Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: A Memoir of My Fifth-Grade Year

Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: A Memoir of My Fifth-Grade Year EPUB

Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: A Memoir of My Fifth-Grade Year
Like every fifth grader, Esme Raji Codell spent her days within the small world of school, neighborhood, and family. But this small world provides rich material for the often hilarious, always engrossing stories and vignettes in this book. In stories that perfectly evoke the perspective of her ten-year-old self, Esme demonstrates her gift for making the ordinary extraordin

Crossing EPUB

Crossing
We have read the stories of those who have crossed lines of race and class and culture. But few have written of crossing—completely and entirely—the gender line. Crossing is the story of Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald), once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s and 1960s privilege, and her dramatic and poignant journey to becoming a woman. McCl

Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small EPUB

Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small
Shame is a powerful thing. It can weigh on your heart and mind, diminish your sense of self-worth, and impact the way you live in the world. But what happens when you share that secret burden?Amy Ferris, Hollye Dexter, and the writers they brought together are all ready to let go of shame. In Dancing at the Shame Prom, twenty-six extraordinary women—Lyena Strelkoff, Teresa

Bent EPUB

Bent
A memoir in her most personal voice, Teri Louise Kelly tells us what it is like to be born in the wrong body.Let’s forget the flounce and frills and sugar and spice; this isn’t Cinderella and there aren’t any glass slippers or pumpkins that change into carriages, but there is the simple madness of everyday existence as adequate compensation. And while there may not be man

Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl EPUB

Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl
Stacy Pershall grew up as an overly intelligent, depressed, deeply strange girl in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, population 1,000. From her days as a thirteen-year-old Jesus freak through her eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, this spirited memoir chronicles Pershall’s journey through hell and her struggle with the mental health care sys

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram EPUB

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram
At the age of twenty-four, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province. Two years later she was killed by American forces not far from where she worked. Written between 1968 and 1970, her diary speaks poignantly of her devotion to family and friends, the horrors of war, her yearn

The Stardust Lounge: Stories from a Boys Adolescence EPUB

The Stardust Lounge: Stories from a Boys Adolescence
Stephen Digges is the kind of angry adolescent a lot of parents would have given up on. He is out of control by the time he is 13 -- running with gangs, stealing cars, fooling around with drugs and guns, and in general making his family’s life hell. Confronted with his growing recklessness and defiance, his mother, the poet Deborah Digges, decides to try to accept Stephen

The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwifes Memoir EPUB

The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwifes Memoir
Heather is pale and thin, seventeen and pregnant with twins when Patricia Harman begins to care for her. Over the course of the next five seasons Patsy will see Heather through the loss of both babies and their father. She will also care for her longtime patient Nila, pregnant for the eighth time and trying to make a new life without her abusive husband. And Patsy will try

Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright EPUB

Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright
Stage fright is one of the human psyches deepest fears. Laurence Olivier learned to adapt to it, as have actors Salma Hayek and Hugh Grant. Musicians such as George Harrison and Adele have battled it and learned to cope. Others never do: In 1973, Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star pitcher Steve Blass suddenly could no longer find the strike zone; his career ended soon after. Sur

Sweet Summer: Growing up with and without My Dad EPUB

Sweet Summer: Growing up with and without My Dad
This acclaimed memoir by Bebe Moore Campbell, the bestselling author of Brothers and Sisters and Singing in the Comeback Choir, recalls the sweet summers spent with her father -- an extraordinary man of dreams and inspiration -- in the American South of the 1960s...

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