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Too High Too Far Too Soon

Author : Simon Mason
ISBN : 9781780577500
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Too High, Too Far, Too Soon is the humorous, tragic and searingly honest memoir of a man who survived childhood tragedy, Catholic boarding school and chronic drug addiction. Simon Mason graphically details his experience of teenage angst in a tatty seaside town before he ran away to London and then onwards to the crack-infested streets of LA. He recounts his numerous decadent adventures at Glastonbury Festival and the notoriety that came during his stint as personal chemist to the biggest bands of the '90s, before he himself descended into a helpless period of heroin addiction. After several incidents of petty crime stemming from his drug problem, Simon launched numerous failed attempts to become a bona fide rock 'n' roll star and even more failed attempts to get clean, finally being ‘rescued’ by Banksy from a stolen camper van, covered in blood in the Spanish countryside. Too High, Too Far, Too Soon is a rock 'n' roll memoir with a difference, written by a man who lived the life and attained the drug habits of the most extreme rock stars, yet whose attempts to break through to the big time always eluded him.

Unreasonable Doubt

Author : Norma Thompson
ISBN : 9781589880726
Genre : Law
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"Part detective story, part social commentary, part intellectual autobiography, part philosophical analysis, this is a jury book unlike any other."—Anthony Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law and former Dean, Yale Law School "[Norma Thompson] teaches us, brilliantly and painlessly, why judging, as opposed to simply knowing, is an essential part of a responsible human existence, recounting the trials and crimes and moral dilemmas of antiquity and classical tradition in a stunningly original reading."—Abraham D. Sofaer, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and former United States District Judge In 2001, Norma Thompson served on the jury in a murder trial in New Haven, Connecticut. In Unreasonable Doubt, Thompson dramatically depicts the jury's deliberations, which ended in a deadlock. As foreperson, she pondered the behavior of some of her fellow jurors that led to the trial's termination in a hung jury. Blending personal memoir, social analysis, and literary criticism, she addresses the evasion of judgment she witnessed during deliberations and relates that evasion to contemporary political, social, and legal affairs. She then assembles an imaginary jury of Tocqueville, Plato, and Jane Austen, among others, to show how the writings of these authors can help model responsible habits of deliberation.

Phenomenology And Aesthetics

Author : M. Kronegger
ISBN : 9789400920279
Genre : Philosophy
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and the one in the middle which judges as he enjoys and enjoys as he judges. This latter kind really reproduces the work of art anew. The division of our Symposium into three sections is justified by the fact that phenomenology, from Husserl, Heidegger, Moritz Geiger, Ingarden, in Germany and Poland, Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur, E. Levinas in France, Unamuno in Spain, and Tymieniecka, in the United States, have revealed striking coincidences in trying to answer the following questions: What is the philosophical vocation of literature? Does literature have any significance for our lives? Why does the lyric moment, present in all creative endeavors, in myth, dance, plastic art, ritual, poetry, lift the human life to a higher and authentically human level of the existential experience of man? Our investigations answer our fundamental inquiry: What makes a literary work a work of art? What makes a literary work a literary work, if not aesthetic enjoyment? As much as the formation of an aesthetic language culminates in artistic creation, the formation of a philosophical language lives within the orbit of creative imagination.

Christmas In Snowflake

Author : Rusty Fischer
ISBN : 9781613339343
Genre : Fiction
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Molly Swift had a choice to make that fateful Christmas Eve: break her boyfriend’s heart or become a famous country music star. She chose stardom and, for awhile, all was a picture book fairy tale for Molly. She cut her debut album, made the rounds on the concert tour, and then…nothing. When Molly’s agent dumps her just before Thanksgiving a few years later, she has nowhere left to go but her hometown of Snowflake, South Carolina. There she struggles to find work. That is, until she happens in on a little year-round Christmas restaurant called Café Kringle and finds her ex-flame, Nate Night, at the piano, tickling the ivories. Can Nate forgive Molly for running out on him? What’s more, can Molly forgive herself? And can the two team up to bring customers into the Café Kringle before its owner decides to close the doors before the holidays?

The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis

Author : Lydia Davis
ISBN : 9780141962894
Genre : Fiction
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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is the complete collection of short fiction from the world-renowned Lydia Davis. WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2013 'What stories. Precise and piercing, extremely funny. Nearly all are unlike anything you've ever read' Metro 'I loved these stories. They are so well-written, with such clarity of thought and precision of language. Excellent' William Leith, Evening Standard 'Remarkable. Some of the most moving fiction - on death, marriage, children - of recent years. To read Collected Stories is to be reminded of the grand, echoing mind-chambers created by Sebald or recent Coetzee. A writer of vast intelligence and originality' Independent on Sunday 'A body of work probably unique in American writing, in its combination of lucidity, aphoristic brevity, formal originality, sly comedy, metaphysical bleakness, philosophical pressure and human wisdom' New Yorker 'One of the most respected writers in America' Financial Times 'Davis is a high priestess of the startling, telling detail. She can make the most ordinary things, such as couples talking, or someone watching television, bizarre, almost mythical. I felt I had encountered a most original and daring mind' Colm Toibin, Daily Telegraph Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and seven story collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers including Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris and Marcel Proust.

Dork Diaries Band 09

Author : Rachel Renée Russell
ISBN : 9783505137501
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ach du Schreck, Nikkis Tagebuch ist spurlos verschwunden. Wo hat sie es nur verloren? Schon bald kommt der Verdacht auf, dass sich jemand das gute Stück gemopst hat. Und zwar keine Geringere als Nikkis BFFI (Beste-Feindin-für-immer) MacKenzie! Und dann erdreistet sich diese Oberzicke MacKenzie auch noch, sich selbst in Nikkis persönlichem, absolut privatem, supergeheimem Buch zu verewigen! Nikki ist empört und zückt die Feder, um ihrer Erzfeindin gehörig die Meinung zu geigen. Nikkis Tagebuch wird zum Schlachtfeld eines turbulenten Zickenkriegs. Der neue DORK-Diaries-Band, abwechselnd aus Nikkis und MacKenzies Perspektive erzählt!

After Dinner Tales

Author : Angus Whyte
ISBN : 9781479774913
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born on a ranch in the Central Valley of California, the author considers this fact a cosmic error, feeling he should have been born at Versailles rather than at Sutters Fort. Subsequent to university, he has lived in France, Holland, the Congo Republic, Austria, Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These stories reflect and recollect some of these places through his myopic vision and specific experiences.

Too Much Too Soon

Author : Joe Ambrose
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110003006
Genre : Fiction
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Becoming Women

Author : Carla Rice
ISBN : 9781442668263
Genre : Social Science
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In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

The Man Who Killed Too Soon

Author : Michael Underwood
ISBN : 9781471908231
Genre : Fiction
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Richard Monk was on holiday in Japan. He didn't expect to get involved in the theft of £50,000, blackmail and murder ... But that was what happened when the good-looking young man came up to him on a Japanese mountainside and said: 'I'm in deep trouble, Mr Monk. Will you help me?'

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