#1 New York Times Bestseller A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation. Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out—a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting The Bobby Bones Show at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby’s passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean. Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby’s distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn’t shy away from the curves he continues to navigate—including his obsessive-compulsive disorder—on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family. Funny and tender, raw and honest, Bare Bones is pure Bobby Bones—surprising, entertaining, inspiring, and authentic.
Bare Bones by Bobby Bones Summary & Analysis Preview: In his memoir Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book, country music radio personality BobbyBones, whose birth name is Bobby Estell, looks back on his life so far. Bobby, who was 36 at the time of its 2016 publication, reflects on his successful and storied career, which has spanned three radio stations. He also explains how his difficult childhood has had an ambivalent legacy in his adult life: it has fueled his near-superhuman work ethic and severely stunted his personal relationships. Bobby was raised by his mother and grandmother in Mountain Pine, a tiny, impoverished town in rural Arkansas. Pam Hurt, his mother, was just 16 when he was born. She was always unreliable because of two related problems; she was an alcoholic and she had trouble keeping a job. Her family's food insecurity led her to use food stamps and steal food from the grocery store... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Bare Bones: - Summary of the Book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
Bare Bones by Bobby Bones | Summary & Analysis Preview: In his memoir Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book, country music radio personality Bobby Bones, whose birth name is Bobby Estell, looks back on his life so far. Bobby, who was 36 at the time of its 2016 publication, reflects on his successful and storied career, which has spanned three radio stations. He also explains how his difficult childhood has had an ambivalent legacy in his adult life: it has fueled his near-superhuman work ethic and severely stunted his personal relationships. Bobby was raised by his mother and grandmother in Mountain Pine, a tiny, impoverished town in rural Arkansas. Pam Hurt, his mother, was just 16 when he was born. She was always unreliable because of two related problems; she was an alcoholic and she had trouble keeping a job. Her family’s food insecurity led her to use food stamps and steal food from the grocery store… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Bare Bones: · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
In this delightful memoir, the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air reflects on her life as a professional reader. Maureen Corrigan takes us from her unpretentious girlhood in working-class Queens, to her bemused years in an Ivy League Ph.D. program, from the whirl of falling in love and marrying (a fellow bookworm, of course), to the ordeal of adopting a baby overseas, always with a book at her side. Along the way, she reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life—from classic works of English literature to hard-boiled detective novels, and everything in between. And in her explorations of the heroes and heroines throughout literary history, Corrigan’s love for a good story shines.
Author: Monroe Mann
Release Date: 2006-10-06
Genre: Performing Arts
“This book may be just the antidote for an actor who has completely lost faith or given up control over his destiny.” – Backstage West, Los Angeles “If this book is any indication of things to come, we are going to be hearing a lot about Monroe Mann.” – Bob Fraser, Emmy-recognized actor, producer, writer, and director, and author of You Must Act “A how-to for aspiring stars based on boot-camp persistence.” – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer “To make it big, you need the Real Deal. Mr. Mann is the Real Deal.” – Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the Guerrilla Marketing series of books This book is unlike any other you will read on the subject of acting. It is not about how to find good headshots, how to perfect a monologue, or how to find an agent, though these subjects are indirectly touched upon. It’s about how to succeed in the arts. It's about why 99% of aspiring professional actors fail to even get their foot in the door, and how the other 1% somehow do get their foot in the door... and actually stay there. Once and for all, this book aims to shatter the absurd notion that acting professionally is a privilege for only a select few, and that without a 'break' given by the industry, there is no hope for success. The blame for your failure (and the credit for your success) can only be put on yourself, and not the business. Forget the nay-sayers; wave goodbye to the critics; laugh at the agents who won't respond to you. The Theatrical Juggernaut is going to inspire you like no other 'how-to' book has ever done before.
Author: Diane L. Schneider, M.D.
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Genre: Health & Fitness
This book compiles the latest information about bolstering bones, from prevention to treatment, into a single, easy-to-understand resource. The author, a leading expert on osteoporosis, covers everything you should know about your bones. Using evidence-based research, first-hand stories, and her own experience, she provides practical recommendations to optimize your bone health. Get the facts on: bone health basics; risk factors for bone loss and fractures; bone density "DXA" scans; exercise and nutrition; vitamin D; prescription medicines; controversial "hot topics"; complementary and alternative approaches; and common health problems and medicines affecting your bones. Designed to be practical and user-friendly, each chapter ends with a bottom-line summary, "The Bare Bones," allowing you to easily reference issues of interest. This book is a clear, accurate, and up-to-date guide to improving bone health and contributing to a healthier life.
Author: Anna Fisk
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Sex, Sin, and Our Selves brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the literature of the acclaimed contemporary writers Michèle Roberts and Sara Maitland. Through placing theology in conversation with Roberts's and Maitland's literary engagement with issues of religion and gender, this book explores themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. In doing so, it challenges a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealized answers, rather than honor complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women's writing, Anna Fisk employs autobiographical narrative, critically understood as reading these stories beside my own.
Author: Jim George
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Bestselling author Jim George adapts his popular The Bare-Bones Bible Handbook (over 100,000 copies sold) for teens. This fast and friendly overview of every book of the Bible will inspire teens to explore the wisdom and truth of scripture as they discover: What is the major theme of each book of the Bible? What are the most important lessons for everyday life in each book? Who are the key characters, and what do they teach us? What are the key events in each book? This fascinating survey also includes sidebars geared to a teen's interests and life, giving them a solid foundation of knowledge about the most important book ever written. And Jim George's ability to make complex topics understandable will have readers referring to this resource again and again as their faith and wisdom grow throughout the years. A must for every youth group and leader.
“Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever.” —Carolyn Cassady Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac’s muse and the basis for the character “Dean Moriarty” in Kerouac’s classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey’s merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus “Further,” immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn. These amazing letters cover Cassady’s life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968. Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the “Soul of the Beat Generation” in his own words—sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious. Here is the real Neal Cassady—raw and uncut.
Rodinsky's world was that of the East European Jewry, cabbalistic speculation, an obsession with language as code and terrible loss. He touched the imagination of artist Rachel Lichtenstein, whose grandparents had left Poland in the 1930s. This text weaves together Lichtenstein's quest for Rodinsky - which took her to Poland, to Israel and around Jewish London - with Iain Sinclair's meditations on her journey into her own past and on the Whitechapel he has reinvented in his own writing. Rodinsky's Room is a testament to a world that has all but vanished, a homage to a unique culture and way of life.