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Stories I Tell Myself

Author : Juan F. Thompson
ISBN : 9781101875865
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hunter S. Thompson, “smart hillbilly,” boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time, writer for The National Observer, et cetera. From the outset he was the Wild Man of American journalism with a journalistic appetite that touched on subjects that drove his sense of justice and intrigue, from biker gangs and 1960s counterculture to presidential campaigns and psychedelic drugs. He lived larger than life and pulled it up around him in a mad effort to make it as electric, anger-ridden, and drug-fueled as possible. Now Juan Thompson tells the story of his father and of their getting to know each other during their forty-one fraught years together. He writes of the many dark times, of how far they ricocheted away from each other, and of how they found their way back before it was too late. He writes of growing up in an old farmhouse in a narrow mountain valley outside of Aspen—Woody Creek, Colorado, a ranching community with Hereford cattle and clover fields . . . of the presence of guns in the house, the boxes of ammo on the kitchen shelves behind the glass doors of the country cabinets, where others might have placed china and knickknacks . . . of climbing on the back of Hunter’s Bultaco Matador trail motorcycle as a young boy, and father and son roaring up the dirt road, trailing a cloud of dust . . . of being taken to bars in town as a small boy, Hunter holding court while Juan crawled around under the bar stools, picking up change and taking his found loot to Carl’s Pharmacy to buy Archie comic books . . . of going with his parents as a baby to a Ken Kesey/Hells Angels party with dozens of people wandering around the forest in various stages of undress, stoned on pot, tripping on LSD . . . He writes of his growing fear of his father; of the arguments between his parents reaching frightening levels; and of his finally fighting back, trying to protect his mother as the state troopers are called in to separate father and son. And of the inevitable—of mother and son driving west in their Datsun to make a new home, a new life, away from Hunter; of Juan’s first taste of what “normal” could feel like . . . We see Juan going to Concord Academy, a stranger in a strange land, coming from a school that was a log cabin in the middle of hay fields, Juan without manners or socialization . . . going on to college at Tufts; spending a crucial week with his father; Hunter asking for Juan’s opinion of his writing; and he writes of their dirt biking on a hilltop overlooking Woody Creek Valley, acting as if all the horrible things that had happened between them had never taken place, and of being there, together, side by side . . . And finally, movingly, he writes of their long, slow pull toward reconciliation . . . of Juan’s marriage and the birth of his own son; of watching Hunter love his grandson and Juan’s coming to understand how Hunter loved him; of Hunter’s growing illness, and Juan’s becoming both son and father to his father . . . From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Stories I Tell Myself

Author : Hidden Valley Press
ISBN : 1099636728
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In a world where what we say is often confused or misinterpreted it helps to write it down so that we can be clear about what we are saying or what our intent is. Using Journals, Notebooks and Planners is a way to keep track. Inspiration comes from within, but you can also help to inspire others by sharing and giving them a notebook they can use as their inspiration, especially when receives from a friend, These notebooks help to clarify for yourself and others what you meant. Colors also convey how we feel about certain things. Using a notebook that matches who you are make it easier to express yourself. If this cover doesn't reflect your true self, we have many more, just keep looking. Hidden Valley Press creates large variety of journals, notebooks, planners in many different colors and sizes, with subtitles to help you get to what it is you want to express. This particular book is 6 x 9" with simple journal lines that won't interrupt your train of thought. Most of all use it to reinforce your own personal strength
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Stories And Their Limits

Author : Hilde Lindemann Nelson
ISBN : 9781317828051
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

The Stories We Are

Author : William Randall
ISBN : 9781442617674
Genre : Social Science
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From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. In The Stories We Are, William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory. Using categories like plot, character, point of view, and style, Randall plays with the possibility that we each make sense of the events of our lives to the extent that we weave them into our own unfolding novel, as simultaneously its author, narrator, main character, and reader. In the process, he offers us a unique perspective on features of our day-to-day world such as secrecy, self-deception, gossip, prejudice, intimacy, maturity, and the proverbial “art of living.” First published in 1995, this second edition of The Stories We Are includes a new preface and afterword by the author that offer insight into his argument and evolution as a scholar, as well as an illuminating foreword by Ruthellen Josselson.
Category: Social Science

In Between Things

Author : Teju Adisa-Farrar
ISBN : 9781477153109
Genre : Poetry
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‘In-between Things: A book of poetry, stories of identity, and interpreting society’ is an anthology of poems, creative non-fiction pieces, essays and social commentary written by the young writer and aspiring scholar/activist Teju Adisa-Farrar. This book maps the progress of her ideas throughout her last year of high school and first few years of college. Starting with pieces of her life and memories from childhood, the book starts off as a creative biography. As the book continues on it develops into an array of writings on the author’s feelings about love, social issues, and histories. The author shares her intimate thoughts along side old, new, and developing beliefs and theories about the society she lives in and the world we are all apart of. While the author does not hold all these ideas as true anymore she wanted to map out and explore how growth is a creative process that does not mean we are becoming someone different, rather that we are learning more about the essence we were always meant to grow into. In this book she uses various types of written form to understand her own identity as it relates to her own stories and her expanding understanding of the world. This anthology combines identity and interpretation in a way that helps us discover the stories in Adisa-Farrar’s mind. The free-flowing nature of the book allows each piece to be new and of it’s own, but add to a larger story of the world as seen through the eyes of a young adult who’s passion is endless and boundless.
Category: Poetry

The Art Of Living A Life You Love

Author : Margaux Joy DeNador
ISBN : 9781452583464
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Margaux Joy DeNador, a life coach, outlines ways to make simple and consistent changes in life, to enable people to feel a greater connection with loved ones, to take time for what is important to them, and to find more enjoyment in work.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Confessions Of A Sociopath

Author : M.E. Thomas
ISBN : 9780307956668
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Stained

Author : Cheryl Rainfield
ISBN : 9780547942100
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that—or succumb to a killer.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Writing The Sacred Art

Author : Rami Shapiro
ISBN : 9781594733727
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something transformative. "Writing as spiritual practice has nothing to do with readers per se. You aren't writing to be read; you are writing to be freed. Writing as spiritual practice is conspiratorial rather than inspirational. It conspires to strip away everything you use to maintain the illusion of certainty, security and self-identity. Where spiritual writing seeks to bind you all the more tightly to the self you imagine yourself to be, writing as spiritual practice intends to free you from it." --from Rami's Preface This isn't about how to write spiritual books. It isn't about the romance of writing. It doesn't cover the ins and outs of publishing and building a brand. Instead, this fresh and unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice approaches writing as a way to turn the spiral of body, heart, mind, soul and spirit that leads to spiritual awakening. Lead by renowned spirituality teacher Rami Shapiro and award-winning writer and writing coach Aaron Shapiro--and featuring over fifty unique, practical exercises--it takes you beyond assigning inspirational words to the page. It shows you how to use your writing to unlock the joy of life and the infinite perspectives and possibilities that living provides.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

And When Did You Last See Your Father

Author : Blake Morrison
ISBN : 9781847081612
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1993, Blake Morrison's And When Did You Last See Your Father? is an extraordinary portrait of family life, father-son relationships and bereavement. It became a best-seller and inspired a whole genre of confessional memoirs, winning the Waterstone's/Volvo/Esquire Award for Non-Fiction and the J. R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. This edition includes a new afterword by the author.
Category: Biography & Autobiography