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Acting My Face

Author : Anthony James
ISBN : 9781617039867
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Actor Anthony James has played killers, psychopaths, and other twisted characters throughout his Hollywood career. In the summer of 1967, James made his motion picture debut as the murderer in the Academy Award–winning Best Picture, In the Heat of the Night. His role in the 1992 Academy Award–winning Best Picture, Unforgiven, culminated a unique, twenty-eight year career. Behind his menacing and memorable face, however, is a thoughtful, gentle man, one who muses deeply on the nature of art and creativity and on the family ties that have sustained him. James’s Acting My Face renders Hollywood through the eyes and experience of an established character actor. James appeared on screen with such legendary stars as Clint Eastwood, Bette Davis, Gene Hackman, and Sidney Poitier, and in such classic television shows as Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie’s Angels, and The A-Team. Yet, it is his mother’s heroic story that captures his imagination. In an odyssey which in 1940 took her and her newly wedded husband from Greece to a small southern town in America where she bore her only child, James’s mother suffered the early death of her husband when James was only eight years old. In the blink of an eye, she went from grand hostess of her husband’s lavish parties to hotel maid. But like the lioness she was, she fought with great ferocity and outrageous will in her relentless devotion to James’s future. And so it was, that on an August morning in 1960, eighteen-year-old James and his mother took a train from South Carolina three thousand miles to Hollywood, California, to realize his dream of an acting career. They possessed only two hundred dollars, their courage, and an astonishing degree of naiveté. After his retirement in 1994, James and his mother moved to Arlington, Massachusetts, where he concentrated on his painting and poetry. His mother died in 2008 at the age of ninety-four, still a lioness protecting her beloved son. Acting My Face is an unusual memoir, one that explores the true nature of a working life in Hollywood and how aspirations and personal devotion are forged into a career.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

If I Understood You Would I Have This Look On My Face

Author : Alan Alda
ISBN : 9780812989168
Genre : Self-Help
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor. “Invaluable.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of You’re the Only One I Can Tell and You Just Don’t Understand Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us. In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, looking for clues in another’s face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become “in sync” with them, and know what they are thinking and feeling—especially when you’re talking about the hard stuff. Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Exploring empathy-boosting games and exercises, If I Understood You is a funny, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our lives—with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond. “Alda uses his trademark humor and a well-honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us.”—Forbes “Alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.”—Charlie Rose
Category: Self-Help

Hate My Face

Author : Charles Crouch
ISBN : 9780615419930
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More And More Veils Lifted From My Face

Author : Esther Okwata
ISBN : 9781449071455
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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More and More Veils Lifted From My Face is more than just Esther's life experience. It will inspire and encourage you as a reader to walk with Jesus. You will also learn to persevere knowing that even amongst hardship, there is also happiness, but only if you receive Jesus Christ as your savior. For Esther, she thought that to be a good Christian was to be humble, carry the Bible and go to church every Sunday. But that was not enough. It was not until she realized God's amazing Grace through the way of salvation that she saw a different page in her life. She was redeemed, became a happy and hopeful person. She confesses that God lifted a veil from her face to know and see the hidden things that she had not known. She remained stagnant for a long time, trying to rely on people to help her stand and walk as a saved Christian, but it wasn't easy because they failed her. Yet another veil was lifted from her face, and she began to rely on God, not man. It is very interesting to know that our faces are covered by so many thin veils, that God Himself lifts for us to see what is happening in the spiritual world. The pivotal part in this book is the instant miracle God performed in Esther's life. That was her biggest turning point, and she encourages people who are not certain about miracles, that they are real, and they still happen
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Seek My Face

Author : Arthur Green
ISBN : 9781580231305
Genre : Religion
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Arthur Green's classic work of contemporary Jewish theology, revised and updated. He tackles the topics of the reality of God, creation, revelation, and the return to God that are so much a part of our times. It is a profound, deeply personal statement of the lasting truths of Jewish mysticism and the basic faith claims of Judaism.
Category: Religion

The Morning Otto Preminger Spit In My Face

Author : Conrad J. Doerr
ISBN : 9781479715961
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is a compilation of stories covering close encounters the author had with the famous and near-famous, covering many years of observing and sometimes meeting the greats; think Judy Garland, Josef Von Sternberg, Ed Sullivan, Eleanor Powell, Abbe Lane, Donald O’Connor, Anna May Wong, Debbie Reynolds, Ronald Reagan, Gloria Swanson, Michael Feinstein, Hedy Lamarr, Bob Hope, Bette Davis, et al. You’ll find no muck-raking, no exposes or tell-alls—just real life encounters told through an affectionate prism. Well, maybe Preminger was an exception.)
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Act 1

Author : Andrew Keenan-Bolger
ISBN : 9780698403765
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A show-stopping series about life in the spotlight from Broadway actors and internet sensations Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead Twelve-year-old Jack Goodrich was a Broadway star, with two shows under his belt and a third in rehearsals. But when his voice suddenly changes, Jack and his parents leave the spotlight and move far from New York City to Shaker Heights, Ohio. While Jack hopes to leave his Broadway past behind, his new neighbor refuses to let him off the hook. Louisa is a self-proclaimed "musical theater nerd" and can hardly believe when an actor moves to town. What's more, the local theater has announced auditions for her favorite show, Into the Woods. As the audition date looms nearer, the two are faced with difficult choices. Should Jack risk humiliation and return to the stage? Will Louisa have confidence to go it alone? And can friendship survive all those complicated octave leaps?
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Elizabeth Vaughan
ISBN : 1101477741
Genre : Fiction
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“Vaughan’s brawny barbarian romance recreates the delicious feeling of adventure and the thrill of exploring mysterious cultures created by Robert E. Howard in his Conan books and makes for a satisfying escapist read with its enjoyable romance between a plucky, near-naked heroine and a truly heroic hero.”—Booklist The daughter of a Warrior King, Lara was trained as a healer. With her father dead and her incompetent half-brother on the throne, the kingdom is in danger of falling to warring Firelanders. Unable to depose her sibling or negotiate peace, Lara serves her people by healing the warriors—on both sides of the conflict—who are injured in battle. Lara finds herself educated in her enemy’s language and customs in return for her attention and compassion. She never expects that her deeds, done in good faith, would lead to the handsome and mysterious Firelander Warlord demanding her in exchange for a cease-fire. To save her land and her people, Lara trades her freedom to become the Warprize.
Category: Fiction

Those Tracks On My Face

Author : Barbara Holborow
ISBN : 9780980597233
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No-one knows more about children in trouble than Barbara Holborow. In this best-selling book, Barbara draws on the knowledge and wisdom acquired in her many years as a Children's Court magistrate, where she presided over the best and the worst of children, and those dealing with them. She tells the story of her own life as well, and in these pages there is a wealth of practical advice for those who want the best out of the most valuable thing in our lives - our children. - - - - - - - - - "Times change, ideas about'good parenting' come and go, but what Barbara Holborow knows about children in trouble is still true, wise and relevant - because kids never change. During her 20 years in the Children's Court she witnessed both the tragedy of kids gone wrong and the triumph of young adultsre-making their lives. She talked tough but kept her eyes and heart open - and luckily for us parents, wrote this book, which hasbecome a best-seller." - - - - Jennifer Byrne, journalist, and host ofABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Help

Author : Kathryn Stockett
ISBN : 9781440697661
Genre : Fiction
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The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...
Category: Fiction