Tag: Autobiography

Lit: A Memoir

Amazon.com Review Product Description The Liars’ Club brought to vivid, indelible life Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, “continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal” (_Entertainment Weekly_). Now Lit follows the self-professed blackbelt sinner’s descent into the inferno of alcoholism and mad... »

Hearing secret harmonies

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as “brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times,” A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, so... »

Temporary Kings

From Library Journal Powell’s epic of 20th-century England is actually composed of 12 novels divided into four “movements,” although they can be read individually as separate works. The novels were originally published from the 1950s through the 1970s.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a... »

Books Do Furnish a Room

From Library Journal Powell’s epic of 20th-century England is actually composed of 12 novels divided into four “movements,” although they can be read individually as separate works. The novels were originally published from the 1950s through the 1970s.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a... »

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life

In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why I did stand-up and why I walked away.” Emmy and Grammy Award winner, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company, and a regular cont... »

Furious Love

The definitive story of Hollywood’s most famous couple He was a tough-guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman; she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty, and their fiery romance-often called “the marriage of the century”-wa... »

Sarah’s Diary: An Unflinchingly Honest Account of One Family’s Struggle With Depression

‘I was fourteen when I found my Dad trying to commit suicide in the garage. Sounds shocking doesn’t it? But that was part of me, part of living with my Dad’ Sarah’s Diary is the very personal diary of Sarah Griffin – an ordinary teenage girl learning to deal with the ups and downs of family life. On the outside hers was like any other family, but behind closed doors l... »

Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters

Although he was a suburban husband and father, living a far different life than the “Wolf of Wall Street,” Michael Kimelman had a good run as the cofounder of a hedge fund. He had left a cushy yet suffocating job at a law firm to try his hand at the high-risk life of a proprietary trader – and he did pretty well for himself. But it all came crashing down in the wee hours of Novem... »

Lulu’s Christmas Story: A True Story of Faith and Hope During the Great Depression

Christmas is eagerly awaited by Lulu, a young girl living in a small Wisconsin town during the Great Depression. Anticipation is transformed into anxiety when Daddy loses his job, doubts about Santa flicker, and that Shirley Temple doll seems further away than ever. Mama reveals her own brutal Christmas as an orphan, adding new worries.  But it’s Lulu’s deep faith and vibrant hope that... »

Heart: A History

The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tick For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and de... »

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