Category: Memoirs

  • Download E-books Letters to his Parents: 1939-1951 PDF

    By Theodor W. Adorno

    'My dears: this can be yet a quick observe to welcome you to the recent international, the place you're now not all too far-off from us. ‘ So starts off Adorno’s letter to his mom and dad in may well 1939, welcoming them to Cuba the place they'd simply arrived after fleeing from Nazi Germany on the final minute. on the finish of 1939 his mom and dad moved back to Florida after which to long island, the place they lived from August 1940 till the tip in their lives. it is just with Adorno’s flow to California on the finish of 1941 that his letters to his mom and dad commence arriving once again, reporting on paintings and dwelling stipulations in addition to on associates, associates and the Hollywood stars of his time. One unearths experiences of his collaborations with Max Horkheimer, Thomas Mann and Hanns Eisler along bills of events, clowning round with Charlie Chaplin, and ill-fated amorous affairs. however the letters additionally exhibit his consistent eager for Europe: Adorno already started to take into consideration his go back once the us entered the conflict.

    Adorno’s letters to his mom and dad – definitely the main open and direct letters he ever wrote – not just manage to pay for the reader a glimpse of the studies that gave upward thrust to the well-known Minima Moralia, but additionally convey Adorno from a formerly unknown, very own facet. They finish with the 1st studies from the ravaged Frankfurt to his mom – who remained in manhattan – and from Amorbach, Adorno’s early life paradise

    Show description

  • Download E-books Between Panic and Desire (American Lives) PDF

    By Dinty W. Moore

    “Insouciant” and “irreverent” are this kind of phrases that arise in studies of Dinty W. Moore’s books—and, normally, “hilarious.” Between Panic and Desire, named after cities in Pennsylvania, reveals Moore on the most sensible of his astutely humorous shape. A e-book that may be named after one in all its chapters, “A Post-Nixon, Post-panic, Post-modern, Post-mortem,” this assortment is an unconventional memoir of 1 guy and his tradition, which additionally occurs to be our own.
    Blending narrative and quizzes, reminiscence and numerology, and imagined interviews and conversations with useless presidents on television, the publication dizzily records the disorienting adventure of becoming up in a postmodern global. right here we see how the main occasions within the author’s early life—the Kennedy assassination, Nixon’s resignation, staring at Father understands Best, and losing acid atop the realm exchange middle, to call a few—shaped the way in which he sees occasions either international and private this present day. extra to the purpose, we see how those occasions formed, and probably even distorted, today’s global for we all who spent our adolescence within the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. A curious meditation on kin and bereavement, longing and worry, self-loathing and wish, Between Panic and Desire unfolds in kaleidoscopic forms—a coroner’s file, a television motion picture script, a Zen koan—aptly reflecting the emergence of a fractured digital America.
    Show description

  • Download E-books The Face Before I Was Born: A Spiritual Autobiography PDF

    By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    Describing the intoxicating depth of his personal religious journey—which started whilst he used to be sixteen years old—this autobiography finds the occasions that through the subsequent 22 years: great love, mental breakdown, craziness, bliss, and the gradual paintings of balancing the interior global of the spirit and the outer calls for of daily life. An old tale of a non secular transformation skilled in current instances relates the terrifying depths, vulnerability, and vacancy of the non secular journey—only published in divine love. greater than 10 years because the unique e-book of the publication, this revised variation comprises new fabric exploring the continued secret of human event and divine revelation.

    Show description

  • Download E-books East Meets West PDF

    By Kim Parker MSW LCSW

    Parenting could be the hardest trip somebody ever makes. the writer transparently addresses the tricky elements of this position whereas pointing us to a couple functional methods of considering and touching on with youngsters to lighten the accountability. This booklet is as attention-grabbing as Amy Chua's conflict Hymn of the Tiger mom memoir, as relatable as Jen Hatmaker's Christian foibles, as uplifting as Iyanla Vanzant's inspirational messages, and subsidized by way of reliable study of the likes of Brene Brown. by means of deftly combining 4 of America's favourite genres into one relaxing learn, the writer doesn't strength us to check and select one global view over one other, yet honors all.

    Kim is familiar with the original demanding situations and possibilities that come up if you end up parenting in a tradition assorted than the only during which you have been raised. Her phrases are clever and simply what you must determine what's top in your family!

    --Jill Savage, writer of higher jointly: simply because you are not intended to mother Alone

    This is an insightful publication, filled with sound and functional suggestion. I hugely reccommend it.

    --Dr. Helen Mendes Love, MSW, writer of Reflections at the Upsides of Aging

    Kim offers worthy perception at the intricacies of parenting in a extra globalized and culturally-relevant global, whereas respecting culture and heritage.

    --Sam Louie, M.A., LMHC, writer of Asian disgrace and habit: discomfort in Silence

    Humorous, but academic, this e-book is a needs to learn for any parent.

    --Erika Olivares Sumner, existence & well being trainer, mom of Three

    Show description

  • Download E-books The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life PDF

    By Allen Rucker

    One Tuesday afternoon Allen Rucker, Hollywood comedy author and kinfolk guy, wakes from a snooze to discover himself paralyzed from the waist down. stunning? convinced. Unfair? totally. truth? Inescapably. Rucker is shaken up and indignant, yet quickly realizes he is caught in a wheelchair perpetually. He starts to reevaluate every little thing in his lifestyles, from the easiest physically capabilities to the mysteries of the universe. fortunately, he is invited us alongside at the bumpy, poignant, and sometimes hilarious street to restoration that leads him to fully redefine his life.

    The top Seat within the House is Rucker's unpretentious, unapologetic, refreshingly comedian, and powerfully heartfelt paean to existence and its fragility, and to the resilience and suppleness of a unmarried, basic, very humorous person.

    Show description

  • Download E-books The Lords of the Valley: Including the complete text of ’Our Unsheltered Lives’ (Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal) PDF

    The Lords of the Valley is the intertwining of 2 voices, one male and one lady, to inform the tale of lifestyles in and round a tiny, distant ranching neighborhood at the Oklahoma/New Mexico border from the Nineties during the Thirties. los angeles Verne Hanners’s light, beneficial observation is woven throughout the unaltered textual content of Ed Lord’s "Out Sheltered Lives," a curt, no-nonsense account of his existence as a cowpuncher, freighter, and storekeeper in Kenton, Oklahoma. Hanners additionally was once an established resident of Kenton.

    Lord and hanners either describe a lifestyle that demanded toughness-stoicism, dedication, and humor while possible-but their memories make an enticing counterpoint. Following the branding and castration of 1000 younger bulls, Lord insists that the complete city got here with buckets to hold the testicles home-"They have been relatively meat hungry." Hanners insists, although, that cooking and consuming mountain oysters used to be "strickly a masculine endeavor," pursued by means of the boys after the ladies had vacated the kitchen. while Lord matter-of-factly describes being left by myself at a tender age to path livestock in Indian Territory, Hanners observes that "sixteen turns out pitifully younger to be to date clear of domestic, broke and hungry," whereas agreeing that necessity usually required such issues. while Lord says there have been saloons as the males "had to have a spot to drink and struggle in," Hanners recalls the numerous saloons that mysteriously burned to the floor. And while Lord flatly says, "Our first child was once killed. i'm going to inform approximately it now," Hanners thinks of a couple of different youngsters buried within the Kenton cemetery.

    Over Kenton looms the great Black Mesa. Hanners describes it vividly, but Lord writes his complete e-book with out declaring, not to mention describing it. however, we research very much from him, and his emotions floor, particularly whilst he affectionately mentions his spouse, Zadia.

    Both Lord and Hanners live to tell the tale not just Kenton, yet glossy existence. In a postscript written in 1964, Lord, who has retired with Zadia to relaxation global in California, grumbles that he has to forestall writing and pass wash off the patio. In 1994 Hanners, having lived clear of Kenton due to the fact early maturity, returns there to stay and write.

    Forty-nine pictures and 5 maps accompany the text.

    Show description

  • Download E-books Pichon: Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba: A Memoir PDF

    By Carlos Moore

    Revolutionary black nationalist Carlos Moore breaks 3 many years of silence to problem Castro’s legacy during this arguable, behind-the-scenes memoir that explores the Revolution from a point of view of a pichón, the racist Cuban time period for a black of Haitian or West Indian descent. After greater than thirty years in exile, regularly lower than the specter of retribution from the Cuban regime, Moore steps ahead to bare the reality: Fidel’s Revolution was once a hit for white Marxists. yet for Cuban blacks, the Revolution was once primarily enterprise as ordinary, a cover-up in their ongoing fight for racial, political, and social enfranchisement. Fidel Castro and his males rose from the ranks of the patriarchal, white Spanish-Cuban elite, and the Revolution didn't weaken these ties.
    Show description

  • Download E-books Dr. J: The Autobiography PDF

    By Julius Erving, Karl Taro Greenfeld

    With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historical self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The healthcare professional" Erving.

    With his flights of improvisation round the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving grew to become the most charismatic (and innovative) gamers basketball has ever identified. yet whereas the general public has lengthy respected this cultural icon, few have ever recognized of the double lifetime of Julius Erving. Dr. J lines the internal lives of the approximately ideal participant and the imperfect man—and how he has come to phrases with both.

    Show description

  • Download E-books The Man with the Golden Flute: Sir James, a Celtic Minstrel PDF

    The the world over acclaimed, broadly loved flutist displays on his storied career

    Sir James Galway is likely one of the best musicians of our time, with a stunning occupation that has spanned 5 many years and plenty of genres of song. Now he celebrates his 70th birthday with a glance again on his impressive profession, in which he has traveled all over the world time and again over and made numerous acquaintances, together with legends from the worlds of classical and well known tune. He displays at the demanding situations he confronted coming from the poverty of working-class Belfast and making the choice to head solo as a flutist, in addition to the triumphs as he made his strategy to the pinnacle of his profession.

    • Offers a unprecedented, own glimpse on the lifetime of a latest musical grasp whose paintings has ranged around the musical spectrum with collaborators as varied because the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chieftains, John Denver, and red Floyd
    • Includes pleasant tales from Galway's profession of greater than fifty years
    • Shares the demanding situations of traveling and of melding private and non-private life

    By turns witty and informative, attractive and encouraging, The guy with the Golden Flute is a charming learn for lovers of Galway and his music.

    Show description

  • Download E-books The Memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren: Proust's Swedish Valet PDF

    The memoirs of Ernest Forssgren (1894–1970), the younger Swede who served as Marcel Proust’s final valet, offer new insights into Proust’s existence and loss of life. formerly, Forssgren’s memoir has been released simply in excerpts, in French, with severe omissions and alterations. 
     This booklet provides the total textual content of the memoir, with an advent and valuable annotations by way of the celebrated Proust student William C. Carter. additionally incorporated this is different new fabric: the inscriptions that Proust wrote for Forssgren’s replica of Swann’s Way; an incredible telegram that Proust despatched Forssgren, which defines with larger precision the novelist’s actions within the ultimate months of his existence; Forssgren’s “Summary” of the 1st English biography of Proust, by means of George D. Painter, which gives many new information about Proust’s final journey to Cabourg in 1914 and his makes an attempt at seducing younger males of the servant type; and the notes that Forssgren made in his reproduction of Painter’s biography.
    Show description