Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life [EPUB]

Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life [EPUB]
Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781784740214 | 2.09MB

Anne Brontė is the forgotten Brontė sister, overshadowed by her older siblings -- virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Brontė, the other Brontė.

Or that's what Samantha Ellis, a life-long Emily and Wuthering Heights devotee, had always thought. Until, that is, she started questioning that devotion and, in looking more closely at Emily and Charlotte, found herself confronted by Anne instead.

Take Courage is Samantha's personal, poignant and surprising journey into the life and work of a woman sidelined by history. A brave, strongly feminist writer well ahead of her time -- and her more celebrated siblings -- and who has much to teach us today about how to find our way in the world.

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America [EPUB]

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America [EPUB]
Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (ABC) edited by Larry Smith
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781368008389 | 14.63MB

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith's successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC and 20th Century Fox Television's hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat.

The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, from every-day people as well as world-famous celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, Mario Batali, George Takei, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Billy Collins, Junot D az, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This book will have you thinking in sixes and challenging others to share six words about their lives.

Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir [EPUB]

Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir [EPUB]
Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir by Charlie Daniels
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780718074968 | 4.6MB

The Incredible Story of a Country Music Legend

Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.

Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie’s world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more.

Charlie was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, shortly before his 80th birthday. He now shares the inside stories, reflections, and rare personal photographs from his earliest days in the 1940s to his self-taught guitar and fiddle playing high school days of the fifties through his rise to music stardom in the seventies, eighties and beyond.

Charlie Daniels presents a life lesson for all of us regardless of profession:

“Walk on stage with a positive attitude. Your troubles are your own and are not included in the ticket price. Some nights you have more to give than others, but put it all out there every show. You're concerned with the people who showed up, not the ones who didn't. So give them a show and…Never look at the empty seats!”

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