My Life and Other Stories

My Life and Other Stories

They may or may not be able to join you Christmas day because they have
obligations to visit their in—laws or have to work the next day and can't travel, or
whatever the circumstance. You find yourself alone now, like once before in your
life, ...

Author: Bob Elles

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481752909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Intelligence comes from ignorance as wisdom comes from naiveté and there is nothing like gathering both from people who represent a diverse swath of nations throughout the world. As cultures require contact with each other in order to grow and remain viable, and not succumb to atrophy, man too requires contact with men of different beliefs and practices. No one nation or culture or religion has a hold on logic or is immune to extremism. I feel blessed that I’ve had the opportunity to absorb and learn about aspects of life that I’m sure I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. In fact, my whole belief system was changed over the past forty-five years through this contact. I began to do some research on my family and what I learned, coupled with what I had experienced in my life, literally brought me to tears in gratitude and admiration, and hopefully in wisdom. If you like to sit down and listen to stories told by, say, an old friend, an uncle, or a person with wrinkles on his face, grey in his hair, and a sparkle of wisdom in his eyes, coupled with a smile on his face, then you should so bother. If you don’t, then stop right here and go pick up and read a book on vampires or love’s lost or whatever turns your fancy. My life has been tragic and wondrous and I have what I call life lessons that I believe you will find helpful in your life. I’ll even go so far as to say that, given even a fraction of introspection in you, your life will be significantly altered after you’ve read this book. I know that doesn’t sound humble but I also know this to be true. I have learned, forgot, and made up many a good story. Keep this in mind when you read these chapters (stories) compiled within this book. Are they all true? Mostly, with only the most embarrassing events removed. An old retired Air Force fighter pilot once told me “I have secrets only God and I know – and that’s the way it will remain.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others

With Stories of Your Life and Others, his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and ...

Author: Ted Chiang

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447281986

Category: Fiction


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Includes 'Story of Your Life' the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve. With Stories of Your Life and Others, his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose. From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above, to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life; from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty, to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality. . . Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
Categories: Fiction

My Life and Other Stories

My Life  and Other Stories

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1378667433

Category: History

Page: 262

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Categories: History

My Life as a Deaf Gay Man and Other Stories

My Life as a Deaf Gay Man and Other Stories

BEACH MORIER My life asaDEAF Gay Man and Other Stories Peter Beach. Front

Author: Peter Beach Morier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477262924

Category: Deaf gay men

Page: 128

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Preface: The Inner Man By Margaret A. Pitts Peter B. Morier, who is deaf and gay, knows why he exists. I met him at Chestnut Lane, an assisted-living facility for deaf and blind people, while he was doing court-ordered community service. He was living in the past and present, and he also hoped that there would be a future for him-because at that point, his future was uncertain. He does not like to waste time. Peter has given his life to serving justice rather than adding to the numerous injustices and inequalities and the never-ending violence and viciousness that the world contains. At one point, Peter had thought that he would not make a difference. But he realizes that he was wrong to feel that way. Furthermore, other people have said that he has indeed made a difference. He never regretted the commitment he made. Peter shared his feelings with me and, at this point in his life, he is ready to keep moving forward. He has written this book with two goals. He wants to remove the stigmas that have been wrongfully placed on his life and give credibility to the Deaf and gay perspective. My name is Margaret Pitts, and I reside in Gresham, Oregon. I am Peter's ghostwriter, and he also considers me to be his "adopted sister." One part of Peter's book is one of the saddest yet most joyful stories ever printed. It is the story of how Peter found peace again, overcoming his fears with a newfound trust and transforming his life. It is truly a wonderful story to read and very inspiring. Peter has been praised for managing to tell such a difficult story. How painful it must have been for him to look back at those difficult times and transcend them. It is a wonderfully strong story, an epic journey about hope, strength, justice, and overcoming a multitude of adversities. It is a true test of human spirit and should inspire everyone to reach their highest potential in life, no matter what physical, psychological, or emotional obstacles are placed in his or her way. Peter is one of the most remarkable and multitalented human beings I know. I am proud to be his sister.
Categories: Deaf gay men

Nobody Told Me My Life with the Yardbirds Renaissance and Other Stories

Nobody Told Me  My Life with the Yardbirds  Renaissance and Other Stories

Another stunt involved calling up Frank Sinatra in Hollywood, and leaving a
message saying “Jim called.” Paul, on the other hand, could wade into any
situation and, in that quiet, wise way of his, tell whoever was complaining to snap
out of it.

Author: Jim McCarty


ISBN: 9780244966508

Category: Art

Page: 306

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Nobody Told Me is the long awaited autobiography by Jim McCarty, a founding and current member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Yardbirds, a founder member of Renaissance, Together and Box of Frogs, and an internationally respected songwriter. Open, honest, modest and affecting, Jim looks back on his long and remarkable career with both a keen eye for detail and his trademark sense of humour. From the birth of the British R&B boom to the latest incarnation of his much beloved band, Jim tells of his life on and off stage, alongside some of the most legendary musicians in rock history - including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page (who also contributed the book's introduction). From the Yardbirds, the story unfolds across Together, Renaissance and Illusion, collaborations with the Pretty Things and the British Invasion All Stars, Box of Frogs, Stairway and more.
Categories: Art

The Source of Life and Other Stories

The Source of Life and Other Stories

I. The children are in school, their older sister asleep upstairs, my pages
scattered across the ornamented floor. This is Brooklyn with innumerable birds.
Just this morning Lila picked up the book that had frightened her and said, “I can
read it in ...

Author: Beth Bosworth

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822978466

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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From “The Eight Rhetorical Mode” Later he asked, “Would you like to go for a hike sometime?” and two trains of thought left the station: He means to get to know me and we might leave the city together and it’s been a long time since I climbed a mountain. That train chugged into a wider brighter country all the time. The other train went by another route through the panicked interior. He’s a lunatic, it whistled. He’s been in and out of hospitals. He will take you to a mountaintop and throw you right off into the bright air: choo choo! Post-divorce dating is one more cause for celebration (or a quick call in to the police) in Beth Bosworth’s revelatory new book, The Source of Life and Other Stories. The spine of this collection is a series of linked stories about Ruth Stein, a Brooklyn author whose first book has exposed her father’s abuses; while the voice here, speaking across a lifetime, ranges from bittersweet to humorous to lethal. In other stories Bosworth’s narrators—a mother left to care for her son’s suicidal dog, an editor haunted by a dog-eared manuscript—seem to grab hold of the reins and run off with their fates. Meanwhile Bosworth explores the extended family, the bonds of friendship, an apocalyptic Vermont, the rank yet redeemable Gowanus Canal; also rites of passage, race relations, divorce, middle-aged romance, dementia, funerals, alcoholism, and the Jewish religion. Reality is just another stumbling block for Bosworth’s characters, who might help themselves but don’t always choose to. There are leaps of faith here, nonetheless, as the collection dispenses a kind of narrative psychotropic for survival and redemption, with a chaser of humor mixed in.
Categories: Fiction



The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and her achievements

Author: Dolly Parton

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0061092363

Category: Music

Page: 332

View: 607

The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and her achievements
Categories: Music

A Beautiful Life and Other Stories

A Beautiful Life and Other Stories

After Halloween came Thanksgiving and our first on North Road was a
memorable one. We all sat around the large drop-leaf table in the dining room—
my parents, brother and sister, my grandfather, and Auntie Merle and Uncle Ula
from ...

Author: Writers' Discussion Group (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Publisher: Righter Bookstore

ISBN: 9781934936665

Category: American poetry

Page: 404

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An eclectic variety of stories, articles, travelogues, commentary, life stories and poetry by 25 talented writers. This is the fifth book by The Writers¿ Discussion Group of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Categories: American poetry

The Life Manager and Other Stories

The Life Manager and Other Stories

She had no real man in her life; Hamilton was a fiction of a husband. No deep
communion between their souls ever happened. All true relationships in her life
had been fulfilled through phone calls and letters, and through passages in

Author: Mirela Roznoveanu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595766727

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 160

In Mirela Roznoveanu's new book of fiction, human love is everywhere but strangely hard to find. Love animates a world where the tangled web of sexuality, commitment, language, place, and history enthralls us with its tantalizing detours, its cruel pretenders, and its unexpected pleasures. These tumultuous pages introduce us to people we can instantly recognize and never forget. From adventures that vividly signal a lifetime's meaning each returns with something new-something utterly different from that which was sought. Here in her first major work in English, we find the pulsing, streaming vision of time, place, history and character that distinguishes Roznoveanu's work in her native Romanian. Roznoveanu restores a visionary spirit lost to English for two or more generations. These stories come to us in the circuitous wake of the great early modernists, offering prodigious healing power for the grave psychic wounds that have afflicted the human condition since the crucial turning point of 1945. The Life Manager and Other Stories scintillates with cascades of luminous images and narrative reversals that seize our attention and don't let go. This is a book to return to again and again for its endlessly intriguing glimpses of the elusive peace and joy our souls thirst for.
Categories: Fiction

A Parallel Life and Other Stories

A Parallel Life and Other Stories

HEN I BROUGHT my aunt her groceries, she was on the phone to the cemetery—
All Souls. It's an old one—though not the oldest—and the crypts of most of the
families we know are there. This is New Orleans, you understand, and because ...

Author: Robin Beeman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452137063

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 744

A penetrating and satisfying collection of sly but wise stories about passionate people, mostly women, who do not seem satisfied with the limits society places on them. A brilliant debut by a writer who knows her people and her territory, from rural Louisiana to the coast of California.
Categories: Fiction

The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories

me. They segregated me from the only person in the place I had even a speaking
acquaintance with; that was a girl I had met going down the hall who said to me: ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429957840

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of both the chilling and the mundane. The Lottery and Other Stories, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual short stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson's remarkable range -- from the hilarious to the horrible, the unsettling to the ominous -- and her power as a storyteller.
Categories: Fiction

Love of life and Other Stories by Jack London

Love of life and Other Stories by Jack London

She is white woman, she is young, very pretty, maybe she is twenty years old,
maybe twenty-five years old. She look at me. I look at her. She is very tired. She is
no dance-woman. I see that right away. She is good woman, and she is very tired

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Editora Dracaena

ISBN: 9788582182024

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 100

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Stories of Jack London first published in the early twentieth century. Read now one of the most important names in American literature. Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California. After working in the Klondike, London returned home and began publishing stories. His novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, placed London among the most popular American authors of his time. London, who was also a journalist and an outspoken socialist, died in 1916.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Love of Life and Other Stories

Love of Life and Other Stories

"And we start at three o'clock, for I am their man, and that which they say is to be
done, I do. It is clear and cold, and ... We can hear no sound but the beat of our
hearts, and in the silence that is a very loud sound. We are like sleep-walkers,
and ...

Author: Jack London

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775419587

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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Although best known as a master of the action-adventure genre, Jack London's interests were wide-ranging, and the topics he addressed in his prodigious body of work varied significantly, as well. In this engaging collection of tales, London spans the gamut between romance, exploration of unknown lands, and much in between.
Categories: Fiction

My Life in Israel and Other Short Stories

My Life in Israel  and Other Short Stories

Debbie Morgenstern. Her Begin Story Everyone living in Israel has a Menahem
Begin story. Hers. Her Begin Story.

Author: Debbie Morgenstern

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412028271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 554

My Life in Israel is a collection of more than twenty stories. They can be appreciated by anyone who has moved from one country to another and started a new life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories

Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories

Learning Psychodynamic Concepts from Life Kerry Malawista, Anne Adelman,
Catherine Anderson. 22. PHANTOM. LIMB. A child dies and a mother's grief
sweeps over her. Without you, my life is a tumultuous sea. I am struggling to stay
above ...

Author: Kerry Malawista

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231151641

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories enlivens psychodynamic theory for students, teachers, clinicians, and others eager to learn the ins and outs of practice. Sharing amusing, poignant, and sometimes difficult stories from their personal and professional lives, Kerry Malawista, Anne Adelman, and Catherine Anderson invite readers to explore the complex underpinnings of the profession, along with analytical theory's esoteric nature. There couldn't be a more appropriate method for illustrating the dynamics of psychoanalysis than the vehicle of story, which is such an integral part of psychodynamic practice. Through their narratives, the authors, who are also practicing analysts, show readers how to incorporate psychodynamic concepts into their work and identify common truths at the root of shared experience. Their approach demystifies dense material and the emotional consequences of intimate practice. Divided into five sections, the book covers psychodynamic theory, the development of ideas, technique, the challenges of treatment, and the experiences of trauma and loss. Each section opens with a brief memoir composed by one of the authors and follows with a discussion of related concepts. Overall the presentation follows a developmental trajectory, opening with stories from early childhood and resolving with present encounters. Their unique approach allows readers to absorb psychodynamic concepts as they unfold across the lifespan.
Categories: Psychology

Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories

Life in the Iron Mills  and Other Stories

Rebecca Harding Davis Tillie Olsen. The Wife's Story I will tell you the story of my
life, since The Wife's Story.

Author: Rebecca Harding Davis

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 0935312390

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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You must read this book and let your heart be broken-New York Times Book Review "One of the earliest recognitions in American literature of the existence of the very poor."-Michele Murray, National Observer Suggested for course use in: 19th-century U.S. literature Working-class studies Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) published 12 books and many serialized novels, stories, and essays.
Categories: Fiction

My Father s Tears and Other Stories

My Father s Tears and Other Stories

My great-cousin was a dapper chickenfarmer who by the time of our last visits
had become noticeably shorter than I. He had ... Thinking back, trying to locate in
my life other moments of that full-glass feeling, I recall one in Passaic, New
Jersey, ...

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141924557

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A beautiful, moving collection of short stories, in many of which Updike revisits the haunts of his childhood from the vantage point of old age. In 'Fiftieth' old friends reconnect at a class reunion, and one of them is left wondering, 'What does it mean: the enormity of having been children and now being old, living next to death.' In the story 'The Full Glass' the protagonist describes somewhat ruefully the rituals of old age. Before going to bed, he raises his nightly water glass 'drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.' In 'Varieties of Religious Experiences' a grandfather, visiting his daughter in Brooklyn Heights, watches the tower of the World Trade Centre fall, and his view of a God is forever altered. Again and again in these memorable stories, Updike strikes to the heart, giving words to what is so often left unsaid. He is at once witty, devastatingly observant, touching - and, of course, a consummate storyteller. This is a collection that will be admired and cherished.
Categories: Fiction

A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories

A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories

... day after day, turning my life into language. Books by other writers line the
walls, and oneither side of me,onthe desk, my own writing accumulates:
unfinished articles, abandoned letters, the bony skeleton ofanovel, beginnings
without ends.

Author: Lisa Tuttle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781782068747

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'Tuttle is at her best as a short story writer. The power and sheer quality of her work are unmistakable on every page' Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review. Containing 'Wives', a classic in feminist science fiction and the author's most frequently discussed and reprinted short story, and 'The Bone Flute', which was famously awarded and then removed from the Nebula Awards, Lisa Tuttle's second short-story collection is as breathtaking and genre bending as the first. Originally published by The Woman's Press, a specialised feminist publishing company in 1987, A Spaceship Built of Stones contains 10 short stories that demonstrate Tuttle's effortless mastery of the short story form and her undeniable writing prowess. The collection also includes the stories 'No Regrets', 'The Family Monkey', 'Mrs T', 'A Spaceship Built of Stone', 'The Cure', 'The Hollow Man', 'The Other Kind' and 'The Birds of the Moon'.
Categories: Fiction

My Circus Train and other Stories and Reflections from Sermons

My Circus Train and other Stories and Reflections from Sermons

My life has been blessed beyond anything I could have imagined, because you
have been my teachers, each in your own way. You gave me incredible gifts as
you shared your own life stories with me, as we just walked along together in ...

Author: Jan Walker

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490861050

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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As I go on in this life, a verse from Psalm 16 is my story: "You will show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy." That path has taken me on adventures wanted and unwanted, and led to dreams that came true and dreams that died along the way. That is my story so far. I've come to know that each of us is a story and how we tell our story makes a difference as we walk through this world. We all have broken pieces of ourselves that we've left along the path, but we can decide whether to pick them up and put them together in a new way and go on, or we can go on with the broken pieces hurting us with every step. That's our choice, and with the help of God and companions along the way, the grace and fullness of healing and joy can come.
Categories: Religion