Darling Days

Darling Days
Author: iO Tillett Wright
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 0062368222
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darling Days Book Excerpt:

Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties, iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin, and art. This was a world of self-invented characters, glamorous superstars, and strung-out sufferers, ground zero of drag and performance art. Still, no personality was more vibrant and formidable than iO’s mother’s. Rhonna, a showgirl and young widow, was a mercurial, erratic glamazon. She was iO’s fiercest defender and only authority in a world with few boundaries and even fewer indicators of normal life. At the center of Darling Days is the remarkable relationship between a fiery kid and a domineering ma—a bond defined by freedom and control, excess and sacrifice; by heartbreaking deprivation, agonizing rupture, and, ultimately, forgiveness. Darling Days is also a provocative examination of culture and identity, of the instincts that shape us and the norms that deform us, and of the courage and resilience it takes to listen closely to your deepest self. When a group of boys refuse to let six-year-old, female-born iO play ball, iO instantly adopts a new persona, becoming a boy named Ricky—a choice iO’s parents support and celebrate. It is the start of a profound exploration of gender and identity through the tenderest years, and the beginning of a life invented and reinvented at every step. Alternating between the harrowing and the hilarious, Darling Days is the candid, tough, and stirring memoir of a young person in search of an authentic self as family and home life devolve into chaos.

Darling days

Darling days
Author: iO Tillett Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 9782757879559
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darling days Book Excerpt:

En 1985, la 3e Rue de New York est le territoire bouillonnant des SDF, junkies et artistes névrosés. C'est ici que naît iO. Ici que débute son histoire d'amour-haine avec Rhonna. Une mère guerrière qui rend coup pour coup et protège iO quand il décide d'être un garçon plutôt qu'une fille. Une mère paumée, psychotique et accro aux amphétamines. Un jour, iO décide de partir. C'est le début de l'errance...

Darling Days

Darling Days
Author: iO Tillett Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN: 9780349005614
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darling Days Book Excerpt:

Darling Days

Darling Days
Author: iO Tillett Wright
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 0349005621
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darling Days Book Excerpt:

I WAS BORN, SEPTEMBER 1985, IN THE VORTEX OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE OF NEW YORK: THERE WERE FEW RULES OF LIFE AND ZERO CONTRAINTS ON BEHAVIOUR. IF YOU WERE NOT ECCENTRIC, YOU WERE WEIRD. It was a tenement building at the centre of the drug-addled, punk-edged, permanent riot that was iO's corner of the Lower East Side of New York City in the '80s and 90's. There iO grew up - or rather scrabbled up - under the broken wing of a fiercely protective, yet wildly negligent mother. Rhonna was a showgirl, actress, dancer, poet. A widow by police murder, she was also an addict. She doted and obsessed over iO, yet lacked an understanding that a child needs food and sleep and safety. Unfolding in animated, crystalline prose, an emotionally raw, devastatingly powerful memoir of one young person's extraordinary coming of age - a tale of gender and identity, freedom and addiction, rebellion and survival in the 1980s and 1990s, when punk poverty, heroin and art collided in the urban bohemia of New York's Lower East Side. Darling Days is also a provocative examination of culture and identity, of the instincts that shape us and the norms that deform us, and of the courage and resilience of a child listening closely to their deepest self. When a group of boys refuse to let the six-year-old play ball, iO instantly adopts a new persona, becoming a boy named Ricky, a choice the parents support and celebrate. It is the start of a profound exploration of gender and identity through the tenderest years, and the beginning of a life invented and reinvented at every step. Alternating between the harrowing and the hilarious, Darling Days is the candid, tough, and stirring memoir of a young person in search of an authentic self as family and home life devolve into chaos until iO escapes to Germany and then England to become an amazingly talented, exciting, edgy artist and wonderful writer.

L M MONTGOMERY Premium Collection Novels Short Stories Poetry Memoir Including Anne of Green Gables Series Chronicles of Avonlea The Story Girl Trilogy

L  M  MONTGOMERY     Premium Collection  Novels  Short Stories  Poetry   Memoir  Including Anne of Green Gables Series  Chronicles of Avonlea   The Story Girl Trilogy
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 3198
Release: 2017-05-29
ISBN: 807583304X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

L M MONTGOMERY Premium Collection Novels Short Stories Poetry Memoir Including Anne of Green Gables Series Chronicles of Avonlea The Story Girl Trilogy Book Excerpt:

This unique collection of L. M. Montgomery's most beloved children's books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Table of Contents: Anne of Green Gables Series Anne of Green Gables Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne's House of Dreams Rainbow Valley Rilla of Ingleside The Story Girl Series The Story Girl The Golden Road Short Stories Chronicles of Avonlea The Hurrying of Ludovic Old Lady Lloyd Each in His Own Tongue Little Joscelyn The Winning of Lucinda Old Man Shaw's Girl Aunt Olivia's Beau Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's Pa Sloane's Purchase The Courting of Prissy Strong The Miracle at Carmody The End of a Quarrel Further Chronicles of Avonlea Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat The Materializing of Cecil Her Father's Daughter Jane's Baby The Dream-Child The Brother Who Failed The Return of Hester The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily Sara's Way The Son of his Mother The Education of Betty In Her Selfless Mood The Conscience Case of David Bell Only a Common Fellow Tannis of the Flats Uncollected Short Stories Other Novels Kilmeny of the Orchard Poetry Autobiography The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels with Anne of Green Gables, an orphaned girl, mistakenly sent to a couple, who had intended to adopt a boy. Anne novels made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays.

Radical Hope

Radical Hope
Author: Carolina De Robertis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 0349010099
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Hope Book Excerpt:

Letters of hope, passion and courage, written in the wake of Trump's election, from some of our best-loved writers, including Junot Díaz, Karen Joy Fowler, Mona Eltahawy, Claire Messud, Celeste Ng, Hari Kunzru and Jane Smiley. RADICAL HOPE is a collection of inspiring letters - to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in supermarket queues, to any and all who feel discouraged by contemporary politics - written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists in reaction to Trump's election. Including letters by Achy Obejas, Alicia Garza, Aya de León, Boris Fishman, Carolina De Robertis, Celeste Ng, Cherríe Moraga, Chip Livingston, Claire Messud, Cristina García, Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Francisco Goldman, Hari Kunzru, iO Tillet Wright, Jane Smiley, Jeff Chang, Jewelle Gomez, Junot Díaz, Karen Joy Fowler, Kate Schatz, Katie Kitamura, Lisa See, Luis Alberto Urrea, Meredith Russo, Mohja Kahf, Mona Eltahawy, Parnaz Foroutan, Peter Orner, Reyna Grande, Roxana Robinson and Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Memoir of Leonard Horner

Memoir of Leonard Horner
Author: Leonard Horner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoir of Leonard Horner Book Excerpt:

First Darling of the Morning

First Darling of the Morning
Author: Thrity Umrigar
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Darling of the Morning Book Excerpt:

The author describes her Bombay childhood and adolescence, in a poignant memoir that ranges from her earliest memories of her youth to her departure for the United States at the age of twenty-one, reflecting on such topics as her family life, intimate sec

Family

Family
Author: iO Tillett Wright
Publsiher: powerHouse Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 9781576878637
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Book Excerpt:

Family: The Self Evident Truths Project examines Americans, asking them whether they are "other than straight," and photographing respondents who self-evaluate themselves to be "anything other than 100% straight." Between 2010 and 2016, iO Tillett Wright traveled to ALL 50 States in America and photographed 10,000 people who identify as ANYTHING other than 100% straight or 100% cis-gender (a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex), with the goal of installing them on the National Mall, in front of the Washington Monument. The LGBT spectrum, long subjected to violence, rejection and stigma at every turn, is changing. A new generation is coming to the fore, one less concerned with labeling themselves, and more concerned with existing happily, free from the constraints of labels and the dangers of violence. These are their faces.

Sorted

Sorted
Author: Jackson Bird
Publsiher: Tiller Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 1982130776
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sorted Book Excerpt:

An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties. When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as a transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Assigned female at birth and raised as a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn’t share this thought with anyone because he didn’t think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines. In this “soulful and heartfelt coming-of-age story” (Jamia Wilson, director and publisher of the Feminist Press), Jackson chronicles the ups and downs of growing up gender confused. Illuminated by journal entries spanning childhood to adolescence to today, he candidly recalls the challenges and loneliness he endured as he came to terms with both his gender and his bisexual identity. With warmth and wit, Jackson also recounts how he navigated the many obstacles and quirks of his transition––like figuring out how to have a chest binder delivered to his NYU dorm room and having an emotional breakdown at a Harry Potter fan convention. From his first shot of testosterone to his eventual top surgery, Jackson lets you in on every part of his journey—taking the time to explain trans terminology and little-known facts about gender and identity along the way. “A compassionate, tender-hearted, and accessible book for anyone who might need a hand to hold as they walk through their own transition or the transition of a loved one” (Austin Chant, author of Peter Darling), Sorted demonstrates the power and beauty in being yourself, even when you’re not sure who “yourself” is.

Darling

Darling
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 0143125885
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darling Book Excerpt:

An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11 Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez now considers religious violence worldwide, growing public atheism in the West, and his own mortality. Rodriguez’s stylish new memoir—the first book in a decade from the Pulitzer Prize finalist—moves from Jerusalem to Silicon Valley, from Moses to Liberace, from Lance Armstrong to Mother Teresa. Rodriguez is a homosexual who writes with love of the religions of the desert that exclude him. He is a passionate, unorthodox Christian who is always mindful of his relationship to Judaism and Islam because of a shared belief in the God who revealed himself within an ecology of emptiness. And at the center of this book is a consideration of women—their importance to Rodriguez’s spiritual formation and their centrality to the future of the desert religions. Only a mind as elastic and refined as Rodriguez’s could bind these threads together into this wonderfully complex tapestry.

The Law Times

The Law Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law Times Book Excerpt:

Sweethearts of Song A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth Second Edition

Sweethearts of Song  A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth  Second Edition
Author: Jean Collen
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1794754083
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweethearts of Song A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Curriculum Vitae A Volume of Autobiography

Curriculum Vitae  A Volume of Autobiography
Author: Muriel Spark
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN: 0811219135
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curriculum Vitae A Volume of Autobiography Book Excerpt:

Muriel Spark’s bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer’s life. It is no surprise that one of Muriel Spark’s most lively and entertaining works would be her own memoir, Curriculum Vitae. Born to a Scottish Jewish father and an English Presbyterian mother, Spark describes her childhood in 1930s Edinburgh in brief, dazzling anecdotes. In one she recalls a cherished schoolteacher, Christina Kay, who would later be used as the prototype for Miss Jean Brodie. Spark boldly details her disastrous first marriage to Sydney Oswald Spark (S.O.S.) — himself thirty-two, she just nineteen — whom she followed to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and left behind to return to England. In the midst of WWII, Spark took a bizarre position working in the disinformation campaign of the British Secret Service, eliciting information from German POWs to combat Nazi propaganda. She later moved to the Poetry Society of London, where she mingled with literati and other intellectuals, befriended by some (such as Graham Greene, an early supporter of her work) and sparring with others. We experience Spark’s joy with the publication of her first novel, The Comforters, her trials with other writers’ envy, and her emergence as the most brilliant femme fatale of 20th-century English literature.

Theology as Autobiography

Theology as Autobiography
Author: Colby Dickinson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1532688849
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theology as Autobiography Book Excerpt:

Autobiographical writings on faith frequently come from the lives of ordinary persons whose struggles with faith are often lived at the margins of the church, academy, and society. Yet these voices have the potential to reshape the ways in which each of these fields function. To find out what it means to stand before God with all of one's humanity on display is to engage in not only the act of confession, but to demonstrate a bold theological reflection that needs to be more explicitly understood. By turning to spiritual autobiographies as theological source texts, we learn to place our emphasis where it matters most, on the people whose lives of faith move us deeply and cause us to re-examine our own lives in light of their witness. Moving through a range of ancient, early modern, and contemporary spiritual writers in order to demonstrate a profound connection that unites them all, this book portrays how a critical self-examination of one's most personal, internal fractures (our "poverty" as it were) is the only way to develop a life of faith--the dual meaning of the word "confession," which expresses both a revealing of one's sins, or brokenness, and the articulation of what one believes.

The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club

The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club
Author: S. Rosenbaum,J. Haule
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN: 1137360364
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club Book Excerpt:

Shortly before his death, S. P. Rosenbaum began work on the history of the Bloomsbury Group's 'Memoir Club'. With original archival material and valuable insights on leading Bloomsbury figures such as Woolf, Keynes and Forster, this illuminating book offers a new perspective on our understanding of twentieth-century autobiography and life writing.

A Childhood Memoir

A Childhood Memoir
Author: Melanie Lowy
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2011-09-19
ISBN: 1456783351
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Childhood Memoir Book Excerpt:

The stomping of black-booted automatons; the drums beating in tune to murderous chants of hatred a retentive memory of a little girl has captured it all. Her early, serene Munich childhood wiped out: a school in flame, a journey alone to England ahead. Gone is the school she loved. Parted from her adored father with whom she endured prison and worse. Stored away safely is her memory of GRAF ZEPPELIN, the hideous faces of the Nazi leaders and her love of Munich. KINDERTRANSPORT to England aged nine without friend or language leaves her traumatised unused as she is to cope with caring for herself. Stays at holiday camps; with a kind, generous Jewish family in London, then it is off once more with Jewish schoolchildren to Bedfordshire weeks before WW2. A love affair begins with the English country-side and its animal inhabitants. Evacuated to an ancient farm house with no amenities whatever, where she is joined by her pious old grandmother, she settles down to school-life in this strictly orthodox school, new friends all refugees. Through her father, a well-known poet, she discovers what is happening to Jews in Europe early on and her faith is shattered. A contrasting tale of two childhoods, one recalling a deceptively idyllic beginning; the other an awakening in a strange but charitable land and the forever haunting realisation of what has been done to her people. This is a unique portrait of childhood.

Boys in the Trees

Boys in the Trees
Author: Carly Simon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1472124022
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys in the Trees Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times Bestseller A People Magazine Top Ten Book of the Year 'A sensational memoir . . . brilliantly well written. Carly Simon is incapable of writing a boring sentence . . . you can forgive anything for the unparalleled brilliance of her writing' - Lynn Barber, Sunday Times 'Hugely affecting memoir . . . heartfelt and remarkable' - Fiona Sturges, Independent Carly Simon is a household name. She was the staple of the '70s and '80s Billboard charts and was famously married to James Taylor with whom she has two children. She has had a career that has spanned four decades, resulting in thirteen top 40 hits, including the Number 1 song 'You're So Vain', numerous Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her song 'Let the River Run' (from the film Working Girl). Boys in the Trees is a rhapsodic, beautifully composed memoir of a young woman's coming of age amongst the glamorous literati and intelligentsia of Manhattan (her father was Richard Simon, co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster), a reflection on a life begun amidst secrets and shame, and a powerful story of the strength to leave that all behind and forge a path of art, music and love in the Golden Age of folk and rock. At once an insider's look into a life in the spotlight, a lyric reflection on a particular time in our culture's history, and a beautiful memoir about the pains and joys of love and art, Boys in the Trees is the story Carly Simon has long been waiting to tell the world. Praise for the US edition: 'One of the best celebrity memoirs of the year' Hollywood Reporter 'Intelligent and captivating' People 'Compelling' Rolling Stone

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Life Stories  A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs  Autobiographies  and Diaries
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN: 1610691466
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries Book Excerpt:

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Memoir of Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasley

Memoir of Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasley
Author: Louisa Maria Sabine Pasley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoir of Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasley Book Excerpt: