An Uncomplicated Life

An Uncomplicated Life
  • Author : Paul Daugherty
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780062359964

An Uncomplicated Life Book Review:

A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the job of building the better Jillian.” While their daughter had special needs, they refused to allow her to grow up needy—“Expect, Don’t Accept” became their mantra. Little did they know how ready Jillian was to meet their challenge. Paul tells stories from Jillian’s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood, tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharing endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met the love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan. In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions”—a model of grace, boundless joy, and love for all of us.

The Memoir and the Memoirist

The Memoir and the Memoirist
  • Author : Thomas Larson
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2007-05-15
  • ISBN : 9780804040297

The Memoir and the Memoirist Book Review:

The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. Writers embrace the memoir and readers devour it, propelling many memoirs by relative unknowns to the top of the best-seller list. Writing programs challenge authors to disclose themselves in personal narrative. Memoir and personal narrative urge writers to face the intimacies of the self and ask what is true. In The Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir—a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author’s past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoirist touches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing one’s deepest self. It explores the craft and purpose of personal narrative by looking in detail at more than a dozen examples by writers such as Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mark Doty, Nuala O’Faolain, Rick Bragg, and Joseph Lelyveld to show what they reveal about themselves. Larson also opens up his own writing and that of his students to demonstrate the hidden mechanics of the writing process. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.

The novels of Tobias Smollett. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott

The novels of Tobias Smollett. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott
  • Author : Tobias George [novels] Smollett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 746
  • Relase : 1821
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590922585

The novels of Tobias Smollett. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott Book Review:

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr. William Carvosso, Sixty Years a Class-leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr. William Carvosso, Sixty Years a Class-leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection
  • Author : William Carvosso
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 351
  • Relase : 1859
  • ISBN : OSU:32435007055049

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr. William Carvosso, Sixty Years a Class-leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection Book Review:

The Rambler

The Rambler
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 638
  • Relase : 1849
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002801117F

The Rambler Book Review:

The novels of Henry Fielding ... complete in one volume. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott].

The novels of Henry Fielding ... complete in one volume. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott].
  • Author : Henry Fielding
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 846
  • Relase : 1821
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590367804

The novels of Henry Fielding ... complete in one volume. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott]. Book Review:

The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record

The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 404
  • Relase : 1867
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555008557

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Supplement to the Connecticut Courant

Supplement to the Connecticut Courant
  • Author : Connecticut Courant
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 804
  • Relase : 1840
  • ISBN : MINN:31951001904405W

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Samuel Austin Allibone
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1172
  • Relase : 1871
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105015860146

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

The Gentleman's Magazine

The Gentleman's Magazine
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 714
  • Relase : 1824
  • ISBN : IND:30000080773165

The Gentleman's Magazine Book Review:

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Samuel Austin Allibone
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1028
  • Relase : 1859
  • ISBN : UOM:39015035113631

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ...

The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ...
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105005678615

The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ... Book Review:

The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review

The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 692
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : IND:30000080772639

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The Attic

The Attic
  • Author : Guanlong Cao
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 1996-04-02
  • ISBN : 0520917448

The Attic Book Review:

Novelist Guanlong Cao's autobiographical account of growing up in urban Shanghai affords a rare glimpse into daily life during the forty turbulent years following the Communist Revolution. Forced to the bottom of Chinese society as "class enemies," Cao's family eked out a meager existence in a cramped attic. The details of their day-to-day existence—the endless quest for enough food, its preparation, Cao's schooling and friends, the stirrings of sexual desire, his dreams and fantasies—are brought brilliantly to life in spare yet evocative prose. The memoir illuminates a world largely unknown to Westerners, one where human pettiness, cruelty, joy, and tenderness play themselves out against a backdrop of political upheaval and material scarcity. Reminiscent of the concise style of classical Chinese memoirs, Cao's lean, elegant prose heightens the emotional intensity of his story. Perceptive and humorous, his voice is deeply original. It is a voice that demands to be heard—for the historical moment it captures as well as for the personal revelations it distills.

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 776
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030568912

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review Book Review:

Blackwood's Magazine

Blackwood's Magazine
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 938
  • Relase : 1850
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105007790772

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The Christian Library

The Christian Library
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 848
  • Relase : 1835
  • ISBN : HARVARD:AH6N4P

The Christian Library Book Review:

Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Samuel Austin Allibone
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 754
  • Relase : 1896
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB11167214

Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

Mellencamp

Mellencamp
  • Author : David Masciotra
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2015-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780813147345

Mellencamp Book Review:

Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hits like "Jack and Diane," "Small Town," and "Cherry Bomb" are iconic American songs that have played an important role in defining midwestern music and developing the rock genre. Despite his critical and commercial success, however, the rough guy from a small town writing songs about everything he "learned about living" is often omitted from the ranks of America's songwriting elite. In Mellencamp, David Masciotra explores the life and career of one of America's most important and underrated songwriters, persuasively arguing that he deserves to be celebrated alongside artists like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. Beginning with his modest beginnings in Seymour, Indiana, Masciotra details Mellencamp's road to fame, examining his struggles with the music industry and his persistent dedication to his midwestern roots. Shaking off the shortsighted "regionalist" stereotype and dismissing his assumed pop-star persona, Mellencamp found success by remaining true to where he came from. This thoughtful analysis highlights four decades of the artist's music, which has consistently elevated the dignity of everyday people and honored the quiet heroism of raising families and working hard. This first serious biography of the legendary musician will charm fans and music enthusiasts who are interested in the development of roots rock and Americana music.

The works of Henry Fielding, with memoir of the author, by T. Roscoe

The works of Henry Fielding, with memoir of the author, by T. Roscoe
  • Author : Henry Fielding
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 582
  • Relase : 1845
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590367785

The works of Henry Fielding, with memoir of the author, by T. Roscoe Book Review: