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The Diary of a Young GirlThe Diary of a Young Girl
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life Anne Franks remarkable diary has since become a world classica powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit In 1942 with Nazis occupying Holland a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding For the next two years until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo they and another family lived cloistered in the Secret Annex of an old office building Cut off from the outside world they faced hunger boredom the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters and the ever-present threat of discovery and death In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period By turns thoughtful moving and amusing her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut shortFrom Amazon:A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith
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Family & Childhood

The Glass CastleThe Glass Castle
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
from Walls, Jeannette, ISBN: 9780743247542
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Running with Scissors: A MemoirRunning with Scissors: A Memoir
The 1 New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus So at the age of twelve Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctors bizarre family and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round where Valium was consumed like candy and if things got dull an electroshock- therapy machine could provide entertainment The funny harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boys survival under the most extraordinary circumstances Running with Scissors AcknowledgmentsGratitude doesnt begin to describe it Jennifer Enderlin Christopher Schelling John Murphy Gregg Sullivan Kim Cardascia Michael Storrings and everyone at St Martins Press Thank you Lawrence David Suzanne Finnamore Robert Rodi Bret Easton Ellis Jon Pepoon Lee Lodes Jeff Soares Kevin Weidenbacher Lynda Pearson Lona Walburn Lori Greenburg John DePretis and Sheila Cobb I would also like to express my appreciation to my mother and father for no matter how inadvertently giving me such a memorable childhood Additionally I would like to thank the real-life members of the family portrayed in this book for taking me into their home and accepting me as one of their own I recognize that their memories of the events described in this book are different than my own They are each fine decent and hard-working people The book was not intended to hurt the family Both my publisher and I regret any unintentional harm resulting from the publishing and marketing of Running with Scissors Most of all I would like to thank my brother for demonstrating by example the importance of being wholly uFrom Amazon:There is a passage early in Augusten Burroughs's harrowing and highly entertaining memoir, Running with Scissors, that speaks volumes about the author. While going to the garbage dump with his father, young Augusten spots a chipped, glass-top coffee table that he longs to bring home. "I knew I could hide the chip by fanning a display of magazines on the surface, like in a doctor's office," he writes, "And it certainly wouldn't be dirty after I polished it with Windex for three hours." There were certainly numerous chips in the childhood Burroughs describes: an alcoholic father, an unstable mother who gives him up for adoption to her therapist, and an adolescence spent as part of the therapist's eccentric extended family, gobbling prescription meds and fooling around with both an old electroshock machine and a pedophile who lives in a shed out back. But just as he dreamed of doing with that old table, Burroughs employs a vigorous program of decoration and fervent polishing to a life that many would have simply thrown in a landfill. Despite her abandonment, he never gives up on his increasingly unbalanced mother. And rather than despair about his lot, he glamorizes it: planning a "beauty empire" and performing an a capella version of "You Light Up My Life" at a local mental ward. Burroughs's perspective achieves a crucial balance for a memoir: emotional but not self-involved, observant but not clinical, funny but not deliberately comic. And it's ultimately a feel-good story: as he steers through a challenging childhood, there's always a sense that Burroughs's survivor mentality will guide him through and that the coffee table will be salvaged after all. --John Moe
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An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural BoyhoodAn Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural…
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The Diary of a Young GirlThe Diary of a Young Girl
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life Anne Franks remarkable diary has since become a world classica powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit In 1942 with Nazis occupying Holland a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding For the next two years until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo they and another family lived cloistered in the Secret Annex of an old office building Cut off from the outside world they faced hunger boredom the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters and the ever-present threat of discovery and death In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period By turns thoughtful moving and amusing her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut shortFrom Amazon:A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith
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Howard Stern Comes AgainHoward Stern Comes Again
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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the WorldThe Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes…
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkFactfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the…
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The Diary of a Young GirlThe Diary of a Young Girl
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life Anne Franks remarkable diary has since become a world classica powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit In 1942 with Nazis occupying Holland a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding For the next two years until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo they and another family lived cloistered in the Secret Annex of an old office building Cut off from the outside world they faced hunger boredom the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters and the ever-present threat of discovery and death In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period By turns thoughtful moving and amusing her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut shortFrom Amazon:A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith
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Professionals & Academics

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and…
Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.
from Willink, Jocko, ISBN: 9781250183866
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Reference & Collections

Benjamin Franklin: An American LifeBenjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
from Isaacson, Walter, ISBN: 9780743258074
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Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest SourcesMuhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
from Lings, Martin, ISBN: 9781594771538
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Split ToothSplit Tooth
from Tagaq, Tanya, ISBN: 9780670070091
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Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging BrainDancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For…
from Sawatsky, Jarem, ISBN: 9780995324206
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Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian SniperUnflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper
pp. xi 238. "Elite sniper Jody Mitic loved being a soldier. His raw, candid, and engrossing memoir follows his personal journey into the Canadian military, through sniper training, and firefights in Afghanistan, culminating on the fateful night when he stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs below the knees."
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I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
paperback. Pages Number: 304 Language: English. Publisher: Ballantine. Book Description Sent by their mother to live with their devout. self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town. Maya and her other. Bailey. endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local powhitetrash. At eight years old and back at her mother s side in St. Louis. Maya is attacked by a man many times her age-and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later. in San Francisco. Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others. her own strong spirit. and the ideas of great authors (I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.
from Angelou, Maya, ISBN: 9780345514400
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My Sister RosaMy Sister Rosa
from Larbalestier, Justine, ISBN: 9781616958176
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The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic WildernessThe Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His…
from Campbell, James, ISBN: 9780743453141
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Sports & Outdoors

Hello, Friends!: Stories from My Life and Blue Jays BaseballHello, Friends!: Stories from My Life and Blue…
from Howarth, Jerry, ISBN: 9781770414983
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The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak PerformanceThe TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of…
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Travel

Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and IndonesiaEat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition: One…
A transformational journey through Italy India and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion-the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things This beautifully written heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success marriage house in the country career and find instead what she truly wanted from life Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali By turns rapturous and rueful this wise and funny author whom Booklist calls Anne Lamotts hip yoga- practicing footloose younger sister is poised to garner yet more adoring fansFrom Amazon:If wisdom could be traded like currency, author Elizabeth Gilbert would be a wealthier woman by far, though it's likely her fabulous memoir, Eat Pray Love, racked up a few bucks during its stay on the New York Times bestseller list. What Gilbert imparts in her story--basically, bracing self-knowledge acquired during a year of travel following a bitter divorce and a shattered rebound romance--is at once astounding yet totally obvious. As Gilbert would attest, albeit more eloquently, the most important stuff in life is pretty much under our noses, but we occasionally have to shake ourselves senseless in order to see it (enlisting a guru and a medicine man are highly recommended). Take this simple but devastating observation posited while Gilbert was on the final leg of a global tour. "I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and then I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been the victim of my own optimism." Ten million women are smiling wry smiles and nodding their heads in agreement (men too, probably, but the book has a definite female skew). Such emotional bulls-eyes are hit early and often in Eat Pray Love, each seemingly more poignant than the last. Alternately funny and heartbreaking and always deeply resonant, Eat Pray Love, takes the reader on two epic journeys – one through Italy, India and Indonesia and the other deep inside Gilbert's intense psyche. Charles Montgomery's towering The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia notwithstanding, travel memoirs just don't get any better than that. --Kim Hughes
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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and IndonesiaEat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything…
From Amazon:If wisdom could be traded like currency, author Elizabeth Gilbert would be a wealthier woman by far, though it's likely her fabulous memoir, Eat Pray Love, racked up a few bucks during its stay on the New York Times bestseller list. What Gilbert imparts in her story--basically, bracing self-knowledge acquired during a year of travel following a bitter divorce and a shattered rebound romance--is at once astounding yet totally obvious. As Gilbert would attest, albeit more eloquently, the most important stuff in life is pretty much under our noses, but we occasionally have to shake ourselves senseless in order to see it (enlisting a guru and a medicine man are highly recommended). Take this simple but devastating observation posited while Gilbert was on the final leg of a global tour. "I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and then I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been the victim of my own optimism." Ten million women are smiling wry smiles and nodding their heads in agreement (men too, probably, but the book has a definite female skew). Such emotional bulls-eyes are hit early and often in Eat Pray Love, each seemingly more poignant than the last. Alternately funny and heartbreaking and always deeply resonant, Eat Pray Love, takes the reader on two epic journeys – one through Italy, India and Indonesia and the other deep inside Gilbert's intense psyche. Charles Montgomery's towering The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia notwithstanding, travel memoirs just don't get any better than that. --Kim Hughes
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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the WorldTales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the…
I move throughout the world without a plan guided by instinct connecting through trust and constantly watching for serendipitous opportunities From the PrefaceTales of a Female Nomad is the story of Rita Golden Gelman an ordinary woman who is living an extraordinary existence At the age of forty-eight on the verge of a divorce Rita left an elegant life in L A to follow her dream of connecting with people in cultures all over the world In 1986 she sold her possessions and became a nomad living in a Zapotec village in Mexico sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo visited trance healers and dens of black magic and cooked with women on fires all over the world Ritas example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy the exuberance and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults
from Gelman, Rita Golden, ISBN: 9780609809549
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