Uncommon People

Author: David Hepworth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147354176X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 6349


As heard on BBC 6 Music with Shaun Keveny, BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio with Eamonn Holmes The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn’t stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn’t just their story. It’s ours as well.

Uncommon People I Have Known

Author: Frank P. Sherwood

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491703660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

View: 2953


The title and subtitle say a great deal about the character of this book. These are stories about people who inevitably stand out in a crowd for their personal attributes, their ethical standards, the ways in which they have coped with great problems, and their remarkable achievements. Significantly, fourteen of the sixteen stories in this book are about people who have in some way contributed to better government. Several have worked directly in government, others have been teachers, and still others have found ways to make contributions. Not all the stories are about people in the U.S. The two stories from Brazil involve people who stayed at home and did their good work there; in the other two instances, already blossoming careers at home were ended by extreme governmental changes. In all cases, however, these are people who must be admired for their extreme dedication to the highest ideals of service. In effect, this book can be considered a primer on government that works. The two whose stories did not directly concern government contributed mightily to a better society. One was a highly productive author, who, in later years ̧ concentrated on children's books and wrote more than 50 of them. The other pioneered a wholly different journalistic undertaking, the city-regional magazine. Today these publications are found throughout the country and are distinguished by their design quality and their commitment to the communities they serve.

49 Days Back to Better

Author: Dr. Tim Hill,Tim Enochs

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1631957198

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6033


It seems much of what society thought was normal about life and the world has changed. A tiny unseen virus has shut down businesses, crippled nations, and taken the lives of precious people. Those lives can never be replaced. And then there is the petty stuff like finding a single roll of toilet paper at the supermarket. People are wearing masks and gloves to protect themselves and others from this unseen enemy potentially hiding inside of friends, neighbors, and family members. Normal just isn’t normal anymore. Normal is just a place in people’s minds that everyone seems to want to get back to as soon as possible. Some people are even calling it a new normal, but what is that? As the concept of going back to better is considered, Dr. Tim Hill, Tim Enochs, and Adam Enochs fully understand that some losses can never be replaced, and in that realm, there is no going back to better. In 49 Days Back to Better, they focus on areas where there is a choice whether to go back to normal in those areas or find the way back to something better.

The Uncommon Dream

Author: Mike Murdock

Publisher: Wisdom International Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 2479


THE UNCOMMON DREAM One of The Most Important Books You Will Read During Your Lifetime. It reveals the remarkable secrets that can cause the unspoken craving of your heart to come to pass. A step-by-step Mentorship Program for those who cannot live with Mediocrity / Focus / Mentors / Recovery / Passion. There Is No Other Book Like It Available Today.

Re-Storying Your Faith

Author: Suzanne M. Coyle

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782792309

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 4114


Re-Storying Your Faith has caught our culture’s imagination from nouveau experiences of spirituality through channeling and meditation to traditional spiritual practices of personal devotions, scripture reading, and prayer. Building on Christian spirituality, this spiritual practice of re-storying our faith offers people an everyday experience of discovering multiple faith stories to give meaning to their spiritual journey. Built into this process is a way of discovering individual uniqueness as well as sharing discovered stories in faith communities, whether it is a Sunday school class or a group of like-minded friends.

Supreme Secrets of Success

Author: Lami Abayilo

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609579542

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 2095


Access the Power of True and Lasting Success and Revolutionize Your Life! In her exciting book, "Supreme Secrets of Success," author Lami Abayilo tells her readers how they, too, can live a success-filled life in every way-not just personally and financially. "Even if life knocks you hard, you can get back on your feet and become the success you were meant to be." These profound principles enable deep-seated desire and passion to well up in you until they become like a fire shut up in your bones. You become driven by the success that is You!" Such success enables you to become all that you were created to be. The author's golden words and timeless manner clearly reveal what success is and what it is not. She says, "Stop struggling and become" is the message that resonates throughout the book. If you are looking for "time-tested" principles of success, then your success journey has just begun. Welcome aboard!" Other books Lami has authored are: "Beyond Limits" and "Wait on the Lord." Born in 1971 in Nigeria, she has several college degrees and a Post graduate degree from England's Manchester University. The author also directs the yearly global event called "Wealth Connect." This event is a conference that focuses on building sustainable growth and business operations in the borderless world. She also organizes and speaks at international and domestic conferences and seminars. Lami and her husband, Frank have three children, Serita, Charlyn, and Ashriel. A poster that Lami saw as a child motivated her to seek a faith-filled life. The poster read: "When all things come to a halt, faith goes killing giants." The saying became the foundation for her life.

Berkmann's Pop Miscellany

Author: Marcus Berkmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408713845

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 4924


Marcus Berkmann was for many years the pop critic of the Spectator, waiting like most freelances to get fired. He's also the author of the bestselling Berkmann's Cricket Miscellany, concentrating on the ridiculous true stories and the weird characters of that most eccentric of sports. Here he combines the two, in a wildly entertaining ride through the galloping absurdities of pop, from Elvis Presley's real hair colour, through Janet Jackson's more intimate piercings, to Courtney Love's hatred of cheese. Why does Bono always wear sunglasses? Did Ozzy Osbourne really urinate on the Alamo? What actually happened at Keith Moon's 21st birthday party at the Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan? There's sex, there's drugs, there's violence, there's even a little rock 'n' roll from time to time. But mainly there are vital questions, now finally answered. Which notable guitarist has unfeasibly tiny hands? Which Britpop star was forced to wear lederhosen as a child? Who said, 'The majority of pop stars are compete idiots in every respect'? And was she wrong?

Destroying Leadership: Commonality-The Downfall Of America

Author: David Erickson,Janice Erickson

Publisher: David Erickson

ISBN: 1493520016

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 1901


John Common and Mary Common started a common family in Common Town when they had the Common Twins. The Common family had uncommon dreams and goals but they continued leading a very common life. Eventually with all their commonality their got common jobs and lost common jobs. They had to go on common unemployment and finally common disability. Their common lives have deteriorated into lives out of common control. Follow the Common Family as they learn through their common mistakes how to be uncommon again.