The Accidental Memoir

The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story.

Author: Anthony Cropper

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008302047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story.

Are You Somebody

"You don't want the book to end; it glows with compassion and you want more, more because you know this is a fine wine of a life, richer as it ages."—Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes One of nine children born into a penniless North ...

Author: Nuala O'Faolain

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429923064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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"You don't want the book to end; it glows with compassion and you want more, more because you know this is a fine wine of a life, richer as it ages."—Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes One of nine children born into a penniless North Dublin family, Nuala O'Faolain was saved from a harrowing childhood by her love of books and reading. Though she ultimately became one of Ireland's best-known columnists, her professional success did little to ease her loneliness and longing for a deep connection to the world. Are You Somebody? distills her experiences into a wisdom that can only come from an obstinate refusal to shrink from life. This commemorative edition of her landmark memoir celebrates O'Faolain's remarkable life and work with a new foreword from Frank McCourt as well as additional archival materials. Strikingly vivid and starkly emotional, Are You Somebody? is, like O'Faolain herself, a singular example of courage, honesty, and bold living.

The Accidental Anthropologist

He excells at the intensely personal and captivates with this masterful work. THE ACCIDENTAL ANTHROPOLOGIST is a challenging and magnificent memoir; much of it is spellbinding, astute and disquieting.

Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068830598

Category: Anthropologists

Page: 352

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THE ACCIDENTAL ANTHROPOLOGIST is a fascinating, impeccably written memoir, or more accurately, a series of fragments. Compelling and absorbing as well as intense and insightful, Jackson writes a far from classically auto-biographical text. There is nothing predictable about the mode or incidents he has chosen to write about: this is literary memoir at its best and most inventive. Jackson has a fascination with the concept of personal metamorphosis, the idea that a life can be dismantled and reassembled in a different country and set of relation-ships. And throughout the story the author makes a pretty good fist of living the theory. The intimacy of the first chapter 'Intensive Care' engages the reader immediately. Jackson's experiences begin with his earnest portrayal of young adulthood in Wellington where he associates on the fringes with many of the literary figures of the early 60s, Bob Lowry, Fleur Adcock, James K. Baxter, R.A.K. Mason and the artist McCahon. Jackson finds himself homeless in London where he's drawn to help the poor and eventually finds his way to Cambridge where he stumbles upon anthropology. His subsequent ethnographic fieldwork takes him to the Congo, Sierra Leone, and outback Australia. Jackson makes it clear that our lives are barely our own, they belong as much to the people, the landscapes, the influences of thought and ideology that absorb us. He excells at the intensely personal and captivates with this masterful work. THE ACCIDENTAL ANTHROPOLOGIST is a challenging and magnificent memoir; much of it is spellbinding, astute and disquieting.

The Accidental Adventurer

The memoir of Barbara Washburn, wife of mountaineer Bradford Washburn, and the first woman to climb Mt. McKinley

Author: Barbara Washburn

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 0945397917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The memoir of Barbara Washburn, wife of mountaineer Bradford Washburn, and the first woman to climb Mt. McKinley

The Accidental President of Brazil

It is gloriously ungovernable, irrepressibly attractive, and home to the family, friends and extraordinary life of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. This is his story and his love song to his country.

Author: Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781586485962

Category: History

Page: 320

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso received a phone call in the middle of the night asking him to be the new Finance Minister of Brazil. As he put the phone down and stared into the darkness of his hotel room, he feared he'd been handed a political death sentence. The year was 1993, and he would be responsible for an economy that had had seven different currencies in the previous eight years to cope with inflation that had run at 3000 percent a year. Brazil had a habit of chewing up finance ministers with the ferocity of an Amazon piranha. This was just one of the turns in a largely unscripted and sometimes unwanted political career. In exile during the harshest period of the junta that ruled Brazil for twenty years, Cardoso started his political life with a tentative run for the Federal Senate in 1978. Within fifteen years, and despite himself, this former sociologist was running the country. And what a country! Brazil, it is often said, is on the edge of modernity, striding with one foot in mid-air towards the future, the other still rooted deep in a traditional past. It is a land of sophisticated music and brutal gold-digging, of the next global superpower and the last old-time coffee plantations. It is gloriously ungovernable, irrepressibly attractive, and home to the family, friends and extraordinary life of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. This is his story and his love song to his country.

Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles

It wasn't a destination city, it was the end of the line. Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles chronicles the trajectory of Braverman's Left Coast generation with a voice of singular power.

Author: Kate Braverman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063682606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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The author of The Incantation of Frida K. traces her coming-of-age in Los Angeles in the 1950s, anti-war activities during her education at Berkeley, experiences with single motherhood within the east L.A. barrio, struggles with alcohol, and relocation after her marriage to New York's Allegheny Mountains.

An Accidental Memoir

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Author: Wendy Reed

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 9781588382856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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In this collection of deliberately fragmented essays, a talented documentary filmmaker points the lens at herself and explores a succession of personal tragedies. Told from unusual perspectives and in highly figurative language, the essays draw on the Southern Gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and feature dark humor, flawed people, disastrous events, and moments of spiritual grace. Taken together they become a meditation on subjects such as death, work, family responsibilities, and raising a child.

Love Amy

If you like humorous anecdotes, immersions in Eastern culture, and honest stories that aren't afraid to dig deep, then you'll love Amy Young's heartfelt tale. Buy Love, Amy for an inspirational guided tour into the heart of China today!

Author: Amy Young

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546743294

Category:

Page: 252

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She came to China with a lesson plan. What she found was a new sense of purpose. Amy Young traveled to China in the mid 1990s to teach English to educators. But she never expected the profound way they would enrich her soul. With the influence of the enchanting country and its extraordinary everyday people, Amy extended a two-year assignment to nearly two decades far away from home. Starting shortly after her arrival, Amy shared her stories and her unique perspective through a series of letters. Her nine years of correspondence demonstrated a country going through growing pains: from political unrest to the SARS epidemic to budding prosperity. Amy battled language barriers, cultural faux pas, and invasive mice with nothing to lose. She even fought for her life with a potentially deadly illness, unsure if she'd survive to share her tale. Throughout her journey, Amy drew strength from God and came to appreciate the beauty and power of an ordinary life lived well. Love, Amy: An Accidental Memoir Told in Newsletters from China is one woman's deeply moving journey of self-transformation. If you like humorous anecdotes, immersions in Eastern culture, and honest stories that aren't afraid to dig deep, then you'll love Amy Young's heartfelt tale. Buy Love, Amy for an inspirational guided tour into the heart of China today!

The Accidental Life

That dinner is this book.”

Author: Terry McDonell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101946725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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An Amazon Best Book of 2016 A celebration of the writing and editing life, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the most influential magazines in America (and the writers who made them what they are). You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking (or drinks on the bar). His stories about the people and personalities he’s known are both heartbreaking and bitingly funny—playing “acid golf” with Hunter S. Thompson, practicing brinksmanship with David Carr and Steve Jobs, working the European fashion scene with Liz Tilberis, pitching TV pilots with Richard Price. Here, too, is an expert’s practical advice on how to recruit—and keep—high-profile talent; what makes a compelling lede; how to grow online traffic that translates into dollars; and how, in whatever format, on whatever platform, a good editor really works, and what it takes to write well. Taking us from the raucous days of New Journalism to today’s digital landscape, McDonell argues that the need for clear storytelling from trustworthy news sources has never been stronger. Says Jeffrey Eugenides: “Every time I run into Terry, I think how great it would be to have dinner with him. Hear about the writers he's known and edited over the years, what the magazine business was like back then, how it's changed and where it's going, inside info about Edward Abbey, Jim Harrison, Annie Proulx, old New York, and the Swimsuit issue. That dinner is this book.”

The Accidental Activist

The half-sister of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich describes the often painful process of revealing her lesbianism and discusses her conflicting feelings about her brother and his conservative politics

Author: Candace Gingrich

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018378161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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The half-sister of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich describes the often painful process of revealing her lesbianism and discusses her conflicting feelings about her brother and his conservative politics

The Memoir and the Memoirist

The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. Dublin: New Island, 1996. 73. James
Carroll. An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came
Between Us. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. 74. Jill Ciment. Halfa Life: A Memoir
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Author: Thomas Larson

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804011006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. Writers embrace the memoir and readers devour it, propelling many memoirs by relative unknowns to the top of the best-seller list. Writing programs challenge authors to disclose themselves in personal narrative. Memoir and personal narrative urge writers to face the intimacies of the self and ask what is true. In The Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir--a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author's past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoirist touches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing one's deepest self. It explores the craft and purpose of personal narrative by looking in detail at more than a dozen examples by writers such as Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mark Doty, Nuala O'Faolain, Rick Bragg, and Joseph Lelyveld to show what they reveal about themselves. Larson also opens up his own writing and that of his students to demonstrate the hidden mechanics of the writing process. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.

The Accidental Secretary

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Author: Marsha Brandsdorfer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462802111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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After college, Marsha Brandsdorfer hoped to get a job in publishing as an entry level editor, but with limited job experience, and no marketable skills, an attorney hired Marsha to work in his law firm as a file clerk. So began her career for over two decades working in legal field in various positions, mostly as a legal assistant. Marsha has had a variety of experiences with different law firms and companies. She shares her experiences in her book, “The Accidental Secretary."

Turning Memories Into Memoirs

Don't Call Me Mother. Naipaul, VS.. Finding the Center, Two Narratives. Nin,
Anai's, Diaries. Neruda, Pablo. Memoirs. O'Faolain, Nuala. Are You Somebody,
The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. Rodriguez, Richard. Hunger of
Memory.

Author: Denis Ledoux

Publisher: Soleil Press

ISBN: 0974277347

Category: Authorship

Page: 272

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The author, who is a writing coach, presents a step-by-step guide for recording a personal or family history. The book covers jogging one's memory, conducting interviews and research, discerning fact from fiction, choosing a theme, making it meaningful, and editing a finished product. It includes exercises, sample life stories, and tips on grammar and storytelling techniques.

An Accidental Engineer

Within this book is a revealing truth about a kid from the bush who never had a life plan but always enjoyed the journey.

Author: David Jellie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1743057539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

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Within this book is a revealing truth about a kid from the bush who never had a life plan but always enjoyed the journey. Following WW2, Australia was throwing off the shackles of austerity with the expansion of the road network in which Jellie was involved. Afterwards, he worked on projects in Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa and the Middle East.

Goodbye Yeats and O Neill

... compulsion to claim a kind of retrograde Irish identity as a source of value,
Nuala O'Faolain's autobiography, Are You Somebody: The Accidental Memoir of
a Dublin Woman, reveals how tenuous any Irish identity is for the more affluent
Irish.

Author: Edward Alphonsus Hagan

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042029934

Category: Drama

Page: 329

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Goodbye Yeats and O¿Neill is a reading of one or two books recently written by the following major authors: Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, John McGahern, William Trevor, Seamus Deane, Nuala O¿Faolain, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Nick Laird, Gerry Adams, Claire Boylan, Frank McCourt, Tim O¿Brien, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Alice McDermott, Edward J. Delaney, Beth Lordan, William Kennedy, Thomas Kelly, and Mary Gordon. The study argues that farce has been a major mode of recent Irish and Irish-American fiction and memoir¿a primary indicator of the state of both Irish and Irish-American cultures in the early twenty-first century. Edward A. Hagan is Professor of Writing at Western Connecticut State University. He is the author of High Nonsensical Words: A Study of the Works of Standish James O¿Grady (Whitston, 1986). In addition to numerous journal articles, he has edited and introduced three volumes in the University College Dublin Classics of Irish History Series¿To the Leaders of Our Working People by Standish James O¿Grady (2002), Sun and Wind by Standish James O¿Grady (2004), and The Green Republic by W.R. MacDermott (2004).

Accidental Preacher

The lively, inspiring memoir of an eminent Christian preacher and leader In this book one of today’s best-known Christian leaders recounts—with his signature wit and humor—memorable moments from his rich and full preaching life.

Author: Will Willimon

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467457453

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The lively, inspiring memoir of an eminent Christian preacher and leader In this book one of today’s best-known Christian leaders recounts—with his signature wit and humor—memorable moments from his rich and full preaching life. A personal and vocational memoir, Will Willimon’s Accidental Preacher portrays the adventure of a life caught up in the purposes of a God who calls unlikely people to engage in work greater than themselves. Beginning with his childhood in a segregated South and moving through his student years, Willimon gives candid, inspiring, and humorous testimony to his experiences as a seminary professor, rural pastor, globe-trotting preacher, bishop, and popular theologian and writer. Above all, he shows how God has constantly had a call on his life. By turns poignant, hilarious, and thought-provoking—but always irresistibly engaging—Accidental Preacher is sure to join the well-remembered, classic memoir of our time.

Vertigo

The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman “Flavia Alaya's richly textured story
kept me up half the night, riveted by its dauntless passion and fierce insight. For
those of us who are Italian Americans and sometime Catholics, Alaya's tale will ...

Author: Louise DeSalvo

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558617773

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Born to immigrant parents during World War II and coming of age during the 1950s, DeSalvo finds herself rebelling against a script written by parental and societal expectations. In her revealing family memoir, DeSalvo sifts through painful memories to give voice to all that remained unspoken and unresolved in her life: a mother's psychotic depression, a father's rage and violent rigidity, a sister's early depression and eventual suicide, and emerging memories of childhood incest. At times humorous and often brutally candid, DeSalvo also delves through the more recent conflicts posed by marriage, motherhood, and the crisis that started her on the path of her life's work: becoming a writer in order to excavate the meaning of her life and community.In Vertigo, Louise DeSalvo paints a striking picture of the easy freedom of the husband and fatherless world of working-class Hoboken, New Jersey, the neighborhood of her early childhood, where mothers and children had an unaccustomed say in the running of their lives while men were off defending their country, but were jolted back into submission when World War II ended. Hoboken was not a place where girls were encouraged to develop their minds, or their independent spirits, yet it is that tenement-dotted city with its pulse and energy, wonderful Italian pastry, and sidewalk roller-skating contests, and not suburban Ridgefield, where the family moves when Louise is seven, that claims Louises heart.Written with an honesty that is as rare as it is unsettling, Vertigo also speaks to broader truths about the impact of ethnicity, class, and gender in American life. Offering inspiration and a healthy dose of subversion, this personal story of a writers life is also a study of the alchemy between lived experience and creativity, and the life-transforming possibilities of this process.

British and Irish Women Writers and the Women s Movement

New York: Plume, 1986. . Mother Ireland: A Memoir. New York: Plume, 1976. O'
Faolain, Nuala. Almost There: The Onward Journey ofa Dublin Woman. New
York: Riverhead Books, 2003. . Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir ofa
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Author: Jill Franks

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476602684

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This study pairs selected Irish and British women novelists of three periods, relating their voices to the women’s movements in their respective nations. In the first wave, nationalist and militant ideologies competed with the suffrage fight in Ireland. Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September illustrates the melancholy of gender performance and confusion of ethnic identity in the dying Anglo-Irish Ascendancy class. In England, suffrage ideologies clashed with socialism and patriotism. Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway contains a political unconscious that links its characters across class and gender. In the second wave, heterosexual romantic relationships come under scrutiny. Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls trilogy reveals ways in which Irish Catholic ideologies abject femaleness; her characters internalize this abjection to the point of self-destruction. Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook pits the protagonist’s aspirations to write novels against the Communist Party’s prohibitions on bourgeois values. In the third wave, Irish writers express the frustrations of their cultural identity. Nuala O’Faolain’s My Dream of You takes her protagonist back to Ireland to heal her psychic wounds. In England, Thatcherism had created a materialistic culture that eroded many feminists’ socialist values. Fay Weldon’s Big Woman satirizes the demise of second-wave idealism, asking where feminism can go from here.

Rick Steves Ireland

This evocative memoir documents an Irish family's struggles during the Great
Depression. Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman (
Nuala O'Faolain, 1996). A woman steps out of the traditional shoes she was
always ...

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641712804

Category: Travel

Page: 654

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From rustic towns and emerald valleys to lively cities and moss-draped ruins, experience Ireland with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Ireland you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through Ireland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year-old recipes How to connect with local culture: Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogue Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a Guinness Self-guided walking tours of atmospheric neighborhoods and awe-inspiring sights Trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Irish phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Coverage of Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, County Clare, the Burren, Galway, the Aran Islands, Connemara, County Mayo, Belfast, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry, County Donegal, and much more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Ireland. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Ireland.

Memoir

The liberal mind distinguishes the essential from the accidental , the spirit from
the form , rises to general truths and detaches them from particulars , discerns
unchangeable goodness amidst all its transient manifestations , separates
between ...

Author: William Ellery Channing

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10062354

Category:

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