Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: 2005-03-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Written with elegance, warmth, and humor, this highly original "teaching memoir" by William Zinsser—renowned bestselling author of On Writing Well gives you the tools to organize and recover your past, and the confidence to believe in your life narrative. His method is to take you on a memoir of his own: 13 chapters in which he recalls dramatic, amusing, and often surprising moments in his long and varied life as a writer, editor, teacher, and traveler. Along the way, Zinsser pauses to explain the technical decisions he made as he wrote about his life. They are the same decisions you'll have to make as you write about your own life: matters of selection, condensation, focus, attitude, voice, and tone.
Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release Date: 2011
A previously unpublished novella, which was found among the author's stories after his death, investigates the strange ways in which love, in spite of everything—time, war, betrayal—can last, telling the story of Louis, an ambitious young man from a modest background who falls in love with the wife of his rich employer. Original.
This is a book of a young lady and her journey through life. She had to deal with life and its struggles at an earlier age. Overcoming every obstacle that got in her way including abuse, sex, marriage and divorce. She put her Soul into this book with the hopes that her Journey can help save or change the next persons life in a positive way. She will take you on a Journey with her from birth to adulthood, so fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. Christina Puglisi said on Jan 19, 2011 9:25 AM I read this book and I was hooked (couldn't put it down) right from the beginning! Latrice describes in great detail the real-life, emotional struggles of a young girl with ALOT of drama in her life. She also recounts the many hard lessons she learned and continues to learn as she matures. This book was very raw, honest, deep and extremely personal. I would highly recommend this book. Charles J. Brooks "Uncle" said on Jun 4, 2010 5:22 PM You are so precious to me, I am so happy that you are writing so that you can help others. Many of us really believe that the deeds done in this life is a secret, for some of us yes. In sharing you dreams, aspirations and stumbling blocks and some high walls that you sought strength to climb or knock down or remove stone by stone, has allowed you to be set free from the past, looking forward to the God adventures in this life, to attain eternal victory. Always Love
Description Everything that you read in this book is a moment in my life, as you are probably familier with the facts that we all have our ups and downs as our lives are a constant chain of experiences, there are times when we can wonder if it is worth carrying on due to relationship break ups, lack of self worth or even just the our general day to day living, and i hope that my experiences good or bad may help or guide or even give other people a some hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel, this book shall go through experiences that at some point we can all relate to you, rejection, depression, relationship difficulties loss of loved ones, children, and also the love that we often hold for our families, but even the deceipt and uncaring way that some parents and grandparents etc can also deliver, and so i hope and pray that you have had fewer of these times than me as all poems in this book are of situations that i have been in, love that i had and lost, children that i bore and the ones i did not bare, and alsodifficulties of losing my children my home etc and most important of how i got through all of this as there are words of comfort and support.i have used poetry for the last 17 years to express my anger i found that it helped me to write everything down what i was feeling rather than punching out or harming myself, and the fact that i then made it into poems gave me a great sense of worth and admiration for myself, and the fact now that i hope it shall help others is the biggest reward i could get which makes all my experiences a little more worth while these poems are about me and my journey into adult life they helped me through all the mental health issues which have allowed me to be still standing today, i hope that they shall help and inspire you too in your journey. About the AuthorMy name is Lisa Diallo and I was born in Oldham just on the outskirts of Manchester in 1972. I am at present living in Lincoln with my husband to be and my 4 children. I started writing poetry as a release and comfort without even realising I could inspire other people. Most of my later years have been spent looking after and raising my 4 children, who suffer with a.d.h.d. and autism, whilst still trying to deal with my own disorders: avoidance disorder and borderline personality disorder. I have always had a love of writing and plan to continue to write and I hope this book may inspire and offer words of comfort to many others, and that that shall make all their experiences that little more worthwhile.
Sie ist klug, elegant und charmant. Eine Kämpferin mit Leidenschaft und Stil. Ein Vorbild für Frauen seit fünf Jahrzehnten. Hillary Clinton verehrt sie genauso wie die Schauspielerin Emma Watson. Lange vor Facebook-Chefin Sheryl Sandberg hat Gloria Steinem Frauen den Glauben an sich selbst gegeben. Sie hat provoziert, Mut gemacht und alte Rollenbilder über den Haufen geworfen. Auch heute noch, mit über achtzig Jahren, ist Gloria Steinem ein Star, der Frauen jeder Generation begeistert. In MY LIFE ON THE ROAD erzählt Steinem von einem rastlosen Leben, ausgefüllt mit Reisen und unvergesslichen Begegnungen. Schon als Kind, als Tochter eines durch die Lande tingelnden Antiquitätenhändlers aus Toledo, Ohio, war ihr eines klar geworden: Man braucht nicht unbedingt einen geografischen Anker im Leben, dafür aber ein klares Ziel vor Augen.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Author: Eben Alexander
Release Date: 2013-03-04
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Eine spektakuläre Reise in das Leben nach dem Tod Was geschieht, wenn wir sterben? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Fragen, die jeden Menschen berühren und die in diesem Buch auf revolutionäre Weise neu beantwortet werden. Mit 54 Jahren erkrankt der renommierte Neurochirurg und Harvard-Dozent Eben Alexander an einer extrem seltenen Form der Hirnhautentzündung. Er fällt ins Koma. Die Ärzte stellen fest, dass sein Gehirn irreparabel geschädigt ist, und prognostizieren sein baldiges Ende. Doch Eben Alexander kehrt ins Leben zurück – und gesundet innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Minutiös berichtet der Gehirnforscher, was er während des Komas durchlebte: Begleitet von einem Engelwesen taucht er ein in eine Welt ohne Zeit und Raum, in der sich ihm die göttliche Quelle allen Seins offenbart. Hier erfährt er: Wir alle sind Teil eines universalen, unsterblichen Bewusstseins.
Author: Yiyun Li
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Release Date: 2018-03-12
„Was für ein langer Weg es ist von einem Leben zu einem anderen: Doch warum schreiben, wenn nicht wegen dieser Distanz.“ Yiyun Li schreibt – ohne je das Wort zu verwenden – über ihren Selbstmordversuch, über das, was es bedeutet, an der Grenze zwischen Leben und Tod zu stehen. Sie kam als Immunologin von China nach Amerika und entdeckte erst dort, dass das Schreiben eine Form des Widerstands gegen die existenzielle Leere sein kann. In diesem zutiefst bewegenden Buch erzählt Yiyun Li von ihren Depressionen und von jenen Büchern von Stefan Zweig, Elizabeth Bishop und William Trevor, die sie aus ihrer Einsamkeit herausgerissen haben. Ein Buch über die lebensspendende Kraft der Literatur.
Author: Anne Gawthorpe
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-04-30
If you have ever wanted to write down your life story but never found the time or the confidence, this book is for you. It will help you to find a style that suits you, collect and structure all the information you need, plan your story and discover your voice. In reading this book you will learn how to gather anecdotes and other infromation from your different sources, plan and structure your work and, ultimately, how and where to publish, guided by a highly experienced and prize-winning winning author. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing your life story. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Author: Ronnie McMullen
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Eye opening, thrilling and inspiring. A page turner you can't put down! Empowering as well as entertaining." - Kevin Trudeau, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author "A must read for those that like to challenge their minds. Can you dare to read and ponder? The Journey into Reflection called me into the settings as if I were there." - Dr. Chris Hastings "The Journey into Reflection is your story in a well written script: The Journey into Reflection can change your perspective, your life, even your eternity. The stories are about self reflecting, about pivotal moments in life when heartache becomes opportunity; tragedy turns into victory; setbacks become quantum leaps." - Randy Maugans, The Threshing Floor Radio Show "Ronnie McMullen's book The Journey into Reflection is presented in simplicity yet intensely packed with reminders and insight into a world of possibilities. Through his stories our hearts ignite with hope and wonder as we step into our own inner sanctum and find peace. Beautiful stories! Very invigorating to the spirit and mind!" - Sonia Barrett, Author and Editor, Sovereign Mind Magazine "Each page makes you remember what you have forgotten, that miracles do happen every day. This world is not linear, it is multi-dimensional. Emotional, thought-provoking and filled with messages to your soul. Each chapter will have some sort of connection to you and your own life, it is impossible not to see and feel. Wonderful!" - Rebecca Jernigan, Host: Journeys with Rebecca Radio Show About the Author: