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Author : Jamel Brinkley
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2018-05-01
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1555979955
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J’Ouvert can’t help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history. Jamel Brinkley’s stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.


Author : Fred Cochran
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2021-03-08
Page : 482
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1664161546
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Yesterday, today, tomorrow, and beyond, I will be ever thankful that the Lord gave me so many opportunities to go to the places I’ve gone, do the things I’ve done, meet the people I’ve met, and live long enough to share some of it with all of you. My life has been full of adventure and heartbreak, from the war in Vietnam to the trials of starting a family, but I appreciate the moments I’ve had, and I look forward to those that will come. If you enjoyed my journey so far, standby! There’s more to come. Live Lucky!


Author : Michael J. Fox
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2003-04-09
Page : 260
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1401397794
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A funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what it's like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-old's disease. "Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap." --Michael J. Fox In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease--a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. Now, with the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances over the last 18 years, he tells the story of his life, his career, and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinson's. Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life--from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity. Most importantly however, he writes of the last 10 years, during which--with the unswerving support of his wife, family, and friends--he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinson's has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He is a very lucky man, indeed. The Michael J. Fox Foundation Michael J. Fox is donating the profits from his book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which is dedicated to fast-forwarding the cure for Parkinson's disease. The Foundation will move aggressively to identify the most promising research and raise the funds to assure that a cure is found for the millions of people living with this disorder. The Foundation's web site, MichaelJFox.org, carries the latest pertinent information about Parkinson's disease, including: A detailed description of Parkinson's disease How you can help find the cure Public Services Announcements that are aired on network and cable television stations across the country to increase awareness Upcoming related Parkinson's disease events and meetings Updates on recent research and developments


Author : Robert Fulford
Publisher :
Release : 1988
Page : 260
Category : Art critics
ISBN 13 : 9780002154383
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Author : Greg Lake
Publisher : Constable
Release : 2017-06-29
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1472126475
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Greg Lake first won acclaim as lead vocalist, bass guitarist and producer when, together with Robert Fripp, he formed King Crimson. Their first album, the landmark In the Court of the Crimson King, co-produced by Greg, featured the iconic song '21st Century Schizoid Man'. King Crimson pioneered progressive rock and paved the way for many famous bands that followed, from Yes and Genesis to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. In 1970 Greg met fellow legend Keith Emerson during a North American tour; the two shared common bonds: European musical influences and a desire to reinterpret classical works while creating a new musical genre. After being introduced to drummer Carl Palmer, they formed the first progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer. To date ELP has sold over 50 million records. Lake produced Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Tarkus, Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Works Vol. 1 and 2, and two different live albums. All went platinum and featured a series of hit singles, most written and all sung by Lake. The three created a unique live theatrical performance which featured Emerson attacking his keyboards with knives, Palmer playing a 2.5 ton stainless steel kit and Lake performing on a £6,000 Persian rug which had its own roadie. One of their very first performances was at the historic Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 and they went on to headline California Jam, one of the biggest concerts of the 1970s, attended by 350,000 people. Probably the voice of his generation, Greg fronted the greatest rock supergroup of the 1970s but never held with the 'progressive' tag that attached itself to both the music and the excess. Lucky Man not only charts the highs and lows of a career in rock music but also reflects on the death of Keith Emerson last year, living with terminal cancer and the end of life. Greg can best be summed up by his now-famous line: 'Material wealth is a very fleeting pleasure ... when you can buy anything you want and do anything you want, you soon discover that you actually don't want any of it.'


Author : Samuel Edlow
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page : 166
Category : Engineering
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Author : Robert Hillman
Abdi Aden
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2015-06-01
Page : 304
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1460703723
Description :


A remarkably warm-hearted, uplifting and inspiring story of one boy's survival against the odds. Abdi's world fell apart when he was only fifteen and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some sixty others,heading to Kenya. On the way, death squads hunted them and they daily faced violence, danger and starvation. After almost four months, they arrived in at refugee camps in Kenya - of the group he'd set out with, only five had survived. All alone in the world and desperate to find his family, Abdi couldn't stay in Kenya, so he turned around and undertook the dangerous journey back to Mogadishu. But the search was fruitless, and eventually Abdi made his way - alone, with no money in his pockets - to Romania, then to Germany, completely dependent on the kindess of strangers. He was just seventeen years old when he arrived in Melbourne. He had no English, no family or friends, no money, no home. Yet, against the odds, he not only survived, he thrived. Abdi went on to complete secondary education and later university. He became a youth worker, was acknowledged with the 2007 Victorian Refugee Recognition Award and was featured in the SBS second series of Go Back to Where You Came From. Despite what he has gone through, Abdi is a most inspiring man, who is constantly thankful for his life and what he has. Everything he has endured and achieved is testament to his quiet strength and courage, his resilience and most of all, his warm-hearted, shining and enduring optimism. 'Powerful and uplifting' Bookseller + Publisher 'Aden's odyssey belongs to our time ... Here is a man who counts his blessings and has an inspiring story to tell.' Sydney Morning Herald


Author : Stanley Tollman
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Page : 560
Category : Businesspeople
ISBN 13 : 9780957030916
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Author : Thomas Jobling
Publisher : Book Reality Experience
Release : 2020-10-28
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780648949619
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Author : Jamal Brinkley
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Page : 194
Category :
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Author : Joseph Koefod
Publisher :
Release : 2001
Page : 295
Category : New South Wales
ISBN 13 : 9780646414652
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Author : Joseph Frederick Cullman
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 194
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780934037488
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Author : Monika R. Martyn
Publisher : Adelaide Books
Release : 2021-03-16
Page : 346
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781954351974
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Jack Spencer made a fatal mistake. One that landed him in the Pacific, literally without a paddle. As he struggles to survive the elements that the perilous blue throws at him, Jack comes to terms with the truth. He's guilty. The most prevalent mistake: an affair with the woman about to marry his best friend. But does the punishment of being set adrift on the ocean warrant the crime? Only he can answer, only one person can save him. As soon as Myra Spencer reaches Hawaii, her senses shift into overdrive. Her son, Jack, is missing. But everyone downplays his vanishing act as part of a playful charade, too much of a good thing, (rumors of a mysterious beauty surface) and copious amounts of booze before a wedding that will never take place. But as his mother, Myra knows better. Jack's in trouble. Only she has no way to prove it-other than the suspicions her heart dictates. Dumbfounded, Kai Hale holds the paddle belonging to his missing canoe in hand. The canoe is his lifeline to make amends with a mounting debt. Slowly his life collides with the Spencers, and the reality of Jack's disappearance is tied to his canoe. But why? That is the question everyone is desperate to answer. What Jack can't know is that he's on course with destiny. A path that leads him to an island and people who await his arrival. An island not charted on anyone's map. The truth changes everything. Monika R. Martyn is a nomadic writer and minimalist. Her short stories have been published online and in print at Adelaide Literary, Awakened Voices, Confluence Magazine, Mused Literary, Vine Leaves Press, among others. She is currently the editor of Canadian Culture at BellaOnline and has completed certificates in fiction writing, editing, research methods, and creativity training. Her novel, The Lucky Man-An Act of Malice, is her debut novel.


Author : Jack Driscoll
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2000
Page : 264
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780393319453
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Probation officer Perry Lafond approaches forty with feelings of dread as he navigates his wife's obsession with becoming pregnant and his own fantasies about other women. Reprint.


Author : Les Berger
Publisher :
Release : 2007
Page : 43
Category : Holocaust survivors
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Author : Charlotte Cooper
Publisher :
Release : 2006*
Page : 8
Category : O lucky man! (Motion picture)
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Julie McFarlane
New Readers Project
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Page : 29
Category : Readers
ISBN 13 : 9781868406791
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Author : Mark Salter
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-10-13
Page : 608
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1982120932
Description :


A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors. More so than almost anyone outside of McCain’s immediate family, Mark Salter had unparalleled access to and served to influence the Senator’s thoughts and actions, cowriting seven books with him and acting as a valued confidant. Now, in The Luckiest Man, Salter draws on the storied facets of McCain’s early biography as well as the later-in-life political philosophy for which the nation knew and loved him, delivering an intimate and comprehensive account of McCain’s life and philosophy. Salter covers all the major events of McCain’s life—his peripatetic childhood, his naval service—but introduces, too, aspects of the man that the public rarely saw and hardly knew. Woven throughout this narrative is also the story of Salter and McCain’s close relationship, including how they met, and why their friendship stood the test of time in a political world known for its fickle personalities and frail bonds. Through Salter’s revealing portrayal of one of our country’s finest public servants, McCain emerges as both the man we knew him to be and also someone entirely new. Glimpses of his restlessness, his curiosity, his courage, and sentimentality are rendered with sensitivity and care—as only Mark Salter could provide. The capstone to Salter’s intimate and decades-spanning time with the Senator, The Luckiest Man is the authoritative last word on the stories McCain was too modest to tell himself and an influential life not soon to be forgotten.


Author : Nora Ephron
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release : 2014-06-04
Page : 76
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 082222965X
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LUCKY GUY marks a return to Nora Ephron's journalistic roots. The charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary covered the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s. From his sensational reporting of New York's major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes the story of McAlary's meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.


Author : Ernest John Mann
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Page : 143
Category :
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