Breaking Night Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

Breaking Night


  • Author : Liz Murray
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401396206

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Breaking Night Excerpt :

In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Breaking Night Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

Breaking Night


  • Author : Liz Murray
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-01-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446440568

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____________________________________ Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic; another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Breaking Night Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

Breaking Night


  • Author : Liz Murray
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401396206

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Breaking Night Excerpt :

In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Breaking Night Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

Breaking Night


  • Author : Liz Murray
  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1401310591

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Breaking Night Excerpt :

“Breaking Night” Urban slang for: staying up through the night, until the sun rises “Breaking Night reads more like an adventure story than an addiction-morality tale. It’s a white-knuckle account of survival. . . . Murray’s stoicism has been hard-earned; it serves her well as a writer. Breaking Night itself is full of heart, without a sliver of ice, and deeply moving.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “From runaway to Harvard student, Murray tells an engaging, powerfully motivational story about turning her life around. . . . In this incredible story of true grit, Murray went from feeling like ‘the world was filled with people who were repulsed by me’ to learning to receive the bountiful generosity of strangers who truly cared.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The admirable story of a teen who overcame homelessness through sheer grit and the kindness of friends. . . . An uplifting story of survival.” —Kirkus Reviews “Education was the miracle that saved Murray’s life. . . . Her story is inspirational, and her description of [her high school], and its role in her life, should be read by everyone concerned about education.” —Washington Post Book World “Truly uplifting. . . . Liz Murray has shown us the worst, and the very best, of America.” —Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off the Couch

Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome Book

Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome


  • Author : Kelly C. Allison
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2004-05-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608827305

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The statistics are powerful and alarming: Perhaps as many as 6 million Americans suffer from night eating syndrome, or NES, a newly identified eating disorder which describes behavior patterns in which an individual obsessively consumes more than half of his or her daily caloric intake after eight o'clock in the evening. More significant is the further finding that more than 33 percent of morbidly obese individuals, persons who are 100 or more pounds overweight, are affected by this disorder. Experts agree that NES shares characteristics of not only eating disorders but also sleep and mood disorders. Sufferers tend to exhibit symptoms such as feelings of anxiety and guilt, insomnia, or interrupted sleep. Typical NES behaviors include absent appetite during the day, a consistent pattern of eating more food after dinner than during the meal itself, and recurrent episodes of waking and eating throughout the night. This book offers a step-by-step strategy for managing and overcoming this disorder. From this book, you will first learn to identify the signs of NES, and then use journaling exercises to discover what automatic thoughts surround your night eating. Having identified the problematic behaviors, you'íll find out how to break theses patterns with healthier food choices, more structured mealtimes, and a series of relaxation and visualization techniques.

Breaking Her Fall Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Breaking Her Fall


  • Author : Stephen Goodwin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 0156029693

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Breaking Her Fall Excerpt :

Losing his temper when he hears allegations about his daughter and a group of boys at a party, Tucker Jones inadvertently assaults one of the boys and is targeted in a legal battle that threatens his home, career, freedom, and relationship with his daughter. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Night Running Book

Night Running


  • Author : Pete Danko
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 0985419075

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Night Running Excerpt :

The current running boom has led to growing interest in running books. This daring volume combines the best of writing on running with the appeal of the best kind of literary writing, essays that take in a healthy dose of the outdoors, the sights and sounds and smells of real life, of real risk, of real pain and of real elation. Emphasizing female voices to reflect the preponderance of women among runners, this collection of personal essays set in different countries around the world offers a deep but accessible look at the power of running in our lives. From acclaimed novelist Emily Mitchell to ESPN reporter Bonnie Ford to UC Santa Cruz student Kelsey Eiland, a diverse lineup of writers captures a variety of perspectives on running at night. These are stories that can inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to take on a thrilling new challenge. The contributors all have distinct tales to tell, but each brings a freshness and depth to their experiences that make Night Running a necessary part of every runner’s library - and a valuable addition to the reading lists of all thoughtful readers.

Night Book
Score: 4.5
From 293 Ratings

Night


  • Author : Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0374534756

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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Born in Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel's seminal work.

A Court of Silver Flames Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

A Court of Silver Flames


  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635576191

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Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it. The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other. Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts. Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms.

Back to Venice Book

Back to Venice


  • Author : Michael Grant
  • Publisher : Michael Grant
  • Release Date : 2011-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461101215

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Imagine what it would be like to go back in time to the 15th century Venice. And imagine what it would be like to meet your lifelong hero, Michelangelo. And imagine what it would be like if, on first meeting, you spill a tray of pasta and wine on that very same hero.Well, that's what happens to serious young artist Mark Breen. As the result of a drunken bet, Mark knocks out a painting of a toilet bowl. Much to his amazement, he sells it. In short order he's hailed as the new Andy Warhol and becomes an overnight sensation-and a very wealthy man. Soon, images of his toilet bowls are on more t-shirts, mugs, and calendars than Edvard Munch's The Scream.His friend and mentor, Hugh Connelly, afraid that Mark is in danger of losing his "artistic soul," advises him to go back to Italy and reacquaint himself with the "old masters." In Venice, Mark falls in love with Alexandra, a beautiful art restorer, but it's a one-sided affair. One night, hoping to win her over, he climbs up on a roof to find out who painted her favorite fresco. He falls off the roof and wakes up in 15th century Venice where he meets an innkeeper named Francesca, who looks exactly like Alexandra. And it gets curiouser and curiouser from there. During his stay-which is sometimes zany and sometimes frightening-he meet his hero, Michelangelo, who teaches him the true meaning of art.

Live Cinema and Its Techniques Book

Live Cinema and Its Techniques


  • Author : Francis Ford Coppola
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631493737

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From a master of cinema comes this “gold mine of a book . . . a rocket ride to the potential future” of filmmaking (Walter Murch). Celebrated as an “exhilarating account” of a revolutionary new medium (Booklist), Francis Ford Coppola’s indispensable guide to live cinema is a boon for moviegoers, film students, and teachers alike. As digital movie-making, like live sports, can now be performed by one director—or by a collaborative team online— it is only a matter of time before cinema auteurs will create “live” movies to be broadcast instantly in faraway theaters. “Peppered with brilliant personal observations” (Wendy Doniger), Live Cinema and Its Techniques offers a behind-the-scenes look at a consummate career: from Coppola’s formative boyhood obsession with live 1950s television shows and later attempts to imitate the spontaneity of live performance on set, the book usefully includes a guide to presenting state-of-the-art techniques on everything from rehearsals to equipment. A testament to Coppola’s prodigious enthusiasm for reinvigorating the form, Live Cinema is an indispensable guide that “reenergizes . . . the search for a new way of storytelling” (William Friedkin).

She Got Up Off the Couch Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

She Got Up Off the Couch


  • Author : Haven Kimmel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-02-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743285001

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She Got Up Off the Couch Excerpt :

A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

The Glass Castle Book
Score: 4
From 569 Ratings

The Glass Castle


  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416544661

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The Glass Castle Excerpt :

A triumphant tale of a young woman and her difficult childhood, The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience, redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and wonderfully vibrant. Jeannette Walls was the second of four children raised by anti-institutional parents in a household of extremes.

The Daily Show  The Book  Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Daily Show The Book


  • Author : Chris Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455565351

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The Daily Show The Book Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Twelfth night  or  What you will Book

Twelfth night or What you will


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1907
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556021910013

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