What Comes Next And How To Like It A Memoir

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What Comes Next And How To Like It

Author : Abigail Thomas
ISBN : 9781476785066
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of A Three Dog Life—an exhilarating, superbly written memoir on friendship, family, creativity, tragedy, and the richness of life: “If you only read one book this year, make it this one” (Ann Patchett). In her bestselling memoir A Three Dog Life, Abigail Thomas wrote about the devastating loss of her husband. In What Comes Next and How to Like It, “a keenly observed memoir…Thomas writes of the changes aging brings us all and of coping through love: of family, dogs, a well-turned phrase. She is superb company” (People). Thomas was startled to overhear herself described as “a nice old lady with a tattoo,” because she thinks of herself as not nice, not old, nor a lady. But she has wondered: what comes next? What comes after the death of a spouse? What form does a lifelong friendship take after deepest betrayal? How does a mother cope with her child’s dire illness? Or the death of a cherished dog? And how to like it? How to accept, appreciate, enjoy? How to find solace and pleasure? How to sustain and be sustained by our most trusted, valuable companions? At its heart, What Comes Next and How to Like It is about the complicated friendship between Thomas and a man she met thirty-five years ago—a rich bond that has lasted through marriages, child-raising, and the vicissitudes and tragedies of life. “After all,” she writes, “there are those people we love, and then there are those we recognize. These are the unbreakable connections.” Exquisitely observed, lush with sentences you will read over and over again, What Comes Next and How to Like It “is a beautifully felt, deeply moving memoir, the best work yet by a woman who has already done some of the best work in the field. Abigail Thomas is the Emily Dickinson of memoirists, and so much of this book’s wisdom is between the lines and in the white spaces. It may only take you two days to read, but the impact will stay with you for a long, long time” (Stephen King). This is a glorious guide to living imperfectly and exuberantly.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thinking About Memoir

Author : Abigail Thomas
ISBN : 9781402752353
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Language, literature and biography.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

How To Survive Death And Other Inconveniences

Author : Sue William Silverman
ISBN : 9781496220998
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many are haunted and obsessed by their own eventual deaths, but perhaps no one as much as Sue William Silverman. This thematically linked collection of essays charts Silverman's attempt to confront her fears of that ultimate unknown. Her dread was fomented in part by a sexual assault, hidden for years, that led to an awareness that death and sex are in some ways inextricable, an everyday reality many women know too well. Through gallows humor, vivid realism, and fantastical speculation, How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences explores this fear of death and the author's desire to survive it. From cruising New Jersey's industry-blighted landscape in a gold Plymouth to visiting the emergency room for maladies both real and imagined to suffering the stifling strictness of an intractable piano teacher, Silverman guards her memories for the same reason she resurrects archaic words--to use as talismans to ward off the inevitable. Ultimately, Silverman knows there is no way to survive death physically. Still, through language, commemoration, and metaphor, she searches for a sliver of transcendent immortality.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memoirs Of A Wartime Romance

Author : Jane Siegel Whitmore
ISBN : 9781466911994
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Co-Author: Andrea Siegel Feinberg Mister Bops and Miss Boo is a true love story. It unfolds through the letters, journal entries, and dictated memoirs of a doctor and a nurse during World War II, as they struggle for their love in the face of family resistance, separation, religious prejudice, and their army service. Through their words, you will experience their passion, patriotism, and a unique perspective of army life. It is an emotional page-turner with a dramatic historical ending.
Category: Family & Relationships

Cyndi Lauper A Memoir

Author : Cyndi Lauper
ISBN : 9781439172193
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Cyndi Lauper offers a personal account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar in this “moving story of an American musical original” (Kirkus Reviews). Icon Cyndi Lauper offers a poignant account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar—from her years growing up in Queens, New York, to the making of enduring hits like “Time After Time,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and “True Colors,” to becoming an actress, a mother, an outspoken activist, and maintaining a music career that has lasted more than thirty years. After leaving her childhood home at seventeen, Cyndi took on a series of jobs: racetrack hot walker, IHOP waitress, and, as she puts it, “gal Friday the thirteenth,” as she pursued her passion for music. She worked her way up playing small gigs and broke out in 1983 with She’s So Unusual, which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have four top-five singles on a debut album. And while global fame wasn’t always what she expected, she has remained focused on what matters most. Cyndi is a gutsy real-life heroine who has never been afraid to speak her mind and stick up for a cause—whether it’s women’s rights, gay rights, or fighting against HIV/AIDS. With her trademark warmth and humor, Cyndi fearlessly writes of a life she’s lived only on her own terms, perfect for fans of Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The New Old Me

Author : Meredith Maran
ISBN : 9780399574146
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For readers of Anne Lamott, Abigail Thomas, and Ayelet Waldman, a “lusty, kickass*” post-divorce memoir, one woman’s story of starting over at 60—in youth-obsessed, beauty-obsessed Hollywood. After the death of her best friend, the loss of her life’s savings, and the collapse of her once-happy marriage, Meredith Maran—whom Anne Lamott calls “insightful, funny, and human”—leaves her San Francisco freelance writer’s life for a 9-to-5 job in Los Angeles. Determined to rebuild not only her savings but herself while relishing the joys of life in La-La land, Maran writes “a poignant story, a funny story, a moving story, and above all an American story of what it means to be a woman of a certain age in our time” (Christina Baker Kline, number-one New York Times–bestselling author of Orphan Train). ADVANCE PRAISE for THE NEW OLD ME: “High time we had a book that celebrates becoming an elder! Meredith Maran writes of the difficulties of loss and change and aging, but makes it clear that getting on can be more interesting, more fun, and a lot more exciting than youth.” —Abigail Thomas, author of the New York Times bestseller What Comes Next and How to Like It “The New Old Me is a book I don’t just want to read—I need to read it. So does everyone else who’s getting older and wants to live fully, with immediacy and enjoyment, which is to say, everyone.” —Anne Lamott, author of the New York Times bestsellers Bird by Bird and Some Assembly Required “Meredith Maran is my new role model for getting older without getting old.” —Kate Christensen,author of the PEN/Faulkner award winner The Great Man*
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Memoir Of A Nazarene

Author : Edward J. Murray
ISBN : 9781477101742
Genre : Fiction
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No one would disagree with the contention that the central figure in this semi-fictional work has been written about continuously for two millenniums. A continued interest in his life and commentary on it does seem timeless. It is the unanimous opinion in the Christian world that he is both true God and true man. Once they say it in good faith, they forget about his humanity and the frailties that come with it. They stay singularly preoccupied with his extra-terrestrial connection. This novel flips the preoccupation. It is a study of the real man. It is done so without diminishing the extraordinary events surrounding his life. The novel appears to be unique in that it allows the extraordinary man to talk for himself. It is unique in many ways. To name a few: there are weather reports, a calendar of events, his farm work, hours and mileage for his trips, his sport competitions, his high school days, and a man with a good sense of humor. A list of the fresh ways of looking at the man is long.
Category: Fiction

Memoir Of The Life Of Elizabeth Fry

Author : Elizabeth Fry
ISBN : 9781108030359
Genre : History
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This memoir of philanthropist, prison reformer and Quaker Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) was published by her daughters in 1847.
Category: History


Author : Anna Maria Wilhelmina (Spencer Stanhope) Pickering
ISBN : IOWA:31858014712313
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Memoirs Of A Semi Pro Musician

Author : Jim Thackeray
ISBN : 9781782220770
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 74.51 MB
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In Memoirs of a semi-pro musician Jim Thackeray recounts tales from over forty years of playing and enjoying his guitar. It is a light-hearted look at the world of the amateur or semi-professional guitarist, through the eyes of one who’s been there, done it and certainly got the T shirt. “Whether you’re a complete beginner as a guitarist, or a seasoned old campaigner, I hope you will enjoy reading this book, as much as I have enjoyed writing it, and that perhaps some of my experiences will strike a chord (no pun intended).” “I hold you in high esteem as a muso mate. I remember us starting together years ago and you genuinely helped me see that music was not just 12 bar stuff, you really knew some chords. Great times mate and no one can take those away. Take care and sincere good luck with the new outfit and the book.” Terry Fisk “A fine read and an entertaining account of your life. I’m sure many people will enjoy this, I have. It sparked off my own memories of people and places long forgotten.” John D’Costa
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Utrillo S Children A Memoir Of Paris In 1969

Author : Robert Dick
ISBN : 9780984011797
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For those who hung around the streets, parks and bridges of Paris in the late 60's, the street artist, Maurice Utrillo, was an inspiration. In Utrillo's Children the author shares his memories of a time when young people were questioning authority, government, the war in Vietnam and why young men were being sent there to die for a cause that was not clear. The author relives his time in Paris during a volatile era of riots, revolution, drugs and corrupt government and shares his story of survival during those turbulent times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Generational Memoir Saving Grandma

Author : Joan Berry
ISBN : 9780557533732
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Author Joan Berry continues to write about her Appalachian roots in Saving Grandma in which she clears her grandmother from accusations of murder. 'My grandmother lived her entire life under the suspicion of her in-laws, and those whom they influenced within her own family, that she had killed her infant son. Her heart was broken, her life ruined when her beloved husband, Mennis Shelby Adkins, inadvertently started the rumor from which she never fully covered. This is the story of four generations of women in a direct line of descent who were caught up in a repeating chain of events that began one generation prior to that awful day, September 21, 1927.'

Memoirs Of A Tiger

Author : Ajit Arabindhan Muttucumaraswamy
ISBN : 9781475940152
Genre : Fiction
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Ravin Cumaraswamy sits in a chair in the Colombo Airport in Sri Lanka, a country ravaged by civil war and the sinister activities of rebels to the north. With two hours to wait until his flight back to his home in London, Ravin falls asleep and dreams of his early childhood in Colombo nearly fifty years ago. Life was much different in Colombo during the 1950s. While growing up in a suburb where children played marbles and adults enjoyed tea at the local shops, Ravin explored the remote corners of his suburb, Kotahena, with his best friend, Sri. But even then, tension began to rise in a country that was struggling to find its true identity. Ravin studied diligently, but as soon as the Sinhala Only Act was passed, his friends slowly began applying to universities in England. But with no one in his family to pay for his voyage overseas, Ravin believed he would be trapped in Sri Lanka forever. "Memoirs of a Tiger" shares the compelling journey of a young man who embarks on a journey through the villages, towns, and countryside of Sri Lanka and provides an unforgettable glimpse into the colonial history that would eventually dictate future events.
Category: Fiction