Based on a True Story Book

Based on a True Story


  • Author : Elizabeth Renzetti
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2014-06-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770893146

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Based on a True Story Book Description :

A delectable satirical novel about celebrity culture, journalism, truth, lies, consequences — about the fictions we tell ourselves and the fictions we tell others. Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous in England for playing a slatternly barmaid on a nighttime soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, she has no job, no relationship with her long-lost son, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers — but she has had an improbable hit with her memoir (which is based on a true story, but only very loosely). But when Frances Bleeker — an insecure and not very successful American tabloid journalist — tells Augusta that a man she once loved has written a book, Augusta becomes terrified that her life story will be revealed as the web of lies it really is. She sets out on a trans-Atlantic journey from London to California to seek revenge on her former lover — a journey that will require the reluctant help of Frances.

Based on a True Story Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Based on a True Story


  • Author : Delphine de Vigan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632868862

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Based on a True Story Book Description :

The international sensation that sold half a million copies in France and the subject of a new film by Roman Polanski: a chilling story about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic. Winner of Le Prix Renaudot 2015 Winner of Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2015 Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L., who embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine's vulnerability and slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as L. makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. As their lives become more and more entwined, L. threatens Delphine's identity, both as a writer and as an individual. This sophisticated psychological thriller skillfully blurs the line between fact and fiction, reality and artifice. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a terrifying, insidious, metafictional thriller; a haunting vision of seduction and betrayal; a book which in its hungering for truth implicates the reader, too-even as it holds us in its thrall.

Based on a True Story Book

Based on a True Story


  • Author : Donald F. Stevens
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 1998-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780585348261

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Based on a True Story Book Description :

Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.

Information is Beautiful Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Information is Beautiful


  • Author : David McCandless
  • Publisher : Collins Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 0007492898

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Information is Beautiful Book Description :

A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.

Based on a True Story Book

Based on a True Story


  • Author : Jonathan Vankin
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 1556525591

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Based on a True Story Book Description :

Reveals how Hollywood alters history for movies, examines the facts behind some well-known films, and shows alterations to the "true story" such as concocted love affairs, character motivations, and trumped-up movie endings.

Based on a True Story Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Based on a True Story


  • Author : Norm Macdonald
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443414319

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Based on a True Story Book Description :

Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the Canadian actor, gambler, and raconteur, and one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. As this book’s title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life—more or less—from his origins on a farm in the backwoods of Ontario and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live—until he was fired because a corporate executive didn’t think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than just a memoir; it’s the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm’s life. In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d lost to sports betting and other vices) with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the love affairs, the times fortune smiled on his life, and the times it refused to smile. As the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches record heights, and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that’s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country. As a comedy legend should, Norm peppers these pages with classic jokes and long-mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass inside the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.

Catalina Based on a True Story Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Catalina Based on a True Story


  • Author : Markus Orths
  • Publisher : Toby Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123206794

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Catalina Based on a True Story Book Description :

"Catalina is the story of Catalina d'Erauso, the 'Lieutenant Nun'. When Catalina's beloved older brother Miguel is sent to the New World to see to the family's fortunes, Catalina has only one wish: to follow him. She begins her quest by earning her education in a convent. And then, one day, she leaves. She cuts her hair, dresses in men's clothing, and becomes Francisco. Catalina develops and internalizes her new identity as a man so thoroughly that she convinces not only everyone around her - including her lovers - but eventually even herself. Her path leads her from San Sebastian to New Spain, Chile and Peru. It is the story of a despairing quest for the other - and for one's self."--BOOK JACKET.

A Long Walk to Water Book
Score: 4
From 149 Ratings

A Long Walk to Water


  • Author : Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2010-11-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0547532849

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A Long Walk to Water Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

The Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Girl


  • Author : Samantha Geimer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476716848

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The Girl Book Description :

Breaking a thirty-five year silence, the girl at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case reflects on the events of that day and tells how her life was irrevocably altered by the rape and subsequent media attention.

A True Story Based On Lies Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A True Story Based On Lies


  • Author : Jennifer Clement
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847677327

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A True Story Based On Lies Book Description :

A True Story Based on Lies is a remarkable and original novel that addresses the universal issues of class discrimination, male oppression and female servitude through dual narratives ofspellbinding power. Set in contemporary Mexico, the book charts the consequences of a sexual relationship between Leonora, a servant in the wealthy O'Connor home, and her master. When a child, Aura Olivia, is born from this union she is brought up as the daughter of the house. As the novel unfolds, the 'true' story gradually emerges.