Download E-books Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness PDF

By Gail Tredwell

Amma, universally often called "The Hugging Saint," went via a two-decade transformation from an easy fisherman's daughter to a world ask yourself worshiped via thousands. Gail "Gayatri" Tredwell used to be there each step of the way—from early devotee to go woman disciple, ever-present own attendant, handmaiden, whipping submit, and unwilling keeper of a few devastating secrets and techniques. At age nineteen, whilst she was once a happy-go-lucky, adventurous lass from Australia, Tredwell by no means imagined that she could quickly be buying and selling her loose spirit and skimpy garments for a lifetime of submission in an ankle-length sari. Her keen selection to serve the younger "saint" started with innocence and a natural wish to please her new guru. In time, the connection reworked into digital enslavement within which Tredwell used to be on name 24/7 and labored herself approximately to loss of life within the desire of discovering God. simply because she turned fluent within the Malayalam language and had continuous intimate proximity to Amma for two decades, Tredwell is uniquely in a position to portraying this well-known lady. She tells her story with uncomplicated honesty, equity, and a splash of Aussie snap and wit. even supposing the guru’s flaws are an important a part of her tale and awakening, she strives to be actual all through, digging deep to eschew sufferer frameworks and take accountability for her personal position in accepting the abuse and perpetuating the lies. The e-book inspires the fun of early devotional lifestyles and colourful photographs of rural India. via Tredwell's eyes, we watch a modest and conventional ashram metastasize right into a business-oriented, bustling, mega-international association. We additionally see how any such dizzying upward push created substantial chance for abuse, deceit, and hypocrisy. Tredwell takes us vividly via her various levels, beginning with naïveté and blameless devotion, then directly to dawning information and confusion, eventually to emotional breakdown and her surprising "enlightenment"—her consciousness that the liberation she urgently required used to be is actually liberation from her personal guru. In a gentle but decided fight, she controlled to untangle herself from the net of fantasy and indoctrination. in basic terms then used to be she capable of muster her battered yet now not relatively damaged spirit and plot her break out. Gail's flight to freedom—her effective restoration from a lifetime of abuse and disillusionment—displays impressive power and encouraging braveness.

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Download E-books Sleeping Arrangements PDF

By Laura Shaine Cunningham

Harper Lee: “A attractive tale I shall cherish for years to come.” Laura Shaine Cunningham’s memoir of being orphaned at age 8 and raised by means of bachelor uncles within the Bronx- “In the glow of american Stadium Twi-Night doubleheaders”, has turn into the most liked classics of latest autobiographical literature. while her unmarried mom dies, her bachelor Uncles Len and Gabe step in- a wildly divergent pair- Uncle Len is a self-styled move among Sam Spade and Abe Lincoln, who travels on “secret missions”, sporting just a manila envelope- whereas Uncle Gabe composes and belts out Jewish Gospel songs and proposes to each girl he meets… Len makes popcorn for breakfast and Gabe warps the wood ground with bleach. Their lives taken on an identical ordinary perspective- after which they're joined via the grandmother, Etka from Minsk who contains her personal memoir “Philosophy for ladies” and starts off so much sentences with “Plato and that i believe…” To best it off, they get a cocker spaniel dog who “isn’t a puppy yet a democrat.” Excerpted within the New Yorker, awarded at chosen Shorts, learn through Linda Lavin, the publication, released first by way of Alfred Knopf after which by way of Plume and Riverhead Books (Penguin Putnam), the publication quickly turned a bestseller within the U.S. and was once featured within the long island instances journal, which ran a number of excerpts, together with the preferred Uncle nutrients, Bachelor Uncles, and a Hers column on being raised via males. Her column dedicated to her unmarried mom seemed within the manhattan Observer. Laura could have been raised via eccentric males who knew not anything approximately working a family yet they knew how you can love. Her relatives tale is interwoven together with her adventures together with her little lady neighbors as they performed forbidden video games within the “Babylonian Bronx.” Anne Tyler:” Reads like a unique. you could end up sitting very quietly, mulling over the marvels of this actually extraordinary book.” Jessica Mitford: “Absolutely delightful…a amazing treat!” Muriel Spark: “A nice pleasure…very attention-grabbing, relocating and amusing.” Chaim Potok: “Wise, sobering and witty.” Critics raved: “Funny, sad…A version memoir… irreverent and beneficiant” - Michiko Kakutani big apple occasions “Compassion and wit are a unprecedented literary mix yet drowsing preparations is illuminated via either” - l. a. occasions “Cunningham transforms her “Bronx of the feelings” into the ‘Babylonian Bronx’, a global simmering with intercourse and loss of life and intrigue…Sharp- witted and humorous yet by no means suggest …"-The Wall highway magazine. “Comic, touching, delightful…the form of ebook you purchase a number of copies of to ship for your mom and most sensible friends…"- humans “Reads like a novel…You might end up sitting very quietly, mulling over the marvels of this really fantastic book.” - Anne Tyler, The Baltimore sunlight

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Download E-books Made in the U.S.A.: The Sex Trafficking of America's Children PDF

By Alisa Jordheim

The publication is a compilation of 5 real tales of adults (4 lady & 1 guy) trafficked as youngsters. every one tale is preceded via an outline of the kind of trafficking the tale addresses and up by means of a press release from the survivors themselves.  the aim of the publication is to supply insights on how American young ones are taken captive and sometimes coerced to stay in a way of life of industrial sexual exploitation.  All earnings from the e-book should be dispensed to nationally well-known organisations offering both preventive or restorative carrier for baby survivors of household Minor intercourse Trafficking.

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Download E-books Memories of Jewish Life: From Italy to Jerusalem, 1918-1960 PDF

By Augusto Segre

In this lyrical memoir, translated for the 1st time into English, famous Jewish historian, writer, translator, and activist Augusto Segre not just recounts his wealthy lifestyles stories but additionally conjures up the altering global of Italian Jewry within the 20th century. Raised within the conventional Jewish group of Casale Monferrato within the former ghetto, Segre depicts the alterations wrought on his humans through emancipation, fascism, international wars, and the Holocaust.
Segre was once a vocal opponent of Italian fascism and a combatant in Italy’s partisan warfare opposed to the Nazis. With the aid of Italian peasants, he and his kin spent eighteen months evading German and Italian fascist squaddies through the German profession of Italy. Segre additionally used to be an ardent Zionist who helped refugees get away to Israel and finally immigrated himself in 1979.  He spent 3 months in Israel in 1948, chronicling Israel’s battle of Independence.
With an ethnographic eye, Segre interweaves his personal stories with these of his rabbi father and makes use of newspapers, public files, and letters to bare the shared feelings and moods of a humans and the impression the best occasions in ecu and Jewish background had on all of them. the rage of Italian Jews towards assimilation used to be glaring in Segre’s time, and an understanding of it pervades this paintings. thoughts of Jewish lifestyles presents an extraordinary glimpse right into a conventional, spiritual and colourful working-class Jewish group that not exists.

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Download E-books Anti-Memoirs PDF

Reprint from the French version. 5 printings plus a e-book membership variation. André Malraux (1901 - 1976) used to be a French adventurer, award-winning writer, and statesman. Having traveled broadly in Indochina and China, Malraux was once famous specifically for his novel entitled los angeles Humaine (Man's destiny) (1933), which gained the Prix Goncourt. He was once appointed by way of common Charles de Gaulle as Minister of data (1945-1946), then as Minister of country (1958-1959), and the 1st Minister of Cultural Affairs, serving in the course of De Gaulle's complete presidency (1959-1969).

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Download E-books Cry Silent Tears: The heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again PDF

By Joe Peters

Joe knew his mom used to be merciless and violent, yet he depended on his loved father to guard him from her. whilst a freak twist of fate observed his father burn to demise in entrance of him, Joe used to be left on the mercy of his mom. with no the affection of his buddy and brother, he do not need survived. With them, he went directly to spend his lifestyles struggling with baby abuse.

Joe used to be simply 5 years outdated and the terrible scene actually struck him dumb. He did not communicate for 4 and a part years, which intended he used to be not able to invite somebody for aid as his lifestyles become a residing hell.

His schizophrenic mom and of his older brothers spent the next years beating him, raping him and locking him within the cellar on the family members domestic. ate up scraps that he used to be compelled to lick from the ground, he was once occasionally left bare at the hours of darkness for 3 days with no human contact.

Unable to learn or write, all Joe may possibly do to speak his ache used to be draw pictures.

The violence and sexual abuse grew in severity as extra humans, together with his stepfather, have been invited to take advantage of him in anyway they chose.

The purely factor that kept Joe was once the kindness of his elder brother and his in simple terms tuition buddy, either one of whom confirmed him that love was once attainable even within the darkest of situations.

At fourteen he ultimately came upon the braveness to run away, hiding in a hut via a railway line, consumed scraps by way of a few neighborhood childrens who discovered him.

Joe's is the last word insider's tale, casting mild into the darkest of hidden worlds, and a really inspirational account of ways one small boy discovered the energy to beat nearly most unlikely odds and develop into a striking guy. Now that he has discovered his voice back, Joe speaks out opposed to baby abuse and is helping help and shield different teenagers whose lives were blighted by way of it.

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Download E-books ¿Por Que Estoy Gorda? (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Raynelda A. Calderon

¿Haces dieta, te matas de hambre, vas al gimnasio pero no consigues adelgazar? Muchos piensan que estamos gordos porque comemos mucho, pero no es así. Sí, comer mucho engorda pero no es los angeles única razón por los angeles que engordamos, porque si así fuera, ¿qué hay de las personas que comen mucho y nunca engordan? A través de mi libro "¿Por qué estoy gorda?" explico las razones por las que engordamos y, no importa que tanta dieta hagamos o que tan poquito comamos, no logramos bajar de peso. Mi deseo es que primero entiendas por qué estas gorda para que entonces sepas cómo puedes adelgazar. Y tu, ¿Por qué estas gorda?

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Download E-books Letters to his Parents: 1939-1951 PDF

By Theodor W. Adorno

'My dears: this is often yet a quick observe to welcome you to the hot global, the place you're now now not all too distant from us. ‘ So starts off Adorno’s letter to his mom and dad in might 1939, welcoming them to Cuba the place that they had simply arrived after fleeing from Nazi Germany on the final minute. on the finish of 1939 his mom and dad moved back to Florida after which to long island, the place they lived from August 1940 till the tip in their lives. it is just with Adorno’s circulation to California on the finish of 1941 that his letters to his mom and dad commence arriving once again, reporting on paintings and dwelling stipulations in addition to on neighbors, associates and the Hollywood stars of his time. One unearths experiences of his collaborations with Max Horkheimer, Thomas Mann and Hanns Eisler along debts of events, clowning round with Charlie Chaplin, and ill-fated amorous affairs. however the letters additionally exhibit his consistent eager for Europe: Adorno already started to take into consideration his go back once america entered the conflict.

Adorno’s letters to his mom and dad – definitely the main open and direct letters he ever wrote – not just have the funds for the reader a glimpse of the reports that gave upward thrust to the well-known Minima Moralia, but additionally exhibit Adorno from a formerly unknown, very own part. They finish with the 1st experiences from the ravaged Frankfurt to his mom – who remained in manhattan – and from Amorbach, Adorno’s early life paradise

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Download E-books Ernie: The Autobiography PDF

By Ernest Borgnine

We wept at his Oscar-winning function in Marty. . .we gasped whilst he took on Frank Sinatra in From the following to Eternity. . .we have been riveted through his compelling performances in The soiled Dozen, undesirable Day at Black Rock, and Ice Station Zebra. . .and we laughed at his tv sitcom McHale's Navy. We enjoyed all of Ernest Borgnine's many portrayals, yet what did we all know in regards to the guy in the back of the well-known roles? Now for the 1st time, he tells us in his personal phrases the attention-grabbing tale of his existence during this witty, candid, and revealing memoir.

For greater than fifty years, Ernest--or "Ernie" as he is identified to his friends--has been some of the most famous, celebrated stars in Hollywood in addition to a revered, gifted actor, and a dwelling legend. Stretching from his formative years because the son of Italian immigrants to a fabulous profession that remains thriving in his 91st yr, from the early days of reside television to the voiceovers for The Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants, Ernie tells of the rigors and tribulations on his highway to reputation, the friendships he shared with a number of the silver screen's largest stars, and the glamorous prime girls he enjoyed.

Acclaimed for his skill to play delicate and tough-guy roles both good, he was once additionally recognized for squaring off opposed to a few of Hollywood's so much bold actresses--including Bette Davis in A Catered Affair and Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar. Recalling his reports starring in vintage videos akin to The Poseidon event, The Wild Bunch, and Escape from New York, he unearths own insights and impossible to resist tales approximately cinema's maximum icons--including Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Kirk Douglas, Montgomery Clift, Gary Cooper, Janet Leigh, Raquel Welch, Gene Hackman, Rock Hudson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Curtis, Alan Ladd, Glenn Ford, and Burt Lancaster. And with attribute frankness, he additionally talks approximately his off-screen loves and passions.

A needs to for each movie buff, Ernie: An Autobiography is an engaging memoir--filled with secrets and techniques, well-remembered info, and never-before-told stories--of a celeb who has thrived within the altering international of Hollywood for greater than part a century, and endeared himself to legions of lovers in every single place.

"(Borgnine's) anecdotes are gleefully self-deprecating. . .he comes off because the form of man you want to have a lager with." --NY submit

"With astute observations at the Hollywood hierarchy and stories approximately everybody from Lee Marvin and Steve McQueen to Bette Davis and Kim Novak, (Borgnine) writes with an unassuming, no-nonsense tone. His love of filmmaking and his admire for his fellow actors permeates the pages of this enticing and enjoyable memoir." --Publishers Weekly

"Modest and candy. . .nicely boiled. Borgnine neither lashes out nor pulls punches." --Entertainment Weekly

"Now for the 1st time, (Borgnine) tells us in his personal phrases the attention-grabbing tale of his existence during this witty, candid, and revealing memoir. A needs to for each movie buff. interesting. . .filled with secrets and techniques, well-remembered information, and never-before-told stories--of a celebrity who has thrived within the altering global of Hollywood for greater than part a century, and endeared himself to legions of fanatics everywhere." --Turner vintage videos,

". . .a gratifying specific account of a decades-long profession that still integrated memorable roles in sturdy blockbusters just like the Wild Bunch and The Poseidon event. He comes throughout as an unspoiled, great man who loved his good fortune. . .One of the best unghosted Hollywood autobiographies." --ALA Booklist

"A large learn. . .Ernie: The Autobiography via Ernest Borgnine is as nifty as he is." --Cindy Adams, NY Post

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Download E-books Wheeling and Dealing: Confessions of a Capitol Hill Operator PDF

By Bobby Baker, Larry L. King

“What historians may locate most dear in [Baker’s] publication is his characterization of the 2 males he served such a lot intimately—Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kerr. The portrait of Mr. Johnson is stinky, entire with a believable reconstruction of the good Texan’s earthy desk talk.” —Arthur Schlesinger, New York occasions booklet Review

Bobby Baker was once a small-town southern boy whilst he arrived in Washington in 1943, yet he had a convinced experience of political clout. He quickly knew which senator sought after what done—almost earlier than the senator knew himself. Senator Robert Kerr used to be the 1st tool of Bobby Baker’s upward push. He chanced on a fair extra strong sponsor in Lyndon Johnson, and he rose with Johnson till no doorways have been closed to him. He tells the following a distinct insider’s tale of the continually attention-grabbing methods of strength within the Congress of the us.

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