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Name Dropping

Author : Chris Chase
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The comedian recounts some of the high points of his life and career and tells stories about famous and not-so-famous friends, including Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Billy Crystal, and the Kennedys

Name Dropping

Author : John Kenneth Galbraith
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“[A] charming memoir [that] serves to remind us that idealism and trust once existed in the White House and Washington, a fact that may seem unbelievable” (Newsday). A New York Times Notable Book “Names? You want names? No one knows better ones than John Kenneth Galbraith,” says the San Diego Union-Tribune. Name-Dropping covers the long and remarkable career of this economist and former ambassador, charting sixty-five years of politics, government, and American history as he writes of the many people he has known—among them Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, and Jawaharlal Nehru—“with a wit, style, and elegance few can match” (Library Journal). This “mischievously and merrily unrepentant” memoir offers a rich and uniquely personal history of the twentieth century—a history the author himself helped to shape (The Boston Globe). “Shrewd, irreverent, penetrating, and hilarious.” —Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. “It is not usual for a man past his 90th birthday to write a book that is as fresh and lively as the work of a 30-year-old. But John Kenneth Galbraith is not a usual man, and he has done it.” —The New York Times

Name Dropping

Author : Philip Gooden
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Ever had a Hitchcockian experience (in the shower perhaps?!) or met someone with a distinctly Ortonesque outlook on life? There are hundreds of words derived from real people who are famous - or infamous - enough to give their stamp to a movement, a way of thinking or acting, a style or even a mood. Name Dropping? is an essential guide to the better known or more intriguing of these terms from figures in politics, sport, and the arts. A valuable, interesting and often humorous resource for those looking for definitions or simply browsing for pleasure. Entries are listed alphabetically with full explanations, examples from the press and other media, guidance on usage and a 'Pretentiousness Index.'

Name Dropping

Author : Jane Heller
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This tale of murder and mistaken identity in a Manhattan apartment building is “a rollicking and delectable read” by a New York Times–bestselling author (People). A teacher at a fancy Manhattan preschool, Nancy Stern spends her days cleaning spills, moderating bathroom breaks, and preventing that one kid in the back of the room from eating glue. With America’s precious future in her hands, Nancy rises to the occasion—but sometimes she yearns for something a little more glamorous. Meanwhile, another woman by the name of Nancy Stern has moved into her apartment building—and as if the constant mail mix-ups aren’t annoying enough, every mistaken delivery and misdirected message reminds her that the other Nancy Stern is outshining her by far. That pile of exclusive party invitations spilling out of her mailbox? Not for her. The stunning coat that’s arrived straight from the cleaners? Not a chance. And that smooth voice on the other end of the line calling to ask Nancy out on a blind date? Now that is something the penthouse-floor Nancy Stern doesn’t have to find out about . . . But while her night out with the hunk stirs up a romance, The other Nancy gets murdered. And suddenly the real identity of not just the killer, but the intended victim, is a mystery in desperate need of solving . . . “Very funny . . . When teacher Nancy accepts a blind date meant for the other Nancy, things rapidly spiral out of control. Murder and mayhem follow, all in Heller’s trademark witty and entertaining style.” —Library Journal “A charmingly improbable love story.” —USA Today

Name Dropping

Author : Michael Pertwee
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Name Dropping

Author : John Kenneth Galbraith
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Charts the political landscape of the past sixty-five years as witnessed by a noted Harvard economist, offering unsparing and often humorous examinations of the past century's most prominent figures. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Name Dropping The Life Loves of Kate Fitzpatrick An Incomplete Memoir

Author : Kate Fitzpatrick
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In this much-awaited memoir, Kate Fitzpatrick, darling of the Australian stage and screen, reflects upon a lifetime of knowing and loving some of Australia's, and indeed the world's, most famous and controversial identities. With a delightful mix of humour, name-dropping and self-deprecation, Kate Fitzpatrick reveals the twists and turns of a life that has seen her become a respected actress, writer and speech writer, and a not-so-respected cricket commentator. In these candid confessions we are led through Kate's life, from her early childhood in Adelaide to leaving her eccentric, warm family to enrol at NIDA. Kate rapidly became much in demand as an actor, and her critically acclaimed work, together with her razor-sharp wit and eye for detail, ensured that her profile soared. Her myth-making friendship with Patrick White is laid bare, along with her personal relationships with some of the world's most sought-after men. this book is by turns hilarious, turbulent, painfully truthful and self-deprecating, and is an unashamed look at slices of Kate's colourful and brilliant, careers, loves and lives Namedropping is a high-spirited memoir teeming with fascinating snippets and insights into other people and places.

Namedropping

Author : Richard M. Elman
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Candid snapshots in prose of literary and other figures--ranging from Aldous Huxley and Isaac Bashevis Singer to Faye Dunaway and Hunter S. Thompson--whom the author encountered during four decades as a working writer and journalist.

Short s Stories

Author : Ronan Short
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Short's Stories, Name Dropping, is the second in a series recounting, with more humor and wit, the author's life and travels. Ronan Short was born in London, England in 1940 and brought up at the British National Institute for Medical Research, where his father was in charge of the animal division. His early life was full of adventures and encounters. This volume, Name Dropping, Mill Hill, London, NW7, 1950-63, continues his storytelling from adolescence to age 23. He was one of the last people to emigrate by boat from Liverpool to America.

NAME DROPPING

Author : THOMAS. MAILAENDER
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