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    Nobody's Business: A Memoir by Thabo Jijana    Everyday Matters: Selected Letters of Dora Taylor, Bessie Head & Lilian Ngoyi by M. J. Daymond    The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe    The Pavement Bookworm by Philani Dladla    Exit! by Grizelda Grootboom    Climb the Mountain: A Path Taken by Joseph Babinsky    The Worst Paperboy In the World by Vince Iuliano    Who Cares? Life for an Irish Transgender Teen by David Beattie    In My Dark Place by Jay Mally    Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life by Laurie Notaro    Bipolar by Koehler: And Other Writings by John L. Koehler    Cooking on Purpose: Life Lessons Learned From the Kitchen by Diana Riley    They Left Us Everything: A Memoir by Plum Johnson    Summary of Washington: by Ron Chernow | Includes Analysis by . Instaread    Summary of Five Presidents: by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin | Includes Analysis by . Instaread    Summary of Valiant Ambition: by Nathaniel Philbrick | Includes Analysis by . Instaread    Undercover by Joe Carter    Survival by Shelia Kinneer Robb    Summary of Shoe Dog: by Phil Knight | Includes Analysis by . Instaread    The Life of a Scilly Sergeant by Colin Taylor    A Cole Porter Companion by Don M. Randel    Primal Roots by Sonny Bond    Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself by Julie Barton    Memories of War 003: Yuriko Hayashi by Yohei Hayakawa & Yuriko Hayashi    The Life Stories: Pregnant Women at Sea by Nhan Thieu Nguyen & Nam Thanh Nguyen    Mount Everest 1938: Whether these mountains are climbed or not, smaller expeditions are a step in the right direction by H. W. Tilman    Chinese Medicine in Post-Frontier America: A Tale of Three Chinese-American Doctors by David Dodson    It's Personal, It's Not Just Business by Steven R. Seeberger    Writing Your Life History: A Journey of Self-discovery by Hilda K. Ross PhD    A Day In the Orifice by Hellin Brown    152 Days of Hope: Week Two - Fool Me Once, Shame On You... by Fee Bartlett    The Miracle of a Lifetime by Josiah Marshall    Temperance Creek: A Memoir by Pamela Royes    152 Days of Hope: Week One - I Don't Want to Kill the Horses... by Fee Bartlett    Kierkegaard: A Single Life by Stephen Backhouse    King Arthur: The Mystery Unravelled by Chris Barber    Almost There by Darryl T. Easley    Drinking with the Republicans: The Politically Incorrect History of Conservative Concoctions by Mark Will-Weber    La Americana: A Memoir by Bowden Sim    The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese    Frank & Charli: Woodstock, True Love, and the Sixties by Frank Yandolino    Drinking with the Democrats: The Party Animal's History of Liberal Libations by Mark Will-Weber    The Jaguar Man by Lara Naughton    Redemption: A story of a Healed Marriage by Joe and Stephanie DeMott    Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left by Gareth Dale    Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold    Essays on George F. Walker: Playing with Anxiety by Chris Johnson    Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park by Robert K. Elder    The Inventors: A Memoir by Peter Selgin    Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia: 1958-1962 by Eric Shipton

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Icons of Rock and Rock Volume 2: David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury and Bon Jovi

Icons of Rock and Rock Volume 2: David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury and Bon Jovi by Michael FrizellThe sequel to the popular graphic novel featured in Rolling Stone! Rock music has taken over the airwaves for decades. David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury and Bon Jovi are just some of the iconic figures that have formed the rock music genre. This jam session of biographies showcases these trailblazers in this unique illustrated graphic novel.
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Agents of Change: The Melinda and Bill Gates Story

Agents of Change: The Melinda and Bill Gates Story by Martin PierroBill Gates has been called the sultan of software and the master of the modern PC. His wife, Melinda Gates, has dedicated her life to helping women in third world countries to improve the living conditions for women. Together, they head The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an organization recognized for its humanitarian works. The graphic novel explores what motivates this power couple.
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Tribute: Jerry Garcia

Tribute: Jerry Garcia by Michael FrizellA brilliant artist taken from us too soon, counterculture and non-conformist icon Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was a musician best known for his distinctive guitar playing and his thirty-three year history with the Grateful Dead. STORM explores the life of the man who would hate the idea that he'd somehow become the "face" for a movement that changed the social climate of the United States.
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Tribute: Margaret Thatcher

Tribute: Margaret Thatcher by Blundell. JohnFemale Force goes overseas again for a special edition featuring Margaret Thatcher. John Blundell has known Margaret Thatcher since 1970 and she recently commented that he "has been one of the most effective champions of the free-enterprise economic model which has delivered progress and prosperity around the world. Therefore he is very well placed to explain to Americans the beliefs and principles which underpinned what became known as Thatcherism."
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Summary of The Bully Pulpit: by Doris Kearns Goodwin | Includes Analysis

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Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the life and leadership of Theodore Roosevelt in this historical work. Roosevelt emerges as a large-than-life character who takes on the financial trusts of huge corporations that are putting their rivals out of business, the unsafe and unfair working conditions of the common man, and the sales of unhealthy foods and medicines, all resulting from what he feels is too little government regulation. The lives and personalities of Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft are also contrasted:...

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Summary of The Invention of Nature: by Andrea Wulf | Includes Analysis

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The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von

Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother,

Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was

emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting

educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother

pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to

become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented...

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Summary of The Glass Castle: by Jeannette Walls | Includes Analysis

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Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother.

Jeannette began thinking of her childhood after spotting her mother, Rose Mary, rummaging through trash in New York City. Her parents were basically living on the street, but offers of help were always rejected. Jeannette went home to her husband??s apartment on Park Avenue. She...

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Summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot | Includes Analysis

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Rebecca Skloot??s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, chronicles the life, death, and

immortality of Henrietta Lacks, a young black woman whose cervical cancer cells became one of

the most important factors in bringing about important scientific and medical advancements in

the twentieth century. Her family, however, did not know until much later that researchers were

using Henrietta??s cells in their experiments. When the family learned the truth, they endured

turmoil and heartache in the decades...

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Those Miraculous Sunflower Seeds: A Riveting Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Those Miraculous Sunflower Seeds: A Riveting Story of Faith, Hope and Love by Katja KowalecThe stories told and untold about the Second World War must be infinite and will only ebb (not end) when the last old soldier leaves this world for the next. Katja's story remained dormant for many years after the seed to write about her wartime experiences was planted unwittingly by her father. Mr. Mrzyglod was an extraordinary raconteur, and during our teatime breaks at her first dress factory in Mooimark House, he would entertain us with stories about his family in Poland particularly when he was a boy. Tales that were humorous and appealing. Accounts regarding the war were only touched on...
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God, Sex, Drugs & Other Things

God, Sex, Drugs & Other Things by Howard FranklHoward Frankl's God, Sex, Drugs and Other Things begins with three essays on subjects found in the title: one essay on drugs, one on sex and one on God. The "Other Things" turn out to be Money and Murder, and there is an essay on each of these topics. The book comes to a close with a short epilogue on the reality that holds the whole work together, call it compassion, call it universal salvation, or just call it Love. Writer Ernesto Cardenal calls this "a bold book ... In it are things writers don't dare say. Only God. And he has said them in the Bible. But since we read the Bible so often,...
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Forestry Flavours of the Month: The Changing Face of World Forestry

Forestry Flavours of the Month: The Changing Face of World Forestry by Alastair FraserForestry touches on all aspects of human welfare in one way or another, which is why foresters need to play an active role in determining our collective agenda. Alastair Fraser, a lifelong forester and the co-founder of LTS International, a forestry consulting company, explains how forestry changes with political cycles and how foresters can promote healthy forests at all times. He explores critical issues such as: • forests and their connection to coal; • forest's role in combatting floods and climate change; • illegal logging in Indonesia, Laos, and elsewhere; • tactics to promote sustainable...
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No Legs to Walk but Wings to Fly

No Legs to Walk but Wings to Fly by Hayde Navidad WatsonEmbark On The Remarkable Story Of Hayde Navidad Watson Born Into Poverty And Contracted Polio In Her Legs At The Young Age Of Two She Was Taken From Her Father And Abandoned By Her Mother And Neglected By Her Family Members She Was Forced To Survive The Streets Of Mexico Crawling Around Begging For Food And Water She Was Rescued My Nuns And Grew Up In A convent When She Was Of Age She Left And Started WorkingThen Saved Enough To Start Her Own Business Then Started Building Houses On Property She Purchased After Many Years She Was Reunited With Her Father And Mother Who She Had Forgiven She Became...
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Every Moment of a Fall: A Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy

Every Moment of a Fall: A Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy by Carol MillerCarol E. Miller was sixteen when the private plane piloted by her father crashed, pinning her in the wreckage, critically injuring her parents and killing her twelve-year-old sister. Compounding this traumatic event, her father told her he wished she had died instead of her sister. For the next twenty years, she labored under feelings of guilt and lack of self-worth. When another in a long line of personal crises landed her in therapy with an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner, she began at last to investigate the crippling effects of the plane crash. Using bi-lateral...
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But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past

But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck KlostermanWe live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there??s nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure??"until, of course, they don??t.

But What If We??re Wrong?
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Civil Rights in My Bones: More Colorful Stories from a Lawyer's Life and Work, 2005-2015

Civil Rights in My Bones: More Colorful Stories from a Lawyer's Life and Work, 2005-2015 by Julian McPhillipsCivil Rights in My Bones: More Colorful Stories from a Lawyer's Life and Work, 2005-2015 is a memoir by Julian L. McPhillips Jr. In a career stretching over forty-plus years, the Montgomery, Alabama, attorney has earned a reputation as a determined advocate for the rights of consumers, victims of police abuse, falsely accused criminal defendants, the unborn, immigrants, and the environment. A previous book, The People's Lawyer, covered his life and career up to 2005. Civil Rights in My Bones provides additional background about his family roots in Alabama, his parents' political activism, his...
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My Groupon Adventure

My Groupon Adventure by Max Dickins

In 2013, comedian Max Dickins wasn't sure of very much in life, but he did know one thing for certain: his life was excruciatingly and mind-numbingly boring. He was heartbroken and desperate to shake things up. That's when he found Groupon.

What started as a gateway to some new experiences snowballed into a limitless Narnia of discounted possibility. His insatiable desire to try out new experiences was accompanied by only one rule: he wasn't allowed to turn anything down.

Over the course of 18 months, Max did a new Groupon deal every week, charting his experiences along the way: he changed his...

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15 Years of War: How the Longest War in U.S. History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost Of Service

15 Years of War: How the Longest War in U.S. History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost Of Service by Kristine Schellhaas

Less than 1% of our nation will ever serve in our armed forces, leaving many to wonder what life is really like for military families.

He answers the call of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Pacific; she keeps the home fires burning. Worlds apart, and in the face of indescribable grief, their relationship is pushed to the limits.

15 Years of War: How the Longest War in U.S. History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost Of Service provides a unique he said/she said perspective on coping with war in modern-day America. It reveals a true account of how a dedicated Marine and his...

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The Grace of the Lord Is Upon Me

The Grace of the Lord Is Upon Me by Sithabile DzingayiLife became blank, empty, and meaningless. The first year after my husband's death, I was bottling up emotions, still in denial that my husband was dead. My strength to survive came from God. Daily I had to believe and trust in him. God does mighty, glorious things in my life. I stand amazed in your presence. You are faithful God and awesome is your name.
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Summary of Not That Kind of Girl: by Lena Dunham | Includes Analysis

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Chapters 1-4

Take My Virginity (No, Really, Take It)

Dunham did not come close to having sex until her sophomore year of college.

That year, she hosted a party in her room and threw herself at a nice guy named

Jonah. Her first sexual experience did not change her as she expected it to. She

added this life event as a scene into the first movie she wrote and discovered

acting it out had more of an impact on her than the actual experience had.

Platonic Bed Sharing: A Great Idea (for People Who Hate Themselves)

During her third year...

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Summary of The Quartet: by Joseph J. Ellis | Includes Analysis

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The Quartet is an historical account of the debates and events leading up to, during, and immediately following the creation of the Constitution of the United States of America. The quartet is four politicians that played an integral role in the creation, shaping, and implementation of the Constitution and early federal government in the US. These include George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.

Each man had some involvement in the American Revolution, which lent credence to the worthiness of their cause and...

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Summary of Red Notice: by Bill Browder | Includes Analysis

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man??s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder is a unique story that blends biography, entrepreneurial business narrative, history, true crime, and a human rights crusade all into one book.

Browder??s grandfather was the leader of the American Communist Party. For Browder, going to business school and trying to be a capitalist was a good way to rebel against his liberal parents. After earning his master??s of business administration (MBA), however, the standard post business school paths...

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A Most Improbable Adventure: Overland from Mexico City to Panama City

A Most Improbable Adventure: Overland from Mexico City to Panama City by Jason Thiessen

Forty-one-year-old Jason Thiessen was a recently unemployed husband and father of two young boys. During a time when he should have been acting responsibly and being realistic, he did what many thought was reckless and foolhardy. He traveled to Central America and made his way overland from Mexico City to Panama City, with virtually no plan.

Rather than succumb to the fears of others, he followed his heart and the wise guidance of his ever-supportive wife and took off on an adventure through one of the world's most dangerous, yet beautiful, and often overlooked geographies. He was typically twice...

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The Moon Brothers

The Moon Brothers by Minister Bandit One Glove
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Summary of Unbroken: by Laura Hillenbrand | Includes Analysis

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Louis was the son of Anthony and Louise Zamperini, Italian immigrants. He was one of those kids who got

into everything. He stole from everyone, but could always talk his way out of scrapes. The only thing that

scared him was flying. He once flew in an airplane and was so frightened by the altitude and speed that he

swore...

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Summary of Dead Wake: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

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Dead Wake by Erik Larson is a non-fiction account of the German Unterseeboot, or U-boat, sinking of Lusitania, a British merchant vessel belonging to Cunard Line, on May 7, 1915 and its aftermath.

On the night of May 6, 1915, Captain William Thomas reassured the passengers in the first-class lounge as the ship approached the ‘area of war?? off the southern coast of Ireland.

The Great War, later known as World War I, had been raging in France since July 28, 1914 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife,...

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Faith In Our Freedom

Faith In Our Freedom by Angelique PapadeliasFaith in our Freedom is a heart wrenching account of journeys that start in Bhutan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo and Senegal and eventually wind up in North America. This inspiring book illustrates the unbelievable circumstances that drive these courageous people to flee from their homes and the human spirit within them that propels them to find shelter and safety for their families. They struggle to earn a meager existence to survive and dare to hope for a secure and fulfilling future. You will experience their journeys through their eyes and share in their love of...
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True Tomewin Tales

True Tomewin Tales by Colin DrakeA collection of true tales relating to our move to Tomewin, from Sydney, and our many encounters with the wonderful(and less wonderful) wildlife in this region. They all occurred here, at home, and include interactions with our cats and goats plus snakes, goannas (giant monitor lizards), a peacock, the amazing birdlife, possums, wallabies, kangaroos, insects(of many types), dogs and leeches.
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Summary of The Billion Dollar Spy: by David E. Hoffman | Includes Analysis

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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman chronicles the six year relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, who spied on the Soviet Union for the United States. Tolkachev was the most productive CIA spies during the Cold War, persistent in his undertakings to ensure the undoing of the Soviet Union??s aviation developments, which he personally had a hand in. He was allegedly betrayed by a disgruntled former CIA agent...

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Bombs, Bliss and Baba: The Spiritual Autobiography Behind the Hilton Bombing Frame Up

Bombs, Bliss and Baba: The Spiritual Autobiography Behind the Hilton Bombing Frame Up by Paul Narada Alister

In 1978 Paul Alister was a 22-year old volunteer with the global organisation Ananda Marga, dedicating his life to meditation and social service. In one terrifying night, through the work of a spy and the secretyy police, he was named one of Australia's top terrorists and framed for conspiracy to murder and linked with the notorious Hilton Bombing.

For seven years, Alister and his two co-accused faced the tyranny of prison life while they fought to clear their names against blatant injustice. They were finally released and given a complete government pardon in 1985.

In this fascinating autobiography...

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Summary of Upstairs at the White House: by J.B. West | Includes Analysis

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J.B. West chronicles his career at the White House and gives an inside look at the six first

ladies he served, first as an assistant and then as the chief usher, or general manager, of

the dozens of housekeepers, maids, cooks, butlers, gardeners, plumbers,...

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Portrait of a Troubled Child

Portrait of a Troubled Child by Curtis Michael GirtyLooking back to 1964, the Girty family appeared to be a typical lower-middle-class Detroit family, with two hardworking parents and three children living in the home. The family went to church every Sunday, sat down together regularly for family dinners, and taught the children to be well-mannered and respectful. However, behind the doors of the Girty household was a pieced-together family with disciplinary tactics that, at age twelve, youngest son Curtis did not like or understand. As a result, he began to use drugs and alcohol as a pacifier to help him both tolerate and escape his family situation....
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The Things You Do

The Things You Do by Deborah DelanoDeborah Delano's memoir is a moving, funny, compassionate and at times angry account of growing up working class and lesbian in 1960s/70s England. Deborah is also the author of an acclaimed debut novel "The Saddest Sound".
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Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

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The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at The World??s Columbian Exposition, the world??s fair that Chicago hosted in 1893, held in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus?? discovery of America. The fair was tainted by deaths, a serial killer, and an assassination. The lead architect, Daniel Burnham, and the serial killer, Henry Howard Holmes, play pivotal roles in the events that unfolded before, during, and after the fair.

In the late nineteenth century, Chicago...

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Summary of Primates of Park Avenue: by Wednesday Martin | Includes Analysis

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Wednesday Martin mixes autobiography, anthropology, and satire in Primates of Park Avenue, a close-up look at the rarefied enclave of New York City??s Upper East Side, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world. As Martin chronicles her stressful, and sometimes hilarious, efforts to fit into a world where preschoolers have play dates on private planes, she discovers the neighborhood??s real heart when tragedy strikes her family.

When Martin and her husband started their family they were concerned about the lingering...

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The Songs of C-Journey

The Songs of C-Journey by Rachel PanoThe Songs of C-journey is the heartwarming, touching and courageous story of people afflicted with one of the most dreaded diseases of the century-cancer. The word "cancer" implies heaviness; it entails suffering in the lives of many people. Hence, the author uses the word "C-journey" instead. The reading of this manuscript is much lighter to carry as each story is written in simple narrative and song. This book is a simple and plain story about the feelings, retold through songs, which show as one walks through life in the path of the C-journey.
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Summary of Orange Is the New Black: by Piper Kerman | Includes Analysis

Summary of Orange Is the New Black: by Piper Kerman | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries

Summary of Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman | Includes Analysis

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Chapter 1

In 1993, twenty-four year old Piper Kerman was at the

Brussels airport, waiting for her suitcase after arriving

from Chicago via Paris. She was dressed like a

fashionable businesswoman, but was nervous

because $10,000 that belonged to a West African

drug lord was hidden in her suitcase. It arrived on a

later flight. She dashed out of the airport, accidentally

skipping a stop in Customs.

Kerman had graduated from Smith College. Though

she came from a Boston family of high achievers,

doctors...

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Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple's Memoir

Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple's Memoir by Susan Stellin & Graham MacindoeIn this powerful memoir of addiction, prison, and recovery, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together.

When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges...

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In Memory of Bread: A Memoir

In Memory of Bread: A Memoir by Paul GrahamWhen Paul Graham was suddenly diagnosed with a serious wheat allergy at the age of thirty-six, he was forced to say goodbye to traditional pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and more. Gone, too, were some of his favorite hobbies, including brewing beer with a buddy and gorging on his wife??s homemade breads. Struggling to understand why he and so many others had become allergic to wheat, barley, rye, oats, and other dietary staples, Graham researched the production of modern wheat and learned that not only has the grain been altered from ancestral varieties but it??s also commonly added to thousands...
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Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big

Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big by Jensen Karp

After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend??"and then almost became a star.

When 12-year old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey??"one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl," the most famous white rapper you've...

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The Latter Days: A Memoir

The Latter Days: A Memoir by Judith FreemanAn arresting, lyrical memoir about the path the author took??"sometimes unwittingly??"out of her Mormon upbringing and through a thicket of profound difficulties to become a writer.

At twenty-two, Judith Freeman was working in the Mormon church-owned department store in the Utah town where she'd grown up. In the process of divorcing the man she'd married at the age of seventeen, she was living in her parents' house with her four-year-old son, who had already endured two heart surgeries. She had abandoned Mormonism, the faith into which she was born, and she was having an affair with her son's...

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Sex Object: A Memoir

Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti

Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential.

Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti??s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation.

In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion...

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Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick

Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick by Michael Shelden

A new account of Herman Melville and the writing of Moby-Dick, written by a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Biography and based on fresh archival research, which reveals that the anarchic spirit animating Melville??s canonical work was inspired by his great love affair with a shockingly unconventional married woman.

Herman Melville??s epic novel, Moby-Dick, was a spectacular failure when it was published in 1851, effectively ending its author??s rise to literary fame. Because he was neglected by academics for so long, and because he made little effort to preserve his legacy, we know very little about...

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Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood

Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood by Claire Hoffman

In this engrossing, provocative, and intimate memoir, a young journalist reflects on her childhood in the heartland, growing up in an increasingly isolated meditation community in the 1980s and ??90s??"a fascinating, disturbing look at a fringe culture and its true believers.

When Claire Hoffman??s alcoholic father abandons his family, his desperate wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven??"Iowa??"to live in Maharishi??s national headquarters for Heaven on Earth. For Claire??s mother, Transcendental Meditation??"the Maharishi??s...

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Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer by Arthur Lubow

The definitive biography of the beguiling Diane Arbus, one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century, a brilliant and absorbing exposition that links the extraordinary arc of her life to her iconic photographs.

Diane Arbus brings to life the full story of one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century, a visionary who revolutionized photography and altered the course of contemporary art with her striking, now iconic images. Arbus comes startlingly to life on these pages, a strong-minded child of unnerving originality who grew into a formidable...

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The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison by Mikita Brottman

A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men??s prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them??"Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran.

On sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, and wanting to educate a different kind of student, Mikita Brottman starts a book club with a group of convicts from the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland. She assigns them ten dark, challenging classics??"including Conrad??s Heart of Darkness, Shakespeare??s Macbeth, Stevenson??s...

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Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Mart?n Espada

Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Mart?n Espada by Edward J. CarvalhoAcknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martín Espada is the first-ever edited collection on poet and activist Martín Espada. With the aid of contributions by established scholars who have a specialized interest in the poet??s life and work, its principal aim is to argue for a long overdue critical awareness of and cultural appreciation for Espada and his body of writing.
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Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love

Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love by Nick Cafardo & Nick Cafardo & Tom GlavineOne of the greatest pitchers of his generation, Tom Glavine delivered the defining moment of the Atlanta Braves' 1990s dynasty. Glavine took the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium mound for Game 6 of the 1995 World Series and allowed just one hit as the Braves won 1-0 to clinch Atlanta's first, and only, World Series title. Glavine captured the World Series MVP trophy and the hearts of Braves fans forever. In Inside Pitch, the left-hander tells the story that led up to this moment of glory and countless others in a Hall of Fame career that spanned 22 seasons. Glavine provides an in-depth look at...
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Summary of What I know For Sure: by Oprah Winfrey | Includes Analysis

Summary of What I know For Sure: by Oprah Winfrey | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey - A 15-minute Instaread Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book.

Inside this Instaread Summary:

? Overview of the entire book

? Introduction to the important people in the book

? Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book

? Key Takeaways of the book

? A Reader's Perspective

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Chapter 1

Amid everyday stresses, Winfrey learned to savor the peak experiences that make life worth living, which she calls ‘ahhh?? moments. Her first principle of joy is that, whether working or playing, people should...

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Summary of Leaving Before the Rains Come: by Alexandra Fuller | Includes Analysis

Summary of Leaving Before the Rains Come: by Alexandra Fuller | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller | Includes Analysis

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Leaving Before the Rains Come is the third memoir in a series written by Alexandra Fuller. In this book, Fuller searches for herself as her life falls apart around her.

Fuller??s journey of self-discovery began in March 2010 when she learned from her sister, Vanessa, who lived in South Africa, that their father, Tim, had fallen ill and might die. Fuller could not get to Africa quickly from Wyoming, where she had moved with her American husband and was raising their three children.

Amazing everyone, Tim...

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Summary of It's a Long Story: by Willie Nelson | Includes Analysis

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It??s a Long Story by Willie Nelson | Includes Analysis

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It??s a Long Story: My Life is country singer Willie Nelson??s memoir. The book chronicles his life as a musician, songwriter, and social activist and delves into his turbulent personal life and internal emotional struggles.

On April 29, 1933 in Abbott, Texas, Willie Nelson was born to Ira and Myrle Nelson, a fiddler and singer respectively, two years after his sister, Bobbie. Willie??s parents divorced when Willie was six months old. They left he and Bobbie, or as Willie refers to her, Sister Bobbie, in the care of their grandparents,...

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