Nevertheless

Nevertheless Author Alec Baldwin
ISBN-10 9780062409737
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 288
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“A thorough and sophisticated effort to answer an interesting question: How did an indifferently raised, self-flagellating kid from a just-making-ends-meet, desultorily functioning Long Island family, in Massapequa, turn into Alec Baldwin, gifted actor, familiar public figure, impressively thoughtful person, notorious pugilist? . . . Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving . . . . Baldwin writes with great knowledge about old films, the art of acting, what he has learned from other actors, and about the differences among television, film and theater. . . . He’s a highly literate and fluent writer.”—New York Times One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir. Over the past three decades, Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted, hilarious, and controversial leading men. From his work in popular movies, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cooler, and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed to his role as Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey’s irreverent series 30 Rock—for which he won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards—and as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, he’s both a household name and a deeply respected actor. In Nevertheless, Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir, he introduces us to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student gearing up for a career in politics; the self-named "Love Taxi" who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict drawn to drugs and alcohol who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything. Throughout Nevertheless, one constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin’s life. Told with his signature candor, astute observational savvy, and devastating wit, Nevertheless reveals an Alec Baldwin we have never fully seen before.



How to Murder Your Life

How to Murder Your Life Author Cat Marnell
ISBN-10 9783644401334
Release 2017-04-22
Pages 432
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Temporeich und tragikomisch: die Geschichte von New Yorks berüchtigtstem Party Girl Mit 26 hat Cat Marnell es geschafft: Sie schreibt für Hochglanz-Fashionmagazine, kennt Anna Wintour persönlich und ist das Enfant terrible der New Yorker Partyszene. Doch Cat, die schon als Kind von ihrem Vater mit Medikamenten versorgt wurde, führt ein Doppelleben. Tagsüber umgeben von Glamour und Luxus, tanzt sie nachts high und halbnackt durch die Clubs der Stadt. Sie sucht ihr Glück in Sex und Drogen und hasst sich dafür, findet wochenlang keinen Schlaf und verliebt sich in die falschen Männer – bis ihr Leben vollends aus dem Gleichgewicht gerät. Eine schmerzhaft-schöne Tour de Force durch das chaotische Leben einer ehrgeizigen Frau, die einfach nicht nein sagen kann.



Da kommt noch was Not dead yet

Da kommt noch was   Not dead yet Author Phil Collins
ISBN-10 9783641198350
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 528
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13 Alben auf Platz 1, 7 Grammys, 5 Kinder, 3 Ehen, 1 Buch Nur drei Musiker weltweit haben als Solokünstler und mit ihrer Band jeweils über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft – Phil Collins ist einer von ihnen. »Another Day in Paradise«, »You Can’t Hurry Love«, »One More Night«, »Sussudio« – große Songs mit großen Geschichten. Mit »In the Air Tonight« etwa hat der Ausnahmemusiker das Ende einer seiner drei Ehen in einen zeitlosen Hit verwandelt. Überhaupt – dieses Leben! Phil Collins erzählt rückhaltlos alles: von einem Filmdreh mit den Beatles, von Sessions mit Eric Clapton, Tina Turner und Adele, von der großen Zeit mit Genesis und davon, wie er auf einer Tournee heiratet, um sich später via Fax wieder scheiden zu lassen – und Jahre darauf gänzlich im Alkohol zu ertrinken. Phänomenale Höhen wie bizarre Tiefen: In diesem Buch ruft jede Zeile: »Take a Look at Me Now!«



Just Kids

Just Kids Author Patti Smith
ISBN-10 9783462301830
Release 2010-03-16
Pages 336
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Ein autobiographisches Meisterwerk von Patti Smith, Ikone der Punk-Bewegung, Dichterin und AusnahmekünstlerinPatti Smith führt uns in das New York der frühen Siebzigerjahre, in eine Ära, die für sie vor allem von der tiefen Freundschaft zu einem Menschen geprägt wird: dem später zu Weltruhm gelangten Fotografen Robert Mapplethorpe. Just Kids erzählt die bewegende Geschichte zweier Seelenverwandter, die für und durch die Kunst leben, und entwirft zugleich ein betörendes Bild einer revolutionären Epoche.Als Patti Smith und Robert Mapplethorpe sich im Sommer 1967 in New York kennenlernen, sind sie beide 20 und ohne einen Pfennig in der Tasche auf der Suche nach einem freien Leben als Künstler. Eine intensive Liebesgeschichte beginnt, die später in eine tiefe Freundschaft übergeht. Von Brooklyn ziehen sie ins Chelsea Hotel, wo Patti Smith Bekanntschaft macht mit Janis Joplin, Allen Ginsberg, Sam Shepard, Todd Rundgren, Tom Verlaine und vielen anderen Künstlern. Patti Smith taucht ein in die Welt der Rockmusik und wird zu einer der einflussreichsten und stilprägendsten Künstlerinnen des Jahrzehnts. Auch wenn sich ihre Wege zwischendurch trennen, bleiben Patti und Robert bis zu dessen Tod im Jahr 1989 eng verbunden.Just Kids, halb Elegie, halb Romanze, entwirft ein so noch nicht gesehenes Bild einer aufregenden Epoche und besticht durch die Offenheit, Wärme, den feinen Humor und die große sprachliche Kraft, mit der Patti Smith erzählt. Radikal, zärtlich und unverwechselbar eigen ist hier die Künstlerin Patti Smith als Schriftstellerin zu entdecken.Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen aus dem Privatarchiv von Patti Smith und Robert Mapplethorpe



American War

American War Author Omar El Akkad
ISBN-10 9783104905174
Release 2017-07-27
Pages 448
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»American War« - das Buch der Stunde. »Ein gewaltiger Roman«, schreibt die renommierteste Literaturkritikerin der USA, Michiko Kakutani. Ein Roman über den nächsten amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg und das dramatische Schicksal einer Familie. Was wird sein, wenn die erschütternde Realität der Gegenwart - Drohnenangriffe, Folter, Selbstmordattentate und die Folgen von Umweltkatastrophen - mit aller Gewalt in die USA zurückkehrt? Vor diesem Hintergrund entfaltet Omar El Akkad mit großer erzählerischer Kraft den dramatischen Kampf der jungen Sarat Chestnut, die beschließt, mit allen Mitteln für das Überleben zu kämpfen. »American War« ist in den USA ein literarisches Ereignis, das schon jetzt mit Cormac McCarthy »Die Straße« und Philip Roth »Verschwörung gegen Amerika« verglichen wird.



Das sexuelle Leben der Catherine M

Das sexuelle Leben der Catherine M Author Catherine Millet
ISBN-10 3442309646
Release 2001
Pages 284
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Das sexuelle Leben der Catherine M has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Das sexuelle Leben der Catherine M also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Das sexuelle Leben der Catherine M book for free.



Tough Sh t

Tough Sh t Author Kevin Smith
ISBN-10 9783641098445
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 336
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DER Kevin Smith? Der Typ, der vor Jahrtausenden diesen Film »Clerks« gedreht hat? Ist der nicht mal mit seinem fetten Arsch aus einem Flugzeug geworfen worden? Was sollte man von dem schon lernen? Wie wär’s damit: Er veränderte die Art, Filme zu machen, im Alter von 23. Seitdem macht er, was er will – und wird dafür bezahlt. Er dreht Filme, schreibt Comics, besitzt einen Laden und hat sich ein einzigartiges Podcast-Imperium aufgebaut. Fakt ist: Kevin Smith hat den Erfolgscode geknackt. Aber wie hat der Fettsack das bloß geschafft?



Die Primaten von der Park Avenue

Die Primaten von der Park Avenue Author Wednesday Martin
ISBN-10 9783827078834
Release 2016-03-17
Pages 320
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Was passiert, wenn eine passionierte Sozialforscherin nach Manhattan zieht, um dort, mitten unter den Reichen und Schönen New Yorks, ihre Kinder zu erziehen? Sie betreibt Feldforschung: Mit dem geschulten Blick der Anthropologin hat Wednesday Martin über hundert Frauen in ihrer Nachbarschaft befragt und spart nicht mit Details, wenn sie die exotisch anmutende Spezies rund um den Central Park beschreibt: Sie beobachtet Frauen, die das eigene Penthouse führen wie ein Vorstandsvorsitzender ein Unternehmen. Sie trifft Absolventinnen renommierter Elite-Universitäten, die sich von ihren Millionen schweren Ehemännern einen »Hausfrauen-Bonus« diktieren lassen. Und sie erzählt von Müttern, die ihre Kinder zu Bestnoten pushen und die Organisation eines Kindergeburtstags zum Weltereignis erklären. Das (Selbst-)Diktat, als Mutter stets perfekt und sexy zu sein, kennen auch deutsche Frauen – härter als im New York der Upper East Side aber sind die Regeln nirgendwo.



The Memoirs of Toussaint and Isaac Louverture

The Memoirs of Toussaint and Isaac Louverture Author Arthur F. Saint-Aubin
ISBN-10 9781611461961
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 286
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This book examines the memoir of Toussaint Louverture—a former slave, general in the French army, and leader of the Haitian Revolution—and the memoir of his son, Isaac. The Revolution and its leaders have been studied and written about extensively. Until recently (2004), however, the memoir of Toussaint has received little attention—and only as a historical document. This is the first study that explores the 1802 work foremost as a literary text, a creative production that deploys the techniques of fiction and drama to make truth claims about the past; moreover, this is the first book-length study of Isaac Louverture’s memoir. The two texts are read as examples of how black men thought of themselves as “men” (citizens) and, therefore, how they expressed their masculinity, at that historical moment, as experiences of mourning and loss. This study builds upon three areas of scholarship: the tradition of memoir writing; historicist readings of Toussaint’s memoir; and descriptions and theories of men and masculinity within the black Atlantic. The study distinguishes itself in ways that will make it of interest to more than just historians: in addition to using the intersection of race and masculinity as an analytical tool, it speaks to the nature of literary creativity and it draws from studies examining the relationship between history, memory, and fiction. As a result, scholars and students in literary and cultural criticism, as well as those in gender and diasporic studies, will also find this study of interest and value.



A Japanese Memoir of Sumatra 1945 1946

A Japanese Memoir of Sumatra  1945 1946 Author Takao Fusayama
ISBN-10 9786028397193
Release 2010-02
Pages 225
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One of our chief reservations in publishing the memoir lay in the author's description of it as a "documentary novel," but we discovered that the "fictions" in the narrative relate mainly to Dr. Fusayama's dramatization of the action by putting into direct speech his memories of the general tenor of his conversations with some of the major protagonists. As he notes in his Preface, he recorded his recollections immediately after his repatriation to Japan, and it is evident that his rendition of the events he witnessed are true to his perceptions at the time. --



A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth

A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt  Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth Author George Warburton
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000144102
Release 1853
Pages
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A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth book for free.



Biographical Memoir of James Dinwiddie L L D Astronomer in the British Embassy to China 1792 3 4

Biographical Memoir of James Dinwiddie  L L D   Astronomer in the British Embassy to China  1792   3   4 Author William Jardine Proudfoot
ISBN-10 9781108013796
Release 2010-06-10
Pages 152
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An account from 1868 of the life of a polymath which will fascinate and entertain a modern-day readership.



Biographical Memoir of J Dinwiddie embracing some account of his travels in China and residence in India Compiled from his notes and correspondence

Biographical Memoir of J  Dinwiddie      embracing some account of his travels in China and residence in India  Compiled from his notes and correspondence Author William Jardine PROUDFOOT
ISBN-10 BL:A0018613090
Release 1868
Pages
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Biographical Memoir of J Dinwiddie embracing some account of his travels in China and residence in India Compiled from his notes and correspondence has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Biographical Memoir of J Dinwiddie embracing some account of his travels in China and residence in India Compiled from his notes and correspondence also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Biographical Memoir of J Dinwiddie embracing some account of his travels in China and residence in India Compiled from his notes and correspondence book for free.



The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club

The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club Author S.P. Rosenbaum
ISBN-10 9781137360373
Release 2014-01-03
Pages 216
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As memoirs become increasingly popular, it is somewhat surprising that so little attention has been given to one of the most notable manifestations of memoirs in modern time: the Bloomsbury Group's 'Memoir Club'. Leading Bloomsbury scholar S.P. Rosenbaum collected most of the surviving memoirs by the group, including those by first members Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey, E. M. Forster, Vanessa and Clive Bell, Molly and Desmond MacCarthy and Duncan Grant. Using this original archival research, Rosenbaum had written a large part of a history of the Memoir Club before his death in May 2012. Edited by distinguished Woolf scholar James M. Haule, who provides an introduction, an afterword, and an annotated list of memoirs, The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club offers a perceptive chronicle of the Memoir Club's origins and first years, an important addition to our understanding not just of the work of the Club's participants, but also of twentieth-century autobiography and the history of Bloomsbury more generally.



Deceiving the Deceivers

Deceiving the Deceivers Author S. J. Hamrick
ISBN-10 0300130619
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 320
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Among the more sensational espionage cases of the Cold War were those of Moscow’s three British spies—Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, and Guy Burgess. In this riveting book, S. J. Hamrick draws on documentary evidence concealed for almost half a century in reconstructing the complex series of 1947–1951 events that led British intelligence to identify all three as Soviet agents. Basing his argument primarily on the Venona archive of broken Soviet codes released in 1995–1996 as well as on complementary Moscow and London sources, Hamrick refutes the myth of MI5’s identification of Maclean as a Soviet agent in the spring of 1951. British intelligence knew far earlier that Maclean was Moscow’s agent and concealed that knowledge in a 1949–1951 counterespionage operation that deceived Philby and Burgess. Hamrick also introduces compelling evidence of a 1949–1950 British disinformation initiative using Philby to mislead Moscow on Anglo-American retaliatory military capability in the event of Soviet aggression in Western Europe. Engagingly written and impressively documented, Deceiving the Deceivers breaks new ground in reinterpreting the final espionage years of three infamous spies and in clarifying fifty years of conjecture, confusion, and error in Anglo-American intelligence history.



Political Memoir

Political Memoir Author George W. Egerton
ISBN-10 0714634719
Release 1994
Pages 351
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The genre of political memoir has a long history, from its origins in classical times through its popularity in the age of courts and cabinets to its ubiquity in modern mass cultures where retired politicians increasingly attract large and eager readerships for their revelations. Yet there is virtually no scholarly criticism which treats this complex form of literature as a distinct genre, fusing autobiographical, historical and political elements. The essays in this book draw together the collaborative findings of a team of British, European, American and Canadian scholars to present a pioneering historical and critical study of the genre of political memoir, analysing the development of its distinct functions and assessing leading memoirists in European, American, Canadian, Indian and Japanese societies. The editor, George Egerton, introduces the volume and surveys the principal features of the genre over its long history. Otto Pflanze analyses the memoirs of Bismarck; Robert Young, Milton Israel, Joshua Mostow and Robert Bothwell study the memoir literature of France, India, Japan and Canada respectively. Barry Gough and Tim Travers look at naval and military memoirists, while Zara Steiner, B.J.C. McKercher and Valerie Cromwell assess the memoirs of diplomats and their families. Leonidas Hill examines the memoirs of leading Nazis. John Munro, Francis Heller and Robert Ferrell convey inside information on the making of memoirs - notably by the Canadian Prime Ministers Diefenbaker and Pearson and the American President Truman. Stephen Ambrose assays Nixon as memoirist, while Janos Bak portrays the status of memoirists under totalitarian regimes. Wesley Wark and John Naylor analyse theproliferation of intelligence memoirs and government efforts to protect official secrets from the revelations of the candid memoirist. The principal findings reached by the contributors in their study of this problematic but influential genre are set out by the editor in the concluding chapter.



A Primate s Memoir

A Primate s Memoir Author Robert M. Sapolsky
ISBN-10 1416590366
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 304
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In the tradition of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Robert Sapolsky, a foremost science writer and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, tells the mesmerizing story of his twenty-one years in remote Kenya with a troop of Savannah baboons. “I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla,” writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist’s coming-of-age in remote Africa. An exhilarating account of Sapolsky’s twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate’s Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti—for man and beast alike. Over two decades, Sapolsky survives culinary atrocities, gunpoint encounters, and a surreal kidnapping, while witnessing the encroachment of the tourist mentality on the farthest vestiges of unspoiled Africa. As he conducts unprecedented physiological research on wild primates, he becomes evermore enamored of his subjects—unique and compelling characters in their own right—and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevents him. By turns hilarious and poignant, A Primate’s Memoir is a magnum opus from one of our foremost science writers.