A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness? In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just “an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage kids,” working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months. After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloid—and it’s in the hands of the vice president’s wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist. Funny, fast-paced, and honest, Keyes’s latest novel is full of her trademark charm and wisdom and is sure to delight her many fans.
Author: Noam Chayut
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Haunting, beautifully written and deeply moving memoir of a young Israeli soldier “She took from me the belief that absolute evil exists in this world, and the belief that I was avenging it and fighting against it. For that girl, I embodied absolute evil ... Since then I have been left without my Holocaust, and since then everything in my life has assumed a new meaning: belongingness is blurred, pride is lacking, belief is faltering, contrition is heightening, forgiveness is being born.” The Girl Who Stole My Holocaust is the deeply moving memoir of Chayut’s journey from eager Zionist conscript on the front line of Operation Defensive Shield to leading campaigner against the Israeli occupation. As he attempts to make sense of his own life as well as his place within the wider conflict around him, he slowly starts to question his soldier’s calling, Israel’s justifications for invasion, and the ever-present problem of historical victimhood. Noam Chayut’s exploration of a young soldier’s life is one of the most compelling memoirs to emerge from Israel for a long time.
ANNE’S True Life Story This Story is about a young girl at the age of 19. Her name is Anne Hill, her mother Maggie Hill, met a man by the name of Donny Harrison, it only took a few short days for her to fall in love with him, with in just two weeks, she had him moving into the Apartment to live with her and her two young daughters, not knowing that he was already a Cold HEARTED Monster, who preys on innocent young girls.
Author: Mark Ellen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
'The book is f***ing BRILLIANT! Just arrived NYC and wanked myself laughing. Literally tears. Irritated looks all around. What a great writer you are. It's a classic. You absolutely got the whole shite early 70s thing down precisely as it was. Names, smells, sounds, looks, the food, drink, girls, boys! Mega! Well done.' - Bob Geldof In a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME, Radio One, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Live aid, he has been at the molten core of pop's evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective. This funny and touching personal memoir maps out his eventful journey in rock and roll. It tells stories and settles scores. It charts the peaks and disappointments. It flags up surprising heroes and barbecues the dull and self-deluded. It puts a chaotic world to rights and pours petrol on the embers of a glorious industry now in spiraling decline. For more exclusive pictures visit www.rockstarsstolemylife.com
Author: Iain Macintosh, Kenny Millar, Neil White
Publisher: BackPage Press
Release Date: 2012-08-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Football Manager Stole My Life lifts the lid on the cult of Football Manager (FM). It is an easy-to-read, highly illustrated, light-hearted guide to the game s lasting impact on popular culture. We hear from the gamers whose lives have been taken over by FM, a game cited in 35 divorce cases in the UK. There are interviews with the players who become world beaters in the game, but in real life never make the big leagues. The incredible scouting network of Sports Interactive is revealed. We speak to the men who make the game, and put an FM addict on the psychologist s couch to discover what 20 years as a virtual football manager has done to him.
I am hoping that somehow this book can help many minorities who are going through similar situations as I did. You can make it if you try. Don’t nothing fail but a failure; that you are not. Trust and believe me; I have and do feel your pain, suffering, and struggles. You are not alone. My heart goes out to you. Love you!
Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2002-07-04
Genre: Literary Collections
'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me ...' Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world - now read Marian Keyes's collected pieces: regular bulletins from the woman under the duvet.
Mary is no stranger to the theatre. A graduate of Moser Conservatory of Drama, Voice & Music in New York City and a graduate of Empire State College with a degree in Theatre, Film and specialized in Voices/over’s. She teaches Piano, Drama and Voices/Over’s. She taught for 5 years in the Commack & Sayville school districts. She also has appeared in “Lovers &other strangers, “Fiddler on the Roof” “Grease” and was directed by “Brian Dennehy in “Guys & Dolls”. She has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, Radio, and TV & Stock. Her cast members are all seasoned professionals.
"Lasso her heart: A painful past has Bethany Taft believing she'll never be a bride. But when her beloved sixty-year-old aunt gets engaged, Bethany finds joy in being her wedding planner. And as she gets to know the groom's son, charming rancher Cody Dillard, she wonders if wedding bells will soon be in her future, too. Mistletoe reunion: His former wife is on his flight home for the holidays? Divorced dad Tom Wallace knows their young daughter is behind this "coincidence" and that Norah Wallace still makes his heart skip a beat. Stranded in the airport during a snowstorm, Tom and Norah may get a second chance at forever."--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2017-09-07
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER - SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.' 'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months in South-East Asia. And nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up? For a lot can happen in six months. And it's enough to send Amy and her family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers teetering over the edge. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she? _____________ 'Mercilessly funny' The Times 'Just brilliant' Sunday Times 'I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail 'Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best' Red
This book is the culmination of years of conflict between head and heart. There is no obvious winner in this conflict, only an internal debate that rages on eternally. These pages reveal the authors understanding and hope that others may gain something from that understanding. Patrick Wm. O'Neal
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most compelling accounts of slavery and one of the most unique of the one hundred or so slave narratives -- mostly written by men -- published before the Civil War. The child and grandchild of slaves -- and therefore forbidden by law to read and write -- Harriet Jacobs was defiant in her efforts to gain freedom and to document her experience in bondage. She suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her master at the age of eleven. In 1842, she fled North and joined a circle of abolitionists that worked for Frederick Douglass's newspaper. In 1863, she and her daughter moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where they organized medical care for Civil War victims and established the Jacobs Free School.