Dirty Old Man

A True Story

Author: Moll French

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492762874

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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"Monsters do exist, though many parents can't see them. I knew one called Bernie. He groomed me and led me away from home." It's been all over the news lately. Teenagers running away from home. Groomed and snatched from the nest by predators, before they get chance to spread their wings. Regardless of culture or social class, it's happening everywhere; online, in schools, clubs and societies. It happened to me, Moll. This is my true story, a harrowing account of my stolen youth, and my journey to take it back. A story of the ones who overlooked my situation, and a story dedicated to those who made a difference to my life. I lived in that squalid mobile home for two and a half years with my abuser. I even married him because I felt I had no way out. From the mind games of my father, to the open arms of Bernie, I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. I was helpless for a short time, but never hopeless.
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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872866378

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ." "Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life . . ." —Publishers Weekly "These disjointed stories gives us a glimpse into the brilliant and highly disturbed mind of a man who will drink anything, hump anything and say anything without the slightest tinge of embarassment, shame or remorse. It's actually pretty hard not to like the guy after reading a few of these semi-ranting short stories." —Greg Davidson, curiculummag.com Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). Other Bukowski books published by City Lights Publishers include More Notes of a Dirty Old Man, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, Tales of Ordinary Madness, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and Absence of the Hero. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.
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A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad

Author: John Cowart

Publisher: Bluefish Books

ISBN: 1411670701

Category:

Page: 325

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A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad, by John Cowart, records the humor and happiness of a frustrated writer. John's daily blog, Rabid Fun, bears the caption, A befuddled ordinary Christian looks for spiritual realities in day to day living. Sounds like a downer. Yet, over 104,000 readers from 102 countries visited his website in 2005. A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad reveals John's happy joys as well as his struggles with temptation over bitterness, resentment, pornography, Microsoft, depression, laziness, Google, Blogger, pettiness, sloth, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and anger. All in all, this is a real-time love story told day by day by a man who loves reality.
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More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

The Uncollected Columns

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872865436

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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This collection gathers previously uncollected entries from the author's autobiographical column.
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Trouble Brewin - A True Story of Sex, Murder, Love and Betrayal

Author: Belinda Brewin

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784184276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Belinda Brewin has experienced more in her life than most people ever will. Never far away from trouble, she recently made the headlines when, having started a new job, her boss and his family were murdered and, in a sickening twist of fate, the prime suspect turned out to be the man who claimed to be in love with her. Even more disturbingly, it transpired that the bodies of the victims had been temporarily buried in her back garden.By the time the book is published, Belinda will have given evidence as a key witness at the trial. Her colourful life has also included being best friend and confidante to Paula Yates, being arrested with a car boot full of cocaine and subsequently being exonerated at her trial. This is a breath-taking and scandalous read.
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The Dirty Old Man Of American Literature

A Biography of Charles Bukowski

Author: Paul Brody

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629170852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 70

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Charles Bukowski didn't write about high society or the life most people will never live; he wrote about the ordinary man--the ones you are more likely to see living next to you than glamorized on TV. He wrote what he knew and he wrote it well. Bukowski knew Los Angeles—women—the drudgery of work—and drinking…lots of drinking! This biography takes you inside the life and times of Bukowski, and helps you understand how he composed some of the greatest fiction and poetry of the past 50 years.
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Charles Bukowski

Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802199300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“A lively portrait of American literature’s ‘Dirty Old Man’” (Library Journal). A former postman and long-term alcoholic who did not become a full-time writer until middle age, Charles Bukowski was the author of autobiographical novels that captured the low life—including Post Office, Factotum, and Women—and made him a literary celebrity, with a major Hollywood film (Barfly) based on his life. Drawing on new interviews with virtually all of Bukowski’s friends, family, and many lovers; unprecedented access to his private letters and unpublished writing; and commentary from Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, R. Crumb, and Harry Dean Stanton, Howard Sounes has uncovered the extraordinary true story of the Dirty Old Man of American literature. Illustrated with drawings by Bukowski and over sixty photographs, Charles Bukowski is a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. “Bukowski is one of those writers people remember more for the legend than for the work . . . but, as Howard Sounes shows in this exhaustively researched biography, it wasn’t the whole story.” —Los Angeles Times “Engaging . . . Adroit . . . revealing.” —The New York Times Book Review “A must-read for anybody who is a fan of Bukowski’s writing.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
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Dienstags bei Morrie

Die Lehre eines Lebens

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641221188

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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»Wenn du lernst, wie man stirbt, dann lernst du, wie man lebt.« Als er erfährt, dass sein ehemaliger Professor Morrie Schwartz schwer erkrankt ist und bald sterben wird, beginnt der Journalist Mitch Albom seinen Lehrer jede Woche zu besuchen. Und er, der meinte, dem Sterbenden Kraft und Trost spenden zu müssen, lernt stattdessen dienstags bei Morrie das Leben neu zu betrachten und zu verstehen.
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Der Tätowierer von Auschwitz

Die wahre Geschichte des Lale Sokolov

Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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1942 wurde Lale Sokolov nach Auschwitz deportiert. Seine Aufgabe war es, Häftlingsnummern auf die Unterarme seiner Mitgefangenen zu tätowieren, jene Nummern, die später zu den eindringlichsten Mahnungen gegen das Vergessen gehören würden. Er nutzte seine besondere Rolle und kämpfte gegen die Unmenschlichkeit des Lagers, vielen rettete er das Leben. Dann, eines Tages, tätowierte er den Arm eines jungen Mädchens – und verliebte sich auf den ersten Blick in Gita. Eine Liebesgeschichte begann, an deren Ende das Unglaubliche wahr werden sollte: Sie überlebten beide. Eindringlich erzählt Heather Morris die bewegende, wahre Geschichte von Lale und Gita, die den Glauben an Mut, Liebe und Menschlichkeit nie verloren.
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Charles Bukowski

portions from a wine-stained notebook : uncollected stories and essays, 1944-1990

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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Essential uncollected work from one of the most infamous and provocative contemporary American writers.
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Red Notice

Wie ich Putins Staatsfeind Nr. 1 wurde

Author: Bill Browder

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446443193

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

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Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.
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Dirty Old Rascal

Author: Trevor A. Harley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445226227

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Max is the chief chef in the Castle, a place where no mistake goes unpunished - in a fitting and unpleasant way. He has two hundred days before he retires, but must create a new dish every night. The Ghost is seen and strange murders start happening. Max is drawn into trying to sove the crimes, if only because he is starting to look like the main suspect. Things aren't helped when he falls in love - with the one person he shouldn't. Will Max reach his Time, or will he fall into the hands of the Royal Torturer and Extractor of Secrets? Dirty Old Rascal is a fantasy, a murder mystery, a comedy, a thriller, a satire, a ghost story, a love story, and a moral fable. The Castle is a strange place, but so is the modern world.
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True Stories of Old Houston and Houstonians

Author: Samuel Oliver Young

Publisher: Copano Bay Press

ISBN: 0982246757

Category: Houston (Tex.)

Page: 292

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This volume compiles 105 stories of Houston's history originally written by Dr. Young for his column in the Houston Chronicle. This is history at its most entertaining. He brings early Houstonians to life, describing their personalities, their admirable traits and their many eccentricities. His stories of boyhood in Houston read like something out of Tom Sawyer. There are also stories of early citizens and their day-to-day lives, of the Civil War and Houston's fighting men, of slaves and former slaves, of rigged elections and reconstruction days. Dr. Young gives vivid descriptions of Houston's many saloons and gambling dens. You'll read about what a mischievous undertaker did with the Yankee dead during a Yellow Fever epidemic, about the superstitions of the day, about ghosts and haunted houses. There are stories of gentlemen and of scoundrels, of hangings and jail breaks. Even a little cross dressing.
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Von Mäusen und Menschen

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423142113

Category:

Page: 126

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Der bärenstarke, aber geistig zurückgebliebene Lennie zieht mit George durchs Land, um sich als Erntehelfer eine paar Dollar zu verdienen. Ihr grosser Traum ist es, sich auf einer eigenen Farm zur Ruhe zu setzen und Kaninchen zu züchten. Doch Lennies Bedürfnis, junge Hunde, Mäuse und andere kleine Tiere zu "streicheln", bringt die beiden in Schwierigkeiten. Auf der Suche nach neuen Jobs verflucht George seinen Gefährten Lennie, bringt es aber nicht übers Herz, ihn alleine zu lassen. Als Lennie beginnt, die Frau des Gutsbesitzers zu "streicheln", ist das Unheil vorprogrammiert.
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Heimsuchungen

Zwölf Erzählungen

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104017840

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Zwölf Stories der jungen nigerianischen Bestsellerautorin Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Nigeria – Nordamerika: Zwei Welten, getrennt durch eine scheinbar unüberwindbare Kluft. Die nigerianische Heimat schwebt zwischen Tradition und Moderne, wird bedroht von Gewalt und Korruption. In Amerika hingegen hält das Leben nicht, was es verspricht. An den Rändern beider Kulturen werden die prekären Bande zwischen Kindern und Eltern, die verborgenen Vibrationen zwischen Männern und Frauen aufgespürt: Die Liebe wird in der Distanz auf die Probe gestellt und das Sich-Wiederfinden ist schwieriger als erwartet. In der Familie schleichen sich Spannungen ein, wenn der Strudel des Lebens ihre Mitglieder mitreißt. Diese sinnlichen und gleichsam klaren Einblicke in die Wirren des nigerianischen, in erster Linie aber des menschlichen Lebens überhaupt, machen diese Geschichten nicht nur zu Erzählungen einer außergewöhnlichen jungen afrikanischen Stimme, sondern zu ganz großer Literatur. »Chimamanda Adichie ist eine neue Autorin, die mit der Gabe der alten Geschichtenerzähler gesegnet ist.« Chinua Achebe
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Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted

Author: Kristina Jones,Celeste Jones,Juliana Buhring

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007369824

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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The bestselling, devastating account of three sisters torn apart, abused and exploited at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. It reveals three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage.
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Hi, My Name Is Jack

One Man's Story of the Tumultuous Road to Sobriety and a Changed Life

Author: Jack Watts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439196613

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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This highly personal, intriguing memoir gives hope and encouragement to those struggling with addiction and the ones who love them. In this grippingly honest narrative about one man’s journey from alcoholism and self-destruction to recovery and a changed life, readers will be dismayed at the hurtful patterns of his two alcoholic parents and how they scarred and shaped the outcome of their three sons forever. Watts openly talks of his multiple failed marriages, strained relationships with his children, overwhelming business losses, and the self-loathing and guilt that plagued him for years. In spite of all of this, Jack held on to the conviction he made more than seventeen years ago never to drink again. Believing that the truth will set him free, Jack sets out to uncover dark secrets from his past that have made his life a wasteland. With nothing to salvage but his name, Jack decides to do the next right thing, regardless of what that might be, leaving the outcome in God’s hands. A story like this is one that continues throughout a lifetime. The glimpses shared in these pages will inspire you to be honest about your own demons and provide hope for a fulfilled and joyful life beyond the shackles of addiction.
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Deviant

Author: Harold Schechter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106976

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs... From “America’s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers” (The Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation—and redefined the meaning of the word “psycho.” The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America’s heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile—and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother’s body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.
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