Ten years ago, Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love. Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read—because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.
"More mommy memoir than yoga memoir"
Arthur Charles gives a personal account of his time as a POW on Java, including the use of secret radios and how he survived a firing squad. He depicts amazing resilience, resourcefulness, and even moments of humour amid the horror of captivity, where he suffered terrible mistreatment and deliberate efforts to humiliate. He managed to learn skills from other POWs such as contract bridge, chess, shorthand, and even English law.
"An ok story"
The 1983 FA Cup Final was contested by Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium. Manchester United were the favourites, as Brighton had been relegated from the First Division that season and had never reached a cup final before. United had finished third in the league that season and already had four FA Cup victories to their name whereas Brighton had never reached the final before. The final ended in a 2–2 draw, forcing a replay at Wembley five days later, which Manchester United won 4–0.
In this extremely candid and honest account, Helen Hayes, acclaimed "First Lady of the American Theater", looks back on her life and career, and you are invited to a private listening session. So sit back, relax, and listen to behind-the-scenes portraits and anecdotes of personalities such as Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, John F. Kennedy, Al Capone, and more. She also tells about the pleasures and difficulties that go with being a celebrity.
"A life story by the great actress of her time."
My Secret life, the gargantuan erotic autobiography of a wealthy Victorian English gentleman has been described as "the strangest book ever written"...
The First Day of the Rest of My Life stars Jonathan Keeble as the protagonist, and was originally broadcast as part of The Wire collection of dramas on 10 October 2009, and repeated on 2 October 2010.Toby has a bad day at work on the phones for Careless, the household cover people. When an angry customer pushes him too far, he snaps and tells him to have a heart attack and die. The next morning he wakes up as Dr Richard Jugg. And the next day as a homeless person called Deke.
"My Secret Life", the anonymously written erotic memoirs of a Victorian English gentleman who refers to himself simply as "Walter" is one of the most idiosyncratic and sexually obsessed books ever written. In this vast autobiographical confessional the author recounts, in meticulous detail, his sexual exploits throughout the course of a life devoted entirely to the pursuit of carnal pleasure. Through this compelling exploration of the author's sexual behaviour we are left with a uniquely entertaining insight into life behind the closed doors of Victorian society.
In late 2000, a young boy in Ahmedabad dreams of owning a business. To accommodate his friends' passion, he opens a cricket shop. However, nothing comes easily in a turbulent city. To realise their goals, they will have to face it all - religious politics, calamities, unacceptable love and, above all, their own mistakes. Will they make it? Can an individual's dreams overcome the nightmares of real life? Can we succeed despite mistakes?
My Solar-Powered History to War-Torn China is Book 3 in the My Solar-Powered History series. You can imagine how thrilled Benson, O'Malley, and I all are when Grandma Lucy leaves her goat farm in Washington and heads up north for an Alaskan vacation. But what are the mysterious books she is carrying inside her locked suitcase? Benson decides to find out for himself, but by the time the rest of us go after him in Dad's solar-powered history machine, Benson is lost somewhere in war-torn China.
Helen Hayes, acclaimed "First Lady of the American Theatre", has been on stage, screen, and television for more than fifty years. In that time she moved among the world's most famous and talented: actors, film stars, writers, businessmen. She speaks with wit, wisdom, and candor on topics both public and private.
"A Modest Yet Captivating Portrait Of A Great Lady"