By Bill O'Reilly
With 3 immediately number 1 bestsellers and greater than four million copies of his books in print, the main strong conventional strength within the American media now takes to the air his gloves within the ongoing fight for America’s middle and soul.
Bill O’Reilly is the very embodiment of the belief of a tradition Warrior—and during this ebook he lives as much as the identify brilliantly, with the entire brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that the USA is in the course of a fierce tradition warfare among those that include conventional values and people who are looking to swap the United States right into a “secular-progressive” kingdom. it is a clash that differs in lots of methods from the standard liberal/conservative divide, however it isn't any much less heated, and the stakes are even higher.
In Culture Warrior, invoice O’Reilly defines this warfare and analyzes the competing philosophies of the traditionalist and secular-progressive camps. He examines why the nation’s motto “E Pluribus Unum” (“From Many, One”) may perhaps switch to “What approximately Me?”; dissects the forces using the secular-progressive schedule within the media and backstage, together with George Soros, George Lakoff, and the ACLU; and dives into concerns of race, schooling, and the conflict on terror. He additionally exhibits how the tradition conflict has performed out in such high-profile situations as The ardour of the Christ, Fahrenheit 9/11, the abuse epidemic (child and otherwise), and the embattled position of faith in public life—with designated emphasis at the struggle opposed to Christmas. no matter what controversies are roiling the country, he fearlessly confronts them—and nobody can be in the dead of night approximately which facet he’s on.
Culture Warrior showcases invoice O’Reilly at his such a lot eloquent and impassioned. he's an unrelenting fighter for the soul of the US, and during this booklet he fights the great struggle for the conventional values that experience served this state so good for thus lengthy.
By Susan Jane Gilman
From the writer of "Kiss My Tiara" comes a humorous and poignant choice of real tales approximately girls coming of age that for as soon as isn't really approximately discovering a date.
By Jacques Bonnet
The mesmerizing memoir at the artwork of residing with books Phantoms at the Bookshelves considers how our own libraries display our precise natures: way over only crowded cabinets, they're residing labyrinths of our innermost feelings.
the writer, a lifelong accumulator of books old and smooth, lives in a home big enough to deal with his many hundreds of thousands of volumes, in addition to overspill from the libraries of his neighbors. whereas his musings at the behavior of creditors from the earliest identified libraries are discovered, fun, and instructive, his recommendation on cataloguing may also retailer lives. Phantoms at the Bookshelves levels from classical Greece to modern Iceland, from Balzac to Moby-Dick and Google. wealthy in wit and knowledge, it will likely be a long-lasting satisfaction for all who treasure books.
By Jackie Hance
During this “wonderful and brave” (Jeannette partitions) memoir, Jackie Hance stocks her tale of insufferable loss, darkest melancholy, and—slowly, painfully, and miraculously—her wary go back to wish and love.
In a strong and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance stocks her tale of insufferable loss, darkest depression, and—slowly, painfully, and miraculously—her wary go back to wish and love. till the awful vehicle coincidence on New York’s Taconic country throughway that took the lives of her 3 loved younger daughters, Jackie Hance was once a regular ny mother, fulfilled by means of the cheerful chaos of a family bustling with lifestyles and chatter and love. After the tragedy, she used to be “The Taconic Mom,” whose unbelievable loss embodied each parent’s worst nightmare. all at once, her lifelong Catholic religion now not defined the area. Her marriage to her husband, Warren, used to be ravaged by way of wrenching grief and recrimination. not able to deal with the unfathomable, she reinvented fact every one evening in order that she woke up every one morning having forgotten the heartbreaking proof: that Emma, age eight; Alyson, age 7; and Katie, age five, have been long gone endlessly. They have been killed in a minivan pushed through their aunt, Jackie’s sister-in-law, Diane Schuler, whereas coming back from a tenting weekend on a sunny July morning. I’ll See You back chronicles the day Jackie obtained the traumatizing cellphone name that confounded all figuring out, and the numbed and torturous occasions that followed—including the devastating clinical findings that shattered Jackie to the center and surprised the United States. yet this profoundly sincere account can also be the tale of the way a tight-knit group rallied round the Hances, delivering the braveness and power for them to maneuver ahead. It’s a narrative of forgiveness, desire, and rebirth, as Jackie and Warren fight to rediscover the opportunity of pleasure by means of welcoming their fourth daughter, Kasey Rose Hance. the tale that Jackie Hance stocks for the 1st time will contact your middle and hot you to the facility of affection and wish.
By James Frey
On the age of 23, James Frey awakened on a airplane to discover his entrance tooth knocked out and his nostril damaged. He had no proposal the place the airplane was once headed nor any recollection of the previous weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for 3, he checked right into a therapy facility almost immediately after touchdown. There he was once instructed he may both cease utilizing or die earlier than he reached age 24. this can be Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab. <em></em>
"For an individual who loves books too well—who lusts after them, lives in them, mainlines them—David Mason’s memoir should be a repair from heaven. Heartful, cantankerous, droll, his stories of honour and obsession within the alternate gratify the very book-love they painting. An impossible to resist read." —Dennis Lee
"An atmospheric, informative memoir by means of a Canadian vendor of used and infrequent books ... Gossipy, rambling and spell binding, alive with Mason’s love for books of each variety."—Kirkus Reviews
From his drug-hazy, book-happy years close to the Beat resort in Paris and all through his occupation as antiquarian ebook broker, David Mason brings us a storied lifestyles. He discovers his love of literature in a bath at age 11, thumbing via stacks of lurid Signet paperbacks. At fifteen he’s expelled from institution. For the following decade and a part, he'll paintings abnormal jobs, greenback all authority, purchase books extra usually than nutrients, and waft round Europe. He’ll support gild a quantity in white morocco for Pope John XXIII. after which, on the age of 30, after returning domestic to Canada and apprenticing with Joseph Patrick Books, David Mason will locate his calling.
Over the process what's now a mythical foreign profession, Mason indicates unerring instincts for the good judgment of the alternate. He makes solid funds from Canadian variations, either valid and pirated (turns out Canadian piracies so incensed Mark Twain that he moved to Montreal for 6 months to achieve copyright protection). He outfoxes the cousins of L.M. Montgomery at public sale and blackmails the top of the Royal Ontario Museum. He excoriates the bureaucratic pettiness that obstructs public acquisitions, he trumpets the ingenuity of creditors and scouts, and in files worldwide he appraises heritage in its unsifted and so much relocating kinds. specially, despite the fact that, David Mason boldly campaigns for what he feels is the ethical accountability of the antiquarian alternate: to maintain the background and traditions of all countries, and to claim with no compromise that such histories have worth.
Sly, glowing, and endearingly gruff, The Pope's Bookbinder is an engrossing memoir by means of an incredible within the e-book trade—whose infectious enthusiasm, human perception, advertisement shrewdness, and deadpan humour will satisfaction bibliophiles for many years to come.
By Steve Almond
Drooling enthusiast, n. 1. one that drools within the presence of cherished rock stars. 2. Any of a genus of rock-and-roll wannabes/geeks who stroll round with songs always ringing of their ears, personal greater than 3,000 albums, and fall in love with at the very least one checklist consistent with week.
With a existence that’s spanned the phonographic period and the electronic age, Steve Almond lives to Rawk. such as you, he’s secretly longed to dwell the lifetime of a rock famous person, entire with insane expertise, well-known acquaintances, and lodge rooms to be trashed. additionally such as you, he’s content material (sort of) to reside the lifetime of a rabid fan, person who has switched over his unrequited wishes right into a (sort of) noble obsession.
Rock and Roll Will shop Your existence traces Almond’s ardour from his earliest (and such a lot wretched) rock feedback to his eventual discovery of a music-crazed soul mate and their next construction of 2 little superfans. alongside the way in which, Almond displays at the delusional strength of songs, the awkward mating conduct of drooling enthusiasts, and why melancholy Songs truly make us suppose lots greater. The publication additionally includes:
• occasionally drunken interviews with America’s most interesting songwriters
• a recap of the author’s terrifying stopover at to Graceland whereas stoned
• a lively and credibility-shattering endorsement of Styx’s Paradise Theater
• thoughts you are going to frequently decide to ignore
• a reluctant exegesis of the Toto track “Africa”
• obnoxious lists bound to piss off rock critics
But wait, there’s extra. Readers may also be capable of take heed to a unique loose combine designed through the writer, to be had on-line at www.stevenalmond.com, for the explicit function of eliciting your drool. For these approximately to rock—we salute you!
By Greg O'Brien
Alzheimer’s is the 6th prime explanation for loss of life within the U.S.—and the single this sort of ailments at the upward thrust. greater than five million american citizens were clinically determined with Alzheimer’s or a comparable dementia; approximately 35 million humans worldwide.
Greg O’Brien, an award-winning investigative reporter, has been clinically determined with early-onset Alzheimer's and is a kind of faceless numbers. performing on long term reminiscence and ability coupled with well-developed journalistic grit, O’Brien made up our minds to take on the affliction and his coming near near decline via writing frankly in regards to the trip. O’Brien is a grasp storyteller. His tale is bare, wrenching, and soul looking for a iteration and their family approximately to go the brink of this loss of life in sluggish movement. On Pluto: contained in the brain of Alzheimer’s is a trail-blazing roadmap for a generation—both a “how to” for struggling with a affliction, and a “how now not” to provide up!
By Mariel Hemingway
A relocating, compelling memoir approximately transforming into up and escaping the tragic legacy of psychological affliction, suicide, habit, and melancholy in a single of America’s most famed households: the Hemingways.
She opens her eyes. The room is darkish. She hears yelling, smashed plates, and needs it used to be all a negative dream. however it isn’t. this can be what it used to be like becoming up as a Hemingway. during this deeply relocating, searingly sincere new memoir, actress and psychological wellbeing and fitness icon Mariel Hemingway stocks in candid element the tale of her bothered formative years in a recognized kinfolk haunted by means of melancholy, alcoholism, affliction, and suicide. Born quite a few months after her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, shot himself, it was once Mariel’s venture as a lady to flee the determined cycles of serious psychological healthiness matters that had plagued generations of her kinfolk. Surrounded via a relations tortured via alcoholism (both parents), melancholy (her sister Margaux), suicide (her grandfather and 4 different contributors of her family), schizophrenia (her sister Muffet), and melanoma (mother), it used to be the entire younger Mariel may perhaps do to maintain her head. In a compassionate voice she unearths her painful fight to stick sane because the youngest baby in her kin, and the way she coped with the chaos via changing into OCD and obsessed with her foodstuff, time table, and association. The twisted legacy of her kin hasn't ever rather permit move of Mariel, yet now during this memoir she opens up approximately her claustrophobic marriage, her performing occupation, and turning to religious healers and charlatans for solace. finally Mariel has written a narrative of triumph approximately studying to beat her family’s demons and constructing love and deep compassion for them. ultimately, during this memoir she will ultimately inform the genuine tale of the tragedies and problems of the Hemingway kinfolk, and she or he can provide a ebook that beckons comparisons with Mary Karr and Jeanette partitions.
By Christiane F
In 1978 Christiane F. testified opposed to a guy who had traded heroin for intercourse with teenage women at Berlin’s infamous Zoo Station. during that trial, Christiane F. turned hooked up with reporters, and through the years they helped to show her story—which starts with a dysfunctional yet in a different way particularly basic childhood—into an acclaimed bestseller. Christiane F.’s fast descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is surprising, however the boredom, the eager for popularity, the exciting hazards, or even the musical obsessions that fill out the remainder of Christiane’s lifestyles could be popular to each reader. Christiane F.’s Berlin is a wierd and infrequently terrifying position, yet it’s additionally a spot that is still nearer than we'd think….