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Bettyville

Bettyville
  • Author : George Hodgman
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  • Release Date :2015-03-10
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0698158458
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD “A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom.” —Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club “The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman’s New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return. From the Hardcover edition.

Bettyville

Bettyville
  • Author : George Hodgman
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  • Release Date :2016-07-14
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 147364965X
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Summary : 'OUR FAVOURITE READS OF 2016' THE TIMES | A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A BOOK THAT HAS YOU EMAILING FRIENDS "YOU HAVE TO READ THIS"' The Sunday Times - 'A WARM AND POIGNANT MEMOIR' Daily Express - 'WITHOUT A DOUBT MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR' Nathan Lane, Wall Street Journal Signed by Paramount for TV starring Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine & Tony-winner Matthew Broderick A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother with dementia - a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself-an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook-in a head-on collision with his ageing mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure-the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town-crumbling but still colourful-to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman's New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return.

Bettyville

Bettyville
  • Author : George Hodgman
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  • Release Date :2016-02-02
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0143107887
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Summary : Originally published: New York: Viking, 2015.

The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies
  • Author : Betsy Lerner
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  • Release Date :2016-05-03
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0062354485
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Summary : A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn’t deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother’s Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won—but never-too-late—bond between mother and daughter.

Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society

Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society
  • Author : Cork Historical and Archaeological Society
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  • Release Date :1896
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Includes lists of members.

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness
  • Author : Sarah Ramey
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  • Release Date :2020-03-17
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 0385534086
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Summary : The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey’s years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head—but wasn’t. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored. In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn't diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological. The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness is a memoir with a mission: to help the millions of (mostly) women who suffer from unnamed or misunderstood conditions--autoimmune illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Lyme disease, chronic pain, and many more. Ramey's pursuit of a diagnosis and cure for her own mysterious illness becomes a page-turning medical mystery that reveals a new understanding of today's chronic illnesses as ecological in nature, driven by modern changes to the basic foundations of health, from the quality of our sleep, diet, and social connections to the state of our microbiomes. Her book will open eyes, change lives, and, ultimately, change medicine.

Bobby Wonderful

Bobby Wonderful
  • Author : Bob Morris
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  • Release Date :2015-06-02
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 145553014X
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Summary : His mother's last word was his name. His father's was "Wonderful." Together they inspired the title for this true story of love and redemption. Bob Morris was always the entertainer in his family, but not always a perfect son. When he finds his parents approaching the end of their lives, he begins to see his relationship to them in a whole new light and it changes his way of thinking. How does an adult child with flaws and limitations figure out how to do his best for his ailing parents while still carrying on and enjoying his own life? And when their final days on earth come, how can he give them the best possible end? In the tradition of bestselling memoirs by Christopher Buckley, Joan Didion, and with a dash of David Sedaris, BOBBY WONDERFUL recounts two poignant deaths and one family's struggle to find the silver lining in them. As accessible as he is insightful, Bob Morris infuses each moment of his profound emotional journey with dark comedy, spiritual inquiry and brutally honest self-examination. This is a little book. But it captures a big and universal experience.

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies
  • Author : Michael Ausiello
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  • Release Date :2017-09-12
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1501134965
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Summary : Television industry journalist Michael Ausiello tells the story of his final year with his partner of thirteen years, Kit Cowan--diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer--while revisiting the many memories that preceded it, and describes how their undeniably powerful bond carried them through all manner of difficulties, with humor always front and center of the relationship.

The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist
  • Author : Helen Fremont
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  • Release Date :2020-02-11
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 198211360X
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Summary : A luminous family memoir from the author of the critically acclaimed Boston Globe bestseller, After Long Silence, lauded as “mesmerizing” (The Washington Post Book World), “extraordinary” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), and “a triumphant work of art” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In the tradition of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home or George Hodgman’s Bettyville, Fremont writes with wit and candor about growing up in a household held together by a powerful glue: secrets. Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on, to both Helen and her older sister, a penchant for keeping their lives neatly, even obsessively compartmentalized, and a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world. She delves deeply into the family dynamic that produced such a startling devotion to secret keeping, beginning with the painful and unexpected discovery that she has been disinherited in her mother’s will. In scenes that are frank, moving, and often surprisingly funny, Fremont writes about growing up in such an intemperate household, with parents who pretended to be Catholics but were really Jews—survivors of Nazi-occupied Poland. She shares tales of family therapy sessions, disordered eating, her sister’s frequently unhinged meltdowns, and her own romantic misadventures as she tries to sort out her sexual identity. In a family devoted to hiding the truth, Fremont learns the truth is the one thing that can set you free. Scorching, witty, and ultimately redemptive, The Escape Artist is a powerful contribution to the memoir shelf.

Gorilla and the Bird

Gorilla and the Bird
  • Author : Zack McDermott
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  • Release Date :2017-09-26
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0349413541
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Summary : 'One of the gems of the year' - Michele Magwood, Sunday Times (Books LIVE SA) The story of a young man fighting to recover from a devastating psychotic break and the mother who refuses to give up on him. Zack McDermott, a twenty-six-year-old Brooklyn public defender, woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed as part of an audition for a TV pilot. Every passerby was an actor; every car would magically stop for him; everything he saw was a cue from 'The Producer' to help inspire the performance of a lifetime. After a manic spree around Manhattan, Zack, who is bipolar, was arrested on a subway platform and admitted to hospital. So begins the story of Zack's free fall into psychosis and his desperate, poignant, often darkly funny struggle to claw his way back to sanity, regain his identity, and rebuild some semblance of a stable life. It's a journey that will take him from New York City back to his Kansas roots and to the one person who might be able to save him, his tough, bighearted Midwestern mother, nicknamed the Bird, whose fierce and steadfast love is the light in Zack's dark world. Before his odyssey is over, Zack will be tackled by guards in mental wards, run naked through cornfields, receive secret messages from the TV, befriend a former Navy SEAL and his talking stuffed monkey and see the Virgin Mary in the whorls of his own back hair. But with the Bird's help, he just might have a shot at pulling through, starting over, and maybe even meeting a woman who can love him back, bipolar and all. Written with raw emotional power, humor, and tenderness, Gorilla and the Bird is a bravely honest account of a young man's unraveling and the relationship that saves him.

The World According to Fannie Davis

The World According to Fannie Davis
  • Author : Bridgett M. Davis
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  • Release Date :2019-01-29
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0316558710
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Summary : As seen on the Today Show: This true story of an unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and their life in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s highlights "the outstanding humanity of black America" (James McBride). In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee, borrowed $100 from her brother to run a numbers racket out of her home. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis's mother. Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, and granddaughter of slaves, Fannie ran her numbers business for thirty-four years, doing what it took to survive in a legitimate business that just happened to be illegal. She created a loving, joyful home, sent her children to the best schools, bought them the best clothes, mothered them to the highest standard, and when the tragedy of urban life struck, soldiered on with her stated belief: "Dying is easy. Living takes guts." A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to "make a way out of no way" and provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time.

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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  • Release Date :1877
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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The River Wife

The River Wife
  • Author : Jonis Agee
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :408
  • ISBN : 081297719X
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Summary : Chronicles the adventure-filled life of Jacques Ducharme, a French fur trapper and river pirate, and the five women whose lives he touches--Annie Lark, whom he rescues in the wake of the 1811 New Madrid earthquake; his second wife Laura; Omah, a freed slave and fellow river raider; Maddie, his young daughter; and Hedie Rails, betrothed to his grandson, Clement. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Historical and Topographical Notes, Etc. on Buttevant

Historical and Topographical Notes, Etc. on Buttevant
  • Author : James Grove White
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1905
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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GMAT

GMAT
  • Author : Sandra Luna McCune,Shannon Reed
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  • Release Date :2017-10-12
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 1119363136
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Summary : An indispensible practice tool for the GMAT The GMAT exam is the preferred graduate test of universities across the globe. It measures analytical writing and problem solving abilities and addresses data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning—all essential skills in business and management. Filled with 1,001 practice questions on all of the exam topics, 1,001 GMAT Practice Questions For Dummies gives you the hands-on experience you need to score high on exam day. 1,001 GMAT Practice Questions For Dummies gives you plenty of practice questions to help you build the fundamental math and verbal test-taking skills you need. And with access to all 1,001 practice questions in an online test bank, you can study whenever and however you like. 1,001 practice questions covering all sections of the test Online test bank offers customizable practice sets for self-directed study Includes test-taking tips and what to expect on exam day Every practice question has a detailed answer explanation and walk-through 1,001 GMAT Practice Questions For Dummies, with access to 1,001 questions online, is the perfect guide for speeding you toward a successful future.

The Byrnes and the O'Byrnes

The Byrnes and the O'Byrnes
  • Author : Daniel Byrne-Rothwell
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :474
  • ISBN : 9781904817048
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American Pharaoh

American Pharaoh
  • Author : Adam Cohen,Elizabeth Taylor
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  • Release Date :2001-05-08
  • Total pages :644
  • ISBN : 0759524270
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Summary : The story of an American city, an iron-fisted mayor, and an era of protest and turmoil: “Superb . . . one of the finest political biographies of recent years.” —Library Journal This is the story of Mayor Richard J. Daley and his rise from the working-class Irish neighborhood of his childhood to his role as one of the most important figures in twentieth-century American politics. It’s a tale of the birth of a family dynasty; of simmering racial tensions; of the Chicago machine; of a national Democratic convention marred by violent clashes between demonstrators and police; and of the decline of the big city bosses. “The first full-length biography of one of the most fascinating and enigmatic characters of modern American political history.” —The New York Times Book Review “Fascinatingly detailed . . . the authors do an excellent job of exposing the tragic racial history of postwar America.” —Boston Book Review “A compelling social history of mid-century Chicago.” —The New Yorker

Let's Never Talk About This Again

Let's Never Talk About This Again
  • Author : Sara Faith Alterman
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  • Release Date :2020-07-28
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1538748657
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Summary : Samantha Irby meets Bettyville in this darkly funny and poignant memoir about love, loss, Alzheimer's, and reviving her father's pornographic writing career, from writer and Mortified live producer Sara Faith Alterman. Twelve-year-old Sara enjoyed an G-rated existence in suburban New England, filled with over-the-top birthday cakes, Revolutionary War reenactments, and nerdy word games invented by her prudish father, Ira. But Sara's world changed for the icky when she discovered that Ira had been shielding her from the truth: that he was a campy sex writer who'd sold millions of books in multiple languages, including the wildly popular Games You Can Play with Your Pussy. Which was, to the naïve Sara's horror, not a book about cats. For decades the books remained an unspoken family secret, until Ira developed early onset Alzheimer's disease . . . and announced he'd be reviving his writing career. With Sara's help. In this cringeworthy, hilarious, and moving memoir, Sara shares the profound experience of discovering new facets of her father; once as a child, and again as an adult. Let's Never Talk About This Again is a must-read confessional from a woman who spent years trying to find humor in the perverse and optimism in the darkness, and succeeded.

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault
  • Author : Cathy Guisewite
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  • Release Date :2019-04-02
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0735218447
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Summary : A National Bestseller From the creator of the iconic "Cathy" comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls "the panini generation." As the creator of "Cathy," Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her hilarious and deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere. Now Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in this debut essay collection about another time of big transition, when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle. With her uniquely wry and funny admissions and insights, Guisewite unearths the humor and horror of everything from the mundane (trying to introduce her parents to TiVo and facing four decades' worth of unorganized photos) to the profound (finding a purpose post-retirement, helping parents downsize their lives, and declaring freedrom from all those things that hold us back). No longer confined to the limits of four comic panels, Guisewite holds out her hand in prose form and becomes a reassuring companion for those on the threshold of "what happens next." Heartfelt and humane and always cathartic, Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and anyone who is caught somewhere in between.

The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch
  • Author : George K. Ilsley
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  • Release Date :2020-06-02
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1551527960
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Summary : George K. Ilsley explores his complex relationship with his aging father in this candid memoir full of sharp emotion and disarming humor. George’s father is ninety-one years old, a widower, and fiercely independent; an avid gardener, he’s sweet and more than a little eccentric. But he’s also a hoarder who makes embarrassing comments and invitations to women, and he has made no plans whatsoever for what is inevitably coming over the horizon. Decades after George has moved four time zones away, he begins to make regular trips home to help care for his cranky and uncooperative father, and to sift through the hoarded fragments of his father’s life. In doing so, George is forced to confront some uncomfortable family secrets and ugly personal truths, only to discover that the inexorable power of life’s journey pulls everyone along in its wake. The Home Stretch is a beguiling, moving book about aging parents who do not “go gently,” and their adult children who must reckon with their own past before helping to guide them on their way.