The Girl in the Italian Bakery

Author: Kenneth Tingle

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Life didn’t do Kenny Tingle any favors. In The Girl in the Italian Bakery, follow his journey from childhood in a tough housing project north of Boston, the abduction and disappearance of a childhood friend, to the complete destruction of a family. His introduction to crime and the years he spent in foster homes. The poor choices he made in high school and the startling climax on prom night. Although he never has trouble meeting girls, the one girl he longs for always seems out of reach. The Girl in the Italian Bakery is the remarkably true story of always keeping hope, even when there is little left to hope for. This is a story of surviving through extreme adversity, and, ultimately, redemption.

Paul Newman: A Life

Author: Shawn Levy

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Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father’s expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. After struggling as a theater and television actor, Newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. Though he would joke about instances of “Newman’s luck” throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm. Part of the original Actors Studio generation, Newman demanded a high level of rigor and clarity from every project. The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set. The outspoken Newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman’s Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity.In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor’s life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son’s death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the twentieth century.From the Hardcover edition.

A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Author: Maya Angelou

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to California to be reunited with her mother and brother. No sooner does she arrive there than she learns that Malcolm X has been assassinated.Devastated, she tries to put her life back together, working on the stage in local theaters and even conducting a door-to-door survey in Watts. Then Watts explodes in violence, a riot she describes firsthand.Subsequently, on a trip to New York, she meets Martin Luther King, Jr., who asks her to become his coordinator in the North, and she visits black churches all over America to help support King’s Poor People’s March.But once again tragedy strikes. King is assassinated, and this time Angelou completely withdraws from the world, unable to deal with this horrible event. Finally, James Baldwin forces her out of isolation and insists that she accompany him to a dinner party—where the idea for writing I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is born. In fact, A Song Flung Up to Heavenends as Maya Angelou begins to write the first sentences of Caged Bird.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Divorced With Love

Author: Michael Schiesser and Neelama Eyres

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Divorced with Love is both a memoir and a self-help book about how to navigate divorce in a conscious way that promotes healing and growth. Written in both “his” and “hers” perspectives, this book nakedly reveals both the male and female sides of the story from an ex-couple who started out down the typical painful and bitter road of divorce, but took a U-turn in search of a better way. The intimate exposure of their own inner struggles and vulnerabilities helps readers know they are not alone in the emotional upheaval that accompanies divorce. This memoir offers the reader a detailed map with which to navigate the hellish battlefield of divorce, and move on to the solid ground of healing, forgiveness, and friendship.

Understanding Trump

Author: Gillian Mckenzie

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Deal starts: December 07, 2017

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The unthinkable has happened. Donald Trump, billionaire, and reality television star has managed to get elected as the President of the United States of America. Does this great travesty have you feeling down? What will you do now that Trump runs the country? What does it all mean?Yes, Trump is now in office, and it doesn’t feel like there is much you can do about it. But, have no fear. Let this book be your guide to surviving the next four years (or God forbid, the next eight). Learn what you can do to stay sane and fight the power while Trump is in office. From running away to building a safe house, this book will show you what you can do to ensure a smooth four years for yourself. When it is all over, you can choose what you will do next. For now, let’s get you ready for the years to come.

The Life, Lessons & Rules For Success

Author: Influential Individuals

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Deal starts: December 06, 2017

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Elon Musk: The Life, Lessons & Rules for SuccessWhat can't Elon Musk do?As CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and co-founder of OpenAI, Musk seems to be everywhere all at once, pushing all kinds of incredible new technologies. He's said he won't be happy until we've escaped Earth and colonized Mars.Between space rockets, electric cars, solar batteries, research into killer robots, and the billions he's made along the way, Musk is basically a real-life Tony Stark — which is why he served as an inspiration for "Iron Man."But it wasn't always easy for Musk. This book covers how he went from getting bullied in school to a small-time entrepreneur to CEO of two major companies that seem like they're straight out of science fiction — and how he almost went broke along the way. The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great man himself.*INCLUDING* Elon Musk's 15 Rules for Success, 60 Greatest Quotes & 40 Little known facts! Don't wait, grab your copy today!