Category: Autobiography

  • A Man in Love (My Struggle, Book 2)

    By Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Translated by means of Don Bartlett

    Karl Ove Knausgaard leaves his spouse and every little thing he understands in Oslo for a clean commence in Stockholm. There he moves up a deep and aggressive friendship with Geir and pursues Linda, a gorgeous poet who captivated him years ago.

    A guy in Love, the second one booklet of six within the My fight cycle, sees Knausgaard write of tempestuous relationships, the pains of parenthood and an urge to create nice paintings. His singular perception and exhilarating honesty has to be learn to be believed.

    "This merits to be known as probably the main major literary firm of our times"
    -- Rachel Cusk, Guardian
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  • South End Boy: Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous '30s and '40s

    In this memoir Jim Bennet introduces us to Halifax of the Nineteen Thirties and '40s: one packed with coal smoke and rival gangs, chuffing freight trains and pine tar cleaning soap. he's taking the reader in addition to him ''down the bank'' and stale to adventures all around the city's south finish and past, providing a glimpse of formative years the place a tender boy had unfastened rein some distance past his yard.

    For Jim and his neighbours, the playground was once the beach, the tracks, the ponds and parks, the tramcars, the Commons, the fortress, and extra. via his eyes, we see the impression because of the second one international conflict on day-by-day relations life.

    Jim Bennet's keep in mind of the main points of standard existence -- visible from the point of view of a boy starting to be up into his young people -- and his present for storytelling are obvious during this relaxing publication. it's going to carry stories flooding again for a few readers; for others, it bargains a window into formative years at a time whilst the realm used to be quickly changing.

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  • Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

    By Leymah Gbowee, Carol Mithers


    In a time of dying and terror, Leymah Gbowee introduced Liberia’s ladies together—and jointly they led a state to peace.

    As a tender lady, Leymah Gbowee used to be damaged through the Liberian civil struggle, a brutal clash that tore aside her existence and claimed the lives of numerous family members and pals. Years of struggling with destroyed her country—and shattered Gbowee’s girlhood hopes and goals. As a tender mom trapped in a nightmare of family abuse, she stumbled on the braveness to show her bitterness into motion, propelled through her attention that it really is ladies who are suffering so much in the course of conflicts—and that the facility of ladies operating jointly can create an unstoppable strength. In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Gbowee helped arrange after which led the Liberian Mass motion for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim girls who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia’s ruthless president and insurgent warlords, or even held a intercourse strike. With a military of ladies, Gbowee helped lead her kingdom to peace—in the method rising as a global chief who replaced heritage. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a trip from hopelessness to empowerment that may contact all who dream of a higher world.


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  • The Point of View (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 22)

    By Søren Kierkegaard

    Publish yr note: First released in 1962

    As a religious autobiography, Kierkegaard's The standpoint for My paintings as an Author stands between such nice works as Augustine's "Confessions" and Newman's "Apologia seasoned Vita Sua." but "Point of View" is neither a confession nor a security; it truly is an author's tale of a life of writing, his knowing of the maze of enormously different works that make up his oeuvre.

    Upon the approaching ebook of the second one version of "Either/Or," Kierkegaard back meant to stop writing. Now was once the time for an instantaneous "report to history" at the authorship as a complete. as well as Point of View, which was once released posthumously, the current quantity additionally comprises On My paintings as an Author, a modern alternative, and the significant other piece Armed Neutrality.
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  • My Prizes: An Accounting

    By Thomas Bernhard

    A meeting of marvelous and viciously humorous reminiscences from one of many 20th century’s most renowned literary enfants terribles.

    Written in 1980 yet released right here for the 1st time, those texts inform the tale of some of the farces that constructed round the literary prizes Thomas Bernhard bought in his lifetime. no matter if it was once the Bremen Literature Prize, the Grillparzer Prize, or the Austrian kingdom Prize, his participation within the popularity ceremony—always under gracious, it needs to be said—resulted in scandal (only on the awarding of the prize from Austria’s Federal Chamber of trade did Bernhard believe at domestic: he obtained that one, he acknowledged, in attractiveness of the nice instance he set for shopkeeping apprentices). And the remuneration hooked up with the prizes awarded him with possibilities for adventure—of the new-house and luxury-car style.

    Here is a portrait of the author as a prizewinner: laconic, sardonic, and shaking his head with biting leisure on the international and at himself. A revelatory paintings of extraordinary comedy, the top of Bernhardian paintings.
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  • Two in the Bush

    By Gerald Durrell

    Within the Bush is a checklist of the six-month trip which took Gerald Durrell, his spouse Jacquie, and cameramen via New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. the thing used to be, first, to work out what used to be being performed concerning the conservation of untamed existence in those international locations, and, secondly, to make a sequence of tv movies for the BBC. They have been brought to many infrequent and noteworthy animals – Royal Albatrosses, Tuataras, Duck-Billed Platypuses, Flying Lizards and Long-Nosed Bandicoots, in addition to to a couple both strange humans.
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  • André the Giant: A Legendary Life

    By Michael Krugman

    The unforgettable tale of everyone’s favourite giant—and a lifestyles minimize short—wrestler and actor Andre the Giant.

    At seven-foot-five, 400 and fifty kilos, André the large was once a residing, respiring legend—a behemoth taking up all comers. Billed as “the 8th ask yourself of the World,” he was once the best allure in activities leisure and some of the most well-known athletes within the world.

    André the enormous: A mythical Life is the tale of the way his huge, immense air of secrecy and indisputable presence aided global Wrestling Federation's explosive upward push to the vanguard of pop culture. André's battles with such competitors as Ernie Ladd, Killer Khan, significant John Studd, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Randy “Macho Man” Savage are certifiable classics, whereas his epic WrestleMania III fit with Hulk Hogan—before 93,000—still holds the list for greatest attendance.

    Outside the hoop, André Roussimoff was once both formidable—his voluminous urge for food for all times is the stuff of legends. in addition, André was once one of the first wrestlers to pass over into pop superstardom with roles in such tv sequence as The Six Million greenback Man and flicks like The Princess Bride.

    André's fabulous story is advised via his so much memorable fits, with recollections and reminiscences from the folk closest to him. as well as blow-by-blow research of his maximum in-ring triumphs, writer Michael Krugman takes us backstage to work out how this outstanding athlete struggled along with his dimension and his stardom, in addition to his struggle with crippling soreness as a result of either his occupation and the ailment that made him who he was.

    André the enormous: A mythical Life is the true-life tall story of 1 of the main influential and loved Superstars in activities leisure historical past.
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  • Dirty Rocker Boys

    By Bobbie Brown

    An uncensored Hollywood tell-all full of particular stories of affection, intercourse, and revenge from the video vixen made well-known by way of Warrant’s rock anthem “Cherry Pie.”

    Who may well put out of your mind the attractive “Cherry Pie” lady from hair steel band Warrant’s notorious tune video? Bobbie Brown turned a bona fide vixen for her playful function because the item of lead singer Jani Lane’s wishes. however the wide-eyed Louisiana good looks queen’s personal goals of creating it enormous in la have been approximately to be derailed through her rock-and-roll way of life. After her tumultuous marriage to Jani imploded, and her engagement to fast-living Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee led to a drug haze—followed through his marriage later to Pamela Anderson—Bobbie made up our minds it used to be time Hollywood’s most well liked bachelors received a flavor in their personal medication. the first step: get excessive. Step : get even.

    In an enthralling, thoroughly uncensored confessional, Bobbie explicitly recounts a existence between the most well-known males in Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Costner, Mark McGrath, Dave Navarro, Sebastian Bach, Ashley Hamilton, Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Orgy’s Jay Gordon, and lots of extra. No guy was once off limits because the fun-loving bombshell spiraled into extra, anger, and addiction.

    Bobbie survived the party—barely—and her riveting, cautionary comeback story is stuffed with the wildest tales of intercourse, medicinal drugs, and rock and roll ever advised.
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  • The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

    Read the bestselling ebook that encouraged the ABC tv series.

    As America's Mercury Seven astronauts have been introduced on death-defying missions, tv cameras keen on the courageous smiles in their younger other halves. in a single day, those girls have been reworked from army spouses into American royalty. that they had tea with Jackie Kennedy, seemed at the disguise of Life journal, and fast grew into type icons.

    Annie Glenn, together with her picture-perfect marriage, was once the envy of the opposite other halves; JFK made it transparent that platinum-blonde Rene wood worker was once his favourite; and authorized pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a mystery that had to remain hidden from NASA. including the opposite other halves they shaped the Astronaut other halves membership, supplying each other with aid and friendship, espresso and cocktails.

    As their big name rose-and as divorce and tragedy started to contact their lives-the better halves persevered to rally jointly, forming bonds that will stand up to the try of time, they usually have stayed neighbors for over part a century. THE ASTRONAUT better halves membership tells the tale of the ladies who stood beside many of the greatest heroes in American historical past. Show description

  • Dust to Dust: A Memoir

    By Benjamin Busch

    Tim O’Brien meets Annie Dillard during this awesome memoir by way of debut writer Benjamin Busch. even more than a struggle memoir, Dust to Dust brilliantly explores the passage via a lifetime—a relocating meditation on existence and dying, the adventures of adolescence and revelations of maturity. probably traditional issues tackle a wide ranging radiance while tested through this embellished Marine officer—veteran of 2 strive against excursions in Iraq—actor at the hit HBO sequence The Wire, and son of acclaimed novelist Frederick Busch. primarily, Benjamin Busch is a very remarkable new literary expertise as evidenced through his exemplary debut, Dust to Dust—an unique, emotionally strong, and unusually fresh tackle an American soldier’s story.

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