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All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God�s grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme ��Yes, Abba is very fond of you!�But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on hi

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Speak, Memory

Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokovs life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Defense.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections on Sixty and Beyond

In a lucid, brilliant work of nonfiction -- as close to an autobiography as his readers are likely to get -- Larry McMurtry has written a family portrait that also serves as a larger portrait of Texas itself, as it was and as it has become.Using as a springboard an essay by the German literary critic Walter Benjamin that he first read in Archer Citys Dairy Queen, McMurt

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If Only You People Could Follow Directions: A Memoir

If Only You People Could Follow Directions is a spellbinding debut that reimagines the memoir in Jessica Hendry Nelson�s thoroughly original voice. In these linked essays, Nelson�s fearless writing and hypnotic storytelling centers on the story of three people: Nelson�s mother susan, her brother eric, and Jessica herself. These three characters are deeply bound to one anot

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Scream: A Memoir of Glamour and Dysfunction

In this darkly funny, surprising memoir, the original �Lit Girl� and author of the era-defining Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction.With the publication of her acclaimed short story collection Slaves of New York, Ta

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Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self

An intimate and darkly comic memoir of a woman who does a 180 with her body.In the opening pages of Passing for Thin, Frances Kuffel waits at the airport to be picked up by her brother, Jim. He strides past her without a glimmer of recognition because she barely resembles the woman he is expecting to see. Jim had last seen her when she was 188 pounds heavier.What follows i

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Drawing Blood

An unforgettable memoir of the years between 9/11 and the Occupy movement�in New York City and around the world�by the renowned artist and journalistWhen the world watched me hardest, when my brain burned itself bloody, I could draw. No matter what, I had that. It was all I needed.In language that is fresh, bracing, and deeply moving�and illustrations that are rich, ir

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Losing Mum and Pup

In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Christopher Buckley coped with the passing of his father, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New Yorks most glamorous and colorful socialites. He was their only child and their relationship was close and complicated. Writes Buckley: They were not - wit

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A Long Day at the End of the World

A chilling memoir of the Tri-State Crematory incidentIn February 2002, hundreds of abandoned and decayed bodies were discovered at the Tri-State Crematory in rural Georgia, making it the largest mass desecration in modern American history. The perpetrator�a well-respected family man and a former hometown football star�had managed to conceal the horror for five years.Among

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter

Okay, enough already.First, there was Tiger Mother. Her battle hymn joyfully sang the death knell of America and its lazy, over-indulgent parents. The �Chinese� way was the only way to parent if you wanted �success.�And mental illness.Now, there�s Bringing Up Bebe, which claims that French parents are the ones who know how this parenting thing is done.Oh, please.Come on, A

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