Your Life Is a Book And It s Time to Write It

Your Life Is a Book   And It s Time to Write It
Author: Kevin Quirk
Publsiher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2011-04
ISBN: 1936780216
Category: Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Life Is a Book And It s Time to Write It Book Excerpt:

Do you have a story that you just have to tell? Do you seek to preserve your life history as a gift for loved ones, or to pay tribute to those who have meant the most to you? Do you yearn to write about one major life experience to inspire others? You're not alone. The desire to write our life story is a timeless, universal urge. Somewhere inside us we know that writing a book about our life will touch those we love, while enriching our lives in today's cell phone-laptop lifestyle. Life is a book, and women and men from 19 to 99 are hearing the call to write it. Someone is waiting to hear you tell your life story: who you are, how you've lived, what you've learned. They want to hear all the stories that have shaped your life. Your Life Is a Book - And It's Time to Write It! An A-to-Z Guide to Help Anyone Write Their Life Story will take you on the journey of creating your memoir, autobiography, or life story. It doesn't matter how old or how young you are, or whether you've written a lot, a little, or not at all. Through practical tools, lively writing exercises, engaging questions, and helpful illustrations, you'll receive the guidance and encouragement you need from an expert life-writing teacher. Start writing your life story today! Kevin Quirk, M.A., has been helping ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds write their life stories as ghostwriter, personal historian, and Writing Your Life Story teacher since 1998. A former journalist and founder of Life Is a Book, he is coauthor of Brace for Impact: Miracle on the Hudson Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life.

The Book That Changed My Life

The Book That Changed My Life
Author: Diane Osen
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN: 0307793656
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book That Changed My Life Book Excerpt:

Every reader can name at least one book that changed his or her life—and many more beloved titles will surely come to mind as well. In The Book That Changed My Life, fifteen of America’s most influential authors discuss their own special literary choices. These unique interviews with National Book Award winners and finalists offer new insights into the many ways in which the experience of reading shapes the act of writing. Robert Stone on Joseph Conrad’s Victory, Cynthia Ozick on Henry James’s Washington Square, Charles Johnson on Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf—each approaches the question of literary influence, while offering rich and wonderful revelations about his or her own writing career. James Carroll, Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow, Diane Johnson, Philip Levine, David Levering Lewis, Barry Lopez, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Grace Paley, Linda Pastan, and Katherine Paterson are the other distinguished contributors to this collection of informed, insightful interviews.

Alice Munro Writing Her Lives

Alice Munro  Writing Her Lives
Author: Robert Thacker
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN: 0771084684
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice Munro Writing Her Lives Book Excerpt:

This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine. For almost thirty years Robert Thacker has been researching this book, steeping himself in Alice Munro’s life and work, working with her co-operation to make it complete. The result is a feast of information for Alice Munro’s admirers everywhere. By following “the parallel tracks” of Alice Munro’s life and Alice Munro’s texts, he gives a thorough and revealing account of both her life and work. “There is always a starting point in reality,” she once said of her stories, and this book reveals just how often her stories spring from her life. The book is chronological, starting with her pioneer ancestors, but with special attention paid to her parents and to her early days growing up poor in Wingham. Then all of her life stages — the marriage to Jim Munro, the move to Vancouver, then to Victoria to start the bookstore, the three daughters, the divorce, the return to Huron County, and the new life with Gerry Fremlin — leading to the triumphs as, story by story, book by book, she gains fame around the world, until rumours of a Nobel Prize circulate . . .

Transnational Na rra tion

Transnational Na rra tion
Author: John Dolis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN: 1611478162
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Na rra tion Book Excerpt:

This book examines American literary texts whose portrayal of "American" identity involves the incorporation of a "foreign body" as the precondition for a comprehensive understanding of itself. This nexus of disconcerting textual dynamics arises precisely insofar as both citizen/subject and national identity depend upon a certain alterity, an "other" which constitutes the secondary term of a binary structure. "American" identity thus finds itself ironically con-fused and interwoven with another culture or another nation, double-crossed in the enactment of itself. Individual chapters are devoted to Benjamin Franklin, Washington Irving, Frederick Douglass, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Mark Twain.

Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography

Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography
Author: Henry Louis Gates (Jr.),Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0195387953
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography Book Excerpt:

The Harlem Renaissance is the best known and most widely studied cultural movement in African American history. Now, in Harlem Renaissance Lives, esteemed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham have selected 300 key biographical entries culled from the eight-volume African American National Biography, providing an authoritative who's who of this seminal period. Here readers will find engagingly written and authoritative articles on notable African Americans who made significant contributions to literature, drama, music, visual art, or dance, including such central figures as poet Langston Hughes, novelist Zora Neale Hurston, aviator Bessie Coleman, blues singer Ma Rainey, artist Romare Bearden, dancer Josephine Baker, jazzman Louis Armstrong, and the intellectual giant W. E. B. Du Bois. Also included are biographies of people like the Scottsboro Boys, who were not active within the movement but who nonetheless profoundly affected the artistic and political statements that came from Harlem Renaissance figures. The volume will also feature a preface by the editors, an introductory essay by historian Cary D. Wintz, and 75 illustrations.

Birthing Your Book

Birthing Your Book
Author: Mark David Gerson
Publsiher: MDG Media International
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1502368110
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birthing Your Book Book Excerpt:

YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU... It's time to let it out! Let Mark David Gerson show you how easy it can be, with... • Dynamic tools to get you started and keep you writing • Surefire techniques to spark new concepts, new content and new ideas • Compelling inspiration to keep you motivated, committed and impassioned You don’t even have to know what your book is about! 82% of Americans say they plan to write a book someday...Will you be one of the few who does? Start Birthing Your Book Today...You’ll Never Feel the Same About Writing Again! "I have so much gratitude for the help and confidence Mark David gave me." – Estelle Blackburn, author of Broken Lives "Have you thought about writing a book but don’t know how to start? Mark David Gerson can help you make that thought a reality. I know. He did it for me!" – Karen Walker, author of Following the Whispers "Mark David Gerson is spectacular. The best writing teacher ever!" – Katie Thomas, Lynchburg, Virginia

Waking Up in Winter

Waking Up in Winter
Author: Cheryl Richardson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 0062681680
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking Up in Winter Book Excerpt:

Internationally recognized coach and New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Richardson has toured the world empowering others to make lasting change. But when Richardson’s own life no longer worked as it once had, a persistent, inner voice offered unmistakable guidance: it was time to reevaluate her life to uncover what really mattered. Waking Up in Winter is the candid and revelatory account of how at midlife, Richardson found renewed contentment and purpose through a heroic, inward journey. The unfolding story, told through intimate journal entries, follows Richardson from the first, gentle nudges of change to a thoughtfully reimagined life – a soulful, spring awakening. With an experienced coach’s intuition and an artist’s eye, Richardson reexamines everything – her marriage, her work, her friendships, and her priorities – gracefully shedding parts of the self that no longer serve along the way. In the end, she not only discovers what really matters at midlife, she invites readers to join her in the inquiry process by providing thought-provoking questions designed to usher them through their own season of transformation. Offering up Richardson’s most powerful teaching tool yet – her own life – Waking Up in Winter takes readers on a brave, spiritual adventure that shows us all how to live a more authentic and meaningful life.

Memoirs Stories from a Life Enjoyed Living

Memoirs   Stories from a Life Enjoyed Living
Author: Jim Davis
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN: 1460254147
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs Stories from a Life Enjoyed Living Book Excerpt:

Jim Davis, through stories of his remarkable career as U.S. Naval officer, international trial lawyer and Federal trial judge, provides rare insight and humor to exotic happenings on the high seas and in America’s courtrooms. All stems from his improbable youthful achievements . . . appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy faculty at age 23 and to the Federal bench in Washington, D.C. at age 32, youngest ever to the U.S. Court of Claims. He tells of chasing Soviet nuclear submarines from New York to the North Sea, learning the Navy’s ways while working with fellow-officer Ross Perot (America’s computer wunderkind in the late 1950s), navigating the St. Lawrence seaway in 1957 on an aircraft carrier, the first and largest ship to do so, and entering Havana, Cuba in 1957 under threat of Castro’s expanding revolution. In the courtroom, he tangled with the CIA over recovery of a Soviet submarine from the Pacific Ocean floor, prevented China from exporting illegally millions of TV sets to the U.S. after stealing U.S. patents, protected Texas Instruments’ multi-billion dollar position in computer chip production from invasion by Japan and Korea, and thwarted piracy by Mexican and Chinese pirates of National Geographic Society’s world famous yellow-bordered Geographic magazine. As trial judge, he decided a $211 million patent case, second largest in U.S. history, and decided what Time Magazine called the “most significant copyright case of the 20th century,” copyright’s struggle with the Xerox machine. And much more. A great read!

Soviet Life

Soviet Life
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soviet Union
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of Life

The Art of Life
Author: Mutlu Konuk Blasing
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN: 0292729324
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Life Book Excerpt:

Autobiographical literature especially reveals the processes by which writers convert their own historical experience into fictional form and suggests how literary forms function in life. This volume defines an original theory of autobiographical writing and provides intriguing analyses of major American works of literature. The Art of Life examines the transformation of history into literature in Walden, "Song of Myself," Henry James's Prefaces, The Education of Henry Adams, Paterson, and the poetry of Frank O'Hara. These works are approached as events in themselves and are analyzed as conversions of form and history, fiction and fact, and even aesthetics and politics. Thus the work of literature is set in the total experience of living, and the writer is seen not only as an artist but also as a person in a historical, political, and cultural environment. As well as a creator of literature, the writer is viewed as a social, psychological, and biological being. Chapters on the narcissistic economy of Walden, the mythicizing of history and personality in "Song of Myself," the self-conscious relation that makes the Prefaces of Henry James the autobiography of an artist. the comic perspective of The Education of Henry Adams, and the radical innovation of Paterson and O'Hara's poetry provide new readings of major American works. Each chapter contains some distinct critical insight which not only contributes to, but can be relished apart from, the book's overarching theoretical argument. The Art of Life is a sophisticated theoretical discussion of autobiography with rich psychological, philosophical, and cultural ramifications.

Writers

Writers
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN: 0241517540
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers Book Excerpt:

Explore the fascinating lives and loves of the greatest novelists, poets, and playwrights. From William Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, Writers explores more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. Each featured novelist, playwright, or poet is introduced by a stunning portrait, followed by photography and illustrations of locations and artefacts important in their lives - along with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and their correspondence. Trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and affected their writing, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. You will also uncover details each writer's most famous pieces and understand the times and cultures they lived in - see how the world influenced them and how their works influenced the world. Writers introduces key ideas, themes, and literary techniques of each figure, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays. A diverse variety of authors are covered, from the Middle Ages to present day, providing a compelling glimpse into the lives of the people behind the page.

The Last Samurai Reread

The Last Samurai Reread
Author: Lee Konstantinou
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2022-11-22
ISBN: 0231546351
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Samurai Reread Book Excerpt:

Considered by some to be the greatest novel of the twenty-first century, Helen DeWitt’s brilliant The Last Samurai tells the story of Sibylla, an Oxford-educated single mother raising a possible child prodigy, Ludo. Disappointed when he meets his biological father, the boy decides that he can do better. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, he embarks on a quixotic, moving quest to find a suitable father. The novel’s cult-classic status did not come easy: it underwent a notoriously tortuous publication process and briefly went out of print. Lee Konstantinou combines a riveting reading of The Last Samurai with a behind-the-scenes look at DeWitt’s fraught experiences with corporate publishing. He shows how interpreting the ambition and richness of DeWitt’s work in light of her struggles with literary institutions provides a potent social critique. The novel helps us think about our capacity for learning and creativity, revealing the constraints that capitalism and material deprivation impose on intellectual flourishing. Drawing on interviews with DeWitt and other key figures, Konstantinou explores the book’s composition and its history with Talk Miramax Books, the publishing arm of Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s media empire. He argues that The Last Samurai allegorizes its troubled relationship with the institutions and middlemen that ferried it into the world. What’s ultimately at stake in Ludo’s quest is not only who might make a good father but also how we might fulfill our potential in a world that often seems cruelly designed to thwart that very possibility.

Successful and Set for Life

Successful and Set for Life
Author: Les J. Tripp, MBA
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 1491771690
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful and Set for Life Book Excerpt:

The road to success never takes the path of least resistance and unfortunately often comes at the expense of peace of mind and personal values. With influences from mass media changing the definition of success every day, we must all look deep within to identify what success means to each of us and then utilize that information to overcome obstacles, realize freedom, and attain goals. Les Tripp relies on his diverse experience as an economics professor, investment consultant, and motivational speaker to help others seek a higher purpose, aspire to greatness, and stay focused. Through anecdotes, inspirational sayings, and an organized step-by-step plan, Les leads individuals to • create a personal mission statement; • transform limiting thoughts into positive equivalents; • embrace education; • ask the right questions; • learn the value of each chapter in life; and • make choices that align with goals. Successful and Set for Life shares practical advice, tips, and tools that will empower and guide success seekers down a new path to achieving all their personal and professional dreams.

A Literary History of Iowa

A Literary History of Iowa
Author: Clarence A. Andrews
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1972-01-01
ISBN: 1587290081
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Literary History of Iowa Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from this book the extent of Iowa's distinguished literary past---the many prizes and praise received by her authors. To those already familiar with Iowa's credits, A Literary History of Iowa will be a nostalgic and informative delight. During the 1920s and 1930s, Iowa had good claim to recognition as the literary capital of the country. Clarence Andrews says that as he grew up he knew a host of Iowa writers. "I also knew that Iowa was winning a diproportionate share of the Pulitzer Prizes---Hamlin Garland, Margaret Wilson, Susan Glaspell, Frank Luther Mott, "Ding" Darling, Clark Mollenhoff. It was winning its share or more of prizes offered by publishers---and its authors' books were being selected as Book-of-the-Month and Literary Guild books. I knew too about Carl Van Vechten as part of that avant-garde group of midwest exiles---including Fitzgerald, Anderson, and Hemingway."A Literary History of Iowa looks at Iowans who knew and cared for the state---people who wrote poetry, plays, musical plays, novels, and short stories about Iowa subjects, Iowa ideas, Iowa people. These writers often have dealt with such themes as the state's history, the rise of technology and its impact on the community, provincialism and exploitation, the problems of personal adjustment, and the family and the community. John T. Frederick, whose own books are paramount in Iowa's literary history, has pointed to Iowa's special contributions to the literature of rural life in saying that no other state can show its portrayal in "fiction so rich, so varied, and so generally sound as can Iowa."

The Unlocked Book John Wilkes Booth by His Sister Abridged Annotated

The Unlocked Book  John Wilkes Booth by His Sister  Abridged  Annotated
Author: Asia Booth Clarke
Publsiher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-01-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unlocked Book John Wilkes Booth by His Sister Abridged Annotated Book Excerpt:

Though written during her exile in England, from which she would not return until her death, Asia Booth Clarke's memoir of her famous brother was not published until 1938. She had given the "locked book" to a friend for keeping "to publish sometime if he sees fit." The friend did not see fit to publish it while Asia, her brother Edwin Booth, or her former husband John Clarke were still alive. So it was left to Eleanor Farjeon to complete the task after the death of her father. This is a unique look at the man who changed the world by assassinating Abraham Lincoln. Long viewed as a demon, fanatic, madman, and narcissist, Asia Clarke's memoir attempts to humanize the man she deeply loved and who was loved by many friends and family members. This fascinating account adds to the complexity and mystery of Booth and his actions. Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Life in the Universe 5th Edition

Life in the Universe  5th Edition
Author: Jeffrey Bennett,Seth Shostak,Nicholas Schneider,Meredith MacGregor
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN: 0691241791
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in the Universe 5th Edition Book Excerpt:

The world’s leading textbook on astrobiology—ideal for an introductory one-semester course and now fully revised and updated Are we alone in the cosmos? How are scientists seeking signs of life beyond our home planet? Could we colonize other planets, moons, or even other star systems? This introductory textbook, written by a team of four renowned science communicators, educators, and researchers, tells the amazing story of how modern science is seeking the answers to these and other fascinating questions. They are the questions that are at the heart of the highly interdisciplinary field of astrobiology, the study of life in the universe. Written in an accessible, conversational style for anyone intrigued by the possibilities of life in the solar system and beyond, Life in the Universe is an ideal place to start learning about the latest discoveries and unsolved mysteries in the field. From the most recent missions to Saturn’s moons and our neighboring planet Mars to revolutionary discoveries of thousands of exoplanets, from the puzzle of life’s beginning on Earth to the latest efforts in the search for intelligent life elsewhere, this book captures the imagination and enriches the reader’s understanding of how astronomers, planetary scientists, biologists, and other scientists make progress at the cutting edge of this dynamic field. Enriched with a wealth of engaging features, this textbook brings any citizen of the cosmos up to speed with the scientific quest to discover whether we are alone or part of a universe full of life. An acclaimed text designed to inspire students of all backgrounds to explore foundational questions about life in the cosmos Completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field, including recent exploratory space missions to Mars, frontier exoplanet science, research on the origin of life on Earth, and more Enriched with helpful learning aids, including in-chapter Think about It questions, optional Do the Math and Special Topic boxes, Movie Madness boxes, end-of-chapter exercises and problems, quick quizzes, and much more Supported by instructor’s resources, including an illustration package and test bank, available upon request

Profile of a Religious Man

Profile of a Religious Man
Author: Edwin Zackrison
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2020-11-11
ISBN: 1532699042
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profile of a Religious Man Book Excerpt:

This book is a “journey book.” Sitting down at a computer and producing the story has been a grand trek. I have learned that there is a principle in nature that some things need to mellow, calm down, and soak in. The refusal of winemakers to take a wine before its time is a notion I am coming to understand. It works with writers as well. Like a fetus signaling its mother that it is time to head for the hospital, a literary work stays in the mind until its time. In my education, I have read of the battles of great Church leaders who were eventually thrown out of their churches. In my denominational education, I was largely led to see them as heretics, rebels, eccentrics, revolutionaries, apostates, and as generally representing a lower form of spirituality. Church education often asked me to surrender my biases in favor of accepting a new set of assumptions—my denominational ones. We were to be critical of everything except our organization. I submit that there is danger in that. This book will cover incidents from the first forty years of my life as a religious addict. You may find something here that you can identify with.

Writing Lives

Writing Lives
Author: Midge Gillies
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 052173231X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Lives Book Excerpt:

In addition to exploring the key characteristics of life writing, this book examines the relationship between the lives of authors and the influence of these lives both on their own writing and on the reception of their work by contemporary and later readers.

Marylebone Lives

Marylebone Lives
Author: Mark Riddaway,Carl Upsall
Publsiher: Spiramus Press Ltd
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 1910151033
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marylebone Lives Book Excerpt:

Marylebone has been home to its fair share of rogues, villains and eccentrics, and their stories are told here. The authors also want to remind the reader that alongside the glamour of Society, there has also been hardship and squalor in the parish, as was graphically illustrated in Charles Booth's poverty maps of London in 1889. Over the past 10 years the Marylebone Journal has printed historical essays on the people, places, and events that have helped shape the character of the area. Some are commemorated with a blue plaque, but many are not. This is not a check-list of the grandees of Marylebone, though plenty appear in these pages. The essays have been grouped into themes of: history, politicians and warriors, culture and sport (from pop music and television to high art), love and marriage (stories from romance to acrimonious divorce), criminals, science and medicine, buildings and places, and the mad bad and dangerous to know ‒ those whose stories don't fit a convenient box but are too good not to tell.

In Memory of Jacques Derrida

In Memory of Jacques Derrida
Author: Nicholas Royle
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-03-20
ISBN: 074863228X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Memory of Jacques Derrida Book Excerpt:

This book offer a series of lucid and incisive readings of Derrida's work, as well as an elegiac tribute in more personal terms.