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Download E-books The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 PDF

By Ned Rorem

Ned Rorem is well known as certainly one of America's maximum dwelling composers. His diary of his early years, The Paris Diary and the hot York Diary, was once largely acclaimed. The Later Diaries maintains essentially the most sustained efforts within the intimate magazine shape ever undertaken and provides candid insights into his spectacular existence, occupation, paintings, friendships, and love. In those years, Lions, pass over Julie, and Poems of affection and the Rain have been composed and so much of his books written; he additionally persevered to fulfill the recognized and notorious and to jot down of them with the appeal that Janet Flanner characterised as "worldly, clever, licentious, hugely indiscreet."

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Download E-books Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side PDF

By Ed Sanders

Fug You is Ed Sanders's unapologetic and sometimes hilarious account of 8 key years of "total attack at the culture," to cite his novelist buddy William S. Burroughs.

Fug You lines the flowering years of latest York's downtown bohemia within the sixties, beginning with the selling difficulties provided by means of publishing Fuck You / of the humanities, because it confronted the aboveground's scrutiny, and resulting in Sanders's arrest after a raid on his Peace Eye bookstall. The memoir additionally lines the occupation of the Fugs--formed in 1964 by way of Sanders and his neighbor, the mythical Tuli Kupferberg (called "the world's oldest residing hippie" through Allen Ginsberg)--as Sanders strives to discover a house for this well-known postmodern, leading edge anarcho-folk-rock band on the earth of checklist labels.

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Download E-books Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities PDF

One afternoon in 1989, Karen Overhill walks into psychiatrist Richard Baer’s place of work complaining of obscure actual pains and melancholy. Odder nonetheless, she unearths that she’s being affected by a power reminiscence challenge. sometimes, she “loses” elements of her day, discovering herself in areas she doesn’t take into accout going to or being informed approximately conversations she doesn’t bear in mind having. Her difficulties are so pervasive that she usually sounds like an impersonator in her personal lifestyles; she doesn’t realize the folks who name themselves her acquaintances, and she or he can’t even keep in mind being intimate together with her personal husband.

Baer acknowledges that Karen is at the verge of suicide and, whereas attempting numerous drugs to maintain her alive, makes an attempt to find the foundation explanation for her unusual court cases. It’s the paintings of months, after which years, to realize Karen’s belief and research the real volume of the trauma buried in her prior. What she ultimately unearths is almost past trust, a story of a adolescence spent grappling with incredible horror. How has Karen survived with even a tenuous grab on sanity?

Then Baer gets an envelope within the mail. It’s marked with Karen’s go back handle yet incorporates a letter from a bit lady who writes that she’s seven years previous and lives within Karen. quickly Baer gets letters from others claiming to be components of Karen. less than hypnosis, those exchange Karen personalities show themselves in surprising type and with indisputable traits—both actual and mental. One “alter” is a tender boy packed with scary aggression; one other an grownup male who considers himself Karen’s protector; and a 3rd a sassy flirt who seeks dominance over the others. It’s in basic terms through compartmentalizing her ache, guilt, and worry during this fashion—by “switching time” with exchange selves because the scenario warrants—that Karen has been capable of functionality given that childhood.

Realizing that his sufferer represents an severe case of a number of character sickness, Baer faces the daunting job of making a remedy that may make Karen entire back. by some means, actually, he needs to achieve the belief of every of Karen’s seventeen “alters” and persuade them of the need in their personal annihilation.

As robust as Sybil or The 3 Faces of Eve, Switching Time is the 1st whole account of such remedy to learn from the viewpoint of the treating general practitioner, a stunningly dedicated healer who labored selflessly for many years in order that Karen might in the future reside as a unmarried man or woman.

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Download E-books Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny PDF

By Nile Rodgers

From stylish to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the inventive strength at the back of many of the largest hits ever recorded. this is the tale of the way worldwide pop’s maximum genius reworked his personal dramatic existence into the brilliantly cheerful playlist of a generation.
You will pay attention a Nile Rodgers music this day. it'll make you happy. within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, Nile Rodgers wrote and produced the songs that outlined the period and every thing that got here after: “Le Freak,” “Good Times,” “We Are Family,” “Like a Virgin,” “Let’s Dance,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Rapper’s Delight”—and labored with each influential pop celebrity to create a string of putting up with hits, from Diana Ross and Madonna to Duran Duran and David Bowie. Even this day, he's nonetheless musically proper: writing and appearing record-breaking hits like “Get fortunate” with Daft Punk and Pharrell. yet sooner than he reinvented pop song, Nile Rodgers invented himself. From jamming with Jimi Hendrix in a Greenwich Village haze to the decadence of the disco period to witnessing the beginning of Madonna at the Danceteria dance flooring, Le Freak strains one of many maximum musical trips of our time.
Praise for Le Freak
“[An] notable memoir . . . steeped within the incestuous power of the days: Punk, funk and paintings rock combined it up within the downtown golf equipment, the place musicians partied jointly and shared rules. . . . Le Freak has lots of intercourse and medication. yet it’s the song that makes it crucial. . . . Rodgers gave these desires a beat—and helped invent pop as we all know it today.”—Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
“This e-book is an absolute knockout: exhilarating, hot, and brave, deeply relocating and deeply humorous. Le Freak is as a lot in regards to the greatness of existence because it is ready Nile Rodgers’s remarkable musical trip. As Rodgers good is aware, the easiest tune is the stuff we believe, the stuff that speaks to us and won’t enable cross. Le Freak does all that and lots more and plenty extra. this is often really the best books ever written approximately paintings, tune, lifestyles, and how we become precisely who we're. really, the best books period.”—Cameron Crowe
“A coming-of-age story each piece as extraordinary because the musical insights and star-time chronicles that follow.”The manhattan instances e-book Review
“Consistently pleasing . . . His legacy as a funk-rock visionary is guaranteed, and his autobiography serves as extra evidence that disco doesn't suck.”San Francisco Chronicle
“An unforgettable, gripping book.”The Sunday occasions (UK)
“Name a celeb and you'll guess they’re during this ebook, enjoying or partying with Rodgers. yet faraway from being a succession of name-dropping anecdotes, this autobiography is a superbly humorous, relocating and clever mirrored image upon the real issues in lifestyles: the folk you like and the belongings you create.”The Sunday Telegraph (UK)
“Rodgers’s page-turning memoir is full of emotionally charged vignettes of a tumultuous formative years and both dramatic maturity that discovered him awash in money, vehicles, and celebrities. . . . His storytelling abilities propel the reader throughout the ebook, making the finishing the entire extra jarring. extraordinary for its candor, this rags-to-riches tale is at the year’s shortlist of star memoirs.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Download E-books The Hypocrisy of Disco: A Memoir PDF

By Clane Hayward

Born in San Francisco earlier than the summer time of affection, Clane Hayward grew up on hippie communes through the west. Her poignantly humorous, occasionally depression, and consistently riveting memoir recounts her awesome existence up until eventually her 13th birthday. tuition used to be a very satisfied occasion it intended a sizzling lunch and garments that matched! yet Clane's mom warned her that colleges are only zoos run through the govt. From a global of complicated relationships, doubtful principles and incessant surprises, Clane solid a youth, occasionally with, occasionally with no her bong-puffing, Buddha-quoting, macrobiotic mom and her wild-haired, redneck father. The Hypocrisy of Disco is a good, direct, and really unforgettable story, and a tribute to the resilience of stripling.

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Download E-books The Adventures of a Cello: Revised Edition, with a New Epilogue PDF

By Carlos Prieto

In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted a beautiful paintings of art—a cello often called the Piatti. Over the subsequent 3 centuries of its existence, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain, eire, England, Italy, Germany, and the us. In 1978, the Piatti turned the musical soul mate of world-renowned cellist Carlos Prieto, with whom it has given concert events round the world.

In this pleasant publication, Mr. Prieto recounts the adventurous lifetime of his cherished "Cello Prieto," tracing its historical past via each one of its prior proprietors from Stradivari in 1720 to himself. He then describes his noteworthy reports of taking part in the Piatti cello, with which he has premiered a few 80 compositions. during this a part of their mutual tale, Prieto offers a concise precis of his personal notable occupation and his relationships with many illustrious personalities, together with Igor Stravinsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriel García Márquez. a brand new epilogue, within which he describes fresh live performance excursions in Moscow, Siberia, and China and briefer visits to South Korea, Taiwan, and Venezuela, in addition to fresh recitals with Yo-Yo Ma, brings the tale as much as 2009.

To make the tale of his cello entire, Mr. Prieto additionally offers a short historical past of violin making and a succinct overview of cello tune from Stradivari to the current. He highlights the paintings of composers from Latin the US, Spain, and Portugal, for whose song he has lengthy been an recommend and vital performer.

The print variation of this ebook incorporates a CD of fourteen recordings by means of Carlos Prieto, together with works via J. S. Bach, Dmitry Shostakovich, Astor Piazzolla, and Eugenio Toussaint.

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Download E-books Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest PDF

By Brian Dickinson

Former army air rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was once approximately 1,000 ft from the summit of Mount Everest―also often called “the dying zone”―when his Sherpa turned ailing and needed to flip again, leaving Brian with a tough choice: should still he proceed to push for the summit or head backpedal the mountain? After conscientiously weighing the choices, Brian made up our minds to proceed towards the summit―alone. 4 hours later, Brian solo summited the top height on this planet. however the party was once brief lived. After taking a couple of images, Brian radioed his workforce to allow them to recognize he had summited appropriately and commenced his descent. without warning, his imaginative and prescient grew to become blurry, his eyes began to burn, and inside seconds, he used to be rendered nearly thoroughly blind. on their own at 29,035 toes, low on oxygen, and troubled with snow blindness, Brian used to be pressured to inch his long ago down the mountain depending in simple terms on his military survival education, instincts, and religion. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts his amazing event on Mount Everest, demonstrating that irrespective of how dire our situations, there is not any problem too colossal for God.

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Download E-books American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood PDF

By Marie Arana

In her father’s Peruvian relations, Marie Arana used to be taught to be a formal girl, but in her mother’s American kinfolk she realized to shoot a gun, holiday a horse, and snap a chicken’s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled simply among those deeply separate cultures for years. yet basically whilst she immigrated along with her family members to the U.S. did she come to appreciate that she used to be a hybrid American whose cultural id used to be cut up in part. Coming to phrases with this break up is on the center of this swish, superbly learned portrait of a kid who “was a north-south collision, a brand new global fusion. An American Chica.”

Here are tremendously assorted landscapes: Peru—earthquake-prone, charged with ghosts of background and mythology—and the sprawling prairie lands of Wyoming. In those wealthy terrains is living a colourful solid of family who deliver Arana’s historia to life...her proud grandfather who in the future easily stopped coming down the steps; her awesome grandmother, “clicking in the course of the residence as though she have been making her manner onstage.” yet most crucial are Arana’s mom and dad: he a super engineer, she a talented musician. For greater than part a century those passionate, strong-willed humans struggled to beat the bicultural tensions of their marriage and, ultimately, to be triumphant.

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Download E-books Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage PDF

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Successfully sentenced to wed in an effort to reside in the USA along with her Brazilian-born companion (both have been survivors of terrible divorces)‚ Elizabeth Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage via making an attempt with all her may to find via ancient examine‚ interviews‚ and masses own mirrored image what this stubbornly enduring previous establishment really is. In devoted she makes an attempt‚ with wit‚ intelligence and compassion‚ to "turn on all of the lighting" by way of matrimony

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Download E-books Some Girls: My Life in a Harem PDF

By Jillian Lauren

A jaw-dropping tale of the way a lady from the suburbs leads to a prince's harem, and emerges from the key Xanadu either richer and wiser

At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was once an NYU theater university dropout with a tip approximately an upcoming audition. The "casting director" instructed her wealthy businessman in Singapore might pay lovely American ladies $20,000 in the event that they stayed for 2 weeks to boost his events. quickly, Jillian was once on a aircraft to Borneo, the place she could spend the following eighteen months within the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, youngest brother of the Sultan of Brunei, forsaking her gritty East Village condo for a palace with rugs laced with gold and buying and selling her band of artist associates for a coterie of backstabbing beauties.

More than simply a lovely learn set in an unique land, Some Girls can also be the tale of the way a rebellious teenager came across herself-and the braveness to fulfill her beginning mom and at last undertake a toddler boy.

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