Esteemed biographer and legendary literary editor Claire Tomalin's stunning memoir of a life in literature “[An] intelligent and humane book…There is genuine appeal in watching this indomitable woman continue to chase the next draft of ...
Author: Claire Tomalin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Esteemed biographer and legendary literary editor Claire Tomalin's stunning memoir of a life in literature “[An] intelligent and humane book…There is genuine appeal in watching this indomitable woman continue to chase the next draft of herself." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times In A Life of My Own, the renowned biographer of Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Hardy, and former literary editor for the Sunday Times reflects on a remarkable life surrounded by writers and books. From discovering books as a form of escapism during her parents' difficult divorce, to pursuing poetry at Cambridge, where she meets and marries Nicholas Tomalin, the ambitious and striving journalist, Tomalin always steered herself towards a passionate involvement with art. She relives the glittering London literary scene of the 1960s, during which Tomalin endured her husband's constant philandering and numerous affairs, and revisits the satisfaction of being commissioned to write her first book, a biography of the early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. In biography, she found her vocation. However, when Nick is killed in 1973 while reporting in Israel, the mother of four put aside her writing to assume the position of literary editor of the New Statesman. Her career soared when she later moved to the Sunday Times, and she tells with dazzling candor of this time in her life spent working alongside the literary lights of 1970s London. But, the pain of her young daughter's suicide and the challenges of caring for her disabled son as a single mother test Claire's strength and persistence. It is not until later in life that she is able to return to what gave her such purpose decades ago, writing biographies, and finds enduring love with her now-husband, playwright Michael Frayn. Marked by honesty, humility, and grace, rendered in the most elegant of prose, A Life of My Own is a portrait of a life, replete with joy and heartbreak. With quiet insight and unsparing clarity, Tomalin writes autobiography at its most luminous, delivering an astonishing and emotionally-taut masterpiece.
Shaun says something about being a vampire and something about a lovebite
and I feel him sucking on my neck. He kisses me and paws me until the movie
ends. I let him. I let him because I think finally, finally I am getting a life of my own.
Author: Mary Tucker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
What would you do when your life has been turned upside down? Charlotte Daye is alone and angry. She has been physically abandoned by her mother and emotionally abandoned by her father. It seems nobody cares about her anymore. And her world is changing so fast. Her best friend tells her all she needs is a boyfriend. But Charlotte is afraid of loving, afraid of suffering more heartache, afraid of what her new life will bring. A Life of My Own is a stirring novel of teenage anguish and hope from the author of BEING BRANDIE.
A Life of My Own may be your introduction to the philosophy that undergirds
Twelve Step recovery. These daily meditations offer suggestions and guidelines
for handling both the universal and the unique struggles in our lives “One day at
Author: Karen Casey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As part of the incomparable Hazelden Meditations series, the daily readings in A Life of My Own ask us to truly reflect on our relationships with people in our lives who are dealing with alcoholism or other substance use and addiction—and more importantly, to establish and improve a relationship with ourselves. When we love people who use or abuse alcohol and other drugs, we can get so wrapped up in trying to understand and “fix” the addiction problem. It is easy to lose sight of ourselves and stop living our own lives. Designed for personal growth, this collection of readings by beloved recovery author Karen Casey inspires readers to invest in themselves again by addressing the feelings of desperation and frustration at the core of codependency. With the wisdom of Twelve Step principles, relatable anecdotes, and helpful recovery insights, readers can build a daily practice of reflection, inspiration, healing, and meditation. The simple, straightforward quotations and affirmations in A Life of My Own offer the strength and courage we all need for true freedom. Encouraging you to connect with your spiritual and emotional health—as well as build self-esteem, serenity, and acceptance—Casey reflects on the type of healing that helps us return to living.
If I were asked to choose a particular type or form of life to live, I would have
definitely chosen to live a normal life like other people. But now I am living a life
that is not my own; I am living not for myself but for others. I am living a life full of
Author: Frank Chikane
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
I hope this book will help all those who face the dilemmas of being Christian in this evil apartheid society and who, because of their commitment to the liberation struggle, can truly say they have no life of their own. --Frank Chikane Frank Chikane, one of the leading figures in the Christian resistance to apartheid, recounts his life--beginning with his childhood, growing up black under apartheid, and continuing through his call to Christian ministry. He tells of his family's increasing involvement in the struggle against apartheid, of disapproval and suspension from his own church. He relates a harrowing story of escalating harassment, detention and firebombing, torture and exile--and his return, despite death threats and further detention, to South Africa to continue the fight. Through it all, one thing is clear: Frank Chikane is a man whose faith compels and sustains him in a courageous and selfless journey toward freedom.
At my coming back, I shot a great bird, which I saw sitting upon a tree, on the side
of a large wood. I believe it was the first gun that had been fired there since the
creation of the world. I had no sooner fired, but from all the parts of the wood
Author: Marion Milner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W. H. Auden found the book ‘as exciting as a detective story’ and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase. Using her own personal diaries, kept over many years, she analyses moments of everyday life and discovers ways of being, of looking, of moving, that bring surprising joy – ways which can be embraced by anyone. With a new introduction by Rachel Bowlby this classic remains a great adventure in thinking and living and will be essential reading for all those interested in reflecting on the nature of their own happiness – whether readers from a literary, an artistic, a historical, an educational or a psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic background.
You are very distressed after losing your husband and seeing your life change so
drastically, so we want to help.” Katherine shook her head. It was the ... This is my
chance to have a life of my own, and I'm going to take it.” William didn't flinch.
Author: Isabel Forga
Somebody said once that the worst tragedy can lead to a new rewarding beginning. The mysteries of life in themselves can be rewarding enough. Attending the San Diego Food Festival and having an enjoyable vacation was all the Mexican chef Gabriela Estrada expected from her trip. However, as soon as she crossed the border, her existence plunged into an abyss, and a chain of distressing events hovered over her steps, pushing her to become a fugitive. Meanwhile, in La Jolla, the talented violin player Katherine Vaughan, heiress to the Fifth Diamond Hotels empire, spent her days between her passion for music and her charities, trapped in a marriage and a society that suffocated her souls yearning for truth. When these two paths crossed, revealing endless possibilities of salvation and rebirth, the unthinkable became reachable, confusion turned into certainty and decisions could no longer be avoided. The time came to choose between abiding by the standards or fighting for a life of their own. Paulina Snchez (Mexico City 1982- ) After graduating with high honors from the Universidad Anhuac del Sur with a major in Literature, she started working as a History, English and Literature teacher. She currently works as a writer and translator for several wellknown media corporations.
My life became a life of prayer : so far I was obedient ; but the subject of my
prayer was contrary to the instructions I had ... the righteous Judge should close my eyes in death , and I , banished - to my own place , ” should awake in
This is the memoir of a teacher who was born an undistinguished kid in the Midwest.
Author: Jack Van Der Slik
This is the memoir of a teacher who was born an undistinguished kid in the Midwest. Nurtured by Christian parents to have a faith of his own, he pursued a professional career in higher education. Along the way he overcame challenges concerning family and academia. The issues in Doc's life include American politics and nurturing democracy both at home and abroad. Too bad he could not head off a Trump presidency.
I put up a prayer with them , and they were very thankful for the time and pains I
spent upon them , and called upon me some time after , at my own house , and
renewed their thanks ; and seemed very much disposed to mind their duty , and ...
to dethrone God by the assertion of our own independence . For this is sin - the
making of my own longings to be the law of my life , and not the Will of God . “ All
we like sheep have gone astray ; we have turned every one to his own way .
A new historian of Mary Queen of Scots draws on new sources to shatter various myths surrounding this odd monarch and uncover some of the scandals and political machinations underpinning, and undermining, her throne.
It used to break my heart when the dogs got put down through accident, racing or
got too old and finished racing. I loved my teenage years as I could go out and do my own thing. Dancing was the love of my life and roller skating and swimming ...
Author: G A Williams
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
DescriptionThis short autobiography is touching and deceptively simple. In fact it is through Georgina's use of simple descriptions that the reader gets a rare and emotive view of another's internal and external world. That external world is post-war Britain for a child and adolescent woman, an experience hitherto not sufficiently explored. About the AuthorI am 63 years old and live in York. I have had a dream all my life to write my life story. At last that dream has come true. It has taken a long time and I did not just put pen to paper. I wrote it out many times and put in a lot of long hours through the night. A lot of good and sad memories, lots of tears remembering and going through everything.I like most things and a variety in my life - I easily get fed up of the same things. I am a happy and contented person. I like company and people, but am a bit of a loner at times.It is thanks to my niece that I was able to get my book published as she typed it out for me to send to the publishers.
My Concern and Curiosity augmented , and made me but too sensible , that the
Chevalier was become the Enemy of that Tranquillity which had been , till now ,
the chief Happiness of my Life . Ah , Madam ! how afham'd was I to find my own ...
I drink the virgin lymph , pure and crystalline as it gushes from the rock , or the
sparkling beverage homebrewed from malt of my own making ; or I indulge with
cider , which my own orchard affords ; or with claret of the best growth , imported
Author: Carolyn Ambler WalterPublish On: 2003-03-05
As a result of Bert's death, Marie believes that she's become “self-actual- ized.” “
Now that he's finally out of my life I feel like I have a life of my own. I am my own
person. I know that I'm a good person and have valuable things to give to society.
Author: Carolyn Ambler Walter
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
Although there is extensive research on the loss of a spouse, predominantly focusing on the experiences of widows, much less attention is paid to bereaved partners not married to their significant other, whether or not the partners are of the same sex. This first-of-its-kind work explores both socially sanctioned and disenfranchised grief, highlighting similarities and differences. Combining a discussion of various theories of grief with personal narratives of grieving men and women drawn from numerous interviews, and detailed case study analysis, Carolyn Ambler Walter has produced a penetrating examination of the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships. She views narratives of widows, widowers, and bereaved domestic gay and lesbian partners from a postmodern perspective that breaks away from the traditional belief that the living must detach themselves from the dead in order to move on with their lives. Instead, building on the works of postmodern grief theorists such as Klass, Silverman, and Nickman, Walter views ongoing bonds with the dead as a resource for enriching functionality in the present, and as a key to looking to the future.
Author: Elsie Moses Huck DetweilerPublish On: 2005-12
Linwood Detweiler In reading over what I've already talked about in the context of
the timeline of my life, I can ... having that experience when I came to grips with my own self-righteousness about church people and their role in my life.
Author: Elsie Moses Huck Detweiler
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Elsie Moses Huck Detweiler is an educator and evangelist with a love for people, God's Word, and the Lord. She is a visionary with the remarkable ability to surround herself with people who make her dreams come true. Her touching autobiography, A Life of Faith, begins with her early years in a prosperous Pennsylvania Dutch family hit hard by the Depression. Seemingly happy on the outside, Elsie is terribly lonely and plagued by fears of death. At fifteen, she experiences personal salvation that results in life-long peace and freedom from her oppression. Moved to share the gospel and minister to the needs of others, she and her husband pioneer alcohol rehabilitation in the days before treatment centers and personally develop two successful programs still in operation today. Tragically widowed at a young age, Elsie soldiers on with a series of remarkable ministries in the home mission field. In her own words, Elsie shares her amazing story, revealing her courage, strength, and fortitude. Inspiring and powerful, A Life of Faith offers a compelling look at how one woman changed the lives of many.
For those of my own nation freely acknowledge , that I far exceed them in the
learning be . longing to Jews ; I have also ... And now it will not be perhaps an
invidious thing , if I treat briefly of my own family , and of the actions of my own life
Author: Modupe Josephine FasusiPublish On: 2012-05-02
In our lives' journeys we meet people and separate from people to follow our
respective paths in life. In my own life's journey, the Lord said those who have
departed from me for whatever reasons were not part of my future or I in their
Author: Modupe Josephine Fasusi
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
I was going through some bizarre experiences and experiencing sustained witchcraft attacks for about forty-two years. I was not prepared for these bizarre encounters and so didn’t understand what was happening. I only felt the pain, hurt, and social ostracism associated with the attacks. God took over my battles; He taught me how to pray in warfare, sustained me in the trial, took over my battles, and uplifted me in sustained victories. The world must hear my story and know that God is alive, the same yesterday, today, and forever, so that someone else somewhere, going through similar unexplained problems would find succor and solutions to their problems. Through these experiences, I explored the linkages of such attacks to the better understanding, management, and treatment of mental health and behavioral problems of today, and the respective roles for churches, parents and individuals.