writers gone wild

Download Book Writers Gone Wild in PDF format. You can Read Online Writers Gone Wild here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Writers Gone Wild

Author : Bill Peschel
ISBN : 9781101445242
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 65. 56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 763
Read : 597

Download Now


Truth is stranger than fiction. If you've imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book) covers and reveals the seamy underside of the writing life. Insightful, intriguing, and irresistibly addictive, Writers Gone Wild reveals such fascinating stories as: * The night Dashiell Hammett hired a Chinese prostitute to break up S. J. Perelman's marriage (and ran off with his wife). * Why Sylvia Plath bit Ted Hughes on the cheek. * Why Ernest Hemingway fought a book critic, a modernist poet, and his war correspondent/wife Martha Gellhorn (but not at the same time). * The near-fatal trip Katherine Anne Porter took while high on marijuana in Mexico. * Why women's breasts sent Percy Bysshe Shelley screaming from the room. * The day Virginia Woolf snuck onto a Royal Navy ship disguised as an Abyssinian prince. Pull up a chair, turn on good reading light, and discover what your favorite writers were up to while away from their desks. Sometimes, they make the wildest characters of all.

Eros Gone Wild

Author : Various Writers
ISBN : 1594650438
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 50. 5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 555
Read : 175

Download Now


Humorous and thought-provoking erotic anthology by some of Europe's best comic creators.

Into The Wild

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 0307476863
Genre : Travel
File Size : 22. 86 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 923
Read : 650

Download Now


In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tales From The Crypt 1 Ghouls Gone Wild

Author : Mark Bilgrey
ISBN : 1597070831
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 55. 87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 699
Read : 788

Download Now


Presents four tales of terror in the spirit of the original EC Comics series, including "Body of Work", where two nosy and somewhat murderous neighbors discover shocking inspiration for Jack Kroll's outsider artwork.

Miss Child Has Gone Wild

Author : Dan Gutman
ISBN : 142425616X
Genre : A.J. (Fictitious character)
File Size : 49. 7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 865
Read : 768

Download Now


A.J. and his fellow third-graders from Ella Mentry School, including new student Alexia, go on a field trip to the zoo, where they meet a very strange zookeeper.

Writers Between The Covers

Author : Joni Rendon
ISBN : 9780698146815
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 35. 36 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 946
Read : 839

Download Now


What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it... Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist? Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati—some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon. From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume—packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth exposés—reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.

Bad Girls

Author : Ellen Sussman
ISBN : UCSC:32106018761913
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 35. 85 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 747
Read : 1017

Download Now


Women writers celebrate and meditate on their acts of defiance, from using well-chosen expletives and engaging in less-than-ideal parenting techniques to getting back at an ex and wearing a stolen Girl Scout badge.

Citizens Gone Wild

Author : George Zilbergeld
ISBN : 0761842136
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 45. 23 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 827
Read : 534

Download Now


Citizens Gone Wild is a practical step-by-step guide for anyone interested in thinking for themselves. In this breakthrough book, author George Zilbergeld identifies, explains, and demonstrates twelve specific methods of analysis that anyone can use for critical thinking and decision making. As readers learn these methods they will also be learning skills useful in any profession and will gain the confidence to confront experts in any field. The methods presented here are easy to learn, powerful, and intuitive enough that using them will instantly instill the confidence needed to speak up. Tested over a period of twenty-five years, these methods have been used in a variety of classes and civic groups for professors, teachers, and activist citizens. Citizens Gone Wild can play an important role in empowering students and citizens by providing them with the right methods to think, decide, and speak-up for themselves.

Wild Oprah S Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition

Author : Cheryl Strayed
ISBN : 9780307962812
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 38. 11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 669
Read : 849

Download Now


#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection: This special eBook edition of Cheryl Strayed’s national best seller, Wild, features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch

Knitting Yarns Writers On Knitting

Author : Ann Hood
ISBN : 9780393239492
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 52. 18 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 114
Read : 703

Download Now


This collection of essays from over twenty different authors, including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III and Sue Grafton, describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and lives. 30,000 first printing.

Top Download:

Best Books