Damaged

My Story

Author: Paul Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910335734

Category:

Page: 288

View: 5862

My Damage

The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor

Author: Keith Morris

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2687

Keith Morris is a true punk icon. No one else embodies the sound of Southern Californian hardcore the way he does. With his waist-length dreadlocks and snarling vocals, Morris is known the world over for his take-no-prisoners approach on the stage and his integrity off of it. Over the course of his forty-year career with Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, and OFF!, he's battled diabetes, drug and alcohol addiction, and the record industry...and he's still going strong. My Damage is more than a book about the highs and lows of a punk rock legend. It's a story from the perspective of someone who has shared the stage with just about every major figure in the music industry and has appeared in cult films like The Decline of Western Civilization and Repo Man. A true Hollywood tale from an L.A. native, My Damage reveals the story of Morris's streets, his scene, and his music-as only he can tell it.

Never Broken

Songs Are Only Half the Story

Author: Jewel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698192109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6324

New York Times bestselling poet and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marriage, and motherhood. When Jewel’s first album, Pieces of You, topped the charts in 1995, her emotional voice and vulnerable performance were groundbreaking. Drawing comparisons to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, a singer-songwriter of her kind had not emerged in decades. Now, with more than thirty million albums sold worldwide, Jewel tells the story of her life, and the lessons learned from her experience and her music. Living on a homestead in Alaska, Jewel learned to yodel at age five, and joined her parents’ entertainment act, working in hotels, honky-tonks, and biker bars. Behind a strong-willed family life with an emphasis on music and artistic talent, however, there was also instability, abuse, and trauma. At age fifteen, she moved out and tasked herself with a mission: to see if she could avoid being the kind of statistic that her past indicated for her future. Soon after, she was accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and there she began writing her own songs as a means of expressing herself and documenting her journey to find happiness. Jewel was eighteen and homeless in San Diego when a radio DJ aired a bootleg version of one of her songs and it was requested into the top-ten countdown, something unheard-of for an unsigned artist. By the time she was twenty-one, her debut had gone multiplatinum. There is much more to Jewel’s story, though, one complicated by family legacies, by crippling fear and insecurity, and by the extraordinary circumstances in which she managed to flourish and find happiness despite these obstacles. Along her road of self-discovery, learning to redirect her fate, Jewel has become an iconic singer and songwriter. In Never Broken she reflects on how she survived, and how writing songs, poetry, and prose has saved her life many times over. She writes lyrically about the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and loss, about the healing power of motherhood, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs. From the Hardcover edition.

Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007279752

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 6392

The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass...

A Damaged Mirror

A story of memory and redemption

Author: Shahar, Yael,ben Malka, Ovadya

Publisher: Kasva Press

ISBN: 0991058402

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 2661

Newly revised with a Foreword by Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo He sold his soul to survive Auschwitz. Now he's taking it back! An embittered holocaust survivor cannot speak of what he was forced to do to survive. A young girl in Texas is haunted by a memory of something she could not have lived. Together, they must unlock the gates of memory to find the hope that lies beyond despair.

Broken Glass

Author: Alain Mabanckou

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 184765231X

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 8222

Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 The history of Credit Gone West, a squalid Congolese bar, is related by one of its most loyal customers, Broken Glass, who has been commissioned by its owner to set down an account of the characters who frequent it. Broken Glass himself is a disgraced alcoholic school teacher with a love of French language and literature which he has largely failed to communicate to his pupils but which he displays in the pages of his notebook. The notebook is also a farewell to the bar and to his fellow drinkers. After writing the final words, Broken Glass will go down to the River Tchinouka and throw himself into its murky waters, where his lamented mother also drowned. Broken Glass is a Congolese riff on European classics from the most notable Francophone African writer of his generation.

Damaged in Transit

Life Lived Differently

Author: Michiko Parnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980504507

Category:

Page: 220

View: 4487

Damaged in Transit is a story about what happens after a much loved and anticipated baby girl is born with brain damage. Told as a collection of anectdotes and reflections, the author shares the challenges and surprises, joys and heartaches of raising a child with cognitive, sensory and physical disabilities. Sad, funny, insightful and informative, Damaged in Transit offers a window into the life, family and child behind a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

Spray Paint the Walls

The Story of Black Flag

Author: Stevie Chick

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604865849

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 337

Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America’s clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody—the police, the record industry, and even their own fans—and they toured overseas on pennies a day in beat-up trucks and vans. This history tells Black Flag’s story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group’s members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired. It depicts the rise of Henry Rollins, the iconic front man, and Greg Ginn, who turned his electronics company into one of the world’s most influential independent record labels while leading Black Flag from punk’s three-chord frenzy into heavy metal and free jazz.

Ginger

My Story

Author: Ginger Rogers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061564702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 4846

She was born Virginia Katherine McMath, but the world would come to know her—and love her—as Ginger Rogers: Broadway star, Academy Award-winning actress, and the ultimate on-screen dancing partner of the inimitable Fred Astaire. In Ginger: My Story, the legendary entertainer shares the triumphs of a remarkable career that began when she won a Texas dancing contest at age fourteen; the joys and heartbreaks of her five marriages; her relationships with some of Hollywood's major leading men, including Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and damaged daredevil billionaire Howard Hughes; and the strength of her religious convictions that got her through thick and thin. Lavishly illustrated with rare photographs from the author's personal collection, Ginger is an enthralling, behind-the-scenes tour of Hollywood life during the Golden Age of movies by one of its most enduring stars.

4,000 Days

My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison

Author: Warren Fellows

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312253646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1581

The author describes how, after being convicted of drug trafficking in Thailand, he was given a life sentence at the Bang Kwang prison, where he overcame hardships and inhumane conditions in his struggle to survive.

My Life as a Fake

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571267084

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9134

Melbourne, the late 1940s. A young conservative Australian poet named Christopher Chubb decides to teach his country a lesson about pretension and authenticity. Choosing as his target the most avant-garde of the literary magazines, he submits for publication the entire oeuvre of one Bob McCorkle, a working-class poet of raw power and sexual frankness, conveniently dead at twenty-four and entirely the product of Chubb's imagination. Not only does the magazine fall for the hoax, but the local authorities also sue its editor for publishing obscenity. At the trial someone uncannily resembling the faked photograph of the invented McCorkle, leaps to his feet. At this moment a horrified Chubb is confronted by the malevolent being he has himself manufactured...

Broken and Betrayed

The true story of the Rotherham abuse scandal by the woman who fought to expose it

Author: Jayne Senior

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509801618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 375

View: 5570

For fourteen years, Jayne Senior tried to help girls from Rotherham who had been groomed, raped, tortured, pimped and threatened with violence by sex traffickers. As the manager of Risky Business, which was set up to work with vulnerable teens, she heard heartbreaking and shocking stories of abuse and assiduously kept notes and details of the perpetrators, passing information on to the authorities in the belief that they would do something. Eventually, when she lost hope that the authorities would take action against the gangs she had identified as the abusers, she became a whistleblower for The Times investigative reporter Andrew Norfolk. Now, in her powerful memoir, she describes a life spent working to protect Rotherham's girls, the pressure put on her to stop rocking the boat, and why she risked prison in the hope that she could help end the appalling child exploitation in the town.

The House of Broken Angels

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316516252

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5292

From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a powerful and unforgettable portrait of one Mexican American family and the American dream "One of the most vivid and engrossing family epics of the last twenty years."--Dave Eggers One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018: Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, The Millions, Chicago Review of Books, Bustle, Nylon, Book Riot, BookBub, San Francisco Weekly "All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death." In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. The story of the de La Cruzes is the quintessential American story. This indelible portrait of a complex family reminds us of what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border. It takes us into a world we have not known, while reflecting back the hopes and dreams of our own families. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.

The Story of Us

A heart-wrenching story that will make you believe in true love

Author: Tara Sivec

Publisher: Forever Yours

ISBN: 1478920203

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1423

How much can a man take before he breaks? 1,843 days. That's how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I'll do anything to get back to her. Only Shelby Eubanks isn't the girl I left behind all those years ago. She's someone else, a stranger. My Shelby--my little green-eyed firecracker--would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother's ambitions. But I won't give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.

Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Past

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9078

The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia’s actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation.

Family Life: A Novel

Author: Akhil Sharma

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393060055

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2884

Finally joining their father in America, Ajay and Birju enjoy their new, extraordinary life until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother incapacitated and the other practically orphaned in this strange land in the second novel from the author of An Obedient Father. 30,000 first printing.

What to Do about Your Brain-injured Child

Or Your Brain-damaged, Mentally Retarded, Mentally Deficient, Cerebral-palsied, Spastic, Flaccid, Rigid, Epileptic, Autistic, Athetoid, Hyperactive, Down's Child

Author: Glenn Doman

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 9780895295989

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 294

View: 1820

Describes the evolution and success of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential

Damaged

A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel

Author: Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250099633

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9169

“Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn.” –Harlan Coben One boy. One lawyer. One chance for justice. Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help and Mary DiNunzio is on the case. Soon Mary becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector, or break her heart... With Lisa Scottoline’s trademark emotional depth and fast-paced action, the New York Times bestseller Damaged will have readers riveted to the last page as they root for the beloved characters and their fight for justice.

We're All Damaged

Author: Matthew Norman

Publisher: Little a

ISBN: 9781503933385

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 392

Andy Carter was happy. He had a solid job. He ran 5Ks for charity. He was living a nice, safe Midwestern existence. And then his wife left him for a handsome paramedic down the street. "We re All Damaged" begins after Andy has lost his job, ruined his best friend s wedding, and moved to New York City, where he lives in a tiny apartment with an angry cat named Jeter that isn t technically his. But before long he needs to go back to Omaha to say good-bye to his dying grandfather. Back home, Andy is confronted with his past, which includes his ex, his ex s new boyfriend, his right-wing talk-radio-host mother, his parents crumbling marriage, and his still-angry best friend. As if these old problems weren t enough, Andy encounters an entirely new complication: Daisy. She has fifteen tattoos, no job, and her own difficult past. But she claims she is the only person who can help Andy be happy again, if only she weren t hiding a huge secret that will mess things up even more. Andy Carter needs a second chance at life, and Daisy and the person Daisy pushes Andy to become may be his last chance to set things right. "

Sour: My Story: A troubled girl from a broken home. The Brixton gang she nearly died for. The baby she fought to live for.

Author: Tracey Miller,Lucy Bannerman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007565054

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5659

They call me Sour. The opposite of sweet. Shanking, stabbing, steaming, robbing, I did it all, rolling with the Man Dem. I did it because I was bad. I did it because I had heart. And the reason I reckon I got away with it for so long? Because I was a girl.