๐Ÿ“’ Author : Terry McDonell
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Vintage
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-08-02
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 384
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781101946725
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : An Amazon Best Book of 2016 A celebration of the writing and editing life, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the most influential magazines in America (and the writers who made them what they are). You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking (or drinks on the bar). His stories about the people and personalities heโ€™s known are both heartbreaking and bitingly funnyโ€”playing โ€œacid golfโ€ with Hunter S. Thompson, practicing brinksmanship with David Carr and Steve Jobs, working the European fashion scene with Liz Tilberis, pitching TV pilots with Richard Price. Here, too, is an expertโ€™s practical advice on how to recruitโ€”and keepโ€”high-profile talent; what makes a compelling lede; how to grow online traffic that translates into dollars; and how, in whatever format, on whatever platform, a good editor really works, and what it takes to write well. Taking us from the raucous days of New Journalism to todayโ€™s digital landscape, McDonell argues that the need for clear storytelling from trustworthy news sources has never been stronger. Says Jeffrey Eugenides: โ€œEvery time I run into Terry, I think how great it would be to have dinner with him. Hear about the writers he's known and edited over the years, what the magazine business was like back then, how it's changed and where it's going, inside info about Edward Abbey, Jim Harrison, Annie Proulx, old New York, and the Swimsuit issue. That dinner is this book.โ€


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Pamela Binnings Ewen
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2013
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 357
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780805464320
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : A New Orleans senior district attorney and his lawyer wife are caught up in a faith-testing courtroom battle involving the rights of infants born alive during abortions.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Janice Dickinson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Harper Collins
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2009-10-13
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 320
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780061750847
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : No Lifeguard on Duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, drugs, rock & roll, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson. From her supermodel glory days with Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley to nights with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Sylvester Stallone; from a dizzying drug and alcohol habit to three failed marriages; from cavorting around the globe to struggling to make it in Los Angeles as a working mom on Americaโ€™s Next Top Model and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Janice tells all.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Aimee Alexander
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-04-26
๐Ÿ“’ Pages :
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1503934187
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Lucy Arigho's first encounter with Greg Millar is far from promising, but she soon realises he possesses a charm that is impossible to resist. Just eight whirlwind weeks after their first meeting, level-headed career girl Lucy is seriously considering his pleas to marry him and asking herself if she could really be stepmother material. But before Lucy can make a final decision about becoming part of Greg's world, events plunge her right into it. On holiday in the South of France, things start to unravel. Her future stepchildren won't accept her, the interfering nanny resents her, and they're stuck in a heat wave that won't let up. And then there's Greg. His behaviour becomes increasingly bizarre and Lucy begins to wonder whether his larger-than-life personality hides something darker--and whether she knows him at all.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Paige Toon
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-01-30
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 336
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781471118791
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild child . . . Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes goes off the rails, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson - legendary rockstar and former hell-raiser. Still dealing with her loss, and now the daughter of a superstar, Jessie is sucked into the LA lifestyle - paparazzi, parties and hot guitar-wielding boys included. But is Johnny up to the job? And, more importantly, is Jessie? 'Fun and flirty, Jessie Jefferson is a top notch series YA fans should grab ASAP' Maximum Pop! Praise for Paige Toon: 'If you want escapism, Paige Toon is perfect' Cosmopolitan 'Brilliant' Heat 'Witty and sexy - perfect holiday reading material' Closer


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Michael Kimmelman
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2006-07-25
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 256
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781101666944
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : A New York Times bestsellerโ€”a dazzling and inspirational survey of how art can be found and appreciated in everyday life Michael Kimmelman, the prominent New York Times writer and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, is known as a deep and graceful writer across the disciplines of art and music and also as a pianist who understands something about the artist's sensibility from the inside. Readers have come to expect him not only to fill in their knowledge about art but also to inspire them to think about connections between art and the larger world - which is to say, to think more like an artist. Kimmelman's many years of contemplating and writing about art have brought him to this wise, wide-ranging, and long-awaited book. It explores art as life's great passion, revealing what we can learn of life through pictures and sculptures and the people who make them. It assures us that art - points of contact with the exceptional that are linked straight to the heart - can be found almost anywhere and everywhere if only our eyes are opened enough to recognize it. Kimmelman regards art, like all serious human endeavors, as a passage through which a larger view of life may come more clearly into focus. His book is a kind of adventure or journey. It carries the message that many of us may not yet have learned how to recognize the art in our own lives. To do so is something of an art itself. A few of the characters Kimmelman describes, like Bonnard and Chardin, are great artists. But others are explorers and obscure obsessives, paint-by-numbers enthusiasts, amateur shutterbugs, and collectors of strange odds and ends. Yet others, like Charlotte Solomon, a girl whom no one considered much of an artist but who secretly created a masterpiece about the world before her death in Auschwitz, have reserved spots for themselves in history, or not, with a single work that encapsulates a whole life. Kimmelman reminds us of the Wunderkammer, the cabinet of wonders - the rage in seventeenth-century Europe and a metaphor for the art of life. Each drawer of the cabinet promises something curious and exotic, instructive and beautiful, the cabinet being a kind of ideal, self-contained universe that makes order out of the chaos of the world. The Accidental Masterpiece is a kind of literary Wunderkammer, filled with lively surprises and philosophical musings. It will inspire readers to imagine their own personal cabinet of wonders.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Anne Tyler
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-05-05
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 355
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780143196334
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER โ€ข Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Maconโ€™s insular worldโ€“and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life. Praise for The Accidental Tourist โ€œPoignant . . . funny . . . The Accidental Tourist is one of her best. . . . [Tyler] has never been stronger.โ€โ€”The New York Times โ€œBittersweet . . . evocative . . . Itโ€™s easy to forget this is the warm lull of fiction; you half-expect to run into her characters at the dry cleaners. . . . Tyler [is] a writer of great compassion.โ€โ€”The Boston Globe โ€œTyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one.โ€โ€”Los Angeles Times โ€œA delight . . . a graceful comic novel about getting through life.โ€โ€”The Wall Street Journal โ€œA rarely equaled richness and depth . . . Delicious humor . . . Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.โ€โ€”Newday โ€œIncandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating . . . One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this."โ€”The Washington Post From the Trade Paperback edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lauri Taylor
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Select Books (NY)
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-05-12
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 256
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1590792696
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "An Orange County housewife tells the story of her four-year investigation to solve the case of her mother's violent death in Mexico that law enforcement officials declared unsolvable. Her discovery of the truth, with the help of a famous female FBI profiler, forces her to redefine her relationship with her mother and her own sense of self"--


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Ali Smith
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Anchor
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2007-04-10
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 320
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307279750
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Filled with Ali Smith's trademark wordplay and inventive storytelling, here is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden appearance during a familyโ€™s summer holiday transforms four variously unhappy people. Each of the Smartsโ€”parents Eve and Michael, son Magnus, and the youngest, daughter Astridโ€”encounter Amber in his or her own solipsistic way, but somehow her presence allows them to see their lives (and their life together) in a new light. Smithโ€™s narrative freedom and exhilarating facility with language propel the novel to its startling, wonderfully enigmatic conclusion.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Annie L Lehmann
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : University of Michigan Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2009-11-18
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 184
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780472023240
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Family & Relationships

SYNOPSIS : "Jonah Lehmann is an accidental teacher of others, including his family and friends. This personal and touching account of Jonah's life is enlightening, especially to those coming to terms with similar challenges with autism and other cognitive disabilities. It was written with love to support research on autism, and I recommend it to anyone and everyone touched by those of us who are different." ---Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, Legal Advocate for People with Disabilities "I have never read a book about a disabled person that caught me from page one. I could not put this one down. Lehmann offers a profound perspective on living with the reality of a severely disabled child. This book will be required reading for students who take my class in Special Education Administration." ---Frances LaPlante-Sosnowsky, Associate Professor of Education at Wayne State University "A story of the astonishing power of human love and family triumph over hardship. Lehmann's story, engaging and at times both heartbreaking and joyful, offers an intimate view of one mother's journey as she works with professionals and a blur of caregivers to assist the ever-changing needs of her son. I highly recommend it to seasoned professionals in the field of autism and students preparing for careers in special education." ---Janet E. Graetz, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Child Studies at Oakland University A child teaches without intending to . . . Having severe autism does not stop Annie Lehmann's son Jonah from teaching her some of life's most valuable lessons. The Accidental Teacher, a heartfelt memoir about self-discovery rather than illness, uses insight and humor to weave a tale rich with kitchen-table wisdom. It explains the realities of life with a largely nonverbal son and explores the frustrations and triumphs of the Lehmann family as Jonah grew into a young adult. This book is a must-read for anyone who has been personally touched by a major life challenge. Annie Lubliner Lehmann, a freelance writer for more than twenty-five years, has published articles in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times and Detroit Free Press. She resides in Michigan with her husband and two of her three children. Her eldest son, who inspired this memoir, is now a young adult with autism who lives in a supervised home.