The Book of My Lives

Author: Aleksandar Hemon

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Aleksandar Hemon's lives begin in Sarajevo, a small, blissful city where a young boy's life is consumed with street soccer with the neighborhood kids, resentment of his younger sister, and trips abroad with his engineer-cum-beekeeper father. Here, a young man's life is about poking at the pretensions of the city's elders with American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism. And then, his life in Chicago: watching from afar as war breaks out in Sarajevo and the city comes under siege, no way to return home; his parents and sister fleeing Sarajevo with the family dog, leaving behind all else they had ever known; and Hemon himself starting a new life, his own family, in this new city. And yet this is not really a memoir. The Book of My Lives, Hemon's first book of nonfiction, defies convention and expectation. It is a love song to two different cities; it is a heartbreaking paean to the bonds of family; it is a stirring exhortation to go out and play soccer—and not for the exercise. It is a book driven by passions but built on fierce intelligence, devastating experience, and sharp insight. And like the best narratives, it is a book that will leave you a different reader—a different person, with a new way of looking at the world—when you've finished. For fans of Hemon's fiction, The Book of My Lives is simply indispensable; for the uninitiated, it is the perfect introduction to one of the great writers of our time.A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

The Book That Changed My Life

Author: Roxanne J. Coady,Joy Johannessen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101043466

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life, our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs, and CEO s share the books that mean the most to them. For Doris Kearns Goodwin it was Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, which inspired her to enter a field, history writing, traditionally reserved for men. For Jacques Pépin it was The Myth of Sisyphus, which taught him the importance of personal responsibility, dignity, and goodness in the midst of existentialist France. A testament to the life-altering importance of literature, this book inspires us to return to old favorites and seek out new treasures. All proceeds go to The Read to Grow Foundation, which partners with urban hospitals to provide books and literacy information to newborns and their families.

My Life: Everything but BUY THE BOOK

Author: Scott Ludwig

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491701331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 474

View: 7413


To: Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution I believe your newspaper has been missing something for the last two decades. In fact it was the original reason I became a loyal subscriber in the fi rst place: the thriceweekly columns of my all-time favorite writer, the late, great Lewis Grizzard. Trust me when I say that as a loyal University of Florida graduate it’s diffi cult for me to admit there is actually something good that came out of the University of Georgia, and that something would be Lewis Grizzard. Born and raised in nearby Moreland (I reside in Peachtree City, Georgia), Grizzard had a major influence on my writing style. This is my sixth self-published book; one of them sold so well a publisher came a-calling tobuy the rights to it. Now I’d like to take my writing to the next level. That’s where you come in. Consider this book as both my job application and resume for a position on your editorial staff. Everything here on the back cover is my cover letter to you. I leave you with one simple question: When do I start?

The Book That Changed My Life

Author: Diane Osen

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307793656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 5158


Every reader can name at least one book that changed his or her life—and many more beloved titles will surely come to mind as well. In The Book That Changed My Life, fifteen of America’s most influential authors discuss their own special literary choices. These unique interviews with National Book Award winners and finalists offer new insights into the many ways in which the experience of reading shapes the act of writing. Robert Stone on Joseph Conrad’s Victory, Cynthia Ozick on Henry James’s Washington Square, Charles Johnson on Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf—each approaches the question of literary influence, while offering rich and wonderful revelations about his or her own writing career. James Carroll, Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow, Diane Johnson, Philip Levine, David Levering Lewis, Barry Lopez, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Grace Paley, Linda Pastan, and Katherine Paterson are the other distinguished contributors to this collection of informed, insightful interviews.

My Life for the Book

Author: Ivan D. Sytin,Charles A. Ruud,Marina E. Soroka

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773540245

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 9995


The life and times of Russia's leading pre-Revolutionary book publisher.

The Book That Changed My Life

Author: Mike Murdock

Publisher: Wisdom International Inc

ISBN: 1563941112

Category:

Page: 48

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Provides Confidence And Inner Peace That The Bible Is Truly God's Infallible Word. 11 Reasons Why The Bible Is The Most Important Book On Earth / 12 Problems The Word of God Can Solve In Your Life / 4 Steps To Building A Spiritual Home. This Book Unlocks The Secrets Hidden From Millions. A Must For Every Serious Seeker of Truth! Also Available In Spanish #SB-117 El Libro Que Cambi Mi Vida Also Available In Portuguese #PB-117 O Livro Que Mudou A Minha Vida

Off the Back of a Truck

Author: Nick Braccia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982139080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 6152


Unleash your inner Soprano and relive all your favorite moments with this companion guide to the award-winning television series The Sopranos. We all know and love The Sopranos, one of the most important television dramas to ever hit the small screen, having run for six seasons on HBO. The story of the Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano balancing his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization pioneered decades of genre-bending “peak TV.” Now, Off the Back of a Truck takes you one step further into the world of Tony Soprano and his families, offering an Italian potluck of fresh and fun takes that any true fan can get lost in for hours. Off the Back of a Truck includes: -New looks at everyone’s favorite episodes, scenes, and characters -All 92 deaths analyzed, evaluated, and ranked -An investigation of true crimes behind the families’ schemes -An exploration of movies and shows that inspired The Sopranos -Reflections on the use of music, food, and fashion from writers who are also huge fans -A provocative conversation about what happens in the controversial ending This book takes you on a journey through the six seasons you have watched time and time again—but it's organized so you can dip in at any time, at any place. Roam around as though you’re in Tony’s backyard for a BBQ...

The Pennsylvania School Journal

Author: Thomas Henry Burrowes,James Pyle Wickersham,Elnathan Elisha Higbee,David Jewett Waller,Nathan C. Schaeffer,John Piersol McCaskey,Thomas Edward Finegan,James Herbert Kelley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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A Zero Waste Family

Author: Anita Vandyke

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 0143796828

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 378


Trying to live a zero waste life while simultaneously raising a family can feel almost impossible at times, but Anita Vandyke, bestselling author of A Zero Waste Life, is here to help. A Zero Waste Family is a gentle thirty-day guide highlighting the lessons Anita learned during her first year navigating motherhood, while also studying medicine and still trying to reduce her waste. Here she shares innovative ideas about how families can work together to decrease their household waste and make their lives easier, richer and more purposeful, and less full of clutter and distractions. As parents we are constantly juggling the needs of children, work, chores and money. This book is not designed to add to the guilt that we already feel. It’s about showing how, by applying zero waste and minimalist principles, being an eco-parent doesn’t have to be difficult, and that by making small changes as a family we can make a big difference to our world for our children and future generations.