Archive For The “Memoir” Category
By Deborah Curtis
The single in-depth biographical account of the lead singer of pleasure department, written through his widow.
Revered by means of his friends -- Bono defined his voice as "holy" -- and idolized via his lovers, Ian Curtis left at the back of a legacy wealthy in inventive genius. He was once a spell binding performer on stange, but additionally introverted and at risk of mode swings. Engimantic to the final, Ian Curtis died via his personal hand on 18 might 1980.
Touching from a Distance describes Curtis's existence from his early teenage years to his untimely loss of life at the eve of pleasure Division's first American journey. It tells how, with a spouse, baby and drawing close overseas repute, he used to be seduced by means of the honor of an early grave. What have been the explanations for his fascination with dying? have been his darkish, brooding lyrics an inventive exorcism? In Touching from a Distance Curtis's widow, Deborah, explains the drama of his existence and the tragedy of his death.
Includes discography, gig record and an entire set of Curtis's lyrics, a few of which look in print for the 1st time.
By Simone de Beauvoir
Translated by way of Patrick O'Brian
A really easy demise has lengthy been one in all Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly relocating, daily recounting of her mother’s demise “shows the ability of compassion whilst it's allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph).
Powerful, touching, and occasionally surprising, this can be an end-of-life account that no reader is probably going to fail to remember.
By Joseph S. Bonsall
For greater than forty years, the mythical Oak Ridge Boys (40 million files bought) were at the street pleasing sold-out audiences with their vintage hit songs like "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue," "Thank God for Kids," etc. As their lovers will testify, an Oak Ridge Boys live performance is an unforgettable experience.
These "on the road" tales, written via tenor Joseph S. Bonsall and spanning the 4 a long time because the current staff got here jointly, will carry laughter, perception, and heartfelt appreciation to their fanatics younger and old.
You'll learn about...The religion shared by way of all 4 "Oaks" the behind the scenes goings-on of The Oak Ridge Boys what "the Boys" do at the travel bus tales approximately specified lovers they've met down over the years their shock mega-hit, "Elvira" and the way it took place "Join me as I take you at the highway with The Oak Ridge Boys. We'll revisit a few of our favourite live shows, reminisce approximately a few previous acquaintances, and I'll allow you to in on what occurs behind the curtain. Come on along!" Oak Ridge Boy Joseph S. Bonsall
By Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry invitations readers to take a glimpse at his lifestyles tale within the unputdownable extra idiot Me.
It is a heady story of the past due Eighties and early Nineties, within which Stephen - ever extra pushed to create, practice and entertain - burned brilliant and partied not easy with a number of well-known and notorious associates, whatever the consequences.
This electrical and notable ebook unearths a brand new aspect to Mr Fry.
Stephen Fry is an award-winning comic, actor, presenter and director. He rose to repute along Hugh Laurie in a little Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was once unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He additionally provided Stephen Fry: the key lifetime of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar sickness, to large severe acclaim. His legions of enthusiasts music in to observe him host the preferred quiz exhibit QI each one week.
By Glyn Johns
Born simply outdoor London in 1942, Glyn Johns was once 16 years outdated on the sunrise of rock and roll. His great holiday as a manufacturer got here at the Steve Miller Band's debut album, Children of the Future, and he went directly to engineer or produce iconic albums for the easiest within the enterprise: Abbey Road with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin's and the Eagles' debuts, Who's Next via the Who, and so forth. much more notable, Johns used to be maybe the single individual on a given day within the studio who was once totally sober, and so he's the most trustworthy and clear-eyed insiders to inform those tales today.
during this interesting and observant memoir, Johns takes us on a journey of his international through the heady years of the sixties, with beguiling tales that would satisfaction song lovers internationally: he recalls assisting to get the Steve Miller Band published from prison almost immediately after their arrival in London, he remembers his impressions of John and Yoko in the course of the Let It Be classes, and he recounts operating into Bob Dylan at JFK and being requested to paintings on a collaborative album with him, the Stones, and the Beatles, which by no means got here to cross. Johns was once there in the course of essentially the most iconic moments in rock background, together with the Stones' first eu travel, Jimi Hendrix's visual appeal at Albert corridor in London, and the Beatles' ultimate functionality at the roof in their Savile Row recording studio.
Johns's profession has been lengthy and prolific, and he's nonetheless at it—over the final twenty years he has labored with Crosby, Stills & Nash; Emmylou Harris; Linda Ronstadt; Band of Horses; and, such a lot lately, Ryan Adams. Sound Man presents a firsthand glimpse into the artwork of constructing tune and divulges how the industry—like musicians themselves—has replaced due to the fact that these freewheeling first years of rock and roll.
By Nikos Kazantzakis, P. A. Bien
2012 Retail epub. fortunately filling a request
Disarmingly own and extremely philosophical, Report to Greco is a fictionalized account of Greek thinker and author Nikos Kazantzakis’s personal existence, a type of highbrow autobiography that leads readers via his wide-ranging observations on every little thing from the Hegelian dialectic to the character of human life, all framed as a report back to the Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco. The assuredness of Kazantzakis’s prose and the nimbleness of his pondering as he grapples with life’s crucial questions—who are we, and the way should still we be within the world?—will motivate awe and greater than a bit mirrored image from readers trying to solution those questions for themselves.
By Tristan Jones
Yarns is a set of a few of Jones' most interesting tales. He tells how he begun his writing profession, and attracts on his many adventures to rouse a number of the memorable humans he has met and to explain essentially the most attractive cruising grounds on the planet.
By norman malcolm
Ludwig Wittgenstein continues to be some of the most strong impacts on modern philosophy, but he avoided exposure and was once an incredibly deepest guy. His pal Norman Malcolm (himself an eminent thinker) wrote this remarkably vibrant own memoir of Wittgenstein--first released in 1958 to extensive approval for its relocating and fair portrait of the talented but tricky guy. And, even supposing a lot has been released approximately Wittgenstein on the grounds that his dying, not anything brings us in the direction of the thinker himself than this modest vintage. Now in a brand new version, it contains the entire textual content of the fifty-seven letters that Wittgenstein wrote to Malcolm over a interval of 11 years, revealing how friendship deeply mattered to Wittgenstein: he advises, warns, jokes, and is thankful and affectionate. the amount additionally encompasses a concise biographical comic strip through Georg Henrik von Wright, one other major thinker and good friend of Wittgenstein.
By Sol Wachtler
Riding down the new york limited-access highway in November of 1992, Sol Wachtler was once New York’s leader pass judgement on and inheritor obvious to the hot York governorship. unexpectedly, 3 van a great deal of FBI brokers swerved in entrance of him—bringing his vehicle and his criminal profession to a halt. Wachtler's next arrest, conviction, and incarceration for harassing his longtime lover induced a media feeding frenzy, revealing to the area his struggles with romantic attachment, manic melancholy, and drug abuse.
In this, his felony diary, Wachtler finds the stark truth in the back of his vertiginous fall from the heights of the felony institution to the underbelly of the felony justice process. Sentenced to a medium defense criminal in Butner, North Carolina, Wachtler is stabbed by means of an unseen assailant, berated via legal guards, and time and again put in solitary confinement with out rationalization. furthermore, as a prisoner he confronts firsthand the inequities of a procedure his judicial rulings helped to build and befriends the kind of humans he as soon as sentenced.
With unflinching honesty, Wachtler attracts on his special adventure of residing lifestyles on each side of the bench to color a chilling portrait of legal existence interwoven with a no-holds-barred research of the shortcomings of the yank felony justice approach.
By Nora Pouillon
A perfectly enticing memoir from the girl who based America’s first qualified natural eating place, My natural Life is the tale of an unheralded culinary pioneer who made it her challenge to carry scrumptious, healthy meals to the yankee table.
whereas turning out to be up on a farm within the Austrian Alps and later in Vienna, Nora Pouillon was once surrounded by way of clean and scrumptious meals. So whilst she and her French husband moved to Washington, D.C., within the Sixties, she was once horrified to find a culinary tradition ruled by way of hormone-bloated meat and unseasonal greens. the gap among strong, fit produce and what even the pinnacle eating places have been serving used to be significant, and Nora was firm to bridge that gap.
First as a cooking instructor, then as a restaurant proprietor, and at last because the country’s finest natural restaurateur, she charted a direction that eternally replaced our courting with what we devour. because it opened in 1979, her eponymous eating place has been a sizzling spot for journalists, celebrities, and politicians—from Jimmy Carter to the Obamas—alike. alongside the way in which, Nora redefined what foodstuff may be, forging shut relationships with neighborhood manufacturers and launching tasks to take the natural circulate mainstream.
As a lot the tale of America’s postwar culinary historical past because it is a memoir, My natural Life encompasses the start of the farm-to-table move, the proliferation of greenmarkets around the kingdom, and the evolution of the chef into social recommend. Spanning the final 40 years of our courting with food, My natural Life is the deeply own, powerfully felt tale of the natural revolution—by the not going heroine at its leading edge.