A Piece Of Cake

Author: Cupcake Brown
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307345479
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The heart-wrenching, uplifting tale about a woman named Cupcake “[Cupcake] Brown’s confessional . . . memoir is one you can’t easily put down. Her life is nothing short of a miracle.”—Chicago Sun-Times There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting. . . Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. A Piece of Cake is unlike any memoir you’ll ever read. Moving in its frankness, this is the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you’ll ever take. Praise for A Piece of Cake “[Brown] reflects now with insight and honesty on her experiences. . . . An engaging account . . . of a remarkable life filled with pain and wisdom, hope and redemption.”—San Fracisco Chronicle “Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.”—Washington Post

A Piece Of Cake

Author: Walter Frey
Publisher: Vantage Press
ISBN: 9780533135691
Size: 62.72 MB
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Life Is A Piece Of Cake

Author: Don Wright
Publisher: WingSpan Press
ISBN: 1595942939
Size: 34.49 MB
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Wright chronicles his journey from South Buffalo, N.Y., at the depth of the Depression to the stratosphere at the height of the Cold War as the pilot of a U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. His engaging memoir is presented against the backdrop of history.

Fracture A Memoir

Author: Arlen Rundvall
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426983764
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Experience bipolar and addiction from the inside out. Arlen rescues a trapped person on the riverbank. Arlen struggles to make the call to his family for help. We see the origin of his drug problem with unresolved mourning and guilt over the death of his father and brother. We watch his escapades and adventures with the various drugs and parties in Banff and Vancouver. He rock climbs, mountain bikes, waiters, and skis under the influence. We follow Arlen through his geographical escapes and slip with him into drug-induced insanity. Arlen does make the call for help and is picked up by his brother and taken to Detox. Arlen fights with sanity and falls into a suicide attempt and we trace his steps into the psyche center. He climbs back into sanity and faces the Detox and Rehab program. Arlen finds new life in religion and works at a camp and goes to college. He works the northern mission field and cracks up. We follow him back in time to the Garden of Eden and beyond sanity. He is once again hospitalized and strikes his manic-depressive cycle and stride. He wrestles with the illness and doctors and medication. The psyche ward is the backdrop for his theatre. Arlen fights with the illness to bring it to a balance. His manias become too dangerous with a back flip in the river. He gives up his highs and lessens his depression. He heads to Cuba to counter the winter effect that induces his mania. Arlen goes high and frolics with the locals and tourists. He loses his mind and talks to his dad in the mirror and discovers his healing forgiveness. Arlen visits locals in their home and leaps from psychosis toward sanity and peace.

Memoirs Of A Papillon

Author: Dennis Fried
Publisher: Eiffel Press
ISBN: 9780967933504
Size: 44.15 MB
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In this hilarious expose, Genevieve, a two-year-old papillon, takes you into the inner sanctum of dogdom, revealing canine secrets never before shared with humans.Genevieve sinks her teeth into such topics as: driving tips for dogs, the tragedy of doorbells in TV commercials, measuring the intelligence of humans, finding a reason for cats, how prehistoric dogs saved the caveman's bacon, converting your house into an agility course, and productive kitchen behavior. Important - read this book before your dog does Dennis Fried has enjoyed careers in college teaching, marketing, advertising, nightclub ownership, software development, and stand-up comedy. He holds advanced degrees in physics and philosophy, both of which he considers essential to successful dog ownership. He lives in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife, Katrina, and his trainer, Genevieve.

Memoirs Of A Wartime Romance

Author: Jane Siegel Whitmore
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466911999
Size: 68.21 MB
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Co-Author: Andrea Siegel Feinberg Mister Bops and Miss Boo is a true love story. It unfolds through the letters, journal entries, and dictated memoirs of a doctor and a nurse during World War II, as they struggle for their love in the face of family resistance, separation, religious prejudice, and their army service. Through their words, you will experience their passion, patriotism, and a unique perspective of army life. It is an emotional page-turner with a dramatic historical ending.

Piece Of Cake

Author: Bernadette Mayer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781581771879
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Bernadette Mayer and Lewis Warsh wrote Piece of Cake as a work of collaborative prose poetry, based on a process of each writing on alternate days in the course of August of 1976 - the bicentennial year of America's Declaration of Independence. It recounts the quotidian details of daily activities, negotiating the exigencies of young, married-with-children life, the artistic path and citizenship. It has the classic "I did this, I did that" of a New York School of Poetry text, as characterized by the poetry of Frank O'Hara, and is somewhat reminiscent of Mayer's work Memory, written not long before taking up Piece of Cake, and a forerunner to Midwinter Day, also written in Lenox, Massachusetts. Another distinguishing feature of this work is that it is arguably the first significant male-female collaboration in 20th-century American poetry. Regarding the possible derivation of the work's title, and exemplary of the work's tenor, is the start of Warsh's entry of August 29: "I also recall getting up and eating a piece of left-over cake (a very sweet store-bought cake with green or possibly pinkish icing) and drinking a glass of milk at the kitchen window. Empty streets, no moon. Michael and Twinkie asleep on the floor of Bernadette's room, Guy and Karen in mine, Bill on the couch in the living room. Marie in her crib. Everyone 'dead to the world,' a phrase I dislike, what a full house."

High School Memoirs A Journey In Surrealism

Author: Sean C. Cusack
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100703
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Synopsis High School Memoirs: A Journey in Surrealism is a tear-jerking, hilarious ride for a less-than-ordinary High School student who battles bullies and librarians to become King of the Classroom. Set in a small Catholic High School on the north side of Chicago, author Sean Cusack takes us on a surrealistic journey through four fun-filled years of triumph and tragedy in this unique epic. The journey begins with Sean Cusack entering St. Bernadin High School in August of 1995 as a very young and innocent Freshman student. He focuses on several life changing experiences in his infant days of High School that change him forever. Innocence Lost traces the steps Sean Cusack took that ultimately lead him on a path toward frequent battles with students and the school faculty and Administration. As a Sophomore, The Ride most certainly takes us on a ride through fights, vandalism, and verbal debacles that continued to steer the vengeful ship that Sean Cusack had been building since a Freshman. He now had become the ships Captain as it set sail. The Ride takes us through many strange and mysterious encounters that add more of a surrealist element to this budding melodrama and comedic satire. Sean Cusacks roses bud Junior Year in Forever Remembered, when he becomes a charismatic hero and leader of a rebellious group of students that pillage and plunder the school and faculty in wild and zany antics. Forever Remembered embodies the humorous and more imaginative side of Sean Cusack as the journey through High School becomes more surreal. Senior Year wraps up the trials and tribulations that Sean Cusack had endured thus far in his High School experience culminating into one person after years of battling the Defunct Administration. He is molded by evil as the rebellious youth becomes totally hellbent on crippling the school. In the end, he loses friends, respect from teachers, but most of all, he loses faith in his cause, yet ends his High School experience with a fantastical and triumphant bow. Sean Cusack proves that not all High School stories are the same in this turbulent and chaotic autobiography. High School Memoirs: A Journey in Surrealism chronicles a strange and unique history that is truly a step above the rest.