Girl Walks Out Of A Bar

Author: Lisa F. Smith
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1590793129
Size: 63.38 MB
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Lisa Smith was a bright, young lawyer at a prestigious firm in NYC in the early nineties when alcoholism started to take over her life. What was once a way of escaping her insecurity and negativity became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is Smith's darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story of her formative years, the decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. Smith describes how her spiraling circumstances conspired with her predisposition to depression and self-medication, nurturing an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.

Girl Walks Into A Bar

Author: Strawberry Saroyan
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Size: 27.85 MB
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A memoir of the sometimes difficult road from girlhood to womanhood describes the author's coming of age amid the skyscrapers of New York and the haven of a low-rent L.A. bar, capturing the complex life of the twenty-first century.

Girl Walks Into A Bar

Author: Rachel Dratch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101579900
Size: 40.36 MB
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In this side-splitting memoir, the former Saturday Night Live star recounts the hilarious adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mother when she least expected it-at the age of forty-four. Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish-and dating. After all, what did a forty- something single woman living in New York have to lose? Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John. Handsome and funny, after only six months of dating long-distance, he became the inadvertent father of her wholly unplanned, undreamed-of child, and moved to New York to be a dad. With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word. Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar... is a refreshing version of the "happily ever after" story that proves female comics-like bestsellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler-are truly having their moment.

All About The Girl

Author: Anita Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135938792
Size: 28.97 MB
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This groundbreaking collection offers a complicated portrait of girls in the 21st Century. These are the riot grrls and the Spice Girls, the good girls and the bad girls who are creating their own "girl" culture and giving a whole new meaning to "grrl" power. Featuring provocative essays from leaders in the field like Michelle Fine, Angela McRobbie, Valerie Walkerdine, Nancy Lesko, Niobe Way and Deborah Tolman, this work brings to life the ever-changing identities of today's young women. The contributors cover all aspects of girlhood from around the world and strike upon such key areas as schooling, sexuality, popular culture and identity. This is new scholarship at its best.

One Hell Of A Life An Anglo Indian Wallah S Memoir From The Last Decades Of The Raj

Author: Stan Blackford
ISBN: 1456621289
Size: 16.27 MB
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This is the heart-warming story of a backward boy coming from a dysfunctional family and a broken home. Unable to talk at age four, he was sent to a boarding school to learn to speak. Branded a moron and dragged through ten schools in seven years, he suddenly "finds his feet" and becomes dux of one of India's most prestigious colleges. Later he becomes an officer in one of the Indian Army's most famous regiments and Adjutant of its premier battalion. Laugh at his misfortunes and exult in his successes. At age four he barely escapes a kidnap attempt, he travels to boarding school on the world's most famous railway, Darjeeling's toy train, which was once chased by a wild elephant. Accompany the author as he goes to catch a monkey and shoot a panther, and as his Brigade confronts the Russians over possession of the Iranian oilfields; and he reads fairy tales to a blood-thirsty Pathan warrior who asks if the stories are true! Feel the desperation of millions as murder and mayhem stalk the Indian sub-continent. See the refugee trains, ushered in by the granting of independence to India in 1947 when inter-communal violence spawned ten million refugees overnight and one million hapless men, women and children were slaughtered.


Author: Janice Erlbaum
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 1588365263
Size: 42.80 MB
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Just two hours ago, I had been heating up some lentil soup at my mom’s in Brooklyn, thinking I’d eat it and maybe read some Edith Wharton before bed. Now here I was at a runaway shelter, staring at a nun’s mustache and wondering where I was going to spend the rest of my adolescence. At fifteen, sick of her mom’s spineless reactions to abusive men–and afraid of her stepfather’s unpredictable behavior–Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family’s apartment and never returned. What followed that fateful decision is the heart of this amazing, fascinating, and disturbing memoir. From her first frightening night at a shelter, trying to sleep in a large room filled with yelling girls, Janice knew she was in over her head. She was beaten up, shaken down, and nearly stabbed by a pregnant girl. But it was still better than living at home. Just like that, she was halfway homeless, always one step away from being sent “upstate to Lockdown.” As Janice slipped further into street life, she nevertheless continued to attend high school, harbor crushes, even play the lead in the spring production of Guys and Dolls. She also roamed the streets, clubs, bars, and parks of New York City with her two best girlfriends, on the prowl for hard drugs and boys on skateboards. Together they scored coke at Danceteria, smoked angel dust in East Village squats, commiserated over their crazy mothers, and slept with one another’s boyfriends on a regular basis. Janice Erlbaum paints a wry, mesmerizing portrait of being underprivileged, underage, and underdressed in the 1980s, bouncing from shelters to group homes, from tenement squats to legendary nightclubs. A moving and tremendously entertaining ride through the seediest parts of New York City, Girlbomb provides an unflinching look at street life, survival sex, female friendships, and first loves. From the Hardcover edition.

Circle Of Roses A Southern Lady S Memoirs

Author: Randall Estes
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491860154
Size: 27.29 MB
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Circle of Roses is a book about the lives of Rodney and Pam. Their lives seemed perfect until a war separated them for 40 years. It is a love story with amazing sub-plots and elements that appeal to different issues and genres. You'll feel the action Rodney experienced in Vietnam. You'll experience the social issues in their relationships, their sexuality and family values. Read how two lovers were destined to be together, even though war separated them and dealt each with their personal ups and downs. This is a story of humanity, emotions and a never ending love.

Memoirs Of A Highland Park Player

Author: Ronnie Rivers
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496937597
Size: 40.71 MB
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Born as Ronnie Eugene Rivers on March 15, 1957, third son of six siblings that include two older brothers and three younger sisters. I was raised by my mother, Thelma Rivers, and my grandmother Nettie Harris. I graduated from Highland Park High School where I excelled at football, basketball, baseball, track, and swimming. I won the all-city diving championship in my senior year 1975. I attended Highland Park Community College where I majored in business and I minored in dance. I also took over my dance instructor’s class when she left. I became a teacher as well as a student at the college. I then attended the Detroit Business Institute, and I also graduated from Austin’s Modeling School and Agency. I became a professional model and modeling instructor and started my own modeling troupe. I started teaching modern dance and aerobics and became a personal trainer and masseuse. I became a proud father of three beautiful children to whom I devoted my life for their happiness and security.

Memoirs Of A Drunk Tails From The Bar

Author: Mark Waters
ISBN: 0557209463
Size: 13.90 MB
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Memoirs of a Drunk is the comical story of a guy who goes out to the bars and clubs in search of a story. It's funny to learn some of the strange things that can happen when you Just go out for a drink. It's also amazing the amount of stress one can endure when encountering some pretty strange women in some pretty inhospitable situations. It just proves that if you go in search of a story, you are bound to find one.

Wartime Memoirs Of Drunken Debauchery

Author: Doctor Brdman
ISBN: 1387125672
Size: 17.67 MB
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The online literary magazine presents Wartime Memoirs of Drunken Debauchery, Dr. Brdman's first collection of memoirs. Brdman's raw confessional writing style, loaded with sarcasm and wit, fluctuates between poetic verse and narrative prose, while alternating tone and form in order to promulgate his constant state of cognitive dissidence. Unapologetically, Matthew Joseph pontificates his lifelong struggles with faith, love, sexual promiscuity, childhood abandonment, gynecomastia, death, and perpetual alcohol abuse, which hindered his development as a leader of Marines and as a man. Developing severe hypogonadism and losing the ability to produce testosterone and sperm coerced Matthew Joseph to reevaluate his life of mass destruction. Not every chapter will make you laugh; not every chapter will make you cry. In the end, Wartime Memoirs of Drunken Debauchery (WMDs) leaves readers in shock and awe.