My Friend Leonard

My Friend Leonard

While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside.

Author: James Frey

Publisher: John Murray Publishers

ISBN: 0719561175

Category: Ex-convicts

Page: 375

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Written in the style of "A Million Little Pieces", this book is an insight into a friendship built in the underworld in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Categories: Ex-convicts

My Friend Leonard

My Friend Leonard

My friends all thank Leonard, tell him how amazing the meal was, tell him they hope to see him again soon. He is gracious to them, says it was my pleasure, you are wonderful young people it was my ...

Author: James Frey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848542280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside. Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

0 My Friend Leonard the book gives to Frey's literary ambitions recalls James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio (1919), and Philip Roth's The Ghost Writer (1979), ...

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438116945

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 138

Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Romance

Romance

Still , I often thought of my friend Leonard . Yes , my friend , although we had no point in common of age , taste or position , and although our entire intercourse was limited to three conversations which altogether did not occupy ten ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044004467692

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 596

View: 489

Categories: Short stories, American

Hollywood Crows

Hollywood Crows

“Leonard, my friend!” Ali said extravagantly. “I am very glad to see you. I have got back the important document, thanks to my friend Leonard. Everything is correct again!” Leonard sat in the client chair and said, “Yeah, well, ...

Author: Joseph Wambaugh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316032346

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In a super follow-up to Hollywood Station, Wambaugh returns to the beat he knows best, taking readers on a darkly funny ride-along with a cast of flawed LAPD cops and eccentric lowlifes you won't forget. When LAPD cops Hollywood Nate and Bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in Hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems. To them, Margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. But Ms. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan.
Categories: Fiction

The Life and Loves of Anda

The Life and Loves of Anda

My friend Leonard worked in that section. Leonard was an engineer from Poland! He was responsible for helping customers. He was maybe 30 years old. We were friends the very first day we met. He was married, had two boys.

Author: Halina A. Kensler

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463438258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 77

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This is my story - My name is Anda. My husbands name is Stanley. We have three children. A boy and two girls who are almost grown. We live in Krakow, Poland. We own a leather tanning factory. This is a seasonal business. July and August is vacation time at the factory. We pay our workers to take a vacation. For the last year or so I have been raising my family and managing the business by myself. It has been very hard for me. I never get any rest. It seems like I am always busy taking care of the children or taking care of the business. It was not always like this. There use to be a time when my husband ran the business and was very proud of his family and was a very good father. My husband was very proud the day his son was born. We named him Sebastian. One day my husband took some seeds and planted an oak tree in front of our factory. After he planted the seeds he said, I want my son to be as tall and strong as an oak tree. When the business was lax my husband would sit outside and watch the tree grow. Today the tree is still there and very tall and strong. This is beautiful token of remembrance for my son, who is also tall. My husband had become less and less interested in the business. He has become obsessed with gambling and playing cards and partying with friends. My husband has lost quite a bit of money playing cards. He also spends a lot of money playing toto-lotto. One day my husband won the lotto and won back the money he had lost. To be honest, I believe my husband has lost interest in our marriage. As for me, all I have are my children and our business.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Second Hand Scott

Second Hand Scott

Leonard. My friend. My friend. Leonard. “Hi, nice to meet you,” he said, giving me a little wave from all of half a metre. What a total bastard. Leonard offered his hand but before I could even think about shaking it, Wendy was there ...

Author: G.A. Milnthorpe

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 9781782284390

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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Scott Logan, better known as Second Hand Scott, specialises in picking up girls who have just been dumped, jilted or otherwise broken-hearted. But he isn’t your stereotypical romantic cad and bounder; swooping in to take advantage of vulnerable girls - whether they be a saucy old aged pensioner or a middle aged divorcee with an irritating personality. No; he actually thinks he’s being helpful. But when Scott meets a nice girl, a girl who seems to like him for who he is rather than what he can provide, Scott is forced to confront his attitude, his past, his parents and the spectre of Sally Paxton; his first girlfriend – now deceased. Scott needs to decide whether he will forever be Second Hand Scott or whether he might, for once in his life, follow his heart. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
Categories: Fiction

The Harmony of Illusions

The Harmony of Illusions

LEONARD: No, all I know is that it's morally wrong to want to kill. MARION: It's the vicious circle, Leonard ... JAMES: Your problem, Leonard, is that you just don't want to give up your belief. ... You're thinking, “James is my friend.

Author: Allan Young

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400821938

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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As far back as we know, there have been individuals incapacitated by memories that have filled them with sadness and remorse, fright and horror, or a sense of irreparable loss. Only recently, however, have people tormented with such recollections been diagnosed as suffering from "post-traumatic stress disorder." Here Allan Young traces this malady, particularly as it is suffered by Vietnam veterans, to its beginnings in the emergence of ideas about the unconscious mind and to earlier manifestations of traumatic memory like shell shock or traumatic hysteria. In Young's view, PTSD is not a timeless or universal phenomenon newly discovered. Rather, it is a "harmony of illusions," a cultural product gradually put together by the practices, technologies, and narratives with which it is diagnosed, studied, and treated and by the various interests, institutions, and moral arguments mobilizing these efforts. This book is part history and part ethnography, and it includes a detailed account of everyday life in the treatment of Vietnam veterans with PTSD. To illustrate his points, Young presents a number of fascinating transcripts of the group therapy and diagnostic sessions that he observed firsthand over a period of two years. Through his comments and the transcripts themselves, the reader becomes familiar with the individual hospital personnel and clients and their struggle to make sense of life after a tragic war. One observes that everyone on the unit is heavily invested in the PTSD diagnosis: boundaries between therapist and patient are as unclear as were the distinctions between victim and victimizer in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Categories: Psychology

Che Ingl s

Che Ingl  s

Che Leonard [My friend Leonard was called up for army duty. Leonard enjoyed the General's coffee. Reminded me of my son, Alan, when he was given an on-board temporary cleaning job in Falmouth. Leonard helped a Colonel and was rewarded ...

Author: Kenelm G.D. Murray

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 9781839757587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

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Born in Argentina, Kenelm Murray tells the story of four Anglo-Argentines who volunteered in WWII to support the Allies. Three of those, like hundreds of others, never returned. Growing up on the pampas, the author chronicles experiences in the Argentine army, he recounts cycling across Argentina and Uruguay in the 1960s, and tells of his life on three continents, with its many twists and turns, and talks about the life and times of his extraordinary family in Europe, Chile and Argentina. His career in microelectronics in the UK, culminating with eight years as a Design Engineering Manager in Silicon Valley, is portrayed with some amusing moments, with an account of a sudden medical crisis and stories which tell of moments of euphoria when visited, fortunately, by a great deal of success.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography