Memoir of a Nobody Hardback

Memoir of a Nobody  Hardback

"Steve Bluestein has always been able to make me laugh out loud, and now his book.

Author: Steve Bluestein

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: 1629332526

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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"Steve Bluestein has always been able to make me laugh out loud, and now his book... Memoir of a Nobody has that same magical power. It makes me laugh." - Cindy Williams, Actress best known for her role in Laverne & Shirley and author of Shirley, I Jest!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

No One Tells You This

No One Tells You This

No One Tells You This is an “honest” (Huffington Post) reckoning with modern womanhood and “a perfect balance between edgy and poignant” (People)—an exhilarating journey that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their ...

Author: Glynnis MacNicol

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501163142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Featured in multiple “must-read” lists, No One Tells You This is “sharp, intimate…A funny, frank, and fearless memoir…and a refreshing view of the possibilities—and pitfalls—personal freedom can offer modern women” (Kirkus Reviews). If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her fortieth birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles, and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. It was time to create one. Over the course of her fortieth year, which this ​“beguiling” (The Washington Post) memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she wrestles with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines. “Amid the raft of motherhood memoirs out this summer, it’s refreshing to read a book unapologetically dedicated to the fulfillment of single life” (Vogue). No One Tells You This is an “honest” (Huffington Post) reckoning with modern womanhood and “a perfect balance between edgy and poignant” (People)—an exhilarating journey that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Women s Royal Naval Service a World War Two Memoir Hardback

The Women  s Royal Naval Service  a World War Two Memoir  Hardback

Nobody had warned me. My heart was thumping at a pace it had never thumped
before. What was I supposed to answer? “Friend!” I shouted back but only a small
sound came. “Advance friend and be recognized,” came the reply. I walked ...

Author: Brenda Birney

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365315602

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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me

This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf.

Author: Bess Kalb

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780525654711

Category: Grandmothers

Page: 224

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This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Categories: Grandmothers

Nobody s Business

Nobody s Business

In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank.

Author: Thabo Jijana

Publisher:

ISBN: 1431420298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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In 2003, Thabo Jijana's father was gunned down in a scrap between rival taxi associations who had been forced to operate from a single rank. A decade later, Thabo faces up to South Africa's most violent industry to try to figure out how and why his father was murdered. In this searing first-person investigation, Thabo puts a face behind a recurrent tragedy that plagues South African working class communities. By speaking to the people who knew his father best, he tries to fill in the blanks that are the years that have followed his father's death. He begins by trying to reconstruct the night the murder took place, but what he uncovers about the ongoing strife that has plagued government's consistent attempts to formalize this multimillion-rand industry comes with more baggage than he expected.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Nobody s Cuter Than You

Nobody s Cuter Than You

The author reflects on the friends in her life, as well as the nature and value of female friendship.

Author: Melanie Shankle

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 1414397488

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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The author reflects on the friends in her life, as well as the nature and value of female friendship.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Nobody s Son

Nobody s Son

Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea moved to San Diego at age three. In this memoir of his childhood, Urrea describes his experiences growing up in the barrio and his search for cultural identity.

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816522707

Category: Poetry

Page: 188

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Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother, Urrea moved to San Diego at age three. In this memoir of his childhood, Urrea describes his experiences growing up in the barrio and his search for cultural identity.
Categories: Poetry

Nobody Rich Or Famous

Nobody Rich Or Famous

A Family Memoir Richard Shelton. The journals of Charlotte Beech (née Adams)
begin with an entry on January 1, ... The first two are hardback lined ledgers. The
second two are thick spiral notebooks like those commonly used by students.

Author: Richard Shelton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816533992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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Once in a while, a book comes along that redefines the concept of family. Frank McCourt did it with Angela's Ashes; Annie Dillard did it with An American Childhood. In Nobody Rich or Famous, award-winning poet and author Richard Shelton immerses us in the hardscrabble lives of his Boise, Idaho, clan during the 1930s and '40s. This is memoir in its finest tradition, illuminating today's cultural chasm between the haves and have-nots. It is the true story of a family and how it got that way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

Mr Pooter is a man of modest ambition and content with his lot. So why is he always in trouble with tradesmen, colleagues and friends? However hard he tries life always seems to pile mishaps onto him - but he's not about to give up.

Author: George Grossmith

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 0241956862

Category: England

Page: 240

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'I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody' - why my diary should be not be interesting' Mr Pooter is a man of modest ambition, content with his clerkly lot. So why is he always in trouble with disagreeable tradesmen, impudent young clerks and wayward friends? And what is he to do about his son Lupin's distinctly unsuitable choice of bride? However hard he tries, life piles its little mishaps on his head - but he's not about to give up. The Diary of a Nobodyis a sharp, hilarious satire of suburban values and remains as pertinent now as it was when it was first published a hundred years ago. 'The funniest book I know - the jewel at the heart of English comic literature.' William Trevor, Mail on Sunday
Categories: England

Scrappy Little Nobody

Scrappy Little Nobody

Enter Anna's world and follow her rise from 'scrappy little nobody' to someone who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page - with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious ...

Author: Anna Kendrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1471156834

Category:

Page: 304

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'Fearsome wit' Elle 'Charming' Buzzfeed 'Ridiculously entertaining' Associated Press 'Endearingly honest' Guardian A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Pitch Perfect, Twilight, Up in the Air, Into the Woods and Trolls. Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, defiant, and '10 per cent weird'. When she was thirteen, a classmate dropped by her house unexpectedly and discovered written evidence of Anna's social ineptitude. From then on she decided to 'keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here's the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.' In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites her readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candour and winningly wry observations. With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can - from her unusual path to the performing arts (her older brother's affinity for Vanilla Ice may have inadvertently launched her career) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial 'dating experiments' (including only liking boys who didn't like her back) to the perils of reading The Shining while filming Twilight in the isolated Canadian wilderness to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual 'man-child'. Enter Anna's world and follow her rise from 'scrappy little nobody' to someone who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page - with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).
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Nobody Grew But the Business

Nobody Grew But the Business

Before his novel J R (1975) won Gaddis the National Book Award and some measure of renown, he had given up the bohemian world of 1950s Greenwich Village for a series of corporate jobs that both paid the bills and provided an inside view of ...

Author: Joseph Tabbi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0810131420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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During his lifetime, William Gaddis (1922–1998) evaded biographical questions, never read from his work publicly, and didn't allow his photograph to appear on his books. Before his novelJ R (1975) won Gaddis the National Book Award and some measure of renown, he had given up the bohemian world of 1950s Greenwich Village for a series of corporate jobs that both paid the bills and provided an inside view of the encroachment of market values into every corner of American culture. By illustrating the interconnectedness of Gaddis's life and work, Tabbi, among his foremost interpreters, demystifies the “difficult author” and shows a writer who was as attuned as any to the way Americans talk, and who sensitively chronicled the gradual commodification of artistic endeavor. Illuminating, heartbreaking, and masterful, Tabbi's book gives us the most subtly drawn portrait to date of one of the twentieth century's seminal novelists.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Brave Face

Brave Face

I was depressed and gay.” Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself.

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 9781534431515

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 368

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Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience. “I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.” Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him. A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality. Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Educated

Educated

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW - ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR - BILL GATES'S HOLIDAY READING ...

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 0525589988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- Apache women -- Honest dirt -- Shield and buckler -- The Lord will provide -- Tiny harlots -- Perfect in his generations -- Shield of feathers -- Instinct -- Fish eyes -- Silence in the churches -- My feet no longer touch Earth -- No more a child -- Disloyal man, disobedient heaven -- To keep it holy -- Blood and feathers -- In the beginning -- Recitals of the fathers -- Skullcap -- What we whispered and what we screamed -- I'm from Idaho -- A knight, errant -- The work of sulphur -- Waiting for moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The hand of the almighty -- Tragedy then farce -- A brawling woman in a wide house -- Sorcery of physics -- The substance of things -- West of the sun -- Four long arms, whirling -- Gambling for redemption -- Family -- Watching the buffalo -- Educated.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Nobody s Home

Nobody s Home

After caring for his mother at the end of her life, Thomas Gass took a job as a nursing home aide in a for-profit long term care home.

Author: Thomas Edward Gass

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080147261X

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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After caring for his mother at the end of her life, Thomas Gass took a job as a nursing home aide in a for-profit long term care home. This graphic, poignant & chilling book details his experiences in this 'warehouse' for the elderly & asks fundamental questions about care in American nursing homes.
Categories: Medical

HITCH 22

HITCH 22

Author: CHRISTOPHER. HITCHENS

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838952330

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Nobody Nowhere

Nobody Nowhere

It will shatter many myths and misconceptions. The poetic sensibility and extraordinary insights of "Nobody Nowhere make it inspiring reading for everyone. "From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author: Donna Williams

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853027189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Nobody Nowhere is an account of the soul of someone who lived the word 'autism' and survived in an unsympathetic environment despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension. It describes how, against the odds, Donna came to live independently, achieve a place at university, and write this remarkable autobiography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Reversed

Reversed

This is a story for you. --- Every parent has high hopes for their children. When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future.

Author: Lois E. Letchford

Publisher: Lois Letchford

ISBN: 1947392042

Category: Education

Page: 298

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In 1995, the school diagnostician called a seven-year-old "the worst child seen in 20 years of teaching." Can a child's fate be sealed by such a diagnosis? Well, in 2018, that boy received a Ph.D. from Oxford University. Do you have a child struggling with reading? What labels has your child been given? How do you feel they will progress through school? This is a story for you. --- Every parent has high hopes for their children. When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future. After thorough testing, Nicholas proves to have no spatial awareness, limited concentration, and can only read ten words. Although discouraged, Lois knows things have to improve. After all, her son is young, and every child learns at their own pace. But once Nicholas is labeled "learning disabled," a designation considered more derogatory than "dyslexia," the world of education is quick to cast him aside. Determined to prove them all wrong, Lois temporarily removes her son from the school system and begins working with him one-on-one. She has no formal reading education herself, and no one to guide her. But she has hope and the strength of will to persevere. And sometimes that's all you need. What happens next is a journey--spanning three continents, unique teaching experiments, never-ending battles with the school system, a mother's discovery of her own learning blocks, and a bond fueled by the desire to rid Nicholas of the "disabled" label. "Reversed" is a memoir of profound determination that follows the highs and lows of overcoming impossible odds, turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind. Nothing is impossible when one digs deep, and looks at students through a new lens.
Categories: Education

The New York Nobody Knows

The New York Nobody Knows

The book is enchanting in a wonderfully old-fashioned way.

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691169705

Category: History

Page: 480

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"As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there. Decades later, Helmreich teaches university courses about New York, and his love for exploring the city is as strong as ever. Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs--an astonishing 6,000 miles. His epic journey lasted four years and took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Helmreich spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and from every walk of life, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayors Rudolph Giuliani, David Dinkins, and Edward Koch. Their stories and his are the subject of this captivating and highly original book. We meet the Guyanese immigrant who grows beautiful flowers outside his modest Queens residence in order to always remember the homeland he left behind, the Brooklyn-raised grandchild of Italian immigrants who illuminates a window of his brownstone with the family's old neon grocery-store sign, and many, many others. Helmreich draws on firsthand insights to examine essential aspects of urban social life such as ethnicity, gentrification, and the use of space. He finds that to be a New Yorker is to struggle to understand the place and to make a life that is as highly local as it is dynamically cosmopolitan."--Publisher's description.
Categories: History

Unicorn the Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Unicorn  the Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themself My name is Amrou Al-Kadhi - ...

Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 0008306079

Category: Female impersonators

Page: 304

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From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themself My name is Amrou Al-Kadhi - by day. By night, I am Glamrou, an empowered, fearless and acerbic drag queen who wears seven-inch heels and says the things that nobody else dares to. Growing up in a strict Iraqi Muslim household, it didn't take long for me to realise I was different. When I was ten years old, I announced to my family that I was in love with Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone. The resultant fallout might best be described as something like the Iraqi version of Jerry Springer: The Opera. And that was just the beginning. This is the story of how I got from there to here: about my teenage obsession with marine biology, and how fluid aquatic life helped me understand my non-binary gender identity; about my two-year scholarship at Eton college, during which I wondered if I could forge a new identity as a British aristocrat (spoiler alert: it didn't work); about discovering the transformative powers of drag while at university (and how I very nearly lost my mind after I left); and about how, after years of rage towards it, I finally began to understand Islam in a new, queer way. Most of all, this is a book about my mother. It's the journey of how we lost and found each other, about forgiveness, understanding, hope - and the life-long search for belonging.
Categories: Female impersonators