Category: Memoir

  • All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs

    By Elie Wiesel

    In this primary quantity of his two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his youth stories of a standard and loving Jewish relatives in the Romanian village of Sighet throughout the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of religious fight, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust's martyrs and survivors and for the kingdom of Israel, and as a spokesman for humanity.  With sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs.

    "From the abyss of the loss of life camps Wiesel has come as a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge, yet with certainly one of brotherhood and atonement."
    --From the quotation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

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  • Jacky Daydream

    By Jacqueline Wilson

    Jacqueline Wilson, Britain’s Children’s Laureate, takes a glance again at her personal early life during this appealing tale of friendships, loneliness, books, toys, mom and dad and masses extra. With images and new illustrations via Nick Sharratt, this publication will satisfaction all of Jacky’s enthusiasts — and be a deal with for brand spanking new readers too.
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  • The Last Lecture

    By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

    Loads of professors provide talks titled "The final Lecture." Professors are requested to contemplate their death and to ruminate on what concerns such a lot to them. And whereas they communicate, audiences can not help yet mull an identical query: What knowledge may we impart to the international if we knew it used to be our final likelihood? If we needed to vanish the next day, what may we wish as our legacy?

    When Randy Pausch, a working laptop or computer technological know-how professor at Carnegie Mellon, used to be requested to offer this type of lecture, he did not have to visualize it as his final, considering the fact that he had lately been clinically determined with terminal melanoma. however the lecture he gave--"Really reaching Your adolescence Dreams"--wasn't approximately death. It was once concerning the significance of overcoming hindrances, of permitting the goals of others, of seizing each second (because "time is all you have...and you could locate at some point that you've got lower than you think"). It used to be a summation of every thing Randy had come to think. It used to be approximately living.

    In this e-book, Randy Pausch has mixed the humor, thought and intelligence that made his lecture the sort of phenomenon and given it an indelible shape. it's a publication that would be shared for generations to come.

    "We can't switch the playing cards we're dealt, simply how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch

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  • Pasados los setenta V: Diarios (1991-1996)

    By Ernst Jünger

    Se cierra con este volumen uno de los documentos memorialísticos más completos y representativos del siglo xx, que Ernst Jünger inició con su Diario de l. a. primera guerra mundial, prosiguió con los diarios que dedicó a su vida como oficial de los angeles Wehrmacht en el París ocupado de los años cuarenta y culminó con l. a. serie de Pasados los setenta, que ahora llega a su fin. Jünger, que en su juventud llevó una existencia azarosa y en su madurez cultivó un saber fáustico y common, se acerca en estas páginas al tramo ultimate de su vida como un viejo guerrero convencido de que «la esperanza llega siempre más lejos que el temor». En esta entrega, que finaliza en 1996, dos años antes de su fallecimiento, Jünger nos regala nuevos comentarios sobre sus autores más queridos —compañeros fieles como Nietzsche o Schopenhauer— así como sobre su vida de lector apasionado; reflexiona acerca de su vida en los frentes bélicos y se obsesiona con el ambivalente influjo de los angeles técnica en nuestro tiempo; finalmente, como un nuevo Linneo en su jardín, describe maravillosamente los efectos de las estaciones en l. a. naturaleza que le rodea en su refugio de Wilflingen.
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  • Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour

    By Dan Dunn

    Read the e-book Sammy Hagar calls "kick-ass, balls to the wall rock n roll cranked to ear-bleed levels."

    Many humans drink, few do it professionally. My identify is Dan Dunn and that i eat alcohol for a living.

    That’s correct. i am getting paid to run round boozing, carousing, and stepping into all demeanour of hassle, all within the identify of protecting the “adult beverage beat” for probably the most iconic manufacturers on the earth, Playboy.
    I hereby invite you to hitch me, as I behavior “revealing” resort room interviews with porn stars in los angeles; pass Zip Cat racing in Scotland with Stifler from American Pie; flip the notoriously posh Pebble Peach Wine match into the chance for a 3-day bender (thank God for my trusty voice recorder); take pleasure in whiskey-fueled romantic encounters in alleyways at the back of East Village watering holes; get forcibly faraway from a boxing fit at a Vegas on line casino (thanks to an unlucky false impression concerning plenty of liquor, and the flag of Cuba); get dumped by means of my stripper/med scholar female friend (mid-lap dance, no much less) easily for no longer being "husband material;” get up bare on a big-shot Hollywood producer’s front room flooring; and research, the tough means, why by no means to reserve an Irish automobile bomb in a Dublin pub.
    Along the best way, I’ll proportion with you the hard-won knowledge from a lifestyles lived loaded, together with how one can amass a kick-ass choice of bar memorabilia, to the way to be Yankee and live on bars within the sticks, to easy methods to keep the precise buzz in the course of air shuttle. And for these of you actually fascinated by cocktails, I’ve even integrated sixteen unique recipes created just for this ebook by the world's best-known practitioners of the mixocological arts. you could thank me later.
    A bawdy barroom confessional that leaves no shot glass un-shot, no beer un-chugged, no power paramour un-hit-upon, this is often the main interesting and sincere publication in regards to the ingesting lifestyles ever written. no less than, ever written by way of me.
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  • Downtown: My Manhattan

    By Pete Hamill

    In Downtown, Pete Hamill leads us on an unforgettable trip throughout the urban he loves, from the island's southern tip to occasions sq., combining a relocating memoir of his days and nights in ny with a passionate heritage of its such a lot enduring locations and people.
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  • Finding Jim

    By Susan Oakey-Baker

    Finding Jim describes Susan Oakey-Bakers fight to confront the realities of existence after the dying of her husband, well known mountain advisor Jim Haberl, the 1st Canadian to summit the main tough mountain on the planet: K2. For fifteen years that they had frolicked adventuring jointly around the globe: snowboarding the Himalaya, rafting in Nepal and mountain climbing in North the USA. In time, they acquired married, solidified a house for themselves in Whistler, British Columbia, and deliberate on beginning a kin. however the destiny Susan had imagined was once now not intended to be, and while Jim used to be killed in an avalanche within the collage variety of Wrangell-St. Elias nationwide Park in Alaska, she used to be confronted with a loss more than something she ever can have expected.

    After Jims dying, Susan hung out retracing the adventures they took jointly, in a determined and obsessive try to assemble and carry directly to as many thoughts of him as she may. She travelled to where in Alaska the place he misplaced his lifestyles; searched the Queen Charlotte Islands the place they'd first met; trekked to the pinnacle of Mount Kilimanjaro the place they'd journeyed the 12 months sooner than his demise; and scoured the hills round their Whistler domestic for lines of the guy she had anticipated to spend the remainder of her lifestyles with.

    In the spirit of books like Joan DidionsThe yr of Magical Thinking and Maria Coffeys Fragile Edge, Susan Oakey-Baker writes eloquently of her efforts to relive and reanalyze her husband's demise, to defy the discomfort that this type of loss motives and include the therapeutic strength of mountains, event and barren region as she reimagines her new life.

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  • La Petite: A Memoir

    By Michèle Halberstadt, Linda Coverdale

    In La Petite, the well known French author and picture manufacturer Michèle Halberstadt vividly recounts the painful occasions that surrounded the demise of her liked grandfather whilst she was once twelve years previous. Michèle’s mom preferred her older sister, her father used to be emotionally distant, her lecturers dismissive, and her friends a overseas species. Her grandfather on my own had given her a picture of herself that she may possibly include. After he died, there not anything left for her. sooner or later she made up our minds that she’d had sufficient of existence. The drugs within the toilet have been close by and the temptation of falling asleep without end used to be irresistible.

    La Petite is neither grim nor sentimental. Halberstadt, the recipient of either the Legion d’Honneur and the Ordre du Mérite, France’s so much prestigious awards, has completely captured the feelings of the little lady she as soon as used to be. each lady will realize whatever of herself during this relocating tale approximately adolescent grief, solitude, and awakening.

    Translated from the French by means of Linda Coverdale.
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  • Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)

    By Edwidge Danticat

    From the age of 4, award-winning author Edwidge Danticat got here to think about her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” whilst she was once positioned in his care after her mom and dad left Haiti for the USA. And so she was once either elated and saddened while, at twelve, she joined her mom and dad and youngest brothers in big apple urban. As Edwidge made a existence in a brand new kingdom, adjusting to being far-off from such a lot of who she enjoyed, she and her family members persevered to worry for the security of these nonetheless in Haiti because the political state of affairs deteriorated.

    In 2004, they entered right into a terrifying story of excellent humans stuck up in occasions past their keep watch over. Brother i am Dying is an staggering true-life epic, advised on an intimate scale by way of considered one of our best writers.
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