Dirty Old Man

Author: Moll French

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 9781528901024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7733


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 a 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.

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872866378

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 5569


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.

A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad

Author: John Cowart

Publisher: Bluefish Books

ISBN: 1411670701


Page: 325

View: 8651


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.

More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

The Uncollected Columns

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872865436

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 8610


This collection gathers previously uncollected entries from the author's autobiographical column.

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

View: 8981


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.

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

View: 7647


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.

True Stories of Old Houston and Houstonians

Author: Samuel Oliver Young

Publisher: Copano Bay Press

ISBN: 0982246757

Category: Houston (Tex.)

Page: 292

View: 5480


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.

Dirty Old Rascal

Author: Trevor A. Harley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445226227

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 7524


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.

Love Stories of War Heroes

Author: Gopal Purdhani

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120730519

Category: Soldiers

Page: 155

View: 2712


This is a collection of fifteen love stories of war heroes. Each story depicts the greatest example of patriotism and bravery with its characters drawing strength from their women. The book is an experiment to prove that the biggest source of energy that makes daring war heroes is actually love. It is a testimony of the existence of the most sensitive minds inside tough bodies. Certain delicate issues are addressed and natural solutions offered. The stories are replete with profound emotions and the smooth flow of events that touch the hearts of the readers.