My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire

My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Author : Maurice White,Herb Powell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2016-09-13
  • ISBN : 9780062329172

My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire Book Review:

Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges. Keep Your Head to the Sky is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.

Shining Star

Shining Star
  • Author : Philip Bailey,Keith Zimmerman,Kent Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2014-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781101607930

Shining Star Book Review:

Earth, Wind & Fire has sold some ninety million records and won eight Grammy awards. But while its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Philip Bailey, one of popular music’s greatest voices, are remarkable musical talents, their relentless work ethic exhausted and emotionally gutted the group. Now, Bailey shares the inside story of his professional and spiritual journey, from his origins to the band’s meteoric rise to stardom, and from its breakup to its triumphant reinvention. Shining Star will mesmerize the supergroup’s millions of fans and anyone who loves an inspiring story about what happens when real life exceeds your dreams.

Keep Your Head to the Sky

Keep Your Head to the Sky
  • Author : Maurice White,Herb Powell
  • Publisher : Amistad
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 0062329154

Keep Your Head to the Sky Book Review:

Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges. Keep Your Head to the Sky is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.

Living My Life

Living My Life
  • Author : Emma Goldman
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 1970-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486225445

Living My Life Book Review:

The autobiography of the early radical leader and her participation in communist, anarchist, and feminist activities

Earth, Water, Fire, Wind

Earth, Water, Fire, Wind
  • Author : Kiesha Crowther
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2017-03
  • ISBN : 9090301860

Earth, Water, Fire, Wind Book Review:

This book is a powerful guide that can help each of us rekindle our individual relationship to Mother Earth and the Four Elements. Through guided meditations and the creation of a personal Sacred Medicine Wheel we learn how to honor, respect and love not only the sacred planet we live on but also ourselves.

Holding Back The Tears

Holding Back The Tears
  • Author : Annie Mitchell
  • Publisher : Rose Garden Press
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2013-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781843961222

Holding Back The Tears Book Review:

This is true story about real people is set in Edinburgh City and Dundee, where a petite Scottish Lassie called Rosie Gilmour, mother to Finlay Sinclair, receives news of the death of her son - who tragically has taken his own life by hanging. Rosie pretends her son is still alive by talking to him, for that takes away the unbearable pain of her loss. But once she begins to face up to the fact that Finlay is not coming back, her conversations become more of a challenge than she can handle. When memories of her past are triggered by everyday life events, they take her mind back and forth in time - back to her own childhood days in 1960, when she flirted with the fairground boys, and to the day she gave birth to Finlay - ''ME LADDIE''. Rosie's Scottish accent becomes more apparent whenever her emotions are heightened and she begins to recite poetry. She goes on to reveal doubts about her own self-worth and and how she re-unites her role as mother - a role she had denied herself for seven years prior to Finlay's death. Rosie learns how to forgive herself and how to accept her loss with using practical coping strategies that sometimes but not always work for her. Many voices of different natures and walks of life appear in Rosie's, story with each one offering a part of their own belief to try and console her in her misery - except that she turns her back on any advice or support offered. Rosie is convinced that she can cope with her loss on her own and "e;needs no help from anyone, thank you"e; - until a sweet, gentle, soft-spoken voice begins to travel with her throughout her ordeal, leaving her no other choice but to listen. Eventually moving to the countryside in Angus, Rosie finds the isolation gives her life a new meaning offering her the opportunity to re-value her belief's about her own self values and decides the time has come to give her son a memorial service and invite a chosen few dance companions whom she met on a regular basis in Edinburgh to honour this day. Rosie begins to accept she will never be the same person she once had been and shall never be again, believing now her journey through grief taught her many lessons making her a stronger and better person than she imagined she could ever be.

Your Money Or Your Life

Your Money Or Your Life
  • Author : Joseph R. Dominguez,Vicki Robin
  • Publisher : Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0140286780

Your Money Or Your Life Book Review:

Offers a nine-step program for living more meaningful lives, showing readers how to get out of debt, save money, reorder priorities, and convert problems into opportunities

The Sacred Balance

The Sacred Balance
  • Author : David Suzuki
  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2009-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781926685496

The Sacred Balance Book Review:

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

Great German Composers

Great German Composers
  • Author : George Titus Ferris
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 1895
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105042234604

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The Seeds of New Earth (the Silent Earth, Book 2)

The Seeds of New Earth (the Silent Earth, Book 2)
  • Author : Mark R. Healy
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2014-12-17
  • ISBN : 1505314186

The Seeds of New Earth (the Silent Earth, Book 2) Book Review:

The Earth is in ruins. Cities and nations destroyed. Mankind is extinct. Brant and Arsha are synthetics, machines made in the image of people. They dream of bringing humans back into the world and have the technology to succeed, but the obstacles in their way are mounting. Not only are their own conflicting ideals creating a rift between them, but now the sinister Marauders are closing in as they seek revenge on Brant. Out in the wasteland, strange lights and mysterious objects in the sky herald the arrival of new factions that seek to control the region. Even in the once quiet streets of their own city, malevolent forces are beginning to unfurl that threaten the sanctity of everything they hold dear, jeopardising the future that is within their grasp. The Silent Earth Series Book 1 - After the Winter: amazon.com/dp/B00P02FBPM

Leann Rimes - You Light Up My Life

Leann Rimes - You Light Up My Life
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 48
  • Relase : 1998-07-31
  • ISBN : 0760124671

Leann Rimes - You Light Up My Life Book Review:

Matching folio to her Christian album with 12 tracks, including: Amazing Grace * Bridge over Troubled Waters * Clinging to a Saving Hand * God Bless America * How Do I Live * I Believe * I Know Who Holds Tomorrow * National Anthem * On the Side of Angels * Ten Thousand Angels Cried * The Rose * You Light up My Life.

Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories

Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories
  • Author : Lani Hall Alpert
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 166
  • Relase : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 1479206288

Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories Book Review:

Ten short stories interspersed with brief personal memories of the author's life.

Crazy

Crazy
  • Author : H. R. Stokes, III
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2012-07-26
  • ISBN : 1469925184

Crazy Book Review:

CRAZY A MEMOIR is a humorous, adventuresome romp about weed smuggling in the seventies and eighties. The author chronicles his early life in San Antonio and the influence of the growing drug culture during his teen years. He then comically depicts his required military service as a " tie-dyed hippie in army greens" and his determined attempts to stay out of Viet Nam. Lost and unsure about life following the drug related deaths of most of his friends, he later hitchhikes around Mexico and ends up attending college in Cholula where he begins his career in weed smuggling. His entrepreneurial efforts in this area are humorously described in great detail. The book captures a slice of time, tying in political and cultural events with the author's concomitant psychological development during the hippie movement as well as his evolving career as a drug smuggler for the Cause.

The Geography of You and Me

The Geography of You and Me
  • Author : Amy Bickers
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-09-30
  • ISBN : 0996526013

The Geography of You and Me Book Review:

Magazine editor and single mother Amy Bickers was finally putting her life together after a long divorce when, on an August night in 2009, she witnessed the suicide of her ex-husband.In 2009, 36,909 suicides were reported in the United States. In the years since, that number has increased. In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 41,149 suicides reported in the U.S. Around the world, more than 800,000 people will die by suicide this year. It is said that each suicide intimately affects six friends and family members. A suicide every 13.7 minutes in the U.S. is tragically multiplied by six: six people who are called "survivors."The Geography of You and Me is a deeply personal and honest exploration of what came next: grief, post-traumatic stress, and healing. It is a journey filled with dark humor, rap songs by Ludacris, too much cursing, and a perfectly healthy fixation on George Clooney. The Geography of You and Me is ultimately a story of forgiveness and hope. Amy forgave her ex-husband almost immediately. The struggle after his death was to forgive herself and to find a way forward in an uncertain landscape.Every year, millions are faced with the complexities of grief and guilt in the wake of unexpected violence and death. This book is for anyone whose reality in the wake of tragedy has not matched up with the books, movies and television shows that tell us how we're supposed to feel and behave. This book is for anyone who is thrust by tragedy into a world they no longer recognize. The Geography of You and Me is for anyone who no longer knows where they stand when the world is turned upside down.

The Facts of My Life

The Facts of My Life
  • Author : Charlotte Rae,Larry Strauss
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2015-11-01
  • ISBN : 1593938527

The Facts of My Life Book Review:

"It's about time a book came out about one of the most talented and beloved performers in the American theater. Charlotte is the consummate actress, comedienne, entertainer. Her work on stage and screen is always hilarious and somehow also gets you right in the gut. Her story is every bit as brilliant. Read it and smile." -Comedy Legend, Carl Reiner "To think of Charlotte Rae is to smile. Consequently, when I began to read "The Facts of My Life," I was unprepared for the emotional impact it would have on me. By the time I finished the first chapter, dealing as it does with her severely troubled son Andy, I was in tears. "As an old friend of Charlotte's, I thought I knew her fairly well. But as I read on, I discovered that the 'facts of her life' were constantly surprising (as well as amusing and engrossing)! There is so much that I don't know about Charlotte and so much that I now want to know, when the book is finally completed and published, I'll be first in line to get my copy!" -Sheldon Harnick (Composer, Fiddler on the Roof) Charlotte Rae's career spans more than seventy years, from the golden age of television to Shakespeare in the Park, the New York Cabaret scene of the late 1940's and 50's to her hit series, The Facts of Life and well beyond. Off stage and screen, Charlotte's life has been one of joy and challenge, raising an autistic son, coming to terms with alcoholism, the heartache of a broken marriage, the revelation of a gay husband and the sudden challenge of facing middle-age with financial and emotional uncertainties-an crisis she ultimately turned into the determination that brought her stardom. The Facts of My Life is the first opportunity for Charlotte fans to explore the fascinating story of her extraordinary life: poignant and hilarious, a story of courage and triumph, one that speaks for a generation of women breaking barriers, taking on challenges, overcoming personal tragedy, and paving the way for others.

Turning This Thing Around

Turning This Thing Around
  • Author : Keith Maginn
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 134
  • Relase : 2012-12-22
  • ISBN : 1481276182

Turning This Thing Around Book Review:

Turning This Thing Around is an inspiring memoir of overcoming personal struggles. This brutally honest, deeply personal account of redemption takes readers on a moving spiritual journey.Confronted with a myriad of obstacles–a debilitating arthritic disease, narcolepsy, anxiety and depression–the author was outwardly happy, but inwardly miserable. Pushed to the lowest point of his life, Maginn shares how he gradually turned things around and used his experiences to grow as a person.Supplemented by heartfelt poetry by the author and with quotes from Gandhi to Dr. Wayne Dyer to Eckhart Tolle, Turning This Thing Around has universal themes that speak to nearly everyone, as we all must face challenges as part of being human. It is a self-help memoir of sorts: the author discusses not only what he overcame, but also how he did so–and how others can, too. Unlike many popular memoirs on the market, this is a story that more people can relate to. Maginn was not raised in an eccentric family (Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle, memoirs by Augusten Burroughs), nor did he travel to Italy, India and Indonesia, as Elizabeth Gilbert did in Eat, Pray, Love. Rather, Turning This Thing Around is a story of a normal young man's resiliency when battling extraordinary circumstances.

Principle Or Profit

Principle Or Profit
  • Author : Ryheim Scott
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2016-01-06
  • ISBN : 1523286555

Principle Or Profit Book Review:

Ever since Malcolm James was a child, cold blooded murder has played a significant part in his life. Whether it be from both of his parents being brutally assassinated right in front of him, or having blood on his own hands, murder has been his reality. Constantly haunted and consumed by his own actions, the only thing stronger than Malcolm's thirst for blood, is his hunger for money and power! Flooding the crime ridden and gang infested inner city streets of Denver, Colorado with Cocaine and pounds of Kush, grindin, as his "Gang Green" squad of misfits commit robberies, mayhem and murder while on their way to the top. However, the sudden murder of Malcolm's friend and right hand man, not only cause the homicide rate to shoot through the roof, but also derails their mission. All while Malcolm battles with a dark secret brewing deep down inside, at which only "Tear Drop and Buds" are able to recognize and tame. Both OG's in tha game graduating to bosses of a mountain west and west coast black underworld syndicate, whom eventually put Malcolm on the payroll as a triggerman, which of course leads to more problems, money, women, and deadly consequences. Why Principle or Profit you ask? Because nine times outta ten every time a life is taken out in these streets, it's a direct result of one or the other. To profit is self explanatory; however, principle could be ones personal belief, or even a weak emotion like jealousy and greed, to killing over territory, a debt, turf, stripes, or other principles of the streets. At the end of the day we all gotta go, so which one are you willing to die for?

But I'm Not Depressed

But I'm Not Depressed
  • Author : Lia Rees
  • Publisher : Free Your Words
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-03-28
  • ISBN : 0995695601

But I'm Not Depressed Book Review:

Brain injury plunged Lia into a world of distortion and chaos, where her own thoughts and senses could no longer be trusted. Searching for medical help, she found doubt and manipulation instead. But I'm Not Depressed is a bleak but ultimately hopeful tale, and a slap in the face to the culture of psychobabble.

Tiller of the Earth

Tiller of the Earth
  • Author : Franco Sendero
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2015-09-04
  • ISBN : 1515170195

Tiller of the Earth Book Review:

The mountains of Calabria: ancient, beautiful, harsh, enchanting, and austere. Luciano Martello was born in this land, into a desperate, stubborn poverty that was passed on from one generation to the next. The only way to escape the cycle of poverty is to emigrate. This is the story of an ordinary man with an unyielding determination to provide his family a chance at a life of plenitude no matter the cost. A man with a monomaniacal obsession: America! His efforts to reach the promised land are met with frustration and bitterness. He soon learns that immigrating to America in the mid twentieth century is not as simple as it was in his father's time. He must first obtain the money to finance the voyage, survive the horrors of World War II, and suffer the consequences of avenging his sister's death to restore the family's honor.

Embracing Survival

Embracing Survival
  • Author : Dydine Umunyana
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2016-08-10
  • ISBN : 0997770406

Embracing Survival Book Review:

Embracing Survival, a memoir by Dydine Umunyana, tells the story of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsis at the hands of the Hutu perpetrators in Rwanda (1994) through the eyes of the four-year-old-child that she was when the horrific massacre occurred. Separated from her family, she barely survived the conflict. While the physical killing finally stopped, the mental and emotional 'killing' continued, affecting her and her family. She writes that "I have learned that we cannot do for others what we cannot do for ourselves. By nourishing the light within ourselves, we find strength we never knew was there....I came to realize that one's own life experiences are not theirs to keep but ours to teach."