Things I Learned at Art School

Things I Learned at Art School
Author: Megan Dunn
Publsiher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 0143774867
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things I Learned at Art School Book Excerpt:

Part memoir, part essay collection, Megan Dunn’s ingenious, moving, hilariously personal Things I Learned at Art School tells the story of her early life and coming-of-age in New Zealand in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. From her parents’ divorce to her Smurf collection, from the mean girls at school to the mermaid movie Splash!, from her work in strip clubs and massage parlours (and one steak restaurant) to the art school of the title, this is a dazzling, killer read from a contemporary voice of comic brilliance. Chapters include: The Ballad of Western Barbie; A Comprehensive List of All the Girls Who Teased Me at Western Heights High School, What They Looked Like and Why They Did It; On Being a Redhead; Life Begins at Forty: That Time My Uncle Killed Himself; Good Girls Write Memoirs, Bad Girls Don’t Have Time; Videos I Watched with My Father; Things I Learned at Art School; CV of a Fat Waitress; Nine Months in a Massage Parlour Called Belle de Jour; Various Uses for a Low Self-esteem; Art in the Waiting Room and Submerging Artist. Praise for Tinderbox: “Tinderbox is deadpan hilarious and Megan Dunn is a comic genius.” - Susanna Andrew, Metro “Megan Dunn's wry, whip-smart memoir about Fahrenheit 451, literary ambition & the last days of Borders Bookstores is funny & insightful as hell. Like Kathy Acker meets Sue Townsend. The read of the summer! ... already one of my favourite New Zealand books.” - Hera Lindsay Bird “Witty, highly entertaining.” - Philip Matthews, Stuff "Tinderbox is such a shape-shifter, such a sui generis work, that to call it a memoir does it a disservice ... [Dunn’s] voice is hard to resist – sardonic, brazen, sagacious – recalling, in places, Nora Ephron, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Maggie Nelson.” - James Cook, Review 31

Good Girl

Good Girl
Author: Sarah Tomlinson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1476748977
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Girl Book Excerpt:

“Forthright, sensitive, and compelling” (Edan Lepucki, New York Times bestselling author of California), this heartrending memoir from journalist Sarah Tomlinson recounts her unconventional upbringing and coming-of-age as colored by her complicated relationship with her father. Sarah Tomlinson was born on January 29, 1976, in a farmhouse in Freedom, Maine. After two years of attempted family life in Boston, her father’s gambling addiction and broken promises led her mother to pool her resources with five other families to buy 100 acres of land in Maine and reunite with her college boyfriend. Sarah would spend the majority of her childhood on “The Land” with infrequent, but coveted, visits from her father, who—as a hitchhiking, acid-dropping, wannabe mystic turned taxi driver—was nothing short of a rock star in her eyes. Propelled out of her bohemian upbringing to seek the big life she equated with her father, Sarah entered college at fifteen, where a school shooting further complicated her quest for a sense of safety. While establishing herself as a journalist and rock critic on both coasts, Sarah’s father continued to swerve in and out of her life, building and re-breaking their relationship, and fracturing Sarah’s confidence and sense of self. In this unforgettable memoir, Sarah conveys the dark comedy in her quest to repair the heart her father broke. Bittersweet, honest, and ultimately redemptive, Good Girl takes an insightful look into what happens when the people we love unconditionally are the people who disappoint us the most, and how time, introspection, and acceptance can help us heal.

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.

Memoirs of the life and writings of W H written by himself With Extracts from his private correspondence and unpublished Poetry and memoirs of his son T A Hayley by the Editor Edited by John Johnson

Memoirs of the life and writings of W  H      written by himself  With Extracts from his private correspondence and unpublished Poetry  and memoirs of his son T  A  Hayley  by the Editor   Edited by John Johnson
Author: William Hayley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1823
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of the life and writings of W H written by himself With Extracts from his private correspondence and unpublished Poetry and memoirs of his son T A Hayley by the Editor Edited by John Johnson Book Excerpt:

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley Esq

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley  Esq
Author: William Hayley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 764
Release: 1823
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poets, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley The Friend and Biographer of Cowper Written by Himself With Extracts from His Private Corresondence and Unpublished Poetry And Memoirs of His Son Thomas Alphonso Hayley the Young Sculptor

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley     The Friend and Biographer of Cowper  Written by Himself  With Extracts from His Private Corresondence and Unpublished Poetry  And Memoirs of His Son Thomas Alphonso Hayley  the Young Sculptor
Author: William Hayley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 499
Release: 1823
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poets, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley The Friend and Biographer of Cowper Written by Himself With Extracts from His Private Corresondence and Unpublished Poetry And Memoirs of His Son Thomas Alphonso Hayley the Young Sculptor Book Excerpt:

Mary Jane s Memoirs

Mary Jane s Memoirs
Author: George R. Sims
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs of the Life and Writing of William Hayley Esq the Friend and Biographer of Cowper Written by Himself Ed by John Johnson

Memoirs of the Life and Writing of William Hayley  Esq  the Friend and Biographer of Cowper  Written by Himself     Ed  by John Johnson
Author: William Hayley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 756
Release: 1823
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of the Life and Writing of William Hayley Esq the Friend and Biographer of Cowper Written by Himself Ed by John Johnson Book Excerpt:

Gender and Australian Celebrity Culture

Gender and Australian Celebrity Culture
Author: Anthea Taylor,Joanna McIntyre
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 042977298X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Australian Celebrity Culture Book Excerpt:

This intellectually vibrant volume is the first collection to deal with Australian celebrity in ways that account for both cultural and gendered specificities, demonstrating how gendered ways of imagining Australia are reinforced and contested in celebrity representations and self-presentations. Gender and Australian Celebrity Culture engages with celebrities across a diverse range of fields – actors, journalists, athletes, comedians, writers, and television personalities – and in doing so critically reflects upon different forms of Australian fame and the media platforms and practices that sustain them. Authors in this volume engage directly with pertinent issues relating to gender and sexuality, including celebrity feminism and the generative capacity of feminist rage; normative femininity and its instability; hegemonic masculinities; and queerness and its (in)visibility. Contributors also intervene in a number of ongoing debates in media and cultural studies more broadly, including those around the politics and affordances of digital media; whiteness and Australia’s colonial histories; celebrity labour; and methodologies for celebrity studies. This timely collection urges scholars of celebrity to attend further both to the gendered nature of celebrity culture and to local conditions of production and consumption. This book will be of key interest to researchers and graduate students in cultural studies, television and film studies, digital media studies, critical race and whiteness studies, gender and sexuality studies, and literary studies.

The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost

The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost
Author: Rachel Friedman
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN: 0553908200
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost Book Excerpt:

Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she’s never done before: simply live for the moment.

Lady Morgan s Memoirs

Lady Morgan s Memoirs
Author: Lady Sydney Morgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lady Morgan s Memoirs

Lady Morgan s Memoirs
Author: Lady Morgan (Sydney)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Women novelists, Irish
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs autobiography diaries and correspondence

Memoirs  autobiography  diaries and correspondence
Author: Sidney Lady nee Owenson Morgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Memoir of Baron Bunsen

A Memoir of Baron Bunsen
Author: Baroness Frances Waddington Bunsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Book Excerpt:

Prose Works Biographical memoirs of eminent novelists other distinguished persons v 1 Memoir of Samuel Richardson Henry Fielding Tobias Smollett Richard Cumberland Oliver Goldsmith Samuel Johnson Lawrence Sterne Horace Walpole Clara Reeve Mrs Ann Radcliffe Alain Rene Le Sage Charles Johnstone Robert Bage

Prose Works  Biographical memoirs of eminent novelists    other distinguished persons  v  1  Memoir of Samuel Richardson  Henry Fielding  Tobias Smollett  Richard Cumberland  Oliver Goldsmith  Samuel Johnson  Lawrence Sterne  Horace Walpole  Clara Reeve  Mrs  Ann Radcliffe  Alain Rene Le Sage  Charles Johnstone  Robert Bage
Author: Walter Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1834
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prose Works Biographical memoirs of eminent novelists other distinguished persons v 1 Memoir of Samuel Richardson Henry Fielding Tobias Smollett Richard Cumberland Oliver Goldsmith Samuel Johnson Lawrence Sterne Horace Walpole Clara Reeve Mrs Ann Radcliffe Alain Rene Le Sage Charles Johnstone Robert Bage Book Excerpt:

A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Late Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary of His Majesty Frederic William IV at the Court of St James

A Memoir of Baron Bunsen  Late Minister  Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary of His Majesty Frederic William IV at the Court of St  James
Author: baroness Frances Waddington Bunsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 750
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sports Revolution

The Sports Revolution
Author: Frank Andre Guridy
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 1477321837
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sports Revolution Book Excerpt:

In the 1960s and 1970s, America experienced a sports revolution. New professional sports franchises and leagues were established, new stadiums were built, football and basketball grew in popularity, and the proliferation of television enabled people across the country to support their favorite teams and athletes from the comfort of their homes. At the same time, the civil rights and feminist movements were reshaping the nation, broadening the boundaries of social and political participation. The Sports Revolution tells how these forces came together in the Lone Star State. Tracing events from the end of Jim Crow to the 1980s, Frank Guridy chronicles the unlikely alliances that integrated professional and collegiate sports and launched women’s tennis. He explores the new forms of inclusion and exclusion that emerged during the era, including the role the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders played in defining womanhood in the age of second-wave feminism. Guridy explains how the sexual revolution, desegregation, and changing demographics played out both on and off the field as he recounts how the Washington Senators became the Texas Rangers and how Mexican American fans and their support for the Spurs fostered a revival of professional basketball in San Antonio. Guridy argues that the catalysts for these changes were undone by the same forces of commercialization that set them in motion and reveals that, for better and for worse, Texas was at the center of America’s expanding political, economic, and emotional investments in sport.

Performing Autobiography

Performing Autobiography
Author: Katrina M. Powell
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2021-06-14
ISBN: 3030645983
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Autobiography Book Excerpt:

Performing Auto/biography: Narrating a Life as Activism analyzes the rhetorical strategies employed in five authors’ auto/biographical texts, examining their representations of identities and the public implications of writing individual identity. Exploring the ways race, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality might affect the form(s) in which writers choose to write (e.g., memoir, fictional autobiography, poetry), questions how autobiographers challenge notions of genre, truth, and representation. This builds on the argument that constructing identity is a Performing Autobiography performance, one that can simultaneously use and subvert traditional notions of rhetoric and genre. By examining the auto/biographical texts of Zora Neale Hurston, Audre Lorde, Dorothy Allison, Joyce Johnson, and Shirley Geok-lin Lim together, the book theorizes self-representation and genres as rhetorical performances, and therefore their texts can be seen as “performative auto/biography”—transgressive archives where readers are asked to consider their own identities and act accordingly. In doing so, this book contributes to growing theories in feminist rhetorics and auto/biography studies, arguing that these performative genres advocate for life narratives as political and social activism.

The Good Girls Revolt

The Good Girls Revolt
Author: Lynn Povich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN: 1610391748
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Girls Revolt Book Excerpt:

It was the 1960s -- a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the "Help Wanted" ads were segregated by gender and the "Mad Men" office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination. Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at Newsweek, renowned for its cutting-edge coverage of civil rights and the "Swinging Sixties." Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Susan Brownmiller all started there as well. It was a top-notch job -- for a girl -- at an exciting place. But it was a dead end. Women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. Any aspiring female journalist was told, "If you want to be a writer, go somewhere else." On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled "Women in Revolt," forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit--the first by women journalists -- and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit. Lynn Povich was one of the ringleaders. In The Good Girls Revolt, she evocatively tells the story of this dramatic turning point through the lives of several participants. With warmth, humor, and perspective, she shows how personal experiences and cultural shifts led a group of well-mannered, largely apolitical women, raised in the 1940s and 1950s, to challenge their bosses -- and what happened after they did. For many, filing the suit was a radicalizing act that empowered them to "find themselves" and fight back. Others lost their way amid opportunities, pressures, discouragements, and hostilities they weren't prepared to navigate. The Good Girls Revolt also explores why changes in the law didn't solve everything. Through the lives of young female journalists at Newsweek today, Lynn Povich shows what has -- and hasn't -- changed in the workplace.

All The Nice Girls

All The Nice Girls
Author: Joan Bakewell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-03-05
ISBN: 0748111255
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All The Nice Girls Book Excerpt:

ALL THE NICE GIRLS captures the danger and excitement of wartime Britain with a sweeping story of heroic deeds and painful separations, illicit love and battles at sea, and above all, of the poignancy of longing and loss. 1942, and the war is not going well. As part of the war effort the Ashworth Grammar School for Girls signs up for the Merchant Navy's Ship Adoption Scheme. The headmistress, who lost her lover in the First World War, believes the project will broaden the horizons of her girls, especially Polly and Jen, bright sixth formers eager to live and love despite it all. Then Josh Percival, captain of the adopted ship, the SS Treverran, comes with his men to visit Ashworth. The choices that follow will disrupt all their lives, reverberating even to the next generation, when, decades later, life and love are on the line again . . .