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Maeve In America

Author : Maeve Higgins
ISBN : 9781101993651
Genre : Humor
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“If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.” —Glamour “Maeve Higgins is hilarious, poignant, conversational, and my favorite Irish import since U2. You’re in for a treat.” —Phoebe Robinson A timely essay collection about life, love, and becoming an American from breakout comedy star and podcaster Maeve Higgins Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the grand old age of thirty-one, she left the only home she’d ever known in search of something more. Like many women in their early thirties, she both was and was not the adult she wanted to be. At once smart, curious, and humane, Maeve in America is the story of how Maeve found herself, literally and figuratively, in New York City. Here are stories of not being able to afford a dress for the ball, of learning to live with yourself while you’re still figuring out how to love yourself, of the true significance of realizing what sort of shelter dog you would be. Self-aware and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection is also a fearless exploration of the awkward questions in life, such as: Is clapping too loudly at a gig a good enough reason to break up with somebody? Is it ever really possible to leave home? Together, the essays in Maeve in America create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a woman who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is, even as she finds the words to make sense of it all.
Category: Humor

Maeve Binchy

Author : Piers Dudgeon
ISBN : 9781466847507
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Maeve Binchy's heartwarming tales of love, life, and loss made her one of America's best-loved storytellers. Her novels, which sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, captured imaginations on both sides of the Atlantic in a way that most authors only dream of. Seared with a truth and honesty that leapt from the page, her stories capture the imagination and continue to win her legions of loyal fans. In this extraordinary biography, Piers Dudgeon reveals that the inspiration for many of her stories came from Maeve's own hard-won experience growing up in Ireland. In the land of her birth and what would become the setting of her novels, Maeve suffered through a difficult adolescence and famously lost her faith before coming to terms with who she was and expressing at last the qualities that would come to define her as both a writer and a person. Drawing on extensive research and humorous personal anecdotes, Maeve Binchy: The Biography celebrates the life of a compassionate, down-to-earth and charming woman who touched hearts around the world and left behind an incredible legacy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The North American Italian Renaissance

Author : Kenneth Scambray
ISBN : 1550711075
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of essays offers the reader a critical analysis of the wide range of Italianese literature written over the last thirty years in North America. While writing by Italians in North America dates back over to the settlement of the New World, the last three decades in both Canada and America can justifiably be termed a renaissance in Italian writing. Both post-war immigrants and second and third generation North America Italians have produced a plethora of works in all literary genres and academic fields. Kenneth Scambray discusses the five major categories representative critical, scholarly, and imaginative works written since the 1970s. In the first three sections on history, folklore, and sociology, he locates the Italian experience socially and culturally in North America. In the following sections Scambray explores the works of selected North American Italian novelists, poets, and playwrights who have written about their Italian ethnic experiences.
Category: Literary Criticism

Maeve Brennan

Author : Angela Bourke
ISBN : UOM:39015059168362
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Born in Dublin in 1917 ro politically active parents, Maeve Brennan's childhood in Ireland was moulded by the cultural ideologies of nationalism and lit by the creative energy of the Abbey and Gate theatres. She was seventeen when her father was appointed to the Irish Legation in Washington DC, where he was the Irish minister throughout WWII. Maeve worked writing fashion copy at Harper's Bazaar until 1949, when William Shawn invited her to joine the New Yorker. Tiny, impeccably groomed, and devestatingly witty, in William Maxwell's words, 'to be around her was to see style invented'. She wrote important fiction, criticism and Talk of the Town pieces for the New Yorker magazine throughout its most influential period in the 1950's and 60's, focusing on memory, migration and identity; her material and women's lives. Had she been black, the political dimensions of her writing, which Angela Bourke explores in this richly researched, wide-ranging study, would undoubtedly have been noted before now. As it is, Maeve Brennan's effect on the people who met her, her eye for human behaviour, clothing and domestic settings, her unsparing reading of literature, her memory of home and her courageous life as a woman alone in metropolitan America make her an icon of the twentieth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Daughters Of Maeve

Author : Gina Sigillito
ISBN : 0806536098
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For Hundreds of Years. . .In Ireland and the New World. . . Irish Women Have Made a Difference From ancient times to the present, Irish women have made their mark in times of peace and war, in Ireland and America. With their accomplishments largely ignored by the history books, these extraordinary women have fought for equality, struggled for independence, and met the challenge of nation building. Courageous, passionate, creative, able to stand tall on the battlefield--and in the kitchen--their stories will inspire brave women everywhere, for the daughters of Maeve have achieved remarkable feats against incredible odds. Meet women such as-- Brigid . . . saint and patroness of Ireland Grace O'Malley . . . pirate queen of Connacht Queen Maeve . . . ancient warrior Clara Dillon Darrow . . . suffragist Mother Jones . . . union leader Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy . . . U.S. first lady Sinead O'Connor . . . singer Mary Robinson . . . president of Ireland Maureen O'Hara . . . actress Sandra Day O'Connor . . . Supreme Court justice Maud Gonne . . . Irish revolutionary This indispensable reference will move, instruct, and empower readers to reach for their dreams as they stand on the shoulders of great Irish women. 50 Fascinating Profiles Gina Sigillito has studied Irish history, art, literature, and politics at the Irish Arts Centre, Ireland House at New York University, and Trinity College, Dublin. She has served as a guest host and producer on the Irish radio program Radio Free Éireann and has traveled extensively throughout Ireland. She is co-author of The Wisdom of the Celts, also available from Citadel Press.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Women

Author : Cheris Kramarae
ISBN : 9781135963156
Genre : Reference
File Size : 66.42 MB
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Category: Reference

Journey To America

Author : Clare Pastore
ISBN : 0425187357
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Follows teenager Fiona McGilray as she and her family leave Ireland during the time of the Potato Famine and travel to their new home in Boston.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Middle Age Beauty

Author : Machel Shull
ISBN : 9781780995755
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"MIDDLE AGE BEAUTY: Soulful secrets from a former face model living Botox free in her forties," features insightful interviews with experts on psychology, health and meditation. While sharing her own first-hand account of how she discovered these tips in her early days as a model in Los Angeles, Machel also shares her vulnerable moments as a woman. This book confronts the acceptance of face fillers and asks the reader to embrace their soul, health and beauty before using synthetic methods to alter their natural self. Also find out: Why Botox can actually accelerate aging. Why you should be cultivating new friendships. Why women make better leaders than men. Why you should never lie about your age. What is the one-dollar wrinkle reducer you need to be toting in your purse? And why you should never stop dreaming at any age. Machel shares twenty years of her personal experience as a face model and actress for the foundation to these soulful secrets. Learn how to have more fun, develop new friendships and why you should think twice before leaving the house in your sweats ever again. Read this book to discover how to unlock the balance to health, soul and while embracing your own natural beauty.
Category: Health & Fitness

Literary Trips

Author : Victoria Brooks
ISBN : 0968613713
Genre : Travel
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24 more tales representing the very best in travel writing, plus thoroughly researched guidebook information.
Category: Travel

Irish America

Author : Maureen Dezell
ISBN : UOM:39015050708612
Genre : History
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The author explores the contributions of Irish Americans to the rich fabric of American life, tracing their influence on art, commerce, politics, culture, and social traditions, and discusses the role of the Catholic Church in Irish-American life, family and community life, and more. 30,.000 first printing.
Category: History