What We Have: A Memoir

By Amy Boesky

An inspiring real tale of the ladies in a single kinfolk and their struggle opposed to melanoma that Patricia wooden, writer of Lottery, calls "utterly breathtaking".

At thirty-two, Amy Boesky had all of it: an excellent new guy in her existence, an excellent activity, and the (nearly) excellent domestic. For as soon as, she was once virtually capable of shake the negative worry that had gripped her for so long as she might keep in mind.

girls in her relations had continuously died young-from cancer-and she and her sisters have been previvors transforming into up in time's shadow. yet instead of living on worry, Amy desired to plan for a brand new child and stay her existence. In What We Have, Amy stocks a transformative 12 months in her family's existence and invitations readers to hitch of their pleasure, laughter, and grief.

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We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now

A conservative and a liberal workforce as much as draw upon historic writing to bare a large spectrum of antiwar opinion in American historical past.

Antiwar Patriots brings jointly a few of the greatest--if mostly forgotten--writings of the yankee antiwar culture, from the warfare of 1812 to the current. Featured is Daniel Webster, considered one of America's nice orators, denouncing army conscription in 1814 as unconstitutional and immoral, years after Congress and President James Madison joined forces to claim struggle opposed to nice Britain and its Canadian colony. The authors' remedy of the Mexican battle features a forgotten antiwar speech through Abraham Lincoln, in addition to the senate's censure of President James Polk for having introduced a struggle less than fake pretenses, and early protests via the war's rivals out of worry that it can support extend slavery.

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Shoulda Robbed a Bank

By Hugh Yonn

An insider's hilarious stories from the marijuana trade.

If you're contemplating a marijuana offense to elevate money, rob a financial institution as an alternative. The time spent in legal might be less. against the law concerning marijuana is a ‘very severe offense.’

These are stories of experience referring to a number of smuggling operations. a few winning, a few now not. stories of the right off-loads regarding multi-tons of the evil weed. stories of mishaps, entire with misplaced plane, misplaced pot, and shut calls with the notorious DEA.

The tale of a wild social gathering that lasted fourteen years till the feared: “They obtained us!”
No one was once hurt—no one was once injured—no one used to be killed—there have been no victims.
Then why did they positioned those men in prison?

If you're excited about the genuine tale of the marijuana smuggling enterprise, the following it is—and it’s damned humorous. sturdy occasions have been had by means of all—until prison.

That used to be now not a lot enjoyable.

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The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty

By Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson

Meet the Robertsons during this own behind-the-scenes examine the celebs of the exploding A&E® convey Duck Dynasty®.

Faith. kinfolk. Ducks—in that order.

This e-book offers readers an up-close and private, behind-the-scenes examine the relatives within the exploding A&E® show—Duck Dynasty®. This Louisiana bayou relations operates Duck Commander, a booming relatives enterprise that has made them hundreds of thousands. You’ll listen all concerning the Robertson extended family from Willie and what it was once like turning out to be up within the Robertson loved ones. You’ll pattern a few of Willie’s favourite kinfolk recipes from Phil, Kay, or even a few of his personal concoctions; and you’ll get to understand the gorgeous Robertson girls. You’ll pay attention from Korie in regards to the joys and hardships of elevating a family members, working a company, and wrangling the Robertson males whereas staying trendy and gorgeous in and out. notice extra concerning the family members dynamics among brothers Willie, Jase, Jep, and fogeys Phil and Kay. You’ll even meet a fourth brother who isn’t within the show.

the recognition of Duck Dynasty is skyrocketing, garnering a Wednesday-night most sensible end in all of cable.

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Good Girl: A Memoir

Instructed with uncooked, rugged honesty, this heartrending memoir from journalist Sarah Tomlinson recounts her unconventional upbringing and coming-of-age as coloured through her complex dating together with her father.

Sarah Tomlinson was once born on January 29, 1976, in a farmhouse in Freedom, Maine. After years of tried family members lifestyles in Boston, her father’s playing dependancy and damaged grants led her mom to pool her assets with 5 different households to shop for a hundred acres of land in Maine and reunite together with her university boyfriend. Sarah might spend nearly all of her adolescence on “The Land” with rare, yet coveted, visits from her father, who—as a hitchhiking, acid-dropping, wannabe mystic became taxi driver—was not anything in need of a rock megastar in her eyes.

Propelled out of her bohemian upbringing to hunt the large lifestyles she equated together with her father, Sarah entered collage at fifteen, the place a college capturing extra advanced her quest for a feeling of defense. whereas setting up herself as a journalist and rock critic on either coasts, Sarah’s father persisted to swerve out and in of her existence, construction and re-breaking their dating, and fracturing Sarah’s self belief and feel of self. during this unforgettable memoir, Sarah conveys the darkish comedy in her quest to fix the center her father broke.

Bittersweet, sincere, and eventually redemptive, Good woman takes an insightful check out what occurs whilst the folk we like unconditionally are the folk who disappoint us the main, and the way time, introspection, and recognition can assist us heal.

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The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir

By Elna Baker

"A wickedly humorous debut. Baker is either self-absorbed and beneficiant, whip-smart and naïve; she apologizes for none of it."

it is lonely being a Mormon in long island urban. each year, Elna Baker attends the hot York neighborhood Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. This yr, her Queen Bee dress (which includes a funnel stinger caught to her butt) isn't really attracting the eye she'd expected. So once more, Elna reveals herself on my own, status on the punch bowl, stocking up on Oreos, a virgin in a room jam-packed with thirty-year-old virgins doing the Funky chook. yet loneliness is not anything in comparison to what Elna feels while she loses 80 kilos, reveals herself all at once beautiful...and in love with an atheist.

overtly sincere, The ny nearby Mormon Singles Halloween Dance is Elna Baker's hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of her try and locate love in a urban jam-packed with strangers and spot if she will be able to avoid temptation and simply get via on God.

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Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides

By Adam Nicolson

In 1937, Adam Nicolson's father replied a newspaper ad—"Uninhabited islands on the market. Outer Hebrides, six hundred acres. . . . Puffins and seals. Apply."—and hence stumbled on the Shiants. With a reputation which means "holy or enchanted islands," the Shiants for millennia have been a haven for these looking solitude, yet their wealthy, occasionally violent background of human habitation contains even more. while he used to be twenty-one, Nicolson inherited this nearly indescribably appealing estate: a panorama, soaked in centuries-old stories of stressed ghosts and Bronze Age gold, that cradles the background of a once-vibrant international of farmers and fishermen.

In Sea Room, Nicolson describes and relives his love affair with the 3 tiny islands and their unusual and colourful heritage in passionate, keenly exact prose—sharing with us the best present an island bestows on its population: a deep engagement with the common world.

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By Richard Russo

A Washington Post remarkable paintings of Nonfiction
An NPR top e-book of 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo turns to memoir during this hilarious and bittersweet account of his lifelong bond along with his high-strung, lively mother—and the small city she spent her lifestyles attempting to get away. someone acquainted with Russo’s novels will realize Gloversville—once well-known for generating 9 out of ten gown gloves within the usa. by the point Rick used to be born, women had stopped donning gloves and Gloversville used to be on its approach out. Jean Russo instilled in her son her dream of a higher existence in other places, a dream that caused her to keep on with him around the state while he went to school. Their adventures and tribulations on that street journey have been a preview of the carry his mom could proceed to have on him as she saved attempting desperately to alter her lifestyles. mentioned with a clear-eyed mixture of remorse, nostalgia, and love, Elsewhere is a stirring tribute to the tenacious grip of the past.

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