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Author : Augusten Burroughs
ISBN : 9780857895172
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative memoir. Outrageously fuinny and scorchingly honest. You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the underground, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten had twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr are dashed by the grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken life - and live it sober.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memoir Ii

Author : A. P. Vinogradov
ISBN : 9781933789354
Genre : Science
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This reference summarizes and tabulates most of the published knowledge of its time, providing a comprehensive presentation of more than 60 elements found in marine organisms. Extensive data, including 327 tables, on various marine groups from planktonic and nonplanktonic algae through fishes should be particularly valuable to investigators in biochemistry and physiology, geology, chemical oceanography, and nutrition. This edition, translated from the original Russian publications by Julia Efron and Jane K. Setlow, contains additional data and observations, not previously published elsewhere, which were added by Vinogradov in the preparation of the translation. The extensive bibliography of more than 2,000 titles was prepared by Virginia Odum.
Category: Science

Eyes Too Dry

Author : Alice Chipkin
ISBN : 1760680036
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Meet Tava, a 24-year-old medical student in a deep depression. Alice, her friend and housemate, is trying to figure out how to support her. Time unravels, leaving both women bewildered at the emotional landscapes that have opened before them. Eyes Too Dry started out as a series of private conversations between the authors by way of a comic-in-correspondence. Their decision to make this work public was fueled by their struggle to find stories and artwork that spoke to their experiences of encountering depression, suicidal ideation, and emotional weight. In a world that tells us to "keep calm and carry on," they are offering a narrative that is vulnerable, honest, and uncertain. They hope to add new ways to talk about, visualize and relate to these complex emotions.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Our First Hero Premier Sir Richard Dry

Author : Nigel Burch
ISBN : 9780987371379
Genre : History
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Sir Richard Dry was the most popular and revered figure of 19th Century Tasmania. Was he also Australia’s first gay political leader? You decide. He was extraordinarily generous, gregarious, hospitable and public spirited. Though endowed with little business sense and afflicted by gambling, he inherited considerable wealth, which he enjoyed and spread around liberally. His great passions were education, railways, self-government and opposition to the convict system. Sadly, he died just before our first railway was completed.
Category: History

Lust Wonder

Author : Augusten Burroughs
ISBN : 9781250082367
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust & Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Home Dry In Normandy

Author : George East
ISBN : 9781409105824
Genre : Travel
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The brilliantly entertaining true story of how one couple set out with a dream of moving to France - and got far more than they ever bargained for. HOME & DRY IN NORMANDY is the first of two books following the adventures of George and Donella East as they try to realise their dream of living the good life in rural France. After months of property-hunting, the couple arrive at The Mill of the Flea, a dilapidated and long-abandoned eighteenth-century water mill set in ten acres of fields, woods, streams and mud in the heart of the magical Cotentin peninsula of Normandy. There, the Easts set about renovating the farmhouse and tiny mill cottage on a shoestring budget. As they struggle to adapt to a very different life and culture, the Easts find themselves with an unofficial estate manager as René Ribet moves on to their land in his ancient caravan. René will, he says, help them learn the ways of the countryside while returning the mill to its former glory. To the innocents abroad he appears a godsend. To the locals in the nearby village of Néhou, however, René Ribet is known as The Fox of Cotentin, notorious for his wily money-making schemes. Financial success eludes the couple but they gradually find their place amongst the characterful locals and develop an unlikely and enduring friendship with René. As the seasons pass, the couple finally realise that the real treasure has been around them all the time...
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Snake Music A Detroit Memoir

Author : J. Patrick Reilly
ISBN : 9781105925122
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Snake Music is a coming-of-age story set in the 1940s and 1950s in an inner-city Catholic neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. The author, J. Patrick Reilly, describes his struggles to cope with his mother's near-fatal descent into mental illness, his father's alcoholism and early death, his family's desperate financial straits, and a devastating accident that crippled him for several years. In the midst of these challenges, Snake Music shows the redeeming power of a loving mother, good humor, and a love for music. Reilly reveals an old and terrible family secret and its multigenerational consequences, while telling his own story through the eyes of the boy he was at each stage of his memoir. Snake Music makes the reader laugh out loud, and sometimes cry.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Memoir On The Indian Surveys

Author : Clements R. Markham
ISBN : 9781108079921
Genre : History
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This comprehensive 1871 work on British surveys of India covers sea and land mapping from the seventeenth century.
Category: History

Coming Up Trumps A Memoir

Author : Jean Trumpington
ISBN : 9781447265351
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller. In this characteristically trenchant memoir, the indomitable Jean Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life. The daughter of an officer in the Bengal Lancers and an American heiress, Jean Campbell-Harris was born into a world of considerable privilege, but the Wall Street Crash entirely wiped out her mother's fortune. At fifteen, the young Jean Campbell-Harris was sent to Paris to study but two years later, with the outbreak of the Second World War, she became a land girl. However, she quickly changed direction, joining naval intelligence at Bletchley Park, where she stayed for the rest of the war. After the war she worked first in Paris and then on Madison Avenue, New York, with advertising's 'mad men'. It was here that she met her husband, the historian Alan Barker, and their marriage, in 1954, ushered in the happiest period of her life before embarking on her distinguished political career, as a Cambridge City councillor, Mayor of Cambridge and, then, in 1980, a life peer. Forthright, witty and deliciously opinionated, Coming Up Trumps is a wonderfully readable account of a life very well lived.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Waxing And Waning A Memoir Of An Amateur Astronomer

Author : James Hannon
ISBN : 9781499038941
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The true story of my life as an amateur astronomer. I tell of all the start and stops in the hobby as I past through different stages of my life, always returning to astronomy. The love of the night sky has remained with me ever since I discovered the stars at the age of five.
Category: Biography & Autobiography