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📒Katerina ✍ James Frey
✏Katerina Book Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey’s highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles. A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America’s most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018. At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination.
📒A Million Little Pieces Of Close To Home ✍ John McPherson
✏A Million Little Pieces of Close to Home Book Summary : Is your face suffering from a lack of exercise? Readers rely on John McPherson's Close to Home cartoon to contort their facial muscles into an unstoppable grin each day. Not even Botox can stop you from smiling at this latest collection of Close to Home. How do you measure a cartoon's popularity? The true measure of a comic panel's popularity is how often it is posted on a refrigerator, cubicle, break room bulletin board, or office door. By that standard, Close to Home wins the comic panel popularity contest hands down. Close to Home captures the humor in all facets of life. From home to hospitals, from classrooms to courtrooms, from boardrooms to backyards--there's a Close to Home panel that hits us where we live and work and play. A Million Little Pieces of Close to Home features hilarious panels first published in newspapers in the year 2000, the year of the Y2K scare that never materialized. Of course, that's just the kind of thing you'd expect from a Close to Home world.
📒My Friend Leonard ✍ James Frey
✏My Friend Leonard Book Summary : Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) who helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcohol addiction-and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate. James embarks on his post-rehab existence in Chicago emotionally devastated, broke, and afraid to get close to other people. But then Leonard comes back into his life, and everything changes. Leonard offers his "son" lucrative—if illegal and slightly dangerous—employment. He teaches James to enjoy life, sober, for the first time. He instructs him in the art of "living boldly," pushes him to pursue his passion for writing, and provides a watchful and supportive veil of protection under which James can get his life together. Both Leonard's and James's careers flourish…but then Leonard vanishes. When the reasons behind his mysterious absence are revealed, the book opens up in unexpected emotional ways. My Friend Leonard showcases a brilliant and energetic young writer rising to important new challenges—displaying surprising warmth, humor, and maturity—without losing his intensity. This book proves that one of the most provocative literary voices of his generation is also one of the most emphatically human.
📒Youth And Substance Abuse ✍ Kathryn Daley
✏Youth and Substance Abuse Book Summary : This book provides a sociological examination of young people’s pathways into, and out of, substance abuse. Drawing from in-depth, life-history interviews with over sixty young people who have experienced problematic drug use, the author uses participants’ narratives to throw light on the relationship between trauma and issues such as homelessness, crime and self-injury. Contesting the view that substance abuse is either a medical issue or individual failing, the book examines the wide variety of factors which lead to youth substance abuse such as extreme poverty and other structural factors. Whilst it does not overlook individual agency, the rich descriptions from young people's oral histories show us that the contexts in which agency was exercised, was often considerably constrained by significant structural forces. The sociological concept of 'situated choice', which is used to explain and understand how people make choices within their individual context, is used throughout the book as we witness young people wrestling to escape intergenerational disadvantage. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Social Work, Social Policy, Youth Studies, Sociology and Health Studies.
📒Hoax A History Of Deception ✍ Ian Tattersall
✏Hoax A History of Deception Book Summary : An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian Tattersall, a curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, has teamed up with Peter Névraumont to tell this anti-history of the world, in which Michelangelo fakes a masterpiece; Arctic explorers seek an entrance into a hollow Earth; a Shakespeare tragedy is "rediscovered"; a financial scheme inspires Charles Ponzi; a spirit photographer snaps Abraham Lincoln's ghost; people can survive ingesting only air and sunshine; Edgar Allen Poe is the forefather of fake news; and the first human was not only British but played cricket. Told chronologically, HOAX begins with the first documented announcement of the end of the world in 2800 BC and winds its way through controversial tales such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Shroud of Turin, past proven fakes such as the Thomas Jefferson's ancient wine and the Davenport Tablets built by a lost race, and explores bald-faced lies in the worlds of art, science, literature, journalism, and finance.
📒A Billion Little Pieces ✍ Jordan Frith
✏A Billion Little Pieces Book Summary : "RFID (radio frequency identification) has been deployed in the billions to track objects through the global economy and is used to manage and monitor public transportation systems, store identifying information in biometric passports, communicate sensor information about infrastructure and food safety, power contactless "smart" cards, and provide essential identification functions for the growing Internet of Things. RFID tags can be as small as a grain of rice and sown into clothing or embedded in packaging--even inside animal and human bodies. They are found in credit cards, key fobs, car windshields, your T pass, consumer electronics, the walls of tunnels--and yet, most people are unaware of their presence. This book will be the first to look at RFID as an invisible suite of mobile technologies that makes up an integral piece of the development of networked infrastructure, mobile payment, and the global economy. Frith takes on the subject from multiple angles, including the history of the technology, industry, its role in the Internet of Things, big data, surveillance and privacy concerns, and mobile infrastructures"--
📒Reimagining Child Soldiers In International Law And Policy ✍ Mark A. Drumbl
✏Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy Book Summary : Child soldiers are generally perceived as faultless, passive victims. This ignores that the roles of child soldiers vary, from innocent abductee to wilful perpetrator. This book argues that child soldiers should be judged on their actions and that treating them like a homogenous group prevents them from taking responsibility for their acts.
📒Memoir ✍ G. Thomas Couser
✏Memoir Book Summary : A compact, pithy guide to the most popular form of life-writing, Memoir: An Introduction provides a primer to the ubiquitous literary form and its many subgenres.
📒Insomniac ✍ Pasquale Rotella
✏Insomniac Book Summary : Born to immigrant parents in Venice, California, Pasquale Rotella fell in with the gangbanger crowd at an early age and was saved by the rave scene just then taking roots in LA. Without a high school degree or a dollar to his name, he started throwing little parties in off-the-beaten-track venues, which over the past twenty years have grown into a multi-billion dollar business. Last year he married Playboy Bunny Holly Madison, threw the biggest music festival in the country with 345,000 people, and sold half of his company, Insomniac Events, to Live Nation for 50 million dollars. Insomniac is the story of a kid who never achieved traditional academic success, but became the figurehead of the United States' electronic dance scene. A kid who found himself up late at night, unable to sleep, who built himself a nocturnal kingdom to rule. Told in Rotella's unmistakable voice, Insomniac is the vivid, pulsing oral history of the little-understood, fastest-growing music movement in the country and the man at its helm.
📒Paradoxes Of Authenticity ✍ Julia Straub
✏Paradoxes of Authenticity Book Summary : Authenticity is one of the most crucial, but also most contested concepts in literary and cultural studies. Hollowed out by postmodernist theory, it paradoxically enough persists as an important backdrop for the discussion of literature, film, and the visual arts. The essays in this volume explore perspectives on authenticity and case studies dealing with »the authentic«. They thereby seek to show how the paradoxical persistence of authenticity in contemporary critical discourse can be turned into a fruitful point of departure for an analysis of literary texts, but also films, and the visual arts.