Sounds Like Me

Author: Sara Bareilles

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1982142227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 6809

This updated New York Times bestselling collection of essays by seven-time Grammy nominated singer songwriter Sara Bareilles “resonates with authentic and hard-won truths” (Publishers Weekly)—and features new material on the hit Broadway musical, Waitress. Sara Bareilles “pours her heart and soul into these essays” (Associated Press), sharing the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to yourself. Imbued with humor and marked by Sara’s confessional writing style, this essay collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs. Well known for her chart-topper “Brave,” Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multi-platinum single “Love Song.” She has since released seven albums that have sold millions of copies and spawned several hits. “A breezy, upbeat, and honest reflection of this multitalented artist” (Kirkus Reviews), Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles, the artist—and the woman—on songwriting, soul searching, and what’s discovered along the way.

A Woman Like Me

Author: Bettye LaVette,David Ritz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101600675

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 4901

Acclaimed R&B singer Bettye LaVette celebrates her storied career in show business with her stunning memoir, A Woman Like Me, and her new album, Thankful N' Thoughtful. As a teenager in Detroit, Bettye LaVette had a hit single with “My Man—He’s a Lovin’ Man.” By the time she was twenty, she had faded back into obscurity and was barely surviving in New York City. For the next forty years, despite being associated with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown, she remained relatively unknown outside a circle of devoted fans. Every time it seemed that her dream of stepping into the spotlight was finally coming true, bad luck smashed her hopes, again and again. Then, after a lifetime of singing in clubs and lounges, her unforgettable televised performances at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors and at President Obama’s pre-Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009 won her the recognition she had sought for her entire life. Bettye LaVette’s career has been a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster ride through the world of music; it has taken her from the peaks to the pits and back. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, she boldly recounts her freewheeling childhood—her parents ran an illegal liquor business out of their living room, which was frequented by some of the top acts of the forties and fifties—her short-lived conquest of the R&B world in the 1960s, her decline into poverty and despair, and her recent comeback and career revival, with two Grammy-nominated CDs and numerous appearances on major television talk shows. Poignant, brazen, and fearless, A Woman Like Me is a tour de force from one of the most outspoken female performers singing today—and she’s a force to be reckoned with.


Author: Gemma Burgess

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782067396

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5582

Coco has always been the 'good one'. But when she catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she decides it's time to break bad. Coco swiftly goes from spending all her time baking and reading to working in (and dancing on) a bar, and falling in and out of love. Meanwhile Coco's best friends are suddenly plunged into break-ups, break-downs, big breaks, and before long the group is on the verge of quitting New York City altogether. Is Coco strong enough to keep them all together - and find herself at the same time?

First Light

Author: Mark Hayhurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350012440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

View: 9819

Now. Tonight. Before we're sent back to the front. Take every bit of money you got. Ditch everything else. July 1916. Albert Ingham and Alfred Longshaw are crouched in a muddy, rat-infested trench in France. These sharp and funny young soldiers from a battalion of the Manchester Pals are about to take part in one of the most savage assaults in the history of human warfare, The Battle of the Somme. Their survival is a miracle. Their company has lost 600 men. Overwhelmed by the sheer horror of the experience, neither of them dare stare extinction in the face again. So, when they are ordered to transfer to the Machine Gun Corps and return to the blood-soaked front line, they decide, for the first time in their young lives, to take their fragile destiny in their own trembling hands. But becoming a deserter, that most embarrassing and shameful sort of fighting man, takes more courage than they ever knew they had. Mark Hayhurst's play is a gripping thriller that exposes the impact of the First World War on soldiers and their families. It follows his acclaimed debut at Chichester Festival Theatre with Taken at Midnight in 2014, which transferred to the West End the following year. First Light received its world premiere at Chichester's Minerva Theatre on 10 June 2016.

Of Rice and Men

Author: Richard Galli

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307416275

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8002

Spreading democracy takes more than cutting-edge military hardware. Winning the hearts and minds of a troubled nation is a special mission we give to bewildered young soldiers who can’t speak the native language, don’t know the customs, can’t tell friends from enemies, and–in this wonderfully outrageous Iraq-era novel about Vietnam–wonder why they have to risk their lives spraying peanut plants, inoculating pigs, and hauling miracle rice seed for Ho Chi Minh. Brash, eye-opening, and surprisingly comic, Of Rice and Men displays the same irreverent spirit as the black-comedy classics Catch-22 and MASH–as it chronicles the American Army’s little known “Civil Affairs” soldiers who courageously roam hostile war zones, not to kill or to destroy, but to build, to feed, and to heal. Unprepared, uncertain, and naive, they find it impossible to make the skeptical population fall in love with them. But it’s thrilling to watch them try. Among the unforgettable characters: Guy Lopaca, an inept Army-trained interpreter who can barely say “I can’t speak Vietnamese” in Vietnamese, but has no trouble chatting with stray dogs and water buffalo. Guy’s friends include “Virgin Mary” Crocker, a pragmatic nurse earning a fortune spending nights with homesick soldiers; Paul Gianelli, a heroic builder of medical clinics who doesn’t want to be remembered badly, so he never goes home; and Tyler DeMudge, whose cure for every problem is a chilly martini, a patch of shade, and the theory that every bad event in life is “good training” for enduring it again. Pricelessly funny, disarming, thought-provoking, as fresh as the morning headlines, and bursting with humor, affection, and pride, Of Rice and Men is a sincere tribute to those young men and women, thrust into our hearts-and-minds wars, who try to do absolute good in a hopeless situation. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Hear from God

Author: Joyce Meyer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759510318

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 2035

In the hustle and bustle of today's busy world, sometimes it's hard enough to hear yourself think, much less take a minute to stop and listen for the voice of God. But learning to recognize God's voice and the many ways in which He speaks is vital for following His plan. In How to Hear from God, Joyce Meyer shows readers that God reaches out to people every day, seeking a partnership with them to offer guidance and love. She reveals the ways in which God delivers His word and the benefits of asking God for the sensitivity to hear His voice. Joyce asks the question, "Are you listening?" and shares how to do just that.

Hidden with God

Author: Dr. Sheri L. Dark

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973641593

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 1221

Why is life so hard at times? Why does the night seem so long? Why am I alone when I hurt the most? Hidden With God explores and offers explanations for some of life’s most puzzling questions presented by difficulty, by struggle, by heartache. Hidden With God will help you understand your * Dark times that unleash your hidden Purpose * Hard times that unveil your hidden Promotion *Lonely times that uncover your hidden Promise Discover your Victorious Life now, revealed in Hidden With God.

'Whole-Brain' Behaviour Management in the Classroom

Author: Chris Derrington,Hilary Goddard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134127650

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8229

Representing a brave and insightful shift away from narrow perspectives on behaviour management, this book draws practitioners towards a more holistic understanding of ourselves and how we impact on children’s learning and behaviour. The authors’ brilliant new conceptual model of ‘whole-brain’ behaviour management challenges existing theories about the management of children’s behavioural issues. Their pioneering ‘whole-brain’ approach draws upon a range of influences and concepts that cross discipline boundaries, expanding on the practitioner’s understanding of the complexity of children’s behaviour through their own knowledge of neuroscience, biopsychosocial theory and interpersonal awareness. The book will take the reader through a process of self-evaluation in which their preferred ways of thinking, acting and relating will be explored and interpreted in order to help them understand the impact of their ‘personal style’ on how the children in their care behave. Offering new insights and creative solutions, this is a practical guide to coach practitioners in their personal and professional development, helping them to raise the achievement of children exhibiting even the most challenging of behaviour.

Shit Adults Never Taught Us

Author: Natasha Sattler

Publisher: Natasha Sattler


Category: Self-Help

Page: 314

View: 1495


Wouldn’t it be awesome if life had a manual? Not for your daily how-tos (like cooking or ironing) but for when the real shit pops up. The money shit we have no idea how to navigate, like negotiating a raise or buying a car. The relationship shit that slaps us in the face as we turn into full-fledged adults, like surviving a gut-wrenching breakup and having the courage to fall in love. The mind fucks that sneak into our brains after puberty like a ninja and set up camps of anxiety, loneliness, and regret. The life shit that somehow was completely ignored throughout more than a decade of schooling, like protecting your privacy online, traveling on any budget, and finding motivation when it seems impossible.

We’ve made it this far, but after countless conversations with friends, it became obvious to me that our childhood education had a ton of gaps. Sure, we learned linear equations and got to dissect frogs for some reason, but no one taught us what the difference between an HMO and a PPO was and why it’s important. I took several years of Algebra but not once was a Mutual Funds class offered.

That’s where Sh*t Adults Never Taught Us comes in. This book picks up where the adults left off and helps fill in all our insufficient knowledge by going beyond the Google search bar.

Disguised as a self-help book, this mini-memoir uses personal experiences, including some epic failures, to guide you through the most perplexing moments in life. Shit Adults Never Taught Us covers a lot of topics: including career strategies, mental health, emotional quandaries, and navigating all of the WTF moments of adulthood.

Jess Like Me

Author: Blake Lamar

Publisher: South Valley Press


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 179

View: 4210

How do you go on living when you’re not supposed to exist? Life hasn’t been easy since Jess got back from the so-called “True” timeline. She spends her days going through the motions, dreading the moment when her reality will vanish from existence. What’s worse, she’s in love with her boyfriend Jason. That doesn’t seem so bad, except he’s the wrong version of the boy she fell in love with. While he may look and act just like the Jason from the “True” timeline, something isn’t right. Then she comes home one day to discover she has a new foster sister. Herself. Going by Jess’s middle name and pretending to be her cousin, Marie has been kicked out of several foster homes in the “True” timeline. Who better to take care of her than her own parents from another timeline, right? Despite having been the exact same person at one point in their lives, Jess and Marie couldn’t be more different. After kicking Jess out of her own bedroom and hacking her Instagram account, it’s clear Marie isn’t going to make Jess’s life any easier. Jess tries to take comfort in the fact that so long as Marie is living in her timeline, she gets to continue living, which means she has things to look forward to. Like the Homecoming Dance! But when Jess’s friends notice their similarities, they suggest giving Marie a makeover and having them switch places at school for a day. What seems like a harmless prank ends up turning Jess’s world upside down. For Marie, that’s all just fun and games. The daughter of a corrupt time-cop has much more sinister plans.