To fans of sassy and savvy urban music, the name Rick James will forever be associated with the mainstream emergence of funk—that bottom-heavy blend of rock and soul that sparked a multiracial musical revolution in the 1970s and 1980s and ...
Author: Rick James
Publisher: Amber Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
To fans of sassy and savvy urban music, the name Rick James will forever be associated with the mainstream emergence of funk—that bottom-heavy blend of rock and soul that sparked a multiracial musical revolution in the 1970s and 1980s and has since influenced everything from rap to raves, punk to progressive rock. Along with the fame, the Grammy Award, and superstardom came drug abuse and even felony convictions, all of which are chronicled in this gripping, posthumous tell-all of the funk revolution.
Typical confessional memoirs include The Confessions of Rick James: Memoirs
of a Super Freak by Rick James, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An
Unauthorized Autobiography by Chuck Barris, and The Confessions of St.
Author: Richard Campbell
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James L. Nutt. and crossed state lines to meet a fake hit man, which is a federal
charge. The Children of The Corn wanted her badly, and she was a fly in the
ointment that lubricates their well oiled ... Like Rick James said, “Cocaine is a hell
Author: James L. Nutt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book probably won't make Oprah's Book Club and may not be published, but my psychiatrist said I better write it for both my sake and for the sake of others. The characters and events in this chronicle are real. You know that old saying "The truth is stranger than fiction." Well, it applies here. Some of you are going to think this book is bullshit based on the premise that no one could have gone through these events and remained sane enough to record it. But that's okay; I'll take a lie detector test to confirm each and every incident. That is, as long as it's not in my hometown, because I don't trust the powers that be downtown. You'll learn why. There will be a lot of swearing, but I won't take the Lord's name in vain. I'm a believer in the Lord. I can motherfuck you with the best of them but won't use His name in vain. It's kind of a dichotomy. I guess I'm a cross between Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye, Randall P McMurphy in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Luke in Cool Hand Luke, Max Cady in Cape Fear, and Andy Durfresne in The Shawshank Redemption.
His guitar skills landed him recording sessions with Teena Marie, Rick James,
The Temptations, George Benson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Norman Connors, The
Crusaders, Holland, Dozier and Holland, The Jacksons, Gladys Knight, Les
Author: Aadil Luqman Jai
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Luqman's commitment to his dreams and ideals are intense and boldly honest. His focus is on his search and discovery of universal truth. Here, he offers a glimpse into the reality that all answers come from within; and each man (person) must connect to his or her own spirit in honesty and with an open mind in order to hear them. Hollywood is a fantasy that, if we allow it, can distract from the great creative medium that is within all of us to build for ourselves. In the footsteps of Luqman, (moving in his own footsteps, as with each of us) lies even greater hope and truth." Marla Gibbs Actress, Community Activist, and friend to generations as Florence on The Jeffersons, Mary on 227, and D. L. Hughley's mother on The Hughley's.
Martin, Malcolm and Garvey Play Bid Whist with Marvin Gaye Pac and Biggie
playing chess While Cochran sings with Rick James Love takes hold and carries
me To a calm and sacred place Every human has a home to live Every person
Author: Nyja Tapscott
Confessions of a Sensitive Soul: A Poetic Journey is a revealing, insightful, and passionate look into the mind of a voracious poet. These poems evoke a spectrum of images and genuine emotion while exploring the intricacies and nuances of contemporary life, love, relationships, self and spiritual growth. "There is a new poet on the scene! Proof that God is alive and well and continuing to inspire our creative juices. Nyja's poetry was written to reflect her journey, challenges and triumphs; but upon closer examination we find our own reflection. It is simple truth offering us introspection into our own lives by making us giggle, think, laugh out loud, sigh, cry, and applaud the memories. I think we can expect more from this gifted voice. Bravo Nyja! My daughter from God." -Marla Gibbs, Actress
Louis Bullock Chris Webber John Williams Steven Smith Issac Burton Jr. Dion
Lee Dewey Williams Brian Ballerini Tim Floyd John Calipari Rick Pitino Mike
Leach Craig James Jamir Miller Chris Mims Santonio Holmes Willie Howard
This book of essays has one primary end, which is to entice the reader to reopen Augustine's book, to look over his shoulder and see what the act of reading means to him and what it has accomplished: the world-changing encounter with the ...
Author: Glenn Arbery
Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
The study of any masterpiece can change one's life, but the Confessions of St. Augustine, like Plato's Republic or Dante's Commedia, has the almost uncanny power to enact in the reader what it describes. Plato's book reconfigures the city of the soul by freeing it from enslavement to the tyrannical passions and making it answerable to reason in its pursuit of the good. For Augustine, who shares many of the same ends, the pursuit of the good is not the rectification of philosophical reason, but (as it was for Dante) an intensely personal and consuming love: the encounter with the living God. Oddly, it may seem, that encounter comes for Augustine through the act of reading. Unlike Plato, who depicts the process of reasoning toward the truth, Augustine finds the truth revealed in another, immeasurably greater book that cannot be read in its true sense without the help of its author. The essays uncover a variety of themes, from Augustine's act of reading (Marc LePain and Bercier), his emphasis on memory (Roger Corriveau), and his choice to reveal to the world his "hidden and unworldly activity" (Daniel Maher), to the way Augustine's own education might serve as a corrective to contemporary understandings of "assessment" (Gavin Colvert). The vast wake of Augustine's work includes writers from Dante and Montaigne to Nabokov, but three representative figures were chosen to show his influence: Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the Confessions (Rick Sorenson), James Joyce in the whole range of his work (Eloise Knowlton), and T.S. Eliot in the Four Quartets (Glenn Arbery). The most direct engagement with Augustine is obviously Rousseau's. In his essay comparing and contrasting the pivotal moments of the two Confessions, Rick Sorenson explores major differences between the way of faith and the path of reliance on reason. Joyce might be said to have taken Rousseau's path (at least in rejecting revelation), whereas Eliot took Augustine's. In its sophistications and anxieties, the late antiquity Augustine inhabited feels a great deal like the late modernity we inhabit now. Certainly, the barbarians of materialist thought long ago sacked the civilization our ancestors inhabited. When Eliot published The Waste Land in 1922, he already saw the old order of antiquity and Christendom as "stony rubble," "a heap of broken images." As one of his speakers puts it, "Dry bones can harm no one." This old book, the Confessions, might seem to our contemporaries as dry and dead as those bones, but it is not so. Without being a defense of Christianity (as the City of God is) or a work of catechesis, the Confessions might be the greatest counter to the materialist creed in Western literature. It recounts Augustine's central, intensely personal, and ultimately liberating struggle to conceive of spiritual substance, an intellectual achievement without which he cannot even hope to accommodate his understanding to the reality of God. This book of essays has one primary end, which is to entice the reader to reopen Augustine's book, to look over his shoulder and see what the act of reading means to him and what it has accomplished: the world-changing encounter with the substance of the Word.
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Author: Mercantile Library Association of Baltimore
Bestselling author of She’s Gonna Blow (more than 125,000 copies sold) Julie Ann Barnhill reveals her flawed parenting moments—from the hilarious to the serious—and shares secrets that will help all moms uncover joy, sanity, and peace ...
Author: Julie Ann Barnhill
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Bestselling author of She’s Gonna Blow (more than 125,000 copies sold) Julie Ann Barnhill reveals her flawed parenting moments—from the hilarious to the serious—and shares secrets that will help all moms uncover joy, sanity, and peace in their imperfections. With her trademark honesty and humor, she eases women down from the top of “Mount Guiltmore” and into the freedom to be their own unique brand of mom by acknowledging the things they don’t have guilt over and embracing understanding how their own mothers influenced them discovering personal qualities that will make them great moms Practical insights and a sassy, realistic look at all mothers do, take on, accomplish, and carry with them provide women with a fresh perspective that can open up their lives to everything that God has for them and their children. Rerelease of Motherhood: The Guilt That Keeps On Giving
Confessions, Druidic Rants, Reflections, Bird-watchings, Fish-stalkings, Visions,
Songs and Prayers Refracting Light, from Living Rivers, in the Age of the
Industrial Dark David James Duncan ... the most frenzied activist I've ever met —
in terms of the "multitude of conflicting concerns, too many demands, too many
projects" that Merton warns against — is my Montana fiction-writing com- padre, Rick Bass.
Author: David James Duncan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In a series of contemplative and lyrical essays, the environmental activist offers a loving tribute to the landscape, plants, and animals of his native Montana. 15,000 first printing.
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Category: Almanacs, American
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Author: Jack James
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Lies, intrigue, illicit affairs, kidnapping, snitches, drug use. Sound like the stuff of a daytime TV soap opera? The soap dishers should be so creative. Those happen to be some of the elements in The PD Chronicles, a behind-the-scenes account of what goes on at a radio station in Anytown, U.S.A., as told by Jack James, a living, breathing, working program director. For obvious reasons, this current major market PD uses a pseudonym, though one would have to think that sooner or later, a savvy boss would realize the characters populating these chronicles were his very own employees. The matter-of-fact, often cynical and mostly hilarious deadpan diary entries give readers a glimpse of what really goes on behind the curtain of an everyday radio station. This PD takes you into the hallways, the general manager’s office, the sales department, the control room and on-air studio, the lobby and the bathroom (how Ally McBeal!) of the radio stations where he’s worked. It’s WKRP, only the real deal. Among other entries, we learn that the promotions director tried conducting a hate campaign against the new morning man, including posting nasty comments to the station’s Web site bulletin board. And talked the night deejay into disparaging his embattled A.M. counterpart. Her cover was cracked, though, and needless to say, she’s out. Then there’s the case of the kidnapped T-shirts. They were lifted by a competitor while one young promotions helper was in the process of giving them away before a stadium concert. Turns out the thief hadn’t realized he was stealing from a beefy former University of Minnesota football player. (A possible clue to the PD’s whereabouts? But we digress). In front of a stadium full of concertgoers, the jock tackles the hapless absconder, giving himself legend status in the process. Also in The PD Chronicles, we get the “I can’t make it for my shift” job excuse du jour. Among them: a late night jock who claimed he knocked out his front teeth in a bathroom fall. Those sibilant sounds just don’t cut it on the air. Excuse accepted. Until we learn he real reason for the dental disturbance was a drug deal gone bad, and that our troubled deejay has had a problem with amphetamine-type substances since his teens. Turned over to the police by his own grandmother, the young addict was headed for a rehab center—and a job somewhere else. (This poor PD seems to have more employee turnover than the Yankees under George Steinbrenner). When this PD is discovered and loses his own job, he’ll have a bright future as a writer. Maybe then his relatives, who keep asking “When are you gonna get a real job?” will be proud of him.