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The bestselling author of The Things They Carried and If I Die in a Combat Zone shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humour and rewards of raising two sons. When Tim O'Brien became an older father, he resolved to give his young ...
Dad's Maybe Book
The bestselling author of The Things They Carried and If I Die in a Combat Zone shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humour and rewards of raising two sons. When Tim O'Brien became an older father, he resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him - a few scraps of paper signed 'Love, Dad'. Maybe a word of advice. Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly ageing father, a man they might never really know. For the next fifteen years, the author talked to his sons on paper, as if they were adults, imagining what they might want to hear from a father who was no longer among the living. O'Brien traverses the great variety of human experience and emotion, moving from soccer games to warfare to risque lullabies, from alcoholism to magic shows to history lessons to bittersweet bedtime stories, but always returning to a father's soul-saving love for his sons. The result is Dad's Maybe Book, a funny, tender, wise, and enduring literary achievement that will squeeze the reader's heart with joy and recognition.
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Dad's Maybe Book

by Tim O'Brien
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What does Brexit mean to you? For award-winning historian David Reynolds, it's neither a saga of British liberation nor a Westminster soap: it's a crisis of national identity a long time in the making. Politicians like to extol 'our island story' as if there is just one island and one ...
Island Stories: Britain and Its History in the Age of Brexit
What does Brexit mean to you? For award-winning historian David Reynolds, it's neither a saga of British liberation nor a Westminster soap: it's a crisis of national identity a long time in the making. Politicians like to extol 'our island story' as if there is just one island and one story. Island Stories takes a broader view, exploring the history of Britain's identity through the great defining narratives of its past, from rise and decline to engagement in Europe and the legacies of empire. This is a book that resets our perspective on Britain and its place in the world. Traversing the centuries, Reynolds sheds fresh light on topics ranging from the slave trade to the heritage industry, from the 'Channel' to the 'special relationship', from India to the 'English problem'. He examines how other critical turning points have forged our history, including the Act of Union with Scotland and the political mishandling of post-1945 immigration. Island Stories also looks carefully across the Irish Sea, noting - as Brexit has shown again - that Ireland is the 'other island' the English have always been dangerously happy to forget. Island Stories leads us on an exciting journey through history, investigating how Britain's sense of national identity has been shaped and contested, and how that saga has brought us to the era of Brexit. Combining sharp historical analysis with vivid human stories, this is big history with a light touch that will challenge and entertain anyone interested in where Britain has come from and where it is heading.
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Never before on audio! Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction-a combination of stream-of-consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that illuminates the creative process of one of the most influential musicians and songwriters of our time-finally comes to audio in a magnificent performance by award-winning narrator Will Patton! Written in ...
Tarantula
Never before on audio! Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction-a combination of stream-of-consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that illuminates the creative process of one of the most influential musicians and songwriters of our time-finally comes to audio in a magnificent performance by award-winning narrator Will Patton! Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of its time and provides a unique perspective on Bob Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Dylan at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a revolutionary musician who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his folk music roots with the surrealism of modern art and the intensity of the Delta blues. Angry, funny, and elusive, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, verbal ingenuity and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and the rhythms of the street and in the air.
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Tarantula

by Bob Dylan
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau
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'I work to earth my heart.' Time Lived, Without Its Flow is a beautiful, unflinching essay on the nature of grief from critically acclaimed poet Denise Riley. From the horrific experience of maternal grief Riley wrote her celebrated collection Say Something Back, a modern classic of British poetry. This essay ...
Time Lived, Without Its Flow
'I work to earth my heart.' Time Lived, Without Its Flow is a beautiful, unflinching essay on the nature of grief from critically acclaimed poet Denise Riley. From the horrific experience of maternal grief Riley wrote her celebrated collection Say Something Back, a modern classic of British poetry. This essay is a companion piece to that work, looking at the way time stops when we lose someone suddenly from our lives. The first half is formed of diary-like entries written by Riley after the news of her son's death, the entries building to paint a live portrait of loss. The second half is a ruminative post script written some years later with Riley looking back at the experience philosophically and attempting to map through it a literature of consolation. Written in precise and exacting prose, with remarkable insight and grace this book will form kind counsel to all those living on in the wake of grief. A modern-day counterpart to C. S. Lewis's A Grief Observed. Published widely for the first time since its original limited release, this revised edition features a special introduction by Max Porter, author of Grief is A Thing With Feathers. 'Her writing is perfectly weighted, justifies its existence' - Guardian
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A unique collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Union and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Fight of the Century features original essays by the most influential writers at work today-including Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn Ward, and more-each writing about a landmark ...
Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases
A unique collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Union and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Fight of the Century features original essays by the most influential writers at work today-including Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn Ward, and more-each writing about a landmark ACLU case, published in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the organization. The American Civil Liberties Union began as a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller and Jane Addams. A century after its founding, the ACLU remains the nation's premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the ACLU's 100-year history. In Fight of the Century, bestselling and award-winning authors present unique literary takes on historic decisions like Brown v. Board of Education, the Scopes trial, Roe v. Wade, and more. Contributors include Geraldine Brooks, Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman, Lauren Groff, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Morgan Parker, Ann Patchett, Salman Rushdie, George Saunders, Elizabeth Strout, Jesmyn Ward, Meg Wolitzer, and more. Fight of the Century shows how throughout American history, pivotal legal battles, fought primarily by underdogs and their lawyers, have advanced civil rights and social justice. The ACLU has been integral in this process. The essays range from personal memoir to narrative history, each shedding light on the work of one remarkable organization as it shaped a country. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.
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Creation is the antidote to despair. 'All power to this amazing project.' Joanne Harris 'We all need to read this book.' Magid Magid 'A must read for anyone who lives on earth.' Bella Lack How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing ...
Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis
Creation is the antidote to despair. 'All power to this amazing project.' Joanne Harris 'We all need to read this book.' Magid Magid 'A must read for anyone who lives on earth.' Bella Lack How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing a global emergency. Temperatures are rising. Mass species extinction has begun. The time for denial is over. It is time to act. Letters to the Earth is the beginning of a new story. It is an invitation to act and an opportunity to extend the invitation. These letters are the result of a callout from Culture Declares Emergency to the public to write a response to climate and ecological emergency. They are letters from all of us: parents and children; politicians and poets; actors and activists; songwriters and scientists. They are letters of Love, Loss Hope and Action to a planet in crisis. Includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, poet Kate Tempest, actor Mark Rylance, author Laline Paull, illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. This audiobook includes performances from over 40 actors, authors, and activists, including: - Emma Thompson - Mark Rylance - Andrew Scott - Juliet Stevenson - Caroline Lucas MP - Alex Lawther - Zawe Ashton - Dr Gail Bradbrook - Morfydd Clark - Danny Sapani - Hannah Scott - Kate Tempest - Paapa Essiedu - Anna Hope - Sudha Bhuchar - Tyrone Huggins - Jackie Morris - and the Youth Strikers
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FOREWORD BY ALI SMITH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANCESCA WADE Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf? In the early years of its existence, the Times Literary Supplement published some of the finest writers in English: T. S. Eliot, Henry James ...
Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read
FOREWORD BY ALI SMITH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANCESCA WADE Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf? In the early years of its existence, the Times Literary Supplement published some of the finest writers in English: T. S. Eliot, Henry James and E. M. Forster among them. But one of the paper's defining voices was Virginia Woolf, who produced a string of superb essays between the two World Wars. The weirdness of Elizabethan plays, the pleasure of revisiting favourite novels, the supreme examples of Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Henry James, Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad: all are here, in anonymously published pieces, in which may be glimpsed the thinking behind Woolf's works of fiction and the enquiring, feminist spirit of A Room of One's Own. Here is Woolf the critical essayist, offering, at one moment, a playful hypothesis and, at another, a judgement laid down with the authority of a twentieth-century Dr Johnson. Here is Woolf working out precisely what's great about Hardy, and how Elizabeth Barrett Browning made books a substitute for living because she was forbidden to scamper on the grass . Above all, here is Virginia Woolf the reader, whose enthusiasm for great literature remains palpable and inspirational today.
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From Allie Esiri, editor of the bestselling A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year, comes this beautiful audio anthology of William Shakespeare's works. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is a collection of 365 plays, sonnets and poems, and ...
Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year
From Allie Esiri, editor of the bestselling A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year, comes this beautiful audio anthology of William Shakespeare's works. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is a collection of 365 plays, sonnets and poems, and Esiri's entertaining and insightful thoughts on each entry will fill your year with wonder, laughter, wisdom and wit. Each track of this unique collection contains an extract, which might be a famous poem, quote or scene, matched to the date, performed by leading actors such as Sir Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, and Damian Lewis. Allie Esiri's introductions give her readers a new window into the work, time and life of the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is perfect for listening or sharing and brings you Shakespeare's best-known and best-loved classics alongside lesser known extracts read by a range of award-winning Shakespearean actors. The complete cast of performers are: Sir Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis, Hattie Morahan, Paapa Essiedu, Jade Anouka, Ben Allen and Jot Davies.
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From 'one of the greatest writers of our time' (Toni Morrison) - the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God and Barracoon - a collection of remarkable short stories from the Harlem Renaissance With a foreword by Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage 'Genius' Alice Walker 'Rigorous, convincing, dazzling' ...
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
From 'one of the greatest writers of our time' (Toni Morrison) - the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God and Barracoon - a collection of remarkable short stories from the Harlem Renaissance With a foreword by Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage 'Genius' Alice Walker 'Rigorous, convincing, dazzling' Zadie Smith on Their Eyes Were Watching God In 1925, college student Zora Neale Hurston - the sole black student at Barnard College, New York - was living in the city, 'desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.' During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognised as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's 'lost' Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humour, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston's world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer's voice and her contributions to America's literary traditions.
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Rescued from oblivion by an impulse eBay purchase, the letters of Eileen Alexander are one of the great literary discoveries of the 21st century: an extraordinary woman sending missives that show what it meant to be in love during the Second World War. In summer 1939, Eileen was an exceptionally ...
Love in the Blitz: The Greatest Lost Love Letters of the Second World War
Rescued from oblivion by an impulse eBay purchase, the letters of Eileen Alexander are one of the great literary discoveries of the 21st century: an extraordinary woman sending missives that show what it meant to be in love during the Second World War. In summer 1939, Eileen was an exceptionally bright young graduate leaving Cambridge with a First. She was tentatively in love, and war was brewing. She would spend the next years of her life in London, writing the most intimate, brilliant love letters of the Second World War. Eileen's letters to Gershon Ellenbogen tell an incredible story. Her writing gives dazzling displays of intelligence and devotion, by turn generous, erudite, angry, scurrilous, and very, very funny. Eileen can find a biting or ironic quotation for every eventuality. She can skewer a pompous colleague in two lines of airmail. She writes frankly about sex, about ambition as an intelligent woman jostling against the limitations of her era, about the terrible things that came to her fiercest friends, and about the painful uncertainty of loving a man away at war. Told by an unknown master letter writer of the twentieth century, this is a unique story of war as it was lived by women - and an unforgettable account of ardent, real love as it unfolds.
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Ici, ecrire rime avec reflechir, et avec exister. Brefs, compacts et charges, ces vingt-cinq essais philosophiques, qui entremelent contemplation, opinion, souvenir, et sont magnifiquement couronnes d'exergues tires de la grande litterature universelle. Ils traduisent une urgence existentielle d'immortaliser noir sur blanc sa pensee, une febrilite de dire a peine dissimulee ...
Donc je suis
Ici, ecrire rime avec reflechir, et avec exister. Brefs, compacts et charges, ces vingt-cinq essais philosophiques, qui entremelent contemplation, opinion, souvenir, et sont magnifiquement couronnes d'exergues tires de la grande litterature universelle. Ils traduisent une urgence existentielle d'immortaliser noir sur blanc sa pensee, une febrilite de dire a peine dissimulee dans la main qui tient le stylo, mais aussi un poids de vivre devant le temps qui passe trop vite. D'un essai a l'autre, Henrie aborde les sujets qui lui sont les plus chers : le vieillissement de l'esprit, le consentement aux lois de la nature qui nous dominent depuis la naissance jusqu'a la mort, une theorie de l'opacite, de la durete et de la sonorite, la lutte contre l'eparpillement de l'etre. L'essayiste se prononce egalement sur des sujets plus actuels, comme le phenomene des temples de la renommee, la robotisation envahissante, le mystere de l'engouement pour les oeuvres d'art. Il se montre particulierement clairvoyant quand il parle de la gestion du merite ou du sort deplorable que la societe reserve aux artistes, en particulier les ecrivains. Donc je suis est un ouvrage remarquable, ou l'imaginaire, la reverie et la pensee philosophique regnent en rois. A lire, a la lueur de la flamme d'une chandelle... Decouvrez la version livre audio de ce titre, lu en version integrale par Etienne Panet-Raymond. (Disponible a l'ete 2019) - Writing, for Henrie, rhymes with musing, and with existing. Short, succinct and intense, these twenty-five philosophical essays intertwine contemplation, opinion, and memory, splendidly crowned with epigraphs foraged from world literature. They reflect an existential urgency to immortalize thought in black and white, a restlessness barely concealed by the hand that holds the pen, defying the passage of time. From one essay to the next, Henrie explores the subjects dearest to him: the ageing of the mind, acceptance of those laws of nature that determine our destinies, theories of opacity, hardness and acoustics, and the struggle against the scattering of the being. The author also voices his opinion on more contemporary topics, such as the hall-of-fame phenomenon, robotics and society, and the mystery that is art appreciation. He is particularly clear-sighted in his observations regarding meritocracy and plight of artists in society, particularly that of writers. Donc je suis is a remarkable work, where imagination and philosophical contemplation meet in a dream-like state. Best enjoyed by the light of a flickering candle... Discover this unabridged audio book in French, read by Etienne Panet-Raymond. (Available summer 2019)
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Donc je suis

by Maurice Henrie
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*Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and Elle.com* Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don't talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being ...
What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence
*Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and Elle.com* Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don't talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize what she was actually trying to write: how this affected her relationship with her mother. When it was finally published, the essay went viral, shared on social media by Anne Lamott, Rebecca Solnit, and many others. The outpouring of responses gave Filgate an idea, and the resulting anthology offers a candid look at our relationships with our mothers. While some of the writers in this book are estranged from their mothers, others are extremely close. Leslie Jamison writes about trying to discover who her seemingly perfect mother was before ever becoming a mom. In Cathi Hanauer's hilarious piece, she finally gets a chance to have a conversation with her mother that isn't interrupted by her domineering (but lovable) father. Andre Aciman writes about what it was like to have a deaf mother. Melissa Febos uses mythology as a lens to look at her close-knit relationship with her psychotherapist mother. And Julianna Baggott talks about having a mom who tells her everything. As Filgate writes, Our mothers are our first homes, and that's why we're always trying to return to them. There's relief in breaking the silence. Acknowledging what we couldn't say for so long is one way to heal our relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with ourselves. Contributors include Cathi Hanauer, Melissa Febos, Alexander Chee, Dylan Landis, Bernice L. McFadden, Julianna Baggott, Lynn Steger Strong, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, Andre Aciman, Sari Botton, Nayomi Munaweera, Brandon Taylor, and Leslie Jamison.
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. The Number One Irish Bestseller 'Utterly magnificent. Raw, thought-provoking and galvanising; this is a book every woman should read.' Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. 'Outstanding . . . demands to be heard' Observer I have come to think of all the metal in my ...
Constellations: Reflections From Life
. The Number One Irish Bestseller 'Utterly magnificent. Raw, thought-provoking and galvanising; this is a book every woman should read.' Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. 'Outstanding . . . demands to be heard' Observer I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles. How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? How do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? In the powerful and daring essays in Constellations Sinead Gleeson does that very thing. All of life is within these pages, from birth to first love, pregnancy to motherhood, terrifying sickness, old age and loss to death itself. Throughout this wide-ranging collection she also turns her restless eye outwards delving into work, art and our very ways of seeing. In the tradition of some of our finest life writers, and yet still in her own spirited, generous voice, Sinead takes us on a journey that is both uniquely personal and yet universal in its resonance. Here is the fierce joy and pain of being alive. 'An absolutely astonishing, brilliant and beautiful book.' Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers 'Absolutely extraordinary and life-enhancing.' Daisy Buchanan, author of How to be Grown-up.
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When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? Shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year 'Engrossing . . . fascinating . . . courageous' Observer In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to ...
It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race
When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? Shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year 'Engrossing . . . fascinating . . . courageous' Observer In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the 'traditional submissiveness' of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn't know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were neither Muslim, nor female? Years later the state of the national discourse has deteriorated even further, and Muslim women's voices are still pushed to the fringes - the figures leading the discussion are white and male. Taking one of the most politicized and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It's Not About the Burqa is poised to change all that. Here are voices you won't see represented in the national news headlines: seventeen Muslim women speaking frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. With a mix of British and international women writers, from activist Mona Eltahawy's definition of a revolution to journalist and broadcaster Saima Mir telling the story of her experience of arranged marriage, from author Sufiya Ahmed on her Islamic feminist icon to playwright Afshan D'souza-Lodhi's moving piece about her relationship with her hijab, these essays are funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, and each of them is a passionate declaration calling time on the oppression, the lazy stereotyping, the misogyny and the Islamophobia. What does it mean, exactly, to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According to the media, it's all about the burqa. Here's what it's really about.
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Fifteen powerful women and writers you know and love-from the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, Glamour, and the Atlantic-offer captivating, intimate, and candid explorations about what it's really like turning forty-and that the best is yet to come. The big 4-0. Like eighteen and twenty-one, ...
On Being 40(ish)
Fifteen powerful women and writers you know and love-from the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, Glamour, and the Atlantic-offer captivating, intimate, and candid explorations about what it's really like turning forty-and that the best is yet to come. The big 4-0. Like eighteen and twenty-one, this is a major and meaningful milestone our lives-especially for women. Turning forty is a poignant doorway between youth and...what comes after; a crossroads to reflect on the roads taken and not, and the paths yet before you. The decade that follows is ripe for nostalgia, inspiration, wisdom, and personal growth. In this dazzling collection, fifteen writers explore this rich phase in essays that are profound, moving, and above all, brimming with joie de vivre. With a diverse array of voices-including Veronica Chambers, Meghan Daum, Kate Bolick, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Sloane Crosley, KJ Dell'Antonia, Julie Klam, Jessica Lahey, Catherine Newman, Sujean Rim, Jena Schwartz, Sophfronia Scott, Allison Winn Scotch, Lee Woodruff, and Jill Kargman-On Being 40(ish) offers across a range of universal themes-friendship, independence, sex, beauty, aging, wisdom, and the passage of time. On Being 40(ish) reflects the hopes, fears, challenges and opportunities of a generation. Beautifully designed, this is a must read for anyone 40ish or beyond...Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin, and wise best friend (Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo).
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Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that begin with Berlin in Alaska in 1936 and end in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son, Jeff ...
Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters
Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that begin with Berlin in Alaska in 1936 and end in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son, Jeff Berlin, is filling in the gaps with photos and letters from her eventful, romantic, and tragic life. From Alaska to Argentina, Kentucky to Mexico, New York City to Chile, Berlin's world was wide. And the writing here is, as we've come to expect, dazzling. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humour that readers fell in love with in her stories. Combined with letters from and photos of friends and lovers, Welcome Home is an essential non-fiction companion to A Manual for Cleaning Women and Evening in Paradise.
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Experience the timeless wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote for more than twenty years. In 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on a new career as an advice columnist. She had already transformed the role of first lady with her regular ...
If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt
Experience the timeless wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote for more than twenty years. In 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on a new career as an advice columnist. She had already transformed the role of first lady with her regular press conferences, her activism on behalf of women, minorities, and youth, her lecture tours, and her syndicated newspaper column. When Ladies Home Journal offered her an advice column, she embraced it as yet another way for her to connect with the public. If You Ask Me quickly became a lifeline for Americans of all ages. Over the twenty years that Eleanor wrote her advice column, no question was too trivial and no topic was out of bounds. Practical, warm-hearted, and often witty, Eleanor's answers were so forthright her editors included a disclaimer that her views were not necessarily those of the magazines or the Roosevelt administration. Asked, for example, if she had any Republican friends, she replied, I hope so. Queried about whether or when she would retire, she said, I never plan ahead. As for the suggestion that federal or state governments build public bomb shelters, she considered the idea nonsense. Covering a wide variety of topics-everything from war, peace, and politics to love, marriage, religion, and popular culture-these columns reveal Eleanor Roosevelt's warmth, humanity, and timeless relevance.
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Wise and funny, touching and true, What We're Teaching Our Sons is for anyone who has ever wondered how to be a grown up. We're teaching our sons about money; about heartbreak, and mountains, and philosophy. We're teaching them about the big bang and the abominable snowman and what happens ...
What We're Teaching Our Sons
Wise and funny, touching and true, What We're Teaching Our Sons is for anyone who has ever wondered how to be a grown up. We're teaching our sons about money; about heartbreak, and mountains, and philosophy. We're teaching them about the big bang and the abominable snowman and what happens when you get struck by lightning. We're teaching them about the toughness of single mothers, and the importance of having friends who've known you longer than you've known yourself, and the difference between zombies and vampires. We're teaching them about sex, although everyone would be a lot happier if the subject had never come up... Meet the married Dads, the divorced Dads, the widowed Dads and the gay Dads; the gamblers, the firemen, the bankers, the nurses, the soldiers and the milkmen. They're trying to guide their sons through the foothills of childhood into the bewildering uplands of adulthood. But it's hard to know if they're doing it right. Or what their sons' mothers think... Wise and funny, touching and true, What We're Teaching Our Sons is for anyone who has ever wondered how to be a grown up.
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Life Honestly is a complete guide to modern life from some of today's most talented and insightful writers including Bryony Gordon, Dolly Alderton, Natasha Devon, Lauren Laverne and Yomi Adegoke. Within these pages you'll find an un-airbrushed selection of advice, comment and opinion. These are intimate stories from bad sex ...
Life Honestly: Strong Opinions from Smart Women
Life Honestly is a complete guide to modern life from some of today's most talented and insightful writers including Bryony Gordon, Dolly Alderton, Natasha Devon, Lauren Laverne and Yomi Adegoke. Within these pages you'll find an un-airbrushed selection of advice, comment and opinion. These are intimate stories from bad sex to bad boys, from workplace inequality to the sheer joy of learning something new, that will spark hope, triumph and occasionally outrage. In Life Honestly you will find fresh perspectives on everything from age milestones and friendship, motherhood and weddings, and why you should always, always, tell someone when you like their earrings. This book will make you feel empowered, supported and more prepared than ever to take on anything life has to offer because, honestly, we're all in this together. Featuring an introduction by The Pool co-founder Sam Baker, this fabulous collection is full of articles to inspire you. The pieces vary in length, which makes this a perfect collection to dip into for a few minutes while you wait for the kettle to boil, or something meatier for your morning commute. Some are long and some are short but they all pack a punch. From Sali Hughes on blended families to Viv Groskop offering fresh perspectives on daily problems, Life Honestly is a collection of advice, comment and opinion that acts as a complete guide to modern life. These writers are empowering, engaging and unapologetic about their views: Life Honestly is full of lessons and observations on what it means to be a woman or non-binary person now.
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One of the most prolific and influential investigative journalists of her generation, Marie Brenner has brought countless fascinating people-politicians, activists, journalists, and private citizens-to life through her writing. Now, for the first time, her profile of the nefarious relationship between Donald Trump and Roy Cohn is available as an audio ...
Ruthless: How Donald Trump and Roy Cohn's Dark Symbiosis Changed America
One of the most prolific and influential investigative journalists of her generation, Marie Brenner has brought countless fascinating people-politicians, activists, journalists, and private citizens-to life through her writing. Now, for the first time, her profile of the nefarious relationship between Donald Trump and Roy Cohn is available as an audio download read by the author. New York attorney Roy Cohn-infamous since the 1950s from his stint as Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel-and Donald Trump first met in 1973 when Trump was still trying to make a name for himself as a real estate developer while fighting discrimination charges against his family's business. After their chance meeting at a Manhattan disco, Cohn went to work defending Trump, starting a business and personal association that endured in various forms until Cohn's death in 1986. Brenner first started reporting on the Trump/Cohn dynamic back in 1980, and she brings to her assessment an incomparable legacy of covering both subjects. As Brenner writes, Cohn was always there to help with the shady tax abatements, the zoning variances, the sweetheart deals, and the threats to those who might stand in [Trump's] way, serving to launch and sustain Trump's early real estate career. More than legal representation, however, Cohn offered Trump a way of seeing the world-and the opportunities for seeking advantage within it-that still inform Trump's approach to politics and governing. As Brenner reports, then president-elect Trump told mutual associate Roger Stone another major character in Ruthless-on the day after his unexpected electoral victory, Wouldn't Roy love to see this moment? Boy do we miss him. Spanning over 50 years of US history, peopled both with characters long dead and current newsmakers still in today's headlines, Ruthless is an eye-opening must-listen for anyone who wants to understand how the nation got to where we are today.
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The sixth and final instalment in this series of small, inspirational books from the editors of O, the Oprah Magazine, O's Little Guide to the Big Questions is a collection of thought-provoking stories and essays on the wisdom to be gleaned from asking (and answering) life's biggest questions. With contributions ...
O's Little Guide to the Big Questions
The sixth and final instalment in this series of small, inspirational books from the editors of O, the Oprah Magazine, O's Little Guide to the Big Questions is a collection of thought-provoking stories and essays on the wisdom to be gleaned from asking (and answering) life's biggest questions. With contributions from Gloria Steinem, Rita Wilson and many more inspirational writers and artists, this stunning collection will help you find your route personal happiness. What matters most? What is my purpose? When is the right time to make a change? Who is most important to me? Asking (and answering) the big questions can be terrifying - but it is the only way to put yourself on the path towards living your best life. Big questions can be forces of empowerment, motivation and clarification. The editors at O, The Oprah Magazine have combed through the magazine's extensive archives to assemble O's Little Guide to the Big Questions, a collection of stirring, motivating, thought-provoking pieces from great writers and celebrated thinkers, that offers wise guidance and inspiration to anyone feeling lost or in need of a reset.
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O's Little Guide to the Big Questions

by The Editors of O, the Oprah Magazine
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'A love story told in exquisitely poetic letters' DAILY MAIL 'A powerful and tender tale of love and war.' SUNDAY MIRROR Torn apart by war, their letters meant everything... 'My love. I am writing to you without knowing where you are but I will find you after all these long ...
The Very White of Love
'A love story told in exquisitely poetic letters' DAILY MAIL 'A powerful and tender tale of love and war.' SUNDAY MIRROR Torn apart by war, their letters meant everything... 'My love. I am writing to you without knowing where you are but I will find you after all these long months...' 3rd September 1938. Martin Preston is in his second year of Oxford when his world is split in two by a beautiful redhead, Nancy Whelan. A whirlwind romance blossoms in the Buckinghamshire countryside as dark clouds begin to gather in Europe. 3rd September 1939. Britain declares war on Germany. Martin is sent to the battlefields of France, but as their letters cross the channel, he tells Nancy their love will keep him safe. Then, one day, his letters stop. 3rd September 1940. It's four months since Nancy last heard from Martin. She knows he is still alive. And she'll do anything to find him. But what she discovers will change her life forever... Perfect for fans of Suite Francaise, My Dear I Wanted To Tell You and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. What readers are saying about The Very White of Love: 'Wow, this blew me away!' 'I absolutely loved it. One seriously fantastic book.' 'A riveting read.' 'Beautifully written... a real rollercoaster of emotions.' 'A wonderful discovery.' 'Powerful! Tragic! Do they make love like this anymore?' 'Heart-wrenching and powerful.'
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John Lennon was a writer as well as a musician. It was entirely natural for him to put pen to paper whenever he had an idea, a thought, a reaction or a desire to communicate. He lived - and died - in an age before emails and texts. Pen and ...
The John Lennon Letters
John Lennon was a writer as well as a musician. It was entirely natural for him to put pen to paper whenever he had an idea, a thought, a reaction or a desire to communicate. He lived - and died - in an age before emails and texts. Pen and ink was what he turned to. John wrote letters and postcards all of his life; to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organisations, lawyers and the laundry - most of which were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking. For the first time, John's widow, Yoko Ono, has given permission to publish a collection of his letters. The Editor is the Beatles' official biographer, Hunter Davies, who knew John well. John's letters are in a way something of a mystery - where are they all? Over the years many have come up at auction, then sold to dealers and collectors. Or they have been kept by the recipients, locked up safely. It has been a wonderful piece of detective work tracing many of these 250 letters, postcards and notes, which are arranged in chronological order, so that a narrative builds up, reflecting John's life. It will be visual - in a sense that many of the letters are reproduced as they were, in his handwriting or typing, plus the odd cartoon or doodle. THE JOHN LENNON LETTERS is fundamentally a book to read and study, providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the great figures of our times. John's letters are read by Christopher Eccleston. Christopher Eccleston is an English actor who has had a hugely successful career in film, TV and on stage. His regular appearance on the TV series, Cracker, in 1993 brought him recognition and he went on to star along side such actresses as Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett. He won the 2011 International Emmy Award for his performance in Jimmy McGovern's Accused. He played John Lennon in the 2010 TV movie in and has twice been nominated in the Best Actor category of the BAFTA TV Awards. Hunter's editorial materials are read by Allan Corduner. Allan Corduner trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has appeared on stage in PASSION at the Donmar Warehouse, SERIOUS MONEY in the West End and TITANIC on Broadway, and on screen in YENTL and TOPSY-TURVY, amonst many other roles. He is a highly experience voice actor and memorably narrated the voice of Death when reading THE BOOK THIEF. He has read Elspeth Coopers' WILD HUNT novels for Orion. Includes a foreword read by Yoko Ono (p) 2012 Orion Publishing Group
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The John Lennon Letters

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The View from the Cheap Seats draws together, for the first time ever, myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech he gave at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia that went viral, to pieces on artists and ...
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
The View from the Cheap Seats draws together, for the first time ever, myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech he gave at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett, Lou Reed and Ray Bradbury, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation' Welcome to the conversation. Neil Gaiman fled the land of journalism to find truths through storytelling and sanctuary in not needing to get all the facts right. Of course, the real world continued to make up its own stories around him, and he has responded over the years with a wealth of ideas and introductions, dreams and speeches. The View From the Cheap Seats will draw you in to these exchanges on making good art and Syrian refugees, the power of a single word and playing the kazoo with Stephen King, writing about books, comics and the imagination of friends, being sad at the Oscars and telling lies for a living. Here 'we can meet the writer full on' (Stephen Fry) as he opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something - and makes room for us to join the conversation too. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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'Dear Mama, I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs ...' So begins the first letter that a nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding-school headmaster. For most of his life, ...
Love from Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother
'Dear Mama, I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs ...' So begins the first letter that a nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding-school headmaster. For most of his life, Roald Dahl would continue to write weekly letters to his mother, chronicling his adventures, frustrations and opinions, from the delights of childhood to the excitements of flying as a World War II fighter pilot and the thrill of meeting top politicians and movie stars during his time as a diplomat and spy in Washington. And, unbeknown to Roald, his mother lovingly kept every single one of them. Sofie was, in many ways, Roald's first reader. It was she who encouraged him to tell stories and nourished his desire to fabricate, exaggerate and entertain. Reading these letters, you can see Roald practicing his craft, developing the dark sense of humour and fantastical imagination that would later produce such timeless tales as The BFG, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Witches. The letters in Love from Boy are littered with jokes and madcap observations; sometimes serious, sometimes tender, and often outrageous. To eavesdrop on a son's letters to his mother is to witness Roald Dahl turning from a boy to a man, and finally becoming a writer. Praise for Storyteller 'A truly magnificent biography ...a masterly account' A N Wilson 'Superb ...hugely readable' Sunday Telegraph (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
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