Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 1471173968
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET ‘What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong?’ Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. With haunting candour, David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3am phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic. This story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view – a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help. Read the other side of Nic Sheff's bestselling memoir, Tweak. Praise for Beautiful Boy:- 'A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott 'An important book... moving, timely and startlingly beautiful.' Richard Branson

The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy
Author: Robert Leleux
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-08
ISBN: 1429929154
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

In the Dear John letter Daddy left for Mother and me, on a Saturday afternoon in early June 1996, on the inlaid Florentine table in the front entry of our house, which we found that night upon returning from a day spent in the crème-colored light of Neiman's, Daddy wrote that he was leaving us because Mother was crazy, and because she'd driven me crazy in a way that perfectly suited her own insanity. In a memoir studded with delicious lines and unforgettable set pieces, Robert Leleux describes his East Texas boyhood and coming of age under the tutelage of his eccentric, bewigged, flamboyant, and knowing mother. Left high and dry by Daddy and living on their in-laws' horse ranch in a white-pillared house they can't afford, Robert and Mother find themselves chronically low on cash. Soon they are forced into more modest quarters, and as a teenaged Robert watches with hilarity and horror, Mother begins a desperate regimen of makeovers, extreme plastic surgeries, and finally hairpiece epoxies---all calculated to secure a new, wealthy husband. Mother's strategy takes her, with Robert in tow, from the glamorous environs of the Neiman Marcus beauty salon to questionable surgery offices and finally to a storefront clinic on the wrong side of Houston. Meanwhile, Robert begins his own journey away from Mother and through the local theater's world of miscast hopefuls and thwarted ambitions---and into a romance that surprises absolutely no one but himself. Written with a warmth and a wicked sense of fun that lighten even the most awful circumstances, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is a sparkling debut.

ALBUM BOOK

ALBUM BOOK
Author: JEAN EXUMA
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 130458433X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ALBUM BOOK Book Excerpt:

Words We Call Home

Words We Call Home
Author: Linda Svendsen
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 0774844698
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words We Call Home Book Excerpt:

Words We Call Home is a commemorative anthology celebrating more than twenty-five years of achievement for the UBC Creative Writing department -- the oldest writing program in Canada. The more than sixty poets, dramatists, and fiction writers included provide just a sample of the energy and vision the department has fostered over the years. From Earle Birney's pioneering efforts in 1946, to the birth of the department in 1965, to the present day, the programme has created a place for aspiring, talented writers.

Who s a Pretty Boy Then

Who s a Pretty Boy Then
Author: James Gardiner
Publsiher: Serpents Tail
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s a Pretty Boy Then Book Excerpt:

More than 600 pictures ? portraits and pornography, postcards and cuttings and snapshots from private albums ? go to make up one man's personal and highly idiosyncratic view of gay history since the invention of the camera. Gay people, their friends, lovers, idols and enemies in all their glory, divas, bodybuilders and drag queens, heroes and villains, from Marie Lloyd to Madonna, Sandow to Schwarzenegger, Boulton to Savage, Labouchere to Mary Whitehouse. And alongside the famous and infamous, are the images of ?ordinary? gay men taken at moments that only friends and lovers would bother to record.

The Life Death of Pretty Boy Floyd

The Life   Death of Pretty Boy Floyd
Author: Jeffery S. King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life Death of Pretty Boy Floyd Book Excerpt:

Charles Arthur Floyd, better known as Pretty Boy Floyd (1904-1934), was one of the last of the so-called Robin Hood outlaws in the tradition of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and John Dillinger. He engaged in numerous bank-robbing exploits across the Mid-west until federal agents and local police shot him down near East Liverpool, Ohio, on October 22, 1934 - a feat that helped build the image of the modern FBI. This detailed account of his life, crimes, and death makes extensive use of FBI reports, government records, local newspapers, and contemporary journalistic accounts. Neither highly intelligent nor polished, Floyd relied on his cool demeanor, shrewd cunning, and expert gun-handling ability, but he was also considered by those who knew him to be generous and honest. During the depression, many people saw banks as enemies and Floyd as a hero and helped screen him from the police. In this biography, Jeffery S. King addresses many of the questions still surrounding Floyd, such as whether he had contact with other notorious outlaws of the period, including Dillinger, Alvin Karpis, and Bonnie and Clyde, and whether he was executed by the FBI. He also links Floyd to the infamous Kansas City Massacre. Particularly notable are King's assessments of the effectiveness of the FBI and of J. Edgar Hoover's talent for self-promotion.

The Lost Lennon Tapes Project

The Lost Lennon Tapes Project
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 0969936303
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Lennon Tapes Project Book Excerpt:

An Unauthorized Guide To The Complete Radio Series 1988 - 1992 All 218 episodes catalogued and researched plus: * complete unreleased tracks index * comparison of Bag Records bootleg tracks and Lost Lennon Tapes broadcast versions * comparison of commercially released tracks and Lost Lennon Tapes broadcast versions

Davidson s Universal Melodist

Davidson s Universal Melodist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Songs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Davidson s Universal Melodist Book Excerpt:

The Jetsam

The Jetsam
Author: Lara Biuts
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2009-12-24
ISBN: 1445204061
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jetsam Book Excerpt:

Essays on history and literature, which Author published in 2005-2009 on the Net (DeviantArt page, blog etc). Two of the essays are Author's view of the story of Hadrian and Antinous, and parts of the novel La Lune Blanche.

Long Lunch

Long Lunch
Author: Simon Cann
Publsiher: Coombe Hill Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 191039811X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Lunch Book Excerpt:

Montbretia searches for her friend, trying to find out where he is, why he left his office and his home, and how he sent a message 24 hours after he disappeared. "Let's have lunch tomorrow," said the email, but when Montbretia arrived at her friend's office he wasn't there. "When did he leave?" Montbretia asked the receptionist. "Monday," came the reply. "No. I mean, when did he leave for lunch?" "Monday," repeated the receptionist. "He left at lunchtime on Monday." "But today's Wednesday," said Montbretia. The receptionist's face softened with a look of amusement as she tried to sympathize with Montbretia's embarrassment. "A long lunch." Montbretia searches for her friend, trying to find out where he is, why he left the office and his home, and how he sent a message 24 hours after he disappeared.

My Heart Sings

My Heart Sings
Author: Jan Auggi Jones
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2017-11-29
ISBN: 1543468179
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Heart Sings Book Excerpt:

This author appreciates writing poetry, novels, childrens stories; the performing arts; and music of many genres. She was raised on gospel and country music played on an old Victrola phonograph with a black-and-white dog staring into a gramophone on the inside of the cover. Today, this author has become enamored with and is fangirling over country a cappella music, which is relatively new. Curious about the behind the scenes activities of a successful bands life, living on the edge of temptations in todays media-frenzied world, she created a believable group running through life on unbelievable favor, spearheaded by love between a wealthy, incredibly intelligent and beautiful African-American ballerina and a super talented tenor from the deep South and their unique way of overcoming racial issues with love. Murder, sex, and drugs fuel the life and romance of these two extraordinary, opposite, characters living and excelling way above the normal expectations of life, hinting into the cosmic pluralism like no one has ever experienced before. This author spent thirty-five years in the busy, topsy-turvy support area of corporate America, starting with the FBI and ending in the legal field, before being forced to retire on disability. This is her first adult romance novel. She writes and has published poetry on poetry.com with two poems published in anthologies; she was the author and publisher of Newsletters for Boy Scout Troop and Pack 731, The Indian Creek District, and for newsletters, service bulletins, and memorial programs for two churches. The author is a widow who lives in Waldorf, Maryland, with her son, daughter-law, grandson, and grandpup, Toli.

Plato on Art and Beauty

Plato on Art and Beauty
Author: Alison Denham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 0230368182
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato on Art and Beauty Book Excerpt:

This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic , but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and related dialogues. The range of issues addressed includes the contest between philosophy and poetry, the moral status of music, the love of beauty, censorship, motivated emotions.

Navaho Indian Myths

Navaho Indian Myths
Author: Aileen O’Bryan
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN: 0486142094
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navaho Indian Myths Book Excerpt:

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.

Plato s Charmides

Plato   s Charmides
Author: Thomas M. Tuozzo
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-09-12
ISBN: 1139497952
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Charmides Book Excerpt:

This book argues that Plato's Charmides presents a unitary but incomplete argument intended to lead its readers to substantive philosophical insights. Through careful, contextually sensitive analysis of Plato's arguments concerning the virtue of sophrosyne, Thomas M. Tuozzo brings the dialogue's lines of inquiry together, carrying Plato's argument forward to a substantive conclusion. This innovative reading of Charmides reverses misconceptions about the dialogue that stemmed from an impoverished conception of Socratic elenchus and unquestioned acceptance of ancient historiography's demonization of Critias. It views Socratic argument as a tool intended to move its addressee to substantive philosophical insights. It also argues, on the basis of recent historical research, a review of the fragments of Critias' oeuvre and Plato's use of Critias in other dialogues, that Plato had a nuanced, generally positive view of Critias. Throughout, readers are alerted to textual difficulties whose proper resolution is crucial to understanding Plato's often abstract arguments.

AsiaPacifiQueer

AsiaPacifiQueer
Author: Fran Martin,Peter Jackson,Mark McLelland,Audrey Yue
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 0252091817
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AsiaPacifiQueer Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary collection examines the shaping of local sexual cultures in the Asian Pacific region in order to move beyond definitions and understandings of sexuality that rely on Western assumptions. The diverse studies in AsiaPacifiQueer demonstrate convincingly that in the realm of sexualities, globalization results in creative and cultural admixture rather than a unilateral imposition of the western values and forms of sexual culture. These essays range across the Pacific Rim and encompass a variety of forms of social, cultural, and personal expression, examining sexuality through music, cinema, the media, shifts in popular rhetoric, comics and magazines, and historical studies. By investigating complex processes of localization, interregional borrowing, and hybridization, the contributors underscore the mutual transformation of gender and sexuality in both Asian Pacific and Western cultures. Contributors are Ronald Baytan, J. Neil C. Garcia, Kam Yip Lo Lucetta, Song Hwee Lim, J. Darren Mackintosh, Claire Maree, Jin-Hyung Park, Teri Silvio, Megan Sinnott, Yik Koon Teh, Carmen Ka Man Tong, James Welker, Heather Worth, and Audrey Yue.

Maieusis

Maieusis
Author: Dominic Scott
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-12-13
ISBN: 0191537292
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maieusis Book Excerpt:

Maieusis pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the profile of the subject around the world. What is distinctive about his work is his capacity to deepen our understanding of the relation between ancient and modern thought, and to combine the best of contemporary philosophy - its insights as well as its rigour - with a deep sensitivity to classical texts. Nineteen of the world's leading experts in the field examine a wide range of topics in ancient philosophy, with a particular focus on Plato. Topics include Socrates and the nature of philosophy, the different aspects of eros in the Symposium, Republic and Phaedrus, the Phaedo's arguments for immortality, wars and warriors in Plato, and the different aspects of the cave allegory in the Republic. .

Beyond Beauty

Beyond Beauty
Author: Ferial Youakim
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN: 1640827722
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Beauty Book Excerpt:

"The greatest luxury my family had were some tiles that my father had laid down for my mother. My father was a manual laborer. He had taken all of us to one of the tile factories on a family trip. My father couldn't afford the tiles, so he had us sort through the rejects, the broken and imperfect shards so that we could have something beautiful. I remember how he got on his hands and knees for my mother and for us children. I remember how he concentrated intently as he placed together a work of art for us. It may seem odd to walk across a work of art, but those tiles were our flying carpet and a reminder of his love for us. All these years later, I understand that love and beauty are inseparable." Behind every smile and success, there is a story and a journey. Ferial Youakim, internationally known as an image consultant, reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that shaped her life. Born in a refugee camp, she would overcome a lack of education, poor self-esteem, and a crippling fear of public speaking, and create a global company. Her spirit and passion to help people, the love and support of her family, and her unending faith have all been her driving force. Ferial believes that beauty goes beyond more than a word, it's a way of living the life one deserves. Click HERE to see the author being interviewed by Netanel Semrik about her publisher journey. Click HERE to see the author summarizing her interview with Netanel Semrik.

Slave to Love

Slave to Love
Author: Rebecca Campbell
Publsiher: Villard
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-07-13
ISBN: 1588364038
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slave to Love Book Excerpt:

Among the assorted snobs and eager sycophants employed at London's fifth-largest auction house—an enterprise as unimpressive as it sounds—Alice Duclos and Andrew Heathley stand out as bright and brainy. Alice has a head for science, but her cautious temperament—and controlling mother—keep her toiling at a job she doesn't love. And sweet-natured, adoring Andrew secretly thanks his lucky stars for it. He has not given up hope that the incredible Alice will one day realize that his vibrant charms and witty repartee are all for her. When a business trip takes them away together, Andrew sees his chance to finally capture Alice's attention. But much to his chagrin, the only person Alice seems to notice is Edward Lynden, the handsome, reclusive country gentleman who owns the rare and valuable book they have come to appraise. As Alice struggles to open up her heart for the first time, both Edward and Andrew fight to win her affection. But love doesn't always go to the highest bidder.

On Beauty and Being Just

On Beauty and Being Just
Author: Elaine Scarry
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN: 1400847354
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Beauty and Being Just Book Excerpt:

Have we become beauty-blind? For two decades or more in the humanities, various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; and that it masks political interests. In On Beauty and Being Just Elaine Scarry not only defends beauty from the political arguments against it but also argues that beauty does indeed press us toward a greater concern for justice. Taking inspiration from writers and thinkers as diverse as Homer, Plato, Marcel Proust, Simone Weil, and Iris Murdoch as well as her own experiences, Scarry offers up an elegant, passionate manifesto for the revival of beauty in our intellectual work as well as our homes, museums, and classrooms. Scarry argues that our responses to beauty are perceptual events of profound significance for the individual and for society. Presenting us with a rare and exceptional opportunity to witness fairness, beauty assists us in our attention to justice. The beautiful object renders fairness, an abstract concept, concrete by making it directly available to our sensory perceptions. With its direct appeal to the senses, beauty stops us, transfixes us, fills us with a "surfeit of aliveness." In so doing, it takes the individual away from the center of his or her self-preoccupation and thus prompts a distribution of attention outward toward others and, ultimately, she contends, toward ethical fairness. Scarry, author of the landmark The Body in Pain and one of our bravest and most creative thinkers, offers us here philosophical critique written with clarity and conviction as well as a passionate plea that we change the way we think about beauty.

Of Death and Beauty A Novel

Of Death and Beauty  A Novel
Author: Barbara Grenfell Fairhead
Publsiher: Sunstone Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0865349371
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Death and Beauty A Novel Book Excerpt:

When the beautiful Magdalena Chavez and her troubled, passionate son move into the small town of Las Madres, New Mexico, it doesn't take long for the discerning among the townspeople to discover that they are "other." Magdalena is a teller of stories that delight many, but also challenge the assumptions of one and all. Soon the reader is seduced into an enchanted world in which the boundary between reality and fantasy is always on the point of collapsing. The main characters must maintain a difficult balance between opposing polarities-sacred and profane, forbidden desire and ruthless power-a balance that seems to come instinctively to the simple but knowing inhabitants of Las Madres. Fairhead is utterly at home in this environment, evoking it with a mixture of precision and lyrical intensity. Whether she is describing the tumult of a bullfight, the stillness of a work of art or the vast, cinematic splendour of the New Mexico landscape, her voice is always pitch perfect. As the title suggests, it is a world of great beauty, but that same title also warns us that we cannot speak of beauty without also speaking of death. The Duende, that dark wind that blows through the world and touches the back of the neck whenever death is possible, is never far away.