How I Slept My Way To The Middle

Author: Kevin Pollak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789999
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How I Slept My Way To The Middle from the Author: Kevin Pollak. How I Slept My Way to the Middle winningly combines never-before-heard stories featuring A-list entertainers with fan favorites and Kevin’s own thoughts about how he made it. He turned down his first invitation to do stand-up on The Tonight Show because he knew that he’d make a bigger impact if he sat on the couch next to Johnny. That huge risk—which paid off in spades—was just the beginning. Find out how he brought John Belushi to his knees, tortured Paul Reiser (twice), bamboozled Larry King, stole Alan Arkin’s soul, almost killed Warren Beatty, and sucked face with Robert DeNiro’s girlfriend. Now a new media entrepreneur, he’s laughing proof that if you follow your gut and believe in yourself, you can do anything you want—except have a rational conversation with Rip Torn, who’s an evil, paranoid $#!%.

Author: Аллен Карр
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171201847
Size: 77.12 MB
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from the Author: Аллен Карр. Перевірені поради відомого фахівця! Гарантований результат! Ця методика розроблена спеціально для жінок, які прагнуть кинути курити. Жодних мук відвикання та дискомфорту, жодних замінників нікотину. Прочитайте цю книжку, і ви позбудетеся згубної звички назавжди. Починайте негайно!

Author: Чак Поланік
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212644
Size: 77.83 MB
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from the Author: Чак Поланік. Блискуча екранізація! Найскандальніша книжка 90-х! Роман, у якому вустами Чака Поланіка заговорило «покоління ікс», що вже втратило всі ілюзії та сподівання. Суспільство схоже на конвеєр, де люди з порожніми очима виконують механічну роботу, щоб продукувати їжу, одяг, меблі, автомобілі… Усі ті речі, без яких неможливе життя сучасної людини. Які, власне, і замінили їй сенс життя… Особистість замість геніальних ідей здатна тепер давати лише сировину для виробництва мила… Та, втративши все, можна здобути свободу… Цей роман не лише розхитує основи. Він підриває їх, як терорист підриває вибухівкою хмарочос. Він буде бити в обличчя фактами, які важко спростувати. А вам залишиться лише, як боксеру-невдасі, пропускати удар за ударом. Без надії на хепі-енд, але з надією, що на місці знищеної цивілізації відродиться щось більш людяне. Що хтось пожаліє китів, яких вбивають заради коштовних парфумів. Що рак і безсоння не будуть вбивати. Що можна буде посміятися над смертю. Побачити її страшну красу. І зрозуміти сенс життя.

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Author: Myra Schneider
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846424003
Size: 11.26 MB
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Writing My Way Through Cancer from the Author: Myra Schneider. 'In this highly readable book about a personal way of dealing with potentially life-threatening illness, we follow author, broadcaster and acclaimed poet Myra Schneider through her journey from diagnosis to recovery from breast cancer. One of the book's special gifts is to make us feel we are engaged in an absorbing conversation with a friend, a friend who is full of courage, sensitivity and hope, but manages at the same time to be completely honest about the terror, anger and times of darkness that such a diagnosis brings.' - Caduceus 'Although, as its title suggests, this book concentrates on writing for cancer sufferers, its advice is equally valid for people suffering from other problems, whether physical, emotional or practical. It shows the empowering effect of writing; how it can help to make sense when the world chaotic; how it can keep you focused when your life is falling apart. This is an inspiring read, made so by the author's frankness, warmth and honesty, which breathe through the pages.' - Writing Magazine 'Reading someone else's journal is so engaging; When that person is a poet and has experienced a life threatening illness, the reading becomes inspiring. Myra Schneider is not only a poet and author but also a teacher. Her guide lines for therapeutic writing are clear and had me reaching for a pen. It would be a very valuable book for most clients who have been, or are going through, illness or any difficult experience, to try the visualisations and writing ideas. These, and the whole book, would be extremely useful for therapists working in any setting. Buy it!' - HCPJ 'Myra, an established poet and author of a handbook on writing for personal development, clearly found her writing enormously supportive throughout the cancer experience. She clearly and simply offers exercises and routes to self-expression and exploration.' - The British Journal of General Practice 'In this moving account [Myra Schneider] tackles with endearing honesty her personal experience of breast cancer. Myra takes us from diagnosis through the long painful route to recovery by developing the journal she decided to keep through her experiences. By sharing her journal with us, Myra has provided a window onto an experience which many people, finding themselves in a similar situation, will take comfort and inspiration from.' - Lapidus Magazine 'While this book provides an intimate portrayal of the author's experience of breast cancer, the writing is often humorous and ultimately uplifting. It will be of interest to people with breast cancer and to those supporting them, and to health professionals for the psychological insights offered.' - Breast Cancer Care News Diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2000, poet and author Myra Schneider turned to her writing to help her come to terms with the experience. In this thoughtful and readable book, she illustrates how writing helped her through diagnosis, treatment and recovery as well as the change in self-image following her mastectomy. In her frank expression of intense fear, anger and doubt, Myra Schneider includes notes and finished poems written during her period of recovery. She also offers practical support in the form of therapeutic writing suggestions for cancer sufferers, whether they are experienced authors or have never written before. Bringing together an unsparing but ultimately uplifting first-hand account of life with cancer and advice about writing as therapy, this engaging and positive book shows the benefits of expressing the self through writing. It will provide inspiration and support to anyone affected by cancer and useful insight for professionals involved in the care of cancer patients.

Art For The People

Author: Michael K. Corbin
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456729640
Size: 19.88 MB
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Art For The People from the Author: Michael K. Corbin. Art rocks! Yet, art isn't just about finding the perfect place in your home for that great painting or sculpture. Art is a thrilling, all consuming, drop dead joyride and it exists for the everyday person. Picking up where his multi award-winning memoir, "The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector's Journal" leaves off, join collector and author Michael K. Corbin in "Art For The People: A Collector's Journal," the third installment of his unique series. It's a heartbreaking, hilarious and meandering trip through the world of contemporary art and life. Corbin shows us that art shouldn't be merely "beautiful," but it's also about social movement and political engagement. Art is the language of cities, nations and world culture. Dozens of full color illustrations from Corbin's own collection and beyond are included. Buckle up for another breathless, spectacular journey.

Dangerous Waters

Author: David Philpott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595137822
Size: 19.65 MB
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Dangerous Waters from the Author: David Philpott. For David Philpott, a successful middle-aged land-developer, the rebellion against his "perfect" life begins innocently enough with his decision to buy a bicycle. Soon he is cycling several miles a day before breakfast; then he decides to bicycle to his annual Florida vacation. The next stop is riding across Canada. This bike journey only whets Philpott's appetite for adventure, however, and soon he becomes preoccupied with the ultimate challenge: a solo sail around the world. From Halifax he sails to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and then out into the Atlantic. During the endless days on the water, Philpott goes back over his life, his attitudes, his accomplishments and dissatisfactions, in a rite of passage that turns into catastrophe when a storm wrecks his boat, leaving him helpless and drifting, running out of food and water, and coming to grips with the increasing certainty that he will die alone at sea.

Stuck In The Middle With You

Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307952843
Size: 44.30 MB
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Stuck In The Middle With You from the Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be. With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, Stuck in the Middle with You is a brilliant meditation on raising—and on being—a child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Burnt Mountain

Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446572195
Size: 80.99 MB
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Burnt Mountain from the Author: Anne Rivers Siddons. From one of our most acclaimed writers comes this dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother and by the man she loves Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love...and first heartbreak. Years later, Thayer marries Aengus, an Irish professor, and they move into her deceased grandmother's house in Atlanta, only miles from Camp Edgewood on Burnt Mountain where her father died years ago in a car accident. There, Aengus and Thayer lead quiet and happy lives until Aengus is invited up to the camp to tell old Irish tales to the campers. As Aengus spends less time at home and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets-about her mother, her first love, and, most devastating of all, her husband.

The Empty Lot Next Door

Author: Arthur M Jr Mills
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450072224
Size: 45.81 MB
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The Empty Lot Next Door from the Author: Arthur M Jr Mills. "Based on true events of a haunting in Austin, Texas"--P. [1] of cover.