Summer at Tiffany

Author: Marjorie Hart

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061754982

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 9168


“Hart has a genuine gift for conveying the texture of midcentury Manhattan…. [She makes] the dilemmas of her own young life both compelling and contemporary.” —USA Today “[A] glorious once upon a time fairytale come true….I loved every moment!” —Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine A memoir acclaimed as “reminiscent of The Best of Everything and Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (BookPage), Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart is the true story of two best friends experiencing the time of their lives in New York City during the summer of 1945. The Cleveland Plain Dealer raves, “Hart writes about that stylish summer with verve, recollecting with a touching purity a magical summer in Manhattan, seen through the eyes of two 21-year-olds, just as the end of World War II approached.”

Write That Memoir Right Now

Author: Kim Brittingham

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1620642042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 75

View: 3086


If you want to put your life story down in words, where do you start? Exactly what story are you hoping to tell? How are you going to fill hundreds of pages? How do you plan it out? Memoirist, blogger, and writing teacher Kim Brittingham shares her insight into getting started with your writing and crafting your memoir. Starting with the basic questions every writer should ask themselves, such as why do you want to write a memoir; what story do you want to tell; what form should your story take; who is the audience; and most importantly, why does anyone care? Kim shares her experience and her wisdom, reviewing key aspects of the writing process, including characterization, plotting, theme, focus, point of view, editing, and revising. And she adds extra information on the business of getting published and ways to get your story read.

Foreign Food Adventures

Author: Margaret McWilliams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1796057258

Category: Travel

Page: 374

View: 7013


Food and photography describe the reasons this professor of food science journeyed around the world with camera and pen in hand. Come along on her flavorful adventures.

Writing & Selling Your Memoir

Author: Paula Balzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599634198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3852


There's more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn't one long diary entry. Rather, it's a well-crafted story about a crucial, often exceptionally difficult, time in someone's life. Writing & Selling Your Memoir talks readers through the process of telling their most personal stories in a compelling, relatable, and readable manner. Unlike other books dedicated to the art and craft of writing memoir, it teaches readers how to approach the genre with love, respect, and know-how without sentimentalizing it. Drawing on her experience working with New York Times best-selling memoirists, literary agent Paula Balzer carefully explores the genre and provides readers with step-by-step instruction on how to: • Identify strong opening and closing points • Find and develop a strong central hook that readers can relate to • Structure a memoir to maximize readability • Use dialogue and pacing to enhance intimacy • Approach honesty and truthfulness • Build a successful author platform around their memoir • Get an agent's attention • Get published Full of tips, techniques, detailed exercises, and examples from best-selling memoirs as well as sidebars from well-known memoir authors, Writing & Selling Your Memoir teaches you how to approach an often tricky genre and tell your story without sentimentalizing it.

From Miman, With Love: A Grandmother's Memoir

Author: Metty Vargas Pellicer

Publisher: BookLocker.com, Inc.

ISBN: 1634908090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 857


Writing with a robust and steady voice, this memoir, written by a grandmother to her granddaughter has a unique frame that is emotionally compelling. It will appeal to readers interested in personal accounts of immigration, particularly stories from the Philippines. Her sense of humor and love of the Philippines infuse the book with a sense of wonder. She writes about overcoming challenges in gender and racial discrimination, making it in America and the importance of believing in oneself. Her vivid description is enthralling as she takes the reader along to see, hear, smell and touch her world. She speaks eloquently of her late husband, of being in love, and of the displacement and pain of losing him. In the end she offers closure and continuation of her journey, dreaming new adventures and following a different road.

Summer in the City

Author: Joseph P. Viteritti

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 1421412632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2813


Summer in the City takes a clear look at John Lindsay’s tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, when President Lyndon Johnson launched his ambitious Great Society Program. Providing an even-handed reassessment of Lindsay’s legacy and the policies of the period, the essays in this volume skillfully dissect his kaleidoscope of progressive ideas and approach to leadership—all set in a perfect storm of huge demographic changes, growing fiscal stress, and an unprecedented commitment by the federal government to attain a more equal society. Compelling archival photos and a timeline give readers a window into the mythic 1960s, a period animated by civil rights marches, demands for black power, antiwar demonstrations, and a heroic intergovernmental effort to redistribute national resources more evenly. Written by prize-winning authors and leading scholars, each chapter covers a distinct aspect of Lindsay’s mayoralty (politics, race relations, finance, public management, architecture, economic development, and the arts), while Joseph P. Viteritti’s introductory and concluding essays offer an honest and nuanced portrait of Lindsay and the prospects for shaping more balanced public priorities as New York City ushers in a new era of progressive leadership. The volume’s sharp focus on the controversies of the Mad Men era will appeal not only to older readers who witnessed its explosive events, but also to younger readers eager for a deeper understanding of the time. A progressive Republican with bold ideals and a fervent belief in the American Dream, Lindsay strove to harness the driving forces of modernization, democratization, acculturation, inclusion, growth, and social justice in ways that will inform our thinking about the future of the city. -- Mike Wallace, Pulitzer Prize–winning coauthor of GothamDick Ravitch, Former Lieutenant Governor of New York, 2009–2010

Famous Enough: A Hollywood Memoir

Author: Diane McBain,Michael Gregg Michaud

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

View: 498


Diane McBain is an American film and television actress who was born in Ohio, and raised in Glendale, California. She reached her peak of popularity as a Warner Bros. contract star during the late 1950s and early 1960s. She is perhaps best known for starring in the 1960-62 hit ABC-TV series, Surfside Six, and appearing opposite Elvis Presley in Spinout. Her more than 25 feature films include Ice Palace, Parrish, Claudelle Inglish, Black Gold, The Caretakers, Mary Mary, A Distant Trumpet, and such cult classics as Maryjane, Thunder Alley, I Sailed to Tahiti With An All Girl Crew, and The Mini-Skirt Mob. She has guest-starred in dozens of television dramas, and numerous situation comedies, including such classics as Maverick, The Wild, Wild West, 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. One of her most memorable television guest roles was on the original Batman series, playing “Pinky Pinkston.” Miss McBain’s personal and professional travels have taken her to Europe, South America and Asia. She supports many charitable causes, and is an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual assault. She received the “Special Service Award” from the USO for her trips to Vietnam to visit American troops in 1966 and 1967. Michael Gregg Michaud is the author of Sal Mineo, A Biography (Harmony Books/Three Rivers Press), which was nominated for a Lambda Book Award in 2011. The acclaimed book was a pick of the month in Los Angeles Times Magazine and for Turner Classic Movies. Sal Mineo, A Biography was adapted for the screen by James Franco. Michaud appears in the Biography Channel/Smart Entertainment production of the documentary Crime Special: Hollywood’s Most Notorious Crimes (2012), and the feature documentary Steven Arnold’s Heavenly Bodies (2015) about avant-garde filmmaker and photographer. Steven Arnold. Michaud supports numerous charitable causes, including The Roar Foundation, which supports the Shambala Preserve for endangered, exotic big cats, and the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation, which rescues dogs and cats. Michaud is a respected researcher and writer of Hollywood history.

You Should Really Write a Book

Author: Regina Brooks,Brenda Lane Richardson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250015669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 5455


Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.