The Life of Lee

Author: Lee Evans

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141946687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 9099

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography charting his ups and downs on the way to the top. Lee takes us on a darkly humorous journey through his childhood spent running wild on a Bristol housing estate and his unconventional school days, when he was publicly derided as 'a failure' by a sadistic teacher. In this brilliantly entertaining and engaging tale, he also guides us through a grim teenage period of numerous dead-end jobs. When he was cleaning toilets and plucking turkeys, he could never have imagined that one day he would be playing to thousands of adoring fans at the O2 Arena. The book also reveals how as a boy Lee got his first taste of showbiz, living out of a suitcase and accompanying his entertainer father around the smoky, rowdy, unforgiving working-men's club and theatre circuit. Desperately struggling to be accepted, this quiet young loner always saw himself as an outsider. But he finally met the love of his life and accidentally discovered the one place where he felt at home: the stage. The Life of Lee is a story that is like its subject: compelling, touching, charming and, above all, fantastically funny.

My Life with Lee

Adventures in Autism

Author: Dabney Elizabeth Farmer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725089242

Category:

Page: 56

View: 2759

I look at Dabney's amazing book as an abbreviated version of the first 15 years of Lee's life. She has volumes of stories to tell and 100s of cartoons. Sifting through all her work was difficult to choose which picture and story was more important than another. As Dabney's parents, Jimmy and I have mourned the fact Dabney never had a normal childhood. I guess we did something right. She never thought her life was different than others and made the best with what she had. Lee thrived at Benedictine for seven wonderful years. They gave him support educationally as well as teaching him life skills. The school got us through the rocky years of adolescence. We learned he could survive in a residential placement and we could grow as a family. Funding was provided up to his 22nd birthday. After graduation Lee returned home. Lutheran Family Services is helping us now. We technically are running a group home for one in our own home. Lee is our only client. This is just the beginning for Dabney's creative writing. I'm looking forward to the next edition. Of course, I'm her "number one" biggest fan. Love always, Mom

Lonesome Traveler

The Life of Lee Hays

Author: Doris Willens

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803297470

Category: Music

Page: 297

View: 2387

During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight.

Law & laughter

the life of Lee West

Author: Bob Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3372


Calling Out the Called

The Life and Work of Lee Ruthland Scarborough

Author: Glenn T. Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 6560

Lee R. Scarborough, second president Southwestern Baptist Seminary

Autobiography of Lee Harvey Oswald

My Life in My Words

Author: Diane Holloway,Lee Harvey Oswald,Bob Cheney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595528465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 503

View: 6800

"This is a 'must read' for anyone with an interest in the Kennedy assassination, its impact on the American political system, and the controversies that surrounded it then."- Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI) "Reading the words of this infamous man is more illuminating than a dozen volumes of analysis of his character. This book fills a definite niche in American history and is long overdue Holloway uses professionalism and competent knowledge of history to create an engaging biography of an enigmatic man."- Morgan Ann Adams, Charlotte Austin Review. "A breath of fresh air in the JFK assassination literature."- Judge Robert Finn, former FBI agent. Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John Kennedy, has remained a mystery for 45 years. Using Oswald's letters, speeches, radio interviews, brief autobiography, job/college applications, diary, book about Russia, and words according to those who knew him, the editor has fashioned his autobiography from childhood to death. Jack Ruby's testimony and lie detector test are included for readers to learn his motivation in killing Oswald. New materials such as papers given to President Clinton by Premier Boris Yeltsin and documents found in 2008 in the Dallas safe of District Attorney Henry Wade are included.

The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo

The D.C. Sniper

Author: Carmeta Albarus,Jonathan Mack

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231143117

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 4139

In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree, ten people were dead and several others wounded. The perpetrators were forty-one-year-old John Allen Muhammad and his seventeen-year-old protégé, Lee Boyd Malvo. Called in by the judge to serve on Malvo’s defense team, social worker Carmeta Albarus was instructed by the court to uncover any information that might help mitigate the death sentence the teen faced. Albarus met with Malvo numerous times and repeatedly traveled back to his homeland of Jamaica, as well as to Antigua, to interview his parents, family members, teachers, and friends. What she uncovered was the story of a once promising, intelligent young man, whose repeated abuse and abandonment left him detached from his biological parents and desperate for guidance and support. In search of a father figure, Malvo instead found John Muhammad, a veteran of the first Gulf War who intentionally shaped his protégé through a ruthlessly efficient campaign of brainwashing, sniper training, and race hatred, turning the susceptible teen into an angry, raging, and dissociated killer with no empathy for his victims. In this intimate and carefully documented account, Albarus details the nature of Malvo’s tragic attachment to his perceived “hero father,” his indoctrination, and his subsequent dissociation. She recounts her role in helping to extricate Malvo from the psychological clutches of Muhammad, which led to a dramatic courtroom confrontation with the man who manipulated and exploited him. Psychologist Jonathan H. Mack identifies and analyzes the underlying clinical psychological and behavioral processes that led to Malvo’s dissociation and turn toward serial violence. With this tragic tale, the authors emphasize the importance of parental attachment and the need for positive and loving relationships during the critical years of early childhood development. By closely examining the impact of Lee Boyd Malvo’s childhood on his later development, they reach out to parents, social workers, and the community for greater awareness and prevention.

Mack The Life

Author: Lee Mack

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446488764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 8238

Have you ever wondered where comedians come from? Why is it that one person is a funny bloke down the pub while another actually makes a living by standing up in front of an audience telling jokes? And where does all that material come from? Well, young Lee McKillop used to wonder that too. Growing up in his parents’ pub, small and wiry in a world of bigger and chunkier specimens, Lee quickly learned that cracking jokes was a way to get attention. After a somewhat random series of jobs, which included being Red Rum’s stableboy and a bingo hall barman, it was as a Great Yarmouth holiday camp entertainer that he had his first crack at telling jokes on stage. It got him some laughs, the sack and a punch in the face.* Now, as Lee Mack, he’s one of our best loved and most successful comedians, both as a live stand-up and on television. In Mack the Life, Lee tells the story of how he got there and gives extraordinary insight into what really makes comics tick. Hilarious and brilliant, it’s the kind of book which reminds you why you learned to read in the first place. *Nearly.

DelightfuLee

The Life and Music of Lee Morgan

Author: Jeffery S. McMillan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047203281X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 4402

Describes how, after kicking off his notable career in Philadelphia at the age of fifteen and later playing in Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra, Morgan found great success in the mid-1960s with the recording of his celebrated record "Sidewinder" before being murdered at the age of thirty-four by his common-law wife. Simultaneous.

Life of Major General Henry Lee

Commander of Lee's Legion in the Revolutionary War, and Subsequently Governor of Virginia; to which is Added the Life of General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina

Author: Cecil B. Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Southern States

Page: 352

View: 4532


Bad Boy

The Life And Politics Of Lee Atwater

Author: John Brady

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780201627336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8038

Lee Atwater revolutionized presidential campaigning. He helped to create a solid Republican south. And he became notorious for turning national politics back into a blood sport, not only using nasty attacks but reveling in his image as the bad boy of Washington. Then, at the age of 39, Atwater was struck by a brain tumor. In thirteen months, cancer ended the most controversial career in modern politics—the charismatic, colorful, and contradictory life of Lee Atwater.Even today Atwater is a fallen leader Republicans love and a rival Democrats love to hate. He was the first political handler as mediagenic as his candidates—certainly the first chairman of the Republican National Committee to record a blues album. His campaigns represent the high-water mark of the GOPs postwar dominance of the presidency, and his techniques set the tone for races across the country. Watching Washington since his death, politicians and pundits still wonder, What if Lee Atwater had lived? Bad Boy reveals how Lee Atwater began his career controlling crowds as jittery class clown, traumatized by the agonizing death of his little brother. In college he discovered the subtle intercourse of policy and public opinion and grew from party animal to party man. Bad Boy details Atwater's political strategies from the grass roots to the national level. Even more ruthless were the behind-the-scenes power games as he crossed paths, and occasionally crossed swords, with nearly every major Republican of the 1980s: Reagan, Bush, Baker, Ailes, Rollins, and many more.In Bad Boy, we also see the faces Atwater tried to spin away. He was a compulsive womanizer, climbing through windows to avoid reporters. He played radical politics but promoted ”big tent” Republicanism. Even his last public moment is controversial. Did Atwater's deathbed words really repudiate entire campaigns, or were they twisted by political enemies and second-hand reporting? Was his repentance sincere or simply one last gasp of press manipulation? Was he responsible for the infamous Willie Horton ads, or was he unfairly blamed by 1988s losers, trying for a moral victory? Is Lee Atwater, a master of spin, now being spun in his grave?In its sudden end, Atwater's remarkable life resembled the rise and fall of a fine political novel. With the probing insights of an expert interviewer and a rare stylistic verve, John Brady tells that whole frantic, fascinating story—the life of the baddest boy in D.C.

Oh, Didn't He Ramble

The Life Story of Lee Collins

Author: Lee Collins,Mary Spriggs Collins,Frank Gillis,John W. Miner

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252060816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

View: 3177

Surveys the jazz trumpeter's career from the formative years of jazz in New Orleans, through his club successes in Chicago after 1930, to his last European tour in 1954.

Lee's Miserables

Life in the Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness to Appomattox

Author: J. Tracy Power

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620413

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 7130

Never did so large a proportion of the American population leave home for an extended period and produce such a detailed record of its experiences in the form of correspondence, diaries, and other papers as during the Civil War. Based on research in more than 1,200 wartime letters and diaries by more than 400 Confederate officers and enlisted men, this book offers a compelling social history of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during its final year, from May 1864 to April 1865. Organized in a chronological framework, the book uses the words of the soldiers themselves to provide a view of the army's experiences in camp, on the march, in combat, and under siege--from the battles in the Wilderness to the final retreat to Appomattox. It sheds new light on such questions as the state of morale in the army, the causes of desertion, ties between the army and the home front, the debate over arming black men in the Confederacy, and the causes of Confederate defeat. Remarkably rich and detailed, Lee's Miserables offers a fresh look at one of the most-studied Civil War armies.

American Lives

An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Author: Robert F. Sayre

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299142445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 732

View: 1037

American Lives is a groundbreaking book, the first historically organized anthology of American autobiographical writing, bringing us fifty-five voices from throughout the nation's history, from Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Edwards, and Richard Wright to Quaker preacher Elizabeth Ashbridge, con man Stephen Burroughs, and circus impresario P.T. Barnum. Representing canonical and non-canonical writers, slaves and slave-owners, generals and conscientious objectors, scientists, immigrants, and Native Americans, the pieces in this collection make up a rich gathering of American "songs of ourselves." Robert F. Sayre frames the selections with an overview of theory and criticism of autobiography and with commentary on the relation between history and many kinds of autobiographical texts--travel narratives, stories of captivity, diaries of sexual liberation, religious conversions, accounts of political disillusionment, and discoveries of ethnic identity. With each selection Sayre also includes an extensive headnote providing valuable critical and biographical information. A scholarly and popular landmark, American Lives is a book for general readers and for teachers, students, and every American scholar.