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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

Author : Robert Leleux
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In the Dear John letter Daddy left for Mother and me, on a Saturday afternoon in early June 1996, on the inlaid Florentine table in the front entry of our house, which we found that night upon returning from a day spent in the crème-colored light of Neiman's, Daddy wrote that he was leaving us because Mother was crazy, and because she'd driven me crazy in a way that perfectly suited her own insanity. In a memoir studded with delicious lines and unforgettable set pieces, Robert Leleux describes his East Texas boyhood and coming of age under the tutelage of his eccentric, bewigged, flamboyant, and knowing mother. Left high and dry by Daddy and living on their in-laws' horse ranch in a white-pillared house they can't afford, Robert and Mother find themselves chronically low on cash. Soon they are forced into more modest quarters, and as a teenaged Robert watches with hilarity and horror, Mother begins a desperate regimen of makeovers, extreme plastic surgeries, and finally hairpiece epoxies---all calculated to secure a new, wealthy husband. Mother's strategy takes her, with Robert in tow, from the glamorous environs of the Neiman Marcus beauty salon to questionable surgery offices and finally to a storefront clinic on the wrong side of Houston. Meanwhile, Robert begins his own journey away from Mother and through the local theater's world of miscast hopefuls and thwarted ambitions---and into a romance that surprises absolutely no one but himself. Written with a warmth and a wicked sense of fun that lighten even the most awful circumstances, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is a sparkling debut.

We All Fall Down

Author : Nic Sheff
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In his follow-up to his bestselling memoir Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff reveals a brutally honest account of a young person's struggles with relapse and rehab. In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict. In this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean, Nic writes candidly about eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, Nic inspires readers to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles. A group reading guide is included. Nic Sheff's Tweak, We All Fall Down, and his father's memoir about him (Beautiful Boy) are the basis of the film Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.

Tweak

Author : Nic Sheff
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET ‘It was like being in a car with the gas pedal slammed down to the floor and nothing to do but hold on and pretend to have some semblance of control. But control was something I'd lost a long time ago.’ Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age 11. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. He paints an extraordinary picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. Tweak is a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery and complements his father’s parallel memoir, Beautiful Boy. Praise for Nic Sheff:- ‘Difficult to read and impossible to put down.’Chicago Tribune 'Nic Sheff's wrenching tale is told with electrifying honesty and insight.' Armistead Maupin

A Beautiful Boy

Author : Terry Fitzgerald
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. AUSTRALIAN. I am a surviving victim of the Bali bombings of October 2005. My son (16), daughter (13), and I had just sat down in a Kuta Square restaurant when the suicide bomber detonated himself just a few metres away. My daughter and I were injured; my son did not survive the blast. Almost immediately, two holidaying Australian nurses reached the scene and assisted us as well as other victims. Without their assistance I clearly would not have survived. Recently I published a book about this event, which begins with our holiday and travels through to the first anniversary. The result is a graphic, multi-dimensional account of how an act of terrorism affects all the people involved for years to come, and not only those that were injured or killed in the attack. The feedback so far has been amazingly positive.

The Advocate

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Memoirs of the Life and Work of Philip Pearsall Carpenter

Author : Philip Pearsall Carpenter
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Book Review Digest

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Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt Attorney general of the United States

Author : John Pendleton Kennedy
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Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt Attorney general of the United States by John P Kennedy

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Memoirs

Author : Bauer
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Posthumous memoirs from the German

Author : Karoline Philippine A. Bauer
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Memoirs of a Kentucky Boy

Author : Frank M. Lincks
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Memoirs of Karoline Bauer from the German

Author : Karoline Bauer
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Memoirs of Napoleon His Court and Family

Author : Laure Junot Abrantès (duchesse d')
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A marked life or The autobiography of a clairvoyante by Gipsy

Author : mrs. D C Chittendon
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Historical and Secret Memoirs of the Empress Josephine

Author : Marie-Anne Adélaide Le Normand
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Read On Life Stories

Author : Rosalind Reisner
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Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.

Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon Historical Painter from His Autobiography and Journals

Author : Benjamin Robert Haydon
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Memoirs of the American Folk lore Society

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Schizo

Author : Nic Sheff
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The fascinating, shocking, and ultimately quite hopeful story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness by the bestselling author of Tweak. Miles’s little brother Teddy is missing. The police believe he drowned at the beach—the very same day Miles had his first schizophrenic episode. But Miles knows better—Teddy is alive. Kidnapped. There was even a witness! Fueled by guilt, Miles sets off to rescue Teddy. There is so much to overcome, though. The endless pills he must take. The girl who steals his heart and plays with it. The black crows that follow him. As seen through Miles’s distorted perception, his world closes around him as he pushes to keep it open. What you think you know about his world is actually a blur of gray, though, and the sharp focus of reality proves startling. The New York Times bestselling author of Tweak, son of David Sheff (author of Beautiful Boy, the memoir adapted into a movie of the same name starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet), Nic Sheff offers a fascinating and ultimately quite hopeful story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness. Praise for SCHIZO: Included in CNN.com's roundup of "new titles to feed your YA addiction" “Readers fascinated by the dark side of the human mind in realistic fiction will enjoy this deft portrayal of a brain and a life spiraling out of control. Miles is an endearing character whose difficult journey will generate compassion and hope.” –School Library Journal “[T]he crafting of the plot and the convergence of the different storylines keeps pages turning. Schizo is a thrilling read for teens.” –VOYA "[A}n insightful perspective on one teen’s struggle with mental illness." —Publishers Weekly "Miles's clipped first-person narration is immediate and intimate." —Horn Book "[A] heartbreaking story, but particularly important in the climate around mental illness today." –Bustle.com