Mayhem

A Memoir

Author: Sigrid Rausing

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241977053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Riveting, clear-sighted and exceptionally articulate... Her literary and psychoanalytic fluency gives the book an impact that feels arrestingly honest... Heartbreaking' Daily Telegraph 'This is a fierce, lyrical, and lucid memoir that asks agonizing questions about guilt, innocence, and judgment and reminds us how difficult it can be to untangle one from the other' Siri Hustvedt 'Powerful, spare [and] striking' Observer 'Unique and haunting' Sunday Times 'What gives this book its astonishing power is not the guilt, but the intelligence and literary skill. Beautifully structured... Rausing sets the scene with painterly delicacy and then steps back to analyse the implications of what she has revealed' Guardian A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The couple had struggled with drug addiction for years, often under the glare of tabloid headlines. Now, writing with singular clarity and restraint the editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing, tries to make sense of what happened to her brother and his wife. In Mayhem, she asks the difficult questions those close to the world of addiction must face. 'Who can help the addict, consumed by a shaming hunger, a need beyond control? There is no medicine: the drugs are the medicine. And who can help their families, so implicated in the self-destruction of the addict? Who can help when the very notion of 'help' becomes synonymous with an exercise of power; a familial police state; an end to freedom, in the addict's mind?'
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Mein Ein und Alles

Roman

Author: Gabriel Tallent

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641228239

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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»Ein Buch, das man mit angehaltenem Atem verschlingt.« Washington Post Dieser Roman über ein junges Mädchen hat Amerikas Leserschaft überwältigt und gespalten. Denn Turtle Alveston, so verletzlich wie stark, ist eine der unvergesslichsten Heldinnen der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Sie wächst weltabgeschieden in den nordkalifornischen Wäldern auf, wo sie jede Pflanze und jede Kreatur kennt. Auf tagelangen Streifzügen in der Natur sucht sie Zuflucht vor der besitzergreifenden Liebe ihres charismatischen und schwer gestörten Vaters. Erst als sie ihren Mitschüler Jacob näher kennenlernt und wahre Freundschaft erfährt, beginnt die Befreiung aus seinen Klauen. Gabriel Tallents Debut ist von eindringlicher Wucht und zugleich Zartheit, eine neue Stimme, die niemanden kalt lässt. »Als Leser schlägt einem das Herz bis zum Hals und man hofft nichts inständiger, als dass Turtle durchkommen möge. Intensiv und lebendig.« Marie Claire
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Lords of Chaos

Satanischer Metal: Der blutige Aufstieg aus dem Untergrund

Author: Michael Moynihan,Didrik Søderlind

Publisher: Index Verlag

ISBN: 9783936878004

Category: Black metal (Music)

Page: 423

View: 5793

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Desaster

Author: Sigrid Rausing

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104901910

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5803

Die erschütternde Geschichte einer Familie über Sucht, Selbstzerstörung und den verzweifelten Wunsch zu helfen. Die Verlegerin und Tetra-Pak-Erbin Sigrid Rausing erzählt in ihrem autobiographischen Buch »Desaster« die tragische Geschichte der Drogensucht ihres Bruders, die ihre ganze Familie in die Katastrophe stürzte. Der Drogenskandal um das Milliardärsehepaar Hans Kristian und Eva Rausing und dessen tragischer Ausgang gingen weltweit durch die Medien. Unter mehreren Lagen Decken und Planen wurde Evas Leiche in der Londoner Stadtvilla des Ehepaars gefunden. Sie war bereits seit zwei Monaten tot. Hans Kristian hat sie, unfähig, ihren Tod zu akzeptieren, einfach versteckt. Sigrid Rausing erzählt nun erstmals von der bitteren Selbstzerstörung ihres Bruders und ihrem verzweifelten Wunsch zu helfen. In ihrem intimen, kathartischen Buch unternimmt sie den mutigen Versuch, das Unsagbare mit der Welt zu teilen. Hans Kristian Rausing und seine Frau Eva haben sich bei einem Entzug kennengelernt. Seitdem sind sie clean. Und sie sind verliebt. Als es zwölf Uhr schlägt, und die beiden ein Glas Champagner an die Lippen führen, sind sie seit zehn Jahren verheiratet. Sie haben vier gemeinsame Kinder. Der Rückfall der beiden wird der ganzen Familie Rausing den Boden unter den Füßen wegziehen: Kokain, Alkohol, Crack, Heroin. Sigrid, Hans‘ Schwester und Evas Schwägerin, beginnt einen kräftezehrenden Kampf gegen die Sucht ihres Bruders und muss sich irgendwann eingestehen, dass sie gescheitert ist. »Desaster« ist die intime Aufarbeitung einer menschlichen Tragödie - poetisch, klug und berührend.
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The Last Resort

A Zimbabwe Memoir

Author: Douglas Rogers

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 1907595112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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WINNER, BEST TRAVEL BOOK 2010 - BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS "A memoir that is both funny and deeply moving... Rogers' compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart-stoppingly good book its life force." The Times In The Last Resort, journalist Douglas Rogers tells the eye-opening, harrowing and, at times, surprisingly funny story of his parents' struggle for survival in war-torn Zimbabwe. For many years, Lyn and Ros Rogers were the owners of Drifters, a famous game farm and backpacker lodge in the eastern mountains. But when President Robert Mugabe launched his violent land reclamation programme, everything changed. The Rogers found their home under siege, their friends and neighbours expelled, and their lives in danger. But instead of leaving, as their son pleaded with them to do, they hauled out a shotgun and stayed. Soon afterwards, Douglas returns to find the country of his birth in chaos, and his home transformed into something between a Marx Brothers romp and the Heart of Darkness: marijuana has supplanted maize in the fields; hookers have replaced gap-year kids as guests; soldiers, spies and teenage diamond dealers down beers at the bar. Beyond the farm gates, armed war veterans loyal to Mugabe circle like hungry lions. And yet, in spite of it all, the Rogers - with the help of friends and locals, black political dissidents among them - hold on. And Douglas begins to see his parents in a new light: unbowed, even heroic. In the process he learns that the "big story" he had pursued throughout his adult life was actually happening in his own backyard. The Last Resort is an inspiring, edgy roller-coaster adventure, but also a deeply moving testament to the love and loyalty inspired by Zimbabwe and her people.
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Instigation

Creative Prompts on the Dark Side

Author: Michael Arnzen

Publisher: Mastication Publications

ISBN: 193958406X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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INSTIGATION: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side by award-winning horror author and writing professor Michael A. Arnzen is a treasury of twisted tips, strange scenarios and disturbing sparks to help ignite the fuel in your creative furnace. Its aim? To push you into the danger zone of your imagination, by thinking in unconventional ways and trying things you never thought -- or dared -- to try before in your writing, art, or dreams. Features include prompts for new stories, revision, memoir writing and NaNoWriMo. Also includes articles by Arnzen on the writing process.
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The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

Author: Stephen Hopkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1846319420

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 2014

This book examines memoir-writing by many of the key political actors in the Northern Irish Troubles (1969-1998), and argues that memoir has been a neglected dimension of the study of the legacies of the violent conflict. It investigates these sources in the context of ongoing disputes overhow to interpret Northern Irelands recent past. A careful reading of these memoirs can provide insights into the lived experience and retrospective judgments of some of the main protagonists of the conflict. The period of relative peace rests upon an uneasy calm in Northern Ireland. Many people continue to inhabit contested ideological territories, and in their strategies for shaping the narrative telling of the conflict, key individuals within the Protestant Unionist and Catholic Irish Nationalistcommunities can appear locked into exclusive and self-justifying discourses. In such circumstances, while some memoirists have been genuinely self-critical, many others have utilised a post-conflict language of societal reconciliation in order to mask a strategy that actually seeks to scorerhetorical victories and to discomfort traditional enemies. Memoir-writing is only one dimension of the current ad hoc approach to "dealing with the past" in Northern Ireland, but in the absence of any consensus regarding an overarching "truth and reconciliation" process, this is likely to be thepattern for the foreseeable future. This study provides the first comprehensive analysis of a major resource for understanding the conflict.
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Muffins and Mayhem

Recipes for a Happy (if Disorderly) Life

Author: Suzanne Beecher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439149515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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"While it’s well known that food and stories make for a great combination, Muffins & Mayhem takes their relationship to a whole new level. Brimming over with the stuff of life, this is a book to curl up with and devour." —JOEL BEN IZZY, storyteller and author of The Beggar King and The Secret of Happiness Suzanne Beecher’s happy, loving voice has brought more than 350,000 people to her online book club at DearReader.com, where her daily column offers her candid, thought-provoking reflections on life, inspiring countless readers to look at their "ordinary" lives in a new way. By turns funny and poignant, Suzanne is the reassuring friend across the kitchen table with a refreshing, jaunty attitude about life, even in the face of whatever difficulties it may bring. Suzanne has had her own share of troubles to overcome. Left home alone at an early age, she struggled with difficult and distant parents, dealt with heartbreak, became a hard-working single mom, and overcame two substance addictions and a physical impairment. But along the way, she found comfort in baking and sharing food with her friends and family. She learned to take the good with the bad, and her life is now inspiring proof that faith and persistence are the keys to success. This beautifully written celebration of food, friends, and family will nourish Suzanne’s numerous fans and those who have yet to discover her simple, homespun magic.
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Schnee in Amsterdam

Roman

Author: Bernard MacLaverty

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406727018

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ein älteres Ehepaar aus Glasgow, Gerry und Stella Gilmore, fliegt für ein verlängertes Wochenende nach Amsterdam. Die kleine Reise soll die beiden aufmuntern, sie wollen die Stadt erkunden und etwas für ihre Ehe tun. Sie lieben sich noch, man kennt einander samt allen kleinen Fehlern – aber in den vier Tagen treten tiefe Risse in ihrer Beziehung zutage. Und es wird klar, dass Stella einen ganz eigenen Plan verfolgt. Dieser Plan hängt mit einem der bezauberndsten Orte in Amsterdam zusammen, dem Beginenhof, und mit einem Gelübde, das Stella einst getan hat. Gerry dagegen, ehemaliger Architekt, hat weitgehend abgeschlossen mit seinem Leben, in dem der Alkohol eine zu große Rolle spielt. Während ihrer Reise drängt allmählich ein Ereignis aus ihrer gemeinsamen Vergangenheit in Belfast, Nordirland, immer stärker an die Oberfläche, etwas, das ihr ganzes Leben geprägt hat. Am Ende der Reise zeigt sich, wie tief der Graben zwischen ihnen wirklich ist. Ein dichter, bewegender und aufwühlender Roman voller Lebensklugheit, Komik und Tragik.
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Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Author: John DeGarmo

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Many people say being a parent is the toughest job there is. John DeGarmo, foster and adoptive parent, tells us just how tough it can be, having parented over 40 children. At times he and his wife, Kelly, have cared for up to nine children at a time, many with severe trauma and learning difficulties. Love and Mayhem is an honest and open account of the struggles, sadness and joy that comes with the job of being a parent to a traumatised child. From the sleepless nights with babies withdrawing from drug-addiction, to the heartbreak when a child moves on to another home, and the loving chaos that comes with a large and blended family, John DeGarmo fights for the many children who have come through his home. Ideal for foster families, general readers, fostering agencies and social workers who are looking for a true to life memoir of what it really is to be a foster parent.
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High Dive

Roman

Author: Jonathan Lee

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641163528

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8057

Brighton, Südengland 1984: Moose, ein ehemaliger Spitzensportler, der seine besten Zeiten längst hinter sich hat und nun als Hotelmanager im hiesigen Grand Hotel arbeitet, kann sein Glück kaum fassen: Das Grand wurde ausgewählt, Regierungschefin Margaret Thatcher sowie ihr gesamtes Kabinett für ein paar Tage zu beherbergen. Alles soll reibungslos klappen bei Ankunft der eisernen Lady in 24 Tagen. Mooses Tochter Freya, die gerade die Pubertät hinter sich hat und an der Rezeption sitzt, wird bis dahin ihre Manieren entdeckt, der Portier seinen Bourbonkonsum im Griff, und der Koch ein paar französische Gerichte auf der Pfanne haben, die gerade so en vogue sind, hofft Moose. Was er nicht ahnt: Soeben hat ein Mann unter dem Namen Roy Walsh in Zimmer 629 eingecheckt und dort eine Bombe platziert, die genau in 24 Tagen detonieren soll ... Jonathan Lee verwebt Fakten und Fiktion, Komödie und Tragödie zu einem eindringlichen Roman um Gewalt, Gewissen und Loyalität – von großer Aktualität.
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Weit über das Land

Roman

Author: Peter Stamm

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031363

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Ist es ein neuer Anfang, wenn man alles hinter sich lässt? Der neue große Roman von Peter Stamm. Ein Mann steht auf und geht. Einen Augenblick zögert Thomas, dann verlässt er das Haus, seine Frau und seine Kinder. Mit einem erstaunten Lächeln geht er einfach weiter und verschwindet. Astrid, seine Frau, fragt sich zunächst, wohin er gegangen ist, dann, wann er wiederkommt, schließlich, ob er noch lebt. Jeder kennt ihn: den Wunsch zu fliehen, den Gedanken, das alte Leben abzulegen, ein anderer sein zu können, vielleicht man selbst. Peter Stamm ist ein Meister im Erzählen jener Träume, die zugleich locken und erschrecken, die zugleich die schönste Möglichkeit und den furchtbarsten Verlust bedeuten. ›Weit über das Land‹ ist ein Roman, der die alltäglichste aller Fragen stellt: die nach dem eigenen Leben.
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Die Farben der Finsternis

Author: Sarah Pinborough

Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag

ISBN: 3709000866

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4009

Cass Jones hat wieder alle Hände voll zu tun: Eine Selbstmordwelle unter Studenten gibt der Polizei Rätsel auf. Die Toten hinterlassen nur einen einzigen Satz: Chaos im Dunkel, ein Satz, den sich niemand in ihrem Umfeld erklären kann. Cass erkennt bald eine Verbindung zum schattenhaften Netzwerk um den geheimnisvollen Castor Bright. Doch auch dieses zeigt Zerfallserscheinungen: Es haben sich unterschiedliche Parteien gebildet, die sich feindlich gegenüberstehen. Als Terroranschläge London erschüttern, ist klar: Die Welt gerät langsam aber sicher aus den Fugen und ist zum Schlachtfeld unberechenbarer Mächte geworden. Und Cass spielt in deren undurchsichtigen Plänen offenbar eine immer wichtigere Rolle ...
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Memoirs of a Geezer

Music, Mayhem, Life

Author: Jah Wobble

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847652603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Written in his own unmistakable voice, this is a frank and fascinating account of a geezer's life in the music business. Jah Wobble begins by offering the most authentic insider's account of the beginning of punk rock yet written, but there's much more to him than that. His is an eventful life, as the celebrated ups - PiL's The Metal Box, 90s hit Visions Of You with Sinead O'Connor - are balanced by major downs - chronic alcoholism and marital breakdown. It begins with an East End childhood in a London barely recovered from the War and ends with Wobble finally turning his back on London that no longer feels like home. Through the book Wobble tell it like he sees it: his opinions of the great and good from Malcolm Mclaren to Peter Gabriel to Brian Eno to Iain Sinclair are refreshingly disrespectful. Oh and if you ever wondered how got his name, the answer is here: his teenage pal Sid Vicious gave it to him when he drunkenly slurred Wobble's real name, John Wardle.
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Memoirs of Mayhem: the Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious

Author: Amber Christensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692441251

Category:

Page: 156

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Memoirs Of Mayhem drops the reader smack into the middle of the chaos going on in both the author's house-bursting with four little boys-and in her own mind as she navigates the ever-changing, ever-challenging world of parenthood. Packed with a lot of humor, a little bit of sass, and a touch of emotion, parents from all walks of life will relate to the funny and touching stories inside this book. Discover that you are not alone in your own parenting journey, or in the feelings you encounter along the way, as you also find that even mundane tasks like doing laundry can be comical. Raid your secret treat stash, put yourself in timeout, and ignore the messes your kids make while you laugh at someone else's.
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Murder, Mayhem, Pillage, and Plunder

The History of the Lebanon in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Mikhayil Mishaqa (1800-1873)

Author: Mikha'il Mishaqah,Mih?'?l Miš?qa,M?kh???l Mish?qah,Mikh???l Mish?qah

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887067129

Category: History

Page: 309

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The author's analysis of the internecine strife and fierce clan rivalry rampant in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries puts into perspective the turmoil into which the Lebanon has fallen today. This translation comprises the memoirs of several generations of the Mishaqa family. The author, Mikhayil Mishaqa (1800-1888), a many-faceted individual, was raised in Dayr al-Qamar, then the princely seat of Mount Lebanon, apprenticed as a merchant in Damietta, Egypt. He served as financial comptroller to the Shihab emirs of Hasbayya and in his later years was a physician and consul to the United States in Damascus. Mishaqa gives a vivid picture of life and history during the period. From his position he was privy to political deliberations and knew intimately the clan chiefs, pashas and princes who were the principal agents of change. The book contains information unavailable elsewhere of importance to political and social historians, on life during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Large portions of the original text that are of particular interest for the study of the interaction of the various ethno-religious groups that inhabit the area, were at one time expunged from the printed Arabic version as too sensitive, but are included in this comprehensive English translation.
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Murder, Mayhem, Pillage, and Plunder

The History of the Lebanon in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Mikhayil Mishaqa (1800-1873)

Author: N.A

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438421990

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 8719

The author’s analysis of the internecine strife and fierce clan rivalry rampant in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries puts into perspective the turmoil into which the Lebanon has fallen today. This translation comprises the memoirs of several generations of the Mishaqa family. The author, Mikhayil Mishaqa (1800-1888), a many-faceted individual, was raised in Dayr al-Qamar, then the princely seat of Mount Lebanon, apprenticed as a merchant in Damietta, Egypt. He served as financial comptroller to the Shihab emirs of Hasbayya and in his later years was a physician and consul to the United States in Damascus. Mishaqa gives a vivid picture of life and history during the period. From his position he was privy to political deliberations and knew intimately the clan chiefs, pashas and princes who were the principal agents of change. The book contains information unavailable elsewhere of importance to political and social historians, on life during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Large portions of the original text that are of particular interest for the study of the interaction of the various ethno-religious groups that inhabit the area, were at one time expunged from the printed Arabic version as too sensitive, but are included in this comprehensive English translation.
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