Autobiography

Download E-books Travels with Charley in Search of America PDF

By John Steinbeck

An intimate trip throughout the USA, as informed by way of one in every of its such a lot cherished writers
 
To pay attention the speech of the true the USA, to sniff the grass and the timber, to work out the colours and the light—these have been John Steinbeck's objectives as he set out, on the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the rustic he have been writing approximately for thus many years.

With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the rustic roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and previous associates in San Francisco. alongside the way in which he displays at the American personality, racial hostility, the actual kind of American loneliness he reveals virtually in every single place, and  the unforeseen kindness of strangers. 

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Download E-books Australia You Little* Beauty: Inside Test Cricket's Dream Team PDF

Justin Langer scored extra centuries than Ian Chappell, Doug Walters, or invoice Lawry and had a greater standard than Mark Taylor, David Boon, or Mark Waugh but lived virtually each second of his glittering try occupation as though it was once his final. during this intimate and now and then poignant account, Langer appears again at the team, locker room antics, and onfield triumphs which made up his 105-Test innings as a member of 1 of the game's maximum groups. Peer behind the curtain to relive the evening they soaked the English locker rooms at Lords in beer, the hour of darkness frolic round the SCG of their underpants and saggy eco-friendly caps, and the Caribbean dinner which rate the Australian Cricket Board $16,000. What was once it wish to face the barrage of the West Indies and Pakistan assaults at their top, who was once the simplest bowler he ever confronted, and why did an Adelaide pool desk support Shane Warne hone his flipper. it is a trip from the world's nice cricket grounds to the poorest parts of the sub-continent, Africa, and the West Indies, and the luxuries of a feted wearing champion to the day Matthew Hayden arrived in India with a fuel range in his cricket bag. learn the way meditation and martial arts helped him conflict his continual worry of failure and browse first-hand snippets from early life sweetheart Sue Langer who shines a special mild on lifestyles as a cricketer's wife.

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Download E-books The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life PDF

By Robert Evans

Robert Evans' The child remains within the Picture is universally famous because the maximum, such a lot outrageous, and such a lot unforgettable exhibit enterprise memoir ever written. the foundation of an award-winning documentary movie, it is still the top-rated of Hollywood storytelling.
 
With black-and-white photos from the author's archive and a brand new creation through the mythical actor, manufacturer, and Hollywood studio leader Robert Evans, The child remains within the Picture is pushed through a voice as fascinating and impossible to resist as any nice novel.
 
An notable raconteur, Evans spares nobody, least of all himself. jam-packed with starring roles for everybody from Ava Gardner to Marlon Brando to Sharon Stone, The child remains within the photo: A infamous Life is sharp, witty, and self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equivalent measure.

This is a must-read for enthusiasts of yankee cinema and classics of the canon, together with The unusual Couple, Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown.

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Download E-books Porn King: The Autobiography of John C. Holmes PDF

By Laurie Holmes

Autobiography of the KING of PORN on the earth of grownup cinema, one identify stands proud peculiarly others: John Holmes. for almost twenty years, from 1967 to 1987, Holmes reigned because the undisputed king of X-rated motion pictures, having seemed in a list 2,200 plus productions, from the landmark Johnny Wadd video clips (one of which grew to become the 1st grownup movie to gross over $1 million) to the mythical Insatiable with Marilyn Chambers. To a legion of lovers world-wide, he used to be referred to as "Mr. Big." To insiders, he used to be "Mr. great Guy." but for all of his repute and notoriety, Holmes remained an intensely inner most individual and a secret guy. - that's, before. In a startlingly frank autobiography, PORN KING was once written largely sooner than his demise (with new fabric further through his widow, Laurie). Holmes tells the tale of his extraordinary lifestyles. this isn't a customary star tale, choked with shiny lighting fixtures and glamor, great sound phases and film moguls. it really is, in its place, a unprecedented portrait of a tender guy drawn into an unknown Hollywood, a mystery, forbidden Hollywood, and the parallels among his marvelous profession and the sexual revolution in American motion pictures. Holmes knew his topic larger than somebody. Holmes candidly tells of a profitable yet usually harrowing "other" existence as a male prostitute to the wealthy and well-known, a shattering fall into medicines and his aspect of the grisly Wonderland Murders and his determined cross-country correct afterwards. From begin to end, during this newly revised version, entire with never-before-seen candid pictures of Holmes in his deepest existence, PORN KING is a hot, sensuous, fast paced tale laced with controversy. If ever there has been an untold tale, PORN KING is it. site handle: www.johnholmes.com

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By Bobbie Brown

An uncensored Hollywood tell-all full of specific stories of affection, intercourse, and revenge from the video vixen made well-known by means of Warrant’s rock anthem “Cherry Pie.”

Who may omit the attractive “Cherry Pie” woman from hair steel band Warrant’s notorious tune video? Bobbie Brown grew to become a bona fide vixen for her playful position because the item of lead singer Jani Lane’s wants. however the wide-eyed Louisiana attractiveness queen’s personal desires of constructing it large in l. a. have been approximately to be derailed through her rock-and-roll way of life. After her tumultuous marriage to Jani imploded, and her engagement to fast-living Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee resulted in a drug haze—followed by means of his marriage later to Pamela Anderson—Bobbie made up our minds it used to be time Hollywood’s most well-liked bachelors received a flavor in their personal medication. the first step: get excessive. Step : get even.

In a charming, thoroughly uncensored confessional, Bobbie explicitly recounts a lifestyles between one of the most recognized males in Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Costner, Mark McGrath, Dave Navarro, Sebastian Bach, Ashley Hamilton, Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Orgy’s Jay Gordon, and plenty of extra. No guy was once off limits because the fun-loving bombshell spiraled into extra, anger, and addiction.

Bobbie survived the party—barely—and her riveting, cautionary comeback story is stuffed with the wildest tales of intercourse, medications, and rock and roll ever instructed.

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Download E-books Everybody into the Pool: True Tales PDF

By Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick began as a homecoming princess with a Crisco-aided tan and a foul perm. after which every little thing replaced. Plunging headlong into America's inner most subcultures, whereas protecting either toes firmly planted in her mom and dad' Leave It to Beaver values, Lisick makes her grownup domestic at the edge of mainstream tradition and reveals it wealthy with paradox and humor. at the one hand, she lives in "Brokeley" with drug purchasers and road gangs; at the different, she drives a station wagon with a toddler seat within the again, makes her personal chook inventory, and attends girls' luncheons. How precisely did this suburban girl-next-door turn out as certainly one of San Francisco's most desirable chroniclers of other tradition? Lisick explains all of it in her hilarious, irreverent, bestselling memoir, Everybody into the Pool.

Fans of David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell will have fun with Lisick's scathingly humorous, clever, very genuine tackle the effluvia of day-by-day dwelling. it doesn't matter what neighborhood she's exposing to the sunshine, Lisick regularly hits the best chord.

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Download E-books A Short Walk from Harrods PDF

Forced into returning to London due to his supervisor and partner's speedy deteriorating future health, Bogarde has to re-adapt to existence within the West London neighbourhoods that groomed him as an aspiring younger actor. yet along with his popularity fading and his personal lifestyles descending into outdated age, the whole method turns into quite tricky to suffer. He stalks the streets like an 'apologetic turtle' and avoids society, saying along with his easy wit that he shall, from then on, in simple terms do 'matinees' simply because he's too drained to move out within the evenings. even though this memoir unearths Bogarde at his such a lot susceptible he keeps the lucidity and style that makes his writing so relaxing. As ever, he expresses a deep sentimentality that guarantees no aspect is going disregarded or unfelt.

First released in 1993, this is often one in every of Dirk Bogarde's latter memoirs.

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Download E-books Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir PDF

By Alan Cumming

'One of the main memorable, heart-stopping autobiographies i've got ever read' STEPHEN FRY

A big apple occasions BESTSELLER

Alan Cumming grew up within the grip of a guy who held his family members hostage, an individual who meted out violence with a daunting ease, who waged a silent warfare with himself that typically spilled over onto each person round him. That guy was once Alan's father, Alex Cumming.

Alex used to be the darkish, enigmatic middle of Cumming family members existence. yet he was once no longer the single secret. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the some distance East after the second one international struggle. The final time Alan's mom observed her father she was once 8 years previous. whilst she was once 13, the family members was once knowledgeable that he had died in an unintended shooting.

Curious to discover this moment secret, Alan devoted to filming an episode of the BBC's Who Do you think that you're? Then suddenly, his father, who Alan and his brother had now not visible or spoken to for greater than a decade, known as. He had a mystery he needed to proportion, one who could surprise his son to his very center and set in movement a trip that will swap Alan's lifestyles forever.

At occasions suspenseful, from time to time deeply relocating, yet continually courageous and sincere, now not My Father's Son is a strong tale approximately embracing the simplest points of the previous and triumphantly pushing the darkness apart.

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Download E-books The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography PDF

By Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry, megastar of Wilde and host of QI , is firmly confirmed as a celebrated cultural figure.

but if he arrived at Cambridge he used to be a convicted thief, an addict, and a failed suicide, confident that he will be expelled. as a substitute, collage lifestyles provided him love and the opportunity to entertain. He befriended vibrant younger such things as Hugh Laurie, now the famous person of residence, and Emma Thompson. this can be the hilarious and totally compelling tale of ways the Stephen the realm is aware (or thinks it is familiar with) took his first steps within the worlds of theater, radio, tv, and movie. stories of scandal and fizz jostle with insights into genuinely-earned stardom. The Fry Chronicles isn't really afraid to confront the chasm that separates public photo from deepest feeling, and it's marvelously wealthy in trademark wit and verbal brilliance.

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By John Cleese

John Cleese’s  large comedic impact has stretched throughout generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the original model of actual comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and past now appear written into comedy’s DNA. during this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand journey of his ascent within the leisure global, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English city and his early comedic days at Cambridge college (with destiny Python associate Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that may propel him to around the world renown.
 
Cleese used to be simply days clear of graduating Cambridge and atmosphere off on a legislations profession whilst he used to be visited through BBC executives, who provided him a role writing comedy for radio. That fateful moment—and a near-simultaneous supply to take his collage humor revue to London’s famed West End—propelled him down a distinct course, slicing his tooth writing for stars like David Frost and Peter dealers, and at last becoming a member of the 5 different Pythons to pioneer a brand new form of comedy that prized invention, silliness, and absurdity. alongside the way in which, he discovered his first real love with the actress Connie sales space and reworked himself from a reluctant performer to an international type actor and again again.
 
Twisting and turning via staggering tales and hilarious digressions—with a few short pauses alongside the best way that contain a desirable primer on what’s humorous and why—this tale of a tender man’s trip to the top of comedy is a masterly functionality through a grasp performer.

From the Hardcover edition.

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