Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Filename: encyclopedia-of-an-ordinary-life.pdf
ISBN: 9780307420657
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Number of pages: 240
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life in PDF and EPUB How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book. From the Hardcover edition.


Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Filename: encyclopedia-of-an-ordinary-life.pdf
ISBN: 0307420655
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Number of pages: 240
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life in PDF and EPUB How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book. From the Hardcover edition.


Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Filename: encyclopedia-of-an-ordinary-life.pdf
ISBN: 9781400080465
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 225
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life in PDF and EPUB An offbeat memoir is written in the form of an encyclopedia in which the author chronicles her life through a series of alphabetical entries that cover both the trivial and the essential elements of her world as she ponders everything from love and truthto shower tiles.


Encyclopedia of Me

Filename: encyclopedia-of-me.pdf
ISBN: 080418612X
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Number of pages: 400
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Potter Style

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Me in PDF and EPUB 300 inspired prompts by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. 6.25" x 8.25"


Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Filename: textbook-amy-krouse-rosenthal.pdf
ISBN: 9781101985021
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Number of pages: 320
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal in PDF and EPUB The bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Ten years after her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, #1 New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal delivers a book full of her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative, wistful reflections, and insightful wit. It is a mighty, life-affirming work that sheds light on all the ordinary and extraordinary ways we are connected. Like she did with Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal ingeniously adapts a standard format—a textbook, this time—to explore life’s lessons and experiences into a funny, wise, and poignant work of art. Not exactly a memoir, not just a collection of observations, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a beautiful exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet and speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive. “…a groundbreaking new twist on the traditional literary experience… Textbook is a delightful collection of interesting scenarios that directly point to life lessons. Rosenthal manages to spotlight grand moments and everyday moments with equal curiosity, proving that it can be both a privilege — and petrifying — to peek into one’s humanity.”—Associated Press “Rosenthal is a marvel… a talented storyteller with an experimental flair for formatting… This engaging, playful, and clever glimpse into one woman’s life offers lots of photographs, graphic illustrations, and diagrams, resulting in a book that will make readers smile as their notions of story delivery expand.” —Booklist


The Golden Book of Fortune Telling

Filename: the-golden-book-of-fortune-telling.pdf
ISBN: 9781452158198
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Number of pages: 368
Author: Carey Jones
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Download and read online The Golden Book of Fortune Telling in PDF and EPUB With a beautiful golden package and a broad range of fortune-telling, this brilliant little gift book is an eye-catching guide to understanding the future for anyone curious about what fate has in store for them. Behind the golden cover and gold page edges, it dives into the meaning of names, zodiac signs, and birthdays, unveils the significance behind friendships, color choices, and love interests, and provides fun and entertaining predictions for everything, from career to self-fulfillment, romance, and health. A companion to the bestselling Fortune-Telling series, The Golden Book of Fortune-Telling invites amateur astrologists, fortune-tellers, and mystics to uncover what is foretold and attract good fortune wherever they go.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Filename: the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks.pdf
ISBN: 9780230752771
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Number of pages: 384
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Download and read online The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in PDF and EPUB The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. ‘No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book’ Hilary Mantel, Guardian ‘An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman’s cells have saved countless lives’ Daily Telegraph ‘A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent’ Metro


One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Filename: one-day-in-the-life-of-ivan-denisovich.pdf
ISBN: 9781466839410
Release Date: 2005-03-16
Number of pages: 200
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in PDF and EPUB The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.


A Fortunate Life

Filename: a-fortunate-life.pdf
ISBN: 9780857970077
Release Date: 1985-07-01
Number of pages: 168
Author: A B Facey
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online A Fortunate Life in PDF and EPUB The remarkable story of an 'ordinary' man. Bert Facey's childhood ended when he was eight years old. That was when his grandmother had to send him away to work for his keep. Bert grew up tough in the vast, wild outback of Western Australia. He lived to eighty-seven, and wrote down his extraordinary story for his grandchildren. In spite of its difficulties and sufferings, he always believed he had had 'a fortunate life'. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has been specially adapted for young readers.


Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life

Filename: encyclopaedia-of-an-ordinary-life.pdf
ISBN: 1843546833
Release Date: 2008-01
Number of pages: 226
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher:

Download and read online Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life in PDF and EPUB Encyclopaedia of an ordinary Life is a portrait of a life from A to Z, in which 'A' is for (amongst other things) the book's author and subject, Amy. It gathers together an informal, apparently random collection of the thoughts, memories, quirks, niggles, people, pets and places that together get straight to the heart of how it feels to live an everyday life. How else could you go from BUTTERSCOTCH, to DISHWASHER, to LACY UNDERSHIRTS, via a diagram illustrating the possible consequences of INTRODUCING A FRIEND TO A FRIEND? Amy's voice is witty, generous and rings absolutely true. Her delightful meanderings will make you laugh out loud and want to tell your friends. In a world saturated with stories of the extraordinary lives we aren't living, Encyclopaedia is a celebration of the just plain ordinary, in all its glory.


Ordinary People

Filename: ordinary-people.pdf
ISBN: 0140065172
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Number of pages: 263
Author: Judith Guest
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Ordinary People in PDF and EPUB GUEST/ORDINARY PEOPLE


The Encyclopedia of the Dead

Filename: the-encyclopedia-of-the-dead.pdf
ISBN: 9780141396996
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Number of pages: 192
Author: Danilo Kiš
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Encyclopedia of the Dead in PDF and EPUB A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sister and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are brought to life in the almighty Encyclopaedia of the Dead. In this wide-ranging collection of stories about humanity, society and relationships, Kiš plays with the distinction between fact and fiction, horro and comedy, drawing on key influences such as James Joyce and Franz Kafka. This was Kiš's final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983.


Nothing To Envy

Filename: nothing-to-envy.pdf
ISBN: 9781847083371
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Number of pages: 336
Author: Barbara Demick
Publisher: Granta

Download and read online Nothing To Envy in PDF and EPUB North Korea is Orwell’s 1984 made reality: it is the only country in the world not connected to the internet; Gone with the Wind is a dangerous, banned book; during political rallies, spies study your expression to check your sincerity. After the death of the country’s great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and Nothing to Envy – winner of the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction – weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea’s third-largest city. From extensive interviews and with tenacious investigative work, Barbara Demick has recreated the concerns, culture and lifestyles of North Korean citizens in a gripping narrative, and vividly reconstructed the inner workings of this extraordinary and secretive country.


Encyclopedia of Spirituality

Filename: encyclopedia-of-spirituality.pdf
ISBN: 1841810118
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 256
Author: Timothy Freke
Publisher: Godsfield Press

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Spirituality in PDF and EPUB This work aims to give readers the inspiration to begin a journey of spiritual awakening. Fully illustrated, it provides a broad overview of world religions aiming to capture the essence of spirituality, introducing the spiritual traditions of faiths including Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.


Stoner

Filename: stoner.pdf
ISBN: 9781448156023
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Number of pages: 320
Author: John Williams
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Stoner in PDF and EPUB 'It's the most marvellous discovery for everyone who loves literature' Ian McEwan, BBC Radio 4 Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer – in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet publication in the US, Stoner is finally finding the wide and devoted readership it deserves. Have you read it yet? William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely. Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.