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Dry

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

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

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

Memoir Of M H Khan

Author : M H Khan
ISBN : 9781861515698
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Musharraf Husain Khan, born in 1931 in what was then part of East Pakistan, embarked on a naval career which eventually led to his promotion to Admiral. He became a leading figure in the government of the new country of Bangladesh, and as Chief of the Naval Staff in the 1970s he even served briefly as Acting President. He lived through the upheavals of the Bangladesh Liberation War and was close to its premier, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was murdered with his family in a bloody coup in 1975. In more peaceful times, M H Khan drove the creation and development of the Bangladesh Navy and led Bangladesh's campaign to persuade India to reduce abstraction from the Ganges, which was causing immense hardship to his country further downriver. In this autobiography he tells his story and reflects on issues vital to his country, from religion and education to shipping, fishing and international relations.
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Running With Scissors

Author : Augusten Burroughs
ISBN : 1429902523
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dry A Memoir

Author : Samar Dana
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SUMMARY: From the bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Dry—the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next.You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had to drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls, and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten landed in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey, Jr., are immediately dashed by the grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click, and 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 Manhattan life—and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is real. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a higher power. Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors and Sellevision. He lives in New York City. You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls, and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten landed in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey, Jr., are immediately dashed by the grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click, and 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 Manhattan life—and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is real. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a higher power. "Beneath the quick-flowing, funny-sad surface of Burroughs's prose lurks considerable complexity: wherever he goes, whatever he's doing, you can feel how badly he wants to drink—as well as the sadness from which that desire comes and courage it takes to make the sadness so funny, all at the same time. If anything, Dry is even more compelling than Burroughs's first outing."—Time"More than a heartbreaking tale; it's a heroic one. As with its predecessor, we finish the book amazed not only that Burroughs can write so brilliantly, but that he's even alive."—People"[A] wrenching, edifying journey . . . with the added benefit of being really entertaining."—The New York Times Book Review "A deeper book than Scissors, revealing Burroughs to be a more accomplished writer, creating scenes of real power."—USA Today "Augusten Burroughs is a wickedly good writer . . . Dry is a great read. Grade A."—Chicago Sun-Times "What makes Dry juicy enough to hold us rapt is not sordid debauchery but the clarity with which Burroughs etches the perilously thin line between control and oblivion. Burroughs draws the cliff so eloquently that we're right there with him when he starts flirting with the brink . . . One day at a time, Burroughs builds a deliberate but compelling story, lining up the shots for us until we have no choice but to knock each one back and then turn the page for the next."—San Francisco Chronicle "Augusten Burroughs's Dry: A Memoir, a brilliant, insightful, and fabulously funny book that charts his road to sobriety . . . Dry catches the reader off guard on every page, challenging what we've come to expect from rehab literature."—Paper magazine "When you are as self-deprecatingly funny and write as vividly and unpretentiously as Burroughs, well, I guess that's free rein to write 100 memoirs—and bring them on immediately."—The Star Tribune (Minneapolis)"Like the alcohol he so enjoys, Burroughs's story of getting dry will go straight into your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and wiped out. Burroughs is a malcontented, successful advertising copywriter in his twenties, gay, living in Manhattan, and owner of a childhood that the word "nightmare" doesn't even begin to cover (as described in Running with Scissors, 2002). Burroughs is an alcoholic . . . he is funny and dark . . . in his own half-mad way, he's an original, a step aslant of the cutting edge, and wonderfully capable of expressing the miseries and sublimities of detox."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Burroughs has a knack for ending up in depraved situations and a vibrant talent for writing about them . . . Readers accustomed to his heady cocktail of fizzy humor and epiphanic poignancy won't be disappointed."—Publishers Weekly
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The American Chemist

Author : Charles Frederick Chandler
ISBN : UOM:39015073145560
Genre : Chemistry
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"American contributions to Chemistry. By Benjamin Silliman." v. 5, p. 70-114, 195-209.
Category: Chemistry

The Mountain And The Fathers

Author : Joe Wilkins
ISBN : 9781582437941
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Depicts the author's life in the harsh world of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana, raised by his young, widowed mother and elderly grandfather amidst the violence, confusion and rural poverty rampant in the area. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography