Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.
"Growing up with Billy Crystal"
This is an important resource for those who have survived serious injuries, their loved ones, and treating healthcare professionals. I consider this essential...and plan to have my students and junior colleagues read this book. There is so much helpful information to be had in a text that can only be written from a personal perspective. Often, injured individuals and their loved ones cannot anticipate or plan fully for the major life changes that follow a serious injury. There is just no way to really appreciate how different their lives will be.
"Finally - A Great Help Book!!"
Blogger and author Mandy Hale, affectionately known as The Single Woman to her half-million social-media followers, is living an adventurous life that proves even our lowest lows and messiest mess-ups can point us toward our joy-filled destiny as single women. In I’ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has, Mandy delivers heart-to-heart, often hilarious stories from a life filled with love and loss, glamour and goose bumps, faith and friendship, big dreams and battle scars.
I've Been to the Mountaintop is a selection from A Call to Conscience, a milestone collection of Dr. King's most influential and best-known speeches.
"Profoundly Life Changing"
In 2013, actress, television personality, and Sunday Times best-selling author Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Until now, Lynda hasn't spoken publicly about her illness - she has felt strongly that everyone's experience of cancer is so different, and she wanted to keep what she has been going through personal to her while she came to terms with her life now. But in this memoir, Lynda talks with beautiful poignancy about her life since her diagnosis, her family, and how together they came to terms with a future they hadn't planned.
Lindsey discovers her true power over her own sexuality, and that of others through a mastery of subservience. Her adventures and the people she meets, women and men, all play right into her hands as she gives up control.
What happens when a college freshman goes from virgin to vixen?When a delay at the airport turns delicious as a lady in uniform takes over ?When a late night shower leads to the satisfaction of an old school crush ?When people stop playing nice and start getting naughty? These tales and more explore what happens when desire takes over, when seduction is the only rule, and lovers, ex-lovers, and wanna-be lovers are all fair game. I've Been a Naughty Girl...have you?
Maggi Peirce writes, "In everybody's mind there are memories that cannot be erased. In my last semester at Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dr. Norman Rehg asked that we write a story weekly. The entire class groaned. 'Now, now, don't fuss,' he said. 'All I want is an anecdote.' The word anecdote made all the difference, and I...haven't looked back since." These autobiographical stories sketch the world Maggi inhabited in her Belfast childhood in the 1930s and 1940s. That world is gone, but the feelings and experiences speak a universal language that resonates even today. The collection includes "A Friend of My Father's," "The Lucky Package," "The Most Beautiful Doll in the World," "John Knox," "Mine Hut Er Hat Drei Ecken," "The Haunted House," and "The Awakening."
Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution. A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval.
Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution.