Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9780307420657
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book. From the Hardcover edition.

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ISBN-10 0307420655
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book. From the Hardcover edition.

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781400080465
Year 2005
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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An offbeat memoir is written in the form of an encyclopedia in which the author chronicles her life through a series of alphabetical entries that cover both the trivial and the essential elements of her world as she ponders everything from love and truthto shower tiles.

Encyclopedia of Me

Encyclopedia of Me Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ISBN-10 080418612X
Year 2014-08-26
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Potter Style
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300 inspired prompts by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. 6.25" x 8.25"

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781101985021
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Ten years after her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, #1 New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal delivers a book full of her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative, wistful reflections, and insightful wit. It is a mighty, life-affirming work that sheds light on all the ordinary and extraordinary ways we are connected. Like she did with Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal ingeniously adapts a standard format—a textbook, this time—to explore life’s lessons and experiences into a funny, wise, and poignant work of art. Not exactly a memoir, not just a collection of observations, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a beautiful exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet and speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive. “…a groundbreaking new twist on the traditional literary experience… Textbook is a delightful collection of interesting scenarios that directly point to life lessons. Rosenthal manages to spotlight grand moments and everyday moments with equal curiosity, proving that it can be both a privilege — and petrifying — to peek into one’s humanity.”—Associated Press “Rosenthal is a marvel… a talented storyteller with an experimental flair for formatting… This engaging, playful, and clever glimpse into one woman’s life offers lots of photographs, graphic illustrations, and diagrams, resulting in a book that will make readers smile as their notions of story delivery expand.” —Booklist

Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ISBN-10 1843546833
Year 2008-01
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher
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Encyclopaedia of an ordinary Life is a portrait of a life from A to Z, in which 'A' is for (amongst other things) the book's author and subject, Amy. It gathers together an informal, apparently random collection of the thoughts, memories, quirks, niggles, people, pets and places that together get straight to the heart of how it feels to live an everyday life. How else could you go from BUTTERSCOTCH, to DISHWASHER, to LACY UNDERSHIRTS, via a diagram illustrating the possible consequences of INTRODUCING A FRIEND TO A FRIEND? Amy's voice is witty, generous and rings absolutely true. Her delightful meanderings will make you laugh out loud and want to tell your friends. In a world saturated with stories of the extraordinary lives we aren't living, Encyclopaedia is a celebration of the just plain ordinary, in all its glory.

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

The Encyclopedia of the Dead Author Danilo Kiš
ISBN-10 9780141396996
Year 2017-02-23
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sister and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are brought to life in the almighty Encyclopaedia of the Dead. In this wide-ranging collection of stories about humanity, society and relationships, Kiš plays with the distinction between fact and fiction, horro and comedy, drawing on key influences such as James Joyce and Franz Kafka. This was Kiš's final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983.

A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life Author A B Facey
ISBN-10 9780857970077
Year 1985-07-01
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The remarkable story of an 'ordinary' man. Bert Facey's childhood ended when he was eight years old. That was when his grandmother had to send him away to work for his keep. Bert grew up tough in the vast, wild outback of Western Australia. He lived to eighty-seven, and wrote down his extraordinary story for his grandchildren. In spite of its difficulties and sufferings, he always believed he had had 'a fortunate life'. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has been specially adapted for young readers.

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy Author Barbara Demick
ISBN-10 9780385529617
Year 2009-12-29
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Spiegel & Grau
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A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape most of us have never before seen, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, in which radio and television dials are welded to the one government station, and where displays of affection are punished; a police state where informants are rewarded and where an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Demick takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors. Through meticulous and sensitive reporting, we see her six subjects—average North Korean citizens—fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we experience the moments when they realize that their government has betrayed them. Nothing to Envy is a groundbreaking addition to the literature of totalitarianism and an eye-opening look at a closed world that is of increasing global importance. From the Hardcover edition.

The Golden Book of Fortune Telling

The Golden Book of Fortune Telling Author Carey Jones
ISBN-10 9781452158198
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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With a beautiful golden package and a broad range of fortune-telling, this brilliant little gift book is an eye-catching guide to understanding the future for anyone curious about what fate has in store for them. Behind the golden cover and gold page edges, it dives into the meaning of names, zodiac signs, and birthdays, unveils the significance behind friendships, color choices, and love interests, and provides fun and entertaining predictions for everything, from career to self-fulfillment, romance, and health. A companion to the bestselling Fortune-Telling series, The Golden Book of Fortune-Telling invites amateur astrologists, fortune-tellers, and mystics to uncover what is foretold and attract good fortune wherever they go.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN-10 9781466839410
Year 2005-03-16
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.

What We Knew

What We Knew Author Eric A. Johnson
ISBN-10 9780786722006
Year 2008-07-31
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The horrors of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust still present some of the most disturbing questions in modern history: Why did Hitler's party appeal to millions of Germans, and how entrenched was anti-Semitism among the population? How could anyone claim, after the war, that the genocide of Europe's Jews was a secret? Did ordinary non-Jewish Germans live in fear of the Nazi state? In this unprecedented firsthand analysis of daily life as experienced in the Third Reich, What We Knew offers answers to these most important questions. Combining the expertise of Eric A. Johnson, an American historian, and Karl-Heinz Reuband, a German sociologist, What We Knew is the most startling oral history yet of everyday life in theThird Reich.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author Rebecca Skloot
ISBN-10 9780230752771
Year 2011-01-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. ‘No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book’ Hilary Mantel, Guardian ‘An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman’s cells have saved countless lives’ Daily Telegraph ‘A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent’ Metro