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Everything I Never Wanted to Be By Dina Kucera
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"Raw and funny." -Joel Stein, Time Magazine columnist. "Like a maelstrom." -ForeWord Review. "Malcolm in the Middle meets Cops." -The Compulsive Reader. Everything I... More > Never Wanted to Be is the true story of a family's battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Dina's grandparents were alcoholics, her father was an alcoholic, she is an alcoholic and pill addict, and all three of her daughters struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, including her youngest daughter who started using heroin at age 14. Dina's household also includes her husband and his unemployed identical twin, a mother who has Parkinson's, and a grandson who has cerebral palsy. On top of all that, Dina is trying to make it as a stand-up comic so she can quit her job as a grocery store clerk. Through it all Dina does her best to hold her family together, keep her faith, and maintain her sense of humor. This is a horrific but ultimately uplifting story that can change behavior, save lives, and make you laugh along the way.< Less
Walk With Me Awhile By M. Scott Campbell
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An intimate portrait of many of my best works from the last two decades: a collection of essays, pictures, lyrics and poetry... The essays range all across the philosophical wheel: a math proof... More > attempt, discussions on metaphysics, sub-atomic physics, spirituality, sexuality, the dreaded modal fallacy, metaphor theory, social protest theory, music theory, cognition theory, consumerism, literature reviews, Project Management, Burkean pentad theory, visual censorship, and, well, many, many more... The Poems are, as many of you might realize, fairly fluid and abstract -- and speak truths from my heart and soul. Caveats: 1. I have been known to use the "F" word in some of my poetry -- just sayin', you have been warned... 2. Some of my essays are extremely controversial, as I tend to kick the elephant in the middle of the room from time to time... This would be a fantastic piece to set on your coffee table (unless, of course, you expect young children of a reading age to wander through unattended)...< Less
John Sargent: 260 Plates By Maria Peitcheva
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John Singer Sargent was an American leading portrait painter of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created about 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless... More > sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida. In 1907, at the age of fifty-one, Sargent officially closed his studio and focused on landscapes in his later years. After 1917, most critics began to consign him to the masters of the past, "a brilliant ambassador between his patrons and posterity." Modernists treated him more harshly, considering him completely out of touch with the reality of American life and with emerging artistic trends including Cubism and Futurism. Sargent quietly accepted the criticism, but refused to alter his negative opinions of modern art. He retorted, "Ingres, Raphael and El Greco, these are now my admiration, these are what I like."< Less
John Sargent: His Palette By Arron Adams
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John Singer Sargent was an American leading portrait painter of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created about 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless... More > sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida. In 1907, at the age of fifty-one, Sargent officially closed his studio and focused on landscapes in his later years. After 1917, most critics began to consign him to the masters of the past, "a brilliant ambassador between his patrons and posterity." Modernists treated him more harshly, considering him completely out of touch with the reality of American life and with emerging artistic trends including Cubism and Futurism. Sargent quietly accepted the criticism, but refused to alter his negative opinions of modern art. He retorted, "Ingres, Raphael and El Greco, these are now my admiration, these are what I like."< Less
Alone in the Wilderness: One Man’s Survival in the Forests and Nature of Maine as a Wild Man of America (Hardcover) By Joseph Knowles
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In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original... More > illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was far from your typical survivalist. Middle-aged and quite portly, he was a newspaperman rapidly going to seed. However, a will to escape what he termed the 'sham side of modern life' led him to undertake a quest to live off the land for some two months, his quest constantly reported on by his own paper. In terms of writing, Knowles realist reflections upon his time in the woods represent a clear departure from the vaunting of the natural world so popular in American literature. Rather than admire nature's beauty, he combines his own thoughts on life with descriptions of the physical and mental effects of living in the great outdoors, while including elements of popular adventure stories such as Tarzan.< Less
Alone in the Wilderness: One Man’s Survival in the Forests and Nature of Maine as a Wild Man of America By Joseph Knowles
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In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original... More > illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was far from your typical survivalist. Middle-aged and quite portly, he was a newspaperman rapidly going to seed. However, a will to escape what he termed the 'sham side of modern life' led him to undertake a quest to live off the land for some two months, his quest constantly reported on by his own paper. In terms of writing, Knowles realist reflections upon his time in the woods represent a clear departure from the vaunting of the natural world so popular in American literature. Rather than admire nature's beauty, he combines his own thoughts on life with descriptions of the physical and mental effects of living in the great outdoors, while including elements of popular adventure stories such as Tarzan.< Less
From Canal Boy to President; Or, the Boyhood and Manhood of James A. Garfield By Horatio Alger
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Horatio Alger Jr. (/ˈældʒər/; January 13,... More > 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many young-adult fiction novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags to riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.Essentially, all of Alger's juvenile novels share the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth": a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often though, it is not the hard work itself that rescues the boy from his fate, but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Alger< Less
Poems of Emile Verhaeren By Emile Verhaeren
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Emile Verhaeren... More > (Dutch: [vərˈɦaːrən]; 21 May 1855 – 27 November 1916) was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language, and one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism.He was born in a Flemish French-speaking, middle-class family in Sint-Amands. Nevertheless Emile Verhaeren also spoke the local dialect (Dutch was not taught at school at that time). At the age of eleven, he was sent to a strict boarding school in Ghent run by Jesuits, the Jesuit College of Sainte Barbe, where he became completely Frenchified. He then went to study law at the University of Leuven. Here he produced his first literary efforts in a student paper. During those years, he became acquainted with like-minded students. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emile_Verhaeren< Less
Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving, with Other Ballads and Poems By Horatio Alger
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Horatio Alger Jr. (/ˈældʒər/; January 13,... More > 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many young-adult fiction novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags to riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.Essentially, all of Alger's juvenile novels share the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth": a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often though, it is not the hard work itself that rescues the boy from his fate, but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Alger< Less
Memoirs of a Johnny's Fanboy By Marcus Herzig
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When Kamichan starts blogging about his passion, teenage boy bands from the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates, known among fans simply as Johnny’s, little does he know or expect... More > that his blog would soon become one of the most popular in the fandom. And little do his predominantly teenage and young adult female readers know that Kamichan is not a girl like them but a man in his late 30s. When they find out, most of them don’t seem to mind. Behind the scenes, however, there are some who strongly object to a middle aged man hunting on their grounds, deeming Kamichan a potential predator of teenage boys. But is he really? In a tale of fame and infamy Marcus Herzig recalls his exciting, adventurous, and sometimes scary journey into the Johnny’s fandom with the same spirit, humour, and blunt honesty that earned him devoted fans and enemies alike as a blogger and fanboy. 2nd Revised Edition< Less

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