We Burn on Friday

Author: Richard Manieri
Publisher: BPS Books
ISBN: 1772360120
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We Burn on Friday is Richard Manieri's account of growing up in the Italian-American community of Philadelphia, with hilarious tales of learning his way around a boxing ring, getting through weekly confession at his Catholic church (name and serial number only), and taking that frightening walk to meet a girl across the dance floor. His story extends to his determined but often stymied journey into broadcast journalism -- including his first job at a radio station, where he learned, after he was hired, that his work included burning the station's trash every Friday. And all of it is told through the prism of his deep and abiding love for his father, who, one way or the other, was with him every step of the way. -- Richard Manieri

Burn Down the Ground

Author: Kambri Crews
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 0345516028
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A hearing daughter of deaf parents recounts her lonely childhood in a hearing-impaired community, her witness to her father's uncontrollable abusive rages and her efforts to live her life during her father's 20-year conviction for a violent crime.

Home is Burning

Author: Dan Marshall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473624320
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'An incredibly personal story...sad, but unbelievably funny' - Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio 2 Arts Show 'This memoir is gasp-out-loud, offensively funny, touching and a sure thing for anyone who likes David Sedaris - but with more Mormons' - Red At twenty-five, Dan left his 'spoiled white asshole' life in Los Angeles to look after his dying parents in Salt Lake City, Utah. His mother, who had already been battling cancer on and off for close to 15 years, had taken a turn for the worse. His father, a devoted marathon runner and adored parent, had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease which was quickly eroding his body. Dan's four siblings were already home, caring for their parents and resenting Dan for not doing the same. Home is Burning tells the story of Dan's year at home in Salt Lake City, as he reunites with his eclectic family -the only non-Mormon family of seven in the entire town- all of them trying their best to be there for the father who had always been there for them.

The Burn Zone

Author: Renee Linnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631524875
Format: PDF, Mobi
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By the age of fifteen, Renee had lost almost everyone she loved; seeking answers, she set out on a quest for spiritual enlightenment and understanding--only to find herself entrenched in a Buddhist cult.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The Burning of Byron s Memoirs

Author: Peter Cochran
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443874000
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is a collection of new and uncollected essays, and papers given at many conferences over a two-decade period. They cover many aspects of Byron’s life and work, including his relationship with his parents, his library, his attitude to Shakespeare, his borrowings from other writers, and his feelings about women and men. Two essays centre on his close friends Hobhouse and Kinnaird. All are informed by first-hand acquaintance with primary texts. The title essay has been hailed as the best-ever documentation of the disgraceful way in which Byron’s Memoirs were destroyed within days of his death being announced. For anyone interested in Byron either as a man, a poet, or as a cultural phenomenon, The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is essential reading.

My Father at 100

Author: Ron Reagan
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780452297555
Format: PDF, ePub
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The son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan presents an assessment of his father's life that features his childhood observations of the qualities that rendered the future fortieth president a powerful leader.