Download E-books Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy PDF

“Have mercy on me, Lord, i'm Cuban.” In 1962, Carlos ireland was once one among 14,000 young children airlifted out of Havana—exiled from his kin, his nation, and his personal adolescence by way of Fidel Castro’s revolution. Winner of the nationwide publication Award, this beautiful memoir is a colourful and evocative examine Latin the United States from a child’s unforgettable experience.

Waiting for Snow in Havana is either an exorcism and an ode to a paradise misplaced. For the Cuba of Carlos’s youth—with its lizards and turquoise seas and sun-drenched siestas—becomes an island of condemnation as soon as a cigar-smoking guerrilla named Fidel Castro ousts President Batista on January 1, 1959. abruptly the song within the streets feels like gunfire. Christmas is made unlawful, political dissent results in imprisonment, and too a lot of Carlos’s buddies are leaving Cuba for a spot as distant and unthinkable because the usa. Carlos will turn out there, too, and satisfy his mother’s goals through turning into a contemporary American man—even if his soul continues to be within the nation he left behind.

Narrated with the urgency of a confession, Waiting for Snow in Havana is a eulogy for a local land and a loving testomony to the collective spirit of Cubans in all places.

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Download E-books Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir PDF

By Kambri Crews

In this strong, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter seems to be again on her unconventional adolescence with deaf mom and dad in rural Texas whereas attempting to reconcile it to her current life—one during which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
As a baby, Kambri Crews wanted that she’d been born deaf in order that she, too, may well absolutely belong to the tight-knit Deaf group that embraced her mom and dad. Her attractive mom was once a saint who may rapidly right anyone’s concept that deaf equaled dumb. Her good-looking father, however, was once prone to be came upon putting out with the sinners. robust, gregarious, and hardworking, he controlled to show a wild plot of land right into a relatives abode whole with working water and electrical energy. To Kambri, he was once Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis Presley all rolled into one.
But if Kambri’s dad was once Superman, then the listening to global was once his kryptonite. The isolation that observed his deafness unlocked a fierce temper—a rage teenage Kambri witnessed while he attacked her mom, and that culminated fourteen years later in his conviction for one more violent crime. 
With a sensible mixture of brutal honesty and blunt humor, Kambri Crews explores her complex bond together with her father—which starts off with adoration, strikes to worry, and eventually arrives at understanding—as she attempts to forge a brand new connection among them whereas he lives at the back of bars. Burn Down the Ground is a superb portrait of dwelling in worlds—one listening to, the opposite deaf; one below the laid-back Texas sunlight, the opposite in the vigorous pulse of recent York urban; one mired in violence, the opposite rife with possibility—and heralds the coming of a charming new voice.

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Download E-books The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood PDF

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

An extraordinary father-son story from the nationwide e-book Award–winning writer of Between the international and Me about the truth that exams us, the myths that maintain us, and the affection that saves us.

Paul Coates used to be an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in unfastened love, an autodidact who introduced a publishing corporation in his basement devoted to telling the real background of African civilization. so much of all, he was once a wily tactician whose venture used to be to hold his sons around the shoals of inner-city adolescence—and in the course of the collapsing civilization of Baltimore within the Age of Crack—and into the secure fingers of Howard college, the place he labored so his little ones may possibly attend at no cost.

Among his brood of 7, his major demanding situations have been Ta-Nehisi, spacey and delicate and nearly comically miscalibrated for his surroundings, and massive invoice, charismatic and all-too-ready for the demanding situations of the streets. The attractive fight follows their divergent paths via this turbulent interval, and their father’s steadfast efforts—assisted by means of moms, lecturers, and a physique of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the earlier to satisfy the wishes of a stricken present—to hold them complete in an international that appeared bent on their destruction.

With a awesome skill to reimagine either the misplaced global of his father’s iteration and the terrors and wonders of his personal early life, Coates deals readers a small and lovely epic approximately boys attempting to turn into males in black the USA and beyond.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions PDF

By Rick Moody

In his early 20s, a life of extra left Rick Moody by surprise stranded in a melancholy so profound that he feared for his lifestyles. A remain in a psychiatric health center was once simply step one out of psychological sickness. during this astonishingly creative ebook, Moody tells the tale of his cave in and restoration in an encouraged trip via what it ability to be younger and burdened, older and harassed, in charge, misplaced, and healed. Woven via his personal tale, Moody additionally lines his familys paternal line, searching for clues to his personal melancholyin specific to 1 ancestor, Reverend Joseph Moody, approximately whom Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote an archetypal tale of disgrace known as The Ministers Black Veil. In an excellent reveal that's at the very least a literary journey de strength, Moody ties previous and current, kin legend, and severe scholarship right into a booklet that would draw comparisons not only to contemporary memoirs by way of Dave Eggers and Martin Amis yet to forebears like Nabokovs communicate, reminiscence.

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Download E-books The War I Always Wanted: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of War PDF

By Brandon Friedman

Growing up within the shadows of the large B-52 Stratofortresses that thundered clear of the close by Barksdale Air strength Base, Brandon Friedman dreamed of changing into a warrior and protecting his kingdom. yet desires of heroism and the realities of struggle can glance very various, and whilst Brandon joined the military as a moment lieutenant in peacetime, he had no method of realizing how his global was once approximately to change.

this can be Brandon Friedmans tale of coming of age in an international awakening to the horrors made undeniable on 11th of September. With the U. S. military getting into full-fledged strive against operations part an international away opposed to Al Qaeda and their Taliban hosts, Brandon stumbled on himself dealing with an elusive enemy on unexpected flooring. He tells how, as an infantry platoon chief within the elite a hundred and first Airborne department, the famed "Screaming Eagles," he and his unit struggled to discover their footing within the excessive valleys of the Hindu Kush whereas scuffling with radical Islam in operation Anaconda.

a short respite at their domestic base in Kentucky, and Friedman and the Screaming Eagles have been off to warfare back, this time in Iraq. during this gripping memoir of a tender soldier studying the toughest classes of wrestle, we see the terrors and disillusion of conflict because the insurgency in Iraq spirals uncontrolled. And we see the real valor of personality rising lower than fire.

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Download E-books La batalla de las cerezas: Mi historia de amor con Hannah Arendt PDF

By Günther Anders

Günther Anders y Hannah Arendt, su primera esposa, se casaron en 1929 y se divorciaron en 1937. Tras el fallecimiento de Arendt, en 1975, Anders recuperó las notas que había tomado durante las discusiones filosóficas que los angeles pareja mantuvo durante los primeros años de su matrimonio. Recordando los tiempos felices que ambos pasaron en Berlín y consciente de que Arendt fue el gran amor de su vida, empezó a reconstruir los diálogos que mantuvieron en ese período.

Si para Arendt ese matrimonio no fue más que una forma de escapar del que fuera su gran amor de juventud,  Martin Heiddeger, para Anders, en cambio, ella fue el primer y verdadero amor de su vida. Por ello, enla Navidadde 1975, tras el fallecimiento de Arendt, recuperó los apuntes de los años berlineses vividos con ella; y no fue hasta 1985 que este texto adopto su forma definitiva por vez primera en lengua castellana.
El diálogo que se estableció entre ambos es el que marcará, con distinto éxito, los angeles trayectoria de estos dos grandes filósofos. El escenario es un balconcito de l. a. minúscula habitación en los angeles que habitan. Günther y Hannah están sentados uno frente al otro. En el centro, un enorme cesto de cerezas.
La batalla puede comenzar.

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Download E-books My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship PDF

By Alana Stewart

For thirty years, Farrah Fawcett and Alana Stewart have been pals, and in that point they would been via all of it. yet within the fall of 2006, a attempt in their friendship arose in contrast to the other they might confronted: Farrah's melanoma analysis.

jointly, Farrah and Alana have been relentless of their pursuit of a healing, and in those intimate and private diaries, Alana stocks her recommendations at the trip she and Farrah embarked upon as they battled this ailment to the top. From the significance of selflessness to the indisputable worth of religion, Alana's diary entries display how, even within the face of this debilitating sickness, Farrah endured to educate every person round her in regards to the braveness and gear of friendship.

With candid tales approximately getting older, marriage, motherhood, and faith—all subject matters Alana and Farrah laughed and cried approximately over the years—My trip with Farrah offers a relocating tribute to Hollywood's golden lady and an inspiring get together of Farrah's existence.

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Download E-books Day: A Novel PDF

By Elie Wiesel

"Not on account that Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The big apple occasions publication Review

The booklet of Day restores Elie Wiesel's unique name to the radical before everything released in English as The Accident and obviously establishes it because the strong end to the author's vintage trilogy of Holocaust literature, along with his memoir Night and novel Dawn. "In Night it is the ‘I' who speaks," writes Wiesel. "In the opposite , it's the ‘I' who listens and questions."

In its beginning paragraphs, a profitable journalist and Holocaust survivor steps off a brand new York urban diminish and into the trail of an oncoming taxi. for that reason, such a lot of Wiesel's masterful portrayal of 1 man's exploration of the historic tragedy that passed off him, his family members, and his humans transpires within the options, daydreams, and stories of the novel's narrator. Torn among opting for lifestyles or loss of life, Day time and again returns to the guiding questions that tell Wiesel's trilogy: the which means and price of surviving the annihilation of a race, the results of the Holocaust upon the fashionable personality of the Jewish humans, and the lack of one's spiritual religion within the face of mass homicide and human extermination.

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Download E-books Attempting Normal PDF

By Marc Maron


Marc Maron is “a grasp of spinning humor out of affliction” (Bookforum), even if that affliction is beautiful in actual fact self-inflicted. In Attempting general, he threads jointly twenty-five tales from his existence and near-death, from his first comedy highway journeys (with a fugitive junkie comedian with a lacking enamel) to his love affair with feral animals (his cat rescues are bloody epics) to his unusually relocating stories of lust, heartbreak, and hope.  The tales are united through Maron’s exciting storytelling style—intensely shrewdpermanent, disarmingly sincere, and explosively humorous. jointly, they upload as much as a hilarious and relocating story of failing, flailing, and discovering a way.

Praise for Attempting Normal
“I laughed so demanding examining this book.”—David Sedaris
“Funny . . . strangely deep . . . laced with revelatory insights.”—Los Angeles Times
“Superb . . . A cause that [it] is an excellent instance of an overcrowded genre—the comic memoir—is Mr. Maron’s hardheaded method of his historical past, the knowledge of experience.”The big apple Times
“Marc Maron is a legend simply because he's either an excellent comedian and a super brain. Attempting Normal is a deep, hilarious megashot of feeling and fact as basically this guy can administer.”—Sam Lipsyte
Praise for Marc Maron and WTF
“The stuff of comedy legend.”Rolling Stone 
“Marc Maron is a startlingly sincere, compelling, and hilarious comedian-poet. actually one of many maximum of all time.”—Louis C.K.
“I’ve recognized Marc for years and that i can let you know first hand that he’s passionate, fearless, sincere, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny.”—David Cross
“Revered between his friends . . . uncooked and unflinchingly honest.”Entertainment Weekly

“Devastatingly funny.”Los Angeles Times
“For a comedy nerd, this express is nirvana.”—Judd Apatow

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