Download E-books Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya PDF

By Jamaica Kincaid

During this pleasant hybrid of a book—part memoir and half commute journal—the bestselling writer takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist buddies looking for local Himalayan vegetation that would develop in her Vermont backyard. Alighting from a airplane within the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the ominous indicators of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are all around—an alarming presence that accompanies the tourists all through their trek. Undaunted, the crowd units off into the mountains with Sherpas and bearers, getting into an unique international of excellent landscapes, vertiginous slopes, remoted villages, herds of yaks, and enormous rhododendron, thirty ft tall. The panorama and vegetation and rather a lot else of what Kincaid unearths within the Himalaya—including fruit bats, colourful Buddhist prayer flags, and the hated leeches that plague a lot of the trip—are new to her, and she or he methods all of it with an acute experience of ask yourself and a deft eye for aspect. In attractive, introspective prose, Kincaid intertwines the harrowing Maoist encounters with fascinating botanical discoveries, interesting day-by-day information, and lyrical musings on gardens, nature, domestic, and family.

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Download E-books Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me PDF

By Howie Mandel, Josh Young


An attractive no-holds-barred memoir that unearths Howie Mandel’s ongoing fight with OCD and ADHD—and the way it has formed his lifestyles
Howie Mandel is likely one of the such a lot recognizable names in leisure. yet there are facets of his own existence he’s by no means observed publicly—until now. Twelve years in the past, Mandel first informed the area approximately his “germophobia.” He’s lately began discussing his grownup ADHD in addition. Now, for the 1st time, he unearths the main points of his fight with those demanding issues. He speaks candidly in regards to the methods his has affected his own life—as a son, husband, and father of 3. alongside the way in which, the flexible performer finds “the deal” in the back of his awesome upward push throughout the show-business ranks, sharing never-before-told anecdotes approximately his career.
As heartfelt because it is hilarious, Here’s the Deal: Don’t contact Me is the tale of 1 man’s attempt to attract comedian idea out of his darkest, such a lot weak areas.

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Download E-books 'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?': A Confrontation in the Desert (Milligan Memoirs) PDF

By Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan's mythical struggle memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the second one international warfare, in addition to a desirable portrait of the youth of this towering comedian genius, most famed as author and famous person of The Goon express. they've got bought over 4.5 million copies seeing that they first appeared.

'The such a lot irreverent, hilarious e-book in regards to the battle that i've got ever learn' Sunday Express

'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway traces and magnificent anecdotes' Daily Mail

'Desperately humorous, bright, vulgar' Sunday Times

'Keep speaking, Milligan. i believe i will get you out on psychological Grounds.' 'That's how I obtained in, sir.' 'Didn't we all.'

The moment quantity of Spike Milligan's mythical reminiscences of existence as a gunner in global struggle sees our hero into conflict in North Africa - ultimately. First, there's very important instruction to be performed: huge sessions of loitering ('We have been status via autos for an hour and not anything had occurred, however it occurred frequently'), mental toughening ('If a guy dies for those who dangle him, hold putting him until eventually he will get used to it') and residing dangerously ('no underwear!'). eventually the conflict for Tunis is upon them...

'That completely excellent approach of taking a look at issues in a different way. an excellent guy' Stephen Fry

'Milligan is the good God to we all' John Cleese

'The Godfather of different Comedy' Eddie Izzard

'Manifestly a genius, a comic book surrealist genius and had no equivalent' Terry Wogan

'A completely unique comedy author' Michael Palin

'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound paintings of nonsense' Guardian

Spike Milligan used to be one of many maximum and so much influential comedians of the 20th century. Born in India in 1918, he served within the Royal Artillery in the course of WWII in North Africa and Italy. on the finish of the warfare, he solid a profession as a jazz musician, sketch-show author and performer, earlier than becoming a member of forces with Peter dealers and Harry Secombe to shape the mythical Goon express. until eventually his demise in 2002, he had good fortune as on degree and monitor and because the writer of over 80 books of fiction, memoir, poetry, performs, cartoons and kid's stories.

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Download E-books The Life: Playin' Palin, My Love of Sports, and Living to the Fullest On My Own Terms PDF

By Lisa Ann

In December of 2014, Lisa Ann stunned the grownup global with the scoop of her retirement. the alternative to go away the she enjoyed wasn’t a simple one, yet a distinct form of myth was once calling her identify: delusion activities.

Now Lisa Ann is able to exhibit herself in a brand new means. From her younger days as a rebellious teenager and a dancer in Philadelphia to her arrival in la and into the area of porn; from her years as a company proprietor to her go back to the grownup because the face of the MILF revolution. Then after all, there has been her function as Serra Paylin in Who’s Nailin’ Paylin, the movie that took the area through hurricane throughout the 2008 Presidential election and made Lisa Ann a loved ones name.

The lifestyles invitations you right into a international of glowing myth and darkish fact, recounting the awkward intercourse accidents and loopy antics that occur at the back of closed doorways, and tells of the game-changing occasions and judgements that experience formed Lisa Ann’s existence and profession. full of never-before-seen images and tales she hasn’t even informed her most sensible neighbors, The lifestyles will convey you a complete new aspect to the lady you concept you knew.

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Download E-books Is It Just Me?: Or is it nuts out there? PDF

By Whoopi Goldberg

Have you ever spotted that issues aren’t as civil as they as soon as have been Or that rudeness isn't any longer an exception yet a life-style definite you have got. All you must do is decided foot open air your door to determine that undesirable manners are taking on far and wide. individuals are yakking on mobile phones in eating places, even at church. parents in carpools put on sufficient cologne to make our eyes bleed. entire strangers imagine it’s okay to rub a pregnant lady’s stomach. Passengers abuse flight attendants, family members outings to the ball park are ruined by means of rowdy drunks . . . a congressman heckled the President of the United States.

Well, Whoopi Goldberg has spotted all this and extra and requested herself, “Is it simply me” Unleashing her trademark irreverence and humor, her new e-book of observations takes a humorous and excruciatingly sincere examine how a lack of civility is messing with the standard of existence for all of us.

So in the event that your puppy peeve is people who speak in motion picture theaters love it used to be their lounge, or in case you get bugged by means of humans clipping their nails and acting different own hygiene subsequent to you at the bus, or in the event you draw back whilst “please” and “thank you” be replaced through “gimme” and “huh” . . . you've got discovered a kindred spirit. simply because Whoopi has witnessed the transforming into disrespect and rudeness in our lives and learned she isn't by myself. And, as you’ll detect in those pages, neither are you.

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Download E-books Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story PDF

By Greg Smith

On March 14, 2012, greater than 3 million humans learn Greg Smith's bombshell Op-Ed within the long island instances titled "Why i'm Leaving Goldman Sachs." The column instantly went viral, turned a world trending subject on Twitter, and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, mythical common electrical CEO Jack Welch, and big apple urban mayor Mike Bloomberg. generally, even though, it hit a nerve one of the basic public who query the function of Wall road in society -- and the callous "take-the-money-and-run" mentality that introduced the area financial system to its knees a couple of brief years in the past. Smith now choices up the place his Op-Ed left off.

His tale starts off in the summertime of 2000, while an idealistic 21-year-old arrives as an intern at Goldman Sachs and learns concerning the firm's enterprise precept number 1: Our consumers' pursuits constantly come first. This continues to be Smith's mantra as he rises from intern to analyst to revenues dealer, with consumers controlling resources of greater than a thousand billion dollars.

From the shenanigans of his summer time internship in the course of the know-how bubble to Las Vegas sizzling tubs and the excesses of the true property growth; from the occupation lifeline he acquired from an NFL corridor of Famer through the undergo marketplace to the day Warren Buffett got here to save lots of Goldman Sachs from extinction-Smith will take the reader on his own trip during the enterprise, and produce us contained in the world's strongest bank.

Smith describes in page-turning element how the main storied funding financial institution on Wall highway went from taking iconic businesses like Ford, Sears, and Microsoft public to changing into a "vampire squid" that spoke of its consumers as "muppets" and paid the govt a checklist half-billion funds to settle SEC fees. He indicates the evolution of Wall road into an riddled with conflicts of curiosity and a profit-at-all-costs mentality: a superbly rigged online game on the cost of the economic climate and the society at large.

After conversations with 9 Goldman Sachs companions over a twelve-month interval proved fruitless, Smith got here to think that the one means the approach may ever switch used to be for an insider to eventually communicate out publicly. He walked clear of his occupation and took issues into his personal arms. this is often his story.

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Download E-books Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny PDF

By Marlo Thomas

Growing Up Laughing is a compelling autobiographical journey--hilarious and heartfelt, intimate and encouraging. it's a ebook that in simple terms Marlo Thomas may possibly write.

for so long as Thomas can take note, she's lived with laughter. Born to comedy royalty--TV and nightclub famous person Danny Thomas--she grew up between mythical humorous males, carved a lot of her profession in comedy and, to today, surrounds herself with those who love and dwell to make others giggle. Thomas takes us on a humorous and heartwarming event, from her Beverly Hills early life, to her groundbreaking construction of That Girl and Free to Be . . . You and Me, to her marriage to talk-show king Phil Donahue.

Her early life used to be star-studded--Milton Berle played magic tips (badly) at her yard birthday events. George Burns, Bob desire, Sid Caesar, Bob Newhart and different nice comics handed numerous hours collected round her family's dinner desk. And in the back of all of it was once the wealthy laughter nurtured by way of an in depth and loving family.

Growing Up Laughing is not only the tale of an iconic entertainer, but in addition the tale of comedy. In a voice that's curious, beneficiant and infrequently gleeful, Thomas not just opens the doorways at the humorous in her personal lifestyles, yet in a chain of insightful and hilarious interviews additionally explores the comedian roots of modern day so much celebrated comedians.

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Download E-books Min Kamp 2 PDF

By Karl Ove Knausgård

In Swedish

Andra delen av Karl Ove Knausgårds mäktiga autofiktiva roman Min kamp är en studie i extremrealism genom blottläggandet av vardagligheter, av utanförskap och av självförödmjukelsens yttersta fascination. Fadersporträttet i första delen är här utbytt mot ett kompromisslöst sökande efter kärlek och vänskap. I centrum står också det egna författarskapet och konsekvenserna av att lämna Norge för en svensk anonymitet. Hela tiden finns där den öppna blicken på den egna kärnfamiljen och faderskapet, males också på det nya hemlandet Sveriges nästintill skrattretande konformitet och konflikträdsla. Familjen och författandet ställs på så sätt mot varandra i ett försök att nå förlösning och att sträcka sig utanför sina egna begränsningar. Karl Ove Knausgård skriver en prosa som är häpnadsväckande exakt samtidigt som den hela tiden låter karaktärerna vara berättelsens medelpunkt. Trots att Min kamp aldrig låtsas vara något annat än roman finns där hela tiden en kuslig känsla av att den handlar om riktiga människor - vilket i sin tur skapat en våldsam debatt om självbiografisk prosa både i Norge och i Sverige. Oavsett vilket kan vi vara säkra på att Min kamp i framtiden kommer att stå som ett ledande exempel på nordisk romankonst i början av 2000-talet. "Knausgårds mest uppenbara styrka som författare är hans förmåga att beskriva detaljer, inte minst om naturen males även om det mänskliga psyket." big apple evaluate of Books

Rebecca Alsberg (översättare)

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Download E-books Proud: My Autobiography PDF

The inspiring precise tale of 1 of the 1st specialist athletes to come back out whereas nonetheless playing

Gareth Thomas had all of it. He was once a countrywide hero and a activities icon. He used to be a pace-setter of fellows, the captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby used to be an expression of cultural id, a sacred code. It used to be no mere ball video game. It gave him every thing, other than the liberty to be himself. this is often the tale of a guy with a mystery that used to be slowly killing him; a mystery that will devastate not just his personal lifestyles however the lives of his spouse, relatives, acquaintances, and teammates. the single position the place he might locate any safe haven from the ache and guilt of the lie he was once dwelling was once at the pitch, enjoying the game he enjoyed. yet all his luck didn’t make the tension of hiding who he quite used to be leave. His worry that telling the reality approximately his sexuality might lose him every thing he enjoyed nearly despatched him over the sting. The deceit ended whilst Gareth grew to become the world’s so much well-known athlete to return out as a homosexual guy. His gesture has bolstered strangers, and given him a clean standpoint. Gareth’s inspiring and relocating tale transcends the area of activities to inform a common fact approximately feeling like an intruder, and dealing with as much as who you actually are. Proud was once shortlisted for the William Hill activities e-book of the 12 months Award 2014.

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Download E-books Hollywood Animal PDF

By Joe Eszterhas

Joe Eszterhas had every little thing Hollywood may perhaps offer. A mixture of insider and insurgent, he observed and took part within the fights, the offers, the backstabbing, and the entire sex and medications. yet right here, in his candid and heartwrenching memoir, we see the rest of the tale: the inspiring account of the kid of Hungarian immigrants who, opposed to all odds, grows as much as stay the yank Dream. Hollywood Animal unearths the trajectory of Eszterhas's existence in gripping element, from his early life in a refugee camp, to his conflict with a devastating melanoma. It indicates how a suffering journalist grew to become the main winning screenwriter of all time, and the way a guy who had entry to the main attractive ladies in Hollywood finally selected to dwell with the affection of his lifestyles in a small city in Ohio. primarily, it's the tale of a father and a son, and the turbulent courting that used to be an never-ending cycle of heartbreak. Hollywood Animal is a captivating, provocative memoir: a relocating party of the human spirit.

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