Facing The Music And Living To Talk About It

Author: Nick Carter
Publisher: Bird Street Books
ISBN: 1939457041
Size: 45.66 MB
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This book is Nick Carter’s autobiography and self-help hybrid in which he chronicles his struggles with a dysfunctional family and the unimaginable rigors of becoming an internationally successful pop-star at the age of 12. From his battle with addiction to serious health complications and the pain of his younger sister’s tragic death, Nick leaves nothing to the imagination and offers true and heartfelt advice to help readers overcome obstacles in their own lives.

Facing The Music

Author: Eamon Grennan
Publisher: CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN:
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In Facing the Music, poet and critic Eamon Grennan gives comprehensive and imaginative life to the modern Irish poetic tradition. With Yeats as his starting point, these essays constitute a suite of intimate engagements with the matter and manner of the poetic intelligence as it declares itself in poets as diverse as Kavanagh, Muldoon, Kinsella, and McGuckian, and as it is found in the work of James Joyce and John McGahern. What most distinguishes this luminous collection is its author's tolerant breadth of response, his ability to sympathize equally with poets whose creative aims and means are very different from one another, but who between them compose much of the map of modern and contemporary Irish poetry. Such sympathetic readings give the reader a powerful sense of how Irish poetry in this century has kept pace with the often intractable public and private life of the island, north and south. Facing the Music reveals the workings of the intuitive spirit of poetry in the moral life of twentieth-century Ireland.

Facing The Music

Author: Margaret Willey
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780440226802
Size: 38.53 MB
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Through her love of music and membership in her brother's band, sixteen-year-old Lisa learns to deal with her feelings of abandonment following her mother's death.

Cherokee Stories Of The Turtle Island Liars Club

Author: Christopher B. Teuton
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837490
Size: 34.66 MB
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Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of forty interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch. Collaborating with Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years. Not simply a compilation, Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club explores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language, gagoga (gah-goh-ga), literally translated as "he or she is lying." The book reveals how the members of the Liars' Club understand the power and purposes of oral traditional stories and how these stories articulate Cherokee tradition, or "teachings," which the storytellers claim are fundamental to a construction of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.

A Passion For Living

Author: Alexander Stobbs
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848945647
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Our lives are precious. Never more so than for 19-year-old Alexander Stobbs who has been a cystic fibrosis sufferer from birth. For him, each day could be his last. But as he says in the BAFTA-nominated documentary - A Boy Called Alex - 'you can't do stuff if you're afraid'.A truly inspiring story of a young musician determined to live his dreams, Alex takes us on his journey to survive a daily round of drugs and treatments as he also prepares for his yearning ambition to conduct Bach's three-hour-long St Matthew Passion. Everything we take for granted is a struggle for Alex - eating, sleeping, even breathing. His determination to live life to the full, constantly striving for perfection in his musical performance, is set against the exhausting every day rigours of medication and treatment simply to keep him alive. Yet he has already achieved some extraordinary goals. An Eton scholar, he has now won a further music scholarship to King's College, Cambridge. Introduced here by his mother Suzanne, Alex's account of living with no certainty about his future is a spur to all of us to make every day count.

Country Music Broke My Brain

Author: Gerry House
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1939529913
Size: 18.43 MB
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The Nashville radio host’s “highly entertaining” memoir of getting personal with the biggest names in country music—“one of the genre’s funniest apostles”(Paste). Nashville is filled with stars, lovers, writers, and dreamers. It’s also teeming with lunatics, grifters, and moochers. And Gerry House knows them all. Host of the nationally syndicated, top-rated morning show, “Gerry House & the House Foundation” for twenty-five years, he has won virtually every broadcasting award there is including a place in the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Gerry also spent that time deep inside the songwriting and recording world of Nashville. In Country Music Broke My Brain, Gerry tells his stories from the other side of the microphone. He reveals never-aired, never-before-published conversations with country music’s biggest names—Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, and Reba McEntire to name a few—and shares with you with his own crazy antics that will either have you laughing or shaking your head in disbelief. With exclusive celebrity stories, humorous anecdotes, and broadcasting wisdom, this book is a treat for country music fans or for anyone who wants a good laugh.

Living Fearlessly

Author: Sheila Walsh
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310209768
Size: 40.14 MB
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Living a fear-free life is the goal of this new book by the author, singer, and 700 Club cohost.

Walking By Faith Living With Love Faith Has Kept Me Strong

Author: Jennifer Kendall
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1681390892
Size: 68.16 MB
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"I want to be buried." A simple, yet out of the blue, statement uttered one day by my husband as we drove across the state. What makes this statement so shocking? My husband has brain cancer - a rare form with a normal survival rate of five years. How would you react? What would you do when your spouse goes from a simple doctor's visit to your world being turned upside-down? Would you hide, become angry, or seek guidance and support? If you have children, what about them? Join me on a journey as we look into a life that has seen joy, fear, heartache, even pain, all without ever losing hold of one thing - God. Come and see just how amazing life can be, even at what would seem to be the worst of times, when holding fast to your faith in God and Christ. What can you lose by reading this book? More importantly, what may you lose if you don't?

Listening In

Author: Susan Jeanne Douglas
Publisher: Crown Publishers
ISBN:
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A cultural history of American radio and its influence on American life, institutions, and mores discusses the different trends in programming throughout the decades

More Small Houses

Author: Kevin Ireton
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561582786
Size: 12.41 MB
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Fine Homebuilding's popular Great Houses collection brings to life the delight and warmth of small houses. Highlighting charming homes under 2000 square feet, this collection features some of today's best compact house architecture.