A New York Times Bestseller "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."–NPR.org The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.
The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.
This book is more than how to brew a cup of tea – it is a tea education you won't find anywhere else. Dive deep into the guts of the tea industry from the perspective of true insiders in the tea industry. Most tea drinkers never realize the depth of the story behind each cup. This book illuminates what even people who are in the tea business may not know. Packed with nitty gritty, real life stories and unearthing gems of knowledge about the tea business, this book reveals the deep inner workings of the tea business and maps out who the real players are and what they are really doing, as well as what you can do about it. Shana Zhang comes from a tea family and has a background unlike any other author on tea. She has worked for the largest tea export company in Yunnan and now runs her own venture, Wild Tea Qi. People travel from all over the world to directly partake of her in-depth knowledge of tea. JT Hunter has been working tirelessly in the field to support the last true tea artisans and shed light on the importance of biodiversity and the truth behind the tea business. This book is for the tea lovers, the tea newbie, the tea connoisseur, and anyone in the business of tea. Reading this will make you reassess everything you think you already know about tea. You thought tea was healthy – and it can be – but in the first half of the book, the industry-insider authors expose the appalling truth of how the tea most people drink is produced and distributed. The second half of the book explores the deeper reasons about why we brew tea, which will ultimately inform how you brew it. This book will change the way you buy and drink tea. Shana Zhang worked in the largest tea exporting company in Yunnan Province, China. She and J.T. Hunter now run their own tea company, Wild Tea Qi, specializing in only premium, truly organic tea leaves from ancient, wild tea trees, and they operate their business from a holistic, traditional Chinese medicine perspective. J.T. Hunter is the author of another book on subjects similar to this new one, which is also well worth reading.
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world. Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist, and advocate for social justice. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, she recounts her quest-beginning in childhood-to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else: What's really going on? Why are we here? In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never, in all the intervening years, written or spoken about it to anyone. It was the kind of event that people call a "mystical experience"-and, to a steadfast atheist and rationalist, nothing less than shattering. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, Ehrenreich reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. The result is both deeply personal and cosmically sweeping-a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science, religion, and the human condition. With her signature combination of intellectual rigor and uninhibited imagination, Ehrenreich offers a true literary achievement-a work that has the power not only to entertain but amaze.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch
The Bible is a photo album, brimming with self-portraits of a God who wants to be known. God has put these pictures in the Bible to reveal his character. By examining them, we discover who God is and why he’s worth knowing better. And we discover something else: who he wants us to be. He wants us to copy his picture into our own character. Wild Truth Bible Lessons--Pictures of God 2 is a guide to 12 God-pictures taken straight from the Photo Album. They are active Bible lessons for junior high and middle school Sunday school classes or youth group meetings, each one based on one of the 50 pictures of God and presented energetically, relevantly, and scripturally in the companion student book Wild Truth Journal: Pictures of God. The lessons are loaded with off-the-wall and easy-to-do discussion starters, video ideas, scripts, games with a point. And, of course, Bible passages and studies that springboard junior highers from the abstract into the concrete as (open Bibles in hand) they explore the nature of God in a lively, relevant way, and then begin practicing in their own lives the traits of God. Here’s how the lessons are organized: * Picture Prep grabs your group’s attention to prepare them for what’s ahead. * Action Shot takes your students into the Bible to catch God in the act of revealing his character. * Self-Portrait explores the given aspect of God’s character...how it makes God just that much more awesome...and why it’s a very good trait for us to have, too. * Print It! challenges your students to print God’s picture into their own lives by living out his character in an immediately practical way. 12 lessons
Ready to introduce your junior highers to wild examples of spiritual maturity? Check out biblical adventures of these people and the character qualities they exemplify -- real people who, in wild Bible stories, did really wild things for God: - Kid King . . . Josiah (influencing others) - Wise Guy, the King of Good Decisions . . . Solomon (wise decisions) - Little Timmy, the Teenage Teacher . . . Timothy (living for God while still a young teen) - Dave's posse . . . David's mighty men (doing outrageous things for God) - Whiney Bro, the Fair-Share Demander . . . the Prodigal Son's brother (demanding your rights) - Moe's Mom, the Cruise Director . . . Moses' mother (trusting God in difficult situations) - Pete, the Second-Chance Wonder . . . Peter (God's forgiveness) - Samantha, the Water Woman . . . the woman at the well (racism). You won't believe all the off-the-wall discussion starters, video ideas, scripts, games with a point -- and, of course, Bible passages you can use to springboard junior highers into topics that don't just mean the world to them, but are the world. Friendship. Embarrassment. Rights. Racism. Each lesson reaches back into history to underline for junior highers the reality of Old and New Testament people and principles -- and then reaches forward, challenging your students to make better decisions, better friends, better lives. Each lesson thoroughly preps you to teach it, including convenient reminders of what materials you need and when you need them. And in each lesson students dig into Wild Pages that bring scriptural principles right into the kids' own experience. 12 lessons
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2014-03-13
David Eldridge's new version of Ibsen's classic, published to tie-in with the production at the Donmar Warehouse, London Should the truth be pursued whatever the cost? The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to expose his father's duplicity and to free his childhood friend from the lies on which his happy home life is based. This new version by David Eldridge of Henrik's Ibsen's classic play of 1884 opened at the Donmar Warehouse in December 2005. 'David Eldridge's version brings out Ibsen's permanent relevance without any textual coarsening' Guardian 'Five Stars. Flawless' Guardian 'A beautifully judged and absorbing piece of work' Independent 'Five Stars. Powerful and gripping' The Times 'Perhaps the greatest of Ibsen's plays ... A masterly production of a masterpiece' Telegraph
Weekly studies to reinforce what junior highers are learning from their Wild Truth Journal These Bible lessons send students straight to the words of Jesus to discover the truth, then dare them to live that truth today. Includes games, activities, sketches, handouts, and reproducible worksheets.
A crime of gentility in Gramercy Park! The Sturtevant sisters, the park setting, could pass as a faded daquerreotype. Gramercy Park is still a private enclave in mid-New York, unsharing of secrets within codes of the society of the Five Hundred families. Mansions have features reflecting past, and present owners. This enclosure aches with regrets, crying out for liberty to love wildly, to roam, to sing a self, or to commit a crime. Early on the residents judged the Player's Club in the quadrangle to be a bad mix. Esme and Cecilie live in a mansion opposite the Player's Club. Cecilie, the younger, weds a promising actor, Adam Addams, who was reared in the Club, the son of janitors. Convicted of her murder, he stands condemned, and awaits sentence set by a report from the probation department. Dan Biggs, an officer, is burned out. Reports are ad hoc hurried tintypes, which belie the purpose of tailored sentencing. A devalued life devalues his own! Biggs is drawn like a fan to the theatricality of the crime. Among artists, he becomes an artist in mind, restoring depth to his emotional life. His report is a performance by a puppet theatre, which reenacts the wild truth of the crime. In a Court of Law? Outrageous! The denouement turns on the meaning of a locket, and its pathos for Esme and Cecilie.
The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music. Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy, never-ending rock extravaganza. During this unparalleled run of success, debauchery, and drama, no one was closer to the band than Noel Monk. A man who’d worked with some of rock’s biggest and most notorious names, Monk spent seven years with Van Halen, serving first as their tour manger then as their personal manager until 1985, when both he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, backstabbing, and disappointment consumed the band. Throughout Van Halen’s meteoric rise and abrupt halt, this confidant, fixer, friend, and promoter saw it all and lived to tell. Now, for the first time, he shares the most outrageous escapades—from their coming of age to their most shocking behavior on the road; from Eddie’s courtship and high profile wedding to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise. Sharing never-before-told stories, Monk paints a compelling portrait of Eddie Van Halen, bringing into focus the unique combination of talent, vision, hardship, and naiveté that shaped one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time—and made him and his brother vulnerable to the trappings and failings of fame. Illustrated with dozens of rare photographs from Monk’s vaults, Runnin’ with the Devil is manna from rock heaven no Van Halen fan can miss.