Late, Late at Night

Author: Rick Springfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439191816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9388


In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression. In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in “Jessie’s Girl,” sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than 17 million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and 12 million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to General Hospital to swoon over his portrayal of the handsome Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind his success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrob and his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber, and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity. In Late, Late at Night, the memoir his millions of fans have been waiting for, Rick takes readers inside the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. By turns winningly funny and heartbreakingly sad, every page resonates with Rick’s witty, wry, self-deprecating, brutally honest voice. On one level, he reveals the inside story of his ride to the top of the entertainment world. On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out at the absolute peak of fame. Having finally found a more stable equilibrium, Rick’s story is ultimately a positive one, deeply informed by his passion for creative expression through his music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z

Author: Dalzell Victor Eds Staff,Eric Partridge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415259385

Category: Americanisms

Page: 2189

View: 1853


Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Living the College Life

Author: Kenneth J Paulsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544187148

Category: Study Aids

Page: 264

View: 3294


Living the College Life helps you overcome the Freshman Fear Factor! College will be one of the most exciting and intimidating times of your life, and you're going to have questions as you head into this new experience. Living the College Life gives you real answers to common questions--answers from students who have "been there, done that." More than 100 upperclassmen and recent graduates from colleges all over the country candidly discuss what worked--and what didn't work--for them. Topics include what to take with you (this book, for example), academics, social and campus life, relationships, and money. Questions cut to the chase: * How should I handle alcohol issues? * How can I deal with the roommate from hell? * Should I take advantage of that great-sounding credit card? * Should I withdraw from that class I'm having trouble in? * Should I join a sorority or fraternity? * Should I take a computer? Laptop or desktop? * How often should I go home? (Don't ask your mother that question!) Issues are discussed in a quick, painless question/answer format. With this book, you'll have the tools you need to think through the tough questions and make the best decisions for you! With Living the College Life, CliffsNotes--the resource that helps millions get to and through college--now helps you get off to a good start on campus.

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author: Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317625110

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 864

View: 7190


The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English presents all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. Containing over 60,000 entries, this concise new edition of the authoritative work details the slang and unconventional English of from around the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge’s own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning. New to this second edition: a new preface noting slang trends of the last eight years over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia, reflecting important developments in language and culture new terms from the language of social networking from a range of digital communities including texting, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and online forums many entries now revised to include new dating and new glosses, ensuring maximum accuracy of content. The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.

Unusual Girl: Qing Ying

Author: Qi Lu

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647812186

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8443


She was the noble spirit race princess of the lower realms, an eight-sided war god that was above the nine heavens of the upper realms! During this great calamity, the War God from all directions was reborn into the body of the princess of the Spirit Race. From then on, they would kill gods and buddhas! While trying hard to become stronger, he didn't forget to find the Divine General. But who could tell her why this great demon king had suddenly appeared? His Majesty the Infernal King: "I've come to chase you!" When the ice mountain, Qing Ying, began to soften, the events of that year began to reveal themselves. Conspiracy for truth, design, where should they go? ( Absolute Pet!)

Guide to Literary Agents 2019

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440354545

Category: Reference

Page: 339

View: 9430


THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 28th edition of GLA includes: • The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. • Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. • Plus, debut authors share their varied paths to finding success and their first book publications.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673264

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 3140


Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet

Author: Kim Adrian

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496201973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6579


"Growing up in the New Jersey suburbs of the 1970s and 1980s in a family warped by mental illness, addiction, and violence, Kim Adrian spent her childhood ducking for cover from an alcoholic father prone to terrifying acts of rage and trudging through a fog of confusion with her mother, a suicidal incest survivor hooked on prescription drugs. Family memories were buried--even as they were formed--and truth was obscured by lies and fantasies. In [this book], Adrian tries to make peace with this troubled past by cataloguing memories, anecdotes, and bits of family lore in the form of a glossary"--Back cover.