An Autobiography

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062006592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The autobiography of the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie.

Waylon

An Autobiography

Author: Waylon Jennings,Lenny Kaye

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446562379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 8252

Waylon Jennings relates the story of his life as a country music star. His beginnings were poor but he became Buddy Holly's protege before sinking into drug abuse and 3 failed marriages. His success came when he met his present wife, Jessi Colter.

Reading Jackie

Her Autobiography in Books

Author: William Kuhn

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307744655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3268

Draws on archives and interviews with authors, colleagues, and friends to examine Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' time as an editor, revealing both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image.

Little Girl Lost

Author: Drew Barrymore,Todd Gold

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671689231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

View: 5164

The child star of E.T. describes her own nightmarish descent into alcohol and drug addiction--habits that were encouraged by her unique lifestyle--and her decision to enter therapy at age thirteen.

Assata

An Autobiography

Author: Assata Shakur

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783606819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 8770

'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

My Escape

An Autobiography

Author: Benoite Groult

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590515447

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6102

This witty autobiography captures the rich and varied life of a renowned French author and pioneering feminist, through the obstacles and movements in twentieth-century France. Born in 1920 in Paris, Benoite Groult obtained the right to vote only when she was twenty-five years old. She married four times, bore three children, underwent several illegal abortions, became a writer after she turned forty, and a feminist in her fifties. Groult chronicles her experiences and her intellectual developments through successive phases—as an obedient child, an awkward and bookish adolescent, and a submissive wife—until finally becoming a liberated novelist. Here, she recounts the childhood trips she spent with her family, Paris during the occupation, her marriages, motherhood, and her continuous fight for women’s rights. At ninety-one years old, she concludes that she has been, and still is, a happy woman—lucky to have captured her freedoms, one by one, paying for them, delighting in them, and loving them. Sexy, chatty, and full of shrewd insight, My Escape covers her years of struggle and success—as a daughter, lover, writer, wife, mother, and reluctant socialite—and draws a portrait of the role of French women in the twentieth century.

Willie

An Autobiography

Author: Willie Nelson,Bud Shrake

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461661315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1706

Willie Nelson is more than just a singer whose albums have captures this country's imagination for more than thirty years: he is the nearest thing we have to the poet laureate of America's heart and the heartland. Told with frankness, warmth and earthy humor, here is Willie's story: his depression ere childhood; his stormy marriages; his will experiences with drugs, booze and women; his long rise to stardom; his musical and personal experiences with Waylon Jennings, Julio Iglesias, Kris Kristopherson, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Frank Sinatra and Linda Ronstadt.

Autobiography

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415189859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 750

View: 9818

Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, he transformed philosophy and can lay claim to being one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a Nobel Prize winner for Literature and was imprisoned several times as a result of his pacifism. His views on religion, education, sex, politics and many other topics, made him one of the most read and revered writers of the age. This, his autobiography, is one of the most compelling and vivid ever written. This one-volume, compact paperback edition contains an introduction by the politician and scholar, Michael Foot, which explores the status of this classic nearly 30 years after the publication of the final volume.

Echoes of an Autobiography

Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0525431659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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From the Foreword by Nadine Gordimer: "These pieces are meditations which echo that which was, has been, and is the writer Mahfouz. They are--in the words of the title of one of the prose pieces--'The Dialogue of the Late Afternoon' of his life. I don't believe any autobiography, with its inevitable implication of self-presentation, could have matched what we have here." With more than 500,000 copies of his books in print, Naguib Mahfouz has established a following of readers for whom Echoes of an Autobiography provides a unique opportunity to catch an intimate glimpse into the life and mind of this magnificent storyteller. Here, in his first work of nonfiction ever to be published in the United States, Mahfouz considers the myriad perplexities of existence, including preoccupations with old age, death, and life's transitory nature. A surprising and delightful departure from his bestselling and much-loved fiction, this unusual and thoughtful book is breathtaking evidence of the fact that Naguib Mahfouz is not only a "storyteller of the first order" (Vanity Fair), but also a profound thinker of the first order.

Frank Lloyd Wright

An Autobiography

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764932434

Category: Architecture

Page: 561

View: 486

Frank Lloyd Wright exerted perhaps the greatest influence on twentieth century design. In a volume that continues to resonate more than seventy years after its initial publication, Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography contains the master architect's own account of his work, his philosophy, and his personal life, written with his signature wit and charm. Wright (1867-1959) went into seclusion in a Minnesota cabin to reflect and to record his life experiences. In 1932, the first edition of the Autobiography was published. It became a form of advertising, leading many readers to seek out the master architect--thirty apprentices came to live and learn at Taliesin, Wright's Wisconsin home/school/studio, under the master's tutelage. (By 1938, Taliesin West, in Arizona, was the winter location for Wright's school.) The volume is divided into five sections devoted to family, fellowship, work, freedom, and form. Wright recalls his childhood, his apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, the turmoil of his personal life, and the background to his greatest achievements, including Hollyhock House, the Prairie and the Usonian Houses, and the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

Author: William Carlos Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811225739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 5572

The Autobiography is an unpretentious book; it reads much as Williams talked—spontaneously and often with a special kind of salty humor. But it is a very human story, glowing with warmth and sensitivity. It brings us close to a rare man and lets us share his affectionate concern for the people to whom he ministered, body and soul, through a long rich life as physician and writer. William Carlos Williams’s medical practice and his literary career formed an undivided life. For forty years he was a busy doctor in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey, and yet he was able to write more than thirty books. One of the finest chapters in the Autobiography tells how each of his two roles stimulated and supported the other.

Autobiography

Narrative of Transformation

Author: Carolyn A. Barros

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472107865

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 8248

Provides a new perspective for thinking about and reading autobiographical writing

A Time for Reflection

An Autobiography

Author: William E. Simon,Gerald R. Ford,George P. Shultz,John M. Caher

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895261700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8081

The former director of the Federal Energy Administration chronicles his many adventures, including crossing the Arctic Sea in a sailboat. Original.

An Autobiography

and Other Writings

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191662771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6434

'I hated the office. I hated my work...the only career in life within my reach was that of an author.' The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. After a miserable childhood and misspent youth, Trollope turned his life around at the age of twenty-six. By 1860 the 'hobbledehoy' had become both a senior civil servant and a best-selling novelist. He worked for the Post Office for many years and stood unsuccessfully for Parliament. Best-known for the two series of novels grouped loosely around the clerical and political professions, the Barsetshire and Palliser series, in his Autobiography Trollope frankly describes his writing habits. His apparent preoccupation with contracts, deadlines, and earnings, and his account of the remorseless regularity with which he produced his daily quota of words, has divided opinion ever since. This edition reassesses the work's distinctive qualities and includes a selection of Trollope's critical writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

Author: Gucci Mane,Neil Martinez-Belkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501165321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1871

Rapper Gucci Mane takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past -- the murder charge, years behind bars, addiction, career highs and lows -- the making of the Trap God. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music. -- Adapted from book jacket.

An Autobiography

Author: Igor Stravinsky

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393318562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 3985

Stravinsky reflects upon episodes in his life as a composer and performer

A Labor of Love

An Autobiography

Author: Anne Geddes

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740765620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3439

Beginning with early childhood memories and continuing through her 25-year career, Anne Geddes reveals the events, emotions and images that have shaped her life.