Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost by J. Maarten Troost

By J. Maarten Troost

The bestselling writer of The intercourse Lives of Cannibals recounts his most modern hilarious misadventures within the South Pacific, following within the footsteps of his not going idol, Robert Louis Stevenson

Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty tackle the journey memoir. Hailed through leisure Weekly as a “funny, candid, and down-to-earth commute companion,” Troost’s bestselling debut, The intercourse Lives of Cannibals, is an everlasting favourite approximately lifestyles within the South Seas.

Headhunters on My Doorstep chronicles Troost’s go back to the South Pacific after his fight with alcoholism and time in rehab left him numb to lifestyles. finding out to retrace the trail as soon as traveled through the writer of Treasure Island, Troost follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts, and Samoa, tumbling from one comedian misadventure to a different as he confronts his newfound sobriety.

Somewhere en direction from the shark-infested waters of Fakarava to the distant islands of Kiribati, Troost steadily awakens to the great thing about existence and reconnects along with his relatives and the realm. Headhunters on My Doorstep is a humorous but poignant account of 1 man’s trip to discover himself that would captivate shuttle writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson enthusiasts, and someone who has ever misplaced his method.

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Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeres

By Julia Scheeres

Julia and her followed brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. it's the mid-1980s and their relations has simply moved to rural Indiana, a panorama of cottonwood timber, trailer parks, and an all-encompassing racism. At domestic are a far off mother—more concerned together with her church’s missionaries than her personal children—and a violent father. during this riveting and heartrending memoir Julia Scheeres takes us from the Midwest to a spot past imagining: surrounded via typical attractiveness, the Escuela Caribe—a non secular reform institution within the Dominican Republic—is characterised via a disciplinary regime that extracts repentance from its scholars whatsoever worthy. Julia and David attempt to make it via those ordeals and their story is relayed the following with startling immediacy, severe candor, and wry humor.

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The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones

By Judith Jones

From the mythical editor who contributed to shaping sleek cookbook publishing—one of the nutrients world’s so much fashionable figures—an evocative and encouraging memoir.

Living in Paris after global struggle II, Judith Jones broke freed from the tasteless American meals she were raised on and reveled in daily French culinary delights. On returning to the States—hoping to convey a few joie de cuisine to America—she released Julia Child’s Mastering the paintings of French Cooking. The leisure is publishing and gastronomic history.

A new global now spread out to Jones: learning, together with her husband, Evan, the delights of American meals; operating with the tireless Julia; soaking up the knowledge of James Beard; knowing meals as reminiscence during the writings of Claudia Roden and Madhur Jaffrey; demystifying the recommendations of chinese language cookery with Irene Kuo; soaking up the Italian manner throughout the heat of Lidia Bastianich; and dealing with Edna Lewis, Marion Cunningham, Joan Nathan, and different groundbreaking chefs.

Jones considers issues of flavor (can it's acquired?). She discusses the vagaries of vegetable gardening within the Northeast nation of Vermont and the fun of foraging within the woods and meadows. and she or he writes approximately M.F.K. Fisher: as mentor, pal, and the resource of luminous perception into the humanities of consuming, residing, and aging.

Embellished with fifty recipes—each with its personal tale and certain tips—this is a fully captivating memoir by way of a lady who was once current on the construction of the yankee meals revolution and performed a seminal function in shaping it.

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An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., Late by John Barrow

By John Barrow

Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was once a special British govt servant whose diplomatic occupation took him to China and Africa, and who in 40 years as Secretary to the Admiralty used to be accountable for selling Arctic and Antarctic exploration, together with the voyages of Sir John Ross, Sir William Parry, Sir James Clark Ross and Sir John Franklin (the final of which famously resulted in disaster). Barrow's autobiography, written whilst he was once eighty-three, depicts a existence amazing for its variety of expertise and task, from a small farm within the Furness peninsula to the court docket of the Emperor of China, and from an it sounds as if settled existence as a civil servant at Cape city to the centre of affairs at a time whilst the British Navy's succeed in and impact reached their optimum element. This interesting account should be of curiosity to an individual attracted to exploration and the background of the British military.

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Grumpy Old Rock Star: And Other Wondrous Stories by Rick Wakeman

By Rick Wakeman

Grumpy outdated Rock Star is a set of never-before-told tales from Rick Wakeman's remarkable lifestyles, from ordering a curry on-stage to how he ended up with the earth from round Che Guevara's physique in his shed.

Around approximately August 1948, Mr and Mrs Cyril Wakeman had an early evening and a few time later, at Perivale in Middlesex, Mrs Wakeman produced a bonny child son. They named him Richard, yet he quick turned referred to as Rick.

Rick used to be a likeable little fellow who had a expertise for the piano and for making hassle. track grew to become Rick's lifestyles - he joined a well-liked song staff known as convinced and have become a legend. a lot later he grew to become a Grumpy previous guy who seems to be on Countdown, hosts a highly renowned radio express on Planet Rock and plays a one-man express telling tales approximately his really amazing life.

Which is the place this booklet you're retaining is available in. Mr Wakeman is just one of many nice storytellers of our age - let's face it, he has a few very good fabric. It appeared a disgrace that many of the funniest yarns shouldn't be extra well known. So he approved a few money and the following we are.

Curl up by means of the hearth with a Grumpy previous Rock Star and your nearest and dearest. We defy you to not are looking to learn it aloud and snort.

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My Point...And I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres

By Ellen DeGeneres

During this no 1 big apple instances bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres stocks her hilarious tackle every thing from our so much baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so afraid of the boogeyman–to style traits, famous person, and her mystery recipe for Ellen’s actual Frenchy French Toast. so much of all, this witty, enticing e-book bargains insights into the brain of 1 of America’s so much liked comics.…

Dear Reader,
I used to be incredibly excited while i used to be requested to write down a booklet. i used to be despite the fact that, apprehensive. i used to be afraid I didn’t have whatever vital to claim. but if i started writing, i noticed that even if I don’t be aware of much approximately anybody factor, i do know a bit a few complete bunch of items: baking a pie; dancing; curing the typical chilly; working the Iditarod–it’s all within the booklet. and that i discovered I become aware of issues that perhaps a few humans don’t detect (or they don’t discover that they don’t notice). That’s all within the ebook, too.

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Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer

By Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer

In 1991, while her daughter’s infrequent, hand-carved harp used to be stolen, Lisby Mayer’s accepted global of technological know-how and rational considering grew to become the other way up. After the police did not ensue any leads, a chum steered she name a dowser—a guy who really good to find misplaced gadgets. With not anything to lose—and nearly as a joke—Dr. Mayer agreed. inside of days, and with out leaving his Arkansas domestic, the dowser positioned the precise California road coordinates the place the harp was once found.

Deeply shaken, but pushed to appreciate what had occurred, Mayer all started the fourteen-year trip of discovery that she recounts during this mind-opening, brilliantly readable booklet. Her first shock: the handfuls of work-mates who’d been holding comparable reports mystery for years, afraid of being classified credulous or crazy.

Extraordinary understanding is an try and holiday during the silence imposed through worry and to discover what technological know-how has to claim approximately those and numerous different “inexplicable” phenomena. From Sigmund Freud’s writings on telepathy to mystery CIA experiments on distant viewing, from modern neuroscience to the unusual international of quantum physics, Dr. Mayer unearths a wealth of credible and engaging examine into the area the place the brain turns out to trump the legislation of nature.

She doesn't ask us to think. quite she brings us a e-book of profound intrigue and optimism, with far-reaching implications not only for medical inquiry but additionally for the methods we cross approximately residing within the world.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy by Will Oldham

By Will Oldham

The guy who acts less than the identify Will Oldham and sings and composes below the identify Bonnie “Prince” Billy has, over the last quarter-century, made an idiosyncratic trip via, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and autonomous cinema. those conversations with longtime pal and affiliate Alan Licht probe his hugely individualistic method of tune making and the tune undefined, one who cherishes intimacy, group, secret, and spontaneity. Exploring Oldham’s travels and creative affects whereas discussing his reports with such disparate figures as Johnny money, Bjork, James Earl Jones, and R. Kelly, the e-book conveys the brilliance that has captivated enthusiasts and made Oldham one among our such a lot influential and cherished songsmiths.

Oldham has declared this booklet his “last interview”—an crucial consultant to his lifestyles and profession. that includes a whole discography, it deals the main in-depth glance we may possibly ever get of this attention-grabbing cult determine.

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Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D: Late Fellow of St. by John 1780-1833 Sargent

By John 1780-1833 Sargent

Henry Martyn (1781-1812) was once born in Cornwall and proficient at Cambridge. After listening to in regards to the good fortune of William Carey's venture at Serampore, he deserted his meant occupation as a barrister to turn into a missionary, and joined the East India corporation as a chaplain. in the course of six years spent in general in India he produced Hindi, Urdu and Persian translations of the recent testomony. he's top remembered for those and different scripture translations which remained renowned in India till the tip of the 19th century. This memoir attracts on Martyn's own letters and diary. It was once first released in London in 1816, quickly after Martyn's premature dying in Persia, and seemed in a moment variation (reissued the following) in 1819. half 1 covers his formative years, half 2 starts along with his arrival in India and describes his missionary paintings, and half three recounts Martyn's hard trip to Persia and his dying.

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Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, by Louis Barthas

By Louis Barthas

Besides thousands of different Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a thirty-five-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-growing city, used to be conscripted to struggle the Germans within the establishing days of global battle I. Corporal Barthas spent the subsequent 4 years in near-ceaseless strive against, anywhere the French military fought its fiercest battles: Artois, Flanders, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the Argonne. Barthas’ riveting wartime narrative, first released in France in 1978, offers the bright, fast studies of a frontline soldier.

This first-class new translation brings Barthas’ wartime writings to English-language readers for the 1st time. His notebooks and letters characterize the integral memoir of a “poilu,” or “hairy one,” because the untidy, unshaven French infantryman of the struggling with trenches was once familiarly identified. Upon Barthas’ go back domestic in 1919, he painstakingly transcribed his daily writings into nineteen notebooks, holding not just his personal tale but additionally the bigger tale of the unnumbered squaddies who by no means again. Recounting bloody battles and unending exhaustion, the deaths of co-workers, the infuriating incompetence and tyranny of his personal officials, Barthas additionally describes spontaneous acts of camaraderie among French poilus and their German foes in trenches quite a few paces aside. An eloquent witness and willing observer, Barthas takes his readers without delay into the center of the nice struggle.

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