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Download E-books Hitchhiking with Larry David: An Accidental Tourist's Summer of Self-Discovery in Martha's Vineyard PDF

By Paul Samuel Dolman

A memoir a few brokenhearted, middle-aged guy who stumbles upon solace, that means, and Larry David whereas hitchhiking round Martha’s Vineyard 
 
One summer season day on Martha’s winery Paul Samuel Dolman was once hitchhiking, and none except Larry David pulled over and requested, “You’re no longer a serial killer or anything, are you?” The comedic author and actor not just gave Dolman a trip yet helped him locate his way.
 
Dolman chanced on himself on Martha’s winery that summer season within the wake of a painful breakup. Desperately looking companionship, he all started hitchhiking round the island and met a big selection of characters: the wealthy and the homeless, motion picture stars and customary folks, and, in fact, Mr. David.
 
Written with disarming sincere humor, Hitchhiking with Larry David will go away readers concurrently giggling and crying as they contemplate the secret and spirituality of lifestyles.

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Download E-books Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town PDF

By Sarah Payne Stuart

A wryly comedian memoir that examines the pillars of recent England WASP culture—class, heritage, relations, funds, envy, perfection, and, in fact, actual estate—through the lens of moms and daughters.

At eighteen, Sarah Payne Stuart fled her mom and the entire different disapproving moms of her too-perfect homeland of harmony, Massachusetts, in simple terms to come back years later whilst she had kids of her personal. no matter if to defy the former new release or eventually earn their approval and input their ranks, she hurled herself into upper-crust domesticity complete throttle. within the 20 years Stuart spent again in her hometown—in a sequence of ever extra fabulous homes in ever grander neighborhoods—she was once compelled to connect to the cultural culture of guilt and improper parenting of an extended legacy of neighborhood, literary girls from Emerson’s spouse, to Hawthorne’s, to the main recognized and enforcing of all of them, Louisa may possibly Alcott’s iconic, guilt-tripping Marmee.

When Stuart’s personal mom dies, she realizes that there's nobody left to approve or disapprove. And so, along with her all at once grown childrens fleeing as she herself as soon as did, Stuart leaves her homeland for the ultimate time, bidding goodbye to the comfy beliefs invented for her via Louisa may well Alcott such a lot of years in the past, that could or would possibly not ever were dependent in fact.

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Download E-books A Girl from Yamhill PDF

By Beverly Cleary

Told in her personal words, A lady from Yamhill is Newbery Medal–winning writer Beverly Cleary’s heartfelt and relatable memoir—now with a fantastically redesigned cover!

Generations of kids have learn Beverly Cleary’s books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen physique of labor in accordance with the funny stories and heartfelt anxieties of heart graders. yet in A lady from Yamhill, Beverly Cleary tells a extra own story—her story—of what early life used to be like. In hot yet sincere element, Beverly describes existence in Oregon throughout the nice melancholy, together with her problems in studying to learn, and provides a slew of anecdotes that have been, possibly, the foundation for a few of her loved stories.

For every body who has loved the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and the entire different poignant and colourful photographs of formative years dropped at existence in Beverly Cleary’s books, this is the interesting real tale of the extraordinary lady who created them.

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Download E-books The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness PDF

By Lori Schiller, Amanda Bennett

At seventeen Lori Schiller was once the best baby -- the single daughter of an prosperous, close-knit relatives. Six years later she made her first suicide try out, then wandered the streets of latest York urban wearing ragged outfits, tormenting voices crying out in her brain. Lori Schiller had entered the frightening international of full-blown schizophrenia. She started a trial of hospitalizations, midway homes, relapses, extra suicide makes an attempt, and relentless, withering depression. yet opposed to all odds, she survived. Now during this own account, she tells how she did it, taking us not just into her personal shattered international, yet drawing at the phrases of the medical professionals who taken care of her and relatives who suffered together with her.

In this new version, Lori Schiller recounts the dramatic years following the unique ebook -- a interval related to dependancy, relapse, and finally, love and recovery.

Moving, harrowing, and finally uplifting, THE QUIET ROOM is a vintage testimony to the ravages of psychological disorder and the facility of perserverance and braveness.

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Download E-books 1970s Childhood: From Glam Rock to Happy Days PDF

By Derek Tait

Do you take note glam rock, flares, cheesecloth shirts and chopper motorcycles? Then it appears like you have been fortunate adequate to develop up in the course of the Nineteen Seventies. Who may possibly put out of your mind all of the glam rock bands of that period, like Slade, Wizard, dust and candy, or singers like Alvin Stardust, Marc Bolan and David Bowie? What approximately these superb television exhibits like Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Kung Fu and chuffed Days? style integrated platform footwear (we all had a pair), flared trousers, brightly patterned shirts with large collars and vibrant kipper ties. and everybody recollects getting ready for strength cuts and that lengthy, scorching summer time of 1976. So dirt off your area hopper and subscribe to us in this attention-grabbing trip via a formative years in the course of the seventies, with hilarious illustrations and a nostalgic journey down reminiscence lane for all those that grew up during this memorable decade. Derek Tait has written over a dozen books, such a lot of them approximately his early youth in Singapore or the realm of Plymouth during which he lives. he's now a full-time author, yet prior jobs have integrated a photographer and a cartoonist.

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Download E-books A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway’s vintage memoir of Paris within the Twenties, now to be had in a restored version, contains the unique manuscript besides insightful reminiscences and unfinished sketches.

Published posthumously in 1964, A portable Feast continues to be one in every of Ernest Hemingway’s such a lot enduring works. due to the fact that Hemingway’s own papers have been published in 1979, students have tested the adjustments made to the textual content ahead of booklet. Now, this targeted restored version provides the unique manuscript because the writer ready it to be published.

Featuring a private Foreword through Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an creation via grandson of the writer, Seán Hemingway, editor of this version, the booklet additionally incorporates a variety of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing reports that Hemingway had together with his son, Jack, and his first spouse Hadley. additionally integrated are irreverent pics of literary luminaries, reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful reminiscences of Hemingway’s personal early experiments along with his craft.

Widely celebrated and debated through critics and readers far and wide, the restored variation of A transportable ceremonial dinner brilliantly conjures up the exuberant temper of Paris after global warfare I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

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Download E-books Seized: A Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Scoundrels and Pirates While Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled Waters PDF

By Max Hardberger

Seized throws open the hatch at the shadowy global of maritime transport, the place third-world governments position exorbitant liens opposed to ships, pirates grab advertisement vessels with impunity, crooks and con artists reign superb at the docks and within the shipyards—and hapless vendors need to depend upon sea captain Max Hardberger to recapture their ships and win justice at the excessive seas.
 
A send captain, plane pilot, attorney, instructor, author, adventurer, and raconteur, Max Hardberger recovers stolen freighters for a living.  In Seized, he is taking us on a real-life trip into the mysterious global of freighters and transport, the place fortunes are made and misplaced by way of the whims of the waves.  determined proprietors lease Max Hardberger to “extract” or scouse borrow again ships which have been illegitimately seized by way of placing jointly a mission-impossible crew to sail them into foreign waters less than disguise of darkness.  It’s a excessive stakes assignment—if Max or his group are stuck, they hazard imprisonment or death.
 
Seized takes readers behind the curtain of the multibillion buck maritime undefined, as he recounts his efforts to retrieve freighters and different vessels from New Orleans to the Caribbean, from East Germany to Vladivostak, Russia, and from Greece to Guatemala.  He motels to every thing from disco dancing to ladies of the evening to distract the shipyard guards, from bribes to voodoo medical professionals to divert consciousness and purchase the time he must sail a boat out of a international port with out clearance.  Seized is event nonfiction at its top.

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Download E-books Dans la dèche à Paris et à Londres PDF

A los angeles fin des années 20, Orwell tombe brusquement dans los angeles misère. À Paris puis à Londres, il découvre le quotidien des petits ouvriers et des laissés-pour-compte, tenaillés par l. a. faim et rongés par l'alcool. Sans voyeurisme ni complaisance, il dresse un portrait vivant de ces habitués du mont-de-piété où l'espoir et l'infortune se livrent un duel épique. " Un documentaire picaresque, d'une précision photographique, sur une Europe qui vivait encore à l'heure de Dickens, à des années-lumière de l'État-providence et de nos lois sociales. On en mesure tout le prix, à l. a. lecture de cet admirable reportage. " Jean-Baptiste Michel, L'Express traduit de l'anglais par Michel Pétris

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Download E-books Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave PDF

By Shyima Hall, Lisa Wysocky

An inspiring and compelling memoir from a tender girl who misplaced her formative years to slavery—and outfitted a brand new lifestyles grounded in choice and justice.

Shyima corridor was once born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the 7th baby of desperately terrible mom and dad. while she used to be 8, her mom and dad bought her into slavery. Shyima then moved hours away to Egypt’s capitol urban of Cairo to reside with a prosperous relations and serve them eighteen hours an afternoon, seven days every week. while she used to be ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. years later, an nameless name from a neighbor led to the top of Shyima’s servitude—but her trip to precise freedom was once faraway from over.

A volunteer at her neighborhood police division considering the fact that she used to be undefined, Shyima is keen about aiding to rescue others who're in bondage. Now a US citizen, she frequently speaks out approximately human trafficking and intends to 1 day turn into an immigration officer. In Hidden lady, Shyima candidly unearths how she overcame her harrowing conditions and brings important expertise to a well timed and proper subject

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Download E-books Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria PDF

By Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo Saro-Wiwa was once mentioned in England, yet each summer season she used to be dragged again to go to her father in Nigeria — a rustic she considered as an demanding parallel universe the place she needed to relinquish all her creature comforts and feel of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was once killed there, she didn’t go back for numerous years. lately, she made up our minds to come back to phrases with the rustic her father given his lifestyles for.

Saro-Wiwa travels from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm great thing about the japanese mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian puppy express to the decrepit kitsch of the Transwonderland leisure Park. She explores Nigerian Christianity, delves into the country’s heritage of slavery, examines the corrupting impact of oil, and ponders the massive luck of Nollywood.

She reveals the rustic as exasperating as ever, and regularly despairs on the corruption and inefficiency she encounters. yet she additionally discovers that it si way more appealing and sundry than she had ever imagined, with its appealing thick tropical rainforest and historical palaces and monuments. such a lot engagingly of all, she introduces us to the numerous humans she meets, and offers us hilarious insights into the African personality, its ardour, wit and ingenuity.

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