Barefoot to Billionaire: Reflections on a Life's Work and a by Jon Huntsman Sr.

By Jon Huntsman Sr.

The inspirational autobiography of the billionaire businessman made up our minds to treatment melanoma and provides away his complete fortune,

Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. has been very lucky in existence. A billionaire entrepreneur, unique public servant, and father of a former governor and presidential candidate, he gainfully employs over 12,000 humans within the Huntsman company, one of many greatest petrochemical brands on the earth. luck in company, even though, has constantly been a method to an end―never an result in itself. In Barefoot to Billionaire, Huntsman discusses his studies with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, his kin, and the accountability of wealth. a very good believer in own admire and integrity, he writes on his tenure within the Nixon management previous the Watergate Scandal, and the impact it left on him about the abuses of energy. yet most significantly, Huntsman finds the reason in the back of his dedication to offer away his whole fortune sooner than his demise. starting with he and his wife's billion-dollar investment of the Huntsman melanoma Institute, Huntsman has vowed to maintain giving till the conflict opposed to melanoma is gained. during this more and more materialistic international, Barefoot to Billionaire is a clean reminder of the iconic strength of conventional values.

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Fish Out of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) by Michele Carlo

By Michele Carlo

A voice from the loudspeaker blared, "Will the relatives who introduced the little redheaded white lady to the Puerto Rican Day parade please come to the bandstand to select her up." I appeared round. Wait a minute. i'm on the bandstand. i'm that misplaced girl!Michele Carlo, a redheaded, freckle-faced Puerto Rican raised within the Polish component of the Bronx, grew up as an enduring outsider. Too white for her proud, Spanish-speaking family members and a secret to her schoolmates, Michele braved a look for identification that used to be a protracted, tough and tumble trip. . .By turns heartbreaking and funny, she remembers the kin calamities, fumblings of past love, and the entire humans and occasions that formed her. From her "playground battlefield" within the not-so-wholesome summer time of '69 to many adrenaline-fueled, graffiti-filled afternoons and her emergence as an artist with a different and welcoming voice, Michele's tale is an homage to a brand new York urban passed by. . .and an iconically American, unforgettable portrait of starting to be up. "Warm and insightful. . .Michele's tackle lifestyles as a Latina is the main unique i've got ever seen." --Linda Nieves Powell, writer of unfastened Style"Michele's humor, heart--and each candy and razor-sharp be aware of her writing--reach a ways past the perimeters of this island."--Dan Kennedy, writer ofRock On"Poignant, humorous, and authentic." --Janice Erlbaum, writer of GirlbombMichele Carlo is a author, performer and comedic storyteller who has lived in 4 of the 5 boroughs of latest York urban and recalls while a slice of pizza rate fifty cents. Her tales were released in chook Soup for the Latino Soul, misplaced and located: tales from big apple and Smith journal. She has usually seemed with The Moth and different NYC storytelling groups. Like virtually another author in NYC, Michele is a Brooklynite (since 1988) without plans of leaving each time quickly.

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Letters to My Torturer: Love, Revolution, and Imprisonment by Houshand Asadi

By Houshand Asadi

Houshang Asadi’s Letters to My Torturer is likely one of the so much harrowing money owed of human soreness to emerge from Iran and is now to be had for the 1st time in paperback. saved in solitary confinement for over years in a single of the main notorious prisons in Tehran, admired Iranian journalist, Houshang Asadi suffered inhuman degradations and brutal, senseless torture by the hands of a guy who brought himself as ‘Brother Hamid’. a guy with no whose permission he couldn’t consume, sleep, obtain remedy, or visit the lavatory. a guy who knew no limits while it got here to extracting ‘confessions’: suspended from the ceiling, overwhelmed, and compelled to bark like a puppy, Asadi turned a undercover agent for the Russians, for the British – for an individual. Narrowly escaping execution because the executive unleashed a bloody pogrom opposed to political prisoners that left hundreds of thousands lifeless, he used to be hauled ahead of a sham courtroom and sentenced to 15 years. In exile, stricken by nightmares and flashbacks, Asadi’ first test at recording his stories led to a center assault. the following eventually he confronts his torturer one final time, talking for these whose voices is just not heard, and gives a chilling glimpse into the center of Iran and the perform of state-sponsored justice. In 1983, the journalist, author, and translator Houshang Asadi was once locked in a Tehran legal. less than torture, he stated he used to be a secret agent. lots of his buddies additionally confessed and have been later done. He was once published after six years. at the present time he lives in Paris along with his spouse, Nooshabeh Amiri. They write for the high-profile Iranian information site Rooz on-line. "Remarkable on any phrases, however it is made specifically memorable through the chilling irony and heartbreaking naïveté that symbolize Mr. Asadi’s tale." Wall highway magazine "With relocating tales approximately fellow prisoners, biting statement at the spiritual dictates imposed through his jailers, and meditations at the soul-destroying impression of fake confessions and the certain cruelty of his ideological, authoritarian interrogators, Asadi’s uncomplicated prose draws at the same time the proof he stories repel... A frightening glimpse of the decades-long nightmare nonetheless afflicting the folk of Iran." Kirkus

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Gravity Hill: A Memoir by Maximilian Werner

By Maximilian Werner

“The sound of parenthood is the sigh.” So starts off Gravity Hill, written from the point of view of a brand new father looking desire, attractiveness, and that means in an doubtful international. Many memoirs recount the author’s reports of transforming into up and suffering from demons; Werner’s indicates how outdated demons occasionally go back at the heels of anything as attractive as young children. Werner’s memoir is ready turning out to be up, aging, on reflection, and brooding about what lies ahead—a procedure that turns into all of the extra complex and severe whilst parenting is concerned. relocating back and forth among previous, current, and destiny, Gravity Hill doesn't delineate time a lot as cave in it.

Werner narrates his fight transforming into up in suburban Utah as anon-Mormon and what it took for him, his siblings, and his associates to suppose like they belonged. Bonding in separation, they indulged in one another, in typical and concrete landscapes, and occasionally within the damaging behaviors which are the local hotel of outsidersincluding promiscuous and sometimes violent sexual behavior—and for a few, paths to loss of life and suicide. Gravity Hill is the tale of the author’s descent into and eventual emergence from his disorder and right into a newfound lifestyles. Infused with humor, honesty, and mirrored image, this literary memoir will resonate with readers younger and old.

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Alice Street: A Memoir by Richard Valeriote

By Richard Valeriote

Alice highway recounts how Valeriote used to be born on the sundown of excellent occasions and the sunrise of difficult ones. His mother's 15th baby, he grew up in an Italian Catholic family members on a road packed with proud households with a mess of languages and backgrounds. From being packed into the neighborhood church, to operating and borrowing his method via scientific university at McGill whereas surviving numerous serious health problems, to his very winning occupation as a physician in California, his tale is entwined with these of all people from foundry staff to overseas ambassadors. A hot and informative examine the hard trip made through such a lot of, Alice highway is a testomony to the power and personality had to make it via tumultuous times.

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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by James Herriot

By James Herriot

How the heck did James Herriot grow to be sitting on a excessive Yorkshire moor, smelling vaguely of cows? James is not convinced, yet he is familiar with that he loves it. This moment hilarious quantity of memoirs includes extra stories of James' unpredictable boss Siegfried Farnon, his fascinating scholar brother Tristan, animal mayhem galore and his first encounters with a gorgeous lady referred to as Helen. 'He can inform a very good tale opposed to himself, and his excitement within the fantastic thing about the nation-state during which he works is infectious' - "Daily Telegraph". 'Full of heat, knowledge and wit' - "The Field". 'It is a excitement to be in James Herriot's corporation' - "Observer".

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It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by by Larry Smith

By Larry Smith

Millions of individuals all over the world spoke back to SMITH Magazine's demand six-word memoirs. Following up at the smashing luck of the hot York instances bestseller now not rather What i used to be making plans, listed below are extra memoirs from Sarah Silverman, Junot Diaz, Neil Patrick Harris, Suze Orman, homosexual Talese, Tony Hawk, Amy Tan—and hundreds of thousands of never-before-published writers. humorous and bittersweet, witty and wild, or downright tragic, those addictive lifestyles tales are either huge and miniscule. Six-word memoirs became an international phenomenon, providing an individual and everybody a telling peek at humanity and an opportunity to discover the author inside. "Father: ‘Anything yet journalism.' I rebelled." —Malcolm Gladwell "Live man's existence in woman's body!" —Diane von Furstenberg "Met spouse at her bachelorette party." —Eddie Matz "The depressing youth results in royalties." —Frank McCourt "I by no means checked my lottery ticket." —Casey Burra "Shiny head. Hippie hair. glossy head." —Wally Lamb "Bipolar, no methods approximately it." —Jason Owen "So might you think me anyway?" —James Frey "Can't examine middle donor's picture." —Tonia corridor "Healed with metal, then acquired real." —Dr. Mehmet ounces "I nonetheless perform my Oscar speech." —Jennifer Labbienti "I've performed all of it other than hear." —Marlee Matlin

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Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College in by Richard Rushfield

By Richard Rushfield

Richard Rushfield takes us on an unforgettable and hilarious journey via larger replacement schooling within the eighties.

Don't persist with Me, i am Lost is an odd and salacious memoir approximately existence on the final New England hippie university on the peak of Reaganomics. starting its doorways in 1970, Hampshire collage was once an test in innovative schooling that went hilariously awry. Self- proclaimed nerd Richard Rushfield enrolled with the freshman category of 1986, hoping to shed his healthy California upbringing during this liberal hideout, the place overachievement and preppy outfits have been banned.

by way of turns hilarious, ironic, and steeped in heritage, Don't keep on with Me, i am Lost takes readers to a campus populated via Deadheads, membership little ones, poets, and insomniac filmmakers, at a time whilst the US observed the increase of punk and grunge along neoconservatism, earnest demands political correctness, and Take again the evening vigils. think Lord of the Flies set on a faculty campus and you have got Richard Rushfield's alma mater experience.

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An Accidental Sportswriter by Robert Lipsyte

By Robert Lipsyte

An established activities columnist for the recent York instances interweaves tales from his existence and the occasions he lined to discover the relationships among the video games we play and the lives we lead transforming into up, Robert Lipsyte used to be the smart-aleck fats child, the bully magnet who went to the library rather than the ballpark. because the perpetual outsider, even into maturity, Lipsyte's alienation from Jock tradition made him a rarity within the press field: the sportswriter who wasn't a activities fan. this sense of otherness has coloured Lipsyte's activities writing for 50 years, a lot of it spent as a columnist for the recent York occasions. He did not stick to specific athletes or groups; he wasn't awed by way of the entry afforded through his press move or his familiarity with the avid gamers within the locker room. among bouts on the instances, he introduced a winning profession writing younger grownup fiction, usually approximately activities. The event and perception he earned over a part century infuse An unintentional Sportswriter. Going past the standard memoir, Lipsyte has written "a reminiscence loop, a round look for misplaced or forgotten items within the puzzle of a life." In telling his personal tale, he grapples with American activities and society—from Mickey Mantle to invoice Simmons—arguing that Jock tradition has seeped into our company, politics, and kin lifestyles, and its definitions became the traditional to degree price. filled with knowledge and an realizing of yank activities that contextualizes instead of celebrates athletes, An unintentional Sportswriter is the crowning fulfillment of a wealthy occupation and a ebook that would converse to us for years yet to come.

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