Category «Autobiography»

Download E-books The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World PDF

By Alexander Roy

The riveting memoir of a lifestyles lived on the right-hand fringe of the speedometer.

Alex Roy's father, whereas on his deathbed, tricks in regards to the infamous, totally unlawful cross-country force from l. a. to manhattan of the Seventies, which then encouraged his younger son to go into the mysterious international of underground highway rallies. Tantalized by means of the legend of the Driver—the nameless, probably nonexistent organizer of the world's final mystery race—Roy got down to turn into a strength to be reckoned with. At speeds imminent two hundred mph, he sped from London to Morocco, from Budapest to Rome, from San Francisco to Miami, in his hugely changed BMW M5, culminating in a brand new checklist for the notorious la to ny run: 32:07.

Sexy, humorous, and stunning, The Driver is a never-before-told insider's examine an unbelievably quick and hazardous society that has lengthy been off-limits to dull mortals.

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Download E-books Scotland's Jesus: The Only Officially Non-Racist Comedian PDF

By Frankie Boyle

Interpreting Scotland's Jesus could be like being referred to as into the lounge through your baby shouting that they see a bit pink dot at the head of a television newscaster, then using the white sizzling bullet in the course of the propaganda circuitry of his or her exploding mind. It's a humorous booklet in regards to the information, partially since it used to be determined pornographic e-book approximately Scottish Independence wouldn't particularly promote.

In chapters starting from foreign Politics to the Animal international, Scotland's Jesus is permitted the chance to exhibit his more and more unsympathetic worldview and disintegrating psyche. A torrent of jokes approximately contemporary occasions give you the framework for a broader philosophical depression. Frankie Boyle makes use of the tales of the preferred press as a springboard to give an explanation for the character of truth and the main points of our enslavement to mirthless company Warlocks.

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Download E-books Francis Bacon in Your Blood PDF

By Michael Peppiatt

In June of 1963, while Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the previous was once a faculty boy at Cambridge, the latter already a recognized painter, greater than thirty years his senior. And but, Peppiatt used to be welcomed into the risky artist’s international; Bacon, thought of via many to be "mad, undesirable, and hazardous to know," proved himself a faithful pal and father determine, even amidst the ingesting and playing.

Though Peppiatt could later write might be the definitive biography of Bacon, his sharply drawn memoir has a unique power, revealing the artist at his so much intimate and indiscreet, and his London and Paris milieus in all their seediness and elegance. Bacon is felt with immediacy, as Peppiatt attracts from modern diaries and documents in their time jointly, giving us the tale of a friendship, and a brand new standpoint on an artist of tolerating fascination.

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Download E-books Diaries Volume 2: 1895-1910 PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

The moment quantity of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1895-1910. those Diaries have been meticulously edited by means of R. F. Christian so one can replicate Tolstoy's preoccupations as a author (his perspectives on his personal paintings and that of others), his improvement as someone and as a philosopher, and his attitudes to modern social difficulties, rural existence, industrialisation, schooling, and later, to non secular and religious questions. Christian introduces each one interval with a quick and informative precis of the most biographical info of Tolstoy's existence. the result's a distinct portrait of a superb author within the variegation of his daily existence.

An very important and long-overdue contribution to our wisdom of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times

'As an image of the turbulent Russian global which Tolstoy inhabited those diaries are incomparable - the uncooked stuff now not but processed into art.' Anthony Burgess

'A version of scholarship, probably the most vital books to be released in fresh years.' A. N. Wilson, Spectator
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Download E-books Autobiography of a Yogi PDF

Autobiography of a Yogi is without delay a fantastically written account of an excellent existence and a profound advent to the traditional technology of Yoga and its universal culture of meditation. Profoundly inspiring, it's even as drastically interesting, warmly funny and jam-packed with impressive personages.

Self-Realization Fellowship's versions, and none others, comprise huge fabric further via the writer after the 1st version used to be released, together with a last bankruptcy at the last years of his life.

Selected as "One of the a hundred most sensible non secular Books of the 20th Century", Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into greater than 30 languages, and is seemed around the world as a vintage of spiritual literature. a number of million copies were bought, and it maintains to seem on best-seller lists after greater than sixty consecutive years in print.

With enticing candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his existence: the studies of his amazing early life, encounters with many saints and sages in the course of his younger seek all through India for an illumined instructor, ten years of educating within the hermitage of a respected yoga grasp, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in the US. additionally recorded listed here are his conferences with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and different celebrated non secular personalities of East and West. the writer sincerely explains the sophisticated yet sure legislation at the back of either the normal occasions of daily life and the extreme occasions typically termed miracles. His soaking up lifestyles tale turns into the heritage for a penetrating and unforgettable examine the last word mysteries of human existence.

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Download E-books Coreyography: A Memoir PDF

By Corey Feldman

"Spares no details." ―Starred Publishers Weekly Review

"An really good read." ―Richard Donner, Director

"People consistently inquire from me approximately existence after youth stardom. What could I say to oldsters of kids within the undefined? My in basic terms suggestion, in truth, is to get those childrens out of Hollywood and allow them to lead common lives." ―Corey Feldman

A deeply own and revealing Hollywood-survival story.

Lovable baby big name through age ten, foreign teenager idol through fifteen, and to at the present time a perennial pop-culture staple, Corey Feldman has not just spent the whole thing of his lifestyles within the highlight, he is develop into simply as well-known for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such vintage movies as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand via Me. he is been associated with a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil, and grownup entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a hugely publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and along with his common costar Corey Haim loved immeasurable good fortune as one half the wildly well known duo "The Coreys," spawning seven movies, a 1-900 quantity, and "Coreymania" within the strategy. What baby of the eighties did not have a Corey Feldman poster placing in her bed room, or a pile of Tiger Beats stashed in his closet?

Now, during this courageous and relocating memoir, Corey is revealing the reality approximately what his lifestyles used to be like behind the curtain: His is a earlier that integrated actual, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional relations from which he used to be emancipated at age fifteen, 3 high-profile arrests for drug ownership, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a protracted, gradual move slowly again to the pinnacle of the field office.

While Corey has controlled to beat the traps that ensnared such a lot of different entertainers of his generation―he's nonetheless appearing, is a traveling musician, and is a proud father to his son, Zen―many of these closest to him have not been so fortunate. within the span of 1 12 months, he mourned the passing of 7 family and friends participants, together with Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. within the wake of these tragedies, he is spoken publicly concerning the darkish part of popularity, lobbied for laws affording larger protections for kids within the leisure undefined, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood's greatest secret.

Coreyography is his incredible account of survival and redemption.

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Download E-books One Red Paperclip: Or How an Ordinary Man Achieved His Dream with the Help of a Simple Office Supply PDF

By Kyle MacDonald

Kyle MacDonald had a paperclip. One crimson paperclip, a dream, and a resume to put in writing. And accounts to pay. Oh, and a truly sufferer female friend who was once paying the hire whereas he used to be back “between jobs.” Kyle desired to have the ability to offer for himself and his female friend, Dominique. He desired to personal his own residence. He sought after anything greater than a paperclip. So he positioned an advert on Craigslist, the preferred classifieds site, with the goal of buying and selling that paperclip for whatever greater. a lady in Vancouver provided him a fish pen in trade for his paperclip. He traded the fish pen for a doorknob and the doorknob for a camping out range. earlier than lengthy he had traded the camping out range for a generator for a neon signal. no longer lengthy after that, avid snow-globe collector and tv superstar Corbin Bernsen and the small Canadian city of Kipling have been concerned, and Kyle was once directly to greater and higher things.

In One pink Paperclip, Kyle takes you on a trip all over the world as he strikes from paperclip holder to house owner in exactly fourteen trades. With lots of irreverent and insightful anecdotes and functional pointers on how one can locate your personal paperclip and discover your goals, he proves it’s attainable to achieve lifestyles and attain your goals by yourself phrases. Quirky and inspirational, this tale of a customary man and a small, crimson, now-legendary paperclip can have you your workplace supplies-and your life-in a complete new method.

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Download E-books Hugh Jackman: The Biography PDF

By Anthony Bunko

People's "Sexiest guy Alive" in 2008, host of the Academy Awards 2009, and a 2013 Oscar contender—Wolverine's inventory keeps to riseHugh Jackman is a real Hollywood juggernaut. The magnetic Australian has joined countrymen Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe as a global megastar due to his position as Wolverine within the X-Men sequence, and is enjoyed by way of lovers world wide because of his super various profession in movie and theater. whilst a tender Jackman became down a task in Neighbours to learn on the prestigious WAAPA in Perth, his gamble might repay handsomely. After a string of profitable Australian musicals, Jackman's Hollywood holiday got here as he was once solid as Wolverine in 2000, catapulting him to heavyweight stardom. He has when you consider that reprised the function in field place of work hits The final Stand, Origins, and The Wolverine. With a 2013 Academy Award nomination for his travel de strength functionality as Jean Valjean within the epic Les Miserables, and a celeb flip as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of destiny Past in may possibly 2014, Hugh is decided to dominate the silver display for the foreseeable destiny.

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Download E-books Teenage Revolution PDF

By Alan Davies

When Alan Davies was once growing to be up he appeared to force his relations mad. 'What are we going to do with you?' they might ask - as though he may perhaps understand the answer.

Perhaps it was once simply because he got here of age within the Eighties. That decade of massive hair, greed, camp tune, mass unemployment, social unrest and actually shameful trousers was once complicated for teens. there has been much to think in - a lot to face for, or stand opposed to - and Alan made up our minds to hitch something with the note 'anti' in it. He was once trying to find heroes to lead him (relatively) unscathed into adulthood.

From his persistent kleptomania to the relocating look for his mother's grave years after she died; from his obsession with becoming a member of (going as far as to join Chickens Lib) to his first forays into making humans snigger (not consistently intentionally); Teenage Revolution is a touching and humorous go back to the adolescence that make us all.

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