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For the first time, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback-from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable's highest-paid executive-in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The 50th Law. In his early twenties Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent ...
Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter
For the first time, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback-from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable's highest-paid executive-in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The 50th Law. In his early twenties Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin's family. The series quickly became appointment television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz network-the most lucrative deal in premium cable history. Now, in his most personal book, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change. Where The 50th Law tells readers fear nothing and you shall succeed, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on this message, combining it with Jackson's street smarts and hard-learned corporate savvy to help readers successfully achieve their own comeback-and to learn to flow with the changes that disrupt their own lives.
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29.390000 USD

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter

by Curtis 50 Cent Jackson
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A personal, positive and essential book for the many invisible carers among us. We are all likely - at some point in our lives - to face the prospect of caring for another, whether it's a parent, child or partner. It is estimated that there are 7 million people in ...
Tender: The Imperfect Art of Caring
A personal, positive and essential book for the many invisible carers among us. We are all likely - at some point in our lives - to face the prospect of caring for another, whether it's a parent, child or partner. It is estimated that there are 7 million people in the UK caring for loved ones. And yet these are the unpaid, unsung people whose number is rising all the time. In Tender: the imperfect art of caring, Penny Wincer combines her own experiences as a carer with the experiences of others to offer real and transformative tools and insights for navigating a situation that many of us are either facing or will face at some time. Penny Wincer has twice been a carer: first to her mother, and now as a single parent to her autistic son. Tender shows how looking after oneself is a fundamental part of caring for another, and describes the qualities that we can look to cultivate in ourselves through what may otherwise feel to be an exhausting task. Weaving her lived experience with research into resilience, perfectionism and self-compassion, Penny combines the stories of other carers alongside those who receive support - offering an often surprising and hopeful perspective.
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31.59 USD

Tender: The Imperfect Art of Caring

by Penny Wincer
Hardback
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FEATURING A FOREWORD BY COREY TAYLOR OF SLIPKNOT For lack of a better term, Lou Brutus is a Professional Music Fan. He lives the dream of millions by traveling the Earth attending concerts and interviewing rock stars. He's spent his life blasting tunes on the radio, becoming the first to ...
Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock and Roll Reprobate
FEATURING A FOREWORD BY COREY TAYLOR OF SLIPKNOT For lack of a better term, Lou Brutus is a Professional Music Fan. He lives the dream of millions by traveling the Earth attending concerts and interviewing rock stars. He's spent his life blasting tunes on the radio, becoming the first to play all of your favorite bands, and gaining access to literally thousands of music events. There is no one in the media who has seen more shows or conducted more on-site interviews than Lou. Sonic Warrior is a collection of insane-but-true stories from the career of Rock Radio legend Lou Brutus. Each chapter is a separate tale that careens around his 40+ years of covering concerts, interviewing music's biggest stars, and influencing generations of radio listeners. Starting with the first show he attended (Black Sabbath at New York City's Madison Square Garden in December 1976, where he threw up Boone's Farm Strawberry Wine all over his older sister's boyfriend) and continuing to the present day (where he doesn't puke as much). Stops along the way include Live Aid in Philadelphia (where he threw up on the entire crowd from a helicopter), the Arctic (where he didn't throw up on anyone but did get in a mosh pit with the native Inuit villagers as Metallica performed a song about sodomizing a goat), Live Earth in London (where he chugged ale with Spinal Tap's Stonehenge dwarfs and almost threw up), and the New Jersey Turnpike (where the tour bus he was traveling in ran over a guy, which is much worse than throwing up). Whether having his life energy drained through the palm of his hand by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, watching cocaine get snorted off a stripper's ass in Pantera's dressing room, or drooling in his own lap after smoking some kind of mutant mind warp demon weed with Snoop Dogg, Brutus gives a hilariously unvarnished look at the realities of the music industry from his fly-on-the-wall, I'm just the guy here to interview the band vantage point. The book also features a Foreword by his friend Corey Taylor, Grammy Award winning singer for Slipknot and Stone Sour, as well as an original illustration for each chapter by artist Alan MacBain.
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28.350000 USD

Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock and Roll Reprobate

by Lou Brutus
Hardback
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For decades, the Chelsea Flea Market on the west side of Manhattan drew shoppers seeking treasures in booths crammed with vintage dresses, ancient swords, glass eyeballs, Afghan rugs, West African fetish dolls, Old Master paintings, and more. In The Golden Flea, acclaimed writer Michael Rips ( a magical storyteller - ...
The Golden Flea: A Story of Obsession and Collecting
For decades, the Chelsea Flea Market on the west side of Manhattan drew shoppers seeking treasures in booths crammed with vintage dresses, ancient swords, glass eyeballs, Afghan rugs, West African fetish dolls, Old Master paintings, and more. In The Golden Flea, acclaimed writer Michael Rips ( a magical storyteller - USA Today) recounts his obsession with this charmed world. Writing with a beguiling style that has won praise from Joan Didion and Susan Orlean, Rips introduces the Flea's lovable, oddball vendors, including the Haberdasher, who only sells to those he deems worthy; the Art Dealer, whose obscure paintings often go for enormous sums; the Troubadour, who sings to attract customers; as well pickers and collectors of every stripe. As Rips' passion for collecting grows, and the Flea's last days loom, he undertakes a quest to prove the provenance of a mysterious painting that might just be the one.
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28.300000 USD

The Golden Flea: A Story of Obsession and Collecting

by Michael Rips
Hardback
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George W. T. Beck (1856-1943), an influential rancher and entrepreneur in the American West, collaborated with William F. Buffalo Bill Cody to establish the town of Cody, Wyoming, in the 1890s. He advanced his financial investments in Wyoming through his numerous personal and professional contacts with various eastern investors and ...
Beckoning Frontiers: The Memoir of a Wyoming Entrepreneur
George W. T. Beck (1856-1943), an influential rancher and entrepreneur in the American West, collaborated with William F. Buffalo Bill Cody to establish the town of Cody, Wyoming, in the 1890s. He advanced his financial investments in Wyoming through his numerous personal and professional contacts with various eastern investors and politicians in Washington DC. Beck's family-his father a Kentucky senator and his mother a grandniece of George Washington-and his adventures in the American West resulted in personal associates whom ranged from western legends Buffalo Bill, Jesse James, and Calamity Jane to wealthy American elites such as George and Phoebe Hearst and Theodore Roosevelt. This definitive edition of Beck's memoir provides a glimpse of early life in Wyoming, offering readers a rare perspective of how community boosters cooperated with political leaders and wealthy financiers. Beck's memoir, introduced and annotated by Lynn J. Houze and Jeremy M. Johnston, offers a unique and sometimes amusing view of financial dealings in eastern boardrooms, as well as stories of Beck's adventures with Buffalo Bill in Wyoming. Beck's memoir demonstrates not only his interest in developing the West but also his humor and his willingness to collaborate with a variety of people.
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78.750000 USD

Beckoning Frontiers: The Memoir of a Wyoming Entrepreneur

by George W. T. Beck
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In this unique blend of memoir and literary commentary (Bookpage), acclaimed author and literary scholar Susan Gubar contemplates the beauty and strength of enduring love-both for her husband and for the literature that has shaped her life. Throughout the complications of devoted caregiving, her own ongoing cancer treatments, and a ...
Late-Life Love: A Memoir
In this unique blend of memoir and literary commentary (Bookpage), acclaimed author and literary scholar Susan Gubar contemplates the beauty and strength of enduring love-both for her husband and for the literature that has shaped her life. Throughout the complications of devoted caregiving, her own ongoing cancer treatments, and a stressful move to a more manageable apartment, Gubar proves that love and desire have no expiration date-on the page or in life. Late-Life Love offers a resounding retort to ageist stereotypes, appraises the obstacles unique to senior couples, and celebrates second chances.
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18.850000 USD

Late-Life Love: A Memoir

by Susan Gubar
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We may not relight the fires that used to burn in our villages, but we can carry the embers from those fires in our hearts and learn to light new fires in a new world. Ojibway tradition calls for fathers to walk their children through the world, sharing the ancient ...
For Joshua
We may not relight the fires that used to burn in our villages, but we can carry the embers from those fires in our hearts and learn to light new fires in a new world. Ojibway tradition calls for fathers to walk their children through the world, sharing the ancient understanding that we are all, animate and inanimate alike, living on the one pure breath with which the Creator gave life to the Universe. In this intimate series of letters to the six-year-old son from whom he was estranged, Richard Wagamese fulfills this traditional duty with grace and humility, describing his own path through life-separation from his family as a boy, substance abuse, incarceration, and ultimately the discovery of books and writing-and braiding this extraordinary story with the teachings of his people, in which animals were the teachers of human beings, until greed and a desire to control the more-than-human world led to anger, fear, and, eventually, profound alienation. At once a deeply moving memoir and a fascinating elucidation of a rich indigenous cosmology, For Joshua is an unforgettable journey.
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25.200000 USD

For Joshua

by Richard Wagamese
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Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright-one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants-reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir. In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving ...
Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir
Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright-one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants-reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir. In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. I don't want to be remembered, she answered. I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last. In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail-and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age. Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.
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46.49 USD

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

by Madeleine Albright
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Memoir of a writer's growing disenchantment with his evangelical upbringing. Goodbye, My Tribe: An Evangelical Exodus is Vic Sizemore's collection of personal essays chronicling two simultaneous transformations. One is the gathering of unconnected - and nonpolitical - evangelical congregations across the nation into the political juggernaut called the Religious Right; ...
Goodbye, My Tribe: An Evangelical Exodus
Memoir of a writer's growing disenchantment with his evangelical upbringing. Goodbye, My Tribe: An Evangelical Exodus is Vic Sizemore's collection of personal essays chronicling two simultaneous transformations. One is the gathering of unconnected - and nonpolitical - evangelical congregations across the nation into the political juggernaut called the Religious Right; the other is the author's own coming to terms with the emotional and spiritual trauma of his life deep inside fundamentalist Christianity, and his struggle to free himself from its grasp. Sizemore, whose father was a preacher and professor at a small West Virginia Bible college, attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, arguably the crucible of American evangelical Christianity. Sizemore began writing these essays with the aim of exploring and understanding what happened when the mythology of his tribe crumbled from beneath his feet. He draws heavily on his upbringing and his family history as a framework for how his tribe of white evangelicals have found ways to reconcile Christianity with what the author finds to be troubling stances on many social issues, among them race, gender, sexuality, materialism, anti-intellectualism, and white supremacy. In a clear-eyed and eloquent voice, Sizemore grapples movingly with his own bewilderment and chagrin as he struggles to reconcile the essential philosophical and moral decay that he believes many evangelicals have come to embrace. His insights, arranged topically and thematically and told through graceful and accessible prose, toggle between memoir and literary journalism, along a spectrum that touches on history, philosophy, theology, and personal reflections.
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31.450000 USD

Goodbye, My Tribe: An Evangelical Exodus

by Vic Sizemore
Hardback
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A continuation of the author's previous book on the subject, Why Not: Fifteen Reasons to Live. A novelist who trained in philosophy at university, Robertson draws on both disciplines. How to Die combines a survey of Western literature's most compelling works on the subject of death with a memoir-driven argument ...
How to Die: A Book About Being Alive
A continuation of the author's previous book on the subject, Why Not: Fifteen Reasons to Live. A novelist who trained in philosophy at university, Robertson draws on both disciplines. How to Die combines a survey of Western literature's most compelling works on the subject of death with a memoir-driven argument for a mindful relationship with mortality. The recent development of the Death Cafe phenomenon-essentially 21st century salons that meet to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives (www.deathcafe.com)-are a ready-built audience. With a January pub date, the mindful living themes give this title a strong New Year, New You sales angle with regards to bookstore displays and buying guides. Big potential for course adoptions: Death and Dying courses are taught in philosophy, sociology, gerontology, nursing, and pre-med programs. Comps include Julian Barnes' Nothing to be Frightened Of and Alain De Botton's Essays in Love and The Consolations of Philosophy.
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16.750000 USD

How to Die: A Book About Being Alive

by Ray Robertson
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'Fascinating and moving.' - Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt This is a story about the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies. It's about the love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven't yet met. It's about doctors, mothers, fathers and ...
The First Breath: How Modern Medicine Saves the Most Fragile Lives
'Fascinating and moving.' - Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt This is a story about the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies. It's about the love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven't yet met. It's about doctors, mothers, fathers and babies as together they fight for the first breath. The First Breath is the first popular science book about the pioneering fetal and neonatal medicine bringing a new generation into the world - a generation of babies without precedent, who would not have lived if they had been born only a few decades ago. Olivia Gordon explores the female experience of medicine through her own personal story and sensitive, intimate case histories of other mothers' high-risk births. She details the relationship mothers develop with doctors who hold not only life and death in their hands, but also the very possibility of birth. From the dawn of fetal medicine to neonatal surgery and the exploding field of perinatal genetics, The First Breath tells of fear, bravery and love. Olivia Gordon takes the reader behind the closed doors of the fetal and neonatal intensive care units, resuscitation rooms and operating theatres at some of the world's leading children's hospitals, unveiling the untold story of how doctors save the sickest babies.
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18.57 USD

The First Breath: How Modern Medicine Saves the Most Fragile Lives

by Olivia Gordon
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Treasures and mementos from the estate of Sarah Jane Adams Auction catalogues can reveal a lot about a person - their lives, loves and style. Sarah Jane Adams, a jewellery & antiques dealer who became an international model and Instagram sensation overnight in her 60s, tells her story through a ...
Life In A Box: Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast.
Treasures and mementos from the estate of Sarah Jane Adams Auction catalogues can reveal a lot about a person - their lives, loves and style. Sarah Jane Adams, a jewellery & antiques dealer who became an international model and Instagram sensation overnight in her 60s, tells her story through a lifetime's collection of rare pieces, valuable jewellery and worthless objects, as well as personal photographs and effects from her 'estate'. Told with wit, pathos and charm. Life In A Box illustrates how style is always deeply personal to the wearer, laden with rich meaning and adventure and above all, redolent of our stories.
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27.88 USD

Life In A Box: Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast.

by Sarah Jane Adams
Hardback
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'I couldn't put it down. Funny and touching - like looking through a keyhole at a lost world.' RUPERT EVERETT 'Lady Glenconner's life story is a combination of royal magic, personal tragedy and resilient survival. With humour, courage and preternatural poise, she at last tells the story of her uniquely ...
Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
'I couldn't put it down. Funny and touching - like looking through a keyhole at a lost world.' RUPERT EVERETT 'Lady Glenconner's life story is a combination of royal magic, personal tragedy and resilient survival. With humour, courage and preternatural poise, she at last tells the story of her uniquely fascinating life.' TINA BROWN 'Anne Glenconner has written a remarkable memoir - containing, at last, a genuine portrait of Princess Margaret from one who knew her well. But this book is poignant too, and through the pages shine her courage and good-humoured acceptance of her demons and tragedies.' HUGO VICKERS ~ The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her. Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall is one of the grandest estates in England. Bordering Sandringham the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were frequent playmates. From Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation to Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner is a unique witness to royal history, as well as an extraordinary survivor of a generation of aristocratic women trapped without inheritance and burdened with social expectations. She married the charismatic but highly volatile Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who became the owner of Mustique. Together they turned the island into a paradise for the rich and famous, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and it became a favourite retreat for Princess Margaret. But beneath the glitz and glamour there has also lurked tragedy. On Lord Glenconner's death in 2010 he left his fortune to a former employee. And of their five children, two grown-up sons died, while a third son had to be nursed back from a coma by Anne, after having suffered a near fatal accident. Anne Glenconner writes with extraordinary wit, generosity and courage and she exposes what life was like in her gilded cage, revealing the role of her great friendship with Princess Margaret, and the freedom she can now finally enjoy in later life. She will appear as a character in the new series of The Crown this autumn.
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14.02 USD

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

by Anne Glenconner
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In search of a replacement for his lost Hermes agenda, Brigitte Benkemoun's husband bought a vintage diary on eBay. When it arrived, she opened it and found private notes dating back to 1952, including twenty pages of phone numbers and addresses for Jean Cocteau, Marc Chagall, Paul Eluard, Leonor Fini, ...
Finding Dora Maar
In search of a replacement for his lost Hermes agenda, Brigitte Benkemoun's husband bought a vintage diary on eBay. When it arrived, she opened it and found private notes dating back to 1952, including twenty pages of phone numbers and addresses for Jean Cocteau, Marc Chagall, Paul Eluard, Leonor Fini, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, and other artistic luminaries of postwar Europe. After realizing the provenance of the address book, Benkemoun embarked on a two-year voyage of discovery to learn more about the brilliant and enigmatic Maar and the role that each of these figures played in her life. Longlisted for the prestigious literary award Prix Renadout, Finding Dora Maar is a fascinating and breathtaking portrait of the artist. Beautifully written and fascinating. - Paris Match One of the happy surprises of the end of the literary season. - Livres Hebdo A highly moving portrait of the artist. - Elle (France)
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26.200000 USD

Finding Dora Maar

by Jody Gladding, Brigitte Benkemoun
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Every hour in the UK, two people are told they have Parkinson's disease. For Kate Swindlehurst, the diagnosis was a turning point: refusing to be defined by her condition, she chose instead a radically different path. This is the story of an extraordinary year. It begins with a single tango ...
The Tango Effect: Parkinson's and the healing power of dance
Every hour in the UK, two people are told they have Parkinson's disease. For Kate Swindlehurst, the diagnosis was a turning point: refusing to be defined by her condition, she chose instead a radically different path. This is the story of an extraordinary year. It begins with a single tango lesson but grows into an exploration of the dance itself, its history, its music and its incredible healing potential. It is a year in which Kate explored and documented 'the tango effect' - the emotional and social benefits of dance on Parkinson's symptoms. Her personal account echoes what science is beginning to tell us about the powerful and transformative impact of Argentine tango. Intimate and unflinching, The Tango Effect challenges our perceptions of living with a chronic condition. Above all, it takes an honest look at the dark side of the illness while celebrating moments of joy, interconnectedness, acceptance and liberation.
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27.88 USD

The Tango Effect: Parkinson's and the healing power of dance

by Kate Swindlehurst
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Around one in one hundred people in the UK are autistic, yet there remains a fundamental misunderstanding of what autism is. It is rare that autistic people get to share their own experiences, show how creative and talented and passionate they are, how different they are from media stereotypes. This ...
Stim: An Autistic Anthology
Around one in one hundred people in the UK are autistic, yet there remains a fundamental misunderstanding of what autism is. It is rare that autistic people get to share their own experiences, show how creative and talented and passionate they are, how different they are from media stereotypes. This insightful and eye-opening collection of essays, fiction and visual art showcases the immense talents of some of the UK's most exciting writers and artists - who just happen to be on the spectrum. Here they reclaim the power to speak for themselves and redefine what it means to be autistic. Stim invites the reader into the lives, experiences, minds of the eighteen contributors, and asks them to recognise the hurdles of being autistic in a non-autistic world and to uncover the empathy and understanding necessary to continue to champion brilliant yet unheard voices.
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18.57 USD

Stim: An Autistic Anthology

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'London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.' Robert Elms has seen his beloved city change beyond all imagining. London in his lifetime has morphed from a piratical, bomb-scarred playground, to a swish cosmopolitan metropolis. Motorways ...
London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City
'London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.' Robert Elms has seen his beloved city change beyond all imagining. London in his lifetime has morphed from a piratical, bomb-scarred playground, to a swish cosmopolitan metropolis. Motorways driven through lost communities, accents changing, skyscrapers appearing. Yet still it remains to him the greatest place on earth. Elms takes us back through time and place to myriad Londons. He is our guide through a place that has seen scientific experiments conducted in subterranean lairs and a small community declare itself an independent nation; a place his great-great-grandfather made the Elms' home over a century ago and a city that has borne witness to world-changing events.
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18.57 USD

London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

by Robert Elms
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Aged nineteen, Alison McKelvie was a self-confessed romantic, immersed in books and poetry, and dreaming of beauty, truth and love. In 1940, whilst working as a secretary at MI6, Alison met Alexander Wilson. Thirty years her senior, Alexander was worldly and charismatic. An intense affair quickly led to marriage and ...
Before & After: The Incredible Story of the Real-life Mrs Wilson
Aged nineteen, Alison McKelvie was a self-confessed romantic, immersed in books and poetry, and dreaming of beauty, truth and love. In 1940, whilst working as a secretary at MI6, Alison met Alexander Wilson. Thirty years her senior, Alexander was worldly and charismatic. An intense affair quickly led to marriage and two children. But the Wilsons' lives then spiralled into the depths of poverty. Alexander was sacked, imprisoned twice, and then declared bankrupt. His lack of reliability was a hefty emotional burden for Alison to bear. Nevertheless, she loved her husband unreservedly and stuck by him through thick and thin. In 1963, Alexander died suddenly of a heart attack. Alison's world imploded when she discovered that their life together had been built upon layer after layer of deception. Who was Alexander Wilson? How well had Alison really known him? Slowly the lies were unravelled: Alexander had been a novelist, spy and, devastatingly, a bigamist. Alison was the third of four wives, her children two of seven. The inspiration for critically-acclaimed drama Mrs Wilson, Before & After is the powerful and poignant memoir of Alison Wilson. 'Before' peels back the complex layers of a marriage steeped in lies, and the shattering heartbreak which followed. 'After' tells of an intensely-felt redemption through religion. Before & After is, first and foremost, a love story, but it is also an account of one extraordinarily strong woman's deep, unwavering faith.
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18.57 USD

Before & After: The Incredible Story of the Real-life Mrs Wilson

by Alison Wilson
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The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl. Fearless feminist heroine Clementine Ford's incendiary first book, Fight Like A Girl, is taking the world by storm, galvanising women to demand and fight for real equality and ...
Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and Toxic Masculinity
The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl. Fearless feminist heroine Clementine Ford's incendiary first book, Fight Like A Girl, is taking the world by storm, galvanising women to demand and fight for real equality and not merely the illusion of it. Now Boys Will Be Boys examines what needs to change for that equality to become a reality. It answers the question most asked of Clementine: 'How do I raise my son to respect women and give them equal space in the world? How do I make sure he's a supporter and not a perpetrator?' Ford demolishes the age-old assumption that superiority and aggression are natural realms for boys, and demonstrates how toxic masculinity creates a disturbingly limited and potentially dangerous idea of what it is to be a man. Crucially, Boys Will Be Boys reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls, and asks what we have to do to reverse that damage. The world needs to change and this book shows the way.
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18.57 USD

Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and Toxic Masculinity

by Clementine Ford
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In 1862, in the city of Santiago di Cuba, a family-owned business purchased a distillery, producing the first bottle of what would become known as Barcadi rum. In the years that followed, Barcadi expanded to become a globally recognized household name, renowned for its premium quality white rum. The Rise ...
The The Rise of Bacardi: From Cuban Rum to a Global Empire, an insider's story
In 1862, in the city of Santiago di Cuba, a family-owned business purchased a distillery, producing the first bottle of what would become known as Barcadi rum. In the years that followed, Barcadi expanded to become a globally recognized household name, renowned for its premium quality white rum. The Rise of Bacardi tells the story of the Bacardi company, from its origins in the mid-19th century to its expansion in the early 20th to its international acclaim as the world's leading manufacturer of spirits today. This is the story of a company but it is also the story of a family who has faced political and societal upheaval, from the Spanish American War to American Prohibition and the Cuban Revolution, and has continued to go from strength to strength throughout over the last 150 years. As a member of the Bacardi family and former employee of the company, Jorge L. Del Rosal Covani provides a unique insider's point of view in parallel to his own story as the company expanded in the latter half of the 20th century to today.
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37.18 USD

The The Rise of Bacardi: From Cuban Rum to a Global Empire, an insider's story

by Jorge L. Del Rosal Covani
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BARACK OBAMA'S SUMMER READING PICK, 2019. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestelling author Barbara Ehrenreich. 'My daughter learned ...
Maid: Barack Obama's Summer Reading Pick of 2019!
BARACK OBAMA'S SUMMER READING PICK, 2019. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestelling author Barbara Ehrenreich. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' As a struggling single mum, determined to keep a roof over her daughter's head, Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, working long hours in order to provide for her small family. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. As she worked hard to climb her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labour jobs as a cleaner whilst also juggling higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of the overworked and underpaid. Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of the upper-middle classes and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. 'I'd become a nameless ghost,' Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the 'servant' worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.
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Maid: Barack Obama's Summer Reading Pick of 2019!

by Stephanie Land
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From inside an interrogation session with the Chinese Secret Police, a young American activist recounts her path into global human rights work-exploring critical lessons on privilege and compassion in the context of war and extreme suffering. When I was arrested by the Chinese military for launching a historic Tibetan Freedom ...
Fortune Favors The Brave: An Extraordinary Memoir
From inside an interrogation session with the Chinese Secret Police, a young American activist recounts her path into global human rights work-exploring critical lessons on privilege and compassion in the context of war and extreme suffering. When I was arrested by the Chinese military for launching a historic Tibetan Freedom protest, I knew every trial and lesson had been worth it-even if it meant facing a life in prison. After a childhood infused with esoteric Buddhist teachings, I was forged into a global activist through years of witnessing and collaborating in the dissent of women on the front lines of war. From villages in Nepal, to refugee camps in The Democratic Republic of Congo, to the streets of Bogota, Colombia, my initiation into human rights activism was raw and transformative. The bravery of those women bolstered me in my darkest hours of interrogation and torture by the Chinese Police, and it guides me now to share my true story-no matter the repercussions. This is not a tale the Chinese government wants told. During my years working in war zones, I often wondered if I'd have the courage to stand up to tyranny, to lay my life on the line to confront undeniable persecution. In 2007-on the slopes of Mt. Everest-I found out. Take a literary journey with me as I reveal the bumpy road I took to becoming my bravest self-learning to leverage a life of advantage, find a place for my own joy, and cultivate the courage needed to play a distinct role in history.
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28.350000 USD

Fortune Favors The Brave: An Extraordinary Memoir

by Kiri Westby
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The autobiography of women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton--published for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage--including an updated introduction and afterword from noted scholars of women's history Ellen Carol DuBois and Ann D. Gordon. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897, is one of the great American autobiographies. There is really ...
Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897
The autobiography of women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton--published for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage--including an updated introduction and afterword from noted scholars of women's history Ellen Carol DuBois and Ann D. Gordon. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897, is one of the great American autobiographies. There is really no other American woman's autobiography in the nineteenth century that comes near it in relevance, excellence, and historical significance. In 1848, thirty-three-year-old Stanton and four others organized the first major women's rights meeting in American history. Together with Susan B. Anthony, her partner in the cause, she led the campaign for women's legal rights, most prominently woman suffrage, for the rest of the century. In those years, Stanton was the movement's spokeswoman, theorist, and its visionary. In addition to her suffrage activism, she was a pioneering advocate of women's reproductive freedom, and a ceaseless critic of religious misogyny. As the mother of seven, she also had pronounced opinions on women's domestic responsibilities, especially on raising children. In Eighty Years and More, Stanton reminisces about dramatic moments in the history of woman suffrage, about her personal challenges and triumphs, and about the women and men she met in her travels around the United States and abroad. Stanton's writing retains its vigor, intelligence, and wit. Much of what she had to say about women, their lives, their frustrations, their aspirations and their possibilities, remains relevant and moving today.
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18.900000 USD

Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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The autobiography of women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton--published for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage--including an updated introduction and afterword from noted scholars of women's history Ellen Carol DuBois and Ann D. Gordon. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897, is one of the great American autobiographies. There is really ...
Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897
The autobiography of women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton--published for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage--including an updated introduction and afterword from noted scholars of women's history Ellen Carol DuBois and Ann D. Gordon. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897, is one of the great American autobiographies. There is really no other American woman's autobiography in the nineteenth century that comes near it in relevance, excellence, and historical significance. In 1848, thirty-three-year-old Stanton and four others organized the first major women's rights meeting in American history. Together with Susan B. Anthony, her partner in the cause, she led the campaign for women's legal rights, most prominently woman suffrage, for the rest of the century. In those years, Stanton was the movement's spokeswoman, theorist, and its visionary. In addition to her suffrage activism, she was a pioneering advocate of women's reproductive freedom, and a ceaseless critic of religious misogyny. As the mother of seven, she also had pronounced opinions on women's domestic responsibilities, especially on raising children. In Eighty Years and More, Stanton reminisces about dramatic moments in the history of woman suffrage, about her personal challenges and triumphs, and about the women and men she met in her travels around the United States and abroad. Stanton's writing retains its vigor, intelligence, and wit. Much of what she had to say about women, their lives, their frustrations, their aspirations and their possibilities, remains relevant and moving today.
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31.500000 USD

Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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In 1965 George Gmelch signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization. Gmelch grew up sheltered in an all-white, affluent San Francisco suburb, and he knew little of the world outside. Over the next four seasons, he came of age in baseball's Minor Leagues through experiences ...
Playing with Tigers: A Minor League Chronicle of the Sixties
In 1965 George Gmelch signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization. Gmelch grew up sheltered in an all-white, affluent San Francisco suburb, and he knew little of the world outside. Over the next four seasons, he came of age in baseball's Minor Leagues through experiences ranging from learning the craft of the professional game to becoming conscious of race and class for the first time. Playing with Tigers is not a typical baseball memoir. Now a well-known anthropologist, Gmelch recounts a baseball education unlike any other as he got to know small-town life across the United States against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, civil rights protests, and the emergence of counterculture. The social and political turmoil of the times spilled into baseball, and Gmelch experienced the consequences firsthand as he played out his career in the Jim Crow South. Playing with Tigers immerses the reader in the life of the Minor Leagues, capturing the gritty, insular, and humorous life and culture of Minor League baseball during a period when both the author and the country were undergoing profound changes.
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Playing with Tigers: A Minor League Chronicle of the Sixties

by George Gmelch
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In this last volume of memoirs we find Sangharakshita arriving back in England after twenty years in the East. He has come back at the invitation of the English Sangha Trust and is expecting to stay no more than a few months. But the months become years and as he ...
Moving Against the Stream: 23
In this last volume of memoirs we find Sangharakshita arriving back in England after twenty years in the East. He has come back at the invitation of the English Sangha Trust and is expecting to stay no more than a few months. But the months become years and as he comes to know the as yet small world of British Buddhism, he begins to realize that after all it is here that he may best be able to `work for the good of Buddhism', as his teacher exhorted him many years before. Making a farewell tour of his friends and teachers in India, he goes on to found a new Buddhist movement and to ordain twelve men and women into a new Buddhist Order. If you have ever wondered, `Why did Sangharakshita found a new Buddhist movement and Order?' - here is the answer. Moving Against the Stream has for its backdrop 1960s Britain. The actors who walk on and off the stage, some with brief parts, others longer, have names as diverse as Harold Wilson, Prime Minister, and David Cooper, the `anti-psychiatry' psychiatrist. In the world of British Buddhism there is Christmas Humphreys, founder of the London Buddhist Society, and Maurice Walshe, translator of the Digha Nikaya, his wife Ruth, and many others, known and unknown. Unique to this volume is the story of a friendship that was deeply significant for Sangharakshita personally, even with its tragic end, and for the movement he was to bring into being. Seven chapters form a kind of travelogue. He and Terry drive across Europe in the Little Bus to visit the sites of Ancient Greece, and in Italy the churches, museums, and the great works of art that were the flowering of the European Renaissance. As Sangharakshita recalls his experiences, the role that higher culture can play in spiritual life is made vivid. This volume includes a short piece, 1970: A Retrospect, in which Sangharakshita tells of a year that begins with lectures in Paris and continues with three months in the USA as a visiting lecturer at Yale University, stimulating a new burst of creativity. He is there during student demonstrations and he visits an old friend, Geshe Wangyal. Back in Britain he resumes his work for the Buddhist movement - and experiments with psychedelic drugs. A new phase is beginning.
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Moving Against the Stream: 23

by Sangharakshita
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Known for his lyrical prose and clear insight, Fenton Johnson explores what it means to be not single -meaningless outside of coupledom-but solitary, able to be alone, inclined to mine the treasures of inner life. Americans tend to celebrate fortress marriage, turning an equal right into an omnivorous expectation, marginalizing ...
At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life
Known for his lyrical prose and clear insight, Fenton Johnson explores what it means to be not single -meaningless outside of coupledom-but solitary, able to be alone, inclined to mine the treasures of inner life. Americans tend to celebrate fortress marriage, turning an equal right into an omnivorous expectation, marginalizing solitaries as odd, even potentially threatening. Johnson taps into an older tradition embodied by Trappist monks near the Kentucky home where he grew up, and by artists and writers including Paul Cezanne, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry James, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Rod McKuen, Nina Simone, and Bill Cunningham. Johnson includes his parents, who in workshop or garden found places to be alone; married people, too, can be solitaries in spirit. A hybrid of memoir, inspiration, social criticism, and celebration of the lives of great solitary artists, At the Center of All Beauty will resonate with anyone needing a break from the clamor of society.
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At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life

by Fenton Johnson
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In the powerful and haunting lands of the Southwest, rainbows grow unexpectedly from the sky, mountain lions roam the desert, and summer storms roll over the Colorado River. As a park ranger, Kristofic explores the Ganado valley, traces the paths of the Anasazi, and finds mythic experiences on sacred mountains ...
Reservation Restless
In the powerful and haunting lands of the Southwest, rainbows grow unexpectedly from the sky, mountain lions roam the desert, and summer storms roll over the Colorado River. As a park ranger, Kristofic explores the Ganado valley, traces the paths of the Anasazi, and finds mythic experiences on sacred mountains that explain the pain and loss promised for every person who decides to love. After reconnecting with his Navajo sister and brother, Kristofic must confront his own nightmares of the Anglo society and the future it has created. When the possible deaths of his mentor and of the American future loom before him, Kristofic must find some new way to live in the world and strike some restless path that will lead back to hozho - a beautiful harmony.
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Reservation Restless

by Jim Kristofic
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Joan Brooks Baker grew up privileged in the New York City of post-World War II America. The Yankee daughter of transplanted, dyed-in-the-wool Southerners soon confronted an unwritten code of conduct - the Magnolia Code - that paralyzed her mother and threatened to do the same to her. In this embellished ...
The Magnolia Code
Joan Brooks Baker grew up privileged in the New York City of post-World War II America. The Yankee daughter of transplanted, dyed-in-the-wool Southerners soon confronted an unwritten code of conduct - the Magnolia Code - that paralyzed her mother and threatened to do the same to her. In this embellished memoir, Baker shares how she navigated her bifurcated world, defying the code and finding role models in rebellious women including her Aunt Billie, who challenged her to be herself regardless of the consequences. Baker examines relationships with her primary and extended families, ultimately discovering that her work as a photographer taught her much about who she is and where she belongs. The author's unselfconscious, humorous narrative will strike a chord for those who struggle in a world full of paradox.
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29.400000 USD

The Magnolia Code

by Joan Brooks Baker
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In 1969, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, transformed a de-consecrated church in Notting Hill Gate, West London, into the Basing Street Studios. January 1st 1970, Richard Digby Smith, aged 19, arrived fresh from Birmingham to join the team at Island Records as a staff engineer. This independent record ...
One, Two, Three, Four: The life and times of a recording studio engineer
In 1969, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, transformed a de-consecrated church in Notting Hill Gate, West London, into the Basing Street Studios. January 1st 1970, Richard Digby Smith, aged 19, arrived fresh from Birmingham to join the team at Island Records as a staff engineer. This independent record label developed the careers of some of Britain's leading artists of the day including Bob Marley, Free, Traffic, Cat Stevens, and many more. The studio doors were also open to many of the leading musicians of the period, including Led Zeppelin, Stephen Stills, Harry Nilsson and Joe Cocker... This memoir is a first-hand account of the early history of an innovative and iconic recording studio. It also details Richard Digby Smith's eclectic and extensive repertoire after spending almost 50 years behind the glass in London, Los Angeles and around the world. Alongside his tales of recording experiences, this book gives a first-hand insight into life in Los Angeles during the early 70s, mingling with the Hollywood elite, his battle with drug and alcohol addiction, through to his return to the UK in the mid 80s. During his career he has played an instrumental role in making Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer and The London Symphony Orchestra sound even better. For a two week period in the late 90s he was the most successful recording engineer on the planet with number one albums simultaneously in the UK and the Far East.
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18.57 USD

One, Two, Three, Four: The life and times of a recording studio engineer

by Richard Digby Smith
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