Download A House on the Ocean, a House on the Bay (a memoir) by Felice Picano PDF

By Felice Picano

A home at the Ocean, a home at the Bay spans the heyday of Picano's lifestyles within the Pines and big apple in the course of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. He chronicles his amorous affairs and the tortuous intricacies of an established love triangle, his hilarious misadventures as a bookshop worker (arranging a ebook celebration hosted via Jackie Onassis, lunchtime rendezvous in mystery tunnels under Grand crucial Station, getting framed for embezzlement!), and the thrills and agonies all for the writing and publishing of his first novels, together with clever because the satan and Eyes. Picano additionally regales us with tales in regards to the mythical "Class of 1975, " the "Gay 2,000" - hip, political, proficient, attractive younger males who shaped and molded homosexual tradition because it exists at the present time. AIDS ultimately unfold throughout the Pines like wildfire and approximately ninety eight percentage of the "Gay 2,000" are actually useless, yet Felice Picano has lived via all of it, and he provides voice to these instances with humor, candor, and wistfulness.

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Download Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur Fleischmann PDF

By Arthur Fleischmann

During this foreign bestseller, father and recommend for Autism wisdom Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly’s personal phrases together with his tale of having to grasp his outstanding daughter—after years of believing that she was once not able to appreciate or converse with him.

At the age of 2, Carly Fleischmann used to be clinically determined with serious autism and an oral motor situation that avoided her from talking. medical professionals anticipated that she may by no means intellectually boost past the talents of a small baby. Carly remained principally unreachable over the years. Then, on the age of ten, she had a leap forward.

While operating along with her dedicated therapists, Carly reached over to their computing device and typed “HELP tooth HURT,” a lot to everyone’s astonishment. even though Carly nonetheless struggles with the entire indicators of autism, she now has standard, witty, and profound conversations at the desktop together with her relations and her many hundreds of thousands of supporters on-line.

One of the 1st books to discover firsthand the demanding situations of residing with autism, Carly’s Voice brings readers inside of a once-secret global within the corporation of an inspiring younger lady who has discovered her voice and her undertaking

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Download Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and by Claire Fontaine PDF

By Claire Fontaine

How does an honor scholar at certainly one of Los Angeles's most interesting prep schools–a great woman from a contented, loving home–trade college uniforms and afternoons on the mall for speedballs behind a truck in rural Indiana? How does her dedicated mom emerge from the surprise of discovering that her daughter has not just disappeared yet were residing a mystery lifestyles for greater than a yr? mom and daughter inform their parallel tales in enthralling first–person money owed. Claire Fontaine's tale is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary story chronicling her daughter Mia's drug–fueled manipulation of each person round her as she sought safe haven within the seedy underworld of felons and heroin addicts, the painful formative years secrets and techniques that led as much as it, and the therapeutic that undefined. Her look for Mia used to be brutal for either mom and daughter, a dizzying sequence of useless ends, outstanding coincidences and, every now and then, miracles. eventually, Mia was once compelled into harsh–but–loving boot camp colleges on continents whereas Claire entered a painful yet life–changing software of her personal. Mia's tale contains the jarring tradition surprise of the intense and debatable habit amendment tuition she was once in for almost years, which helped her triumph over melancholy and self–hatred to emerge a strong younger lady with self–esteem and braveness. come again is an unforgettable tale of affection and transformation that might resonate with moms and daughters all over.

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Download Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun: The Odyssey of an Artist in an Age by Gita May PDF

By Gita May

The ideal lady artist of her age, Elisabeth Vig?e Le Brun (1755—1842) exerted her substantial appeal to develop into the pal, after which reputable portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. even though ecocnomic, this position made Vig?e Le Brun a public and debatable determine, and in 1789 it induced her exile. In a Europe torn by means of strife and revolution, she however controlled to thrive as an self sustaining, self-supporting artist, doggedly establishing studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. lengthy missed or brushed aside, Vig?e Le Brun’s pictures now grasp within the Louvre, in a room in their personal, in addition to in all major artwork museums of the world.

This gripping biography tells the tale of a singularly proficient and high-spirited lady throughout the progressive period and explores the advance and importance of her paintings. The ebook additionally recounts the private and non-private lives of Elisabeth Vig?e Le Brun, connecting  her with such personalities of her age as Catherine the nice, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin, and surroundings her studies within the context of up to date ecu politics and tradition. A beneficiant choice of illustrations, together with 16 of Vig?e Le Brun’s photographs provided in complete colour, completes this unparalleled volume.

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Download The Intimate Empire: Reading Women's Autobiography by Gillian Whitlock PDF

By Gillian Whitlock

Via contextualized readings, this paintings argues that autobiographic writing permits an intimate entry to procedures of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which happens in postcolonial area. The ebook explores the interconnections among race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and makes use of a style of interpreting which appears for connections among very diverse autobiographical writings to pursue buildings of blackness and whiteness, femininity and masculinity, and nationality. not like prior reviews of autobiography which specialise in a constrained Euro American canon, the e-book brings jointly modern and 19th-century women's autobiographies and commute writing from Canada, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. With emphasis at the reader of autobiography up to the topic, it argues that colonization and resistance are deeply embedded in pondering the self.>

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Download The life and legacy of Annie Oakley by Glenda Riley PDF

By Glenda Riley

With a widowed mom and 6 siblings, Annie Oakley first grew to become a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter just to positioned meals at the desk. but her genius with the gun ultimately resulted in her stardom in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West exhibit through the latter 1/2 the 19th century. The archetypal western lady, Annie Oakley instructed girls to soak up capturing to obtain nutrition, safeguard themselves, and revel in fit workout, but she used to be additionally the right kind Victorian girl, demurely dressed and skeptical concerning the price of women’s suffrage. Glenda Riley provides the 1st interpretive biography of the advanced lady who used to be Annie Oakley.

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Download Telling Moments: Autobiographical Lesbian Short Stories by Lynda Hall PDF

By Lynda Hall

    Telling Moments collects modern brief tales by means of a various staff of twenty-four lesbian writers. enticing subject matters of existence and dying, getting older, motherhood, race, love, paintings, and commute, the writers provide short glimpses into lesbian lives.
The tales are by way of famous modern writers—Gloria Anzaldúa, Mary Cappello, Emma Donoghue, Jewelle Gomez, Karla Jay, Anna Livia, Valerie Miner, Lesléa Newman, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Ruthann Robson, Sarah Schulman, and Jess Wells—and fascinating more moderen voices, akin to Donna Allegra and Marion Douglas. There also are tales from functionality artists Carmelita Tropicana, Peggy Shaw, and Maya Chowdhry. Anna Livia’s protagonist appreciates her mother’s crafty backyard construction. Ruthann Robson tells of a survivor of the healthiness care method. In Marion Douglas’s tale dances with an beautiful classmate. Donna Allegra’s robust building employee copes with the dying of her mom. And Karla Jay units her personality forth to swim with sharks. many of the tales are observed by means of an writer photograph, biographical cartoon, and—a most important feature—a observation from the writer on her writing procedure and the autobiographical nature of her tale, illustrating the reality in the back of the fiction.

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Download Truth, Justice, and the American Whore by Siouxsie Q PDF

By Siouxsie Q

Confessions of the Whore round the corner features impressive photographs of and probing phrases via the quintessentially American whore! Wrapped within the American flag, mentioning evaluations that your mom most probably will not approve, developing arguments that might make you blush, Siouxsie Q is a storyteller of the 1st order, and her tales embrace intercourse allure, political activism, and stable humor!

Siouxsie Q is the writer and host of the acclaimed podcast The WhoreCast, which showcases the tales, artwork, and voices of yankee intercourse employees. Siouxsie Q's column "The Whore round the corner" appears to be like within the SF Weekly.

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