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Download E-books Relish: My Life in the Kitchen PDF

By Lucy Knisley

A big apple instances BESTSELLER

Lucy Knisley loves meals. The daughter of a chef and a gourmand, this gifted younger cartoonist comes by way of her obsession truthfully. In her forthright, considerate, and humorous memoir, Lucy strains key episodes in her existence to this point, framed by means of what she was once consuming on the time and classes discovered approximately meals, cooking, and lifestyles. each one bankruptcy is bookended with an illustrated recipe―many of them valuable relatives dishes, and some of them Lucy's unique innovations.

A welcome learn for an individual who ever felt extra ardour for a sandwich than is precisely talking right, Relish is a picture novel for our time: it invitations the reader to have fun meals as a connection to bodies and a connection to the earth, instead of an enemy, a compulsion, or a client product.

A Publishers Weekly top kid's e-book of 2013
An NPR top booklet of 2013

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Download E-books Communion: A True Story PDF

By Whitley Strieber

Thus starts off the main spectacular true-life odyssey ever recorded—one man's riveting account of his notable stories with viewers from “elsewhere” . . . how they discovered him, the place they took him, what they did to him, and why.

Believe it. Or do not believe it. yet learn it—for this gripping tale will movement you're keen on no different. it is going to fascinate you, terrify you, and change how you event your world.

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Download E-books The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After PDF

By Melanie Gideon

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly sincere tackle marriage and motherhood through a girl who learned she used to be sleepwalking via existence and determined she had to take care of it.

The Slippery yr chronicles her fight to rediscover which means and delight in lifestyles whereas navigating the comical ups and downs of cohabiting with a husband, a toddler, and a puppy: bed wars along with her noisily snoring mate, the mental minefield of the college carpool line, and sending her son to sleep-away camp for the 1st time. Gideon manages to be laugh-out-loud humorous whereas additionally reflecting superbly and movingly on her quest to understand what she has.

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Download E-books Murder in the Kitchen (Penguin Great Food) PDF

By Alice B. Toklas

During this memoir-turned-cookbook, Alice B. Toklas describes her existence with accomplice Gertrude Stein and their famed Paris salon, which entertained the good avant-garde and literary figures in their day.

With dry wit and attribute understatement Toklas ponders the ethics of killing a carp in her kitchen sooner than stuffing it with chestnuts; adorning a fish to amuse Picasso at lunch; and traveling throughout France in the course of the First international battle in an previous supply truck, collecting neighborhood recipes alongside the best way. She incorporates a friend's playful recipe for 'Haschiche Fudge', which provides 'brilliant storms of laughter and ecstatic reveries', very like her book.

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Download E-books Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love PDF

By Matt Logelin

Matt and Liz Logelin have been highschool sweethearts. After years of long-distance courting, the pair ultimately settled jointly in l. a., they usually had all of it: an ideal marriage, a stunning new domestic, and a toddler woman at the method. Liz's being pregnant used to be rocky, yet they welcomed Madeline, attractive and fit, into the area on March 24, 2008.

Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died immediately, with out ever maintaining the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. notwithstanding faced with devastating grief and the tasks of a brand new and unmarried father, Matt didn't give up to devastation; he selected to maintain relocating forward-- to make a lifestyles for Maddy.

In this memoir, Matt stocks bittersweet and sometimes funny anecdotes of his courtship and marriage to Liz; of counting on his infant daughter for the help that she unknowingly supplied; and of the intense on-line neighborhood of strangers who've develop into his acquaintances. In honoring Liz's legacy, heartache has turn into solace.

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Download E-books Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond PDF

By Lanier Scott Isom

The inspiring tale of the girl on the middle of the old discrimination case that encouraged the Lilly Ledbetter reasonable Pay recovery Act--her struggle for equivalent rights within the place of work, and the way her choice grew to become a victory for the nation

Lilly Ledbetter continuously knew that she used to be destined for whatever greater than what she was once born into--a apartment without working water or electrical energy within the small city of Possum Trot, Alabama. In 1979, while Lilly utilized for her dream activity on the Goodyear tire manufacturing facility, she acquired the job--one of the 1st girls employed on the administration point. Nineteen years after her first day at Goodyear, Lilly obtained an nameless be aware revealing that she was once making hundreds of thousands much less according to yr than the boys in her place.
     whilst she filed a sex-discrimination case opposed to Goodyear, Lilly won--and then heartbreakingly misplaced on allure. Over the subsequent 8 years, her case made all of it how to the ultimate court docket, the place she misplaced back. yet Lilly endured to struggle, and have become the namesake of Barack Obama's first reputable piece of laws as president. A profitable memoir and a strong name to fingers, Grace and Grit is the tale of a real American icon.

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Download E-books La Petite: A Memoir PDF

By Michèle Halberstadt, Linda Coverdale

In La Petite, the well known French author and movie manufacturer Michèle Halberstadt vividly recounts the painful occasions that surrounded the dying of her loved grandfather while she used to be twelve years previous. Michèle’s mom favourite her older sister, her father used to be emotionally distant, her academics dismissive, and her friends a overseas species. Her grandfather by myself had given her a picture of herself that she may perhaps embody. After he died, there appeared to be not anything left for her. sooner or later she made up our minds that she’d had adequate of lifestyles. The capsules within the rest room have been nearby and the temptation of falling asleep perpetually used to be irresistible.

La Petite is neither grim nor sentimental. Halberstadt, the recipient of either the Legion d’Honneur and the Ordre du Mérite, France’s such a lot prestigious awards, has completely captured the feelings of the little woman she as soon as used to be. each girl will realize anything of herself during this relocating tale approximately adolescent grief, solitude, and awakening.

Translated from the French by way of Linda Coverdale.

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Download E-books All Dressed Up And Nowhere to Go: How Malcolm Bradbury Learned to Adjust to England and Englishness All Over Again PDF

By Malcolm Bradbury

After spending a yr instructing in an American collage within the Fifties, Malcolm Bradbury lower back to England merely to gain that his local state had develop into approximately as mystifying to him because the American Midwest. As Britain marched towards a brand new decade, a lot of the rustic used to be altering inexorably, its agrarian prior paved over by way of suburban builders, its quiet traditionalism changed by way of beehive hairdos and glossy, glass-walled place of work structures. And so, to confront this curious second in British historical past, Bradbury became to the sharpest instrument in his arsenal: humor. In All Dressed Up and Nowhere to head, he writes of a rustic balancing precariously at the boundary of 2 worlds, with the wry wit and keenly observant eye that experience made him one of many 20th century’s maximum satirists.

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Download E-books Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise PDF

By Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton hasn't ever been one to take the traditional route to good fortune. regardless of early stardom via his youth function within the movie "Stand by means of Me", and transforming into up on tv as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: the following Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, goal, and a plausible technique of paying the money owed. within the oddest of areas, Topeka, Kansas, Wil found that regardless of his claims to reputation, he used to be at middle Just a Geek.

In this bestselling ebook, Wil stocks his deeply own and tough trip to discover himself. you will comprehend the trials, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he involves phrases with what it ability to be well-known, or, satirically, recognized for as soon as having been well-known. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches at the frustrations linked to his performing occupation, his lack of ability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher within the public's eyes, the release of his enormously profitable site, wilwheaton.net, and the enjoyment he is present in writing. via all of this, Wil stocks the ups and downs he encountered alongside the adventure, besides the aid and love he stumbled on from his associates and family.

The tales in Just a Geek include:

  • Wil's plunge from youngster superstar to suffering actor
  • Discovering the fun of HTML, running a blog, Linux, and net design
  • The fight among Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, writer and blogger
  • Gut-wrenching reactions to the 9/11 disaster
  • Moving stories of Wil's relationships along with his spouse, step-children, and prolonged family
  • The transition from a B-list actor to an A-list author

Wil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in we all. enticing, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, Just a Geek will shock you and make you laugh.

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