There I Said it

"THERE, I SAID IT is a collection of hilarious, personal, thought-provoking essays by acclaimed writers - screenwriters, novelists, musicians, actors, Saturday Night Live contributors, even a former Obama staffer -- who have a confession to ...

Author: Joshua Shelov


ISBN: OCLC:971618859

Category: Music

Page: 123

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"THERE, I SAID IT is a collection of hilarious, personal, thought-provoking essays by acclaimed writers - screenwriters, novelists, musicians, actors, Saturday Night Live contributors, even a former Obama staffer -- who have a confession to make, about a different musical icon: 'I just don't get it.'"--The editor's website.

No Shit There I Was

The way he said it told me how steep this hill would be. “Just for like a week,” I
said. “Just... stop suggesting things that would make Baron better.” “But that's our
game,” Brie said. There was a desperation in her tone I would come to know way,

Author: Matt Dovey

Publisher: Alliteration Ink

ISBN: 9781939840349

Category: Fiction


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Is there a better phrase to start a story than "No Shit, There I Was..."? If you hear someone start with that phrase, you know it's going to be worth listening carefully. That's how all the craziest - and most interesting - stories start. And then we turned a bunch of speculative fiction authors loose on that phrase.

I Was There 1066

I looked past him for his father, Lord Bane, but he was not there. I guessed he
was with the King, as was my father, talking final tactics before the battle. “Are you
ready for the battle?” I asked. Osric shook his head. “No,” he said. “I don't want to

Author: Jim Eldridge

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781407148830


Page: 112

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I Was There... 1066 tells the thrilling story of a young page boy at the heart of the Battle of Hastings. Edwin risks everything to infiltrate the Norman army and find out William of Normany's plans for King Harold. Brilliantly reimagined, readers will love this vivid first-hand account of the last successful military invasion of England.

I Know You re Out There

Private Longings, Public Humiliations, and Other Tales from the Personals
Michael Beaumier. It got very quiet on the phone, neither ofus saying anything. “
Are you there?” I finally asked. “Is everything okay? "' Estelle took a long, hard

Author: Michael Beaumier

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307496058

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Love lost, found, and kicked around “It might be my imagination, but it seems like most people in the building tend to steer clear of me. I’m the one who gets the weird phone calls, the strange visitors, and disturbing mail.” “My last great love affair didn’t work out—many don’t, but maybe the next one might, and if not, maybe the one after that. There may not be someone for everyone; there may not be a God in heaven, or peace on earth either. But that doesn’t mean you just sit around at home, doing nothing.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

I ll Be Right There

"Let's stop there," I said, pointing at a flower shop. The door sat wide open. All of
the other shops had their security shutters rolled down or their doors only half
open, as if they had given up on doing business. The fistful of soil from my
mother's ...

Author: Kyung-Sook Shin

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590516744

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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How friendship, European literature, and a charismatic professor defy war, oppression, and the absurd Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I’ll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, twenty-something woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life. With profound intellectual and emotional insight, she revisits the death of her beloved mother, the strong bond with her now-dying former college professor, the excitement of her first love, and the friendships forged out of a shared sense of isolation and grief. Yoon’s formative experiences, which highlight both the fragility and force of personal connection in an era of absolute uncertainty, become immediately palpable. Shin makes the foreign and esoteric utterly familiar: her use of European literature as an interpreter of emotion and experience bridges any gaps between East and West. Love, friendship, and solitude are the same everywhere, as this book makes poignantly clear.

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1820 etc

he was in the room five minutes , when he there ; he said there was to be a
cabinet dinner called me to the outside of the door ; Brunt there that evening ;
nothing more passed , and did not go out with us ; he said great events he then
took me ...

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell


ISBN: ONB:+Z173662108



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Cobbett s Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period 1163 to the Present Time 1820

wood said there was no occasion for counting Pike - heads ; and a staff about
four feet long , them , there were five - and - twenty . with a hole in one end of it .
Was there any thing like a table or carWas that hole adapted to receive one of the

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell


ISBN: STANFORD:36105216928874

Category: Trials


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Dallas and the Jack Ruby Trial

I never used any words, as a matter of fact, there were questions at the hearing
with Roy Pryor and a few others, I may have used one word "a little weasel" or
something, but I didn't use it. I don't remem— ber, because Roy said it. If he said I

Author: Diane Holloway

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469786841

Category: Law

Page: 248

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The question of why Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald was the central issue of his trial by Judge Joe B. Brown, Sr. With compelling immediacy and exhaustive detail, the judge's memoir is a vital contribution to the quintessential murder mystery of the 20th century. Here for the first time, we get to know what really went on in Ruby's trial and in his mind. Judge Brown had access to previously unpublished facts involved in the "trial of the century", as it was called. His memoir has been combined with the Warren Commission interrogation of Ruby and with Ruby' polygraph conducted by the F.B.I., accompanied by enlightening psychological commentary. With a selection of previously unpublished photographs, this is a brilliant, illuminating new view of the event that has dominated the consciousness of the American public as no other ever has.

The Year Of The Flood

“None of that language,” I said in a Toby voice, and we all laughed. Before we left
the Wellness Clinic we went into the Vinegar Room, for a last look at it. The big
barrels were still there, though someone had taken an axe to them. There was a ...

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748113378

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace The sun brightens in the east, reddening the blue-grey haze that marks the distant ocean. The vultures roosting on the hydro poles fan out their wings to dry them. the air smells faintly of burning. The waterless flood - a man-made plague - has ended the world. But two young women have survived: Ren, a young dancer trapped where she worked, in an upmarket sex club (the cleanest dirty girls in town); and Toby, who watches and waits from her rooftop garden. Is anyone else out there?

Lock In

“Rich people show their appreciation through favors,” I said. “When everyone you
know has more money than they know what to do with, money stops being a
useful transactional tool. So instead you offer favors. Deals. Quid pro quos.
Things ...

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466849358

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated. But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Life in Each Decade of the 20Th Century

The fruit camp around there said it was a good time to head out some place to
pick oranges. They were starting to pick oranges in November so we were told to
get out and see what we could do, might get a job picking oranges. I didn't know ...

Author: Joan Theleman Sisson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465327086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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As the 20th century approached the 1990s, Dad mentioned that if he could live that long he would have lived in each decade of the century. He often commented on the vast changes hed seen as they developed. He marveled at the first cars he saw about 1913. He experienced the progress of plowing, from teams to steam engine to tractors. He lived thru the Great Depression and two World Wars. He reveled in the development of power tools, from hand saw to chain saws, electric drills and such. He watched the advancement of airplanes, and witnessed the beginning of the space age and computers. This is his story, recorded on audio tapes as family history. It is told in his sometimes-blunt language (R-rated), including difficulties, mistakes, joys and accomplishments.

The House in the Curve

I said, “Couldn't you just have Mom there with you and tell her where you're going
.” Grandma laughed and said, “It doesn't work quite like that. There is a portal
between our worlds, and I would have to go there. I'm afraid your mom might try
to ...

Author: Patricia Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465389008

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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In 1955, Evvie McDougal was 11 years old, and lived in a charming little village in West Virginia. The beautiful tree lined streets and old Victorian homes made it seem like a story book town. But all is not well beneath the surface. Evvies family home is hiding many terrifying secrets, some of which are quite deadly. Evvie has some special inherited gifts that made her the target of a serial killer. Even when she wakes up in a pitch black room with her hands bound and her face covered in blood she is still determined to unmask the killer.

Rafts and Dreams Outside the Whale

I said: he gets us so drunk, Mam, that Hazel can hardly remember. There was a
pause. She said: I want you'to choose a school, Neil. I said: did yer know, Mam?
She said: don't be a silly boy, filling your head with rubbish. I said: yer did know, ...

Author: Robert Holman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408171585

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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"Robert Holman is the quiet man among modern British dramatists. But his new an outstanding work that sings with truth" (Michael Billington, Guardian) Rafts and Dreams: "While digging up the roots of a tree in the garden, Neil, Leo and Hetty uncover a vast underground lake which floods away the world. With Leo at the tiller of his sawn-away living room, the trio begin a voyage of the earth's watery surface. It is a surrealist fantasy at its most thought-provoking, a play whose best bits manage to work like a dream" (Paul Taylor, Independent). Outside the Whale is a fictional account of the writer George Orwell set in the early 30s in which the action moves easily over a period of three years and settings as various as the basement warehouse of the publishers Victor Gollancz, a hen-hut in Essex and the dosshouse in Romford.

A Finn Life by No Means

“Who can that be at this time of night” my Dad said. I went to the door, opened it
but there was nobody there. I went out into the porch and opened the glass door
but there was nobody there. I said “It must have been the wind”. Later that night ...

Author: Rose Finn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449071844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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An insight into what life was like for a young man in Scotland and the North of England during the depression of the 1930s, constantly being laid off and seeking work. The respect held for his parents and family and a glimpse of a by gone time where a wonderful party was based on a glass of lemonade and dance round the church hall.

The Splendid Things We Planned A Family Portrait

At first she didn't believe me about the heroin, but when I told her what Matt had
said (she knew Matt) and reminded her of what Burck and I had seen that day at
the Earl Hotel, she believed it. She advised me to keep him there. I said it ...

Author: Blake Bailey

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393242881

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist 'Autobiography' The renowned biographer’s unforgettable portrait of a family in ruins—his own. Meet the Baileys: Burck, a prosperous lawyer once voted the American Legion’s “Citizen of the Year” in his tiny hometown of Vinita, Oklahoma; his wife Marlies, who longs to recapture her festive life in Greenwich Village as a fetching young German immigrant, fresh off the boat; their addled son Scott, who repeatedly crashes the family Porsche; and Blake, the younger son, trying to find a way through the storm. “You’re gonna be just like me,” a drunken Scott taunts him. “You’re gonna be worse.” Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Blake Bailey has been hailed as “addictively readable” (New York Times) and praised for his ability to capture lives “compellingly and in harrowing detail” (Time). The Splendid Things We Planned is his darkly funny account of growing up in the shadow of an erratic and increasingly dangerous brother, an exhilarating and sometimes harrowing story that culminates in one unforgettable Christmas.

When Everything Get s in the Way

she said. “Really! Will you check into it for me?” I asked. After school that day, I
was scheduled to close, and I knew that Todd would be coming to pick me up to
give me a ride home. As usual Todd was there to take me home. But still although

Author: Mattia M. Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493110582

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

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It began with the heartbreaking unparalleled bond between family and lovers trust. An Emotional, provocative, spiritual and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we long to be loved, how the choices we make from day to day has cause and effect in our everyday lives. This novel is broad in scope and settings. Wise, and dramatically true in its story telling. “When Everything Get’s In The Way” is a completely captivating novel that foretells deeply felt pains of betrayal, lies, deceit and the broken bonds of trust by a loved one and what it means to be human and to love and wanting to be loved. What happens to them and the large and small manners, in which it echoes throughout, the lives of so many other people is proof of the moral complexity of life, which involves lovers wounds, and betrayal. And the honor and sacrifice we make for one another to get to the top.

Here There and Back Again

She said it makes them shine and nourishes them. She told me that she learned
this when she worked for a prince and cleaned his castle. I thought that was cool
that I had a maid who had worked for a prince. I asked her what it was like there.

Author: Wanda Blackgrave

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449038915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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A young woman who marries an Arabian finds herself facing dangers and challenges that she never thought imaginable. She starts her journey traveling to one of the oldest countries in the world. Her new home in Arabia turns out very different than she expected. The way she was raised as an American is all but forgotten when forced to learn the new ways of an ancient culture. She soon discovers that she must learn their language and abide by their religion if she is to survive in their country. After almost fourteen years of living in Arabia she becomes desperate to return to her beloved country to live. She captured her one chance to leave with her three young children and made it back to her hometown. She lived with her three children only for a short while before he came to take them back to Arabia. Her worst nightmare had begun. She unexpectedly met an American man from her hometown who saved her life as she adventured on yet another dangerous journey traveling alone to Arabia in hope of being reunited with her children. This woman's true life experiences along with various research makes this one of the most intriguing books about the real everyday life of the people in ancient Arabia. This is her true story, finally told.

The Return of the First Lady

I said Mike drugged Pap and kidnapped Gram he has her in that warehouse in
Pachuca where that abandoned building burned down last year he said all the
way out there? I said yes grab them bullet proof vests and meet me there I will
wait ...

Author: Mz. K.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479725021

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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The Pittsburgh Diamond NaKira is back this time living in Mexico with her husband AJ, twin sons, daughter and Right hand man Jeezy, she is up to her old tricks and has some new ones up her sleeve. Things have gone well for a little over six years, she became a wonderful wife and mother, then her husband's brother Mikah is released from a thirteen year sentence in jail, Mikah looks just like her husband but with long hair and rougher just how she prefers, she is attracted to him and he definitely wants her, AJ starts to get on her nerves and now she's only worse than you remember and gets herself into so much trouble.

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

I then went down to T. U. to ask him if I must take any money? he said I must not,
and I. went back and told them so. I then went into Miller's smithy, and remained
there till T. U. came up. T. U. went into the smithy, and I followed him.

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons


ISBN: OXFORD:555094220



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The Parliamentary Debates

-Yes . the note , and I said , no , I should keep it . Did you produce another feece
of your Then he says to Adams , “ Send for the constasheep ! -- No , I produced a
mark off another ble of the parish . " " After a good long while I sheep , by their ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament


ISBN: MINN:31951D01083803I

Category: Great Britain


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