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My Life As an Alphabet

My Life As an Alphabet

  • Author: Barry Jonsberg
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1743310978
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 264
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Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg. This isn't just about me. It's also about the other people in my life - my mother, my father, my dead sister Sky, my penpal Denille, Rich Uncle Brian, Earth-Pig Fish and Douglas Benson From Another Dimension. These are people [with the exception of Earth-Pig Fish, who is a fish] who have shaped me, made me what I am. I cannot recount my life without recounting elements of theirs. This is a big task, but I am confident I am up to it. Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to 'fix' all the problems of all the people [and pets] in her life. Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, My Life as an Alphabet is a delightful novel about an unusual girl who goes to great lengths to bring love and laughter into the lives of everyone she cares about.

The Alphabet in My Hands

The Alphabet in My Hands

A Writing Life

  • Author: Marjorie Agosín
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813527048
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 187
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An autobiography of the Chilean author describes her childhood, adolescence, and her life in exile after the 1973 coup in Chile.

My Life as an Author

My Life as an Author

  • Author: Martin Tupper
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3732637492
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 356
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Reproduction of the original: My Life as an Author by Martin Tupper

My Life as an Indian

My Life as an Indian

  • Author: J. W. Schultz
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048614335X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Firsthand memoir of a young white man's life among the Piegan Blackfeet in Montana Territory. Detailed accounts of religious ceremonies and customs, child-rearing, food, tanning hides, war parties, raids, and much else.

The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet

The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet

A Memoir

  • Author: Kim Adrian
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 1496210263
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 312
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Clear-sighted, darkly comic, and tender, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet is about a daughter's struggle to face the Medusa of generational trauma without turning to stone. Growing up in the New Jersey suburbs of the 1970s and 1980s in a family warped by mental illness, addiction, and violence, Kim Adrian spent her childhood ducking for cover from an alcoholic father prone to terrifying acts of rage and trudging through a fog of confusion with her mother, a suicidal incest survivor hooked on prescription drugs. Family memories were buried--even as they were formed--and truth was obscured by lies and fantasies. In The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet Adrian tries to make peace with this troubled past by cataloguing memories, anecdotes, and bits of family lore in the form of a glossary. But within this strategic reckoning of the past, the unruly present carves an unpredictable path as Adrian's aging mother plunges into ever-deeper realms of drug-fueled paranoia. Ultimately, the glossary's imposed order serves less to organize emotional chaos than to expose difficult but necessary truths, such as the fact that some problems simply can't be solved, and that loving someone doesn't necessarily mean saving them.

My Life as a Gamer

My Life as a Gamer

  • Author: Janet Tashjian
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • ISBN: 0805098658
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime—to participate in a gaming company focus group and to test out a new video game called "Arctic Ninja." Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek thinks his gaming talents will be showcased. But he soon realizes that everyone has got him beat, including whiz kid El Cid. On top of that, school reading tests have begun and Derek feels doubly off his game. Isn't there anything he's good at?

My Life as a Seer

My Life as a Seer

The Lost Memoirs

  • Author: Edgar Cayce
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466882360
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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For over seventy-five years, the prophecies and readings of Edgar Cayce-- The Sleeping Prophet-- have inspired millions of people around the world, and been the subject of hundreds of books. Over fifty years after his death, Cayce is still regarded as the father of the new age movement, and the foremost psychic of the twentieth century. His thoughts on the soul's journey, past lives, dreams, ancient civilizations, and astrology are still closely studied and followed by practitioners in these fields. But until now, only those who knew and studied him have been able to tell Cayce's story and philosophy. From Jess Stearn's The Sleeping Prophet to Thomas Sugrue's There Is a River, many bestselling books have sold millions of copies and touched many lives. Now, for the first time, Edgar Cayce tells his story in his own words. Only recently discovered, this new memoir delivers Cayce's important message to the world at a most crucial time, the dawn of the twenty-first century. In this personal, moving story, readers learn how Cayce felt about his amazing powers. Here Cayce speaks about the angelic presence that visited his childhood Kentucky home and told him that he would become a healer to millions. We also learn about his extraordinary childhood ability to learn his school lessons simply by sleeping on his books. Cayce also addresses the devastating throat paralysis that he miraculously overcame, and how he ultimately realized that his powers could only be used to help and enable people, and not for personal profit. Cayce even gives a "behind the scenes" glimpse at his many psychic readings. The combination of ability and humility, compassion and caring turned Cayce from social outcast to world-renowned psychic healer. Throughout his life, Edgar Cayce's was the voice people turned to for advice on issues as diverse as health and healing and philosophy and world issues. Now, Cayce speaks once more on these issues and delivers his ultimate message to humanity for the first time. My Life as a Seer brings to life the emotional frustrations, motivations, fears, and visions of the century's premier spiritualist.

My Life As A Spy

My Life As A Spy

  • Author: Leslie Woodhead
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447217004
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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An award-winning and highly distinguished documentary film-maker, Leslie Woodhead has written a funny, sad and highly atmospheric memoir of what it was like to be hurled into maturity amidst the peculiar circumstances of the Cold War. In the spring of 1956, like two million other men of his generation, the eighteen-year old Leslie Woodhead received a summons to serve Her Majesty. Charting his progress from the austerity of post-war Halifax, via comically bleak RAF training camps and the grim, isolated Joint Services School for Linguistics, My Life As A Spy takes us finally to Berlin and the front line of the Cold War. In the ruins of a city gripped by espionage and paranoia, Leslie Woodhead discovered adulthood and his vocation as an observer and documenter of people. A slice of Cold War history and a poignant tale of how our lives can be formed by events and experiences we barely comprehend at the time. '[a] delightfully irreverent memoir. . . Woodhead's memories exude a wonderful sense of nostalgia for a world of lost innocence that to anyone over 60 is instantly recognisable' Sunday Times

My Life as an M.P.

My Life as an M.P.

A Hilarious Look at Life as a Us Army M.P. in the 1960S

  • Author: Thomas E. Oblinger
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465334270
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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This is the true story of a draftee in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps during the mid-1960s. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 describe Army life in detail from the Draft Board Office in November 1965, to the Induction Station in Detroit, the Reception Station and Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on through Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Chapters 4 and 5 cover duties the 218th MP Company serving a peace-keeping mission in the Dominican Republic, to the 503rd MP Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Chapter 6 describes duties as an MP guard with the 22nd MP Platoon (100th MP Battalion) at the Fort Bragg Post Stockade. Chapter 7 brings Tom Homeward Bound, and Chapter 8 tells of Life after Olive Drab. The author illustrates how humorous life in Olive Drab can be, while describing many serious aspects of Military Police duty.

A Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear

  • Author: Barry Jonsberg
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1760636460
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Good evening, Rob. Your first challenge follows. These challenges have nothing to do with impressing Destry Camberwick. They are all to do with Rob Fitzgerald impressing Rob Fitzgerald. Bear that in mind at all times. Challenge 1. You will enter the Milltown's Got Talent competition. This gives you over a fortnight to polish your act and work out strategies to overcome panic attacks. I would wish you luck but the point of this challenge is that you don't need it. Introducing Rob Fitzgerald: thirteen years old and determined to impress the new girl at school, but it's a difficult task for a super-shy kid who is prone to panic attacks that include vomiting, difficulty breathing and genuine terror that can last all day. An anonymous texter is sending Rob challenges and they might just help. Or not. Beautifully moving and full of heart and humour, A Song Only I Can Hear is a delightful novel about dreaming big, being brave and marching to the beat of your own drum.