporate and media power. In Mad As Hell, Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times recounts the surprising and dramatic story of how Network made it to the screen. Such a movie rarely gets made any more—one man's vision of the world, independent of studio testing or market research. And that man was Paddy Chayefsky, the tough, driven, Oscar-winning screenwriter whose vision—outlandish for its time—is all too real today. Itzkoff uses interviews with the cast and crew, as well as Chayefsky's notes, letters, and drafts to re-create the action in front of and behind the camera at a time of swirling cultural turmoil. The result is a riveting account that enriches our appreciation of this prophetic and still-startling film. Itzkoff also speaks with today's leading broadcasters and filmmakers to assess Network's lasting impact on television and popular culture. They testify to the enduring genius of Paddy Chayefsky, who foresaw the future and whose life offers an unforgettable lesson about the true cost of self-expression.

Modern Whore

Modern Whore

Modern Whore
Rating 3 / 5 based on 727 votes

Modern Whore is Social Science books by Andrea Werhun,Nicole Bazuin, publish by Strange Light 2022-05-03. You may find Andrea Werhun,Nicole Bazuin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Modern Whore details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (727 readers) Andrea Werhun,Nicole Bazuin Strange Light 0771098421 2022-05-03

Book Summary

Oh, the places a whore will go: Strip clubs, four-star hotels, stinking basement apartments, luxury cottages. A striking memoir by Andrea Werhun and Nicole Bazuin documents Andrea's sex work career in lush photography and powerful words—in all its slippery, sexy, silly and sometimes heartbreaking glory. Andrea Werhun's sex work career gave her money, freedom, joy, and a lot of dick. A natural performer, she revelled in the opportunity to invent Mary Ann, her escort counterpart, and introduce her to men all over the city. She whores, she learns, she writes it all down, and then, as per a signed document she handed to her Catholic mother in her early twenties, she quits. To become a stripper. Andrea and Nicole revisit the idea of the modern whore, with the enhanced perspective of Andrea's experience at the strip club. This new, engorged edition of the sold-out memoir-cum-art book expands on the original concept--a series of vignettes exploring the many identities sex workers adopt in the service of their clients and in the eyes of the public--in both a literal and literary way. But Andrea doesn't shy away from the serious side of sex work, either, exploring the risks sex workers take, and the rights our culture is constantly taking away from them. This series of stories and portraits investigate the many ways we imagine—and mistake—the modern whore. It's Playboy if the Playmates were in charge.

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 7 votes

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is Biography & Autobiography books by Séamas O'Reilly, publish by Little, Brown 2022-06-07. You may find Séamas O'Reilly info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (7 readers) Séamas O'Reilly Little, Brown 0316424277 2022-06-07

Book Summary

“In this joyous, wildly unconventional memoir, Séamas O'Reilly tells the story of losing his mother as a child and growing up with ten siblings in Northern Ireland during the final years of the Troubles as a raucous comedy, a grand caper that is absolutely bursting with life.”―Patrick Radden Keefe, NYT bestselling author of Say Nothing and Empire of Pain Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten (!) brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble, but Séamas was more preoccupied with dinosaurs, Star Wars, and the actual location of heaven than the political climate. ­ An instant bestseller in Ireland, Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a book about a family of loud, argumentative, musical, sarcastic, grief-stricken siblings, shepherded into adulthood by a man whose foibles and reticence were matched only by his love for his children and his determination that they would flourish.

Dependency

Dependency

Dependency
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Dependency is Fiction books by Tove Ditlevsen, publish by Penguin UK 2019-09-05. You may find Tove Ditlevsen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Dependency details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Tove Ditlevsen Penguin UK 024139175X 2019-09-05

Book Summary

'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, Guardian The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers Tove is only twenty, but she's already famous, a published poet and wife of a much older literary editor. Her path in life seems set, yet she has no idea of the struggles ahead - love affairs, wanted and unwanted pregnancies, artistic failure and destructive addiction. As the years go by, the central tension of Tove's life comes into painful focus: the terrible lure of dependency, in all its forms, and the possibility of living freely and fearlessly - as an artist on her own terms. The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, and arguably Ditlevsen's masterpiece, Dependency is a dark and blisteringly honest account of addiction, and the way out.

The Noel Stranger

The Noel Stranger

The Noel Stranger
Rating 3 / 5 based on 4 votes

The Noel Stranger is Fiction books by Richard Paul Evans, publish by Simon and Schuster 2018-11-06. You may find Richard Paul Evans info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Noel Stranger details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (4 readers) Richard Paul Evans Simon and Schuster 1501172069 2018-11-06

Book Summary

From “The King of Christmas,” Richard Paul Evans, comes the next exciting holiday novel perfect for “fans of Debbie Macomber” (Booklist) in his New York Times bestselling Noel Collection. Maggie Walther feels like her world is imploding. Publicly humiliated after her husband, a local councilman, is arrested for bigamy, and her subsequent divorce, she has isolated herself from the world. When her only friend insists that Maggie climb out of her hole, and embrace the season to get her out of her funk, Maggie decides to put up a Christmas tree and heads off to buy one—albeit reluctantly. She is immediately taken by Andrew, the kind, handsome man who owns the Christmas tree lot and delivers her tree. She soon learns that Andrew is single and new to her city and, like her, is also starting his life anew. As their friendship develops, Maggie slowly begins to trust again—something she never thought possible. Then, just when she thinks she has finally found happiness, she discovers a dark secret from Andrew’s past. Is there more to this stranger’s truth than meets the eye? This powerful new holiday novel from Richard Paul Evans, the “King of Christmas fiction” (The New York Times), explores the true power of the season, redemption, and the freedom that comes from forgiveness.

Sisters of the Snake

Sisters of the Snake

Sisters of the Snake
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Sisters of the Snake is Young Adult Fiction books by Sasha Nanua,Sarena Nanua, publish by HarperCollins 2021-06-15. You may find Sasha Nanua,Sarena Nanua info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sisters of the Snake details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Sasha Nanua,Sarena Nanua HarperCollins 0062985612 2021-06-15

Book Summary

A lost princess. A mysterious puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost. Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage and prove herself. Ria is a street urchin, stealing just to keep herself alive. When these two lives collide, everything turns on its head: because Ria and Rani, orphan and royal, are unmistakably identical. A deal is struck to switch places—but danger lurks in both worlds, and to save their home, thief and princess must work together. Or watch it all fall into ruin. Deadly magic, hidden temples, and dark prophecies: Sisters of the Snake is an action-packed, immersive fantasy that will thrill fans of The Wrath & the Dawn and The Tiger at Midnight.

The Genesis Flame

The Genesis Flame

The Genesis Flame
Rating 3 / 5 based on 699 votes

The Genesis Flame is Young Adult Fiction books by Ryan Dalton, publish by North Star Editions, Inc. 2018-04-24. You may find Ryan Dalton info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Genesis Flame details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (699 readers) Ryan Dalton North Star Editions, Inc. 1631631713 2018-04-24

Book Summary

The timeline is burning. While teenage twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert struggle to reach their full potential, an enemy accuses them of attacking his future, and his quest for vengeance threatens the timeline. To survive, the twins must learn the truth about themselves and their mysterious accuser. Failure could mean the end of Time itself.

Dinner with the Devils

Dinner with the Devils

Dinner with the Devils
Rating 3 / 5 based on 440 votes

Dinner with the Devils is Young Adult Fiction books by Chris Bedell, publish by eXtasy Books 2022-07-01. You may find Chris Bedell info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Dinner with the Devils details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (440 readers) Chris Bedell eXtasy Books 1487434774 2022-07-01

Book Summary

17-year-old Eve moves in with her Aunt Tricia and Uncle Steven when her mom runs off to Atlantic City with a man. However, her mom’s corpse turns up the morning after Eve’s arrival to town. Eve realizes there’s something off about her extended family that she can’t figure out—and it’s more than their quirky habits. The discoveries of her aunt’s obsession with a mystery man, three bags of baby hair, and an alleged dead older child puzzle Eve. Having her mom’s purse and car turn up doesn’t help her impression of Aunt Tricia and Uncle Steven either. But Eve isn’t alone. She starts dating her next-door neighbor, Liam, who helps her with her family drama despite having his own agenda. She also meets Detective Sean Richards and isn’t above manipulating him to solve her mom’s murder. What Eve does with Aunt Tricia and Uncle Steven’s secret once discovering it is a different story, though. Some truths are just too awful to fabricate. Warning: Suicide

The Pornographer's Poem

The Pornographer's Poem

The Pornographer's Poem
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 3 votes

The Pornographer's Poem is Fiction books by Michael Turner, publish by Vintage Canada 2011-02-04. You may find Michael Turner info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Pornographer's Poem details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (3 readers) Michael Turner Vintage Canada 0385674767 2011-02-04

Book Summary

As a grade seven student living in an affluent suburb of Vancouver, our unnamed narrator and his closest friend Nettie, are introduced to the exciting world of super-8 filmmaking by a progressive young teacher. Together Nettie and the narrator find in film a means of expressing their somewhat skewed world views. At the age of sixteen the narrator shoots his first adult film, surreptitiously capturing his neighbours having sex. He believes that through representations of sexual activity he can comment on that which he finds both painful and confusing. Nettie, an idealistic poet now away at school, sees in pornography the opportunity to do something artistic, liberating, and socially relevant, and she pushes the narrator to make films that subvert the way the world is constructed. Ultimately, despite his radical intentions, the narrator falls into a world of greed, delusion, and hypocrisy - the same world he once rebelled against.

Path To An Awesome Life

Path To An Awesome Life

Path To An Awesome Life
Rating 3 / 5 based on 916 votes

Path To An Awesome Life is Self-Help books by Arnold Fox M.D., publish by Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media 2022-04-12. You may find Arnold Fox M.D. info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Path To An Awesome Life details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (916 readers) Arnold Fox M.D. Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media 1722527307 2022-04-12

Book Summary

Just having positive thoughts or dreams is not enough. You need to put those dreams and wishes into action. These 3 amazing books will help you do just that and start you on the path to an awesome life. Learn how to live healthier and happier by conditioning the thoughts that pass through your mind. It is a look at the power of the human mind and spirit as seen through the eyes of a physician, who with a great deal of humor and clarity, shows you the five cardinal virtues that everyone must embrace if they are to enjoy health and success in life: Enthusiasm, Belief, Love, Forgiveness, and Perseverance. Of course, you’ll need to anticipate the obstacles in the road ahead as you prepare for the adventure yet to come. A guiding compass to assist in daily navigation would certainly make things easier, so Napoleon Hill offers the principles you need to reach your definite major purpose with 51 thought-provoking, entertaining stores drawn from his original works including Think and Grow Rich, The Law of Success, and Napoleon Hill’s Magazine. You must learn to see the positive side of life. Discover action-oriented strategies drawn from people with life-threatening diseases, survivors, those with physical challenges, and adverse chapters of life who have been able to overcome their hardships. They promise that if you follow the methods in this book, you will be in the best possible position to achieve the fullest range of desired results, because when you think positive thoughts, and couple them with action, anything is possible.

Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity
Rating 3 / 5 based on 502 votes

Center of Gravity is Juvenile Fiction books by Shaunta Grimes, publish by Feiwel & Friends 2020-03-24. You may find Shaunta Grimes info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Center of Gravity details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (502 readers) Shaunta Grimes Feiwel & Friends 1250191874 2020-03-24

Book Summary

In Shaunta Grimes' middle-grade novel Center of Gravity, a girl loses her mom, and her dad remarries quickly, so she must rebuild her life and friendships. Tessa is an anxious person, but it's become worse since her mother died a few months ago. To calm herself down she cuts out photos of missing kids—from milk cartons—and keeps them in a file. It helps her feel like she's not alone. When her dad announces suddenly that he's getting married—and that they're moving, Tessa must navigate new friendships and a new stepmother. She knows she should let go of old habits, but that's easier said than done. Her struggle is one that many readers will understand.


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