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Author : Marilyn Monroe
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
Release : 2006-11-25
Page : 176
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1589795016
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Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In this intimate account of a very public life, she tells of her first (non-consensual) sexual experience, her romance with the Yankee Clipper, and her prescient vision of herself as "the kind of girl they found dead in the hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand." The Marilyn in these pages is a revelation: a gifted, intelligent, vulnerable woman who was far more complex than the unwitting sex siren she portrayed on screen. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Marilyn, this special book celebrates the life and career of an American icon—-from the unique perspective of the icon herself.


Author : Elizabeth A. Smart
Chris Stewart
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2015-11-03
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781250056696
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How did Elizabeth Smart survive nine months in captivity-and manage to forge a new life for herself? This is her story. On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life. "The inspirational and ultimately redemptive story of a teenage girl's descent into hell... and of the faith that fueled her determination to survive." -Kirkus Reviews In My Story, Smart tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she convinced her captors to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served. "[The book's] power lies in the way Smart presents herself-stronger but somehow still innocent." -The New Yorker


Author : Deborah Ellis
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Release : 2019-09-01
Page : 224
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1773061348
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Deborah Ellis, activist and award-winning author of The Breadwinner interviews young people involved in the criminal justice system and lets them tell their own stories. Jamar found refuge in a gang after leaving an abusive home where his mother stole from him. Fred was arrested for assault with a weapon, public intoxication and attacking his mother while on drugs. Jeremy first went to court at age fourteen (“Court gives you the feeling that you can never make up for what you did, that you’re just bad forever”) but now wears a Native Rights hat to remind him of his strong Métis heritage. Kate, charged with petty theft and assault, finally found a counselor who treated her like a person for the first time. Many readers will recognize themselves, or someone they know, somewhere in these stories. Being lucky or unlucky after making a mistake. The encounter with a mean cop or a good one. Couch-surfing, or being shunted from one foster home to another. The kids in this book represent a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities. Every story is different, but there are common threads — loss of parenting, dislocation, poverty, truancy, addiction, discrimination. The book also includes the points of view of family members as well as “voices of experience” — adults looking back at their own experiences as young offenders. Most of all, this book leaves readers asking the most pressing questions of all. Does it make sense to put kids in jail? Can’t we do better? Have we forgotten that we were once teens ourselves, feeling powerless to change our lives, confused about who we were and what we wanted, and quick to make a move without a thought for the consequences? Key Text Features illustrations photographs further reading glossary resources Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.


Author : Kamala Das
Publisher : D C Books
Release : 2011-03-15
Page : 142
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9788126437863
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First published in Malayalam in 1973, My Story, Kamala Das' sensational autobiography, shocked readers with its total disregard for mindless conventions and its fearless articulation of a subject still considered taboo. Depicting the author's intensely personal experiences in her passage to womanhood and shedding light on the hypocrisies that informed traditional society, this memoir was far ahead of its time and is now acknowledged as a bona fide masterpiece.


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Author : Bobby Orr
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2013-10-15
Page : 340
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0143188682
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One of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr. From 1966 through the mid-70s he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. Orr could do things that others simply couldn’t, and while teammates and opponents alike scrambled to keep up, at times they could do little more than stop and watch. Many of his records still stand today and he remains the gold standard by which all other players are judged. Mention his name to any hockey fan – or to anyone in New England – and a look of awe will appear.


Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2014-10-07
Page : 250
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1443441759
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One of the most recognized and remarkable women of the twentieth century, Eleanor Roosevelt led a rare and privileged life. In This Is My Story, first published in 1937, Roosevelt reflects on her childhood, early adulthood, and the years of her marriage before moving in to the White House. With startling frankness, Roosevelt reveals and examines the events and people who shaped her life, including her famous uncle, Theodore Roosevelt, and the man who would become her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt went on to publish numerous other works, both biographical and political, including This I Remember and On My Own, memoirs of life as first lady of the United States, and of life following the death of her husband. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.


Author : Jesse Thistle
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-08-06
Page : 368
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1982101237
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*#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction *Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards *Winner, High Plains Book Awards *Finalist, CBC Canada Reads *A Globe and Mail Book of the Year *An Indigo Book of the Year *A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heartwarming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education—and newfound love—he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.


Author : Vincent Goebel
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-09
Page : 288
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1477150579
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THE STORY OF THE GOEBEL FAMILY IS PROBABLY NOT AN EXCEPTIONAL TALE. EVEN THOUGH, I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF A STORY TELLER I WILL TRY TO TELL IT. I WILL START WITH MY GRANDPARENTS. I NEVER KNEW MY MOTHER'S FATHER (MY GRANDFATHER) BECAUSE HE DIED BEFORE I WAS BORN. HE APPARENTLY WAS AN INTERESTING MAN. THE INFORMATION I HAVE ABOUT MY GRAND FATHER, I RECEIVED FROM MY GRAND MOTHER, MY MOTHER, AND MY SISTER, THEY TOLD ME MANY STORIES ABOUT HIM AFTER MY MOTHER DIED MY SISTER SENT ME NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, WRITTEN NOTES, PICTURES, BOOKS, BIRTH RECORDS, ETC, THAT SHE FOUND, WITH MY MOTHER'S THINGS. THIS STORY CONTAINS THE INFORMATION THAT CAME FROM THE OLD NEWSPAPERS, SOME FROM THE RECORDS AND SOME ARE THE THINGS I REMEMBER MY MOTHER TELLING ME ABOUT HIM, MY GRANDFATHER'S NAME WAS AUGUST JOHANN ANDORAS PULS VON ROHR. AS HIS NAME INDICATES, HIS FAMILY WAS OF THE PRUSSIAN NOBILITY.


Author : Gemma La Guardia Gluck
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Page : 116
Category : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
ISBN 13 :
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Born in 1883 in the Dakota Territories, Gemma LaGuardia Gluck was the daughter of an American bandleader and European mother of aristocratic Italian Jewish lineage. She was the sister of beloved New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Gemma and her Hungarian Jewish husband were living in Budapest in 1944 when Nazi troops stormed the city. The Gestapo arrested her as a political prisoner because she was LaGuardia's sister. In her own words she recounts the plight of Budapest's Jews, deportation to Mauthausen with her husband, and enslavement at Ravensbruck, a notorious concentration camp for women. With painful sensitivity she chronicles unspeakable evil, kindness at great risk, and courage among women in a prefeminist world. Most of Gemma's story tells of the ordeal she and her family endured during the Holocaust and after in displaced persons camps. But she also recalls girlhood in the Old West, Native Americans befriended by her mother, international travel with her father, and her brother's ambitions and rise to success. She remembers fondly balmy days in prewar Budapest, and her return to postwar New York City where she lived until her death in 1962.


Author : Jasper
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-04-29
Page : 110
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1514471892
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This book describes my life as a Christian. I became a Christian at the age of 9 in the First Baptist Church of Guymon, Oklahoma. I was called into special service at the age of 15 while living in Borger, Texas. I was chosen to lead the singing in the Calvary Baptist Church, Borger, at the age of 17. I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend at the Glorieta, New Mexico church encampment before the church chose me to lead their Sunday morning music. I also was fortunate enough to go to youth camp in the Oklahoma panhandle as a young convert. This is where I learned to study and appreciate reading the Holy Bible. My life has taken many twists and turns along the way. I did not have a career in business. My time was spent as a missionary wherever I was sent. I did not stay too long in one place. I am now 64 years old and I am a member of Second Baptist Church, of Houston. I have attended Second for over 10 years. In the summer months, between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I sold Bible Encyclopedias door-to-door in the Spartanburg, South Carolina area.


Author : Dale Winton
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-01-31
Page : 448
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1448135443
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For over 25 years, Dale Winton (1955-2018) was one of Britain's most popular stars. His warm and winning ways made him one of Britain's most popular and powerful personalities on TV, radio and with live audiences everywhere – but Dale's life was far from perfect. The story of his private life was traumatic and eventful, a tale of childhood insecurity, poverty and heartbreaking family tragedy – but also courage, commitment and strength. In this emotional, heartfelt book, Dale discusses the problems, the pain and the personalities of a life lived to the full in the mad world of showbusiness – as well as his plastic surgery, his lifelong battle with his weight, and the complicated truth about his sexuality. Rawest and most affecting is his honest account of his relationship with his parents, his bullying father who died on the day of Dale’s bar mitzvah – but particularly his close relationship with his troubled mother, whose struggle with depression ended with her taking her own life, her body found by Dale just days after his 21st birthday. With an eye to the future as well as his fascinating past, Dale Winton's autobiography will make compelling reading for millions, testament to the legacy of one of Britain's great entertainers.


Author : Dulcie Monroe
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2014-11-25
Page : 112
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1496950623
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This book details short stories and poetry that I have written since the start of high school. A lot of the material came from the heart, to how I was feeling during the experience at the time. I have worked hard in the last twenty-two years on this and finally came to the conclusion that it is time to get this work published. A lot of sweat, tears, fears, and whatnot came into this work, and I hope you enjoy it as much I have. I hope that anyone going through hard times can relate and find my thoughts and my writing more than understanding. Please sit back and enjoy, and I hope to hear from you soon.


Author : Bridget Awunor-Maestrelli
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2021-02-09
Page : 64
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1665582162
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_________About The Book__________ The book MY STORY is a brief personal history of a lady who was born into a family with unclear ancestral history. Some bizarre occurrences had reportedly taken place in the family decades before she was born. However, in spite of her ignorance of the circumstances that pre-dated her birth, she was not free from the obstacles of life precipitated by those circumstances. She suffered some spiritual afflictions as explained in parts of the book and was at some point almost renouncing her belief in God until the Holy Spirit took care of her and set her free from bondage. She tells her story to correct the misconceptions about her and also inspire others who my similarly walk the same path of life.


Author : MarieLove
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2008-04-23
Page : 66
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 146531928X
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After Pi Pre w (meaning Closer to you) MarieLove took a long restless break to carefully put together this collection of poems that epitomize the meaning of an emotional honesty. Its My Story is a poetic ensemble that can be interlaced into your own story, because surely youve been through some of those silent moments too. Emptiness, Passion, Faith, and Emotion are the different themes presented in this book with an intellectual keenness. There are pieces that depict lifes watershed, others speak of spirituality, and some others speak of some mere experiences in life and love. Somewhere along these poetic lines, you should be able to find yourself. You owe it to yourself; you owe it to your life You owe it to your heart (from One Promise) After all, it is your Story too! For more information, please visit www.marielovebooks.com.


Author : Julia Gillard
Publisher : Random House Australia
Release : 2014-09-24
Page : 512
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0857983911
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'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.' On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot. The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th prime minister, and our first female leader. Australia was alive to the historic possibilities. Here was a new approach for a new time. It was to last three extraordinary years. This is Julia Gillard's chronicle of that turbulent time, a strikingly candid self-portrait of a political leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse and robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for our future. This is a politician driven by a sense of purpose - from campus days with the Australian Union of Students, to a career in the law, to her often gritty, occasionally glittering rise up the ranks of the Australian Labor Party. Refreshingly honest, peppered with a wry humour and personal insights, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors, misjudgements, and policy failures as well as detailing her political successes. Here is an account of what was hidden behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister, her view of the vicious hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means - and what it takes - to be a woman leader in contemporary politics. Here, in her own words, Julia Gillard reveals what life was really like as Australia's first female prime minister.


Author : Terry Horn
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2015-12-04
Page : 48
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1514428105
Description :


To my Beloved Nubian people of color, and those who are interested in this book entitled My Story My Way. The problem that I faced, and went through my everyday life. What I say in this book, may not be for everybody. If you`re not interested, either throw the book away or give it to someone else. You`ll be wasting your time and mine.


Author : Bernice Berger Miller
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-05-10
Page : 108
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 1468594230
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A person without a functioning liver will die. Until a mere 30 years ago, there was no solution for millions suffering from many forms of liver disease, one of which is Hepatitis C, The Silent Killer. The Solution? Transplantation. LIVER TRANSPLANT: MY STORY describes my experience from the first moment of realization that my liver was diseased through to the pre-transplant, actual transplant, and post-transplant periods. It makes clear what the body is going through and what it will go through. All medical descriptions are defined in layman's terms and made completely understandable. It answers many questions such as, "What does the liver do?" This book is written for all those patients who are transplant candidates. It attempts to allay the anxiety they may have as they approach unknown territory. It makes the unknown known, thereby removing the mystery of the impending experience. It also speaks loudly of the inherent value of believing that all will be well. It assures the patient that the miracle of transplantation transforms what had been a death sentence into a gift of life. And here I am, writing all about it.


Author : De Emmett Bradshaw
Publisher :
Release : 1941
Page : 335
Category :
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Author : J Eberly
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
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ISBN 13 : 1300822414
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Author : Steven Gerrard
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-09-30
Page : 464
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1448157943
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Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC and a key member of the England team. His bestselling autobiography, Gerrard, published in September 2006, is an honest and fascinating account of his life-long obsession with football and the tensions and thrills of playing at the top level. Now the book is available in this abridged version that is perfect for all young football fans.