Category: Autobiography

  • Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste

    By John Waters

    To me, undesirable flavor is what leisure is all approximately. If somebody vomits staring at one in all my motion pictures, it really is like getting a status ovation. therefore starts John Waters's autobiography. And what a narrative it truly is. commencing along with his upbringing in Baltimore ("Charm urban" as dubbed by way of the vacationer board; the "hairdo capital of the area" as dubbed by way of Waters), it covers his friendship along with his muse and major girl, Divine, distinct debts of the way Waters made his first videos, tales of the circle of friends/actors he utilized in those motion pictures, and at last the "sort-of status" he achieves in the USA. Complementing the textual content are dozens of wonderful previous photos of Waters and workforce. here's a real love letter from a mythical filmmaker to his associates, family members, and fans.
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  • A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life

    By J. Craig Venter

    The victorious memoir of the fellow in the back of one of many maximum feats in clinical history

    Of all of the clinical achievements of the earlier century, probably none can fit the decoding of the human genetic code, either for its technical brilliance and for its implications for our destiny. In A lifestyles Decoded, J. Craig Venter strains his upward push from an uninspired pupil to at least one of the main interesting and debatable figures in technology this day. the following, Venter relates the exceptional drama of the hunt to decode the human genome?a target he estimated he may in attaining years previous and extra affordably than the government-sponsored Human Genome undertaking, and one who he fulfilled in 2001. an exhilarating tale of detection, A existence Decoded can be a revealing, and sometimes troubling, examine how technology is practiced at the present time.
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  • Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?: A Catholic Girl's Memoir

    By Marie Simas

    *Advisory: Mature humor, a few grownup content

    What occurs for those who develop up in an insane Catholic kin? unusually humorous, this candid memoir indicates readers the persistence it takes to outlive in a stifling, abusive formative years. it is an emotional curler coaster from begin to end, fiercely sincere and honest.

    From the very starting, the writer grapples with hilarious, uncomfortable occasions, punctuated by means of episodes of formative years brutality. those tales will make you giggle out loud, and a few will make you cry. This e-book will not be overlooked!
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  • Under My Skin, Volume 1: to 1949

    By Doris Lessing

    "I was once born with skins too few. Or they have been scrubbed off me by means of. . .robust and effective hands."

    The studies absorbed via those "skins too few" spring to mind during this memoir of Doris Lessing's adolescence and early life because the daughter of a British colonial relatives in Persia and Southern Rhodesia in truth and with overwhelming immediacy, Lessing maps the expansion of her cognizance, her sexuality, and her politics, supplying a unprecedented chance to get lower than her dermis and observe the forces that made her the most extraordinary writers of our time.
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  • The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

    By Samantha Geimer

    During this memoir that “might be crucial and invaluable e-book of the century thus far” (The Guardian), Samantha Geimer unearths for the 1st time her aspect of 1 of the main infamous and intricate felony instances in American history.

    March 1977, Southern California. Roman Polanski drives a rented Mercedes alongside Mulholland force to Jack Nicholson’s residence. Sitting subsequent to him is an aspiring version named Samantha Geimer. She is 13 years old.

    The undisputed proof of what occurred within the hours that look within the court docket list: Roman and Samantha spent hours taking pictures—on a kitchen counter, topless in a Jacuzzi. Wine and Quaaludes have been fed on, stability and innocence have been misplaced, and a tender girl’s lifestyles used to be altered forever—eternally solid as a history participant in her personal story.

    For months on finish, the Polanski case ruled the media either within the usa and out of the country. yet in spite of the vast insurance, there's a lot approximately that day—and the lady on the middle of it all—that has remained a secret. The few occasions Samantha Geimer has spoken publically, it's been principally in response to Polanski—his newest movie, his arrests, his releases. almost the full narrative of Samantha’s existence, or even the main points of the rape itself, have all been left untold.

    Taking us a ways past the identified headlines, this is often the tale of a woman who used to be concurrently clever past her years and but extraordinarily susceptible or even naive. Says manhattan instances bestselling writer Sheila Weller, “Witty, snarky—but additionally certain and thoughtfully observant…Samantha Geimer is a reflective consultant as she humanely tells of a fancy violation that damage yet didn’t defeat her.”
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  • On the Move: A Life

    By Oliver Sacks

    New York occasions Notable Book

    One of the simplest Books of the Year: NPR, San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchBookPageSlateMen’s Journal

    When Oliver Sacks was once twelve years outdated, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: “Sacks will move a long way, if he doesn't move too far.” it really is now abundantly transparent that Sacks hasn't ever stopped going. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks writes in regards to the passions that experience pushed his life—from bikes and weight lifting to neurology and poetry. He writes approximately his amorous affairs, either romantic and highbrow; his guilt over leaving his relations to return to the USA; his bond along with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who have stimulated his paintings. On the Move is the tale of a brilliantly unconventional doctor and author, a guy who has illuminated the numerous ways in which the mind makes us human.  

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  • The Point of View (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 22)

    By Søren Kierkegaard

    Publish 12 months note: First released in 1962

    As a non secular autobiography, Kierkegaard's The viewpoint for My paintings as an Author stands between such nice works as Augustine's "Confessions" and Newman's "Apologia seasoned Vita Sua." but "Point of View" is neither a confession nor a safety; it's an author's tale of a life of writing, his figuring out of the maze of enormously diversified works that make up his oeuvre.

    Upon the upcoming book of the second one variation of "Either/Or," Kierkegaard back meant to stop writing. Now was once the time for an immediate "report to history" at the authorship as a complete. as well as Point of View, which was once released posthumously, the current quantity additionally includes On My paintings as an Author, a modern replacement, and the spouse piece Armed Neutrality.
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  • Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition

    By Zack O'Malley Greenburg

    "I’m no longer a businessman—I’m a enterprise, man." —Jay Z

    As a lot as Martha Stewart or Oprah—and maybe greater than any musician—Jay Z has grew to become himself right into a way of life. you could get up to the neighborhood radio station taking part in his most up-to-date hit, spritz your self together with his newest cologne, slip on a couple of his Rocawear denims, lace up your Reebok S. Carter shoes, watch baseball superstar Robinson Cano smack a few hits in a day online game, and seize dinner on the noticed Pig. with a purpose to Jay Z’s 40/40 membership for a D’Ussé cognac nightcap, subscribe to streaming provider Tidal and listen to his most recent collaboration with Beyoncé. He’ll revenue at each flip of your day.

    Empire frame of mind reveals the tale in the back of Jay Z’s upward thrust as advised by way of the folks who lived it with him, from classmates at Brooklyn’s George Westinghouse highschool and the youth pal who bought him into the drug alternate, to the DJ who persuaded him to forestall dealing and concentrate on the tune. Now with new interviews with insiders like Russell Simmons, Alicia Keys, and J. Cole—more than 100 in total—this e-book explains simply how Jay Z propelled himself from the grim streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the company global.
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  • My Story

    By Marilyn Monroe

    Written on the peak of her repute yet now not released until eventually over a decade after her loss of life, this autobiography of actress and intercourse image Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her adolescence as an undesirable orphan, her early youth, her upward push within the movie from bit participant to star, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. during this intimate account of a really public lifestyles, she tells of her first (non-consensual) sexual adventure, her romance with the american Clipper, and her prescient imaginative and prescient of herself as "the type of woman they discovered lifeless within the corridor bed room with an empty bottle of napping drugs in her hand."
    The Marilyn in those pages is a revelation: a talented, clever, weak girl who was once way more complicated than the unwitting intercourse siren she portrayed on monitor. Lavishly illustrated with images of Marilyn, this unique booklet celebrates the existence and profession of an American icon―-from the original standpoint of the icon herself.
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  • Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited

    By Vladimir Nabokov

    Converse, reminiscence, first released in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence after which assiduously revised in 1966, is a chic and wealthy evocation of Nabokov's existence and occasions, whilst it bargains incisive insights into his significant works, together with Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The genuine lifetime of Sebastian Knight, and The Defense.
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